The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Ta, Thanh
Thanh Ta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2002 - Age 67, of Pueblo, passed away April 16, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Nham Van Ta and Bay Thi Pham; and brother, Anh Dang Ta. He is survived by his wife, Phuc Kim Ta, Pueblo ; sons, Thong (Aubrie) Ta, Pueblo, Thien Ta, Colorado Springs, and Thang Ta, Denver; daughter, Phuong (Alan) Nicol, Colorado Springs; brother, Long Thanh Ta, California; and sister, Ba Thu Ta, Vietnam. Viewing of Mr. Ta will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Chapel. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Taber, George E.
George E. Taber - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 27, 1918 - Five Colorado boys missing and two killed in action are on the roll of the casualty lists made public by the war and marine departments, Sept. 20. The missing are Alva D. Evans, Colorado Springs; George B. Lance, Thatcher; Claude L. McCoy, Olney Springs; Richard N. Nickerson, Grand Junction and George E. Taber, Manitou. The killed are Alex P. Christofferson, Pinneo, and Anastacio Trajillo, Walsenburg.

Tack, Gail C.
Gail C. Tack – Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 – Gail C. Tack, 64, passed away July 4, 2009. Survived by her children, Greg (Marla) Tack of Pueblo and Troy (Cindi) Tack of Glenelg, Md.; parents, Elmer and Maxine Filer of Pueblo; siblings, John (Mary) Filer of Colorado City and Pam Sheehan of Pueblo; friend and companion, Mike Shay; grandchildren, Darrian, Kenneth, Hannah, Haley and Ben Tack; nephew, Josh (Andrea) Filer of Fort Collins; niece, Farrah (Brandon) Haines of Fort Collins; grandnieces and grandnephews, Camryn, Kacey and Bailey Haines, Ava and Madison Filer; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gail was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Trinidad, Colo. She was a manager at Transnation Title Co., where she worked for 20 years, and later was an assistant manager at Stewart Title. Gail was an unbelievably hard worker and had an outstanding sense of humor. She enjoyed water and hiking but most of all she loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events and was their biggest fan. She also enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Because of her love for youth sports, memorials are requested for YMCA through the funeral home.

Tack, Therese
Therese Tack - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2006 - Therese “Terri” Tack passed away Nov. 1, 2006. Survived by her husband, Donald Tack; children, Ryan (Ann) Tack, Trish Tack; grandson, Austin Tack; sisters, Chris (Willie Haynes) Delaney-Haynes, Vickie (Dave) Erskine, Ruth (Gene) Schneider; mother, Ellen (Bill) Shellhart; father, Harry Delaney (Dorothy Thompson); mother-in-law, Pat Tack; father-in-law, Ralph Tack, Mike (Dawn) Tack; special niece and nephews, Alex (Brooke) Blagg, Alex and Lindsay Erskine; brother-in-law, Keith (Jackie) Tack; sister-in-law, Terry (Tim) Loeffel; numerous nieces, and other special friends including co-workers at Broadway Pharmacy. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Taff, Christina Scott
Christina Scott Taff – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 26, 1871 – From the Altar to the Grave – That it is but a single step from the most supreme felicity to the profoundest sorrow – or from the altar to the grave – is well illustrated in the melancholy case of Mrs. Taff, whose marriage appears side by side with her obituary notice, in another column.  The maiden name of the deceased lady was Christina Scott.  She was a native of Canada East, and came to this country at an early day, with her friends, for the benefit of her health, she being subject to that distressing complaint, asthma.  On Thursday evening, the 19th inst., she was united in the bonds of matrimony to Mr. Abram Taff.  Soon after the ceremony, and before the congratulations of friends had concluded, she was taken ill with her old complaint, which soon assumed an alarming character, and in spite of all that love and medical skill could suggest, the lady continued to grow worse, and on Saturday, only two days after her marriage, she breathed her last.  The orange blossoms of cupid were exchanged for the sable plumes of death, and where festivity reigned now all is mourning.  The deceased was a lady universally respected for her many excellent qualities of head and heart, as was shown by the large circle of sorrowing friends who attended her funeral.  The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community in his great affliction.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 26, 1871 – Married.  Taff – Scott – In Pueblo, October 18th, by Rev. J. Merrill, Mr. Abram Taff to Miss Christina Scott, all of Pueblo.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 26, 1871 – Died, on Saturday morning, at half past two o'clock, in Pueblo, Mrs. Christina Taff, aged thirty-three years.

Tafoya, A. C.
A.C. "Esidoro" Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - A.C. "Esidoro" Tafoya, 90, of Fowler, died Dec. 29, 1999, in Pueblo. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, and funeral Mass and burial services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Mary, Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Tafoya, Antonio
Antonio "A.T." Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Antonio "A.T." Tafoya of Rainsville, N.M., passed away Nov. 22, 1998, in Pueblo. Survived by wife, Sloopy Ruth Wodiuk-Tafoya- sons, Mario of Eugene, Ore., Atilla, Rio and Antone of Las Vegas, Nev.- brothers, Nash (Helen) of Grants, N.M., and Johnny (Dale) of Branson, Mo.- and sister, Carolina (Dennis) Klingbeil of Reno, Nev.- Aunt Irene and Uncle Bonny Vigil of Vineland- and nephew, Marcus O'Connor of Pueblo- numerous relatives in New Mexico- in-laws, including mother-in-law, Betty Jean Wodiuk- sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerry and Dorothy Novak, Colorado Springs, Michael and Donna Wodiuk and Mary and Mark Pumphrey of Denver, John and Betty Jo Swope, Patrick Wodiuk, Joe and Jill Wodiuk, David and Cindy Wodiuk, Dan and Barbara Wodiuk, Chuck and Janine Wodiuk of Pueblo, Carole J. Herman of Pueblo and Las Vegas, Nev., and Lindy K. Thomas of Rainsville, N.M.- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ignacio Tafoya- mother, Antonette Tafoya- brothers, Fred and Pete Tafoya- sister, Angie O'Connor- and father-in-law, Joseph Wodiuk. Antone was born Nov. 25, 1937. He was a framing contractor and built all over the world. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. There will be no services.

