The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Smithour, Walter Adam
Walter Adam Smithour - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Age 88, passed away April 27, 2002. Survived by his children, Andy (Charlotte) Smithour of Pueblo, and Mell (Michele) Smithour of Los Alamos, N.M.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Walter was born May 27, 1913, in Somerset, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was a farmer and also retired from Dana Corp. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Commissioned Lay Pastor Sally Foulks officiating.

Smith-Pryor, Geneva Elizabeth
Geneva Elizabeth Smith-Pryor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2000 - Geneva Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, 84, went to be with our Lord Jan. 7, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Kingfisher, Okla. Preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Logan Jackson Sr.; two brothers, Rev. Reuben Taylor and Logan Andrew Jr.; two sisters, Inez Naomia and Georgianna Melissa; twin sons, Clarence Leon and Charles Leonard; first husband, Robert Leon Smith; and second husband, Mr. Pryor. She retired from teaching in 1976 from the Colorado State Home and Training School. She loved traveling, planning family reunions and cooking food for the soul. Her greatest pride and joy were her six grandchildren, April Elizabeth, Robert Lewis Jr., Glenn Allen Jr., Chequita Gelynn, Skye Tamara and Kristin Jasmine, and two great-grandchildren, Traylor Lorenzo and Talora Taylor. She truly loved the Lord and had a song, poem or scripture for every situation. She will surely be missed by those who knew and loved her. Also survived by daughters, Chequita Gelynn Falls, Pueblo, and Ethel Rose (Paul) Jones, Killeen, Texas; sister, Elsia (Nick) Nichols, Kingfisher, Okla.; brothers, Luther (Inez), Oklahoma City, Okla., Chester and Calvin (Sopora), Pueblo, Irvin (Lanora), Cleveland, Ohio, and Herbert (Jean), Phoenix, Ariz. She had numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F. L. Chandler and Rev. Charlie Sankey officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 1539 Stone Ave., home of daughter, Chequita.

Smith-Vialpando, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Smith-Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2002 - Betty Ann Smith-Vialpando, 62, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 13, 2002. Born May 17, 1940, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and (Andrea) Vialpando; sisters, Mary Bustamente, Lila Quintana, Bernadine Barron, Isabell Roybal, Joe Vialpando. (Special Guardian) Alice Cardenas, Edward Gallegos, (sisters) Beverly Miller, Norma Gallegos; brothers, John Gallegos, Ron Gallegos. Survived by her special friend, Anthony Capanna; son, Henry (Tracy) Smith, Pueblo; grandchildren, Mary L. Smith, Ashley Smith, Henry C. Smith III, and Diego Juan Smith; great-granddaughter, Mekay La Apodaca. Sisters, Tiny (Mike) Nava, Annie Atencio, and Virginia (Frederico) Bernache. Brothers, Daniel (Grace) Vialpando, Michael (Gloria) Vialpando. Betty enjoyed arts and crafts, dancing, dining out and peaches and ice cream. Viewing, from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday only. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy hall after Rosary and interment.

Smits, Frank
Frank Smits - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1999 - Frank Smits, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 1999. Frank, a retired real estate broker, served as president of the Pueblo Board of Realtors in 1962, and Chairperson of the Pueblo Exchangers Club in 1962. He was selected as the Colorado Springs Exchanger in 1962, and was selected as the Outstanding Realtor Exchanger in 1987. He had a gift for teaching and was well-known and loved by his friends in his Sunday School Crusade Class at St. Paul United Methodist Church where he was a member for more than 50 years. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Esther; sons, John (Loretta), Ron (Holly), both of Denver, and James (Monica) of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Reuben, Preston, David, Julianna, Tyler and Noelle; sister, Nelle Mullins, Pella, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Preceded in death by one son, George, in 1969. Visitation at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday with funeral services, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Smokstad, Keith B.
Keith B. Smokstad (Smoke) - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Keith B. Smokstad (Smoke), 85, of Derby, Kan. formerly of Pueblo, Colo. died on August 5, 2005. Smoke was born in Rochester, Minn. on Oct. 19, 1919 and was raised in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He served in the US Army during World War II as a medical supply sergeant and was a prisoner of war for two years after his capture in the Battle of North Africa. In recent years, he was an active member of Aqua Fria Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War, life member of American Legion and DAV. He was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge in Ft. Dodge, Iowa and in Pueblo, Colo. and was a member of Al Kaly Shrine and Scottish Rite. Smoke and his wife had a real estate appraisal business in Pueblo, Colo. from 1948 until they retired in 1987. He earned his Master of Appraisal Institute (M.A.I.) designation in 1968. He was a long time member of the Planning and Zoning board in Pueblo County. Keith is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Mary Jane. Survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jo Karen "Jody" and Michael Werner of Derby, Kan.; grandchildren and husbands, Wendy Werner and Iftekar Ahmed of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Pam and Lucas Werner-Salsbury of Boulder, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Umreen Ahmed and Indigo Werner-Salsbury. A memorial service was held Thursday August 11, 2005 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Derby, Kan., and one is planned in Sun City West with the Aqua Fria Ex-Prisoners of War followed by internment. Memorials may be sent c/o: Al Kaly Shrine Children's Transportation Fund, PO Box 193, Pueblo, Colo. 81002.

