The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Simala, Ignatius
Ignatius "Jim" Simala - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Ignatius "Jim" Simala passed away at the Veterans' Nursing Home in Florence, Dec. 26, 1987. Brother of Sister M. Laurentia, St. Scholastica Academy, Canon City, and brother-in-law of Nell Simala, Pueblo, and Sally Simala, Kansas City, Mo. Survived also by his nephews, Jack Kinkel, Denver, and Jim Kinkel, Albuquerque, N.M., as well as several cousins. Predeceased by brothers, Dr. Charles Simala and Dr. Leo Simala. Mr. Simala was a member of St. Mary parish, the Holy Name Society, and Sunshine Barracks No. 1759. He was a veteran of service with the U. S. Army during World War 1 and was the owner and operator of Jim's Bar and Grill for many years. Services, St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests that food and flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church. The family will greet friends at the church following the Mass.

Simala, Nell H.
Nell H. Simala - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2001 - Peacefully passed away March 9, 2001. Born Nov. 27, 1902, in Greybull, Wyo., to parents James A. and Sarah Hoyt. Last of five children. Preceded in death by husbands, Albert H. Kinkel, Dr. L.J. Simala; and granddaughter, Diane N. Kinkel. Survived by sons, James A. (Elsie) Kinkel of Corrales, N.M., and Jack L. Kinkel of Pueblo. Also survived by nephews and nieces, Royal (Iva Lee) Harshman of Pueblo, Betty (Don) Andrews of Nucla, Colo., Robert Hoyt and Leonard Hoyt of Fort Collins, Charles D. Hoyt of Northglenn, Sally (Robert) Bowen of Salida, Gene Nienhause of Golden and B.J. (Dorothy) Harshman of Venice, Fla.; by her grandchildren, Terry (Sandy) Kinkel of Salida, Peggy Biedermann of Albuquerque, Debora Field of Denver, Karen (Vince) Johnston of Hartsdale, Pamela Bever of Denver and Lisa Beery of Denver; and nine great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Legacy Common, Caring Plus, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Rapp and Dr. Hulett. At her request, no service will be held and cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of your choice.

Simas, Trini
Trini Simas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2005 - Trini Simas, 79, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Cheryl Simas; brothers and sisters, Beatrice Guajardo, Lillian Guajardo, Helen Martinez, Jose J. (Sophia) Guajardo, Robert (Linda) Guajardo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Margarito and Maria; two sisters and one brother. Trini enjoyed taking photographs and walking. Curious and always willing to try new things, she was especially known for her sense of humor. Trini was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church for nearly 20 years. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Rade Milosavljevic officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

Simental-Rodriquez, Carlos
Carlos Simental-Rodriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1987 - Carlos Simental-Rodriquez, 1638 Cedar, departed this life Sept. 13, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. A Pueblo resident for 15 years, he was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Contreras Durango, Mexico. Employed by Torres Excavating Co. Predeceased by his father, Miguel Simental, and sister, Maria de La Luz Simental. Survived by wife, Maxine Casias-Simental, Pueblo; children, Carlos Simental II, Fernandro Simental, Theresa Simental, all of Pueblo, Cipriano Simental, Micaela Simental, Margarita Simental, all of Durango, Mexico. Survived also by his mother, Sra. Josefa Rodriquez-Simental, Durango, Mexico; three brothers, Salvador and Benito Simental, both of Durango, Jose Luis Simental, Pueblo; three sisters, Lurdes Freeman, Cresencia and Rosita Simental, all of Mexico; in-laws, Eli and Helen Watson Sr., Pueblo; sister-in-law, Helen (Kevin) McCormick, Colorado Springs, Ida Landis, Bonnie (Albert) Alfaro, Pueblo, Loretta (Greg) Graff, West Germany; brothers-in-law, Eli (Cindy) Watson Jr., Frank Casias, Stephen Simental, all of Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Scripture prayer service, 9 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert Sullivan, S. J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1609 Hooper St.

Simmelink, Rebecca Cochran
Rebecca Cochran Simmelink - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 4, 1988 - Rebecca Cochran Simmelink, 74, of Pueblo, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Oct. 27 in Pueblo. Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Burial has taken place at Evansville, Ind. George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Simmelink was born in 1914 in Marion, Ky. She lived in Colorado Springs from 1980 until 1988. Mrs. Simmelink graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1935. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Simmelink, on Sept. 23. Mrs. Simmelink is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Becker of Pueblo; and a sister, Irene Dorsey of Lexington, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group in care of Penrose Hospital, 2215 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80907.

Simmer, Charles W.
Charles W. Simmer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1999 - Charles W. Simmer, 68, passed away at his home in Pueblo West, Aug. 11, 1999.He was born in Blanca, Colo., on June 20, 1931, and lived in Blanca until1972. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Wesley Simmer-and son, Kenneth Charles Simmer. He served in the United States Air Force from1949 until 1952. Charles worked for Public Service Co. for 42 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of Elks No. 90, and Master of Alamosa Lodge No. 44 of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed many outdoor activities. Survivors are his wife of 41 years, Alyce- and his son, John W. (Margaret) Simmer- son, Donald V. Simmer- daughter, Marla (Greg) Tack- and grandchildren, Lindsey, Jarred, Jason, and Courtney Simmer and Darrian and Kenneth Tack. He is also survived by sister, Phyllis Cooper- and several nieces and nephews. Charles enjoyed his morning coffee group, Methodist Men's Gatherings and being with his beloved grandchildren. He also enjoyed staying in touch with his SCO friends. Cremation at his request. Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.14, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th, Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, you may wish to donate to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Simmer, Frank R.
Frank R. Simmer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1961 - Frank R. Simmer, husband of Serena C. Simmer of the family home, 912 E. Sixth. Stepfather of Mrs. Samuel Maloney, Oklahoma City, Okla.; L. D. Hibler, Fresno, Calif., and W. D. Hibler, Cupertino, Calif. Brother of Mrs. George Post, Denver and Ray Simmer, Ventura, Calif. Member of American Legion, Monte Vista, Colo. Services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Harry Griffits officiating. At Valhalla military services will be conducted.

Simmer, Serena C.
Serena C. Simmer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1984 - Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Church. Interment, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Simmering, Cornelius
Cornelius Mark Simmering - Huerfano World - August 10, 1978 - Funeral services were conducted Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg for Cornelius Mark Simmering, 23, of Grand Junction, who died Tuesday Aug 1, 1978, near Reno, Nev. Mr. Simmering was born June 16, 1955, in Trinidad. He served in the Navy, and during his recruit training, received an academic commendation. In 1977 he made a drawing of the President, which was placed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for the possible inclusion in a future Carter Presidential Library. Until his death Mr. Simmering was an honor student at Mesa College in Grand Junction, where he was a member of the Mesa College Art Club. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mildred E. DeJong and his step-father, Stephen J. DeJong, both of Grand Junction; his father, Stephen Leon Simmering, of Denver; three brothers, Otto Thomas Simmering, Robert Dale Simmering and Michael Glen Simmering, all of Grand Junction; a grandmother, Mrs. Helen K. Nolan of Denver; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Millard of Illinois. Also surviving are an aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nolan of Walsenburg. Wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery, with military honors.

Simmers, Frank R.
Frank R. Simmers - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - June 1, 1961 - Pueblo Man Killed in Traffic Accident - Pueblo - Frank R. Simmers, 70, of Pueblo was killed Wednesday when his auto hurtled down a 71-foot slope and overturned three times. The death was the 169th on Colorado highways this year, 24 more than during the same period last year. Officers said Simmer's car sideswiped one driven by Robert H. Hughes, 19, also of Pueblo, while passing the Hughes car on U. S. Highway 85-87 nine miles south of Pueblo. Simmers' car went out of control, hit a guard post, crossed the highway and then down the embankment. Simmers was thrown out and killed.

Simmons, Dorothy Ivolyn
Dorothy Ivolyn Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Dorothy Ivolyn Simmons, 85, passed away June 15, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Simmons- parents, Ida and Franklin Dayton- sisters and brothers, Kenneth, Gladys, Malcolm, Alfrieda and Orville. Survived by her sisters, Helen Baack and Doris Wilson- sisters-in-law, Margaret Dayton and Elaine Birdwell- special friend and relative, Mae McGill- numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family at Sharmar Village Care Center. Dorothy served in the Nocturnal Adoration Society of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters, Eagles Lodge, VFW, Past Governor of District Nine of Quota International, Altar and Rosary Society at the Shrine of St. Therese and Jane Jeffersons. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. William V. Powers officiating. (Please enter the west Acero gates). In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Simmons, Elsie I.
Elsie “Chris” I. Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2004 -Elsie “Chris” I. Simmons, 48, of Pueblo, passed away July 25, 2004. Born June 24, 1956, in Tacoma, Wash. Survived by her husband, Robert Simmons, Pueblo; son, Robert H. Simmons, Pueblo; daughter, Chryssa Simmons, Pueblo; parents, Robert and Wanda Blackwell; brothers, Jack (Ingrid) Blackwell, Wyoming, and Bob (Florence) Blackwell, Pueblo; sister, Diana (Kenny) Giordano, Pueblo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall. Cremation has taken place.

