Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Rable, Martha L.
Martha L. Rable - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2005 - Martha "Marty" L. Rable, 51, passed away April 9, 2005. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Pueblo. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, William D. Scharton Jr. and Beulah Scharton; and husband, Randy. She is survived by her brother, William D. Scharton III; and her loving companion, Gary Sanders; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Martha graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1971 and worked several jobs during her lifetime. She was a cat lover and a great wife, daughter, sister and friend. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to S-CAP or Parkhill Christian Church through the funeral home.
George Radacy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - George Radacy, 78, passed away May 3, 2006, after a short illness. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marian; daughters, Susan Barnes and Sharon (Mark) Rodic; grandsons, Christopher and Jeffrey Barnes; sisters, Marie (Howard) Kratzer, Betty Spicola, Shirley Wilson and Irene Roark; and brother, Larry (Diane) Radacy; sister-in-law, Sharon Radacy; and stepmother, Ruth Radacy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Radacy; and brother, Jerry. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Holy Name Society of St. Mary Parish. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of George to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1716 N. Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81001.
Radacy, Jerry A.
Jerry A. Radacy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2004 - Jerry A. Radacy, 63, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 10, 2004, after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Radacy. He is survived by his stepmother, Ruth Radacy; his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon; and son, Rick Radacy; brothers, George (Marian) Radacy and Larry (Diane) Radacy; sisters, Mary (Howard) Kratzer; Betty Spicola; Shirley Wilson and Irene (Eric) Hollowell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the Pueblo Union Depot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Jerry's name. Cremation was chosen through Charles Anthony's Royal Gorge Crematory in Florence.
Daniel Dan Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Daniel Dan Radakovich, Sept. 13, l986. Husband of Jennie Radakovich, Pueblo. Father of Jeanette (Larry) Jaycox, Lakewood. Brother of Mary Radakovich, Sophie Penza, Mildred (Ernie) Casados, Helen (Sam) Catalano, Nick (Arloa) Radakovich, Vaso Radakovich, all of Pueblo; George (Florence) Radakovich, Owensboro, Ky.; and Mike Radakovich, Tacoma, Wash. Grandfather of Kimberly Jaycox. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Radakovich retired after 38 years with CF&I Steel Corp. as foreman blower, blast furnace. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army, and was a member of SERB National Federation Balkan Lodge No. 5 and St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Parish. Parastas, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Historic Chapel following the Parastas.
Radakovich, Eli (Infant of)
Infant Son Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1920 - The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Radakovich will be held this morning at 10 o'clock at the McMinn chapel. The burial will be at Roselawn.
Lorene Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2003 - Lorene Radakovich, 87, passed away surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness on Jan. 20, 2003. Survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert N. Radakovich; daughters, Frieda Gail Spann of Phoenix, Ariz. and Jo Anne "Jody" (Art) Lane of Pueblo; brother, Alvin (Muriel) Myers of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Lane and Matthew (Geri) Lane, all of Pueblo, and Richard (Diane) Webb of California; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Arianne and Richard Lane, all of Pueblo, Matthew and Claire Marie Webb of California. Preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Myers; and brothers, Gail and James Myers and Loren Harris. Lorene was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Lamar, Colo., and retired from School District No. 60. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family and took great joy in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating. A luncheon will take place immediately following the service in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Dream Weavers through the funeral home. Private family scattering will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden.
Radakovich, Robert N.
Robert N. Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2005 - Robert N. Radakovich, 88, passed away April 3, 2005. Survived by his daughters, JoAnne "Jody" Lane of Pueblo and Frieda (Al Hensley) Spann of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Michael (Nancy) Lane of Pueblo, Matthew (Geri) Lane of Pueblo and Richard (Diane) Webb of Simi Valley, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Chris, Richard and Arianne Lane, all of Pueblo, Matthew and Claire Marie Webb, both of Simi Valley, Calif.; and cousin, Mary Carline of Reno, Nev. Preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Lorene Radakovich on Jan. 20, 2003; daughter, Darlene Radakovich; son, Mike Radakovich; parents, Nicholas and Sophie Radakovich; infant brother; and son-in-law, Art Lane. Robert was born Oct. 20, 1916, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a custodian for School District No. 60, mainly working at Lincoln Elementary School. Member of the Greek Orthodox Church and Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Please make memorials to a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.
Vaso Radakovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2004 - Vaso Radakovich passed away May 30, 2004, in Pueblo. Vaso was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Pueblo. He was employed at Pueblo Diversified Industries during the 1980s. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.
Edward Radas - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Edward Radas, 78, of Walsenburg died Jan. 17, 1994 in the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient for a short time. Born Jan. 2, 1916 in Estonia, he came to the United States around the 1940s and stayed with his cousin Laine Arras in New York. Later, he moved to Denver where he worked in a factory and then came to Walsenburg in the 1970s. He worked for a local taxidermist shop for a short time. Survivors include a daughter, Alvi Lepik, Estonia and the cousin. Funeral was Monday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Radcliff, Glenn G.
Glenn G. Radcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - Glenn G. Radcliff, age 80, passed away July 15, 2004. Survived by a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews in Oregon, Washington state and Missouri, including George (Lee) Radcliff, Racine, Mo., Gloria (Billy) Tupper and Lynette (Mike) Mendenhall, all of Joplin, Mo., Patti Jeske, Pueblo, and John Radcliff, Colorado. Also survived by special great-nephew, Erich Jeske; and great-niece, Shanna Jeske. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Letitia Radcliff; brother, George H. Radcliff; and sister-in-law, Joyce Radcliff; and brother, Raymond Radcliff; and sister-in-law, Roselle Radcliff. Glenn was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a well-known upholsterer in Pueblo for many years. He will be dearly missed by his family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow at Almont Crematory. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may assist with funeral arrangements and details. Mr. Radcliff will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.
Radcliff, L. Dewey
L. Dewey Radcliff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2002 - Age 75, passed away April 7, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born in Winfield, Kan., on June 20, 1926. After high school graduation, Dewey served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and then received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1949, followed by graduate studies at Columbia University in New York and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. He was the budget officer at the Colorado State Hospital from 1962 to 1982. Dewey is survived by his wife, Jean of Pueblo ; daughter, Kathryn of Castle Rock; brother, John of Ponca City, Okla.; and stepfather, Gene Lichliter of Coffeyville, Kan. Dewey requested that there be no services, so the family is holding an open house at the Radcliff residence from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in celebration of Dewey's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pueblo City-County Library District, c/o Charlene, 100 Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004. Please state that the gift is in memory of Dewey Radcliff.
