The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Pena, Aurora
Aurora Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - Aurora Pena, 812 E. Third, died at Swedish Hospital in Denver. She was born on Dec. 29, 1922. She was a homemaker. was married to Floyd A. who survives. Her parents were Joseph Corrales and Rachel Muniz. Surviving also is a son, Floyd Pena Jr., .and his wife, Nora, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jacqueline, James, Jason; a daughter, Margaret (Thomas) McCabe and their son, Joseph, of Littleton; a daughter, Jeanette Pena, of Pueblo; brother, Lupe Corrales, Denver; brother, Joseph Corrales Jr., of Chula Vista, Calif.; three sisters, Victoria Guzman, Mary Lopez and Rachel McCain, all of Scottsbluff. She was a member of St Leander Catholic Church of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at St Peter Catholic Church. Interment Valley View Cemetery in Ordway. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association in care of Sillin Funeral Home in Ordway.

Pena, Floyd A. Sr.
Floyd A. Pena Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2002 - Floyd A. Pena Sr. passed away June 13, 2002. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Aurora Pena; his son, Floyd Pena, Jr.; and his daughter, Jeanette Pena. He is survived by his wife, Dolores A. Pena; daughter, Margaret Pena, Denver; and grandchildren, Jacqueline Mergelos, James (Lena) Pena, Jason Pena and Joseph McCabe. Also survived by his great-granddaughters, Reagan and Brianna Pena; his sister, Virginia Moya; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Pena retired from the Pueblo Army Depot where he was a foreman and was a member of St. Leander Parish. Services, St. Leander Parish. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at St. Leander Church Hall following the burial.

Pena, Floyd Jr.
Floyd Pena Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1997 - Floyd Pena Jr., 53, passed away in Las Cruces, N.M., July 15, 1997. Mr. Pena was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on Jan. 30, 1944, to the union of Floyd and Aurora Pena. He was preceded in death by his mother, Aurora, in January 1987, and his sister, Jeanette Pena, in September 1987. Mr. Pena graduated from Pueblo East High School in June 1962 and later from the Army School of Electronics in Fort Monmouth, N.J., in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was employed by the Department of Defense as a calibration engineer at Pueblo Army Depot from 1966 to 1988- at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., from 1988 to 1992 and most recently at White Sands Missile Range in Las Cruces, N.M., until he retired in September 1996. He is survived by his father, Floyd (Dolores) Pena of Pueblo- his wife, June Pena of Las Cruces, N.M.- his three children, Jacqueline (Lou) Mergelos of Toronto, Canada, Capt. James Pena, USAF, currently stationed in Columbus, Mo., and Jason Pena of Pueblo- and his sister, Margaet Pena of Denver and her son, Joseph McCabe. One granddaughter survives, Regan Pena of Pueblo, daughter of James Pena. Stepchildren are David (Debbie) Baughn, Brett (Carmen) Baughn, James (Beth) Baughn and Greg Baughn, and step-grandchildren are Alia, Denise, Catherine and Christine. Viewing hours are 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church, with interment to follow at Valley View Cemetery in Ordway. The family may be contacted at 812 E. Third St., home of Floyd Pena Sr. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Pena, Frank
Frank Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Frank Pena, Aurora. Father of Alexis, Ashley and Adriana; son of Al and Rosemarie; fiancé of Lisa; brother of Karen (Mike) Quintana and Sonya (Dean) Sandoval; grandson of Alfonso and Connie Gomez; uncle of Adrian, Dean Jr. and Kayla. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Pius X, 13680 E. 14th Ave., Aurora. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Contributions may be made to 20th Street Boxing Club.

Pena, Jamie Jay
Jamie Jay Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Jamie Jay Pena, 8 month-old-son of Robert and Roselinda Pena, late of 52 Small, died May 30, 1986. He was a brother of Robert Pena Jr., and Alex Felix Pena. A grandson of Virginia Carrillo of Nevada. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents, Alex and Sarah Pena and Bennie Felix Carrillo. Mass of the Angels, 2 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Church with Father Ed Pettit officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received at 1311 Palmer. Friends also will be received at 1920 E. Routt.

Pena, Jeanette G.
Jeanette G. Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1987 - Jeanette G. Pena - 1959-1987 - On Dec. 12, 1959, a child was born to the union of Floyd Pena Sr. and Aurora-Corralez Pena. She was named Jeanette Guadalupe in honor of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Jeanette received her formal education in Pueblo District 60 schools. She graduated with honors from Centennial High School in June 1978. She attended the University of Southern Colorado and graduated from there in June 1982 with a B.A. in business administration. She was hired by State Farm Insurance shortly after she graduated from college. She worked in the State Farm office in Greeley for two years, and then asked to be transferred to Pueblo so she could live closer to her parents. Jeanette departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1987, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash. Jeanette had gone there in early June and underwent a successful bone marrow transplant to cure her leukemia. She died due to complications that occurred after the transplant. Jeanette leaves to celebrate her life her beloved father, Floyd Pena Sr.; her brother, Floyd (Nora) Pena Jr., and children, Jacquie, James, and Jason; her sister, Margaret (Tom) McCabe, and son, Joseph. Jeanette's mother, Aurora, passed away Jan. 11, 1987. Services: Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 1987, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, 2 p.m. Saturday at Ordway Cemetery, Ordway, Colo. Public visitation after 11 a.m. Friday.

Pena, Joe
Joe Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1987 - Joe Pena, 1516 Spruce, departed this life July 22, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 19, 1891, in Monterrey, Mexico, he was a retired railroad worker and an avid sports enthusiast. Predeceased by his wife, Aveda, in 1937. Survivors include son, Ernest (Irene) Pena; three grandchildren, Ernestine Laverne Pena, John Eugene Pena, Mark Anthony Pena; one great-grandchild, Li Ane R. Pena, all of Pueblo; a very dear friend, Manuela Montez, and her children, all of Pueblo. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Roche officiating. Cremation. Family will receive friends at 207 Bandera Blvd.

