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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Roe, Atta
Atta Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Atta Roe, 89, passed away Oct. 5, 1998. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today until 8 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Roe, Dudley J.
Dudley J. Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Dudley J. Roe, 83, husband of Eva M. Roe, 2216 Seventh Ave., Pueblo, passed away May 18, 1986. Born Jan. 31, 1903, he lived most of his life in Kansas City, Mo. He was a retired grocer. He had been a resident of Pueblo for the last five years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Joan (Dorsey) Johnston; two grandchildren, Pamela (Gary) Eckhardt of Georgetown, Texas; and Daniel W. Johnston, Pueblo; two great-grandchildren, Allyson and Andrew Eckhardt of Georgetown, Texas; and one sister, Marie Gerkin of Lincoln, Mo. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Cremation. The family may be contacted at the home of his daughter, 1316 W. 31st Street.

Roe, George Washington
George Washington Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The funeral of the late George Washington Roe will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the United Davis-Vories chapel. Rev. T.C. Collister, assisted by the Masonic quartet from Silver State lodge No. 95, will have charge of the service at the chapel. At Roselawn cemetery where interment will be made, the Colorado state grand lodge officers, Hon. Frank G. Mirick as grand master, will conduct the Masonic burial service for Silver State lodge No. 95, A. F. & A. M. The Colorado state grand commandery under escort of Commandry No. 3. Knights Templar, will act as an escort to the blue lodges. Pueblo Chieftain – January 10, 1925 – Masonic Services for George W. Roe - Services over the remains of the late George W. Roe were in the United Davis-Vories chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Thomas C. Collister conducted the services. The Masonic quartette consisting of Thomas A. Christian, David J. Jones, Jenkin W. Bowen and A. G. Briggs, rendered the following selections: “Lead, Kindly Light” and “Abide With Me.” Following the chapel services, the Grand Lodge of Masons, Hon. Frank G. Mirick as Grand Master, assumed charge of the services and escorted by the Colorado Grand Commandery, Knights Templar and members of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 and Silver State Lodge No. 95, who were under escort of Pueblo Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar, marched as an escort to C Street in honor of their departed past grand master and past commander. At Roselawn cemetery, where the interment was made, the Masonic burial service was exemplified. The following acted as honorary pallbearers and active pallbearers; William T. Birdwell, Marshall B. Van Fleet, Joseph Davis, L. Wirt Markham, John S. Windsor, Dr. Robert B. Wolf, Edward T. Hufferd, Dr. Wm. A. Campbell, J. M. Meals, Robert H. Wartenbee, M. Studinkski, W. L. Rees, Anthony Riesenecker, Thos C. Davis, L. J. Dutton and Harry P. Vories. The flower bearers were; Robert A. Steen, John Davies, George Willock, S. F. Reno, Chas. O. Peterson, Gust Anderson, Earl W. Spencer, Chas. B. Crawford, John H. Billings, Edward Redmond and Wm. Peach. The following grand lodge officers participated: Frank G. Mirick, grand master; John D. Long, deputy grand master; George W. Clark, Sr. grand warden; Homer Richardson Jr., grand warden; James Hopkins, grand treasurer; William W. Cooper, grand secretary; Raymond D. Lowden, grand chaplain; Charles L. Young Jr., grand lecturer; Horace H. Mitchell, grand marshall; Obert W. Fell Sr., grand deacon; Hugh S. Walby Jr., grand deacon; Wm. W. Codding Sr., grand stewart; Nels Nelson Jr., grand stewart; and John A. Eklund, grand tyler. The marshall in charge of the blue lodges was Charles A. Pannebaker, and in charge of the Knights Templar being Will D. Grisard. The funeral was one of the largest attended, especially noticeable being the number of blue lodge Masons and Knights Templar who were present.

Roe, James
James Roe - Basalt Journal - May 13, 1905 - John O'Neill, pit boss, and Frank Carmeletto and James Roe, miners, were killed by the caving of a great mass of rock in the Starkville mine of the Colorado fuel & Iron company on the morning of May 5th.

Roe, Jenny C.
Jenny C. Roe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1999 - Jenny C. Roe, 92 of Rocky Ford, died May 25 at Rocky Ford. Funeral services, 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, at First United Methodist Church, Rev. Rusty Butler officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Visitation, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Roebuck, Elva M.
Elva M. Roebuck - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Elva M. Roebuck passed away Sept. 7, 1987, at a local hospital. Services under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoski, N.C.

