The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

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Russ, Frank Vernon
Frank Vernon Russ - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - Frank Vernon Russ, passed away Nov. 13, 1998, at the age of 79. Survived by Virginia, his beloved wife of 53 years- sons, Richard (JoAnn) Russ- daughters, Norma Gregory and Patty (Fred) Coplen- grandchildren, Jami (David) Bond, Ian and Kyle Russ- great-grandchildren, Alec Bond. Also survived by sisters, Elsie (John) Hallenen, Ann (Frank) Jacklovich, Pauline (John) Vidmar, Dorothy (Charles) Juinta- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Anna Russ- brothers, Paul, Joe and Bobby Russ- sisters, Frances Volk and Jessie Milner. Mr. Russ served with the U.S. Army during World War II. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his Harley Davidson Electraglide Motorcycle. He was also a great lover of music and was very fond of the old steam locomotives. Frank was employed as a street car operator and bus driver for 14 years, then worked as a millright at CF&I for 25 years. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed many outings with his family. He will be greatly missed. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made in Mr. Russ's memory to a charity of donor's choice.

Russ, John
John Russ - Wray Gazette - February 14, 1908 - Shot by Hold-up - Pueblo - In the boldest holdup that ever occurred in this city, John Russ, a young Austrian, was shot dead and six of his countryman routed by a lone highwayman at ten o'clock Sunday night. The holdup, with the fatal results, is rendered all the more tragic by the fact that Russ, after long, hard labor, had just succeeded in laying by sufficient funds to take him back to his young wife and child in the old country and that he had already written them that he would leave for home next week. The affair occurred under the bridge across Santa Fe Street and near the Eiler smelter. The Austrian was returning home from town when the bandit slipped out of the shadow and ordered them, “Hold up your hands!” Instead of complying with his request or rushing upon him, the seven, all of whom are big, stalwart, smelter workers, frightened by the bandit's gun, fled. Seeing that his commands were not obeyed, the man shot-once, some of the Austrians say, five times, others affirm. One of the bullets struck Russ in the back, passing through his heart and killing him instantly. The highwayman escaped.

Russ, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Russ - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Josephine A. Russ was born June 22, 1909, in Pueblo and passed away there April 19, 1987. Mother of Rose M. (Frank) DeSalvo of San Bruno, Calif., Mary E. (Wesley) Saxon of Englewood and Cecilia Russ of Fresno, Calif. Grandmother of Nancy J. (Dwight) Nelson of Tucson, Ariz., and Scott R. (Pamela) Saxon, who serves with the U.S. Army in Laurel, Md. Great-grandmother of Sara J. Russ and Roseann Russ of San Bruno, Calif. Sister of Joe (Mary) Koncilia, John Koncilja, Herbert (Helen) Koncilia, Frances Papas and Rosemarie Terlep, all of Pueblo, and Felix (Anne) Koncilja of Beulah. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Russ, in 1968 and Frank Koncilia, whose wife, Emer, survives. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at St. Mary Church in Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary Church. Viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at St. Mary Church in Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary Church. Viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church only.

Russ, Raymond W.
Raymond W. Russ - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1986 - Raymond W. Russ, longtime resident of Denver, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 1986, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survived by a sister, Elsie McGill, Pueblo, and several cousins, including Frances Mathis, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Anne, and his parents, Joseph and Julia Russ. Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Pueblo, he was a graduate of Colorado University and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a registered professional engineer employed by Denver Design. He was a member of American Council of Consultant Engineers, Rocky Mountain Toastmasters, Friday Morning Breakfast Group and Mother of God Catholic Parish. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Horan-McConaty's Funeral Home, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver. Private family interment.

Russell, Bernice B.
Mrs. Bernice B. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Mrs. Bernice B. Russell passed away Oct. 18, 1987. Survived by her daughters, Ruth M. Johnson, Pueblo, and Charlotte Reach of Longmont; brother, Max (Sally) Bosse, Henderson, Nev.; sister, Jeanette Wilson, Denver; five grandchildren, Cheryl Shephard, Doris Ross, Elaine Reach, Brenda Reach and LeaAnn Watt. Survived also by five great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl A. Russell, on July 28, 1982. Born Sept. 26, 1906 in Wausau, Neb., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she served as director of Christian education for many years; Chapter AU, PEO, having served as state president. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation at the Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating. Those who desire may contribute to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, direct or through the funeral home office.

Russell, Carol G.
Carol G. Russell - Rocky Mountain News - December 31, 1993 - Carol G. Russell, 61, of Northglenn died Dec. 12. Services were Dec. 16 at Highland Mortuary. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Russell was born Dec. 31, 1931, in La Veta. She was an executive secretary at Water Works Sales Co. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Sandoval of Northglenn; two brothers, Jerry Gordon of Salt Lake City and Walter Gordon of Escondido, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Contributions: Children's Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Ave., Denver 80218-1088.

Russell, Carolyn E.
Carolyn E. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1986 - Carolyn E. Russell, late of Pueblo, died Saturday, June 21, 1986. Survived by daughter, Leah (William L.) Hill, Pueblo; sons, Stanley (Ruth) Rogers, Waverly, N.Y., Jerry (Esther) Stiles, Tucson, Ariz., and Robert (Donna) Stiles, Madera, Calif. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one sister, Florence Howell, Burlington, Pa. Born Jan. 26, 1908, in Sayre, Pa.; Pueblo resident since 1949. Member of First Baptist Church, Eagles, Moose Lodges. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Private family services at a later date.

