Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Frances Placencia-Abeyta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 2, 2001, in Pueblo. Frances was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Marathon, Texas. Frances is survived by two sons; one daughter; two brothers; and two sisters. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at 421 Veta following the service.
Douglas Plagman – Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1997 - Douglas Plagman, 70, passed away Nov. 29, 1997. Survived by his wife, Mary Plagman of the family home- children, Linda Kay Tiffany of Pueblo, Carol (Dave) LoSapio of Fort Collins, Kenneth Douglas (Merry) Plagman of Pueblo and Ronald Lewis Plagman of Pueblo- brothers, Gary Plagman of California and Ford Kime of Arizona- sister, Nancy Schiffer of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jennifer, Casey and Sara- great-grandchildren, Jacob and Keyauna. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Plagman and sister, Eloise VanDyke. Born July 30, 1927, in Ovid, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and was a life member of the VFW Post No. 61. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and also liked working with his hands. Mr. and Mrs. Plagman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15, 1997. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Home Health Care Service at Parkview Hospital, through the funeral home office. The family would like to thank the nurses from Parkview Home Care, especially Linda, Flora, Terry and Susan, for making his last few days with us so special. Also, to Dr. Grossman and Dr. Stachler for their dedicated services over the past years. A special thank you to Kathy Guagliardo for being there for us during his final moments.
Plant, Lois A.
Lois A. Plant – Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 2006 - Lois A. Plant, 84, was born April 26, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo., and passed away at the Villa Pueblo Pavilion on Oct. 4, 2006, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Plant; parents, Albert S. and Bessie H. Caldwell; and brother, Hubert L. “Bud” Caldwell. Survivors include her children, Jane E. Decker, Pueblo, and C. Michael Plant, Carbondale, Colo.; granddaughters, Cyndie J. Decker, Pueblo, Cory L. (Bill) Rose, Basalt, Colo., and Lindsay J. Plant, Denver; special niece and nephew, Shari and Jack Schantz, Greeley, Colo.; and good friend, Lois Sodamann. Lois attended Pueblo Community College after Carl's death and earned her LPN degree. She worked at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on the coronary care unit until her retirement. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.
Jack Plantz - Walsenburg World-Independent - January 31, 1944 - Jack Plantz, operator of a barber shop at 105 West Sixth Street for the past number of years, was found dead in his shop at 8:45 this morning. Death was due to a heart attack, according to Huerfano County Coroner Dan Unfug, who investigated. The body was found by Sam Hobeika of this city, who went to the shop this morning as was his custom. Investigation showed that Plantz was seized as he was shaving in front of the mirror. He lived upstairs in the Safeway building. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. G. Wical of Long Beach, Calif., and by one son, Roy W. Plantz of Camp Adair, Ore. Funeral arrangements will be made later, pending word from relatives, it is announced. Walsenburg World-Independent - February 2, 1944 - Funeral services for John Henry Plantz, who died here early Monday, will be held in Pueblo from the Rouch mortuary, with arrangements to be announced later. The body was taken there this afternoon. He was born in New York, and died here at the age of 60. He had been a resident of Walsenburg for the past nine years, coming here from La Junta. Survivors are his wife, Dora, of Pueblo; one daughter, Esther Wical of Long Beach, Calif.; one son, Roy W. Plantz of Camp Adair, Ore., and two sisters and five brothers, all residents of Burkhardt, N. Y. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Huerfano World - February 3, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1944: Jack Plantz died of a heart attack at his barber shop at 105 West Sixth Street.
Plath, Edith M.
Edith M. Plath - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2001 - Edith M. Plath of Pueblo West, formerly of Corvallis, Ore., passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. Edith was a longtime member of P.E.O. and enjoyed sewing and reading. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Clarence V. Plath. She is survived by her children, Joel (Kathy) Plath, David (Sue) Plath and Jane Plath; and four grandchildren. Memorial service will be at a later date in Corvallis, Ore.
Helen Platt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2005 - Helen Platt, 88, passed away Dec. 7, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, John H. Platt; children, John (Jacquie) Platt, Joyce (Nile) Scott; grandchildren, John A. Platt, Kimberly Scott and Brian (Anne) Scott; great-grandchildren, Dane and Rylan Scott; former daughter-in-law, Connie Platt; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Helen's family and friends were the joy in her life and she loved spending time with them. She will be sadly missed by everyone. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in Helen's memory to the American Heart Association or to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Loretha "Lori" Plemmons - Coloradoan - April 24, 2006 - Loretha "Lori" Stacy Plemmons, wife, mother and grandmother, was born at home, on Dec. 29, 1922, in Comanche County, near Lawton, Okla. According to her diaries, it was a cold night, and her father, Archie William Stacy, and the men chopped wood, while Grandmother Roberson and the women tended to her mother, Hattie Florence Roberson Stacy. Lori attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla., and worked in a shipyard in Richmond, Calif., during World War II. On May 15, 1944, she married her childhood sweetheart, Buford Plemmons, at the Holy City Chapel, Lawton, Okla., while he was home on leave. In 1947, they migrated to Colorado, living first in Rye, where she taught shorthand and typing; Swink (1950), where she tutored Iranian students attending Otero Junior College; and Haxtun (1959), where she worked as a nurse aide. In 1966, they moved to Fort Collins where she worked at Poudre Valley Hospital as a medical records technician. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Chapter FM of the PEO Sisterhood and many other organizations. She is honored and loved by her family and friends, including husband, friend and sweetheart of 83 years, Buford Plemmons; daughter, Rita Ann Bee; son and daughter-in-law Stacy and Nancy Plemmons, all of Fort Collins, and son and daughter-in-law, Kerry and Gail Plemmons of Denver; grandchildren, Beth Bee of State College, Pa., Kelly Bee of Denver, Laura Rickoff of Boulder, Kris Plemmons of Breckenridge and Ryan Plemmons of Denver; and her sister, Imogene Taliferro, of Lawton, Okla. On Aug. 5, 2005, in her diary she said "For the first time I dreamed of Heaven. It was so vivid - as I entered Heaven there was my mother, dad and sister Avis (Stacy Cranfield) waiting for me. What a glorious reunion it was!" A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St., followed by a private family burial Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, PEO Chapter FM, or Kiwanis Poudre Golden K, in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524, who are handling all arrangements.
Plese, James Allen
James Allen Plese - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2004 - James Allen Plese. Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? On Aug. 16, 2004, James Allen Plese passed away. His family only can hope that he has finally found peace. Survived by his loving wife, Patti; daughters, Jamie and Marissa; two sons-in-law; four grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Turning Points Detox Center, 509 E. 13th St., Pueblo, CO, 81001. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Age: 65.
Plese, Mary E.
Mary E. Plese - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1999 - Mary E. Plese, 93, passed away Feb. 2, 1999. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Church. Survived by sons, Elliott (Kay) Plese, James (Patti) Plese- and daughter, Charlotte (Fred) McConnell- 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, 2 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice in memory of Mrs. Plese.
Steven Plumhoff - Albuquerque Journal – December 10, 2003 - Major Steven Plumhoff, a resident of Albuquerque, was killed while serving his Country in the War on Terrorism on November 23, 2003. He is survived by his wife of ten years Yvette LaPointe of Albuquerque; son, Gavyn Ruark Plumhoff of Albuquerque; mother, Hannalore Lode of Pueblo West, Colorado and father, Karl-Heinz Plumhoff also of Pueblo West Colorado; sister, Carola Plumhoff of Plainfield, New Jersey. Steven served as a Major in the United States Air Force with the 551st Special Operations Squadron. Memorial Funeral will be held on Friday, December 12, 2003 at Kirtland Air Force Base. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made for his son to the G. R. Plumhoff Trust c/o Tim LaPointe 3509 Briar Field Blvd. Maumee, Ohio 43537. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
Plumlee, Merlyn Kester
Merlyn Kester Plumlee - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 3, 2007 - November 10, 1951 - October 29, 2007 Merlyn Plumlee passed away after a two year long battle with cancer, he was born in Colorado Springs, CO and graduated from Palmer High School, class of 1969. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo, CO. Merlyn started his career involvement with motorcycles, at the age of 14, working for Mr. Bill Brokaw, at Bill Brokaw Motorcycles, (Motor City Yamaha), and racing in the AMA Dirt Track Series. After graduating from college, Merlyn started with Honda of America, in the Honda Racing Corp. (HRC) as a mechanic, building race motorcycles for the AMA Superbike Road Racing Series. Merlyn also worked for Team Muzzy Kawasaki and in World Superbike Series for Team Rumi in Italy. He returned to American Honda (HRC) and became one of the top and most respected "Superbike Mechanics" in the world. Over his career, Merlyn had won "7 AMA Superbike Series Championship Titles"! Merlyn also loved to fish and was an up and coming force in bicycle cyclo-cross in Southern CA before his passing. He is survived by his wife, Marta (Kennedy), of San Pedro, CA, sister Bertha George, Nephews, B.J. Ondo, Bob Brazee, Chuck David of Colorado Springs, CO and USAF Major, Jerry Stonecipher, serving in Kuwait. Brother, Bob George of Joplin, MO., Nephew, Rusty George and Niece, April Southard. Merlyn was preceded in death by both his parents. Memorial services to be held in San Pedro, CA on November 9th, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the "American Cancer Society" at www.cancer.org.
Bea Plummer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1987 - Bea Plummer died July 5, 1987, and Al Plummer died Jan. 23, 1987. Survived by children, Ralph (Candy) Plummer, Parker, Janet (Lonnie) Eidson, Pueblo West; grandchildren, Christopher Plummer, Emelie and Logan Eidson; and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Prairie Avenue Baptist Church, Pueblo.
Plunkett, Howard C.
Howard C. Plunkett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Howard C. Plunkett, 60, of Coolidge, Kan., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at the Syracuse Wesleyan Church, Syracuse, Kan. Burial in the Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Nazarene Church in Holly, and from 5-8 p.m. today at the Wesleyan Church in Syracuse, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund.