Roebuck, Naomi Marie
Naomi Marie Roebuck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1999 - Naomi Marie Roebuck, 78, passed away Feb. 19, 1999. Survived by her children, Ollie Jean (William York) Thompson, Melissa Rene Roebuck of Pueblo, Connie Jane (William Kinnan) Roebuck and Dwight David Roebuck of Ohio- 10 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- sisters, Betty Hankins and Ruth Gilbert- brother, Charles Owens- and sister-in-law, L.V. Owens. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Roehl, Clayton A.
Clayton A. Roehl - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 13, 2006 - Clayton A. Roehl, age 76, a Colorado Springs resident since 1991, passed away on October 8, 2006 at his home. Clay was born January 22, 1930 in Romulus, Michigan, a son of the late Fred and Elsie Roehl. Mr. Roehl was a producer-director in commercial television prior to working in public television at Central Michigan University, Florida State University, and Roanoke, Virginia. He received his Master of Arts degree in Communications from Central Michigan University. He moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1970 and worked at Colorado State University-Pueblo in public television and as an educator until he retired in 1995. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1991 where he directed theatre and hosted a morning jazz show on KCME called Coffee with Roehl. He was a big man with a big heart who enjoyed World War II history and puns. He raised his two sons and daughter with his wit and wisdom. He is survived by his former wife, Lois Champion of Denver, Colorado; his sons, Jeffrey (Samantha) Roehl of Pueblo, Colorado; Erik (Angela) Roehl of Batavia, Illinois; and his daughter, Rebecca (John) Faulkner of Arvada, Colorado, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Roehl, Michael Dean, Amber Roehl, Ian Faulkner, Ariel Faulkner, Emily Roehl, Olivia Roehl, and a great-granddaughter, Adrianna Maes. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel. Cremation will follow at Blunt Mortuary Crematory. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to UNICEF, 333 East 38th St. New York, NY 10016.

Rogers, Bobby
Bobby "Bob" Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2001 - Age 71, passed away March 14, 2001. He is preceded by his father, Ferd Rogers. He is survived by his mother, Rosalean Rogers; companion and soul mate, Jeanine Eadie; stepchildren, George (Tracy) Eadie, Sharon (Rich) Robinson; grandchildren, Krysta, Casey and Dylan Robinson; brother, Ivan (Jeanette) Rogers; nieces, Dawn (Forrie) Smith, and children, Dillon and Jerrod, Lisa Renee (Gary) Adamson and children, Nicholas and Garrett. Bob was an avid sportsman. He owned Triangle Electric and Bob Rogers Auto Electric and was known as the best auto electric repairman in Pueblo. Graveside service Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Rogers, C. Rosalean
C. Rosalean Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2003 - C. Rosalean Rogers, 94, passed away Nov. 28, 2003. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Ferd; parents, James and Rosanna Sweet, and son, Bobby; brothers, Samuel Oscar Sweet and Charles Arthur Sweet. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Ivan (Jeanette) Rogers; granddaughters, Dawn Lea (Forest) Smith and Lisa (Gary) Adamson; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Garret Adamson and Dillon and Jerrod Smith. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rogers, Charles Ernest
Charles Ernest Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Age 84, passed away Jan. 25, 2001. Survived by his wife, Edeltraud Rogers. Charles worked at the Pueblo Star-Journal and Chieftain for many years. Memorial scattering, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Rogers, Clara Lee
Clara Lee Middelkamp Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2001 - Clara Lee Middelkamp Rogers was born Jan. 13, 1932, and passed away May 24, 2001, from complications after surgery. She was 69 years old. She was preceded in death by her father Robert L. Middelkamp. Clara Lee was born in Pueblo, Colo., where she lived the majority of her life. She loved music of all kinds, especially classical and was an accomplished pianist. Throughout her life, Clara Lee earned a living through a variety of skills, but was most well known for her expertise as a title closer and received countrywide recognition for that talent. She retired from her profession in 2000. Clara Lee will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Clara Lee Middelkamp of Pueblo; a sister, Eleanor Gale of Georgia; four children, Carol (Mario Gernazio) Tekavec of Pueblo, Robin Cope of Oregon, Bob (Joyce) Cope of Colorado Springs, Lee Cox of Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren, Ty Tekavec, Andy Cope and Kyle Cope. A memorial service will be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Al Kaly Shrine Children's Transportation Fund.

