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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Spade, Eva E.
Eva E. Spade - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Eva E. Spade, 88, died Aug. 15, 1997, at La Junta Nursing Home. Services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at 10 a.m. Visitation at funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Survived by one daughter, Beatrice Spade- and one sister, Eleanor Milenski, both of Rocky Ford.

Spady, Elkana
Elkana Spady - Kiowa County Press - December 2, 2003 - Elkana Spady was born May 28, 1912. His birth certificate says he was born in Berns, Kansas, but his father's Bible says he was born in Marion, Kansas. He was the third child of Conrad and Wilheminia "Minnie" (Meier) Spady. His parents moved from Kansas to Colorado in 1914. They claimed a homestead south of Haswell where several of Minnie's sisters and brothers also had claims. When the weather got dry and crops were bad, the family moved to Bronquist, west of Pueblo, where Conrad worked at the steel mill. Minnie and the boys farmed, milked cows, and raise chickens in order to sell cream and eggs. They lived here for six years. In 1925, at the age of 13, Elk moved with his family to Avondale, where Conrad farmed. Later, the family moved to the St. Charles river bottom, much closer to Pueblo. In 1929, Elk left his family and moved to Haswell, where he lived with his uncle, Carl, and aunt, Evelyn Meier, and lived on the "silo field." Elk broke out and farmed 25 acres of the homestead, and 100 acres on Minnie's homestead. The family did well by farming and milking cows. In 1930, the rest of the family joined Elk at the homestead in Haswell, where they all lent a hand with the farming. At the age of 21, Elk had three surgeries for a ruptured appendix, which almost took his life. At the time of discharge from the hospital after the third surgery, Elk weighed 90 pounds. In 1936, Elk and his brother, Alvin, "batched" on an irrigation farm at Las Animas rented from Ed Simon. At this time, Elk bought a new 1938 Dodge truck, paying $30 per month, with a final payment of $300. This truck was used to haul beets for area farmers, and their own crop during the day. At night, they took turns driving loads of coal to make extra money. Elk also hauled gravel at Eads with Will Singer to make extra money. One day, when the truck broke down, he walked from Galatia to Haswell. Elk attended the Kiowa County Fair the year that it snowed. Elk did not have much formal education, quitting school at the sixth grade level to help on the farm. The first school that he attended was a quarter mile south of the homestead. Elk's first grade teacher was later to be his daughter-in-law's grandmother, Mrs. Florence Doak. Elk had worlds of common sense and experiential knowledge that he has passed on to his children, grandchildren, and anyone else who asked his advice or wanted to hear his knowledge. Elk was a great storyteller. His stories were always in demand at family gatherings by his children and grandchildren. Elk met his wife, Hazel Irene Roberts, at a carnival in Las Animas after work on a Saturday night. They were married Jun 8, 1942, in Syracuse, Kansas. Elk and Hazel lived in the "brown" house on the Simon place in Las Animas until January 13, 1943. At this time Elk, Hazel and Bonnie, who was two months old, moved to the Spady homestead. Elk and Hazel have resided at the homestead for 57 years. He served on the Haswell School Board for eight years. During these years, they have raised their five children, ranched and farmed until Elk's health forced him to take a partial retirement. At age 87, Elk was baptized into the Lutheran faith January 17, 2000. Pastor John Kurth baptized him in his home. He was the oldest person that the pastor has baptized. Elk passed from this life in the family home 38 days after this 88th birthday, the evening of July 5, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. with his wife, Hazel, daughter, Bonnie, and sister-in-law, Kitty Ann Long, by his side. Family and friends will miss him dearly. Elk is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughters, Bonnie (Dwight) Lessenden and Barbara Wroblewski; sons, Donald Spady, Roger (Vernie) Spady and Richard (Carole) Spady; grandchildren, Travis, Celena and Tearle Lessenden, Joe (Tammie), Cari and Linda Wroblewski, Heath (Charity) and Lonnie (Beth) Spady, Reese (Amy), Mandy and Chad Spady, friend Lucrecia Parker, and Millicent and Tara Spady; great grandchildren, Taylor and Jaxon Spady, Michael and Sheyenne Spady, Dustin Wroblewski, and one more expected in October. Also surviving are two sisters, Sara Truitt of Dallas, Texas, and Edna (Kenneth) Boudrie of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Elk was preceded in death by his parent, two half brothers, one brother and three sisters. Funeral services for Elkana Spady were held Saturday, July 8, 2000, at the Haswell Community Building in Haswell with Pastor John Kurth officiating. Philomene Liesen served as pianist. Vocalists were Doris Lessenden, Kristie Bohrer and Larry Bohrer. Musical selections were "Whispering Hope," "Daddy's Hands," and "Go Rest High on the Mountain." Casket bearers were Elk's grandsons, Heath Spady, Lonnie Spady, Travis Lessenden, Tearle Lessenden, Chad Spady, Reese Spady and Joe Wroblewski. Honorary casket bearers were Elk's special friends, Clarence Long, Pete Stoker, Done Stawlley, George Blackburn, Ed Dean, Ray Schneider and Alvin Siefkas. Final committal services were held at the Haswell Cemetery. Following the conclusion of the services, the large gathering returned to the Haswell Community Building for a time of refreshment and a meal provided by the Haswell Community. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Spafford, Arthur D.
Arthur D. Spafford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2005 - Arthur D. Spafford, 81, born March 8, 1923, in Baltimore, Md., passed away March 2, 2005, in Pueblo West. He is survived by his wife, Frances Kikuyo Spafford; and niece, Pat (Marty) Jones of Baltimore. Arthur served in the U.S. Army during WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the army after 30 years of service. Viewing, 2 to 4:30 p.m. today, at the funeral home. There will be no service. Private interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

Spagnoli, Philomena
Philomena Spagnoli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1999 - Philomena Spagnoli, 87, passed away March 26, 1999, at Life Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis Spagnoli in 1982- parents, Leo and Catherine Repola- brother, Frank Repola- sister, Rose Blakely- son-in-law, Sam Giarratano- and daughter-in-law, Shirley Spagnoli. Survived by her son, Charles Spagnoli, Denver- daughters, Mariann Giarratano and Phyllis (Frank)Cowgill, both of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren- 15great-grandchildren- sister, Mary (Nick) Tessitore of Walsenburg-sister-in-law, Elivia Repola of Denver- and brother-in-law, Earl Blakely of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Spagnoli was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, where the Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in lieu of food and flowers. Family will receive friends at 165-P Kingsley Ave

Spahr, Margaret L.
Margaret "Peggy" L. Spahr - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1998 - Margaret "Peggy" L. Spahr, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 9, 1998. Born Oct. 1, 1914, to Charles and Della (Slagel) Chambers in Troy, Ohio. Mrs. Spahr was preceded in death by her husband, David- and two brothers, Don and Charles Chambers. She is survived by her only son, Michael (Sandra) Spahr, Harpster, Ohio- grandchildren, David Spahr of Denver, Diana Graski of Colorado Springs, Stacey Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, and Steven Spahr of Johannesburg, Mich.- great-grandchildren, Alynn and Danielle Brown and Isaiah Spahr- and her many brothers and sisters of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. A is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Elder Andre Fredette Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will conduct the service.

Spalding, Willie Jean
Willie Jean Spalding - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1986 - Willie Jean Spalding, late of Anchorage, Alaska, died Nov. 20, 1986, in an Anchorage hospital. Survived by her husband, Joe Spalding; children, Jeanne (John) Collins, Lake Havasau, Ariz.; Alan (Darlene) Spalding and James Spalding, all of Anchorage. Also survived by two grandchildren, Adam L. Ward of Arizona; and Melanie C. Ward of Colorado and her brother, W. G. Swafford, Pueblo. Member of AARP. Mrs. Spalding was born in Cotter, Ark., Aug. 23, 1 922. She had been an Anchorage resident for 32 years. Preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Spangler, Annabel F.
Annabel F. Spangler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2000 - Annabel F. Spangler, born Dec. 21, 1909, in Minneapolis, Minn., died Jan. 18, 2000, in Pueblo. Married in 1936 to Norman R. Spangler who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her parents, Marie Grace and Michael Formico, and her brother, Martin Formico. Survived by children, Catherine M. Spangler and Peter N. (Glennell) Spangler; grandchildren, Melissa R. (David) Jacober, Peter Brian (Julie) Spangler and Ann Marie (Scott Cooper) Spangler; and great-grandson, Cameron Paul Jacober. Also survived by brothers, Frank (Rosemary) Formico, Russell Formico and Richard (Mary Ann) Formico; sister, Catherine Myhre; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Spangler and her husband moved to Pueblo in 1950 and founded the family business, Spangler's Home Fashions. Mrs. Spangler was a devout member of St. Pius X Church. She was a member of the National Degree of Honor Association and a past member of the Pilot Club. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Pius X Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church on Saturday, Jan. 22. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. After the services, the family will receive guests at 15 Heaton Place. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Spangler, Jack L.
Jack L. Spangler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2000 - Jack L. Spangler, 44, formerly of Plymouth, Mass., died unexpectedly on March 28, 2000, at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Mass. He was the devoted husband of Linda Lee (Eiland) Spangler; and loving father of Jacob and Jillian Spangler; all of Sandwich, Mass; beloved son of Jack S. Spangler of Pueblo, and Bertha M. (Beck) (Spangler) Staadt of Welda, Kan.; cherished son-in-law of Shirley Ames of Pueblo; and dear brother of Connie Ryan of Pueblo; and his niece, Robin Calloway of Pueblo. The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Pilgrimage, Town Square, Plymouth, with the Rev. Gary Marks officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. Cremation will take place at Mayflower Crematory in Duxbury, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Plymouth youth soccer or basketball leagues.

