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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Summer, Lenora
Lenora Summer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2005 - Lenora Summer passed away Oct. 21, 2005, in Pueblo. Lenora was born Aug. 28, 1914, in Bloom, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo for nearly 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Summer and Robert Summer; sons, George and Eugene Summer; three brothers and three sisters. Her survivors include daughters, Billie Verhine and Clyda Lea Gurley; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, in the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kan.

Summer, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Summer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1999 - Robert E. "Bob" Summer passed away Jan. 27, 1999, in Pueblo. Bob was born on Dec. 7, 1909, in Montrose, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1984. While growing up in Montrose, Bob developed a love for the mountains and outdoors. He was a member of the Prairie Avenue Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Telluride. Mr. Summer was preceded in death by his twin brother, Everett- brother, Paul- sister, Mildred Elam- and daughter, Bonnie Henkins. His survivors include his wife, Lenora, of Pueblo- son, Robert (Vera) Summer of Gunnison- four grandchildren- nine great-grandchildren- and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Summer will be held from 1 until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in the Grand View Cemetery in Montrose, Colo., with Rev. Daniel Searcy officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in memory of Bob be made to the Prairie Avenue Baptist Church.

Summerfield, Doris N.
Doris N. Summerfield - Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - Trinidad woman dies in truck/bus mishap - A Trinidad woman was killed Jan. 18 when the vehicle she was driving collided head-on with a school bus 21 miles north of Walsenburg an Colorado 69. Doris N. Summerfield, 48, was headed southbound on the highway when she apparently lost control of her vehicle on the icy road and slid into the bus. The car bounced 97 feet before coming to rest off the side of the road. Summerfield was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple head and internal injuries. The bus slid 51 feet back from the point of impact and stopped partially off the road. The driver of the bus Porfie P. Valdez of Redwing received a cervical strain and was taken to Huerfano County Medical Center. Seven children aboard the bus also received minor injuries. They were all treated and released from the hospital. The State Patrol reported that seatbelts were in use on the school bus but not in the car.

Summers, Barbara
Barbara Summers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2000 - Barbara Summers, passed away Jan. 23, 2000, born March 25, 1939. Survived by husband, John Summers; children, Denise (Chuck) Ellis, Brandon, Miss., Mark (Tara) Summers, Pueblo, and Shelley (Craig) Dotson, Pueblo; mother, Deane Pieper, Pueblo; sister, Carol (Gordon) Smith, Denver; and five grandchildren. Predeceased by father, Arthur Pieper. Cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home or to First Presbyterian Church in memory of Barbara.

Summers, Campbell
Campbell Summers - Wray Rattler - July 07, 1905 - Campbell Summers, aged about twenty years, was killed by the breaking of a pole in a sort of merry-go-round arrangement at a Swedish picnic near Pueblo June 25th.

Summers, Carl (Mrs.)
Mrs. Summers – Pueblo Indicator – October 5, 1929 – Mrs. W. D. Crow received a telegram Monday, telling her of the death of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Summers, which occurred at McCook, Neb. She died from burns caused by the explosion of a coal oil stove.

Summers, Charley O.
Charley O. Summers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2000 - Charley O. Summers, age 89, of Holly, Colo., died April 29, 2000. Graveside funeral service and burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at the Holly Cemetery. A memorial meal and time of remembrance will be held at the Holly United Methodist Church at noon Thursday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Memorial contributions to Holly Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Summers, Clara Jean
Clara Jean Summers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1980 - Services, St. Mary Church. Wake, service 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Colorado Boys Ranch, La Junta.

Summers, Delford Terrell
Delford Terrell Summers - Reno Gazette-Journal - December 14, 2003 - Reno, NV - Delford Terrell Summers, age 86, passed away on December 8, 2003. He was born March 9, 1917 in Gardner, CO. Del was a long time resident of Lovelock, moving here in 1927. He was the son of the late James Terrell Summers and Barbara May Larker. Del served as a Glider Pilot with the 439 Troop Carrier Group during World War II. He began his training at March Field, CA in 1940. Much of his service was in England and France. While there, he received the Distinguished Unit Citation, and the European Theater Ribbon with 7 Battle Stars. As Flight Officer, he was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He was one of only 24 service men to receive this medal for their participation in spearheading the allied invasion at Normandy on D-Day, and was the first to land behind the German lines carrying American troops. On June 26, 1944, by direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, these 24 officers were awarded the Air Medal in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations during the period October 16, 1943 to June 7, 1944. Brigadier General Williams of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron stated, "These officers respective duty assignments were performed in such an admirable manner as to produce exceptional results in the greatest and most successful airborne operation in the history of world aviation." Shortly after, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Air Force. He received his discharge in 1946 at Santa Ana, CA. Del returned to Lovelock where he worked as a carpenter, prospector and miner in several mining operations. In 1945 he married a local girl, Erma Lee Thomas. They were blessed with 3 children. Their first son, Delford Lee, was born June 2, 1947 in Lovelock, but lived only a few hours. Their second son, Terry Del was born in Reno, December 2, 1958. He passed away June 2, 1998 in Boise, ID. Del is survived by his wife, Erma Lee of Polson, MT; daughter, Jennifer Gallagher and her husband, Bill of Helena, MT; 2 grandchildren, Catrina Gallagher of Seattle, WA and David Gallagher of Helena, MT; daughter-in-law Linda Summers; 2 grandchildren, Terri Kay Harris and J.T. (James Terrell), all of Boise, ID; brother Chad of Bakersfield, CA; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an older sister, Ola May Shadle, and his two sons. Graveside services will be held at Big Meadow Cemetery in Lovelock on Friday, December 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Lovelock Funeral Home.

Summers, Franklin W.
Franklin W. Summers - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 2, 1876 - (Resolutions) Franklin W. Summers, the subject of the above resolutions, was born in or near Yates City, Illinois, and was twenty-eight years old at the time of his death, He had been an employe on the Denver & Rio Grande from the time of its commencement to the time of his death, He was for a long time fireman for engineer Frank Wilson by whom he was loved as a son. By strict temperance and economy, he had accumulated from his wages sufficient means to purchase a large farm in Marion County, Kansas, on which he had placed his old parents. We but express the sentiments of all who knew him, when we say he was a model young man. If he had one single fault we never heard of it. He was elected to fill the office of junior warden in the new lodge about to be formed in South Pueblo, His petition had been favorably acted upon by the by the Brotherhood of Locomotive  Engineers in Denver, and he would have been initiated on his return to that city, He was an exemplary member of the Masonic lodge and Chapter, and was loved by all who knew him.

Summers, Henry C.
Henry C. Summers - Huerfano World - June 3, 1999 - Henry C. Summers, accountant, died May 28, 1999. Hank as he was known, was born October 11, 1920, to Henry C. and Myrtle M. Summers in Pueblo, at St. Mary's Hospital. He leaves behind and is sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Josephine, his "Kids" Hank, Jr. and Cheryl, "Grandkids" Eric and Madelyn along with his Beautiful "Great-granddaughters" Destinee and Kaylee all of Walsenburg. He also leaves behind and missed by his twin sister, Virginia "Ginger" and brother- in-law Ernest Bellotti of Walsenburg, his brother Daniel and sister-in-law Char of Denver and many nieces and nephews. As per his wishes, there was no services. Dad's life on a Thumbnail: Pop spent his whole life in Walsenburg and Huerfano County, except for "a short visit" as he put it, with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Second World War. Dad and Mom were married in San Diego before he was sent overseas. He saw action in the Pacific Theater and was discharged in 1946. He returned home to begin his long career in public accounting, taking a short time out to father me, his only son, Hank, Jr. Dad always believed in his client's work came first, and if the job wasn't finished, he wasn't at ease. He was so worried the night before his death that he called me to his bedside to verify that all his clients' work were in order. After being reassured that all were on schedule, he said "Well I guess all my concerns are answered, I think I'll lay back now, why don't you go on home and do what you got to do. Now I can go to sleep." Pop could not got without first thinking of his clients. Well "Big" Hank has finally finished his work, he's laid down his pencils and pens, switched off his machines for the last time and has turned off the lights. Finally, he gets to go on his vacation. In fact, he and his old buddy Steve Persich started it together Friday morning with one final cup of coffee. Goodbye Pop, Gosh, how I'll miss you. Your loving Son, Hank Jr.

Summers, William R.
William R. Summers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2004 - William R. Summers, 60, passed away Dec. 7, 2004, in Pueblo. Service in Higginsville, Mo.

Sumner, Arthur P.
Arthur P. Sumner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1999 - Arthur P. Sumner passed away Dec. 22, 1999, in Pueblo. Arthur was born Aug. 19, 1926, on his grandfather's plantation in Elmore County, Ala., the youngest of seven children, to Arthur L. and Annabelle Pierce Sumner. Because of his visual impairment, his early education was completed at home. His secondary education culminated in his receiving a Master's Degree in Psychology from Auburn University. Mr. Sumner lived in Charleston, S.C., Raton, N.M. and Trinidad, Colo., for many years before settling in Pueblo in 1989. During his life, he operated several museums, book and antique stores in South Carolina, northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. His memberships included The Society of Alabama Pioneers, The Sons of the American Revolution, Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Fraternity, and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Trinidad. Arthur was a very articulate and fascinating southern gentleman. He is survived by his sister, Anna Louise Gunnells of Lewiston, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of good friends too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Janet Rawlins of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Trinidad, Colo., officiating. Cremation in the Davis Crematory will follow the service.