Rogers, Eleanor J.
Eleanor J. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2004 - Eleanor J. Rogers, 81, passed away Dec. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Rogers. Survived by her son, Larry Rogers; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rogers, Florence D.
Florence D. Rogers - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Florence D. Rogers, 70, of Walsenburg, died November 14, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born May 2, 1928 in Walsenburg to David and Theresa Mary Fitzsgerald Wittmer, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. She retired from the Huerfano County Department of Social Services. Mrs. Rogers married Milo Rogers September 28, 1947. She worked as a volunteer curator for the Huerfano Mining Museum, was a member of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Past Matrons Club, a Rainbow and DeMolay Mother, Rebekahs (International Order of Odd Fellows), 4H leader and the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Milo Rogers, Walsenburg and David Rogers, Walsenburg. Funeral service was from United Methodist Church Thursday (today) at 1 p.m. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Rogers, Garland D.
Garland D. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Age 83, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Jan. 10, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Sept. 8, 1918 in Moberly, Mo. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his spouse, Lula Mae Rogers; and brothers, Lyle and Marvin Rogers. He is survived by sons, David Rogers of Des Moines, Iowa, Stephen Rogers of Pueblo West and Larry Kempter of Evans, Ga.; daughters, Vikki Ponx and Patricia Rickabaugh both of Des Moines, Iowa, and Barbara Rogers of Lakewood, Calif.; sister- and brother-in-law, Berdine and Jimmy McKenzie of Des Moines, Iowa. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a contract painter by trade. Upon his wishes, private family services will be held. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rogers, George B. Sr.
George B. Rogers Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1985 - George B. Rogers Sr., 64, passed away in Pueblo on June 25, 1985. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 220 W. Third.

Rogers, Gladys
Gladys Davidson Rodgers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2000 - Gladys Davidson Rodgers passed away July 28, 2000, in Pueblo. Gladys was born on June 12, 1902, and was raised on a ranch in Phantom Canyon near Hartsel, Colo. She later moved to Colorado Springs to complete her high school education. Her working career was spent with the Pueblo Army Depot where she was an inspector and librarian for many years. Mrs. Rodgers was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Pueblo. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed reading, music, gardening and traveling. She particularly loved Hawaii and enjoyed many trips to these islands. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rodgers; her two sons; one daughter, Charlotte Buchanan, who died on May 7, 2000; as well as many of her close friends. She is survived by her remaining daughter, Judge Orrelle Weeks of Denver, two granddaughters, several great-grandchildren and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Rodgers may be made to the Nature Center in Pueblo either direct or through the mortuary.

Rogers, Harry Paul
Harry Paul Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2006 - Harry Paul Rogers, 82, passed away July 24, 2006. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly; his second wife, Elizabeth; his son, Dennis Rogers; grandson, David Rogers; son-in-law, Robert “Tunney” Harsch; brother, Al Rogers; and sister, Jerry Stroud. Survived by his children, Terry (Laurel) Rogers and Cathy Harsch, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Dennis Rogers, Frank Rogers, Duane “Rog” Rogers, Keli (Mark O'Halloran) Rae and Bo (Elva) Harsch. Also survived by four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Vera Kay, Nita Asbury, Iva Geick, Velda (Fred) Ramsey and Jackie (Val) Easton; longtime friend, Margaret Cole; special friend, Mearell Henson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Harry retired from the CF&I Welding Shop in 1982. He graduated from Boone High School in 1941, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He loved to dance. Visitation noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, all at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Rogers, Henry B. Jr.
Henry B. Rogers Jr. – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 24, 1872 – Deceased.  Henry B. Rogers, Jr., a young man who came to this country about a year ago to seek relief from that dread disease, consumption, and who has been stopping the greater portion of the time at Dotson's ranch, died on Tuesday morning last.  The parents of the deceased reside in Boston, and the body will be embalmed and sent there for interment.  Mr. Rogers was a very exemplary young man, and his death will be mourned by a very large circle of friends.

Rogers, Jefferson
Lt. Col. Jefferson Rogers - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 14, 1994 - Lt. Col. Jefferson Rogers, 69, who served in the Army for 29 years, died May 12, 1994, at his home in Florissant. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Lt. Col. Jefferson was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Walsenburg to Jefferson Thomas and Marie (Bressan) Rogers. His mother lives in Walsenburg. He was married Nov. 26, 1947, in Boulder to Norma J. Armstrong, who survives. He also is survived by a son, Jeffrey of Denver; two daughters, Pamela Anderson of Herndon, Va., and Charmaine Moore of Westminster; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Carl John Schwelka. Lt. Col. Jefferson had lived in Florissant since 1978 and previously lived in Aurora and Illinois. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1950. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1972 and was awarded many honors, including three Bronze Stars, six Air Medals, a Purple Heart and four Army Commendation Medals. During World War II, his 45th Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany in 1945. He also completed two tours in Vietnam. Lt. Col. Jefferson was a member of Florissant Grange 420 and the Retired Officers Association. Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Home Hospice Care, P.O. Box 6278, Woodland Park 80806; Florissant Grange, Florissant 80816; or to the charity of the giver's choice.

