The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Seracina, Diego (Children of)
Children of Diego Seracina - Bayfield Blade - February 29, 1912 - Four children of Diego Seracina, an Italian miner of Segundo, have died within a week.

Seracino, Alice M.
Alice M. Seracino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1999 - Alice M. Seracino, 85, passed away Dec. 18, 1999, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1987; her brothers, Leo, Paul and Ray Martinez; and sisters, Eva Mora and Mary Ann Arnold. Survived by her son, Richard (Noreen) Seracino of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Richard Seracino Jr., Anthony J. Tish and Terri Jones; sisters, Josephine Martinez and Marcella Montoya of Pueblo; brother, Donald (Tiva) Martinez of Pueblo; sister, Helen (William) Bancroft of Anchorage, Alaska; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment, Imperial. Friends will be received at 3511 Larch.

Seracino, Joseph
Joseph Seracino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1987 - Joseph Seracino, 76, late of 7 Mendecino Drive, died May 12, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Retired from the FAA, Washington, D.C., as a budget analyst. Survivors include his wife, Alice Seracino; son, Richard Lee (Noreen) Seracino, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Richard Lee Seracino Jr., Joseph A. Tish and Terri L. Cole; sister, Mary Rossi, Yeadon, Pa. Also survived by mother-in-law, Guadalupe Martinez, Pueblo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul Martinez, Donald Martinez, Ray Martinez, Marcella Montoya, Josephine Martinez, Eva Mora, all of Pueblo, Helen Bancroft, Alaska, and Mary Ann Arnold, Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Serafini, Anne
Ann Serafini - Rocky Mountain News - June 28, 1993 - Ann Serafini , 81, of Denver died June 25. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, South Colorado Blvd. Entombment will be in Fairmount Mausoleum. Mrs. Serafini was born in Starkville. She taught elementary school in Rouse and was an insurance clerk for 19 years before retiring. Survivors include her husband Fernando J. Serafini, and a brother, Ernest Schwelka of Thornton.

Seratt, Vivian Louise
Vivian Louise Seratt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 60, of Farmington, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Claremore, Okla., to Vivian Baldwin and Oleta Hardin Ragsdale. Over the years, Vivian sang in the entertainment industry, performing with several top known stars. She also was employed by Southwestern Bell in Fayetteville, Ark., and Mountain Bell in Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Seratt worked with Staff Mark before joining the staff at Lewis Chrysler in Farmington. Survivors include her loving husband, Elmer Seratt of the home; her mother, Oleta Ragsdale, residing at Brookstone Retirement Facility; one sister, Marsha Messer of Fayetteville; one son, Stephen (Sherrie) Epp of Rockwall, Texas; two daughters, Angeleta (Les) Beckman of Tyler, Texas, and Deborah DiNero of Pueblo, Colo.; and seven grandchildren. Vivian was the former wife of well-known Pueblo musician Al DiNero. She was preceded in death by her father, Vivian B. Ragsdale, and one sister, Betty Lee Baker. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Fayetteville with Father Paul Worm officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Beard's Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville.

Serena, Jeffery T.
Jeffery T. "Jeff" Serena - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2004 - Jeffery T. "Jeff" Serena, 33, departed this life on July 14, 2004. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 3, 1971. He is predeceased by his grandfather, W. Deane Serena; and grandmother, Marjorie E. Seaman. He leaves to cherish his memory, parents, Ray and Kathy Serena; siblings, Raylene (Anthony) Speechley, Robert (Velvet) Serena, Chris (Tracy) Serena, Bryan (Monica) Serena; grandparents, Helen Serena, Bernard and Robin Seaman; uncles and aunts, Ralph (Sydney) Seaman, John Seaman Mary Ellen (Jeff) Donley, Tom (Jude) Seaman. Jeff dearly loved his nieces and nephews, Kathlene Matic, Rebecca and David Speechley, Robert, Cameron and Alicia Serena, Shelby, Isaiah and Isabella Serena and Julianna Serena. He was especially fond of his cousins, Colleen, Melissa, and Nolan Donley, Ashley Seaman, Brook (Bill) Black, Kerry (Jeremy) Thunburg, Katelyn, Ryan and Michael Seaman. Jeff touched many hearts with his love and sense of humor. He was a man of simple pleasures and taught us the virtues of patience, gentleness, kindness and strength. He enjoyed many wonderful friends. His Halloween party was a much-anticipated yearly event. He was especially close to Linda Ortega. Their special love for one another touched all around. Jeff particularly loved holidays and looked forward to family celebrations with great enthusiasm. We wish to thank Barbara Olthoff, Jesse Jordan, and Robin Hill for their loving assistance. We extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Stephen Rust and his staff. We thank Sharon Yates at Colorado Bluesky, Pueblo Community Resources, and Jordan Residential Services. Jeff will be especially missed by his parents, who found their physical and spiritual lives woven together with his life. Jeff loved and was especially devoted to his Mother, who was totally committed to ensuring that his life was full of happiness. His Father was devoted to his well-being and considered Jeff his closest friend. We shared Jeff with many! He was proof that God sends angels to transform our lives. Viewing, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18, with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass celebrating Jeff's life will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 19, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, with Father Roger Dorcy as celebrant. The casket will be closed at the church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery following the service. The family will then greet friends at a reception at Our Lady of the Meadows Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to The ARC of Pueblo (in care of the funeral home) or sent to 2705 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Serena, Richard A.
Richard A. Serena - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2000 - Richard A. Serena, born April 16, 1920, passed away Feb. 13, 2000. He is survived by Lucille, his wife of 52 years; son, David (Kathy) Serena, Lansing, Kan.; daughter, Linda (Bill) Adams, of the Netherlands; three grandchildren, Paul, Anne, and Rachel Serena; sister, Edna Wright and sister-in-law, Helen Serena, both of Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Welty and Bertha Serena; sister, Margaret Nelsen and brother, Deane Serena. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Richard served during World War II with overseas service in the Aleutian Islands. He worked for 15 years as a grocer at the Southside Arapaho and then for 26 years at CF&I until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Serena was active in the Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Moderator, Sunday School Teacher, song leader and was a member of the choir. He also enjoyed fly fishing, golf and wood working. Viewing, Monday, 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Christian Challengers Class at First Baptist Church.

