The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Sisk, Fred E.
Fred E. Sisk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 1998 - Fred E. Sisk, 81, longtime area attorney and judge for the 16th Judicial District, died July 4, 1998. Survived by sons, Bill Sisk of Broomfield, Chuck (Terre Rushton) Sisk of Louisville- daughters, Katherine Hill and Elizabeth (Oran) Hutton, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.- sister, Virginia Prejean of Dallas, Texas- former wife, Jean Langford of Santa Rosa, Calif.- and eight grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Thomas Hinni, C.M., officiating. Private family inurnment in Higbee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the charity of choice.

Sisneros, Adrian D.
Adrian D. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Adrian D. Sisneros, 39, of Pueblo, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2005. Born March 6, 1966, in Pueblo to the union of Aurelio and Dora Sisneros, who survive him. Also survived by his daughter, Danniell Sisneros; siblings, Aurelio (Suzette) Sisneros III, Aaron Sisneros and Athena (Luciano) Lucero; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Adrian was a cancer survivor and was loved by all. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and prayer service to follow at 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Pius Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both prayer service and interment.

Sisneros, Anna Isabel
Anna Isabel Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1987 - Anna Isabel Sisneros, late of 503 Stanton, died Feb. 9, 1987. Mrs. Sisneros lived in Pueblo since 1950 and was formerly of Maxwell, N.M. She was a nurse's aide at Parkview Episcopal Hospital in the children's ward and an auxiliary member of the Moose Lodge. Survived by her husband, Samuel Sisneros, and a sister, Jessie Rizzo (John), of New York City. She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Mestas, in 1984. Seven nephews and nieces also survive. Funeral arrangements pending at Mt. Carmel Church. Family will receive friends at 503 Stanton. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with Father Sullivan officiating.

Sisneros, Benita E.
Benita E. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Benita E. Sisneros. God called her to her eternal home Dec. 20, 1986. She moved to Pueblo 29 years ago from Wagon Mound, N.M. She was born April 3, 1892. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rosenaldo Sisneros, 1971; also a son, Juan Sisneros, 1948; and one daughter, Eufemia (Eufie) Martinez, Aug. 11, 1985. She Is survived by three daughters, Angie Hernandez of the family home, Pilar (Don) Martinet Fowler; and Mary L. Martinez, Springer, N.M.; three sons, Margarita (Irene) Sisneros, Alfonso Sisneros and Lawrence Sisneros, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary; 7:30 p.m. today and Mass of Christian Burial, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Father Richard Becker officiating. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. The family may be contacted at 2128 Driftwood.

Sisneros, Berlinda T.
Berlinda T. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Berlinda T. Sisneros, 53, of Colorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2006. Born May 2, 1953, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Salomon and Martha Sisneros. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Albert Sisneros. She is survived by her husband, Sylvestre Reyes; children, Danny, Serena, Bernadine, Gregory, Freddie, Raymond, Michelle and Dennis; siblings, George (Pauline), Kathy (Eddie), Salomon (Peggy) and Joey (Paula); grandchildren, Destiny, Faith, Danny and Alexander; and numerous relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel with Pastor Salomon Sisneros Jr. as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Sisneros, Domicinda
Domicinda Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Domicinda Sisneros, 94, affectionately known as "Cindy'', passed away Nov. 15, 1987 A Pueblo resident for the past 39 years and formerly of Maxwell, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Herminio Sisneros, in 1960; son, Leo J. Sisneros, in 1982, and grandson, Robert J. Sisneros, in 1987. Survived by children, Angie Shurtz, Cleo Ulibarri, Martha Carrillo, Sam (Marie) Sisneros, Herman (Emma) Sisneros, Victor (Helen) Sisneros, Joe (Emily) Sisneros and Mildred (Raford) McCormick all from Pueblo, and Jennie (Mike) Lopez of Manassa. Daughter-in-law, Victoria Sisneros. Survived also by 35 grandchildren. Five generations of grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sisneros, Eva Mae
Eva Mae Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2004 - Eva Mae Sisneros, 41, passed away August 14, 2004. Born December 1, 1962 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Duran and sister, Theresa Duran. Survived by her special friend, Jim Rayburn; father, Manuel Duran; children, Joyce Sisneros, Joanna Sisneros, Ralph Duran; two grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Funeral Mass, 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2004, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Reception to follow.