Smolick, Joe
Joe Smolick – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Joe Smolick is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Joe Smolick: Austrian, age 31, married with four surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Smollen, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Smollen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1999 - Andrew J. Smollen, 85, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 25, 1999, at La Junta. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Smrdu, John Jr.
John Smrdu Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 9, 2008 - John Smrdu Jr. was born on June 3,1923 in Del Carbon, CO as the oldest of three children. John grew up learning that the value of a dollar had no comparison to the value of a good heart. John married Margery E. Thornburg in 1948, and remained married to her until she preceded him in death in 2002. John was known to many, if not everyone as a "jack-of-all-trades," and engineer of sorts. There wasn't any task he couldn't conquer or at least try to accomplish. In his lifetime, John built three homes by himself, including digging the foundation of one by hand. He was a phenomenal mechanic who really put his heart in his work, and wouldn't rest until the work he had done met his standards of nothing less than perfect. Not only could he fix anything that was broke, but he could build it from the beginning. John served in World War II as an aircraft mechanic, and the Civil Service as the head of Automotive, and Tank Command, this is where he was truly aloud to show his true talents, and received a medal for doing so. John never let his mind rest, and even at the age of 84 he was learning new tricks, like typing on a laptop, using a digital camera, to printing his own photos. He lived to love his family, and worked hard his entire life to give his family everything he never had. John Smrdu Jr. is survived by daughters Sharon Smrdu, Pam O'Connell, and son William Smrdu. He had four wonderful granddaughters and two beautiful great granddaughters. Visitation will be 4:00 - 6:30 PM on Thursday January 10, 2008 at Blunt Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on January 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 West Colorado Avenue 80904. Inurnment will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Smyer, Bertha Pintos de
Bertha Pintos de Smyer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1998 - Bertha Gonzalez Pintos de Smyer (Berta), age 62, passed away Nov. 3, 1998, after an extensive illness. She was born in Mexico City, DF, Mexico, where she met and married her beloved husband, Wayne Smyer. She lived in the United States with her husband since 1959. Also survived by her son, Karl Smyer (Pam Calloway)- and daughters, Gretchen Smyer (Steve Fox), Naiely Smyer (Kenny McKenzie) and Malena Smyer (Shane Weatherwax). Devoted grandmother of Desmond Zoller, Karlitos Smyer, Brandon Jessup and Chandra Calloway- special grandson," Nathan Alderson- brother, Alberto Gonzalez Pintos- as well as many other cherished relatives and friends in Mexico and the United States. Preceded in death by parents, Alberto Gonzalez Cortez and Catalina Pintos Arellano. Mrs. Smyer pursued English studies at Mexico City College. She earned an Associate in Arts Degree at Pueblo Community College during 1997. At the time of her illness she was majoring in education at the University of Southern Colorado. She was a bilingual teacher assistant for School District 60 since 1979 where her gentle ways coaxed responses from the most reluctant learner. She nurtured and touched the hearts of all who came in contact with her. The ultimate hostess, her kindness and generosity were warm and constant. Ever cheerful, loving and tolerant, she unfailingly thought only good of people. She made the world a better place for having lived in it. In memory she continues to give us much joy. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today. Reception following Mass. Rosary, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Pius X Church. No viewing. Memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Cancer Association, Suite 203, 1234 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Ill. 60202-1375, in lieu of flowers.

Snapp, Carl C.
Carl C. Snapp - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1959 - Carl C. Snapp, late of 403 N. Hudson, Nov. 14. Father of Bernard H. Snapp and Grandfather of Jill Lynette and Michael Kent Snapp, all of Littleton, Colo. Uncle of Melvin W. and Otto W. “Tink” Snapp, both of Pueblo. Member of Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, having been employed with the Santa Fe Railroad for the past 55 years. A resident of Pueblo the past 42 years. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Harry Griffiths, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. To Mountain View. The body will lie in state Tuesday, In lieu of flowers; contributions may be made to the Pueblo Heart Association through the mortuary office.

Snapp, Etta Blanche
Etta Blanche Snapp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - Etta Blanche Snapp, 106, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 23, 1999. Survived by her son, Otto W. "Tink" (Lorraine) Snapp Jr. of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kenneth M. (Lois) Snapp of Canon City, Ronald W. (Jill) Snapp of Norfolk, Va., and Bruce R. (Jeanne) Snapp of Alexandria, Va.; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and niece, Sarah L. Barrett of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Otto W. Snapp Sr. on Oct. 28, 1956, and son, Melvin W. Snapp on Aug. 19,1967. Mrs. Snapp was born March 14, 1893, in Horton, Kan. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, San Isabel Shrine No. 7, Southern Colorado Ladies Consistory Club No. 3, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star, Dames of Malta Lodge No. 3, Past Matrons Club of Pueblo, Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 24, I.O.O.F. and Royal Neighbors of America. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Barry M. Rapp and the entire staff of Integrated Health Service for their special care and attention. In compliance with Mrs. Snapp's wishes, private services will be held with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Snapp, Mary Lorraine
Mary Lorraine Snapp - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2004 - Mary Lorraine Snapp, known to her friends as Lorraine, departed this life on July 26, 2004, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, David Scott Moore; her beloved husband of 37 years, Otto W. "Tink" Snapp; and her parents, Theresa and Martin Simonich. She is survived by a grandson, Connor W. Moore of Alder, Mont.; sisters, Betty (Don A.) De Vore of Pueblo, and Jean Rechis of Sandy, Utah; stepsons, Bruce R. Snapp of Alexandria, Va., Ronald W. Snapp of Norfolk, Va.; and numerous close friends including Debbie Hilsenroth, a very special friend who accompanied Lorraine on her earthly journey home to life eternal. Lorraine met her husband, Tink, in the 1960s while working at the Minnequa Bank. After her marriage in 1965, she became a legal secretary with Predovich and Ward, Attorneys at Law, predecessor to the Banner, Bower, Chostner, Kwitek & Ohlsen, P.C. law firm. She retired as a legal secretary in 1989 to enjoy shopping with her friends, Dorothy "Dot" Brunjak and Rose "Rosie" Masterantonio, and visiting with her neighbors, the Ryans, the Watts, Maurita Casper and others. Lorraine died as a believer in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She loved her church and has been a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for many years. Her love of life, love of her friends and consideration for people in general will be sadly missed in the community. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th St. and Grand Ave., with the Very Rev. Father Roger Dorcy as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the YMCA Community Campus through the funeral home.

