The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Smith, Adele
Adele Campbell Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1999 - Adele Campbell Smith, passed away Sept. 14, 1999, in Pueblo. Adele was born May 12, 1908, in Las Animas, Colo. She was a graduate of Las Animas High School and the Colorado College class of 1929. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Beta Kappa sororities. She was employed as a teacher, having retired from District 60. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Smith; and daughter, Beverly Smith Schacht. Survived by daughter, Marianne (Bob) Mishmash, of Pueblo; grandchildren, James (Gretchen) Schacht, of Seattle, Rodney (Laurie) Mishmash, of Pueblo, Roger (Amy) Mishmash, of Pueblo, Randy Mishmash, of Del Norte, Annette Mishmash, of La Junta; cousin, Virginia Mahaney; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the Roselawn Cemetery with Rev. John Ross officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Child Advocacy Center in Pueblo.

Smith, Ailie M.
Ailie M. "Dick" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Ailie M. "Dick" Smith, 95, died Nov. 11, 1997, in Canon City. Preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Daves in 1993. He is survived by children, Robert M. (Josephine) Smith of Beulah, Colo., Albert L. (Marlene) Smith of Wetmore, Colo., Joel R. (Willadean) Smith of Westminster, Colo., Judith E. (Bill) Binger of Canon City and Barbara A. (Richard) Holmes of Penrose, Colo., 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by a niece, Wilma Clason, and a nephew, James N. Smith, both of Pueblo. Preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a daughter, Margaret, in 1925. He ranched in the Baxter, Colo., area until 1938 then moved to Canon City where he continued to ranch until 1951 when he began his contracting business. He built many homes in the Fremont County area, built Buckskin Joe's and many movie sets which were used during the filming of many area movie pictures. He was an honorary lifetime member of Search and Rescue and a 14-year member of his church's quartet which sang at numerous events and for numerous occasions, including entertaining nursing home residents. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Canon City. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ with interment at Lakeside Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ Memorial Fund through the Wilson-Andrews office.

Smith, Al N.
Al N. "Smitty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - Al N. "Smitty" Smith, 80, went to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2000. Born March 23, 1919, in Belvidere, Kansas. Survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Mildred Smith; daughters, Kathy Edin, Brainerd, Minn., Peggy Jarmen, Spokane, Wash., Lucy Smith, Colorado Springs, JoAnne Ailts, Cortez, Colo.; son, Ted Smith, Mesa, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Bonnie (Dale) West and Connie Douglas, both of Pueblo; stepson, Rex (Gayle) Keller, Steamboat Springs; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson, Jefferey Bigler; five brothers; and one sister. Retired from Pueblo Army Depot in 1967 after 30 years of service. After retiring, he enjoyed finish carpentry work in the Pueblo area. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Smith, Albert J.
Albert J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1972 - Albert J. Smith, Pueblo resident past 73 years, late of 1208 Jackson, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital July 13, 1972, following lengthy illness. Mr. Smith was a retired employe of CF&I Steel Corp. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Smith of the family home, four daughter, Mrs. Mildred Beurman, Mrs. Cleo Kallio and Mrs. Betty Child, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Hope Willey, Scottsdale, Ariz. One sister, Mrs. Mable Chapman, San Francisco; 8 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and 3 nieces also survive. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel., with the Rev. Augustine Walson, chaplain, St Mary-Corwin Hospital, officiating. Interment, Mountain View cemetery.

Smith, Albert L.
Albert L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2000 - Albert L. Smith, 71, of Wetmore died May 2, 2000, at his home, which he devoted his life to building. He was born May 28, 1928, in Fowler to Ailie and Alice Smith of Canon City. Mr. Smith graduated from high school in Canon City before joining the Air Force as an aerial reconnaissance photographer until his honorable discharge in May 1949. He retired in 1983 after 33 years as a gauge setter in the Quality Control Department at CF&I Steel Corp. On Oct. 7, 1950, he married Marlene Dolan in Canon City. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years; sons, Ronald L. of Canon City, Raymond E. (Kathleen) of Grant Park, Ill.; along with granddaughters, Marsh and Lindsay. He is also survived by a brother, Robert (Josephine) of Beulah, sisters, Judith (Bill) Binger of Canon City, and Barbara (Dick) Holmes of Penrose. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joel. Visitation will be held Thursday May 4, 2000, from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Starika officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Hospice Fremont County at 517 W. Third St., Florence, Colo., 81226.

Smith, Alex
Alex Smith - - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The remains of Alex Smith are at the funeral parlors of T. G. McCarthy & Sons awaiting the arrival of relatives. Announcement of funeral later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - The remains of Axel Smith will be forwarded to Denver, Colo., today by T. G. McCarthy & sons, for burial, accompanied by C. J. Smith. [Also listed as Axel Smith]

Smith, Alice L.
Alice L. Smith - Huerfano World - April 20, 1989 - Alice L. Smith, 80, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of La Veta, died Apr. 10, 1989, at her home of apparent heart failure. Born in Walsenburg Sept. 12, 1908, when a young girl her family moved to La Veta where she was reared and graduated from La Veta High School. Born Alice Lester she married Harold Smith Nov. 11, 1928. She and her husband moved to Tucson in 1941 where she was a homemaker. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Baptist Church and a member of Chapter No. 2, Order of Eastern Star in Tucson. Surviving are four children, Charles Smith, Thayne, WY; Kenneth Smith, Wilcox, AZ; Layton Smith, Middlesex, NY and Carol Davis, Rushville, NY; a brother, Dr. Charles N. Lester, Seattle, WA; 10 grandchildren, a great-grandson, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Monday from La Veta Baptist Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of local arrangements.

Smith, Allen Levi
Allen Levi Smith - Huerfano World - November 2, 2006 - Allen Levi Smith of Walsenburg, Colorado entered into rest October 30, 2006. He was born in Lyons, Nebraska to nelson and Nellie Smith, August 20, 1922. he was 84 years of age. Mr. Smith is survived by children, John (Pearl) Smith, JoAnn (Alex) Sample, Robert (Eva) Smith, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson. Mr. Smith was a hard worker; he enjoyed fishing and especially spending time with his little dog Monster. A memorial service will be held 12 noon, Saturday at the family ranch in Turkey Ridge. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of John-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Smith, Alta G.
Alta G. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1999 - Alta G. Smith passed away Jan. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. Alta was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Glomawr, Ky., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1950. Mrs. Smith was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband, Earl Smith of Pueblo- daughter, Earlette (David) Medina of Pueblo- sister, Juanita Boek of Arizona- as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in the Imperial Cemetery.

Smith, Andrew T.
Andrew T. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1986 - Andrew T. Smith, 79, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on May 21, 1986. Mr. Smith is survived by one son, Joseph A. (Verlene) Smith, three daughters, Ruth (Ray) Miles, both of Pueblo; Bernice (Harold) Brown of Denver and Virginia (Robertson) Gomez of Colorado Springs. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous friends, including Angie Gonzales. Preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Ida Mary Smith, in 1963. Mr. Smith was born on Jan. 4, 1907, in Clarksville, Tenn., and lived in Pueblo for the past 60 years. He worked at CF&I in the blast furnace area for 37 years until his retirement. Mr. Smith was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Visitation hours from 3 until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 1986, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 33 Stanford and 1701 Logan.

Smith, Anice B.
Anice B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2002 - Anice B. Smith passed away Nov. 8, 2002, in Pueblo. Anice was born in Hopeton, Okla., on Sept. 29, 1908, to George and Myrtle Baxter Porter and had lived in Pueblo since 1974. She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Cactus Rebecca Lodge No. 2 and Past President of the Ladies Consistory Club. Anice was preceded in death by her husband, Howard in 1997; a sister, Margaret; and a brother, Millard. She is survived by her sister, Mae Porter; a brother, Paul Nelson Porter; a cousin, Ellen Roskoph; a sister-in-law, Doris Porter; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A funeral service will be held today, Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Hal Hartman of the Broadway Christian Church officiating and memorial rites by OES No. 7. Interment will take place in Alva, Okla., at a later date.

Smith, Anita J.
Anita J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - Anita J. Smith, 56, of Colorado City. Service and interment in Barstow, Calif.

