The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

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Sandri, Anne Marie
Anne Marie (Zitnik) Sandri - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2002 - Anne Marie (Zitnik) Sandri, age 92, born Sept. 3, 1909, in Pueblo, Colo., entered into eternal rest on Jan. 15, 2002. Predeceased by her sisters, Julia Downes and Hattie Hakes; and brothers, Tony, John and Leo Zitnik. She is survived by her brother, Edward Zitnik, Victor, Colo., baby sister and special brother-in-law, Helen (John) Kochevar, and special cousin, Elsie Martinez, Pueblo, Colo. She was "Beloved Auntie Anne" to many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. Anne retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and in her retirement enjoyed bowling, bingo, betting on the dogs, and was a Rockies and Broncos fan. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. There will be no services. Private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto to her, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her.

Sandris, Paul
Paul Sandris - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - Paul Sandris died May 5, 1986, at his home in Olney Springs. He was a veteran of World War II and had been a prisoner of war in the South Pacific. He was a retired ranch foreman. He is survived by his wife, Twila Jo; three stepchildren, brothers, Andrew and John Kutchar, Osceola, Iowa; sisters, Elsie Dressen, Pueblo; Aleen Zupancic and Mary Belle Cottrell, also of Pueblo; Rosemary White, Mesa, Ariz.; and three step-grandchildren. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Valley View Cemetery, Ordway. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. today at Jonach Funeral Home, Ordway.

Sandry, Joe J.
Joseph J. Sandry - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - Joseph J. Sandry, 72, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 3, 1995 in Walsenburg Care Center where he had been a patient. Born Mar. 19, 1922, he was adopted by Frank and Sadie Mestas Sandry when he was very young. Because of medical problems he was placed in a hospital. At the death of his adopted parents, the children were placed in an orphanage and lost contact with Mr. Sandry until recently when he was found living in Walsenburg Care Center. He is survived by his sister, Louise Peterson, Lakewood. Cremation. A memorial service is planned for a future date.

Sands, Jim
Jim Sands - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1997 - Jim Sands, born in Devon, Mont., on April 2, 1916, passed away Oct. 2, 1997. Husband of Marge Sands of the family home. Father of Lucieann (Nick) Todero, Pueblo, Maren (Les) Auerbach, Bethesda, Md., and Bruce (Linda) Sands, Tulsa, Okla. Grandfather of Lori (Michael) Feldman, Phoenix, Ariz., Robert (Laura) Todero, Indianapolis, Ind., and Brendan Sands, Tulsa, Okla. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Garrett and Mitchell Feldman-brother, H.C. (Ruth) Sands, San Diego, Calif.- sister, Marian Erdmann, Great Falls, Mont.- and special friend, Jerry Litvack. Jim had been a Pueblo resident since 1949. He was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 22 years, retiring in 1971 as personnel director. He then began his second career, breeding and raising thoroughbred horses from 1978 until the time of his death. Jim was a United States Navy World War II veteran, a member of Trinity Lutheran parish, Arabian Horse Breeders Association and Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Jim delivered Meals on Wheels for seven years. , Saturday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Meals on Wheels in care of the funeral home office.

Sands, Joseph M.
Joseph M. Sands - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2000 - Joseph M. Sands departed this life Jan. 29, 2000, in Pueblo, after a lengthy illness. He was born July 26, 1913, in Pueblo to Joseph and Catherine Sands. Joseph retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1975. He was a member of Eagles Lodge #145 and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Sands was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie B. sands, in 1986. He is survived by four children, including Barbara (Bob) Trujillo, Sharon (John) Petek and Joseph (Anna) Sands; his special friend, Alene Micek; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By his request, no public viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment of the cremated remains will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Bob Windsor officiating.

Sands, Marjorie L.
Marjorie L. Sands - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2003 - Marjorie L. Sands, daughter of Bruce R. McNamer and Lucy B. (Whetstone) McNamer died July 15, 2003. Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Cut Bank, Mont. Marjorie graduated from Shelby High School and the University of Montana. Following graduation, she taught school on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont., where she made home visits to the tribal members in their teepees. During the war, she worked in an aircraft factory in Los Angeles. She loved reading, writing, painting and playing bridge. She was a 50-year member of St. Patrick Parish. Preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sands; and brothers, Burke and Bob McNamer. Survived by her brothers, Hugh (Pat) and Bill (Elizabeth) McNamer; sister-in-law, Marge McNamer; daughters, Lucieann (Nick) Todero, and Maren (Les) Auerbach; and son, Bruce (Linda) Sands. Grandmother of Robert Todero, Lori (Michael) Feldman and Brendan Sands. Great-grandmother of Garrett and Mitchell Feldman. Also survived by special niece, Lynn McNamer Baker; as well as other nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to Friends of the Library or the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office.

Sands, Nina I.
Nina I. Sands - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Nina I. Sands passed away June Survived by her children, Raymond C. Fassnacht, Sumatra, Indonesia, and Roy E. Fassnacht, Pueblo. Also survived by five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Sands, in 1969. Born Aug. 14, 1902, in Attica, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the First Baptist Church and the Writers Guild. Past member of the Carpenters Auxiliary, Win One Bible Class and held several offices in the YWCA. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home with William Leroy officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sandstrom, Henry F.
Henry F. “Buzz” Sandstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2004 - Henry F. “Buzz” Sandstrom, 79, passed away Aug. 28, 2004. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Florence; and by his stepson, Daniel M. Schooley. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Diane Sader, Colorado Springs and Steve (Becky) Sandstrom of Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven stepchildren, 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Buzz served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered on D-Day. He was a former Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts, was a life member of the Good Sam's Club, member of the DAV and VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. He loved traveling, boating and fishing. He was a retired meat cutter. At his request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Meadows.

Sandstrom, Martha Isabel
Martha Isabel (Bibb) Sandstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2006 - Martha Isabel (Bibb) Sandstrom, born March 24, 1919, in Chicago, Ill., to Pearle (Jones) Bibb and William F. Bibb, passed away April 23, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Her last six days were in the gentle care of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Gus F. Sandstrom. Gus and Martha met in 1940 at Pueblo Junior College, and were married July 2, 1942. They had 49 years together on earth, and now are reunited. Martha also was preceded in death by her much loved brother, William “Billy” Bibb, his wife, Willadean (Crowell) Bibb, and their daughter, Nancy Singletary. Martha is survived by her children, Gus (Sue) Sandstrom, and his children, Mike (Madalyn) Sandstrom, Wendy (Leide) DeFusco, Laurie Sandstrom (Chris Kilpatrick); two great-grandchildren, Michael DeFusco and Reagan Sandstrom; her daughter and caregivers, Pearle Sandstrom-Smith, Clif Smith, Connie Houx, Theresa Arellano, Heather Scott, Jeanette Martinez; and several others over the past 10 years, including Marian Gutierrez; and her long and loyal friends, Alice Johnston, Jane Gaster, Josephine Diodosio and Clara Mae Cribari. Martha was a much loved and talented lady. In the past, she had served on many church and civic committees. She was a wonderful seamstress, and had worked for Singer and Pfaff Sewing companies. Martha taught third and seventh grades at St. Mary's School for 13 years. Her principal, Sister Benita Coffee, became a lifelong friend and will miss her dearly. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Martha's memory to a favorite charity, the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or the Boys and Girls Club.

