The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Porco, Anna
Anna Porco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1986 - Anna Porco of 31120 Ford Road, Aug. 20, 1986. Wife of Tony Porco, who passed away Jan. 8, 1976, and mother of John Porco, of the family home, Eileen (Robert) Gant, Pueblo, and Elsie (Don) Lough, Chatham, N.J. Mother-in-law of Rachel Porco and sister-in-law of Mayme Mulay, both of Pueblo. Survived also by several grandchildren, including Fred Port, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son, Charles Porco, who passed away Feb. 16, 1980. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Porco was a member of St. Joseph Parish, the St. Therese of Vineland Lodge and the Princes Yolanda Lodge. Services, St. Joseph Church: Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the family home, 31120 Ford Road.

Porreca, Anthony
Anthony (Tony White) Porreca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1987 - Anthony (Tony White) Porreca passed away in Ogden, Utah, July 31, 1987. Father of Marie Hinds and Jean (Joe) Douglass, both of Pueblo. Brother of Louise Formico, Mae DiAntonio, both of Pueblo, and Lee DiDomenic, Westwood, N. J. Predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Crank, and a sister, Grace DeAngelo. Survived also by 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Born and reared in Pueblo, Mr. Porreca had resided in Ogden, Utah, for the past 30 years. Private family service.

Porreco, Frank
Frank “Florindo” Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1973 - Frank “Florindo” Porreco of 515 W Grant, Sept. 13, 1973. Father of Julius Porreco, Pueblo; Thomas Porreco, Benicia, Calif., and Dr. Rocco E. Porreco, Potomac, Md. Survived also by 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Member of Shrine of St. Therese, National Association of Retired Railway Employees and Pikes Peak lodge 222 B.R.C.OF A. A carman for the Santa Fe Railroad, Mr. Porreco retired in 1954 after 33 years employment. Service announcements later, Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Porreco, 501 W. Orman.

Porreco, James
James Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1935 - James Porreco, age 12 years Aug. 16, at residence 492 Polk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porreco, brother of Julius, Ernest, and Thomas. Member of St. Patrick's Church. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1935 - James Porreco, service Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. our chapel and at 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Porreco, Julius F.
Julius F. Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2006 - Julius F. Porreco, 87, born April 10, 1918, passed away March 7, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1994; parents, Frank and Assunta Porreco; brothers, Tom and James Porreco; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carmella and Charles Colletti, Sam and Janie Pagnotta, Rose Lee and Pete Colletti, Rose Pagnotta, Marie Porreco and John Pagnotta. Survived by son, Frank (Toni) Porreco; brother, Rocco Porreco; granddaughters, Lisa (Jeff) Ross and Christie (Greg) Matheny; great-grandchildren, Nick, Mike, Cole and Reese; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred and Marge Pagnotta, Pete Pagnotta, Josephine Porreco; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Julius retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 41 years of service. He loved his family and friends and he loved to garden. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Porreco, Mary B.
Mary B. Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1994 - Mary B. Porreco, Feb. 12, 1994. Survived by husband, Julius Porreco; son, Frank Porreco, Pueblo; brothers, Pete (Rose) Pagnotta, Pueblo, Sam (Janie) Pagnotta, Escondido, Calif., and Fred (Marge) Pagnotta, La Habra, Calif.; sister, Carmella (Charles) Colletti, Pueblo; granddaughters, Lisa (Jeff) Ross and Christie Canzoneri; and brother-in-law, Rocco (Marie) Porreco. Also survived by nieces, nephews and great-grandson. Predeceased by brother, John Pagnotta; sister, Rose Lee; and brother-in-law, Pete Colletti and Tom Porreco. Mrs. Porreco was a member of the shrine of St. Therese Parish. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn.

Porreco, Mary M.
Mary M. Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1991 - Mary M. Porreco, Mother of Marie Hinds and Jeannette (Joe) Douglass, both of Pueblo. Sister of Helen Fuschino, Albuquerque, N.M., Elizabeth Caricato, Denver, John (Joann) Diodosio and Loretta (James) Roth, both of Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Lucille Diodosio and Josephine Diodosio and mother-in-law of Kenneth (Adeline) Crank. Survived also by 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Jennie Diodosio; a daughter, Dorothy Crank; brother, Joseph Diodosio and Warren Diodosio; and a sister, Sarah DeJoy. Mrs. Porreca had been employed by CF&I Steel Corp. prior to retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish; COPE; REAC; Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles No. 145; Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 56 of the Columbian Federation; Mother Cabrini Lodge, the Altar and Rosary Society and Order of Martha of the Shrine of St. Therese. She was also an avid bowler, enjoyed crafts, crocheting and playing Bingo. Vigil Service, 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Funeral Mass. 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. The family may be reached at the home of Joe and Jeanette Douglass and will receive friends at the Chapel immediately following the Vigil Service on Thursday evening.

Porreco, Susan
Mrs. Susan Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1927 - Mrs. Susan Porreco, aged 31 years, died January 10 at a local hospital. Body at Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porreco, Tom
Tom Porreco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 1990 - Tom Porreco, Benicia, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, died Aug. 4, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; son, Albert Porreco, Fairfield, Calif; daughter, Pauline Shipley, Weed, Calif., and Terri Porreco, Benicia; brothers, Ernie (Marie) Porreco, Potomac, Md., and Julius (Mary) Porreco, Pueblo. Cremation was in California at Passalacque Funeral Chapel, Benicia.

Porretta, Mattie F.
Mattie F. Porretta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Mattie F. Porretta, 76, passed away Aug. 29, 2003. Survived by husband, Joseph Porretta; children, Charlotte Capritta, Joe Porretta Jr. and Deborah Porretta; five grandchildren, one great granddaughter; sister, Virginia Buchanan; niece, Carlene (Pastor Bill) Stiebens; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Predeceased by son, Ronald Porretta. Viewing, 8 am to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Porter, Albert N.
Albert N. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Albert N. Porter died on Jan. 15, 2004 at the home of his daughter. Mr. Porter was born Feb.7th, 1925 in Pueblo, Colo. to Albert D. and Myrtle Porter. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ebbert, son, Albert Porter, daughter-in-law, Rhonda Porter, grandchildren, Anne and Amy Ebbert, Amanda Porter, and Cara Schlarb. He is also survived by his sister, Ardith Horne of Weatherford, Texas, and niece, Carolyn Weber of Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. Porter's wife, Justine, his mother and father preceded him in death as well as two sisters, Thelma Henderson and Marie Mergler. Mr. Porter graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo and served in World War II. He completed his education at the University of Colorado and, upon graduation, married Justine Claire Lang in 1948. Mr. and Mrs. Porter moved to Bartlesville, Okla. where Mr. Porter started his career as a budget clerk with Cities Service. They returned to Colo. when Albert took a position with Colorado Interstate Gas in Colorado Springs. Mr. Porter remained with CIG throughout most of his career, relocating to Salt Lake City when CIG was purchased by Coastal. At the time of the purchase, Mr. Porter was the treasurer for CIG. Mr. Porter continued his distinguished career in finance with Northwest Pipeline Corporation in Salt Lake City. He retired as President of Northwest Pipeline and Vice President of Northwest Energy in 1985 when Northwest Pipeline was purchased by the Williams Companies. Albert and Justine returned to Colo. in 1985. Over the next decade, they traveled and enjoyed their second home in Scottsdale where he pursued his quest for the perfect round of golf. Mr. Porter was a member of The Colorado Springs Country Club, Kissing Camels, and Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale. Until very recently, he was attending monthly luncheons with his many friends from Colorado Interstate. Mr. Porter never forgot his wonderful classmates and friends from Pueblo, who remained close over the years. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11:00 in the morning at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, 80903. Reception immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite #600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or the charity of the giver's choice.

Porter, Alice
Alice Porter – Colorado Public Defender - October 23, 1942 - Donald H. Fearn, Pueblo. W-W. Asphyxiation. Fearn received a death sentence for kidnapping, raping, torturing, and shooting a sixteen-year-old high school student, Alice Porter, the daughter of a former Pueblo detective. Thirty-six hours before the murder, Fearn's wife gave birth to their second child. Fearn abducted the victim at gunpoint off a Pueblo street and took her to an abandoned ranch. He forced her to disrobe, bound her, and burned her two dozen times with a wire he had heated in the fireplace. He then raped her, beat her over the head with a hammer, and shot her to make sure she was dead. Her body was later found in a cistern. During the crimes, a heavy rainstorm passed over the area that caused Fearn's car to sink in mud. As a result, Fearn had to walk several miles for assistance, which led to his arrest. Fearn, a twenty-six-year-old railroad brakeman, immediately confessed. He had no prior arrests, but, in his confession, told authorities that since childhood he had felt an uncontrollable urge to commit this type of crime. Fearn believed that he deserved to die. He did not appeal his conviction and was executed six months after the crimes. His last request, for a bottle of beer, was honored. The victim's father and two of her uncles witnessed the execution.

Porter, Armond Monroe
Armond Monroe Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1998 - Lohmeyer-Konantz Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo. 64759 - Armond Monroe Porter, 84, of Liberal, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998. Born Nov. 19, 1913, in Oskaloosa, Mo., to the union of Joseph and Grace (Sipes) Porter. He farmed in the Liberal area and worked as a machinist for McNally Manufacturing in Pittsburg, Kan., retiring in 1979. He was Past Grand Master of the Arcadia, Kansas Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by two wives, Corrine May "Betty" Charley, Feb. 26, 1934, Pueblo- and Martha Wilson on April 14, 1990, Liberal, Mo.- brothers, Alvin and Jessie Porter- sister, Beulah Leist- son, Paul Porter- and grandson, Donald Wray Kauble Jr. Survived by sons, Lee Porter, Charles Porter, both of Liberal, Mo., James Porter, Pittsburg, Kan.- daughters, Colleen Kauble, Lincoln, Mo., Penny Smith, Liberal, Mo.- 18 grandchildren- and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel, with Rev. Hollis Corky" Walker officiating. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery, southwest of Arcadia, Kan.

Porter, Arthur M.
Arthur M. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2003 - Arthur M. Porter, 89, born Oct. 21, 1913, passed away April 27, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. and Lola O. Porter; wife, Dorothy Hayden Porter; sister, Thelma McNeil, of Newark, Calif.; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Al and Ruth Hayden and Nell and John Krasovec. Survived by sister, Irene (Wayne) Woodward, Emmett, Idaho.; and nieces and nephews, Kathy (Jack) Cline, Janet Taravella, John (Judy) Krasovec, Robert (Judy) Krasovec, Al (Kathy) Hayden, all of Pueblo, and Mike Hayden of Arizona. Also survived by many other grandnieces and nephews. Arthur worked for the Pueblo Star-Journal and Chieftain for 46 years in the Advertising Department. He graduated from Central High School in 1932 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. Arthur loved all sports, especially the Broncos. At his request, cremation with memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church with inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Pueblo Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, "A community response to homeless families," in care of the funeral home office.

