The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Saavedra, Rafael M.
Rafael M. Saavedra - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - Rafael M. Saavedra, age 53 years, died at a local hospital May 12th. Body at United-Davis-Vories.

Saballo, Louis
Louis Saballo – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Louis Saballo is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Louis Saballo: Mexican, age 20, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Sabatini, Anthony
Anthony (Tony) Sabatini - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2005 - Anthony (Tony) Sabatini, born in Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 21, 2005. Tony was a longtime (54 years) resident of Lakewood, Colo. He retired after serving as the Director of the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners, with 42 years of service. He worked to maximize the use of State Trust Lands and personally knew the ranchers, farmers, and private landowners throughout the State. Tony's passion was family, sustainable growth for the City of Lakewood, and Colorado's outdoor parks, trails and open space resources. He and others founded the Jefferson County Open Space program, passed a sales tax initiative and directed the efforts of the Commission for 27 years. He served as chairman and contributing member of the organization. After 20 years of creative and dedicated service on the Lakewood Planning Commission, the City created the Tony Sabatini Citizenship Award for exemplary community service. The award resides in the City Council chambers. The National Recreation and Park Association named Tony the "Father of Recreation" for outstanding service to the conservation movement. Tony was recognized by the American Planning Association and the Colorado Chapter of the Organization as the preeminent Citizen Planner of the Year. Having served many years, Tony was recently named Board Member Emeritus to the Colorado State Employees Credit Union Board. Tony is a graduate of the University of Denver and attended DU Law School. Tony's wife, Elsie Evelina (Eva) Hedenskog, predeceased him in 2003. His sister, Serena Sabatini Fraterelli, predeceased him in 2000. His half-brother, Severino (Sam) Sabatini passed many years ago. He is survived by son, Mark Carl Sabatini of Frisco, Colo.; daughter, Elisa Carole Sabatini of San Diego, Calif.; brother-in-law, Eno Fraterelli of Pueblo, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Johannah Elizabeth "Betty" Hedenskog of Ca–on City, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Jeffco Open Space Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Building A, Suite 100, Arvada, CO 80003 or World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, Pueblo, Colo.

Sabatini, Elsie Evalina
Elsie Evalina "Eva" Sabatini - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2003 - Elsie Evalina "Eva" Sabatini , born in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 8, 2003. Eva was a longtime (54 years) resident of Lakewood, Colo. She graduated from the University of Denver, and taught school at Somerlid, Thatcher and Fountain elementary schools. She concluded her career as an instructor/placement counselor in the education department of Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colo. She was an active, long-term member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She is survived by her husband, Anthony "Tony"; son, Mark Carl of Frisco, Colo.; daughter, Elisa Carole of San Diego, Calif.; and sister, Johannah Elizabeth "Betty" Hedenskog of Canon City, Colo. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Southern Colorado Community Foundation in the name of Eva Sabatini, c/o Don Banner, 601 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO, 81003. A private family service will be held.

Sabec, Amelia R.
Amelia R. Sabec - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1999 - Amelia R. Sabec, 84, passed away Aug. 11, 1999. Survived by children, Joan (Cecil) Wilcher, Sherman, Texas, and Rudy A. (Janet) Sabec, Englewood. Also survived by five grandchildren, sisters, Jennie Marich, Pueblo, Pauline Borich, Salt Lake City, Utah- and brother, George Marich, Sarasota, Fla. Mrs. Sabec was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Sabec- two brothers- and one sister. She was a member of the SNPJ Lodge. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sabec, John C. Jr.
John C. Sabec Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1997 John C. Sabec Jr. passed away July 15, 1997. Survived by his wife, Ruthann Sabec, of the family home- parents, John C. and Emily Sabec, Pueblo- children, John (Rochelle) Sabec, Hugo, Colo., and Katharine (Tom) Nicholls, Pueblo- stepchildren, Todd and Brad Dotson, both of Pueblo- sister, Karolyn (Jim) Christensen, Pueblo- father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Pauline Asbury, Pueblo- grandchildren, Kirby, Hannah and Devin Sabec and Tyler Nicholls- as well as his nephew, Chris Christensen. Born July 21, 1942, in Walsenburg, Colo. He taught science at Rocky Ford Middle School for many years and more recently was a job coach for the Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities. At his request, there will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Rev. Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home.

Sabel, Arnold
Arnold Sabel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2003 - Arnold Sabel, 68, passed away March 26, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sophie. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joanne; children, Stephen (Sharon) Sabel of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Julie Sabel of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Delaney and Austin of Kalamazoo, Mich.; brother, Herman (Theresa) Sabel of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Becky (Lenny) Liblick of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003, at B'nai Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in Arnold's memory to the American Cancer Society.

Sabin, Robert R.
Robert R. "Bud" Sabin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1998 - Robert R. "Bud" Sabin, of La Junta, died Oct. 26, in La Junta. Vigil services, 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Thomas Hinni, CM, officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Jean Anne of the La Junta home- son, Robert (Kathy) Sabin of Roswell, N.M.- daughter, Jerry Ann (Alan) Heath of Fresno, Calif.- stepchildren, Lee Ann (Ed) Gottfried of St. Ignatlus, Mont., Polly (Tom) Venard of Gunnison, Colo., Kerry Lorinez of Hollister, Calif., Chris (Wayne) Gentry of Sterling, Colo., Melanie Mellenbruch of Casper, Wyo., Jaime (Jeff) Bailey of La Junta, Colo., and Phil (Eli) Hudspeth of Washington, D.C.- sister, Justine (John) Lloyd of Houston, Texas- 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren- and several nieces and nephews. Bud was the grandson of the pioneer rancher Eugene Rourke and he managed the Rourke Ranch from 1948 to 1971. The ranch is now controlled by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Military. Bud was the 18th recipient of the La Junta Community Service Award- past president of the La Junta Rotary Club and P.E.R. of the La Junta Elks Lodge No. 701- he served several terms on the State of Colorado Health Board and one term as Trustee of the Woodruff Memorial Library in La Junta- served as the City of La Junta Attorney for several years and on the La Junta School Board. Bud was instrumental in the building of the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels, Sage Nutrition Center, P.O. Box 793, Rocky Ford, Colo., 81067, to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O., 81050 or to a charity of choice.

Sabo, Andrew J.
Andrew J. “Andy” Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Age 76, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 4, 2002. Survived by his wife, Aldea Sabo of the family home; children, Sally (Pat) Mara and Andy (Jamie) Sabo Jr., all of Pueblo and Barbara (Bob) Hann of Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Tammy (Robert) Shepherd, Jeff (Vikki) Mara, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Regina Hollberg of Englewood, Colo. Preceded in death by his sister, Betty Monchak. Andy was born in Pueblo on Sept. 22, 1925. He worked at CF&I in quality control and, along with his wife, owned and operated Dee's Flowers since 1966. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese and life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday. The casket will not be present at the church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Friday. Both services at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Rev. Father Vincent Paz en la Casa as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to a charity of donor's choice, through the funeral home.

Sabo, Ernest A.
Ernest A. Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2005 - Ernest A. Sabo, 89, went to be with the Lord Jan. 13, 2005. Survived by his loving wife, Margaret, of 68 years; children, Donald (Elaine) Sabo, Sandra Baker; grandchildren, Donna (Rick), Mark (Ginny), Robert (Tonya), Katrina (Chuck), Laura (Robert); nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Rudy, Steve, Geza; and sister, Pearl. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sabo, Helen Christine
Helen Christine Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1998 - Helen Christine Sabo, 62, passed away on Nov. 14, 1998. Beloved mother of Marc (Lisa) Sabo of Aurora and Shauna (Mark) Quint of Pueblo. Also survived by her sister, Virginia (Dallas) Wiebe of Cincinnati, Ohio- grandchildren, Brittany Quint, Cody Quint, Brock Sabo and Melissa Sabo- and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Helen Schroeder- and grandson, Joshua Quint. Born on Feb. 28, 1936, in Halstead, Kan. Helen was a kindergarten teacher for School District 60, and retired after 30 years of service. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Robert Enck, officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial.

