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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Pucell, Eleanor M.
Eleanor M. Pucell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2002 - Eleanor M. Pucell, 78, born Dec. 29, 1923, passed away Nov. 26, 2002. Survived by her husband, Richard Pucell; sisters, Elsie Vidmar and Agatha (Noble) Shaner; sister-in-law, Irene Sillox; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Beverly) Pucell and Daniel (Ann) Pucell. Preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond and Frank Vidmar. Viewing, Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Puckett, Florence M.
Florence M. Puckett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2001 - Florence M. Puckett, 94, passed away July 8, 2001. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. and Ida F. Puckett; brother, Paul Puckett; sister, Gladys Mae Sutton; and nephew, Byron William “Billy” Taylor. She is survived by her niece, Betty (Hal) Averyt; and longtime friend and caretaker, Jan Wall. Florence was an avid reader and animal lover. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to Dream Weavers, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002 in memory of Florence.

Puckett, John L. (Mrs.)
Mrs. John L. Puckett - Yampa Leader - April 26, 1912 - Because she refused to permit a tramp to rob the store of which she was in sole charge, Mrs. John L. Puckett was probably fatally beaten with a stove poker by a tramp at Nyburg, fourteen miles east of Pueblo.

Puckett, Lola
Lola Puckett - Brandon Bell - January 9, 1914 - The woman known in Denver as Mrs. Lulu Elder, who shot and killed Frank S. Gregory in a hotel in Denver and then sent a bullet through her own brain, was really Mrs. Lola Puckett, heiress to $15,000, the existence of which she did not know, according to attorneys and friends at Las Animas.

Pucl, Elsie
Elsie Pucl – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 –Elsie Pucl, aged 19 months, died yesterday. Funeral will take place this afternoon at 3:30 from the home, 1208 Berwind avenue, and at 4 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Burial will be at Roselawn in charge of McCarthy's.

Pudder, Timothy
Timothy Pudder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2006 - Cardiac arrest fells State patrol cadet - A Colorado State Patrol cadet collapsed during training Friday and died later at a Denver hospital. According to a state patrol press release, Cadet Timothy Pudder, 40, of Falcon, died at 11:55 p.m. at Denver's Lutheran Hospital where he was taken after suffering a cardiac arrest. Pudder was participating in a survival training exercise at the academy when paramedics noticed he was overly exhausted. The cadet was taken to an ambulance to have his vitals monitored when he went into a full cardiac arrest, according to Master Trooper Ron Watkins. Pudder entered the CSP Academy on July 17 and was in his 18th week of a 22-week academy.

Pufahl, Tim
Tim Pufahl - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Tim Pufahl, 57, passed away May 21, 2005, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Survived by his wife, Jan; mother, Margaret; sons, Jason and Justin; grandson, Joshua; sisters, Sally and family and Susie and family; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and co-workers. Preceded in death by his father, Arthur Pufahl. A celebration of Tim's life will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2005, in Calgary. He will be missed by all who knew him for his sense of humor and how he made you laugh. He's cutting steaks at St. Peter's gate.

Puga, Candida Aurora
Candida Aurora “Dora” Puga - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1981 Candida Aurora “Dora” Puga, late of 210 Cottonwood, died Sept. 12, 1981. A Pueblo resident since 1946 and formerly of Trinidad. Preceded in death by son, William Puga, June 7, 1966. Survived by husband, Charles Puga Sr., and her children, Charles Puga Jr., James Puga and Russell Puga, all of Pueblo, and Sandra Jimenez, Leadville. Mother-in-law of Doris Puga and Ben Jimenez. Grandmother of Charles Puga III, Troy Puga, and Christina Puga. Sister of Edward Valdez Sr. and Tony Valdez, both of Denver, Marie Shively of Texas and Marie Santistevan, Trinidad. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food, donations, and flowers, Masses may be offered. Family at 210 Cottonwood.

Puga, Charles C.
Charles C. Puga - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2001 - Charles C. Puga, 86, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 2001. He is preceded in death by his son, William Puga, in 1966; his beloved wife, Dora in 1981; his parents, Antonio and Maria Puga; paternal grandparents, Basilio and Bernabe Puga; and maternal grandparents, Arcadio and Jesus Gomez. He was the loving father of Charles (Doris) Puga Jr., Denver, James (Sylvia) Puga, Russel Puga and Sandra (Benjamin) Jimenez, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Charles (Karen) Puga III, Littleton, Troy (Lee Ann) Puga, Lakewood, Christina Puga and Valdemar Jimenez of Pueblo. Survived by six great-grandchildren. Brother to Francis Craig, Trinidad, Lawrence Puga, Las Cruces, N.M., Joseph (Laurie) Puga, Pueblo, and Henry (Agnes) Puga of Littleton. Brother-in-law to Edward Valdez Sr., Denver. Also survived by many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Charles entered active military service in April of 1941. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked in Federal Services for the Department of the Army at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot until his retirement in July 1976. The family would like to extend their great appreciation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving and tender care of Charles. In lieu of food, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Puga, Joseph R.
Joseph R. "Joe" Puga - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2006 - Joseph R. "Joe" Puga passed away Dec. 1, 2006, in Pueblo. Joe was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Berwind, Colo., to Antonio and Maria Puga. He grew up in Trinidad and was a graduate of Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Junior College before moving to Pueblo in 1948. Mr. Puga was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a psych tech at the Colorado State Hospital for 47 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and two sisters. Mr. Puga is survived by his wife of 52 years, Laura Puga; a brother, Henry (Agnes) Puga of Littleton; a sister, Frances Craig of Trinidad; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Michigan and Routt. Donations in memory of Mr. Puga may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pueblo Animal Shelter, direct or through the mortuary.