Plunkett, Mary Jones
Mary Jones Plunkett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Mary Jones Plunkett, age 92, passed away March 24, 1999. Survived by nephew, Robert (LaVona) Sabott, Pueblo, Colo., and niece, Vermadel (George) Gibson, Portland, Ore. Also survived by great-nephew, Kerry B. (Mary) Sabott, Pueblo, Colo.- great-nieces, Sherry (Gary) Drew, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dorrine Marshall of California- and great-great-nephew and niece, Brett and Kerry Elizabeth Sabott. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Plunkett in 1984-brother, John Jones- and sisters, Jane Sabott and Laura Pitcock. Mrs. Plunkett was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish and the National and Colorado Education Association. She taught school in District #60 for 40 years, retiring from Keating Junior High School. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers
Plunkett, Minnie Beatrice
Minnie Beatrice Plunkett - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 14, 1988 - Minnie Beatrice Plunkett, 90, of Pueblo died Sunday in Pueblo. She had been a dental technician. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Plunkett was born Jan. 20, 1898, in Colorado Springs, to Charlie and Leota (Vickroy) Beamon. She had lived in Canon City and Penrose for many years. Mrs. Plunkett was a member of Eastern Star Canon City Chapter 21, White Shrine Order of Amaranth and the Honored Ladies of Al Kaly Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McLaughlin. Mrs. Plunkett is survived by a stepson; two stepdaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews including Arlo G. Beamon of Pueblo. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, June, three brothers and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Al Kaly Temple, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo 81002.
Plute, Irene Rose
Irene Rose Plute - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2003 - Irene Rose Plute. Born Feb. 22, 1922 to March 20, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Jake Plute; parents, John and Rose Yaklich; and brother, John A. Yaklich Jr. Survived by sister, Evelyn Lockwood, Torrance, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Marlys Yaklich, of California, Brian (Mary) Yaklich and Dianna Yaklich, both of Littleton, Colo., Rochelle (Jim) Quackenbush, Grand Junction, Colo., Grant (Heidi) Yaklich, Fort Collins, Colo., Steve (Joanie) Lockwood and David (Sharon) Lockwood, both of Torrance, Calif., and David (Jan) Pecararo of Denver, Colo. Also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews; aunts, Mary Gorshe and Velma (Tony) Cortese; and sister-in-law, Elsie Pecararo. Irene was a member of St. Therese of Vineland Parish and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE). Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or St. Mary Church.
Plute, Jake J.
Jake J. Plute - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Jake J. Plute, age 86, passed away March 14, 2000. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene R. Plute; brother, Joseph Plute; sister, Elsie (Tony) Pecoraro, all of Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Lockwood, Torrance, Calif. Also survived by very special nieces and nephews, Marlys Yaklich, San Pedro, Calif., Brian (Mary) Yaklich, Lakewood, Colo., Dianna Yaklich, Littleton, Colo., Rochelle (Jim) Quackenbush, Grand Junction, Colo., Grant (Heidi) Yaklich, Fort Collins, Colo., David (Jan) Pecoraro, Parker, Colo., Steven (Joannie) Lockwood, and David (Sharon) Lockwood, all of Torrance, Calif.; as well as 14 grandnieces and grandnephews. Mr. Plute served in the U.S. Army during World War II and returned with a disability. Upon his return he was employed at the PAD, retiring at age 62. Jake was co-owner with his wife Irene in Jake and Irene's Grocery in Vineland. He was a life member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), St. Therese of Vineland and St. Mary Church, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Sunday, 6 p.m., scripture service and interment, Monday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food. Contributions may be made to St. Mary Prayer Garden Fund or St. Therese of Vineland Maintenance Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. All contributions will be accepted at the funeral home.
Plute, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Plute - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Joseph A. Plute, age 85, born on March 18, 1915, to Jake and Josephine Plute in Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 23, 2000. He is survived by his sister, Elsie Pecoraro, and brother-in-law, Tony Pecoraro, Pueblo; nephews, David A. Pecoraro, Parker, Colo., and Nicholas S. Pecoraro, Aurora, Colo.; niece, Anne-Marie Birdsall, Arvada, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Irene (Jake) Plute; as well as numerous other relatives. Mr. Plute entered the Armed Forces on April 10, 1941, and was in the Western Pacific and Philippine Islands campaigns, where he received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Joe is remembered for his passion for sports and was an avid bowler. "Lemo," as he was known by most of his friends, was a loving, caring and giving man. Rosary, Monday, June 26, 2000, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, June 27, 2000, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Plutt, Edith Mary
Edith Mary Snedec Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2002 - Edith Mary Snedec Plutt, affectionately known as “Grano,” born June 5, 1910, in Pueblo, passed away April 24, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Mayer Snedec; husband, Victor J. Plutt; brothers, John, Joseph, Anthony, Edward; sisters, Anna Subotich, Rose Stocker. Survived by three sons, Victor (Charlotte), Robert (Virginia) and Donald (Charlene) Plutt; sister, Josephine Bond; and sister-in-law, Catherine Vider; grandchildren, Jennifer (Victor) Tenorio, Greg (Lisa) Plutt, Kristi Plutt, Laurie Plutt, Celine (Darick) D'Ercole, Lynn (Grant) Covington, Vicki (Doug) McGraw, Don (Katy) Plutt, Kerrie (Rocky) Keck; great-granddaughters, Jordyn Keck and Molli McGraw; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Edith was a lifelong resident of the Grove. She was a member of Mount Carmel Church. Edith was dedicated to her family and helping others. She was a great cook and a gracious hostess who loved family gatherings. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday evening. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Mount Carmel Church, 421 Clark St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Grace (Parlapiano) Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2004 - Grace (Parlapiano) Plutt, 85, passed away May 6, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 26, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to James and Catherine Parlapiano, who preceded her along with her husband, Tony Plutt; five brothers and two sisters. Survived by her brother, Mike (Pearl) Parlapiano; sisters, Marie Corsentino and Rose (Maurice) Conway; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Plutt, John W.
John W. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2001 - John W. Plutt, age 87, went to be with the Lord Nov. 2, 2001. John was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Crested Butte, Colo., and was a resident of Pueblo for the past 49 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Plutt; sister, Mary Queen; and brother, Tony Plutt. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen M. Plutt; son, John D. (Sara) Plutt, Pueblo West; daughter, Deborah (John) Anderson, Trinidad; grandchildren, Sarah (Brandon) Anderson-Hall, Crested Butte; Luke Anderson, Greeley; Cassandra and Tiffany Plutt, Henderson, Nev.; Mariah and Kason Plutt, Littleton; brothers, Joseph (Jane) Plutt, Arvada, Martin (Elsie) Plutt, Pueblo; sister, Ann (Calvin) Hurst, Rollinsville; sisters-in-law, Ruth Gornick, Lillian Gornick and Grace Plutt, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. John was a veteran of WWII, having served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal. He was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, the United Mine Workers of America and St. Joseph Lodge No. 7. He was employed by CF&I Corporation, Colorado Builders Supply and Abex Corporation, where he retired in 1980. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He valued his family above all else. Viewing, Monday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception following interment at Our Lady of the Meadows Parish Hall. In lieu of food, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Building Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Plutt, Martin J.
Martin J. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2001 - Martin J. Plutt, 81, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 27, 1920, in Crested Butte, Colo., to Joseph and Anna Plutt, who preceded him; along with a sister, Mary Queen; and brothers, John and Tony Plutt. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Elsie Plutt; children, Janice (Gary) Mehle of Pueblo, Bob Plutt of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Michael, Jenna, Brittany and Maren; brother, Joe (Jane) Plutt; sister, Ann (Cal) Hurst; sisters-in-law, Helen and Grace Plutt, brothers-in-law, Robert (Claudia) Drake and John Dragovich. Martin was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge No. 90. He retired as the manager of Widefield Supply in 1985 and also served in the Army during WWII. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick's Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Elks No. 90 Endowment Fund, 426 Santa Fe, Pueblo, CO 81003 in his memory.
Plutt, Tony L.
Tony L. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Tony L. Plutt, 84, passed away April 18, 2000. Survived by his wife, Grace Plutt; daughter, Patricia (Garland) Boies of Denver; brothers, Joseph (Jane) Plutt of Grand Junction, John (Helen) Plutt and Martin (Elsie) Plutt; and sister, Ann (Cal) Hurst of Lakewood; numerous niece and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Queen, and parents, Joseph and Ann Plutt. Tony retired from CF&I and was a lifetime member of BPOE No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Elks Endowment fund in his memory.
Plutt, Victor J.
Victor J. Plutt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1986 - Victor J. Plutt was born in Pueblo on Nov. 7, 1905, and passed away there April 21, 1986. He had been employed in the 14-inch mill at CF&I for 45 years, retiring in 1968. He had been an avid outdoorsman all his life. He is survived by his wife, Edith, to whom he had been married for 47 years; his sons, Victor E. (Charlotte) Plutt, Robert (Virginia) Plutt and Donald (Charlene) Plutt; grandchildren, Jennifer, Greg, Kristi, Laurie, Celine, Lynn, Vicky, Donald and Kerrie Plutt. Services will be held at Mt. Carmel Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery to follow.
Plymell-Newlin, Lillie Ruth
Lillie Ruth Plymell-Newlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1999 - Lillie Ruth Plymell-Newlin, 81, passed away April 16, 1999. She is survived by her son, William (Susan) Plymell- grandchildren, Terry, Tom, Elizabeth, and Katie Plymell, Perry (Eldean), Johanna Tanigawa- great-grandson, Brayden Tanigawa- and brother, Ralph Anglea of Northridge, Calif. She is preceded in death by parents, Ethel and W. P. Anglea- and daughter, Claudia Tanigawa. She was a member of White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star, Ada Chapter 34, Daughters of the American Revolution, Flower Fad Garden Club and longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. , 2 p.m. Monday, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Paul United Methodist or Faith United Methodist in her memory.