Snapp, Otto W. Jr.
Otto W. "Tink" Snapp Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2002 - Age 83, passed away Feb. 18, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Lorraine M. Snapp, of the family home; sons, Ronald W. Snapp of Norfolk, Va., Dr. Bruce R. (Jeanne) Snapp of Alexandria, Va.; stepson, Scott Moore of Ennis, Mont.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nephew, Kenneth (Lois) Snapp of Canon City; and his cousin, Sarah Barrett of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Otto W. Snapp Sr., on Oct. 28, 1956; mother, Etta B. Snapp on Dec. 23, 1999; and his brother, Melvin W. Snapp, on Aug. 19, 1967. Born Oct. 30, 1918, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Tink was employed by the Minnequa Bank of Pueblo, retiring as executive vice president on March 1, 1984, after 47 years of service. He also served as a member of the board of directors at Minnequa Bank from November 1964 until Dec. 19, 1990. He attended and graduated from Centennial High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in October 1942 and served overseas in the China-Burma-India Theater and received the Republic of China War Memorial Medal and China Air Force Crew Member Wings. Tink was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as a trustee, deacon and elder of the church; also a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and received his 50-year certificate and jewel on Jan. 4, 1997. Life member of the China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association. Past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 61 and American Legion Post 2. Tink was an avid sports enthusiast, participating in fast-pitch softball, baseball, tennis, golf, basketball and football. He officiated high school and college football and basketball games for 23 years and was elected to the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame in 1976. He was also elected to the Colorado Bankers Association 50-year club in 1992. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Gaide and his staff and Phyllis Gagliardi from Physicians Home Health Care for the special care they gave Tink. He will lie in state at the funeral home today and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Snarich, Kenneth
Kenneth Snarich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1998 - Kenneth Snarich, 37, of Pueblo, passed away on July 17, 1998. Born on Nov. 29, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, John Snarich. Survived by his loving wife, Darlene Snarich, of the Pueblo family home- son, Trent Snarich, Pueblo- daughters, Kenna Snarich, and Carlee Snarich, both of Pueblo- mother, Marge Snarich, Pueblo- brother, John Snarich, Sacramento, Calif.- sisters, Roseann Diodosio, Mary Lou Russell, Carol Hart, Peggy Thomas, Jeanette Snarich, Jackie Snarich, all of Pueblo, and Donna White, Fort Worth, Texas- brother-in-law, Alvin Ferraro Jr.- sister-in-law, Sandy Herbic, Littleton, and Marie Wilcutt, Pueblo- and parents-in-law, Shirley and Alvin Ferraro, Pueblo. Kenny will be sadly missed by numerous friends and relatives. A memorial fund has been set up at Norwest Bank in Sunset Plaza or State Hospital Federal Credit Union at 1825 Hood, in lieu of food and flowers. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Ron Roche celebrant. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Mediterranean Hall at St. Francis after Mass.

Sneath, Grace
Grace Sneath - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1998 - Grace Sneath, 90, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Aug. 25, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Nursing Home East. Born Dec. 23, 1907, in Salem, Mo. Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Ford. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Sneath, Joanne M.
Joanne M. Sneath - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2003 - Joanne M. Sneath passed away June 30, 2003, in Pueblo. JoAnne was born May 26, 1943, in Pueblo and graduated from Fowler High School in 1962. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Margaret Enderud. Her survivors include her husband, Milton L. Sneath; stepmother, Mary; stepsister, Myrna; and her friends at Spectrum Community Services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. JoAnne will be laid to rest in the family plot in the Fowler Cemetery.

Snedden, Andrew and Son
Andrew Snedden and Son - Huerfano World - January 13, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Andrew Snedden and his son were killed by a fall of rock in the Alliance coal mine at Ojo, but John Klikus was able to rescue a second son.

Snedden, Andrew Sr.
Andrew Snedden Sr. - Bayfield Blade - January 10, 1913 - No Hope for Emtombed Men - Walsenburg - Hope of the recovery alive of Richard Snedden, fifty, and his son, William, sixteen, who were buried under hundreds of tons of rock in a slide in the Alliance mine was abandoned. Workmen labored unsuccessfully to reach the men. It may take several days to recover the bodies, as the work of removing the fall of rock becomes more difficult as the task proceeds. Dillon Blue Valley Times - January 10, 1913 - Bodies of Miners Taken From Debris - Walsenburg - The bodies of Andrew Snedden, Sr., and his son, William, who were crushed to death by a rock and coal fall in the Alliance mine, were dug out by a rescue gang.

Snedden, Thomas
Thomas "Sweat" Snedden - Huerfano World - October 5, 1989 - Thomas "Sweat" Snedden, 80, died in Pueblo Sept. 29, 1989, after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 17, 1908, in Green Canyon he attended school in Huerfano County and shortly after went to work for one of the area coal mines. He worked in CF&I mines for over 50 years, retiring in 1973 from the Allen Mine. He married the former Dorothy Warrick in Walsenburg Nov. 26 1929. He was a member of Huerfano Masonic Lodge #27 and UMWA Local #9856. Survivors are his daughter Bette Snedden Kollander, Walsenburg; a brother, John Snedden, Tacoma, WA; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Snedden, William
William Snedden - Bayfield Blade - January 10, 1913 - No Hope for Emtombed Men - Walsenburg - Hope of the recovery alive of Richard Snedden, fifty, and his son, William, sixteen, who were buried under hundreds of tons of rock in a slide in the Alliance mine was abandoned. Workmen labored unsuccessfully to reach the men. It may take several days to recover the bodies, as the work of removing the fall of rock becomes more difficult as the task proceeds. Dillon Blue Valley Times - January 10, 1913 - Bodies of Miners Taken From Debris - Walsenburg - The bodies of Andrew Snedden, Sr., and his son, William, who were crushed to death by a rock and coal fall in the Alliance mine, were dug out by a rescue gang.

Snedeker, Clark L.
Clark L. Snedeker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1987 - Clark L. Snedeker was born March 23, 1950, in Pueblo and passed way July 31, 1987, in Pueblo. Son of Francis O. "Red" and Connie Snedeker. Brother of Jason (Rebecca) Snedeker. Nephew of Sam (Frances) Clementi, George (Mary) Clementi, Becky (Dino) DiSalvo, Louis Clementi, Don Clementi, and Jack (Janet) Clementi. Also survived by numerous cousins, as well as many friends. He was a member of B.P.O.E. No. 90 and the National Rife Association, and had been employed at the Colorado State Hospital for 17 years. Services at St. Joseph Church: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family respectfully requests donations be made in his name to the National Rifle Association through the funeral home office.

