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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Rote, Thomas Dorwin
Thomas Dorwin Rote - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 29, 1991 - Thomas Dorwin Rote, 72, of Colorado Springs died Sept. 25, 1991, in Colorado Springs. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo. Interment will be at Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. Mr. Rote was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Fort Collins. He was a World War II veteran and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Pueblo Lodge 17 A.F. and Consistory. Mr. Rote was married to Georgia Rote, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Thomas D. of Colorado Springs and John B. of Pueblo; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Roth, Darlene F.
Darlene Frances Roth - Huerfano World - November 17, 1994 - Darlene Frances Roth, 66, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 2,1994, following a brief illness. Born Aug. 22, 1928, in Toledo, OH, she grew up and attended school in Detroit. She worked as a nurse aide for handicapped children. On Oct. 28, 1948, she married Joseph Roth in Detroit. When he retired as a truck driver, they moved to Walsenburg and joined their daughter in opening and operating Paperback Trading Post and the bus depot. Mrs. Roth is survived by her husband, Joseph, Walsenburg; six children, Diana Louise Roth, Walsenburg, Ralph Stevens Roth, Madison Heights, MI, Madeline Mary Crawford, Warren, MI, Brian Scott Roth and Brenda Lee Masterson, Hazel Park, MI, and Bradley Raymond Roth, Walsenburg; four brothers, Ray Stevens, California, Norm Stevens, Dick Stevens and Don Stevens, all of Michigan; a sister, Laura Percell, Michigan; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel Nov. 5. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Roth, Edith Louvena
Edith Louvena Roth (King) - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Edith Louvena Roth (King), 83, passed away on Oct. 15, 2003. She is preceded in death by her son, Richard Slinger; daughter, Sandra Hudson; sisters, Eva, Doris and Bertha; brothers, Everette and Edward. She is survived by her children, Michael E. (Michelle) Roth Sr. of Pueblo, John Gambrell of St. Pierce, Fla., Gary Gambrell, Ron Gambrell, Debra Gambrell, Brenda Lee Gambrell; grandchildren, David Beach, James Beach, Herbert Hudson, Sarah Hudson and Michael Roth Jr. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Roth, Edward J.
Edward J. Roth - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2006 - Edward J. Roth, 80, died peacefully Feb. 21, 2006, at Manor Care of Reno. The son of John G. and Bertha Roth, Ed was born on May 29, 1925, in Greeley, Colo., and was one of five children. Ed went to work for the Denver & Rio Grand Western Railroad when he was 19 years old and he retired in 1986 after 42 years of service. Ed moved to Reno with his family in 1967 and was an active part of the transportation industry and a member of the Nevada Association of Transportation and Distribution (NATD). Ed was also an avid golfer and a member of the Brookside Men's Club. Ed is survived by his four children, Roberta Roth, Pamela Ames Briant, John Roth and Thomas Roth; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two brothers and one sister, David, James and Patsy of Pueblo, Colo. He will always be loved and remembered. A private memorial service was held.

Roth, Robert T.
Robert T. Roth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Father Robert T. Roth, O.S.B., Holy Cross Abbey of Canon City. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by rosary at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at St. Michael Church, 11th and College Ave. Mass of Resurrection 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at St. Michael Church. Interment, Holy Cross Abbey Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Donations may made to the Holy Cross Abbey, P.O. Box 351, Canon City, 81212.

Rothmeier, Viola
Viola Rothmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1986 - Viola Rothmeier, 57, late of 1425 E. Third Street, died at her home June 9, 1986. Wife of Wayne D. Rothmeier and mother of Debbie Rothmeier of Pueblo; and Rodney (Tracy) Rothmeier of California. Survived also by her mother, Adelina Ortega of Canon City; and grandchildren, Deedra Rapp, Christopher Rapp, and Crystal Rothmeier; a brother, Fermin Ortega of Canon City; parents-in-law, George and Nina Rothmeier of Canon City; as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Jose M. Ortega in 1979, and a brother, Joe Ortega in 1984. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1425 E. Third Street.

Rotolo, Josephine
Josephine (Pep) Rotolo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2000 - Josephine (Pep) Rotolo passed away peacefully on Oct. 11. She was born Jan. 11, 1904. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Tony Rotolo in 1987. She was also preceded by four brothers and two sisters. Josephine is survived by her sister, Rose Clementi, Pueblo West; and brother, Charles Taravella, San Jose, Calif. She is also survived by 29 nieces and nephews and their families. Aunt Pep was a loving, kind woman, admired and respected by all who knew her. Family will receive friends and relatives 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Rotolo, Tony
Tony Rotolo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1987 - Tony Rotolo of 10 Dartmouth, Jan. 21, 1987. Husband of Josephine Rotolo, of the family home. Preceded in death by a brother, Sam Rotolo; a sister, Mary Leone. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. A Pueblo resident for the past 88 years, Mr. Rotolo was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WW 1 and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, American Legion Pueblo Post 2, and the Christopher Columbus Lodge. He spent more than 60 years in the barbering profession in Pueblo and retired in 1967. He also was a member of Barber's Local 219. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the George McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital c/o the funeral home office.

Rotolo, Tony
Tony Rotolo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2004 - Tony Rotolo, 79, passed away Sept. 29, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Katherine and Sam Rotolo; stepmother, Josephine Rotolo; brothers, Nace and Sam Rotolo; sister, Ann Johnson; mother- and father-in-law, Frank (Erma) Milito; sisters-in-law, Mary (Henry) Musso and Marie Rotolo; and stepmother in-law, Florence Milito. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Rotolo; sons, Anthony (Linda), Mission Viejo, Calif., Kenny (Mary Ann) and Gary, both of Pueblo. Grandfather of Dawn, Brian, Nick and Vincent Rotolo. Also survived by his brothers, Joe (Frances), Denver, Frank, Liberal, Kan., and John (Marie) of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Cecelia Rotolo, Denver, and Frances (Joe) Colletti of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tony joined the Army at the age of 17 and was a World War II veteran receiving injuries which earned him the Purple Heart. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Pueblo and Canon City VMCCA, VFW, DAV and the CF&I Retired Men's Club USWA Local No. 2102. Tony had a great love for his family and friends. He loved his animals, especially his Boston bull terrier, Candy. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Tony's memory to the Pueblo Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home office.

Rouch, Margaret E.
Margaret Elizabeth Rouch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Margaret Elizabeth Rouch passed away Nov. 5, 2002. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Orville M. Rouch; sons, David B. Rouch, Pueblo, and Roger W. Rouch, Wheatridge, Colo. Others who survive her are sister-in-law, Louise Wicks, Boulder, Colo.; cousin, Harry J. Amick; nephews, Dave (Leah) Wicks, Littleton, Colo., Doug (Karen) Wicks, Great Falls, Mont., and Robert (Marilyn) Rouch, Folsom, Calif.; niece, Patricia (Ron) Hurst, Brea, Calif.; and several grandnieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Edgar and Jeannette Wicks; and brother, Platt Wicks. She was born in Pueblo on Dec. 19, 1918, and graduated from Centennial High School and the University of Boulder. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a 60-year member of Chapter F, PEO. She is a past president of United Methodist Women, former member of Pueblo Service League and Assistance League, and had served as a "Blue Lady" at Parkview Hospital. Margaret and Orville Rouch were associated with the Rouch Funeral Home until 1986. There will be no viewing. Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Rick Calhoun 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and/or flowers, memorials may be made to the Chapter F, PEO or First United Methodist Church direct or through the funeral home office. Friends will be greeted at the family home after the service, 12A Towerbridge Court.

