The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Shea, Arnold P.
Arnold P. Shea - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1987 - Arnold P. Shea, 79, died Thursday, June 4, 1987, in Raton, N.M. Mr. Shea was an electrical engineer for the Trinidad Electric Power Co. for many years until retiring in 1973. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bertie, of Trinidad; daughter, Carol Seats, of Colorado Springs; son, Don (Kaye) Shea, of Morgan Hill, Calif.; five grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Shea of Pennsylvania, LaBelle Irwin of Aurora; brother, P.A. Shea, of Arizona. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Neil officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church. Those friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the United Methodist Church.

Shea, James C.
James C. Shea - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2004 - James C. Shea has taken his final journey to join his son, James C. Shea Jr., his mother and father and family who preceded him in death and the Lord when they joyfully welcomed him with open arms as he came home. He was born April 10, 1932 in Tarentum, Pa. to Fredrick Morrow and Anna Clay (Stauffer) Shea. Jim lived in Pennsylvania until the age of 18, then he moved to Trinidad, Colo. on a wrestling scholarship to Trinidad Junior College. He graduated with an AA degree in carpentry. Jim met his first wife Rosalie Gonzales while he was in college. To this marriage two children were born. Victoria Lynn and James Clay Jr. who died in infancy. Jim worked in construction for 40 years in Pueblo, Colo. as well as Mapli Maui. He was well known in the industry for his expertise in carpentry, especially his finish work. He also was known as a perfectionist. He met Catherine Fox in 1985 and they married Feb. 9, 1989 in Kihei Hawaii. They lived there 6 years. Jim was an avid sportsman. He loved the great outdoors, fishing, shooting skeet, jeep riding and scuba diving. Jim passed away Aug. 31, 2004 with his wife at his bedside as he peacefully crossed that threshold and so happy with what he saw that a smile came to his face and stayed there. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Catherine Shea; daughter, Victoria Lynn Shea, Duluth, Minn.; step-son, Carl (Muriel) Fox Jr.; stepdaughter, Linda (Neil) McCaffery and step-grandsons Aaron and Patrick of Ellenwood, KS.; sister, Helen (Howard) Coward, Freeport, PA.; sister-in-law, Velma Cornford, SD., Nellie Dixon, Pueblo, Gayle (Charles) Grotwold, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Harold (Pat) Rupert, Pueblo; special niece and nephew, Diana and Ray Cornford; grand-nephews, Raymond and Allen; grand-niece, Annie, Rapid City, SD., and very close friends, Mary Anne and Ken Hoover, Pueblo, Tammy Stevens and Lance Wright, Pueblo. There are other numerous nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention by name, yet each were very dear to him in their own way, especially his best friend, his little dog “Buddy”, they were inseparable. Per his request there will be no service or viewing, and cremation has taken place. His ashes will be placed at his mother and father's grave site in Pennsylvania. Relatives and friends will be received at the home at 1807 MacKenzie Rd. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 to pay final tribute to Jim who will be greatly missed by everyone whose life he touched in any way. Since animals had a special place in his heart in lieu of flowers, donation can be sent in his memory to the Lazarus Animal Rescue Fund, 513 Polk, Pueblo, Colo. 81004. Daily Courier - September 3, 2004 - Connellsville, PA - James C. Shea Sr., 72, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Tarentum, died at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2004) in Parkview Hospital, Pueblo. Born April 10, 1932, in Tarentum, he lived there before moving to Colorado after graduating high school. Mr. Shea was a graduate of Tarentum High School and carpentry school in Trinidad, Colo. He was a union carpenter, specializing in finish carpentry, for 50 years. Mr. Shea enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and recreational shooting. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Shea; a daughter, Vicki Shea of Colorado, and a sister, Helen L. (Howard) Coward of South Buffalo. He was preceded in death by a son, James C. Shea Jr.; and his parents, Fred and Anna Stauffer Shea. At the family's request, there will be no public visitation.

Shea, Matilda M.
Matilda M. 'Tillie' Shea - Cañon City Daily Record - October 5, 2005 - Matilda M. 'Tillie' Shea 60, Boone, died Oct. 3, 2005, in Cañon City. She was born Aug. 28, 1945, in Monte Vista to Charles and Margaret (Olman) Tiess. She was born, raised and educated in Monte Vista, she graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1963. On Sept. 3, 1963, she married Robert H. “Bob” Shea in Monte Vista. A lifetime resident of Colorado she settled in Avondale, in 1984 and has lived there since. She was a homemaker and attended St. Terese Church in Vineland. Mrs. Shea is survived by her husband; daughter, Connie S. (Kent) Crossman, Cañon City; grandchildren, Courtney and Kaleb Crossman, Cañon City; brothers and sisters, Donnie (Lucy) Tiess, Carol Radice, Myr-leene (Burl) Throckmorton, Mary Ann (Don) Morse; sister-in-law, Alice Shea; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents and a brother, Charles T. Tiess preceded her in death. There will be a Scripture Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father James King officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 3027 N. Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Wilson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Sheard, Helen Ellen
Helen Ellen (Craven) Sheard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2005 - Helen Ellen (Craven) Sheard, 98, sunrise, April 19, 1907, sunset, June 23, 2005. Survived by children; Marylou Groves, William H. (Irene) Sheard Jr. and Harold E. (Lois) Sheard; grandchildren, Robert E. (Carol) Groves, Edward A. (Nancy) Groves, Deborah E. Dittmar, James E. (Sue) Groves, Cynthia Lynn (Michael) Quilico, Jeffrey Scott Sheard, Kathleen J. Sheard, Colleen J. (Bob) Housman, Daniel H. Sheard, Melonie A. (Brian) Housman and Michael E. Sheard; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John Oliver and Mary Rena Craven; husband, William H. Sheard Sr. on Nov. 29, 1995; nine siblings; son-in-law, Alfred H. Groves; and daughter-in-law, Nancy J. Sheard. Helen was a den mother at Somerlid School for a number of years; past president of Ladies Auxiliary IOOF and Auxiliary No. 5; Carpenters Local No. 362, Pueblo, and past commander of Navy Mothers No. 10, Pueblo. Member of First United Methodist Church and courtesy chairman of Rebecca Circle. Helen was a homemaker who enjoyed her home, gardening, sewing and helping people. Viewing at the funeral home, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be held, 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2005, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to FUMC Rebecca Circle through the funeral home.

Shearer, Ed
Ed Shearer - Huerfano World - February 13, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History – 1928: Ed Shearer, 35, died of tuberculosis. He leaves his wife, the former Mildred Smith, whom he married in 1927.

Shearer, William Huston
William Huston Shearer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1997 - William Huston Shearer, 87, a longtime Pueblo resident passed away Aug. 16, 1997. Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Lorene (Pelayo) Shearer- and sister, Albertice Deer. Survived by his second wife, May Marie Shearer- son, Dennis (Susie) Shearer- daughter, Neva Shearer, Lakewood- granddaughters, Mandy (Larry) Anderson, Parker, and Becky Shearer- two brothers, Wilbur Shearer, Sheridan, James Shearer, San Diego, Calif.- and sister, Clarice Henderson, Colton, Calif. Huston was born in Sheridan, Ark., on March 29, 1910. After leaving home, he went to work in the oil fields of New Mexico learning to be a welder. Leaving there, he came to Pueblo to work at CF&I as a welder. He retired in 1973 after 38 years.

Shearman, John Thomas
John Thomas Shearman - Jennings Daily News - February 14, 2004 - Jennings, LA - John T. Shearman - 10/21/2001 - A memorial service for John Thomas Shearman, 53, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The Very Rev. Mark Holland and the Revs. Pelham Mills, Jim Reed, Cliff Rucker and Steven Roberts will officiate. Private interment will be in Chapel of the Resurrection. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Shearman died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was a native of Lake Charles and had lived in Santa Rosa for the past 25 years. He was a Lake Charles High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in personnel management from Southern Methodist University in 1970. He was on the SMU swim team and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He served in the Louisiana National Guard. He was a stockholder in the Shearman Corp., which owns the American Press. Mr. Shearman began his career in newspaper production, advertising sales and management in 1973 as general manager of the Chronicle-News, a Shearman Corp. newspaper in Trinidad, Colo. He then was production director at McGraw-Hill's Daily Pacific Builder in San Francisco. He founded the Sonoma County (Calif.) Classified Gazette in 1976 and served as general manager and sales director. He also worked in advertising sales for The Sentinel of Beale Air Force, Marysville, Calif., and The Auburn Journal. He joined USA Today in 1982, its founding year, as production superintendent, mailroom supervisor and plateroom manager at Gannett Corp.'s Novato, Calif., plant. He retired in 1993 after service with the Press-Democrat in Santa Rosa. He was a volunteer and fund-raiser for the Diabetes Society of Sonoma County and the Children's Diabetes Foundation of North Bay. He was a member of the Luther Burbank Center for Performing Arts in Santa Rosa. Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Chrystelle and Samantha Kate Shearman, both of Santa Rosa; his mother, Ada B. Vincent of Lake Charles; three brothers, William Hugh Shearman and Douglas R. Shearman, both of Lake Charles, and Walker Ward Shearman of Maitland, Fla.; and two sisters, Stacy Lynn Shearman of Lake Charles and Nancy W. Shearman of Maui, Hawaii. Memorial donations may be made to the Calcasieu chapter of the American Diabetes Foundation.