Sumner, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Benner Sumner - El Campo Leader-News – August 23, 2006 - El Campo, TX - Mary Ellen Benner Sumner, 86, of La Veta, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 after suffering a brief illness. She was born May 3, 1920 in Wharton County to Arthur A. and Elsie Wilcoxen Benner. Survivors include her son, A. James Sumner; two brothers, Charles P. Benner and Arvid J. Benner; and three granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry L. Sumner; a sister, and four brothers. A cremation will be followed by a private graveside ceremony at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Texas. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 129 Kansas Avenue, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Sumner, Richard Carroll
Richard Carroll "R.C." Sumner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2001 - Richard Carroll (R.C.) Sumner, born Sept. 20, 1928, died Aug. 26, 2001. He is survived by his wife Jan, son Brandon of Denver, son Brian and wife Makiko of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Ken, Eddie and May; mother Mary Ethel Sumner of Hueytown, Ala.; brother Jene Allen Sumner of Hueytown, Ala. and brother Paul Huffman of Calif.. R.C. was a member of Pueblo First United Methodist Church, of the BMW Riders Club, Colorado Springs; and of the Masonic Lodge, Cordova, Ala. He retired from the United States Air Force in Denver, and went to work for the original Frontier Airline. He retired from Continental Airline in 1992. R.C. engaged seriously in a number of hobbies during his life, including big-bore target shooting, photography, furniture making and raising exotic flowers. He also managed to spread love and laughter wherever he went. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10am at First United Methodist Church, 11th & Court Streets. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pueblo First United Methodist Church Choir.

Sumners-Sapp, Wilma H.
Wilma H. Sumners-Sapp - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2001 - Wilma H. Sumners-Sapp, formerly of Pueblo, was born on August 9, 1927 in Ukiah, CA. She passed away on May 26, 2000 in Mesa, Arizona. Her husband, John W. "Jack" Sumners, predeceased her in November 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Phillips and son-in-law Jerry Phillips of 416 Barclay Road, Muskogee, OK, 74403. Granddaughter Janet R. Maahs and great-grandsons, Robert and Jonathan of Arlington, Virginia. Grandson Jeffrey L. Phillips and his wife, Teri and great-granddaughter Hannah of Muskogee. Grandson John R. Phillips of Muskogee. Her husband Elmer J. Sapp of Mesa, Arizona, stepdaughter Patricia (David) Doyle of Steeleville, MO and stepdaughter Carole A. Sapp and her friend Linda Hostetter of Independence, MO. A sister, Maxine Clark of Palisade, CO., brother Robert H. Lundgren and his wife Nina of Eltopia, WA. and brother Larry C. Lundgren and his wife Judy of Holdenville, OK. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends also mourn her loss. Mrs. Sumners-Sapp graduated from Barnes Business School in Denver in 1946. She began her bookkeeping career in Lamar, CO. After moving to Pueblo in 1952 she was a bookkeeper for the Steel City Y, Roselawn Cemetery and finally for numerous new car dealers in Pueblo including Goffe Motor, Pueblo Dependable Dodge, Pueblo Dodge, Hunter Brothers and Cardinal Chrysler-Plymouth. She received numerous awards in accounting from Chrysler Corporation in the 1960's. She was president of the Credit Women's Association in 1967. She was a member of Pueblo Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star. She and Jack were members of Bethel United Methodist Church. They were very active in area square dancing. They were members and, at various times, officers of Buttons and Bows, Boots & Calico and other area Square Dance Clubs. They were active in Local, State and National Square Dance organizations and conventions. Their love of square dancing and the friends that they made led them to retire to Mesa, AZ in 1976. They are both loved and missed terribly by those who are left behind, but knowing they are together once again is great comfort to all. Donations in the memory of Wilma H. Sumners-Sapp are still being received by: Banner Hospice, 1325 N. Fiesta Blvd., Suite #1, Gilbert, AZ, 85233.

Sumski, Thomas
Thomas Sumski - Huerfano World - July 20, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History -1902: Thomas Sumski was killed in the Robinson mine by a rock fall and Frank Ludwig was killed at Midway.

Sundgrest, Gustave Adolft
Gustave Adolft Sundgrest - Rocky Mountain News – November 25, 1895 – Tried to Kill Himself - Gustave Sundgrest of Leadville Attempts Suicide - Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 24. - Gustave Adolft Sundgrest, 35 years old, a Swede smelter hand, who came here from Leadville Friday evening, cut his throat almost from ear to ear this evening in a outhouse back of the Pueblo hotel on Victoria Avenue, near the union depot.  He severed the windpipe and left the jugular vein.  He has now lived several hours, but the attending surgeon expects his death at any time.  Sundgrest came here to look for work.  He was decidedly taciturn and said nothing of himself except that he had once been leaded in a smelter and was in Pueblo to seek employment at the steel works or smelters.  He paid his board from day to day.  This afternoon he sat around the hotel office in a morose frame of mind.  Without saying a word he got up tonight and went to the rear of the hotel.  Half an hour later Mrs. Matt McCabe, wife of the proprietor, and her little son Leo, found him lying unconscious on the floor of the outhouse.  He had drawn his razor across his throat and then closing the instrument, dropped it.  As he became weak from lose of blood, he sank to the floor.  Nothing to identify him was found except his naturalization papers, taken out at Leadville. 

Sundown, Michael
Michael "Cheyenne" Sundown - The Union - June 12, 2005 - Grass Valley, CA - Private services for Michael "Cheyenne" Sundown of Pike will be conducted. Mr. Sundown died Saturday, June 4, in Grass Valley. He was 49. He was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Trinidad, Colo., to Michael Jaramillo and Sally Cornell. He graduated from the University of Hawaii. He was a silversmith and traveled to craft fairs around the western states. He is survived by his daughters Chekota Sundown of Sacramento, Delilah Sundown of Grass Valley; companion, Pam Saporta of Sierra County; mother, Sally Cornell of Trinidad, Colo.; and numerous brothers, sisters and extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nevada County Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

Sundstrom, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Sundstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Betty Jane Sundstrom, 72, loving wife and mother, passed away Dec. 18, 2001. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Sundstrom, of the family home; children, Donnalee (Daniel) Bloomer of Elgin, Ill., Scott (Terry) Sundstrom, Savannah, Ga., Jill Sundstrom (Ed) of Heidleberg, Germany, Todd Sundstrom of Yucaipa, Calif.; and five grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Surina, Anton
Anton Surina - 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: Anton Surina 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 Anton Surina as an Austrian, age 26, 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:

Surine, Travis L.
Travis L. Surine - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1986 - Travis L. Surine, Pueblo resident since 1948, late of 19 Bruce Lane, passed away March 22, 1986. Mr. Surine was chief engineer for Pueblo Rainbo Bakeries and retired in January 1983 after many years of service. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Surine, of the family home; three daughters, Betty (Richard) Weller, Brighton, Barbara (Leo) Porter, Stow, Ohio, Beverly (Dr. J. N.) Tozer, Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Lillie Chapman, Pueblo; three brothers, Oakley (Susan) Surine, St. Paul, Minn., Gale Surine, Duluth, Minn., and Earl (Reba) Surine, Reno, Nev.; one sister, Pattie (Wesley J.) Dale, Kansas City, Mo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Robert L. Schelling of the Ascension Episcopal Church officiating. The entombment will be in Roselawn Mausoleum. The family will meet friends until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Bruce Lane immediately following the entombment service.

Surisky, Steve
Steve Surisky - Huerfano World - December 5, 1991 - Steve Surisky, 94, Walsenburg, died after a brief illness Dec. 2, 1991. Born in Thurber, TX, Jan. 27, 1897, he came to Huerfano County in 1913 where he worked in the coal mines in Pryor and Turner. He retired in 1953 and worked for Furphy Mortuary for many years. He married the former Ann Pavlick May 7, 1921 in Walsenburg. Mr. Surisky was active in the Democratic party, a member of UMWA Local #9856 and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Ann, Walsenburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil service will be at 10 a.m. and mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Surocino, Maria Domonica
Mrs. Maria Domonica Surocino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1906 - April 11, 1906, Mrs. Maria Domonica Surocino died, aged 37. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from West Brothers and Whiton's and from Mt. Carmel church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Roselawn. [Submitter's note: I believe that this lady was buried under the name of Maria Serracino at Roselawn Cemetery, and was the first wife of Vincenzo "Jim" Serracino. This one's related to my husband's family. Jean Griesan]

Surprise, Letitia Taylor
Letitia Taylor Surprise - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1999 - Letitia Taylor Surprise, 3, born March 29, 1995, died unexpectedly, Jan. 18, 1999. Beloved daughter of Dawn Stroud of Pueblo, and Mark Surprise of San Diego, Calif. Also survived by her loving brothers, Derick and Joe Thomas- adoring grandparents, Lana Slaten of Pueblo, Tom Stroud of Swink, and Linda and Jerry Surprise of San Diego- great-grandparents, June and Lewis Finlayson, Leroy Stroud, all of Pueblo- aunts and uncles, Tammy and John Moser, Kim Slaten, Marie, Jason and Karen Surprise- best friends and cousins, Autumn Moser and Jessica Lany- numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by her brother, Christopher Stroud- and great-grandmother, Geraldine Stroud. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Paul Aragon officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at Pueblo Union Depot on B Street, immediately following interment. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to Montgomery & Steward in memory of Letitia.

