The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Pering, Floyd L.
Floyd L. Pering - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1997 - Floyd L. Pering passed away Sept. 23, 1997. Survived by his brother, R.D. (Grace) Pering, and nephews, Dale R. Pering and James D. Pering, all of Chula Vista, Calif. Born July 1, 1912, in Springfield, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Methodist Church- Odd Fellows Lodge-Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM- Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies and Pueblo York Rite Bodies. Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. He lived in Australia for two years. He returned to Trinidad and later moved to Pueblo. He was a well-known musician, teaching piano in both Trinidad and Pueblo for 50 years. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. Interment will follow Friday afternoon in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Peritore, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Peritore - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - Joseph A. Peritore, 41, of Colorado Springs, died May 4, 1986. Preceded in death by father, Angelo V. Peritore. Survived by wife, Deborah; brother, Sal, of Marion; sisters, Toni Peritore and Elanie Flores, both of Pueblo; mother, Maria Reid; and stepfather, Earl Reid, both of Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Peritore was born Jan. 15, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended the University of Southern Colorado and worked as an architectural designer at Joseph A. Peritore & Assoc. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pauline Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Mann officiating. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Swan-Law Funeral Home.

Perkins, Bernard W.
Bernard W. Perkins - Huerfano World - March 4, 1999 - Bernard W. Perkins, 92, of Walsenburg, formerly of Pueblo and Canon City, died February 23, 1999 in the Huerfano Medical Center. He had been a resident of Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg for about three years. Born July 3, 1906 to Jessie Clora McCay Perkins, he served in the US Army during World War II. He never married and is survived by several nephews and numerous friends at the Veterans Home. Cremation. Interment later at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Perkins, Charles Wesley
Charles Wesley Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1933 - Charles Wesley Perkins, 77, at the home of his daughter in the Penrose district Monday. Father of Mrs. Bertha Schroeder, Penrose; Mrs. Dora Olinger of Maslin, Tex.; Harry of Pueblo; Mrs. Myrtle Vance of Washington, D. C., and grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of one. Funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1933. The funeral of Charles W. Perkins will be held at our chapel at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Please omit flowers. Burial in Mt. View.

Perkins, Frank
Frank Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1987 - Frank Perkins, late of Flint, Mich., passed away there Feb. 24, 1987, due to cardiac arrhythmia and cardio megaly. Frank was an assistant coach with the Flint Spirits Hockey Team in the International Hockey League. He is survived by his parents, David M. Perkins and Catherine Perkins, both of Pueblo; one brother, John Perkins of Pueblo; one sister, Kathleen Perkins of Germany; his fiancιe, Kathy Stoker of Flint, Mich.; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huber of Prospect Park, Pa., and Bessie Perkins of Cape May, N. J. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Klopp of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Frank Perkins Youth Hockey Memorial Fund, Account No. 754873, Colorado National Bank, P.O. Box 11067, Pueblo 81001.

Perkins, Harry W. Jr.
Harry W. Perkins Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2002 - Harry W. Perkins Jr., 85, passed away June 1, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Maybell; and son, “Bill” Perkins. Survived by children, Harry III, Richard (Karol) and Dennis (Diane); seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Perkins, Harry William III
Harry William Perkins III - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2004 - Harry William Perkins III, 63, born Oct. 31, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo., departed this life unexpectedly in April 2004. He graduated from Central High School in 1959, and went to serve in the Air Force for four years. Harry was employed by King Soopers in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo for 35 years retiring in 1995. Harry was very talented with art and glass work. He will be sadly missed by his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. and Maybell Perkins Jr.; brother, William "Bill" C. Perkins. Survived by brothers, Richard (Karol) Perkins and Dennis (Diane) Perkins; sister-in-law, Jane Perkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, please make a donation to Dream Weavers in memory of Harry W. Perkins III.

Perkins, Jim
Jim Perkins – Greenhorn Valley News – July 25, 2003 – Perkins Dies This Week After Tribute – It is our honor to announce that our beloved husband and father Jim Perkins has been received and excepted into God's loving home and healing hands on July 22, 2003, at age 59. He is and will be loved and is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Linda and their three children, Jimmy Dale (Brenda) and four children Sarah, Chan Kyle, and Kaylynn of Elko, NV. Janet Lee and son Brent Cook of Rye. Shane Wade (Kim) and four children Tyler, Wyatt, Trevor and Rachael of Gillette, WY. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten by the people of whose lives he has touched. Services will be held Saturday, July 25 at the rye Home Methodist Church. Time to be announced. Reception will follow service at Colorado City Community Center.

Perkins, Josephine
Josephine Saline (Broux) Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2006 - Josephine Saline (Broux) Perkins was welcomed into the arms of our Lord Jan. 27, 2006. She was born to Leo and Josephine Broux March 25, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo. To cherish her memory, she leaves her devoted husband, Neal, of 51 years. Through their union they were blessed with seven children, Rebecca of Las Vegas, Nev.; Patrick (Jacqueline) of Flower Mound, Texas; Kevin (Sue) of Pueblo; Claudia (Kirk) Gieswein of Maquoketa, Iowa; Timothy of Denver; Brian of Pueblo; and Veronica (Mark) Gibson of Severna Park, Md. She is also survived by her only sister, Barbara (James) Gradishar; also sisters-in-law, Fannie Mae Bernard, Georgia Perkins and Eva Perkins. They have 17 wonderful grandchildren and five great-grandchildren for whom she would cook, entertain and share her love for all aspects of life. Jo has many special friends, young and old, who will be left to cherish her memory. Jo retired from District 60 in 1995 after 25 years. After retirement she continued to substitute in the administration building and also worked for District 60 athletics, selling tickets at Dutch Clark Stadium. Jo presided as president of Central High School Foundation and volunteered at the AARP Information Center. Jo also served as Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Parish and enjoyed her membership in the Red Hat Society. Preceded in death by her father, her mother and her daughter-in-law. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today at Roselawn Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens following the services. We welcome family and friends to join us for a luncheon at Mount Carmel Church Hall for a celebration of her life.

Perkins, Leanna Maynelle
Leanna "Maynelle" West Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2002 - Leanna "Maynelle" West Perkins, 76, passed away June 22, 2002. She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Dodge City, Kan., to Rolland and Edna Belmear West. She retired from the Pueblo Horizons Credit Union. She is survived by a son, Jack Edward Perkins; and three sisters, Ruth VanGilder of Quincy, Calif., Betty Stickney of Dodge City, Kan., and Kitty Jayne Broadie of Wichita, Kan. Maynelle's quick wit and telephone "therapy" will be greatly missed by family and friends. All visitors were treated to trips to the Riverwalk. She requested that no viewing and no services be held. We will honor that request. Private interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo Foundation, Inc. (HARP, Inc.) through the funeral home office.