Snedeker, Francis
Francis Snedeker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1998 - Francis Snedeker, 78, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 18, 1998. Survived by wife, Connie L. Snedeker. Preceded in death by sons, Clark L. Snedeker and Jason O. Snedeker. Also survived by brother, Clifford Snedeker- sister, Ethel Karl- brothers-in-law, Sam Clementi, Louis Clementi, Don Clementi, George (Mary) Clementi, Jack (Janet) Clementi- and sister-in-law, Virginia (Dino) Di Salvo. Private family services, noon Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sneeringer, Janice Lee
Janice Lee Sneeringer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2002 - Janice Lee Sneeringer. On the evening of Oct. 2, 2002, Janice Lee Kochevar Sneeringer passed away peacefully to the music of Gershwin surrounded with the warmth of her family. Janice is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, John; her son, Steve; her daughters, Sue and Cindy; her grandson, Christopher; her large extended family and many friends. Janice was a beautiful and remarkable woman, with such a big heart which included many people. She had the funniest sense of humor and enjoyed nothing better than a good laugh. She was very intelligent and loved being with people. Janice was born in Pueblo on Sept. 28, 1936, to Mark and Grace Kochevar. She was sister to Mark (Lorraine) Kochevar, Catherine (Frank) Robeda, Winifred (Duane) Bigelow, Barbara (Jerry) Campbell and Patricia (Dick) Weller. Janice graduated from Central High School in 1954. Soon after high school, she married John and they set off to start a new life together. They had the great adventure of living in a few different places. Janice was particularly fond of living in St. Louis and Laguna Beach. She counted owning her own business, The Spice 'n' Tea Alley, in Laguna Beach as one of her greatest achievements. In the 1990s, Janice and John decided to retire and move back to their hometown of Pueblo, back in the nest of their large loving family. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Her life will be celebrated with a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janice's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Mom, your friendship, unconditional love, and quick wit will be cherished and dearly missed by us. Steve, Sue and Cindy.

Sneeringer, Steven M.
Steven M. Sneeringer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - Steven M. Sneeringer, 49. The kind and gentle soul of Steve departed this earth unexpectedly on May 1, 2005. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Janice Sneeringer; grandparents, John W. and Nellie Sneeringer, Mark and Grace Kochevar and later, Marge Kochevar. He is survived by the love of his life, son, Christopher Sneeringer of Boston; his fiancée, Traci Boies and her family; his loving father, John Sneeringer; sisters, Suzanne Sneeringer of San Diego and Cynthia Sneeringer of Pueblo. He also is survived by a large extended family with many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends, whom he considered his family; especially his longtime friend, Vince Delagarza; and his two best friends, Pepper and Bucky. Born Aug. 7, 1955, in Victorville, Calif., Steve was a Renaissance man with a range from the welding torch to the artist's paintbrush. He truly experienced the Rocky Mountain High. He was most joyful when he discovered a hidden Native American campsite, painting a landscape, riding his Harley and experiencing adventures with his good friends. He loved to restore old cars, trucks and motorcycles. He could rescue a piece of rusted junk from the middle of a field and turn it into a showroom piece. He enjoyed learning about history, various cultures, myths, religions and unexplained phenomenon. Steve would do anything for anyone and always was willing to lend a hand. He took great care in developing and fostering relationships and had many people who cared deeply for him because of this. For all who were touched by Steve, there will be a celebration of his life, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, at 308 Polk St. in Pueblo. Please wear your favorite Harley or biker related T-shirt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Pueblo Historical Society or to the Humane Society.

Sneiler, William A.
William A. (Bill) Sneiler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 1986 - William A. (Bill) Sneiler, Lamar, longtime Hasty resident, died Sunday, March 30, 1986, at Prowers Medical Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial, McClave Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. until time of service Wednesday. Memorial contributions to Sandhaven Nursing Home.

Snell, Marian L.
Marian L. Snell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Marian L. Snell, age 87, born May 26, 1913, in Pueblo, to Jackson and Mary Agnes Cox, passed away April 22, 2001. Mrs. Snell was preceded in death by her husband, Jack B. Snell, in 1988; and four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Jeanine Eadie, Jack D. (Marilyn) Snell, Genevieve Randolph, Daniel (Patricia) Snell, Becky (Doug) Lee; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marian retired as the cafeteria manager at the old Centennial High School. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Eastern Star No. 7. She had an adventurous spirit. Viewing, Tuesday, 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service, Thursday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historical Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall following the interment.

Snelling, Martha
Martha “Marty” Snelling - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 25, 2001 - Mrs. Snelling, 67, died Sept. 22, 2001, at home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Snelling was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Pueblo to Claude and Lavina (Bradfield) Wilson, who are deceased. She was married July 12, 1951, to Charles Snelling. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Richard and Ronald; a daughter, Shelly Beard; three brothers, Jay Wilson, Wendell Wilson and Mahlon Wilson; three sisters, Maxine Schowalter, Willadean Whitmore and Eleanor Harrison; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Jay, and a sister, Mary Clowe. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Garden of Angels, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

Snider, Albert A.
Albert A. Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2005 - Albert A. Snider, 86, born Nov. 28, 1918, passed away March 18, 2005. Albert married Florence Mulholland on April 6, 1948. He is also survived by dear friends, Madeline Santos and Patricia Firestone; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and several brothers and sisters. Albert was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and was a member of KSKJ No. 7. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1977. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the St. Mary Church Prayer Garden or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Snider, Esther Marie
Esther Marie Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1998 - Esther Marie Snider passed away Jan. 30, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward George Snider Sr. Survived by children, Sharon (Don) Dye, Pueblo West, Edward (Christine) Snider, Westminster, Karen (Steven) Tallant, Eau Claire, Wis., Nan Larsen, Fort Collins, Joe (Karen) Snider, Pueblo, and Beverly (Glenn) Caldwell, Osseo, Wis. Grandmother of Amy, Katy and Stacy Dye, Sara Rose Snider, Matt and Sean Tallant, Lee and Zac Larsen, Lindsay and Kylee Snider and Nathan and Nonie Caldwell. Also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Mrs. Snider was a member of Christ the King Church parish, Minnequa Nurse's Alumni Association, and the Brunch Bunch, a group of friends, (Joan, Betty, Dorothy and Lu) from nursing school who met each Friday for brunch. Esther was an avid card and game player, traveler and reader of western novels. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Tuesday, 11 a.m., Christ the King Church. The family may be contacted at 295 W. Archer Drive, Pueblo West.

Snider, Fred
Fred Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2006 - Fred Snider, 66, born May 10, 1939. Passed away Feb. 2, 2006. Survived by mother and step father, Mary and Clarence Lindstedt; son, Mark; daughter, Shannon; Roseann Massarotti; step children, Marie (Tom) Roybal, Tom (Kristin) Roybal; step grandchildren, Luke (Heather) Roybal, Sarah (Geoffrey) DeFreece; great-granddaughter, Rhegan Nikole Roybal. Fred enjoyed fishing and golfing. Memorial service at a later date.

