The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Salbato, Jennie C.
Jennie C. Salbato - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2005 - Jennie C. Salbato, age 79, passed away at Mount San Rafael Hospital on March 17, 2005. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Nov. 11, 1925, to Frances (Muzzilo) and Bartolo Dolce. On Sept. 11, 1942, Jennie was united in marriage to Louie Salbato in Trinidad, Colo. Jennie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her “boys.” She was also very fond of all of her grandchildren, who brought her much joy and comfort. Jennie enjoyed birthday parties and making elaborate cakes for her family. Jennie also was an avid Broncos fan, and before her illness, loved her bowling league and spending time with her league friends. We all will miss her laugh. She always will be remembered with a smile and much love. Preceding her in death are parents, Frances and Bartolo Dolce; sisters, Rose Snell, Josephine Dolce; brothers, Tony Dolce, Roy Dolce, Sam Dolce, Bert Dolce and Leo Dolce. Survivors are husband, Louie Salbato, Trinidad; sons, Larry (Linda) Salbato, Pueblo, Matthew (Kimberly) Salbato, Trinidad; brothers, Steve Dolce, Denver, Nick Dolce, California; grandchildren, Stacie (Greg) Parker, Pueblo, Tracey (Roy) Hockman, Pueblo, Jason Salbato, Josh Velasquez, Pueblo, Stephanie Salbato, Pueblo, Jayme Tortorelli, Colorado Springs, Kasey Tortorelli, Trinidad, Brandon Tortorelli, Trinidad; great-grandchildren, Tylan and Trent Hockman, Clayton Parker; brother and sister-in-law, Albino (Cordy) Salbato, California; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends including Lori and Newton Perry, Trinidad, Barbara and Tom Power, Trinidad. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Guardian Angel Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Power, Manuel Lujan, Newton Perry, Richard Armijo, Fred Talentino, Ed Rains, Ed Cappellucci and Danny Cappellucci. Active pallbearers are Jason Salbato, Josh Velasquez, Greg Parker, Roy Hockman, Kevin Guagliardo, and Bill Mattorano. Immediately following the funeral, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph Hall.

Salber, Charles
Charles Salber - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 17, 1915 - Mrs. Agnes Salber Held as Slayer - Trinidad - Charged with the murder of her husband Charles Salber, a barber, who died on the night of Nov. 30 from a bullet would in his head, alleged at the time to have been self-inflicted, Mrs. Agnes Salber, wife of the dead man, was arrested upon an information filed by the district attorney. The information was filed at the request of Jean Salber, a brother. The arrest of the woman followed as a result of the report of the coroner's jury, which recommended that the woman be held for further investigation. Salber had several thousand dollars in life insurance, and married the woman now in custody at Raton, N.M., last July.

Salbia, Maurice
Maurice Saliba - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2001 - Age 77, Walsenburg, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001. Survived by his sisters, Margo Damus, San Bernardino, Calif., Lucille Rice, Denver, Olga Azar, Trinidad, Yvonne (Edmund) Prendergast, Denver, Arlene Cunningham, Jacqueline (Willis) Gabriel, San Bernardino, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Saliba, on Dec. 8, 1983. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church, Rev. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Salda, Robert Sr.
Robert Salda Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2001 - Age 73, of Pueblo, passed away March 28, 2001. Born Dec. 5, 1927, to Pedro and Maria (Salgado) Salda, both deceased. Also preceded in death by son, Anthony Paul Salda; and sister, Carmen Avila. Survived by wife, Lillian Rose, of the family home. Also survived by children, Deborah (Jerry) Fillspipe of Lafayette, Colo., Robert (Judy) Salda of Pueblo, Rosalie (Benito) Pe of Colorado Springs, Daniel Salda of Pueblo, Steven Salda of Denver, Richard (Denise) Salda of Pueblo and his grandson, Paul Anthony Salda, raised as his son. Also survived by sisters, Soledad Sosa of Pueblo, Evelia Trejo of Pueblo, Amparo Curiel of Chuhuahua, Mexico; brother, Silverio Salda of Pueblo; six grandchildren, Francisco Fillspipe, Paul Anthony Salda, Michael Salda, Rebeka Pe, Patricia Salda, Ana Pe; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of relatives and friends. Robert graduated high school from Bent County School Dist. 6 in 1943. He was a Korean veteran and served in Korea in the U.S. Army and retired with 30 years of service from the P.A.D. He received the Occupation Medal (Japan), United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal W/1 and the Bronze Service Star. Robert also enjoyed elk hunting, watching sports, arm wrestling, yard work and the time spent with his family. After his retirement, he owned and operated Dog Patch Liquors for a number of years and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Leander, 1438 E. 7th St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at 1309 E. 8th St., home of son Robert Jr., following graveside service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Saldana, Monico B.
Monico B. "Dadu" Saldana - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Monico B. "Dadu" Saldana, 84, passed away April 9, 1999. Survived by his wife, Frances Saldana, of the family home- daughters, Helen (Charles) Gallegos and Angelina Sanchez, both of Pueblo, and Arlene (Edward) Apodaca of Aurora- sisters, Mary Garcia and Beatrice Arellano- brother, Henry Saldana, all of Pueblo. Affectionately known and will be remembered by his 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren as "Dadu." Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Lowe in 1994- mother, Bacilia Saldana, in 1988- and father, Anastacio Saldana in 1972. Born on May 4, 1914, in Jalisco, Mexico. Monico retired from CF&I where he worked in the wire mill. He loved the mountains and loved to travel. He will lie in state from noon until 5:00 p.m. today and from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, at Scared Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, with the Rev. Father Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant. Cremation will follow at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Saldana, Pedro
Pedro Saldana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1987 - Pedro Saldana, Pueblo resident since 1949, passed away Feb. 18, 1987. Mr. Saldana was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mr. Saldana was preceded in death by one grandson, Anthony Saldana, in June of 1984. Survivors include his wife, Maria Saldana of the family home; four daughters, Amparo Curiel of Chihuahua (Chic), Mexico, Evelia Trejo, Soledad Sosa, both of Pueblo, and Carmen Avila of Las Animas and two sons, Silverio Saldana and Robert (Lilly) Saldana, both of Pueblo; one brother, Jesus Saldana of Mexico City, Mexico. Also surviving are 37 grandchildren and 84 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. The rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and the funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Both services will be held at St. Leander Church with the Rev. Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Saldibar, Faustino
Faustino Saldibar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1968 - Faustino Saldibar late of 1237 Bohmen and a Pueblo resident since 1911. Rosary Recitation 7:30 p.m. Monday at Our Chapel and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery, Family at 1237 Bohmen, home of Mrs. Felipe Quintanilla.