Porter, Betty J.
Betty J. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2001 - Betty J. Porter passed away Oct. 20, 2001, at the Chateau at Sharmar Village. Betty was born Feb. 3, 1924, and was a native and a lifetime resident of Pueblo. She is survived by one son, Jimmie D. (Diane) Porter Jr. of Pueblo; one daughter, Janis K. (Joe) Gemperline of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Gayle Porter of Falls Church, Va.; and three aunts, Gladys Volare, Virginia Hyde, "Aunt Cap"; and an uncle, Charles Vaught. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Sean F. (Melanie) Porter, Clayton J. Porter, Kristi J. Gemperline, Brian J. Gemperline; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis S. Porter. Nephews are Paul A. Lucksinger, Joe Waggoner, Willie Waggoner and Jay Waggoner. Cousins are Mac Gettler, Laurence Paredes and Sophie Paredes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie D. Porter Sr. (1978); one son, Andrew A. Porter (1982); and her parents, Albert (1944) and Minnie (Vaught) (2001) Gettler. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Porter, Charles A.
Charles A. Porter – Albuquerque Journal - November 29, 2001 - Charles A. Porter, 60, born July 14, 1941 in Pueblo, CO passed away in the family home on November 25, 2001. Mr. Porter was employed by PharMerica Corp as a clinical pharmacist. He loved his work and the nursing home residents that he served. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; children, and step-children, Randi Zavislan and her husband, Mike of Pueblo West Co, Tracey Fitchitt and her husband, Dan of Albuquerque and Melissa Ireland and husband, Travis of Los Alamos, NM; sons, Steven Porter and his wife, Colleen of Los Alamos, NM, Scott Porter and his wife, Marianne of Albuquerque and Eric Reese and his wife, Stephanie of Austin, TX; brothers, Allen Porter and his wife, Leight of Chesapeake, VA and Leo E. Porter and his wife, Barbara of Stow, OH; grandchildren, Michelle and Melissa Zavislan, Katy Reese, Jake and Brett Ireland; several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. The family suggests that memorial donations be made in Chuck's name to the Sandia Hospice Memorial Foundation, 4725 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Cremation has taken place and Mr. Porter's cremated remains will be interred at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.

Porter, Edwin R.
Edwin R. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1987 - Edwin R. Porter of 2104 Ogden, Apartment 10, passed away Aug. 10, 1987. Predeceased by his first wife, Helen Porter, who passed away May 29, 1964, and predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Kay Porter, who passed away March 26, 1962. Father of Edwin L, (Gladys) Porter, Pueblo, Lillie (Charlie) Bouldin, Pittsboro, N.C., Melva (Jack) Walthour, Las Vegas, Nev., Verna (Don) Wolf, Lancaster, Texas, and Karen Svaldi, Westminster. Survived also by a sister, Lillie J. Stewart, Pueblo, as well as 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He married Eunice Lester in 1970 and she also survives him. Mr. Porter was a member of First Baptist Church and served as a deacon and usher at the church and was a grandpa to the kindergarten class for six years. He also organized the Senior Kitchen Band in Pueblo. He was responsible for the lawn maintenance and was a caretaker at the Citadel Health Care Center for 12 years, retiring in 1984. Prior to that he farmed and ranched in the Boone area. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday will be conducted by the Rev. David Horton, pastor, First Baptist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Porter's name to either First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, Pueblo, CO, 81003, or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, CO, 81004. The family will greet friends at the Historic Chapel following the service and they may toe contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Porter, 134 Kingsley.

Porter, Effie G.
Mrs. Effie G. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - Mrs. Effie G. Porter, age 64 years, passed away at a local hospital, Friday, October 25. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Helen Porter, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The body is being cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Porter, Elsie Menor
Elsie Menor Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2002 - Elsie Menor Porter, born April 17, 1915, in Ordway, Colo., to John McCoy and Emma Harper, passed away May 6, 2002, in Enid, Okla. Elsie attended school through the eighth grade. She married Joseph Menor on May 2, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., and he passed away in August of 1963. She then married Wesley Porter in 1984 and he also passed away in 1985. Elsie was the owner/operator of a motel in Pueblo. She moved to Enid, Okla., in 1994. Her survivors include grandsons, Bobby Kelly, Jerry Kelly, Walter Kelly and Steve Kelly; and granddaughters, Peggy and Kathy Lambert. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Raymond McCoy of California, Rodrick McCoy of Pueblo and Ralph McCoy, also of California; one sister, Dora Sumruld of Pueblo; and seven stepchildren. She is also preceded in death by her son, Walter Menor in 1958; and daughter, Eleanor JoAnn Kelly in 1982. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Porter, Floyd Cecil Jr.
Floyd Cecil Porter Jr. - Rocky Mountain News - March 29, 2001- Floyd Cecil Porter Jr., 82, of Arvada died Feb. 10. Services were Feb. 14, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Porter was born in Springfield on Jan. 3, 1918. He married Mabel McMacken. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He owned a restaurant. He was a member of the International Union of Engineers and the Elks. Survivors include his wife; daughters Sherryne Taylor of Texas, Vicki Crossiant of Greeley, June Bartz of Indonesia, Beth Yeager of Arvada, Mary Einspahr of Thornton; brothers Stanley of California, Vernon of La Veta; sisters Mabel Bearnick of Oklahoma, Anna Standlen of Springfield, Martha Mullins of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Porter, Jean
Jean Kelleher Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2002 - Jean Kelleher Porter, 81. Born Aug. 20, 1920, in Postville, Iowa. Died April 5, 2002. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Edward L. Porter. Jean and Ed met in Chicago and had their first date on St. Patrick's Day. They were married on July 27, 1946, and Ed gave her green carnations every St. Patrick's Day to celebrate that first date. They lived for several years in Niles, Mich., where Jean wrote her first book, “We Learn to Play.” The family moved to Pueblo in 1954 and her second book, “Halo for a Housewife,” was published. She wrote a weekly column for the Catholic Register for many years and was an active member of numerous organizations including Alpha Mu Delta, the American Association of University Women and as a Girl Scout leader. She shared her talent for writing with her children and many others through classes. She was active in the women's movement and proud that she was born the year women's right to vote became law. A talented musician, Jean loved to play the piano and played the flute in the Pueblo Symphony. She enjoyed the out-of-doors and watching the Colorado sunsets near Lake Pueblo. She said many times how happy she was that the family had moved to Colorado. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, George T. and Carrie Wilson Kelleher; her brother, George T. Kelleher; and son, John Edward Porter. In addition to her husband, she he is survived by brother, J. Robert (Genevieve) Kelleher of Apopka, Fla.; and children, Margaret Porter (Dan) Knifong of College Park, Md., Judy (Jack) Hildner of Pueblo, Mary Jean Porter (Bernie) Abrahams of Wetmore, Sheela Porter (Mark) Smith of Honesdale, pa., James Robert (Julie) Porter of Pueblo West, Brenda Claire Porter and partner Beth Kahmann of Golden, and Ruth Porter of Pueblo ; grandchildren, Thad (Megan) Hildner, Matt Hildner, Jennifer (Paul) Kneuper, James R. Porter II, Jillian E. Porter, Della Jean Abrahams and Ezra Smith; and great-granddaughter, Grace Hildner. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and loving friends. Memorial Mass and private internment to follow in June. Cremation at her request. The family requests no food or flowers. Contributions can be made to the Columbine Girl Scout Council. Jean said her 18 years of service with the Scouts were one of the most pleasant times of her life. She especially loved the time she spent at Lazy Acres near San Isabel. Jean's family is deeply grateful to Dr. Michael Wood and the staffs of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Life Care Center for their loving care during her long illness.

Porter, Josephine L.
Josephine L. Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2004 - Josephine L. Porter, 83, passed away April 24, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Watonga, Okla., to Eli and Lilly Chapman, who preceded her, along with her husband, Leo I. Porter; and brother, Eugene Chapman. Survived by her daughters, Betty (Richard) Weller, Barbara (Leo) Porter, Beverly (James) Cain; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Maxine Mackey. Per her request, no visitation. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Porter, Linda Faye
Linda Faye Porter - Huerfano World - June 20, 2002 – Fatal Accident – A 35-year-old Texas woman was fatally injured June 13 in a one-car accident north of Trinidad on Interstate 25. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Linda Faye Porter, of Mineral Wells, TX, died of head injuries after being ejected from the vehicle. Porter was driving northbound when she apparently fell asleep and the vehicle began to drift off the left side of the road, striking a post. Porter corrected to the right, then crossed the two northbound lanes and corrected to the left. The vehicle rolled 1½ times, landing on its top. Porter and her daughter, Shanna Porter, 15, were ejected from the vehicle. Porter died at the scene. The girl had serious neck, rib and collarbone injuries and was taken to Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, then flown by Flight for Life to Denver Health Center. Porter's son, Zane Porter, 16, had minor head injuries and a laceration on his leg. He was treated at Mount San Rafael Hospital. None of the three were wearing seatbelts. Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2002 - Linda F. Porter, 35, passed away June 13, 2002, as a result of an auto accident. Services will be held in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Porter, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Porter - The La Veta Signature - September 11, 2008 - Margaret Ann Porter was born in Walsenburg, Colorado to Matthew and Anna (Youhouse) Bogan. She grew up in Walsenburg and graduated from Huerfano County High School. On June 24, 1943 she married E.G. (Everett) Porter. Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and loved quilting, crocheting, knitting and making craft projects for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her trips to Central City. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Greeley. Mrs. Porter died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado. Porter is survived by sons, Richard Porter and wife Cynthia of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Robert Porter and wife Sharon of The Villages, Florida, Gary Porter and wife Margaret of Lakewood, Colorado; grandchildren, Julie Porter of Greeley, Kimberly Myers of Golden, Colorado, Jenny Hawk and Joshua Porter both of Cheyenne, Andrea Porter and Matthew Porter of Lakewood; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Bogan of San Jose, California and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett; parents; and sister; Helen Reedy. Rosary is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2008 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 915 12th Street, Greeley, Colorado with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or St. Peter Catholic Church in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Porter, Martha
Mrs. Martha Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1943 - Mrs. Martha Porter, mother-in-law of Edwin L. May Sr., died at her apartment Sunday. She was the grandmother of Edwin L. May Jr., Mrs. Max Day and Mrs. Patrica Simmonds, Pueblo, and the aunt of Mrs. L.L. Young. One great grandchild also survives. Private funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rouch Funeral home and will be followed by entombment in the Fairmount mausoleum in Denver.

Porter, Robert
Robert Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2002 - Robert Porter, 39, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No services.

Porter, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2000 - Ruth E. Potter, 94, passed away Feb. 20, 2000. She was born on Sept. 27, 1905, in McCook, Neb. to Phineas and Mary (Bowen) Potter, who preceded her in death. Ruth received X-ray training in Denver, then came to Pueblo in 1930 and worked for CF&I emergency services for 21 years, from where she retired in 1971. She was also employed by private physicians in Pueblo. Ms. Potter was a member of the Bishop's Guild, member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Altar and Rosary Society, charter member and past president of Pilot Club, past president of The Colorado Society of X-Ray Technicians, and a member of the American Society of X-Ray Technicians. Rosary, 9 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Burse for Education of New Priests, or a charity of the donor's choice, through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Porter, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Porter - Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Mrs. Sarah Porter whose serious illness is noted in another column died Tuesday night at midnight.

Porter, Sommer
Sommer Porter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2000 - Sommer Porter, 22, passed away Jan. 1, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Springfield, Colo. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield High School gymnasium on Fifth Street. A memorial book is available to sign at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors for those unable to attend the service in Springfield, Colo.

