The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Shibata, Walter D.
Walter D. Shibata – Albuquerque Journal - September 13, 2001 - Walter D. Shibata passed away on September 10, 2001 in Albuquerque, NM following a long illness. He was 86. Cremation has taken place. Walter was born on July 8, 1915 to Ushijiro (Roy) and Yei Shibata. He attended schools in Gallup, NM and Walsenburg, CO. Prior to World War II, he worked as a mechanic for Navajo Chevrolet. During the War, he served as a Corporal in the United States Army with the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was captured by enemy forces and taken prisoner of war on June 26, 1944 near Suvereto, Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After the War, Walter was employed as a mechanic for Central Motor Company, which later became Gurley Motors, until his retirement in 1979. Following his retirement, he enjoyed fishing with his friends and gardening with his wife. He is survived by Anne, his wife of 54 years; his sons, Ronald and Randolph; Ron's wife Lisa, and grandchildren, Lara and Jason; his brother, Tom, all of Albuquerque, NM and sister, Mary Shigenaka of Lake Forest, IL. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 415 East Green Ave. in Gallup, New Mexico at 10:00 a.m., September 15, 2001, with Father Jim Walker, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2001. Mass to be celebrated by Father Richard Olona and Father Douglas Mitchell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Gallup Catholic Schools, 405 Park Ave, Gallup, NM 87301 or the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 1330 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.

Shidler, A. W.
A. W. Shidler - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 4, 1921 - A. W. Shidler, father of Mrs. Otto Benning of this place, died at the state hospital in Pueblo Tuesday morning. The aged man was taken from here a short time ago and placed in the asylum. Mr. Shidler was a contractor and lived for many years in Farmington. He worked in Ignacio during the time the town was in the building and helped construct many of the buildings here. The funeral was held in Durango.

Shields, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Shields - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2001 - Elsie M. Shields of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 12, 2001. She was born in Montgomery, W.Va., on Aug. 29, 1926, to the union of John Sullivan Watkins and Gladys Elizabeth Holmes. Mrs. Shields was known and loved in her community by everyone whose lives she touched. She was very hospitable and a hard worker. She never hesitated to sacrifice her own comfort for others. Elsie was a very patient and understanding person. She particularly loved children, and had her own certified Day Care center up until the time of her death. Preceded in death by one son, Jerry Shields; and brother, John Watkins. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by her loving family including children, Donna (Lewis) Ray, Barbara (James) Muse, Carolyn Jones, Rodney (Marlene) Shields; grandchildren, Olowan Curry and Abraham Curry III., Latosha and Azuree Ray, Kimberly Jackson, Anthony and Dominique Jones, Jeremiah and Sabrina Shields, nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Viewing at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, from 1 until 7 p.m. Funeral service at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, with Elder Lance Bartels officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 506 Cherry Lane. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Elsie's name.

Shields, Ira Earl
Ira Earl Shields - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1947 - Ira Earl Shields at Waynesfield, Ohio. Wednesday Sept. 25, 1946. Husband of Mrs. Elenora Shields of 726 Palmer Ave. Burial at the family lot at Mountain View cemetery, Saturday, following the removal from temporary entombment at Waynesfield, Ohio. Mr. Shields was a veteran of World War II.

Shields, Jennie Anna
Jennie Anna Shields - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Jennie Anna Shields, age 78, passed away Aug. 18, 1997. Survived by her sisters, Mary Widmar, Rose Parr, Sophie Vick, Christina Ahlin and Francis DeJoy, all of Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Shields, and brother and sisters, Tony Kochevar, Anna Vedetich and Catherine Kochevar. Also survived by sister-in-law, Mary Shields, Clarksburg, W.Va.- numerous nieces and nephews, including favorite niece, Shirley Parr and nephew, Robert (Angela) Parr- and special friend, Ann Skender, all of Pueblo. Mrs. Shields was a member of St. Mary Parish, Pueblo Aerie 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), Ladies Fidelity Lodge, St. Therese Lodge and KSKJ Lodge, Western Slovanic. Funeral service, Thursday, 9 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Animal Shelter Welfare and Protection Society in care of the funeral home office.

Shields, Lloyd L.
Lloyd L. Shields - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Lloyd L. Shields. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wilson Almont Funeral Home in Canon City. Burial, Lakeside Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to Fowler Health Care Center.

