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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Sobczynski, Anna E.
Anna E. Sobczynski - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Anna E. Sobczynski, 91, of Lamar. Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. No visitation.

Socha, Ernest O.
Ernest O. Socha - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1987 - Ernest O. Socha, July 8, 1987. Husband of Frances Socha. Stepfather of William G. Kitto. Brother of Thomas Socha, Summerville, S.C. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and grandchildren, Camille and William Kitto. Preceded in death by his brother, J. Walter Socha. Mr. Socha was employed as a pharmacist and retired from King Soopers in November 1982, after 15 years of employment. He began his career with Grove Drug during WW II and worked there until 1967. In 1961, he received the Bowl of Hygiene Award for outstanding contribution to community service in the area of pharmacy. He served on the Board of Pharmacy 1967-1972. He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church and Pueblo Elks Lodge 90. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Eucharist of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, Ascension Episcopal Church, will be conducted by Father Robert Schelling. Inurnment, Ascension Episcopal Columbarium.

Socier, Caroline Marie
Caroline Marie Socier - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2000 - Caroline Marie Socier, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 8, 2000. Preceded in death by loving husband of 41 years, Arthur J. Socier, 1976; sisters, Sophie Jarembo, Mary Osinski, Bernice Stansbury. Caroline is survived by her children, Barbara Joan LeMoyne, David Arthur (Joyce) Socier, Janet Caroline (Jim) Anzlovar and Sally Ann (Ron) Smith, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rebecca (Jerry) Goodman, Arthur Todero, Corrie (Dan) Flores, all of Pueblo, Deanna (Richard) Barricklow of Johnstown, Colo., Nick (Michele) Anzlovar of Dallas, Texas, Jim (Michelle) Anzlovar of Pueblo, Beth Ann (Salvatore) Galati, of Princeton, NJ.; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Nimmo of Denver, Colo., Chrissy Anzlovar of Pueblo, Katie Anzlovar, Pueblo, Brianna Anzlovar, Pueblo, Isaac Anzlovar, Dallas, Texas, Brett Anzlovar, Dallas, Texas, Caroline Galati, Princeton, N.J., Giuliana Galati, Princeton, N.J.; sister-in-law, Alice Schrank; special friends, Genevive Byrd, Betty Pope, Bret and Pat Kelly; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She belonged to St. Joseph Parish and was employed for 27 years at Mountain Bell Telephone Company. In her spare time, she served as a member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed her activities through L.I.F.T. and the Phi Alpha Beta Sorority. Caroline was an avid baseball fan, from time to time she traveled to Arizona for the spring training camps. Her second hobby was spending time in her flower garden. The family will remember the smell of her fresh baked goods as you entered "Cookie Grandma's" house. Caroline was a very giving person and touched many lives with her caring heart and sense of humor. Visitation today, 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Soderholm, Emil Walter
Emil Walter Soderholm – Gunnison News-Champion – January 25, 1962 - Lake City friends were saddened Monday to learn of the death of E. W. Soderholm at Hill Haven Home in Colorado Springs of a heart attack. Mr. Soderholm had not been well for several years and entered the Hill Haven Home after a stroke. He suffered a heart attack during the holidays, this one being the second. Born in Wahoo, Nebraska, in October 1874, Mr. Soderholm came to Lake City as a young man. He engaged in mining for years, later going into the mercantile business after his marriage to Mrs. Ida Carrothers, who passed away several years ago. Burial was Wednesday in Pueblo beside his wife. Several former Lake City men acted as pallbearers. Mr. Soderholm is survived by one sister in Nebraska, who was unable to come. Gunnison County Globe – February 1, 1962 – Emil W. Soderholm Services Held January 24 - Funeral services for Emil W. Soderholm were held Wednesday, January 24, at 11 a.m. in Pueblo with members of the Elks Lodge officiating. Vocal selections during the service were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Abide with Me." Included among the pallbearers were three former Lake City men, Malcolm, Carey, Bill Heath and Edgar Heath. Interment was in Rose Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Soderholm, who was 87 years old at the time of his death, came to Lake City with a friend, Johnny Dodds, about the turn of the century, from Wahoo, Nebr. A member of the Elks Lodge of Ouray, he was employed in several capacities in this area. He married Mrs. Ida Carrothers and the couple operated a grocery store and later a tourist court. He was predeceased by his wife and stepson, Bryan Carrothers. Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Mabel Crisman of Wahoo, Nebr., Mrs. Jeanette Wilson of Nebraska City and a brother Herman J. Soderholm of Lincoln, Nebr. also a niece, Mrs. Harriet Faust of Denver.****The Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1962 - Emil W. Soderholm in Colorado Springs.  Husband of the late Mrs. Ida Soderholm and brother of Mrs. Mabel Crisman, Wahoo, Neb., Mrs. Jeanette Wilson, Nebraska City, Neb., and Herman J. Soderholm, Lincoln, Neb.  Uncle of Mrs. Harriet Foust, Denver, Colo. Member of the Elks Lodge in Ouray, Colo.  Services Wednesday 11 am.  Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Roselawn.

Soderholm, Ida Mary
Ida Mary O'Brian Soderholm - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Ida Soderholm, Wednesday, at Gunnison, Colo. Wife of Emil Walter Soderholm, retired county judge, who survives at the family home in Lake City, Colo, where the couple has lived for 64 years. Rosary recitation 7:39 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Requiem Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. To Roselawn. Gunnison News – October 26, 1955 – Mrs. Ida Soderholm Buried In Pueblo - Ida Mary O'Brian Soderholm was born in Marshall, Missouri, January 22, 1864. She first came to Colorado in 1884 and to Lake City in 1891.  She was married here on June 7, 1906 to E. W. Soderholm and for many years operated a General Merchandise store, selling [to] Tompkins Mercantile Company in 1939. They afterwards built a tourist court which they operated until Mrs. Soderholm became ill three years ago. She had been bedfast most of the past three years. Last year the tourist business was sold to Billy J. Thompson of Texas. Mrs. Soderholm had been in a coma for several days before her death and passed away quietly in sleep October 12 at 2:45 a.m. The body was taken to Pueblo for burial, where a son, a brother, a sister and other relatives are buried. Catholic services were held at Our Lady of the Assumption church were Requiem Mass was sung. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by two nieces and a nephew in California and a niece in Great Falls, Mont. Two children by a former marriage preceded her in death, a son and a daughter. Mrs. Soderholm was a loving wife, whose chief interest was in her home. Besides relatives she leaves many friends who will sadly miss her. The sympathy of the community goes especially to her husband, who has so long and so lovingly cared for her. [Submitter's note: Margaret C. O'Bryan (Maggie), born 13 March 1866 - died unknown, buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.  Her married name is unknown.  Her sister Ida's obituary states that 'a sister' was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo prior to Ida's death in 1955. Ida's only sister in Colorado was Maggie. For further information contact:]