Sandvig, Alma
Alma Sandvig - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1997 - Alma Sandvig, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 25, at her home in Cheraw, Colo. She was born March 14, 1915, to Jacob Wittwer Sr. and Anna Duerst in Belleville, Wis. She married Sigurd Sandvig on Sept. 15, 1936, in Woodville, Wis. The Sandvigs operated a dual dairy and beef herd farm in Spring Valley, Wis., until 1958 when they relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., due to health reasons. She was associated with the women's apparel store, Jennifer's, until her retirement and Mr. Sandvig was part of the administration staff for the First National Bank of Arizona (now Wells Fargo). After Sigurd's death in 1982, she relocated to the Cheraw area to be near her daughter. Mrs. Sandvig was preceded in death by her husband, Sigurd- daughter, Mary Ann- brothers, Albert Wittwer, Gilbert Wittwer, Robert Wittwer, Emil Wittwer and Leland Wittwer- and sister, Ann Bostad. She is survived by brother, Mickey Wittwer, Belleville, Wis.- daughter, Karen Sandvig Cullinane, La Junta- grandchildren, Mike (Mariah) Cullinane, La Junta, and Kathy Cullinane, Denver- and great-grandchildren, Kayle Adkins, Denver, and Tori Cullinane, La Junta. At Alma's request there will be no services. Arrangements are being made by Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home with interment to occur at a later date at Paoli Cemetery in Belleville, Wis.

Sandy, Lyman Gage
Lyman Gage Sandy – Albuquerque Journal - March 09, 2002 - Lyman Gage Sandy, age 56, entered eternal life on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, from the arms of his loving wife of almost 28 years, Alison K. Schuler. A man of extraordinary brilliance, wide-ranging knowledge, wit, talent and integrity, he was admired, loved and emulated by all who knew him. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1967, and then served for two years as a VISTA volunteer in Pueblo, Colorado. He returned to The Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and from which he earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1972. After law school, Mr. Sandy spent a year clerking for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and thereafter joined the prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, where, among more intellectual legal pursuits such as native claims to Alaskan land, he reviewed transcripts of Captain Kangaroo for educational content. To her great good fortune, Mr. Sandy married Alison Schuler, a law school classmate, in 1974. In 1975, at the urging of their good friend and now 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, Harris Hartz, Mr. Sandy and his wife came to New Mexico as Assistant United States Attorneys, as the first married couple permitted to be hired by the Department of Justice. Mr. Sandy later joined the eminent local law firm of Miller, Stratvert, & Torgerson, concentrating primarily in complex defense litigation, where he continued to practice as a partner with his esteemed colleagues until his death. In 1985, as Mr. Sandy reported in his 20th anniversary report for Harvard College, "I found myself a father for the first time at age forty...Teddy is a source of constant joy and will soon be smarter than his father. He is also hard to catch, which suggests to me something of the wisdom of earlier parenting." In addition to law practice and parenting, Mr. Sandy served as president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico, co-chair of the Harvard Campaign, and Regional Director for the Harvard Alumni Association. He observed, after attending the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Harvard College,"[I]t was good to listen to people like Michael Walzer without having to scribble notes. Even Prince Charles [of Great Britain] was worth listening to, despite a costume which gave him the appearance of an enormous bee." Mr. Sandy took great pleasure in classical music (and in particular the concerts of the June Music Festival), and doing the New York Times, Harper's, and The Atlantic Monthly crosswords, crostics and puzzles in pen. His home is overflowing with books and magazines on every possible topic. His photographic memory served him well in his work and as a contestant on Win Ben Stein's Money. He and his family were long-term members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and avid eclipse chasers, having traveled to the last three total solar eclipses in the Caribbean, the Black Sea, and Zambia, respectively. In support of his son's rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, Mr. Sandy served as Committee Chair for Cub Scout Pack 48 and Boy Scout Troop 444. He was also on the committee for Astronomy Explorer Post 110. He will be remembered as a ready mentor and guide, a firm and loyal friend, a man of ready wit and profound integrity, and a dedicated, loving and supportive husband and father. Mr. Sandy is survived by his wife, Alison K. Schuler, and 16 year-old son, Theodore Schuler-Sandy, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Robert, of Deerfield Illinois, his brother, Robert E. Sandy, Jr. and wife, Joan Phillips Sandy, and their children, Mary Phillips-Sandy and John Phillips-Sandy, of Waterville, Maine, and his parents-in-law, Irma and Richard Schuler, of Albuquerque. Mr. Sandy's remains will be cremated. A memorial service, followed by a reception, will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul NE. The family requests that contributions in Mr. Sandy's memory be made to the St. Luke Lutheran Church memorial garden fund, 9100 Menaul NE, 87112; The Albuquerque Astronomical Society, Observatory Fund, P.O. Box 50581, 87181; or the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 5841 Office NE, 87109. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Sanfilipo, Matt
Matt Sanfilipo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Matt Sanfilipo passed away Feb. 10, 2000, in San Diego, Calif., after a short illness. Born Aug. 19, 1921. Preceded in death by Teresa (Fortino) Sanfilipo and Larry Sanfilipo. Survived by two daughters, Gina (Mike) Moroney and Marilyn (Chris) Johnson, and four grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Moroney and Katie and Andrew Johnson. Memorial services in San Diego, Calif.

Sanford, Loree
Loree "Pi" Sanford - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Loree "Pi" Sanford, 80, lifetime Puebloan, born April 22, 1925, passed away May 28, 2005. Pi had the distinction of being the only Afro-American woman to be inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in November of 1992. In 1950, Pi was selected to play in the World Softball Tournament in San Antonio, where she struck out 11 batters. A phone call received at the funeral home from a woman said that "Pi" Sanford struck her out twice - she could hit all other pitchers but not Pi Sanford. Her fast pitch was somewhat magical. The former Walters Brewery softball team was a championship team because of Pi's efforts. She married James Sanford Sr., on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1943, in Raton, N. M. Her beloved husband, coach and best friend precedes her in death; also her parents, George and Mary Bell (Davis) Smith; two brothers, James and Marvin Smith Sr.; two sisters, Drula Mae Switzer, and Norma Penny. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, James D. (Delores) Sanford Jr. and William F. Sanford; a sister, Janet L. Collier; a brother, Roy H. (Rudell) Smith; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mesa and Pine streets. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Sanftner, Nella M.
Nella Mae Sanftner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 87, born Feb. 27, 1914, passed away Jan. 13, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Sanftner; her parents, Lula and Harry Bell; one sister, Ruth Gibbs; and her son, Gail L. Sanftner. She is survived by her daughter, Lana (Kendall) Joyal; grandsons, Randall and Brandon Joyal; daughter-in-law, Janice Sanftner; grandson, Dave Sanftner; granddaughters, Christine and Cynthia; as well as several great-grandchildren. Nella was very active in the local and state PTA organizations. She enjoyed knitting and doing needlework. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Chaplain Ed Williamson officiating. Private concluding services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. The family wishes to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Belmont Lodge for all of their concern and help.

Sanich, Frank N.
Frank N. Sanich - Huerfano Journal - February 12, 2009 - Frank is survived by his brother, Charles Sanich and wife, Carolyn; sister Carol Welborn and husband, Lester; brother, Robert Sudar and wife, Geri, aunt Louise Krpan and uncle Nick Krpan; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in 1997. Mr. Sanich retired from the U.S. Postal Service, as a letter carrier. He was a faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Frank was an avid and dedicated Lobo Booster fan. He enjoyed traveling and was able to see Alaska, Russia, Australia, as well as many other places. He especially enjoyed visiting with his many friends. A Mass was celebrated on January 8, 2009, at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, or to the charity of your choice.

Sanich, Rosina
Mrs. Rosina Sanich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 1983 - Mrs. Rosina Sanich, 72, passed away unexpectedly at her home, Nov. 29, 1983. Mrs. Sanich was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Ideal, Colo. She was a lifetime resident of Walsenburg. Mrs. Sanich was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters and the Columbine Club. She also was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Mrs. Sanich was predeceased by her husband, Adolph, July 26, 1979. She is survived by brothers, Arthur Amidei, San Diego, Calif., and Levio Amidei, Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ersilia) Menapace, Trinidad; two nephews and a niece. Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Furphy-Lawson Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Dec. 2, at St. Mary Church. Interment will follow at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - November 30, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our sister Rosina Sanich, who died Nov. 19, 1983. - Verse - Sadly missed by Ersilla Menapace, Mr. and Mrs. Art Amidei and Lee Amidei.