Perkins, Lucille
Lucille Ellen (Keating) Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2002 - Lucille Perkins, 84 years, passed away at home on April 20, 2002. Her husband, Roy D. Perkins, precedes her in death. Born in Perry, Okla., she moved to Colorado in 1936, living in Pueblo since 1942. She worked as a nurse's aide at Parkview Hospital for many years retiring at age 62. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She is survived by two sisters, Lillie Hamlin of Aurora, Colo., and Kathryn Millard of Pueblo ; her daughter, Helen M. Taylor of Pueblo ; sons, Michael R. (Cathy) Perkins of Beulah, Colo., and James E. (Judy) Perkins, of Stockton, Calif. She leaves 11 grandchildren. Viewing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Memorials can be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or charity of choice. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Perkins, Lydia G.
Lydia G. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1997 - Lydia G. Perkins passed away July 11, 1997. Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by husband, Lawrence W. Perkins (March 1982) - son, Robert M. Perkins (1956) - and daughter, JoAnn Perkins Reitemeier (1977). Survived by sons, Bill (Kay) and Dave (Eve) Perkins, both of Pueblo, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and loved music, having played piano most of her life. She was born in 1912 in Madrid, Neb. Private services and interment were held at Roselawn Cemetery with Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. In lieu of food or flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in her memory. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Perkins, Mae M.
Mae M. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1998 - Mae M. Perkins, born May 15, 1899, in Cheyenne, Okla., passed away Sept. 10, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Thomas A. Perkins. Mae was active in the Democratic Party, serving as the Democratic chairwoman of her precinct No. 56. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Central Christian Church. She is survived by her children, John (Dorothy) Perkins and William R. (Julie) Perkins. Also survived by five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation through the funeral home office.

Perkins, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1928 - Mrs. Margaret Perkins, a resident of Pueblo for the past 14 years, passed away Oct. 12, at the home of her son, H. W. Perkins, 934 East Abriendo Avenue. Deceased had reached the age of 66 years and is survived by her husband C. W. Perkins, three daughters, Mrs. G. H. Olinger, of Marlin, Tex.; Mrs. W. A. Schroder, of Trinidad, Colo.; Mrs. V. C. Vance, of San Francisco; one son H. W. Perkins of Pueblo, four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Miller, of Chico, Colo.; Mrs. O. M. Newland, of Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. C. D. Crisman of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Jenny Galiagher, of Pueblo, and four brothers, E. S. Wallace, of Salt Lake City, Oscar Wallace, of Silt, Colo.; S. T. Wallace of Beulah, Colo., and H. H. Wallace, of Pueblo. She was a member of the Congregational church of this city. Funeral services will be held at the Sieg Mortuary Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Mountain View cemetery.

Perkins, Maybell C.
Maybell C. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1998 - Maybell C. Perkins, 77, passed away Nov. 20, 1998. Survived by her husband, Harry W. Perkins Jr.- sons, Harry W. Perkins III, William C. (Jane) Perkins, Richard E. (Karol) Perkins and Dennis B. (Diane) Perkins, all of Pueblo- seven grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- brothers, Raymond Mueller and Joe (Pat) Mueller, both of Pueblo- sisters, Isabell Davis of Billings, Mont., and Betty Saylor of Fairfax, Iowa. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Violet Mueller- brother, Charlie Mueller- and sisters, Lillian Roe, Carol Mueller and Evelyn Studen. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Perkins, Roberta F.
Roberta F. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1998 - Roberta F. Perkins, longtime Pueblo resident passed away Oct. 27, 1998. She is preceded in death by her husband, Riley Perkins, June 27, 1973. Survived by her children, Darrell Duane (Mary Beth) Perkins Sr. of Douglas, Wyo., and Ethel Lee Belveal of Rangely, Colo. - nine grandchildren- numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren- one niece and one nephew. She was a life member of the Rebekah Lodge. Viewing hours are 3 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office in lieu of flowers.

Perkins, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Perkins – Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1924 – The funeral of Thomas a. Perkins was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the United Davis-Vories chapel. Rev. T. C. Collister conducted the services. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. George C. Litz accompanied by Mrs. P. K. Brown sang 'Jewels,' 'among the Stately Lilies,' and 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus.' Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

Perkins, Traci
Traci (Howard) Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2005 - Traci (Howard) Perkins, 41, passed away May 4, 2005. Born Nov. 21, 1963, in Garden City, Kan., to Ted Howard of Independence, Kan., and Jo Jean Mitschler of Colorado Springs. She is survived by her loving husband, Brian; her children, Emma Belle Perkins, Sean Dasher Perkins of Pueblo, Courtney and Caleb Collins of Canon City, and Jenna Briggs of Newman Lake, Wash.; sister Pam Moler (Clayton) Goodwin; father- and mother-in-law, Neal and Josephine Perkins; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Beckie Perkins of Las Vegas, Nev.; Pat (Jaci) Perkins of Flower Mound, Texas; Kevin (Sue) Perkins of Pueblo; Claudia (Kirk) Gieswein of Maquoketa, Iowa; Tim Perkins of Denver; Veronica (Mark) Gibson; and Severna Park, Md. Traci is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles and singing to Emma Belle. Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2005, from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunwest Credit Union in Emma Belle Perkins' name for her education.

Perkins, Tracy E.
Tracy E. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2006 - Tracy E. Perkins was born Sept. 12, 1957, to Joe and Betty Perkins in Lamar, Colo. He passed away on Jan. 16, 2006, at the age of 48 years. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Lamar public schools, graduating from Lamar High School with the class of 1976. He graduated from Lamar Community College in 1978. He is survived by wife, Doylene Gabbert, Lamar; daughter, Deanna (Daniel) Azlin, Escondido, Calif.; mother, Betty Perkins, Lamar; sister, Nancy (Bill) Smotherman, Penrose, Colo.; uncles, Lloyd Perkins, J.D. (LeEtta) Wilson; aunts, Stella Moser and Catherine (Kenneth) Terrill. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe H. Perkins Jr. A celebration of Tracy's life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, Peacock Family Chapel, Lamar. Rev. Dennis Bradley of the Lamar First Baptist Church officiated. Interment was held at Fairmount Cemetery. Tracy had various jobs throughout his life, but served as janitor of the First Baptist Church for 17 years. In Tracy's spare time, he enjoyed playing his drums, researching antique tractors and working on latch hook rugs, which he won several ribbons for. Tracy will be missed by his family and many friends.

Perkins, Velma L.
Velma L. Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003 - Velma L. Perkins, 87, passed away Oct. 19, 2003, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She married Clifford I. Perkins on May 21, 1932, and celebrated 60 years of marriage before Clifford died. They worked on ranches in Colorado. Survived by three children, Glenna (Earl) Stark of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bill (Mary Ellen) Perkins of Falcon, Colo., Jim (Connie) Perkins of Westminster, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Forrest (Glaida) Craven of Kit Carson, Colo.; sisters, Helen Sheard of Pueblo, Colo., and Edith Holyman of Salem, Ore. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Perkins, William C.
William C. "Bill" Perkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1999 - William C. "Bill" Perkins, 57, went to be with the Lord, June 16, 1999, after a struggle with cancer. Bill was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a loving husband and father and was devoted to his grandchildren who lovingly called him "Papa." He was preceded in death by his mother, Maebell Perkins and mother-in-law, Matilda Eck. Survived by his wife, Jane, of 35 years- son, Jerry- daughters, Donna and Joni Perkins, all of Pueblo- stepdaughter, Lori Semerod of Nebraska- grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, Dominic, Marcus, Ethan, Giangelo and Hannah, all of Pueblo- five step-grandchildren of Nebraska-father, Harry Perkins, Jr.- brothers, Harry III, Richard (Karol) and Dennis(Diane) Perkins, all of Pueblo- several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Kansas- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens.

