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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Roney, Elizabeth Jean
Elizabeth Jean Roney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Elizabeth Jean Roney, 92, passed away on Dec. 8, 2003. She was born on Dec. 14, 1910, in American Fork, Utah. She is predeceased by her mother, Fern Larson; father, William Larson; husband (of 67 years), James Roney; sister, Erma Wood; brothers, Howard Larson and Leland Larson. She is survived by her son, Larry (Diana) Roney; daughter, Betty (Milton) Cottrell; sister, Phyllis (Carl) Chipman, American Fork, Utah; grandchildren, Allen Cottrell, Glenda Wodark, Michelle Kautz, all of Denver, Will Cottrell of Palmdale, Calif., Scott Roney of Peyton, Glenn Roney of Colorado Springs, Greg Leber of Pueblo, Andrea Leber of Estes Park and Jacob Escobado of Pueblo. She also is survived by 15 great-grandchildren. Jean lived in Pueblo for 55 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting. She belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a member of the Relief Society for over 50 years, including being a visiting teacher. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Bishop Charles Shumard officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roney, James M.
James M. Roney - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2000 - James M. Roney, 87, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2000. He was an Operating Engineer for 58 years. His hobbies included fixing classic cars, woodworking, crafting clocks, mining for gold and collecting precious stones and rocks. He is predeceased by his father, mother, brother and sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth, of 69 years; daughter, Betty Jean (Milton L.) Cottrell of Denver; son, Larry (Diana) Roney of Pueblo; sister, Shirley Vaficek of Denver; grandchildren, Allen Cottrell, Glenda Wordark and Michelle Kautz, all of Denver, William Cottrell of California, Scott Roney and Glenn Roney, both of Colorado Springs, Greg Leaber, Andrea Leaber and Jacob Escabado, all of Pueblo; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at noon today, May 30, 2000, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ronning, Gladys M.
Gladys M. Ronning - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2000 - Gladys M. Ronning, age 85, of Lamar, Colo., formerly of Holly, Colo., died Sept. 30, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel and at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church just prior to the services. Memorial contributions to the church.

Roodhouse, Gladys
Gladys “Glady” Roodhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Gladys “Glady” Roodhouse, 83, passed away Dec. 19, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, James; and sister, Ruth E. Coker. Survived by her daughter, Carol Annand; grandson, Brian Cameron Annand. Gladys devoted her life to her daughter and grandson. She also enjoyed reading and traveling. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Broadway Christian Church. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Roof, Fred O.
Fred O. Roof – Pueblo Indicator – February 22, 1936 – Death Calls on Fred O. Roof – Fred O. Roof, 75, a former well known and highly respected resident of Pueblo, died at a Denver hospital February 16, following an operation. He had a busy business and political career. He was president of the Minnequa Bank of Pueblo, and was at times connected with banks at Walsenburg and elsewhere. He also was interested in coal mining. He always took an active part in Republican Party policies. The remains were sent to Walsenburg for interment. Many Denver and Pueblo friends attended the ceremony.

Rooks, Edemia Gallegos
Edemia Gallegos Rooks - Steamboat Pilot – May 31, 2004 – Steam Boat Springs, Colorado - Edemia Gallegos Rooks died May 14, 2004, at her home after a long bout with cancer. She was 86. Edemia was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Sandy Arroyo in Huerfano County to Julian and Amalia Quintana Gallegos. She was reared in Walsenburg, Fruita, Cameo and Grand Junction, but when her family moved to Mount Harris, she became employed by the Winder and Wyman families of Craig. Edemia met and married her late husband, Russell J. Rooks, in Craig. They were married Nov. 7, 1939, in Craig. They lived in Rangely, Casper, Wyo., Worland, Wyo., and North Dakota before relocating and settling in Grand Junction in 1955. In 1989 she retired from St. Mary's Hospital, where she worked as a ward clerk. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. Edemia is survived by two sons, Joseph L. Ray Rooks and his wife, Peggy, of Edmond, Okla., and James Russell Rooks and his wife, Peggy, of Grand Junction; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by six brothers, Gene of Clovis, Calif., Joe of Meridian, Ind., Walter and David of Albuquerque, Roy of Santa Fe, N.M., and Gary of Grand Junction; and six sisters, Stella Rice of Carbondale, Ill., Eva Fruit and Sarah Nolan of Grand Junction, Marye Lucero of Hesperus, Barbara Castillo of West Valley City, Utah, and Romelia Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla. Edemia was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Rooks; her parents, Julian and Amalia Gallegos; her brothers, Jose Ubaldo, Eugenio, Florentino I and Florentino II, Herman, Valentin and Sam; and two sisters, Josie Hyre and Otelia Gallegos. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated May 22 at St. Joseph's Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, where she is buried next to her beloved husband and her parents. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Joseph's Church, Third and White streets, or Hospice of Western Colorado.

Rookstool, Sylvia I.
Sylvia I. Rookstool - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Sylvia I. Rookstool, 81, longtime Eads area resident, died June 8, 1986, Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Eads United Methodist Church. Burial in Eads Cemetery. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Rooney, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Rooney - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2001 - Anna Mae Rooney, 84, of Pueblo passed away April 28, 2001. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Paul R. Rooney, Sept. 13, 1999. Also preceded in death by sister, June M. Stewart; brothers, James M. Steele, Hyle E. Steele, Dale E. Steele and Orville G. Steele. Survived by her sons, Michael F. (Sheila) Rooney, Chicago, Richard L. Rooney, Grand Coulee, Wash.; and daughter, Patricia A. (Lenny) Tompkins, Pueblo. Also survived by four grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rooney was a member of Christ the King Church and a member of the Altar Society. Anna was a devoted mother and wife. She enjoyed ceramics and playing cards with the Belmont Bridge Club, as well as the many friendships she made over the years. Anna Mae will best be remembered for her giving heart, great sense of humor and always bringing a smile to one's face. Visitation today at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Recitation of the rosary to follow at 7 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, May 3, 2001, 10 a.m., Christ the King Church. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Rooney, Leta
Leta Rooney - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2001 - Leta Rooney, 76, passed away Oct. 28, 2001, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Norton, Kan.

Rooney, Paul R.
Paul R. Rooney - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1999 - Paul R. Rooney, 88, a Pueblo resident for more than 80 years, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999. He was born Sept. 28, 1911, in Munci, Ind. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1932-1936, during World War II and remained active in the reserves for 30 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He was employed by the FAA at Pueblo Memorial Airport for more than 25 years as an electronic specialist and after retirement, became a teaching assistant for several years at East High School. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served 30 years as an usher at Christ the King Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Singer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anna Mae; children, Michael F. (Sheila) Rooney, Richard L. Rooney, and Patricia (Lenny) Tompkins; and four grandchildren. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Both services at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rooney, Percy C. H.
Dr. Percy C. H. Rooney – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 21, 1874 – Dr. Percy C. H. Rooney died in Denver on Thursday, from an overdose of morphine administered by himself.

Rooney, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Rooney - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 5, 2006 - Thomas C. Rooney passed away August 26, 2006 at Pikes Peak Hospice. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1924. He was the son of Cletus Thomas and Jule Martina (Bradshaw) who preceded him in death along with his two brothers, Cletus and Jerry; sister, Joan (Frasier); and son, Danny. Thomas served 23 years in the medical service corps of the U.S. Army. After retiring from the army, he was a hospital administrator for the Medical Mission Sisters in New Delhi, India. He then worked as the health affairs coordinator for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He and his family moved to Colorado in 1979 where he was self-employed. Thomas was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Monument before moving to Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife of 42 years; Genevieve (Silengo); four sons, Thomas of Littleton, CO, Andrew of Nigeria, Steven of Denver, CO, Kevin of Northridge, CA; three daughters, Patricia of Pueblo West, CO, Shawna of Westminster, CO, Joan of Colorado Springs, CO; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 North Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. A reception will immediately follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Thomas' name to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3624.

