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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Soneson, Peter
Peter Soneson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1901 – The funeral of Peter Soneson, who died in this city Wednesday, will take place today from the undertaking rooms at the corner of D Street and Union Avenue.

Songer, Pauline
Mrs. Pauline Songer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1974 - Mrs. Pauline Songer of 317 W. Pitkin, Feb. 21, 1974. Wife of Frank H. Songer who passed away in January 1958. Mother of Mrs. Ruth Peterson and Mrs. Floreine Vail, both of Pueblo; Harry Songer, Trinidad, Colo. And George Songer, El Cajon, Calif. Sister of Mrs. Lula Johnson, Mrs. Irene Densmore and Mrs. Violet Hubersberger, all of Pueblo. Survived also by nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Songer was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, George F. McCarthy Almont Drawing Room, will be conducted by the Rev. Marion G. Hixson, pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View.

Sonneson, Peter
Peter Sonneson – New Castle Nonpareil – November 29, 1901 – Little Locals – The death of Peter Sonneson, at the insane asylum in Pueblo, is reported.

Sopel, Anna
Anna Sopel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2003 - Anna Sopel, 88, passed away July 25, 2003. Survived by her sister, Tess Carlisle; niece, Barbara (Guy) Robinson; and nephew, Michael Carlisle.

Soperorita, Mr.
Mr. Soperorita - Blue Valley Times - February 14, 1914 - Arrested as Slayer - Pueblo - Gastero Pecori was arrested at a grading camp seven miles south of the city and lodged in jail here on a charge of killing a fellow Italian named Soperorita in Trinidad Jan. 23. 

Soperorita, Unknown
Soperorita – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – February 13, 1914 – Arrested as Slayer – Pueblo. – Gastero Pecori was arrested at a grading camp seven miles south of the city and lodged in jail here on a charge of killing a fellow Italian named Soperorita in Trinidad Jan. 23.

Sopher, Harry and Gladys
Harry and Gladys Sopher - Greenhorn Valley News - September 3, 1999 - Memorial Service For Harry and Gladys Sopher. A memorial service for Harry and Gladys Sopher will be held at the Rye Home United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m. The Sophers were long time residents of Rye until seven years ago when they moved to Owensboro, Kentucky to be close to their only son. Harry died March 17, 1995 and Gladys died May 21, 1999. They are survived by son Harvey of Owensboro. Their daughter, Wanda Kay Houston, died in Mobile, Alabama, in April 1996. Grandchildren are David Houston of Mobile, Alabama, Michael Houston of Berkley, California and Andrea Ulberg of Owensboro. Two great grandchildren live in Mobile.

Sopko, Diana
Diana Sopko - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2002 - Age 54, born May 20, 1947, in Rocky Ford, peacefully passed away at her home in Yoder, Colo., on Feb. 12, 2002. She will be missed by her husband of 33 years, Paul Sopko III; daughter, Kelly and her husband Veldon Grasmick; son, Paul Sopko IV and his wife Jackie; grandchildren, Cayla Grasmick, Garrett Grasmick and Paul Sopko V; and countless friends and family. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Springs Community Church at 7290 Lexington Drive off of Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springs Community Church (Stephen Ministry), 1860 Dublin Blvd., Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

Sopko, John Steve
John Steve Sopko - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1997 - John Steve Sopko, 84, passed away Sept. 3, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Antonika Sopko, five brothers and two sisters. Survived by his daughter, Joyce A. (Homer) Montgomery, Colorado Springs- grandchildren, John H. (Cheri) Mitchell, Pueblo, and Charles A. Mitchell, La Junta, Colo.- great-grandchildren, KaCee Marie Mitchell and John Creston Mitchell- step great-grandchildren, Britney and Cortney Botts- sister, Catherine Krzywicki, Cleveland, Ohio- former granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Hight, Swink, Colo., and her daughter, Arah Elizabeth Hight- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sopko served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a machinist mate on the USS Vincennes. After the war, he attended National Radio School in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated in 1951. He retired from General Motors after a career which spanned 27 years. Mr. Sopko moved to La Junta in May of 1980 and had resided in Pueblo since 1985. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially in Canada. Graveside service and inurnment, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Veterans Court of Honor. Military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, 81005 for the House of Hope Children's Home in Mexico in his memory.