Pena, Julia R.
Julia R. Pena - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2003 - Julia R. Pe–a, 98, went home on Friday, June 27, 2003. She was born on Feb. 12, 1905, to the union of Casimiro and Martina (Delgado) Rodriguez. Julia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; two sons, Jose Rodriguez and Pete Alfaro; two brothers and one sister. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Maria Rodriguez, Tony (Margaret) Alfaro, Eufemia (Salvador) Diaz, Encarnacion Alfaro, Lydia (Manuel) Gallegos, Alberto (Celia) Alfaro, Julia (Mike Lane) Alfaro; 59 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; 85 great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Julia leaves a legacy of memories and traditional values to the five generations following her, by sharing her love of life and enjoying its beauties, either through her many flowers, music and never ending expressions of love. A vigil service will be 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Holy Rosary, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Penaluna, John Willis
John Willis (Bill) Penaluna – Pueblo Chieftain – October 29, 2006 - John Willis (Bill) Penaluna of Pueblo, died on Friday Oct. 27, 2006. Bill, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, was born April 17, 1918 to Harold and Stella (Baird) Penaluna. Bill referred to himself as a “Central Boy”, having attended Central Elementary School, Central Junior High and graduating from Central High School in Pueblo. Bill attended Denver University for a year, until the death of his father, at which time he returned to Pueblo to help care for his mother. It was during a church service that he met the love of his life Helen (Pickering). They were married in May, 1941 and lived happily together until Helens death in 1994, after 50 years of marriage. Bill was in the Army during WWII and spent his time in Casablanca, Africa and Italy. Upon his return from service he returned to work with Southern Colorado Power Company, from which he retired in 1982 after 45 years of service. Bill was active in the Y'Men organization (YMCA) and was a 42 year member of Kiwanis. Bill is survived by his sister, Virginia Haling, Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was very grateful to two special nieces who provided care for him, Cheryl (Joe) Orazem, Pueblo, and Mary Garcia, Fort Collins, Colo. His wife Helen and brothers, Bill and Richard preceded him in death. Service will be held Monday Oct. 30, 2006 at First Congregational Church at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis Club of Pueblo.

Pendleton, Arthur
Arthur "Ed" Pendleton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2002 - Arthur "Ed" Pendleton, 78, passed away Dec. 15, 2002 in Pueblo, Colo. Raised in Pueblo by his mother, Mary Sillox; and stepfather, Harry Sillox, who preceded him; along with a brother, Allen Sillox. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Pendleton; sons, Valan (Clare) Stieler, John G. (Jodi) Pendleton; one grandson, Erik (Jennifer) Stieler; and numerous golf and coffee friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Pendleton, Doris E.
Doris E. Pendleton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2002 - Born Aug. 10, 1908, in Pueblo, Colo., died Feb. 9, 2002, in Fort Collins, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, P. Floyd Pendleton. Mother of Joyce E. (Max) Fuller, Fort Collins, Jeanine M. (Sam, deceased) Cochran, Northglenn, and Dennis F. (Dottie) Pendleton, Davis, Calif. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. Memorial Contributions: Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

Pendleton, Monte W.
Monte W. Pendleton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1986 - Monte W. Pendleton, late of Pueblo, died May 21, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his children, Diane (Ron) Lease, Beulah, and Bob (Donna) Pendleton, Salinas, Calif. Also survived by brother, Therman (Marian) Pendleton, Pueblo; sister, Delpha (Herman) Lakes, Pueblo; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Liberty Baptist Church. Born Aug. 18, 1911, in Meta, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1912. Mr. Pendleton was self-employed as a tire store operator for 35 years, retiring in 1983. Preceded in death by his wife, Violet J. Pendleton, April 2, 1979, and grandson, Michael J. Lease, Sept. 22, 1979. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. William Waye officiating. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Southern Colorado Branch, and P.O. Box 26171, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80936, direct or through the funeral home office. Visitation from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Pene, Batista John
Batista "Bob" John Pene - Huerfano World - October 15, 1998 - Batista "Bob" John Pene, 93, of La Veta, died Oct. 8, 1998 in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad after a short illness. Born June 18, 1905 in Santa Clara to Batista John and Dominica Baudino Pene, he married Lois Prator July 22, 1939. Mr. Pene was a member of the Odd Fellows and an old time rancher in La Veta. He also worked for Huerfano County for 13 years, retiring in 1975. He had been a resident of Trinidad State Nursing Home since March, 1998. Survivors include a son, Tim Pene, Walfforth, TX; a daughter, Janet Conley, La Veta; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in La Veta on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Pene, Lois
Lois Louis Pene - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1980 - Mrs. Lois Louis Pene of La Veta, June 25, 1980. Wife of Bob Pene, La Veta; mother of Denis Pene, Hotchkiss, and Tim Pene, and Mrs. Janet Horton, both of La Veta; sister of Ernest Prator, La Veta, and Bill Prater, Trinidad. Also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, La Veta, will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Pene, Mike
Mike Pene - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Died, Mike Pene, Jane Roberts Wilkinson, Anna Lane and Andrew Dusnak.

Pene, Wayne Delos
Wayne Delos Pene - La Veta Signature - March 23, 1989 - Services were held Monday in La Veta for former resident Wayne Delos Pene, 27, of Lubbock, TX, who died March 16 of injuries suffered in a traffic incident near Shallow Water, TX. Mr. Pene, in attempting to avoid a car which had turned in front of him, swerved and hit the car's back end, causing his truck to overturn and roll. Born March 10, 1962, in Durango, Mr. Pene was the owner/operator of a trucking firm in Lubbock. He had been in the U.S. Air Force earning the rank of E-4 and was an instructor of missile maintenance. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church in Lubbock. He is survived by his wife Gina Lea, to whom he was married on April 15, 1986; a stepson Brandon Allen Smith, of Lubbock; parents Tim and Edith Schaaf Penne, La Mesa, TX; brother Walter Pene, La Mesa,; two sisters, Beth (Rodney) Falk of La Veta, and Paula Pene, Los Angeles, CA; grandfather Bob Pene, La Mesa, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Baptist Church, with pastor Sterling Schaaf officiating. Military honors by Fort Carson and interment in La Veta.

Penilla, Aurora S.
Aurora S. Penilla - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2006 - Aurora S. Penilla, 71, passed away on Nov. 24, 2006. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fermin and Calletana Sanchez; brother, John; and sister in-law, Andula Sanchez. Aurora is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Adan Penilla; children, Juanita Adelina (Milton Ted) Smith, Belinda (Terry) Derfler, Dee (Ted) Schmidt, Denni Penilla and Adan R. Penilla II, Ph.D.; numerous grand- and great-grandchildren; family friend, Wanda Massari; and Miss Stephanie. Aurora was a loving wife and mother. She loved music, dancing, traveling and spending time with her husband and family. She will be greatly missed by all.