Spanjol, Pearl B.
Pearl B. Spanjol - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2001 - Age 93, former resident of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. Survived by her daughter, Marilyn Lou (William) Gartner of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Joetta Youngling, Janet Spanjol, Kris Spanjol, Bryan Gartner and Tammy Gartner; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy Spanjol, on July 28, 1986; and son, Dr. LeRoy Spanjol in 1967. Born March 14, 1908, in Olden, Mo. Pearl was a member of Herold's Club and Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Spanjol, Roy
Roy Spanjol - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1986 - Roy Spanjol, a resident of Pueblo for 65 years, died July 28, 1986, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Birbinj, Yugoslavia, July 27, 1901, and was a barber for 50 years. Survived by his wife, Pearl Spanjol of the family home; and daughter, Marilyn Gartner and grandchildren, Bryan and Tammy Gartner, all of Colorado Springs; and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by a son, Dr. Leroy Spanjol and is also survived by his son's children, Janet Spanjol, Dunkirk, N.Y.; Kris Spanjol, Crockett, Calif.; and Jaetta Spanjol, Alameda, Calif. Member of Creation Fraternal Union of America Lodge No. 82. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Mitchell officiating. The omission of flowers is requested and memorials may be made to SRDA direct or through the Rouch Funeral Home office.

Spann, Harold
Harold Spann - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Harold Spann, 82, a retired steelworker passed away March 23, 2003, at Westwind Campus of Care. Born March 2, 1921, in New Orleans, La. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was wounded. Preceded in death by parents, Haywood and Mary Tarlee (Freeman) Spann; a brother, Charles Spann; five sisters, Gladys Nell Troullier, Pearl Williams, Berniece Harry, Charlene Brooks, Lena Franklin; former wife, Eula Braxton Spann; daughter, Jessica “Sue” Spann Conner. Survived by son, Lon Spann; granddaughter, Chandra Schaibel; siblings, Marcell (Janet) Troullier, Estelle (Clarence) Rockemore. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Spanodda, Antonio
Antonio Spanodda – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Antonio Spanodda is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Antonio Spanodda: Italian, age 32, single. 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.

Spargur, George W.
George W. Spargur - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1944 - George W. Spargur died at 1816 E. Eighth St., Monday. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Esther Garrett, 1816 E. Eighth, and Mrs. C. E. Morgan, Denver, one sister, Mrs. Ella Becksted of Pueblo, and one brother, Henry W. Spargur, Fowler. Funeral services from our chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Fowler cemetery. Larson Funeral Home, Fowler.

Sparkman, Charlie Oscar
Charlie Oscar Sparkman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1986 - Charlie Oscar Sparkman, 95, passed away on Nov. 26, 1986, in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Sparkman is survived by his second wife, Lou Willa Sparkman of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Charles Sparkman of Burns Flat, Okla., and Lonnie Sparkman of Amarillo; two daughters, Rita Humphrey and Betty (Jim) James, both of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sparkman was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby K. Sparkman, in 1968. Mr. Sparkman was born in Denton, Texas. He lived in Amarillo since 1959 and was a resident of Pueblo prior to that date. He was a retired, self-employed welder and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Amarillo and Temple Baptist Church in Pueblo. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Sunrise Slope. Please omit food. The family may be contacted at the home of grandson, Dale Graham, 209 Fordham Circle.

Sparks, Almore
Almore “Sparky” Sparks – Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1990 – Almore “Sparky” Sparks, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away February 2, 1990. Mr. Sparks was a member of several senior bowling leagues. He retired as a craneman from CF&I, after 30 years of service. Mr. Sparks was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 1989, and his son Clinton Eugene Sparks in 1985. Survivors include one son, David Sparks, Pueblo; two daughters, Marilyn Staggs, Pueblo; and Donna (Tim) Ryan, Colorado Springs; four grandchildren, Dean and Janet Sparks; Lisa smith and Meghan staffs; daughter-in-law, Darlene Sparks; two brothers, Everette (Mollie) sparks, Pueblo; and Melvin (Barbara) Sparks, Broomfield; two sisters, Inez (Bernard) Keller, Pueblo; and Midge (Pete) Cusano, Cerritos, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Bud Rousset of Vineland Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Gardens Cemetery. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society directly or though the funeral home office.

Sparks, Dorwin David
Dorwin David Sparks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Dorwin David Sparks, 78, was born Nov. 8, 1927, and passed away Jan. 30, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorwin and Gertrude Sparks of Springfield, Colo.; three sisters, Mary Crutchfield, Elise Mae Friesen, Ethelyn Sparks; one brother, Howard Sparks; and wife, Teresa Sparks. He is survived by his wife, Georgie Sparks of Pueblo; five children, Peggy (Chuck) Meyer, Rocky Ford, Colo., Gail Sparks, Swink, Colo., Douglas (Beverly) Sparks, Pueblo, Colo., Michael (Marlys) Sparks, Green River, Wyo., and Rodney (Val) Sparks, Pittsburgh, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Mary Rose Baccarella, North Highland, Calif., Phyllis (Richard) Jansen, Sparks, Nev., and Vivian Gradisar, Pueblo, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bertha Fike, Canon City, Colo., Helen Gratham, Sun City, Ariz., Lily Pienovi, Portland, Ore., Phyllis (Tom) Zamarripa, Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Fred (Karen) Sparks, Raton, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousin, Bonnie Draper, Pueblo; along with a host of friends. Dorwin was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving two years during WWII, and another two years during the Korean War. When the family lived in La Junta, he owned his dental lab that served the area. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for several years. He retired in 1986, after 30 years of service at the Colorado State Hospital, working in the boiler plant as an engineer. He spent his retirement years with his wife, Georgie, enjoying, raising and caring for horses, and playing cards with his many friends. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006; all at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Westwind staff for their wonderful, dedicated and kind help that "Dave" received at Westwind Nursing Home Hall 3.

Sparks, Everett H.
Everett H. Sparks - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2003 - Everett H. Sparks, 87, passed away Aug. 5, 2003. Survived by his children, Susan Kay (Rick) Roos of Aurora, Colo., Carey Lee (David) Murphy of Pueblo West, Dall E. (Tammy) Sparks of Pueblo and Gary D. (Beth) Sparks of Sausalito, Calif.; brother, Melvin L. (Barbara) Sparks of Broomfield, Colo.; sister, Marjorie Cusano of Cerritos, Calif.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Florence Evelyn "Mollie" Sparks on March 20, 2003; daughter, Carol Joan LeBlanc; brother, Almore Sparks; and sister, Inez Keller. Everett was born Sept. 29, 1915, in La Veta, Colo., and graduated from Canon City High School in 1933. He and Mollie were married May 4, 1940, in Raton, N.M. Everett was a land and cattle broker and a longtime member of Calvary Church. Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, with Pastor Dave Asch and Rev. George White officiating. There will be no viewing. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Gideons International or Calvary Church, through the funeral home. Online condolences,

Sparks, Florence Evelyn
Florence Evelyn "Mollie" Sparks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2003 - Florence Evelyn "Mollie" Sparks, 83, passed away March 20, 2003. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Everett Sparks; children, Susan Kay (Rick) Roos of Aurora, Colo., Carey Lee (David) Murphy of Pueblo West, Dall E. (Tamra) Sparks of Pueblo and Gary D. (Beth) Sparks of Sausalito, Calif.; sister, Betty (Harvey) Opfer of Canon City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Joan LeBlanc; brothers, Joseph W. Stoner Jr. and Bob Stoner; and sister, Dorothy McCrory. Mollie was born June 16, 1919, in Sherman, Ill. She and Everett were married May 4, 1940, in Raton, N.M. Longtime member of Calvary Church. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, with Pastor Dave Asch and Rev. George White officiating. There will be no viewing. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Calvary Church or Gideon's International through the funeral home.

Sparks, Michael
Michael Sparks – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – May 7, 1915 – Two Killed by Mine Blast – Walsenburg. – An explosion of unknown origin in the first and second entries of the Mutual mine, two miles west of Walsenburg, instantly killed two men and injured two. The dead are: Michael Sparks, single, 28 years old, and Michael Gretch, married 38 years old. The injured are: William Coleman, slightly; Stanley Smolski, seriously. The men had gone into the mine but a few minutes before the explosion. The explosion shook the mine buildings.

Sparks, Mike
Mike Sparks - Walsenburg World - May 8, 1915 - Explosion in Mutual Mine - Explosion in Mutual Mine, 2 miles west of Walsenburg occurred about 1:20 Sunday afternoon, instantly killing 2 men and wounding 2 men. The dead men are Mike Sparks, a single man aged 28 years and Mike Gretch, a married man aged 38 years. Injured men are William Coleman and Stanly Smolsky, the first slightly injured and the latter more seriously. The explosion was felt at the mine office and the clerk notified the superintendent, Clyde Caballiet who was at the boarding house. Walsen and Robinson Mines were called for the rescue crew. First aid crew was on the scene in 20 minutes. A pumper, Charles Woolman was in the mine away from the explosion and started out. He assisted Coleman into the cage and brought him out. The rescue team brought out the others. Mutual Mine is owned by Mutual Coal Co. of Denver.

Sparks, W. C.
W. C. Sparks - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 10, 1916 - Three Shot Over Suit - Pueblo - W. C. Sparks was instantly killed and John Akens and the latter's mother were shot and seriously injured in an affray near Boone, twenty miles east of Pueblo. The affair is said to have been due to testimony given regarding a land claim.

Sparr, Daniel
Daniel Sparr - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2006 - Judge Sparr dies at 75 - Denver - Long before he became a judge in Denver, Daniel Sparr worked in Pueblo and traveled the Lower Arkansas Valley for his job with the Mountain Bell telephone company. U.S. District Judge Daniel Sparr, 75, died Nov. 9 of complications from cancer and heart disease. His funeral service is Friday in suburban Denver. A Denver native, he worked for Mountain Bell from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, selling directory advertising and overseeing telephone operators, his son, Stephen Sparr, said. Daniel Sparr was about 35 when he began his legal career in Denver in 1966 after he had decided he wanted to become a lawyer. In 1977, Democrat Gov. Dick Lamm appointed Sparr as a state district judge in Denver. He served until 1990 when Republican President George H.W. Bush nominated him to be a federal judge for Colorado. Judge Sparr handled the normal federal court mix of criminal cases and civil cases, many from Southeastern Colorado. Among his cases were lawsuits about the constitutionality of Colorado's campaign finance laws and election laws. "He loved being a judge and the other thing he loved was his family," said Stephen Sparr, a Denver attorney." Judge Sparr's wife, Sue Long Sparr, was born and raised in Alamosa where her father and grandfather operated Alamosa Farmers Lumber Co, Stephen Sparr said. The Sparrs spent relaxation time for more than 50 years at a family cabin 17 miles from Del Norte, Stephen Sparr recalled. Unfailingly cordial, Judge Sparr regularly invited friends, lawyers and a few news reporters who covered the court to "come up (to his courthouse office) and let's have coffee." In 2001, Judge Sparr began working part time and continued until earlier this year when he was hospitalized and underwent open heart surgery. He died in Colorado Springs where he and his wife moved a few years ago. His funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at West Bowles Community Church. He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1955 and is to be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Judge Sparr is survived by his wife; sons, Mike, a Colorado Springs physician, and Stephen; and grandsons Jared and Jacob Sparr.

