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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Proby, C. J.
Rev. C. J. Proby - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2002 - Rev. C.J. Proby. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. Funeral service, noon Friday, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. M.E. Proby officiating. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Proctor, John B. Sr.
John B. Proctor Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2002 - Of La Junta, died Feb. 14, 2002, in Colorado Springs. He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Canon City, to Wilbur and Lois (Goodrich) Proctor. After graduating from La Junta High in 1941, he served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Norma Lee Downey on Nov. 6, 1945, in Raton, N.M. On Aug. 4, 1948, John hired out with the Santa Fe Railroad Truckline. After a brief absence, he then worked from May of 1953 to Nov. 1, 1983, for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring after 34 years of service. John was a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Colorado, Al Kaly Shrine of Pueblo, Al Kaly Little T's and the Southern Colorado Classic & Antique Car Club. He is survived by children, John (Sharon) Proctor Jr. of Pueblo, Bev Proctor of La Junta; grandchildren, Jill and Alan Proctor; brother, David Proctor of Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Norma, in 1990. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Fairview Cemetery with Rory Gillespie, CLP, officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Peacock-Larsen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice or the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Proctor, John Wood
John Wood Proctor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2001 - John Wood Proctor, age 40, of Pueblo, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 20 in Pueblo. Born Dec. 9, 1961, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Lincoln and Virginia Vencill Proctor. Mr. Proctor farmed in the Rocky Ford area until 1989, when he moved to Pueblo. Survived by mother, Virginia Proctor of Pueblo; sister, Donna Garner of Pueblo; nephew, Wayne Garner of Pueblo; niece, Gay Jordan of Inman, Kan.; great-nephew, Cole Garner of Pueblo; great-niece, Hope Jordan of Inman, Kan.; uncles, Vernon (Joan) Proctor and Leonard (Jean) Proctor, both of Rocky Ford; aunt, Rosalee (Delbert) Scarbrough of Manzanola; and numerous cousins. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home, Joseph Proctor officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Proctor, Wayne E.
Wayne E. Proctor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Wayne E. Proctor, 98, of Canon City, died Jan. 6, 1998. He is survived by sons, Wayne T. (Patricia) Proctor of Magalia, Calif., and Albert (Sandy) Proctor of Vineland- three granddaughters- and a very special friend, Kathleen Hulse. He was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche Benson, in 1961. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Wilson-Andrews Chapel with interment at Lakeside Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home following the interment service.

Proffer, Bart Lester
Bart (Bartie) Lester Proffer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Bart (Bartie) Lester Proffer passed away May 24, 2002, in Louisberg, N.C., Born July 7, 1947. Raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1965. He joined the Air Force and served four years, last one being served in Vietnam. He lived in Southern California until 1994 then moved to Louisberg, N.C., to be near his daughter and granddaughters. Preceded in death by father, Elvis Lester Proffer in 1996; and mother, Daphna Lee Gilkey in 1979. Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 35 years, Karen; children, Dawn Marie Ganes and Joshua John Proffer; grandchildren, Amanda and Allison, all of Louisberg, N.C.; sisters, Andrea (Doug) Emery and Maudeen “Lori” (Bruce) Edwards; special nephew, Sterling (Janele) Watson, Pueblo West; nieces, Robin and Jessica Watson, Brianna and Raegen Emery, all of Pueblo. Also survived by special friends, Mike Horton, Bakersfield, Pete Falletta and Les Robinson, Pueblo, Mickey Baker and Les Moroye, Aurora. Bartie loved life and lived it to the fullest. His greatest joy was being with his family, skiing and traveling to various countries and islands.

Proffer, Charles L.
Charles L. Proffer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Charles L. Proffer, 75, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2002. Survived by his beloved daughters, Barbara Ann Proffer (Donald Metcalfe) and Catherine Proffer; ex-wife Mary Proffer; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Three sisters-in-law and numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Charles will always be remembered by those who knew him as a hard-working man who always made time for life, either by spending time with his daughters, in his garden or fishing. Public viewing will be from 2 until 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Proffer, Mary I.
Mary I. Proffer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2005 - Mary I. Proffer, was born in Rosita, Colo. on Nov. 6, 1937, to the union of Buck Jones and Catherine Byer Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Proffer; her mother, Catherine Byer Jones Tusing; and her stepfather, Sydney Tusing; and by her son, Sydney Proffer. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ann Proffer and Catherine Proffer; her sister, Barbara Ellen Jones; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mary worked as a secretary and telemarketer, loved to quilt, crochet, sew, embroider, cook and enjoyed country music very much. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Proffitt, Clara
Clara Proffitt - Walsenburg World - December 5, 1905 - Died at the family home in Walsenburg, December 1, 1905, Mrs. Clara Proffitt, beloved wife of John Proffitt. The funeral services were conducted Saturday from the home in town by Rev. H. A. Wood and the interment was in the family burial ground at Butte Valley. Mrs. Proffitt was born July 1866, and was well liked by many friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved husband and family.