Sheckells, Donald R.
Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Sheckells - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2002 - Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Sheckells, 85, passed away Sept. 25, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born on Aug. 15, 1917, in Fredericksburg, Va., to Donald and Hilda Sheckells who preceded him in death along with his loving wife of 42 years Margaret Sheckells. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia A. Sheckells and Jacquelynn (James) Sharp; and granddaughter, Jalynn Sharp. Sgt. Maj. Sheckells retired in 1972 with more than 31 years of loyal service. After his service time, he went to work for the Colorado State Hospital retiring in 1983. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sheckells, Margaret Mary
Margaret Mary Sheckells - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1997 - Margaret Mary Sheckells, Nov. 6, 1997. Wife of Donald Sheckells. Mother of Patricia Ann Sheckells, Pueblo, and Jacquelynn Sue (James Lee) Sharp, Denver. Sister of Kathleen (Jack) Hay, Wayne, Mich., and Donald (Jo) Zimmerman, Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Mrs. Sheckells was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII, a member of Christ the King parish, TREA-Chapter 20, NARFE, Pueblo Aerie 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), VFW No. 61 Auxiliary, DAV No. 2-Pueblo, American Legion Auxiliary and AARP. Rosary, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. and funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., both services at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Enlisted Association Scholarship Fund through the funeral home office.

Sheckells, Patricia
Patricia Patty Sheckells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2002 - Patricia Patty Sheckells, 50, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 10, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Margaret Sheckells. Survived by sister, Jacquelynn (James) Sharp; and niece, Jalynn Sharp. Visitation, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sheehan, John J. Jr.
John J. Sheehan Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2000 - John J. Sheehan Jr., age 86, passed away Dec. 31, 1999. Brother of Mary Catherine Sheehan of the family home. Survived also by nieces and nephews, James (Mickey) Sheehan, High Point, N.C., John P. (Pam) Sheehan, Pueblo, Dennis (Kathy) Sheehan, Pueblo, Kathy (Walter) Doke, Pritchett, Colo., and Eileen Sheehan, Pueblo. In addition, he is survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews and a special friend, Irene Gutierrez. Mr. Sheehan was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Life member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and DAV San Isabel Chapter No. 2. Mr. Sheehan retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1973. Prior to that he was employed at American Rocky Mt. Optical and the CF&I Steel Corporation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Sheehan, Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Sheehan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Mary Catherine Sheehan, age 91, born Aug. 18, 1910, passed away Dec. 6, 2001. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Sheehan; brothers, John J. Sheehan Jr., James M. Sheehan, Daniel R. Sheehan, Frank V. Sheehan; nephew, John P. Sheehan; and sister-in-law, Josephine A. Sheehan. Mary was a telephone operator supervisor for Mountain Bell for 35 years and a member of the Telephone Operator Pioneers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Patrick Church in her memory.

Sheeks, Ed
Ed Sheeks - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 10, 1879 - Murder At Trinidad - A Town Constable Shoots a Negro - An unprovoked and brutal murder was committed at Trinidad on the night of Friday, July 4th. It seems that John J. Selles, constable of the town was out on a spree, accompanied by several other parties. At a late hour of the night, they went to a house on the hill where three colored men were living, in search of a mulatto woman who they thought was in the house. A colored man named Ed Sheeks came to the door, and on seeing who was there, asked Selles if he wanted to arrest anybody? Selles answered in the negative, but said the party wanted admittance to the house. Sheeks then closed the door, when Selles fired his pistol through it, the ball passing through Sheeks body. The unfortunate man ran and jumped out of a back window, where he fell and soon died. Coroner Cushing held an inquest upon the body and the jury brought in a verdict of willful murder on the part of Selles. The accused man is now in jail.

Sheeley, Jack Joshua
Jack Joshua Sheeley - Huerfano World - May 3, 1990 - Jack Joshua Sheeley, 76, of Canon City, formerly of Huerfano County, died Tuesday, May 1, 1990, in St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in Strong, he was raised in Alamosa attending school until the fifth grade. Because of illness, Mr. Sheeley spent most of his life in Care Centers. Mr. Sheeley is survived by nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Sheeley, John H.
John H. Sheeley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - John H. Sheeley, 71, of Loveland, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003. John, an Alamosa native, was a long time high school English teacher, coach, and Athletic Director at Alamosa High School. He married Joan Oberrich on May 19, 1951, and lived and taught in Alamosa until their retirement in 1987. Upon retirement, they moved to Sun City West, Ariz., returning to Colo. in 1999 to live in Loveland. Survivors include wife Joan of Loveland; daughter Caryl (Rick) Heersink of Loveland; son Steve (Karen) of Westminster; sister Glenna (Gene) Hardinger of Grand Junction; brother Walter (Marie) of Lamar; four grandchildren, one granddaughter, two uncles, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister Janet (Alan) Simpson, and brother Marvin (Marynelle). Services will be held at the B.P.O.E. Alamosa Elks Lodge, 406 Hunt Ave., Alamosa, at 11a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, 789 Sherman St., Denver, Colo. 80203-3532

Sheeley, Rebecca
Rebecca Sheeley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Rebecca Sheeley, late of Pueblo, died Aug. 7, 1987, at a local hospital. The last surviving of nine children. Survived by son, Charles A. Sheeley of Denver; daughter, Mrs. Merry E. (Roy) Hedrick of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Member of First Baptist Church. Preceded by her husband, Xerxes D. Sheeley, April 10, 1967. Born July 4, 1894, at Gadsen, Ala. Pueblo resident since 1916. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Dr. David E. Horton officiating. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Sheeny, Edward T.
Edward T. Sheeny - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1987 - Edward T. Sheeny of Canon City. Died at Fort Lyons Veterans Hospital, Las Animas. Burial in New York.

Sheets, Blake B.
Blake B. Sheets - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1987 - Blake B. Sheets, born March 17, 1896, in Marlington, W.Va., Pocahontas County, died June 30, 1987. Mr. Sheets was a veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Tech. Sgt. Glen H. Sheets, July 27, 1943, in World War II. Mr. Sheets is survived by his wife of 68 years, Nellie Florence Baker Sheets. They were married June 16, 1919, in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by son, Dan E. (Lorraine) Sheets; one sister, Lucille Culbertson; guardian parents to Robert Carnes of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Moved to Pueblo in 1925 and was employed by CF&I for 36 years until retirement in 1961. He was a life member of Fin and Feather Club. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be performed at graveside by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sheets, Gaylon W.
Gaylon W. Sheets - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2005 - Gaylon W. Sheets, 87, born Sept. 14, 1917, to Tone and Lucy Sheets, in Pocahontas Count, W.V. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dorothy; an infant son; and his second wife, Lillian. Gaylon is survived by his sons, Wayne and Chester (Jan) Sheets; daughter, Gayle (Robert, DDS) Harmen; daughter-in-law, Sandra Sheets; grandchildren, Blake, Heather, David, Maly, Steven and Jennifer; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was a retired CF&I Steel employee, in the Power Dept. and served in the Navy during World War II. Gaylon loved to tell stories, particularly about growing up in West Virginia. He was a loving father, grandfather, father-in-law and friend. He will be sadly missed by the congregation of Bethel Methodist Church, family and friends. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sheets, Lillian Donato
Lillian Donato Sheets - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2003 - Lillian Donato Sheets, born April 20, 1924, passed away July 22, 2003. Survived by husband, Gaylon Sheets; sons, Dewey Donald, Gary, David and Randal Donato; sister, Ethel Redington; four grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. Predeceased by first husband, Dewey Donato in 1978. At her request, no viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of choice. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Shefcyk, Dennis L.
Dennis L. Shefcyk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2000 - Dennis L. Shefcyk, age 61, passed away Aug. 22, 2000. He was born Jan. 24,1939, in Columbus, Neb. Mr. Shefcyk is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the family home; son, Paul (Stephanie) Shefcyk, Lake Orion, Mich.; and daughter, Beth Shefcyk of Fort Collins, Colo. Grandfather of Nathan and Brandon, Lake Orion, Mich. He is also survived by his mother, Helen Shefcyk, Columbus, Neb.; and sister, Dolores (Donald) Swanson, Lincoln, Neb. He is preceded in death by his father, Leo Shefcyk; and an infant brother. Mr. Shefcyk retired as a teacher and coach after 33 years with Pueblo County High School. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Dennis L. Shefcyk Memorial Fund through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shehan, Linnie R. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Linnie R. Shehan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1986 - Mrs. Linnie R. Shehan passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 1986. Services will be under the direction of Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas, N.M.