Smith, Ann Woods
Ann Woods Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1987 - Ann Woods Smith, a Pueblo resident since 1953, passed away June 16, 1987. Mrs. Smith is survived by three sons, George (Talca) Woods, Dale L. (Wendy) Woods Jr., and Bert (Jeannetta) Woods, all of Pueblo; three daughters, Elizabeth (Lester) Parker and Diana Woods, both of Pueblo, and Sharon (Robert) Alderman of Zelienople, Pa.; two sisters, Helene(Lester) Baker of Pueblo and Kathleen Longshore of Aurora; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi D. Smith, in 1985. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. James L. Maley of the Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2295 Verbena Way.

Smith, Anna M.
Anna M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Anna M. Smith, 90, passed away March 5, 2003, at Life Care Center. She was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John R. Smith; and daughter, Barbara J. Smith; and brothers, William and Anton Veges. Survived by her children, Margaret (Richard) Latka, Robert (Betty) Smith, John (Alberta) Smith, Jerry Smith and Danny (Carol) Smith; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, John Veges; sister-in-law, Nat Veges; special friends, Helen and Bill Davis; and numerous relatives and friends. Anna was a wonderful mother and will be missed by all. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Smith, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1986 - Anna Marie Smith, 69, died Sept. 19, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a long illness. She was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Siebert, Colo. Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter, Rose Marie (James) Reedy, Pueblo; a son, Frank F. (Mary) Smith, El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; her mother, Bess Jones, Limon; a brother, Lee Jones; and a sister, Zoe Goodwin, both of Siebert. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Frank C. Smith, Nov. 13, 1982. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Monday in the Flagler Cemetery under direction of Love Funeral Home, Limon.

Smith, Annie J.
Annie J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2002 - Annie J. Smith passed away on April 16, 2002, in Colorado Springs. She was born in Mechanic, New Brunswick, Canada, on Dec. 6, 1906. She is predeceased by her husband, E. Lloyd Smith; and 14 siblings. She is survived by daughter, Barbara A. Bunch of Colorado Springs; and son, Robert E. Smith of Houston; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Private family inurnment.

Smith, Archie
Archie Smith – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Archie Smith is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Archie Smith: Colored, age 39, 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.

Smith, Artelia
Artelia Cox Smith - Huerfano World - September 14, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1934: Died, Artelia Cox Smith, 73, leaving her husband William E. Smith and five of their twelve children.

Smith, Arthur
Arthur "Uncle Bubba" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Arthur "Uncle Bubba” Smith departed this life April 17, 1987, at South-side Manor. A Pueblo resident since 1936, he was born Feb. 17, 1905, in Talladega, Ala. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in WW II. Preceded in death by his wife, Katie Smith in 1962; brothers, Henry P. Smith in 1954, Lee Smith in 1954, Will Smith in 1959 and George Smith in 1972; sister, Rebecca Neviles in 1945. Survivors include three sisters, Edna "Aunt Sue" Seay, Ivie Staples and Thelma Simmons; a brother-in-law, Roy Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1330 Spruce.

Smith, Asa
Asa Smith – Colorado Daily Chieftain – July 15, 1874 – Died at the residence of his son J. J. Smith, near Pueblo, July 14, Asa Smith, aged 88 years.  Funeral services at the Presbyterian church, at ten o'clock A. M., today (Wednesday).  Colorado Daily Chieftain – July 15, 1874 – Death of a '59er – Mr. Asa Smith died at the residence of his son, J. J. Smith, on the Arkansas, a short distance above this city, yesterday, at an advanced age.  Mr. Smith was formerly engaged extensively in business in the northern portion of the territory and was well known.

Smith, Axel
Axel Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The remains of Alex Smith are at the funeral parlors of T. G. McCarthy & Sons awaiting the arrival of relatives. Announcement of funeral later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - The remains of Axel Smith will be forwarded to Denver, Colo., today by T. G. McCarthy & sons, for burial, accompanied by C. J. Smith. [Also listed as Alex Smith]

Smith, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1996 - Barbara Jean Smith, Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Inurnment at a later date. Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - In Memoriam - Barbara J. Smith, November 13, 1934 - November 20, 1996, 7 years. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Smith family.

Smith, Beatrice M.
Beatrice “Bee” M. Faucett Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2001 - Beatrice M. Faucett Smith, 82, longtime Pueblo resident, went to be with the Lord Aug. 29, 2001. Preceded by her first husband, Alphonzo A. Faucett; her parents, Timothy Forrest and Julia Grace (Pierce) Carmack; four brothers; one sister; and son, Donald R. Smith. Survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Harry “Gene” Smith; children, Margaret (Vic) Gorshe of Golden, Richard (Kay) Faucett of Nevada, Diane L. Maria-Snyder of Aurora, Daniel (Kim) of California, Patrick (Colleen) Smith of North Carolina, Martin Smith of Washington, Harvey (Claudia) Smith, Jeannine T. (Jim Dunaway) Vigil, Leonard (Kim) Smith, Marie (Joe) Fabjancic, all of Pueblo; sister, Evelyn Lanning of Texas. She leaves 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Alphonzo was Bee's husband for 26 years before his death in 1965. In 1967, Bee married Gene Smith and assisted him in raising seven of his nine children. Bee also devoted herself to the care of her mother, mother-in-law and her brother, and in her spare time she held a full-time job as psych tech at the Colorado State Hospital with 28_ years of service, retiring in 1977. Bee was an active member in Columbine Lodge No. 114 and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Ladies Auxiliary, where she held numerous offices and was a volunteer extraordinaire. For fun, she belonged to a weekly bridge club for over 50 years. Bee was a very talented crafts person in ceramics, gardening, needlework and painting. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Nancy Chuch, Del Labolle, AMR Paramedics Chris and Chrystal, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Connie, Cyrele, Edith and Michelle for their compassion and care. Bee will lie in state at Davis Mortuary from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at the mortuary. Donations in memory of Bee may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice direct or through Davis Mortuary.

Smith, Benjimen E.
Benjimen "Ben" E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2000 - Benjimen "Ben" E. Smith passed away Sept. 11, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Ben was born May 18, 1923, in Rye, Colo., one of six children to James E. Smith Jr. and Mary Frances Dotson Smith. He graduated from Florence High School in 1941, was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the International Refrigeration Services Engineers Society, where he served as president in 1976. He was a 30-year member of the Parliamentarian Association and owned and operated Refrigeration Equipment Inc. for many years before retiring. Ben was preceded in death by his son, Clifford A. Smith, in 1992. His survivors include his wife, B. Darlene Smith of Pueblo; sons, Keith E. (Lucinda S.) Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dennis R. (Kym R.) Smith of Pueblo; five grandchildren, James T. Smith, Matthew J. Smith, Marie A. Smith, Danny W. Smith and Lindsay R. Smith, and his great-granddaughter, Samantha M. Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing. Interment has taken place in the Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Pueblo Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Smith, Bert (Infant of)
Infant Smith - Huerfano World - May 23, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1916: The baby of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith died of whooping cough.

Smith, Bessie Leona
Bessie Leona Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2004 - Bessie Leona Smith, 75, passed away June 4, 2004. Survived by her daughters, Leona (Ron) Kolesarek and Georgia (Jeff) Wilson; grandchildren, Jodeen (Gerald) Straley, Jon (Tiffany) Kolesarek and Sarah Kolesarek, all of Pueblo. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George B. Smith in 1992. Bessie was born on Dec. 14, 1928, to A.A. and Mamie Cunning. Bessie enjoyed collecting dolls, sewing and crocheting as well as corresponding with her pen pals. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held with inurnment at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery.

Smith, Betty J.
Betty J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1999 - Betty J. Smith, 74, died Feb. 17, 1999. Survived by daughter, Beverly Canverness- sister, Patricia Winfield- numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. She will be sadly missed by one and all.

Smith, Bobby C.
Bobby C. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2005 - Bobby C. Smith, 65, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Ratliff; and his brother, Alfred Smith. He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginger" Leonelli Smith; sister, Sue Stucker; and many relatives and friends. Memorial service at a later time in Pampa, Texas. Those who wish, may donate blood in Bobby's memory at Bonfils Blood Center, 3676 Parker Blvd.