Shifflet, Jack Quentin
Jack Quentin Shifflet - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 9, 2000 - Mr. Jack Quentin Shifflet, 76, died Jan. 5, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was retired. He served in the Army Air Corps for two years. Mr. Shifflet was born May 9, 1923, in Cañon City. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Smith. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, with services at 1 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Beulah Ave., Pueblo. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

Shifflet, Karen Jean
Karen Jean Shifflet - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Karen Jean Shifflet, 55, went to be with her heavenly father on July 9, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Sept. 3, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., to Robert and Darlene Shifflet who survive her; along with her daughters, Michele Dagnillo and Dawn Berry; siblings, Kent (Delaine) Shifflet, Debbie (Bill) Mead, Luanne (Aaron) Hepworth; special friends, Todd Myzia, Shari, Kate Ingo, Skip Kendall; numerous nieces and nephews; and special pet cats, Vito, Kitty, Patches, Nancy and Bubba. Preceded in death by a son, Douglas Eugene Beltz. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Rendler and staff. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo. Contributions may be made to the Pueblo Animal League through the funeral home office in her memory.

Shifflett, Robert
Robert Shifflett - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 18, 2007 - Mr. Robert Shifflett, age 78, a Colorado Springs resident since 1970, passed away at Memorial Hospital on January 12, 2007. Robert was born on June 18, 1928 in Sweetwater, Texas. He joined the Army in 1945. He proudly served his country for 25 years, retiring in 1970 as a Command Sergeant Major. He married Betty Schildmeyer on February 29, 1952 in Nurnberg, Germany, and together they shared 52 years of marriage. A loving husband, supportive father, and compassionate brother, he enjoyed each day of his life dedicating his himself to his family. He will be deeply missed by friends and family. Mr. Shifflett is survived by his son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Crickett, and grandson and granddaughter, Ken and Tiffany, of Newport News, Virginia. He also leaves four brothers, Floyd, Dan, Bill, and Benny; and two sisters, Ethelene and Peggy, all residing in Texas. Robert was preceded in death by his wife Betty, three years ago, and his parents. Private interment will be at the Imperial Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado on January, 22nd with memorial services conducted in Sweetwater, Texas at 2 pm on February, 3, 2007. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, where great care and compassion had been provided to his loving wife, Betty, in 2004.

Shiflett, Edith
Edith Velma Shiflett - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2002 - Edith Velma Shiflett, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002. Edith was born on April 2, 1915, in Waldo, Kan., to William and Laura E. Herring. She married H. Lee Shiflett on Aug. 27, 1938, who preceded her in death in 1974. Edith outlived all of her siblings. She was mother to Janice (Randy) Eubanks, Thomas (Tina) Shiflett and Timothy (Beth) Shiflett. She had 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shiflett's early education was at Devine Elementary School and Vineland High School. She worked at the CF&I, and had worked at local and state civil service positions, the last with the Driver's License Section at the Tax Office. Edith is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. For further information, please see www.mem.com.

Shiflett, Jim D.
Jim D. Shiflett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1986 - Jim D. Shiflett, April 30, 1986. Husband of Linda Shiflett. Also survived by former wife, Carol Shiflett; children, James Dale (Nora) Shiflett Jr. and Shawn Wayne Shiflett; granddaughter, Barbara Annette Shiflett; mother, Gladys Shiflett; sisters, Joan (Bob) Johnson and Sharon (Marty) Bastion; brothers, Charles Dean (Marge) Shiflett, Kenneth E. (Rexene) Shiflett and Gary L. (Shirley) Shiflett. Preceded in death by his father, John Shiflett, and a sister, Dorothy Hanson. He retired as a foreman at the CF&I 40-inch mill and was co-owner of TJ's Bar and Grill. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1958. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Leaon Griswold. The family will receive friends at the chapel after the service. Cremation, Almont Crematory. The family may be contacted at 619 Henry. Please omit food.