Tafoya, Charles E.
Charles E. Tafoya - Saginaw News - October 15, 2004 - Tafoya, Charles E. (Charlie), Saginaw, Michigan. Beloved father and grandfather passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at his home. Age 89 years. The son of the late Charles Tafoya Sr. and Margaret (Silva) Tafoya, Charlie was born June 6, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during WW II. Charlie married Evangeline (Eva) Ontiveros on June 7, 1941. She predeceased him November 13, 1995. He was employed as a salesman for Muehlenbeck Distributors. Charlie then owned and operated Chet's Bar until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church. Charlie was a life member of Knights of Columbus Council #4232, Saginaw County Agricultural Society since 1948, American Bowling Congress, a member and past President of the Saginaw Bowling Association and the Michigan State Men's Senior Bowling Association. In 1978, Charlie was inducted into the Saginaw Bowling Hall of Fame. In 1947, he helped organize and served as first President of the First Ward Business Association. In 1948, he was elected to the Saginaw Auditing Board and, as Saginaw County Auditor, was the first Hispanic to be elected to public office in the State of Michigan. Surviving are three daughters, Sylvia Tafoya Carter, Saginaw; Sister Margo Tafoya, M.S.Sp., Saginaw; Carol Ann Tafoya, Saginaw; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Tafoya, Saginaw; a sister-in-law, Manuela Ontiveros, Saginaw; many nieces, nephews and special friends. Charlie was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Tafoya, a son-in-law, James B. Carter, two brothers, Ted Tafoya and Jessie Tafoya, two sisters, Mildred Velasco and Beatrice Ontiveros. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2004 at St. Christopher Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Thomas Moore, O.S.F.S., and Rev. Fr. Robert Davey will officiate. Honoring Mr. Tafoya's wishes, cremation will follow. Private interment of cremains will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232, led by Rev. Mr. Gerard Deneut, will pray the Rosary 3:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Mission Sisters of the Holy Spirit, S.P.R.E.D. (Special Religious Education for the Mentally Handicapped) or to the charity of their choice.

Tafoya, Daniel Joseph
Daniel Joseph Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2005 - Daniel Joseph Tafoya, 55, affectionately known as "Danny Loco," departed this life Aug. 29, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was born May 2, 1950, in Lamar, Colo., to Domingo Tafoya and Maria (Gonzales) Tafoya, both of whom preceded him in death. Daniel served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict, attained a SP4 rank and also received the National Defense service medal, the Expert Badge M14, one oversea service bar, the Vietnam Service Medal with campaign stars and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Daniel was one of the originators of the Annual Toy Run in 1978 and was a member of the Pueblo Bikers. He is survived by his children, Regina (Lionel) Amos, Roberto Tafoya, Emiliano Tafoya and Margarita (Robert) Tafoya; 12 grandchildren and the mothers of his children, Julia Carrillo and Laura Sammon. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 10 a.m. Friday, with Mass to follow; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Patrick Uju Okeahialam, CSSp, as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with full military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the St. Francis Xavier Mediterranean Room following the burial rites.

Tafoya, Del
Del Tafoya - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 3, 2007 - Del, of Fountain, passed away March 27, 2007 in Pueblo. He is survived by his father, Toby Tafoya and sister, Antoniette Gonzales of Elicott, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his mother, Caroline Salazar of Fountain. Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and Mass will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, both at St. Joseph's in Fountain.

Tafoya, Edmundo S.
Edmundo (Moonie) S. Tafoya – Albuquerque Journal - April 22, 1998 - Edmundo (Moonie) S. Tafoya, 64 years young, born February 18, 1934 in Tafoya, NM, passed away on April 17, 1998. He graduated from Farley High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1956, stationed in Germany. He worked as a bartender in Denver, CO and retired from Peterson Paint Co. in Pueblo, CO. Upon retirement in 1991, he moved to Albuquerque. Moonie was very young at heart, a poet, creative writer, and toy collector. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends and neighbors. He is survived by his sisters, Delia Cordova, Ruth Gonzales and husband, John, Eloisa Martinez and Eulalia Medina and husband, Miguel; brothers, Eladio Tafoya and wife, Stella, Tito Tafoya and wife, Maryann, and Alex Tafoya. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Burial arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW, 343-8008.

Tafoya, Erlinda P.
Erlinda P. Tafoya – Huerfano World – February 2, 2006 – Card of Thanks – Erlinda P. Tafoya went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2006, surrounded by her nine children and spouses at her home. She has 34 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Neece & staff, SPRHC & staff, W.C.C. & Sangre DeCristo Hospice for their care and kindness to our mother during her illness. Thank you also to Tony Ortega, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home & staff, St. Mary Church and United Methodist Church. And our many friends who brought gifts, food and cards. May the Lord bless each and every one of you. Tofoya, Archuleta, Armijo, Kopcho, Garcia Families.

Tafoya, Ernest Vidal
Ernest Vidal Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2003 - Ernest Vidal Tafoya, 82, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2003, and joined his loving wife of 53 years, Wanda Tafoya. Born Oct. 29, 1920, in Antonito, Colo., to Joseph and Maria Tafoya who preceded him, along with a sister, Carmen Lucero; and brother, Fred Tafoya. Survived by his children, Tom (Linda) Tafoya, Dave (Diane) Tafoya, Louise Tafoya and Alice Cesario; grandchildren, Tracy Tafoya, Tammy (Lonny) Reynolds, Lisamarie Tafoya, David (Trudi) Tafoya Jr., Darlene Tafoya, Frankie Cesario; one great-grandson, Damarco Reynolds; siblings, Sarah Gallegos, Tony (Della) Tafoya; sister-in-law, Flossie Tafoya; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernest enjoyed fishing, camping, horse trading (better at buying than selling). Most of all he enjoyed eating his children's pastries and home cooking; a true gourmet. Ernest served in WWII as a corporal with the Field Artillery as a heavy machine gunner, also in the ski patrol in Alaska. He received the WWII Victory Medal, European African Eastern Service Medal, Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Tafoya, Filbert E. Jr.
Filbert E. Tafoya Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1998 - Filbert E. Tafoya Jr., 68, passed away unexpectedly as a result of an accident on Aug. 8, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Dora, and son, Anthony Tafoya. Survived by his children, Angie (Joseph) Ramirez, Katie Tafoya and Loretta (Chris) Romero- grandchildren, Cindi (Mike) Perry, Jude, Talonna, April, Chris III, Anthony, Venessa and Tim- great-grandchildren, Brian Marquez, Maryssa, Brendan, Daniel and Savannah- brothers and sisters, Steve Tafoya, Ercy (Al) Gallegos, Arthur (Connie) Tafoya, Tommy Tafoya, William Sammon and Ronnie (Glenda) Vigil- special friend, Eleanor Roybal- and several nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives and special friends. Mr. Tafoya retired from the 14-inch mill at CF&I. He loved to fish, dance and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. Vigil service, 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the home of daughter, Loretta Romero, 45 Royal Court, Regency. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. today.

Tafoya, Frank
Frank Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 1946 - Frank Tafoya, at hospital Friday, Sept. 6. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Tafoya; father of seven. Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1487, and was Huerfano County Clerk from 1916 until 1930. To Walsenburg for service and burial.

