The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Pfaffenhauser, Arnold Arthur
Arnold Arthur Pfaffenhauser - Daily Okeechobee News – November 24, 2005 – Okeechobee, Florida - Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Arnold Arthur Pfaffenhauser, 84. Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Arnold Arthur Pfaffenhauser of Lewes died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in the home he shared with his daughter. He was 84. Mr. Pfaffenhauser was born March 13, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo., son of the late Michael and Katherine Pfaffenhauser. He had a career of more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1963. He had served in the 11th Airborne Division. Following his military service, he had worked as a supply supervisor for Firestone in Hopewell, Va., retiring in 1981. Mr. Pfaffenhauser was a Mason with the Powhatan Lodge 124, Petersburg, Va., a member of the Shriners in Richmond, Va., a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the 507th Parachute Infantry Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, to whom he was devoted, Elli Elizabeth (Klaas) Pfaffenhauser, in 1995. He is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Ada Lene and Chester A. Smith Jr. of Lewes; a son and a daughter-in-law, William A. and Deborah Jeanette Pfaffenhauser of Milford; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ernie Pfaffenhauser and Leo Hauser, both of Colorado; and a sister, Eloise Mossman of Colorado. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Graveside services with military honors will be 11 a.m. Jan. 17, 2006, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

Pfaffenhauser, Carl Arnold
Carl Arnold Pfaffenhauser - Huerfano World - January 18, 2001 - Carl Arnold Pfaffenhauser, 60, of Yellowstone, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001. Mr. Pfaffenhauser was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Walsenburg to Michael Norman and Sylvia Andreatta Pfaffenhauser. Mr. Pfaffenhauser, noted as one of the top blade hands in Huerfano County, worked for Walsenburg Sand and Gravel until retiring to take care of his mother. Mr. Pfaffenhauser is survived by his daughters, Leanne and Penny; his mother, Sylvia Pfaffenhauser; brothers, Robert Pfaffenhauser, Yellowstone, and Raymond (Lennie) Pfaffenhauser, Walsenburg; a sister, Shirleen (Martin) Locke, Florence, numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Pfaffenhauser, Noalei Fawn
Noalei Fawn Pfaffenhauser - Huerfano World – June 27, 1963 - Pfaffenhauser Baby Dies in New Mexico - Noalei Fawn Pfaffenhauser, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pfaffenhauser of the Yellowstone community died early last Saturday morning in a Raton, N.M. hospital. Born in Raton last Thursday, the infant leaves, not only her parents, but also a sister, Lee Ann Pfaffenhauser, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scholes, La Veta, her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sylvia Pfaffenhauser, Walsenburg, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Rosina Andreatta, Walsenburg. Graveside services were held Monday morning at the old St. Mary cemetery where the infant was buried. The Furphy Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Pfaffenhauser, Sylvia
Sylvia Pfaffenhauser - Huerfano World - August 9, 2007 - Sylvia Pfaffenhauser, 94, of Walsenburg, died July 21, 2007. She is survived by her children, Raymond (Lennie) Pfaffenhauser, Shirleen Locke, Robert Pfaffenhauser; brother Erminio Andreatta, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Norman; a son, Carl, two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Memorial service 2 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2007, at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg.

Pfalmer, Edmond F. Sr.
Edmond F. Pfalmer Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1986 - Edmond F. Pfalmer Sr., 85, Trinidad, died Aug. 10, 1986. Survived by wife of 62 years, Lavinia; children, Edmond F. Jr. "Sonny" (Shirley), Trinidad, Jeanne (S.S.) Davis, Foster City, Calif., and Jackie (Garry) Johnson, Pueblo; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, with Father Fisher officiating. Interment, Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, with the Rev. James Richie, First Christian Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Pfannenschmid, Frederick B.
Frederick B. Pfannenschmid - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Frederick B. Pfannenschmid, 85, born Jan. 26, 1917, in Leadville, Colo., passed away Nov. 27, 2002. Survived by son, Harold F. (Nancy) Pfannenschmid of Pueblo; and daughter, Vonna L. (Marc) Yoder of Hesston, Kan.; four grandchildren, Roger F. (Lorie) Pfannenschmid, Julie A. Peterson, Melinda K. (Pat) Vigil of Pueblo, and Stephanie K. Yoder of Cedar Falls, Iowa; three step-grandchildren, Marvin (Linda) Miller, Derby, Conn., Annette (Allen) Corder and Crecia (Rob) Miller, both of Pueblo; eight great-grandchildren, seven great-step-grandchildren and four great great-step-grandchildren and very special friends, Howard and Dottie Ann Lundblade. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred G. and Mamie I.; and stepmother, Mary L. Pfannenschmid; by his wife of 52 years, Helen J. (Muench) Pfannenschmid; brother, Robert C. Pfannenschmid, close friend, Sally Moore; one step-granddaughter, Pamela Jo Miller and two infant great-grandsons. Freddie was a graduate of Central High School and attended the University of Colorado, graduating in 1939 with a degree in mechanical engineering and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He built the Bib n' Tucker Drive-In near Pueblo City Park in 1942, worked in the wire mill at CF&I during World War II, then reopened "The Bib," retiring in 1968. He was also a part-time radio engineer for KCSJ in the 1960's. Freddie was a member of BPOE No. 90, a Boy Scout troop leader, former amateur radio operator K¯DZI, and volunteer teacher's assistant in elementary schools (math). Known to his family, many friends, and neighbors as humorous, helpful and handy; he was always one to give good guidance and advice. Many Puebloans spent hours of their teen lives at the Bib n' Tucker, enjoying cokes and cheeseburgers under the watchful eye of "Freddie." Viewing, Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. A memorial of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens reception Hall. Private family interment. Memorials can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, American Cancer Society or The Pueblo Symphony in care of the funeral home office.

Pfannenschmid, Nancy L.
Nancy L. Pfannenschmid - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Nancy L. Pfannenschmid went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sept. 12, 2003. Nancy was born Sept. 27, 1937, near Granada, Miss., to Leon Stone and Hazel Basemore Stone. She was employed as a bartender at the Silver Saddle Saloon for many years and was a member of the Steel City Eagles No. 3367 and the Sweet Adelines. She was preceded in death by her mother; daughter, Pamela Jo; two nephews; and her in-laws, Fred “Papa” Pfannenschmid and Helen Pfannenschmid. Her survivors include her husband, H. Fred of the family home; children, Marvin (Linda) Miller, Annette (Alan) Courder, Crecia (Robert Pike) Miller, Roger (Lori) Pfannenschmid, Julie Peterson and Melinda (Pat) Vigil; her father, Leon Stone; brother, Michael Stone; sisters, JoAnn (Jim) Colian, Barbara (Lester Hill) Forbes, Sandra (Harry) Minster, Debbie (Steve) Brasselero and Cynthia Stone; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nancy always thought of others before herself and was loved by everyone who knew her. She will lie in state from 2 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, in the Calvary Church, 5 Tulane. Entombment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Pfeifer, Edward A.
Edward A. Pfeifer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2003 - Edward A. Pfeifer, 78, passed away Feb. 16, 2003. Survived by his children, David (Sarah) Pfeifer, Pueblo, Barbara (Cecil) Rhodes, Wetumpka, Ala., and Joyce Jones, Pueblo; sister, Henrietta (Howard) Lunger, Pueblo; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hall, Lynn (Michelle) Rhodes, Robin (Patrick) Carroll, Edward Pfeifer, Brenda (Ed) Robins, Joy (Robert) Mahoney and Carroll Pfeifer; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Pfeifer, on March 13, 1995. Edward was born April 7, 1924, in Ellis, Kan., and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union. Also a member of Christ the King Church. He will lie in state at the funeral home, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with both services at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pfeifer, Evelyn B.
Evelyn B. Pfeifer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1987 - Evelyn B. Pfeifer, 57, passed away Nov. 12, 1987, in Canon City. Sister of Edward (Joyce) Pfeifer, Irene (Clyde) Tompkins, Emelina Peevery, Sally (Cecil) Harris and Henrietta (Howard) Lunder. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pfeiff, Daisy
Daisy Pfeiff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2002 - Age 78, longtime Fowler resident, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Parkview hospital in Pueblo. She was born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Edna Stroud Conley. She graduated from Fowler High School with the Class of 1944 and was married to Lester H. Pfeiff on Oct. 2, 1944, at Raton, N.M. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, William “Bud” Conley, Chris Conley, Fred Conley and James Conley. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Fowler where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002. The Rev. Ron McLucas will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter, Leslyn, and her husband, Donald Perko of Pueblo. Also survived by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Arrangements by Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler.

Pfleeger, Carolyn
Carolyn (Petros) Pfleeger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2003 - Carolyn (Petros) Pfleeger, 92, passed away Nov. 24, 2003. Survived by her sister, Josephine (Joe) Majestic; brother, Raymond L. (Faye) Petros; sister-in-law, Annabelle L. Petros, all of Pueblo; eight nieces and nephews; 11 great nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and -nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. Pfleeger; parents; stepmother; brothers, Andrew Petros, Jr. and Gus C. Petros; sisters, Rose B. Gornick and Mary Petros; and nephew, Eugene A. Gornick. Born to Andrew and Marija Petros, Nov. 27, 1910, in Pueblo. Carolyn was also the stepdaughter of Anna Petros. Carolyn was a bookkeeper for Petros Motor Sales, and with her husband, owned and operated Western Auto in Pueblo. Viewing will be from noon to 5 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Pfost, Erastus
Erastus Pfost - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1952 - Erastus Pfost passed away at the family home, 2518 Elizabeth, Friday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Rhea M. Pfost; daughter, Mrs. William G. Hubersberger, and three grandchildren. Mr. Pfost had been in the shoe repair business in Pueblo since 1922. Member of Moose Lodge No. 19, Knights of Pythias and the First Methodist church. Services will be held in the Chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Phelps, Amanda Jo
Amanda Jo Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2000 - Amanda Jo Phelps, 21, born Aug. 10, 1978, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2000, with her special friend, Dan Fields. Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Rosalie Phelps, and best friend, Bobbi Jo Barela. Survived by her daughter, Tayler Rose; mother, Rebecca A. Powers; father, Gary Joe Phelps; brother, Randy John Phelps; grandparents, John and Winona Powers; aunts and uncles, Leesa (Kerry) Meier, Clifford Powers, Bobbi (Mike) Sutton and Karen (Paul) Block; cousins, Kindra, Makale, Kayla and Holly; along with numerous loving great-aunts and uncles and good friends. She will be sadly missed by aunt Patricia Powers-Ruybal. Amanda was employed at Peerless Tyre Company. She loved all living things. A special love of elephants led her to dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She could not let any injured or sick animal go without helping them. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Private family inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tayler Rose Phelps-Lenz Educational Fund in memory of Amanda through US Bank.

Phelps, Barnett W.
Barnett W. Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 - Barnett W. Phelps, services Rouch chapel Saturday, 2 p.m. Burial Mountain View cemetery.

Phelps, Betty J.
Betty J. Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1999 - Betty J. Phelps, 77, died Aug. 25, 1999, in Minneapolis, Minn., after having fought cancer since 1982. Born on July 12, 1922, in Pueblo, she graduated from Centennial High School in 1940. For 28 months she served in the U.S. Marine Corp Women's Reserve. After her discharge, she attended the University of Colorado, where she received B.A. and M.A. degrees. From 1956 to 1968 she taught at Pueblo College. For further graduate studies, Betty did work at the University of Manchester, Manchester, England, and the University of Minnesota. While at Minnesota, she worked on a Ph.D. in American Studies and taught from 1968 to 1974. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Phi Alpha Theta Honorary History Fraternity and American Association of University Women. Since 1968 she has resided in Minnesota. She requested cremation without any service.