Lucy Radevich - Huerfano World - June 21, 1990 - Former Walsenburg resident, Lucy Radevich, 95, of Denver, died June 4, 1990, in that city. Funeral service was held June 8 from The Church of the Good Shepherd in Denver. Born in Austria/Hungary, Mar. 10, 1895, she came to the United States in 1907, settling in Walsenburg where she lived until moving to Denver in 1950. She was married to Milio Radevich on Mar. 30, 1913. Survivors include a daughter, Olga Vaughn, Denver; a sister, Mary Drake, Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Anthony Flak, Antigo, WI; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Radfan, Ralph R.
Ralph R. Radfan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2005 - Ralph R. Radfan passed away April 1, 2005, in Pueblo. Ralph was born July 17, 1928, in Faribault, Minn., to Albert and Emma Radfan and had lived in Pueblo since 1951. Ralph was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Ona B. Radfan. His survivors include his daughters, Lois (Manuel) Leyva, Linda (Larry) Rodriguez and Lori (Jose) Martinez; brother, Rudy, of Minnesota; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At his request, no viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.
Radloff, Louis J.
Louis J. Radloff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2003 - Louis J. Radloff, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 31, 2003, after a long illness. He leaves to celebrate his life his loving family: his wife, Dee, of the family home; sons, Gary (Cathy) Radloff and Ted (Carla) Radloff, of Pueblo; daughter, Tammy (Dennis) Stueve of Canon City; stepchildren, Terri (Jeff) VanAuken and Marty McCabe, all of Pueblo, and Christy (Albert) Espinoza of Manhattan, Kan.; grandchildren, Amanda, Josh, Ryan, Haley, Shelly, Cindy, Leslie, Chad, Tony, Tamara, Amber and Brian; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie and Esther; brothers, Elmer (Eve) and Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Radloff and Dorothy Beach; brother-in-law, Paul; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Amalia and William Radloff; brothers, Carl and Rudy; sisters, Alma, Olenda, Ethel, Nelda and Leona. Louie has been a resident of Pueblo since 1955 and was employed by DR & GW Railroad, retiring after 35 years. He loved making stained glass creations and blessed many recipients with his work, which he continued until shortly before his passing. His love of people was only surpassed by people's respect and love for him. At his request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court, with the Rev. Richard Conley officiating. A potluck reception for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be in Logan, Kan.
Radok, Devon Jace-Riley
Devon Jace-Riley Radok - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - In loving memory of Devon Jace-Riley Radok, born to Jennifer L. Radok, July 12, 2001. Passed away June 2, 2002. You were the most loved little boy. We will always remember your beautiful smile and those big blue eyes. You will always be in our hearts. We love you so much, love Mom, Russ, Auntie Shonna, Auntie Trisha, Uncles Corey and Dan, Nana, G-ma, Pop and many friends and family. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Frank Radok - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2000 - Frank Radok passed away April 5, 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rose Radok; and brother, Ed Radok. He is survived by his son, Jim Radok; stepson, Riley Brassfield; stepdaughter, Peggy Brassfield; sister, Rose Sardello; and brother, Robert (Agnes) Radok; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank was a graduate of Walsenburg High School. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII and was honorably discharged. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Frank Radok Jr. to the American Diabetes Association, 2480 West 26th Ave., Denver, Colo., 80211.
Estelle Radosevich Albuquerque Journal January 30, 2003 - Estelle Radosevich, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, and native of New Mexico, went home to be with God, on Monday, January 27, 2003 after a long illness. She was born in Sugarite, New Mexico in 1918. Estelle started her long career at J.C. Penney's in Trinidad, Colorado and finished after 34 years as a display manager in Albuquerque. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; and her grandson, Michael Aiken. She leaves behind a brother, Richard Woods and wife, Nancy of Oregon; daughters, Renee Ray and Donna Aiken Stabler of Albuquerque; seven, grandchildren, Chad Carpenter and wife, Lindsay, Tami Carpenter, Robyn Rachel and Laura Ray, Cheryl Aiken of Ruidoso and Richard Aiken of Oregon. She has one great-granddaughter, Amanda Carpenter. A private family viewing will be held. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2003 in Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2003 at St. Charles Borromeo 1818 Coal Pl SE with Rev. Joseph Thai Tran S.S. S, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is entrusted to the care of Estelle.
Radovich, Samuel Frank
Samuel Frank Radovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Samuel Frank Radovich, 94 died peacefully in his sleep Friday at Life Care Nursing Center where he'd been a resident for 2 years. With him at the time of his death were family and close friends. Mr. Radovich lived a long and very interesting life. In his late 30s he met and married a woman he had long known and admired, June Cecelia Prendergast, nee Abell, recently divorced with three young children. Mr. Radovich graduated from Central High School in 1929. He was employed by Lockheed Air Service and joined the Army Air Corps to help his country in the Second World War After the service, he joined the staff at Pueblo Junior College as an instructor in mechanics and became part owner in a scrap metal yard. In 1957, Sam and June left Pueblo to move to southern California where Sam returned to Lockheed Corp. In 1973, Sam and June retired to Truth or Consequences, N.M., where he resided until moving back to Pueblo in 1996. Sam was a third degree Mason, his home Lodge being Mount Baldy Lodge, No. 419, in Upland, Calif. He was also a 60-year member of the BPOE Pueblo. Sam was predeceased by his wife, June; his son, Bernie; his brother, Dan; and his granddaughter, Shelley. Sam will be missed by his daughters, Stephanie (Ted) Hall of Palm Harbor, Fla.; Terri (Richard) Abell-Walling of Pueblo West; four grandchildren, Tracey Williams and Chuck Costello of Pueblo; Christopher Farm of Portland, Ore., and Kevin Farm of Seattle, Wash; also two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Williams of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tony Costello of Joshua Tree, Calif.; and two nephews, Ron and Greg Radovich of Pueblo. Sam will be fondly remembered by his friend, George Kirby; and all of his very special care-givers at Life Care, especially Esperanza who was a gift from God to Sam and his family. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials sent to the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.
Sam Radulovich - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - Former Huerfano Sam Radulovich, 72, of Denver, died Apr. 5, 1994 in that city, following a long illness. Born Mar. 10, 1922, in Ideal, he graduated from Walsenburg High School and then served his country in World War II. After the war, he returned and was a contractor and raised Appaloosa horses in Denver for many years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy and three children, Michael, Penny and Carol, all of Denver; two sisters, Helen Gonacha, Pueblo and Mary Lessar, Walsenburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.***** Sam Radulovich - Rocky Mountain News - May 01, 1994 - Sam Radulovich, 72, of Aurora died April 5. Graveside services were April 11 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Radulovich was born March 10, 1922. He married Dorothy Obrey in January 1949 in Raton, N.M. He was a retired construction contractor and he raised and raced quarter horses. He served in the Army. He is survived by his wife; one son, Michael of Littleton; two daughters, Penny Eno of Littleton and Carol Radulovich of Aurora; and two sisters, Mary Lessar of Walsenburg and Helen Gonacha of Pueblo.