Sisneros, Filbert
Filbert Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1986 - Filbert Sisneros, 64, died June 20, 1986. Pueblo resident since 1962, and formerly of Trinidad. A World War II U.S. Army veteran. Preceded in death by wife, Esther Sisneros (1974), grandsons, Carlos and Ben Sisneros, and daughter-in-law, Yvonne Sisneros (1979), and mother, Ida Gonzales (January 1986). Father of Marcella (Walter) Hopkins and Ben Sisneros and grandfather of Pearl and Christine Hopkins, all of Pueblo. Brother of Louise Valdez of Denver; and Lila Anderson of Trinidad. Survived by aunt, Stella Quintana. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Military honors by the American GI Forum Ritual Team. Friends and relatives will be received at 1125 Euclid, home of daughter, Marcella Hopkins.

Sisneros, Francisco Walter Sr.
Francisco Walter Sisneros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2006 - Francisco Walter Sisneros Sr., 64, Pueblo resident for the past 60 years, passed away on April 27, 2006. Francisco was born June 21, 1941, in Wagonmound, N.M., to Inocencio and Eufrica Sisneros. He was preceded in death by his father; grandmothers, Benita Sisneros and Rosa Romero; aunt, Eufie Sisneros; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jose M. Ortiz; and brother-in-law, Mel "Junior" Ortiz. Francisco served in the U.S. Army and was a longtime insurance salesman. He received the million-dollar producer award and eventually became the owner of his own agency. Francisco was the starter of many tasks and was the sole proprietor of Popingo Video. Francisco dedicated many years to delivering The Pueblo Chieftain, instilling his work ethic in his children. He was a dedicated family man; he loved to take the kids to races at Beacon Hill Raceway, camping, motorcycle trips and on many vacations. When it came to supporting his children and grandchildren in sports, he was their biggest fan. He was always there for his children and grandchildren, whether they needed a ride to school, a ball game or a ride home. Francisco prided himself on working hard to keep his family together. He loved his morning coffee and frequently got his day started with close friends and he was never late for happy hour after work. Francisco enjoyed going to Walgreen's with his daughter and walking up and down the aisles, stopping to talk to everybody. Francisco is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Susie Ortiz Sisneros; children, Ethan (Lisa) Sisneros, Pamela (Ernie) Sisneros-Baca, Nathan (Deanie) Sisneros, and Walter (Gina) Sisneros; mother, Eufrica Sisneros; siblings, Martha Trinidad, Leo (Charolette) Sisneros, Ray (Angie) Sisneros and Shirley (Mike) Knibbe; in-laws, Joe (Frances) Ortiz, Eddie (Barbara) Ortiz, Pat (Judy) Ortiz, Elaine (Richard) Zamora, Florence (Alex) Ortiz-Nykoluk, Charolette (Felix) Salas, Bob Ortiz and Bertha (Alvin) Espinoza; 11 grandchildren, Ethan (Bernadette) Sisneros Jr., Brian Sisneros, Jason Sisneros, Terra Sisneros, Jacob Sisneros-Baca, Jovanna Sisneros, Sydney Kaai-Sisneros, Nia Li Sisneros, Christopher Rafferty-Sisneros, Desiree Sisneros and Francisco "Cisco" Sisneros III; two great-grandchildren, Raelynn and Jaelynn Jimenez; and a host of other relatives and friends. We would like to thank Hospice for all the care given to our beloved husband and father, especially Liz, Kay, Brenda, Stella, Shawna, and Deacon John. We will forever be grateful to you all. Contributions may be made in Francisco's memory to 3003 Franklin Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81008 in care of Frank Sisneros. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rev. J. William Huber, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2006 - Francisco Walter Sisneros Sr., also preceded in death by brother-in-law Reuben S. Trinidad.

