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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Riddell, Melanie
Melanie Riddell - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 22, 2006 - Melanie Riddell left this life at her home on Thursday, 16 November. She is survived by her mother Rose Trapp of Titusville, Florida; her daughter Krystle Marts (Riddell) of Colorado Springs; her grandchildren Aspyn and Dominic Marts; her brothers Kenneth R. Trapp of Castle Rock, and Darren Trapp of Pueblo. She was preceded in her journey by her father, Kenneth L. Trapp. Melanie was a "Springs" native; a 1977 graduate of Wasson High School; and worked for several Colorado Springs employers - including Riviera Cabinets, Western Forge, Marriott Hotels, Texaco and Current Inc. She will be fondly remembered for her smiling sense of humor, and her unwavering, never-missed-a-game support of the Denver Broncos. A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd., 80910 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Denver Broncos Charities 1701 Bryant St. Ste. 1400 Denver, CO 80204.

Riddle, Harold Luddwig
Harold Luddwig Riddle - Greenhorn Valley News - April 10, 1997 - Harold Luddwig Riddle, born July 2, 1899 in Greenbush – St. John's, Michigan, passed away March 30, 1997. Preceded in death by wife and mother of his children, Nellie Mae (Guest) Riddle and children, Robert Dale, Velma Anna (Riddle) Clennin and James Lee, and second wife, Cecil Sebree. Mr. Riddle is survived by grandchildren, Richard (Linda Lou) Clennin III, James (Nevada) Clennin, Linda Clennin Hadden, and Roy (Brenda) Clennin as well as eleven great grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Mr. Riddle traveled all over the southwest in a covered wagon and was the oldest living person in the Greenhorn Valley. He was a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association, The American Hereford Association, Modern Woodsmen, was one of the founders of Rye Home Credit Union, now called Decibel Credit Union, and a member of Rye United Methodist Church. Mr. Riddle's funeral service was held April 3 at the Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment at Brookside Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Also ran in the Pueblo Chieftain, with added information: Following the interment a reception will be held at the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Riddle, Mary R.
Mary R. Riddle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Mary R. Riddle passed away May 30, 2001. Survived by her daughter, Bettye (Grant) Anderson, Pueblo; nephew, Rush (Sheri) Sorey; great-nieces, Suzanne, Melissa, Rebecca and Krystal Sorey, all of Lake, Miss.; and numerous cousins. Member of the Methodist Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star, and was a founding member of the Over 40 Club. She was born to Agnes Ellen (nee Graham) and Henry Clay Rush in Lake, Miss., and was a Pueblo resident for 46 years. Mary taught in Mississippi, North Carolina, Las Animas and taught and retired from School District No. 70. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, June 2, 2001, from 3 to 5 p.m. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Animal Welfare Society or to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund through the funeral home.

Riddle, Wilsie Arthur
Wilsie Arthur Riddle - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1998 - Wilsie Arthur Riddle, 81, of Pueblo died July 14, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born June 9, 1917, in Springfield, Colo., to William A. Riddle and Elizabeth Crane. He was born in a sod house in Springfield, Colo. In 1925, he moved to Canon City where he attended school, farmed and raised cattle until 1950. He then moved to Westcliffe until 1962, before moving to Colorado Springs where he worked on the Banning and Lewis Ranch until 1982. He maintained Banning and Lewis property in Fowler until 1993, then moved to Pueblo. Preceded in death by wives, Anna Mae Priest, in 1985, Helen Murray, in 1958, and Ruth Young, in 1948, two sisters, Lola Foraker and Ethel Ellis- and one son, Walter Riddle, in 1942. Survived by children, Beverly O'Roake, Englewood, Colo., and Karen (Bill) Schafer, Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 1998, at Wilson-Andrews Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery.

Riddock, Virginia
Virginia Riddock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2003 - Virginia Riddock, 89, passed away Dec. 5, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike "Minch" Riddock; her sister, Thelma Kochevar; and her parents, Rudolph and Mary Kochevar. She is survived by her children, Michael (Rosemary) Riddock, Portland, Ore.; Kirk (Florence) Riddock, Michelle Riddock and Kenny (Mary Jane) Riddock, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked in the food service industry for many years, including working for the Minnequa Club and for Tim McCarthy. At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church.

Ridenour, George A.
George A. Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - George A. Ridenour passed away Oct. 30, 2003, in Pueblo. George was born Jan. 22, 1941, in Pueblo, to David and Mable Ridenour. He was employed as a Water Commissioner for the State of Colorado for many years, before his retirement in 1998. George was preceded in death by his father in 1976. His survivors include his wife, MaryAnn, of the family home; children, Chawn (Steve) Spera, Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour; grandchildren, James, Dustin, Colton and Taylor; his mother, Mable Ridenour; sister, Patricia Spicola; and his special friends Terry Furney, Jack Sikes and Danny Marques, all of Pueblo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ridenour, Mable
Mable Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 -Mable Ridenour passed away March 1, 2004, in Pueblo. She was born June 3, 1919, in Pueblo, the youngest of six children to Frank Daman and Bertha Anderson Daman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David S. Ridenour; her son, George; two brothers and one sister. Mable is survived by her daughter, Patricia Spicola; daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Ridenour; grandchildren, Chawn (Steve) Spera, Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour, Carol (Steve Tapia) Ridenour and David (Heidi) Ridenour; great-grandchildren, James, Brook, Russell, Dustin, Deena, Colton, Timmy, Steven and Taylor; her brother, Pete Daman; and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Ridenour will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ridenour, MaryAnn
MaryAnn Ridenour - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2004 - MaryAnn Ridenour passed away Oct. 29, 2004, in Colorado Springs. MaryAnn was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Pueblo, to Roscoe and Frances Price and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Shirley Rae Price; mother-in-law, Mable Ridenour; and her husband, George A. Ridenour. Her survivors include her children, Chawn (Steve) Spera and Dustin (Stacie) Ridenour, both of Pueblo; her mother, Frances Price of Pueblo; brother, Charles (Dale) Price of Utah; sister-in-law, Patricia Spicola of Pueblo; four grandchildren, James, Dustin, Colton and Taylor; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Ridenour will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rider, Viola
Viola Rider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1997 - Viola Rider of La Junta died Dec. 25, 1997, in La Junta. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery.

Ridge, Newell
Newell Ridge - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1996 - Newell Ridge, 80, Fowler, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, at his home. He was a Fowler resident since 1983 and retired in 1980 from Escondido Datsun Nissan dealership. Survived by his wife, Norma, of the family home; daughter, Bonnie (Mel) Spell, Escondido, Calif.; one granddaughter, Laura Lee (Eddie) Spell-Marquez, Temecula, Calif. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996, at the First Baptist Church in Campo, Colo., Rev. Leon Cummings officiating. Burial in the Campo Cemetery.

Ridge, Walt
Walt Ridge - Huerfano World – August 9, 2001 – In Remembrance - Tomorrow, 27th July 2001 will be the 60th anniversary of the death of two classmates of my Huerfano County High School Class of 1940: Walt Ridge and Bob Hendrix. Walt drowned in Andrews Lake east of Walsenburg, and at the same time Bob drowned in a lake in Canada. The identical Hendrix twins, Robert and Ralph, had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and had just completed their initial period of training. Walt's funeral took place in the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, July 30th, and Bob's in the Baptist Church on Saturday, August 2nd. Their graves are in the Masonic Cemetery. Ralph, the twinless twin, went on to enlist in the United States Naval Air Corps where he flew a plane based on an aircraft carrier in the pacific. Toward the end of World War II when the desperate Japanese resorted to the suicidal use of the 'Kamikazi," the day came when one struck the carrier Ralph was on, and he perished. His body was buried at sea. To you, Walt Ridge, and Robert and Ralph Hendrix, my perpetual thanksgiving for all your unforgettable gifts and spiritual treasures in my life. Crist Lovdjieff [This is a fragment of the large article submitted by Crist Lovdjieff.]