Susel, Edgar A.
Edgar A. Susel - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Edgar A. Susel, 81, born July 9, 1924, passed away Aug. 29, 2005. Survived by his loving wife, Helen Susel; children, Barbara (Pat) Lesar, Diane (Don) Jaquez and Michael Susel; grandchildren, Helen (Daniel) Herrera, Kris Lesar, Andy Susel, Cabreena Keithley, Jordan Cross, Leann Bruce, Robert VanBuskirk and Terri Sierra. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and nephews, Dave and Joe (Sandy) Genova and families. Preceded in death by his stepson, Craig VanBuskirk. Edgar was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving during World War II. He retired from the Pueblo Parks Department after 37 years of service. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Edgar's memory.

Susser, Julius
Julius Susser - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Julius Susser, 81, died Aug. 23, 2004, at home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lili Cukier Susser, and his children and their spouses, Herman and Kerry (Donohue) Susser; Mary (Susser) and David Wilson and David and Cindy (Mendenhall) Susser; and nine grandchildren. Born in Krakow, Poland, on Feb. 13, 1923, Julius was a survivor of the Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen death camps and was liberated in April of 1945. Julius proudly displayed his tattooed inmate number, B4516, as a sign of what he had overcome. To a great extent, his survival was due to his unique talent in soccer. The Nazis felt he was needed on the opposing team in their quest for recreation. He often said he was beaten when he lost and he was beaten when he won. Following liberation, he played professionally for both Jewish and German teams. Recently, a German documentary reported that “even to this day, die-hard fans of the old soccer team get starry-eyed at the skillful play of the goal-striker, center forward, Julius, equally skilled with both feet.” Julius and family arrived in the United States aboard the USS General Taylor on Dec. 10, 1949. He became a naturalized citizen in 1955 and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 34 years of service. A Jewish funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, Colo. Rabbi Anat Moskowitz will officiate. Burial to follow at B'Nai Jacob cemetery in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC, 20024-2126.

Sutak, John
John Sutak - World Independent March 29, 1940 - John Sutak Dies At Aguilar - John Sutak, pioneer resident of Huerfano and Las Animas counties expired at his home in Aguilar this morning at the age of 75. He was born May 27, 1864 in Austria and came to Huerfano county 49 years ago settling first at what was then known as Old Rouse. He worked at the Rouse mine for 11 years, following which he moved to Aguilar where he engaged in farming until his retirement in 1934. He is survived by his wife, Christine of Aguilar. Seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Danyanovich, Mrs. Anna Boken and Mrs. Julia Simansky, all of Erie, Colo., Mrs. Lizzie Poma and Mrs. Susie Gioz, both of Aguilar, Mrs. Christine Pendron, Denver, and Mrs. Alice Giro of Walsenburg. His surviving sons are John Sutak Jr., of Alamosa, Andrew of Silverton; Mike of Erie and George of Aguilar. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren. Funeral announcements are to be made later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Sutcliffe, Evelyn L.
Evelyn L. “Tweet” Sutcliffe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1990 - Evelyn L. “Tweet” Sutcliffe, Pueblo resident since 1962, passed away May 20, 1990. Mrs. Sutcliffe was born Oct. 5, 1912 and lived most of her life in Westcliffe. Evelyn, affectionately known as “Tweet” since childhood, was an excellent seamstress and had not only sewn for her own family, but also for many people in Pueblo. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles Lodge No. 145. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Sutcliffe was preceded in death by her loving husband, Glenn; parents, Charles and Emma Jones; sister, Charlotte Bouchard; daughter, Charlotte Seybold; and a grandson, Jim LaFever. Survivors include one daughter, Coleen (Donald) Hansen; two sons, Glenn (Shirley) Sutcliffe and Donald (Mary) Sutcliffe, all of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren, Judy ( Bill) Stefanich, Glenn, Charles (Lisa), Larry, Keith (Evera) Sutcliffe, Lois (Al) Compton, Shirley (Jim) Pinelle, Glenna (Rusty) Ross, Colennda (Albert) Fratterelli and Chester Seybold; one brother, Lawrence (Louiese) Jones; and one nephew, David (Joanne) Jones; 16 great-grandchildren and many friends. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Rev. Randy Mundt of King of Kings Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in the Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe.

Sutcliffe, Glenn P.
Glenn P. "Bub" Sutcliffe - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2003 - Glenn P. "Bub" Sutcliffe, ("Sudsy"), 72, passed away April 23, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by his children, Lois (Al) Compton, Shirley (Jim) Pinelle, Glenn (Jan) Sutcliffe III, Charles (Lisa) Sutcliffe and Larry Sutcliffe; sister, Coleen Hansen; brother, Donald (Mary) Sutcliffe; special friend, Loretta Bradburn; 10 grandchildren, Cathelene, Brandee, Amy, Jackie, Nicole, Tawnya, Nicholas, Michael, Phillip and Lauren; two great-grandchildren, Irie and Ciarra; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; his wife, Shirley; son, Robert; sister, Charlotte Seybold; and uncle, Lawrence (Louiese) Jones. Born to Glenn and Evelyn Sutcliffe, March 16, 1931, in Westcliffe, Colo. Glenn was a veteran of the U. S. Army and retired from the CF& I Steel Mill where he was a mechanic for over 30 years. He was an avid hunter and a great mechanic and will be deeply missed by all. He will lie in state at the funeral home, from 2 until 5 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Crates officiating. Committal service and interment will be at 1 p.m. at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. Saturday at Glenn's home. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Special Olympics through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomery-

Sutcliffe, Laura M.
Laura M. Sutcliffe – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Laura M. Sutcliffe, 77, passed away Sept. 7, 2006, in her home at the Regent. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, in 1995. Laura was born March 22, 1929, in Sioux City, Iowa. She was a faithful member of Pueblo Chapter 7 of the Order of Eastern Star having served as worthy matron in 1968-69. She was a devoted long-time employee of Kmart. Laura and Ernie loved hunting and fishing and, for many years, spending winters in Brownsville, Texas. She is survived by stepsons, Robert K. (Evelyn) of Pueblo and Ed (Donna) of Rye; stepdaughter, Donna K. (Ken) Peebles of Alabama. Also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Regent, 100 San Carlos Road, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to Robert E. Russell Eastern Star Home of Denver through the funeral home office. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Sutey, Frances H.
Frances H. Sutey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2003 - Frances H. Sutey, 91, passed away May 22, 2003 in St. Louis Park, Minn., where she had made her home for the last 10 years. She lived in Pueblo for 45 years and retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a cook. She was a member of AFSCME, a volunteer at the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen and a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church parish. She was born and raised in Crested Butte and was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She married Frank Sutey in 1936, and they lived for several years in California prior to returning to Colorado. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara K. Sutey, of St. Louis Park, Minn.; and son, Francis John Sutey III; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents, five sisters and four brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the donor's favorite charity preferred. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28; both services at St. Patrick Church, followed by cremation, at her request. Inurnment in Glenwood Springs at a later date.

Sutherland, John
John Sutherland - Colorado Public Defender - February 2, 1877 – James Miller - West Las Animas (Bent County). B-W. Hanging/Strangulation. Miller's execution was the first in Colorado after the territory achieved statehood. Miller, a twenty-three-year-old “mulatto,” had served as a soldier with the United States Colored Troops for the previous five years. He entered a dance hall which was reserved for whites that night, and an inebriated white customer forced him at gunpoint to leave. Another white customer, John Sutherland, told the thug to leave Miller alone. Miller and a friend, Benjamin Smith, later returned and randomly shot into the bar, missing the thug but killing Sutherland. Both men received death sentences; the governor commuted Smith's sentence. At the hanging, which the governor delayed two weeks so Miller could join a church and be married, the trapdoor would not open at first, and when it did, it fell to the ground. Miller dropped through the opening in the platform, but the rope was too long and his feet came to rest on the trap door that had fallen below him. The trap door was quickly removed so Miller could swing unimpeded. He hung for twenty-five minutes before expiring. Later, the sheriff, distraught over the bungled hanging, resigned his position and left the community.