Porter-Thompson, Ann
Ann Porter-Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2005 - Ann Porter-Thompson, 92, passed away June 19, 2005. Survived by her son, Vernon S. (Marcia) Porter of Pueblo; grandchildren, Dr. Stuart Porter of Middleton, Idaho, and Laura (Jerry) Knapic of Pueblo West; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Elizabeth Haar; and husbands, Vernon Stokes Porter and Hubbard Thompson. Ann was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Anna, Ill. When she was 9 years old, the family moved to Pueblo, where she attended Thatcher Elementary School and graduated from Centennial High School. She owned and operated The Gallery, which was an interior decorating business. Member of First United Methodist Church, Alpha Mu Delta Sorority, and was a Junior League sustainer. Besides her family, music was a centerpiece of Ann's life. She was accomplished at both piano and organ and composed music as well. During the time when the Pueblo Service League (now Junior League) put on musical extravaganzas on a biennial schedule, she played for rehearsals and performed in the shows. Viewing, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Portillos, Albert
Albert Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Albert Portillos, age 66, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 24, 2001, in Pueblo. Albert was born in Meria, N.M., on June 14, 1935, to the late Emilio and Casimera Miranda Portillos. Albert is survived by his wife, Annie Reyna Portillos. He is also survived by three sisters, Irene Blantz, Annie Portillos and Juanita Portillos, all of Security, Colo., and also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Albert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from civil service at Peterson Air Force Base. Albert enjoyed going bowling and loved to go fishing. Visitation from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Portillos, Connie
Connie Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2006 - Connie Portillos, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Feb. 12, 2006. Preceded in death by her father, Daniel Portillos; brothers, Michael and Nick Portillos; and nephew, Tommy Portillos Jr. She is survived by her son, Louie (Christina Lenk) Portillos; mother, Georgia Portillos; siblings, Julie (Bob) Dominguez, Vicky Garcia, Daniel Portillos, Barbara Portillos, Tom (Lydia) Portillos, Christine Portillos, Jerry (Becky) Portillos and Corrine (Chris) Leger; and grandchild, Kaylee Portillos. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Prayer Service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday; both at St. Anne Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Hall after both services.

Portillos, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1986 - Daniel C. Portillos, 59, late of 2020 E. 12th St., passed away Nov. 13, 1986. Retired from CF&I's bolt mill department as a crane operator in 1982 with 32 years of service. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Portillos, and children, Julia (Bob) Dominquez, Trinidad, Vicky (Tony) Garcia, Denver, Daniel G. (Dora) Portillos, Denver, Barbara Apodaca, Pueblo, Mike (Esther) Portillos, Pueblo, Tom (Lydia) Portillos, Pueblo, Connie (Rick) Martinez, Denver, Nick (Christine) Portillos, Aurora, Chrisine Portillos, Denver, Jerry Portillos and Corrine Portillos, both of the family home. Twenty grandchildren; brother and sisters, Annie Portillos, Juanita Portillos, Irene Blantz, all of Security, and Albert Portillos of Pueblo also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Anne Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2020E. 12th St.

Portillos, Edwarda M.
Edwarda M. Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1986 - Edwarda M. Portillos, 80, departed this life on Jan. 29, 1986. Survived by children, Phyllis Gonzales, Pueblo; Ernest Portillos, Pueblo; Helen (James) Trujillo, Seattle, Wash.; James (Angelina) Portillos, Pueblo; Charlotte (Ruben) Martinez of Denver; Charles (Mary V.) Portillos, Pueblo; Richard (Mary) Portillos, Robert (Mary Ellen) Portillos, all of Denver; Edward (Benita) Portillos of Colorado Springs; 36 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Nettie Turrietta of Texline, Texas; and Sadie Lopez of Santa Fe, N.M. Preceded in death by husband in 1968. Born May 29, 1905, in Mira, N.M. Moved to Pueblo 48 years ago. Member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of the Assumption, with Father Grimes officiating. Family will receive friends at 2038 Wyoming, following Mass. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Garden of Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Portillos, Ernest
Ernest Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Ernest Portillos passed away Nov. 10, 2006. Survived by his loving wife, Marie; two daughters, two sons, five brothers and three sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Portillos, Mary Albina
Mary Albina Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - Mary Albina Portillos, 76, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 22, 2003. Born March 1, 1926, in Seven Mile Plaza, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, Leroy Portillos; parents, Adolph and Matilde Pacheco; brothers, Charlie, Leo, Alex Pacheco; sisters, Vera Armijo, Tina Montoya, Molly Samora. Survived by her husband, Reyes E. Portillos; sons, Jerry (Doris) Portillos, James (Lori) Portillos, all of Pueblo; daughter, Frances (Robert) Quintana, Aurora; brothers, Ed (Tonie) Pacheco, Albert (Nellie) Pacheco, Jake (Lecha) Pacheco; sisters, Lucy (Ervin) Romero, Julia (Ray) Romero. Also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Our Lady of Assumption. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Portillos, Merissa Ashley
Merissa Ashley Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Merissa Ashley Portillos, infant, passed away June 1, 1998. Survived by parents, Renee Borrego and James Portillos. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Portillos, Paul P.
Paul P. “Cowboy” Portillos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2000 - Paul P. “Cowboy” Portillos, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 20, 2000. Born June 29, 1918, in Pasamonte, N.M. Preceded in death by his spouse, Ruth Flores Portillos; parents, Frank and Marcita Portillos; and one brother, Sam Portillos. Survived by children, Mary Maldonado, Pueblo, Sadie (Pat) Madril, Aurora, John Portillos, Pueblo, Sally (Pablo Valdes) Reyes, Pueblo, David (Mary Ann) Portillos, Colorado Springs, and Joann Silva, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Mary) Portillos, Pueblo, Phillip Portillos, Pueblo and Ted (Priscilla) Portillos, Pueblo; sisters, Cora Trujillo, Pueblo, Dorothy (Frank) Alcon, Pueblo, and Theresa (Dave) Lucero, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Memorial eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel, officiant, Dave Portillos. Interment, Fort Logan, Denver, Colo.

Portillos, Thomas Louis Jr.
Thomas Louis Portillos Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2001 - Thomas Louis Portillos Jr., 21, departed this life unexpectedly Dec. 31, 2000, the result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, Thomas was born Oct. 30, 1979. Graduated from East High School, class of 1998. He also attended Trinidad Junior College. An avid golfer, Tommy played on his high school team. At one of the school tournaments at the Grand Dote Course in La Veta, he fired a hole in one that day. At the time of his untimely death, he was a route sales person for Pepsi Cola. Thomas was an affectionately dedicated son, brother, grandson and nephew. He loved spending time with his family (especially meal time). He shared a wonderful sense of humor, singing spirit and impersonating talent. He also loved music and enjoyed dancing. He was a man of dignity and exquisite style. Thomas was a sincere and loyal friend to many. He was the life of any party. Thomas was a skilled golfer and was a member of the Pueblo Gold City Champion Team in 1997. His golfing talent also earned him an academic scholarship at Trinidad Junior Collage. Thomas was a committed companion to his girlfriend, Michelle, whom he sincerely loved. He also held a deep love for Jesus Christ and shared his spiritual counsel with his family and many friends. Survived by his beloved parents, Thomas and Lydia (Gallegos) Portillos; siblings, Stephanie (Gary) Portillos, Marcus Portillos and Phillip Portillos, all of Pueblo; grandmothers, Maria A. Gallegos and Georgia Portillos, both of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Tommy is preceded in death by grandfathers, Filemon Gallegos and Daniel Portillos; aunt, MaryRose Prien; and uncles, John Gutierrez, Mike Portillos and Nick Portillos. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Benjamin Bacino, celebrant. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Pueblo Christian Center following the burial rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sunwest Educational Credit Union in Tommy's memory.

Portratz, Larry William
Larry William Portratz - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 18, 1962 - Two Carson Soldiers Die, One Injured North of Pueblo - Two Ft. Carson soldiers were killed early Saturday morning and another was seriously injured when their car left U.S. Highway 85-87 about 13 miles north of Pueblo. Dead are John Richard Fitzgerald, 25, son of Mrs. Helen Fitzgerald, McDonald-Roseville, Mich., and Larry William Portratz, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Portratz, Summer, Iowa. Injured with lacerations, bruises and abrasions was Donald T. Ross, 21, of McKeesport, Pa. Ross was taken to the Ft. Carson Army Hospital after the accident. Medical authorities listed his condition as not critical. All three soldiers were members of Battery R, 2nd Training Regiment at Ft. Carson. Fitzgerald was a cook and Portratz a clerk. Ross is a supply clerk with the regiment. State Patrol authorities said the car, driven by Portratz, went off the road and flipped into an 18-foot culvert. He apparently went to sleep at the wheel, patrol authorities said. Both Ft. Carson and State patrol authorities reported there was no evidence of liquor in the car. The accident occurred at 2 a.m.

Posa, James Albert
James Albert Posa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1986 - James Albert Posa, infant son of Edward J. and Mary Beth Posa, passed away Aug. 13, 1986. Besides his parents, James is survived by grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, and uncles. There will be a private family service Friday at Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment will be in Baby Land, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Poslep, Anton
Anton Poslep – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Anton Poslep is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Anton Poslep: Austrian, age 38, married with three surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Pospahala, Robert
Robert Pospahala - Huerfano World - April 22, 1993 - Huerfano Robert S. Pospahala, 68, of Boulder, died Apr. 18, 1993 in Boulder Community Hospital. Mr. Pospahala was retired after 39 years with Public Service Company. He was born and raised in Walsenburg and graduated from Huerfano County High School. His father was an electrician in the Walsen Mine. He is survived by his wife, Gayle, Boulder; three children, Kathi LaForte, Denver, Carol Snyder, Longmont and Bob Pospahala, Denver; two grandchildren, three brothers, John, Dallas, TX, Bill, Canon City, and Al, Boulder. Funeral was from Mountain View Methodist Church in Boulder.

