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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Rubenstein, Rosa
Rosa Rubenstein – Steamboat Pilot – January 4, 1911 – Committed Suicide – Insane Patient Steals Stockings and Swings From Bars in Cell – Pueblo, Dec. 29. – Mrs. Rosa Rubenstein, who last August shot and killed her husband, William Rubenstein in Denver and later was pronounced insane and sent to the state asylum in this city, committed suicide in the woman's ward Monday afternoon. The body was sent to Denver last night for burial. Mrs. Rubenstein's rash act has been kept quiet at the institution, but facts in the case leaked out today. She stole some stockings from another inmate and tying them to the bars in her cell, climbed to the top of the door and swung to the floor. Bayfield Blade – January 5, 1911 – Mrs. Rosa Rubenstein, who last August shot and killed her husband, William Rubenstein in Denver, and later was pronounced insane and sent to the state asylum at Pueblo, committed suicide.

Rubey, Peter
Peter Rubey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Peter Rubey, 89, of Rocky Ford, died June 29, 1997, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford, Pastor Arnold Rubey officiating. Visitation from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations to Parkinson's disease.

Rubin, A. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. A. C. Rubin - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Grief Kills Mother at Dead Son's Side - Trinidad - Twenty minutes after she had gazed upon the body of her son, Alfred Rubin, killed at the explosion at the Frisco mine, Mrs. A. C. Rubin of Coal City, Ill., fainted. She died in a nearby drug store a few minutes later. Death is said to have been due to heart failure, brought on by the shock resulting from the tragic death of her son.

Rubin, Alfred
Alfred Rubin - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Superintendent William W. Tweeddale and Alfred Rubin, assistant pit boss of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, were killed by an explosion of gas in the Frisco mine, near Piedmont.

Rubino, Frank
Frank Rubino – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Frank Rubino is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Frank Rubino: age 23, miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper article lists him as Frank Rodino. for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Rudder, George Timothy
George Timothy "Tim" Rudder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2002 - George Timothy "Tim" Rudder of Rye, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2002, as the result of a car accident. Tim will be remembered by all those who loved him as a loving father, husband and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a true outdoorsman. Preceded in death by his father, George Rudder. He is survived by wife, Tammy; daughter, Jessica Ray; mother, Wilma Rudder of Florence, Colo.; brothers, Jack (Theresa) Rudder of Alamosa and Mike Rudder of Florence; mother- and father-in-law, Tom and Karen Holgerson, Rye; sister-in-law, Cherie (Barry) Shepherd, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; brother-in-law, Troy (Casie) Holgerson, Bend, Ore.; nieces and nephews, Robby, Amy, Jackie, Morgan, Matthew and Ryan; uncle, Mack; and cousins, Brandon, Brad and Bari. He also leaves a host of many close friends, and extended family. Viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 until 9 p.m. with funeral service, 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the Colorado City Community Church. The family requests that any memorials be made to a fund that has been set up for Tim's daughter, Jessica, through the Decibel Credit Union, P.O. Box 250, Rye, CO 81069. Greenhorn Valley News – April 19, 2002 – Accident Claims Life of Local Man - An unfortunate traffic accident early Monday morning, April 15, claimed the life of Colorado City resident Tim Rudder. One eyewitness was able to give a detailed account of what happened, as he followed the Rudder vehicle from Colorado City onto the interstate and sadly witnessed the entire incident. Kevin Espey of Colorado City said as he and Rudder proceeded north on the interstate, he passed Rudder, who seemed to be driving "slightly below the speed limit." "I happened to be looking in my rear view mirror," said Espey "and saw a smaller car approaching both of us at a high rate of speed." Being approximately six car lengths ahead of Rudder, Espey started to pull to the right for fear the car would eventually hit him. Espey witnessed the 1996 Toyota Tercel, driven by Arle Van Ooyen, 28, of Colorado Springs, veer over into the right lane, and plow into Rudder's 1989 Toyota 4x4 pickup. According to Espey, the vehicles "locked" up and traveled several feet. As they came apart, Van Ooyen hit the guardrail and Rudder's pickup rolled at least once on the interstate and into the median onto its right side. Rudder was partially ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Dave Santos. Cause of death was later determined to be "positional asphyxia." According to the three State Troopers on scene, no one else involved was injured, and no parties were transported. Van Ooyen, who was wearing his seatbelt, was charged with careless driving resulting in death. Rudder was unrestrained.

Rudersdorf, Arlene
Arlene Rudersdorf - Huerfano World - January 13, 1994 - Arlene Rudersdorf, 72, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1994, in Walsenburg Care Center. Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Grant County, WI. Funeral service will be Jan. 15 from St. Mary Church in Richland Center, WI, at 11 a.m. Mrs. Rudersdorf was a ceramics teacher for Fennimore Vocational School at her shop in Richland Center and a member of St. Mary Altar Society, Richland Center. Survivors include her husband, Laurence Rudersdorf, Walsenburg; two daughters, Nancy Villalon, Walsenburg and Linda Samborski, Green Bay, WI; two sons, Larry Rudersdorf, Pulaski, WI, and Robert Rudersdorf, Madison, WI, and a sister, Charlotte Price, Rockford, IL.

Rudolf, Guilio
Guilio Rudolf - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Guilio Rudolf is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Guilio Rudolf as a Hungarian, age 35, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to:

Ruegg, Donald George
Donald George Ruegg – Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 2006 - Donald George Ruegg, age 82, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Duke University Medical Center. Donald was born in La Junta, Colo., on Sept. 11, 1924, to the late George Albert and Cecilia Corrine Decker Ruegg. Donald graduated cum laude in 1947 from Dartmouth College with a B.A. degree, and later earned an MBA degree in 1972 from the University of Chicago. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. In 1986, Donald retired as executive vice-president from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Co. He moved to the Forest at Duke in Durham in 1993, and became a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and First Presbyterian Church in Durham. Donald is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann Eichelberger Ruegg of Durham; his children, David and Peggy Ruegg of Augusta, Kan., Gary and Kevin Ruegg of Chandler, Ariz., Phil and Kathy Ruegg of Pueblo West, Colo., Steve and Joan Ruegg of St. Louis, Mo., Timothy and Peggy Ruegg of Seward, Neb., and Susan and Wayne Jarvis of Baldwin, Kan.; his brother, Thomas Ruegg and wife, Phyllis of Columbus, N.C.; 35 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Carson; and his brother, Robert Ruegg. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Dan McLellan, OFM, presiding. A reception will follow at the Forest at Duke, noon Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald's memory may be made to WCPE Classical Radio, P.O. Box 828, Wake Forest, NC, 27588, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY, 10018.

