The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Seabrook, Robin Elaine
Robin Elaine Seabrook - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2004 - Robin Elaine Seabrook, died Friday Jan. 9, 2004 at Greeley, CO as a result of an automobile accident. She was 43 years old. Robin was born Oct. 27, 1960, at Trenton, NJ, to Floyd G. Bales and Norma Jean Stinnette. She graduated from McCook High School in 1978. On July 29, 1978, she married Rory Cook. To this union three children were born. She married Michael Seabrook on October 6, 1996, in Albuquerque, NM. She was living in Aurora, CO at the time of her death. Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Clarence and Polly Bales and Otto and Ruby Stinnette. Survivors include her husband; Michael Seabrook of Las Cruces, NM; sons, Scott Cook of LaJunta, CO and Travis Cook of Pueblo, CO; daughter, Lauren Cook of Greeley, CO; her father, Floyd Bales and wife, Carla, of Holbrook, NE; her mother, Norma Doyle of McCook, NE; brothers, Pastor Steve Bales and wife, Denise, of McCook, NE, Randy Bales and wife, Carrie, of Hollbrook, NE, and Tom Bales and wife, Shelia, of Nebraska City, NE; sister, Pam and husband, Ron Foight, of Danbury, NE; one grandchild, Braxton; and close friend Maurine Taylor. Memorials may be given in her name.

Seacatt, Melba Elizabeth
Melba Elizabeth Seacatt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1987 - Melba Elizabeth Seacatt, 66, passed away Dec. 25, 1987, in San Gabriel, Calif. Wife of Hendricks Holmes Seacatt, deceased. She is survived by her brother, Milburn R. Raleigh of Lancaster, Calif.; her aunt, Ina Ready of Canoga Park, Calif.; numerous cousins in California and Colorado; her husband's sisters, Doris McCrary and Florence Hoffman of Pueblo, and Jane Gray Seacatt of Great Neck, N.Y. Turner Stevens Mortuary of Alhambra, Calif., is in charge of services to be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 30, 1987, at Rosehills Memorial Chapel in Whittier,

Seal, Margaret K
Margaret K. Seal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1999 - Margaret K. Seal, 89, formerly of Las Animas, died in Augusta, Kan., on Nov. 4, 1999. She was the widow of Harry Seal. Survived by sons, Emmett (Marge) Seal of Pueblo, and Donald (Sue) Seal of Victorville, Calif.; daughters, Beatrice (Jack) French of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., and Betty (Robert) Sullivan of Augusta, Kan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Kuhns Chapel, Las Animas. Interment to follow in Las Animas Cemetery.

Seaman, Ferdinand Gustave
Ferdinand Gustave Seaman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1934 - Ferdinand Gustave Seaman, 67, local hospital Tuesday; father of Ralph Seaman, 1119 West Abriendo, grandfather of Bernard J. Seaman, brother of Mrs. Dorothy Vanderloo, Counell Bluffs, Iowa; Charles, Ira and Edward of Iowa. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1934 - Gustav F. Seaman service Thursday 9 a.m. chapel. Burial Roselawn.

Seaman, Harriett Angelene
Harriett Angelene Seaman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1987 - Harriett Angelene Seaman, of Pueblo, died Tuesday, March 17, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by daughters, Lucille (Richard) Serena and Elsie Lorene Austin, both of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren, Janice (George) Stein, Melanie (Edward) Perko, Marlene Morris, Van Austin, all of Pueblo, Maj. Linda Shanstrom, Washington, D.C., Capt. David Serena, Fort Lewis, Wash.; and nine great-grandchildren. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Born Nov. 6, 1894, in McCune, Kan, Pueblo resident since 1925. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur B. Seaman, in 1928. Service, 10 a.m. Friday March 20, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Dr. David E. Horton and Mr. Bill Leroy officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation after the funeral only. Family may be contacted at 305 Quincy.

Searles, Ethel Evelyn H. Jane
Ethel Evelyn H. "Jane" Searles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1980 - Ethel Evelyn H. "Jane" Searles, late of Belmont Lodge, passed away early Monday at Belmont Lodge. Mrs. Searles will lie in state after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Private graveside service Friday. Full notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1980 - Ethel Evelyn H. "Jane" Searles, late of Belmont Lodge, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 1980, at Belmont Lodge. Survived by nieces, Virginia Lee of Colorado Springs, Cecile Carleton of Missoula, Mont., and other nieces and nephews. She was born Sept. 5, 1889, in Albany, Ore. She was a retired restaurant owner and jazz pianist. Preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Mae Mallahan, June 29, 1980. Private graveside service will be Friday morning at Mountain View with Rev. Eddie Kelemeni officiating.

Sears, Joseph
Joseph Sears - World Independent - August 27, 1926 - Former Resident Dies in California - Information has reached here that Joseph Sears, a former resident of Huerfano County for many years, died in Taft, Calif. on August 18. Mr. Sears was 68 years old and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T.J. Pierce. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and other relatives. He was buried in the Union cemetery at Bakersfield last Friday.

Sears, Joseph (Children of )
Children of Joseph Sears - Huerfano World - May 13, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1893: All four of Joseph Sears' children aged two through eight, died of diphtheria within a week at Talpa.

Sease, Gary
Gary "Skip" Sease - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1987 - Gary "Skip" Sease, Beulah resident for 12 years, passed away Nov. 26, 1987. Mr. Sease was descendant of J. J. Sease, a pioneer settler of the Beulah Valley. He will be greatly missed by his brothers. Survivors include his son, Jason Sease of Denver; two stepsons, Roger and Mark Yarn of Beulah. Also survived by his parents, Robert and Wilma Sease of Pueblo, and four brothers, Don and Jeff Simms of Amarillo, Texas, John Borodin of Pueblo and Bill Simms of Garden City, Kan. Also survived by his grandmother, Adeline De Foe, as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Aram Philibosian officiating. Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 90 endowment fund in Skip's memory. The family may be contacted at 708 W. Grant.

Sease, Mary
Mary Sease – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 8, 1869 – Died at the residence of John J. Sease, Esq., on the St. Charles, on Wednesday, June 30, Miss Mary Sease, aged 18 years.  The deceased was a young lady of more than ordinary graces of person and mind.  She was the idol of the family circle to which she belonged, and her sudden death has cast a deep gloom over the hearts of her friends and acquaintances.  The circumstances attending her death made the blow fall with a crashing weight upon the bereaved family.  In the enjoyment of her usual, though not robust health, on the morning of the day she died, she was a corpse before the sun had scarcely passed the meridian.  Her death has excited the sympathy of the entire community for the family in its terrible bereavement.

