The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Slack, Hazel A.
Hazel A. Slack - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2001 - Hazel A. Slack, 73, went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2001, in Lee's Summit, Mo. Born May 28, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., to Chester and Mildred Elkins, and her foster parents, Humphrey and Margaret DeHeart, who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Frank Slack; and brother, Mac DeHeart. Survived by her daughters, Linda (Tony) Cicero of Pueblo, Bobbie (Mike) Collyer of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Heather, Chris, Kelli, Steve, Paul, Marta and Lynn; one great-grandchild, Ethan; brother, Charles (Juanita) DeHeart; sisters, Dorothy (Sam) Mulliner, Margaret Ann (George) Abbott, Mary Irene (Robert) White; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Betty Kotlar, Bernice Litton, Mildred Elkins, and her Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sisters and the Assistance League sisters. Hazel retired from School District 60 as a secretary. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Burial, 1 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Pueblo in her memory.

Slager, Frances Teresa
Frances Teresa (Volk) Slager - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Frances Teresa (Volk) Slager, 86, of Canon City, died March 12, 1999. Born on March 27, 1912, in Pueblo and lived in Paonia until 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence and Immaculate Conception Lodge No. 104. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Frances (Kojancic) Volk- her husband, Joseph, in 1986- and two brothers, Frank and Joseph. Survived by her sister, Mary Ann (George) Romontio of Canon City-brother, John (Margaret) Volk of Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Rose Volk and Ann M. Volk, both of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Andrew (Mary) Rebeck of Hotchkiss- and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence, Father Michael officiating. Burial, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 17,1999, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Paonia, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital through Florence Mortuary

Slak, Frank V.
Frank V. Slak - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 1987 - Frank V. Slak passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Born Feb. 14, 1920 in Pueblo to Frank and Mary Slak. Survived by his wife, Margaret, of the family home; two sons, Frank (Lou) Slak of Spokane, Wash., and Dan (Leslie) Slak of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, Adam and David of Amarillo, and Julie and Kristi of Spokane. Also survived by niece, Julie (Gerald) Bible of Pueblo, and nephews, George Ragulsky of Denver; as well as other nieces and nephews, preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Rusovick. A veteran of WW II, he served three years with the Second Marine Division, was wounded at Tarawa and spent two years at San Diego Naval Hospital. Member of BPOE 90, FOE 145, lifetime member of DAV, member of Second Marine Division Association, Bob Gentry Marine Division of Colorado Springs, St. Joe's Lodge 7 and Western Slovanik Association. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church council for three years, serving as president one year, and was an usher at the church's 7 p.m. Mass for 19 years. Mr. Slak was Pueblo County Heart Father for 1987. He was employed by CF&I and C&W Railroad until retiring in 1973 because of ill health. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4; recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with Elks and military rites. The family may be contacted at the family home. Respects may be paid from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and prior to both services at the church.

Slanovic, John
John Slanovic - 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: John Slanovic 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 John Slanovic as an Austrian, age 23, and single. He was working as a "rope cutter" 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

Slanovic, Mike
Mike Slanovic - 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: Mike Slanovic 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 Mike Slanovic as an Austrian, age 18, and single. He was working as an "oiler" 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

Slanovich, Stanley John
Stanley John Slanovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2004 - Stanley John Slanovich, 48, passed away unexpectedly March 17, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Betty Slanovich. Survived by his son, Justin; sister, Judy Kucharyson; brothers, Steve and Jerry (Janice); nephews, Paul Kucharyson, Matt Slanovich; nieces, Jennifer (Slanovich) Dunn, Kristin and Michelle Kucharyson; great-niece, Jasmine Kucharyson. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Stan will be sadly missed and remembered for his gentle and solitary spirit, love of nature and animals. Stan was a 1974 graduate of East High School, served in the U.S. Navy and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Animal Services. Private interment at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Slate, Charles J.
Charles J. Slate - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1986 - Charles J. Slate, 43, died near Walsenburg. Aug. 29, 1986. Survived by wife, Rose, son, Scott, and a daughter, Sherry. Services, Wednesday, Sept, 3, at 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford.

Slate, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Slate - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1998 - Mary Elizabeth Slate, 83, of Rocky Ford, died Oct. 13, 1998. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Friday at Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford, Ken Smith officiating.

Slate, Mr.
Mr. Slate - Colorado Daily Chieftain - November 19, 1874 - Alderman Hayslip received a telegram on Wednesday bringing the melancholy intelligence that two gentlemen named Clayton and Slate, relatives of his, the former who resided at Nevada, Col., and the latter near Golden, were murdered while on a hunting expedition on the Platte, near Greeley

Slaten, Betty J.
Betty J. Slaten - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Age 74, passed away April 2, 2002. Born March 11, 1928, in Pueblo to the union of L. Atwood and Anna L. Harrison. Survived by loving spouse of 55 years, Charles Slaten; daughter, Candace (Wayne) Latka; son, Chuck (Diane) Slaten; grandsons, Heath (Becky) Cornella, Travis (Renee) Latka, Matthew and Michael Slaten; brother-in-law, George Offdenkamp. Also survived by numerous step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating. Private family inurnment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the KSKJ Scholarship Fund through the funeral home.