Ridolfi, Betty Lee
Betty Lee Ridolfi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2005 - Betty Lee Ridolfi lost her brief but courageous battle with cancer on July 3, 2005, at the Fluente De Vida Hospice in Pueblo. She was born in Roy, N.M. to Louis Allen and Ruby Olevia Schneider Smith on Oct. 13, 1940. Betty is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Louis; her daughters, Donna (Mike) McKenzie and Bernidine Censner of Woodland Park; her son, Michael of Trinidad; and her brother, Ken (Patsy) Smith of San Diego, Calif.; and was the proud and loving grandmother of nine grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Peggy Taylor. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005, followed by a reception, King of Kings Lutheran Church, located at 2561 Vinewood Lane. A brief graveside service will held at 5 p.m. that same afternoon, at the Woodland Park Cemetery.

Ridolfi, Louis Fulvio
Louis Fulvio Ridolfi - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 27, 2007 - Louis was born on Oct. 22, 1933, in Raton, N.M., to Angelo and Maria Ridolfi. He passed away on Sept. 26, 2007, at Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. His loving family was at his bedside at the time of his passing. Louis grew up in Raton, N.M., graduating from Raton High School and attending New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he met and married his wife of 49 years, Betty Lee Smith, in 1956. The couple moved to Colorado in 1957 where Louis worked in construction on major projects such as Eisenhower Tunnel, Dillon Reservoir and Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD). In 1966, he began working for Mountain Bell, now known as Qwest, and retired in 1993 after 27 years of service. After Betty passed away in 2005, Louis moved to The Pueblo Regent, an independent retirement community. He resided there until shortly before his death upon which he moved in with his daughter, Donna, and husband, Mike, in Colorado Springs. During his time at the Regent, Louis made many great new friends and continued to enjoy his hobbies - crossword puzzles, poker, watching sports of all types and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoyed watching the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Also preceding Louis in death are his parents, his stepmother, Elvira Ridolfi, his brothers, Bernadino and Bruno, his sister, Liana, his brother-in-law, Don Cash and his niece, Barbara Ridolfi. Surviving are his three children - Donna McKenzie (Michael), Colorado Springs, Michael Ridolfi (Traci), Trinidad and Bernadine Vayle (Frank), Woodland Park. He was the very proud grandparent of ten grandchildren; Renee, Ryan and Reid Raleigh, Lisa and Derick Carraway, Jacob Censner, Anthony and Audra Ridolfi, and Kristen and Matthew McKenzie. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Lina Cash and Marie Simovich (Johnny), his sisters-in-law, Carolyn Ridolfi and Louise Ridolfi, one brother-in-law, Ken Smith (Patsy) and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Louis' name to The Springs Rescue Mission, 5 West Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. A funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodland Park Christian Church, 1003 Tamarac Parkway in Woodland Park. The church is located off North Highway 67 east of Shining Mountain Golf Course.

Rieck, Esther Frances
Esther Frances "Fran" Rieck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Esther Frances "Fran" Rieck, 98, passed away Feb. 19, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Nancy (Gordon) Bailey of Littleton, Colo.; sister, Roberta Campbell of La Junta; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; cousin, Adeline Macaulay; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd M. Rieck on July 20, 1977; daughter, Mary Frances, on Dec. 17, 1934; two brothers and two sisters. Born April 30, 1905, in Raton, N.M. Fran graduated from La Junta High School in 1923 and married Lloyd on Dec. 24, 1924. Member of the First Baptist Church in La Junta and Order of the Eastern Star, Chivington Chapter 32. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of La Junta or the Colorado Boys Ranch through the funeral home.

Riegel, Glenn
Glenn Riegel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1987 - Glenn Riegel, late of 1327 E. 12th Street, passed away Oct. 16, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital after a short illness. Born in Stafford County, Kan., Oct. 31, 1900, longtime Colorado resident. Farmed in the Wilson, Undercliff and Orchard Park areas. Pueblo resident since 1975. Preceded in death by his wife, Marzella, May 1981; and five brothers. Survived by brothers, Guy L. Riegel, Lafayette, Colo.; Woodrow Q. (Eleanor) Riegel, Pueblo. Enjoyed all senior citizen activities, especially the Unique Antique Band. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment, Imperial. Please omit flowers.

Riegel, Woodrow Q.
Woodrow Q. Riegel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 14, 2001, in Pueblo. Woodrow was born in Ford, Kan., on Nov. 12, 1912, and had lived in this area since 1937. He farmed in the Avondale area for many years before moving into Pueblo, where he was employed by the United Bank. Mr. Riegel was a member of the Avondale Lions Club, the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Cactus Rebekka Lodge, as well as the Divine Science Church in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, in 1989, and is survived by his close friends, Latrelle Stock, Nancy Goodenough and Giau Kim Tray. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at 4 p.m. in the Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave., with Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating.

Rieger, Dorothy
Dorothy Rieger - Huerfano World - February 2, 1995 - Dorothy Rieger, 75, of Colorado Springs, died Jan. 28, 1995 in that city. She was born Jan. 25, 1920 in Charlie, TX, and was a homemaker and a pioneer minister for 36 years with Jehovah's Witnesses. Memorial service was Monday from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Walsenburg. Cremation. Survivors include three daughters, Janice A. Mahan, Grand Junction, Lillian E. Gile, Walsenburg and Lynette F. Phillips, Lamar; three sons, Walter Rieger, Fruita, Samuel Rieger, Clifton and Mark Rieger, Escondido, CA; six sisters, one brother, 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Riegler, William J.
William J. Riegler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2000 - William J. Riegler, age 70, passed away Dec. 30, 1999. Survived by his daughter, Rita (Ron) Palmer, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all of Las Vegas. Also survived by his sisters, Marge Paseka and her family, Pueblo, and Annie Lee, Idaho; nephews, Wayne Lee, Oregon, Richard Lee, Nebraska, Charles Lee, Oregon; nieces, Sheryl Knight, Idaho, and Carol Roges, Oregon; and niece and nephew, Patricia and Robert, of Salida. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank Sr. and Anna Riegler; brothers, Frank, Joe and Charles; and sister, Helen. Mr. Riegler was a member of the SNPJ Lodge. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Private inurnment at a later date, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.

Riepenkroger, Winifred J.
Winifred J. Riepenkroger - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Winifred J. Riepenkroger went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2002. Winifred was born on May 23, 1918, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Elmer and Bessie Rhoades. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman S. Riepenkroger; son, Melvin Riepenkroger; brothers, Leo Rhoades, Archie Rhoades, Benjamin Rhoades and Harry Rhoades; and sisters, Lois Vela, Doris Kilgore and Maureen Parr. Winnie is survived by her children, Winifred (Jim) Johnson, Herman (Doris) Riepenkroger, Patricia Craig, Donald Riepenkroger, Jerry (Mary) Riepenkroger and Karen (Curtis) Hull. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was employed at the Pueblo Day Nursery for many years and enjoyed her time with the children. Winnie was very active and enjoyed keeping busy with many different interests, including embroidery, traveling to see the sights and visiting her children and grandchildren. She especially loved to take trips to see the aspens in the fall. She will be greatly missed by all, including the friends she made at University Park Care Center. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Central Christian Church. Private inurnment.

Riewoldt, Delia Ethel
Delia Ethel Riewoldt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1998 - Delia Ethel Riewoldt. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Lakeside Cemetery with Terry Eyman, Chaplin for Sangre de Cristo Hospice-West, officiating.