Shehorn, Charles T.
Charles T. Shehorn - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 8, 2003 - Charles T. Shehorn, age 94, passed away at his home in the Model country store on February 4, 2003. Charles was born on January 31, 1909 in Alton, Missouri to Walter and Maude (Dotson) Shehorn. Mr. Shehorn was a resident of the Trinidad /Model area since he was nine years old, having been born in Missouri. He was married on August 16, 1938 to Lavina M. Buzzo in Raton, New Mexico. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lavina, brothers, James Lloyd, Walter Ray, John Ray, sisters, Gertie Stanton and Naomi McCauley. He is survived by his sons, Ted (Eva) Shehorn of Model, Leslie (Jo) Shehorn of Arvada, sister, Edna Bartels of San Francisco, CA, grandchildren, John Shehorn of Model, Kevin Shehorn of Thornton, CO, and Denise Roblyer of Roy, UT, great grandchildren, Tyler, Brittany, Brenden and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7, 2003 from 2-6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel. Mr. Harvey Vail will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Earl Cemetery in Model. Pallbearers will be Pete Olguin, Abel Benavidez, Richard Olguin, Bob Hill, Tom Miller and John Vail. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Darrell Foster and Alfonso Benavidez. The family may be contacted at 25938 Highway 350, Model, Colorado 81059. Arrangements for Charles T. Shehorn are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Shelburne, Exodus
Dr. Exodus Shelburne - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain - April 3, 1879 - Death of Dr. Shelburne - Dr. E. Shelburne, an old and well known citizen of South Pueblo, died at his residence in that town last night, after an illness of about two weeks. The deceased was a native of Kentucky, and has resided here since about 1872. He was an active participant in all public matters in South Pueblo, and was, we think, a member of the board of trustees and also of the school board for several years. Dr. Shelburne was highly respected for his many sterling traits of character, and his death is deeply regretted by his fellow citizens. The funeral will take place with Masonic ceremonies this afternoon at two o'clock. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 10, 1879 – The following tribute of respect was passed at a meeting of South Pueblo lodge, No. 31, A. F. & A. M., held April 2d, 1879. Whereas, it hath pleased the Supreme Grand Architect of the Universe to call our beloved brother Exodus Shelburne from the labor of earth to the eternal refreshment of heaven; therefore, Resolved, That in the death of Brother Shelburne this lodge has lost a beloved and useful member, the fraternity at large a shining light, the community a most honored and respected citizen, his circle of acquaintance a warm hearted true friend and the bereaved family a tender loving husband and father. And further, Resolved, That with the bereaved family we one and all drop the tear of sympathy and extend to them our warmest and most sincere condolence. And, Resolved, That these resolutions be read in open lodge, spread upon the minutes, a copy be furnished to the family of our deceased brother and to each of the newspapers published in Pueblo. F. H. Shrock, H. N. Banks, Christopher Wilson, Committee. Daily Rocky Mountain News - April 8, 1879 - The Southern Metropolis - A Newsy Letter from Pueblo - Pueblo, April 6 - Dr. Shelburne, one of our oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of South Pueblo, died of consumption Tuesday evening and was buried with Masonic honors on Wednesday. Daily Rocky Mountain News - April 8, 1879 - The Southern Metropolis - A Newsy Letter from Pueblo - Pueblo, April 6 - Dr. Shelburne, one of our oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of South Pueblo, died of consumption Tuesday evening and was buried with Masonic honors on Wednesday.

Shelburne, Spencer
Spencer Shelburne – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 16, 1877 – Dr. E. Shelburne yesterday received the melancholy news of the death of his youngest brother Spencer, of Shelby county, Kentucky. The young man came to his death from descending into a well where fire damp had formed, which suffocated him.

Shelby, Pablita
Pablita Esquibel Shelby - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1999 - Pablita Esquibel Shelby, 93, of Pueblo, passed away March 25, 1999. Born on Dec. 10, 1905, in San Pablo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John Shelby- also one daughter, Bertha Stanko. Survived by grandsons, William Sandoval, Seattle, Wash., Dennis Sandoval, Seattle, Wash., Edward Stanko, California, and James Stanko, California- sisters, Lupita Padilla, San Luis, Colo., and Severa Padilla, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1-5p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Shelby, Tony
Tony Shelby - Durango Democrat - April 8, 1908 - Shoots Deputy Sheriff - Aguilar Colo., April 7 - Tony Shelby, a Mexican deputy sheriff, was shot and instantly killed at 10:30 last night by Frank Cartenas, an Italian, who lives near Walsenburg. Cartenas was engaged in beating a small boy when Shelby attempted to stop him, and he turned and shot the sheriff. The citizens became so enraged, that could they have caught Cartenas they would probably have lynched him but he got away and was not captured until this morning, when he was returned to Aguilar. The dead sheriff leaves a wife and five children. Rifle Telegram – January 29, 1909 – Frank Catania, of Walsenburg, who shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Shelby at Aguilar last April, was given a life sentence at Trinidad last Tuesday.

Shelden, Billy Roy
Billy Roy Shelden - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - August 5, 2003 - Billy Roy Shelden, age 56, passed away on August 3, 2003 in Branson, Colo. He was born on May 14, 1947 to Eli and Ida Mae Shelden in Trinidad, Colo. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Rhonda Jo Church. He is survived by his mother, Ida Mae of Lakin, Kansas, children, Lorraine (Mike) Heinitz of Lakin, Kansas, Jennifer (Greg) Wilkerson of Garden Grove, Calif., Sarah Shelden, Emily Shelden of Silver Creek, New York, brothers Robert of Houston, Texas, Theodore (Barbara) of Garden City, Kansas, Jerry (Peggy) of Eads, Colo., Thomas (Venita) of Spearville, Kansas, Roger (Glenna) of Marshalltown, Missouri, Donald (Janie) of Guyman, Okla., Norman (Tammy) of Lakin, Kansas, Matt (Denise) of Branson, Colo. sister Thelma Turney of Branson, Colo., grandchildren Katie and Brandon Heinitz, Garrett and Katrina Wilkerson and many relatives and friends. Visitation for Bill will be held on Thursday, August 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service is planned for Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Branson Community Church with Pastor Bart Blackwell officiating. Interment to follow at the Branson Cemetery in Branson, Colorado. The family requests that memorials be made to Farmers & Stockman Bank , P. O. Box 68, Des Moines, NM 88418 The family has entrusted the arrangements for Billy Roy Shelden to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Sheldon, Donald Ellis Huff
Donald Ellis Huff Sheldon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1986 - Donald Ellis Huff Sheldon, late of 519 Kennie, died unexpectedly Feb. 11, 1986. Survived by his mother and stepfather, Andrea and Greg Striowski; sister, Angela Striowski; brother Greg Striowski Jr.; aunt, Velma Yaklich; and uncle, Harold Howey, all of Pueblo. Also survived by other aunts, uncles, cousins and grandfather, Donald Sheldon, Sidney, Neb. Service, 2 pm Sunday, Feb. 16, at Davis-Wallin Funeral Home. Cremation.

Sheldon, Elspeth W.
Elspeth W. Sheldon - Huerfano World - December 29, 1977 - Former Huerfano County teacher Elspeth W. Sheldon died Thursday, Dec. 22, 1977 at Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Sheldon apparently suffered heart failure. She was 75. Born Sept. 28, 1902, Mrs. Sheldon was the daughter of John B. and Anna Weynss. She married Michael Sheldon in 1928 in Colorado Springs. Her husband died in 1965. Mrs. Sheldon had taught in various schools in the county, beginning in 1925. She had been honored several times by teacher's associations until her retirement. She had also served as Mother Advisor in Rainbow for Girls. Survivors include her son, John Sheldon, of Alamosa, former editor of the Huerfano World, and publisher of Alamosa Valley Courier, his wife Edith, and their sons, Michael and William; two sisters, Theres Snider and Ruth Picard, Colorado Springs; one nephew, D.J. Picard, of Colorado Springs. Private family services were held in Colorado Springs Friday, Dec. 23, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to organizations in which Mrs. Sheldon was active, including Rainbow for Girls, Huerfano Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Huerfano County Public Library.

Sheldon, Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander Sheldon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2000 - Mark Alexander Sheldon, 46, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2000. Mr. Sheldon was the proprietor of Auto West in Pueblo West, was a past member of SCCA and an avid race car driver and fan. A gifted mechanic, he loved to share his expertise and enthusiasm with his friends and colleagues. His wife of 10 years, Claudette, will remember him as a loyal and loving father and family man who loved life. He loved animals and made his home a haven for pets. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie. Survivors include his wife Claudette; children, Kelly, Casey and Cody of Pueblo and Nichole of Golden, Colo.; father, Henry (Christyna) Sheldon of Wallingford, Conn.; brothers, Hurf (Melissa) of Lansing, N.Y., and Gregg (Lee) of Wonowon, British Columbia, Canada; 6 nieces, 3 nephews and a host of friends. Viewing from 3 until 8 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Pueblo West, 279 South Joe Martinez Blvd., Suite A. Service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church.