Sanich, Rudolph
Rudolph Sanich - Huerfano World - March 1, 1990 - Former Huerfano resident Rudolph J. Sanich, 75, died Feb. 14, 1990, at his home in East Carbon City, UT. Born Mar. 12, 1914 in Crested Butte, he married Ester Sartor, June 30, 1934 in Walsenburg. He was a member of the Catholic Church, a Past Grand Knight 4th Degree; Knights of Columbus Council #5663 and member of UMWA Local #9958. He retired from Kaiser's Sunnyside coal mine in Utah in 1977. Survivors include his wife, Ester, daughter Lois Sanich, East Carbon City, sons Larry, Salt Lake City and Ralph, Price, UT, nine grandchildren and one brother Charles Sanich, Phoenix, AZ. Burial was in Price City, Utah Cemetery.

Sankaviz, Mary
Mary Sankaviz – Aspen Rocky Mountain Sun – April 11, 1891 – Mary Sankaviz, a Bohemian of Pueblo departed for the better land Tuesday night by the oil can route. She lit the fire, and coal oil did the rest.

Sankey, William Joseph Sr.
The Rev. William Joseph Sankey Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2003 - The Rev. William Joseph Sankey Sr., 66, former pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 12, 2003, in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral service, noon Saturday, Bethel Baptist Church, Pratt City, Ala., with burial to follow at George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Sankey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Sankey; his mother, Mrs. Hattie Harris; his children, the Rev. William Joseph (Sharon) Sankey Jr., the Rev. Charlie Steve (Vicki) Sankey, Therofee G. (Anita) Sankey, Wendell J. Sankey, Jackie Sankey (the Rev. Gary) Harville, Ronya Lewis; sisters, Willie Mae Brooks, Sara Jones, Betty (A.C.) Robinson, Jimmie Laura (Robert) Ford; brothers, Sellers (Sue) Sankey, the Rev. Leon May (Robbie) Sankey; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Sankovich, Matt
Matt (Mike Dosen) Sankovich - Huerfano World - January 15, 1998 - Matt (Mike Dosen) Sankovich, 82, lifetime resident of Aguilar died Jan. 10, 1998 in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Feb. 24, 1915 in Brusane, Yugoslavia, he owned and operated the Sunset Tavern in Aguilar for numerous years with his wife, the late Ann Dosen. Survivors include his daughter, Marlene Ricottone, Pueblo; a sister, Katie Paulovich, Aguilar; four brothers, Pete Dosen, Paul Dosen and Joe Dosen, Aguilar and Nick Dosen, Pueblo; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Funeral mass will be Thursday (today) from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Burial will be in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad. Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1998 - Matt (Mike Dosen) Sankovich, 82, lifetime resident of Aguilar, passed away Jan. 10, 1998, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital in Pueblo. He was born Feb. 24, 1915, in Brusane, Yugoslavia. Preceded in death by Ann Dosen Sankovich. Survivors are his daughter, Marlene (William) Ricottone of Pueblo; grandson, Michael (Rejan) Ricottone of Pueblo; granddaughter, Jacqueline (Paul) Butcher of California; great-granddaughter, Bayley Ricottone; great-grandson, Paul Butcher; sister, Katie (Tom) Paulovich of Aguilar; brothers, Pete (Alma) Dosen of Aguilar, Paul (Mildred) Dosen of Aguilar, Joe (Ann) Dosen of Aguilar and Nick (Barbara) Dosen of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Ree Moskwa of Trinidad and Evelyn Bisulco of Trinidad; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad. Pallbearers for Matt are Calvin Johnson, Ray Miller, Gerald Baudino, Joe Arnone, Sam Incitti and Tony Cambruzzi. Our hearts are heavy with sadness as we have lost our father, our grandfather, our great-grandfather and our friend. In life he taught us to work hard, to strive to be better and to be a family. In death he taught us how to be brave, how to be strong, how much he loved us and how much we truly loved him. May God bless him and keep him. One day we will all be together again.

Sanna, Nicola
Nicola Sanna – Durango Wage Earner – March 11, 1909 – Trinidad, Colo., Mar. 4. – Followed from Italy by a black hand avenger, Nicola Sanna was last evening slain in the Berwin mine. His heart was pierced with his own pick, his left arm severed and the body marked with a peculiar insignia of the mysterious gang of assassins. Sanna was in a kneeling position when found, as though he had been struck down while removing coal which he had picked from the wall of the mine. He was 35 years old, and had been in America only a few months. Prominent Italians here are confident Sanna was killed as the result of an old world vendetta.

Santa Cruz, Shannon
Shannon Santa Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2005 - Shannon Santa Cruz, 31, of Pueblo, went home to her Lord on April 27, 2005. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joann Espinoza; grandmother, Annie Cordova; and brother, Jerome Espinoza. She is survived by her loving husband, Daniel Santa Cruz; daughters, Maryah, Destiny and Marissa; father, Joe (Peggy) Espinoza; brother Joe Espinoza Jr. and Felimon Espinoza; grandfather, Joe (Bertha Barela) Cordova, Demetrio (Ida) Espinoza; brothers-in-law, Charly Madrid, Dean Santa Cruz and Christopher Padilla; godparents, Donna Belarde and Gabriel Cordova; godchildren, Justine Espinoza, Christopher Thomas Arellano, Carlos Espinoza; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2005, in the Roselawn Chapel.

Santana, Jesus
Jesus Santana - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 31, 1922 - Pueblo - Two men are dead, a third probably will die and the police are looking for two others said to have been slightly wounded, although they escaped, as a result of a shooting affray in an alleged bootlegger's joint here. The dead are: Jesus Santana and Juan Saragoza. Basillio Alaraz is believed mortally wounded.

Santana, Rita
Rita Santana - Walsenburg Independent - November 9, 1935 - Resident of North Veta Dies Yesterday - Rita Santana, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Santana, died yesterday at the home of her parents at North Veta. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment at the North Veta cemetery. Other survivors are two brothers and three sisters.

Santarelli, Melanie
Melanie Santarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Melanie Santarelli passed away Feb. 18, 2005, in Beulah. Melanie was born Sept. 9, 1958, in Pueblo and had lived in this area all of her life. She was employed as a teller in the Minnequa Bank for several years. Melanie was preceded in death by her father, Charles Swope; and a brother, Frank Swope. She is survived by her husband, Mark Santarelli; children, Shane and Ashley; mother, Velma Swope; brothers Gary (Linn) Swope, Mike (LaVera) Swope, John (Betty Jo) Swope, David (Debbie) Swope; sister, Charla Camper; sister-in-law, Barbara Swope; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Melanie will lie in state from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in the Beulah Cemetery.

Santella, Guiseppe
Guiseppe Santella - Walsenburg World – February 22, 1912 - Died at Robinson Mine, February 8, 1912 Guiseppe Santella age 45 years.

Santi, Bernice Regina
Bernice Regina Santi - Denver Rocky Mountain News - June 28, 1999 - Bernice Regina Santi, 76, of Berthoud died June 23. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, with entombment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder. Miss Santi was born in Pictou on Aug. 16, 1922. She worked for Neodata in Boulder. Survivors include sister Angelina Newell of Louisville.