Perko, Angela F.
Angela F. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1987 - Angela F. Perko, May 9, 1987. Predeceased by husband, Charles Perko, 1983. Mother of Charles W. (Josephine) Perko and Mrs. Virginia (Edward) Peterlin. Survived also by grandchildren, Charles J. (Ursula) Perko, David M. (Margie) Perko, Frances Ann Peterlin and Patricia Ann Peterlin; great-grandchildren, Charles Andrew Perko and Anthony Peter Perko; as well as nieces and nephews. A member of St. Mary Parish, Slovenian Women's' Union of America Branch No. 3 and Christian Mothers. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. The family will meet friends at St. Mary Parish Hall after interment.

Perko, Ann
Ann Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2002 - Ann Perko, 84, born March 31, 1918, passed away Sept. 2, 2002. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Don Perko; and her children, Marti (Harry) Conlin, San Jose, Calif., and Don (Margie) Perko Jr., Littleton, Colo. She is also survived by her sister, Violet (Richard) Weyand, Wichita, Kan.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dick and Bernadine Perko; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Ann was a loving wife and mother. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Friday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church in care of the funeral home office.

Perko, Anthony J.
Anthony J. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1987 - Anthony J. Perko passed away May 9, 1987, after a long lingering illness. Lifetime resident of Pueblo. He is survived by brothers, Rudolph (Mollie) Perko, Albert (Anne) Perko and Joseph (Billie) Perko; sisters, Mary Tekavec, Margaret Germ, Sylvia Spinuzzi, Dorothy Stupnik of Pueblo and Anna (Louis) Pugel, San Antonio, Texas. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Anton and Margaret Perko; brother, John, and sister, Frances Perko. Mr. Perko was a member of St. Mary Parish and the National Retired Teachers Association. He was a graduate of Centennial High School in 1921. He received his bachelor's degree in 1929 from Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley, and his master's degree from Denver University in 1940. Mr. Perko taught for 30 years in Colorado and New Mexico, retiring from Raton High School in 1959. He was a veteran of service with U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, having served as an instructor of Military Correspondence and Typewriting. Mr. Perko was a commercial teacher at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling and Walsenburg High School, before returning to the Raton High School faculty in 1953. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and that memorials be made to the charity of their choice. The family will receive their friends after the Mass in the church hall. Services: St. Mary Church, Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Monday and recitation of the rosary, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Perko, Bertha C.
Bertha C. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1997 - Bertha C. Perko, passed Nov. 3, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, John Joseph Perko. Survived by her daughter, Barbara (Mike) Gregorich, Pueblo, Colo. - and son, William (Donna) Perko, Layton, Utah. Also survived by her brother, Anthony (Betty) Hund- grandsons, Michael Gregorich, Steven Gregorich, Robert Gregorich, Lindsey Perko- and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by grandson, William Gregorich- brothers and sister, Bernard, Albert, Raymond Joe and William Hund and Agnes Parr. Mrs. Perko was a member of Holy Family parish, AARP, Extension Club and a St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Volunteer. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Perko, Bertha E.
Bertha E. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2000 - Bertha E. Perko. Survived by daughter, Eileen (Bill) Lukanic, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, noon Tuesday, Crown Hill. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pueblo.

Perko, Billie L.
Billie L. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2004 - Billie L. Perko departed this life following a lengthy illness Sept. 3, 2004. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 11, 1921. Billie is preceded in death by parents, William Brill and Leona Harris Brill; son, Dennis Perko; grandson, Darryl Scharton. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Joe. She was also the loving mother of Sherlan (Larry) Scharton, Gerald (Renay) Perko, Robert (Marsha) Perko, and Linda (Ken) Meek; grandchildren, Michael Scharton, Randy (Tiffany) Brandi, Sandra Perko, Lacy (Nik) Hanssen, Amber and Bobby Perko, Keith (Mayumi) Meek and Kimberly (David) Lisac. Billie was a member of St. Francis Church, where the services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to St. Francis Church in Billie's name. The family will be receiving family and friends during the viewing at St. Francis Church from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would also like to especially thank Dr. Jensen and his staff as well as the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo for their caring and support.

Perko, Edward L.
Edward L. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1987 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Edward L. Perko, who passed away December 8, 1970. Always in our thoughts and hearts. Sadly missed by Wife, Kay and family.

Perko, Felix Joseph
Felix Joseph "Gunsel" Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2004 - Felix Joseph "Gunsel" Perko, 88, born June 6, 1916, passed away June 15, 2004, at the Colorado State Veteran's Home in Florence. Survived by his son, Stanley (Carole) Perko; sister, Mary Kristan; sister-in-law, Ann Perko; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Perko; brothers, Stanley, John and Joseph Perko; sisters, Annie and Olga Perko; sister-in-law, Bertha Perko; and brother-in-law, John Kristan. During World War II, Sgt. Felix Perko was crew chief on an amphibian tractor, serving with the Second Marine Division in Solomon Islands, Guadacanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. He was known as a Marine's Marine and was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Felix retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. He was a friendly, caring and generous person and enjoyed spending time with his friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Marine Corps Honor Guard.

Perko, Fred E.
Fred E. (Fox) Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1998 - Fred E. (Fox) Perko, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 21, 1998. Born Jan. 13, 1908, Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his beloved wife, Josephine, to whom he was married 63 years- daughters, Barbara (Rudy) Trontell and Patricia (Steve) Yengich, both of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Trontell, Pueblo, Christy Trontell, Parker, Colo., Greg (Carolyn) Yengich, Pueblo, and Eric Yengich, Pueblo- four great-granddaughters- brother, Bernie Perko, Pueblo- and sister-in-law, Helen (Hank) Kehl, Denver. Fox retired from CF&I, 1970, after 45 years of service. He loved baseball, football and bowling. He loved to walk and stop to talk with his friends. He will be missed. Visitation, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, noon to 5 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Service, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

Perko, Joe V.
Joe V. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2005 - Joe V. Perko, age 88, passed away Dec. 17, 2005, in Pueblo, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in Pueblo. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife Billie L. (Brill) Perko; infant sister, Hester Perko; son, Dennis; grandson, Darryl Scharton; parents, Anton and Margaret (Meyers) Perko; brothers, Anthony, John, Rudolph, and Albert; sisters, Mary Tekavec, Anna Pugel, Margaret Germ and Francis Perko. Joe is survived by his children, Sherlan (Larry) Scharton, Pueblo; Gerald (Renay) Perko, Pueblo; Robert (Marsha) Perko, Omaha, Neb.; and Linda (Ken) Meek, Pueblo West; grandchildren, Michael Scharton, Randal Perko, Brandi and Sandra Perko, Lacy (Nik) Hannsen, Amber (Nick) Berglund, Bobbie Perko, Keith (Mayumi) Meek, and Kimberly (David) Lisac; great-grandchildren, Kailee Meek and Jacob Lisac; sisters, Sylvia Spinuzzi, Dorothy Stupnik, Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Ann Perko, Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe and Billie were married July 11, 1940, at St. Patrick's Church in Pueblo and shared 64 years of marriage. They had five children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Joe retired as a general foreman from the CF&I blast furnace in February 1976, after 37 years of service. In earlier years, Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joe and Billie always took their family on hunting and fishing trips. The family will fondly remember those special times. Joe also enjoyed watching baseball and the Denver Broncos on TV. He was a devoted father and loving grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to St. Francis Church in Joe's name. Viewing, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment at Roselawn.