Proffitt, Mary Nestora
Mary Nestora Proffitt - Walsenburg World - September 29, 1903 - Died in Butte Valley, Thursday, September 3, 1903, at 8 o'clock p.m. of stomach trouble, Mrs. Mary Nestora Proffitt at the age of 64 years. Mrs. Proffitt was buried at Butte Valley on Saturday, September 5th, and the funeral was attended by the entire neighborhood of Butte Valley as well as by many from a distance. Mrs. Proffitt was the wife of Wm. Proffitt, better known to the people of Butte Valley and indeed to most of the county as Uncle Billy Proffitt. Mr. and Mrs. Proffitt had lived together as man and wife for over 49 years. Mrs. Proffitt was born in Taos, N.M., her father being George Gould, a Scotchman who settled at Taos in an early day, and her mother, as shown by her middle given name, was a Spanish lady, whom the Scotchman met and married after his settlement at Taos. Mr. Proffitt feels keenly the loss of his wife and the sympathy of the community is extended to him

Proffitt, William
William Proffitt - Walsenburg World - April 30, 1908 - Died, at his ranch at Butte Valley, Saturday, April 25, 1908, William Proffitt, of extreme old age. Mr. Proffitt was born in Rand County, Missouri, January 17, 1824. When the Mexican war broke out he was living at Taos, New Mexico, and he enlisted and served through the two years of that conflict, returning to Taos in 1847. In 1861 he moved north into the San Luis Valley and was the first white settler near what is now Fort Garland. Mr. Proffitt was a freighter on the old Santa Fe route from 1859 to 1866 and also followed the vocation of trader and trapper. At different times he was associated with Kit Carson and Thomas Tobin and took part in many of the stirring events of the early history of this western country. In 1868 Mr. Proffitt moved to Huerfano County and has since then lived almost continuously on his ranch at Butte Valley. As one of the earliest settlers on the Huerfano he was known and liked by everyone, and "Uncle Billy" always had a good word for everyone. The funeral occurred from the farm home at Butte Valley, Monday, and was attended by many of the old friends of the early days.

Propes, Harvey A.
Harvey A. Propes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Age 66, passed away Feb. 18, 2001. Harvey owned Pueblo Truck Sales as an independent wholesale car dealer for the past 30 years. He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church. He was also a member of the Elk's Lodge No. 90 for the past 28 years. Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Irma Propes; and father-in-law, Rudolph Pugel. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Propes; daughters, Lorie (Darren) Pantleo and Sharon (Marc) Hawkins; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Haley, Lane and Brennan. Also survived by mother-in-law, Eva Pugel; brother, Gordon S. Propes; sister-in-law, Judie Propes, niece, Natasha Propes; aunt, Sophie Pavlica; cousins, Daniel and John (Donna) Pavlica, Danny Pavlica; and numerous friends. Parastasis, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb., 22, 2001. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb 23, 2001. Both services at St. Michael's Orthodox Church. The family will receive friends after both services at the church hall. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church at 801 Summit Avenue.

Prosser, David
David Prosser – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 17, 1877 – David Prosser, ex-warden of the penitentiary, died in Denver on the 8th inst.

Protzman, Claude R.
Claude R. Protzman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1987 - Claude R. Protzman was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Morgantown, W. V., and passed away Aug. 6, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Husband of Ruth E. Protzman, of the family home; father of Claude R. (Polly) Protzman of Gettysburg, Pa,; brother of Otis Protzman of Dayton, Ohio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Protzman retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 after 22 years of service, during which time he received many citations and awards. He was a member of American Legion Post 2. Services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 1987, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following services. The family prefers contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Protzman, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Protzman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Ruth E. Protzman passed away Feb. 18 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Retired Chief Master Sergeant Claude R. Protzman- and by her sisters, Edith O. Carlson and Lucille M. Yanks. Survived by her nieces, Dorothy J. (Frank) Mismash of Rye, and Carol Ann (Jim) Greenlee of Aurora. Mrs. Protzman worked for many years for Crews-Beggs Department Store and later retired from Montgomery Ward. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in lieu of food and flowers. Visitation, 2-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Proud, Donald T.
Donald T. Proud - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1986 - Donald T. Proud, 50, passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 1986. He had been an employee of Southern Colorado Power Company for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty J. Proud; his children, Vicki Proud of Denver; Donald T. (Sylvia) Proud Jr. of Pueblo; and Troy Lee Proud of Pueblo; his father, John Proud of Florence; his brother, Loyal (Betty) Proud of Florence; and a grandson, Derek T. Proud of Pueblo. He is predeceased by his mother, Pearl, in 1979. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Mace officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM committal. The casket will be closed at 10 a.m. Friday. Visitation from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning until 10.

