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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Ribal, John C.
John C. Ribal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1997 - John C. Ribal traveled down the paths of life, he longed for the journey's end. For his destination is with our Savior, resting in the arms of his best friend. (Nov. 6, 1997) Born on June 20, 1926, in Pagosa Junction, Colo. Preceded in death by his son, Angelo Ribal and father, Cornelio Ribal. Survived by his loving wife, Estella Ribal, Salida, Colo.- mother, Adela Ribal, Ogden, Utah- son, John L. (Linda Sena) Ribal, Pueblo- daughters, Janet Ribal, Pueblo- and Jennifer Ribal, Lafayette, Colo.- brothers, Pete Ribal, Ogden, Utah, Gilbert Ribal, Monte Vista, Colo., and Chris Ribal, Ogden, Utah- sisters, Tila Treniso, Monte Vista, Colo., Berneda Sanchez, Minturn, Colo., Irene Medina, Ogden, Utah, and Bertha Ribal, Pueblo- grandchildren, Melissa Ribal, Denya Ribal, both of Pueblo, and Shaya Ribal, Boulder- great-grandchildren, Gabriela, Marisa, Raquel, Juanito. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday at Shrine of St. Therese Church. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Church Mass. Interment, Del Norte Cemetery.

Ribali, Elvira
Elvira Ribali - Huerfano World - November 28, 1991 - Elvira Ribali, 88, died in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo Nov. 20, 1991. Born in Pryor Jan. 2, 1903, she attended school in Sunnyside Coal Camp. She married Eustagurio Ribali in Walsenburg Apr. 9, 1921 and the couple lived on a ranch east of the city for many years. They sold the ranch in 1953, moving to Walsenburg where she worked for the Little Pig Inn for 10 years and for the Marlboro Inn for a year before retiring in 1964. Mrs. Ribali was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include a son, Jess Ribali, Lakewood, CA; two daughters, Frances Garbiso, Walsenburg and Andrea Victoria Eppens, Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ribali, Leon
Leon Ribali - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - In Loving Memory of Leon Ribali who died April 3. Sadly missed by, Wife, Tony and Elaine and family.

Ribali, Pantoleon
Pantoleon Ribali - Huerfano World - April 11, 2002 - Pantoleon "Leon" Ribali, 77, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg and Cuchara, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Mr. Ribali was born on Sept. 18, 1924 in Cuchara to Jose and Ofelia Valdez Ribali. He married Lucy Garbiso on June 19, 1954, and moved to the Denver area in 1963. Mr. Ribali is survived by his wife, Lucy Ribali, Aurora; a son, Anthony (Elaine) Ribali, Lakewood; a sister, Isabel Gonzalez, Stockton, CA; granddaughters, Leticia, Camila, and Celestina; four great-grandchildren, Dominic, Adrian, Marisa and Isiah; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Pete and Johnny Ribali. Services, St. Mary Church, Saturday, April 6, 2002. Rosary recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral mass with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Valdez Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Ribali, Simodosea
Simodosea Ribali - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1987 - Simodosea Ribali, 73, died Sept. 5, 1987. Wake service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Valdez Cemetery.

Ribaudo, Sam
Sam Ribaudo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1987 - Sam Ribaudo, 90, of Trinidad passed away Feb. 27, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born in Palacio, Italy, to Giuseppe and Anna Ribaudo on April 25, 1896. Mr. Ribaudo farmed in the Trinidad area for many years until his retirement. Preceded in death by son, Pete, in 1931; wife, Lucy, in 1976; and daughter, Grace Ward, in 1983. Survivors include children, Ann (Sam) Young, Pueblo, Elizabeth (Charles) Fairchild, Fort Morgan, Joe (Agnes) Ribaudo, Bart (Mary Grace) Ribaudo, Bess (Bill) Jolly, all of Trinidad, and Melvin Ward, Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony (Fay) Antista, Colorado Springs, Margaret Antista and Frances Antista, Trinidad; and numerous other relatives. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, from the Comi Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph Fisher, celebrant. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at the Bart Ribaudo residence, Route 2, Box 237.

Riccatone, Sofia
Sofia Riccatone - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1986 - Sofia Riccatone, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1986, in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Paul of Aguilar; son, Robert Riccatone, Trinidad; daughter, Dorothy Morrisroe, New Mexico; five grandchildren; brother, Rudy Stefanec; four sisters, Mary Cozzie, Angela Guadagnoli, Rose Williams, Ida Bert; and numerous other relatives. Rosary recitation and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 1986, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, followed by interment at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Aguilar. Friends may view anytime Friday afternoon and evening at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Aguilar.

Riccillo, Pascal
Pacscal (Pat) Anthony Riccillo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Pacscal (Pat) Anthony Riccillo, 89, born January 11, 1913, in Pueblo, Colorado to Gelsomina (Carleo) of Petina, Salerno, and husband Samuele Riccillo of Santa Elia a Pianisi, Campobasso, Italy, departed this life in peace and grace August 7, 2002, with wife Elizabeth (Bellitti) and family by his side, he joined his Lord in the light. His passage was preceded by his brothers, Joseph Anthony (Josephine Bellitti, also deceased) and Louis Leo Riccillo, who gave his life in service of the USA in World War II. Preceded by: brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Sarah (Bellitti) Massarro, Bessie C. Bellitti, and great-grandson Roman Louis Riccillo. His surviving children: Josephine Karen Martin of Chino, CA; Charles L. Riccillo, Richard A. (Marie) Riccillo, and Deacon Edward D. (Glenna) Riccillo, all of Pueblo. Grandchildren: Michael Scott, Tracy Lynn, and Patrick James Martin; Bradley and Larisa Jo and Rhiannon Riccillo. Pascal's greatest pride came with the births of his great-grandchildren Andrew Dorian Martin and Gianna Elizabeth Riccillo. Nephews and nieces: Samuel C. (Claudine) and Louis L. Riccillo: Joye (Homer) Strain and Joseph L. (Gail) Massaro; Mary (Jess) Sparks Jr., Tony (Yvonne) and James Panariso. Also, many of their offspring and children's children. Pascal graduated from Central High School , and after working upon local, landmark WPA projects at Pueblo City and Beulah Mountain Park, he began work as a railroad car man for the A.R.T. division of Missouri Pacific, retiring with arthritic disability at age 55. He and Elizabeth married 17 July 1944, and remained mutually faithful and devoted 59 years and three precious weeks until his death, as they had vowed. Their friends included many dear neighbors; brides and grooms whom they helped to unite in holy matrimony as witnesses; godchildren brought to Christ by them; lifelong friends from childhood; and fellow members of St. Leander Parish, as well as the Eagles, and St. Joseph's Lodge, being proud of his Italian heritage through fraternal organizations. Though ill health forced his retirement, Pascal remained as long as possible dedicated to his home, and a fine craftsman in fact and then ever at heart, with great talent and ability as carpenter, painter and tending to garden and yard. There he invested his love freely and well, in flowers, fruit-bearing trees and grapevines. He fought adversity bravely, and illness long and hard before death came as no victory at all. The family conveys its undying gratitude for the very kind care of Dr. Michael T. Rendler. Pat will be greatly missed, and will doubtlessly long survive in the memories of all those his life touched. He is to be returned briefly to his long-time spiritual home, St. Leander, where vigil rosary services shall be conducted by Deacon Steve Lumbert, Sunday at 7:00 PM. Funeral rites and a mass by Rev. Ben Bacino celebrating his life, Monday at 10:00AM. Pascal's body then will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rice, Alan D.
Alan D. "Buck" Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2005 - Alan D. "Buck" Rice, 43, passed away unexpectedly, July 24, 2005. Survived by his wife, Sandy Rice; parents, Bob and Shirley Rice; children, Chelsea and Hunter Rice, all of Pueblo West; sister, Dona (Bob) Parker of Robertsville, Missouri; grandmother, Minnie Kerksiek of Wiggins, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Buck was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Denver. He was employed by Colorado Interstate Gas as a welder and enjoyed archery, golfing and hunting. He attended Pueblo Christian Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Byers Cemetery in Byers, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Byers Rescue, Strasburg Rescue or Pueblo Christian Center, through the funeral home.