Sutherland, John
John Sutherland – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – The Las Animas Murder – Some Further Particulars – From the Las Animas Leader we extract the following particulars with reference to the recent atrocious murder in Las Animas by black scoundrels who disgrace the uniform of the United States army: “On the next day after the murder, the coroner held an inquest over the remains, and elicited the facts as above. The verdict of the jury was that the 'deceased came to his death by a gun shot fired by one James Miller, colored soldier of Company L, Ninth cavalry, U. S. A., without any cause whatever.' The funeral of the deceased took place Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. On the same day Constable Faber, upon a warrant from Justice Bignell, proceeded to Fort Lyon and arrested Miller. He was promptly turned over by the officer in command. He was brought up for examination on the charge of murder, which resulted in his being committed to await the action of the grand jury. It was reported at the time of the examination that the colored soldiery had threatened to burn the town if Miller was not returned to the fort. Several were present as witnesses, and it was quite evident from their manner they had but little fear of officers or law. They were much averse to leaving the fort without their arms, and upon nearing the court room began to load themselves with stones. The excitement and anxiety of the citizens at Old Town was consequently at a high pitch. A note from the post-commander requesting that the prisoner be sent there for safe keeping, was received by the sheriff, and he was accordingly taken there instead of being committed to the jail. Frame, the wounded man, is receiving treatment at the Fort Lyon hospital. Thus far the civil authorities have been unable to identify any of the others who took part in the murderous onslaught. Some facts have been developed, however, which seem to throw additional light on the causes of the attack. It appears that on Saturday some cow boys were at a notorious den of iniquity, kept by Mrs. McClain, a place which is also frequented by the colored soldiers. On some account “Miss Bell,” a daughter sixteen or seventeen years of age, was slapped in the face by one of the boys. The same evening the family went to Fort Lyon or vicinity, and were seen in company with the colored soldiers, who, as Mrs. Mac. said, proffered them their “protection.” They left a little child at the Gilman House, opposite the dance hall, upon going away, with instructions not to let it sleep near a window. At night, however, they returned and took the child away. Next day the constable having a subpoena for them as witnesses, found them seated in a group of negro soldiers under a tree on the reservation. Upon being subpoenaed one of the soldiers escorted them to town. These unusual circumstances lead to the conclusion that the women procured or abetted the murderous scheme, and that the soldiers came over with this deliberate plan in view, concealing their arms until such a time as they deemed it a fitting opportunity to strike the decisive blow. This company, we are informed, is the same which caused the recent riotous demonstrations at Cimarron, in which a white man and three soldiers were killed, and it is said that Miller was the ringleader in the shameful affair. The whole matter is of that grave character which demands for it the closest investigation by civil and military authority, both of which have been trampled under foot. There is no reason why the remainder of the assassins should not be discovered and apprehended. We enjoin upon the civil officers increased vigilance and vigorous dealing with this class of armed ruffians, who are turned loose upon unarmed citizens. Presuming that the military authorities have a due sense of the responsibility which attaches to them for this act of violence, we forbear further comment at present.” Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – Gentlemen who were present at the examination of Miller, the negro soldier who shot John Sutherland at Las Animas a few days since, have had their faith in the fifteenth amendment badly shaken. A number of negroes swore positively that Miller had not been away from Fort Lyon on the night of the murder, while several respectable white men swore that they saw Miller fire the shot that killed Sutherland and also that some of the negroes who did the hard swearing were Miller's companions and took part in the shooting. A hanging day is badly needed at Fort Lyon and if justice were done there would be room for recruits in the negro regiments. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – A Court of Inquiry Needed – The Negro Murderers of Sutherland – It turns out that the massacre of Sutherland by negroes wearing the United States uniform was a cold blooded, premeditated murder, and that the negroes provoked the whites by crowding between two of them who had stepped up to the bar to drink, on the purpose to get an excuse for shooting them. The row took place after ten o'clock at night, and the first question that occurs to an ex-soldier, is what sort of discipline is maintained by Colonel Smith, the commander of Fort Lyon, that he allowed a large number of his enlisted men to be away from their quarters at that time of night carousing about the town? The negro who murdered Sutherland was arrested by the sheriff at the fort and taken to Las Animas and the people were preparing to mete out summary justice, but the sheriff fearing that his lawless and demoralized comrades would burn the town in that case, and murder the inhabitants indiscriminately, took his prisoner back to the fort and put him in the guard house, and the commander promised to keep him in the custody if he could, but said that he could not do anything with the negroes! This is a pretty state of facts, and President Grant, who has been so swift to investigate southern outrages where negroes were the sufferers, would show a commendable degree of consistency by ordering a court of inquiry to investigate the Las Animas outrage. Somebody is responsible for the insubordination of these black brutes with arms in their hands, or is it impossible to enforce military discipline among them. If the latter is true, the attempt to cut down the army in the last house of representatives was not made any too soon. There was no more trouble in controlling negro troops during the war, as the writer happens to know, than there was in controlling the white volunteers, and in a majority of cases not so much. We have no doubt the present demoralization can be traced to the inefficiency of the officers in command of the negro troops. It is said by those who were present, that there had been no difficulty more than the refusal to drink created between the whites and the negroes, and that the latter upon the refusal of Sutherland and his comrade to drink, immediately left the house and procured their guns, which were hidden outside, and returned to the door and commenced firing. The whole top of Sutherland's head was blown off and his brains scattered over the room. One of the white men in the house emptied his revolver at the cowardly assassins, who fled as soon as they had fired their volley and were joined by a large number of other negros who were hid in various directions around the house and all carrying the arms placed in their hands by the government to defend the frontier. The only excuse for this dastardly attack, offered by the negroes, is that some of their company had got into a row with the cattle men at Cimarron, sometime ago and that four of the negroes were killed. There is no pretense that any of the parties assailed at Las Animas were engaged in the Cimarron row, but were made the victims of this vendetta, simply because they were cattle men. If the entire force who made this valiant attack on the Las Animas dance house were tried by a drum head court martial and hung or shot, it might have a salutary effect on the balance who still have arms in their hands. Something should be done or the army instead of being a means of protection for the people, will be turned into an engine of oppression and mob for the gratification of private revenge. At all events every man engaged in the cowardly affair should have the United States uniform stripped from him and not be allowed longer to disgrace the name of soldier. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 28, 1876 – It is feared by those posted on the situation of affairs in West Las Animas, that the negroes now confined in jail there for the murder of John Sutherland will be rescued by their comrades previous to their execution. There is a good deal of uneasiness among the officials of Bent county regarding the matter. A report was current in the city yesterday that the principal witness against the negroes who murdered John Sutherland, had been killed by the negro soldiers by having his head almost cut off. We telegraphed to West Las Animas but failed to obtain the particulars.

Sutrina, John J.
John J. Sutrina - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - John J. Sutrina, died March 28, 2006 in St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness. John was born in Pueblo, Colo. to John Sutrina and Mikela (Marchina) Sutrina on July 4, 1921. He attended schools in Pueblo, graduating form high school in 1939. He served in the Army Air Force in New Guinea and Guam. After the war he attended Western State College in Gunnison, graduating in 1949. He went to Montana University, graduating in 1951 with an MA in Education. For the next 30 years he taught English at Grand Junction High School. He retired in 1982 and went back as a substitute to several years. He also took summer jobs working for several summers as a seasonal ranger at the Colorado National Monument. He then became a senior athlete in the Senior Games and an enthusiastic dancer at senior dances. His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Louise Sutrina, and five children, Sarah, Gloria Rose (Joel), John (Stephanie, Jim, and Mark (Lynda). He is also survived by his brother, Albert Sutrina, and sister, Elsie Plute, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Callahan Edfast Mortuary with a rosary following. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of one's choice.

Suttman, Anna
Sister Anna Suttman - The Cincinnati Enquirer - February 17, 2005 - Cincinnati, OH - Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Anna Suttman, former head nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and administrator at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, died Monday at Mother Margaret Hall nursing home. She was 83. Her trademark was her human touch. "Sister Anna was such a good woman as administrator of the hospital," said Sister Mary Alberta Bodde. "She kept in touch with everyone - from medical staff to maintenance workers. She was a kind, compassionate people person." She was born Ada Veronica Suttman, the youngest of eight, in Miamisburg, Ohio, in 1922. After high school, she entered the nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, where she became acquainted with the Sisters of Charity. Impressed, she decided to enter the congregation in 1944. She was head nurse at Cincinnati's Good Sam from 1945 to 1953, after which she served as a nursing supervisor and director of nursing services at hospitals in Colorado Springs and Trinidad, Colo. She moved to Dayton in 1956 to become director of nursing at Good Samaritan Hospital. After receiving an MBA from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1960, she returned to Dayton's Good Samaritan to be its administrator. Sister Anna received a master's degree in nursing from Xavier University in 1969; then moved to Clemens, Mich., where she was administrator at St. Joseph Hospital for the next 15 years. She returned to Ohio in 1991 to serve as chaplain at Maria Joseph Living Care Center in Dayton and retired in 1994. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Visitation is 2-3 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Room at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Mass of Christian burial follows in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Burial will be in the Sisters of Charity cemetery. Memorials: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Sutton, Arlene J.
Arlene J. Sutton – Pueblo Chieftain – October 1, 2006 - Arlene J. Sutton, 65, born June 28, 1941 went home to be with the Lord Thurs., Sept. 28, 2006 after a 15 year struggle with Leukemia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Freida Mahe. She will be sadly missed by Carroll, her husband of 45 years, and her children, James (Debbie), David, and Janice (Robert) Parker. She is also survived by grandchildren, Renee, Nicole, Ben, Justin, and Jason and one great grandchild. Arlene will be missed by family, friends, and co-workers from the Health Dept. and Martin Music. The family would like to thank Arlene's caregivers and the friendly, caring staffs at PSL and RMCC. Visitation, Mon., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; service Tues. at 10 a.m. Imperial Memorial Chapel. Reception following the service at Liberty Baptist Church.

Sutton, Corinne E.
Corinne E. Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Corinne E. Sutton, 92, passed away Nov. 12, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Sutton Jr. Survived by her children, Charles E. "Rusty" Sutton, Beulah, Colo., and Fred P. (Patricia) Sutton, Pueblo; granddaughter, Vicki (Don) Lyon; and great-granddaughter, Sunny Lyon, both of Pueblo. Also survived by her sisters, Ruth (Al) Hall, Canon City, Colo., and Jean (Bob) Walters, Pueblo; brother, Clarence (Betty) Morgan, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Corinne was the former owner and manager of the Mary Carter Paint and Craft Store in Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels through the funeral home office.