Sease, Robert Eugene
Robert Eugene “Bob” Sease - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2006 - Robert Eugene “Bob” Sease. My name is in the obits, so I must be dead. Born May 30, 1924, to Robert L. and Sueemma Ware Sease. Journeyed to be with his Lord and Savior on May 2, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Nadine Owens and Alene Lee Ritchie; first wife, Nadine Feeback Sease; second wife, Wilma Simms Sease; and beloved son, Gary “Skip” Sease in 1987. Bob was a life member of Pueblo Lodge No. 90, B.P.O. Elks, Past Exalted Ruler and Past Secretary. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the Gold Wing Riders Association, and prior to his moving to Canon City, was an active member of the Steel City Thunder Chapter No. 631 of the Christian Motorcycle Association. He served as a school crossing guard. In 2004, he became a born-again Christian and was so very proud of his membership in New Life Bible Church and looked forward to attending the Tuesday evening Bible study moderated by Pastor Ron Diaz. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Wilma Tilbury Sease of Canon City; stepchildren, Don Simms of Canon City, John Borodin and Jeff (Josie) Simms of Pueblo, Bill (Valerie) Simms of Greeley, Colo., Janet (Juan) Valdez of Canyon Lake, Calif., and Debbie Frias of Monmoth, Ore.; also his dear sister, Mary Beth (Jack) Duncan of Circle City, Ariz.; and grandson, Jason Robert Sease of Pueblo. He also has 15 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, New Life Bible Church, Prairie and Tucci Avenues. Interment, Beulah Cemetery, next to his beloved son, "Skip." The Elks will perform the graveside service and act as pallbearers. At his request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the No. 90 Endowment Fund, Elks Laradon Hall or to New Life Bible Church through the funeral home office.

Sease, Teresa
Teresa (Terri Kagey) Sease - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1987 - Teresa (Terri Kagey) Sease late of 5621 North Creek Road, Beulah, passed away Nov. 26, 1987. Mrs. Sease is survived by two sons, Roger and Mark Yarn of the family home; her parents, Edison O. and Jeanne Kagey of Beulah; three brothers, Kevin (Mary Ann) Kagey and Tory Kagey, both of Beulah, and Michael (Penny) Kagey of Colorado Springs; her grandmother, Margaret Clark of Beulah; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Aram Philibosian officiating. Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to Roger and Mark Yarn, through the funeral home office.

Sease, Wilma C.
Wilma C. Sease - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Wilma C. Sease, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 8, 1998. Mrs. Sease was an employee of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for many years. She loved people, never knew a stranger and enjoyed visiting on the phone with her friends and family. Survived by her mother, Adeline DeFoe. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and best friend" to her sons, Donald (Michele) Simms, John C. Borodin, Charles J. Simms and William (Valerie) Simms- 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who survive her. Preceded in death by loving stepfather, John DeFoe. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at Holy Family Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Donations may be made to the Elks Lodge No. 90 Endowment Fund or the Soup Kitchen.

Seaver, George
George Seaver – Summit County Journal – November 4, 1899 – Western Notes – George Seaver, postmaster of Pueblo, died on the 25th.

Seawell, Cari
Cari Seawell - Huerfano World - September 3, 1992 - Cari Seawell, 51 dies - Cari Seawell, 51, died at her home in the Libre Community late Saturday, Aug. 29, 1992. She had fought a three year battle with melanoma cancer. Born Dec. 29,1 940 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Edwin and Virginia Mattern Reichele, she was schooled and raised in Clearwater, FL, where she won the Miss Clearwater contest in 1959. At the age of 21, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a secretary in Century City. She began her career as a professional musician in 1963 after meeting Elvis Presley. As lead singer for The Celebrities, Cari sang in Las Vegas, Hawaii, and the Bahamas. From 1967-68 Cari toured the Orient with The Cari Scott Trio. After returning from the Orient, Cari and ex-husband Brent Seawell founded the Formula IV band which was a fixture on the Los Angeles and Los Vegas circuits for several years. She then worked as a member of the trio Patti, Maxine and LaVerne. First visiting Huerfano County in 1971, she decided to make the area her home in 1973. She lived in Malachite for a year before moving into the Libre Community in 1974. Cari toured the southwest with the Dog Brothers Band and The Roids since that time. She was an avid gardener and was known far and wide for her sense of humor and gourmet cooking. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, David Perkins; her ex-husband, Brent Seawell, Vista, CA; a son Bo Seawell, Vista; two brothers, John Reichele and Robert Reichele, both of Los Angeles; two sisters, Merrily Karr, Los Angeles and Betsy Rich, Libre, and a grandson, Graeme Seawell. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Los Encinos Cemetery near Libre. Following the service there will be a potluck meal. At 4 p.m. there will be a musical tribute to Cari featuring The Roids and guest artists. To reach the cemetery, go west on Highway 69 until the 18 ½ mile marker, turn right and proceed north seven miles. In lieu of flowers, well wishers are encouraged to send a tax-deductible donation to La Clinica, Box 68, Gardner, 81040.

Sebastian, Caesar
Caesar (C.R.) Sebastian – Albuquerque Journal - December 15, 2004 - After 97 years of a remarkable and fulfilling life, Caesar (C.R.) Sebastian, cherished father of Ann, has joined his beloved wife, Louise, who pre-deceased him in 1993. He passed away on December 12, 2004, of age-related causes. Born December 27, 1906 in Trinidad, Colorado, Mr. Sebastian was the fourth child in a family of 13. His parents, Virginia Ciccone and Charles Sebastian immigrated from Italy in the 1890s and settled on a large farm east of Trinidad. Later, when the family moved to Raton, Caesar attended and graduated from Raton High School as Valedictorian of his class, and went on to receive a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. While there he was a member and President of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a member of the Colorado Marching Band and Phi Beta Kappa. While in Boulder, he was also a member of the Colorado National Guard. In 1931, he moved to Santa Fe where he worked as the Assistant State Comptroller. He met and married Louise Josephine Gross, a Missouri native who was visiting Santa Fe, in 1934, and they had one daughter, born 1937. Subsequently, Sebastian was appointed State Comptroller by then-Governor John E. Miles, beginning what was to be a long and distinguished career with the State of New Mexico in several different capacities and at the behest of Governors Miles, Dempsey, Campbell, Mabry and King, among others. He was a 63-year member of Lions Clubs International where he served as president and treasurer, as well as longtime involvements with Toastmasters Club, the National Society of Public Accountants, where he served as President, and the National Association of Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers as First Vice President. A C.P.A., Caesar established a private accounting firm that thrived in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque for many years, finally closing in 2004. His lifelong love of gardening, his many friendships, and his fiercely independent spirit sustained him to the end. Survived by daughter Ann, Santa Rosa CA; sister Helen Edwards, Raton; brothers Julius V. and Marion T. and sisters-in-law Margaret (Victor) and Cleo (Marion) all of Santa Fe; nieces Terri Sebastian, Socorro, Frieda Sebastian, Santa Fe, Beverly Pecotte (Richard), Farmington NM; Kathy Yob, Glendale CA; nephews Anthony Cafarelli (Margaret), Mesa AZ; Michael Sebastian (Sally), Bainbridge Island WA; Charles Sebastian (Linda), Newport Beach CA; James and Harry Yob, Glendale CA; Mark Edwards (Sue), Carlsbad, and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, December 16, 2004, 11:00 am, at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will take place Saturday, December 18, 2004, 2:00 pm, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, NM. Friends may visit Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Eye Foundation, the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, or an organization of your choice. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400.