Proud, Matthew T.
Matthew T. Proud - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2002 - Matthew T. Proud, 81, of Florence, died Nov. 2, 2002. He was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Toltec, Colo., to John and Julia (Britt) Proud. Mr. Proud was retired from Ideal Cement where he had worked for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Marie Proud of Florence; and children, Diane (Willie) Pirraglia of Pueblo, and Debbie (Ron) Gifford of Wetmore; six grandchildren, Amber (Ted) Autobee, Ben, Nicole and Zachary Pirraglia, Matt and Adam Gifford; and two great-grandchildren, Mariah and Julia. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Florence with Rev. Le Roy Guyett officiating. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence.

Proudfoot, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Proudfoot - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2000 - Catherine E. Proudfoot, 95, born Feb. 5, 1905, in Grafton, W.Va., died Nov. 6, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Hannah Proudfoot; sister, Laura (Heath) Muhlhausen; and brother, William D. Proudfoot. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Becky Proudfoot; niece, Rev. Betty May (Rev. Robert) Seel; nephews, James H. (Marci) Heath, William “Bil” Heath (Jacqui Sumption) and Rev. Charles (LaVerne) Proudfoot; and several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Catherine leaves a host of friends and acquaintances. She grew up in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in 1923 and received a degree in Music Education from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. Catherine taught in Pueblo schools for 46 years, 42 of which were at Park Hill/Risley Junior High. She also taught piano and marimba privately, continuing into her 90s. Well known as an accompanist, she played for Pueblo Charter Lions, Pueblo Kiwanis Club, Rye Summer Chautauqua, and numerous other groups in Pueblo. Member of First Presbyterian Church, an elder and active in women's work, Adah Chapter No. 34 of Eastern Star, and held offices in Business and Professional Women locally and was president of Colorado BPW. Catherine's numerous awards included induction into the Centennial High School Hall of Fame as an outstanding graduate. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 until 7 p.m. today. A private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, with Revs. Deborah Kehle Como, Betty May Seel, and Charles W. Proudfoot officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in her memory to Pueblo Charter Lions Club for the Blind or First Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.

Proudfoot, La Verne Katherine
La Verne Katherine Scholten Proudfoot - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2001 - La Verne Katherine Proudfoot, 54, passed away Feb. 6, 2001, in Pueblo. Born in Willard, Ohio, July 12, 1946. Survived by her husband, Rev. Charles W. Proudfoot; and son, Scot Van Proudfoot of Alamosa; sisters, Marcia (Gary) Van Be and Janet (Wayne) Scheeringa of Michigan; brother, Herbert Scholten, of Memphis, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Becky Proudfoot, of Pueblo. Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at the Alamosa Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the music program at the church of your choice.

Prough, Charles
Charles “Tom” Prough - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2002 - Longtime Denver resident, passed away March 11, 2002. Survived by four children, two sisters and six grandchildren. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Prough, Jean Elizabeth
Jean Elizabeth Prough - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1986 - Jean Elizabeth Prough was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Pueblo and passed away here Oct. 30, 1986. Mother of Richard (Ann) Prough, Charles Prough, Ellen (Buck) Barnes, and Alma (Earl) Brown. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Hershel T. Prough in 1981, daughter, Wana Broome in 1968, and a granddaughter in 1973. Viewing from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 3501 Fairfield.

Prough, Orvel Clay
Orvel Clay Prough - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - "Uncle Red," a lifelong resident of Las Animas, Colo., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at the Spanish Peaks Medical Center Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. The funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Friends Church in Las Animas. Officiating will be Rev. Diane Hutson. Burial will be in the Las Animas Cemetery. Orvel Prough was born Nov. 9, 1909, at Horse Creek near Las Animas. He was the son of Thomas Jason Prough and Dorenda Belle Clay Prough. At one time or another in the '20s and '30s, he worked for nearly every business in Las Animas. He helped build the John Martin Dam. He worked near Trinidad as a cook on a survey gang in 1929. A veteran of World War II, he served in Newfoundland, Iceland, Greenland and the South Pacific. After World War II, he painted road signs for 21 years with John Flynn. He was also an artist. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lova May Swartz, Pueblo, and Virginia Pearl Hutchins, Las Animas; and two brothers, Charles Prough, Lakewood, Calif., and Hershel Prough, Pueblo. He is survived by three cousins, Stanbert Clay, Hugo, Edna Murphy, Hugo, and Francis Blair, Limon. He is survived by 12 nephews and nieces, including William Hutchins, La Junta, Don Hutchins, La Junta, Frank Hutchins, Dallas City, Ill., Dorothy Sanchez, Salida, and Alvin Byron Needham, formerly of Pueblo but now of Florida. He has many great-nephews and nieces, including Coleen Armstrong, Pueblo, Curtis Hutchins, Howard, Colo., Charmaine Tripp, Las Animas, James Hutchins, Pueblo, and Susan Hutchins, Pueblo, Vicky Hall, Springfield, Kenneth Hutchins, La Junta, Don Hutchins, Denver, Joe Hutchins, Monmouth, Ill., Susan Felt, Salida, and Diana Sanchez, Salida. Orvel is also survived by several great-great-nephews and nieces and at least four great-great-great-nieces.