Rice, Charles W.
Charles W. Rice - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1873 – Died in camp, at South Pueblo, Colorado, while en route to join his regiment, Private Charles W. Rice, 15th U. S. Infantry.

Rice, E. J.
Rev. E. J. Rice – Colorado Springs Out West – April 20, 1872 – Rev. E. J. Rice, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Trinidad, died at that place a few days since.  He had been for a long time in frail health, and his death was not unexpected to those who knew of his condition.  He was an active, energetic man, and will be greatly missed in that community.

Rice, Eugene Harvey
Eugene Harvey Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - Eugene Harvey Rice, 71, passed away Aug. 11, 1999. Survived by his wife, M. Maxine Price, of the family home- children, Sandy Poirier of Pueblo, Rodney (Sunny) rice of Pueblo, Janine (Youssef) Youssef of Wichita, Kansas and Laurel (Irek) Worozanski of Colorado Springs- sisters, Irene Friend, Virginia (Uncle Virgil) Nordyke, and Shirley rice, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Arielle, Bobby, Robin, Darla, Ibrahim, Shadi and Zayna- aunts, Edna Ranson of Pueblo and Lorene Nordyke of Denver- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Born to Harvey and Esther (nee Nordyke) rice on June 25, 1928, in Pueblo. Eugene served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict where he received the Purple Heart. He retired from CF&I in 1982 after 39 years of service. He was also an artist and craftsman. He was a charter member and on the original board of Gun Owners of Colorado - Pueblo Branch- formerly, Firearms Coalition of Colorado. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Crematorium. Service will be held10:30 a.m. today at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating and Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Gun Owners of Colorado-Pueblo Branch through the funeral home.

Rice, Jacob Seth
Jacob Seth Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Jacob Seth Rice, 26, of Manzanola died Dec. 4, 1998, in an accident in Crowley County. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Crowley Community Baptist Church followed by cremation. The casket will not be opened. Memorials for his children may be sent to the U S Bank in La Junta or through the funeral home.

Rice, James
James Rice - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - December 20, 1877 - Mr. James Rice, son of John Rice, Esq., died yesterday on the lower Huerfano, of small pox.

Rice, James K. B.
James K. B. Rice – Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 8, 1874 – Sudden Death – Mr. James K. B. Rice, late clerk at the National House in this city, died suddenly on Tuesday evening.  He had been feeling badly for several days, and was temporarily relieved from his work.  On Tuesday he ate his dinner as usual and in the evening did not go to supper, but remained in the office showing the young man who was occupying the desk how to post some accounts.  He said that he felt better than he had been for several days and went into a back room in the house and laid down.  Mr. Day, the proprietor of the National, was in the room, and noticing that Mr. Rice looked much worse, called some one to stay with him, and went to the telegraph office to communicate with his (Rice's) father.  In a few minutes Mr. Rice died.  He was the son of Rev. J. D. Rice, a Presbyterian minister well known in St. Louis and Chicago, and was a young man of fine education and natural ability.  The body of the deceased has been placed in a metallic casket and will be forwarded to his friends at Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri, this morning.

Rice, John B. (Infant of)
Infant Rice – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 15, 1874 – A child of John B. Rice, Esq., died on Friday night last.  It was buried on Saturday.

Rice, M. Marie
M. Marie Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1999 - M. Marie Rice, passed away Jan. 28, 1999. Born on July 5, 1923, to Delfield and Jeanette Plumlee in Fremont County. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Willard H. Rice of Fountain. Beloved mother of Billie Jo Rice of Colorado Springs, and Bud W. Rice (Brucine) of Pueblo. Sister of Elmer Plumlee of Colorado Springs. Beloved grandmother of Jandra (Jan) Cooley of Colorado Springs, Shanon Rice of Colorado Springs, Willard M. Rice (Tracy) of Fountain, Reith Anne (Kyle) of Satellite Beach, Fla., Tyrone Rice of Pueblo, and Troy (Regina) Trimble of Pueblo, Wayne Farris Jr., Monae (Monica) Farris, both of New York, N.Y., and Jaymie (Aundra) Cocas of Denver. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren- and numerous other family members. She also leaves behind two special people in her life, Theresa and Madge. Preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Samantha Rice. Marie was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and Fountain. She and her husband Willard founded Rice & Rice, Inc., a large earthmoving company in Colorado Springs. Marie and Willard were also known for their raising of fine horses on their small ranch in Fountain. Marie was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 4051. She was an avid fan of the Broncos and loved betting on them. She also loved playing cards. She was the pillar of her family and was loved by everyone. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Visitation is scheduled from 1-6 p.m. today, and Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel. Private interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fountain. A reception will be held following the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the VFW in Fountain. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.

Rice, Michael J.
Michael J. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2004 - Michael J. Rice, 25, passed away Feb. 28, 2004, in Pueblo West. Among his survivors, his father, Tom Rice of Pueblo West. Services in Indiana.

Rice, Mickey
Mickey Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Mickey Rice, 70, departed this life to be with our Lord July 6, 1998. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Robert Bob" Rice. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anna Sauers- sister, Betty Chase- and son, Bruce. Also survived by children, Brad (Pam) Rice, Kathy (Bob) Root, Karen (Rich) Bartels, Brian Rice- sisters, Doris (Jim) Brummett of Pueblo, and Janey (Chuck) O'Toole of Melbourne, Fla. - as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Pueblo native, Mickey attended Centennial High School but graduated from Central High School. She taught Sunday School for 20 years and was active in several organizations including Jayceettes and Assistance League, as well as other charitable organizations. Mickey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone she met. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying golf, bowling, dancing, music, holiday gatherings and travel with her beloved husband. She always made time to correspond with her family and friends and was always serving others. Her final gift of service was the donation of her physical body to the Anatomical Board of the State of Colorado. She will be sadly missed by all. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. , 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. Reception to follow.

Rice, Ralph H.
Ralph H. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1963 - Ralph H. Rice. To Grand Junction, Colo., for services and interment.

Rice, Robert D.
Robert "Bob" D. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2004 - Robert "Bob" D. Rice, beloved by his family, passed away on Dec. 22, 2004. His family was at his bedside sharing their love and gratitude when he died. Bob was born in Pueblo, Colo., on April 11, 1933, to Wm. Dale and Pauline Rice. He graduated from Grand Junction High School where he was a state champion in tennis. On May 6, 1952, Bob married Helen Koonce and began Dale Rice & Son Lumber with his father. Shortly after opening the lumberyard, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. After the war, Bob attended the University of Denver. Following college, he returned to Pueblo, and rejoined his father in the lumber business. He loved his work and the people and employees who graced the lumberyard. Bob also enjoyed his former service as a member on the board of directors for Pueblo Bank & Trust. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helen; children, Cindy Martinez, Robin Rice and Annette Rice; and granddaughter, Kim Walker. Also survived by his brothers-in-law, Howard Koonce and Joe Koonce; sister-in-law, Marlene Graham; and an aunt, Floreine Wickizer. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand. Private interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO, 81002.

Rice, Willard G.
Willard G. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Willard G. Rice passed away Oct. 7, 2001, in Pueblo. His survivors include his wife, Ruth Rice, and daughter, Jean Schottle, both of Walsenburg. Funeral services will be held later this week in Laurel, Mont.