Santi, James B.
James B. Santi - Huerfano World - August 13, 1987 - Mass of Christian Burial for James B. Santi, 45, of Colorado Springs, will be held Friday (tomorrow) at 2 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church at 22 West Kiowa in that city. Mr. Santi died Monday, Aug. 3, 1987, at his home in Colorado Springs. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel in Colorado Springs. Mr. Santi was born May 3, 1942, in Pueblo and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1960. He was a car dealer with Santi Motor Company in Walsenburg until 1980 when the dealership closed and he moved to Colorado Springs. Survivors include his wife, Darlene, Colorado Springs; three sons, Byron, Dean and Darrin, Colorado Springs, a daughter, Brenda Kramer, Colorado Springs; his parents, Oscar and Violet Santi, Colorado Springs; one brother, Don Santi, Walsenburg and two grandchildren. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The family may be contacted at 5349 Cracker Barrel Circle, Colorado Springs, 80917.

Santi, James Byron
James Byron Santi - Huerfano World - June 23, 1988 - Baby James Byron Santi - Funeral service was held Monday from Swan-Law Funeral Home In Colorado Springs for James Byron Santi, five-month-old son of Byron and Tammy Santi of that city. Born Dec. 26, 1987, in Colorado Springs, the baby died Friday, June 17 in Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his parents, a sister, Sheena, Colorado Springs; grandparents, Bill and Joan Crump, Walsenburg the late Jim Santi and Darlene Santi, Colorado Springs; great-grandmother Anne Crump, Walsenburg, great-grandparents Oscar and Violet Santi, Colorado Springs, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his great-grandmother, Grace Just of Walsenburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Santi, James Dean
James Dean Santi - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 09, 1993 - James Dean Santi, 30, of Colorado Springs died Aug. 5, 1993. He was co-owner of Professional Dental Arts Lab Inc. of Colorado Springs. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Santi was born March 8, 1963, in Pueblo to James and Darlene (Just) Santi. His mother survives and lives in Colorado Springs. Mr. Santi had lived in this area since 1982; he had previously lived in Walsenburg. He was a graduate of Central Community College in Hastings, Neb. Besides his mother, he is survived by a sister, Brenda Kramer, and two brothers, Byron and Darin, all of Colorado Springs.

Santi, Joseph
Joseph Santi - Huerfano World - March 28, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1895: An Italian named Joseph Santi, 40, was killed in the Rouse mine by a fall of rock. Although his family lives in Italy, he was buried in Walsenburg.

Santi, Oscar
Oscar Santi - The Gazette - August 26, 1997 - Oscar Santi, 88, died Aug. 22, 1997, in Colorado Springs. He had worked in the petroleum business. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 22 W. Kiowa St. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements. Mr. Santi was born June 4, 1909, in Toltec to Ceasar and Maria (Pia Amidei) Santi. He was married Sept. 22, 1928, in Raton, N.M., to Violet L. Wheelock, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by a son, Don of Walsenburg; a brother, Gaston of Denver; three sisters, Noemi Ladurini of Pueblo, Nechie Lenzini of Walsenburg and Barbara Skinner of El Cajon, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James Byron; and two sisters, Lydia Cory and Christina Mathes. Mr. Santi enjoyed fly fishing, baseball and his family. He was affectionately known as "Papa." He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1964, previously living in Walsenburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907.

Santillanes, Joseph
Joseph “Victor” Santillanes - Huerfano World - March 27, 2008 - Joseph “Victor” Santillanes, 66, of Walsenburg, died March 25, 2008 in Denver at the Denver VA following a short illness. Born March 19, 1942 in Walsenburg, CO to the late John and Dora Santillanes, Victor is survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Loretta King, Denver, CO; three brothers Frank Valdez, Eloy Valdez, and Dave Valdez; three sisters, Martha Valdez, Shirley Santillanes, and Angie Valdez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends and family were received for a military memorial service and burial at the Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday, March 27, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, CO 80224 (303) 758-2030.

Santillanez, Antonio
Antonio "Tony" Santillanez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Antonio "Tony" Santillanez, 62, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Sr. and Ramona Santillanez; and his son, Jose Santillanez. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Santillanez; children, Gary, Jeanne (Joe Guadian), Fay (Toni Montoya) and Toni (Paul Valdez); brother, Ralph; grandchildren, Kassia, Gary John, Chantel, Miranda, Raymond, Angel Baby, Angelo and Alexis; godchild, Sabrina Armijo; granddogs, Tiffany, Dezmond and Black Jack "BJ"; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Santillanez, Florida M.
Florida M. Santillanez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1986 - Florida M. Santillanez, formerly of La Junta. Born June 5, 1899, in Ocate, N.M., residing in Avondale since 1951, died Sept. 19, 1986, at the age of 87. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Santillanez in 1977. Survived by her sons, Tony (Rae) Santillanez of Avondale; and Jim (Ann) Santillanez of Buena Vista. A grandmother of Tony (Joan) Santillanez of Pueblo; Ralph (Bea) Santillanez of Windover, Utah; Elizabeth Matt and Andy Santillanez of Buena Vista; and Katherine Santillanez of Pueblo. A great-grandmother of Gary (Charnell) Santillanez of Denver; Jeannie Santillanez of Dodge City, Kan.; and Faye and Toni Santillanez of Pueblo; Annette and Dave Murphy of Windover, Utah; and Kevin Santillanez, also of Windover, Utah. A great-great-grandmother of Natasha Murphy of Windover, Utah; and Kassia Santillanez of Denver. A sister of Vicenta Trujillo of Raton, N.M.; and Ida Avila of Las Cruces, N.M. Also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Evening Mass, 7 p.m. Monday and rosary prayer service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale with Father Maurice Gallagher officiating. Interment service Tuesday at St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 307 Lucille, Avondale, home of son, Antonio Santillanez.

Santillanez, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Santillanez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - June 3, 2003 - Josephine M. Santillanez, age 88, of Trinidad, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo on May 27, 2003. Josephine was born on July 23, 1914 in San Isidro, Colo. Preceding her in death are parents Enrique and Jesusita Duran, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by husband Joe Santillanez; beloved sister, Isabel Rodriguez of Aurora and numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine was head cook for Head Start in Trinidad, working at Mt. Carmel, El Moro and Centennial Schools. She retired in 1977. Josephine enjoyed the outdoor life, tending her flower garden and truly had a love for fishing with her husband and family members. Jay also was extremely fond of her precious cat, Buffy. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Josephine Santillanez has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Santillanez, Ramona
Ramona Solano Santillanez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2003 - Ramona Solano Santillanez, 76, Avondale resident, departed this life Jan. 4, 2003, at Westwind Nursing Home. She was born March 9, 1926, in Springer, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, John B. Solano and Frances Zamora Solano; husband, Antonio Santillanez; sister, Frances (Alex) Martinez. Ramona is survived by two sons, Tony (Joan) Santillanez, Pueblo, Ralph Santillanez, Wendover, Utah; six grandchildren, Gary, Jeanne, Fay, Toni (Paul), all of Pueblo, Kevin (Carolyn), Annette (Dave) of Nevada; 11 great-grandchildren, Natasha, Kassia, Gary John Jr., Ashlie, Megan, Chantel, Miranda, Seth, Emilio, Angel Baby, Angelo; siblings, Anita (Don) Espinosa, John (Dot) Solano, Gilbert (Lita) Solano, George (Sally) Solano, Sarah (William) Marquez; brother-in-law, Santiago Jim (Ann) Santillanez; special nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and her godchildren. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today, Father Paul Montez, OSB, celebrant. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by interment at St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at St. Heart Church Community Hall following the interment.