Phelps, Bonnie M.
Bonnie Maxine Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2002 - Bonnie Maxine Phelps, 87. Bonnie, also known to friends as Maxine or “Max”, born in Alfalfa Township, Okla., on June 8, 1915, passed from this life on Nov. 8, 2002, after an abrupt and courageous struggle with cancer. Bonnie was blessed with a loving family while growing up in Oklahoma. She graduated from Devol High School in 1935. Bonnie moved to Pueblo in 1937 to live with her aunt “Della” and made Pueblo her home. She worked from 1937 to 1955 at the Colorado State Hospital where she met Lawrence O. “Bud” Brooks. Bonnie and Lawrence were wed on Nov. 24, 1938, until his passing in August 1983. She was wed to Robert Phelps from Nov. 10, 1987 until his passing in 1994. At age 60, Bonnie began her college career, earning an art degree from Southern Colorado State College. An ever-caring and devoted mother, Bonnie was also active in St. Paul United Methodist Church Choir, Bell Choir, served on the board of Pueblo Art Guild, volunteered many hours and researched genealogy at the library and inspired many friends and family members with her teaching and love of art. She is predeceased by son, Lawrence O. “Larry” Brooks, Jr.; father and mother, Kelsie L. and Minnie E. Smith; sister, Marlene Imman; and brother, James W. “Bill” Smith. She is survived by sister-in-law, Peggy Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brothers, Eldred L. “Bud” Smith (Essie) of Ryderwood, Wash., Lindale Smith (Dorothy Bradshaw) of Fairbanks, Alaska, and many nieces and nephews; children, Marilyn Kay Brooks Weitzel (Danny) of Greeley, Colo. and Donald Ray Brooks (Margie) of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Diane Michelle Creason (Stephen), Michael Scott Foreman, Stephen Paul Foreman (Brook), Lavon Brooks, Lawrence O. “Larry” Brooks III (Shannon), Lara Harriell Spradlin, Stephanie Maxine Brooks and Barbara Allen Brooks; great-grandchildren, Angela, Benjamin and Leslie Goldsmith, Sarah Foreman, Kaitlin Spradlin; and dear friend, Clifford C. Gill. Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Triangle Cross Ranch (home for developmentally disabled), P.O. Box 727, Galeton, CO 80622. Bonnie will be deeply missed and forever loved by all whose lives she touched.

Phelps, Doris H.
Doris "Dee" H. (Disbrow) Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2006 - Doris "Dee" H. (Disbrow) Phelps, born May 19, 1923, passed away March 5, 2006. Daughter of Roy and Sylvia Disbrow, who preceded her in death; along with her sisters, Helen Bard and Lois DiIorio. Survived by her daughters, Shirley Melton and Sheila (Bruce) Wagner; sister, Shirley Doren; brother-in-law, Tony DiIorio; and cousin, Marjorie (Bruce) McDowell; also survived by her grandchildren, Billy (Paige) Melton, Jill (Ronnie) Patron, Michelle Cruz, Jeremy (Natalie) Melton, Shannon Williams, Kristen (Brian) Romero and Anginette Wagner; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Ariana, Jordan, Nathan, Benjamin, Gabriella and Ryan; special nieces, Sandy Huffman and Julie Clark; and numerous other nieces and nephews. At Dee's request, there will be no formal service. The family may be reached at the Wagner home at 214 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A special thanks to all those who helped in caring for Dee.

Phelps, E. E.
E. E. Phelps - Basalt Journal - May 25, 1907 - E. E. Phelps, the Colorado Midland conductor who went insane while in charge of his train near Debeque two weeks ago, died as the result of his affliction.

Phelps, Forrest F.
Forrest F. "Coty" Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1998 - Forrest F. "Coty" Phelps, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 22, 1998. Survived by his wife, Eunice, of 63 years- children, Gerry (Buck) Maloney, Joyce (Roger) McElvain, Larry (Linda) Phelps, Stanley (Leslyn) Phelps- sisters, Ione Shafer and Rosalie (Lee) Reiff- 14 grandchildren, Darla (Mark) Watson, Paula (Buzz) Williams, Jamie (Rocky) DeVencenty, Bret Bezona, Michelle (Mark) Morgan, Guy (Lori) Phelps, Tyrone Phelps, Larlin Wolman, Jodie Gorache, Lonnie (Kathy) Hughes, Donnie Hughes, Shan (Jackie) Phelps, Stacey Phelps, Shawn Phelps and 19 great-grandchildren. Coty farmed and ranched in Pinon, Colo., for 27 years, then moved to Wyoming where he owned and operated the Black Watch Ranch in Hawk Springs, Wyo., for three years. He then fulfilled a lifetime dream by owning the famous Pitchfork Ranch in King Hill, Idaho. Coty was renowned for raising and training quarter horses for 50 years. He was extremely proud of his cutting horse, Jellybean, and his successful racing horses, Leo Man and Snazzy Man. Coty was a God loving man who is leaving a legacy of honesty, patience, integrity and a flawless character for his family to emulate for years to follow. We thought he walked on water. He was a member of Northside Christian Church and Turkey Creek Soil Conservation. , 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, please make contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Phelps, Iva L.
Iva L. Phelps - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Mrs. Iva L. Phelps passed away at a local nursing home March 9, 1986. Mother of Mrs. Evelyn Newton, Pueblo, Mrs. Rosalie Reiff, La Crescenta, Calif., Mrs. Ione Schafer, Mesa, Ariz., and Forrest Phelps, Pueblo West; grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of eight. Predeceased by her husband, George Edward Phelps, in 1962. Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Canon City. She was born on May 3, 1894, in Julesburg, Colo., and had been a longtime Canon City resident. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Rouch Chapel with Robert Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Phelps, James C. Jr.
James C. Phelps Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2006 - James C. Phelps Jr., 78, born Sept. 2, 1927, passed away April 24, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Yuki; and daughter, Barbara Colarelli. Survived by his children, Doug (Denise) Phelps, Allison Phelps and Susan Phelps; sister, Betty Roller; and brothers, Charles, Russell and Neal Phelps; also survived by eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. James retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church and was a Pueblo Engineers secretary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home office.

Phelps, Mary Claudine
Mary Claudine “ Butch” Phelps – Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 2006 -Mary Claudine “Butch” Phelps passed away Aug. 3, 2006, in Pueblo. Mary was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Goodland, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo since 1945. She was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1947. Mrs. Phelps was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Bertha Ralls Brassfield; and a brother, Bill Brassfield. She is survived by her husband, James N. Phelps; children, Mary Joyce Esely and Ray (Marsha) Phelps, all of Pueblo; a brother, Charles Pulver of Pueblo; two sisters, Mary Griffith of Pueblo and Donna Robinson of Alabama; as well as six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will receive friends for an informal gathering in Butch's honor from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday in the family home.

Phifer, Charlene
Charlene McClain Phifer - Huerfano World - February 8, 1990 - Charlene McClain Phifer, a former resident of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1990, in Arvada. Memorial services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Mortuary, 6370 Union Street, Arvada. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Neiman and two grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Children's Hospital in Denver or Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta. Mrs. Neiman's address is 13902 W. 67th Place, Arvada, 80004.

Phifer, George F. Jr.
George F. Phifer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2002 - George F. Phifer Jr., 44, passed away June 30, 2002, in Pueblo, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services will be held in Yuma, Colo.

Philburn, Thomas
Thomas Philburn – Durango Democrat – September 24, 1902 – Boiler Exploded – Engineer and Fireman Killed on D. & R. G. – Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 23 – The locomotive of a freight train going north on the Denver and Rio Grande road exploded tonight near Monument. Engineer George M. Andrews of Denver and Fireman Thomas Philburn of Pueblo were killed. The cause of the explosion is not known. The shock was terrific and heard by all the people of Monument. The engine men were terribly mutilated.

Philibosian, Aram E.
Aram E. Philibosian - La Veta Signature - October 26, 1989 - Aram E. Philibosian of Navajo died last Thursday morning, October 19, of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several weeks. Aram was well known in the music world of the front range from Denver to Pueblo as well as New York and California. He was a retired Opera singer, a choral director and a Baptist Minister. When he and his wife moved to the Navajo Ranches Resort two years ago, they became active members of Friends of The Arts Guild in La Veta and helped to organize the Huerfano County Arts Council as well as the new Cuchara Valley School of The Arts. His vision and enthusiasm fired fellow members with new energy. He will be deeply missed. He was Music Director of the pueblo Chorale Society until his health forced him to resign this past summer. Aram Philibosian was born October 25, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Arizona where he received Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Voice performance and Choral Conducting. He received the Master of Divinity Degree from Denver Seminary. He spent 3½ years in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan as a Special Services Officer assigned to entertaining troops and organized and directed the 8th Division Chorus, which performed for U.S. troops and civilians on Honshu and Hokkaido. When he returned to the States, he pursued graduate studies in opera at Columbia University and worked with the Wagner Opera Company, where he met his future wife, Betty, a mezzo-contralto with Graduate and Masters Degrees from Eastman School of Music. They raised three daughters, all accomplished musicians. Aram chaired the Music Department at Rockmont College (now Colorado Christian College) for six years and organized and directed community chorus in Denver, Buffalo, NY, and Cody-Powell, WY. He is survived by his wife, Betty and daughters Wendy Ruumau of Vallejo, CA, Nicole Gentry of Interlochen, Michigan, Shelley Waite of Washington D.C. and six grandchildren. Memorial Services were held at Trinity Baptist Church in Denver on Sunday afternoon and at Prairie Avenue Baptist Church in Pueblo on Tuesday evening, where the Pueblo Chorale provided the music.

Philibosian, Phillip M.
Phillip M. Philibosian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1986 - Phillip M. Philibosian, late of the Philippines, died in Manila on Oct. 16, 1986. Interment in Cebu. He is survived by his wife, Estrella of Manila; daughter, Phylis Moore of Santa Cruz, Calif.; son, John Timothy of Denver; brother, Fred of Selma, Calif.; sister, Elizabeth Bush of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and brother, Aram of Beulah. Mr. Philibosian is also survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends throughout the world. Memorial services were held in Manila and in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Philippi, Frederick
Frederick Philippi – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – October 18, 1905 – Frederick Philippi, a brother of Alderman Chris Philippi, died a week ago today at Pueblo, after a very brief illness. The deceased was 63 years of age and was well-known in Fort Collins, having been employed in his brother's harness store for many years. He was a genial, whole-souled gentleman and had many friends in this city. Alderman Philippi went to Pueblo as soon as he heard of his brother's death to attend the funeral, which took place last Saturday.

Phillips, Allan Henry
Allan Henry Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Allan Henry Phillips, 53, passed away Sept. 29, 1997, at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born July 17, 1944, in Big Fork, Mont. He served in the U.S. Army, worked as a clerk for Loaf-N-Jug, Northern and Acero store. Survived by his wife, Erma Valdez Phillips- daughter, Linda Phillips- grandson, Jacob Phillips- five brothers- seven sisters- other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Bertha (Mikel) Phillips- also one sister. Allan enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. He never knew a stranger, and was always willing to help others. He was very devoted to his only grandson, Jacob. Funeral Mass, 5 p.m. Friday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Rev. Edward G. Pettit celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Cremation to follow the Mass.

