The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Smith, Nathaniel
Nathaniel Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2006 - Nathaniel Smith, 51, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 11, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Smith; and brother, Willie Smith III. Survived by his mother, Emma Smith; children, Telly (Carmen) Garcia, Gavin Sierra and Gabrielle Sierra; grandchildren, Damien Clark Jr. and Taylor Garcia; brothers and sisters, Minnie Fisher, Joanne Morgan, Gladys (Clifford) Morgan, Michael Smith and Ron Smith; former wife, Lisa Sierra; and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral service, 9 a.m. today, Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Smith, Norma L.
Norma L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1999 - Norma L. Smith, age 72, of Lamar, Colo., died Dec. 1, 1999. Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar. Burial in the McClave Cemetery. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday. Memorial contributions to the Lamar area hospice or the McClave area volunteer ambulance.

Smith, Ola B.
Ola B. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1999 - Ola B. Smith, 96, passed away April 16, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, William R. Smith, in 1976- and her son, Utah Smith, in 1977. Survived by her son, Ira Joe (Gretchen) Smith, Lodi, Calif.- grandchildren, Judy (Dan) Harvey, Denver, Utah R. (Chris) Smith, Pueblo, Paula (Carl) Mascarenas, Pueblo, Robert Lee Smith, Saukville, Wis., Elizabeth Fisher, Calif., and Ira Joe (Kathy) Smith Jr., Jeffersonville, Ky. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren- nine great-great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Smith started many of her own businesses including a laundry and grocery store. She also was a nurses' aide at the Colorado State Hospital, where she cared for the elderly, and later cared for the elderly on her own. She and her husband also farmed for several years in Oklahoma and Missouri. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. The service will conclude at the chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Life Care Center, 2118 Chatalet Lane, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff of Life Care Center for their many kind deeds and help given to Mrs. Smith. (Sunday, April 19, 1999 - Survived by former daughter-in-law Geneva B. Moore, Pueblo.)

Smith, Opal
Opal Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1999 - Opal Smith, 95, passed away Jan. 1, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lamar Christian Church. Visitation, today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Smith, Orlando R.
Orlando R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1986 - Orlando R. Smith, 54, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a lengthy illness on March 18, 1986. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife,, Grace (Parson) Smith; son, Fred L. (Vicki) Smith; daughters, Caroline (Cid) Gonzales, Sharon Smith; grandchildren, Melanie and Freddie Smith, and Brandon Gonzales, all of Pueblo. He also is survived by brothers, Manuel (Frances) Smith, Cecil (Dora) Smith, Jim (Delia) Smith, Dave (Lala) Smith, all of Pueblo, Silvie Smith of Westcliffe, Ralph (Viola) Smith of La Fragna, N.M., Henry (Dora) Smith of Price, Utah; sister, Jane (Eloy) Rivera of Rocky Ford; brother-in-law, Dan Solis of. Sacramento, Calif.; sister-in-law, Sarita Smith of Sheridan, N.M.; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Delfina Smith; sister, Angie Solis in 1984; brother, Joe C. Smith in 1985; and sister-in-law, Henrietta Smith in 1981. Mr. Smith was born on April 2, 1931, in Garita, N.M., and lived in Las Vegas, N.M., before moving to Pueblo in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked at CF&I as a benzol operator for 29 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a member and an usher of Holy Family Church, a member of' the Moose Lodge; and he loved fishing, camping, boating, dancing, and gardening. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7:30 p.m. today at Holy Family Church. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, 1986, at Holy Family Church, with Father Tony Wojcinski officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1740 Acero. Family will receive friends at Holy Family Church Hall following interment. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Smith, Oscar A.
Oscar A. "Sonny" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1998 - Oscar A. "Sonny" Smith, 59, Kim area rancher, died Feb. 19, 1998. Services, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Kim Baptist Church with Pastor Don Brown officiating. Interment to follow in Kim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, 2280 S. Albion, Denver, Colo. 80200 direct or through the funeral home office.

Smith, Otis Raymond Jr.
Otis Raymond Smith Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November14, 1999 - Otis Raymond Smith Jr. passed away Nov. 12, 1999, in Pueblo. Otis was born May 12, 1918, in Moberly, Mo., to Otis Sr. and Sally Phelps Smith. He was a Gunnery Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1937 through 1946. He served in the Asiatic Theater, Shanghai, Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Iwo Jima and was awarded the Purple Heart. Otis was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Jay, Shan and Jim Smith. He is survived by a sister, Gaynell Ten Eyck of Salem, Ohio. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A commemorative reflection in memory of Otis will be held following the 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Smith, Palmer Franklin
Palmer Franklin Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2004 - Palmer Franklin Smith. Retired Adams State College professor Palmer Franklin Smith, 72, a resident of the Zapata subdivision and Alamosa, died unexpectedly at San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, following a suspected pulmonary embolism. Smith was born June 30, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Franklin Emerson Smith and Olive Faber Smith. His parents preceded him in death. He grew up in Whittier, Calif., graduating from Whittier Union High School in 1949. He was a member of the high school tennis team and he was ranked in the Top 10 nationally in junior doubles. He attended California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, majoring in chemistry and studying under five Nobel Prize winners, including the late Linus Pauling. In 1952 before his senior year at Cal Tech, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving until 1956 at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver. Because of his strong science background, he taught in the Air Force, including officers, in the top secret 1009th Special Weapons Project. After the service, he was accepted at the University of Colorado at Boulder for the master's degree program in mathematics, despite the lack of a bachelor's degree. He taught at CU in the applied mathematics program for five years while working on a doctorate, but left the program prior to his dissertation. From 1961 to 1962, he was an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Nicholls State College, Thibodaux, La., but missed Colorado and returned. After teaching at CU the summer of 1962, he came to Adams State College, where he was an assistant professor and associate professor, teaching mathematics and chairing the department for a number of years, retiring in 1987 and teaching an additional year after retirement, receiving emeritus status in 1988. In later years he also taught physics and computer languages. In his retirement, Smith became involved in buying and selling real estate. He ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate for Alamosa County treasurer, losing in the August 1990 primary to Charlene Cockrum, who later was elected to the job. A lifelong learner, Smith took a variety of courses outside the science field. He completed La Salle Extension University's law course, an H&R Block tax course and took numerous classes at ASC in a number of subjects such as bonds and investments. He also was a concert-quality pianist, but refused to play in his latter years despite a piano in the home. A Renaissance man, his hobbies included archaeology, wildlife, stamp collecting, traveling with his wife, history, reading, art exhibits, walking, short-story writing and swimming. Some of his technical writings were published in national journals. He held memberships in a number of organizations including The Mathematical Association of America, American Philatelic Society, PERA, AARP, the Friends of the Southern Peak Public Library and the Denver Art Museum. He married Erin Eileen Macgillivray on Aug. 12, 1967, and she survives at the family homes in the Zapata subdivision and in Alamosa. Besides his parents, Smith was preceded in death by his first wife, Flora Pettry. His survivors include his wife, Erin Macgillivray Smith; his daughter, Laura Suzanne Smith, Edgewater, Colo.; his son, Brian (Teresa) Smith, Craig, Colo.; a granddaughter, Sara (Casey) Powell, Parker, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Allison Powell, Parker, Colo. Cremation was chosen and as per Smith's instructions, there will be no services. A gathering of Zapata residents was held at the Smith home with his wife and children on Tuesday night. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Peaks Public Library in care of Rogers Family Mortuary, 205 State Ave., Alamosa, Colo., 81101.