Pugel, Mamie
Mamie (Kogovsek) Pugel - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2001 - Sunrise, Jan. 1, 1909, sunset, at her home, Aug. 29, 2001. Mamie has been reunited in Heaven with her beloved husband Pete, who preceded her there in 1993, after their marriage of 67 years. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Frank L. Kogovsek and his wife Delfinia, of Pueblo, her brother Raymond (Frankie Hilton) Kogovsek and his wife Helen, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and her sisters-in-law, Elsie Dolan, Eva Pugel and Juanita Blatnick. The second generation to honor her are her godson/nephew, John J. Kogovsek; her goddaughter/niece, Mary Joy Kogovsek; and the following: Frank A. (Leona) Kogovsek of Northglenn, Raymond P. (Linda Gunsolus) Kogovsek, Daniel C. (Patty) Kogovsek, Larry P. Kogovsek, of Bend, Ore., Eulice Kogovsek, Ray (Judy) Hilton, and Barry (Pam) Kogovsek of Florida, Audrey (Ray) Perko, Mary Propes, Kathleen (Bob Fritzel) Kenick and Irene Blatnick. The members of her family's third generation of nieces and nephews are Lisa (Greg) Plutt, ToniRae (Curtis) Andres, Greg (Clarissa) Kogovsek, Jen Kogovsek, Jerry Kogovsek, Ryan Kogovsek, Stephanie Hilton, Ryan Hilton, Shelley Kogovsek, Kelly Kogovsek, Chris Kenick, Julianna Kenick, Gary Perko, Lori (Darren) Pantleo and Sharon (Mark) Hawkins. Many friends will miss Mamie, including very special friends Larry K. Higinbotham, Irene Dehn, and a host of friends from WSA Fraternal Life, The Pueblo Regent and service and volunteer groups. Mamie's career included insurance claims clerk at Corwin Hospital, clerk at Crews & Beggs, hostess at the Pueblo Continental Hotel, bookkeeper at the Pueblo Single Fund and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 20, lodge secretary for Slovan Lodge No. 3 and member of the board of directors of WSA Fraternal Life. Mamie will be most notably remembered for being an advocate for the rights and welfare of the elderly. She was an eloquent spokeswoman for this cause and served on various local, state and national boards to improve the livelihood of this segment of our society. In recognition of her many years of volunteering, the National Fraternal Congress of America awarded her its National Fraternalist of 1995 designation in Washington, D.C. Locally, she was recognized with the "Sunshine" award in 1985. Mamie and Pete were renowned travelers. They appreciated their sunrises and sunsets from their backyard to all 50 states and five continents. Mamie had been a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, Bishop's Guild, Daughters of Isabella, SRDA, AARP, St. Mary Parish Council and WSA Fraternal Life. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary Parish where the celebration of the Mass and her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Mamie would have preferred that donations be made to a charity of choice. If so inclined, persons may donate to St. Mary Prayer Garden, the John Gornick Slovenian Museum, SRDA or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Pugel, Margaret Eleanor
Margaret Eleanor Pugel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Margaret Eleanor Pugel, who, after 89 years of dedicated and devoted concern and care for her family and friends, quite unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2003. Margaret learned to drive her car at age 65, and was totally independent all her life, living at home until her untimely and unforeseen death. She was born on May 28, 1914, in Pueblo, to Frank and Fortune Jacketta. Her beloved husband, Joe E. Pugel, passed on in 1980, after 45 years of marriage. She is survived by her son, Professor Robert J. (Elke) Pugel; daughter, Dr. Peg Rooney; two grandchildren, Sean and Kate Rooney; brother, Ed Jacketta; and sister, Helen Ruggieri; and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was active in St. Mary's Church, Lafamiglia Italiana, R.E.A.C. of Eagles No. 145, the Dante Society, and the Bessemer Historical Society. At her specific request, a private family ceremony was held at the Roselawn Chapel, with burial also at Roselawn Cemetery, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003. Margaret urges her friends to pray for her and her family at "your own time and in your own way."

Pugh, Mildred I.
Mildred I. Pugh - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1999 - Mildred I. Pugh, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 30, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Pugh- by her brothers, David and Carl Pearson- and her sister, Margaret Reilley. Survived by daughter, Margaret Ann (George) Del Monte, Florence, Colo.- two grandchildren, Tom (Kathie) Whalen, Gypsum, Colo., and Shelley (Brad) Crosby, Forestdale, Mass.- and by three great-grandchildren, Tommy and Patrick Whalen and Jake Crosby. She was a member of First Baptist Church. At her request, cremation with no service.

Pugh, Ruth Esther
Ruth Esther Pugh - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Ruth Esther Pugh, 68, departed this life Oct. 10, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the past 40 years, Mrs. Pugh was born April 19, 1934, in Mansfield, La. A homemaker, she was an excellent cook known for her barbecue ribs, gumbo dishes, pound cakes and mouth-watering sweet potato pies. Children in her neighborhood would always go to Momma Pugh's home for meals and sweet treats. She also maintained an excellent vegetable garden. She said her secret was that she talked to her plants. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Herbert (Freda) Pugh, Aurora, Colo. Alvin Pugh, Atlanta, Ga., Kennedy (Audrey) Rilly Pugh, New York City, Horace (Karen) Pugh, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Theresa, Linda and Pat Pugh, all of Pueblo. In addition, she is survived by the father of her children, Herbert Pugh Sr. Colorado Springs; companion the Rev. John Potter, Jeff (Mayra) Potter, Jeanette (Shawn Vandervaull) Pugh; and her faithful dog, Simba Beathoveen Pugh; seven grandchildren Yvette, Yvonne, Brian, Joshua, Brianna, Jonathan and Mallory Pugh; a brother, John Henry Richards, Louisiana, Nancy Richards, Pueblo. Predeceased by her parents, Willie and Jessie Edwards Richards; siblings, Jesse Lee, Sidney Bass, Louis Bubba, Steve, Nancy, Vera Mae, Willie Dell, Jenny Ruth and Alberta Richards. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church Blende. Rosary Vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Benjamin J. Bacino celebrant. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. The Pugh Family will receive friends at 28225 Iris Rd. and St. Joseph Community Hall following the burial rites.

Pugh, Wayne C.
Wayne C. Pugh - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Wayne C. Pugh, 78, passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Survived by sister, Eileen (Edward T.) Eurich and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by brothers, Vern W. Pugh and Willard J. Pugh- and nephew, William Zittle. Mr. Pugh retired from C&W Railroad. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Graveside inurnment, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 11002, Pueblo, Colo., 81001, in Mr. Pugh's memory.

Pugliano, Alex C.
Alex C. Pugliano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2005 - Alex C. Pugliano, 47, born March 2, 1958, in Pueblo, passed away July 22, 2005, in Cripple Creek. Survived by his siblings, Kathie (Walt) Bassett Jr. of Beulah, Mary (John) Gentry of Pueblo, Ken (Sandra) Lewis of Pueblo and George (Mary) Lewis of Seattle, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and Marian Pugliano; brother, Clyde Lewis; and sister, Linda Sutton. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cripple Creek Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, through the funeral home.

Puleo, Lewis Allen
Lewis Allen Puleo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2006 - Lewis Allen Puleo departed this life at the age of 65 on April 29, 2006. Survived by his daughters Melissa J. Tumblin (Puleo) and Sabrina C. Puleo. Services will be held on Wed., May 3, 2006, 10am at St. Mary's Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo.

Pulido, Irene
Irene Pulido - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Irene Pulido, 72, received her wings on Aug. 26, 2004. She was born on July 9, 1932, in Pueblo, Colo. She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters, Candy Butkovich, Pete Pulido, Gloria (Fred) Sandoval, Connie (Lois) Kochendarfer, Mary Jane (Daniel) Mestas, Liz Sanchez, Paul (Rose) Pulido, Angela (Robert) Roosa, Julie (Charlie) Chacon, Lala (Ken) Yeries; aunt, Lucille Huerta of California; numerous nieces, nephews and relatives, special friend and caregiver, Raine Ortiz; and friends and staff at Colorado Blue Sky Enterprise. Services will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at 1201 Jackson Street. Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2004 - Irene C. Pulido is preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Josephine Pulido. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Ben Bacino will serve as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pulido, Josephine
Josephine Pulido - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1998 - Josephine Pulido, born June 2, 1910, in Fowler, Colo., was received in the Lord's grace on Jan. 28, 1998. She is rejoined with her husband, Arnold Pulido- mother, Julia Morales- stepfather, Pedro J. Morales- and brother, Joe Arguello. Survived by four generations of loving family, including children, Candy (George) Butkovich, Irene Pulido, Pete Pulido, Gloria (Antonio) Sandoval, Connie (Korky) Kochendarfer, Mary Jane (Dan) Mestas, Elizabeth (Agapito) Sanchez, Paul (Rose) Pulido, Angela (Bob) Roosa, Julie (Charlie) Chacon and Lala (Ken) Yeries- sisters, Lupe Apodaca and Lucille Huerta- 36 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Francis Church. Viewing, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1143 Bragdon, Pueblo.

Pullara, Charles V.
Charles V. Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Charles V. Pullara, age 86, born Nov. 21, 1915, passed away May 19, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris Pullara; and children, Charles F. (Carol) Pullara, Avondale, Dorothy (Glen) Caple and Gary (Sue) Pullara, both of Pueblo, and Frances (Warren) Fox of Canon City. Also survived by his sister, Florence Trani, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Frances Pullara; brothers, Felix, Tony, Joe and Chris Pullara; and sisters, Josephine Fraterelli, Rose Tuttoilmondo-Smith, Lena Rossorelli and Mary Spinuzzi. Charles was a lifelong farmer in the Vineland area. When he took time away from farming, he enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the local Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory.