Rouch, Orville M.
Orville M. Rouch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2004 - Orville M. Rouch, 85, passed away Jan. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret E. Rouch on Nov. 5, 2002; parents, Orville D. and Mary Ann Rouch; and brothers, Fay and Robert. Survived by his sons, David B. Rouch of Pueblo, and Roger W. Rouch of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; sister-in-law, Louise Wicks, Boulder, Colo.; cousin, Harry J. Amick; nephews, Dave (Leah) Wicks, Littleton, Colo., Doug (Karen) Wicks, Great Falls, Mont., and Robert (Marilyn) Rouch, Folsom, Calif.; niece, Patricia (Ron) Hurst, Brea, Calif.; and several grand-nieces and -nephews. Orville was born in Pueblo on April 19, 1918, and graduated from Centennial High School in 1937, San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1947. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. In 1946, he joined the family business, Rouch Funeral Home, which was founded by his parents in 1922. Orville retired as the president of the funeral home on Dec. 28, 1986, when he sold the business to Gerry Montgomery and Marvin Steward. Member of First United Methodist Church, Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, life member of Southern Colorado Consistory and B.P.O. Elks No. 90, life member and past president of Pueblo Charter Lions Club and member of many other civic organizations. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed at the service. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Henry Robinson Sight Fund or First United Methodist Church, through the funeral home.

Rouch, Robert D.
Robert D. "Bob" Rouch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2000 - Robert D. "Bob" Rouch, 83, was born July 26, 1916, in Pueblo, and passed away unexpectedly near his home in Anaheim, Calif. He was the father of Robert O. (Marilyn) Rouch and Pat (Ron) Hurst of California and brother of Orville M. (Margaret) Rouch of Pueblo; nephews, David Rouch, Pueblo, and Roger Rouch of Wheat Ridge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; parents, Mary Ann and Orville D. Rouch; and brother, Fay (Virginia) Rouch. Upon graduating from Centennial High School in 1935, he worked at North American Aviation and Northrup Aviation until his retirement. Graveside service and interment will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif.

Roudebush, Sam I.
Sam I. Roudebush - Quad-City Times - January 12, 2005 - Davenport, IA - Sam I. Roudebush, 88, of 269 Hanover Drive, North Haverhill, N.H., died on Monday, January 10, 2005, at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1916, in Trinidad, Colo., the second son of Robert E. and Marion (Williams) Roudebush. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Josefina (Iragorri) Roudebush, of North Haverhill; one daughter, Susan R. Williams, of Norfolk, Va.; three sons, Peter V.Z. Roudebush, of Davenport, Iowa, Robert E. Roudebush, of North Haverhill, N.H., and Samuel T. Roudebush, of Alexandria, Va.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Roudebush, Capt. U.S. Navy Retired, Monterey, Calif. Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.

Rougas, Amalia J.
Amalia J. Rougas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2005 - Amalia J. Rougas, 89, born Aug. 13, 1915, in Corinth, Greece, passed away July 31, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, John N. Rougas. Survived by her son, Dean (Allura) Rougas; grandchildren, Zoi A. and Nicholas D. Rougas; and nieces and nephews, Nonie (Constantin) Vlahavas, Nick (Maria) Rougas, Tom (Dottie) Rougas, Spiro (Elleni) Andrikopoulou and Spiro (Amalia) Andrikopoulou; also survived by numerous other relatives in Greece. Amalia married John in Greece and then immigrated to the United States in 1951. She was a longtime member of St. John Greek Orthodox Church. Amalia was an exceptionally loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Trisagion, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Spruce. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Amalia's memory.

Rougas, Bessie
Bessie Rougas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2004 - Bessie Rougas, 91, born April 5, 1913, in Greece, passed away Sept. 11, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel N. Rougas in 1988. She is survived by her children, Nonie (Constantin) Vlahavas, Nicholas S. (Maria) Rougas, and Thomas S. (Dottie) Rougas. Grandmother of Beth (George) Alvarado, Thomas Vlahavas, Samuel C. Vlahavas, Stacie (Eric) Reding, Nonie L. (Beau) Rougas and Samuel T. Rougas. Great-grandmother of Nicholas G. Alvarado. Also survived by her sisters, Katina Stavropoulos and Maria (George) Demopoulos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bessie immigrated from Greece in 1938 and was a lifelong member of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church and St. Barbara's Philoptohos Ladies Society. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Trisagion service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, 1000 Spruce St. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 3011, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Rougas, Jon N.
Jon N. Rougas - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 28, 1995 - Jon N. Rougas, 80, a retired engineer who had worked for DITTO and for Sargent-Welch Scientific Co., both in Skokie, Ill., died March 25, 1995, in Walsenburg. A trisagion service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Samaras officiating. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Mr. Rougas was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Pueblo to John and Katherine (Tsause) Rougas. He was married Oct. 16, 1954, in Chicago to Violet Henderson Low, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Ian M. of Des Plaines, Ill., and Thomas S. of St. Charles, Ill.; a daughter, Catherine M. Darnell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Dean of Davenport, Iowa; four sisters, Georgia Lucas of Montrose, Harriet Zaharias of Colorado Springs, Irene Ingle of Montrose and Elaine Scott of Pueblo; a stepmother, Amelia of Pueblo; and seven grandchildren. He had two brothers, Peter and George, and a sister, Norma Nichols, who are deceased. Mr. Rougas served in the Army from 1940 to 1945 and attained the rank of first lieutenant. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, the European and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the American Defense and Victory Medal. He attended the University of Texas in Austin. He had been an a resident of Colorado Springs since 1993 and was a member of the Peterson Air Force Base Officers Club, the Fine Arts Center, St. John's Hellenic Orthodox Church and the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region. He was a former resident of Chicago and a member of the Puppetry Guild there. Mr. Rougas enjoyed making puppets, reading, and creating scale models of famous ships and World War II cannons. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1010 Spruce St., Pueblo 81004.

Roughton, Charles Wayne
Charles Wayne “Charlie” Roughton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Charles Wayne “Charlie” Roughton, 70, passed away Sept. 5, 2004. Resident of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Pueblo. Retired as salesman for Stanion Wholesale Electric. Owned Major Electrical Supply, Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mary Roughton. Survived by wife Patricia, Wichita, Kan., sons Michael, Glendale, Ariz., Bryan, Centennial , Colo., daughter Susan Curtis, Wichita, Kan., sister Martha J. Presley, Bentonville, Ark., grandchildren Ann, Sara, Clinton, Brock, Kodi, Jessica, great-grandchildren Adelina, Alexis, Brian and other family members residing in Pueblo. Service will be held Sept. 8, 2004, 3 p.m., Resthaven Mortuary Chapel, 11800 W. Highway 54, Wichita, Kan. 67209, 316-722-2100.

Rountree, Eddie C.
Eddie C. Rountree - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Age 61, passed away March 17, 2001. Survived by his children, Joyce Parra, Billy Rountree and Robin Rountree; and good friends, Larry and Barbara Provost and Nacho and Dolores Garcia. Eddie was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Granbury, Texas. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator and a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 9. Viewing at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery (west Acero entrance).

Rourke, Lena
Lena Rourke – Boulder Daily Camera – June 17, 1891 – Little Lena Rourke, who lives with her parents at Bent Canon, near Trinidad, was bitten by a rattlesnake Friday and died in a few hours.

Rourke, Lena
Lena Rourke - Boulder Daily Camera - June 17, 1891 - Little Lena Rourke, who lives with her parents at Bent Canon, near Trinidad, was bitten by a rattlesnake Friday and died in a few hours.

Roush, William T.
William T. Roush, D.C. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2004 - William T. Roush, D.C. passed away Dec. 4, 2004. Survived by his wife, Sharon of the family home; children, Tom (Valinda) of Utah, David (Marianne) of Ohio, Richard (Deb) of Pueblo West, Marilyn (Kaye) of Pueblo, Kelly (Roy) of Colorado City and Kurt of Colorado Springs; and 12 grandchildren; also survived by his sister, Ruth Kelly of Pueblo. Bill was born in Pueblo and was a noted chiropractor for many years. He graduated from Centennial High School and Palmer Chiropractic College, served in the U.S. Army as chief X-ray technician at Beaumont Hospital in Fort Bliss, Texas; past president of the Colorado Chiropractic Association and the Pueblo Symphony and was a board member for 12 years of the New York Chiropractic College. During his career, he lectured extensively on chiropractic treatment. Former commander of the American Legion and a mountain search pilot for the Civil Air Patrol. Member of the EAA and the Pueblo Rotary Club. There will be no viewing with cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Bill's life, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. An Irish Wake will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Iannes Whiskey Ridge Restaurant, 4333 Thatcher. In lieu of food and flowers memorials may be made to the Pueblo Animal Welfare Shelter in Bill's memory through the funeral home.

