The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Suarez, Daniel
Daniel Suarez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Daniel Suarez, 2419 W. 14th, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 8, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born July 16. 1911, in Mexico City. He is survived by his wife, Manuela "Nellie" Suarez; children, Danny (Kathy) Suarez, Broomfield, Leonard Suarez, Aurora, Jennie (Arthur) Rodriguez, Veronica Suarez, Lisa Suarez, all of Pueblo, Carmen (Joe) Vigil, Walsenburg; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Suarez was a salesman for the Colorado Rehab Services for the Blind. Evening service, 7 o'clock Monday; funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Joe A. Vigil officiating, both services at Angelus Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2515 E. 10th.

Suarez, Dolores Irene
Dolores Irene Suarez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1998 - Dolores Irene Suarez, 68, of Pueblo. Passed away June 9, 1998, in Denver. Born on April 10, 1930, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Acosta and Dolores Acosta-Vigil- and one stepchild, Dickie Suarez- also son-in-law, Tom Ruybal. Survived by Frank Suarez- children, Kathleen Ruybal-Molina, Denise Regalado, and LuAnn Suarez, all of Pueblo- stepchildren, Sally (John) Hernandez, Tom (Betty) Suarez, and Shirley (Manuel) Mendiola, all of Pueblo- sister, Cecelia (Loran) Chavez, Pueblo- grandchildren, Darlene, Tomas, Patrick, Vincent, Ashley- great-grandchildren, Daniel, Joey, Tomas III- special cousin, Kathrine Johnson, Vallejo, Calif., Lucille Dalton, Queens, N.Y. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Rackie, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at church hall after interment.

