The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Sibert, Grace
Grace Sibert – Pueblo Indicator – April 10, 1937 – Child Killed Under Truck – Little Grace Sibert, 6-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Sibert of 1000 East Abriendo avenue, was instantly killed when she ran against the side of a truck driven by W.C. Wells last Monday evening. The fatal accident occurred at Abriendo and Summit and was witnessed by several people. A number of children were playing along the street at the time.

Sibley, Russell Arthur
Russell Arthur Sibley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1998 - Russell Arthur Sibley of Pueblo. No service. Cremation at his request.

Sickinger, Esther
Esther Sickinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - Esther Sickinger, 92, of Pueblo passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998. She was a member of Woman's International Bowling Congress at Sunset Bowling with the Senior Fun League for many years. She was a 49-year member of Tabor Lutheran Church and was a quilter with the Rebecca Circle for many years. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Elmer S. Sickinger. She is survived by her son, Stan (Brenda) Sickinger of Colorado Springs- daughter, Sharon Herron Vigil of Pueblo- eight grandchildren- and eight great-grandchildren. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Independent Living Center through the funeral home. Colorado Springs Gazette - December 23, 1998 - Esther Sickinger, 92, died Dec. 21, 1998, in Pueblo. She was a homemaker. She was married to Elmer S. Sickinger, who is deceased. She is survived by a son, Stan; a daughter, Sharon Herron Vigil; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo, 542-5912. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Independent Living Center, in care of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo 81003.

Sicklebower, Allyn W.
Allyn W. Sicklebower - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2000 - Allyn W. Sicklebower, age 86, of Lamar, Colo., (former longtime Hartman, Colo., resident) died May 22, 2000. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2000, at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Burial in the Hartman Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to the Hartman Gym Fund or charity of donor's choice.

Sicklebower, Richard
Richard "Dick" Sicklebower - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 Richard "Dick" Sicklebower, age 66, of Hartman, Colo., died Friday, May 21,1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 1999, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar. Burial in the Hartman Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to service time Monday at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to Granada First Response Fund or Hartman Gym Fund.

Sickler, Paul
Paul Sickler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1999 - Paul Sickler, 83, of Canon City, died May 31 in Canon City. He was born July 18, 1915, in Edmond, Okla. He married Edna B. Eyman on Sept. 11, 1941, in Big Bow, Kan. He was a minister and master carpenter. Member of Pilgrim Holiness Church. Preceded in death by parents, Lee Robert Sickler and Lenora (Truitt) Sickler, and one brother, Paton G. Sickler. Survived by his wife- children, Marvin Sickler of Bartlesville, Okla., Leland Sickler of Canon City and Rita Sickler of Haysville, Kan.- sisters, Elizabeth (Bernard) Webster of Canon City and Isabelle Manbeck of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho- sister-in-law, Lula P. Eyman of Winfield, Kan.- six grandchildren, Aimee and Jarod Sickler of Bartlesville, Okla., Aaron, Joel, Mandy and Maggie Sickler of Marion, Ind.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999, at Lincoln Park Church of the Nazarene, 1430 Fourtner Road, Canon City. Private family interment. Memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Sida, Lester R.
Lester R. Sida - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2000 - Lester R. Sida, born in Gage, Okla., on May 30, 1914, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Helen Sida; five sisters; two brothers; his first wife, Bonnie, and his second wife, Wanda. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Family Worship Center, Church of God for 37 years where he was well loved. He was in CCC, in the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked at the CF&I for 35 years. He volunteered for SRDA Meals on Wheels for 12 years. Viewing, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor David Smith of Family Worship Center officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Sida, Teddy L.
Teddy L. Sida - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2001 - Teddy L. Sida passed away May 17, 2001, in Longmont, Colo. She was born June 10, 1924, in Spavinaw, Okla., to Floyd F. Hall and Cora Mae Studebaker Hall and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She will be greatly missed by her son, Hershel (Cheryl) Babbitt; her daughter, Diana (Tim) Vider; sisters, Jackie (Richard) Gridley, Alene (Lonnie) Smith and Charlene Dillard; her grandchildren, Brenda Fearn, Melody (Jim) Geiger, Hershel (Monica) Babbitt III, Bernadine (Clay) Michael and Shelly (Bill) Skay; as well as 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Sida will be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Sidebottom, C. J.
C. J. "Conard" Sidebottom - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2000 - C. J. "Conard" Sidebottom, born April 26, 1932, in Kinsley, Kan., passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Jessie Sidebottom. Survived by children, David Kirk Sidebottom of Pueblo, Connie Hijar and Carolyn Sidebottom, both of Atlanta; two granddaughters, Carly and Jessica Hijar of Atlanta; sisters and brothers, Faye Reardon of Kansas, Max Sidebottom of Arkansas, Danny Sidebottom, Darlene Martin, both of Kansas. C. J. retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1990 after 40 years of service. He was also a member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene. Visitation, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral service, Wednesday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association are welcomed in his memory.

Sidebottom, Carolyn Sue
Carolyn Sue Sidebottom - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Carolyn Sue Sidebottom, 46, of Chamblee passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was a long-time survivor of Hodgkin's Disease. She had moved to Georgia from Colorado fourteen years ago. Her family soon followed. Her career was in banking as a computer programmer. She was currently employed by the West Corporation. Her greatest love was her dogs, Daisey and Cotton, and her nieces, Carly and Jessie, but she also found enjoyment in travel, reading, the theatre, and playing scrabble. She was preceded in death by her father, Conard J. Sidebottom. Survivors include her mother, Louise Sidebottom of Chamblee; a brother, David Kirk Sidebottom of Pueblo, CO; a sister, Connie Hijar of Chamblee; two nieces, Carly Hijar and Jessie Hijar; and her boyfriend, John Phelan of Dunwoody. Memorials may be made to either the Pueblo Animal Shelter, 1595 Stockyard Road, Pueblo, CO 81001, or the Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, (404) 261-3510.