Rice, Willard H.
Willard H. Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2002 - Willard H. Rice of Fountain, Colo., passed away on March 12, 2002. Willard was born in Kendrick, Colo., on April 20, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Oma Rice; his wife of 57 years, Marie M. Rice; his sister, Hazel Johnson; and his great-granddaughter, Samantha Rice. Willard is survived by his daughter, Billie Jo Rice of Colorado Springs; son, Bud W. (Brucine) of Pueblo; sister, Connie (Larry) Bates of Michigan; brother, Douglas Rice of Colorado Springs; and niece, Beverly Auerbach of Grand Junction. He was grandfather to Willard M. (Tracy) Rice of Fountain, Shanon Rice of Colorado Springs, Jandra (Jan) Cooley of Colorado Springs, Reith (Kyle) Tucker of Satellite Beach, Fla., Troy (Regina) Trimble of Pueblo, Tyrone (Erin) Rice of Pueblo, Wayne Farris of Colorado Springs, Monae Farris of New York and Jaymie (Aundra) Cocas of Denver; 20 great-grandchildren; and a special caregiver and friend, Teresa Daily, also survive him. Willard grew up in, and attended Colorado Springs schools. During WWII, Willard was sent to help build the Al-Can Highway to Alaska. He returned to Colorado Springs and worked as a heavy equipment operator, and was a member of the Operating Engineers No. 9 for 62 years. With his wife, Marie, he started their excavation business in 1952, which continues today as Rice & Rice, Inc. Willard enjoyed his small ranch in Fountain, Colo., and loved raising fine horses along with his love of animals. Willard was a lifetime member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. He was also a past member of the El Paso Club, the Soil Conservation Society, the Quarter Horse Association and the Elks Club of Colorado Springs. Visitation will be Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors. Funeral service will be Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. A reception will follow the funeral service at the American Legion Post No. 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, Security, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation, 4445 Monitor Rock Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Rice, Zedena Jane
Zedena Jane Rice - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Zedena Jane Rice, late of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 15, 1986, in Montebello, Calif. Miss Rice is survived by a brother, Carl E. (Jennie) Holden of Commerce, Calif.; a niece, Jeannie Holden of Seattle, Wash.; and a nephew, Edmond Holden of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Rich, Bertha
Bertha Rich - Yampa Leader - July 21, 1916 - Mrs. Emma Pomgardner was called to Pueblo Saturday by the death of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Rich, who died on the 15th. Deceased leaves three children, 2 girls and a boy. The funeral was held Tuesday in Pueblo.

Rich, Elwood E.
Elwood E. Rich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1997 - Elwood E. Rich, April 28, 1920-Nov. 20, 1997. Survived by daughter, Judy Sikes of Pueblo, Colo. - granddaughter, Angela (Guy) Brown- great-grandchildren, Ajna, Shea, Tanner and Kayla Brown of Hanford, Calif. - brother, Roy (Dot) Rich- sister, Warine (Kent) Chaplin- special niece, Shirley (Dick) Brewer of Florida- friend, Theresa Bongiovanni of Pueblo, Colo. - and many other relatives and friends. Not only a hero to his family, but a three-time Bronze Star-decorated veteran of World War II. He was wounded and captured in the Battle of the Bulge and later escaped from a Nazi POW camp. He was proud of his country, family and friends. Services, Nov. 24 in Florida.

Rich, Vivian Lester
Vivian Lester Rich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2001 - Vivian Lester Rich a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away June 28, 2001, in Pueblo. Vivian was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Harvey V. Lester and Madeline H. Schneider Lester. She owned and operated a beauty salon before her retirement, but she will be remembered most for her artwork. She was a member of the Pueblo Art Guild, the Associated Women Artists and participated in one-man art shows both locally and nationally. Vivian is survived by her brother, Jack Lester, two nephews, and many good friends. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Private interment will be in the family plot in the Crystal Valley Cemetery in Manitou Springs, Colo. A memorial gathering in Pueblo is being planned and will be announced later.

Richard, Matthew P.
Matthew P. Richard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Matthew P. Richard passed away Dec. 6, 1997, in Pueblo, Colo., and was born April 28, 1967, in Rayne, La., to Gwen (Richard) Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ronald (Barbara) Richard of Rayne, La. Matt went to join his little brother, Phillip Guidry, and the Lord. He had many passions in life including his family, especially his darling daughter, Caity Bug- hunting with his father-in-law, Tony- and helping out friends whenever an extra hand was needed. Matthew was my hero, my knight in shining armor and most importantly, my best friend. I will miss him forever as will many of his friends and family. Matt is survived by his parents- his siblings, Scotty (Christine) Richard, Pueblo, Colo., Michelle Guidry, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ron Richard Jr., Rayne, La.- his wife, Andrea Richard- daughter, Caitlyn- in-laws, Tony and Vonnie Fesler, Chandra Skull and Danny Geanetta- and nieces, Kala, Kyra, Shelby and Taylor. You are always in our prayers and in our thoughts. Matthew will be taken back to Rayne, La., where services will be held on Wednesday. He will return to Pueblo and will lie in state at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Services will conclude at the graveside. A memorial fund in Matt's name has been set up at Pueblo Bank and Trust. Donations can be made at any branch office.

Richard, Melissa M.
Melissa M. Richard - Huerfano World - May 31, 1990 - Pre-Graduation Tragedy - Photo - This was all that remained of Walsenburg High School Senior Norward Wilson's 1978 Mercury Capri following a pre-graduation accident west of the city Friday night. A 22-year-old woman from La Veta, Melissa M. Richard a passenger in the second vehicle, was killed in the mishap which blocked holiday traffic along Highway 160 west for almost two hours. Senior youth charged in mishap that kills one, injures four - An 18-year-old senior at Walsenburg's John Mall High School, Norward G. Wilson, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence and reckless driving, as the result of a two-car accident Friday, May 25 in which 22-year-old Melissa M. Richard of La Veta was killed and four others injured, two seriously. The head-on collision occurred around 9 p.m. the night before Walsenburg's graduation on Colorado Highway 160, approximately four and half miles west of Walsenburg. Connie Montez, 18, and also a senior at the high school remains in serious condition in St. Mary Corwin Hospital with multiple abrasions and chest injuries. Tawa Ranes, 19, of La Veta, driver of the second vehicle in which Ms. Richard was a passenger, is in St. Mary Corwin suffering from a fractured right hip and will undergo surgery sometime this week. A third passenger in the Wilson vehicle, Marisa Hogan of Englewood, was treated for head injuries and lacerations, as was Wilson, at Huerfano County Medical Center and released the same night. According to Colorado State Patrolman Pat Garcia who investigated the accident, Wilson's car was eastbound when the vehicle veered into the westbound lane and went into a broadside skid. Ranes' car was westbound and she attempted to avoid Wilson's oncoming vehicle by veering left. Ranes' car was hit on the right side by the Wilson vehicle causing the latter car to go into a clockwise spin twice, coming to a halt on its wheels. According to the patrol report, the Wilson vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. Ms. Richard was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Mike Antle. The other four were taken to Huerfano County Medical Center with Ms. Montez and Ms. Ranes later transferred to Pueblo. Both Wilson and Ms. Ranes submitted to alcohol breath tests at the hospital and Wilson was later advised of his rights and possible charges and taken to Huerfano County jail. Ms. Richard, originally from Chicago, had come to La Veta to work during the summer months with Ms. Ranes. A memorial service was held for her at the Bank Cafe in La Veta, where she was to be employed, on Sunday with her family and friends present. Wilson was arraigned before County Judge Robert Haeger on Tuesday and advised of the charges against him. Bond was set at $15,000 and he remains in Huerfano County jail. The youth was released long enough to attend graduation ceremonies in Walsenburg Saturday afternoon. Wilson will return to court on June 5 with counsel and is expected to be charged in district court. The arraignment Tuesday was held in county court because District Judge Claude Appel was out of the city.

Richard, Otto H.
Otto H. Richard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Otto H. Richard, age 59, died at the family home, 2528 Pine St., Pueblo, Jan. 8. Body in care of United Davis-Vories.

Richards, Georgia Alneal
Georgia Alneal Richards – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1940 – Richards, Georgia Alneal, funeral services from the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ, 1127 East Fourth street, Friday at 3 p.m. To Mountain View.