Shell, Thomas H.
Thomas H. Shell - Trinidad Times Independent - June 1, 2004 - Thomas H. Shell, 82, passed away on May 23, 2004. He was born on Feb. 7, 1922 in Trinidad to Harry H., Sr. and Edna Rose (Sullivan) Shell. He worked for many, many years on the Colorado and Southern railroad and the Burlington Northern railroad. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 40+ years, Edith, brother, Harry H. Shell and sister, Colleen. He is survived by his sons, Ronald Shell of Trinidad and Thomas H. Shell, Jr. of Colorado Springs, sister Betty Molinaro and brother Earl (Ruth) Shell, both of Trinidad, sisters-in-law Caroline Todd and Tina McCloud, both of Pueblo, Leona Shell of Raton, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on May 26 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Gardner officiating. Inurnment followed at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family of Thomas H. Shell has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Shellman, William
Officer William Shellman - Pueblo Police Department - 1906 - Officer Shellman was patrolling his beat on horseback during a severe electrical storm. He was struck by lightning and knocked off of his horse, he died a week later on Aug. 12, 1906.

Shelton, Callie D.
Callie D. Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1997 - Callie D. Shelton, 98, longtime Olney Springs resident, died Dec. 27, 1997, at Fowler Health Care Center. Survived by two sons, Emmet (Mary Ann) Shelton of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Kenneth (Jean) Shelton of Del Mar, Calif.- one daughter, Shirley Walker of Arvada, Colo.- one sister, Trudy Sullins of Calico Rock, Ark.- five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 1981, and by one daughter, Rogene, in 1925. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler with burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Shelton, Claudia
Claudia Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2005 - Claudia Shelton Dear friend, daughter, wife, and mother, Claudia Shelton, arrived in her true home with God on January 7, 2005 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on September 29, 1954 to Wallace and Mary Conine now of Longmont. She met her husband and best friend, Don, in college at Colorado State University, and they were married on May 22, 1976. She graduated from CSU with a degree in secretarial sciences in 1975. Claudia will be greatly missed by her family, including her parents, her husband Don, her two children, Michael Lee Shelton of Longmont, and Tracy Diane Shelton, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, her brother, Gary Conine of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and her nephew, Josh Conine of Norman, Oklahoma. Claudia shared her life not only with her family, but with her coworkers at Texas Instruments and First Christian Church Preschool in Dallas (1976-84), Boulder Valley Christian Church (1985-1995) and LifeBridge Christian Church (1998-present). She is probably best known for her commitment to LifeBridge Christian Church, where many of those years she served as ministry assistant to Rick Rusaw, Senior Minister. Her life will be remembered for volunteer service in the church, her commitment to her family, her love of traveling, and her loyalty to friends. The memorial service for her will be held at LifeBridge Christian Church on Monday, January 10 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Claudia to the American Cancer Society or to LifeBridge Christian Church and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501.

Shelton, Elena A.
Elena A. Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - Elena A. Shelton passed away Oct. 24, 1998, in Glendale, Calif. She was preceded by husband, Wayne Shelton. Survived by sister, Carmellia Dickens of Vista, Calif.- brother, Col. Albert Giacco, U.S. Army retired of Monument, Colo.- and nephew, Jack Dickens of San Diego. Services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale, Forest Lawn Mortuary, Glendale, Calif. 91209

Shelton, George Edward
George Edward Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1987 - George Edward Shelton, late of Pueblo, died July 3, 1987, at. a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Alice Fault Shelton of the family home; daughter, Kay Wheeler , New Hampshire ; four grandchildren of New Hampshire, and three nieces, Marjory VanSickie, Palmer Lake; Helen Butcher, Canada; and Elzia McCullock, Arizona. Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Pueblo. Born May 17; 1899, in Carthage, Mo. to George W. Shelton and Rosa Tolbert Shelton. He grew to manhood near Manzanola, later moving to Pueblo where he was a barber for many years. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1968, where he was a supervisor of the barbers. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton were married Jan. 18, 1924. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, 430 E. Pitkin, Pueblo, 81004. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m., Thursday, July 9, First Methodist Church Manzanola. Interment, Manzanola Cemetery.

Shelton, Gerald O.
Gerald O. (Jerry) Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - Gerald O. (Jerry) Shelton, 79, passed away February 16, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV. Gerald was born in Pueblo on May 25, 1923. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Shelton; Son, Charles (Chuck) Lackner; Daughter, Sharon L. Hayworth; sisters Ruby J. Custard and Barbara J. (Raymond) Guthrie; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, Nieces, Debbie Goss and Cassandra Sharon; Nephew, Michael Custard. Services Saturday, February 22, 2003, 2:00pm, Palm Mortuary 1600 S. Jones, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shelton, Lile A.
Lile A. Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2003 - Lile A. Shelton, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 27, 2003. Lile was born on Nov. 29, 1921, in Larkspur, Colo., to the union of Lile A. Sr. and Cynthia B. Warford Shelton who preceded him along with his sister, Aline Oberheide. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Shelton, of the family home; son, Donald (Claudia); grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Tracy, all of Longmont, Colo.; son, Mark (Roberta) of Pueblo; granddaughter, Ginger (Kris) Riemann; great-granddaughter, Sydney Riemann of Gulfport, Miss.; sister, Bea Ashbrook of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lile served in the Army Air Force during WWII from December 1942 to January 1946. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1980 as a quality control inspector. Since his retirement, he has fulfilled a lifetime ambition of traveling with his wife to 49 states, and nine Provinces of Canada. Lile was a life member of both the Pueblo BPOE Lodge No. 90, and the Eagles Aerie No. 145, both of Pueblo. Viewing, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and Friday until service time at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo BPOE Lodge No. 90 Endowment Fund in his memory.

Shelton, Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn (Burrous) Shelton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2005 - Mary Kathryn (Burrous) Shelton, 80, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 2, 2005. Mary K. was born on Sept. 13, 1924, in Genoa, Colo., to the union of William B. "Bill" and Mary Jansen Burrous, who preceded her in death; along with her husband, Lile; sister, Ruth (Kenneth) Kravig; and brother, William H. Burrous. Survived by sons, Donald, Mark (Roberta); sister, Judith (Freddie) Williams of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister-in-law, June Burrous of Couperville, Wash.; brother, Raymond (Eleanor) Burrous of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael, Tracy and Ginger (Kris); and great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alexandra. Mary attended Genoa, Colo., grade school and graduated from Genoa High School, June 1942. She married Lile Shelton in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 15, 1942. They resided in Genoa until 1942. Mary was with Lile during his service in the Army Air Force from Dec. 1942 to Jan. 1946, and through numerous stations Mary managed to find jobs wherever they were. They moved to the Pueblo area after Lile's discharge from the Army Air Force in 1946. Mary was employed at Pueblo Army Depot for five years then started a family. Mary also worked for District 70 as a secretary from 1972 until retiring from the district in 1985. Since retirement, Mary and Lile traveled to 49 states of the U.S. and nine provinces of Canada. She was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary of Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, conducted by Wayne Ward. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81004, in her memory. Family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Mark and Roberta.

Shelton, Peggy Frances
Peggy Frances Brown Shelton - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 16, 2007 - Peggy Frances Shelton, 65, devoted and loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to so many, went to be with the Lord on 13 June 2007. Peggy passed away peacefully in Pueblo, in the warm, loving surroundings of her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph J. Hornaday II, and father Dale H. Brown. A lifelong native, Peggy was born March 23, 1942, in Colorado Springs. Peggy leaves behind her husband, retired Col. Cyrus Q. Shelton, Jr.; mother Margaret E. Brown; daughter Kimberly K. (John) McManaman of Pueblo, CO; sons Ralph J. "Trey" (Kimberly) Hornaday III of Thornton, CO, Michael A. (Lesa) Shelton of Inverness, FL, and Patrick B. (Kimberly) Shelton of Centreville, VA; brother Steven D. (Katherine) Brown of Portland, OR. Her grandchildren, who were the true loves of her life, include Abby, Ashley, Brandon, Brody, Chloe, Drew, Jamie, Kyler, Seth, Taylor, and Trenton. They know their Nana will watch over and guide them throughout their lives. She is also survived by her niece Ann (Nick) Button and family of Portland, OR, and nephew Ben Brown, of Portland, OR. Besides her love for animals, Peggy always held a special place in her giant and gentle heart for her many dear friends, cousins, and acquaintances. Much love and appreciation are extended to the countless number of caregivers who provided Peggy with years of healthcare, friendship, and support. Funeral services will be held at Shrine of Remembrance at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Rev. Warren Hile will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either The Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care of Pueblo or the animal shelter of your choice.