Sieben, George B.
George B. Sieben - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1999 - George B. Sieben, 84, Pueblo, passed away June 26, 1999 . Survived by wife, Phyllis- daughter, Gerri J. Rebman- grandsons, Gregory, Donald and Robert- two great-grandchildren of St. Louis- brothers and sisters, Frederick Sieben, Arlington Heights, Ill., Herman Sieben, Skokie, Ill, Catherine Sieben, Chicago, Matilda Maxfield, Livermore, Calif., and Dorothy Deppe, Chicago. Born on July 12, 1914, in Chicago, he was a longtime member of the Arlington Heights Lions International and a one-time president. His career was in food management. He was a scoutmaster for many years. He moved to Colorado City when he retired and became an active member of the Lions International of Rye. He also was an active member and one-time president of the Colorado City AARP, a member of the Greenhorn Valley Voices lead by Nan Hughes of Colorado City and a member of the Greenhorn Valley Art Association. In 1990, he moved to Pueblo. , 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pueblo.

Siebenaller, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Siebenaller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1998 - Shirley Ann Siebenaller of Pueblo passed away Aug. 31, 1998. Shirley was a longtime member of Jehovah's Witnesses and spent many hours sharing the Bible with others. She also found much joy working with plants and flowers. She will be sadly missed and long remembered by her devoted son and best friend, Scott, who survives her- as does her sister, Evelyn Murten- a niece- nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William and Zula King. A will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 785 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, Colo.

Sieffert, Myra Mary
Myra Mary Sieffert - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1998 - Myra Mary Sieffert, 89, born Jan. 24, 1909, in New Lenox, Ill., passed away Feb. 13, 1998. Survived by son, Donald Jack Anderson, Pueblo- grandchildren, Karen and David Armstrong, Palmer, Alaska, Terry and Kim Mackey, Pueblo, and Jerry Anderson of Denver. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Joshua and Linda Armstrong, Alabama, Rebecca Armstrong and Sarah Armstrong, South Carolina, Kelly Mackey and Weston Mackey, Pueblo, and former daughter-in-law, Peggy Anderson. Predeceased by parents, Harry A. and Minnie M. McKenney and husband, Donald L. Sieffert. Mrs. Sieffert and her husband owned and operated the Orange Palace Cafe and later purchased the Jones Cafe on Elizabeth and changed the name to Don's Cafe. After retirement, Myra worked as a waitress for the Greenwood's Restaurant. Myra will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colo. The family may be contacted at 483 Westwood Lane.

Siefford, Madeline V.
Madeline V. Siefford - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Madeline V. Siefford, 80, passed away Aug. 18, 1999. Survived by her son, Edward C. Siefford Jr., of the family home- daughter, Marian (Sam) Patti of Westminster- grandchildren, Charles Siefford Clementi, Tanya Knox, both of Pueblo, Sam (Kathy) Patti of Pleasant Hills, Calif., Brian (Dawn) Patti of Denver, Carla (Rick) Patti-Wise of Denver- great-grandchildren, Rene of Denver, and Alexa, California- numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Don and Laina Vialpando. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward C. Siefford Sr.- son-in-law, Sam Patti Jr. Madeline retired from CF&I in 1961, and managed Liz's Cafe for 5 years. Funeral, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Siegel, Joe A. Jr.
Joe A. Siegel Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Joe A. Siegel Jr., 57, affectionately known as "Big Joe," passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at his home following a lengthy illness. Joe was born Aug. 14, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Siegel Sr.; father- and mother-in-law, Valentine and Rhoda Udovich. Survived by his loving wife of over 38 years, Helen; son, Joe (Lisa); daughter, Valerie (Bill) Ortiz; grandchildren, Brittney, Kelsey, Cara Siegel and Billy Ortiz; godson, Valentine Udovich Jr.; mother, Josephine Siegel; special brother-in-law, Valentine (Paula) Udovich; sisters-in-law, Emma (Norbert) Giltner, Josie (Willie) Kesner, Martha Warne, Mitzi (Bob) Evans; special sister-in-law and buddy, Kate Marshall; brothers, Bill, Mike and Pat; sisters, Kathy and Terri; special aunt and uncle, Lou (Maybel) Cansino; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and school, and graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1965. He was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1965 to 1969. From 1969 until his accident, Joe was employed by Broderick & Gibbons Inc. He loved to fish, hunt and dance. He deeply loved his children and grandchildren. He was the life of the party with his great sense of humor and contagious laugh. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorial contributions to Dream Weavers of Pueblo, in care of Roselawn Funeral Home.

Siegfeid, Annette
Annette (White) Siegfeid - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2003 - Annette (White) Siegfeid, passed away Sept. 22, 2003 in Sandy, Utah. Born in Macon, Mississippi, April 24, 1915. Married Clarence White, he preceded her in death in 1966. Married Floyd Siegfied and moved to Pueblo, Colo. After his death in 2002 she moved to Sandy, Utah. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi. She leaves behind a family that loved her very much. Son, Jerry (Phyllis) White, Littleton, Colo., daughter, Dixie (Lance) Lehrkind, Sandy, Utah, stepson, Robert (Phyllis) Siegfried, Pueblo, Colo., stepsister, Jerrolyn Foley, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, Colo. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the charity of your choice. Annette's favorite saying: Life has not been dull. Sometimes uncomfortable, but interesting. I was blown out of Mississippi, washed out of Florida, burnt out of Illinois, and got my wings in Utah.

Siegfreid, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Siegfreid - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1986 - Mrs. Ethel M. Siegfreid, born April 6, 1 890, passed away Nov. 8, 1986. Wife of Enis A. Siegfreid, who passed away in 1946. Mother of Floyd D. (Annette) Siegfreid, Pueblo; Frank (Mary) Siegfreid, Pueblo; Ralph Siegfreid, California; Edith (Clay) Wilcoxson, Denver; and Donna (William) Belsheim, California. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Clarence, and a daughter, Mary. Mrs. Siegfreid retired in 1965 as a social worker in Las Animas County. Family service, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver. Please omit food and flowers; memorial contributions may be made to Beta Sigma Phi Motor Chair Foundation.

