The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Petek, John B.
John B. Petek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - John B. Petek, 73, went to his eternal resting place on March 5, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 12, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Gizella Petek, who preceded him along with a brother, Joseph Petek; and sister, Elizabeth Inman. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sharon of Beulah; children, Cheryl (Ron) Johnson, Shannon Petek of Pueblo, Kathy Petek of Beulah, John (Paul) Petek of Temple, Texas; grandchildren, David (Julie) Petek, Jennifer (Kenny) Padilla, Sara Valdez, Dennis L. Valdez Jr., Joseph Petek, Nicholas (Nikki) Petek and Amanda (Gary) Grinstead; great-grandchildren, Kiana, Hannah, Brandon, Mya and Eric. John was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. He retired from CF&I roll shop after 33 years of service. John was active in the Eagles Aerie No. 145, past chairman and member of Beulah Yule Log for 25 years. He was a lifetime member and past president of the Steel City Ramblers, one of Pueblo's first motorcycle clubs, American Motorcycle Association, and the retired Steelworkers Club Local Union 2102. John went to Sturgis every year since its beginning and loved his motorcycles, dogs, cats and blueberry doughnuts. He was a hard-working man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Per his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah Fire Department through the funeral home office in his memory.

Peterman, Nicki Lea
Nicki Lea (Helberg) Peterman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1986 - Nicki Lea (Helberg) Peterman of Grand Junction died as a result of a plane crash on Sept. 25, 1986. Survived by husband, John Peterman; daughters, Krystal and Devyn Whittington of Grand Junction; parents, Marilyn Helberg, Pueblo West, and Neal Helberg, Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Steve Helberg, Woodbridge, Va.; grandfather, Vern Lindsley; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Nicki was born Nov. 24, 1950, in North Platte, Neb., and grew up in Pueblo. She was a 1969 graduate of East High School. Nicki was employed as a dental technician by Dr. Andrew Christenson of Grand Junction. Services are pending and will be held in Grand Junction.

Peters, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2006 - Dorothy A. Peters. Our Lord and angels welcomed our beloved mother home to Heaven, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. Born Dorothy Rose Auderer in Houston, Texas, Oct. 27, 1918, the youngest child of Tom Geary Auderer and Ethel Claire "Linn" Auderer. Preceded in death by her husband, Arel D. Peters; brothers, Tom Geary II, Charles and Sam; sisters, Jeanette and Allene; brothers- and sisters-in-law. Dorothy is survived by her only son, Jock D. Peters; and daughter-in-law, Leona "Moore" Peters of Pueblo West, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Auderer, Connie Maxine Crossland, Maxine Peters and Geneva Anderson; numerous beloved nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Dorothy was a longtime resident of Houston Heights and a member of West 14th Avenue Baptist Church (now New Heights Baptist). She worked in downtown Houston at the same firm for 53 years as a personal secretary. Dorothy also lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Kalamazoo, Mich., Laredo, Texas, and also resided in Bryan, Texas, and then again in Houston before moving to Pueblo, Colo. At her request, a private graveside service will be held in Houston. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in Dorothy's memory.

Peters, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2006 - Ethel M. Peters, succumbed to her bout with cancer on Feb. 25, 2006. Survived by her loving husband, Owen "Pete" Peters; children, Bonny (Dan) Edwards, Sharon (Bruce) McMullen, Denise Roberts, Barb Reed, Don Harris, Jack Reed, Cindy Gaskin, Oscar (Lisa) Peters, Annie Hoglen, Sandra (Mike) McDaniel, Tanya (Bill) Matthews; and sisters, Jackie Cables, Clara Merrill and Lillian (Larry) Becker. Also left to cherish her memory are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, along with many friends from the U.S. Forest Service from where she retired in 1992. She loved fishing, the mountains and Colorado Rockies baseball team. She also loved her flowers in the yard. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Sr. Joan Hentges officiating.

Peters, Grace E.
Grace E. Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1987 - Grace E. Peters, a lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 2307 Cortez Road, passed away July 9, 1987. Mrs. Peters was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, First Methodist Women's Social Group and American Contract Bridge League. She is survived by her husband, James E. Peters, of the family home; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley (Allan) Sindeband of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gerene (William) Hamilton of Ponca City, Okla., and Greg McCarty of Fort Collins; two sisters, Mrs. J. Hubert Abell of Pueblo and Mrs. E. B. Emery of Fallbrook, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Willard Gray officiating. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2307 Cortez Road.

Peters, Rudolph F.
Rudolph F. "Rudy" Peters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2000 - Rudolph F. "Rudy" Peters, 81, born in a farmhouse in Ordway, Colo., on Dec. 15, 1918, passed away July 12, 2000. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Marjorie Peters; children, Sharon (Chuck) McPherson, Security, Colo., Ken (Trish) Peters, Rush, Colo., Janice (Dave) Gaudio, Golden, Colo., Patty (Dave) Succo, Greeley, Colo., Michele (Dave) McDonald, Evergreen, Colo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Pete (Ruby) Peters, Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters, Mary Rhoades, Grand Junction, and Emma Monk, Ordway; sister-in-law, Betty Peters, LaCrosse, Kan. Rudy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II. He retired from CF&I in 1980 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and South Pueblo Masonic Lodge No. 31. Viewing Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Peters, Victor G.
Victor G. Peters - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 7, 1996 Victor G. Peters, 51, a transportation civil service employee at the Air Force Academy, died May 5, 1996, at a local hospital. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., is handling arrangements. Mr. Peters was born May 14, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to Robert H. and Emma A. (Fresonke) Peters. He was married May 23, 1974, in Pueblo to Rose M. (Martinez) Peters, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by three sons, William Shelton of Craig and Dean Shelton and Richard Peters, both of Colorado Springs; and four grandchildren. Mr. Peters graduated from Palmer High School in 1962 and was a member of the Alumni. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of lance corporal. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. His greatest joy was to make people laugh. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met and will be greatly missed. Mr. Peters had lived in Colorado Springs since 1954. Memorial contributions may be made to Ent Federal Credit Union, in care of the Victor Peters Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs 80915.