Provencher, Robert
Robert Provencher - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2003 - Robert Provencher, 56, passed away Aug. 13, 2003. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Provenza, Frank
Frank Provenza - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2008 - Frank Provenza, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, on March 5, 2008, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He was 88. He was born in Delagua, Colo., on Dec. 10, 1919, to Vincenzia (Fertitta) and Salvatore Provenza. Frank was a retired CF&I steelworker. During his retirement Frank cherished his time with Mary his wife of 53 years who preceded his passing in 2002. Frank found great pleasure in his garden and always had several woodworking projects keeping him busy from morning to night. His family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews were a very important part of his life. He is predeceased by his beloved daughter, Florence (Joe) Bumgardner; parents, Vincenzia and Salvatore Provenza; brothers, Saro Provenza, Tony Provenza, Joe Provenza; infant sister, Rosa Provenza; sister, Jennie Prevetti and sister, Zena Menapace. Survivors are sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Jane Provenza, Pueblo, Sam and Karen Provenza, Grand Junction; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Rudnik , Michael Provenza, Nicholas Provenza, Paul (Jody) Gould, Jodi Fillmore and Marianne Provenza ; great-grandchildren, Scott Gould and Joshua Rudnik. Frank held in the highest regard his nephew Lawrence Alfonso and Mary's sisters, Angie, Katie and Rose and her brothers, Nick, Joe, and James. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Special services will be held at the cemetery by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Provenza, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Provenza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2003 - Joseph S. Provenza, of Gulnare, Colo., passed away unexpectedly, on April 29, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 81. He was born in Aguilar, Colo., on Nov. 23, 1921, to Vincenzia (Fertitta) and Salvatore Provenza. Joe was a lifetime rancher in the Gulnare area, who loved caring for his livestock. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. Joe loved his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are parents, Vincenzia and Salvatore Provenza; brothers, Saro Provenza, Tony Provenza; infant sister, Rosa Provenza; and sister, Jennie Prevetti. Survivors are daughter, Lillian (Karl) Rethwisch, Trinidad; son, Joseph P. (Jessie) Provenza, Pueblo West, Colo.; mother of his children, Dorothy Aguirre, Walsenburg, Colo.; brother, Frank Provenza, Pueblo; sister, Zena Menapace, Trinidad; grandchildren, Robbie (Tanya) Campbell, Joseph C. (Sandy) Provenza, Lisa (Lynn) Bezona, Samuel Paul Provenza, Joshua (Mandy) Provenza; great-grandchildren, Robin Campbell, Aaron Campbell, Joseph Dean Provenza, Carlie Bezona, Ryan Joseph Bezona; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Recitation of the most holy rosary will be 12:15 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Aguilar, Colo., followed by the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. with Father Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Alfonso, Sonny Provenza, John Boy Udovich, Danny Gratton, Buddy Ingraffia, Bob Roberts, Steve Dolzanie and Sam Provenza. Active pallbearers are Karl Rethwisch, Robbie Campbell, Joey Provenza, Sam Provenza, Josh Provenza and Lynn Bezona. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family for refreshments at St. Anthony's Parish Hall.

Provenza, Mary A.
Mary Antonia Provenza - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2002 - Mary Antonia Provenza, 81, born May 12, 1921, passed away Sept. 28, 2002. Survived by loving husband of 58 years, Frank Provenza; children, Frank (Jane) Provenza and Sam (Karen) Provenza; grandchildren, Paul Gould, Jodi Fillmore, Marianne Provenza, Jennifer (Mark) Rudnik, Michael Provenza, Nicholas Provenza; great-grandson, Scott Gould; son-in-law, Joseph Bumgardner; brothers, Nick (Sarah) Biundo and James (Antionette) Biundo; sisters, Angie Naccarato, Rose Biundo and Catherine (Wayne) Hutcheson. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Olga Biundo and Zena Menapace; brother-in-law, Joe Provenza; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, James and Teresa Biundo; beloved daughter, Florence Bumgardner; and brother, Joseph Biundo. Mary and Frank were married Nov. 25, 1943, and she was his wife, best friend and pal. Her heart and home were open to all. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Heart Association in her memory through the funeral home office.