Siegfreid, Floyd D.
Floyd D. Siegfreid - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - Floyd D. Siegfreid, 96, passed away June 2, 2002. Survived by his wife, Annette E. Siegfreid; son, Robert F. (Phyllis) Siegfreid of Pueblo West; stepchildren, Jerry (Phyllis) White of Denver and Dixie (Lance) Lehrkind of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother, Ralph (Edie) Siegfreid of California; sisters, Edith Wilcoxson of Denver and Donna (Bill) Belsheim of California; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Marian (nee Blackman) Siegfreid in 1968; parents, Enis and Blanche Siegfreid; stepmother who raised him, Ethel M. Siegfreid; brothers, Frank and Clarence Siegfreid; and sister, Mary Siegfreid. Floyd was born April 26, 1906, in Denver, Colo. He owned and operated Arapahoe and Super Foods from 1945 until 1987. Floyd was known to be a kind, honest and good man. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks, No. 90. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Commissioned Lay Pastor Sally Foulks officiating. Private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home.

Siegfreid, Robert
Robert "Bob" Siegfreid - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Robert "Bob" Siegfreid, 67, lost his courageous battle against cancer on Oct. 3, 2005. He was born May 16, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo., to Floyd and Marian Siegfreid. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Phyllis; daughters, Sandy (Mike) Berckefeldt of Pueblo, Shari (Rolland) Arrighi of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Jodi and Matt Berckefeldt of Pueblo, Jackie, Tiffany and Joey Piastro of Las Vegas, Nev., Trisha, Marian and Misty Woods of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law, Stephen (Pat) Elliot of Hamilton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Nancy (Frank) Elliot-Heitman of Deland, Fla.; cousins, Russell (Francis) Blackman of Centennial, Colo., Rusana (Larry) Allen of Canon City, Colo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra L. Woods in 1997. Bob lived most of his life in Pueblo where he was very active in the Jaycee's and the Pueblo Boat Club. He owned and operated Parkhill Super Foods (Arapahoe) with his father for 35 years, then moved to Las Vegas where he was head of the food service department for the Imperial Palace and MGM Grand. He returned to Pueblo in 1996 where he was operations manager for Burger King until his retirement in 2002. Bob loved the outdoors and had spent the last three years fishing and enjoying his retirement in Gunnison, Colo. Bob so loved life and at his request his family will be hosting a gathering to honor his life from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at his daughter's home in Pueblo. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 S. Pueblo Boulevard., Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, Colo.

Siegfreid, Virginia
Virginia Siegfreid, 83, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2006. Virginia was born April 18, 1923 in Butte, Mont. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Donald F. Siegfreid, Paul R. (Audrey) Siegfreid, Eric R. Siegfreid; her grandchildren, Julie (Eric) Wilmot, Jeff Siegfreid, Evan Cox, Talon Edwards, Jason (Neve) Siegfreid, Jennifer (Nick) Brown, Sara (David) Tafoya; her great grandchildren, Sherry and Samantha Wilmot, Tyler and Riley Brown, David Tafoya III. She is also survived by her sister, Cec Carlton. She will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who knew her. The family would sincerely like to thank the people of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care and generosity. Grave site memorial service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at 10 a.m., Friday Oct. 20, 2006.

Siegfried, Robert
Robert Siegfried - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2001 - Robert Siegfried, age 73, of Sugar City. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Grace Lutheran Church, Sugar City. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery.

Siegle, Beatrice E.
Beatrice E. Siegle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 1986 - Beatrice E. Siegle, a Pueblo resident for 52 years, late of 2020 Jerry Murphy, passed away Feb. 6, 1986. Mrs. Siegle was preceded in death by her husband, William Siegle, on July 23, 1970. She is survived by a daughter, Berniece E. Crumpton of Pueblo; two grandsons, Thomas R. (Vivi) Crumpton of Clifton and Robert J. Crumpton of Denver; and four great-grandchildren, Gary R. and Wendy K. Crumpton of Clifton, and Patrick C. and Jonathan M. Crumpton of Eagle Nest, N.M. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2020 Jerry Murphy Apt. 201-A.

Siegle, Florian J.
Florian J. Siegle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1994 - Florian J. Siegle, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 7, 1994. Mr. Siegle is preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude F. Siegle, February 1992; and his parents, Elizabeth and Simon Siegle; six older brothers and five older sisters. Employed as a switchman and yardmaster with the C&W Railroad for 42 years. Member, St. Francis Xavier Church, where he served as Commentator and Lecturer, and for 13 years served the Eucharist to parishioners confined to their homes. He was also a Fourth degree Knight of Columbus and past Grand Knight Council 557. Mr. Siegle was an avid fisherman and outdoor sportsman. Survived by two children, Virginia T. O'Donnell, Pueblo, and F. James Siegle, Denver; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Judy and Tim Siegle, Jim and Kevin O'Donnell, Sherri and Rod Woefle; and three great-granddaughters, Stacy, Molly and Carly; two sisters, Genevieve Williams, Cologne, Minn., and LaDena Williams, Waconia, Minn. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make contributions to American Heart Association, Pueblo office, or Pueblo Cancer Society.

Siems, Sharon Falletta
Sharon Falletta Siems - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1997 - Sharon Falletta Siems, 48, former resident of Pueblo, passed away July 16, 1997, in Yucaipa, Calif. Predeceased by parents, Joseph and Pauline Falletta. Survived by husband, Gene Siems, Yucaipa- son, Kenneth (Suzane) Falletta, Willard, Utah- grandchildren, Dusti and Casey Falletta- sister, Vera (Donald) Brooks, Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were held July 22, Riverside, Calif.

Siener, Russell G.
Russell G. Siener - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Russell G. Siener, 72, passed away April 21, 1999. Survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Siener, of the family home- children, Cheryl Gabow, Russell Siener Jr., Ronald Siener and Deborah Wolf, all of Kentucky, Steve (Candice) Smith and Daniel (Beene) Smith, both of Pueblo, Jeanette Smith and Lisa (Mark) Kipford, both of Colorado Springs, and Rachael (Charles) Irving of Pueblo- sister, Mary Wagner of Evansville, Ill.- 14 grandchildren- and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Effie Siener, and brothers, Garland and Kelly Siener. Born Nov. 22, 1926, in Golconda, Ill. Russell served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2002 E. Eighth St., with Pastor Mike Rogers officiating.)