Sparrow, Edward C. Jr.
Edward C. Sparrow Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1986 - Edward C. Sparrow Jr., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept 10, 1986, at his residence in Sacramento, Calif. Services at Mt. Vernon Mortuary, Fair Oaks, Calif.

Spath, Harold G.
Harold G. Spath – Colorado Springs Free Press – August 18, 1969 – Harold G. Spath Dies in Pueblo – Harold G. Spath of Pueblo, past potentate of Al Kaly Temple, died Saturday morning in Pueblo. He was about 65. The temple includes membership from Colorado Springs south to the New Mexico border. Spath was a retired salesman for Butler Paper Co. at Pueblo. He was a trustee for the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospitals. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mildred Spath of 510 W. 23rd St., Pueblo, and three children. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Davis Mortuary. Burial will be at Pueblo.

Spath, Mildred Lee
Mildred Lee Spath - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 30, 1994 - Mildred Lee Spath, 93, a homemaker and lifelong Colorado resident, died Oct. 27, 1994, in Pueblo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo, with the Rev. Earlene Cornell officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Adrian Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Spath was born Sept. 4, 1901, in Pueblo to Charles W. and Cora A. (Blodgett) Lee. She was married to Harold M. Spath, who is deceased. Mrs. Spath is survived by a daughter, Corinne Wilson of Pueblo; two sons, Charles of Arvada, and Harold Jr., of Colorado Springs; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blind Library at Divine Science Church, the Divine Science Church, or Sangre De Cristo Hospice, all in care of Adrian Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo 81003.

Speakman, Ruby E.
Ruby E. Speakman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1998 - Ruby E. Speakman of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 1998, just prior to her birthday on Aug. 18 when she would have been 88 years old. Ruby was in every sense a true pioneer. She was the second child of Dave and Annie Potter who came to Pueblo at the turn of the century by way of covered wagon, traveling through what was then Oklahoma Territory and the eastern plains of Colorado. Known by those who loved her for her independence and fortitude and her real love of flowers, especially roses. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a practical nurse. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Aaron Speakman- brothers, Glen and Burl Potter- and baby sister, Donna Lee Lewis. She will be greatly missed by those who survive, including brother, Verlin B. Potter- sisters, Vonnie Perkins and Beulah Whitehead- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Speaks, Sophia Eden
Sophia Eden Speaks - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Sophia Eden Speaks, cherished child and friend, born July 12, 2004, passed away Oct. 13, 2004. Survived by her mother, Megan Speaks; big sister, Elenore Speaks; grandparents, Don and Gwen Speaks, all of Pueblo; aunts, Shannon Speaks of New York and Hillary Speaks of Colorado Springs; great-grandparents and cousins. There will be no viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Pastor Rick Calhoun officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Nature Center in Sophia's name, through the funeral home.

Spear, Alta W.
Alta W. Spear - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2001 - Alta W. Spear of 2707 N. Grand Ave. passed away peacefully at home October 4. She was 98 years old. She was born to Wiley and Carrie Clothier in Sylvia Kan., Feb. 12, 1903. She had six children, five still living: Jack in Pueblo, Peggy McCallum and Joanne Moritz in Fort Worth, Daryl in Spokane, Wash., David of Albuquerque, N.M., and Phillip, who preceded her in death in 1998. Also 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. One grandson, Jim, lived with her for 38 years, and Cyril Williams, who was like a grandson, stayed with her for 20 years. Cyril and his wife Linda just celebrated their second wedding anniversary. Alta has three sisters and a brother still living, Nellie Shepherd, Bessie Hardin and Ordo Clothier of Sacramento, Calif., and Freda Werner of Hutchinson, Kan. She was an active member of Central Christian Church 51 years, and involved in Christian Action, helping to make quilts with a goal to see that each youth in BoyÕs Ranch had his very own quilt. She was active in Meals on Wheels for many years, and a past Regeant of DAR. She was humble when honored with the many plaques from different organizations of the community over the years. She was an inspiriation to all races, teaching many of the youth the value of education, manners, and also helping them financially. She was so very proud when they graduated from high school, with some going on to college and others to good jobs. Memorial services will be held at Central Christian Church at 11a.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Spear, Gene W.
Gene W. Spear - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2003 - Gene W. Spear, 80, passed away June 12, 2003. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Marijane Spear, of the family home; father-in-law, Frank J. Chantala, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, David F. Chantala, Denver, and Richard G. Chantala, Monterrey, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Norma Kay (Ronald) Perko and Patricia J. McKinney, both of Pueblo, Sharon Riggs, Denver, and Diane Kim (David) Chantala-Taft of Cary, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and other relatives. Gene was born on Jan. 27, 1923, in Delta, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was a champion roller skater, both in singles and doubles competitions. Veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving as a B-29 pilot, during World War II. After his discharge, he worked for Power Equipment for many years, and from 1967 until 1979, he and Marijane owned and operated the Poodle Shop and Pet Plaza. During that time, they also raised and showed champion standard poodles. Gene then worked many years for the Johnson Electric Co., until his retirement. In 1985, they purchased the Kings Plaza Shopping Center and Gene managed it until his death. Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Marvin Read officiating. Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM and inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery Chapel mausoleum. Special thanks to Dr. Earl Eiffert and his staff for all their care. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo Zoo, in care of the funeral home.

Spears, Edith Locke
Edith Locke Spears - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1967 - Mrs. Edith Locke Speas [sic]. Episcopal Burial Office will be read at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, 3 p.m. Saturday. Interment Mountain View.

Spears, Myrtle A.
Myrtle A. Spears - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1986 - Myrtle A. Spears, born April 13, 1884, passed away July 1, 1986, at Pueblo Manor. Survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery. No viewing or visitation.

Specht, Alexander
Alexander "Al" Specht - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1998 - Alexander "Al" Specht passed away Nov. 21, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born June 18, 1916, in Fort Collins, Colo., to George and Katherine Specht. Al was employed by the C&W Railroad for 30 years before his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church, the Good Sams Club and the Train Carman's Union. Al was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. His survivors include his wife, Bertha - daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Ferguson, Sherry Salameno and Patti (Ric) Ramano - grandchildren, Bridgitte, L.V. (Katie), Shawn, Jayme (Paul), Chad, Becky (Tommy), Jeremy and Analisa - great-grandchildren, Alexander, Victor, Frankie, Ashley, Austin, Saylor and Seth - brother, Victor - sisters, Lydia, Millie and Irene - as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including his little friend, Potpourri. Mr. Specht will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark J. Crates officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions in memory of Al may be made to King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005. Donations may be made directly or through the mortuary.

Specht, Leo M.
Leo M. Specht - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2000 - Leo M. Specht, 82, passed away March 4, 2000. Services, 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at the funeral home.

Speed, Fred (Mrs.)
Mrs. Fred Speed - Walsenburg Independent - May 15, 1935 - Mrs. Fred Speed Passes Away Here - Mrs. Fred Speed, 26, passed away at the local hospital today, following an emergency operation Monday for a ruptured appendix. Relatives said that Mrs. Speed had not been ill before Saturday. She had lived in the county for about 12 years, having moved here from Iowa. With her husband, Fred Speed, she had lived on a ranch about 10 miles north of town for 9 years. She is survived by her husband and three children, Alice Ann, 7, Frederick William, 4, and Mary Jane, 1, and by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindley of La Veta, and a brother and a sister.

Speed, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Speed - Walsenburg Independent - May 6, 1952 - Gardner Pioneer Resident Dies Here Yesterday - Mary Frances Speed, 93, died Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank L. Dancy in this city. Mrs. Speed, the daughter of hardy pioneer stock, came to this county as a very young child. Her father was a soldier and pony express rider. Her memories were of the Indians in Huerfano county, and her first memories of Walsenburg consisted of one or two stories. When she was 17, she and William Speed traveled to Badito, County seat of Huerfano County at that time, to be married. Shortly after their marriage they were engaged in ranching in the Gardner area, and later moved to the ranch where they spent the rest of their married life, 12 miles east on the Huerfano. Mr. Speed passed away in 1931. Since that time, Mrs. Speed has made her home in Walsenburg, and for the last ten years, with her daughter, Mrs. Frank L. Dancy. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Satterthwaite of Menlo Park, California, two sons, Sidney H. Speed of Delta and Fred J. Speed of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Frank L. Dancy of Walsenburg and Mrs. Margaret C. Beeler of Denver; eleven grand children, sixteen great grand children and seven great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of floral offerings, it is the family's wish that Memorials be sent to the Methodist Memorial Fund, in care of Mrs. Frank Lo Presto. Funeral services will be held Thursday. The time and place to be announced later by the Burress Memorial Chapel.

Speed, William
William Speed - The Independent - May 15, 1931 - Old Time Pioneer of County Passes Away at Butte Valley Home - William Speed died this morning, May 15, at his home at Butte Valley, which he settled as a homestead in 1877. Mr. Speed came to this country from North Petherton, England in 1871, and first stopped at Adaline, Kan., in the days of the famous Wild Bill Hickcock, then marshal of that western town, where buffalo roamed the plains. He then moved to Huerfano county in 1872 and became associated in business with John Palmer and Jack Bond in sheep raising, and also was associated with Charlie and Harry Worthington. Mr. Speed experienced the excitement of grazing disputes between cattlemen and sheepmen of early days. Uncle Billy, as he has long been familiarly known, won the admiration of the people of that day by his loyal and fearless stand for right and justice, which he advocated to neighbor and friend thru life. William Speed was married to Mary Frances Proffitt, a Butte Valley girl, June 24, 1877. He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss – Sidney Speed of Redwing, Fred Speed and Margaret Beeler of Butte Valley, and Mrs. Alice Dancy of Clayton, N.M. Burial will take place at Butte Valley cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m. under auspices of Furphy Bros. [His remains were moved to the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg on 5-22-1953.]