Plywell, Susan Clare
Susan Clare (Groth) Plymell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2006 - Susan Clare (Groth) Plymell, 52, passed away June 17, 2006, due to cancer. She was born on Oct. 18, 1953, to Helen and Clarence Groth. Susan's childhood home was Fort Lyon, Colo. Her father worked as a social worker at the V.A. Psychiatric Hospital, and her mother as a nurse. Susan remembered Fort Lyon as a wonderful place to grow up. There she would learn the beauty of the Southern Colorado plains and farmland, the lessons from her parents at the Psychiatric Hospital, and challenges of the mentally disabled, particularly the veterans of our country. These experiences during her childhood taught her to see an ever-present God in her life. It would not be uncommon for Susan to call her friends together to play “church." She was an honors graduate of Las Animas High School, Otero Junior College and Adams State College. Following graduation from Adams State, Susan returned to her home school district in Las Animas and taught bilingual education in the elementary grades for several years. Shortly thereafter, she returned to school to attend Iliff School of Theology in Denver. During her internship year at St. Paul in Pueblo, she met her future husband Bill Plymell. Following her final year at Iliff, she returned to Pueblo and married Bill on Dec. 27, 1981. Together they raised four children, Terry, Tom, Elizabeth and Katie. Susan served St. Paul as an intern and then as associate pastor with Rev. Bill Obaugh in 1982, and 1983. Following, Susan went on leave of absence to spend time with her growing family and then began serving the Olney Springs United Methodist Church in 1987, and continued her part-time ministry there until 1996. She was then assigned to Faith and Pueblo West United Methodist Ministry in 1996. The two congregations eventually became SonRise Church. New church ministry became a priority in Susan's life as she served the Faith and Pueblo West congregations. The ten years of her ministry with the two congregations convinced her of how important new ministry is for the life of United Methodism, and the spreading of the Christian gospel. Along with new ministry, Susan had a great concern for the children of the community and created an after school reading program called StoryTime. StoryTime eventually entered the prison system to become a ministry there. Susan learned in her early years the integrity of each individual and the gifts each person brings to the world. Susan also helped to create a sign-language choir and encouraged work in deaf ministry. Susan is survived by her husband, William Plymell; her mother, Helen Groth; brothers, John (Margo) Groth and Tim Groth; and sister, Janet (William) Orpet; children, Terry (Elena) Plymell, Tom (Wendy) Plymell, Elizabeth (Jason) Caldwell, Katie Plymell; and grandchildren, Andrew and Austen Plymell. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment, 9 a.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Veterans Court of Honor, with memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist church. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to SonRise Church Building Fund, 310 West 11th, Pueblo, CO 81003.
Poage, B. E.
B. E. "Brown" Poage - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1987 - B. E. "Brown" Poage, 86, of Fowler. Survived by wife, Elizabeth, of the home; three sons, Delmar E. (Carol) Poage of Laverne, Calif., Dale F. (Claudia) Poage, Yuma, Ariz., Thomas F. Poage of Fowler; three daughters, Freda (Olan) Jones, Rocky Ford, Polly (Loren) Seyferth, Fowler, Sue (Jerry) Watson, Pueblo; one brother, Leo Poage, Parsons, Kan.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. today, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Almanzar officiating. Burial, Fowler Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to the Fowler Ambulance Service.
Pobst, Allen J.
Allen J. Pobst - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1986 - Allen J. Pobst, Dec. 27, 1986. Husband of Adelene Pobst; father of Donald A. Pobst; brother of Merle (Alice) Pobst and Robert (Edna Lou) Pobst of Pueblo; and Papa to Gina and Jack Maroney. Uncle of Jack (Lena) Maroney, Sam Maroney, Dan (Bev) Maroney, Sharon Pobst, Bob Pobst, Rick Pobst and Julie Milne. Preceded in death by brother, Fred Pobst, and sister, Wilma Maroney. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a life member of BPO Elks 90 and a veteran of the U.S. Marines, corpsman during World War II. Mr. Pobst retired from CF&I Steel Corp. as general foreman in the 25-inch mill. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Committal, BPOE Elks 90, Mountain View. Family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity. Family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Maroney, 610 Maple.
Edda Lou Pobst – Pueblo Chieftain – October 12, 2006 - Edda Lou Pobst, 77, born Feb. 19, 1929, passed away Oct. 6, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Robert W. Pobst; and son, Rick A. Pobst. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Julie A. and Dr. Robert Milne; granddaughters, Drew (Dwaine) Espinoza, Brooke (Dr. Robert) Lieberman and Meredith Milne; great-grandson, Devon Espinoza; numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church and the Pueblo Country Club for 40 years. Edda Lou enjoyed golf and tennis and loved watching all sports. She and her husband were founders of the Rick Pobst Memorial Golf Tournament and have supported golf scholarships to CSU-Pueblo for 18 years. She worked in the president's office at CSU-Pueblo for 18 years retiring in 1985. Viewing, 10 a.m. Saturday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday; both at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Rick Pobst Memorial Foundation c/o Julie Milne, 2432 Greens Ave., Henderson, NV, 89014.
Pobst, Frederick Alfred
Frederick Alfred Pobst - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1986 - Frederick Alfred Pobst passed away in Corpus Christi, Texas, April 3, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Survived by wife, Rose M. Pobst of Portland, Texas; daughter, Carol F. Smith and son-in-law, John C. Smith of Pueblo; grandchildren, Greg Smith of Portland, Ore.; Linda Smith of Pueblo; and Lisa Smith-Hughes of Portland, Texas. Also survived by brothers, Allan (Adelaine) Pobst, Merle (Alice) Pobst, and Robert (EdaLou) Pobst; stepmother, Belva F. Pobst; aunt, Laura Schnack, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He attended Pueblo public schools and graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1938. Mr. Pobst served 20 years in the U.S. Navy and also became the first noncommissioned officer in naval history to become appointed governor of a group of territorial islands. He governed the Benin Volcano Islands, including Iwo Jima from 1950 to 1952. Public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Olinger's Mortuary, 2775 S. Broadway, in Englewood, Colo., and interment at 1 p.m., Fort Logan Military Cemetery. Friends and family will be received, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the home of John and Carol Smith, 2165 Chantala, Pueblo.
Pobst, Merle Wallace
Merle Wallace Pobst - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1994 - Merle Wallace Pobst, passed away Oct. 29, 1994. Preceded in death by his wife, Alice H. Pobst, Sept. 22, 1989. Father of Robert Allen Pobst, Denver, and Sharon Pobst, Pueblo, Grandfather of Tracy (Gerald) Trujillo, Pueblo; great-grandfather of Misty Pobst-Geonetta and Jessica Trujillo, all of Pueblo. Brother of Robert (Edda Lou) Pobst, Pueblo, and James (Ina) Pobst, Denver. Also survived by brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Rose Pobst, Denver, John (Olga) Prine, Pennsylvania, Harold (Terry) Eldridge and Rowland Eldridge, both of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pobst was employed by Mountain Bell as a supervisor, before retiring in 1981, following 37 years of service. He was a veteran of service, having served as a frogman in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was an avid golfer. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Memorial service, Tuesday, 1 p.m. George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the chapel annex following the service. They respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the Rick Pobst Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund, or the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home office.
Pobst, Robert W.
Robert W. Pobst - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Robert W. Pobst, 82, born July 21, 1922, passed away June 7, 2005. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Edda Lou Pobst; daughter, Julie (Dr. Robert) Milne; grandchildren, Drew (Dwaine) Espinoza, Brooke (Dr. Robert) Lieberman, and Meredith Milne; great-grandson, Devon Espinoza; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Rick Pobst; brothers, Allen, Fred and Merle Pobst; and sister, Wilma Maroney. Robert was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and was an avid golfer. He retired from Minnequa Bank after 40 years of service. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Rick Pobst Memorial Foundation that supports the golf program at CSU-Pueblo.
Pochon, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Pochon - Pueblo Star Journal – March 2, 1899 – Joseph J. Pochon died at the family residence, 331 Jackson street, early yesterday morning after an illness of three weeks. The deceased was born in Cugy, Canton de Fribourg, Switzerland, 5 March 1834, and had he lived until next Sunday would have been 65 years old. He came to Colorado in 1859, settling on Cherry Creek, the present site of Denver, and consequently was one of the pioneers of the state. He belonged to the Society of Colorado Pioneers, was in the famous Sand Creek Indian fights and had been prominently identified in Colorado for years. He was superintendent of lumber supplies for the Denver S. Rio Grande road, when the extension of that road was built through the Grand canon, to Salida and Leadville and had charge of the lumber mills at that time near Cotopaxi. During Governor Adams' first term he was chief engineer of the state penitentiary at Canon City. At the time of his death he was a director of the Pueblo Savings bank and was interested in other enterprises but had not been actively engaged in business for the last ten or twelve years. He was a prominent Mason, a member of Lodge No. 31 A. F. & A. M., and also of Commandery No. 3 Knights Templar. The deceased leaves a wife and one son, W. C. Pochon, to mourn his loss. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and in his death the community loses an honest, upright and respected citizen. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence, 331 Jackson street, and will be under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. E. P. Newton, pastor of Holy Trinity church, will conduct religious services at the house.
Poder, Josephine V.