Simmons, Helena
Helena "Joy" Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1999 - Helena "Joy" Simmons, 42, of Pueblo West, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, June 18, 1999 . Preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Mae Fields of Pueblo West and Harley Gene Young of Chester, W.Va. Survived by her husband, Ron Simmons- and a son, Michael Simmons at home. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Thomas Young, Peggy Young and Chris Young of Chester, W.Va., and Terry Young of Ravenna, Ohio- a stepfather, Roy Fields, of Pueblo- 4 stepchildren, Lori (Simmons) Cuervo of McMurry, Pa., Kim (Simmons) Stipec of Chester, W.Va., Ronnie Simmons Jr. of Maxwell, Neb., and Nanci Simmons of Chester, W.Va.- seven stepbrothers and sisters and a maternal grandmother, Helen Britton of Chester, W.Va. Joy was along time employee of County Market. She was also Protestant by faith. Services will be held at Garden Chapel, Tuesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. with Terry Eyman officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Joy's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Simmons, Leslie A.
Leslie A. "Bill" Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - Leslie A. "Bill" Simmons died Oct. 31, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a lengthy illness. Employed for many years at CF&I, he retired in 1977. He is survived by his children, Shirley C. Simmons and Leslie A. Simmons Jr. of Pueblo; his sisters and brother, Dorothy (Charles) Eason of Pueblo, Minnie Chadwell of Ponca City, Okla., and George (Beverly) Simmons of Wichita, Kan. He was the grandfather of Michael and Sam Simmons of Pueblo, and great-grandfather of Janet, Rose, and Crystal, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Simmons, in 1982. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 1619 Glenwood Lane following interment. Viewing from 8 a.m. to service time Monday.

Simmons, Maria Rose
Maria Rose Simmons - Colorado Springs Gazette – August 10, 2006 - Maria Rose Simmons, age 64, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO on August 4, 2006. She was born on June 3, 1942 in Czechoslovakia to Maria Auna and Alfred Kolb. Maria is survived by her children: Richard Simmons, Cindy Shroyer, Michael Simmons, Gregg Simmons, and Robert Simmons; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Memorial Service will be held for Maria 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2006 at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. US Hwy 85-87, Fountain, CO. Inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, 757 S. Santa Fe, Fountain, CO. Maria will be missed by her family and friends.

Simmons, Thelma
Thelma Simmons - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - Thelma Simmons, 90, passed away Aug. 11, 1999. Pueblo resident for the past 62 years. Mrs. Simmons was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Talladega, Ala. She retired from food service in the medical industry. She was a member of Star of Pueblo No. 5 Order of Eastern Star (PHA), The Golden Circle and St. Paul United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert Henry and Carrie Dye Smith- 14 other siblings- and her beloved husband, Henry J. Simmons. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Charles H. Simmons, Denver, Richard L. Simmons, Denver, Velma A. Davie, California, Bennie G. (Dolores) Simmons, Denver, and Robert J. (Chris) Simmons, Pueblo- a sister, Ivy (Bill) Staples, New York- eight grandchildren- and her Masonic family. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Ave., Rev. Ross B. Kershaw officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1633 Euclid Ave.

Simms, Donald R.
Donald R. Simms - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2006 - Donald R. Simms, 76, passed away Sept. 28, 2006. Survived by his wife, Gloria Simms; children, Debra Taylor of Pueblo, Bill (Val) Simms of Greeley, Colo., Jeff (Josie) Simms of Pueblo, John Bourdiri of Pueblo and Don Simms of Canon City; siblings, Betty Roper of Colorado Springs and Bill (Jackie) Simms of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Don was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Pueblo. He retired as a yardmaster for C&W Railroad. Don was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors and was an avid Broncos fan. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating.

Simms, Robert Judson Sr.
Robert Judson Simms Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Robert Judson Simms Sr., 83, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle M. Simms; children, Ruth McLaughlin of Denver, Kathleen (Dean) Horton of Pueblo and Robert J. (Gaylene) Simms Jr. of Elizabeth, Colo.; brothers, Bill (Jacque) Simms and Dick (Gloria) Simms, both of Pueblo; sister, Betty Roper of Colorado Springs; sisters-in-law, Ann Simms of Pueblo and Pauline Simms of Casper, Wyo.; grandchildren, Kathy Ann McLaughlin, John (Ronette) McLaughlin II, Dean (Lisa) Horton II, Ruthie Horton, Julie (Rich) Cantwell and Jill Simms; nine great-grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Flossie Simms; brothers, Cecil and George; mother-in-law, Hannah Little; son-in-law, Dr. John McLaughlin; brother-in-law, Ray Roper; and sister-in-law, Selma (Lyle) Holloway. Bob was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Lamar, Colo. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was employed 39 years in the Roll Shop of CF&I, retiring in 1982. He was also a realtor for Holloran Realty Company and a meat cutter for Safeway Food. At the age of 18, Bob committed his life to the Lord at First Church of the Nazarene. Never changing in his life was the joy of the church and his family. He was a charter member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene and founded the Spanish Church of the Nazarene. Bob loved to travel. He was known for his great sense of humor and always having a delightful smile. He will lie in state from 2 to 6 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte, with the Rev. Ray Hawkins and Pastor Chuck Gibson officiating. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, Parkview Medical Center Staff 1 South, Dr. George Birks and Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Stella and Jean. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Church of the Nazarene or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Simon, Margery L.
Margery L. Simon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1999 - Margery L. Simon, was called to eternal life on Dec. 5, 1999. Born on Jan. 24, 1925, she lived her life in Pueblo. Marge graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1943 and attended Loretta Heights College. In her lifetime she was active in her parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, Beulah, Bishop's Guild, Pueblo Democratic campaigns, dance aerobics and Beulah Valley Square Dance. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Cy and Estelle Leonard; and sister-in-law, Jean Moylan. Survived by husband, Bob Simon; brother, Donald R. Moylan, Palm Springs, Fla.; children, Harvey (Claudia) Smith, Diana L. Maria-Snyder, Denver, Jeannine T. Vigil, Leonard (Kim) Smith, Daniel (Kim) Smith, Garden Grove, Calif., Patrick (Colleen) Smith, Pfafftown, N.C., Martin (Kathy) Smith, Saquamish, Wash., Marie (Joe) Fabjancic, Donald R. Smith, Brett (Susan) Simon, Leander, Texas, and Michelle (Joe) Godri, Douglasville, Pa.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those who knew Marge will remember her youthfulness and vigor for life. Her friends will remember her kindness, generosity, and love. Finally, her family will remember Marge as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will honor her life by nurturing all of these qualities in our lives. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Margery Simon to Our Lady of Lourdes at Maryknoll Blvd., Beulah, Colo., 81023. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, Our Lady of Lourdes, Beulah.

Simon, Nick J.
Nick J. Simon - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1986 - Nick J. Simon, 82, passed away at Parkview Hospital on June 26, 1986. Mr. Simon is survived by his wife, Frances L. Simon of Pueblo; one son, Nick (Judy) Simon of Westminster; one stepson, Robert L. Rhoades of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and six grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers; John (Mary) Simon of Springdale, Ariz.; Charles (Rachel) Simon of Conway, Ariz. Mr. Simon was born on Jan. 3, 1904, in Arkansas and lived in Pueblo for the past 35 years. Member of St. Pius X. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday, June 28, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 1986, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Simon, Robert E.
Robert E. Simon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2001 - Age 66, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Tina Simon; and previous wife, Marge Simon. Survived by his loving wife, Sheri; children, Brett and Michelle; stepchildren, Marcus, Jamie, Kristine; and nine additional stepchildren also survive. Robert was past president and past secretary of Rocky Mountain Chapter FBI National Academy Associates and a retired Pueblo Police Chief. He was also a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks No. 90. Memorial service Monday, 11 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Family will greet friends at the church hall after the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20853 in his memory.

Simonelli, Mari
Mari Simonelli – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Mari Simonelli is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mari Simonelli: Italian, age 25, single. He was a miner 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.