Raebel, Jean A.
Jean A. Raebel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2004 - Jean A. Raebel passed away Dec. 25, 2004, in Pueblo. Jean was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Sept. 26, 1925, and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. She was employed at the Colorado National Bank and retired as trust operations supervisor in 1990. Mrs. Raebel is survived by her husband, Aloysius of Pueblo; her children, William Raebel of Wisconsin, Robert (Beth) Raebel of Illinois, Donna (Michael) Carlson of Wisconsin, Richard (Sandra) Raebel of Pueblo, and Elizabeth (Robert) Fox of Illinois; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Raeder, Frank N.
Frank N. Raeder - Walsenburg World-Independent - December 9, 1940 - Frank N. Raeder, who died Thursday at La Veta, will be sent to Niverville, N. Y., for burial, it was learned here today. Four surviving sisters are residents of that city. Raeder, past 80 years of age, had been a resident of La Veta for some 40 years, and was well known in mining circles in the county. At the time of his death, he was operating a coal mine on lease in the vicinity of Ojo. He is survived by Mrs. Frank E. Drum, Mrs. Carrie Vanallen, and Miss. Grace Raeder, all of Niverville, and by Mrs. Edgar Shinkle of Chatham, N. Y. All are sisters of the deceased. Arrangements are at present under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Frank N. Bill Raedner - Huerfano World - December 19, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History 1940: Frank N. "Bill" Raedner, about 80, died while developing some coal property at Ojo. He mined and prospected in this area for 40 years.
Rael, Adrianna Mariah
Adrianna Mariah Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2002 - Infant child, departed this life on Jan. 20, 2002, in Denver Children's Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 2001, Pueblo, Colo. Daughter of Gary Rael and Colleen Pando. She also leaves to cherish in her memory her sister, BreAnna Pando; grandparents, Valerie Borrego (John Flores), Juanita and Fernando Morales, Henry Borrego, Robert and Debbie Lucero and Dennis (Anna) Arellano; great-grandparents, Viola Bachicha, Albert (Connie) Rael, Lorraine and Tony Trujillo, Geneva Lucero, Robert Lucero (Julie) Clara Nees and Roger and Margaret Roybal; godparents, Gerri Loya and Ted Lucero. Also survived by numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel. Mass of the Angels, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the rosary and Mass.
Rael, Albert R.
Albert R. Coyote Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2009 - Albert R. Coyote Rael, 68, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2009 with his family surrounding his bedside. Preceded in death by his parents, Eulogio and Emelia Rael; brother, Orlando; sisters, Roseanna Maestas and Helen Rael; and great granddaughters, AdriAnna and Atiana Rael. Survived by his children, Raymond (Patti) Rael, Lorrie (James Lucero) Trujillo, Elouise (Robert) Eveatt and Juanita Rael; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; siblings, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos, Lucy Doose, Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos and Abel (Virginia) Rael; and numerous nephews, nieces, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Albert was a very devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors as well as all sports but mostly the Broncos. He loved to make his menudo for all to enjoy. He was a descendant of the Pioneer Charles Autobee family and an active member of the Autobee club. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at the Romero Courtesy Hall following viewing. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.
Rael, Alice D.
Alice D. Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - Alice D. Rael, 77, born Sept. 27, 1929, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2006. Preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Montoya; father, Juan Vallejos; mother, Catherine Vallejos; sister, Christine; brother, Pete; and great-granddaughter, Alexandria. Survived by her loving husband, Guillermo; children, Ed (Yvonne), Rosalie (Ken), Rick (Barb), Lillian, John (Claudine), James (Veronica), Bea, Richard (Donna), Al (Elisa), Sarah (Larry), Isabel and Joyce; brother, Levi (Eva); sister-in-law, Margie; sisters, Esther (Fil), Dolores, Virgie (Paul) and Bea (Dave); brother-in-law, Ted; 24 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Alice loved the Lord and accepted Him into her life at age 11. She was involved in numerous local ministries and missions in Mexico. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Praise Assembly. Interment to follow at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly Hall immediately following interment. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Alice's memory to Missions Department, Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy Ave. Pueblo, CO, 81001.
Rael, Angel Luciano
Angel Luciano Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2003 - Angel Luciano Rael, infant. Child of Albert Rael and Carmelita Carrero. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Rael, Bart G.
Bart G. Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2005 - Bart G. Rael, 36, born Nov. 20, 1968, went home to be with his heavenly Father and beloved sister, Lucretia Lucero Rael, on May 31, 2005. Survived by his sons, Gabriel and Aron Rael; parents, Luis and Catherine Rael; wife, Tracy Rivas; step-children, Raven and Jered; sisters, Chantel and Julie; brother, Louis; and numerous other family members. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 4 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Elena Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1986 - Elena Rael, late of Las Vegas, N.M., formerly of Anton Chico, N.M., died Jan. 7, 1986. Wife of Seferino Rael and mother of Griselda "Grace" (Alfonso) Montano, Adina (Amos) Rivera, Seferino (Martha) Rael Jr., all of Pueblo; Marie Oralia (Joe) Fuchida of New Jersey and Eulalia (Orlando) Ortega of Longmont. Nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. Interment, Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home in Taos, N.M.
Emelia (Autobee) Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2001 - Emelia Rael, 87, of Avondale, passed away July 7, 2001. Born Nov. 13, 1913, to Mariano and Francisca Armijo-Autobee in Avondale where she was raised and lived until her passing. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eulojio Rael; four infant children; son, Orlando; and daughters, Elena Rael and Roseanna Maestas; three brothers; two sisters; one grandson; and two great-granddaughters. Survived by her children, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos, Abel (Virginia) Rael of Avondale, Albert (Corrine Bueno) Rael, Lucy (Jack) Doose, Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos of Pueblo; son-in-law, Joe Maestas of Avondale; sisters, Stella Pando, Cora (Albert) Cassares, Vera (Don Crawford) Cruz; brothers, Milton (Shirley) Autobee, Ferris (Ruby Gallegos) Autobee; 21 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is a direct descendant of pioneer Charles Autobees, member of Autobee Club and Sacred Heart Alter and Rosary Society, also a member of the San Isidro Society (the Patron Saint of Farmers). Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Rosary will be 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, both services to be held at the Sacred Heart Church, in Avondale. Interment to follow at the family plot in St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale.