Speer, Angeline Doland
Angeline Doland Speer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1942 - Mrs. Angeline Doland Speer services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary chapel. Mrs. W. H. Goddard will accompany her mother's body to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Speer, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Speer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1986 - Anna Marie Speer of 2515 Pitman, Jan. 29, 1986. Wife of William Edington, who passed away May 28, 1956, and Howard Speer, who passed away Aug. 20, 1978. Mother of Velma (Edward) Kaiser, Pueblo; Mildred Samberson Pueblo; Ruth (Walter) Daman, Pueblo; Dorothy (Silas) Spalding, Canon City. Survived also by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her children William O. Edington and Juanita Jackson. Member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union No. 431. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, will be conducted by the Rev. Bruce Montgomery, pastor Broadway Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the Hearing Project E.S.A. in care of Nita Sackman, 217 Dittmer, Pueblo, Colo. The family may be contacted at 2016 Lynwood.

Speer, Daniel
Daniel “Danny” Speer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Daniel “Danny” Speer, 34, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 23, 2004. Daniel was born Dec. 20, 1969, in Inglewood, Calif., to the union of Warren and Joyce Speer. He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Melodie Kelly; children, Ashley, Amanda and Amber; sister, Dana (Joe) Speer; niece, Emily; grandma, Rachel Will. He is also survived by aunts, uncle, cousins and numerous other relatives. He is preceded in death by his brother, David Speer in 1996; Grandma and Grandpa Speer and Grandpa Will. Danny was a true family man. He devoted his life to his three beautiful daughters and his lovely wife. His job was a passion he enjoyed for nine years in the photography department at Wal-Mart. Danny was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He enjoyed “football Sunday” with family and friends. His favorite holiday was the Fourth of July. He had his special Fourth of July uniform with all the equipment to light up the sky. The legacy he leaves behind, he instilled with the ability to love everyone in their own skin and that life is too short - you have to have a sense of humor. Daniel touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. His zest for life will live on through the memories and stories shared. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by a reception at the St. Joseph's Room at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Speer, Herbert E.
Herbert E. Speer - Adams State College, Nielsen Library, 208 Edgemont Boulevard, Alamosa, Colorado 81102 - Herbert E. Speer, Monte Vista - Herbert E. Speer, 79, of the Golden Age Center, died at 11 p.m., Monday, at the Homelake Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I and a former resident of Pueblo.  Funeral rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Homelake Chapel by the Rev. R. W. Settle. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.  Mr. Speer, a life member of D.A.V. was born Dec. 18, 1882 at Patterson, NJ. He had lived at Homelake for the past five years.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. C. (Anna) Halperin of 2201 Myrtle Avenue, Fairlawn, N. J. W. Edward Sharp, mortician, had charge of arrangements.  Feb. 14, 1962. Death record from Rio Grande County, Colorado, registrar's number 18 and dist. 95. Certificate reads: Herbert E. Speer, widower, died Rio Grande County, residing Homelake Hospital, Homelake, Rio Grande, Colorado. Died Feb. 12, 1962, male, white, born Dec. 18, 1882 Paterson, NJ. Age 79, occupation: soldier- was in Armed Forces 1913-1921, no social security number, informant is official records from Homelake Soldiers Age Center. Parents are Henry SPEER and Anna Crouse. Died of congestive heart failure one week, 10 days of atrial fibulation and 5 years of arterio-sclerotic heart disease, 15 years of anestect pulmonary tuberculosis. Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, El Paso, CO on 15 Feb. 1962. Funeral home is Edward Sharp, Monte Vista, Colorado.

Speer, John L. Jr.
John L. Speer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1999 - John L. Speer Jr., 72, of Lakin, Kan., died May 23, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. (Central Time), Thursday May 27, 1999, at the Lakin First Presbyterian Church, Lakin, Kan. Burial in the Lakin Cemetery. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the church in Lakin, Kan. Memorial contributions to the Kearny County E.M.S.

Speer, Ronnie Ray
Ronnie Ray Speer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2001 - Ronnie Ray Speer, 55, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 30, 2001. Born Aug. 23, 1946, Scott City, Kan. Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Nora Speer; sister, Naomi Ruth Speer. Survived by sisters, Verla (Harlan) Johns, Pueblo, Donna (Albert) Dirks, Scott City, Kan., Norma (Darrell) Lindenmuth, Missoula, Mont., Carolyn (David) Brooks, Pueblo. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Ronnie enjoyed working with his hands, building things and crafts. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday at Pueblo Christian Center. Pastor Gregg Slaughter, officiating. Interment and graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dighton Memorial Cemetery, Dighton, Kan.

Speer, Warren H.
Warren H. Speer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2005 - Warren H. Speer, 71, passed away on June 9, 2005. He was preceded in death by two sons, David W. Speer and Daniel D. Speer; and by his parents, Glen and Iva Speer. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Speer of Pueblo; daughter, Dana (Joseph Sanches) Speer of Pueblo; granddaughter, Emily Kay Sanches of Pueblo; two sisters, Elaine Guadagno and Marlene Porter, also of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Warren served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a welder, and retired from the San Diego Zoo in 2000. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 421 in Inglewood, Calif. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. The family has respectfully requested the omission of food.

Speier, Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee Speier - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2005 - Jeff Lee Speier, 36, born Nov. 5, 1968, passed away May 8, 2005, after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, Edmund and Sandra Speier; sister, Tammy (Rick) Chappell; nephew, Cody Lee Chappell; niece, Amber Lee Chappell; grandmother, Irene Scanlon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be sadly missed. A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at 44 Purdue.

Speken, Jesse E.
Jesse E. Speken - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 1986 - Jesse E. Speken, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1008 W. Pitkin, passed away April 2,1986. She was a member of United Hebrew Center, Pueblo Chapter of Hadassah and the Ladies Consistory of Silver State Lodge 95, AF&AM. Mrs. Speken was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Speken, in March 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Sally R. (Alan) Gass; one granddaughter, Dana Merrill Gass; two brothers, Milton Green, Connecticut, and Dr. David Greenberg, Oakland, Calif.; as well as several nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at B'nai Jacob Cemetery, with Rabbi David Kline officiating. The family may be contacted at 1008 W. Pitkin.

Spence, Mary E.
Dr. Mary E. Spence - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Dr. Mary E. Spence, a distinguished educator and musician, passed away on May 31, 2005, at a local hospice. She was 76. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Marie A. Kaneaster; and her grandson, Robbie Hill. She is survived by her husband, Melvin L. Spence; and their children, David M. Spence and wife, Kathleen, of Colorado Springs, AnnaLee Hill and husband, James, of Spring, Texas; and Marcia L. Spence of Columbia, Mo. In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren, Kellie and Michael Hill of Spring, Texas, and Darby, Reilly and Daniel Spence of Colorado Springs. Dr. Spence taught at Morton, Haaff and Somerlid elementary schools after arriving in Pueblo in 1955. She later served as director of reading programs for school District 60. In 1972, she became a professor in the education department at Southern Colorado State College (now CSU-Pueblo), and was named the school's educator of the year in 1977. Dr. Spence also started and served as the director of the McClelland Center for Child Study in Pueblo for several years. In 1981, she was named principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Canon City, where she worked until she retired in 1987. Mary was a skilled musician. She played the violin and viola and was a member of the Pueblo Civic Symphony for more than 35 years. She continued to teach music lessons and perform up until her death. She was born on June 16, 1928, in Bisbee, Ariz. Her father died when she was 6, and she moved with her mother to Denver in 1938. She graduated from Denver South High School in 1946, and later attended Colorado State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Colorado) where she earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in education. Dr. Spence earned her doctorate in education from the University of Denver in 1975. Mary married her husband, Melvin, in 1949. They had been married nearly 56 years at the time of her death. The Spences lived in Center and Brush, Colorado, before moving to Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Ave. In lieu of flowers and food, a memorial gift to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, through the funeral home, would be appreciated.

Spencer, Albert Donald
Albert Donald Spencer - Douglas County News Press - July 18, 2005 - Castle Rock, CO - Albert Donald Spencer, 72, died July 4 in Aurora. A memorial service was at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Franktown. Burial was at the Spencer family plot in Trinidad. Born Dec. 19, 1932, in Aguilar, he was the son of Albert and Beatrice (Elkins) Spencer. He was the owner of Energy Pac Inc. in Parker. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed attending meetings and participating in the door-to-door ministry. In 1973, he married Betty Jean McAllister Smith in Denver. His wife of Parker; daughter Jonna Lee Beardsley of Breckenridge; and cousins David Hale and Sandy Hale of Littleton survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Sue Webb. Parker Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Spencer, Arthur
Arthur Spencer - Golden Colorado Transcript - October 27, 1910 - While sitting in a high chair watching his mother wash, Arthur Spencer, 3 years old, of Starkville, fell backward into a tub of boiling water and was so badly scalded that he died four hours later.

Spencer, Bennett L.
Bennett L. Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1999 - Bennett L. Spencer, of Seabrook, Texas, passed away May 10. Born in Pueblo 1927 and graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1944. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Retired from CF&I after 38 years as senior metallurgist. Member and past president of American Society of Metals. He was a pilot and served as squadron commander for the Colorado Civil Air Patrol. He moved to Houston, Texas, and spent five years in consulting and management in the oil industry. Then he moved to California and spent eight years with Red Baron Model Hobbies. Doing this, he enjoyed working with people and expanded the more than 50 years of his model aircraft hobby. Bennett is survived by wife, Helen- daughters, Shandace, Lorrie (Greg) Branson and Kristie (Harry)Franks- son, Dr. Steven (Michelle) Spencer- five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Lane Bennett Spencer- parents, Robert and Irene - and brothers, John and Ernest Spencer. Services were held in League City, Texas. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Norman and Jean Butorac, 127 Cornell Circle, on Saturday, June19, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Spencer, D. W.
D. W. Spencer - Wray Gazette - June 12, 1908 - D. W. Spencer, who died at New Castle, Indiana, on the 6th inst., came to Pueblo with the Santa Fe railway and was one of the pioneer railroad men of the west. For years he was superintendent of bridges and buildings on the Santa Fe with headquarters at Pueblo.

