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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Stear, Lee
Lee Stear - Wray Rattler - January 18, 1917 - As a result of an altercation over a trivial matter, Lee Stear, 32, was shot through the head and instantly killed on the ranch of J. L. Savage, thirty miles west of Pueblo.

Stearns, George H.
George H. Stearns – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 29, 1872 – Died Among Strangers. – About two weeks ago, a young man named George H. Stearns, formerly employed as telegraph operator at Fort Harker, Kansas, arrived in Pueblo for the benefit of his health.  He was far gone with that insidious disease consumption, and as a last resort, his physician advised him to try this climate.  He remained at the Chilcott House a few days, but as his purse would not warrant such expensive quarters, he accepted a situation offered by Mr. Olin, who resides on the other side of the river with Mr. Wildeboor, who wished some one to look after and take care of his cattle.  In a few days after commencing his new duties, young Stearns was taken sick.  He received every possible kindness at the hands of his new found friends, but all was unavailing.  He commenced to sink rapidly, and it soon became apparent to all that death was about to claim his victim.  On Thursday last, Capt. J. J. Lambert called on him, he having formed a casual acquaintance with him at Fort Harker, but upon arriving at his bedside, the patient was too far gone to speak, and could only move his lips in a mute imploring way, not making an intelligible sound, and at 3 o'clock yesterday morning the sands of his young life ran out.  It was subsequently ascertained that the young man once lived at Janesville, Wisconsin, where his father A. L. Stearns now resides.  The latter has been telegraphed for, and the remains will be held subject to his decision.  Mr. Olin and Wildeboor with their wives, together with Mr. Chas. Orton, the telegraph operator here, were extremely kind to the patient during his last illness, and the relatives of the deceased may rest assured that he received every comfort, that human skill or sympathy could suggest.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 30, 1872 – The body of Mr. Stearns has been preserved on ice to await the arrival of his father who is expected soon.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 4, 1872 – Mr. A. L. Stearns, the father of the young man that died at Mr. Olin's, a few days ago, is in town.  He came on with the intention of taking the remains of his son home, but found it to be impossible, the weather being so very warm, and no burial caskets to be had.  The body had rapidly entered into a state of decomposition.  Under the circumstances Mr. Stearns thought it best to inter the body here, which was done yesterday afternoon in the Masonic burying ground.

Stebbins, William
William Stebbins – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – August 12, 1904 – Shot Her Husband – William Stebbins Killed by His Wife Near Golden – Denver, Aug. 10. – A Republican special from Golden last night says: Mrs. Ida Stebbins of this city shot and killed her husband, William Stebbins, about 8 o'clock tonight at the home of William G. Lewis, at Sunnyside, near Mount Olivet, where Mrs. Stebbins and her children were working. Stebbins and his wife had been separated for some time owing to his dissolute habits. Last fall she came to Golden from Pueblo, where they were residing, and kept a club of School of Mines students. Last February Stebbins arrived in Golden and visited his wife, making threats against her life unless she would agree to live with him again. Instead of complying she had him arrested and he was confined in the county jail for about three months in default of bonds to keep the peace. At the time of his trial a number of letters threatening her life were offered in evidence. Upon signing an agreement to leave the state and not trouble his family any more, Stebbins was taken to Denver about a month ago but the sheriff cautioned his wife to be on the lookout for him and always be prepared. For several weeks past Mrs. Stebbins and her children have been picking berries at Mr. Lewis' place, and tonight about dusk the children saw their father coming up the road. They ran screaming to their mother, who was getting supper in a tent. She took them to Mr. Lewis' house. The children locked themselves in a bath room while the mother remained in the hall to talk with her husband and to try to induce him to go away. The door was locked and she was talking to him through the glass, when some of the men who had been attracted by the children's cries approached. Stebbins turned upon them, and with an oath drew a revolver, ordering them to leave. He then broke in the door and entered the hall with the revolver still in his hand. Immediately his wife shot him through the head, killing him instantly. Coroner Davidson was summoned and took charge of the remains.

Steblay, Angela F.
Angela F. Steblay - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2000 - Angela F. Steblay, 85, born Aug. 19, 1914, passed away Aug. 5, 2000. Predeceased by husband, Louis J. Steblay; parents, Anton and Barbara Jacklovich; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by brothers, Frank (Ann) Jacklovich and Albert Jacklovich, both of Pueblo, and Henry (Genevieve) Jacklovich, California; sister, Rose Vaughn, California; and sister-in-law, Cecelia Kocman, Pueblo. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Angela was a member of the Immaculate Conception Lodge No. 104 KSKJ and St. Mary's parish. Viewing, Monday, 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Steck, George
George Steck – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 3, 1879 – George Steck, a son of Judge Amos Steck, of Denver, accidentally shot and killed himself while out gunning near that city on Friday.

Stecklein, Ernest A.
Ernest A. Stecklein - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1998 - Ernest A. Stecklein, 76, of Lamar, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998. A parish rosary scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to rosary time 7 p.m. at Valley Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Stecklein, Richard Carl
Richard Carl “Lefty” Stecklein - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2005 - Richard Carl “Lefty” Stecklein. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00pm, Monday, June 20, 2005 at Assumption Catholic Church for Richard Carl “Lefty” Stecklein, 63, of Roswell who passed away June 18, 2005 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. A mass will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Assumption Catholic Church. Fr. Bill McCann will officiate. The burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. “Lefty” was born on April 19, 1942 in Hayes, Kan. to Richard Carl and Mary Ann Stecklein. On June 22, 1966, Richard married Patricia Prichard in Denver, Colo. She survives him at the family home. “Lefty” is survived by his father Richard Carl Stecklein and Mary Ann Stecklein of Arvada, Colo.; his wife, Patricia Stecklein of Roswell; daughters, Kimberly Halsted and her husband Jonathan of Roswell, and Kris Lynn Oden and her husband Brent of Lubbock, Texas; brothers, Bob Stecklein and his wife Lou Ellen of Colorado City, Colo., Ronnie Stecklein and his wife Charlotte of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Denny Stecklein and his wife Lynn of Denver, Colo.; sister, Sharon Pebble and her husband Kendall of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren Taylr Oden, Hallie Oden, and Holden Halsted; nieces and nephews, Amber Stecklein, Willow Pebble, Aspen Pebble, Gary Pedersen, Jon Pedersen, and Brett Stecklein, Kerry Campbell, Trace Campbell and Sean Campbell. In lieu of flowers the family asked the memorial contributions be made to the Lefty Stecklein Scholarship Fund at New Mexico Military Institute at 101 W. College Blvd., Roswell, N.M., 88201. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory.

Steckman, Daniel U.
Daniel U. Steckman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2004 - Daniel U. Steckman, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 12, 2004. Born July 3, 1910, in Simpson, Kan. Preceded in death by his son, Douglas Steckman. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evalyn Steckman; son, Otto D. Steckman (Joy), Pueblo; grandchildren, Daniel B. Steckman (Mitzi), Wray, Colo., Rodney S. Steckman (Virginia), Pueblo West, and Vallee Newton, Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Autumn Conde (Anthony), Sterling, Colo., Charlie Steckman, Everett, Wash., Elyse and J.D. Steckman, Wray, Colo., Malloree Steckman, Pueblo West, Kyle, Brandon and Cayleen Newton, Pueblo West, Kyle Donlon (Mike), Gil, Colo., Annie Foster, Pueblo West, Dawn Crowley (Evan), Pueblo; great-great-grandchildren, Hallee, Sierra and Shyanne Conde, Preston and Kinder Donlon and Bailey Foster. Also survived by his faithful dogs, Penny and Tammy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo and a member of Eagles No. 145. Daniel retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1974. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn. Donations may be made in memory of Daniel U. Steckman to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc., through the funeral home.