Pullara, Chris
Chris Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2000 - Chris Pullara, age 94, passed away April 29, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Edith Pullara. Survived by his daughter, Jolene (Lewis) Romett and son, Frank (Patricia) Pullara. Also survived by six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Pullara; and sisters, Lena Rossarelli and Florence Trani; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pullara was president of the Senior Citizen Bowling League in Pueblo for 20 years and was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1972. His many joys in life were gardening, bowling and spending time with his family. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 11 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pullara, Doris Ellen
Doris Ellen Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Doris Ellen Pullara, born Feb. 18, 1921, died March 25, 2003. Doris is now at rest following a very long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Predeceased by her husband, Charles V. Pullara; her father, Joseph Rebol; her mother and stepfather, Della and Don Rayburn; and her brother, Leroy Rebol. Doris is survived by her children, Charles (Carol) Pullara, Avondale, Dorothy (Glen) Caple, Pueblo, Gary (Sue) Pullara, Pueblo, and Frances (Warren) Fox of Canon City. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by “special daughter,” Cindy (Martin) Levar, who practically grew up in Doris' home; and by numerous special nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbors. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, living most of her life on the family farm in the Vineland area. She loved her family, her home and her church. She derived great enjoyment from playing the piano for many years and always had a big smile for everyone. She took great pride in her yard and flowers and loved all of the various animals she had and took care of over the years. She was the best cook ever and always had the traditional Sunday spaghetti dinner for her family and anyone else who might show up. Doris will be missed by everyone; however, we all rejoice in the fact she is now in a much better place. Special thanks to University Park Care Center Station 2 for all of their care, treatment and understanding. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Therese Catholic Church in Vineland. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make donations in memory of Doris through the funeral home.

Pullara, John
John Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1987 - John Pullara. Son of Mrs. Jane Pullara; brother of Eugene Pullara of Boulder. Also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, two great aunts and many friends. Mr. Pullara was born in Pueblo on Feb. 4, 1937. He graduated from Central High School in 1955, received an A.A. degree from Pueblo College in 1957, his B.S. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1959 and a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah in 1966. John had been employed at the Colorado State Hospital for 27 years as a social worker. He was a member of CAPE and Our Lady of the Assumption parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish may contribute to the memorial of their choice. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Pullara, Marie Grace
Marie Grace Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Marie Grace Pullara, 99, born Feb. 25, 1907, has joined her family in heaven, passing from this earth May 18, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam, on Jan. 25, 1974; son, Nick, on Dec. 11, 2004; parents, Andriana and Nichola Macaluso; one beloved sister and four brothers. Her son, Charles; daughter, Jennie (Joseph) Genova; daughter-in-law, Dona Pullara; and sister-in-law, Marie Pullara, survive her. She had eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Marie took great pride in her family, home, garden and was most noted for her Italian spinach pie. She was a lifetime member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Vineland. Family will receive guests at a viewing and reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pullara, Nick P.
Nick P. Pullara - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2004 - Papa Nick P. Pullara, 71, departed this life on Dec. 11, 2004, to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Survived by his loving and caring wife, Dona, of 49 years; sons, Nick L. (Joanne), Kenny and Tom (Christine) Pullara; daughter, Cindy (Keith) Johnson; grandchildren, Nick L. Jr., Jeremy, Joseph and Andrew Pullara, Kassie and Tyler Johnson; mother, Mary Pullara; sister, Jennie (Joe) Genova; and brother, Charles Pullara. A viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. At Papa Nick's request, contributions may be made directly to the family to be further distributed to those who have touched the family in special ways.

Pullaro, Josephine
Josephine Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1999 - Josephine Pullaro, passed away Nov. 18, 1999. Survived by brothers, Joseph Ianne, Mike Cortese, and Carmen Mastreno, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, John J. Pullaro, in 1988; sisters, Susie Bendatti, Jennie Messina, Frances Maroney, Mary Nally, and Theresa Marino; and brother, Tony Ianne. To my nurse and caregivers (my Guardian Angels) Nancy Welch, Boni Jones, Phyllis Gallimore, Theresa DeHerrera, Delores Frank, Pat Dodson, and Melanie Gott "Thank you for the excellent care you gave to me." Pallbearers for Mrs. Pullaro's service will be Russell Ianne, Joe Marino, Edward Mastreno, Mike Mastreno, Richard Golob, and Ron Golob. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Pullaro, Paul C.
Paul C. Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2004 - Paul C. Pullaro, 92, passed away Dec. 21, 2004. Survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Pullaro; children, Samantha and Amanda Pullaro, all of the family home; children from his late wife, Pauline, Barbara Kambich of Fort Collins, Colo., Mike, Shannon and Rosemary Pullaro, all of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Charles Pullaro; and sister, Mary Hull, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Rose Pullaro of Pueblo; his first wife, Pauline Pullaro of San Diego, Calif.; and his brother, Joe Pullaro of Pueblo. Paul was born May 12, 1912, in Pueblo. Paul was a contracting engineer and founder of Pullaro Contracting and ARO Trucking in San Diego. During his career, he helped develop Sea World in San Diego. Paul has spent many years being a devoted and loving father to his children and teaching them to see the humor in life. He enjoyed baseball in San Diego and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He loved gardening, riding horses, spending time in the mountains and walking his dogs. There will be an open house celebration of Paul's life from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at the family home, 216 Dunsmere. Casual dress is welcome as Paul's beloved pets will be in attendance.

Pullaro, Rose
Rose Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Age 83, passed way March 10, 2002. Missed and survived by daughters, Dianne (Ben) Doughty, Rapid City, S.D., Annette (Steve) Warfield; and sisters, Sylvia (John) Greco, Leona Vernon and Sadie (Dan) Tishma. Grandmother to Thomas (Darla) Doughty, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Robin (Pat) O'Rourke, Denver. Other survivors include brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam (Ann) Pullaro; several loving nieces, nephews, numerous friends and special neighbors. Rose was preceded in death by Tony, her loving husband of 59 years; her parents, Frances and Michael Marcovecchio; brother, Ralph Marcovecchio; sisters, Esther Sanders, Nell Yeagley, Jane Pullara and Mildred Potestio. Rose was born on Nov. 11, 1918. She attended Riverside Elementary where she was permitted to skip a grade due to her proficiency in reading. In 1935, she graduated from Centennial High School. While her daughters were in elementary school, she was active in Girl Scouts. Her early hobbies included figurine painting, cooking, baking and sewing dance costumes for her girls' recitals. After raising her two daughters, Rose was employed at Schuster's Bakery and Isabelle's Dress Shop. She was a devoted mother and wife; she loved socializing with friends and family and caring for her home and yard. Rose was a member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Dante Alighieri Society. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund or to the American Heart Association.

Pullaro, Rose
Rose Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2004 - Rose Pullaro, 93, passed away Dec. 18, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Pullaro; two sisters, Nancy Junta and Angelina Valenti. She is survived by her children, Sam (Opal) Pullaro, Joseph (Jan) Pullaro; three grandsons, Sam (Despo) Pullaro of Oregon, Gino Pullaro of California, and Anthony Pullaro; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katie Pullaro; two brothers, Joseph (Mae) Valenti and Leonard Valenti; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing will be 2 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Rose's memory to the Pueblo City Zoo or to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home.