Sisneros, Gearld Dean
Gearld Dean "Ya Ya" Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1997 - Gearld Dean "Ya Ya" Sisneros, 36, of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 20, 1997. Born on Oct. 29, 1961, in Pueblo. Survived by his mother and father, Victor and Helen Sisneros of Pueblo- brothers, Anthony (Anita) Sisneros, Henry (Carmen) Sisneros and Dave Sisneros, all of Pueblo- sisters, Maxine Aguilar (Orlando Gonzales), Sandra (Jon) Nededog and Annette (Jim) Gurule, all of Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and one great-nephew, Jason Sisneros Jr. Preceded in death by grandparents, Erminio and Domincinda Sisneros and Elsisandro and Maxine Romero- aunt, Dora Burnett- brother-in-law, Don A. Quintana- uncle, Leo Sisneros, and cousin, Bobby Sisneros. Gearld's life was his mom and dad. He loved to cook and his hobby was fixing bikes. Every kid on the block brought their bike to him because they knew he would never say no. He loved his dogs, Big Dude and Ranger, and his daily walk to the river with his best friend, his brother, Dave. Viewing, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, 7 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, 10 a.m. at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Nunez. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home.

Sisneros, Jose Reynaldo
Jose Reynaldo Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2002 - Age 80, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., born July 21, 1921, in Dahlia, N.M., passed away Feb., 22, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Estella L. Sisneros; children, Dolores Spradlin of Apache Junction, Ariz., Jose Sisneros of Boulder, Colo., Joe Robert (Cecelia) Sisneros of Phoenix, Ariz., Toni Sisneros (Bob Valdez) of Salem, Ore., Cathy Martinez (Leonard) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Darlene Sisneros (Emilio Lobato) of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Magdalena Duran of Pueblo; and brother, Jose V. Sisneros of Santa Rosa, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose Amador and Dolorita Sisneros; and 12 siblings. Jose retired from the CF&I after 37 years of service in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sisneros, Josephine
Josephine Sisneros – Pueblo Star Journal – October 8, 1973 – Josephine Sisneros, late of 1502 E. Sixth, died Oct. 7. Wife of Art Sisneros and mother of Gloria, Arthur Jr., Leroy, Patricia and Dianna Sisneros, all of the family home. Sister of Dorothy Finn, Mary Vigil, Carmen Chavez, Margaret Martinez, Dora Garcia, Fermin Martinez, Manuel Anthony Martinez and Charles Martinez, all of Pueblo, Roy Martinez of California and Abe Garcia of Utah. Mrs. Sisneros was a member of St. Leander Parish. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Complete arrangements pending. Also survived by an uncle, Sam Metotes of Pueblo.

Sisneros, Larkin
Larkin Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Larkin Sisneros, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 22, 1954, passed away Aug. 11, 1998. Survived by his parents, Herman and Emma Sisneros of Pueblo- brothers, Ken and Roberta Sisneros and Glen and Susan Sisneros of Denver, Colo.- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Herminio and Domicinda Sisneros and Max and Fedelina Trujillo. Larkin was an Eagle Scout in his early age and enjoyed the Broncos, fishing, the outdoors and being with his friends and family. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Sisneros, Lawrence
Lawrence Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Lawrence Sisneros, passed away March 4, 2004. Born January 9, 1934 in Wagon Mound, N.M. to the union of Resenaldo and Benita E. Sisneros. Preceded in death by parents, sisters, Pilar Martinez, Eufie Martinez, Mary Martinez, Angie Hernandez; and brothers Inocencio and Juan. Survived by brother Margarito, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2004 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, CM, celebrant. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Sisneros, Lee
Lee "Cisco" Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2000 - Lee "Cisco" Sisneros, 81, departed this life Sept. 29, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Lee was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Milagros, N.M., to the union of Felipe and Paz (Lucero) Sisneros. He was a retired meat cutter. He resided in Pueblo for the past 49 years. Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dora Sisneros; children, Phillip (Edith), Ernest (Susan), Jerry, Dennis and Lorraine Sisneros; siblings, Isabel Salazar, Mary Garcia, John (Madeline) Sisneros; sisters-in-law, Josephine and Maryann Sisneros; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Sisneros loved to spend time in Cripple Creek, purchase lottery tickets. He also enjoyed family gatherings, walking and gardening. Lee loved attending church. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family receiving friends at 32 Chestnut Drive. Full military honors by Pueblo Ritual Team.