Steckman, Evalyn H.
Evalyn H. Steckman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2006 - Evalyn H. Steckman, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord May 5, 2006. Born June 14, 1920, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel U. Steckman; son, Douglas N. Steckman; brother, Charles Wilker; and sisters, Roberta Wilker and Doris Barnes. Survived by son, Otto D. Steckman (Joy) of Pueblo West; brother, James Wilker (Nancy), Pueblo; sisters, Winona Olsen (Marvin), Verna Dewar and Donna Mizkewiz (Jerry), all of Denver, Pansy Hayes, Hamilton City, Calif.; and her faithful dogs, Penny and Tammy; grandchildren, Daniel Steckman (Mitzi), Wray, Colo., Rodney Steckman and Vallee Newton, both of Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Autumn Conde (Anthony) and Elyse Steckman, Sterling, Colo., Charlie and J.D. Steckman, Wray, Colo., Malloree Steckman, Annie Foster, Kyle, Brandon, and Cayleen Newton, all of Pueblo West, Kyle Donlon, Gil, Colo., Dawn Crowley (Evan), Pueblo; great-great-grandchildren, Hallee, Sierra, and Shyanne Conde, Preston and Kynder Donlon, and Bailey Fitch; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Baptist Church and retired from the dietary department at the Colorado State Hospital after 40 years of service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Stede, Lillian
Lillian Stede - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2006 - Lillian Stede was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Boncarbo, Colo., and passed away May 25, 2006, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister. She married her husband, Edward Stede, Feb. 9, 1971. She also is survived by her children, Edward W. (Sharon) Stede, Wisdom, Mont., and Ronald D. (Vickie) Stede, Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Ronda and Renae Stede, both of Lakewood, Colo. She will be sadly missed by her dear friends, Jeanne Dillow, Vellma and Beverly. At her request, there will be cremation with no service.

Steed, Anna L.
Anna L. Steed - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2006 - Anna L. Steed passed away June 2, 2006, in Pueblo. Anna was born Oct. 6, 1909, in Jacksonville, Mo., and had came to Pueblo in 1943. Her survivors include her daughters, Lorna Steed and Jan (Ron) Natal, both of Pueblo; sister, Olive “Ollie” Vinson of Canon City; grandchildren, Lisa (Paul) Auriti and Heather (Jeff) Natal Brown; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Vincent Auriti; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Steel, Jennie
Jennie Steel - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 6, 1868 – Died – Steel - On the Fontaine qui Boulle, on the morning of the 2d inst., Jennie, wife of M. F. Steel.  Mrs. Steel leaves an affectionate husband and four small children to mourn her loss.

Steele, Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Steele - Walsenburg World - February 19, 1920 - Died, of apoplexy, Friday February 13th, 1920, Mr. A. J. Steele, aged 63 years at Walsenburg, Colo. Andrew Steele was for many years stable boss at the Walsen mine, and afterwards engaged in the livery business in Walsenburg. He was a prominent member of the colored Methodist church of this place and a man of influence in its affairs. Funeral services and burial were held Monday, February 16th. Andrew Jackson Steele - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1920: Died, Andrew Jackson Steele, former barn boss for CF&I farmer and livery man who built the St. James A.M.E. Church.

Steele, Donald Lee
Donald Lee Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1998 - Donald Lee Steele, 70, resident of Fort Collins before moving to Fort Lyon, passed away Nov. 5, 1998. Memorial funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Victory Baptist Church in Fort Collins.

Steele, Estella
Estella Steele - Albuquerque Journal – November 18, 2002 - Estella Steele, 76, a 22-year resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002. She is survived by her son, Tony Trujillo and wife, Pamela of Albuquerque; daughters, Regina Trujillo and husband, Francisco of Albuquerque and Patsy Garcia of Raton; sons, Michael Trujillo of Raton and Edward Trujillo of Raton; daughter, Lucille Trujillo and husband, Tom of Trinidad, CO; and sons, Victor Trujillo, Jr. and wife, Kelly of Pueblo, CO and Lawrence Trujillo of Raton; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur Salazar of Raton; and companion, David Chavez of Albuquerque. Mrs. Steele was a member of the Home League with the Salvation Army. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, November 19, 2002, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Services will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2002, 9:30 a.m., at Salvation Army Chapel, 4301 Bryn Mawr NE with Major Becky Sparks officiating. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, November 19, 2002, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Steele, Franklin (Mrs.)
Mrs. Franklin Steele - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 13, 1868 - We were quite shocked by the news of the sudden dearth of Mrs. Franklin Steele, whose loss was keenly felt by her husband's family.

Steele, Hanibal Rowland
Hanibal Rowland Steele – Pueblo Chieftain – November 09, 1925 – “Mass” Steele, Pioneer, Died Sunday Aged 82 - Came to Colorado in 1859 And Settled on Fountain River (note---obituary said Cherry Creek) Taking Up Public Land – Was Noted for Fair Dealing and Courage - Enjoyed Membership in Masonic Lodge No.17 Half a Century; Funeral Tuesday Afternoon - Hanibal Rowland Steele, a resident of Colorado since 1859, and known throughout the state as "Mass Steele", died at his late home, 905 East Seventh Street, Sunday morning. Mr. Steele was born in Fayette County, Ark, December 24, 1843, and moved down on the Fountain, eight miles north of Pueblo, where Overton now stands. Here the Steeles took up government land, 600 acres, and developed irrigation ditches on this land. They became well-to-do through their cattle business, and at one time had one of the largest outfits in this section, having about 5,000 acres leased in the days when the range was open. When the Steeles settled on the Fountain, Pueblo was but a hamlet, consisting mainly of a trading post and having a floating population. The family and "Mass" Steele did much for the development of the city and county. He was known throughout the country as a man of absolute honesty and devoid of fear. He lived on his ranch until 1907 when he sold the place to the Fountain Underflow Company and moved to Pueblo. In October, 1911, he married Miss Theresa Malone, and has lived here until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and brother, Jeff Steele. Mr. Steele was one of the few remaining pioneers who could paint the picture of Pueblo's infancy and tell the tale of the growth of the West. He was the type of pioneer that is rapidly passing. The history of that section of the Fountain Valley where he lived will always be connected with his name. Steele's Hollow, the impetuous dry wash that feeds the Fountain its flood waters, derived its name from the family (now known as Steele Creek). A small graveyard on the east side of the Fountain River is known as the "Steele Graveyard", and members of the family are buried there. Successive holders of this piece of land have always taken care of this reminder of the early days that stands as a monument to one of the oldest families. The deceased was a member for 54 years of Lodge 17, A.F. & M; and of the Southern Colorado Pioneers' Association. The funeral will be conducted by the Masonic order Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence. The Rev. C. A. Heyden, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery under the direction of T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Steele, Harriett Rowland
Mrs. Matthew Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1889 - Mrs. Matthew Steele, one of the pioneer women of Colorado, died on Saturday at 2:00 a.m., aged 83 years, at her home on her ranch North of Pueblo, in this county. The funeral occurred on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m., and was very largely attended. She was buried on ground near her residence. She had lived on that ranch twenty-five years. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. John C. Hay.

Steele, Jennie
Jennie Steele – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 11, 1880 – Died on Saturday morning, the 6th inst., of pneumonia, Jennie, youngest daughter of F. and M. Steele, aged fourteen years.

Steele, Lula Mae
Lula Mae Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Lula Mae Steele, age 92, passed away June 19, 2000. Born on April 30, 1908, in Linneus, Mo., to Nancy Catherine (Foster) and William Joseph Labar. She is preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Steele. Mrs. Steele had lived in Rye, Colo., since 1970. She is survived by her children, Irvin "Pat" (Jean) Steele and Jackie (Steve) Stephenson. She is also survived by two grandsons, Mike (Frances) and Pat Steele; one granddaughter, Cheryl (Gary) Phillips; six great-grandchildren, Becky, Brooke, Jerimiah, Ian, Tanner and Jessica; sister, Eulalia Steele; sister-in-law, Mavis (Labar) Garrison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death also by one baby brother; two brothers, LeRoy Labar and Foster Labar; and one sister, Hazel Labar. Mrs. Steele was a member of the Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church in Rye, Colo. Funeral service, Tuesday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Saturday, 2 p.m., Laclede Cemetery, Laclede, Mo. Please omit flowers.

Steele, Mary June
Mary June (nee Bisetti) Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Mary June (nee Bisetti) Steele, passed away Dec. 6, 1999. Survived by her children, Robert Steele and Suzi Tearpak; grandchildren, Trevor and Simon Tearpak, all of Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family requests no food or flowers.

Steele, Matthew Sr.
Mr. Matthew Steele Sr. - Colorado Daily Chieftain - June 22, 1872 - The funeral of Mr. Matthew Steele Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, at the late residence of the deceased. All friends, acquaintances, and the public generally are cordially invited to attend. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. O.P. McMains.

