The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Teague, Sarena
Sarena Teague - Huerfano World - January 17, 2002 - Sarena Teague, 99, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 11, 2002 in Trinidad.   She was born Aug. 6, 1902 in Port, OK. She was the wife of Elzie Teague.  She moved to Flagg, TX, in 1925 and to Dimmitt, TX, in 1950, then to Colorado in 1992.   She is survived by her daughters, Lavell Mapes, Walsenburg, and Della Dow, Bernard, ME; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dimmitt, TX.

Tearpak, Catherine Rose
Catherine Rose Tearpak - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - The body of Miss Catherine Rose Tearpak will lie in state at the Davis mortuary until 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and at 2 p.m. funeral services will be held at the Holy Trinity Episcopal church, 115 East Routt Avenue. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931- Funeral services for Miss Catherine Rose Tearpak were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 29, in the Holy Trinity Episcopal church. Rev. Percy Steed delivered a message on the “Meaning of Death.” The church choir, accompanied at the organ by Miss Winnifred Bloomquist sang “The Grave A Garden Is”, “The Lord Is My Shepard” and “Abide With Me.” The flower bearers were Beatrice Carter, Elizabeth, Anna, Louise and Catherine Kendall. The pallbearers were members of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the B. of R.T., No. 431, and were chosen from the delegation in attendance at the service. They were Mrs. Florence Morris, Mrs. Maude Allen, Mrs. Josephine Foley, Mrs. Mabel Lewis, Mrs. W. C. Roller and Mrs. F. M. Naughton. Interment will be made in Mountain View.

Tearpak, John H.
John H. Tearpak - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2001 - John H. Tearpak passed away Oct. 24, 2001, in Pueblo. John was born April 18, 1927, in Pueblo, to Michael M. Tearpak and Mae I. Hamilton Tearpak. He was employed as a switchman for the C & W Railroad for many years before his retirement in 1989. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth DiCiacco, Leona Huffmon, Catherine Tearpak; and brother, Martin Tearpak. His survivors include his children, Michael Tearpak of Pueblo, Dee Dee (Larry) Davis of Westminster, Linda Donovan of Pueblo and Marty (Tammy) Tearpak of Longmont; sister, Ethel Mae Dominico of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, Simon and Trevor Tearpak, Christopher Timme, Jason and Matt DeSalvo, Katie Lynn Donovan, Andrew, Marisa and Daniel Tearpak; three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Alexis and Ryan Timme; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no public viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Doug Cox, of the Park Hill Baptist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association through the mortuary.

Tearpak, Michael John
Michael John Tearpak - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2006 - Michael John Tearpak, 55, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2006, after his courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Sheri; father of Simon and Trevor Tearpak of Pueblo; stepfather of Shalissa (Christopher) Clary of Dallas, Texas, and Breanna Fetkavich of Monte Vista; brother of Marty (Tammie) Tearpak of Longmont, DeeDee (Larry) Davis of Westminster and Linda (Ken Martin) Donovan of Oak Creek; also survived by nephews, Chris Timme of Pueblo West, Andrew Tearpak and Daniel Tearpak of Longmont, Jason DeSalvo of Thornton, Matt DeSalvo of Pueblo; and nieces, Marisa Tearpak of Longmont and Katie Donovan of Oak Creek; great-nieces, Kayla Timme and Alexis Timme; and great-nephew, Ryan Timme, all of Pueblo West. He was preceded in death by his father, John Tearpak; his mother, Louise Mooney; and his stepfather, Tom Mooney. Michael recently retired and moved to Monte Vista after working 25 years at the Pueblo Health Department and four years at CSU-Pueblo. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated and loving father, and a wonderful uncle. Michael was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He loved people and appreciated everyone he came in touch with. He marveled at nature, loved running, and had a remarkable zest for living, but most of all, he was devoted to the Lord. Michael's wishes were to have his ashes scattered in Canyon DeChelly in Arizona. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, Parkhill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the CU Hospital Cancer Center through the Davis Mortuary.