Suarez, Frank
Frank Suarez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Frank Suarez, 84, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 6, 2005. Born April 19, 1920, in Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by wife, Dolores I. Suarez; son, Richard “Dickie” Suarez; brother, Tony Suarez; grandson, Ronald Hernandez; great-grandson, Nathaniel Mendiola. Survived by children, Sally (John) Hernandez, Shirley (Manuel) Mendiola, Tom (Betty) Suarez, Kathy Ruybal-Molina, Denise Regalado and LuAnn (John) Suarez; brother, Larry Suarez; sister, Marie Ramirez; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was a recipient of numerous service awards including the Purple Heart. Frank retired after 38 years of service from the Pueblo Gas and Fuel Co. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Patrick Hall. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Suaso, Silverio
Silverio Suaso – Pueblo Daily Chieftain – September 5, 1876 – Death of Silverio Suaso – La Veta, September 4. – Silverio Suaso, who was wounded in the head by a blow from a grubbing hoe during a disturbance here yesterday, died quietly about noon today. A coroner's inquest was held, and a verdict found that the deceased came to his death through a wound in the head received at the hands of some person or persons unknown to the jury. The prisoner Perea, who was arrested on the charge of having given the fatal blow, is now undergoing a preliminary examination, with a prospect of being discharged on the plea of mistaken identity. The town is full of Mexicans from all portions of the neighboring country, and the excitement among them is tremendous. Pueblo Daily Chieftain – September 6, 1876 - The Murder of Suaso – La Veta, September 5. – Perea was discharged this morning and immediately re-arrested on the charge of the murder of Suaso. The trial lasted all day, Messrs. Waldron and Quillian, prosecuting. The judge bound Perea over in two thousand dollars and the witnesses in two hundred dollars. Public opinion has changed and a determination is expressed that the prisoner shall go to Pueblo and not Walsenburg, fearing lynching. Suaso was buried this afternoon, at Walsenburg. There is great excitement there over his death and that of Father Louis Merles, who died on the same day and near the same hour. The prisoner is still in charge of a strong guard. Pueblo Daily Chieftain - September 6, 1876 - La Veta - The Suaso Murder - La Veta, September 4, 1876 - The preliminary trial of Elogio Perea, for the murder of Silverio Suaso, took place today, at ten o'clock, before Squire Gribble. Herbert Bartley, Esq., appeared for the people, and Mr. Ham for the defense. Mr. Bartley addressed the court, and entered a motion that owing to the condition of the patient, that the prisoner be turned over to the sheriff of Huerfano or Pueblo counties. The counsel for the defense objected on the pleas of mistaken identity, and it would be injustice to have his client incarcerated for a period of three or four months. After debate, on a technicality in the warrant, which was rectified, the court took a recess till one o'clock, p.m. In the interim Silverio Suaso died peacefully, in the arms of Fred Walsen, postmaster of Walsenburg, and surrounded by his wife, sister, relatives and friends. At one o'clock the coroner's inquest was called. In the absence of Coroner Rothe, that duty devolved on Justice Gribble. Several witnesses were called, and from the testimony produced, the verdict was that the deceased died from wounds inflicted on the head by some person or persons unknown to the jury. After the adjournment of the inquest, court was opened for the continuation of the trial, the prisoner being brought in, carefully surrounded by an armed guard of eight men. The room was crowded to suffocation. From the evidence adduced, the prosecution could not prove by any one of the witnesses that they saw him strike the fatal blow, therefore was at a loss as the judge had ruled against him in his production of circumstantial evidence. At six o'clock the case was closed and the judge reserved his decision until ten o'clock tomorrow morning. The prisoner was taken back to his room, under the charge of the guards, who will protect him until the court renders its decision. The Mexicans are very much excited, as they looked upon his conviction as a certainty. Fred Walsen, John Waldron, Esquibel and others are here from Walsenburg. Pueblo Daily Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – La Veta – Hon. Silverio Suaso of Huerfano County Murdered – Full Particulars of the Bloody Deed – Our special correspondent at La Veta, writes as follows: At 8:10 o'clock this morning, a frightful tragedy took place in our town. Silverio Suaso, our late representative and the leader and chief of the Mexican population of the country having just arrived from the Manitou convention, unfortunately became embroiled in a fracas with a number of Mexicans, and using the butt of his revolver freely, one of the number, named Elegio Parea, came behind him with a grubbing hoe and dealt him a blow on the head which rendered him senseless. Apparently dead, with a fearful gash in his head and covered with blood, his friends removed him to Dr. Washington's drug store, which was besieged and arrivals from all parts of the country took place every few minutes. The excitement was intense, every Mexican living around vowing vengeance on the head of the would-be assassin, while numbers of men and women were uttering cries and lamentations, at the loss they were told they would sustain. The whole country was alive and the search for Perea was prosecuted with the utmost rigor, by squads of mounted and armed men. At 11:30 a.m., word came from one of the scouts that he was in the brush adjacent to the town, (about one hundred and fifty yards west of the bridge) and a rush was made for the spot by the infuriated crowd. After being captured and dragged from his place of concealment, the excited Mexicans undertook to take the law in their own hands and mete out what they called retributive justice, but were prevented by the bold front presented by the acting sheriff, and the Americans present. Several attempts on the route to the place of incarceration, took place, but the efforts made to shoot him proved futile. A posse of armed men are guarding the prisoner while the plaza is filled with the infuriated mob of armed Mexicans, shouting, yelling and demanding vengeance. By accident, about five o'clock, Dr. Gordon, military surgeon of Fort Garland, arrived here, carefully examined the unfortunate man, and made the following ante-mortem, considering the case hopeless, viz: “Silverio Suaso, aged thirty-eight, born in Colorado in 1839. Dispute between parties occurred on September 3d, 1876 – from alcoholism. Direction of wound – One inch from the external right eye, obliquely upwards and backwards and two inches in front of the right ear. The length of the wound is five inches, extending as before mentioned, severing in its course the muscular covering of skull, with connecting arteries, an important vital vessel, fracturing in its course the frontal, parietal and occipital bones. Has a quenctien of both depler at junction of frontal and pinetal (parietal?) bones. Pulsation of brain distinctly felt at upper end of skull fracture. Pulse at 5:20 p.m., 75 beats per minute. Respiration 30 per minute. Condition at time of above statement semi-comatose, breathing stertorious and irregular. Symptoms unfavorable, and death hourly expected.” The sheriff arrived from Walsenburg at six o'clock, p.m., and a guard of twenty-five men were immediately mustered and placed under charge of Lieutenant Watters, of Fort Garland, who had opportunely arrived with Dr. Gordon. Everything passed off quietly during the night. Eight o'clock, a.m., September 4. – Suaso still living, but his death hourly expected. Pueblo Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – La Veta, September 4. – Silverio Suaso, who was wounded in the head by a blow from a grubbing hoe during a disturbance here yesterday, died quietly about noon today. A coroner's inquest was held, and a verdict found that the deceased came to his death through a wound in the head received at the hands of some person or persons unknown to the jury. The prisoner Perea, who was arrested on the charge of having given the fatal blow, is now undergoing a preliminary examination, with a prospect of being discharged on the plea of mistaken identity. The town is full of Mexicans from all portions of the neighboring country, and the excitement among them is tremendous. Silverio Suaso, the victim of the cowardly attack mentioned above, was a prominent Mexican leader in Huerfano County, and an active democratic politician. He was a man of considerable ability, had served several terms in the legislature, and was the democratic candidate for state senate at the time of his death. As nearly as we can learn the attack upon him was caused either by personal malice or political spite. It will be remembered that a short time since a Mexican by the name of Archuleta, now in jail in this city, murdered another named Atencio, in Walsenburg, in a quarrel with reference to a woman. An attempt was made by the friends of Atencio to lynch Archuleta, and it was principally through the efforts of Mr. Suaso that the lynching was prevented and Archuleta allowed to remain in the hands of the authorities to be dealt with according to law. About the beginning of last week Mr. Suaso went to the democratic convention at Manitou, and as soon as he had left home information was received by his friends in this city that certain parties in Huerfano county, whose names were given, were busily engaged in exciting the friends of Atencio against Suaso, telling them that Suaso had succeeded in getting Archuleta away, and that the latter never would be punished, etc. Suaso was a determined man, and it is more than likely went among Atencio's friends for the purpose of facing these charges, and so met his death through a blow given him from behind by a treacherous villain. If we are not much mistaken a serious disturbance will be likely to result from this affair. Pueblo Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – La Veta, September 4, 1876 – The preliminary trial of Elogio Perea, for the murder of Silverio Suaso, took place today, at ten o'clock, before Squire Gribble. Herbert Bartley, Esq., appeared for the people and Mr. Ham for the defense. Mr. Bartley addressed the court, and entered a motion that owing to the condition of the patient, that the prisoner be turned over to the sheriff of Huerfano or Pueblo counties. The counsel for the defense objected on the plea of mistaken identity, and it would be injustice to have his client incarcerated for a period of three or four months. After debate, on a technicality in the warrant, which was rectified, the court took a recess till one o'clock P.M. In the interim Silverio Suaso died peacefully, in the arms of Fred Walsen, postmaster of Walsenburg, and surrounded by his wife, sister, relatives and friends. At one o'clock the coroner's inquest was called. In the absence of Coroner Rothe, that jury devolved on Justice Gribble. Several witnesses were called, and from the testimony produced, the verdict was that the deceased died from wounds inflicted on the head by some person or persons, unknown to the jury. After the adjournment of the inquest, court was opened for the continuation of the trial, the prisoner being brought in, carefully surrounded by an armed guard of eight men. The room was crowded to suffocation. From the evidence adduced, the prosecution could not prove by any one of the witnesses that they saw him strike the fatal blow, therefore was at a loss as the judge had ruled against him in his production of circumstantial evidence. At six o'clock the case was closed the judge reserved his decision until ten o'clock to-morrow morning. The prisoner was taken back to his room, under the charge of the guards, who will protect him until the court renders its decision. The Mexicans are very much excited, as they looked upon his conviction as a certainty. Pueblo Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – A gentleman informs us that Silverio Suaso on Saturday evening made a political speech, after which he and some other persons remained and played cards, all night drinking as is usual as the game goes on. A quarrel arose about some thirty-five dollars that Suaso accused the others of cheating him out of, or the others accused him of cheating them of that amount. Be that, however, as it may, Suaso, who it appears is, while in liquor a very dangerous man, got out his pistol and commenced striking all about him, clearing the room. He was in the act of chasing some one in the vicinity of an adobe yard, and the person chased, it seems, took up an irrigating hoe which he found there and struck Suaso with the back part of the hoe. From the nature of the wound the blow must have been struck from the side. The evidence, it seems, does show that Perea was not the man who gave the death blow. There were four persons beside Suaso playing cards implicated in the fracas, three of whom have escaped, and one of Suaso's friends swears that Perea was not the man who struck the blow. The men who were playing with Suaso have only been in La Veta a short time, and Perea has only been there three or four days. Some express the opinion that Suaso brought his death upon himself. Pueblo Daily Chieftain – September 14, 1876 – La Veta Jottings – [Correspondence of the Chieftain] – Perea, the supposed murderer of Silverio Suaso, was acquitted and jumped the town for parts unknown. He can thank his able counsel, Mr. Ham and Colonel George, for their untiring efforts to effect his release, as he had a narrow escape.