Sebastian, Jon Lyford
Jon Lyford Sebastian - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Jon Lyford Sebastian, born Jan. 4, 1962, departed this life Feb. 27, 2004, at his request cremation took place and he was laid to rest with his beloved Jim, March 5, 2004. Will be sadly missed by his many beloved and devoted friends from San Francisco, and family. Parents Manuel and Consuelo Benavidez, his brothers Noe Benavidez, Omar and Maria Benavidez, Rey Benavidez, Alex Benavidez, Dave and Teresa Benavidez, Eloy Benavidez, Andy and Angela Benavidez and nephews and nieces. Aunts, uncles and cousins. A special thanks to Randy and Robert, and the staff of San Francisco Hospice, the staff of the hospitals he was in at the time of his illness, and his many other friends.

Sebastian, Nellie E.
Nellie E. Sebastian - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sebastian, Mrs. Nellie E., services our chapel [T.G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc. McCarthy Building] Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. and Sacred Heart church 9 a.m.

Sebastiani, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Sebastiani - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - August 5, 2003 - Dorothy Mae Sebastiani, age 88, passed away on August 2, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born on February 3, 1915 to Matt and Veronica Sarson in Gardner, New Mexico. Dorothy attended and graduated from Trinidad High School. She was married on September 1, 1938 to Marco Sebastiani at Holy Trinity Church. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church and faithfully prayed her rosary. While at the nursing home, she enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting with her many relatives and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marco, brothers Matt and Milan Sarson. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Charlene) Sebastiani of San Francisco, Calif., Veronica (Richard) Mosher of Trinidad and Mary Grace Rupert of Raton, New Mexico, grandchildren, Charlee Jo, Michelle, Monique, Marc, Maree, Jennifer (James) Butch, Stacey (Blaine) Eubanks, great grandchildren, Brandon, Luke, Phillip, Karrigian and Jenesee and her many relatives and friends. Visitation for Dorothy will be held on Wednesday, August 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary is scheduled for Thursday, August 7 at 9 a.m. at the Chapel. A Funeral Mass will follow at the Holy Trinity Church at 10:00 a.m. Father Phil Coury will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Richard Mosher, Mark Mosher, James Butch, Blaine Eubanks and Josh Frashuer. Honorary pallbearers will be all her good friends. The family entrusts the arrangements of Dorothy Mae Sebastiani to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Sebastinelli, Catherine
Catherine Sebastinelli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Catherine Sebastinelli, 84, passed away March 26, 2004, in Pueblo. She was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Rugby, Colo. She was a graduate of Aguilar High School. She is preceded in death by her soulmate and husband of 42 years, Tony, on May 10, 1986. She was a member of St. Ignatius Parish of Segundo for more than 60 years and served as a Eucharistic minister. She made her home at Sharmar Village Care Center in Pueblo for the past 2 years. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jane and Piff Vigil, Pueblo, and Sharon and Kelly Vecellio, Fruita, Colo.; grandchildren, Joyce Vigil and Bill Martinez, Pueblo, Karri Vecellio, Fruita, and Shawn and Nicole Vecellio, Loveland; great-grandchildren, Anthony Vigil-Martinez, Kymberly and Aubree Budicky; sisters and brothers, Ann Ratkovich, Pueblo, Elizabeth DeCarolis, Trinidad, Frank Ratkovich, Depew, N.Y., and John Ratkovich, Lakewood; special nieces, godchild Pat Salbato, Bernadine Geiger and Bernadette Cappellucci, all of Pueblo; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and her family at the Sharmar Village Care Center also survive. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004. A rosary will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Melancon, S.J. as the celebrant. Interment will be at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wayne Cappellucci, Dustin Cappellucci, Clay Hall, Ron Genova, Roy Hockman and Jason Salbato. Memorials requested to be made in Catherine's name to the Sharmar Village Care Center, 1201 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81004, or through the funeral home.

Sebastinelli, Tony
Tony Sebastinelli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1986 - Tony Sebastinelli, 66, of Segundo, passed away May 10, 1986, at Mount San Rafael Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Segundo to Joseph and Jessie Sebastinelli. He worked for CF&I Steel Corp. for 44 years, before retirement. He was a member of UMWA No. 9856, Knights of Columbus No. 1072, and St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Segundo. Survived by his wife, Catherine Sebastinelli, Segundo; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jane and Piff Vigil, Pueblo, Sharon and Kelly Vecellio, Trinidad; grandchildren, Joyce Vigil, Pueblo, Kerrie and Shawn Vecellio, Trinidad; nieces and nephews, Patsy Salbato, Bernadine Hickman, Bernadette and Wayne Cappellucci, all of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Mary Ratkovich, Aguilar. Visitation, 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Christian wake service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Russ Meyerhofer and Father Harry Hoormann, SJ, officiating. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 901 Tasco St., Trinidad. Contributions may be made to Catholic elementary schools through Mount Carmel rectory.

Sebben, Joe
Joe Sebben - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1986 - Joe Sebben, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1986. He was born March 1, 1921, in Sopris, Colo., to John and Maria Sebben. He graduated from Sopris High School in 1940. He worked in the Valdez Mine until its closing, and then was employed as a custodian for Trinidad State Junior College until his retirement in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Minnie of Starkville; daughter, Beverly Hallmark; two brothers, Gerald and Adolph Sebben; and other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad.

Secora, Hilda Irene
Hilda Irene Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Hilda Irene Secora, born March 13, 1896, died Sept. 6, 1986. Wife of Walter J. Secora, who passed away Sept. 5, 1964. Sister-in-law of Christine Carlson. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, Emil A. and Evier C. Carlson; and sisters, Mary Leonard and Anna Reed. She was a kind and loving person; she was loved by all. She was a member of the Birthday Bunco Club and of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the chapel following the Monday evening rosary. They respectfully request the omission of food.