Shiflett, Margaret
Margaret Shiflett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - Margaret Shiflett, age 68, beloved wife and mother, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Mrs. Shiflett is survived by her father, James Runco; her husband of 47 years, Charles D. Shiflett; and her children, John (Sandy) Shiflett, Steve (Diane) Shiflett, Vincent (Karen) Shiflett, Kirk (Laura) Shiflett and Annie Shiflett (Rick). She is also survived by her sisters, Patricia (Vernon) Bartmess and Mary Olson; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law and cousins. Preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Runco; mother and father-in-law, Gladys and John M. Shiflett and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Shigin, Vasily V.
Vasily V. Shigin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1986 - Vasily V. Shigin, Pueblo resident for seven years, passed away Oct. 19, 1986. Mr. Shigin was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Mr. Shigin served in Amur River Cossacks, was born in Blagoveschensk, Russia, in 1901. Mr. Shigin is survived by a sister-in-law, Angelina Kuimoff; a niece, Rita (Victor) Moss and children, all of Pueblo. The Parastas was held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel and the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church with Father Joseph Gillis officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Shiner, Helen
Helen Shiner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2004 - Helen Shiner, 74, a homemaker and longtime Pueblo resident, passed away on Jan. 19, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born to the union of Florio and Elena (Lopez) Vigil on June 2, 1929, in Colmer, N.M. Helen enjoyed many pastimes which included listening to music, playing musical instruments, penny poker and spending time with family and friends. She was a parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church and a former member of the Mariachi de Pueblo, playing the guitar for them for a number of years. Helen is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lawrence Chadwick; son, Ron Chadwick; infant sons, David and Terry Chadwick; brothers, Florio, Ben, Gilbert and Emelio Vigil; sister, Margaret Guana. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving husband, Johnnie Shiner; children, Gary (Lila) Chadwick of Berthoud, Colo., Betty (Al) Montoya of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Linda (Lee) Montoya of Pueblo, Colo.; stepchildren, Richard (Belinda) Shiner and Pat Shiner, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; siblings, Martha Tarufelli of Rock Springs, Wyo., Melior Vigil of Sedgwick, Colo., Lew (Mary) Vigil of Colorado Springs, Colo., Prudie Medina, Elisio (Lucy) Vigil and Amy (Manuel) Lucero, all of Pueblo, Colo.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Helen's children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all very special to her and she loved the time spent at gatherings with family and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Angelus Funeral Home, 1102 E. Evans Ave., funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Thursday, and rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at Christ the King Catholic Church. The Rev. Tom Adrains, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Shiner, John
John Shiner - Bayfield Blade - October 11, 1912 - Driving an automobile for the first time since he killed Edward Mellie, a Limon farmer, two years ago, George W. Roe of Pueblo ran down and killed John Shiner, aged sixty-five.

Shiner, Margaret Ellen
Margaret Ellen Shiner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1920 - The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Ellen Shiner will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home, 1102 Mesa Avenue, and at 2:30 o'clock at the Northern Avenue Methodist Church. Rev. J. H. Ketchum will conduct the services. The burial will be at Mountain View in charge of McMinn.

Shiner, Mary H.
Mary H. Shiner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Mary H. Shiner, 93, born Sept. 28, 1910, passed away Jan. 2, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Dolan; sister, Catherine Dolan; brother, John Dolan; sisters-in-law, Elsie Dolan and Ann L. Shiner; infant daughter, Theresa Shiner; son, Frank Shiner; sons-in-law, John Paul Butkovich and Fred Ursick Jr.; grandson, Gary Ursick; and husband, John H. Shiner. Survived by her children, John C. Shiner, Mary A. Ursick, Catherine Butkovich, Robert (Anita) Shiner and Paul (Magdalen) Shiner. Also survived by nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; special friends, Margaret and Jess Soto. Mary was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the building fund at St. Francis Xavier Church in her memory.

Shinn, E. Lee
E. Lee Shinn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1999 - E. Lee Shinn, 84, passed away Sept. 10, 1999. Mr. Shinn is survived by his wife, Mary M.; and daughter, Jacque (Art) Davis of Las Animas. He is also survived by his three grandsons, Ryan, Kyle, and Ross Davis. Additionally he is survived by his brother, Carl (Mary Jane) Shinn of Lamar; plus other relatives and friends. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Peacock Funeral Home, Lamar Elks Lodge No. 1319. Interment service, Fairmount Cemetery. Closed casket visitation from 1-5 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Shinn, Thomas L.
Thomas L. Shinn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1999 - Thomas L. Shinn, age 51, prominent Lamar attorney, departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Burial with graveside Masonic ritual by Lamar Lodge No. 90, AF&AM, at the Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colo. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Tom Shinn Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. The casket will not be opened at the church on Saturday.

Shinovich, Bertha
Bertha Shinovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - Bertha Shinovich, beloved mother, born Feb. 19, 1918, passed away Sept. 14, 2005. Survived by her sons, Daniel (Madeline) Shinovich and Michael Shinovich; dear family friend, Judy Morley, "her girl". Also survived by brother, Michael (Nancy) Kosanovich; sisters, Dorothy (Phillip) DeHaven, Virginia Mutz and Josephine Rupar. Also survived by a niece and several nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shinovich; son, Joseph L. Shinovich; parents, Joseph and Jennie Kosanovich; sister, Betty Perko and nephew, Dale Rupar. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Parastas 7 p.m. Monday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Michael's Orthodox Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family respectively requests the omission of food. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following interment ceremonies.