Teck, Paula Elaine
Paula Elaine Teck - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1998 - Paula Elaine Teck, 58, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 18, 1998. Survived by her mother, Helen Petz- brother, John Petz- niece, Inger Luenberg- nephew, Jerry Bowden- and special friend, Alan Teck. Graveside inurnment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tedrow, Bernice
Bernice Tedrow - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2005 - Bernice Tedrow (1921-2005) Friends may visit the family on Friday, October 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo. Services will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m. also at the LDS meeting house. Internment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care at 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005

Tedrow, E.A.
E.A. "Ted" Tedrow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1999 - E.A. "Ted" Tedrow passed away Jan. 25, 1999, in Pueblo. Ted was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Scandia, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo since 1925. He was a graduate of Central High School and was employed in the clerical department at CF&I Steel Mill before retiring in 1979. Ted was a member of Faith United Methodist Church as well as Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles No. 145, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Trouters and Trotters Camping Group in Pueblo. Mr. Tedrow is survived by his wife, Rita D. Tedrow, of the family home- as well as numerous cousins and friends. Mr. Tedrow will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with Masonic burial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Donations in memory of Mr. Tedrow may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation either direct or through the mortuary.

Tedrow, Hiram E.
Hiram E. Tedrow – Pueblo Indicator – March 27, 1937 – Well Known Contractor Dies – Hiram E. Tedrow, one of the best known building contractors of the city died suddenly at his home, 202 Collins Avenue the 16th inst. He had lived in Pueblo since 1907 and had the confidence and the good will of all who knew him. Surviving Mr. Tedrow are his widow, Mrs. Etta Tedrow of the family home; two sons, Lester E. and Ralph Tedrow, both of Pueblo; and three brothers, J.F. Tedrow, Charles W. Tedrow, and J.M. Tedrow, all of Scandia, Kan.

Tedrow, Jessie E.
Jessie E. Tedrow - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2002 - Jessie E. Tedrow, 104, passed away Aug. 21, 2002. Survived by her children, Virginia T. Ryder of Colorado Springs, Lester E. (Martha) Tedrow of Pueblo, Mary Etta Mourning of Littleton, Colo., Jessie J. Edwards of Woodland Park, Colo. and Charles E. (Kathleen) Tedrow of Colorado Springs; 25 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Lester E. Tedrow on April 30, 1982; son, Eldon M. Tedrow; four brothers; and four sisters. Jessie was born on July 18, 1898, in Ordway, Colo. and was a Pueblo resident since 1911. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the Nile and life member of Adah Chapter No. 34, O.E.S. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Gwen Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital through the funeral home.

Tedter, Ross Lee
Ross Lee Tedter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1999 - McAulay & Wallace McAulay & Wallace Mortuaries Fullerton, Calif. Ross Lee Tedter, 80, passed away July 21, 1999 , in Fullerton, Calif. His two children, June Lea Hanssen and Ross Lee Tedter Jr., June's two sons, John Allen Duplissey Jr. and Jeremy Lain Duplissey- and his great-grandson, David John Duplissey, survive him. Ross was born in Pueblo on May 24, 1919, where he lived until he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served through World War II, including England and France in the last year of the war. He was honorably discharged from active duty in the rank of Captain in 1946. He further served in the Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1960. He married Jeanne Elizabeth Pound (deceased 1988) in 1943. Ross graduated from the University of Colorado in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. In 1954, Ross moved from Colorado to Baytown, Texas, where he worked as a chemical engineer for Ethyl Corporation until he retired in 1984.He moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1997 and then to Fullerton, Calif., in 1998 for the final year of his life. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Flowers should be sent to Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, 800-471-4418.

Teem, Jack A.
Jack A. Teem - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2005 - Jack A. Teem passed away April 24, 2005, in Pueblo. Jack was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Hotchkiss, Colo., to Albert and Bessie Teem. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Army having been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Korean Service Medal, with three Bronze Campaign Stars for his service during the Korean War. In 1956, Jack moved to Pueblo and was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for 31 years before his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, four-wheeling, watching pro football on TV and playing cards at the union hall with fellow CF&I retirees. Jack was not a religious person, but he had his own beliefs and virtues. He always was helping someone in one way or another. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kelly; and his sisters, Betty Green and Gladys Painter. His survivors include his wife, Maxine; his children, Larry (Beth) Teem, Sherry Teem, Ron (Ruthann) Teem; his stepchildren, William Rogers, Jeff (Pam) Leggitt, Rod (Jonna) Leggitt and Vonda Leggitt; nine grandchildren, Lloyd, Jason, Sarah, Holly, Brian, Cheyenne, Jamie, Tony and Mario; as well as two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. At his request, no public viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Teeter, Donald
Donald Teeter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Donald Teeter, 46, died June 23, 1999, in Denver. He was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Henry and Monica Teeter- brothers, Henry Jr. and Ralph Teeter- and sister, Maryjane Trujillo. Brother of Cora (Edward) Huerta, Vacaville, Calif., Annie (Doug) Sloan, Pueblo, and Louis (Toni) Teeter, Hawaii. He was a dear uncle and friend. Viewing, 3 to 4 p.m. Monday. Funeral at 4 p.m. Monday at Moore Howard Berkeley Park Funeral Chapel, 4345 West 46th Ave., Denver. Services will conclude in the chapel.