Smith, Carl Warner
Carl Warner Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - Carl Warner Smith passed away Dec. 3, 1986, in Kelowna, British Columbia. Born in Pueblo on Feb. 17, 1907. Carl was a longtime resident of Avondale and Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Lilly Jo, and son, David, daughter-in-law, Nancy, all of British Columbia, Canada; son, William Smith, and daughter, Ruth Marie Margit from previous marriage, both of Broomfield. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, sisters, Agnes Jackson of Denver, Ruth Milar of Colorado Springs and Julia Stubblefield of Avondale, and a brother, Walter W. Smith of Long Island, N.Y. Carl was employed by Corwin Hospital and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 30 years. He retired in 1982. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Tom Janoski officiating. The family may be contacted at 47007 Olson Rd., Avondale.

Smith, Caroline J.
Caroline J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2004 - Caroline J. Smith, 86, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 13, 1917, in Pueblo, to John and Karolina Sabec who preceded her in death, along with her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas A. Smith; brother, John Sabec Jr.; and sister, Jeannie Hochavar. Survived by her children, Carole (Robert) Harvey Sr. and Walter C. Smith; grandsons, Robert (Vickie) Harvey Jr., and Tim (Leesa) Harvey; and granddaughters, Cortney and Brittney Harvey. Also survived by her sister, Bertha Scoleri; as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Caroline was very proud of being a housewife and of the 22 years of service she gave to the state hospital. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Liturgy of the Word to follow with the Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Caroline's memory. Special thanks to the nursing staff at University Park Care Center.

Smith, Catherine A.
Catherine A. "Katie" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2000 - Catherine A. "Katie" Smith, 97, died Feb. 3, 2000, in Canon City. She is survived by children, Margaret (Joe) Javernick, Maryann (Woodie) Teague and James (Margie) Moreno; grandchildren, Carol (Bert) Huszcza, Joanne (Gary) Shoun, Bobby (Maria) Javernick, Neil (Vicki) Moreno and Noreen Ramey; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Moreno Sr. and Joseph (John) Smith; her parents; brothers, Lewis, Henry, Paul and Joseph Ricchiuti; and sisters, Angeline Freeman and Albina Procarione. A lifelong resident of Canon City, she enjoyed crocheting, working in crafts, sewing and especially yard work. She was a member of Daughters of Isabella and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #2123. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City, with interment following at Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the Progressive Care Center Activity Fund, 1338 Phay, Canon City, Colo., 81212.

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

Smith, Charles
Charles Smith - Bayfield Blade - December 13, 1912 - A stranger, apparently fifty years old, who registered at the Oxford hotel as Charles Smith of Trinidad, took an overdose of morphine and died at a Walsenburg hotel.

Smith, Charles E.
Charles E. Smith – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Charles E. Smith is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Charles E. Smith: American, age 42, married with no surviving children. 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.

Smith, Charles G. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Charles G. Smith - Steamboat Pilot - September 30, 1908 – News has been received of the death of Mrs. Charles G. Smith at the insane asylum in Pueblo, where she was taken a few weeks ago. It has been known ever since she was taken to Pueblo that she was in a precarious condition, she suffering from tuberculosis as well as a general break down. Sympathy will go to the husband and the three little children who are left to mourn.

Smith, Charles Roper
Charles Roper Smith - Rocky Mountain News - November 27, 1994 - Charles Roper Smith, 66, of Lafayette died Nov. 17. Services were Nov. 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Boulder, with burial in Mountain View Memorial Park. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Walsenburg. He married Hiroko Inumeru Jan. 22, 1951, in Fukuoka-Ken, Japan. He was a maintenance mechanic. He served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Catholic Legion of Mary and VFW Bee Keeper in Lafayette. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Andrew of Knoxville, Tenn., and Gregory of Boulder; two daughters, Rita Merck of Fort Collins and Christine Murrey of Westminster; three brothers, George Roper of Seattle, Wilbur Roper of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Willard Roper of Hot Springs, S.D.; and seven grandchildren.

Smith, Chester H.
Chester H. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1986 - Chester H. Smith, 87, late of Pueblo Regent, 100 San Carlos Road, passed away Nov. 28, 1986. Services under the direction of Cowans-Edwards Funeral Home in Manhattan, Kan.

Smith, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Smith - Wray Rattler - February 23, 1901 - Clarence E. Smith. Died at Pueblo, Colo., February 1, 1901, at 8:30 p.m., Clarence E. Smith. The deceased was for many years afflicted with kidney disease, and a short time prior to his death he contracted a severe case of la grippe, from the complications of which he could not recover. A letter from Pueblo is, in part, as follows: “He was abundantly prepared to go. About his last words were, 'My sins are washed away in the blood of Jesus.' He was buried in M. View cemetery, Pueblo, after a large funeral at the Broadway M. E. church. Four of the city clergymen took part in the services.” Clarence E. Smith was well known in Wray, and his friends were many. His courage and forced cheerfulness, although disease was gnawing at his vitals, won him the respect and esteem of his intimates. He was a zealous worker in the Lord's cause, and it is but fair to believe that he is now reaping a rich reward. His firmness in his convictions and his unalterable faith helped those with whom he came in contact and his image will long live in their memory and their hearts.

Smith, Clark E.
Clark E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Clark E. Smith, 49, passed away on Feb. 7, 1998. Clark is survived by his wife, Marcia, of 28 years, to whom he was completely devoted. His legacy will live on through his sons, Daryl of Vail, and Nathan of Pueblo. He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth G. Smith of Kemp, Texas- his brother, Bruce E. Smith of Dripping Springs, Texas- and his sister, Judith Pierce of Kemp, Texas. Clark was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. As a true man of God, Clark will be remembered as a gentle, caring individual and for the positive influence he had on all that knew him. Clark was a longtime banker with Pueblo Bank and Trust. He was respected for his wisdom and genuine concern for doing the right thing. He was also known for his dedication and commitment to his customers and co-workers, who loved and respected him. Clark was a graduate of North Texas State University, Oklahoma School of Banking, and the National Commercial Lending School. He was actively involved with community and educational programs. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a memorial account established at Pueblo Bank and Trust. A will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th Street, Pueblo.

Smith, Clayton E.
Clayton E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - Clayton E. Smith, 68, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness on May 8, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Clay was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Denver, Colo., and grew up in Salida, Colo. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Colorado and was employed as a pharmacist at Parkview Episcopal Hospital for 37 years. Clay enjoyed the outdoors whether it was working in the yard or camping in the mountains. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Denver Broncos, with the highlight of going to their last Super Bowl win in Miami, Fla. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Smith. He dearly will be missed by his wife of nearly 30 years, Grace; and his children, Kathy (Jeff) Seley, Vicki (Eloy) Jaramillo and Brian (Gina) Smith; also survived by his children from a previous marriage, Jean Edward and Doug Smith. He was affectionately called “Poppy” by his granddaughters, Taylor Allen, Allyson Seley, Sidney Seley and Ambrey Smith; his brother, Robert (Marge) Smith Jr., also survives. Clay was a kind person and always a gentleman. Everyone who knew him will miss him. The family respectfully honors his wish for no viewing or funeral service. At his request, cremation has taken place. The family will have a private memorial to celebrate his life. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Smith, Clifford
Clifford Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2001 - Clifford Smith, 87, departed this life Dec. 22, 2001, at Belmont Lodge Nursing Center. Born on Dec. 12, 1914, in Okmulgie, Okla. He was retired from the former Ideal Cement Plant. Mr. Smith was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA), First African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Steel City Elks Lodge No. 1564. Mr. Smith is predeceased by his parents, J. Henry and Ophelia Washington Smith; a brother, Eddie Smith; beloved wife, Elizabeth Jones Smith; grandson, Rev. Richard (Bill) Johnson. Survived by daughters, Fredricka June Williams, Karen LaVern Smith; grandchildren, Tanya Johnson, Kimberly (Robert) Seaborn, Roger, Louis, Fredrick, and Clifford LaRue Johnson and Mark Haley; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two godchildren; siblings, Dorothy (Phillip) Smith, Nita Daughtey, Wilbur (Celeste) Smith, Elmer Smith, Alfred (Marylin) Smith, Robert Lee Smith, Viola Davis; numerous nieces and nephews to include, Raymond (Love) Smith of Pueblo; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, First A.M.E. Church, Mesa and Pine Streets, Rev. David Malcom Jr. officiating. Interment, Roselawn. The Smith family will receive friends on the lower level of first A.M.E. following the burial rites.