Rogers, Jefferson Thomas
Jefferson Thomas Rogers - Walsenburg World - April 4, 1924 - Killed by rock in Turner mine - Jefferson Thomas Rogers, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rogers of Rouse, was killed by a fall of rock in the Turner mine Thursday afternoon. Mr. Rogers was running a machine and while working near it a rock fell from the roof striking him on the head. Rogers was married about three months ago. His wife was visiting at La Veta at the time of the accident. Funeral services for the deceased will be held Saturday morning and the body will be interred in the Rogers cemetery at Santa Clara. Huerfano World - April 19, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Sadie Kreutzer is filling in as teacher at the Wahatoya School for Mrs. Jeff Rogers whose husband was killed last week in a fall of rock in the Turner mine.

Rogers, John
John Rogers – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 28, 1876 – La Veta – December 21 – A man named John Rogers, a Scotchman by birth, committed suicide here today, by poison, and died at 12:30 A.M. He being a stranger I an unable to give full particulars of the event, but the coroner's inquest will no doubt elicit some information as to the causes which led the unfortunate man to destroy himself. As far as known, the facts are as follows: He arrived yesterday from the San Juan country, in company with a friend, and went to Bowman's saloon, where he drank considerable, but appeared to be jovial and pleasant to everybody. At about ten o'clock P.M. he went to Dr. Washington's drug store, and procured a vial of laudanum, after which he returned to the saloon and sat down, placing his head on a table, and was apparently in a drunken sleep. When the time came to close up, his friend and the bar-keeper tried to rouse him from his stupor, but their efforts were ineffectual, and they made him a bed on the floor, where his friend also laid down beside him. Early this morning Night Watchman Disney, going into the saloon, noticed his condition, and not being able to rouse him, proclaimed him dead. Medical aid being called restoratives were applied which revived him, but all efforts to resuscitate him and save his life were in vain. He never regained his consciousness and died a stranger in a strange land, shortly after noon. His friend says he attempted to take his life in the same manner last summer at Dodge City. The supposition is that financial embarrassment was the cause of the rash act.

Rogers, Mary
Mary Rogers - World Independent – April 21, 1947 – Mary Rogers, 64, died at her home, 720 Colorado avenue, last Friday. She was born March 26, 1883 in the Santa Clara district (cut off)

Rogers, Mary M.
Mary M. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 1999 - Mary M. Rogers, 95, passed away July 25, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Rogers, in 1982. Survived by her children, Beverly (Fred) Wager and Rosella Haynes, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Roger Lee (Sandra) Wager of Roseville, Calif., and Janet (Dean) Rowsam, Lafayette, Colo.- great-grandchildren, Brian, David, Kevin, Robert and William- and her sister, Olga Allen of Washington state. She was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church for many years. Graveside service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rogers, Mary Mae
Mary Mae Masciantonio Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2002 - Age 85, born April 8, 1916, passed away April 4, 2002. Preceded in death by her first husband, Tony R. Masciantonio; and second husband, Vernon J. Rogers; daughter, Marie A. Masciantonio Gatlin; grandson, Tony J. Masciantonio; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Mae Masciantonio; brothers, Carl Prutch, Joe Prutch; sister, Rose Newland; sister-in-law, Mary M. Battaglia; and brother-in-law, Frank “Sharky” Masciantonio. She is survived by her children, Frank A. (Etta) Masciantonio, Celesta Jane (Edsel) Rhodes; son-in-law, Jerry Gatlin of Wyoming; grandchildren, Neal (Tyna) Rhodes, Elizabeth, Colo.; A.J. Rhodes of California, Eddie (Vicky Carlton) Rhodes, Pueblo ; Robyn L. (Joe Tatinski, Pueblo ) Masciantonio of Washington, Wade Gatlin of Arizona, Joie Gatlin of California; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Jake Rhodes, Emily J. Tatinski; brother, Tony (Modena) Prutch of Arvada; sisters-in-law, Jennie Prutch, Arizona; Doris Mass, Anne Williams, Rose Catulli, all of Pueblo, and Jeanette Coors of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary lived, farmed and ranched the Quarter Circle V Ranch at Pinon for 68 years. She was a member of the Pinon Arts and Crafts Club, the Turkey Creek Soil Conservation, the Fountain Creek Watershed Project, and also was a member of St. Pius X Parish. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mary's caregivers, Alice Baros and Anita Quintana. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Rogers, Merlyn L.
Merlyn L. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Merlyn L. Rogers, 71, passed away March 14, 1999. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce Rogers, of the family home- children, Merlyn (Alice) Rogers, Rodney (Aquina) Rogers, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti, Donna (Butch) Yarbrough-grandchildren, Denny, Nathan and Mandy Rogers, Mitch and Mikki Yarbrough, Carl Marchetti, Raymond Sharian, Nikki Rogers and J.A. Reynolds- mother-in-law, Lillian Smith, all of Pueblo- and three sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by his parents, Merlyn and Jane Belle Rogers- brother, Bill Rogers- son-in-law, Clint Sparks. Born on April 5, 1927, to the union of Merlyn and Jane Belle Rogers in the Township of Berlin, Mich. Merlyn served two terms in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1986 from CF&I after 32 years of service as an Overhead Crane Operator. Merlyn loved his family dearly. He enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, fishing, rides in the mountains and hunting when he was younger. The family of Merlyn would like to thank Dr. McClung, Dr. Shapiro, Dr. Eifert, Dr. Clark, and especially the nursing staff at 3 southwest floor at Parkview Hospital, 4th floor ICU and Merlyn's home nurse, Kathy Fletchall. He will lie in state from noon until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dennis Dillavou officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Montgomery & Steward in memory of Merlyn.(This addition ran 3/16/99: Also survived by four sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews

Rogers, Merlyn W.
Merlyn W. “Sonnie” Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2004 - Merlyn W. “Sonnie” Rogers passed away on Jan. 3, 2004, in Pueblo. Sonnie was born Jan. 1, 1957, to Merlyn L. and Joyce Rogers in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered as a versatile man who could fix anything. Sonnie was preceded in death by his father, Merlyn L. Rogers; and grandmother, Lillian Smith. His survivors include his wife, Alice; children, Denny and Nathaniel Rogers and Mandy (Jason) Stanbro; granddaughter, Dakota; his mother, Joyce Rogers; sisters, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti, Donna (Butch) Yarbrough; and brother, Rodney (Aquina) Rogers; nieces and nephews, Carl, J.A., Mitch, Mikki, Raymond, Sharian, Nicole and Anna; as well as numerous other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis Dillavou officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alice Rogers through the mortuary.

Rogers, Myrtie S.
Myrtie S. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1998 - Myrtie S. Rogers, 103, longtime Las Animas resident, died July 7, 1998, at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 1998, at the United Methodist Church, Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Rogers, Myrtle A.
Myrtle A. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1987 - Myrtle A. Rogers passed away June 9, 1987. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William Leroy of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, following the chapel services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels or to the First Baptist Church through the funeral home office. Complete notice later.

Rogers, Norma
Norma Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Norma Rogers, 71, passed away Oct. 4, 1998. Funeral services, 2 p.m. today at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Rogers, Paul
Paul Rogers - Huerfano World - October 11, 2001- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1919: Paul Rogers, 11 years old, was killed when his horse fell on him after school on the Santa Clara. [Editor's Note: Paul Rogers died October 3, 1919. Obituary listed World Independent, October 10, 1919, Page 1.]

Rogers, Robert L.
Robert L. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1952 - Robert L. Rogers, Sunday at hospital. Husband of Mrs. Carol J. Rogers, and father of Kathy Gail and Gary Rogers of the family home, 1475 Cody. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Rogers, Pueblo. Brother of John L. Rogers, Deer Lodge, Mont. Grandson of Mrs. Florence Rikard, Pueblo. Member of South Pueblo lodge No. 31, AF&AM, and Southern Colorado Consistory No. 3. A veteran of World war No. 2, having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Rogers was born in Pueblo and was a graduated from Centennial high school in 1942. Employe of the Colorado Motor Car Co. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial chapel, with the Rev. Max H. Ballard, pastor of the Pueblo Divine Science church, officiating, Graveside services under the auspices of his Masonic lodge.

Rogers, Robin Marie
Robin Marie Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2000 - Robin Marie Rogers passed away unexpectedly May 31, 2000. Survived by her brother, Larry (Kathleen) Rogers; nieces and nephew, Vincent Lepik, Andrea Lepik and Christa Rogers; and several cousins, uncle, aunts and special friends. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Violet Rogers. Special thanks to Robin's co-workers at SRDA, her special neighbors, and her best friends, Pat Gash and Jennie Hall, for their undying support and friendship. Robin worked at the SRDA and served as a volunteer for the Red Cross and Wake Up Pueblo. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels in her memory.

Rogers, Rodney G.
Rodney G. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Rodney G. Rogers passed away Feb. 19, 2004, in Pueblo. Rodney was born Dec 21, 1961, in Pueblo to Merlyn L. and Joyce Rogers, and had been a lifelong resident with the exception of his service in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially while hunting, fishing or camping. Rodney was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lillian Smith; father, Merlyn L. Rogers; and brother, Merlyn “Sonnie” Rogers. His survivors include his wife, Aquina; children, Raymond, Sharian and Nicole; sisters, Darlene (Bill) Marchetti and Donna (Butch) Yarbrough; sister-in-law, Alice Rogers; mother-in-law, Sharry Reynolds; nephews, Denny, Nathan, Carl (Jennifer), Mitchell and J.A.; nieces, Mandy (Jason) and Mikki; great-nieces, Dakota and Anna; three aunts and numerous other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Dillavou officiating.