Penn, Floyd Fletcher
Floyd Fletcher Penn - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1997 - Floyd Fletcher Penn, born May 23, 1911, in Sioux City, Iowa. Moved to Pueblo with his family in 1920, where he died peacefully at his home on Oct. 28, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Fannie, Sept. 9, 1993, after 60 years of marriage. Also preceded by parents, four sisters and two brothers. He is survived by daughters, Shirley Gregg and June (Henry) Saldana, Pueblo- granddaughter, Lisa Gregg, Austin, Texas- and grandson, Douglas (Brenda) Gregg, Roy, Utah- great-granddaughter, Alissa Gregg- and great-grandson, Braden Gregg of Roy, Utah. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 1997. Visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church or El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch. Family will receive friends at 4 Scotland Road, Pueblo. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Penn, Mickey M.
Mickey M. Penn - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1986 - Mickey M. Penn, late of 999 Fortino Blvd., passed away Nov. 19, 1986. Mrs. Penn was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Penn Sr., a stepdaughter, Nancy Peon, and a daughter, Jannett La Vine. She is survived by one stepson, Kenneth R. Penn Jr. of Pueblo; one stepdaughter, Margaret Miller of Washington; two daughters, Joan Phillips of California and Karen (Larry) LaDamus of Pueblo; granddaughters, Michelle and Tiffany LaDamus of Pueblo, and numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Brown of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Davis officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at 23 Ironweed Drive.

Penn, Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Penn - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 7, 1962 - Pueblo Woman Dies When Car Leaves U.S. 85-87 - A 24-year-old Pueblo woman was killed Saturday morning when the car she was driving crashed eight miles south of Fountain on U.S. 85-87, marking the first traffic fatality in El Paso County for 1962. Nancy Lee Penn, of 1604 E. 13th St., Pueblo, was the victim. A Colorado State patrol report stated that Miss Penn apparently went to sleep at the wheel of her late-model car. The accident occurred about 5:50 a.m. Saturday. The report said that Miss Penn's car was traveling south and left the road, traveling 341 feet into the median area and hitting an embankment with a three-foot ditch. The car traveled 59 feet past the ditch and stopped on the inside lane of the northbound highway. Damage to the car was estimated at $2,000. Miss Penn was taken to St. Francis Hospital with internal injuries, crushed chest, a fractured skull, broken right leg and multiple lacerations. The victim died at 7:05 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital's emergency room where she was brought by E and E Ambulance Service. The body was taken to the Blunt Mortuary for the Davis Funeral Home of Pueblo.

Penne, Frank P.
Frank P. Penne - Walsenburg World-Independent - November 27, 1939 - A splinter of wood, lodged in his hand while helping his father build a barn, brought infection that caused the death of 13-year-old Frank P. Penne of La Veta. A jagged splinter became imbedded in the lad's hand last week, however, it was not until several days later that he was stricken with chills and believed taken a severe cold. When brought to a Walsenburg hospital it was discovered the lad had blood poisoning which had gained such headway that it was impossible to save his life. Frank was born August 5, 1926 at La Veta and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Penne Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the First Methodist church in La Veta with the Unfug-Peet mortuary of Walsenburg officiating. The lad was an eighth grade student in La Veta's school and a member of the La Veta Boy Scout troop. Frank J. Penne - Huerfano World - November 30, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1939: Frank J. Penne, the 13-year-old son of John R. Penne Jr., died of blood poisoning from a splinter in his hand.

Penne, Grace
Grace Penne - La Veta Signature - November 6, 1986 - Longtime La Veta Resident, Grace Penne died at the age of 92 on October 29, 1986 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Penne was born in Isabel, Kansas on October 8, 1894. She came to La Veta in 1928 where the family had purchased a ranch in Indian Creek. In 1933, she became the La Veta postmaster, a position she held for over a decade. She was a charter member of the La Veta garden Club, Past Matron and lifetime member of O.E.S. mariposa Chapter #63, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bridge Club, and supported the La Veta 4-H Club. Although she was listed in Colorado Who's Who for other things, she was best known locally for her cooking. She was a member of La Veta Methodist Church. Mrs. penne was predeceased by her husband, John in 1972. Mrs. Penne is the mother of Leora Heyl of La Veta; stepmother of Fred Crouse, Williamsburg, New Mexico, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 1, at the First Baptist Church in La Veta. Interment in La Veta Cemetery.

Pennel, J. H.
J.H. Pennel - Huerfano World - January 19, 1995 - This Week in La Veta History - 1912: J.H. Pennel, blacksmith for the La Veta Coal Mines, died and was buried in the town graveyard.

Pennell, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Pennell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2003 - Barbara J. Pennell, 59, of Pueblo, passed away April 2, 2003. Born Sept. 13, 1943, in Denver, Colo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Cremation has taken place.

Pennington, L. H.
L.H. "Bob" Pennington - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1999 - L.H. "Bob" Pennington, age 75, passed away Oct. 28, 1999. Survived by his wife, Martha Pennington; children, Les (Jacque) Pennington, Bountiful, Utah, Diana (Ken) Pennington Hales, Topeka, Kan., and Stan (Gail) Pennington, Aurora, Colo.; sisters, Sally Fagan, Swink, Colo., Betty Gordon, La Junta, Colo., and Carol (Ray) Mechtel, Wichita, Kan. Also survived by grandchildren, Michele Pennington, Lori Pennington, Brian Pennington, and their mother, Mari Richards, Jessica Hales, Dustin Pennington, Kendra Pennington and Caitlin Pennington; step-granddaughter, Lisa Monkus; great-granddaughter, Brittany Pennington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pennington was a United States Navy veteran. He was a trainmaster for the Rio Grande Railroad, retiring in 1985 with 36 years of service. He was an avid golfer and member of the Pueblo Country Club where he achieved two holes-in-one. He enjoyed bowling, playing bridge and fishing. He was a kid at heart and especially enjoyed playing with his children and grandchildren. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Monday, 1 p.m., Tabor Lutheran Church. Private inurnment, Lakeview Cemetery, Sugar City, Colo.

Pennington, Mary V.
Mary V. Pennington - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2004 - Mary V. Pennington, 68, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, Merejildo and Natividad Sandoval; husband, Roy Pennington; and brother, Carlos Lucero. Survived by her daughter and five grandchildren. Rosary, 10 a.m. today, Aug. 19, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pennington, Winnifred A.
Winnifred A. Pennington - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 1987 - Winnifred A. Pennington, 84, Sept. 1, 1987. Survived by son, Bob (Martha) Pennington, Pueblo; three daughters, Betty (Bill) Gordon, La Junta, Sally (Veryl) Fagan, Howard, and Carol Barnett, Wichita, Kan.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Manzanola Cemetery. Friends may call at Griffy Funeral Home in Fowler Friday morning and until time of service.

Penoles, George
George Penoles - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 8, 1918 - As a result of the shooting of George Penoles, deputy sheriff, at Starkville, Sheriff Marty proposed to arrest approximately 100 Greeks, who, he says, claim to be miners, but who have not used a pick during the past few years. He says they live off their fellow countrymen by enticing them into gambling games.