Josephine V. "Babe" Poder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2005 - Josephine V. "Babe" Poder, 83, born June 27, 1921, to John and Josephine Kerns, passed away May 12, 2005. Survived by her daughters, Janette (Dan) Doran, Redmond, Wash., and Ginny (George) Kaplan, Fort Collins, Colo.; and grandchildren, Danya (Patrick) Hill, Medina, Wash., John (Shannon) Saunders, Campbell, Calif., Bryan Doran, Seattle, Wash., Kevin Doran, Los Angeles, Calif., Michael Kaplan, Denver, Colo., and Brandon Kaplan, San Diego, Calif.; also survived by her great-grandchildren, Kathryn and Taylor Hill, and Lucy Saunders; sister, Mary Tekavec; brother, Louis (Bette) Kerns; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, William Poder; son, Billy Poder; and brother, John Kerns. Josephine was a long-time member of St. Mary Church parish. She loved singing in the choir and organized monthly bus trips to Cripple Creek. She also organized monthly breakfasts for Central High School Class of 1938. Josephine was a member of ZVSA, Slovenian Union Women's Association and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid sports fan and never missed a Broncos or Rockies game. Josephine worked as a secretary in many industries and retired from School District 60. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was devoted totally to her family. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary Prayer Garden in Josephine's memory.
Eugene (Gene) Podoll - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 23, 2007 - Eugene (Gene) Podoll was born in Deer Trail, Colorado on Sept. 12, 1927, died in Sun City, AZ on Aug. 13, 2007. Gene is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maxine, of Sun City, Two daughters, Mary Kay (Raymond) of Colorado Springs, Michelle of Sun City. Four sons, Garry (Amy) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jim (Sam), Bobby (Linda) and Steve (Lisa) all of Colorado Springs. 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Doris Sabadosh of Pueblo West, and Josie Becker of Denver. A memorial Service will be held on August 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m at Pikes Peak United Methodist Church at 2927 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Amelia Poe - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 3, 2007 - "You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine" Amelia Poe, who died April 13 at the age of 93, symbolized the very best of motherhood and what it means to be a true and caring friend. She was an inspiration to everybody she knew and the many people she touched. Known to some of her friends as "Emily," she overcame polio, poverty and the early death of her husband, Everett, and her only daughter, Muriel. After her husband's sudden and unexpected death, she took in ironing and became a baby-sitter for many Colorado Springs families. She used the meager sums of money she earned to help all three of her children --Randall, Roger and Muriel-attend college. She is survived by her two sons, Randall, who lives in Long Beach, N.Y., and Roger, and his wife Mary of Morrison, Colorado, and two granddaughters, Andrea Catherine of Easton, Maryland, and Tisha of Denver, Colorado. She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Maxine. Also surviving Amelia is a devoted niece, Gretchen Trimble of Pueblo, Colorado, her husband Fred, and their children, Donald, Mark, Kimberly and Shaun, all of Pueblo. Amelia Poe was a brilliant writer, an intense reader and a superb, dedicated swimmer. For more than 45 years, she could be seen daily swimming at the Memorial Park swimming pool in Colorado Spring. A plaque outside the pool celebrates her courage with these words: "She was a swimmer for all seasons." Even as the ravages of polio, a stroke and old age began to stifle her mobility, she continued to travel with her family throughout the United States and even Europe. She attended six Super Bowls after she turned 78, as well as dozens of Broadway plays. She was a frequent museum visitor and passionate fan of live concerts. As a teenager, she and her sister, Margaret (deceased) were popular singers of gospel and other songs at events throughout El Paso County. Amelia Poe also was a letter-writer extraordinaire. As one of her friends put it: "Her letters light up my life. They are more valuable than most books I've read." Amelia's letters, which were usually sprinkled with a rich variety of clippings from newspapers and magazines, were not so much letters as messages of hope launched from the depth of her soul. Amelia Poe brought sunshine into the lives of everybody who knew her. Her memory will be cherished forever. A gravesite ceremony will be held today (May 3) at 1 PM in her honor at the Evergreen Cemetery.
Poelman, Michael J.
Michael J. Poelman - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 28, 1984 - Pueblo Man Killed as Truck Axle Hits Car - A Pueblo man was killed Thursday morning when the axle and wheels from a semi-tractor trailer truck went across the median of Interstate 25 and smashed into his compact car, Colorado Springs police said. Michael J. Poelman, 27, was pronounced dead at 7:47 a.m. at Penrose Hospital, according to police reports. The apparent cause of death was massive chest injuries, police said. Poelman was driving a blue 1978 Chevrolet Chevette. No one else was injured in the accident, Cross said. The accident occurred at 7:15 a.m. when the rear axle and wheels of the tractor came loose just north of Uintah Street as the 18-wheel truck was traveling south in the left lane. The wheels went across the center median and into the driver's door of the Chevette, Cross said. The car, which was northbound in the left lane of I-25, immediately began to roll over, he said. The driver of the truck was identified as Gary L. Eichelberger, 35, 2954 N. Nevada Ave. After losing its wheels, the truck coasted to a stop about 200 feet south of the accident. As the Chevette started to roll over, it was struck by a 1981 Toyota Corolla northbound in the right lane of I-25, Cross said. The driver of the Toyota was identified as Margaret F. Martinez, 43, 1025 Garner St. The impact from the Toyota probably didn't affect the Chevette, Cross said. Sgt. Chuck Jones, traffic supervisor, said the driver of the Chevette probably was killed by the impact of the wheels. The driver suffered a collapsed lung and other internal injuries, Jones said. "It was unfortunate," Jones said. "If the wheels had hit anywhere but right on the door, it might not have been so serious." Jones said police would examine the truck to determine what caused the wheels to come loose. He said he doubted criminal charges could be filed against anyone.
Poeppel, William E.
William E. “Pep” Poeppel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2006 - William E. “Pep” Poeppel, departed this life on May 6, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Maysville, Ky. and had lived in Pueblo since 1972. Preceded in death by his parents, sister; son, Michael, and wife, Pricilla. He is survived by his wife, Anita of the family home; son, Scott (Debbie) and granddaughter, Chelsea, of Connecticut. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Korean conflict. He worked in steel mills for 46 years, retiring in 1997, as a mechanical foreman at Oregon Steel. Anita and Scott wish to express their sincere gratitude to Bill's very special caregivers, Willie Gatza, Laura Elza and Delores Rowell. Thanks to Dr. Stephen Smith for his compassionate care. Sangre de Cristo Hospice afforded us the privilege and joy of loving and caring for Bill at home in peace and comfort until the end. Cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, please make contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of your choice. Semper Fi. Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2006 - Anita and Scott invite friends to attend a graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at the Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Poeschel, Madeline A.
Madeline A. Poeschel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 1986 - Mrs. Madeline A. Poeschel passed away at Villa Pueblo Towers Medcenter, March 4, 1986. Among her survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Mercedes Hensley, Ponca City, Okla. Services under the direction of Draper-Cannon Funeral Home, Newton, Kan.
Etta Pogorelec - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2002 - Etta Pogorelec, 90, passed away May 23, 2002. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Jake B. Pogorelec on March 31, 1987; sisters, Ruby Spray, Emma Mae Redman, Idell Smith, Alice Lavender, Naomi Allen and Blanche Ryan; and three brothers. Etta was born July 16, 1911, in Tye, Okla. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church and former member of Jolly Janes and Rebekah Lodge. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Hal Hartman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Pogorelec, Jake B.
Jake B. Pogorelec - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1987 - Jake B. Pogorelec passed away March 31, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Pogorelec of the family home; sisters-in-law, Naomi Allen and Blanche Ryan, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born July 24, 1901, in Pueblo, and had been a lifetime Pueblo area resident, having lived in Boone more than 70 years. He was a 50-year member of the SNJP Lodge. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Montgomery of Broadway Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Albert Pograjc – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Albert (Pogie) Pograjc, 86, passed away at home on Sept. 14, 2006. Al was born Oct. 31, 1919 in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Mary Pograjc; step-father, Joseph Pograjc; brother, Tony; sister, Ann Finnin; niece, Sharon Davis; in-laws, Earl and Myrtle Trimm. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Earline; son, Edward Pograjc, Pueblo; sister, Helen Hakl, Melbrae, Calif.; sister-in-law, Redell Reed, Pueblo; granddaughter, Marie Friddle; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews who loved him. Al worked in the CF&I Casting Foundry for 35 years, retiring in 1975. He loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Assoc. in his memory.
Pohlmeier, David L.
David L. Pohlmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - David L. Pohlmeier, 61, departed this life on Aug. 4, 2004. He was born on Oct. 2, 1942, in Dweese, Neb., to Alvin and Mary Pohlmeier. Preceded in death by Betty, the mother of his sons; parents; and father-in-law, Robert Pretty. David leaves to cherish his memory, his two sons, David (Teresa) Pohlmeier of Whittier, Calif., and Timothy (Diane) Pohlmeier of Colorado Springs; daughter, Susan Boaz of Estes Park, Colo.; grandchildren, Amanda Pohlmeier, Joshua Pohlmeier of Colorado Springs, Danny Calles, and Nicole Oja; great-grandchild, Jakob Oja; sisters, Darlene (Donald) Staruh and Joan (Frank) Javornik; brothers, James Pohlmeier and Robert (Donna) Pohlmeier, all of Pueblo; nieces, Terri Javornik, Judi (Guy) Hegerberg; nephews, Michael Staruh, Donald (Judy) Staruh Jr., Steven Staruh, Jerry Pohlmeier, Frank (Rose) Javornik, Edward (Sandy) Javornik, James Javornik, Chris Javornik; mother-in-law, Glendora Pretty; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and customers. David worked for E-Z Shop stores as well as 7-11, retiring in 2001 after 38 years of service. He was a devoted father and grandfather, who enjoyed being with his family. He loved camping and fishing in the great outdoors in addition to frequent travels to visit his beloved sons and occasional trips to Cripple Creek. David was a joy to be around and will be sadly missed but delightfully remembered by all who knew him. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery.
Pohlmeier, Mary A.