Rogers, Samuel
Samuel Rogers - Wray Rattler - October 05, 1916 - Samuel Rogers, 21, a steel worker, was shot three times and probably fatally injured at Pueblo.

Rogers, Valerie
Valerie Rogers - Huerfano World - September 12, 2002 - In Loving Memory of Valerie Rogers, born Oct. 12, 1988, died Sept. 13, 1999 (Cancer). - Verse - Sadly missed by, All your family.

Rogers, Violet Estelle
Violet Estelle Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1999 - Violet Estelle Rogers, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 29, 1999. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Elva Carl Rogers in 1988. Survived by children, Robin M. Rogers, Larry C. (Kathleen) Rogers; grandchildren, Christa Rogers, Vincent and Andrea Lepik; sister, Bonnie (Archie) Scott; brother, Wallace Medina; and sister-in-law, Opal Rogers; and numerous relatives and friends also survive. Mrs. Rogers was a member of St. Joseph Church in Blende. She will always be remembered as a bright spot in her children's eyes and anyone who knew her. Viewing, Wednesday, noon until 5 p.m. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m. Both services at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.R.D.A. in her memory.

Rogers, Willetta E.
Willetta E. Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Willetta E. Rogers, 73, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997. Beloved mother of Jeanie (Leonard J.) Corsentino, Fowler, Alden (Jane) Rogers, Dalhart, Texas, Joyce (Lee) Kimzey, North Platte, Neb., Bernice (Jim) Pagel, Yuma- a sister, Bernice Meredith, Reno, Nev.- seven grandchildren- six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Rogers on April 3, 1995. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Gordon Kelley officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association through the Walsenburg Care Center.

Rogers, Wm. DeVerne
Wm. DeVerne Rogers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1998 - Wm. DeVerne Rogers, 77, of 3015 Stratmoor Drive, Canon City, died Jan. 3, 1998, at Parkview Hospital, Pueblo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Rogge, Albert J.
Albert J. Rogge - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2001 - Albert J. Rogge left this world on Sept. 24, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. He was born in Decatur, Neb., on Sept. 20, 1921, to Dorothy and Charles Brown and adopted by Emma and Otto Rogge, all of whom preceded him in death. He married Marjorie Sutton, who is also deceased. He married his present wife, Vivian Hatwan, who he leaves to mourn along with his brother, Clarence and Bernice Lowrey, Malcolm, Neb.; and children, Michael and Pamela Rogge, Yantis, Texas, Vicki and Darrell Strong, Estes Park, Colo., and Clifford and Debbie Rogge, St. Cloud, Fla. Also leaves nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Albert was retired from the federal government after serving in several successful capacities in the Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Indian Affairs. He retired to Colorado City in 1981. He loved to hunt and fish. He will be missed. Memorial service and Masonic Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Rogne, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Rogne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2003 - Margaret L. Rogne, 82, passed away June 8, 2003. Among her survivors is her husband, Levi. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment at a later date in Wisconsin. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Rohr, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Rohr - Huerfano World - October 3, 2002 - Elizabeth Rohr, 85, of La Veta, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, September 28, 2002. Mrs. Rohr was born on July 17, 1917 in Ravenwood, CO to Archie and Elizabeth Drysdale Topping. She married Ferdinand B. Rohr on May 8, 1943, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Prairie Ranger Home Demonstration. Mrs. Rohr enjoyed fishing, traveling and many other interests, but her sweet spirit shined brightest whenever she was cooking and visiting with family and friends. There was never a stranger in her home. Mrs. Rohr is survived by her children; Fred (Glenna) Rohr, Falcon, CO, Willie (Alice) Rohr, Wiley, CO, Henry (Vicki) Rohr, Aurora, CO, and Sue (Richard) Pezze, La Veta, CO. Grandchildren include: Andy (Danielle) Rohr, Karen (Chad) Smith, Curtis (Toni) Rohr, Kevin (Lynn) Rohr, Dawn (Jim) Dunker, Henry (Darlene) Rohr, Crystal (Robert) Hutchison, Josh Rohr, Jeff Haubert and thirteen great-grandchildren, sister, Helen Hardee, Fowler, CO, brothers, Joe Topping, Santa Ana, CA, Archie Topping, Albuquerque, NM, sisters-in-law, Louise Topping, Anna Topping, Hannah Rohr, Lois Rohr, Florence Rohr, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand on February 10, 1997. Funeral Service was 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Walsenburg with Pastor Alan Tinsley and Pastor Bill Irwin officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Roitz, Bridget Ann
Bridget Ann Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Miss Bridget Ann Roitz of 904 E. Mesa, died June 11, 1976. Sister of Frelix F., Alex A., John L., and Lawrence H. Roitz, all of Pueblo. Member of St. Mary Parish. Miss Roitz was a supervisor at Pueblo Tent and Awning. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food.