Smith, Cora B.
Mrs. Cora B. Smith – Chronicle News Trinidad - April 2, 1917 – The funeral of Mrs. Cora B. Smith, who died last Thursday at the Toltec hotel, will take place tomorrow morning from the Hall & McMahon chapel. The husband of the deceased will arrive today from Akron, Ohio.

Smith, Daisy F.
Daisy F. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1986 - Daisy F. Smith, July 6, 1986. Wife of George W. Smith, who passed away Nov. 7, 1970. Mother of George E. (Donna) Smith, San Jose, Calif.; Gertrude (Howard G.) Emmons, Pueblo; and Daisy Cenac, Tucson, Ariz. Predeceased by a son, Albert A. Smith, Dec. 13, 1974. Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, numerous nieces, and nephews. She was born in England, April 2, 1893; moved to Canada, then to Pitkin and Gunnison, then to Pueblo in 1924. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Fred Johnson. Please omit food and flowers; gifts in her memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Smith, Dan W.
Dan W. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2006 - Dan W. Smith of Thornton. Husband of Kathy Smith; father of Chad D. Smith; son of Esther Butkovich; brother of Tim Smith, Kathy (Rene) Visscher, Cheryl Bensik; also survived by numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by father, Nick. Memorial Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 9371 Wigham St., Thornton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield County.

Smith, Danny Leon
Danny Leon Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2005 - Danny Leon Smith, 59, of Pueblo. Born May 6, 1946, and passed away Sept. 5, 2005. Cremation has taken place.

Smith, Daphne J.
Daphne J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Daphne J. Smith, 80, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 11, 2005, after a long illness. Born on Nov. 21, 1925, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Don and Daisy Jenkins, who preceded her in death along with her loving husband, Marshall "Jack" Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Sally; four grandchildren, Jaclyn and Ashley Hubersberger, Jimmy and Marsha Espinoza; brother, Joe (Sylvia) Jenkins; sister, Virginia (Richard) Van Horn; sister-in-law, Katharyn Jean Smith; brother-in-law, Hoke (Clara) Smith; cousin, Barbara Shief; and numerous nieces and nephews. Daphne also is survived by many friends especially Patricia Spahr and Katherine Killeen. Daphne was valedictorian of her class at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, and graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma where she was an active member of her sorority Alpha Xi Delta. Daphne, a Unitarian Universalist, was a former member of the Central Christian Church and the Pueblo Country Club. She was an avid football fan and loved cheering for her Broncos and the Oklahoma Sooners. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to all the nice people at the Sharmar Nursing Center for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611-1676.

Smith, David Eric
David Eric Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2003 - David Eric Smith passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2003, in Colorado Springs. He was born Jan. 11, 1968, in St. Paul, Minn. Dave was a 1986 graduate of Central High School in Pueblo and a 1990 graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was a stockbroker with Quick and Reilly in Colorado Springs. He loved a good steak and a challenging golf hole. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Karen C. Campbell; his beloved 4-month-old daughter, Julianna Rae; his parents, Dr. Thomas and Karen Smith of Pueblo; three brothers, Drs. Paul and Lisa Smith and their daughters Annika, Svea and Ella of Monument, Colo., Gregory and Diane Smith of Woodland Park, Colo., and Daniel C. Smith of New York City; his in-laws, Dr. W. MacRae and Susan Campbell of Pueblo; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Drs. Robert and Tahki Campbell of Clinton Township, Mich. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Bertha Smith of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Grady Smith of Pueblo and Fowler; and maternal grandparents, Ray and Evelyn Henning of Denver. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Avenue in Pueblo. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. or to the American Heart Association.

Smith, David F.
David F. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1999 - David F. Smith, 70, of Pueblo, journeyed into the promised land June 1, 1999,after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Smith,1962- and his father-in-law, Benjamin Urioste, 1985- mother, Delfinia Smith,1967- son, Carl Anthony Smith, 1978- sister-in-law, Henrietta (Silvie) Smith,1981- sister, Angie (Dan) Solis, 1984- brother, Joe C. (Sarita) Smith, 1985-brother, Orlando (Grace) Smith, 1986- brother, Ralph A. (Viola) Smith, 1993.Cherishing his memory is his wife, Marie O. Smith, of the family home-children, Anna M. Schwartz, Pueblo, Carla J. (Stuart) Heermans, Flagler,Margaret L. (Brett) Ginther, Brighton, Karen R. (Leonard) Smith-Madrid, Aurora, Benjamin D. (Robin) Smith, Pueblo, Michael J. (Debbie) Smith, Pueblo, John L. (Tammy) Smith, Pueblo, Michelle E. (Kenny) Marez, Pueblo, Sidney F. Smith, Denver, Yvonne C. Smith, Denver, William G. (Sandra) Smith, Pueblo. Surviving him also is his sister, Jane Rivera, Rocky Ford- brothers, Manuel(Frances) Smith, Pueblo, Cecil (Dora) Smith, Pueblo, James (Della) Smith, Pueblo, Silvie (Elva) Smith, Florence, and Henry (Dora) Smith, Price, Utah-mother-in-law, Eva Urioste, Tecolotito, N.M.- brothers-in-law, Fidel, Louie and Wilfred Urioste, Tecolotito, N.M.- 23 grandchildren. Mr. Smith was proud of his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as a blademan from the Pueblo County Road and Bridge Department in 1991. David enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev. William Powers, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Rosary Church Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Smith, David L.
David Leon Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2003 - David Leon Smith, birth name: Leon Christopher Hancock, 54, of Pueblo. Memorial gathering including family and friends will be received at 1523 Pine St. from 2 to 8 p.m. today.

Smith, De Alva
De Alva "Dee" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 1987 - De Alva "Dee" Smith, 57, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 6, 1987, in New Mexico. Dee is survived by one daughter-in-law, Terry Lenzini of Las Vegas, Nev., and four grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Betty Sterling of Kansas, Iva McCumber of Alamosa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dee was preceded in death by one son, James Bradly Sherwood; one grandson, Keith Bradly Sherwood; and her parents, Roy and Beulah Mallory. She was born April 6, 1930, in Levelland, Texas, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was employed at CF&I in the payroll department until retirement. Visitation hours from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with Dr. David Horton officiating. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3930 Goodnight Ave. following interment.

Smith, Desirae Rose
Desirae Rose Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Desirae Rose Smith, beloved daughter and granddaughter, left this world to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 1999. Desirae, affectionately known as "Desi" by family and friends was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Don and Shirley Trusty. She leaves behind her loving mother, Shelly and her little brother, Drake. Desi is also survived by her father, Loyalle- grandparents, Larry and Liz Haines, and Dana and Mike Cundiff- and Joe Even- aunts and uncles, Shannon (Jack) Cruz, Michael Cundiff, Kim and Sabrina Haines- great-grandparents, Francis and Madeline Haines, Everett and Bunny Even- and numerous cousins and other relatives. Viewing will be Thursday from 2 until 6 p.m. Services will he held 11:30 a.m. Friday at Garden Chapel. Interment at Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors at 2008 Ridgewood Lane after the services.

Smith, Donald John Sr.
Donald John Smith Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1987 - Donald John Smith Sr., 71, of 804 S. Eighth, Rocky Ford, died Oct. 28, 1987, at a Pueblo hospital. Longtime Manzanola resident, and formerly of Aguilar and Trinidad. He was manager of Farmers Co-op in Manzanola for 17 years before retiring. Survived by one son, Donald (Linda) Smith of Littleton; one daughter, Donna Czillinger of Englewood; a dear friend, Margaret Breitenfeld of Rocky Ford; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Griffy Manzanola Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m. Friday, Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad. Memorials to charity of donor's choice.