Rooney, William C.
William C. Rooney - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cañon 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: William C. Rooney - January 26, 1900 - Night Captain William Rooney died at the hands of inmate assailants. He as overpowered and brutally stabbed to death on the evening of January 26, 1900, in the boiler room of the penitentiary. The four inmate trustees, Reynolds, Wagoner, Wallace and Woode were named as the killers. Each was employed in the boiler room. One of the inmates, Antone Woode was sentenced to the penitentiary at age 11. The motive for the four was escape. The escaping inmates filled a pail with soapy water and threw it on a belt-driven generator, causing the belt to break free, resulting in total darkness at the prison. They effected their escape over the east wall. Three of the inmates were captured in the Four Mile Canyon shortly thereafter. The fourth inmate Reynolds, was captured within 5 days. As Reynolds was being returned to custody by prison officials, local townsmen overpowered the group and took Reynolds to First and Main Streets in Canon City. There, they hanged the inmate. Reynolds was left hanging from an electric light pole until the next day when Warden Hoyt ordered the body to be taken down. Night Captain Rooney was about 30 years old and married. His body was shipped to Cortez, his former home, for inernment.

Roop, Bob L.
Bob L. Roop - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2004 - Bob L. Roop passed away July 20, 2004, in Pueblo, after a brief cancer illness. Bob was born in Konnarock, Va., on Aug. 11, 1938, and had lived in Pueblo for many years. He retired from Lockheed-Martin as an Aerospace Engineer in 1996. Bob was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Fairie Roop; a brother, Paul; and father-in-law, Earle Williams. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Martha of Pueblo; children, Pamela (Diane Hill) Roop of Florissant, Keith Roop of Pueblo; brothers, Harley (Harriett) of Florida, Howard (Ailene), Fred (Betty), both of Virginia; sisters, Gay (Jim) Parker and Mildred Anderson, both of Virginia, Mae (Frank) Reaume of Tennessee, Edna (Larry) Briggs of Georgia; grandchildren, Courtney and Bobby Roop of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Mildred Williams; brother-in-law, Earle Williams Jr.; sisters-in-law, Deborah Williams, all of Florida, and Norma Roop of Tenn.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public services. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, direct or through the mortuary. Mr. Roop's family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as well as Dr. Christian Hulett and Dr. Frank Settipani for their care and concern during Bob's illness.

Root, Donald L.
Donald L. Root - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Age 87, peacefully passed away at Parkview Medical Hospital on March 12, 2001. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, brother and sister. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Verna; and children, Donna M. Cox, Ron (Earlene) Root, Robert (Kathy) Root, Barbara J. Root, Kathy Root of Pennsylvania, Darrell (Kathy) Root of Littleton, Colo., Donald E. (Shelli) Root and Sherri Rhodes; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson, Dixson Root. Donald retired in 1982 from his position as a psychiatric technician at the State Hospital. He served in the medical division of the Army during WWII and was honored with a WWII Victory Medal. He served the first and last meals at the Dodge City Army Mess Hall. As a long-standing citizen of Pueblo he became very close to his community and his Church, St. Leander. In his later years he became a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation, Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, March 15, 2001, 11 a.m. at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Root, Gladys E.
Gladys E. Root - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Gladys E. Root, 87, of Canon City, Colo., died on Aug. 22, 2000, in Canon City. She was born July 31, 1913, in Winfield, Kan. She is survived by children, Elma (Dalo) Dixon of Flippin, Ark., Charleen (Jerry) Ledgerwood of Cheyenne, Wyo., Eileen (Gary) Brackett of Parks, Ariz., and Gale (Hazel) Root of Fowler, Colo. She is also survived by one brother and a sister, Ernest Tarter of Westplains, Mo., and Helen Kingston of Decatur, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Tom; parents; and two brothers. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, until 8 p.m. at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Church of Christ in Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.

Rooth, Stephanie A.
Stephanie A. Rooth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2002 - Stephanie A. Rooth, age 92, lifetime Pueblo resident, born March 3, 1910, departed this life on June 12, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Rooth; her parents, Jake and Margaret Papish; sisters, Christine Carlson and Anna Mayer; and brothers, Jake, Edward and Joseph Papish. Survived by her brother, Raymond Papish, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. "Fawnie" was employed by Price Cleaners and Stoehr Cleaners as a silk finisher and seamstress before her retirement. She was a member of the American Slovenian Catholic Union KSKJ Lodge. Throughout her life, she enjoyed baking and the good game of bingo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made in Stephanie's name to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in care of the funeral home office.

Roper, Clarence Ray
Lt. Col. Clarence Ray Roper - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2000 - Lt. Col. Clarence Ray Roper, USAF (Ret.), 78, was a long-time resident of Pueblo and Colorado Springs, where he died on February 16, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on October 1, 1921, at Nepesta, east of Pueblo, and grew up on the Roper family ranch at Goodpasture. Roper attended Pueblo schools and graduated from Central High School (1940), Pueblo Junior College (1942), and the American International College (1954). Drafted into the Army in 1942, Roper flew 43 combat missions as a B-24 waist gunner with the "Jolly Rogers" 90th Bomb Group in New Guinea in 1943. He returned to Pueblo where he was a gunnery instructor at Pueblo Army Air Base until the war ended. He married Bette Simms, also of Pueblo, on April 13, 1946. As a reserve officer in the Air Force, Roper was recalled to active duty in 1951 and remained in service for another 26 years. Among his assignments, he served in the Air Force Weapons Plans Division (1961-65), the U.S. mission to Turkey (1965-67); Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1968-1972); the Air Force Advisory Group, Vietnam (1972-73); and the North American Air Defense Command. He retired in Colorado Springs in 1977. Among his many commendations are the Distinguished Flying Cross (World War II), the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star (Vietnam). After retiring, Roper devoted himself to his family, gardening and love of history. He is survived by his wife, Bette Roper; three children, Robert R. (Jan) Roper of Denver, Dr. Susan Roper Dattilo of Colorado Springs, and Peter S. (Barbara) Roper of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Ryan, Ramie, Rebecca, and Nick; a sister, Ruth Roper Eden of Pueblo; and numerous relations. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. At the conclusion of the service, the family will receive friends and relatives at the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Colorado.

Roper, Edna A.
Edna A. Roper – Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1989 – Edna A. Roper passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a brief illness on Dec. 28, 1989. She was born in Denver on land acquired by Lowry Air Force Base. The family came to the 3-R Ranch in 1894, later homesteading between the two St. Charles Rivers. She was married to Ray Roper on Dec. 25, 1913, and moved to Goodpasture, Colo. He died in Dec. of 1963. They moved to Pueblo in 1920 and she lived the rest of her life in Pueblo. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 23, 1989. She was the oldest of 10 children and is survived by one brother, Roy (Ruth) Simonson of Beulah. Also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation, 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to an organization of your choice through the funeral home.