Sisneros, Marcelino Pedro
Marcelino Pedro Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1998 - Marcelino Pedro Sisneros, 46, of Pueblo passed away unexpectedly Sept. 1, 1998. Survived by parents, Tomas (Mary Ann) Sisneros- sisters, Lucinda (Armen) Condo, Caroline Trujillo, Florence (Al) Alcala and Patsy (Robert Chavez) Sisneros- brothers, Tomas Sisneros Jr. and Danny (Tammy) Sisneros- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his sister, Rosalie Bonney. Marcelino graduated from East High School in 1971 and from Pueblo Community College Machinist School in 1990. He loved to fish. Marcelino also served in the Army from 1972-1974 at Fort Brag, N.C. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. today. Family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall after the service.

Sisneros, Marie S.
Marie S. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Age 76, affectionately known to family and friends as Socorro, departed this life Feb. 11, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Socorro was born Aug. 12,1925. She was a retired salesperson and window dresser for the former Lerner's clothing store. She graduated from Central High School, class of 1942. She loved to dance, attend any type of a family gathering, where she was the life of the party, and never told the same joke twice. Preceded in death by her parents, Aurelio and Virginia (Acosta) Gonzalez; favorite aunt, Rayo Mata; sister, Socorro Gonzalez; husband, Samuel B. Sisneros; first cousins, Ray and Maria Mata. She leaves to cherish her memory goddaughter, Vera (Keith) Carpenter; cousins, Jennie (J.C.) Martinez, Delfino Mata, Virginia (Jose) Espinoza; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews to include Georgina (Joe) Daffin; special friends, Dee Prelesnik, Carmen Baca and Pepa Garcia. Both services, St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Vera Carpenter home.

Sisneros, Martha
Martha Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2001 - Martha Sisneros, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2001. Born in Maes, N.M., to the union of Jose Leon and Victoria Sandoval on Nov. 23, 1923. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Salomon Sr.; son, Albert; sisters, Erma Sandoval and Mary Sandoval; and brother, Archie Sandoval. Surviving her are her children, George (Pauline), Berlinda (Leroy) Bernal, Kathy Sisneros, Salomon Jr. (Peggy), Joey (Paula) and Tommy Sisneros; sister, Simon (Gilbert) Montano; brothers, Willie Sandoval, Leonard (Andie) Sandoval, and Alvin Martinez. Also survived by 26 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends; and special grandson, Salomon III. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 7 p.m. Monday, Pueblo Apostolic Church of Jesus, 1320 N. Kingston. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Services to be officiated by Pastor Paul Cordova.