Riffe, John Vernon
John Vernon Riffe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2002 - Age 50, of Billings, Mont., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. The son of Estes Vernon and Joan Riffe, John was born May 18, 1951, in Anderson, S.C. John received his master's degree from the School of Library Science at the University of South Florida. He had worked 15 years at the public library in Pueblo, Colo., before moving to Billings in 1994 to serve as head of the technical processing department for the Billings Parmly Library. John married Noreen Stringfellow in Pueblo, Colo., March 2, 1985. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Montana Library Association and the Arkansas Valley Audubon. John taught Internet classes for SRDA seniors and enjoyed acting and drama. He loved Jimmy Buffet, Mel Torme, movie trivia and was an avid University of Florida Gators fan. Survivors include his wife, Noreen of Pueblo; mother and stepfather, Joan and Curtis Culver of Tampa, Fla.; brother, George (Linda) Riffe of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Connie (Rich) Croasdaile of Moreland Hills, Ohio; two stepsisters, Susie (Rodger) Gerstung of Orlando, Fla., Rene (Larry) Lynch of Tallahassee, Fla.; a stepbrother, Chuck Culver of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Merry (Rob) Martin; and mother-in-law, Wilma Stringfellow of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his father, Estes Riffe; and brother, Mark Steven Riffe. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Audubon.

Rigg, Elwyn J.
Elwyn J. Rigg – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – Elwyn J. Rigg, 97, passed away June 26, 2004. Survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Rigg; son, Ronald (Michiko) Rigg of Arvada, Colo.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jonathan) Kobayashi, Randy (Vicki) Rigg, Danelle (Arden) Hodgins, Kelly (Kari) Rigg, Richard Rigg, Kevin (Darla) Rigg and Terry Rigg; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wives, Grace J. Rigg on Dec. 3, 1985, and Gladys J. Rigg; and son, Kenneth Rigg in 1996. Elwyn was born April 27, 1907, in Queen City, Mo. He retired from the Open Hearth Mill at CF&I and was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Viewing at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh Street, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Private family interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Riggan, Anna
Anna Riggan – Castle Rock Journal – July 31, 1903 – Mrs. Anna Riggan who was recently declared insane in the county court at this place died at Pueblo last Thursday.

Riggenbach, Minnie M.
Minnie M. Riggenbach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Minnie M. Riggenbach, passed away March 11, 2000, in Del Norte, Colo. Minnie was born Aug. 30, 1907, in the Rock Creek area and was a lifetime Monte Vista area resident. Minnie was employed as a LPN for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by husbands, Bruce Bogart and W.R. Riggenbach and one son, Loren Bogart. Her survivors include her stepdaughter, Bettie (Bruce) Bond; her son, John (Nancy) Bogart; and sister, Helena Kelling; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2000, in the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Riggin, Parthena
Parthena (Pat) Coe Riggin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2003 - Parthena (Pat) Coe Riggin, born July 18, 1929, passed away June 28, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert "Bob" Riggin; daughter, Cathy (Rusty) Thimmes of Pueblo; sons, Jim (Pat) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Richard of Lakewood, Colo., Ray (Julia) of Wheatridge, Colo.; sisters, Sue Ann (Herb) Carnesecca of Lees Summit, Mo., Betty Denno of Cassville, Mo.; grandchildren, Jesse (Shelly) Thimmes, Coleman (Toqua) Thimmes, Jaime, Vanessa, Erica, Nicole, Teague, Dylan and Rayce Riggin, and Ryan Wiley; great-granddaughter, Madison Thimmes; numerous nieces, nephews and great friends. Pat was a member of Central Christian Church for 40 years and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Memorial Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave.

Riggins, Janece
Janece Riggins - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1998 - Janece Riggins, 74, former longtime Kiowa County resident and more recently of Lamar passed away Sept. 17, 1998. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Eads Assembly of God, Eads, Colo. Interment, Eads Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Riggio, Cary Michael
Cary Michael Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Cary Michael Riggio, age 29, passed away July 2, 2000. He is survived by his parents, Samuel and Judith Riggio; and brothers, Mark (Lynnette) Riggio, Plano, Texas, and Dean Riggio, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nephew, Daniel Riggio, Plano, Texas. Also survived by his aunts and uncles, Dennis (Kathy) Rosolini, Pueblo, Susan Luttrell, Littleton, Colo., Lynette (Don) Musso, Pueblo; as well as numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Sam and Mary Riggio and Angelo and Ruth Rosolini. Cary was a graduate of Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., where he was active in the marching band. He was an avid artist and an art student at Pueblo Community College. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to the American Epilepsy Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Riggio, Joe Tony
Joe Tony Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1987 - Joe Tony Riggio, 77, passed away July 13, 1987, at Southside Manor. Survived by three sisters Rose Ybarra, Prescott, Ariz., Carmelita Cruz, Frances Morris, both of Aguilar; several nieces and nephews and friends. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, St. Anthony Church, Aguilar. Cremation.

Riggio, Mary
Mary "Cathy" Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2002 - Mary "Cathy" Riggio, 71, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Grahek; brother, Joseph Grahek; and mother- and father-in-law, Nick and Mary Riggio. Survived by her loving husband, Frank Riggio; children, Karen Shallbetter, John Demicell, Robert (Marcus) Demicell, Mary Ann (Mike) Vigil; stepchildren, Sandra (Mike) Spinks, Judy (Dale) Tweedy, Loretta (Brent) Mosbarger, Marilyn (Mike) Gogolowski, Frank Riggio; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by numerous family and friends. Viewing, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Riggio, Mike N.
Mike N. Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Mike N. Riggio, area businessman of Aguilar, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2002. He was 75. He was born in Aguilar, Colo., to Virginia (Riccatone) and Pasquale Riggio. He attended Aguilar Schools, graduating in 1945. He attended Trinidad State Junior College, receiving his degree in auto mechanics. Mike served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On Aug. 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jean Delasanta at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo. Together with his wife they owned and operated the Riggio's Bar and Lounge in Aguilar. He was also employed as maintenance supervisor at the Trinidad State Nursing Home from 1956 until his retirement in 1989. Preceding him in death are his parents, Virginia and Pasquale Riggio; 6-month-old daughter, Sharon Kay Riggio; wife, Jean Riggio, who passed away one year and three months ago; and brother, Frank Riggio. Survivors are his children, Karen (Paul) Montera, Trinidad, Carol Riggio, Trinidad, Michael Riggio, Pueblo; grandchildren, Regina (Brian) Bonsignore, Parker, Colo., Kristina (Gary) Vezzani, Trinidad, Eric Riggio Guadagnoli, Trinidad, Roman Montera, Trinidad; great-grandchildren, Dominic Bonsignore, Parker, Colo., Lexy Riggio, Trinidad, Gianna Vezzani, Trinidad, Briana Bonsignore, Parker, Colo.; sister Josephine (Pips) Biundo, Raton, N.M.; great-aunt, Mickey Falsetto, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews, including Bernie (Bob) George and family of Raton, N.M., Eva Chavez and sons, Raton, N.M.; and many dear friends, especially Max Gonzales, Yvonne Payne and Christina Zanolini. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, with recitation of the rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Pete Prato, Vito Alfonso, Bob Mantelli, Chris Paradisa, Jim DeGarbo, Joe Alvarez, Reuben Vigil, all the members of Aguilar Town Board who served with Mike during his term as mayor of Aguilar, San Isabel Electric Board Members and the Aguilar School Board Members. Active pallbearers are Ralph Fausone, Bill Wood, Joe Arnone, Sam Amato, Pete Quintero and K.J. Shaddy. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at Twin Pines Clubhouse (Trinidad Golf Course). Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate Inc., 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210-5846 or the TSJC Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund. Family may be contacted at 818 W. Kansas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Riggio, Nick
Nick Riggio - Greeley Tribune - November 17, 2005 - Nick Riggio, 90, of Greeley, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, at his home. He was born June 25, 1915, to Augustino and Josephine (Glaviano) Riggio in Trinidad. On Dec. 4, 1938, he married Ada Venturelli in Los Angeles. Mr. Riggio lived in Southern California from age 5 until moving to Greeley in 1993. He was a partner in a furniture-making company in Los Angeles. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, and especially loved time with family. Survivors are his wife, Ada Riggio; a daughter and her husband, Jolene and Ken Fulton; and a granddaughter, Christina Fulton, all of Greeley. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Congregational Church, 1525 43rd Ave., Greeley. Family graveside services will be Friday in Linn Grove Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial gifts may be made to The Navigators in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.