Steele, Mr.
Mr. Steele – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 17, 1874 – Mr. Steele, a prominent citizen of Douglas County, was thrown from his horse on Thursday, near Franktown, and kicked and otherwise so badly bruised that he died the following day.

Steele, Opal R.
Opal R. Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2001 - Opal R. Steele, 96, passed away Feb. 24, 2001. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Steele, Rena M.
Rena M. Steele - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1997 - Rena M. Steele, 66, passed away Dec. 16, 1997. Survived by her children, Debbie Mitchel, Milwaukee, Wis., and David Steele, Pueblo- brothers, Chick (Joyce) Collins and Melvin Bud" (Nan) Collins, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Donald Mitchel, San Diego, Calif., and John Mitchel, Milwaukee, Wis.- aunt, Jennie Karger, Pueblo- uncle, Fred Blossom, Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on March 12, 1931, in Boone, Colo. Rena was a lifetime Pueblo area resident. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Steele, Robert F. Sr.
Robert F. Steele Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2000 - Robert F. Steele Sr. passed away March 6, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 78. Robert is survived by his children, Robert F. Steele Jr. and Susan Tearpak; and his grandchildren, Simon and Treavor. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Steelman, Ramona Mae
Ramona Mae Steelman (Grammie) - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2003 - Ramona Mae Steelman (Grammie), 71, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord April 26, 2003. Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, William George Steelman; parents, Ray and Daisy Marie Smith; and great-grandson, Brentton Michael Scott Alire. Survived by children, Sandra (Joe) Ortiz, Pueblo, Eddie (Adrianne) Steelman, Pueblo, Wil (Pearl) Steelman, Alamosa, and Jerry (Angie) Steelman, Pueblo; brothers, Curt (Becky) Strain, Delta, Colo., and Ronnie (Debbie) Strain, Denver; sisters, Millie Glover, Dolores, Colo., and Patty DeAguero, Saguache, Colo.; former daughter-in-law, Gaila Mitchek, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; aunt, Doris (Harry) Wiedeman, Alaska; former son-in-law, Glen Alire Sr., Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; special friend, Betty Cocrun. Also survived by nieces and nephews and a host of relatives. Ramona enjoyed bowling, bingo games, working in the yard, her dog Pettie, and the Broncos. She also loved the Lord and the time she spent with her family playing Rook. Viewing, 3-7 Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel, Officiant, Scottie Alire, her grandson. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after funeral service.

Steepleton, Alderine
Alderine E. Steepleton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2002 - Alderine E. Steepleton, 88, born June 8, 1913, in Baraboo, Wis., passed away April 1, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Lemuel Steepleton, April 1979; daughter, Rose Marie Edelen; sister, Irean McGivern; stepbrothers, Sam and Romaine Christenson. Alderine is survived by her children, Betty Jean Pigg of Pueblo, Jack (Eulah Mae) Steepleton of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Faith United Methodist Church. Alderine was a nurse from 1942-1968 and a Pueblo resident since 1930. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery.

Stefano, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Stefano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2002 - Anna Marie Stefano, 94, longtime Life Care Center resident, passed away May 15, 2002. Survived by her son, Ralph A. (Judy) Stefano of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Rodney Stefano and Renee (Sam) Simmons; sister, Lillian Spera of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Victor Dionisio of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Mary Dalio of Lakewood, Colo., and Agnes Stephano of Reno, Nev.; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ben Stefano in July of 1980; sister, Katherine Dionisio; brothers, Carmal, Joe and James Spicola. Anna was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Trinidad, Colo., to Antonio and Vincenza "Jenny" Spicola. She was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as an inspector for DANA Corp. At her request, there will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Stefano, Suzanne Rennea
Suzanne Rennea Lowe Stefano - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2000 - Suzanne Rennea Lowe Stefano, 37, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born March 25, 1963, in Pueblo, to Patty (Morris) and Jack L. Lowe. She graduated from South High School in 1981. She received a degree from Pueblo Community College as a respiratory therapist. She worked in her field at Parkview hospital many years. She is survived by two children, Kristie and Anthony Stefano; her mother, Patty Morris, all of Pueblo; two brothers, Chris Lowe of Fort Morgan and Scott Lowe of Phoenix, Ariz.; special friend, Richard Conger of Colorado Springs; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack L. Lowe; brother, Wesley Lowe; grandparents, Virginia and Cap Morris and Alberta and Ira Lowe; cousins, Zachery Chapin and Douglas Morris. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to the Suzanne Stefano Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. Family will receive guests at Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the service.

Steffani, Cody Aron
Cody Aron Steffani - Huerfano World - January 17, 2008 - Cody Aron Steffani, 14, was born Dec. 22,1993. Our beautiful boy left us too soon to be with our Lord on January 1, 2008. Survived by his Mother Penny and Father Deon Steffani, his only brother Michael Steffani, his Niece Kylee Rose Steffani, his brother's fiancée Carianne, "Papa" Chuck Steffani, Grandparents Nadya and Bob Vogt, Kathy and Ron Busch, Dale and Dee Jesse, Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Randy Olguin, Uncle Chuck Steffani, Aunt Dawn Busch, Uncle Jim Jesse, Aunt Amanda and Uncle Frank Martin, Aunt Tami-Jo Busch, Great Grandma Rose Steffani, Great Grandma Iva Gaylord, numerous cousins and great-aunts and uncles. Cody was our angel. His smile would warm your heart. He could make you laugh with his jokes and silly things he'd say and do. Cody loved football, riding his motorcycle, shooting skeet with his dad and papa and family. He was a great fisherman, and he loved to go camping. He loved being with his family, and hanging out with his big brother. Cody was so proud to be an uncle, he spoiled his niece Kylee. He loved going with his papa to Walsenburg to see great grandma Rose. He was a very loving, strong, courageous young man. We will all miss him greatly and we will always remember his beautiful smile and hold on to all our wonderful memories until we are together again.

Steffani, Daniel Louis
Daniel Louis Steffani - Huerfano world - April 5, 1990 - Daniel Louis Steffani, 31, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Mar. 24, 1990, at his home in Denver where he had lived for the past eight years. He had been ill for several years. Born Aug. 21, 1958, in Walsenburg, he attended St. Mary Grade School, Walsenburg High School and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He had been employed by PanArk Tire and Oil in Walsenburg, King Soopers in Greeley and Denver, Marvin Davis Oil, Denver and was manager of Skyline Pharmacy in Denver. Mr. Steffani is survived by his parents, Robert and Louise Steffani and grandmothers, Rose Valdez and Rose Steffani, all of Walsenburg, aunts and uncles and cousins. Cremation was at Fairmount Crematorium, Denver. Graveside service and inurnment will be at 2 m. Thursday, Apr. 5 (today) in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Steffani, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Steffani - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - Thomas "Tony" Richard Steffani 72, of Walsenburg died Saturday, Nov. 18, 1989, in St. Mary Corwin's Hospital ICU after having been admitted the day before with a heart attack. Mr. Steffani has had a heart condition and lung problems several years. Born June 13, 1917, in Ojo, a mine camp west of La Veta, he was reared in the area mine camps and attended school in the camps and Walsenburg through the ninth grade. He began work in the coal mines at age 13 and had worked for several of the area mines and the Allen Mine at Weston from which he retired after 59 years in 1973. He became ill in 1974. Mr. Steffani was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America. Survivors are his wife, Rose, whom he married Jan. 13, 1936; five children, Robert Steffani, Charles Steffani and Phyllis Cordova, Walsenburg, Barbara Skribina, Grand Junction and Anthony Steffani, Pueblo; a brother, Steven Steffani, San Francisco, CA; two sisters, Rose Dussart and Estelle Pickens, Cloverdale, CA; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial with United Mine Workers of America was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Steffgan, Leonard
Leonard Steffgan - Brandon Bell - August 7, 1914 - Suicide's Body and Note Found - Pueblo - The partly decomposed body of a man believed to be Leonard Steffgan of Houston, Tex., was discovered fourteen miles west of Pueblo. A note tiled to a tree signed by Seffgan stated that he had killed himself by drinking poison and shooting himself. The bottles that had contained the poison were near the corpse, but the revolver could not be found. There was a bullet hole in the man's temple.