Richards, Janet K.
Janet K. Richards - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1987 - Janet K. Richards, April 22, 1987. Wife of Melvin A. Richards. Mother of M. Daniel (Jacque) Richards, Wyoming; Melinda Kay (Kevin) Vice and Melissa Richards, both of Pueblo. Grandmother of Danny, Kelley and David Richards. Daughter of Mary Frances Cooper, Pueblo. Sister of Carol Cooper, New York, and Judy (Sam) Spoone, Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded to death by a sister, Loreen Gall, in 1955; her father, H. Wayne Cooper, in 1961; and a brother, Herman Wayne Cooper Jr., in 1987. She was a language arts teacher at East High School and was a member of the National Education Association, Colorado Education Association, Pueblo Education Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teachers Society. Service, 3 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food and flowers; contributions are encouraged to an East High School Scholarship Fund in her memory.

Richards, Norman P.
Judge Norman P. Richards - Rocky Mountain News - May 26, 1895 - Death of J. B. McCormick and Judge Norman P. Richards in Pueblo. Pueblo, Colorado - May 26, 1895 -Two of the old residents of Pueblo County died early this morning within three hours, John B. McCormick and Judge Norman P. Richards. Mr. McCormick was born in Baltimore in 1823, enlisted in the Seventh Iowa infantry in 1861, and was mustered out at the close of the war as a major. In 1867 he came to Pueblo County and had lived here ever since, occupying the same house in East Pueblo for twenty-two years. He served as alderman, and was at one time acting mayor. He became an Odd Fellow in 1844 and held the highest positions in the Colorado order. A year ago, the fiftieth anniversary of his initiation was celebrated at Denver. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and the G. A. R. Stomach troubles and a combination of diseases caused his death after an illness of three months. He leaves a widow and seven children. Ex-Judge Norman P. Richards of the county court was born in Maine in 1820, and his boyhood was spent on the sea. He studied law and came to Colorado in 1860, locating at Denver, where he lived for ten years, engaging in the practice of his profession. He was county judge here from 1875-1879. Neuralgia of the stomach caused his death after a brief illness. He leaves a widow and one son, A. E. Richards. Judge Richards was a Knight Templar and a thirty-second degree Mason, and that order will take charge of his funeral tomorrow afternoon.

Richardson, Alex
Alex Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2002 - Alex Richardson passed away suddenly on Feb. 27, at his home. He was born March 19, 1912, and lived his whole life in Pueblo. He is survived by his son, Dan Richardson; and wife, Barbara of Oak View, Calif.; granddaughter, Valerie of San Mateo, Calif.; grandson, Kevin Richardson; and stepson, Gary (Meg) Miller, and their children, Holly and Gabe of Fairbanks, Ark. Alex was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine Richardson; and second wife, Mary Miller. Fishing was a lifelong passion. He was proud to be the oldest active member of the Pueblo YMCA, and most pleased to be a lifelong member of the Elks and Eagles. Alex worked at the CF&I for 38 years in the Power Department. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 11 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo YMCA building fund through the funeral home office in his memory.

Richardson, Amelia Dell
Amelia Dell Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Amelia Dell Richardson, 67, born Feb. 21, 1938, and passed away Aug. 13, 2005. Survived by her loving cousin, Patricia Beckman of Pueblo; aunt, Nettie Richardson of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and May Dell Richardson. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family may be contacted at the home of Pat Beckman, 54 Radcliff Lane.

Richardson, Ancil A.
Ancil A. Richardson - Denver Post - November 23, 1998 - Ancil A. Richardson of Denver, a retired baker, died Nov. 10 in Denver. He was 84. Services were Nov. 13 at Family Funeral Care. Interment was in Hampden Memorial Gardens. He was born July 21, 1914, in Williamsburg, Ky. On Dec. 24, 1933, he married Louise Pritchard in Walsenburg. She preceded him in death. He was a baker for Continental Baking Co. His interests included fishing, gardening and baseball. He is survived by two sons, Thomas, Denver, and Larry, Lakewood; two daughters, Patty Huftaker, Denver, and Wanda Rice, Lakewood; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Richardson, Bernita
Bernita Richardson - Akron Pioneer Press - July 13, 1923 - Bernita Richardson, 18 year-old daughter of William Richardson, living three miles north of West Cliffe, was drowned in Grape creek, a half mile below the Deweese dam and reservoir. The girl was wading and dropped into a deep pool. Men close by endeavored to rescue the child, but because of the depth of the pool and swiftness of the stream it was forty-five minutes before the body was recovered.

Richardson, Dennis J.
Dennis J. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Dennis J. Richardson passed away Dec. 23, 2005. He is survived by brothers, Brian and Todd Richardson; half brother, Wayne Martin; sisters, Carolyn Reeves and Tara Davis. Dennis enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Southwest Church of Christ.

Richardson, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Dorothy M. Richardson, 90, of Pueblo, passed away February 15, 2005. She was born April 6, 1914 in Lawton, Okla. Survived by brothers, Floyd Armstrong of Pueblo; Cecil (Katey) Armstrong of Olney Springs. Sisters, Faye Barber of Pueblo; Marge (Melvin) Heidt of Denver; Ethel (Roy) Stamps of Washington; Gladis Freeman of Idaho. Children, Peggy Drew, Dorisine (Owen), Russell, Vernia (Sue) Richardson, Kenny Ray Richardson, all of Pueblo. Nancy (Roger) Steinmetz of PA. Grandchildren, Kenneth, Douglas & Lorine Drew; Gary, Stacy & Donna Sue Richardson; Colleen Little, Thomas Russell & numerous great-grandchildren. Cremation at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Richardson, Frank
Frank Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1978 - Frank E. Richardson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 1978. He was residing at the Four Seasons Nursing Home. Complete announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1978 - Frank E. Richardson, Pueblo resident since 1936, late of 2515 Pitman, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital Jan. 7, 1978. Mr. Richardson attended First Foursquare Gospel Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel Richardson, and three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Iona Evett, Scottsboro, Ala., Robert Richardson, Pueblo; Betty Field, Oklahoma City, Okla., Wallace Richardson, Pueblo, and Mrs. Iva Hise, Albuquerque, N.M. Twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Service, Valhalla-Comer Garden Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Jim Hammond, pastor First Foursquare Gospel Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Family may be contacted at 1805 E. 12th.

Richardson, George T.
George T. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1998 - George T. Richardson, 79, of Fowler, died Dec. 16, 1998. Services, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 18, 1998, at First Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial with Masonic Honors at Fowler Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to Shriner's Hospital. He retired from PAD in April 1983 with 30 years of service in the printing department.

Richardson, J. D.
J. D. Richardson - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - June 9, 1963 - Puebloan Killed in Accident near Monument - A man died of a crushed chest and a possible broken neck when the tractor and trailer he was driving left U. S. Highway 83-87 and rolled over early Saturday morning, the State patrol reported. J. D. Richardson, 41, of Pueblo was traveling south a half mile south of Monument when he apparently fell asleep. His truck left the road, went 100 feet on the loose gravel ridge to the left of the highway, then 70 feet thru the median and 79 feet across the northbound lanes, finally rolling over and traveling 50 feet more on its top, the report said. State Patrolman G. W. Baumgardner investigated the accident.

Richardson, Jack Alfred
Jack Alfred Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2003 - Jack Alfred Richardson, 72, born Feb. 15, 1931, in Trinidad, Colo., to the union of Walter and Nettie Richardson. Passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his home after a long illness. Preceded in death by his father, Walter G. Richardson. Survived by his wife, Norma Jeanne (Hockman) Richardson; sons, Dan (Alice), David, Dana (Paula), Jamie (Beth); by his daughter, Sharol (Jim) McVicars. Also survived by his mother, Nettie; and brother, James Richardson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Richardson retired from Westplains Electric in 1993 and was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses since his baptism in 1950. He enjoyed speaking of a time when God's promise of an earthly paradise would be fulfilled, a time when Satan's rule would end and a time when the true prince of peace would bless all of mankind, Rev. 21:3-5 and Isaiah 9:6-7. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th, Pueblo, Colo., at 2 p.m. A gathering for friends and family will be announced at the memorial. Cremation has taken place.