Saler, James Phillip
James Phillip Saler - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2005 - James Phillip Saler, CW3, Ret., 40, of Pueblo West, a Tri-State Care Flight pilot, died in a helicopter crash near Mancos, Colo., on June 30, 2005. Survived by his wife, Janet Byers Saler; daughters, Natalie, Danielle and Christine; parents, Marilyn and Lee Horn; father, James Saler; mother and father-in-law, Curt and Tonie Byers; sisters, Sharon Mancuoso and Lisa (Lawrence) Tachibana; and numerous other family members and friends. Jim was born March 11, 1965, in Orange, Calif., and graduated in 1983 from South Tahoe High School in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. He retired on June 30, 2005, as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, having served 20 years in the U.S. Army. He began his military career as an infantryman, where he served in "Operation Just Cause" in Panama and "Operation Able Sentry" in Macedonia. In 1995, he was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School. After graduation, he attended the Army Aviation Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala. Jim served two tours of duty in the Middle East, his most recent tour as a Medivac pilot with the 571st Med Company Air Ambulance from Fort Carson, Colo. He served in "Operation Iraqi Freedom," returning back to Fort Carson in November 2003. An avid skier, he also loved spending time with his family, camping and fishing. He had a special talent for building furniture, cabinets and other woodcrafts. Jim touched the lives of many people. He was an inspiration and a role model to those who knew him. He was an individual who always put other's needs before his own. Becoming a pilot was his lifelong dream, and now his spirit will soar forever. You always will be in our hearts. We love you, Jim. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with military honors by the Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Salerno, Marge
Marge Salerno - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Marge Salerno, 78, born July 21, 1925, passed away Sept. 4, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Tony J. Salerno. Survived by her son, Tony L. Salerno, Pueblo; daughter, Kathy (John) Mulay of Kalamazoo, Mich..; grandchildren, Brian Mulay, New York, and Denene Mulay Koch and Jeremy Koch of New Jersey; and great-grandchild, Jason Mulay Koch. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Fred (Alvina) Linza, Salida, Dominic (Catherine) Linza, Grand Junction, Ernest (Melvina) Linza, Salida, Frances (Stewart) Smith, Pueblo, Pete (Sharon) Salerno, Salida, Lucy (Joe) Deluca, Salida and Clara (Alvin) Davidson of Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to offer special thanks to the special guardian angels that helped her to a peaceful death, Karla Cordova, Kay Freeman, Carrie Robinson and Deacon John Wertz, all of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Marge's family is so grateful for their caring and spiritual guidance. She is also survived by special loving neighbors who she considered family, Jim and Julie Cline, Delores Bradley and Donna Rhordes, who were with her daily to help carry the burden of her final days. At her request cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Marge's memory.

Salerno, Tony J.
Tony J. Salerno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2001 - Tony J. Salerno, 84, born April 18, 1916, passed away Feb. 15, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marge Salerno; children, Kathy (John) Mulay and Tony Lee Salerno; grandchildren, Denene (Jeremy) Koch and Brian Mulay; sisters, Clara (Alvin) Davidson, Lucy (Joe) DeLuca and Frances (Stewart) Smith; and brothers, Paul Salerno and Pete (Sharon) Salerno. Tony was a vet having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a barber for 37 years at Tony's Barber Shop on East Eighth Street. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.

Saliba, Delores
Delores Strauss Saliba – Huerfano World – February 2, 2006 – Delores Strauss Saliba, age 93, died Jan. 12, 2006 in Bellville, TX. Dr. Nick Saliba and Dee lived in Walsenburg in the early 1950's and were close to their many friends here. Both Aunt Dee and Uncle Nick were dearly loved by their extended Walsenburg family, the Farises, the Murrs, and the Thachs. They left Walsenburg for Dr. Nick to do more surgery training and ended up in Denver. There Dr. Nick was a surgeon with the Presbyterian Hospital. Dee was a very active volunteer at the hospital and worked with Bonfils Blood Bank. Several years after her husband's death in 1987, Dee returned to Bellville to share her last years with her brother, Sonny and his family. In her final years she lived with her niece, Marsha and Marsha's son Chase, now age 18. Chase and Marsha were very close to “Aunt Dee” and they all enjoyed a supportive three generation home, each playing a loving, supportive role to one another. Dee was a very special person, and respected and loved member of the many communities where she lived. A memorial service was held in the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bellville on Sunday, Jan. 15. A memorial will be held in her honor in Walsenburg in the summer of 2006.

Saliba, George
George Saliba - Huerfano World - January 16, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1943: District Judge John L. East sentenced Louis Vasek, east Huerfano County rancher, to a three-seven year sentence for voluntary manslaughter for killing George Saliba, prominent county rancher and businessman. [Editor's Note: George Saliba died September 5, 1942. Obituary listed World Independent, September 8, 1942, Page 1 and 4, World Independent, September 10, 1942, Page 1, and World Independent, September 11, 1942, Pages 1, 3 and 8.]

Saliba, Maurice
Maurice Saliba - Huerfano World - January 11, 2001 - Maurice Saliba, 77, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 4, 2001. Mr. Saliba was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Walsenburg to the late George and Zubida Riashi Saliba. He was an Army veteran having served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from the University of Colorado and was a member of St. Mary Church, Phi Delta Theta and a past member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association. Mr. Saliba is survived by his sisters, Marge Damus, San Bernardino, CA, Lucille Rice, Denver, Olga Azar, Trinidad, Yvonne (Edmund) Prendergast, Denver and Jacqueline (Willis) Gabriel, San Bernardino, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Saliba on Dec. 8, 1983. Funeral mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, St. Mary Church with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Saliba, Saloom
Saloom Saliba - World Independent – October 18, 1944 - Saloom Saliba, 85, a resident of Huerfano county since 1902, and a retired merchant and sheep-raiser, died late Tuesday night at his home, 232 West Third street. He was born in Syria Jan. 8, 1859 but came direct to Huerfano county in 1902. He has lived here continuously since that time. Survivors include one son, Major Nicholas Saliba, a member of the U.S. Army medical corps, stationed at Charlotte, N.C., although he was at his father's bedside at the time of his death. Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Louise Faris of Gardner, Mrs. Pete Capparos of Walsenburg and Mrs. Naceebie Saliba in Syria; and one brother, Jacob John of La Jara, Colo. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Community church, with interment in the Masonic cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Salimeno, Arthur E.
Arthur E. Salimeno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2004 - Arthur E. Salimeno, 91, passed away Feb. 5, 2004. He is preceded in death by brothers, Nick, Joe, Louis, Floyd and John; sisters, Ann Ciavonne, Sue Caruso, Nell DeVencenty, Marjorie Gernazio, Melda English, Mae Sarlo and Rose Fowler. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary; sons, Gary (Kathy) and David (Penny Cline); daughter, Cheryl Trimble (Terry Davis); grandchildren, Kirt Salimeno and Carrie (Chad) Wildin; sister, Helene (Bob) Myer; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and other relatives. Arthur was the owner of Spudnut Donut Shop for 13 years. He also worked at the Rocky Mountain Optical Shop for 12 years. Arthur was a musician for most of his life. He played with numerous bands, most recently “The Music Makers.” He was a member of the Pueblo Elks No. 90, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145 and the Pueblo Musician's Association. He was an avid sports fan. Among his favorite teams were the Yankees and Notre Dame. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. with rosary to follow, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Following interment there will be a luncheon at St. Joseph Hall.