Sierra, Cosme
Cosme Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1986 - Cosme Sierra, 81, died May 5, 1986, in Walsenburg. Recitation of Spanish Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, J. M, Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Sierra, Diego Julian
Diego Julian Sierra- Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2005 - Diego Julian Sierra, 15 weeks. Memorial service, 3 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel.

Sierra, John G.
John G. Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - John G. Sierra, 86, former Avondale resident, departed this life April 28,1999, in Las Vegas, N.M. Mr. Sierra was born in Avondale May 22, 1912. He retired with 30 years service from the USAFA at Colorado Springs as a heavy-duty equipment operator. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II for which he received the Purple Heart among several other decorations. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Las Vegas. Member of the VFW, Benevolent Protective of Elks, Florence, Colo., and Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Laura Sierra- both wives, Emma Trinidad Sierra and Alicia Maestas Sierra- beloved niece, Helen "Tacha" Soto-five brothers- three sisters. Mr. Sierra is survived by his children, Shirley Gallegos, Belen, N.M., Cecelia (Santiago) Trujillo, Pueblo, Julia (John) Moore, Albuquerque, N.M., Andrea Trinidad, Las Vegas, N.M., Ted (Magdalena) Maestas, Rociada, N.M.- 28 grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. Mr. Sierra enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, watching all baseball games, as he was a baseball coach in years gone by. He walked several miles and went to Mass daily when his health permitted. Both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Sunday. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Sacred Heart Hall following the burial rites.

Sierra, Jonathon Daniel
Jonathon Daniel Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Jonathon Daniel Sierra. Infant son of Pam Hernandez and Daniel Sierra, passed away Dec. 1, 1999. Survived also by sisters, Genevieve Muniz, Elena and Arianna Sierra; maternal grandparents, Jose Hernandez, Rita Giron; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Amparo Sierra; godmother, Dayna Higgs; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Although his stay on Earth was brief, he touched many lives before going back to the arms of our Lord. A private service and inurnment will be held.

Sierra, June A.
June A. Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2004 - June A. Sierra, 56, of Pueblo, loving wife, mother and Nana, went home to be with the Lord May 26, 2004. Born April 19, 1948, in Monte Vista, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, Theodore Jacquez. Survived by loving husband of 37 years, Gabriel Sierra; sons, Troy Sierra and Jeff (Terri) Sierra; daughter, Jozette Sierra; mother, Carmel Jacquez; brothers, Gene Jacquez, Norman Jacquez and Harold Jacquez; sisters, Carol (Bob) Jaramillo, Jane Velasquez, Judy (Pastor Dave) Arellano and Abbie (Jim) Sanchez; grandchildren, Jennifer Sierra, Mariah Sierra, Sheridan and Kirsten Sierra. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today, and vigil service, 7 p.m. today; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Family Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Sierra, Margaret
Margaret Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2004 - Margaret Sierra of Pueblo, entered into rest Dec. 21, 2004. Margaret was born July 13, 1936. She was 68 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Elsie Sierra of Pueblo; grandchildren, Candelaria Baca, Stephanie Marie, Rachel Nichole and Juan Antonio Cervantes; and three great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Cruz; brother-in-law, Rudy Sierra; sisters, Rose Valdez and Gloria Jones; ex-husband, Thomas P. Sierra; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elias and Modesta Cruz; brothers, Joe, Fidel, Bill and Zeke Cruz; sisters, Ida Vigil and Valvina Cruz. Margaret enjoyed fishing, playing cards, puzzles, crocheting and singing. A visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Pueblo at the Romero Funeral Home, followed by a service at 7 p.m. Rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Huerfano World - December 30, 2004 - Margaret Sierra, of Pueblo, entered into rest Dec. 21, 2004. Margaret was born July 13, 1936. She was 68 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Elsie Sierra, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Candelaria Baca, Stephanie Marie, Rachel Nicole and Juan Antonio Cervantes; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Cruz; brother-in-law, Rudy Sierra; sisters, Rose Valdez and Gloria Jones; ex-husband, Thomas P. Sierra; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elias and Modesta Cruz; brothers, Joe, Fidel, Bill and Zeke Cruz; sisters, Ida Vigil and Valvina Cruz. Margaret enjoyed fishing, playing cards, puzzles, crocheting and singing. A visitation was held in Pueblo at the Romero Funeral Home Monday, December 27, at 5 p.m., followed by a service at 7 p.m. A 10 a.m. Rosary and a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, December 28 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Johnson Romero Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sierra, Mary Lorene
Mary Lorene Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1999 - Mary Lorene Sierra, 60, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 20, 1999. Born on June 17, 1939, in La Veta. Preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Cordova; and her stepfather, Claude Cordova. Survived by her beloved husband, Rudy B. Sierra of Walsenburg; mother, Jennie Cordova, Walsenburg; father, Willie Chavez, Pueblo; daughters, Gaylene (Jeff Hume) Holderfield, Castle Rock, Sharon (Rick) Mercer, Edwardsville, Ill., and Renee (Chuck Martinez) Lucero, Pueblo; sister, Mary Ann (Ron) Hilst, Aurora; stepchildren, Simon (Kathleen) Sierra, Walsenburg, Teresa (James) Tafoya, Pueblo, Rita (Jim Vigil) Lara, Walsenburg, and Carmen Lara, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Melissa Lucero, Matthew Lucero, Joshua Mercer and D.J. Mercer; step-grandchildren, Benjamin Martinez, Karina Sierra, Symone Sierra, Nikita Lara, and Thomas Lara; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of the Catholic Church and graduated from Walsenburg High School; also a member of the American GI Forum. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Mary Church, Rev. Phil Coury. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the Eagles Hall after funeral Mass. Huerfano World - September 23, 1999 - Mary Lorene Sierra, born June 17, 1939 in La Veta, Colorado, lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 20, 1999. Waiting to embrace Mary in heaven are step-father Claude Cordova (1983), brother Gerald X. Cordova (1990) and Aunt Carmel Martinez (1998). Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, mother, Jenny Cordova, Walsenburg; beloved husband, Rudy Sierra, Walsenburg; sister, Mary Ann (Ron) Hilst, Elizabeth; daughters Gaylene (Jeff Hume) Holderfield, Castle Rock; Sharon (Rick) Mercer, Edwardsville, Illinois; Renee (Chuck) Martinez, Pueblo; precious grandchildren. Melissa Lucero, Walsenburg; Matt Lucero, Pueblo; Joshua and D. J. Mercer, Edwardsville, Illinois; step-son, Simon Sierra, Walsenburg; step-daughters, Kathleen O'Rourke, Rita (Jim Vigil) Lara, Walsenburg; Theresa (James) Tafoya, Pueblo and Carmen Lara, Walsenburg; step-grandchildren, Benjamin Martinez, Pueblo; Nikita and Thomas Lara, Karinna and Symome Sierra, Walsenburg; nieces, Cheryl (Chris) Ballar, Aurora; Coreena Cordova, Englewood; nephews, Michael (Denise) Parker and Gerald Cordova, Englewood; several aunts, uncles, cousins, grandnieces and nephews and many very special and dear friends. Mary lived a wonderful and full life filled with happy times, playing bingo, scratch tickets, trips to Cripple Creek and cheering for her two favorite teams, The Rockies and The Broncos. Mary will be greatly missed by all, especially her three "babies" Chula, Pandie and Rocky. Mary was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church and graduated from Walsenburg High School. She was also a member of American GI Forum. Funeral mass Thursday, Sept. 23 (today) from St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. Celebrant, Rev. Phil Coury. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the Eagles Hall afterward.