Smith, Donald R.
Donald R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2001 - Donald R. Smith passed away April 28, 2001, in Pueblo. Donald was born August 14, 1961, in Pueblo and was the youngest of his family. Donnie was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1980. He was employed as crew chief and journeyman lineman for Mastec, Inc., Colorado Springs. He was previously employed by Gene Smith and Sons Television Services Company, West Plains Energy and M. Cline, Inc. of Pueblo. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Louise (Moylan) (Smith) Simon; his stepfather, Robert E. Simon; grandparents, Thomas Cyrus and Estelle (Garnier) Leonard, Edith Frances McKee and Harry Cowden Smith. Donald was a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He was well-liked by all who knew him. His survivors included his daughters, Christa, Danielle and Reanna; his parents, Harry E. (Gene) and Beatrice M. Smith of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Margaret (Vic) Gorshe of Golden, Richard (Kay) Faucett of Las Vegas, Nev., Harvey (Claudia) Smith of Pueblo, Diane L. Maria-Snyder of Aurora, Jeannine (Jim Dunaway) Vigil, Leonard (Kim) Smith of Pueblo, Daniel (Kim) Smith of Garden Grove, Calif., Patrick (Colleen Price) Smith of Pfafftown, N.C., Martin (Kathleen Morgan) Smith of Suquamish, Wash., Marie (Joe) Fabjancic of Pueblo and his uncle, Donald Raymond Moylan of the Village of Palm Beach, Fla.; his special friend, RoJean Dutton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing at Davis Mortuary, Friday, May 4, 2001, from 4 to 8 p.m., Rosary to follow viewing. Cremation at the Davis Crematory. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway. Reception with food, following in church hall. Private interment. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to Donald R. Smith's children's education fund c/o Pueblo City Employees Federal Credit Union (Acct. No. 25906-4), 225 East Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004, (719) 545-4889. On Sunday, May 6, the entire Smith family will receive friends for a potluck dinner, 1:30 p.m. at 2020 Baculite Mesa Road (northeast of USC), Pueblo. Please call for directions (719) 568-9735.

Smith, Dora M.
Dora M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1999 - Dora M. Smith, 79, longtime Lamar area resident, currently of Florence, died Sept. 19, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Valley Memorial, Lamar Chapel. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Church of God Holiness.

Smith, Doris Ann
Doris Ann Smith – Albuquerque Journal - August 23, 1999 - Doris Ann Smith, 67, passed away on Monday, August 19, 1999 in Albuquerque. She was born in Billings, Missouri on September 29, 1931. In 1960, she married K. Reed Smith of Springfield, Missouri, who served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked for the National Weather Service in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1961 and returned the next year to Springfield. Mrs. Smith owned and managed real estate in Springfield, Missouri for the next 15 years. In 1978, she opened her own homemade candy store business in Springfield, which she operated until 1983. The Smiths moved to Oklahoma City in 1983, where Mr. Smith worked for the US District Court for Western Oklahoma until he passed on in 1988. Mrs. Smith relocated to Rio Rancho in 1991, where she operated Legacy, a rare and used book mail order business until 1998. She is survived by her three daughters, Tami Smith, 38, Jill J. Smith, Esq., 36, and Amy Smith, 31, all of Albuquerque; five nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; her brothers, Terry W. Chapman and his wife, Vicky of Kansas City, MO and Gene Chapman and his wife, Helen of Portland, OR; and her sister, Mary Lou Sutton of St. Louis, MO. Private cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Riverside Cremations and Burials, 224-2904.

Smith, Dorothy Adlaide
Dorothy Adlaide Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2000 - Dorothy Adlaide Smith, age 86, passed away Oct. 9, 2000. She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Gertrude Medos; husband, Lloyd B. Smith; and sisters, Ethel M. Kelker and Ruby K. Harsch. Survived by her aunt, Elsie M. Buis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and nieces and nephews, Sherry K. (Robert) Toepfer, Marilyn M. (Bob) Renfro, Dorothy M. (Wayne) Darras, Mary A. (Randy) Ricci and families, Ronald M. (Nadine) Harsch, Robert J. (Catherine) Harsch, Richard S. (Rose) Harsch, Theodore J. (Gloria) Kelker and families. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wood, Dr. Schneider, Josephine Turner and Mary Salas for the care they gave Dorothy. At Dorothy's request, a private family service was held on Oct. 11, 2000, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Smith, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2000 - Dorothy Mae Smith, 97, departed this life Nov. 8, 2000, at IHS of Pueblo. Born Oct. 5, 1903, in St. Louis, Mo. A homemaker, she enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie Fisher; husband, George F. Smith; children, Drula M. Switzer, Norma Penny, James Smith and Marvin Smith. Survived by her children, Roy (Rudell) Smith, Loree "Pie" Sanford, all of Pueblo, Janet Collier, San Francisco, Calif.; daughters-in-law, Sally Smith and Patricia Smith, both of Denver; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two cousins, Rose Gray and Patience Robinson; numerous other relatives; special friend, Betty Spears and family, Pueblo. Visitation Sunday, Angelus Chapel, noon until 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2523 Taylor Lane.

Smith, Dorsey H.
Dorsey H. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1997 - Dorsey H. Smith, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 22, 1997. A graduate of Colorado University and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as a pilot during World War II. Retired employee of Fountain Sand and Gravel. He served as deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, life member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club, BPOE No. 90, Ovie Vernon, American Legion Post No. 2 and of Institute of Management Accountants Emeritus. He is survived by his loving wife, Eloise E. Ross Smith- daughter, Sue Ann Pumphrey and son-in-law John Pumphrey-daughter, Sally Lynn Gutierrez- grandchildren, Tormey Opal and Dorsey Pumphrey- sister, Margaret McFarland, Canoga Park, Calif., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia T. Smith. , 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Smith, E. F.
E. F. Smith – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Wet Mountain Valley - … On Thursday morning last, E. F. Smith, one of the oldest residents of the valley, saddled his favorite mare and started towards Grape creek, where were quite a number of cattle, to see if any of them were down in the mire, and shortly afterwards he was found lying on the ground in an insensible condition. He was brought to the house, and although a careful examination of his body (was made) not the slightest indication of a wound was discovered. Medical aid was procured as soon as possible, and everything was done which skill could devise to restore the unfortunate man to consciousness, but to no effect. He lingered until Saturday morning at nine o'clock, when he breathed his last. When the mare was caught a quantity of mud was discovered on one side of the saddle, which seemed to be satisfactory evidence to some that she had stumbled and fallen on her rider producing a fatal inward bruise. A large concourse of friends followed his remains to their last resting place, on Sunday, at two o'clock, P. M. Mr. Smith was a widower, without children, near fifty years of age, and had resided in the valley between six and seven years. He had no relatives in Colorado and his friends are engaged in trying to find some relative who will come and settle up his estate. – LEX, Ula, May 11th, 1876.

Smith, Earl E.
Earl E. Smith Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2000 - Earl E. Smith Jr. passed away March 11, 2000, in Pueblo. Earl was born in Clarksburg, W.V., on Dec. 4, 1922 to Earl and Mattie Wright Smith and lived in Pueblo since 1950. He was employed as a bricklayer for many years. Earl was a lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #57 in Ohio, as well as Silver State Lodge #95 AF & AM in Pueblo. Mr. Smith was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta, in 1999 and is survived by his children, Earlette (David) Medina of Pueblo and Ellen Haddix of Ohio; two brothers, Paul Smith of Pueblo and Charles Smith of Ohio; a sister, Mary Stamper of Ohio; his grandchildren, Kristi Brooks and Shelly Greenfield; as well as a great-grandson, Justin Greenfield. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000 in the Imperial Cemetery with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Memorial rites by Silver State Lodge #95 AF & AM and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Smith, Ed J.
Ed J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Ed J. Smith, born Sept. 10, 1901, in Tipton, Kan., went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2001. He earned a B.S. degree from Fort Hays State College in 1929 and an M.S. degree from Colorado College in 1956. Having served as teacher and coach in various high schools in Kansas and Colorado, Ed was hired at Centennial High School in 1942. He is possibly best remembered as head coach of the Centennial High School 1946 state football championship team. He served as the first District 60 athletic director from 1952 to 1967. Among Ed's more significant accomplishments were receiving the Board of Education Service Award for spearheading the construction of the Dutch Clark Stadium and being elected to both the Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame and the Centennial Hall of Fame. Ed received numerous awards for his many contributions toward the educational and athletic development of Pueblo youth. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Boyer Smith; and son, Dr. Dean B. Smith. Ed is survived by his sisters, Isobel and Viola Smith; daughter, Virginia Walker; and daughter-in-law, Judy Smith and son, Dr. E. Jim Smith. As loving family patriarch, Ed begat three children; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Ed was a deeply religious man who enjoyed life; nevertheless, he eagerly looked forward to what he firmly believed would be a better life after his death. The loyalty, devotion and gratitude of the entire Smith clan burns brightly during this time of loss. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's name to the Centennial High School Museum Construction Fund, P.O. Box 8312, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Smith, Eddie
Eddie Smith - Huerfano Herald – February 17, 1881 - Eddie, infant and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Smith, died on the 7th inst. Of the throat affection that is prevailing in the community. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church on the 10th, and were conducted by Rev. Burch. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their sad affliction.