Sisneros, Nicholas R.
Nicholas R. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2003 - Nicholas R. Sisneros, 79, born Dec. 6, 1923, passed away March 28, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Julia Sisneros; wife, Cecilia Sisneros; sister, Jesse Guerro; grandson, Nick T. Sisneros; and brother, Lupe Sisneros. He is survived by his children, Nick T. Sisneros, Mike Sisneros, Rosanna Martinez and Joanna Lopez; special companion, Genevieve Espinoza and family; 13 grandchildren; special granddaughter, Gayle Lopez; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Ochoa, Sterling, Colo., Eleanor Delgado, Aurora, Colo., and Molly Martinez of Colorado Springs; brothers, Joseph and Martin Sisneros, both of Aurora, Colo.; as well as 26 nieces and nephews. Nick was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran serving in the South Pacific. He worked 32 years in the blast furnace at the CF&I Steel Corporation. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Sisneros, Robert Joe
Robert Joe Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 1987 - Robert Joe Sisneros, 29, late of 648 Jackson, born Dec. 2, 1957, in Pueblo, passed away April 9, 1987. A 1976 graduate of Central High School and a U.S. Navy Veteran with 4 ½ years of military service and in active Reserves. Survived by parents, Mr. Joe (Emily) Sisneros and Mrs. Mary Archuleta of Pueblo. One sister, Kathy; one brother, Frank, and stepbrothers, Art and Pete; grandmother, Mrs. Domicinda Sisneros; special friend, Carol Martinez; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial.

Sisneros, Samuel B.
Samuel B. Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2002 - Age 89, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 3, 2002. Born Nov. 19, 1912, in Springer, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Herminio and Domicinda Sisneros; also preceded in death by his first wife, Isabel Sisneros; one brother, Leo Sisneros; two sisters, Mildred McCormack and Juanita Lopez. Survived by his loving wife, Marie Sisneros of the family home; brothers, Herman (Emma) Sisneros, Victor (Helen) Sisneros and Joe (Emily) Sisneros, all of Pueblo; sisters, Cleo Ulibarri, Las Vegas, Nev., Martha Carrillo, Pueblo, and Angie (Ted Encinias) Shurtz, Pueblo; sister-in law, Victoria Sisneros, Pueblo. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was a WWII Army veteran and had 25 years of service at CF&I. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Celebrant, Ed Pettit. Interment Imperial Cemetery.

Sisneros, Sandra Atencio
Sandra (Atencio) Sisneros - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 18, 2009 - Sandra Sisneros, age 40, a long time resident of Colorado Springs, passed away on February 12, 2009 in Colorado Springs. Sandie was born on May 12, 1968 in Pueblo, Colorado, a daughter of the late, Alfred and Dolores Ortega Atencio. She was a big animal lover and enjoyed playing bingo and going on trips to Cripple Creek. She also loved spending time with her family and friends on camping and fishing trips. Sandie is survived by her son, Matthew Blair of Livermore, California, daughters, Selina A. Blair and Mariah Sisneros, both of Colorado Springs, 2 brothers, Rodney (Sebrena) Atencio of Evans, Colorado and Roque Atencio of Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 sisters, Deborah (Kevin) Morales of Colorado Springs, Stacey Atencio, Barbara Atencio and Lisa Atencio all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins, whom she loved very much. Sandie was also preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ramona Duran and her paternal grandparents, Roque and Eulalia Atencio. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February, 19, 2009 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 20, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure through the funeral home office.

Sisneros, Tomas
Tomas Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1998 - Tomas Sisneros, 85, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998. He loved to visit with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed dearly by his wife of 65 years, Maryann- and by his children, Lucy (Armen) Condo, Caroline Trujillo, Tom Sisneros Jr., Florence (Clarence) Alcala, Patsy (Robert Chavez) Sisneros and Danny (Tammy) Sisneros- brothers, Liborio (Dora) Sisneros and John (Maggie) Sisneros- sisters, Isabel Salazar and Mary Garcia- as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his children, Rosalie and Marcelino. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives at the Eagles Lodge, 3801 Thatcher.