Suazo, Anastacia
Anastacia Suazo - World Independent - February 25, 1953 - Anastacia Suazo Dies Monday at Her Home - Anastacia C. Suazo, wife of Procopio Suazo, died Monday at her home in Walsenburg. Mrs. Suazo was born April 15, 1896 in Las Animas County, but has resided in Walsenburg since she was a child. She was a member of St. Mary Church. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Margaret and Cora Suazo; eight brothers, Epifanio Castro, San Luis, Silvario Castro, Toltec, Filiberto, Ernesto, Raymond, Elivi Castro, all of Walsenburg, Fidel Castro, Colorado Springs, and Tobias Castro, Denver; four sisters, Mrs. Marina Espinoza, Walsenburg, Mrs. Sinforosa Armenta, Avondale, Maclovia Gonzales, Pueblo and Mrs. Estella La Febre, Denver. The funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy mortuary.

Suazo, Donaciana
Donaciana Suazo - The World Independent - February 22, 1955 - Mrs. Suazo Rites Set - Mrs. Donaciana Suazo, 83, resident of Huerfano County since 1895, died at the home of her son, Procopio Suazo, Maitland, Saturday. She was born in Taos, N.M., May 24, 1871, and was married to Jose N. Suazo, August 5, 1885. Mrs. Suazo came to Huerfano County as a bride. Her husband died November 23, 1943. Survivors include three sons, John Suazo, Pueblo, Procopio Suazo, Maitland, and William Suazo, Toltec; four daughters, Mrs. Rafaelita Vigil, Mrs. Philip Sena and Mrs. Delia Villalon, all of Toltec, and Mrs. Faye Avila, Del Norte; two brothers Don D. Gonzales, Valdez, and Julio Gonzales, Montrose; 29 grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary is planned tonight at 7:30 at Furphy Chapel. The cortege will leave the chapel Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for St. Mary Church where Requiem High Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Suazo, Margaret
Margaret Suazo - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - Margaret Suazo, a resident of Keystone Heights, FL, died Dec. 21, 1994, in Starke, FL. Born in Las Vegas, NM, Jan. 26, 1905, to Julian Martinez and Juanita L Esperance Martinez, the family moved to Colorado when she was 14-years-old. She was better known as Maggie and married Esequiel Suazo and they lived in Oakview where they had a homestead. She was a homemaker and worked at many jobs including shipyard work during World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Rose Miller, Keystone Heights; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two-great-great- grandchildren and a sister, Toni Hayes, Hayward, CA. Burial was in Keystone Heights Cemetery.

Suazo, Pablo
Pablo Suazo - Huerfano World - June 17, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Pablo Suazo, 60, was killed by a train at the Russell Street crossing while driving sheep. [Editor's Note: Pablo Suazo died June 3, 1908. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, June 11, 1908, Page 1.]

Suazo, Procopio
Procopio Suazo - Huerfano World - August 19, 1971 - Procopio Suazo, 72, of Walsenburg, died Saturday evening, August 14, 1971 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a lingering illness. He had entered the hospital August 6, 1971. Born March 22, 1899 here in Huerfano County, he was a coal miner, and worked for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad for many years and at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot in Pueblo until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the La Sociedad de Nuestro Padre de Jesus, Club Latino Americano and El Club Cooperativo Social of Walsenburg. For many years Suazo took part in the Spanish Rosary, a group of men devoted to Spanish traditions. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Montoya of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Cora Mentzer of Portland, Oregon; three sisters, Mrs. Rafelita Vigil, Mrs. Solomon Villalon and Mrs. Phillip Sena all of Walsenburg; one brother, John Suazo, of Pueblo, and six grandchildren. Mass of Resurrection was Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary South Cemetery. Graveside services were in charge of the Spanish Clubs of Walsenburg. Furphy Lawson chapels were in charge of arrangements.

Suazo, Simonita
Simonita Suazo - The Independent - January 23, 1925 - 17 Year Old Girl Commits Suicide - Simonita Suazo, a Mexican girl living at Pictou, a 17 year old, shot herself thru the heart at 6:30 a.m. yesterday, in what Coroner Gabe Furphy says is a clear case of suicide. The girl, according to her father, who found the body, got up, built a fire and then went to an out house where she shot herself thru the heart with a 30-30 Winchester gun. The girl was apparently cheerful the day before, was in good health and no apparent reason is known for her taking her own life. The coroner brought the body here. No inquest will be held.

Suazo-Sporcich, Genevieve R.
Genevieve R. Suazo-Sporcich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2004 - Genevieve R. Suazo-Sporcich, affectionately known as "Jennie," went to be with the Lord Dec. 4, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center, after a short illness. Born Dec. 17, 1924, in Toltec, Colo., daughter of John and Andrelita (Vigil) Suazo. Married to Enos Levi Valdez on Sept. 16, 1944, in Walsenburg, Colo., who preceded her in death in 1962. Genevieve later married Theodore Sporcich on Sept. 6, 1969. Preceded in death also by her parents, John and Andrelita (Vigil) Suazo; infant son, Moses Valdez; and infant daughter, Esther Valdez. She is survived by her husband, Theodore Sporcich; son, Nathaniel (Pamela) Valdez, Las Animas, Colo.; daughters, Rosie (Ron) Bennett, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lillian (Kenneth) Martinez of Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Bernie (Lena) Suazo and Jim (Annie) Suazo, of Pueblo; sisters, Erma (Chuck) Moore, Colorado Springs, Lanice (Mac) McDowell, Taft, Calif., Diane (Micky) Easley, Pueblo; as well as numerous brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Genevieve was an active member of Praise Assembly of God Church. Her greatest joy in life was to serve the Lord, her family and gardening. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Praise Assembly of God Church.

Subia, Cruz Q.
Cruz Q. Subia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1986 - Cruz Q. Subia passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on May 6, 1986. Mr. Subia is survived by his wife, Celia, and son, Kevin Subia, of the family home; children, Mary (Ron) Avalos of Pueblo, Maddy Orozco of Pueblo, Monica Lopez of Longmont, Cruz Subia Jr. of Loveland and Jerry (Lori) Subia of Seattle, Wash.; stepchildren, Mike Sierra of San Francisco, Calif., Myrna Birriel of El Paso, Texas, Sophia Osorio, Peggy Frazier, Tina Arreola, all of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two godchildren, Maria Arreola, Shantel Frazier, both of Pueblo. He also is survived by eight brothers, Geronimo (Juanita) Subia of Hamford, Calif., Francisco (Ramona) Subia of Fort Stockton, Texas, Isabel (Vicenta) Subia of Commerce City, Ramon (Gloria) Subia of Westminister, Rosendo (Maria) Subia of Northglenn, Tiberusio (Eva) Subia of Phoenix, Ariz., Fernando (Rosa) Subia of Commerce City, Reyes (Juanita) Subia of Fort Stockton, Texas; six sisters, Anita Reyes, Lala Arebalos, Margarita Mejia, Augustina Aragon, all of Loveland, Cayatana Rivera of Fort Stockton, Texas, Luz (Pasqual) Gonzales of Loveland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Encarnation Subia. Mr. Subia was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in Balnorhea, Texas, and lived in Loveland before moving to Pueblo 34 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and later worked at CF&I until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of St. Francis Church. Visitation hours from 1 until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 8:30 p.m. today at St. Francis. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, 1986, at St. Francis, with Father Paul Mandrick officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room following rosary. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Final military honors will be performed by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Suchland, Vada Marie
Vada Marie Suchland - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1986 - Vada Marie Suchland, 84, died Sunday, May 11, 1986, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. She is survived by two sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Vigil of Trinidad; and Betty (Don) Owens of Spokane, Wash. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Trinidad. Interment will be in California.