Steffy, George S.
George S. Steffy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1999 - George S. Steffy, age 70, of Pueblo, born Nov. 16, 1928, in Canon City, passed away Oct. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Josephine Steffy, and his children, Carolyn (Frank) Kovacich, George (Pauline) Steffy and Donna Steffy. Grandfather of Frankie (Kim) Kovacich, Shelley (Terry) Lewis, Sheri (Scott) Peter, Lisa Kovacich and Traci, Kelly and Melissa Steffy. Great-grandfather of Kelsi and Kody Kovacich and Richard and Nicholas Lewis. Also survived by his sister, Evelyn Huskey of Canon City, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Steffy married Josephine Vendetti on June 9, 1948. He retired from Dana Corporation with 40 years of service. He was also a lifetime member of Florence Elks Club No. 611. He enjoyed spending his summers at Blue Mesa Ranch in Gunnison fishing with his family and friends. When not fishing, George could be found hauling hay with his son and grandchildren. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family will receive friends at the family home and respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. A memorial service will be held Thursday in Gunnison, Colo.

Stegall, Elva L.
Elva L. Stegall – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1940 – Mrs. Elva L. Stegall, late of 1767 South Logan street, died at Denver hospital Wednesday, March 13. Mother of eight, one being Mrs. L. H. Cox, Pueblo; grandmother of 22; great grandmother of one. Member of the Bethel Baptist church of Denver and Security Benefit association at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Davis Mortuary chapel.

Stegman, Joyce Lynn
Joyce Lynn Cramb Stegman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Joyce Lynn Cramb Stegman, 57, was born July 18, 1948 in Lamar, Colo. to Bruce and Beryle Cramb. She went to be with the Lord Dec. 29, 2005. She was preceded in death by her mother Beryle in 1991. Surviving her are her parents, Bruce and Donna Cramb, Pueblo, Colo., her loving husband Don Stegman, Alamosa, Colo., honorary sister Dena Henke, Pratt, Kan., step siblings Carla (Alex) Howard and Doug (Ginger) Veltri, Pueblo, Colo., sons Jeff (Leslie) Hawkins, Pueblo, Colo., Scott (Colleen) Stegman, League City, Tex., daughter Kara (Jerry) Nye, Alamosa, Colo., and grandchildren Kyle, Landon, Taylor Nye, and Raleigh, Sheila, Ellie Stegman. Joyce graduated from Independence, Kansas High School, Emporia State TeacherÕs College with a B.A. and received her Masters Degree from Adams State College. On Feb. 4, 1978 she married Don Stegman. JoyceÕs love of helping kids as a teacher spanned 28 years at all levels including her start in Granada, Colo. where she worked with migrant children, in Lamar, Colo. as a special education teacher, and in Alamosa as both a regular and a special education teacher at Alamosa High School, at Ortega Middle School, at Adams State College teaching a few graduate courses, and at Polston Elementary where she retired. Additionally, she spent 18 months working for the Interdisciplinary Core Academy promoting professional development for teachers across the state, and served as both coordinator and host for Japanese College Students visiting American elementary schools for more than 10 years. Post retirement, she continued to be active as an antique dealer helping to initiate The vintage Garage. She was an active member of both the Downtown Merchants Association and PEO Chapter DP where she served as a past president. Joyce was a caring educator and loved kids. She loved to do things for other people to help them have a better day. A dedicated Christian, an outstanding wife, mother, and daughter, she loved her family unconditionally. She will leave a big void in all our lives. Her memorial service was held on Wed., Jan. 4 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church of Alamosa. If you wish, you may make memorial contributions to one of the following: La Puente Home shelter or Special Education Services in the Alamosa Public School System. Contributions for the latter may be sent to Alamosa State Bank care of special education fund, Joyce Stegman.

Stegman, Robert A.
Robert A. Stegman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1998 - Robert A. Stegman, 57, passed away June 11, 1998. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today at the St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment of ashes, Riverside Cemetery.

Stehr, Julius
Julius Stehr - Brandon Bell - January 10, 1913 - A young man, whose name is thought to be Julius Stehr of Milwaukee, staggered into a saloon at Pueblo and fell, suffering from strychnine poisoning. He died a short time later at a hospital, where he was taken by the police.

Steidley, Celia R.
Celia R. Steidley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Celia R. Steidley passed away June 19, 2006, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Claremore, Okla.

Steige, Robert
Robert Steige - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1987 - Robert Steige, 72, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1987, in Trinidad. In 1948, Robert moved to Trinidad where he taught chemistry at Trinidad State Junior College until his retirement in 1973. He moved to Illinois in 1978 and returned to Trinidad this past year. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Illinois; son, Robert Gene Steige, Commerce City; brother, Walter (Frances) Steige, Trinidad; sister, Alice Quinlisk, Pennsylvania. Memorial service, including Masonic rites, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1987, at Cotter-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Richie officiating.

Steige, Walter E. Sr.
Walter E. Steige Sr. - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - June 11, 2005 - Walter E. Steige Sr. ., 93, of Loveland, died June 7, 2005, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland. He was born Aug. 22, 1911, in Elmira, N.Y., to Ernest and Emma (Winkler) Steige. He married Frances Sallade on June 29, 1934, in Punxsutawney, Pa. He attended Milwaukee School of Engineering and graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree. He graduated from Adams State College with a master's degree. He retired as the dean of faculty for Trinidad State Junior College, where he had been employed for 25 years. Before moving to Trinidad, he taught for the U.S. Army Signal Corps at the beginning of World War II and then as a foreman at Sparks-Whithington Co. in Jackson, Mich. He then owned and operated a radio repair business in State College, Pa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis. He was a resident of Trinidad since 1947 and moved to Loveland in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Frances Steige of Loveland; a son, Walter Steige Jr. and wife Paula of Estes Park; a sister, Alice Quinlisk of North Wales, Pa.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at North Shore Health Care Facility, 1355 W. 29th St., Loveland. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Allnutt-Hunter Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

Steigel, Herman W.
Herman W. Steigel - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1998 - Herman W. Steigel passed away Aug. 2, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Joplin, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1984. His survivors include one sister, Millie Craig, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no viewing or services. Cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory.

Stein, Dale
Dale Stein - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 1998 - Dale Stein, 27, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 6, 1998. Survived by parents, George and Janice Stein- brother, Michael- sister, Michellee McNamara- nieces, Ashley and Courtney McNamara, and Rebecca Zoller- grandmothers, Elsie Austin and Dorothy Dillon- and numerous aunts, uncles and friends. His special passion was his dogs, Bear and Sheba. At the family's request, cremation. , 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, with the Rev. Jim Bimbi officiating.

Stein, David Lee
David Lee Stein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - David Lee Stein, 73, passed away Oct. 24, 2005, surrounded by his wife and children. David was born Oct. 22, 1932, to parents, Albert A. Stein and Rose L. Krigel Stein, who preceded him in death. David was a descendant of one of Pueblo's well-known pioneer families. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anna L. Stein; son, Mark (Judie); and daughters, Susan (Bud) McDaniel, Lori (Larry) Carter and DeAnna (Jeff) Starcer; grandchildren, C.V. and Cissy McDaniel, Leah Carter, and Zachery, Alexa and Triston Starcer, all of Pueblo. Also survived by brother, Dr. Avrum A. (Patty) Stein of Florida and Illinois; aunts, Shirley Jankes and Meredith Krigel, both of Arizona; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Ernie Ballotti of Pueblo, Kurt and Linda Habib of Pueblo, Brandon and Julie Habib of Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, many of whom reside in Kansas; and dog, Penny. David was employed by Pueblo Gas and Fuel Co., where he had the opportunity to meet many people and make many special friends. He retired in 1994 after 39 years of service. Before Dave was stricken with complications from the polio he suffered many years earlier, he greatly enjoyed traveling with his wife, Anna, and beloved brother- and sister-in-law, Avie and Patty. As he became more limited in his abilities, he also enjoyed maintaining some independence by scooting up and down Union Avenue and around the neighborhood on his electric wheelchair. Over the last four years, David has spent several rehabilitative stays at Pueblo Extended Care, finally becoming a resident there in March of this year. The family wishes to thank Pueblo Extended Care for welcoming him and making him feel at home there. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Rabbi Robert Saunders and Pastor Hal Hartman will be officiating. Donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through the funeral home office.