Routt, Frank C.
Frank C. Routt - Bayfield Blade - May 9, 1912 - Frank C. Routt is Dead - Pueblo - After an illness of several months, Frank C. Routt, aged sixty-three, son of former Gov. John L. Routt, died here from Bright's disease.

Rovelli, Beatrice
Beatrice Rovelli - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Beatrice Rovelli passed away Sept. 10, 1997. Survived by children, Marilyn (Gil) Montez, Susan (Bernie) Ortiz- grandchildren, Judy (Ron) Woods, Geraldine (Frank) Garcia, Gilbert Montez, Vito (Tracy) Ortiz- great-grandchildren, Callie, Kaci, Ray, Abbey- brothers, John (Pearl) Mastrini, Jim (Geri) Mastrini- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Mastrini- beloved husband, Vito Rovelli- sister, Adeline DiDomenico, Louise Barovich- brothers, Frank, Charles and George Mastrini. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 1997. Both services, Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Rowan, Brennan
Brennan Rowan – Brandon News – October 27, 1921 – Brennan Rowan, aged 24, held at Pueblo as a material witness in the prosecution of several drug cases, is dead as the result of an overdose of narcotics, according to authorities.  Rowan collapsed in the court house and was removed to a hospital, where he died.  Rowan formerly lived in Denver, Colo., and Butte, Mont.

Rowatt, Willard J.
Willard J. Rowatt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1968 - Willard J. Rowatt, Dec. 10, 1968, at a local hospital after a short illness. Husband of Arzola B. Rowatt and father of Dean T. and James D. Rowatt, all of the family home, 3227 Winston; Mrs. Nancy Rae Racine, Pueblo, and Dr. Robert J. Rowatt, Lake Quivera, Kan. Grandfather of four. Member of Silver State Lodge 95. AF&AM. Pueblo resident since 1930. Field supervisor in the controllers department, CF&I Steel Corp., where he had been employed since 1939. Born Feb. 18, 1911, in Streator, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Rowatt were married Oct. 6, 1935. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, officiating, Masonic rites at Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Rowden, Richard Lee
Richard Lee Rowden - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Richard "Dick" Lee Rowden. A memorial service for Richard "Dick" Lee Rowden of Lakeview, Ark., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W. 29th St., Pueblo, with the Rev. Thacker officiating. Dick Rowden died Jan. 4, 2006, in Lakeview, Ark. He was 63 years old. Dick Rowden was born Oct. 3, 1942, to John Wesley and Ellen Hattie Hoskinson Rowden. He married Martha Alley on June 11, 1985, in Pueblo. Dick Rowden retired from Colorado Interstate Gas after 33 years as a welder. Dick Rowden is survived by his wife, Martha Rowden of Lakeview; three daughters, Kerry Lynn Palmer (Dennis) of Carbondale, Ill., Martha Ann Taylor and Jennifer Ren-e Krueger, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren and one brother and one sister. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and sisters.

Rowe, Buford A.
Buford A. Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1998 - Buford A. Rowe, 83, passed away Oct. 1, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Bristol Cemetery.

Rowe, David W.
David W. Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2005 - David W. Rowe, 34. Born Jan. 28, 1971, departed this life April 5, 2005. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, C. Sue (Amos) Williams; two brothers, James T. Carter and William E. Rowe; four children, Destiny A., Desire L., Diamond D. and David W. Rowe III; grandmother, Ms. Ellareen Tillman; numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel.

Rowe, Evelyn J.
Evelyn J. Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2000 - Evelyn J. Rowe passed away March 22, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Delta, Colo.

Rowe, Mary Inez
Mary Inez Rowe - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Mary Inez Rowe born June 2, 1921, in West Plains, Mo., passed away Dec. 11, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Lile "Casey" K. Rowe, May 20, 1996, whom she married Feb. 8, 1964. Survived by children, Glen (Lynn) Rowe, Conifer, Jerry (Linda) Phillips, Muskogee, Okla., and Dorothy (Frank) Otoupalik, Colorado Springs- grandchildren, Ryan Rowe, Janet (Dale) Maahs, Jeff (Teri) Phillips, John Phillips, Vicki (Bill) Huffor and Lisa (Daryl) Warren- great-grandchildren, Ian Mankowski, Bill Huffor, Kevin Huffor, Jacob Warren, Robert Maahs and Jonathan Maahs- and sister, Lydia Beach, West Plains, Mo. Viewing, Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Funeral service, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at 2 p.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rowe, Philip Brinton
Philip Brinton Rowe - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 12, 1988 - Philip Brinton Rowe, 99, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 5 at a local health care facility. He was a mess attendant at Fort Carson before retiring in 1958. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday at First Christian Church, with the Rev. William Bowles officiating. Inurnment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, at a later date. George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rowe was born Dec. 24, 1888, in Kansas. He was a member of First Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances F. Rowe of Colorado Springs; and several nephews.

Rowe, Temple Charles
Temple Charles Rowe - Arizona Republic - June 10, 2004 - Phoenix, AZ - Temple Charles Rowe, born on May 10, 1921 to loving parents Gordon Henry Rowe and Mary Virginia (Higgenbotham) Rowe. Raised in Trinidad, CO he graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in mechanical engineering. He joined the Navy as a flight engineer and served in the South Pacific on Guam and the Philippines during WWII. Following the war he found his cherished life companion, Adeline Diede. They married at the Christian Church in Woodland, Ca on May 10, 1952. Temple was a dedicated employee of Spreckles Sugar for 34 years as a factory designer and a manager at facilities in CA and AZ, and finally as executive engineer for the corporation. Temple was a loving and dedicated husband and father, always his first priorities. Beyond these, he loved hunting, fishing, travel, horses, history, photography, archery and his flute. He was also a great appreciator of art and music. Temple is survived by his wife Adeline and three children: Eldest son Temple Scott Rowe, his wife Minerva and two sons, Evan and Elliot of Dana point, CA; Daughter Mary Virginia Dochterman, her husband Rick and son Mason of Goleta, CA; and youngest son Robin Randy Rowe of Boise, ID; brother Gordon Henry Rowe II of South Fork, CO; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Temple will be greatly missed by all his family and friends for being the intelligent, dedicated, funny, gentle and loving man that he always was. A Memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of Sun Lakes on Sat. June 12, at 10:30 am.

Rowett, Sidney William
Sidney "Sid" William Rowett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2000 - Sidney "Sid" William Rowett, 76, born Oct. 13, 1923, in Tilford, S.D., to Raymond and Sarah Rowett, who preceded him in death, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2000, in Canon City, Colo. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Charlotte Rowett; children, Beverly (Richard) Thomas of Vancouver, Wash., and Barbara (Chaplain Richard) Grice of Stuttgart, Germany; grandchildren, Debbie (Jeff) Morehouse, Terri (Chuck) Sasse, all of Seattle, Wash., Rick Thomas of Vancouver, Wash., Lori (Denis) Broderick of Long Island, N.Y., and Adrianne (Billy) Hunter of Ludowici, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie (Edward) Kosnoski and Grace Ries. Sid retired from CF&I after 40 years of service, was a member of Masonic No. 95, and past commander of VFW Post 3641. He was also a volunteer for the Canon City Chamber of Commerce at the Visitors Information Center. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Canon City, 16th and Franklin.

Rowland, Iva E.
Iva E. Rowland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Iva E. Rowland, 99, resident of the Bent County Nursing Home, Las Animas, Colo., died there Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colo. Burial will follow in Las Animas Cemetery. Iva is survived by a brother, Herb Lowry of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Mitzi Robinson, Lamar, and Jack Davis, Denver.

Rowland, Leonard C.
Leonard C. Rowland - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Leonard C. Rowland, 89, passed away Nov. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Ronald and Donald; and many brothers and sisters. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Clastine; son, Carlyle (Nancy) Rowland; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. He also is survived by numerous other relatives. He moved to Pueblo with the Boy Scouts of America in 1964. Leonard became a licensed real estate broker for Rowland Reality Inc., retiring after 30 years. He was a member of the Pueblo Board of Realtors, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Leonard served in the Army during WWII. He was a life member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. In his retirement, he so loved the game of golf that he became a master club maker. Memorial service, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Leonard's memory to the Boy Scouts of America through the funeral home.