Rael, Frances Juanita
Frances Juanita Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2001 - Frances Juanita Rael, 72 of Pueblo, passed away May 20, 2001. Born Feb. 23, 1929 in Chama, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Delfino Charles Rael; one son, Calvin Arnold Rael; also her parents Tobias and Rebecca Valdez. Survived by sons, Thomas G. (Brenda) Rael, Denver, and Calvin J. Rael, Pueblo; daughters, Vivian Rael, South Carolina, Mercy (Michael) Santistevan, Mary Ann Rael, Sally Vigil, Nancy (Sammy) Baca, Barbara Rael, Annette Rael, Yvonne Rael (Ricardo Reynoso), and Connie Rael (Arthur Moncivaiz), all of Pueblo; sisters, Rosenda Vialpando, Colorado Springs, and Lila Vigil, Pueblo; 27 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Frances enjoyed dancing, walking, traveling, crossword puzzles, camping and fishing and the time she spent with her family. Viewing today 1 p.m. to 5 and Tuesday 1 p.m. to 7. Vigil Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. both at Romero Chapel. Also, Vigil Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel in San Luis, Colo. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, Colo. Celebrant Rev. Pat Valdez of San Luis, Colo. Interment Chama Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Friendship Circle Hall in San Luis after Interment.
Juan Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Juan Rael, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 9, 1986. Mr. Rael is survived by his wife, Gomisinda Rael of Pueblo; their children, Rosalie (Santiago) Aragon of Pueblo; Leroy Valdez of Denver; Georgia Vialpando of Denver; Cora Villages of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Rael is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Madeline (Socorro) Suazo of Trinidad; Eloisa Abeyta of Trinidad; Lugarda Ortiz of Denver; Edward (Josie) Rael of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; and Victor (Lena) Rael of Denver. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Rael was born March 15, 1916 in Abeyta, Colo., and moved to Pueblo from Trinidad 31 years ago. He served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, and retired from the CF&I in 1979. Mr. Rael was a member of St. Francis Church in Pueblo and also the CF&I Credit Union. Visitation hours will be held noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Church and the rosary will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Chapel. The Rael family will greet friends following the interment service at Imperial Reception Hall. Interment, Garden of Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Burial rites will be performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Rael, Mary Ofelia
Mary Ofelia (Ulibarri) Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2001 - Age 69, Aug. 16, 2001. Also survived by mother, Lucy Maria Ulibarri. Viewing, 4 p.m. Monday for family; 5 to 8 p.m. for all others. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the home of her daughter, Sandy, at 2124 Hollywood Drive.
Rael, Mary S.
Mary S. Rael Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2001 - Mary S. Rael, 70, of Alamosa, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa.
Rael, Mary Vincentita
Mary Vicentita Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1998 - Mary Vicentita Rael, 79, passed away on Jan. 28, 1998. She was born June 2, 1918, in Manassa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Apolinar Rael- two sons, Toby Martinez and Eugene Martinez- two daughters, Ruth Martinez and Lucy Martinez- one brother, Benito Mestas- and her parents, Carpio and Vicentita Mestas. Survived by sons, Reginaldo (Dianna) Martinez, Denver, Benito (Irene) Martinez, Pueblo, Anthony (Betty) Martinez, Thermoplis, Wyo., Charles (Lola) Martinez, Littleton, and Isaac (Ninfa) Martinez, Albuquerque, N.M.- daughters, Connie (Ralph) Tabling, Alamosa, Marcella (David) Alires, Salt Lake City, Utah, Loretta Esquibel, Petaluma, Calif., Dora (Ellis) Braud, Thibidoux, La., Bernadette Dillard, Odessa, Texas, and Madelyn (George) Anderson, Aurora- sisters, Helen Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., and Aurora Espinoza, San Diego, Calif.- 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel in Pueblo. Vigil rosary 7 p.m. Monday and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa, Colo., celebrant, Rev. Gary Kennedy. Interment, Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at 312 E. River, Pueblo, Colo.
Rael, Orlando Nickanor
Orlando Nickanor Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1987 - Orlando Nickanor Rael, 49, late of Avondale, passed away June 23, 1987, at University Medical Center. Survived by parents, Eulogio and Emelia Rael; grandfather, Mariano Autobee; and brothers and sisters, Roseanna (Joe) Maestas, Rachel (Valoy) Gallegos and Abel (Virginia) Gallegos, all of Avondale; Albert Rael. Lucy (Jack) Doose and Phyllis (Arnold) Gallegos, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by sister, Elena Rael, in 1964; grandmother, Francisca Autobee, in 1970; nephew, Isaac Gallegos, in 1978; and grand-niece, Augustina Hernandez, in 1985. Twenty nephews and nieces; 32 great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive. A member of the Autobee Club. Evening Mass at 7 o'clock Friday, and rosary prayer service at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Friends will be received at Forest Park Road in Avondale, home of parents.
Rael, Rita Lydia
Rita Lydia Rael - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - Rita Lydia Rael, 62, former Pueblo resident, born April 24, 1941, passed away July 21, 2003, in Hercules, Calif. She lived in Pueblo for over 52 years before moving to the Bay area. Even though she lived just down the street from the Oakland Raiders stadium, Rita was still a Denver Broncos fan and cheered them on when they came to play. She also loved the Colorado Rockies and going to bingo sessions. Preceded in death by her parents, Rudy and Julia Jimenez; and her grandparents who raised her, Joe and Rita Gonzales. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Rudy (Esther) Baca, Pueblo West; a daughter, Christine Maes, Reno, Nev.; three sisters, Luz (Dan) Hermosillo, Pinole, Calif., Daisy Jimenez, Redwood City, Calif., and Lupe Goo, Daily City, Calif.; two brothers, Raymond (Natalie) Jimenez, Rudy Jimenez, both of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Rita Molina, Tony Molina, Steven Rael, Amber and Nicole Tenorio; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Dan Hermosillo of Pinole, Calif., officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.
Rael, Seferino Sr.
Seferino Rael Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Seferino Rael Sr., 95, of Las Vegas passed away on January 09, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elena Gallegos Rael, infant son, Anastacio, parents, Cleofes Rael & Bridgida Barros, brothers and sisters, Rosendo, Candelario, Cleofes, Gregorita and Romana and special nephew, Joe Gallegos. He is survived by his children, Griselda Montano (Alfonso) of Pueblo, CO, Adina Rivera (Amos) of Taos, NM, Seferino Rael Jr. (Martha) of Pueblo, CO, Oralia Fuchida (Joe) of New Jersey and Eulalia Ortega (Orlando) of Long Mont, CO, brother, Carlos Rael (Louise) of Arizona. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 6:30 PM at Mt. Carmel Church in Pueblo, CO. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, N.M. with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, Taos, N.M., 505-758-3841.
Daniel Rafferty - Rocky Mountain News February 12, 1911 - Daniel Rafferty at Pueblo, dies of pneumonia after nearly four days in a cellar where he had sought shelter, while seeking employment. Survived by two sons who have arrived to take his remains back to Omaha.
Theresa Ragan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Theresa Ragan, June 7, 1986. Wife of Ward Ragan, who passed away Sept. 3, 1956. Sister of Mary Fitzgerald, California; Anthony (Evelyn) Fear, Pueblo; and Bernice Fry, Denver. She was a lifetime Pueblo resident and a member of St. Patrick parish. Services, St. Patrick Church: rosary, 9:50 a.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food gifts; memorial gifts may be made to St. Patrick Church.