Smith, Edward
Edward Smith – Eagle Valley Enterprise – December 2, 1910 – Body Too Large for Church Door – Greeley. – When the funeral of Edward Smith, who died from burns received when the boiler of his traction engine exploded near Pueblo, was held here, a heavy express wagon carried the casket instead of a the usual hearse, as the latter is not large enough. Smith was six feet two inches tall and weighed nearly 250 pounds. His casket was made to order and is so large that it cannot enter the church door.

Smith, Edwin James
Dr. Edwin J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2003 - Dr. Edwin J. Smith, DVM, 87, passed away June 27, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Left to mourn his departure is his wife of 20 years, Twilla Eddy Smith; brother, Earl D. (Alex) Smith; brother-in-law, Harold (Mary) Casper; children, Thomas Edwin Smith (deceased), his wife Jean and children, Brian, Kathy and Chris; Richard Smith and children, Vicki and Kevin; Sally (Michael) Hollins and children Nathan and Stephanie; Gordon (Thelma) Smith and children, Reina, Elyse and Ian; stepchildren, Chris (Charlotte) Eddy and children, Terisa, Tonia and Chad; Roxann (John) Cadwell, and children Shawn and Scott; Paul Eddy and children, Kristi, Casey and Cody; Mark Eddy and children, Malisa, Jennifer, Ben, Sara and Marteka; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces and friends. Edwin James Smith was born in Minturn, Colo., the middle child in a family of seven. His parents were Mary Edith "Mamie" (Bates) and Edwin Forrest Smith. When Edwin was 3 years old, the family moved to the San Luis Valley in Colorado between Fort Garland and Blanca. Ranching and farming became a way of life. Edwin's father was also superintendent of schools. Edwin's mother gave piano lessons to neighboring children and taught all seven of her own to play instruments. They formed a Smith Family band and played on most Sundays in church. Edwin played the clarinet. After graduating from high school, he attended one year at Adams State College in Alamosa and then continued his education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, graduating as a veterinarian, a profession he loved. While attending the university in Fort Collins, he met Mildred Jean Casper and they were married March 12, 1938. He worked as federal meat inspector in Omaha, Neb. Thomas Edwin Smith was born Jan. 30, 1940. Next he went to Port of Embarkation in New Orleans. Next move was to Greenville, S.C. Richard Bates Smith was born Aug. 8, 1942. Following his discharge from the service, the family moved to Santa Fe, N.M., where Edwin purchased a veterinarian practice and where he stayed until his retirement in 1978. Edwin did both small and large animals for several years, traveling as far as 100 miles to treat livestock. At that time there were only two vets in Santa Fe. Sally Jean Smith was born Nov. 27, 1948, and Gordon James Smith was born Oct. 15, 1954. Tom joined his dad as a partner and at the present time Ed's granddaughter, Kathy, and her husband, Mike Dobesh, are still operating the Smith Veterinary Hospital. While in Santa Fe, he was active in several organizations: Shrine (Klown patrol), Masons, Lions Club, Elks, Sheriff Posse, Boy Scouts and church deacon. Ed was secretary for the New Mexico Veterinary exam board for 10 years and was state veterinarian for Santa Fe Downs Racetrack for eight years. He treated various animals during the years but his favorite patient was a little cub bear that later became the Forest Service symbol, Smokey Bear. Jean, Ed's wife, was a big help to him when he was first establishing his practice and continued to be an important part of his life. Jean died in March 1981, after a hard battle with cancer. The years he spent raising his family and establishing his business were very important years and he was very proud of his family. In September 1982, Ed and Twilla Eddy were married in Taos, N.M. They made their home in Santa Fe, but did lots of traveling in their motor home. On their trips they saw some beautiful country, met lots of neat people, but the nicest part was visiting friends and relatives along the way and keeping the relationships going. In June 1994, the couple moved to Pueblo and have really enjoyed living here. Ed drove for Meals on Wheels two days a week, volunteered at Cooperative Care Center on Mondays, and was active in various ways at the First Presbyterian Church. He was known everywhere by his ready smile, which will be missed by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th & Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Concluding service will be held at the Santa Fe New Mexico National Cemetery on Thursday. Those who desire may make memorials to either Meals on Wheels or Cooperative Care Center, in care of the funeral home.

Smith, Edwin L.
Edwin L. Smith - Huerfano World - May 25, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1935: Died, Dr. R.A. Mathews, a resident for 38 years and hero of the 1899 smallpox epidemic, and Edwin L. Smith, local merchant since 1900.

Smith, Eileen
Eileen Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1986 - Eileen Smith died July 14, 1986, and was cremated at the Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Born April 6, 1919, in Levanna, Ohio. Mourned by her former fellow workers and a host of friends, primarily Florence E. Stork. She was an LPN at the Dana Corp., retiring in 1980. Member of Dana Corp. retirees and King of Kings Lutheran Church, where the memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. A. Miller officiating. Omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the church memorial fund.

Smith, Eleanor
Eleanor "Lou" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2006 - Eleanor "Lou" Smith, 79, passed away Feb. 7, 2006. Survived by her children, Brenda Carignan, Paul (Karen) Smith, Patti (Nick) Heiserman, Danny (Christie) Smith, Coleen Montelongo (Tom Lontine); 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Sutton. Also survived by close friends, Norman Richards and Judy Ashby-Kulsziski. Lou was a member of the Army Nurse Corps; she also worked at Parkview Hospital and at Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities. Lou loved nature, hiking and camping. She was very devoted to her faith, family and friends. Everyone she met became an immediate friend. Lou loved sunsets and instilled her deep sense of spirituality into her children and grandchildren. Lou also had a great sense of humor and selflessness. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Park Hill Baptist Church with a reception to follow at the church. Private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo 81005, or PAWS Animal Welfare, 3420 W. 8th St., Pueblo 81003.

Smith, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Smith - Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, aged 91 years, died at Trinidad, after an illness of six months. She came from England to America fifty years ago, when physicians assured her tuberculosis would kill her in six months. Five generations of her family were present when she died.

Smith, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Smith – Bayfield Blade – June 18, 1915 – A Pioneer Dies – Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, aged 82 years, 6 months and 9 days, died on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan Myers, whose family reside nine miles north of Bayfield. Mrs. Smith was one of the very first settlers in the Cox canyon section, coming with the Coxes. Later she resided on Pine river and then at Pueblo, returning here a year or more since. Besides the daughter mentioned there were two sons – Grant, who resides here, and the other one has not been heard from for many years. There are also grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Sapp brothers are nephews, and she raised them. Funeral services were conducted at the Myers home yesterday afternoon and interment followed, in the Bayfield cemetery.

Smith, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2005 - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Smith, 88, passed away June 25, 2005. Survived by her children, Marilyn Zorko of Pueblo, Carol Ewing of Mesa, Ariz., Alan (Kathy) Smith of Rome, Ga., Les (Christine) Smith of Sandy, Utah; a niece, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and special friends, Lucille DeVries and Ed (Velma) DeSilva of Texas. A longtime member of Flower Fad Garden Club, Tops No. CO7 and FCE Highlighters. She enjoyed flowers, arrangements, and competed at the State Fair for over 50 years. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with reception to follow at the parish center hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Church in her memory.