Russell, Evelyn Marie
Evelyn Marie Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2001 - Evelyn Marie Russell, 70, departed this life July 6, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born June 29, 1931, in Chama, Colo., she served as a WAC in the U.S. Army, retired as a secretary/clerk from the former Pueblo Army Depot. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph Catholic churches. She enjoyed cooking, reading and doing crochet. She married Eugene D. Russell Nov. 11, 1952, in Raton, N.M. He precedes her in death; also her mother, Bernadita Sanchez Roybal. Survived by her father, Juan Roybal; children, Gene (Janet) Russell Jr., Pueblo, Connie (Larry) Cortese, Wiley, Colo.; five grandchildren, Tara Cesar, Courtney Russell, Josh, Cheri and Larry Cortese Jr.; special friend and caregiver, Albie Gonzales. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Russell, Harry
Harry Russell – Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1991 – Harry Russell, Dec. 30, 1990. Husband of Myrtle Russell, Pueblo. Father of Owen (Dorisine) Russell, Pueblo, Helen (Gregory) Carpenter, Las Vegas, Nev., Robert E. Russell, Elizabeth City, NC, and Eilene (Al) Cervanyk, Fort Collins, Colo. Brother of Maude (Kenneth) Allen, Great Bend, Kan., John (Lillian) Russell, Valley Center, Kan., and Frank (Phyllis) Russell, Security, Colo. Brother-in-law of Rev. and Mrs. Frank Holmes, Canon City, Colo. Also survived by eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Russell were married Dec. 26, 1939. Mr. Russell was a retired machinist from CF&I Wire Mill/Machine shop and a member of First United Methodist Church. Service, 2 pm Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel conducted by Rev. Claude H. Sullivan Jr., Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Russell, J. B.
Deputy Warden J. B. Russell - Huerfano World - June 13, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Conley Baldwin, who recently escaped from prison in Canon City, and Deputy Warden J.B. Russell, died in a shootout at Mrs. Baldwin's in east La Veta.

Russell, Jesse W.
Jesse W. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1999 - Jesse W. Russell, 61, passed away Sept. 21, 1999, in Pueblo West. Survived by his wife, Kay Simmons-Russell, of the family home; daughters, Peggy Sue (Bernard Normandin) Russell and Diana (John) Zolman; sons, Larry Russell and Darin (Julie) Russell; sister, Marie (Raymond) Walters; brothers, Ted Russell, Floyd (Peggy) Russell and Alvin (Peggy) Russell; uncle, Ted (Alberta) Russell and Jean Russell; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Harper and Ollie Freda Russell. Born May 19, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family may be contacted Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, from 1 until 4:30 p.m. Please call 547-2124 for directions.

Russell, Joanna J.
Joanna J. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2004 - Joanna J. Russell passed away July 8, 2004, in Pueblo. Joanna was born in Philo, Ohio, to Jacob and Bernice Sands on Oct. 20, 1908. She was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church in Las Vegas, N.M., for over 50 years before moving to Pueblo and joining the Central Christian Church. She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star Ransford Chapter No. 2 for 70 years. Joanna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, grandson as well as five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Anna (Harry) Voss of Pueblo; and a daughter-in-law, Marjorie Russell of Houston, Texas. Left to cherish her memory also are six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the staff of the Life Care Center of Pueblo. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - Thursday, July 15, 2004 - Joanna J. Russell. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson. The family asks that contributions in memory of Joanna be made to the Central Christian Church.

Russell, John B.
John B. Russell – Yuma Pioneer – June 20, 1913 – Guard Shoots Convict – Officer Russell Falls Dead as He Shoots – Conley Baldwin, One of the La Veta Band of Bandits, Slays Prison Official to Escape Capture – La Veta, Colo. – Shot through the heart by a bullet from the revolver of Conley Baldwin, escaped convict and member of the notorious Baldwin gang of this district, John B. Russell, night captain of the guards at Canon City penitentiary, before he fell dead, sent two bullets into Baldwin's body. Baldwin died at 8:30 o'clock. The duel occurred at the Baldwin home at dawn. Russell, with Sheriff Harriman of La Veta and Deputies Harriman, R. B. Cutler, Ellis McDonald and Alexander Young, surrounded the Baldwin house and ordered Baldwin to open the door. Receiving no answer, they kicked the door open and Russell and Sheriff Harriman entered. They were met by Juanita Baldwin, Mexican wife of the outlaw, who attempted to stop them. Thrusting her out of the way, they began to search the house. The two rooms of the hovel are joined by an open door concealed behind heavy curtains. Harriman pushed the curtains aside with his rifle and Russell entered. There was a flash in the darkness and Russell's knees sagged for an instant. Then his left arm went around Harriman's shoulders and he pulled the trigger of his revolver twice, firing in the direction of the flash from the bandit's gun. “I guess I'm done for,” Russell said, and fell dead at Harriman's feet. Baldwin staggered out into the light. “For God's sake don't shoot again; you have blown me in two,” he screamed, and fell by the officer's side. Conley is one of four brothers – Conley, Robert, Willard and Harold, who, headed by their father, “Peg Leg” Baldwin, have terrorized Huerfano county for a number of years. The father and four sons were arrested in La Veta in January, 1912, charged with robbing freight cars. Two weeks later the entire family was found guilty and sentenced. Conley Baldwin was working with the road gang when he escaped last summer. According to the 92-year-old grandmother of Conley Baldwin, he has visited La Veta several times, walking through the streets at night in women's clothes. Russell went to Canon City four years ago with Warden Tynan. His home was in Lamar, where he was city marshal. Two months ago he married Miss Anna Cooper of Canon City. They had returned from their honeymoon but a short time ago. Memorial to Fallen Officers – The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: John B. Russell – June 19, 1913 – Night Captain John B. Russell was killed on June 19, 1913, at a cabin on the outskirts of La Veta, Colorado, by escaped convict, Conway Baldwin. Capt. Russell had been sent to La Veta to capture and bring Baldwin back to the penitentiary. In an exchange of gunfire, both the escapee and Captain Russell were killed. Captain Russell had formerly been the marshal at Lamar and was hired by Warden Tynan to assume the important position in Canon City. Warden Tynan said of Russell: "His friendly disposition and clean, manly qualities of heart and mind endeared him to me. He was a fearless and undaunted officer and was unerring in his duty. He was one of my best men." Sadly, only four weeks earlier, Captain Russell married Anna Mary Cooper. She said upon hearing the news of her groom's death, "John and I have been married such a short time and we were so happy together. It does not seem right that this should happen so soon."

Russell, John David Neal
John David Neal Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1999 - John David Neal Russell, 39, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 20, 1999. Born Sept. 27, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Ray Russell. Survived by his mother, Pauline Russell, Pueblo; brother, Brad (Sandy) Russell, Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Rebecca Lee Russell, Pueblo; niece, Johanna Russell, Pueblo; nephews, Kenneth Russell and Sam Russell Arguello, both of Pueblo; and grandmother, Elizabeth Bradley, Pueblo. John enjoyed the mountains, fishing, playing his guitar and the Broncos games. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1727 E. Routt, home of sister, Rebecca.