Roper, Melvin Earl
Melvin Earl Roper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Melvin Earl Roper, 83, passed away Nov. 17, 2006. Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Anna Jean Roper; children, Janice (Michael) Filler and Gary (Janie) Roper; grandchildren, Renee (Patrick) Fonnesbeck and Valerie Fisher; great-grandchildren, Colten, Evan and Paige Fonnesbeck; brother, Roy (Linda) Roper; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Melvin retired from CF&I in 1984, and he was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 17 for more than 50 years. He served in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Alzheimer's Association. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Roque Celia M.
Celia M. Roque - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1997 - Celia M. Roque, 75, passed away Aug. 7, 1997. Survived by her children, Teresa Baros, Thomas (Veronica) Roque, both of Pueblo, and Lupe Cruz of Cerritos, Calif.- brother, Joseph (Erma) Montez of Pueblo- sister, Cruz (Abraham) Serrano of Wichita, Kan.- 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Manuela Montez- brothers, Nicholas Montez and Ignacio Montez Jr.- and sister, Carmen Morales. Born on Aug. 25, 1921, in El Paso, Texas. Prior to her illness, Celia was active in the Catholic church. She enjoyed volunteer work for the church Altar Society and church festival committees. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday with both services held at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Roque, Benito J.
Benito J. Roque - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2002 - Benito J. Roque passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Vera Roque; and brother, Thomas Roque. Survived by his loving wife, Theresa Roque; son, Damian Roque; daughter, Sara (Adolph) Arguello; special stepdaughter, Rose (Morris) Garcia-Cooper; grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Nicole and A.J. Arguello; Mike and his special grandson, Chris Garcia; stepdaughters, Pearl (Isaac) Atencio, Ruby (Daniel) Atencio-Romero; step-grandchildren, Mike, Isaiah, Antonio, Raina and Jada; brothers, Nick, Louis (Frieda), George, Dan and Robert Roque; sisters, Isabel (Joe) Chavez, Theresa (Martin) Quintana, Lupe Martinez, Mary (Bob) Duran, Veronica Lucero, Genevieve (Art) Chavez, Gloria Roque and Dora Roque; numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Benito graduated from Central High School in 1962. He also played halfback for Central High. He enlisted in the Navy, serving his country faithfully for four years. Benito retired after 24 years of service for the federal government at the PDA and Fort Carson. Benito was an avid Broncos fan and he enjoyed watching all types of sporting events. He was a very good, kind and compassionate man. All friends and family will sadly miss him. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and family at son's house, 3311 Lancaster or wife's house at 41 Archway.

Roque, Benito R.
Benito R. Roque - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2002 - Benito R. Roque, 86, passed away Dec. 12, 2002. Survived by his children, Rebecca (Jim) Wardlaw, Waverly, Iowa, and Tony (Josephina) Roque, Denver; sisters, Juanita Alvarado and Ruth Delgado; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Roque on Dec. 11, 1994; parents, Selso and Maria Roque; and sister, Felicitas Velasquez. Benito was born March 21, 1916, in Durango, Mexico, and retired from the CF&I Rail Mill. Viewing at the funeral home Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Parish, 421 Clark. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rorick, Carl Stephen
Carl Stephen Rorick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1987 - Carl Stephen Rorick, 84, passed away in Westcliffe on May 26, 1987. Mr. Rorick is survived by his wife, Allina Rorick of Westcliffe; three children, Carlene Boyce of Pueblo; Vonda (Bill) Baerg of Colorado Springs; Charles (Sherry) Rorick of Westcliffe; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one brother, Ray Rorick, of Montrose; one sister, Fern Seibe, of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Rorick was born on July 13, 1902, in Winfield, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo before moving to Westcliffe in 1958. He was employed as a head herdsman at Colorado State Dairy until retirement and was an Elks life member. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. today; and from noon until 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 1987; and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday, May 30, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 783-2319. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Asthma Foundation through the funeral home office.

Rorick, Esther Allina
Esther Allina (Simonson) Rorick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Esther Allina (Simonson) Rorick passed away March 22, 2002, in Westcliffe, Colo. Allina was born on Oct. 2, 1910, to Charlie and Daisy Mackey Simonson in Cunningham, Kan., who precede her along with her loving husband, Carl; granddaughter, Shirley Boyce; and great-granddaughter, Sonni Killern. She met and married Carl Rorick in 1924. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Charles (Sherry) Rorick, Carlene Boyce and Vonda (Bill) Baerg; grandchildren, Bob (Bobbie) Baerg of Arvada, Terry (Nora) Baerg of Golden, Charlea Rorick of Boulder, Steven Rorick of Westcliffe, Bonnie (David) Wilson of Highlands Ranch and Janet (Terry) Killen of Florence; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Allina retired from the Colorado State Hospital Dietary Dept. Allina and Carl also ranched in Westcliffe for many years. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Valley Bible Youth Camp in Westcliffe in her memory through the funeral home office.

Roriguez, A.
A. Roriguez – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: A. Roriguez is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. A. Roriguez: Mexican, age 27, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Roriguez, F.
F. Roriguez – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: F. Roriguez is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. F. Roriguez: Mexican, age 32, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Rosales, Henry
Henry Rosales - Cañon City Daily Record - November 18, 2004 - Henry Rosales of Lafayette died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Louisville. He was 81 years old. Mr. Rosales was born July 15, 1923, to Francisco Rosales and Maria Ontevetos in Aguilar. On Nov. 9, 1946, he married Alice A. Mestas in Lafayette. Mr. Rosales was a coal miner for 15 years with Imperial Coal Co. in Erie. He also worked as a farmer, construction worker, foreman, mechanic and barber. He enjoyed drawing, working with his hands, sweets and drinking milk. Mr. Rosales is survived by his wife, Alice of Lafayette; his children, Larry and Leonard Rosales of Lafayette and Lorraine Pacheco of Denver; his brother, Thomas Rosales of El Paso, Texas; his stepbrother, Manual Baltierrez of Lafayette; and, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Herlinda Duran. Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at Darrell Howe Mortuary Chapel in Lafayette. Pastor Don Roybol officiated. Interment followed at Lafayette Cemetery. Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.

Rosales, Manuel
Manuel Rosales - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2006 - Manuel Rosales, 81, lifetime Puebloan, born Nov. 29, 1924, departed this life March 17, 2006, at the Minnequa Medical Center. Mr. Rosales was a retired security officer having worked at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 999 and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Rosales; two daughters, Catherine Rosales and Jacquelyn Alberto; siblings, Dora Acosta, John Rosales, Jesus "Chuey" (Jane) Rosales, Daniel (Dolores) Rosales, Socorro (Paul) Hernandez and Rebecca Hood; three grandchildren, Natasha, Lorenzo Sr. and Christina; one great-grandchild, Maria; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Mr. Rosales was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Mary Rosales; stepfather, Jose Borjon, siblings, Michael Rosales and Mary Lou Bueno; son, Manuel Rosales II; grandchild, Lorenzo Jr.; in-laws, Pat Rosales, Don Acosta, Angie Vigil. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today and Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made in Manuel's name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, in care of the funeral home.

Rosales, Patricia C.
Patricia C. Rosales - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2001 - Patricia C. Rosales of Greeley died Tuesday, June 20, 2001, at the Bonnell Good Samaritan Center after an extended illness. Nee Charlotte Patricia Gettler, Nov. 5, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., to Charles and Flora (Zehna) Gettler. On Nov. 5, 1946, she married John Rosales in Pueblo. She attended St. Francis Catholic School in Pueblo and Pueblo Catholic High School. She graduated from Southern Colorado State College in 1965. In the fall of 1965, she began teaching at Heaton Junior High School in Pueblo until 1970. After moving to Greeley in 1970, she taught at John Evans Junior High School and Chappelow Middle School until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed traveling and gardening after her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. John Rosales; her eight children, Mike (Virginia), J (Randi), Nonie, Pepi (Bobby), Pat (Randy) Chavez, Suzanne, Chuck and Jim (Darcy) 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Anthony Gettler (Virginia), Charles Gettler (Jan) two sisters, Lucy Gettler and Rosella Chavez (Damian) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Patricia fought diabetes for 26 years. It was her request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a fund in the name of her grandson, Johnny Rosales, to combat the same disease. Contributions may be sent to Union Bank and Trust, Johnny Rosales Juvenile Diabetes Fund, 3300 N. 27th St., Lincoln, NE 68521. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family may contact Pat Rosales Chavez at 546-0431.

Rosales, Rufus
Rufus Rosales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1997 - Rufus Rosales, 77, of La Junta, died Oct. 24, in Colorado Springs. Vigil services, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Richard Wehrmeyer, CM, officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the National Kidney Foundation.