Riggio, Nick
Nick Riggio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1987 - Nick Riggio, May 10, 1987. Husband of Mary Riggio. Father of Josephine (Bart) Elich, Denver; Velma (Ralph) Winch, Pueblo; Sister Jacqueline Riggio, Sisters of Charity, Tennessee; Frank (Cathy) Riggio, Pueblo; Nina (Ted) Templeman, Limon; and Charles (Sandy) Riggio, Pueblo. Grandfather of 31. Great-grandfather of 28, Brother of Nancy Tarver, La Junta; Frank (Josephine) Riggio, Pueblo; and Sam Riggio, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Charles Riggio, and sisters, Mary Canto and Minnie Dionisio. He retired from CF&I Steel in 1968 as a carpenter foreman. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish and CF&I Retired Men's Club. Lifetime member of Fin and Feather Club. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday; rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room Tuesday evening following the Mass.

Riggio, Peter
Peter Riggio - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1916 - Man Shot Through Window - Pueblo - Peter Riggio, owner of a grocery store at Vineland, and John Solela, 16, one of his employes, were sitting in the living room of the store building when a charge of buckshot was fired through the window at the older man. Riggio is believed to be dying at the Minnequa Hospital here and Young Solela is in a dangerous condition. Members of the Riggio family say they have no idea who could have made the attack.

Riggs, Clarence L.
Clarence L. "Clancy" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - Clarence L. "Clancy" Riggs, 68, of 547 Maple Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died a this home Aug. 12, 1999. Memorial funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Funeral Chapel, Las Animas, Colo.

Riggs, Kathleen F.
Kathleen F. "Katie" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2006 - Kathleen F. "Katie" Riggs, 86, of 435 Locust Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Las Animas. Katie is survived by daughter, Roxanna (William) Deal of Las Animas; three grandchildren, Rhonda (Greg) Koenig of Beloit, Kan., Roger (RaeLynn) Deal of Thornton, Colo., and Rana (Chip) Brown of Las Animas, Colo.; also seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Morley of Pine, Ariz. Memorial funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, at the First Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo.

Riggs, Mary J.
Mary J. Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Mrs. Mary J. Riggs passed away Dec. 23, 1987, in Denver. Survived by her husband, Gerald L. Riggs of the family home; sons, Leroy Riggs, Wayne Riggs, and Donald Riggs, all of Denver; two sisters and four brothers. Survived also by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Born May 15, 1 924, in Eads, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, having worked many years at Chefs Market. Member of Fairmount Church of the Nazarene. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Flores officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Riggs, Nathan D.
Nathan D. "Dan" Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 1987 - Nathan D. "Dan" Riggs, late of County Road 150, Westcliffe, passed away Monday in a Colorado Springs Hospital at the age of 73. Born Jan. 21, 1914, in Majestic. Lived in Westcliffe for the past 38 years. Lifelong resident of Colorado. Worked for Wildlife Division of the State of Colorado for 34 years, retiring in 1983. Preferred protestant faith. Member of Masonic Lodge of Silver Cliff, NRA, Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club, Custer County Sheriff's Posse. Deputy Sheriff of Custer County for several years. First married Katherine Griggs, who preceded him in death Oct. 25, 1950. Married on June 8, 1954, in Raton, N.M., to Arlie Crabb. She survives, as do three sons, Darald (Gayle) Riggs, Yukon, Okla., Dean (Rene) Riggs, Westcliffe, Frank (Karin) Riggs, Thornton; two grandchildren, Brian and Kathy Riggs, both of Thornton; three brothers and three sisters, W. A. (Clara) Riggs, Belen, N.M., Mary Elizabeth Riggs, Trinidad, Ethel (Pat) Dolan, Enid, Okla., John (Nancy) Riggs, Wichita, Kan., Rhoda Nicol, Long Beach, Calif., Robert (Marjorie) Riggs, Denver; sister-in-law, Polly Riggs, Newbury Park, Calif. Service, 10 a.m. Friday at Rainbow Lutheran Camp at Hillside with interment at Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe. Masonic service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Don Simonton officiating. Mr. Riggs will lie in state at Community Methodist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dan Riggs memorial fund in care of Custer County Bank, Westcliffe.

Riggs, Thorine H.
Thorine H. Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Thorine H. Riggs, 53, of Pueblo, formerly of Plainville, Conn., and Washington, Pa., passed away Sept. 17, 2001, in her home after a seven-month battle with cancer. She was born in Keene, N.H. on May 5, 1948. She graduated from Thayer High School in Winchester, N.H., in 1966. She moved to Northampton and graduated from Northampton Commercial College with her associate's degree in 1968. She then made her home in Connecticut before moving to Washington, Pa., in 1984, where she attended Robert Morris College and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University. After moving to Colorado in 1997, she was employed by Neighborhood Housing Services of Pueblo. She also ran her own business, T.H. Riggs and Associates, out of her home. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce R. Higley; father, Harold E. Higley; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus R. Goodell, and Mr. and Mrs. George E. Higley. Her survivors include her daughter, Lorelei “Lori” E. Gerbasi of Pueblo West; her future son-in-law, George K. Orr of Trinidad; her mother, Elaine F. Higley of Pueblo West; nephew, Bruce R. Higley II of Texas; niece, Ronda J. Guymond of Virginia; second cousins, Ryan, Aaron, Amanda and Meghan; and her lifelong friend, Judith K. Llaser of Connecticut. She is also survived by her first husband, Jeff A. Gerbasi of Nevada, and second husband, Charles E. Riggs, of Pennsylvania. Thorine also leaves behind stepchildren Charles Bryan Riggs, James Robert Riggs and Candy Otte, as well as five step-grandchildren Jill, Jodie, Bryan, Charlie and Heather Riggs. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all whose lives she touched. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Brain Tumor Association through the mortuary office.

Riggs, William Joseph
William Joseph Riggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - William Joseph Riggs passed away on Aug. 21, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Hazel- son, Jason- daughter, Jazelle- mother, Jackie- sister, Pamela Wymer several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Orville William Riggs. Bill was born in Arkansas, spent most of his life in New Mexico and died in Colorado. He was a humble, but passionate man who put his family's needs before his own. He worked hard his whole life to provide comfort and security for his loved ones. He was an intelligent, talented man who possessed a hearty laugh, an infectious sense of humor and energy to burn. He wore his heart on his sleeve and gave love and laughs to everyone around him. We will mourn his passing, but he, himself, would never question God's wisdom. He was so many things to so many people: student, soldier, hard worker, joker, preacher, artist, athlete, friend, caring brother, devoted son, loving husband and beloved father. Will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Interment took place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Riggsbee, Theophelus
Theophelus Riggsbee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1940 - Theophelus Riggsbee, of 1022 East Seventh Street, local hospital Tuesday. Survived by his widow, Ella; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Arbaugh, Oakland, Calif.; and Mrs. C. G. Rhodes, Los Angeles, Calif.; sons, Louis of Oakland and Mack of Los Angeles. Member of the Park Hill Christian Church.