Provinzano, Norma Jean
Norma Jean (Kark) Provinzano - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2001 - Norma Jean (Kark) Provinzano, 71, born Feb. 21, 1930, died Sept. 26, 2001. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Louis and Anna Kark. Survived by her husband, John Provinzano; and three sons, Daryl (Donna) and John Provinzano, both of Pueblo, and Scott (Ann) Provinzano of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Vivian (Roy) Wakefield, Truckee, Calif.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Pruce, Nicholas J.
Nicholas J. "Nick" Pruce - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1999 - Nicholas J. "Nick" Pruce, 85, passed away June 14, 1999. Survived by his children, Mary (Dick) Hanneman of Denver, Patricia (Larry) Schoenwald of Denver, James N. (Sandra) Pruce of Pueblo and George M. Pruce of Connecticut-sister, Rose Bastian of Pueblo- grandchildren, Trent and Blair Hanneman, Adam, Nathan and Joshua Pruce and Tara Schoenwald. Preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Pruce in 1991. Born on Aug. 12, 1913, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident, retiring from CF&I Steel Corp. Member of St. Frances Xavier Church and was a life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. Funeral Mass will beheld at 10 a.m. today at St. Frances Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., with the Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Elk's service and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Prudic, Frank L.
Frank L. Prudic - Pueblo Chieftain- June 27, 2002 - Frank L. Prudic, 78, passed away June 24, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen N. Prudic on Sept. 3, 1990. Frank was born on May 22, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He taught band and social studies for School District No. 60 from 1956 until he retired in 1983, primarily at Pitts Middle School. Frank enjoyed music and dancing and played in the Charlie Lupino Band for many years. He was an avid bowler and golfer and a wonderful father and grandfather. He is survived by his children, Larry (Mary) Prudic, Tucson, Ariz., David (Cheryl) Prudic, Carson City, Nev., and Alan (Carol) Prudic of Beulah, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer Cowgill, Katy Prudic, Jeremy Prudic, Sara Prudic, Laura Prudic and Kevin Prudic; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, Mary Lou Ward and friends. Frank, a WWII Army Air Corp veteran, was an active member of VFW Post No. 4903, DAV Chapter AZ-18, American Legion Post No. 2, along with memberships in B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90 and Eagles Aerie No. 145. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave. with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Pruett, Berniece
Berniece (Kesterson) Pruett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Berniece (Kesterson) Pruett, 81, of Fowler, died Feb. 25, 1998, at her home. Survived by sons, Robert (Dolly) Kesterson, Penrose, Colo., Bill (Karen) Kesterson of Evans, Colo., James (Martha) Kesterson of Winter Park, Colo., Tom (Jacquelin) Kesterson of Lamar, Colo., Charles Kesterson of Iliff, Colo.- daughters, Eileen (Charles) Davis of Woodland, Calif., Donna (Richard) Grinstead of Fowler, Colo., Betty (Chuck) Mugrage of Canon City, Colo., Patty (Mike) McCleary of Casa Grande, Ariz., Charlene (Jack) Steele of Canon City, Colo.- and six stepchildren. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Pruett, Earl Edgar
Earl Edgar Pruett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1997 - Earl Edgar Pruett, 85, of Fowler, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fowler. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery.

Pruett, John James
John James Pruett - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1999 - John James Pruett, passed away at home on Oct. 25, 1999, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Las Animas on Dec. 2, 1928. Survived by his wife, Patty; sister, Janet (Max) Short, San Antonio, Texas; brother, Homer L. (Virginia) Pruett, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Joanne (Jack) Hawkins, Las Animas, and Mildred Harvey, San Antonio; and several nieces and nephews. He served honorably with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-1948. He was a life member of VFW and Eagles No. 145. He is fondly remembered as a very private and caring person who found much satisfaction in the beauty of Colorado's mountains which he traveled extensively. By his own wishes, he will be cremated with no services. Those who desire may contribute to Pueblo Hospice through Imperial Funeral Home.