Suckle, Ethel
Ethel Suckle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2003 - Ethel Suckle passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at her cabin in Rye, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank M. Spencer and Stanley L. Suckle. She is survived by her three children, Janice (David) Kralik, Patricia White (Gerald Oehm), and Larry Suckle (Barbara Converse); six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 10, 1918, to Clara and Perry Culbertson; and she was a lifelong resident of Colorado. She found strength in her belief in God, and found great joy in gardening, travel and relaxing at her peaceful cabin in Rye. Ethel's memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food or flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Also, please visit Ethel's memorial at www.mem.com.

Suckle, Stanley L.
Stanley L. Suckle - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2003 - Stanley L. Suckle, 86, prominent Pueblo and Canon City chiropractor, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on March 29, 2003. He was born on Aug. 1, 1916, to the union of John and Marie Suckle. He leaves his beloved wife, Ethel; children, Janice (David) Kralik, Patricia White (Gerald Oehm), and Larry (Barbara Converse) Suckle; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his guard dog, Maurie. Stanley was a veteran of World War II; and received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the D-Day Commemoration Medal. He opened his practice in 1937, and had offices in both Pueblo and Ca–on City until his retirement. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in memory of Stanley to the Elks Club, BPOE No. 404 of Ca–on City. Also, please visit Stanley's memorial at www.mem.com.

Suda, Leila J.
Leila J. Suda - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2002 - Leila J. Suda passed away Sept. 10, 2002, in Pueblo. Leila was born April 30, 1917, in Michigan to Otto and Lillian Brugman. Most recently Leila enjoyed her duties as the librarian at the Villa Pueblo Towers. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Frank C. Suda. Her survivors include her children, Gary (Sandra) Suda of California and Nancy (Sam) Pisciotta of Pueblo; her grandchildren, Wyatt Suda, Kelsey Pisciotta and Sam Garrett Pisciotta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in the Penthouse at Villa Pueblo Towers, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution in memory of Leila to the charity of your choice.

Sudar, Frank D.
Frank David Sudar - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Frank David Sudar, 73, died at his home Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993 after heart failure. He had been in bad health for about two years. Born Jan. 25, 1920 in Rugby to Paul and Rose Sudar, the family moved to Walsenburg when Frank, the youngest of nine children, was nine months old. He attended school through the tenth grade when he began working in Cameron Coal Mine. In 1952, the Sudar brothers began Del Carbon Coal Company which they operated until 1972. After that time Mr. Sudar built homes and did other construction. He is survived by two children, James Sudar, Arvada and Jill Sudar Stroh, Walsenburg; three grandchildren; two brothers, John and Martin Sudar, both of Walsenburg, nieces and nephews. At Mr. Sudar's request, cremation. No service.

Sudar, George
George Sudar - La Veta Signature - March 2, 1989 - Services were held in Walsenburg Wednesday for George Sudar, 86, of La Veta. Mr. Sudar died Saturday evening at Rose Medical Center in Denver. He had experienced a fall several weeks ago, resulting in a broken arm that developed an infection. Complications of the injury and infection led to his death. Born in Yugoslavia January 18, 1903, Mr. Sudar came to the U.S. with his mother Rose in 1906. They settled in the Rugby Coal Camp near Walsenburg, and he eventually went to work at the coal mines. Just before the death of his father, Paul Sudar, in 1953, Mr. Sudar and his brothers began the Del Carbon Coal Company, which the family operated until 1972. His mother died in 1974. Mr. Sudar married the former Nancy Felice in 1926; she preceded him in death in 1966. In 1967, he married the former Carole J. Koch, and the couple operated a hotel in Creede until they moved to La Veta in 1973. Mr. Sudar was a member of St. Mary's Church, United Mine Workers and the Croatian Fraternal Union. He is survived by two daughters, Laura Salzer of Denver and Georgina Powers, Houston, TX; two grandchildren, Cindy and Scott; and five brothers, Nick Sudar of Colorado Springs and Martin, Sam, Frank, and John Sudar, all of Walsenburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment is in North St. Mary's Cemetery.

Sudar, John Daniel
John Daniel Sudar - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - John Daniel Sudar 87, of Walsenburg, died following a short illness Mar. 1, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born Mar. 27, 1910 in Rugby to Paul and Rose Ratkovich Sudar, he was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of Elks Lodge. He was part owner of the Del Carbon Coal Mine with his brothers, George, Mike, Nick, Martin, Sam, Paul and Frank. Since February, 1996, he had been a resident of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Mr. Sudar is survived by two children, Jon D. Sudar, Grand Canyen, AZ, and Toni Sudar Laumbach, Las Cruces, NM; a brother, Martin Sudar, Walsenburg; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Mr. Sudar's request, cremation.

Sudar, Josephine
Josephine Sudar - Huerfano World - January 26, 1995 - Josephine Sudar, 90, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Aguilar, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 1995. Born Mar. 4, 1904 in Aguilar, she lived all of her life in the Las Animas County area where she taught school for 47 years. In 1947, she married Nicholas Daniel Sudar. Because of poor health, the two went to live with a nephew and his wife, Maurice and Terri Gioga in Colorado Springs. Mr. Sudar died in 1992. Survivors include the nephew and his wife, brothers and sister-in-laws, John Sudar, Martin Sudar and, Sophie Sudar, all of Walsenburg, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight) and funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Both from St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Aguilar.