Pentaude, Michael Allen
Michael Allen Pentaude - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Michael Allen Pentaude, 8, a third-grade student at Goodnight Elementary School, departed this life July 13, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born July 5, 1993. He enjoyed bike riding, telling jokes. He had a natural curiosity and a creative imagination. Survived by his mother, Wendy Lucero; father, Michael A. Pentaude; siblings, Joshua Pentaude and Carena Pentaude; grandfather, Andres Lucero; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Teresa Lucero; great-grandparents, Benjamin and Lupe Martinez; step grandfather, Chido Baca. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. John J. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1098 S. McCullough Way, Pueblo West.

Penza, John
John Penza - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1999 - John Penza, age 75, passed away Sept. 21, 1999. Survived by his son, Jim (Donna) Penza, Boise, Idaho, and grandchildren, Paula, Andy and Teri Penza. Also survived by his sisters, Antoinette Gavaletz, Pueblo, Colo., and Rose Tucker, Salem, N.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including Connie Colby. Preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Penza, one sister and three brothers. Mr. Penza was a graduate of Central High School and Pueblo Junior College. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Pueblo and coached at local schools. Mr. Penza retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 30 years of service. Throughout his life, he was an avid sports fan, attending Air Force Academy football games and numerous sporting events of local high schools. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics in care of the funeral home office.

Peoples, Lena M.
Lena M. Peoples - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1998 - Lena M. Peoples passed away June 7, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Petersburg, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. Lena is survived by one sister, Rita Haun- and numerous friends. At her request, cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 1998, in the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Walter Partain officiating.

Pepin, Mary L.
Mary L. Pepin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1986 - Mrs. Mary L. Pepin passed away Sept. 3, 1986. Mother of Timothy (Kathleen) Pepin and Kenneth (Shirley) Pepin, Pueblo; sister of Mrs. Dorothy Davis, Wichita, Kan,; grandmother of Christy Freeman, Robert Pepin and John Pepin, all of Pueblo. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins, and her special friends, Ann and Albert Bassett. Predeceased by her husband, John W. Pepin, in 1971. Member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and AARP. She was born on Jan. 2, 1915, in Wiley, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Leonard E. Racki officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pepper, Cecil (Mrs.)
Mrs. Cecil Pepper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Mrs. Cecil Pepper. Funeral Service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, B'Nai Jacob Cemetery. Full announcements later.

Peralta, Amarante Jose Sr.
Amarante Jose Peralta Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1999 - Amarante Jose Peralta Sr. 83, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 31, 1999. Born June 9, 1916, in Forbes, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Estanslado and Marinnita Peralta; two children, Gina Peralta and Edward Peralta. Also his brothers, Casamillo, Juan, Benino and Joseph Peralta. One sister, Sarah Eurosite. Survived by his loving wife, Socoro M. Peralta of the family home, Pueblo; children, Amarante J. (Cindy) Peralta Jr., Estanslado Don Peralta, Jake Louis (Laura) Peralta, all of Pueblo and Karen (Bob) Quintana, Merritt Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Kimber, Marissa, Bobbie, Shae, Kayla and John; sisters, Minnie (Alfonso) Salazar and Rachel Peralta, both of Pueblo. Amarante was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran. He enjoyed watching football and the Denver Broncos, and the time he spent with his family. He was known by his co-workers as Perry. Viewing today and Tuesday, 1-6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 11 a.m. at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at 2122 Overton Road and Heritage Baptist Church Hall after the interment.

Peralta, Bernabel
Bernabel Peralta - Huerfano World - September 28, 1989 - Huerfano Funeral service for Huerfano native, Bernabel "Ben" Peralta of Walsenburg was held Sept. 18 from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Colorado Springs. Mr. Peralta, 73, died Sept. 14, 1989, in Walsenburg. Born in Farisita, Mar. 7, 1916, Mr. Peralta was a retired disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. He was married to Andrea E. Vigil in 1940 in Walsenburg and they lived in Walsenburg for a number of years. Mrs. Peralta died in 1981. Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Peralta-Templeton and Sally Bravato both of Colorado Springs; three sons, Anselmo, Montrose, Salvador, Denver and Theodore, Colorado Springs; two brothers, four sisters, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Peralta, Edward
Edward Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1986 - Edward Peralta, 24, late of Redcliff, Colo., and formerly of Pueblo, died as a result of an accident July 17, 1986. Born July 15, 1961. Preceded in death by sister, Genevieve Peralta, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobo Padilla and Mr. and Mrs. Estanislado Peralta. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amarante Peralta of Pueblo; brothers, Joseph Peralta of Pueblo, Stan Peralta, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif., and Jacobo Peralta of Denver; and one sister, Karen Peralta of Pueblo. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends also survive. A former member of St. Leander Parish. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Saturday at Rivera Chapel. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family and friends will be received at 2109 E. 10th.

Peralta, Fidel
Fidel Peralta – Albuquerque Journal - July 31, 1998 - Fidel Peralta, 67, a resident of Pueblo, Colorado, died on Tuesday, June 30, 1998. Fidel was born June 25, 1931 at La Joya, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan A. Peralta and Cicilia Peralta; nephew, Jerry Vigil. Fidel is survived by three brothers, Florentino Peralta and wife, Flora, Procopio Peralta, Pete Peralta and wife, Mary; two sisters, Mary Vigil, Ermelina Fajardo and husband, Eugenio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m., August 1, 1998, at La Joya, NM. Burial will follow at La Joya Cemetery.

Peralta, Labriano
Labriano Peralta – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1937 – Peralta, Labriano, funeral services Thursday, 8:30 a.m. from residence, 2116 North Santa Fe, 9 a.m. Mount Carmel church. To Roselawn.

Peralta, Maria Raquel
Maria Raquel "Rachel" Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Maria Raquel "Rachel" Peralta, 76, passed away June 6, 2005. Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Sugarite, N.M., to Estanislado and Marianita Peralta, who preceded her in death along with brothers, Juan (Flora) Peralta, Amarante (Socorro) Peralta, Benigno (Emma) Peralta, Joe Peralta; sister, Sarah (Manuel) Eurioste; and great-grandson, Toby Lopez. Survived by her son, Ron (Rosemary) Peralta; sister, Minnie (Alfonso) Salazar; grandsons, Maynard and Mario Peralta, David Munoz; granddaughter, Rosauni Peralta; caregivers, Rita Vigil, Anna Gomez and the Argus Home Care staff; special friends, Delores Esquibel and Dr. Debbie Urioste. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, and Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with a reception to follow at St. Joseph Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Peralta, Marianita
Marianita “Mary” Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - Marianita “Mary” Peralta of 2107 E. 10th, March 25, 1986. Wife of Estanislado Peralta, who passed away June 29, 1928, and mother of Juan A. Peralta, Amarante J. (Soccoro) Peralta, Benigno (Emma) Peralta, Minnie (Alfonso) Salazar and Rachel Peralta, all of Pueblo. Sister of Juanita Rodriquez, Wheatland, Wyo.; Reymunda Romero, Denver; and mother-in-law of Manuel Eurioste, Pueblo. Survived also by 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughters, Sara Eurioste, Oct. 6,1949; son, Joseph C. Peralta, March 25,1951; three brothers, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a daughter-in-law. A Pueblo resident since 1952, Mrs. Peralta was a member of St. Leander Parish, where services will be held. Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p m. Wednesday and rosary 10 a m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 2641 East 13th St. They would also like to express sincere thanks to the staff of Four Seasons Nursing Home for their cooperation and care of their loved one.