Slater, Elwin M.
Elwin M. Slater – Durango Democrat – October 9, 1903 – Mystery – Surrounds the Killing of Pueblo Policeman on Tuesday Night – Pueblo, Oct. 8 – Police Officer E. M. Slater, who was shot last night during an attempt made to arrest Dr. C. O. Rice, who killed Officer Silas Martz, died this afternoon at the Pueblo hospital. In his dying statement made in the presence of several persons the wounded man said that he did not shoot himself, as was supposed. There is still a mystery regarding the manner of his being shot. An inquest will be held tomorrow over the bodies of the dead policemen. Pueblo Police Department - October 1903 - Officer Elwin Slater, Officer Silas Martz, Pueblo Police Department - Officers Martz and Slater responded to a disturbance at the Palace Drug Store on October 7, 1903. Dr. C. O. Rice was intoxicated and threatening people with a .45 revolver. Martz entered the store and tried to talk to Dr. Rice, but as he stepped forward, Rice shot him in the neck. Slater then entered the drug store and tried to draw his weapon, accidentally discharging it and shooting himself in the leg. Martz died immediately following the incident, and Slater died a day later from his wound. Durango Democrat – October 8, 1903 – Pueblo, Oct. 7 – While _____ ______ (under) the influence of liquor, D. O. Rice, one of the most prominent physicians of the city, shot and killed Police Officer Silas Martz, while the latter was trying to arrest him in the Palace drug store tonight. The tragedy occurred at 8:30 o'clock after the frenzied physician had driven everyone from the store by flourishing a revolver and threatening to kill anyone who came within range. Police Officer Elwynn C. Slater shortly after shot himself through the pelvis while attempting to effect an entrance into the store. The wounded officer is in the hospital and will probably die. Not until 10 o'clock was the crazed doctor captured. In the meanwhile he had been holding an enormous crowd at bay in front of the drug store. Fearing to meet the same fate as the dead officer none dared to brave the threatening revolver. Finally Detective Rubichoud and Assistant Fire Chief Charles Campbell effected an entrance through the rear of the store through the cellar and succeeded in sneaking upon and overpowering the doctor before he could offer any resistance. It was found he had disabled his revolver and it had been practically useless for some time. Martz had lived in this city 25 years and was well and favorably known in police circles. Dr. Rice is one of the oldest and most prominent physicians in the city. He is the founder of Fairmont hospital. For ve___ he has been addicted to drink. Longmont Ledger – October 16, 1903 – Liberty Hall – F. M. Nye received a telegram Thursday announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Elwin Slater, the (man) who was shot in Pueblo Wednesday evening. Mr. Slater was a resident of this vicinity years ago and lived on the farm occupied now by Mike Landau. Note: Several words in this obituary were unreadable. Per the notes from the cemetery office, there is not a tombstone for Elwin Slater, but he is buried in Roselawn Cemetery adjacent to Silas Marts, the other police officer that was killed in the same incident.

Slater, Emmet A.
Emmet A. Slater - Buena Vista Democrat - January 24, 1884 - Emmet A. Slater was found dead in bed at a hotel in Trinidad on the 18th. It is supposed that he came from Piercetown, Indiana.

Slaughenhoup, Mae K.
Mae K. Slaughenhoup - Newspaper Unknown - December 2000 - Mae K. Slaughenhoup, 88, of Denver died Nov. 30. Services were Dec. 6, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Slaughenhoup was born in Pueblo on June 27, 1912. She married James Slaughenhoup, 1969. She was a secretary. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband; stepsons Robert Hurd of Arvada, Jim of Georgia, John of Aurora, Mike of Aurora; brother Robert O'Connell of Denver; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Slaughter, Joy Lee
Joy Lee Slaughter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2004 - Joy Lee Slaughter, 75, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Survived by her children, Jeanne (Richard) Beebe of Pueblo, and Mark Slaughter, Burlington, Colo.; and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Slaughter. Joy worked as an elementary school teacher and was a member of the Family Worship Center. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth St., with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Family Worship Center through the funeral home.

Slaughter, Mark Andrew
Mark Andrew Slaughter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1987 - Mark Andrew Slaughter of 1714 Jerry Murphy Rd., Aug. 29, 1987. Son of Bob and Claudette Slaughter of the family home, and brother of Dave (Janice) Slaughter, Eagle, Neb.; Mike (Virginia) Slaughter, Greeley; Steve (Marlene) Slaughter, Gregg (Shelly) Slaughter, Danny Slaughter, Kim (Kevin) Butler and Kevin Slaughter, all of Pueblo. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Clausen, Chester, Neb. Survived also by numerous aunts and uncles, including George (Charlotte) Slaughter of Pueblo, as well as numerous cousins. Mark was a lifelong Pueblo resident and a 1986 graduate of East High School. He was a second year student at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and had the distinction of placing fourth in the regional art contest and won the event his senior year and traveled to Washington, D.C., with his art instructor, Gary Holmes. His work was displayed at the Congressional Art Show in Washington and Congressman Strang's office in Grand Junction. Mark was a member of Central Christian Church and the ECOY (Executive Council of Youth) Disciples of Christ. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Pueblo Christian Center, will be conducted by the Rev. James Maley and Rev. Charles Whitmer. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Mark's name to the East High School Art Department in care of the funeral home office.

Slaughter, William R.
William R. "Randy" Slaughter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2003 - William R. "Randy" Slaughter, 54, of Glenwood, Ark., passed away Oct. 3, 2003. Randy lived the majority of his life in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his son, William Mike Slaughter; mother, Georgia Slaughter; sisters, Candace (Jim) Aragon, Sonja (Richard) Salamena and Sylvia Gibson. Also, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, William T. Slaughter; brother, Martin Enos Slaughter; and brother-in-law, Jim Gibson. He was a 1967 graduate of South High School, and received degrees in journalism and literature. A Vietnam War veteran, he was employed by the C&W Railroad, was a freelance writer and a songwriter and edited books for publishing companies. Cremation in Arkansas with memorial pending in Colorado.

Slavez, Joe
Joe Slavez - 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: Joe Slavez 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 Joe Slavez as an Austrian, age 40, and married with two surviving children. 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 coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Slayden, Clara
Clara (Cruz) Slayden - Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 2005 - Clara (Cruz) Slayden , 68, passed away on Feb. 15, 2005 in Denver, Colo. Formerly of La Veta, she is predeceased by parents Felipe and Lena Cruz, husband Martin Robert Slayden, brothers Leodore, Phillip and Felix Cruz, sisters Marguerite Mitchell, Charlotte Cruz and Rosella (Porfirio) Marin. Survived by her loving sister Christina (Eloy) Madrill of Pueblo, brother-in-law John Mitchell of Northglenn, sister-in-law Priscilla Cruz of Arvada, son Robert Slayden, three grandsons and numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial Mass at Holy Family Church in Pueblo, Sat., Feb. 19, 2005 at 10am. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Sleade, Thomas Allen
Thomas Allen Sleade - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 1954 - Thomas Allen Sleade, 529 W. Corona, Saturday at a local hospital. Resident of Pueblo, having been born and educated here. He was a retired locomotive engineer, having been in the employ of Missouri Pacific Railroad for many years. Member of the First Methodist Church. Sons of Veterans, B. of L. E. and B. of L. F. & E. Lodge, and of Pueblo Lodge 17 AF & AM, and Southern Colorado Consistory. Veteran of World War I, Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fern Martha Sleade, of the family home, and daughters, Mrs. Betty Callaway, Mrs. Mary Jane Stroup, and Mrs. Margaret Alexander, all of Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kiblosky, Pueblo, and Mrs. Achsa Curtis, Boise, Ida., and five grandchildren. Service Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Broadway Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Claire Hoyt officiating. Masonic services at Valhalla Cemetery under auspices of Pueblo Lodge 17, Masons.