Sabo, Helen M.
Helen M. Sabo - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - August 8, 2003 - Helen M. Sabo, age 75, passed away on August 5, 2003. She was born on April 21, 1928 in Primero, CO to John and Julia Sabo. Helen graduated from Primero High School and entered the job market. She was a mine clerk for C,F & I, working in the office at the Frederick Mine in Valdez, Department of Labor and office manager of Gambles. She was a generous individual and contributed to many charities. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ann and brothers John Jr., Charles, Joe and Frank. She is survived by her sister Mary, cousins Andy SZABO and family, Les SZABO and family, all of Wisconsin and Frank Sabo and Family of Hudson, Wyoming and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment is to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are David Gallino, Donnie Fernandez, Alex Passarelli, Joe Vaccaro, Fritz Kokjohn and Rudy Mestas. The family has entrusted the arrangements of Helen M. Sabo to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Sabo, Joe
Joe Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1986 - Joe Sabo of 2632 Aguilar Drive; Trinidad, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He was born May 13, 1917, in Primero. He was a graduate of Primero High School and National Radio Institute, Washington, D.C., in radio and television. He was also a graduate of Midwest Technical College, Chicago, Ill., in electrical appliances. He trained at Loyola University in Louisiana. He entered the Army, September 1942, and served in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Soldiers Medal of Honor from the campaign in Italy for acts of heroism during the fighting in Italy. He was also awarded the English Bronze Oakleaf Emblem and the Meritorious Service Award, the Good Conduct and Victory Medals, and EAME Ribbon with one battle star. He was with the 1205th Engineers Fire Fighting Battalion as a sergeant. He was discharged November 1945. Mr. Sabo was employed by the CF&I Fredreick Mine, Valdez, Colo., as an electrician for 17 years. In 1962, he opened his business in television, radio, electrical appliances, armature winding, leather craft, and watch repair. He was also an accomplished accordion player, studying under Garrett Mitchell and Fredrick M. Tita. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Survived by his brother, Frank; two sisters, Mary and Helen M.; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia and John Sabo; one sister, Ann; and two brothers, Charles and John Jr. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity with Father Joe Fisher S.J., celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with military honors at gravesite. Friends may call at the Sabo residence, 2632 Aguilar Drive.

Sabo, John S.
John S. Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - John S. Sabo, Jan. 6, 1987. Husband of Mary L. Sabo, who passed away July 22, 1983. Father of Robert J. Sabo, Nadine M. (Ronald) Harsch, and Shirley A. Sabo, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Kim Seal, Paula Sabo, Rob Sabo, Susan Sabo, Ron Harsch, Bobbie Harsch, and Jim Harsch. Brother of Leona Kasic, Colorado Springs, and Marie Sproch, Raman, Colo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Sabo was a member of St. Mary Parish. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. for 37 years before retiring from the wire mill. Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday; rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church following the Mass.

Sabo, Leno
Leno "Lee" Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1986 - Leno "Lee" Sabo, Pueblo, died May 11, 1986, Memorial Mariachi Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Anne Parish, 2701 E. 12th St.

Sabo, Paul
Paul Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Paul Sabo, 66, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away March 7, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a very long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sophie Sabo of Pueblo and Canon City. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara- his daughter, Theresa Lynn Sabo of the family home- his son, Daniel Paul Sabo- daughter-in-law, Heather- and two wonderful grandsons, Jacob Paul and Adam Michael, all of Englewood. Also survived by his twin brother, Peter, and sister, Lorraine (Nick) Gemma, of Pueblo- and brother, Donald (Joann) Sabo of Sun City, Ariz. He has many very special nieces and nephews: Karen Orazem of Colorado Springs- Nick (Joy) Gemma, Natalie Reese and Shauna (Mark) Quint of Pueblo- godchild and niece, Julie Olathe, Kansas- Lee Ann Sabo, Carla (Mark) Halverson and Marc (Lisa) Sabo of Denver, Colo. He also leaves his brothers-in-law, Ronald (Barbara)McBride of Scott City, Kan., J.A. (Donna) McBride of Hockley, Texas- and very special friends Harry and Maria Javaras of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Michael Hammer of Louviers, Colo. Paul and twin brother Peter were born April24, 1932, in Ramah, Colo. He attended Edison Grade School, Keating Junior High School, Central High School and Pueblo Junior College. As a youth he was a championship swimmer and served as a lifeguard at the old Steel-Y, helping many to learn to swim and saving at least one life. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He was a master cabinetmaker and excelled in building model airplanes. Mr. Sabo owned his own trucking company, Sabo Trucking, and did business in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Paul was a loving father and grandfather as well as a sharing friend to those who needed his help. Viewing at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Sproch Ramah Cemetery, Ramah, Colo., 3 p.m. The family respectfully requests omission of food. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo West Methodist Church.

Sabo, Pete
Pete Sabo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2000 - Pete Sabo, born April 24, 1932, in Ramah, Colo., passed away after a lengthy illness on Jan. 21, 2000. Survived by son, Marc (Lisa) Sabo, Aurora; daughter, Shauna (Mark) Quint, Pueblo; grandchildren, Brittany and Cody Quint and Brock and Melissa Sabo; sister, Lorraine (Nick) Gemma, Pueblo; brother, Don (Joann) Sabo, Sun City, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Barbara Sabo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Sophie Sabo; twin brother, Paul Sabo; grandson, Joshua Quint; and special friend and mother of his children, Helen Sabo. A machinist by trade, Pete owned and operated his own trucking business for many years, retiring in August of 1980. Viewing, Monday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Ramah Sproch Cemetery, Ramah, Colo., at 3 p.m.

Sabott, Robert W.
Robert W. Sabott - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2004 - Robert W. Sabott, 72, passed away June 30, 2004. Survived by his wife, LaVona; son, Kerry B. (Mary) Sabott of Pueblo; daughter, Sherry (Gary) Drew of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law, Bruce Wright of Gallup, N.M.; and grandchildren, Brett Sabott, Kerry Elizabeth Sabott, Lauren Drew and Cameron Drew. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Jane Sabott; and his aunt, Mary Plunkett. Robert was born July 17, 1931, in Pueblo. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant and also retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo as an X-ray technologist. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private family services will be held. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Sacchetta, Maudean
Maudean "Deanie" Sacchetta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2001 - Maudean "Deanie" Sacchetta, age 77, born July 11, 1923, in Doniphan, Mo., passed away May 8, 2001. Mrs. Sacchetta is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J. Sacchetta. She is survived by her son, Vincent F. (Julie) Sacchetta; and granddaughter, Melissa. Maudean was the owner of the Broadway Beauty Salon for 23 years. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Sachowitz, Joe
Joe Sachowitz - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1916 - Boy Fatally Injured by Auto - Hopping from the back of a grocery wagon directly into the path of an automobile, 8-year-old Joe Sachowitz, was struck down and fatally injured on the mesa, South Pueblo. He died fifteen minutes after being taken to St. Mary's hospital.

