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Smith, Florence Irene
Florence Irene (Allred) Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Age 83, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Medical Center in Ponca City, Okla. Florence was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Baldwyn, Miss., the daughter of Gordon and Nora (Wood) Allred, who preceded her in death, along with her husband; son, Bobby Lee Tollison; and three stepchildren. On July 21, 1948, she married Floyd Walter Smith in Lowndes County, Miss. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Patsy Brill of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo., with Pastor Wayne Ward officiating.

Smith, Floy L. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Floy L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2000 - Mrs. Floy L. Smith, age 82, of Lamar, Colo., died Sept. 4, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Lamar Grace Lutheran Church. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to the Grace Lutheran Church.

Smith, Floyd
Floyd Smith – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – August 11, 1916 – Jury Declares Killing Accidental – Trinidad – The coroner's jury which investigated the killing of Floyd Smith, 22, at Wilson's switch by William M. Lewis, his father-in-law, returned a verdict that the shooting was accidental.

Smith, Frank
Frank Smith – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1901 – Funeral services of Frank Smith, who died Wednesday, will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the undertaking rooms at the corner of D Street and Union Avenue.

Smith, Frank
Frank Smith - Basalt Journal - January 27, 1906 - In a quarrel over a woman at Pueblo on the 16th inst., Gus Mathews, a colored man, shot and killed Frank Smith, also colored. Mathews got away.

Smith, Frank
Frank Smith – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Frank Smith is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Frank Smith: American, age 31, married with no surviving children. He was a “pumper” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Smith, Frank H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Frank H. Smith – Yuma Pioneer – April 28, 1899 – Frank H. Smith of Pueblo shot and killed his wife a few days since. She was trying to get a divorce.

Smith, Fred F.
Fred F. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1987 - Fred F. Smith passed away Dec. 9, 1987, while vacationing in the Caribbean. Husband of Mary Kathryn Smith, who passed away May 18, 1987, and to whom he was married for 48 years. Father of Pat (Priscilla) Smith; Kevin (Anita) Smith, both of Pueblo, and Dennis (Cindy) Smith, Pittsburg, Pa. Survived also by eight grandchildren and his sister, Virginia (Harold) Casey, St. Joseph, Mo. Preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Weatherford. Mr. Smith served, as assistant superintendent for certified personnel for School District 60 from 1965 until the time of his retirement in 1977. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, Steel City Kiwanis, the Colorado Association of School Executives; a 28-year member of the Colorado Study Group of the Colorado Officials Association, and member of the Pueblo Study Group of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. Services, Christ the King Church. Mass of Christian Burial 7 p.m. Sunday; and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Mr. Smith maintained a lifelong interest in athletics and academics, and the family suggests memorials to the Steve Connell Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Smith, Gary J.
Gary J. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2000 - Gary J. Smith, of Pueblo, died July 18, 2000, in Denver. Born on Nov. 7, 1941, in Hartford City, Ind. He married Lavina Hennis on Nov. 9, 1985, in Pueblo. Survived by wife, Lavina Smith, Pueblo; father, Ellis Smith, Pueblo; brothers, Jack (Susie) Smith, Pueblo West, and Steve (Carol) Smith, Pueblo; sister, Shirley (Jim) Popp, Pueblo; stepdaughters, Linda (Paul) Barner, Kathy (Steve) Woods and Diana (Glenn) Lyday, all of Denver; stepsons, Bernard (Lennie) Arnett, David (Susan) Arnett and Nathan Arnett, all of Denver; nine grandchildren. Member of the New Life Bible Church, 110 S. La Crosse Ave., Pueblo, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Colorado Hospital Burn Unit, Campus Box F485, P.O. Box 6508, Aurora, Colo., 80045-0508, in memory of Gary J. Smith.

Smith, Gary Joseph
Dr. Gary Joseph Smith D.D.S. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1998 - Dr. Gary Joseph Smith D.D.S., J.D., MDNM 47, resident of Prescott, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, departed this life June 23, 1998. Born Jan. 21, 1951, to Dean and Judy Smith. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Dean B. Smith- sister, Jody A. Smith- grandmother, Margaret M. Smith- and maternal grandparents, Bud and Dorothy Wood. He is survived by wife, Valarie Smith- son, Geramya Smith- daughter, Haylie Smith, Prescott- mother, Judy (Dr. E. James) Smith, Pueblo- grandfather, Ed (Gag) Smith- brother, Dr. Dan Smith, Pueblo- sisters, Deena Hotz, Canon City- Jeannie (Doug) Baxter, Pueblo- Margaret (Dave) McRae, Denver- and numerous nieces and cousins. He graduated from Roncalli Catholic High in 1969. He received his BA from SCSC of Pueblo in 1976. He then went on to receive his dental degree from Creighton University in 1982, and three years later received his law degree from Creighton in 1985. He taught dental law at Creighton from 1986 to 1993. For the past five years he practiced dental law in Prescott, Ariz. A will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Dream Weavers of Southern Colorado, P.O. Box 212. Friends and family will be welcomed at his childhood home of 1702 Elizabeth after the service.

Smith, George H. Jr.
George H. Smith Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1998 - Denton-Funchess Funeral Home, Carlsbad, N.M. George H. Smith Jr., 47, of Carlsbad, N.M., died Sept. 29. Survived by wife, Connie C. Smith, Carlsbad- sons, Nathan Smith, Carlsbad, Luke Smith, U.S. Army, and Paul Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah- and daughter, Kelli Smith, Las Cruces, N.M. Service, 10 a.m. today, Denton-Funchess Funeral Home, Carlsbad. Interment, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.

Smith, George S.
George S. Smith - Yampa Leader - August 4, 1906 - Private George S. Smith, Company F, Twenty-ninth United States Infantry, was drowned in the Pike View reservoir, near Roswell, in El Paso County, July 21st. He was one of the soldiers marching overland from Pueblo to Cheyenne, and was taken with cramps while in swimming.

Smith, Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee Smith - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 15, 2006 - Gerald Lee Smith, age 85, died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening after a four-plus month struggle to recover from gall bladder surgery. Mr. Smith was born July 6, 1921 in Durango to Mr. Lloyd P. Smith and the former Miss Thelma Lewis. The Smiths moved to Pueblo with son Gerald about six months later. He was graduated from Central High School of Pueblo in 1938 and worked at the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company before the call to the U.S. Army during World War II. He successfully completed training as a laboratory technician at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver and, for combat in the European Theater, he became a medical corpsman. As a medical corpsman -- armed with only a pair of scissors as he tended the wounded -- he was captured at gunpoint by Nazi soldiers. In six months of captivity, he endured being thrown onto an asphalt grinder by a Nazi officer who unsuccessfully sought information, 10 days of solitary confinement on a bread and water ration and a 57-mile forced march in mud and snow to another stalag. He was honorably discharged from the Army as a staff sergeant on Jan. 13, 1946. He returned to the C.F.&I., where he worked as a metallurgical observer before beginning an 18-year career as a life underwriter in Pueblo and mostly in West Central Texas. He retired from a 19-year U.S. Civil Service career as a commissary stocker at Peterson Air Force Base in June of 1986. He distinguished himself as a 60-year-plus Mason -- being raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in Pueblo Lodge No. 17 of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons May 29, 1946. Appointed lodge chaplain, he moved to San Angelo, TX, before he could serve in this office. He affiliated with San Angelo Lodge No. 570, A.F. & A.M., and later re-affiliated with Pueblo 17. Shortly, before his son, Ronald L. was elected worshipful master of Colorado Springs Lodge No. 76, A.F. & A.M., he affiliated with his son's mother lodge -- there serving as installed chaplain in 1990, 1991 and 1992. For 13 years he chaired the lodge's posting (instructional) committee and at age 82 earned a C Proficiency Card from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Colorado, A.F & A.M., for successfully reciting by memory both questions and answers for a candidate's proficiency on all three symbolic lodge degrees. He became a 32nd Degree Mason -- Master of the Royal Secret -- at the fall 1991 reunion on Nov. 2 for the Valley of Pueblo, Orient of Colorado, of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Free-masonry. In 1997 he served the valley as wise master of the Chapter of Rose Croix. His service earned him Southern Colorado 500 Club membership. After these Scottish Rite bodies moved to the Colorado Springs Masonic Center in 1998, he served as tiler for eight consecutive years until his death. On December 13, 1991, he crossed the hot sands of Al Kaly Shrine, Desert of Pueblo, as he became a noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Nobles of the Shrine. He bowled on a first place and a second place team in the Al Kaly Shrine Traveling League. "Daddy only physically disciplined me once from childhood through my teenage years; that was when I was 2 years old, and he cried when he did it," his son, Ronald Lee, recalled. "From that point, he disciplined me with a firm voice and by asking me if I thought what I did was right?" He was baptized in Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Pueblo and sprinkled in Angelo Heights Methodist Church in San Angelo. As a Methodist, he gave devotionals and substitute taught the intermediate (teen-aged) class. He and his surviving widow, the former Miss Mary Elizabeth Coy were married 60 years. They wed Sept 9, 1946, at the First American Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. Also surviving are brother Lloyd L. Smith and sister-in-law Sharon Smith, both of Pueblo, sister Mary Alice Showalter and brother-in-law Ronald Showalter of Albuquerque, NM plus nephews Daniel and David Smith, both of Pueblo; Ronald of Loveland, William of Albuquerque and Gregory Showalter of Phoenix, AZ, and niece Martha Henderson of Canon City.