Teeter, Edna Margaret
Edna Margaret Teeter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1999 - Edna Margaret Teeter, 95, Pueblo, died Oct. 15, 1999. Survived by daughter, Jewell Clift; grandchildren, Rick (Dolores) Sterkel and Ronda (Fred) Brewer; great-grandchildren, Rickie and Janie Sterkel, all of Pueblo; step great-grandchildren, Brian, Pueblo, and Tamara Brewer, Texas; and other relatives, Bobby and Linda Jelinek, Gary and Terry Jelinek, Fred Jelinek, Virginia and Troy McCoy, Susan Delair and all of their children. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1021 W. 11th St., Pueblo. Family will be received at 2624 Sixth Ave., Pueblo.

Teeters, James
James Teeters - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.

Teetz, Doris
Doris Teetz - Bryan-College Station Eagle - November 1, 2003 - Doris Teetz, May 12, 1918 - March 13, 2003 - Services for Doris Teetz, 84, of Rockdale and the Minerva community are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will be in Mankin Cemetery in Trinidad. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Teetz died Thursday at Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Ladies Golf Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Teetz; and two sons, Jerry Teetz and Neddie Walton Teetz. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Linda Teetz of Minerva; a sister, Louvena Roth of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice.

Teigen, Alice Elizabeth
Alice Elizabeth Teigen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2004 - Alice Elizabeth Teigen passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2004, after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. Mrs. Teigen was born July 19, 1938, in England. She married Henry C. Teigen while he was stationed there during World War II. At the end of the war, they lived in Panama before settling in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mrs. Teigen moved her family to Canon City after her husband passed away. She worked for the Canon City Daily Record before accepting a position with the Department of Social Services in Pueblo. Ill health forced her to retire in 1984. Mrs. Teigen loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, dancing and trips to Cripple Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; and a son, John. She is survived by her children, Henry (Martha) Teigen of Aurora, Karen (Randy) Henderson of Canon City, Richard (Sue) Teigen of Syracuse, N.Y., and Dave (Nikki) Teigen of Canon City; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. At Mrs. Teigen's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Salvation Army. Her family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the home of her daughter, Karen, at 1366 Flora Drive in Canon City.

Teilborg, Richard M.
Richard M. Teilborg - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 1987 - Richard M. Teilborg died Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Oxford, N.Y. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Fowler Cemetery.

Tekavec, Albert L.
Albert L. Tekavec - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1987 - Albert L. Tekavec, lifelong resident of Pueblo, was born Aug. 25, 1914, and passed away unexpectedly Nov. 19, 1987. He had retired from CF&I in 1976, after 33 years of service. Member of St. Joseph Parish, FOE 3367, CF&I Fin and Feather Club, Retired Eagles Club 145 and Social Security Bowling League. Husband of Mary T. Tekavec of the family home; father of Carol (Bill) Shisler and Albert F. (Sharon) Tekavec; grandfather of Louis (Pauline) Shisler, Gerry Shisler, Kenny Shisler, Cindy Shisler, Tara Tekavec and Kimberly Tekavec: great-grandfather of Brittany Shisler; brother of Max (Jenny) Tekavec, Rudy (Dorothy) Tekavec and Justine Tekavec; brother-in-law of Josephine Poder, Ann Kerns and Louis (Bette) Kerns. Preceded in death, by his mother and father, Frank and Anna Tekavec; his sister, Sylvia Birchler; and his brother, Frank Tekavec. Services at St. Joseph Church: Recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1987, and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to St. Joseph Church in his memory. The family will greet friends at the family home. Respects may be paid at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Saturday and until 6 p.m. Sunday. Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1987 - Albert L. Tekavec. Relatives not before named brother-in-law, Bill Poder, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services at St. Joseph Church: Recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1987, and Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to St. Joseph Church in his memory. The family will greet friends at the family home. Respects may be paid at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Saturday and until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tekavec, Frank F.
Frank F. Tekavec – Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2006 - Frank F. Tekavec, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2006. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tekavec on Sept. 27, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Tekavec; sister, Lorraine Oreskovich; and son, Steven Tekavec. Frank leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy K. Tekavec; and children, Kathy Jo (Paul) Doyle, and Michael A. Tekavec, all of Vivian, La. Grandfather of Brenda Barlish, Pueblo, Bradley Barlish, Carthage, Texas, Victoria Sykes, London, Ark., and Jennifer Taylor, Austin, Texas. Great-grandfather of Hayden and Ashtyn, Alysa, Cody, Scotty and Deanna, Tasha, Kristina and Michael, Aaron and Zachary. Also survived by brothers, Fritz Tekavec and John (Juanita) Tekavec; sister, Mary (Victor) Moreschini; and sister-in-law, Josephine A. Peters, of San Antonio, Texas. Frank served his country during World War II and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1974. He served 31 years as treasurer of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and visited members of the Eagles who were in the hospital. Frank and his wife Dorothy worked for 35 years as chairmen of the Bingo, raising money for their charities. They also did Bingo for several years for St. Pius X Catholic Church. In 2001, Frank and Dorothy received the greatest award for Mr. and Mrs. Eagles for the State of Colorado. The family will receive friends during visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Pius X Church with cremation to follow. Reception to follow at the St. Pius X Church Hall.