Smith, Patricia M.
Patricia M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1986 - Patricia M. Smith, Dec. 7, 1986. Wife of Robert L. Smith. Mother of Kevin (Angel) Smith, Robert Smith and Lorrie Smith. Grandmother of Natasha, Tanya and Julie. Daughter of Mabel Law. Daughter-in-law of William F. and Virginia Smith. She was employed as the manager of the Fireside Restaurant. Member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Pastor Randy Heaton of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Interment, Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Lighthouse Baptist Church or American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1820 Maplewood.

Smith, Paul
Paul Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2004 - Paul Smith, 22, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. He will be sadly missed by his loving mother, Grace Smith; brother, Daniel (Tnisha Howard) Smith; his two beautiful children, Paul Jr. and Trinity; and their mother, Trish Fernandez; and special nephew, Daniel Jr. Also left to cherish his memory are his aunts and uncles, Greg Smith, Mary Andrews, George Smith, Thersea Smith Hines, Tom Smith, Joann Smith Cody, Regis Smith Cody, Julie Smith, Bridget Smith, Albert Smith, Bonnie Clementi and Janet Clementi; and numerous cousins and other relatives. Paul was especially close to his Aunt Julie and spent much time with his close friends and cousins, Gallo Valdez, Jared Valdez and E.J. Medina. Paul was a very caring and loving person who was very proud of his children. He often said, "It's all about family." Paul would travel any distance to have his dear friend, Al Sanchez, cut his hair. Visitation, 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery Terrace. Cremation to follow. Family and friends will be received at the family home immediately following the service. Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 2004 - Woman's shooting ruled accidental; tips sought in North Side homicide - By Karen Vigil - Police say the weekend shooting of a 19-year-old woman, who was wounded in the back of the head during a party, was accidental. In an unrelated fatal shooting hours later on Sunday morning, a party also preceded the gunfire that took 22-year-old Paul Smith's life. Police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the shooter. Sgt. Troy Davenport said the woman, Cagney Pachak, was wounded at 2:31 a.m. at her home at 1206 Troy Ave. He said the woman remains hospitalized in critical condition. Davenport declined to release the name of the suspect, who has not been arrested. He cited the accidental nature of the shooting, the suspect's cooperation and the ongoing investigation as reasons why. He said the suspect was an acquaintance of Pachak's. Just before Pachak was shot, some of the reported 6-12 people at the party had been arguing and Pachak was trying to get the people involved in the dispute to leave. Davenport said the male shooter apparently was in a bedroom playing with a gun, and either fired it or it went off. The bullet traveled through a wall and struck Pachak while she was in a hallway. Someone in the group called police. Some partyers stayed; others left. The shooter was among those who fled, but he eventually turned himself in to police, Davenport said. Davenport said the case has been referred to the district attorney's office to determine whether charges are appropriate. In the second residential shooting, at 115 E. 20th St., Davenport said that police are continuing to piece together information. "The best that we can tell is there was some kind of party in the early morning hours of Sunday. There were about six to eight males. Part of the party left and then about 20 minutes later, there were shots fired. One struck Paul Smith in the right chest area." Smith's brother, a friend and a third person driving a vehicle took Smith to Parkview Medical Center where the brother and friend stayed behind but the driver left. Smith was declared dead at 7:18 a.m., less than a half-hour later. Davenport said police have located the driver and spoken with him. He said no suspects have been identified in the case. Davenport also confirmed that there was a minor unrelated shooting incident late Sunday, in which detectives were not called. He said that shooting took place in Bessemer, involved juveniles and no serious injuries. Davenport asked people with information about the Smith shooting to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 542-STOP, as they always can to report crime tips with the possibility of monetary reward.

