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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Tapia, Abel V. Sr.
Abel V. Tapia Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Born Sept. 5, 1916, in El Cerrito, N.M., passed on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at home. Mr. Tapia was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater and a retiree of the Pueblo Depot Activity. He was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church for over 50 years. In addition to his love for New Mexico, Mr. Tapia's greatest pride and joy were his five children; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Josie Tapia, in 1991. Survived by his children, Lori (Marc) Tapia-Piozet, Veronica (Tom) Roque, Abel Tapia Jr., Adrian (Justine) Tapia and Eva Tapia; grandchildren, Sean, Deidra, Don, Leandra and Justin; and great-grandchildren, Symone and Joy Michelle. Family may be called at 719-253-1019. Those who wish may make contributions in Mr. Tapia's name to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home office. Rosary, 6 p.m. today. Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Tapia, Donna M.
Donna M. Tapia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Donna M. Tapia, 37, passed away Feb. 17, 1998. Survived by her husband, John Tapia- two sons, Efrain Tapia, Steven Tapia- mother, Cordelia West. Also survived by 10 brothers and sisters- and numerous other relatives and friends. , Thursday, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech. Funeral service, Friday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Tapia, Librada M.
Librada M. Tapia - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2003 - Librada M. Tapia, 89, of Pueblo, entered the gates of Heaven at sunrise, May 8, 2003. Born April 26, 1914, in El Pueblo, N.M. Preceded in death by her spouse, Ben Tapia; two sons, Andres and Tobias Tapia; her parents, Solomon and Dolores Solano. Survived by her children, Paul (Alyce) Tapia, Colorado Springs, Cruz (Ramona) Tapia, Pueblo, Beatrice (Glenn Andrews), Maryland, Cecilia (Richard) Gallegos, Pueblo, Dolores (Tony) Aleman, Pueblo, and Tomas (Patti) Tapia, Pueblo; nieces, Claudia Rivera and Josie Quintana; sister-in-law, Clara Romero; 32 grandchildren, numerous great- and great-great grandchildren. Special thanks to Grace Aguero, her caregiver. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Tapia, Margaret B.
Margaret B. Tapia - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 18, 2003 - Lifetime Trinidad resident and businesswoman Margaret B. Tapia passed away on February 13, 2003. She was born on July 20, 1927 in Trinidad, Colorado to Samuel and Eralia (Gonzales) Lucero. She was married for 54 years to Sam Tapia. She was employed as catalogue manager at Montgomery Ward for 24 years. Marge and her husband Sam along with the Tapia family owned and operated Skateland Amusement Center in Trinidad for 22 years. Three generations of Trinidad's youth grew up knowing Marge as Mom. Always keeping a protective eye on the kids, Marge and her family spearheaded a safe and happy Halloween for over 1,500 children during the Tyenol tampering scare in 1982. "No Tricks Just Treats", earned her statewide recognition from the Colorado Broadcasters Association, for best community event. Marge, a graduate of Holy Trinity High School, was named Colorado Hispanic Woman of the year in 1983. That same year Trinidad's mayor proclaimed January 29 as Marge Tapia Day. Marge received many civic awards for her volunteer efforts. She raised over $150,000 in pledges for children afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy during the years of 1975 through 1985. In 1980, Marge was named Who's Who in American Woman. In 1975 she was named State and National Outstanding American G.I. Forum Member, she also served as vice-chairwoman and chairwoman for the American G.I. Forum. Marge contributed her time and efforts to serve and improve Trinidad by sitting on boards and committees such as the Trinidad Planning Commission for 10 years, Colorado Jobs for Progress for 8 years, Social Advocates for Youth for 6 years, TSJC Legislative Committee in 1984 and 1985. Marge was also a past member of local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Virgin de Guadalupe Society, La Confederation Lodge and the Las Animas County Democratic Party. Those who have been associated with Marge over the past years recognize her as a pillar in our community. Marge will be greatly missed by her family and her wealth of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Eralia, brothers Andy Lucero, Samuel Lucero and grandson Mikey Tapia. She is survived by her husband Sam Tapia of Trinidad, sons Ronald Tapia of Denver, CO, Michael (Phyllis) Tapia of Colorado Springs, CO, Earl Hurley of Trinidad, sister Henrietta Chavez, grandchildren Cody Tapia, Phillip Tapia, Heather and Alicia Hurley and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation for Margaret will be held on Monday, February 17, 2003 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary recited by Isabel Gutierrez is scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with entombment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Vigil, David Holman, Glenn Griego, Charles Griego, Daniel Hessler and Ernesto Campos. Arrangements for Margaret Tapia are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Tapia, Rosella Maria
Rosella Maria Tapia – Albuquerque Journal – March 31, 1999 - Rosella "Mama Rose" Maria Tapia, 69, beloved and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, was called home by the Lord Saturday, March 27, 1999. Mrs. Tapia was born on March 29, 1929 in Segundo, CO to Cipriano and Lupita Bustos; she was a parishioner of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Charles Tapia of the family home; five daughters, Tommie Tapia, Carolyn Tapia, both of Albuquerque, Maxine Harris of Santa Ana, CA, Antoinette Young and husband, Denny, Mary Romero and husband, Paul of Moriarty, NM; one son, Lawrence Romero, also of Moriarty; one granddaughter, Alexis Young; grandson Nicholas Young, both of Moriarty. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated this morning, 11:30 a.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Enichement will take place Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Funeral services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.

Tapp, Connie
Connie Tapp - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - Connie Tapp, 60, passed away Oct. 26, 1998, in Pueblo, due to an automobile accident. Services will be held in Castle Rock.