Petersell, John F.
John F. Petersell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2006 - John F. Petersell, 79, passed away March 17, 2006. Survived by children, Michael Petersell, Caria (Al) Mandarich and Jeff (Mary Beth Piserchio) Petersell; grandchildren, Matthew Mandarich, Christine (Justin) Reid, Melissa Mandarich, Tessa Petersell; sisters, Emma Gillespie and Katherine Mudrone. Also survived by numerous other family members. Preceded in death by parents, John L. and Kathryn Petersell; and wife, Lucille F. Petersell. John was born in Pueblo Nov. 8, 1926. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46 and was honorably discharged. After graduating from Pueblo Junior College, he was briefly employed with the U.S. Post Office and then began working for the City of Pueblo. He retired after more than 31 years as a building inspector, the last nine of which were as chief building inspector. He formed a small business, P&M Construction, to pursue his woodworking skills. He was an active member of International Conference of Building Officials and was president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter from 1955-57. He was involved in scouting for 30 years as a neighborhood commissioner, troop committeeman and chairman, scoutmaster and cubmaster. He holds the Scouters Award and the Scouters Key and earned the District Award of Merit in 1971 and the prestigious Silver Beaver in 1978. He was a 50-year member of B.P.O.E. No. 90 and was the Reunion Committee Chairman of Central High School Class of 1944 from 1959-2004. John was a tireless worker and was known as a "people helper," giving unselfishly of his time and talents for all. He was respected throughout the community and could best be described as a man who, through his energies and expertise, makes others successful and recognized. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Stroke Association. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Petersen, Catherine
Catherine (Catlin) Petersen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2003 - Catherine (Catlin) Petersen was born on May 9, 1911, in Topeka, Kan., and passed away on April 13, 2003, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Petersen and Susan Dunda; sister, Murial Anton, Pueblo; son-in-law, Pete Dunda; and grandchildren, Peter Dunda Jr., Laura (Dunda) Barkocy, Andrew Dunda and Steven Jensen. Also survived by five great-grandchildren; nephew, Hank Anton of Pueblo; and niece, Kay (Abbot) Hakes of Lincoln, Calif. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry S. Petersen; and her parents, Arch and Adeline (Stewart) Catlin. Catherine graduated from the University of Kansas and was a member of Pi Beta Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1940, she married Harry and lived in Pueblo for 58 years. In 1999, she moved to Colorado Springs to be close to her daughter. During her wonderful years in Pueblo, she was a very active member of the Ascension Episcopal Church, the Pueblo Junior League, the Colonial Danes of Colorado Springs, Wednesday Morning Club, Pueblo Girl Scouts Board, a volunteer for the Colorado State Hospital for 25 years and was the treasurer of the Chapel of Hope Foundation when the chapel was built at the Colorado State Hospital in 1975. Catherine was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and her strong devotion to her family and friends. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003, Ascension Episcopal Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be sent to the Medallion East Medical Center Activity Fund, 1719 East Bijou, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; the Pueblo Villa Activity Fund, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001; or to Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Peterson, August
August Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1982 - August Peterson, Walsenburg, formerly of La Veta, Aug. 16, 1982. Husband of Mrs. Clara Peterson. Father of Mrs. Bessie V. Pruitt, Texarkana, Ark., and grandfather of Mrs. Marilyn Trivett, San Antonio, Texas, Kevin and Patricia Oaks, Tom and Waylon Pruitt, Texarkana. Uncle of Ken and Rick Malaj, Denver, and Tony Malaj, Las Cruces, N.M. Service 1:30 p.m. Friday, La Veta Baptist Church, will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Committal rites by La Veta Lodge No. 59, AF&AM, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Peterson, Austin K.
Austin K. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 1998 - Austin K. Peterson, 16, passed away on June 2, 1998. Closed casket funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, at the Lamar High School Auditorium. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Closed casket visitation, today until 5 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Peterson, Barbara E.
Barbara E. Peterson Huerfano World April 20, 2006 Barbara E. Peterson, 82, Littleton, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Peterson. Her parents were Andrew and Ruth Shaffer, longtime residents of Walsenburg. She is survived by three children, two sons, Thad of Atlanta, GA, and Eugene of Lakewood and a daughter, Jan of Littleton; two brothers, Andrew Shaffer, TV, CA, and Jack Shaffer, Colorado and numerous grandchildren. Donations are suggested to Good Shepherd, 5630 South Curtice, Street, Littleton, 80120.

Peterson, Carl E.
Carl E. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1998 - Carl E. Peterson, passed away in Pueblo, Dec. 11, 1998. Services under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.

Peterson, Charles
Charles Peterson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 17, 1878 - Sudden Death - Denver, January 11th - Charles Peterson, a Swede, an old Coloradoan and a member of the first Colorado regiment went into a saloon at twelve o'clock last night and called for something to drink. The saloon keeper gave him soda water and persuaded him to go to bed in a back room. About noon today he sent a man to wake him and found that he was dead. His tongue was bitten, his face was black, and he had every appearance of having died in a fit. On his person was found nearly one hundred dollars in money and two thousand five hundred dollars in certificates of deposit on the First National Bank of Pueblo. He came here recently from Cucharas and has been, till recently, in business near Elizabethtown, New Mexico.

Peterson, Charles A.
Charles A. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1949 - Charles A. Peterson, Thursday, Dec. 29 at hospital, late of the home, 1032 E. Evans Ave. Father of Mrs. Fred B. Hoskins, and Mrs. James Wimmer, Pueblo, and Mrs. S. F. O'Brien, Denver. Grandfather of Geraldine Sanders and Mrs. May Goff, Pueblo; and Edward Miller Jr., Denver; great-grandfather of three. Brother of Mrs. Emma Sterry, Pueblo, Mr. Peterson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, 1863, came to Pueblo in 1882. After working at the old Eiler smelter, joined the CF&I Corp., retiring in 1931. His wife, Hedvig Eleanora Peterson died Dec. 1940; and a daughter, Mrs. Marie Ellen Sanders died July 1949. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Davis Memorial Chapel. Rev. George F. Lowe officiating, To Mountain View, The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Hoskins, 1032 Carteret Ave.

Peterson, Charles R.
Charles R. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Charles R. "Chuck" Peterson, 85, of Pueblo West, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Peterson; children, Charles (Sue) Peterson, Kim (Jon) Pachak, Carol (Steve) Ehrreich; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Peterson. Chuck retired as captain of the Faribault, Minnesota Police Department after 22 years of service. He was the head of maintenance technician in the Judicial Building for 11 years and served three years as a bailiff for the state of Colorado. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Peterson, Christine
Christine Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Mrs. Christine Peterson, services 2 p.m. Monday, Davis mortuary chapel. Rev. Arthur I. Anderson will officiate. To Mountain view. Davis Mortuary.

Peterson, Clara A.
Clara A. Ritersdorf Peterson - Huerfano Journal - January 8, 2009 - Clara A. Ritersdorf Peterson - 2/15/1908 -12/30/2008 - Born February 15, 1908, Bleding, Michigan to William and Emma Edgerly. Passed away December 30, 2008 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was 100 years old. Clara Peterson leaves behind her son, Anthony Malaj and his wife Barbara. She leaves her nephew Arthur Malaj of Rosemond, California; her niece Pat Malaj of Aurora, Colorado. She leaves her grandchildren Jonathon Malaj, Marcie Malaj, Michelle Malaj, and Francis Malaj. Clara leaves nieces and nephews; Mary Lou and her husband Pete Lober, Marya Butler, Bob and Shirley Heftje, Barbara and Wilson Hoy. Many other relatives in many places will miss her, most especially, Mary Graham of Pecos, New Mexico, who was her adopted daughter. Locally, Clara leaves behind her dearest friends Joe and Vernice Nardine, and their daughter Pat. She leaves her friend Gerry Day, Inez Prater and many others who knew her from La Veta and Walsenburg. Clara Peterson came to La Veta, Colorado in 1959, and married the late August Peterson. They lived on the ranch in Cuchara until 1982 when they moved into town and lived on 6th Street. In 2003 she took up residence at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. Clara Peterson now joins her sisters and loves in eternal life. "It's not good bye, it's see you later."

Peterson, Claud
Claud Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Claud Peterson passed away unexpectedly Nov. 7, 1987. Survived by his wife, Betty L. Peterson of the family home; brother, Harold Peterson, Pueblo; sister, Betty Ballou, Pueblo. Also survived by five nephews. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Nebraska and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 90; Pueblo Lodge No. 17, A.F. &A.M.; Southern Colorado Consistory; Al Kaly Shrine; and the Jesters Court No. 110. He was a member of the Central Christian Church. At his request there will be no viewing and no services. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital direct or through our office.