Slenick, Joe
Joe Slenick – Pueblo Indicator – August 22, 1914 – Burnt Mill Notes – His friends and neighbors were very sorry to hear of Joe Slenick's death Sunday morning. We had expected and hoped for his recovery, and our sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

Slevec, Frank
Frank Slevec - Huerfano World - December 21, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my beloved husband Frank Slevec, who died Dec. 26, 1984. - Verse - Sadly missed, never forgotten, and loved forever. And always your wife Rose Slevec.

Slevec, Rose F.
Rose F. Slevec - Huerfano World - November 21, 2008 - The Huerfano Journal - November 20, 2008 - Rose F. Slevec, 88, passed away November. 16, 2008, in Lakewood, Colo. She was born Feb. 13, 1920, to the union of William and Frances (Podvesa) Fodor. Rose was born in a Rocky Mountain coal camp west of Walsenburg. The Fodor family moved to Trujillo Creek Canyon west of Aguilar when she was 5 years old. Preceded in death by parents William and Frances Fodor; brothers William Jr., Frank, Dan and Johnny Fodor; sisters Mary Bertolino and Lillian Stanton; and three infant siblings. Also predeceased by husband Charles Amato; her only child, a daughter, Charlotte (Amato) Conder; husband Frank Slevec; son-in-law James L. Conder; and special friend and companion Keith Boydstun. She is survived by siblings Charles (Margaret) Fodor of Trinidad, Joe Fodor and Violet Alt of Pueblo, Madalyn Salapich of Gulnare, grandsons Frank T. (Paula Jo) Conder of Walsenburg and Dean J. (Kelly) Conder of Lakewood and beloved great-granddaughter Hazel Conder as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, in-laws and long time family friends. Rose lived in Trujillo Creek Canyon for over 83 years. She spent most of her life at her ranch at the bottom of Trujillo Creek for nearly 70 years. She was well known for her caring attitude, hard work, and strong ties to her family, a strong Catholic faith and proud attitude of her Hungarian heritage. She was a great baker (her specialty: scratch chocolate cake) and cook of cowboy stew and langos (frybread). Rose is best known for the raising of Black Angus cattle and did so almost to the time of her death. Rose loved ranch life, her cows, horse riding, raising chickens and rabbits. She enjoyed cooking for her many guests, family and friends that visited the ranch; going to Cripple Creek; traveling the United States; shopping sprees; polka and country music; playing solitaire; watching cowboy movies; and a warm fire. She was a past member of the Aguilar Fire Maids, St. Anthony Parish Ladies' Auxiliary and our nation's oldest cattle association, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. Special thanks to all of her home health caregivers, Spanish Peaks Regional Medical Center nurses and staff, Dr. William Cluff, St. John's Hospice, business associate Mary Ann Ghella and fellow rancher Daniel Borrego. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Rose's memory to the Colorado Cattlemen's Foundation, 8833 Ralston Rd., Arvada, CO 80002. Visitation was Wednesday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel and Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. Funeral Services were held Thursday, November 20 at St. Anthony's with Father Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment followed at North St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg. There will be no gathering following the services. The family respectfully thanks you for honoring their wishes. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Slezak, Rudolph Mathew
Rudolph Mathew Slezak - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1998 - Rudolph Mathew Slezak, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 1, 1998. Born Aug. 23, 1920, in Chicago, Ill. He received the Presidential Citation as a World War II ex-POW Wake Island survivor in the U.S. Marine Corps. Prior to moving to Fullerton, Calif., 20 years ago, Rudy coached junior bowling in Pueblo for over 25 years. A longtime member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge, he also served two years as president of the Belmont Club, while working at Abex Corporation as an engineer for 37 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary- daughter, Lynn Savells- brother, Edward- and grandchildren, Brandon, Ashlee and David. Service to be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 2:30 p.m., Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be sent to Fountain Riverside or Dedicate a Tree" at 3685 Main St., Riverside, Calif. 92501 In Memory of Rudy Slezak." Contributions will be used for new trees and fountains to beautify this military cemetery. Those wishing to contact family members may write to M. Slezak, 1501 W. Elm St., Fullerton, Calif. 92833.

Slimmer, Gary T.
Gary T. Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1941 - Gary T. Slimmer, of 1131 Elm, Jan 1. Son of Mrs. Mamie Slimmer and brother of George and Kenneth all of Pueblo. Grandson of Mrs. Mae Slimmer, Denver. Attended Bessemer school. Funeral services, 2:30 p.m. Friday, our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home]. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, chapel.

Slimmer, George (Infant of)
Infant Son Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1926 - Funeral services for infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Slimmer took place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, in the United Davis-Vories chapel. Interment Roselawn.

Slimmer, George C.
George C. Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1935 - George C. Slimmer, at a local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Mamie Slimmer, father of George William, Kenneth Hugh and Gary Slimmer; son of Mrs. May Slimmer of Denver; brother of Hugh Slimmer and Mrs. Albert Garner of Pueblo, Kenneth Slimmer and Mildred Slimmer of Denver and Mrs. J. O. Slimmer of San Diego, Calif. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1935 - Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Davis Mortuary chapel. To Roselawn.

Slimmer, H. B. (Infant of )
Infant Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Slimmer, infant, died August 9, at a local hospital. Survived by father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Slimmer, 1411 East Routt Avenue. Body in charge of United Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - The funeral of Infant Slimmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Slimmer took place at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, August 10 in the United Davis-Vories chapel. Interment Roselawn.

Slimmer, Hugh B.
Hugh B. Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 1944 - Hugh B. Slimmer at local hospital, May 3. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Slimmer; one daughter, Willow Dean, a student at Colorado State Teacher college, Greeley; his mother Mrs. Mary Slimmer, Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Garner, Pueblo; Mrs. Mildred Atler, Denver; and Mrs. Myrtle Bussard, Denver; and one brother Kenneth Slimmer, Denver. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1944 - Hugh B. Slimmer, services our chapel 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. George F. Lowe will officiate.

Slimmer, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1948 - Kenneth L. Slimmer, at Rock Springs, Wyo., March 11. Son of Mrs. Mary May Slimmer, Beulah, Colo.; brother of Mrs. Albert Garner, Beulah, Colo.; Mrs. J. O. Bussard and Mrs. Cy Atler, Denver. Services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Davis MEMORIAL chapel.

Slimmer, Mary A.
Mary A. Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1961 - Mary A. Slimmer, October 23 at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. James Medley, in Englewood, Colo., where she had lived for the past two years. Mother of Mrs. Helen Garner, 3015 Lake, Pueblo; Mrs. Mildred Atler, Boulder, Colo.; and Mrs. Myrtle Bussard, Littleton, Colo. Grandmother of eight; great grandmother of 12. Sister of James Slocum, Littleton and Mrs. William H. Brown, Denver. Aunt of several. A resident of Pueblo from 1916 to 1921. Her husband William Slimmer, died in 1921. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel. To Roselawn.