Sisneros, Victor Anthony
Victor Anthony “Nante” Sisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2005 - Victor Anthony “Nante” Sisneros, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, Victor A. Sisneros Sr.; brother, Gerald Sisneros; grandparents, Erminio and Domicinda Sisneros; and brothers-in-law, Don Quintana and Paul Aguilar. He is survived by his loving mother, Helen Sisneros; wife, Juanita Chavez; sons, Jerid (Mandi) Sisneros and Jason (Sonia) Sisneros; mother to their children, Susan Thompson; step-children, Crystal Chavez, Kim and Steve Roybal; brothers, Henry (Carmen) Sisneros and Dave Sisneros; sisters, Maxine Aguilar, Sandra (Jon) Nededog and Annette (Jim) Gurule; grandsons, Jason and Seth Sisneros; granddaughters, Summer and Saelym Sisneros; seven step-grandchildren; Goddaughter, Amanda Lee Silva; Godson, Chris Flores; Godparents, Angie Shurtz and Joe Sisneros. Victor was a long time car salesman. Viewing from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, and vigil service to follow at 6 p.m., at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Leander Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sisneros, Victor Anthony Sr.
Victor Anthony Sisneros Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2003 - Victor Anthony Sisneros Sr., 74, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 2003, with his loving family at his bedside. He was born May 4, 1929, in Manassa, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Erminio and Domicinda; son, Gerald; brothers, Leo and Sam Sisneros; sisters, Jennie Lopez and Mildred McCormick; son-in-law, Don Quintana; nephews, Bobby and Larkin Sisneros; niece, Veronica Sisneros. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Sisneros, with whom he was united in marriage on Oct. 29, 1952. They celebrated 50 years of marriage. Also survived by daughters, Maxine Aguilar, Sandra (Jon) Nededog and Annette (Jim) Gurule; sons, Victor Anthony (Nita) Sisneros, Henry (Carmen) Sisneros and David Sisneros; three sisters, Cleo Ulibarri of Las Vegas, Nev., Martha Carillo and Angie (Ted) Shurtz, both of Pueblo; two brothers, Herman (Emma) Sisneros and Joe (Emily) Sisneros, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday; all at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Burial at Imperial Cemetery. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Sisson, Paul E. Sr.
Paul E. Sisson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1986 - Paul E. Sisson Sr., 65, passed away May 9, 1986, in a local hospital following an extended illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lillie, and by five brothers. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; two sons, Paul (Rene) Jr., of Pueblo, and William F., of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Roy L. (Dixie), of Pueblo, and Hartley B. (Blanca), of Santa Monica, Calif.; four sisters, Nova (Cortez) Lack, Fresno, Calif., Mildred Sailsbery and Joyce (Al) Anderson, Stockton, Calif., and Elizabeth Anderson, Stockton, Calif. Also survived by grandchildren, Michelle, Melinda, Sandra, Michael, Donna, Jennifer, and Jeremy Sisson, Mr. and Mrs. James Blanc, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lane, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Frazier, all of Pueblo, and Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Peterson of Goshen, Ind. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sisson had been a resident of Colorado since 1925 and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from State Farm Insurance Co. in 1983 and was previously employed by W. A. Wills and Jess Hunter Ford. Service at 2 p.m. Monday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home with the Rev. Orlando Jantz officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to service time Monday. Friends and relatives will be received at the family home.

Sisson, Wanda Fiana
Wanda Fiana Sisson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1998 - Wanda Fiana Sisson, passed away Oct. 28, 1998. Born Jan. 24, 1923, in Littlefield, Texas, to Ada F. (Blanc) and Charlie Lewis who precede her in death. She moved to Colorado at the age of six. She was married to Paul E. Sisson on Jan. 15, 1940, who also preceded her in death in 1986, as did her step-father, John R. Blanc- four brothers, Orville, Chuck and Thomas Lewis and Jack Blanc. Survived by her two sons, Paul E. (Michelle) Jr., Pueblo and William F. (Joanne) of Rochester Hills, Mich.- 10 grandchildren- two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren- brother, Jim (Alberta) Blanc- sisters, Mary Petersen, Florida, Virginia Frazier, Geraldine (Gerald) Lane, Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Mildred Salisbery, Washington, Joyce (Al) Anderson, Margaret (John) Brooks, Elizabeth (Clifford) McGhee, all of California, Ruth Lewis, Colorado Springs and Hilda Blanc, Pueblo- brother-in-law, Ray (Dixie) Sisson of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She worked at the Pueblo Army Air Base and Pueblo Depot Activity, retiring in 1978 after 28 years of service. She was a member of AARP and NARFE. Visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family may be contacted at the home of Geri Lane, 65 Massari Road.