Sack, Robert W.
Robert W. Sack - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2002 - Robert W. Sack lost his courageous battle for life on March 25, 2002, at University Hospital in Denver. He was surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. Bob was born on Dec. 1, 1946, in Beatrice, Neb., to Twildi and Wayne Sack. He earned a degree in architecture at the University of Nebraska and at the time of his death was the director of facilities planning and construction at the University of Southern Colorado. A creative and artistic man. Bob participated as a prize-winning amateur in several annual chefs' galas in Colorado Springs. He was a former member of the Colorado Springs Chorale and Soli Deo Gloria Choir. During his lifetime he enjoyed performing in several little theater productions. A beloved husband, father, son and brother. His zest for life and the love he so willingly shared are greatly missed. Preceded in death by his mother. He leaves his wife, Ellen; his children, Becky (David) Bosko and Brian (Julie) Sack; his stepchildren, Kristen (Phillip) Robbins, Jonathan (Elizabeth) Lane, Andre (Janelle) Lane and Nicholas Lane; his father, Wayne; and sisters, Rosemarie Kirven and Jeanine Ellis. Also survived by his aunt and uncle, Marie and J. Mark Longfield of Pueblo; as well as countless additional family members and friends. Memorial service will be held at the Hearthwell Lounge in the Occhiato Center on the University of Southern Colorado Campus at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Springs Chorale, P.O. Box 2304, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 or the Soli Deo Gloria Choir, P.O. Box 38023, Colorado Springs, CO 80937.

Sackett, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Sackett - Rocky Mountain News - September 18, 1998 - Dorothy May Sackett, 94, of Denver died Sept. 12. Services were Sept. 17, with burial at La Veta Cemetery. She was born in La Veta on Nov. 1, 1903. She married Delmer Myer. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; son Charles of Denver; daughter Patricia Cayou of Littleton; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Sackett, Richard L.
Richard L. Sackett - Walsenburg World-Independent - July 14, 1947 - La Veta Youth Found Hanging On Pinon Hill - Richard Sackett, 17, son of William Sackett of Denver and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Seaman of La Veta, was found dead of hanging late Sunday night one mile north of that community in a pinon grove. The youth took his own life, according to reports by Huerfano County Coroner Dan Unfug. Reason for the act is still unexplained, since the youth appeared to be in excellent spirits and in good health, it is reported. He left the Seaman home at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, saying that he planned to go coyote hunting. When he failed to return home, search parties were sent out for him. The body was found at 9:45 last night by Louis Madino and Wendell Mahan, two of the searchers. Death was due to strangulation, Coroner Unfug reported. No notes have been found. Sackett had been in La Veta for several weeks on a visit to his grandparents. Funeral arrangements will be announced here later. World Independent – July 16, 1947 – Funeral services for Richard L. Sackett, 16 years of age, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the La Veta Baptist church with Alder Jorgenson of Pueblo officiating. Sackett was born October 29, 1930 at Monte Vista, Colorado, and has lived with his parents in Denver for the past 12 years. He was an employee of the Western Union in Denver, and at the end of his vacation was to have been promoted to a higher position. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Sackett; one brother, Charles Jr., one sister, Patricia Ann; and his grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. Ben Seaman of La Veta.

Sackman, Andrew R.
Andrew R. Sackman - The Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2000 - Sackman played major role in Pueblo's growth by Mary Jean Porter - Andrew R. Sackman, known to everyone as Andy, was from a different generation in more ways than one. "I think being part of that generation, sacrificing and going through the Depression made for a different kind of person, one you don't see anymore," said Sackman's niece, Rosemary Sekera of Pueblo. "They grew up and thought they could contribute to the community, thought they could learn more all of the time," added niece Sharon Young of Boulder. Sackman, who went to Centennial High School with the late David Packard and who started banks and developed much of Pueblo's South Side, died March 20 at the age of 89. He had been in declining health, his family said. Recitation of the rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. today, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary Church and interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Sackman was born in Scofield, Utah, to Antonio and Mary Saccamanno. They had come to the United States from Calabria, Italy. After the family moved to Pueblo, he and his siblings shortened their name to Sackman. He and his brother, John, started Sackman Insurance Agency in 1935 and Republic National Bank (now Norwest Bank of Sunset Park) in 1962. He also co-founded First Savings Industrial Bank and Centennial Bank of Blende, and he was a director of First National Bank. The Sackmans and John's wife, Neta, were in business for nearly 50 years, Mrs. Sackman said. They helped develop the Sunset Park Shopping Center and a South Side neighborhood that stretched from St. Clair Avenue to Highland Park. "Young people couldn't get loans, so they built these small houses, about 200 of them," Mrs. Sackman said. Sackman was a "frugal, shrewd" businessman, she said. He also was a believer in supporting his community, and he was a fine athlete. He was active in the local unit of the American Cancer Society, served on the lay advisory board of St. Mary-Corwin hospital and on the local board of directors of the Boy Scouts, was a charter member of the John Neumann Catholic School Foundation and an active member of the Catholic Church and its Nocturnal Adoration Society for men. Although he was short, Sackman played basketball on the 1930 Centennial High team along with Packard, Dale Rea, James Fimple and Raymond "Red" LeMasters. More than half a century later, in 1985, he was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Centennial High School Hall of Fame in 1987. Sackman also served on the committee that forged Pueblo's city charter. In his later years, he was known as "the mayor of Fordham Circle," said his niece, Jonna Lee Adamich, who lived a few houses away. "He would serenade us with songs. He would walk the neighborhood. He was always telling everybody what to do about their house or their car," she said. Sackman was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his brothers and sisters, Albert, John, Louis, Frances and Rose.

Sackman, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Sackman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1998 - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Sackman, passed away Dec. 29, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis Sackman. Survived by sister, Mollie Perko- sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Neta Sackman and Andy Sackman, all of Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews including Phyllis Sloan and Richard Trontel. Also survived by special friend, Charlotte Lenzini. Also preceded in death by sister, Mary C. Trontel. Mrs. Sackman retired from Alpha Beta Packing Company after 45 years of service and was a member of St. Leander Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. The family will greet friends at the church hall following the interment service.

Sackman, Neta K.
Neta K. Sackman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2000 - Neta K. Sackman passed away July 19, 2000, after a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Missouri to Myrtle and George Crank. In 1936 she married John H. Sackman, who precedes her in death. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Rosemary (Chuck) Sekera, Pueblo West, Sharon (Bob) Young, Boulder, Jonna Lee (Joe) Adamich of Pueblo; grandchildren, Leslie (Rex) Jakeman, Greg (Anne) Sekera, Chris (Tia) Sekera, Gwen Young, John Young, Beth (Edward) Cortese, Joel Adamich, Jennifer (Mike) Potestio; four great-grandchildren; sister, Berniece Durham; sister-in-law, Adelyn Crank; and many nieces and nephews. Neta was a prominent businesswoman, community leader and civic volunteer for many organizations until the time of her death. She devoted over 50 years to the Hearing Project of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority and was an avid booster of Centennial High School, having been a member of the Class of 1933. Visitation, Sunday, July 23, 1 to 3 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial, Monday, July 24, 10 a.m. Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. At her request, contributions may be made to the Hearing Project of ESA or the Theresians of America in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Saddoris, Gregory
Gregory Saddoris - Huerfano World - November 14, 2002 - Gregory Saddoris, age 46, of La Veta, formerly of Salida, passed away Nov. 6, 2002 in Pueblo. He was born Jan. 31, 1956 in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Vigil, of La Veta; his father, Frank (Shirley) Saddoris, of Beulah; brother, Scott Saddoris, of Beulah; grandparents, Phil and Irene Saddoris, of Pueblo; father-in-law, Joe Vigil, of Salida; sisters-in-law, Tina (Robert) Craft, of Salida, and Patsy (John) Thorpe, of Nebraska; and brother-in-law, David (Tammy) Vigil, of Salida. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Spangler Saddoris, and mother-in-law, Angie Vigil. Gregory graduated from South High School in 1974. Gregory loved the mountains, he loved driving cattle trucks for his father and he was an avid rodeo fan. Condolences may be made to Georgia at, P.O. Box 868, La Veta, 81055. Cremation arrangements by Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado, Pueblo West.