Snider, Manual R.
Manual R. Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2000 - Manual R. Snider, age 81, of Lamar, Colo., died May 15, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Thursday. Memorial contributions to the Lamar First Church of the Nazarene or to the Lamar Area Hospice.

Snider, Richard J.
Richard "Dick" J. Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Richard "Dick" J. Snider passed away in Chico, Calif. Survived by his wife, La Veta Snider; children, Alaine (John) Bilodeau, Darry Snider, Lynn (Lisa) Snider, all of California; sisters, Mrs. Maxine (Walter) Webb and Barbara Sylvia, both of Pueblo. Also survived by five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Snider was born in Pueblo and worked here many years with automotive dealerships before moving to California where he had resided the past several years. Graveside service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. George White officiating.

Snider, Stanley E.
Stanley E. Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2001 - Stanley E. Snider, 78, born May 13, 1923, passed away Dec. 18, 2001. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. Snider, in 1978. Survived by daughter, Linda (Steve) Crawley; grandson, Sean Crawley; and brother, Albert (Florence) Snider. Stanley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and served in the 602nd Tank Destroyers Battalion. Mr. Snider retired from the CF&I in 1983. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday at the George McCarthy Historical Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Private inurnment, Fort Logan Cemetery. In lieu of food, donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal League in his memory.

Snider, Sylvia L.
Sylvia L. Snider - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1987 - Sylvia L. Snider of 304 Starlite, Oct. 27, 1987. Wife of Calvin L. Snider. Mother of Gary (Betty) Snider, Pueblo; Larry (Phyllis) Snider, Littleton, and Terry (Dee Anna) Snider, Farmington Hills, Mich. Daughter of Mrs. Carmen Moreschini, Pueblo. Sister of Rudolph (Christine) Moreschini, Pueblo, and Marie (Dave) Rude, Chicago, Ill. Survived also by her eight grandchildren and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Elba and Joan Snider of Michigan. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mrs. Snider was a member of First Congregational-United Church of Christ and had been employed by the Minnequa Bank of Pueblo for 23 years. She was head commercial loan teller at the time of her retirement in 1984. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, First Congregational Church, will be conducted by the Rev. Timothy Forester. Inurnment, Imperial. The family respectfully requests the emission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Snider, Wilma
Wilma Luella Snider - Huerfano World - January 19, 1995 - Wilma Luella Snider, 69, of La Veta died Jan. 15, 1995, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo following a long illness. Born Sept. 21, 1925 in Portis, KS, while on a visit with her aunt in Fort Lupton, she met and married Morris Snider Feb. 1, 1945. She taught school in La Veta, retiring around 1983. Mrs. Snider was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. Survivors include her husband, Morris, La Veta; a son, Larry Snider and four grandchildren, all of La Veta. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from Mountain View Baptist Church. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery.

Snodgrass, H. Keith
H. Keith Snodgrass - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2006 - H. Keith Snodgrass, of Ouray, Colo., died accidentally on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the age of 61. Keith was born in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 21, 1944, the son of Harold and Herma (Wartman) Snodgrass. He graduated form Bent County High School in Las Animas, Colo., and from Colorado State University. Additionally, he received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland. On June 14, 1969, Keith married Susan Blaylock in Maryland. Two children were born to their union, Ryan Keith of San Diego, Calif., and Kelly Lynn of Denver. Keith was a longtime employee of the Westinghouse Cooperation and retired from the furniture division in 1996. He and Susan purchased the Manor Bed & Breakfast in Ouray in 2003. At the time of his death, Keith was employed by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the state of Colorado. Survivors include his wife, Susan; son, Ryan; daughter, Kelly; and a brother, Rodney of Fowler, Colo. A memorial service to celebrate Keith's life will be held at 1p.m., on Tuesday, April 11, at the Ouray Community Center in Ouray. Memorial contributions may be made to Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, in memory of H. Keith Snodgrass, c/o Ouray County Sheriff's Office, PO Box 585, Ouray, Colo., 81427 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 E. Main St., in Montrose, 970-249-2121.

Snodgrass, Herma E.
Herma E. Snodgrass - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Herma E. Snodgrass, 85, of 301 Maple Ave., Las Animas, died June 29, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, 1998, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Snodgress, Pauline I.
Pauline I. Snodgress - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Pauline I. Snodgress, Alamosa, formerly of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, died Dec. 27, 1 987, in Monte Vista. Born Oct. 17, 1912, in Patoka, Ill. Married Joseph E. Snodgress, April 19, 1933, in Raton, N.M. He preceded her in death in 1982. Survived by two sons, Robert H. Snodgress, Morgan Hill, Calif., and Donald E. Snodgress, Clearwater, Fla.; one daughter, Kay Brelsford, Alamosa; two brothers, Ben F. Shepard and Paul E. Shepard; and two sisters, Nellie Baker and Iwilba Follmer, all of Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Alamosa Christian Church and Alamosa Senior Citizens' Center. Memorial services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Alamosa. Cremation will follow.

Snook, Dennis
Dennis Snook - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1986 - Dennis Snook of 1927 Lane 58, Boone, Colo., June 27, 1986. Husband of Debbie Snook; father of Shelly Delturko, Douglas Delturko, both of Denver, and Chad Snook, Pueblo. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snook and brother of Gary (Sharon) Snook, both of Pueblo. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Snook was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Avondale. He was a 1958 Central High School graduate and was employed by the Pate Construction Co. as a heavy-equipment operator. He enjoyed rodeo team roping. Services, Sacred Heart, Avondale: Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snook, 1129 Mahren.

Snook, Earl H.
Earl H. Snook - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1986 - Earl H. Snook, May 10, 1986. Husband of Eunice B. Snook, who passed away Jan. 9, 1975. Father of Linda (Ronald) Aldridge, Janice Martin and Verla Smith, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of 10. Great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Leta (Bill) Grizzle, Pueblo; Elsie Cooper, Utah; Dorothy Vaclav, Pueblo; Roy Snook, Florence; and Robert (Faye) Snook, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He retired from the 14-inch mill after 33 years at CF&I Steel Corp. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Please omit flowers.