Spencer, Helen
Helen Spencer - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 19, 1918 - Miss Helen Spencer, 23, years old, and a graduate nurse of Trinidad, died at St. Luke's hospital in Denver from septic poisoning.

Spencer, Helen L.
Helen L. Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2004 - Helen L. Spencer. Our beloved wife and mother, Helen Spencer, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 6, 2004. She will be greeted by her parents, Carrie (Mosley) and Douglas Jenkins; and her grandson, Floyd Michael Spencer. Helen will leave behind her husband, Harold R. Spencer; her daughters and son, Sandra (Michael) Scroggins, Rhonda Fellows, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Lanney (Jodie) Spencer of Pine River, Minn.; her sister, Wilma Greenway of Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, Wade (Joyce) Scroggins, Dina Benton, Lesley (Steve) Armstrong, Jeremy (Richelle) O'Shea, Devin and A.J. Fellows, Cory and Kari Spencer, Jason Nielson, Jamie Eriksen and Katie Nielson; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, and funeral service, noon Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004; both at Chapel Hill Mortuary, Littleton. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Care Center of Pueblo.

Spencer, J. Rush
J. Rush Spencer – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 25, 1872 – Dr. J. Rush Spencer, surveyor general of New Mexico, died at Santa Fe on the evening of the 19th inst. The nature of his disease is not stated.

Spencer, Lola B.
Lola B. Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1941 - Lola B. Spencer Funeral is today. Funeral services for Mrs. Lola B. Spencer will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the George F. McCarthy funeral home. Interment will be in Mountain View cemetery. The Rev. William E. Bell, pastor of the First Methodist church and the Rev. Herbert Roberts, pastor of the Baptist Christian Center will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ray Hayes, W.V. Young, Judge Hubert Glover, C.C. Robertson, Floyd Crews and George Stevenson.

Spencer, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Spencer – Pueblo Chieftain – February 3, 1956 – Mary Elizabeth Spencer.  Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Claire Hoyt, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.  Graveside services 3 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.

Spencer, Ruth Marie
Ruth Marie Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - The funeral of Ruth Marie Spencer will be held from the Rouch Funeral Home Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment will be at Mountain View cemetery.

Spencer, Vera L.
Vera L. Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2001 - Vera L. Spencer, age 96, of Pueblo, formerly of Lamar, Oct. 5, 2001. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Valley Memorial Chapel, Lamar. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Monday and prior to services Tuesday. Memorial contributions to Spencer/Harmon memorial fund.

Spencer, Virginia Louise
Virginia Louise Spencer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1997 - Virginia Louise Spencer, Nov. 17, 1997. Wife of Lloyd O. Spencer Jr. who passed away Feb. 3, 1994. Mother of Nicholas Allen Spencer, Salt Lake City, Utah, Kermit Oldham (Collette) Spencer, Rye, Colo., James Darwin Spencer, Tampa, Fla., and Edith Louise (Richard) Calhoun, Durango, Colo. Grandmother of Kalan and Kyle Spencer and Abigail and Spencer Calhoun. Also survived by sister, Sarah Jo Louder, Delta, Utah. Mrs. Spencer was a member of Park Hill Christian Church where she was involved with the Christian Women's Fellowship and Dorcas Group. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Thursday, 11 a.m., Park Hill Christian Church, Seventh and Monument. Inurnment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery at a later date. Contributions may be made in her memory to Park Hill Christian Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Spera, Alberta
Alberta "Berta" (Wright) Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Alberta "Berta" (Wright) Spera passed away May 5, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident in Enterprise, Ala. Berta was born April 13, 1966, in Raton, N.M. Berta was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bert and Ruby Haught, John Zupancic, Nick Spera and Pat Carver; uncles, Arthur "Buggs" Haught and Fred Haught; and her cousin, Sammi Cimino. She is survived by her beloved sons, Jordan and Jacob; her former husband, Greg Spera, all of Alabama; her in-laws, Louis and Arlene Spera; mother, Darla Jean Haught; siblings, Ted (Annie) Wright, Edwina (Keith) Flanders and Ollie Needham; sister-in-law, Paula Sisson; nieces and nephews, Trey, Arden, Elwin, Mathew, Zack, Amity, Kelsey and Anna Marie; her grandmothers, Helen Zupancic, Lillian Spera and Rose Klune. Also survived by aunts and uncles, Snooks (Sam) Cimino, Joyce (John) Bernal, Arch (Linda) Haught, Butch (Patty) Haught, Jan Mazeika; special cousin, Rhonda Blagg; and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2001, in the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that contributions be made to the Jacob and Jordan Spera Trust Fund at Minnequa Works Credit Union in Pueblo.

Spera, Anthony
Anthony Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2000 - Anthony Spera, 81, passed away Nov. 22 at Parkview Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary Spera, and by his brother, Jack Spera. Survived by his wife, Ruth; brother, Nick (Lillian) Spera of Pueblo; sisters, Ann Medrick Rome, Pueblo, and Mary (Pete) Corsi of Grand Junction, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Spera served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 25 years of service. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Spera, Jack A.
Jack A. Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1986 - Jack A. Spera was born March 17, 1 918, and passed away Nov. 1, 1986. Born and raised in Pueblo, he attended Central High School and was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed by Zales Jewelers and was a manager for many years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145 and Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Silver State Lodge No. 95. He is survived by his wife, Bernice B. Spera of the family home; his children. Jack B. (Diane K.) Spera of Denver; and Germaine (Joe) Dazzio of Pueblo; his grandchildren, Jed and Corinne Spera and Joseph and Michael Dazzio; his brothers and sisters, Nick. (Lillian) Spera, Ann (Medrick) Rome, Tona (Ruth) Spera, and Mary (Pete) Corsi. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Tuesday and recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church after Mass. They respectfully request the omission of food. Contributions are preferred to the Heart Fund through the funeral home. Viewing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Spera, Lillian
Lillian Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2004 - Lillian Spera passed away Oct. 1, 2004. She was born on July 2, 1913, in Trinidad, Colo., to Antonio and Jennie Spicola. She is survived by her son, Louis A. (Arlene) Spera. Grandmother of Greg Spera, Paula Sisson, Christopher and Steve Spera. Great-grandmother of Jordan and Jacob Spera, Zachary Sisson and Colton Spera. Preceded in death by her husband, Nick Spera; son, Anthony Spera; sisters, Ann Stefano and Katherine Dionisio; and brothers, James, Joe and Carmel Spicola. She also is survived by sisters-in-law, Bernice Spera, Ann (Medrick) Rome and Mary Corsi; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (John) Purkey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Spera, Nick
Nick Spera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Nick Spera born Jan. 28, 1912, passed away on April 9, 2001. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mary Spera; son, Anthony Spera; and brothers, Jack and Tony Spera. Mr. Spera is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lillian Spera; and son, Louis A. (Arlene) Spera. Grandfather of Greg Spera, Paula Sisson and Christopher and Steve Spera. Great-grandfather of Jordan and Jacob Spera, Zachary Sisson and Colton Spera. He is also survived by his sisters, Ann (Medrick) Rome and Mary (Pete) Corsi; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo (John) Purkey; sister-in-law, Bernice Spera; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nick retired form the CF&I Steel Corp. after 47 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, walking and gardening and liked to fix numerous items around the house. Viewing, Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Sperandio, Chester
Chester Sperandio - Huerfano World - November 8, 2001 - In Memory of Chester Sperandio - Five years have passed without you. Sadly missed and loved very much. Josephine and Family

Sperandio, James Joseph
James Joseph Sperandio - Huerfano World Journal - August 27, 2009 - James Sperandio - 10/9/1953 ~ 8/17/2009 - James Joseph Sperandio was called to our Lord unexpectedly in the morning hours of August 17, 2009 at St Mary Corwin Hospital. Jim (Jimmy) was 55 years old. He is survived by his devoted wife, Pam; loving children: Adamo, Aguilar and Chelsea, Pueblo; sister, Cheryl (Rick) Santi, Monte Vista; nephew, Eric Santi, Ft. Collins; niece, Carly Jo Lazoya, Monte Vista; precious great-niece, Presley Jo Lazoya; Aunt Roxie (Ray) Eccher, Walsenburg; Uncle Willie Malovich, Aguilar; Arthur Malovich, Tampa Bay, FL; special friend and mentor, Rudolph (Rudy) Todd; and a wonderful extended family of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Chester and Josephine Sperandio and Aunt Pina and Uncle Adam Galli; as well as his grandparents and other loved aunts and uncles. Many people will remember Jim and Pam as owners of The Iron Horse Restaurant in Walsenburg for over 18 years. Jim was always bigger than life, loved and valued his “Iron Horse Family”. Services will be held on Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Jim will be sadly missed by many Huerfano and Las Animas county locals, friends and by his loving family. Arrangements by Boies-Ortega.

Sperandio, Josephine
Josephine Sperandio - Huerfano World - September 21, 2006 - Josephine Sperandio, a long-time, well-known business woman of Walsenburg, was called home to our Lord on September 16, 2006. The love of her life, Chester Sperandio, preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage. She was a wonderful mother to Cheryl (Rick) Santi of Monte Vista and Jim (Pam) Sperandio, of Aguilar, and a loving grandmother to Eric Santi, Loveland, Carly (Harry) Lazoya, Monte Vista, Adam Sperandio, Aguilar, and Chelsea Sperandio, Norfolk, NE; sister, Roxie Eccher and brother, Ray Eccher, both of Walsenburg. Mrs. Sperandio will be remembered for her great sense of humor and outgoing personality. She loved playing the piano, dancing, being with her friends and family and making real estate deals. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother, Peter F. and Bessie Micek Eccher; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Evelyn Eccher. Services were at St. Mary Church; Rosary, 7 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2006. Funeral mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2006. A reception followed at the iron Horse Restaurant.