Shenkler, Walter
Walter Shenkler - Walsenburg Independent - January 16, 1923 - Dies From Injuries - Walter Shenkler, who was injured in an accident at the Lester mine on January 11th, died from the injuries Saturday at Minnequa hospital. The deceased was 26 years old and leaves a widow and one child.

Shepard, Cecil Lawrence
Cecil Lawrence Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1997 - Cecil Lawrence Shepard, age 93, longtime resident of Pueblo and the Walsenburg area, passed away Nov. 30, 1997. Born July 28, 1904, Hartvill, Mo. Mr. Shepard came to Colorado in 1918 with his family from Texas. He is survived by his wife, Elva Mitchell, to whom he was married on June 12, 1930, in Fowler, Colo.- his son, David L. Shephard- daughter, Willa Mae Butler, both of Fowler, Colo.- and granddaughters, Linda Ward, Arvada, Colo., Betty Wilson, Fowler, Colo., and Katie (Shepard) Campbell, Gardner, Colo. great-grandfather of Jennifer Kress, Holly Ward and Natasha Wilson. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters, two grandsons and a great-granddaughter. He engaged in ranching for some years and was employed by the Colorado Water Resources Department for over 21 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No 96, AF&AM, Mariposa Chapter, No. 63, O.E.S., Past Patron, Pueblo Lodge, I.O.O.F., Past Grand, Past Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Colorado, Past President of the Board of Trustees of Grand Lodge of Colorado. Member of La Veta Lodge No. 141, Hyacinth Rebekah Lodge No. 80 and Gardner Methodist Church parish. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Rev. Willis Goettel officiating, IOOF services, under the direction of Pueblo Lodge No. 8 and Masonic Services. Honorary escort by Patriarch's Militant. Interment, Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Colo. Friends will be received in the chapel following the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital in Cecil's name in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Shepard, Charles John
Charles John Shepard - Huerfano World - August 27, 1992 - Walsenburg native, Charles John Shepard died Aug. 15, 1992 in the hospital in Coeur d' Alene, ID. A memorial service was held in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Wallace, ID. Inurnment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg, ID. Survivors include a son, Johnny, Silverton, ID; four sisters, Eileen Johnson, Henderson, NV, Christine Hastings, Downey, CA, Rosalie Loggins, Germantown, TN, and Kathleen Calza, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews.

Shepard, Ellen V.
Ellen Virginia Shepard - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - Ellen Virginia Shepard, 71, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Dec. 24, 1990, in University Hospital in Denver. Mrs. Shepard had been ill for some time. Born Mar. 9, 1919, in Oakland, CA to George and Jenny Max Cooley Estep, she was reared in the Huerfano County area. On June 6, 1942, she married the late Leo Shepard. The two worked the farming/ranching operation in the Turkey Ridge area until the death of Mr. Shepard May 2, 1988. Mrs. Shepard was a member of the Cowbelles and River Round Up. Mrs. Shepard is survived by two children, a daughter, Ellene Mawson, Federal Heights and William Wayne Shepard, Hagerman, New Mexico; five brothers, Frank Estep, George Estep, Bob Estep, Fred Estep and Walt Estep; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, from United Church of Walsenburg. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Shepard, Gary E.
Gary E. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1999 - Gary E. Shepard of Canon City passed away Nov. 27, 1999. He was born Feb. 12, 1953, in Pueblo to Hollis E. and Mary Francis Shepard. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Shepard is survived by his children, Heather (Jade) Norton and Chad Shepard, both of Pueblo, Brianne Coveney of Arizona, Cole Shepard, Shane Shepard and Tyler Shepard, all of Denver; granddaughter, Jiana Norton; and loving companion, Connie Leckwold of Canon City. Gary was the youngest of seven children, all of whom survive him. At the time of his death, he was a heavy equipment operator. At his request, cremation will be followed by a memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial fund set up in his name at First National Bank, 102 W. 29th St., Pueblo, Colo. 81008.

Shepard, Glen R. Sr.
Glen R. Shepard, Sr. – Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Glen R. Shepard, Sr., 70, passed away Aug. 11, 2009. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Shepard; children, Glen R. Shepard, Jr. Of Louisville, Ky., Penny (Doug) Bressey of Dallas, Texas, Dennis (Lisa) Shepard of Montgomery, Ala., Tracey (Joe) Moreland of Tulsa, Okla. and Kelly (Nancy) Shepard of Loveland, Ohio; siblings, Charlotte (Arnold) Robinson of Canon City, Sue Nisbet of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bill (Carol) Shepherd of Claremont, N.H. and Morris (Brenda) Shepard of Pueblo; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Mary Shepard; and brothers, Fred Shepard and Gary Shepard. Glen was born March 31, 1939, in Pueblo and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in auto sales in Oklahoma for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of DAV. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation, or DAV, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Shepard, James Howard
James Howard Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2002 - James Howard Shepard, born Aug. 27, 1910, in Lorton, Neb., passed away Oct. 13, 2002. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lue Fay Treece Shepard; parents, James Shepherd and Clara Mae Wortman Shepherd; and one grandson. Also preceding him were two brothers and three sisters. Surviving him are four daughters, L. Rebecca Molyneux, Janice (Michael) Merritt, both of Pueblo, Christene (David) Smith of Corpus Christy, Texas, Shirley (Wayne) Kindred of Craig, Colo.; stepson, Robert (Joanne) Treece of Denver, Colo.; and sister, Mary Tacket of Beaverton, Ore. He leaves also 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. James served in the Navy Sea Bees during WWII and was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie James of Parkhill Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Shepard, Karen
Karen Shepard - Huerfano Journal - January 15, 2009 - Karen Shepard deceased 1/12/09 - Karen Shepard, 66, passed away January 12, 2009. A viewing will be Saturday, January 17, at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A prayer service will begin at 2:00 pm. After the service, there will be a gathering of friends and family at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg. Huerfano Journal - January 23, 2009 - Karen Jean Shepard, 66, was born to Jean and Lloyd Crowell on November 25, 1942 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2009. Karen spent her early years growing up in Detroit Lakes. In 1960, she married Claude Kimes and gave birth to six beautiful children; but they separated. Shortly after, she met the love of her life, Jesse Shepard. On October 6, 1972, they were wed, and their families combined to a grand total of eleven children. Karen continued to love and raise all of her eleven children, even after Jesse's tragic death on May 15, 1982. Throughout her life, she remained to be the glue that held the family together with shared stories, laughter, and love. She spent her final years residing in Walsenburg, Colorado; but continued to travel from state to state visiting her children, her family, and her friends. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Shepard; her parents, Lloyd and Jean Crowell; her brothers, Darryl and Michael Crowell; her brother-in-law, Jim Jolly; and Claude Kimes. Karen is survived in death by her brother Dave and Nadia Crowell of Payson, AZ; and her sister Kathy Jolly of Sierra Vista, AZ; her children: Peg and Rick Lentz of Cypress, TX; Shirley and Mel Cameron of Columbia Falls, MT; Bud Shepard of WA; Marshall and Diana of Liberty Lakes, WA; Shorty and Gail Shepard of Columbia Falls, MT; Monte and Carol Kimes of Chicago, IL; Natalie Kimes and Caesar of NM; Jesse and Amanda Shepard of Salem, OR; Mike and Dawn Kimes of Post Falls, ID; Nadine and Bob Robbins of Kingman, AZ; and Nikki and Bruce Eccher of Walsenburg, CO; and her grandchildren: Alex, Amber, Anita, Bobby, Brooke, Carrie (Zach), Casey (Amy), Charlie (Ashley), Cheryl (Shane), Chris, Heather (Jeremy), Jamie, Jason, Jenny, Josh, Justin, Karen, Karissa, Kenzie, Kim (Frank), Kristina, Lacie, Michael, Ricky, Ronnie (Justin), Sabrina, Tiff (Steve), Trevor, Tyler, Zane. Karen is also survived by numerous beloved great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Karen's life was celebrated by family and friends on January 17, 2009. She will be remembered dearly; we will hold her closely in our hearts while she goes to be with our Lord. Her final resting place will be with her loving husband, Jesse, in Kalispell, Montana on June 27, 2009.

Shepard, Marjorie G.
Marjorie G. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2001 - Marjorie G. Shepard, 83, of Pueblo, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2001. She retired as a psychiatric technician at Colorado State Hospital after many years of service. Marjorie loved traveling. She also enjoyed music, flowers and animals --- especially cats. She is predeceased by her husband, Vernon Shepard, after 50 years of marriage. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Jan) Shepard and Dennis Ray Shepard, both of Pueblo; daughter, Virginia (Bob) Gilliland of Pueblo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Eileen Galloway of Pueblo; and nieces, Sharron Abney and Carol Bailey. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Graveside service and interment, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Shepard, Pearl L.
Pearl L. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1998 - Pearl L. Shepard, 95, passed away Oct. 29, 1998. Survived by sons, Richard (Lois) Shepard of Pueblo, and Roger (Virginia) Shepard of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral service to be held in Glenwood, Iowa.