Richardson, James A.
James A. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1987 - James A. Richardson, 71, passed away on April 3, 1987. Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Betty Richardson; and his two children, Lee (Pat) Richardson of Pueblo and Raymond Richardson of Oregon. He also is survived by his two sisters, Willadean (Severin) Pfannenstiel of Pueblo and Pat (James) Law of Arizona; his brother, Harol (Sandy) Richardson of Penrose; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his sister, Ellanor Beeman, in 1985. He was born in Ethel, Mo., on Sept. 11, 1915. Mr. Richardson was a retired foreman general from Pueblo Depot Activity. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 45 Calhoun. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Pueblo Heart Association, in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Richardson, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2002 - Judith Ann Richardson, 62, of Pueblo, passed away July 13, 2002. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Albert Richardson; parents, Joe and Dorothy Waples; children, Dean Richardson, Ron (Vickie) Richardson, Kim (Gary) DiTomaso; brother, Joe Waples Jr.; sisters, Penny (Bill) Yarberry and Becky (Jim) Bartmess; grandchildren, Andy, Ryan, Kayla, Kasey and Kristi; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, family members and friends. Judith was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Special thanks to Dr. Christian Stjernholm for all his compassion and care through her illness. At her request, no viewing. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends at 2613 Eighth Ave. immediately following the service.

Richardson, Linda C.
Linda C. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - Linda C. Richardson, 49, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 1, 1999, at home. She is remembered as a loving wife of David Richardson; daughter of George and Elizabeth White; mother of Franklin (Sheila) Wirch and Robert Wirch; grandmother of Emerauld, Francesca and Madeleine Wirch; stepmother of Justin, Paul and Aaron Richardson; sister of Susan (George) Kratzer, Donna (John) Galvagni and Dennis (DJ) White. Also survived by special nieces, Rebecca, Jenny-Rose and Bridget White. She loved working with co-workers and residents at University Park Care Center. She was a longtime member of Steel City Eagles. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Broadway Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, Linda requested donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Richardson, Mabel J.
Mabel J. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1984 - Mabel J. Richardson, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 1984, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with Father Joseph McGinness officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Richardson, Maxine E.
Maxine E. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 1999 - Maxine E. Richardson, lovingly known as Granny," born Jan. 31, 1920, passed away Jan. 21, 1999. Survived by her children, Wanda Keith, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Glenda (Elliott) Milam, Janice (Lynn) Murray, Kathy (Rick) Pavol and Paula (Dan) Atchison, all of Pueblo, and Robert (Rhonda) Richardson, Sherman, Texas- 10 grandchildren- and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ted" Richardson- son, John Richardson- son-in-law, Vernon Keith- and great-grandson, Keith Milam. She retired from the Dana Corp., having worked there from 1950 to 1972. Maxine was an avid golfer and a true Broncos fan. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Family may be contacted at 1905 Lynwood.

Richardson, Myrtle D.
Myrtle D. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1986 - Myrtle D. Richardson, 72, Cleveland, Texas, passed away Feb. 1, 1986, in Houston, Texas. She was a native of Reading, Vt., and a former resident of Pueblo. Her occupation was nursing. Memorial services were held 7 p.m. Feb. 3, at Magnolia Baptist Church in the Magnolia community with the Rev. Joe Brady officiating. Surviving are sons, Wayne H. Richardson, Pequot Lakes, Minn.; Douglas I. Richardson, Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter, Helen Mizell, Cleveland, Texas; brother, Floyd Douglas, Adrian, Mich., and 14 grandchildren.

Richardson, Nanci Mae
Nanci Mae Richardson – Albuquerque Journal - February 05, 1999 - Nanci Mae Richardson, 55, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, February 1, 1999. She was born in Pueblo, CO on February 18, 1943. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy House and husband, Sean of Rio Rancho and Sherri Bingert and husband, John of Jemez Springs; son, Bill Richardson of Albuquerque; mother, Margaret Cable of Canon City, CO; sister, Mary Margaret Hewes and husband, George of Littlestown, PA; brother, David Pitcher and wife, Jan of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Shelby and Cobi; and many close friends and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Richardson; and her father, William Marion Pitcher. Services will be held Saturday, 4:00 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 216 Truman NE 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Richardson, Robert Ray
Robert Ray Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Robert Ray Richardson, born Nov. 23, 1955, passed away Feb. 16, 2006 in Sherman, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Maxine Richardson, and one brother Johnny. He is survived by his loving wife Rhonda Bell of Sherman, Texas, two daughters, Courtney (Bryan) Montoya of Pueblo, Colo., Trystan Bell of Sherman, and one Granddaughter, Teagan Montoya. He is also survived by his sisters, Wanda Keith of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Glenda (Elliott) Milan, of Pueblo, Janice (Lynn) Murray of Pueblo, Kathy (Rick) Pavol of Fort Mohave, Ariz. and Paula (Danny) Atchison of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb, 22, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery Chapel, 1315 Acero Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Richardson Memorial Fund, American Bank of Texas, PO Box 1234, Sherman, Texas, 75091

Richardson, Rosemary
Rosemary Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2001 - Rosemary Richardson, 59, passed away on Sept. 18, 2001. She is predeceased by her mother, Fern Cox, in 2000; and father, Albert Cox, in 1990. She is survived by son, Kevin Richardson; grandchildren, Brandon (Rondi) Richardson, Crystal Harmon, Elisha Richardson and Trae Richardson; one great-grandchild, Uriah Richardson. Rosemary is also survived by her grandfather, Elmo Cranford; sisters, Pamala McConnel and Ilona Millison; brother, Alford Cox; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. With the exception of residing for three years in Laughlin, Nev., Rosemary lived her entire life in Pueblo, working as a medical records technician at the Colorado State Hospital and Department of Corrections. She was a devoted mother/grandmother and took great pride in her family. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following graveside services, the family invites you to join them at the family home, 1727 Claremont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Richardson, Samuel
Samuel Richardson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The body of Samuel Richardson was forwarded to Denver, Monday, October 4, by The Davis Mortuary.

Richardson, Thomas M.
Thomas M. Richardson – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 15, 1872 – Died – At Canon City, Colorado on Sunday, the 11th inst., Mr. Thomas M. Richardson, aged about 45 years.

Richardson, Velma M.
Velma M. Beisel Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Of Pueblo passed away March 26, 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Marion, Kan., to Gotfred and Juliann Beisel. She spent her lifetime doing, giving and caring for others, as this was her special gift. She and her husband, Red, owned a trucking business, where she was the bookkeeper and known as "Mom" to their employees. During her 60 years of marriage to L.L. "Red" Richardson, who survives her, they endured many challenges and happy times together, from the Depression to the pure joy of their children and grandchildren. She was a true homemaker. She is remembered for putting a wonderful meal on the table, being a companion and business partner to her husband, an attentive and giving mother, and graciously giving of her time and love to all who knew her. She always instilled how special family is to her daughters, Judy (Charles) Scott and Amy (John) Pilger. She dearly loved and cherished her grandchildren, Tyler J. Pilger, Todd J. (Jane Hamilton) Pilger; and Tim J. Pilger, who passed away January 2001. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with The Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations are made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Richardson, Zella M.
Zella M. Richardson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1950 - Zella M. Richardson, Rt. 54, Box 207, Eastwood, local hospital Friday. Wife of Frankie E. Richardson. Mother of Iona Mae, Robert, Jean, Betty Marie, Wallace Earl and Iva Earline. Sister and sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Ester Young, and Dan and Anna Young, Pueblo, Floyd and Elma Young. Guthrie, Okla., and sister of Fred Young, Calipatria, Calif. Daughter of Bert Young, Pueblo and niece of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Currah, Pueblo. Services Rouch chapel Monday 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. M. M. Mott, pastor of the Park Hill Christian church officiating. To Valhalla.