Perko, Joseph
Joseph Perko – Haswell Herald – March 6, 1924 – Pueblo – Joseph Perko, steel worker, died here thirty minutes after he had been knocked down on South Santa Fe avenue by a truck. The driver fled after the accident.

Perko, Joseph E.
Joseph E. "Bluie" Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1999 - Joseph E. "Bluie" Perko, born March 21, 1920, in Pueblo, passed away June 28,1999. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann J. Medonich- children, Robert A. (Duk Hui) Perko of Havelock, N.C., Daniel J. (Linda) Perko of Cheyenne, Wyo., Richard J. (Karen) Perko of Pueblo, and Theresa M. (Mark) Jesik of Pueblo-grandchildren, Travis, Richard T. and Brendan J. Perko, Mark R., Jacquelyn and David Jesik- and one great-grandson, Justin Perko. Also survived by sister, Mary (John) Kristan of Pueblo- brother, Felix Perko of Florence- and cousin, Mary Grahek of Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Perko-brothers, John, Stanley- and sisters, Olga and Anne Perko. Mr. Perko worked at CF&I for 38 years retiring in 1977. He was a member of United Steel Workers Local 2102, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion Post No. 2, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corp., and with the U.S. Army in World War II. Mr. Perko was a strong and loving family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Boy Scouting, hunting, fishing, and all outdoor activities. Viewing, Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7p.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association, The Diabetes Association or Meals on Wheels in his memory.

Perko, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Josephine A. Perko, died June 14, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, John C. Perko- daughter, Genevieve Van Sant- five sisters, Mary Tomich, Miss Anna Klobuchar, Rose Sterle, Katherine Rupar, Helen Purkett- and son-in-law, Walter S. Johnston, M.D. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Johnston- son, Richard E. (Margarett) Perko, both of Pueblo- four grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- nieces- nephews- brother-in-law, Louis J. Perko of Pueblo- and exceptional friends, Dorothy and Nick Zakrasek. Born in Pueblo in 1900, Mrs. Perko was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church where services will be held on Wednesday, 10 a.m., followed by a private Roselawn burial.

Perko, Louis J.
Louis J. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2000 - Louis J. Perko, age 97, born Jan. 7, 1903, in Pueblo, passed away Sept. 5, 2000. Mr. Perko was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Perko, in 1988. He is survived by his daughter, Marjorie (John) Bergles; grandchildren, Dr. James (Leann) Bergles, Margie (Nick) Giordano and Tina (Gerald) Samuels, all of Pueblo; and great-grandchildren, D. J. and Nicole Giordano and Bryanne and Ashlee Samuels; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death also by three brothers and four sisters. Mr. Perko was a member of the St. Mary Church parish, KSKJ Lodge, and a life member of the Fin and Feather Club. He retired after 50-plus years at the CF&I Steel Corp. and also worked for School District No. 60 for 25 years as a maintenance and parking attendant. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Prayer Garden in memory of Louis Perko in care of the funeral home office.

Perko, Margaret
Margaret Perko – Pueblo Chieftain – February 16, 1955 – Mrs. Margaret Perko, Solemn Mass Wednesday 9 a.m., St. Mary's Church. To Roselawn.

Perko, Mary C.
Mary C. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2002 - Age 93, born Nov. 30, 1908, passed away Feb. 13, 2002. Mrs. Perko is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Perko; parents, Ignatius and Johanna Bradish; brothers, William, Tony and Jim Bradish; and sisters, Christina Gorshe and Johanna Muhic. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Ann) Perko and Richard (Bernadine) Perko; grandchildren, Margaret (John) Simmer, Daniel Perko and Debbie, Donald Perko Jr. and Marge and Martha (Harry) Conlin. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie and Kristina Perko and Lindsey and Jarred Simmer; and brother, Henry Bradish; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mary was a member of KSKJ Lodge and St. Francis Xavier Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church in her memory.

Perko, Mayme M.
Mayme M. DeNardo Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2006 - Mayme M. DeNardo Perko, 87, passed away March 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Perko Sr.; parents, James and Nellie DeNardo; brother, Louis DeNardo; and sister, Christine Coffee. Mayme is survived by her sons, John (Carol), Gary (Carol) and Frank (Jean) Jr.; grandsons, Mark (Karen), Michael (Mary Jane), Steven (Karin), Frank III, Kurt Perko; and granddaughter, Abby Anderson; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Savoy and Mary Diana; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and best friend and canine companion “Casey”. Mayme was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 56 Columbian Federation. At the family's request, please omit food. Viewing, 8 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive relatives and friends at the church hall immediately after interment.

Perko, Pete
Pete Perko - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Pete Perko is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Pete Perko as Polish, age 36, and married. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Perko, Ronald R.
Ronald R. Perko - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2005 - Ronald R. Perko, 64, passed away May 18, 2005. Survived by his wife, Norma Kay Perko; children, Mike (Jennifer Jensen) Perko of Pueblo, Kelly (Russ) Leffler of Lakewood, Colo., and Kevin (Liz) Perko of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sam, Allyson, Lillie and Maggie; sister, Shirley (Keith) Schmelzer of Colorado Springs; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Jean Perko. Ronald was born Jan. 14, 1941, in Pueblo. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from the CF&I after 43 years of service. Member of KSKJ, Preseren Glee Club, Fin & Feather Club and F.O. Eagles, Pueblo Aerie No. 145. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 3 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, with the Rev. Father John Farley, as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to KSKJ Scholarship Fund through the funeral home.

Perkovich, JoAnn
JoAnn Perkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2005 - JoAnn Perkovich, 58, went to be with her heavenly father and savior on June 19, 2005, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Juliana and Milan Perkovich; and brother, Allen. Survived by sisters, Janice, Sharon, Julie (Jack), and Maryann; brother, Joseph (Denise); nieces, Pamela, Michelle, Susan (John), and Juliana; nephew, Matthew; and great-niece, Emma. JoAnn loved her dogs and her family. She enjoyed going to Central City with her sister Janice and playing Bingo. She had such a passion for Christ and spoke the word of God whenever she could. JoAnn, until we meet again. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Chapel.