Santistevan, Clara J.
Clara J. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Clara J. Santistevan, 60, of Costilla, N.M., went home to be with the Lord Aug. 5, 2004. Born Feb. 29, 1944, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Levi Santistevan Sr.; son, Levi Santistevan Jr.; parents, John Ramirez Sr. and Lupe Ramirez. Survived by children, Justine (Robert) D'Italia, Gino Santistevan, Carlos Santistevan; siblings, Tim (Mary) Ramirez, Robert (Adele) Ramirez, John (Vicki) Ramirez, Daniel (Christine) Ramirez, Carol (Gary) Quintana, Manuel Ramirez, Herbert Ramirez; special nieces, Sabrina Ramirez, Angela Quintana; nephew, Gary Quintana Jr.; god-children, Anthony Ramirez, and Esperanza Hernandez. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Clara was an active and faithful member of The Sacred Heart Church in Costilla, N.M. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. and vigil service, 7 p.m.; both Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Santistevan, Eloisa
Eloisa Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 74, of Rocky Ford, passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002. Mass of Christian burial will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Rocky Ford. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Santistevan, Felix
Felix Santistevan - Walsenburg World - October 29, 1928 - Felix Santistevan is shot dead in fracas last Sunday morning. Frank Heckmann, local painter, held in the County Jail charged with the killing. Primary motive is unknown. Edgar Neumann, Salesman, Receives Slight Wound When One Shot Goes Wild. The Montez dance hall on West Eighth Street, this city, was the setting early Sunday morning of a shooting resulting in one man killed and another injured. Felix Santistevan, 30 years old, a coal miner, was slain by a shot through the neck and also one through the body; Edgar Neumann, 30, who says he is a salesmen and the that his home is in South Dakota, is in Lamme Brothers hospital suffering with a flesh wound. Frank Heckmann, about 60 years old, a Walsenburg painter, is lodged in the county jail here pending charges to be filed against him. Santistevan is said to have been in one of the main rooms at the hall, as was also Heckmann. While details of the actual shooting are unavailable today, it is said by witnesses that Heckmann called Santistevan into a small adjoining room to talk to him in private. Some time later frequenters of the place in the main part of the building said they heard three shots fired. One of these shots came through the partition, striking Neumann, who with three other companions is said to have been seated at a table playing cards. Frank Churchill, said to be the proprietor of the place, rushed into the adjoining room, where the shooting took place, and took charge of Heckmann. When officers arrived, they found Santistevan dead on the floor and a .88 caliber revolver with three shots gone lying on the floor by the side of Heckmann's chair. Deputy Sheriff Henry Hart was called to the scene and lodged Heckmann in the county jail. Heckmann, who is alleged to have been drinking, virtually admitted to officers that he fired the shots which sent Santistevan to his death. However, this morning he refused to make a statement that would throw light on the motive for the killing. Deputy Coroner Gabe Furphy announced this morning that a coroner's inquest will be held tonight at 7:30 at the court house. Charges are expected to be filed against Heckmann following this inquest. County Coroner Edward Slates is ill and was not able to make the investigation. There were a considerable number of frequenters at the dance hall at the time of the shooting and it was learned that most of them were unaware that there was any trouble brewing until they heard the three shots and found Santistevan dead. Neumann, who is said to be recovering rapidly at the Lamme Brothers hospital from the effects of his slight flesh wound, stated today he and his three companions, also said to be salesman, were playing cards in one of the main rooms of the place when the shooting occurred. Santistevan's body was removed from the dance hall and taken to the Furphy Brothers undertaking parlors. The deputy coroner, who conducted the preliminary examination at the scene of the shooting, said two bullets entered Santistevan's body. One bullet entered the left side of the chest passing diagonally through the body. Another bullet entered his neck on the right side, passing completely through the neck. The neck was broken by this bullet. Either of the two shots would have been fatal, the deputy coroner stated this morning. Santistevan, a coal miner at Cameron, is survived by his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Santistevan of Valdez. His widow, Mrs. Amalia Santistevan, and four children, Lillian, Felix Jr., Elvira and Ernestro, live at Cameron. He has four brothers and sisters; Elario, Cokedale; Mrs. C.S. Jarimillo, Los Angeles; Mrs. John Casia, Los Angeles, and Portfilio at Swastika, New Mexico. Santistevan has lived near here for the last nine years, during which time he has been working in coal mines in the section. Funeral arrangements for the murdered man were not announced this morning. Walsenburg World – February 21, 1929 – Heckmann Sentenced to Prison for 18 Years – Slayer of Felix Santistevan Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder – Judge Passes Heavier Sentence to Provide Heckmann With Home in Old Age – Frank Heckmann, 59, who was found guilty yesterday afternoon of manslaughter in the second degree, was sentenced this morning by Judge A. F. Hollenbeck of the district court to not less than 18 years nor more than 25 years in the state penitentiary at Canon City. Heckman was found guilty of killing Felix Santistevan, 30, local miner, at the Montez dance hall on West Eighth Street on October 28. Heckmann and Santistevan were alleged to have quarreled over a card game and in the ensuing fracas, Heckmann is alleged to have drawn a gun. The first shot he fired was wild and penetrated a partition, striking Edgar Neumann, a traveling salesman, in the leg. Heckmann is then alleged to have fired two more shots, one of them striking Santistevan in the neck and the other in the body. Santistevan died instantly. In his final plea to the court this morning before sentence was passed on Heckmann, I. E. Schachet, his attorney, asked that the court be lenient with his client due to his age and to the fact that the crime was committed under the influence of liquor. “It is difficult to know what to do with a case of this kind,” Judge Hollenbeck said to Heckmann. “You are a man nearly 60 years old. The minimum penalty for your crime is 10 years. At the end of that time you will be nearly 70 years old, without a job and with no friends, and a prison record behind you. It will be kinder to sentence you to a longer term to insure you a home in your old age.” He then passed the sentence. Heckmann will probably be taken to Canon City later in the week.

Santistevan, Joann Marie
Joann Marie Santistevan - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – February 17, 2004 - Joann Marie Santistevan, Trinidad resident, passed away at home on Sunday, February 15, 2004. She was 64. She was born on March 19, 1939 to John and Edna Ruth (Snoddy) Cozzie in Trujillo Creek, Colorado. She is survived by her husband, Fred Santistevan. Joann was a homemaker and will be remembered for her laugh and friendliness. She will be missed by her husband and many friends. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Her husband may be contacted at 208 W. Main Street, Apt. 2. The family of Joann Santistevan has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Joe
Joe “El Boy” Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2006 - Joe “El Boy” Santistevan, passed away at age 80, in Greely, Colo., on April 6, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Frances Santistevan of Costilla, N.M. He is survived by wife, Josefina Santistevan; son, Robert Santistevan; daughter, Cindy Garcia; sister, Rose (Gabe) Carillo of Pueblo, Colo.

Santistevan, Joe B.
Joe B. "Ben" Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1999 - Joe B. "Ben" Santistevan, 77, passed away Nov. 10, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1951, Mr. Santistevan was born Jan 1, 1922, in Farisita, Huerfano County. Preceded in death by his parents, Eleuterio and Rosanna Santistevan; daughter, Mary Alice Santistevan; siblings Joe, Dan and Gus Santistevan and Freda Aragon; and father and mother-in-law, Pedro and Rose Castro. Retired from CF&I Steel Mill, wire mill department. He was an accomplished musician, playing both the guitar and the violin. He was a member of Local 2102. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and working in his garden. He married Mary B. Castro, Sept. 22, 1942, in Raton, N.M. Survived by his beloved wife, children, Ben (Annette) Santistevan Jr., Modesto M. (Tina) Satistevan, Sam (MaryEllen) Santistevan and Marcella (John) Mravich, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Maria Clorinda Harmes, Pueblo, and Mary Andreatta, Walsenburg; sisters-in-law, Ceria Santistevan, Fort Collins, Bertha (Tony) Trujillo, Gardner, Colo., Cora (Ray) Whitney, Springfield, Mo., Martha (Louis) Valdez, Red Wing, Colo., and Jane (Dart) Wahl, Springfield, Mo.; brothers-in-law, George (Yvonne) Castro, Colorado Springs, and Gene (Inez) Castro, Olympia, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, Rev. Thomas Hinni, CM celebrant. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Full military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 2405 California St.