Mary A. Pohlmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2003 - Mary A. Pohlmeier, age 92, passed from this life on Nov. 24, 2003. Born in Deweese, Neb., on June 20, 1911, to Enos and Frances (Hlavac) Vap. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Pohlmeier, on Dec. 2, 1957; as well as her parents; and sisters, Elizabeth (George) Kucera and Rose (Joseph) Petr. Mary will watch over and guide the many loved ones whom she left to cherish her memory, including her children, Darlene (Donald) Staruh, James Pohlmeier, Robert (Donna) Pohlmeier, Joan (Frank) Javornik, and David Pohlmeier, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Michael Staruh, Donald (Judy) Staruh Jr., Steven Staruh, Jerry Pohlmeier, Judi (Guy) Hegerberg, Frank (Rose) Javornik III, Terri Javornik, Edward (Sandy) Javornik, James Javornik, Chris Javornik, David (Theresa) Pohlmeier, Tim (Diane) Pohlmeier, Susan Pohlmeier, Danny Calles and Nicole Calles. Also survived by six great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; brother, David (Loretta) Vap; sister, Alice (Everett) Rex; sisters-in-law, Norma (Joe) Beyke and Elvira Pohlmeier; brother-in-law, Vincent (Elaine) Pohlmeier; dear friend and neighbor, Sharon Trontel; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary worked at Woolworth's lunch counter for several years, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1973. She enjoyed gardening, her rose garden, camping and trips to Cripple Creek. Mary will be sadly missed but delightfully remembered by all who knew her. The family invites you to help celebrate Mary's life and her family's love for her at her visitation, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. A vigil service will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 5 p.m. also on Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese, with the Rev. Liam Courtney, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Poindexter, Ella M.
Ella M. Poindexter – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – Poindexter, Ella M., aged 46 years, died at a local hospital July 25, 1920. Body at Whiton's.
Poindexter, Fred D.
Fred D. Poindexter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1986 - Fred D. Poindexter, late of Pueblo, died April 22, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by son, William F. Poindexter, Manhattan, N.Y.; daughter, Marian (Delbert) Steffen, Pueblo. Also survived by two grandchildren, Lori and Jeff Steffen, Pueblo; sisters, Fannie B. Foster, Ruby Lester, both of Georgia; nephews and nieces, Robert L. Poindexter, South Carolina; Edward Terry, Tennessee; Elizabeth Ann Byer, North Carolina; Alva Johnson, Arkansas; and Jean Poindexter, New York. Member of First Baptist Church, life member of La Junta Elks Lodge No. 701. Born June 16, 1899, in Milan, Tenn. Pueblo resident since 1922. Employed as an office machine dealer for Burroughs-Remington Rand and Royal Typewriters, with offices in La Junta, Pueblo, Trinidad, and Grand Junction. He won numerous sales achievements and awards during his employment. He retired in 1963 after 31 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae, Dec. 22, 1973. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, Imperial Memorial Gardens with Mr. William LeRoy officiating. Elk's graveside rites by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today
Poindexter, Waino Crismon
Waino Crismon Poindexter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1999 - Waino Crismon Poindexter was born May 31, 1918, in Pocahontas, Ark., to George Franklin and Betty (Crismon) Poindexter. He served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces under General Eisenhower. Waino lived the majority of his life in Pueblo and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. He passed away in a Topeka Kansas Hospital on May 15, 1999, from natural causes, at the age of 80. Waino is survived by his two sons, Arthur and Phillip, and two siblings, brother, Frank Poindexter of Rogers, Ark., and sister, Fronda Chatten of Stockton, Calif. swill be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 1999, at graveside, Imperial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.
Poirier, Walter E.
Walter E. Poirier - Greeley Tribune - September 3, 2004 - Walter E. Poirier, 93, formerly of Greeley, died Friday, Aug. 27, in Thornton. Mr. Poirier was born April 29, 1911, in Trinidad, where he grew up. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1930. He served in the Army from 1942-45 and was a Normandy survivor. After the war, he graduated from Denver University and embarked on a 40-year career as an educator in Branson and Greeley. He taught English in middle school and was a principal in Greeley for 35 years. Mr. Poirier was a lover of history and art. An avid antique and art collector, he wrote several articles on the history of Trinidad and Las Animas County for the Trinidad Chronicle. He is survived by a sister, Mary Carroll, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Private family services were conducted. Olinger Highland Mortuary in Thornton was in charge of arrangements.
Polak, Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth “Betty” Lee Polak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Elizabeth “Betty” Lee Polak, 84, born March 8, 1919, in Belleville, Kan., went to be with Our Lord on March 12, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levy and Hannah Stocking; and 12 elder siblings. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Justus “Jay” F. Polak; her five children, Janet Lee (Dean) Anderson, Shirley Jean (Paul) Abernathy, Mary Elaine (James) Bielby, Robert Justus (Jan) Polak and Thomas Alan (Charlaine) Polak; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Special mention is made and deep gratitude given to Kathy Sandoval and the staff who gave Betty such loving care at University Park Care Center. Betty was a charter member of Christ the King Catholic Church where she served on the Parish Council, the Altar and Rosary Society and participated in numerous parish functions and activities. She was a member of the Daughters of Mary Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, in which she held several offices over the years, and was recently named as the “First” Honorary Life Member for her contributions to the auxiliary. She was devoted to her husband and children, and their families. She enjoyed sewing and tending her rose gardens. She was a wonderful wife and loving mother and will be sadly missed. Those wanting to make donations may do so in memory of Elizabeth Polak to the Alzheimer's Association, Inc., Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1157 West Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, and a funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, both services at Christ the King Catholic Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of Angels Mausoleum.
Salvatore Polauntonio - Bayfield Blade - September 7, 1911 - Guiseppi Amatesa shot and instantly killed Salvatore Polauntonio at Valder near Trinidad.
Polen, Max Louis
Max Louis Polen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Max Louis Polen, 77, of Cuchara, passed away on July 18, 1998, in Walsenburg. Max was an avid fisherman and was a well known fishing guide from Cuchara, formerly of Abilene, Texas. Survived by two daughters, Madeline (Avi) Attia of Jerusalem and Marcia Newton of San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren. Service, 1:30 p.m. today at Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. Huerfano World - July 23, 1998 - Max Louis Polen, 77, of Cuchara, died July 18, 1998 in Walsenburg. He was an avid fisherman and well known guide from Cuchara, formerly of Abilene, TX. Survivors include two daughters, Madeline Atria of Jerusalem and Marcia Newton of San Antonio, TX, and five grandchildren. Memorial service were held July 19 at Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. The service was under the direction of Romero Family Funeral Home.
Refugia Policiano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2003 - Refugia Policiano, 71, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2003. Born Nov. 7, 1931, in Roy, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso Policiano Sr.; parents, Noe and Antonia Trujillo; daughter, Mary Ruth Policiano; grandsons, Gregorio and Rickey Policiano and Francisco Policiano. Survived by children, Jose (Johanna) Esquibel, Denver, Frank (Paula) Policiano, Denver, Grace (Joseph) Vigil, Pueblo West, Greg (Jean) Policiano, Pueblo, Rudy (Robin) Balles; also survived by 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six sisters, three brothers. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.
Polidori, Jeanne F.
Jeanne F. Polidori - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1998 - Jeanne F. Polidori, 77, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 7, 1998. Survived by her husband of 22 years, Col. Remo J. Polidori- sisters, Rosie Conway, Marie Corsentino and Grace (Tony) Plutt- and brother, Michael (Pearl) Parlapiano. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, one sister and five brothers. Mrs. Polidori worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for 21 years, retiring in 1972. She lived in Ogden, Utah, for 12 years, moving back to Pueblo to spend her retiring years. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church.
Esther Polito - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2006 - Esther Polito, 70, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2006. Preceded in death by husband Ralph; sisters, Mary Montoya, Rose Jimenez, Lupe Lucero; brother, Joe Martinez. Survived by daughter Diane (Bill) Edwards; granddaughters, Lynsey and Laryssa Edwards of Mt. Sterling. Ill.; one sister Lucy Jaramillo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Esther loved her Lord, family, friends and animals. Memorial Mass Monday, March 6, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., Holy Family Parish. Internment Roselawn Cemetery.
Polito, Joe Sr.
Joe Polito Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Joe Polito Sr. passed away at Mountain View Hospital in Thornton, Colo., April 16, 1987. Mr. Polito is survived by children, Mary Ann (James) Wurster of Thornton, Joe (Joyce) Polito of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is survived also by two sisters, Connie Sichili of Pueblo and Mary Pray of California, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Phillip Polito and Charles Polito; sisters, Mary Concialdi, Josephine Anselmo, Angelina Giarrantano, Julia Sagona and Rose Polito. Mr. Polito was born in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident until moving to Thornton a few months ago. Rosary recitation at 2 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following entombment.
Polk, Inez Esther
Inez Esther Polk - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2002 - Inez Esther Polk, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend departed this life Feb. 21, 2002, at IHS of Pueblo. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Inez was born in the coal camp of Rouse, Colo., on Sept. 22, 1918, to the late Eugene Page and Alice D. Topps. Also preceded by a brother, Leonard Page; and three infant children. Mrs. Polk was a retired housekeeper for the former Kings Lumber Co. and Minnequa Bank. She was a member of the former Double Six Bridge and Supper Club, Colored Federated Women's Club, American Legion Post 163 Ladies Auxiliary, where she took special interest in Girls State. She was a lifetime member of First AME Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Stewartess Board, and conducted bible study classes. She was a silver queen contestant twice; in 1991 and again in 1997. She is survived by a son, Eugene G. (Barbara) Polk; sister, Mary June (Javan) Hill; grandchildren, Gary (Misty) Neff, Paula Polk, Eugene Polk Jr., William H. Polk, Marcy L. Polk; great-grandchildren, Ashanta, Autry Ana, Anthony, Christopher, Scottie, Melissa, Arista, and Crystal; special friends, Robert and June Howlett, Marguarite Washington, Ada Ashford; special cousin, Henry Curry; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, First AME Church, Pastor David Malcom Jr., officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to First AME Church Building Fund in her memory. Family will receive friends at 916 W. 28th Street.