Smith, Glen Ray
Glen Ray Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1998 - Glen Ray Smith passed away Jan. 5, 1998. Survived by daughter, Sherry Smith, Denver- son, Casey Smith, U.S. Army serving abroad- his children, David, Amber and Patrick- and their mother, Teresa Smith of Florence. Also survived by Judy Perry, Sherwood, Ark., Bobby, James and Michael Amador, Redding, Calif.- brothers and sister, Robbie Snyder, Beulah, Hazel Towe, Missouri, Roy Smith, Beulah, Rex (Nita) Smith, Pueblo, Ross (Joan) Smith, Las Vegas, Nev.- numerous nieces, nephews and good friends, including Joe Albo, Pueblo. Mr. Smith was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family may be contacted at 234 N. Union, Apt. 101, 719-544-1745.

Smith, Glenn A.
Glenn A. "Smitty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Glenn A. "Smitty" Smith, 58, of Pueblo, passed away at home Friday, April 22, 2005. He was born April 21, 1947, in Montrose, Colo., and graduated from Durango High School in 1965. "Smitty" joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. Glenn enjoyed his job driving a semi truck traveling the country. He also loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and most of all - bears. He was preceded in death by his son, Shane A. Barton. Survived by his loving wife of nearly 24 years, Jeannie Smith; stepchildren, Tommy (Hosanna) Barton, Kristina Gorman; children, Jennifer (Billy) Two Bears, his "Baby" Sarah Lynn (Derrick) Pinz; and from his first marriage, Maura (Luke) Lepley; grand-babies, Little Tommy, Crystal, Brian, Heather, Shania, Briann, Caleb, Richelle, Cheyenne, Maximus, Hannah and Mariah, who meant the world to him and knew him as "Papa Bear." Glenn also left behind an enormous amount of friends and loved ones, and his favorite pets Babie and Annie. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Roselawn Chapel. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Internment will be Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Smith, Glenn V.
Glenn V. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Glenn V. Smith, from St. Louis, Mo., born May 28, 1921, died at his home in Rye, Colo., on Feb. 17, 1999. He worked for the railroad for over 40 years. Any stories or information, please contact his niece: Carol Smith, 4631 CR439, Jackson, Mo. 63755.

Smith, Glenn W.
Glenn W. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Glenn W. Smith, born Oct. 4, 1919, passed away April 26, 2004. Survived by his sister, Vera Shelman; nephews, Marvin (Darla) Shelman and Bob (Doris) Smith; nieces, Norma Appelhans, Gloria (Lester) Land, Marilyn Knutson; several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smith, Gordon K.
Gordon K. “Gordo” Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2006 - Gordon K. “Gordo” Smith, 69, passed away Feb. 28, 2006. He was born on Oct. 6, 1936, to the union of Clarence and Elsie Smith. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, John Gass; brother, Robert; and father in-law; Floyd Hastings. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Clara Juanita Smith; daughters, Vanessa Johnson of Tennessee, and Cassandra Anderson-Mumor of Missouri; stepdaughters, Linda (Erik) Davidson-Kilby, Twila (Roger) Gist, both of Pueblo; Nancy (Jerry) Emond of Glendale, Ore., and Sandra (Wayne) Seifert of Canon City, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and mother-in-law, Lillian Hastings of Clovis, N.M. Gordon was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army, holding the rank of specialist four. He was also a member of I.B.E.W. No. 12 for 49 years, retiring in 1998, and a member of the Mason Lodge No. 31. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's memory to the Lake Avenue Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Smith, Grace Mae
Grace Mae "Babe" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1998 - Grace Mae "Babe" Smith, 77, born June 3, 1921, went to be with our Lord on Monday, July 27, 1998. Preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald S. Thomas, and parents, Walter and Greeba Graham. Survived by her husband, Denver G. Smith- son, Jerry (Jane) Thomas- and stepchildren, Allen Smith, Doris (Carl) Mennes, Florence Johnson and DeLois (Neal) Helm. Also survived by brothers, Tim (Esther) Graham and Richard (Rayetta) Graham- sisters, Jean Brewster, Sally (Warren) Lawrence and Stephanie (Gale) Murphy- grandchildren, Dain Thomas, Trent (Janette) Thomas, Lance (Doris) Harvey, Shane (Carla) Harvey and Wendy Harvey- step-grandchildren, Dawn (Rex) Reynolds, David Johnson, Jesse Helm, Allen Smith Jr. and Ricky Smith- numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and best friend, Gloria Ferguson. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Smith, Grace Viola
Grace Viola Smith - Greensboro News & Record - August 09, 1996 - Mrs. Grace Viola Smith, 91, formerly of 1409 Maple St., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996, at the Evergreens. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel. Interment will follow at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was a native of Guilford County, a member of Faithway Baptist Church, and was a retired nursing assistant for Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Pauline S. Baysinger of Greensboro, Mrs. Doris S. Gerringer of Gibsonville, Mrs. Betty S. Bobian of Walsenburg, Colo., Mrs. Nancy S. Carmichael of Carriere, Miss., and Mrs. Vickie S. Keaton of Staley; sons, Eddie Smith of Reidsville, and Jerry Smith of Greensboro, and Roy Smith of Springfield, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Emma P. Suits of Greensboro; 27 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Willie F. Smith and her daughters, Mrs. Edna S. Bodors and Miss Shirley S. Smith.

Smith, Gregory B.
Gregory B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - Gregory B. Smith, of Charlevoix, Mich., died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Greg was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Fort Collins, Colo. He graduated from Central High School in 1964 and later from the University of Colorado. Gregory served four years in Vietnam as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Smith was the co-owner of Bahnhof Sport in Petoskey, Breckenridge, Colo., and Park City, Utah. Greg loved the outdoors and was an avid skier and great explorer. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend. His family will miss him forever. Survivors include his wife, Lindy Smith; son, Ryan Smith; daughter, Sarah Bishop; grandchildren, Parker and Garrett Bishop; father, Owen (Mary) Smith, Longmont, Colo.; and sister, Sally Ward. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Greg's name to the Mount McSaba Ski Area, c/o of Charlevoix State Bank, account No. 910057326, Charlevoix, MI, 49720. Donations also will be accepted at the Charlevoix Congregational Church. A service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at the Charlevoix Congregational Church.