Stein, Glen L.
Glen L. Stein - Lamar Daily News - July 7, 2005 - A Mass of Christian Burial for Glen L. Stein, 64, of Peyton (formerly of Holly and Hartman) was celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly. Monsignor William Doll was celebrant. Burial followed in the Hartman Cemetery at Hartman. Mr. Stein was born July 3, 1940, at Spearville, KS. He died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Trinidad, CO. Glen was preceded in death by his father, Leo X. Stein of Granada on Nov. 1, 1951; by his mother, Louise A. Stein of Lamar on Aug. 23, 1993; by two brothers, DeLoyd Stein of Granada on Nov. 26, 1958, and Leonard Stein of Pueblo on April 21, 2003, and by one sister, Camilla Weber of Eads on March 30, 2002. Mr. Stein is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Stein of their home at Peyton; by two children, Tammy (Kelly) Barlow of Colorado Springs and Michael (Renee) Stein of Elbert; by eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; by one brother, Howard Stein of Lamar; by one sister, Jeannean (Tom) Tefertiller of Lamar. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartman Gymnasium Fund either directly to Marilyn Wilson, P.O. Box 9998, Hartman, CO 81043 or through the funeral home office. Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly, handled the arrangements.

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

Stein, Leonard L.
Leonard L. Stein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2003 - Leonard L. Stein passed away April 21, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Adelaide Stein; brother, Harold DeLoyd Stein; and sister, Camilla Mae Webber. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Stein of the family home; children, Dawn (Mark) Mangold, Kevin Stein, Darrin Stein; five grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Jeanne (Tom) Tefertiller; brothers, Howard Stein, Glen (Sharon) Stein; stepson, Gary Wambaugh; stepdaughter, Rita Wambaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation for 33 years. The Pueblo golf courses will miss his daily tee time and friendly smile. He was a dedicated husband, father and friend. Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Leonard Stein to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Steinauer, Louisa
Mrs. Louisa Steinauer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1926 - Mrs. Louisa Steinauer, aged 80 years, died Dec. 18 at the family home, 2030 West Street. Body at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Steinberg, Lewis H.
Lewis H. Steinberg – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 10, 1874 – Died at the residence of Mr. D. W. McCormack on the Huerfano, on Thursday, December 3, 1874, Mr. Lewis H. Steinberg, aged 23 years.  The subject of this notice, Mr. Steinberg, came to Colorado from St. Louis, Mo., in the spring of 1872, in the hope of benefiting his health and arresting a dangerous disease of the lungs.  For a while he was greatly benefited, but, like many noble young men he had but little of this world's goods, and was compelled to work for a support while physically unable.  He was employed by D. Hurd & Son, of Denver, as traveling salesman, and while in the mountains at a great elevation, he was taken severely ill, from which attack he never recovered.  He was young, gifted, generous and noble, and his future would have been bright indeed had not the “golden cord been severed” by that sad and deceitful destroyer that flatters but to kill.  In the elements of goodness and nobility he was the very paragon of true manhood.  He was perfectly resigned to his fate, and before he died pointed out the spot where he wished to be buried – a little grassy knoll in front of the house of Mr. McCormick, where the little prairie flowers were wont to bloom in the spring time.  He was denied the Oriental blessing of dying among his kindred, but in his affliction he had one generous and devoted friend, who ever watched by his bedside and ministered to his wants with the tenderness and affectionate regard of a mother – Mrs. McCormick.

Steineke, Herman
Herman Steineke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 1945 - Herman Steineke, at 2708 Thatcher, Thursday, October 4. Husband of Mrs. Helena Steineke of the family home; father of Irvin Steinke, Los Angeles; Mrs. H. C. Mollohan, Pueblo; Howard Steineke, Colorado Springs; Gerald Steineke U. S. Army. Brother of Mrs. John Vortz, Clifton, Kansas. Member of the Evangelical Church. Colorado Springs paper please copy.

Steiner, Grace E.
Grace E. Steiner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1986 - Grace E. Steiner, Nov. 22, 1986. Mother of Ruth von Ahlefeldt and Miriam Noia of Pueblo; George Steiner, Schenectady, N.Y.; and Stephen Steiner, Whitestone, N.Y. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Steiner was a member of the First Reformed Church of College Point, N.Y. Memorial service will be held in College Point, N.Y. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Steinke, Leona M.
Leona M. Steinke - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Passed away March 29, 2001, in Pueblo. Leona was born in Pueblo on Aug. 19, 1918, to Richard and Nellie Sullivan Griffith and was a 1936 graduate of Centennial High School. She was a member of the Park Hill Christian Church and the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 in Pueblo. Mrs. Steinke is survived by her husband, Edward; children, Carl (Carolyn) Steinke, both of Pueblo, Robert (Linda) Steinke of Alaska, Cynthia (William) Carson of Canon City; brothers, Vern Griffith and Richard Griffith and sisters, Irene Edwards, Corene Toft, all of Pueblo, and Mary Glasscock of Kansas; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. in the Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th.

Steinley, Alex
Alex Steinley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Alex Steinley, 78, of Colorado Springs, former Lamar resident, passed away Nov. 10, 1986, at Eisenhower Medical Center. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Peacock-Wood Chapel with Pastor Gary Thur officiating. Interment, Fair-mount Cemetery. Visitation until 8 o'clock tonight and from 8 a.m. to time of service Thursday.

Steinmetz, Henry
Henry Steinmetz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1986 - Henry Steinmetz, 80, of Ordway, a retired farmer and Crowley County road employee, died Aug. 27, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital in Pueblo. Born April 20, 1906, in Ordway. Married Pauline Becker, who died in 1978. Survived by three daughters, Rose Sears of Pueblo, Clara Pointer, Wheaton, Mo., Peggy Harrison, Grants Pass, Ore.; sister, Elizabeth Reichel, Fort Lupton; sister-in-law, Katie Steinmetz, Ordway; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Jonach Funeral Home, (3rd-way. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery in Sugar City, Colo. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Jonach Funeral Home.

Steir, Jerald
Jerald “Sonny” Steir – Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2009 - Jerald “Sonny” Steir on Aug. 19, 2009, at 12:18 a.m., a Pueblo icon left to join his father, Tom; mother, Goldie; brother, Jim; daughter, Raelene; and mother-in-law, Lou, after his battle with Alzheimer's came to an end. To treasure his memory Sonny leaves behind the one person who took care of him for eight years and three months at home, his loving and devoted wife, Terry, and his pride and joy, his 11-year-old son, Austin; two beloved daughters, Tammy Steir-Orcutt (Jim Bowen) and Chantell (Chuck) Steir-Williams; and step-son, Dustin Smith. Sonny also left behind two sisters, Janet (Jim Weldon) and Jane (Bill Standfill); and brother, Jack (Nancy) Steir, who he loved so much. Sonny had many nieces, nephews, and grandsons who will also miss him. Sonny also left behind a special son-in-law, Ray Orcutt, who will also miss him dearly. Of those left behind, Sonny will be missed by his close friends, Linda (Don) Balerio and Linda (Craig) Dotson as well. Sonny was born June 23, 1944, in Rocky Ford. At a young age, Sonny joined and served in the U.S. Army and once he was out, took over as owner of the Tom's Towing business left to him by his dad. Sonny was an avid outdoorsman who loved to camp, fish, hunt, and drive ATVs. He raced the #32 car at Beacon Hill Speedway until he retired at the age of 50. Sonny belonged to a number of organizations including, the Masons and Shriners, which he was a part of for most of his adult life. He was also a member of the TRPC for more than ten years. It was the wish and request of Sonny that there be no viewing or services. Sonny's wish was for people to remember him as he was before he became ill. Terry and Austin can be contacted anytime Saturday, Aug. 22, at 837 23rd Lane. In lieu of food and flowers, there has been a college fund setup for his 11 year old son, Austin at Canon National Bank, contact Linda Balerio (544-5548) or donations in his memory to Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, Colo., 81001.