Rowland, Ronald C.
Ronald C. Rowland - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Ronald C. Rowland, late of 4016 Valley Drive, passed away Dec. 4, 1987. Mr. Rowland was born in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by his son, Bradford C. Rowland, Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo.; his parents, Leonard C. and Clastine E. Rowland of 1501 Zuni, Pueblo; one brother, Carlyle Benjamin Rowland, Louisville; and uncles, nieces and nephews. Ronald was a broker, associated with Rowland Realty, Inc. He was a member of the Pueblo Board of Realtors, was a licensed CPA and was a member of the American Institute of CPAs, member of Rotary International, Pueblo Apartment Assoc. (treasurer), and Pueblo Scuba Divers, and served in the National Guard for two years as a member of the U.S. Army Infantry. He earned his BS in engineering and his masters in business administration from the University of Iowa. Cremation. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. James Keesey of St. Paul United Methodist Church officiating. Please make memorials to the Pueblo County Heart Unit. The ashes will be scattered over his hunting grounds.

Rowley, Annabel
Annabel Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2006 - Annabel Rowley, 90, passed away Friday, June 9, 2006 in Plano, Texas. She was born to the late Guy Don and Lola Gordon Stephens on Oct. 11, 1915, in Anderson, Ind. Annabel was a longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., but for the past five years lived at home in Plano, Texas with her son, Charles, and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann, where she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was married to Chuck Rowley, her husband of 69 years, on Nov. 19, 1933, and through this union a fabulous family was born and raised. She worked for many years in a number of positions, the last of which was as Comptroller of Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Annabel loved life and her family. She was loved by everyone who met her. Annabel was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Rowley Sr. of Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Ann Ryan and husband, John of Denver, Colo.; son, Charles R. Rowley Jr. and wife, Mary Ann of Plano, Texas; daughter, Janis L. Garmong of Rock Island, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Rachel Ott, Carmel Ryan, Charles R. Rowley III, Michael Rowley, Laurie Childre, Patricia Stovall, and Robert Garmong, PhD; seven great-grandchildren, Zoe Rowley, Christian Ott, Bryce Ott, Wyatt Childre, Eli Childre, and two Stovalls who are on the way. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas, with Rev. Lee Wyatt officiating.

Rowley, Charles R.
Mr. Charles R. Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2003 - Mr. Charles R. Rowley, Sr. Chuck, 92, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2002 in Plano, Texas surrounded by his wife and family. He was born to the late Martin Henry and Manie Harris Rowley on May 30, 1910 in Pueblo, CO. Chuck was born and raised in Pueblo. His mother and father were pioneers to Pueblo, coming over in covered wagons. Chuck was quick witted, and very popular, making friends everywhere he went. He loved people, and lived his life to influence others. He was always fixing things, solving problems, going fishing and hunting, and making wine when time would allow. He sold life and health insurance for Mutual of Omaha in Pueblo, CO for many years. His love for life was his family, marrying his bride Annabel on November 19, 1933, being so very proud to spend 69 years of his life with her. Through this union a fabulous family was born, a family he always devoted his time and life to. He is survived by his loving wife, Annabel Rowley, Pueblo, CO currently of Plano; daughter, Judith Ann Ryan, and husband John, Denver, CO; son, Charles R. Rowley, Jr., and wife Mary Ann, Plano; daughter, Janis L. Garmong, Rock Island, IL; 7 grandchildren, Rachel Ott, Carmel Ryan, Charles R. Rowley III, Michael Rowley, Laurie Childre, Patricia Stovall, and Robert Garmong, Ph.D; 3 great grandchildren, Zoe Rowley, Christian and Bryce Ott. He is preceded in death by 1 brother, Martin Rowley; and 4 sisters, Norene Twombley, Zelma McCain, Gertrude Shaeffer, and Jane Snapp. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel, Plano, Texas with Rev. Mark Long officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Parkview Hospital Hospice of Pueblo, CO. (CORRECTION: Memorial donations for Charles R. Rowley Sr., who died Dec. 28, may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. A nonexistent organization was listed Wednesday.)

Rowley, Douglas Michael
Douglas Michael Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2002 - Born Feb. 23, 1979, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Douglas and Marquita Rowley. Passed away Jan. 2, 2002, in Austin, Texas. Douglas graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1997. He attended Colorado Institute of Art, graduating in 1999 with a degree in computer graphics. He worked for Apple Computer in Austin, Texas, until his death. He is survived by his grandparents, Sylvia and Obie Newcomb and Joe Helen Rowley of Austin; father and stepmother, Dr. and Mrs. Douglas (Pamela) Rowley; sister, Carolyn (David) Shaw; stepbrother, Sean Woodside; stepsister, Lyndsay Woodside; nephew, Adam Shaw; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch would be appreciated, c/o the funeral home.

Rowley, Edith Monclova
Edith Monclova "Clova" (Ferguson) Rowley – Colorado Springs Gazette – August 11, 2009 - Edith Monclova "Clova" Rowley passed away on July 31, 2009 and joined her husband Jim, her departed family, and her Savior. Clova was born August 30, 1917 in Pueblo, Colorado to Frederick D. and Lida Valentine (Ware) Ferguson. Clova graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1935. After high school, she worked at the Colorado State Hospital and during WWII, she worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. She married James (Jim) Rowley on July 2, 1948. Clova worked as a telephone operator for Pueblo Power Company, Colorado Springs Doctors' Exchange and for the United States Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base. Additionally, she was a librarian for Colorado Springs School Districts 2 and 3 and for Heritage Baptist Church. Clova was President of the Hellbeck Elementary School PTA. She was past President of the American Baptist Women, Lake Avenue Baptist Church of Pueblo, past Worthy Matron of the Fountain Valley Chapter #155 of O.E.S. in Fountain, Colorado, former choir member of Heritage Baptist Church, and member and secretary of the National Campers and Travelers - Blue Spruce Lodge #99. She is survived by her three children: Cora Lee Nieman, Jamie E. Mills, and Alan H.D. Rowley. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Clova's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2009 at Heritage Baptist Church, 4808 Palmer Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado with Pastor Ron Watkins officiating. A luncheon reception will follow the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Al Kaly Intermountain Unit, 356 North Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

Rowley, Edward J.
Edward J. Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2002 - Edward J. Rowley, 78, born Nov. 1, 1924, to Harold and Gertrude Rowley, passed away Nov. 9, 2002. He married Mollie Lesar Rowley in January 1952, who preceded him in death in 1988. Survived by sister, Vivian Walker; and niece, Debora (Gabriel) Castro of Denver. He graduated in 1942 from Central High School and served in the U.S. Navy (South Pacific) during WWII; he was honorably discharged in 1946. Edward retired from CF&I after 38 years as a machinist. He was a life member of BPOE No. 90, the Fin and Feather Club, and Pueblo Aerie No. 145, FOE. He loved music, dancing, horses and hunting. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. The family will greet friends at church before the Mass. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of donor's choice in his memory.

Rowley, James P.
James P. Rowley - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 28, 2008 - March 30, 1922-February 26, 2008. Jim (James) P. Rowley joined his departed family and his savior on Feb 26, 2008. Jim was born on March 30, 1922, in Falcon, Co to Harry B. and Cora V. (Harper) Rowley. Jim and his dad managed their won auto garage in Pueblo, CO until Jim joined the military June 1, 1940 and served until Dec 30, 1945 receiving a letter from President Harry S. Truman thanking him for his service in WWII. After leaving the military Jim rejoined his dad in running the family garage. Jim began a career with Chrysler in Pueblo and moved to Colorado Springs to work for Perkins Chrysler-Plymouth in 1964 where he retired in 1984. Along with being a devoted husband and father of three, he served as a Boy Scout master for Troop 137. He was an avid camper. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 42 years and he was a member of the Patriot Unit in the Al Kaly Shrine. He was Worshipful Master for Lodge 191. Additionally, he served as Worthy Patron in Eastern Star and a Deacon and member of Heritage Baptist Church for 27 years. He was the loving husband of 60 years and survived by his wife, Clova Rowley and father of three children, Cora Lee Nieman, Jamie E. Mills, and Alan H.D. Rowley. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Services will be held to celebrate Jim's life with friends and family on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 4808 Palmer Park Blvd., in Colorado Springs. A reception will follow.