Pospahala, Susan Alvina
Susan Pospahala – Huerfano World – May 25, 2006 - Susan Alvina (Judiscak) Pospahala, 93, of Canon City, passed away May 20, 2006. She was born February 1, 1913 in Toltec, graduated from St. Mary's High in Walsenburg and attended Barnes Business College in Denver. As a young girl, Susan was an usherette and kept the business records for Red Ash Coal Company until she married William G. Pospahala at age 22 in Walsenburg. Their lives together took them from Walsenburg to Victor, Downey, ID, Westcliffe, until 1966 when they settled in Canon City. Every day evolved around church activities, their ever-growing family and Friday night dancing. She was an active member of St. Michael's Parish, Oblates and various bible study and prayer groups. Toots will be remembered for the twinkle in her eye, her compassion for others and greeting everyone she met with, “God bless you,” and, “Have a happy, healthy, holy day.” She is survived by her children Georgia Follansbee, Monument, John E. Pospahala, Security, Marilee (Jerry) Lowe, Boise, ID, Tina (Greg) Leger, Ogden, UT, Dorothy Cornwell, Rita (Ron) Trani, Michael (Cindy) Pospahala and James Pospahala all of Pueblo, grandchildren: Kim (AnaMarie) Pedirie, Kip (Georgene) Pedirie, Kenda (Dale) Plate, Scott (Susan) Follansbee, Mark Arnette, Tonja Barnett, Eric (Carrie) Cornwell, Cheri Cornwell, Erin (Angie) Cornwell, Evin Cornwell, Tiffany (Donny) Simoney, Ron (Kristen) Trani, Paul (Lori) Trani, Brittany (Kevin) Linzey, Randal (Sarah) Trani, Jeff (Jennifer) Lowe, Cameron Lowe, Melissa (Lance) Smit, Jessie, Stephen, and Christopher Pospahala, Hillary (Travis) Brechbill, LeighAnn (TJ) Mello, Peter Ledger and 39 great-grandchildren. Susan was preceded in death by her husband William G. Pospahala, Sr., son William G. Pospahala, Jr., and grandchildren Cory and Yvonne Pospahala. Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Holt Chapel of the Garden, Canon City. Rosary 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 26 followed by Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City. Inurnment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, your contribution to St. Michael's Youth Mission or the Gideon's International is appreciated. Arrangements are handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Pospahala, William G.
William G. Pospahala - Huerfano World - October 7, 1999 - William G. Pospahala, 87, died October 3, 1999, in Canon City. A former employee of JC Penney Company and Mike Kalmes Company in Walsenburg, he managed the Penney store in Victor and Downey, ID; managed the Westcliffe Oil Company and drove a milk tanker for Westcliffe Creamery. He worked for JC Penney before retiring. He was married to Susan in St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg 63 years ago. A member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canon City, he is survived by his wife, Susan, Canon City, his children, Georgia Folansbee, Monument; William G. Pospahala Jr., Victor; John E. Pospahala, Security; Marilee Lowe, Boise, ID; Tina Ledger, Ogden, UT; Dorothy Cornwell, Rita Trani, Michael Pospahala and James Pospahala, all of Pueblo; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John of Dallas, TX, and Al of Boulder; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited Thursday (today) October 7 at 9:30 a.m. Memorial mass will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Church. Graveside service will be in North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Pospahala, William G. Jr.
William G. Pospahala, Jr. – Cañon City Daily Record – February 25, 2006 - William G. Jr. Pospahala 67, of Cañon City, died Feb. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Walsenburg to William and Susan Pospahala. He graduated from Custer County High School in Westcliffe and attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins before entering the Army. He was an avid softball player and played second base with the Cañon City Merchants Team at Nationals in 1969. He was employed as a grade-setter for various construction companies and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Mr. Pospahala enjoyed the outdoors and had a keen interest in geology, spending his time staking claims in the Victor Mining District. He was preceded in death by his father, William G. Pospahala Sr., and nephew, Cory Pospahala. He is survived by mother, Susan Pospahala; special partner, Ruby Wandell; brothers and sisters, Georgia Follansbee, Monument, John E. Pospahala, Security, Marilee (Jerry) Lowe, Boise, Idaho, Tina (Greg) Ledger, Ogden, Utah, Dorothy Cornwell, Rita (Ron) Trani, Michael (Cindy) Pospahala and James Pospahala, all of Pueblo; 25 nieces and nephews; and 39 great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5?8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Holt Chapel of the Garden. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, followed by Memorial Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. James King as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donate to your local homeless shelter. Arrangements are handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Post, Edna
Edna Post - Victoria Advocate - January 21, 2005 - Victoria, TX - Edna Post, 83, of Beeville, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. She was born July 27, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., to the late Elmer Snyder and Grace G. Kiel. She was a postal clerk in Berclair for 21 years, and credit manager for Montgomery Ward's in Las Vegas, N.M. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of A.F.L. and C.I.O. Survivors: daughter, Linda Blackburn of Berclair; brother, Elmer Snyder Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one grandson. Preceded in death by: husband, Floyd Post. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. tonight at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Services will be 2 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Bill Stockton officiating. Burial will be at Bar J Ranch in Beeville. Galloway & Sons, Beeville, 361-358-2512. Memorials: Bee County Historical Society, Attn: Lena Mary Lacy, 1308 N. St. Mary's, Beeville, Texas 78102.

Post, Harold F.
Harold F. Post - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Harold F. Post, 66, passed away Sept. 7, 1998. Survived by his wife, Betty Post, of the family home- children, Diana (David) Tozer and Randall Post, both of Pueblo- three grandchildren- his brother, Edward (Mildred) Post of Littleton- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Ralph and Irene Post. Harold attended school in Salida, Colo. and graduated from Western State in Gunnison, Colo., with a BA degree. He retired as a teacher from School District 60, with most of his teaching years spent at Freed Junior High as an industrial arts teacher. Harold and Betty also own and operate the Alley Post Pawn Shop. Member of Christ the King Church, Model A Club of America and Veteran Motor Club of America. He will lie in state from 1 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Rev. Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Research for Small Cell Lung Cancer or American Lung Association through the funeral home. The family will receive friends at Christ the King Parish Hall immediately following the interment.

Post, Louisa
Louisa Post - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Louisa Post, Salida, died June 7, 1986. Survived by mother, Lena Peluso, Pueblo; husband, Ernest Post, Salida; daughters, Patricia Waugh, Washington, and Nettie Post, Iowa; sister, Rose Cupelli, Salida. Recitation of the rosary, 8 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salida. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, Salida. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Post, Mary
Mary Post - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Mary Post, 85, of Glenwood Springs, died Jan. 29, 1994 in Valley View Hospital. Born Sept. 4, 1908 in Canon City to Louis and Frances S. Kopine, she grew up in Walsenburg where she married Alex Ferkovich in 1927. She owned and operated the now historic Lone Pine Inn on old La Veta Pass and Pan Fork Trailer Park in Basalt. She was also involved in several other business ventures throughout the state. She was a member of several boards and a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. She enjoyed collecting antiques and baking. She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Carver, Glenwood Springs; two sons, Alex Ferkovich Jr., Seattle, WA, and Steve Ferkovich, Gainesville, FL; two brothers, Joe Kopine, Walsenburg and Louis Kopine, La Veta; a sister, Alice Snyder, San Francisco, CA, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was from St. Stephens Catholic Church. Cremation. Burial in southwestern Colorado.

Post, William C.
William C. Post - Fremont Tribune - July 9, 2004 - Fremont, NE - William C. Post, 61, Beatrice, died Tuesday morning, July 6, 2004, at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. He was born on Aug. 21, 1942, at Beatrice, and lived at Union Center and Liberty before moving to the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 1948. He then lived at Bethphage in Lincoln and returned to Beatrice in November 1987 and resided at Mosaic (Martin Luther Home). He worked in the sheltered workshop in packaging and sorting, and enjoyed listening to his radio. Survivors: sisters, Sylvie Craig and husband Arthur Sr. of Diller, Phyllis Rush and husband Pete of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joyce Saathoff and husband Ernie of Holmesville, Janice Schriber and husband Gene of Austin, Texas, and Susan Burck and husband Larry of Beatrice; brothers, Ralph Post and wife Betty of Wymore, and Dan Post of Lincoln; stepbrother, Jim Lyons of Jansen; stepsister, JoAnne Krotf of Benedict; brother-in-law, Lester Frase of Abilene, Kan.; sister-in-law, Delores Post of Denver, Colo.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Jennie (Shores) Post; brother, Robert Post; and a sister, Betty Frase. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Monday, July 12, Mosaic Chapel (Martin Luther Home), Beatrice, Pastor William Jurgens officiating. The body has been cremated and inurnment has taken place in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Neb. There will be no visitation. A guest book for signatures and condolence messages is available online at: Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice, in charge of arrangements.

Poston, Warren
Warren Poston - Westland News - September 18, 1919 - Warren Poston, 14, accidentally shot and killed himself while hunting ducks on a lake one and a half miles east of Stoneham. The youth had separated from two companions a few minutes before and was crawling across a ledge when his gun exploded.

Poteet, Franklin
Franklin Poteet - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1986 - Franklin Poteet, 72, of Peachtree City, Ga., and formerly of Pueblo, died March 31, 1986. Survived by wife, Mina M. Poteet, three daughters, and five grandchildren. Memorial service 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Chapel of Barronton and Lee.

Poteet, Howard M.
Howard M. Poteet - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1998 - Howard M. Poteet, 87, of Canon City, died Feb. 13, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Ethel M. "Snooks"- his daughter, Charla Joanne Harris, both of Canon City- granddaughters, Kellie Rixse of Anchorage, Alaska and Kim Tapscott of Coatesville, Pa.- and brother, James W. (Frances) Poteet of Canon City. The owner of the Otero Lumber Co. and the Lindsay Soft Water Service in La Junta, he sold those businesses in 1978 and 1979. In 1993, he and his wife moved to Canon City where they have lived since. He was twice past master of the Euclid Masonic Lodge No. 64 in La Junta, Al Kaly Shrine, Jesters, the Lions Clubs and Elks Clubs in both La Junta and Canon City, District Leader of the Boy Scouts of America and Shadow Hills Golf Club. In 1958 he organized the Al Kaly Shrine Oriental Band and it still exists. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the United Presbyterian Church. The service will conclude at the church. Those wishing may make contributions to the Crippled Children's Hospital through the Wilson-Andrews office.

Potestio, Elmer Eugene
Elmer Eugene “Gene” Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Born Dec. 9, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Emilio and Jennie Potestio; and sisters, Eleanor Aberton and Gloria Zeman. Survived by wife, Marilyn; son, Rick; granddaughter, Krysta; brothers and sisters, Louise Schauer, Edward (JoAnn) Potestio, Alberta (Sam) Consonero, Emily (Butch) Hughes, Bill Potestio, Dan Potestio and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Gene loved to play golf and was an avid Bronco fan. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from the auto salvage business. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Visitation, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Pueblo COPD Research through the funeral home office.

Potestio, Kathleen M.
Kathleen M. Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2001 - Kathleen M. Potestio, 64, of North Hills, Calif., passed away Sept. 20, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Justine Potestio. Survived by brothers, Vincent (Carol), Eugene (Betty); sister, Diane Potestio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen taught the deaf for 20 years in the Los Angeles area. She also was very active in the deaf community. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Church of Avondale, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church of Avondale in her memory.

Potestio, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Mildred M. Potestio, 91, passed away Oct. 26, 2001. Survived by her children, Jim (Ethelyn) Potestio and Joan Potestio, all of Pueblo; sisters, Sylvia (John) Greco, Rose Pullaro, Leona Vernon, Sadie (Dan) Tishma, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Christine Mikulas of Pueblo; and the Thomas DeNiro Sr. family. Also survived by grandchildren, Mary (Rich) Lane and Mindy (Clay Ranson) Potestio, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John Kale Potestio; parents, Mike and Frances (nee DeNiro) Marcovecchio; sisters, Esther Sanders, Jane Pullara and Nell Yeagley. Born Jan. 10, 1910, in Pueblo, and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. She and her late husband owned and operated the K & M Grocery on Goat Hill for 34 years. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed helping Mary and Mindy at the Wooden Spoon and Seabel's Gourmet Shop. Member of Christ the King Church. Private graveside service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial Mass at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with the Rev. Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to the Centennial High School Foundation or the Christ the King Church building fund, through the funeral home.

Potestio, Olga Lucia Iacini
Olga Lucia Iacini Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1997 - Olga Lucia Iacini Potestio, passed away Oct. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Michele Potestio, Dec. 1, 1982, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage. Mrs. Potestio was born in Grimaldi, Italy and had resided in the United States since 1946. Survived by her children, Mary Jo (Bill) Jersin, Portland, Ore., Anthony (Deanne) Potestio, M.D., Denver, Colo., and John (Pamela) Potestio, Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of William M. Jersin, 1st Lt. John B. (Shirley) Potestio Jr., John A. Jersin, Michael Potestio, Allysa Potestio and Joshua Potestio. Sister-in-law of John B. Potestio, Francesca Potestio and Maria Mauro. Daughter of Bonaventura and Serafina Iacini. She is also survived by numerous cousins in Grimaldi, Italy. Mrs. Potestio was a member of St. Therese Church parish, Vineland, Colo., and the Altar and Rosary Society. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Therese Church, Vineland, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Anthony's Orphanage in Italy through the funeral home office.