Rueghitz, Walter C.
Walter C. Rueghitz - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 19, 1911 - Boy Instantly Killed - Pueblo - While trying to extract an empty shell, Walter C. Rueghitz, nineteen years of age, was instantly killed when a cartridge exploded and the bullet entered his brain.

Ruehlen, Dorothy
Dorothy Ruehlen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2002 - Age 79, passed away April 15, 2002, and is now present with the Lord. She was born March 22, 1923, to the union of Mary and Samuel W. Keim. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary, when she was 4 months old. She was then raised by her uncle, Lloyd (Gertrude) Keim, who also preceded her in death; as well as five brothers; and husband, Harry E. Ruehlen. Survived by her brother, Gerald (Hazel) Keim; sister, Erma Willtz; children, Marilyn (George) Rupp, Donna Hewitt, Jim (Joni) Ruehlen and Ruth Ruehlen; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, including childhood friend, Dorothy Scholl. Dorothy was an active church member for most of her life and enjoyed family gatherings. She liked gardening and sewing. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Praise Assembly of God Church. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Ruffin, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Ruffin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1957 - Thomas R. Ruffin, 1411 Cedar, died Nov. 9, Local hospital. Member Bethlehem Baptist. Church, and American Woodmen. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Cox, Pueblo, and a niece, Mrs. Loretta Hackett, Peoria, Ill. Service announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain December 11, 1957. Thomas R. Ruffin. Memorial services Thursday 2 p.m. Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. O. B. McClendon officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon until the hour of service. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Thomas R. Ruffin. Memorial service Thursday 2 p.m. Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Ruggles, Esther
Esther Ruggles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2003 - Esther Ruggles, 81, born April 11, 1922, in Concrete, Colo., passed away April 23, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio Chiaro and Olivia (Chiaro) Petrocco; brothers, Domenic and Anthony Chiaro. Survived by her daughter, Linda (Neil) Hyde of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; grandchildren, John Paul (Shelly) Hyde, Rhiannon and Ramie Hyde, and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Jennie Porco, Mary Massaroni Jean (John) Zupancic; brothers, Mathew (Lee) Chiaro, and James (Ethel) Chiaro; numerous nieces and nephews, especially special nephew "Sonny" Massaroni. Special thanks to Dr. Eifert. At her request, cremation has taken place. No services.

Ruiz, Albino T.
Albino T. Ruiz - Huerfano World - December 15, 1994 - Albino T. Ruiz, 76, of Trinidad, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 1994. Born Mar. 13, 1918 in Walsenburg to Manuel and Loretta Arellano Ruiz, he was a member of St. Joseph Church and Senior Citizens, both of Trinidad. Survivors include his wife, Esther Montoya, Trinidad; four sons, Isador Ruiz, Fred Ruiz and Alonzo Ruiz, all of Salt Lake City, UT, and Nick Ruiz, Gunnison; two daughters, Vangie Ruiz and Loretta Cruz, Salt Lake City; two sisters, Senida Urban, Fruita and Margie Trujillo, Pueblo; his ex-wife, Gloria Ruiz, Salt Lake City; 32 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Graveside service by VFW Post #2643. Burial in North Veta Cemetery.

Ruiz, Alfonso Jr.
Alfonso Ruiz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2006 - Alfonso Ruiz Jr., 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Mary Ruiz; mother-in-law, Ramona Salazar; brother, Manuel Ruiz and brother-in-law, Raoul "Bully" Montiel. He is survived by his loving wife, Amparo Ruiz; sons, David and Daniel Ruiz; brother, Chris Ruiz; sister, Patsy Mediano and Carol Soto; two aunts and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today. Vigil service to follow at 7 p.m., Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ruiz, Barbara Rose and Ronnie
Barbara Rose and Ronnie Ruiz - Huerfano World - July 19, 2001 - In Loving memory of my friends Barbara Rose Ruiz, who died July 15, 1967 and Ronie Ruiz, on his birthday July 13. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Tina - Barbara Ruiz - Huerfano World - September 6, 2001 - In Loving memory of Barbara Rose Ruiz, on her birthday September 5 - Verse - Sadly missed by, Tina

Ruiz, Cecilia D.
Cecilia D. Ruiz - Huerfano World - June 17, 1999 - Cecilia D. Ruiz, 72, of Walsenburg, died June 15, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Clyde, Walsenburg; her children, Bob Ruiz, Fort Collins, Lynette Ruiz and Al Razal, Denver, Terrie Garcia, Walsenburg, Gerald Ruiz, Colorado Springs, James Ruiz, Denver, Renee Ruiz Webb, Walsenburg; sisters Domingo, Anadine Gayhardt, Denver and Bernice Garcia, Pueblo; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary Friday and funeral mass Saturday at 10 a.m., both from St. Mary Church. Burial in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Ruiz, Cristobal
Cristobal Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - Cristobal Ruiz, 76, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord May 27, 2002. Born Oct. 2, 1925, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Loretto and Refugia Ruiz; one brother, Pete Ruiz; one sister, Frances Moreno. Survived by his ex-wife and friend, Rose Ruiz; daughter, Christine Lori (Joe) Barela, Pueblo; half brother, Pasqual Moreno; sister, Elvira Rodriguez; grandsons, whom he truly cherished, Joe Chris and John Barela; numerous nieces and nephews. Cris was a World War II veteran, serving on the USS General M.L. Hersey in the Southwest Pacific area. Cris retired from CF&I in 1978. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, all to take place at Romero Funeral Chapel, chaplain, James Slak. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Ruiz, Felix
Felix Ruiz - Huerfano World - October 19, 2006 - Felix Ruiz of Walsenburg was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Felix was born on May 18, 1924 in Huerfano County. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Rose Ruiz, his son, Felix Roger Ruiz, and his sisters, Nora Ruiz and Lucy Johnson Ruiz. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosella Medina Ruiz and his children, Anthony (Susie) Ruiz, John (Betty) Ruiz, Larry (Annette) Ruiz, Pam Ruiz, Phyllis (Benny) Ochoa, Brenda (Bo) Midro, Joe Ruiz, Kendra (Kenny) Maes, Kimberly (Danny) Bratton and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosary, October 20, 2006 at St. Mary Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Funeral at 10 a.m. also from the church on October 21. Burial in South St. Mary Cemetery. Viewing at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ruiz, Felix Ronald
Felix Ronald Ruiz - Huerfano World - July 18, 2002 - In Loving Memory of our son, Felix Ronald Ruiz, in remembrance of his birthday, July 13, 1951. Deeply missed and loved, Mom, Dad, and Family.