Frances Whitaker Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - Frances Whitaker Ragsdale, 87, of Pueblo, Colo., died at home on Feb. 5, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ragsdale on March 17, 2000; her parents; one sister; and two brothers. She is survived by two nieces, Myrna Whitaker Manweiler and Mary Whitaker Stratton; a nephew, Dr. Howard Whitaker; seven grand nieces and nephews, and seven great-grand nieces and nephews. Born and reared in Oklahoma, Mrs. Ragsdale moved to Pueblo in 1946. She was a member of Central Christian Church where she was past Chairman of Deaconesses and past treasurer of Christian Women's Fellowship. She also served many years as treasurer of a number of individual CWF study groups. Mrs. Ragsdale was employed in the credit field for 42 years at Gulf Oil in Tulsa, Okla., and other companies in Pueblo. She was a member of the Symphony Guild and the Denver Performing Arts Guild, where she served as treasurer. She was a life member since 1955 and past president of Credit Women Professionals, a member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxiliary and past memorial chairman of the Pueblo Heart Association. As per Mrs. Ragsdale's request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the columbarium in the Veterans (0) Court of Honor in Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.
Ragsdale, George J.
George J. Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - George J. Ragsdale, 85, passed away Friday, March 17, 2000. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Bertha Ragsdale. Survived by his wife, Frances Ragsdale; brother, David (Margaret) Ragsdale of Olney Springs, Colo.; nephew, David A. (Sheryl) Ragsdale of Crowley, Colo.; and nieces, Carolyn and Marilyn Ragsdale of Pueblo. Born in Missouri and raised in Colorado on the Ragsdale ranch near Olney Springs until August 1942, when he entered the Army during World War II. He was wounded on Omaha Beach and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1945 from the military police. He and his wife Frances were married in 1946 in Oklahoma. George was an overhead crane man for CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1978 after 28 years of service. A life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Member of Central Christian Church, where he had served as an elder. His greatest love was animals, especially his Pomeranians. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside inurnment will be in the Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Ray Hawkins and Dr. David Chambers officiating. Service time and date to be announced. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers.
Ragsdale, James Edward
James Edward Ragsdale - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - James Edward Ragsdale, 58, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, July 9, 1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient for about a week. Born in Cherokee County, OK, Oct. 11, 1932, his early years were spent in Oklahoma and he worked for Pittsburg Plate Glass Company of Tulsa for 17 years. He moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he was employed by Smiser Freight Company of San Leandro, CA, until 1974 when he came to Huerfano County. In June, 1974, he married Bertha Martinez Cisneros and went to work for Lenzini Motor Company and Front Range Petroleum until 1984 when he retired due to poor health. Mr. Ragsdale was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Bertha, Walsenburg; a son, James Ragsdale, Florence; two stepsons, three brothers, Warren, Tom and Paul Ragsdale and four sisters, Corene Hayhurts, Lorena Olsen, Alice Bluebird and Nellie Radcliff, all of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Saturday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.
Ragsdale, Julie Ann
Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - The Family of James E. Ragsdale Sr. would like to thank everyone for cards, flowers, masses, food, calls and gifts we received during our loss. There are no words to express our appreciation and love to relatives and friends for everything. We would also like to thank Boies Almont Staff and Father Passerelli for their kind services. Thank you and God bless you. Bertha Ragsdale and Family. Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - In Loving memory of Our Daughter and Sister Julie Ann Ragsdale who passed away three years ago, July 10, 1988 - Verse - Sadly missed by Mother Bertha and family. Julie Ann Ragsdale - Huerfano World - August 3, 2000 - Our darling Julie Ann would have been 25 years old on July 25, but she was called to join the angels on July 10, 1988. Mother Bertha, brothers Lawrence and Gerald Cisneros.
Ragsdale, Leslie A.
Leslie A. Ragsdale - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - August 5, 1873 - Fatal Accident - About ten o'clock last night two heavy wagons arrived in this city, by way of the main road up the valley, one of these containing the remains of a human being, an awkward and uncomfortable sort of freight. The body was that of a man apparently in the prime of life, until a few hours since, and in the full enjoyment of health and all its countless blessings, until the hour of death. The details of the fatal accident are as follows: About seven o'clock yesterday morning [evening], a two-mule team, driven by the victim of this accident, whose name has been ascertained to be Leslie A. Ragsdale, was overtaken by a team of like description, driven by Charles Boyd, aided by Edward Hart. The team driven by Ragsdale also conveyed the carcasses of two individuals whose names have not been discovered, or at least were not revealed to the public gaze at present writing. Under the genial influence of bad whisky, these fellow travelers agreed upon a race of teams with terms in every way satisfactorily, and the trial of speed began with Boyd's team in advance, on account of the superior qualities of the deceased's animals. The race was without mishap for a time, but owing to the interruption of a trifling obstruction in the road, and the fact that Boyd's team was gaining, and Ragsdale was standing up in his wagon to urge his mules to faster speed, plain sailing was at an end, and the deceased was pitched headlong in the road. He was raised from the ground and placed in his wagon and at his own request, a surgeon sent for, in the mean time declaring that he was a dead man. Boyd and Hart conveyed the remains to this city, where an inquest was commenced by Dr. Thombs, at once, and adjourned until today, at ten o'clock, on account of the absence of Ragsdale's companions in the wagon at the time of the accident. The lateness of the hour prevents further details at present. Pueblo Daily Chieftain August 6, 1873 The Inquest The coroner's jury in the case of Ragsdale, who was thrown from his wagon and killed, about five miles above the city, on Monday evening (misprinted morning in our last issue), decided that the case of his health was accidental. The accident was unquestionably the injudicious use of bad whisky. Pueblo Daily Chieftain - August 6, 1873 - Callahan and Atwood, the two villainous fellows who were present at the death of Ragsdale day before yesterday, and who suddenly disappeared after the remains were conveyed to this city, were arrested the same night by deputy sheriff Redfield. It appears that after Ragsdale's demise these gentlemen constituted themselves his executors, and proceeded to take charge of the little loose change he had on his person. Unfortunately for them a portion of the money was in specie, and the officers had but little trouble in tracing the crime to their doors. At a preliminary examination held before Judge Bradford, each of them were bound over in the sum of five hundred dollars for their appearance at the next term of the district court, in default of which they at present languish in Jack Allen's wind cage. Daily Rocky Mountain News - August 7, 1873 - Accidentally Killed - Leslie A. Ragsdale, a native of Missouri, and who had been hauling ties down the Arkansas, near Pueblo, was killed on Tuesday, about eight miles from that place, by accidentally falling from his wagon. He had been to Pueblo for grain and provisions, and before starting from the city he procured a supply of whiskey. When about eight miles down the valley, he was overtaken by another team driven by two men, who at once bantered for a race. The challenge was accepted, and the race began, when Ragsdale, in endeavoring to urge his team to their utmost, was thrown from his wagon and injured so that he died in about half an hour. His body was taken to Pueblo, and an inquest held. It appears from the People (newspaper) that two men, named Callahan and Atwood, were in the wagon with Ragsdale. After his death they robbed the corpse of what money was on it, and were seen to do so by other parties near. They were found and arrested in South Pueblo, and the money, amounting to about $40, and the wallet with the deceased man's name upon it, was found in their possession. They were committed to jail by Justice Bradford, in default of $500, each, bail.