Soffa, Margaret K.
Margaret K. (Tomsco) Soffa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2005 - Margaret K. (Tomsco) Soffa, 97, born May 17, 1907, passed away Feb. 20, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, John Soffa; brothers, Jack, Albert, Henry and Joe Tomsco; and sisters, Anna Miketa, and Helen Kochan. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great- nieces and -nephews. Margaret always was a caregiver and took care of her brothers when her mother passed away at an early age, and later cared for her husband and in-laws. She loved to make afghans for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and was known for her homemade noodles. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Margaret's memory.

Sofore, Antonio
Antonio Sofore - Basalt Journal - April 20, 1907 - John Mendecelli, who killed Antonio Sofore at Pueblo some weeks ago, will claim that he had a brainstorm on and his windmill was out of gear.

Soforo, Antone
Antone Soforo – Eagle Valley Enterprise – April 19, 1907 – John Mindecelli, who killed Antone Soforo at Pueblo some weeks ago, will claim that he had a brainstorm on and his windmill was out of gear.

Solano, Cecilia
Cecilia Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2001 - Age 85, Avondale resident departed this life Aug. 16, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born Nov. 22, 1915, in La Junta, she loved her family and her community. A devout Catholic, she attended daily Mass, and prayed her rosary daily. She prayed for world and community leaders, members of her community and her family. As a young woman, she worked in the fields topping beets, onions and other produce. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and was known for her homemade tortillas and fried chicken. Predeceased by her parents, Mariano and Petra (deLeon) Raso, sisters, Chata Rangel, Aurella Cisneros, Dorothy Raso; brother, Timothy Raso; children, Dominga Solano, Paudlita Solano, Georgia Solano, Manuel Solano, Porforio Sam Solano. Survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Leonardo Solano; children, Lupe (Vernon) Timmons, Colorado Springs, Vicky (Benny) Soto, Avondale, Joe Solano, Oklahoma, Connie (Simon) Benavidez, Colorado Springs, Leonard Solano, Denver, John (Inez) Solano, Pueblo, Helen (Gary) Martinez, Barbara (Monty) Sims, all of Colorado Springs, Bob (Joyce) Solano, Pueblo; siblings, Joe Raso, California, Cesario Raso, Manuel (Betty) Raso, Manuela Raso, all of La Junta, Lupe (Charlie) Raso, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to include Bobby, Ashley and Deneen Solano, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Rosary vigil, 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Paul Montez O.S.B. officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Solano, Edward
Edward Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Edward Solano, late of 523 Moffat, passed away unexpectedly June 12. Mr. Solano retired from CF&I yard department Aug. 20, 1971, after 25 years service. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Solano, and children, Angelina Vigil, Ignez Duran, Betty Lara, Joseph Solano and Leroy Solano, all of Pueblo, Martha Santistevan of California, and Rose Lucero and Rudolph Floyd Solano, both of Denver. Mr. Solano was born Aug. 20, 1906, at Springer, N. M. He was the brother of John Solano of Avondale, Sophia Nishawka of Pueblo, Margaret Valdez of California and Emma Garduno of Albuquerque. Also survived by 30 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements pending. Family will receive friends at 523 Moffat.

Solano, Ernesto
Ernesto Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Ernesto Solano, 80, a resident of Solano Ranch, N.M., passed away on Thursday in Las Vegas, N.M. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Madeline M. Solano of Solano Ranch; four sons, Basil L., Stephan A., Ernesto III and David J. Solano; two daughters, Ernestine E. Quiroz and Patricia J. St. Peter; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Candelaria Lucero. He retired from Wilson Foods in Denver in 1990 after 25 years of service and moved back to N.M., enjoyed being a rancher and spending time with his family. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Las Vegas, N.M. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Solano, Irene K.
Irene K. Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2004 - Irene K. Solano, 62, of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2004. She was born on May 4, 1941, in Antonito. Irene was a loving wife and mother. She loved life, her family and cooking for family gatherings. Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Alejandro and Manuelita (Gurule); and two brothers, Willie and Arthur Maldonado. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Agustin D. Solano; children, Darlene Irizarry, Maria (Tony) Duran, Kerry Dean (Donna) Solano, Gerald (Lorraine) Solano, David (Milene Evangelista) Solano; grandchildren, Marilyn, Ramon Jr., Tania, Marissa, Natashia, Anthony Jr., Andrea, Tralynn, Zackry, Lynnae, Brandon, Samantha, Christopher, Desiree, Jacquline, Felicia, Allyssa, Kristine, Alexandria, Vincent, Heather, Bradley and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Darlene, Elizabeth, Linh, Lili and Ti; siblings, Tiva (Joe) Lujan, Carmen (Jake) Romero, Alex (Lillian) Maldonado, Stella Gonzales, Stella Griffith, Linda (Barry) Lounello, Lucille (Vic) Alarcon, Robert (Romaine) Maldonado, Stan (Theresa) Maldonado; in-laws, Lillian Solano, Annie (Reggie) Weirman, Jerry (Diane) Solano, Frank (Marylou) Solano, Jimmy (Carrie) Solano, Frances (Dale) Albo; cherished friends, Catherine Manzanares and Rhonda Gold; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Irene was very strong in her faith and gave us an additional 19 years after her initial illness in October of 1985 that caused her to retire from Lady Fair Laundry. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday; both at Fellowship of the Rockies Church, 3892 W. Northern Ave., in Pueblo with the Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Solano Family will receive friends at 206 Starlite Drive and the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt Avenue following the burial rites.