Peterson, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2004 - Dorothy Elizabeth Peterson, our loving mother was born in Pueblo on Feb. 13, 1922, and passed away peacefully and quietly on July 16, 2004. Dorothy was known to us as mother, Grammy, aunt and friend. Our mother is survived by her sister, Elsie Barker; son, Ed (Shirley) Alley; daughter, Mary Elaine (Grant) Workman; two grandchildren, Crista (Michael) Martin and Aicha Alley; and two great-grandchildren, Isabel and Olivia Martin. Also surviving are nephew, John (Jayrene) Barker and family; great-niece, Laurie (Charles) Meili and family; and great-nephew Ted (Victoria) Speier and family. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles E. Alley; and second husband, Carl Peterson. There will be no visitation held. The Holy rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2004, George F. McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. A light brunch will be served at the Downtown Marriott.

Peterson, Edmund H.
Edmund H. "Pete" Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2001 - Edmund H. "Pete" Peterson, born April 24, 1905, passed away Nov. 7, 2001. Ed Peterson was born on the family farm in Moorhead, Minn. He is an alumnus of North Dakota State University. In 1937, he married Dorothy Marie Brennan of St. Louis, Mo. Ed and family moved to Pueblo in 1952. In 1965, he formed Peterson Paint Company which he managed until 1984. Ed was a life member of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club, the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Rocky Mountain Paint and Varnish Society. Ed was survived by three sons, Charles Peterson of Potomac, Md., James Peterson of Northglenn, Colo., and Mark Peterson of Fort Lupton, Colo. Ed was strong and kind and generous and will be missed by all who knew him. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Bill Huber officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to North Dakota State University Development Fund in Pete's name, c/o the funeral home.

Peterson, Hedvig Eleanora
Mrs. Hedvig Eleanora Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1940 - Mrs. Hedvig Eleanora Peterson, who came to Pueblo 57 years ago from Sweden, died Saturday at a local hospital. She was the wife of Charles A. Peterson and the couple would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 17. Mrs. Peterson, who was born Dec. 28, 1867, resided at 1032 East Evans Avenue. In addition to her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John W. Sanders, Mrs. Fred B. Hoskins, Mrs. James A. Wimmer, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Ruth W. Miller of Denver; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. H. Clarence Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View.

Peterson, Jerry D.
Jerry D. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2000 - Jerry D. Peterson passed away Dec. 30, 1999, in Pueblo. Jerry was born June 10, 1936, in Great Falls, Mont. to Henry and Lenore Peterson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and had received master's degrees in history and political science. No viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Peterson, John Edward
John Edward Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2003 - John Edward Peterson, 70, passed away Aug. 23, 2003, in Pueblo. John was born on Feb. 24, 1933, in Pueblo, Colo., and has lived here his entire life. He is preceded in death by his father, John; brother, Frank; father-in-law, Les Carlson; and mother-in-law, Virginia Carlson. John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joyce L. Peterson; brother, Warner (Barbara) Peterson; twin sister, JoAnn (Jerry) Stice; his mother, Mary Ann Peterson; brothers-in-law, Ed Carlson, Doug Carlson (Sharon); sister-in-law, Nadine Verna (John); sons, John (Rhonda), Randy, Greg (Colleen); grandchildren, Christa, Brandy, Leslie, Michael, Chance and Dustin; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. John was an avid outdoor sportsman. He loved to fish and hunt, and endowed his sons and grandsons with his love of the outdoors. John will be remembered particularly by his sons for his involvement with their high school rodeo activities, and for his directness, frankness and honesty. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Peterson, Julie L.
Julie L. Peterson - Denver Post - November 27, 1998 - Julie L. Peterson of Denver, a bookkeeper, died Sunday in Aurora. She was 81. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, 1345 Macon St. There will be cremation. She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Sunnyside, Calif. On Oct. 19, 1947, she married Stuart Peterson in Walsenburg. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and its Altar Guild. She is survived by her husband; a son, Victor, Denver; a brother, Frank Kutzler, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Hazel Foster, Pueblo; and five grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver 80246.

Peterson, Laura Jane
Laura Jane Peterson - La Veta Signature - July 25, 1991 - Laura Jane Peterson, 88, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of La Veta, died July 11 in San Antonio. Mrs. Peterson was born May 4, 1903 in La Veta to John and Laura McBridge Elley at the Three Bridges on the family ranch. Later they moved to homestead near the West Spanish Peak (Rocky Flats). She attended school at La Veta, graduated in 1920. She later attended Colorado Woman's College. In 1938, she married August Peterson. During the war she worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and helped maintain the Pullman cars for soldiers (Army personnel). She returned to stay with her folks until her mother died. In 1945 she went back to Denver and got her Licensed Vocational Nurses License. In the early 1960's she worked in nursing homes and the Swedish Hospital. She retired and moved to Bayfield. In 1987 she went to San Antonio, TX with her daughter. She suffered a stroke in 1988 and entered the nursing home two years ago. Mrs. Peterson is survived by a daughter, Betty V. Oakes, San Antonio, TX; three sisters, Ruth Olsen, Provo, UT; Vada Farrar, Rogers, AR; Flora Lea, Bayfield; a brother, May Elley, Walsenburg; two granddaughters, Marilyn Hobson, Patricia Courtney; a grandson, Kevin Oakes; two great-granddaughters, Courtney and Heather Hobson; a great-grandson, Taylor Courtney; numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services were Tuesday, July 17, at the La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Peterson, Lewis C.
Lewis C. Peterson - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 15, 1918 - Three Colorado boys missing in action are reported in the casualty lists made public by the war department. They are Troy J. Martin, Seibert; Lewis C. Peterson, Snyder, and Thybo A. Peterson, Pueblo. Among the dead of disease is Albert J. Greve [may be Grove] Pueblo; Sergt. N. G. Robinson, Fruita, is sick in hospital, having previously been reported missing in action.

Peterson, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2004 - Mary Ann Peterson, 93, passed away Dec. 7, 2004. Survived by her children, Jo Ann (Jerry) Stice and Warner (Barbara) Peterson, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Joyce Peterson of Pueblo; sisters, Sophie Lest of Pueblo, Dorothy Zinn of Rifle, Colo., Lorraine (Del) Mair of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Betty (Frank) Rikhoff of Pueblo; grandchildren, John (Rhonda), Randy and Greg (Colleen) Peterson, Dawna (Steve) Dwyer, Todd Peterson, Shelly (Mike) Carter, Jerri Lynn (Rick) Ingo, Terry (Judy) Stice, Denise (Doug) MacKay, Kelly (Diana) Stice and Bob Eikenberg; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Peterson on June 26, 1975; sons, Frank Peterson on May 30, 1942, and John Peterson on Aug. 23, 2003; granddaughter, Loy Eikenberg; parents, Frank Jamnik and Anna Jamnik Perme; stepfather, Tony Perme; brothers, Edward Perme, Frank Jamnik, Albert Jamnik and George Jamnik; and sisters, Helen Williams and Gladys Thurston. Mary was born Jan. 11, 1911, in Pueblo. She enjoyed gardening and especially tending to her beautiful roses, preparing Slovenian and Swedish specialty foods for Christmas and sharing her love with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Viewing, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Dec. 11, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor James Strader officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception following the interment in the Imperial reception hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Heart Association, through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 1830 Bonforte Blvd.

Peterson, Mary Clare
Sister Mary Clare Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Sister Mary Clare Peterson, 86, went to the Lord on the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15, 2004. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery in San Luis, Colo., on Aug. 19. In January 1942, she entered the convent of Mount St. Scholastica. She taught school in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. In 1958, she came to Colorado. She was a charter member of Benet Hill. For many years, she was the organist at the Shrine of St. Therese. In 1994, she retired and lived with her sister, Sister Mary Hugh. A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant.