Rowley, Sandra L.
Sandra L. Rowley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2002 - Sandra L. Rowley passed away Aug. 14, 2002, in Pueblo. Sandra was born Oct. 30, 1944, in West Virginia and had lived in Pueblo since April. She is survived by her husband, Edward Rowley of Pueblo; three children, Katherine Fechter, Kelly Williams and Kory Fechter, all of California; as well as three sisters. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Rowlison, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Rowlison - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2001 - Norma Jean Rowlison, 42, Nov. 27, 2001. To cremation.

Roy, Carolyn Kay
Carolyn Kay Roy – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 2006 - Carolyn Kay Roy, age 62, of Penrose, Colo., went to be with the Lord in Glory Land on Sept. 10, 2006. She was born June 25, 1944, in Greensburg, Kan., to Alva Dunn and I. Dorine Lewis. One of her favorite memories of growing up was the ranch located in Four Mile, Colo. In 1960, Carolyn and Carl Roy were married, and raised their four daughters in Victor, Colo. Carolyn accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior early on in her marriage. In 1992, Carl and Carolyn moved to Penrose, Colo., where Carolyn could be near her dad. Carolyn had various God-given gifts, ministering to children, youth, painting, singing, compassion, prayer warrior and caregiver. Carolyn served as the Sunday School superintendent at the First Baptist Church of Victor, Colo., for 25 years. She taught Sunday School and various youth activities at the Penrose Baptist Church for the past 14 years. She touched many lives, both young and old and should be remembered as Galatians 2:20 says, "I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me." She had a deep love and compassion for her 14 grandchildren, Brad Bowman, Jaeson Bielz, Chris Milne, David Ullrick, Nathan Bielz, Matt Milne, Levi Ullrick, Cathryn Ullrick, Bryan Bielz, Meaghan Milne, Shelby Bielz, Cody Milne, Chase Bowman and Tristyn Bielz. Her desires and passions were watching John Wayne movies, farm animals, fun toys, holidays, gardening, hunting, fishing, canning and she had a sense of humor by bringing a smile to everyone's face. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 46 years, Carl Roy of Penrose, Colo.; daughters, Sandra (Rick) Ullrick of Lakewood, Colo., Sheila (Steve) Bowman of Albuquerque N.M., Carla (Greg) Milne of Golden, Colo., Serena (Wilfred) Bielz of Victor, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Olivia Bielz of Victor, Colo., and Janis Dunn of Hesston, Kan.; brother, Victor Dunn of Battle Mountain, Nev.; aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, Penrose Baptist Church and the Home Going service, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Victor Baptist Church, Victor, Colo. Interment will follow at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Victor, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Penrose Baptist Church Sunday School, 502 Fremont Ave., Penrose, CO, 81240.

Roy, Kimberly Lynn
Kimberly Lynn Roy - Huerfano World - September 14, 2006 - Kimberly Lynn Roy was born February 14, 1965 in Lodi, CA. She passed away September 8, 2006 in Lodi. She married Russ Roy April 6, 2003 in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Russ; daughters, Brittany and Micala; her mother and step-fathers, Michael and Antonia Meidinger Sr., and Ed Boswell; one brother, Michael Meidinger and her grandmother Doylene Bell, all of California. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Walsenburg Church of Christ.

Roy, Rebecca
Rebecca Roy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2005 - Rebecca Roy, 86, departed this life April 11, 2005. She was born Jan. 24, 1919 in Chama, Colo., to Regino Sanchez and Susana Vialpando, whom both precede her in death along with her husband, Alexander Roy; granddaughter, Anita Marcella Salinas; and great-granddaughter, Veronica Marie Roy. Rebecca enjoyed gardening, listening to music, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren to include her special granddaughter, Nicole Roy. Rebecca leaves to cherish her memories her children, Archie (Mary) Roy, Phil (Donna) Roy, Lawrence (Susan) Roy, Tommy Roy, Tim (Lisa) Roy, Phyllis (Eloy) Salinas, Wanda Roy, Susan Wright, Elizabeth (Mark) Carrillo, Rebecca (Ramon) Sanchez; siblings, Arbella Sanchez, Theresa Chavez, Bertha Sandoval, Loyola Medina and Betty Rivera; also 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2005 - Rebecca Roy. Also survived by sister, Loyola Molina. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roybal, Balbina S.
Balbina S. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1997 - Balbina S. Roybal passed away Dec. 12, 1997. Born April 19, 1907, to Herman and Accencion Chavez in San Pedro, Colo. Mrs. Roybal was a member of Our lady of the Assumption Church. Survived by children, Lionel (Lucy) Carreon, Lansdale, Pa., Alfonso (Wilma) Carreon, Pueblo, Rose (Garfield) Salazar, Pueblo. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Also survived by sisters, Eliza Martinez, Berkley, Calif., Venina Valdez, La Jara, Colo., Mickey Miller, Colorado Springs- brother, Ben (Rose) Chavez, Denver- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents- three husbands, Manuel Carreon, JP. Sandoval and Rubel Roybal- two sisters and one brother. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec 15, 1997, Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Roybal, Bernardita
Bernardita Sanchez Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Bernardita Sanchez Roybal, 91, passed away Dec. 28, 1998. A Pueblo resident since 1941. Mrs. Roybal was born Feb. 13, 1907, in Chama, Colo. Her parents Luciano and Margarita Sanchez, preceded her in death- also her son-in-law, Gene D. Russell- two brothers- four sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 72 years, Juan Benito Roybal- daughter, Evelyn Marie Russell- grandchildren, Connie (Larry) Cortese, Gene (Janet) Russell- great-grandchildren, Joshua Shane Cortese, Larry Gene Cortese Jr., Cheri Lee Cortese, Tara Cesar, Courtney Russell- numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, AMB Concelio No. 10 and the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Club Femenil, Eucharistic Association. A devout Catholic, she prayed her rosary daily. Her hobbies were cooking crafts and crochet. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 706 E. Second Street.

Roybal, Clarence Joe
Clarence Joe Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1998 - Clarence Joe Roybal, 55, who was a native of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 8, 1998. Preceded in death by his father, Antonio Roybal. Survived by his six children, Susan Kay, Clarence Lee Jr., Chris, Tracy Scott John, Clarine Joanne and Adrian Augustine Roybal- his beloved mother, Rose Roybal- sisters, Berlinda (Art) Gonzalez, Caroline (Doniso) Aguilar and Bernice (Tony) Cruz- brother, Eloy (Linda) Roybal- eight grandchildren- and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be at 5 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, 1998. Both services will be held at St. Leander Church with Father Edward Nunez officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at St. Leander Church following the burial. Viewing, noon to 3 p.m. today.

Roybal, Donald Alfonso
Donald Alfonso Roybal - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 10, 2001 - Donald Alfonso Roybal, 58, of Commerce City died Dec. 30. Services were Jan. 4 and 5, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Roybal was born in San Luis on Oct. 18, 1942. He married Josephine Lomelin, 1981. He served in the Air Force. He was a woodworker for the government. Survivors include his wife; daughters Dana Quitoriano of Denver, Jenifer of Commerce City; brothers Arnold of Denver, William of Walsenburg; sisters Martha Coyle of California, Alice Lloyd of Denver, Angela of Maryland; two grandchildren.