Rigirozzi, Mafalda
Mafalda (Tillie) Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Mafalda (Tillie) Rigirozzi, 78, of Florence died Dec. 24, 1998. She was born March 10, 1920, in Rouse, Colo., to Antonia Dalla Vecchia and Clelia Dalla Vecchia. In June 1938 she married John Rigirozzi in Aguilar, Colo. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and Eagles Auxiliary. Tillie was a wonderful wife who loved her home and her flowers. She lived in Florence for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, John Rigirozzi, to whom she was married for 60 years- sisters, Roma Febbraro, Trinidad, Colo., and Raymo Dalla Vecchia, St. Flares Shore, Mich.- and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents, and brother, Raymond Dalla Vecchia. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Both services at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Interment following services at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Rigirozzi, Mary Dazzio
Mary Dazzio Rigirozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1997 - Mary Dazzio Rigirozzi passed away Oct. 16, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Rigirozzi in 1965. Survived by her children, Nick Rigirozzi, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Rose Marie (Gerald) Howell, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by four grandchildren, Nick Rigirozzi Jr., Oregon, John (Kim) Howell, Denver, Colo., James (Lori) Howell, Canon City, Colo., and Marietta Teachout, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and seven great-grandchildren, Katie, Leeann and Maureen Warbington, Jennifer and Vanessa Howell and Diandra and Adam Howell. Also survived by sister-in-law, Rose Dazzio, Pueblo, Colo. Also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Betty J. Rigirozzi, and nine brothers and sisters, including Sam (Margaret) Dazzio and John Dazzio. During Mrs. Rigirozzi's early marriage, the family lived in Coal Creek, Colo., then came to Pueblo in 1942, where she lived in the same home for 54 years. She cultivated beautiful roses, enjoyed traveling and took trips abroad as well as in the United States. After her husband's death, she devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rigirozzi was a member of St. Theresa's Society of Vineland and St. Leander parish where services will be held. Visitation, Sunday, 2-4 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rigler, Esther Ellen
Esther Ellen Rigler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Esther Ellen Rigler, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 23, 1999. Preceded in death by loving husband, Ralph Rigler. Survived by daughter, Ann Romano, Vancoover, Wash.; and son, Kelly Boling, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Esther to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Rike, Eugene
Eugene Rike - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Eugene Rike, a prominent member of the Pueblo business community for more than 45 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. He was born in Pueblo on June 28, 1925, to Tillie and Morris Rike. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dr. Bernard Rike and Melvin Rike; an infant sister; and his son-in-law, Byron LeBlanc. He is survived by Lucille Rike of Pueblo, his wife of 55 years; daughter, Nancy LeBlanc of Pueblo; granddaughter, Kristen LeBlanc of Boulder; grandson, Eric (Michelle) LeBlanc and great-grandchildren, Alex and Morgan LeBlanc of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Joan Rike of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother-in-law, Elden (Virginia) Kirch of Lewellan, Neb.; nephews, Randy Rike of Los Angeles, Duane (Rita) Kirch of Lewellan, Neb., Paul (Sarah) Kirch of Seattle, Wash; niece, Lannie (John) Legler of Los Angeles; grandnephews, Eric and Jeffrey Legler of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tristan Kirch of Lewellan, Neb. Gene graduated from Centennial High School in 1944, attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, and returned to Pueblo in 1946 to take over Rike's Jewelry Store, the family business that he owned and operated for 16 years. In 1972 he was employed by Bernstein Brothers Co., which he later purchased and renamed Stockman's National Supply. Gene was active in Pueblo business circles for over 45 years. In the past, he was a president of Pueblo Sertoma Club, a board member for the Easter Seal Committee, the Boy Scouts Executive Council, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95, Southern Colorado Consistory, a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, organized the Shababs, President of B'nai Brith, Associate Guardian of the International Order of Job's Daughters Bethel No. 3, a member of the Al Kaly Shrine, and a board member of Pueblo Boulevard Bank. He was a current member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Gene was a kind and generous man with a great sense of humor. He loved people, and had many friends in all walks of life. He never met a stranger. Gene had a wonderful group of friends, and will be missed greatly by them and by his family. A memorial service will be held in Gene's honor at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with a reception following the service in the Fireside Room. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005, or to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave. Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Rikhoff, Edward G. Sr.
Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2005 - Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr., sunrise, Aug. 24, 1917, sunset, May 10, 2005. Loved by all and leaving behind his loving wife of 57 years, Marcelle Rikhoff; son, Ed G. Rikhoff Jr.; daughter, Kathy (Peter) Plourde; grandchildren, Michelle McPowell, Tim McNerney, Jason (Teresa) Yaun, Laura Yaun, Spenser Rikhoff, Brandon and Cameron Plourde; great-grandchildren, Max and Sammy McPowell, Tyler McNerney, and Sara Yaun. Bud served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 1941 to 1946, stationed in Newfoundland as a mechanic. He worked at the P.A.D. from 1949 to 1976 where he developed a Jeep assembly. Bud loved working on cars, especially his antiques. He was president of the VMCCA for two terms, and was also the treasurer and president of the Model T Club. Bud toured the U.S. in his vintage cars with both clubs. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese since its establishment, and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, accompanied by the Elks Lodge. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Sharmar, where he received exceptional care. The family will welcome friends at the church hall after the interment. Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2005 - Edward G. "Bud" Rikhoff Sr. Also survived by his brother, Frank (Betty) Rikhoff; sister-in-law Mary; brother-in-law, Peter; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresa Rikhoff; brother, Jim Rikhoff; and sisters, Eileen Shenyer and Marcella Ross. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese.