Peterson, Nels Melvin
Nels Melvin Peterson - Westland News - September 17. 1920 - Nels Melvin Peterson, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson, living near Wild Horse, thirty miles southeast of Hugo, was instantly killed when he was dragged to death by a horse.

Peterson, Ruth and Harold
Ruth and Harold Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Ruth and Harold Peterson. A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate the lives of Harold and Ruth Peterson, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Harold died March 12, 2005, and Ruth died June 19, 2006. They are survived by their children, Larry (Barb) Matthes, Bob (Joyce) Peterson, Ken (Maggie) Peterson and Roy Barnes; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were preceded in death by son, Don Peterson; and grandson, Ken Peterson Jr. Please join the family for a reception at the chapel following the service.

Peterson, Thybo A.
Thybo A. Peterson - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 15, 1918 - Three Colorado boys missing in action are reported in the casualty lists made public by the war department. They are Troy J. Martin, Seibert; Lewis C. Peterson, Snyder, and Thybo A. Peterson, Pueblo. Among the dead of disease is Albert J. Greve [may be Grove] Pueblo; Sergt. N. G. Robinson, Fruita, is sick in hospital, having previously been reported missing in action.

Peterson, Waldemar B.
Waldemar B. Peterson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2002 - Passed away March 3, 2002, in Pueblo. Waldemar was born March 21, 1905, in Gunnebo, Sweden, one of eight children to Frederick and Josephine Peterson. Waldemar came to Pueblo in 1923 and was employed in the Wire Mill at CF&I Steel Mill for 46 years before retiring in 1969. He was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church for nearly 80 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian; son, Paul; his parents and his siblings including his brother, Val Peterson. His survivors include a sister, Britt Molin; sister-in-law, Stina Ulden, both of Sweden; several nieces and nephews including Ruth (Robert) Hudgens, of Pueblo. Mr. Peterson will lie in state from noon until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers the family suggests donations in memory of Mr. Peterson be made to the Tabor Lutheran Church or to the charity of your choice.

Peterson, Walter O. Jr.
Dr. Walter O. Peterson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2002 - Dr. Walter O. Peterson Jr., age 75, born in Pueblo on Jan. 10, 1927, passed away July 17, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Metoda Peterson; son, Dr. Walter O. Peterson III; daughter, Beverley Peterson Watson of Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren, Melissa Peterson, Lacey Peterson, Cody Peterson, Jason Watson, Heather Watson and Matthew Stanifer. Dr. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Walter O. and Margaret Peterson; his first wife, Mariette Bolton Peterson; daughter, Bonnie Peterson Stanifer; and brother, Dr. Dick Peterson. Walter was a 1945 graduate of Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his degree in chiropractic from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1949. Following graduation, he and his wife Mariette moved to Australia where he practiced chiropractic for three years. Returning to the United States, he joined his father and his brother in their chiropractic clinic on Colorado Avenue. Walter retired from the profession in 1989, turning his practice over to his son. Walter was an avid hunter and gun collector and was a member of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters, The Mountain Men, Black Powder Shooters and the Pueblo Country Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis with some of his many friends. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Palmer College of Chiropractic in his memory through the funeral home office.

Petheram, Irene H.
Irene H. Petheram - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1986 - Irene H. Petheram, formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 8, 1986. Predeceased by husband Harry D. Petheram. Mother of Alice J. Martin, Myrtle Trevithick, and Harry H. Petheram; sister of Harry Homer and Myrtle Carlson. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pueblo.

Pethic, Bruce W.
Bruce W. Pethic - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Bruce W. Pethic, 47, passed away Dec. 7, 1997, at a local hospital. Services will be under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home in Concord, N.H

Petitti, Leonard
Leonard Petitti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1987 - Dr. Leonard Petitti, 69, died June 25, 1987. A native of Faeto Foggia, Italy, and resident of Baton Rouge, La. Veteran of U.S. Army and graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Member of American Medical Association; Louisiana State Medical Society; East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society; American Academy of Otolaryngology; East Baton Rouge Parish ENT Society; Our Lady of Mercy Holy Name Association. Survived by wife, Rosine Favavo Petitti of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Mrs. Toni Petitti Cavallaro of Rochester, N.Y., Dr. Diana Petitti-Hausman of Piedmont, Calif., Mrs. Judy Petitti Welborn of Baton Rouge; one son, Dr. Leonard J. Petitti of Apple Valley, Calif.; three brothers; eight grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 9 p.m. at Hollabeck-Spindle Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, with religious service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Interment, Simpson Campground Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Petlock, Bill
Bill Petlock - Huerfano Journal - January 23, 2009 - Bill was born May 13, 1938 in Chicago, IL, to the union of Viola and Alexander Petlock. He went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2008, in Pueblo after a long courageous battle with cancer. Bill was preceded in death by both parents, a sister Patricia Celmer and brother Neil Petlock. He is survived by his loving wife Glynda and daughter Andrea Petlock Novak (Alex); step-children Robert Mullins (Susan), Ronald Mullins and Patty Cummings (Doug); step-grandchildren Ronnie, Brent, Bobby, Christopher, Patrick and Haley Mullins, Brandon and Tanner Mork, Nikki Larkin and Kriston Marler (Barrett); step-great-grandchildren Lilly, Tate and Adeline Marler and Ronald Wayne Mullins III. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1961 to 1966. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and hiking in the mountains. He was an accomplished artist, who loved painting horses and Indians in oils. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:30 am, at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, CO. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Petlock, William Allen
William Allen Petlock - The Huerfano Journal - January 22, 2009 - Bill was born May 13, 1938 in Chicago, IL, to the union of Viola and Alexander Petlock. He went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2008, in Pueblo after a long courageous battle with cancer. Bill was preceded in death by parents, a sister Patricia Celmer and brother Neil Petlock. He is survived by his loving wife Glynda and daughter Andrea Petlock Novak (Alex); step-children Robert Mullins (Susan), Ronald Mullins and Patty Cummings (Doug); step-grandchildren Ronnie, Brent, Bobby, Christopher, Patrick and Haley Mullins, Brandon and Tanner Mork, Nikki Larkin and Kriston Marler (Barrett); step-great-grandchildren Lilly, Tate and Adeline Marler and Ronald Wayne Mullins III. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1961 to 1966. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and hiking in the mountains. He was an accomplished artist, who loved painting horses and Indians in oils. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, CO. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Petr, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Petr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Joseph R. Petr, 95, born in Lawrence, Neb., on Nov. 8, 1907, to Frank and Anna (Byers) Petr, passed away June 24, 2003. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Vap) Petr; sisters, Emma Kucera, Mary Landon and Christina Hajny; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kucera. Survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Pohlmeier and Alice (Everett) Rex; brother-in-law, David (Loretta) Vap; niece with whom he lived for 4 years, Joan (Frank) Javornik; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was godfather to Betty Mertens, Ellen Kistler and Donald, Bernard and James Sykora, Rita Wright, David Vap, Robert and Donna Pohlmeier, Michael Staruh and David and Timothy Pohlmeier. Joseph was employed by Associated Grocers until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and Knights of Columbus Council 557 and numerous church organizations. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund.