Solano, Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry “Sonny” Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2002 - Age 58, went home on March 16, 2002. Sonny was born July 11, 1943. He was a retired custodian for the former Highland Nursing Home. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and his grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Edward Solano; daughter, Jeannie Solano; two sisters, Martha Santistevan and Angie Vigil; and brother, Rudy Solano. Survived by his wife, Merlene Espinoza Solano; his mother, Mary Solano; children, Anna Mae Salas, Michael (Corrina) Montez, Donna (Errol) Cordova, Delma (Henry) Ayala and Perla (Fred) Trujillo; siblings, Floyd (Sadie) Solano, Leroy (Dora) Solano, Inez (Ray) Duran, Rosie (Al) Lucero and Betty (Ray) Lara; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; other relatives and friends; and his little dog, “Chiquita.” At Sonny's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Holy Family Catholic Church, with Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Family will receive friends at 1230 Berkley Ave. and 918 E. Second St.

Solano, Leonardo
Leonardo Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2002 - Leonardo Solano, 95, an Avondale resident, departed this life Feb. 3, 2002. Born Nov. 6, 1906 in Jesus del Monte, Leon, Mexico. Predeceased by his wife Cecilia, son Sam Solano, daughters Dominga, Pablita, Georgia, baby twin boy Manuel, daughter-in-law Dolores Solano and son-in-law Vernon Timmons. Left to cherish his memories are children, Lupe Timmons, Victoria Soto, Connie Benavidez, Helen Martinez, Barbara Sims, Joseph Solano, Leo Solano Jr., John Solano, Robert Solano, sons and daughters in law, 30 grandchildren, 38 great granchdildren, 7 great great grandchildren, relatives and many friends. Leonardo had been a resident of Life Care Center for the past two years. A special thanks to all Life Care Center Nursing Staff who cared for him. Visitation at Angelus Chapel Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Mass of Ressurection, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, 7 p.m., with Father Maurice Gallager officiating. Rosary Services Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at 10 a.m. Funeral to follow at Roselawn Cemetary.

Solano, Nicole L.
Nicole L. Apodaca Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2004 - Nicole L. Apodaca Solano passed away unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2004, in Pueblo. She was born Sept. 9, 1982. She was a generous person who always put others first. She also was very social and her favorite pastime was talking on the phone and spending time with the special little boys in her life, who will miss her dearly. Nicky was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Apodaca; and stepfather, David Estrada. Her survivors include her husband, Damian Solano; son, Isaiah Solano; mother, Patricia Estrada; sister, Sandra (Jeremy Shadbolt) Apodaca; grandmother, Lucille Apodaca; aunt, Bernadette (Valentin Martinez) Salazar; nephews, Justin and Jordan; cousins, Tom (Shanna), Shana (Jose), Paul (Renee), Tanya and Andrea (Johnny); as well as numerous other relatives and many friends to include special friends, Starr, Auntie Maxine and Theresa. Nicky will lie in state from 1 to 5 p.m. at the mortuary. Vigil for the deceased will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004. Both services will be held in the St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at 2110 E. 11th.

Solano, Robert
Robert "Bob" Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1998 - Robert "Bob" Solano, 73, passed away Jan. 7, 1998. Mr. Solano was born in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Cleofas and Juanita Sena-Duran- a son, Robert Jr.- and daughter, Cynthia Marie. Survived by two daughters, Penny Ann Martinez and Rebecca Sue Aragon- three grandchildren- siblings, Manuel Solano, Tony (Toni) Solano, John (Rafaela) Solano, Roy (Pat) Solano, Rosana (Cipriano "Cippy") Rodriguez, Helen (Eddie) Maestas, Aurelia (Juan) Sandoval, Viola (Victor) Galvan and Delia Hernandez- and other relatives and friends. Bob served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired ironworker and member of St. Leander Church, St. Charles Mesa Senior Citizens and El Club Social Beneficio Latino Americano. Cremation has taken place.

Solano, Ruperto Eloy
Ruperto Eloy Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Ruperto Eloy Solano, 81, of Pueblo passed away Nov. 11, 1998. Survived by wife of eight years, Victoria Rodriguez- children, Linda (Jeronimo) Corrales and Louise Estrada- seven grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- sister and brothers, Annie (Martin) Serano, Ray (Flora) Solano, Eufracio Solano and Robert Solano- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Adella Solano. Eloy worked at Pueblo Army Depot as a forklift operator for 30 years and on grounds maintenance for the Fair for 12 years. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today.

Solano, Thomas Earl
Thomas Earl Solano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2006 - Thomas Earl Solano, 58, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2006. He is survived by his spouse, Helen Arellano Solano; sons, Christopher (Erica) Solano and Phillip Solano; brother, Archie (Helen) Vigil; sisters, Maria "Adeline" Solano, Pauline Solano; and grandson, Christopher Thomas Solano; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Rosary, 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, with funeral service to follow immediately at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Soldano, Angelina C.
Angelina C. Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2005 - Angelina C. Soldano, 86, born Nov. 25, 1918, passed away June 27, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Soldano; parents, Sebastian and Rosina Delliquadri; three brothers and two sisters. Survived by her children, Barbara (Joe) Isner, JoAnn Soldano, Rosann (Chuck) Dionese, and Frank (Audrey) Soldano. Grandmother of Blake (Sue) Isner, Deborah Isner, Sherry (Al) Alvares, Cathy (Mark) Frankmore, Sharon (Les) Piserchio, Gina (Bill) Selvage, Donna (Gene) Gutierrez, Michael (Shannon) Trujillo, Cori Soldano, and Biff Soldano. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Ingo, and Lucille (Frank) Colletti. For many years, Angelina was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and the Altar Society. She was very skilled at crocheting and knitting plastic needlepoint and was a wonderful Italian cook. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, with the family will receiving friends, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Soldano, Carl
Carl Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2000 - Carl Soldano, 89, passed away Oct. 9, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Carl was born June 26, 1911, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lula; brothers, Charles, Joseph, Frank and Sam Soldano; and sister, Elizabeth Sanders. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary, daughter, Carol Guthrie, and son, Darrell Guthrie, of Buena Vista. Grandfather of Kelli, Kristen, Kreyton, Kirk, and Korby. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and sister, Josephine Mooney, of Pueblo, as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. Carl was a World War II Army veteran and retired from Walter Brewing Company after working there as a salesman for many years. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed working with young people. Carl will always be remembered as an outgoing, friendly person. No one was a stranger to him. Rosary and Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at Our Lady of the Assumption, 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends and relatives at a luncheon reception at the church hall following the inurnment.