Santistevan, Jose
Jose "Eddie" Santistevan - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - Jose "Eddie" Santistevan, 75, died Feb. 10, 1991, in Pueblo. Born July 10, 1915, in Talpa, he moved to Pueblo in 1942 and began working at CF&I from 1950 until his retirement from the casting foundry in 1979. He is survived by two daughters, Thelma Santistevan, Pueblo and Joanne Gonzales, Denver; 12 step-children, all of Colorado; two brothers, Roger Santistevan, Walsenburg and James Santistevan, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Mercy Sandoval, Walsenburg and Cora Saiz, Boulder; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and 24 step-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Rivera Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Santistevan, Jose Florencio
Jose Florencio Santisteven - Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1932: Died, Jose Florencio Santisteven, 68, former state representative and county resident since 1870. [Editor's Note: Jose Florencio Santistevan died March 15, 1932. Obituary listed World Independent, March 18, 1932, Page 1.]

Santistevan, Jose Ruben
Jose Ruben Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2004 - Jose Ruben Santistevan, 86, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose T. and Celina Sandoval Santistevan; his brother, Bernabe Santistevan; and his sisters, Lorenza and Fuljencia Santistevan. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nora; his son, Frederick David Santistevan; and by his granddaughters, Michelle Santistevan and Renee Chapman, who called Ruben “Hon.” Ruben was born in Costilla, N.M., and graduated from St. Mary High School in Costilla. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a private first class in Company K of the 116th Infantry in the European Theater under Gen. Omar Bradley. He received the French Liberation Medal for helping to liberate France, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Sharpshooter Medal. He was most proud of his Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medal. He also was a veteran of the Normandy Campaign, a member of Disabled American Veterans and Holy Family Church. He was a cancer survivor and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Santistevan, Levi
Levi Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1986 - Levi Santistevan, late of Costilla. N.M., died June 9, 1986. Husband of Clara Santistevan and father of Virginia Santistevan, Barbara (Joe) Coltraro, Justine Ramirez, all of Boston, Mass.; Levi Santistevan Jr., Eugene Leo Santistevan, and Carlos Santistevan, all of Costilla, N.M. Brother of Emilio Arellano, Boone; Willie Santistevan and Roger Santistevan, both of Pueblo; Valentino Santistevan of Denver; Jennie Ramos of California; and Dora Santistevan of Utah. Six grandchildren, numerous nephews, and nieces also survive. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at home of John Ramirez, 2604 Cheyenne.

Santistevan, Levi Jr.
Levi Ancelmo Santistevan Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2002 - Levi Ancelmo Santistevan Jr., 28, of Costilla, N.M., passed away July 3, 2002, in Costilla, N.M. Born April 6, 1974, in La Jara, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Levi Ancelmo Santistevan Sr.; grandparents, Almindro and Amadita Santistevan, and Lupe A. Ramirez. Survived by Mom, Clara Santistevan, Costilla N.M.; brothers, Gino Santistevan, Pueblo, and Carlos Santistevan, Costilla, N.M.; sisters, Lupe (Bill) Hardy, Barbara (Joseph) Coltraro and Justine (Robert) D'Italia, all of Boston, Mass.; grandfather, John B. (Dolores) Ramirez, Walsenburg, Colo. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends. Levi enjoyed dancing, telling stories, fishing, Spanish and Western music, driving trucks and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, also Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Santistevan, Margaret Marie
Margaret Marie (Gonzales) Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Margaret Marie (Gonzales) Santistevan, 86, passed away June 18, 2006. Born June 4, 1920, in Walsenburg, Colo. to Porfirio and Nora Onofal (Cordova) Gonzales who preceded her in death along with her loving husband, Larry Santistevan; brothers, Leo Gonzales, George Gonzales; and sister, Stella Alabisi. Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Willie) Barela of Colorado Springs, Grace (Charles) Heflin of Pueblo, and Anna Santistevan of Pueblo; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by siblings, Frank Gonzales of Denver, and Robert Gonzales of Buffalo, N.Y. At her request, services have already taken place.

Santistevan, Mary B.
Mary B. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2000 - Mary B. Santistevan, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, departed this life unexpectedly March 14, 2000, at her home. A Pueblo resident for the past 45 years, Mrs. Santistevan was born June 11, 1921, in Yellowstone, Colo. Her great love was her children and grandchildren. She would cook for them, do crocheting, knitting, embroidery and quilt making along with her annual family canning session. She married Joe Ben Santistevan on Sept. 22, 1942, in Raton, N.M. He preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1999. Also her parents, Pedro C. and Rose M. Castro; a daughter, Mary Alice Santistevan; siblings, Lee, Amarante, Cordelia, Maria, Ancora and Fernie Castro; father and mother-in-law, Eluterio and Rosana Santistevan. Survived by her children, Ben (Annette) Santistevan Jr., Modesto M. (Tina) Santistevan, Sam L. (Mary Ellen) Santistevan, Marcella J. (John) Mravich, all of Pueblo; siblings, Gene (Inez) Castro, Olympia, Wash., Bertha (Tony) Trujillo, Gardner, Colo., Cora (Ray) Whitney, Crane, Mo., Martha (Louis) Valdez, Redwing, Colo., George (Yvonne) Castro, Colorado Springs, Jane (Darwin) Wahl, Springfield, Mo.; in-laws, Ceria Santistevan, Fort Collins, Clorinda Harmes, Pueblo, Mary Andreatta, Walsenburg, Colo., Claude (Margie) Santistevan, Fort Collins; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other relatives, adopted family and close friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home and the hall of Holy Family Catholic Church following the burial rites.

Santistevan, Mary Sara
Mary Sara Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2003 - Mary Sara Santistevan, 73, passed away May 14, 2003. Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Valdez, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Canuto and Catalina Martinez. Survived by husband, Willie E. Santistevan; children, Josie Santistevan, Mary Lisa (Matt Cruz) Gomez, Shelly Angel (Leroy) Kile; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 7 p.m. today, Family Worship Center, 540 Alma Ave. At her request, cremation has taken place.

Santistevan, Mildred Ann
Mildred Ann Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2005 - Mildred Ann Santistevan, 68, born Jan. 19, 1938, passed away Aug. 11, 2005. Survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ruben Santistevan; children, Kathryn, Larry, David, Marilyn, Mary, Danny, Lila, and Rachel Santistevan; numerous grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous friends, and special friend, Pat Jones. Mildred was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Visitation and video tribute, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Temple Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Santistevan, Richard D.
Richard D. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2004 - Richard D. Santistevan, 58, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord, April 22, 2004. Born Aug. 30, 1945, in Monte Vista, Colo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Fares and Cassandra Cortez; father, Armando Santistevan; mother, Mabel Serna; stepfather, Ben Serna; brothers, Regi, Dave Santistevan; mother-in-law, Annabelle DeHerrera. Survived by wife, Sharon Santistevan; children, Rick (Roberta) Santistevan, Lowanna (Michael) Mitchell, Dallas, Texas, Roxanne (Brian) Weaver, Selina-Karen (Robert) Long; father-in-law, Archie DeHerrera; brothers, John Santistevan, Ben (Linda) Serna and James Santistevan; sisters, Joann and Betty; grandchildren, Jacob Santistevan, Davin Santistevan, Christopher Weaver, Devon Santistevan, Bianca Mitchell, Eric and Dereck Santistevan, Ryan Santistevan, Karissa Weaver and Rylee Santistevan; uncle, Billy; aunt, Frances; numerous family and friends. Richard was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He retired from U.S. Postal Service and served in the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968. Visitation, noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Monday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Santistevan, Romolo William
Romolo William Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2006 - Romolo William Santistevan, 63, of Walsenburg, Colo., died Jan. 14, 2006 peacefully at home in Henderson, Nev. Rome was born on June 19, 1942 in Walsenburg, Colo., to Barbara Martinez Santistevan and Romolo Santistevan. He spent most of his life working in decorative concrete and was a master of his trade. Rome Santistevan is survived by his wife, Estella; his children, Julian (Diane), Jerome (Shenae), Jason (Monica), Abel (Michelle), Louie (Susie), Patty (Paul), Lillian (Tomas), Albert; his siblings, Andrea, Gilbert (Sophie), Clovis (Margie), Lydia (Ernie), Rose (Bob); sister-in-law, Rose; 17 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous loving friends and relatives, especially Rudy, Ben, George and Bobby Dino. Preceded in death by his parents, Romolo and Barbara Santistevan; and brother, Ruben Santistevan. Services will be held Jan. 28, at St. MaryÕs Church. Rosary 10a.m., followed by mass at 11a.m., in Walsenburg, Colo. Father Farley officiating internment at Farisita Cemetery.