Perkovich, Milan J.
Milan J. Perkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1999 - Milan J. Perkovich, 79, better known to his friends and CF&I buddies as ``Perky," departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior Aug. 20, 1999. Survived by son, Joseph (Denise) - daughters, Sharon, JoAnn, Janice, MaryAnn and Julie (Jack) - special grandchildren, Michelle (Dustin), Susan (John), Pamela, JJ- grandson, Matthew, and one sister. Preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Juliana ``Babe" Perkovich. Milan worked at CF&I for 44 years as a first heater, retiring in 1982. Milan's greatest love was his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to rodeos and auctions. His greatest accomplishment was his garden. Viewing, Tuesday, noon-8p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment.

Permo, Agnes
Agnes Permo - Westland News - January 17, 1918 - Frozen to Death - Frank Skul, Mrs. Agnes Permo, and her son Frank, only about 11 years old, were frozen to death in the storm Wednesday night of last week near Inman, on the Missouri Pacific, fifty miles west of Brandon. They came from Pueblo, called by serious illness of a sister-in-law of Mrs. Permo, Mrs. Janko, who lives on a homestead near Inman. According to the train crew with whom unfortunate victims traveled to Inman, they were advised to go to Haswell, a short distance this side of Inman, and remain for the night. This they refused to do, however, because of a report that Mrs. Janko was dying. When they alighted from the train the station was scarcely distinguishable in the swirl of the snow. Skul had passed within a stone's throw of the Janko ranch and had gone beyond it, nearly a half mile, unable to see lights in the windows through the storm. Mrs. Permo evidently had wandered about in circles, and finally sought shelter in the lee of a huge snow drift, where she was found. The boy evidently had stumbled and fallen into another drift where he lay until death overtook him. The three alighted from the train shortly before midnight and set out to walk the distance to the ranch house. This was the last seen of them alive. Skul's body and that of Mrs. Permo were found Friday, a mile apart and with ranch house between them. The frozen corpse of the boy was discovered crouched in a snow drift Sunday morning about 9 o'clock, a quarter of a mile from where the mother was found. Mrs. Janko, the woman whose reported dying condition induced the victims of the storm to take the trip, is reported to be recovering. She was a smelter worker and had lived in Pueblo several years. Mrs. Permo is widely known in the local Slovenian colony.

Permo, Frank
Frank Permo - Westland News - January 17, 1918 - Frozen to Death - Frank Skul, Mrs. Agnes Permo, and her son Frank, only about 11 years old, were frozen to death in the storm Wednesday night of last week near Inman, on the Missouri Pacific, fifty miles west of Brandon. They came from Pueblo, called by serious illness of a sister-in-law of Mrs. Permo, Mrs. Janko, who lives on a homestead near Inman. According to the train crew with whom unfortunate victims traveled to Inman, they were advised to go to Haswell, a short distance this side of Inman, and remain for the night. This they refused to do, however, because of a report that Mrs. Janko was dying. When they alighted from the train the station was scarcely distinguishable in the swirl of the snow. Skul had passed within a stone's throw of the Janko ranch and had gone beyond it, nearly a half mile, unable to see lights in the windows through the storm. Mrs. Permo evidently had wandered about in circles, and finally sought shelter in the lee of a huge snow drift, where she was found. The boy evidently had stumbled and fallen into another drift where he lay until death overtook him. The three alighted from the train shortly before midnight and set out to walk the distance to the ranch house. This was the last seen of them alive. Skul's body and that of Mrs. Permo were found Friday, a mile apart and with ranch house between them. The frozen corpse of the boy was discovered crouched in a snow drift Sunday morning about 9 o'clock, a quarter of a mile from where the mother was found. Mrs. Janko, the woman whose reported dying condition induced the victims of the storm to take the trip, is reported to be recovering. She was a smelter worker and had lived in Pueblo several years. Mrs. Permo is widely known in the local Slovenian colony.

Pernau, Stella
Stella Pernau - Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 – Stella Pearce Pernau, 94, of Marshall, IL, formerly of Wheaton, IL, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2003 in the Burnsides Nursing Home in Marshall, IL. She was born on Aug. 24, 1908 in Clark County, IL, to Randolph and Jessie (Hanley) Pearce. She married Robert O. Pernau on March 13, 1939 and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1968. She retired as Registered Nurse at age 72 after 50 years of caring. Mrs. Pernau is survived by one son Robert Thomas Pernau, of Chicago, IL; and one, son and daughter-in-law, James and Kriss Pernau, of La Veta; two sisters, Martha Staub, of Marshall, IL, and Thelma Ohm, of Vincennes, IN; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Edna Pearce; and four brothers, Lloyd "Doc" Pearce, Milo Pearce, Frank F. Pearce and Wilfred "Bill" Pearce. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Republican Women's Club, History Club, Department Club, helped found the Treasure House for Children and Family services. She received her teaching certificate from Eastern Illinois University, was a graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in Chicago, and a long standing member of College Church in Wheaton. She also was an avid Chicago baseball fan and had a life full of volunteer charity work that benefited the Wheaton community. She had a life long love of books and history. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Pearce Funeral Horne in Marshall, IL, with Rev. David Deal. Burial will follow in the Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening and 7 a.m. until service Saturday at the funeral home.

Perotti, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Perotti - Feather River Bulletin - December 1, 2004 - Quincy, CA - Mary Elizabeth Perotti was born in Trinidad, Colo. on April 15, 1920. She passed away on Nov. 22, 2004, at the age of 84. Mary is survived by two brothers, Bill and Rudy; and two sisters, Hellen and Kathryn. Her brothers, Joseph and John; and sister, Mollie, are deceased. Mary was married to Louis Perotti on Aug. 17, 1940, and is survived by her husband and four children, Mildred, Paul, Marjorie and Mari. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary and Louis Perotti owned and operated the Wonderland Bakery in Quincy from the 1950's to the 1970s, and Mary's Catering into the 1980s. She was active in her community, serving as a member and then president of the Quincy Soroptimist Club. She will be well remembered and loved for her generous spirit and wonderful food that fed and nurtured so many people. There will be a remembrance service on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., at St. John's Catholic Church in Quincy. A reception at the church will follow.

Perri, Ermida M.
Ermida M. Perri - Emery County Progress – February 8, 2006 - Castle Dale, UT - Ermida M. Perri, age 93, passed away Feb. 2, 2006 at Castle View Hospital in Price. She was born Nov. 28, 1912 in Walsenburg, Colo. to Vittorio and Eredeci Gualandri Vasirani. Married Ross Perri, Aug. 21, 1940 in Spring Glen. Member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Stella D? America Lodge #77. Ermida was an accomplished and exceptional dancer, cook, homemaker, wife and mother. She will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends. Survived by her husband, Ross Perri; son, Ross Perri, Jr., both of Helper; niece, Gloria Rufinni, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; nephew, Victor Pierotti, Helper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill (Dolly) Perri; Venice Lami; Florence Butkovich; Tony (Ann) Perri; Mike (Ellen) Perri; Irene Perri; Emma (Tony) Beacco; and many other loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, sister, Dena Pierotti; and brothers, Pete, Chuck and Alb. Funeral Mass, Mon., Feb. 6 at 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church. Vigil service, Sunday evening 7 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Sunday and Monday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.