Soldano, Carlo
Carlo Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1951 - Carlo Soldano. Funeral Thursday 8:30 a.m., Broadway Chapel; Requiem High Mass 9 a.m. Our Lady of Assumption church. Interment Roselawn.

Soldano, Frank
Frank Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2000 - Frank Soldano, 81, passed away April 7, 2000, at his home after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam and Charles Soldano; and sister, Liz Sanders. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Angelina Soldano; children, Barbara (Joe) Isner, JoAnn Soldano, Rosann (Chuck) Dionese and Frank (Audrey) Soldano. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Mary) Soldano and Joe Soldano; and sister, Josephine Mooney. Numerous other relatives also survive. He retired from the CF&I after 41 years in the 14-inch mill. Frank enjoyed dancing, bowling, fishing and golf. He was also an avid card player and brother Elk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Elks Education Fund in care of the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Sunday, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Visitation, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m. and Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Soldano, Joseph Jr.
Joseph "Slats or Sticks" Soldano Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2000 - Joseph "Slats or Sticks" Soldano Jr., 77, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away June 14, 2000. Preceded in death by loving parents, Joseph Soldano Sr. and Leona Franco-Soldano; daughter, Julianne Soldano; brothers, Charles Soldano, Sam Soldano and Frank Soldano; sister, Elizabeth Sanders; and loving companion, Arlene May Soldano. He is survived by his compassionate sister, Josephine Mooney, (who sacrificed so much for his happiness and well being); brother, Carl (Mary) Soldano; son, David (Kathleen) Soldano; sister-in-law, Angelina Soldano; two grandchildren, Alexander Soldano and Darin Soldano; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph was an honorable World War II and Korean Conflict veteran. He is best remembered as an affectionate, warm-hearted, "horse trader." In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, sharing his extensive musical talents and gambling with friends. He will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Rose Chapel.

Soldano, Lena M.
Lena M. Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1998 - Lena M. Soldano, passed away July 19, 1998. She is survived by daughters, Janice (Ralph) Williams, Theresa (Chuck) Bon, and Joan (Tim) Acosta- grandchildren, Geoffrey Boyer, Brittany Boyer, Jason Bon, Bryon Bon, Ryan Acosta and Jolee Acosta. She is also survived by her sister, Flora Spinuzzi of Pueblo- and several nieces and nephews- as well as many friends. Preceded in death by her husband, John Soldano- two sisters and one brother. Lena was retired from District 60 Food Service, a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge, Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 and a member of the Eagles Drill Team. She was also a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Altar Society. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Rosary, Thursday, 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Soldano, Mary A.
Mary A. Soldano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2006 - Mary A. Soldano, 92, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2006, at Columbine Nursing Home in Salida, Colo. She was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Pueblo County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Soldano; her mother, Concetta Sarlo; father, Anthony Sarlo; brother, Frank Sarlo; sisters, Bea Markell and Jennie Spinuzzi. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Guthrie; and son-in-law, Darrell Guthrie; along with her five grandchildren, Kelli Johnson (Shawn), Kristen Foldenauer (Charles), Kreyton Guthrie (Sharon), Kirk Guthrie (Michelle), Korby Guthrie (Rebecca); and 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mary was a parishioner of St. Pius X and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Buena Vista. She enjoyed needlework of all kinds, but excelled in knitting. She also was an accomplished weaver, spinning and carding her own yarn. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, with a private service.

Solela, John
John Solela - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1916 - Man Shot Through Window - Pueblo - Peter Riggio, owner of a grocery store at Vineland, and John Solela, 16, one of his employes, were sitting in the living room of the store building when a charge of buckshot was fired through the window at the older man. Riggio is believed to be dying at the Minnequa Hospital here and Young Solela is in a dangerous condition. Members of the Riggio family say they have no idea who could have made the attack.

Solis, Albert
Albert Solis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1987 - Albert Solis, 76, late of 1012 E. Ash, died May 20, 1987. Mr. Solis retired from CF&I Open Hearth Dept. with 30 years service and was a member of our Lady of Guadalupe parish. Survived by his wife, Mary Solis, and children, Vera Perez of Denver, Rose (Orlando) Avila and Erlinda (Hermilio) Roman, all of Pueblo, Jennie (Beto) Rogers and Margaret (John) Dimick, both of California, Mary (Lee) Chavez of Denver, Lupita Solis of El Paso, Texas, Henry (Daisy) Solis of Pueblo, Ambrose (Mary) Solis and Robert (Helen) Solis, both of California. Also survived by stepchildren, Bernadette (Clem) Olguin of Pueblo, Theresa Cadena of Denver, Elizabeth (Leroy) DeHerrera of Pueblo, Catherine (Klaus) Priebe of Denver, Albert Cadena of Kansas, Richard (Carol) Cadena of Santa Fe, Manuel (Stella) Cadena and Mike (Mary) Cadena, both of Pueblo, and Raymond Lopez of California. Preceded in death by three sons, Leonard Solis in 1972, Albert Solis in 1977, and Max Solis in 1979. A large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1012 E. Ash and 1212 Cypress, home of son, Henry Solis.