Smith, Harold
Harold Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1986 - Harold Smith, 56, of Pueblo West passed away Oct. 31, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Smith is survived by his five children, Frances L (Richard) Chockley of Pueblo West, Judith Ann (E. Richard) Amparan of Colorado Springs, Mary Lou Krein (Darwin Thomason) of Yuma, Colo., Charlene Frances (Richard) Romero of Pueblo and Trudy M. Smith of Colorado; and seven grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers and sisters, Joe Smith, Carolyn Smith, Joyce Rogers, Beverly Murphy, Barbara Hulbert, Evelyn Blaschko; and his beloved stepmother, Lillian Frances Smith. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. He was born Dec. 13, 1 929, in San Juan, Calif., and was a longtime resident of Colorado. He was retired from CF&I as a boilerman. Visitation hours will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 1986, at Imperial Chapel, with Pastor Bill Waye officiating. Interment, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smith, Harold F.
Harold F. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2003 - Harold F. Smith, 81, a Pueblo native, passed away Oct. 9, 2003. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth T. Smith of the family home; son, Stanton F. (Sherri) Smith of Pueblo; brother-in-law, William J. Traeder of Midland, Texas; nieces, Ruthellen Melton Tromsness of Portland, Ore., and Barbi Traeder Austin of Shallowater, Texas; nephews, Jack D. Melton of Eagle River, Alaska, and William E. Traeder of Dallas, Texas. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Steamfitters and Plumbers Union Local No. 20, and the Pueblo BPO Elks No. 90. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests donations of food and flowers be omitted. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to a favorite charity.

Smith, Harry Landon
Harry Landon Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Harry Landon Smith, of Fowler, formerly of Pueblo, raised Friday July 7, 2006, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Harry was a retired administrator from the Colorado State Hospital and retired U.S. Navy. He was a Mason, Elk, loving husband and father. The family would like to express their utmost gratitude to the angels from Arkansas Valley Hospice, Cindy and Jill. Also, Amanda and Nancy from Home Instead Senior Care. Their sincere concern and care will forever be a bright spot in our hearts. The family prefers memorials be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice and can be sent to Griffy Family Funeral Home.

Smith, Helen M.
Helen M. Smith – Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1990 – Helen M. Smith passed away Jan. 9, 1990 in Pueblo. Mrs. Smith was born in Red River County, TX on Aug. 6, 1894, and moved with her family to Pueblo in 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Smith in 1959. Helen is survived by her daughter, Inez Aspgren, TX, and one son Jerry (Herlinda) Thurman, of Pueblo; one sister, Fay Odom of TX; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Private family service was held on Friday, Jan. 12, 190 in the Davis Memorial Chapel followed by interment in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Smith, Henry
Henry Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1951 - Henry Smith, beloved husband of Mrs. Mabel Smith, late of 1212 E. Seventh St., passed away at local hospital Tuesday. He was the brother of John Smith of Morgan Hill, Calif. Member of the Bethel Methodist church and life member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks No.90. Mr. Smith was born in Hawkeye, Iowa, and came to Pueblo 50 years ago. For the last 45 years he had operated the H. H. Smith Carpet Cleaning and Upholstering Co. Services will be held in the Rouch chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be made on the family plot in Roselawn.

Smith, Howard George
Howard George Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2003 - Howard George Smith 75, affectionately known to family and friends as "Smitty" departed this life June 9, 2003. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Sept. 14, 1927. He was a retired florist having worked for the former Alpha Floral, and Campbell's Flowers. Predeceased by his parents, Willie and Evelena Brooks Smith; brothers, Clifford Smith, Willie Smith Sr.; sisters, Mary Bullock, Sarah Kendle, and Mildred Hill. Survived by a brother, Robert L. Smith Sr.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Smith, Howard S.
Howard S. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1997 - Howard S. Smith passed away Dec. 22, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on Jan. 19, 1909, to Isaac M. Smith and Nora Pearl Combs Smith in Waynoka, Okla., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1974. Howard completed his schooling by graduating from the Alva Teachers College in Oklahoma. Following a short teaching career, he was employed as an oil field worker for 30 years before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, the Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 7. Howard was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Ellen Chubb and Genevieve Rehim- and one brother, Herschel Smith. His survivors include his wife of 67 years, Anice of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Mae Porter of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews including Izetta (Don) Schinstock of Kansas, Colleen (Jim) Willms, Donna (Jack) Rick, Carolyn Renshaw, all of Oklahoma, JaDeena (Donald) Atherton, D. Vlaine Smith, Gerald Dean (Evelyn) Kasshan, all of Calif., and other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mr. Smith will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Masonic Memorial Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Alva Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to do so are asked to make contributions to the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Smith, Hugh
Hugh Smith - Rocky Mountain News – June 11, 1911, Page 1 - Marriage and Death Article - Well known pioneer of Denver, remarries his former wife, Mrs. Mary Smith. Her sister, Mrs. Margaret A. Cavanaugh, 1312 Cherokee, and Mrs. Margaret E. Manning, d/o of Smith secured the license. At the bedside, children; Phillip, John H. Charles and Mrs. Manning and Mrs. Cavanaugh. Smith had only recently consented to see his children and they in turn convinced him to remarry his wife. He had left his estate to the Catholic Church, and realizing the end was near, gave in to the reconciliation requests of his children. He died of cancer and had been ill for many years. Comments concerning the state of the coming probate were lightly touched upon. He was 75 years old and had lived in the Denver area for 50 years. He was well known and formerly was a civil engineer in Denver and Englewood. Rocky Mountain News – June 12, 1911, Page 1 - Death and Probate News Article - on his deathbed in St. Joseph's Hospital, he remarried his former wife. He left an estate estimated at $250,000 which includes an eighty acre farm between Englewood and Cherrelyn. The disposition of the estate involves his wife and four children on one side, and several Catholic institutions on the other. Smith divorced in 1893, despite efforts of family, refused to reconcile until Friday, when he knew he could not survive. Magistrate Thrush married the couple. It is noted by lawyers that if it is proved Smith was in full possession of his faculties when he remarried his former wife, there will be good grounds for a contest, as well as Mrs. Smith to secure her share, but also share in the estate for each of the children. Rocky Mountain News – June 12, 1911 - Died - at St Joseph's Hospital, services from residence of his wife, Mrs. Mary Smith, 420 West Twelfth Ave., at 9:30, interment Mt. Olivet. Colorado Springs and Pueblo papers please copy. Rocky Mountain News – June 21, 1911 - Probate News Article - Will is filed in County Court, estate to charity, no provision for wife, she is likely to contest the will.

Smith, Inez M.
Inez M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1985 - Inez M. Smith, late of 801 Minnequa Ave., died Dec. 7, 1985, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, Roy B. Smith, of the family home. Also survived by her brother, Albert J. Boy, Macon, Ga.; sister, Joyce Caywood, Hutchinson, Kan.; nephew, John Caywood, Raymond, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Born Feb. 25, 1909, in Alden, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1949, moving to Pueblo from Emporia, Kan. Preceded in death by daughter, Theresa Ann Smith, in July 1969. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were married Aug. 2, 1941, in Albuquerque, N.M. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with the Rev. Ron Nelson officiating. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Smith, Inez R.
Inez R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1986 - Inez R. Smith, late of Pueblo, died March 11, 1986. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. At her request, no service.