Tafoya, Ignacio E.
Ignacio E. "Nash" Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Ignacio E. "Nash" Tafoya, 86, of Pueblo passed away March 15, 1999. Born Dec.25, 1912, in Socorro, N.M. Preceded in death by two sons, Robert Tafoya and Steve Tafoya- one brother, John Defoe- and two sisters, Josephine Tafoya and Anastacia Rivera. Survived by his wife, Monica Tafoya, of the family home-son, Joseph (Susan) Tafoya, Pueblo- daughter, Judy (Jim) Ostlie, Albuquerque, N.M. - 11 grandchildren- and 13 great-grandchildren. Nash was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel, Pastor Benito A. Martinez, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home after the interment

Tafoya, J. Mike
J. Mike Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - J. Mike Tafoya departed this life unexpectedly April 1, 2000. Mike was born Aug. 4, 1932, to Fermin and Lorenza Tafoya and resided in Pueblo his entire life. He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Tafoya. He was the beloved father of Jeff (Shelly) Tafoya of Pueblo, Jon (Nancy) Tafoya of Yekaterinburg, Russia, Reina (Ernie) Carrasco of The Woodlands, Texas, and Jana (James) Warren of Albuquerque, N.M. He was a grandfather to Stephanie Carrasco, Corban and Jacob Warren and grand puppies, Elly Mae, Buddy and Shadow. Mike is also survived by brother, Boone (Andrea) Tafoya; sister, Reina (Lew) Clayton; mother-in-law, Madge Fleming; brother-in-law, Bob (Mary) Fleming; nieces, Terri (Ron) Ortiz, Debbie Mansell and Renee Tafoya; and nephews, Patric (Liz) Benavidz, John Fleming and Gary Lee Tafoya; and numerous extended family members. Mike graduated from Central High School in 1950, served in the U.S. Army for two years and received an honorary discharge with several letters of commendation. Mike married Betty Sue Fleming on Dec. 17, 1955, and was a devoted husband for 44 years. He worked at CF&I Steel for 44 years in the Machine Shop before retiring in 1995. Mike lived his life for his wife and children. He enjoyed golfing, remodeling his house and Friday afternoon lunch with the boys. A devoted friend, Mike was always ready to lend a hand and fix or do anything anyone needed. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to thank many friends too numerous to mention for all your prayers, love and support. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Church of Christ, Pueblo Boulevard. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Tafoya, Jesus
Jesus Tafoya – Cripple Creek Morning Times – July 19, 1899 – Jesus Tafoya was shot and killed by Juan Cisneris at Walsenburg yesterday.

Tafoya, Joseph G. Sr.
Joseph G. Tafoya Sr. - Huerfano World - November 22, 1990 - Joe Tafoya, 68, died Nov. 15, 1990, in Denver in the Veterans Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 18, 1922 in Walsenburg, the son of Lucio and Ucia Tafoya, after attending school he worked for several years at the Calumet Coal Mine. He married the former Erlinda Vallejos Oct. 31, 1941 in Denver. Mr. Tafoya was a World War II veteran, serving from 1944 to 1945 in the Army, 9th Armored Division, Tank Destroyer Battalion. He received a Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany when his vehicle hit a mine. After returning from the service, he went to work at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot for four years where he was head gear repairman. He then went to work for Lenzini Motor Company for 18 years as a petroleum distributor until he was forced to retire in 1974 for health reasons. He was a life member of DAV, Pueblo Chapter #39 and St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife Erlinda, of the family home; nine children; Nancy Archuleta, San Leandro, CA, Joe G. Tafoya Jr., Thornton, Rosemarie Kopcho, Cheyenne, WY. Jim Tafoya, Pueblo, David Tafoya, Tesa Valdez, , Barbara Armijo, Nick Tafoya and Ted Tafoya, all of Walsenburg; a sister, Francis Martinez, Walsenburg; 29 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial with full military honors was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tafoya, Lydia J.
Lydia J. Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2003 - Lydia J. Tafoya, 65, beloved wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, passed away on Sept. 2, 2003. She was born on Dec. 2, 1937, in Raton, N.M., to the union of Solomon and Simonita Martinez. Lydia grew up in Raton and later moved to Trinidad, Colo., where she resided for 13 years. She enjoyed performing songs at weddings in the Raton and Trinidad areas. Lydia married Ronald Coleman in 1992, and just recently moved to Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Simonita Martinez; three brothers, Albert Martinez, Desiderio Martinez and Ernest Martinez. Lydia leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Ronald Coleman; one son, James (Kathy) Tafoya of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Mary Lou (Leo) Lopez of Pueblo, Colo., Elizabeth (J.C.) Haynes of Raton, N.M. and Linda Tafoya of Trinidad, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, Rachael and Victoria Tafoya, John Tafoya II, Brandy Caro, Venty Lopez, Carlos Tafoya, Angela Tafoya, Jessica Haynes, John Diego Castillo, Dominique Romero and Angelo Romero; six great-grandchildren, Zion, Miranda and Marisa Caro, David Bara III, Carlos Tafoya Jr. and Cyrus Basquez; special cousin, Mary Archuleta of Las Vegas, N.M.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Both services at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Raton, New Mexico. Rosary at 9 a.m.; Memorial Mass, immediately following at 10 a.m. Father George Silva, celebrant. Interment, Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, N.M. Family will receive friends following the services.

Tafoya, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1972 - Mrs. Margaret Tafoya, 88, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg. Alter Society Rosary 7:30 p.m. today, St. Mary Church. Mass of the Resurrection 9:30 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Tafoya, Maria C.
Maria “Cora” Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2002 - Maria “Cora” Tafoya, 71, of Pueblo, passed away July 17, 2002. There will be a memorial funeral service 3 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Tafoya, Mercedes
Mercedes "Martha" Tafoya - Albuquerque Journal - October 14, 2004 - Mercedes "Martha" Tafoya, 91, went home to be with the Lord on October 7, 2004. She was born on January 14, 1913 in Trinidad, Colorado. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.

Tafoya, Mike J.
Mike J. Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2003 - Mike J. Tafoya, on Dec. 2, 2003, was called to be with our Lord. Born in Aguilar, Colo., on May 8, 1924, to the union of Juan Tafoya and Eusebia Sanchez-Tafoya. Mike was raised from the young age of 8 by his paternal grandmother, Flora Ware-Duran. Mike was enrolled into the CC Camps on May 21, 1941, at the age of 17, and was honorably discharged Oct. 10, 1942. He was also discharged as a part of the 725th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battery for his honest and faithful service to his country. Mike was a coal miner in mines throughout Colorado. Mike was also employed by CF&I Steel Mills for 33 years. Preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Ramona Cruz Tafoya; along with his mother, grandmother, father; daughter, Cynthia; and sisters, Aurora and Rafelita. Survived by his son, Cornelio "Merno" (Debbie) Tafoya; daughter, Marie "Sneezy" (John) Mascarenas and Juliana "Rattlesnake Pete" (Michael) Forte; brothers, John Tafoya, Alfonso (Angie) Tafoya, Greg Tafoya, Fidel (Inez) Tafoya; and 15 siblings of Juan and Sophie Tafoya; grandchildren, Michael "Spike" Mascarenas, Candy Rose "The Baby" Madrill; special grandchildren, Brandy, Trisha and Sharon; special great-grandchildren, Trinity "Kennedy," and Michael. Mike also was the social butterfly and had numerous friends including one very special friend, Thelma J. Ayala. Very special thanks to Dr. Michael Ramos and our crew at Hospice, Selina "Gorgeous," Karla, Laurie, and Deacon John, "Father John." Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends after the interment at Imperial Reception Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Tafoya, Modesto
Modesto Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1950 - Modesto Tafoya, Rt. 1, Box 67, Fulton Heights, March 16, local hospital. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1950. Modesto Tafoya. Funeral services Saturday 9 a.m. requiem mass Sacred Heart church, Fulton Heights. Interment Resurrection cemetery.