Petr, Rose D.
Rose D. Petr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1998 - Rose D. Petr, 88, passed away June 21, 1998. Survived by her husband, Joseph R. Petr, of the family home- sisters, Mary Pohlmeier and Alice (Everett) Rex of Pueblo- brother, David (Loretta) Vap, Colorado Springs- numerous nieces, nephews and 12 godchildren. Preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Kucera, and sisters-in-law, Emma Kucera and Mary Landon. Mrs. Petr was born in Deweese, Neb., on Dec. 27, 1909, to Enos and Frances (Hlavac) Vap. Rose taught in rural schools in Nuckolls and Clay County, Neb., for six years before her marriage to Joseph Petr on Aug. 15, 1933, in Deweese, Neb. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14, 1997. Mrs. Petr had been a member of Shrine of St. Therese parish since 1954 and was also a member of Eucharistic Association of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Altar and Rosary Society, Cancer Sewing, Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and Queen of Peace Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council 557. Rose was employed by Logan's Drug Store and Schuster's Bakery until her retirement. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. The family will greet friends and relatives from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Shrine of St. Therese.

Petramala-Hancher, Frances
Frances Petramala-Hancher - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2002 - Frances Petramala-Hancher, 83, longtime Swink area resident, died April 27, 2002, in La Junta. She was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Neil and Buena McKinnon. Frances grew up and attended schools in Arkansas. She married Michael Petramala on Nov. 24, 1937. The couple resided in Trinidad and Walsenburg for a few years before moving to the Swink area in 1944. Frances was a devoted mother and active in school activities when she was raising a family. She helped in the operation of the family farm and livestock business and ran the families fruit and vegetable stands for many years. Her husband, Michael, preceded her in death in 1972. On April 11, 1984, she married Charles Hancher. He preceded her in death in 1995. Frances had been active in the Rural Neighbors Club and was a longtime member of the Swink United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Joe (Janie) Petramala of Swink; grandchildren, Jonathan Neil Petramala and Michael Tate Couch. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Buena; three brothers and one sister. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Swink United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in La Junta. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Monday, at Peacock-Larsen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Swink United Methodist Church or the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Petre, Lelia Lou
Lelia Lou (Biggs) Petre - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 27, 2007 - Lelia Lou (Biggs) Petre, 92, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2007, at Brighton Gardens of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born November 7, 1914, in San Marcos, Texas, to Kenner Dee and Lelia Lou (Storey) Biggs. Lelia married Warren "Pete" N. Petre on December 20, 1953, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; her parents; two brothers, William D. Biggs and Dr. Burnard Storey Biggs; and a sister, Julia Lone Biggs Cain. Mrs. Petre is survived by a brother, James Kenner Biggs, Sr. (104 years) from Houston; four nieces and five nephews. Lelia attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College, from the Kindergarten lab. school through graduation with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After graduation she taught public school music in Texas City. She also was the organist in the Methodist Church and taught piano privately. She studied piano at Julliard School of Music in New York City during the summers of 1948 and 1949. After receiving her master's degree from University of Texas in Austin, she moved to Berlin, Germany where she taught in the Department of Defense schools. She met and married Warren in Frankfurt, Germany where he was serving in the U.S. Army. Later they moved to Pueblo where she taught 6th grade and music in Pueblo School District #60 before retiring. Mrs. Petre was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo. She loved classical music and regularly attended Pueblo Symphony Orchestra concerts. Lelia also enjoyed bowling, bird-watching, camping and fishing at Blue Mesa. Phil and Gladys Perry (Lelia's niece) want to extend heartfelt thanks to Brighton Gardens' caregiver staff for their friendship and loving attention shown to Lelia. A private burial service will be held at Ft. Logan Cemetery, in Denver, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be sent to the local Alzheimer's Association either direct or through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com.

Petre, Warren Newton
Maj. Warren Newton "Pete" Petre - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2003 - Maj. Warren Newton "Pete" Petre, 91, passed away on Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 14, 1912, in Sidney, Neb., to Newton and Henrietta (Scoville) Petre, and grew up in Peetz, Colo. Warren married Lelia Lou (Biggs) Petre on Dec. 20, 1953, in Frankfurt, Germany. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Joseph and Gordon Petre; three sisters, Eliza Mechem, Alice Knutzen and Esther Nelson. Warren is survived by his wife; sister, Pauline Oelschlager of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Trilla (Dennis) Bornhoft of Haxtun, Colo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Chris Bornhoft, Wendy Williams, Amy Kilgour and Marc Bornhoft; and seven great-grandchildren, all from Colorado. Several nieces and nephews survive him. Maj. Petre enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1933, at Fort Logan, Colo. During World War II, he served in the European Theater of Operations, participating in the Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He also served in the United States and Korea. During a break in service, he was in charge of a Civilian Conservation Corp. camp in Wyoming. He retired in 1963, after serving more than 20 years active duty. He was in the real estate business for several years before starting the JROTC program at Pueblo County High School in September 1968, where he served as military instructor for five years. Mr. Petre was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, Sterling Masonic Lodge No. 54, Pueblo Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, and active in the Scottish Rite Foundation - Rite Care program (a program to help children needing speech therapy). He was a member of the Masonic organization for over 57 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and especially fishing at Blue Mesa. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Military presentation of the flag by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter, Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado - Rite Care Program, or First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, c/o the funeral home.

Petrello, Josephine T.
Josephine T. Petrello - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2002 - Josephine T. Petrello of Pueblo, March 19, 1919, to Nov. 28, 2002. Born in Pueblo, she graduated from Central High School in 1937. She worked in Washington, D.C., for two years during World War II. Josephine worked for 43 years as a clerk at the Pueblo Army Depot. She was a member of the Eagle Auxiliary and Parent Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC), where she helped with their weekly bingo games for many years. Wife of the late Pasquale (Pat) Petrello. Survived by her children, Carol (Carie) Bisdorf, Theresa (Teri) Steblay and John Petrello. Grandmother to Deborah and Katherine Bisdorf and Susan Steblay. Also survived by her sisters, Helen Milsap, Virginia Holland, Pauline Lupton (Decatur, Ill.); and brother, Donald Boulse (Sunlake, Ariz.); and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Viewing, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, 10 a.m., both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church.

Petri, Barbara J.
Barbara J. (Spinuzzi) Petri - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Barbara J. (Spinuzzi) Petri. Public visitation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Family will receive friends during visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Recitation of the rosary to follow visitation at 6 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, 4 p.m. Friday, September 11. Donations may be made in memory of Barbara Petri to David Wilkerson, World Challenge, Inc., P.O. Box 260, Lindale, Texas 75771.

Petrick, Mary E.
Mary Petrick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Passed away March 23, 2002. Mary was born on April 20, 1914, in Eveleth, Minn., to Anton and Mary Virant. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Petrick. Survived by her son, Albert (Marie) Petrick; grandchildren, Joe Petrick and Beth (Mike) Lewis; great-grandson, Jacob Lewis; brother, Tony Virant; sisters, Frances Papish and Molly (Ben) Golob; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Slovenian Women's Union. Viewing, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Petrico, Pete
Pete Petrico - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 2, 1915 - Pete Petrico was taken to San Rafael hospital near death's door as the result of being thrown under the wheels of a Colorado & Southern rain at Trinidad. Both legs were so horribly mangled that they had to be amputated.