Simonich, Frances J.
Frances J. Simonich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1999 - Frances J. Simonich, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 1999. Survived by son, Robert (Marlene) Simonich; grandsons, Robert (Terri) Simonich and Michael (Michelle) Simonich; sister, Isabel Kovacich; and brother, Frank (Lillian) Russ. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph W. Simonich in 1972; son, Ray and Carol Simonich; grandson, Jim; one sister and two brothers. Mrs. Simonich was a member of St. Mary Church, K.S.K.J. St. Joseph Lodge No. 7, Christian Mothers Society, Slovenians Women's Union of America Branch No. 3 and Slovenian Ladies Glee Club. Viewing, Monday and Tuesday, noon until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Simonich, Joseph
Joseph Simonich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1987 - Joseph Simonich of 1729 E. Abriendo, Aug. 4, 1987. Brother of Katherine Spencer of the family home; Mildred (Philip) DeChiarante, Red Bank, N.J., and Anna Skube, Indio, Calif. Uncle of Mary Ann Spencer, Pueblo; Joe Ann Madruga, formerly of Indio, Calif.; Katherine Terregon, Bend, Ore.; Joanne Wight, Chattam, N.J., Dianne Samp, Irvine, Calif.; Edward Skube, Virginia; John Simonich and Nicholas Simonich, both of Bend, Ore. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Simonich was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and CFU, St. Jacob's Lodge No. 402. He was a veteran of service with the United States Army during World War II and was a retired employee of the CF&I Steel Corp. At the time of his retirement he was employed in the Nail Room. Prior to his employment with the CF&I, Mr. Simonich worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends at the Parish Hall following the cemetery committal. They respectfully request that gifts of food be omitted.

Simonich, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Simonich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Shirley Ann Simonich, 66, of Pueblo, passed away July 21, 2000. Survived by children, Mike Simonich and Mary Beth Simonich; a grandson, Jason Simonich, cousin, Mary Lee Ford; and special friend, Gretchen. Shirley was a dedicated member of the Claremont Seventh-day Adventist Church. She played the piano and organ for the church, as well as touching other lives with her gift of music at funerals and weddings. She also was a dedicated Denver Bronco fan. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, Claremont Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Simons, Edith Felectia
Edith Felectia Simons - Newspaper Unknown – February 2006 - Trinidad, Colorado - Edith Felectia Simons, 96, died Feb. 18, 2006, in Trinidad. She was born March 3, 1909, in Spearmore, Okla., to Robert and Bernice (Jollif) Harvey. She was married Oct. 8, 1926, to William L. Simons in Raton. Her family moved in 1927 to the T.O. Ranch located in the Raton area where Edith's father ran the ranches dairy operation. This is where she met William Simons, whom she married Oct. 8, 1926. >From this union they had three children: Katherine, William and Mary. The couple was together for 53 years, before Bill's death in 1980. She was a hard working woman, even with being a full-time homemaker and mother. She still found time to attend Primero High and graduate in the class of 1939. At the ceremonies her eldest daughter, Katherine, played in the band. While living at the mine camp of Valdez, Colo., she was a member of the ladies first aid team, which captured the State Champion title in 1943. She was one of the original members of the Trinidad Art Guild established in 1973. Some of the companies she worked for were the Fredrick Coal Mine, Jamieson's Department Store and Las Animas County Health Department from which she retired at the age of 62. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Bill and daughters Katherine Johnson and Mary Owen, great-granddaughter Jennifer Coen, brothers Robert and Louis Harvey and sister Ella McCauley. She is survived by brother Cecil (Rose) Harvey, Gardner, Colo.; daughter-in-law Marge Simons, Trinidad, nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was Feb. 23 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the First Southern Baptist Church on Santa Fe Trail Drive. Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Dave Simons, John Simons, J.R. Butero, Mark Simons and Ky Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Harvey, William Butero, Timothy Owen, Matt Johnson, Vince Johnson and John Pitts. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Simons, Justin
Justin "Bert" Simons - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 28, 1989 - Justin "Bert" Simons, 72, of Colorado Springs died Thursday at his home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mount Nebo Cemetery, Aurora. Feldman Mortuary, 1673 York St., Denver, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Simons is survived by his wife, Isabel; two sons, Mark Alan of Pueblo and Richard L. of Denver; a daughter, Janet Brandt of Denver; a brother, Laurence "Larry" of California; and two grandchildren.

Simons, Mark Alan
Mark Alan Simons - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2005 - Mark Alan Simons, 51, passed away Aug. 27, 2005. Service in Aurora.

Simony, Anthony J.
Anthony J. (Buck) Simony - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2004 - Anthony J. (Buck) Simony. Born Sept. 13, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo. Passed away July 17, 2004. Eldest born child to Peter and Rose Simony, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Simony; brothers, George (Genevieve) Simony, Jack Simony; nephew, Michael Simony. Survived by brothers, John (Daphne) Simony, Edward (Agnes) Simony; sister, Catherine Simony; sister-in-law, Peggy Simony; nephews, James (Marilyn) Simony, Robert Simony, Paul Simony; nieces, Joyce (Greg) Laney, Therese (David) McNeilly, Barbara Hammond, Annamarie (Carl) Covi. Also survived by several generations of nieces and nephews. Anthony graduated from the University of Detroit as a chemical engineer. He worked for the Goodyear Aircraft Corp. and the Anaconda Copper Co. He then became an agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., from which he retired. He was an active member of St. Patrick's Parish and an avid bridge player. A very special thanks to Dr. Michael Wood, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the wonderful staff at Life Care. Visitation, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at St. Patrick's Parish. Father John Farley celebrant. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Parish in Anthony's memory.

Simony, Genevieve Lucille
Genevieve Lucille Simony - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1997 - Genevieve Lucille Simony, born April 9, 1915, passed away July 10, 1997. Survived by her husband, George P. Simony, of the family home, and daughter, Joyce Anne (Greg) Laney, Maiden, N.C. Grandmother of Jenette (John) Hobby, Pueblo West, Colo., and Kristy (Kevin) Renzelman, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by three great-grandchildren, Johnny, Leighann and Wyatt- sister, Gerry (Dave) Keys, Pueblo, Colo.- brothers, Leonard (Betty) Harman, Pueblo, Colo., Clifford (Jerry) Harman, Chula Vista, Calif., and Claude Harman, Denver, Colo.- niece, Kathy Harman- nephew, Greg Keys, Pueblo, Colo.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Simony was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Therese, Beta Sigma Phi and the Assistance League of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 3502 St. Clair.

Simony, George P.
George P. Simony - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - George P. Simony, 89, born Oct. 19, 1913, passed away Feb. 7, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Simony; and brother, Jack Simony. Survived by his daughter, Joyce Anne (Greg) Laney; grandchildren, Jenette (John) Hobby and Kristy (Kevin) Renzelman; great-grandchildren, Johnny and Leighann Hobby and Wyatt Renzelman; sister, Catherine Simony; brothers, Anthony Simony, John (Daphne) Simony and Edward (Agnes) Simony; sister-in-law, Peggy Simony; and numerous nephews and nieces. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. He was the President of C&W Railway and retired after 47 years. He was a member of BPOE No. 90. George enjoyed golf and reading. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to thank the staff of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, especially the West Nurses Station and also the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care of George.

Simony, Jack J.
Jack J. Simony - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1999 - Jack J. Simony, 78, passed away Jan. 31, 1999. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Peggy Simony- and his children, Robert (Debbie) Simony and Barbara Simony Hammond. Grandfather of Jacob, Joshua, Jared, and Jonah Whitcomb, Dawn (Chris) Rogue, Kristina (Ryan) Nemeth, Randy, Brian and Curtis Swartz- as well as two great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers, Anthony (Marie) Simony, John (Daphne) Simony, George Simony and Edward (Agnes) Simony- sister, Catherine Simony- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Simony was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Pueblo. He spent four years as Sergeant in the U.S. Army European Theatre during World War II, and was the recipient of the Combat Infantry Medal and a Bronze Star Medal. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis, past president of the Nocturnal Society, minister of Christian Service, taught religion classes for 30 years and was the First Lector in the city of Pueblo. Mr. Simony worked for the Rio Grande Railroad for 20 years and retired from the Linde Division of Union Carbide after 25 years of service. Rosary, Thursday, 6 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Fort Carson.