Tafoya, Pete
Pete Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2004 - Pete Tafoya, 40, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 27, 2004. Born Jan. 12, 1964, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Steve Tafoya; brother, Robert Tafoya; also preceded in death by grandparents, Ernie and Irene Ortiviz, and Nash Tafoya. Survived by parents, Glen (Maria) Alarid; grandmother, Monica Tafoya; brothers, Steve Tafoya, Rudy Vigil and Michael Vigil; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Tafoya, Rafelita Elvira
Rafelita Elvira Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2003 - Rafelita Elvira Tafoya, 73, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2003, after a short illness. Survived by her son, Lawrence (Gail) Garner; daughter, Vera Arcaria Lopez; grandchildren, Amie, Mark (Amanda), John and Laurie; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rebecca and Gabriel; brothers, John, Mike, Gregory, Alfonso (Angie) and Fidel (Inez) Tafoya; stepmother, Sophie Tafoya; 15 half brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, and beloved sister, Aurora Lopez. Rafelita was a very kind-hearted person to her family and friends. She was a special foster grandparent who enjoyed working with all children. Rafelita was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Inurnment, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Tafoya, Ruben
Ruben Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2003 - Ruben Tafoya, 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother departed this life Aug. 15, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Mr. Tafoya was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Meade, Boulder County, Colo. He was retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He also worked for Don's Landscaping Co. Mr. Tafoya was an activist who believed in his community. He served on Pueblo School District 70 Board of Directors for 12 years, member of Colorado Association of School Boards, Latino Chamber of Commerce, American G.I. Forum, American Legion, Pueblo Regional Planning Commission, Avondale Water Board, Pueblo City-County Parks and Recreation for 28 years, LULAC, Greater Sports Hall of Fame, Mexican American Sports Hall of Fame and Holy Family Social Justice Committee. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950. He is predeceased by his parents, Amarante and Cedelia Lopez Tafoya; a sister, Evelyn Trujillo; a brother, Dewey Tafoya. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife and best friend of 50 years, Ferna Montoya Tafoya; children, Charlotte Yvonne (Kelly) Green, Pueblo, Don Tafoya, Denver, Terrie Tafoya, Pueblo, Charles (Debbie) Tafoya, Pueblo, Tom Tafoya, Denver, Erie Tafoya, Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Leroy) Lucero, Mary (Jonas) Morgan, Shawn Robinson, Simon Escobado; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa Lucero, Vincente Archuleta, Jonas A. Morgan II and Eric Black; two sisters, Joyce Helen (Bob) Fugate, Florida, Carol (Jose) Cruz, Grand Junction; a brother, Ernesto (Simona) Tafoya, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. The Tafoya family will receive friends at Holy Family Community Center following the service. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Ruben Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2003 - Ruben Tafoya, 72. Ruben also served on the Colorado Migrant Council Board. He also was the director of Religious Education at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today and memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jesse Perez as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow the Mass. The Tafoya family will receive friends in the parish hall following the service.

Tafoya, Steve J.
Steve J. Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1997 - Steve J. Tafoya, 84, of Pueblo, formerly of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 1997. Born in Reinsville, N.M., on July 16, 1913, to the union of Bernardo and Madlyn Tafoya. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sadie- son-in-law Palemon Martinez- daughter-in-law Linda Tafoya. He is survived by his children Pearl Martinez, Steve (Linda) Tafoya Jr., Anna (Carlos) Barela, Manuel Tafoya, Esther (Jim) Chesthire, Isaac (Mary) Tafoya, Rudy (Georgia) Tafoya, Joseph (Ruth) Tafoya- 25 grandchildren- and 20 great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Vargas, Spanish Peaks, and Primary Care. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today at the Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 713 W. 13th. For your convenience, you may call the funeral home for floral orders. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Tafoya, Wanda M.
Wanda M. Tafoya - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Wanda M. Tafoya, 75, born Oct. 19, 1924, in Antonito, Colo., passed away July 31, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her loving husband, Ernest Tafoya; children, Tom (Linda) Tafoya, Dave (Diane) Tafoya, Louise Tafoya and Alice Cesario; grandchildren, Tracy Tafoya, Tammy (Lonny) Reynolds, Lisamarie Tafoya, David (Trudy) Tafoya Jr., Darlene Tafoya and Frankie Cesario; and great-grandson, Damarco Reynolds. Preceded in death by sister, Helen Trujillo, and daughter, Frances Trujillo. Wanda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Taft, Clyde S.
Clyde S. Taft - Huerfano World - September 9, 1993 - Clyde S. Taft, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1993 in Walsenburg. Born Jan. 30, 1930, in LaVerne, OK, he was a cowboy, horseman and rancher. Along with his wife, Annie, they owned and operated "HORSES". Survivors include his wife, Annie, Hoehne; five sons, George Taft, Pueblo, Jim Taft, La Veta, John R. Taft and Bill Taft, Raton, NM, and Lee Don Wiseman, Elk City, OK; his father, John Taft, La Veta; two sisters, Laura Sieck, Colorado Springs and Carole Bailey, Pueblo West; a stepdaughter, numerous grandchildren and one grandchild. Funeral service was in Trinidad Sept. 7. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Taft, John M.
John M. Taft - Huerfano World - May 5, 1994 - When friends and family of John M. Taft gathered at United Methodist Church in La Veta Wednesday afternoon for his funeral, they heard a program of western and cowboy music rather than the conventional spiritual hymns. Fitting to his lifestyle, daughters Carol Bailey and Laura Sieck chose his favorite songs. The Rev. Eugene Schulz conducted the service and Eileen Bankson was organist. Peggy Arnold sang "Empty Saddles" and "Headin' for the Last Roundup." At noon prior to the service a covered dish luncheon in the dining room provided opportunity for those who had come from far and near to visit. From out-of-town were: Laura and Don Sieck of Colorado Springs; Carol and Jack Bailey, Pueblo West; Mary and Bill Curtis, Denver; Maxine and Dean Owens, Silver City, NM; R.C. and Marge Perry, Olathe, KS; John and Darlene Taft and Bill Taft, Raton, NM; Jim Taft, George and Izzy Taft and Lisa Taft, Pueblo; Derek and Cindy Bailey, Anthony; and Aubrey of Pueblo West; Joe and Debby Kier, Lakewood; Gerald Stevens, Raton; Annie Taft, Trinidad; and Dr. James Bailey and Peggy, Pueblo. Resident Royalty – Huerfano World – August 29, 1991 – (Picture) - Jennie Schmidt, 85 and John Taft, 90, represented Huerfano County Medical Center's Long Term Care in the Silver Queen and King Contest at the Arkansas Valley Fair in Rocky Ford Aug. 15. John Taft, formerly of La Veta was born in Beaver County, Oklahoma on Nov. 3, 1900. He was the second of seven children born to a farmer/cowboy and a homemaker. He attended Blue Grass Grade School in Oklahoma through ninth grade and remained in that state for 45 years. Later he moved to La Veta, working as a rancher and stonemason. He and his wife Mary were married in Oklahoma and had three children. His special talents are in leathercrafts, woodcarving and playing the harmonica. John placed second in the Silver King competition.