Shinpock, Julia
Julia Zohar Shinpock - Huerfano World - November 12, 1998 - Julia Zohar Shinpock, 85, of Doyline, LA, died October 23, 1998. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, two grandchildren and a brother, Leslie Zohar, Colorado City. Formerly of Walsenburg, Mrs. Shinpock attended St. Mary and Huerfano County High Schools. Cremation. Ashes in Louisiana.

Shiplet, Micheal P.
Micheal P. Shiplet - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2004 - Micheal P. Shiplet passed away Sept. 19, 2004. Micheal was born May 26, 1955, in Pueblo, and had been a lifetime resident. He was employed as a traffic control supervisor, and enjoyed the outdoors and nearly every sport. His survivors include his mother, Shirley (Ed) White; father, Philip (Judy) Shiplet; his longtime companion, Patricia McDonnell; sisters, Kim, Tracy (Jim), Dee Dee, Lara, Marla; and his brother, David; his daughter, Deanna (Lance) Guariente; as well as two grandchildren, one niece and three nephews. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave.

Shipley, Charles B.
Charles B. Shipley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1998 - Charles B. Shipley, 86, passed away July 22, 1998, at the Life Care Center, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Charles was born in Garden Plains, Kan., Sept. 22, 1911, to Elizabeth A. Yarberry and Cadwallader Shipley. He graduated from junior college in Pueblo, where he worked as an electrician for 46 years. He was a member of Electrical Local Union No. 12 and the Silver State Masons Lodge No. 95. He is survived by his wife, Alice A. (Adams) Shipley of 64 years- two sons, Charles A. (Violet) Shipley of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Robert E. Shipley of Anchorage, Alaska- and five grandchildren. A is to be held in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Contributions can be made to the Senior Nutrition Center, Attn: John Kulkens, 3020 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, Ariz. 85635. Cards may be mailed to Alice Shipley, 409 S. Lenzner, No. 10107, Sierra Vista, Ariz. 85635.

Shipley, James
James "Rocky" Shipley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2002 James "Rocky" Shipley, 42, departed this life Aug. 10, 2002. Survived by sons, Christopher, Nathan, Derick and Danny Shipley; grandson, Cyrus Shipley; mother, Mary Shipley; sister, Dawn Whitus; special friends, James Norman, Leroy Trujillo, Cindy Urban; other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale.

Shipley, James F.
James F. Shipley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1987 - James F. Shipley, late of Avondale, passed away Nov. 17, 1987, at a local hospital. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Shipley, Peter
Peter Shipley - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 26, 1916 - Two Men Killed in Runaway - Trinidad - Two are dead as the result of a runaway of a team of horses attached to a heavy moving equipment wagon the Hoehne road, four miles east of this city. Peter Shipley, 79, a contractor, for thirty-five years a resident of this city, was instantly killed when the wagon loaded with dirt and timber rolled down a six-foot embankment upon him. John Moran, 31, the driver, died at the hospital here. Moran suffered a fracture of the spine and internal injuries.

Shipp, Katherine
Katherine Shipp - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1998 - Katherine Shipp, passed away Jan. 20, 1998 . Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1998 , at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Full notice in Saturday's paper.(A full notice did not run in Saturday's obituaries.)

Shirashi, N.
N. Shirashi – Yuma Pioneer – January 24, 1908 – N. Shirashi, a Japanese, was found at Pueblo on the morning of the 19th inst. with his head severed from his body. A bullet hole was also found in his breast and the scene showed evidence of a desperate struggle. The crime had been committed but a few hours before the body was found as large pools of fresh blood covered the floor.

Shirley, Areloene R.
Areloene R. Shirley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 1986 - Areloene R. Shirley, a resident of Boulder and former longtime resident of Pueblo, died March 31, 1986. She was 56 years of age and worked as an orthopedic technician for 17 years at Boulder Community Hospital. She attended Monte Vista High School in Monte Vista, Colo., and Parks Business College in Pueblo. She married George Shirley on Dec. 23, 1947, in Pueblo. Memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Crist Mortuary Chapel in Boulder. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society direct or in care of Adrian Comer Funeral Home office.