Pullaro, Sam Q.
Sam Q. Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2003 - Sam Q. Pullaro, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on June 12, 2003. Born on Aug. 29, 1912, to Angelo and Antonia Pullaro. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ann Pullaro; and son, Gary Pullaro. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Lillian Burleson, Frances Price and Shirley Keen; brother-in-law, Joe Pugel; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He is preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Martinelli, Josephine Cash and Mary DeMarco; and brothers, Joe, John and Tony Pullaro. Sam retired from the Walter Brewing Company after 45 years of service. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and St. Francis Xavier Church parish. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pullaro, Tony J.
Tony J. "Polar" Pullaro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Tony J. "Polar" Pullaro, age 83, passed away May 16, 1999. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose Pullaro, daughters, Dianne (Ben) Doughty, Rapid City, S.D., Annette (Steve) Warfield, and brother, Sam (Anna) Pullaro. Grandfather of Thomas (Darla) Doughty, Vermillion, S.D., and Robin (Patrick) O'Rourke, Denver, Colo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Sylvia (John) Greco, Mildred Potestio, Leona Vernon, Sadie (Dan) Tishma, and several nieces and nephews along with numerous friends and very good neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Antonia Pullaro, brothers, John and Joe, sisters, Mary DeMarco, Lillie Martinelli and Josephine Cash. Tony was born March 8, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo. He attended Riverside Elementary and Centennial High School. For several years, Tony owned and operated the Bronze Rail on Albany and the Steel CF&I Club on Baystate. Later, he worked at the Walter Brewing Company and retired from Midwest Steel in 1979. Tony was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese parish, Pueblo Elks #90, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the Dante Alighieri Society. He was a devoted husband and father. He loved socializing with friends and tending to his home and garden. Visitation, 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Avenue. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions maybe made to the Shrine of St. Therese or to the America Cancer Society.

Pullen, Virginia
Virginia Massarotti Pullen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Virginia Massarotti Pullen passed away Sept. 27 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a brief illness. Virginia was born March 19, 1924, to Thomas and Annabelle Massarotti. Survived by husband, Donald- sons, Mike Forbes, Crowley, Colo., Alan (Pat) Forbes, Parker, Colo., Lee Forbes, Chicago, Timothy Jones, Florida, and Danny Jones, Pueblo- grandchildren, Bobby (Sharleen) Forbes, Katherine Forbes, Denver, Charity Forbes, New Mexico, Chad and Crystal Forbes, Chicago, Bo and Keely Jones, Florida- stepchildren, Joyce Cooper, Maryland, Karen (Ted) Stephens, Michigan, Mark Pullen, California, Wayne (Bonnie) Pullen, California, Darlene (Michael) Hershburg, California, Dianna Immell, California- 21 grandchildren, step-grandchildren- 32 great-grandchildren- three great-great-grandchildren- sister, Mary Strah, San Ramon- brothers, Leo Massarotti, California, Thomas (Lucille) Massarotti, California- sisters-in-law, Ann Massarotti and Rose Massarotti, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents- brothers, Albert, Florideo and Joseph Massarotti- sister, Helen Anselmo- sister-in-law, Patricia Massarotti- brother-in-law, Louis Strah. Virginia and her husband owned the Northside Bakery on 24th. People still talk about the wonderful cakes, rolls and cookies that she took such pride in making. Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was always there with a helping hand, warm smile or words of comfort. She was an avid bowler, loved animals, her flowers and caring for others. She will be sadly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. The family can be reached at the family home. Viewing, today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. , 10 a.m. Thursday, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Pullin, Charles
Charles Pullin - Huerfano Journal - January 2, 2009 - Charles Pullin died at his home in Pueblo, Colorado, December 23, 2008. Chuck Pullin was born to James H. "Jim" and Cora (Bruce) Pullin, December 2, 1936, in Bristow, Oklahoma. His family moved to Cheraw, Colorado in the early 1940's where his father had purchased property to ranch. Chuck was a wonderful story teller and would entertain his extended family for years with his tales of growing up in Cheraw; taking the school bus for he and his friends so they could "borrow" watermelons from the local fields; leaping from trees onto his horse for a "quick getaway" and many, many others. Chuck graduated from Cheraw High School in 1956 and married Barbara "Bobbie" (Bailey) Pullin. They moved to La Junta, Colorado where Chuck worked as a manager at the Safeway grocery store. They had three children, Jackie (Ricketts), James "Jim" Pullin and Janette (Karges). In 1958, Chuck joined the La Junta Police Reserve and was shortly promoted to Chief. He would often say that he started out his career as Chief and it had been downhill ever since. In 1961 he joined the Colorado State Patrol starting a career that would become his passion and his legacy. He was transferred to Walsenburg, Colorado where he would spend the next 16 years of his life and where all of his children would graduate from high school. When the Walsenburg golf course was built in 1969, Chuck discovered another passion and during the next 39 years would spend many happy hours with friends and family on the course. In 1977 Chuck married Jan (Carlo) of Pueblo and transferred to Bayfield, Colorado. The next few years would see several promotions and job transfers within CSP. Chuck was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Pueblo in 1980, promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to Colorado Springs in 1983, promoted to Captain in 1992, promoted to Major and transferred to Grand Junction in 1993 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and transferred to Denver in 1995. While serving in the CSP Chuck had hundreds of career "highlights". Chuck met and coordinated security details for two U.S. Presidents, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quartic, Virginia, served as president of the Colorado Police Protective Association, established the Smokey Golf Tournament (which last year held it's 38th annual), served as the president of the Air Force Academy Quarterback Club and received hundreds of commendation letters, appreciation plaques and citations. In 1998 after 38 years in the CSP, Chuck retired and moved back to Pueblo. His "retirement" wouldn't last long however as he was hired by the Colorado Parole Board as a hearing officer and worked as a ranger at Walking Stick golf course (where he would pleasantly but firmly encourage golfers to "move along") Chuck's retirement was full of travel and good friends. He attended the 2006 Masters, the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Opens (yes, he really was in the stands when Tiger Woods won, as I'm sure he's told you); trips to Europe, the Philippines, Seattle and San Diego to visit family; and many, many others. Chuck's life was more than just a listing of accomplishments and is best told through a memory of his daughter Janette. Janette came home from school one day to surprise a young man who had broken into the house. Before she could react, Chuck arrived home. Janette was so relieved, thinking "how lucky I am that Dad is here". Chuck walked the young man out of the back door and Janette followed to see what would take place. Surprised, Janette watched as Chuck withdrew his wallet and handed the young man some money. She overheard him say "Son, you don't have to break into my house to get money. If you need help, you just come and see me." He is survived by his children, Jackie (Tim) Ricketts, Jim (Marilyn) Pullin and Janette (Steve) Karges; his sister, Sue Watters (Al) Provost; and his grandchildren, Stephanie and Kevin Karges, Mackenzie and Devin Ricketts and Savannah Pullin. He was surrounded by good friends and a family who loved him dearly. His was a life well lived. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday 1/3/09 at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, Eagles Christmas for Kids or Pueblo Animal Welfare, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Pullman, Mr.
Mr. Pullman - Boulder Daily Camera - August 19, 1896 - Many of the young people of town will regret to hear of the death of Mr. Pullman who attended the medical department of the university and made his home with Prof. Keasby while here. He died in Pueblo last week of typhoid fever.

Pullum, Margaret O.
Margaret O. Pullum - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Margaret O. Pullum made her transition on Oct. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Thurman A. Pullum on Dec. 13, 2003; brothers, Pete Valdez and Paul Mora; and sisters, Josephine Trujillo and Jesusita Salazar. Survived by her daughter, Gloria (Dick) Simms of Pueblo; stepdaughters, Beverly (Robert) Barton of Colorado Springs and Regina Nadeau of Lake Forest, Calif.; brother, Joe Garcia; granddaughter, Debra Taylor; great-granddaughter, Brenda Galassini; and special niece, Angie Santos. Margaret was born in Ortiz, Colo. She worked as an office clerk for Pueblo Depot Activity and was a member of Divine Science Church of Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation through the funeral home.