Taibe, Pete
Pete Taibe - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1986 - Pete Taibe, of Santa Monica, Calif., and formerly of Pueblo Calif., died March 3, 1986. He was a barber and tavern owner in Pueblo for many years. Survived by daughter, Vivian (Harry) Horak; sisters, Anna Becconnsall, and Sarah White; brother, Anthony Taibe; grandchildren, Donald, David, and Carol. All surviving are from California. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mass, Saturday at St. Clements Catholic Church, Santa Monica. Family may be contacted through Vivian Horak, 2418 Fourth St., Santa Monica, Calif., 90405.

Taibi, Freda M.
Freda M. Taibi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1999 - Freda M. Taibi, age 75, passed away Aug. 25, 1999. Survived by her husband, John Taibi, and her children, Carl (Vonnie) Taibi, and Tony (Shari) Taibi, all of Pueblo, Colo., Chuck (Ann) Taibi, Englewood, Colo., JoAnn (Mike) Badovinac and Joe (Tamara) Taibi, all of Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of Brandon, Sean and Nick, Justin, Sam and Matt, John and Tara. Great-grandmother of Brendon. Also survived by Patty (Larry) Williams of Kansas City, Mo., and their children. Mrs. Taibi is also survived by brother, Donald (Bessie) Kelly, Richmond, Mo.-sisters, Dorothy (Millard) Adams, Richmond, Mo., and Helen (Pete) Buffo, El Cajon, Calif.- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Taibi's greatest joy was being with her family. She was a member of Christ the King Church. Funeral Mass, Sunday, 6 p.m., Christ the King Church. Prayer service, Monday, 10:30 a.m., Christ the King Church, followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing at George McCarthy Funeral Home, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Taibi, John A.
John A. Taibi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1999 - John A. Taibi, 74, passed away Dec. 9, 1999. Preceded in death by his devoted wife, Freda, on Aug. 25, 1999. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister. Survived by children, Carl (Vonnie) Taibi, Tony (Shari) Taibi, all of Pueblo, Chuck (Ann) Taibi, Englewood, JoAnn (Mike) Badovinac and Joe (Tamara) Taibi, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Brandon, Sean, Nick, Justin, Sam, Matt, John and Tara. Great-grandfather of Brendon. Also survived by sisters, Pauline Taibi, Kansas City, Mo., and Mary Lou Pavarini, Greenwich, Conn., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John moved to Pueblo from Kansas City in 1949. He owned and operated the Rainbow Bar for the past 50 years. Funeral Mass, Monday, 7 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the Monday night service. Prayer service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taibi, Rose L.
Rose L. Taibi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2003 - Rose L. Taibi, 88, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 11, 2003. Rose was born in Denver, Colo., on July 24, 1915, to her parents, Frank Roland Holloran of Pueblo, Colo., and Dorothy Hannorah Singer of North Platte, Neb. She graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1933. After attending nursing and business schools she moved to St. Louis, Mo., and went to work for the Internal Revenue Service. There she met and married Clifford James (Bud) Gibson on Sept. 16, 1943. After her husband's death in 1951, Rose returned to Pueblo with her three sons. She bought a house in the newly formed Belmont area, and then went to work as a secretary. Rose worked for St. Leander's Parish, her family's business, The Holloran Investment Co. and finally the U.S. Army Depot. After raising her children, she remarried in 1966. Her second husband, Tony Taibi died in 1979. Rose was a member of Praise Assembly Church and an active member of East Side Neighborhood Association for many years and also served as its inaugural president. She liked gardening, the smell of flowers and her cabin in Beulah. But most of all she loved people; all kinds of people. Rose even thought that the sun rose and set on her three sons. She was deeply grateful for every kindness that people bestowed upon her throughout her life. Her son Bill, preceded her in death. Two sons, Mike and Jack Gibson; and one brother, Joe Holloran, survive her. Rose also is survived by 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at 180 Fordham Circle.

Takash, Aimee A.
Aimee A. Takash - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Aimee A. Takash, 60, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, May 26, 1986. Mrs. Takash is, survived by husband, William Takash; one son, Bill Takash; daughter, Adrienne, all of Walsenburg; and daughter Louise Hamm of Pueblo; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gilbert "Jo Beth" Dannoy of Belgium. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Belgium, and was a previous longtime resident of Pueblo and most recently of Walsenburg. Mrs. Takash was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Visitation hours 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of the Meadows. Graveside rosary service at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Father Ervin Schmidt officiating both services. Interment, Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1916 Ridgewood, Pueblo. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Takash, William W.
William W. Takash - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - William W. Takash, Walsenburg, died in Pueblo, Oct. 31, 1990. Mr. Takash was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II and had been employed as a quality control inspector at Pueblo Army Depot for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1972. Survivors include three children, Louis Hamm, Pueblo; William Takash, Sacramento, CA and Adrienne Takash, Pueblo; two sisters, Ethel Sigler, Boone and Betty Lany, Pueblo four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Nov. 5 from George McCarthy Historic Chapel in Pueblo. Burial was in Imperial Gardens in Pueblo.

Takeda, Roy
Roy Takeda - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2006 - Roy Takeda, 85, passed away July 10, 2006. Survived by his wife, Grace; children, Russell of Houston, Texas, Randy (Candy) of Pueblo, Rose (Mike) Kennedy of Lafayette, La., Ruth of Waco, Texas; grandchildren, Brian and Matthew Kennedy, Melissa (Shannon) Bender, Melody and Scott Takeda. Per family request, cremation with no viewing or service.

Takemire, Ralph B.
Ralph B. Takemire - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2005 - Ralph B. Takemire, 57, passed away March 6, 2005. Survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Takemire of the family home in Pueblo West; and son, Joseph. Ralph was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Clayhole, Ky., to Mary Haynes. He was proud to serve his country for more than 30 years as a Navy Seal. Among Ralph's many military awards, five are Purple Hearts and the National Defense Medal. As per his request, there will be no service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memory Eternal.