Pruss, Anna Tana
Anna Tana Uhal Pruss - Pueblo Chieftain- July 31, 1997 - Anna Tana Uhal Pruss, born Feb. 11, 1909, passed away July 30, 1997. Predeceased by her husband, Martin Pruss- parents, Anna and Alex Uhal- and brothers, Petey, Andrew, John and Michael. Survived by sisters, Mary Maikovich, Helen Zupancic, Julia (Pete) Dunda, Sophie Rooth, Marge Elich, Alice (James) Connor and Evelyn (Willard) Keller. Also numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. Parastas, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Michael's Eastern Orthodox Church, 801 Summit, with the Rev. Father Peter Isaac officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Eastern Orthodox Church in her memory. George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Prussing, Grace J.
Grace J. Prussing – Albuquerque Journal - January 13, 2002 - Grace J. Prussing passed away December 31, 2001 in Albuquerque. She was born March 6, 1917 in Pueblo, CO. Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Service was held and the cremated remains will be privately interred in San Francisco, CA by family members. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the First Church of Religious Science, 3320 San Pedro Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Cremation arrangements by the Sunrise Society of NM, 891-8200.

Prutch, Carl K.
Carl K. Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2001 - Carl K. Prutch, 89, affectionately know as "Grandpa" passed away Dec. 15, 2001. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Lucille Prutch; brothers, Tony Prutch of Pueblo, Hank Prutch of Dubuque, Iowa; and his sister, Ruth Bosco of Pueblo. Survivors include his son, Sam Prutch of Pueblo; sisters, Virginia (Bob) Gist, Pueblo, Mary Kiesler of Canon City, Roseanne (Sam) Henderson of Grants Pass, Ore., and brother, Phillip (Grace) Prutch of Pueblo. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Paula (Tom) Tucci, Carl (Alene) Prutch of Pueblo, Chris (Mary) Prutch, Phoenix, Ariz., and Cindy Prutch, Yuba City, Calif. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Michael Tucci, Garatt Tucci, Brian Prutch, Zach Prutch, Nick Prutch, Christina Prutch and Monica Gallegos. Mr. Prutch was born May 14, 1912, to Marie and Salvatore (Puccio). He was a lifetime Vineland resident who attended University of Denver and later farmed in the Vineland area for over 50 years. He also owned and operated various businesses. Carl was a very dedicated farmer who loved working his family land. Viewing will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight. Interment will be held at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home following the service.

Prutch, Grace M.
Grace M. Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2006 - Grace M. Prutch, 80, born Sept. 26, 1925, passed away April 29, 2006. Preceded in death by daughter, Linda Prutch-Hayes; brothers, Charlie, Russell, Louie, Sam and Tony Taravella; sisters, Jessie Silvio and Betty DeGrado; and three infant sisters. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Phillip Prutch; daughter, Carol (Charlie) Pullara; son, Phil S. Prutch; three granddaughters, Cheri Pullara, Lori (Brett) Mooring and Traci Pullara; three great-grandsons, Mason, Casey and Brady Mooring; brothers, John (Eve) Taravella, Frank (Ann) Taravella; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Grace worked for School District No. 70 for 27 years in food service and helped with the family farm and produce market for many years. She loved tending to her rose garden and dancing. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Prutch, Lucille
Lucille Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1997 - Lucille Prutch, affectionately known as Grandma," was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Cope, Colo., and went to be with the Lord Nov. 8, 1997. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Meda Packard. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Carl K. Prutch, of the family home- by her son, Sam (Marilyn) Prutch, Pueblo- by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Kiesler of Canon City, Philip Prutch and family of Vineland, Virginia (Bob) Gist, Pueblo, and Roseanne (Sam) Henderson of Grants Pass, Ore. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Carl (Alene) Prutch, Paula (Tom) Tucci, and Cindy Prutch, all of Pueblo, and Chris (Mary) Prutch of Scottsdale, Ariz.- by her great-grandchildren, Michael Tucci, Garatt Tucci, Brian Prutch, Zack Prutch, Nick Prutch, Christina Prutch, and Monica Gallegos. Mrs. Prutch was a lifelong resident of Pueblo where she farmed and worked in various businesses with her husband and family, and made many friends. She was a sweet and loving person and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home following the service and before going to the cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Prutch, Sam
Sam Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1999 - Sam Prutch, 76, passed away March 19, 1999. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane Prutch- children, Samuel C. (Dianne) Prutch, Vernal, Utah, James C. (Sally) Prutch, Patty (Allen) Prutch, Joseph T. (Renee) Prutch, Gerald F. (Verna) Prutch, all of Pueblo, Peter T. (Debbie) Prutch, Denver, Frederick R. (Janice) Prutch, Great Bend, Kan.- 17 grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and brother, Joseph Prutch, Boone. Preceded in death by his parents- and son-in-law, Gordon Allen. Mr. Prutch was a charter member of Holy Family Parish. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Church Building Fund in his memory. Viewing, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Prutch, Sam Carl
Sam Carl Prutch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1987 - Sam Carl Prutch died Aug. 23, 1987, in El Segundo, Calif. Survived by wife, four children and two brothers. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Prutch, formerly of Pueblo; grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Prutch; nephew of Tony Prutch, Denver, and Mrs. Mae Rogers, Pueblo.