Serena, W. Deane
W. Deane Serena - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1997 - W. Deane Serena, 79, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, died July 11, 1997. He was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Greensburg, Pa., to the union of Welty M. and Bertha A. Serena. He married E. Helen (Abbott) Serena in Pueblo on April 20, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Nelsen. He is survived by his wife- son, Raymond E. (Kathy) Serena- brother, Richard (Lucille) Serena- sister, Edna Wright, all of Pueblo- five grandchildren, Raylene Matic, Robert Serena, Chris (Tracey) Serena, Jeff and Bryan Serena- four great-grandchildren. Deane was an avid dancer, horseman and golfer and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a member of Colorado Round Dance Association, Southeast Area Square Dance Council Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs Callers Association, Board of Directors for the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, First President of the Colorado State Square Dance Association. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a life member of Sertoma International and a past member of the Colorado Springs Home Builders Association. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. today, July 14, 1997, Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997, Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful Chapel of Roses. Graveside services, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Contributions can be made to the local diabetes foundation.

Serfoss, Kaliana Grace
Kaliana Grace Serfoss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2003 - Kaliana Grace Serfoss, our precious angel, July 15, 2003-Sept. 9, 2003. Survived by her mother Jessica Serfoss, grandparents Tony and Cindy Virant, uncle Justin Serfoss, great-grandparents Ernest and Barbara Barrett, Larry and Beverly Virant, and extended family members. Services at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel, Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Interment in Babyland.

Serfting, Alberta
Alberta Serfting - Blue Valley Times - April 11, 1914 - Girl's Slayer Given Ten Years - Pueblo - James Williams, convicted slayer of Alberta Serfting, 3 years old, here last September, was sentenced to served from ten to twelve years in the penitentiary at Canon City.

Serles, Timothy James
Timothy James Serles - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Timothy James Serles, 1962- 2004. Services will be held Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 10:30am at the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Avenue.

Serna, Joseph W.
Joseph W. Serna - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2002 - Joseph W. Serna, 65, of Pueblo, departed this life Oct. 8, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fructuoso and Ursulita Serna; and brother, John Serna. Survived by his loving wife, Marcella Serna; daughters, Virginia (Gerard Flores) Serna-Flores, Valerie (Frank) Pacheco and Veronica (Kevin) Gallegos; son-in-law, Tom Lopez; brothers, Severo (Mary) and Teofilo (Ida) Serna; sister, Mary (Chuck) Robles; sister-in-law, Martha Serna; grandchildren, Gerard Joseph, Michael and Nicholas Flores, Frank Daniel and Richard Pacheco, Andrew Lopez, Divina Gallegos, also by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph was a wonderful and loving husband and father. Viewing will be today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary today 7p.m. and Funeral Mass Friday at 1:30 p.m., both at Holy Family Church. Celebrant Rev. Jesse Perez. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. - Joseph W. Serna - Pueblo Chieftain October 11, 2002 Joseph W. Serna, 65, of Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Fidel (Lucy) Serna and Amos Serna. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. today at Holy Family Church. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at church hall after interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and family members.

Serna, Mable
Mable Serna - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 77, of Pueblo, passed away April 18, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Serna; sons, Dave Santistevan and Regie Santistevan; parents, Fares and Casandra Cortez; and brothers, Nelson Cortez and Rufino Bernal. Survived by her sons, James Santistevan, Pueblo, Richard (Sharon) Santistevan, Pueblo, and Ben (Linda) Serna Jr., Pueblo ; brother, Baloy “Bill” (Priscilla) Cortez, Denver; sister, Frances (Tony) Huerta, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Ricky Santistevan, Lowanna Mitchell, Roxanne Weaver, Karen Long, Casandra, Jason, Brian and Andrew Serna and Lala Badan; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mable loved fishing and camping. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Viewing today from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and prayer service today at 7 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, also at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Serna, Randy
Randy Serna – Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1999 - Randy Serna, 47, of Littleton, Colo., passed away Dec. 30, 1998. He was born on Nov. 17, 1951, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his loving wife, Mireya Serna- and daughter, Ariana Serna- parents, Joe F. and Theresa Serna- parents-in-law, Hector and Hermelinda Sanchez, Los Angeles, Calif.- brother, Bob (Dee) Serna- sisters, Duanne Serna and Sheila (David) Marrujo- grandmother, Eulalia Sanchez- sister-in-law, Azucena Sanchez-Scott, Violet De La Rosa and Melinda Saucedo- and nieces and nephews, Rob and Ryan Serna, Michael and Richard Marrujo, Brandon Serna, Andy and Rene De La Rosa and Eric Saucedo. Randy loved entertaining his friends. He also loved skiing, jogging, music, softball, cooking and traveling, especially to Mexico. Randy was a marketing research analyst for the Gates Rubber Company in Denver, Colo. Randy was a devoted husband and father who touched many lives wherever he went. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez officiating. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander church hall following the interment.