Sperry, Everal R.
Everal R. Sperry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Everal R. Sperry, 94, passed away June 8, 2005. Born June 14, 1910, in Hunter, Kan., to Richard Elzon and Adelia Regania who preceded him in death along with his loving wife, Martha B. Sperry, Nov. 1991; brothers, Norris D., Dwight E., Louis V.; and sister, Regina Sherbon. Survived by sons, Everal Raymond (Judy) Sperry, Harlen Louis (Brenda) Sperry, Melvin Dean (Nancy) Sperry; brother, Wendell E. (Delores) of Parker, Kan.; sisters, Marie Pottenger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Reta Wilbeck of Vesper, Kan.; grandchildren, Terri (Paul) Chapel, Annette (Robbie) McManus, Kathy (Jeff) Parker, Beth (John) Gosch, Tyler (Evie) Sperry; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Makenna, Chase, Laurel, Katelyn, Marlee, Katie and Ashtin. Everal and Martha were married June 14, 1935, in Lincoln County. He worked at CF&I for 34 years as an electrician and electrical foreman. After his retirement he loved spending time outdoors, fishing and camping in the Colorado mountains. Everal also loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial Donations may be made to First Church of the Nazarene Senior Choir, 84 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005 in his memory through the funeral home.

Sperry, J. S. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. S. Sperry - Yampa Leader - July 16, 1904 - Mrs. J. S. Sperry, who died at Pueblo a few days ago, had for twenty years been prominently connected with the Humane Society and Red Cross work.

Sperry, Levinus
Levinus Sperry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Levinus Sperry, age 80, of 1901 Constitution, Feb. 24, 1986. Husband of Mary Sperry and uncle of Beldon Sperry of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Sperry was a retired employee of the CF&I Steel Corp. He worked for the steel plant for 44 years. At his request, there will be no service. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Sphar, Edith M.
Edith M. Sphar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Edith M. Sphar passed away March 13, 1999. Survived by her children, Marion(Art) Garcia of Pueblo, Brenda (Clark) Lampkins and Chuck (Beverly) Lefevre, both of California- brothers and sisters, Lorraine Votaw, California, Ken (Florence) Williams, California, Delores (Mike) Rempe, Ohio, Geneva Williams, Florida, Lucille Danflous, Ohio, and Glen (Jean) Williams, Ohio- nine grandchildren- and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Spicer, Carol E.
Carol E. Spicer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1986 - Carol E. Spicer was born Dec. 28, 1908, in Wakefield, Neb., and passed away June 24, 1986, in Colorado City, Colo. She resided in Colorado Springs from 1961 to 1975, when she moved to Colorado City. Preceded in death by her husband, David Spicer, August 22, 1975. Mother of Ronald Spicer of Colorado City, Claud Spicer of Grandforks, N.D., Vera Thompson of Colorado Springs. Sister of Grace Paul of Wakefield Neb. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colo., with the Rev. Rob White officiating. Entombment at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Colorado Springs.

Spicer, W. H.
Dr. W. H. Spicer - Alamosa Journal – October 8, 1903 – Dr. W. H. Spicer, a prominent Pueblo dentist, was found dead in his office at 9 p.m. October 5th. Death resulted from an overdose of chloroform taken to ease intense pain caused by neuralgia. The coroner decided that no inquest was necessary.

Spicola, Earline Alys
Earline Alys Spicola - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2004 - Earline Alys Spicola, 70, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 9, 2004. Born Aug. 16, 1933, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, Russell Spicola III; parents, Earl and Alys Rummel; grandson, Benjamin Langley. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Russell Spicola, Pueblo; sons, Richard Spicola, Pueblo, Ron (Kathy) Spicola, Pueblo, Randy (Johanna) Spicola, Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Sue (Kenneth) Timmerman, Florence; brothers, John (Gina) Rummel and Bill Rummel, both from Ft. Worth, Texas; sister, Sadie Ann Austin, Pueblo; special aunt, Charlotte Roberts; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA, 22311, in memory of Earline Spicola.

Spicola, Henry F.
Henry F. Spicola - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2003 - Henry F. Spicola, 60, passed away Nov. 14, 2003. He was born March 23, 1943, to Theresa and Henry Spicola. He is preceded in death by his father, Henry A. Spicola. Survived by his wife, Rosellen Spicola; mother, Theresa Spicola; children, Gina (Sylvester Nungaray) Ceniceros and Henry Michael Spicola; granddaughters, Andria Ceniceros and Trisha Spicola; brother, Anthony (Susan) Spicola; nephew and niece, Nicolas and Amanda Spicola; stepchildren, Sam (Lori) Lemento and Terry (Rick) Ceballos and their four children. Also survived by numerous other relatives. He will always be remembered for his big smile and laughter. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Spielmann, Charles
Charles Spielmann - La Veta - December 1913 - We have learned that Charles Spielmann has died of la grippe in California. [Editor's note: Buried in La Veta Cemetery: Spielmann, Charles born 3-13-1843 died 12/18/1913 Notes: Block 1 Lot # A Grave # 10 Section 1.]

Spielmann, Leslie
Leslie Spielmann - Huerfano World - July 18, 1991 - Memorial service for La Veta native, Leslie K. Spielmann, 72, of Colorado Springs, was July 11 from the Central Seventh Day Adventist Church in that city. Mr. Spielmann died July 6, 1991, in a Colorado Springs Hospital. Mr. Spielmann was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and a cattle rancher. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty J. Ault, Colorado Springs; a daughter Sharron M. Honzell, Colorado Springs; a son Karl E. Spielmann, Akron and a sister Loraine Hector, La Veta and seven grandchildren.

Spiess, Rose
Rose Spiess - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2004 - Rose Spiess, 63, went to be with the Lord April 2, 2004, at her home. Born July 18, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo., to Max and Cruz Jimenez, who preceded her. Survived by her loving husband of 43 years, James M. Spiess; children, Jackie (Mike) Vujcich, Jill Ordonez and James Spiess; grandchildren, Courtney, Brittany, Jamye, Sarah, Angelo and Jason; five brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church.

Spiker, William Owen
William Owen Spiker - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - William Owen Spiker, 75, of Colorado Springs, died Mar. 2, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Oct. 15, 1922 in Dennison, OH, he was a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force. He had been a resident of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home for about a year. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Colorado Springs, two children, Phillip Spiker, New Jersey, and Barbara Spiker Payne, Colorado Springs; a sister, May Village and a brother Tom Spiker and two grandchildren. At his request, cremation.

Spillman, Fern B.
Fern B. Spillman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2001 - Fern B. Spillman, 83, passed away Nov. 9, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack B. Spillman. She is survived by her children, Jack C. Spillman, Denver, and Richard B. (Abbie) Spillman, Pueblo; grandchildren, Renee Lawley, Denver, Darla (Shawn) McDowell, Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Brian Spillman, Pueblo; and two great-grandchildren, Rylan and Bastian Spillman. At her request, cremation with inurnment services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Denver. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Spina, Christina
Christina Spina - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Christina Spina of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, passed away March 17, 1986. Survived by sister, Rose (Frank) Nigro; brother, Gabriele Pietramala of Molito, Italy. Mother of Emilo and Frank Spina, Theresa Grabiello, Maria Morelli, and Rose Russo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy, Utah, and Colorado; and by three sisters-in-law, Mary, Frances, and Rosina. Memorial Mass, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Assumption. Family will receive friends at the Nigro residence.

Spinner, Mr.
Mr. Spinner – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 12, 1874 – Blood.  A most appalling murder was committed last night, in a small building on the hill above the post office, the victim being a woman, recently from Las Animas, and who has occupied the house only three or four days.  She has been boarding at a house near her room, and at about 8 o'clock this morning, not knowing why she failed to come to her breakfast, the man at whose house she had been boarding, went to call her and she was found dead.  A reporter for the Chronicle was at the place within two minutes after the alarm was given, and a sight too appalling for description was presented.  The door of the house was yet closed as the man had left it when the frightful discovery was made.  On entering, the poor woman was found lying across the bed, her bare feet nearly touching the floor.  Her head was shockingly mutilated, covered with blood and bruises.  Blood is on the floor, the bed is covered with it and the walls are spattered by it.  Pearl beads are scattered about, and blood is all over, showing that she had not died without a struggle, and that the bloody work had been commenced, at least, before she was placed upon the bed.  She was dressed in a calico wrapper, and although her feet were bare, it is evident that she had not yet retired for the night when the deed was done.  The woman is apparently about twenty-two years of age.  Her name we are unable to give, and of her character, now that she is dead, we have no wont of shame to say.  Perhaps she had been more sinning.  Her lips are forever sealed to any word or explanation, and let charity for human error, seal our lips to words of blame.  No satisfactory clue to the guilty parties has yet been found, though there are circumstances connected with the crime which, it is hoped, will lead to a full discovery. – Chronicle.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 12, 1874 – The woman who was murdered in Trinidad a few days ago, an account of which we publish in another column, is said to be Moll Howard, a notorious prostitute, who was once an inmate of a dance house in this city.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 14, 1874 – From Doc. Burt, who returned from Trinidad yesterday, we learn that particulars of the recent “neck-tie” festival in that place.  It appears two men, an American named Spinner and a Mexican, were arrested for the murder of a prostitute named Moll Howard, who formerly lived in this city, but recently of Las Animas.  At the examination, on Monday, nothing could at first be elicited from them; but somebody told Spinner that the woman had revived and had accused him of assaulting her.  Then Spinner stated that the woman owed him a dollar, and he went to get it from her.  She became angry and attacked him with a butcher knife, when he struck her three times with a stone he carried in his pocket, for the purpose of defending himself from dogs.  On hearing this confession, the mob seized him and took him down to the bottom near the town, where he was hanged by a party of prostitutes, friends of the murdered woman, who had recently arrived from Las Animas.

Spinuzza, Josephine Ann
Josephine Ann Spinuzza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Josephine Ann Spinuzza, 96, passed away at her home in Pueblo on Oct. 28, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam; and daughter, Josephine Arcara and son-in-law, John Arcara. Survived by son, Sam; daughter, Connie (Bill) Roberts; as well as five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother and sisters-in-law. She was a member of the Gunnison Auxiliary of Elks 1623, St. Theresa's Lodge, the Entra Noi Club and an original member of the Altar Society at Christ the King Church. Viewing, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment.

Spinuzzi, Brandon W.
Brandon W. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1999 - Brandon W. Spinuzzi, 24, passed away Dec. 21, 1999. Survived by his children, Quincey Spinuzzi and Beauin Spinuzzi; parents, Sammy and Kathleen Spinuzzi; sisters, Stacy (Michael) Dickerson, Jodi (Greg) Naylor and Brandi (Vic) Mauro; half-sister, Keri Spinuzzi; grandparents, Santo Spinuzzi and Betty Belmont; special friend, Angela King; two nephews and one niece, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Brandon was born on Sept. 9, 1975, in Pueblo. He was a trainman for Union Pacific. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Doug Cox and Rev. Lonnie James officiating.