Shirley, Marguerite
Marguerite (Koerner) Shirley - The La Veta Signature - October 30, 2008 - Marguerite (Koerner) Shirley was born February 18, 1915 in Oklahoma City, OK to Robert G. and Edna Caroline (Moeller) Koerner. She passed away Monday, September 1, 2008 at the Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher, OK at the age of 93. Marguerite graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City, and attended Christian College in Columbia, MO; she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Education where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Marguerite was united in marriage to Fred V. Shirley June 1, 1939 in Oklahoma City, OK and he preceded her in death April 4, 1990 in Watonga, OK Marguerite loved the Colorado Mountains. She spent many happy summer months in Cuchara and particularly enjoyed watching the July Fourth parade every summer. She was a member of the Watonga P.E.O. chapter, past president of the Watonga American Legion Auxiliary, an educator, an avid bridge player, and a homemaker. Marguerite was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Watonga, where she taught Sunday school for twenty-one years. Mrs. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Robert G. and Edna C. Koerner, husband, Fred V. Shirley, one grandson, Jonathan Stockton, and one brother, Eldon R. Koerner. She is survived by two children, Sharon Ann Stockton and her husband Jack of Oklahoma City, OK, and Doug Shirley and his wife Stacy of Watonga, OK; five grandchildren, Doug Stockton and wife Jenny of Pueblo, CO, Ann Chapman and husband William of Coyle, OK, Stephanie Heefner and husband Tim of Norman, OK, Dr. Mark Shirley and wife Jami of Oklahoma City, OK, and Nicole Mills and husband Larry of Allen, TX and eleven great-grandchildren. Services were held in Watonga, OK on Sept. 5, 2008 under the direction of the Turner Funeral Home, Geary, OK.

Shisler, Clarence S.
Clarence S. Shisler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1979 - Clarence S. Shisler of Denver passed away unexpectedly, March 11, 1979, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver. Husband of Filomena Shisler; father of Sharleen D. McDonald of Aurora, Colo., and Jean Y. Snook of St. Louis, Mo.; brother of E. W. Shisler of Pueblo; grandfather of Jeffrey J. Snook, Jamie L. Snook and Rhonda L. McDonald. Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the Olinger Chapel, 29th and Wadsworth. Interment, Crown Hill Cemetery. He was born Nov. 30, 1908, in Pueblo where he was reared and educated. He married Filomena Dell, Jan. 12, 1935, in Denver. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. Retired in May 1971, after 37 years with the Denver office of the Bureau of Reclamation. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 178 of Lakewood and Denver Reclamation Employees Association.

Shisler, Josephine N.
Josephine N. Shisler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2006 - Josephine N. Shisler of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 26, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund (Bill) Shisler; and brother, Joe Circo. She is survived by her children, Bill (Carol) Shisler, Lou (Kathy) Shisler, Fred (Michelle) Shisler, Debbie (Chip) DeLuca; sister, Joan Occhiato, all of Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Jean Circo of California; grandchildren, Louis (Pauline) Shisler, Gerry (Kim) Shisler, Kenny (Julie) Shisler, Cyndra Shisler, Becky Shisler, Gary Shisler, Jessica Shisler, Erik Shisler, Austin Shisler, Christopher and Michael DeLuca. Josephine has 14 great-grandchildren and is survived by several nieces and nephews. Josephine was born on Oct. 31, 1921, to Louie and Josephine Circo. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Blende. The family will receive friends during the viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment.

Shisler, Velma
Velma Shisler - Huerfano World - June 19, 2003 – Fatal Accident – Colorado State Patrol investigated a fatal crash June 12 on Highway 69, near milepost 12. The vehicle, a 1997 Volkswagen Eurovan, was traveling northbound when the driver, Velma Shisler, 45, of Gardner, failed to negotiate a left-hand turn. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road, then began to rotate counter-clockwise and the front of the vehicle struck a delineator post. The vehicle continued to rotate and began rolling. After rolling 1½ times, the vehicle came to rest on its right side. Shisler, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:10 p.m. by Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran, was still restrained by her seatbelt. The accident occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m. There were no passengers in the vehicle and Shisler was estimated to be driving 65 miles per hours in a 65-zone.

Shive, E. Annabelle
E. Annabelle (McFate) Shive - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 22, 2009 - Annabelle Shive, retired teacher's assistant from Widefield School District #3 for 20 years, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2009, peacefully with all of her children at her side. She was born September 17, 1927 in Pueblo, CO to George Walter, Sr. and Hilda (Huber) McFate who are deceased. She was married on May 30, 1956 in Pueblo, CO to Edward Shive, who she loved very much. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her brother John McFate, and brother-in-law, Wilber Parker. Survived by three sons, Patrick of Scottsdale, AZ, Michael (Shelby) and Joseph of Colorado Springs, four daughters, Ellen (Dewayne) Mayo, Marlene (Mark) Kaup, Theresa (Tom) Kendall, and Colleen (Steve) Norfolk of Colorado Springs, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Walter McFate, sister, Birdie Lou Parker of Pueblo, CO; and sister-in-law, Marge McFate of Phoenix, AZ. A rosary will be held on Monday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church (formerly Holy Family Catholic Church) in Security, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Dominic Funeral Fund, Security Fire Department or Pikes Peak Hospice.