Smith, Elizabeth Helen
Elizabeth Helen Jones Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2001 - Elizabeth Helen Jones Smith, 79, departed this life Sept. 2, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Nov. 6, 1921. She graduated from Central High School and Pueblo Community College. She was an accomplished musician, both on the piano and organ. She always said if you could sing it, she could play it, and did so with skill, feeling and expression. She always had a definite sense of humor. She played for USO shows for the GIs. She also performed for gospel concerts at USC. She was a former Worthy Matron for Star of Pueblo Chapter 5 Order of Eastern Star (PHA). She was the first president of the Colorado State Hospital Auxiliary. She received the Outstanding Service Award for dedication to the aged, the Governor's Outstanding Service Award, SRDA and the Meals on Wheels Program. She was Pueblo's religious editor for the Denver Weekly newspaper. In 1990, she received the Outstanding Editors Award from Who's Who Among Colorado Black Leaders. In 1995, she was a candidate for the Silver Queen Contest sponsored by The Pueblo Chieftain. Elizabeth was a dedicated member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she played the music for each Sunday morning service. She loved the Lord and was devoted to sacred music. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Izean (Curry) Jones; brothers, Charles Calvin Jones, David Matthew Jones. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Clifford Smith; daughters, Fredericka June Williams, Karen LaVern Smith; sister, Sally Smith; grandchildren, Tanya Johnson, Kimberly (Robert) Seaborne, Roger Johnson, Louis Johnson, Rev. Richard "Bill" Johnson, Frederick Johnson, LaRue Johnson and Mark Haley; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two godchildren, Falon Dietre Lewis and Rosa Lee Robinson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, First AME Church, Mesa and Pine streets, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Elizabeth's favorite statement was, "God is her hero."

Smith, Ella A.
Mrs. Ella A. Smith - Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 20, 1875 – Died - Smith – in Pueblo, on the 19th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Ella A. Smith, aged 28 years. Funeral from her late residence, corner of Court and Eighth streets, to-day at 10 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1875 - In another column the sad announcement is made of the death of Mrs. Ella A. Smith, wife of our fellow townsman, Dr. J. G. Smith. Mrs. Smith came to the city nearly two years ago, for the benefit of her health, her being afflicted with that fell destroyer, consumption. She improved perceptibly for more than a year, when a change took place for the worse, in her case, and she commenced to sink rapidly, until death terminated her existence on Monday morning last, at four o'clock. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband and father of the deceased.

Smith, Ellen Anette
Ellen Anette (Rhodes) Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Ellen Anette (Rhodes) Smith, Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Lake Arthur-Jennings, La., and Jacksonville, N.C. Born Aug. 17, 1945, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the home of her daughter after a short, hard fight with pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Major L. Rhodes and Maude A. (Vernon) Rhodes; two brothers, Major E. Rhodes Sr. and Merl "Dusty" Rhodes. Ellen is survived by one daughter, Izan E. (Manuel) Cortez; two sons, Vernon S. (Julie Broussard) Newman and Dean J. (April) Smith Jr., of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by two wonderful grandsons, Roberto A. Newman, Pueblo, Colo., Alex W. Newman, Lake Arthur, La.; seven beautiful granddaughters, Samantha R. Cortez, Pueblo, Colo., Vianey Cortez-Salas, Juarez, Mexico, Heather M. Newman, Lake Arthur, La., Allee N. Newman, Pueblo, Colo., Tammra E. Smith, Brittany N. Smith, Stephanie A. Smith, all of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by three brothers, Kenneth B. Rhodes, Odessa, Texas; Walter "Pete" Rhodes, Lester F. Rhodes; and one sister, Trelles A. Rhodes, all of Jacksonville, N.C.; previous daughter-in-law, Michelle Newman; and numerous other family members. She leaves three of the dearest friends, Carol Corriveau, who helped care for Ellen in her final struggles and provided her and family with love and support; Cheryl Fernau, who provided Ellen with love, laughs and friendship, and Rev. Claudia Wolf, who supported Ellen with wonderful spiritual guidance into her next journey. Visitation in Pueblo to be held Friday, April 14, 2000, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Funeral Home. Funeral service to be Saturday, April 15, 2000, 7 p.m. Following services, Ellen will be flown home to Jacksonville, where services are to be held at Johnson Funeral Home, Henderson Drive. Visitation to be held Tuesday, April 18, 2000, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be Wednesday, April 19, 2000, 10 a.m. Burial will follow services at the family cemetery, Reedy Branch in Jones County, near Comfort. Ellen will always be remembered for her smile for everyone and how she was always willing to lend an ear for your heartaches and a shoulder to cry on. She always tried to do what she thought to be right by family and friends alike. Ellen loved her karaoke nights of singing with friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Tina and Shirley, your words of encouragement were appreciated. To Dr. Dan O'Brien who cared for Ellen in her final months, thank you for everything; Dr. Robert Mott, thanks for everything. To both doctors, your compassion and understanding is what all patients desire and wish they could find in a good doctor. We are glad Ellen found you both.

Smith, Ellen B.
Ellen B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - Ellen B. Smith, 50, passed away Jan. 9, 2000. Survived by husband, Raymond C. Smith Sr.; son, Raymond (Ruth) Smith Jr.; grandson, Monte D. Lynch; father, Robert L. Crouch; sister Carla Jean Crouch; mother-in-law, Beatrice Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by infant son, William D. Smith; mother, Iris Crouch; and brother, Robert Lee Crouch Jr. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food, contributions may be made to the dialysis unit at Frensenius Medical Care, 41 Montebello, #200, 81001.

Smith, Ellis B.
Ellis B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 87, of Rye, passed away Jan. 5, 2002. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Jean Smith, May 26, 1999. Also preceded in death by son, Gary J. Smith, July, 2000; and daughter-in-law, Lavina Smith. He is survived by his children, Jack (Susan) Smith, Steve (Carol) Smith and Shirley (Jim) Popp, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) White, Elizabeth Smith, Lisa Smith, Casey Smith, Erika Popp and Robbie Popp. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Ellis was an avid fisherman and hunter, feeling most at home when in the great outdoors with family and friends. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, and a World War II veteran in the Navy, serving as a carpenters mate 2nd class. His family will cherish the value of honesty and hard work that he passed on to his children and his devotion as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Life Bible Church, 110 S. LaCrosse Ave. Those who wish may make donations in memory of Ellis B. Smith to the Casa del Esparanza Children Home at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Smith, Ellis H.
Ellis H. Smith - Huerfano World - February 2, 1995 - Ellis H. Smith dies at home - Huerfano native Ellis H Smith, 83, died Jan. 31, 1995 at his home in La Veta. A third generation resident, he was born Nov. 15, 1911 to Oscar and Nellie Dotson Smith in La Veta. He was a lifetime area resident and rancher. Mr. Smith served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Lilly Falk Riggins Dec. 3, 1943. He had served on many organizational boards including, 4-H, La Veta Cemetery and Soil Conservation and was president of Mountain Empire Dairymen's Association and Huerfano County Water Conservancy District. Survivors include his wife, Lilly, La Veta; a daughter, Dorothy Glover, La Veta; four sons, Joe Riggins, Bill Riggins, and Wayne Smith, La Veta and Jim Smith, Gordon, NE; one sister, Mae Weir, La Veta; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be from United Methodist Church in La Veta at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Those who wish to pay respects may do so in Masonic Hall in La Veta after the funeral.

Smith, Eloise Ross
Eloise Ross Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1999 - Eloise Ross Smith passed away June 6, 1999, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 30,1917, in Glasco, Kan. Eloise was employed as a secretary for the Fountain Sand and Gravel Company for 17 years before retiring in 1981. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Ross, in 1989, and her second husband, Dorsey Smith. Her survivors include Sue Ann (John) Pumphrey and their children, Tormey and Dorsey Pumphrey- a cousin, Joan Froelich of Kansas- a brother, Ernest Pinkerton of California- and her dear friends, Gale and Buck Barnhart of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held on Friday, June 11, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Pat Hurley of the Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of food, donations may be made to the Habitat for Humanity either direct or through the mortuary.