Potestio, Richard E.
Richard “Rick” E. Potestio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2006 - Richard “Rick” E. Potestio, 51, born Sept. 19, 1954, passed away April 15, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Gene Potestio. Survived by his daughters, Krysta Potestio and Danon Gallegos; mother, Marilyn Potestio; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Known by the nickname “Cro,” he will be sadly missed by many close friends. Rick graduated from East High School in 1973, and worked for Overhead Garage Door for 30 years. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will greet friends and family in the church hall following services. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Frontier Hospice in Rick's memory. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Potman, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. Potman - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 28, 2004 - Elizabeth C. (Morelli) Potman. Survived by four children. Beloved sister of Rose (Ed) Dominguez of Denver, Charles Morelli and family of Phoenix, AZ. Beloved aunt of Carol Vaughn and Connie Apodaca of Denver, Marlene Menghini of Walsenburg, CO and other numerous nieces and nephews. Niece of Sara Fabian of Trinidad, CO. Cousin of Clara Glorioso and Rose Carla Philpot of Trinidad. Recitation of the Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday January 28 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment later at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO.

Potoker, Agnes T.
Agnes T. Potoker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2006 - Agnes T. Potoker passed away May 14, 2006, in Pueblo. Agnes was born Nov. 18, 1918, in Pueblo County, one of six children to Patrick and Bridget McCarthy. She was a member of the Eagles and along with her husband, Frank, thoroughly enjoyed the Polka Club. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Potoker Sr.; siblings, Mike McCarthy, Mary Provost, Tom McCarthy, Joe McCarthy and Margaret Fountain. Her survivors include her son, Frank (Sharon) Potoker Jr.; granddaughters, Samantha, Robin and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Adam, Hadley and Cullen; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Potoker will lie in state, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2006, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 225 Michigan, with father Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2529 Fourth Ave. following the interment.

Potoker, Frank H. Sr.
Frank H. Potoker Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2004 - Frank H. Potoker Sr. passed away Dec. 2, 2004, in Pueblo. Frank was born in Pueblo on Aug. 28, 1917, one of five children to Louis and Johanna Potoker. Frank was employed as a truck driver at the CF&I Steel Mill for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Eagles and along with his wife Agnes, thoroughly enjoyed the Polka Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe and Louis; sister, Jane and; daughter, Judith Sanders. His survivors include his wife, Agnes; son, Frank (Sharon) Potoker Jr. of Pueblo; sister, Rose Papez of Pueblo; his grandchildren, Samantha, Robin and Jessica; his great-grandchildren, Adam, Hadley and Cullen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Potoker will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 225 Michigan. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2529 Fourth Ave. following the interment.

Potter, Carson Joseph
Carson Joseph Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2006 - Carson Joseph Potter, June 4, 2006, infant child of Joseph and Andrea Potter of Pueblo West; also survived by grandparents, Jerry and Marla Messman, Fort Collins, David and Cathy Potter, Omaha, Neb.; sisters, Madelynn and Claire Potter; and numerous aunts, uncles, and great-grandparents. Service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2006, Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand avenues, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Collins.

Potter, Gracie Roxy Precious
Gracie Roxy Precious Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2005 - Gracie Roxy Precious Potter, 4 months old. Born July 6, 2005, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 3, 2005, in Canon City, Colo., to go home with God and her Grandpa John Lucero. Also preceded by her great-grandma, Reba Potter. Gracie is survived by her mother, Sonya Potter; her brother, Johnathan Potter; grandparents, Darren and Dianne Potter; great-grandparents, Clara Lucero, Luis Ortiz and Verlin Potter; great-great-grandma, Josephine Zupancic; uncles, Bobby Lucero and Chris Lucero; aunt, Roxanne Ortiz. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Our little precious "Punky" had a beautiful smile that made everybody smile. She always had a unique way with her brother, Johnny. Our precious little angel surely is missed and will remain in our hearts forever. Scripture service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Roche officiating. Interment, Imperial.

Potter, John
John Potter - Albuquerque Journal – September 25, 2006 - John Potter, 89, born January 7, 1917 in Sheboygan, WI. Died September 20, 2006 in Pueblo, CO. Founder of Potter Form & Tie in Rockford, IL. Moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1970 where he opened two Bed and Bath Fashion Shops. World War II veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Johanna deVriend and Marinus Potter. Survived by John (Janice) Potter, David (Dorothy) Potter, Melanie (John) Tappen, Stephanie (Chris) Kendrick. Grumpy Grandpa was beloved by eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service to be held in San Antonio, TX.

Potter, Kelly
Kelly Potter – Colorado Springs Gazette – September 18, 1993 – Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty in Death – Navy recruiter Jon Hughes, 30, of Pueblo pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide as a result of a traffic accident near Penrose that killed one person and seriously injured two others. Hughes' plea-bargain included dropping a second charge of vehicular homicide and dismissal of a vehicular assault charge. The bargain also limits prison time to a maximum eight years. Hughes had been drinking prior to the accident. Killed in the crash last December was Kelly Potter, 24, of Pueblo. Injured were Rachel England and Greg Howard of Canon City. Sentencing is set for Sept. 28.

Potter, Marvin E.
Marvin E. Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2004 - Marvin E. Potter passed away May 18, 2004, in Pueblo. Marvin was born in Pueblo on May 17, 1925, to David H. and Violet Mace Potter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII in the European Theatre. Marvin was an active member of the BPO Elks No. 90 in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Charles and Mike; a grandson, Mike Abeyta; and his sister, Leila Bemis. Marvin is survived by his wife, Winona of the family home; children, Jack (Betty) Potter of Denver, William (Sue) Hoggatt of California, Patty (Bob) Schermer of California, Judy (Jack) Gibson of Pueblo, Mary (Jim) McCully of California, Donna Williams of Colorado Springs, Barbara (Joe) Briseno of California, Sharon Courtney of Denver, and Frances Pugh of Denver; brothers, Dave (Carol) Potter of Howard, Tom (Judy) of California, Ken (Sharon) of Colorado Springs; sisters, Colleen (John) Rhoades and Lena Brown both of California; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2004, in the BPO Elks Lodge, Fifth and Sante Fe. The family respectfully requests that no food or flowers be sent. Donations in memory of Marvin may be made to the Elks Endowment Fund.

Potter, Michael
Michael Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2000 - Michael Potter, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2000, in Pueblo. Michael was born in Pueblo on Oct. 23, 1962. He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Smith; father, Marvin (Winona) Potter; sons, Michael and Joseph Potter; daughter, Marie (Victor) Tutterow; a grandson, Zander Tutterow; brothers, Jack (Betty) Potter, Charles Potter; sisters, Sharon Courtney and Frances Pugh; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held today, July 26, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh, Pueblo.

Potter, Rachel S.
Rachel S. Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1999 - Davis Rachel S. Potter passed away July 6, 1999, in Pueblo. Rachel was born April10, 1984, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had lived in Fountain, Colo., where she attended public schools before moving to Pueblo this summer. Rachel is survived by her mother, Vera (Vance Steele) Specht of Pueblo West- her father, Royston Potter of Utah- her sisters, Sarah, Rebecca and Ruth- as well as four grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Visitation will be held at the mortuary from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ron Jones officiating.

Potter, Ralph
Ralph Potter - La Veta Advertiser – December 17, 1898 - Last Monday the remains of Ralph Potter son of Mr. And Mrs. George Potter, aged 2 years and 3 months were interred in the La Veta Cemetery. Reverend C. M. Green officiated. The little one died in Pueblo on Saturday of croup and the body was brought to La Veta where Mr. And Mrs. Potter resided for some time previous to removing to Pueblo. Mrs. Potter is the daughter of Mrs. McClure.

Potter, Robert K.
Robert K. Potter – Pueblo Indicator – February 5, 1944 – R. K. Potter, Prominent Puebloan Died – Robert K. Potter, a resident of Pueblo since 1892, passed away in Sacramento, Calif., January 24, at the ripe old age of 92. Of a quiet and friendly disposition, he had many friends here who admired his character and his enterprise in the promotion of plans that added to the progress and prosperity of the city. One of his chief enterprises was the opening up of the Turkey Creek Stone, Clay and Gypsum quarry at Stone City, and the part he took in the building of the Colorado-Kansas railroad to the quarries. His survivors include three sons, Robert of Denver, Chandler of California, and William of Colorado. He has 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren living in Pueblo.

Potter, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2000 - Ruth E. Potter, 94, passed away Feb. 20, 2000. She was born on Sept. 27, 1905, in McCook, Neb. to Phineas and Mary (Bowen) Potter, who preceded her in death. Ruth received X-ray training in Denver, then came to Pueblo in 1930 and worked for CF&I emergency services for 21 years, from where she retired in 1971. She was also employed by private physicians in Pueblo. Ms. Potter was a member of the Bishop's Guild, member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Altar and Rosary Society, charter member and past president of Pilot Club, past president of The Colorado Society of X-Ray Technicians. Rosary, 9 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Burse for Education of New Priests, of a charity of the donor's choice, through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Potter, Velda Naomi
Velda Naomi Potter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1987 - Velda Naomi Potter passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by husband, Merle A. Potter, of the family home; daughter, Marylin Czel, and grandson, Michael Czel, both of Pueblo. Born Aug. 2, 1910, in Ames, Iowa. Resident of Colorado City for 11 years. Former resident of El Monte, Calif. Cremation by request of Mrs. Potter. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

Potthoff, Joseph C.
Joseph C. Potthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Joseph C. Potthoff passed away in Durango, Colo. On Oct. 27, 2002, after a full life of 88 years, Joe joined his departed parents; a brother, Duke; daughters, Mary and Melanie; and many friends. He is survived and mourned by his wife and partner of 62 years, Frances of Durango, Colo. Also, his children, Carol Bynum of Durango, Colo., Joe L. Potthoff of Bayfield, Colo., and Sandra Knight of Westcliffe, Colo. His grandchildren are James Hobby of Denver, Colo., Shanda Moon of Layton, Utah, and Barrette Potthoff of Bayfield, Colo., and a great-grandson, Kieron Moon of Layton, Utah. Joe was born and raised in Peru, Ill., where he and his parents and brother enjoyed great fishing trips to Wisconsin. He graduated from high school, worked at Westclox clock factory, and married Frances Bedenko in 1940 in Peru, Ill. During the war, he worked in the shipyards. In 1951, Joe and Fran and the three oldest children moved to Pueblo, where he worked as a draftsman for Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. (CF&I). In 1959, he bought a ranch in the Junkins Park area near Westcliffe, Colo., where he raised quarter horses and commuted to work in Pueblo. For 33 years, the family enjoyed fishing, hiking and horseback riding in a beautiful setting. In 1992, Joe and Fran moved to Bayfield and in 1999 to Durango. Joe loved fishing, horses, the beautiful Colorado mountains and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. Two of his prized possessions were a picture of John Elway and the Pope shaking hands, and a signed napkin by John Elway that said “Happy Birthday, Joe.” Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Westcliffe, Colo. Interment will follow at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Mercy Hospital, 375 E. Park Ave., Durango, CO 81302.