Sudar, Lois
Lois Sudar - Huerfano World - October 28, 1976 - Mrs. Lois Sudar, 506 Cedar Street, Walsenburg, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1976 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. The 54-year-old Mrs. Sudar had been in ill health for several months. Mrs. Sudar was born at Martins Gap, Ky., Apr. 15, 1922. She was a member of St. Mary parish and the Catholic Daughters of America. Survivors include her husband, Frank; a daughter, Jill Sudar, of Walsenburg; a son, James Sudar, of Arvada; three brothers, James L. Stewart, of Mission Viejo, Ca., Thee R. Stewart of Pueblo, and Gary Stewart, of Aurora; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Stewart of Pueblo; two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Wake service was conducted a 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Mass of Christian burial was said today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. Burial was in north St. Mary cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Sudar, Martin D.
Martin D. Sudar - Huerfano World - September 9, 1999 - Martin D. Sudar , 87, of Walsenburg, died September 6, 1999. Born November 13, 1911 in Rugby to the late Paul and Rose Ratkovich Sudar, he married Ann Shubart in 1933. He operated a gas station in Walsenburg for several years and was in the coal delivery business. In 1952, Mr. Sudar and his seven brothers began operating Del Carbon coal mine until its closing in 1972. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of the family home; a daughter, Patricia Tomsic, Walsenburg; two grandchildren, a great grandson, a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Family and friends will be received at a reception immediately following the service. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Sudar, Sam D.
Sam D. Sudar - Huerfano World - November 29, 1990 - Sam Sudar dies - Mass of Christian Burial for Sam D. Sudar, 73, of Walsenburg, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary Church. Mr. Sudar died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1990, in the long term care unit of Huerfano County Medical Center. He had been ill since August and was admitted to the Center in mid-October. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - December 8, 1990 - Sam D. Sudar, 73, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 28, 1990, in the Huerfano County Long Term Center where he had been a patient. Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Rugby, in 1920 the family moved to Walsenburg where Sam was reared and graduated from Huerfano County High School. On Sept. 28, 1940, he married Sophie Skrzynear. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Sudar with his seven brothers, operated the Delcarbon Coal Mine for 20 years. He was a member of St. Mary Church, United Mine Workers of America and Walsenburg Golf Association. Survivors are his wife, Sophie, Walsenburg; a son, Dennis Sudar, Lakewood; a daughter, Paulette Bryson, Poway, CA; four brothers, Nick Sudar, Colorado Springs, John Sudar, Martin Sudar and Frank Sudar, all of Walsenburg; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Saturday, Dec. 1 from St. Mary Church. UMWA service and burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Sudar, Sophie
Sophie Sudar - Huerfano World - August 2, 2007 - Sophie Sudar, 88, a life-long Walsenburg resident since her birth on April 13, 1919 died on July 25, 2007 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in Pueblo, Colorado after a short illness. She was the daughter of Frank and Stella Skrzynear, who had emigrated from Poland in the early 1900's and settled here in Walsenburg. Sophie was the third oldest of five children. She is survived by one sister, Helen Horvat of Lakewood, Colorado, a sister-in-law, Jean Skrzynear of Venice, Florida, and a brother-in-law, John Verhanovitz of Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, and was preceded in death by Martha and John Skrzynear and Elizabeth (Bessie) Verhanovitz and half-sisters Caroline Malosovich and Mary Tomki and a half-brother Joe Skrzynear. Sophie graduated from Huerfano County High School and shortly thereafter married Sam Sudar, another lift-long Walsenburg resident, who along with his seven brothers operated the Del Carbon Coal Company one of the last coalmines in Huerfano County. Sam preceded Sophie in death in 1990. Sophie was the mother of Dennis (Dinah) Sudar, Lakewood, Colorado, Paulette (Jack) Bryson, Escondido, California; grandmother of Randy (Rhonda) Sudar, Rae Jean (Bruce) Benso, Arvada, Colorado, Kimberly Tyler, Escondido, California, Melanie Martin, Poway, California She lived long enough to enjoy the company of great-grandsons Jacob, Branden and Matthew Sudar, Arvada, Colorado, and Samantha Martin, Escondido, California. She was an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and was especially fond of her nephew and niece Jerry and Marlene Skrzynear who affectionately referred to her as “Auntie.” She and her sisters, Helen and Bessie, spent their younger days tending to their dad's cows and doing other household chores. She regaled the family with tales of those cows and how she had to get up at 3 a.m. to find the cows that had wandered off during the night and sometimes even having to bail them out of “cow” jail. She was a housewife all her life, but worked at the Huerfano County Hospital for a short time. She enjoyed fishing and was quite good at it. She also like to play poker with her friends and family and wasn't adverse to playing the slots and lottery with her niece Marlene, sure that one day they would hit the “big” one. Those that knew her realized she had a stubborn streak, but she had a heart of gold when it came to helping others. She loved to be teased and could tease back as well. She was a member of the Polish National Alliance and the Friends of the Library in Walsenburg. She will be sadly missed by family and all her friends. Services for Sophie will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers or food, the family asks that you donate to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, The Friends of the Spanish Peaks Library in Walsenburg or donate to your favorite charity in Sophie's name. Your donations can be taken or mailed to: Boise-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 East 5th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089. Huerfano World - September 6, 2007 - Sophie passed away July 25, 2007. An Inurnment Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2007, at the North St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg. Following the service, friends are asked to join the family in sharing remembrances of Sophie's life at the Mazzone Hall, across from St. Mary's Church, 121 E. 7th, in Walsenburg.

Sudduth, Gloria Ilene
Gloria "Glo" Ilene Sudduth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2004 - Gloria "Glo" Ilene Sudduth, 75, born July 17, 1928, passed away May 27, 2004. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. James F. Sudduth; four daughters, Linda (Cal) Martin, Sandy (Neil) Palmour, and Fran (Ralph) Brodin, all of Pueblo, Gail (Kent) Dowis of Georgia; grandchildren, Heather (Bobby) Huffman, Pamela (Nathan) Austin, Audrey and Bradley Dowis, Kyle Palmour and Chelsea Brodin; and great-grandson, Hunter Huffman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Hazel McKeen. Gloria was born in Detroit, Mich., moved to Pueblo in 1946, and graduated from Central High School in 1947. She was a member of the Service League, Junior League and Minnequa Club. She enjoyed bridge, waterskiing and snow skiing. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Sharmar Nursing Home. The family would like to thank the staff at Sharmar Village for their love and support.

Sudduth, Hugh D.
Hugh Sudduth – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Hugh Sudduth is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Hugh Sudduth: From Pueblo, Colorado, train fireman. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - H. D. Suddoth, Fireman, Pueblo - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Suhler, Gail Annette
Gail Annette (Horn) Suhler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2000 - Gail Annette (Horn) Suhler, 49, passed away September 5, 2000 in Colorado Springs after a lengthy fight with cancer. Born September 23, 1950, she is survived by husband of 18 years Bryan, and son Benjamin of the family home in Colorado Springs. Sister Paula (Gary) Brown of Ft. Collins, brother Keith (Rondii) Horn of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Vernon & Margaret (Rose) Horn. Services 10 am Saturday, September 9, Circle Drive Baptist Church, Colorado Springs. Donations in lieu of flowers to Circle Drive Baptist Church Choir.