Ruiz, Lucy Mary
Lucy Mary Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2003 - Lucy Mary Ruiz, 76, born Jan. 27, 1927, passed away Dec. 12, 2003. Lucy was a loving mother to all who came in contact with her. An avid Bingo enthusiast, who was always “going to Bingo.” She was a great cook who loved to spread joy through her delicious meals. She will be deeply missed by all. Lucy is survived by brothers, Felix (Rosella) Ruiz and Clyde Ruiz; children, Geraldine (Wayne) Dyson, Rita Chavez, Valentina Ellis, Yolanda (Jessie Flores) Johnson, Ivan (Joanna) Johnson, Christina (Rocky) Espinoza, Gary (Julienne) Johnson, Edward “Lolo” Sanchez, Connie Johnson and Sharon (Ken) Groen; 31 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by sisters, Nora Ruiz and Cecilia Ruiz; mother, Rachel Ruiz; and father, Antonio Ruiz. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1828 Carteret Ave.

Ruiz, Maria Luz
Maria Luz Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1986 - Maria Luz Ruiz, 1713 Schley, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 4, 1986, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1914, in San Pedro del Gallo Durango, Mexico. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Church, Blende. Predeceased by her husband, Alfonso Ruiz, Dec. 7, 1985; grandson, Victor Ruiz, Sept. 7, 1985; and sister, Rufugia "Cuca" Castro, Oct. 7, 1977. Survived by her children, Alfonso (Amparo) Ruiz Jr., Pueblo; Manuel (Theresa) Ruiz, La Junta; Chris (Kathy) Ruiz, Denver; Patricia Mediano, Colorado Springs; Caroline (Samuel) Soto, Pueblo; two brothers, Manuel (Vicky) Villegas and Domingo (Josephine) Villegas, both of Avondale; two sisters, Catalina Armijo, Avondale; Carrie (Richard) Apodaca, Sacramento, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel; Mass of the Resurrection, noon, Tuesday, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Ruiz, Mary I.
Mary I. S. Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2001 - Mary I. Ruiz was received by our heavenly Father on Nov. 13, 2001. Mary was born April 25 in Las Vegas, N.M., to the union of Alberto and Sara D. Sanchez. Mary is preceded in death by her husband Justo Ruiz Jr.; her parents; brothers, Abran (Ambrosita) Sanchez, David Sanchez; and sisters, Luciana (Avaisto) Martinez and Anita (Daniel) Lucero. Mary is survived by her daughter, Christine (Fred) Jaquez; son, Felix Ruiz; and grandchildren, Ileia and Jason Jaquez. Also survived by sisters, Lazarita (Magarito) Pacheco, Bessie (Henry) Darden; as well as numerous other relatives. Mary or Marie especially loved her children and grandchildren. She had a beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Family was her priority. Mary was a caregiver to many as well as the recipient. During her life, Mary worked in California during WWII and was instrumental in helping in the war effort. She was also an Avon representative for many years and was an active member of the Zaragoza Society where she served on the board as secretary. Mary had many hobbies because she enjoyed life so much. She played bingo, liked to dance, attend social events and was good at arts and crafts. She was an excellent mother, daughter, wife and sister. Now she will walk in sunshine with our Lord. Although our hearts ache, you took part of us with you. Special thanks and gratitude go to the Angels who walk this earth, especially her special friend, Debbie, and to others too many to mention. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, with Rev. Father Thomas R. Hinni as celebrant. Both services will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the Mediterranean Room at the church following the interment.

Ruiz, Socorro M.
Socorro M. Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Socorro M. Ruiz, 93, of Pueblo, passed away May 20, 2002. Born Sept. 23, 1908, in Durango, Mexico, to Santiago and Margarita Montiel, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by her husband, Guadalupe Ruiz; sons, Salvadore Chacon, Mike Chacon and Jesse Vargas; daughters, Susan Chacon and Lupita Chacon. Survived by her sons, Sam (Virginia) Chacon, Pueblo, Reuben (Frances) Chacon, Bayard, Neb., Ernesto (Carol) Vargas and Manuel (Wanda) Vargas, Avondale; daughters, Ernestine (Ralph) Camarillo, Pueblo, Irene Hays, Pueblo, Monica (Craig) Spradlin, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Helen Flores, Alliance, Neb.; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Vigil rosary, 7p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Leander's Church, with celebrant Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment to follow at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Relatives and friends will be received at Camarillo residence prior to services and at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Ruiz, Susie Mary
Susie Mary Ruiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2005 - Susie Mary Ruiz, 76, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2005. Preceded in death by husband, Joe R. Ruiz Sr.; son, Donald Ruiz; parents, Candido and Dora Herrera. Survived by children, Mary (Paul) Gallegos, Joe (Rose) Ruiz, Gloria (Manuel) Martinez, Jerry Ruiz, Francis (Gilbert) Cintas, Pete Ruiz, Conlee (Kathy) Ruiz, Clara (Ralph) Baca, Debbie (Jerry) Martinez and Sandra Ruiz; and special friend, Audrey Roybal; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Family may be contacted at (719) 546-1605.

Rukavina, Rose
Rose Rukavina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2004 - Rose Rukavina, age 87, passed away July 5, 2004. Wife of Frank "Fir" Rukavina who passed away May 31, 1991. Mother of JoAnn (George) Evans, and Alice (Phillip B.) Foster, both of Denver, and Frank (Nina) Rukavina Jr., of Lakewood. Grandmother of Michael, Mark Jackson, Michelle Anderson, Phillip B. Foster II, Shaina, Jennifer and Riley Rukavina. Great-grandmother of Brody and Logan Jackson and Alyson and Zack Harr. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three brothers, Nick, Anthony and Steve Yengich; two sisters, Ann Martich and Steffie "Pep" Ratkovich; and stepbrother, Nick Yengich. Rose was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish and managed the parish rectory for over 25 years. In addition, she was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Choir, St. Francis Altar Society, CFU, St. Jacobs Lodge No. 7, Croatian Women's Club, and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE). Rose was an active sponsor and fund-raiser for the Novo Kolo Tamburitzas. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or St. Francis Xavier Church in Rose's memory in care of the funeral home office.