Serracino, Charles
Charles Serracino Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1930 - Charles Serracino, 33, a resident of Pueblo for 31 years, died Thursday morning at a local hospital after an illness of only four days. Serracino served with the 62nd Infantry in France during the World war. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Lavinia Serracino, and two children, Richard, 9, and Edward, 5; his father, Vincenza Serracino; a brother, Sam Serracino, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Appuglas. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the George F. McCarthy Funeral chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn.

Serracino, Edward C.
Edward C. Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2002 - A lifelong Pueblo resident, passed away March 7, 2002, in Pueblo. Edward was born April 1, 1924, in Pueblo to Charles and Lavinia Serracino. He was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for many years before his retirement. Mr. Serracino was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, the Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Eagles Lodge. Edward is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, Charles (Sherri) and Russell; grandchildren, Michael, Mark and Jackie; his brother, Richard (Stella); brothers-in-law, Albert and Frank Occhiuto; sister-in-law, Lois; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Serracino will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2002, in the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will greet friends at St. Therese following the services. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Edward be made to the charity of your choice.

Serracino, James L. II
James L. Serracino II - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1975 - James L. Serracino II, late of 27245 Roan, Warren, Michigan, passed away (at) Ford Hospital, Warren, Mich., following brief illness. Student at Wayne University, Detroit. Member St. Dorothy Parish, Warren, Mich. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Serracino of the family home; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Ann Dorda and Mrs. Kathleen Lamparelli and grandmother, Mrs. Della Dieling, all of Detroit. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Rosary recitation 10 a.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. Family may be contacted Tuesday at Pete Serracino residence, 45 Dick Trefz.

Serracino, Jim V.
Jim V. Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1945 - Jim V. Serracino of 102 Elm St., died Nov. 25 (1945). Husband of Mrs. Jennie Serracino and father of Mrs. Mary Lenzini, Mrs. Gilda Masciotra, Louise, Sam, Gus, Pete, all of Pueblo, James and Florrie Serracino, Detroit, and Mrs. Jennie Appugliese, Denver. Brother of Angel Serracino, Pueblo. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lavina Serracino, Pueblo. Member of Mount Carmel church. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1945 – Jim V. Serracino is Taken by Death - Jim V. Serracino, pioneer resident of Pueblo and farmer in the Pinon district for 55 years passed away Saturday night at 1027 Elm St., where he had lived the last three years during his illness. He is survived by his wife, nine children: Mrs. Mary Lenzini, Mrs. Gilda Masciotra, Louise, Sam, Gus, and Pete, all of Pueblo; James and Florrie Serracino, Detroit; and Mrs. Jennie Appugliese, Denver. He was the brother of Angelo Serracino, Pueblo, and is survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lavina Serracino. He attended Mount Carmel church.

Serracino, Richard J.
Richard J. Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain – July 06, 2004 - Richard J. Serracino, 83, born in Pueblo on Jan. 16, 1921. Passed away on July 3, 2004. Married on May 13, 1942, to Stella Marcelja in Raton, N.M. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Stella (Marcelja) Serracino; brother, Edward C. Serracino; parents, Lavina (Vitullo) and Charlie Serracino; son-in-law, Dale Swartz and great-grandson, Devon Sherwood. Survived by children, Edward J. Serracino; Arlene M. Swartz; and Charolette Serracino; sister-in-law, Kathleen Serracino; daughter-in-law, Linda Serracino; granddaughters, Trinette (Kevin) Markey, Regina (Jack) Drury, Edie (Chris) Patti, Tara Swartz, Krysta (Eric) Sherwood and Dana (Jarod) Lacey; 12 great-grandchildren; nephew, Russell Serracino; special cousins, Mario and Charlotte Lenzini; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Richard was in the flooring business for 39 years and was co-owner of Sam's Floor Covering, Inc. Richard was very proud to have served his country in World War II as T5 Grade in the Army Signal Corps. He served overseas in Scotland, England, Algeria, North Africa and Italy. He made the invasion of North Africa (TORCH) in November 1942, with the 829 Sig Serv Battalion - 3rd Division, 2nd Corps. He was a life member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, 30-year member of Eagles No. 145 and life member of BPOE No. 90, Pueblo. Richard's mission in life was family first, God and country. He was also a member of St. Leander Catholic Church for 50 years, and was a firm believer in our country and our flag. Richard enjoyed the outdoors with family on many picnics and travels in Colorado. He was very fond of the many years fishing and hunting with his son, Edward; uncles, Pete and Gus Serracino; and cousin, Mario Lenzini. Richard loved to travel with his wife, Stella, including a trip to Italy and Yugoslavia. He loved the casinos and made sure they hit every one, especially Cripple Creek, Black Hawk and Laughlin, Nev. At his request and wishes, private service for immediate family only. Their children will greet the family and friends of Richard and Stella for a celebration of their lives together at 5 p.m. at the St. Leander Parish Hall on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.