Tapp, Ruth H.
Ruth H. Tapp - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1998 - Ruth H. Tapp, 84, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 22, 1998, in Colorado Springs. Ruth will long be remembered by hosts of children to whom she had made and given various types of dolls. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William Tapp. She is survived by daughter, Mary Jane Ganatta- four grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- three great-great-grandchildren- sister, Margaret Samberson- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. , 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tappan, Charles E.
Charles E. Tappan – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 30, 1879 – Accidental Poisoning – Sad Death of Mr. Chas. E. Tappan – The following obituary notice was kindly furnished by Dr. Isaac T. Coates, who was called, but alas! too late to render any service to the deceased: It is with feelings of the deepest melancholy that we came to offer our tribute of respect and affection to the memory of the late Charles E. Tappan, Esq., late of Gilmanton, N. H., of the firm of Betts & Tappan, whose demise took place at the residence of Edward C. Betts, Esq., on the 26th inst., at eleven o'clock, A. M., aged thirty-two years. The circumstances of his death were substantially these: The deceased was subject to the most excruciating attacks of neuralgic headache, to relieve which he was compelled to take morphia; and he had been in the habit of doing so, at such times to relieve his sufferings. The day before his death he wore his wonted cheerfulness, being unusually well, and was prepared to start next morning for Walsenburg. But towards night he was attacked with a severe headache which, at the hour of his retiring, eleven o'clock, was unusually severe. At five o'clock next morning he was heard to come down stairs and go into the parlor, where there was kept a bottle of the sulphate of morphia, which, at this time, contained about twenty grains. This, which he took up stairs with him, was afterwards found empty. There was also found under his pillow an empty two ounce chloroform bottle. The supposition is that after being partially relieved from his pain, when, no doubt, the judgment was swamped by the narcotic, on taking the second dose to procure sleep, he took by mistake, all that was in the bottle. This, added to the inhalation of the chloroform (the two drugs taken together greatly intensify each other's effect), produced a fatal narcotism which notwithstanding all that Mr. Betts and the family did to resuscitate him – which at that late hour was all that the best medical skill could have done – ended in death about six hours after, at 11 A.M. The deceased was called to breakfast by Mr. Betts at about a quarter to nine. Having received no answer Mr. Betts, at nine o'clock, entered the room and found him in a state of complete unconsciousness, which was the first intimation the family had of his dangerous condition. Mr. Tappan had been in this state about four years; had been very prosperous in business, and was highly esteemed by many friends, who will sorrow over his sudden and untimely death. It is a melancholy fact that, in sorrowful events like this, when we would fain do most to enlighten the grief and stay the tide of affliction, we are alas! able to do least. Time alone can cure the wounds inflicted by the unrelenting hand of death. The exquisite suffering, the lingering sadness – long months, or it may, years can alone alleviate and dissipate. The heart will ache, the tears will flow, the mind will refuse to be comforted. Then, all we can do is to condole with the bereaved and mingle our tears and sympathies with theirs. “Give sorrow words; the grief that must speak, whispers the o'er fraught heart and bids it break.” Death is at all times sad. The cold and lifeless form, the livid, dumb lips, the closed sunken eyes, and the pulseless heart, always fill us with instinctive awe and sadness. But death is never more sad than when it victimizes youth and virgin energy. In the autumn we look for the sear and yellow leaf; but we grieve for the loss of the blossoming flower, killed by the untimely frost. He who has lived to a good old age whose silvery locks and feeble step bespeak the winter of his days, has run his race in this life, and reason bids us be reconciled to his loss, when death comes. But when blooming manhood fragrant with the still lingering years of adolescence, with a brilliant future and high hope – when such a one is suddenly snatched from us by the icy hand of death it is but natural that the event should shock and appall us. The one great mitigating circumstance to his relatives, and those who were nearest and dearest to him, is, that he died among friends, who were well nigh akin to relatives, and at peace with all the world. He sleeps the last sleep – his body is free from pain and his mind from anxiety. Then let those whom his death will most afflict be resigned. “Farewell! A word that hath been must be; A sound that makes us linger – yet, farewell!

Tappan, Ruby D.
Ruby D. (Jones) Tappan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1998 - Ruby D. (Jones) Tappan. Born May 9, 1904, in Sugar City, Colo., died Oct. 8, 1998, in Boulder, Colo. Predeceased by parents, E.E. Jones and Minnie (Baker) Jones- husband, George R. Tappan- son, George R. Tappan Jr.- daughter-in-law, Estyleen (Bruce) Tappan- brother, Robert E. Jones- and sisters, Vivienne Ross, Vera Cosselmann and Lucille Triebes. Survived by daughter, Shirley (Jack) Forester, Pueblo- six grandchildren, Teryle Dionisio, Norman, Okla., Dinah Torrence, Pueblo, Chris Wobst, Pueblo, Kathy Taylor, Phoenix, Ariz., Stephen Tappan, Phoenix, Ariz., and Kurt Forester, Pueblo- 14 great-grandchildren- and several nieces and nephews. Ruby retired from the Pueblo Ordinance Depot. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church in Pueblo. She moved to Frasier Meadow Manor Retirement Home in Boulder, Colo., in 1973. Cremation by her request. There will be a graveside at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family requests no flowers or food. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Ruby Tappan.

Tappen, Arthur George
Arthur George Tappen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Arthur George Tappen passed away Aug. 7, 2005, in Pueblo. Arthur was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Madison, Wisc., and had lived in Pueblo since 1987. He was an extraordinary man with a special sense of humor who will be missed by his family and friends including his wife, Betty; children, Marley Tappen, Leigh McDonald-Green, Sonna (Steve) Smith; two brothers, John and Tom Tappen; three sisters, Mary Lippolt, Eleanor Beardsley and Joyce Noll; as well as two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will not be a public service.

Taravella, Jean Crystal
Jean Crystal Taravella - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1998 - Jean Crystal Taravella, age 74, passed away Aug. 5, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack Taravella. Survived by her children, Beverly Crume, Sharon Patterson, Shirley Strand, Tony Taravella, Karen Titus, Holly Espinoza, Darlene Davis and John Taravella. Also survived by 27 grandchildren- 39 great-grandchildren- sisters, Ruth (Bob) Estep and Dorothy Cannon- brother, Paul Nixon- sisters-in-law, Mary Nixon, Josephine Rotolo, Pueblo, and Rose Clementi, Pueblo- brother-in-law, Charles Taravella, California. Mrs. Taravella was a member of Trinity Broadcasting Network and Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs. Viewing, Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral service, Saturday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tarman, Thelma
Thelma Tarman - Ness County News, Kansas - December 31, 1942 - Thelma (Berg) Tarman of Pueblo, Colo. sister of Mrs. Arlie Curtis - deceased. Services were in Rocky Ford, Colo. on Monday. She was a former resident of Ness County having lived in the southern part of the county with her parents several years. She left here some 20 years ago. She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Tom Wierman and Mrs. Frank Bowser of Ness City, Kansas.

Tarsney, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Tarsney – Durango Democrat – April 23, 1902 – The funeral of former Adjutant General Thomas J. Tarsney takes place in Pueblo. Yuma Pioneer – April 25, 1902 – T. J. Tarsney Dead – Former Adjutant General – Recently Returned From the Philippines – Suffered From Injuries Received at the Time of the Cripple Creek War – Pueblo, Colo., April 20 – Former Adjutant General Thomas J. Tarsney died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at his late residence, No. 307 Spring street, this city. The immediate cause of his death was dropsy. He had been in ill health since his return from the Philippines, two years ago, but his illness was not considered serious until a few days ago, when he began sinking rapidly. Thomas J. Tarsney, adjutant general under Governor Waite's administration, figured conspicuously in one of the most serious crises of the state's history, and bore the marks of that experience to the end. Leading his troups in the Bull hill war at Cripple Creek, tarred and feathered by the angry participants in that fight and feeling the effects of that terrible night all the rest of his days, Tarsney never could get the memory of it out of his mind, and his friends think that the horror of that memory contributed to break down his health. He came to Pueblo in 1874, and was afterward admitted to the bar. He was appointed adjutant general by Governor Waite in 1894. When the war between the mine operators and the miners broke out at Cripple Creek, Tarsney, with the state troops that the governor had called out hastened to the seat of hostilities. Tarsney was stopping at the Alta Vista hotel in Colorado Springs. One night a mob surrounded the hotel, broke into the general's room, carried him some distance from the city and there applied a coat of tar and feathers. When the angry men left him he made his way back to the city and was cared for by his friends. Tarsney, after the trouble was ended, returned to Denver and remained in office till the end of Governor Waite's term, when he went to Durango, where he was district attorney at one time. A few years later he went to Pueblo.

Tarufelli, Lillian
Lillian Tarufelli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1999 - Lillian Tarufelli, born Oct. 23, 1935, of Pueblo, passed away March 2, 1999.Preceded in death by parents, Secundino and Julia Quintana- and brother, Orlando Quintana. Survived by loving husband of 45 years, John Tarufelli-children, John (Barbara) Tarufelli, Pueblo, Rodney (Kim) Tarufelli, Albuquerque, N.M., Yvette Tarufelli (Mark), of Denver- and seven grandchildren. Also survived by her brother and sisters, Tony Quintana, Patsy (Dennis) Lobley, Rosalita Stinson and Cathy (Mickey) Florsheim, all of New Mexico, and numerous nieces and nephews. Lillian was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and will be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese.