Secora, Michael P.
Michael P. Secora - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1999 - Michael P. Secora, born Jan. 5, 1938, passed away Sept. 5, 1999. Survived by mother, Theresa Secora. Preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Secora; special friend, George Markussen; and his aunt, Mary (Steve) Ewert. He is also survived by two uncles, Adolph (Marylyn) Herman and Steve Herman, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Michael worked for CF&I for 28 years, belonged to St. Leanders Church, the 1st Catholic Union, FCSLU and 50+ Organization. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Leanders Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Seculo, Olga Zanon
Olga Zanon Seculo - Durango Herald - November 1, 2003 - Olga Zanon Seculo, of Durango, died of natural causes on Aug. 1, 2003, at Four Corners Health Care Center. She was 90. Mrs. Seculo was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Reliance, Wyo., to Joseph Zanon and Juditta Rufini. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1931 and married John Seculo three years later. An Avon saleswoman for 45 years, Mrs. Seculo lived in Trinidad until 1996 when she moved to Durango to live with her daughter, Jolleen Myers. "My mother was truly a mother and grandmother to the entire family," Jolleen Myers said. "She was quite a lady whose first love was her family." Mrs. Seculo was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Trinidad. In addition to Jolleen Myers, Mrs. Seculo is survived by daughters Judy Rino of Peoria, Ariz., and Joyce Monter of Monte Vista; a brother, John Zanon of Denver, eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Columba Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. A memorial Mass is scheduled at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday in Trinidad. Burial will be at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Columba Catholic Church, 1830 East Second Ave., Durango 81301.

Sedinger, James Dean
James Dean Sedinger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2001 - James "Dean" Sedinger, 66 passed away on Aug. 9. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Sue Sedinger, sisters Jane Clayton of Huntington, West Virginia, Martha Reese of McLean, Virginia, their six children and families, his children Renee, Risa, Mark and Reana and step-children Sydney Smith and Andrew Smith. Renee is married to Bob Britt. Risa's family includes husband John Dioniso and children Johnna Lea and Chase. Mark's family includes wife Heidi and children Reed and Drew. Reanna's family includes husband Gene Kokayko and daughter Megan. Dean was born in Jewell Ridge, Virginia on Dec. 8, 1934. He earned a BS in Biology from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and a Masters in Chemistry from Colorado State College (Now University of Northern Colorado), and made Colorado his home after serving two years in the United States Army at Fort Carson. His two years of active duty military service was followed by 30 years in the United States Army Reserve, where at times he attended 48 drills per year, serving in the Medical Service Corp, finally retiring with the rank of "Full Bird" Colonel. His military career included service with the 1st U.S. Army Maneuver Training Command and the XVI U.S. Army Corp. He also served as a chemistry teacher at Pueblo East High School for 33 years, which led to service as the president of the Pueblo Education Association (PEA) where he represented over 1,100 District 60 teachers. As a teacher, Dean had a major impact on the lives of countless young people, leading them into science and higher education. After retiring from Pueblo School District 60 he became involved with leadership positions in several civic organizations including Silver State #95, National Railway Historical Society, the Nature Conservancy, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, American Legion Ð Post 0203. Dean also attained a level 32 with the Masons and was instrumental in the start-up of both the Pueblo Locomotive & Rail Historical Society and the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center. In 1996 he started the Garlic King Farm, which provides home-grown garlic to customers across the country by mail order. In his short time on Earth, Dean lived a very active life, experiencing and giving on a level few attain in a much longer life. He was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and musician, enjoying geology, farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and his favorite teams from the University of Northern Colorado, the Rockies and the Broncos. Dean always saw people for what they could be in a positive light. His quiet strength and affirming ways will be missed. Viewing is scheduled for 6-8p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Aug.16, 2001 at 11:00a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, followed by internment at the Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make contributions can make donations to a scholarship fund for Pueblo East High School chemistry students in the name of James Dean Sedinger.

Sedita, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Sedita - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2004 - Dorothy L. Sedita, 84, passed away on Dec. 27, 2004, in the comfort of her family after a long battle with Alzheimer's and a short battle with cancer. She now is reunited with her husband of 60 years, Philip Sedita; loving son, Philip Ray Sedita; special son-in-law, Lorin Oliver; infant grandson, Daniel Oliver; parents, Caroline and Frank Bregar; and mother- and father-in-law, Sam and Mary Sedita. She also is pre-deceased by brothers, Donald Bregar and Frank Bregar; in-laws, Jack (Jiggs) Yengich, Albert Sabo, Russell and Sarah Sedita, Lillian and Nick Taulli, Lena and Charlie Genova, Jennie and Frank Taulli and Carl Ochiato. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Carol Oliver; grandchildren, Amanda Oliver, Aaron Oliver, Sean (Katie) Sedita and Nicole (James) Cannella; daughter-in-law, Dianne Sedita; sisters, Bertha Sabo and Caroline Yengich; sisters-in-law, Connie Bregar, Joyce Bregar and Josephine Ochiato. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and her uncle, Anthony (Agnes) Zupancic. Dorothy enjoyed her family, cooking, baking, crafting, her puzzles, bingo, trips to Las Vegas, Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and running the various taverns she and her husband Phil owned throughout the years. Dorothy was a generous, caring, hardworking woman and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A special thank you to Dr. Gail Burchett and nurse Deb, for their kind and compassionate care of mom for many years and to the entire Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff, especially Maria, Lynn, Lenore and Deacon John, who we considered Angels sent from Heaven. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Entombment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sedita, Philip
Philip Sedita - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Philip Sedita, 84, passed away Aug. 19, 2000. He was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Pueblo. Survived by wife, Dorothy Sedita; daughter, Carol Oliver, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Dianne Sedita, Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Aaron and Amanda Oliver, Pueblo, Sean Sedita, Golden, Colo., Nicole Sedita, Hollywood, Calif.; sisters, Josephine Ochiato and Jennie Taulli, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Mary; son, Philip Ray Sedita; sisters, Lillian Taulli and Angelina Genova; brother, Russell Sedita; and son-in-law, Lorin Oliver. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Sedita, Sarah
Sarah Sedita - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Sarah Sedita, 89, passed away Nov. 28, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell Sedita- her grandson, John Foderaro- four brothers- two sisters- and her parents, Ignazio and Rosalie Cash. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Salardino of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jo Anne Vincent, Arvada, Lee (Rhonda) Beard of Indianapolis, Ind.- great-grandchildren, Lana Vincent, Leslie Vincent, Chris Vincent, Sarah Foderaro, Jenny Foderaro, Zachary Beard, and Nick Beard. Also survived by her bother, Carl (Angie) Cash of Pueblo- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive. Mrs. Sedita was a member of St. Patrick Church, where the funeral Mass will be held, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Sedlak, Gertrude
Gertrude "Trudy" Sedlak - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1998 - Gertrude "Trudy" Sedlak of La Junta, died Oct. 23, 1998, in La Junta. Services, 1 p.m. Monday, at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kay Ryan officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Girch Work Activities Center, P.O. Box 1130, La Junta.

Sedlak, Julia Ann
Julia Ann Sedlak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Julia Ann Sedlak was born in Czechoslovakia on Nov. 10, 1892, and died in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 19, 1986. Mother of Olga Kirk, Helen Stanko, Alex Sedlak, Ann Mikulas, and Harry Sedlak. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services at St. Mary Orthodox Church, north of Calhan, Colo. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday and memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery near the church.