Phillips, Ann
Ann Phillips - Huerfano World - January 6, 1994 - Ann Phillips, 82, of Walsenburg, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Sept. 6, 1911, in Phillips, WI, to Frank and Helen Naroski, she came to Walsenburg at a young age and attended school here. She married Steve Phillips Jr., in 1933 in Raton, NM. For several years she worked in various stores in Walsenburg as a sales clerk. She was a member of Columbine Club, Catholic Daughters of America, Polish National Alliance and St. Mary Church. Survivors include her son, Donald, Arvada; a brother, Charles Naroski, Walsenburg, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Dec. 27 from St. Mary, Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Phillips, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1987 - Anna Marie Phillips, 502 Jefferson, Dec. 22, 1987. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1987 - Anna Marie Phillips of 502 Jefferson, Dec. 22, 1987. Wife of Joseph J. Phillips who passed away June 4, 1975. Mother of Edward (Christine) Phillips and Robert Phillips, both of Pueblo. Sister of John Klikus, Alice (Louis) Kopine, Joe Klikus and Frank (Ann) Klikus all of La Veta, Colo.; Katie (Frank) Sedey, Monrovia, Calif., and Mary Wilkowsky and Helen (Owen) Beach both of Denver. Survived also by her grandchildren, Mark, Anna Marie, Jamie and Ronald Phillips. Member of St. Mary Parish and SNPJ, Orel Lodge No. 21. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the rosary and at 502 Jefferson following the cemetery committal.

Phillips, Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Phillips – Pueblo Indicator – May 9, 1914 – Benjamin H. Phillips, who was shot by strikers while defending a coal mine of the C. F. & I. Co. at Tabasco, died of his injuries at the Minnequa hospital May 1st. He was shot with a soft nose rifle ball through the right lung, and although the bullet was extricated, it had made a terrible wound and recovery was out of the question. Phillips was a contractor but was asked by the company to assist in guarding its property. He leaves a wife and two small children.

Phillips, Brenda K.
Brenda K. Phillips – Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1990 - Brenda K. Phillips, 19. Services were held February 1, 1990, in Winters, Texas. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Phillips, Abilene, Texas; brother Brandon, Lubbock, Texas; paternal relatives include grandmother Mildred Phillips; uncle Jim (Edna) Phillips, Pueblo; aunt, Kathy (Lloyd) Fetty, Boone. Maternal survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Whittemore; aunt Linda (David) Stravia, Pueblo; and aunt, Bernadette (Rodney) Crews, Texas. Also survived by several cousins and great-aunts and uncles in Pueblo.

Phillips, Calvin V.
Calvin V. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1999 - Calvin V. Phillips, 90, passed away Sept. 8, 1999. Survived by his wife, Margaret Phillips, of the family home; children, Patricia Miller, Pueblo, Michael Phillips, Pueblo, Susan (Anthony) Chavez, Broomfield, Judy (Tom) Lynch, Colorado Springs, John Phillips, Pueblo, Maggie (Ed) Liptak, Colorado Springs, Marie (Bryan) Roughton, Littleton and Brian (Cindi) Phillips, Pueblo; sister, Gladys Phillips, Pueblo; 20 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Born on April 5, 1909, in Fowler, Colo. Calvin worked for American Stores which later became Alpha Beta until his retirement. He loved horses, ranching and dairy farming. Recitation of the Rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday and the funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday with both services at St. Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen, with Rev. Father Robert Carden as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to charity of donor's choice.

Phillips, D. J.
D. J. Phillips – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 22, 1877 – Mr. D. J. Phillips, late of Lampasas, Texas, died at the residence of Mr. R. F. Bagby, in South Pueblo, a few days since. The deceased died of consumption, with which malady he was suffering when he came to Colorado. He was about thirty-five years of age.

Phillips, Donald S.
Donald S. Phillips - Denver Rocky Mountain News - July 02, 1999 - Donald S. Phillips, 64, of Arvada died June 26 in Wheat Ridge. Services were June 29, with burial at Arvada Cemetery. Mr. Phillips was born in Walsenburg on Sept.3, 1934. He married Helen J. Kakuk, 1962. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an analyst for the state of Colorado. He was a member of the Arvada Elks No. 2278 and St. Anne's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife; daughter Cheryl Ferrero of Wyoming; son Kenneth of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren. Huerfano World - July 8, 1999 - Donald S. Phillips, 64, of Arvada, died June 26, 1999 in Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge. He was an analyst for the State of Colorado. Born Sept. 23, 1934 to the late Steve and Ann Phillips in Walsenburg, he married Helen J. Kakuk in Walsenburg on Sept. 1, 1962. Mr. Phillips served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Arvada Elks No. 2278 and St. Anne Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen, Arvada; a daughter, Cheryl Ferrero, Riverton, WY; a son, Kenneth, Washington, DC; six grandchildren, and his uncle, Charles Naroski of Walsenburg. Memorial service was July 6 at St. Anne Catholic Church. There was cremation.

Phillips, Edward Joseph
Edward Joseph Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2003 - Edward Joseph Phillips, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph and Anna. Survived by his children, Mark (Jennifer), Anna, Jamie and Ron (Jennifer) former wife, Christine; grandchildren, Kelton Griffith and Braden; brother, Robert (Marylou) and special friend, Pat Farris. He was a member of the Shrine of Saint Therese and enjoyed dancing and collecting stamps and books. Visitation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Phillips, H. Lucille
H. Lucille Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2000 - H. Lucille Phillips died May 25, 2000, at her home in Englewood. She was mother of Marcia Swain, Grand Junction, and sister of E.A. Bloomquist Jr., Englewood. A gathering in remembrance of Mrs. Phillips, who was the widow of Glenn P. Phillips and whose son, Paul, also predeceased her, will be held at the Bloomquist family grave sites in Mountain View Cemetery, at the intersection of Beulah and Northern avenues, Pueblo, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000. A reunion luncheon for family and friends will follow at 1:30 p.m.

Phillips, Helen
Helen Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2004 - Helen Phillips, 98, a retired school teacher and our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Jan. 24, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Dec. 27, 1905, in Finney, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Rodney Phillips; her parents, Aaron Samuel Johnson and Alta Celia Johnson; granddaughter, Debbie Merrill; and two sisters, Hazel Hieronymus and Pat Buster. Helen is survived by three children, Jean (Lloyd) Lohr of San Bernardino, Calif., Celia (Albert) Mitchell of Keezleton, Va., and Curt (Jo) Phillips of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, Karen (Larry) Bullen, Diana (Norb) Geiss, Helen Hubbard, Irene (Mike) Graham, Mary (Trey) Alexander, Russell (Susan) Mitchell, Wanda (Jerry) Adams and Wendy (Warren) Swarb; 14 great-grandchildren, Kristina (Charles) Anderson, Brian Bullen, Emily and Lisa Geiss, Ben Hubbard, Christopher and Patrick Graham, Shane Alexander, Kevin and David Mitchell, Christa and Nate Adams, and Cameron and Cragar Swarb. Also survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Joshua and Alyssabeth Anderson; and many loving relatives and friends. Helen, a devoted teacher, taught school for 28 years in Pueblo and two years in Somerset, Ky. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and a proud member of the Win One Sunday School Class for 74 years; she contributed in many ways as she faithfully served her Lord. She was an honored Girl Scouts leader. In her later years, she wrote her memoirs, quilted, volunteered for the St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary and the Cooperative Care Center, was an active member of the Arkansas Valley Chapter of DAR, enjoyed her family, traveled and learned to use her computer e-mail to maintain contact with her many friends and relatives. Helen was the 2001 Silver Queen for the Colorado State Fair. Many thanks are extended to the fine caregivers at the Life Care Center of Pueblo who lovingly cared for her the past four years. A celebration of her life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Pueblo, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, with the Rev. Wayne Dvirnak officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the celebration and everyone is invited and urged to attend. A private interment will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests the omission of flowers and food. Those who desire may contribute memorials in her memory to the Cooperative Care Center, 325 W. 10th Street, Pueblo, CO, 81003, directly, or to the church or funeral home.

Phillips, Kathryn Louise
Kathryn (Kathy) Louise Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Kathryn (Kathy) Louise Phillips formerly known as Kathryn L. Conklin passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the age of 62 from complications associated with Frontal-Temporal Lobe Disease. Kathy was born on January 13, 1944 in Danville, Ill. to Dr. William A. Miller and Jean B. (Almy) Miller. She graduated from Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kan. and attended Kansas State University, majoring in Art. Kathy married Everett E. Conklin Jr., in 1967 and they later moved to Pueblo, Colo. They divorced and she married Ted L. Phillips in 1997 in Reno, Nev. Kathy is survived by her husband, Ted L. Phillips, of Colorado City, Colo.; her mother, Jean B. Miller of Boulder, Colo.; her sister, Rae (Irene) Miller of Bernalillo, N.M.; her sons Karl W. Conklin and his wife, Ilka of Bailey, Colo. and Matthew W. Conklin and his girlfriend Elisha of Pueblo, Colo.; her nephew, David M. Miller of Denver, Colo.; her stepchildren Ted L. Phillips Jr. and his wife Janie and their daughter Bridget of Pueblo, Colo. and Tona Tancrede and her husband Michael and their sons Tyler and Taylor of Denver, Colo. Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce A. Miller. Kathy was a dedicated Office Manager at Lady Fair Industries for 20 years. She loved art, traveling, hiking, fishing, music, animals and gardening. Our special thanks go out to the staff of North Star Community Care Center in Denver, Colo., Terencia Beauvais-Nikl (nurse advocate) and Terri Sherwood for all their hard work and dedication. No services are planned at this time.

Phillips, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2000 - Patricia Ann Phillips, 72, of La Veta, Colo., passed away Jan. 14, 2000. Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Wabash, Ind. Viewing took place in Walsenburg on Jan. 15. Mrs. Phillips will be returned to Bullard, Texas, for final resting place next to her husband for graveside services. Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - Patricia Ann Phillips, 72, of La Veta, died Jan. 14, 2000. Born Oct. 24, 1927 in Wabash, IN, her body was taken to Bullard, TX, for burial next to her late husband, Alvin Wesley Phillips. She was a member of Assembly of God Church, Walsenburg. Survivors include her sons, John T. Siegfried and Kris Siegfried, both of Wabash and David Phillips. Houston, TX; three daughters, Beth Alexander, Gardner, Alison Phillips and Lori Phillips, both of Houston; a brother, Tom Miller, Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Mary Alice Wilson, Seal Beach, C A, and Betty Shellhammer, Wabash; seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Phillips, Pearl E.
Pearl E. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Pearl E. Phillips, 100, died Oct. 31, 1997, at her home in Las Animas. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Boys Ranch, La Junta, Colo.

Phillips, Raymond H.
Raymond H. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Raymond H. Phillips, 92, of Pueblo, formerly of Fowler, died Nov. 3, 1997. Mr. Phillips was born June 14, 1905, in Pueblo, the son of Walter and Rosalee Walters Phillips. He was a baker by profession. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Frances Phillips of Pueblo- one son, Gerald W. Jerry" (Mayme) Phillips of Fowler- daughter-in-law, Joyce Wilkes of Colorado Springs- six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Park Hill Baptist Church in Pueblo with burial to follow in Fowler Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred, in 1982- by a son, Reginald, in 1976- and by his parents and a brother, Melvin Phillips, in 1976.