Roybal, Eloy Joe Sr.
Eloy Joe Roybal Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2004 - Eloy Joe Roybal Sr., 65, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 30, 2004. Born March 18, 1938, in Fort Garland, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Antonio Roybal; brother, Clarence Roybal. Survived by his mother, Rose Roybal; children, Eloy Jr., Elizabeth, Sophia, Daniel, Valerie; stepchildren, Ernestine, Angie, Gilbert, Sam, Lynette; sisters, Berlinda (Art) Gonzales, Caroline (Donisio) Aguilar, Bernice (Tony) Cruz; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces; and the mother of his children, Linda Romero. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Roybal, Grace Ortiz
Grace Ortiz Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2002 - Age 66, of La Veta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 30, 2001, in Pueblo. Grace was born on May 19, 1935, a daughter of the late Albert and Rosanna Romero Ortiz. She was married to Henry Roybal, he preceded her in death on April 16, 1977; also preceded in death by a son, Richard L. Roybal; and sister, Gloria Ortiz. Grace is survived by six children, Rosanna Weinstock, Jacqueline Rubio, Sylvia Roybal, Donald Roybal, Henrietta Renteria and Raymond Trujillo; sisters, Barbara Baca and Lorraine Cisneros; brother, David Ortiz; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Grace had formerly worked for Mattel Toy' s in California. Visitation from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Good Shepherd Church, Pueblo. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Good Shepherd Church with Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roybal, Irene Julia
Irene Julia Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1999 - Irene Julia Roybal, 54, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 9, 1999, in Gallup, N.M. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Roybal was born Nov. 29, 1944. She was a registered nurse, and also an accomplished musician. She completed her LPN training at age 18 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, and PCC for her RN. In 1961, she won the title of Miss G.I. Forum, Pueblo. She later won first runner up for Miss Colorado. She also won the Colorado Tough Women Championship at the age of 38, in 1983. She received various other nursing awards. She was secretary for USA Boxing. She was a nominee for the upcoming Pueblo Music Awards. She was an active member of Agape Fellowship Church. She enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities, playing softball, camping and attending to her grandchildren and fishing. She was known for her "Sunday gatherings" with family and friends at her home. Preceded in death by her parents, the result of the same automobile accident, Manuel and Alvina Chavez. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Eloy "Tano" Roybal Sr.; children, Eloy (Yolanda) Roybal Jr., Pueblo, Edward (Antoinette) Roybal, Arvada, Elizabeth (Allen) Salazar, Eric (Tara) Roybal, all of Pueblo; siblings, John Chavez, Pueblo, Kathy (Art) Lapp, Littleton, Josie Chavez, Las Vegas, Nev., DeDe (Robert) Chavez, Claudine (Dwayne) Sanchez, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lakeview and S. Prairie Ave., Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be sent to Minnequa Federal Works Credit Union, 1549 E. Abriendo Ave.

Roybal, Jacobo
Jacobo Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1986 - Jacobo Roybal of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, Oct. 26, 1986. Father of Ann (Tito) Martinez, Walsenburg; Rudy (Lillian) Roybal, Carlsbad, Calif.; Marie (Manuel) Guerra, Pueblo; Jake (Connie) Roybal, Anaheim, Calif.; Pat (Ben) Montano, Oakland, Calif.; brother of Julia Arellano, Blanca. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Roybal, Jimmy Michael
Jimmy Michael Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1996 - Jimmy Michael Roybal, 44, departed this life Feb. 21, 1996. Born on Sept. 1, 1951, in Pueblo. Jimmy was a beloved husband and an excellent father. Everybody who knew him now possesses a fond memory that will last forever, as a shrine to him in their hearts. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he earned top honors by breaking the physical fitness records. He then went on to work for the Denver, Rio Grande & Western Railroad. He had 22 years of service as he worked his way from the tie gang to engineer on the DRG&W that later became the Southern Pacific. He was seen as the best at what he did. Loved and admired by all who knew him, he never did anything halfway all way through his dying day. He was always 100 % in every effort he made as a husband, father and worker. He will live on in the spirit of those who survived him; his wife of 19 years, Velma Katherine Romero; his two children, Jimmy Newmoon and Sara Marie Roybal; his brothers, Joe (JoJo), Daniel, Dennis, and Ernie Paul Roybal; his sister, Joanie (Pete) Roybal Romero; and his loving mother, Eleanor Hurtado Roybal. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Leander Church. Graveside Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception following the funeral Mass at St. Leander Hall. Family may be contacted at 719-547-3563 or 719-546-0539.

Roybal, Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee Roybal - Huerfano World - November 23, 2000 - Joanne Lee Roybal, 58, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 15, 2000. Born Nov. 25, 1941 in Detroit, MI, to John and Myrtle Rones Nyberg, she was a member of First Baptist Church in La Veta and had pen pals throughout the world. Mrs. Roybal is survived by her husband, William Roybal; her children, Fulencia Laureano, Walsenburg, Natalie (Francisco Rodriguez) Laureano, Juan (Debra) Lopez, Luis (Renee) Melendez, La Veta and William (Brandi) Roybal Jr., Walsenburg; grandchildren, Marina, Nicole, Jolene, Melissa, Jashua, Antoinette, Jason, Rea, Felicia, Angelita, Mariah, Alex, Natasha and her best friend, Mary Ann Fribbs, La Veta. At Mrs. Roybal's request, cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Roybal, Joe
Joe Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2004 - Joe Roybal, 54, passed away Nov. 10, 2004. Preceded in death by brother, Jim Roybal and grandsons, Raymond and Joseph Lara. Survived by wife, JoJo; children Ryan (Valarie), Carlos (Chloe) and Janet Laydon, Anna (Ray) and Melissa Roybal; Grandchildren, Athena, Briana, Jeremiah (Goo Goo), Deja, Carlaya, and unborn baby; mother, Eleanor; sister, Joanie (Pete) Romero; Brothers, Dennis, Daniel (Debbie) and Ernie (Kathy) Roybal; mother-in-law, Lucille Laydon; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Vietnam Veteran with various medals. Cremation has taken place. Mass at St. Leander, Nov.13, 2004, 1:00 p.m. Special thanks to Antonio Caro, Steve, Janet and Jason Cruz.

Roybal, Joe M.
Joe M. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1986 - Joe M. Roybal, 63, of Walsenburg, Feb. 26, 1986. Survived by Eursie and children. Services; St. Mary Church, Wake service, 8 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - March 8, 2001 - In Loving memory of Joe M. Roybal, on February 26 and his birthday March 2. - Sentiment - Always loved and missed by, Your daughter Kathy, Son-in-law Frank and grandchildren Stephanie and Jason Bacca

Roybal, John Benito
John Benito Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2002 - Age 95, departed this life Jan. 12, 2002, at Belmont Lodge. Born May 13, 1906, in San Pablo, Colo. He was a retired steelworker for the 14-inch mill of CF&I Steel Corp. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Susana Manzanrez Roybal; four brothers and four sisters; and his beloved wife, Bernadita Sanchez Roybal; daughter, Evelyn Russell; son-in-law, Eugene Russell Sr. Survived by a sister, Madelina Martinez, El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Eugene (Janet) Russell, Connie (Larry) Cortese; and five great-grandchildren, Tara Cesar, Josh, Larry Gene and Cheri Cortese, Courtny Russell. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. The Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roybal, John Peter
John Peter Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2002 - John Peter Roybal, 82, Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 10, 2002. Mr. Roybal was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, Knights of Columbus and Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy as a chief Pharmacist's Mate. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. Mr. Roybal also worked for and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was married to Marina T. Roybal, who is deceased. He is survived by his children, John "Skip" (Janice) Roybal, Marc (Helen) Roybal, Nancy Bruce, SueAnn (Rich) Bulak; brothers, Joseph (Erma) Roybal, Vincent (Erlinda) Roybal; and sister, Mary Vail; 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Imperial Reception Hall immediately after. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo in memory of John Roybal.

Roybal, Julia
Julia Abila Roybal - Huerfano World - January 19, 1995 - Julia Abila Roybal, 75, of Walsenburg, died in Huerfano Medical Center Jan. 12, 1995, after a lengthy illness. Born Apr. 12, 1919, in Redwing to J.D. and Juana Pabla Mestas Cardenas, she was a teacher for more than 35 years, instructing in Lower and Upper Badito, Dand School in Rouse, Walsen Camp and Washington School. She retired in the early 1980s. Mrs. Roybal was a member of St. Mary Church, Latino Club, Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America. She is survived by her daughter, Josephine Cruz and a son, Richard "Sonny" Abila, both of Walsenburg; a sister, Hope Bellah, Pueblo; a grandson, two great-grandsons, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Roybal, Lee T.
Lee T. Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2001 - Lee T. Roybal, 76, passed away March 31, 2001. Born Nov. 9, 1924, in Fort Garland, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Rose Roybal; cousin, Clarence Roybal. Survived by his wife, Lucy Roybal, of the family home; sister, Percy Vigil of Pueblo; daughters, Edna (Frank) Quintana of Denver, Phyllis (Pedro) Bernardo, Cindy Aguilar and Mike Romero of Pueblo; grandchildren, DeAnn Quintana, Frank and Carolyn Quintana of Denver, Nicole, Michelle, and Greg Aranda of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Mariah Duran of Denver, Legacee and Sarija Maes of Pueblo; several nieces, nephews and friends. In spite of his lengthy illness, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, Mexican music and his dog, Diamond. He was the owner of the El Patio and a faithful lottery player. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, all at Romero Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Leander, 1438 E. 7th St. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall and 719 E. 6th after interment.