Rule, George
George Rule - Brandon Bell - January 17, 1913 - Legs Broken, Man Freezes to Death - Pueblo - The body of George Rule, aged fifty-two, a farmer, who has been missing from his home, twelve miles from Pueblo, was found under a railroad trestle. Both legs were broken. Evidently rule had been made helpless by a fall from the trestle and had frozen to death.

Rule, James T.
James T. Rule - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - James T. Rule, 63, passed away Dec. 22, 1999. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Peacock Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rule, Minnie
Mrs. Minnie Rule - Walsenburg World-Independent - July 25, 1946 - Mrs. Minnie Rule, who died Tuesday morning, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gardner Methodist church. The Rev. Lloyd Barnett will officiate. Interment will be in the Gardner cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Rule, Pansy B.
Pansy B. Shipman Rule - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1999 - Pansy B. Shipman Rule, formerly of Florence and Pueblo. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at the Florence Mortuary Chapel, 120 N. Pikes Peak Ave., Florence, Colo. Interment at Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose, Colo.

Rummel, Alys T.
Alys T. Rummel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1986 - Alys T. Rummel, age 75, late of 701 Kiowa, passed away July 3, 1986. Survived by children, Earline (Russell) Spicola, Sadie Ann (Phil) Austin, both of Pueblo; Bill (Marge) Rummel, John (Susan) Rummel, both of Texas; sisters, Opal (Fred) Brewer, Crowley; and Virgie Danley of Texas; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Roberts and Ethel Ohleson, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl John Rummel, September 1984. She retired after 25 years of service at Colorado State Hospital. She was an active member of Order of Eastern Star, Adah Chapter 34, Daughters of the Nile, Rahamah No. 71 and White Shrine, San Isabel No. 7, the Bluebirds Legion of Honor, CAPE, Shriner's Ladies, Care Ladies and Jolly 60's of Park Hill Baptist Church, as well as Pat Erickson's Studebaker Club. She participated in many community volunteer services. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home with Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 701 Kiowa. Visitation until 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and prior to the service Tuesday.

Rummings, James
James Rummings - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: James Rummings is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists James Rummings as an American, age 28, and married. He was working as a driver for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as James Runnings. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Rumsey, David Charles
David Charles Rumsey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - David Charles Rumsey, Sept. 25, 1987. Beloved son of Jerriann Rumsey, Pueblo, and Bonny D. Rumsey, Pueblo. Brother of Kim Rumsey, Pueblo. Nephew of Pete (Ursula) Taullie, Phil (Steffie) Taullie, Doris (Harold) Dutcher, all of Pueblo, Joe Taullie, Bristol, R.I., and Betty (Glen) Harger, Omaha, Neb. Also survived by his grandparents, Dale and Emma Hills, Pueblo, as well as numerous cousins and a host of friends. Mr. Rumsey was employed as a baker at Banquet Shuster's Bakery and was a Central High graduate. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Committal, 10 a.m. Monday, Roselawn. Memorials may be made in David's name to the memorial fund in care of Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Family will receive friends at 1636 Bragdon.

Runco, Doris L.
Doris L. Runco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2006 - Doris L. Runco, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was called home to the Lord on March 20, 2006. She was born on Oct. 15, 1931, in Hooper, Colo., to Frank and Opal Wolverton. She married Nick Runco in May 1952. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ernest Wolverton; sisters, Goldie Wolverton and Patty Mogan. She is survived by her husband, Nick Runco; daughter, Nikki (John) Koshak; sons, Ricky (Nancy) Runco and Philip (Sara) Runco; grandchildren, Melissa (Joe) Bennett, Lizzie Sindeband (fiancι, Ben Bruce), Alicia Runco (Steve Griffeth), Jordan Runco, Caroline Runco; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Bennett, Jeremiah Runco and Rebekah Griffeth; also survived by brothers, Ivan (Marge) Wolverton, Tom (Beverly) Wolverton, Robert (JoAnn) Wolverton, Kenneth Wolverton; sister, Ruby Lawler; sister-in-law, Mary (Charles) Peterson, Dottie Runco; numerous nieces and nephews. Doris loved to draw, paint, knit, craft, travel, bowl, be outdoors watching and playing tennis, and caring for her family. Viewing for family only, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, at Mount Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Runco, Gaetano
Gaetano Runco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2002 - Gaetano Runco, affectionately known as Guy, passed away Oct. 22, 2002. The son of Lizzie and Phil Runco, Guy was born in Pueblo on April 22, 1931. Survivors include his cherished wife of 53 years, Dorothy Sherwood Runco; brother, Nick (Doris) Runco; and sister, Mary (Charles) Peterson. He was the proud and loving father of Linda (Larry) Salbato, Kathy (Sam) Chifalo, Guy Phillip (Kathie) Runco, Peggy (Matt) Willcox, Lewis (Carol) Runco, Dotti (John) Pannunzio and Jimmy Runco, who predeceases him. He also leaves to cherish his memory 22 grandchildren: Stacie (Greg) Parker, Joshua and Stephanie Velasquez, Jason Salbato, AJ (Kim) and Jennifer Pacheco, Guy, Gina and Mike Runco, Adam and Jonathan Ruehlen, Matthew, Kyle and Jessica Willcox, Jason and Francesca Runco, Marlo and Jacquelyn Runco, Stefanie and Jessica Pannunzio and Hanna and Maggi Clementi. He also cherished his three great-grandsons, Clayton Parker, Dontae Runco and Antonio Cardona; and a host of other relatives and friends. Guy was employed at West Plains Energy from 1957 until his retirement in 1995. He treasured his lasting relationship with his co-worker and good friend, Al Fratterelli. An avid hunter and fisherman, Guy enjoyed nature, and especially the Colorado mountains. As a diehard Broncos fan, awesome spaghetti cook, loyal friend, dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Guy lived life with vitality, integrity and humor. Above all else, he filled his heart, his home, and our lives with powerful and everlasting love. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at First Congregational Church, 228 W. Evans, followed by a reception for family and friends at the IBEW Hall, 2901 Farabaugh Lane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church.

Runco, James
James Runco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2002 - James Runco, 93, born Oct. 24, 1908, passed away Aug. 22, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, Sept. 1, 1988; daughter, Margaret Shiflett; son-in-law, Ronald Olson; and two brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughters, Mary Olson and Patricia (Vernon) Bartmess; 10 grandsons and one granddaughter; 19 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Charles Shiflett; and numerous nieces and nephews. James retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1972. His hobbies included, woodworking, bowling, taking care of his roses and helping his family and friends. He was president of the Senior Beacon and Minnequa Bowling leagues for many years. The family will receive friends during the visitation on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Disabled Veterans Association in care of the funeral home office.