Sedmak, John
John Sedmak - World Independent - February 5, 1946 - John Sedmak of this city died in a Denver hospital early today. Born May 16, 1888 in Austria, he came to the United States in 1904 and settled first in Pennsylvania and moved later to Ideal and then to Walsenburg. He is survived by his widow, Mary, of 212 West Fourth Street, and five daughters as follows: Mrs. Mary Gerres, city, Joan at the family home, Wilma at Los Angeles and Agnes and Pauline in Sacramento, and one son, John of Sacramento. He has been employed at the local Elks club for several years, He is a member of the Elks, SNPJ Lodge 299 and C.F.U. 101. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary and will be announced later. World Independent - February 7, 1946 - Funeral services for John Sedmak who died earlier this week in a Denver hospital will be held from the Unfug Peet Mortuary Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Graveside services will be conducted by the SNPJ Lodge 299, the AFU Lodge 101 and the BPOE Lodge 1086, in all of which he held membership. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet mortuary.

Sedmak, Mary Jo
Mary Jo Sedmak - Sacramento Bee – March 29, 2005 - Sacramento, CA - Obituary: Mary Jo Sedmak, 92, made waitressing an art - Mary Jo Sedmak, a top Sacramento waitress, made her customers feel like VIPs. "My mom believed that a customer always came first," daughter Mary Rohling said Monday. "She was a waitress par excellence." Ms. Sedmak, who had retired in 1984, died of natural causes in a Roseville nursing home Thursday. She was 92. Whether serving coffee at Hoyt's Donut Shop or, later, a New York steak at the Sutter Club, Ms. Sedmak made waitressing an art for more than 30 years, her daughter said. "My mom was from the old school, working hard all of her life," Rohling said. "For all her hardships, she had a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor." Ms. Sedmak culminated her career at the Sutter Club, where she worked until she was 72. "Mary Jo was a fun-loving lady who was here for many, many years," said Barbara Standley, catering manager at the Sutter Club. "She was loved by all." Mary Josephine Sedmak was born in Valdez, Colo., and later lived in Walsenburg in the state's south-central section. A coal miner's daughter, she began working after school at age 12 to help support her family. By the Great Depression, she had quit school to concentrate on work. "Some people would hire her to clean their house," Rohling said, "but when she brought money home, it wasn't for fun and games. It was for family bills." Miss Mary Jo, as she was then called, later became a waitress in Walsenburg. In the mid-1930s, she entered into a marriage that lasted about six years. In roughly 1944, her family suffered a blow when her father died. Her mother, Mary Sedmak, moved the remainder of the family to Sacramento in 1946. Soon afterward, Ms. Sedmak went to work at Hoyt's Donut Shop in North Sacramento. A year or two later, she moved to the Top of the Town, a stylish lounge atop the Elks Building on J Street. Enjoying the panoramic views, she worked there for about a decade. Eventually, Ms. Sedmak was hired at the Sutter Club. For more than 15 years, she served lunch in the Club's Grill Lounge, Standley said, as well as working other club events. Although Ms. Sedmak respected all her customers, her least favorite were those from the legal profession, Rohling said. "My mom didn't want to wait on lawyers because she said they didn't tip at all," she said. "That's the only complaint I ever heard my mother say about any of her customers." Ms. Sedmak lived in the nursing home for about two years. Before that, she had lived in Citrus Heights. "God was very good to my mom because he let her have her mental faculties up until the end," Rohling said.

Seel, Betty May
Betty May (Heath) Seel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2004 - Betty May (Heath) Seel passed away Sept. 3, 2004, after a brief illness. She was born and raised in Pueblo, attending local schools and Pueblo Junior College, later graduating from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Betty and her husband were in the Presbyterian mission field in Venezuela for many years. Upon returning to the United States, they settled in Tucson, Ariz., and she was a minister in San Manuel, Ariz., and Bisbee, Ariz. Survived by her husband, Robert; four children; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Jim (Marci) Heath of San Manuel, Ariz., and Bil (Jacqui) Heath of Pueblo. Other survivors in Pueblo include a cousin, Barbara Ritter; and aunts, Eulalia Heath and Becky Proudfoot. A memorial service will be held Sept. 10, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz. Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Betty May (Heath) Seel. Survivors from Pueblo: brother, Bil (Jacqui) Heath; cousin, Barbara Ritter; and aunts, Eulalia Heath and Becky Proudfoot. Services in Tucson, Ariz. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Border Ministries or Mont Lure Church Camp, C/O Presbytery de Cristo Office, 401 E. Fourth St. No. C, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Seeley, Roy E.
Roy E. Seeley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2005 - Roy E. Seeley, 64, passed away Jan. 5, 2005. He is survived by his children, Roy (Patti) Seeley, Melissa, of Pueblo, Kenneth Seeley of Canon City, John Seeley of Denver; grandson, Christopher Seeley; brother, Earl; sisters, Martha, Mary, Margaret of Pueblo; also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Donations may be made to the funeral home to help with the expenses of the funeral services. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2005; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. At the family's request cremation will follow.

Seelye, Edith L.
Edith L. Seelye - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1999 - Edith L. Seelye, 95, joined her husband, Stuart N. Seelye, in death May 22,1999. She was born Jan. 8, 1904, in Bruning, Neb. She was retired from Social Security Administration with 20 years of service. Survived by her sister, Edna Christancy of Geneva, Neb.- and brother, Frederick J. (Dorothy) Wolter of West Chester, Pa. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Alvena Wolter-stepmother, Anna C. Wolter- brother, Ralph Wolter- sisters, Alfreida Dunker and Catherine Allpress. Mrs. Seelye was a member of the Eastern Star, Vesper Chapter 9 and a member of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Pueblo. Cremation as taken place and inurnment will be held in Strang, Neb.

Seelye, John C.
John C. Seelye - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1999 - John C. Seelye, 96, of Pueblo since 1917, passed away June 30, 1999 . Mr. Seelye was a graduate of Centennial High School class of 1921. He was a former city engineer for Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Vula, in1992. Survived by his son, John (Joanne) Seelye- and daughter, Diane (Leonard) Johnson- grandchildren, Mark, Janice, Michael, Charles and Lori-great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Trevor, Natalie, Nicole, Katie, Erin, Andy, Ruthie and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tues day, July 6, 1999 , at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any donations be made to the Southwest Church of Christ or the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Seelye.

Seeman, Esther
Esther Seeman - Albuquerque Journal - November 20, 2004 - Esther Seeman, 95, of McIntosh passed away Nov. 2. She was born April 2, 1909. Esther was an avid horsewoman who trained horses and riders for 35 years. Born in Trinidad, Colo., she was raised in Clayton, N.M., lived in California, New Jersey and Michigan and retired to New Mexico. She left no surviving family.

Seendermann, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Seendermann - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 17, 1991 - Raymond E. Seendermann, 85, of Pueblo died Thursday. He was former owner of City Park Guernsey Dairy. He also had been supervisor of the Treatment Plant of Pueblo Board of Water Works before retiring in 1971. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., in Pueblo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, with the Revs. William Cooper and James Kelsey officiating. Burial will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Mr. Seendermann was born July 11, 1905, in Tamalco, Ill., to Frank J. and Clara (Carroll) Seendermann. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a life member of BPOE Lodge 90. Mr. Seendermann was married to Susie E. Donley, who survives. He also is survived by two daughters, Vivian Richardson and Betty Finley, both of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He had a brother, Harold E., who died in 1989. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the giver's choice.