Tekavec, Mary Joan
Mary Joan Tekavec - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1987 - Mary Joan Tekavec, 75, passed away Aug. 5, 1987. Survived by her son, Leonard, and his wife, Cyndra. Predeceased by her husband, Frank, in 1968. Also survived by her sisters, Faye Snook, Edith Steward and Dorothy Dremel; a sister-in-law, Jennie Tekavec; brother-in-law, Max Tekavec, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Longtime member of ABWA. Employed at ABEX Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1974. The family respectfully requests no food, flowers or memorials. By her request, no viewing. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 1987, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tekavich, Pearl Irene
Pearl Irene Tekavich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Pearl Irene Tekavich, 86, passed away Aug. 31, 2003. Born in Wilkinsburg, Penn., on Jan. 25, 1917. Irene is survived by her husband, Rudolph J.; children, Shirley Shineovich Harrison, Ronald (Elsie) McAninch and Judith Knight; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Irene was a member of Civil Air Patrol for many years. She was very active in her church as treasurer, board member and ladies circle. She was a realtor, who was avid about the development of Colorado City, receiving many awards during the years she ran the land office. At her request, no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, Bethel Methodist Church, 1201 E. Seventh with the Rev. Lola West officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make contributions to Bethel Methodist Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Telck, Arthur L.
Arthur L. Telck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1986 - Arthur L. Telck, 435 Lincoln, Canon City, Jan. 9, 1986. Services, St. Michael Catholic Church: rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. The family will receive friends at the family home. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Hospice through Wilson Almont Funeral Home.

Telfer, Chad Michael
Chad Michael Telfer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Chad Michael Telfer, 30, of Pueblo, passed away on March 11, 2006. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike and Marion Fagan; and grandfather, Vincent Telfer. Survived by his parents, Marilyn (Henderson McClure) Fagan and Carl (Millie) Telfer; daughter, Kambria Worth; siblings, Lisa (John) Quint, Chase (Maria) Telfer, Chris Telfer and Leanne Gentry; grandmother, Jackie Arko; and numerous other uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Chad Telfer Memorial Fund in care of Minnequa Works Credit Union.

Telfer, Dariel Doris
Dariel Doris Telfer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1987 - Dariel Doris Telfer passed away March 27, 1987. Survived by her children, Forrest C. Telfer of Pueblo and Penny A. Wilson of Florence. Also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born Sept. 5, 1909, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident and noted author. Member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday .at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 807 San Angelo. There will be no viewing.

Telfer, Vincent Gilman
Vincent Gilman “Mike” Telfer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2004 - Vincent Gilman “Mike” Telfer, 75, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Jan. 8, 2004. Born Sept., 7, 1928 in Pueblo, Colo. and was a resident of Las Vegas for 43 years. Mike was a retired Teamster and served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. Preceded in death by parents; sister Jean and brother “Pat.” Survived by his wife of 51 years, Muriel; sons, Carl “Mike” Telfer of Pueblo, Vincent “Butch” Telfer and Jerry Telfer of Las Vegas; daughter, Michelle Folks of Mesquite, Ariz., special cousin Joyce Ellis; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Love is Eternal.