Smith, J. Howard
J. Howard Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1987 - J. Howard Smith, 77, passed away Dec. 28, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Julia Smith; brother, Finis W. Smith of Denison, Texas; two sisters, Faye Belle (Glenis) Claxton of Howe, Texas, and Annie Lou (Gene) Thorton of Sherman, Texas. He is survived also by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith was born July 22, 1910, in Sherman, Texas, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was employed at CF&I in the wire mill shipping department for 49 years until retirement in 1972. Mr. Smith was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church; Masonic Lodge 95, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory, and Odd Fellow Lodge 8. There will be no visitation. Service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Tattle officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Masonic Lodge 95, AF&AM, will conduct graveside rites. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Please omit food. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Smith, J. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. J. Smith – Durango Democrat – April 26, 1901 – Mrs. J. J. Smith of Pueblo, who has lived in that section of the state for nearly forty years, is dead.

Smith, J. R.
J. R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1999 - J. R. Smith, age 81, passed away April 12, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Joyce Smith. Survived by his children, Deanne (Dave) Valencich and Jack (Peggy) Smith, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Renee (Joe) Prutch and their children, Austin and Timmy, Sue Marino and her daughter, Krystal, all of Pueblo, Bret Marino, Scottsdale, Ariz., Darek (Christy) Marino and their children, Kyle and Justin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kris (Brad) Hines, Billee (Brad) Patrick, Mindy (Rick) Weiland, Cindy (Mike) Arnold and Sandy (James) Godsby and great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother, Bob (Marietta) Smith of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Stan (Carolyn) Wilson, Albuquerque, N.M.- and sister-in-law, Betty (Bill) Driscoll of Thousand Oaks, Calif. J.R. and his wife Margaret owned and operated the Pueblo Dog Training School. He dearly loved his cocker spaniels, gardening, fishing and drinking his coffee. He was a very loving and caring person who will be greatly missed. Mr. Smith was a member of the Knights of Pythias. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in J.R.'s name.

Smith, James
James Smith – Pueblo Chieftain – July 14, 1907 – The funeral of James Smith was held at 10 o'clock yesterday morning from the chapel of Linkin and Vories. Interment was in Roselawn cemetery. Yampa Leader – July 20, 1907 – James Smith, one of the early settlers on Elk Head creek, between Hayden and Craig, died July 5 at the insane asylum at Pueblo, to which he was committed last year. He is survived by a widow and three brothers, Tom, of Pueblo; Mike H. and Barney, of Craig.

Smith, James Arthur
James Arthur Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1986 - James Arthur Smith, 33 Degree, 1237 Van Buren, departed this life Dec. 16, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 2, 1923, and graduated from Central High School, Class of 1940. He was a WW II veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard; attended the Boston School of Art and Embalming and was employed by the former Jones Mortuary for 20 years. He also was a supervisor for the CF&I Blast Furnace, from which he retired in 1982. He was a member of First AME Church; past master of Eureka Lodge 2, AF&AM (PHA); past patron of the Star of Pueblo 5, OES; Pikes Peak Consistory 81; Colorado Council of Deliberations and Kadesia Temple 135; United Supreme Council 33 Degree (PHA); American Legion Post 163; VFW Post 8301; Voiture Locale 827 and the Juneteenth Organization. He served on the board of directors of the former Lincoln Home. Preceded in death by his parents, Maebelle Smith in 1947 and George Smith in 1972, and sister, Norma Penny in 1979. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Patricia C. Smith, Pueblo; two daughters, Pam (Charles) Reese, Texas, Paula Smith, California; one son, Donald E. Smith, California; two stepsons, Charles Armijo, Sam (Christy) Armijo, both of Pueblo; stepmother, Dorothy Smith, Pueblo; two brothers, Roy (Rudell) Smith, Pueblo. Marvin (Sally) Smith, Denver; three sisters, Drula Switzer, Loree (James) Sanford, all of Pueblo, Janet (Jasper) Collier, California; mother-in-law, Fanny Armijo, Pueblo; five sisters-in-law, Millie (Darrel) Wilson, California, Rachel Altman, Chicago, Joyce (Al) Overton, Chicago, Judy (Jerry) Sanchez, Texas, Rose Lee Armijo, Pueblo; one brother-in-law, Bob (Mary L.) Armijo, Pueblo; two granddaughters, one grandson, one step-grandson, one great-granddaughter, one great-grandson, one uncle, four aunts and a host of other relatives and friends. House of Rose Croix service, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, First AME Church, the Rev. E. D. Farr is officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, given by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home.

Smith, James D.
James D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - James D. Smith, 54, passed away Oct. 4, 2002. Survived by his wife, Carol (nee Atkins) of the family home; mother, Viola Smith, Oklahoma; son, Roy Michael (Dana) Smith of Morrison, Colo.; daughter, Lana (Terence) Sanchez of Pueblo West; sister, Joanne (Dean) Mohney, Oklahoma; brother, Freddie (Rhonda) Smith, Oklahoma; and four grandchildren, Mark Smith, Seth Smith, Shannon Sanchez and Maya Sanchez. Born Feb. 13, 1948, in Kentfield, Calif. James worked for 30 years in public education as a teacher, principal, coach and athletic director. He received awards from YWKC League, was president of the Executive Committee of C.H.S.A.A., received honorable mention in 1981 for Colorado Teacher of the Year and received the High Plains Educator Award in 1989. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. No services will be held. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Smith, James Dallas Jr.
Smith, James Dallas Smith Jr. - Trinidad Times Independent - June 22, 2008 - James Dallas Smith Jr., 61, died June 18, 2008 in Colorado Springs. Arrangements pending. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Smith, James Edward
James Edward Smith – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 11, 1874 – Died December 10, at sunset, of scarlet fever, James Edward, son of William and Eliza A. Smith, at their residence on the Fontaine, Pueblo County, aged four years and seven months.

Smith, Jasper
Jasper Smith - Huerfano World - December 31, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1919: Jasper Smith, father of Bert, died. Married to Louisa Boyd in 1877, they moved to La Veta in 1879, bought their ranch the following year and lived there until Mrs. Smith's death in 1915.

Smith, Jasper (Mrs.)
Mrs. Jasper Smith - Huerfano World - December 22, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1915: Mrs. Jasper Smith, 61, died of pneumonia, leaving her husband, son Bert, sister Mrs. Lougheed and brothers Martin, Charles, George, and James Boyd. She had lived on the farm on the Cucharas for over 30 years. [Editor's Note: Louisa Boyd-Smith.]

Smith, Jesse Melvin
Jesse Melvin Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1999 - Jesse Melvin Smith, 78, of Wyandotte, Okla., formerly of Colorado City, passed away Jan. 25, 1999. Preceded in death by wife, Seleta, in March 1985. Survived by wife, Wilma, of the family home- children, Jesse (Marilyn) Smith, Oklahoma, Mickey (Nelda) Smith, Colorado, Sue (Randy) Ridge, Maryland, Tim Smith, Oklahoma, John (Candy) Smith, Nevada, and Cindy (Ken) Wyley, Colorado- brother, Willard Smith, Oklahoma- and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service held previously in Pitcher, Okla. Interment and graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Colorado City Cemetery.

Smith, John Bliss
John Bliss Smith – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 19, 1879 – Died at Leadville, Colorado, May 19th, of pneumonia after an illness of only three days, Mr. John Bliss Smith in the 41st year of his age. A wife and four small children have lost the kindest and best husband and father. Mr. Smith came to Colorado in 1859 from Illinois, and has many friends in different parts of the state. For the past ten years his home has been in Bent County. He was converted in early life, and joined the M. E. church where he has lived an active worker ever since. He died as he had lived trusting in his savior.

Smith, John Lawrence
John Lawrence Smith - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 19, 1917 - A mysterious burglary at the Park hill home of Mrs. Stella Moore Smith, in Denver where she shot and killed her husband, John Lawrence Smith, has added another angle to the case which, because of the prominent of the parties involved, has literally set Denver on edge. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 9, 1917 - A charge of murder against Stella Newton-Moore-Smith is scheduled to be tried March 12 in Denver.