Roscoe, Joy Mae
Joy Mae Roscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Joy Mae Roscoe, 66, passed away Nov. 11, 2002. Joy was born May 22, 1936, in Denver, Colo. She was the beloved daughter of the late Walter Cox and Ruth Rigg. Joy was a very generous and giving person, working many years with hospice and the elderly. Her biggest joy in life was being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by everyone who came into her life. Joy is survived by her children, Donna (Daryl) Provinzano, James H. Higby, Mary (Bruce) Prigmore and Becky (Tim) Caudill. She was blessed and is survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brothers and sister, Tom (Margaret) Cox, Richard (Susan) Cox and Christine (Jim) Feuerstein. We all love you and you will be with us always. Family viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Public viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Roscoe, Molly R.
Molly R. Roscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - November14, 1999 - Molly R. Roscoe, 59, of Westcliffe, died Nov. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. She is survived by children, David and William Jr. of Westcliffe, Robert (Sharmala) of Walden, Marilyn (Russ) Dalrymple of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mary (Terry) Hinkle of Penrose and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Russell (Eunice) Berry of Hillside, Colo., and John Berry of Canon City, Peggy Jones of Pueblo and Bonnie (Larry) Green of Salida. She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Max; and her husband, William, in 1989, whom she married on June 8, 1958, in Canon City. Except for the four years she lived in Beulah, she lived her life in the Hillside and Westcliffe areas. She actively ranched with her husband and family. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Hillside Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Rose, Boyd C.
Boyd C. Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Boyd C. Rose, 85, longtime Kim-area rancher, died Nov. 27, 1997, at his home. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, at Kim School Gym with Pastor Maynard Bowen officiating. Interment in Kim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Lane Frost Memorial Cowboy Fund, co Lane Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Lane, Okla., 74555

Rose, Buel E.
Buel E. "Bill" Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1998 - Buel E. "Bill" Rose, a longtime resident of Campbell, Ohio, passed away Nov. 17, 1998. Mr. Rose was born in Bernardsville, N.J., in 1918. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, 790th Bomb Squadron, serving as a nose gunner and heavy bomber mechanic, flying 35 missions over Germany and enemy occupied Europe. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement in aerial combat, the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal. Mr. Rose retired from the Youngstown Sheet and Tube and operated his own landscaping business. Preceded in death by his parents, Ella and Archie Rose- sister, Althea Whiteman- and brothers, Emerson and Donald. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lucy Peters Rose- daughters, Norma Jean (Gerald) Vrabel of Florida, Patricia (Thomas) Halus of Pueblo and Debra Rose of Florida- five grandchildren, Vicki (Robert) MacHale, Dawn Marie (Tim) O'Neil, Bethann (Bob) Ecker, Heidi and Heather Halus- and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Campbell, Ohio.

Rose, Charles
Charles "Fred" Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2000 - Charles "Fred" Rose passed away Jan. 8, 2000, following a 10-month battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Fred was born on Dec. 2, 1931, to the union of Charles and Alice Rose, who preceded him in death as does his sister, Peggy. Fred graduated from Rye High School, Pueblo Junior College and Denver University with an engineering degree. He resided in Denver for 48 years where he worked at Timpte Brothers and Samsonite. He was a charter member of the Studebaker Club in Denver since 1968. He is survived by his sister, Kay (John) Koch of Pueblo; nephews, Mark (Brenda) Koch of Pueblo and Paul Koch of Colorado Springs; niece, Barbara (Charlie) Versaw of Center, Colo.; great-nieces, Melissa Hayes, Sarah Koch and Heidi Versaw; great-nephew, Luke Versaw; special cousin, Louis (Peggy) Fass; and special friends from Denver, including Will Weisner, Jim (Shirley) Zaner and Roger and David Zaner. He will lie in state at the funeral home today and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Studebaker Club through the funeral home.

Rose, Deanna Patricia
Deanna Patricia Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2004 - Deanna Patricia Rose, infant, went home to be with her Lord, on Feb. 1, 2004. Survived by her parents, Patrick Rose and Deanne Alcon; and big brother, Steven Lucero Jr. Also survived by grandparents, Evera Wheeler and Gary Rose, Yvonne and Joe Mestas Jr.; great-grandmothers, Rosalie Alcon and Mercy Mihelich; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends. Baby Deanna was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Gilbert Alcon and John Casey Mihelich. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Sunset Park Christian Church, 1025 S. Prairie, with Pastors Dominic Suazo and Albert Struck officiating.

Rose, Donald E.
Donald E. Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1999 - Donald E. Rose, 78, lifetime Kiowa County resident, passed away Aug. 27, 1999.Graveside services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Eads Cemetery, Eads. Visitation from 1-7 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Rose, E. Glen
E. (Emery) Glen Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2001 - Passed away Jan. 7, 2001, after a brief illness at age 62. Born March 29, 1938, in Lee County, Va. He lived in Thompson, Ohio, 17 years before moving to Pueblo West, Colo., 23 years ago. He worked for Trane Co. for the past 11 years. He was the son of Monnie Rohten and the late Emery Lee Rose; husband of Susan A. Rose; father of Michael Rose, Elizabeth (Michael) Dye, Martin Lee Rose; grandfather of Maria, Jessica Lea, Elizabeth, Kenneth, Megan; and two great-grandchildren. As Glen requested, cremation with memorial services to be held at future date in Thompson, Ohio.

Rose, Ellen E.
Ellen E. Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Ellen E. Rose, aged 7 months, died at 1139 Van Buren, July 21, 1920. Body at Whiton's. Funeral from the residence this morning at 10 o'clock.

Rose, George Gerald
George "Bud" Gerald Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2004 - George "Bud" Gerald Rose, 71, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 10, 1932, in Moline, Ill., to Harry and Eileen Rose, who preceded him; along with his sisters, Dorothy Rose and Doris Taylor. Survived by his sons, Sean Rose, Gregg Rose; daughter, Karen Barclay; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Per his request, cremation has taken place with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Kings of Kings Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory through the funeral home office.

Rose, Jack
Jack Rose - Colorado Springs Gazette – January 16, 1924 – Walsenburg Chief and Dry Agent are Killed – Policeman Finds Bodies in Home of Alleged Maker of Illegal Liquor – Walsenburg, Jan. 15 – When Patrolman Albert Zink kicked in the door of the home of Louis Donati, a shoemaker, early tonight he found the bodies of Jack Rose, Walsenburg chief of police, and H. E. Robart, state prohibition officer. Both had been shot thru the head. From the position of the bodies, it is believed they had been ambushed as they entered the house. Their pistols were in their holsters. Donati has not been found. A 100-gallon still was found in the Donati house with a quantity of mash and finished moonshine, officers said later. Chief Rose is survived by a widow and three daughters. Robart leaves a widow and three children.

Rose, Jack
Jack Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1986 - Jack Rose of 1629 Beulah, Dec. 6, 1986. Husband of Alice Irene Rose, who passed away June 9, 1980. Father of Kathryn (Paul) Nelson and James Rose; stepfather of Martin (Lenora) Nezvensky, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Laudick, and a son, Wesley Rose. Member of Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from the retail grocery business in Pueblo and had previously worked for the C&W and D&RGW railroads. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Clint Perry, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. The family may be contacted at 1629 Beulah.

Rose, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Joseph F. Rose, 63, born Jan. 11, 1940, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 26, 2003. Survived by his son, Joey (Mickie McAtee) Rose of Pueblo; siblings, Clara Indenbaum of Bridgeport, Conn., Ralph (Peggy) Rose of Pueblo and Josephine (Sam J.) Cortese of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Martina. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nancy Rose; sister, Ann (Mike) Giglio; and his beloved Shannon "Shanzy" Rose. Service, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Philip Reynolds officiating.

Rose, Lucy
Lucy Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Lucy Rose departed this life April 22, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Buel "Bill" Rose. Survived by three daughters, Patricia (Tom) Halus, Pueblo, Colo., Norma Jean (Jerry) Vrabel, Fort Pierce, Fla., Debra Rose, Tamarac, Fla. Also survived by five granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Campbell, Ohio. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Sharmar Village and Dr. Alfredo Vargas.