Roybal, Lothario L. Jr.
Lothario “Talo” L. Roybal Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Lothario “Talo” L. Roybal Jr., 77, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Lothario and Magdelena Roybal Sr.; brothers, Johnny Roybal, Orlando Roybal and Bill Roybal. Survived by his loving, devoted wife and best friend, Viola Roybal; children, Ronni (John) Belton, Eric (Carol) Roybal, Lindy (Carlos) Loudy, Melanie (Jeremie) Lopez; sister, Linda Kennett; brother, Joe Roybal; grandchildren, John (Brooke), Mandy (Billy), Eric, Robert, Isaac, Nico, Michael; also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Talo was an avid Broncos, Avalanche and boxing fan. Spending time with his children and his grandchildren brought him the most joy. He will also be missed by his special walking partner “Woody." No viewing. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roybal, Martina
Martina Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1987 - Martina Roybal, Sept. 27, 1987. Wife of Juan B. Roybal, who passed away in January 1975. Mother of Minnie Valdez, Seattle, Wash.; Delia (Joe) Duran, Kennewick, Wash., and Evangeline Maldonado, Pueblo. Sister of Alfonso (Lola) Gonzales, Ignacio, and foster mother of Ted (Stella) Garduno, Pueblo. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, John Roybal Jr.; son-in-law, John Valdez, and granddaughter, Betty Carroll. Mrs. Roybal was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo; the Coronado Club, Walsenburg, and the Latin American Social and Benefit Club, Walsenburg. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo. Rosary, 11 a.m. Friday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family may be contacted at the home of Evangeline Maldonado, 2626 Lake No. 23, Pueblo.

Roybal, Ophelia
Ophelia "Mary" Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Ophelia "Mary" Roybal, 96, died, Sept. 5, 1998. Survived by special niece (like a daughter), Armanda Maes- great-nieces and great-nephews (like grandchildren), Donna Barela, Phil J. Roy, Eugene M. Roy, Benito Barela and Richard Maes. At her request, cremation, no services.

Roybal, Orlando Rudolfo
Orlando "Nans" Rudolfo Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1999 - Orlando "Nans" Rudolfo Roybal, 67, of Pueblo, departed this life on Aug. 19,1999, in Denver following a brief illness. Born in Pueblo on Aug. 11, 1932.Ppreceded in death by mother, Mary Magdaline Roybal- and father, Lothario Levi Roybal Sr.- brother, John Arthur Roybal. Survived by children, Debbie (Roy) Nunez, Georgianna (Rick) Nail, Marty Roybal and Ronnie Roybal, all from California- 12 grandchildren- brothers, Lothario (Viola) Roybal Jr., Pueblo, Bill (Alane) Roybal, Arvada, and Joe Roybal, La Junta- sister, Linda Kennett, Westminster- numerous nieces and nephews, including his favorite nephew, Eric Roybal. No viewing. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, at Funeral Chapel. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at 2227 W. 17th.

Roybal, Raina Lisa
Raina Lisa Gallegos Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2004 - Raina Lisa Gallegos Roybal, 29, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 30, 2004. She was born Jan. 7, 1975, in Pueblo. She enjoyed camping, fishing, helping others and spending time shopping at Wal-Mart, her favorite store. Survived by her husband, Daniel Jesse Roybal; children, Aaron Gallegos, Matthew Martinez and Daniel Roybal; parents, Thomas J. and Lucy Lorraine (Baca) Gallegos; siblings, Tomas (Nicole) Gallegos Jr. and Steve (Jessica) Gallegos; grandmothers, Clarice Baca and Dolores Gonzales; grandfather, Andy (Lupe) Gallegos; godparents, Bill and Liz Gallegos; and her faithful dog, "Lea." Raina is preceded in death by grandparents, Facundo and Julia Baca and Harry Gonzales. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Roybal, Ralph
Ralph Roybal - Huerfano World - August 17, 1989 - Ralph (Ratch) Roybal, 57, died Aug. 10, 1989, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born in Farr July 9, 1932, he was a graduate of Huerfano County High School and a veteran of the Korean conflict. He had been employed at the 11-inch bar mill at CF&I Steel. He is survived by his wife, Janet of the family home in Pueblo; four sons, Michael, California, Randy, Timothy and Joey, all of Pueblo; two daughters, Carla, Las Vegas, NV, and Sheri Chavez, Pueblo; sister, Mary Martinez, Walsenburg; a granddaughter and his mother-in-law. Memorial services were conducted at Imperian Chapel in Pueblo.

Roybal, Ralph
Pvt. Ralph Roybal - Walsenburg World-Independent - March 9, 1945 - Pfc. Ralph Roybal, a La Veta man, son of Mr. and Mrs., Jake Roybal, was killed in action on Feb. 23, somewhere in Germany, according to an official War department notification received Thursday by his parents. Pfc. Roybal was 20 years old, and born and reared in Huerfano County. He entered the service two years ago, and has been overseas with the infantry for the past seven months. No further details of his death were given, but a letter follows, the Roybals have been informed. Huerfano World - March 15, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1945: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Roybal received word of the death of their son, Pvt. Ralph Roybal, 20. Huerfano World - February 4, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1949: Services were held Feb. 1 for Pfc. Ralph Roybal, who was killed in World War Two.

Roybal, Ralph
Ralph Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 1986 - Ralph Roybal of Walsenburg May 2, 1986. Father of Mary (Don) Martinez, Walsenburg; and Ralph (Janet) Roybal Jr., Pueblo. Brother of Celanie Griego, Greeley; Matilda (John) Medina, Denver; and Faris (Nora) Roybal, Fairview, N.M.; seven grandchildren, a great-grandson, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, S. St. Mary with UMWA graveside services.

Roybal, Ramona Gomez Reyes
Sra. Ramona Gomez Reyes Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1998 - Sra. Ramona Gomez Reyes Roybal, 100, passed away Sept. 9, 1998, at Minnequa Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1898, in Anthony, N.M. On Oct. 14, 1916, she married John L. Reyes. He preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Manuel Roybal, and they were married for 20 years before he also passed away. Ten children were born to the Reyes-Gomez marriage of which there are seven survivors, Gilbert, Armando, Esperanza, Henry, Adelina, Elsa, and Manuel. Carmelita, Richard and John G. Reyes preceded their mother in death. She is also survived by an estimated 500 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren living in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery. The Reyes family will receive family members and friends at St. Peter Parish Hall following the burial rites. "Recordando" As we remember Ramoncita Gomez Reyes Roybal we recall that she was born on June 9, 1898, daughter of Tiburcio Gomez and Fransisca Colmenero Gomez in Anthony, N.M., that she married Juan Lopez Reyes, a native of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, who was born on Nov. 11, 1857, that they had 10 children they being (John deceased) Rose Reyes, Carmelita Reyes (deceased), Gilbert (Beatris deceased) Reyes, Armando (Carmel) Reyes, Esperanza (Joe) Pequete, Henry G. Reyes, (Richard deceased) Pearl Reyes, Adelina (Ben) Rodriguez, Elisa Reyes and Manuel (Joan) Gomez. That Ramoncita married Manuel Roybal in 1957 who passed away in 1977. Ramoncita was a midwife at Alta Vista Camp in Rocky Ford and she assisted and attended about 40 ladies giving childbirth, never having lost any of the newborns. She knew many remedies for colds, fever and many other simple illnesses. She was a grapher during the early years of her marriage to John Reyes, was a seamstress, a fantastic cook who made wonderful bread, authentic mole poblano from a recipe our father brought from Puebla, Mexico, made the best bread, capirotada, (bread pudding) tortillas, green chile and much more. She was a devout Catholic and raised all her children to live as the Lord taught us. She played the piano and knew many funny dichos. Your family and friends will miss you very much but then we know that you are saving a place in heaven with our Lord for each and every one of us. Dios te bendiga madre querida.