Shoaf, Ellis L.
Ellis L. "Lucky" Shoaf - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1998 - Ellis L. "Lucky" Shoaf, 77, of Fowler, died Jan. 3, 1998. At his request, cremation, no services are planned.

Shoaf, James W.
James W. "Bill" Shoaf - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - James W. "Bill" Shoaf of Pueblo passed away Aug. 3, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1928, south of Lamar. He was a decorated Navy veteran and a well-known superintendent for many schools in Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Edna M. Roberts Shoaf, of the home; three sons Willis (Connie) Shoaf of Arnett, Okla., Andy (Darlene) Shoaf of Yukon, Okla., Monte (Merry) Shoaf of Pueblo; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Robert "Ernie" (Beverly) Shoaf of Albuquerque, N.M.; and sister, Ada (Vern) Hudgins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, 401 Raton Ave, La Junta. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

Shoblo, Augustina
Augustina Shoblo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1999 - Augustina Shoblo, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with her Lord, Nov. 26, 1999. Born April 8, 1917, in Tercio, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Shoblo. Also her parents, Jose Amadore and Clorinda Vigil. Survived by her children, Mary A. Arellano, Pueblo, Leroy (Jackie) Shoblo, Pueblo, Joyce Garduno, Colorado Springs, Colo., James (Betty) Shoblo, Colorado Springs, Colo., Susie Whittaker, Denver, Naomi (Fred) Johnston, Anchorage, Alaska, and Sharon (John) Putnam, Littleton, Colo.; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Ethel) Vigil, Pueblo, Paul (Lupe) Vigil, Pueblo and Rev. Alfonso (Virginia) Vigil, Denver; sister, Christella (Joe) Castillo, Trinidad. Augustina enjoyed quilting, making crafts and loved being a foster grandparent at Beulah Heights School. She loved traveling and the time she spent with her family. Viewing, today and Monday, 1-6 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home. Prayer Service, Monday, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God. Officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Shockley, Helen E.
Helen E. Shockley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2003 - Helen E. Shockley passed away Feb. 12, 2003, in Pueblo. Helen was born June 21, 1931, in Salem, Mo., to Cage L. Malone and Clara A. Ellis Malone and had lived in Pueblo since 1957. She was a former member of the Pueblo Chorale and enjoyed singing and reading. Helen is survived by her children, Michael (Joan) Shockley of Nigeria, Stephen (Lisa) Shockley of Florida, Donna (Frank) Pinson and Sarah Golob, both of Pueblo, Lynn Logan of Texas; a sister, Sharon (Bill) Vance of Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson.

Shoemaker, Floye
Floye Shoemaker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1997 - Floye Shoemaker, age 90, passed away Dec. 15, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Mart Shoemaker, in January 1987, and her daughter, June Robbins, in May 1962. Survived by her children, Eola Reynolds, of Pueblo, and Jay (Pat) Shoemaker of Globe, Ariz.- grandchildren, Jack (Janet) Carter, Pueblo, Dean (Yvonne) Carter of Bellingham, Wash., Jay L. (Alice) Shoemaker and Sherry (Bill) Killmer of Arizona- seven great-grandchildren, Julie (Shawn) Gomez and J.D. (Gina) Carter, both of Pueblo Tony (Sabrina) Carter and Kristi Carter, both of Washington state, Cain Pena and Jay J. Shoemaker, both of Arizona, and Sandy Shoemaker of Arkansas- and six great-great-grandchildren, Brad, Jaclyn, Corey, Briana, Scotty, all of Pueblo, and Alyx of Washington state. Also survived by two sisters in Oklahoma, several nieces and nephews and numerous other loved ones. She was a member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Comer Garden Chapel. The casket will only be opened at the end of the service. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Shoemaker, Grace B.
Grace B. Shoemaker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2001 - Age 98, of Pueblo, formerly of La Junta, went to be with her husband on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Sidney L. Shoemaker; and two grandchildren, Melissa and Michelle Seifried. Survived by children, Shirley Light of Rio Rancho, N.M., Mary Ellen (Irvin) Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., Elva Corinne (Richard) Kollodge, Grizzley Flats, Calif., Gretchen (Ray) Seifried and Sidney O. (Martha) Shoemaker, all of Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; also numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at the First Southern Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Savage. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, Colo.