Taketa, Mary
Mary Taketa - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1998 - Mary Taketa, 83, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 18, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Born on June 1, 1914, in Swink. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Ford, 10th and Walnut Ave., Rev. John O. Lane officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Takovic, Andy
Andy Takovic – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Andy Takovic is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Andy Takovic: Austrian, age 29, married with three surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Talbert, Amanda Jane
Amanda Jane Talbert - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2003 - Amanda Jane Talbert. Born Oct. 19, 1987, passed away Oct. 10, 2003. Survived by her loving son, Josiah Talbert; mother, Deanna (Lorenzo) Sanchez; father, Ron (Thesea) Montoya; brother, Alex Talbert; sisters, Ariel and April Talbert, Heather Montoya; grandparents, Ruby Barahona Dican, Bertha (Ramon) Rodriguez, Art (Charlotte Talbert) John Oster; aunts, Denise (John) Boydstun, Lucy (Joe) Vigil, Margaret (Joel) Costner, Joel Montoya, Rosemary (Ron) Peralta, Arnold (Juanita) Montoya, Anna (Richard) Gomez; cousins, Enan and Sarah Vigil, Joshua, Justin, Zachery Costner, Ashely, Keisha, Montoya, Maynard, Mario, Rosauni Peralte, David Munoz, Anthony, Brandon, Domonick Montoya, Daniel Patrick, Danica Apodaca. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow.

Talbott, Otellia W.
Otellia W. “Babe” Talbott - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2006 - Otellia W. "Babe" Talbott, 102, passed away Nov. 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Talbott. Survived by her nephews, Joseph (Mary Jane) Talbott, Pueblo, and Ron (Norma) Glach, Pueblo West; and by a niece, Patricia (John) Crump, Pueblo West. Also survived by her great-nephew, Joey Talbott, Pueblo; and a host of other relatives. Babe was a former member of the Southern Colorado Cowbelles. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Taliaferro, Lola M.
Lola M. Taliaferro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Lola M. Taliaferro, 79, of 715 Fifth St., Las Animas, died April 17, 1987, at Arkansas Valley Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Taliaferro, Naomi D.
Naomi D. Taliaferro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1999 - Naomi D. Taliaferro, 88, of 201 Grand Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Dec. 1, 1999, at the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery.

Talley, Charles Franklin
Charles Franklin Talley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2001 - Services for Charles Franklin Talley of Avondale, Colorado were Thursday, December 13, 2001 at Drinkwine Mortuary. Interment was at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Charles "Chuck" passed away on December 9, 2001. He lost his battle on earth, but he won the ultimate war of eternal life with his Lord. He was born September 5, 1920 in Brentwood, Ark. He owned "Chuck's Standard" in Commerce City, Colo. from 1960-1979 where he semi-retired. Preceded in death by mother and father, Charles and Lula Talley; as well as Teddy, Edith, Lois, James and Everett. He is survived by wife Betty of the home. Daughters Kim and Jeff Colton of Grand Junction; Jolie Dokken of Durango. Granddaughters Heather, Allison, Heidi and Mandi. Jim Talley, son, of Denver. Brother and sisters Don and Carol Talley, Marian Reed, Oleta Falkner, Fay Hope, all of Ark. Numerous nieces and nephews and an untold number of friends. Our hearts are heavy, broken and in pain. He will be missed greatly but never forgotten. Contributions can be made to any charity or organization of choice.

Talmadge, Alice Banks
Alice Banks Talmadge - Huerfano World - October 12, 1989 - Alice Banks Talmadge, 73, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 1989 in Walsenburg Care Center. Born May 24, 1916, in Pryor to Herbert and Rosana DeHerrera Banks, she lived all her life in the Walsenburg area. On Feb. 14, 1981, she married Toribio Talmadge. Mr. Talmadge died in 1987. Mrs. Talmadge is survived by a niece, a nephew and numerous cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Talmadge, Ceceila Ramona
Ceceila Ramona Talmadge - Denver Rocky Mountain News - December 06, 1998 - Ceceila Ramona Talmadge, 60, of Denver died Dec. 2. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Annunciation Church, 3600 Humboldt St., with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Talmadge was born in Walsenburg on March 21, 1938. She married David John Talmadge, 1961. She was retired. Survivors include sons Larry and Bobby, both of Denver; daughters Donna Scott, Tessa Martinez and Leona, all of Denver, Josephine Tafoya of Wheat Ridge; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Talmadge, Francisco A.
Francisco A. Talmadge - World Independent – April 3, 1956 - Pioneer Resident Buried Here Today - Funeral services were conducted this morning with Requiem High Mass in St. Mary Church for Francisco A. Talmadge, 93-year-old pioneer resident of Huerfano County. Pallbearers were Andrew Garcia, Bennie Garcia, Bruno Romero, George Romero, Richard Talmadge and David Talmadge. Interment was in St. Mary cemetery by Furphy Mortuary.

Talmich, Flora I.
Flora I. Talmich - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 30, 2000 - Ms. Talmich, 58, died March 27, 2000, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker. Ms. Talmich was born Dec. 20, 1941, in Walsenburg to Jose Oclides Talmich and Mary Senida Martinez, who are deceased. She is survived by three sons, Joe Martinez, Raymond Martinez and David Martinez; a daughter, Barbara Smith; two brothers, Joe and Tony; two sisters, Erlinda Padilla and Mary Ann Talmich; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, James; and a sister, Catherine Martinez. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo.