Shepard, Tim
Tim Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2005 - Tim Shepard, 38, was born April 13, 1966, and went to be with his Lord and Savior March 14, 2005. Survived by his son, Sean; parents, Dave and Betty Shepard of Pueblo; brothers and their families, Ted and Leslie and their son, Connor, and Tom and Annette and their son, Nacaio. His Savior and grandparents, Loren and Grace Shepard and Abram and Viola Ball, greeted Tim. Tim was the founder and owner of TNT Security of Pueblo, Trinidad and Colorado Springs. Prior to that, he owned TNT Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, Action Dry Carpet Cleaning and Schlotzsky's Deli restaurants in Colorado Springs. He grew up and learned of his Savior in the First Baptist Church of Pueblo. Tim graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1984 and then attended Colorado State University-Pueblo and Colorado State University-Fort Collins. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Boulevard, with Pastor Jeff Anderson and Pastor Greg Coolidge officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital of Denver through the funeral home.

Shepard, Vernon L.
Vernon L. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1986 - Vernon L. Shepard, a lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 901 W. 17th, passed away Nov. 25, 1986. Mr. Shepard is survived by his wife, Marjorie G. Shepard of the family home; three children, Charles (Jan) Shepard, Virginia (Bob) Gilliland, and Dennis (Renee) Shepard, all of Pueblo; one brother, Wilson Martin of Texas; one sister, Dorothy Humphrey of Pueblo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery with Mr. William Leroy of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Shephard, Gary E.
Gary E. Shepard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1999 - Gary E. Shepard of Canon City passed away Nov. 27, 1999. He was born Feb. 12, 1953, in Pueblo to Hollis E. and Mary Francis Shepard. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Shepard is survived by his children, Heather (Jade) Norton and Chad Shepard, both of Pueblo, Brianne Coveney of Arizona, Cole Shepard, Shane Shepard and Tyler Shepard, all of Denver; granddaughter, Jiana Norton; and loving companion, Connie Leckwold of Canon City. Gary was the youngest of seven children, all of whom survive him. At the time of his death, he was a heavy equipment operator. At his request, cremation will be followed by a memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial fund set up in his name at First National Bank, 102 W. 29th St., Pueblo, Colo. 81008.

Shephard, John A.
John A. Shephard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - John A. Shephard, at the family home 1107 Longwood, Wednesday. Husband of Mrs. Martha R. Shephard. Father of Mrs. Katherine Brotherton and Robert Shephard, Santa Fe, N.M., Mrs. June Sellers and Jack Shephard, Denver, and Mrs. Virginia Schram, Pueblo and Richard Shephard, Whittier, Calif. Also survived by three grandchildren. Resident of Pueblo since 1907 and former employe of the Air base Services. Rouch Chapel, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. To Mountain View.

Shephard, Martha B.
Martha B. Shephard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1987 - Martha B. Shephard passed away Aug. 2, 1987. Survived by her children, Jack A. (Jean) Shephard, June L. Sellers, both of Denver; Kathryn (John) Brotherton, Santa Fe, N.M.; Virginia N. Schranz, Pueblo; Robert C. Shephard, Santa Fe, N.M.; and Richard L.(Glenna) Shephard, Whittier, Calif.; brother, August G. Knebel, Seattle, Wash. Survived also by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born Dec. 27, 1895, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Service will be held at 10; 30 a.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger L. Hupp officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2941 Sky view.

Shepherd, Charles G.
Charles G. Shepherd - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cañon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Charles G. Shepherd - Officer Charles G. Shepherd moved from Cripple Creek to Canon City eleven years prior to the riot. At the time of his death, his wife was so ill, it was decided not to immediately inform her of the murder of her husband. Mr. Shepherd was about 45 years of age and was a member of Gate City Camp No 10, Woodmen to the World of Canon City.

Shepherd, Margaret
Margaret Shepherd - Walsenburg World - August 31, 1911 - Died at Pictou, August 27, 1911, Margaret Shepherd, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shepherd age 2 years 5 months.

Shepherd, Virginia Lee
Virginia “Ginny” Lee Shepherd - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2004 - Virginia “Ginny” Lee Shepherd Virginia “Ginny” Lee Shepherd, 77. The Lord called our beloved Ginny home on June 13, 2004 after a lengthy illness. Ginny (nee Selvage) was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. and attended Pueblo Central High School. She is preceded in death by her father, Theodore Selvage; siblings, Courtland, baby Elaine Selvage and daughter Elaine Turner. She will be dearly missed by her mother, Margaret Selvage; children, Linda (Rick) Cox, Debbie (Dennis) Craw and Donald (Robbie) Selvage; sisters, Bernadine (Richard) Perko, Avon (Jim) Young; brother, Leroy (Alice) Selvage; sister-in-law, Beverly Selvage; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery chapel with Pastor Mark Apodaca officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial be made to Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, c/o 155 E. Calico Dr., Pueblo West, Colo. 81007.

Shephers, Wilford
Wilford Shepherd - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1997 - Wilford Shepherd, 90, passed away July 13, 1997. Mr. Shepherd worked in Alamo mine Alamosa, Colo., then traveled to Pueblo where he worked as a brick maker before becoming a bus driver for the city. He retired after 26 years of service. He is survived by four children, Leona (Newell) DeHart, Verdina (Marlin) Trautman, Don (Janet) Shepherd, David (Linda) Shepherd- 10 grandchildren- 17 great-grandchildren- and five great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Daisy, in 1991- and daughter, Alice Frost. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 1997, McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing at the funeral home today from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m. until service time. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. At his request, cremation.

Shepler, Fred N.
Fred N. Shepler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1986 - Fred N. Shepler, late of 2717 13th St., Greeley, Colo., was born May 25, 1901, in Baxter, Colo., to A. J. and Nellie (Beeman) Shepler. He passed away April 22, 1986, at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He had married Lois Cruse on Feb. 11, 1922; she preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 1977. He is survived by his son, Donald C. (Rosalee) Shepler of Greeley; a grandson, Donald C. (Jeanne) Shepler Jr. of Denver; a great-grandson, Donald S. Shepler, and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Shepler, both of Denver. He was a brother of Clifford Shepler of Pueblo and Robert Shepler of Denver. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Mr. Shepler had lived in Baxter for 16 years, in Pueblo for 52 years and was a resident of Greeley for 17 years. He had been employed with the Pueblo County Highway Department for seven years and with the Colorado State Highway Department for 30 years, retiring in 1958. He was a life member of BPOE 90. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Shepler Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Sheppard Gena-Vieve
Gena-Vieve (Jenny) Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain, September 2, 2006 - Gena-Vieve (Jenny) Sheppard, 57, died Aug. 29, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born in Baton Rouge, La., to Elizabeth and H. Augustus Sheppard Jr., and attended schools in Atlanta, Ga., Sewanee, Tenn., Augusta, Ga., and Galveston, Texas. She attended Washington State University in Pullman, and completed her B.A. degree at the University of Hawaii. Gena-Vieve was a professional dancer. In later years, she moved to Pueblo, Colo., and graduated in psychology from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She was currently working on a master's degree in clinical psychology and hoped to begin a career in dance therapy. Gena-Vieve was a bright, energetic, loving and caring person, and her loss is deeply felt by all who knew her. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Sheppard, of Longview, Wash.; two sisters, Irene Elizabeth Sheppard of Vancouver, Wash., and Mary Leona Petty of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Daniel Benjamin Sheppard of Newark, N.J., and Carl Eric Sheppard, of Portland, Ore.; as well as 10 nieces and nephews. Her father preceded her in death. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass, will be held at St. Rose de Viterbo Catholic Church in Longview, Wash., at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Community House or the Emergency Support Shelter in Longview, the YWCA Family Crisis Center in Pueblo, Catholic Charities, or a charity of one's choice.

Sheppard, Chester M.
Chester M. Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2005 - Chester M. Sheppard, age 66, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 27, 2005. Survived by wife, Sue Sheppard; sons, Chester L. Sheppard, Richard L. Sheppard; daughters, Jackie (James) Ghist, Georgianna Calhoun (Wayne Plymell); mother, Frances (Fay) Lubbers; brother, Thomas Sheppard; sisters, Kathy (Lonnie) Smith, Merilee Briggs-Mead; uncle, Dorio Mattivi; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Merle L. Sheppard; and brother, Bud Sheppard. Chet served in the U.S. Army and after release, became an upholsterer with his father, eventually taking over Merle Sheppard Upholstery. Viewing, 2 to 8 p.m. today, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service for family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the McDaniel Family Cemetery in care of Peggy Caple, for cemetery maintenance.