Pottorff, Anna May
Anna May Pottorff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1986 - Anna May Pottorff, 88, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Aug. 17, 1986. Mrs. Pottorff is preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Pottorff in 1973; parents, John and Alice Sollee; sister, Mary Russler; brothers, William, Audie, Walter, Wesley, Everett, Olvie, and Clarence Sollee. Mrs. Pottorff is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was born in Crofton, Ky., on April 20, 1898, and was a Pueblo resident most of her life. Visitation hours from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1986, at Imperial Chapel with Pastor Thomas J. Janoski officiating. Interment, Sunrise Slope, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Pottorff, Sue T.
Sue T. Pottorff - Huerfano World - March 29, 1990 - Former Walsenburg resident, Sue T. Pottorff died on her 74th birthday, Sunday, Mar. 25, 1990, in Pueblo, where she had lived the past several years. Mrs. Pottorff graduated from Huerfano County High School and Adams State College in Alamosa. For several years she was a social worker and teacher in both Colorado and later California. She retired after 40 years in 1982. She was a life member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary #39, past chapter and Colorado Department Commander, Territorial Daughters of Colorado and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Marsh Pottorff, Pueblo; a stepson Earl Pottorff, Savannah, NY; a sister, Julian T. Trujillo, Pueblo; two step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo. Rosary was Wednesday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1715 E. Routt Or 1313 Joliet, Pueblo.

Potts, Ben E.
Ben E. Potts - Huerfano World - November 7, 2008 - The Huerfano Journal - November 6, 2008 - Ben E. Potts, 83, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2008 at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1924, in Wichita Falls, TX to the late Calvin E. and Elizabeth H. Andrews Potts. On June 19, 1949, he married Bonnie Faye Todd Potts, who passed away on November 3, 1990. He married Carolina Gilig Potts on January 7, 1999. Ben is survived by wife Carolina and son Cy Ben Potts of the family home, Scott (Debi) Potts of Fort Wayne, IN, Bonnie (Calvin) Hamler of Colorado City, CO, and Todd (Sue) Potts of Walsenburg, CO, grandchildren Calvin B (Wendy) Hamler, Christopher Hamler, Amber (Randy) Balenseifen, Mark and Jaimee Potts, Megan (Jacob) Furnish, and Brian, Aaron, and Brad Potts, great-grandchildren Morgan and Jack Hamler, Olivia Potts, Claire Furnish and unknown baby Hamler. Ben was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 during WWII. He was a local rancher all his life, and friend to many. The funeral service will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 1 p.m.

Potts, Bonnie Faye
Bonnie Faye Potts - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - Bonnie Faye Potts, 61, of Walsenburg, died at her ranch home Saturday afternoon, November 3, 1990, after an illness of seven months. Born in Walsenburg January 28, 1929, to the late Rudolph and Martha Marshall Todd, she was reared in Walsenburg and educated in the local schools, graduating from Walsenburg High School. She attended the University of Colorado and a beauty school in Pueblo, then working for a short time as a beauty operator. She married Ben C. Potts June 19, 1949 and they operated a ranch, living a few years in the Rye area. When her mother-in-law retired, she operated Beth's Flower and Beauty Shop for several years until it was sold to the Omers. Since then she had spent fulltime on the ranch. Survivors include her husband Ben; three children, Scott Potts, Colorado Springs, Bonnie Beth Hamler, Colorado City, and Todd Potts, Walsenburg; two sisters, Ruth Ann Harrison and Martha Bak, both of Walsenburg; a brother, Rudolph Todd, Arvada, nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Private burial in the Potts Family Cemetery.

Potts, Calvin Erby
Calvin Erby Potts - Huerfano World - January 7, 1982 - Calvin Erby Potts, 83, of Walsenburg, died at Walsenburg Care Center, Sunday, Jan. 3, 1981. Mr. Potts had lived at the Center since suffering a stroke in September, 1980. Born at Clear Creek, Sevier County, AR, Mar. 28, 1898, he left Arkansas with his family as an infant to live in Eastern Texas. As a young man he lived at Wichita Falls, TX, and was in the ranching business. He married Elizabeth "Beth" F. Andrews Nov. 15, 1923, in Archer City, TX. In 1954 the Pottses came to Huerfano County and purchased a ranch located on the southeast side of Greenhorn Mountain. He later expanded to own land on both sides of 1-25 north of Walsenburg. Mr. Potts was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. He is survived by his wife, Beth, Walsenburg; a son, Ben, also of Walsenburg; a sister, Helen Potts, Wichita Falls, TX, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at Boies Almont Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Potts, David F.
David F. Potts - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1986 - David F. Potts, 86, of 106 S. 10th died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1986, at Sanhaven Nursing Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday.

Potts, Dora Lou
Dora Lou Roe Potts - Huerfano World - October 18, 2001 - Dora Lou Roe Potts, 86, of St. Charles, MO, died Oct. 11, 2001 at Parkside Meadows in St. Charles. Mrs. Potts was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Davidson, OK. She was a music teacher for 16 years with the Phillip, TX, Unified School District. She was named the "Most Useful Woman of the Year 1957" in Frederick, OK, served as church organist for more than 30 years, was a voice teacher for more than 25 years, was a violinist and was a high school assistant choral director. She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.G. "Bill" Roe Jr.; second husband, Walter Potts; father, Robert Lark Case; and mother Fern Alberta North. She is survived by her son, Glen (Georgia) Roe, St. Charles, MO; step-son, Warren (Georgia) Potts, Lodi, CA; daughter Lark (Mike) Edminster, Montesano, WA; daughter, Merle (Virgil) Carter, Chaddsford PA, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services were held Oct. 15 at First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO. There will be a memorial service in celebration of her life during the summer of 2002 in Cuchara, with the date to be announced later.

Potts, Homer Oscar
Homer Oscar Potts - Huerfano World - November 29, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Died, Homer Oscar Potts, who lived here most of his life.  He was born in Missouri in 1881. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. Rollie Lehman. [Editor's Note: Homer Potts died November 24, 1951. Obituary listed World Independent, November 26, 1951, Page 12.]

Potts, Westley Franklin
Westley Franklin Potts - Cortez Journal – August 11, 2006 - Westley Franklin Potts, age 86 and longtime Mancos rancher, lumberman and miner, passed away peacefully at his home in Webber Canyon on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, following a brief illness. His special friend, Loretta Hall of Mancos, his son, James, and sister-in-law, Bernice, were with him. A memorial service by the Mancos VFW Post is being planned for the latter part of September. Westley was born on April 21, 1920, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Charles Calvin Potts and Zelle Louise Groomer Potts. He graduated from Mancos High School in 1938 and joined the U.S. Navy that fall. Boatswain's Mate Second Class Potts was the gun captain for the number three 14-inch gun in the number four turret on the Battleship USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. Westly was a life member of the John Derrick Halls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and was active in community efforts to restore the old Mancos Opera House. Westly is survived by his sister, Nadine Charlotte Ferris of Centennial, Colo.; sister-in-law, Bernice Curtis Potts of Mancos; sons, Charles Franklin Potts of Deatsville, Ala. and James Westley Potts of Mancos; and daughters-in-law, Bettye Jo McDaniel Potts of Deatsville, Ala. and Carol McCarty Potts of Mancos. Westly had three grandchildren; the eldest, Elizabeth Annette Potts, is married to Thomas James Whitman of Millbrook, Ala.; and the two younger grandchildren, John Westley and Lora Ann Potts, are both of Mancos. In addition, Westley had two great-grandchildren, Mary Katherine Dorough and Annamarie Paige Whitman, both of Millbrook, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Zelle Potts; his wife of 59 years, Lena Annette DeFelice; daughter-in-law, Margaret Walker Potts of Deatsville, Ala.; and a brother, William Groomer Potts, who had returned to Mancos after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in Slidell, La. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Poulos, Ruby Lee
Ruby Lee Poulos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2002 - Age 68, of Canon City, died Feb. 9, 2002. She was born Nov. 24, 1933, to Delmer C. Fowler and Pauline (Erickson) Fowler in Walsh, Colo. She owned and operated Ruby's Red Carpet Service in Pueblo for 11 years. She enjoyed crocheting beautiful afghans and dolls for her family and friends. Mrs. Poulos lived in the Canon City area since 1992. She married Sylvestro “Crow” Poulos on Jan. 8, 1966, in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband; mother; son, Randy (Shelley) Croft; daughter, Kaye (Rick) Taullie; sister, Esther Jackson; brother, Don (Sharon) Fowler; brothers-in-law, Tom (Helen) Poulos and Pete (Mary Anne) Poulos; grandchildren, Aaron (Kelin) Croft, Adam Croft, Jesse Croft, Vicky (Kurt) Ward, Jason (Brenda) Taullie and Dustin Taullie; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Her father preceded her in death. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Please omit flowers and food.

Pound, John L.
John L. Pound – Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1947 - John L. Pound of 801 W. 24th St., local hospital, Wednesday. Husband of Mrs. Bess C. Pound, father of Mrs. R.L. (Jeane) Tedter, Boulder, Colo., and David Allen Pound, a student at Colorado College. Brother of Mrs. C.E. Kenney, Denver, Colorado. Member of the First Methodist church, and American Legion, Post No. 2 having served in the First World War as sergeant with a machine gun company. Mr. Pound was a teacher in Centennial high school where he had served the past 27 years. Services Rouch chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with Rev. William E. Bell, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made on the family plot in Valhalla memorial park.

Pounds, David Lynn
David Lynn Pounds - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2005 - David Lynn Pounds, 52, passed away Sept. 20, 2005. Survived by his sons, David (Kim) Pounds Jr. and Dwayne Pounds; mother, Dorothy Hemingway; ex-wife, Cheryl Barter; grandchildren, Brandone and Taisa; brothers, Richard (Jean) Pounds, Henry Norman Pounds Jr. and Brian Rael; and nephew, Henry "Hank" Pounds III. Preceded in death by his father, Henry N. Pounds Sr.; and uncle, Dorman Edger Pounds. As per his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Pounds, Edgar Dorman
Edgar Dorman Pounds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2001 - Edgar Dorman Pounds, 76, passed away May 25, 2001, in Pueblo. Born June 14, 1924, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Willie and Ethel Pounds who preceded him in death, along with an infant daughter, Donna Kay; his twin brother, Henry; and older brother, William "Billy" Pounds. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Charlene Pounds; children, Judy (Ross) Weaver, Denise (Leonard) Schwalm and Michael (Karen) Pounds. Grandchildren, Jason (Simone), Sarah, Joshua, Nathan, Amy, Emily and Sidney. Also survived by great-granddaughter, Saja; sister, Virginia (Richard) Yates; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edgar retired from the CF&I in 1984 with 34 years of service. Edgar enjoyed his wife's unconditional love and dedication, the faces and voices of his children and grandchildren. Edgar had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed good food, watching boxing, country music, nature and interacting with people. The family wishes to thank Dr. John Bagale and his nurse Frances, Parkview Home Health Care, Hazel, Connie and Susan and Hospice Caregivers, Stella, Liz, Elouise, Grace, Ray and Stewart. Upon his request, cremation has taken place with a memorial service set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Pounds, Kenneth A.
Kenneth A. Pounds - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 12, 2002, in Pueblo. Kenny was born in Smith County, Kan., on May 1, 1913, to Louis and Hanna Pounds. Ken moved to this area with his family as a child. He graduated from Rye High School and maintained the family farm in Rye the rest of his life. He was also employed in the CF&I Steel Mill for 42 years before retiring in 1976. He was a member of Huerfano Lodge No. 27 AF&AM and the Order of Eastern Star in Walsenburg, a charter member and first Worshipful Master of Greenhorn Valley Lodge No. 196 AF&AM in Colorado City. He belonged to the Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies and the Al Kaly Shrine in Pueblo. Kenny loved old cars and antiques and was nearing completion of a restoration project of a Model “A.” Mr. Pounds was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Belle, in 1969; and his sisters, Betty Painter, Elma Pounds and Gerry Lockwood. He is survived by his children, Mike (JoAnne) Pounds of Pueblo, Claudia (Bill) Houghton of Denver, Penny (Ed) Carlson and Donna (Butch) Dodge, both of Rye; his close companion, Julia Smith; sisters, Phyllis Peterson, Mary Park, Maxine Albrecht, all of California, Billie Brink of Pennsylvania, Bonnie Mitchell of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Pounds will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today and at the church in Rye on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment with Masonic burial rites will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Donations in memory of Kenny may be made to the Rye Home Methodist Church.