Tarver, Nancy
Nancy Tarver - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1998 - Nancy Tarver, age 90, passed away Aug. 13, 1998. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Myrtice and Fred Ott, Denver, Colo. - four grandchildren- one great-grandson- and numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tarver- four brothers- and two sisters. Mrs. Tarver was employed at Otero Junior College while the family lived in La Junta for over 30 years. She was a member of La Junta Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. John, Lakewood, Colo., in care of the funeral home office.

Tasch-Polivka Linda T.
Linda T. Tasch-Polivka - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2002 - Linda T. Tasch-Polivka passed away July 29, 2002, in Pueblo. Linda was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Evergreen Park, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo since 1999. Linda was an accomplished fine artist and spent most of her working life in Taos, N.M. She is survived by her mother, Hariette Tasch of Pueblo; and a brother, Bud (Bonnie) Tasch of Castle Rock; as well as her husband, Jim Polivka of Pueblo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. this morning, July 31, 2002, at the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Tate, Frances
Frances Tate – Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 1991 – Frances Tate went home to be with the Lord, January 30, 1991. She was born April 10, 1926, Bertrand, MO. Member Pueblo Christian Center. Preceded in death by husband Robert Norman Tate, 1975. Employed at Villa Pueblo Towers for 18 years. Survived by two sons, James (Linda) Tae, Dale (Jerri) Tate, both of Pueblo; four daughters, Thelma (Chuck) Pulver, Velma (Bill) Allyn, Pueblo, Mary (Lynn) Chism, Donna (James) Baswell, both of Columbus, Miss.; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services 10 am Friday at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 South Pueblo Blvd., Rev. Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, St. Ann, MO. Friends who wish may contribute to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Tate, Frances L.
Frances L. "Fran" Tate - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1999 - Davis Frances L. "Fran" Tate passed away June 14, 1999 , in Pueblo. Mrs. Tate was employed as an operator for Mountain Bell for 32 years before retiring in1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Pete Tate in 1988- her mother, Polly Elizabeth Pieratt- and her sister, Marjorie Isley. Fran is survived by a daughter, Donna Tate- a brother, Roy Earl (Ethel) Pieratt- a sister, Elsie (John) Dolak- numerous nieces and nephews including, Patricia(Sam) Vasile, and Louis Fognani- and her special friends, Martha (Ed)Reinhardt, all of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Tate, John P.
John P. Tate - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2005 - John P. Tate of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Omaha, Neb. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mickey Tate of La Junta, Colo. He is survived by wife, Vera; children, Jeff, Julie (Mike) McWilson and Jennifer (Grant) Hankins; sister, Sue Tate, Colorado Springs; and WSM, Francie Tate of Enid, Okla. His grandchildren, Preslei and Parker, were the loves of his life. He also is survived by a large extended family. John was a retired teacher and coach for Pueblo School District No. 60. He was a life-member of NEA. John was initiated into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association in 1986 for contributions to coaching. His love for track was obvious, as he never missed an annual running for the La Junta Tigerettes & Tiger Relays in his life. John was currently employed at Desert Hawk Golf Course. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, King of Kings Lutheran Church. A reception in memory of John will be held at Desert Hawk Golf Course from noon to 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Foundation for La Junta Schools John Tate Memorial in care of the funeral home office.

Tate, Tracy C.
Tracy C. Tate - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1997 - Tracy C. Tate passed away unexpectedly July 9, 1997, in Pueblo. He was 36. Among his survivors are his father, Charles A. Tate of Meeker, and one son, Chad Tate. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Tate, Virginia
Virginia Tate - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1997- Virginia Tate, 74, died Dec. 13, 1997, in Canon City. She is survived by her husband, Pat- children, Patrick D. (Mary Louise) Tate and William J. (Joyce) Tate- grandchildren, Troy, Janai, Rene, Shamayne, Kurt, Theron and Kevin Tate and Gina (Thor) Seufer- and a sister, Betty (Ron) Thomas. She is preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Carr. She lived most of her life in Pueblo where she attended local schools, including two years of college. She became a psych tech and worked at the Colorado State Hospital. In 1979, she and her husband moved to Canon City where she pursued gardening and painting and became a member of the Fremont Center for the Arts. Service of Remembrance, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel with Rev. Jim Thulson officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County through the Wilson-Andrews office.

Tatman, Ruth Alice
Ruth Alice Tatman - Huerfano World - April 11, 1991 - Funeral service for Ruth Alice "Tally" Tatman, 75, of Torrington, WY, was Monday, Apr. 1 from First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Tatman died Mar. 27, 1991, in a Salt Lake City, UT, hospital. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials have been established to South Goshen Presbyterian Church in Huntley, WY, and to Stonecroft Ministries. Born Nov. 8, 1915, in Dodge City, KS, she grew up and attended school in the panhandle of Oklahoma and in Platteville, WI, where she graduated from high school in 1933. In 1937, she graduated from Park College in Parkville, MO. She taught school in Iowa for three years before she married Ben Tatman in DeRidder, LA, on June 5, 1940. The couple ranched in Oklahoma and in 1944 they moved to a ranch east of Walsenburg. She taught school in Walsenburg and Rye. In 1961, they moved to a ranch near Rock River, WY, and she taught school until her retirement in 1975. She was known by many of her students as "Aunt Tally". The couple moved to Torrington, WY, in 1981 where she was a member of the South Goshen Presbyterian Church and the Christian Women's Club. Survivors include her husband, Ben, Torrington; a daughter, Julia McClarren, Delta, OH; two brothers, Hugh Richards, Madison, WI, and Boyd Richards, Leeds, NY; a sister, Hila Stratton, Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tatman, Steven Scott
Steven Scott Tatman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2004 - Steven Scott Tatman departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, after an automobile accident. Born on Aug. 10, 1978, in Athens, Ohio. Preceded in death by grandmother, Evelyn Johnson; grandfathers, Hershal Johnson, Joe Murphy, Lloyd Young and Glen Wood Tatman. Survived by his wife, Meggan Mary Tatman; son, Christopher Brady; parents, Beverly and Jerry Gee of Colorado City, Colo., and Glen Tatman of Pueblo, Colo.; father-in-law, Robert West; mother-in-law, Rhonda Young, both of Pueblo, Colo.; brother, David Tatman of Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Mrs. Dean (Autumn) Schrader of McArthur, Ohio; stepsisters, Mrs. Danny (Shannon) Benedict of Fountain, Colo., Mrs. Larry (Shelly) Sparkman of Salida, Colo.; grandmothers, Betty Murphy of Cheshire, Ohio, Mary M. Young of Pueblo, Colo.; special friends, Kris Morris and Curtis Lupton; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Scott was employed by Houston Construction. He loved hunting, fishing, horses, and all activities that drew him to the countryside. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so at First National Bank, in Trust, in Blende, Colo., for their son, Christopher. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, Pueblo Christian Fellowship, 228 W. Evans. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tatman, Viola N.
Viola N. Tatman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Viola N. Tatman passed away May 13, 2000, in Pueblo. Born on Oct. 8, 1907, in Luray, Kan., to Will and Maude O'Conor. Viola moved to Ordway, Colo., as a young child and lived all her life near Ordway, Fountain and Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; by two husbands, Hiran H. Tatman in 1945 and Jesse C. Tatman in 1985; two children, Verna Mae Baker in 1979 and Charles D. Tatman in 1960; as well as five grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Gloria (Lynn) Kelley of Canon City, Bert (Norita) Tatman and James (Lydia) Tatman, both of Palmer Lake, Margarie (Fred) Schimpf of Denver, Bill (Patricia) Tatman of Delta, Ruth (Bill) Sise of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Sharon (Gene) Goldworth of Hebron, Ky.; 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and one sister-in-law. Viola devoted her life to being a housewife and mother. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tatro, Dorothy I.
Dorothy I. Tatro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1987 - Dorothy I. Tatro was born June 30, 1922, and passed away April 12, 1987. A lifelong Pueblo resident, she was a member of Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, where she actively taught a class. She was an avid Softball player and delighted in visiting local nursing homes. Sister of Joe (Dorothy) Leffler, May Chamberlin-Schroyer and Robert (Ann) Leffler; sister in-law of Helen Leffler. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, George Leffler, and a sister, Clara Belle Prince Service at 2 p.m. Wednesday Lynn Gardens Baptist Church 3804 Pueblo Blvd. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to the memorial fund of Lynn Gardens Baptist Church.