Petrie, Chester O.
Chester O. Petrie - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - Chester O. Petrie, 89, of Fowler, died Jan. 3, 1987. Survived by mother, Mary Petrie, and wife Jean, both of Fowler; two Dr. Rodney (Toni) of Thedford, Neb., Rufus (Carol) of Fowler; daughter, Raylene Petrie, Wheat Ridge; three brothers, Charlie, Ventura, Calif., Hugh, Sun Valley, Calif., Jim, Fowler; five sisters, Hazel Davis, Fillmore, Calif., Mary Ann White, Pueblo, Mildred Mang, Durango, Marjorie Garrett, Fowler, Dotte Fugere, Denver; and seven grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, United Methodist Church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions to Methodist Church or Fowler Ambulance Fund through the funeral home office.

Petrie, J. B.
J. B. Petrie - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: J. B. Petrie, a railroader and early settler of La Veta and now over 70, committed suicide in California.

Petrocco, Hazel
Hazel Felton Petrocco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2003 - Hazel Felton Petrocco, died May 10, 2003. She was a loving woman who devoted her life to her family, her friends, and her community. The "lady with the stylish hats" was known as a leader in public education at the local, state, national and international levels. Hazel was a master teacher who specialized in early childhood development. She served as a pioneer in gaining recognition for teachers in educational decision making. Hazel was born on June 25, 1921, in Neola, Iowa, to James E. and Edith Felton (deceased). She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) and Colorado State Teachers College (now UNC), then taught in Iowa and Illinois before moving to Colorado in 1947. Mrs. Petrocco was an employee of Pueblo School District 60 for more than 30 years, teaching at Carlile, Beulah Heights and Sunset Park Elementary schools. After retiring from teaching, she was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education, serving as the Third Congressional District Representative from 1991 to 1997. Hazel Petrocco was a finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 1971 and received the Colorado Teacher of the Year Special Recognition Award in 1986. In 1971, she received the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association Outstanding Woman Educator award. Hazel received several awards for her political activities. The Colorado Education Association established "The Hazel F. Petrocco Women's Leadership Award" in 1986 and Hazel was the first recipient of that award. The honor continues to be awarded annually, in Hazel's name, to a woman educational leader in the state of Colorado. Mrs. Petrocco served as president of the Colorado State Classroom Teachers. She served as a director on the Board of the Colorado Education Association intermittently between 1969 and 1991. Hazel represented Colorado on the Board of the National Education Association from 1969 through 1976. Locally, she belonged to A.A.U.W., Delta Kappa Gamma, Diocese of Pueblo Council for Catholic Women (legislative chairman), Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, Assistance League of Pueblo, and Beta Signa Phi (Beta Chapter). She received the Pueblo Distinguished Teacher Award (1985) and the Women's History Week Woman of the Year Award. Hazel and her husband, Frank, were honored as the Pueblo County Democrats of the Year in 2002. Hazel is survived by her husband, Frank, to whom she was married for 56 years. She is also survived by her children, Mona (Bill) Klein, of Colorado Springs, Victoria (Mike) Winterscheidt, of Greenwood Village, and F. Mario (Sandy) Petrocco, of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Marcena, Pete and Hank Winterscheidt, and Anna and Olivia Petrocco; and her brother, James L. (Darlene) Felton of Neola, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews survive, including the children of Angelina (deceased) and Thomasina (deceased) Dionisio of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Merkert; and a brother, Lynn E. Felton. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care; Assistance League of Pueblo Scholarship or School Bell funds; Beta Chapter - Beta Sigma Phi Community Project Fund; Shrine of St. Therese C.C.W. Project Fund. Service arrangements pending.

Petroff, Emma Jean
Emma Jean Petroff - Huerfano World - January 19, 1995 - Emma Jean Petroff, 72, of Barstow, CA,, formerly of the Huerfano County area, died Jan. 11, 1995 in Barstow. Born Nov. 29, 1922 in Leavenworth, KS, she had lived in Barstow for the past 34 years. Survivors include her husband, George Petroff, Barstow; a son, Mike Petroff, Nevada; a daughter, Kerry Petroff, Barstow and cousins. Funeral service was Monday from Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church in Barstow. Graveside service was Jan. 18 in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Petrosino, Richard and Billie
Richard and Billie Petrosino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2001 - Richard and Billie Petrosino received God's promise of eternal life on Dec. 1, 2001. They enjoyed 26 years of married life together as soul mates and are survived by their five children, Stacy and James Hladek, William and Shannon Gray, Michael and Nancy Gray, Richard and Latrisha Petrosino, Theresa (and Richard) Petrosino; eight grandchildren, Shelby and Jeffrey Hladek, Brianne and Dustin Gray, David, Madeline "Sissy" and Titus Gray, Robin Petrosino. Richard Petrosino was born on July 1, 1948, to Antonio and Gladys Petrosino. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam. He recently became the pastor of Christ's Church of Southern Colorado in Florence. He is survived by his father, Antonio Petrosino and older brother, Tony Petrosino. Billie (Emmons) Petrosino was born on June 26, 1950, to William and Effie Mae Emmons. She graduated in 1968 from Centennial High School. She worked at Sam's Club with many close friends. She is survived by her brother, Tim Emmons. Richard and Billie will be greatly missed by their children, grandchildren and many close family and friends. Memorial service to celebrate their lives will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wayside Cross Mission or A Caring Pregnancy Center through the funeral home office in their memory.

Petross, Bill J.
Bill J. Petross - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Bill J. Petross, 62 passed away unexpectedly May 12, 2004. Bill was the owner of Tile House and enjoyed his work, his customers and just being with people. Bill had a heart of gold and was a friend to everyone who knew him. Bill is preceded in death by his infant son, who passed away at birth. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon Petross; children, Trisha (Mike) Nugent, Kevin (Jennifer) Petross; parents, Marie Clark and Reagon M. (Effie) Petross; brothers, Merle Petross, Donald (Louise) Petross; sister, Deborah (Richard) Anderton; and grandchildren, Tanya Nugent, Ethan Nugent and PJ Estrada. Services will be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Petrucci, Frank
Frank Petrucci Pueblo Indicator April 25, 1914 Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits Note: Frank Petrucci is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Frank Petrucci: age 4 months, son of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper article also lists this child as the child of Mrs. Mary Petructi. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Petrucci, Joseph
Joe Petrucci Pueblo Indicator April 25, 1914 Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits Note: Joe Petrucci is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Joe Petrucci: age 4, son of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper article also lists this child as the child of Mrs. Mary Petructi. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Petrucci, Lucy
Lucy Petrucci Pueblo Indicator April 25, 1914 Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits Note: Lucy Petrucci is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Lucy Petrucci: age 2, daughter of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper article also lists this child as the child of Mrs. Mary Petructi. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Petry, Anthony M.
Anthony M. Petry - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 17, 1996 Anthony M. Petry, 86, owner of Petry Tailor Shop, died April 14, 1996, in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., with the Rev. John Slattery officiating. Burial will be at Union High Cemetery in Florence. He was born April 19, 1909, in Florence to Samuel and Lucia (DiDonato) Petry. He was married Nov. 10, 1934, in Florence to Johanna Straziscar, who is deceased. He is survived by a son, Thomas of Colorado Springs; a brother, Francis of Yuma, Ariz.; and two sisters, Della Banter of Pueblo and Sylvia Kittle of Littleton. He was preceded in death by a brother, John; a sister, Doers, Joseph and Luke Santerella; and a half-sister, Mary Ricotta. Mr. Petry was a Catholic and a life member of the Elks No. 309. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elks Club No. 309, 3400 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80907; or St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Pettefer, Howard E.
Howard E. Pettefer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1998 - Howard E. Pettefer passed away Feb. 25, 1998, in Pueblo. Howard was born in Pueblo on May 12, 1912, to George and Hazel Crawford Pettefer and had lived here his entire life. He was employed in the CF&I Steel Mill for over 40 years and retired as an Assistant Superintendent. Howard was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, the Southern Colorado Consistory and the Al Kaly Shrine in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabella, and sister, Ruth Williams. Survived by his nieces, Susan (Rod) Eichler of Englewood and Margaret (Floyd) Reid of Oklahoma and their families- sister-in-law, Dorothy Wilson of California- as well as many good friends, including Jose (Angelita) Vasquez of Pueblo, Judy (Ralph) Bird and Chris Chandler, both of Denver, and their families. Mr. Pettefer will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment with Masonic graveside rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. Donations in memory of Howard may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund either direct or through the mortuary.