Sisson-Tingtella, Cheryl
Cheryl Sisson-Tingtella - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2004 - Cheryl Sisson-Tingtella passed away at her home on Friday, June 25, 2004. Cheryl is survived by her mother, Mearl Thornburgh; brother, Michael (Susan) Thornburgh; children, Michael (Dawn) Sisson and Melinda (Buddy) Grett; and grandchildren, Avery and Chase Sisson. Cheryl was a 1963 graduate of East High School and a 1967 graduate of Southern Colorado State College. She was a local artist/craftsperson, specializing in three-dimensional fabric and mixed media. A private memorial service will be held Thursday, July 1, 2004, for the family. The family asks that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

Sitton, Joseph
Joseph Sitton – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – One of the largest funerals ever held in this city was that this morning of Joseph Sitton, an old and highly respected resident which took place from the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Jackson, at 8:30 o'clock and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church, where high mass was celebrated by Rev. Alexander Dreane. The full church choir rendered music. The church was filled with hundreds of friends. The floral pieces were magnificent. The flower bearers were William O'Grady, Thomas Lally and R. D. Curd, and the casket bearers were Bernard Evans, Andrew Parla, E. N. Johnson, Frank Zidahl, A. H. Smith & James Ryan. Interment was in charge of Mc Mahon and Collier.

Sitton, William E.
William E. Sitton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1917 - William E. Sitton, a resident of Pueblo for the past 35 years and well known in the community, passed away yesterday at his home, 1100 Topaz Avenue, following an illness of several months. Mr. Sitton was 40 years of age and was a contractor by occupation. He came to Colorado from Kansas 35 years ago and had resided in Pueblo since that time. He was a man whom everyone respected, a straightforward, upright citizen who had the affairs of his city at heart at all times. He is survived by two children, Allie and Lucy Sitton, and a brother, James Sitton, all of Pueblo. He was a member of camp No. 7111. M. W. A. of this city. The remains were removed to the McCarthy undertaking parlors and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Sivils, John T. III
John T. Sivils III - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - John T. Sivils III, 100, born Nov. 21, 1896, died Sept. 1, 1997. Survived by wife, Mable V. Sivils- son, John R. (Violet L.) Sivils- grandchildren, Ginger (John) Dagenais, Pueblo, and Karen (Terry) Merkle, Ambler, Pa.- great-grandchildren, Desiree (Jeff) Duewiger, David (Emily) Dagenais, Devon and Ariene Merkle- and great-great-grandchildren, Chance Duewiger and David Lee Dagenais. Johnnie," as he was affectionately known to his friends, was born in Warrensburg, Mo., to John T. Sivils II and Virginia Lee Sivils. Preceded in death by sister, Rubye Harris. Maybe it was appropriate that he died on Labor Day, as he had labored from the age of 10 when he used to help his father cut walnut logs in Missouri to the day that he retired at the age of 75 as foreman of a batch plant for Roberts-Western Construction Co. Some of his various jobs included the following: call boy for A.T. &S.F., bicycle shop owner, skating rink manager, auto mechanic, onion farmer, millwright, sawmill operator, truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Johnnie had helped build La Veta Pass, Wolf Creek Pass, La Junta Air Base, Pueblo Air Base, Pueblo Ordinance Depot, The Air Force Academy, as well as various portions of I-25, I-40, I-70 and I-80. He loved the game of baseball and played with many small town teams in Southeastern Colorado during the 1920s. The thing that describes Johnnie's character best may be the time, at age 12, that he went back into the family's burning home in La Junta, Colo., and carried out his sister, Rubye, who had all her hair burnt off in the fire. At Johnnie's request, he will be cremated. Service will be held at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 2 p.m. Friday. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Sivils, Mable
Mable V. Sivils - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2002 - Mable V. Sivils, 93, passed away Nov. 26, 2002. Born June 9, 1909, in Crescent, Okla. Preceded in death by her husband, John T. Sivils III, in 1997; her parents, a brother and a sister. Mable is survived by her son, John R. (Violet L.) Sivils of Pueblo, Colo.; granddaughters, Virginia Lee (John) Dagenais of Rye, Colo., and Karen Ann (Terry) Merkle of Ambler, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Desirie Lee (Jeff) Duewiger of Pueblo, David R. (Emily) Dagenais of Pueblo, Devon B., Ariene C. and Taylor L. Merkle of Ambler, Pa.; great-great-grandchildren, Cajun C. McClaren, G. Duewiger, David L. and Kaylee B. Dagenais of Pueblo. Also survived by brother, Billy J. (Marj) Taylor of Arboles, Colo. Mable came to Colorado in a wagon train from Oklahoma with her family in 1915. They homesteaded near Timpas, Colo., then moved to Cripple Creek, then to Swink, Colo., where she had most of her schooling. She was married to John in 1928. During the Depression days she worked as a waitress in various cafes in La Junta and Swink. In later years she worked as a secretary and office manager for different firms in Pueblo. Mable's spare time was spent caring for her husband and son. She was a very affectionate person, and will be sadly missed by her family and by a few remaining friends whom she did not outlive. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office.