Roitz, Lawrence H.
Lawrence H. Roitz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1997 - Lawrence H. Roitz, born Oct. 10, 1924, to Joseph and Josephine (Pecek) Roitz, passed away July 11, 1997. Survived by his brother, Alex A. (Josephine) Roitz Sr., Pueblo, Colo.- nephews, Nicholas Roitz, Dana Pointe, Calif., and Alex A. Roitz Jr., Pueblo, Colo.- great-nephews, Alex A. Roitz III and Andrew A. Roitz- nieces- and sister-in-law, Louella Roitz of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents- brothers, Joe, Felix and John- and sister, Bridget. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Rokich, Steve
Steve Rokich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Steve Rokich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Steve Rokich: Austrian, age 27, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Roldan, Antonio S.
Antonio S. Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2005 - Antonio S. Roldan, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 6, 2005. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mariano and Juana Roldan; siblings, Petra (Eutimeo) Santos, Mary (Phillip) Garcia and Frank Roldan; and nieces, Betty and Anita Santos. Survived by his loving wife, Lucy Roldan; sons, Roger and Richard (Marilee) Roldan; sister, Carmen (Alex) Ledesma; grandchildren, Kyle Jaber, Kari Roldan-Ramirez; adopted grandson, Michael Arellano (Gina); two great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Alec; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. Antonio loved hunting and fishing. Viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday; both at Our Lady of Assumption Church, with the Rev. John Farley as celebrant. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of Assumption Hall after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Antonio S. Roldan, 82, of Pueblo. Also survived by his adopted granddaughter, Megan. Antonio served with the 77th Division in the South Pacific in World War II and was employed at CF&I for 41 years. Viewing will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, both at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of Assumption Hall after both services. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Roldan, Frank
Frank Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2006 - Frank Roldan, 67, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 4, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Roldan; children, Roberta (Stephen) Gonzales, Cathy (Dave) Martinez, Frank (Jean) Roldan Jr., Felix (Sandy) Roldan, Charles (Yvonne) Roldan, Ron Roldan (Mike Hoffman) and Mark (Cathy) Roldan; siblings, Linda DelaRosa, Tim Roldan, Richard Roldan, Danny Roldan, Terry Bobian; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. At Frank's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Roldan, Gonzalo Sr.
Gonzalo Roldan Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2003 - Gonzalo Roldan Sr., 95, passed away April 30, 2003. Gonzalo was born on Jan. 10, 1908, in La Hacienda de San Jose de Sauceda in Zacatecas, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Severa; his parents, grandparents; and daughter, Josephine Roldan Fisher; brother, Jose Roldan; sister, Jesusita Fernandez; and other relatives. He is survived by his children, Margaret (Nick) Hernandez, Pueblo, Gonzalo (Janet) Roldan Jr., Fort Collins, Gregorio (Lana) Roldan, Lakewood and Vicente (Margaret) Roldan, Denver. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Gonzalo was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Church. He was raised by his grandparents, Fermin and Bonafacia Roldan. He instilled integrity and devotion to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren through his work ethics. He had a firm belief in God, and the raising of his family was founded on that faith. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The vigil service will be 7 p.m. Friday, and the Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, both to be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Francis or the American Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

Roldan, John C.
John C. "Bucky" Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - John C. "Bucky" Roldan, 88, departed this life on Nov. 15, 2003, with his family at his bedside. John was born on July 12, 1915, in Zacatecas, Mexico, to the union of Manuel and Margaret C. Roldan, both of whom preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Felix Roldan; sister, Josifina Roldan de Palma; nephews, David Roldan and Leonard Martinez Jr.; brothers-in-law, Phillip S. Perez and Leonard Martinez Sr. Mr. Roldan served in the U.S. Army during WWII. When his company landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, they were under heavy enemy fire and he was wounded in battle. His decorations include the Purple Heart, American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Arrowhead and WWII Victory Medal. John retired from CF&I Steel Mill Corp. open hearth department. He enjoyed his garden each year and also taking care of his lawn. He loved his family dearly and was always there for them. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Victoria (Jason) Gallegos; sisters, Antonia and Delfina Roldan, Grabel (Phillip) Perez, Alice (Marcelino) Mercado, Marge (Tony) Tafoya and Rosa Barela; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., officiating. Military Honors at graveside, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1012 E. Orman Ave., following the burial rites .