Salimeno, John A.
John A. Salimeno - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1997 - John A. Salimeno, age 89, born Oct. 23, 1907, passed away Sept. 15, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Cortese Salimeno in 1990. Survived by his children, John (Kathy) Salimeno Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., Joyce (Vince) Vigil and Janet Salimeno, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Kristi (Bryan) Arellano, Joe Vigil and Stephen and Nathan Henson, Pueblo- brother and sisters, Arthur (Mary) Salimeno, Melda English and Mae Sarlo of Pueblo, Helene (Bob) Myer, Golden, Colo., and Rose (Jack) Fowler, Ogden, Utah- and several nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Also preceded in death by brothers, Nick, Joe, Lewis and Floyd Salimeno- sisters, Ann Ciavonne, Sue Caruso, Nell DeVencenty and Marjorie Gernazio. Mr. Salimeno grew up on the family farm on St. Charles Mesa and graduated from Pleasant View High School. Mr. Salimeno was a lifelong Pueblo resident who retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation after 30 years of service where he worked as a foreman in the 40" Mill. Mr. Salimeno was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese parish, Pueblo Elks No. 90, Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 145, Retired Men's Club Local 2102. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and may be contacted at 79 Portero Drive

Salimeno, John A. Jr.
John A. Salimeno Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2002 - John A. Salimeno Jr., born Jan. 26, 1944, departed this life on Nov. 20, 2002, after a three-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Kathy; and his faithful canine companion, Tommy. Predeceased by his parents, Pauline and John Salimeno. He is survived by sisters, Joyce (Vince) Vigil and Janet Salimeno; sister-in-law, Bev DeLeon; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret and Frank Pickett; niece Kristi (Bryan) Arellano; nephews, Joe (Kelsi) Vigil, Stephen and Nathan Henson; two great nieces and one great nephew; 13 godchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. John attended schools in Pueblo, Colo., and was a 1962 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. As quarterback of the football team, he led the Central Wildcats to the State Championship in 1961. After attending Colorado State University on a football scholarship for one year, he returned to USC (then Southern Colorado State College) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in l967. He served in the Army Reserves for six years after graduation and upon his return after active duty, John was employed at Zebulon Pike Detention Center in Colorado Springs. He later was promoted to probation officer for the State of Colorado and was instrumental in procuring the first computer in the Probation Department of the Fourth Judicial District. He spearheaded the implementation of the probation volunteer program in Colorado Springs, and, along with a small committee of co-workers, John was responsible for introducing the Workout Ltd. Program, which is still serving that community. He advanced to probation supervisor in Colorado Springs, and subsequently to State Volunteer Coordinator in Denver. In 1979, he left the State Probation Department to pursue other interests and goals in Colorado Springs. In 1989, "Sal" began his working relationship with lifelong friend Hoss (Gary) Thompson, first in investigations and eventually as a probation supervisor with T.I. Probation Services. He was respected and admired by co-workers and associates throughout the judicial community. John's passions in life were simple: being with friends, family gatherings, golf with his buddies, football (especially the Denver Broncos and John Elway), the New York Yankees, good food (all of his Pueblo favorites), keeping company with his special friend, his dog Tommy, and dressing ''to the hilt." John was loved and cherished, and he will be missed by all who knew him and whose lives he touched, even briefly. Services will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Colorado Springs, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at 1 p.m., and again in Pueblo, Colo., at St. Francis Xavier Church (611 Logan Ave.) on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to: John A. Salimeno Memorial Fund, c/o T.I. Probation Services, 109 E. Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Evergreen Funeral Home kindly handled arrangements. "Maybe to be needed, a man doesn't always have to be doing something. He can just be there. Like a star. A fixed point. For others to take their bearings from."

Salinas, Armanda de la Cruz
Armanda de la Cruz Salinas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Armanda de la Cruz Salinas, 87, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Aug. 26, 2004. Born Jan. 17, 1917, in Buenasevi, Durango, Mexico, the youngest of seven children. Predeceased by her parents, Anastacio and Carmen Soto De La Cruz; her husband, Eduardo Salinas; her son, Juan "El Tejano" Salinas; son-in-law, Leonel Lopez. She was a loving, understanding mother of 11 children of which six survive her passing; daughter, Maria Elena (Irineo) Zapien, Evarista Nieto, Claudio (Bertha) Salinas, Elvira (James) Gonzales, Jose Ramon (Maria de Jesus) Salinas, Maria de Jesus (Arturo) Saucedo, Martha Lopez. She also raised two children as her own, Jorge (Blanca) Salinas, Carmen Alisia (Raul) Zamarripa; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Seferina De La Cruz. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Salinas, Jack
Jack Salinas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1987 - Jack Salinas, 72, passed away May 10, 1987. Mr. Salinas is survived by four sons, Jack Salinas of Pueblo, Ted Salinas of Denver, Joe Salinas of California, and Rudy Valdez and daughter, Laura Valdez, both of Denver. He is survived also by one sister, Consuelo Sirras, of Mexico; and brother, Faustino Salinas, of Texas. Visitation hours today from noon until time of service at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Scripture service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at Imperial Chapel with Father Ron Roche officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Salinas, Juan
Juan "El Tejano" Salinas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1987 - Juan "El Tejano" Salinas, 1516 Claremont, departed this life Feb. 3, 1987, in Pueblo. Born Nov. 24, 1933, in El Pueblito Chihuahua, Mexico. Survived by wife, Evarista Nieto Salinas; children, Jose (Blanca) Salinas, Jorge (Guadalupe) Salinas, Juan (Silvia) Salinas, Eduardo Salinas, Guadalupe (Ubaldo) Perez, all of Pueblo; Angelina Salinas, Maria (Jesus) Munoz, Odessa, Texas; parents, Armanda and Eduardo Salinas, Pueblo; two brothers, Flavio (Bertha) Salinas, Pueblo; Ramon (Maria) Salinas, Chihuahua, Mexico; four sisters, Elvira (James) Gonzales, Martha (Lionel) Lopez, Elena (Neo) Zapien, Maria (Arturo) Saucedo, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Holy Family Church.