Simony, Marie Anne
Marie Anne Simony - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2002 - Marie Anne Simony, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 13, 2002. Born Oct. 29, 1911, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Survived by loving husband, Anthony J. Simony; sisters, Hazel (Andy) Andrews, Louise Whaley, Margie (Hamilton) Brown; sisters-in-law, Catherine and Peggy Simony; brothers-in-law, George, John (Daphne), Edward (Agnes) Simony; numerous nieces and nephews. Marie loved her volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was an avid bridge player and started bridge clubs in several local parishes. She was an office nurse for Dr. McGonigle for 10 years. A special thanks to the staff: Life Care Center, Dr. Michael Wood and Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at St. Patrick's Church. Entombment, at Imperial Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Simpleman, Amile Louis
Amile Louis Simpleman - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 29, 2000 - Amile Louis Simpleman, 78, of Canon City, formerly of Denver, died Feb. 23. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Mr. Simpleman was born in Berwind on Oct. 22, 1921. He married Eloise Simpleman. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired sales representative and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include sons Robert, Noel and Mica; daughters Lynda Anderson, Willane Dye, Shawna Eaton, Niki Mitchell, all of Denver, Denyse Kunz of Canon City; brother Felix of Walsenburg; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Simpleman, Carolyn T.
Carolyn T. Simpleman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1998 - Carolyn T. Simpleman, 76, of Walsenburg died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998. Survived by her husband, Felix Simpleman, Walsenburg; sons, David (Andrea) Simpleman and Tom (Don) Simpleman, Colorado Springs; daughter, Debbie (Tim) Lombard, Pueblo; grandchildren, Mindy, Mandy, Matt and Meri Simpleman, Sheila and Jason Lombard; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joann March and Ann Begley; brother, John Budd; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday with Father Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - October 15, 1998 - Carolyn T. Simpleman, 76, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 12, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she had been a patient. Born July 15, 1922 in Ravenwood to the late Frank and Mary Bolantic Slevc, she taught at St. Mary School and in the public school system in Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church, a long time member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a pink lady at Huerfano Medical Center. Mrs. Simpleman is survived by her husband of 57 years, Felix, Walsenburg; two sons, David and Tom, Colorado Springs; a daughter, Debbie Lombard, Pueblo; two sisters, Joann March and Ann Begley; one brother, John Budd; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Simpleman, David
David Simpleman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2006 - David Simpleman, a Colorado Springs resident and teacher, was born March 18, 1945 and passed away July 8, 2006. Survived by wife, Andrea; one brother, Tom Simpleman; and one sister, Debbie Lombard. Visitation will be held Friday, July 14, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Mass, Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Drive. Inurnment will be Monday, July 17, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery on 26th Street.

Simpleman, Felix
Felix Simpleman - Huerfano World - March 4, 2004 - Felix Simpleman departed this life on Feb. 28, 2004. His loving wife, Carolyn, preceded him in death. To cherish his memory, he leaves children, David (Andrea) Simpleman, Tom (Don) Simpleman, and Debbie (Tim) Lombard; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Felix was a Jewel Tea salesman in Southern Colorado for over 25 years. He was a very kind and loving father. He was also a person who touched many hearts with his wonderful sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Namaste Alzheimer's Center in Colorado Springs. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, with the Rosary on March 2 and Funeral Mass on March 3. Burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery. A reception followed at the Iron Horse Restaurant.

Simpleman, Rose
Rose Simpleman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Age 83, of Trinidad, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Engleville, Colo., to Louis and Josephine (Martinet) Bilotti. Rose was married to Leroy Simpleman for 63 years. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Rose was an active member of Holy Trinity Church and School. She was a member and officer of both the Catholic Daughters and the PTA. Rose had many friends of all ages and interests, among whom were members of the Anniversary Club. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Simpleman; parents, Louis and Josephine Bilotti; sister, Mary Bonato. She is survived by her children, Shirley (Sister Rosaleen) Simpleman, S.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara (Joe) Dwyer, Northglenn, Colo., Col. Louis (Jo Ann) Simpleman, Dumfries, Va., Robert (Joyce) Simpleman, Grand Junction, Colo., Charles (Jackie) Simpleman, Trinidad, Colo., Rosalie (CJ) Amato, Trinidad, Colo.; brother, Joseph Bilotti, Trinidad, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Bob Hagan, S.J., as celebrant. Interment in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Pat Dwyer, Chris Simpleman, Mike Dwyer, Robby Simpleman, Doug Simpleman, Gianni Amato and Mario Amato. Memorials may be made to the Trinidad Catholic Schools or to the Namaste Alzheimer's Home, 2 Penrose Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. The family may be contacted at 1717 Arizona Ave., Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Simpson, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1987 - Anna Marie Simpson passed away Sept. 10, 1987. Survived by her children, George W. Osterhout, Dorothy M. Stewart, both of Denver, Lee W. (Kathryne) Simpson of Pueblo, David R. (Ann) Simpson, Montgomery, Ala.; grandchildren, Linda (Carl) Schweiger, Denver, Joy (Merle) Ledbetter, Rule, Texas, William (Linda) Simpson, Canon City, David K. (Kathy) Simpson, Thomas (Suzanne) Simpson, Vicky Adkins, all of Pueblo, David R. (Cheryl) Simpson, Robin (Kay) Simpson and Carol (Scott) Fowler, of Montgomery, Ala.; one nephew, William (Gladys) Fetrow, Flint, Mich. Also survived by 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, William I. Simpson in 1961 and great-grandson, Andrew Lee Simpson. Born Sept. 21, 1900, in Granite, Colo., and had been a lifetime Pueblo resident. Member of the Church of the Nazarene. Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Flores and the Rev. Don Nelson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Lee W. Simpson, 26280 Williams Lane.

Simpson, David R.
David R. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2006 - David R. Simpson, 69, a native of Pueblo, Colo., and a resident of White City, Ala., departed this life for his heavenly home on Wednesday Dec. 28, 2005. Funeral services will be held Sunday Jan. 1, 2006 at 2p.m., from the White Pond Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Lyon and Rev. Rodney Culpepper officiating. Burial will follow in the White City Cemetery. Preceded in death by his parents William Isom and Anna Simpson. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of forty seven years, Sarah "Ann" Simpson of White City, Ala.; two sons and daughters-in-law, David (Jr.) and Cheryl Simpson of White City; Robin and Joy Simpson of Prattville, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Scott Fowler of Titus, Ala.; one brother and sister-in-law Lee and Kathryne Simpson of Pueblo, Colo.; one sister Dorothy Stewart of Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Roy and his wife Kim, Matt, Danny, Kadee, Casey, Kristofer, Sarah, Marybeth, and Rachel ; one great-grandchild, Savannah; three nephews and their spouses, William and Linda, Thomas and Sue, David and Kathy; three nieces, Linda, Joy, and Vicki. Serving as active pallbearers will be Thomas Simpson, David Simpson, William Simpson, Patrick Lanier, Steve Arendsen and Scott Arendsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill McGaha, Pete Huett, Sonny Chavers, Milton Donovan and L.D. Arendsen. Mr. Simpson served for twenty-three years in the U.S. Air Force and the Alabama Air National Guard. He will always be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Visitation will be held from the White Pond Baptist Church Saturday afternoon Dec. 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Simpson, Isobel P.
Isobel P. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2003 - Isobel P. Simpson, 74, born April 26, 1929, passed away Oct. 10, 2003. Survived by her daughter, Viki (Harry) Rossi of Washington; and grandchildren, Darius and Amanda DiFatta. Isobel was a supervisor in the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital X-ray Department. She won the state title of the Women's Golf Association in 1950, and was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame in 1987. At her request, cremation with no services.

Simpson, Jack
Jack Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2000 - Jack Simpson. In loving memory of Jack Simpson, born on June 29, 1944, passed away Sept. 24, 2000. Survived by wife, Quana Simpson; daughter, Tiesha; son, Triston; brother, Joe; niece, Joanna; nephews, Jackie Paul and Mann; grandchildren, Quintin, Paige and Zachery. Also his pup Tillie; numerous other family members; and very good friend Karly. God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around him and whispered, come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Simpson, Jess M.
Jess M. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2006 - Jess M. Simpson, 80, passed away March 18, 2006. Husband of Lois. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Simpson, Kenneth D.
Kenneth D. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Kenneth D. Simpson, 63, of Las Vegas, Nev., died July 23, 1997. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Wilderness, Mo. He was owner/operator/retired retail sales. Veteran of U.S. Army and Air Force, having served in the Korean War. Survived by wife, Wanda A. Simpson- and daughter, Penni Simpson, both of Las Vegas, Nev.- sons, Gary Simpson, Pueblo, and Timothy Simpson and Zane Simpson, both of Las Vegas, Nev.- sisters, Sue Zupanzic, Kansas City, Mo., and Bea Frisbie, Lake of the Ozark, Mo.- brother, Billy Joe Simpson, Cheraw, Colo.- and six grandchildren. Private service. Arrangements handled by Palm Mortuary-Eastern, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, Nev. 89123, (702) 361-4040.

Simpson, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2005 - Mary Ann Simpson, 67, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, April 4, 2005. Mary is survived by her father, Gerald Hansen; sister, Yvonne (Tony) Panariso; nephew, Anthony Panariso; nieces, Andrea (Simon) Panariso and Nicole Panariso; and great-nephew, Chance Ayala. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will follow.