Sheppard, Josephine
Josephine Cordova Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2005 - Josephine Cordova Sheppard passed away June 21, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Sheppard; and by her parents, Albert and Maria Eufelia Gonzales Sheppard. Survived by her sons, Mike (Donna) Sheppard, Pat Sheppard, Bob Sheppard and Tim (Jamie) Sheppard; grandchildren, Michelle (Tom) Miller, Jason (Rehan) Sheppard, Shawna Sheppard, Candy Sheppard and Lindsey Sheppard; as well as by her special grandson, Shane Sheppard. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, numerous cousins and friends. Josephine was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and retired from School District No. 60. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005; both at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family wishes to especially thank Father Tom Hinni of St. Francis Church. Donations in Josephine's name may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Sheppard, Robert F.
Robert F. Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1997 - Robert F. Sheppard, 69, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 30, 1997. Born on Nov. 8, 1927, in Wichita, Kan. Preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Pearl Sheppard- one son, Dale Lawrence Sheppard- two brothers, Carrol Sheppard and Dale L. Sheppard-two sisters, Alice Snider and Florence Henderson. Survived by his loving wife, Beatrice Sheppard, Pueblo- sons, Douglas Michael (Sherry) Sheppard, Patrick Dale Sheppard, Robert Anthony Sheppard and Tim Joseph (Janelle) Sheppard, all of Pueblo-daughter, (Hita) Marina Zamora, Pueblo- stepsons, Stan (Amy) Lujan, Antiak, Alaska, Jeff Lujan, San Clement, Calif., Rodger Lujan, San Jose, Calif., Sid Lujan, Denver- stepdaughters, Aileen Jacobson Poland, Jeannie (Louie) Salas, Lake Forest, Calif., Cynthia (Bill) Bernal- five grandchildren- 11 step-grandchildren- and three great-grandchildren. Special thanks for all special support at Abba House of Prayer and all Marian Prayer groups. Sisters of Blessed Sacrament. Sincere gratitude for the special care from Hospice and all the staff and Joan, Nancy, Tina and Sister Mary Conter, Dr. Otero, Dr. Vialpando and Dr. Sterjholm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family or Hospice or Sacred Heart Cathedral. Viewing today from 1-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Rev. Tony Wojcinski. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following the Mass

Sheppard, Tyson Dale
Tyson Dale Sheppard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2003 - Tyson Dale Sheppard, Aug. 2, 2002 to March 27, 2003. Survived by parents, Jason and Rehan; sister, Mykah; grandparents, Scott and Patty Moore, Pat Sheppard and Kim Austin; uncles, T.J. and Zach Furney, Stephan Moore; aunts, Shawna Sheppard, Sarah and Sandi Moore; great-grandparents, Roy and Jeanetta Foulk, Jo Sheppard, Doc and Doreen Moore; great-great-grandmother, Martha Canote; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. A special thank you to the staff at Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Center at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. You all are angels on earth. Thank you.

Sheppard, Unknown
Unknown Sheppard - Rocky Mountain News - March 19, 1873 - Last Thursday, the Chieftain says, a Mexican shepherd found the dead body of a white man near Dry Lake, in Huerfano County. An old blanket covered the body, with rocks upon it to keep the wind from blowing it off. An examination of the dead body revealed the fact that death was caused from a bullet shot in the head, and that the murdered man was robbed of what valuables he may have had on his person there is little doubt, from the fact that the pockets of his clothes were turned inside out and ripped open. Near the body were found letters addressed to ---- Sheppard, which leads to the belief that this was the murdered man's name. The body appeared to have been from ten to twelve days dead, and decomposition had set in and rendered it a sickening object. The neighbors buried the body close to where it was found. No clue to the perpetrators of the deed has been discovered.

Shepperd, Alfred
Alfred Shepperd - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 21, 1878 - A Pueblo Man Frozen To Death - The Mr. Alfred Shepperd who was frozen to death on Indian Creek in the storm a few days ago, formerly lived in South Pueblo where he was highly respected. He is or was the owner of a good deal of real estate on that side of the river. Mr. H. N. Banks is his agent here and Mr. J. R. Foster, the keeper of the toll gate at Barnum, near where the body was found, has sent a letter to Mr. Banks giving a circumstantial account of the manner of his death and the finding of the body, which he has buried in snow to await the disposition of his friends. The deceased was an Englishman and was well connected. He has a sister in Paris, to whom Mr. Banks has telegraphed for instructions.

Sherbondy, Joyce
Joyce Sherbondy - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1961 - Joyce Sherbondy, La Veta. Mother of Richard K. Sherbondy, daughter of Maude Coleman, both of La Veta. Private services will be at Boies Memorial Chapel at 10 a.m., Monday. Interment La Veta Cemetery.

Sheridan, Marty
Marty Sheridan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1986 - Marty Sheridan of 1003 Constitution, Aug. 25, 1986. Husband of Doreen Sheridan and father of David (Cathy) Sheridan, Portland, Ore.; and Tim (Karen) Sheridan, Woodland Park, Colo. Survived also by four grandchildren and his sister, Phyllis Grimes, Colorado Springs. A veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WWII, Mr. Sheridan was a member of Christ the King Parish, Alamosa Elks Lodge No. 1297, and the Alamosa VFW Post. He was a former city councilman in Alamosa and was a past member of the Alamosa Planning Commission. He was an avid bowler and served as secretary—treasurer of the Alamosa Bowling Association, as well as being active in the Colorado State Bowling Association. He was employed in the account service department of Public Service Company of Colorado in the Alamosa office. He retired in 1984, after 33 years of service. Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan had resided in Pueblo the past two years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorials may be made in Mr. Sheridan's name to Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home office. They will receive friends in the parish hall following the Mass.

Sheridan, Patrick J.
Father Patrick J. Sheridan – Alamosa Journal – May 1, 1884 – Father Patrick J. Sheridan, a prominent Catholic clergyman, died at the Sisters' hospital, Pueblo, on the 23rd.

Sherman, Eleanor
Eleanor Sherman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1998 - Eleanor Sherman, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at the age of 88. She was born Dec. 12, 1909, in Highland Falls, N.Y., to Nellie Lester Pritchard and John W. Pritchard. Her older brother was Earl Pritchard. Eleanor was reared in Pueblo, where she met and married Charles H. (Bub) Sherman, accompanying him wherever work or military service took them, recording it all in her Gypsy Travels." She had many interests including art, writing, history and books. San Antonio became home in 1947 where she was an art instructor and Girl Scout leader. Eleanor was preceded in death by husband, SMSgt Charles Sherman- and daughter, Vernice Eileen Sherman. Survivors include daughter, Judith Eleanor Johnson- granddaughters and spouses, Amy and Ed Richardson of Wheeler, Texas, Eleanor Anne and Harry Scott Jr., San Antonio, Texas, Paula and Richard Rowland of Abilene, Texas- eight great-grandchildren- and her dear sister-in-law- and husband, Ethel and John H. Field of Denver. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Sunset Northwest Funeral Chapel with Mr. Vernon Welshans of Northwest Hills Christian Church officiating. Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Pastor E. Castillo of New Peace Fellowship officiating. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home. Arrangements are with Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78238, 210-521-2111.

Sherman, Gladys B.
Gladys B. Sherman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1998 - Gladys B. Sherman passed away Oct. 30, 1998, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Limon.

Sherman, Max
Max Sherman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1987 - Max Sherman died Aug. 17, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by son, John Sherman, of Pueblo.

Sherman, Walter
Walter Sherman - Desert Sun - June 26, 2004 - Palm Springs, CA - Walter Sherman, 75, of Indio died June 23, 2004, in Palm Springs of cancer. He was born March 15, 1929, to Serring John Sherman and Margaret Ritchie Sherman in Trinidad, Colo. He was a contractor and a member of American Legion Post 0739. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by two sons, Joseph E. and Matthew R. Sherman; three sisters, Mary Ann Ahlwardt, Margaret Helms and Caroli Wolfe; a brother, Robert Ritchie; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services will be at a later date at Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, with Palm Springs Mortuary of Cathedral City in charge of arrangements.

Sherman, William H.
William H. Sherman- Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2004 - William H. Sherman. Age 62. Survived by wife Sandra of Avondale, Colo. Memorial Service in Karval, Colo. on November 16 at 2 p.m. in the Community Building.