Taulli, Jennie
Jennie Taulli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Jennie Taulli, 96, born May 6, 1907, in Alia, Sicily, passed away May 8, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Frank C. Taulli; daughter, Anne Masciotra; sisters, Angelina "Lena" Genova and Lilian "Lil" Taulli; brothers, Russell and Phillip Sedita; daughter-in-law, Gracie Taulli; brothers-in-law, Charlie Genova, Carl Ochiato and Nick Taulli; and sister-in-law, Sarah Sedita. Survived by her son, Frank V. Taulli; sister, Josephine Ochiato; son-in-law, James Masciotra; sister-in-law, Dorothy Sedita; and grandchildren, Jim (Georgine) Masciotra, Leanne (Robert) Burin, Terri (Harry) Wenzel, Patrese Taulli and Frank P. (Pippa) Taulli. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Pamela (Scott) Gornick, Brian Masciotra, Brett Burin, Ashley Wenzel, Emma Taulli and Isabel Taulli; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Jennie was a St. Mary-Corwin Gray Lady. She was a member of the Bishop's Guild, and Don Amici Club. Jennie will always be remembered for sharing her cooking with her family. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church with the Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Taulli, June
June Taulli - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2005 - June Taulli, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colo. June was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 22, 1923. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Clark of Durango; her brother, Joseph Pecheck of Pueblo, Colo.; sons, George Taulli of Elbert, Colo., Raymond Taulli (Amber) and Rick Taulli (Debra), both of Durango; a daughter, Roseann Taulli Herrera (Howard) of Durango; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Taulli, Nick
Nick Taulli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Nick Taulli, age 90, born Dec. 26, 1909, passed away Aug. 28, 2000. Mr. Taulli is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Antoinette Taulli; wife, Lil Taulli; son, Donald Taulli; five sisters and two brothers. He is survived by a son, Richard (Virginia) Taulli, Norwalk, Calif., and his children, Jimmy, Veronica, Patricia, Rich and Joseph, Vita (Gus) Willeke, Eldorado, Texas, and her children, Amy, Diana, Sandra, Donna and Danny and Mary Jo (Jerry) Stewart of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Peggy Taulli, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; sister, Josephine Ketchum, Washington; son-in-law, John Pagano, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Jennie Taulli, Josephine Ochiato, Dorothy Sedita and Josephine Perricone, all of Pueblo; and brother-in-law, Sam Geonetta. Nick is also survived by grandchildren, Bob (Karen) Pagano, Kathy Pagano (Rocco) McCall, Julie (Ron) Courtney and Jonna Pagano of Pueblo; 19 great-grandchildren; special nephew, Frank Taulli; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Mr. Taulli was a member of St. Patrick Church parish, YWCA and the CF&I Retired Men's Club. He was employed at the CF&I for over 24 years and was also Lil's "assistant" at Goodman Jewelry. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food. Contributions may be made to the YWCA in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home. (8/31/00 -- Nick Taulli is also survived by his grandchildren in California, Michael and Dina Taulli; and his aunt Mary Gentile of Pueblo. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel, and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions to the YWCA in care of the funeral home office. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following the interment.)

Taullie, LaVon G.
LaVon G. Taullie - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2003 - LaVon G. Taullie, 68, departed her life on earth peacefully with her family by her side after a lengthy illness on Jan. 18, 2003. She is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Sam; and two children, Don (Leslie) Taullie of Arvada, Colo., and Theresa (Monty) Forrester of Midland, Texas. LaVon was born in Denver on Nov. 22, 1934, to Floyd (deceased) and Gladys Stark, now of Grand Junction. She will also be missed by her two grandchildren, Rachel and Jake Forrester; her sister, Colleen (Jim) Eldringhoff of Grand Junction; her brother-in-law, Joe (Charlotte) Taullie of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. LaVon was very active and enjoyed Dance-A-Robix, snowmobiling and traveling. In keeping with LaVon's wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of your choice in care of the funeral home office.

Taullie, Pete
Pete Taullie - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2005 - Pete Taullie, 68, passed away Jan. 1, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chuck Taullie and Emma Hills. Pete is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Ursula Taullie; children, Pamela Carter, numerous grandchildren and great; Fay (Todd) Looten, grandchildren, Ember and Taylor; Tina (Phillip) Hoover, grandchildren, Teresa and Andrew, great-grandchild, Brianna; sisters, Jerri Rumsey, MaryAnne (Larry) Noland and Geraldine Kern; brother, Scott Hills; dear friend, Dick Johnson; special cousin, Rick Taullie. Also survived by numerous other family and friends. Pete was a cement contractor in Pueblo for many years. He loved to be outdoors and in his garden. He loved to go fishing, hiking and working outside in his garage. Visitation, noon Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2004, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2005 - On behalf of the family, please note the correction on the date of death for Pete Taullie. He passed away on Jan. 1, 2005.

Taullie, Rose M.
Rose M. Taullie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2001 - Rose M. Taullie, age 88, born Sept. 9, 1913, passed away Oct. 31, 2001. Mrs. Taullie is preceded in death by her husband, Tony Taullie, in 1977; and parents, Dominic and Lodovica Constantino. She is survived by her sons, Sam (LaVon) Taullie and Joe (Charlotte) Taullie; grandchildren, Don (Leslie) Taullie, Arvada, Theresa (Monty) Forrester, Texas, Rose (Aaron) Purcell, Alabama, and Joe Taullie; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Shannon, of Indiana. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Tause, Peter William
Peter William Tause - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Peter William Tause, 93, Sebastopol, Calif., formerly of Vineland, died May 5, 2000. Predeceased by parents, William and Dena Tause; brother, John; and sisters, Antonia, Ida, Bessie and Freda. Survived by sister, Alice (John) Karkazes; daughter-in-law, Jean Tause; nieces, Esther Nielsen and Connie (Bob) Lindquist, both of California; nephews, Jim (Laura) Vizas, Pueblo West, and Chris (Rebecca) Vizas, Colorado Springs; and numerous relatives. Graveside service was held at Roselawn Cemetery on May 22, officiated by Frank Davied, counselor/minister with readings and music. While alive, Bill and John chose their burial site on either side of their mother, whom they loved very much. Memorial service, 11 a.m. today, St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, Pueblo, with Father Raptis as celebrant.

Tavarozzi, Albert R.
Albert R. Tavarozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1977 - Albert R. Tavarozzi, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 2416 Dahlia, passed away unexpectedly at New Haven, Conn., June 17, 1977. Mr. Tavarozzi was a retired employe of C&W Railroad. Veteran, US Army, WW II. Member, Holy Family Parish. Columbian Federation Fidelity Lodge and machinist's union. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose Tavarozzi, three daughters, Miss Rose Ann L. Tavarozzi, Miss Kimberly K. Tavarozzi and Miss Debra M. Tavarozzi, all of the family home, and his mother, Mrs. Lucy Tavarozzi, Pueblo. Mr. Tavarozzi was the brother of Mrs. Helen Coy, Denver, Mrs. Rose Solich, Pueblo, Mrs. Margaret Stevens, Denver, and John Tavarozzi, Pueblo. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Services, Holy Family Church; Mass of the Resurrection 7 p.m. Thursday and Rosary recitation 9 a. m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. Family respectfully request omission of food. Those who wish may make contribution to the Heart Fund in memory of Mr. Tavarozzi.