Russell, Margaret
Margaret Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2003 - Margaret Russell, 87, passed away June 19, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Mary Russell; sister, Esther Russell; brother, Edward Russell; and niece, Joan Russell. Survived by nephew, Bill (Helen) Russell of Celina, Ohio; good friend, Ella A. Schrock; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews. Margaret was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, the last of three children. She attended Bowling Green State College and later Case Westen Reserve University, to pursue her interest in education, mathematics and art. Margaret taught for 30 years in Painesville and Shaker Heights, Ohio. Then she was employed for several years at the Educational Research Council of Greater Cleveland. Upon retirement in 1974, she and Ella Schrock moved to Pueblo West. In 1982, they moved to Presbyterian Towers. Margaret volunteered in the gift shop at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center for several years. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Her cremains will be interred in Bowling Green, Ohio. A special thanks to Dr. Michael Wood and the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, in care of the funeral home.

Russell, P. D.
Dr. P. D. Russell – Brandon News – October 27, 1921 – Dr. P. D. Russell, 50 years old, was found dead in his automobile on the Santa Fe trail, six miles east of Pueblo.  Death was due to apoplexy.  The body was found by a rancher.  Dr. Russell was returning to Pueblo from a call to the St. Charles mesa.  He leaves a widow and one son residing in Los Angeles, Calif.

Russell, Pauline B.
Pauline B. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2001 - Pauline B. Russell, 68, passed away Nov. 2, 2001, after a long battle with kidney disease. Survived by her children, Rebecca (Lorenzo Arguello) Russell of Pueblo and Brad Russell of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Samuel Arguello, Kenneth Russell and Johanna Russell, all of Pueblo; brother, Oscar Hillard (Lize) Bradley Jr. of West Union, Ohio; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Russell; son, John D. Russell; and mother, Elizabeth Bradley. Born May 17, 1933, in Flemingsburg, Ken. Pauline was a paralegal for Pueblo County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed going to the mountains, spending time with her grandchildren and doing volunteer work. Member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., Reverend Larry Sneed officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivett Cemetery in McKenzie, Tenn. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Church of the Nazarene through the funeral home.

Russell, Raymond H.
Raymond H. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1986 - Raymond H. Russell passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, June 25, 1986. Survived by his wife, Ollie F. Russell, of the family home; children, Ted (Marge) Russell, Marie (Raymond) Walters, Floyd (Peggy) Russell, Alvin (Peggy) Russell and Jessie (Orlene) Russell, all of Pueblo; brother, Ted Russell, Pueblo; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Born Oct. 20, 1902, in Iola, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo-area resident, having retired as a farmer and rancher in the Boone area. Member of the Park Hill Assembly of God. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Russell, Richard Glenn
Richard Glenn Russell - Huerfano World - February 21, 1991 - Richard Glenn Russell, 65, of Navajo Ranch died in Denver on Feb. 18, 1991. Survivors include his wife Ethel, five sons, John, Byron, CA; Bruce, Acampo, CA; Curtis, Rogers, AR; Richard, Hemet, CA; and Scott, Rogers, AR; one daughter, Joyce Russell, and numerous grandchildren. Funeral service is today (Thursday) Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in Las Animas. Burial will be in the military cemetery in Ft. Lyons. Horber Griffy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Russell, Roberta M.
Roberta M. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2004 - Roberta M. Russell, 85. Among her survivors, sister, Charlotte (Roy Coffman) Overton of Pueblo West. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Russell, Ronald
Ronald Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2005 - Ronald Russell, 57, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Russell, Shawn D.
Shawn D. Russell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1999 - Shawn D. Russell, 28, passed away Aug. 7, 1999. Services will be held in Beaver, Okla.

Russell, W. H.
W. H. Russell - San Juan Prospector - December 31, 1910 - W. H. Russell, assistant division superintendent of the Rio Grande, received serious injuries, and John C. Smith, a brakeman, was badly hurt near Walsenburg, when a freight train broke in two and the two sections collided. Bayfield Blade - January 5, 1911 - Assistant Superintendent Russell of the Rio Grande died in Pueblo from injuries received in a wreck near Walsenburg.

Russell, Walter Bruce
Walter Bruce Russell – Pueblo Star Journal – February 15, 1961 – Walter Bruce Russell, 604 W. Eighth, died at his apartment Tuesday. Father of Ray H. Russell, Pueblo and Theodore R. Russell, Boone, Colo. Brother of Mrs. Blanche Karnes, Ft. Scott, Kan. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Martha Jane Russell, preceded him in death June 28, 1952. Charter member of the Central Assembly of God Church. Mr. Russell was born in Ft. Scott, Kan., Jan. 25, 1879, moving to the district north of Boone in 1911 where he took out a homestead, residing there until his retirement to Pueblo in 1948. Services Rouch Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. C. F. Ferguson, pastor of his church, officiating. To Mountain View.

Russell-Madrid, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. Russell-Madrid - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2004 - Kenneth R. Russell-Madrid, 16, affectionately known as "Kenny," passed away on March 15, 2004. He was born on May 26, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Kenny enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing, drawing and spending time in the mountains. He is preceded in death by grandmothers, Pauline B. Russell and Rose Villegas-Madrid; great-grandmother, Angela L. Madrid; and uncle, John Russell. Kenny leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Rebecca L. Russell; father, David L. Madrid; stepmother, Loural Madrid; stepfather, Lorenzo Arguello; brother, Samuel Arguello; sister, Johanna P. Russell; stepbrother, Isaac Witte; stepsister, Oleta Witte; grandparents, John and Patricia Madrid; great-grandmother, Hope Villegas; uncles, Brad Russell, Robert (Marie) Trujillo and family; aunt, Nanette Madrid and family, all of Pueblo, Colo. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday; both services at Angelus Funeral Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave., with Pastor Ben Martinez, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CSECU at 1721 U.S. 50 West in Kenny's name.

Russmann, Sonya
Sonya (Henrie) Russmann - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1987 - Sonya (Henrie) Russmann, formerly of Fowler, Jan. 29. McCarthy Almont, Pueblo, and Griffy.