Salkbrenner, Frederick B.
Frederick B. Salkbrenner - Rocky Mountain News – April 20, 1911 Died – Pueblo, Colo., to Olinger's Mortuary, notice later.

Sallee, Velma C.
Velma Corinne Sallee - Huerfano World - September 9, 1993 - Velma Corinne Sallee, 64, of Gardner, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1993, in Huerfano Medical Center where she was a patient. Born Feb. 17, 1929 in Forgan, OK, she was a rancher, farmer and nursery-person and enjoyed helping out at Malachite School Farm. She is survived by two daughters, Shirlee Griggs and Leslie Piquette, Grand junction; a sister, Virginia Engelman, Buffalo, KS; three grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Gardner Methodist Church and burial was in Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Sallee, William Norman
William Norman Sallee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - Resthaven Memory Gardens Fort Collins William Norman Sallee, 78, formerly of La Junta, passed away Sept. 28, 1999, at Sierra Vista Nursing Home in Loveland. Born Sept. 23, 1921, in Hartman, Colo., to Margaret and Estes Sallee. He moved to Loveland in 1974 and spent most of his life taking care of cattle and horses. As a Silver Leaf Assisted Living resident, he enjoyed barbeques and taking care of the gardens. Survived by his son, Gaylord Norman Sallee, La Junta; daughters, RoxAnne Davis, Las Animas, and Rhonda Allen, Lubbock, Texas; sisters, Opal Walker, Ft. Collins, and Stella Neugebauer, Fountain; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Selna Dennis; and an infant brother. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Interment, Resthaven Memory Gardens, Ft. Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Salm, Eleanor Marie
Eleanor Marie Salm - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2006 - Sister Eleanor Marie dies at age 99 - Eleanor Marie Salm, 99 and a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, was buried Tuesday in the cemetery at her community's motherhouse in Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. She died Nov. 17. The Ohio native, born Mary Elizabeth Salm, entered the convent in 1926 and had served as a teacher in Pueblo and Denver, among several communities. In 1980, she returned to the motherhouse to serve as a chaplain, a post she held until the year 2000. Memorials may be made in her name to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Rd., Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Salmon, Joseph
Joseph Salmon – Durango Democrat – June 21, 1903 – Body of Joseph Salmon, who was found at Trinidad with throat cut. Note: I promise that the obit read such as it is – with poor grammar.

Salmon, Mary Zella
Mary Zella Salmon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1986 - Mrs. Mary Zella Salmon passed away at home, Sunday, March 9, 1986. Survived by her son, Ted Salmon, Missouri; grandson, Bob (Susan) Salmon; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Abigail, Zebulon, and Sarah Salmon, all of Missouri; niece, Mrs. Evelyn (George) Pettit; grand-niece, Jo Anna Alber; great-grandniece and nephew, Georgianna (Rich) Lipich, and Gino Balloga, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous other great-grandnieces and nephews, many friends and a close friend, Mrs. Dorothy Greve, Pueblo. Predeceased by her husband, Earl Thomas Salmon in 1959. Born July 1, 1903, in Leesville, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo area resident Member of the Park Hill Christian Church. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Duke Brown officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Jo Anna Alber, 633 Jackson.

Salom, Billy S.
Billy S. Salmon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - Billy S. Salmon, 82, of Walsenburg, passed away April 4, 1999. Born July 22,1916, in Groom, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, John Salmon and Mary Margaret Killion, and one sister, Jeanette Ruth Wight. Survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Salmon of Phoenix, Ariz., and one sister, Frances K. (Marvin) Davis of Walsenburg. , 11 a.m. Friday at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg, Pastor Paul Stroh officiating. Cremation to follow. Huerfano World - April 8, 1999 - Billy S. Salmon, 82, of Walsenburg, formerly of Phoenix, AZ, died April 4, 1999 in Walsenburg. Born July 22, 1916 to John and Mary Margaret Salmon in Groom TX, he was a cowboy. He is survived by a sister, Frances K. Davis, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Memorial funeral service will be Friday, April 9, at 11 AM from the Romero Family Funeral Home.

Salvator, Fanuel
Fanuel Salvator - Blue Valley Times - June 21, 1912 - Trinidad - The breaking of a bean bag when it struck Fanuel Salvator, aged three, in the mouth resulted in his death. He threw the bean bag toward the ceiling. Falling, it struck the boy in the mouth. One of the beans then went down his throat and he strangled to death.

Salvatore, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Salvatore - The Sacramento Bee - July 5, 2004 - In Sacramento, on July 1, 2004. Beloved Husband of the late Lillian Salvatore. Loving father of Robert Salvatore and wife Irene, Kathy Horgan and husband Michael and the late Frederick Salvatore. Grandfather of Ray, Dino, Joe Salvatori and Donna Veltri, and their families. A native of Sopris and Trinidad, Colorado and resident of Sacramento for 49 years, aged 86. Friends are welcome for visitation at W.F. Gormley & Sons Chapel, 2015 Capitol Avenue, Wednesday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and are invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Chapel, on Thursday, at 10:00 am. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery.

Salvatore, William James
William "Bill" James Salvatore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1999 - William "Bill" James Salvatore passed away at home on Dec. 7, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Former Trinidad resident, Bill was born to Pete and Jane Salvatore on Feb. 9, 1924, in Sopris, Colo. He was a retired coal miner and also worked for many years at the Trinidad Power Plant. Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie, in 1981; sisters, Blanche, Hazel and Florence; and brothers, John and Sam. He is survived by his daughter, Mary (Don), Pueblo; sons, Bill (Kathie), Aurora, George (Sandy), Colorado Springs, and Paul (June), Pueblo; seven granddaughters; six grandsons; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law. He was a man of unconditional love and totally devoted to his family and his convictions. He had been a friend of Bill W. for 13 years and a member devoted to service in the prisons and local groups. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Services will be held in Trinidad at Holy Trinity Church, with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, with interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. There will be a memorial service for Bill in Pueblo at Holy Family Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. The family may be contacted at 2601 Grand, Pueblo.