Smith, Paul L.
Paul L. "Shorty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1997 - Paul L. "Shorty" Smith, 82, of Lamar, died Nov. 3. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

Smith, Paul Russell
Paul Russell Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Paul Russell Smith, born Feb. 14, 1911, in Clarksburg, W.V., passed away on July 3, 2006, in Pueblo. He was one of 12 children born to Earl E. and Mattie M. Smith, all of whom are deceased except for Mary Stamper of Florida. Paul married Lena Forney on Aug. 30, 1932, in Madeira, Ohio. Lena passed away in October 1985. They had two children, Marilyn Brooks who passed away in September 1999, and Beverly Ripple of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren, Phillip Dunham (Nancy), Brooks Ripple (Lisa), Paul Ripple, Jeff Ripple (Kristi); numerous great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Paul joined the First Baptist Church in 1950. He was a member of the Christian Challengers Sunday School Class and had served on the Board of Deacons. Paul was active in the Masonic Bodies. He was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17 and Past Master, Past High Priest of Chapter No. 3 and Past Grand High Priest of Colorado, Council No. 6 P.A. and Thrice Illustrious Master, Plural Member of Royal Arch No. 12, Commandry No. 3, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest in Magi Tabernacle LXIII Knight Commander, Red Cross of Constantine P.S., So Co High Twelve, Al Kaly Shrine, and the Order of DeMolay, Legion of Honor. Paul worked at Armco Steel in Ohio, then was a member of the BAC and worked as a bricklayer until his retirement. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Masonic service at the graveside. Contributions may be made to the Pueblo Lodge No. 17 Scholarship Fund, 126 Broadway, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Smith, Pauline Easley
Pauline Easley Smith - Yakima Herald-Republic - January 6, 2006 - Pauline Easley Smith, 91, of Sunnyside died January 1, 2006 at Pleasant Valley Adult Home where she was residing. She was born October 17, 1914 in Spearville, Kansas to Walter R. and Emma Amanda Melvina (Simpson) Easley. She married William J Smith on November 19, 1934 in Trinidad, CO. She resided in the Yakima Valley since 1941, living in Sunnyside and Granger. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four sisters and a brother. Pauline is survived by her five children, Jeanine Pace of Salt Lake City, UT, Martha Burke of Port Angeles, WA, Reva (Sheldon) Nitchman of Parachute, CO, Elizabeth Smith of Syracuse, NY and William (Janet) Smith of Prosser, 17 Grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday January 6th at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside and from 12 N-1 p.m. at the Church prior to the service. Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Factory Road in Sunnyside. Interment will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Kathy, Lourdes and the staff of Pleasant Valley Adult Home for the care they gave Mom in her time of need.

Smith, Pauline M. Romero
Pauline M. Romero Smith – Huerfano World – February 2, 2006 – Pauline M. Romero Smith, 67, home health aide, died Jan. 28, 2006. Funeral service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister. Survivors include her sons, Everett P. Garcia, Pedro J. Garcia, Max E. Garcia and Richard D. Garcia, all of Wichita; daughters, Rose H. Galloway and Elizabeth D. Garcia, both of Wichita, and Lydia P. Croley of Inman, KS; brothers, Vincent Romero, Dave Romero, and John Romero; sisters, Josie Perez, Ann Mata, and Virginia Romero; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Disabled American Veterans. Services by Broadway Mortuary.

Smith, Pearl B.
Pearl B. Smith – Huerfano World – February 23, 2006 – Pearl B. Smith, 87, of Aguilar died Thursday, February 16, 2006. She is survived by her children, Gerald Dean (Shirley) Smith, Orvil Leon (Phyllis) Smith, Leonard Ray (Evelyn) Smith, Clovis Harold Smith, Mae (Jerry) Harviston, Treva Darlene (Larry) Hicks, brothers Ervin Waybright, a sister Katherine Drake, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Francis Waybright, her husband, Gilbert C. Smith, daughter, Marie Hickey, son-in-law Pete Hickey, granddaughter Brenda Hickey, brothers Marvin, Claudine and Clarence Waybright, sisters Patricia Whitley, Opal Stebens and Elizabeth Waybright. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, at the Miller Chapel, Liberal, Kansas. Interment at the Liberal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.

Smith, Peter
Peter Smith - Huerfano World - March 31, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Peter Smith, 84, died March 23 of pneumonia and three days later his wife, 75, died of heart failure.

Smith, Peter Mr. & Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith - Huerfano World - April 3, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Died, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smith, he of pneumonia and she of a heart attack.

Smith, Phyllis
Phyllis Smith - Denver Rocky Mountain News - November 24, 1999 - Phyllis Smith, 67, of La Veta died Nov. 21 in Denver. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Runyan Stevenson Capitol Mortuary, with burial at La Veta Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was born in Carroll County, Mo., on Feb. 17, 1932. She married Marvin R. Smith, 1953. She was a staff assistant with the state of Colorado Investigation Services. Survivors include her husband; son Christopher L. of Merino; daughter Melissa A. Dernoga of La Veta; mother Georgia Ann Miller of Aurora; brother Joseph Miller of North Carolina; sister Betty Eitzel of Franktown; a grandchild.

Smith, Ray M.
Ray M. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1986 - Ray M. Smith, 79, late of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 14, 1986, at a local hospital Survived by his wife, Modene, of the family home; and son, Robert R. (Marilyn) Smith, Atlanta, Ga. Also survived by three granddaughters, Kristy (Bryan) Louckes, Keely and Kim Smith, all of Atlanta; two brothers, J. Howard (Julia) Smith, Pueblo. Finis Smith, Sherman, Texas; two sisters, Anna Lou (Gene) Thornton, Sherman, Texas, Fay (Glenis) Claxton, Gober, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Employed at CF&I Steel Corp. for 50 years, retiring in 1976. Member of Faith United Methodist Church, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, and the Southern Colorado Consistory. No local services. Services will be under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home. Sherman, Texas.

Smith, Robert
Robert Smith - Huerfano World - April 2, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1926: Died, Robert Smith, an old timer of the upper Huerfano and brother of W.E., S.L. and J. Ed of La Veta. [Editor's Note: Robert Lee Smith died March 30, 1926. Obituary listed World Independent, April 2, 1926, Page 1.]