Pulsifer, Gordon
Gordon Pulsifer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2006 - Gordon Pulsifer, Sr., left our earth to be with his brothers, parents and other much loved ones in God's gardens. He was so loved and so cherished by his family, life will never be the same without him. That doesn't mean it will be bad, just not the same. Gordon was born in Chardon, Ohio in 1936, was raised as a country boy with five other brothers and sisters. He joined the United States Coast Guard Reserves in 1953 while still in High School and then served two more years on active duty, earning his honorable discharge in 1956. He moved to Riverside, Calif. in 1958 with his family, went to work at an auto parts business. On December 10, 1959 he met his 18 year old soon to be wife Suzan McDowell, born in Denver, Colo. and raised in Sioux Falls, S.D. On Dec. 14, 1959 they were engaged, and were married on Feb. 20, 1960 at St. John's Catholic Church in West Riverside, Calif. Gordon was 24 years old at that time. Gordon began coaching Gordy Jr. in baseball in 1971 at Magnolia Center Lion's League. He coached Chad and Gordy through Farm, Minors, Majors, Colt and back to Farm with Shannon when it was his turn. Gordon Joined the YMCA Indian Guides with all three boys, and taught his daughter to sharp shoot, he reffed baseball and he taught all his children to hunt and fish. For the boys, including his son-in-law Stan Davidson, he taught them the trade of painting new construction for builders and some re-paints for home owners. Gordon painted every school, church, the Divine Word Seminary Camp in La Sierra, he painted desks, gyms, anything they needed so his children could attend Parochial school, a fact that he found great pride in, having never had a faith or church of his own. When the recession of 1990 hit, the family finally left California for Pueblo West, Colo. Chad became a builder there, the other boys and Gordon continued painting. Gordon is survived by his wife Suzan of 46 years, their four children and their grandchildren, his brother Albert, sister-in-law Shirley Anne and their children, his youngest sister Donna Lee, her husband Joe Harris, and son Ronnie in Rialto Calif. His Pueblo West Grandchildren are Chad and Tammy's children, Emily Sue, Jake and Janie Pulsifer; Fran and Stan's children, Chad Andrew and Tommy Davidson; Gordy Jr.'s. son Trent Pulsifer of San Diego, Calif. and Angela Pulsifer's daughter, Laura. Shannon and Dottie Pulsifer have one son, Nathan, and live in Pueblo. Oh my dear husband, how I will miss you as the winds howl at night, reminding me of how you would hold and comfort me, as I hated the winds so! May God love and keep you by the gate to watch for me... I shall be along when my call is heard, as yours was. To all hunters everywhere... Gordon wishes you the best next season and he will be with you in mind, spirit and maybe more ways than you know! A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Elementary School Gymnasium, 500 W. Spaulding Ave. Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, P.O. Box 8249, Missoula, MT. 59807-9942

Pults, Carrie G.
Carrie G. Pults - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1999 - Carrie G. Pults, 87, longtime Vineland area resident, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at West Wind Campus of Pueblo. Born Aug. 29, 1911, at Kenna, N.M., and married Jim Pults Nov. 27, 1930. Graduate of Southern Colorado State College. Both Mr. and Mrs. Pults were active in 4-H activities, serving many years in the Pueblo County area. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot following 20 years employment. Preceded in death by her husband, Jim- two daughters, Ruth Nicks and an infant daughter- and by her daughter-in-law, Mary Pults. Member, Central Christian Church, and former member, Grace Community Church. Survived by four sons, J.G. (LaVina) Pults, Yellow Jacket, Colo., Donald Pults, Temple, Texas, Bill (Marcy) Pults, Colorado Springs, and Guinn (Sandi) Pults, Pueblo- 14 grandchildren- and several great-grandchildren. Viewing hours, noon to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Central Christian Church Preschool, 1902 N. Hudson, Pueblo, Colo. 81001.

Pults, Mary Lucille
Mary Lucille Pults - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Mary Lucille Pults, 56, passed away Dec. 28, 1998, in Temple, Texas. She was born April 25, 1942, in Aurora, Colo., to Arthur and Louise Meyers. She married Donald Ray Pults on May 22, 1965, in Raton, N.M. Survived by her husband, Donald Ray Pults of Temple- son, Don Joseph Pults of Denver and daughter, Mary Ann Pults of Elgin, Texas- stepfather, Fidel Guara of Pueblo and brother Arthur Meyers of Florence, Colo., 11 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Pulver, Lawrence D.
Lawrence D. Pulver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Lawrence D. Pulver, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 26, 1 987. Mr. Pulver was a member of the Lions Club. He retired from the CF&I after 35 years of service, and had been a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Marines. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Pulver of the family home; a step-son, Haskell C. Scott of Boulder; one sister, Rachel Heath of Pueblo; and two nieces, Joanne (Elmer) Housh and Mary (Bill) Griffin, all of Pueblo; one nephew, Charles (Thelma) Pulver of Pueblo. Cremation. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Dean and the Rev. Gregg Slaughter of the Pueblo Christian Center officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. The family may be contacted at 908 Kennedy.

Pumphrey, Cindy
Cindy R. Pumphrey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2002 - Cindy R. Pumphrey, 51, passed away in her home with her family on April 13, 2002, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her three children, Andrea Aguilera, Brian Pumphrey and Chelli Pumphrey Seaholm; her parents, Helen and Gene McConnell; and her sisters, Connie Jones and Cathy McConnell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cindy worked as a respiratory therapist for over 16 years, touching many hearts in the process. She also volunteered with the American Lung Association and the Clean Air Challenge. Cindy was an amazingly strong and courageous woman and she will be greatly missed. Memorial service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery Chapel.

Pumphrey, Opal M.
Opal M. Pumphrey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Opal M. Pumphrey was born Jan. 15, 1893; at Joseph, Mo. She passed Nov. 15, 1987, at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. Survived by sons, William C. (Patricia) Pumphrey of Pueblo and Paul J. (Karla) Pumphrey of Beulah, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Pumphrey, in 1967, and grandson, Donald P. Pumphrey, in 1979. Mrs. Pumphrey was associated with Cleaver Carpet Cleaning Company in Colorado Springs for many years. Prior to that she had been in education. She attended the University of Wyoming and graduated from Colorado State Teachers College (now UNC) at Greeley. She taught school in Colorado, New Mexico and Washington. Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church, 301 N. Cascade, Colorado. Springs, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Gene Brink of the Colorado Springs First Christian Church, and the Rev. Mark Pumphrey, a grandson, of Alamosa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Paul Pumphrey Memorial Scholarship Fund at Phillips University, Enid, Okla. 73701.