Shoffner, Charles Clyde
Charles Clyde Shoffner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 1999 - Charles Clyde Shoffner, 74, Pueblo, passed away May 28, 1999. "Chuck" was born on July 27, 1924, in Eureka, Kan., to Gladys Swartz and Charles Virgil Shoffner. Chuck retired from CF&I in 1979 as a crane operator. He was preceded in death by loving wife, Ruth (12-13-97) and special friend, "Ginger". He leaves behind children, Phyllis (Jim) Timme, Fort Collins, Sammie Molloy, Colorado Springs, Shawna (Randy) Bachmeier, Mark Shoffner and Teresa (Jim)Graff, all of Pueblo- 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren- brother, Merle (Nancy) Shoffner, Florida- sister, Nila Gerkin, Pueblo- uncles, aunts and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, a family memorial will follow cremation.

Sholes, Orrin Hubbard
Orrin "Dick" Hubbard Sholes - Holyoke Enterprise - August 13, 1942 - County Pioneer is Buried Here - O. H. Sholes Dies at Pueblo; Body Brought Here for Services - Funeral services were held at the Colver Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon for Orrin Hubbard (Dick) Sholes, long time resident of the Holyoke territory, who died Saturday at the state hospital in Pueblo. The services were in charge of B. H. Schrader, pastor of the Church of Christ, and burial was made in the Holyoke cemetery. Mr. Sholes, son of Orrin J. and Sarah Sholes, was born at Prophetstown, Illinois March 9, 1865 and came to Phillips County in his early manhood and had made his home here since that time. For many years he owned a number of fast horses and several seasons he followed the eastern racing circuits with his harness horses. His ranch was located southwest of Holyoke. Surviving are one brother, E. L. Sholes, of Prophetstown; a grandson, Bruce Sholes, Omaha, Nebraska; two granddaughters, Mrs. Verna Logan and Mrs. Martha Row, Des Moines, Iowa.

Shontz, Helen Anna
Helen Anna Shontz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1998 - Helen Anna Shontz, 87, passed away Dec. 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William C. Shontz. Survived by daughters, Suzanne (James W.) Mueller, Omaha, Neb., Sharon (Bob) Elliott, Diamond Springs, Calif.- grandchildren, William Glenn Pickrel, Eldersburg, Md., Bryan Neil Pickrel, Omaha, Neb., David Guth, Denver, Daniel Guth, California- great-grandchildren, Hunter Glenn Pickrel, Logan Neil Pickrel- sisters, Mary E. Hoffmann, Marjorie (Marvin) Porter, Pueblo- brother, Francis M. Hoffman, Pueblo- and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Shontz served as an Army nurse with a rank of 2nd Lieutenant at Fitzsimmons General Hospital from 10-27-42 to 4-26-44. She was a member of St. Pius X Church, Colorado Nurses Association, and the St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary. Cremation. Rosary, Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at 7 p.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. at St. Pius X Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Dr. William C. Shontz Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Shook, Frank
Frank Shook – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 12, 1872 – Died in Pueblo, November 8th, 1872, Frank Shook, aged 19 years.

Shook, Hugh Thomas III
Hugh Thomas (Tom) Shook III - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2004 - Hugh Thomas (Tom) Shook III, was born August 10, 1927 to Hugh T. Shook Jr. and Nettie C. Shook in Gould Okla. Tom's family lived in West Texas and Western Oklahoma during the dust bowl days of the Great Depression. In 1942, the family moved to the East Bay area of Northern California. Tom served in the High School Navel Apprentice Program at Mare Island, Calif. during WWII. Tom was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and learned to fly at Minden, Nevada. In 1945 he entered the U.S. Navy, and was stationed at Colorado College in a Navel Officer Training Program. During the 1960's he was a teacher at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Tom founded PAL General, and was a pioneer in clean room construction. Tom is survived by wife, Shirley of Pueblo, Colo.; son, Mark S. Shook of Falcon, Colo.; daughter, Sherry K. Barrigan of Colorado Springs; sister, Alise Wilkinson of Eureka Springs, Ark.; grandchildren, April Lynn Leitte, Tom R. and Mark A. Shook, Eric, Dana, Bret and Brian Duprey; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler, Megan and Cody Leitte, and Natalia Duprey. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock in Colorado Springs.

Shope, John L.
John L. Shope - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 13, 2001. Survived by daughter, Judith (Bill) Porter; brothers, Carl (Barbara) Shope and Gerald D. Shope; and three nieces. He is preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Arthur J. and Anne Shope. John served during World War II in the Merchant Marines. He retired from the C&W Railroad and was active in golf and bowling and loved to dance and have a good time. He had been an active member of BPOE No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE until his illness. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Thursday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family may be contacted at 44 Portero.