Simpson, Mary Monette
Mary Monette Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1999 - Mary Monette Simpson, 65, of Colorado City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Tulia, Texas. She was a longtime hair dresser in Arlington, Texas, and enjoyed being in charge of SRDA dinners in Colorado City and Rye for the past two years. Preceded in death by her parents, Verla Lee and Margaret Simmons Simpson; and by her sister, Etta Sue Melon. Survived by children, Kathy Bechaver, Ronald (Jill) Dorrough, Bruce (Sharon) Dorrough, and Calvin Dorrough; grandchildren, Billy Bechaver, James Dorrough, David Bechaver, Amy Dorrough, Ashley Bechaver, Lindsey Dorrough, Jessle Dorrough, and Brandon Dorrough; and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister, Leta Mae (Eddie) Pruitt; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Rye Home United Methodist Church. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 96911, Washington, D.C., 20090-6911.

Simpson, Mary R.
Mary R. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2002 - Mary R. Simpson, 85, born May 20, 1917, passed away Nov. 25, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, George Simpson; parents, Frank and Celistina Martino; eight brothers, Mark, Joe, Fred, Frank, John, Bill, Richard and Anthony Martino; and two sisters, Lena Baker and Helen DiSanti. She is survived by her son, Richard (Connie) Simpson; and grandchildren, Robert (Michelle) Simpson and Rachelle (Kelly) Bak. Also survived by three great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Samantha Simpson and Brock Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Simpson, Maude
Mrs. Maude Simpson - Wray Rattler - July 19, 1917 - Mrs. Maude Simpson, aged 29 years, wife of Fred Simpson, committed suicide by shooting herself through the head with a high-power rifle at her home southwest of Monument.

Simpson, Michael B.
Michael B. Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2003 - Michael B. Simpson, 49, passed away Jan. 3, 2003. Survived by his loving wife, Robin D. Simpson; children, Emily and Ryan Simpson; mother, Lois Torri; father- and mother-in-law, Don and Mary Rien; siblings, Scott Simpson, Karen (Frankie) Ford, Becky Torri and Bonnie (Larry) Zerfas; sisters-in-law, Vicki (Don) Hammond and Debbie (Luigi) Nunez; brother-in-law, Don Rien; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mike is predeceased by his father, Frank A. Torri. He was a loving father and husband. He enjoyed remodeling and woodworking. Always on-call to his friends and family whenever they needed anything done or fixed. He will be deeply missed. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his children in care of Roselawn Funeral Home.

Simpson, Ronald Craig
Ronald Craig Simpson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2000 - Ronald Craig Simpson passed away Jan. 20, 2000, in Pueblo. Ron was born in Albuquerque, N.M. on Jan. 20, 1943, to Stephen Oliver and Lucille Irene Craig Simpson. His family lived in several areas of the country while their father served in the Navy, including Massachusetts, Nebraska and New Mexico, before settling in Pueblo. He was a partner in Millet & Simpson Booksellers since 1977. His interests included American Indian culture, paleontological artifacts, old cars and genealogy, and he could play the piano by ear. He collected books as well as cameras and did much genealogical research in cemeteries and libraries around the country, and was a published author in the fields of genealogy and history. He was a founding member of the Studebaker Club in Pueblo and a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian & Book Sellers Association. Ron was also the founder and president of the International Contortionists Society and publisher of the worldwide newsletter, Limber Times. Ron was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry H. and Elizabeth J. Oliver Simpson; maternal grandparents, Clarence W. and Alma D. Goode Craig; as well as his parents. He is survived by his sister, Caroline (Dave) Griffiths; his life and business partner, Leland Millet; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Simpson, William F.
William F. Simpson - Huerfano World - June 9, 1994 - Funeral service for William F. Simpson, 82, of Roswell, NM, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in La Veta Cemetery under the direction of the Huerfano Masonic Lodge. Mr. Simpson died in Roswell Jan. 7, 1994 and was cremated. Born in a coal camp near Walsenburg, he was the son of Vince and Jane Simpson. He was employed by the City of Walsenburg power plant. Survivors include his wife Dorris of Roswell.

Sims, Albert
Albert Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Age 81, longtime Pueblo resident, departed this life Dec. 30, 2001. Born April 29, 1920, in Sunflower, Ala., he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of sergeant. He retired from CF&I Steel with over 36 years' service in the rail mill department. He was proud that he never missed a shift. His hobby was bowling. Mr. Sims is predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Lucinda (Robinson) Sims; six brothers, Jordan, Roosevelt, Jo Nathan, Booker T., Ben Junior and Oberdean Sims; a sister, Penell Crear; cousin, Beatrice Johnson; daughter, Irma Andrew; father- and mother-in-law, James and Viola Bailey. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 55 years, Indiana Lee Sims; two sons, James (Cindy) Sims and Gary Sims; special friend and caregiver, Patricia Susan Gray; sister, Louella (Nollie) Jackson; a brother, Ernest Sims; grandchildren, Kimberly Sutton, David Andrew Jr., Carrie Lynn Willmert, Cynthia Marie Martin, Jamie Lee Anna Sims, James A. Sims II, Ty Russel Jones, Kristen DeeAnn Sims; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mesa and Pine streets, Rev. David Malcom Jr. officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Mountain View Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 321 Jefferson St.

Sims, Betty M.
Betty M. Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Betty M. Sims, 80, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 26, 2003. Survived by husband, J. C. Sims. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Rocky Ford, Colo.

Sims, Ethel E.
Ethel E. Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1998 - Ethel E. Sims, age 86, of Lamar died June 18, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 1998, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to service time Monday. Memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.

Sims, Harold A.
Harold A. Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2001 - Harold A. Sims, 83, departed this life for a more peaceful one on Aug. 18, 2001. He was born on June 14, 1918, in Paonia, Colo., to Lyle A. Sims and Anna Rebecca "Bessie" (nee Morrell) Sims. Harold was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 52 years, Velma Cole Sims; his parents; and his brother, Homer L. Sims. He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Wayne) Doerr and Sandra (Damon) Clark, all of Pueblo; sister, Norma Jean (Arlan) Feil of Grand Junction; grandchildren, Caleb Cole Doerr, Brice T. Clark, and Kimbre R. Clark; and special friend, Vivian Hughes. Harold was an award-winning State Farm Insurance Agent for 43 years. In business, he truly enjoyed serving his customers, many of whom became lifelong friends. Harold served as a Technical Sargent in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was active in the United Methodist Church serving on official boards and as an annual conference delegate for many years. Harold was an involved member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, A.F. & A.M. and a Shriner. Harold spent his youth ranching in Paonia; this led to a lifelong passion and respect for God's earth. He loved to garden and he enjoyed summertime trips to farmers' markets in the area. He was a loving, devoted family man and will be greatly missed. He will lie in state on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. The funeral service will conclude with the Rose Croix Service. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may direct gifts to the Masons' Scholarship Fund or the Sims' memorial fund at First United Methodist through the funeral home.

Sims, James Albert
James Albert (Jim) Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2004 - James Albert ( Jim ) Sims 54, departed this life suddenly on Dec. 12, 2004, in Loveland, Colo. James was born on Feb. 20, 1950, in Pueblo, to Albert and Indiana Sims. Preceded in death by his grandfather, James Bailey, Nov. 26, 1978; grandmother Viola Bailey, Jan. 30, 1985; father, Albert Sims, Dec. 30, 2001; sister, Irma Jean Andrews, Jan. 2, 2001; and Baron, the family pet. Leaving behind his wife, Cindy Sims. Survived by mother, Indiana Sims; brother, Gary (Susan) Sims; children, Cynthia (David) Gilsdorf, Carrie (Matthew) Willmert, Jamie (Anthony) Sims-Haro; and son James Albert Sims of Pueblo. Survived also by seven grandchildren, Kyle Martin, Kayla Gilsdork, Luke and Scott Willmert, Dominique Sims-Brown, JaeLeah Sims-Goforth and Shasa Sims-Hara; nieces, Kimberly Sutton of Denver and Kristen Sims of New Mexico; nephews, David Andrews Jr. of Denver, DeShawn Jones, Rocky Ford, James Jones, Colorado Springs, Ty Jones of Pueblo; special friends, Linda Brown, Paul Wimberly and Deborah of Denver, Thomas Vigil of Pueblo; also Spanky Sara and Oggie, special family pets. James graduated from Central High School in 1968, he also attended college at SCSC in Pueblo. James had several jobs right out of high school until he landed his lifelong job at Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad where he was employed, also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Division 256. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. James had a great love for life and family, never without a kind word or smile on his face, always willing to help out anyone at any time. Dear dad and friend: It broke our heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Missing you with a grief beyond all tears. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., the Rev. Orval Miles, officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Sims, James Edward
James Edward Sims - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1987 - James Edward Sims, 57, of Fowler, died unexpectedly Nov. 27, 1987, in Twin Falls, Idaho. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery.