Pumphrey, William Charles
William "Bill" Charles Pumphrey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2000 - William "Bill" Charles Pumphrey died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 1, after a nearly four-year battle with lung disease. Bill was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Bellingham, Wash., to Paul A. and Opal Pumphrey. He spent the first nine years of life there and moved to Colorado Springs with his family around 1930. He attended schools in Colorado Springs and graduated in 1940 from what is now Palmer High School. Bill then attended Colorado A&M (CSU). In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and began his military service as a pilot. He was stationed at Fort Morgan, Colo., Lubbock, Texas, Fort Campbell Ky., and was serving as an instructor at the Army Air Corps Base for Glider Pilots in Alliance, Neb., when the Allied invasion took place. Six weeks later he was involved in the battle for Europe and was flying out of Abbeville, France. During his military career he landed more than 500 gliders. For the remainder of his military career he co-piloted C-47's where he delivered gas to the front lines. After the war he returned to Colorado Springs where he met a beautiful, young schoolteacher from Iowa named Patricia Anderson. They married June 6, 1947, at First Christian Church in Colorado Springs. They moved to Pueblo where Bill and his brother, Paul, had founded the Cleaver Carpet Cleaning Business in 1946. Bill was a very active member of his beloved Pueblo community. He was a committed member of the Pueblo YMCA. He helped to build numerous buildings at what is now Camp Jackson. He was an active Mason, Shiner and Elk. He and his family were members at Park Hill Christian from 1947 until 1957. In 1957 the family joined Central Christian Church where Bill served in numerous roles from Sunday School teacher to Elder. Later in life, if Bill was not fishing his favorite activity was volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center where he proudly wore his button that said, "Hi my name is Bill, let me tell you where to go!" Bill is survived by his wife, Pat; sons, Mark (Mary Kay) and Charles; daughter, Rita (David) Maquez; grandchildren, Nathan (Kristina), Amy (fiancé, Christian Piatt), Andy, Matt (Melanie), Michael and Jed; three step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Faith and Regie; five great-grandchildren. His brother and friend, Paul (Karla) Pumphrey and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death in 1979 by his youngest son, Don, who was killed in an automobile accident. Bill will lie in state at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday at Central Christian Church from 9 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. The casket will remain closed during and after the service. Services for Bill will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with Dr. David Chambers presiding and Dr. Mark William Pumphrey assisting. Full military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make memorial gifts can make them to the Don and William Pumphrey Ministerial Scholarship at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Okla., with the funeral home serving as custodian. Please feel free to give to the charity of your choice in Bill's name.

Pumphrey, William R.
William R. "Bill" Pumphrey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2004 - William R. "Bill" Pumphrey, 55, passed away July 27, 2004. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Pumphrey. Survivors include his father, Paul (Karla) Pumphrey of Pueblo; children, Chelli (Shaun) Seaholm of Denver, Brian (Sarah) Pumphrey of Pueblo and Ashley Poelman of Pueblo West; siblings, Dr. Robert Pumphrey of Denver, John (Sue Ann) Pumphrey of Decatur, Ala., Clinton Pumphrey, Kristin Pumphrey and Jaelee (Robert) Jones, all of Pueblo; granddaughter, Mila Rae Seaholm of Denver; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a native of Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in 1967 and Southern Colorado State College in 1971. He served in the United States Army for several years and was the commanding officer of the local Army Reserve Unit. He was a real estate broker with his company Prime Equities and was actively involved with other entities including PT's Wings and Ribs and Rock Canyon Waterslide in Pueblo and The Wild West Steak House in Ca–on City. His dream was to develop several of his properties adjacent to the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project, but his premature fight with melanoma has left his dream to others. His generous, warm and fun-loving spirit will be missed by all. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Pueblo Convention Center with the Rev. Amy Piatt officiating. Those who desired may make memorials to the Lance Armstrong Foundation or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

Puntar, Jim
Jim Puntar - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1987 - Jim Puntar, 2123 E. Routt. Son of Albert and Gertrude Puntar, Pueblo. Brother of Bill (Grace) Puntar, El Cajon, Calif., and Richard (Alani) Puntar, Houston, Texas. Grandson of Mrs. Mary Miklich, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mr. Puntar was a Pueblo resident for the past five years. He enjoyed country-western music and was a motorcycle and drag-racing enthusiast. Service, 9 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Mary Miklich, 2123 E. Routt.

Purcell, Kenneth A.
Kenneth A. Pucell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2004 - Kenneth A. Pucell, 72, born Nov. 1, 1932, departed this life Dec. 8, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Beverly Pucell; children, Jim Pucell and Judy (Ed) Walsh; granddog, Samie Sue; and brothers and sister, Richard Pucell, Irene Sillox and Daniel (Anne) Pucell. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey M. Pucell; parents, Anthony and Lillian Pucell; mother-in-law, Edith Gardner; brother-in-law, Allen Sillox; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Pucell. Ken was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from the CF&I Tube Mill. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Kenneth's memory.

Purcell, Nicholas Richard
Nicholas Richard Purcell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - Nicholas Richard Purcell, born Oct. 9, 1969, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3, 1997, with his stepson, Dallas Ray Hughes. Survived by his wife, Gaylene Purcell- stepson, Jesse Varela-Broska, of the family home- parents, Richard and Suzi Purcell- sister, Kelly Rae Purcell- and brother, Richard Ray (Krissy Valdez) Purcell, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by grandmothers, Shirley Purcell, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, and Patricia Selby Flynn, Beulah- aunt, Pamela (Bill) Yershin, Pueblo- uncles, William Patrick Flynn, Greg Purcell, Pueblo, Colo., and William Purcell, Idaho- special friend, Mel Coats, Pueblo, Colo.- and numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 3112 Vail Ave. or 2408 Poplar. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Purcell and Hughes Memorial Fund in care of Power Credit Union, 1615 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, 81004. Funds will be used to restructure the lives of Gaylene and Jesse. (This obituary requested by Gaylene Purcell)

Purdue, Susie
Susie Purdue - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - Susie Purdue of Pueblo, born May 6, 1915, passed away Sept. 30, 1999. Survived by her children, Anna May Herburger, Viola Dick, Cathy M. Danner and Andy Duran, Mary (Albert) Aguero, Elizabeth Martinez, Lorraine Hernandez and Steve (Sandra Barber) Abeyta; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Orlando LeRoy Purdue, and grandson, John LeDoux Jr. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Gilbert Valdez officiating. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Purdue, Wyona Frances
Wyona Frances Purdue - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 1998 - Wyona Frances Purdue, 32, Bay St. Louis, Miss., formerly of Pueblo, was taken from us on May 31, 1998. Survived by her mother, Frances W. Baca, Pueblo- brother, Orlando L. Purdue, Pueblo- sister, Elizabeth M. Noble, Colorado Springs- sisters, Debra Casodos, Yolanda Sena and Vickey Sena, all of Pueblo- nephews, Anthony and Michael Garcia, Roberto Butierras, Colorado Springs, Orlando Purdue Jr., Christopher Garcia, Gene and Adam Casodos, Pueblo- nieces, Elisha Purdue, Colorado Springs, Tamara Casodos and Lisa Ortiz, Pueblo- grandmothers, Viola Rodgers, Suzie Purdue, Pueblo- aunts and uncles, Peggy (Bobby) Trujillo, Jim (Rita) Rodgers, Ricky Rodgers, George (Carol) Rodgers, Sally (Gene) Parker, all of Pueblo- cousins, including Timothy Trujillo, Henry Parker, Samantha Parker, Christina Parker, Cecilia Rodgers and Ricky Rodgers Jr. Other family members in which we shall remember but not mention include lifetime friends, Patricia LaBonte and Kim Copeland. Preceded in death by her father, Leroy Orlando Purdue on Sept. 29, 1969. After graduating from East High School in 1983, Frances married Charles Otnott. He was a U.S. Navy officer. They lived in Hawaii, Louisiana and Mississippi. She earned her CNA and RN degree. She loved the outdoors and her poodles. She felt at home at the beach than anywhere else. God took her home. It was his will. But in our hearts we love her still. Her memory is as dear today as in the hour she passed away. We'll often sit and think of her when we are alone. For memory of our sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter or friend that's grief can call its own. Sadly missed by The Entire Family. To be held at a later date at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Pueblo.