Povala, Pedro
Pedro Povala – Pueblo Indicator – May 22, 1915 – Train Hits Handcar; One Killed – Pueblo – Pedro Povala was instantly killed and nine other Mexican section hands were injured when Colorado & Southern passenger No. 3, Denver bound, crashed into their handcar at the Martin street crossing, Irving place.

Powell, Annie G.
Annie G. Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1978 - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie G. Powell, 96, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at La Veta Baptist Church. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Mrs. Powell died Nov. 1, 1978, at Colorado State Nursing Home in Trinidad, where she had lived the past few years. She was born Feb. 5, 1882, in Devonshire, England and came to the United States about 1887 and to La Veta in 1889. She was married to Frank B. Powell on December 5, 1926. He died in 1960. Surviving are two sons, Bert R. Powell of Downey Calif., and James Lee Powell of Oaks Harbor, Wash.

Powell, Charles
Charles Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1936 - Charles Powell, services our chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. R. J. Steed will officiate. Interment Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1936 - Charles Powell, services or chapel 3:30 p.m. this (Wednesday) afternoon. Rev. Elmer Hedges of Park Hill Christian church will officiate. To Roselawn.

Powell, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Powell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 4, 1913 - An automobile accident between Palo Alto and San Jose, Cal., cost the lives of six persons, all members of three generations of one family. The dead: Colonel Robert Powell, eighty-five; Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, his wife, seventy-three; John Powell, son of Colonel Powell, thirty-six; Mrs. Sallie Powell, his wife, thirty-two; Ethel M. Powell, daughter, twelve; John Robert Powell, son, aged ten months.

Powell, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Powell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 4, 1913 - An automobile accident between Palo Alto and San Jose, Cal., cost the lives of six persons, all members of three generations of one family. The dead: Colonel Robert Powell, eighty-five; Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, his wife, seventy-three; John Powell, son of Colonel Powell, thirty-six; Mrs. Sallie Powell, his wife, thirty-two; Ethel M. Powell, daughter, twelve; John Robert Powell, son, aged ten months.

Powell, Frank
Frank Powell - Pueblo Chieftain- July 24, 1960 - Frank Powell, June 23. To Walsenburg, Colo.

Powell, George
George Powell – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 5, 1879 – On the 29th day of May, in South Pueblo, of pneumonia, George Powell died, aged 54 years.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 5, 1879 – By an obituary notice published in another column under the proper heading, it will be seen that Mr. Geo. Powell, a brother of Mrs. Jeremiah Hogan, of South Pueblo, died at the residence of his sister on Thursday last.  The deceased was an exemplary man in every sense of the word.  He was born in the county of Tipperary, Ireland, and came to America in 1849, and to this state in 1860.  He was well and favorably known in Colorado, where he had a host of friends.  The funeral will take place this afternoon.  The friends of the diseased and Mr. Hogan's family are invited to attend.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 5, 1879 – The funeral of Mr. George Powell, on Sunday last, was very well attended considering that he was not very extensively known in the city.  The funeral service was performed by Father Gubitosi, at the Catholic church, after which he accompanied the cortege to the grave, where the funeral services of the dead were read.  Mrs. Hogan, the sister of the deceased, has the sympathy of her many friends in her affliction. George Powell - Central City Daily Register-Call - May 31, 1879 - George Powell, a former resident of Central, died at South Pueblo, last Wednesday. Mr. Powell was an uncle of Mr. James Hogan, of this city. 

Powell, Harriett E.
Harriett E. Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2001 - Age 99, formerly of 1014 E. 9th St. and more recently of Denver, passed away on Feb. 19, 2001, in Denver. Service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum. Pueblo Chieftain February 23, 2001 Service, 3 p.m. Saturday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Please note service location change. Concluding services at Mountain View Cemetery.

Powell, Huston Ray
Huston Ray Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2000 - Huston Ray Powell passed away April 30, 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Houston and Nell Powell, and brothers, The Rev. William Powell and Lewis "Bit" Powell. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jackie Powell; son, Huston Ray (Vonny) Powell Jr.; brother, Paul (Lee) Powell, Tennessee; sisters, Ann Brown, Georgia, and Linda Thomas, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is best remembered as the deacon of the Southern Baptist Church; the past commander of Minnequa Post No. 3641 and a security guard for Titan Shield for the past 10 years. He will be remembered as a loving, dedicated husband and father and for having a very kind and generous heart. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at the First Southern Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors at graveside by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Powell, J. L.
J. L. Powell - Huerfano World - April 23, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: Died, J.L. Powell, 86, a Civil War veteran. He leaves sons John, James, Walter and Frank and a daughter, Mrs. Al Coleman.

Powell, Jacqyln Joan
Jacqyln Joan Mosley Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2003 - Jacqyln Joan Mosley Powell, 66, passed away June 28, 2003, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Huston “Ray” Powell Sr., April 30, 2000. Also preceded in death by parents, Robert (Opal) Mosley. She is survived by her son, Dr. Huston (Vonny) Powell Jr.; brothers, Robert (Mickey) Mosley, Joe (Ann) Mosley, Don (Sue) Mosley; and sister Deanna Mosley. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jackie resided in Pueblo for 42 years. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and a very active, life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 3641. She served as conductress, flag bearer and a guard for the auxiliary as well as a past District 2 conductress. Christian values and a joyful spirit made Jackie an inspiration to all who knew her. Jackie was a friend to all children in her presence. Jackie was a devoted wife and mother. The lives she touched will deeply miss her natural beauty, resounding laugh, genuine sweetness and generosity. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003, First Southern Baptist Church, with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Powell, John
John Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1948 - John Powell, resident of Pueblo 35 years, at local hospital Nov. 24. Funeral services in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons Friday at 3 p.m. Rev. W. C. Conrad, will officiate. Interment Mountain View cemetery.

Powell, John Robert
John Robert Powell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 4, 1913 - An automobile accident between Palo Alto and San Jose, Cal., cost the lives of six persons, all members of three generations of one family. The dead: Colonel Robert Powell, eighty-five; Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, his wife, seventy-three; John Powell, son of Colonel Powell, thirty-six; Mrs. Sallie Powell, his wife, thirty-two; Ethel M. Powell, daughter, twelve; John Robert Powell, son, aged ten months.

Powell, John W.
John W. Powell - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1936: Died, John W. Powell, 71, leaving a widow, Olive Edna, brothers James and Frank, La Veta, Charles, Cuchara Camps, Walter, Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Laura Coleman, La Veta.

Powell, Juanita
Juanita Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1997 - Juanita Powell, age 67, of Trinidad, died Oct. 22, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in The Dalles, Ore., to Boyd and Minnie Tindall. She graduated from Dalles High School, The Dalles, Ore. She married Almon Powell on Nov. 3, 1950, in Washington state. They moved to Trinidad 46 years ago and raised two boys. She was a member of the Church of Christ-Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Almon- her parents- and her brother, Francis Tindall. She is survived by sons, Patrick (Brenda Monarco) and Mike (Brenda) Powell, both of Trinidad- brothers and sisters, Herb (Grace) Tindall, Tigard, Ore., Elizabeth (Wesley) Case, Rockaway, Ore., Gene (Louise) Tindall, Idaho, Kathryn Tindall, Vancouver, Wash. A will be held Oct. 28, 1997, at 7 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Ed Richardson officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 803 W. Fourth, Pueblo, Colo., 81003. The family may be contacted at 7763 County Road 69.1 Starkville and 19402 Highway 350, Trinidad. Arrangements under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Powell, Mack
Mack Powell - Golden Colorado Transcript - October 16, 1913 - Hayes Favors Probe - Throng at Funeral of Man Killed in Ludlow Battle - Governor's Envoys Probing Situation - Put on Full Force at Minnequa Plant - Western Newspaper Union News Service - Trinidad, Colo. - Twenty-five hundred striking miners, forming a column nearly a mile long, followed the hearse bearing the body of Mack Powell to the Masonic cemetery north of this city. Powell was killed in the battle between strikers and guards south of Ludlow. At the time of his death Powell was herding cows for William Green. Until a few days before he had been at the strikers' colony at Ludlow. Among those who appeared in the procession were many who walked fifteen miles to attend. Over 200 walked from Segundo, fifteen miles west of here. International Vice President Frank J. Hayes said that the union welcomes an investigation of the present strike by Congress. He thinks as far as the union is concerned the strike is carried on in a peaceful manner. It is his claim that many things will be discovered in a congressional investigation of conditions here of which the federal authorities are ignorant. Claude Fairchild, who was sent here by Governor Ammons, visited the Ludlow tent colony and will visit others during the week. He had no statement to make now relative to his visit. He says he will study conditions and give an impartial opinion to the governor. Major G. M. Lee of the national guard is also here, but says his visit has nothing to do with sending of the militia. Yuma Pioneer – June 4, 1915 – Robert Uhlich, president of the Trinidad local of the United Mine Workers of America, was acquitted at Trinidad, Colo., of the charge of having murdered Mack Powell, also a union man, in the Ludlow fight of Oct. 9, 1913, incident to the coal strike.

Powell, Mary Laura
Mary Laura Powell – Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1997 - Mary Laura Powell, 57, of Pueblo, died Saturday, Oct. 18 at home. Survived by one son, Steven Powell of Fowler- two daughters, Leah Gant of Orlando, Fla., and Leslie Powell of Pueblo. Also survived by her mother, Laura White of Pueblo- one brother and three sisters. Arrangements pending.

Powell, Naska Jean
Naska Jean Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Mrs. Naska Jean Powell, 84, passed away Feb. 4, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1962, Mrs. Powell was born on Sept. 27, 1913, in Cooper, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Powell were married in Boise City, Okla. She was a faithful member of Eighth Street Baptist Church, president of the Missionary Society, and sang in the Mass choir at the church. She read her bible daily and also did sewing and quilting. Survived by husband, Robert Lee Powell- children, Robert R. (Mary) Geary, San Antonio, Texas, Jean Ester Jamison, Alamogordo, N.M., Patty C. Ward, Kansas City, Mo., Chaplin Wesley V. (Bobbie) Geary, Plano, Texas, Billy J. Geary, Pueblo, Efton F. (Barbara) Geary, San Antonio, Texas, Jessie Lee Gillman, New Waverly, Texas- 18 grandchildren- 27 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends and especially her church family. Her parents, Manny and Eliza (Grice) Vesters- a brother, George- and a sister, Russey, precede her in death. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rev. Joe L. Morrison, officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2833 Lowell Ave.