Pryor, Burton L.
Burton L. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1986 - Burton L. Pryor, 78, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1, 1986, while wintering at Truth or Consequences, N.M. For many years he was a heavy equipment operator, working on such projects as the Panama Canal and the Pueblo Reservoir. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in 1978, and a grandson, Jeremiah Pooler, in 1981. He was the father of Gladys (Francis) Greenlow of Colis, Maine; Kenneth (Marlene) Pooler of Paradise, La.; Darlene (Tom) Burkart of Pueblo; Richard (JoAnn) Pooler of Torrance, Calif.; Truman ('Dini') Pooler of Pueblo; Ronald (Pat) Pooler of Craig; and Rod (Debbie) Pooler of Roundrock, Texas. Also survived by 17 grand-children and three great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Operating Engineers No. 9 for the last 45 years. He belonged to the Sheriff's Posse and was a longtime contributor to the Boys' Ranch program. Cremation. Memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with the Rev. William LeRoy officiating. Contributions may be made in his name to the Arthritis Foundation or Dream Weavers through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 1609 E. First.

Pryor, Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1994 - Cheryl Ann Pryor, July 7, 1994. Wife of Gary L. Pryor; mother of Kimberly (Robin) Leach and Lynn (Jeff) Leyva, both of Pueblo; grandmother of Jacob Daniel Leach. Also survived by parents, R. Dean and Elsie Jacobs; sister, Lana (Gary) Richards, Billings, Mont.; and brother, Bob (Bev) Jacobs, Colorado City; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Pryor was a teacher for School District No. 60 and a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Parish. Services; Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. For those who wish, memorials may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or E.W.T.N, 5817 Old Leeds Roads, Irondale, Ala. 35210-9948

Pryor, Edward E.
Edward E. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2005 - Edward E. Pryor, former longtime resident of Pueblo, born June 2, 1920, in Millerton, N.D., went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2005, after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Constance (Ricotta) Pryor, who now resides in Denver. He also is survived by four children, Nancy Lesch, Carol (Allen) Merritt, Frank (Yvonne) and Richard (Kathy); 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. After being honorably discharged from serving in WWII, Edward moved to Pueblo and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. with 32 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary Parish and the Holy Name Society. He will be missed greatly by his family and many longtime friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities in Edward's memory.

Pryor, Esther
Esther "Floriene" Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2003 - Esther "Floriene" Pryor. Born Sept. 4, 1916, in Las Animas, Colo., passed away July 4, 2003, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Pleasant D. Pryor, whom she married Aug. 5, 1936; and son, Donald Pryor. Survived by sons, Ronald H. (Lenora Clements) Pryor, Jay Dee Pryor; and daughter, S. Rena Pryor. Also survived by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was blessed and loved spending time with her four generations of descendants. Floriene was involved in the Methodist church, Cattle Women's Association, numerous quilt clubs and always loved a good auction. Services are pending.

Pryor, Ethel
Ethel Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1987 - Ethel Pryor, 90, of Las Animas, Aug. 14. Griffy and Horber. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Griffy-Horber Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Richard L. Morris officiating. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Pryor, Frank L.
Frank L. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2005 - Frank L. Pryor, born Sept. 8, 1924, passed away after an extended illness on Sept. 21, 2005. Survived by his wife, Margaret "Petie"; and children, Frank (Patty) Pryor, Gordon (Lynne) Russell, Dan (Trisha) Pryor, Paul Russell, Maryanne (David) Kaessner and Kathleen (Dale) Iten. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Rosemary LaGrange. Preceded in death by his first wife, Beth Pryor; and his brother, Wilbur Pryor. Frank was a World War II veteran serving in the India-Burma-China Theater from 1943 to 1945, and retired from the Frank Pryor Furniture Co. in 1986. Special thanks to Dr. Gaide and Rachel, Laura, Lisa, Frances, Becky, David, Virginia, Melody and Liz and to his priceless friends, Don and Betty Johnson. Memorial Mass, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, Christ the King Catholic Church, with the Rev. Tom Adrians as celebrant. Private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Pryor, Ida Mae
Ida Mae Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2001 - Ida Mae Pryor was taken home by her Lord and Savior on July 6, 2001. Idie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Leslie V. Pryor. Also survived by her loving children, Gilbert (Judy) Pryor, Gary (Leslie) Pryor, Gaylene (Cordell) Sandusky, Gayle L. Pryor-Thornton (Douglas E. Thornton); grandchildren, Brad Pryor, Leanne (Dan Buchak) Miller, Lynette (Todd) Markus, Mikele (Scott) Miller, Kimberly (Robin) Leach, Kris (Dino) Spinuzzi, Marnie (Todd) Walden, Lynn (Jeff) Leyva, Mindy (Jay) Erickson, Nikki (Ray) Fort, and Russell Thornton; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 747 Tijuana, Pueblo West, after the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Imperial Funeral Home. These donations will be given to a women's ministry in Ida Mae's memory.