Perri, Laura
Laura Perri - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2001 - Laura Perri, 85, of Salida, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, in Salida. Mrs. Perri is survived by her sons, Bill Perri of Pueblo and Frank Perri of Salida; grandchildren, Lisa Perri and Kevin Perri, both of Pueblo; and many other grandchildren, cousins, in-laws and relatives in Italy. Recitation of the holy rosary will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida. Mass of the Christian burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. Interment, Fairview Cemetery in Salida. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO 81201.

Perri, Sharon Kay
Sharon Kay Perri - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2000 - Sharon Kay Perri passed away July 2, 2000, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Bill Perri; her children, Lisa Perri and Kevin Perri of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Laura Perri; brother-in-law, Frank Perri of Salida; sisters Carol (Dave) Edwards of Arvada and Dorothy (Gene) Paquette of Longmont; numerous nieces and nephews, great nephews and a great niece; and numerous aunts and uncles. Sharon was an RN and employed at Parkview Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Dr. Rosary, Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the funeral Mass to follow. The family requests no flowers or food. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or to the Our Lady of the Meadows Building Fund. The family will greet at a reception following the memorial Mass at the church.

Perricone, Carlos L.
Carlos L. Perricone - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2004 - Carlos L. Perricone, 86, affectionately known as "PoPo," passed away Jan. 12, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Perricone in 1989; parents, Salvatore and Marie Perricone; brother, Sammy Perricone; and nephew, Sam Perricone. Survived by his children, Linda (Joe) Marino, Garth (Ellen) Perricone and Harvey (Debbie) Perricone; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Perricone; numerous nieces; nephews; and cousins; and longtime friend, David Correa. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Family Worship Center, 540 Alma Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Center for Disabilities in care of Josephine Kasic, Deaf Specialist, 1304 Berkley, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Perricone, Thomas
Thomas Perricone - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2004 - Thomas Perricone, 94, born July 16, 1910, passed away Oct. 26, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; son, Samuel; and brothers, Carlos (Audrey) and Sam Jr. Survived by his daughter-in-law, Betty Perricone; grandchildren, Elaine Perricone, Karen Perricone, Susan (Mike) Allen and Carl (Toni) Perricone; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and cousin, Josephine Perricone. Thomas was the owner of Tom's Wholesale for many years. Viewing, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter in his memory.

Perricone, Virginia F.
Virginia F. Perricone - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1998 - Virginia F. Perricone, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Jan. 1, 1998. Survived by husband, Thomas M. Perricone and son, Sam (Betty) Perricone, Carmichael, Calif. Grandmother of Elaine Perricone, Carmichael, Calif., Karen Perricone, Pueblo, Colo., Susan (Mike) Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carl (Toni) Perricone, Carmichael, Calif. Also survived by several great-grandchildren- brother, Joe (Ann) Ferraro and sister, Rose Masinton, all of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Perricone was active in her church while health permitted. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Christ the King Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Perriman, James
James Perriman – Bayfield Blade – March 16, 1917 – Wind Causes G. A. R. Veteran's Death – Pueblo – Thrown to the pavement by a terrific wind, which was sweeping the city, James Perriman, 83, and feeble, sustained concussion of the brain and died at St. Mary's hospital. He was picked up from the middle of a downtown street, blood gushing from his ears. He was a veteran of the Civil War.

Perrino, Louis A.
Louis Augustin Perrino - Huerfano World - August 26, 1993 - Louis Augustin Perrino, 87, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1906 in Walsenburg, he lived most of his life in Badito and because of a disability was never able to attend school or work, except cooking for his brother. Survivors include a nephew Gilbert Perrino, Walsenburg, who cared for him; cousins and great nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Aug. 20 from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery in Gardner.

Perry, Arthur
Arthur Perry – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 29, 1874 – Died at Colfax, in Wet Mountain valley, on Friday, the 23d inst., Arthur Perry, formerly of Farmington, Iowa.  Eastern Iowa papers please copy.

Perry, Bonita G.
Bonita G. Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1998 - Bonita G. Perry. Graveside services, 3 p.m. today at Fowler Cemetery.

Perry, Cecilia
Cecilia "Sallie" Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Born Nov. 26, 1910, passed away Feb. 6, 2002. Mrs. Perry is preceded in death by her husband, Logan "Tobe" Perry, Aug. 11, 1956; sisters, Dorothy Jonick and Alice Lewis; and brother, Clyde Boyer. She is survived by her children, Sallie (Charles) Spath, Arvada, Toby (Robert) Lamb, Longmont, and Carol (Howard) Klipfel of Pueblo. Also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Perry, George Dewey Sr.
George Dewey Perry Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1975 - George Dewey Perry Sr., Feb. 7, 1975, in a local hospital after a long illness. Husband of Mrs. Clara B. Perry of the family home, 811 La Veta. Father of George D. Perry Jr., 322 Bennett, where the family may be contacted; Mrs. Dorothy M. Joseph, Pueblo, and James R. Perry, Kansas City, Kan. Grandfather of 10, Brother of Mrs. Macie Viebrock, Mrs. Winifred Bramlet, John Perry and Mrs. Marjorie Breeden, all of Colorado Springs, and Eugene Perry; San Diego, Calif. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church; Born Sept. 2, 1898, in Venita, Okla. Pueblo resident since 1922. He was an auto body repairman for the former W. K. Hurd Pontiac Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1950. Mr. and Mrs. Perry were married Dec. 27, 1920. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Max Scheimann officiating. To Mt. View. Those who desire may contribute directly to Pueblo Therapy Center, 3715 Thatcher for arthritic patients. The body will lie in state until noon Tuesday.