Rikhoff, Francis John
Francis "Frank" John Rikhoff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Francis "Frank" John Rikhoff, 81, passed away Dec. 21, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty, whom he married on Nov. 16, 1946; son, Gerald (Denise); daughters, Theresa Rikhoff, Janet (Richard) Kramer and Franceen Rikhoff; grandchildren, Kandace Dearmont (Ben), Melisa Matthews (Craig), Richard Kramer (Valerie), Kristin Kramer, Francis Rikhoff, Tanya Grevelding (Scott); great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jeremiah Dearmont, Cody and Brandon Kramer, Devryn, Andrew and Lexie Rikhoff, Tyler and Tabitha Grevelding, and Amanda Matthews; sisters-in-law, Sophie Lest, Dorothy Zinn, Lorraine (Del) Mair, Mary Rikhoff, Marcelle Rikhoff and Alice Perme; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Theresa and George; brothers and sisters, James, Edward, Marcella and Eilene. Frank served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at CF&I from Dec. 24, 1942, to June 30, 1986. A special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, especially ICU, 4100, ER, Emily Moore, Andrea and Mike Perkins. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rikhoff, Mary A.
Mary A. Rikhoff - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Mary A. Rikhoff, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with her husband and family, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Rikhoff; parents, George and Loretta Soffa; brother, George Soffa Jr. Survived by her children, Judy (Jim) Reed, Jim (Linda) Rikhoff; brother, Lawrence (Sandy) Soffa; sisters-in-law, Beulah Soffa, Marcelle Rikhoff and Betty Rikhoff; brother-in-law, Pete Ross; grandchildren, David (Pat) Reed, Rick (Shannon) Reed, Jeff Reed, Charlie Reed, Brian (Tami) Rikhoff and Brent (April) Rikhoff; great-grandchildren, David Reed Jr., Kyle Reed, Megan Rikhoff, Morgan Rikhoff, Chelbie Reed, Shojn Reed, Rikkie Reed, Kamryn Reed and Darby Rikhoff; numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of VMCCA and Model A&T Club, Canasta Club, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 3641, and Christ the King Parish. She enjoyed traveling and going to Cripple Creek. Mother was a very strong woman, the family nucleus. She took care of her mother and father, helped with her father-in-law and mother-in-law, and also her aunt. In the recent months, mom had great providers who took care of her in her time of need. The family would like to give special thanks to Andrea, Marie, Bea, Bonnie, Angie, Patty and Rochelle, and also Dr. Louise Schottstaedt. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, Christ the King Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Riley, A. E.
A. E. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 1987 -"Ed" A. E. Riley passed away July 7, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mary, of the family home; four children, Lavona (Donald II) Vunderlin, James (Paula) Krumanoker, Theresa (Jean) Dasher and Michele (Don) Lewis; six grandchildren, Donald III and Brian Wunderlin, Buffy and Tabitha Dasher and Shane and Nicholas Lewis; brothers and sisters, W. D. (Frances) Riley, Fannie (Melvin) Redd and Lillian (Norvel) Littlefield; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. E. and Ethel Riley; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Ruth Riley. Born May 28, 1926, in Brownwood, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with William Masimer of the Prairie Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Graveside service to follow at the Fowler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Riley, Agnes C.
Agnes C. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 - Agnes C. Riley passed away July 23, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Agnes was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Kalamazoo, Mich., one of eight children to the union of Philip and Clara Clauss. She married Ward Riley Sr. in Kalamazoo, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29, 1989. Agnes lived 76 years of her life in Kalamazoo, and this was, indeed, the city she loved. Everyone in Colorado never heard the last of all the wonderful aspects of Kalamazoo, Mich. She worked for over 40 years as a secretary, administrative assistant and retired from Mead Products in 1980 as personnel director. Her favorite hobby was knitting and she gave lots of sweaters, afghans and panda bears to family and friends throughout the years. During her 10 years in Colorado, she lived at the Pueblo Regent and really enjoyed the friends she made there. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward; and three siblings. She is survived by three children, Sandy Savage of Pueblo, Dr. Ward (Susan) Riley Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., and John Riley of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Scott (Kelley) Savage of Fort Collins, Colo., Jeff (Melissa) Savage of Springfield, Ore., Nat (Nursel) Riley of Ankara, Turkey, and Sarah Riley of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Eileen Riley. She is also survived by two brothers, Carl (Mary) Clauss of Sunland, Calif., and Lawrence Clauss of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters, Marilyn (David) Wall and Sister Sheila Clauss of Kalamazoo, Mich. Services will be held in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Thursday, July 29, 2004. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be sent in Agnes' name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, CO, 81005, or to Sisters of St. Joseph, PO Box 31, 3427 Gull Rd., Nazareth, MI, 49074.

Riley, Conal P.
Conal P. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1999 - Conal P. Riley, 78, of Pueblo, departed this life on Feb. 10, 1999. Graveside funeral service and burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at the Veterans National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, Colo., with full military honors by Lamar V.F.W. Post No. 3621. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Virginia of Pueblo- by six children, Paul Riley of Wichita Falls, Texas, David (Katie) Riley of Colorado City, Christopher Riley of Pueblo, Kay (Jim) Teague of Little Rock, Ark., Karla Riley of Pueblo, and Sondra (Mike) Riley of Pueblo- by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, James, Everett and Homer Riley, all of Texas- by his mother-in-law, Margaret Ybarra of Lamar- and many other relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Riley, Donald C.
Donald C. “Rip” Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2001 - Donald C. “Rip” Riley of Pueblo West, formerly of Denver, passed away Nov. 20, 2001. Cremation will take place. No services.

Riley, Emilia A.
Emilia A. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1951 - Emilia A. Riley. Funeral will be held in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, today 9 a.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated in the Shrine of St. Therese at 9:30 a.m. Interment Roselawn cemetery.

Riley, Eugene
Eugene Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Eugene Riley, infant, died at local hospital July 21. Funeral this afternoon in charge of United.

Riley, James P.
James P. Riley - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 22, 2007 - James P. Riley, 61, passed away on March 7, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born May 14, 1945 to Philip A. and Virginia L. (Fitzgerald) Riley, Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri. James was a self-employed real-estate broker, US Army Veteran, former member of the Pueblo Country Club and an avid golfer and traveler. He was the beloved father and best friend of Kristin Rae Tucker (Noel); beloved brother of Barbara Riley; uncle to Jacqueline Davis (Larry), Michael Fallert (Leslie), Ron, Curtis, Ian, Erin and Meggan Riley; great uncle and good friend to many. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Skybox Lounge, 2102 East Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Odyssey Hospice, 4465 Northpark Dr # 400, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.

Riley, John Patrick
John Patrick Riley – Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1990 – John Patrick Riley, 14, passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 11, 1990. Survived by his parents, Donald R. Riley, Pueblo, and Edna F. Riley, Garland, TX. Also survived by his grandparents, Mrs. H. S. Riley, and Mr. S.E. Riley, Patoka, IL. John was born May 5, 1975 in Pueblo. He was a ninth-grade student at Central High School. Visitation hours noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 1990 at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 1990 at Imperial Chapel. Private family interment.

Riley, Robert
Robert Clark Riley - Huerfano World - April 9, 1992 - Robert Clark Riley, 95, of Walsenburg, died at his home Tuesday morning, Apr. 7,1 992, of an apparent heart attack. Born Sept. 18, 1896, in Pictou, he was reared in Walsenburg and attended schools here, graduating from Huerfano County High School in 1916. He attended Dartmouth University for a time. Mr. Riley married Daisy Dean "Dot" Hunker, Apr. 14, 1923 in Walsenburg. He worked as an accountant for a coal mining company and had interests in real estate and a laundry in Durango for a time. He retired and he and his wife lived in Walsenburg. She died in 1982. A member of Huerfano Lodge No. 27, AF&AM and the Scottish Rite, he is survived by a niece. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Boies Almont Chapel. Huerfano Lodge will conduct the graveside service in Masonic Cemetery.

Riley, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 13, 2002, in Clayton, N.M. She was 83. Mrs. Riley is survived by her husband, George, of Grenville, N.M. At her request, no public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Riley, Virginia C.
Virginia C. “Ybarra” Riley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - Virginia C. “Ybarra” Riley, 65, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 29, 2003. Born Feb. 17, 1938, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Conal P. Riley; son, Joey Lee Riley; parents, Frank and Margaret Ybarra; great-granddaughter, Celia; and brother, Richard. Survived by her children, David Riley, Karla (Rogelio) Riley, Sondra (Michael) Stetler, Christopher Riley, all of Pueblo, Paul Riley, Wichita Falls, Texas, Kay (James) Teague, Little Rock, Ark.; brothers, Frank, Joe, Billy, Bobby, Freddie, Raymond, Anthony and Jimmy; sisters, Dolores, Rosie, Toni, Mercy and Margaret; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation to follow.

Rilling, Claude
Claude Rilling - Huerfano World - August 22, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Claude Rilling was killed in an auto accident on Lougheed hill. [Editor's Note: Claude Rilling died August 20, 1924. Obituary listed World Independent, August 22, 1924, Page 1.]

Rincon, Manuel
Manuel Rincon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1997 - Manuel Rincon, 72, departed this life Dec. 3, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, Manny," as he was known to friends and co-workers, was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Smelter. He retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity. He was one of the organizers of the Pueblo Independent Softball League. He also organized the Assumption Church Festival Softball Tournament. He was very active in the community, working and playing sports with the young players who aspired to play baseball and softball. He also umpired, announced, kept scores and coached players at Stauter Field. He encouraged youngsters whether they were playing baseball, softball, football or boxing to be the best they could, always show good sportsmanship, win lose or draw. Manny" touched many lives. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary DeNava Rincon, of the family home- three sons, Donald (Vicky) Rincon, Pueblo, David Rincon, Denver, Ricky (Diane) Rincon, Pueblo- daughter, Mercedes (Joseph) Johnson, Spangdahlem, Germany- two sisters, Ramona (Sabino) Martinez, Elsie (Frank) Fontanez, all of Pueblo- five grandchildren, Anne Rincon, Donald Rincon Jr., Dalton Rincon, all of Pueblo, Chris and Danny Johnson, both of Spangdahlem, Germany- in-laws, Joseph (Della) DeNava, Pueblo, Pauline DeNava, Denver, Ernie Martinez, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Anita Lucero Rincon- brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Julia Rincon- sister, Gloria Martinez- mother-in-law, Mercedes DeNava- brother-in-law, Guadalupe DeNava. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt celebrant. Military honors at graveside, Imperial Gardens, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross, 3821 W. Pueblo Blvd., 81005.