Richeson, Arlene
Arlene Webb Richeson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2006 - Arlene Webb Richeson, 94, went to be with the Lord July 20, 2006. Survived by her children, Dona (Paul) Cason, Pueblo, Ken (Pat) Richeson, Williamsburg, Va., Ray (Linda) Richeson, Centennial, Colo.; sister, Edna Rae Moody, Grand Junction, Colo.; brother, Kenneth (Margaret) Webb, Eckert, Colo.; grandchildren, Brad and Renee Cason, Robin Verschoor, Kent, Scott, Randy and John Richeson and Sara Snell. Also survived by 15 great-grandchildren. Arlene is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, A.K. Richeson; sisters, Velma and Anna; and brother, Bob. She was born in Ca–on City, Colo., Dec. 5, 1911, to Robert and Clara Webb. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gideon's International and her Christian Challengers Sunday School Class. Special thanks to Dr. Stjernholm and the staff at Life Care Center for the wonderful care they gave Arlene. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., with the Rev. James Harley officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the First Baptist Church direct, or through Montgomery & Steward.

Richey, Ethel N.
Ethel N. Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2003 - Ethel N. Richey, 86, passed away March 17, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Clarkson Amidon. Survived by her children, Kenneth Richey, Robert (Sylvia) Richey and Charles (Anna Rose) Richey, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nancy (Tom) Mallard, Karen (Mark) Garcia, Paula (Mark) Light, Tony (Donna) Richey, Annett Richey and Cindi (Ken) McCombs; and by eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn Amidon of St. Paul, Minn.; and by three nieces and nephews. She was a member of Eagles No. 145 for several years. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 28900 County Farm Road. For further information, see

Richey, Mabel O.
Mabel O. Richey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2004 - Mabel O. Richey passed away May 18, 2004, in Pueblo. Mable was born March 31, 1911, in Braymer, Mo., to Charles and Hattie Kasper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arlo Richey in 1992; her parents; two sisters and one brother. Mabel's survivors include her children, Pat Richey of Michigan, and C. Lowell (Susan) Richey of Iowa; grandchildren, Heather (Tadd) Gabrielson and Charles Martin Richey; and her great-granddaughter, Payton. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment of her cremated remains will be in the Braymer Cemetery in Braymer, Mo., at a later date.

Richie, Arthur B.
Arthur B. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Arthur B. Richie, the last of the WWII fighter pilots, passed away July 19, 2000. "You know how you can tell a cowboy, son?" "How, dad?" "He only talks about cows." In other words, a lifetime commitment. Be it cows, a job or, for Art and Terry, a love affair that lasted 57 years. Those who knew my dad and mom, or who had parents with golden anniversaries, understand. A short story about my mom and dad. Let's talk about Art, the stats. Art was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 28, 1921, to Arthur B. Richie I and Helen Divelbiss Richie, also born in the neighborhood, Swallows, up river and Boggs Flat on the St. Charles; enough family tree. Art had a childhood filled with changes. Art lost his father at age 6 to a railroad accident in the Gorge, worked for the D&RG and lived through the Great Depression, but Helen Richie raised a very handsome, strong, intelligent man. Art studied constantly and when the Americans joined WWII, Art took the entrance exam for Army Aircorp Officers School. He scored high and went off to the war and to find my mom, Bridget T. Kilcoyne born in Forforshire, Scotland, on March 29, 1925. She passed away June 26, 2000. From hoghead on the D&RG to P47 Thunderbolt pilot in the European Air Offensive, Art distinguished himself by winning the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Flying Cross and one Oak Leaf Cluster. Meanwhile, stationed outside London, dad procures a motorcycle and heads off to London to the destiny that Bridget "Terry" Kilcoyne shared: B-17 escort, dogfighting and scraffing during the week and my mother and he on the weekends. Probably not so much matter of fact, I happened -- Arthur B. Richie Jr. Art also had a second tour to Korea as a wing intelligence officer. He served with distinction, receiving the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. Art returned to Pueblo to work at the CF&I Steel Mill as a hoghead until he retired. Art had some regrets at the end. He felt with his battle with cancer, he was paying for the things he had done during WWII. I think now of those 57 years that Art and Terry clung to each other. They turned the bitter seed of their war generation into love and light, through thick and thin, sickness and in health. Art and Terry would like to thank posthumously the following: for Bridget T. Richie, all the staff at Life Care Center, South, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin. For Arthur B. Richie: Dr. Sloan and staff for helping him fight a long battle with cancer, Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their guidance and loving support, St. Mary-Corwin 5100 staff, the Huerfano Medical Center and the VA nursing facility. As for me, the son of a heroic, intelligent, tender and loving father and the son of a beautiful, vivacious, loving mother - I feel fortunate to have had such wonderful, loving parents. Neighbors, friends and family will miss my mom and dad's 57-year romance, until death do they part. Both Art and Terry have been cremated in the Davis Crematory.

Richie, Bridget T.
Bridget T. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2000 - Bridget T. Richie passed away June 26, 2000, in Pueblo. Bridget was born March 29, 1925, in Forforshire, Scotland, to Patrick and Bridget O'Donnell Kilcoyne and had lived in Pueblo since 1945. Mrs. Richie was employed as a receptionist for Martin Music for many years. She is survived by her husband, Arthur B. Richie of Pueblo; a son, Arthur B. (Donna) Richie of La Veta; six sisters; and two grandchildren. There will be no public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Richie, Edith E.
Edith E. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1998 - Edith E. Richie, 100, was born Feb. 13, 1898, in Blairsville, Ga. She passed away Sept. 17, 1998, in Pueblo at the Life Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer T. Richie. She is survived by her granddaughter, Donna (Terry) Harris- her son, Craig- and numerous nieces and nephews. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, and was a teacher for 20 years. She taught in Delta and Reed, Colo. Member of the following Masonic organizations: Beauceant, Daughters of the Nile, Eastern Star and the White Shrine. She was quite active in her garden club and dearly loved to make flower arrangements. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo since 1914. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at the First Baptist Church. Cremation, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may contribute to a charity of their choice.

Richie, Harriett E.
Harriett E. Richie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1914 - The funeral of Mrs. Harriett E. Richie one of the pioneer women of Pueblo county was held at her late home yesterday 2:30 p.m. from Swallows. The Rev. Conley conducted the service and spoke of the beautiful life of the deceased. The pallbearers were selected from the old timers, W. R. Hamlin, S. F. Woods, W. H. Harney, Hal Wells, Sam McBride, W. P. Conney. The flower bearers were Mrs. Nitelen and Mrs. McBride. The choir sang: "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "Calling Today," at the grave "Rock of Ages." The interment was in the Swallows cemetery in charge of Davis and Vories.

Richman, Carl Bryant
Carl Bryant Richman -Walsenburg World-Independent - January 5, 1944 - Carl Bryant Richman, for many years a resident of La Veta, died at a Pueblo hospital last night. He was born May 24, 1873, in Hancock, Mich., and died at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his wife; by four sons, Carlos, Louis and Chester, all members of the armed services; and John of Denver; and by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Brewer of Alamosa. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Carl Bryant Richman - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Died, Carl Bryant Richman, 71 leaving his wife, sons Carlos, John, Chester and John and daughter Dorothy Brewer.