Smith, Robert A.
Robert A. "Whitey" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2004 - Robert A. "Whitey" Smith, 75, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 13, 2004. Survived by his wife of 54 years, June; children, Rob (Kortney) Smith and Nancy Ferguson; and grandchildren, Clint and Jamie Ferguson, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Lillian Smith; and brothers, Wallace and Donald Smith. Whitey was born March 2, 1929, in Lancol, Wyo., and married June Brelsford on Aug. 11, 1950, in Raton, N.M. He worked for Alpha Beta Packing Co. for 32 years and for the Colorado Department of Corrections as a correctional officer for 10 years. Friends and family knew him to be a kind and gentle man. In addition to being an avid fisherman, Broncos and Avalanche fan, Whitey loved nature and the wildlife in Rye. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Smith, Robert H.
Robert H. "Bob” Smith - Montrose Daily Press - October 8, 2004 - Montrose, CO - Lifetime Colorado resident and well-known retired Montrose businessman, Robert H. "Bob" Smith, age 71, died of a heart attack while moose hunting on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Hinsdale County. He had been a resident of Montrose for 32 years. Robert H. Smith, the son of Clifford I. and Ruth (Williams) Smith, was born on June 24, 1933, in Aguilar, Colo., where he spent his childhood years, received his elementary education and graduated from Aguilar High School. Bob volunteered for service during the Korean Conflict as an air traffic controller in the United Stated Air Force. He was a GAA Specialist. His marriage to his wife, Sandy Smith, in Montrose, ended in divorce. Bob was the retired founder of Bob's Quality Housing Inc. in Montrose. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2004 from the Colorado Manufactured Housing Assn. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and A.O.P.A. Bob was a pilot and especially loved flying. He also loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding and playing his guitar. He had a good rapport with animals and small children. Bob will be lovingly remembered for his charm and good sense of humor. No amount of time will lessen Bob's memory. As he was loved in life, he will be profoundly missed in death. Surviving family members who were honored to share Bob's life include one son, Robert D. "Bob" Smith and wife Gale, of Montrose, Colo.; one daughter, Rev. Debra Lynne Smith, of Newport, Ore.; grandchildren: Angela and Brent Smith; Travis and Levi Trembly; Savanna H. Carlson; one brother, Clifford D. "Mick" Smith and wife Jackie; four sisters: Alice (Don) Temple, Gail (Chuck) Rodosevich, Jessie (Joe) Provenza, Charlotte Bacca; a very special niece, Kim Temple; and many other family members. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rhonda Kim; and his soul mate, Debbie Rodosevich. Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose. A funeral service in celebration of Bob's life will be officiated by Minister Ronnie Hanna on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Montrose Christian Church. Interment will follow the service in the Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose. Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

Smith, Robert H.
Robert H. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2004 - Robert H. Smith, 84, passed away March 27, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Donna J. Smith; and his brother, Donald Smith. Survived by his children, Jeanne (Richard) Cook, Chanhassen, Minn., Steve R. (Karen) Smith, Pueblo West, Colo., and Barbara Rossi, California; brother, Jack (Earlean) Smith; and sister, Norma Jean (Jake) Johnson, both of Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII in China, the Western Pacific and Borneo. He was a member of the Colorado Association of Public Employees and was a member and very active in PERA. He was very involved with animal rescue and adoption and loved gardening and landscaping. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; both at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Welfare, 3420 W. Eighth St., Pueblo, 81003, or to Meals on Wheels.

Smith, Robert Lee Sr.
Robert Lee Smith Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2005 - Robert Lee Smith Sr., 90, departed this life May 27, 2005, at his home following a brief illness. "Bob" as he was known to family and friends, was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Talladega, Ala. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a former trustee of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp., blast furnace department with 37 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Will and Everlena (Brooks) Smith; three brothers, Clifford, Willie and Howard Smith; three sisters, Mary Bullock, Sarah Kendle and Mildred Hill. His beloved wife, Marguerite (Kittrell) Smith, Jan. 12, 2002; son, Eddie Smith, Nov. 10, 2002; and a grandson, Larry Marchbanks in May 1984. Bob enjoyed sitting on his front porch and waving to people as they drove by his home. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Rose Marchbanks, Robert "Bud" (Jan) Smith Jr., Wayne "Doc" (Christine) Smith; daughter-in-law, Gwen Smith; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church. Pastor Orval Miles officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In charity, memorials should be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Robert Lee Smith Sr. Family will receive friends at 330 Jefferson St.

Smith, Robert M.
Robert M. "Box Car Bob" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Robert M. "Box Car Bob" Smith, 77, peacefully joined the Lord on Feb. 24, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Josephine "Jo" Smith; sons, Richard (Sue) Bromeling, Carl (Donna) Smith; daughters, Patty Minkler (Vernon Schiffer), Tina Meyer; grandchildren, Jody, Stacey, Hope, Heather, Jason, Joey and Jon; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Timothy; sisters, Judy (Bill) Binger, Barbara (Richard) Holmes; sisters-in-law, Marlene Smith, Dean Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a member of the T.C.A., and T.T.O.S. Train Clubs. He also owned and operated the Quick Shoe and Quick Train Sales. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Smith, Robert W.
Robert W. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2003 - Robert W. Smith, 81, passed away on July 3, 2003. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marietta; and son, Robert W. Smith Jr. He is survived by his son, Richard D. Smith (Maria) of Denver; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith of Gunnison; four grandchildren, Bonnie Morrison of Gunnison, William Smith of Sacramento, Calif., Carrie (Jason) Garnett and Casey (Sean) Bambei of Denver; and seven great-grandchildren. Bob ("Smitty") retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983. He was a caring and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2003, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Smith, Ronald Duane
Ronald Duane Smith - The Greenhorn Valley View - August 15, 2007 - The wonderful life of Ronald Duane Smith, of Rye, CO, came to an end Aug. 13, 2007. Ron was born Feb. 1, 1940 to Delacy and Marie (Walker) Smith in Cedaredge, CO. He married Jo Amore in 1957; they had six children: Coreena Marvin, Ronnie, Patty (Ben Medina), Randy, Ryan and Robbie Smith (who predeceased him). Jo passed away in 2001. Ron is survived by six grandchildren: Lacy Marvin; Vinnie, Morgana, Makayla and Madilyn Smith; and Harlie Barickman. Ron attended Central High in Pueblo, then began a Navy career in 1957 at age 17. He retired as a Navy aircraft mechanic in 1969, then took responsibility for quality control on McDonald Douglas's Delta II Rocket. Other employment included: salesman for People's Denver Furniture and Pueblo Toyota, engineer for the Rio Grande Railroad, and employee of Sony's Columbia House Distribution Center in Colorado City, CO. In later years he operated his own computer sales and repair business. Ron and Joyce Sholtenbarger were married in 2006, and their marriage was blessed by association with Joyce's daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and Kim Barickman. Ron and Joyce operated Rye Country Lodge, in Rye, where locals enjoy a coffee gathering every Tuesday morning. Ron played bass guitar in the Sonny Hood's Country Classics band, performing regularly for local functions. He also loved motorcycles, and he and Joyce rode their Goldwing to Canada last summer. “Today," Joyce says, "Ron is riding a Goldwing on golden streets." Ron will be missed by all who knew and admired him for his positive altitude on life. A memorial service will be held at Valley Community Church in Colorado City on Saturday, Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice; 1716 Reading; Pueblo, CO 81001.