Slimmer, William
William Slimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1921 - William Slimmer, aged 49, died at a local hospital. May 9. Body at Whiton's.

Sloan, Alice W.
Alice W. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Alice W. Sloan, longtime Pueblo resident, was born in Kearney, Neb., May 26, 1909, and passed away in Pueblo, Oct. 30, 1987. Mother of Donald R, (Patty) Sloan and Wayne (Phyllis) Sloan. Sister of Dorothy (Gerald) Klemke, Lee Etta (Edward) Jones, and Orville Franks. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ivan L. Sloan, in 1974 and a son, Ivan LeeRoy Sloan, in 1972. Service at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Interment, Bear Canon Cemetery, Castle Rock. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Sloan, Donald R.
Donald R. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1986 - Donald R. Sloan, late of 301 W. 21st St., former CB'er "Carrot Top," passed away Sept. 19, 1986. Mr. Sloan was a member of the Minnequa V.F.W. Post No. 3641, and he retired after 31 years of service as a paint foreman for the Pueblo Army Depot. Survivors include his wife, Frances M. Sloan of Pueblo; a son, Lawrence K. (Barbara) Sloan of Elizabeth, Colo.; a brother, Charlie (Eva) Sloan of Lebanon, Mo.; sisters, Cecil Wiebers, of Otis, Colo.; Lora Young of Gresham, Ore.; and Donna (Frank) Blagg of Pueblo; one grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Father Joseph Montoya officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honor guard provided by V.F.W. Post No. 3641. The family may be contacted at 301 W. 21st St.

Sloan, Gladwyn B.
Gladwyn B. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Gladwyn B. Sloan, 95, passed away Dec. 8, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Jessie C. Sloan, Sept. 10, 1994. Survived by his children, Charleen (Clinton) Yates, Pueblo, and Barbara Miller, Littleton- grandchildren, Andrew Schoembs, Laguna Beach, Calif., Beth (Ben) Garcia, Pueblo, Deborah Hubbell, Frankfort, Germany, and Laura Schoembs, Littleton- and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Sloan retired from CF&I, where he was a superintendent in the rolling mill. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, 50-year member of the Al Kaly Shrine, and the Southern Colorado Consistory. At his request, cremation, with a , 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Sloan, John
John Sloan - Wray Rattler - June 12, 1913 -Steel Workers Drown in Reservoir - Pueblo – John Sloan and William Titus, steel workers employed in this city, were drowned at reservoir No. 2 of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company five miles from this city.

Sloan, Laura
Laura Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1986 - Laura Sloan, late of 922 Jackson, passed away Sept. 17, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, Wilbur, of the family home; five children, Alberta (Herbert) Hoover, John (Dee) Sloan, Pete (Jona) Sloan, Gary (Barbara) Sloan, all of Pueblo, and Jay D. (Dianne) Sloan, Salt Lake City. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister, Jean Prough, also of Pueblo. The family respectfully requests that any food be brought to 547 Long St., where friends will be greeted. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with the Rev. James Maley officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Thursday and until time of service Friday.

Sloan, Reba M.
Reba M. Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Reba M. Sloan passed away Oct. 26, 2001. She was born June 18, 1916, in Missouri to the union of Leroy and Pearl Sloan. Reba is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Lester, William and Leroy Jr. “Pooch.” She is survived by brother, Joe (Mae) Sloan; and sisters, Lucille (Frank) Arthurs, Shirley (Gerald) Mathews, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Reba was a talented seamstress who was endlessly creative when it came to sewing. She enjoyed working in her garden. Her family and friends will deeply miss her gentle touch and her homemade gifts of love. Graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to a charity of choice in memory of Reba M. Sloan.

Sloan, Rosemary
Rosemary Sloan – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Rosemary Sloan passed away in Puyallup, Wash. on Sept. 16, 2006. The daughter of German immigrant parents, Rosemary was born March 26, 1916 in Primero, Colo. She attended school in Trinidad before moving to Pueblo as a young woman. Here she met the love of her life, Kenneth L. Sloan, whom she married Jan. 30, 1933 in Trinidad. They made their home in Pueblo for 48 years before Kenneth's death in 1981. They raised their four children in Pueblo and were actively involved in the lives of each of their 13 grandchildren. Both Rosemary and Kenneth were from large families and enjoyed close, life-long relationships with their brothers and sisters. Together they loved to fish and hunt in the Colo. outdoors, spend winters on the Arizona desert, travel with their RV and pet dogs and spend time with family and friends. After Kenneth's death, Rosemary moved to Mesa, Ariz. where she lived for several years near family before moving to Puyallup, Wash. in 1991, where she lived until her death. Rosemary's great loves were her husband and family; gardening (indoors and outdoors); and fishing. She loved listening to her sons play music and took delight in all her children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. Rosemary was a sweet, caring and thoughtful mother and grandmother; she had a smile for everyone and she loved to laugh. We know she is happy to be reunited in heaven with her husband, oldest son and daughter, but those of us who remain will greatly miss her. Rosemary is survived by two sons, Walter D. Sloan (Shirley) of Pueblo and Leon D. Sloan of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter-in-law Joan Sloan; son-in-law Michael Nerone; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Sloan, her oldest son, Kenneth C. Sloan, and her daughter, Janet Lee Nerone. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal Ave., Pueblo.

Sloan, W.A. (Son of )
Son of W.A. Sloan - Huerfano World - July 7, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1881: The only son of W.A. Sloan, 15, was murdered by a drunk at Placer on the Fourth.

Sloan, Wilbur W.
Wilbur W. "Bud" Sloan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1987 - Wilbur W. "Bud" Sloan, late of 922 Jackson, passed away Aug. 19, 1987. Father of Alberta (Herbert) Hoover, John (Dee) Sloan, Pete (Jona) Sloan, Gary (Barbara) Sloan, all of Pueblo, and Jay D. (Dianne) Sloan of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brother of Izora (Walt) Hovis, Bruce Mitchell, Claude Mitchell, Ed Mitchell and Irene Nance. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 Chautart Court. Respects may be paid at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday, all day Sunday, and until service time Monday.