Sadewhite, Laura Amalia
Laura Amalia Sadewhite - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Laura Amalia Sadewhite, 1226 E. 11th, born Sept. 9, 1896, in Menasha, Wisc., died Dec. 25, 1987, in Pueblo. Much loved and survived by her daughter, Ann L. Schmuck; brother, Walter J. Sinderman; close friends and care-providers, Helyn Williamson and Donna Mullinax; sister-in-law, Edith Marsden, all of Pueblo; niece, Betty Lou (Morris) Samarin, El Monte, Calif.; nephews, Quinn (Ruth) Moore, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Robert F. (Lucille) Moore, Pueblo; Lawrence (Sandra) Moore, Paris, Tenn.; 12 great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Frank (1923) and Louise (1931) Sinderman; husband, Charles T. Sadewhite (Dec. 24, 1 956), brother, Frank K. Sinderman (1961); and sisters, Wilhelmina J. Moore (1980) and Elizabeth E. Fineran (1985). Mrs. Sadewhite was a Pueblo resident for most of her life, graduated from Loretta Academy and was employed many years as a housekeeper at the Whitman Hotel. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn, will be conducted by Pastor Wayne R. Ward. Please omit donations of flowers. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the Hearing Project, Pueblo Council Epsilon Sigma Alpha, in care of the funeral home office. The family will greet friends at 1226 E. 11th following the service.

Sadler, Judith C.
Judith C. Sadler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2003 - Judith C. Sadler died on Sept. 19, 2003. She was born to Walter W. and Mary F. Custance in New York City on May 11, 1940. She is survived by her dear husband, Lewis E. Sadler; and her sons, Robert B. (Margie M.) and Mark C. Sadler. She felt honored to be their mother. She is also survived by her mother; brother, Walter W. (Susan D.) Custance Jr.; her brother-in-law, Clint D. (Sally H.) Sadler; nephews, Michael H. Sadler and Matthew D. Custance; and nieces, Kimberly R. and Stephanie A. Custance, and Karen E. Sadler. Her father preceded Judy in death. Judy received her bachelor of science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and her masters of science degree from the State University of New York. She continued her education at several Colorado universities and colleges. She was a teacher in New Jersey, New York and Colorado. In Pueblo School District 60, she taught at Columbian Elementary School before she retired in 2001. Cremation has taken place. Private family services are pending. In lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, Judy would like her family and friends to perform an act of kindness for another in her memory.

Saeger, Hattie H.
Hattie H. Saeger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2008 - Hattie H. Saeger, born Aug. 22, 1908, died on April 3, 2008. Predeceased by her husband, Burman; her parents, John L. and Martha J. Hadwiger; her sisters, Bessie McBroom, Nettie King and Marie Okichick; her brothers, John and Oscar Hadwiger; and her nephew, Ray McBroom. She is survived by her nieces, Eleanore Boyd, Lois Gilchrist and Betty Golladay; nephew, Kenneth King; and her dear friend, Ruby Gonzalez. Among her many great nieces and nephews are Diane and Johnny Ray Hochevar and Cory Boyd. Hattie and her husband spent many years as ranchers south of Pueblo. She was a member of First Baptist Church and active in Win One. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Saenz, Manuel Rivera
Manuel Rivera Saenz – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Manuel Rivera Saenz, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Rivera; sons, Danny Jacquez and Steve Jacquez; daughter, Florence (Chico) Johnson; one brother; three sisters; grandchildren, Marrio, Alisia, Clifford and Georgie; and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following service.

Saenz, Rose Aurelia
Rose Aurelia Saenz - Caρon City Daily Record - March 13, 2006 - Rose Aurelia Saenz of Longmont died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Life Care Center of Longmont. She was 77. She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Trinidad, Colo., to Jose and Maria Felicita (Lucero) Valdez. She married Jesus Saenz on Dec. 1, 1953, in Boulder. Mrs. Saenz was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed baking, sewing, doing embroidery, and taking care of plants and flowers. She also loved animals, including birds and fish. She was preceded in death by her husband; and a brother, Fred Valdez. Mrs. Saenz is survived by four sons, Timothy Saenz and his wife Linda of Erie, Frank Saenz and his wife Kim of Longmont, Jess Saenz of Pueblo, and David Saenz and his wife Michelle of Johnstown; four daughters, Teresa Rodriguez and her husband Roy of Longmont, Juanita Sias and her husband Victor of Firestone, Phyllis Saenz of Longmont, and Susan Sias and her husband Samuel of Dacono; a stepson, John Saenz of Greeley; three brothers, Lee Valdez and Raymond Valdez and his wife Alice, all of Topeka, Kan., and Victor Valdez and his wife Sylvia of Dacono; two sisters, Sarah Gomez of Denver and Susan Saenz of Greeley; 26 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, at Howe Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at Howe Mortuary, with Victor Valdez, Mrs. Saenz's brother and a minister with Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Burial will follow the services at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver 80203.

Saftich, Frank
Frank Saftich - Huerfano World - July 13, 1972 - Frank Saftich, 79, of Walsenburg, died in Huerfano Memorial Hospital July 5, 1972 after an illness of several weeks. Saftich was born at Dolenje, Slovenia (Yugoslavia) ___ 25, 1892; He was about 18 years old when he came to the United States. He came first to Las Animas County where he worked in the coal mines, then worked in several states in the coal mines. He retired from the mines while living at Erie. For the past ten years has made his home in Walsenburg. Saftich was a member of the UMWA and the Western Slavonic Association, Lodge 44. Saftich, who never married, is survived only by distant relatives, including Mrs. Philip Ferkovich of Walsenburg. He has six nephews in Yugoslavia. Mass of the Resurrection was offered Saturday at St. Mary Church. Interment was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Sage, Trudi Lynn
Trudi Lynn Sage - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Trudi Lynn Sage, 45, passed away April 3, 2003. Survived by her parents, James and Della Sage of Pueblo; fiancι, Naval Captain Gerald Kerr; sisters, Kelli (Kevin) Miller of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Jimi (Dave) Harsell of Katy, Texas; nieces, Emily and Anna Miller; nephews, Matthew and Christopher Harsell; special friends, Jolene and Mike Gonzales and their children, Chris and Stephen. Trudi was born May 30, 1957, in Pueblo and was a nurse in the U.S. Navy. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Bob Enck officiating.

Sage, Walter
Walter “Ed” Sage – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Walter "Ed" Sage, 65, passed away Oct. 5, 2006, after a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 11, 1940, in Uravan, Colo., to Juanita J. and Leo L. Sage Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and brother, L. Eugene Sage. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lillie Virginia Julien Sage; children, Ricky, Juanita and Jay Sage, Les Telfer and Judy (Phil) Lopez; brothers, Richard (Marilyn) Sage and Robert (Judy) Sage; sister, Vera (Donald) Gordon; grandchildren, Kellia, Nathan, Zach, Brian, Erik, Travis, Josh and Jennifer; great-grandson, Devin; numerous nieces, nephews and foster children. Ed loved fishing, camping and being surrounded by family and friends. The family would sincerely like to thank the people of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care and generosity. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Chaplain Karen Burnham officiating.

Sager, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Sager - The Huerfano Journal - March 12, 2009 - Betty Ann Sager, lifetime resident of La Veta, CO, passed away March 7, 2009 after a short illness. She was married to Maurice Sager who preceded her in death. She is survived by three children. Leo (Katie) Sager of Aguilar, CO, Sharon Sager of La Veta, CO, and Carol (Melvin) Cissell of Chico, CA. Grandchildren, Kristie (Bill) Smith of Aguilar, CO, Ginger (Chappie) Adkins of Kersey, CO, Bruce (Brenda) Rheuff of LaSalle, CO and Travette Wells of Yuba City, CA. Great-grandchildren: Haley and Braden Larrew, Sammi Smith, Zachary Wells, Kenny and Jillian Adkins. There will be a graveside service at the Feed Store Church in La Veta, Friday, March 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Visitation at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg, CO.

Sager, H. B.
H. B. Sager - Huerfano World - September 2, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: H.B. Sager was killed in an automobile accident.