Peralta, Michael L.
Michael L. Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2001 - Michael Leonard Peralta, beloved son of Silvano and Dorothy, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001. Michael was born on Nov. 22, 1968. He graduated in 1988 from Pueblo County High School and was employed at Boeing Corp. Michael was a devoted son, brother and uncle. He especially enjoyed family get togethers and celebrating the holidays. He was a dependable and caring person. Mike had a unique sense of humor, liked to read, drive and also enjoyed working with numbers. He touched many lives and will always be remembered for all the kind things he did for everyone. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Susie Read; grandfather, Saulo Peralta: special uncle, Mel Otero Sr.; close family friend, Jake Ortiz; uncles Lenny and Eddie Samora; and great nephew, "Little Man" Gabriel. He is survived by his loving parents, father Silvano and mother/best friend Dorothy; sisters Julie (Charles "Country") Patton and Linda (Vance) Bussey; brothers, David Sil Peralta and Ron (Teresa) Peralta; grandparents, Lee and Victoria Samora and Emily Peralta; loving godparents, June and Tony Munoz; nephews, Gabriel and Jacob Benegas and Brandon and Kyle Bussey; special nieces, Jenna Bussey, Jordyn Peralta and Janelle Peralta; three great-nephews and nieces; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mike will be greatly missed. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until noon today at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at the church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Peralta, Ricardo
Ricardo Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Ricardo Peralta, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 23, 1998. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria Irene Peralta- children, John Peralta, Betty (Tony) Smith, Frances (Gerald) Garcia, Catherine (Henry) Gettler, Mary Ann (Larry) DeHerrera- 19 grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- sisters, Cora (Elifido) Cardenas, Ernestine (Frank) Martinez, Maria (Manuel) Archuleta, Viola (Andy) Cardenas- brother, Saulo (Emily) Peralta. Mr. Peralta worked at CF&I in the Rail Mill for 33 years, retiring in 1977. He loved fishing, hunting and walking. Preceded in death by his parents, Salomon (Rebecca) Peralta- granddaughter, Debbie Martinez- grandson, Charles Smith- brothers, Gado and Ben Peralta- and father-in-law, Marion Cruz. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, Farisita Cemetery, Farisita, Colo. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The family may be contacted at 1727 Brown or 1433 Berkley.

Peralta, Socorro Maria
Socorro Maria Peralta - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2000 - Socorro Maria Peralta, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Jan.14, 2000. Born May 28, 1929. Preceded in death by her husband, Amarante Peralta Sr.; parents Jacobo and Angelica Padilla; one sister, Faustina Madrid; and two children, Edward Peralta and Gina Peralta. Survived by children, Amarante (Cindy) Peralta Jr., Estanslado Don Peralta and Jake Louis (Laura) Peralta, all of Pueblo, and Karen (Bob) Quintana, Decatur Ala.; grandchildren, Kimber, Marissa, Bobbie, Shae, Kayla and John. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Socorro enjoyed cooking, sewing and the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2109 E. 10th, the family home, and Heritage Baptist Church, 2122 Overton Road after the interment.

Perchico, Candelario
Candelario Perchico - Colorado Daily Chieftain - June 27, 1875 - Died - Perchico - On the 20th inst., of consumption, Candelario Perchico. The funeral will take place this (Sunday) afternoon at 4:00 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Charles Blake.

Percy, Douglas Edward
Douglas Edward Percy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2000 - Douglas Edward Percy, 18, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident and will be sadly missed by his family, who loved him dearly. He is survived by his parents, Bruce Percy, Pueblo, and Pam (Gene) DiFondi, Boston, Mass.; sister, Erica Percy-Priebe, Naples, Fla.; brother, Calvin Percy, Pueblo; grandfather, Arthur Fritz, Fowler; nephews, Cody and Derek Priebe; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Perea, Christine Estella
Christine Estella Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2003 - Christine Estella Perea, 82, passed away on Aug. 24, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Christine was born July 23, 1921, in Dilia, N.M., to Miguel and Teodorita Sandoval who preceded her along with her loving husband, Ismael A. Perea; daughter, Corrine Lucero; granddaughter, Diane Lucero; two brothers, Estevan and Orlando Sandoval. She was a resident of Pueblo, Colo., for 52 years. Christine was a devoted wife of Ismael A. Perea for 50 plus years, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking for her family, crocheting, embroidery, and enjoyed the company of her pets. Christine leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Dolores M. Padilla, Theresa Perea (Allen Vigil); siblings, Amelia Sandoval, Josephine (Joe) Romero, Dilia (Onesimo) Cordova, Eloy Sandoval; sister-in-law, Emily Sandoval; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment will be beside her beloved husband at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Perea family will receive family and friends at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment.

Perea, Feliberto
Feliberto "Felix" Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2005 - Feliberto "Felix" Perea, 88, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Orlando (Adeline) Perea, Linda (Leonard) Trujillo, Dina (Ronnie) Urioste; sons-in-law, James Jones and Robert Perea; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Maestas; and nephew, Leroy Maestas. Preceded in death by his parents; and two daughters, Aurora Perea and Edith Jones. Felix retired from the CF&I after 20 years of service and was a loyal member of St. Francis Parish for 30 years. Felix enjoyed working with his hands and was a carpenter by trade. He will be sadly missed by countless friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa, Colo.

Perea, Gilbert Thomas
Gilbert Thomas Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1986 - Gilbert Thomas Perea, affectionately known as KaiKi. Born July 5, 1945, in Pueblo, and died unexpectedly in California, Nov. 16, 1986. Preceded in death by father, Benjamin O. Perea, Sept. 15, 1985. Survived by children, Tammy McGee, Tommy Perea, Monica Perea, Renee Perea, Meloney Perea; mother, Rachel Perea; brothers, Benjamin Perea, Daniel Perea, Manuel Perea, Steve Perea, Joe Perea, Dave Perea; sisters, Beatrice Garcia, Marlys Gonzales, Ramona Montoya, and Marcie Reynolds; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in Yorba Linda, Calif. Nov. 20, 1986.