Ragsdale, Robert H.
Robert "Rags" H. Ragsdale - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Robert "Rags" H. Ragsdale, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 19, 1999. Survived by his children, Debra (Bob) Miller, David H. (Valerie) Ragsdale, Barbara (Nick) Colarelli; grandchildren, Christy Grzybowski, Garrett Gryzbowski, Michael Ragsdale, Michele Ragsdale, Heather Ragsdale, Brian Brown, Ashton Brown, Deanna (Lance) Guarienti, Nicolas and Tony Colarelli; and great-granddaughter, Normandi Rose Guarienti. Preceded in death by his wife, Norma on March 26, 1990. Rags worked for the C&W Railway for 34 years as a switchman retiring in 1983. He loved to fish and camp in the outdoors with his family. He also served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1953. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.
Ragulsky, Alex G. Sr.
Alex G. Ragulsky Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2003 - Alex G. Ragulsky Sr., 77, went to meet Joyce, his beloved wife, in heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003. He is survived by his sons, Alex (Nancy) Ragulsky Jr. and Gene (Erin) Ragulsky; five grandchildren, three sisters, two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Al retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. as a guard. Per Alex's request, there will be no services. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Alex's memory.
Andrew Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Andrew Ragulsky, May 23, 1987. Husband of Olivia Ragulsky. Father of Sherry (John) Oldham, Jerri (Jerry) Schafer, Linda Ragulsky, Mike Ragulsky, Richard (Vicki) Ragulsky, Jim (Marian) McKeehan, Clifford (Valarie) Horn, April Passero and Rosemary (Carl) Marcil. Brother of Alex (Joyce) Ragulsky, Frank (Helen) Ragulsky, Ann (Pete) Kitterman, Margaret (Frank) S1ak, and Dorothy Cunningham. Also survived by eight grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. Mr. Ragulsky served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1974. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Please omit flowers; contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital in his memory.
Ragulsky, Betty L.
Betty L. Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Betty L. Ragulsky, 88, passed away Oct. 10, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Steve, in 1964- by two daughters, Jean Rachelle of South Pasadena, Calif., and Darla Peaslee of Pueblo- and by her brother, Rex Swinney. Survived by her children, Pat (Tom) Belcher of Port Isabel, Texas, Dave Ragulsky, Sandi (Jim) Clementi, Steve Ragulsky Jr., all of Pueblo- and by her brother, Rod Williams of Boone, Colo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Ragulsky, Olivia Rosalinda
Olivia Rosalinda Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Olivia Rosalinda Ragulsky, 72, of Pueblo. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Aug. 31, 2005, St. Joseph Catholic Parish with the Rev. Richard Becker as celebrant.
Ragulsky, Robert John
Robert John Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Robert John Ragulsky went to our Lord on Nov. 30, 2003, following a courageous battle with Grave's Disease. He is preceded in death by his father, Frank A. Ragulsky. Survived by his mother, Helen L. Ragulsky; Shelley Ragulsky; children, Michael A. and Gina M. Ragulsky; brothers, Dr. Frank A. (Jane) Ragulsky, Thomas A. (Shirley) Ragulsky, Dr. Ronald J. (Daryl) Ragulsky, and Joseph A. Ragulsky; sisters, Mary J. (Ret. Lt. Col. David) Keith, Jeannie S. (Ret. Lt. Col. Rodney) McNeill, and Phyllis A. (Dino) Gius. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and one great-niece. Robert was employed as construction superintendent for the Aberdeen Bluffs Development. He was the former director of the Pueblo Regional Building Department. He was second vice-chair for the Colorado Chapter International Code Council. He served six years as treasurer for the ICC and had a large impact in the reformation of the council. Robert was a member of the National Code Change Committee, a member of the Colorado Code Change Committee, and was very involved with the General Contractors Association. He served as the department representative for the general contractors. Robert devoted much time, energy and talent to various community activities, including the John Neumann School playground and the construction for the Girl Scout cabins in San Isabel. He was involved in various aspects for Ducks Unlimited and served in many capacities for wildlife preservation. Robert will always be remembered for his love, devotion, and generosity to all those who were in need of help. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the charity of your choice.
Ragulsky, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Ragulsky - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2002 - Stephen A. Ragulsky, 55, of Pueblo passed away May 8, 2002. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Mary Catholic Church. Honoring his request, cremation will take place.
Rahal, Ann J.
Ann J. Rahal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1997 - Ann J. Rahal, born April 22, 1907, passed away Oct. 9, 1997, in Midland, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband, George Rahal, in 1959- and her daughter, Peggi Saliba, in 1983. Survived by her sisters, Mary Hadad, Trinidad, Julia Brady of Pueblo- and daughter, Mrs. Georgann (James) Harben, Midland, Texas. Also survived by grandson, George N. (Sandra) Harben, Richmond, Va.-granddaughter, Dana Renee Harben, Troy, N.Y.-great-grandchildren, James Wesley Harben and Peggy Dawn Harben- and numerous other relatives. , Tuesday, 11 a.m., Ascension Episcopal Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.
Rahlke, John A.
John A. Rahlke Pueblo Chieftain October 5, 1901 Remains of John A. Rahlke of Monte Viste, who died in this city Wednesday, were taken to his former home yesterday. A large delegation of members of the I. O. O. F., of which the deceased was a member, escorted the remains from the undertaking rooms at the corner of D Street and Union Avenue to the depot.
Rabbi Abraham Raich Pueblo Chieftain October 29, 2006 - Rabbi Abraham Raich, 84, passed away Oct. 27, 2006. Born in Pueblo in 1922, he attended Centennial High School. At the age of 56, he retired from the CF&I steel mill to pursue a career as a rabbi, serving in several pulpits around the country, most recently in Pueblo. He was rabbi emeritus of the Pueblo Jewish community and active in numerous Jewish, interfaith and community groups. Rabbi Raich was preceded in death by his wife, Adelyn Raich; and parents, Isaac and Anna Raich. He is survived by his sons, David (Sonia) Raich, Oakland, Calif., Kenneth (Pixie) Raich, Pueblo, Robert Raich, Oakland, Calif.; grandson, Michael Sean (Patricia) Raich, Fort Worth, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Arianna and Darren Raich. Funeral service, 12:15 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at B'nai Jacob Cemetery.