Sefcovic, Andrew Mike
Andrew (Andy) Mike Sefcovic - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - Andrew (Andy) Mike Sefcovic, 85, longtime area resident, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Pueblo. He married Beryl Bernice Sullivan on Nov. 22, 1946, in La Junta. He was a WWII veteran. He farmed north of Fowler for many years, as well as at Wetmore, Kirk and Vona, Colo., before moving to Oklahoma in September 1999. He is survived by his wife, Beryl Bernice Sefcovic; son, Dwight (Donna) Sefcovic, all of Norman, Okla.; daughter, Bonita Benshoof, Vacaville, Calif.; son, Milton (Janet) Sefcovic of Pueblo; as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by brothers, Felix (Elna) of Grand Junction and John (Doris) Sefcovic of Pueblo; sisters, Rose Marie Hopper and Cecelia Clapp, both of Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Sebesta and Mary (Sipold) Sefcovic; and brother, Tony Sefcovic. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler. Interment at Fowler Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at the Fowler Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Sefcovic, Felix S.
Felix S. Sefcovic - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2000 - Felix S. Sefcovic, age 89, of Grand Junction, died Aug. 2, 2000, at Community Hospital. A rosary service will be recited Friday at 7 p.m. in St. Ann Catholic Church in Palisade and a memorial Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m., also at St. Ann, with Rev. James Plough officiating. Cremation has been held. Mr. Sefcovic was born May 10, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to Sebesta and Mary Sipold Sefcovic. He married Elna G. McFarland on Sept. 19, 1939, in Globe, Ariz. Mr. Sefcovic was a rancher and farmer most of his life. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Palisade and St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle. He was very active in politics, served on the city council in Debeque, served as a Democratic Precinct Committee Man in Garfield County and belonged to the farmers union. He enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. Survivors include his wife, Elna G.; sons, Fred of Carbondale, Bob of Socorro, N.M., Valent (Loretta) of West Jordan, Utah, Felix Allen (Tammi) of Parachute; daughters, Debra (Kevin) Anderson of Colorado Springs, Maggie Burns of Denver, Wynona Mahaffey of Grand Junction, Cathy (Ron) Chase of Glenwood Springs; sisters, Rose Hopper and Cecelia Clapp of Pueblo. Seventeen grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Albert; and brothers, Tony, Andy and Johnny. Memorial donations may be made to Ruth M. and John Heelan Scholarship Fund for First Generation College Students established by the CMC Foundation in care of the CMC Foundation and Ruth Heelan Fund, P.O. Box 1763, Glenwood Springs, CO 81606.

Sefcovic, Johnny
Johnny "John" Sefcovic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2000 - Johnny "John" Sefcovic, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 30, 2000. A devoted, loving husband and father, grandpa and great-grandpa. Preceded in death by daughter, Margaret; and brothers, Tony and Andy. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doris; children, Veronica (Dan) Sokolinski of Denver, David, Valerie (John) Thompson, Mark (Cindy) of Denver, Julie (Cecil) Whittington, Kenneth (Nancy) Jay, Matthew (Krystal), Rodney, Laura (Tom) Guardamondo; sisters, Cecilia Clapp and Rosie Hopper; and brother, Felix (Elna). Also survived by 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. John retired after 31 years of service with the Pueblo Army Depot and spent 15 years in the naval branch of the military, retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. There will be no viewing. Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Christ the King, Celebrant Bill Gleason officiating. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Segobia, Frances
Frances (Galetti) Segobia – Californian – January 1, 2006 - Salinas, CA - Frances (Galetti) Segobia, 60, of Walsenburg, Colo., died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo., from complications after surgery. She was born April 21, 1945, in Greenfield to Hilda and Silvio Galetti. In 1952, the Galetti family moved to Atascadero, where Fran attended and graduated from local schools. After graduating from beauty college in Salinas, she married her husband, George Segobia, and returned to the Paso Robles area, where she eventually purchased the Country Salon in Templeton and operated it until her retirement in 1997. She and George moved to Walsenburg, Colo., in 1999. She was preceded in death by her father, Silvio Galetti Sr. Survivors: Husband, George, of Walsenburg, Colo.; son, Troy Segobia (wife Laura); grandsons, Brandon and Devon of Templeton; daughter, Tina Taylor (husband Rod); grandsons, Dace and Dakota of Paso Robles; mother, Hilda Galetti of Paso Robles, sister Judy Berti (husband Frank) of Soledad; nephews, Ken and Bryan Berti of Paso Robles, brother, Silvio (Buddy) Galetti Jr. of Paso Robles; nieces, Tobie Anderson and Tanna Galetti; sister, Jan Summers (husband Jerry); nephew, Josh Eppert; sister-in-law, Dee Hopsiter of Colorado Springs, Colo., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends who will forever feel the void of our beloved Fran. Viewing services: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Kuehl-Nicolay Mortuary, 1703 Spring St., Paso Robles. Graveside services: To follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Paso Robles District Cemetery in Paso Robles.

Segona, Lucille
Lucille Segona - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2003 - Lucille Segona, age 97, passed away Feb. 2, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Salvatore and Josephine Spinuzzi; husband, Russell Segona; and daughter, Lucille Dazzio. Survived by her daughter, Lynn (Stefan) Harrison; grandchildren, Russell Dazzio, Pasadena, Calif., Tony Dazzio, Las Vegas, Nev., Sergio Suun, Colorado Springs, Colo., Andrea Suun and Cynthia Suun, both of Aurora, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Samatha Dazzio and Serena Lucia Dazzio. Also survived by one brother, Gus (Audrey) Spinuzzi; and one sister, Beatrice (Henry) Beck; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Born Lucia Spinuzzi on Sept. 8, 1905, she was one of 14 children including eight boys, Sam, Scottie, Turk, Ange, Joe, Frank, Gus and Sainto; and six girls, Fanny, Mary, Annie, Clara and Beatrice. She grew up on a farm in Blende, and spent most of her life in Pueblo. She moved to Las Vegas around 1965, living there over 20 years, four years in Southern California and then spent her final years in Colorado Springs with her daughter, Lynn Harrison. She started working at a candy factory called Ruth's Candy Factory making cherry chocolates. She then worked at several restaurants including, The Top of the Town and Pueblo Country Club as a cook and woman chef. She owned and operated three restaurants at different times in her life, Gunnison Truck Stop, Pueblo Truck Stop on Highway 85 and Lucia's Pizzeria in Pueblo. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with family present from 9 a.m. to noon. Rosary and funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Segura, Amadeo G.
Amadeo G. Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1997 - Amadeo G. Segura, born Aug. 9, 1910, passed away Dec. 11, 1997. Mr. Segura came to Colorado from New Mexico in 1950 and was employed at CF&I for 35 years. He was a devoted, fun-loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family, Eutimio (Beatrice) Segura, Pueblo, Robert (Rose) Segura, Pueblo, Lupe (Luis) Chavez, Denver, Ronnie (Angie) Segura, Denver, Tomas (Kathleen) Segura, Denver- 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren- and sister, Socorro Gallegos, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Piedad "Patsy" on May 26, 1997- two brothers and two sisters. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at 2018 E. 16th Street.