Tellefsen, Eleanor Anna
Eleanor Anna Ohman Tellefsen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2005 - Eleanor Anna Ohman Tellefsen, born Oct. 24, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Passed away in Pueblo, Colo. on Oct. 2, 2005, three weeks before her 85th birthday. Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Randi Tellefsen and Christine Reed; her son-in-law, Kent Reed Jr.; and two beloved grandchildren, Amy and Ryan Reed, all of Pueblo West. Eleanor also leaves her life long friend, Maj-Britt Zimmerman of Oceanside, N.Y.; cousins, Ellen Grunsell of Ridgefield, Conn., Victor Olsen of Miami, Fla. and Gun-Britt Claeson of Stockholm, Sweden. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Stanley Tellefsen in July, 2001. Eleanor loved the ocean, cats, owls, people's life stories, music, books, and a good cup of coffee. She will be remembered for her off-beat sense of humor and easy laugh. For the last three and a half years of her life, Eleanor made her home at Alterra Wynwood, where she made many new friends who were very dear to her. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating her life at Alterra Wynwood, 4723 Surfwood Ln., on Oct. 9th at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made in Eleanor's name to Pueblo Animal Services, 1595 Stockyard Rd., Pueblo, Colo., 81001.

Telling, Erwin Glenn
Erwin Glenn Telling - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1986 - Erwin Glenn Telling. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, Penthouse Villa Pueblo, 1111 Bonforte.

Telling, Wilma E.
Wilma E. Telling - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 21, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Wilma was born Sept. 30, 1910, in Metropolis, Ill., to Henry and Eleanor Grothman Teckenbrock. She and her husband lived in Plano, Ill., for many years before retiring to Pueblo in 1972. She and her husband were one of the original residents of Villa Pueblo Towers. She was very active in the community. She was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church. Mrs. Telling was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin; her daughter, Corrie Littlefair; and her stepdaughter, Carolyn Steacy. She is survived by her grandchildren, Dawn (Jim) Sibenaller, Robin (Gregg) Owens, Joel Littlefair, Chuck (Pat) Steacy, Sheila (Stu) White and Sandy Steacy; six great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in the penthouse of Villa Pueblo Towers.

Temmer, John
John Temmer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2006 - John Temmer, age 73, passed away July 5, 2006, at his home in Grand Junction. John taught at Thatcher Elementary in Pueblo for seven years. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; son, Tom Temmer of Grand Junction; daughters, Katrina (Bill) Bradley of Palisade; Anita (Forrest) Davis of Morrison; foster-son, Lester (Betty) Parker of Pueblo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., July 22, 2006, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction. Military honors were held at the Veteran's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO. 81506 or the Western Colorado Math & Science Center, c/o John McConnel, 2660 Unaweep, Grand Junction, CO 81503. John's full obituary may be viewed online at: www.callahan-edfast.com.

Tempel, Robert R.
Robert R. "Bob" Tempel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Robert R. "Bob" Tempel, 71, lifetime Wiley community resident, passed away June 14, 1998. Closed casket funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wiley United Methodist Church. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Templeman, Jemima
Mrs. Jemima Templeman - World Independent – March 21, 1947 - Mrs. Templeman, Pioneer Resident, Dies At Home - Mrs. Jemima Templeman, 86, mother of Mrs. J.G. Wallace of this city, and a resident of Huerfano county for the past 60 years, died at her home at 142 E. Colo. Ave., this morning. She had been an invalid for more than six years, after falling and fracturing her hip. She was born Feb. 23, 1861 at Falkirk Scotland. She came to the United States at an early age, settling first in Pennsylvania. She lived for a great many years in Walsen. She is the last of 11 children of the family. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J.G. Wallace of this city; by three granddaughters, Mrs. Bert Amiday and Mrs. August Chatin of Walsenburg and Mrs. Earl Anderson of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and by four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Unfug-Peet chapel, with the Rev. C.H. Hatfield of La Veta officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery, under the direction of Unfug-Peet.

Templeton, Gertrude Louise
Gertrude Louise Templeton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1986 - Gertrude Louise Templeton passed away Dec. 7, 1986, in Pueblo, after a brief illness. Gertrude was born in Walsenburg on May 31, 1914, and moved to Pueblo in 1918 and had resided here until her death. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Gladwyn Sloan; two nieces, Charleen (Clinton) Yates and Barbara Sloan, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Gertrude was employed for 31 years at CF&I Steel Corp. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 7, and an active member of the Divine Science Church of Pueblo. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Divine Science Church of Pueblo. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Divine Science Church of Pueblo, 115 East Routt.

Templeton, Tom
Tom Templeton - Huerfano World - June 1, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1934: Tom Templeton died of his injuries received in the Cameron mine May 29. [Editor's Note: Tom Templeman died May 29, 1934. Obituary listed World Independent, May 29, 1934, Page 1.]