Tavarozzi, John Frank
John Frank Tavarozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - John Frank Tavarozzi, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2005. John was born June 25, 1923, to Frank Antonio Tavarozzi and Lucy DeSiato-Tavarozzi, both precede him in death. Also preceded in death by his infant son, Frank James; his brother, Albert Tavarozzi; and sisters, Helen Coy and Margaret Stevens. John's loving daughter, Sharon, joined him in paradise one day after his passing, Oct. 9, 2005, after a brief illness in Colorado Springs, Colo. John is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy Tavarozzi; sons, John Frank Tavarozzi Jr. and Frankie Albert (Cheryl) Tavarozzi; grandson, Frankie Tavarozzi Jr.; and granddaughter, Vanessa Tavarozzi; son-in-law, David Paul; sister, Rose (Lou) Solich and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Navy. He was a retired firefighter and master cement finisher. He loved fishing, baseball and hockey and his ever-loving dog, "Shader." Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and family will meet at Roselawn Funeral Home prior to the service. A reception will follow the graveside service at 1722 Maplewood Drive.

Tavarozzi, Rose
Rose Tavarozzi - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Rose Tavarozzi, 91, passed away June 6, 2005, at Parkview Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Tavarozzi; parents, Joseph and Mary Gaetano; sister, Filomena Wysoczanski. She is survived by her daughters, Roseann Tavarozzi, Kimberly (Joe) Hunter, Debra (Danny) Gallegos; grandchildren, Joey and Nick Hunter, Carla Gallegos; also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Rose was a member of Holy Family Parish. She worked at Yale New Haven Hospital and for School District No. 60. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting, and was a wonderful cook. A special “Thank You” to the staff at Sharmar, Drs. Drake and Kulik, and the doctors, nurses and staff at Parkview Hospital. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Holy Family Parish, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Taylor, Alvin Duane
Alvin Duane Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1998 - Alvin Duane Taylor passed away on Oct. 15, 1998. He was born to the union of Harry Leroy Taylor and Samantha Arabell Blakely Taylor on June 24, 1938. Preceded in death by father and baby brother. Survived by his mother, Samantha- brothers, Dwight and Richard of Pueblo, Marvin of Canon City and Dennis of Weatherford, Texas- sisters, Ila Graves of Fort Worth, Texas, Norma Gilliam of Acton, Texas, and Mavis Schara of Denver, Colo. - daughter, Brenda Seeley of Pueblo- three grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. , 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Taylor, Cecil Casper
Cecil Casper Taylor - Brownsville Herald – November 1, 2003 - Brownsville, TX - Cecil Casper Taylor passed away on May 29, 2003 in Walsenburg, Colorado at the age of 85. He was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on December 7, 1917 to Hugh and Sara Taylor. Cecil enjoyed sports and especially billiards. His easygoing charm and warm smile will be remembered by those that knew him well. Cecil is survived by his brother, Paul Taylor, residing in Colorado Springs, Colorado and by his four sons, Eugene Howard Taylor and Joseph Lester Taylor residing in Indiana Springs, Nevada, James Anthony Taylor residing in Brownsville, Texas and Bruce Timothy Taylor residing in Pasadena, California. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery (Staging Area C.), Denver, Colorado. Honors by the United States Army.

Taylor, Daniel
Daniel Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1903 - Thursday, November 26, 1903, at Vineland, Daniel Taylor, aged 78 years. The funeral will be held from Adventist church on the mesa this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment in Mountain View cemetery.

Taylor, Ethel V.
Ethel Victoria (Graham) Taylor - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - Ethel Victoria (Graham) Taylor, 101, of Wichita, KS, died Apr. 1, 1994. She was a former seasonal resident of Cuchara. Survivors include her sons, Dr. Richard J. Taylor, Wichita and Lawrence Taylor, Kilmarnock, VA; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was from Downing and Lahey Mortuary in Wichita.

Taylor, Florence Viola
Florence Viola Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1921 - Florence Viola Taylor, aged 48 years, died early yesterday at a local hospital following a short illness. Mrs. Taylor had been ill but a short time and for the past few days had been steadily improving when suddenly her condition changed and she passed away in a few short hours. She is survived by her husband Robert Taylor residing at the family home 2228 Grand avenue. She was an active worker for the Red Cross and leaves a host of warm friends who will be shocked to learn of her untimely death. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9:30 in the McCarthy-Brown funeral chapel and 10 o'clock from the Ascension church corner Eighteenth and Grand avenue. Interment will be made in Roselawn.

Taylor, Florine E.
Florine E. Ford Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1987 - Florine E. Ford Taylor, June 19, 1987. Survived by two daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; sisters, Ilah (Paul) Hatch, Sylvia (Mark) Horvat of Pueblo, Hazel (Bill) McLelland, Dorothea (Jack) Winner and Georgia Catalano; brothers, Charles (Mary) Montgomery, Dr. Ray (Jan) Montgomery, Jerry (Sozel) Mumm and Jurgen (Doris) Mumm; numerous nieces and nephews. She graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1940. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Relief Society Room (enter through south door). Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood. Interment, Roselawn.

Taylor, Frances Elizabeth
Frances Elizabeth Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2005 - Frances Elizabeth Taylor passed away Dec. 8, 2005, in Pueblo. She was born in Douglas County, Kan., on May 10, 1910, and had lived in this area most of her life. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Mountainair, N.M.

Taylor, Frank
Frank Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1912 - Sunday, September 29, 1912, Frank Taylor died, aged 38, at his late residence, 2231 east Evans Avenue. The deceased was in the employ of the Newton Lumber company for the past several years. He is survived by one daughter, Lula, and three sons, Virgil, Jean, and Russell. The remains are at the parlors of the United Undertaking Company, and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1912 - The funeral of Frank Taylor was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the United Undertaking Co.'s parlors. Interment was in Roselawn.

Taylor, George E.
George E. Taylor - Rocky Mountain News – August 26, 1911, Page 5, Sect. I - George E. Taylor was druggist in the state for thirty years. Age 58, prominent mining man and druggist was stricken with apoplexy in Leadville on Thursday. He was a native of New York, coming from old Dutch stock. His mother was a Vanderwarker, one of the first of the Knickerbocker families.  He was also related to the famous Annake Jans family. Taylor was a member of the Denver Club and an Elk. He was interested in mining properties with Samuel D. Nicholson and Charles T. Limburg, of Leadville. He also at one time had a drugstore in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, and a son, George E. Taylor, Jr., who is the thirteenth of that name in direct line in the family. Funeral from his late residence, 1663 Vine Street. The Elks will conduct the service at the cemetery, interment will be private. Rocky Mountain News – August 26, 1911 - George E. Taylor died at Leadville, Colo., Aug. 24, funeral Monday at 2:30 from residence, 1663 Vine St., interment private.