Solis, Arthur A.
Arthur A. Solis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1986 - Arthur A. Solis, 34, late of 1226 Egan, died Sept. 13, 1986. Survived by wife, Lorraine; and children, Bridget, Frank Jr., all of the family home. Son of Frank Solis of Pueblo; and a brother of Rita Romero of Pueblo. Preceded in death by mother, Pauline Solis, December 1982. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1226 Egan.

Solis, Frank
Frank Solis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2001 - Frank Solis, 2 photos. Frank Solis, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 27, 2001. Born Oct. 4, 1918, in Casper, Wyo. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pauline Solis; three sons, Frank Solis Jr., Frank Solis II and Arthur A. Solis Sr.; one brother, Charlie Solis. Survived by his loving daughter, Rita Romero; and cherished daughter-in-law, Lorraine “Chica” Solis, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Pollyanna Solis, Denver, Bridget Solis, Pueblo, Frank (Elena Archuleta) Solis III, Pueblo; Arthur A. Solis Jr., Pueblo, and Matthew Ortiz, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Khadizia Gonzales, Pueblo, Ilysia Solis, Pueblo, Shonte Solis, Texas, Frank Solis IV, Texas, and Carlos Archuleta-Solis, Pueblo; sisters, Julia (Joe) Leal, Mary Gutierrez; brother, Dan Solis, all of Greeley, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Frank married Pauline Garcia on May 5, 1940. Served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Pettit. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Military honors by Fort Carson Ritual Team and Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Solis, Mary Rafaelita
Mary Rafaelita Cadena Solis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2000 - Mary Rafaelita Cadena Solis passed away May 24, 2000. She was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Las Vegas, N.M., and was preceded in death by siblings, Josephine Staniszewski, Delores Ruybal and Edward Alarcon; grandchildren, Brenna Cadena and Albert DeHerrera; husbands, Julio Cadena and Albert Solis; and son, Raymond Lopez. Survived by siblings, Sinda Sandoval, Grace Coca and Tony (Anita) Alarcon; children, Albert (Wanda) Cadena of Wichita, Kan., Richard (Caroll) Cadena of Santa Fe, N.M., Theresa Cadena, Littleton, Bernadette (Clem) Olguin, Manuel (Stella) Cadena, Elizabeth (Leroy) DeHerrera, Katie (Klaus) Priebe, Mike (Mary) Cadena and Charles (Ella) Alarcon, all of Pueblo; her Solis stepchildren, especially Henry (Daisy) Solis; caretaker, Michelle Maldonado; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 8 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1325 Lane 25.

Sollee, Frank L.
Frank L. Sollee - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Frank L. Sollee, 85, passed away April 5, 2006. Survived by his wife of 63 years, "Johnnie" Arlene Sollee; children, Dr. Daniel A. (Esther) Sollee of Colorado Springs, Leslie (Maurice) Weinreis of Denver and René (Naich) Cordo of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kyle (Freedom) Weinreis of Denver, Tina Sollee and Danny (Megan) Sollee, both of Colorado Springs; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Jo Cordo and Ashton Marie Sollee. Preceded in death by his daughter, Frankie A. Sollee; and granddaughter, Leslie Torrie. Frank was born to Audie and Margaret Sollee on Dec. 29, 1920, in Avondale, Colo. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Frank and Johnnie were married July 26, 1942, in San Diego, Calif. He was district engineer for the Colorado Highway Department and retired after 40 years of service. Frank enjoyed singing, playing the piano, writing poetry and was an avid square dancer. Member of Rotary No. 43, Lamar Lodge No. 90, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine Drum Corps and Pueblo Country Club. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Masonic rites and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Solo, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. Solo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1999 - Elizabeth J. Solo of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999. She was employed by the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorders office. She is predeceased by her husband of 23 years, James A. Solo, in 1972, and her father, Phillip Jubic. She is survived by her children, James (Kathleen Kennedy) Solo of Pueblo, Donna (Rudy) Polhamus of Penrose, Dennis (Debbie Thompson) Solo of Canon City and Carol (Larry Harding) Solo of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kirk (Kristen) Solo of Boston and Russell Polhamus of Penrose; mother, Theresa Jubic of Pueblo; sisters, Rose (Anthony) Forner and Margaret (Domenic) Genta, both of Pueblo; brother, Phillip Jubic (Joyce Andreason) of Pueblo; close friends, Jan and Jerry McPherson of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow in Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Solomon, John
John Solomon - Rocky Mountain News - November 25, 1895 - Trinidad, Colorado, November 24 - Policeman Solomon's Funeral - One of the largest funerals ever witnessed in this city was that of John Solomon, the murdered policeman, which took place this afternoon. The ceremony was conducted by the K. of P., and A. O. U. W., of both of which orders the deceased was a member. The procession was headed by the city band, followed by the police force of the city mounted. Next came the A. O. U. W. in a body of over 150, and then the K. of P., of 100 marchers, followed by the remains and a large concourse of friends. The interment took place in the Masonic cemetery, one mile from town. Colorado Public Defender – June 26, 1896 – William Holt, Albert Noble, and Deonicio Romero, Trinidad (Las Animas County). WW. Hanging/Broken necks. These three codefendants were convicted of the felony murder of a Trinidad police officer, John Solomon. In July 1895, Romero, age twenty-one, and Noble, age thirty-four, became acquainted with Leonardo Martinez and Pedro Baca, who were being held in the Las Animas County Jail pending trial for murder. Romero was serving a jail sentence for assault, having served several previous sentences for petty offenses. Noble had been arrested for a robbery in New Mexico, having previously served a seven-year sentence for robbing a post office. Upon release from jail, Romero, Noble, and a third man, William Holt, age twenty-one, conspired to rob the Horse Shoe Gambling Club in Trinidad to secure funds for Martinez and Baca's defense. Several others, including Martinez's mother, also assisted with the scheme. Officer John Solomon discovered and foiled the robbery. Solomon first struggled with Holt before Noble shot him in the back. Holt was the first person arrested; a gun left at the scene, which he purchased from a local pawnbroker a few days previously, tied him to the crime. Upon interrogation by the authorities, Holt confessed, and Romero quickly confirmed his story. Noble was tried first, followed by a joint trial for Holt and Romero. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. The three were executed in the first triple execution in Colorado's history. The men were executed in alphabetical order, in private, with all details prior to the executions kept secret. Originally the men were supposed to be hanged in the order of their culpability—Noble, Romero, and then Holt—but Holt was distressed that he “was called first.” Notably, Holt had to be carried to the death chamber.