Russo, Joseph
Joseph Russo – Pueblo Star Journal – October 8, 1973 – Joseph Russo died Oct. 7, 1973. Father of Mrs. Mary Jo Alessandro and father-in-law of Joe Alessandro, 2116 E. Orman, with whom he made his home. Grandfather of Anthony Alessandro and Mrs. Diane Ferrell, both of Pueblo. Survived also by four great-grandchildren and by nieces and nephews. Retired employe of the CF&I Steel Corp. rail mill. Member of the Christopher Columbus Lodge of Pueblo and the Retired Men's Club of the USWA CIO 2102. Services St. Frances Xavier Church; Mass of the Resurrection 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Scripture service 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Roselawn.

Rust, Donald E.
Donald E. Rust - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2005 - Donald E. Rust, 86, Ada, Okla., went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Dec.2, 2005. He was the devoted husband of Alice Rust for 63 years. Born in Sayre, Okla., on July 16, 1919 to T.E. and Myrtle Anderson Rust. Don was one of six children. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, Eugene, Harold and Everett, and one sister, Lola. He is survived by his son, Larry Rust and his wife Ruby, Ada, and one grandson, Larry Rust, II of Eugene, Ore. He is survived by his brother, Tom Rust and his wife Carol of Portland, Ore. During his career, Don achieved a Master's Degree in education. He was a teacher, coach, principal, assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. He retired in 1983 after serving Pueblo, Colo. School District #70 in Pueblo, Colo. for 37 years. He will be remembered as an unselfish leader, a great father and grandfather, and friend. The city in which he lived most of his working career benefited greatly from his vision of a consolidated school system, the leadership in Pueblo Beautiful, and the recognition of lifetime achievement by the school system he worked in and loved. He also served as president of the Colorado Education Association, and was founding member of the Educators Credit Union. Don was also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and a 33rd degree Mason. Services for Don will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.7, 2005 at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Okla., with Revs. Carl Hayes and Frank Trent officiating. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery in Ada.

Rustad, Kaare F.
Kaare F. Rustad - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 18, 1997 - Kaare F. Rustad, 67, died Sept. 8, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was retired. Private inurnment will be held in Woodland Park. Direct Services in Albuquerque handled cremation. Mr. Rustad was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Bergen, Norway, to Alf and Elisabeth Rustad. He is survived by a son, Alf B. of Denver; a daughter, Randi V. Clark of Denver; a brother, Bernhard of Bergen; two sisters, Anne Marie Thomassen of Bergen and Elisabeth Damkjaer of Canada; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elisabeth Rustad-Small. Mr. Rustad had lived in Colorado Springs from 1989 to 1994, previously living in Pueblo and Bergen. Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospital of Albuquerque, 2211 Loomis Blvd., Albuquerque, N.M. 87106.

Rutar, Zella M.
Zella M. Rutar – Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1990 - Zella M. Rutar, 89, Belle Flower, CA, formerly of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11, 1990. Survived by her children Frank Rutar, Long Beach, CA, Zella Mae McWilliams, Lakewood, CA, and Dorothy (Ed) Liptak, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son Louis Rutar; and great-grandchild Jennifer Liptak. Service Tuesday, Jan. 16, White's Funeral Home.

Ruth, Beverly
Beverly Ruth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2005 - Beverly Ruth, 72, passed away on June 10, 2005 in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her children, Bradley (Debra) Kinney, Pueblo; and Kristi Kinney, Poulsbo, WA; step-children, Stephen (Vickie) Ruth, Columbus, OH, and Larry Ruth, Grand Junction; brother, Gary (Debbie) Newton, Pueblo; sister, Cherie Hefty, Pueblo. Also survived by 2 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Beverly is preceded in death by her two husbands, Thomas W. Kinney and Charles N. Ruth. Born in Julesburg, Colo. on November 2, 1932, to Neal and Evelyn Newton. Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave. with the Rev. Earleen Cornell, officiating.

Ruth, Ernest A.
Ernst A. Ruth – Huerfano World – September 12, 1963 - Former Banker Here Dies in New Mexico - Ernst A. Ruth, 85, a former banker in Walsenburg, died last Saturday in a Santa Fe, N.M., hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday in Santa Fe. Born in Germany in 1878, Mr. Ruth came to the United States in 1896 and went into the banking business. He first established the Minnequa National Bank in Pueblo in 1920. The following year, he opened the First National Bank in Walsenburg. He left here in 1906 to set up the National Bank of New Mexico in Raton. Mr. Ruth was also connected with banking institutions in Pittsburgh, Pa., for more than 20 years before returning to New Mexico to retire.

Rutledge, Dorene
Dorene (Welty) Rutledge - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 15, 2009 - Dorene (Welty) Rutledge was born in Anderson, Missouri on August 25, 1929 to John and Berta Welty. She was one of seven children. She died peacefully in her sleep on April 12, 2009 at home with her family and Odyseey Hospice caring for her. She married Russell Rutledge on November 7, 1953. They spent most of their married life on T-Cross Ranch in Pueblo, Colorado. They were married 50 years before his death in 2003. Their family was blessed with three sons, Michael (Pam), Tim and Terry (Dawn). They had three grandchildren, Summer, Heith and Graeson and one great-grandson, Chase. Dorene was a rancher's wife. She kept the coffee on through the winter storms when the men were out delivering calves and she helped drive trucks when they were putting up hay. She could tell stories about trials they endured and have everyone laughing before the end. Dorene is survived by her sister, Virginia; her sons; life-long friend, Elsie Masters and numerous extended family members. Viewing will be Thursday, April 16th, from 9-10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. Both services will be at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. Hwy 85/87, Fountain, CO.

Rutledge, Russell Leon
Russell (Russ) Leon Rutledge - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2003 - Russell (Russ) Leon Rutledge, born Oct. 7, 1927, passed away Nov. 23, 2003. A Colorado Springs/Pueblo area resident from 1929 to 2003. He was the manager of T-Cross Ranches, Pueblo. Survived by wife, Dorene Rutledge, three sons: Michael, Tim and Terry Rutledge. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at the Dove-Witt Family Mortuary Chapel, followed by service at 11 a.m., at the Dove-Witt Family Mortuary Chapel, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, Colo.