Suit, Melvin C.
Melvin C. Suit - Cottage Grove Sentinel - June 26, 2004 - Cottage Grove, OR - Melvin Suit, Dec. 31, 1916-June 23, 2004 - Melvin C. Suit, 87, of Springfield, has died of age-related causes. Born to Archy and Leone (Henderson) Suit in Trinidad, Colo., he married Marjorie Osborn on Aug. 23, 1939, in Longview, Wash. He was a supervisor with Weyerhaeuser Co. for 45 years. He had lived in Springfield since 1949. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife: Marjorie; one daughter: Joan Stanks of Springfield; one son: Tony Suit of Springfield; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 28, at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and before the service. Springfield Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sulima, Stanley A.
Stanley A. Sulima - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Stanley A. Sulima, 79, passed away Nov. 25, 2006. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie J. Sulima; children, Teri (David) Walton of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Babbette Cornstubble; siblings, Henry (Irene) Sulima of Florida, Mary (Bob) Robert of Florida, Jeanne Moore of New York and Edwin (Patricia) Sulima of Illinois; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Diane) Walth of Texas and Larry Walth of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Duane) Hertel of Kansas and Pat Sulima of Florida; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his siblings, Claire Szczerba-Janik and Leonard Sulima; sister-in-law, Bev Walth and brothers-in-law, Tom Moore, Stanley Szczerba and John Janik. Stanley was born to John and Pauline Sulima on April 17, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired in 1988 from the CF&I as a chemist. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Eagles Aeries No. 145. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Pueblo Animal Shelter through the funeral home.

Sullenger, Lucy W.
Lucy W. Sullenger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1986 - Mrs. Lucy W. Sullenger, 86, passed away at a local nursing home March 24,1986. Mother of Mrs. Willie M. "Billie" (William) Kellogg, Pueblo, and Mrs. Dorothy Helen (James) Whitehouse, Northville, Mich.; grandmother of Mrs. Becky (Archie) Webb, Canton, Mich.; Mrs. Kathleen (Greg) Thacker, Plymouth, Mich.; and Mark W. (Jennifer) Kellogg, Kansas City, Mo. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. Predeceased by her husband, William G. Sullenger on June 23, 1979. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Pueblo, and in earlier years was very active in the North Side Christian Church in Omaha, Neb., and the Broadway Christian Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Services were held in Omaha on Wednesday, March 26, 1986, with interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Sullins, Dan H.
Dan H. Sullins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2001 - Age 87, of Homelake. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Homelake Cemetery.

Sullivan, Alice Leota
Alice Leota Sullivan - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 11, 1995 - Alice Leota Sullivan, 72, a homemaker, died Jan. 5, 1995, at a local hospital. Services have been held. Entombment was at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum - Gate of Heaven. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., handled arrangements. Mrs. Sullivan was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Walsenburg to Roy and Maude (Shipman) Miller. She was married June 20, 1942, in Waltham, Mass., to William J. Sullivan, who survives. She also is survived by a daughter, Aileen Griess of Palmer Lake; two sisters, Delpha I. Hoff of Alamosa and Lilly Corene Ludden of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She had a brother, James Roy Miller, who is deceased. Mrs. Sullivan had been a longtime area resident and was a member of the Catholic church. She enjoyed aerobics and gourmet cooking.

Sullivan, Ann
Ann Sullivan – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1914 – Died – Miss Ann Sullivan died Thursday, October 15th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Dunn, 931 Evans Ave., after a lingering illness. The remains have been forwarded to the former home at Joliet, Ill., for burial. Miss Sullivan leaves several sisters and brothers at Joliet besides Mrs. Dunn and a brother Dennis A. Sullivan of this city.

Sullivan, Clara Ella
Clara Ella (Jones) Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Clara Ella (Jones) Sullivan passed away Feb. 24, 2006, in Pueblo. Born Feb. 3, 1911, in Dobson, N.C., Clara grew up in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Mother of eight children. Two preceded her in death, son, Paul Bernell Sullivan in 1972, and daughter, Dorothy Earline West in 1993. Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Webster and Maudie Louise Jones. She leaves a sister, Dorothy Brantley; and brother, R.D. (Virginia) Jones; children, Charles Ross (Lore) Kelley, Imogene Hope Meade, James Ray (Dianne) Bunn, Martin Dee (Sharen) Bunn, Violet Elizabeth (Sid) Craddock, David Sullivan; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a longtime Bronco fan, a wonderful daughter, sister, mother and friend. She was a member of the Pueblo West Church of Christ. Contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Pueblo West. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday with Funeral service at 2 p.m. at Imperial Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sullivan, David D.
David D. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2006 - David D. Sullivan, born Nov. 27, 1934, in Boone, Colo., passed away in his sleep June 28, 2006. David was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Hazel Sullivan; and his brother, Jack. He is survived by his three sisters, Betty (Bill) Christensen of Canon City, Evelyn (Duane) Wright of Fowler and Patte (Myron) Thomas of Pueblo. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews. David graduated in 1952 from Fowler High School and CU in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy before becoming a vice president at Traveler's Express. He loved to travel, read, play bridge and spend time with loved ones. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher, in Pueblo. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation through Montgomery and Steward. Family may be contacted at 128 Princeton, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Sullivan, Goldie
Goldie F. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2002 - Goldie F. Sullivan, 91, passed away at her home Aug. 14, 2002. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Sullivan of Pueblo; son, David L. (Sylvia) Sullivan; grandson, David A. Sullivan of Mobile, Ala.; nieces, Alice May Lewis, Lorraine Denton, of Pueblo, Kay Buehler of Indian Hills, Colo.; nephew, William Dale of Ohio; many other relatives, good friends and neighbors. Goldie is preceded in death by her husband, David C. Sullivan, Feb. 8, 1991; two brothers, William and Leo Dale; and niece, Jean Stockton. Our mother was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Pratt, Kan. She overcame many obstacles in her life by always helping others. She was a devoted member of Faith United Methodist Church, life member of Flower Fad Garden Club and a Grey Lady at Colorado State Hospital. Our mother held our family together through the best and worst of times. We will miss her and love her for the rest of our lives. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers and food. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Son Rise Church through the funeral home office.