Rose, Mary Lee
Mary Lee Rose - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1987 - Mary Lee Rose, 87, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1987, in Trinidad. She was born on Feb. 8, 1900, in Brice, Texas, to Madden Rish and Leora Ivey. On Dec, 17, 1920, she was united in marriage to William L. Brink, who preceded her in death in 1959. On May 8, 1962, she married Bert Rose, who preceded her in death in 1969. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survived by six daughters, Sue (Harold) Thompson, Aguilar, Ethel Garner, Trinidad, Sylvia (Oliver) Newkirk, Folsom, N.M., Betty (Matt) Irwin, Logan, N.M., Clara York, Kirtland, N.M., Wanda (Bob) Baker, Battle Mountain, Nev.; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Irene Stans, Oregon; two brothers, Vernon Rish, Oregon, and Homer Rish, Arizona. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1987, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, followed by interment in Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, N.M.

Rose, Orin Stanton Jr.
Orin Stanton Rose Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1998 - Rice Mortuary & Crematory Brighton, Colo. Orin Stanton Rose Jr., 66, of Brighton, Colo., died Oct. 27, 1998, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. He was born Dec. 13, 1931, in El Paso, Texas, to Orin S. and Mary Jess (Parker) Rose. Orin was a longtime employee of Public Service Company of Colorado. He worked as a dispatcher and engineer and was a member of the Brighton Elks Lodge. Survived by very special niece, Michelle (Joe) Godri, Salt Lake City, Utah- sister, Ruth Simon, Pueblo- and nephew, Brett (Susan) Simon, Austin, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Rose, Ralph
Ralph Rose – Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 2006 - Ralph Rose, 80, passed away Oct. 17, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nancy Rose; sister, Ann (Mike) Giglio; brother, Joseph F. Rose Jr. He is survived by his companion and caregiver during his illness, Peggy Schaeffer; his children, Ralph D. (JoAnn), Gary, Laurie (Calvin) Turner, Michael, Jon (Janeen) Rose; grandchildren, Lindsey, Gary J., Patrick, Whitney, Melanie (Josh), Tamara, Nathan, Chelsie, Jennifer and Amanda; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Clara Indenbaum, Josephine (Sam) Cortese; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and his best friend, Sam Geonetta. Ralph was a lifetime member of the DAV, and a member of Eagles No. 145. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Ralph loved gardening, fishing and cooking for his family and friends. He worked as a manager/salesman for Mike Diodosio Wholesale Liquor for over 30 years. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth St., Pueblo, Colo. Donations may be made in Ralph's memory to the Fisher House in Denver through the funeral home office.

Roseman, Kimberly Rae
Kimberly (Kim) Rae Roseman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1986 - Kimberly (Kim) Rae Roseman, born Nov. 22,1961, and passed away Aug. 20,1986, in Seattle of diabetes and heart disease. Preceded in death by father, Edward E. Roseman; grandfather, John J. Roseman. Survived by mother, Anna Marie Hughes; brother, Kevin Geddis; stepfather, Ray Hughes of New Jersey; grandmother, Vera Roseman, uncle, Ray; aunt, Jaci Roseman; cousins, Brandon and Scott Roseman of Pueblo; grandfather, Col. C. B. Gailhouse of San Antonio, Texas. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held today in Seattle. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery with Father Joseph Gillis of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox. Friends and family may gather after the service at 1620 Glenwood. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetic Foundations Research Dept., 60 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y., 10010-1550.

Rosen, Jerome William
Jerome William "Bill" Rosen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1986 - Jerome William "Bill" Rosen, 58, of 161 Princeton, died Aug. 5, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. Taught fourth grades at Fountain and Highland Park Schools over 29 years, retiring in 1983. Survived by his wife, Betty of the family home; two sons, Richard P. Rosen of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mark E. Rosen of Pueblo; four grandchildren; three brothers, Irving B. Rosen of Dallas, Texas; Sidney R. Rosen of Pueblo; Stanley H. Rosen of Cleveland, Ohio. Preceded in death by one brother, Martin D. Rosen in 1984. Graveside services, 3 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery with Walter Tihonovich officiating. Memorials to the Rocky Mountain Pheasant and Waterfowl Association may be sent to the funeral home in his name.

Rosen, Sidney Robert
Sidney Robert Rosen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1999 - Sidney Robert Rosen, 75, "Mr. Music of Pueblo," died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his home. He was a 1943 graduate of Centennial High School. He proudly served his country in World War II in the Philippines. He returned to Pueblo to receive his Associate in Music degree from Pueblo Junior College. He earned both his Bachelor's Degree and his Master's Degree from the University of Colorado. Sid taught band and orchestra at Central High School for 20 years and at Freed Junior High for five years. He was a member of The Pueblo Symphony as well as The Colorado State Fair Band for many years. He was conductor of the Pueblo Municipal Band and wrote the music for the school songs of both Central and South high schools. Sid is survived by one brother, Stanley (Ida) Rosen of Cleveland, Ohio; sister-in-law, Diane Rosen of Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews including Mark Rosen of Boone and Rick and Sandy Rosen of Pueblo; and special grand niece and nephews, Resa, Jim, Delandy and Tyler of Pueblo. Preceded in death by brothers, Martin, Irving and Jerry. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Temple Emmanuel at 1325 N. Grand Ave. and a graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at B'Nai Jacob Cemetery at 23rd and Montezuma Streets, Pueblo.

Rosenberger, Rowland T.
Rowland T. Rosenberger - Walsenburg World - August 15, 1901 - Died at his home in Ladora, Iowa, Tuesday morning at 9:40 am, aged 50 years, 4 months and 5 days, Rowland T. Rosenberger, of cancer in the neck. Mr. Rosenberger is the father of Charles Rosenberger of the World office.

Rosenblat, Bral
Bral Rosenblat – Pueblo Indicator – April 10, 1937 – Bral Rosenblat Dies – Bral Rosenblat, 82, a retired junk dealer, died at his home, 309 Chester Street, April 2nd. His death was caused by heart failure. He was well known in Bessemer where he owned several business buildings and made frequent trips here. He is survived by three sons, Julius, Charles and Reuben, and a daughter Mrs. Goldie Glickman.

Rosenthal, Eileen V.
Eileen V. Rosenthal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2004 - Eileen V. Rosenthal, 82, passed away at her home in Pueblo West on March 15, 2004. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bernays Rosenthal; her children, Charleen Lamphear, Lynn (Bob) Rosenthal, Craig (Nancy) Rosenthal, Steve (Joan) Rosenthal, Susan (Steve) Brown, Mark Rosenthal and John Rosenthal; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Eileen's honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. Memorial contributions may be made to this church in Eileen's memory.

Roses, Louis
Louis Roses - Las Animas Leader - September 16, 1920 - Auto Collision Near Melon Field Causes Death of Louis Roses - A serious accident occurred west of Las Animas, near Melonfield Monday evening when the automobile driven by A.D Cortez of Hadley collided with a buggy. The occupants of the buggy are unknown and we were unable to obtain facts with regard to the cause of the accident. Louis Roses a Mexican laborer, living at Hadley, died as a result of the accident. It is unknown whether or not others were injured or not. Mr. Cortez was bringing Mr. Roses to Las Animas so that he might make arrangements for his children to enter the Las Animas schools when the accident happened. Mr. Roses was 51 years of age and is survived by his wife and several children. The body was taken to Higbee, Colorado Tuesday by Mr. Powell and funeral services were conducted from the Catholic Church there on Wednesday.

Roseth, Gladys
Gladys Roseth - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1998 - Gladys Roseth, 82, passed away July 10, 1998. Survived by loving husband, L.J. Bing Roseth- son, Richard A. (Alice) Hall- grandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Maloney, Richard Alan and Christopher Hall- great-grandchild, Jayde Maloney- aunt, Eva Eyers, San Dimas, Calif.- and other loved ones. Gladys enjoyed golfing, gardening and crafts. MDBO MDNM She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home.