Phillips, Rodney W
Rodney W. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1987 - Rodney W. Phillips, 34, of Littleton, died at Presbyterian Denver Hospital, Denver, after lengthy illness with cancer. He was office manager for Split Rail Fence Co., Littleton, and a member of Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. Father of Jeremy Adam Phillips, Littleton; son of Jack and Geraldine Phillips, Pueblo West; brother of Vicki Shores, Castle Rock, and Patrick Phillips, Fort Lupton; uncle of Michelle Brezny Curtis, Aurora, and Shannon Brezny, Castle Rock; nephew of Barbara Mathis, Palm Desert, Calif., and Roberta MeGehee, Oakdale, Calif. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday at Olinger Mortuary, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. Burial at Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Calif. Contributions to Sunshine Kids, 2902 Ferndale Place, Houston, Texas 77098. Family may be contacted in Littleton at 973-9528.

Phillips, S. A.
S. A. Phillips – Pueblo Indicator – November 3, 1928 – S. A. Phillips, prominent colored man, died the 22nd. He was an old-timer of Bessemer and a mason by trade.

Phillips, Steve Jr.
Steve Phillips Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1987 - Steve Phillips Jr., 83, died Sept. 20, 1987, at Huerfano County Hospital after a lengthy illness Survivors include wife, Ann Phillips, Walsenburg; son Donald (Helen Jean) Phillips, Arvada; two grandchildren, two sisters, sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - September 21, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Steve Phillips who died Sept. 20, two years ago. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Ann and family.

Phillips, Tiffany N.
Tiffany N. Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Tiffany N. Phillips passed away unexpectedly Sept. 6, 2003. Services will be held in Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Phillips, Waunetta
Waunetta Phillips - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2003 - Waunetta Phillips passed May 23, 2003, just eight days prior to her 77th birthday. Survived by her children, Cheryl (Ronald) Pierson of Albany, N.Y., Larry Phillips of Houston, Texas, and Randy Phillips of Auburn, Calif.; siblings, Wanda (John) Potter and Bud (Ledema) Renfrow; sister-in-law, Jean Renfrow, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Megan Pierson, Amy Phillips, Stephen Phillips, and Zack Phillips; and great-grandchild, Colby Pierson. Preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Warren Phillips, on Oct. 16, 1992; and brother, Kenneth Renfrow. Waunetta was born to Bamos and Ruby Renfrow on May 31, 1926, in Canon City, Colo. When she was 6, she moved with her family to Pueblo and was a graduate of Central High School. Waunetta worked at various office jobs until she became a full-time mother. She went back to work in 1980 with her husband at their family-owned business, Southern Colorado Acceptance Corp., which they operated together until his death. Waunetta was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church, PEO Chapter AU, and Pueblo Chapter No. 7, O.E.S. She will lie in state at the funeral home Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 until 7 p.m. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Phillpott, Mildred A.
Mildred A. Phillpott - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2000 - Mildred A. Phillpott, born Aug. 27, 1919, Pueblo, passed away April 15, 2000. She is preceded in death by parents, Michael Roskey, 1970, and Anna Roskey, 1973; and husband, Coulton Phillpott, 1976. Survived by nephews, Michael "Skeeter" Roskey, John (Sue) Roskey and Dana Roskey; great-nephew, Jeffrey Michael Roskey; great-niece, Kimberly Sue Roskey. Also survived by numerous cousins, Robert (Edna) Roskey, Raymond Roskey, Sarah (Larry) Wilkerson, Margaret Rost, Gerald (Betty) Finley, Lucille (Joe) Fasula, Frances (Ken) Cunnington, John (Esther) Roskey; special friends, John Sly and Irene Croshal. Mildred retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 34 years as the secretary of management. She was a lifetime member of Christ the King Church and the Altar Society, member of the Grey Lady Society, Retired Depot Women's Club, Eagles Auxiliary, Pueblo Newcomers and Beta Sigma Phi. Mildred will be remembered for her giving heart, true friendship and sense of humor. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Phippenny, Alvin
Alvin Phippenny - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 3, 1879 - Murder Most Foul - A Policeman Shot While in the Discharge of His Duty - A Ranchman Fatally Wounded - Another Terrible Temperance Lecture - During the past two or three days a number of cattlemen from the round up, which as reached this neighborhood, have been in the city enjoying themselves. On Saturday and Sunday the boys indulged in a good deal of harmless hilarity somewhat noisy but not one was injured in any way. Yesterday morning a number of them collected in the Arkansas Hall saloon, on Santa Fe Avenue, and the party was joined by John Baxter, a farmer, who lives on Mrs. Steele's ranch about nine or ten miles up the Fontaine. The party were all somewhat under the influence of liquor, and Baxter became quarrelsome. Some of the cow men knew that Baxter was a dangerous man when under the influence of liquor, and cautioned their comrades about him, fearing that trouble would come. No attention was paid to the warning, and about noon the party became exceedingly noisy. About half past twelve Policeman Alvin Phippenny went into the saloon and attempted, as we are informed to arrest some of the parties. He clinched with Baxter, and one shot was fired inside the saloon. The men came out into the street where four shots were fired. They again rolled into the saloon, when another shot was heard. The policeman fell in front of the bar, a ball having entered his back under the shoulder blade and passing through his body, lodged directly under the nipple. Baxter was shot directly through the stomach. Phippenny died in about fifteen minutes after the shooting. What Phippenny Said - Drs. Cortright and Owen were called in immediately; but nothing could be done to save the wounded man's life. He asked Dr. Owen if he was going to die, and being answered in the affirmative, said: “Well, good bye, I did my duty as well as I could.” An answer to an inquiry as to who did the shooting, he replied that Baxter and another man both shot him. Policeman Bilby then came to him, and the dying man told him that he had received his death wound in the discharge of his duty. He asked to be allowed to get all the fresh air possible, and died calmly and perfectly conscious until the last. Policeman Phippenny has been a resident of Pueblo for the past two or three years. He came here from Nebraska, was about thirty-two or three years of age, and was a widower with three or four small children dependent upon him. He was a brave and faithful officer and died as he said, in the discharge of his duty. John Baxter, the wounded man came to this section of country about a year ago from the Cherokee nation. He is about thirty-three or thirty-four years of age and is considered when under the influence of liquor a dangerous man. In addition to the wound in his stomach he has a severe scalp wound from a blow from the officer's pistol. After he was wounded he walked across the street to Mr. Corder's drug store, supported by two of his friends. Dr. Thombs dressed the wound, but it is his opinion that it will prove fatal. Baxter was removed to the Bartels building, now occupied as part of the Lindell Hotel, and is receiving all possible attention. He was not at all communicative but expressed a wish that his girl might be present to see him die. The Arrests - On complaint being made before Justice Hart warrants were issued for the arrest of James Moore, Daniel Shaffler, John Baxter and David Hall, Shaffler and Hall were immediately arrested, Baxter is Mortally wounded and Moore cannot be found. He came to the drug store with Baxter but went away immediately afterwards. Shaffler and Hall are in the county jail. The Inquest - Dr. Thombs, the coroner, summoned a jury and proceeded to hold an inquest upon the body of Policeman Phippenny. The inquest continued until 5 o'clock when it was adjourned in order to allow the taking of the ante-mortem statement of John Baxter. We suppress for the present the evidence given before the coroner's jury. The Funeral - The funeral of the murdered man will take place from the city council chamber this (Tuesday) afternoon at four o'clock. The funeral will be attended by the city council, fire department and numerous other citizens. Mr. Phippenny, we are informed, was to have been married on the evening of the day upon which he was killed. We are informed that the ball removed from the dead officer's body is too small to fit Baxter's pistol. It is claimed too that three men were engaged in the attack upon the murdered man all of whom can be readily recognized. The reward of $500 offered by the city council for the arrest, and the conviction of the murdered will, no doubt, secure the capture of the guilty parties. As far as we can learn no effort as yet has been made by the officers to capture the missing man. Baxter the wounded man is still alive but shot through the stomach and suffering terribly. He cannot survive much longer. An attempt was made to take his ante-mortem statement yesterday afternoon but it was unsuccessful. The inquest upon Officer Phippenny's remains will be continued at ten o'clock this morning. The Murdered Policeman - Testimony at the Coroner's Inquest - Dr. P. R. Thombs, the coroner summoned the following gentlemen on Monday afternoon to act as a coroner's jury to examine into the cause of the death of Policeman Alvin Phippenny, who was shot at Arkansas Hall: Messrs. Edward Zimmer, Isaac Freund, Otto Winneka, John Pritchard, E. J. Castle, and Julius Berry. The inquest was held at the saloon where the murder took place. The following is a synopsis of the important part of the testimony before the jury. James Rupe, sworn. Lives on Turkey Creek. Was in Pueblo on June 30th at John Schwer's saloon. Saw Baxter have his pistol out. Heard fussing and looked around and saw Baxter and Phippenny disputing. Heard Baxter say, “Here is one of those fellows that wears a star now, and I have got a six shooter.” The policeman said, “I want it.” Moore was in the saloon just previous to this. Baxter's pistol was the same size as Moore's. I think about eight inches. Did not see Moore. Heard five shots fired. Phippenny and Baxter both seemed to shoot at each other. Did not see a man with leather breeches firing a shot. Heard a shot inside and a man yell. Had just gone into the saloon when the policeman came in. D. C. Hall, sworn. Lives on Turkey Creek. Saw Moore in Schwer's saloon about noon. He had a pistol but I did not see it. Baxter was in the saloon. He had a large pistol about forty-five caliber. The shooting took place about noon. Moore and Baxter were armed, I think. The first shot was fired outside of Schwer's saloon. I was in the saloon. I heard Baxter say he would not give up his pistol. Heard the shooting outside. Moore was under the influence of whisky a little. Baxter came outside and asked the policeman if he wanted his pistol. Moore's pistol is not as large as Baxter's. I don't know just how much difference. Moore stayed inside the saloon. I went in and saw three or four men taking Baxter's pistol away. Moore helped Baxter over to the drug store. Four shots I think were fired. Daniel Shaffner, sworn. I came into town about ten o'clock on the morning of the 30th. I was in town on the Sunday evening previous. Was present when the policeman took the pistols away from some, I was one. Told Baxter and Moore the police had taken the pistols away. They said the police had no right to do so. Baxter and Moore came in the next morning. Saw Moore have a pistol. It was a small pistol with a small sized scabbard, not very long. Should say Moore's pistol was not a 44 caliber. Think Baxter's was a 44 caliber. Baxter and Moore were feeling their liquor a little. Heard Baxter say he would not give up his pistol. Heard four shots fired. Left Moore in the saloon and went out of the back door and walked around to the street. Simpson and Moore were the only ones in the saloon. Simpson had no pistol but Moore had one. Heard Baxter say, “No d--n s-n of a b---h can take a pistol from me.” Moore had gray clothes on with leather overalls. His pistol was a short one. A. Allen, sworn. I know the deceased. Phippenny said to Baxter not to make so much noise. Baxter said, “G-d d--n you, you are a policeman. what have you got to say about it?” and pulled a six shooter out. It was nickel plated, should thing about 44 caliber, and fired three shots at Phippenny. This was on the sidewalk in front of John Schwer's saloon. Phippenny made a grab for Baxter and struck him on the head three or four times with a pistol. Then Baxter shot at him, and I think hit deceased in the head. Then Phippenny shot at Baxter and I think hit him in the bowels. Then Baxter hit Phippenny on the head with his pistol and knocked him against the screen inside of Schwer's saloon. then a man about five feet six inches, dressed in dark clothing, came to the door of the saloon and fired a shot at deceased. I saw a pistol in his hand. Don't know the man by name. Would know him if I saw him. He then got on his horse and rode off as fast as possible. He rode a bay horse. I then went into the saloon. J. M. Thatcher, sworn. Was coming down street and saw Phippenny leaning against a wall. Spoke to him and then went across the street and heard a shot fired. Turned and saw a tall man with leather breeches, woolen shirt and soft hat pull out a six-inch pistol silver or nickel plated. He took deliberate aim at the deceased. He fired two shots, the deceased dodging, taking deliberate aim each time. Then they went into the saloon out of sight and a man came out, got on his horse and rose away as fast as possible. Could not say that any of the shots struck the deceased but think they did. Dr. Cortwright, sworn. I asked Phippenny about five minutes before he died who shot him. He said Baxter. Some one asked him if any one else shot him. He said yes. He was nearly out of breath. Someone asked him in Jim Moore shot him and he said yes, yes. This bullet was taken from the body of the deceased. I cut it out by request of Officer Bilby after Phippenney's death. Testimony of a similar character was given by Messrs. Cowles, Jenner, Roberts, Moek, Simpson and others. The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury. We the undersigned persons having heard the testimony, inspected the body and made all needful inquiries in respect to and upon the body of Alvin Phippenny lying dead in the saloon of John Schwer on Santa Fe Avenue in the town of Pueblo, County of Pueblo, and State of Colorado, upon our oaths do say that the said Alvin Phippenny came to his death from a pistol shot from the hands of John Baxter or James Moore, on the 30th day of June A. D. 1879. Ed Zimmer, Isaac Freund, Otto Winneka, John Pritchard, E. J. Castle, Julius Berry. Messrs. Shaffner and Hall who were arrested on Monday were discharged from custody. John Baxter, the man wounded by Policeman Phippenny is getting better, to the astonishment of everybody, and now stands a fair chance of recovering. The Funeral - At four o'clock yesterday afternoon, the funeral of the murdered policeman took place from the city council chamber, under direction of G. Q. Richmond, Esq., city attorney. The remains were enclosed in a handsome coffin, Sheriff price, Deputy Sheriff Studzinaki, and Policeman Bilby, Desmond, Mahar, and Sheats acting as pall bearers. The mayor and aldermen were present, as well as the city clerk and treasurer, police magistrate and other officials. The fire department under command of Chief Gallup was out in force and presented an exceedingly neat appearance. The corpse was interred in a lot in the cemetery set aside for the purpose. Rev. H. J. Shaffner, of the Methodist Church officiating. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the city, there being some thirty vehicles in the procession all well filled. All of the learned professions were represented and many ladies were present. During the funeral many of the business houses of the city were closed in accordance with the request of the city council. It is the intention of the city authorities to have a neat railing placed around the lot in the cemetery and a tombstone erected over the dead officer's grave, with a suitable inscription describing the manner of his death. A subscription has been commenced to raise a fund for the benefit of the orphan children of the deceased.