Salvitelli, Charles Carmen
Charles Carmen Salvitelli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1997 - Charles Carmen Salvitelli, 74, passed away July 21, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Norma Salvitelli. Survived by six stepchildren, Connie Martin, Pueblo, Janet (John) Armijo, Rye, Calvin (Linda) Martin, Juanita (John) Dasher, both of Pueblo, Rocky (Debbie) Martin, Fritch, Texas, Billy (Kathy) Martin, Bastrop, Texas- 21 grandchildren- 28 great-grandchildren- 2 great-great-grandchildren- brothers, Al (Bertha) Crispi, Tony Marfitano, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Salvitelli served in the 101st Infantry from December 1942 to August 1945. He worked at CF&I for 43 years in the tube mill, was an avid fisherman, history buff and numismatic. Graveside services, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Salvitelli, Mabel Martha
Mabel Martha Salvitelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1998 - Macy & Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville, Ore. - Mabel Martha Salvitelli, 73, of Aumsville, Ore., died Oct. 15, 1998, at Alma Katherine Foster Care Home in Aumsville. She was born March 8, 1925, in Delhart, Texas, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Beatrice Watson Kittle. Raised and educated in Canon City. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo and was a restaurant manager at Broadway's Restaurant for many years. She was married to Eldon Lawerance in 1942 and divorced in 1959. She married Louis Salvitelli in 1962. She moved to Salem, Ore., in 1991. She enjoyed hosting parties, the ocean, fishing, a variety of games, horseback riding and most of all her family and friends. She had many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1982. Survived by sisters, Judy Blakley, Salem, Ore., and Joyce Hayes, Cheyenne, Wyo.- and brothers, Burt Kittle, Pueblo, and Jerry Kittle, Englewood. Private family services in Salem on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998.

Salvo, Mary
Mary Salvo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2002 - Age 94, born Aug. 31, 1907, passed away March 13, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Kocman; her husband of 49 years, Sam Salvo; son, Sam Salvo Jr.; brothers, Rudolph and Edward Kocman; sisters, Angela Medved and Steffie Samples; and daughter-in-law, Christine Salvo. Survived by her sons, Eugene and Robert; daughter, Carolyn Drewry; sisters, Ann Skender, Pueblo, and Millie Cosimano of Fulton, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, LaVerne Salvo; grandchildren, Ricky, Gina, Sam, Kristi and Eddie; and great-grandchildren, Angelina, Robie, Jacqalyne and Sam. Mary and her friends loved catering for weddings and parties throughout Pueblo for many years. She was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7, St. Joseph Lodge, St. Theresa Lodge and St. Joseph Parish. Special thanks to the staff of University Park Care Center for their support and care of Mary. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends after the interment service at St. Joseph's Cafeteria, 1145 S. Aspen. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. - Mary Salvo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2002 - Please Note: Also survived by grandson-in-law, Todd Greenwell. Viewing, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends after the interment service at St. Joseph's Cafeteria, 1145 S. Aspen. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Salvo, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Salvo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2004 - Robert Lee Salvo, age 62, born June 19, 1941, passed away April 29, 2004. Survived by his brother, Gene; sister, Carolyn; nephews, Rick, Sam and Edward; and nieces, Gina and Kristi. Also survived by grandnieces, Angelina and Jacqalyne; grandnephew, Sam; and former wife, Sharon. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Sam and Mary Salvo; and brother, Sam Salvo. Robert was employed by the Pueblo County Road and Bridge Department for over 30 years. At his request, cremation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Robert's memory.

Salvo, Sam A.
Sam A. Salvo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2000 - Sam A. Salvo, age 73 of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2000. Born in Pueblo to Sam A. and Mary Salvo. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; son, Sam Salvo; mother, Mary Salvo; and grandchildren, Angelina Jacquelyne and Sam Salvo IV. Also survived by his sister, Carolyn Drewry; brothers, Eugene and Robert Salvo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Sam A. Salvo Sr. Mr. Salvo served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 145, a life member of Elks Lodge No. 611. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 40 years of service. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Scripture service Thursday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Sam's memory in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive family and friends in the church reception hall after the service. Please use parking lot entrance to church.

Samansky, William
William Samansky - World Independent – November 26, 1947 – William Samansky, a resident of Pryor for the past 30 years, died at his home there Monday. He was a retired coal miner. He was born July 6, 1876, at Kujov, Czechoslavakia. He is survived by his widow, Anna, of the Pryor home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. [Possible death, 1946]

Samberson, Mildred
Mildred Samberson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2003 - Mildred Samberson, 85, passed away July 28, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Samberson; son, Lory Samberson; infant daughter; parents, William Edington and Anna Edington-Speer; stepfather, Howard Speer; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Roper, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Edington; three sisters; and one brother. Survived by daughter, Anna Jean (Robert) Easton; daughter-in-law, Nadine Samberson; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy (Silas) Spaulding. Mildred loved to sew and crochet. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Samec, Lena C.
Lena C. Samec - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1999 - Lena C. Samec, 86, passed away July 4, 1999 . Survived by her son, Raymon E. (Frances) Samec of Pueblo- grandchildren, Roxanne (Todd) Campbell of Loveland, Colo., Janelle (Timothy) Sheppard of Pueblo, Lori (Casey) Brown of Littleton, Colo., Amy (Dean) Huth of Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Ashley and Terah Campbell, Linsey Sheppard, Sara and Joseph Brown and Noah Huth- nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Samec on April 16, 1983.Born to Henry and Martha (nee Kretschmar) Ahlers on Jan. 19, 1913, in Pueblo. Mrs. Samec retired from the Pueblo School District administration office after 21 years of service. She was a longtime, active member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she belonged to the Good Shepherd Auxiliary, Altar Guild and Friendship Circle. She also loved to sew, cook, bake, fish and garden. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7,1999 , at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Samec, Ruth R.
Ruth R. Samec - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2004 - Ruth R. Samec, 86, departed this life Dec. 7, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Provost and Susie (Wetzler) Provost; stepmother, Mary Provost; sister, Martha Provost; brother, Lawrence Provost; and two infant daughters. Ruth is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mirko Samec; daughters, Martha (Kenneth) Price and Linda Samec; son, John Samec; grandchildren, Stuart Price (Denise Dougherty), Chris (Jill) Price and Jennifer (Pete) Severson; great-grandchildren, Conner Price, Grace and Ethan Severson; two brothers, James (Etta Mae) Provost and Melvin (Vesta Mae) Provost; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and “Sam,” her beloved pet. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Animal Welfare, 3420 W. Eighth St., Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Samek, Gladys F.
Gladys F. Samek - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2004 - Gladys F. Samek, 87, passed away July 25, 2004, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Born April 2, 1917, in Rustic Park, N.J., to Marshall and Clema Fox, who preceded her; along with her loving husband of 60 years, Vernon V. Samek. Survived by her children, Nancy (Keith) Humphries of Prescott, Ariz., Steven (Beverly) Samek of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Ali, Matthew, Nathan and Ashley Samek; sister, Marion Ruth (Lawrence) McCracken of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nieces, Linda (Wade) Knight of Temple, Texas, and Diane (David) Mueller of Oklahoma City, Okla. Gladys had a successful career as a secretary. Gladys also enjoyed sewing, gardening and most of all, helping to care for her grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1157 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO, 81004, in her memory. The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Pueblo for the special, loving care of our mother.