Short, Charles Ray
Charles Ray Short - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2006 - Charles Ray Short, 64, passed away on April 21, 2006, in Gunnison, Colo. He is survived by his daughter, Kimberley; and son-in-law, James Melton. Chuck was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Nov. 9, 1941, and retired from US West. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. At his request, there will be no service. A private family burial will be held.

Short, Chester L.
Chester L. Short - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1987 - Chester L. Short, May 10, 1987. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels of Canon City, 702 Greenwood, Canon City, Colo. 81212.

Short, Lee Bennett
Lee Bennett Short - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2000 - Lee Bennett Short, 94, born Aug. 8, 1905, passed away Feb. 10, 2000, in Pueblo. Survived by his sons, Lewis Short of Lakewood and Lee Bennett Short Jr. of Perry Park, Colo. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Short, the mother of his children, and his second wife, Dorothy Short. Bennett graduated from Central High School, attended Colorado A&M College and the University of Southern California. Bennett was employed by the Southern Colorado Power Company, now known as West Plains Energy. He began his employment in 1928, retiring in 1971, starting as an operator at the old power plant on Victoria Street and retiring as superintendent of the meter and service department. Bennett was a lifelong member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pueblo Engineer Society and Jolly Sams, local chapter of Good Sams. He spent his very active retirement years traveling and fishing in Mexico, Arkansas and his favorite, Hermit Lake, Colo. He was also very active as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharmar Memorial Fund for the benefit of residents in care of the funeral home office.

Short, Muriel V.
Muriel V. Short - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Muriel V. Short, passed away at a local hospital Dec. 26, 1987. Survived by her husband, Elmer E. Short of the family home; children, Kenneth Teater, Pennsylvania, Rodney (Pat) Short, Denver, and Berna (Leonard) Ost of Beulah, N.D.; sisters, Ywneta Clendenning, Pueblo, and Louise Bishop, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Brothers Virgil Bird and Melvin Bird, both of Denver, George Bird, Pueblo, and Hollis Bird of Salina, Kan. Survived also by four grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter, Montie Teater in 1974 and her brother, Harold Bird in 1980. Born July 27, 1 923, in Quinter, Kan. and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, having worked for Fashion Bar and Safeway. Member of the Methodist Church. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Steranka officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who so desire may make memorials to Dreamweavers Inc. direct or through the funeral home office.

Short, William
William Short – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: William Short is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. William Short: American, age 41, single. He was a “trackman” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Shorthill, Mae
Mae Shorthill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1999 - Mae Shorthill, 95, passed away Oct. 8, 1999, in Pueblo. Predeceased by husband, Alan Shorthill on Jan. 9, 1971; parents, Anton and Mary Mehle; sisters, Justine Shoaf, Mary Cash, Heddie Millsap, Doris Stajduhar; and brother, John Mehle. Survived by sisters, Eleanor Gomez, Patricia (Clarence) Biby; and brother, Ernest (Stella) Mehle. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, Monday, noon until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary's Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Shotts, Irene
Irene Shotts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2005 - Irene Shotts, 77, passed away March 15, 2005. Survived by her sister, Marjorie Vaughn; nephews, Frank (Joetta) Vaughn and Arlan Vaughn; nieces, Marlene Miller and Janet (Dick) Stuhr; and special friends, Inez Reivitt and Avant Martin. Irene was born March 23, 1927, to Timothy and Mabel Shotts in La Crosse, Kan. She retired as a telephone operator from AT&T. Member of the Christian Science Church and LIFT of Pueblo. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Showalter, Genevieve Bishop
Genevieve Bishop Showalter - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2005 - Genevieve Bishop Showalter, 86. Born Feb. 3, 1919, in Kim, Colo., passed away Sept. 10, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Showalter; parents, Florence and Noah Bishop; and sister, Mary Lee Bishop. Survived by her brother, Marcus (Millie) Bishop; sister, Wanda Frances Whittemore; and special nieces and nephews, Sharon McGaughey, Kathy (J.R.) Ewing, Carol Edwards, Douglas Bishop, Roger (Dominique) Bishop and Loanne Bishop Hamrin. Also survived by friend, Nancy (Len) Redding; and special friends, Irene and Hazel Rhodes, who visited her very often. A special thank you to Dr. Larry Walls, Dr. Bruce Taylor and the Villa Pavilion staff. Genevieve taught school for 44 years from Happy Hands School in Kansas, to schools in Kim, Springfield and La Junta, and retired from the La Junta School District in 1984. She was instrumental in developing the Casa del Sol Retirement Center in La Junta. Genevieve was a dedicated teacher and knew that she wanted to be a teacher since she was in first grade. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, La Junta. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Casa del Sol Retirement Community in her memory.



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