Phipps, Milton Adrian
Milton Adrian Phipps - Huerfano World - April 27, 2000 - Milton Phipps dead - Milton Adrian Phipps, 66, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 23, 2000 in Denver. Born in Pueblo, Feb. 8, 1933, he served in the US Air Force and was manager for hotels and restaurants. Survivor is his sister, Ardeth Johns of Maryland. Burial was in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Phipps, Valma Mildred
Valma Mildred Phipps - Huerfano World - May 13, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Two children, a son of J.B.N. Valdez and a daughter of George Phipps, died this week of, pneumonia.

Phisterer, Ernest
Ernest Phisterer - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 9, 1877 - The Tribune says that Ernest Phisterer, the Denver gunsmith who accidentally shot himself in Cheyenne on Sunday last, died on Tuesday.

Phun, K. W.
K. W. Phun - 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: K. W. Phun 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 K. W. Phun as a Korean, age 33, and married with four surviving children. 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:

Piassoli, Annie
Annie Piassoli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1986 - Annie Piassoli, 83, of Trinidad, passed away Oct. 10, 1986, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 9, 1903, in Rouse, Colo., to Pete and Alice Ritzus. She is survived by two sons, John (Elaine) Piassoli, Houston; Henry (Elsie) Piassoli of Cortez; brothers, Thomas and Andrew Ritzus, both of Aguilar; sister, Susie of Aguilar; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of rosary. Rosary recitation, 4 p.m. Sunday, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jim Friel officiating. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 224 E. Kansas, Trinidad.

Piassoli, John J.
John J. Piassoli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1987 - John J. Piassoli, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1987, in Trinidad. John was born on July 11, 1910, in Engleville, Colo., to Enrico and Mary Piassoli. He worked in the area mines until his retirement in April of 1973. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John. Among his survivors are his wife, Ilene, Trinidad; son, Larry Piassoli, Denver;: daughters, Patricia (David) Cerrone, Arvada, Cheryl (Joe) Burrescia, California; and three grandsons. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. James Richie officiating. Services by the UMWA Local 9856. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Friends wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to Miners Black Lung Clinic in care of Miners Colfax Hospital, P.O. Box 1067, Raton, N.M., 87740.

Piassoli, Larry
Larry Piassoli - Jefferson Sentinel Newspaper - February 15, 2004 - Lakewood, CO - Larry Piassoli, 52, of Arvada died June 19. He was born in Trinidad on February 2, 1951, to John and Ilene Piassoli. He attended school and college in Trinidad and taught music in schools in Denver before starting his own business. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his father John J. and his brother John F. He is survived by his mother Ilene of Arvada, sister Patricia (Dave) Cerrone, of Arvada; sister Cheryl (Joe) Burrescia of Livermore, CA; three nephews, two nieces, and four grand-nephews and nieces. Arrangements are being taken care of by Bowling Family Chapel in Arvada. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of St. John in Lakewood.

Piatt, Fred A.
Fred A. Piatt Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2001 - Fred A. Piatt Sr., 92, of Rocky Ford, passed away Feb. 25, 2001, at Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford. Services will be conducted by Rev. Travis Corbin at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Music will be by Betty Jo Thomas, Pam Mills and Kathy Romack. Casket bearers will be great-grandsons, Brandon Anderson, Brett Anderson, Jason Cox, Clifford Evett, Christian Evett and Victor Barchers. Honorary casket bearers are Nathan Carpenter and Anthony Ritter. Mr. Piatt was born in Lamar, Colo., June 8, 1908, son of William T. and Ethel M. Piatt. He was married to Edith Evelyn Cauthon Feb. 28, 1929, at Eads, Colo. He farmed in the Lamar area until 1950, when he moved his family to Rocky Ford to start a real estate business. He had several occupations from that time, including auto service, auto sales, farm bureau insurance agent, crop insurance adjuster for Southeastern Colorado, several campaigns as storeroom clerk for American Crystal Sugar Company, farm equipment sales, real estate agent and owner/operator of Hi-way Auto Wrecking. Survivors are brother, Philip Piatt of Lamar; sister, Helen Oxley of Canoga Park, Calif.; six children, Fred (Lena) Piatt Jr. of Rocky Ford, Evelyn Haling of Canon City, Vernon (Barbara) Piatt of Rescue, Calif., Lois (Glenn) Enderud of Pueblo, Martha (Don) Evett of Cheraw and William (Marjorie) Piatt of Rocky Ford; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith, of 67 years; brother, Laurence; sisters, Gladys and Lillian; and two grandsons. Mr. Piatt was very active in the Oddfellows Lodge, Otero County Farm Bureau and for a time in the local Archaeological Society. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Parkinson's Foundation through the funeral home. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Piazza, Mike
Mike Piazza - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2004 - Mike Piazza entered into rest Oct. 27, 2004, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was 80 years of age. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Rosolino and Nicolina; and brothers, Joe and Tom Piazza. He is survived by his children, Helen (Tom) Gilliam, Rose Mary (Bill) Humble, Franci (Jerry) Hansen, Mike Piazza Jr., Pat (Mark) Judish and Carl (Lanie) Piazza; brothers, Tony, Sam, Frank; and sister, Lena; eight grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was an avid sportsman. He lived the majority of his life in Walsenburg. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Piceno, Refugio A.
Rufugio A. Piceno - February 27, 1999 - Rufugio A. Piceno. Services noon today, Angelus Chapel.

Pichardo, Frank
Frank Pichardo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1986 - Frank Pichardo, 59, former longtime Holly resident, passed away Oct. 27, 1986, at Prowers Medical Center. Recitation of rosary, 7 o'clock tonight; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Interment, Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until time of rosary at the church in Holly.

Pichotta, Kenneth
Kenneth Pichotta - Las Vegas Review-Journal - November 2, 2004 - Kenneth Pichotta, 45, of Las Vegas, passed away Oct. 8, 2004. He was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Trinidad, Colo. Kenneth was in the construction industry. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; mother, Gloria; son, James; daughter, Rayennon; Liz and siblings. Services were private. Any donations appreciated to Nathan Adelson Hospice East or to the American Cancer Society. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Anshutz, Nathan Adelson Hospice East and the American Cancer Society.

Pickard, Maria D.
Maria D. Pickard – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 1, 1873 – Mrs. Maria D. Pickard wife of A. B. Pickard, and mother of Harry Pickard, of this city, died at the residence of the latter, on Thursday, April 24th, at ten minutes before 12 o'clock, of congestion of the brain. The deceased was born at Windham, Massachusetts, in 1795, and was therefore 78 years of age when called to experience the mysteries of the unknown world. This estimable Christian wife and mother had been a member of the Methodist society for many years, and was a true servant of her beloved Master. Through all the years of her long life, since childhood, she has been known to be a pure, noble, and good woman, esteemed by all who knew her, and truly loved by the near relatives who mourn her loss. The services attending her burial will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Merritt, and will take place at the residence of Harry Pickard, today, at 2 P. M.

Pickard, Marian L.
Marian L. Pickard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1997 - Marian L. Pickard passed away Aug. 5, 1997. Survived by husband, Walt Pickard, of the family home- children, Walt (Janis) Pickard, Mike (Sherri) Pickard, John (Melissa McDowell) Pickard, all of Pueblo, and Mary (Carmine) Naccarelli, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Courtney, Geoff and Grant Pickard, Alyssa and Carmine Naccarelli Jr. Also survived by brother, Guy (Linda) Farbo- niece, Lucinda Farbo, Pueblo- aunts and uncles, Pete (Rose) Pagnotta, Theresa Spicola, Elsie Farbo, Pueblo, Mary Buchi, Betty Spicola, Los Angeles, Calif., John Urone, San Diego, Calif. - and numerous cousins. Mrs. Pickard helped her husband Walt in the operation of Beacon Hill Speedway from 1968 to 1987. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home office.

Pickens, Andrew M.
Andrew Pickens - La Veta - March 1930 - Died, Andrew Pickens, who was born in 1877 in Nova Scotia and came to Colorado in 1880 where he has been mainly engaged in coal mining. He leaves his wife, the former Mabel Hector, and eight children. [Editor's Note: Pickens, Andrew 3/20/1930 WI 3/21/1930 4 Born Nova Scotia, Canada. Buried La Veta Cemetery: Pickens, Andrew M. born 1877 died 1930 Notes: On stone with Mabel Block 4 Lot # 12 Grave # 9 Deed # 46 Date of deed 4/26/1930 Deeded to: George Pickens.}

Pickens, Charles
Charles Pickens - La Veta - March 1944 - Charles Pickens, a native of Nova Scotia, died at the age of 63. He came to La Veta with his parents at the age of eight months and married Rebecca Gribble in 1920. [Editor's note: Buried La Veta Cemetery: Pickens, Charlie born 1881 died 1944 Notes: On stone with Rebecca Block 4 Lot # 12 Grave # 7 Deed # 46 Date of deed 4/26/1930 Deeded to: George Pickens .]