Rutz, Harold E.
Harold E. Rutz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Age 75, of Pueblo West, passed away March 24, 2002. Harold is survived by his wife of 54 years, Viola; daughter, Vicki (Alan) Colavito; grandchildren, Joshua and James Whittle; great-grandchild, Gaige Whittle; and sister, Leona Edmunds. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, with the Rev. James Strader officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Pueblo Shrine Club Transportation Fund, in memory of Mr. Rutz, through the funeral home office.

Ruybal, Danny
Pfc. Danny Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1970 - U.S. army Pfc. Danny Ruybal. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mass of Resurrection 9 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Graveside military honors at Roselawn.

Ruybal, Dean
Dean Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Dean Ruybal, 71, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 21, 1999, at Parkview Hospital. A Pueblo resident for the last 50 years, Mr. Ruybal was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Sanford. He married Ruth Valdez in Capulin, Dec. 18, 1946. Mr. Ruybal is a retired forklift operator from the Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan Cirilo and Jesusita (Martinez) Ruybal- son, Larry Ruybal- also two brothers and two sisters. Survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Ruybal- two sons, Luis (Addie Garcia) Ruybal, Leonard (Linda) Ruybal- two brothers, Dale and Lee Ruybal- nine grandchildren- 22 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Visitation, today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m.. Vigil service, 7 p.m., Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. David L. Ricken celebrant. Interment, Imperial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Ruybal, Leroy
Leroy Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2001 - Age 64, formerly of Antonito, departed this life Aug. 21, 2001. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Trevino Mortuary of Denver.

Ruybal, Rosario
Rosario "Rosarito" Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1986 - Rosario "Rosarito" Ruybal of 1212 E. Second, born March 30, 1904, in San Antonio, Colo., died Sept. 24, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a long illness. Lived in Alamosa most of her life except for the past 14 years, during which she lived in Pueblo. Survived by five sons, Baloise (Christina) Ruybal, Austin, Texas, Arthur (Viola) Ruybal and Eugene (Beverly) Ruybal of Denver, Leroy (Martha) Ruybal of Alamosa, Anthony (Bobbi) Ruybal, Aurora; four daughters, Pauline (Pedro) Garcia of Pueblo, Loyola (Pete) DeGuzman of Chicago, Irene (James) Jennings of Aurora and Beverly (Shelly) Bloedorn of Valencia, Calif.; 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Ruybal, in June 1972, and infant son, Ronnie, in 1946. She and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1970. Member of Alamosa First Presbyterian Church; attended El Mesias Methodist Church in Pueblo. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Alamosa First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Elias Martinez of El Mesias Methodist Church in Pueblo presiding. Interment at Alamosa Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1211 E. First in Pueblo and at 1012 Edison Ave. in Alamosa.

Ruybal, Ruth T.
Ruth T. Ruybal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2001 - Ruth T. Ruybal, 75, a homemaker, departed this life Nov. 6, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born May 26, 1926, in Center, Colo., she loved to be Nana to her grandchildren. Mrs. Ruybal married Dearn Ruybal Sr., Dec. 18, 1946, in Capulin. He precedes her in death. Also her parents, Luis and Jesusita (Lovato) Valdez; a son, Larry Dean Ruybal; four brothers and a sister. She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Luis (Addie) Ruybal, Leonard (Linda) Ruybal; two sisters, Antonia Valdez, Connie Ruybal; a brother, Lucas (Teddie) Valdez; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends to include Eliza Espinoza. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Ben Bacino celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Ruybalid, Evangeline
Evangeline "Eve" Ruybalid - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2003 - Evangeline "Eve" Ruybalid, born Jan. 26, 1926, passed away July 1, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Phil E. Ruybalid. Survived by her children, Philip Ruybalid, Ernest (Sarah) Ruybalid, Yvette Ruybalid (Alex Davila Jr.), Theresa (Shag) Larson, Barbara (Vince) Sapeda, Shelley (Anthony) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Vincent, Vanessa and Veronica Sapeda, Mark, Joey and Sarah Ruybalid, Janet Rodriguez, Reyes and Eva Rivera and Jessica Larson; sisters, Rose Martinez, Minnie (Albert) Sandoval; and brother, Ernie (Mari) Romero. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ruybalid, Jesus
Jesus (Jess) Ruybalid - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Jesus (Jess) Ruybalid, formerly of Pueblo, departed this life Tuesday, April 1, 1986, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Rosita Ruybalid; sister, Irene Marmolejo; brothers, Sam Ruybalid Jr. and Paul Ruybalid. Survivors include his wife, Rosabelle Ruybalid of the family home; daughter, Mona (Ron) Martinez, Colorado Springs; sisters, Rose Perea, Security; and Alty Sanchez, Pueblo; brothers, Victor Ruybalid, Santa Fe, N.M.; Eddie Ruybalid, Security; Phil, Louis, and Luciano Ruybalid, all of Pueblo. Survived also by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held in Colorado Springs. Friends may call at the home of sister, Alty Sanchez, 1042 E. Abriendo.

Ruyball, Ida
Ida Ruyball - World Independent - June 30, 1936 - Ida Ruyball Died at Tioga Monday. Ida Ruyball, 24, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Ruyball at Tioga, yesterday. Interment will be in the Tioga cemetery this afternoon and Furphy Brothers of Walsenburg will be in charge.

Ruzanski, Carl E.
Carl E. Ruzanski - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Carl E. Ruzanski, 67, passed away Feb. 22, 1999. Survived by his loving wife, Frankie Lou Ruzanski of the family home- children, Carla (Steve) Gradisar, Debbie (Bruce) Watts and Sandy (Peter) Beizaee- sister, Gladys (Forrest) Booker, all of Pueblo- seven grandchildren, Jeff Bummer" Sutherland, Amber Watts, Alesha Watts, Matthew Beizaee, Andy Dude" Watts, Karlee Gradisar and Tyler Gradisar- numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Thelma Ruzanski- and brother, George Ruzanski. Born March 10, 1931, in Walsenburg, Colo. Carl served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. We worked in the Wire Mill at CF&I and retired after 42 years of service. He was an avid sports fan and loved his grandchildren dearly. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. John McPhail officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Following the interment, the family will greet friends at 1317 Constitution. Those who desire may make memorials to Ben Franklin Elementary School through the funeral home.