Rines, William B.
William B. Rines – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 26, 1870 – Died in Pueblo, on the 25th inst., Wm. B. Rines, aged about twenty-three years, formerly of Washington City.

Riney, Ada Mozell
Ada Mozell Riney - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 3, 2006 - June 4, 1917 – September 1, 2006 - Ada Mozell Riney, age 89, beloved daughter, wife, mother and friend, died at Colonial Columns Care Center on Friday, September 1, 2006, following a courageous battle with Alzheimers. Mozell was born June 4, 1917, near the town of Temple, OK, to the late James Elexander Armstrong and Dottie Sanders Armstrong. She attended public schools in and around Hastings and Temple, Oklahoma. Mozell was married to Harold Leissler Riney in Temple, OK, on December 24, 1934. To this union were born three children, Jeretta Ann Hays, Gardner, KS, Harold L. (Hal) Riney, Jr., Hideaway, TX and James Edward (Jim) Riney, Colorado Springs, CO. During Mozell's married life, she and Harold lived and pastored various Southern Baptist churches throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Colorado. Mozell was an accomplished seamstress and pastry cook. She was employed by Tyrone and Forgan, OK school districts as School Lunchroom Head Cook. She also worked for a Drapery Design company in Pueblo, CO, prior to their retirement in 1979. Mozell lived with her husband, Harold, in Edmond, OK , near their daughter, Jeretta Hays, during their retirement until 2002, at which time they moved to Omaha, NE with their youngest son, Jim Riney. Both families moved from Omaha to Colorado Springs in 2003, where Harold and Mozell lived at the Windsong Retirement Center. Mozell fought Alzheimers for approximately 8 years as Harold cared for her until 2005, when she entered a care facility. In addition to her husband of 71 years, Mozell is survived by two sons, Hal and Kay Riney, Jim and Diane Riney, one daughter, Jeretta and Kenneth Hays, a sister, Eva Lilley, and through either birth or marriage – 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, as well as a host of family and friends. Mozell is preceded in death by her mother and father, 5 sisters and 2 brothers, and 2 grandsons. A private family viewing will be at Swan Law with a memorial service conducted at the Hastings Baptist Church, Hastings, OK on September 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the following: Sunrise Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920; Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 Pueblo Blvd Pueblo, CO 81005; YoungLife, 420 N Cascade Ave COS, CO 80901; Alzheimer's Association of Colorado 455 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203; Gazette, Colorado Springs; Southwest Daily Times, 16 S Kansas Liberal, KS 67901.

Ring, Eva Natalia
Eva Natalia Ring - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Eva Natalia Ring passed away June 29, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 16, 1912, in Indiana and moved to Pueblo in 1953. Predeceased by her husband, Loren L. Ring on Oct. 12, 1985- her parents- two sisters- one brother and one great- grandson. Survived by two sons, Don (Jean) Ring and Douglas (Mary Nell) Ring- one daughter, Marlene (Russell) McNealy- one sister, Edna McGlone- four grandchildren- seven great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo and had served as president and deaconess of her Win-One Sunday School Class. Services will be held at the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1997, with the Rev. Morris Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the garden of Last Supper at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Ring, H. B.
H. B. Ring - Colorado Chieftain - May 21, 1874 - The body of H. B. Ring still lies unburied in the city vault in Denver.

Ring, Paul B.
Paul B. Ring – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 18, 1873 – We are pained to learn of the death of Paul B. Ring who died at Canon City, Wednesday the 10th inst., of paralysis, aged seventy. We remember Mr. Ring in connection with a colony scheme on the Fountain above here in the summer of '69. While residing at Fountain he was thrown from a carriage receiving injuries that nearly resulted in his death. His son, Harvy B. Ring, who resides in Denver has our deepest sympathy in this hour of his greatest affliction.

Ringer, Diona
Diona Ringer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Mrs. Diona Ringer of 125 Bridle Trail, June 16, 1986. Wife of Robert J. Ringer. Mother of Lynette Elwell, Dallas, Texas; and Gary Chamberlain, Cameron, Texas. Sister of Velda Jansch, Houston, Texas. Niece of Leitha Yost, Greenwood, Ark.; Gladys Juvenal, Bison, Kan.; Mildred Hays, LaCrosse, Kan.; Agnes Offutt, Utica, Kan.; and Edna Lyda, Blue Springs, Mo. Mrs. Ringer was formerly employed at the Cotton, Jones, Watson Insurance Agency in Colorado Springs and was a member of the Pueblo Life Underwriter Association. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Memorials may be sent to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004. Service announcements later.

Ringo, Nick J. Jr.
Nick J. Ringo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1999 - Nick J. Ringo Jr., 70, of Segundo, Colo., died Dec. 29, 1999, in Segundo. Visitation Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Jan. 3, 2000, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Patti of Segundo, Colo.; son, Garry (Clorinda), Aguilar, Colo.; daughters, Nicoleen (Kenneth) Maenpa, Silt, Colo., Joleen (Scott) Monarco, La Junta, Colo.; brothers, Sam P. (Sarah) Ringo, Trinidad, Pete (Alice) Ringo, Sunnyvale, Calif., Victor (Florence) Ringo, Trinidad; sisters, Frances Garbo, Trinidad, Clara Micheli, Greeley, Colo., Sandina Kerr, New York.

Ringo, Peter
Peter Ringo - Blue Valley Times - March 14, 1913 - Felix and Dominick Arena were placed on trial for the killing of Peter Ringo at Trinidad.

Ringo, Pietro
Pietro Ringo - Brandon Bell - October 18, 1912 - “Sicily King” Found Slain - Trinidad - Lying face downward in the road a mile west of Jansen, near Trinidad, the body of Pietro Ringo, a wealthy Sicilian merchant of Segundo, was found. Ringo had been shot four times by an assassin who evidently had lain in wait for him in a clump of trees by the roadside.

Rink, Gladys V.
Gladys V. Rink - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1997 - Gladys V. Rink, 85, passed away Dec. 2, 1997. Services, 2 p.m. Saturday, Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation until 8 p.m. Friday at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Rinker, Walter
Walter Rinker - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cańon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Walter Rinker - Walter Rinker was born in Iowa and was 52 years of age when he died during the riot of '29. He was shot in the back; it is believed that death was instantaneous. Rinker was on guard duty on the roof to the administration building at the time he was killed. Officer Rinker lived in a boarding house on Greenwood Avenue and was said to be very popular with his friends. He was survived by brothers who lived at the time in Trinidad and Chandler.

Rinkle, Frank L.
Frank L. Rinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Frank L. Rinkle, late of 1314 Lane 32, passed away Oct. 11, 1987. Mr. Rinkle is survived by his wife, Cheryl K. Rinkle of the family home; five daughters, Deanna and Susan Rinkle of the family home and Gwenda Sue Rinkle, Gloria Rinkle and Glennia Pelizzaro, all of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother, Delia Florence Rinkle; a half brother, Henry Ray Parks; two grandsons and two granddaughters. Cremation. The family will receive friends at their home, 1314 Lane 32, all day Wednesday. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office.