Snook, Eunice B.
Eunice B. Snook - The Pueblo Star-Journal - January 9, 1975 - Mrs. Eunice B. Snook of 1601 Horseshoe Drive, Jan. 9, 1975. Wife of Earl H. Snook. Mother for Mrs. Verla Jean Smith, Mrs. Janice F. Martin and Miss Linda E. Snook, all of Pueblo. Sister of Vernon Lawson, Pueblo; Mrs. Rea Brooks, Claremont, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Harned, Knoxville, Tenn. Survived also by 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Service announcements later. George F. McCarthy Almont Funeral Home

Snow, Beatrice P.
Beatrice "Bea" P. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - Beatrice "Bea" P. Snow, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 5, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Lewis O. Snow, on July 19, 1995, and parents. Survived by her children, Lorena (Melvin) Fletcher, Lewis O. (Christine) Snow, Norma E. (Wilbur) Martinez and Edward L. (Luwayne) Snow; sisters, Kathryn (John) Lezinsky, Dorothy Mae (Glenn) Beard and Norma Jean (Howard) Flieschaker; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Beatrice was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Pueblo Rock Hounds and Mission Bell United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Ariz. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mission Bell United Methodist Church, 4645 W. Bell Road, Glendale, Ariz. 85308.

Snow, David R.
David R. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2000 - David R. Snow passed away Feb. 26, 2000, in Pueblo. David was born Oct. 17, 1946, to Jurd and Annie Lee Snow in Elkin, N.C., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1977. Mr. Snow was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. His survivors include his children, David S. (Tanya) Snow of Fountain, Tracy (Keith) Skelly of California and Steven Snow of Fort Collins; four grandchildren; his companion, Marlys Lines; the mother of his children, Shirley Snow; as well as three brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Snow will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Alex Ackerman officiating. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends at 2828 Granada Blvd. following the service.

Snow, Edwin M.
Edwin M. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1998 - Edwin M. Snow, April 23, 1921 - Jan. 8, 1998. Mr. Snow was born to Glenn Snow and Lorena Pearl Welch in St. Paul Park, Minn. He moved with his family to Pueblo at the age of six. Ed was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Corps. He was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill as a crane operator until retirement in 1978 for health reasons. Ed was an avid gardener and outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, fly tying, rock hunting, lapidary work, jewelry making and was known for his expertise in arrow heads. Ed is survived by his sons, Walter of Windsor, Colo., Bradley of Greeley, Colo., and Brian of Kansas, and daughters, Tammy of Denver and Carol Barnes of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by stepsons, Jack McKenna of Oakbrook, Ill., and Robert McKenna of Grand Junction, Colo., as well as many other extended family members. "Pop" Snow will be missed by all whose lives he touched with his generosity and sense of humor. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery. The family asks that instead of flowers, do nations be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association.

Snow, Herbert A.
Herbert A. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1986 - Herbert A. Snow, late of Pueblo, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mayme, of the family home; son, Herbert C. (Rosemay) Snow, Pueblo; daughter, Karen (Bill) O'Hanlon of California. Also survived by five grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Frankie Cullison, Winfield, Kan.; uncle-in-law, Dan Monroe, Pueblo; two brothers-in-law, Russell (Gwen) Welch, Howells, Neb., Charles Welch, Tinley Park, Ill.; close friend, Ralph Clarkson of Wilber, Wash., and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 12, 1912, in Springfield, Ill. He graduated from Anthony, Kan., High School in 1931, attended Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kan. He lived in San Antonio, Texas, from 1937 until 1945, working at Kelly Air Force Base. He also owned his own trucking business. He moved to Pueblo in 1945 and started Mountain View Feed and Seed, which he operated for 30 years before he retired. On March 31, 1939, he married Mayme Welch in Pueblo. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church, with Father Donald M. Van Splinter officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

Snow, Roy M.
Roy M. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2003 - Roy M. Snow, 79, of Pueblo, formerly of Canon City, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rosalia Snow. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Nell Snow; children, Karolyn (Joe) Rook, Judy (John) Montera, Nancy (Jeff) Smith, Barbara (Terry) Tekip and David Snow. Also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Snow was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Division. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his involvement in the Pacific Theater Campaign during WWII. He was a retired supervisor of Centel Electric. Mr. Snow took great pride in being a husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Kevin Johnson, Dr. John Stachler, the nursing staff on Tower 4 at Parkview Hospital and the Parkview Home Health Care Nursing Staff. The family requests omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in memory of Mr. Snow to Pueblo Meals on Wheels, Parkview Home Health Care, or the City Lift through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2003, both services will be held at Roselawn Chapel. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Roy M. Snow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2003 - Roy M. Snow, 79. Also survived by his sister, Evelyn Mitchell; brother, Jack (Barbara) Snow; brother- and sister-in-law, Gene and Morrell Crawford; and niece and nephews. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.

Snowden, James
James Snowden – Durango Democrat – September 9, 1900 – Fatal Shooting – A Pueblo Negro Goes Gunning for His Neighbors – Pueblo, Colo. – Officers with bloodhounds are out tonight on chase of Levi Thomas, a Negro, who this afternoon killed a colored man and woman. Armed with a rifle and a revolver, he first accosted James Snowden, who was sitting in front of a neighbor's house, and after a brief quarrel over a small debt he fired half a dozen shots, one of which passed through Snowden's head. Going to his own house Thomas met his wife coming out, who was frightened at his appearance and ran. He chased her through the house shooting as he ran until the woman fell with a bullet in the back of her head. Thomas also, sent a bullet after a neighbor named Wisenant, which passed through Wisenant's clothing but the latter finally escaped. Thomas fled to the suburbs with his weapons and forded the Arkansas River. The officers have not been able to catch him. The cause of the double tragedy is supposed to have been jealousy.

Snyder, Antonia
Antonia Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2002 - Antonia Snyder, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 25, 2002. Born June 13, 1925, in Florence, N.M. Survived by son, Gilbert Trujillo; daughter, Frances Zanotelli; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other numerous family members. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of The Meadows, Rev. Roger Dorcy, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment. In memory of Antonia, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Snyder, Carmie
Carmie Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2001 - Carmie Snyder, 85, passed away May 17, 2001. Services, 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lamar First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Snyder, Dallas L.
Dallas L. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Dallas L. Snyder passed away at a local nursing home, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Merle Snyder of the family home; children, Mrs. Gail Watts, Durango; Howard L. Snyder, Greenville, Ky.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Mrs. June Davidson, El Paso, Texas; and Mrs. Merrilee Farmer of Montrose; sisters, Mrs. Mary Lattimer, Pueblo; and Mrs. Betty Wiechmann, La Junta. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife, Ora Emerson, in 1977. Born Dec. 2, 1910, in Hamburg, Iowa, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. The family requests no flowers and that memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Mary Lattimer, 2007 Greenwood.