Sutton, Dolores Louise
Dolores Louise Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2004 - Dolores Louise Sutton, born July 11, 1918, in Corbin, Kan., devoted wife for 69 years to Lincoln H. Sutton, passed away April 4, 2004, at the family home. Loving mother to Nancy Colegrove, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jean Thornton, Pueblo, Phyllis Maffi (Dr. Richard), Carmichael, Calif.; grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of nine; sister-in-law of Berniece Durham, Ellen Sutton and Viola Sutton, Pueblo. Dolores volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and was recently honored for her 40 years of service. She was a Past Matron of Adah Chapter No. 34, Eastern Star and Past Grand Electa of Eastern Star for the state of Colorado. She served as Mother Advisor of Rainbow for Girls, Assembly 7, was past president of the Ladies Consistory Club, as well as past president of Chapter FW-P.E.O. She was also a member of Harmony Club of Colorado and Wesley United Methodist Church. While in Central High School in Pueblo, Dolores was a member of the Stillman Lassie Band. Dolores and Lincoln loved traveling and visiting over 30 countries since her husband's retirement from the CF&I. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers, especially Dr. John Bagale, Dr. Chris Stjernholm and the staff of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Visitation, 9 a.m. Thursday, until time of service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials in Dolores' name may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005, or to Dream Weavers of Southern Colorado, 601 N. Main, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Sutton, E. E.
E. E. Sutton - Pueblo Star-Journal and Sunday Chieftain, June 19, 1966 - E. E. Sutton, late of 2809 Cedar, died unexpectedly Friday, June 17, 1966. Father of Jess, Glenn and Oliver Sutton, Mrs. Ruby Easton, Mrs. Beulah Haley, Mrs. Opal Parlapiano and Mrs. Aline Ferrero, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Lillie Kramer, Montrose, Colo. Also survived by 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. Member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Sutton was born in Indian Territory in 1885 and came to Pueblo in 1916 where he was employed at the Colorado State Hospital retiring due to ill health. Services will be in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. Monday. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Sutton, Elizabeth W.
Elizabeth W. Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1956 - Elizabeth W. Sutton, April 25. Mother of Mrs. William E. Anderson and Charles F. Sutton Jr. both of Pueblo. Dr. Agnes Austin, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Malcolm D. Graham and Mrs. W. H. Wandell, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; William W. Sutton, Denver; and Mrs. P. C. Taylor, Laguna Beach, Calif. Grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of one. Sister of William R. Seaver, Tulsa, Okla. Member of the Episcopal church. A resident of Pueblo for the past 16 months.

Sutton, Glen
Glen Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Glen Sutton, passed away Jan. 8, 1987. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1987 - Glen Sutton, passed away at a local hospital Jan. 8, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Sutton, of the family home; sons, Glen L. Sutton, Timothy (Charlotte) Sutton and Stephen Sutton, all of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Ruby Easton, Beulah McMillen, Oliver Sutton, Lilly (Sam) Kramer, Opal (Carl) Parlapiano and Aline (Sam) Ferraro. Also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Sutton. Born May 10, 1919, in Resolis, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. He joined the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department in 1944 as a chief deputy, and in 1956 he was appointed under sheriff, resigning from the department in 1969. Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90, Pueblo Foot-printers, and the Colorado Sheriff's Association. Services will be held at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh Street. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday with Father Tom Talentino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sutton, Glen Lee
Glen Lee Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002 - Glen Lee Sutton, 61, passed away Dec. 28, 2002. Survived by his mother, Eleanor Sutton of the family home; brothers, Steve (Jaci) Sutton and Tim (Lorraine) Sutton, both of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Glen W. Sutton. Glen Lee was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Pueblo. Glen Lee's family would like to thank the staff of Spectrum Community Services for all the loving care they gave him. He will lie in state today at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The recitation of the Rosary will be held 7 p.m. today, at St. Leander Church. The Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at St. Leander Church, 6th and Monument, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at 1905 N. Portland Avenue immediately following the interment.

Sutton, Glen W.
Glen W. Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Glen W. Sutton passed away at a local hospital Jan. 8, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Sutton, of the family home; sons, Glen L. Sutton, Timothy (Charolette) Sutton and Stephen Sutton, all of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Ruby Eastern, Beulah McMillen, Oliver Sutton, Lilly (Sam) Kramer, Opal (Carl) Parlapiano and Aline (Sam) Ferraro. Also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Sutton. Born May 10, 1919, in Resells, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. He joined the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department in 1944 as a chief deputy, and in 1956 he was appointed undersheriff, resigning from the department in 1969. Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90, Pueblo Foot-printers, and the Colorado Sheriff's Association. Services will be held at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1402 E. Seventh Street. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday with Father Tom Talentino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Sutton, H. A.
H. A. Sutton – Pueblo Indicator – August 15, 1914 – Bessemer Briefs – H. A. Sutton died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cliff Dill. He came here some time ago for the benefit of his health, but gradually grew worse. His remains were sent to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for burial, accompanied by his wife and two sons.

Sutton, Jess E. Sr.
Jess E. Sutton Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1983 - Jess E. Sutton Sr., passed away at a local hospital Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983. Complete notice later. Family may be contacted at 1714 Garwood. Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1983 - Jess E. Sutton Sr., passed away at a local hospital Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth L. Sutton, daughters, Mrs. Pat (Jim) Trimble and Mrs. Dorothy (Frank) Morris, son, Jess E. (Joyce) Sutton Jr., all of Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Easton, Mrs. Beulah McMillan, Mrs. Opal Palapiano, Mrs. Aline Ferraro, all of Pueblo, Mrs. Lily Kramer, Montrose; brothers, Oliver Sutton and Glen Sutton, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Born Oct. 15, 1905, in Charleston, Ark., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, working 47 years at CF&I, and at his retirement was a steel pourer in the open hearth. Member of Temple Baptist Church and the Fin and Feather Club. Service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Chapel, with Dr. J.C. House officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1714 Garwood, home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trimble.

Sutton, Leila S.
Leila S. Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Leila S. Sutton passed away June 29, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born on July 3, 1900, in Springfield, and had lived in Pueblo before moving to California in 1942. She owned and operated her own beauty parlor in Sunset Beach, Calif., and was a charter member of the Federal Women's Club there. Mrs. Sutton retired and returned to Pueblo in 1967 where she had been active in the Faith United Methodist Church, Adah Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. and Republican Party. Leila is survived by her sister, Bessie Martin of Pueblo- niece, Lorraine (C.W.) Rodgers of Pueblo- nephew, William (Patricia) Martin of Aurora- as well as numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sutton will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Sutton may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church in Pueblo.

Sutton, Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2005 - Lincoln Hall Sutton, born in Pueblo County March 7, 1915, passed away Aug. 20, 2005. Devoted wife of 69 years, Dolores Durham preceded him in death. He was the loving father of Nancy Colegrove, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jean Thornton of Pueblo, Phyllis Maffi (Dr. Richard) Carmichael of California; grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of nine; brother-in-law of Berniece Durham, Ellen Sutton and Viola Sutton of Pueblo. Lincoln retired from the CF&I. He and Dolores loved traveling to other countries, bowling, playing cards and keeping bowling score for tournaments. He served as Past Patron of Adah Chapter No. 34 Eastern Star, Dad for Rainbow for Girls Assembly 7, Past Master of his Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Past Masters Club of Al Kaly Temple. He graduated from Central High School in 1932 and attended Wesley United Methodist Church. Lincoln always remembered the fun times playing cards with his Elk's Lodge buddies and all the bowling friends through the years. He was elected to the Colorado and Pueblo Bowling Hall of Fame. Lincoln was a friend to everyone and only had positive comments of others. Visitation and video tribute, 9 a.m. Friday, until time of service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials in Lincoln's name may be made to the Shriner Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 95817.

Sutton, Oliver M.
Oliver M. Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1995 - Oliver M. Sutton, survived by his son, James (Gloria) Parker of Englewood, Colo.; sisters, Arlene (Sam) Ferraro, Pueblo, Opal Parlapiano, Pueblo, Lilly Kramer, Montrose; grandchildren, Betty (Jack) McQuilliams, Paul (Linda) Shields, both of Pueblo, Terrie (Bill) Miller, Bayfield, Colo., Bob (Vickie) Parker, Columbia Falls, Mont., James (Renee) Parker, Boca Raton, Fla., Julie (Jerry) Hoescher, Boystown, Neb., Mary (Tim) Hibbing, Leesberg, Va., John Parker, Bayfield, Colo., and Helen Parker of Englewood, Colo. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene B. Sutton, on Oct. 24, 1980, daughter, Jeanne Shielfs, brothers, Jess Sutton, Glenn Sutton, and his sisters, Ruby Easton and Beulah McMillen. Born May 11, 1912, in Little Rock, Ark., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He retired in 1982 from City of Pueblo as a street inspector after 30 years of service. Life member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery and Steward Chapel with Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Sutton, Vernon Floyd
Vernon Floyd Sutton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1998 Vernon Floyd Sutton, 83, of Pueblo went to be with our Lord on Dec. 19, 1998. He retired from the PAD after 25 years of service in 1973. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren with him. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Sutton- sister, Aleine Plowman- twin sister, Verra Sutton, when she was nine years old- and infant son, Alfred Floyd. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy- sons, Carroll (Arlene) Sutton and William (Margaret) Sutton, both of Pueblo- daughter, Verra (William) Neff of Salinas, Calif.- brother, Leslie (Beulah) Sutton of Ignacio, Colo.- seven grandchildren- and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Shriners for Crippled Children in his name.

Sveom, Carmine Laney Rendon
Carmine Laney Rendon Sveom - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Carmine Laney Rendon Sveom departed this life Dec. 6, 1997. Born Nov. 28, 1916, in Virginia, she lived most of her life in Colorado and Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene, Albert and Marvin. She will be sadly missed by her son, Roger (Ida) Laney; her daughter, Madge (Earl) Dillon; grandchildren, Roger L. Laney, Leslie (Stan) Rivera, David (Linda) Dillon and Sean Dillon; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and their families in Virginia; and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 204 Sunset following the interment. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Sveom, Marvin
Marvin Sveom - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Marvin Sveom, Birchwood, Wis., passed away April 18, 1987, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife, Carmine (Rendon) Sveom, who is a former resident of Pueblo; two sons, Dirk (Bonnie) Sveom and Jon (Marlene) Sveom; daughter, Jane (Terry) Cole; stepson, Roger (Ida) Laney and stepdaughter, Madge (Earl) Dillon. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Sveom will be buried in Brodhead, Wis., following funeral services in Birchwood on April 21.