Perry, Marion J.
Marion J. Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2000- Marion J. Perry, formerly of Boone, Colo., passed away on June 2, 2000, at the Fort Lyon Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Pueblo on Dec. 5, 1909. Mr. Perry was a lifelong resident of Pueblo County, his parents having homesteaded in the Boone area. He was a pilot in the Navy, serving from 1928-1930 and 1940-1945. After retirement from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1972, Perry, as he was known to his friends, was a familiar face at the farm sales up and down the Arkansas Valley. He ran a thriving used farm machinery business until ill health forced him to quit. He is survived by wife, Ruth (Chasteen) Perry; and son, Alan, both of Pueblo; two daughters, Patricia (Bill) Rogers of Boone and Ruth Ann (Ken) Cullen of Lamar. Grandchildren, Shane and Melanie Rogers, and Brian and Michael Cullen also survive as well as three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion C. Perry and Maude (Hogan) Perry; and grandson, Jerold James Perry. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Visitation will be Monday from 2 until 6 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Roselawn Chapel in Pueblo. A reception for family and friends will be held in the Roselawn reception hall immediately following the burial. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Perry, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Perry - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - Ruth L. Perry, 80, longtime Pueblo resident, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Aug. 23, 1920, in Buffalo, Mo., the daughter of Jesse and Ida Rasner Chasteen. She married Marion James Perry June 29, 1940, in Raton, N.M. They lived near Boone for many years. Mr. Perry died June 2, 2000. She is survived by son, Alan Perry of Pueblo; two daughters, Ruth Ann (Ken) Cullen of Lamar and Patricia (Bill) Rogers of Boone; four grandchildren, Shane and Melanie Rogers of Pueblo, Brian Cullen of Otis, Colo., and Michael Cullen of Lamar; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dixie (Ed) Moorcroft of Pueblo and Helen Hitchcock of Simla also survive. Preceded in death by one grandson, Jerold James Perry in 1997. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel in Pueblo. Burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler and Monday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at Roselawn Chapel. Family prefers memorials to Wiley Community Scholarship Fund in care of Ruth Ann Cullen, P.O. Box 247, Wiley, Colo., 81092.

Perryman, Evan Grisham
Evan Grisham Perryman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2005 - Evan Grisham Perryman, born Aug. 20, 1922, died Nov. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lee and Nora Perryman; brothers, Walter Lee and Lloyd; and sisters, Nell and Kathleen. Survived by his wife, Virginia "Bebe" Perryman; sons, Rick (Penny), Alan (Suzan) and Curt Perryman; and grandchildren, Nathan, Alyson, Rhiannon and Jarret Perryman, and Sam and Chris Geonetta. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews; and sisters-in-law, Edith Ovechka, Anne Garnhart, Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell and Marguerite Levstik. Evan worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 42 years and was a past master of Masonic Lodge No. 31. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Perryman, Virginia
Virginia "Bebe" Perryman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Virginia "Bebe" Perryman, age 82, passed away Jan. 30, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Evan Perryman, in November of 2005. Survived by her sisters, Anne Garnhart, Edith Ovechka and Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell; sons, Richard (Penny), Alan (Suzan) and Curtis Perryman; and grandchildren, Nathan, Alyson, Rhiannon, Jarrett, Sam and Christina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Levstik; sister, Rose Ballas; and brothers, John and Henry Levstik. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Perse, Anne J.
Anne J. Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1997 - Anne J. Perse, born Feb. 14, 1914, passed away Sept. 19, 1997. Survived by her husband, Leo S. Perse, of the family home- sister, Mary Kastelic-sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cernac and Angela Davis-two nephews, Dennis Kastelic and Dallas Kastelic-and three great-nephews, Chad Kastelic, Kelly Jo Kastelic and Wayne Thompson. Also survived by great-niece, Shawna Kastelic- numerous other nieces and nephews- great-great-niece, Krystina Kastelic-great-great-nephew, Brandon McKennan- and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Anna Verbich, and brother, Pete Verbich Jr. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. The family will greet friends in the Mediterranean Room at the church following the cemetery committal.

Perse, Edmund A.
Edmund A. "Chick" Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Edmund A. "Chick" Perse, 89, born May 14, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo., joined the Lord early May 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Perse; son, Kenneth (Cynda) Perse; and granddaughter, Krystal Perse, all of Salida, Colo.; also survived by his sister, Margaret Cullen; brother, Dick (Helen) Perse; cousin, Eileen Kaplan, all of Pueblo; three nephews and many relatives. Chick was a graduate of Central High School before entering the Army Medical Corp. He was a World War II veteran. He worked for Safeway as a truck driver, was owner of the Kozy Korner Tavern for 35 years, and was manager of Coors Concession for the Colorado State Fair for 19 years. Chick was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow at the church hall. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association in Chick's memory.

Perse, Fred
Fred Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2004 - Fred Perse, 78, passed away Sept. 14, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Betty; children, Paula and Pat of California; brother, Jim Perse; brothers-in-law, Earl (Dorothy) Erps and Walter Erps; sister-in-law, Annabell Berry. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Fred served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 45. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Perse, Lena
Lena Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2004 - Lena Perse, 81, born Feb. 8, 1922, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Jan. 9, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, Christianzano and Lucia Pannunzio; brothers, John and Jim Pannunzio; sisters, Jacqueline Spinuzzi, Antoinette Masciotro, Josephine De Niro, Grace Spinnuzi, and Argentine George. Survived by her husband of 57 years, James Perse; brother Chris (Kay) Pannunzio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary's Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Perse, Leo
Leo Perse - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1999 - Leo Perse, born Jan. 14, 1909, passed away June 24, 1999, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence. Survived by sisters, Dorothy Cernac, Pueblo, and Angela Davis, Hayward, Calif. - sister-in-law, Mary Kastelic - as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann- parents, Peter and Mary Perse- as well as 11 brothers and sisters. Leo served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Upon his return from active duty, Mr. Perse began his career with the Pueblo Water Works, retiring in the early '70s. Mr. Perse was a member of VFW and Croatian Fraternal Union. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Perse, Marc
Marc Perse - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: August 15, 1994 - Marc Perse tragically lost his life at age 26 as a result of falling 90 feet from a rappelling tower during training for the Special Operations Response Team. Perse was a graduate of Central High School in Pueblo and the University of Southern Colorado. He worked at Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility for 3 1/2 years prior to his death. He was survived by a large and loving family. Coworkers said at the time of his passing that Marc would be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his love of family and friends.

Perse, Mark
Mark Perse – Colorado Springs Gazette – August 17, 1994 – Prisons Officer Killed While Training – Rappelling Accident Claims Pueblo Man in AFA Field House - A state prisons officer who was rappelling face first during a training session at the Air Force Academy Field House fell to his death Monday evening when a ring that attached him to his rope opened. Sgt. Mark Perse, 26, of Pueblo died of massive head injuries about 2 1/2 hours after the 7 p.m. accident. He had worked at the Colorado Department of Corrections' Territorial Prison in Canon City. An instructor in special weapons and tactics, Perse was the first to go down the rope. He was rappelling from a catwalk along the ceiling about 80 feet above the artificial turf of the indoor track and football practice field. Perse was some 20 feet above the floor when his Swiss seat harness and D-ring - an oval-shape ring with an opening that locks - "disengaged" from the rope, witnesses said. But he apparently had run into trouble somewhere near the top of the 80-foot drop. Corrections officer Steve Paolino told investigators that he was at the bottom of Perse's rope, acting as the belay person. Paolino said that about 15 feet from the top of the rope, he saw Perse "grab the rope with both hands, as if trying to stop," an El Paso County sheriff's report said. Paolino pulled on the rope, providing tension designed to stop a falling rappeller. "But it had no effect in stopping him," Paolino said. Perse went into a spin as he fell and picked up speed until he lost the rope and hit the ground on his head and right shoulder, witnesses said. A figure-eight ring used to connect Perse to the rope was found still attached to the rope about 4 feet from the catwalk, the report said. The D-ring, which hooked Perse's safety harness to the figure-eight ring, was found on the floor about 15 feet from his body. "The D-ring safety lock was backed off and would allow the D-ring to open," the report said. He was rappelling face first - "Australian style" - which is considered more difficult than going down a rope back first. It was the first time he'd tried that method in about three years, witnesses said. Perse had been married about a year and had no children, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Liz McDonough. He had been a member of the state prisons' Special Operations Response Team - known as SORT - since 1991 and was recently promoted to sergeant, she said. "He was a valued member of our staff," she said. "He was an extremely friendly individual. We're going to miss him a lot." McDonough said she couldn't find records on the last state corrections officer killed on duty, but said she couldn't remember one in the five years she's been with the department. The training academy, held annually, teaches SWAT-type tactics to state and federal officers from across the region. The 34 members of this class finished the last day of their 11-day course in private Tuesday. "These men and women get very close," McDonough said. "They are having a difficult time with it. They are just trying to finish what they started."