Richmond, Ardath Fern
Ardath Fern (Orendorff) Richmond - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 26, 2006 - Ardath Fern (Orendorff) Richmond, 85, of Colorado Springs, CO passed away November 22, 2006, at Crystal Home Care in Manitou Springs, Colorado. She was born June 11, 1921, in Columbus, Nebraska to Mable and John Orendorff (who preceded her in death). Ardath married Russell Calvert, from this union they had four children: Robert, Loa, Russell and Ardath Susan. Her husband Russell passed away in 1964. Ardath married Ernest L. Richmond June 11, 1982, who from a previous marriage had three children: Phyllis, Carol and Gherald. Ardath worked at the US Forest Service for several years and the Pueblo Dept for thirteen years, and owned and operated a restaurant in Pueblo for several years. Ardath is survived by 11 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephew and a lot of friends. Ardath enjoyed reading, music, a lot of hand crafts and photography. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd, 80910 with her burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crystal Home Care, 316 Clarksley Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829.

Richter, Catherine
Catherine Moore Richter - Huerfano World - February 8, 1990 - Catherine Moore Richter, 101, died recently in Long Beach, CA. Born in La Veta on May 15, 1888, she was the daughter of John and Irena Coffey Moore, who came to La Veta in 1876 to operate a general store. She was a former art teacher at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison and won acclaim as a painter, sketch artist, lithographer, weaver, woodcarver and writer. She wrote her autobiography last year at the age of 100. She is survived by her daughter Elsa Hopkins, Carlsbad, CA and her son Dr. Henry L. Richter Jr., Arcadia, CA.

Richter, Doris
Doris Richter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Doris Richter, 77, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 4, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Maryville, Mo., to Emery Johnson and Faye Agnes Dale. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by parents and one brother. Survived by brothers, Harold Johnson, Rocky Ford, R.D. Johnson, Manzanola, and Jere Johnson, Houston, Texas. Funeral, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Crown Hill Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver.

Richter, Nigel J.
Nigel J. Richter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2001 - Nigel J. Richter, 46, passed away Oct. 31, 2001. Services will be held in Rock County, Wis.

Rick, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Rick - Selma Enterprise - September 1, 2004 - Selma, CA - Hanford resident Dorothy M. Rick, 82, formerly of San Diego, died Aug. 24 in a Hanford hospital. Dorothy was a retired switchboard operator for J C Penney in San Diego. There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glad Tidings Church in Hanford, with burial in Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund of Hanford, 9241 13-1/2 Ave., Hanford, CA 93230. Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel.

Rick, Mary Georg'ia'
Mary Georg'ia' (McGovern) Rick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2005 - Mary Georg'ia' (McGovern) Rick, 74. Born to William and Reha (Faricy) McGovern. Attended Pueblo Catholic Schools, graduating in 1948. Continued on to Pueblo Junior College and graduated in 1950 from the Psychiatric Aide class No. 1. Worked at Colorado State Hospital until 1959. She then traveled throughout the U.S. with her Marine husband and family. In 1977, she became a Realtor and worked at Fountain City Reality until 1984. After moving to California in 1984, she worked in retail sales until returning to Pueblo in 1990. Mary Georg is predeceased by parents; sister, Virginia Marie, first husband, Raymond P. Eklund; sons, Daniel John in 1965, and James A. in 1993. Survived by husband of 46 years, Robert E Rick; children, Paula R. Rick of California, Raymond E. (Susie) Rick of California, Mary V. Rick, Gus R. (Theresa) Rick and William R. (Sherrill) Rick all of Pueblo. Four grandchildren, Brandon S. Rick, Kayla M. Rick, Anthony J. Rick, and Dylan J. Rick, all of Pueblo; sister, Joan McCullah of Pueblo; and brother, John W. (Judy) McGovern of Colorado Springs; as well as several nieces and nephews. Charter member of Our Lady of the Meadows parish and ladies alter society. Recipient of the Golden Circle for 55 years membership of Beta Sigma Phi. Member of Eagles No. 145 ladies auxiliary. Reception of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, Our Lady of the Meadows Parish, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo. Contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Our Lady of the Meadows Parish.

Rickard, Jewell Bishop
Jewell "Judy" Bishop Rickard - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 22, 1995 - Jewell "Judy" Bishop Rickard, 69, a homemaker and avid genealogist, died Aug. 18, 1995, at her home in Pueblo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward, 4720 Surfwood, Pueblo, with Bishop Tim Heaton officiating. Burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth. Mrs. Rickard was born April 19, 1926, in Kiowa to W.H. Ernest and Jessie Pearl (Daniels) Bishop. She was married Oct. 1, 1943, in Pueblo to Harold A. Rickard, who is deceased. Mrs. Rickard had lived in Cobleskill, N.Y., from 1963 to 1977, and then moved to Colorado Springs, where she lived from 1977 to 1986. She moved to Pueblo in 1986. Mrs. Rickard had an associate's degree from Pikes Peak Community College and a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the University of Southern Colorado, where she graduated phi theta kappa in 1984. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2nd Ward, in Pueblo. She was a librarian for the Family History Center in Pueblo. She is survived by three sons, Steven of Garland, Texas; H. Michael of Denver; and C. Daniel of Groton, Conn.; and four daughters, Henrietta Palmer of Colorado Springs; Judith Rickard of Vienna, Va., Rebecca Dolan of Fountain; and Suzanne Nope of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. She is also survived by a brother, Clifford Brown of Pueblo, and by a sister, Pauline Wheeler of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 2910 Beacon St., Colorado Springs 80907.

Rickelman, Benson Francis
Benson Francis "Ben" Rickelman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2003 - Benson Francis "Ben" Rickelman, 83, retired attorney and judge, passed away on Oct. 28, 2003, in Pueblo West, Colo. He was born on Jan. 30, 1920, in Effingham, Ill., to Harry and Bertha Rickelman who preceded him in death, along with his brother, Maurice Rickelman of Effingham. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jeannette; three children, Henry "Harry" J. Rickelman of Arvada, Colo., Mary Cay Spurlin of Commerce City, Colo., and Rosemarie Findlow of Holiday Shores, Ill.; sister, Anna Marie Wiedman of Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Joanna, Ben, Hannah, Jeffrey, Amber, Anthony and Kristina. Judge Rickelman was a devout Catholic, World War II veteran and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Before his health failed, this devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle was active in the church and community, and in his spare time, enjoyed golf, music, mystery novels and entertaining his grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West, Colo.

Ricken, Bertha F.
Bertha F. (Davis) Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2001 - Age 83, of Pueblo and former La Junta resident, passed from this life at the Life Care Center of Pueblo, on Aug. 20, 2001. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Recitation of the Rosary and Prayers of Commendation will be held in La Junta at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish at 2 p.m. Bishop David L. Ricken, Coadjutor Bishop of Cheyenne, will officiate. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in La Junta. Bertha was born in Ingalls, Kan., to Herman Wesley and Lillie Mae (Schnieder) Davis on Oct. 4, 1917, and was married to G.W. “Bill” Ricken on April 19, 1949, in Dodge City, Kan. Bertha completed training as a registered nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Dodge City, Kan., in 1941. She entered the Nurse Corps of the U.S. Navy in 1943, doing tours of duty in California, Idaho and Hawaii. She was honorably discharged a lieutenant in 1946. Following her military service, Bertha worked at St. Anthony and Trinity Hospitals, Kansas State Veterans Home in Fort Dodge, Kan., and La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home, retiring in 1978. Survived by sons, Mark A. (Linda) Ricken of Flagler, Colo., and Bishop David L. Ricken of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter, Carol A. Ricken of Pueblo; sister, Nellie Swanson of Galva, Ill.; grandson, Christian Alan Ricken, step granddaughters, Lori and Leslie; step-great-grandchildren, Brittany, Luke and Sydney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. “Bill” Ricken; parents; three brothers (Ira, Jim and Jack); and three sisters (Ruth, Vera and Mary Rosalia). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ricken Family Endowed Scholarship Fund of Newman University in Wichita, Kan., or the Ricken Family Seminary Burse of the Diocese of Pueblo or the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter. All donations care of the funeral home.