Taylor, Glenn Ray
Glenn Ray Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1987 - Glenn Ray Taylor, born Nov. 4, 1895, in St. Josephs, Mo., joined his beloved wife in eternal rest on June 29, 1987, following a lengthy illness. He moved to Oklahoma Territory and later settled near Cedarville, N.M., where he homesteaded land and worked on cattle ranches. In 1917, he married his school sweetheart, Zola Smith. They loved music and Glenn played the fiddle until after World War II for country dances from New Mexico to Pueblo, where they settled in 1922. After working in the old Ice House, he worked for CF&I's open hearth until his retirement in 1962. He was an accomplished woodworker, fisherman, and gardener. After the loss of his wife in 1968, he learned to bake, knit, weave, and sew. For many years he loved to meet retirees for a friendly morning game of bowling and spent many afternoons at the Fin and Feather Club reminiscing about "how they made steel better" than the "new" machines. Preceded in death by adopted son, Russell E. Dennis, and daughter-in-law, Pat, in 1986. He is survived by daughter, Irene, of the family home; sister-in-law, Flossie Goffy; granddaughters, Patricia Hanson, Oregon, and Jeanne (Don) Landreth of Pueblo, Also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, The family may be contacted at the family home at 1916 Bragdon. Memorials may be made in his memory to Broadway Christian Church, where he was a member for more than 50 years. Graveside service will be held at l p.m. Thursday, July 2, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Bruce Montgomery officiating. Visitation, noon to 7:30 p.m. today.

Taylor, Howard
Howard Taylor - Wray Rattler - January 27, 1916 - Pueblo Boy Killed While Coasting - Howard Taylor, aged thirteen, while coasting down a hill here was unable to steer his coaster at the foot of the hill and plunged over a fifty-foot embankment into the railroad yards opposite the union station. He suffered concussion of the brain and died in a hospital here yesterday.

Taylor, Irene J.
Irene J. "Val" Valdez Taylor - Huerfano World - January 13, 2000 - Irene J. "Val" Valdez Taylor, 60, of Gardner died Jan. 6, 2000. Born Oct. 20, 1939 in Redwing to Andres Valdez and Lucia Archuleta Valdez, she was a 1957 graduate of Huerfano County High School. Mrs. Taylor was a U.S. Navy veteran and a 1974 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. She received her master's degree from Adams State College in Alamosa in 1987. She was a retired Spanish/English teacher from Rye High School. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Kenneth Berry Taylor, Gardner; four children, Valerie Hale, Velda Spicer, Kenneth Taylor and Kirk Taylor; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Elaine Perrino, Lorraine Vargas and Amy Hiles; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral mass was from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chama. Burial was in Chama Cemetery. Greenhorn Valley News - January 14, 2000 - Irene J. "Val" Valdez Taylor, 60, went to be with the Lord Jan. 6, following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 20, 1939 in Redwing, CO., to and preceded in death by her parents, Andres Valdez and Lucia Archuleta Valdez. Survived by her adoring husband of 40 years, Kenneth Berry Taylor; children, Valerie (Bill) Hale, Velda (Mike) Spicer, Kenneth (Sandra) Taylor, and Kirk (Cassy) Taylor. A loving grandmother to Brandy, Brittany, Braely, Andrew, Cody, Bradley, Sarah, and Travis. Also survived by sisters, Elaine (Jim) Perrino, Lorraine (Joe) Vargas and Amy (Charlie) Hiles, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was a 1957 graduate of Walsenburg High School; was a veteran of the U.S. Navy 1958-1960; a graduate of USC in 1974; received her Master's from Adams State in 1987 and was a retired Spanish/English teacher from Rye High School. Val was a grand lady who will truly be missed by all who knew and treasured her. Services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chama on Jan. 10, with interment at Chama Cemetery. A reception followed at the Gardner Community Center. Any donations can be made to the Rye High School Library, Attn - Marty Rahl, in memory of Val Taylor.

Taylor, Irene L.
Irene L. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1999 - Irene L. Taylor, age 83, passed away June 17, 1999. Preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mabel Lock, and her son, Gordon Crawford. Survived by children, Joan (Wayne) Cordova, Pueblo, Delford (Melody) Crawford, Cripple Creek, Colo., and Paulette Sedmak, House Springs, Mo.- 11 grandchildren- 17great-grandchildren- her brothers, Paul (Gladys) Lock and William (Pauline)Lock, both of Penrose, Colo. - her sister, Oletta (Bill) Schwabe of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of Central Christian Church and the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. Irene enjoyed working at the Colorado State Fair and entering her crocheted items in the Fair and also loved to fish. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Rose Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to Central Christian Church in her memory.

Taylor, Jan J.
Jan J. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1998 - Jan J. Taylor, 41, passed away Dec. 17, 1998. Survived by her mother, Willie Dickerson- special friend, Henry Evans- cousins, Bobby and Sandra Franklin and Nancy and Winston Dickerson- godchild, Zachary Dickerson- and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Odis Dickerson, and sister, Jackie Dickerson. Jan was a member of Claremont Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was the assistant choir director. She loved to sing, ride bikes, skate and cook and she enjoyed life. , 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastor Bryan W. Mann. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Family may be contacted at 1036 Cedar and will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the service.

Taylor, John C.
John C. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - John C. Taylor of Eau Claire, Wis., born May 8, 1964, in Newport News, Va.; died Jan. 9, 1987, in Eau Claire. A former resident of Beulah, Colo., and graduate of Pueblo County High School. Preceded in death by his parents, Felix Taylor and Joan C. Clark Taylor. Survived by stepmother, Deema Wright Taylor, Canon City; two aunts, Louise Scounce, Colorado Springs, and Beverly Clark Washburn, Virgin Islands; numerous aunts and cousins in Helen, and Great Falls, Mont. Also survived by a friend, Judy Lane, Eau Claire, Wis. Cremation with interment arrangements pending.

Taylor, Kenneth Monroe
Kenneth Monroe Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Kenneth Monroe Taylor, born June 5, 1916, died Dec. 25, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marion Rose Taylor; and his brother, Marvin Taylor. Survived by his sons, Dr. William (Maria) Taylor of Bungendore, NSW, Australia, and Dr. Bruce (Sally) Taylor of Pueblo; as well as grandchildren, Adam, Chrissy, Annie, Alex, and Caitie. Ken served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA, and was a Professor of Biology at San Diego State University for 30 years. After a long academic career, he traveled extensively during his retirement. He leaves behind many friends and former students who will miss his intelligence, compassion, and quiet good humor. The family wishes to thank the staffs at Parkview Hospital, Alterra, and Lifecare Center, as well as Dr. Robert Drake and Dr. Louis Balizet, for their skill, care, and kindness. Cremation, Almont Crematory, George McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Cancer Society. Rest in peace, Dad.

Taylor, Lawrence Chester
Lawrence Chester "Chet" Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Lawrence Chester "Chet" Taylor, 91, passed away Oct. 3, 1997. Preceded in death by his first wife, Billie Taylor, to whom he was married for 55 years. Survived by his second wife, Margaret- his daughter, Jackie (Ed) Ohlson, Denver- his sister, Imogene Rasek, Great Bend, Kan. - his niece, Linda Rasek, Hutchison, Kan. - four nephews, three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by his stepchildren, Valerie (Don) Driscoll, Pueblo, Sol (Pat) Hatfield, Elk City, Okla., and Edith Maurine Jewel of Oklahoma City, 10 step-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. At his request, cremation. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, at Central Christian Church, officiated by the Rev. Denise Glavin. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to Central Christian Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Taylor, Leslie S.
Leslie S. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1986 - Leslie S. Taylor passed away May 25, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Dorothy Curtis, Montebello, Calif., and niece, Mrs. Barbara Hiltscher, El Cajon, Calif. Predeceased by his sister, Mayme E. Taylor, on March 28,1985. He was born in Pueblo on Dec. 29, 1901, and was a mining engineer, having traveled in many parts of the world in this capacity. Cremation. Graveside inurnment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Hupp officiating.