Roldan, Manuela
Manuela Reyes Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2002 - Manuela Reyes Roldan, 97, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, born Oct. 4, 1905, in Peralta, Mexico, passed away Oct. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Roldan in 1967; infant son, Joseph; and son, Raul Roldan. She is survived by children, Alfred (Ann) Roldan, Denver, Colo., Esther (Doug) Parks, Thomas (Vickie) Roldan, Ramon (Mary Ann) Roldan and Dolores (Desiderio) Gonzales Jr., all of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Mary Roldan, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren spanning four generations. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roldan, Severa
Severa "Vera" Roldan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2003 - Severa "Vera" Roldan, 91, passed away Feb. 9, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; her daughter, Josephine Roldan Fisher; her uncle, Esteban Rodriguez, and other relatives. She is survived by her husband, Gonzalo Roldan Sr.; children, Margaret (Nick) Hernandez, Pueblo, Gonzalo (Janet) Roldan Jr., Fort Collins, Colo., Gregorio (Lana) Roldan, Lakewood, Colo., and Vicente (Margaret) Roldan, Denver. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, the former Altar and Rosary Society of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was raised by her grandparents, Simona and Gregorio Rodriguez. She was a very simple person and loved all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She had a firm belief in God and the raising of her family was founded on that faith. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Francis Xavier Church or to the American Diabetes Association. Also, please see Vera's memorial at

Roles, Richard M.
Richard M. "Dick" Roles - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Richard M. "Dick" Roles, 85, passed away Jan. 6, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Father of Susan (Ron) Adamich, Pueblo, Terry Skinner, Tampa, Fla., and Gary Roles, Pueblo; grandfather of Kyle Billings, Gemma Mastromarino, Shannon Roles, Ryann Roles and Devon Roles. Also survived by his former wife, Colleen Spencer, Pueblo; and his sister, Helen Brown of Tyler, Texas. Mr. Roles served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, including WWII, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot, where he was a supervisor in their phone company. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the DAV and the VFW. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home office.

Rolle-Jackson, Donita
Donita Rolle-Jackson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - Donita Rolle-Jackson, 52, an attorney, of Colorado Springs. Funeral service, noon today, Peoples United Methodist Church, 828 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs. Burial in Nassau, Bahamas.

Roller, Kent Gordon
Kent Gordon Roller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2005 - Kent Gordon Roller, of Boulder, died of natural causes Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center in Louisville. He was 73. He was born March 20, 1932, in Pueblo to Ira L. Roller and Geneva M. Smith Roller. He married Jean E. Cason on Aug. 18, 1957, in Pueblo. Mr. Roller was an engineer and physicist at Ball Aerospace and Technologies for 38 years. His expertise was lubrication engineering, and he built and lubricated motors to run in the vacuum of space. His work has flown on missions ranging from the Orlando Solar Observatory to the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Colorado in 1959. He served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War as a sonar man on the destroyers USS Buck and USS Floyd B. Parks. In retirement he volunteered for Boulder Reads and Meals on Wheels. He was an avid amateur astronomer and chess player. He moved to Boulder in 1955. Survivors include his wife, of Boulder; two daughters, Elinor Roller, of Littleton, and Emily Roller, of Fairfax, Va.; a son, Matthew Roller, of Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Dolores Wilson, of Pueblo, Doris Woodward, of Pueblo, Jane Zinno, of Colorado Springs, Irene Hiestand, of Colorado Springs, and Linda Torgerson, of Somers, Mont.; a brother; Karol Roller, Of Colorado Springs; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred Roller, Lawrence Roller and Alan Roller. A memorial open house will be from 2pm to 4pm, Aug. 21 at the Louisville Recreation Center, 900 Via Appia. M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Rollins, Lorean
Lorean Rollins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 88, passed away March 22, 2001. Survived by her children, Geneva Choin, Hermestron, Ore., Marlin (Betty) Rollins, Olney Springs, Colo., Marvin (Barbara) Rollins, Colorado Springs, Joyce (Jim) Cress, Denver, Bernice Veltri, Hermestron, Doyle E. (Sybil) Rollins, Denver, Clinton Rollins, Olney Springs, Eileen (Tom) Robinson, Colorado Springs, and Loretta (Jim) Vickers, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband on April 27, 1967. Born Oct. 16, 1912, in Mena, Ark. Viewing at the funeral home today from 2-5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd., with Rev. Bud Shockey officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

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