Sims, Jenna Marie
Jenna Marie Sims - Pueblo Chieftain – September 01, 2006 - Jenna Marie Sims, 7, of Minot, N.D., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 29, 2006. Jenna was born in Fort Collins, Colo., on April 17, 1999. She spent the first six years of her life in Madison, Wis., and her final year in Minot. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Tauri Sims; and brother, Matt of Minot; grandparents, Harry and Rita Sims of Pueblo, Leo (Joyce) Neuerburg of Jones Creek, Texas, and Justeena Lang (Nima Gyaltsen) of Denver. She also is survived by the following aunts, uncles and cousins: Mark Sims, Joan Sims, Lisa, Matt and Lauren Knight; Nancy, Travis and Braden Medina; Alicia and Craig Marshall; Matt, Terri, Caden, Lauren and Jordan Neuerburg; and Tenzin Gyaltsen. Jenna is fondly remembered and loved by her family members and friends. She had a wonderful personality, an infectious laugh and sparkling smile. This past spring, Jenna returned to Wisconsin to visit friends, and this past summer she visited with family and friends in Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. In light of what happened, these trips have taken on a special significance to all who were able to enjoy her jubilant presence. She was Daddy's little cuddle bug and Mommy's precious angel. Although Jenna's passing has left a void that can never be filled, her family and friends take some comfort in the knowledge that a part of Jenna will live on in the lives of the children who received her organs. She will be missed dearly. A funeral service for Jenna will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – September 02, 2006 - Jenna Marie Sims, 7, of Minot, N.D., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 29, 2006. A funeral service for Jenna will be held at 1 p.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Interment will be across the road from the church at Roselawn Cemetery. To honor Jenna's memory and spirit, a memorial has been set up to obtain playground equipment at her school in Minot, N.D. Donations may be sent to Minot Area Schools Federal Credit Union: Jenna Sims, 215 Second St. S.E., Minot, N.D., 58701.

Sims, Jessie L.
Mrs. Jessie L. Sims - Pueblo Chieftain – September 7, 1973 - Mrs. Jessie L. Sims (nee Hughes), Pueblo resident last 80 years, late of 425 Gaylord, passed away [at the] Pueblo Manor Nursing Home, Sept. 6, 1973, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Sims is preceded in death by her husbands; Jasper Reader, in 1933 and True Sims, in 1971 and by her son, Howard E. Reader in 1970. Mrs. Sims was the only surviving charter member of Listen and Learn Club for the blind. Survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret G. Reader of the family home, and her grandson James H. Reader, Littleton, Colo.; two great-grandsons also survive. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel. Interment, Roselawn.

Sims, Michael P.
Michael P. Sims – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – September 19, 1985 – Medical Student Discovered Dead in Trinidad Motel – Michael P. Sims was a brilliant medical student from England who was spending five weeks touring the United States. His body was found in a Trinidad motel Sept. 10, and authorities are trying to find out what happened. Not even the cause of his death has been established. Sims, 22, who held dual American-British citizenship, was the son of Lt. Col. Park Sims, who taught physics the Air Force Academy from 1973 to 1978. The elder Sims is now stationed in Bentwaters, Suffolk, England. During Park Sims' tour of duty at the Air Force Academy, the family lived in Red Rock Ranch in Monument. "The only thing we can surmise is that (his car) overheated and a hitchhiker helped him get it started again," said retired Air Force Col. Hugh Nevins, Sims' godfather. Sims left the Nevins home in Monument about noon Sept. 9 with plans to drive to Albuquerque, N.M. Trinidad police detective Tom Lucas said Sims, who was staying at the Columbine Motel in Trinidad, was last seen about 11 p.m. Sept. 9 in a Trinidad liquor store. Lucas said there were no signs of physical abuse on Sims' body. He said results of further autopsy tests may help determine whether Sims' death was accidental. Lucas said Sims' car and personal belongings were stolen, adding to speculation Sims may have been murdered. The car was recovered at a truck stop about two miles south of Trinidad. Still missing are Sims' watch, his British driver's license, camera equipment and an athletic bag. Also missing was Sims' Classical VISA charge card. Lucas said police are trying to locate a white man, 28 to 29 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds, who may have information regarding Sims' death. The man was last seen wearing a green Army field jacket and may have a mustache or beard. Lucas is asking for anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect or merchants who have sold merchandise to someone using the VISA card to call Trinidad Police Department Investigations at 1-846-4440.

Sims, True
Mr. True Sims - Pueblo Chieftain – April 8, 1971 - Mr. True Sims passed away April 7, 1971. Pueblo resident of 45 years. Retired from Southern Colorado Power Company. Survived by wife Jessie of the family home and cousin Clinton Garber of Pueblo.

Sinclair, Calvin E.
Calvin E. Sinclair - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1999 - Calvin E. Sinclair, 58, of Pueblo West, passed away suddenly Monday, Jan. 25, 1999. He enjoyed target practice, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his loving family, especially his two grandsons. He had spent 25 years at the Colorado State Hospital as a security guard, he was currently in his fourth year at Boeing Security. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marie Sinclair- and son, William E. Sinclair. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of 34 years- son, Lane (Patty) Sinclair of Pueblo West- father, George E. Sinclair of Calhan- sister, Irene (Chris Mayer) Combs-Mayer of Avondale- brothers, Ronald Sinclair of Calhan and Kenneth (Pat) Sinclair of Muskogee, Okla.- grandsons, Dillon and Sean of Pueblo West- and numerous other relatives. At Calvin's request cremation. Family may be contacted at (719) 547-2641.

Sinclair, John H.
John H. “Jack” Sinclair - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2003 - John H. "Jack" Sinclair, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2002. He was born April 1, 1922, in Sturgis, S.D., to Clyde E. and Lucy M. (Keffler) Sinclair, and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1940. During World War II he was a sergeant in the U. S. Army Aircorp, serving as a radio code instructor. Following the war, he became a ham radio operator (call letters WOYYJ) and began his career in broadcasting. He worked at KCSJ-radio as a transmitter engineer in 1948. As the industry grew, he transferred to KCSJ-TV, which later became KOAA-TV. He worked in all aspects of the business, retiring in 1989 as assistant general manager and program director. A devoted husband and father, he enjoyed sports, playing the guitar, gardening and family research. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion and several genealogical societies. He is survived by Gloria Ona (DeBono) Sinclair, his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Kristi, son-in-law, Charles T. Edwards; and granddaughter, Leighanna Edwards, all of Marshall, Calif.; sister, Therese Mariner; and brother, Dale Sinclair, both of Clifton, Colo.; brother, Bruce Sinclair of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, Pueblo. Interment will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association or the Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society through the funeral home.

Sinclair, Marilyn E.
Marilyn E. Sinclair - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2005 - Marilyn E. Sinclair was born on Dec. 23, 1943, in Pueblo, Colo. She left this earthly body on Feb. 27, 2005. Marilyn was raised south of Avondale, Colo. She graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1961, and went to beauty school and became a beautician. Most of her career was working at Margaret's Unicorn Fantasy Salon. Marilyn married Calvin E. Sinclair on May 25, 1965. Marilyn was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, her paternal grandparents; father, Henry L. Mayer; husband, Calvin E. Sinclair; and infant son, William E. Sinclair. She is survived by her son, Lane (Patty) Sinclair; mother, Eileen (Earl) Swallow; brothers, Chris (Irene) Mayer, George (Sherry) Mayer; sisters, Peggy (Floyd) Russell, Susan (Jim) Cafourek; grandsons, Dillon and Sean Sinclair. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and aunt, Madlyn Mayer. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Majestic Baptist Church, Pueblo West, Colo.

Sindeband, Allan L.
Allan L. Sindeband - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2005 - Allan L. Sindeband passed away April 29, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 9, 1922, in New York City, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Richard (Lesli) Sindeband and Michael (Renee) Sindeband; two stepchildren, Gerene (McCarty) Norton of Boise, Idaho, Greg (Karen) McCarty of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Most of his working career was in the steel industry, the last 30 years were with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation (CF&I Steel). Six of those years were spent at a plant in Claymont, Del., with the balance in Pueblo, where he began as a senior industrial engineer and later promoted to superintendent of materials handling dept. Allan retired in 1982, from the safety department. He served with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II from 1942 to 1945. Allan loved his family first, then golfing, fishing and spending time traveling. His other hobbies were painting, writing and playing the banjo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Allan through Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Church of the Ascension, 18th and Grand.