Steir, Raelene
Raelene Steir - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Raelene Steir, 34, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 5, 2004. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Thomas Steir; cousins, Bruce Valentine and Shawn Steir. Raelene is survived by her three sons, Nathan Fenwick, Michael and Brady Crane; mother, Janie Daugaard; father, Sonny (Terry) Steir; sisters, Tammy (Ray) Orcutt and Chantell Steir; brother, Austin Steir; grandparents, Ray and Louise Sartor and Goldie Steir; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. Raelene loved to sing at local karaoke events, placing ninth in a state karaoke event in 1999. At the family's request, cremation will take place with no viewing and a private family service to follow. Family will receive family and friends at 6 p.m. Thursday evening, Sept. 9, 2004, at 942 Climax Lane. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests that any donations be made in Raelene's memory to the Raelene Steir Memorial Fund through the funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Raeleen Steir. Friends also will be received at the home of Sonny and Terry Steir, 837 23rd Lane.

Stejskal, William P.
William P. Stejskal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2002 - Age 49, passed away March 24, 2002, in Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Services will be held in Covina, Calif.

Stelitano, Dominic Gerald
Dominic Gerald "Mico" Stelitano - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 16, 2003 - Dominic Gerald "Mico" Stelitano, 57, passed away in Trinidad, December 11, 2003. He was born November 24, 1946 to John C. and Elizabeth M. (Pachelli) Stelitano. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1964 and served in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1967. He was a Vietnam veteran. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 6 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church and Disabled American Veterans. He is preceded in death by his father John, his grandparents, Carmelo and Rachela Stelitano and Angelo and Lucia Pachelli, uncles and aunts, Domenic Stelitano Sr., Tony, Domenic, Fred, Albert and Umberto Pachelli, Mike and Helen Rinna, Carmela DeBono, Concetta Caira and his great niece Savonna Mascarenas. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth, his brother, John Carmel (Dorothy) Stelitano, special friend, Joyce Monter, his aunts and uncles, Guido and Ann Pachelli, Richard and Connie Pachelli, Gloria Pachelli, Mary Pachelli, Bella Stelitano and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Mosher, Ron Monteleone, Sisto Mazza, J.C. Phelps, Anthony Veltri and Peppe Gomez, Richard Pachelli Jr., Guido Pachelli Jr., Tony Pachelli, Fred Pachelli, Domenic Pachelli, Anthony Pachelli, Charles Pachelli and Albert Pachelli Jr. Memorials may be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. The family of Dominic Stelitano has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Stell, Ella B.
Ella B. Stell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Ella B. Stell, 103, passed away April 8, 2000, at Shamar Village Care Center. Born Oct. 28, 1896, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She was one of 12 children born to the union of Allen and Mattie (Green) Bowens. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to the Oklahoma Territory where she attended school. She was a devout Christian and served many years as church mother at St. Paul Church of God In Christ in Oklahoma under the leadership of the late superintendent, Elder John M. Statum. In the 1980s she moved to Pueblo and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she had been a faithful member until her passing. Preceded in death by her parents, other siblings, husband, Thorton Stell, daughter, Hazel M. Johnson. Survived by her children, Katherine (Kedrick) Pack, Pueblo, Marlene (James) Brown, Oklahoma City, grandchildren, Beverly Taylor, James Brown, Brady Johnson III, Kedrick Johnson, Donald Johnson and Ronald Johnson; 26 grandchildren to include Dee Dee Brown, Eric Brown and granddaughter-in-law, Christine Johnson. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Stenmark, John Harvey
John Harvey Stenmark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2002 - John Harvey Stenmark, 79, of Loveland, Colo., passed away May 14, 2002. He was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Denver, Colo., to Harvey and Ellen Stenmark. He lived the majority of his life in Colorado, attending Denver East High and Colorado School of Mines before joining the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. John met his wife, Ruth, while he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. They married on May 12, 1944, in Bend Ore. They moved to Colorado in 1946, then to Oakton, Va., where they lived from 1972 until 1985. They returned to Loveland. Mr. Stenmark is survived by his children, John E. and wife Peggy of Evergreen; daughters, Ruth Ann and husband Gerald Martin of Snohomish, Wash., Pamela Stenmark of Vail, and Sally Stenmark of Loveland; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one niece. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the Pavilion in Rist Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the name of John H. Stenmark may be made to McKee Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 830, Loveland, CO 80538.

Stepan, Anthony W.
Anthony W. "Tony" Stepan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Anthony W. "Tony" Stepan, 44, of Arvada, passed away unexpectedly July 4,1999 , in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Donna- son, Eric Stepan- mother, Ida Stepan of Pueblo- brothers, Frank and Mike- sisters, Sally and Barbara. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Scripture service, 11 a.m. Friday, Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eric Stepan College Fund, co Culpepper and Martin, 1410 High St., Denver, Colo., 80218.

Stepanic, Mike
Mike Stepanic - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Mike Stepanic is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Mike Stepanic as a Croatian, age 28, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Stephan, Marietta
Marietta Stephan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1986 - Marietta Stephan, wife of Mark J. Stephan Sr., passed away April 20, 1986, after a lengthy illness with rheumatoid arthritis. Born Sept. 13, 1908, in Canton, Ohio. She had been a resident of Pueblo for the last 55 years. In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by a son, Dr. Mark J. Stephan Jr., his wife, Lynne, and grandchildren, Ben and Brent Stephan, all of Graham, Wash. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to be given to the Arthritis Foundation.

Stephan, Mark J.
Mark J. Stephan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1997 - Mark J. Stephan Sr., 92, passed away peacefully in Lakewood, Wash., Nov. 8, 1997. He was born on Jan. 7, 1905, in Pueblo. Mark was a 1923 graduate of Pueblo Central High School and he was a cost accountant for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation for 55 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish, the United Steelworkers of America, and the Croation Fraternal Union of America. Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Marietta- and sisters, Aurelia Doyle and Elsie Schmidt. He is survived by his son, Dr. Mark Stephan Jr.- and wife, Lynne- grandchildren, Ben, Brent, Nick and Deanna, all of Lakewood, Wash.- sister, Irene Croom of Richland, Wash.- cousin, Raymond Stepan of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Louis A. Doyle of Pueblo, who now resides in Denver- and other family members. A Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Lakewood on Nov. 11, 1997. A memorial Mass in Pueblo will be celebrated during the spring or summer of 1998 at St. Francis Xavier Church. The family suggests remembrances in Mark's memory to the American Heart Association or the Sisters of Charity, Mt. St. Joseph, Ohio 45051.

Stephanic, Maria Sabina
Maria Sabina Talmadge Maes Stephanic - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002 - Maria Sabina Talmadge Maes Stephanic, 79, affectionately known as “Sadie,” departed this life, Dec. 28, 2002, at IHS of Colorado Springs. Born May 3, 1923, in Rouse, Colo. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by parents, Alfredo and Rose Talmadge; sister, Helen Talmedge; brother, Robert Talmedge; granddaughter, Nadine Maes; second husband, Anthony Stephanic. She is survived by her children, Ben Maes, Julian Maes Jr., Bernie Maes, Jerry L. Maes, Arnold Ike Maes, Glenn E. Maes, Helen Maes, Dorothy J. Maes, Betty M. Wilson; siblings, Richard Talmadge, David Talmadge, Nora Talmedge, Beatrice Guerrero, Agnes Cruz; 37 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. To include the father of her children, former husband, Julian R. Maes Sr. Visitation, 7 to 9 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Abundant Life Christian Church. Pastor, Roger Lucero officiating. Cremation to follow.

Stephano, Agnes
Agnes Mihelcich Stephano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2005 - Agnes Mihelcich Stephano, 88, born Oct. 7, 1916, in Farr, Colo., to Anna and Tony Mihelcich, passed away May 1, 2005, in Reno, Nev. Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Nick M. Stephano; sister, Catherine Karlinger; brother, Mike Mihelcich; and nephew, Ralph Polito. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Dave) Stephano Carrothers; granddaughter, Nicole Rushton, all of Reno, Nev.; sister, Mary Chiocca, California; sister-in-law, Mary Dalio, Denver; nieces, Kitty Beekman, Claire Bradshaw and Esther Polito; great-nephew, Michael Beekman, all of California; and special friends, Bill and Dee MacCormack of Pueblo. Agnes graduated from the Minnequa School of Nursing and retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 45 years as a registered nurse, having worked as head nurse of OB/Gyn for 25 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, was a charter member and secretary of NACOG, a member of WSA and the Senior Bowling Club. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Agnes' memory to the Circle of Life Hospice of Reno, in care of the funeral home office.