Pickens, Frances E.
Frances Elizabeth Lavery Pickens - Huerfano World - March 24, 1994 - Frances Elizabeth Lavery Pickens, formerly of La Veta, Walsenburg and the Castle Rock area, died Jan. 26, 1994, in Lake Geneva, WI. She was 84. Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Pickens Brooks, Lake Geneva; a son, Billy Pickens, Castle Rock; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 26 at Bear Canon Cemetery in Sedalia. Preceded in death by her husband, William I. Pickens, her parents, James and Mary P. Lavery, sisters, Alice Melton, Margaret Davis and Patty Zanolini, brothers, John, Leo, Jim and Patrick Lavery.

Pickerel, George Martin
George Martin Pickerel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1997 - George Martin Pickerel, affectionately known as Papa" or Mr. Pick," born Sept. 15, 1933, passed away Oct. 14, 1997. He was a friend to many, a blessing to all. George leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 44 years, Barbara Bobbie" Pickerel-children, Scott (Tess) Pickerel, Tracy (Ken) Baird and other" son, Jerry (Rene) Hicks- grandchildren, Nick Bear" Pickerel, Katie Sugar" Pickerel, Calvin "Sunny" Baird and other grandson, Jerrod Hicks-sisters and brother, Louise "Sis" Turley, Ethel (Ray) Rayburn, Rose (Frank) Estep and Walt (Dolly) Pickerel, all of Pueblo- sister, Harriet (Jerry) Vang of Ensign, Kan.- mother-in-law, Margaret Dolly" Parsley- and sister-in-law, Marge (Glen) Sweany, all of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Bonnie (Walt) Cobine of Augusta, Ga.- aunt, Irene "Babe" Prijatel of Pueblo-and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. George was retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity. He was active in the Bell's Fort Muzzleloaders, National Muzzleloaders Rifle Association, Southern Colorado Wood Artists, Friends of the Museum (El Pueblo Museum), B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90, Masons and a member of the 543rd Ord. Co. U.S. Army. George enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, the outdoors and carving. Most of all, George loved his grandchildren. Those who wish may make contributions to the El Pueblo Museum. A will be held at the El Pueblo Museum on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. The family will welcome visitors immediately following the service at the museum, as well as at the family home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Pickerel, Loren Lewis
Loren Lewis Pickerel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2003 - Loren Lewis Pickerel, late of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Parkview hospital of natural causes. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Pickerel; sons, Warren (Nancy), and Gary (Angie); daughter, Carol; brothers, Marvin (Terry), Harvey (Erma); sister, Bethel Stark (Anthony); three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Richard M. and Mayme; brothers, Robert, Boyd, Eldon, Delbert and James; sisters, Eula and Cretta; and half-brother, George Hardy. Born April 5, 1921, in Pueblo. Loren was a veteran of WWII, and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 14, and AF&AM. Loren's passion was his family. He worked at CF&I until 1953, then worked as a finish carpenter for Harper Construction and H.E. Construction retiring April 4, 1986. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at First Church of the Nazarene, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Family will receive friends at 1807 Garwood Drive, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Pickerel, Mayme Ellen
Mayme Ellen Pickerel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Mayme Ellen Pickerel, late of Pueblo, died Thursday, July 10, 1986, in a local nursing home. Survived by five sons, Delbert Pickerel, Loren (Mary) Pickerel, both of Pueblo; Marvin (Terry) Pickerel, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Harvey (Erma Lee) Pickerel, Salem, Ore.; James (Carol) Pickerel, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; two daughters, Bethel Stark, Milpitas, Calif.; Cretta Decker, San Bruno, Calif.; 32 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Ferol Christey, Bartlesville, Okla. Born Oct. 14, 1892, in Barry County, Mo.; Pueblo resident since 1928. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pickerel, April 18, 1963, four children, one brother and one sister. Charter member of Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Bernard R. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Imperial. Visitation, 2-to 8:30 p.m. today.

Pickerel, Richard Marion
Richard Marion Pickerel – Pueblo Chieftain – April 19, 1963 – Richard Marion Pickerel, 86, of 331 Park, died Thursday April 18, 1963, after a long illness. He had lived in Pueblo since 1905. He retired in 1945 as general car foreman for the Colorado & Wyoming Railroad. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Pueblo Masonic Lodge 17. He was a member of the Southern Colorado Consistory for over 50 years and a life member Al Kaly Shrine. Surviving are his widow, Mayme Ellen, of the family home; six sons, L.L. Pickerel of Pueblo, Marvin M. Pickerel of San Jose, Calif., H.N. Pickerel of Salem Ore., J.R. Pickerel of Wheatridge; E.D. Pickerel of Denver, and D.A Pickerel of the family home; three daughters, Mrs. D.E Pribble of Pueblo; Mrs. C. T. Cretta Decker of San Bruno, Calif., and Mrs. A.J. Stark, Red Feather Lakes; three brothers, Dale Pickerel of Fowler, Alex Pickerel of Stroud, Okla., and George Pickerel of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. R. H. Black of Tulsa, OK, and Mrs. W. E. Kerns of Santa Maria, Calif; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Melvin Moyer officiating. Masonic rites will be held at Valhalla Cemetery. The body will lie in state Sunday and until time of services Monday.

Pickerel, Walter S.
Walter S. Pickerel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Walter S. Pickerel went to be with the Lord, Oct. 29, 2004, at the age of 64. He was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dollie; two sons, Ross (Tamara) Pickerel, Mark (Lujean) Pickerel; four stepchildren, Ronnie (Ann) Winfrey, Vicki (Dale) Coleman, Janis (Jess) Cano, Kelly Martin; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Turley, Ethel (Ray) Rayburn, Roselee (Frank) Estep, Harriet (Jerry) Vang; sister-in-law, Bobbi Pickerel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Pickerel; mother, Vera Pickerel; three brothers, Ross, Harry and George Pickerel. Walter retired as a captain from the Pueblo City Fire Department at the age of 50 after 30 years of service. He was well known for his love of music and expert guitar playing. He did wood carvings that are owned by people throughout the world. He accepted Jesus as his savior, and passed away with the assurance of a better life and eternity in Heaven. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Honors to be presented by the Pueblo Firefighters Local No. 3 Honor Guard. Family and friends will be received after the funeral at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy.

Pickering, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. "Betty Jo" Pickering - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2004 - Elizabeth J. "Betty Jo" Pickering, 81, entered her heavenly home on Feb. 25, 2004, following a valiant struggle after open heart surgery in December. Betty was born in Pueblo, Sept. 30, 1922, to Donald E. and Mary Elizabeth Williams, who both preceded her in death. She will be sorely missed by her husband of 60 years, James A. "Jim" Pickering; daughters, Cheryl (Joe) Orazem and Pamela (Dave) Duran of Pueblo; sister, Shirley (Jerrald) Hollowell of Carlisle, Pa.; and stepmother, Dorothy Williams of Pueblo. She dearly loved her grandchildren, Allison and Evan Duran of Pueblo, Dena (Bret) Romero of Texas; and two great-granddaughters; niece, Karen; and nephews, Kevin and Eric. Betty also was loved by her PEO sisters of Chapter BT and was an active member of First Baptist Church. She worked for 13 years at First National Bank, but her life-calling was caring for her family, which included her beloved dogs and cats. Betty was a very generous and loving person, always considering others before herself. At her request, cremation with no viewing. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, with Pastors Dvirnak, Harley and Folger officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the PEO Educational Loan Fund, the Cooperative Care Center, or the Betty Pickering Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church through the funeral home. The family expresses their thanks to her doctors and caregivers at Parkview Hospital and at Penrose and SemperCare hospitals in Colorado Springs.

Pickering, Terry Lee
Terry Lee Pickering - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2000 - Terry Lee Pickering, 54, of Swink, died June 8, 2000, at La Junta. Funera1 services, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Ed Kite officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery.

Pickett, Denise
Denise Pickett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2005 - Denise Pickett, 67, of Odessa, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., to George and Ruth Williams. She married H. Frank Pickett in March, 1965, in Pueblo, Colo. She was an attendance clerk for Ector County Independent School District. She retired five years ago after 17 years of service. She was a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, H. Frank Pickett of Odessa; son, Lance Pickett of Charlottesville, Va.; daughter, Robin (Raymond) Barr, of Keller, Texas; brother, George Williams Jr. of Pueblo; sister, Barbara Booth, Pueblo. Funeral service was held Friday, July 1, 2005, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Bratcher officiating.

Pickett, Margaret Catherine
Margaret Catherine (Paveglio) Pickett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2005 - Margaret Catherine (Paveglio) Pickett, affectionately known as "Rete" to close family members, passed away peacefully at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, with her family at her side. Born Sept. 29, 1917, in Albia, Iowa, to Italian immigrant parents, Blanche Rose and Donato Paveglio. Predeceased by brother, Pete Pavell; sister-in-law, Kay Pavell; brother, Donald Paveglio; and her son-in-law, John Salimeno Jr. Survived by her husband, Frank Pickett, Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Bev DeLeon and Kathy Salimeno of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Tisha (Albert) Graziano, Des Moines, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Katie Paveglio, Chicago, Ill. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. Margaret touched many lives and to know her was to love her. She was a "quiet hero." She was a member of St. Francis Parish where she sang in the church choir preceding her lengthy illness and was a retiree from the Colorado State Hospital. She was a true believer in keeping things simple and not sweating the small stuff, until it came to her family where the sky was the limit. Being home with her family was her joy, and the simple things in life were her passion. A new nest of birds in the back yard, rescuing a family of abandoned baby squirrels, feeding a stray cat or dog, walking in the rain, the pride in hanging out the whitest wash on the block, playing with the family pets (which she loved like her children), her family around the table, the Denver Broncos (especially her "boy" John Elway), caring for her beautiful yard and prize roses; these are the things she lived for. She will be remembered fondly for her infectious smile and love of a good joke, her modest and unassuming nature, her love and devotion to her family and her melt-in-your-mouth meatballs and spaghetti sauce like no other. We rejoice with you Mother that you are finally at home with God. You were truly one of God's "Angels on Earth." We were so fortunate to have you with us for so long; time to build a million beautiful memories. We know and understand now that you actually gave us two lives, our own life and yours. You taught us well how to survive without you for a little while, but you didn't prepare us for the hole that has been left in our hearts. We look forward to seeing you soon. Your loving husband and daughters. At her request, cremation is taking place and there will be no formal church proceedings. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made in her memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1716 Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81005. Masses may be requested privately at the parish of your choice.

Pickett, Tracy Lynn
Tracy Lynn Stringer Pickett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Tracy Lynn Stringer Pickett died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, after a short illness. Tracy was born Sept. 8, 1967, and grew up in Pueblo, Colo. Her father, Cyril N. Stringer; nephew, Randy J. Pack; and grandparents preceded Tracy in death. She is survived by her husband, David, of Lakeland, Fla.; mother, Joyce Stringer, of Plant City, Fla.; sister, Sandra Pack (Ron), of Lakeland; brother, Michael Stringer (Linda), of Alabama; nephew, David Pack, of Pueblo, Colo.; aunts, Betty, Joan, and Rose; Uncle Vic and several cousins; step daughters, Brandy and Crystal. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Elizabeth, who sat at Tracy's bedside until her death. A memorial service will be held at Haught Funeral Home in Plant City on Martin Luther King Blvd., Plant City, Fla., at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. It will be officiated by Chaplain Lynn Sayne. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her name to Good Shepherd Hospice. Haught Funeral Home, 813-717-9300.

Pieratt, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Pieratt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2000 - Ethel M. Pieratt, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Roy Earl Pieratt. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her name.