Smith, Roy W.
Roy W. "Smitty" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2000 - Roy W. "Smitty" Smith, 74, passed away March 27, 2000. Survived by his wife, Donna R. Smith; children, Michael Pruett, Donald (Barbara) Quillen, Howard (Susan) Smith; sister, Jo Kirkland; brother, Clifford Smith; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Baptist Church.

Smith, Ruby
Ruby Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2003 - Ruby Smith, age 85, passed away on Oct. 23, 2003. She was born on July 24, 1918, in Cameron, Colo., to Herbert and Minnie Shaw. Ruby graduated from Trinidad High School. On Feb. 13, 1939, she was married to Edwin M. Smith in Raton, N.M. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She took pride in her family and made a loving home for her family and many friends. She was a member of the Zion's Lutheran Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Eastern Star and Sun Bonnet Sue quilting club. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Minnie Shaw; husband, Edwin M. Smith; son, Charles E. (Eddie) Smith; and 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by sons, Michael J. (Darlene) Smith, Colorado City, William M. (Rhonda) Smith, Akron, Earl H. (Deidra) Smith, Gill; daughters, Carol Ann Smith, Pueblo, Mary (Jim) Sanderson, Monte Vista, Sue (Reid) French, Pueblo; dear sister-in-law, Jetta Bergamo, Trinidad; grandchildren, Justin and Kelli Smith, Kara and Dylan Smith, Zach Hahn, Levi, Seth and Cray Smith, Scott and Sharla Sanderson, Sara and Steve Lowe, Kate French, Lindsey and Travis Collins; great-grandchildren, Peyton Hahn, Alex Adamczk, Blake and Lane Sanderson, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Chapel, with the Bishop Raymond Wagstaff officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the Zion's Lutheran Church, 613 Prospect, Trinidad, CO, 81082. Family may be contacted at 1003 Arizona, Trinidad, Colo., in care of the Lochard Family.

Smith, Ruby R.
Ruby R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1987 - Ruby R. Smith died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1987. Mother of Bruce C. Gregory, Pueblo. Services to be held in Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Smith, Ruth Charlotte
Ruth Charlotte Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2000 - Ruth Charlotte Smith, Aguilar, August 13. Survived by children, Clifford D. Smith, Aguilar; Robert H. Smith, Montrose; Alice R. Temple, Aguilar; Gail A. Rodosevich, Pueblo; and Jessie K. Provenza, Pueblo. Funeral service 10 a.m., Friday. Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad.

Smith, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1999 - Ruth E. Smith, 91, of Pueblo, formerly of Taos, N.M., passed away March 31,1999. Preceded in death by her husband, William Wayne Smith, and son, W.S. Moore. Survived by grandsons, Dennis (Diane) Moore, Patrick (Rebecca) Stiles and Michael (Jan) Stiles- granddaughters, Gail (Michael) Watt, Gabrielle Armijo, Sheri Archuleta and John (Katie) Lopez- great-grandchildren, Dennis Michael (Sue) Moore, Jared Michael Watt, Lidama (Sonny) Archuleta and Gilbert(Lydia) Lopez- great-great-grandson, Conner Michael Moore- numerous other relatives- and special friend, Liz. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Smith, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2001 - Ruth L. Smith, 94, born on Aug. 30, 1906, in Bartlesville, Okla., and came to Colorado in a covered wagon at one year of age. She married Clifford J. Smith and they farmed in the Fowler and Manzanola area. Ruth was preceded in death by son, Raymond; grandson, David Smith; brother, Joe Long; sisters, Ella and Beulah. She is survived by sons, Clifford Loren (Alice) of Colorado Springs, and Richard W. (Judy) of Pueblo; eight grandchildren including, Steve (Kathy) Smith of Vancouver, Wash., Terry (Lynetta) Smith of Denver, Dean (Trina) Smith of San Isabel, Greg (Chris) Smith of Pueblo; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Cunningham of Boerne, Texas; many nieces and nephews. Ruth was an LPN and psychiatric technician, retired from the State Hospital in 1972. She loved people and life and was a member of Pueblo Christian Center. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Pueblo Christian Center. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Hill Crest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Memorials may be made to the Gideon Memorial Plan through Pueblo Christian Center.

Smith, Ruth Mae
Ruth Mae Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2006 - Ruth Mae Smith, 84, passed away June 6, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lela Shifflet; husband, Elwood Smith; brother, Jack Shifflet; and sister, Pauline Garner. Survived by her daughter, Wilma (John) Thompson; grandson, Ryan (Aminta) Thompson; great-grandson, Dylan Thompson. Also survived by nephew, Kenny (Terry) Garner; and niece, Tammy Garner. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Smith, Samuel
Samuel Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2006 - Samuel Smith, age 57, passed away May 30, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on March 16, 1949, in Lamar, Colo., to the late John and Marie (Walker) Smith. Samuel served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 with Attack Squadron 215, where he received many honors. He is survived by his children, Aaron (Jenelle) Smith and Stephanie (Mandy) Smith; sister, Moletta (Dale) Downey; brother, Ronald (Joyce) Smith; and numerous family and friends. Special thanks to nephew/brother, Rick Hanna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo. Celebration of Samuels's life, 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, 171 University Circle, Pueblo, CO, 719-248-6550.