Perea, Jesus
Jesus “Jess” Perea - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 1995 - Jesus “Jess” Perea, 76, owner of Jess Cement Co. and subcontractor for 10 years, died March 13, 1995, at a local care center. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. and a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., with the Rev. James Bracke officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Perea was born May 26, 1918, in Red Wing to Santana and Jesusa (Sanchez) Perea. He was married Dec. 6, 1947, in Raton, N.M., to Caroline M. Perea, who survives. He also is survived by three daughters, Virginia Lewis and Gloria Liptock, both of Colorado Springs, and Shirley Ranieri of Bellmore, N.J.; two sisters, Martha Vialpando of Pueblo and Roseann Archuleta of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He had a brother, Dan, who is deceased. Mr. Perea served in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He had been an area resident for 50 ye the Colorado Laborers Local 577. He enjoyed painting, fishing, golfing, writing, crafts and gardening.

Perea, Jonathan Luke
Jonathan Luke Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1998 - Jonathan Luke Perea, 7, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 1998. Born on Jan. 3, 1991, in Pueblo. Survived by his mother, Joetta Marie Perea of Pueblo- brothers, Aaron Perea, Jacob Perea and Marc Perea, all of Pueblo- grandparents, Ben and Wynn Perea of Pueblo West- and great-grandparents, Fidel and Mary Gutierrez, Pueblo- aunts and uncles, Gabe (Jamie) Perea, Denver, Paul (Alex) Perea, Terri (Mike) Gallegos, and Ben (Melissa) Perea, all of Pueblo West- cousins, Jared, Jaclyn, Kristen, Mike, Tim, Tom, Jerica, Chelsea, Izaiah and Dominick. Family requests donations be made to ACOVA in Jonathan's memory. Viewing from 1-6 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Full Gospel Christian Assembly Church, 1101 E. Seventh, with Pastor Anthony Garcia officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1278 De La Vista Ct., Pueblo West, 547-9751.

Perea, Locadia
Locadia Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2006 - Locadia Perea, 61, of Pueblo. Memorial service, 4 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Perea, Manuel Abe
Manuel "Blackie" Abe Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2003 - Manuel "Blackie" Abe Perea, 59, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003. He is survived by his partner and best friend, Carol Perea; children, Andrea Perea, Abe Perea, Beverly Pino, Christopher Pino; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters, Benji Perea, Daniel Perea, Joseph Perea, Dave Perea, Joe Thompson Perea, Bea Garcia, Marlys Gonzales, Mona Montoya, Marcie Perea-Reynolds; brother- and-sisters-in-Law, Susan Barela, Geri Barela, Judy Caballero and Donald Barela; special friends, Jim Whaley, Mike Darcy and Tony Gonzales. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Benjamin and Rachel Perea; and four brothers and sisters; mother- and father-in-law, Ray and Ruby Barela. He always will be remembered by his beautiful stucco and bricklaying art. Manuel's greatest pleasure was fishing with his son. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech, Benjamin Perea, officiating.

Perea, Marie
Marie Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Mrs. Marie Perea, services Tuesday 9 a.m., Mt. Carmel church. Rosary service Monday 8 p.m. from residence, 420 Spring St. Interment Roselawn cemetery. Jones Mortuary.

Perea, Pedro J.
Pedro J. Perea – Yuma Pioneer – April 3, 1908 – Pedro J. Perea, one of the most prominent Mexican pioneers of Las Animas County, and a veteran of the Civil War, died March 29th of pneumonia. He was seventy-five years of age.

Perea, Sandra L.
Sandra L. Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Sandra L. Perea, 38, of Aurora, Colo., departed this life April 20, 2006. Sandra was born May 4, 1967, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Robert and Aurora Perea. Sandra was a medical assistant. She loved reading, crocheting, T.V. trivia and spending quality time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Aurora Perea; her grandparents, Bernabe Perea, Felix Perea, and Christina Perea. Sandra is survived by her son, Nico Marquez; father, Robert Perea; brother, Duane (Maria) Perea; nieces, Alyssa, Rebecca, Nalina, and Elena, all of Denver; and grandmother, Gertrude Perea of Pueblo. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 East Mesa Ave. Father Ben Bacino, celebrant.

Perea, Santana
Santana "Annie" Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1987 - Santana "Annie" Perea, 78, late of 1500 Fir, died Sept. 30, 1987. Survived by two sisters, Fidelia Vigil and Guillerma Montano. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Roselawn.

Perea, Wayne F.
Wayne F. Perea - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - Wayne F. Perea, age 20, late of Cerro, N.M., died as a result of an automobile accident. Attended East High School. Mass is scheduled Wednesday, April 17, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cerro, N.M.

Perea-Ortiz, Rey Socorro
Rey Socorro Perea-Ortiz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2000 - Rey Socorro Perea-Ortiz of Pueblo passed away June 1, 2000. Born June 1, 2000, in Albuquerque, N.M. Survived by mother, Marilyn Matilda Ortiz, Pueblo; father, Socorro Perea-Chavez, Albuquerque; grandparents, Phyllis Hernandez, Pueblo, Albert Ortiz, Pueblo, Rosa Emma Perea, Mexico and Luis Rey Perea, Mexico. Graveside funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, Rev. Frank Davied, officiant.

Perez, Angelo Jr.
Angelo Perez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2003 - Angelo Perez Jr., 87, formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 16, 2003, in Baldwin Park, Calif. Born Aug. 2, 1915. He was preceded in death by parents, Angel and Vicenta Perez; brothers, Florentino and Charles. Survived by his wife, Isabel "Nena"; son, Edward Angelo Perez; daughter, Julie Perez; brothers, George "Coy" (Viola) Perez and Paul (Teddy) Perez; sisters, Domitila P. Herrera, Mary P. Cabral, Rose P. Romero, Josephine P. Leyva, Julia (Delfin) Martinez and Mary Lou Perez, all of Pueblo. Also survived by four stepchildren, 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous loving nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Juanita "Cal" Perez and Natividad Perez. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was proud of receiving his high school diploma from Central High School in 2001. He stressed to his family the importance of education and family unity. Funeral services were held May 22, 2003, in Baldwin Park, Calif.