Runco, James Francis
James Francis Runco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1986 - James Francis Runco, 29, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 1986. Jim is survived by Susan D. Long of Colorado Springs; children, Jason and Francesca Runco; parents, Gaetano and Dorothy Runco; grandfather, Phillip Runco; brothers, Guy (Debbie) Runco, Lewis (Carol) Runco; sisters, Linda (Larry) Salbato, Kathy (Robert) Pacheco; Peggy (Matt) Willcox, Dotti (Randy) Clementi, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 13 nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was born on Nov. 13, 1957, and was longtime Pueblo resident until moving to Colorado Springs in 1983. He was a graduate of Central High School in 1975, and attended the University of Northern Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army and was later employed as a dental technician for Creative Dental Lab in Colorado Springs. Jim was a lover of life, nature and the outdoors. He liked to ski and was an avid fisherman. Because of his loving, giving personality, he was a special friend to many. Visitation hours from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Cremation. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Imperial Chapel with Vince Shively officiating. In lieu of flowers and food the family requests donations be made out to Pueblo Nature Center. The family will receive friends at 1013 W. Grant, Pueblo.

Runge, Charles E. H.
CPOC Charles E. H. Runge - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2005 - CPOC Charles E. H. Runge, USN Retired, 90, born Nov. 23, 1914, in Koenig, Mo., but was raised in Rye, Colo., passed away Dec. 26, 2004. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel; sisters, Lillian Hastings and Jane (Al) Huber; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by his father, Charles Runge Sr., who passed away when Charles was an infant. He was raised by his mother and stepfather who also preceded him, Clara and Virgil Lilly; brothers, William and Arnold Lilly; and sister, Wilma Bailey. Charles was a World War II veteran and retired CPOC from the U.S. Navy. He worked at Stanford University and Litton as an electrician. He was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor and was a great "fixer-upper." He was able to talk to anyone and relate his opinion on every subject. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to express our gratitude to Life Care for the care they have given the Runges and continue to give Hazel. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Runge, Edith
Edith Runge - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Edith Runge, 99, passed away March 19, 2002, in Pueblo. Services were held in Eldorado, Texas.

Runyan, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Runyan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Evelyn M. Runyan, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith G. Runyan; and son, Cole D. Runyan. Evelyn is survived by her children, Dana M. Mann, Lynn D. (Isabel) Runyan, Fay B. (Cathy) Runyan, Orin L. (Silke) Runyan and Tracy E. Runyan; grandchildren, Angela Mann, Janeil Runyan, Lanecia Runyan, Josephine Runyan and Nicolas Runyan; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Edwards, Zena Edwards and James Edwards. Evelyn was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Huber officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rupar, Frank J.
Frank J. Rupar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2000 - Frank J. Rupar, 83, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 1999, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. Predeceased by parents, Frank and Mary Rupar; sisters, Mary Fossceco and Jean Griffone; and nephew, Dale Rupar. Survived by one brother, Ray (Josephine) Rupar; sisters, Justine Mehle, Anne (Charles) Allen, Theresa (Robert) Leasure and Virginia (Richard) Fellion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank served in the South Pacific during World War II. He received many citations including the Bronze Star. He was a member of St. Joseph's Lodge #7-KSKJ. Viewing, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m., followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends after the funeral Mass in the church foyer. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank's name to St. Mary's Church Prayer Garden through the funeral home office.

Rupar, Marie
Marie Rupar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2000 - Marie Rupar, passed away Feb. 13, 2000. Mrs. Rupar was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 24,1925. Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Joseph Rupar. Survived by her children, Gary (Roxanne) Rupar, West Plains, Mo., Karen (Jim) Athing, Arcata, Calif., Marilyn Rupar, St. Louis, Mo., and Donna (David) Pereira of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Also survived by seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Ted (Irene) Monchak, Pueblo, Colo.; and sisters, Johanna Bennett of Pueblo, Colo., and Claudia Sorenson of Cheyenne, Wyo. Mrs. Rupar was a member of the Navy Relief Society, an avid bowler, and enjoyed knitting and gardening. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Service, Saturday, March 4, 2000, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Rupar, Raymond B.
Raymond B. Rupar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - Raymond B. Rupar, age 75, born Oct. 21, 1924, in Pueblo, passed away March 16, 2000. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Josephine; and son, Ken (Sylvia) Rupar. Grandfather of Jamie Ray, Jordan Leigh and Dylan Thomas. Also survived by sisters, Justine Mehle, Anne (Chuck) Allen, Virginia (Dick) Fellion and Terry (Bob) Leasure; brother-in-law, Michael (Nancy) Kosanovich; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Don) DeHaven, Bertha Shinovich and Virginia Mutz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Dale Alan; parents, Mary and Frank Rupar; brother, Frank; sisters, Jean Griffone and Mary Fosseco; and sister-in-law, Betty Perko. Upon his graduation from Central High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a member of the Jolly Rogers 319th Heavy Bombardment Squadron. During 1944 and 1945 he participated in 50 missions over New Guinea and the Philippines. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1989 after 34 years of service. During his employment, he received numerous meritorious and achievement awards. After retiring he enjoyed gardening, especially growing beautiful roses. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Monday, 6 p.m., St. Pius X Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Pius X Church Building Fund in his memory.

Rupert, Ted
Ted Rupert - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2005 - Ted Rupert, 43, went to be with the Lord, April 30, 2005. Survived by parents, Harold and Patricia Rupert; siblings, Tim (Kathy), Tom, Tammy (Tim) Watkins, Terry (Gino) Rupert; nephews, Tommy Rupert and Darian and Zachery Watkins; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends. Ted was very gifted and could fix any mechanical problem. He was a third generation graduate of Central High School, class of 1980. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association through the funeral home office.

Rupp, Earl E.
Earl E. Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1997 - Earl E. Rupp passed away Oct. 15, 1997. A longtime resident of Pueblo, he was a devoted husband and father, enjoyed hunting and fishing and his family. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, veteran of World War II and the Battle of the Bulge. Preceded in death by his wife, Opal, in August 1997. He is survived by children, Carl W. (Sandi) Rupp, George M. (Marilyn) Rupp and Earlene (George) Hill, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 to 7 p.m. today. , 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Mick McHarg, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Rupp, John David
John David Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - John David Rupp. Pueblo resident for 34 years, passed away April 15, 1987. Mr. Rupp was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. He retired from CF&I Steel where he worked in the seamless tube mill as a foreman. He served in the army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rupp of the family home; one son, John David Rupp Jr. of Kansas City; two daughters, Deborah (Francis) Dumler of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., Susan (John) Peterson of Pueblo, and three granddaughters. Also survived by two sisters, Barbara Argust of Pueblo and Margie (Bob) Randick of San Mateo, Calif. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ascension Episcopal Church with Father Tom Schelling officiating. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to either the Children's Hospital in Denver or to the National Kidney Foundation. Donations can be made through the funeral home office.