Pershin, Anna B.
Anna B. Pershin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1987 - Anna B. Pershin, Jan. 16, 1987. Wife of Thomas E. Pershin, who passed away Dec. 25, 1974. Mother of Frank J. (Pat) Pershin, Marge (Don) Zakrasick and Anna Mae (Jack) Paulovec, all of Pueblo. Sister of Dan (Gladys) Max, Eli (Grace) Chutich, both of Pueblo, Geneva Levar, Fort Morgan, Katherine (Bob) Wiswell, Denver, and Mary (John) Peterson, Lancaster, Calif. Also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, John Chutich, December 1985, and Nick Chutich, May 1986. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mrs. Pershin was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish; a lifetime member of CFU St. Jacob's Lodge 402 and WSA Slovan Lodge 3. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room following the interment.

Pershin, Steve
Steve Pershin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2005 - Steve Pershin, 46, passed away Dec. 28, 2004. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Anne Pershin and Will and Dora Richardson. Survived by his wife, Florence Pershin; and children, Kristyna and Joshua Pershin, all of Summerville, S.C.; grandchildren, Michael Pershin and Heavenlee Cruz; parents, Frank and Patricia Pershin of Pueblo; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Josephine Regalado of Pueblo; brothers, Frank (Kay) Pershin and Tom (Cindy) Pershin, both of Pueblo, and Bill (Janice) Pershin of Pueblo West. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Steve served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Persich, Steve
Steve Persich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1999 - Steve Persich, 88, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 27, 1999. Survived by his sister, Antonia Lessar- nephews, Ronald (Mary Ellen) Lessar, Walsenburg, Robert (Linda) Lessar, Arvada, Craig Lessar, Walsenburg, Stephen (Carol) Kralik, Monte Vista, and Brandon Kralik, Hawaii- nieces, Bette Lessar Nettles, Beaufort, S.C., Tammy Lessar, Pamela Lessar, Pueblo, Jaclyn Hamilton, Golden, Dolores Frazier, Debra Malfus, Beaufort, S.C., and Tanya Kralik, Hawaii- and special friends, George and Eda Hamilton, Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Father Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to3 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Huerfano World - June 3, 1999 - Steve Persich, 88, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 27, 1999 at the home of his sister, Antonia Lessar, where he had been for the past year. Mr. Persich was born on September 13, 1910 in Morley to Mike and Frances Stimac Persich. Mr. Persich was owner and operator of his own paint and body shop, which serviced many people in Huerfano County throughout the years. Mr. Persich, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by his sister, Antonia Lessar, nephews, Ronald (Mary Ellen) Lessar, Walsenburg, Robert (Linda) Lessar, Arvada, Craig Lessar, Walsenburg, Stephen Kralik, Monte Vista, Brandon Kralik, Hawaii, nieces, Bette Lessar Nettles, Beaufort, South Carolina, Tammy Lessary, Pamela Lessar, Pueblo, Jaclyn Hamilton, Golden, Dolores Frazier, Debra Malfus, Beaufort, South Carolina, Tanya Kralik, Hawaii; special friends George and Eda Hamilton, Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Fr. Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Persons, James
James Persons - The LaVeta Advertiser - August 4, 1900 - It is with regret we note the unpleasant events of last Sunday's excursion to the past. The weather was pleasantly cool and the general program was nicely arranged for those taking an outing. The railroad company did their part like clock work and cared for those injured in an affray caused by the too free use of liquors and needless presence of guns on such an occasion. To the credit and justice of the excursion it must be said that those articles used in the row came from Russell, although the constant cracking of guns during the day was a matter of great danger in a gathering of that kind where stray shots were liable to cause serious results at any time. A number of people came up from Russell and Grayback, among them being James Persons who has been a freight and transfer man, and a companion Charles Campbell, a miner from Slone and Ripley's camp on Grayback. They were drinking and Persons got into a dispute with another party and flashed a knife, when Gregonia Vasques tried to mediate, Persons striking Vasques with the knife, cutting his clothes badly but not reaching his body. Persons pursued, and Vasques after a short run procured a club with which Persons was dispatched and left in a serious condition. About that time Campbell mixed in for Persons and finding the club a formidable obstacle ran through the crowd until seeing a cowboy standing with a revolver in his belt snatched it away and threatened to shoot any and all who opposed him. Vasques fell back into the crowd and Campbell started in pursuit when A.Y. Gribble clinched the gun. In the scuffle it was turned towards him and fired, the bullet entering his body near the center of the lower bowels and passing out at the right hip. Gribble fell and others drew back while Campbell wildly flourished the gun as he cut loose a horse and rode away before the crowd of spectators realized what had happened. As he went down the canon perhaps twenty shots were fired at him cutting the air uncomfortably close, as his actions indicated, but none were effective, and bareheaded, with short bridle rein and pistol in hand a thousand spectators saw him disappear among a shower of bullets, one of which made a severe wound in his left foot causing him to venture into Russell for food and to dress the wound. He went direct to Hudson's restaurant where shortly afterwards sheriff Breen and deputies captured him and started for San Luis where he is now in safe keeping. The two wounded men were cared for by Doctors Roripaugh and Wright who being present rendered prompt attention, and the railroad company ordered them placed on board the first section and sent at once the hospital at Pueblo. Both men were in a serious condition when they left and died on the following day. The remains of A.Y. Gribble were brought to LaVeta for interment on Wednesday morning and funeral services conducted by Rev. E. B. Chenoweth were held in the Methodist church on the afternoon of the same day. Mr. Gribble was a brother to Mrs. Henry Vasques and leaves also two brothers, both residing in Colorado to mourn his loss. He died in the attempt to protect a friend and as far as we can learn had no part in the quarrel. We understand that James Persons had a sister in Denver but was a comparative stranger in these parts. His remains were interred at Pueblo.

Perusek, Anna
Anna Perusek - Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - Anna Perusek, a former resident of Aguilar, died Jan. 8, 1989 in Grand Junction. She was 100. Service was from St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar and burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.



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