Spinuzzi, Flora
Flora Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Flora Spinuzzi, 92, born Jan. 17, 1914, passed away May 26, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Spinuzzi; brother, Tony Marcovecchio; sisters, Mary Delliquadri, Lena Soldano and Esther Obrin. Survived by her children, Dr. Ralph (Dr. LaDean) Spinuzzi, and Angelo (Sue) Spinuzzi; grandchildren, Paul (Gina) Spinuzzi, Sgt. John Spinuzzi, Christopher Spinuzzi, Jeananne (John) Stonum, Deana (Andy) Miller, Anna Spinuzzi, and Chrissy (R.J.) Roll. Also survived by six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Flora was a member of Ladies Fidelity Lodge, and Our Lady of the Assumption Altar Society. She loved crocheting and sewing. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Spinuzzi, Frances M.
Frances M. Spinuzzi – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 2002 – Frances M. Spinuzzi, 57, passed away Jan. 18, 2002, due to illness. Frances was preceded in death by her father Frank Spinuzzi; sister Donna; and brother Bobby. Survived by stepmother Jennie Jo “Babe” Spinuzzi; sister, Shirley Bryson; brothers, Frank (Cheryl) Spinuzzi, Joe (Roxie) Spinuzzi of Pueblo and Sam (Kathryn) Spinuzzi of Williamsburg. Frances was a second mother to nephew and nieces, jack and Gena Rodosta, and LeeAnn and Leslie (Hawkins) Bryson. She was also loved by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Frances was the chef for many years at the hanger Restaurant. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The Spinuzzi family will received guests after the service at Goomba's Restaurant, 1338 U.S. 50 east Bypass in Belmont.

Spinuzzi, Grace T.
Grace Theresa Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Grace Theresa Spinuzzi, passed away May 24, 2002. She is preceded in death by husband, Jack J. Spinuzzi. Survived by children, Mary Ann Altamore (John), Samuel E. Spinuzzi (Shirley) and Chris Spinuzzi (Kay); grandchildren, Shirley Altamore Ulibarri (Robert), Julie Altamore Scaplo (Michael), Lisa Altamore Banton (Scott), Marla Spinuzzi Reichert (Steve), Jana Spinuzzi Burleson, Lori Spinuzzi and Mark Spinuzzi; great-grandchildren, Devoneigh, Dylan, Morgaine Ernst, Anginette Wagner, Dustin Scaplo, Kristin Scaplo, Amanda Reichert, Ashley Reichert, Tyler Reichert and Kyle Spinuzzi. Also survived by sisters, Lena Perse (James) and Argentine George, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of your choice in her memory.

Spinuzzi, Helen A.
Helen A. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Helen A. Spinuzzi, age 90, passed away Sept. 5, 2001. Mrs. Spinuzzi is preceded in death by her husband, Sam T. Spinuzzi; daughter, Phyllis S. Mull; and brothers, Tony and Louie DeLellis. She is survived by her sisters, Jean (Charles) Carlino, Florence Schwab, and Mary Lehr; granddaughters, Lisa (Todd) Neiberger, Lori (Kevin) Montgomery, Debi (Mark) Boruff, Cheryl Mull and Melodie Mull; special nieces, Donna (David) Caporicci and Cathy (Bob) Graham; special nephews, Charles (Kathy) Carlino Jr. and Joseph (Elaine) Lehr; numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and seven great-grandchildren. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Spinuzzi, Jennie Jo
Jennie Jo “Potsy” Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2005 - Jennie Jo “Potsy” Spinuzzi, 85, went to be with her Lord on April 21, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Spinuzzi. Survived by her sister, Mary Soldano; uncle, Johnnie Marino; niece, Carol (Darrell) Guthrie; nephews, Ronnie (Elsie) Sarlo, Ray Sarlo; great nieces, Lynne (John) Bodge, Jennifer Bohnsack, Julie (Tony) Dagnillo; great nephew, Greg (Irma) Petri; stepchildren, Shirley Bryson, Frank (Cheryl) Spinuzzi, Sam (Katherine) Spinuzzi, Joe Spinuzzi; and her caregiver, Virginia Cullen; also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jennie was a seamstress, dressmaker, volunteered for hospice, sold Avon for many years and was a member at Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She was a very loving, caring woman and was a mother to many and loved by all. Great appreciation and many thanks to Dr. James Stjernholm. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2005, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2005, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends in the church hall following interment.

Spinuzzi, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2000 - Joseph A. Spinuzzi, age 70, passed away Sept. 13, 2000. Mr. Spinuzzi is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Spinuzzi; and children, Michael (Yvonne) Spinuzzi, Pueblo, Colo., James (Kathy) Spinuzzi, Boise, Idaho, and Kathleen (Ronald) Jackson of Pueblo, Colo. Grandfather of Michael (Diane) Spinuzzi and Leanne (Matt) Brighi, both of Texas, Christopher Spinuzzi, Arizona, Joe Spinuzzi, Boise, Idaho, and Keith and Kenneth Jackson of Pueblo. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Madilyn and Connor Spinuzzi; brother, Robert (Joyce) Spinuzzi; mother-in-law, Angelina Cicero; aunts, Flora Spinuzzi and Sylvia Spinuzzi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Anna Spinuzzi; and sister, Barbara Brown. Joe and Mary Ann would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3, 2001. He retired from the seamless tube mill at the CF&I Steel Corp. after 39 years of service. Mr. Spinuzzi was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the Shrine of St. Therese Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 1 p.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office. Visitation, Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Spinuzzi, Katherine J.
Katherine J. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Katherine J. Spinuzzi, 82, passed away April 18, 1999, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband, Santo Spinuzzi of the family home in Olney Springs- children, Joyce (Chick) Collins of Pueblo, Patsy (Jim) Hiser of Glenrock, Wyo., Bob (Carol) Marshall of Brighton, Colo., Bonnie Rodriquez of Marina Del Rey, Calif., Bette Shapiro of Santa Monica, Calif., Sammy (Kathy) Spinuzzi of Pueblo and Terry (Sandy) Spinuzzi of Pueblo- sister, Doris L. Lake of Fowler- 21 grandchildren- 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert Samuel and Alice (nee Dennis) Mock- sister, Margaret Gibson- brothers, Albert Mock and Clifford Mock. Born October 13, 1916, in Olney Springs, Colo. Katherine worked for many years as a nurses' aide. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1999, at Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Bud Shockey officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Youth Fund through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at the Collins' home, 2117 Rosewood Lane, Pueblo.

Spinuzzi, Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Mark Anthony Spinuzzi went to be with the Lord May 12, 2000. Survived by parents, James and Farrah Spinuzzi; brother, Joseph Spinuzzi; grandparents, Joe and Carmen Lucero and Gene and Robyn (Harrison) Trinajstick; great-grandparents; great-great-grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A life we hoped to watch grow, play, laugh, sing and raise into a fine young man, but God had other plans. God took the rarest bud he could find and comforted the family which was left behind. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, Roselawn Cemetery.

Spinuzzi, Pete
Pete Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1999 - Pete Spinuzzi, 74, born in Pueblo on June 25, 1925, died Nov. 14, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gloria; two sons, Thomas (Theresa) Spinuzzi of Pueblo West and Richard (Karen) Spinuzzi of Pueblo; six grandchildren, Carrie, Steven, Rene (Jeff Algien) Kristal and twin grandsons, Kyle and Ryan Spinuzzi; one great-granddaughter, Kaylie Nikole; brothers, Santo, Tony (Janice) and Sam (Laurel Lee) Spinuzzi; sister, Anna (George) Lane; sisters-in-law, Ida Oliva, Marcie and Clara Spinuzzi; two goddaughters, Charlene Marino and Rita Oliva; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Amelia Spinuzzi; father and mother-in-law, Manuel and Anna Mendez; brothers, Frank and Joe Spinuzzi; sister, Mary (Jim) Guadagno; brother-in-law, Angel Oliva; and sister-in-law, Katherine Spinuzzi. Pete worked for Walters Brewery for 27 years and the County Road Bridge Department for 12 years before retiring in 1987. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Spinuzzi, Reece Karl
Reece Karl Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2002 - Reece Karl Spinuzzi, born Oct. 6, 2002, left his world Oct. 6, 2002. Survived by parents, Paul and Nickki; special uncle, Joshua LaDuke; grandparents, Conny and Gerald Gatliff, Dr. Ralph and LaDean Spinuzzi and Karl and Toni LaDuke. Also survived by numerous great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2560 Ridgewood.