Sierra, Michael
Michael Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1992 - Michael Sierra, 39, departed this life Feb. 13, 1992. Preceded in death by his father, Roger Sierra, in 1983; and stepfather, Cruz Subia, in 1986. Michael graduated “gold cord” from Central High School in 1970 and from Stanford University in 1975. He was employed by the City of Oakland, Calif., as Head Librarian at Rock Ridge Library. Mike enjoyed traveling and had visited Canada, Mexico and all the states. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Celia Subia, brothers and sisters, Sophia Osorio, Pueblo, Erminia Birriel, El Paso, Texas, Peggy Frazier, Katrina (Victor) Castillo, Kevin Subia, Mary Subia and Madeline Subia, all of Pueblo, Cruz Subia Jr., Greeley, Monica (Wilbert) Talmadge, Longmont, and Jerry Subia, Washington state; special friend, Anita Madrigal, San Francisco, Calif.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Father Bob Carden, celebrant. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Michael's memory. Family will receive friends at 1804 Lake Ave.

Sierra, Philip J.
Philip J. Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Philip J. Sierra, 91, born Feb. 5, 1915, in Avondale, went to be with the Lord, July 7, 2006. Mr. Sierra was a retired painter for the Pueblo Army Depot with over 30 years service. He was a member of the Autobee Club; he enjoyed fishing, gardening and watching the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He also enjoyed the game of golf. Mr. Sierra is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Beatrice (Autobee) Sierra; five sisters, Nellie Lopez, Cora Romero, Cindy Salazar, Fannie Armijo and Amelia Sierra. Survived by his wonderful wife of 63 years, Flora Ortivez Sierra, who was by his side until he took his last breath, completing her marriage vow: "till death do us part." Also survived by his children, Phillip E. (Patricia) Sierra, Carrie (Robert) Thompson, Alyce Chavez, Mary Ann Amland, Simon (Lucy) Valdez; special family member, Faye (Floyd) Sandoval; 27 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. His compadre and comadre Larry and Mary Ann Ramirez. He also had a fondness for his pet, "Mr. Cat." Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 3920 Farabaugh Lane and St. Leander Hall following the burial rites. The Sierra family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their love and care given. Memorial contribution can be sent in Mr. Sierra's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Sierra, Roman Lance
Roman Lance Sierra - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2001 - Roman Lance Sierra, 27, of Denver, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 1, 2001. Born March 15, 1974, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by parents, Patrick Sierra and Rosie Sierra, both of Denver; sister, Rhonda (Don) Jiron; brothers, Nick (Susie) Garcia, Denver, Leon Garcia, Denver, Tom (Pat) Garcia, Pueblo, and Javier (Julie) Perez, Denver; grandparents, Rose Rodriquez and Emily Peralta, both of Pueblo; and by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Roman was a Navy veteran who loved fishing, hunting and cars. He was an employee of Denver Department of Transportation - Pueblo Chieftain Engineering Department and Loomis Fargo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at Pueblo Christian Center, Pastor Bobby Aragon officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 99 Baylor. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sierra, Susie
Mrs. Susie Sierra - Huerfano World – August 17, 1961 - Mrs. Sierra Dies in Colorado Springs - Mrs. Susie Sierra of Walsenburg passed away Tuesday in a Colorado Springs hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 51. Born February 25, 1910, she was married to Emilio Sierra at St. Mary Church on October 8, 1928. She was a member of St. Mary Church, the Altar Society, and the Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Toby Martinez, Walsenburg and Charlotte of the family home; her father, Juan Medina; three sisters, Mrs. Crespina Sanders and Mrs. Lola Brophy, both of Denver, and Mrs. Mary Cassell, Colorado Springs; three brothers, Joe and Leo Medina, both of Denver, and Albert Medina, Hot Springs, Ark.; and eight grandchildren. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Furphy Chapel and at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at the church at 9 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the new St. Mary Cemetery.

Sierra, Thomas
Thomas Sierra – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Thomas Sierra is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. He was a “machine helper” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. The newspapers chronicled his death, yet he was not listed in the “Colorado Mining Fatalities" database from the Denver Public Library. http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Sifers, Josephine E.
Josephine E. Sifers - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Josephine E. Sifers, 76, of Lamar, and former Pueblo resident, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999. Services, 5 p.m. today, at the Lamar Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A private inurnment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia Society.