Sager, Hugh M.
Hugh M. Sager - Huerfano World - April 24, 1974 - Funeral Services Today for Hugh M. Sager - Hugh M. Sager, 85, of 602 Main, La Veta, died Monday, April 22, 1974 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital where he had been a patient for about two weeks following a stroke at his home. He had been in poor health for several years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Thursday, at the First Baptist Church of La Veta with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Military honors will be given at La Veta Cemetery by Post 2643, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sager was born at Huntsville, Ark., March 10, 1889 and reared on a farm near Rogers, Ark. He came to Colorado in 1914 and later homesteaded near La Veta, southeast of the Valley Road. Serving in the Navy during World War I, he returned to the farm and ranch where he lived until his retirement in 1963. He married Sarah Atchinson October 21, 1921 at the home of her parents near Pleasant view. When Sager retired, he and his wife moved to La Veta. A member of the First Baptist Church of La Veta and of Post 2643, VFW at Walsenburg, Sager is survived by his wife, Sarah, of La Veta; two sons, Hubert Sager, Ronan, Mont. and Maurice Sager, La Veta; a brother, Cloe Sager, Altus, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Lancaster, Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Ethel Clark, Hugo, Okla. and Mrs. Dora Atchinson, Pueblo; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Baptist Church in memory of the deceased. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Sager, Maurice E.
Maurice E. Sager - Pueblo Chieftain – April 9, 2006 – Maurice E. Sager. Lifelong resident of La Veta, passed away April 5, 2006. Mr. Sager was born in La Veta on Dec. 17, 1923, to Hugh and Sarah Atchison Sager. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sager of La Veta; three children, Leo (Katie) Sager, Aguilar, Colo., Sharon Sager, La Veta, Colo., and Carol (Mel) Cissell, Chico, Calif.; grandchildren, Kristie (Bill) Smith, Aguilar, Colo., Ginger (Joseph) Adkins, Kersey, Colo., Bruce (Brenda) Rheuff, La Veta, Colo., and Travette Wells, Yuba City, Calif; great-grandchildren, Sammi Smith, Kenny and Jillian Adkins, Haley and Braden Larrew and Zachary Wells. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2006, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo. The family would appreciate donations to be made to the La Veta QRT Team, P.O. Box 735, La Veta, CO, 81055.

Sager, Sarah Avelyn
Sarah Avelyn Sager - Huerfano World - December 18, 1975 - Mrs. Sarah Avelyn Sager, 76, of La Veta, died Saturday December 13, 1975, at St. Luke's Hospital, Ronan, MT, where she had been a patient for about a week. Born at Ft. Morgan on December 25, 1898, Mrs. Sager attended schools at Ft. Morgan where she graduated. She later moved to Huerfano County near La Veta where her family farmed. She was married to Hugh M. Sager October 23, 1921, at the ranch home of her parents at Pleasant View. She resided on a farm near La Veta until the retirement of her husband and they then moved to La Veta. Her husband died April 22, 1974. Since that time, Mrs. Sager has spent part of the year with a son in Ronan, MT. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of La Veta and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, Hubert, of Ronan, MT, and Maurice E. Sager, Pueblo; four brothers, Hubert W. Atchinson, Sacramento, CA, Elmer Atchinson, Apache Junction, AZ, Philip Atchinson, Aztec, NM, and Alfred Atchinson, Denver; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs. Virginia Lee Thornton, died in 1956. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 1975, at the First Baptist Church of La Veta, with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was in the La Veta Cemetery. Boies-Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Sagona, Flossie L. Godell
Flossie L. Godell Sagona – Pueblo Chieftain – February 16, 1955 – Flossie L. Godell Sagona, late of 2403 Crawford, died Monday. Mother of Mrs. Jeanne L. Manster, St. Joe, Ark., and James Collins, San Bernardino, Calif. Member of the Christian Church. Arrangements later.

Sagona, Frances Ann
Frances Ann Sagona - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Frances Ann Sagona, born Nov. 10, 1917, passed away March 15, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Sam Sagona; brother, Frank Salario; parents, Louis and Josephine Salario; and dear friend, Vera Pisciotta. She is survived by her sons, Frank (Vivian) Sagona, Gary (Jan) Sagona and Rick (Deb) Sagona; grandchildren, Anessa (Doug) Otten, Sam Sagona, Lisa (Kyle) Hagan, Raymond Sagona, Frankie Sagona, Joe Sagona and Angela Sagona; great-grandchildren, Vivian Matson, Tommy Otten and Samantha Hagan. Also survived by her sisters, Rose Salario, Bessie Schwinn, Angelina Bowen and Mary Vince; brother, Blaise (Gwen) Salario; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Paul and Marie Junta. Frances worked at Zoelsmann's Bakery for many years. She was Volunteer of the Year in 1995 at Life Care Center. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish and a member of the Altar Society and more recently a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Frances loved spending time with her family and going to Cripple Creek. She stayed in her home until the end where she passed away peacefully. At her request, no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at 230 Fordham Circle.

Sagona, Frances P.
Frances P. Sagona – Pueblo Indicator – August 18, 1934 – Mrs. Frances P. Sagona accidentally fell off a chair Thursday at the home of her daughter-in-law, 731 Elm Street, and fractured a hip. She died soon after being taken to a hospital.

Sais, Angella R.
Angella R. "Honey" Palumbo Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2001 - Born May 12, 1944, passed away Jan. 31, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Fidel Sais; son, James Phil (Jackie) Sais; granddaughter Amber Sais; grandsons, Jay, Austin and Kyle; parents, Angelo and Racine Palumbo; brothers and sisters, Dan (Janet) Palumbo, Angelo (Sharon) Palumbo, Jr., John (Lori) Palumbo, Ron (Pam) Palumbo and Don (Valerie) Palumbo; mother-in-law, Della Sais; brothers and sisters-in-law, Beverly Palumbo, Alice Palumbo, Caroline (Wayne) Bettis, Marie (Mike) Samora, Lawrence (Gloria) Sais, Annie (Jim) Cassabone, Janet (Anthony) Romero, Diane (Abe) Cruz; uncle, Ben (Katherine) Palumbo; cousins, Mike and Sylvia Albo; special friends, Barbara Geonetta, Mary Kay Prutch, Dorothy Brown, Sylvia and Ed Trujillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents; brothers, Robert Palumbo and Benjamin Palumbo; father-in-law, James Sais; and numerous aunts and uncles. Angella was a devout Christian and virtuous woman. She was a loving wife and mother. Her last words as the Lord took her were "Praise Jesus." Angella did not die --- she got a change of address. At her request, private family service will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory. The family would like to thank Dr. Aasen and Dr. Sloan and their staff, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and especially nurse Michelle Finch.

Sais, Cora
Cora Sais - Huerfano World - May 18, 1995 - Cora Sais, 81, of Boulder, died May 9, 1995, in that city. Born Oct. 3, 1913, in Black Hills to Ben and Mollie Romero Santistevan, she married Olie Sais in 1935 in Walsenburg. She had been a resident of the Boulder area since 1974, moving from Farisita. Mr. and Mrs. Sais owned and operated a ranch in Farisita. A member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church of Boulder, she is survived by three sons, Larry Sais, Boulder, Leonard Sais, Broomfield and Melvin Sais, Longmont; six daughters, Gladys Hasenack and Nancy Abila, Boulder, Irene Jensen, Aurora, Marcie McKernan, La Habra, CA, Sharon Linthicum, Lafayette and Darlene Kelly, Federal Heights; two brothers, James Santistevan, Colorado Springs and Roger Santistevan, Walsenburg; one sister, Mercy Sandoval, Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Boulder. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Park in Boulder. Denver Post - May 30, 1995 - Cora Sais, Ranch Owner, 81. Cora Sais of Boulder, a ranch owner, died May 9. She was 81. A mass of Christian burial was May 12 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Interment was in Mountain View Memorial Park. She was born Cora Santistevan on Oct. 3, 1913, in Black Hills. In 1935, she married Olie Sais in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Sais owned a ranch with her husband in Farisita. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Larry, Boulder, Leonard, Broomfield, and Melvin, Longmont; six daughters, Gladys Hasenack and Nancy Abila, both of Boulder, Irene Jensen, Aurora, Marcie McKernan, La Habra, Calif., Sharon Linthicum, Lafayette, and Darlene Kelly, Federal Heights; two brothers, James Santistevan, Colorado Springs, and Roger Santistevan, Walsenburg; a sister, Mercy Sandavol, Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, Metro Denver.