Polk, John F.
John F. Polk - Yampa Leader - April 6, 1907 - John F. Polk, a veteran of the Civil War, was visiting in Pueblo this week, from Denver, where he was accidentally shot and may die.
Wladyslaw Polkiewicz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1987 - Wladyslaw Polkiewicz was born in Poland, Nov. 6, 1921, and passed away in Pueblo, Oct. 26, 1987. Husband of Maria Polkiewicz, to whom he was married Aug. 17, 1946. Father of Antoni (Elizabeth) Polkiewicz of Iowa, John (Geraldine) Polkiewicz of Pennsylvania, and Jozef (Schelle) Polkiewicz, Christina (Clifford) Smart, Peter Polk and Walter Polkiewicz, all of Pueblo. Survived also by 10 grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the United States, Canada and Poland. Services at the Shrine of St. Therese: Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28; Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Poll, William A. Sr.
William A. Poll Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - William A. Poll Sr., 58, passed away Oct. 1, 1999. Survived by his wife, Lee Poll, of the family home; children, William Alan Poll Jr., Pueblo West, David Poll, Denver, Douglas Poll, Pueblo and Kelly Poll, Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Leo (Theresa) Poll, Pueblo, and George (Delores) Poll, Colorado Springs; sisters, Aileen (Donald) Schnitzler, Oregon, and Dorothy (George) Wilson, Washington; grandchildren, Jennifer and Nathan Poll, both of Pueblo West, Ronnie and Glenn Poll, both of Tulsa, Okla.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Kevin Poll, in 1996; parents, George and Elizabeth Poll; and brother, Frank Poll. Born Nov. 20, 1940, in Denver, Colo. William was a telephone consultant for Tricom Communications. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. The family may be contacted at 53 Briarwood.
Pollard, Harry Fuller
Harry Fuller Pollard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1999 - Harry Fuller Pollard, 38, passed away June 1999. A Pueblo resident for most of his life, Harry was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Casper, Wyo. Graduated from South High School Class of 1979. Harry worked each summer at City Park and Mineral Palace Park Pools. He also worked at the Colorado State Fair each season. He was a member of Pueblo Diocese SEARCH, Holy Family Catholic Church and Eagles Lodge 145. Harry had many friends at the Sunset Bowl and Midtown Bowling Alley, everybody was Harry's friend. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marian Fuller Pollard. Survived by his brother, William M. Pollard, Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at 10 a.m., Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev Edward G. Pettit celebrant. Private inurnment.
Marian Fuller Pollard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1999 - Marian Fuller Pollard, 81, departed this life Dec. 30, 1998, at the Minnequa Medical Center. A Pueblo resident since 1964, Mrs. Pollard was born June 15, 1917, in Lead, S.D. She married Harry Philip Pollard Dec. 17, 1959, in Santa Fe, N.M. Her husband precedes her in death in 1973, also her parents, Herbert and Hannah Walsh Fuller. At one time she and her late husband operated the former A-Rental Center located then at 1309 S. Prairie. Mrs. Pollard served on District 60 Board for Special Education, Ladies of Mary at Holy Family Catholic Church, Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabled, the board of Pueblo Diversified Industries, Saint Vincent De Paul Society. She also was a certified home health technician and served also on Pueblo County Board for the Mentally Retarded Citizens. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Harry F. Pollard, William M. Pollard, both of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Dorris J. Fuller, Colorado Springs- nieces and nephews, Lynn and John Fuller, Marty and Larry Fuller, all of Palisade, Colo., Gloria and Chuck Fuller, Denver, Ruthie and Leon Funk, Dallas- other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse Perez celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
William Pollard – New Castle Nonpareil – June 28, 1901 – One of the six large boilers in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's air compressor at the Starkville mines near Trinidad blew up at 9 o'clock on the morning of the 7th, resulting in the death of Night Engineer William Pollard and Martin Passementi, fireman. Barney Cervelli, another fireman, was frightfully scalded and may die.
Richard Pollart - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2000 - Richard Pollart, longtime Holly-area resident, passed away April 16, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly. Interment, Holly Cemetery. Visitation today from 2 p.m. until time of rosary at the church.
Andrew Pollock - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Andrew Pollock was shot and killed at John Olafsky's saloon at Pictou. [Editor's Note: Andrew Pollock died December 11, 1906. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, December 21, 1906, Page 4.]
Pollock, Mary Jo
Mary Jo Pollock - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2003 - Mary Jo Pollock, 63, of Pueblo, born Nov. 6, 1939, fell asleep Sept. 28, 2003, on Earth and woke up in the arms of Jesus. Preceded in death by her loving parents, Joseph and Madeline Pollock. Survived by her two sisters, Madeline (Jim) Butler and Virginia (Don) Jahn; nephews and nieces, Jim (Brenda) Butler, Annie (Tim) Shumac and April (Doug) Herr; and three great-nieces, Alaura and Christina Butler and Hannah Herr. At her request, cremation has already taken place. A private memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at the Shrine of St. Therese, followed by interment, with Father Liam Courtney, officiating.
Thomas Pollock – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 2, 1877 – Rio Grande Notes – Thomas Pollock, an old Denverite, and a 59'er, who distinguished himself in suppressing several riots in the early days of Denver, died in Silverton on Sunday, the 15th inst., of heart disease. He leaves a wife and several children.
Frank Polombo - 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: Frank Polombo 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 Frank Polombo as an Italian, age 23, and single. He was working as a driver for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html
Jim Polombo - 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: Jim Polombo 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 Jim Polombo as an Italian, age 31, and married with two surviving children. He was working as a driver for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html
Pomeleo, Thomas Jr.
Thomas Pomeleo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2003 - Thomas Pomeleo Jr., died Nov. 29, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Nov. 25, 1918, to the union of Thomas and Leanora Pomeleo. He leaves a loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Josephine Pomeleo; sons, Thomas Lee Pomeleo and Donald David Pomeleo; grandsons, Nicola Riccio and Sean Thomas Pomeleo; great-grandson, Giuliano Riccio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. He attended Central High School and served 3 years during World War II in the European Theatre. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He owned and operated Modern Lawn Mower Service. He has been a member of the Shrine of St. Therese for over 50 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who met and knew him. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund in his memory, through the funeral home office.
Arturo Pompa - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2002 - Arturo Pompa, 72, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 15, 2002, born Nov. 17, 1929, in Crook, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Arthur Pompa Jr.; parents, Cirilo and Gregoria Pompa; one brother, Simon Pompa; and two sisters, Consuelo and Gregoria Pompa. Survived by his former wife, Frances Griego, Pueblo ; sons, Dave Pompa, Rueben (Roni) Pompa and Jerry (Faye) Pompa, all of Pueblo ; daughters, Mary Lou (Joe) Martinez, Elko, Nev., and Veronika (Henry) Grine-Ortiz, Pueblo ; stepchildren, Walter (Leigh) Valdez, Pueblo, Anthony (Robin) Griego, Denver, and Sandra Romero, Denver; sisters, Maria Garza, Elvira Pompa, Marina Ruiz, Angelica Pompa, Aurelia Pompa and Carmen Garza; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Joe Thompson. Arturo retired from CF&I with 40 years of service and was well-known as a DJ for KAPI radio and he loved singing and playing his guitar. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel, Chaplain James Slak officiating. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Cremation to follow.
Ponce, John S.
John S. Ponce - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1987 - John S. Ponce, 2101W. 15th, Aug. 5, 1987. Husband of Rosenda Ponce, who passed away Oct. 25, 1979. Father of Charlotte and Angelina Ponce, of the family home; Esperanza Villegas, Mel "Paul" (Delia) Ponce, Mike (Becky) Ponce and John A. (Liz) Ponce, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Ponce was employed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad as a fireman for 30 years and attended Holy Rosary Church. Services, Holy Rosary Church: Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Mountain View. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ponce, 3307 Lancaster, and at the family home, 2101 W. 15th. They will greet friends at the parish hall following the cemetery service.
Ponce, Rebecca Theresa
Rebecca Theresa Ponce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1997 - Rebecca Theresa Ponce, Oct. 11, 1997. Wife of Miguel Ponce, of the family home. Mother of Joey, Miguel, Valentino and Angie Ponce. Grandmother of Ryan Ponce. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Tony (Elisama) Aragon, John Aragon, Daniel (Senovita) Aragon, Nellie (Tony) Hernandez, Mary Gonzales and Frances Medley- brother-in-law, Pete (Liz) Ponce- and sisters-in-law, Esperanza Villegas and Charlotte Ponce- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Rev. John (Irene) Aragon- brother-in-law, Paul Ponce and sister-in-law, Mary Gonzales and Angie Ponce. Mrs. Ponce was a member of Holy Family Church where services will be held. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Anthony (Tony) Ponik - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2005 - Anthony (Tony) Ponik. Anthony left us to be with the Lord March 28, 2005. He was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to Paul and Agnes (Mizic) Ponik, who preceded him in death. Also preceded by sister, Anne Ponik Grenda. Tony is survived by his wife, Ethel; two sisters, Helen (Alfred) Galich and Matilda (Dale) Robertson; and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss "Uncle Tony." A WWII veteran, having served 3 continuous years in the South Pacific Zone, he was a career employee of C&W Railway (CF&I), retiring in 1976. Tony was a life member of BPOE No. 90, American Legion and VFW. Please visit Tony from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Gary Kennedy officiating. Please omit food and flowers; instead remember the many needy of our world.