Samek, Vernon V.
Vernon V. Samek - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2001 - Vernon V. Samek, 84, passed away May 10, 2001, in Pueblo. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Yukon, Okla., to George and Agnes Samek, who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gladys Samek; children, Nancy (Keith) Humphries of Scottsdale, Ariz., Steve (Beverly) Samek of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Ali, Matthew, Nathan, Ashley Samek; brother, Van "Jack" (Juanita) Samek of West Hills, Calif.; and cousins. Vernon retired in 1976 from General Motors Acceptance Corp. in Denver, Colo., as accounting manager after 40 years of service. Vernon enjoyed gardening, automobiles and the Denver Broncos. Private family services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association of Colorado, 409 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Samento, Ernest
Ernest Samento - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1926 – Ernest Samento, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Samento, died at 927 Currie Avenue Monday. The funeral will take place at __ o'clock (this) Tuesday, September 28, at The Davis Mortuary.

Sammon, Albert D.
Albert D. Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2000 - Albert D. Sammon, 74, of Pueblo, passed away May 22, 2000. Mr. Sammon retired from the CF&I after 34 years of service. He was an avid Broncos and John Elway fan and loved golf, taking trips to Cripple Creek and watching wrestling. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack W. and Mary Sammon; his wife of 50 years, Lanette, in 1995; and son, Mitchell. Survivors include his children, Albert C. (Donna) Sammon, Jerry (Kum Sun) Sammon, Joyce (Glen) Butler and Michael Sammon; grandchildren, Christina, Barry, Jerry, David and Michelle; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Lanette, Cameron, Bryce, Brittany and Angel; brothers, Robert (Rose) and Gilbert (Rachel) Sammon; sisters, Nora (Ted) Stillwell, Josephine Cable, Bessie Sammon and Evelyn (Ed) Clark; and sister-in-law, LaVern (Ralph) Blood. Viewing from noon until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with funeral service to be at 3 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sammon, Gilbert P.
Gilbert P. Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Gilbert P. "Sam" Sammon, 81, passed away on Nov. 10, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary Sammon; one brother; two sisters; his son, Red; and his daughter, Linda. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rachel; and his son, Chuck of the family home; grandchildren, Mary Louise (Steve) McMichael, Rondi Richardson, Marci and Devin Sammon; four great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Lori Sammon; brother, Robert (Rose) Sammon; sisters, Nora Stillwell, Josephine Cable, Bessie Ortego and Evelyn (Ed) Clark; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Sam was a member of the Steel City Eagles FOE No. 3367, the American Legion Post No. 2, VFW No. 61 and the Steel City DAV No. 39. A special thank-you to Donna Zinanti "the pill lady" for her friendship and loving care of Sam. Rosary and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, Holy Family Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sammon, Jack
Jack Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1964 - Jack Sammon, 419 W. 17th passed away in Trinidad late Tuesday. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary Sammon of the family home and the father of Robert Sammon, Mrs. Mary Ironshell; Gilbert Sammon and Albert Sammon, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Nora Stillwell, New Orleans; Mrs. Josephine Holder, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Bessie Fernandez, New Orleans, and Mrs. Evelyn Clark, St. Louis. The brother of Bill Sammon, Pueblo; Mrs. Ruby LeFebre Pueblo; Mrs. Elizabeth Styles, Springer N.M. and Mrs. Bessie Caldwell, Walla Walla, Wash. The grandfather of 30. Mr. Sammon was a veteran of WW1 and a 30 year resident of Pueblo. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Arrangements will be announced later. Jack W. Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1964 - Funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by First Councilor John Ray. Interment will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Sammon, Jerry M. Sr.
Jerry M. Sammon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Jerry M. Sammon Sr., 58, passed away March 6, 2006. Survived by his wife, Cho Sammon; children, Jerry M. Sammon Jr., Michelle, David (Amada) Sammon; two grandchildren, Angel and Josh; siblings, Albert (Donna) Sammon, Joyce Butler and Michael Sammon; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, one niece and other family members; special friend, Marty Martinez; and many other friends. Jerry loved to fish and hunt, and take trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. He worked at CF&I for over 30 years. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sammon, Margaret
Margaret Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Margaret Sammon, 80, of Canon City, died Oct. 11, 2002. She was born on July 4, 1922, in Ramey (Near Ludlow), Colo., to Frank Roybel and Minnie Vigil. She was married to William Sammon. Mr. Sammon preceded her in death in 1993. She was an avid Bronco and baseball fan. An accomplished seamstress and cook, who loved to feed everyone. Margaret never knew a stranger, with her door always open for not only family, but to all that passed by. In her younger years, Margaret loved to spend time with family and friends camping and fishing in the Colorado mountains. Margaret never learned to drive, but life was always a journey which took her to many destinations throughout the United States. Mrs. Sammon is survived by children, Dorothy Gomez, Patricia Rainey, George (Debbie) Sammon, Ruth (Leonard) Martinez, Steven Hogue and Karla (Jeff) Sammon; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, (Jeanette Casaus, Mabel Taylor, Jim Sammon, Edward (Myrtle) Sammon, Hurley (Dorothy) Sammon, Lorraine Maestas and William (Hugh) Sammon; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law and two very special great-grandchildren, Courtney Dale Martinez and Chasmon Rainey. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at St. Benedict's, 622 W. 2nd St. Florence, Colo. Father Michael Murray, OSB, will be officiating the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Fremont County.

Sammon, Mary R.
Mary R. Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1996 - Mary R. Sammon, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 18, 1996, in La Place, La. Preceded in death by husband, Jack W. Sammon, in 1964; daughters, Betty, in 1941, and Mary Ann Geonetta, in 1994; sister, Frances Tafoya. She is survived by her children, Robert (Rose) Sammon, Gilbert (Rachel) Sammon, and Albert Sammon, all of Pueblo, Nora (Ted) Stillwell, La Place, La., Josephine Cable, Spencer, Okla., Bessie (Robert) Ortego, Kenner, La., and Evelyn (Edward) Clark, St. Charles, Mo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Second Ward. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Sammon, Ronald
Ronald "Red" Sammon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2001 - Ronald "Red" Sammon, age 51, departed this life on May 1, 2001, due to a prolonged illness. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 21 years, Laura Sammon; his parents, Gilbert and Rachel Sammon; and his brother, Chuck Sammon. Father of Meri Louise (Steve) McMichael, Rondi (Branden) Richardson, Marci Sammon, Regina (Lionel) Amos, Robert Tafoya, Denise (Wes) Brown and Tim Flower. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; numerous aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his sister, Linda Sammon. Red was a member of Steel City Eagles No. 3367 (FOE). Viewing, Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary and Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald Sammon Memorial Fund through Minnequa Bank.