Sais, David Melvin
David Melvin Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2004 - David Melvin Sais, 54, a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Nov. 29, 1949, passed way unexpectedly Nov. 6, 2004. Predeceased by his parents, Philip and Della Maes Sais; brother-in-law, Manuel Montoya; uncle, Jose Candelaria; father and mother-in-law, John (Candy) Candelaria. David was a Denver Broncos fan, and also an avid reader. He averaged at least two books per week. He also liked to spend time with his grandchildren and tell them stories and take them fishing. Survived by his beloved wife, Mary Candelaria Sais; children, Yvonne Sais, Samuel Sais, April (John) Martinez, David Sais, Juan (Denise) Castruita, Estella (John Padilla) Castruita; siblings, Philip Sais Jr., Kell (Debbie) Sais, Daisy Montoya and Kathy Apodaca; 15 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., with the Pastor Chuck Gibson officiating.

Sais, Debbie K.
Debbie K. Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2006 - Debbie K. Sais, 34, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2006. Survived by her spouse, Paul Apodaca; children, Angel (Chuck) Sais, Freddie Sais, Chantelle Sais, Kayla Sais-Apodaca and Kaitlyn Sais-Apodaca; parents, Robert K. and Debbie Sais; siblings, Robert (Carol) Sais Jr., Mary (Tom) Jukes, Richard (Alexis) Sais, Tracy (Robert Sanchez) Sais, Jeffrey (Justina) Sais and Natalie (Kenny) Castro; godparents, Lenda Aragon and Rudy Fernandez; and numerous other family and friends. She worked as a Psych Tech III at the Colorado State Mental Health Institute for nine years. She loved spending time with her children and family. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service to follow, 3 p.m.; all at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Sais, Della M.
Della M. Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 1999 - Della M. Sais, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 7, 1999. Born on Aug. 28, 1915, in Walsenburg. Survived by children, Philip Sais Jr., Robert K. (Debbie) Sais, David (Mary) Sais, Daisy Montoya, Kathy Apodaca- brothers, Tom (Lupe) Maes and Tony (Frances) Maes- 23 grandchildren- 45 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Philip Sais on May 18, 1992- son, George Sais- and son-in-law, Manuel Montoya. Della was a member of St. Anne's Parish. She will be remembered for her love of camping, fishing, and the letters she wrote to everyone. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Anne's. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sais, Eulalia
Eulalia Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1999 - Eulalia Sais, 89, was born February 25, 1910, in Gardner, Colo. She departed from this life July 21, 1999. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Rumaldo Sais- daughters, Ruby Sais, Rose Martinez- son, Rumaldo Sais Jr. She will be sadly missed by her surviving sister, Tilde Rodriguez- children, Victoria Sais, Joe (Margaret), John (Annie) and Danny (Heather) Sais- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. Eulalia Sais was a Jehovah's Witness. She attended the Pueblo South Congregation before she became ill. Visitation at the funeral home from11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 1999, at Garden Chapel. Interment Memorial Gardens.

Sais, Frances A.
Frances A. "Honey" Esquibel Sais – Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1997 - Frances A. "Honey" Esquibel Sais, 60, passed away Sept. 20, 1997, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 11, 1937, in Swink, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Nellie (Torres) Esquibel- by her late husband, Rumaldo Sais Jr.- son, Rumaldo Sais III- brother, Charlie Esquibel- nephew, Louie Esquibel Jr.- Survived by devoted companion, Jerry Gray- her children, Beverly (John) Shelton, Jacque (Hector) Hernandez, Samuel (Lonny) Sais, John Sais (Michelle Perez), Paula (Jessie) Medina, Belen (Lino) Trujillo- 13 grandchildren, Jonathan, Richard, Anthony, Samuel, Joseph, Ray, Zackery, Marisha, Samantha, Dallas, Monica, Atlanta and Isaiah- one great-grandson, Jermey- brothers and sisters, Alice (Raymond) Blea, Angie (John) Garcia, Cecelia (Hendry) Lovato, Louie (Sheila), Adolph (Theresa), Alex (Maryann), Esquibel, Gina (Gino) Vasquez- parents-in-law, Eulauia Sais, Clyde and Shirly Gray- in-laws, Joe (Margaret), John (Annie), Daniel (Heather), Vicky Sais, Rose (Danny) Martinez, Anthony Gray- uncles and aunts, Adolph, Louie (Joyce), Manuel (Viola), Della Torres, Selsa (Joe) Gutierrez, Toni (Carlos) Manzano. She also had seven godchildren, Amy, Tina, Beatrice, Adolph Jr., Linda, Andrew, Marisha. Also other relatives and friends. Honey" was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley and was very proud of her collection. She enjoyed family gatherings and barbecues, especially her Pepsi. She was a member of St. Leander Parish and looked forward every year for the festival. A Colorado State Hospital retiree in housekeeping. She enjoyed all her time with her children, grandchildren and all her family. Honey was very loving, caring and understanding, with lots of faith and patience. She loved to dance to Spanish music and to Kansas City." Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Edward Nunez celebrant. Both services, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Frances Sais. Family will receive relatives and friends at 1020 E. Eighth.

Sais, Martha Mary
Martha Mary Granillo Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Martha Mary Granillo Sais, 72, passed away Nov. 28, 1997, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Sais was born on Nov. 11, 1925. She enjoyed family get-togethers, showing her grandchildren how to do embroidery, crochet, knitting and going to yard sales. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albino and Juana (Macias) Granillo- three sisters, Agnes Solis, Jenney Discher, and Mary K. Arellano- three brothers, Santos Granillo Sr., Lalo Granillo, and Albert Granillo. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Charlotte (Jerry) Jiron, Frederick Toby Sais, Charles Michael Sais, Alvin (Laura) Sais, Della Marie (Juan) Palomino, all of Pueblo- 14 grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church, Rev. Edward Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Sais, Samuel Anthony
Samuel Anthony Sais - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1998 - Samuel Anthony Sais, 32, passed away Aug. 20, 1998, in Reno, Nev., as a result of an automobile bicycle accident. Sam" was born Jan. 10, 1966, in Pueblo, graduated from East High School, was a meat cutter and also worked in landscaping in Nevada. He enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to KOZZ Reno, Nev., Classic Rock Radio, and he enjoyed spending countless hours with his daughter. Sam was kind and loving, always enjoyed family gatherings, and was also very athletic. Preceded in death by his parents, Rumaldo Jr. and Frances Honey" Sais- a brother, Rumaldo Sais II- grandparents, Alex and Nellie Esquibel, Rumaldo Sais Sr.- uncle, Charlie Esquibel- cousin, Louie Esquibel Jr. He is survived by longtime companion, Lonny White- his children, Samuel Joseph Martinez Sais, Samantha White Sais- siblings, Beverly (John) Shelton, Jacque (Hector) Hernandez, John (Michelle) Sais, Paula (Jesse) Medina, and Belen (Lino) Gray Trujillo- mother-in-law, Brenda Nava- nephews and nieces, Jonathan, Richard, Anthony, Ray, Zackary, Marisha, Dallas, Monica, Athanta, and Isaiah- a great-nephew, Jeremy- brother-in-law, Billy White- best friend, Ricky Martinez- godchild, Marisha Sais- other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Leander Catholic Church.