Rupp, Opal L.
Opal L. Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Opal L. Rupp passed away Aug. 18, 1997. A longtime resident of Pueblo, she was a devoted wife and mother, enjoyed homemaking, sewing, crocheting and playing the piano. Survived by her husband, Earl E. Rupp- children, Carl W. (Sandi) Rupp, George M. (Marilyn) Rupp and Earlene (George) Hill- seven grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- and her sisters and brothers, Helen Galbraith, Mary Henson, Bob Hunt and Jack Hunt. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Comer Garden Chapel with Rev. Richard Hijar, Boulevard Christian Church, and Rev. Mick McHarg, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Rupp, William J.
William J. Rupp - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2006 - William J. Rupp, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Nov. 3, 2006. Mourned by his loving family, his wife, Dorothy Rupp; children, Julie (Frank) Nemick and Mary Lee (Larry) Ervin, all of Pueblo; siblings, Leona Neuburger, Ida (Steve) Stevens and Jay (Dolores) Rupp; grandchildren, Frank P. (Tina Lisa) Nemick III, Laura (Chris) Brown, William J. (Brenda) Nemick, Jeanette (Scott) Baysinger, Eric (Belinda) Ervin, Kirk (Suzanne) Ervin and Craig (Laurie) Ervin; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Rupp; and siblings, Bonnie, Augie, Fritz, Edgar and Ralph Rupp and Marcella Campbell. William was born Sept. 11, 1913, in Schoenchen, Kan. William and Dorothy were married Aug. 3, 1936, in Ellis, Kan., and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He owned and operated Pueblo Aluminum and Brass Foundry for 31 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping and bowling. Member of Christ the King Church and honorary life member of Knights of Columbus. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with the Very Rev. Father Thomas Adrians as celebrant. William's family thanks Villa Pueblo Towers staff and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care they gave him. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. William was a good, honest man and will be missed.

Ruscetti, Angelina
Angelina Ruscetti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Angelina Ruscetti, age 90, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 20, 2002. Survivors are daughters Lucille (Dennis) Foxhoven, Lakewood, Colo., Antoinette (Pete) Deluca, Trinidad, Colo., Gloria (James) Bonato, Greeley, Colo., Belinda (Robert) Christoffersen, Aurora, Colo.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons, Michael Deluca, Peter Deluca, Matthew Foxhoven, Brian Foxhoven, Andrew Christoffersen and Paul Bonato. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Family Seed, Best Western. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ruscetti, Jennie
Jennie Ruscetti - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – March 25, 2004 - Jennie Ruscetti, age 88, passed away on January 2, 2003. She was born on January 11, 1914 in Trinidad, Colorado to Ciro and Carmella (Castellano) Giordano. Jennie was married to Nick Ruscetti on February 22, 1941 at Mt. Carmel Church in Trinidad. She sang in the Mt. Carmel Church choir. She was an accomplished knitter and won awards at the Colorado State Fair for her knitting. She was very devoted to the Blessed Mother which inspired her to pray many rosaries for family and friends. She was an inspiration to all who knew her because of her devout faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nick, son, Frank, brother, Joe, sisters, Marie Passarelli, Victoria Burrescia, Josephine Navarro and nephew, Fr. Ralph Passarelli. She is survived by daughter, Edna (Dick) Dudrick of Pueblo, daughter-in-law Linda Ruscetti of North Carolina, sister, Mary DiGiacomo of Denver, grandchildren, Richard Dudrick II of Pueblo, Dairan N. Dudrick of Wisconsin, Dr. Howard (J'nelle) Ruscetti, Karen Ruscetti, of North Carolina, great grandchild Nicolas Frank Ruscetti including numerous relatives and friends. Visitation for Jennie will be Monday, January 6, 2003 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary service will take place on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. The pallbearers will be Chuck Bonino, Al Mendicello, Lidio Rainaldi, Harold Odorizzi and Rich Dudrick. Honorary pallbearers are John Niccoli, Joe Garbo and Darian Dudrick. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food. Donations can be made to the Trinidad Catholic School in her memory. The family may be contacted at 130 Princeton, Pueblo, Colorado 81005. Arrangements for Jennie Ruscetti are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Rush, Dwight R.
Dwight R. Rush - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1999 - Dwight R. Rush, 93, born March 11, 1906, in Ringold County, Iowa, to Isaac and Jessie (Johnson) Rush, and died Aug. 22, 1999, in Pueblo. Married to Madge E. Combs in Mount Ayr, Iowa, June 26, 1926. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Madge E. Rush- son, Robert D. Rush- grandson, Gary L. Rush- brothers, Clyde, Percy, Lyle and Harvey Rush- and sisters, Ona Miller and Alta Collins. Survived by daughter, Shirley Rocco- son-in-law, Alex Rocco- granddaughters, Susan Rocco-McKeel and Robin Rush- grandson-in-law, Michael McKeel, Parker-grandsons, Alan and Michael Rocco, Pueblo- granddaughter-in-law, Debra Rocco-great-granddaughter, Holly Rocco- great-grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon Rocco-McKeel and Seth and Alex Rocco- sisters, Jessie Tallman and Della Smuck: sister-in-laws, Mildred Eighmy and Lorene Combs. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Retired as a plumber stationary engineer from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, in 1968 after 23 years of service .He was a faithful member and worker of the First Christian Church of Greeley. He spent many happy hours gardening and relaying family history from his phenomenal memory to those many nieces and nephews when they visited. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, Adamson Mortuary, 47th Ave. and 20th St., Greeley .In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 3545 Tamarac Drive, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80237.