Sopko, Paul Jr.
Paul Sopko Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1998 - Paul Sopko Jr., 76, of Colorado Springs, died Sept. 2, 1998, at Pikes Peak Hospice. He was born March 15, 1922, in Kendrick, Colo. On May 2, 1946, he married Josephine (Gieck) Sopko. He was a rancher farmer. Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Mary Sopko- a sister, Helen Smith- and brother, John Sopko. Survived by wife- sons, Paul III (Diana) Sopko, Yoder, and Joe (Marlynn) Sopko, Pueblo- daughter, Sharon Anderson, Calhan- and sister, Mary McKay, Boone- six grandchildren- and two great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Swan-Law Slumber Rooms, 501 N. Cascade. Service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa, Colorado Springs, Colo. Burial, Calhan Cemetery, Calhan, Colo. Memorials may be made to Edison Volunteer Fire Department, 33645 Shear Road, Yoder, Colo. 80864.

Sore, Tory
Tony Sore - 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: Tony Sore 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 Tony Sore as an Austrian, age 44, 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:

Sorensen, Charles
Charles Sorensen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - Charles Sorensen died at a local hospital May 12th. Body at United-Davis-Vories.

Sorensen, Dennis Arden
Dennis Arden Sorensen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1998 - Dennis Arden Sorensen, Pueblo, born Nov. 11, 1938, died unexpectedly Aug. 7, 1998. Service in honor of Dennis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Tabor Lutheran Church. Family and friends are welcome. Interment, Saturday, Rosenburg Cemetery, Lindsay, Neb.

Sorensen, Helen E.
Helen E. (Smith) Sorensen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2001 - Helen E. Sorensen, 89, longtime area educator and schoolteacher, formerly of Fowler, died Feb. 15, 2001, in Aurora, Colo. Taught at Prairie Queen near Eads, Colo., for three years, three years at Hartman, one year at Holly, one year at Rocky Ford and 22 years as fifth-grade teacher at Fowler, retiring in 1975. Survived by daughters, Karen (Lee) Pollart of Aurora, and Mary Lou (Stephen) Miller of Denver; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Fowler United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Family prefers memorials to Fowler United Methodist Church or to Fowler Historical Society be sent in care of the funeral home.

Sorenson, Charles
Charles Sorenson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - Charles Sorenson died at a local hospital May 12th. Body at United Davis-Vories.

Sorenson, Lena
Lena "Lee" Sorenson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1999 - Lena "Lee" Sorenson, 93, passed away April 14, 1999. Survived by her son, Hal Sorenson Jr. Preceded in death by her husband, Hal Sorenson Sr., in 1976. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Scattering will take place at Mountain View Cemetery's Garden of Eternal Life

Sorenson, Norma Jean
Norma Jean "Bitsy" (Barrows) Sorenson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2002 - Norma Jean "Bitsy" (Barrows) Sorenson, formerly of Pueblo, died in Leadville on July 16, 2002, at the age of 49. She was born in Kansas City, Kan., on June 2, 1953, to Dr. Fredrick William and Jean Etta Barrows, both deceased. She graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1971. She is survived by children, Keri Marie and William Donald; sisters, Melodee LeMaster of Boulder and Wendy Larson of Aspen; and former husband, Donald Sorenson of Leadville. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 20, in Leadville. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Ness City, Kan. A fund has been established in her name for the education of her children. Contributions may be sent to the High Country Bank at 600 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461.

Sorenson, Robert J.
Robert J. Sorenson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1987 - Robert J. Sorenson of 317 Lake Ave., Sept. 26, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Barbara A. Sorenson. Father of Sean Sorenson and Shannon Sorenson of the family home; Robert J. Sorenson Jr., Kathleen Sorenson and Russell Sorenson of Philadelphia. Brother of William (Hazel) Sorenson of Philadelphia, Stepfather of Linda Fox, Amarillo, Texas; James Long, Maryland, and Christine McWhirt, Pueblo. Survived also by his grandchildren, Billy and Becky Fox; Nicola and Apryl Middelkamp and Charles Long. A Pueblo resident since 1975, Mr. Sorenson retired from the United States Air Force in 1964 after having served 22 years. He then was employed by Pueblo Color Center where he later retired again. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Retired Enlisted Men's Association. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, with full military honors, 2 p.m. Thursday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Sorstokke, Margaret Voires
Margaret Vories Sorstokke - Huerfano World - March 13, 2008 - Margaret Voires Sorstokke of North Bend, WA, passed away March 10, 2008 in Washington State. She was born to F. Benton and Edna Voires in La Veta on October 10, 1917. Margaret attended school in La Veta, graduating from La Veta High School in 1935. She also graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa. She married Ralph Sorstokke in Ogden, UT. They had four children, two boys, Ralph Jr. and Wesley and two daughters, Darlene and Carol. She was preceded in death by her husband. Funeral arrangements pending.