Serracino, Sam S.
Sam S. Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1972 - Sam S. Serracino of 927 Elm, (died) Dec. 26, 1972, in Denver. Brother of Mrs. Jennie Appuglise, Denver; Mrs. Mary Garone, Mrs. Gilda Masciotra, Mrs. Louise Benfatti, Gus and Pete Serracino, Pueblo, and James and Florrie Serracino, Detroit. Brother-in-law of Mrs. Lavina Serracino, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Mt. Carmel Parish. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Friday, Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be sent to Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc., P. O. Box 1014. Friends will be received at the Pete Serracino residence, 45 Dick Trefz.

Serracino, Stella M.
Stella M. "Veda" Serracino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2003 - Stella M. "Veda" Serracino, 79. Born March 11, 1924, in Pueblo, passed away at home on May 4, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard J. Serracino; son, Edward (Carol) Serracino; daughters, Arlene M. Swartz and Charolette A. Serracino; sister-in-law, Kathleen Serracino; daughter-in-law, Linda Serracino; granddaughters, Trinette (Kevin) Markey, Regina (Jack) Drury, Edie (Chris) Patti, Tara Swartz, Krysta (Eric) Sherwood, Dana (Jarod) Lacey; 11 great-grandchildren; special cousins, Mario and Charlotte Lenzini; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Married May 13, 1942, to husband, Richard, in Raton, N.M. She worked for School District No. 60 and was later a manager of the dietary department at Pueblo Villa Towers for 20 years before her retirement in March 1994. Stella enjoyed all sports and was especially fond of basketball and baseball on TV. She loved the casinos at Cripple Creek, Colo., Black Hawk, Colo. and Laughlin, Nev., the 21 tables and slot machines. She attended Bingo games regularly and was a member of Elketts No. 90 and Ladies Auxiliary Eagles 145. Stella was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her deepest concern. At her request and wishes, private service for immediate family only.

Serrano, Barbara Mary
Barbara Mary Serrano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1998 - Barbara Mary Serrano, 56, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 1998. Born on March 26, 1941, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by mother, Tomasa Serrano- and father, Jesus Serrano. Survived by sons, Ralph (Ramona) Polito of Denver, Mark (Maria) Polito of Germany and Anthony (Beverly) Polito of North Dakota- brothers, Abraham (Cruz) Serrano of Kansas, Ernest (Eleanor) Serrano of Pueblo, Odilon (Rose) Serrano of Denver and Thomas (Berta) Serrano of Texas- sisters, Clara (Paul) Herrera, and Sara (Manuel) Martinez, both of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. John Waters, celebrant. Cremation to follow funeral Mass.

Serrano, Jose
Jose Serrano – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 2, 1872 – New Mexico – Judge Palen has pronounced sentence of death upon Jose Griego, convicted of the murder of Jose Serrano, the execution being fixed for the 27th inst. The New Mexican learns that petitions are being circulated to have the sentence commuted to imprisonment for life.

Serrato, Vincent Sr.
Vincent Serrato Sr. - Huerfano World - October 25, 2001 - Vincent Serrato Sr., 76, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. Mr. Serrato was born on April 3, 1925 in Juanajuato Leon, Mexico, to Reynaldo and Refujio Torres Serrato. Mr. Serrato was a retired police dispatcher from the City of Walsenburg, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the VFW, Eagles, DAV, the Fraternal Order of Cooties and St. Mary Church. Mr. Serrato is survived by his wife, Julia; children, Manuel (Shirley) Serrato, Sharon (Leroy) Valdez, Alice (John) Salazar, June (Carlos) Serrato Chavez, Walsenburg, Cecilia Sandoval, Fort Morgan, Deborah (Floyd) Trujillo, Pueblo, Rose (Bill) Sierra, Vincent (Rita) Serrato Jr., Walsenburg; a sister, Josie Montano, Denver; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church, rosary Wednesday, funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday (today) with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating, Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Serrico, Lillian C.
Lillian C. Serrico - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Lillian C. Serrico, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 1999. She was the daughter of Angelo and Mary Serrico. Survived by her sister, Helen (Nick) Giordano, Pueblo, as well as 16 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews who affectionately knew her as ``Aunt Lil." Preceded in death by her brother, Tony Serrico and sisters, Emma Monaco, Sylvia Ruggieri, Edith Crusich and Lena Ciruli. Lillian was employed in the medical profession as a L.P.N. for more than 50 years, most recently for Dr. Edward Mastro. Visitation, Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 9:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church.

Serriere, Francis
Francis Serriere – Littleton Independent – July 30, 1909 – By the will of Francis Serriere a goodly sum is left to the McClelland orphanage of Pueblo and the Vineland Methodist church.  Serriere was a prosperous farmer near Vineland and his estate is valued at $9,000.

Serriere, Francis
Francis Serriere - Yampa Leader - August 6, 1909 - By the will of Francis Serriere a goodly sum is left to the McClelland orpranage [sic] of Pueblo and the Vineland Methodist church. Serriere was a prosperous farmer near Vineland and his estate is valued at $9,000.

Sersiling, Marie
Marie Sersiling - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 3, 1913 - Pueblo Child Fatally Wounded - Pueblo - Struck by a bullet intended for her father, Marie Sersiling, 3, was fatally wounded in her home here. J. Williams is in jail charged with shooting.