Sviacrio, Martin
Martin Sviacrio – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Martin Sviacrio is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Martin Sviacrio: Italian, age 33, single. He was a “battender” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Svoboda, Andy
Andy Svoboda - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1997 - Andy Svoboda, 90, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Custer, S.D., passed away Oct. 30, 1997, in Pueblo. Andy was born July 20, 1907, in Universal, Penn., to Anton and Barbara Svoboda. He was preceded in death by his parents- three sisters, Emma Svoboda, Anna Fiala and Agnes Vlasak- and one brother, Ed Svoboda. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene, of Pueblo- one daughter, Arlene (Henry) Parker of Pueblo- one son, Alvin (Susan) Svoboda, Custer, S.D.- five grandchildren (twin granddaughters and twin grandsons)- four great-grandchildren- one brother, Joe Svoboda, Iona, S.D.- and numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Andy married Irene Brewster on April 12, 1934, in Winner, S.D. He was a farmer and rancher near Iona, S.D., until 1953 when the family moved near Custer in the Black Hills, where they owned a rock and souvenir shop until retiring in 1977 to Pueblo. Andy was very proud of his Czechoslovakian heritage and loved Bohemian Polka music. He enjoyed history and was a member of the South Dakota Historical Society. He was a member of rock clubs in South Dakota and Colorado. He also loved dancing and was a member of a square dance club for many years. Andy loved his family very much. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. At his request, cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Custer County Museum in his memory. A is pending in Custer, S.D.

Swafford, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Swafford - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1997 - Ruth L. Swafford, 91, Bent County nursing home resident, died June 28, 1997. Survived by daughter, Marlene (Dr. Jerry) Berryman of Las Animas- three grandchildren- and two great-grandchildren. Service of Remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Bent County Nursing Home.

Swafford, William Glen
William Glen Swafford - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - William Glen Swafford passed away July 17, 2003, in Pueblo, due to heart failure. Mr. Swafford was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Cotter, Ark., and moved to Pueblo with his family in 1936. He was with the 8th Field Artillery Observation Battalion in the European Theater during WWII. Mr. Swafford lived the rest of his life in Pueblo after the war. He never married. He started his working career as a brakeman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad and retired as a conductor from the Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a lifetime member of the Benevolent Paternal Order of Elks and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. William was preceded in death by his father, Henry Clay Swafford; his mother, Virginia Pearl Lynch-Swafford; his brother, James Wilbur Swafford; and sisters, Lois Claudine Jones and Willie Jean Spalding. His survivors include nephews, Alan and Darlene Spalding and James Spalding, both of Bellingham, Wash.; and niece, Jeanne Ward, of Smyrna, Tenn. Mr. Swafford will lie in state from noon until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wayne R. Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with burial rites provided by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Swaim, Charles Bob
Charles (Bob) Swaim - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 8, 2007 - Charles (Bob) Swaim, a long time resident of Colorado Springs, CO passes away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo CO on November 1, 2007 at the age of 73. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Charles and Mary Swaim. He is survived by his wife Karla Swaim, daughter Kelley Wanderscheid and her husband, son Mark Swaim and his wife, and five grandchildren; his cousins James McBride and Steve Gould; his nieces Julie Skawinski and Debra Persinger and their families. Charles, a Vietnam War Veteran, served in the United States Army for 22 years receiving many awards including a Bronze Star. He was very patriotic and proud to serve his country. He will be missed. Services will be held at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery on November 8 at 1 pm.

Swain, Alva Scott
Alva Scott Swain - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 1987 - Alva Scott Swain, formerly of Pueblo, Florence, and Colorado Springs, late of Mesa, Ariz., passed away Sept. 8, 1987, in Pueblo. Mr. Swain was a past master of Fremont Lodge 97, AF&AM, and past patron of the Florence OES 25. He is survived by his wife, Helen R. "Bobbi" Swain of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Shirley Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Aarion (Lyle) Parker of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Ronald Pinkston, Becca Paulder, Randy Pinkston, Melissa Wilson, Bonnie Menor, Merilee Kanmore and Buddy Wilcox; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothea Utt of Avondale; and a niece, Jacqueline Hirsch of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth A. Fineran of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 5205 Thatcher Ave.

Swallow, Julia M.
Julia M. Swallow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1986 - Mrs. Julia M. Swallow passed away Feb. 15, 1986, at a local nursing home. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery. Interment, Roselawn.

Swallow, Loyd
Loyd Lee Swallow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2002 - Age 75, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 30, 2001, in Midland, Texas. He was born June 28, 1926, to Bob and Lizzie Swallow. Loyd was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; parents, Bob and Lizzie Swallow; brothers, Walter, Robert and Roy; and sister, Edna. He is survived by brothers, Earl Swallow of Pueblo and J.C. Swallow of Faxon, Okla.; sister, Jewel Marie Stine of Lawton, Okla.; five children, Larry (Priscilla) Swallow, Jerry (Bobbi) Swallow of Pueblo, Sharon Curry, Carolyn (Bill) Jones and Jackie (Tom) McGovern of Midland, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Loyd served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He cherished his family, including his cat, “Trouble.” He enjoyed visiting with his many friends, working on his wood projects in his shop and sharing them with family and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.

Swallow, Marjorie
Marjorie Lorene (Guy) Swallow - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2001 - Marjorie Lorene (Guy) Swallow, 69, went to her heavenly home on Oct. 31, 2001. Marge was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Vinita, Okla. She celebrated 51 years of marriage in May of this year. Marjorie was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Her joys were her family, bowling, music and the Broncos. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Viola Guy; sister, Patty Guy; and brother, Harold Duane Guy. Survived by her loving husband, Loyd; children, Larry (Priscilla) Swallow, Sharon (Frank) Curry, Jerry (Bobbi) Swallow, Carolyn (Bill) Jones and Jackie (Tom) McGovern; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Swallow, Roy
Roy Swallow - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1997 - Roy Swallow, born Feb. 2, 1914, Walters, Okla., went home to be with the Lord Sept. 9, 1997. Survived by wife of 58 years, Mary Etta Swallow- five children, Doris (Dennis) Powers, Alice (Ernest) Ulery, both of Pueblo, Ruth (Jerry) Belveal, Bradenton, Fla., Barbara (Ronnie) Cox and Richard (Vickie) Swallow, both of Rye- 32 loving grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Also survived by three brothers, Earl and Loyd (Marge) Swallow of Pueblo and J.C. Swallow, Lawton, Okla.- sister, Jewell Marie (Austin) Stine, Lawton. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Virginia May- grandchild, Zachery Roy Chapin- parents, Bob and Lizzie Swallow- six siblings, four sisters and two brothers. Previous to retiring, he worked as a painter for Pueblo Housing Authority. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Calvary Baptist Church and the Senior Golden Years group. He loved fishing, hunting, art, painting, rock hunting and nature itself. He especially enjoyed sharing all of these with his children and grandchildren. He loved visiting and spending time with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. , 10 a.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church, with interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until 5 p.m. Family may be contacted at the family home. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Swank, Helen Darlene
Helen Darlene Swank - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2005 - Helen Darlene Swank, 78, passed away Nov. 4, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Joan Hoschouer; granddaughter, Darlene Hoschouer; brother, Everett (Joyce) Hoschouer; special friends, Beverly Herron, Jim and Gwen Crouse of Carbondale, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar "Smokey" Swank. She was a member of the Baxter Organization and enjoyed selling and collecting Avon. Helen also was a very jolly person who was easily pleased and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1130, Fairfax, VA 22038-1130, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Swank, Oscar K.
Oscar "Smokey" K. Swank - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2004 - Oscar "Smokey" K. Swank, 84, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2004 in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 7, 1920, in Athol, Kan., to Curne and Katie Swank who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Helen Swank; daughter, Joan Hoschouer; and granddaughter, Darlene Hoschouer; both of Pueblo; sisters, Arlene (Dwight) Davisson, Dorothy (Don) Webber of Nebraska; brother-in-law, Everett (Joyce) Hoschouer of Kansas; great friends, Bev Herron, Ted (Marge) Morgan, Jim (Gwen) Crouse, Bob (Joyce) Gouty; and many other friends. Smokey, after being raised in Athol, Kan., joined the Army and served in the 128th Infantry, fighting in New Guinea, Bismarck, Archipelago, and Southern Philippines as staff sergeant. Swank received the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star. Smokey retired as a heavy equipment operator from Local No. 9 in 1974. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Swann, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Swann - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 1986 - Joseph H. Swann, formerly of Pueblo, resident of Valdosta, Ga., for the past 55 years, passed away Dec. 3, 1986. Mr. Swann is survived by three children, Janet Trent of Pueblo, Lloyd Swann of Los Angeles, Calif., and John D. Swann of Valdosta, Ga. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Swann will lie in state after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Swanson, Opal Marie
Opal Marie Estelle (Moore) Swanson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2003 - Opal Marie Estelle (Moore) Swanson passed away June 10, 2003, after a two year bout with cancer. She was born April 25, 1930, in Boulder, Colo., to the union of William Harrison Moore and Della Adrian Crout. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Lucille Moore Westwood; and a brother, Walter Franklin Moore. Opal was the most kind and considerate person and a loving mother and wife. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John G. Swanson; three sons, Alan Swanson of Port Townsend, Wash., David Bruce (Cary) Swanson, Littleton, Colo., and John G. II (Patricia) Swanson, Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Amy Jo (Thomas) Burke, Santa Maria, Calif., and Barbara JoAnn (Marvin) Shughart of Colorado Springs, Colo. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, and one step-great-granddaughter. Opal's passions were her children and bowling. She was especially fond of her bowling teammates: Sharon Simonson, Pat Dusbabek and Dot Sprague. Opal and John were married April 30, 1948, in Denver, Colo. She graduated from Boulder High School the same month that her husband graduated from the University of Colorado. She received the honorary degree PHT (Putting Hubbie Through) from the University of Colorado. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, Pueblo, at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a reception to follow in the Woodbridge Room. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Dr. Sloan, Stella, Selena and Eulice. Private Entombment at the Crown Hill Cemetery Mausoleum in Denver, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Swanson, Carl A.
Carl A. Swanson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2006 - Carl A. Swanson, born on March 10, 1921, in Cripple Creek, Colo., died on March 1, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. He married Catherine E. Roscoe on March 13, 1940. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Pueblo. Carl worked at St. Mary-Corwin for 17 years. They started their own business, Swanson's Repair Service, serving the Pueblo area for at least 49 years. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; son, Carl and wife, Jane. Preceded in death by his son, Olie; and daughter, Ellen. Survived by their spouses, Sara and Steve; also survived by grandchildren, Carl II, Roriann, Kathy, Jeff, Joe, Kevin, Jennifer, Ted, Michael and Keith; and great-grandchildren, Marc, Jeremy, Eva, CJ, Gregory, Natasha, Devon, Mathew, Winter, Elizabeth, Tannor and Nicholas. He enjoyed visiting with family, hunting, fishing and growing tomatoes for his wife. We will all miss him and always will have him in our hearts for the rest of our lives. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union, Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Swanson, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Swanson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - Catherine E. Swanson, 86, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 27, 2006. Born May 25, 1920, in Querida, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Swanson; father, Andrew Roscoe; mother, Mary Ellen Roscoe; brothers, Floyd Roscoe and William Roscoe; daughter, Ellen Foster; son, Olie Swanson. She is survived by son, Carl (Jane) Swanson Jr.; daughter in-law, Sara Swanson; son-in-law, Steve Foster; grandchildren, Carl II, Roriann, Kathy, Jeff, Joe, Kevin, Jennifer, Ted, Michael and Keith; great-grandchildren, Marc, Jeremy, Eva, CJ, Greg, Natasha, Devon, Mathew, Elizabeth, Tannor and Nicholas. She loved big game hunting and fishing with her husband and family. A private family service will be held Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003.