Perez, Charles
Charles "Coyle" Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Charles "Coyle" Perez, 86, passed away May 19, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. A retired forklift operator from the Pueblo Army Depot, Mr. Perez was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Mexico City, Mexico. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and attained the rank of sergeant. Preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Vicenta Tavares Perez-a brother, Florentino Perez- and a grandson, James "Jiggs" Perez. Survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Juanita Vigil Perez, known to everyone as "Cal," Pueblo- children, Nellie Osborn and Dolores (Augie) Marquez, both OF Pueblo Fred "Spike" Perez, Phoenix, Ariz., Angelo "Spud" (Cindy) Perez, Los Angeles, Calif., and James "Rocky" (Judy) Perez, Denver, Colo.- siblings, Tillie Herrera, Mae Cabral, Rosie Romero, Josie Leyva, Julia (Shorty) Martinez, Angel (Lena) Perez, Coy (Viola) Perez, Paul (Teddie) Perez and Marylou (Angel) Hernandez- grandchildren, Sheryl, David, Dena, Anthony, Arista, Chris, Crystal, Carmen, Baby James, Michelle, Dominic, Gabriel, Robert, Thomas, Angelina, Annette, Ron, Tenesha, Benjamin, Daniel, Raeann, Leonard, Lawrence, Fred, David, Brian, Narcisa, Bionca, Goo, Carmen (Poncho),Tricia (Benito) and Alenia- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. "Coyle" was a very special person to everyone he knew. He was a Denver Broncos fan, and after every win, he would always say, "I told you so." He also was a big animal lover and had a special dog, "Sparkey." If you were a special friend of his, he would introduce you to his special pet known as "Elgin the Watchdog." Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1422 Stone St.

Perez, Francisco
Francisco (Radio) Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Francisco (Radio) Perez born in Zacatecos, Mexico passed away September 15, 2002. Age 48. Survived by wife Cindy, Father/ Mother-in-law Steve (Linda) Tafoya and family. Francisco will be greatly missed by family and friends. Services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Friday, 20, 2002 at 10am.

Perez, Ignacia
Ignacia Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Ignacia Perez. Affectionately known as Iggy passed away Aug. 14, 1997. Ignacia was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel- parents, Angel and Refugio Ortega- sons, Florentino, Manuel and Phillip- and brother, Pete Ortega. She is survived by her daughter, Rita- sons, Robert (Ramona), and Russell (Eva) Perez- brother, Joe Ortega- sister, Katherine Gallegos- daughter-in-law, Carol Perez- eight grandchildren, Sean, Edward, Robert, Martha, Theresa, Jackie, Darlene, Dwayne- and eight great-grandchildren.

Perez, Jennie
Jennie Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2006 - Jennie Perez, 88, passed away May 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Carmela Perez; step-father, Nemecio Perez; sister, Antonia Ayala; brothers, Albert and Jeniro Perez; great-great-nephew, Armando Rosales; aunt, Susie Mills; and uncles, Joe and Ben Mendoza. She is survived by her sister, Jane F. (Jesus "Chuey") Rosales; nephews and nieces, Jesus (Charlene) Rosales Jr., JoAnn F. Rosales, both of Pueblo, James Rosales of Indiana, and Joseph (Caroline) Rosales of Pueblo; also survived by Ann (Gary) Kochenberger, Denver, Susan Daniels, Colorado Springs, William N. (Marian) Baker, Chicago, Ill., Raymond T. (Frances) Baker, Denver, Betsy (Harold) Collison, California, Robert F. (Jonna S.) Baker, Pueblo; and her aunt, Marcella Sanchez of California; as well as by numerous other relatives. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in Jenny's name may be made to the Child Advocacy Center.

Perez, John V.
John V. Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - John V. Perez, 55, passed away May 19, 2001. Survived by his loving sister, Maggie Perez; and brothers, Norberto (Theresa) Perez and Edward Perez. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Juan and Elicea Valdez Perez. Visitation, 8 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Perez, Jose
Jose Perez - Yampa Leader - July 3, 1914 -Three Die, Four Hurt - Pueblo -Three men were killed , four were injured, while several others whose bodies have not been recovered, are believed to have been buried in the debris, when the engine of an extra freight train comprising thirty-two cars and caboose left the rails on the main line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad near the Goodnight ranch, six miles west of Pueblo, and plowed into an embankment. The wreck is attributed by railroad officials to the spreading of the rails, caused by their expansion under intense heat. A repair crew was at work on the track, over which trains were passing frequently, when the accident occurred. The dead: John M. Nolan, engineer; crushed to death in his cab. Jose Perez, thirty, crushed to death in refrigerator car. Juan Sevalues, 23; crushed to death in refrigerator car. The injured: O. V. Hipps, fireman; scalded by escaping steam and bruised in jumping to safety from cab. Charles Barone, thirty, Shawnee, Okla., ribs broken and possible internal injuries. Andrew Alcon, twenty-eight, Lucerne, N.M.; bruised and possible internal injuries. George Lowe, thirty-five, member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Sparks, Nev.; broken leg. Only about half of a band of twenty-five tramps who were riding the train toward the wheat fields of Kansas have been accounted for. It is thought likely that an examination of the wreckage of the eight cars which followed the engine from the rail and were demolished may reveal more dead. None of the present list of known dead were members of the train crew except the fireman and the engineer. The body of the engineer was dug from his cab about four hours after the crash. The force of the impact of the giant freight locomotive against the soft dirt embankment forced one side of the engine into the slope for several feet. Nolan's skull was crushed and his body was completely buried.

Perez, Juanita Vigil
Juanita Vigil Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2004 - Juanita Vigil Perez, 78, affectionately known to all family and friends as "Cal" departed this life Dec. 15, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born in Walsenburg on June 29, 1926, to Tobias and Dolores (Pacheco) Vigil. They preceded her in death; also two sisters, Rachael Vigil, Mary Ann Lewis; a brother, Toby Vigil; grandson, James "Jiggs" Perez, and beloved husband, Charles "Coily" Perez. She owned and operated Cal's Lounge in Bessemer for 15 years. She was a die-hard Denver Broncos and John Elway fan. She was a superb cook and her enchiladas would melt in your mouth. Cal was a mother to her children and grandchildren, but more than this she also was "Mom" to many who knew and loved her for her wisdom and kindness. Her door was always open to family and friends - One never left Cal's hungry. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Dolores (Augie) Marquez; three sons, Fred "Spike" Perez, Angelo "Spud" Perez, and James "Rocky" Perez; two sisters, Theresa (Norbert) Perez; two brothers, Lee Vigil, Phillip Vigil; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M., celebrant. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Perez Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites. Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2004 - Juanita "Cal" Perez. Survived also by a sister, Betty (Buddy) Duran.