Serteri, Pete
Pete Serteri – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Pete Serteri is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Pete Serteri: Italian, age 30, married with one surviving child (or possibly two). He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Pete Sertori. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Sertori, Pete
Pete Sertori – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Pete Sertori is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Pete Sertori: Italian, age 30, married with two surviving children (or possibly one). He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Pete Serteri. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Servantez, Rita
Rita Diaz Servantez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1986 - Rita Diaz Servantez, 89. Born Dec. 28, 1897, in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, died Dec. 28, 1986, in Sacramento, Calif. A Pueblo resident for many years and most recently from Sacramento, Calif. Preceded in death by husband, Miguel Servantez, in 1969. She will be sadly missed by her surviving sons, daughters and grandchildren: Molly (Pete) Valadez of Pueblo; Salvador (Donna) Servantez of Torrington, Wyo.; Helen (Isadore) Loran of Redwood City, Calif.; Josie (Al) Hatton of Chauza, Wash.; Ruben (Willa) Servantez of Sacramento, Calif.; Tom (Vicky) Servantez of Rio Linda, Calif.; and Joe Simon (Rosemary) Servantez of Sacramento, Calif. Survived by grandson, Simon Hal Servantez, as well as 46 other grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 1325 Palmer, home of Molly and Pete Valadez.

Servantez, Robert
Robert (Bob) Servantez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Robert (Bob) Servantez, 63. Preceded in death by his brother, Richard Suarez. Survived by his parents, Tom Ramirez and Molly Suarez; brothers, Tom Suarez and Eddie Valadez; sisters, Sally (John) Hernandez, Shirley (Manuel) Mendiola and Rhonda (Gerald) Padilla; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing will be Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Pettit, officiant. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Patrick's Hall following interment.

Servillo, Bonnie Grace
Bonnie Grace Servillo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Bonnie Grace Servillo, born March 31, 1922, passed away April 2, 2000. She is preceded in death by her only son, James G. Lyons, and is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Robert John Servillo. She lives in the hearts of her daughters, G. Sue (Charles) Brady and Judy C. (Richard) Bollman, and former daughter-in-law, Diana Montag. Also survived by granddaughters, Karen Smith, Glenna (James) Gowin, Tracy (Frank) Hernandez and Pamela (Steven) Simmons; grandsons, Timothy and Thomas Lyons; and great-grandchildren, Brian J. Gowin, Lita Hernandez, Andrew A. Gowin, Sara Hernandez, Michael R. Gowin, Kyle C. Simmons, Nicolas T. Gowin and Madison Q. Simmons. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, Rose Chapel. The memory of her love for life, sense of humor, pride and strength will go on and on.

Serviss, Russel
Russel R. Serviss – Pueblo Chieftain – September 5, 2006 - Russel "Russ" R. Serviss, 68, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 2, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, J. R. and Exie Serviss; brother, Richard Serviss; and nephew, Aaron Michael Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Mark (Julie) Serviss, Melody (Mike) Laney, Joy (Don) Johnston; stepchildren, Lisa Klein, Jon (Cheryl) Klein; grandchildren, Matthew and Justin Serviss, April (Ted) Jordan, Stacy (Gary) Shreve, Caleb Johnston, Michelle and Johanna Klein; great-grandson, Teddy Jordan. Also survived by his brothers, David (Ramona) Serviss, William Serviss and Myron Taylor; sisters, Kathy Sandoval and Dee Randall; the mother of his children, Jeanette Serviss; sister-in-law, Lois Serviss; aunt, Evelyn Massey; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Russ was the owner of Interstate Equipment and multiple other businesses over the years. Viewing, 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Life Center, with Mark Serviss officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train through the funeral home office.

Session, Richard Todd
Richard Todd "Richie" Session - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2005 - Richard Todd "Richie" Session, age 40, passed away Oct. 21, 2005. Born June 27, 1965, in Colorado Springs, Richie had many friends in the Spanish Peaks Program. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Leatrice Session. Survived by two brothers, Robert Aaron and Archie Duane Session. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel.

Setser, John R.
John R. Setser - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2006 - John R. Setser, 89, passed away on Feb. 4, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, 1994; his parents, brother and sister; and his pet ducks, Donald and Daisy. John is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and his adopted granddaughter, Heidi Caruso and her children, Ashlly and David Connors; and his best friend, James. John was a member of the Masonic Temple, Silver State No. 95, Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Al Kaly AAONMS. His kindness will be sadly missed; he was such a sweet and gentle man. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Automotive Department at Pueblo Community College through the funeral home.

Setters, Douglas
Douglas Setters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Douglas Setters, 73, of Arvada, formerly of Pueblo, died July 10, 1986. Husband of A. Genevieve Setters; brother of Sarah E. Vickers of North Avondale, Lamont Gerringer of Sacramento, Calif. Also survived by two nieces; five nephews; three cousins, Juanita B. McDaniel, Judy McDaniel Saunders of California, Sissie McDaniel of Texas. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, Moore-Howard Mortuary's Berkeley Park Chapel, 46th and Tennyson, Denver; followed by interment at 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, conducted by Pueblo Elks Lodge 90. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hospice Care, 8300 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033. Family and friends will be received at 2614 Greenwood, Pueblo, after the committal service.