Smith, Sarah Lynn
Sarah Lynn Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Sarah Lynn Smith, daughter of Brian and Jeanette Smith and sister of Madeline and Hayley, was born May 29, 1998, and completed her stay on Earth March 7,1999. Private graveside services will be held in the Highland Cemetery in Meeker, Colo. Sarah's family is very grateful for the loving support, care and prayers on their behalf. Donations in memory of Sarah may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004

Smith, Silas Lemuel
Silas Lemuel Smith - Huerfano World - August 21, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History -1956: Died, Silas Lemuel Smith, 77, who was born in 1879 in North Carolina. [Editor's Note: Silas Lemuel Smith died August 20, 1956. Obituary listed World Independent, August 21, 1956, Page 1.]

Smith, Susan
Susan Markham Smith - Huerfano Independent - September 10, 1920 - Death of Mrs George Smith - Mrs. Susan markham Smith, wife of Deputy County Clerk, Geo. Smith, died Wednesday morning from the effects of carbolic acid, said to have been taken with suicidal intent. Mrs. Smith had been in ill health and worrying over domestic affairs. She was at the home of Miss Polly Martinez Tuesday about noon, and is said to have been troubling over certain matters, and before she could be restrained opened a vial which she is reported to have been holding in her hand, swallowed its contents. The bottle is said to have contained carbolic acid. Physicians were immediately called, and thru their efforts Mrs. Smith regained consciousness that evening and some hope was held for her recovery, but death claimed her about 2:45 Wednesday morning. She was a woman of excellent character, well known and esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral will be held from the home, 8th and Hendren Sts., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial at Masonic cemetery.

Smith, T. W.
T. W. Smith – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 31, 1878 – Mr. T. W. Smith, an old and well known resident of Del Norte, died of small pox on Thursday last.

Smith, Theodore Walter
Theodore Walter Smith - Walsenburg World - April 15, 1930 - Lascar Rancher Buried Saturday – Funeral services for Theodore Walter Smith, rancher for more than 20 years at Lascar, were held from the Furphy Bros. Undertaking Co. chapel Saturday morning. Smith, who was 67, died Thursday at his home in Lascar. With his wife, Smith came to Lascar and settled there in 1908. He was born in Marion County, Mo., Jan. 1863. Surviving him are his wife, and the following children – Alpha of Walsen; Harry of Lascar; Mrs. Clarence Benningfield, Sanco, Tex.; Mrs. Grace Borders, Lascar; Owen of Samco, Tex.; and Rose of Lascar. Mrs. G.M. Noonan and Mrs. W.C. Baldridge sang. They were accompanied by Mrs. James Turner. The Rev. A.A. Heinlein of the Community church officiated. Burial was in the Rye cemetery.

Smith, Thomas D.
Thomas D. Smith – Albuquerque Journal - December 14, 2000 - Thomas D. Smith, 65, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2000, Pueblo, Colorado. Viewing will be held prior to the Funeral Service, at French's Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000 at French's Mortuary. Interment in Manassa Cemetery, Manassa, CO.

Smith, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Smith - Huerfano world - May 30, 1991 - Thomas J. Smith, 72, died May 21, 1991, in Walsenburg Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born May 21, 1919, in Fayetteville , AK he was an electrician by trade and worked for the State of Colorado as an inspector for over 45 years. He worked in Walsenburg in the late 1970,s and early 80's. Survivors include two children, Tim Smith, Denver and Meredith Smith, Walsenburg; three grandchildren and good friend Nora Carlson, Walsenburg. Cremation. Memorial service was Friday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel.

Smith, Tony
Tony Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2005 - Tony Smith, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2005. He is preceded in death by his son, Charles V. Smith; mother, Louise Martinez; stepfather, Louis Martinez; grandmother, Antonia Smith; sister, Mary Jane Martinez; aunts, Rica Montoya, Bebe Sanchez and Rose Gonzales; and father-in-law, Richard Peralta. Survived by his loving wife, Betty Smith; children, Arthur (Brenda) Smith, Leroy Smith and “hit‹”Connie Smith; granddaughter, “Lupe” Mariaha Manzanares; brothers, John (Cathy) Martinez and Ben (Gabby) Martinez; sisters, Emily Martinez, Florence (Ross) Fernandez and Pat (Albert) Martinez; mother-in-law, Irene Peralta; brother-in-law, John Peralta; sisters-in-law, Frances (Gerald) Garcia, Catherine Gettler and Mary Ann (Larry) DeHerrera; and numerous other relatives and friends. He worked at Pueblo Metal as a maintenance mechanic for 22 years. He loved gambling, hunting, fishing and working at his brother's ranch. Viewing from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, both at Holy Family Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Hall after both services.

Smith, Ulala R.
Ulala R. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Ulala R. Smith, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000. Ms. Smith taught school for many years in Kansas, New York and Nebraska. She retired from the Nebraska School System in North Platte, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Laverna Smith. She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Stambaugh, Pueblo; niece, Patricia (James) Sneed, Pueblo; great-nephew, Jamin Sneed, Pueblo; nephew, Jim (Bonnie) Stambaugh of Canon City; cousins, Maxine Neville, Colby, Kan., and Marshall Lutgen and family of Evergreen, Colo. At her request, cremation will take place with a graveside memorial service and inurnment in Gem, Kan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Belmont Lodge Nursing Home in memory of Ulala Smith.

Smith, Verlene Sharon
Verlene Sharon Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2002 - Verlene Sharon Smith, 69, departed this life June 21, 2002, at IHS of Pueblo. Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 6, 1932, in Boley, Okla. She was retired from St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center as a surgical technician. She loved bowling, watching classic movies, working in her flower garden and traveling. She recently lost both her parents: father, Clarence Conway, May 8, 2002; mother, Mary Normand Conway, May 1, 2002; also a brother, Clarence Conway Jr.; and her son, Michael Smith. Verlene leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Joseph A. "Buster" Smith; granddaughters, Natalie Even, Aubrie Ta and Dynel Cruz; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Morgan Even, Acacia, Tiera and Alexander Cruz; siblings, Venita (James) Harper, Florita (Frank) Morris, Alma (Al) Fletcher and Julius (Monique) Conway; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. The Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations to the charity of your choice in memory of Verlene. Family will receive friends at the home.