Perez, Louis S.
Louis S. "Louie" Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1998 - Louis S. "Louie" Perez, 79, passed away Nov. 2, 1998, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Oct. 11, 1919, in La Junta. The Perez family are residents of the Avondale area since 1939. Mr. Perez served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired from Asarco Smeltering Company. He enjoyed greyhound racing, various lotteries and either listening to a story or telling one. Louie was very outspoken and would voice his opinion on issues concerning his community. He also enjoyed taking care of various animals. Preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and Natavidad Savala Perez- a brother, Mario Perez- a sister, Frances Chavez. Louie leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Lucy Lira Perez, whom he married New Years Eve Dec. 31, 1939, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church- a son, Julian (Sharon) Perez- two grandchildren, Christopher and Kelly Perez, all of Sacramento, Calif. - two brothers, Cruz (Emma) Perez, Denver, Fermin Perez- a sister, Ramona Herrera, both of Gas City, Ind. - numerous other relatives and friends. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Thursday. Rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. The Perez family will receive friends at the church hall following the burial rites.

Perez, Lucy
Lucy "Grandma Nina" Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1998 - Lucy "Grandma Nina" Perez, 93, of Pueblo, departed this world and loved ones on July 19, 1998. Born on Jan. 6, 1905, in Manzanola. She was a Pueblo resident since 1913. Preceded in death by her spouse, Nemecio Perez- and her parents, Juan and Virginia Romero. Also preceded in death by brothers, John Romero, Alfred Romero, Joe Romero, Lonnie Romero and Roger Romero- nephew, Jimmy Romero. Survived by son, Richard (Della) Carrillo, Pueblo- daughters, Mary Avalos, Virginia (Mack) Romero, Jenny Perez, and Jane (Jesus) Rosales, all of Pueblo- 18 grandchildren- 27 great-grandchildren- eight great-great-grandchildren. Grandma Nina, you will be greatly missed by all your loving family. Lucy loved to cook, knit and spend time with her family. Lucy was a member of the Zaragoza Society. Viewing, 1-7 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1627 Carteret after the service.

Perez, Lucy Lira
Lucy Lira Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Lucy Lira Perez, 86, departed this life on Nov. 26, 2005. She was born on Jan. 7, 1919, in Jesus del Monte, GTO, Mexico, to the union of Eleuterio and Modesta Lira, both of whom preceded her in death; along with her beloved husband, Louis Perez; and niece, Rafita Chavez. Lucy retired from the Colorado State Hospital after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, and she sang in the Sacred Heart Church Choir. Lucy loved to crochet and root for the Denver Broncos. She is survived by her son, Julian Perez; grandson, Christopher Perez; granddaughter, Kelly (Chris) Starr; five nephews, five nieces and numerous grand-nephews, grand-nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, with Father Kevin Bachmann, OSB, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2005 - Lucy Lira Perez. Also preceded in death by her brother, Juan Lira. Funeral, 10 a.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale, with Father Kevin Bachmann, OSB, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Perez, Maclovia
Maclovia “Maxine” Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2004 - Maclovia “Maxine” Perez, 83, of Pueblo, formerly of Center, entered the gates of Heaven, July 22, 2004. Born Jan. 23, 1921, in Vallecitos, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Perez Sr.; son, Julian Aldaz; parents, Juan and Beatrice Aldaz; siblings, Bill Aldaz, Hilario Aldaz, Jim Aldaz, Evelyn Arellano. Survived by children, Betty (Blas) Hernandez, Ray (Lena) Perez Jr., Bea (Manuel Sr.) Martinez, Clarence (Eleanor) Perez; siblings, Alfred (Amelia) Aldaz, Levi (Lucy) Aldaz, John (Rita) Aldaz, Andrew (Maxine) Aldaz, Jennie Medina; also survived by 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Maxine was an avid Bronco and Rockies fan, she will always be remembered for the love she had for her family, her delicious canned green chili and her cooking. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services, and at 8 Crestaloma, home of son Ray and Lena Perez, prior to services.

Perez, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2001 - Mary Lou Perez, 56, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2001. Survived by her mother, Anna Mae Cruz, Walsenburg; children, Daisy Jessica, Noah, Tammy; brothers, Orland Cruz, Walsenburg, Carlos (Joan) Cruz, Denver, Anthony Cruz, Jake Cruz, Walsenburg; sister, Betty (Gilbert) Gomez, Pueblo; grandchildren, Tyler, Sterling and Ashley. Preceded in death by her father, Fidel Cruz. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, North Veta Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Perez, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Perez - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 12, 1961 - Three Pueblo Girls Killed in Soldier's Car Crash - Pueblo, Colo. - Three persons were killed and six were injured late Thursday night when a car driven by a Fort Carson soldier crashed into a bridge south of Pueblo. The victims were identified tentatively as Mary Lou Perez, 20, of Pueblo and Sadie Espinoza and Dorothy Trujillo, 17. The Trujillo girl died early today in a Pueblo hospital. Robert Barber, 23, of Fort Carson was driving south from Pueblo when the accident occurred. His passengers included a companion, Robert Brown, and seven girls. The car took out several guard rails and smashed into the bridge abutment. Barber was still unconscious in a Pueblo hospital early today. The injured were indentified tentatively as Carmen Trujillo, Angela Hernandez, Lupe Stein, Helen Gonzales and Brown. The three deaths raised Colorado's 1961 traffic fatality toll to 143. By this time in 1960, the worst for traffic deaths in state history, 111 had died.

Perez, Trini
Auntie Trini Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2000 - Auntie Trini Perez, born April 26, 1911, in Williams, Ariz. Survived by brother, Authur (Nancy) Guterriz of Colorado Springs; sister, Lupe (Gabby) Valles of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving aunt who was like a mother in the upbringing of four generations of nieces and nephews. Everyone who was fortunate enough to know her knew what a kind, loving and generous woman she was; she will be sadly missed by her family. Viewing is scheduled for Sunday, March 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at Rose Chapel. Service, Monday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Church; interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Perez, Vera Angie
Vera Angie Solis Perez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2003 - Vera Angie Solis Perez, 72, born Nov. 11, 1931, in El Paso, Texas, passed away July 23, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. She was a retired professional baker. She enjoyed going to shopping sales with her best friend and sister, Rose. She also enjoyed Cripple Creek, listening to music and reading what she considered the greatest book ever written, the Bible, which she read on a daily basis. She attended Praise Assembly Church. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Jennie (Hernandez) Solis Sr.; three brothers, Leonard, Albert and Max Solis; two sisters, Erlinda Solis Roman and Mary Solis. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Job Phillip Perez Jr., Pueblo; a daughter, Corrina A. (Frank) Linero, Riverside, Calif.; four sisters, Rose Solis Avila, Pueblo, Marge Dimiek, Rosemead, Calif., Jennie (Albert "Beto") Rogers, Denver, Lupita Blake, El Paso, Texas; three brothers, Joe (Martha "Daisy") Solis, Pueblo, Ambrose (Mary) Solis, Laverne, Calif., Robert Solis, Rosemead, Calif.; two grandchildren, Samatha and Serrina Linero; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Darron Wilson of Praise Assembly Church officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.



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