Roseth, Lawrence J.
Lawrence J. "Bing" Roseth - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1999 - awrence J. "Bing" Roseth, 80, passed away May 27, 1999. Predeceased by wife, Gladys Roseth, in July 1998- and sister, Elsie Roseth. Survived by stepson, Richard (Alice) Hall- brother, Brandon (Herma) Roseth- grandchildren, Michelle(Kevin) Maloney, Richard and Christopher Hall- and great-grandchild, Jayde Maloney. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mr. Roseth was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, a member of BPOE No. 90, was retired from the Pueblo Chieftain Circulation Department, and enjoyed golfing. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday

Rosetti, E.
E. Rosetti - Blue Valley Times - August 8, 1913 - Bridge as Bad as Poker, Says Judge - Trinidad - Playing poker for drinks in a saloon is no more reprehensible in the eyes of the law than playing bridge for prizes in any lady's parlor, or similar card games in an exclusive club, according to District Judge A. W. McHendrie in passing on the case of five coal miners arrested last  spring, charged with gambling. A fatal shooting occurred at the time of the raid on the saloon, E. Rosetti having been killed and C. Aiello is in jail accused of the crime. Judge McHendrie fined the card players, but suspended sentence on condition of future good behavior.

Rosetti, Pasquale
Pasquale Rosetti - Brandon Bell - May 2, 1913 - One Killed, Three Wounded in Raid - Trinidad - Pasquale Rosetti was shot and killed in the barber shop and pool room of Vincent Obrooke, an Austrian, at Berwind, a mining camp, when Camillo Atollo, saloon man of that place and Deputy Sheriff A.W. Brown were wounded, the former perhaps mortally. Undersheriff Zeke Martin was grazed by a bullet.

Rosevich, Jacklene
Jacklene "Jackie" Rosevich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1986 - Jacklene "Jackie" Rosevich of 1516 Cedar, Aug. 4, 1986. Mother of Margaret Heinrich of the family home; and Debra Arreola, Pueblo. Survived also by her grandchildren, Charles Wood, Steven Heinrich, Daisy Heinrich, and Adam Arreola, as well as her aunt, Jody DeVries and her family. Mrs. Rosevich was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She was employed as a cook and waitress at several Pueblo restaurants, including the Town House, the LaSalle, the Home Café, and the Top of the Town Restaurant. She had been a Pueblo resident the past 56 years. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 1516 Cedar.

Rosholt, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Rosholt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Age 103, passed away March 18, 2001. Preceded in death by her two husbands, Arthur Tomlinson and Paul Rosholt; parents; one brother; and two sisters. Survived by daughters, Paula (Bob) Diller and Rusti Homberger; stepson, Jack (Soledad) Rosholt; brother, Robert (Bea) Monical; sisters, Opal Garriett and Ruth Gray; 12 grandchildren; l5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend and care provider, Benita Martinez. Ethel was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ and loved Colorado and the mountains. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment, 2 p.m. at Chapel Hills Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Donations may be made to Casa de la Esperanza in Anhuac, Chihuahua, Mexico in care of the Southwest Church of Christ.

Rosilios, E.
E. Rosilios – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: E. Rosilios is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. E. Rosilios: Mexican, age 30, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Roskey, Mary E.
Mary E. Roskey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Mary E. Roskey, age 92, passed away Jan. 27, 2000. Survived by her husband, Raymond Roskey of Walsenburg, formerly of Pueblo; sister, Katherine Kawchack, Tucson, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews, Al Hoza, Mary Anne Lessley, Rita Moore, Richard Roskey, Don Roskey, Alan Roskey, Linda Younger and Jim Kawchack. Also survived by 48 grand and great-grandnieces and nephews, as well as brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Edna Roskey, Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by sister, Anna Hoza, and brothers, John and Steve Kawchack. Mrs. Roskey was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders National Headquarters in care of the funeral home office.

Roskey, Raymond P.
Raymond P. Roskey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Raymond P. Roskey, 86, passed away May 13, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Roskey. Survived by his brother, Robert (Edna) Roskey; sister-in-law, Katherine Kawchack; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends. Lifelong member and volunteer at St. Pius X Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Church in care of the funeral home office.

Rosolini, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Rosolini - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Ruth L. Rosolini passed away Dec. 24, 1999, in Pueblo. Ruth was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Loveland, Colo., to James and Norabelle Gibson Dunham and had lived in Pueblo since 1938. She was able to be employed as a psych tech at the Colorado State Hospital for 15 years while always remaining very dedicated to her family. Mrs. Rosolini was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo, in 1992; two brothers, Lloyd and Art Dunham; and a sister, Myrtle Hunt. She is survived by her children, Dennis (Kathy) Rosolini and Judith (Sam) Riggio, both of Pueblo, and Susan Luttrell of Littleton; a brother, Jim Dunham of Loveland; her grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Hendershott, Chad (Valerie) Rosolini, Todd (Kerri) Rosolini and Mark (Lynette) Riggio; great-grandchildren, Daniel Riggio, Erika, Gabriella and Dylan Rosolini; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Rosolini will lie in state at the mortuary from 4 until 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Rosolini may be made to the American Cancer Society either direct or through the mortuary.

Ross, Bennie Marie
Bennie Marie Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2003 - Bennie Marie Ross, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Leland B. Ross, Oct. 30, 2000. Also preceded in death by parents, B.M. (Flora) Loftis; brothers and sisters, Carlis Loftis, Willie Boitz, Opal Englebrecht, and Esther Young. She is survived by her children, Linda (Dean) Burton, Pueblo, Bill (Cynthia) Ross, Arvada, Betty (Dave) Lisac, South Fork; Bonnie (Bill) Harshman, Aurora, David (Julie) Ross, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, David Lisac II, Brian Lisac, Sarah Harshman, James Harshman and Candice Ross; two sisters, Ev Rhoades and Elsie Griffin, both of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marie spent most of her time volunteering at the University Park Care Center. She enjoyed reading, traveling and serving, but she treasured most the time spent with her children, grandchildren and friends. The lives she touched will always remember her kind heart and generosity. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Bennie Marie Ross to a charity of choice. Also, please visit Bennie's memorial at

Ross, Billy N.
Billy N. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2000 - Billy N. Ross of Crowley died Friday, May 26, 2000, in the VA hospital in Albuquerque. Services, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Burial at 2 p.m. with military honors at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway.

Ross, Blanche E.
Blanche E. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2000 - Blanche E. Ross, 94, passed away May 31, 2000, in Pueblo. Blanche was born Dec. 26, 1905, in Hermon, Ill., the daughter of Elmer and Bessie Thurman Morss. On May 31, 1928, she married William H. Ross, who preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving is son, William H. Ross Jr. (Joan Harrell) of Pueblo; daughters, Janet Mays of Manzanola and Lilliam Ross of Holt, Mich. Mrs. Ross had seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She and her husband owned and operated the "Springs Supper Club" in Piqua, Ohio, from 1945 to 1955. She was a lifelong homemaker and seamstress, and also was employed in the upholstery division of Oldsmobile Corporation in Lansing, Mich., during the late 1920s. Mrs. Ross was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Piqua, Ohio. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A family service and interment will follow at a later date in Ohio. Contributions in Mrs. Ross' memory may be made on her behalf to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Ross, Carrie
Mrs. Carrie Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1937 – Fitzroy Funeral Home - Mrs. Carrie Ross, at home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae Bruner. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1937 - Mrs. Carrie Ross, funeral services, our chapel Monday, 1:30 p.m. Rev. George Lowe, pastor of Mesa Baptist church, officiating. To Mountain View.