Ruzanski, George Emil
George Emil Ruzanski - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1998 - George Emil Ruzanski, age 69,passed away July 15, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Thelma Ruzanski. Survived by his wife, Willdra A. Ruzanski- children, Wanda (Larry) Dietrich of Lincoln, Neb., Vanette Sudsy" (Bryan) Benesch of Penrose, Colo., George W. (Toni) Ruzanski of Hope Mills, N.C., Scott Ruzanski of Pueblo and Kirk (Melinda) Ruzanski of Westcliffe, Colo.- grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sallie Dietrich, Garrett and Clayton Walker Benesch, Taron Ruzanski, and Kody and Kylie Ruzanski- his brother, Karl (Frankie Lou) Ruzanski- and sister, Gladys (Forrest) Booker, both of Pueblo- as well as by numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Ruzanski served in the U.S. Navy and retired from CF&I Steel. He was a member of the Southern Colorado Horsemen's Association, was a youth recreational basketball coach and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was also involved in ranching. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at the Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. Viewing hours are 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 1300 Lane 30 today.

Ruzanski, Josephine
Josephine Ruzanski - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1999 - Josephine Ruzanski, 91, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 10, 1999. Born on March 19, 1908, in Bedito, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ruzanski; her two sons, Raymond and Joe O. Garcia. Also her parents, Jose Encarnacion and Marina Montoya. Survived by her daughters, Sally Sandoval, Pueblo, Frances Stammen, La Veta; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, celebrant. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - September 16, 1999 - Josephine Ruzanski, 91, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 10, 1999. Born Mar. 19, 1908 in Badito to the late Jose Encarnacion and Marina Martinez, she is survived by two daughters, Sally Sandoval, Pueblo and Frances Stammen, La Veta; a sister, Emilia Garbiso, Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Ryals, Russell H.
Russell H. Ryals - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2003 - Russell H. Ryals, born March 27, 1931, passed away July 21, 2003. Survived by wife, Margaret "Polly" Ryals; sister, Elizabeth Ryals, Mississippi; nephew, Ron (AJ) Newman; great-niece, Gina (Scott) Lane; great-nephew, Chip (Racquel) Newman; great-great-nieces, Victoria and Alexsondria Lane; nephews, Jerome and Keith Ryals, Georgia. Predeceased by parents, Wallace and Hortence Ryals; and brother, Weyman Ryals. Russell retired from CF&I. He was a member of the Masons South Lodge No. 31, Pueblo Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star and Westminster Presbyterian Church. At his request, cremation with no service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Ryan, Arthur James
Arthur James Ryan - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - Arthur James Ryan, 87, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 21, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center where he had been in residence the past three years. Born Feb. 21, 1907, in Pryor, he lived in Massachusetts for 40 years. He was a World War 11 veteran and a member of the VFW in Colorado Springs. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in New' Hampshire. Survivors include a son, Bruce James Ryan; a sister, Ruth Hayden, Burlingame, CA; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church Friday. Graveside service was by VFW Post #2643. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Ryan, Bertha Blanche
Bertha Blanche Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1987 - Bertha Blanche Ryan, 61, passed away on March 19, 1987. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her husband, James L. Ryan; her mother, Amy Allsworth of La Junta; three children, Becky C. (Preston) Parrish of California, Connie M. (Mike) Lundy of Pueblo and James M. Ryan of Denver; sisters, Hattie (Ross) Allsworth and Grace (Harold) Scofield; and one brother, Ervin (Anna) McGlothlin. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Pricilla Parrish, Nicole Marie Parrish, Ashley Parrish, and Jesse Lundy. Mrs. Ryan was born in Colorado. She moved from La Junta in 1948 and resided in Pueblo for the past 40 years. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Monday, March 23, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Ryan, Bertha Lena
Bertha Lena (Relph) Ryan - Pueblo Newspaper - July 1991 - Bertha L. Ryan, 80, Pueblo resident since 1929, passed away unexpectedly in Denver, July 12, 1991. Her memberships include Pueblo Mennonite Church, WMSC, Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, National Association of Retired Railway Employees Auxiliary, Pueblo Irish Club and the Over 40 Club. She is survived by her four children Marna(Kent) Reed, Pueblo, James L. (Betty) Ryan, Pueblo, Irene M. (James) Weeks, Salida, Velma L. (Bill) Yoder-McCormick, Thornton; two brothers and two sisters, Grace (Ken) Bradbury, Pueblo, Elmer "Doc" (Christine) Relph, McCook, Neb., Bessie Clayton, Hasty, Colo., Archie (Mona) Relph, Pueblo; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; many friends, including one special friend, Ted Icabone. She is preceded in death by her husband, Orie Lee Ryan in 1976, one daughter, F. Darlene Singer in 1989, three sister and four brothers. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 1991, at 10 a.m. at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Rev. Gregory Sulat officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Pueblo Mennonite Women's Sewing Club either direct or through the funeral home office. Friends and family will be received at 4203 Goodnight.

Ryan, Blanche I.
Blanche I. Ryan – Pueblo Chieftain – February 14, 1995 – Blanche I. Ryan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ryan, Doris A.
Doris A. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2002 - Doris A. Ryan, 78, passed away Oct. 17, 2002. Survived by her son, Stan W. (Jane) Ryan; grandchildren, Cory, Sean and Shannon Ryan, all of Littleton, Colo.; and sister, Opal Sickels of Boulder, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. Ryan. Doris was born July 12, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo. Member of First United Methodist Church. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3 p.m. today, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Pastor Rick Calhoun officiating.

Ryan, Douglas
Douglas Ryan - Huerfano World - February 10, 1994 - Douglas Ryan, 94, of Walsenburg, died in Huerfano Medical Center Feb. 3, 1994. He had lived at 220 Russell Street since October, 1993. As one of 12 brothers and sisters, all preceding him in death, he was born July 8, 1899, to Logan and Anna Bell Hock Ryan. His childhood years, spent in Manzanola and Burlington, were followed by service in the US Navy from 1919 to 1922 in the Orient. He married Laura Ethel Pelley in Lake George Jan. 27, 1923. A machinist by trade he worked for many years for the Colorado State Highway Department. He and his youngest brother, Pat, operated a mechanical service garage in Parker. He also worked for the Colorado State Reformatory in Buena Vista for 11 1/2 years, retiring in 1967 then retiring again in 1971 from the Sangre de Cristo REA. Following retirements he and his wife settled in Canon City, living there for 18 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, receiving his 50-year pin from the Mount Princeton Lodge #49 AF&AM. Survivors include one daughter, Marjie Stroh, Walsenburg;, one son, Michael, Eatontown, NJ; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held from the United Church in Walsenburg Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Cremation.