Adelyn Strait Raich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Adelyn Strait Raich, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000. She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Pueblo. Mrs. Raich graduated from Central High School and also the University of Colorado School of Journalism in 1946. She worked for the Greeley Tribune until 1947, when she married Abraham Raich. She continued to be active as a housewife, teacher and community activist. Mrs. Raich was active in many local, national and international associations. She served as president for the League of Women Voters of Pueblo as well as the Pueblo Chapter Hadassah Women's Organization. She was also a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, United Hebrew Center, Temple Emanuel, and supported many other causes, such as conservation, public broadcasting, charitable causes, human rights, music, political and regional organizations. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Rose Strait. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Rabbi Abe Raich; sons, David Raich of Oakland, Calif., Kenneth (Pixie) Raich of Pueblo, Robert Raich of Oakland, Calif.; grandson, Michael Sean (Patricia) Raich of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Marvin (Shirley) Strait of Colorado Springs; and numerous friends and relatives. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at B'nai Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the charity of your choice in Mrs. Raich's memory.
Altagracia Lozano Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2002 - Altagracia Lozano Raigoza, sunrise Dec. 18, 1905, sunset, Aug. 12, 2002. She was born in Gomez-Palacio, Mexico, and is the sole survivor of her siblings. She married Vidal Raigoza June 26, 1926. Predeceased in 1966 by husband, Vidal Raigoza. She is survived by children, Aurora (Joseph) Autobee, Eva (Gilbert-deceased) Baca, Celia (Albert) Solano, Vidal (Stella) Raigoza and Alta (Henry) Apodaca; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Alta was a lifetime member of St. Francis Xavier Church, having served as a member of the Altar Society and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. She will be greatly missed for her strength, love and courage. Rosary will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends and relatives during the viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Raigoza, Gordon Vidal
Gordon "Butch" Vidal Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2000 - Gordon "Butch" Vidal Raigoza, 42, died unexpectedly on April 27, 2000. Survived by his parents, Vidal and Stella Raigoza; son, Severino Raigoza; sisters, Gloria (Alberto) Raigoza-Denegri and Lisa Raigoza; brother, Victor Raigoza; and longtime companion, Michael Flavin. Also survived by nephews, Steven (Mindy) Masias and Alejandro Masias; grandmothers, Altagracia Raigoza and Emma Sanchez; as well as numerous other relatives. Born Nov. 1, 1957, in Pueblo. He graduated from USC with an AA degree in mental health. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. today and from noon until 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Ave., where a funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Father Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant. Cremation will follow at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive family and friends in the church hall immediately following the Mass. They respectfully request the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Cathedral Building Fund in memory of Gordon.
Raigoza, Lupe C.
Lupe C. Raigoza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Lupe C. Raigoza, 77, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 19, 2000. Born Oct. 10, 1923, Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. Preceded in death by parents, Arnulfo and Cruz Cano; sons, Johnny Jesus "J. J." Raigoza and Bernardo Raigoza. Also four brothers and one sister. Survived by son, Rolando Raigoza of North Carolina; daughter, Linda Lupe (Thomas) Steele of Westminster; daughter-in-law, Arlene Raigoza of Pueblo; brother, Ramon Cano of Chihuahua, Mexico. Also survived by grandchildren, Bonita Lopez, J. J. Raigoza Jr., Gina Raigoza, David Raigoza, Jackie Goff, Alicia Duran, Kerri Miller, B. J. Raigoza; great-grandchildren, Raina Lopez, Daniel Lopez, A.J. Goff, Tyler Goff and Isabel Goff whom she loved dearly. Lupe was a Spanish teacher at Pueblo Catholic High and in later years was a tailor. She taught Mexican Folklorico dancing for many years, and was also a representative of the Mexican Consulate. Her family was her life. Lupe was a woman who had honor, pride, and dignity. She raised a family of four alone. All children she raised were successful in their life endeavors. In times her family was in need, she was always more than willing to give the shirt off her back. She will always be missed and remembered as a great woman, mother, and grandmother. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Holy Family Church. Cremation to follow the Mass. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the Mass.
Rail, Alfred Willie
Alfred Willie "Hollywood" Rail - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2005 - Alfred Willie "Hollywood" Rail, 45, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 5, 2005. Hollywood was born on Nov. 14, 1959. His mother, Mary B. Rail, preceded him in death. Survived by his father, Alfred P. Rail; siblings, Gloria (David) Gallegos, Georgina (Bill) Miller, Julieann Rail; special nephew, Eric Rail; nephews, Craig, Tim and Julian; nieces, Tisha, Liza and Sheena; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Ed Rail - 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: Ed Rail is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 in the newspapers, but is not listed as a victim in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities" where others were listed. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html
Rail, Mary B.
Mary B. Rail - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2005 - Mary B. Rail, 65, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, born Feb. 12, 1939, departed this life Feb. 1, 2005, at her home with her family gathered around her to witness her transition. Survived by her husband, Alfred P. Rail; children, Gloria (David) Gallegos, Willie Rail, Georgina (Bill) Miller and Julieann Rail. Mrs. Rail also raised Craig, Eric and Julian Rail as her own children. Also survived by grandchildren, Tish, Liza, Sheena and Tim; great-grandchildren, Hayden Andres, and Acacla. A sister, (Pita) Richard Dominguez; brother-in-law, Eloy Rael; special nieces, Boby Rael, Mary Franklin. Our special thanks to niece, Barbara Pacheco for the loving care given to our family. At Mrs. Rail's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating.
Giavanni Raimo Durango Democrat July 26, 1904 Two Italians Killed in a Duel Trinidad, Colo., July 25 Giavanni Raimo and Gartno Falseto, Italian guards employed by the Victor Fuel company at Hastings, fought a desperate duel here last night and as a result both are dead. Falseto used a gun on his opponent and succeeded in inflicting fatal wounds. The shooting was done at short range and Raimos managed to reach Falseto with his knife, stabbing him three times about the heart. He then fell dead, with Falseto lying across his body. Falseto lived through the day and died at an early hour this evening.
Joseph Rainbow - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 15, 1912 - The death sentence was passed upon Idellus M. Dye at Salt Lake, convicted of the murder of Joseph Rainbow last November in an attempted hold-up. Dye, who is the son of a prominent lawyer of Pueblo, Colo., is to be shot September 16.
Rainer, Fletcher Young Jr.