Settle, Franklin Carl
Franklin Carl Settle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2002 - Franklin Carl Settle died peacefully at his home Aug. 15 at the age of 39. He was born March 23, 1963 in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Valerie Patch Settle of Houston, parents, Katy and Don Settle, grandmothers, Betty Stewart and Thelma Kinnard all of Pueblo, Colo. Mother and father-in-law, Marion and Allen Patch of Glendale, AZ. and brother-in-law, Jay Patch of Peoria Az., as well as an aunt and numerous cousins, and special friends, Angus, Fiona, Sloan and Sera. Preceded in death by grandfather, Carl Kinnard. Frank graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from Colorado School of Mines in 1985, and a Masters of Science in Management Science Operations Research from Wichita State University in 1988. Frank, through the years, was employed by Vulcan Materials of Wichita, Costal Corp, MG Refining and Marketing, Bonner and Moore Management Science, Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and late of Sapient Corp. His work took his to the Americas, Western and Central Europe and Asia. He was an energy and natural resources industry professional with experience in business, operations and technology strategy consulting. Frank took pleasure in traveling, fly fishing, SCUBA diving and driving sport cars. His golden heart, extraordinary intellect and fierce wit will be sadly missed. At his request there will be no service and cremation will be done. The family will host an open house to celebrate Franks life at the family home, 2406 7th Ave, Pueblo, Colo, Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. Casual please. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Texas, PO Box 1440, San Antonio, Texas, 78295-1440 with a mention of Franks name or to a charity of your choice.

Sevalues, Juan
Juan Sevalues - Yampa Leader - July 3, 1914 -Three Die, Four Hurt - Pueblo -Three men were killed , four were injured, while several others whose bodies have not been recovered, are believed to have been buried in the debris, when the engine of an extra freight train comprising thirty-two cars and caboose left the rails on the main line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad near the Goodnight ranch, six miles west of Pueblo, and plowed into an embankment. The wreck is attributed by railroad officials to the spreading of the rails, caused by their expansion under intense heat. A repair crew was at work on the track, over which trains were passing frequently, when the accident occurred. The dead: John M. Nolan, engineer; crushed to death in his cab. Jose Perez, thirty, crushed to death in refrigerator car. Juan Sevalues, 23; crushed to death in refrigerator car. The injured: O.V. Hipps, fireman; scalded by escaping steam and bruised in jumping to safety from cab. Charles Barone, thirty, Shawnee, Okla., ribs broken and possible internal injuries. Andrew Alcon, twenty-eight, Lucerne, N.M.; bruised and possible internal injuries. George Lowe, thirty-five, member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Sparks, Nev.; broken leg. Only about half of a band of twenty-five tramps who were riding the train toward the wheat fields of Kansas have been accounted for. It is thought likely that an examination of the wreckage of the eight cars which followed the engine from the rail and were demolished may reveal more dead. None of the present list of known dead were members of the train crew except the fireman and the engineer. The body of the engineer was dug from his cab about four hours after the crash. The force of the impact of the giant freight locomotive against the soft dirt embankment forced one side of the engine into the slope for several feet. Nolan's skull was crushed and his body was completely buried.

Sevick, John
John Sevick - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 26, 2007 - John Sevick, 93, passed away April 19, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. John was born February 25, 1914 in Cokedale, Colorado. He served in the US Army during WW 11, graduated from Blair's Business College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then began his dedicated career for the US Government, serving in the Department of Interior and Labor for 40 years before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife Cora (Close) Sevick of 61 years; numerous nieces and nephews.

Seward, Ellen
Ellen Seward - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 8, 1876 - Died - On the morning of Sunday, June 4th, of typhoid fever, Miss Ellen, eldest daughter of H. S. and Mrs. M. Seward. In the death of Miss Seward our community has sustained an irreparable loss. In the full bloom of early womanhood, the idol of an affectionate family, and one of the brightest ornaments in the social circle, her untimely death has cast a gloom over our whole community. Miss Seward was born in New Orleans, and at the time of her death was 21 years old. Her simple dignity, together with her sweet disposition and kindness of heart, endeared her to all who knew her. The afflicted family has the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the whole community. Let them cherish the hope that their loved one, now an angel of hope and happiness, hovers over them, and that when they come to lay down the weary burden of life, her bright spirit will welcome them with joy to their eternal home in heaven. Her funeral, which took place on Sunday afternoon, was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Rev. Mr. Monfort, of the Presbyterian church officiated, and Messrs. John W. Pyle, I. W. Hill, F. A. Dixon, Wm. H. Ryan, George Laubender and A. G. Siddons, acted as pallbearers.