Ryan, Edith F.
Edith F. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1986 - Mrs. Edith F. Ryan passed away at a local nursing home April 29, 1986. Survived by her sister, Mrs. Mae (Howard) Butler, Pueblo, and brother, William H. McCoy, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Also survived by a niece, Mrs. Marilyn Jean (William A., M.D.) Schneider, Cherry Hills, Colo., and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband, William F. Ryan, in 1970. Member of First Baptist Church; Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star; and Chapter F, PEO. She was a teacher in School District 60 for many years, one of which she was awarded the outstanding teacher of the year. She retired in 1965. She was born on April 24, 1900, near Tecumseh, Neb. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. David E. Horton officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, direct or through the funeral home office.

Ryan, Emma Viola
Emma Viola Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1986 - Emma Viola Ryan passed away Nov. 18, 1986, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her husband, Cornelius "Connie" M. Ryan of Las Cruces, N.M.; and two daughters, Susan (Bob) Langdon of Albuquerque and Patricia M. Ryan of Las Cruces; one granddaughter, Jennifer Langdon of Albuquerque; one sister, Evelyn (Pete) Cornish of Pueblo; two brothers, Patrick J. (June) McCarney of Iowa City, Iowa, Leo (Evelyn) McCarney of Hazel Crest, HI.; her mother-in-law, Cora Vivian Griffin of Pueblo. She is survived also by her nephews, Denis Cornish of Las Cruces and John (Debbie) Cornish of Alamosa; her nieces, Sharon Earl and Heather of Albuquerque; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ryan was born March 15, 1930, in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. "... Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you... I loved you so — 'twas heaven here with you." (Emma)

Ryan, Ethel
Ethel Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1998 - Ethel Ryan of Walsenburg. Service arrangements through Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City. Local cremation through Sangre de Cristo Crematory in Canon City. A will be held at a later date.

Ryan, Franklin John I
Franklin John Ryan I - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1997 - Franklin John Ryan I, 64, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 1997. Survived by his wife, Anita Ryan-sons, Frank (Gwenn) Ryan II, Bill Ryan, Charles (C.J.) Ryan, Paul Ryan- daughter, Sharon (Barry) Agnes- grandchildren, Billy Ryan, Franklin Ryan III, Erica Ryan, Christie Ryan, Matthew Ryan, Tyler Ryan, Johnathan and Cameron Hathaway- brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Beckman, Mr. Robert Ryan, Mr. William Ryan, Mr. Jerome Ryan, Mrs. Judith Russell, Mrs. Jane Gjerdingen. He was a decorated war veteran and a member of Christ the King Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Mr. Ryan is formerly of Millville, Minn.

Ryan, James L.
James L. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2002 - James L. Ryan, age 72, passed away Thursday, May 30, at the Veterans Nursing Home in Florence. He was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Pueblo to Orie L. and Bertha L. (Relph) Ryan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha (McGlothlin), in 1987; and by his son, Jimmy, in 1996. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea as an engineer, in 1954 he married Bertha McGlothlin and made his home in Pueblo. He retired as an engineer from the C&W Railroad in 1990. He managed his own business, Pueblo Divers Supply, until two years ago and was instructor for many scuba diving enthusiasts and was a leader in the Gypsy Divers C1ub. Survivors include two daughters, Becky (Jim) Calvin of Stockton, Calif., and Connie Lundy of Pueblo; five grandchildren, Priscilla, Nicole, Ashley and Preston Parrish of California and Jesse Lundy of Pueblo; as well as two sisters, Irene (James) Weeks of Pueblo and Velma (Bill) McCormack of Salida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing from noon until 5 p.m. today, June 2, and from 8 until 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at Imperial Funeral Home. Services will be held at Imperial Memorial Chapel at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 3, with Rev. Wayne Ward of Broadway Christian Church officiating, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ryan, John (Daughter of)
Daughter of John Ryan - Yampa Leader - June 10, 1905 - The six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan of Pryor, Huerfano County, set her dress on fire while working at the kitchen stove on the 29th ult., and was so badly burned that she died next day.

Ryan, Kay
Rev. Kay Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Rev. Kay Ryan died April 1, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver. Born July 7, 1937, in Rocky Ford to Millard and Hazel Ritchie Ryan. Following high school, she graduated from college and taught school in Denver and then taught in military schools in Japan and France before accepting a special ed teaching position in Santa Fe, N.M., for a time before being called to the priesthood. Following her ordination in 1970 at St. Philip's in Tucson, Ariz., she returned to Colorado and became the state's first ordained woman Episcopal priest. She served as pastor for St John's in the Wilderness Cathedral in Denver. In 1981 she became assistant rector of St. Barnabas in Denver and became part of Bishop Frey's household community in the inner city. Ryan served St Andrew's from January 1994 until May 1, 1998, when illness forced her to retire. She is survived by a brother, Jim Ryan, and sister, Peg Coulon, and their families. Memorial services for Rev. Kay Ryan will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in La Junta. Private interment services will be held at a future date.

Ryan, Mary
Mary Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Mary Ryan, 82, passed away Jan. 30, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by her children, Dr. John (Nancy) Ryan of Pueblo, Pat (Art) Hall and David (Pam) Ryan, both of Southern California; grandchildren, Kristi (Jacques) Lilavois of Southern California, Erica Ryan of New York, N.Y., Megan Ryan of Southern California, Devon Ryan of Pueblo and Jennifer Ryan of Southern California. Preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Ryan in 1987; and brother, Joe Sagat. Mary was born to John and Anna Sagat on Aug. 3, 1923, in Racine, Wis. She lived at the Azteca Apartments for more than 18 years. She was an avid reader and looked forward to Meals on Wheels and ice skating on TV. She was a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Private service in Claremont, Calif. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, through Montgomery & Steward.