Smith, John R.
John R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2000 - John R. Smith, 92, passed away Feb. 10, 2000, at Sharmar Village Care Center. He was born March 18, 1907, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Anna Smith; and his children, Margaret (Richard) Latka, Robert (Betty) Smith, John (Alberta) Smith, Jerry Smith and Danny (Carol) Smith. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Mary) Smith; sister, Betty (John) Golob; and sister-in-law, Caroline Smith. Preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Smith, in 1996; and numerous brothers and sisters. John was a union barber for 63 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie #145 (FOE) and KSKJ Lodge. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Smith, Josephine V.
Josephine V. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Josephine V. Smith, age 61, of Rye, Colo., passed away Dec. 3, 2001. Born to Jim and Mary Amore on Oct. 11, 1940, who precede her in death as well as her son, Robbie Smith. Mrs. Smith is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Ron Smith, and her children, Ron Jr., Coreen (Tim) Marvin, and Patty, Randy and Ryan Smith. Grandmother of Lacy Marvin, and Morganna, Vincent and Makayla Smith. She is also survived by her sisters, Lillian (Dean) Heemer, Vinci (Dennis) Taylor and Shirley (Bob) Muniz, and numerous other relatives and friends. Josephine loved doing crafts, trips to Cripple Creek and, best of all, her grandchildren. She will lie in state Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., both services held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office. A reception will follow the interment service at the church hall.

Smith, Juanita B.
Juanita B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2000 - Juanita B. Smith, born Nov. 8, 1924, passed away Feb. 24, 2000. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert C. Smith; daughter, Janice Bregar; son, Robert (Michelle) Smith; grandchildren, Fawn and Michelle Bregar, Peyton and Baylee Smith; sisters, Lois (Bill) Melton, Eyvonne (John) Chapin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother, Ernestine McKinley. Juanita was a co-owner and operator of Smith Sheet and Metal with her husband. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who had been a resident of Pueblo for 55 years. Juanita was a member of Pueblo Christian Women's Club. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smith, Katharine V.
Katharine V. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1987 - Katharine V. Smith died May 5, 1987, at a Grand Junction Nursing Home. Survived by her son, Arthur (Ann) Smith, Grand Junction; grandsons, Payton and Justin Smith, Grand Junction. Born Nov. 2, 1905, in Pueblo. Pueblo resident until 1982 when she moved to Grand Junction. Katharine had been a dietary technician. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Remington Smith Sr., Feb. 11, 1967. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Lester Farrington officiating. There will be no public visitation. Memorials may be made to the Rosemount Victorian House Museum direct or through the funeral home office.

Smith, L. Grady
L. Grady Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1998 - L. Grady Smith, 87. Services, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler or King of Kings Lutheran Church in Pueblo. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. Casket will not be opened at the church.

Smith, Landon A.
Landon A. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Landon A. Smith passed away Oct. 30, 2002, in Pueblo. Landon was born near Livingston, Tenn., on Feb. 20, 1914, to Jay and Sally McDonald Smith and was the great-grandson of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. Landon moved with his family to Texas and then to Oklahoma where he graduated from Granite High School in 1931. He then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in several areas of Colorado until 1941 when he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He returned to Colorado after the war and was employed as personnel director at Pueblo Ordnance Depot until 1956. He then was employed as customer service manager at Sears for 23 years before retiring in 1980. Landon was an active member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM serving the lodge as Master in 1954. He also has been an active member in the Southern Colorado Scottish Rite bodies since 1986. Mr. Smith participated with the Pueblo Blood Bank, American Red Cross and was a past president of the Personnel Clubs of Pueblo. He enjoyed bowling and was active in three leagues. Landon was preceded in death by his wife, Lola, in 1998. He is survived by his children, Victoria (Jim) Lord, Larry (Julie) Youngblood, both of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM.

Smith, Larrie D.
Larrie D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1999 - Larrie D. Smith, 59, passed away Sept. 13, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Sterling, Colo.

Smith, Larry
Larry Smith – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – December 30, 1973 – Third Lawman Slain – Three lawmen were killed in Colorado last week, two killing suspects are dead, and law officials are looking for two suspects in the first incident. The dead law officials are: 1. Colorado State Patrolman Thomas Carpenter, 31, murdered in his patrol car Thursday morning in Denver. Carpenter, father of three children, had served on the patrol since 1968. He was the fifth patrolman to be slain in the line of duty. 2. Otero County Deputy Sheriff Larry Smith, 23, was gunned down Friday by a 12-gauge shotgun blast as he went to a home in La Junta to answer a disturbance call. He was a 1963 graduate of La Junta High School, and unmarried. He was the son of La Junta fire chief, Wayne Smith. 3. Pueblo Police Officer Thomas M. Hanson, 36, was killed when he stopped at a store to buy a carton of milk and came upon a holdup in progress. Investigators said that Patrolman Carpenter was shot with his own service revolver. He was shot four times in the back of the head. Denver police found his body seated upright in his patrol car, which was parked in the rear of an apartment complex in the Monbello area of northeast Denver. Denver police questioned Robert L. Chance, 18, of Aurora Friday regarding the slaying but later released him after he took a lie detector test. Chance had been arrested on a fugitive warrant for a traffic violation. Police chief Art Dill said the youth was questioned in Carpenter's death because his appearance resembled the rough description of one of two suspects in the case. District Attorney Dale Tooley said homicide detectives were pressing their investigation of the homicide, but had "no suspect against whom they expected to file charges." Officials believe Carpenter was kidnapped by his assailants prior to his death. Although there were no witnesses to the shooting, motorists reported seeing a cruiser in the vicinity with two young men accompanying the officer in the car. Keith said Carpenter is thought to have been stopped on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike at Broadway about 9 a.m. Carpenter, who had been with the patrol five years and was stationed in the Broomfield district, normally patrolled Interstate 25 north of Denver. State Patrol officers will act as pallbearers for the 1 p.m. Monday funeral at the Bethel Temple, with the Denver Police Department providing the color guard. Representatives of numerous other Colorado law enforcement agencies also are expected to be in attendance. Deputy Smith died in the backyard of the Otero home in an exchange of gunfire with James Nunnaley, 21, who La Junta police officials said had earlier in the day threatened to "kill a couple of cops." The deputy was able to return the fire before he died and hit Nunnaley, said police. Nunnaley never regained consciousness after the shooting and died in a Pueblo hospital. Funeral services for Smith are scheduled Monday in La Junta. Hanson, the Pueblo policeman unexpectedly walked into the middle of a holdup and was shot to death. The gunman also was killed when the patrolman's partner fired three shots through a plate glass window. Police Chief Bud Willoughby said Bernard Meehan, 19, of Pueblo, died 3 ½ hours after the incident at Parkview Hospital. Meehan, who never regained consciousness, was hit three times in the back. Willoughby said Hanson and his partner, Patrolman James Askay, 29, had driven up to a 7-11 store at 2 a.m. so that Hanson could buy a carton of milk. Askay remained outside in the car. Hanson walked in, found no one around and apparently was about to walk outside again when a gunman emerged from behind a counter and ordered him to lie on the floor. Authorities said Hanson may have made a move for his service revolver as the gunman approached him. The bandit then fired once, morally wounding the officer. Askay fired three times through a glass window at the gunman with each shot hitting its mark. Police said a second man apparently involved in the holdup drove away when he saw the officers. He drove to a nearby Catholic Church where he asked a priest for help, but fled on foot when the priest called police. The killings brought these comments Saturday from law officials in Colorado Springs: Dist. Atty. Bob Russel said, " State patrolmen are very susceptible as they usually stop people for traffic violations and are unaware of potential problems they may be confronting. Most police throughout the nation are in great danger when they are handling disturbance calls dealing with domestic relations which is what happened in La Junta." This of course also applies to the sheriff's office. Russel said that "in Colorado we have been lucky judging from national figures of officers who have been murdered." He added that he did not believe there was going to be a rash of police killings. Police Lt. Loren Downing said that the three shootings of law enforcement officers in the 48-hour period in the state was enough to make each officer take a second look at his actions for safety reasons. A bus load of Colorado Springs policemen is expected to attend the funerals of the officers in La Junta and Pueblo. At least a car load of off duty officers is expected to attend the funeral of the state patrol officer in Longmont, Downing said. Sergeant H. J. Schafer, El Paso County Sheriff Patrol Commander, said that his deputies have been briefed and alerted to begin taking extreme caution at all calls with major emphasis placed on caution taking when answering family disturbances. He said that the most crucial times of police killings are in the first seven seconds after an officer arrives at the scene, and in a 7 to 22 foot range.