Solomon, Martha
Martha Solomon - Huerfano World - October 22, 1992 - Memorial mass was Tuesday from Boies Almont Chapel for Martha Mary Solomon, a former resident of Walsenburg who died Oct., 17, 1992 in the Life Care Center in Pueblo after a lengthy illness. Born Apr. 17, 1916 in Alamosa she moved to Walsenburg during her high school years, attending St. Mary School. After graduation she married Thomas J. Solomon June 8, 1935. The late Mr. Solomon was Huerfano County Treasurer for many years. The couple lived in Walsenburg until November, 1983 when she suffered a severe stroke after which she lived with her daughters. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Catholic Daughters of America and The Tabernacle Society. Survivors include her daughters, Karen Smircich, Arvada, and Sharon Valdez, Pueblo; her sons, Joseph Solomon, Arvada, Charles Solomon, Fort Collins, and Steve Solomon, Dallas, TX; one brother, Charles Rolling, Littleton; one sister, Heneritta Fox, Denver; 16 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Solomon, Susan Elizabeth
Susan Elizabeth Solomon - Huerfano World - June 20, 2002 – Susan Elizabeth Solomon, 94, passed away peacefully at Santa Terisitta Hospital in Duarte, CA, after a brief illness, with family by her side. She was born Jan. 10, 1908 in Pryor, and lived a full and happy life among family and friends in Walsenburg. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed many years of service and devotion there. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe, and son, Jimmy. She is survived by her daughter, Adelle (Michael) Gruett, Los Angeles, CA, her son, John (Gae) Sullivan, Littleton, her daughter, Susan (Ray) Bertram, Marino Valley, CA, and her daughter, Patricia (Jim) Judiscak, Colorado Springs; granddaughters, Dorothy and Rebecca Gruett; grandsons, John Jr. (Lisa), Guy (Sue) and Alan Sullivan and Jimmy (Martha), Kevin (Dot), Mark and Greg Judiscak; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Kosarek, Denver, Helen (Mario) Alberici, Pueblo, Katy (Art) Bailey, Great Bend, KS; and Christine Bailey, Great Bend, KS; brothers, George (Jean) Hudran, Walsenburg, and Harry Hudran, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Mary Hudran, Walsenburg, and Florence Khattar, Nova Scotia, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed gardening, reading the newspaper and watching her team, the Rockies. Those whose lives she touched will miss her witty sense of humor and her warm and caring ways. Any donations may be made to Sister Carol's Outreach Program, 121 E. Seventh Street, Walsenburg, 81089.

Solomon, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Solomon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1984 - Thomas J. Solomon, 206 W. Third, April 19, 1984. Husband of Mrs. Martha Mary Solomon and father of Steve (Kathy) Solomon, Dallas; Charles (Mary Ann) Solomon, Fort Collins; Joseph (Janice) Solomon, and Mrs. Kay (Ray) Spoircicih both of Arvada, and Mrs. Sharon (Phil) Valdez, Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Emily (George) Dunich, Walsenburg; Mrs. Florence Simon, Khatter, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Mrs. Marie (Sam) Maloof, Boston. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Susan Solomon, Walsenburg, 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Knights of Columbus are urged to attend. The family prefers that contributions be made to the Intensive Care Unit St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Huerfano World - April 13, 1989 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Loving Memory of our beloved husband and father, Thomas J. Solomon, who died five years ago, April 19, 1984. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, Martha, and family.

Solony, Jackie M.
Jackie M. Solony - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Jackie M. Solony passed away May 1, 2004 unexpectedly. Born July 18, 1946 in Pueblo. Proceeded in death by husband, Joe Solony and father Loren Mace. Survived by mother, Alice Mace; two daughters, Pamela (Rod) Solony and Tina Solony; two brothers, Daniel (Susan) Mace, Randy Mace; 1 sister, Patsy (Scott) Keefe, 2 grandsons, Dustin and Robby Solony, along with several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no services at her request.

Solony, John
John Solony - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1986 - John Solony of 15 Cambridge, Apt. B, March 19, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Grace Solony and stepfather of Richard Solony, Portland, Ore. Son of Anna Solony, Port Richard, Fla., and brother of Michael Solony. New York City, N.Y., George Solony, Long Island, N.Y., and Ann Kovalchick, Port Richard, Fla. Survived also by several good friends, including Clara. A member of Faith United Methodist Church, Mr. Solony was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WW II and also was a member of the National Rifle Association. He worked at King Lumber for 16 years and then owned and operated Eden Woodwork for several years prior to his retirement. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Ken Fineran, pastor, Faith United Methodist Church. Interment, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Solorio, Julia
Julia Solorio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Julia Solorio passed away March 22, 1999. Cremation. No services.

Solorzano, Domingo Pichardo
Domingo Pichardo Solorzano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Domingo Pichardo Solorzano, 58, of Colorado Springs, passed away April 28,1999. Survived by his wife, Mary Aragon Solorzano- a son, Phillip Solorzano, all of Colorado Springs- four brothers- two grandchildren- other relatives in Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Rev. Robert L. Sullivan, S.J. celebrant. Interment will by Monday at Holly Cemetery in Holly.

Soltero, Gilberto
Gilberto Soltero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Gilberto Soltero, 61, of Rocky Ford, died Aug. 25, 1999. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999. Both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Ford.