Sosa, Leopoldo
Leopoldo Sosa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2002 - Age 70, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Sotelo, Amada
Amanda T. Sotelo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2006 - Amada T. Sotelo, 79. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister departed peacefully on Nov. 7, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center, surrounded by her family and friends. Amada was born on Sept. 13, 1927, to the union of Pilar and Augustina L. Turrubiartez. Amada was preceded in death by her father, Pilar Turrubiartez; her husband, Augustine Sotelo; a son, Eugene “Gino” Sotelo; daughter, Eloisa Zuniga; and a sister, Antonia Maldonado. She is survived by her mother, Augustina Turrubiartez; her siblings, two brothers and six sisters; children, Augustine Sotelo Jr., Yolanda (Juan Diaz) San Juana, Janie Sotelo, Bidal Sotelo, Moses (Julie) Sotelo, Ernestina Lobato (Jaime Cera-Mendez), Ponciano J. Sotelo, Christina (Jesus) Gonzales; daughters, Consuelo (Porfirio) Ramirez, Augustina Armendarez, Adelina (Primitivo) Quiroz. She leaves to cherish many precious memories to her children, daughters, her mother, brothers, sisters, 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, to be born on or around March 2007, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also a host of nephews and nieces and many other family members and friends. Amada Sotelo was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-San Carlos Branch. She was devoted to her faith, loved singing with her sons and at family functions. She loved cooking for her family, friends and her church. Amada will be sadly missed by all of her family and all those who loved her. She has touched many lives with her love and presence. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Surfwood Lane. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to Fresenius Dialysis Center and Sandy at Parkview Neuro ICU for all of her loving care and support to our precious Amada and family.

Sotelo, Jeronimo G.
Jeronimo G. Sotelo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Jeronimo G. Sotelo, 84, passed away Aug. 8, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrocinio “Pat” Sotelo; numerous brothers, sisters and other relatives. Survived by her children, Isaac (Barbara) Maldonado and family, Ponce (Pam) Sotelo and family, Benny (Theresa) Sotelo and family and Dolores Chavez. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many special friends. “Grams” enjoyed quilting and giving them away. She loved to cook and care for everyone she knew. She loved the Denver Broncos and lived a long and caring life. She will be forever missed. Jeronimo was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, University Ward, 4720 Surfwood Lane, where the funeral service will be held, 10 a.m. Friday. Visitation at the funeral home will be noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends and family at the home of Isaac Maldonado, 2829 E. 14th St.

Soto, Caroline C.
Caroline C. Soto – Pueblo Chieftain – September 12, 2006 - Caroline C. Soto, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Soto; parents, Alfonso and Mary Ruiz; and brothers, Alfonso and Manuel Ruiz. She is survived by her sons, Fred (Elizabeth) Soto, Mike Soto and Samuel Soto Jr.; daughter, Cecilia (Joseph) Medina; brother, Cresencio "Chris" Ruiz; sister, Patricia Mediano; grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Medina and Grace Soto; and numerous other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, with a reception to follow at Romero's Hall.

Soto, Dora
Dora Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2004 - Dora Soto, 86, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2004. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John J. Soto; and daughter, Cornelia Felix. She is survived by her daughters, Mary L. Rose (John), Patricia A. Putnam (Dave), Rommie Sosa (Rafael), Grace Reliford (Elton); son, Steffan Soto; 16 grandchildren, and special granddaughter, Johanna Russell; 20 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Dora enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Imperial Funeral Home in her name.