Smith, Larry Dean
Larry Dean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1997 - Larry Dean Smith, 45, of 30659 Road 15, Las Animas, died accidentally as a result of the blizzard on Oct. 25, 1997. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Las Animas, Colo. Interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Smith, Larry Ray
Larry Ray Smith - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Larry Ray Smith, 58, passed away Sept. 18, 2006. Survived by his wife, Deborah Smith of Pueblo; son, Troy Smith of Pueblo; daughter, Heather Smith of Texas; stepdaughter, Chanda (Adam) Sommers of Pueblo; grandchildren, TJ, Nicole, Jamie and Carrie; and brothers, Mike (Carol) Smith, Jimmy (Kathy) Smith, Randy Smith, Kenny (Kathy) Smith, all of Texas, Ray Boone of Missouri and Kenneth Boone of Texas. Preceded in death by his mother, Nell Dodson. Larry was born April 19, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He was employed as a commercial and residential painter, but also enjoyed painting art. His other hobbies included fishing and camping. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth, with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward.

Smith, Lee
Lee Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2000 - Lee Smith, Aurora, formerly of Pueblo, died April 27, 2000. Husband of the late Barbara Smith; father of Chris. Also survived by special friend, Dr. Barbara Sorrentino. Viewing at the mortuary, Saturday and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3201 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colo. Interment, Monday, 2:30 p.m., Imperial Gardens, Pueblo. Memorial reception, Sunday, May 30, 2000, 5-7 p.m., Aurora Hills Golf Course, 50 S. Peoria St., Aurora, Colo. Memorial remembrances suggested to American Heart Association of Colorado, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, Colo., 80231.

Smith, Lee R.
Lee R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Lee R. Smith passed away Nov. 27, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born July 15, 1940, in Langhorne, Pa., to Ira Smith and Dorothy Daub Smith. There will be no public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Smith, Leona Lynda
Leona Lynda Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2006 - Leona Lynda Smith. Service, 2 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations may be made in memory of Leona to the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the funeral home.

Smith, Leonard
Leonard "Lenny" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Leonard "Lenny" Smith, 54, passed away June 6, 2005, after a long illness. He is survived by his sisters, Donna Smith, Gail Jarvrin, Lisa Melo; brothers, Donald Smith, Lloyd Smith, Robert Smith Jr., Shaun Smith; numerous nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Carol Ryan. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Delmar Smith. Lenny loved people and riding his motorcycle. He also was a roofer at Central States Roofing for over 20 years. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by funeral service, at 1 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Colorado Kidney Foundation, 38 Fordham Circle, Pueblo, CO, 81005, in his memory through the funeral home office.

Smith, Letcher
Letcher Smith – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: L. Smith is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. L. Smith: Colored, age 22, married with no surviving children. He was a “driver” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado under the name of Letcher Smith. See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Smith, Lillian Frances
Lillian Frances Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Lillian Frances Smith, 86, departed this life to be with our Lord on March 22, 2000. She was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Akron, Colo. Lillian fell in love with John W. Smith and they were married June 8, 1931. During their union they were blessed with 11 children. Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, four daughters, three stepsons, one stepdaughter and one son-in-law. Lillian is survived by her loving daughters, Joyce Rogers, Pueblo, Beverly Murphy, Minnesota, Barbara (Dale) Hulbert, Michigan, and Evelyn (Denny) Blaschko, Minnesota; and stepson, Joe Smith, Montana; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Allison, Florida; and other relatives all to cherish beautiful memories of her. Lillian loved to tell old stories, fish and enjoyed gardening. She loved everyone who touched her life. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Dennis Dillavou officiating. Sympathy cards to the family may be sent to the funeral home.

Smith, Lilly L.
Lilly L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2000 - Lilly L. Smith, 92, of La Veta, died Thursday, March 9, 2000. Survived by her children, Joe (Marie) Riggins, Dorothy (Aaron) Willburn, Bill (Marge) Riggins, La Veta, Jim (Joyce) Smith, Gordon, Neb., Wayne Smith and C.J.; sister, Etola Griffith, La Veta; sisters-in-law, Mae Weir and Josephine Falk; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Ferdienand and Louisa Henneberg Falk; and her husband, Ellis Smith. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Methodist Church in La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Visitation, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Church in La Veta.

Smith, Lola M.
Lola M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1998 - Lola M. Smith passed away Jan. 7, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born on Dec. 23, 1913, in Cimarron, Kan., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1932. Her survivors include her husband, Landon A. Smith- son, Larry (Julie) Youngblood- stepdaughter, Victoria (James) Lord- six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At her request, no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. In lieu of food or flowers donations may be made to the Language Disorders to the Masonic Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado.

Smith, Lora E.
Lora E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1997 - Lora E. Smith, Nov. 19, 1997. Mother of Janice A. (William F.) Smith, Denver, and Norma Jean (Stanford) Calderwood, Belmont, Mass. Grandmother of Mark W. (Kristen) Smith, Gardnerville, Nev., and Lisa (David) Herhold, Parker. Great-grandmother of Charlotte, Sean, Erik and Jeremy. Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd E. Smith and five brothers and sisters. Mrs. Smith was a member of First United Methodist Church and PEO. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , 1 p.m. Monday, the Penthouse at Villa Pueblo Tower. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Smith, Lorena L.
Lorena L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Lorena L. Smith, 94, Fowler area resident since 1915, died Jan. 14, 1998, at Fowler Health Care Center. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to Fowler ambulance or charity of your choice.

Smith, Lorene M.
Lorene M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1987 - Lorene M. Smith was born in McHenry County, N.D., Oct. 13, 1900, and passed away in Pueblo Oct. 27, 1987. Services c/o Cowans-Edwards Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz, Manhattan; Kan; Interment near Manhattan.

Smith, Louisa Boyd
Louisa Boyd Smith - Huerfano World - December 31, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1919: Jasper Smith, father of Bert, died. Married to Louisa Boyd in 1877, they moved to La Veta in 1879, bought their ranch the following year and lived there until Mrs. Smith's death in 1915.