Ryan, Orie L.
Orie L. Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1976 - Orie L. Ryan of 4203 Goodnight, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, Oct. 2. He was the husband of Mrs. Bertha L. Ryan of the family home and father of Mrs. Marna Reed and James Ryan, both of Pueblo, Mrs. Irene Clennin, Rye, Mrs. Velma Yoder, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mrs. Darlene Williams of Pueblo. He was the brother of Robert Erbe, Eureka, Calif., Mrs. Alice Ruff and Mrs. Minnie Hellwig, both of Pueblo, and Rex Ryan of Seattle, Wash. He also had 23 grandchildren. Mr. Ryan's family belongs to the Mennonite church. He was an engineer on the C & W Railroad from 1941 until he retired in 1965. He belonged to the UTU Union and the Fin and Feather Club. He had been a resident of Pueblo since 1929. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Morris T. Coggin, pastor of the Rye Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ryan, Thomas
Thomas Ryan - Westland News - May 14, 1920 - With a few hard crumbs of bread gripped in his hand, Thomas Ryan, 35 years old, a well-known homesteader of the Five Pines mesa, seven miles south of Yampa, was found lying dead on the floor of his cabin by a neighbor. Coroner William H. Bashor of Routt county, after investigating the case, declared that Ryan died from starvation and cold in the recent blizzard. Bashor believed that he had been dead about three weeks.

Ryan, William
William “Bill” Ryan - Pueblo Chieftain – July 06, 2004 - William “Bill” Ryan was born July 22, 1925, in Waco, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma City, Okla. Bill served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during World War II for four years. Bill and his brother, Eddie, co-owned Western Auto in Pueblo for many years. After a short stay in California, he returned permanently to Pueblo in 1967 and was in car sales until his retirement. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather and a loyal friend. Bill graced our lives with his sense of humor, his ever-present smile and laughter, and his “never met a stranger” personality. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched with his generous heart and big bear hugs. Bill enjoyed riding and owning cutting horses. He was a true cowboy at heart. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol I. Ryan; daughter, Catherine A. Ryan; brother, Edward (Ann) Ryan; sister, Ruth C. Fimple, all of Pueblo; brother, Pat (Toddy) Ryan of Oklahoma City; stepdaughters, Kimberly Koch and Kathy Constantino; grandson, Kyler Koch; and granddaughter, Kasey Constantino. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was a very devoted friend of Bill W. for 21 years and was a member of Eagle's Lodge No. 145. Cremation with a memorial service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Zoo or to the charity of your choice.

Rydberg, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Rydberg - Las Cruces Sun-News - May 11, 2005 - Las Cruces, NM - Ruth M. Rydberg, age 84, transitioned from this life to a healthy, pain free life on Sunday, May 8, 2005. She was born February 14, 1921 in Trinidad, Colorado to Walther and Olla Mae Smith Larson. Ruth spent her working years as an educator. She taught in the school systems in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Survivors include one son, Jim Rydberg and wife Barbara of Gig Harbor, Washington; one daughter, Patricia Lindsey and husband Roy of Las Cruces; one sister, Virginia Wright of Sequim, Washington. Other survivors include four grandchildren, John Schutte, Charles Lindsey and wife Julie, Sidney Rydberg and Lukas Rydberg; one great granddaughter, Skye and she was also awaiting the arrival of a new great grandchild due the latter part of this month. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles O. Rydberg; one son, James Gray Newton. At Mrs. Rydberg's request cremation will take place and no services are planned. Donations may be made in memory of Ruth Rydberg to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005 or to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Division Inc., Community Organization, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016/ Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory. 527-2222

Ryder, Sam
Sam Ryder - Huerfano World - December 3, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Sam Ryder was run over by an empty trip of cars in the Walsen mines last Wednesday and instantly killed.

Ryskamp, Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann Ryskamp - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home Idaho Falls, Idaho Carrie Ann Ryskamp, 43, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died of cancer on March 23,1999, at Columbia Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. She was born on Nov. 24, 1955, in Pueblo, to Darden W. and Naomi "Nancy" R. Lilly. She graduated from South High School in Pueblo in 1974, and then attended the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Southern Colorado. She earned a nursing diploma from the Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing at Amarillo, Texas, in 1980 and a B.S. degree in nursing from West Texas State University in 1981. On March 19, 1983, she married John Michael Ryskamp in an outdoor ceremony near Driggs, Idaho. They have a son, Daniel Aaron Ryskamp, 12. Other survivors include her parents- brother, Carl W. (Louise) Lilly, Westminster- sisters, Carolyn R. (Michael) Griggs, Canon City, and Bonita D. (Donald) Gross, Millington, Tenn. - and brother, Bruce W. Lilly, Denver. Carrie had a great faith in Christ. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Idaho Falls and recently joined the Shilo Foursquare Church of Idaho Falls. She also participated in several Bible studies. She worked as a nurse in labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care at hospitals in Idaho Falls since 1981. She taught neonatal care classes at CEIRMC and taught nursing classes at Eastern Idaho Technical College. She had a great love for the outdoors and participated in many wilderness adventures, including a trek to Mount Everest base camp. Carrie was a very loving and caring person and will be missed but not forgotten. A will beheld at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Shilo Foursquare Church at 502 2ndSt., Idaho Falls

Ryun, A. Marie
A. Marie Ryun - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 12, 2008 - Marie Ryun, 89, passed away Saturday March 8, 2008, in Ogden, UT. She was born on November 26, 1918 in Denver, CO to Isaac and Iva Pearl Dobbs. She attended public schools in Denver and Pueblo. She married Charles G. Carr in 1940. They were later divorced. She married Dean E. Ryun in 1954, he preceded her in death. Marie was the accounting and insurance clerk at AMI Industries for thirty-two years before her retirement. She is survived by her son Chuck (Kathy) Carr, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren. At her request, a cremation, without services are under the direction of Aaron's Mortuary & Crematory, 1600 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to the Pikes Peak Humane Society.

Ryver, Hazel
Hazel Ryver - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1997 - Hazel Ryver, age 96, passed away Sept. 28, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, David Ryver, in 1975. Survived by her children, Clarie Cicerelli and David (Charliene) Ryver, both of Pueblo- her grandson, Grant Cicerelli of Pueblo and her great-grandson, Heath Cicerelli of Pueblo- as well as by numerous nieces and nephews in Idaho. , 2 p.m. Wednesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing hours, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

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