Soto, Frank R.
Frank R. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2001 - Frank R. Soto, 84, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Augustine and Theresa Soto; brother, Fernando Soto, sister; Carmen Macias. Frank is survived by two children, Arlene (Jack) Castro of Pueblo, Robert Soto of Denver; two grandchildren, Celena and Jacob Castro; sisters, Mary Ann Lantz and Ruth Martinez; former wife, Dorothy Marck. Frank worked as a coal miner for over 30 years in the Walsenburg area. Cremation has already taken place at his request. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. The family will receive friends at FOE No. 1187 Eagles Hall, 512 Main St., Walsenburg, following the service. The family wishes to thank Parkview staff, Life Care Center, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Sue Halsey and staff of Pueblo Community Health Center for their wonderful care and support.

Soto, Ishmel Tapia
Ishmel Tapia Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1998 - Ishmel Tapia Soto, passed away Sept. 5, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Rev. Robert Sullivan, S.J., celebrant. Interment in Mexico.

Soto, John J.
John J. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2000 - John J. Soto, 80, passed away June 28, 2000. Survived by his loving wife, Dora; daughters, Mary (John) Rose, Patricia (Dave) Putnam, Romana (Rafael) Sosa, Grace (Elton) Reliford; and son, Steffan Soto; granddaughter, Johanna Russell; brothers, Manuel Soto and Pete (Esther) Soto; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Munoz and Conception Avina, and daughter, Cornelia Felix. John enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Visitation 8 a.m. to noon today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Rust, Loretta Medina and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care. The family will receive friends at Praise Assembly Family Life Center following the interment.

Soto, Marcos Sr.
Marcos Soto Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Marcos Soto Sr., 83, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Pueblo. He was born May 14, 1922, in Mexico City. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Eufimea K. Soto; children, Susan Hernandez, Julia (David) Mondragon, George (Cindi) Soto; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by his sons, Marcos Jr. and Carlos. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. today, and funeral to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Soto, Marcus
Marcus Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2002 - Marcus Soto passed away Aug. 19. Arrangements pending. Marcus Soto is the uncle of Desiree Chavez, a Chieftain switchboard operator. Please do not charge for this obit. Obit placed by Desiree Chavez, 561-1023. - Marcos Soto Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2002 - Marcos Soto Jr., 55, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 19, 2002. Born Jan. 21, 1947, in Saragosa, Mexico. Preceded in death by one brother, Carlos Soto. Survived by parents, Marcos and Eufemia Soto Sr., Pueblo; children, Marcos (Dawn) Soto III, Marlene (Teddy) Pendergrass, Carlos Montoya and Angelina Montoya; grandchildren, Sebastian, Sergio, Esperanza, Michael Jr. and Jordyn Ray; sisters, Julia (David) Mondragon and Susie Hernandez; brother, George Soto; best friend and son, Geno Maes. Marcos enjoyed cooking, fishing, Southwestern art, the Broncos, baseball and family time. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Chaplain James Salk. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Soto, Margaret
Margaret Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - Margaret Soto , 81, born on Jan. 23, 1923 in Pueblo, CO, passed on to eternal life May 23, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dionisio T. and Belen Guerrero; brother Larry (Dora) Guerrero; and sisters, Jennie (Richard) Montoya, Nancy (George) Garcia, Mary (Gus) Cruz, and special friend Mary H. Shiner. Her loving memory will be cherished by those who survived her: husband Jess Soto and daughter Nancy C. DeSoto of Pueblo; son Robert L. and grandchildren Seve and Sabrina DeSoto of Golden, CO. Also survived by her brothers, Jess (Rose) Guerrero, Joe (Cecilia) Guerrero, of Pueblo; sisters Dolores (Lawrence) Garcia of San Jose, CA., Ann Leyba of Pueblo, CO; and numerous other relatives, God children, and friends. Margaret loved her family, church, and enjoyed spending time in her rose garden. She will be deeply missed by the many lives she touched. Rosary at 8 p.m. May 27, Memorial mass at 11 a.m. May 28, 2004, both at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Church, 421 Clark St., Pueblo CO 81003. Cremation has taken place.