Smith, Lucille Ray
Lucille Ray Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1998 - Lucille Ray Smith, 82, of Pueblo, passed away June 25, 1998. Survived by daughter, Katherine Vayle- grandchildren, Sharon and Scott Vayle- sisters, Pauline Stafford and Agnes Ray, both of Illinois- numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Smith, in 1988- son, Theodore R. Smith Jr.- son-in-law, Louis Scott Vayle Sr.- and brother, Ernest Ray. Mrs. Smith was a member of First United Methodist Church. , 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Smith, M. Lucille
M. Lucille Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2005 - M. Lucille Smith, 90, passed away on Jan. 28, 2005 in Pueblo, Colo. She was born in Spickard, Mo., on July 3, 1914, a daughter of the late Jessie Nell and Willard E. Whinery. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Bernice Roberts in 1944, and loving husband of 52 years, John L. Smith in 1999; a son; Jerry D. Roberts; and a granddaughter, Sherry Gravil-Patik. Mrs. Smith is survived by daughter, Joan L. Gravil of Trenton, Mo.; son, Wayne E. Roberts, Trenton, Mo.; and daughter, Janelle G. (Dave) Sadar, Pueblo; son-in-law, Jim Gravil, Colorado Springs; also, special daughters-in-law, Donna Roberts and Sharon Kincaid; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Lucille lived in Colorado Springs for 58 years and the past two years in Pueblo. Her family and friends were her life. If anything could be cooked, canned or flowers grown - Lucille has done it! Lucille was a former member of the First Evangelical United Methodist and First Christian churches, Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. The family would like to offer their appreciation to the staff at the Pavilion Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing units, and a heartfelt thanks to the CNA's for their constant care and kindness, and special gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice - Shawna and Maria; and Dr. George Birks. The family requests donations be made in Lucille's name to Silver Key Senior Services, Colorado Springs; or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, through the funeral home office. Visitation will be from, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Blunt Mortuary. Funeral service will be at, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Smith, M. Lyle
M. Lyle Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1972 - M. Lyle Smith, 65, of La Veta. Husband of Mrs. Etola Smith, La Veta; father of Walter "Sonny" Smith, La Veta, and Mrs. Harriet Coleman, Fort Angeles, WA; brother of Norman Smith, Ellensburg WA, Wayne Smith, Eugene, OR; George Smith, Las Cruces, NM; Glen Smith, Los Angeles, CA; Emmett Smith, Oroville, CA; Mrs. Geneva Wallis, Titusville FL; Mrs. Anna Willis, Temple, CA; and Mrs. Edna Efurd, Salida. Also by eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday at La Veta Methodist Church, the Rev. Karl Schuster officiating. La Veta Lodge 141 IOOF will conduct Odd Fellow services. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Smith, Madge P.
Madge P. Smith - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 5, 1994 - Madge P. Smith, 81, a Colorado Springs homemaker, died May 2, 1994, at a local hospital. Mrs. Smith had owned and managed a coffee shop at Memorial Hospital and had been a waitress at various restaurants. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with the Rev. Eugene Rushing officiating. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Pueblo to Fritz and Virginia (Huff) Renzelman. She was married Sept. 27, 1929, in Pueblo to Orville Alonzo Theodore Smith, who is deceased. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Montgomery of Colorado Springs; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, fishing and camping. Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Smith, Mahlon D.
Mahlon D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1987 - Mahlon D. Smith, 66, south of Caddoa, Colo., died March 31, 1987, at the Denver Veteran's Hospital. Rosary service, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church in Las Animas. Interment will be at the Smith Ranch Peaceful Valley Cemetery. Family requests memorials to special fund at Fort Lyon VA Medical Center.

Smith, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Smith - Yampa Leader - December 25, 1914 - Mrs. Margaret Smith, widow of the late Thomas Smith, a Pueblo pioneer, died at the family home in Pueblo.

Smith, Margaret Jean
Margaret Jean Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1999 - Margaret Jean Smith, 83, of Rye, passed away on May 26, 1999. Mrs. Smith was a member of the St. Aloysius Church of Rye. She is remembered by her family as a devoted housewife and mother. Preceded in death by her father, mother and sister, Gretchen Hemmert. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Smith, of 58years- children, Gary (Lavina), Jack (Susan), Steve (Carol) and Shirley (Jim)Popp- brothers, George (Midge) and John (Bethel) Hall- grandchildren, Jennifer and Elizabeth Smith, Lisa and Casey Smith and Erika and Robbie Popp. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation with memorial service at a later date.

Smith, Margaret Joyce
Margaret Joyce Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Margaret Joyce Smith, age 81, passed away Jan. 8, 1999. Survived by her husband of 56 years, J.R. Smith, and her children, Deanne (Dave) Valencich and Jack (Peggy) Smith, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Renee (Joe) Prutch and their children, Austin and Timmy, Sue Marino and her daughter, Krystal, all of Pueblo, Bret Marino, Scottsdale, Ariz., Darek (Christy) Marino and their children, Kyle and Justin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Chris Smith, Billie Joe Smith and Mindy Smith and great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Stan (Carolyn) Wilson, Albuquerque, N.M.- sister, Betty (Bill) Driscoll, Thousand Oaks, Calif.- and brother-in-law, Bob Smith of Pueblo. Margaret and her husband, J.R., owned and operated the Pueblo Dog Training School. She dearly loved her cocker spaniels and loved reading books. She was a very loving and caring person who will be greatly missed. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in Margaret's name.

Smith, Margaret L.
Mrs. Margaret L. Smith - Chieftain & Star Journal - February 3, 1983 - Mrs. Margaret L. Smith, 2130 Elizabeth, Feb. 2, 1982. Wife of Ed J. Smith and mother of Mrs. Virginia (Luke) Walker, Pueblo and Dr. James Smith, Plymouth, NH. Mother-in-law of Mrs. Judy Smith and sister of George C. Boyer, both of Pueblo. Survived also by 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Dr. Dean Boyer Smith, Dec. 28, 1964, and brother, John Boyer, Jan 21, 1982. Mrs. Smith was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish, Monday Music Club, Pilot Club and the Alter and Rosary Society at Sacred Heart Cathedral. She was a well-known Pueblo musician and played professionally for several musical groups. She also taught piano and voice for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 13, 1983. Services, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Rosary recitation 6:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Cathedral organ fund.

Smith, Margery
Margery Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2002 - Age 81, passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Arrangements pending. [No additional information]

Smith, Marguerite
Marguerite Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2002 - Age 86, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend departed this life Jan. 12, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born May 21, 1915. Predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Rosa (Bowers) Kittrell; two brothers, Richard and Eugene Kittrell; grandson, Larry Marchbanks. Mrs. Smith was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She served on the usher board, the missionary society. She was a devoted supporter of the annual woman's day program. She also took part in the bible studies classes. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Star of Pueblo 5, Order of the Eastern Star (PHA). Before her illness, she crocheted and was a seamstress and created numerous dresses for weddings and other occasions. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved and devoted husband of 65 years, Robert Lee Smith Sr.; children, Rose Marchbanks, Robert Lee “Bud” (Jan) Smith Jr., Wayne “Doc” (Chris) Smith, all of Pueblo, Eddie (Gwen) Smith, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Frances Price, Pueblo, Dorothy Allen, Concord, Calif.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church. The Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 330 Jefferson.

Smith, Marguerite D.
Marguerite D. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1986 - Marguerite D. Smith passed away Feb. 3, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by husband Milton C. Smith, of Pueblo three sisters, Alta Smith of Mack, Colo.; Eva McGhee of Denver; and Rose Petty of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters-in-law, LaVonne Davis, Kansas; Delta Dee Smith, California; and one brother law, Homer (Alberta) Smith, also of California. Also survived by numerous nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death her parents, three brothers and three sisters. She was born Dec. 10,1911, in Etna, Neb. At her request, cremation. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. The family requests no flowers; memorials may made to the Pueblo Cancer Fund either directly or through the funeral home office.

Smith, Marietta A.
Marietta A. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2003 - Marietta A. Smith, 74, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2003. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert W. Smith; three children, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. Marietta's strength, love of family and positive nature will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. Her brother, John Sly, of Pueblo, remembers her many successes. Services will be held in Corsicana, Texas. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Smith, Marilyn T.
Marilyn T. Smith - Huerfano World - November 30, 2000 - Marilyn Thelma Smith, 62, of La Veta, died Nov. 27, 2000. Born Sept. 2, 1938 in Walsenburg to the late Orville and Geneva Engberg Lammers, Mrs. Smith was a member of La Veta United Methodist Church and for many years owned and operated Fashions by Gianni Shop in La Veta. Mrs. Smith is survived by a brother, Donald Engberg, Olathe; a sister, Marjorie Padoven, Alamogordo, NM; children, Geneva (Jeff) Torr, Blanca, Donetta (Gar) Garman, Osceola, MO, Edward (Sue) Smith, Lorinda (Rick) Sciacca, La Veta; grandchildren, Jason (Sarah) Kyle, Nathan and Brian Torr, Sheridan and Jeremy Garman, Clinton and Sarah Smith, Rio Sciacca; a great-grandchild, Mason Torr; mother-in-law, Etola Griffith, La Veta; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Edward E. Engberg. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 from the United Methodist Church of La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Smith, Marion
Marion Smith – Pueblo Indicator – October 12, 1929 – Marion Smith, well known and esteemed employee of the King Investment and Lumber Co., passed away October 8, following a brief illness.