Sloane, Edwin H.
Edwin H. Sloane – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 11, 1880 – Died, on Sunday, at 1 o'clock P. M., after a lingering illness of two weeks, of inflammation of the stomach, Edwin H., son of Theodore A. and Ellen H. Sloane, of this city, aged 4 years, 4 months, and 13 days.  It is with much sorrow that we announce this morning to the public the death and burial of the young son of Mr. T. A. Sloane.  The child was taken sick two weeks ago last Sunday, but its symptoms were such as to create no anxiety until the day of his decease, last Sunday, when he gradually sank until relieved by death, a little past noon of that day.  Edwin was a bright, promising boy, the pride and hope of a loving father and tender mother, and whose sudden removal by death will be keenly and sadly felt by the afflicted parents for many days to come.  In their bereavement the parents have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends, who are willing to give consolation as best they can.  The funeral took place yesterday (Monday) afternoon at 4 o'clock, from the family residence.  A short but impressive ceremony was read by Rev. H. B. Gage, after which the remains were followed to the cemetery by a long procession, and little Edwin was laid away in the grave to await the resurrection morn.

Slobodnik, Rachel
Rachel Maddox Slobodnik, D.Ed. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2005 - Dr. Rachel Maddox Slobodnik, D.Ed., passed away Sept. 3, 2005, in Pueblo. Rachel was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., to Byron and Jessie Hall Maddox and had lived in Pueblo since 1949. Her education included undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in Boulder and received her masters, as well as her doctorate in education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was employed as an administrator in School District 60 for many years before retiring in 1987. Rachel remained very active as a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and the Assistance League of Pueblo. She was a member of the Association of University Women and was active in both Presbyterian churches in Pueblo. She participated in the renovation of Memorial Hall as well as the restoration of the pipe organ there. Mrs. Slobodnik was involved in the Sister City Program with Puebla, Mexico, and traveled several times to South America, where she served as an interpreter for Medical Ministries International. Rachel was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Byron Maddox; and in 1997 her husband, Robert Slobodnik. She is survived by a nephew, Byron Maddox, and his two children of Missouri; a cousin by marriage, Bill (Ethyl) Slobodnik of Pueblo; and several close friends including Larry Honsbehn of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, Davis Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Mrs. Slobodnik may be made to the charity of your choice.

Slobodnik, Robert M.
Robert M. Bob Slobodnik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1997 - Robert M. Bob Slobodnik MDNM passed away July 19, 1997, at his home in Pueblo. He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Crested Butte and had lived in Pueblo since 1949. Bob was employed as a project engineer at the CF&I Steel Mill for 35 years before his retirement. Bob received a Silver Star Medal and a Purple Heart Medal for his service in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rachel- brother, Anton Slobodnik- sister, Cecelia Hall- and brother-in-law, Byron Maddox- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, including his cousin, Bill Slobodnik of Pueblo. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Slok, John
John Slok – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Slok is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Slok: Austrian, age 21, 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." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Sluder, Frank
Frank Sluder - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1997 - Frank Sluder, beloved husband of Ava Nell, went to be with his precious Lord on Sept. 25, 1997. Frank was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in Attica, Kan., to Leslie and Veva Sluder, who predeceased him- as did his brothers, Gilbert and Ralph- precious daughter, C'Ann Sluder Scott- and in-laws, Harry and Cecile Sebree. Those of his loving family who survive Frank are his loving wife of 51 years, Ava Nell- sons, David (Judy) of Hinsdale, Ill., John (Lesa) of Palisade, Tom of Colorado Springs, and Scott of Pueblo- grandchildren, Tiffany Sluder, Pam (Joel) Tyler, Kim (John) Feavel, Lisa Cox, Randy and Heather Myers- great-grandsons, Christopher and Jacob Tyler- brother, Kenneth (Irene) Sluder- sister-in-law, Lois Sheard- numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Frank graduated from Centennial High School in 1940. He started out as an apprentice on the Rio Grande Railroad. Frank served in Air Force during World War II in Europe, and as assistant Boy Scout Master of Troop 2102. He was employed at the CF&I as a grapher and retired in 1981 after 36 years of service. He was also a retired professional grapher and had his own graphy business. Many people can say Frank, you took my picture." Frank was a member of the Pueblo Christian Center. He loved to play golf, bridge, and do graph work as well as spend time with his loved ones and friends. He loved the Lord Jesus and served him with his whole heart. His wonderful family was the joy of his life. He will be sadly missed by his family as he was such a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and true and trusting friend. His family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dr. Frank Settipani, Dr. James Sbarbaro, Dr. Earl Eifert, and the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for taking such great and loving care of Frank. , Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, Pueblo Christian Center at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dwight Dean officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations can be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund or to the Pueblo Christian Center in his memory.

Sluder, Irene M.
Irene M. Sluder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2004 - Irene M. Sluder passed away April 30, in Pueblo. Irene was born Dec. 22, 1930, to Jay H. Welch and Ella May Owens Welch in Pueblo, a lifelong resident. She owned and operated Irene's Ceramics in Pueblo for many years and was an accomplished porcelain doll maker. She was an active member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Irene was a loving mother and a good friend who will be remembered for her good cooking, gardening skills and her devotion as a grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 2001. Mrs. Sluder is survived by her daughters, Linda (Paul) Carlo, Laura (Mike) Milosavich and Paula Mandarich; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Lois (Harold) Sheard and AvaNell Sluder. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in the Church of Christ, 7th and Albany.

Sluder, Kenneth Dean
Kenneth Dean Sluder - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2001 - Kenneth Dean Sluder passed away Sept. 21, 2001, in Pueblo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Attica, Kan., and has resided in Pueblo for 71 years. Kenneth was employed in the Wire Mill at the CF&I Steel Mill for 39 years before his retirement and was a member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Ken volunteered as a board member of the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen and a docent for the historical society. He was a past master of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, a charter member and past master of Greenhorn Valley No. 196 AF&AM, he served the Grand Lodge of Colorado as a district lecturer in this area, was a member of the Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies and Pueblo York Rite Bodies as well as the Al Kaly Shrine in Pueblo. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Veva; brothers, Frank, Ralph and Gilbert; and granddaughter, Pamela Milosavich. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irene; daughters, Linda (Paul) Carlo, Laura (Mike) Milosavich, Paula Mandarich; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Friends and family will be received at 1706 Englewood Drive on Monday at 2 p.m.