Fletcher Young Rainer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Fletcher Young Rainer Jr., 73, of Colorado Springs and formerly of Pueblo, died Feb. 15,1986, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Rainer was born in Denver on Aug. 5, 1912. Preceded in death by father, Fletcher Y. Rainer Sr.; mother, Mary Elizabeth Sirovec Rainer; and sister Lorraine Sutton. Mr. Rainer graduated from Central High School in Pueblo in 1931. He was employed in Pueblo by Hutchinson and Company Brokerage Firm. He retired from Continental Airlines. He was married on Oct. 29, 1936, in Pueblo to Mabel M. Titus who survives. He is survived by son, Fletcher Y. Rainer III, Fullerton, Calif.; daughters, Marinell Estep, Dos Palos, Calif., and Melanie Roberts, Colorado Springs; sister, Adeline Jeffers, Fresno, Calif.; mother-in-law, Mrs. W.C. Titus, Pueblo, two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the East United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Monument, Colorado Springs. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs.
Elizabeth Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1999 - Elizabeth Rains, 93, passed away Feb. 20, 1999. She is survived by her sons, William A. (Frances) Rains of Pueblo, and Robert D. (Gail) Rains of Fort Collins- her sister, Ruth (Wesley) Chapman of Noel, Mo. - five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Agee F. Rains- her brothers, William E. Caddell and Joseph M. Caddell- and grandson, Richard L. Rains. Born to Janet Jean (nee Patterson) and William H. Caddell on Sept. 5, 1905, in Aguilar. Prior to moving to Pueblo in 1973, she and Agee lived in Rye for nearly 30 years. While living in Rye she was an active member of the Rye Home Church and the Rye Women's Club. After moving to Pueblo she became an active member of the Bethel Methodist Church. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to service. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.
Rains, Lloyd L.
Lloyd L. Rains - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1998 - Lloyd L. Rains, 68, died Aug. 4, 1998, at his La Junta home. Services, 2 p.m. Friday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wallace Kurtz officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.
Rainwater, Dale U.
Dale U. Rainwater - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1986 - Dale U. Rainwater, Granada, Colo., Dec. 13, 1986. Father of Dalene Webster and Nancy Kelley. Brother of Audrey Burnett, Granada. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Sharon Winters, Pueblo. A veteran with the U.S. Army during WWII, Mr. Rainwater was employed by the Union Carbide Co., Nucla, Colo., before; retiring in 1982 and moving to Granada. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.
Noe Rais - Brandon Bell - January 2, 1914 - Found Guilty of Murder - Pueblo - John de Felico, an Austrian, was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a jury in the District Court. He killed Noe Rais, a countryman, September 18, with a knife.
Raley, John F. Jr.
John F. Raley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2006 - John F. Raley Jr., 90, born Jan. 3, 1916, passed away July 28, 2006. Predeceased by his wife, Esther; son, Lynn Raley; parents, John F. and Susie Raley; sisters, Belva Raley, Alma Whaley and Gertrude Robinson. Survived by daughter, Darlene (Edward) Anzlovar, Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Raley, Pueblo; brother, Raymond (Jean) Raley, Garden City, Kan.; grandchildren, Sherri (Gregg) Hofland, Parker, Colo., Melissa Anzlovar, Pueblo, Kim (Gary) Hecker, Pueblo, Dan (Deanne) Raley, Denver, and Nick Raley of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Kristen Koski, Pueblo, and Benton Harrison, Penrose; and numerous nieces and nephews. John served in the U.S. Army from 1936 to 1939, and married his wife, Esther in 1939. They enjoyed 57 years together. He retired from the CF&I as a supervisor in the power department. He enjoyed many hobbies (rock hunting, woodworking, jewelry making), hunting, fishing and spending summers with Esther and their grandchildren in their trailer at Blue Mesa. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Please note change of service time: funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
Ralph, Margaret Helene
Margaret Helene Ralph - Cincinnati Enquirer February 15, 2005 - Sr. Margaret H. Ralph taught for 52 years. Her first-graders learned reading, math - A Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 73 years, Sister Margaret Helene Ralph died Thursday at Mother Margaret Hall nursing home. She was 91. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she served as a teacher and principal for 52 years. Her first teaching assignment was at St. William School in Price Hill from 1931-33. She was principal at Cure of Ars School, Cincinnati, from 1961-64. Sr. Margaret Helene also served schools in Lima, Chicago, Detroit and Texas. "Sister was a tremendous primary teacher and had great culinary ability," said Sister of Charity Francis Adelaide Zink. "Her most rewarding experiences came with the first grade," wrote Sister Donna Bryant in the June 1985 issue of Intercom, the Sisters of Charity magazine. "The children came in knowing little and closed the year being able to read, do math and cursive writing." After retiring from teaching 1983, Sr. Margaret Helene was coordinator of Holy Trinity Convent in Trinidad, Colo. "Sister was a very good provider - a wonderful housekeeper, cook and handyman," said Sister of Charity Isabella Glenn, who lived at the convent. She moved into St. Elizabeth Residence, Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1990, and returned to Cincinnati in 1994. Her brothers, Steve, Roy, Dewey, James and Hudson; and sisters, Arlena Ralph, Marie Brown and Selma Dolan, died earlier. Her survivors include nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse in Delhi Township, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 3 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Chapel. She will be buried in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.
Anna Ralya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Mrs. Anna Ralya, 91, died Feb. 12, 1987, in Pueblo after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Ralya was born April 16, 1895, in Trinidad to Antonio and Anna Zanetell. She married Harold Ralya in November 1917. The couple moved to Walsenburg in 1919, where they lived until 1940 when they moved to Blende. In 1977, they moved back to Walsenburg until recently. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and before that St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Ralya, on Jan. 29, 1979. Living relatives include her children, Caryl Bonicelli and Harold Ralya Jr., both of Pueblo, and Warren Ralya of Pensacola, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.
Ralya, Harold E. Jr.
Harold E. Ralya Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1998 - Harold E. Ralya Jr., 79, passed away Oct. 20, 1998, at home with family members and Hospice supporters. Survived by his children, Maxwell H. Ralya, Arvada, Sherry D. (Joe) Tenpenny, Avondale, Cynthia J. (Glenn) Pottenger, Canon City, Gary L. Ralya, Arvada, and Harold E. Ryala, III, Pueblo- nine grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- brother, Warren H. (Ruth) Ralya, Florida- sister, Caryl (Derito) Bonicelli, Pueblo- niece, Joy Ann Moesching- and special friend, Dorothy Tekavec. Preceded in death by his wife, Sarah R. Ralya- and parents, Anna and Harold E. Ralya Sr. Harold loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and working on others' vehicles. Harold and Sarah were married Dec. 19, 1947. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force (S.A.C.) for 22 years. Mr. Ralya retired in 1966 with the rank of major and served his last post in El Paso, Texas. After retiring, he worked at the PAD for 10 years. Harold was a member of the Retired Officers Association and D.A.V. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.
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