Sammons, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Sammons - Huerfano World - March 4, 2004 - Shirley Ann Sammons, age 70, died Feb. 8, 2004 in Prescott, AZ, from a heart attack. She was born in Walsenburg on Aug, 18, 1933 to Ruth and James McFie. She attended Huerfano County High School, where she was known as Ann McFie or "Mac." While at HCHS, she participated in pep club as a twirler, played flute in the band, was an attendant for the football queen in her junior and senior years, and was one of the Class of 1951 Valedictorians. After graduating, Ann attended Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition. She married Clifton C. Sammons in 1955, and throughout his career as a mining engineer, they traveled globally with their four children. At the age of 38, she took refresher courses at Arizona State University to complete requirements for her American Dietetics Association registration, and then accepted a position as a clinical dietician in Phoenix, AZ. In 1977, she began her career with the Veteran's Administration, working in Albuquerque, NM, Denver, and then Prescott, AZ., She retired as the Chief of Dietetic Services in 1995. Upon retiring in Prescott, Ann truly enjoyed her membership and officer's position with the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She was an active member of the congregation and volunteered at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. In addition to having a passion for reading, she was an avid student of history, taking regular courses at Yavapai Learning Center. Retirement also allowed Ann to visit her sister, and her children and grandchildren often. Ann is survived by her sister, Nancy Rutherford and husband Robert, of Tigard, OR. She also is survived by her four children, Jill, Tobey and fiancé Doug Hudspeth, of Tempe, AZ; Jaclyn Brock and husband Bret, of Rosanky, TX; Jeff Sammons and wife Susan, of Las Vegas, NV; and Jane Tanaka and husband Tom, of Lakewood, CA. Also surviving her are her seven grandchildren: Stephanie, Jennifer, and Courtney Sammons, Kala and Cheryl Brock, Scott Tobey, and Melanie Tanaka. A memorial service was held in Prescott, AZ, on Feb. 14, 2004 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. A burial service will be held in Florence, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to any of Ann's favorite: American Heart Association; American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter; Salvation Army; Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Yavapai Humane Society.

Samora, Ernest J.
Ernest J. Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1997 - Ernest J. Samora, 47, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 26, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Born on Feb. 17, 1950, in Raton, N.M. Survived by parents, Eva F. and Russell DeLeon of Pueblo- son, Ernie Ruben Samora of Denver- and daughters, Nicole Samora and Maggie La Combe of Denver. Also survived by sisters, Pat (Ted) Guerrero of Pueblo, Evelyn Montez and Joyce (Art) Manzanares of Denver- brother, Russell (Linda) DeLeon of Colorado Springs- granddaughter, Alessia of Denver- special cousins and friends, Kenneth Adams and Frances Rincon of Denver- special nephews, Anthony, Che, Dino, Jason and Robbie- special nieces, Jody, Katrina, Kia, Kim, Lisa and Sierra- and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Preceded in death by father, Ernest F. Samora- grandparents, Faustin and Josefita Samora and Frances and Eva Olmstead- and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ernie enjoyed fishing, hunting, movies, music and was a computer whiz. Viewing from 1-5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. Monday, both to be held at Holy Family Parish, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Parish Hall after both services or may call 564-2477. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Samora, Rose A.
Rose A. Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2004 - Rose A. Samora, 94, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband Rudolph; daughter Velma, and son-in-laws Henry and Issac. Mother of Ruby Sato, Persilla Martinez, from Utah, Johnny (Elsie) Samora, Cleo (Tony) Acosta, Francis (Jessie) Rael, Anna (Margarito) Casias, Rudy (Maria) Samora and son-in-law Ernest Espinoza. Also survived by twenty-eight grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She enjoyed bingo and visiting with family and friends. Many thanks to the Pueblo Extended Care Center for the loving care they gave our mother. Visitation was held Sunday 12 noon to 3 p.m. Rosary was held Sunday at 3 p.m. Both at Highland Mortuary Chapel. Funeral mass was held Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Cajetan Catholic Church, 299 Raleigh St. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery.

Samora, Victoria J.
Victoria J. Samora - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Victoria J. Samora, born Aug. 29, 1918, went home to be with the Lord May 2, 2004. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She never forgot a birthday by always sending cards to her family. She leaves her loving husband of 65 years, Lee; her sons, Ben (Barbara), Lee (Bea), Henry, Charlie (Ruth), Larry (Cheryl), Gary (Elsie), Patrick (Cheryl); and her daughters, Dorothy (Silvano) Peralta, JoAnn (Hector) Hernandez, June (Tony) Munoz, Kathy (Todd) Ogden; 28 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, four brothers, and three sisters. She joins her daughter, Patricia; sons, Lenny and Eddie; and grandson, Michael. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Holy Rosary Parish.

Sample, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Mayhugh Sample - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Mary Ann Mayhugh Sample, 63, passed away March 17, 2002. Survived by her husband, Buddy L. Sample, of the family home in Beulah; son, Eric Sample of Beulah; sisters, Catherine Halcomb of Beulah and Margaret Widger of Houston, Texas. Preceded in death by her parents, Dorsey and Mary (née Smith) Mayhugh. Mary Ann graduated from Central High School in 1957 and later attended Colorado State University and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the Masonic Temple, 1150 Panorama Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home office.

Samples, Arthur Jr.
Arthur Samples Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2002 - Arthur Samples Jr., 83, born May 23, 1919, passed away Nov. 15, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie; parents, Arthur and Katherine Samples Sr.; brother, Robert Samples; and granddaughter, Jennifer R. Miller; and daughter-in-law, M. Diane Samples. Survived by his children, David Samples, Kathleen Elliott, Barbara (Ray) DeLeal, Marilyn (Dennis) Moran, Karen (Ron Garcia) Parker and Diana (Shawn) King; sister, Velma (Lindell) Elliott; and special friend, Christina Montana. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Arthur was a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran. He worked for the Colorado Laundry for 21 years. In 1962, he opened Samples Grocery which he operated with his wife for 25 years, during which time many of his customers became lifelong friends. He loved the outdoors, bowling and fishing, and was an avid rock hound. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was generous to anyone in need and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Jennifer R. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of his granddaughter, in care of the funeral home office.