Pieratt, Roy Earl
Roy Earl Pieratt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Roy Earl Pieratt, 82, passed away April 15, 2005, at his home in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ethel Komorny Pieratt; mother, Polly Pieratt; parents in-law, Gabriel and Victoria Komorny; sisters, Marjorie Isley (Al), Frances Tate (Pete); brother in-law, Ed Komorny. Earl is survived by his sister, Elsie (John) Dolak; nieces, Donna Tate, Patricia (Sam) Vasile, Sandy (Rick) Harbert, Donna (Roy) Kimble; nephews, Jon (Sandy) Dolak, Gary (Susan) Komorny, William (Beth) Komorny; sister in-law, Lou Komorny Pittullo; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Earl was a veteran of the Pueblo Police Department, retiring as sergeant in 1979. He served in the Navy during WWII and was a first wave landing craft pilot at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 145 and the Elks No. 90. At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Donations may be made in Earl's memory to the Pueblo Police Retirement Assoc. through the funeral home.

Pierce, Albert R.
Albert R. Pierce - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 30, 1923 - Pueblo - Albert R. Pierce, 65, a resident of Pueblo for forty-one years and for thirty years president of the Pierce Seed and Mercantile Company, died recently after a three weeks' illness.

Pierce, Chester L.
Chester L. Pierce – Bayfield Blade – May 5, 1916 – Boy Crushed by Steel Billets – Pueblo – Chester L. Pierce, 21, was crushed to death between two suspended billets of steel in the Minnequa steel plant. He died within a few minutes after the accident.

Pierce, Clara
Mrs. Clara Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1937 – Roach Funeral Home – Mrs. Clara Pierce, Mercy hospital, Denver, Friday. Mother of Mrs. Loretta Nessen, Denver; Mrs. Laura Chambers, Sedalia, Mo.; Mrs. Anis Bauman, Andrew, Robert I. and W. D. Poe, Belle, Mo., and W. D. Poe, Little Rock, Ark. Member of the Central Christian church and Order Eastern Star, Adah chapter, No. 34. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1937 - Services, Rouch chapel, Monday, 2. p.m., with the Rev. C. Spurgeon McClung officiating. Easter Star services, by Adah chapter No. 34, at the chapel. Interment Mountain View. The Rouch Funeral Home, Main at Fourteenth. Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1939 - Funeral Services For Clara Pierce Set for Saturday - Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Pierce, retired school teacher, will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Mesa Presbyterian church with the Rev. A. A. Panhorst, assisted by Rev. James W. F. Carman, officiating. Burial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in the family lot in Fairmont cemetery, Denver. Mrs. Pierce, a teacher in school district 20 from 1918 to 1933, died Wednesday night at her home, 308 West Grant street. She was a sister of Miss Blanche Swinchart, principal of Central grade school, where Mrs. Pierce also taught. Mrs. Pierce was born Oct. 15, 1862, in Ohio. She was educated in Somerset, Ohio, and taught there and in Nebraska and Kansas before coming to Pueblo. She held an eminent service certificate from the state.

Pierce, Clyde
Clyde Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1986 - Clyde Pierce passed away at a local hospital, Thursday, Oct. 9, 1986. Survived by his wife. Ruby Pierce, Pueblo; son, Jim Pierce, Pueblo; grandsons, Michael Pierce, Arlington, Texas; and Mark Pierce, Pueblo. Also survived by three great-granddaughters; brothers, Jack Pierce, Sedalia, Mo.; and Dee Pierce, Elgin, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born May 19, 1900, in Roxten, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring after 35 years of service as manager of the shoe department at Montgomery Ward. Private graveside service will be held.

Pierce, Dallas John
Dallas John Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2001 - Dallas John Pierce, of Anaheim, California left his earthly home Dec. 12, 2001. Dallas was born July 23,1931 to Virginia and William E. Pierce of Pueblo, CO. He attended Centennial High School where he excelled as a cross country runner graduating in 1949. As a member of the Colorado National Guard, he served in a tank battalion in Korea at the commencement of the Korean War. Prior to departure he married Celene Chinn, a graduate of Centennial High School, with the couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 2001. As a couple they traveled extensively abroad. Dallas graduated as a mechanical engineer from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas working for Collins Radio and residing in Dallas, Texas for a number of years. In 1976 the family moved to Anaheim, California where Dallas became Project Manager for Rockwell International. His work took him abroad frequently to Europe, Australia, and Iran. He retired from Rockwell in 1996 where he earned a reputation of being an honest and fair man who would not ask any employee to do anything he would not do himself He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Surviving him are his wife Celene Pierce, daughters Dallene, Celaine, and Dellanie, granddaughters Alyssa, and Whitney, mother Virginia I. Pierce of Canon City, Co. and sister Rosemary Foster of Pueblo, CO. as well as numerous other relatives. Dallas was preceded in death by his father Wm. E. Pierce May 30,1987. Interment was Dec. 16, 2001 at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, 2303 S Manchester Ave., Anaheim California, 92802. In memory of Dallas and in honor of his life, contributions are being made to: The Heart Transplant Program at UCLA 924 Westwood Blvd. Suite 825 Los Angeles CA. 90095

Pierce, Emily Virginia
Emily Virginia Pierce - Albuquerque Journal – February 19, 2003 - Emily Virginia Pierce, a resident of Albuquerque since the early 1940's, died on February 16, 2003. She was born in Pueblo, CO to Noble and Nelle Davis Reeve. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack S. Pierce in 1985 and brothers, Hank Richard and Jim Reeve. Survivors include her son, Guy Pierce and wife, Laura of Albuquerque, NM and two grandchildren, Sean Pierce and wife, Danielle and Adrienne Pierce, all of Albuquerque. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at Sunrise Funeral Options, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19 at Chapel of Sunrise with Chaplain Richard Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010

Pierce, Jeremiah N.
Jeremiah “Jerry” N. Pierce – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – January 8, 1917 – Jere N. Pierce Dies In Pueblo – Was One of Pioneer Live Stock Men of State, and Lived for Many Years in Leadville – Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 1. – J. N. Pierce, prominent cattleman of Leadville and Denver, died in a Pueblo hospital today after an illness of several weeks. The death in Pueblo at Clark's Wells yesterday of Jeremiah N. Pierce, pioneer Leadville cattleman, chief organizer of the famous Pierce-Reef Cattle company which grazed herds all over western Colorado and Wyoming and former Lake county commissioner and Leadville alderman, carried to the great vanguard of pioneers one of Colorado's foremost builders. Old friends of the veteran cattleman who was 68 years old, knew of his serious sickness at Pueblo and had learned that death was imminent. Members of the Mt. of the Holy Cross Commandery No. 5, Knights Templar, in which he retained membership, sent him Christmas greetings in the way of roses which were taken to his sick room on Christmas Eve. Other local friends also sent their holiday greetings, knowing that it might prove to be their last opportunity. Mr. Pierce had been failing in health for a number of years. About fifteen years ago he was held up and robbed in a caboose of a cattle train on which he was tending cattle on the way to market, and was severely beaten when he put up resistance. This serious outcome of the holdup in the Minturn railroad yards, Eagle county, was believed by his friends and family to be the breaking point in his usual good health. He never fully enjoyed perfect physical condition after that occurrence. During the last year his health had failed rapidly. When he visited old associates in Leadville early last fall, he complained that he was not so strong as formerly and could not stand much exertion. Several weeks ago he underwent a surgical operation at a Salida hospital in hopes that it would remedy the kidney and kindred ailments which affected him. As soon as he was able he was taken to the hospital at Clark's Wells, where he died yesterday. Mrs. Pierce, their daughter and two sons, all former Leadville residents, had been with him constantly during the holidays. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. Jeremiah N. Pierce, known throughout the west as “Jerry” Pierce, was born in Monticello, Wayne county, Kentucky, on May 21 (?), 1848. Three years later his parents settled on a farm in Wayne county, Iowa, where Pierce on reaching school age attended the public schools. In 1871 he went to St. Louis and for two years was employed as collector for Dr. A. Coyle. His advent in Colorado was dated February 24, 1873, when he came to Fremont county and engaged in a cattle business which occupied him there until 1882. In the latter year(s) Mr. Pierce moved to Leadville and soon engaged in a wholesale butcher and meat business, enlarging it and branching out into the cattle raising business. He became one of the foremost residents of Leadville, and in 1886 was elected as city alderman from the First ward, a position he held one term. In November, 1888, he was elected a member of the board of county commissioners and served out the one term. His marriage took place on April 29, 1884, his wife being Emma K. Davis of Pueblo county. In the early days here Mr. Pierce was associated with the wholesale meat business in the firm of Pierce, Hasley & Co. Later when he decided on branching out more extensively into cattle raising, he was the principal in the organization of the Pierce-Reef Cattle Co., which soon became the largest and foremost cattle outfit in the west with herds roaming all of the western slope in Routt, Grand, Rio Blanco and Summit counties and in southern Wyoming. The big outfit bought and owned ranches in most of these counties, tho maintaining its chief headquarters at the Pierce ranch on the Bear river. Several years ago Mr. Pierce bought out the Reef interests in the famous company and became the sole owner of its extensive possessions. He continued active management of the company interests until two years ago when ill health advised lessening of his activities. He sold all of the land and livestock holdings at that time to the Clayton and Mairnam company and retired to his city home in Denver. Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife, a married daughter, Edna, Albert and Horace, who was graduated from the University of Colorado last June. All live in Denver. During the family's residence in Leadville their home was at Spruce and West Seventh streets in the dwelling now occupied by Adam S. Sharp, bookkeeper of the Leadville Water company.

Pierce, Joan
Joan Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 1987 - Joan Pierce, born June 25, 1914, passed away May 21, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by daughter, Becky Magnuson, and two grandchildren, John and Stacey Magnuson, all of Kansas; sisters, Sarah DeCarlo, Ann (Louis) Giordano, Celia Champlain, brother, Joe Todaro, all of Pueblo; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Pierce, John T.
John T. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - John T. Pierce, 77, passed away Oct. 26, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Mae E. Pierce, Dec. 11, 1997. Survived by his daughters, Judi (Doug) Davis, Jeannie (Ed) McCarthy- grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer) McCarthy, Patrick McCarthy, Becky McCarthy, Jeffrey Davis- great-grandson, Nathan McCarthy- sister, Lee (Bill) O'Neil- and several good friends and neighbors. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Pierce, Mae Elizabeth
Mae Elizabeth "Betty" Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1997 - Mae Elizabeth "Betty" Pierce, 73, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 1997. Survived by her husband of 50 years, John Pierce- children, Judi (Doug) Davis, Jeannie (Ed) McCarthy. Also survived by grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer), Patrick, Jeffrey, Becky- great-grandson, Nathan- and brother, Harry (Harriet) Nielson. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Family visitation, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association in her memory.

Pierce, Mark Lynn
Mark Lynn Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Mark Lynn Pierce, resident of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 30, 1987. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ and BPOE Elks Lodge No. 90. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Pierce of the family home; one daughter, Melissa Lynn Pierce, also of the family home; his father, James Pierce of Pueblo; and mother and stepfather, Nadine and Gene Lindberg, also of Pueblo; one brother, J. Michael (Sue) Pierce of Arlington, Texas; parents-in-law, Don and Earlene Finto; several brothers and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southwest Church of Christ with Leroy Finto officiating.

Pierce, Preston E.
Preston E. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2006 - Preston E. Pierce, 81, passed away in Pueblo, March 19, 2006. Service in Gordon, Neb.