Saiz, Audelia M.
Audelia M. Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Audelia M. Saiz, 85. Born May 21, 1917, in New Mexico was chosen to be an angel by the Lord on April 4, 2003. Audelia was a very independent woman. She loved anything that called for some creativity such as crocheting. Her one passion on this earth was gardening. She could make anything grow from flowers and chile, to pumpkins and pears. Her house was forever alive with the sounds of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everyone who ever met her never forgot her. She is survived by her sister, Sally (Archie) Archuleta of Pueblo; brothers, Phil Montoya of Pueblo, and Forgie (Irene) Montoya of California; children, Tony Saiz of Washington, Eloy (Lucy) Saiz of New Mexico, Carmen Moreno of Pueblo, Gloria Lettig of Denver and Mable Esquivel of Pueblo. Also survived by 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. I cannot say what she meant to others, but to me she was my world, my sunshine. I love you, grandma, Drea. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. today, April 9, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Saiz, Daniel Matthew
Daniel Matthew Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Daniel Matthew Saiz, 36, passed away on Aug. 20, 2003. He was affectionately known to family and friends as "Danny." He was born on May 19, 1967, and was a lifelong Pueblo resident. Danny was an auto body repairman in the auto industry. He enjoyed fixing low-rider cars, freelance drawing and helping other people. Danny is predeceased by his father, John Saiz Sr.; his son, Isadore Sena; and several nieces and nephews. Danny leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Patricia Tixier; four brothers, John (Cindy) Saiz, Ronnie (Carl) Saiz, Jerry (Stephanie) Saiz and Glen (Danielle) Saiz; two sisters, Carol Saiz and Debbie (Ron) Saiz. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Saiz family will receive friends and family at The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Hall following the services.

Saiz, Geraldine
Geraldine Henson Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1999 - Geraldine Henson Saiz, a resident of Montgomery, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. She was born in Bankhead, Ala., on Jan. 21, 1925, and raised in Gamble Mines, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Reinaldo J. Saiz of Segundo, Colo. She is survived by her two sisters and their husbands, Sybil and Ike Brooks of Geneva, Switzerland, Gwendolyn and Arthur Morgan of Gadsden, Ala.- and her sister-in-law, Inez Saiz of Segundo- her daughters and their husbands, Paula and Scott Ogle of Greenville, S.C., Gail and Jody Rankin, Faunsdale, Ala., Pat Saiz and Glenn Pack of Waco, Texas, Becky and Roger Cairns of Opelika, Ala., Jerry Anne and Tim Nunnally of Tuscaloosa, Ala.- her grandchildren, Scott and Brett Ogle, Rene Ogle McCurdy, Rayanne, Rachel and Jodi Lynn Rankin and Kimberly Rankin Helms, Molly and Arthur Pack and Tristan Cairns- and two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Madison McCurdy. She was an active member of Dexter Avenue United Methodist Church where she was past president of the administrative board and United Methodist Women, and past chair of Pastor-Parrish Relations. She was Director of Nellie Burge Community Center from 1971-1977 where she was instrumental in developing the Young Mother's Program. Among her many accomplishments: Girl Scout leader, newsletter editor for Pease Air Force Base, Sunday school teacher, seamstress and ceramicist. Her family is especially proud of her artistic creativity and the craft business, Saiz Enterprises, shared with her husband. Honorary pallbearers will be: United Methodist Women from Dexter Avenue United Methodist Church and Dr. Harold Cox. Pallbearers will be: Scott Ogle, Jody Rankin, Glenn Pack, Roger Cairns, Tim Nunnally and Terry Posey. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the kindness and patience shown by the Baptist East Hospital care givers and the concern and support of all her friends. Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, Montgomery, Ala. 36124

Saiz, Gilbert A.
Gilbert Aldamas Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2001 - Gilbert Aldamas Saiz passed peacefully away from this life on Nov. 26, 2001. With him at the time in the family home were members of his family. Mr. Saiz was born on Sept. 1, 1916, in Los Lentes, N.M. A hard-working man who was devoted to his family, Gilbert worked as a machinist for the D&RG Railroad, retiring in 1979. He was also owner/operator of Gil's Auto Repair during the late 1950s. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen, and daughter, Rita Marie Lucero. Although leaving us in this life he will be kept in loving memory by his sons, Gilbert J. Saiz, Richard (Valerie) Saiz, and Daniel Abeyta; daughters, Eleanor (Ron) Raver, Rebecca (Gary) Romero, Brenda (Scott) Wantanabi; brothers, Joe, Tony, and Fred Saiz; sisters, Isabell Plama, Martha Galvan, Josie Romero, Vivian Gonzales, Joann Blauser, Marlene Saiz, and Dorothy Chavez. He is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held at Mount Carmel following the services.

Saiz, Izmariah
Izmariah Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2004 - Izmariah Saiz departed her life Feb. 20, 2004. Daughter of Dezarae Saiz and Mark Vigil. Sister of Andres Saiz. Grandparents June Saiz, Robert Gonzalez and Anthony Vigil. Great Grandparents Gloria and Vince Gonzalez, Ross and Patsy Saiz. Niece of Vincente Saiz. Memorial services will be held Feb. 26 at 10a.m. at Holy Family Parish.

Saiz, James Albert Ricardo
James Albert Ricardo Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2005 - James Albert Ricardo Saiz, 58, born Feb. 8, 1947, in Antonito, passed away Oct. 9, 2005 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, from complications due to an auto/pedestrian accident on Oct. 2, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lucy (Suazo) Saiz Sr. Survived by his children, Ricardo (Alicia) Saiz, Tommy Saiz, Jessica Saiz, Ophelia Saiz; siblings, Claudia Saiz, Joe (Mabel) Saiz, Arthur (Clara) Saiz, Robert Saiz, and Ross (Patsy) Saiz; also 10 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. today. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Saiz, Patrick J.
Patrick J. Saiz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2003 - Patrick J. Saiz, 45, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 1, 2003. Born March 17, 1958, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Albert Saiz. Survived by his wife, Delores Saiz; son, Patrick Saiz; daughters, Antonette Saiz, Selena Saiz, Nicole Saiz, Patricia Saiz; mother, Mary (Chris) Montoya; brother, Albert (Carol) Saiz; sisters, Kathy (Roger) Pacheco, Louise (Angel) Rodriguez, Lupe Saiz, Laurie (Art) Trujillo, Linda Chavez, Susan Vallejos, Katie (Manuel) Trujillo, Sandy Saiz; also survived by eight grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m., prayer service, 6 p.m.; both today at Romero Chapel. Rosary, noon and funeral Mass, 1 p.m.; both Friday at St. Francis Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Sajbel, Carol A.
Carol A. Sajbel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2003 - Carol A. Sajbel, 61, born Dec. 26, 1941, passed away May 11, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Jim Sajbel; sons, Jim (Cathy) Sajbel Jr., and Chris (Mickey) Sajbel; grandchildren, Sara and Jimmy Sajbel and Paul and Megan Sajbel; father, William Burbach; brother, Cliff Burbach; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her mother, Esther Burbach; and father- and mother-in-law, John and Evelyn Sajbel. Carol enjoyed the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Avalanche and traveling to Lake Tahoe. Her pastimes were spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She also enjoyed decorating and remodeling. She was the center of attention wherever she was. She was generous, caring and loving to her family and friends. At her request, cremation. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday, and memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday; both services at Holy Family Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Special Olympics or KSKJ Germ-Sajbel Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Sajbel, John H.
John H. Sajbel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2002 - John H. Sajbel, 86, passed away May 29, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Sajbel; wife, Evelyn (Germ); sister, Irene Sajbel; and brother, Robert. He is survived by sons, James (Carol), Pueblo, and John Richard (Barbara), Petaluma, Calif.; daughters, Suzanne (Barry) Minett, Citrus Heights, Calif., and Sandra Sajbel McKinley (David, deceased), Pueblo; sister, Mary Culig; and brothers, Edward (Bonnie) Sajbel and Dr. Joseph (Shirley) Sajbel, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Frances Sajbel, Appleton, Wis.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. John was born in Pueblo, Colo., July 10, 1915. He was a graduate of St. Patrick High School, Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army, World War II, as a Staff Sergeant with the first forces occupying Japan. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish. He owned and operated, with his wife, Evelyn, the Orman Avenue Market grocery store and was a realtor with the Hallmark Agency. He retired in 1981. He was a member of St. Joseph's Lodge No. 7, KSKJ and the Preseren Club. John loved watching baseball games and participated in the KSKJ bowling league. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the Preseren Glee Club, P.O. Box 3276, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Sajbel, William James
William James Sajbel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2004 - William James Sajbel, age 79, born Nov. 20, 1924, passed away April 3, 2004. Bill departed this world unexpectedly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Mary Sajbel; brother, Andrew; and sisters, Elsie and Margaret. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty; and children, Candy (Pat) Miller and Terrie (John Hardy) Sajbel. Grandfather of Dane, Erin and Jane. Bill was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from Colorado College, and retired after 32 years of service as a teacher, coach and administrator for School District No. 60. He dearly loved golf, fishing and watching sports. Bill will be greatly missed as a wonderful father, grandfather and friend to all he met. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2004, Shrine of St. Therese, with reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of food or flowers, friends are asked to direct their contributions to Pueblo S.E.T. for Well-Being, 1902 Orman Ave. or to the charity of your choice.