Sigala, Angelina
Angelina Sigala - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2005 - Angelina Sigala, affectionately known as "Nana," passed away Dec. 17, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sisto Trujillo and Pete Sigala; and her sons, Richard and Larry Trujillo. Survived by her children, Olivia (Leo) Galan and Frank A. Trujillo, both of Pueblo, and Ronnie (Mary) Trujillo, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Mary (Richard) Tercero, Michael (Sabina) Galan, Elba (Chris) Rushing, Heather (Jason) Bleak and R.J. (Amanda) Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Patrick Martinez, Lauren Galan, Leo Galan, Gerald Rushing and Grace Rushing. She also is survived by her sister, Josephine (Lawrence) Franklin of Pueblo; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Angelina was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sigala, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Sigala – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 2006 - Guadalupe Sigala, newborn, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2006. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Elizabeth Espinoza. Survived by his parents, Lorenzo and Lisa Sigala; brothers, Lorenzo A. and Julian R.; sister, Mercedes; grandparents, Raymundo (Dora Luz) Sigala of Mexico; grandfather, Tony (Inez Chavez) Espinoza; uncles, Augustine (Christina) Espinoza and Joseph Espinoza. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, and funeral service, 4 p.m. today; both at Romero Chapel. Family and friends are welcome at Romero's Hall after service.

Siggins, Margaret
Margaret Siggins - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Margaret Siggins, born Nov. 19, 1915, and passed away Sept. 15, 2001, in Escondido, Calif., after a short illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, George R. Siggins. Mrs. Siggins was a resident of Pueblo for over 30 years. In 1999, she moved to California to be near her family. She is survived by her sons, Samuel Siggins and George Robert Siggins; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mrs. Siggins' life work was teaching piano to both children and adults. Her playing and teaching enriched the lives of many in the Pueblo area. Among vocalists and vocal groups, she was always a much sought-after accompanist. Mrs. Siggins herself sang with the Sweet Adelines locally and at national conventions. She was also active locally with the Arwood Singers and the McDowell music club. Mrs. Siggins was born in Oklahoma and after high school attended music school there as well. While still just 16 years old, she entered and won first place in an all- Oklahoma state music competition. Until her departure from Pueblo, she was a member of the Central Christian Church. A memorial gathering to be held in Pueblo is being planned for a date in late October. Friends and former music students wishing to be participate in a remembrance of the life of Margaret Siggins are asked to call Mrs. Phyllis Stahle at 547-0208. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2001 - A memorial service will be held for Margaret Siggins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the home of Arlo and Phyllis Stahle. Please call Mrs. Stahle for directions at 547-0208. A memorial scholarship has been set up for worthy piano students through the music department at the University of Southern Colorado. Contributions in memory of Margaret Siggins may be made to the USC Foundation.

Sigi, Moritz
Moritz Sigi – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 26, 1874 – Mr. Moritz Sigi, an old and well known citizen of Denver died on Monday morning last from injuries received by being thrown from a carriage.

Sigler, Dolly Marie
Dolly Marie (Minerich) Sigler – Newspaper Unknown – February 1999 - Dolly Marie (Minerich) Sigler, Former Somerset/Paonia Resident, Dec. 25, 1916 Feb. 26, 1999. Auburn, Washington - Dolly Marie (Minerich) Sigler, age 82, of Auburn, Wash, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., following a brief illness. Dolly M. Minerich was born in Muskegan, Mich., on Dec. 25, 1916, the daughter of Christopher and Kate (Mihelich) Minerich. The family moved to Somerset, Colo., where Dolly and her brothers, William and Johnnie, spent their early childhood. Later the Minerich family moved to the family farm on Stewart Mesa where Dolly attended Stewart Mesa Grade School and graduated from the Paonia High School with the Class of 1936. Following her graduation, Dolly attended nursing school at the Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, completing her schooling with a nursing degree. While living in Pueblo, Dolly married her high school sweetheart, N.W. "Sig" Sigler Jr. in 1939. They had two daughters, Sharon and Judy, while living there. In 1956 the family sold their oil business they owned in Pueblo and moved to the Seattle, Wash. area. They owned and operated a family-style restaurant in Auburn, Wash. for many years until Dolly's husband's death. Following her husband's death, Dolly continued her nursing career in Auburn at a health care center for several years. Survivors grateful to have shared Dolly's life include two daughters: Sharon Welsh and Judy Phifer, both of Auburn, Wash.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Other family survivors include one sister, Katherine Pasquale, of Paradise Valley, Nev. In addition to her parents and husband, Dolly was also preceded in death five brothers: Carl, Leo, Chris, William, and John Minerich. Dolly enjoyed her family and greatly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed visiting with loved ones and friends and also loved her flower gardens. On Tuesday, March 2, Dolly was laid to rest beside her husband, Sig Sigler, in the Washington Memorial Gardens in the Auburn area. Memorial gifts in memory of Dolly Sigler may be made to a Heart Fund of the donor's choice. Condolences would be appreciated by Dolly's daughters: Sharon Welsh and Judy Phifer, 1926 Pike St., N.E. Auburn, Wash. 98002, and her sister, Katherine Minerich Pasquale, P.O. Box 4, Paradise Valley, Nev. 89426.

Sigler, Jack M.
Jack M. Sigler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Jack M. Sigler, lifetime Pueblo and Colorado Springs resident, passed away April 20, 1999. Veteran Korean War, U.S. Navy. Former member VFW, BPO Elks and Eagles Lodge. Member, St. Leander Parish. Preceded in death by his parents, Jay A. and Hazel DeIsla. Survivors include wife, Millie A. Sigler, family home- three children, D.N. (Cynthia) Sigler, Mountain Home, Idaho, Cynthia L. Messenger and Cathleen L. DeIsla, Colorado Springs- two brothers, James R. (Carol) DeIsla, Pueblo, and Leon F. DeIsla, Colorado Springs- and six grandchildren, Moranda Lee, William B., Nicole Marie, Teresa Anna, Lauren Marie and Kathleen Suzanne. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Navy and Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make contributions to the United Scleroderma Foundation, 2320 Bath St., Suite 301, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105, in memory of Mr. Sigler. The family will receive friends in the Roselawn Reception Hall following the interment

Sigler, Wilbur Eugene
Wilbur Eugene Sigler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2004 - Wilbur Eugene Sigler, 86, longtime Southeastern Colorado resident and Boone rancher, died Aug. 31, 2004, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He was born March 13, 1918, in Boone, the son of the late John Bland and Mary Cecil Collins/Nix Sigler. He married Lorraine Clark on July 25, 1944, and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He was involved in ranching all of his life. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of the family home; three sons, Bill (Cindy) Sigler of Albuquerque, N.M., Jim (Shelley) Sigler of Boone, and Tim (Vickie) Sigler of Nepesta, Colo. There are nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Fowler Christian Church with the Rev. Don Sniff officiating. At his request, cremation.