Soltic, John
John Soltic - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: John Soltic is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists John Soltic as an Austrian, age 27, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Soltic, Mike
Mike Soltic - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Mike Soltic is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Mike Soltic as an Austrian, age 20, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Soltis, Bonnie
Bonnie (Zellar) Soltis - The Huerfano Journal - March 12, 2009 - Bonnie (Zellar) Soltis was born in Walsenburg on March 11, 1945. She was raised by her grandparents, Hannah and Joe Zellar, and her father David Zellar Sr. and step-mother, Alice Zellar. Her brother, David Zellar Jr. lives in Broomfield, CO, and sister, Cindy (Zellar) Kirkland is in Beulah, CO. Bonnie attended school in Walsenburg, graduating from Walsenburg High School in 1963. After graduation she worked at a variety of businesses in town, including Tes' Drive-In, the Huerfano County Treasurer's Office, and Safeway. She married Jim Soltis in 1969 (divorced 1992) and was the proud mother of Brigette (Soltis) Vaughan and Shawna Soltis. After taking time to be a full-time mother, Bonnie returned to work at Dr. Vialpando's office, Reatta Realty, Loaf & Jug, First National Bank, Dr. Menghini's office and eventually the Huerfano County Treasurer's Office. Bonne retired from the Treasurer's office in the Spring of 2008, and moved to Omaha, NE, to join her daughters in August, 2008. She knew "everyone" in Walsenburg, and kept in contact with her many friends and family members after her move via phone and email. She became an active member of the Ralston Senior Center and enjoyed many activities that Omaha had to offer. Bonnie passed away on February, 19, 2009, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Her family was by her side. She will be laid to rest at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg on March 27, 2009, following a funeral mass at St. Mary's Church.

Soltis, Paul
Paul Soltis - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - Paul Soltis, 90, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 21, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center where is had been a patient. Born Dec. 22, 1903, in Pryor, he grew up in the coal mine camps, starting to work there at an early age. He married Susie Soltis who died in 1993. He loved to play baseball and had been a player and umpire. Survivors include three children, Jim Soltis, Patricia Eccher and Donna Soltis, all of Walsenburg and six grandchildren. Funeral mass and rosary was from St. Mary Church Friday, Nov. 25. UMWA service. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Soltis, Susie Ritz
Susie Ritz Soltis - Huerfano World - May 6, 1993 - Susie Ritz Soltis, 83, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, May 4, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient several weeks. Born in Rouse Nov. 21, 1909, she was one of 12 children. Mrs. Soltis was raised in the coal camps where her father worked in the mines. She attended school through the eighth grade. She was later married to Paul Soltis. Survivors include her husband, Paul, Walsenburg; children, James Soltis, Patricia Eccher and Donna Soltis, all of Walsenburg; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her brothers and sisters and a daughter preceded her in death. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight) and funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Somers, Frank
Frank Somers – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain February 24, 1876 – Frank Somers, the engineer who was so badly scalded a short time since by the ditching of his engine on the southern extension of the Denver & Rio Grande railway, about twenty miles south of this city, died of his injuries early on Sunday morning, and was buried with Masonic honors on Monday. For several days previous to his death he seemed to be improving, but early on Sunday morning the flesh directly over his heart, where the scald was the deepest, suddenly gave way, and he died in ten minutes. The deceased was a most estimable young man, and was followed to the grave by many friends. He had no relatives here, his parents residing in Kansas.

Somers, John Thomas
John Thomas Somers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1936 - John Thomas Somers, 3 years, Oct. 26, at the residence, 1739 East Tenth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Somers; brother of Homer W. and Eleanor M. Announcements later.

Somerville, Clint Hector
Clint Hector Somerville - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 31, 1993 - Clint Hector Somerville, infant son of Corry Jack II and Lee Ann Somerville of Colorado Springs, died March 28, 1993. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Peterson Air Force Base chapel. Cremation is planned. Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, is handling arrangements. Clint was born Nov. 8, 1992, in Aurora. He also is survived by his grandparents, Corry and Barbara Somerville of Littleton and Hector Lopez of Melrose Park, Ill.; great-grandparents Dick and JoAnn Bornhoff of Lyons, Ill., and George and Madelyn Somerville of Pueblo; and great-great-grandparents, Salvador and Marianita Lopez of Ags, Mexico, Bea Reed of Lyons, Ill., and Vern Bishop of Colorado Springs.

Somerville, George E.
George E. Somerville - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2000 - George E. Somerville, 87, born Aug. 4, 1913, in Canon City to Charles and Edna Somerville, passed away Oct. 13, 2000. Survived by his loving wife, Madelyn (Danielson) Somerville, who married George on Oct. 3, 1937; son, Corry (Barbara) of Denver; daughter, Glee Dawn (Gary) Baskerville of Iowa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bob; and sister, Louise, of California. Preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Tom and Kirk; and great-grandson, Clint. George was a retired agriculturist for the American Crystal Sugar Company. A special thanks to friends Helen Williamson, Sophia and Louis Cox. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial crematory. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of choice in his memory. The family will receive friends at the family home after the inurnment.

Somes, Charles Frederick
Charles Frederick Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 1967 - Charles Frederick Somes, lifetime Pueblo resident late of 1223 Jackson, passed away at his residence. Mr. Somes was retired from the coal business. Preceded in death by his wife, Lulu Somes, April 1965. Survived by brother, George N. Somes, Pueblo, and sister, Mrs. Leona Gleason, San Diego, Calif. Services Our Chapel 3 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Leonard W. Sammons, pastor Adriance Memorial Methodist Church, officiating. Interment Mountain View.

Somes, Elmer Dewey
Elmer D. Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1961 - Elmer Dewey Somes, Military Graveside Services, Thursday, 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Merris Dice, pastor First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Somes, George N.
George N. Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1973 - George N. Somes, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 2222 E. Eighth, passed away unexpectedly while visiting in Chicago, Ill., May 1, 1973. Mr. Somes was for many years owner-operator of Somes Service Station. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marguerite Somes of the family home; three children, Harold N. Somes, John n. Somes and Mrs. Ruth M. Johnson, all of Pueblo. One sister, Mrs. Leona Gleason, San Diego; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Announcements pending arrival of remains.