Ponik, Joan Rose
Joan Rose Hunt Ponik - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2004 - Joan Rose Hunt Ponik passed away March 21, 2004, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Decatur, Ill. on Oct. 7, 1928, to John and Anna Hunt, she was the fifth of seven children. Wife of the late Robert Ponik, she moved to Pueblo in 1988, in order to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by three brothers, John Patrick Hunt, Vincent (Anita) Hunt and Francis (Charlene) Hunt. Survived by her daughter, Christine Rose Nevin-Woods (Phillip Woods); and three wonderful sisters, Mary Jane (Lawrence) Tuttle, Barbara May (David) Younger and Nancy Elizabeth Suzewits. Her grandchildren are John Scot (Becky) Lemke, Kathryn Anne, Elisabeth Anne and William Nevin-Woods, Courtney and Palmer Bocim. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives including Joseph (Becky) Hunt, James (Pat) Hunt, Paul Hunt, Martha Hunt, Mary Phillips, John (Mary Ann) Hunt, Linda (Mark) Hammer, Thomas (Diane) Hunt, Robert (Pam) Hunt, Michael Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Timothy (Cindy) Hunt, Alice (Kevin) Gould, Theresa Giles, Cheryl (Jeffrey) House, Lawrence (Nora) Tuttle, Steven (Addi) Tuttle, Mark Younger, Michael (Kay) Younger, Jeffrey (Joan) Suzewits and Steven (Jamie) Suzewits. Her two best friends from nursing school are Von Erdman and Jean Sharkey. Joan graduated from St. Joseph Nursing School, Bloomington, Ill., in 1950. She was a nurse for 45 years, half of which was in home-health care. She was a dedicated, caring nurse who loved to help her patients. She was our Florence Nightingale. She loved her family dearly and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She welcomed each child enthusiastically as they entered the world and was proud of each of them and their accomplishments. She made them special little gifts, took them on trips, read neat books, played games, attended ball games and special performances and baked great treats, such as her famous “Outrageously Hearty Cookies.” She enjoyed gardening, spending time with friends and neighbors, taking long walks, especially along the nature trail with her dog Rosie, and loved animals and nature. She was an expert at Jeopardy, New York Times crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She was active in her parish, the Shrine of St. Therese, and was one of the first Eucharistic ministers. The family extends their appreciation to the wonderful staff at Sharmar and to Dr. Louise Schottstaedt and Janet Panza, RN for the gentle, daily care and love given to their “Joanie” over the last four years. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese, with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Greenway and Nature Center. There will be a light luncheon at the family home, 11 San Marino Court, after the service. A shared lunch dish or dessert would be appreciated.
Ponik, Robert G.
Robert G. Ponik - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1998 - Robert G. Ponik, age 70, passed away June 19, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Lillian Ponik- his stepmother, Mary Ponik- his brother, Arthur Ponik- his sister, Claire Deschler- his stepbrother, William Shramek- and by his stepsister, Ethel Sweeney. His is survived by his wife, Joan R. Ponik- his daughter, Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods (Dr. Phillip H. Woods) of Pueblo- and his grandchildren, John Scot Lemke, Katy Nevin-Woods, Elizabeth Nevin-Woods and William Nevin-Woods. Also survived by his sister, Helen Kirkland of Bricktown, N.J.- his aunt, Marge Ponik- and his uncle, Richie Ponik, both of New Jersey- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Ponik served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese where the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday with cremation to follow. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mr. Ponik in lieu of flowers.
Emily Pontio – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – The funeral of Emily Pontio was held from the McCarthy Chapel at 9:30 o'clock this morning and from St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment was in Roselawn.
Pool, Jimmie Ray
Jimmie Ray Pool - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1997 - Jimmie Ray Pool, 41, of Rye, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a work related accident on May 27, 1997. Survived by his wife of 21 years, Suzy Pool of Rye; mother, Mary Alice Pool; children, Vickie (Chuck) Scott of Rye, Ray Cook and Mary of Pueblo; Jimmie Pool Jr. and Loni Pool, both of Rye; brothers, Richard (Shirely) Pool of Rye, and George (Michelle) Pool of Pueblo; sisters Ruthie (Brian) Van Dielen and Dona (Gary) Sears, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Crystal, Mackenzie and Avery; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, James E. Pool, in 1983; and sister, Florence Jennings in 1987. Born on Jan. 11, 1956, in Pueblo. Funeral service, noon Friday, May 30, 1997, at Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St., in Rye with Pastor Bob Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye. (Also ran in Greenhorn Valley News).
Pool, Lonnie R.
Lonnie R. Pool - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Lonnie R. Pool, 56, of Cameron, Mo., formerly of Pueblo, died April 7, 2000. He graduated from the University of Southern Colorado, and received his master's degree from the University of Southern Florida. He was with the Peace Corps and taught high school in Ghana, Africa. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Francis; parents, stepfather and brother. Survived by brothers, Glenn, Robert, Marlon and Gerald; stepbrother, David Mattarocci; sisters, Dorothy, Zelma and Naomi; and stepsisters, Lois, Martha and Sharon. Memorial service, 9 a.m. Friday, Parkhill Christian Church, Seventh and Monument.
Poole, Ada E.
Ada E. Pool - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2003 - Ada E. Pool, 84, passed away July 7, 2003. Survived by her husband, Grover Pool of the family home; son, Gary Pool of Odenton, Md.; sisters, Vada Smith and Lillian Sturtevant, both of Pueblo; brother, Harold (Vivian) Garber of Pueblo; nieces, Darleen Pope and Donna Sanger; and nephew, Clint Smith. Ada was born on Aug. 29, 1918, in Neosho, Mo., to Clint and Julia (Jones) Garber. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made in her name to the Wayside Cross Mission through the funeral home office. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Poole, Helen B.
Helen B. Poole - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1998 - Helen B. Poole, 79, of Canon City. Viewing, 2-5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence. Graveside funeral service, 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Vail Memory Garden Cemetery in Canon City, Rev. Dentel Bolin, officiant.
Poole, Helen J.
Helen J. Hulsey Poole - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1987 - Helen J. Hulsey Poole, 5940 Pagosa Way, Denver, April 16, 1987. Wife of Bob Poole. Mother of Terry L. (Jolene Ruth) Poole, Michael B. (Pamela A.) Poole, Anne Y. (Mark) Thompson, Timothy R. Poole, Shannon J. (James) Freelong and Patrick (Maureen) Poole, all of Denver. Sister of Ruth Hulsey, Pueblo. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, C. B. and Sylvia Hulsey. A Pueblo resident until moving to Denver in 1968, Mrs. Poole was employed as a clerk for 13 years with the Burlington Northern Railroad and as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Pueblo for several years. She was a volunteer firefighter in the Sable-Altura Fire District. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Ladies Elks Auxiliary 2227, Denver, and also served as secretary of bowling leagues in Pueblo for several years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Liver Foundation in care of the funeral home office.
Kay Poole - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – January 2005 - Kay Poole died January 18, 2005 at the age of 84. Born in 1921 in Tyngsborough Mass, she came out West in 1939. She received an Associates of Arts degree from Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. where she found a Texan railroad worker named Buck Poole. She eloped to Raton, where they were married in July 1941. During the war, she worked for the Red Cross in Denver while Buck was in the service, and after the war, they moved to New Mexico where they began the post-war baby boom. Lois (Alan) Petersen, Babs (Mac) McKnight and Marlon Poole. Coming to Trinidad in 1952, Kay worked first for Attorney Dean Mabry, and then for the District Court for many years. Kay belonged to many clubs during her lifetime including Eastern Star, Pierian, Beta Sigma Phi, PEO, 42 Bridge clubs, and she sang in the Methodist Choir. She loved to play Scrabble and was the best player around. Kay had a kind, gentle and generous heart and lived her life with honor and nobility. Besides her children, she is survived by six grandchildren and finally one great grandchild and a brother, Charles Hadley in California. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Church Saturday, January 22nd at 1:30 with reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to Noah's Ark or to the Methodist Church. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Poole, Robert L.
Robert L. Poole - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1999 - Robert L. Poole, 72, passed away Sept. 26, 1999, in Denver. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. Poole; son, Terry Lee Poole; and one brother. Survived by children, Michael B. (Pamela A.) Poole, Denver, Anne Y. (Loren) Peck, Virginia, Timothy R. (Julie) Poole, Shannon J. (James) Freelong, Patrick (Maureen) Poole, all of Denver. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Jolene Ruth Poole; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Hunt, California; and sister-in-law, Ruth Hulsey, Pueblo. Mr. Poole served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of the Colorado State and Denver Bowling Hall of Fame, and the American Bowling Congress. He was a longtime pro bowling instructor in Denver and Pueblo. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence, Arvada. Graveside inurnment, Friday, 1 p.m., Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.
Poole, Steven M.
Steven M. Poole - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1987 - Steven M. Poole, 17, Route 2, Las Animas, died accidentally on April 24, 1987. Funeral service. 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Presbyterian Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.
Poor, Beverly J.
Beverly J. Poor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2005 - Beverly J. Poor passed away Jan. 25, 2005, in Pueblo. Beverly was born in Pueblo on March 24, 1936, to Fay and Pearl Pauli Griffin and has been a lifelong resident. She was very active in many community affairs, especially the local Democratic Party. Her opportunities to travel to Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, South America, Russia, and her favorite city, Washington D.C., brought her great joy and memories she loved to share. She is preceded in death by her father; and one son, Dennis Poor. Mrs. Poor is survived by her mother; her husband, Larry; a son, Keith (Laurie) Poor; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Poor; grandchildren, Allison and Alex Poor and Vince Bradley; as well as her close friends, Karen and Bob Hayes, Anna Lee and Vince Gentile; and several cousins. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to the NEPCO Federal Credit Union in her name. The message Beverly leaves to all is: “Do what you can to make your little corner a better place; keep it cleaner, brighter and happier. Be a doer; you see something that needs to be done, do it. Be an active voter; be informed.”