Santistevan, Rose
Rose Santistevan – Huerfano World – March 9, 2006 – Rose Santistevan born July 3, 1934, passed away March 2, 2006. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Rosary funeral service at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. There will be no graveside services. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Santistevan, Rueben
Rueben Santistevan - Huerfano World - December 22, 2005 - Rueben Santistevan died Dec. 7, in Denver. He is survived by his devoted wife Rose Santistevan. Sons Chuck, Matt, Michael, daughters Toni Lofink and Paula Santistevan. A Funeral Mass was held Dec. 13 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.

Santistevan, Yolanda A.
Yolanda A. Santistevan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2006 - Yolanda A. Santistevan, 45, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, unexpectedly, March 17, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Albert Montoya; son, Billy Santistevan; daughters, Valerie Santistevan and Yvonne (Mathew) Santistevan; parents, Angela (Walter) Estrada and Manuel Ruiz; one brother; three sisters; and six grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.

Santos, Anita J.
Anita J. Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Anita J. Santos was born Aug. 13, 1929, to Eutimio Santos and Petra Roldan Santos, and passed away Jan. 22, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Betty Santos. She is survived by her sister, Rita P. Santos; brother, Tim (Angie) Santos; niece, Kimberly (Richard) DeSimone; grandnieces, Aubrey Duran, Lacey Duran and Kinsey Duran. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Anita retired from Wells Fargo Bank and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where services will be held. Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Santos, Eutimio
Eutimio Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - Eutimio "Tim" Santos, 71, born Sept. 4, 1935, passed away Nov. 18, 2006. He was predeceased by his father, Eutimio Santos; mother, Petra Santos Martinez; sisters, Betty and Anita Santos. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Angelina "Angie" Santos; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) DeSimone; granddaughters, Aubrey, Lacey and Kinsey Duran; step-grandsons, Anthony and Domenic DeSimone; sister, Rita Santos; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Tim was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the Pueblo Police Department after 32 years of service. He also worked security for the University of Southern Colorado and District 60 schools and was a member of the Colorado Police Protective Association. At his request, cremation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Eutimio "Tim" Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2006 - 'Gentleman Cop' dies after lengthy illness - Tim Santos - Services for Pueblo's "Gentleman Cop" will be held today. Known to his co-workers and friends as "Saints," Eutimio "Tim" Santos, 71, died Saturday morning after slipping into a coma almost a week earlier, according to his wife Angelina "Angie" Santos. It was a sad final chapter to the retirement years Santos never got to enjoy. In July 2000, when he was two months short of retiring from the Pueblo Police Department after 32 years, Santos suffered bleeding on the brain and after two surgeries, he was left severely brain-damaged. Police Chief Jim Billings said Santos was highly regarded by his fellow police officers and the public he served. "He was well respected as a man who was very kind and slow to show his anger," said Billings. Dave Santos, an uncle to Tim Santos and himself a retired police officer, said his nephew was an exemplary officer who was "always a gentleman." "Everyone he ever came in contact with has been able to say how nice he was," said Dave Santos. "It was hard to picture him not smiling. That smile just made his personality. People gravitated to him." Mrs. Santos cherishes the memories about her husband who sadly had no memories of his own by the time he died, she said. "His memory was totally wiped out," she said. Santos suffered a seizure on Nov. 13 at the Valley View Health Care Center, a facility for victims of brain injuries in Canon City. "He was given meds to stop the seizure and he never woke up," said his wife. "He died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday." Mrs. Santos said she will remember her husband's sweetness and dedication to his family. Even at the end of his life, he collected dividends from his life as a cop, she said. “A nurse who was taking care of him the last night (of his life) kept saying, 'I know this man.' Finally, it dawned on her that he had stopped her when she was a teenager. She had an open can of beer. Instead of running her in, he made her dump the beer and promise never to do it again," the nurse had told Mrs. Santos. "He believed in giving a kid a break.” Mrs. Santos said she and her husband were an unlikely couple. After all, he was from Central High School and she was from Centennial. “He was a blind date,” Mrs. Santos remembered. “He had seen me and asked his cousin to set him up. Six months down the road he proposed. 'I don't even know you,' I said. He said, 'You'll learn to love me and like it.' ” The Santoses had one daughter, Kim who is married to Rich DeSimone; three granddaughters, Aubrey, Lacey and Kinsey; and two step-grandsons, Anthony and Domenic. Lacey remembered her grandfather as someone she could always count on and look up to. Aubrey said his tragic ending was very upsetting. She remembered his strong, comforting hugs. Kinsey, who was 6 when her grandfather fell ill, remembered passing up preschool to stay home with her grandmother. “I remember when he came home from work, he would say, 'Honey, I'm home.' He was my hero and will always be my hero.” There will be a funeral Mass said for Santos at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Santos, Frank Anthony Sr.
Frank Anthony "Champ" Santos Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1987 - Frank Anthony "Champ" Santos Sr. entered into rest Nov. 21, 1987, in San Jose, Calif. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Santos; dearest father of Renee Dynelle, Frank Anthony Jr., Kerrie Suzanne Santos, all of San Jose; devoted son of Bertha Santos and the late Frank Santos; dear brother of Clara (Richard) Morales, South Carolina, Mary Ann (Albert) Novak, Debra Santos and Karen (Carl) Vasquez, all of Pueblo; grandson of Mary Santos. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Pueblo, he was a 1959 graduate of Pueblo Central High School and a 1965 graduate of Southern Colorado State College. He did graduate work at Western State College and San Jose State University. He also served two years active duty in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He taught and coached baseball for the past decade at Gunderson High School in San Jose. Funeral services were held in San Jose. A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1987, at Our Lady of Assumption Church.