Snyder, David J.
David J. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2005 - David J. Snyder, 87, of Salida, died at his home on Dec. 13, 2005. Born in Richland County, Ohio, on June 7, 1918, the second child of Ora O. and Marion (Lucas) Snyder. Graduate of Lexington (Ohio) High School and Bowling Green State University. Veteran of World War II (Silver Star) and the Korean Campaign. He was employed by First National Bank of Mansfield, Ohio, before moving to Pueblo in 1963. There he was president of Republic National Bank until 1978, when he retired and moved to Salida. Beloved son, Jeff, has gone on ahead, as have four dear brothers. He is survived by wife, Jean, Salida; son, Steve (Merry), their sons Wesley and Eric, Centennial; daughter-in-law, Barbara, Salida; and her and Jeff's sons, Barry and Kurt; brother Bob (Dorothy) Snyder, Canon City; sister, Pat (Larry) Hoffman, Colorado Springs; sister, Betty (Bill) Ritchey, Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers; one sister; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law and wife, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Florida; along with many nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Church of the Ascension in Salida, and various Masonic orders. There will be no services. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Friends may meet the family from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in the undercroft of the Church of the Ascension. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to the Church of the Ascension, 349 E St., Salida, CO 81201, or Angel of Shavano Hospice, P.O. Box 429, Salida, CO 81201.

Snyder, Gregory John
Gregory John Snyder - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 7, 1995 - Gregory John Snyder, 25, a student at the University of Southern Colorado at Pueblo, died Feb. 5, 1995, at a local hospital as the result of a traffic accident. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1201 Leta Drive, Security, with the Rev. Anthony Ashworth officiating. Burial will be in San Diego. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, is handling the arrangements. Mr. Snyder was born Oct. 15, 1969, in La Mesa, Calif., to Robert and Sharon (Deluhery) Snyder, who survive. He was married March 14, 1992, to Kelly (Graham) Snyder. Mrs. Snyder is due to deliver their child in June. He also is survived by a brother, Robert Jr. of Hopkins, Minn. Mr. Snyder served in the Army from 1988 to 1992. He had been an area resident since 1990 and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs and Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baby Snyder Trust Fund, Ent Federal Credit Union, Peterson Air Force Base 80914.

Snyder, Hiram
Hiram Snyder – Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 1901 – The funeral of Hiram Snyder will take place from the late residence, 1628 Lincoln avenue today at 2 p.m. under the auspices of the Odd Fellows of which the deceased was a member. Interment in Riverview.

Snyder, Jeffrey D.
Jeffrey D. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2004 - Jeffrey D. Snyder died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, in Salida, following a long battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on Oct. 21, 1949, to David J. and Jean S. Snyder. The family moved to Pueblo in 1963, where Jeff graduated from South High School in 1968. He received his B.A. from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, (where he met his future wife, Barb) in 1972. He was a community banker in Salida for 25 years and vice president/loan officer for Collegiate Peaks Bank at the time of his death. Jeff is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara E. Snyder; sons, Barry Snyder of Lone Tree, Colo., and Kurt Snyder of Salida; his parents, David J. and Jean S. Snyder of Salida; brother, Steven T. (Merry) Snyder of Centennial, Colo.; father-in-law, Lawrence Elliott; and brother-in-law, Lynn (Kay) Elliott of Norwich, Ohio; two nephews and five nieces. Jeff loved the Salida community and was active in numerous organizations over the years. He was honored as "Man of the Year" by the Chamber of Commerce in 1983 for his service to the community. Most of all, he was a devoted family man whose memory will be cherished by his family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Angel of Shavano Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church in Salida. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida, Colo.

Snyder, Nina Marie
Nina Marie Snyder - Huerfano World - October 10, 2002 - Nina Marie (McGeary) Snyder was born in Lincoln, KS, on Feb. 24, 1930, the fourth of seven children, to Earl and Maude McGeary. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Harold Cheney; brother, Dewayne McGeary; brothers-in-law, Ronald Price, Frank Utt, Eugene Snyder and Glenn Snyder. She is survived by children, Charles (Carolyn) Snyder, Panhandle, TX, and Pamela (Ruben) Martinez Walsenburg; grandchildren, Brandi (Joshua) Briggs and Angela, Jason and Ashlie Snyder; sisters, Betty Utt, Kingman, AZ, Doris (Jay) Nelson, Vesper, KS, Phyllis (Eugene) Purcell and Bonnie (Frank) Langer, Superior, NE; brothers and sisters-in-law, June (JR) Joslin, Nelson (Bonnie) Snyder, Erma (Ed) Dunstan, Don (Barbara) Snyder, Virginia (Lyle) Rightmier, Leta (Ken) Adams, OIive (Ron) Intermill and Barbara Snyder. There are numerous nephews and nieces. After working at Lombard Jewelers and First National Bank in Walsenburg, Nina worked for many years as a cook at the Walsenburg Golf Course. Nina lost her courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, on Oct. 4, 2002 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Viewing was at the Romero Funeral Home, Walsenburg, on Oct. 7. Services were held at the United Church on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m.; burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery. Services were entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Snyder, Robert Irl
Robert Irl Snyder - Huerfano World - June 11, 1992 - Robert Snyder, 66, died at his home in Walsenburg June 6, 1992 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Effingham, KS, Feb. 27, 1926, after graduating from high school he went to trade school where he became an electrician. He served in the Army during WWII in the 136th Infantry Regiment from Dec. 7, 1944 to Nov. 18, 1946. He received the Asiatic/Pacific campaign medal, Philippine ribbon with bronze star, WWII Victory medal, Army of Occupation medal and the Good Conduct medal. He married the former Nina McGeary after his return Sept. 16, 1949 in Montrose, KS. He was employed as an electrician at the Co-op Refinery in Phillipsburg, KS, until 1970 when he retired and moved closer to the mountains, choosing Walsenburg as his home. He started his own appliance/electrical repair shop here. He was a member and past post commander of VFW Post #2643 and of United Church of Walsenburg. Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife, Nina, of the family home; children, Charles Snyder, Panhandle, TX, and Pamela Martinez, Walsenburg; three grandchildren, three brothers; Nelson Snyder, Silt, Glenn Snyder, Beloit, KS, Don Snyder, Mankato, KS; five sisters; June Joslin, San Angelo, TX, Erma Dunston, Jewell, KS, Virginia Rightmeier, Mankato, KS, Olive Intermill, Blythewood, SC and Leta Adams, Simpson, KS; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday from United Church of Walsenburg. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery with military graveside service by post members, VFW Post #2643. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Snyder, Robert R.
Robert R. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2001 - Age 64, of Pueblo, died Jan. 13, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born July 28, 1936, in Pueblo, to Muriel B. and Velma (Williams) Snyder (Pueblo Regent). Mr. Snyder is survived by children, Mark (Mary Ann) Snyder of Arvada, Eric (Jenny) Snyder of Vacaville, Calif., Trina (Pat) Burns of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Lindsey Snyder and Alexandra Burns; brother, Dean (Sue) Snyder of Pueblo; sisters, Raye (Richard) Whitlock of Conroe, Texas, Nola (Ken) Stofac of Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A son preceded him in death, Grant Snyder; and his father, Muriel B. Snyder. At his request, no services are planned at this time. Cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home, Canon City. The family will greet friends Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 100 San Carlos, The Pueblo Regent, 561-3293.