Sewell, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Liz" Sewell - The Capital Times - January 6, 2005 - Madison, WI - Elizabeth "Liz" Sewell, age 91, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in the loving care of Karin Krause and her family (husband, Rick and daughters, Katy, Ruth and Heidi) and caretakers, Karen and Phillip Biller, Patty Lanser and Sharon Hatch at Intergenerational House, Middleton. Liz was born in Madison, Minn., on the fourth of July, the second daughter of Axel Shogren and Jenny Wood Shogren. She graduated from high school in Madison, Minn., and received her B.A. in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1935. She met her husband, William H. "Bill" Sewell, at the University of Minnesota and they married in 1936. They moved to Stillwater, Okla., where Bill was a professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University, and had three children. After two years in Washington, D.C., during the war while Bill was in the U.S. Navy, in 1946 they moved to Madison. Bill was a distinguished professor of sociology, as well as chancellor of the university from 1960 to 1961. Liz and Bill Sewell were a remarkable couple, who were married for 65 years before Bill's death in 2001. They both contributed immeasurably to the department of sociology and to UW-Madison. Liz was a loving wife and mother, an accomplished artist in jewelry and small metal sculpture and an avid golfer, who won championships in women's tournaments at Blackhawk Golf Club over five decades. She also was a teaching assistant in the sociology department during the 1960s. She is the last of an extraordinary generation of elders on both sides of the family who all lived into their 80s and 90s. Although Liz died of multiple infarct dementia, she continued to have a creative and loving influence on everyone whose lives she touched. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Sewell Cooper and her husband, James, of La Veta, Colo.; her son, Bill Sewell Jr. and his wife, Jan Goldstein, of Chicago, Ill.; and her son, Robert (Chick) Sewell and his wife, Barbara, of Metuchen, N.J.; her grandchildren, Erik and Arne Knudson of Albuquerque and Honolulu, Jessica Sewell Johnston of Boston, Adrienne Sewell Higgins of Bloomington, Ind., and Jamin Sewell of New York City; and her great-grandchildren, Tabbi and Gabbi Knudson, and Julian Higgins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and her sister, Dorothy Breckenridge. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at the FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY MEETING HOUSE, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Tax deductible donations can be sent to Hope and a Future Inc. at Middleton Community Bank, 3207 W. Beltline Highway, Middleton, WI, 53562, attn. Josh. Hope and a Future, Inc. is a non-profit project developed by Karin Krause and Paula Reis that expands the concept of Intergenerational House, a project near and dear to both Liz and Bill Sewell. It combines the concept of a mutually supportive, residential, intergenerational neighborhood with on-site therapeutic services for the elderly and young families in need of support and job training. It also includes an outcome research component in conjunction with the Nursing School at the University of Wisconsin and the Council on Aging. Contributions can also be sent to the Liz Sewell Jewelry and Art Metal Scholarship at UW-Madison through the UW Foundation, attention Marion Brown, UW Foundation, 1848 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Sexton, D. A.
D. A. Sexton - Huerfano World - February 2, 1995 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1919: Died, D.A. Sexton, the postmaster at Gardner. [Editor's Note: D. A. sexton died January 31, 1919. Obituary listed World Independent, February 7, 1919, Page 1.]

Sexton, James Monroe
James Monroe Sexton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - James Monroe Sexton, 78, passed away June 29, 1997. Survived by wife, Verla Sexton- children, Della Nugent, Morristown, Ind., Jamie Tweedy, Pueblo, Neal Sexton, Frenchburg, Ky.- grandchildren, Andrea, Loretta, Ron, Jr., and Jodi- great-grandchild, Emily- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sexton was a member of the Frankfort Indiana Bible Missionary Church with interfaith affiliations as a minister and musician. At his request, there will be cremation with a private service.

Sexton, Paula
Paula "Joan" Sexton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1987 - Paula "Joan" Sexton of 2720 Fifth Ave., June 24, 1987. Wife of William A. Sexton and mother of Paula Jean Sexton, Pueblo; Michael (Karen) Sexton, La Junta; Kathleen (Robert) Roldan, Colorado Springs; and Kent Sexton and Scott Sexton, both of Pueblo. Sister of Janet Burns, Castle Rock; and granddaughter of Oda Parker, Alamosa. Survived also by an aunt, Betty (Jack) Brown, Green Valley, Ariz.; uncles, Howard (Dorothy) Parker, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Garland (Kay) Parker, Alamosa; a cousin, James (Janet) Parker, Colorado Springs; nephews, Danny and Dave Burns and Van Mabie; nieces, Leslie Bradshaw and Susan Burns; and a sister-in-law, Beth Mabie, and her husband, Harold Mabie Jr. of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. Parker in 1968, and Mildred Watkins Parker in 1986. Mrs. Sexton was born March 27, 1930, and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She spent her early years in Creede and Alamosa, moved to Pueblo in 1947 and graduated from Centennial High School in 1948. She was employed for a short period of time at Mountain Bell and Decibel Credit Union. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. James C. Keesey, pastor, St. Paul United Methodist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Lung Association, 119 W. Sixth St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. The family will greet friends at the Historic Chapel following the service.

Sexton, William A.
William A. Sexton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2005 - William A. Sexton, father, brother and grandfather, born May 14, 1929, passed away Dec. 10, 2005. William was a native of Pueblo, Colo., graduating from Central High School. He served his country in the United States Navy. He spent his working life in Colorado, working for the CF&I Steel Corp. William served on the board of Minnequa Federal Credit Union and was a lifelong member of the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 90. He retired to care for his beloved wife, Joan. William realized his passion for golf with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan. He dearly loved his children, Paula Sexton, Mike (Karen) Sexton, Kathy (Robert) Roldan, Kent Sexton and Scott (Darla) Sexton; and adored his nine grandchildren, Kelly, Shane and Corey Sexton, Chad, Sarah, Megan and Chase Sexton, and Jonathan and Jennifer Roldan. He will be sadly missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Harold Mabie; and his many nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in William's memory.

Seybert, Beatrice E.
Beatrice E. "Bea" Seybert - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2000 - Beatrice E. "Bea" Seybert, 89, Holly, Colo., died May 3, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Burial will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Valley Memorial, Holly Chapel. Memorial contributions to the church or to Hamilton County Extended Care Facility.