Pryor, Leslie Vern
Leslie Vern Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Leslie Vern Pryor, 78, was taken home by his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2003. Born on Dec. 14, 1924, in Pueblo to Roy and Rosa (White) Pryor who preceded him, along with his loving wife of 58 years, Ida Mae Pryor; brother, Q.B. Pryor; and sister, Sherlene Gundy. Survived by his loving children, Gilbert (Judy) Pryor, Gary (Leslie) Pryor, Gaylene (Cordell) Sandusky and Gayle L. Pryor (Douglas Thornton); grandchildren, Brad Pryor, Kris (Dino) Spinuzzi, Kimberly (Robin) Leach, Lynn (Jeff) Levya, Leanne (Nick) Mauro, Lynette Markus, Mikele (Scott) Miller, Mindy (Jay) Erickson, Nikki (Ray) Fort, Marnie (Todd) Walden, Russell Thornton, Jake Gisch; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Graveside service, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 747 Tijuana, Pueblo West, after the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Fellowship of Christian Athletes through the funeral home office in his memory.

Pryor, Pleasant D.
Pleasant D. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1998 - Pleasant D. Pryor, 86, of Florence, died July 27, 1998. Born Jan. 18, 1912, in Las Animas, Colo., to Jess Pryor and Minnie (Sallyards) Pryor. On Aug. 10, 1936, he married (Esther) Floriene Gall in La Junta, Colo. He was an ironworker for construction companies Local No. 750. He lived in Colorado all his life and was very involved with his family and family life. They were the most important thing to him. He worked in Pueblo until his retirement, then moved to Florence. Preceded in death by a son, Donald J. Pryor. Survived by wife- sons, Ronald Pryor, Florence, and Jay (Betty Lancaster) Pryor, Phoenix, Ariz.- daughter, Rena Pryor, Florence- five grandchildren- and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel at the Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Florence, through the Florence Mortuary, 120 N. Pikes Peak Ave., Florence.

Pryor, Q. B.
Q. B. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2000 - Q. B. Pryor, 84, passed away Nov. 19, 2000. Survived by loving wife, Irene E. Pryor; son, Richard R. Pryor of the family home; daughter, Celia A. (Meredith W.) Dotson; brother, Leslie V. (Ida Mae) Pryor; two grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial service Friday, 1 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment immediately following service, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pryor, Robert E.
Robert E. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2006 - Robert E. "Bob" Pryor, 72, passed away Feb. 8, 2006. Survived by his son, Don (Rene) Pryor, of Buena Vista; brother, Harold Pryor, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shawndee (R.J.) Swagerty, Alicia Pryor, Mindy Pryor; and five great-grandchildren. Bob was born April 15, 1933, in Pueblo. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel 3 to 5 p.m. today. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, Mountain View Cemetery (please use Beulah Avenue entrance). The family will receive friends and relatives at 863 E. Saunders in Pueblo West following the service.

Pryor, Ronald H.
Ronald H. Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2005 - Ronald H. Pryor, 66, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005. Ronald is preceded in death by his father, Plesant D. Pryor “Peewee;” mother, Esther Floriene (Gall) Pryor; brother, Donald Pryor. Survived by children, Tammy (Curt) Bartell, Rick (Deb) Pryor, Jim (Shannon Wills) Pryor, Brenda (Chris) Moore; longtime companion, Lenora Clements; brother, Jay D. Pryor; sister, Rena Pryor; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ronald was born in Las Animas, Colo., and entered the workforce as an ironworker, Local 750 (No. 24) in 1954 at the age of 15, where he retired after 50 years of service. He enjoyed riding bulls and the rodeo in his younger years and fishing in his later years. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, with the Funeral service on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. both at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Interment to follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Reception will be held at the home of Rena Pryor.

Pryor, Toni Mayre
Toni Mayre Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1999 - Toni Mayre Pryor went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999. She is survived by her mother, Lillie Woodruff; her son, Shawn E. Pryor; and granddaughters, Ashley and April Pryor and also Gene and Jenny Pryor; plus numerous family and friends. Memorial service, Friday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. at Christian Family Fellowship Church, Canon City, with private interment at a later date. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis/Colorado Chapter, 1777 S. Harrison, Suite 200, Denver, 80210.

Psear, Joe
Joe Psear - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Joe Psear is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Joe Psear as an Austrian, age 27, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

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