Somes, Josephine Bell
Josephine Bell Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1903 – Josephine Bell Somes passed away Monday May 4, 1903, at her residence at 1726 Lake St. (Pueblo), Josephine Bell nee Embree, wife of George F. Somes. Funeral will take place from the home at 2 o'clock today. Internment at Mountain View Cemetery. Elsewhere in the paper on same page: All Lady Maccabees are requested to be at their hall at one o'clock sharp to attend the funeral of Mrs. Somes. /s/ Minerva Marvin, State Commander.

Somes, Leroy C.
Leroy C. Somes - Pueblo Star-Journal - December 20, 1916 – Leroy C. Somes aged 29 died at the family home, 117 East 8th Street, this afternoon. He came here from Flint, Mich., four months ago for the benefit of his health. He leaves to mourn his wife (possibly named Sarah), son Oliver, of the family residence. His father, George F. Somes, of Greenwood, Ill.: two sisters, Mrs. George Mitchell and Miss Leona Somes of Fox Lake, Ill: four brothers, Charles, of 1507 W 17th St. (Pueblo): Ralph and George of Chicago, Ill.: Elmer of Glenwood, Ill., and Alfred of Honolulu. A grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Embree of 725 Veta Ave, (Pueblo) and a host of distant relatives and friends. The body was removed to the United Undertaking Company's Parlors and the funeral will be announced later. ** Later notice, pallbearers: H. C. Feebeck, J. (Jasper) P. Reader, Frank Embree, and Floyd Embree. Cemetery record dates burial as 12/30/1916.

Somes, Lula M.
Lula M. Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1964 - Mrs. Lula M. Somes, of 1223 Jackson, passed away in a local hospital Thursday night. She was the wife of Charles F. Somes, of the family home, and sister of Mrs. Maria Wiggins, of Pomona, Calif. Mrs. Somes had been a resident of Pueblo for 57 years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Eugene Worth. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery.

Somes, Pauline M.
Pauline M. Somes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1986 - Pauline M. Somes, a Pueblo resident for most of her lifetime, late of 3117 Nuckolls Ave., passed away Nov. 9, 1986. Mrs. Somes is survived by her husband, John M. Somes of the family home; one son, Michael G. (BonNell) Somes of Pueblo; one daughter, Donna L. (Gary L.) Slump of Aurora; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Ann, Nathan E. and Courtney A. Somes, all of Pueblo; Andrew G. and Carrie E. Slump, both of Aurora; and Jennifer E. and Matthew A. Jordan, both of Albany, Ore.; and one brother, Harold L. (Ella) Jones of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Paul Flores of the Fairmount Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Somes, Ralph A.
Ralph A. Somes – Chicago Tribune – September 13, 1959 - Ralph A. Somes, age 70, beloved father of Helen J. Pakovits and Fred A. Somes; loving brother of Frederick, Alfred, George, Elmer and Leona Gleason, and the late Roy, Albert and Ethel Mitchell; fond grandfather of three. Member of A. F. of L., local No. 731, Excavators union. Services Monday, 1:30 p.m., at funeral home 424 E. 103d Street. Interment Mount Hope cemetery.

Sommars, Robert H.
Robert H. Sommars - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1998 - Robert H. Sommars. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Sommers, Alma
Alma Sommers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1999 - Alma Sommers, retired chef and Colorado artist, passed away Dec. 2 as a result of an automobile accident. Born Aug. 1, 1914, in Enid, Okla. She is survived by sons, Dr. Vernon Alvarez of Pennsylvania, Dr. Vincent Alvarez of Kansas; daughter, Lora Lamb of Ault; brothers, Everett Hardy of California, Paul Hardy of Pueblo; and sister, Carol Cortner of Manzanola. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Teresa Burns and Diana Sauders; two infant children; and by brothers, Floyd Hardy and Walter Hardy; and sisters, Ruby Autry and Alta Fulton. She was a well-known local artist, and had often shown paintings at the State Fair, winning prizes several times. Her love for the scenery and history of Colorado was evident in her paintings and drawings. Her career in the food industry included owning several restaurants in Pueblo, serving as head chef at the State Hospital, the University of Colorado Boulder and numerous fine dining establishments throughout Colorado. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the George McCarthy Memorial Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, CO.

Sommers, Christopher W.
Christopher W. Sommers - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2000 - Christopher W. Sommers, 4 months, born Dec. 20, 1999, passed away April 23, 2000. Survived by his mother, Nellie Sommers; and her fiancé, Robert Whitworth; father, Robert Rae; grandparents, Barbara Sommers and Tammy Mahan; step-grandfather, Ted Espinoza; great-grandmother, Nellie Ainsley; aunt, Nora Sommers, uncle, Ronald Sommers; cousin, Lorne Sellers; and numerous other relatives. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial. Memorials may be made to the funeral home in Christopher's memory.

Sommers, Gordon C.
Gordon Cecil Sommers - Huerfano World - March 25, 1993 - Gordon Cecil Sommers, 75, of Walsenburg, died Mar. 23, 1993 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born July 7, 1917 in Dale, WI, he lived most of his life there moving to Colorado several years ago. He had been the manager of the Colorado Cheese Factory in La Veta while his wife Marguertie, who he married Aug. 16, 1948 in Raton, NM, was bookkeeper. Survivors include his wife, Marguertie, Walsenburg; two children Luella Ann Sommers, Hortonville, WI, and James V. White, Norman OK; three brothers, Emory and Steve, Milwaukee, WI and Jim, Orlando, FL; three Sisters, Joan Mueler, Darlen Timm and Dorthy Beck, Milwaukee; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Somplaski, John
John Somplaski - Blue Valley Times - August 15, 1913 - John Somplaski, alias Joseph Stein, alias Joseph Webber, who was charged with swindling banks in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, hanged himself in the jail at Leadville.

Somsky, Donna Lee
Donna Lee Somsky - World Independent – August 15, 1938 - Donna Lee Somsky Dies Sunday - Donna Lee Somsky, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Somsky, died at the family home. 129 East Ninth street, Sunday night. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Unfug-Peet chapel at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. J.M. Perry officiating.

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