Smith, Verna G.
Verna G. Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1987 - Verna G. Smith, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away June 18, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Dr. Loyd L. Smith, of Pueblo; daughter, Renee Bullock, of Denver; and daughter and son-in-law, JoLyn and Rick Nunley of Colorado Springs. She is survived also by two sisters, Yvonne West of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Geraldyne Smith of Coos Bay, Ore.; and three brothers, Richard Willard of Kenosha, Wis., Sam Willard of Newberg, Ore., and Robert Willard of San Mateo, Calif.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She worked as a registered nurse in the VA hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., in the 1950s then devoted her time to raising her daughters and to church work. She was a member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene, where she was active in teaching Sunday School, singing in the church choir and serving in many other capacities. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Church of the Nazarene in her honor.

Smith, Vernice Wallace
Vernice Wallace Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1999 - Vernice Wallace Smith, 92, formerly of Pueblo, passed away July 19, 1999 , in Aurora, Colo. Survived by her children, Finley J. Wallace of Grand Junction, Enid L. Miller of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Vernon W. Wallace of Littleton-13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands, Finley Wallace in 1973 and Harlan Smith in 1981 and daughter, Patricia J. Bowers. Vernice earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was a business teacher at Pueblo Central High School and a member of First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, 1999 , at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Bob Windsor officiating.

Smith, Virginia
Virginia Tormey Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1987 - Virginia Tormey Smith, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away Feb. 4, 1987. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was active in various community services until her retirement. Mrs. Smith received her degree from Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. Survivors include her husband, Dorsey H. Smith, of the family home; two daughters, Sally Lynn and Sue Ann (John) Pumphrey, both of. Pueblo; and two grandchildren, Tormey and Dorsey Pumphrey. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Dr. John Ross and the Rev. G. Willard Gray of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Smith, Vivian D.
Vivian D. Himes Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1987 - Vivian D. Himes Smith, Golden. Wife of Max O. Smith. Mother of Dowell Smith of Gordon, Neb., and Greg Smith, Boston, Mass. Sister of Warren Himes, Beulah; Robert Himes, Fruitland, Idaho, and Dick Himes, Pueblo. Memorial services, Lakewood United Church of Christ, 6 p.m. Monday. Memorial to Lakewood United Church of Christ.

Smith, W. E.
W. E. Smith - Walsenburg World-Independent - February 14, 1938 - W. E. Smith Heart Attack Proves Fatal To La Veta Pioneer Today. W. E. Smith was still active up to few minutes before his death; stricken in surveyor's office. Still active at the age of 80 until a few seconds before his death, W. E. Smith of La Veta who was serving his second term as Huerfano county commissioner, died this morning at 11:05 in the county surveyor's office in the court house. Dr. S. Julian Lamme, who was called to the court house shortly after Mr. Smith was stricken, said the commissioner had suffered a heart attack. Mr. Smith was alone in the surveyor's office when the attack occurred. He had just driven in to Walsenburg from La Veta. He met Eugene Scott, foreman of the WPA court house redecoration project on the lower floor of the building and accompanied him upstairs. The two men walked into the surveyor's office together and both were puffing from the climb up the stairs. Scott told Mr. Smith he had better sit down in a chair and rest a minute. The commissioner sat down and Scott went up the flight of stairs leading from the surveyor's office to the room in the tower where one of his men was working. Scott and Sam DeBruno, the other workman, walked down the stairs a few minutes later and found Mr. Smith gasping for breath. Dr. Lamme was summoned immediately, but the commissioner died a few seconds later, before the doctor arrived. Coroner Herbert E. Furphy was notified of the death and took charge of the body. Waldo Smith, son of the commissioner, arrived at the surveyor's office shortly after the death of his father and then accompanied his wife, who is county nurse, to notify other members of the family of the death. The wife of the commissioner died in 1934 as the result of an automobile accident on the La Veta highway. Survivors besides his son, Waldo, are two other sons, J.O. Smith and Harold Smith, and two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Layton and Mrs. Mildred Baysinger. Mr. Smith was a member of organized labor for 40 years. He was a railroad man for 43 years as a conductor on the D. and R. G. W. railroad and helped organize the first lodge of Railroad Brakeman in the state in Durango in 1889. At the time of his death he was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors, Lodge No. 441 of Alamosa and a member of the Masonic lodge and Knights Templar of Alamosa. Mr. Smith was a pioneer of Huerfano County. He was born in Hayesville, N. C., Jan. 17, 1858 and came to Huerfano County in February of 1881. Huerfano World - March 4, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1938: Waldo Smith was appointed to fill the vacancy on the board of county commissioners caused by the death of his father, W.E. Smith.

Smith, W. R.
W. R. Smith - Littleton Independent - December 2, 1904 - Littleton Ranchman Dies in Pueblo, Colorado. Pueblo, Nov. 26. – W. R. Smith, 28 years of age, a well known ranchman of Littleton, died yesterday at the state insane asylum, of paresis. The deceased was well known in different parts of the state and had been in the asylum about three months. The body was taken to Littleton by Mrs. A. Linhart, mother of the deceased. Mr. Smith above referred to came to Colorado when quite young and resided in or about Littleton all his life. He was a very bright man until the last three years, his brain became afflicted which finally caused his death.

Smith, Walter W.
Walter W. “Buster” Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2003 - Walter W. “Buster” Smith passed away March 18, 2003, in Pueblo. Walter was born here on born Feb. 7, 1915, to William and Myrtle Flint Smith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. Buster was employed in the Coke Plant at the CF&I Steel Mill for 42 years before retiring in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Vada Smith; a son, Clint (Anita) Smith; a daughter, Darlene Pope, all of Pueblo; and his grandchildren, Jon Pope, Shane Pope, Michael Smith and Lonnie Smith. Mr. Smith will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 6 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Buster may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either directly or through the mortuary.