Smith, Elsie E.
Elsie E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2000 - Elsie E. Smith, 96, of Holly, former Ordway resident, died June 15, 2000, in Lamar. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, June 19 at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Darrell Blanton of the First Christian Church of Ordway officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Kim Cemetery Association.

Smith, Elvin George
Elvin George Smith - Huerfano World - January 18, 1990 - Elvin George Smith, 73, of Fairfield, TX, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 1990, in Mel Haven Nursing Home in Corsicana, TX. Born Jan. 16, 1916, in La Veta, Mr. Smith was a retired warrant officer of the U.S. Army and was employed by Data Processing Company. He resided in Las Cruces, NM, for 25 years and moved to Fairfield in 1985. Survivors include his wife Berta Pickett Smith, Fairfield; two sons, Dennis Smith, Fairfield and Gregory Hall Smith, Walkersville, MD; one daughter, Phyllis Elaine Pell, Nashville, IN; two sisters, Anna M. Willis, Temple City, CA and Edna Reynolds, Salida, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 16 in Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague. Burial was in Driver Cemetery.

Smith, Emma Elizabeth
Emma Elizabeth Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1986 - Emma Elizabeth Smith, lifelong resident of Pueblo, was born Sept, 13, 1099, and died Oct, 18, 1986. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Rae Moyer; her husband, Edwin Smith; her brothers, Vaughn and Kenneth Peters; her sister, Lyla Demaree and her niece, Dorothy Demaree Aarand. She was the sister of Geraldine Hobbs; sister-in-law of Ralph Demaree; and aunt of Gerald Hobbs, Betty (Leo) Hill, Judith King, and Lynda (Cliff) Foss. She is also survived by several great-nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Graveside services at Roselawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. The casket will remain closed at the funeral home at the family request.

Smith, Emma Letford
Emma Letford Smith - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - February 11, 1916 - Death Summons Mrs. John Letford Smith – Mental and Physical Ailments Combined, Too Intense For Her to Overcome – A telegram from Pueblo received in this city Monday afternoon, conveyed this intelligence that Mrs. Emma Smith, wife of John Letford Smith, had crossed the dark river of death and was now at rest. Mrs. Smith died at the State hospital for the insane in Pueblo of which she had been an inmate for more than five years. Mental disorder began to show in Mrs. Smith some seven or eight years ago. Her trouble gave her family and friends much unrest, though she was in no sense violent or given to making trouble for any one. Her eccentricities were harmless, but they gave the family great cause for uneasiness. A little more than five years ago she was adjudged insane and committed to the State hospital for the insane at Pueblo in the hope that she would recover her mental balance. But this was not to be. She was hopelessly bereft of her reason. In health Mrs. Smith was a very estimable woman, a good housekeeper, a devoted wife, an affectionate mother and a trusted friend, and the loss of her mind caused her family and friends great anguish of heart. Emma Letford was born September 17, 1848, in Surbiton-Kingston, England, where she was educated and grew to woman's estate. She came to the United States in 1880 to be united in marriage with her cousin, John Letford Smith, who met her in Dunkirk, N. Y., where the ceremony was performed November 18, 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Smith came at once to Fort Collins and this city has since been the family home. A husband and two children – Dudley of this city and Mrs. Nellie Rainbolt of Lancaster, Mo. (survive). The body will arrive here today for burial and the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Rainbolt, the daughter, will be unable to attend the funeral.

Smith, Emma M.
Emma M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2001 - Longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on March 5, 2001, in Albuquerque, N.M. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Lujan, Albuquerque, N.M.; her son, Jim Smith, Denver, Colo.; her sister, Catherine Capps, Pueblo, Colo.; three grandchildren, Monique Mosher, Corrales, N.M., Jim Archuleta, Austin, Texas, and Adrienne Smith, Denver, Colo.; and one great-grandson, Gavin Mosher, Corrales, N.M. Emma was preceded in death by her husband, James Lavon Smith. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, St. Leander Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Alzheimer's Association chapter.

Smith, Ernest Edward
Ernest Edward Smith – Albuquerque Journal - March 19, 2002 - Ernest Edward Smith, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2002. Ernest was born in Duluth, MN, on January 3, 1920. He attended the University of Minnesota and had 31-1/2 years of service with the Federal Government, including the Government Accounting Office and the Atomic Energy Commission. Ernest was a World War II veteran, having served with the US Army infantry troops in Europe. He married Sigre Violet Lemponen on April 12, 1941. They lived in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, MN, Los Alamos, NM, Pittsburgh, PA, Pueblo West, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, and Albuquerque, NM. His interests included photography, reading, traveling, and auto mechanics. Survivors include his wife, Violet; son, Dennis E. Smith of Albuquerque; daughters, Barbara L. Aamodt of Santa Fe and Geraldine L. Barker of Union City, PA; grandchildren, Jenny R. Martinez of Albuquerque, Gretchen N. Smith of Portland, OR, James E. Aamodt of Las Vegas, NV, Kristi Aamodt Beguin of Los Alamos, Heather L. Radel of Erie, PA, and Gidget M. Ulbrich, of Arnold, PA; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation arrangements by Vista Verde Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Smith, Esther
Esther Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1986 - Esther Smith, 81, longtime Holly resident, passed away Feb. 19, 1986, at the Holly Nursing Care Center. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel in Holly. Interment, Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Holly Funeral Chapel.

Smith, Eurma B.
Eurma B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1987 - Mrs. Eurma B. Smith passed away May 27, 1987. Survived by her son, Dr. Harrison Baker, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Delmer E. Smith, in 1977. Born in Missouri and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, most recently of the Villa Pueblo Towers. Member and past matron of Siera Blanca Chapter 43, OES, and Adriance United Methodist Church. At her request, there will be no visitation or viewing. Cremation at the Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Eddie Kelemeni officiating, followed by Eastern Star Rites by Adah Chapter 34, OES, in courtesy to Alamosa Chapter. Interment of the cremains at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Society direct or through the funeral home office.

Smith, Evelyn
Evelyn Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1987 - Evelyn Smith, affectionately known as "Nannie," 1405 Cypress, departed this life Tuesday, March 10, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Jan. 20, 1896, in Talladega, Ala. She married William H. Smith in 1912 in Talladega and they moved to Pueblo in 1920. Her husband, William H. Smith, preceded her in death March 13, 1959, as did a son, Clifford Smith in 1970, a daughter, Mary Bullock in December 1981, a sister, Annie Bose in July 1980, and her mother, Mary Martin. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, the deaconess board and the mother's board of the church. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She was known to never turn away anyone who needed a meal. Survivors include her children, Howard Smith, Sara Kendle, Robert (Marguerite) Smith Sr., Willie (Emma) Smith, all of Pueblo, Mildred (Fred) Hill, Denver; 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Edna Seay, Thelma Simmons, Dorothy Smith, all of Pueblo, Ive Staples, New York City, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Arthur "Uncle Bubba" Smith, Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Smith, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Evelyn M. Smith, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the Pavilion. She was born April 17, 1913, in Harrison County, Mo. and moved to Pueblo in 1928. She graduated from Central High School and worked for many years at F. W. Woolworth & Co. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, William E. “Bill” Smith in May of 2004, also by eight brothers and sisters. Her survivors include son, James E. (Terry) Smith; grandson, Scott (Denise) Smith; great-granddaughters, Christina and Anna; granddaughter, Kelly Smith and her two sons. She also leaves one brother, Virgil VanDyke of Grand Junction, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years and a member of the Win One Sunday School Class. She was a member of Ruhamah Temple No. 71, Daughters of the Nile, serving as Queen in 1970, was a Supreme Officer in 1980, and held two Supreme appointments. She was also a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Easter Star, serving as Worthy Matron in 1960, held a Grand Chapter Office in 1965, and had two Grand Chapter appointments. She was a member of White Shrine of Jerusalem and Shriner's Ladies of Pueblo. Evelyn's joy of living was one of her attributes; regardless of how she felt, she was ready to help others. Evelyn was a friend to all she met and enjoyed being with people. She will be greatly missed by her family, Villa friends and many others. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 405 W. 9th St. Memorials in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002.



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