Dennis Poor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2000 - Dennis Poor, 43, died unexpectedly July 10, 2000, at Harrison Hospital, Bremerton, Wash. Dennis was married to Debbie (Boysen) in Pueblo, and they moved to Washington state in 1977. They have two children, Allison, 14, and Alex, 11. Dennis is survived by wife, Debbie; children, Allison and Alex; parents, Beverly and Larry Poor; brother, Keith Poor; and grandmother, Pearl Griffin. Dennis had been employed as an electronics technician for 26 years; three years at Pueblo Army Depot and 23 years at Keyport Naval Station near Bremerton. Dennis grew up in Pueblo, attending Park View, Belmont, Heaton and graduating Gold Cord in 1975 from East High School. Dennis earned his Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts and he was elected into the Order of the Arrow, receiving the Brotherhood Rank. He served as a counselor at Boy Scout camp for two summers, teaching swimming and canoeing. Dennis was a member and very active in the First United Methodist Church, singing in the Children's Choir and participating in the Methodist Youth Fellowship. As a youngster, he was on the Mineral Palace Aquanauts Swim Team. Dennis always had a knack for electronics and wired sound systems or anything else he could find throughout his lifetime. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, Pueblo. If you wish, donations may be made in Dennis' memory to his children at NEPCO Federal Credit Union, 1010 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001. Dennis will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Pope, Anna H.
Anna H. Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1956 - Anna H. Pope, late of 1636 Bragdon, May 9. Mother of William A. Pope Jr., Ray F., Earle W. and Leonard Pope and Mrs. Mae Soldan, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Eleanor Smalley, San Carlos, Calif.; and Mrs. Dorothy Dohrmann, Daly City, Calif. Grandmother of 11, Sister of one. Member of the Assembly of God Church. A resident of Pueblo since 1899. Widow of William A. Pope Sr., who died March 27, 1956. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Emerson officiating. To Roselawn.
Pope, Dolores B.
Dolores B. Pope – Albuquerque Journal – April 25, 1999 - Dolores B. Pope, 61, of Albuquerque, passed away on April 23, 1999. She was born on December 25, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA. Dolores is survived by her husband, Clifton D. Pope of the home; sons, Lynn Pope of Albuquerque and Clifton Pope of Hobbs; her mother, Willia Mae Kirkland of Pittsburgh; a sister, Bernice Cuerton of Pittsburgh; and brothers, David Kirkland of Pittsburgh and Russell Kirkland of Trinidad. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 1999 at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements with: Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 265-5959
Pope, Earle W.
Earle W. Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1998 - Earle W. Pope passed away Dec. 15, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born June 7, 1929, in Pueblo to Earle and Gladys Pope. Earle was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for 33 years before his retirement in 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald Pope. Among his survivors are his former wife, Betty Pope. At his request, there will be no public viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. His cremated remains will be placed in a niche at the Roselawn Cemetery.
Pope, Edwin E.
Edwin E. "Eddie" Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Edwin E. "Eddie" Pope, 88, passed away May 22, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Aaron Vincent Pope; stepfathers, Lester Boley and William Lee Hand. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy; children, Thomas E. (Nancy), and John (Donna); grandchildren, Amy (Slade) Boyd, Donald E. Pope, Nathan (Michelle) Pope; great-grandchildren, Anthony Dionisio, Colton Boyd, Julia Pope and Madeline Pope; sister, Dorothy Williams; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Eddie worked for the CF&I for over 31 years in various positions. He received the Award of Merit in 1968 for 25 years of service, retiring from the mill in 1975 as a labor foreman. Eddie received an award in 2005 from the Southeastern Water Conservancy District for his many years of devoted service. He was a member of numerous horse clubs, loved to farm, and held the record for 10 years at the Colorado State Fair for the best hay in Colorado. Eddie was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3641. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Private entombment will follow. Donations may be made in Eddie's memory to the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Pope, Gerald H.
Gerald H. Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1986 - Gerald H. Pope, late of Pueblo, died Wednesday, May 7, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Elizabeth, of the family home; children, Anthony, of the family home, Susan (Walter) Marston, Longmont, Lovell Pope of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Dennett and Elizabeth Marston. Born April 14, 1920, in Monterey, N.Y. He attended the University of Missouri, receiving his bachelor of science degree in 1946, and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., receiving his master's degree in 1947. Pueblo resident since 1954. Charter member of Unitarian Fellowship of Pueblo. Professor in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at USC for 30 years and was named USC Professor Emeritus in 1982. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematory. Memorial service, noon Saturday, May 10, 1986, Unitarian Fellowship of Pueblo, 110 Calla Ave. Memorials may be made to the Unitarian Fellowship in his memory.
Pope, Helen Rose
Helen Rose Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2004 - Helen Rose Pope passed away July 26, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Helen was born Jan. 22, 1905, in Central City, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. She was employed as a clerk in the CF&I Steel Mill for many years before retiring in 1970. Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard in 1994; siblings, Joseph, Charles and Frank Sober, Hilda Jensen, Marye Koen; and a niece, Glenda (Willard) Robinson. She is survived by nieces, Laverne Jensen, Irene (Alan) McDonald, both of California, Helen Spitzer of Pueblo; and her family, Lyle Von Gundy of Aurora, Lori Bland; and great-great-niece and nephew, Lindsey and Clinton Bland, all of Texas. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public services. Private interment will take place in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Pope, Ina Constance
Ina Constance Pope - Pueblo Chieftain- July 07, 1997 - Ina Constance Pope, 89, of Pueblo, died July 4, 1997, at Snowslide Valley Ranch, San Isabel. Born on Dec. 15, 1907, in Wales, to Annie (Evons) and Walter Price. She was a lifetime cattlewoman and a member of the Colorado Cattlemen Association. She came to Florence in 1910 and to Siloam Road in late 1914, where she resided for the next 83 years. She married Dan L. Pope Nov. 12, 1925, in Pueblo. He precedes her in death. Survived by son, Walter T. Pope- 11 grandchildren- 28 great-grandchildren- 11 great-great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews- and Vince and Irene Niznick, devoted friends for more than 40 years. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Florence Mortuary with Loel Gray and Mike Davis officiating. Burial, Union Highland.
Pope, M. Louise
M. Louise Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Louise Pope, a Pueblo resident since 1928, late of 2950 San Isabel, passed away June 30, 1986. Mrs. Pope was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, the I.T.U. Auxiliary, Good Sam, and the Come Hithers. She retired from the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Maternity Ward as a nurse's aide in 1977, after 23 years of service. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd H. Pope of the family home; two sons, Lloyd A. Pope of Yellowstone, Wyo.; and Ernest W. Pope of Fort Collins; nine grandchildren; seven great-granddaughters; one sister, Mary Tatom of Pueblo; a sister-in-law, Audra H. Hirsch of Pueblo; a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Thadine Pope, of Brownsville, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to a memorial fund at Faith United Methodist Church. The family may be contacted at 2950 San Isabel.
Pope, Walter T.
Walter T. Pope - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Walter T. Pope, 76, went to his loving Lord on Sept. 4, 2004. Born on Nov. 19, 1927, to Dan L. and Ina C. Pope in Bronquist, Colo., who preceded him in death; along with his wife, Mildred; and daughter, Linda. He spent his life as a dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend and rancher. Graduated from Central High in 1945, and married Mildred McLallen on March 24, 1947. Survived by his children, Pat Sloan, Dan (Joyce) Pope, Kathy (Mark) Reeves, Bill (Laura) Pope, Rick (Judy) Pope, David (Kathy) Pope, Connie (Gary) Freeman, Percy (Dorothy) Pope, Chuck (Kelley) Pope, Shane (Yvette) Pope; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many extended friends and family. He will be lovingly missed by all who knew him. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Walter's name through the funeral home office.
Poplin, Kathyrn Nicksich
Kathyrn Nicksich Poplin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 1985 - Kathyrn Nicksich Poplin of Atlanta, Ga. Passed away Sept. 7, 1985. Wife of Charles Poplin of the family home. Mother of Mrs. Cathy Walsh and Charles Poplin Jr., both of Atlanta. Grandmother of two. Sister of Joseph G. Nicksich and Michael Nicksich, both of Pueblo; John Nicksich of Missouri; Mary Ann Moe and Mrs. Josephine Daly, both of Minnesota. Services and interment will be in Atlanta.
Popp, Robert Earl
Robert Earl Popp - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2005 - Robert Earl Popp, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2005. Bob was born in Pueblo on Nov. 21, 1925, to William H. and Elizabeth Popp. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Popp; sisters, Jenny McDougal, Sophronia Burnett-Kiehn and Willma Chasteen; as well as nephew, Bill Chasteen and niece, Susie Cunningham. Robert is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Gundel Popp; sons, Nobert and James (Shirley); granddaughter, Erika (Dan Tran) Popp, and grandson, Robbie Popp; brother-in-law, Walter Dubielzig; sister-in-law, Marlies (Ross) Burkpile; nieces and nephews, Westley (Mildred) Popp, Joy (Dan) Steckman, Peggy (Louis) Fass, Bill McDougal, Richard McDougal, Randy (Shirley) Miller, Becky (Brian) Houser, David Ragulsky, Walter Dubielzig, Mike (Laura) Popp, Mark (Cheryl) Popp, Debbie (Pat) Swagerty, Rodney (Virginia) Steckman, Dannie (Mitzi) Steckman, Vallee Newton, Dana Cunningham, Erin Cunningham, Alan Fass and Alison Beery. Robert was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army. He served during World War II and the Korean War. Among the medals he received were the Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars, three Overseas Service Bars, Army of Occupation Medal Germany, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, GO 26 Hq 2nd Conv Hosp 29 Apr 45 Dist Unit Badge 1st Bronze. He was a statistician at the CF&I Steel Mill for 30 years before retiring in 1977. Upon retirement, he opened his own business, Plebian Pools, where he spent the next 25 years. Bob was a 55-year member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, NSPI Colorado (secretary) and Bessemer Historical Society. He loved the outdoors and explored it through hunting and fishing. Visitation will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Davis Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Masonic burial rites provided by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Following the graveside service, the family will greet friends at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Those who desire may make donations in memory of Robert to the American Lung Association through the mortuary.
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