Stephens, Charles T.
Charles T. "Chuck" Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1999 - Charles T. "Chuck" Stephens, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 2, 1999. Husband of Debi, of the family home, and father of Michelle (Mark) Peulen, Nick Venditti and Brittni Venditti, all of Pueblo, and Cheryl Stephens who passed away April 15, 1979. Predeceased by his parents, Ben and Catherine Stephens- as well as his lovable dog, Sonny. Survived also by his mother and father-in-law, John and Audrey Davis- stepfather, Rick (Millie) Carlson, Albuquerque, N.M.- brothers-in-law, Bob (Shirley) Davis, Torrington, Wyo., and Ron (Candy) Davis, Houston, Texas- close family friend and partner, Judy Fonda- and first wife, Andrea (Spike) Burrows. Chuck was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church- member and past president of the Pueblo Country Club- member of Greenbackers Investment Club- Pueblo Association of Home Builders- Monday Night Football Club- served on the Advisory Board at U.S.C.- the Board of Directors of Pueblo Diversified Industries and the United Way. He was a graduate of Pueblo East High School in 1965 and graduated with a business degree from the University of Southern Colorado. He worked for Otero Savings from 1979 until 1989 when he established Premier Mortgage. He has held the position of President and Partner the past nine years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 4 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall, University of Southern Colorado, conducted by Rev. Mark Crates, Pastor, King of Kings Lutheran Church. Reception to follow at the Pueblo Country Club. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to United Way or to the USC Athletic Department in care of the funeral home office.

Stephens, Darryl Aubrey
Darryl Aubrey Stephens - Huerfano World - September 2, 1999 - Darryl Aubrey Stephens, 38, of Walsenburg, died August 30, 1999. Born September 5, 1960 in Reno, NV, to Donald and Jacqueline L. Sebbes Stephens, he worked as a dental assistant while serving in the US Air Force and for the past four years as a dental assistant instructor. Mr. Stephens wife, Kathleen Spencer Stephens, whom he married January 30, 1980, from Walsenburg, survives as do his father, Donald, Reno; two sisters, Jade Watkins, Las Vegas, NV; and Melody Brown, Davenport, IA; four nephews and one niece. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4 from Boies Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation.

Stephens, Donald
Donald Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Age 80, of Denver, passed away March 10, 2001, at Bethany Care Center in Lakewood, Colo. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years, Flora (Fraterelli) Stephens. Survived by his son, Thomas (Nina) Stephens; grandchildren, Scott (Monica) Stephens, David Stephens and Susanne (Matt) Tjugum; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Noah and Samuel Tjugum; brother, Kenneth Stephens; and special friend, Lorraine Esty. Viewing, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service to follow at Roselawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Stephens, Dorothy Louise
Dorothy Louise (Saville) Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2004 - Dorothy Louise (Saville) Stephens, 73, passed away Aug. 26, 2004, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mamie Saville of Redding, Iowa; grandson, Sammy Hughs of Trenton, Mo.; brothers, Bob and Dick Saville; and sister, Hazel Newman. Dorothy was the beloved wife of 55 years of Sam J. Stephens. Beloved mother of Lela (Marion) Hughs of Trenton, Mo., Ed (Donna) Stephens, Kathy (David) Johnson and Karen (Shaun) Martin, all of Pueblo. Beloved sister of Mary Cavin, Blockton, Iowa, and Frank (Cathy) Saville of Deepwater, Mo. Also survived by grandchildren, Bradley (Bobbi), Sharmin, Stacey (Jake), Brian (Cassie), Greg (Jessica), Kris (Joan), Becky, Abby, Shaynee, Jeffrey and Shannon; 11 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed her loving family, her quilting quillows for them, the Fidelity Chapter No. 144 of Eastern Star, traveling and "Buttons," her little poodle. Mrs. Stephens will lie in state from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the Davis Mortuary. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, in the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., with the Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital for pancreatic cancer research or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Dorothy's name.

Stephens, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. (Betty) Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1986 - Elizabeth A. (Betty) Stephens, late of Pueblo, died April 9, 1986, in a local nursing home. Survived by son, Donald (Denise) Stephens, of Newbury Park, Calif. Also survived by sister, Ethel DeTienne, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Richard (Velma) Bullard, of New Mexico; niece, Louise Ladd; grandniece, Sandra (Mike) Garner, of Pueblo; nephews, Robert (Jane) DeTienne, of Virginia, Thomas (Evelyn) Davis, of California, Stan Bullard, of New Mexico; grand-nephew, Clark Davis, of California; cousins, Ruth Hamlen, of Wyoming, and Robert (Virginia) Presser, of North Carolina. Fifty-year member of St. Paul United Methodist Church Homebuilders and Progressive Sunday School classes, the Women's Society and Rachel Circle. She was a member of the YWCA for over 53 years and a charter member and former treasurer of the Qui Vive Club. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 7 for 40 years. She was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Stephens, a brother and two sisters. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1986, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside rites by OES No. 7. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1145 Carteret. Visitation from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Stephens, Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F. "Betty" Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2001 - Elizabeth F. Stephens born in Salida, Colo., to William and Doris Jackson, passed away July 8, 2001, in Indianapolis, Ind. Elizabeth graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in June of 1942. Predeceased by her parents; and husbands, Kerrick Welch and Donald Stephens. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Rusty) Marlen, Indianapolis, Ind.; niece, Cindy Gasper and grandnephew, Dan Gasper, of Carmel, Ind. Graveside service, Monday, July 16, 2001, 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Stephens, Florence
Florence Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1998 - Florence Stephens, 87, resident of the Bent County Nursing Home, died there Jan. 4, 1998. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Stephens, James
James Stephens – Durango Democrat – February 27, 1908 – Word reached here yesterday, that James Stephens had died in the asylum for the insane at Pueblo Tuesday last.  He had been an inmate but three weeks, having been sent there by the county commissioners of La Plata Co.  Stephens had been in Salt Lake for seven years and only returned to his family here about three weeks ago.  He was 74 years old and leaves a wife and six children, the youngest of whom is eleven years old.  All are residents of this county.

Stephens, Lucille M.
Lucille M. Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2002 - Age 81, passed away Jan. 16, 2002. Survived by her husband, Vernon W. Stephens, Pueblo; stepson, Bryce (Donna) Stephens, Grants, N.M.; sisters, Grace (John) Andre and Bertie Lemke, both of Alamosa; numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. At her request, no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Stephens, Nina B.
Nina B. Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2002 - Age 81, of Pueblo, passed away March 18, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Durward J.W. Stephens. Also preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zilman Booth Jones; two brothers, three sisters and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Stephens is survived by her daughters, Sandra (James) Batts of Pueblo, Beverly (Tom Griffin) Riley of Amarillo, Texas, Debi (Andrew) Shell of Marble Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velma Warner of Runge, Texas, and Addie Pat Goldman of Falfurrias, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Nina was a lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Church of Canadian, Texas, until moving to Pueblo. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. Family and friends will always remember gathering at Nina's home and the scent of her fresh baked bread and home-style cooking; the beautiful dresses she would sew for her daughters, the afghans she would crochet to comfort her family and keep them warm; and her special gifts of love were the doilies she would crochet for family and friends. "If you didn't have a doily from Grandma, you felt left out." A private family service will be held in Texas following cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Stephens, William C.
William C. "Bill" Stephens - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2001 - William C. "Bill" Stephens. Mr. Stephens went to be with our Lord and Savior on December 13, 2001 in Colorado Springs. He was Director of Administration at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church following a thirty year career with Sears Roebuck & Co. Bill was born July 29, 1931 in Cushing, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Helen Stephens. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Johnson Stephens, a son William C. Stephens, of Colorado Springs and a brother, Don E. Stephens of Moore, Okla. He was a founding member of Rampart Range Rotary Club and on the board of the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts Council. He was devoted and deeply loved husband, father, brother and friend. Bill was a committed Christian whose life reflected his love for the Lord and for his fellow man. A man of outstanding character, compassion and humor, Bill will be remembered by a wealth of family and friends. Visitation is Wednesday, 3p.m. - 6p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E Fountain Blvd and the funeral service will be at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle South at 1p.m. on Thursday with burial at 3:30p.m. at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Stephenson, David
David Stephenson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - David Stephenson passed away at the age of 52. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Marie (Neelan) Stephenson- twin sister, Diane- and brother, Bill "Uncle "Bill." Survived by aunt, Margaret Neelan- uncle, Jack(Marie) Neelan- brothers, Mick (Margie) Stephenson, and George Stephenson- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Service, 10 a.m. today, Montgomery & Steward. Friends and family will be received at the family home following the service.