Sinderman, Walter John
Walter John Sinderman – Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1989 – Walter John Sinderman, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 11, 1989. Mr. Sinderman was born in Pueblo Aug. 12, 1900. He retired from Walters Brewery after 35 years of service. Mr. Sinderman was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 676, Neenah-Menasha, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances (Leffler) Sinderman in July of 1972; his parents, Frank Sinderman in 1923, and Louise Sinderman in 1931; his brother Frank Sinderman in 1961; his sisters, Elizabeth Fineran in 1985; Laura Sadewhite in 1987; and Wilhelmina Moore in 1980. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Ann L Schmuck and Robert F. (Lucille) Moore Sr. of Pueblo; Betty Lou (Morris) Samarin, Chino Valley, Ariz.; Quinn (Ruth) Moore, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Lawrence (Sandra) Moore, Paris, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews by marriage, Robert (Adele) Lalich, Carol Moran and Mary Ellen Newton all of Denver; Debbie (David) McCloskey, Fort Collins and 20 great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Parshall, Tabor Lutheran church officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with committal service by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 80.

Sindt, Ina S.
Ina S. Sindt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1997 - Ina S. Sindt, 88, of Colorado Springs, died Sept. 10, 1997. She was born July 2, 1909, in Wanette, Okla., to Curtis Selby and Sally Paul. On Aug. 11, 1942, she married Otto Sindt in Denver. Member, Methodist church. She was always energetic, smiling and happy and always loving and always loved. Colorado Springs resident for 66 years, having previously resided in Oklahoma, California and Texas. Preceded in death by parents- five brothers- two sisters- two children- and first and second husbands. Survived by daughters, Sally Ann Foster, Fort Collins, Norma Jean Avery, Colorado Springs, and Francina Cynthia Swarz, Ventura, Calif.- sons, Tony Noland Lucus Jr., Ocean Shores, Wash., and Eddie Lee Sindt, Concord, Calif.- brothers, Eddie Selby, Colorado Springs, and Orville Selby, Norman, Okla.- sisters, Bessie Pelfrie, Levelland, Texas, Maudie Hammer, Geneva Malbrough and Estelle Neal, all of Colorado Springs- 17 grandchildren- 39 great-grandchildren- and eight great-great-grandchildren. , 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe, Fountain, Colo. 80817, Pastor Nikki Johnson officiating. Burial in Memorial Gardens, Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Fountain, 1003 N. Santa Fe, Fountain, Colo., or Hospice of the Comforter, 2790 N. Academy Blvd., No. 100, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80917.

Sing, Quong
Quong Sing - Huerfano World - December 11, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1919: Quong Sing, owner of the Silver Club Cafe, was found murdered Wednesday evening, evidently for the bag of gold coins he was known to have. [Editor's Note: Quong Sing died December 10, 1919. Obituary listed World Independent, December 12, 1919, Page 1.]

Singer, Olive
Olive Singer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1987 - Olive Singer, longtime English professor at Pueblo Junior College before her retirement in 1965. Services pending.

Singleton, Lydia
Lydia Matilda Singleton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2002 - Affectionately known as Gran-Gran by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was formerly of Colorado City, Colo., Amarillo, Texas, and Lubbock, Texas. She passed on to her Lord on Jan. 17, 2002, at 5:53 p.m. She was born Feb. 2, 1904, at McGregor, Texas. She attended Providence Community School, and graduated from Plainview High School in Plainview, Texas. She married Edward Clay Singleton on Feb. 3, 1926, and moved to Amarillo that same year. Confirmed a Lutheran, she later joined the Methodist Church when 21, and has remained a Methodist all of her life. She has been active in the Ladies Friendship Sunday School and the United Methodist Women. Lydia was an officer of the Amarillo Federation of Women, the TED Club, Antique Collection Club, Bonita Chapter No. 181 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile. She was active in Senior Citizens of Colorado City, AARP, Konnie's Kitchen Band, several bridge clubs and attended Colorado City Community Church. Mrs. Singleton was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Singleton, in 1970; and a daughter, Verna Lou Brown, in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Edean (Henry) Blackburn of Colorado City; six grandchildren, including Edie (Henry) von Muegge of Longmont, Colo., Budd (Lynne, Dr.) Blackburn of Fort Collins, Sander (Linda) Blackburn of Mead, Colo.; Cindy, (Dr.) Wolf-Rubin of Santa Monica, Calif., Kelly (Michele) Brown of Draper, Utah, Dean (Lisa) Brown of West Jordan, Utah; and 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Adrian Comer. A graveside ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, will be conducted by the Rev. Leslie Barnett. Donations may be given to the Charity of Choice.

Singleton, Robert Louis
Robert Louis Singleton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Robert Louis Singleton, 69, born Oct. 9, 1929, in Wheaton, Ill., to Leonard Monroe Singleton and Anna Jewell Singleton. Bob went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 1, 1999. He leaves cherished memories with his wife of 50 years, Gaylee- six sons, Robert Lee (Mary), Arvada, Gary (Phyllis), Donald (Brenda), James (Donna), Ronald (Kay), and William (Nicole), all of Pueblo West- 14 grandchildren- one great-grandson- and many nieces, nephews, other family and special friends. Preceded in Heaven by his parents- his stepfather, Cecil McLean- and by sisters, Lillian, Lucille- and brothers, Leonard and Lyle. Survived by sisters, Lanette Moore of Artesia, Calif.- and Shirley McFarland of Anaheim, Calif. Robert was a member of Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 9 for 25 years, until his retirement in 1977. He owned varied businesses, including B&P Plumbing and Heating and Bob Singleton's Boarding Kennels. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, horses and time with friends over coffee, but his joy and happiness was his family -- being with and doing for them, and seeing them happy. Bob attended Soaring Eagles Christian Center Church, Pueblo West, and Praise Assembly of God, Pueblo. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ deeply and lived to see his entire family serving Him. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by many. Services to celebrate Bob's life will be Tuesday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. at Praise Assembly of God. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted by mail at 1365 W. Carrizo Springs Ave., Pueblo West, 81007. Donations may be made to the Christian Children's Fund in care of the funeral home in his memory. Viewing, Sunday, noon-5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Singley, Everett
Everett Singley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Everett Singley, 74, born March 2, 1932, passed away April 6, 2006. Survived by his son, Brian (Tracey) Singley; granddaughters, Merritt and Mattie; special friend, L.J. Morini; brothers, Dud and Harold Singley; twin sister, Evelyn Fender; sisters, Pauline McKinney, Tommie Jean Tipton and Jimmie McGee. Everett was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 and enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. He was retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. At his request, cremation. The family will receive friends for a memorial gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2006, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in Everett's memory may be made to the Eagles Scholarship Fund.

Sinkovich, Kenneth
Kenneth Sinkovich - Huerfano World - May 15, 2003 - Kenneth Sinkovich was a local miner and rancher. Kenneth was born in Raton, NM, on June 16, 1913. He married his wife, Lena Chiesi on Feb. 20, 1941 and they were married for 55 years. Lena preceded Kenneth in death on Oct. 10, 1996. Kenneth started working in the Alamo Coal Mine near Walsenburg in 1935. In 1942 he went into the Army and served in New Guinea and the Philippines during WWII. He was in Manila Bay during the Japanese bombing. In addition to his campaign ribbons, Kenneth received the Bronze Star. Kenneth was discharged in 1945 and returned to Walsenburg to work in the coal mines and on the farm. In August 1974, he retired from mining after 38 years while working at the Allen Mine near Trinidad. Kenneth remained active in mining as secretary for the local organization of the United Mine Workers of America for many years. In addition, he was the UMWA health representative and assisted local miners and their families secure black lung and medical benefits. He continued tending to his cattle until almost 80 years old. Kenneth was an active member of the SNPJ Lodge 299 for over 60 years where he served as president for more than two decades. In his later years he delivered numerous funeral eulogies as a lodge and United Mine Workers of America representative. He served as treasurer for the school board in Walsen Camp and was an active member of the Democratic Party. Kenneth has two daughters, Valerie (Don) Sorenson, of Westminster, and Susan (Steve) Tronick, of Parker; and four grandchildren, Donny Sorenson, Michael Sorenson, Shannon Tronick and Nadia Tronick. The family would like to thank those who helped with their care and compassion over the years, specifically Dolly Vigil, Kim Whitman, Kathy Carpenter, Marge Farrin and Sue Ellen Hogan.

Sinon, Desire
Desire Sinon - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Desire Sinon is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Desire Sinon as a Hungarian, age 23, and single. He was working as a "timberman" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Sintas, Andres Richard
Andres Richard Sintas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Andres Richard Sintas, 41, affectionately known as "Bessemer" and "Vato Loco," passed away Feb. 6, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Puebloan, Mr. Sintas was born Aug. 19, 1958. He worked as a laborer for various landscaping firms. He enjoyed professional wrestling, working on model cars, listening to hard rock music and riding his bike all over Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Rose Sintas, Moises Gonzales, Minnie and Dave Trujillo and Vivano Del Ao, and his mother, Dora C. Sintas. Survived by his father, Andres Sintas Sr.; children, Bernadette and Maria; siblings, Geraldine Marti Eleanor Sintas, Christine and Billy Sintas; special friend, Roxanne Quintana; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Eli Negron officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2701 Santa Fe Drive.