Sivils, Violet L.
Violet L. Sivils - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - Violet L. "Vi" Sivils, 76, born Dec. 29, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., died Jan. 24, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Crocifissa Todaro; brother, Casey Todaro; sisters, Angel Walter and Ann Blue. Survived by her loving husband, John R. "Dick" Sivils; daughters, Virginia Lee "Ginger" (John) Dagenais and Karen Ann (Terry) Merkle of Ambler, Penn.; grandchildren, Desiriee Duewiger, David Dagenais, Devon, Ariene, and Taylor Merkle; great-grandchildren, Chance, Gage, and Anakin Duewiger, David and Kaylee Dagenais; special godson, Wayne David Walter; sister, Carrie Casack; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, especially longtime family friend, "Smitty." Vi was the most loving, loyal, tolerant, honest, hard-working, unselfish, thoughtful and caring person who ever existed. With the help of family and friends, this frail little woman, without any complaints, helped her husband build the better part of three and one half houses by mixing mortar, carrying bricks, and any other chores that her husband Dick asked her to do. The family knows that she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Puls, Dr. Mann, their staff, Dr. McClung and the compassionate nurses and staff of the ICU at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. At Vi's request, she will be cremated and her ashes placed on a beautiful mountain south of Beulah, Colo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway Ave. There will be a reception and open bar at the Whiskey Ridge Restaurant, 4333 Thatcher Ave., immediately following the service.

Sizer, Kenneth M. II
Kenneth M. Sizer II - Huerfano World - May 3, 2001 - Kenneth Mayne Sizer II, 62, of Garner passed away Apr. 27, 2001. He was born Oct. 21, 1938 in Denver to the late Kenneth and Clara Beth Sizer. He is survived by his loving wife, Juliette J. Sizer, of the family home in Gardner; sons, Leslie Eric (Gina) Sizer, Littleton and Jason Alan (Trish Robinson) Sizer, Denver; a brother, Malcolm (Joanna) Sizer, Parker; a sister, Diana (Scott) Walter, Thornton; grandchildren, Ethan and Savannah Sizer and his best buddy, "Oso" his dog. Mr. Sizer recently retired from the railroad after 38 years. He loved shooting, square dancing, fishing and music. Ken did pass away in his dream mountain home. There will be a memorial service on Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in Hope Chapel, 8690 West Jewel, Lakewood. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread on his mountain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice.



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