Pierce, Robert D.
Dr. Robert D. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1997 - Dr. Robert D. Pierce, 64, passed away on Aug. 28, 1997. Survived by his daughter, Jennifer Pierce of Minneapolis, Minn. - and his son, Robert Pierce of Boone. Predeceased by his wife, Judith, who passed away Oct. 26, 1995. He practiced medicine in Pueblo since 1960, first as the county physician, and later, after training at Heinz V.A. and Northwestern University in Chicago, as an Ophthalmologist with Dr. William Hopkins and Dr. Jay Tonne. His great love outside of work was tennis. He won many national tennis tournaments and most recently coached the County High Tennis Team. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dr. Pierce's memory to the Endowment Fund for the Pueblo YMCA, in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo.

Pierce, Sally E.
Sally E. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2000 - Sally E. Pierce, 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Vernon O. "Biddy" Pierce in 1983. Survived by two daughters, Darla (Bob) Valliere, Denver, and Mary Lou Wright, Pueblo, and son, Vernon L. (Meg) Pierce of New York. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pierce was a leader for the Girl Scouts, a Sunday school teacher, served on the Community Welfare Board and Mental Health Board, was a lifetime chairman for the Red Cross, a member of the League of Women Voters, worked on the election board for the Republican Party and was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for 60 years. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Pierce, Virginia
Virginia Isabella Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2002 - Virginia Isabella Pierce Virginia Isabella Pierce, 88, left her earthy home Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 13, 1913, she remained a Colorado resident her entire life. Preceded in death by parents; husband, William E. Pierce; and son, Dallas J. Pierce. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and William Foster; adopted son, Charlie Hayes; daughter-in-law, Celene Pierce; grandchildren, Scott Kraemer, Kimberly Engleking, Dallene Pierce, Delaine McIntyre, Dellanie Fragnoli; and great-grandchildren, Trent Engleking, Whitney McIntyre and Alyssa Fragnoli. Virginia was active in the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 24, the DAR Marion Chapter, the Harmony Rebecca Chapter and White Shrine of Jerusalem, all of Canon City, Colo., for the last 10 years and previously in the above Pueblo organizations. She belonged to the First Methodist Church of Canon City where she was a choir member. She was active in the Republican Party, both locally and statewide and was a sustaining member. She served as an officer in the various fraternal organizations and was presented with The Rose Medallion from the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star as a symbol of the highest acclaim for outstanding service within the community and the O.E.S. She was a prolific poet receiving numerous awards from the International Association of Poets and in 2001 published a book of poetry entitled "Mountain Musings" encompassing a lifetime of poetry. As a young woman she worked tirelessly in scouting with Cubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, as well as with the Rainbow Girls, and De Molay Boys. For many years she was a Sunday school teacher, active in PTA's and her home was a haven for numerous young people. She and her husband were avid square dancers. Her intense sense of patriotism led her to work at the Army Depot in Pueblo as well as teaching women's first aid during World War II. She will be sadly missed by family and friends and remembered in her later years for the acceptance of circumstance without complaint. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth, Pueblo, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Progressive Care Center, 1338 Phay Ave., Canon City, CO 81212.

Pierce, William
William Pierce - Blue Valley Times - August 30, 1912 - Struck on the head by a spring from an air cylinder, William Pierce, twenty-three years of age, an air man on the Santa Fe railroad, was probably fatally injured at Pueblo.

Pierce, William E.
William E. Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1987 - William E. Pierce, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away May 30, 1987. Mr. Pierce was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Pueblo Masonic Lodge No. 17, where he was chaplain, Scottish Rites, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Odd Fellows No. 8, Past Nobel Grand for Odd Fellows Encampment No. 24, Eastern Star Chapter No. 7, Cactus Rebecca No. 24. He was also a member of Pueblo Diesel Control, precinct chairman for precinct No. 18 and was involved in various square dance clubs. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Pierce of the family home; son, Dallas (Celene) Pierce of Anaheim, Calif.; daughter, Rosemary (William) Foster of Santa Fe, N.M.; five grandchildren, and one nephew, Conrad Beurman. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Phil Green of the Bethel United Methodist Church officiating. Masonic and Odd Fellows chapel services will also be held. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside honors conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 17. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Pierce, William Franklin
William Franklin Pierce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - William F. Pierce, age 73 years, passed away at Springfield, Colo. on his return trip home from Borger, Tex., Friday, October 25. He is survived by his wife and four children, G. C. Pierce and Mrs. W. M. Beurman, both of Pueblo; Frank Pierce, Borger, Tex. and W. E. Pierce of La Junta, Colo.; four sisters; Mrs. Josie Helm, Mrs. Belle Hull, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Alice Pierce of Stillwater, Okla., and Mrs. Levina McCalaster, of Thompson, Utah; one brother, James Pierce of Stillwater, Okla. Mr. Pierce was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge of New Kirk, Okla. The body will arrive in Pueblo Saturday and will be cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Pieren, Mary
Mary Pieren - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Mary Pieren, 61, born March 18,1941, in La Veta, Colo., passed away Sept. 16, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Predeceased by her mother, Rose Martinez Vallejos, Aug. 24, 2002; and her grandparents who raised her, Feliz and Paul Martinez. Mary enjoyed family gatherings and her precious grandchildren. Survived by her husband, Luis C.D. Pieren; children, Allan (Karen) Pieren and Diana (Mario) Medina; grandchildren, Liana, Adriana and Alex; siblings, Ross Martinez, Lee (Millie) Martinez, Marty (Juanita) Martinez, Reynold (Evele) Martinez, Wayne (Carla) Garcia, Anthony Garcia, Michael (Jan)Vallejos, Paula Romero, Fran Vialpando, Evelyn (Duane) Yingling, Jeannie (Andrew) Mascarenas, Debbie (Ben) Finn; and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Anne Catholic Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass.

Pierotti, Albert
Albert Pierotti - Huerfano World - December 17, 1998 - Albert Pierotti of Boulder City, NV, died December 5, 1998. He was 89. Mr. Pierotti lived in Walsenburg and worked in the mines in the area for several years. Through the years he lived in Helper, UT, Truth or Consequences, NM, and Boulder City. He is survived by his wife Ruth, Boulder City; a daughter, Gloria Ruffini, Truth or Consequences, NM; a son Vic Pierotti, Helper, UT; two sisters, Virginia Bartalussi and Julia Supancic, Walsenburg; three brothers Steve Pierotti, Walsenburg, Mack Pierotti, Salt Lake City, UT, and Louis Pierotti, Los Alamos, NM.

Pierotti, Anna
Anna Mae Pierotti - La Veta Signature - January 9, 1992 - Mrs. Anna Mae Pierotti, 74, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, January 4, at the local hospital. Mrs. Pierotti had been ill for nine years after suffering a stroke. Mrs. Pierotti was born February 24, 1917 at Maitland to John and Veronica Micor. She attended Walsenburg schools. As a young girl she had worked for Joe Bain. She was married to Steve Pierotti on September 24, 1939. Before her illness, she had been a member of Civic League and the Ladies Elks Auxiliary. A Jehovah's Witness, Mrs. Pierotti is survived by her husband, Steve, Walsenburg; a son Robert, La Veta; and a daughter, Marlene Hudran, Walsenburg; a brother, Henry Micor, Denver; four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, January 6, at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel with Mr. Larry Pochardt officiating. Pall Bearers were Edgar DeVan, Clarence Morey, Charles Weir, Chuck Choin, Ken Gile and Kevin Pochardt. Interment was at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Pierpont, Henry
Henry Pierpont - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1909 - Oldest Registered Voter in the State Passes Away. Henry Pierpont, aged 97 years and said to be the oldest registered voter in the state, died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Harris, 714 east Abriendo Avenue. Mr. Pierpont is survived by fifty-five descendants and was the father of thirteen children, six of whom are now living and are residents of Pueblo. One of his descendants is a great-great-grandchild, who lives in Seattle. Physically Mr. Pierpont was a remarkable man. He was hale and hearty until four weeks ago, when he fell and dislocated one of his hips. His extreme age was against him and he never recovered from the effects of the accident. Mr. Pierpont never needed glasses and until almost the day of his death he was able to read newspaper print without artificial aid. He had also never lost a tooth. Until five years ago Mr. Pierpont followed his usual occupation that of the transfer business. On election days he was a familiar figure, as he was proud of the fact that he was Pueblo's oldest voter and never lost an opportunity to cast his ballot. Mr. Pierpont was born in Baltimore, Md., March 21, 1812. When an infant of 14 months he was taken by his parents to Zanesville, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He was married there to Miss Catherine Mosher, Aug. 13, 1837. His wife died May 4, 1897, in Pueblo. In 1853 Mr. Pierpont moved to Missouri, where he remained during the greater part of the Civil War. He served in Company D, Second Missouri State Militia, as he was then past the active service age. In 1863 he went to Wyandotte, KS, where he lived for many years, and in 1881 came to Pueblo. In this city twenty-two years ago, Mr. and Mrs., Pierpont celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Pierpont had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harris. He is survived by the following six sons and daughters, all of who reside in Pueblo: N. B. Pierpont, H. W. Pierpont, Mrs. H. P. Lull, Mrs. H. Shepler, Mrs. S. C. Young and Mrs. A. L. Harris. His other descendants are twenty grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Harris, 714 east Abriendo Avenue and will be under the auspices of the G.A.R., which is the only order to which Mr. Pierpont belonged. Rev. Milton Fish, pastor of the Mesa Baptist church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in the G.A.R. plot at the North Side cemetery. [Editor's Note: Headstone online at:

Pierson, Howard F.
Howard F. Pierson - Golden Colorado Transcript - July 10, 1901 – Howard F. Pierson, for some time a resident of Golden, was committed to the insane asylum last week. Golden Colorado Transcript 7-31-1901 – A report was current some days since that Mrs. Pierson was of the opinion that her husband, who died at the insane asylum, had been foully dealt with. This rumor Mrs. Pierson denied in a letter to the Denver Republican.

Pierson, Margaret Mae
Margaret Mae Pierson - Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - Mrs. Margaret Mae Pierson, 83, of Walsenburg, died Saturday Aug. 15, 1987, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she was admitted Friday. Mrs. Pierson had surgery about three weeks ago. Born in the Ingelville Coal Camp, near Trinidad, Dec. 25, 1903, she was reared in the camp and in Trinidad. When her father became employed at Walsen Camp in 1916, she came to Walsenburg. She met and married Charles 0. Pierson, who died in 1966. Mr. Pierson worked in the coal mines for CF&I and when he suffered a disabling heart attack, Mrs. Pierson went to work for A.A. Marshall at the Kirkpatrick Hotel as night clerk and later in the coffee shop. After a few years, she then went to work for Marie Lunis at the Little Pig Inn until her retirement in 1961. She moved to Denver in 1965 when her husband was hospitalized. In 1971, she returned to Walsenburg where she made her home. Mrs. Pierson was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Naomi Chapter No. 14, Order of Eastern Star of which she was a past matron. Survivors include two daughters, Carrie Glenn Rogers and Patty Lou Purdy, Walsenburg; a sister, Carrie Young, Seattle WA; four grandchildren, five great-grandsons, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday at Boies Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Pietrakas, Keriakas
Kerikas Pietrakas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Keriakas Pietrakas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Keriakas Pietrakas: Greek, age 26, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Pifko, Ronald A.
Ronald A. Pifko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2006 - Ronald A. Pifko, 64, passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside on June 14, 2006. Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Patricia; daughter, Deborah (Ross) Medina, Terice (Jack) Acord and Susan (Patrick) Abernathy; grandchildren, Sarah, Nicole, Katie, Ben, Emily, Anne and Alex, all of whom fondly remember him as "Bucka." Viewing, 10 to 2 p.m. Friday, with graveside service, 3 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

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