Smith, Marjorie Helen
Marjorie Helen Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1987 - Marjorie Helen Smith, lifelong Pueblo resident, passed away Jan. 9, 1987. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was active in women's organizations of the church. She retired as a bookkeeper from the White and Davis store. Survivors include her sister, Frances Smith of Pueblo, a step-nephew from Pueblo, and a step-nephew from Cotopaxi. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Mace officiating. Cremation, with private interment. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted following the memorial service at the Fellowship Hall at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Smith, Martha L.
Martha L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998 - Martha L. Smith, 63, born Feb. 4, 1935, passed away May 31, 1998. Survived by her husband, Wayne Smith, of the family home- daughters, Patty Policy, Crested Butte, Rebecca (Dean) Powell, Palisade, and Devonee Smith, Bethel, Mo.- sons, Ronald Policy and William Policy of Colorado, and Ernie (Jeanine) Smith, Grand Junction. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Karen Policy, Kent, Ohio- sisters, Pat Kuzman and Kathy Coffelt, Girard, Ohio- seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren- as well as numerous other relatives and close friends. Preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James and William Powers. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Mary Church parish and enjoyed making dolls and crocheting. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Graveside service, Thursday, June 4, 1998, 2 p.m., Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo.

Smith, Marvin P.
Marvin P. Smith - Canon City Record – October 10, 1929 - Word was received in Canon City Tuesday afternoon of the death of Marvin P. Smith, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pueblo, at eleven o'clock Tuesday morning (10-8-1929). He was 38. Smith was a World War Veteran having served in France, and was a member of the troops stationed in Germany. He was born in Hastings, Nebraska and reared in Canon City. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Smith, of this city, and his father, Brown Smith of Texas. A sister, Miss Bernice Smith, died in Pueblo during July. The Wilson mortuary is in charge of the body.

Smith, Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1987 - Mary Kathryn Smith, 1343 Constitution, May 18, 1987. Wife of Fred F. Smith. Mother of Pat (Priscilla) Smith and Kevin (Anita) Smith, both of Pueblo, and Dennis (Cindy) Smith, Pittsburg, Pa. Also survived by eight grandchildren and several cousins, including C.T. Deneen, Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Smith was a Pueblo resident since 1942 and a member of Christ the King parish, the Belmont Garden Club and Christ the King Altar Society. Services, Christ the King Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home office. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the Mass.

Smith, Maude Lupton
Maude Lupton Smith - Huerfano World - October 11, 2007 - Maude Lupton Smith was born on July 30, 1917 and died September 26, 2007. Maude lived a full life and was loved by all. She passed away surrounded by family. Services will be held November 3, 2007 at First Assembly of God church in Manteca, California. There will also be a memorial service/family reunion next summer in La Veta, Colorado to celebrate Maude's life and family.

Smith, Maude Morris
Mrs. Maude Morris Smith - Rocky Mountain News – June 11, 1911, Sect. II, Page 4 – Mrs. Maude Morris Smith, age 21, died in County Hospital, from the effects of morphine poisoning. Three years ago, she left a comfortable home in Canon City, for a broader life in Denver. She was found at a rooming house at 2247 Larimer, near death from an overdose of morphine. Two people are held for questioning, George Anderson, who admits to being an intimate friend, and a nurse. Knowing she would not live, she refused to make a statement concerning the manner in which she had received the morphine. Three years ago, she eloped from her home in Canon City with Walter H. Smith. He was arrested several months ago in connection with a series of petty burglaries on Capitol Hill. Mrs. Smith was a granddaughter of H. Gamble, President of the Nat'l Grocery Company, at Pueblo.

Smith, Maxwell O.
Maxwell O. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1997 - Maxwell O. Smith, born Nov. 29, 1911, passed away Aug. 6, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Smith. Survived by his sons, Dowell Smith, Ph.D., Gordon, Neb., and Gregory (Patricia) Smith, Ph.D., Boston, Mass. Grandfather of Langston Smith, Lincoln, Neb., and Shauna Smith, Gordon, Neb. Also survived by sister, Clara Bachik, Pueblo- brother-in-law, Warren (Vera) Himes, Beulah- sisters-in-law, Emmy (Merle) Meek, Pueblo, Mary Jo Himes, Idaho- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brothers, William R. Smith and Richard E. Smith. Mr. Smith was a 50 year member of the Pueblo Elks No. 90, also a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), an avid bowler and dancer. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Monday, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Oglala Lakota College, Box 490, Kyle, S.D., 57752, or the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), or Pueblo Elks No. 90 in his memory.

Smith, Melanie L.
Melanie L. Smith – Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 2006 - Melanie L. Smith, 34, passed away on Oct. 28, 2006. Survived by mother Donna Smith; brother Race Wadehul; aunts Rhonda Burns, Kathy Ellis and Leanne Sloan; cousins T. J. Burns, Leon Sloan and Brandy Belcher. Melanie was a very giving person and was precious and loved by her family. Service, 10 a.m., Thurs., Nov. 2, 2006 in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main.

Smith, Melvin A. J. Sr.
Rev. Melvin A.J. Smith Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1997 - Rev. Melvin A.J. Smith Sr., 50, an associate minister at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, passed away July 8, 1997. Rev. Smith was also a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, 2535 Airport Road. Interment with military honors, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Smith, Merritt Ray
Merritt Ray Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1986 - Dr. Merritt Ray Smith known as "M. R.1 Smith, passed away in Phoenix, Ariz. Dec. 6, 1986. Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Maurine B. Ebert of Phoenix; and two grand sons. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Roxie B. Smith, June 18, 1974 Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and Southern Colorado Consistory. He was born March 29, 1888, in Plattsburg, Mo., and was an optometrist in Pueblo for 50 years, moving to Phoenix ii 1973. Masonic service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday ii the Rouch Chapel followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Smith, Michael
Michael Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2006 - Michael Smith, 51, of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 5, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Willie Smith Jr.; brothers, Willie Smith III and Nathaniel Smith; niece, Vanessa Morgan; and brother-in-laws, Glenn Morgan and Grant Reynolds III. He is survived by his mother, Emma Smith; spouse, Karen Smith; children, Marcellus Smith, Robin Smith and Rhonda (Pernell) Hines; brother, Ronald Smith; sisters, Minnie Fisher, JoAnn Morgan and Gladys (Clifford) Morgan; grandchildren Jenae, Travell, Travon, Valerie and Priana; one uncle; two aunts; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, with funeral service to follow, 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Interment at a later date. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following burial.

Smith, Mildred E.
Mildred E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Mildred E. Smith passed away Dec. 22, 2005, in Pueblo. Mildred was born on Aug. 8, 1923, in Lamar and spent many years in Monte Vista before moving to Pueblo in 1980. She was preceded in death by her husband, F.R. Buck Smith; a daughter, Linda Smith-Allen; her parents, John and Alma Stickler; siblings, Margaret Downs, Shirley Clutter and Donald Stickler; her best friend, Ella Mae Crooks; several other relatives and friends, as well as her grand puppy, Frosty. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Darla (Bruce) Wheeler; son, William Smith; grandsons, Nicholas Smith and Matthew Wheeler; sisters, Dorothy McCormick, Pat Hamm; and brother-in-law, Dan Clutter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, in the Monte Vista Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Smith may be made to any veteran's organization or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

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