Rush, Scott Alan
Scott Alan Rush - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 29, 1991 - Colorado Native, Victim of Bunker Accident, is Eulogized in Pueblo - In a simple ceremony Monday attended by more than 300 friends and family, the ashes of the first Colorado resident to die in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm were placed alongside those of veterans of three other wars. Although the death of Pfc. Scott Alan Rush was the result of an accident, not enemy fire, it was no less painful for members of the family who gathered in the Veterans Court of Honor in Pueblo's Imperial Memorial Gardens to say a last goodbye. "It is the wish of every parent to see their children's dreams come true," the family said in a written statement. "Because of our own mortality, we usually don't live long enough to see this occur. Scott always wanted to be a soldier. His dream came true. He was proud to serve his country. In our grief over his loss, we take comfort in this. We are proud of our son. Our waiting is over now - our son is home," the statement continued. "Our hearts go out for the families of servicemen and women still in the Persian Gulf area. We hope that this conflict is successfully ended and that our servicemen and women come home soon." Rush, who would have been 20 years old next month, was killed Jan. 19 when a sand bag bunker collapsed. He was an explosives expert with the 317th Engineer Battalion, B Company, which was stationed in Germany before being deployed to Saudi Arabia. Flanked by baskets of red and white carnations wrapped in blue ribbons, pictures of a young Scott Rush rested in the front of the chapel next to the square box containing his ashes and a folded American flag. "Scott's untimely passing has brought us face to face with the reality of death," said the Rev. Vern Ellis as he delivered the eulogy. "He gave the ultimate sacrifice in the giving of his own life for us." Fighting to maintain her composure, Rush's sister, Stephanny Anne Rush, read a poem she had been sent by a friend - "Don't grieve for me because I am free. God wanted me now, He set me free." When the crowd gathered outside the chapel at the Court of Honor, an honor guard from Fort Carson spread a flag over the urn as riflemen fired the traditional 21-gun salute and the bugler played the haunting refrain of taps. Jon Rush, Scott's father, silently walked to the marble wall and pulled away the tape to reveal his son's name inscribed on the veteran's roll of honor. Over the weekend, a memorial ceremony for Rush was held in Spring Lake Park, Minn. That state also claims him as its first casualty of the gulf war. He was born in Colorado and attended Pueblo schools until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to Minnesota. He joined the Army in 1989 shortly after graduating from Spring Lake Park High School. Among the mourners Monday were uniformed members of the Crowley County Sheriff's Office, where Rush's stepfather, Jim Fringer, is an undersheriff, and members of the U.S. Postal Service, who were friends of his father. "I didn't know the family. I just came because I know what they are going through," said Vesta Hernes, a Pueblo resident. "I lost my husband in Korea and a son in Vietnam. I hoped I would never live long enough to see another war, but sometimes I guess it's necessary." "I'm afraid he is going to be one of many," said an elderly member of VFW Post 4061 in Canon City. The man, who declined to give his name, nodded towards a group of television cameras recording the funeral service: "I wonder if they will be here when the 10,000th boy comes home this way," he said. Picture caption: Final farewell - Jon Rush and his wife, Elner, right, leave services Monday in Pueblo for Rush's son, Pfc. Scott Alan Rush, the first Colorado resident to die in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. More than 300 friends and family attended Monday's services. Rush was killed when a sand bag bunker collapsed.

Rusher, Harley
Harley Rusher - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2002 - Harley Rusher, 82, from Ordway, died Aug. 30, 2002, at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. He was born on Oct. 17, 1919, in Crowley County, to the union of Dan Rusher and Faye Whitney Rusher. He lived his entire life in the area and graduated from Crowley County High School in 1937. Harley married Alberta Mae McCabe on Sept. 15, 1941, in Syracuse, Kan. He was a lifelong member of Ordway Christian Church. Survived by sons, R. Wayne (Melinda) Rusher, Ordway, Daniel Rusher, and David (Carey) Rusher, both of Crowley; brothers, Dean (Betty) Rusher, Olney Springs, Dale (Juanita) Rusher, Ordway; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, and public visitation from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, both at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Ordway. Graveside services with military honors at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Valley View Cemetery, North of Ordway, with Rev. Don Sniff, officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of choice, either directly or through Griffy Family Funeral Home, Ordway, in charge of arrangements.

Rushton, Leonard C.
Leonard C. Rushton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Leonard C. Rushton, 80, passed away Sept. 2, 2004. Survived by his children, Georgia (John) Gunzenhauser of Denver, Marissa (Lou) Gotta of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Leslie (Charles) Moore of New York, Randy Rushton of Pueblo, and Lance Rushton of Denver; brother, Ed Rushton and family; grandchildren, Ciera, Forrest and Brandon Rushton, Briane Moore and Benjamin Gunzenhauser. Leonard was born to Thurlow and Elsie Rushton on March 18, 1924, in Lorain, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. There will be no viewing. Graveside service, noon Friday, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Reception following the service, 2581 W. Cornell Ave., in Denver. Those who desire may make memorials to Leonard Rushton Resident Contribution Fund at Walsenburg VA Nursing Home through the funeral home.

Rushton, Meisha Shaelea
Meisha Shaelea Rushton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Meisha Shaelea Rushton, 19, of Fowler, formerly of Holly, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in a La Junta hospital. Survived by parents, Curtis D. Rushton, of Holly; Penny (Steven) Grasmick of Fowler; sisters, Natausha Rushton, Fort Collins, Calie Rushton of Holly and Lindsey and Kirsten Grasmick of Fowler; and one brother, Brandon Grasmick of Fowler; grandparents, Edward and Mable Eden of Campo, Colo., and Robert and Betty Grasmick of Las Animas, Colo. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, Fowler Christian Church. Service of Remembrance at 3 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colo. Interment at 4 p.m. at Holly Cemetery. Memorials to "5 Star Group Home'' may be sent in care of Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Rusick, George
George Rusick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2000 - George Rusick, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away April 24, 2000. He is preceded in death by parents, John and Sylvia Rusick; first wife, Mable; brother, Vincent; sister, Josephine Lest; and grandsons, Adam Troy Stiles and Marvin Dynes Jr. George is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Bonnie; son, James (Kathy) Rusick; daughters, Georgia Garrett, Mary (Ken) Humphreys, Sue (Richard) Magee, Iris Clark, Janet Clark and Ardith Ertzbischoff; sister, Mary Egan; brother-in-law, Gilbert (Thelma) Merten; sisters-in-law, Marge Rusick, Grace Barnette, Irene Jaruski, Iva Stanley and Eva (Ray) Balmer; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, three great-great- grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. George served in the Army for four years during WWII. He retired from CF&I after 34 years and was a member of the Eagles No. 145. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed dancing, playing the accordion but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel.

Rusick, Margaret
Margaret Rusick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2003 - Margaret Rusick, 81, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Rusick. Survived by son, John Rusick; special friend, Orlando Sandoval; sister, Anna Mae (Hugh Lee) Klipfel. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Graveside Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Mountain View Cemetery. Officiant, Pastor, Randy Heaton.