Swanson, Edward Dale
Edward Dale Swanson - Delta County Independent – April 15, 2005 - Edward Dale Swanson of Montrose died on Friday, March 18, 2005, at his home. He was 75. Mr. Swanson was born on Feb. 2, 1930, in Denver. He spent his childhood in Park County, near Como, Jefferson and Fairplay. He graduated from Fairplay High School in 1948. He worked on the gold mine dredge in Fairplay. Mr. Swanson married Barbara Scroggs in October 1950. She survives. He moved to Boulder in 1953, where he worked for Mountain Bell for 30 years. He worked on the Boulder dial conversion in the 1950s. He was also a lineman, foreman and then manager. He lived in Boulder, Longmont, Rocky Ford, Walsenburg, La Veta and Hotchkiss, before moving to Montrose six years ago. Mr. Swanson enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, snowmobiling, roaming the hills on his ATV and teaching his family the correct care and handling of firearms. He was a member of Uncompahgre Valley Trail Riders, Delta Sno-Krusers and Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Swanson of Montrose; two sons, Edsel Swanson and his wife Donna of Grand Junction, and Elden Swanson of Montrose; six grandchildren, Gabriel, Travis, Rebecca, Adam, Aaron and Sierra; two brothers, Carl of Redding, Calif., and Don of Morrison; and two sisters, Charlotte of Reno, Nev., and Sharon of Aurora. Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by a son, Edward Rick "Edrick" Swanson. A memorial service was held on March 23, at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, with Reverend Keith Howard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Powerhouse Youth Group of the Crossroads Victory Church, 515 S. Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, CO 81401. Crippin Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Swanson, Elvera
Elvera Swanson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2001 - Elvera Swanson, 334 Dittmer, passed away May 12, 2001. Wife of Theodore D. (Ted) Swanson, who passed away on May 23, 1970. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Inurnment, Friday, 11 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Swanson, Eva
Eva Swanson – Huerfano World – February 16, 2006 – Eva Swanson, 84, passed away on February 13, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert D. Swanson. Survived by brother, Pat (Ora) Ramsey; children, Delilah (Larry) Vig, Sharon (Frank) Abbott, Peggy (Tommy) Ball, Donnie (Diana) Swanson, Kim (Gary) Pino, Marion Ross; longtime friend, Peggy Gilbert; and Guardian Angel, Carlin Pino. Also survived by many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Eva was a longtime member of the Christian Growth Center in Pueblo. Eva loved to dine out, shop at Wal-Mart and thrift ships. She also loved to go to garage sales. Eva was loved by her family and friends and all who came into contact with her. Visitation Thursday 10 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service Friday, 2 p.m., Christian Growth Center, 2901 O'Neal Avenue, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will be held at 932 West Seventh Street, Walsenburg, following burial.

Swanson, Frank
Frank Swanson - Huerfano World - August 7, 2003 - Frank Swanson, 83, died of lung cancer on Monday, July 28, at his home in Durango. A native of Walsenburg, he was the son of Elsie Pierson Swanson and Gus Swanson. In 1940, he married Jessie "Jay" Henry, a classmate at the University of Michigan. They lived in Inglewood, CA, during World War II, where Mr. Swanson worked as chief chemist in the engineering department of Northrop Aircraft. The Swansons moved to Framingham, MA, in 1947, where they raised two daughters and two sons. Mr. Swanson worked for Raytheon as head of the ceramic department. He helped develop and manufacture parts for missiles and spacecraft. After retiring in 1984, they came to Durango. Life in the Southwest was defined for Mr. Swanson by skiing, camping, fishing, four-wheeling and enjoying his family and friends. He served as president of the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club and the Sundance Hills Homeowners Association. He also volunteered with Adaptive Sports Skiing at Purgatory, white-water events and Trout Unlimited. “His friends and family will always remember him for the twinkle in his eyes and the Werthers in his hand," said Jay Swanson. Mr. Swanson is survived by his wife and four children, his six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A private service is planned in Walsenburg at a future date. There was no local service in Durango. Cremation by Hood Mortuary in Durango. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society, La Plata County, 1111 S. Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81302.

Swanson, Jessie Lida
Jessie "Jay" Lida Swanson - Durango Herald – September 12, 2004 – An advocate for birds and wildlife, Jessie "Jay" Lida Swanson died after a brief illness on Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center. She was 83. Mrs. Swanson was born on Sept. 7, 1920, in Wallingford, Conn. Her parents were Arnon Taylor Henry and Jessie Stephens Henry. She attended Northfield Seminary in East Northfield, Mass., and was the valedictorian of her graduating class in 1938. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met her classmate Frank A. Swanson. The couple married on Feb. 7, 1940. They lived in Inglewood, Calif., during World War II and worked for the war effort at Northrop Aircraft. In 1947, the Swansons moved to Framingham, Mass. While her husband worked for Raytheon Manufacturing Co., Mrs. Swanson stayed home with the couple's two sons and two daughters and held a variety of part-time jobs. After retiring in 1984, Mr. and Mrs. Swanson moved to Durango. Their life in the Southwest was defined by skiing, camping, fishing, four-wheeling and sharing fun with family and friends. Mrs. Swanson was active in the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club and the Sundance Hills Homeowners Association. She was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Swanson. Mrs. Swanson is survived by her four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family as a woman of amazing grace and eternal optimism, as well as a devoted wife, loving mother and steadfast friend. A private service is planned at 2 p.m. Friday at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. There will be no local services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the La Plata County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2164, Durango, CO 81302.

Swartwood, Aileen B.
Aileen B. Swartwood - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Aileen B. Swartwood passed away June 23, 2000, in Pueblo. Aileen was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Yuma County, Colo. She operated a grocery store west of City Park for many years. She is survived by Dorothy Uhal of Pueblo, Leonard (Joan) Swartwood of Rye, Alma (Lynn) Hubersberger of Pueblo, Donna (Curt) Lohr of Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Swartwood will lie in state from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Scott Swartwood officiating. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. Donations in memory of Aileen may be made to the charity of your choice.

Swartz, Carl W.
Carl W. Swartz, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2002 - Carl W. Swartz, M.D., prominent lifetime county resident, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, Feb. 2, 2002. Born and reared in Pueblo, Dr. Swartz was a member of a pioneer Pueblo county family. He attended Pueblo public schools and was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1933; graduate of Colorado College, class of 1937 and University of Colorado Medical School, class of 1941. Lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, American Medical Association, Colorado Medical Society and Pueblo County Medical Society. Also member of Pueblo County Historical Society, Pueblo Pachyderm Club, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and Pueblo Country Club. Survived by wife of 59 Years, Evelyn, of the family home; three children, Kenneth F. (Bernice) Swartz, Fort Myers, Fla., Carl W. (Bill) Swartz, III, and fiancé Sue Rashleigh, Albuquerque, N.M., and Susan S. (Fred) Celeste, Stuart, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Lucille Fern Paterson, Centennial, Colo.; and two grandsons, Trevor R. (Megan) Swartz and Trent R. Swartz, both of Fort Myers, Fla. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Street. Brief reception immediately following and prior to interment at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cooperative Care Center, 325 W. 10th.