Sullivan, Gordon A.
Gordon A. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2004 - Gordon A. Sullivan, 77, born Sept. 27, 1926, in Pueblo, and passed away May 27, 2004. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Gordon attended local schools, graduating in 1944 from Centennial High School. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Colorado State Teachers College at Greeley. Gordon was first and foremost an educator and he possessed an old-world work ethic. During his 30-year career at District 60, he taught at every level. He specialized in English and was a counselor and administrator. His passion in life was supporting his growing family. He balanced his teaching career with a series of part-time jobs including janitoring at Somerlid Elementary, driving and dispatching for City Cab and for special delivery for the post office, and as a salesman for Nabisco Foods, Broome Bros. and Sooners Life Insurance Co. Gordon's other passion was driving for Trailways Bus and Wilcoxson Buick. Gordon enjoyed being the center of attention at gatherings. He readily displayed his razor wit with jokes and humor. Gordon was a lifelong member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, a member of PERA, and a member of First Presbyterian Church for 58 years. He is predeceased by his mother, Lucy E. Johnson; and stepfather, Raymond Johnson; brothers, Whitney Sullivan and Warren Sullivan; and special aunt, Dorothy Kimsey. To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of 56 years, Lois Sullivan; and daughters, Sharon (Alan) Cape, Great Falls, Mont.; Joan Bratcher and Nanci (Tom) Welte, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Mindy (Don) Tripp, New Martinsville, W.V.; Beth (Brant) Dodd, Vandenburg AFB, Calif., Kelly Cape, Great Falls, Mont.; Christopher Bratcher and Lauren (Tim) Davis, Pueblo. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to the fine people at Sharmar Nursing Home for their compassion and caring. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon Sullivan English Scholarship Fund or Animal Welfare and Protection Society, in care of the funeral home office.

Sullivan, Hannah
Hannah Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1997 - Hannah Sullivan, 84, of Aurora, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with her beloved husband, Clarence, on Oct. 28, 1997. Survived by her daughter, Naomi (Bill) Dolak- brother, Ben Krieger, Pueblo- four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Solid as a Rock" is how her daughter will always cherish her memory. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday. Those who wish may place their flower orders through the funeral home office, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Sullivan, Inell
Inell Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2001 - Inell Sullivan, 85, passed away Nov. 3, 2001. Survived by her son, Frank (Christi) Sullivan; grandchildren, Chad and Seth Sullivan, all of Tijuana, Mexico; and good friends, Del and Ray Gwinnup of Pueblo. Graveside service, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Sullivan, Jerry
Jerry Sullivan - Huerfano World - July 4, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1913: "Uncle" Jerry Sullivan, for the past 10 years, watchman at the D&RG Main Street crossing, was struck by a switch engine and died of his injuries. [Editor's Note: Jerry Sullivan died July 1913. Obituary listed World Independent, July 5, 1913, Page 1.]

Sullivan, Jerry
Jerry Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1919 - The remains of Jerry Sullivan were shipped to Cameron, Mo., last night by McCarthy.

Sullivan, John Joseph
John Joseph Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2002 - John Joseph Sullivan, 81, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 17, 2002. Born July 27, 1921, in Rosindale, Mass. Preceded in death by his spouse, Irene B. Sullivan; parents, John and Isabella Sullivan; and one sister, Helena Sullivan. Survived by children, John L. Sullivan, Avondale, Sacred Heart Church, Peter P. (Lea Ann) Sullivan, Niwot, Colo., and Josette Sullivan, Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Lily and Patrick Sullivan, Niwot, Colo.; sister, Irene Eldridge, West Roxbury, Mass. John was a lineman and foreman for Mountain Bell and helped construct the first telephone lines from Denver to El Paso and Pueblo to Grand Junction. John enjoyed fishing, camping and was a die-hard Red Sox fan. As a youth, he played hockey and worked at Fenway Park. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and dogs and the trout streams of the Sangre de Cristos. He came from Boston to Colorado at a young age and worked for Mountain Bell for 38 years. John was also very active in his parish. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Christ the King Church. Celebrant, Rev. Maurice Gallagher. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1609 Bunker Hill Road after interment.

Sullivan, Katherine B.
Katherine B. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2002 - Katherine B. Sullivan, 88, born March 23, 1914, passed away Dec. 17, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles; brothers, Frank and George Panion; sister, Stephanie Panion; and beloved friend, Mildred Gentry. Survived by her daughters, Maureen Kehr and Charlene (Don) Plutt; grandchildren, Joan (Randy) Bell, Donald V. (Katy) Plutt and Kerrie (Rocky) Keck; great-grandchildren, Bethany, Lydia and Elizabeth Bell, Jordyn Keck and John Anthony Plutt; and sister-in-law, Sophie Panion. Katherine was a devoted mother and grandmother and was a good and helping friend to many. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Sullivan, Loran L.
Loran L. "Buss" Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Loran L. "Buss" Sullivan, 82, of Boone, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at a Pueblo hospital. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Corinna, on May 16, 1995; and a brother, Jerry, in December of 1988. Survived by five daughters, Elaine (Fred) Marsh and Carolyn (Dwight) Watson, both of Boone, Marilyn (Jerry) Christensen of Canon City, Cindy Sullivan of Denver and Judy (Mark) Reynolds of Abilene, Texas; two sisters, Betty Carter of Boone and Berniece (Andy) Sefcovec of Norman, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Services, 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Community Baptist Church in Crowley, Colo. Visitation from 2 until 8 p.m. today at Griffy Funeral Home in Fowler. Family prefers memorials to either Fowler, Boone or Edison\Yoder Fire Departments and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery beside his wife.

Sullivan, Marian F.
Marian F. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Marian F. Sullivan, age 86, passed away Oct. 10, 2002, in Canon City, Colo. Mrs. Sullivan was born in McBain, Mich., July 18, 1916, a daughter of the late Howard and Edna Elizabeth Cavanagh. Mrs. Sullivan was a longtime resident of Pueblo. She owned and operated the coffee shop and restaurant at the Vail Hotel and the Hoosier Grill across from the railroad yards in the 1960's. She also owned the El Charo in Penrose, Colo., and the Frying Pan Restaurant in Florence, Colo., until her retirement. Her sister, Margaret Bergman; daughter, Karol Reekers; and stepdaughter, Jane Anne Hullinger; along with many nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, survive Mrs. Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan, also known as Mame, will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home. Memorial services to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel at 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colo. at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, CO. 81212

Sullivan, Mary
Mary Delores Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Mary Delores Sullivan. Jeff and John McLaury wish to share with the friends and relatives of Mary Sullivan that their mother completed her earthly journey on Monday evening, the second of September, and has been called home. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo at 2 p.m. on Friday, the sixth of September. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sullivan, Michael T.
Michael T. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1999 - Michael T. Sullivan, born July 19, 1937, passed over April 26, 1999. Beloved father of his daughter, Miki Jo Burg- and also survived by granddaughter, Marcella Burg- sisters, Kathleen Sullivan and Patricia C. (William Smith) Sullivan- special friend, Patricia Penley- and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Marlene K. Sullivan, and parents, Arden Sullivan and Mary Alice Karr. He was a beloved father and was very active in Holy Family Parish, member of Nocturnal Adoration Society and student of National Institute for Inner Healing at Mercy Center in Colorado Springs. He was also a judge and referee for USFSA. Michael served during the Vietnam and Korean wars and retired from the U.S. Navy. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. 