Seygal, Joseph
Joseph Seygal - Wray Rattler - October 11, 1917 - Joseph Seygal, 27, Austrian, died at Minnequa hospital in Pueblo from injuries received while at work at the steel works.

Seymour, Clifford Theodore Sr.
Clifford “Pop” Theodore Seymour Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1987 - Clifford “Pop” Theodore Seymour St., 72, died Sept. 15, 1987, in residence in Baton Rouge, La. Native of Pueblo and resident of Baton Rouge. He was the retired chairman of Southern University's Department of Leisure and Recreation Services from 1953 to 1986 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Memorial service was held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, La. Memorial service at Angeles Chapel in Pueblo at 11 a.m. Monday. Inurnment of cremains in Mountain View Cemetery. Survived by son, Clifford Theodore Seymour Jr., Sylmar, Calif.; brother, Winfred Seymour, Denver; sister, Blanche Seymour Haddox, Chicago, Ill.; stepbrother, James Sanford, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Lolita Seymour, Denver. Preceded in death by parents, Matthew and Mattie Seymour; and wife, Anna McDowell Seymour. He served on the board of directors on numerous Baton Rouge organizations, including the Baranco-Clark YMCA, Southern Teachers and Parents Federal Credit Union, Istrouma Boy Scouts Council, Baton Rouge Retarded Citizens Association and Capitol Area Health Planning Commission. He was a member of the Mayor's Council on Aging, Area Facilities Committee of the Baton Rouge Park and Recreation Commission, Greater Baton Rouge Zoo Committee, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville and Deacon Board. He chaired the Mayor's Council on Youth Opportunity, State Camping and Leisure Committee and Safety and Recreation Unit of Peace Corps for Southern and St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He served as vice president of the Mayor's Council on Fitness and worked for a number of years with the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, for which he held a number of national and state offices. He was voted "Recreator of the Year" several times, was named "Indiana University Alumnus of the Year" In 1973; was named "Southern Colorado University Most Distinguished Alumnus" in 1977, and was elected to the Centennial High School Hall of Fame in Pueblo in 1983. On Aug. 8, 1986, he retired from Southern University after 34 years and had the longest tenure of a department head. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville Scholarship Fund, 1246 Rosenwald Road, Baton Rouge, La., 70807, or the Clifford Theodore Seymour Memorial Service Scholarship Fund in care of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 2375 79th Ave., Baton Rouge, La., 70807. Thurman-Thurman Mortuary Inc., 9348 Scenic Highway, in charge of Baton Rouge arrangements.

Seymour, Willard Lee
Willard Lee Seymour - Holyoke Enterprise- August 5, 1926 - W. L. Seymour Passed Away In Pueblo Sunday - Willard L. Seymour passed into the great beyond Sunday at the state hospital at Pueblo, at the age of 57 years and 3 days. He had been failing for some time, and his wife went to Pueblo to be with him just before then end. The body was returned to Holyoke for burial, and funeral services were held at the Christian church yesterday afternoon. Rev. R.J. Church delivered the funeral sermon. The remains were placed in the Holyoke cemetery, with Colver Brothers in charge of the body. Surviving relatives in Holyoke are the widow, Mrs. Cova Seymour, and a son, Bert. Willard L. Seymour was born July 29, 1860 in Monmouth, Illinois. He resided at this place until he was 17 years of age when he moved to Iowa, and after two years to Peabody, Kansas. He came to Holyoke in 1914. He married Cova Wilson December 25, 1892, to which union two children were born, Bert Seymour of Holyoke and Mrs. Freda Dowlin of Brockton, Iowa. Those who survive him are his widow, the two named children, four sisters and one brother, also three grandchildren.

Seymour-Haddox, Blanche E.
Blanche E. Seymour-Haddox - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2002 - Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 18, 2002. Born July 20, 1920, in Pueblo to Matthew Otto and Mattie Aldridge. She graduated from Centennial High School. Blanche received an A.A. degree from the University of Southern Colorado, a B.A. from Western Michigan University and a master's of social work from Jane Adams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois. She was the first African-American employed by American Red Cross in Chicago. Her first job was as a social worker for the Children's Home and Aid Society, the predecessor to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Thereafter, her distinguished and dedicated social work was for Chicago Public Schools. She retired in 1992 and was honored for outstanding service and excellence. She is survived by her sister, Winfred W. (Loleta P.) Seymour, Denver; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, 1315 Acero Ave., Pueblo, CO. Family at 5253 Thrill Place, Denver, CO 80207.

Sforza, Lucy
Lucy Sforza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2002 - Lucy Sforza, 87 years young, born and raised on the St. Charles Mesa. A kind and gentle soul who worked hard all of her life as a vegetable farmer. Lucy never met a stranger and you were always welcome at her home, where you were greeted with a glass of pop or a cup of coffee. Survived by her son, Anthony; brothers, Tony (Lois) Cortese, Jasper (Helen) Cortese and Sam (Josephine) Cortese; sister, Rose Passanante; sister-in-law, Alma Cortese; brother-in-law, Bob Kennedy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Enrico (Hammer) Sforza; parents, Joseph and Grace Cortese; brother, Saverio Cortese; and sisters, Jennie Soldano and Josephine Kennedy. Lucy was a member of St. Joseph Church Parish and the Protective and Beneficent Lodge. Viewing, Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Lucy's memory

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