Segura, Antonio Lobato
Antonio Lobato Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1987 - Antonio Lobato Segura, 3111 E. Orman, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 8, 1987, at his home. A Pueblo resident for most of his life. "Tony" as he was known to his friends, was born May 10, 1914, in Olney Springs. He retired from CF&I wire mill department in 1976. He also worked as a bartender for the former Black Swan and Flo's Town Tavern until his illness prevented him from work. His wife, Lena Segura, preceded him in death, Dec. 20, 1976. Survivors include his sons, Ernie Segura and Joe Segura; two daughters, Rosie (Rudloph) Cano, Gloria "Corky" Muse all of Pueblo; two brothers, Joe Segura, Denver; John Segura, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Lucy Espinoza and Dorothy (Tom) Andrews, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of the Resurrection, noon, Monday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward Pettit celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Segura, Bernardino
Bernardino Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2004 - Bernardino Segura, 49. Born May 21, 1954, in Chihuahua, Mexico, passed away April 11, 2004, at his home in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Lujan Segura of the family home; siblings, Benedita Rodriguez, Marcelino Rodriguez, all of Juarez, Mexico, Reyes Rodriguez, Elida Rodriguez, all of Edwards, Colo., Carmen Rodriguez, Albuquerque, N.M.; stepchildren, Lorri, Micahel, Jarrod and Cindy Cabral. Scripture and vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Deacon Steve Lumbert, officiating. Cremation to follow.

Segura, Carmelita Carmen Maria
Carmelita Carmen Maria Gutierrez Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1986 - Carmelita Carmen Maria Gutierrez Segura, 57, late of 305 Broadway, died Sept. 12, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by son, David Segura, in 1969. Beloved wife of Filadelfio Segura and mother of Henry C. Segura, Colorado Springs; Alex (Jeanne) Segura, Gloria (Raimundo) Bueno, Veronica (David) Rocha, Florence (Dave) Marez, Mark Segura, Patrick (Sylvia) Segura, Paul Segura, Velma Jean Segura and Moises Segura, all of Pueblo. Daughter of Reneta Martinez of Anton Chico, N.M.; and Luis Gutierrez of Albuquerque, N.M. Sister of Ramona Salas, Antonio Aguilar, Carlos Aguilar and Oneal Aguilar, all of Albuquerque, N.M. Ten grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends also survive. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Patrick Church, with Father Pettit officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives at 305 Broadway. Please omit flowers and food. Memorials can be made to a special fund at Minnequa Bank in the name of Carmen Segura.

Segura, Eutimio A.
Eutimio A. Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2000 - Eutimio A. Segura, 62, passed away Oct. 19, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Beatrice Segura; children, Craig Sandoval, Carrie (Delfino) Romero, Ben (Doreen) Sandoval, Ernesto Segura, Jose Segura, John (Maria) Ortega, Lisa Ortega; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters, Bob (Rose) Segura, Lupe Chavez, Ronnie (Angie) Segura, Tomas Segura; and aunt, Socorro Gallegos. Preceded in death by his parents, Amadeo and Piedad Segura. Eutimio was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He also loved fishing, camping, and being with his family. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by cremation. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Segura, Isabel
Isabel Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2001 - Age 86, of San Acacio. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at Sangre de Cristo Church. Interment, San Acacio Cemetery.

Segura, Jennie Martinez
Jennie Martinez Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1987 - Jennie Martinez Segura, 211 Townsend, departed this life June 6, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born May 20, 1928, in Phoenix, Ariz., she later moved to Trinidad where she worked as a waitress for the New York Cafe. She married Jose "Maggie" Segura on June 5, 1957, at Holy Rosary Church, Pueblo. She is survived by her husband; two children, Ernest Segura, Pueblo, Ruby (Agapito) Cruz, Denver; a brother, Roger John Martinez, Pueblo; two sisters, Rose Martinez, Pueblo, Tillie (Wesley) Rymer, Orlando, Fla.; aunt, Mary Angel, father-in-law, Joe G. Segura, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother-in-law, Albert (Lola) Garcia, Denver; two grandchildren, Antonio M. and David Cruz, both of Denver; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday; rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services, St. Patrick Church, the Rev. Michael J. Bryne, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Segura, John Eulegio
John Eulegio Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1997 - John Eulegio Segura, 78, died in Rocky Ford on Sept. 7, 1997. Survived by two brothers and several nieces and nephews. Services to be at St. Peter Catholic Church today at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial at Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Segura, Lori Marie
Lori Marie Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2003 - Lori Marie Segura, 33 of Denver died Oct. 5, 2003. Daughter of Leroy (Rachel Sandoval) Segura, Maria (Bruce Lorenz) Austin; sister of Mauricio and Amanda; granddaughter of Jose Olguin; aunt and godmother of Jessica Segura also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial service, Saturday, 11 a.m., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Contributions to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231. The family invites you to sign the guestbook at

Segura, Lydia
Lydia Segura – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – Lydia Segura, 79, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Segura, Manuel
Manuel “Dad” Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Manuel “Dad” Segura , former Puebloan, born Dec. 6, 1956, died Sept. 1, 2003 unexpectedly in Whittier, Calif., where he did reside, after serving in the Marines. Preceded in death by father Pete Segura; mother Frances Avalos; step-father Cosme Avalos; sister Loretta Segura-Molina; and nephew Joseph Avalos. Manuel leaves his two sons Andrew and Daniel Segura. Brothers John (Helen) Segura, Gerald Avalos; sisters Grace (Julian) Juarez, Josephine (Frank) Montoya, Geri Romero, Leona & Jesus Alvarado. Numerous nieces and nephews. Manuel was a graduate of Central High School, 1974.

Segura, Michael LeRoy
Michael LeRoy Segura - Huerfano World - March 4, 2004 - Michael LeRoy Segura, age 43, of Walsenburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 in Walsenburg. He was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Raton, NM, the son of Cipriano Segura, and Margaret Roybal Segura. Mr. Segura was a cook and, a veteran of the United States Navy. He is preceded in death by his father, Cipriano Segura, and sister, Mary Jane Schank. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Segura, of Raton; wife, Dianne Melton, of Walsenburg; one daughter, Rebecca Berry, of Raton; two brothers, Carlos Segura and wife Denise, of Perryton, TX, and John Dean Segura and wife Anita, of Raton; three-sisters, Julia Fernandez, of Raton, Joan Troublefield and husband Robert, of Raton, and Patty McClean, of Rochester, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Segura, Paul J.
Paul J. Segura - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1998 - Paul J. Segura, age 62, of Lamar died July 1, 1998. Rosary scripture service, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 1998. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 1998. Both services at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar. Burial, Riverside Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions to Lamar Sage Nutrition.