Sullivan, Raymond M. Sr.
Raymond M. Sullivan Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2002 - Raymond M. Sullivan Sr., 76, born April 13, 1926, passed away Aug. 19, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Reta, in 1988; daughter, Wendy Voris; grandsons, Jonathan Voris and Douglas A. Mayer; and son-in-law, Larry Logsdon. Survived by his children, Raymond (Beverly) Sullivan Jr., Carol (Dick) Kolosso, Andy (Angela) Sullivan, Debby (Dave Del Monte) Logsdon, Mark (Jeanie) Sullivan, Gina (Nathan Hall) Coleman and Brenda Maytum. Also survived by grandson whom he raised, David Sullivan; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters; and special friend, Mary Sullivan. Ray was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was the owner of Arrowhead Construction and Colorado Crushing Inc. He was a member of Holy Family Parish. Ray loved to tell jokes and stories. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Ray's memory.

Sullivan, Robert Leo
Robert Leo Sullivan - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 6, 2008 - Feb. 21, 1921 - Jan. 1, 2008. Robert Leo Sullivan (86) passed away on Jan. 1, 2008 at the Spanish Peaks Nursing Home In Walsenburg Co. He was born in Peabody Mass. To Joseph and Mabel Sullivan on Jan 21, 1921 Robert was a proud retiree of the US Navy where he served for over 20 years. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor the day of attack, and later served during the Korean War. After his retirement, he lived in Il., NM, CO, and Mexico. He was a professional ski patroller for the Angel Fire Ski Area in NM, as well a member of the National Ski Patrol. He enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing and loved the Navy. He was a Loss Control Engineer for several insurance companies. He is survived by his wife Beverly, two sons Richard and Martin Sullivan, and daughter Kathleen Nucci, and two step-children Stanley Obert, and Jan Obert, Brother Gardner Robinson, and 5 Grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Military Honors will be conducted at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO on Monday Jan. 7th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mtn. Chapter, 801 N. Cascade #32, Colorado Springs CO. 80903-3262. When he gets to another dimension I wish for him; A Forrest Full of Flowers, a Stream Full of Trout, a Great Ski Area, and a Brand New Destroyer. Requiem by: Robert Louis Stevenson Under the wide & starry sky, Dig the grave & let me lie. Glad did I live & gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.

Sullivan, Robert W.
Robert W. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1998 - Robert W. Sullivan, 68, passed away July 28, 1998. Survived by his wife, Wanda Sullivan- children, Robert W. Sullivan Jr., of Pueblo, Diana Lynn (David) Detine of Maryville, Calif., Rodney (Crystal) Sullivan of Fort Smith, Ark., Melinda (Mark) Schooley of Stillwater, Okla., Ronald Sullivan of Pueblo, and Rhonda (James) Kleiss of Houston, Texas. Also survived by 16 grandchildren- his sister, Mary Fox of Grayling, Mich.- and his brother, Pat (Peggy) Sullivan of Flint, Mich. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by cremation.

Sullivan, Rosemary
Rosemary Boles Frank Sullivan - Huerfano World - October 20, 1994 - Rosemary Boles Frank Sullivan, 62, died in her home in Salem, OR, Oct. 4, 1994. Born in Dodge City, KS, Jan. 31, 1932, she graduated from Dodge City High School in 1950. In 1953, she married Arthur Frank. She earned her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1966. She taught the second grade in Walsenburg from 1960 to 1965. Moving to Oregon in 1966 with her four children, she served as an educator for the blind and multi-handicapped at the Oregon State School for the Blind until 1981. From 1981 until 1990 she taught in the Salem-Keizer School District as an itinerant special education teacher. She married J. Wesley Sullivan, the retired editor of the Oregon Statesman on July 22, 1994. Survivors include her husband, Wes, Salem; two sons, David A. Frank, Eugene, OR, and Ben F. Frank, Dallas, TX; two daughters, Bridgett M. Wirsching, Bremerton, WA, and Amy E. Meabe, Portland, OR; a brother, George Boles, Salem, OR; a sister, Jane Smith, Colorado Springs and six grandchildren. Memorial service was Oct. 9 in the First Presbyterian Church in Salem.

Sullivan, Vincent C.
Vincent C. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1998 - Vincent C. Sullivan, lifetime Pueblo resident and member of Pioneer Pueblo Family, passed away Nov. 1, 1998. Born and reared in Pueblo, Mr. Sullivan graduated from Central High School, class of 1933. He was an organizing force in the Cat's Last Call of 1983." Mr. Sullivan worked at many jobs including sheet metal work, Catholic Register Advertising Representative, hearing aid salesman. Mr. Sullivan is preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Theresa- brothers, Thomas and Raymond Sullivan. Survivors include children, Maureen (Larry) Braun and Henry V. Hank" (Donna James) Sullivan- sisters, Pat (Roy) Randolph, all of Pueblo, and Mary Ellen (Keith) Lowder, Colorado Springs- grandchildren, James (Tara) Braun, Pueblo, Michelle (Rick) Craig, Loveland, Ohio, and Melissa Braun (Keith James), Pueblo. Also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and special furry friend, Beau." Memorials may be made in memory of Vincent Sullivan to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Public visitation, today from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary to follow visitation at 7 p.m., Holy Family Church. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Sullivan, Whitney B.
Whitney B. Sullivan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2004 - Whitney B. Sullivan passed away peacefully at home in Pueblo West the morning of April 7, 2004. Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Pueblo, he was a Pueblo Star-Journal paperboy who once had lunch with playwright Damon Runyon and was licensed to fly before he learned to drive a car. Joining the Army Air Corps on June 8, 1942, he was highly decorated during 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel, flying 33 different aircraft during his remarkable career. He married Virginia "Ginger" Lower on April 27, 1946, after meeting her at the University of New Mexico where he earned his bachelor of business administration degree. Moving to Westcliffe, Colo., after his military retirement, he was an area builder and developer, Rotarian, VFW member, trustee of the United Methodist Church, a Master Mason and Shriner, and was very active in many other community projects. He was appointed Custer County judge in January 1976, was outstanding U.S. non-attorney judge in 1987, and was the Silver Cliff and Westcliffe municipal judge until his passing. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Sullivan of Pueblo West; son, Kerry J. Sullivan of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Carol Ann Magee of Dahlonega, Ga.; and son, Brian G. Sullivan, also of Pueblo West. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2004, at Adriance United Methodist Church, 2936 Morris Ave. in Pueblo. Donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, directly or through the mortuary.



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