Swartz, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Swartz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Evelyn M. Swartz, 86, passed away May 20, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Carl W. Swartz; and her son, Kenneth F. Swartz. Evelyn is survived by her son, Bill; and her daughter, Susan (Fred) Celeste; daughter in-law, Bernie Swartz; grandsons, Trevor (Megan), and Trent Swartz (Melissa Myotte); great-grandson, Nathan Swartz; and sister in-law, Lucille Swartz Paterson. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church and PEO Chapter BQ. Evelyn was a very loving and wonderful mother and grandmother. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, First Presbyterian Church, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Swartz, Jessie M.
Jessie M. Swartz – Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1953 – Mrs. Jessie Swartz Dies Here Suddenly – Mrs. Jessie M. Swartz, resident of Pueblo for 56 years, died suddenly Saturday night at her home at 610 W. 16th. Mrs. Swartz was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the Eastern Star, Adah Chapter 34. Survivors include her husband Carl Swartz, a son, Dr. Carl W. Swartz, both of Pueblo, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Paterson of Denver, and Mrs. Roy A. Payton of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harry Saltsman of Onarga, Ill, and a brother Wallace Smith of Pueblo.

Swartz, Kenneth F.
Kenneth F. Swartz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - Kenneth F. Swartz, 59, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from Central High and Colorado State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts. Ken worked as a teacher in Colorado before joining the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor. He also owned and operated a leather shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., before entering a career in real estate. After moving to Fort Myers in 1985, he worked as real estate broker and appraiser. Ken was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Downtown Rotary Club, BUPAC, Fort Myers Board of Realtors and was an associate member of the Appraisal Institute, SW Florida Chapter. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl W. Swartz, M.D. Ken is survived by his wife, Bernie; his sons, Trevor (Megan) and Trent (Melissa Myotte); and grandson, Nathan, all of Fort Myers; his mother, Evelyn of Pueblo, Colo.; his brother, Carl W. II of Albuquerque, N.M.; and his sister, Susan (Fred) Celeste of Stuart, Fla. Inurnment ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2006, Mountain View Cemetery. Reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Pueblo Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's name, would be deeply appreciated to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210-4486 (Melanoma and Skin Research Dept.). Ken was a loving and devoted husband and father, and will be deeply missed. His family especially is appreciative of all of their friends and family for the loving support they received over the last several months.

Swartz, Lena Anna
Lena Anna Swartz - Huerfano World - February 11, 1999 - Lena Anna Swartz, 95, of Walsenburg , died February 7, 1999 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born August 19, 1903 in Tyrol, Italy to Costante and Maria Andreatta Zancanella, she is survived by three daughters, Louise Andreatta, Colorado Springs, Nadean Navalesi, Albuquerque, NM, and Velma Thurston, Pueblo; a sister, Rose Rodgers, San Francisco, CA; two brothers, Sam Zancanella, Trinidad and Jack Zancanella, San Francisco; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Swartz, Rose Margaret
Rose Margaret Swartz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Rose Margaret Swartz of 910 Spruce, Dec. 29, 1987. Wife of Stephen Swartz of the family home and sister of Celia Sylvia Parker, Sarasota, Fla. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Swartz was a lifelong Pueblo resident and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and the Daughters of Isabella. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the Colorado City Water District for the past 18 years. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Swartz, William
William “Dale” Swartz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2001 - William Swartz, age 56, born Jan. 29, 1945, passed away very unexpectedly on July 8, 2001. Dale was the beloved husband and best friend of Arlene Swartz. Beloved father of Trinette (Kevin) Markey of Widefield, Colo., and Tara Swartz of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandfather of Erik Richard Markey and baby sister, who is due to begin life in August. Son of Lola F. Swartz of Pueblo and William “Roy” Swartz who passed away at the age of 56 in 1969. Brother of Carol Sue (Raymond) Dace and Linda Wroten of Pueblo, Joyce (Maurice) Larman of Dodge City, Kan., and Richard (big brother and best friend) and Nita Swartz of Hackberry, Ariz. Son-in-law of Richard and Stella Serracino, brother-in-law to Charlotte Serracino and Edward (Carol) Serracino, all of Pueblo. Dale also left behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He loved the outdoors and all living things. Dale was a computer expert who made, played, fixed and gave away many computers to family and friends. He was in Quality Control and worked at the Dana Corp., Motoral, Rocky Flats and Sunstrand and Schlage Locks until his retirement. He spent much of his time working on computers and his new home and 40 acres. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Vietnam. Preceded in death also by his grandparents and two baby nieces. Graveside service, Friday, July 13, 2001, 2 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 1531 E. Seventh St. in Pueblo.

Swartz, Wilma
Wilma Swartz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2000 - Wilma Swartz, 79, a homemaker, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 16, 2000, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Nebraska. She married Roy Swartz of Pueblo in August 1940. She immediately assumed responsibility for the raising of his three minor children and made them her own. The couple had three additional children. Wilma gave all of her children the love and devotion that only a mother could give. She moved to Fort Worth in 1988 from Pueblo so she could be close to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She became an important part of their lives and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Greathouse of Kansas, June (Floyd) Marcott of Laguna Park, Texas, Sandra (Vernon) Fankhouser of Idaho, Nancy (Tom) Oder of Forth Worth; son, Harold (Kathryn) Swartz of Colorado; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and was a "Nother Mother" to Dyanne Sutton. Services were held in Fort Worth.

Swartzell, Alonzo O.
Alonzo O. Swartzell - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 10, 1871 - Death of a Late Resident of Pueblo - The Central City Register of August 4th gives the following account of the death of Mr. A. O. Swartzell, son of G. H. Swartzell, Esq., of this city. Alonza was a young man about twenty-one years of age. His unfortunate death will be received with much grief by his many friends in this neighborhood: Yesterday forenoon Mr. A. O. Swartzell and Ed. Blake went up from Black Hawk to a sandbank near the Continental mill in Chase gulch for the purpose of hauling sand. They loaded up and Blake took the load to Black Hawk, leaving Swartzell to excavate a load while he was gone. On his return he found the bank had caved, and seeing nothing of his companion went into the Continental mill, where some gentlemen were preparing for a picnic, and inquired for him. He also went up to the spring and inquired for him. No one had seen him. The truth flashed upon them that he had been buried alive! They commenced digging, and after fifteen minutes' work reached him, but he was dead. The heavy clods of clay soil had no doubt crushed the life out of him almost instantly. In digging out the under-lying sand the overhanging mass broke and fell without warning. The coroner was summoned and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above statement.

Swath, Steve J.
Steve J. Swath - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1997 - Steve J. Swath, Dec. 25, 1997. Husband of Helen Anne Swath, who passed away Nov. 30, 1992. Father of Stephen E. Swath, Pueblo, and Marianne (Lloyd) Kollasch, Fort Myers, Fla. Grandfather of Peggy Lynn (Mark) Moreno, Pierre, S.D., Patty (David) Helgeland, Brookings, S.D., Stephen (Andrea) Kollasch, Naples, Fla., and Kristen (Patrick) Flaharty, Fort Myers, Fla. Also survived by seven great-granddaughters- sisters-in-law, Genevieve (Fred) Runyan, Pueblo, and Jennie Kusmeroski- as well as special friend, Linda Armstrong, Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Swath was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 557, 4th Degree. He worked as the general foreman in the Open Hearth at CF&I for 40 years, retiring in 1962. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family and friends will be received at the home of Stephen Swath following the services.

Swatko, Brendon
Brendon Swatko - Huerfano World - December 25, 2003 - Boy killed - Brendon Swatko, 10, of La Veta, was killed Friday night, Dec. 19, when he was hit by a car while he was crossing a street in Denver. The accident occurred at 7:38 p.m. in the intersection of West 50th Avenue and Meade Street. The driver of the car, Mario A. Acklin, was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide. Acklin was tested for possible drunk driving. The accident remains under investigation. More than 100 friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday night at the home of Brendon's mother, Yolanda Swatko O'Brien. Huerfano World - December 25, 2003 - Brendon Alexander Swatko, age 10, born Jan. 25, 1993, died tragically Dec. 19, 2003. Son of Yolanda Swatko O'Brien, brother of Shawn Thomas O'Brien, great nephew of Diana Cordova; preceded in death by grandmother, Ellen Reynolds Swatko and his grandfather Joseph William Swatko Survived, by mother Yolanda Swatko O'Brien and older brother Shawn Thomas O'Brien, father Kenneth Edward Rickman (MI), grandparents, Sue and George Rickman, and his loving mentor Eric Bachman. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, 11 a.m., La Veta School gym. Brendon's accidental death by vehicular homicide in Denver, the evening of Dec. 19, took this loving spirit from our world. As the candlelight vigil (over 150 people lining three blocks of E. Francisco Street off of Main), held on the eve of Saturday, Dec. 20 indicated, the surrounding community deeply honored mother Yolanda, brother Shawn and angel child Brendon. He will forever be in our hearts. Viewing at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. 5th Street in Walsenburg, 738-2152.

Swatko, Ellen
Ellen Swatko - Huerfano World - August 7, 2003 - Ellen Swatko, 82, of La Veta, born Feb. 13, 1921 in Badito, died July 31, 2003 following a brief, sudden illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Swatko; her parents, Marcello and Sarah Reynolds; and sister, Virginia Coleman. She is survived by two daughters, Yolanda Swatko O'Brian, La Veta, and Vida (Frank) Sheridan, Redlands, CA; four grandchildren, Shawn O'Brian, Brian Swatko, Hunter Newton and Margo Newton; three sisters and one brother.

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