Purdy, Alberta Marie
Alberta Marie Purdy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - Alberta Marie Purdy, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 1987. Survived by her husband, John R. Purdy, of the family home. Mrs. Purdy will lie in state until 8:30 p.m. for visitation. Cremation. Inurnment will be in the Garden Mausoleum at Roselawn Cemetery at a later date.

Purdy, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann (Simmons) Purdy - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Patricia Ann (Simmons) Purdy, passed away Dec. 7, 1987, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her son, Michael Purdy; parents, Lester and Verna Crowley, sister, Carolyn (George) Davis; brother, David (Renee) Simmons; and nephew, Matthew Davis. Survived also by James Simmons. Born May 1, 1947, in Pueblo, Patricia graduated from East High School in 1965 and was formerly employed as a psychiatric tech nurse at the Colorado State Hospital. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 1987, in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Robert Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Purdy, Robert J.
Robert J. "Jim" Purdy - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1998 - Robert J. "Jim" Purdy, 50, of Walsenburg passed away Aug. 5, 1998, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Purdy, of the family home; parents, Robert S. and Doris J. Purdy of Denver; sisters, Loretta (Joel) Lanier of Florida and Diana (Ed) Holte of Leadville; brothers, Ronald Purdy of Denver and Richard Purdy of Greeley; and a large extended family. Born March 17, 1948, in Alamosa, Colo., and was a former resident of Leadville. Robert was a corrections officer for C.C.A. for several years, most recently in Walsenburg. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made to your charity of choice. Huerfano World - August 13, 1998 - Robert J. "Jim" Purdy of Walsenburg, died Aug. 5, 1998 in Pueblo. Born Mar. 17, 1948 in Alamosa, he was a former resident of Leadville and was a corrections officer for CCA for several years, most recently at Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. (nee Bailey) Purdy, Walsenburg; his parents, Robert S. and Doris J. Purdy, Denver; two sisters, Loretta Lanier, Florida and Diana Holte, Leadville; two brothers, Ronald Purdy, Denver and Richard Purdy, Greeley; and a large extended family. At his request, no viewing; cremation at Montgomery & Steward crematorium.

Purefoy, Nola Irene
Nola Irene Purefoy - La Veta Signature - September 22, 1988 - Nola Irene Purefoy, 94, of Colorado Springs and Vernon, TX, died Sunday in Colorado Springs after an extended illness. Mrs. Purefoy and her husband were longtime summer residents of Cuchara, first coming here in 1935 and returning for over 35 years. In later years the Purefoys were accompanied by their son Aubie and later his wife Mozelle. Born in 1894 in Mineral Wells, TX, Mrs. Purefoy was a resident of Vernon and a member of the First Baptist Church. She married Edwin Purefoy in 1925, and he preceded her in death in 1983. Mrs. Purefoy is survived by a son Aubie House, grandchild Boyce and one great-grandchild, all of Colorado Springs. Graveside services were Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Dale Odom officiating.

Purfield, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Purfield – Pueblo Chieftain – August 10, 2006 - Dorothy May Purfield, 79, of Pueblo, Colo., died peacefully Aug. 8, 2006. Born July 31, 1927, in Jefferson City, Mo., she was the daughter of Emil and Pearl (Taggart) Walther. Dorothy attended high school and college in Jefferson City and following graduation, was administrative assistant in the commissioner's office of the Missouri State Department of Education. She married John C. Purfield in August of 1957, and they moved to Pueblo, where they raised their family and have lived since. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, John; and by her children and grandchildren, to whom she was devoted: Michael (Sara) Purfield and their children, John, Benjamin, Joseph and Ali of Denver; Patrick (Sisi) Purfield of Denver; Kathy (Mark) Wollert and their children, Clay and Samantha of Delta; Joel (Micki) Purfield, and their children, David and Patrick Purfield of Pueblo; Janice (Ron) Nelson and their children, Jessica, Stephen and Ronald of Vancouver, B.C.; Mary Purfield of Denver, and Tom (Mindy) Purfield, and their daughter, Melissa of Pueblo. She also is survived by her sisters, Mary Hafner of Tallahassee, Fla., and Betty (Jim) Biggers of Greenville, S.C. In-laws who survive are sisters-in-law, Mildred (Norman) Carey of Springfield, Ohio, Sister Michael Helene Purfield, C.S.J. of Colorado Springs; and brothers-in-law, the Rev. James R. Purfield of Denver, and William J. Purfield of Denver. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 715 W. Evans Ave., with burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. After the interment, a reception will be held at Trinity Lutheran's fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers or food, memorials may be made in Dorothy Purfield's name, through the funeral home, to the American Cancer Society or to the Trinity Lutheran Church/School.

Purinton, Ross Edward
Ross Edward Purinton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Rev. Ross Edward Purinton, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, retired, late of 2066 Clearview, died May 18, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, , Virginia Purinton, of the family home; daughters, Judy Ann Brewster, Maryland, and Arta Jean Norman, Dallas, Texas; niece, Elizabeth Twigg, Rawlings, Md. Rev. Purinton was a minister of the Vineland and Avondale Methodist Churches and a member of Sertoma Club. Born March 17, 1900, in Cumberland, Md. He served more than 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Army as a chaplain and as a clergyman for 50 years, retiring in 1970. Married Virginia Peters on Oct. 18, 1968, in Avondale. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with full military honors. Chaplain Maj. Benjamin D. Killian officiating. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Vineland Methodist Church, with the Rev. Willis F. Gettle officiating. Memorials may be made to Vineland or Avondale Methodist Churches direct or through the funeral home office. Visitation until 8:30 p.m. today.

Purinton, Virginia Elizabeth
Virginia Elizabeth Purinton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1986 - Virginia Elizabeth Purinton, late of Pueblo, died at her home Dec. 15, 1986. Survived by her daughter, Arta Jean Norman of Dallas, Texas; and her sister, Helen (James H.) Burgess, Pueblo. Member of Avondale United Methodist Church. Born May 31, 1917, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime resident. Mrs. Purinton was an office manager at the Colorado State Hospital for 20 years. Preceded in death by her first husband, Carlos Norman, in 1959, and second husband, Ross E. Purinton, May 18, 1986. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Vineland United Methodist Church or the Avondale United Methodist Church through the funeral home office. Graveside service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Willis F. Goettel officiating. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Avondale United Methodist Church, 227 U.S. Highway 50E, with the Rev. Willis F. Goettel officiating. Visitation, noon to 8:30 p.m. today.

Purkett, Ann
Ann Purkett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2003 - Ann Purkett, 75, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2003. Survived by her loving husband, Arthur Purkett; and children, Janice (Victor) Alfonso, Greg (Debra) Purkett and Cheryl (Jimmy) Olds. Preceded in death by her parents, Carlo and Sylvia Martellaro; brother, Johnny; and daughter, Sandra Purkett. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, Tony (Josephine) Martellaro; sisters, Sylvia Bobbett, Rose (Ronald) Payne and Jennie (Tony) Rodasta; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Her life was dedicated to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Dr. Bagale and the staff on Unit 2400 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for their care and kindness. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in Ann's memory.

Purkey, LaFern
LaFern Purkey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 1998 - LaFern Purkey passed away Jan. 22, 1998. Born Sept. 19, 1912, in Moline, Kan. Preceded in death by husband, Fred Purkey, 1994. Survived by her sons, John (Mary Jo) Purkey, Jack (Anita) Purkey and Robert (JoAnne) Purkey- grandchildren, Rhonda (Larry) Lewis, John (Karen) Purkey, Rob (Annette) Purkey, Dustin (Christa) Purkey, Jill Purkey and Alicia Purkey- and great-grandchildren, Morgan Purkey, Carey (Mario) Alberici, Delane Lewis, Kaila and Ariana Alberici. , 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Purney, Mrs.
Mrs. Purney – Pueblo Indicator – September 9, 1933 – Word was received Thursday evening of the sudden death of Mrs. Purney at her home in Walsenburg. She was the mother of Mrs. John Klantcher of 1426 E. Routt Ave. Mrs. Purney resided in Pueblo for a number of years.