Santos, Joe
Joe Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2003 - Joe Santos, 64, affectionately known to his ballplayers as "Mr. Commissioner," proudly stepped up to home plate and hit the greatest home run of his life at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003. Joe was born Feb. 26, 1939, in Durango, Mexico. His mother, Sara Nava Pena, precedes him in death. Also, sisters, Mary Lou Santos, Lorraine LaChapelle; brother-in-law, Tim Hernandez; nephews, professional boxer, David "Day Day" Santos, Frank Pena; and his favorite uncle, Anthony "Punchy" Chavez. Joe loved his city of Pueblo, some say when the team went on trips, Joe would be Pueblo's un-official Goodwill Ambassador. Joe was inducted into the American Softball Association Hall of Honor. Joe coached the Pueblo Bandits fastball team to eight world tournaments, and three top four finishes in the NAFA fast pitch league. Joe was a member of Horizon Credit Union Loan Approval Committee. He was employed at the CMHIP as a pysch tech for over 40 years; the City of Pueblo Basketball League, 25 years; men's fast pitch, 20 years. Joe is survived by his wife, Frances (Hernandez) Santos; three sons, Chris (Sue) Santos, Michael Santos, Gerald (Paula) Santos; grandchildren, Gary Lee (Erica) Lucero, Jolene Santos, Jacque Santos, Jennifer Santos, Nicholas Santos, Hayle Santos, Jordan Tyler, Kylie Rae Santos; also three great-grandchildren; his father, Mike (Mary Ann) Santos; siblings, Vicky (Leo) Sandoval, Darlene (Dan) Jaramillo, Mike (Elaine) Santos, David (Lucy) Santos, Alex (Rose) Pena, Virginia (Carlos) Gonzales, Carol (Phil) Quintana, Lawrence Pena, Robert Pena, Rosalie (Joe) Aragon; mother-in-law, Alice Fierro; father-in-law, Joe Hernandez; other in-laws, Robert Hernandez, Joe (Peggy) Hernandez, Phil (Nell) Hernandez, Ruth (Art) Perez, Belinda (Vic) Lopez, Tony Hernandez; special friends, Mike (Rose) Hernandez; numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The Santos family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando, Sangre de Cristo Hospice; Jeanette and Carla; and the numerous compadres and commadres, and the many children they sponsored. In your charity, a scholarship fund has been set up at Pueblo Horizon FCU, account number 17520009 in Joe's name, for deserving children of the Pueblo Community. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following both services.

Santos, Joseph Ruben
Joseph Ruben Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2001 - Joseph Ruben Santos, 10, a fifth-grade student at Benjamin Franklin Elementary school, departed this life unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2001. A lifetime Puebloan, "Joey," as he was known to family and friends, was born Dec. 7, 1990. Preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine Santos; great-grandfathers, Vidal Roybal and Manuel Santos. Joey was very active in sports and had trophies for baseball and basketball. He enjoyed fishing, bike riding, wrestling, music and the Denver Broncos. Joey had an excellent sense of humor and was a very polite child. Survived by his loving grandmother who took care of Joey after his mother's passing, Mrs. Stella Ortiz; a brother, Zachary Santos; great-grandmothers, Bernadina Roybal and Connie Santos; grandfather, Salvador (Frances) Santos; aunts, Yvonne (Randy) Harris, Laurie (Jason Gomez) Santos, Delphinia (Jeff Anderson) Santos, Katie Santos; godparents, John Moreno, Denver, Gina Moreno, Pueblo; special cousins, Jerry Gonzales, Monica and Valerie Harris, Jade Gomez, Alana Anderson; his father, Ruben Sandoval, Denver; his fifth-grade classmates and teachers; and many friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Paul Montez, O.S.B., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1620 Claremont. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any branch of Minnequa Bank.

Santos, Lupe
Lupe (Gallegos) Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2005 - Lupe (Gallegos) Santos, 87, passed away Aug. 15, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Francisca Benitez Gallegos; and loving husband of 50 years, Joseph R. Santos; grandchildren, Thomas Santos Jr. and Sandra Garcia; brothers and sisters, Phillip Gallegos, Raymond Gallegos and Josephine Gallegos. She is survived by children, Joseph (Mick) Santos, Tom (Florence) Santos of Pueblo, Mary Louise (Terry) Hodges of Houston, Texas; sisters, Alice Fierro and Mary Martinez of Pueblo; brothers, Mike (Mary) Gallegos of El Paso, Texas; Salvador (Hilda) Gallegos, and Julian (Petra) Gallegos of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kathy Palin of Absarokee, Mont., Sherrie Santos of Houston, Texas, Laurie Giannetto of Pueblo, Michael Santos of Westminster, Colo., and Alisa N. Hodges of Houston, Texas. She also is survived by eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Lupe retired from Pueblo School District 60. She was a long-time volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin, SRDA, Rosemount Museum and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. She was a member of the Eagles and ERO Club and was an avid volleyball player, walker and choir member. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, at St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Santos, Mary A.
Mary A. Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003 - Mary A. Santos, 90, born July 4, 1912. On May 31, 2003, the Virgen de Guadalupe guided our beloved mother home to our Lord in Heaven. Survived by her children, Manuel (Pat) Santos, Gilbert Santos, David (Rose) Santos, Linda (Jim) Cordova and Susan (Robert) Marez; stepdaughter-in-law, Lupe Santos; numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, and nieces and nephews, as well as many dear relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; parents, Anselmo and Elegia Almeda; brother, Jess Almeda; and stepchildren, Eutimio Santos, Joe R. Santos, Frank Santos, Refugia Rodriguez, Carmen Santos, Antonia Gallegos and Theresa Santos. Mary was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at Our Lady of the Assumption Church and the Ministry of Praise Prayer Group. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, going shopping and traveling to Mexico and in the U.S. She attended Mass on a daily basis when she was able to do so, enjoyed being with her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Vigil service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Santos, Patricia Lee
Patricia “Pat” Lee Santos - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2005 - Patricia “Pat” Lee Santos, 52, of Pueblo. Funeral Service, 2 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Santos-Valdez, Zachary Ray
Zachary Ray Santos-Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2005 - Zachary Ray Santos-Valdez, 9, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2005. Preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine Santos; and brother, Joseph Santos. He is survived by his father, Richard (Trisha) Valdez; siblings, Makayla Fox and Christopher Valdez; special uncle, John Dalton; grandparents, Stella Ortiz, Patricia Vasquez, Salvador (Fran) Santos, Richard (Christine) Valdez and Gilbert (Patricia) Lopez; aunts, Kimberly Sosa, Yvonne (Randy) Harris, Laurie (Jason Gomez) Santos, Delphinia (Jeff Anderson) Santos and Katie Santos; and numerous great-grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives. Zachary was a student at Ben Franklin Elementary; he loved four-wheeling, cars, trucks, paintball and outdoor activities. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel with vigil rosary to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday, at St. Leander Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Prior to services, the family may be contacted at 369-2127 and 296-8196. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Santoyo, Martin R. Sr.
Martin R. Santoyo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Martin R. Santoyo Sr., age 78, passed away Sept. 7, 1998. Survived by his wife, Josephine Santoyo- and sons, Martin (Louanne) Santoyo Jr., Robert F. Santoyo and Edward R. (Mary) Santoyo, all of Pueblo, and Joseph P. (Margaret) Santoyo, Ranier, Ore. Grandfather of Raymond Santoyo, Debbie (Jeff) Ordones, Lorraine Garcia, Robert M. Santoyo, Marty Santoyo III, Michael Santoyo, Madeline Santoyo and Emile Santoyo. Great-grandfather of Pat, Alex, Timmy, Michael, Melissa, Ashley, Michael Paul, Jeric and Desiree. Also survived by brother, Epifanio R. Santoyo, Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Kenneth Santoyo, five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Santoyo served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he returned to the CF&I and was employed until his retirement in 1972. During his retirement years, Mr. and Mrs. Santoyo owned and operated the Trailways Coffee Shop, the Granada Restaurant from 1975 to 1984 and then Marty's Lounge for 10 years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 7 p.m., St. Patrick Church.

Santoyo, Phil Reyes
Phil Reyes Santoyo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Phil Reyes Santoyo, 72, passed away June 28, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Santoyo- son, Phillip Santoyo Jr.- parents, Mateo and Felicitas R. Santoyo- brothers, Jose, Marcos, Enrique, Cristofro- sisters, Jesusita Santoyo, Tomosa Serrano. Survived by his son, Matthew Santoyo- daughters, Yolanda Espinoza, Loretta Santoyo- brothers, Martin R. Santoyo and Eppy R. Santoyo- and numerous grandchildren- great-grandchildren- nieces and nephews also survive. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will have a reception following the service at St. Francis Hall

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