Roybal, Robert J.
Robert J. Roybal Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2003 - Robert J. Roybal Jr., (Bob) passed away Dec. 14, 2003, from a long illness. He was born in Pueblo on March 27, 1962, attended school in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was employed by AFSCME, Local 935. Preceded in death by father, Robert J. Roybal Sr.; sister Christine and nephew Vincent Rodriguez; Maternal grandparents Candido and Lucinda Cordova. Survived by wife Sharon L. Bouzos-Roybal; mother, Margie Roybal; sisters, Lucinda Roybal, Cathy (Ray) Montoya; brother, Max (Rosalind) Roybal; also nieces, nephews, stepchildren and 5 grandchildren, including special grandson and best friend, Jacob Bouzos. Viewing will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003. Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, 10:00 a.m., both at Imperial Memorial Gardens with a special blessing immediately following services. Family and friends will be received at 12:00 p.m. following services at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Ln. Donation can be made in 'Bob's” name at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Roybal, Roberta
Roberta Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2004 -Roberta Roybal, 50, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord July 31, 2004. Born Feb. 12, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by mother, Ruth Romero; sister, Jacqueline Romero; grandparents, Fidel and Andrea Gomez. Survived by children, Guillermo (Denise) Roybal and Celestina Roybal; parents, William and Trinidad Roybal; sisters, Abby (Bill) McCleary and Rosalie (Domingo) Ochoa; grandchildren, Micheal, Stone, Lianna, Shasta, Eliseo and Angelo; special uncle, Fred Gomez; special cousin, Margie Ayala, all of Pueblo. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Sacred Heart, Avondale. Visitation prior to both services. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sacred Heart Hall after interment. Family and friends will be received at 1302 N. Joplin prior to services.

Roybal, Rubel
Rubel Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1986 - Rubel Roybal, 80, late of 796 E. Abriendo, died Oct. 11, 1986 Mr. Roybal retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Drawing Room Department in 1964, with 24 years service. Survived by his wife, Balbina Roybal, and children, Bernice (Ben) Martinez, Lloyd (Elaine) Roybal, John (Shirley) Roybal, all of Denver; Irene (Isidore) Bustos of Pueblo; Manuel (Lillian) Roybal of Michigan; Lionel (Lucy) Carreon of Pennsylvania; Alfonso (Wilma) Carreon and Rose (Garfield) Salazar, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 29 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He was a brother of Max Roybal of Santa Fe. Preceded in death by his parents, Ricardo and Martha Roybal; two brothers, Ray Roybal and Joe Roybal and sister, Ubie Miller. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church with Father Grimes officiating. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 796 E. Abriendo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Roybal, Ruben
Ruben Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2003 - Ruben Roybal, 83, passed away April 14, 2003, in Kansas City, Kan. Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Chama, Colo. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Cordilia of Pueblo; daughters, Mary Ailain (Tony) Tafoya of Pueblo, Agatha Trujillo of Kansas City, Kan., Pauline (Ron) Quintana of Pueblo West, and Charline (Vic) Ivanovic of Libertyville, Ill.; grandchildren, Richard Roybal, Jeff Roybal, Ben Gallegos, Rhiannon Quintana-Lucero, Aaron Trujillo, Jessica Quintana, Brandon Ivanovic, Stefen Ivanovic; great-grandchildren, Tanisha Roybal, Shyann Roybal, Jordyn Roybal, Devin Gallegos; sister, Gertrude Valdez of Canon City, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to KU Endowment Fund, KU Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160.

Roybal, Senida
Senida Roybal - World Independent – March 1, 1949 - Inquest Into Traffic Death Set for Tonight - An inquest into the traffic death of Mrs. Senida Roybal, 51, of La Veta will be held tonight at 8 o'clock in district court rooms. County Coroner Gus Crump said the inquiry is being conducted to determine the cause of death. Mrs. Roybal was dead upon the arrival of the patrol at the scene of an automobile accident last Saturday morning. The wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 160 six miles west of Walsenburg.

Roybal, William
William Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1981 - William "Willie" Roybal, a Pueblo resident since 1958 and formerly of La Veta. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Anne Church. Interment, San Arroyo Cemetery in North La Veta. Family at 2222 E. Eighth, Space 108.

Roybal, Willie
Willie Roybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Willie Roybal, 75, of Pueblo. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, and vigil rosary to follow at 6 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Hall after vigil and at Holy Rosary after burial.

Royer, Lucille
Lucille Strotman Royer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 1999 - Lucille Strotman Royer, 71, of Pueblo West went to be with the Lord on Feb. 5, 1999, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Born and raised in Dubois, Ind., the daughter of Anthony and Selma (Fisher) Strotman. Lucille and her husband, Bob, lived in Oak Lawn and Palos Heights, Ill., until 1973. It was during that year the family moved to Pueblo West. Lucille moved back east, residing in Valparaiso, Ind., until 1990, when she moved back to her adopted and beloved Colorado and Pueblo West. Lucille loved to fish and was an avid quilter. She donated many hours to SRDA's Meals on Wheels program, clipping and posting coupons at the local King Soopers Store. Preceded in death by her parents- her former husband, Bob- and sister, Annis. Mourning her passing are her children, Pam (Tom) Ellingham, Pueblo West, Laura (Jerry) Bastian, Colorado Springs, and Tony (Nita) Royer, Indianapolis- grandchildren, Tiffany Ellingham, Kristi and Ryan Bastian, Mitzi and Robert Royer- and two great-grandchildren. Also mourning her passing are her sister, Gerri (Wilfred) Hentrup- brother, Anthony Strotman Jr.- as well as many special friends and extended family, including Joe Ezerski, and his daughter, Margaret- Dorothy (Schmitty) Goetz and Rosemary Sotor. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Royse, Gene W.
Gene W. Royse - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1997 - Gene W. Royse, 72, of Pueblo, died on Oct. 2, 1997. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Garden City, Kan., to Helen and John Woodford Royse. Gene was preceded in death by his father, John Woody" Royse- a sister, Mary Helen Royse- and a brother, John Royse. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth Mary Royse- a son, Daryl Gene (Jean) Royse, Phoenix, Ariz.- daughters, Gail Helen Kingrey, Rye, Colo., Judy Ellen (John) Rector, Ignacio, Colo., and Terri Jean (Cliff) Barnes, Dallas, Texas- mother, Helen Royse, Dallas, Texas- and grandchildren, Jodi (Todd) Berisford, Pueblo, Shawn Kingrey, Fort Collins, and Kathryn Barnes, Dallas, Texas. Gene was the former owner of Royse Electric and was well known throughout Pueblo County. The will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Terry Eyman, chaplain of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, will officiate. Interment will be in the Colorado City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Rozich, Helen B.
Helen B. Rozich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2003 - Helen B. Rozich. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rozmiarek, H. Edward
H. Edward Rozmiarek - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2004 - H. Edward Rozmiarek, 79, born Nov. 2, 1924, passed away Oct. 24, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 58 years, Angeline (Lynne) Rozmiarek; children, Jim (Kathy) Rozmiarek of Denver, Deb (Robert) Peters of Denver, Don (Martha) Rozmiarek of Pueblo, Pam (Ed) Skerjanec of Canon City; nine grandchildren, Andrew Rozmiarek, Ray Rozmiarek, Berna Abeyta, Brauk Peters, Bracelle Peters, Brandese (Barry) Hauck, Edward, Tim and Alex Skerjanec; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Phyllis Guzinski of Grand Island, Neb. Preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Theresa Rozmiarek. Ed was a World War II veteran and served in the European Theatre. Ed and Lynn were married June 10, 1946. Ed started his career as an insurance claims adjuster for Hartford Insurance Co. Later, he worked for New Hampshire Insurance Co. where he was a special agent and regional manager. Ed was elected mayor of Edgewater, Colo., in 1971 until 1975, when he purchased the McGee Insurance Agency in Pueblo, Colo. He retired in 1987, and spent time traveling and enjoying his family. Ed will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and acquaintances. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

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