Segura-Hernandez, Orcelia
Orcelia Segura-Hernandez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - Orcelia Segura-Hernandez passed away April 4, 1999. Survived by sons, Adolph (Daria) Segura, Ruben (Becky) Segura and Leroy Segura, and daughters, Mary (Ramon) Apodaca and Helen Lucero. Orcelia was a wonderful mother who will be sadly missed by her children and grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sehnert, Lloyd B.
Lloyd Benjamin Sehnert - Huerfano World - October 21, 1993 - Lloyd Benjamin Sehnert, 72, of Mancos, died Oct. 10, 1993, in that community. A former Walsenburg resident, he was born July 20, 1921 and raised on a farm near Crete, NE. He was graduated from, Dorchester High School and from Peru State College, Peru, NE, where he was recently inducted into the Peru Football Hall of Fame. Mr. Sehnert played baseball during the summer and pitched for many "town" teams around the Nebraska area. He served in the Air Force during World War II, advancing to the rank of captain. During his service career he was a player/coach for the base team. Randolph, NE, was the site of Mr. Sehnert's first teaching and coaching job. During his summers, he attended Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley, where he attained his master's degree in physical education. He was offered the coaching job for football and baseball in Walsenburg in 1946. After teaching and coaching a few years, he worked for Paul Krier in the insurance business. He also operated a hunting and jeep tour business with his good friend Bob Meyer of Walsenburg. They were the first people in Colorado to get a PUC license for a guide jeep. In 1956, Mr. Sehnert moved to Mancos to operate Lake Mancos Guest Ranch. He owned and managed the ranch with his wife, son and daughter-in-law until his death. He was on the board of directors of the Mancos Valley Bank, served on the Mancos School Board and was past president and board member of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, Mancos; a son, Todd Sehnert, Mancos; a daughter, Robin Williams, Elbert; a sister, Anna Maurine Green, Dorchester and a nephew. Cremation. A memorial service was last week in Mancos.

Seibert, Barbara Ruth
Barbara Ruth Maloney Seibert - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 1997 - Barbara Ruth Maloney Seibert passed away Sept. 4, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Firebaugh, Calif., and moved to Florence with her family in 1936. She attended Florence schools and received her degree in music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Barbara is survived by her husband, J.M. Mike" Seibert, of the family home in Pueblo West- son, Morgan Michael Seibert of Pueblo West- brother, Charles E. Maloney of Oklahoma- and nephew, Timothy Maloney of Oklahoma. At her request, no viewing, private family services will be held. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family is receiving friends at the family home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Seibert, James Mikuel
James Mikuel Seibert - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 2006 - Passed away July 30, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born on Oct. 13, 1914, in Giltedge, Mont., and had lived in Pueblo since 1953. James was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for many years, before retiring in 1976. Mr. Seibert is survived by his children, Morgan Seibert of Pueblo West, Kay Jefferson of Ignacio, Joy (Dave) Ortiz of Gypsum, Michelle (Ray) Martin of Georgia; and several grand and great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or service.

Seiling, Lee T.
Lee T. Seiling - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - Lee T. Seiling, age 75, of La Veta, born April 13, 1927, passed away July 6, 2002, in Walsenburg, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joann Seiling; son, Clint (Cindy) Seiling; daughters, Susan (David) Kattnig, Leigh Ann (Darren) Osbment; six grandchildren; and his twin brother, Leo (Shirley) Seiling. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a rancher and also employed by and retired from CF&I. He was a member of the La Veta United Methodist Church, Silver State Lodge 95 AFAM, Southern Colorado Consistory and Trinidad No. 1 Order of Eastern Star. He requested cremation. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Rosita Cemetery, Westcliff, Colo. Memorials may be made to the La Veta QRT, P.O. Box 735, La Veta, CO., or the charity of your choice.

Seip, Gloria J.
Gloria J. Seip - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2002 - Age 81, passed away March 30, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Gus” Seip, and her sister, Opal Johnson. Survived by her children, Charles H. (Linda) Seip, Carol (Robert) Weldon and Peggy Seip, all of Pueblo ; grandchildren, Todd (Kerry) Seip, Mylinda Seip and Andrea (Jerry) King; and great-grandchildren, Brittnie and Nicole Seip and Jocelyne and Ashton King. Also survived by her brother, Woodrow Mathews, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and that any donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in care of Sharmar Nursing Facility.

Seipel, Nancy G.
Nancy G. Seipel - Huerfano World - December 5, 2002 - Nancy G. Seipel, 76, a loving mother and grandmother, died Tuesday night, Nov. 26, 2002 at her home in Walsenburg. She was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Glenn, in 1985. Nancy was a homemaker and world traveler. She was retired from careers in creative copy-writing and medical illustration. She was an avid reader of classical literature, poetry and mysteries. Mrs. Seipel is survived by two sons, Lyon Seipel and his wife, Kate, of Alexandria, VA; and Rex Seipel and his wife, Kathy, of Walsenburg; and one grandson, Benjamin Seipel of Walsenburg. A Gathering of Remembrance will be held at Alys' Fireside Cafe on Thursday, Dec. 5 (today) between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Eulogies will be read at 2:45 p.m. Direct inquiries to Rex Seipel at 738-2488.

Seits, George L.
George L. Seits - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1948 - George L. Seits died at Redwood City, Calif., Aug. 8. Pioneer resident of Pueblo and for many years operated a cigar manufacturing business here. He served as justice of the peace for two terms and was for several years a factory inspector in the office of the state industrial commission. Following the death of his wife, Mrs. Honora Seits, Aug. 21, 1946, he moved to Redwood City, Calif., where he resided with his son, George L. Seits Jr. He was active in labor affairs here and was a member of the Pueblo Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles. Besides his son he is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hackett, of Chicago, and a niece, Mrs. Frank Frazier of Pueblo. Services in the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons Friday at 2:30 p.m. and will be under the auspices of the Eagles. Interment, Mountain View.

Seitz, Mildred R.
Mildred R. (Henigsman) Seitz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Mildred R. (Henigsman) Seitz passed away March 14, 2003. Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. Survived by sister, Josephine Giarratano; niece, Nancy (Nick) Griesan; and special great-grandnephew, Nick J. Griesan. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, St. Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Mildred R. Seitz to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Seivers, Henry
Henry Seivers - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 28, 1869 - Henry Seivers, late of the Granite District, Lake Dounty, died at this place, on the 23rd inst. of bronchitis. He came down form the mountains late in the fall. He was about forty years of age.

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