Sluga, Edward T.
Edward T. Sluga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1998 - Edward T. Sluga, 85, of Idledale, Colo., passed away June 26, 1998. Edward is preceded in death by his wife, Vera. Survived by sons, Thomas (Nancy), Terence (Alberta), and Conde Sluga. Also survived by four grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Slump, Donald LeRoy
Donald LeRoy Slump - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Donald LeRoy Slump, 85, passed away June 8, 2005. Survived by his wife, Thelma Slump; children, Gary (Donna) Slump of Chandler, Ariz., and Lana (Jim) Niehans of Penrose, Colo.; sister, Iona (Bill) White; grandchildren, Andrew (Michelle) Slump of Aurora, Colo., and Carrie (Sheldon) Vidano of Chandler, Ariz.; and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Garrett and Matthew Vidano. Donald was born Nov. 10, 1919, in Villisca, Iowa. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant during World War II in the invasions of north Africa, northern France and Sicily. Donald retired from the CF&I in quality control for the Tube Mill and was a member of the Local Steel Worker's Union No. 2102. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Gary Slump officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

Smaldel, Frank
Frank Smaldel - 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: Frank Smaldel 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 Frank Smaldel as a Hungarian, age 34, 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

Small, Margaret
Margaret Small - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2004 - Margaret Small, 96, born Dec. 28, 1907, passed away March 17, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, William W. Small. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Pueblo City-County Library District in Margaret's memory.

Small, Shirley K.
Shirley K. Small - Huerfano World - March 18, 1999 - Shirley K. Small, 73, of Glenwood Springs, died at her home March 9, 1999. Born January 5, 1926 in Walsenburg to Paul and Lucile Krier, after graduating valedictorian from Walsenburg High School, she went on to attend Colorado University with her four sisters. She married John I. Small, September 3, 1955 and they resided in Denver where she was a devoted housewife and mother to three children. She moved to Glenwood Springs in 1985 after the death of her husband. Mrs. Small is survived by her three children, Robert M. Small and Darcy Croissant, Glenwood Springs and Amy Browne, Lakewood; four grandchildren, four sisters, Jewel Geiger and Pauline Santi, Walsenburg, Carol McInnis, Glenwood Springs and Phyllis Donnelly, Boulder; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Friday from St. Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood. Memorial service was Sunday at the Little Chapel in the Hills in Buffalo Creek.

Smaller, Clarence R.
Clarence R. Smaller - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1997 - Clarence R. Smaller, 78, of Fowler, died June 25, 1997, in Pueblo. Mr. Smaller was employed as Mine Foreman at the New Jersey Zinc Co. Mine in Gilman, Colo., before his retirement. Survived by wife, Marie Smaller, of the family home- four sons, James (Sue) Smaller of Kingman, Ariz., John R. Gerber of Red Cliff, Colo., Thomas Gary Smaller of Fowler and William Lee Smaller of Avon, Colo.- daughter, Bonnie Lee (Bob) Brink of Eagle- brother, Elmer (Gladys) Smaller of Canon City- a brother-in-law, James (Mary) Cahill of Leadville- and a sister-in-law, Margaret ``Peggy" Worden of Fowler- five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A will be held at a later date. Family prefers memorials to Fowler United Methodist Church.

Smalley, Eleanor M.
Eleanor M. Smalley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Eleanor M. Smalley, 77, of Sale Creek, Tenn., formerly of San Carlos, Calif., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1987, at her son's home in Sale Creek, Tenn. She was past president of Junior Matrons and past resident of PTA in San Carlos. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, Calif. She was affiliated with many other organizations, too numerous to mention. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Smalley. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. (Mary) Smalley of Sale Creek; two grandsons, Timothy L. Smalley of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bill Sliger, Sale Creek; one granddaughter, LaSonja Brady, East Ridge, Tenn.,; one brother, Leonard Pope, Pueblo; two sisters, Mae Soldan, Pueblo, Dorothy Dohrman, San Francisco, Calif. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church in San Mateo, Calif., with the Rev. Pittman officiating.

Smalley, James Derald
James Derald Smalley - Huerfano World Journal - May 7, 2009 - James D. Smalley - 9/23/1936 ~ 5/4/2009 - James “Jim” Derald Smalley passed to be with the Lord on May 4, 2009 at the family home in Walsenburg, CO. He was born September 23, 1936 to Alta (Briggs) and Earl Smalley in Alamosa. He graduated from Alamosa High School and attended Adams State College. He was a member of the (RCA) Rodeo Cowboys of America, Irish Wolfhound Club of America and many regional dog clubs. He made his living as a farmer in Gilman, Illinois for forty years and retired to Walsenburg with his trophy wife of fifty-two years, Constance “Connie” (Cultra). He had an active life which, over the years, included: rodeos, showing, breeding and competing his beloved hounds, fishing hunting, traveling and enjoying his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Constance (Cultra) Smalley, Walsenburg; son, James D. Smalley, Jr., Walsenburg, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Eric and Margaret “Maggie” Wolfe, Alamosa, CO; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Marcie Smalley, Burkburnett, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Bob Thompson, Norwood, CO; grandchildren, Dustin, Ashley and James Smalley; Ben, Christopher, James and Jonathan Wolfe; great-granddaughter, Gabriel A. Smalley, and extended family and many friends who considered him family. Memorial service will be held at the Huerfano Community Bible Church, 603 Leon St., Walsenburg, CO at 2 pm, Saturday, May 9, 2009. Memorial donations may be made to the IWCA (Irish Wolfhound Club of America) or IWF (Irish Wolfhound Foundation) or the Huerfano Community Bible Church, Walsenburg, CO.

Smalley, Ralph D.
Ralph D. Smalley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Ralph D. Smalley, 85, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 25, 2005. He was born July 13, 1920, to Charles M. and Lillie M. Smalley in Wichita, Kan. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lillian, whom he married on Jan. 1, 1944; son, David (Lana Green); daughter, Virginia (Tex) Wyant; and extended family. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to Mountain Shadows Baptist Church Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Smalling, George Bryan
George Bryan Smalling – Pueblo Chieftain – August 10, 2006 - George Bryan Smalling, 69, passed away Aug. 7, 2006. Survived by his wife, Mary, of the family home in Colorado City; children, Denise Smalling, of Modesto, Calif., Debra (Bob) Stewart, of Vacaville, Calif., Jimara (Patrick) McFarlen, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sisters, Virginia (Tom) Smalling Corriea, of Oakhurst, Calif., Carol Smalling and Jewel Parsons, both of Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Jerry (Janet) Smalling, of Newport Beach, Calif., James (Cathy) Smalling, of Lakewood, Calif., Douglas Smalling, of Morongo Valley, Calif.; grandchildren, Michael Smalling and Christopher Stewart; great-grandchild, Matthew Stewart; mother-in-law, Eleanore Sokolowski; and 16 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Judy; parents; and brother, Larry Smalling. George was born to George W. Smalling and Hazel Smalling on Aug. 20, 1936, in Blanchard, Okla. and lived most of his life in California. He owned and operated his own electrical business. His hobbies included reading, fishing, hunting and most of all he loved his family. There will be viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, in Rye, Colo. with the Msgr. Marvin Kapushion officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice, through Montgomery & Steward.