Sheron, Emil Joseph
Emil Joseph Sheron - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Emil Joseph Sheron, 65, passed away on March 23, 1986. He is survived by wife, Mildred Sheron of Pueblo West; sons, Emil S. (Linda) Sheron of Broomfield, Larry F. (Cecelia) Sheron and Daniel J. Sheron, both of Pueblo West; daughter, Joanne Williams of Pueblo West; and four grandchildren, Michael and Jeanette Williams, Kristin and Danette Sheron. He also is survived by brother, Joseph (Barbara) Kubik of Darien, Ill.; sister, Jane (Peter) Kondra of Chicago, Ill., Lydia Kubik of Mass City, Mich.; sister-in-law, Zita Tanski of Whiting, Ind.; brother-in-law, Frank (Arlene) Brtko, Oklahoma City, Okla. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Anna Sheron, and brother, Frank Kubik. Mr. Sheron was born on Aug. 2, 1920, in Chicago and moved to Pueblo West five years ago. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II; worked for Amoco Oil for 39 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Pius X Church. Visitation hours from 3 until 5:30 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at St. Pius X, with Father Leonard Racki officiating. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1986, at St. Pius X. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Funeral Home Reception Hall following graveside services.

Sherrett, James
James Sherrett - World Independent – February 5, 1940 - Funeral Held For Mine Victim - Funeral services were held in Erie, Colo., Sunday for James Sherrett, former resident of Walsenburg, who was killed in a rock slide at the Washington mine, where he was employed. Mrs. Mathew Callender of Butte Valley, sister of Mrs. Sherrett, attended the funeral as did Mr. Callender, son Fred, daughter Becky Harrison, son Elmer and also Myrtle Arnold.

Sherrill, Grover Augustus
Grover Augustus Sherrill – Hugo Range Ledger – December 24, 1921 – Died at Pueblo – A message was received here Wednesday noon by Mrs. S. M. Crosby and her sister, Mrs. W. A. Hawthorn, announcing the death of their brother, Grover A. Sherrill, who was taken to the State Asylum from Hugo last August. The body will be shipped to Hugo, and the funeral will be held Sunday (tomorrow) afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, from the M. C. Jones undertaking parlor in Hugo. Grover A. Sherrill was born at Fallstown, Texas, Nov. 23, 1887, where he grew to manhood. At Dallas, Texas, Sept. 5, 1912, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years with a good record, being discharged Sept. 16, 1916, classed as a “fireman of the first class.” In July, 1917, he re-enlisted in the navy and served only a little over a year when he was discharged for physical disability. From that time, he has steadily failed in health, both in mind and body, and the end came not unexpectedly. He leaves a brother and two sisters, all residing northwest of Hugo, to mourn his death. To them we extend our sincere sympathy in their bereavement. Hugo Range Ledger – January 14, 1922 – Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere thanks to the citizens of Hugo and the ex-service young men who so kindly assisted us at the funeral of our beloved brother, Grover A. Sherrill. Mrs. S. M. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hawthorn, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sherill. Hugo Range Ledger – May 20, 1922 – Will Receive a Goodly Sum – Thru the Efforts of Congressman Timberlake, the Service Record of Grover A. Sherill, Deceased, Is Corrected – The editor of the Ledger received a letter from Hon. Chas. B. Timberlake, our good representative in Congress, last Friday morning which brought cheer and everlasting gratitude into the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hawthorne, foster parents of Grover A. Sherrill, also known as Homer L. Gunn, who passed away at the State Insane asylum at Pueblo, last December and was buried in Evergreen cemetery, near Hugo, on Christmas day. The letter briefly stated that a sum amounting to about $3400, had been allowed by the Veteran's Bureau to the estate of the young man, and would be paid to the administrator of his estate. This means that the blight on the record of the young man while a member of the U. S. Navy has been removed, and his name restored to good standing. Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne had come into Hugo last Friday morning, expecting to leave for Houston, Texas, where they expect to reside, when they received the news from Washington and as it was necessary to take out administration papers on Grover's estate they delayed their departure until Saturday morning. In this connection, a short history of the case will prove interesting to our readers. Grover A. Sherrill was born at Fallstown, Texas, Nov. 23, 1887, where he grew to manhood. When fourteen months of age, his mother died and his oldest sister, Mrs. W. A. Hawthorne, took him in charge, caring for him as though her own child. On Sept. 5th, 1912, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, advancing to a first-class fireman, being honorably discharged with an excellent record, after four years service, in September, 1916. He came home to visit his foster parents and other relatives in Texas. In July, 1917, shortly after the United States became involved in the World's war, he re-enlisted in the Navy, but served only a short time, when he was placed in a naval hospital in England, afflicted with a private disease; later, he was brought to an Army hospital in New York City, where he received his discharge from the Navy, on October 11, 1918, his discharge paper stating the cause as “his own misconduct.” He came home to his foster parents in Texas, and to them claimed that his condition was due more to the ill-treatment received in the English hospital, than it was to the disease. Later he came with Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne to their new home in Colorado, where they located on a farm a few miles northwest of Hugo. His condition grew worse slowly until he became helplessly bedfast over a year ago, unable in mind to know even those near and dear to him. Last summer, thru the kindness of Mrs. S. M. Crosby, sister of Mrs. Hawthorne, the aid of the editor was called into the case. Mr. Miles, the editor of the Ledger, immediately communicated with Mr. Timberlake at Washington, who asked for a full detailed statement of the case with affidavits, etc., at the same time, expressing grave doubt as to success in getting the claim allowed, under the circumstances of the last discharge paper. However, Mr. Timberlake as usual gave the matter active attention, going personally to the Veterans' Bureau and urging careful consideration of the case, his efforts finally proving successful. In the meantime, the young man was adjudged insane before County Judge Hedlund and the lunacy commission in the county court last August, and taken to the state asylum at Pueblo where he passed away on December 21, 1921. As a result of Mr. Timberlake's invaluable services in this case, assisted by the editor, Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne will now receive the compensation due the young man from the government during his life time, for their faithful care of him during his over two years of helplessness, and all claims will be paid by the Veterans' Bureau. The editor of the Ledger feels justly proud of the part he had in the case, for against great odds, we have been able to assist in righting what we believed to be a wrong, and at the same time gave our services gratuitously and willingly helped Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne, whom we believed worthy of every effort we might put forth in their behalf, for if the young man had committed offense, he himself paid the penalty with his life. Our County Judge, Hon. P. O. Hedlund has also did his part in aiding Mr. and Mrs. Hawthorne, and is entitled to full credit for his part in the case. However, without Mr. Timberlake's aid, we feel that our local efforts would have resulted only in failure, so to him we extend our sincere thanks for his noble efforts in this very worthy cause.

Sherwood, Devon Mitchell
Devon Mitchell Sherwood - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1997 - Devon Mitchell Sherwood arrived into this life on Thursday, May 1, 1997, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at home after a brief illness. He was affectionately known as "Handsome Boy" and "Sweets" by his loving parents and family. Survived by parents, Eric and Krysta Sherwood- grandparents, Linda Serracino, Ed and Carol Serracino and Allan and Erna Sherwood- great-grandparents, Richard and Stella Serracino, Jennie Vitullo and Lucy Stacy- uncles and aunts, Regi (Jack) Drury, Edie (Chris) Patti, Andrea (Manuel) Cornejo, Dana Serracino, Brett Sherwood and Dale Galich- cousins, Dillon Drury, Lauren and Vince Patti and "uncle" Jerrod Lacey- and numerous great uncles and aunts. In his short life, he went "golfing" with his dad, went to the park, attended a special convention in Denver and took long morning showers with daddy. He brought so much joy to all who knew him. He will be truly missed. Cremation. Private services.

Sherwood, Tammy Lin
Tammy Lin Sherwood - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2004 - Tammy Lin Sherwood, born Mar. 22, 1965 passed away Sept. 2, 2004. Daughter of John Sherwood and Linda Warfle, sister of Tracey Neigh and life companion of Geoffrey Mohr. Memorial services will be held at 11am, Sept. 16, 2004 at the Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO.

Shew, Catherine Lou
Catherine Lou Montera Shew - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Catherine Lou Montera Shew, 89, passed away Jan. 5, 2006. She lived in Pueblo all of her life. Born Nov. 9, 1916, to Philip and Josephine Montera. She married Robert Shew on Feb. 8, 1945. Her beloved Robert preceded her in death in 1969. She is survived by daughters, Marilyn (Doug) Irish of Colorado Springs, and Phyllis Ginardi of Illinois; grandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Manweiler, Pueblo West; Robert Irish, Fort Collins; Brad Irish, Monahan, Texas; Craig Ginardi, Illinois; great-grandsons, Joshua and Brenton Manweiler; brothers, Ralph, Pete (Rose) Montera, both of Pueblo; Carlo Montera of Colorado Springs; aunts, Jennie Lercera, Roe Pisciotta, both of Pueblo; and longtime friend, Irene Croshal. Catherine retired from the Pueblo County Assessors office. She loved her family and enjoyed being with people. She was a longtime member and volunteer for SRDA, COPE, Daughters of Isabella and the Elks and Eagles auxiliaries. She was a tour guide for Cappies Travel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Following the Rosary, family and friends will gather at St. Patrick's Parish Hall. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick's Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family kindly requests the omission of food. Memorial donations in memory of Catherine may be made to the American Diabetes Association.



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