Pettengell, Edith M.
Edith M. Pettengell - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - October 6, 2003 - Edith M. Pettengell, age 92, passed away on October 4. She was born on July 27, 1911 in Nicollet, Minnesota to Martin and Emily Bode. Edith was married to Charles E. Pettengell on October 10, 1936 in Nicollet, Minnesota. She was a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. Edith was a teacher at the Lutheran School and a member of the Zion's Lutheran Church in Trinidad. Survived by daughters Margaret A. Kasch, Pie Town, New Mexico, Sandra L. Grosso, Trinidad, Colo., sisters Esther Enter, Ardella Bruns, both of Mankato, MN, Lillian Gerlash, WauWatosa, WI, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation was held Monday, October 6 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, October 7 at 1 p.m. at the Zion's Lutheran Church, 613 Prospect with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem. The family of Edith M. Pettengell has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Pettibone, R. S. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. S. Pettibone - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 26, 1877 - Mrs. R. S. Pettibone died at the residence of her parents in Chicago, last Saturday and was buried on Sabbath at 2 p.m. Mrs. Pettibone came to Colorado in company with her husband, seeking relief in our climate, but owing to a rapid decline left for her old home a few weeks ago. She made many warm personal friends during her short residence here, who will surely deeply regret to hear this sad news.

Pettie, Donald Joe
Donald Joe Pettie Huerfano World April 15, 2004 - Donald J. Pettie, age 26, of Eads, died April 9, 2004, at Walsenburg, Survived by parents, Joe and Melanie Pettie, and sister, Stephanie Pettie, of Walsenburg. Funeral was Tuesday, April 13,2004, at 2 p.m. at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Rome in Rocky Ford. Kiowa County Press April 18, 2004 - Eads, CO - Donald Joe Pettie of Eads was born June 12, 1977 at Fort Polk, Louisiana to Joe and Melanie Miller Pettie of Walsenburg. He passed away April 9, 2004 at Walsenburg at the age of 26. Pettie is survived by his parents Joe and Melanie Pettie; sister Stephanie Pettie and nephew Anthony Maldonado all of Walsenburg; grandparents Stan and Marilyn Miller of Rocky Ford and numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral services for Donald Joe were held Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home of Rocky Ford with Pastor B.J. Worthen officiating. Music was provided by organist Mrs. B.J. Thomas and congregational songs. Casket Bearers were Jim Chaney, Mark Miller, Ron Martinez, and Mike Maldonado.

Pettie, J. D. Jr.
J. D. Pettie Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 1999 - J. D. Pettie Jr., born Dec. 15, 1935, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 14 days. He is survived by his wife, Mattie, of 46 years; son, Johnnie and his wife, Tina of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Debbie Lackas and husband, Randy of Norfolk, Neb., Ellen Chestnut and husband, Darrell of Pueblo, Judy Pettie of Pueblo and Patricia Baril of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Jimmy Chaney and wife, Henrietta of Lamar, Colo.; and sister, Gertrude Manley, Caruthersville, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, stepfather, one brother and one sister. He served in the U.S. Air. Force from 1953 until 1957, serving in Korea and. later in Colorado Springs. He was an active member. of the American Legion, the Elks Club, Eagles Lodge and the Church of Christ. J. D. and Mattie enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren, gardening and fishing and family cookouts. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, 1999, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Don Gellis presiding. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside rites by the Fort Carson Honor Guard. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pettine, Ernestine G.
Ernestine G. Pettine Albuquerque Journal - August 19, 2002 - Ernestine G. Pettine. It is with joy and confidence in the Lord that we announce that Ernestine Pettine has passed from this life to her heavenly reunion with her husband, Henry; and her daughter, Sylvia. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Ernestine will remember her as a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Born June 28, 1914 in Boone, CO, and the eldest of 21 children. She married her high school sweetheart, Henry (aka "Peter Pan") in 1933. Together they made a great team and lovingly raised their children, and upon Sylvia's death, raised her children also, Shirley, Michael, Ronnie, Yvette and Albert Sena. Remarkable for her perseverance, faith in the Lord, talent and resiliency, she lived life with gusto. She was an avid reader, fisherwoman, seamstress, bridge player and cook. She was a grand and great mother. She inspired us with her wit and wisdom, generosity, ability to listen, her extreme organization and her unconditional love. Her subtle humor and skill as a story teller taught us what it is to be a Pettine and Gallegos. Her fighting spirit, particularly in the face of recent and serious health issues, heartened friends, family and health providers. She was the heart and soul of the family as they strive to make her proud. She would have the family acknowledge the many people who brightened her days with a kind word or a gentle touch. Special thanks and tender good-byes each of you. Ernestine was survived by her daughter, Yvonne Pettine-Padilla and her husband, Wilfred; son, Henry Pettine Jr. and his wife, Janice; sisters, Vida Guttman, Mary Lou Gutierrez, Anita Martinez; brothers, Mickey Gallegos, Marvin Gallegos and his wife, Elizabeth; sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Johnson, Casey and Lou Gallegos; grandchildren, Brian Padilla and his wife, Lorie, Chad Padilla and wife, Lorraine, Carlo and Dominic Pettine, Albert Sena and his wife, Marya, Shirley Archunde and her husband, Phillip, Michael, Yvette and Ronnie Sena; her well loved great-grandchildren, including Aubry Padilla, whom she enjoyed a special bond; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A Rosary and Mass will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Church, 8901 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM. Rosary will be recited Monday, August 19, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. and led by father Albert Podvin. Her cremated remains will be interred, in a private ceremony, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family to share memories at a reception at the Tanoan Country Club, at twelve noon following the mass. n lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations, be made in her name, to the National Kidney Foundation, 5736 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, (505)830-3542. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.

Pettinger, Linus O.
Linus O. Pettinger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1997 - Linus O. Pettinger, 83, of Holly, died Aug. 31. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Burial, Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Memorial-Holly. Memorial contributions to the Holly Ambulance Fund or St. Frances of Rome.

Pettit, Francis A.
Francis A. Pettit - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1987 - Father Francis A. Pettit, Jan. 6, 1987. Brother of Henry J. Pet-tit, Pueblo, and the late Edward J. Pettit. Cousin of Miss Anna Buecker, Pueblo. Uncle of Father Edward G. Pettit, Pueblo, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Father Pettit was born in Pueblo. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in Pueblo and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver. He was ordained June 6, 1936, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Denver and served in several parishes, the longest period being spent as pastor of St. Anthony Church in Hugo, Colo. He retired as assistant pastor of Notre Dame Parish, Denver, and returned to Pueblo in 1975. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Pettit, William
William Pettit - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2002 - William Pettit, 47. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church with Rev. Father Edward Pettit as celebrant.