Smith, William A.
William A. "Bill" Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2002 - Age 78, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 29, 2002. Born March 3, 1923, in Center, Colo., to W.A. and Nellie Mae Smith, who precede him in death. Also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Harold Smith. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Vera "Pat" of Pueblo; four daughters, Kate (Gary) Bober, Debbie (Keith) Lenhart, Pamela (Dave) Rowland and Patricia (John) Thompson; two sons, Grant Smith and Todd (Conni) Smith; grandchildren, Justin Bober, Tracie, Colin and Megan Lenhart, Chad and Brad Rowland, Johnathan, Jayme and Joe Thompson and Amie, Elizabeth, Katie, Jessica and Rebecca Smith; great-grandchildren, Tyler Bober and Kaylee Fesmire-Thompson; brother, Howard (Helen) Smith; and sister, Gladys Rasco; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith was a World War II veteran, serving six years active duty in the U.S. Navy and he was honorably discharged as a Radioman First Class. He was in the grocery business for more than 40 years as manager and owner of Chet's Markets until 1970. He then owned and operated Smith's Markets in Swink and Manzanola until retiring in 1988. The Smiths moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 1989, and then returned home to Pueblo in 1998. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the WWII Memorial “American Battle Monument Commission” through the Roselawn Cemetery office, or to your favorite charity. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment to follow.

Smith, William E.
William E. “Bill” Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2004 - William E. “Bill” Smith passed away May 16, 2004, in Pueblo. He was born Sept. 10, 1912, to James E. and Vera Smith, who preceded him in death. Bill had lived in Pueblo his entire life, having spent the last four years at the Pavilion at Villa Pueblo. No words can fully express the love and care he received at the Pavilion. Bill is survived by his wife, Evelyn M., with whom he had 68 years of happy marriage; one son, James (Terry) Smith of Pueblo; one grandson, Scott (Denise) Smith of California; and one granddaughter, Kelly; two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, life member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Al Kaly Shrine, Scottish Rite, Pueblo Chapter No. 3 RAM, Pueblo Shrine Club, Fremont County Shrine Club, Al Kaly Foot Patrol, life member of Elks Lodge No. 90 and Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES. Bill retired from CF&I Steel in 1975 with 46 years of service as chief of plant protection. He also worked 35 years at Power Credit Union from which he retired in 1990. Everyone was a friend to Bill, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His daughter-in-law, Terry, was his best friend and caregiver, who gave him loving care beyond words. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2004, at the First Baptist Church, Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Private interment will follow at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Al Kaly Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, Colo., or to the First Baptist Church.

Smith, William Jr.
William "Bill" Smith Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1999 - William "Bill" Smith Jr., 72, of Holly, Colo., died Jan. 29, 1999. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the Holly High School Gymnasium. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holly Church of the Nazarene. The casket will not be opened at the Gymnasium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Fund.

Smith, William Kenneth
William Kenneth Smith - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1919 - William Kenneth Smith, aged 3 years, died at a local hospital Sept. 9. He was brought here from Tobasco, where the father is a C.F. & I. mine boss. Body sent by the McMinn Undertaking Company to Trinidad.

Smith, William Robert
William Robert Smith – Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1967, at 817 Westacres, the home of his sister, Mrs. Clara A. Bachik. Husband of Betty Jane Smith and father of Ronald e. and Terry Lee Smith, all of 2406 Poplar, and William R. Smith, Jr., Pueblo. Grandfather of two. Son of Mrs. Eupha E. Smith, 111 W. 11th, Pueblo. Also brother of Max O. Smith, Pueblo, and Richard E. Smith, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Member of Pueblo Lodge 90, BPO Elks, US. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, receiving the Purple Heart medal. Service manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber from 1950 to 1962. Born in Pueblo, Oct. 10, 1922. Services 1:30 pm Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. John Tihonovich of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Elk rites at Mountain View, followed by military services, conducted the Pueblo Post 2, American Legion.

Smith, William Robert Jr.
William Robert Smith Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1999 - William Robert Smith Jr., 56, lifetime Pueblo resident, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, went to be with the Lord Nov. 19, 1999, after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by mother and father, William R. Smith and Betty Jane Amerman. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Carol Louise; children, Gary M. (Renee) Smith of Pueblo, Kenny (Danae) Smith of Denver, Annette R. Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Ronald (Jennifer) Smith, Terry (Susan) Smith; grandchildren, Jake, Jason, Shaina and Courtney. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Public visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, Funeral Home.

Smith, William T.
William T. Smith - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 6, 1919 - William T. Smith, 79, who drove from Chicago to Denver in 1869 with an ox team and later settled in Pueblo county, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart at Rye. His daughter, Mrs. Cora Meredith, committed suicide at the same place four years ago. Smith had been in ill health for a long time.

Smith, Willie
Willie Smith – Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 1908 – Died, Friday, September 18, 1908, in this city, Mrs. Willie Smith, aged 24 years. Funeral announcement later.

Smith-King, Carrie Lee
Carrie Lee Smith-King - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1987 - Carrie Lee Smith-King, Pueblo resident since 1950, departed this life March 18, 1987, at Parkview Medical Center. Born March 4, 1927, in Pine Bluff, Ark. She married the Rev. Edward King on Dee. 13, 1950, in Raton, N.M. She was a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church for more than 30 years and served on the usher board and missionary society. Survivors include her husband; children, Evelyn (David) Williams, Carolyn (Marvin) Kelly, Millie A. King, all of Denver, Raymond E. King, Pueblo; three grandchildren, Marvin Kelly Jr., Sheila Marie Kelly and Edward Eugene Kelly; uncle, Monroe Briggs, Pine Bluffs, Ark., and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at Eighth Street Baptist Church, Elder Raymond Blackwell officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.



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