Pursis, Winifred
Winifred Pursis – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – May 12, 1911 – Thrown from a buggy and sustaining a broken neck, Winifred, the 4-year-old daughter of F. W. Pursis, of Pueblo, was killed.

Pursley, Alice E.
Alice E. Pursley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1999 - Alice E. Pursley, 78, passed away March 18, 1999. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Kit Carson. Interment, Kit Carson Cemetery. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Purvis, George Bruce
George Bruce Purvis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1986 - George Bruce Purvis, 71, of Las Animas died at his home March 18, 1986. Mr. Purvis was a government clerk and worked at Fort Carson Army Post for many years. Veteran of World War II. Married to the late Wilma Lubers, who preceded him in death March 16, 1985. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. (Terryl) Virginia Smith of Dearborn, Mich.; two grandchildren, Steve and Julie; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Jorgenson of Las Animas, Virginia Mahaney of Pueblo; brother, Joe Purvis of Las Animas. Pending the arrival of family, service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Presbyterian Church in Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to Parkinson's Research or the Heart Fund.

Purvis, Winifred
Winifred Purvis - Yampa Leader - May 12, 1911 - Thrown from a buggy and sustaining a broken neck, Winifred, the 4-year-old daughter of F. W. Purvis, of Pueblo, was killed.

Purvus, Winifred
Winifred Purvus - Rocky Mountain News – May 08, 1911, Page 10 - Winifred Purvus at Pueblo, 4 year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Purvus of 822 Ash St. was thrown from a buggy as the family was preparing to go out to Roselawn cemetery. Winifred and her brother, 6 years old, had been placed upon a board seat in the front of the buggy. While the father was getting into the buggy the horse jumped and the little girl thrown out.

Pusateri, Dominick
Dominick Pusateri - The Duluth News Tribune - December 8, 1919 - Blackhand Gang Slays Two - Pueblo, Col., Dec. 7. -- Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Pusateri were shot and killed and their 12-year-old daughter, Anlina, was seriously wounded near their home tonight. Three other children escaped injury. The shooting took place when the family was returning from a wedding. Two men, supposed by the police to be members of a blackhand gang, followed the family home according to the children. When within a short distance from their home, the two men opened fire.

Pusateri, Dominick (Mrs.)
Mrs. Dominick Pusateri - The Duluth News Tribune - December 8, 1919 - Blackhand Gang Slays Two - Pueblo, Col., Dec. 7. -- Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Pusateri were shot and killed and their 12-year-old daughter, Anlina, was seriously wounded near their home tonight. Three other children escaped injury. The shooting took place when the family was returning from a wedding. Two men, supposed by the police to be members of a blackhand gang, followed the family home according to the children. When within a short distance from their home, the two men opened fire.

Pusedu, John
John Pusedu - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2003 - John Pusedu, 77, born June 2, 1925, passed away April 27, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Elaine; children, Sherril (Willy), Rick, and Judy (Don) Staruh; and step-grandson, Anthony James Rick. Also survived by his brothers and sisters, Violet (Buster) Martinelli, Elizabeth (John) Klafurich, Ellen (Robert) Hull, Ray (Shirley) Pusedu, Joe Pusedu and Joann (Richard) Virant; brother-in-law, Mike Pecoraro; sisters-in-law, Stella (Tony) Gagliardi and Frances Courtney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Pusedu and Jennie Ramunno Pusedu; siblings, Tony Ramunno, Mary DeAngeles, Virginia Karcich, Lena Pecoraro and Pete Pusedu; brother-in-law, James Courtney and mother- and father-in-law, Margaret and John Harris. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Rail Mill. John was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and was an active member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Vigil Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Memorial Tower in John's memory.

Putaturo, Theodore D.
Theodore D. Putaturo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Theodore D. Putaturo, a Pueblo resident for 22 years, late of 34 Scotland Road, passed away Feb. 22, 1986. Mr. Putaturo was a member of the Christ the King Church and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rose Putaturo, of the family home; two sons, Christian D. and Steven Thomas Putaturo, both of Denver; two sisters, Josephine Tessari and Virginia Meek, both of Trinidad; two nieces, Pat Schlitt of Burley, Ind., and Jelana Putaturo of Panama City, Panama; and one nephew, John Tessari of Fort Collins. A memorial Mass service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church, with Father William Gleeson officiating. Cremation. The family may be contacted at 34 Scotland Road.

Putto, Peter
Peter Putto – New Castle Nonpareil – November 14, 1900 – An Italian miner named Peter Putto was killed in the Eagle coal mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at Trinidad on the 8th inst. A large rock fell from the roof, crushing him to death.

Puyear, Sarah Margaret
Sarah Margaret Puyear - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1998 - Sarah Margaret Puyear, age 79, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 7, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Puyear, in 1986, and parents, Edward (Anna) Sullivan. Survived by her daughters, Peggy (Richard) Wells and Donna Hynes- son, James (Kay Lynn) Puyear- and sisters, Bertha Eblem, Jane (John) Wareheim, Mary Wirth and Margie (Bob) Logan. Grandmother of Tom (Karen) Hynes, John (Jamie) Hynes, Bryan (Sue) Hynes, Susan (Paul) Gossi, Bobby Durand, Joe Puyear, Steve (Robyn) Puyear and Christine Smith. Great-grandmother of Willie, Mike, Chad, Luke, Alex, Chelsea and Rylee Hynes, Drake and Derek Gossi, Justin Durand and Kayla and Justin Smith. Mrs. Puyear was a longtime resident of the Phillipsburg, Mont., area and was the Clerk of Granite County Montana District Court for over 20 years. She moved to Pueblo in 1988 to be near her family. She was a sweet and loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., Christ the King Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. If friends wish, they may make memorial contributions to Christ the King Church.

Pyles, Jack Solomon
Jack Solomon Pyles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1987 - Jack Solomon Pyles departed this life Dec. 16, 1987. He was born on Dec. 17, 1900, in Fannin County, State of Texas, to the union of Elbert and Emma Pyles. He united in the church at an early age. He became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1953 and served faithfully. He was a member of the deacon board, usher board, choir, trustee board, and president of the Brotherhood. He also served as vice president of the Brotherhood of the Colorado Baptist Southern District Association. Preceded in death by mother and father, Elbert and Emma Pyles; brothers, Marvin, John, Cornelius, and Henry; sisters, Argie, Dorethia, Maybelle, Eula, and Bula. He leaves to celebrate his life two daughters, Ophelia Gooden, Bakersfield, Calif., Elenora Thompson, Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lavada Mitchell, Pueblo, Colo., and Trudie Moore, Quanah, Texas; brothers, Calvin, Denver, Colo., Wallace and Robert, Pueblo, and E. L., San Antonio, Texas, George, Los Angeles; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pytlik, Edward J.
Edward J. Pytlik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Edward J. Pytlik, 80, of Pueblo West, passed away Nov. 23, 1998. Survived by his wife, Ruth- son, Paul (Ronnie) Pytlik- daughters, Susan Fred Eben and Claudia (Fred) Sievert- grandchildren, Scott (Deanna) Eben, Bridget (Guy) Conenna, Donna (Tim) Scarleski, Grace (Michael) Novak, Melanie Pytlik and Paul J. Pytlik- five great-grandchildren- and several nieces and nephews. , 1 p.m. Saturday, Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo West Ecumenical Church in his memory.

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