Rinn, Frieda Dora
Frieda Dora Rinn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Frieda Dora Rinn, 92, of Huntsville, Alabama, died peacefully Wednesday after a short illness. Frieda was born in her family's farmhouse near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Her parents, William Eggler and Martha Rouff, were Swiss, and Frieda took particular pride in her family of origin and was fluent in German. Her father, mother, two sisters and brother all lived well into their 90s. She attended a one room school and was a graduate of La Crosse High School. She was an active member of her congregation at the Bethel United Methodist Church of Pueblo, Colorado, until relocating to Huntsville this past summer. Frieda pursued life with a passion, engaging in numerous hobbies. Her knowledge and collection of antique dolls (her “babies”) and glass were well known. She maintained a well- manicured yard, and she was an avid gardener. She had an infectious enthusiasm for learning (for example, she completed reading every book by Louis L'Amour). She and Al loved to explore the mountains of her beloved Colorado. Her greatest gift, however, was caring for her family and providing love to all. She and Al were a happy, loving couple for 72 years until her passing. Frieda is survived by her husband, Elphin G. (”Al”) Rinn and two sons and their wives, Peter and Barbara of Placitas, New Mexico, and Roger and Judy of Huntsville. Also surviving are granddaughter, Rebecca Blair Rinn of Huntsville and granddaughter and husband, Drs. Andrea and Richard Rissmiller of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by a son, Elphin Andrew Rinn. Services will be at a later date in Wisconsin. Laughlin Service Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The American Heart Association of your favorite charity.

Rino, Charles
Charles Rino - Huerfano World - May 2, 2002 - Charles Rino died peacefully in the presence of his family on Friday, April 5, 2002, in Watsonville, CA. He was 90. Born in Starkville, Mr. Rino spent his early years as a coal miner for the Taylor Coal Company. In 1948 he moved with his family to Watsonville, where he worked for Texaco Oil Co., Watsonville Meat Co., and Anheuser-Busch Distributing before retiring in 1977. Mr. Rino was a life member of the 3rd Knights of Columbus Council 958. He also was an honorary member of the 4th Degree, Padre Palou Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 158. Mr. Rino is survived by his children, Charles Rino, of Menlo Park, CA, Marianne Poblenz, of Los Altos, CA, and Carol Malmlund, of Prunedale, CA; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Stringari Rino.

Rino, John Joe
John Joe Rino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2002 - John Joe Rino, 67, of Pueblo, passed away April 30, 2002. Survived by his former wife, Fabiola Marquez; sisters, Rose (Carl) Amoto and Nettie Conners; sons, Ralph (Maria) Rino, John Rino and Gilbert (Tina) Rino; daughters, Nina (Mike) Rodriguez, Gloria Rino and Isabelle (Mike) Medina. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Delfina and Dave Rodriguez. He worked and retired from Dana Corp., after a 30 year career. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Chapel. Interment to follow. Military honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family at 906 Bragdon.

Rinterman, Lillian
Lillian Nelson Rinterman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Lillian Nelson Rinterman, 94, formerly of San Francisco, Calif., passed away April 8, 2005. Born in Grey Creek, Colo., on April 20, 1910. Preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Nelson; and second husband, Henry Rinterman; along with her parents, Charles and Lulu Gagliardi; brothers, Frank and William Gagliardi. Survived by sister, Marguerite Hutman of Pueblo and Lucille McCormick of Dunmore, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation. Memorial service at 3 p.m., April 19, at Altera, 4723 Surfwood Lane.

Rio, Charles
Charles Rio - Huerfano Herald – December 16, 1880 - Shocking Murder - A Bullet Hole And Crimson Stains - Tell the Story of a Frightful Crime - This community was shocked by the bringing of news to town last Wednesday evening of the finding of the dead body of another unknown man. The Coroner was notified and on Thursday morning, having summoned a jury, proceeded to the place, about a mile east of town, and held an inquest. The body lay in a bend of the creek, on F.L. Martin's place, about fifty yards from the railroad, and had evidently remained two or three months exposed to the elements, and at the mercy of wolves, coyotes and other preying animals. The head and arms were entirely gone and part of the backbone. A pair of dark colored pants and brown overalls was the only clothing upon his person. After chopping the remains loose from the frozen snow and ice in which they were imbeded a careful examination was had. Four inches below the left collar bone, in the flesh that remained, was found a bullet hole, evidently caused by about a No. 48 ball, with evidence of internal hemorage. In the pockets of the deceased were found a small wooden pipe, a single bladed white-handled knife and a few matches. Fifty feet north of the body was found the humorous bone of the left arm with part of the collar bone, picked entirely free of flesh by buzzards or coyotes. Fifty yards above the body... Of matches, chalk line, and a dark woolen vest. In the pockets of the overcoat was a small bar of soap, and a paper of crackers; and in the crackers a small leather purse, containing $20 in bills, 66 cents in change and a time check for $30 payable to Charles Rio, for labor on the Ft. Garland section, given at Baldy Station, Aug. 26th, 1880. The jury examined several witnesses in the hope of obtaining some clue to the murder, but without being able to substantiate evidence direct enough to lay at the door of any one. The generally accepted theory is that the man was murdered about the 1st of October, and that the ones who committed the crime overlooked the clothing and money hid in the bushes. The jury, after giving the matter a thorough and careful investigation, returned the following verdict: State Of Colorado, Huerfano County. An inquisition holden one mile east of La Veta, in Huerfano County, on the ninth day of Dec. 1880, before James H. Kincaid, coroner of said county, upon the dead body of a man whose name, in the opinion of the jury, is Charles Rio, lying there dead, by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed, the said jurors, upon their candid opinion, the deceased came to his death feloniously, from a pistol or gun shot, fired by the hands of a person unknown to them. In testimony whereof: The said jurors have hereto set their hands, the day and year aforesaid. Signed Edward Berry, P. Gribble, J.W. Blundell, J.D. Colvin, J.M. Alexander, F.L. Martin, Foreman.

Ripke, William F.
William F. Ripke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1952 - William F. Ripke, of 2042 E. Evans Ave., October 14. Husband of Mrs. Ellen Ripke, father of William F. Ripke Jr., all of Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Alma Smith, Mrs. Elsie Nightengale, Mrs. Anna Stewart and Mrs. Alice Wiseman, all of pueblo; and Mrs. Lillian Garey of Salinas, Calif. Veteran of World War I, he was employed at the rail mill at the C. F. & I. Rosary recitation Thursday 7:30 p.m. Broadway Chapel of the George F. Mc McCarthy Funeral Home. Services Friday 8:30a.m. chapel. Requiem high mass 9 a.m. St. Francis Xavier church. Interment Roselawn. The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 – In Memoriam - In loving memory of William F. Ripke who passed away three years ago, Oct. 14, 1952. – Verse - Sadly missed by Wife and Son, Mrs. Ellen Ripke and Billy.

Risoli, James Howard
James Howard Risoli - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2003 - James Howard Risoli, 57, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. Jim was born April 7, 1946, in Blue Island, Ill. He is survived by children, James (Renee) Risoli, Dion (Rebecca) Risoli, Jayne (James Martinez) Risoli, Mario (Denise Kovach) Risoli; and stepson, Levi Armijo; dear friend, Ruby Montoya; brother, Marvin Risoli; sister, Patricia (Gary) Osborne; brother-in-law, Ken Sidenstick; grandchildren, Janae, Derek, Dylan, Jace Risoli, Jordan and Jaylyn Martinez; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by parents, Patrick and Eileen Risoli; and sister, Virginia Sidenstick. Jim was a longtime business owner of J & R Autoworks. He loved riding his motorcycle and driving his hot rod. Jim was a loving father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

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