Taylor, Louise W.
Louise W. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1999 - Louise W. Taylor passed away Dec. 1, 1999, in Pueblo. Louise was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Clarence Waller and Beulah Kenisell Waller. She was employed as a secretary at PDA for many years before her retirement in 1994. Louise was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Pueblo Country Club. She enjoyed traveling worldwide and Friday evening dinners with family and friends at the Park East Restaurant. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1996; her mother, Beulah Waller; and sister, Ethel Gridley, both in 1994. Her survivors include her children, Richard H. (Pat) Taylor of Washington and Ellen Louise (Bill) Philbrick of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, Renee (Gary) Yoelin-Allen, William Yoelin and Kristin Yoelin, Michael Taylor and Michelle Taylor; great-grandchildren, Taylor Rea Allen and Mackenzie Paige; as well as several nieces and a nephew. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Ross of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, at a later date. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Taylor may be made to the American Lung Association directly or through the mortuary.

Taylor, Lucy R.
Lucy R. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1999 - Lucy R. Taylor, 81, of Pueblo, passed away May 19, 1999. Born April 21, 1918, in San Francisco, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Florinda Gallegos Romero, and three sisters, Ruby Medina, Della Martinez and Florinda Vigil. Survived by her loving husband, Robert Taylor, of the family home- son, Robert Taylor Jr., Canon City, Colo.- grandchildren, Lucille Jean Taylor, Colorado Springs, Barbara (Dennis) Pacheco, Pueblo, Brian Taylor, Denver, and Matthew Taylor, Ann Arbor, Mich. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel .Vigil rosary, 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, Colo., Rev. Maurice Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Roselawn Cemetery Hall after the interment.

Taylor, M. O. Lee
M. O. Lee Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - M. O. Lee Taylor, 98, (to Mom it was 59), passed away Nov. 18, 2006. Survived by her son, Randy (Lynn) Prater; grandchildren, Randy J. (Elena) Prater, Amanda (Charles) Wickam and Jennifer (Michael) Rounds; 17 great-grandchildren; niece, Alice Moody; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Altie and Mark; stepfather, Moses; children, Robert and Margie; grandsons, Sunny and Monty; and siblings, Doyle and Joseph, Verdie and Gertrude. Lee was born in Westplains, Mo., and moved to Colorado in the 1930s. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. A mother who raises and loves a child not of her own, but as her own, is a mother of the earth. I will love you and remember you forever. Your son, Randy. Special thanks to the staff at Minnequa Medicenter, where she lived for the last nine years. They loved her. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Taylor, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1999 - Margaret E. Taylor, 78, of Pueblo, was born in Hughes Springs, Texas, March13, 1921, died Aug. 28, 1999. She was the daughter of Elmer Earl Sanders Sr., and Mary Elizabeth Blanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Chet Taylor- brother, Elmer Earl Sanders Jr. - and grandson, Jerry K. Jewell. She is survived by a brother, Freeman L. Sanders- children, Edith Maurine Jewell (Jerry Bowen), Sol D. (Pat) Hatfield, Valerie (Donald) Driscoll-stepdaughter, Jackie (Ed) Ohlsen- grandchildren, Jackie, Pam, Garry, John, Robin, Robert, Matt, Chuck, and Mike- great-grandchildren, Paul, Noelle, Blayne, Nic, Von, and Breeana. Also survived by special friend and cousin, Dolores Rowell and lifetime best friend, Marcella Montoya. Service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, family respectfully requests all donations to be made to the El Pueblo Boys Ranch or the American Cancer Society.

Taylor, Nina
Nina Taylor - Huerfano World - April 13, 2000 - Nina Taylor Succumbs - Nina (Lukenbaugh) Taylor, lifetime resident of Walsenburg and prominent businesswoman, died Apr. 9, 2000 in Huerfano Medical Center. She owned Nina's Flower and Beauty Shop on Main Street in Walsenburg for many years. Her late husband, Samuel Taylor Sr., was a state senator. Survivors include a son, Samuel T. Taylor and his wife, Connie, of Tres Piedras, NM; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Huerfano Chamber of Commerce, the VFW and St. Mary Church. At her request, no viewing. Funeral service was from Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 505-737-0488.

Taylor, Pauline Aragon
Pauline Aragon Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1987 - Pauline Aragon Taylor of 316 ½ E. First St., Feb. 24. 1987. Mother of Jean (Dale) Cordova, Pueblo; Barbara (Dennis) Pacheco, Vadito, N.M.; Brian (Pam) Taylor, Denver, and Matt Taylor, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Robert Taylor Jr. of Pueblo; father of the children; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor Sr., Avondale. Grandparents of the children also survive; sister of Ben Aragon Jr., Mary (Alfred) Rail, Mary Ann (Zenon) Lopez, Pita (Richard) Dominguez, all of Pueblo, and Eugene (Mary) Aragon, California. Survived also by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, Fred Sandoval and other friends. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mrs. Taylor had been co-owner of the Buffalo Tavern for the past 10 years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Friends will be received at the chapel immediately following the service and at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dominguez, 2800 Cedar.

Taylor, Robert Bannerman Lester
Robert Bannerman Lester Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1935 - Robert Bannerman Lester Taylor, at a local hospital Saturday. Member of Church of the Ascension, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, A.F. & M. South Pueblo chapter No. 12, R. A. M., and Pueblo Council No. 6, R. & S. M. Former office manager for American Smelting & Refining company at U. Z. Zinc plant at Blende. Services, Monday at 11 a. m. Church of the Ascension with the Rev. J. F. W. Carman officiating. Interment, Taylor lot, Roselawn.

Taylor, Sam
Sam Taylor - Huerfano Journal - July 3, 2008 - Samuel Tesitor Taylor Jr. died peacefully at his home in Hoehne on June 19th, 2008. Sam was born in Canon City on September 22, 1940 to Sam and Nina Taylor of Walsenburg where Sam Jr. was raised. In 1962, Sam left home and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Sam's true passion in life was creating art on paper, painting canvas, printing digital images, photogravures and sculpting. The large metal sculpture entitled, “When your Number's Up,” located at Heritage Park was donated by Sam to honor all miners who were lost underground with his numbered tokens. Sam loved his hometown and loved to share his many stories about this region. For the past 30 years, Sam and Connie lived in New Mexico where they produced art, sheep and wool. Sam returned “home” 7 months ago. Sam is survived by his wife Connie, his children Gayle Lasater, Kristina Ryan, Cheri Foster and Sam Taylor, his Uncle Jim Tesitor, his grandchildren Amanda Vargas, Desirae Kraft, Candace Lasater, Savannah Ryan and Mark Lasater, 6 great grandchildren and several Tesitor cousins. No services are planned at this time.

Taylor, Sam T.
Sam T. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1977 - Former State Sen. Sam T. Taylor, 74, died March 23, 1977, Trinidad hospital. Survived by widow, Nina, of 403 Kansas Ave.; son, Samuel Taylor Jr. of Walsenburg, sisters, Helen Bellegante of Walsenburg; Jean Thompson of Denver; Ann Bell of Owensboro, Ky., and Mary Scariano, Grand Junction, brothers, Carl, James and Anthony Tesitor of Walsenburg and Phillip Tesitor, Grand Junction, and two grandchildren, Samuel Thomas and Gayle Lynn Taylor of Pueblo. Rosary recitation 8 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m., Saturday, St. Mary Church. Burial, St. Mary North Cemetery. Military services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Flag ceremony by Charles Agnes and Edward Joseph. A memorial fund has been established for Huerfano Memorial Hospital.