Talmich, James
James Talmich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1986 - James Talmich, 823 Zion Street, Colorado Springs, departed this life Saturday, April 12, 1986, at Penrose Hospital. A former Pueblo resident, he was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Salt Creek. He was a licensed beautician since 1970, and worked at various shops throughout Colorado before becoming an instructor at Midwest Beauty College in Colorado Springs. Jimmy was a gourmet cook, in addition to being a hair stylist, and was very devoted to his mother and family. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by his father, Juan Delacruz Oclries Talmich, March 14, 1982. Survivors include his mother, Mary Martinez Talmich of the family home; brothers, Joe Talmich, Colorado Springs; and Tony Talmich, Florida; sisters, Katherine (Aniceto) Martinez, Oakland, Calif.; Florida Talmich, Linda (Robert) Padilla, and Mary Ann Hudson, all of Colorado Springs; uncles and aunts, Louis Martinez, Walsenburg, Jose (Elvira) Martinez and Don (Gertrude) Martinez, both of Pueblo; Mary (Dan) Martinez and Josie (Joe) Martinez, Fountain; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel; 7 p.m. Thursday, Holy Rosary Church; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tamburelli, Gertrude Jane
Gertrude Jane Tamburelli - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2002 - Gertrude Jane Tamburelli of Trinidad, and former Pueblo resident, passed away suddenly at home on June 10, 2002, after a lengthy illness. She was 55. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., on July 31, 1946, to Josephine DiSalvo and Andrew Henry Tamburelli. Gertrude attended Aguilar schools, graduating in 1964. She also attended TSJC. She spent much of her time coloring, drawing, painting and making ceramics. She loved going to Cripple Creek with her godchild, Natalie Lujan. Preceding her in death is father, Andrew Henry Tamburelli; infant sister, Bernadette Tamburelli; and sister, Charlotte Grosso. Survivors are mother, Josephine Tamburelli, Trinidad; sisters and brothers, JoAnn (Sam) Maniscalco, Trinidad, Chuck (Pat) Tamburelli, Bon Carbo, Charlene (Gerald) Baudino, Aguilar, Phyllis Tamburelli, Pueblo, Anthony (Jill) Tamburelli, Aguilar, Mary Grace (Robert) Tamburelli-Wilson, Trindad; numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece and godchild, Natalie Lujan, Pueblo, Brian Lujan, Pueblo, Brenda Miazga, Colorado Springs, Karl Lujan, Pueblo; great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends, including caregiver, Sonja Pickett; and special friend, Chuck White, Pueblo. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, June 14, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joe Urrutia officiating. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers are Brian Lujan, Karl Lujan, Gary Baudino, Jerry Baudino, Kevin Maniscalco, Brent Tamburelli, Brian Tamburelli, Justin Tamburelli , Brock Wilson and Chuck White. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Tamburelli, Henry Charles
Henry Charles "Chuck" Tamburelli - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 15, 2003 - Henry Charles "Chuck" Tamburelli, age 61, passed away on July 14, 2003 after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 23, 1941 to Andrew and Josephine Tamburelli in Trinidad, Colo. He learned to operate a bulldozer at the age of 14, building ponds and dams. Chuck had a natural love for his work. He enjoyed working with the land. He operated the machinery as if it were an extension of himself. He was a major operator and foreman in the construction of the Trinidad Dam. The variety of his work was extensive. He worked on the Trinidad Junior High, Southside Park, Kit Carson Bypass and other numerous road developments, as well as residential excavations. He also worked with the gas companies (Meridan, Amoco and Evergreen Resources, to name a few) in the area. Prior to Chuck's illness, he enjoyed the outdoors including hunting. Chuck owned and operated Chuck Tamburelli Construction. The business he started will be continued and operated by his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew and sisters, Charlotte Grosso and Gertrude Herlyck. Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, of the family home in Bon Carbo, mother, Josephine Tamburelli of Trinidad, sons, Brian (Renee) Tamburelli, Brent Andrew (Linda) Tamburelli of Trinidad, daughters, Bernadette (Vince) Stagray of Midland, TX, Denise Lynn Tamburelli of Trinidad, brother, Anthony (Jill) Tamburelli of Aguilar, sisters, JoAnn (Sam) Maniscalco of Trinidad, Charlene (Gerald) Baudino of Aguilar, Phyllis Lujan Tamburelli of Pueblo, Mary Grace (Robert) Tamburelli Wilson of Trinidad, grandchildren, Michael Stagray, Brittany Stagray, Nicole Tamburelli, Kristin Mason, Ryan Guiterrez, Andrew Tamburelli, Ashley Tamburelli, Brianna Tamburelli and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. with a Rosary Service to follow at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with entombment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Henry Charles "Chuck" Tamburelli has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Tamies, George
George Tamies - Walsenburg - July 1904 - George Halczasy was killed in the Robinson mine and Ivan Hubali and George Tamies at Rouse.

Tamlin, Leona
Leona Tamlin - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Former Walsenburg resident Leona Mae Tamlin died July 12, 1993 at her home in Fort Collins. She was 63. Born July 3, 1930 in Pampa, TX, she married Clifton E. Tamlin Aug. 27, 1950 in Steamboat Springs. He died in 1986 and Mrs. Tamlin moved to Fort Collins in 1973. She was a secretary in real estate and car dealership industries. She was a member of Eastern Star in Walsenburg and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Survivors include a son Keith Tamlin, Englewood; a daughter, Leslie Hamman, Aurora; her mother, Thelma Finson, Pampa; a brother, Jim D. Young, Phoenix, AZ; and three grandchildren. Funeral service was in Fort Collins July 16 and burial was in that city in Grandview Cemetery.

Tammone, Richard Michael
Richard Michael Tammone - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 28, 1993 - Richard Michael Tammone, 58, of Falcon died April 24, 1993, in Falcon. He was a liquor store owner. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Swan-Law Funeral Home chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with the Revs. Dave Sleeger and John LaPorte officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Tammone was born May 31, 1934, in Chicago to John and Pauline (Ondesco) Tammone. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1984 and also had lived in Pueblo. He was in the Army from 1955 to 1959 and was a private pilot. Mr. Tammone was married to Judy (Bray) Tammone, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, Richard Michael Jr. of Chicago and Eric Michael of Falcon; a daughter, Karen Lee of Houston; and a sister, Roslind LaPorte of Mauston, Wis. Memorial contributions may be made to Falcon Christian Church, 5450 Meridian Road, Falcon 80831.

Tanaka, Elden
Elden Tanaka - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Elden Tanaka, 77, formerly of Crowley and Granada, died Dec. 26, 1997, in Phoenix, Ariz. Survived by wife, Kinuye (Kate) Tanaka- daughter, Gayle Tanaka, both of Phoenix- one grandson, Kelly Tanaka- and a great-granddaughter, Sydney Tanaka, both of Lamar. Services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Griffy Family Funeral Home, Ordway.

Tandy, Bernice J.
Bernice J. Tandy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2005 - Bernice J. Tandy, 89, passed away Sept. 8, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Tandy; and son, Michael L. Tandy. Mother of Patricia (Dave) Hill, Pueblo West, Colo., and Terry Tandy, Aurora, Colo. Grandmother of Selenda Hill, Pueblo West, Colo.; Jordan Tandy, Aurora, Colo.; Jason Christie, Aurora, Colo.,; Shannon Tandy, Aurora, Colo.,; Amy Christie, Aurora, Colo.; Monica Tandy, California, and Michelle Tandy, California. She was also survived by three great-grandchildren. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Tangney, Robert Maurice
Robert Maurice Tangney - Huerfano World - January 29, 1998 - Robert Maurice Tangney, 62, of Gardner, died Jan. 23, 1998, at his home. He is survived by his sister, Mary Alice Corsentino of Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gardner. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Tanhauser, Joe
Joe Tanhauser - Huerfano World - November 11, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Four-year-old Joe Tanhauser died of an intestinal obstruction.

Tannahill, John Leroy
John Leroy Tannahill - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 5, 1990 - John Leroy Tannahill, 54, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday at a local hospital. He was an employee of CF&I in Pueblo. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lewis Harvey officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Tannahill was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Pueblo, to Mark Luke and Louise (Williams) Tannahill. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1971 from Pueblo and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mr. Tannahill attended Central High School in Pueblo and served in the Army from 1954 to 1958. His wife, Norma L. Caldwell, is deceased. Mr. Tannahill is survived by two sons, John Leroy Jr., and Mark Allen, both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Bernadette Tannahill of Colorado Springs; three brothers, David and Henry Stone, both of Colorado Springs, and Martin of Las Vegas; four sisters, Frances Paity, Nanette Early and Rosemarie Newell, all of Colorado Springs, and Henrietta Peterson of Las Vegas; and four grandchildren.