Spinuzzi, Richard A.
Richard A. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2003 - Richard A. Spinuzzi, 58, born Aug. 1, 1945, passed away Oct. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by his father, Jack Spinuzzi. Survived by his mother, Sylvia Spinuzzi; daughters, Richelle Spinuzzi, Gina Staggs and Dina Sandoval; and brothers and sisters, Jack (Anita) Spinuzzi, Shirley (Charles) Vasile, David Spinuzzi, Betty (Randy) Gregory, Carol Spinuzzi and Darlene (Dennis) Cuchiara. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Grace (Ron) Stewart, Charles Vasile, Michael and Andrea Cuchiara; and four grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Spinuzzi, Robert
Robert Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - Robert Spinuzzi, 74, (affectionately known as "Bad Bob") entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Dec. 12, 2005. Robert was a native of Pueblo, where he retired from the CFI Steel Corp. after 39 years of service, most of those years at the Seamless Tube Mill. After retiring, he became a certified ski instructor at Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area, where he was currently employed. At Monarch, he especially enjoyed teaching children to ski. He was a devoted member of Holy Family Parish, where he volunteered for countless years. He made sure the parish grounds were always green and the flower gardens beautiful. He was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145, Professional Ski Instructors of America and a charter member of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters. He also served as a volunteer camp host for the Forest Service, serving the area near Taylor Reservoir. He was a marathon runner and avid fly-fisherman. He had a special love for his grandchildren and especially enjoyed sharing his passion for nature and the outdoors with them. Another of his favorite activities was country western dancing. Bob also was a master gardener and loved tending to his flowers and kept his yard a place of beauty. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Spinuzzi; brother, Joseph Spinuzzi; his sister and brother-in-law, Charles and Barbara Brown; an infant son; in-laws, Stephen and Elizabeth Bensko; and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ann Bensko. He will be forever missed by his high school sweetheart, Joyce, who became his wife 55 years ago; his schnauzer, Charli; and his six children, Gary (Sharon), Dale (Kristi), Daniel (Bernadette), Dennis (Kathy), Laurie Spinuzzi and Julie (David) Prange; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Derek, Alyssa, Brad, Taylor, Sarah, Nicole and Devin Spinuzzi, and Jessica and Nicholas Prange. Also survived by his sister-in-law, MaryAnn Spinuzzi; brothers-in-law, Arthur (Marcella) Bensko, Dale (Julie) Bensko and Joan (David) Mihalick; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Clyde and Helen Monnet and Joe and Clara Kambich. Viewing, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, Holy Family Church, 2825 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to: Covenant House, 346 W. 17th St., New York, NY, 10011-5002, or Meals on Wheels, C/O SRDA, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Spinuzzi, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2000 - Robert Lee Spinuzzi, 50, passed away July 2, 2000, in Lake Placid, Fla. Bob will be greatly missed by his wife, Pamela Spinuzzi of Florida; and daughters, Kari (fiancee, Jim Sandusky) Spinuzzi of Pueblo, Jessica and Dacey Spinuzzi, both of Florida. Preceded in death by his father, Frank Spinuzzi; mother, Iola Oyster; and stepfather, George Oyster. Robert was formerly of Pueblo. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. The memorial service will be held at the Spinuzzi home in Florida. Kari will be away in Florida to attend her father's memorial service and will receive friends after she returns on Sunday, July 9, 2000, at 1345 Terry Circle. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Robert Lee Spinuzzi passed away suddenly on July 2, 2000, in Lake Placid, Fla. He was a resident of Pueblo, graduating from East High School in 1968. Robert was a Vietnam War veteran. Survived by his wife, Pam J. Spinuzzi; daughters, Kari, Jessica and Dacey Spinuzzi; and stepmother, Ginny Jo Spinuzzi. He also is survived by his sisters, Shirley Bryson and Frances Spinuzzi; and brothers, Frank (Cheryl), Sam (Katherine) and Joe (Roxie) Spinuzzi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. To honor Bob, a memorial gathering will be held Thursday, July 6, 2000, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Hall. Services will be held in Lake Placid, Fla. Please omit food and flowers.

Spinuzzi, Tony
Tony Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2003 - Tony Spinuzzi, passed away Jan. 12, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janice Spinuzzi; two sons, Sam (Jody) Spinuzzi, Mike (Kathy) Spinuzzi; twin daughters, Mia Spinuzzi and fiancé, Cliff Monk, Angela (Frank) Lisac; two brothers, Santo Spinuzzi, Sam (Laurel) Spinuzzi; two sisters, Rose (Joe) Dazzio, Ann Lane; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Spinuzzi, Marcie Spinuzzi; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two new great-grandchildren on the way. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Tony served our country during the Korean War. He retired from the CF&I after 38 years. Tony had a deep passion for horses, ranching and restoring old cars. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his first love was always to his wife and family. The family will cherish their memories of Tony's great work ethic, his gentle touch and a pillar of strength. His legacy will live on. Honoring Tony's request, cremation will take place and no services will be held.

Spinuzzi, Tony
Tony Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2006 - Tony Spinuzzi, 79, of Pueblo West, passed away Nov. 4, 2006. He was a lifelong Pueblo native and Broncos fan. His two older sisters, Phyllis Mull and Frances Mattie preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn (Hinkle) Spinuzzi; son, Bill (Teri) Spinuzzi of Westminster, Colo.; daughters, Sandy (Scott) Wooldridge of Colorado Springs, Colo., Wendy (Gale) Holderman of Pueblo West, Colo., Terri Spinuzzi of Pueblo West, Colo.; grandchildren, Nick Holderman of Pueblo West, Colo., Aimee and Steven Wooldridge of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tony Spinuzzi of Westminster, Colo.; brothers, Dominick (Catherine) Spinuzzi and Sam Spinuzzi, both of Pueblo, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Upon completion of his term with the United States Air Force in World War II, he became an officer with the Pueblo Police Department retiring after 30 years of service. After his retirement from the police department, Tony pursued a career with the Pueblo County district attorney's office and later with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department. He also was a lifetime member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. It was Tony's wish to be cremated and laid to rest in the Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pueblo West Fire Department or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care of Pueblo, Colo.

Spinuzzi, Tony J.
Tony J. Spinuzzi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2004 - Tony J. Spinuzzi, born June 24, 1927, passed away Dec. 5, 2004. Tony was a resident of Pueblo, Colo., his entire life. He was a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and as a civilian went to Vietnam in 1965. He was a civilian executive at the Pueblo Army Depot and retired after 31 years of military and civilian service. Tony is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary M. Spinuzzi; his daughter, Linda (Ron) Sniff; and his son, Anthony Wayne (Janice) Spinuzzi. Grandfather of Ronald A. Sniff, Mike S. Sniff, Zachary W. Spinuzzi and Natalie B. Spinuzzi. Great-grandfather of Brodi, Breanna, Michaela and Lynzie Sniff. He also is survived by his sister, Thelma Galich; sister-in-law, Jenny M. Christien; uncle, Joe "Snuzzi" (Josephine) Dionese; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and family. In addition, he leaves many special friends, and golf buddies whose lives he had touched. Viewing, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that food and flowers be omitted. Memorials are suggested to be given to Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Spitzer, Ambrose M.
Ambrose M. (Bus) Spitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1960 - Ambrose M. (Bus) Spitzer. Services at Assumption Church. Recitation of the Rosary will be Monday 8:30 p.m. and the Requiem High Mass will be Tuesday 9 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven, Roselawn. Friends may contact the family at 435 Dittmer.

Spitzer, Curtis C.
Curtis C. “Curt” Spitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1964 - Curtis C. “Curt” Spitzer, husband of Emma A. Spitzer and father of Miss Virginia E. Spitzer, both of the family home, 1400 Carteret Ave., and Curtis C. Spitzer Jr., Pueblo. Grandfather of Miss Nancy Spitzer, Brother of Earl A. Spitzer, Pueblo; Mrs. Nora Summers, Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Lucy Marston, Baltimore, Md. Uncle of several. Pueblo resident since 1901. Pioneer auto dealer and co-owner of the former Spitzer Brothers Garage. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, officiating. To Mountain View. The body will lie in state only until time of service.

Spitzer, Curtis C. Jr.
Curtis C. Spitzer Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2002 - Curtis C. Spitzer Jr., 80, born June 16, 1922, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 17, 2002. Preceded in death by his first wife, Caryl Spitzer, in 1995. Survived by his loving wife, Helen E. Spitzer; daughter, Jane DiLisio (Mark); grandchildren, Megan and Steven DiLisio of Lakewood, Colo.; sister, Virginia E. Spitzer of Pueblo; stepson, Lyle Von Gundy of Aurora, Colo.; stepdaughter, Lori (Tom) Bland; step-grandchildren, Lindsey and Clinton Bland of Grapevine, Texas; and other family members also survive. Curtis served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to Pueblo and was employed by CF&I, retiring in 1982 from the combustion department. Curtis was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Memorial service will be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with service times pending.

Spitzer, Earl Arthur
Earl Arthur "Jack" Spitzer - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 16, 2008 - February 6, 1929-January 12, 2008. Earl Arthur "Jack" Spitzer died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 12, 2008. Jack was born in Pueblo, CO to Earl and Lillie Spitzer and was the last surviving sibling of six children. Jack met and married Delores Brashear in 1950. He was a bricklayer and founded Spitzer Masonry in 1959. He was a faithful Catholic and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he volunteered as an usher and for the monthly senior citizen's dinner. He took scripture classes at Benet Hill and was a Knight of Columbus. Jack is survived by six children: Deborah, Robert, Donna (Marty) Anderson, Ann, Tom, and Steve (Gail) Spitzer; sisters-in-law Jolene (Don) Daily, Myrtle Spitzer, and brother-in-law, Owen Faricy; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Delores in 2000. A rosary will be recited at 12:00 p.m. followed by a memorial mass at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Dr. Jack donated his body to science. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Eternal Word Television Network, 817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210 or the Colorado Parkinson Foundation, 1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Ste 111, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Spitzer, Emma A.
Emma A. Spitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1981 - Emma A. Spitzer, late of 620 Evans Place, passed away Nov. 21, 1981, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, following a brief illness. She is survived by one daughter; Virginia E. Spitzer, son, Curtis C. (Caryl) Spitzer Jr. both of Pueblo; three sisters; Rose E. Weyand and Gertrude W. Ellison, both of Pueblo, and Verna E. Nawrocki, Colorado Springs, and one brother, Hugo f. Weyand, Florence; one granddaughter, Jane Spitzer, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Spitzer was born Dec. 5, 1891 in Chicago, Ill., and has been a Pueblo resident since 1910. She was preceded in death by husband, Curtis C. Spitzer, in 1964 and sister, Cora W. Olson, in 1981. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William R. Obaugh officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests omission of food. Those who wish may make gifts to St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday and the casket will remain open until time of service.

Spitzer, Robert
Robert Spitzer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2000 - Robert Spitzer, 64, passed away July 11, 2000. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McClave Cemetery. Visitation until 7 p.m. today at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Spitzer, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Spitzer - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 18, 2001 - Mrs. Ruth A. Spitzer, 90, died Jan. 13, 2001, in Cañon City. She was a homemaker and worked at Odd Fellows Home for about 20 years. Mrs. Spitzer was born April 7, 1910, in Jasper, Mo., to Dora and Bonn Johnson, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 1, 1927, to Luther W. Spitzer, who is deceased. She is survived by two sons, William "Bill" of Cañon City and George L. of Pueblo; three daughters, Vera R. Foster of Cañon City, Selma L. Eller of Florence and Kathy Goe of Grand Junction; two sons-in-law, Glenn Eller of Florence and Gary Goe of Grand Junction; a daughter-in-law, Helene Spitzer of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Robert and Donald; three brothers; four sisters; and a grandson, Glenn R. Eller. A memorial service was held. A private burial is planned later at Lakeside Cemetery, 1525 S. Ninth St., Cañon City. Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave, Cañon City, (719) 275-4113, handled the arrangements.

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