Sajn, Gioanni
Gioanni Sajn – Telluride Daily Journal – January 23, 1907 – Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today – 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.” The body of Frank Hobat, timberman, has been recovered. There is great excitement at Primero. A private message says there were sixteen men in the mine at the time of the explosion. How many were killed is not known. Primero is twenty miles west of Trinidad and all means of communication are controlled by the Fuel Company which will not allow news of the accident to be sent out except by its officers. Durango Wage Earner – January 24, 1907 – Telegraph News – Trinidad, Jan. 23 – Early this morning an explosion occurred in the Colorado Fuel & Iron company's coal mine at Primero and twenty men are reported killed. The mine is the largest in these parts. The explosion is presumed to be due to a windy shot. A relief train left here with doctors and nurses for the scene of the disaster, twenty miles away. The first body recovered was that of Frank Hobart, a timberman. Details of the accident have not yet been received. Communication facilities between Trinidad and Primero are entirely inadequate and it is very difficult to get any details of the catastrophe. The Colorado Fuel & Iron company owns the only telegraph line connecting the camp and news of the explosion, except that destined for main offices in Denver, is religiously excluded. The telephone wire is owned by the Colorado Telephone company, but the only place in Primero where any information regarding the accident can be obtained is at the Colorado Fuel & Iron company's store, where, as might be expected, the employes are not inclined to give out anything for publication, as it is against strict orders and it might lead to dismissal from service. The mine where the explosion took place is fully a mile from the company's store. It is understood that the greatest excitement exists at the mine, where rescue gangs are hard at work clearing away the debris and locating the bodies of the dead miners. At the company's store a statement was given out rather belittling the seriousness of the accident, but the fact remains that many are dead. The company says they are all foreigners. Telluride Daily Journal – January 24, 1907 – 24 Killed in an Explosion at Trinidad – Trinidad, Jan. 24 – A rescue party worked all night in two hour shifts at the Primero coal mine where an explosion occurred yesterday morning, but little progress was made owing to the large quantity of wreckage in the way. The bodies of four dead have been recovered and according to the best information obtainable twelve more miners are missing and supposed to be dead in the mine. They are all foreigners. Had the explosion occurred in the day time over 100 men would have been entombed. Later – Official announcement was made this afternoon at the local office of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company that 24 were killed by the Primero explosion. Creede Candle – January 26, 1907 – Mine Explosion – Twenty Lives Believed to be Lost at Primero – Shock Like an Earthquake – Deadly Disaster in Las Animas County Mine of Colorado Fuel & Iron Company – Frantic Woman and Children Looking for Lost Ones – Denver – A Trinidad special to the Republican Wednesday night says: One of the worst mine disasters which has visited southern Colorado for a year was an explosion in the mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, at Primero, about 3 o'clock this morning, which is believed to have caused the death of twenty miners, the entire shift, besides badly wrecking parts of the mine. The explosion was felt throughout the camp rocking houses and causing the inhabitants to believe that an earthquake had visited that section, and the populace, so rudely awakened, fled terror stricken from their homes. Excitement soon was intense. The latest information to-night is that twenty men were in the mine and it is the general belief that all are dead. At 7 o'clock tonight a total of four bodies had been recovered, the name of only one being given. He was Frank Hobat, a miner, whose body was recovered this morning near the main entrance to the mine. Among the known dead is R. J. Lumley, the fire boss, who is believed to be the only American caught in the disaster, the others being Italians and Austrians. The force of the explosion stopped the fan which conveys air into the mine. The main entrance is blocked with a mass of rock and timber as are also the two air shafts which were the only possible means of escape for the entombed men, had any of them been fortunate enough to have been alive. It is believed that those who were not instantly killed were suffocated by the afterdamp, as all means of escape were cut off. The mine in which the explosion occurred is known as the North mine, it being located north of the other mines of that camp. Late to-night the mine had only been penetrated 200 feet through the main entrance. The work of the rescue party is most difficult. Large boulders, some weighing several tons, blocked the entrance. Timbers were broken like toothpicks, letting down tons and tons of earth and other debris. Miners from nearby camps flocked to the rescue of their fellow workmen at the first news of the disaster and as a result several hundred men are on the ground ready to render all assistance possible. News of the explosion went quickly through the camp this morning and within a few minutes the main entrance was surrounded with frantic women and children looking for their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons. Many of the women in their excitement attempted to assist the miners in gaining entrance to the mine, but they soon saw that their efforts were futile and then it slowly dawned upon them that all in the mine were dead. The scenes were pitiful. Fort Collins Courier – January 30, 1907 – Bodies of 12 Coal Miners Recovered – Special to the Courier – Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 25 – After working all night the rescuing party at the Primero coal mine, was rewarded by the recovery of four more bodies at an early hour this morning. The bodies of twelve of the unfortunate victims have now been taken from the mine. The rescue party has penetrated through the main entrance of the mine nearly half a mile. The men have been constantly at work, day and night, since the explosion early last Wednesday morning. Durango Democrat – January 26, 1907 – 23 Bodies Recovered From the Mine at Primero – Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 25 – Twenty-three bodies of the victims of the explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron company had been recovered by nightfall today. Only one body remains in the mine, that of R. J. Lumley, the only American who met death in the explosion. It develops that the interior of the mine is not so badly wrecked as was at first reported. Golden Colorado Transcript – February 7, 1907 – In response to a request from Pasqualo Corte, Italian consul, Governor Buchtel has undertaken an inquiry into the recent accident in the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company coal mine at Primero, in the southern coal fields, where a number of coal miners lost their lives. He is most anxious to get at the bottom and learn whether anything can be done by the state to prevent such accidents in the future. He has instructed the coal mine inspector to go to the scene and make a thorough investigation a second time. Summit County Journal – February 9, 1907 – Investigating Mine Explosion – Denver – A Trinidad dispatch Tuesday night says: John B. D. Jones, state coal mine inspector, accompanied by Deputy Griffith, arrived today from Denver and went at once to Primero, where they will make a special investigation into the explosion there in which twenty-four lives were lost. Mr. Jones and his deputy were sent here to make a special inquiry on request of Italian Consul Corte. Mr. Jones said: “The result of my investigation will be given first to Governor Buchtel. I do not know how long it will take and I may be at Primero the rest of the week. The examination will be most thorough.” Note: Gioanni Sajn is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Library's collection entitled “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” It lists Gioanni Sajn as a Hungarian, age 30, and single. He was working as a “day man” for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust.



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