Smallwood, Darwin
Darwin Smallwood - Huerfano World - October 15, 1998 - Huerfano native and former Walsenburg businessman, Darwin Smallwood died Oct. 10, 1998 in Oklahoma City, OK, after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 9, 1929 to the late Harold and Virla Smallwood in Walsen Camp, he graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1946 and Barnes Business School in 1949. He married Vernie Culver of Longmont on Feb. 12, 1950. Mr. Smallwood served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He owned and operated Star Market from 1966 through 1979 and was a partner with his wife in Morning Star Creations Gift Shop for five years prior to his illness. He is survived by his wife, Vernie of 48 years, Oklahoma City; a son, Darwin Jr., Oklahoma City; a daughter, Darilyn McNeely, Sauk City, WI; his mother-in-law, Marvie Culver, Longmont; five grandchildren. He was a member of the United Church of Walsenburg, and BPOE #1086 of which he was a PER. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 in Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont.

Smart, Audrey M.
Audrey M. Smart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2005 - Audrey M. Smart was born Jan. 28, 1922, and died Dec. 31, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur T. and Edith M. Smart. Survived by brothers, Thomas H. (Joy) and William A. (Ann) Smart; cousins, Victor Williams and Betty Stefanich; numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey worked 37 years for the government as a payroll clerk and supervisor, retiring from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1976. No viewing and a private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to University Park Care Center through the funeral home.

Smart, Carl D.
Carl D. Smart - The Joplin Globe - June 30, 2005 - Joplin, MO - Carl D. Smart, age 67, of Joplin, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home following 13 months of ill health. Carl was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Aguilar, Colo. He moved to the Webb City/Joplin area in 1950. He was employed with the Mo. Department of Transportation for 32 years, retiring around 1997. He married Madeliene Shupp on Sept. 28, 1958, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on April 14, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Smart; and two sisters, Helen Poindexter, and Hazel Halvorsen. Survivors include two sons, Russell Smart, and Randy Smart, both of Joplin; one daughter, Laura Ford and husband, Wayne, Joplin; his mother, Dorothy Smart, Webb City, Mo.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hedge-Lewis Chapel with Bob Miller, Minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Smart, Randy Smart, Andy Smart, Tyler Smart, Frank Halvorsen Jr. and Jake Halvorsen. The family will receive friends from 6 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hedge-Lewis Chapel in Webb City.

Smart, Judith Anne
Judith Anne Smart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Judith Anne Smart, home maker, 32, born June 26, 1969, passed away March 22. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., with fellowship and food following. She is survived by her husband, Don; daughters, Jessica and Melissa; her parents, Delmar and Elizabeth Ingram; two brothers, Dennis and Stephen Ingram; and four sisters, Kathy Hayden, Sandy Garcia, Connie Weigel and Petra Finkbeiner.

Smartt, Caithness
Caithness Smartt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2000 - Caithness Smartt, age 92, of McClave, Colo., died Thursday, March 2, 2000. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000, at the McClave United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the McClave Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, Colo. The casket will not be opened at the church service. Memorial contributions may be made to the McClave United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Southeast Colorado Cattle Women's Trust Fund, either directly or through the funeral home office.

Smelich, John G.
John G. Smelich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1999 - John G. Smelich, age 91, passed away March 4, 1999. Survived by children, Walter R. (Faye) Smelich, Santa Ana, Calif., Dorothy Calderone, Grand Junction, Colo., and Thelma (Grant) Van Leuven, Safford, Ariz. Also survived by six grandchildren- one step-granddaughter- nine great-grandchildren- sister, Sr. Mary Raynald, OFM, Wheaton, Ill.- brother-in-law, Reverend Paul Mendrick-and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, in1959- second wife, Christine, in 1997- brothers, Raymond and Val- sister, Helen- son-in-law, Robert Calderone- and granddaughter, Cheryl Calderone. Mr. Smelich was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church parish, Knights of Columbus No. 557, Past Grand Knight (1958), 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Past Faithful Navigator 4th Degree and Chalice Club. He was employed at CF&I for 47 years, retiring in 1971. An accomplished handyman, Mr. Smelich was also an avid gardener who cultivated beautiful roses. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese (due to construction at Our Lady of the Meadows Church). Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smelker, Gaylord
Gaylord Smelker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1999 - Gaylord Smelker, of Canon City. Graveside service at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo., at 11 a.m. Thursday with military honors. Inurnment at Lakeside Cemetery. Local cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Smelser, Ruth
Ruth Smelser - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1998 - Ruth Smelser, 94, of La Junta, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at AVRMC Nursing Center West. Ruth was born on Sept. 10, 1903, on a farm near Linwood, Kan. She worked as a clerk typist for the government in Seattle, Wash., until her retirement, then moved back to La Junta about 12 years ago. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and gave many pairs of mittens to area children. Her family homesteaded in the Beulah area and she worked at the Old Beulah Hotel as a young girl. She is survived by one sister, Evelyn Casazza of La Junta- one nephew, Al (Pat) Chirby of Huntington Beach, Calif.- one niece, Juanita Griggs Anderson of Beulah- three grandnieces, Christy Chirby of Pueblo, Brenna Chirby of Oakton, Va., and Sheila Alarid of Pueblo- and grandnephews, Thomas (Missy) Griggs of Fruita, Colo., and John Scott (Barbara) Griggs of Yoakum, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Mae Chirby and Marie Smelser. Graveside services will be at noon Saturday, June 20, at the Smelser Family lot in the cemetery at Beulah, Colo., with Rev. Fred Sullivan of the Beulah Methodist Church officiating. The family prefers memorials to Arkansas Valley Hospice, Arkansas Valley Nursing Home West in La Junta or to the charity of your choice. Visitation, 2 until 8 p.m. today at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Smentek, Walter
Walter Smentek - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Walter Smentek, age 30 years, died at a local hospital July 21. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The remains of Walter Smentek will be forwarded tomorrow by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Omaha, Neb.