Taylor, Samantha A.
Samantha A. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2004 - Samantha A. Taylor, was born in Wilsonville, Neb., on March 9, 1913, and passed away Dec. 8, 2004, at Belmont Lodge in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents of Lebanon, Neb.; six brothers and sisters; her husband, Harry L. Taylor; sons, Harry L. Taylor Jr., Edward Taylor, Alvin Duane Taylor; and daughter, Ila M. Graves. Survivors include one brother, Bobby (Edith) Blakely of Killeen, Texas; sons, Dwight (Donna), and Richard, both of Pueblo, Marvin (Leslie) of Canon City, Dennis (Loretta) of Weatherford, Texas; daughters, Mavis Schara of Denver, Colo., Norma (Dohn) Gilliam of Acton, Texas; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Taylor, Steven Roy
Steven Roy Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998 - Steven Roy Taylor. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1200 Acero, following the service.

Taylor, Swan Deva Rose
Swan Deva Rose Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2001 - Swan Deva Rose Taylor, 17, departed this life April 27, 2001, the result of an automobile accident. A resident of the community of Rye, she was born July 8, 1983, in Kukui Hale, Hawaii. She was a student at Rye High school and worked for the Hollydot Golf Course Restaurant. Survived by her parents, Murray G. Taylor, Kukui Hale, Hawaii, Michelle Ann McLain, Rye; sister, Isha Taylor, Rye; grandparents, Wendle and Melva Taylor, New Zealand, Bonnie Reaves, St. Peters, Mich.; other relatives and friends. Cremation and memorial service have taken place. Family will receive friends at 2133 Main St., Rye, Colo.

Taylor, Thomas
Thomas Taylor - Huerfano World - June 27, 1991 – This Week in Walsenburg History - 1901: Thomas Taylor, a 48-year-old miner at Pictou, was killed by a fall of rock. He leaves a wife and eight children. [Editor's Note: Thomas Taylor died August 22, 1899. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, August 24, 1899, Page 1.]

Taylor, Thomas Hunter
Thomas Hunter Taylor - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 3, 2006 - Thomas Hunter Taylor, 56, died of complications of esophageal cancer, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Born and raised in Newport, Tennessee, Tom graduated from The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina. Career Army, he retired in 1996, and then earned a B.S.W. magna cum laude at Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado, and an M.A. in psychology at Chapman University, Orange, California. At the time of his death, he was employed at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, Pueblo, Colorado. Tom was an avid fisherman, and loved the outdoors; he enjoyed cards, reading and genealogy. Throughout his life, he endeavored to be kind. Tom was the son of the late Hugh and Aylene Johnson Taylor, Newport, Tennessee, and grandson of the late Alfred Hunter and Janie Chilton Taylor of Newport, Tennessee, and the late Thomas Woodson and Allie Smith Johnson of Morristown, Tennessee. He is survived by his loving wife, Su Ja, of Colorado Springs; brother, Hugh Parmenas Taylor, White Pine, Tennessee; cousins, Alfred Taylor Ford, Dr. Hobart Ford, Newport, Tennessee, and Dr. John Taylor Purvis, Knoxville, Tennessee; and his caregiver, Clarice Stewart of Newport, Tennessee. Although a resident of Colorado Springs for some 16 years, Tom was a 7th generation Tennessean, and considered himself a Tennessean. He was descended from Col. Parmenas Taylor, Taylors Bend, Jefferson County, Tennessee, and who was appointed by President Washington to the upper Council of the Southwest Territory; Captain Jonathan Langdon, Virginia Continental Line, and member of the Society of Cincinnati in the State of Virginia (composed of Revolutionary officers); Col. Parmenas Taylor Turnley, U.S. Army and founder and former President of the Aztec Society (composed of veterans of the Mexican American War); and multiple members of First Families of Tennessee and First Families of Virginia. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 3, 2006 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors. Services Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. in the Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. Interment at the Union Cemetery, Newport, TN. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Stokley Memorial Library, Book Fund, Broadway, Newport, TN 37821.

Taylor, Vera V.
Vera V. Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2006 - Vera V. Taylor, 95, passed away Dec. 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold G. Taylor; stepson, Harold "Junior" Taylor; and her sister, Rose Hunsaker. Survived by her children, Betty Hooks, Littleton, Colo., and Ginger (Frank) Steele, Pueblo; grandchildren, Janet (Jose Vera) Taylor, Littleton, Colo., Christine (Jean Sandoval) Hooks, New Mexico, Lara (Rich) Milton and Tammy (Paul) Martinez, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tom (Chris) Steele and Terry Steele, both of Pueblo. She also is survived by numerous great-grandchildren. Vera loved to travel, crochet, read and also enjoyed fishing, crafts, gardening and her cats. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family extends special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the staff of West Wind Campus of Care and Dr. Kevin Johnson and staff. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Taylor, Virginia May
Virginia May Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2001 - Virginia May Taylor, 72, passed away Oct. 20, 2001. Survived by her sister, Margaret J. Harr, Pueblo; brother, William A. Harr Jr., Denver; 18 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Clara May (nee White) Harr and three siblings. Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Member of St. Francis Xavier Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment will be held, followed by a memorial Mass at noon Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., with Rev. Father Thomas R. Hinni as celebrant.

Taylor, Vivian Johnson
Vivian Johnson Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Vivian Johnson Taylor, age 98, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Parachute, Colo., and Swink, Colo., died Feb. 8 in Seattle, Wash. Survived by son, Fredrick (Dorothy) Johnson; daughter, Jeris (Bob) Young; stepsons, Jack (Silvija) Taylor and Bob (Barbara) Taylor; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters. Services, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Tom Dudley officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Taylor, Wilbur
Wilbur "Bill" Taylor - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1999 - Wilbur "Bill" Taylor passed away March 19, 1999, in Pueblo. He was born Jan.28, 1923, in Kewani, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo since 1957. Mr. Taylor was a pioneer in the computer industry and worked as a computer analyst at the Pueblo Army Depot prior to his retirement in 1977. Bill was preceded in death by his son, William Andrew Taylor, in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Velva "Lee" Taylor of Pueblo- and daughters, Susan (Robert) Cline of Denver, Angela (Mike) Healy of Colorado Springs, and Nancy (Tim) Miller of Craig-grandchildren, James Pearson, Carrie Hill, Robert Cline, Daniel Miller, Jacob Miller, and Audra Taylor- as well as sisters, Evelyn Ann Hammack of Indiana, Donna Buckert of Illinois, and Shirley DeReales of Iowa. Private interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery. A will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at 11 a.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church,2651 Vinewood. Contributions for Mr. Taylor may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, directly or through the mortuary.

Taylor, William Thomas
William Thomas Taylor - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 17, 1995 – William Thomas Taylor, 60, a Colorado Springs resident, died Aug. 16, 1995, at a local care center. He had worked as a command-and-control clerk for the Air Force from 1952 to 1973, at Pueblo Depot Activity from 1977 to 1984 and for the U.S. Postal Service from 1984 to 1994. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary's chapel, with John S. Bromley officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St. Mr. Taylor was born July 7, 1935, in Detroit to William Alfred Taylor and Mollie C. Jones. He was married March 13, 1954, in Fort Sumner, N.M., to Frances Irene Small, who survives. He also is survived by two sons, David R. of Sacramento, Calif., and Craig A. of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Robert and Dan, both of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Mildred Mosley and Irene Kuehne of Atlanta; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Taylor had been an area resident for three years and previously lived in Teller County for 19 years. He was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodland Park Church of Christ, P.O. Box 65, Woodland Park 80866.

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