Ricken, Gregory L.
Gregory L. Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - Gregory L. Ricken, 43, of 32900 County Road 11, Las Animas, died Aug. 26, 1997, at his home. Rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday with Mass of commendation to follow at 10 a.m. Friday. Both services will be at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, La Junta. Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colorado

Ricken, William
William Ricken - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1987 - William Ricken, 93, died March 22, 1987, at La Junta where he had been a resident for the past 47 years. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Both services at La Junta Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Father David Ricken will be officiating. Mr. Ricken was born in Lorup, Germany, on March 24, 1893. The son of Gerhurd and Margaret Ricken. He came to the U.S. in 1911, settling at Covington, Ky. Mr. Ricken married Christina Hanekamp on July 27, 1916, in Covington and the couple moved to Dodge City, Kan. in 1920 where he went to work for the Santa Fe Railway. He transferred to La Junta in September 1940. Mr. Ricken retired in 1958. He was a member of Carmen of America. Survivors include eight children, seven daughters-in-law and one son-in-law: G.W. and Bertha Ricken, La Junta; Mary Margaret Watkins, Denver; Alvin and Tommy Lou Ricken, Pocatello, Idaho; Paul and Madonna Ricken, Pasadena, Calif.; Joe and Ruth Ricken, Fresno, Calif.; Doris and Harold Rizzuto, La Junta; Bob and Jerry Ricken, La Junta; Leroy and Kay Ricken, Las Animas; Vern Ricken, Elk Grove, Calif.; sister, Tekla Schmedthans, Lorup, Germany; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany. Preceded in death by wife, Christina, in January 1979 and one son, John Ricken, in January 1982.

Rickert, Norma E.
Norma E. Rickert - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2000 - Norma E. Rickert passed away at home Oct. 30, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Born March 31, 1921, in Clinton, Okla. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rita and Marvin Nimmo; brother, Bill Nimmo; nephew, Bill Nimmo Jr.; grandson, Kevin Ray Bleiker; former husband, George J. Rickert; and her precious poodle, Tiger. Norma is survived by two daughters, Julianne Hart-Bankier of Beulah, Colo., and Sandi Lynn Bruce of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kimre Coronado of San Antonio, Texas, Keri Bleiker of Beulah, Colo., Melanie Bruce of Pueblo; and one great-grandchild, Kris Coronado of San Antonio, Texas. Norma retired from Diodosio wholesale liquors. She devoted several years to the care of both parents in their home. Norma will be remembered mostly by her gift of laughter, kind heart, and incredible knowledge. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. At her request, graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food or flowers. Contributions can be made in her name to Vineland United Methodist Church, 1587 36th Lane, Vineland, CO 81006 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Rickes, Yvonne
Yvonne Rickes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - Yvonne Rickes, 82, passed away Dec. 24, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Denver.

Ricks, Edna F.
Edna F. Ricks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1986 - Edna F. Ricks, 92, a Pueblo resident for 30 years, late of 1104 W. 18th, passed away March 16, 1986, at the residence of her granddaughter, Sandy (Peter) Beizaee. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband, Sam W. Ricks, and a son, Sam W. Ricks Jr. She is survived by 13 children, Blanche Iiams, Wyonna (Claude) McPhail, Beulah (Bill) Scharton, Jake (Lillian) Ricks, Lou (Carl) Ruzanski, and Mae (Leon) Miller, all of Pueblo; Paul (Violet) Ricks of Henderson, Ky., Glen (Bill) Ricks, and June (Caldwell) Beck, both of Chelsea, Okla., Oleta (Theodore) Quigley of Talihina, Okla., Jack (Helen) Ricks of Loveland, Billy (Mary Ann) Ricks of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Everett (Pat) Ricks of Canon City; 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Etta Summers of Davenport, Okla.; and one brother, Earl Casper of Tyler, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Duke Brown of the Park Hill Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1104 W. 18th or 1320 Alexander Circle.

Rico, Raymundo
Raymundo Rico - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1998 - Raymundo Rico, 97, of Weston, Colo., entered into eternal rest on Feb. 9, 1998, in Pueblo, where he had made his home for a short time. He was born in Torres, Colo., on Jan. 15, 1901, to the union of Felipe Rico and Teodorita Deaguerro, who both predecease him. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Maria Soledad Rico- by first born son, Fred Rico- one sister- three brothers- two grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and son-in-law, Gilbert Bueno. Survivors are children, Elvera (John) Roberto, Jacksonville, Fla., William (Anita) Rico, Mesa, Ariz., Joseph Rico, Cecelia Bueno, Anna (Glenn) Johnson, all of Pueblo, Rose (Guillermo) Guerrero, Seattle, Wash., Frederick Rico, Colorado Springs, Maria (Isaac) Archuleta, Northglenn, Phillip (Beatrice) Rico, Trinidad- 36 grandchildren- 52 great-grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members including, Henry (Elsie) Tafoya, Segundo, Colo. Raymundo was a coal miner, having worked in area mines for more than 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of UMWA Local 9856. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Holy Trinity Church. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family will greet friends at St. Joseph's Hall immediately following the funeral services. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-Coal Miners Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 17, Trinidad, Colo. 81082.

Ricotta, Frank A.
Frank A. “Ray” Ricotta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2003 - Frank A. “Ray” Ricotta, was born Nov. 14, 1923, and passed away June 13, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary Ricotta; his brother, Francesco; sisters, Judith Stepich, Josephine VanCino and Adelaide Dixon. Survived by his wife, Tina; sons, David (Roni) Ricotta, Pueblo; Steven R. (Lucinda) Ricotta, Florence, Colo.; daughters, Francene Geiger, Maize, Kan.; Janie Fitzpatrick of Pueblo; and Gerry (Sam) Faraj of Goddard, Kan.; grandchildren, Amy, Carrie and Matt Ricotta, Michael and Brandon Geiger, Steven and Jessica Ricotta, Donald Cerise, Darrin Faraj, Jerrianne Garcia, Leila Wilson and Saraj Faraj; ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith Smith; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray served for four years in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from CF&I after 37 years. He loved golfing and bowled in several leagues over the years. He was a member of BPOE Elks No. 90 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Visitation, from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ricottone, Lena
Lena Ricottone - Huerfano World - January 30, 1992 - Lena Ricottone, 82, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Walsenburg, Sept. 20, 1909, to Mike and Nora Rey Ricottone, she was one of seven daughters. She was reared in Walsenburg and attended school through the eighth grade. For nearly 50 years she had worked for and then managed Walsenburg Feed Store since 1965. Miss Ricottone was a member of St. Mary Church, Catholic Daughters of America and Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a sister, Mickey Falsetto, Walsenburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church Monday. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Ricottone, Paul
Paul Ricottone - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - Paul Ricottone, 86, of Denver, formerly of Aguilar and Walsenburg, died Feb. 14, 1993 at his home. Born June 16, 1906 in Bethlehem, PA, as a young man he worked at CF&I Stores in Morley and Tioga and later was part time owner of Star Grocery in Walsenburg. He then moved to Denver and worked at the United Bank of Denver until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and past president of Walsenburg Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Lida, Denver; a brother, William Ricottone, Pueblo; four sisters, Josephine Briggs, Colorado Springs, Jennie Thomas, Denver, Carolyn Malano and Wilma Ruiz, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad. Burial will be in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Rico-Vera, Tammy Jo
Tammy Jo Rico-Vera – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – Tammy Jo Rico-Vera, 41, went to be with the Lord in a peaceful place, June 27, 2004. She was full of life for everyone. Tammy was fun, kindhearted and continually giving. Survived by loving husband, Jose Luis Vera; son, Raymond Rico; parents, Joe Rico and Margaret Rico; siblings, LouAnn Infante, Delores Rico, Anita Clemens, Ray Rico; many nieces and nephews; as well as the children she cared for. Condolences are being accepted at 1218 Eilers, Pueblo, CO, 81006, and Angelus Chapel. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

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