Snyder, Roberta D.
Roberta D. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1998 - Roberta D. Snyder passed away Dec. 5, 1998, in Pueblo. Roberta was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Tribune, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo since 1956. She was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Eagles No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary Drill Team. Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Albers and Rosena Mercer- a son, Robert Dean Snyder- and a daughter, Rose Ann Snyder. She is survived by her husband, Ted- sons, Michael (Sandra Ferry)- Alan (Jo Anne) Snyder- daughters, Linda (Dale) Johnson, all of Pueblo, Julia (John) Frazier of Washington, Susan (Tom) Leinberger of Westminster- sister-in-law, Marcille Bliss of Denver- 13 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Roberta will lie in state at the mortuary from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at 10 a.m. in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood, with Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kan. Donations in memory of Mrs. Snyder may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the King of Kings Lutheran Church.

Snyder, Ted D.
Ted D. Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2005 - Ted D. Snyder passed away Nov. 10, 2005, in Pueblo. Ted was born July 27, 1924, in Burlington, Colo., to John and Pearl Townsend Snyder and had lived in Pueblo for 50 years. He was employed as a Crane Operator in the C.F.& I. Steel Mill before retiring in 1986. Mr. Snyder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII in the Pacific Campaign. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed working on automobiles. Ted was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 in Pueblo, Good Sam's Railroader's R.V. Club, Pueblo Senior Walkers and the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Ted was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta in 1998; a daughter, Rose Ann Snyder; and a son, Robert Dean Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Howell Snyder; children, Michael Snyder, Alan (Jodi) Snyder, Michael (Bobbie Sue) Howell, Daniel Howell, Linda (Dale) Johnson, Julia (John) Frazier, Susan (Thomas) Leinberger; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Ted will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kan., at 3 p.m. MDT. The family of Mr. Snyder wishes to offer their thanks to the Staff of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care of Ted. Donations in memory of Mr. Snyder may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the King of Kings Lutheran Church direct of through the mortuary.

Snyder, Theodore A.
Theodore A. Snyder – Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 2006 - Theodore A. "Ted" Snyder, 94, of Canon City, passed away July 27, 2006, in Florence. He was born June 22, 1912, in Maxwell, N.M., where he was raised. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob W. Snyder and Nancy Mabel Weinberger; wife, Bertha C. Black, in 1988; brothers and sisters, Ellis Snyder, Allen Snyder and Margaret Jones. He is survived by daughter, Annette Snyder Trimmer of Canon City; grandson, Roger Justin Thoman of Arlington, Va.; and brother, John (Ann) Snyder of Merced, Calif. He married Bertha C. Black, in Florence, on June 7, 1935. Ted moved to Colorado where he worked as the manager of the Canon City distribution area for the Pueblo Star-Journal and Chieftain. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served in the Seabee's during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to Colorado, and owned and operated his own contracting business in Canon City, where he built 25 homes. He was a member of First Christian Church, American Legion and DAV. His family, gardening and his church were his main interests. An avid reader, he kept abreast of current events by reading at least three newspapers per day. Cremation. A memorial service was held Aug. 1, 2006, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Bill Carson as celebrant. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 310 N. 16th, Canon City, CO, 81212.

Snyder, Velma Lucille
Velma Lucille Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Velma Lucille Snyder, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday at Villa Pueblo Skilled Nursing Facility. Velma was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Smith County, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Muriel B. Snyder; her parents, Harry and Nora Williams; son, Robert R. Snyder; grandson, Grant Snyder; brother, Van Williams; and sister-in-law and dear friend, Virginia Williams. Velma is survived by her daughters, Raye (Richard Whitlock) Chandler, Avondale, Colo., and Nola K. (Ken) Stofac of Albuquerque, N.M.; and son, Dean (Sue) Snyder of Pueblo. Grandmother of Mark Snyder, Eric Snyder, Trina Burns, Lori Lynn Snyder, Brandon Snyder, Annie Stofac Smidt, Brian Stofac and Brad Chandler. Great-grandmother of Lindsey Snyder, Brandy Chandler, Alexandra Burns and Cole Smidt. Also survived by her brother, Cecil (Alma) Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews. Velma graduated from Central High School and managed the shoe department at Tempo for many years. She was nominated for 2002 State Fair Silver Queen by Villa Pueblo Towers. Velma was a beautiful seamstress, a great cook, was famous for her "Million Dollar Fudge" and would always smile. At her request, cremation, with no services to be held. Private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to your favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway.

Snyder, William Jr.
William Snyder Jr. – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: William Snyder Jr. is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. William Snyder Jr.: age 11, son of miner on strike. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: Several newspaper articles list him as Frank Snyder. for in depth coverage of this disaster.

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