Soto, Samuel Sr.
Samuel Soto Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2003 - Samuel Soto Sr. peacefully passed from this life surrounded by family and friends on April 1, 2003. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memories his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Cecilia (Joseph) Medina; sons, Samuel Jr., Fred and Mike; grandkids, Amanda and Jo-Jo; sister, Santitos (Marcos) Rocha; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and special friends. Samuel was born in Taft, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1944. After high school, he served in the United States Air force. He settled in Colorado shortly after his tenure with the military and worked at the CF&I until he retired in the mid-90s. “Sam” was a family man and put his family first in everything that he did. He had a great sense of humor and was kind to everyone he met. He was proud of the family that he raised and supported, and they are proud of him. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Soto, Victoria
Victoria Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2002 - Victoria Soto, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2002. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Bennie Soto Sr. Beloved mother of Bennie Jr. (Cantita) Soto, Rita (Manuel) Rios, Anthony Soto Sr., Michael (Barbara) Soto Sr., Carla (Tony) Autobee and Carlos (Jackie) Soto; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe, John, Leo, Bobby, Lupe, Connie, Helen, Barbara; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Ortegon, Dr. Cohen and his staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, especially Lucy Tafoya, Dr. Pomerantz, Dr. Stigman at University Hospital, Sheryl, Melody, Michelle, Kim, Stewart Francies and Deacon John of Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Father Racki, Father Gallagher, Alison, Ruth, Mimi, Fredrick of Joslins, Agapito and Flora Fresquez from San Francisco, Mary Lou and Joe Zamora, Frances and Ernie Aragon, Vicky Vega, Jennie Guzman, Arlene Montez, Freda Moore, Charlene Manweiler, Louie and Connie Fox. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Soto, Viola B.
Viola B. Soto - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Viola B. Soto, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 22, 1999. Born March 22, 1926, in Gardner, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Pete Soto- her parents, Manuel and Augustina Perelta Barela- one brother, Joe Barela- one sister, Flora Duran- and her granddaughter, Antoinett Garcia. Survived by son, Ross (Christine) Soto, Pueblo- daughters, Kathy (Elbert Espinosa) Galvan, Pueblo, Lucy (Don) Trujillo, Pueblo, and Patty (Fred Valdez) Espinoza, Pueblo. Viola raised a grandson, John (Nora Lucero) Galvan, Pueblo- brothers, Benny (Ophelia) Barela and Willie (Phyllis) Barela, both of Colorado Springs- sisters, Jenny (Lloyd) Cruz and Theresa Ramos, both of Colorado Springs- 15 grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1-7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel Church. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 2541 Begonia, home of daughter Patty, 561-9389.

Soukup, Josephine F.
Josephine F. Soukup - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2000 - Josephine F. Soukup, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20, 2000. She is preceded in death by loving husband of 61 years, George E. Soukup, 1997. She is survived by children, Maureen Moore of Pueblo and Marsha (Skip) Flynn of Pueblo West; sister, Alice Roberts of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Margaret Soukup of Wilson, Kan., and Dorothy Kratky of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart; past member Cathedral Altar and Rosary Society; past member of Daughters of Isabella. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in memory of Josephine F. Soukup to the Renovation Fund Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Southcotte, Charles W.
Pastor Charles W. Southcotte - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Pastor Charles W. Southcotte, of Avondale, passed away March 14, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joan Southcotte of the family home. Also survived by children, Patricia (Steve) Dedrick, Durango, Colo., David (Deborah) Southcotte, Lancaster, Mass., Charles M. Southcotte, Durango, Colo.; grandchildren, Cara, Kelsie, Jake, David Jr. and Danielle; brother, Don Southcotte, Oregon; sisters, Patricia Pulaski, Montana, and Mary Berger, New York. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Charles W. Southcotte served our country for 21 years in the Navy. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Lions Club International, Boy Scouts of America, NFAMLP and the Ultra-Light Association. As a member of several communities during his lifetime, Pastor Chuck served God by giving back in many ways as he has for the past four years as the pastor and spiritual leader at Avondale United Methodist Church. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. Memorial service, Saturday, March 18, 2000, 10 a.m., Avondale United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Avondale United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 237, Avondale, Colo., 81022 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Souther, Frank
Frank Souther - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1958 - Frank Souther Rites Wednesday - Frank Souther, lifelong Pueblo resident, died at a hospital here Sunday. He was 67. The deceased was born March 4, 1890, and farmed many years on St. Charles Mesa. Among survivors are five sisters - Mrs. J.F. Waller, Mrs. W. S. Conner and Mrs. E. E. Oliver, all of Pueblo; Mrs. A. J. Doolin, Fowler, and Mrs. Lydia Kerr, of Kansas. Services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Mortuary. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. DAVIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL - Frank Souther, late of 736 Veta, Sunday. Brother of Mrs. J.F. Waller, Mrs. W. S. Conner, Mrs. E. E. Oliver, all of Pueblo; Mrs. A. J. Doolin, Fowler, and Mrs. Lydia Kerr, Kansas. A life long resident of Pueblo, having farmed on St. Charles Mesa for many years; his mother, Mrs. Ruth C. Souther, died in 1928. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday. Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel. To Mountain View.