Sigman, Alma Louise
Alma Louise Sigman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2001 - Alma Louise Sigman, 65, passed away Oct. 14, 2001. Survived by her children, Sue (Ken Kearns) Stanbro, Pueblo West, and Bob (Roxanne) Sigman, Beulah; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Sigman, in 1972; special friend, J.C. McKinley; parents, Cecil D. and May V. (nee Orahood) Caldwell; and sister, Jackie Elliot. Born Aug. 12, 1936, in Walsenburg and was a longtime Pueblo resident. At her request, there will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire may make memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home.

Sikkut, Mari
Mari Sikkut - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2005 - Mari Sikkut, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Heino Sikkut. Survived by her children, Eda (Mike) Michael, Juri Sikkut of Chicago, Ill., Vello Sikkut of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Matthew Michael, Christopher (Ashley) Michael, great-grandchild, Sydnie Seay-Ann Michael. Mari was a truly wonderful mother, wife and friend. She was loved by all for her loving and forgiving nature, positive attitude, kindness, strong work ethic and her deep faith in the Lord. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service was held at First United Methodist Church.

Sikulic, Paul
Paul Sikulic – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Paul Sikulic is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Paul Sikulic: Austrian, age 26, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Silbaugh, Kelly Carl
Kelly Carl Silbaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2004 - Kelly Carl Silbaugh, born April 10, 1964, died March 24, 2004. Master refrigeration and air conditioning technician. Youngest child of the late Duane and Donna Silbaugh. Kelly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the broncos. He is survived by his wife, Amy, sons Karl and Aaron, sister Dixie Schneider, brothers Gary Dargle, Curtis and Craig Silbaugh. Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 29, 2004 - at 7pm at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Kelly, God Bless You and Grant You Peace.

Silchia, Anna C.
Anna C. Silchia - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2002 - Born July 22, 1929, passed away March 16, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe J. Silchia; parents, Joseph and Virginia Buffalo; sisters, Pauline Cacciatore and Mary Pisciotta; brothers, Mike, Sam and Sylvester Buffalo; and special friend, Sherry Tenpenny. She is survived by son, Donald J. Silchia; daughters, Angela J. (Phil) Folden and JoAnn Silchia; grandchildren, Alicia and Chris DiIorio and Lakota Joseph Gouty; and brothers, Charles (Pauline) Buffalo, Joe Buffalo, Richard (Sylvia) Buffalo and Frank (Vernie) Buffalo. Anna is also survived by a brother-in-law, numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and special friends, Joe Tenpenny and Irene and Al. Viewing, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will greet friends and relatives, Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 1 p.m., Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Silchia, Charles
Charles Silchia - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1921 - Charles Silchia, age 7 years, died Oct. 11. Funeral yesterday by T. G. McCarthy.

Silerio, Gabriela Leticia
Gabriela Leticia Silerio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1999 - Gabriela Leticia Silerio, infant daughter of Antonio and Leticia Silerio, of the family home, Pueblo. Graveside funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery, Rev. Bob Carden officiating.

Sillman, Taylor
Taylor Sillman – Colorado Public Defender - December 14, 1891 - Charles Smith, Walsenburg (Huerfano County). B-B. Hanging. A thirty-year-old coal miner, Smith was convicted of killing Taylor Sillman, a neighbor whose wife was having relations with Smith. The affair resulted in “bad blood” and physical altercations between the two men. Eventually, after receiving a hefty beating by Sillman, Smith returned home, got his shotgun, and shot Sillman off his horse.

Silmon, Ruth Marie
Ruth Marie Silmon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2006 - Ruth Marie Silmon, 85, was born Dec. 26, 1920, and passed over on April 29, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Robert Silmon in 1959; and daughter, Jacqueline Rae in 1948; her parents, and siblings. Survived by her children, Jeff R. (Janet) Silmon, Janice R. (Robert) Smallwood and Bruce A. (Michelle) Silmon; grandchildren, Bill Torri, Lisa Adams, Paul Silmon, James Klingler, Jennifer Smallwood, Jaclyn Smallwood, Danielle Silmon; great-granddaughter, Kylista Richardson; many nephews and nieces; and her special buddy, Newell Hall. Ruth was a 1938 graduate of Centennial High School and from Pueblo Junior College in 1940 with a business degree. Ruth was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, who was a loving mother and friend to many. She was a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, Better Breathers and Eastern Star. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spay and Neuter Clinic or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2006; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Silva, Anieseto
Anieseto Silva – Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 – Anieseto Silva, affectionately known as "Cheto," ascended into heaven on Aug. 27, 2006. Anieseto was born on April 17, 1936, in Baxter, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Soledad and Felix Estrada; brothers, Arthur and Amador. Survived by his two children, Felix "Dude" (Audrey) Silva, Allison (Horace) Flores; and five grandchildren; sister, Ann (Ray) Marshall; brothers, Phillip (Gloria) Silva, Tom (Margaret) Silva; special friends and caregivers, Cistos Connejos and Mr. Rodriguez; ex-wife, Mary Lou Perez. Anieseto owned two bakeries in California for many years prior to retiring back to his home in Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Aug. 30, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Cathedral Hall following interment.

Silva, Calletana
Calletana Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Calletana Silva, 88, passed away Nov. 29, 1997. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday with rosary vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Both services at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly. Visitation from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment, Granada Cemetery

Silva, Cecilia M.
Cecilia “CC” M. Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2005 - Cecilia “CC” M. Silva, 62, born Nov. 22, 1942, passed away, May 8, 2005. Cremation.