Ruskin, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Ruskin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2001 - Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Ruskin, 85, of Pueblo, and many years in Florida, passed away Nov. 22, 2001. Beth was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andy; three brothers; and two grandchildren, Jackie Lamborn and Carrie Ruskin. She is survived by her daughter, Sonja (Vic) Lamborn; son, Jerry (Sophie) Ruskin; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Clara Sutfin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, St. Pius. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rusovick, Glenda Gail
Glenda Gail Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Glenda Gail Rusovick, 40, born Sept. 16, 1963, passed away Aug. 25, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Genevieve Mackey. Survived by her husband, Mark Rusovick; and children, Troy Whitcomb, Toby Whitcomb and Tiffany Mackey. Also survived by her father-and mother-in-law, John and Sharon Rusovick; siblings, Vicki Mraovich, Dianna Holt, Carolyn Cobb, Viola Watkins, Angelina McKissack, Billy Gaines, Russell Mackey, Glenn Mackey, and Kathy McCusker; brother-in-law, Mike (Kathleen) Rusovick; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Glenda enjoyed her pets, NASCAR racing, music, fishing, interior decorating, going to the mountains, Cripple Creek and socializing with family and friends. She was a loving mother and taught everyone how to have a great sense of humor. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rusovick, Helen D.
Helen D. Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1987 - Helen D. Rusovick, Sept. 12, 1987. Wife of Andrew J. Rusovick Mother of Korben R. Kirscht, Lake City, Fla.; Karolyn M. (Joey) Grace and Payton A. Trantham, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Rian J. Grace and daughter of Ila McMeekan, Pueblo. Stepmother of Michelle Lynn Rusovick, Jolene Rae Rusovick, Jennifer Diane Rusovick and Mary Beth Rusovick, all of Pueblo, Survived also by her father-in-law, Andy Rusovick, Pueblo; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and many beloved cousins. Preceded in death by her father, Alex McMeekan. Mrs. Rusovick was self-employed as an accountant. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Pueblo Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, 81002. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the mass. Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Helen D. Rusovick. Also survived by her mother-in-law, Nina Rusovick. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Pueblo Heart Unit, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, 81002. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the Mass.

Rusovick, Marion L.
Marion L. Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1998 - Marion L. Rusovick, 51, passed away Jan. 27, 1998. Predeceased by her husband, Andrew J. Rusovick, in 1996, and niece, Lisa Porado. Survived by her son, Marty Wofford- daughter, Karen (Rob) Rozanski- granddaughter, Kodi Rozanski- brother, Leon Porado- niece, Stephanie Porado- special friend, Louise Dikeman, and her family- four stepchildren- and other relatives and friends. Viewing, noon until 8 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Rusovick, Mary
Mary Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2000 - Mary Rusovick, 85, passed away suddenly June 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, John Rusovick Sr. Survived by her children, Catherine (Louis) Vigna, John Jr. (Sharon) Rusovick and Ted (Pam) Rusovick, of Lenexa, Kan.; grandchildren, Michael (Kathy) Rusovick, of Thornton, Mark (Glenda) Rusovick and Jason Rusovick; and great-granddaughter Tatum Marie Rusovick. Also survived by step-great-grandchildren, Troy Whitcomb, Toby Whitcomb and Tiffany Mackey and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Mary was born July 4, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo. Her love for life was enormous. She was dedicated to her family and friends. She loved to bake and to garden. She was a very generous person and knew no strangers. She is an angel that will be missed by all. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church in her memory. Viewing, Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Parastasis, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at 2121 Morrison Ave. following the interment.

Rusovick, Mary A.
Mary A. Rusovick - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 1987 - Mary A. Rusovick, 1107 Russ, June 3, 1987. Wife of Andy Rusovick. Mother of Julie Marie (Gerald) Bible, Pueblo. Sister of Frank (Marge) Slak, Pueblo. Grandmother of Rick Bible, Steve Bible and Michael Bible of Pueblo; Jim Bible, California; and Kim Skousen, San Bernardino, Calif. Survived also by three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Slak. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mrs., Rusovick was a member of St. Mary Parish. She had been employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. for 27 years prior to retiring from the bolt mill in 1972. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bible, 1909 Beechwood.

Ruspini, Dorothy
Dorothy Ruspini - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - Dorothy Ruspini, 80, passed away Nov. 1, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ruspini; parents, Harvey and Katherine Long; brother, Garland Long; and sister, Velma Long. Dorothy is survived by her companion, Mel Squire, Pueblo; son, Bill Ruspini, Pueblo; his children and grandchildren; nieces and nephews, John (Shonnie) Long, Pueblo, Harvey (Sandie) Long, Riverside, Calif., Myra (Kent) Nicklas, Beryl, Utah, Shirley Morgan, San Diego, Calif.; special friends, Sharon Whitmire and family, Fountain, Colo.; as well as other relatives and friends. Dorothy worked for Mountain Bell, SRDA and the City of Pueblo. Dorothy will be missed for her graciousness, greatness and wisdom in all things, and remembered for her special bond with her sister, Velma. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, at Tenth and Main. Interment, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Ollinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton, CO, 80121. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Dreamweavers, through the funeral home.

Ruspini, Everett
Everett "Russ" Ruspini - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1987 - Everett "Russ" Ruspini, Pueblo, died Aug. 9, 1987. Husband of Dorothy Ruspini; father of Bill (Marion) Ruspini; brother of Norma Ludwig, Pueblo, Jessie Coffey, Denver, and Mary Blackburn, Grand Junction; brother-in-law of Lillian Ruspini, Bennett, Colo., Velma Long, Denver, Barbara Long, Pueblo; also survived by three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Service, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Olinger's Chapel Hill Chapel, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Littleton. Interment, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Ruspini, Marion Elizabeth
Marion Elizabeth Ruspini - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Marion Elizabeth Ruspini, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2000. Preceded in death by parents, George and Elizabeth Goodman; and brothers, Keith and Russell Goodman of Billings, Mont. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Bill Ruspini of Pueblo West, Colo.; son, Russell (Nancy) Ruspini, of Denver; daughter, Deborah Carson, of Kauai, Hawaii; grandchildren, Dustin and Nicole Ruspini, Reagan Cooper and Joseph Cooper III. Also survived by brother, Gerald (Theresa) Goodman, of Billings, Mont. Those who wish may make donations in her name to the American Breast Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo., 81003. Memorial service Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo, Colo. Inurnment Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, 12:30 p.m., Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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