Samples. M. Diane
M. Diane Samples - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1999 - M. Diane Samples, 56, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 25, 1999. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Anna Jacobs. Survived by loving husband of 15 years, David Samples- children, Lawrence Green Jr., Kristi Green- grandson, Joshua Green- five step-grandchildren- brother, Dennis Jacobs of Pueblo West- sisters, Tina (Dale) Williams, Pueblo West, Patty Chatwood, Marianna, Fla.- stepsons, James (Michelle) Samples, Tony (Kathy) Samples, Pagosa Springs, Stephen (Jeane) Samples, Holly Hills, Fla.- father-in-law, Arthur Samples, Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Kay Elliott, Springfield, Ill., Barbara (Ray) DeLeal, Colorado City, Marilyn (Dennis) Moran, Karen Parker and Diane (Shawn) King, all of Pueblo, Vicki Bergles and Madeleine Terwilliger- former husband, Lawrence Edward Green Sr. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends and co-workers of US West. Diane will be remembered as a very special wife and mother. She enjoyed fishing, the mountains and a trip to Cripple Creek every now and then. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, reception and interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sampson, Alvin Sr.
Elder Alvin Sampson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2002 - Age 78, passed away April 6, 2002. Survived by his wife, Annie Mae Sampson; and children, Alvin Sampson Jr., (Norma) Clyde Sampson, Dorothy Gilmore, (Samuel) Martha Harris, (Fred), Willie Sampson, (Joyce) Charles Sampson, Bobby Sampson (Carla) and Darlene Sampson (Rodney). Also survived by siblings, Alonzo Sampson, (Vivian), Bernell Sampson, (Sula), William Dean Sampson, (Patricia) Odell Sampson, Helen Robinson, (James), and Jean Martin. Also survived by 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by children, James Sampson and Bettie Sampson; and by his parents, James Sampson and Elessie Whitmore; and siblings, Clarice Eaton, James Sampson and Norvell Sampson. Elder Alvin Sampson was born on April 27, 1923, in Ozan, Ark. He was a pastor in the Church of God in Christ in the 1960s and '70s. He enjoyed planting his garden each spring, sitting on his beloved porch waving to each passerby and reciting family history. Elder Sampson was a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart, Annie Mae Sampson, and their relationship spanned 59 years. Elder Sampson was also a beloved husband and father to a large and close family who will miss him deeply. Viewing will occur from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002, in the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Russell Brown Sr. officiating.

Sampson, James
James Sampson – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: James Sampson is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. James Sampson: Colored, age 36, married with one surviving child. He was a “driver” 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.

Sams, William Michael
William Michael "Mike" Sams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - William Michael "Mike" Sams, 56, passed away July 13, 2006. Mike was born in Cairo, Ill., on Aug. 25, 1949, to William L. and Afton Sams, who precede him in death. Survived by his children, Jennifer Nicole Sams and Trevor Lee Sams, both of Pueblo; sister, Carol L. Britt of Kentucky; brother, Gordon Patrick Sams of Illinois; special friends, Donna Dunlap of Pueblo, Doug Kiederling of Colorado Springs and Kenny Jaramillo of Pueblo. He retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant, having served as a bio-environmental engineer. Mike also worked for Trane for several years before working for the Crowley County Correctional Facility. He was involved in several 12-step programs, training for bicycle races, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and visiting national and state parks with his children. Viewing at the funeral home 1 to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Chaplain Bassett and Chaplain Zabriskie officiating. Military honors by High Frontier Honor Guard of Peterson Air Force Base. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to William Michael Sams Children's Education Trust Fund through the funeral home.

Samson, Charles
Charles "Sammy" Samson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2005 - Charles "Sammy" Samson passed away Nov. 13, 2005, in Florence, Colo. He was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Nevada, Iowa, to Charles and Blanche Samson. Sammy lived in Pueblo for 60 years and was the owner of Athey Beaman Roofing at the time of his retirement. Mr. Samson was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Rita, in 2001. Survived by his sons, Charles (Donna) Samson, Glen Samson and Carl (Debbie) Samson. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Florence, Colo., for the great care and compassion they gave Sammy.

Samson, Jim E.
Jim E. Samson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Jim E. Samson, late of 743 Wilson Ave., passed away Aug. 16, 1987. Mr. Samson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for many years at the PDA. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Samson, of the family home; six children, Dan Samson, of Rosemont, Ill., Mary (Robert) Dadd, Arthur Samson, and James M. Samson, all of Pueblo, Joan (Tom) Myzia of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Bernard (Thi) Samson of Littleton; and 12 grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. James W. Doonan officiating.

Samson, Rita F.
Rita F. Samson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2001 - Rita F. Samson, 75, of Pueblo, passed away June 1, 2001. With her husband, Charles, they bought Athey-Beaman Roofing Company in 1952. Together they operated the business for many years, where she was always known to be a continuous and generous giver to the Pueblo community. Rita will always be remembered for being loving, caring and a fun spirit, by her husband of 57 years, Charles; children, Charles Joseph (Donna) Samson, Glen Samson, Carl R. (Deborah) Samson; grandchildren, Richard, Kevin, Karna, Kory, Kurt, Nathan, Jeremiah, Charlie, Zachary and Keeley; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Conner; brother, Joe; and sister, Mildred. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, with family greeting friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001; all to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Samudio, Florinda
Florinda Samudio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2002 - Florinda Samudio, 87, born May 31, 1915, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away Aug. 7, 2002. Survived by her brothers, Adelaido (Mercedes) Baca of Albuquerque, N.M., and Miguel (Margaret) Baca of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Robert Richard; brothers, Jose, Domingo, Elseo and Hilario; and sisters, Tedora and Veronica. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Samuels, Ellen Lynnette
Ellen Lynnette Samuels - Huerfano World - April 5, 2007 - Ellen Lynnette Samuels, known as Lynn or Redwing, age 66, died of breast cancer on March 29, 2007. She struggled with her cancer for six years. Ellen retired from her position as Information Technology Specialist at the united States Geological Survey, Colorado Water Science Center in Pueblo in 2006. She is survived by Lynda Karen Gail Liptak of Albuquerque, NM, Douglas Walter Eugene Samuels of Hesperia, CA, Kenneth Arnold Samuels of Pueblo, CO, Alicia Opal Temoche of Norwalk, CT, and her five grandchildren. She will be missed. A private service was held in Gardner, CO on April 4. Memorial contributions to help the family with arrangements can be brought to any Wells Fargo Bank or can be mailed to: Ellen Samuels' Memorial Fund, 605 El Dorado Dr., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114.

Samuelson, Ireatha Jean
Ireatha Jean "Jeannie" Samuelson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2004 - Ireatha Jean "Jeannie" Samuelson, 73, born Jan. 15, 1931, in La Junta, Colo., passed away June 30, 2004. Survived by her husband of 36 years, Eric Samuelson; and stepchildren, Sharon Clason, Mary Louise (Jerry) Rish and Allen (Vicky) Samuelson. Also survived by six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Enoch, Mary Lou (Jerry) Spangle, Loyd (Maxine) Eveatt, Leonard Eveatt, Donald (Donna) Eveatt, Richard (Syd) Eveatt, Harry (Carol) Eveatt and Eugene (Ronna) Eveatt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Clyde and Myrtle Eveatt; brother, Larry Eveatt; brother-in-law, Stanley Enoch; sister-in-law, Jan Eveatt; and niece, Sharon. Jeannie loved gardening, crafts and loved to cook. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be sadly missed. She retired from Empire Gas Corp., where she worked as the office manager for many years. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, Colo.



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