Silva, Emiliana
Mrs. Emiliana Guara Silva – The Chronicle News – January 1936 – Mrs. Emiliana G. Silva Passed Away Saturday - Mrs. Emiliana Guara Silva, 80 years old, one of the best known of the pioneer Spanish-American residents of Trinidad, passed away Saturday [January 11, 1936] at 5:a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. Gurule at 1128 East 10th street after a month's illness. Mrs. Silva had resided in Trinidad since 1890. Surviving the deceased are one son, four daughters, two brothers and two stepsons: 35 grandchildren. Son is Fred Silva of Trinidad. The daughters are Mrs. Sarah Martinez, Mrs. F. Weaver and Mrs. A. Gurule of this city and Mrs. Margaret Tafoya of Saginaw, Michigan. Brothers are Dave and Antonio Guara of O'Kele, NM. Stepsons are Francisco and Dave Silva of O'Kele, NM. Rosary will be recited at the drawing room of the Mullare Funeral Home this evening at 7:30. Rosary service will also be held at the home 1128 East Tenth Street Tuesday evening at 7:30. Funeral will be Wednesday morning from the residence at 8:15 and at 9:a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Engleburg Cemetery under direction of the Mullare Funeral Home.

Silva, Estaran
Estaran Silva – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1937 – Estaran Silva, 58, died Jan. 19, at local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Estaran Silva, and father of Evangeline, both of Trinidad. Announcements later.

Silva, Georgina M.
Georgina M. Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Georgina M. Silva, 74, went to be with our Lord on Aug. 4, 2000. She was born April 16, 1926, to the union of Manuel and Jesus Mejia who preceded her in death; as does her husband, Orolio Vigil; sister, Zenida Hernandez; brother, Louis Mejia; and nephew, Henry Hernandez. Survived by her best friend, her son, Manuel Silva; daughter, Martha (Mike) Maldonado; brother, Tony (Martha) Mejia; brother-in-law, Louis Hernandez; grandchildren, Andrea, Manuel "Manny," Amanda Silva, Joshua Albo, George (Nancy) Maldonado, Michelle Herrera, Therese (Angelo) Martin and Michael (Phoebe) Maldonado; 15 great-grandchildren; three special nephews, Louis, Gilbert and Mark Hernandez; special niece, Corrine Hernandez; and numerous extended family members. Georgina retired from the Colorado State Hospital. She was known to many as "Garcia." She also loved her Broncos and Larry Walker from the Colorado Rockies. Her family was her life, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren play ball every Friday night. Georgina's door was always open to everyone. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and belonged to her special prayer group. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Church followed by cremation. Family may be contacted at 1915 Elmwood Lane.

Silva, Joseph N.
Joseph N. Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2003 - Joseph N. Silva, 81, passed away Sept. 6, 2003. Born Oct. 29, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Jose T. Silva and Ida Ricarda (Gallegos) Romero, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife, Josephine Antonia Silva; children, Lenore (Ernie) Lopez, Joseph A. (Bobbie) Silva, Stephanie (Dale) Phillips, Marie (Richard) Kasan; siblings, Cora (Frank) Archibeque, Margaret (Lupe) Gomez, Bernadette (Jose) Sanchez, 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Joseph loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling and camping. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Silva, Josephine Antonia
Josephine Antonia Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2006 - Josephine Antonia Silva, 77. Unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 18, 2006. She was born in Santa Fe, NM., on June 13, 1928. She is preceded in death by her parents Lauriano and Josefita Peralta, and husband Joe N. Silva, 8 brothers and sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by 4 children, Lenore (Ernest Lopez, Anthony (Bobbie) Silva, Stephanie (Dale) Phillips, and Marie (Richard) Kasan. Sister in laws, Cora Archibeque, Margaret (Lupe) Gomez, Bernadette (Jose) Sanchez, brother in law Mario Auguano, 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She loved to bowl, crochet, fish and gamble. She also enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss her being there for all of us. Rosary Jan. 22, 2006 7:00pm at Angelus Chapel 1102 E. Evans, and funeral services will be held 1:30pm Jan. 23, 2006 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand.

Silva, Juan
Juan Silva - Walsenburg Independent - May 1, 1935 - Juan Silva, of Cucharas, Dies Of Heart Attack. Juan Silva, 68, of Cucharas, died at his home there early this morning the result of a heart attack. He had lived in this county for 50 years. The deceased was born in New Mexico in 1867. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, and three daughters, Mrs. Jose Lucero, Mrs. Soloman Maestas and Elzeta Silva. Funeral services will be held at the home in Cucharas tomorrow morning at 10 O'clock. Interment will be in the Cucharas cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet Mortuary.

Silva, Juan A.
Juan A. Silva - Independent - March 21, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., March 14, 1912, Juan A. Silva, son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Silva, age 7 years.

Silva, Maria
Maria Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - The funeral of Maria Silva will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Interment Roselawn, in charge of McCarthy.

Silva, Phoebe K.
Mrs. Phoebe K. Silva – The Chronicle-News - May 3, 1969 - Entered Into Eternal Rest, Wednesday, April 30, 1969 - Mrs. Phoebe K. Silva, 78 years of age, formerly of Trinidad, passed away in Albuquerque, NM on April 30, 1969. Mrs. Silva was the widow of Fred Silva who died in 1944, and daughter of Louis M. Kreeger a noted pioneer lawman of Trinidad in the 1880's. Born May 28, 1890 she lived in Trinidad until moving in 1950 to Albuquerque to live with a daughter. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John Tafoya of Albuquerque, Mrs. Kathryn Davis of Kentucky, Mrs. Gordon Belt and Mrs. Gilbert Fromang both of San Diego, CA; five sons, Louis, Fred and Eddie Silva, all of San Diego, CA, Alex Silva of Denver and John Silva of Trinidad. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Campbell-Lewis-Swickard Chapel and the Requiem Mass will be offered Monday at 9 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Richard Tafoya, Edward Tafoya, Michael Silva, Everly Silva, Carl Silva and Leroy Silva. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Donald Silva, Daniel Silva and Ronald Silva. The family may be contacted at the John Silva residence at 314 Robard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Lewis-Swickard Mortuary.

Silva, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Silva - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Thomas J. Silva, 41, departed this life May 29, 2001. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Sept. 16, 1959. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Juanita (Lovato) Silva. Survived by his children, Damien (Sharon) Silva, Michele Silva and Kyle Silva; three grandchildren; godson, Richie Silva; four sisters; two brothers; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to include special friend, Joann Silva. At Mr. Silva's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Victory Outreach Church, 1900 Oakshire. In lieu of food or flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Power Credit Union, account No. 919267-005.



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