Tannehill, Fred O.
Fred O. Tannehill - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1987 - Fred O. Tannehill passed away 19, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Tannehill, of the family home; two daughters, Sheryl (Tom) Overton, Denver, Marilyn (Daniel) E. Lowrey, Pueblo} brother, Gerald E. (Zelma) Tannehill, La Veta; sister, Norma Jane Kruse, Grand Junction; one niece; six grandchildren. Also survived by close friends, Cathy Winters and her two daughters, Sheri and Annette Winters. Born Oct. 14, 1911, in Canon City, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. Cremation at the Rouch Crematorium, Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Christopher Keating officiating. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1987 - Fred O. Tannehill. Also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Clara Baxter, Pueblo West, and niece, Patricia (Gordon) Bell, Littleton. Memorial service will be held at 1U30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Christopher Keating officiating. Those who wish may make donations to the First Presbyterian Church.

Tannehill, Gerald
Gerald Tannehill - Huerfano World - April 9, 1992 - Memorial service was Saturday from the First Baptist Church in La Veta for Gerald "Gerry" Tannehill. A resident of La Veta Pass since 1978, he died Apr. 1, 1992, in Huerfano Medical Center in Walsenburg. Born Jan. 6, 1913, in Wonder, NV, he attended school in Arizona and Canon City. He worked for several years in the Huerfano County coal mines before being employed by Wholesale Hardware in Pueblo for 10 years. He then went to work for Centel Electric, retiring after 30 years as an electrician and assistant superintendent in charge of construction. After his retirement in 1978 he left Pueblo to live in the family home on La Veta Pass. He married the former Zelma Goss in Silverton July 27, 1936. Mr. Tannehill was a member of IBEW Pueblo Local #667, La Veta AF&AM Lodge #59 and Spanish Peaks Grange Lodge #447. Survivors include his wife, Zelma, La Veta Pass; a daughter, Joyce Eileen Schwarz, Romeo, MI; a sister, Jane Kruse, Grand Junction; three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tanner, Charles E. and Family
Charles E. Tanner Family - Walsenburg World - February 12, 1920 - One of the saddest affairs last week was the death of the entire family of Chas. E. Tanner. The Tanner family came here about three years ago from Pittsburg, Kansas. Mr. Tanner was in the employ of the Walsenburg Mercantile Co. The entire family consisting of Mr. Tanner, wife and baby were stricken with the flu on Tuesday, January 27, which developed into pneumonia and on Thursday, February 5th, Mr. Tanner died. His wife died on Friday, the 6th, and a joint funeral for the two was held on Saturday, the 7th. On Saturday, the 7th, Edwin the 21 month baby also died of pneumonia and was buried Sunday. Mr. Tanner was 28 years of age and came to Walsenburg from Pittsburg Kans. He was married about four years ago to Miss Hattie Fowler. Charles Tanner leaves behind him his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tanner, living 14 miles east of this city, and his brothers, Gilbert, an employe of the Walsenburg Mercantile Co.; George, who works for a Sporleder Selling Co.; his sister, Mrs. Dewey Harrison; and a younger brother Alfonso and young sister Hazel who are living with their parents; besides grandparents and other relatives in Pittsburg, Kans. Mrs. Tanner has a mother and two sisters in Pittsburg, Kans., and a brother in France. Both George Tanner and Mrs. Harrison were sick with the flu and unable to attend the funeral. Mr. Tanner was an honest, industrious and trusted member of the Walsenburg Mercantile force, much missed by his employers. Charles Tanner and family - Huerfano World - February 9, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1920: Charles Tanner, his wife and their baby all died this week, probably of the ''flu." Tanner was the shipping clerk at the Walsenburg Company. Tanner, Hattie Fowler & Infant

Tanner, James
James Tanner – Haswell Herald – January 28, 1915 – James Tanner, a prominent farmer, died at his home several miles east of Model, from pneumonia. Tanner was 85 years old and is survived by a widow.

Tanner, James Wesley
James Wesley Tanner - Pueblo Star Journal – September 1, 1949 - James Wesley Tanner, Thursday, Sept. 1, at the home 516 Veta. Husband of Mrs. Ora Tanner. Father of Mrs. Parry M. Lichty, J. A. Tanner and Mrs. J. W. Lientz, all of Pueblo. H. G. Tanner, Denver and George L. Tanner. Booneville, Ark. Grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of 10. Brother of Mrs. Alice Marchbanks, Delta, Colo.; Mrs. Sophia Lambert, Neosho Rapids, Kan.; George Tanner, Columbus, Kan.; and Willie Tanner, Weir, Kan.; Albert Tanner, Scammon, Kan.; and brother-in-law of (sic) John Wesley Grimes of Pittsburg, Kan. Member of the United Brethren church; a resident of Pueblo since 1937 and a former resident of Walsenburg, Colo. Services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial chapel. To Roselawn, Walsenburg papers please copy.

Tanner, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Tanner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 1989 - Joseph A. "Bus" or "Joe" Tanner, late of Pueblo, died Dec. 30, 1988, at a local nursing home. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Hazel P. (Joe) Lientz, Pueblo, numerous nieces and nephews and close friends, Mr. And Mrs. Thurman Pendleton, Pueblo. Born Nov. 22, 1906, in Weir, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1928. Mr. Tanner worked for the Nuckolls Packing Co. For 15 years and as manager of the Armored Motor Service for 25 years, retiring in 1969. Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 and Southern Colorado Consistory No. 3. Preceded in death by his wife, Emma Sullivan Tanner, Aug. 2, 1978, three brothers and two (?) sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner were married June 4, 1936, in Emporia, Kan. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Mountain View Cemetery. Block 5 with the Rev. Robert Timmons officiating. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Viewing on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until service time.

Tanner, Nellie C.
Nellie C. Tanner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1986 - Nellie C. Tanner, late of 410 Harrison, died Jan. 15, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by her nephews, Rev. Carl F. (Frances) Stewart, Macon, Ga., Jesse (Linda) Stewart, Aumsville, Ore.; nieces, Nancy Stewart, Riverside, Calif., and Gwenn Richmond, Lafayette, Colo. Also survived by 15 grandnieces and grandnephews. Member of First Southern Baptist Church and Rebekah-Monta Rosa Lodge 4 in Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 16, 1903, in Pueblo County. She was a registered nurse, retiring in 1964. Nellie served as a medical missionary for the American Baptist Conference in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Alaska for 15 years, returning in 1939 to raise her nieces and nephews. Service, 1 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Revs. Dennis Clanton of Macon and Roy R. Spannagel officiating. Interment, Imperial. Visitation until service time.

Tanner, Ora F.
Ora F. Tanner - Pueblo Star Journal - February 20, 1964 - Ora F. Tanner, Feb. 19, 1964, at 508 Collins Avenue, where she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Lientz. Also mother of Mrs. Bula Lichty and J. A. Tanner, both of Pueblo, and George L. Tanner, Booneville, Ark. Grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 18; great-great-grandmother of five. Member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Pueblo resident since 1937. Her husband, James Wesley Tanner, died in 1949. Services 2 p.m. Friday. Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Grady Higgs officiating. To Roselawn. Note: Death date - Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, 1964.



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