Petz, Fern Ellis
Fern Ellis Petz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2001 - Fern Ellis Petz, Born Belton, TX, 1909. Fern went to be with our Lord on June 28, 2001. Preceded in death be her husband Walter Petz, daughter Patricia Mulay and numerous brothers and sisters. Beloved mother of Jerry (Joann) Ellis and Sue (Henry) Romero. Grandmother of Jerrie Ann (Jerry) Cunico, Marsha (John) Villani, Sandra (Chuck) Kochenberger, Carol (David) Niccoli, Deborah Mulay, Karen (James) Genova, James (Jeanette) Mulay, GayLynn (Steve) McIntyre and Patti (Mark) Klobe. Great grandmother of Jarrett (Pam) Sweckard, William (Carrie) Sweckard, Jennifer (Cameron) Allen, Vincent Villani, Chad Kochenberger, Katie Kochenberger, Sarah Niccoli, Adam Niccoli, Jacob Niccoli, Andrea Wilkens, Natalie (Tom) Hoagland, Justin Genova, Brandon Genova, Stephanie Mulay, Kristen Mulay, Stephen McIntyre and Kasen Klobe. Great-great-grandmother of Cailey Rose and Breanna Sweckard. Fern was a loving, compassionate, supportive mother, grandmother, great grandmother. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Fern was a dedicated employee of SRDA for 25 years. Most of her tenure as a SRDA employee was spent at the Colorado State Employment office. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2 at 10:30am at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received after services at the Calvary Church reception hall. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to SRDA offices, 230 N Union.

Pevler, Bertha Mae
Bertha Mae Thomas Pevler - Blakesburg Excelsior (Blakesburg, Iowa) - October 10, 1957 - Bertha Mae Pevler - Bertha Mae, daughter of David and Clara Thomas, was born Sept. 30, 1900 at Wray, Colorado, and passed away at the State Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado September 28, 1957 at the age of 56 years, 11 mos. and 28 days. She had been a patient there 32 years. Her girlhood and young married life had been spent in and around Wray and she was a member of the Christian Church of that place. On November 8, 1918, she was united in marriage to Chase W. Pevler, who survives. Two daughters were born to them, Mrs. Beulah Bruhn of near Blakesburg and Mrs. Leona Harr of near Albia. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and one granddaughter. Services were held Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knedler Funeral Home in charge of the Rev. O. R. Roberts of Blakesburg. Burial in Blakesburg cemetery. Pallbearers were Floyd Glosser, James Smith, Frank Barnett, Noah Stocker, Richard Glosser and John Huber.

Pevny, Elizabeth Rose
Elizabeth Rose Pevny - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Elizabeth Rose Pevny, know as "Betty" to her friends, died Aug. 21, 2000. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Elizabeth was born Jan. 24, 1911, to Steve and Mary Ballas. As a child, she lived on the family farm at Baxter, Colo., until the family moved to Pueblo. She attended St. Anthony School and Church in the "Grove" section of Pueblo, and then Central High School, from which she graduated with honors. After graduation, Elizabeth attended American Business College, and then entered the work world with her first job being at a motel and gas station called Camp Comfort. Over the next 18 years, she was employed by the Community Chest, the W.P.A. during the Depression, Burch Warehouse, Weicker Moving and Storage, and the Power Company. Elizabeth and Albert Pevny married upon Al's return from Europe at the end of World War II, and then had three children. Elizabeth was a longtime member of the St. Francis Xavier Parish Community, and she was active in numerous parish and school organizations. She was an excellent homemaker and an avid bridge player. She took great pride in her beautiful flower gardens, loved singing to the music of her player piano and very much enjoyed the company of her many friends. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Albert; and by her sisters, Regina Miernyk and Teresa Lindvay. She is survived by her son, Ron Pevny of Durango; twin daughters, Suzanne Pevny of Colorado Springs, and Nancy Andress of Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Mark and Brooke Pevny, and Michael and Cheryl Andress; and nephews, Bill Miernyk of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dick Miernyk of Las Cruces, N.M. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Ann Shelling; and niece, Margaret Van Lierde of Vienna, Va.; and by her dearest friend of more man 50 years, Lillian Balius of Pueblo. A rosary for Elizabeth will be held at St. Francis Church on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will he on Thursday commencing at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at the family home following the interment.

Pew, Anna Vandyke
Anna Vandyke Pew - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - August 24, 1899 - Died on Sunday, August 20th, 1899, at the insane asylum, Pueblo, Anna Pew, wife of K. P. Pew of this city, aged 47 years. Anna Vandyke was born in 1852, in Michigan; came to Fort Collins in 1870, and married K. P. Pew in 1874. In 1890, shortly after the death of her infant son, Mrs. Pew began to break down physically and to show signs of mental derangement. Later she became violent and it was found necessary to send her to the asylum where she has been during the past seven years, incurably insane. The body was brought home for burial, the funeral taking place last Monday forenoon at the family home, one mile west of the city. Rev. L. C. Woodford preached the sermon. A husband and five children, four daughters and a son, survive her.

Peyton, David
David Peyton Pueblo Star Journal October 17, 1904 Mangled By Train Colorado Springs, October 17. The body of an unknown man was found lying in the center of the Denver & Rio Grande track at Rosewell about 7 o'clock last evening. He was either struck or fell under the train. The opinion of those at the scene was he was a tramp. He was apparently about middle age and had a heavy dark mustache. The body was found by the yardmaster at Rosewell. Coroner Law is investigating. The only possible means of identifying the man is through a card which bore the name and address "David Peyton, St. John's, Kansas". But St. John's was crossed out and Rocky Ford substituted. Two fingers on his left hand were missing and had evidently been off for several years. Both legs were cut off and the body had been dragged about fifty feet northward. The body was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Potters Field.

Peyton, Martin
Martin Peyton - Huerfano World - November 11, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1904: Martin Peyton, 59, was killed in the old Sweet mine south of town.

Pezdirc, Johanna
Johanna Pezdirc - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1998 - Johanna Pezdirc, 83, of Pueblo, passed away June 8, 1998. She is survived by her children, Barbara Slenker, Laura (Donald) Swanson, Carlos (Dorna) Comstock, Elsie (Norman) Tufts, Frank (Karen) Comstock, Sandra Warren, Roy Comstock, Rick (Judy) Comstock, Patricia (Ken) Hale- a very special nephew, John Grande- 36 grandchildren- 45 great-grandchildren- and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Public visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pezitti, Angelo
Angelo Pezitti - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Pezze, Laura
Laura Pezze - Huerfano World - July 7, 1994 - Laura "Lena" Pezze, 94, of La Veta, died Friday, July 1, 1994 in Walsenburg Care Center where she had been a resident for about seven years. Born in Tione, Italy Apr. 27, 1900, when she was about four her family came to the United States where her father worked in the coal mines, later moving to a ranch on Bear Creek. She married a coal miner, Joseph Pezze Aug. 11, 1923 in St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. They lived in Joliet, IL, for about 20 years then moved to La Veta until retiring. Mr. Pezze died in 1990. Mrs. Pezze, known to everyone as "Lena" was a member of Christ the King Church in La Veta and had been a member of St. Anne's Guild. Survivors include a son, Richard, La Veta; a daughter, Lillie Pezze, Los Angeles, CA; one grandson, a sister, Antonette Baione, Walsenburg. Funeral mass was Tuesday from Christ the King Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.



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