Sintas, Dora C.
Dora C. Sintas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1997 - Dora C. Sintas, 56, passed away Oct. 9, 1997. A Pueblo resident for most of her life, she was born April 23, 1941, in Trinchera. She enjoyed watching her novellas, cooking and caring for her grandchildren and family. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Abundia (Cruz) Abeyta- stepfathers, Viviano De La O Sr. and David Trujillo- sister, Fanny Escarida-brother, Kiko Cisco" Abeyta- grandson, Vincent Jaquez- in-laws, Alfredo and Rose Sintas. Survived by husband, Andres Sintas Sr.- children, Geraldine Martinez, Eleanor Sintas, Christine Sintas, Andres Jr. and Billy Sintas- grandchildren, Jerry Jaquez, Isabel Jaquez, Bernadette Sintas, Maria Sintas, Andrea Sintas- three great-grandchildren, Myia Jaquez, Felicia and Angel Sintas- brothers and sisters, Pete (June) Abeyta, Teddy (Eppie) Abeyta, Viviano Jr., Gilbert (Tillie) Abeyta, Ray (Nancy) De La O, Jim (Alice) Abeyta, Mittie (Ron) Solano, Lucy (Greg) Rodrigues, Ida (Tony) Gonzalez, Joe (Trudy) De La O- in-laws, Alfred (Stella) Sintas, Mike (Lydia) Sintas, Frank (Della) Sintas, Gilbert Sintas, Mary Pino- numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today at Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 7 p.m. Monday. , 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services, Four Square Victory Chapel, 4227 St. Clair. Pastor Eli Negron officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2701 Santa Fe Drive.

Sintas, Gilbert
Gilbert Sintas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2000 - Gilbert Sintas, 64, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord February 29, 2000. Born January 2, 1936, in Maxwell, N.M. Preceded in death by his father, Alfred Sintas; mother, Maria Rosarito Sintas; step dad, Moyses Gonzales; and son, Thomas (Larry) Sintas. Survived by children, Gilbert (Frances) Sintas Jr., Pueblo, Julian Sintas, Pueblo, Diana James, Clovis, N.M., Mary Elaine Deal, Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Shirley, Gilbert III (Angela) Sintas, Gina Martone, Rebecca and Mary Garinger, Thomas Ranson, Heather, Ashley, Burgundy Deal, Chelsea and Destry Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Chad Garinger, Isaac, Jeremiah and Mariah DeHerrera, Amanda Marie, Mariah Leeann, Mirandea Marie, Samuel (Cahgito) Sintas, Angelo (Boo Boo) Sintas Jr. and Victor J. (Liar) Sintas; godson, Ruben V. Sena; brothers, Alfred (Stella) Sintas, Andres Sintas, Pueblo, Mike ( Caroline) Sintas, and Frank (Della) Sintas both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Mary (Tony) Pino, Pueblo; devoted friend of 10 years, Martha Gonzales, and family. Also leaves behind Val and Kim Trujillo; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Family may be contacted at the home of his sister, Mary, at 3930 Fairfield.

Sintas, Ruth
Ruth Sintas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2001 - Ruth Sintas, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 14, 2001. Born April 3, 1923, in Tapia, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Vicente and Esperanza Parelta. Survived by children, Oliver Perez, Louise (Fred) Pacheco, Denver, Josephine Pacheco, Pueblo, Clara (Bill) Dana, North Miami Beach, Fla., Paul (Margaret) Perez, Craig, Colo., Joe (Tracie) Perez, Pueblo, Vincente (Barbara) Perez, Pueblo, Lucy (Carlos) Benaviedes, Hollywood, Fla., and Ted Perez, Pueblo; brother, Manuel (Ruth) Sena, Denver; 37 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. Ruth enjoyed collecting dolls and knickknacks, dancing and the time she spent with her family cooking. She was the last surviving member of her generation. Funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place.

Sintera, Jose
Jose Sintera – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Jose Sintera is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Jose Sintera: Mexican, age 28, married with no surviving children. 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.

Sinton, Mary
Mary Seabolt Sinton - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 24, 2006 - Mary Seabolt Sinton died September 18, 2006 at home after a long illness. She was born the oldest of three children to Fred and Bea Porter Seabolt on May 5, 1929 in Cerulean, KY. She moved to Colorado Springs at the age of 13 and attended South Jr. High and Colorado Springs High School (now Palmer.) Mary and Melvin Sinton were married in 1947 and had three children. She and the children followed Mel in his career moves to Pueblo, Denver, Fort Morgan, back to Denver and finally in 1975, back to Colorado Springs. During these years, Mary acquired an Associate Degree from Northeastern Junior College, BS and BA Degrees from CU Boulder, and earned a Masters Degree from Colorado Medical School as a Physicians Associate. She practiced Pediatric Medicine at a neighborhood clinic in Denver. Her interests were varied by gardening and reading were her favorite activities. She retained a close relationship with a large extended family, but her own family was her greatest love. Survivors are her husband, Melvin Sinton; her children, Tom (wife Carol) of Port Angeles, WA, Lynda Sinton (husband Jack Calkins) of Parker, CO, David Sinton of Colorado Springs, CO; her beloved sister, Betty Parsons, of Canon City, CO; a brother, J. F. Seabolt/Doty, of Austin, TX; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two nieces, one nephew, and the best friends in the world. Per her wishes, there will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Evergreen Chapel Restoration Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Sipas, Joseph
Joseph Sipas - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Sipas, Louie
Louie Sipas - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Sipes, Fireman
Fireman Sipes – Aspen Weekly Times – May 10, 1890 – Colorado Railroad Wreck – Fountain, Colo., May 7. – A special to the Times says the north bound freight train was side-tracked at the Denver & Rio Grande yards last night near the town, and the Trinidad and Durango express for the south, due at 2:51 a.m. to pass, the freight crew left the switch open and the express engine, baggage car, smoker and one coach were thrown from a 14 foot embankment. The engineer of the passenger saw the open switch, but was unable to stop the train, it being down grade. The engine was badly damaged and fireman Sipes was killed. Engineer Dan Meek escaped by a miracle, receiving only a few bruises. There were very few passengers in the smoker's coach, as nearly all were in two sleepers which did not leave the track. Those in the cars that left the track escaped without injury, other than a shaking up. The tender, baggage and smoking cars were turned over and the day coach was thrown on its side and one sleeper derailed, but none of the passengers experienced any bruises. Fireman Sipes was 31 years old and married. His body was taken to Pueblo.

Sipes, Guiseepi
Guiseepi Sipes - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Guiseepi Sipes is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Guiseepi Sipes as a Hungarian, age 20, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Sipes, Pearl
Pearl Sipes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Pearl Sipes, 81, passed away April 17, 2003, in Pueblo. Among her survivors are her children, Betty (Jim) McHodgkins and Jerry Sipes, both of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Pikes Peak Methodist Church in Colorado Springs. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Pikes Peak Methodist Church through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomery- steward.com.

Sipos, Luigi
Luigi Sipos - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Luigi Sipos is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Luigi Sipos as a Hungarian, age 21, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Sirand, M.
M. Sirand - Aspen Daily Chronicle - August 8, 1890 - Murdered by Tramps - Cucharas Junction, Col., Aug. 7 - Two tramps arrived here last night from the south and, after hanging round the depot until the passenger train had gone out, they proceeded to an engine standing on a side track where they found the engine hostler, Harry Foster. With a revolver drawn they told him to hold up, at the same time firing at his head and barely missing. After getting his watch they held up M. Sirand, securing his watch and about $20. They then shot him in the stomach and made their escape. An engine was sent immediately to Walsenburg after a physician but Sirand died before the physician arrived. At 11:30 p.m. the sheriff and a posse of men came here from Walsenburg to hunt the murderers and are still scouring the country, but so far as known without success. Sheriff Dick this morning ordered bloodhounds from Trinidad which are expected to arrive here at 12:10 p.m. to-day. The sheriff thinks the bloodhounds will soon run them down, as they have plain tracks. The murdered man was from Pueblo. Refused Transportation - Trinidad, Aug. 7 - In response to a request from Cucharas for bloodhounds to track the tramps who murdered the car repairer at Cucharas Junction last night, officers and bloodhounds went to the depot to take the train and were refused transportation. The hounds did not go. One Murderer Caught - Pueblo, Aug. 7 - One of the Cucharas murderers has been caught to-night at Rouse station by Sheriff Dick.



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