Smerker, Albert
Albert Smerker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1986 - Albert Smerker, Nov. 5, 1986. Husband of Pauline Smerker, who passed away March 21 1980. Father of Donald G. (Mimi) Smerker, Littleton; David L (Ginger) Smerker, Loveland Karen A. (David) Fassler Bozeman, Mont., and Paul Smerker, Fort Lauderdale Fla. Brother of Mary Culbertson, Rye; Elizabeth Yaklich Vineland; Kate Zabukovec Helen Kasic and Elsie Veges all of Pueblo. Survived also by 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Smerker was retired from the CF&I Steel Corp., and was a member of FOE Aerie 145 and CF&I Retired Men's Club, USWA Local 2102. Preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Blood Bank, c/o Development Office, Room A237, 1008 Minnequa, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Smigay, Frank Anton
Frank Anton Smigay - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 1987 - Frank Anton Smigay, 90, passed away June 28, 1987, in Colorado Springs. Born Nov. 11, 1896, in Joliet, Ill. Married in 1922 to Jennie Wasilewski, who preceded him in death in 1956. Served in the U.S. Army during WW I. Resided in Chicago, Ill., until 1949, when he moved to Colorado Springs with his family. He was a tool grinder for the Dana Corporation in Pueblo from 1949 until his retirement in 1966. Survived by daughters, Lenora Smigay and Alberta Pierson; son, Frank S. Smigay; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, all of Colorado Springs. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the designated Memorial Fund for Frank A. Smigay, Park and Recreation Department, Prospect Lake Fund, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80905.

Smilanich, Daniel R.
Daniel R. Smilanich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Daniel R. Smilanich, a Pueblo resident since 1923, passed away Jan. 24, 1986, at 2611 Jones Ave. Mr. Smilanich retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1957 as a millwright in the nail department. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church, the Creation Fraternal Union of America No. 82, the AFL-CIO Local No. 2102, and the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wife, Rella P. Smilanich of the family home; two sisters, Mary Milich and Ann Barta, both of Pueblo; and one brother Pete (Marjorie) Smilanich of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Callahan and Martha Callahan. Funeral services will be held at the St. Francis Xavier Church with the rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Father Paul P. Mendrick officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish, may make donations to the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2514 Pine.

Smilanich, Peter G.
Peter G. Smilanich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1999 - Peter G. Smilanich, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999 . Preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Smilanich- his daughter, Marjorie A. Hausman-and all of his brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Glee (Thomas)Johnson, Boulder, Colo., and Stuart (Janie) Smilanich, Pueblo- grandchildren, Craig Johnson and Michael Johnson, both of Erie, Colo., Jill Sipocz, Longmont, Colo., Dwayne and Jama Smilanich, Denver, Jennifer Baird, Littleton, Colo., Michele Ezell, Pueblo, Sandi Hutchinson, Seattle, Wash., and Robert Hausman, Florence, Ore.- seven great-grandchildren- and his nephews, Milan Milich, Jim Callahan and Larry Webster. Mr. Smilanich retired from the CF&I after many years of service. He was a member of the CF&I Fin and Feather Club and enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Croatia. Memorial Mass, noon Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice in memory of Mr. Smilanich.

Smilanich, William E. Sr.
William E. Smilanich Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - William E. Smilanich Sr., 91, of Canon City, passed away March 25, 1999. Born in Rockvale on July 31, 1907. A native of Fremont County. He married Della Goodall on Oct. 22, 1927, in Florence and she preceded him in death in 1979.He worked for Portland Cement as a young man and later for Hallenbeck Construction, building roads and highways over Colorado's major mountain passes and also in Yellowstone National Park. His career became that of shop manager for the White Motor Company, from which he retired in 1963. He then moved to Penrose where he and his wife enjoyed traveling and gardening. He also loved to hunt. During his retirement years he continued to be busy helping others with mechanical work and tinkering, using all of the skills he learned throughout his life. He is survived by daughter-in-law, Joanie Smilanich of Penrose- grandchildren, Debbie (Dario) Gonzales of Bakersfield, Calif., Laura (Barry) Hickey of Manassas, Va.- great-grandchildren, Tristan, William, Zachary and Rory Gonzales of Bakersfield, Calif.- brothers and sisters, Paul Smilanich of Penrose, Sister Alice Smilanich of Pawtucket, R.I.-and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sons, William "Bill" Jr. in 1994 and Richard in 1945- also six brothers and one sister. Services: rosary, Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m.- Mass, Monday, March 29 at 4 p.m. Both at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 622 W. Second St., Florence, Father Michael Murray officiating. Interment, Tuesday, March 30 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Denver

Smirch, Arline V.
Arline V. Smirch - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Arline V. Smirch, 85, of Trinidad, formerly of La Veta, died June 2, 2000 in Trinidad State Nursing Home where she had been a resident since 1994. Born Aug. 20, 1914 in Walsenburg to the late Candido and Mary Kmetz Tessari Smirch, she spent her childhood in La Veta and Trinidad. Upon graduating from Barnes Business College in Denver, she moved to California where she was employed as senior secretary to the president of Southern California Gas Company. She retired in 1972, after 35 years, and returned to La Veta where she resided until 1994. Ms. Smirch was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, Tuesday Night Study Club, and Cuchara Valley Community Service. Ms. Smirch is survived by a sister-in-law, Sadie Smirch, Escondido, CA; a niece, great nephews and numerous cousins. At her request, cremation with no service. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery at a later date.

Smirchich, Candido
Candido Smirchich - Huerfano World - December 23, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Candido Smirchich, the tailor of lower Main Street, died Dec. 15.

Smircich, Ronald R.
Ronald R. Smircich - Huerfano World - October 18, 1987 - Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Mary's Church for Ronald R. Smircich, 24, of Walsenburg, who died Friday, Oct. 2, 1987 in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Mar. 9, 1963 in Pueblo, he grew up in Walsenburg and graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1982. He attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, pursuing a career in the medical profession. Mr. Smircich enjoyed hiking, jogging, photography and cooking and worked at various times in his parent's restaurant, Corine's Drive Inn. Survivors include his parents, Adam John and Eleanor Smircich, 221 Grand, Walsenburg; three brothers, Ray, Denver, John, Rodgers, AR, and Rodney, Walsenburg; three sisters, Mearl Estrada, Pueblo, and Pearl Sandy and Sara Smircich, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Angelus Chapel Mortuary in Pueblo was in charge of arrangements.

Smircich, Ronald R.
Ronald R. Smircich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1987 - Ronald R. Smircich, 221 Grand St., Walsenburg, departed this life Friday, Oct. 2, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Ronald was born March 9, 1963, in Pueblo. He grew up in Walsenburg and graduated from John Mall High School in 1982. He later attended college at USC, where his dream was to become a doctor. Ron enjoyed hiking, jogging, photography and cooking. Survived by his parents, Adam John and Eleanor Smircich of the family home in Walsenburg; three brothers, Ray (Kay) Smircich, Denver, John (Sherrie) Smircich, Rodgers, Ark., Rodney Smircich, Walsenburg; three sisters, Mearl (Candlerio Jess) Estrada, Pueblo, Pearl (Matthew) Sandy and Sara Smircich, all of Walsenburg; grandmother, Sarah Martinez, Walsenburg, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, the Rev. Bill Gianola, celebrant. Interment, St. Mary's North Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.



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