Souther, John William
John William Souther - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1987 - John William Souther was born in Monte Vista, Colo., and passed away in Pueblo, Oct. 1, 1987, after a lengthy illness. A veteran of WWII, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After 39 years of service, most of which was as a furnace operator, he retired from CF&I in January 1979. Predeceased by his wife, Ruby, June 19, 1982. Father of Faye (Robert) Dahl of Rawlins, Wyo.; Bob (Nancy) Souther of Littleton; Ann (Paul) Drake of Creede; and Bill (Karen) Souther and Karen J. Souther, both of Pueblo. Brother of Mary Souther of Pueblo. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and his wife's parents, Neal and Mildred Baysinger, of La Veta. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Mace officiating. Contributions are preferred to the memorial fund of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Southward, Irma June
Irma June Southward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Irma June Southward, 95, passed away April 17, 2003. Survived by her daughters, Ina (John R.) Smith of Wild Horse, Colo., Amy B. (Al) McGrath of La Junta and Doris (Bob) Finke of Laverkin, Utah; four grandchildren, John, Gale, Jeff and Edith; one step-grandchild, Jason; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Taryn, Eric and Amanda; and two step-great-grandchildren, Jehnna and Chris. Irma was born June 15, 1907, in La Junta, Colo., to Lark and Edith Dickason, who precede her in death. She was employed as a clerk at the Pueblo Army Depot and was a member of Park Hill Christian Church, Royal Neighbors and Rebekah Lodge. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2003, at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta with the Rev. John Dell officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Park Hill Christian Sunday School Fund through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 27642 Homestead Loop, La Junta, Colo. Online condolences,

Sowell, Emily Ann
Emily Ann Sowell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Emily Ann Sowell, 80, made a peaceful transition Sunday, July 23, 2006. Born in Pueblo, Colo., August 11, 1925 to Francis and Walter Mutz, who both preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her only sibling, Donald Mutz. Devoted wife of Arthur L. Sowell for 57 years. Loving mother to Erick D. Sowell, Carolyn J. Murphy (Jerry), Thomas L. Sowell (Joanie), Dennis A. Sowell (Phyllis). Loving step-mother to Patricia Grout and Daniel Henderson (Vickie), who all survive her. Also survived by and remembered fondly by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. As a young woman Emily worked briefly in the CF&I where she was involved in a serious accident (when a charging car crushed her). She escaped with her life, and soon afterward married the Locomotive Engineer that had given her first aid. Emily became a homemaker; she devoted herself to the care, needs and activities of others, primarily her husband and children. She and her husband Arthur were among those who helped bring Age-group Competitive Swimming in Pueblo to what it is today. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, but by none more than her loving husband Arthur, who was drawn to her exceptional beauty, uncommon grace, and fine character over all these many years. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or food, that you share whatever abundance you may have with a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the staff and clients of Pueblo Extended Care Center, where she has resided in Loving Care for over three years, God Bless You All! Memorial service Friday, July 28, 2006 at 3:00 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West. Roger Hupp officiating. Private inurnment.

Sowers, Gregory Allen
Gregory Allen Sowers - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Allen Sowers, 21, of Rocky Ford, died Aug. 25, 1999. Vigil service, 6p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999.There will be no visitation. Both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Sowers, Mary G.
Mary Giordano Sowers - Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - Mary Giordano Sowers, 80, a former resident of Walsenburg, died June 2, 1991, in Mason, TX. Survivors include a son, Cecil Sowers Jr., Oceanside, CA; two daughters, Catherine (George) Bush, and Betty (William) Alt, Pueblo; six grandchildren, three brothers, Eugene Giordano, Farmington, NM, Mike Giordano, Pagosa Springs and Joe Giordano, Pueblo; a sister, Lucille Ritzus, Pueblo; nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation, no service.

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