Stephenson, Herbert V.
Herbert V. Stephenson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 1987 - Herbert V. Stephenson, late of 1135 S. Camino Santiago Drive, Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 6, 1987. Mr. Stephenson was a member of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, the Optimist Club of Pueblo and the American Legion Post 430 of Merrillville, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Roma Stephenson, of the family home; one stepdaughter, Lois Corder, of Merrillville, Ind.; one brother, Raymond Stephenson, of Bradenton, Fla.; five sisters, Velma Golden of New Port Richey, Fla., Dortha (Loren) Gopp of Billings, Mont., Evelyn Sinclair of Zephyrhills, Fla., Eva (Charles) Allison of Hobart, Ind., and Amanda (Bill) McClanahan of Carthage, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West with the Rev. Robert Langbauer officiating. Funeral service and interment will be in Merrillville, Ind. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West.

Stephenson, Herman Gilbert
Herman Gilbert Stephenson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1986 - Herman Gilbert Stephenson, 83, longtime resident of Ordway, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1986, at La Junta Medical Center Nursing Care Center. Born at Greenfield, Ind., on March 9, 1903, and came to Colorado when he was 7 years old and to Crowley County in 1913. He was married to Ruby Henry Peterie, Nov. 28, 1942, in Tribune, Kan. Survived by his wife, Ruby of Ordway; daughter, Judith Hermanson, Swink; son, Harold (Kathryn) Stephenson, La Junta; stepsons, John R. Peterie, Bullhead City, Ariz., Charles D. (Pina) Peterie, Colorado Springs, Earl L. (Dorothy) Peterie, Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert H., Ordway, W.R. (Jack), Pueblo; and sisters, Hilda M. Walker, Ordway, Dorothy (Henry V.) Lawler and Mildred (Tom) Tamura, both of Denver. He was preceded in death by two sons, his parents, six brothers and four sisters. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until time of service Wednesday. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, Goodnight and Prairie Avenue, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo.

Stephenson, Ruby P.
Ruby P. Stephenson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1986 - Ruby P. Stephenson, 82, longtime resident of Ordway, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1986, at home. She was born Nov. 15, 1904, at Guilford, Mo. She and her family moved to Kansas in a covered wagon when she was a child and to Eads, Colo., in 1931. Ruby was married to Charles A. Peterie on April 30, 1929, and was widowed in 1936. She married Herman G. Stephenson on Nov. 28, 1942. Ruby is survived by sons, John R. Peterie, Bullhead City, Ariz., Charles D. (Pina) Peterie, Colorado Springs, Earl L. (Dorothy) Peterie, Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Judith E. Hermanson, Swink; and son, Harold K. (Kathryn) Stephenson, La Junta; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Stephen Henry and Louisa Alexander Henry; husband, Charles A. Peterie; husband, Herman G. Stephenson, Nov. 29, 1986; seven brothers; no sisters. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, Goodnight and Prairie Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. The family may be contacted at 267-3485. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and until service time Tuesday.

Stephenson, Sue
Sue Presnell Stephenson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2004 - Sue Presnell Stephenson, of Sanford, Colo., formerly of Whitwell, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2004. She was a devoted mother, beloved sister and cherished friend. She was liked by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Sue always lived by the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Sue was born January 8, 1939 to Aaron and Tressie Presnell in Whitwell, Tennessee. She married John T. Stephenson in 1957. They resided in Whitwell, Dunlap and Spencer Tennessee until moving to Sanford, Colo. in 1982. She worked as a CNA and also as a Senior Citizen Center Director. She enjoyed quilting, dancing, cooking and especially finding bargains at the flea market. Most of all though, she enjoyed being a mom, sister and grandmother. Her family was her life's priority. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Ray Stephenson; her husband, John Stephenson; her sister, Ann McCroy and her parents, Aaron and Tressie Presnell. She is survived by two daughters; Judy Chackal of North Palm Beach, Fla. and Janella Hensley of Sanford, Colo. Eight siblings; Joe Presnell, Trudy O'Daniel, Larry Presnell, Judy Baker, Alton Presnell, Ronnie Presnell. Connie Presnell and Debbie Bonner; six grandchildren; Misty Pettit, Jennifer Land, Desiree and Alden Chackal, Koy and Tristen Hensley; three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Walker officiating. interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitwell. Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 in Sanford, Colo. Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home.

Stephenson, Wendy Lee
Wendy Lee Stephenson – Newspaper Unknown – May 2001 - Gunnison County, Colorado - Wendy Lee Stephenson, 37, of Cheyenne Wyoming died May 17 [2001] in Cheyenne. She was born Oct 15, 1964 in Pueblo, CO where she attended Roncalli Middle School. She lived in Gunnison, CO from 1978-1986 and was a 1982 graduate of Gunnison High School and worked at the W Cafe until moving to Cheyenne. She lived in Cheyenne for 16 years and was a member of the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation. Wendy wanted us to tell everyone how much she loved her son, Ricky. She raised him to be a charismatic, polite, and caring person. Wendy was a true angel, had a sweet spirit about her and loved making jokes and laughing. She impressed others with her strength in the face of adversity. Wendy is survived by her son, Ricky Stephenson-Cragin of Cheyenne, mother, Nita Wetherbee-Stephenson of Cheyenne; two sisters, Gretta (John) Lacy and Mandy Stephenson, both of Cheyenne; three brothers, Bill Stephenson, Jr. (Loretta Benavides) of Ft. Stockton TX, Jaime J. Stephenson and Chad Stephenson, both of Cheyenne; grandfather, Richard F. Jerman of Pueblo, CO, and great aunt Margaret Neelan, also of Pueblo, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as special Senior Companions Ruby Garner and Irene Jones. She was preceded in death by her father, William J. Stephenson, Sr., grandparents Vera E. (Findley) Jerman, Marie E. (Neelan) Stephenson and George A. Stephenson all of Colorado, Charles M. Wetherbee of California and Uncle David A. Stephenson of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with a gathering of all friends and family to follow at the family home. Cremation has taken place at Schrader¹s Sunset Park Crematory. Friends may contribute to the Senior Companion Program, 413 W. 18th or to the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation at 95 Pine Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Please visit the NF Foundation at Now you can hear us say we will all love and miss you. You will be in our hearts forever. Now you have wings.

Stepich, Ignace J.
Ignace J. Stepich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Ignace J. Stepich, passed away Dec. 2, 1997. Survived by children, Judith (Dan) Tihonovich and Sharon (Ken) Griffin, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Brad and Scott Griffin and Kevin Tihonovich. Great-grandfather of Michael and Daniel Tihonovich. Also survived by sisters, Mary Guralski, Josephine Capan and Jennie Schley, all of Virginia, Minnesota. Preceded in death by his wife, Judith M. Ricotta Stepich- parents and one brother. Mr. Stepich was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). , Thursday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meal On Wheels in care of the funeral home office.

Stepien, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Stepien - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2001 - Judith Ann Stepien, 55, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, in the comfort of family and friends at her Pueblo West, Colo., home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at the Roselawn Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Judy was born March 12, 1946, a daughter of Joseph and Shirley Kostelic, in Glencoe, Minn. She attended the University of Minnesota. She married Ronald Stepien on Sept. 9, 1967. In 1969, she moved to Schenectady, N.Y., with her husband, where they resided for 21 years. Judy was an active member of the First Reformed Church and enjoyed volunteering for local organizations and charities. Judith was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kostelic, Dec. 19, 1966, and her niece, Jill Gowling, June 23, 2000. Survivors include her loving husband of 34 years; daughters, Rebecca (Paul) Moss of Pueblo West, Colo., Ana (Brian) Bentz of Lafayette, La., and Sara Stepien of Arlington Heights, Ill.; grandchildren, Olivia Judith and Alexander Paul Moss; mother, Shirley Pierce, Hot Springs, Ark.; sisters, Marcia Gowling, Apple Valley, Minn., and Mary Hutter, Bettendorf, Iowa; caregiver and good friend, Mary Brownson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Judy's name, care of Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006.

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