Ross, Cecil Carol
Cecil Carol Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2005 - Cecil Carol Ross, 78, loving husband and father. Born June 8, 1927 Lamar, Colo. Passed away Sept. 28, 2005. Owner, operator of Ross Trucking, an excellent mechanic. His “love” was his farm. A Pueblo resident since 1942 and Navy Veteran of World War II. Survived by his wife, Leona Ross, whom he adored for 55 years of marriage; sister, LaVerne Carmen of Hoisington, Kan.; wonderful father of three daughters, Susan (Mark) Steves, Robin (Troy) Thielemier, and Carolyn (Craig) Pann. He loved his 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, William Robert Ross and Hattie Ann Plotner, his brother, Leland B. Ross. Devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served with his wife an honorable mission in 1987. Cecil's family legacy is more valuable than gold.

Ross, Charles
Charles Ross- Boulder Daily Camera - October 18, 1891 - Six Dago Murderers - Walsenburg, Colo., Oct. 17 - The six Italians on trial for the murder of Charles Ross in June last received their sentence yesterday. One of the six turned state's evidence and others pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. They were immediately sentenced by Judge Gunter to imprisonment for life.Aspen Weekly Times – June 27, 1891 – On Sunday last the Italians of Walsenburg held a jollification and wound up by getting gloriously full. As a result a free fight ensued during which one of their number was killed by being struck by a brass beer faucet. The whole gang was pulled and is now in jail at that place awaiting the action of the grand jury. The dead man's name was Charles Ross.

Ross, Elmer A.
Elmer A. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2000 - Elmer A. Ross, 92, passed away Sept. 8, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Helen; and two sons. Mr. Ross had been a Pueblo resident for 61 years, working as a master carpenter. He belonged to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Joiners of America, Carpenters Local No. 515, and worked on the construction of some of the following projects: Pueblo Army Airbase, Army Depot, Belmont Subdivision, Pueblo Drive-In Theater, Pueblo Junior College, USC, and the Pueblo Reservoir Dam. He was a member of the Pueblo First Church of the Nazarene, a Boy Scout leader of Troop 49, and had a lifelong hobby in model railroading. He belonged to the Model Railroad Club in Colorado Springs, and the National Railroad Historical Society. Elmer is survived by children, LeOris R. (Marlene) Ross of Pueblo, Rosalie J. Dorland of Monson, Mass., and Anna Marie (Dennis) Rowan of Denver. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ross, Gladys Helen
Gladys Helen Ross – Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1997 - Gladys Helen Ross, age 89, passed away Oct. 23, 1997. Preceded in death by two sons at birth, Ralph and Kenneth Ross- her parents, Louis P. and Jennie P. Foster- and by two sisters, Lettie Bird and Leona Sayler. Survived by her husband, Elmer A. Ross- children, LeOris R. (Mildred Marlene) Ross of Pueblo, Rosalie June Dorland, Moonsong, Mass., and Anna Marie (Dennis) Rowan of Arbor Vitae, Wis. Also survived by 12 grandchildren- 16 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ross was active in the Girl Scouts for 60 years and was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Pueblo since she was a young girl. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Nazarene Church, Northern and Stanford, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing hours, noon to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Ross, Leland B.
Leland B. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2000 - Leland B. Ross, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2000. He retired, after 20 years, as CEO of Ross Trucking and served with the United States Navy during World War II. He is preceded in death by his parents. Leland is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marie Ross; his children, Linda (Dean) Burton of Pueblo, Bill (Cynthia) Ross of Arvada, Betty (Dave) Lisac of Pueblo, Bonnie (Bill) Harshman of Aurora, and David (Julie) Ross of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, David Lisac II, Brian Lisac, Sarah Harshman, James Harshman and Candice Ross; brother, Cecil (Leona) Ross of Pueblo; and sister, Laverne (Art) Hickel of Hoisington, Kan. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leland's name to a charity of choice.

Ross, Leona
Leona "Irene" Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Leona "Irene" Ross, died Aug. 8, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by her nephew, Robert W. Bender, Phoenix, Ariz. Member of Grace Baptist Church. Born July 5, 1890, in Nashville, Tenn. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Ross, 1967; brother, Willie Butt; and sister, Lura B. Bender, 1975. Employed at Crews-Beggs for 22 years in the ladies ready-to-wear department. Service, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday morning.

Ross, Lewis E.
Lewis E. Ross - Brandon Bell - February 27, 1914 - Three Pioneers Die Same Day - Pueblo - Three Pueblo pioneers died here in one day. They were Thomas Williams, who helped found the steel mills here; Lewis E. Ross, a saloon man, and George Jackson, one of the city's builders.

Ross, Lou B.
Lou B. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2003 - Lou B. Ross, 88, longtime Fowler and Olney Springs resident died May 24, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born on Nov. 13, 1914, in Big Flat, Ark., the daughter of Elmer and Dolly (Lack) Butler. She married Hayden C. Ross, Feb. 3, 1934, and the family moved to Crowley County (Olney Springs) and Fowler communities. She is survived by four daughters, Eula Mae "Sue" McClanaham of Memphis, Tenn., Wilma (Bob) Pfeiff of Winona, Kan., Alice Nesselhuf and Judy (Bob) Krasovec of Pueblo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler with burial to follow in Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to Olney Springs Senior Citizens or Fowler Historical Society. She is also survived by a sister, Estel Easterly of Montrose, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Mildred (Gene) Cox of Raton, N.M.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.

Ross, Marian M.
Marian M. Ross - Huerfano World - October 6, 1994 - Marian M. Ross, wife of the late Addison L. Ross of Canon City, died Oct. 1, 1994, in St. Thomas More Progressive Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born May 1, 1917 to the late Ralph Miles and Margaret Firm Garren at their home in La Veta, her grandparents were pioneers in La Veta arriving with the Georgia Colony around 1870. Mrs. Ross graduated from La Veta Union High School in 1935 and was a graduate of Adams State College and Colorado State College in Greeley. She was married Jan. 26,1941 to Addison L. Ross in Taos, NM. She taught school in La Veta from 1938 to 1940 and again during World War II while her husband served with the US Army. She later taught fourth grade at McKinley Elementary and Harrison Elementary schools in Canon City until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Canon City, Order of Eastern Star, Southern Colorado Auxiliary of Territorial Daughters of Colorado and the Retired Teacher's Association of Canon City. Survivors are her daughter, Sharon Kaiser, Canon City; a son, Keith Ross, Canon City and four grandchildren. Service was in First United Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Ross, Michael
Michael "Hoss" Ross - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - Michael "Hoss" Ross dies in ditch cave-in - A pipeline ditch cave-in at Cuchara Valley Resort on Monday claimed the life of 21-year-old Michael D. "Hoss" Ross of Walsenburg. According to Huerfano County Coroner Mike Antle, Ross died of massive head injuries suffered in the cave-in late Monday morning, July 30, 1990. Ross was an employee of J.J. Construction Company of Walsenburg who was completing a water pipeline interconnect for Cucharas Sanitation and Water District. Born Aug. 11, 1968, in Detroit, MI, Ross came with his family to Walsenburg in 1971. He attended St. Mary School and graduated from Walsenburg's John Mall High School in 1986. He had worked construction jobs and at Huerfano County Medical Center for the past two years. Ross was a member of the High School Booster Club and was an avid softball, basketball and volleyball player. Survivors include his wife, Penny and daughter, Jessica, Walsenburg; parents, Pate and Nancy Ross, Walsenburg; sister, Cynthia Bobian, Denver; two brothers, Daniel Ross, Newport, RI, and Jeff Ross, Walsenburg; grandmothers, Alta Schreiber, Walsenburg and Ernestine Ross, Clearwater, FL; parents-in-law, Jim and Martha Barela, Walsenburg; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Rosary was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ross, Michele Lynn
Michele Lynn Ross - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 13, 1993 - Michele Lynn Ross, 37, an accounting clerk for Quality Food Co. who received a double associate degree from Pikes Peak Community College, died Sept. 8, 1993, in a car accident in Trinidad. The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Cremation is planned. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Mrs. Ross was born July 21, 1956, at Craig Air Force Base, Ala., to Maurice L. O'Dell and Mary F. Hawkins, both of Colorado Springs. She was married June 21, 1976, in Walsenburg to Stanley A. Ross, who survives. She also is survived by two brothers, Richard Sherwood of Tacoma, Wash., and Mark O'Dell of New Springfield, Conn.; and two sisters, Martha O'Dell of Roswell, N.M., and Merle Johnson of Colorado Springs. Mrs. Ross had lived in Colorado Springs since 1968.