Powell, Regine
Regine “Gina” Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2006 - POWELL, Regine "Gina", 59, Tulsa, OK, passed away Fri., June 9, 2006. She was born on Nov. 25, 1946 in Pueblo, CO to Albert and Lillian Galich. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High then went on to attend the University of Southern Colo. "Miss Gina" was employed at Miss Shelly's School of Dance sharing her love of dance with thousands of young people. Her father preceded her in death. Her Mother and only brother, Albert and his wife Carol, survive her in Pueblo, Colo. along with numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by her husband, Ron of Tulsa, her daughter Renee Shawhan and her husband Colin of Okla. City, and daughter Melissa Powell of Tulsa. A viewing will be held on Thurs., June 15, 2006 at McCarthy Almont on Broadway from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Fri., June 16, 2006 at St. Mary's. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Anna's Belles, Ovarian Cancer Support Group, 18495 W. 151st Street South, Kellyville, OK 74030.

Powell, Sallie
Sallie Powell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 4, 1913 - An automobile accident between Palo Alto and San Jose, Cal., cost the lives of six persons, all members of three generations of one family. The dead: Colonel Robert Powell, eighty-five; Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, his wife, seventy-three; John Powell, son of Colonel Powell, thirty-six; Mrs. Sallie Powell, his wife, thirty-two; Ethel M. Powell, daughter, twelve; John Robert Powell, son, aged ten months.

Powell, Tommy J.
Tommy J. Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1987 - Tommy J. Powell passed away unexpectedly. Services and interment will be held Monday in Lawton, Okla. Arrangements under the direction of Becker Funeral Home, Lawton, Okla.

Powell, Walter W.
Walter W. Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1952 - Walter W. Powell, Monday at hospital. Brother of Mrs. A. B. Carpenter, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mrs. L. V. Hartnett, Los Angles, Calif. A resident of Pueblo since 1906 and a grocery store owner on Northern avenue until his retirement in 1945. His wife, Susanna Powell, died in 1941. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain October 1, 1952, Services, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. To Roselawn.

Powell, Zita V.
Zita V. Powell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - Zita V. Powell, 84, passed away Aug. 12, 1999. Survived by daughter, Celeste (Edward J.) Sicilia, Pueblo West- grandchildren, April (Anthony) Crespin and Chris Sicilia, both of Pueblo West- and two great-grandchildren. Cremation, with a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. today, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West.

Powell-Cline, Helen Elizabeth
Helen Elizabeth Powell-Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Helen Elizabeth Powell-Cline, 94, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Houston, Texas. Helen was born May 2, 1910, in Springfield, Ohio. She married Millard V. Powell on Aug. 29, 1929, and in 1932, they moved to Pueblo where Millard became head of the Family Service Society, pastor of the First Friends Church of Pueblo, and superintendent of the Nebraska yearly meeting of the Friend's Church (now Rocky Mountain yearly meeting). Following Millard's death in 1952, Helen spent the next 12 years of her life assisting and caring for her elderly parents, helping her children complete their educations and as head resident at both George Fox College in Newberg, Ore., and Friends University in Wichita, Kan. In 1963, Helen met Laurence B. Cline of Friendswood, Texas, where they were married on Oct. 10, 1964, and spent 40 years together. Preceded in death by her first husband, Millard; parents, Frank and Lucille Getz; sister, Mary Jinnette; brothers, Gordon Getz and Robert Getz; stepson, Conrad Cline. Survived by her husband, Laurence; children, Richard (Mildred) Powell of Newberg, Ore., Carolyn (Donald) Moon of Ambler, Pa., Robert (Saundra) Powell of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Carol Cline Vaughn of Friendswood, Texas; stepson, Beryl (Margaret) Cline of Alvin, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A lover of beauty and hospitality, Helen shared that sense with all those she knew and loved. As a pastor's wife, university head resident, wife of Millard Powell and Laurence Cline, mother and grandmother, her Christian faith was the focus of her life. Her children grew to accept the same focus and all are active in service to the Lord. Her knowledge of life skills was a great influence to her family and friends. She was loved by all and her quiet witness to her Christian faith became an example to be emulated. Her family from around the country and her friends from the Pueblo area will join together at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, for a graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, Colo., to celebrate her life, and the lives of those of her immediate family who have preceded her in death, as her remains are laid to rest beside those of her husband, Millard.

Power, John
John Power - Monterey Peninsula Herald - July 5, 1971: John S. Power, 82, of Carmel Valley, died in a Santa Clara convalescent hospital Saturday after a four year illness. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Power came to Carmel Valley 10 years ago. He retired in 1951 after more than 50 years as a foundry and metal worker, mostly self-employed. He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge 31, F&AM, in Pueblo, Colo., and in 1969 he received his 50-year award from the Grand Masonic Lodge of Colorado. Mr. Power leaves his wife, Julia I., in Carmel Valley; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Devor of Campbell; a son, Arthur J., of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Charles R. of Port Hueneme and William A. of Pueblo; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Donald Johnson of Carmel Valley Community Chapel and Monterey Lodge 217, F&AM will officiate. Inurnment will be held at the Little Chapel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove. Contributions in Mr. Power's memory may be made to the Community Hospital building fund or to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children in San Francisco. Monterey Peninsula Herald, [California]

Power, Lilly
Lilly Power - Yampa Leader - January 16, 1904 - Helen Fisher Bagley, aged seventeen and Lilly Power, aged seventeen, both residents of Pueblo, were victims of the Iroquois theater fire in Chicago. Both girls were attending school in Chicago.

Powers, Dennis F.
Dennis F. Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2006 - Dennis F. Powers, born Oct. 22, 1927, in Rocky Ford, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2006. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Powers, sisters, Juanita Egley, Martha Smith, Georgie Wilson and Lyda Wilkerson; brothers, Ed, Roy, Jack and Frank; and one grandson, Zachery Roy Chapin. He will be missed greatly by his wife, Doris; three sons, Dennis (Tanna), Bob (Cindy), Steve (Robin), all of Pueblo; and one daughter, Cindy (Foy) of Weldona. Grandpa Happy will be missed by 10 grandchildren, Foy, Tiffany, Cole, and Cami Chapin of Weldona, Cayla, Bobby, Bryson, Darci Powers, Brittany (Ben), and Tanna Carpenter of Pueblo; and one great-grandchild, Mackenzie. Dennis also is survived by three brothers, John, Bill, James (Lois); one sister, Pat (Seth) King; his mother-in-law, Mary Etta Swallow, the Swallow and Hamilton families; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Dennis served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in Korea. He loved his country and loved protecting it. Better known as “Mo” he was employed at the CF&I in the Tube Mill for 36 years as a machine operator, retiring in 1986. He was an avid outdoorsmen, hunter, and loved sharing it with his family and friends. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Dennis served at Calvary Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as assistant treasurer and trustee, caring for the grounds and building. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thanks from the family for all the loving care from friends, family, SRDA, the Alzheimer's Association, and especially Frontier Hospice. Friends who wish may send donations in memory of Dennis to Frontier Hospice, 503 N. Main St., Suite 103-W, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Powers, Edith
Edith Powers – Bayfield Blade – March 19, 1915 – Woman Poisons Self on Train – Pueblo – A woman believed to be Mrs. Edith Powers, 50, of Kansas City, Mo., committed suicide by drinking poison while a passenger on a Missouri Pacific train near Haswell.

Powers, Frances M.
Frances M. Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2005 - Frances M. Powers, 83, passed away Sept. 6, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Lawrence J. Powers Sr. Mother of Shirley (Brent) Sims, Pueblo, Colo., Larry (Dixie) Powers, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Charles (Tish) Powers, Roy, Wash. Grandmother of Jacquie (Armando) Romero, Pueblo, Colo., Tishe Kardelis, Kalispell, Mont., Shannon Powers, Bertram, Texas, Matthew and Shelly Powers, Roy, Wash. She also is survived by six great-grandchildren. Frances was a very devoted wife and mother and enjoyed traveling. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Powers, Gertrude
Gertrude Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1986 - Gertrude Powers, Cheyenne, Wyo., and formerly of Pueblo, died March 26, a986. Survived by brother, William Joxen. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church.

Powers, Perry
Perry "Ed" Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Perry "Ed" Powers, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta. Services, St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Vigil, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday.

Powers, Viola May
Viola May Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1986 - Viola May Powers, 75, Lamar. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Valley Memorial Chapel. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, Lamar.

Powers, Winona Grace
Winona Grace Powers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 69, born April 18, 1932, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2002, to meet her loving family members who preceded her in death, granddaughter, Amanda Jo Phelps; parents, Zelpha and Umphrey Roser; sisters, Irene Hindman, Ginger Avara, Neoma McIntosh, Oleta Sheppard; brothers, George, Ernest and Alfred Roser. Winona's family was always first in her life. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. John and Winona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 2, 1999. She is survived by her devoted husband, John Powers; daughters, Rebecca Powers, Leesa (Kerry) Meier; and son, Clifford Powers. Also survived by grandson, Randy Phelps; granddaughter, Makale Meier; and great-granddaughter, Tayler Rose Lenz, all of Pueblo. Her sister, Rella (Clarence) Correll of Yoder; and brother, Jim (Peggy) Roser of La Junta. As well as numerous relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. For those who knew her they never missed a smile or the softness of her embrace, the look of love in her eyes and the eternal joy and happiness in her voice. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive relatives and friends at the family home after the interment. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Pozlep, Edward
Edward Pozlep - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Edward Pozlep, 91, passed away June 9, 2005. He is preceded in death by his brother, Frank; and sister, Mary. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rose; also survived by nieces and nephews, John and Donna Volk of Pueblo, Shirley and Mac MacFalls of Tennessee; Margie and Tom O'Neill of Denver, Mike and Carol Spoden of Colorado Springs, and Erma Volk of Pueblo. Edward served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for various railroads and retired from Xcel Energy after many years of service. Vigil service will be 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may make donations in memory of Edward to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Pozlep, Rose A.
Rose A. Pozlep - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2006 - Rose A. Pozlep, 91, passed away March 27, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; parents, brothers and sisters. Rose is survived by nieces and nephews, John and Donna Volt of Pueblo, Shirley and Mac MacFalls of Tennessee, Margie and Tom O'Neill of Denver, Mike and Carol Spoden of Colorado Springs, and Erma Volk of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Rachel Oreskovich. A special thank you to Joyce, Celeste, Arti and Caryn of Preferred Hospice for their kindness and care of Rose. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Preferred Hospice through the funeral home office.

Pozos, Irene Carla
Irene Carla Pozos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2003 - Irene Carla Pozos, 25, of Pueblo, passed away July 29, 2003. Born July 5, 1978, in Denver, Colo. Survived by her son, Andrew Pozos; boyfriend, Alfred Loredo; parents, Franco (Maria) Pozos, Houston, Texas, and Loretta (Ron) Lucero, Pueblo; grandparents, Richard and Della Carrillo, Pueblo; brothers, Giovanni Pozos and Ronnie Lucero; sisters, Amaranta Pozos and Savanah Lucero. Also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both at Romero Chapel. Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and family will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

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