Ross, Sigel M.
Sigel M. Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2000 - Sigel M. Ross, 83, former resident of Holly, Colo., died May 23, 2000, at Chadron, Neb. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at the Holly United Methodist Church. Burial in the Holly Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Ritual by Holly Eastgate Masonic Lodge No. 113 AF&AM. Visitation from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions to the Holly Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Ross, Val Richard
Val Richard Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2003 - Val Richard Ross, age 79, of Loveland, Colorado, died Monday, February 10, 2003, in Loveland. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2003 at Allnutt Funeral Service/Hunter Chapel. Please see on-line obituary and sign family guest book at:

Ross, Verna Fern
Vera Fern Ross - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1998 - Vera Fern Ross of Pueblo passed away Aug. 25, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Rueben H., in 1983. Survived by children, Phyllis (Duane) Benbow, Twilla (George) Unfug and Ronald (Carla) Ross- grandchildren, Robert and David Benbow, Chris, Rob, Doug and Paula Unfug, Michelle and Amy Ross and Javin Sutton- six great-grandsons- and two sisters. , 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to your charity of choice.

Ross, William
William Ross - Brandon News - December 8, 1921 - The charred remains of William Ross, 40 years old, were found by firemen who were searching the debris and wreckage caused by a fire of unknown origin in a pool hall in Pueblo. Ross, who was employed by the Hamlin Supply Company, was evidently asleep in a room adjoining the offices of the Clery Sign Painting Company on the second floor of the building when the fire burned through the floor dropping him to the pool hall below.

Rossi, Enrico
Enrico (Harry) Rossi - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1997 - Enrico (Harry) Rossi passed away on Nov. 12, 1997. Mr. Rossi was a lifetime Pueblo resident and is survived by his wife, Theresa Terri" Rossi- and children, Annette (Dr. Dan) Davis, Denver, Peggy (Mike) Coupens, Colorado Springs, and Harry (Vicki) Rossi Jr., West Richland, Wash.- as well as several grandchildren and brother, Denny Rossi, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents and brothers, George and Moody Rossi. Mr. Rossi was a World War II Army Veteran, member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, Amici Society, Dante Alighieri Society and Pueblo Country Club. He served as a freight agent for C&W Railroad for 20 years and later as Traffic Manager at the CF&I Steel Corp. He enjoyed golf and netted four holes-in-one in his lifetime at the Pueblo Country Club. He cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. He was a loving and caring father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Monday, 7 p.m., St. Pius X Church.

Rossi, George M.
George M. Rossi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - George M. Rossi of 704 Alpine, April 16, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Christine Rossi. Father of Carole (Ray) Del Turco, Denver. Brother of Denny (Virginia) Rossi, Harry (Theresa) Rossi, and Moody (Shirley) Rossi, all of Pueblo. Son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DiPalma, Pueblo. Grandfather of Michelle Del Turco, Douglas Del Turco, Dean Del Turco, all of Denver; George (Tina) Manguso, Craig Manguso, Todd Manguso, R. Michael Manguso, Christa Manguso, all of Reno, Nev.; and John (Tyna) Manguso, Campbell, Calif. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter, Georgia Mae Manguso, Aug. 14, 1975. A member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, Mr. Rossi was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He also was a member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge 90 and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. A veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WWII, he was employed by the City of Pueblo Fire Department and later served as fire chief at the Pueblo Depot Activity Center. Service announcements later. Friends who wish may contribute to the George Rossi Memorial Fund, Shrine of St. Therese.

Rossi, Reynold J.
Reynold J. “Denny” Rossi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2002 - Reynold J. “Denny” Rossi, age 90, born May 12, 1912, in Lime, Colo., passed away May 13, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Quaranta Rossi; and three brothers, Harry, Moody and George Rossi. He is survived by his loving family, daughter, Marilyn; son-in-law, Ernie Vergilio; and grandson, Joe Vergilio. Also survived by sister-in-law, Terri Rossi; and several nieces and nephews. Denny was a wonderful father and grandfather and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson. He was the owner and operator of Rossi Mercantile Grocery until his retirement in 1978. Denny played the accordion in the Charlie Quaranta Orchestra for 50 years. He loved to fish and hunt, was a huge Yankee fan, and loved to be with his family. Denny was a generous, giving and caring friend. At his request, private family graveside services will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory.

Rossi, Shirley M.
Shirley Mae Rossi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2001 - Shirley M. Rossi, 75, passed away July 21, 2001. Survived by her dear friend whom she considered her son, Ronald (Joette) Banks of Pueblo; sisters, Barbara McDowell and Patty Cash, both of California; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Moody J. Rossi. Born Sep. 23, 1925, in Pueblo. Shirley retired from the telephone company as a manager and was a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin hospital. Private services will be held with Rev. Father Ervin Schmidt officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary-Corwin Volunteer Department through the funeral home.

Rossi, Theresa
Theresa (Terri) Rossi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2005 - Theresa (Terri) Rossi passed away on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2005. Terri was a lifetime Pueblo resident and is survived by her children, Annette (Dr. Dan) Davis, Denver, Colo., Peggy (Mike) Coupens, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Harry (Vicki) Rossi Jr., West Richland, Wash.; as well as her grandchildren, Gina, Bradley, Amanda and Darius; and her sisters, Helen Lindberg and Rose Occhiato. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents, Mike and Serfina Occhiato; brothers, Carl, Joe and Dash; and sisters, Francis, Jenny and Mary. Terri spent most of her adult life working at the family business, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Pueblo. She was a member of the Amici Society, Dante Alighieri Society and Pueblo Country Club. Terri enjoyed golf and bridge with her friends and traveling with her husband. Most of all, she loved the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. Terri's love for life, optimism and kindness will be missed by all who knew her. A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ross-Jones, Addie Bell
Addie Bell Ross-Jones - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Mrs. Addie Bell Ross-Jones, 102, former Puebloan until 1978, died April 5 in Colorado Springs. Survivors include two sons, three daughters, 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Angelus.

Rosso, Enrico A.
Enrico A. Rosso - Desert Sun – June 25, 2006 – Palm Springs, CA - Enrico A. Rosso, 83, of Palm Desert died June 6, 2006, in Palm Desert. He was born Feb. 10, 1923, to Louis and Angelina Rosso in Walsenburg, Colo. He married Gilda Mezzetta on March 21, 1943, in Berkeley. He was the owner of Merit Tank and Body for 25 years. He was a member of the Fratallanza Club in Oakland, the Elks Lodge in Paradise and Indio, and the Sheriff Reserve in Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Gilda Rosso of Palm Desert; a daughter, Carolyn Catalusci of Palm Desert; a son, Mike Rosso of Fairbanks, Alaska; and one grandson. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Riverside.

Rossorelli, Lena
Lena Rossorelli - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2002 - Born Jan. 3, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away March 31, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Dominick and Frances (DeTello) Pullara; husband, Reke F. Rossorelli; brothers, Chris Pullara, Tony Pullara, Felix Pullara and Joseph Pullara; and sisters, Mary Spinuzzi, Josephine Fraterelli and Rose Tuttoilmondo Smith. Survived by daughter, Carol (Harry) Nachtigall; brother, Charles V. Pullara; sister, Florence Trani of Allentown, pa.; granddaughter, Amy (Lucas) Derting; grandson, John Nachtigall,; great-granddaughter, Madeline Derting; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, Tuesday, noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 2 p.m., Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations maybe be made to Christ the King Church Vision 2005, or charity of donor's choice in her memory. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Begale and his staff and assisted living staff at Villa Pueblo for their wonderful care of Lena.

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