Tenaco, Daniel
Daniel Tenaco - World Independent – January 16, 1931 - Mine Trip At Tioga Kills Daniel Tenaco - Kebler No. 2 mine at Tioga was the scene of a fatal accident Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. A trip in the mine struck Daniel Tenaco, age 28 years, killing him instantly. Practically every bone in the man's body was broken and his head crushed. An inquest will be held. Tenaco was born in Old Mexico, March 31, 1904. He is survived by his mother, Lorenzo Tenaco, by two brothers, Frank and Permentivo, and an eight months old son, all living at Tioga. Tenaco's wife died about three months ago. Funeral services will be held from the residence at Tioga Sunday afternoon at 1:30 and from St. Mary's church in Walsenburg at 2:30. Interment in the Catholic cemetery under direction of Unfug-Peet.

Tenario, Hilario
Hilario Tenario - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - The funeral of Hilario Tenario was held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the chapel of T.G. McCarthy & Sons and 2 from Mt. Carmel church. Father A.M. Valentino officiated. Interment in Roselawn.

Tenbrick, John
John Tenbrick - Albuquerque Morning Journal - September 3, 1910 - Dead Robber Is Identified Thrice - Colorado Springs - The body of the bandit killed near Florissant early this morning while attempting to hold up a Colorado Midland train was taken to Cripple Creek this afternoon, where it has been identified as three separate persons. The identification none of which are positive are: Alvin Johnson, a Swede, formerly employed on the Victor water works. Charles Logan, at one time an employee on the Roosevelt drainage tunnel. John Tenbrick at one time employed on the El Paso mine. All the men named left the Cripple Creek district about a year ago. An inquest will be held tomorrow. Charles A. and Sterling Martin, two young boys were stealing a ride on the train are held in the county jail at Cripple Creek pending an investigation. Charles was slightly wounded in the neck by a shot fired by the Pullman porter on the train. They both deny any knowledge of the hold up. Four posses are out hunting for accomplices of the dead man. Account of the Incident: Leadville - Fireman Paul Bockman of the Colorado Midland train which was held up early this morning near Divide, tonight told the story of his experience. He said that while cleaning the fire, he turned around and was looking down the barrels of two big six shooters. The robber told the engineer and himself to climb down, after which he marched them to the express door and commanded Bockman to order the express messenger to open that door. As there was no reply, the robber shouted, "Open that door or I'll blow up your car”. The crack of a rifle was the only response. Seeing that the bandits' attention was engaged, said Bockman, I ducked under the car and ran around to the rear. Just then I heard Stewart say "Get on and hold him, I'm shot," and I got on the prostrate bandit and waited for the other members of the crew to come up. Neither Bockman nor Steele the conductor heard any other bandits although the Pullman conductor said he heard someone shouting from the embankment, come on and get away from here.

TenEyck, Edward A.
Edward A. Ten Eyck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Edward A. Ten Eyck, passed away Feb. 7, 1998. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Cleone, July 3, 1992. He retired from the postal service in Colorado Springs. Survived by his daughter, Connie (Charles) Nyman- and son, Donald Ten Eyck, all of Forks, Wash. - sister, Helen White, Woodland Park- and nephew, Mike (Linda) Estes of Nebraska. Also survived by seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his dear friends, Lucille Turner and Geneva Valarde and most of all he will be missed by his caretakers, Art and Berlinda Gonzales. He loved discussing politics and football with Berlinda. We will miss you, Mr. Ed. At his request, cremation with no services.

Tenito, John
John Tenito – Durango Democrat – September 29, 1904 – Slav Miners in Fatal Affray – Trinidad, Sept. 28 – John Tenito and Joseph Busterm, Slav miners employed at Majestic, got into a fight today and Busterm shot Tenito three times in the abdomen with a revolver, killing him. Busterm was arrested and brought to Trinidad. He claims the shooting was accidental.

Tennis, Leo
Leo Tennis - Rocky Ford Daily Gazette - October 15, 1999 - Leo Tennis, 82, Memorial Set - Memorial service for Leo G. Tennis, 82, Fowler, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Fowler with Rev. E. Fred Sullivan officiating. Mr. Tennis died Wednesday at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born July 27, 1917 in Christian County, MO. He graduated from Christian County High School and University of Missouri. He and his wife, Muriel, were wed Aug. 9, 1943 in Ft. Scott, KS. Mr. Tennis served in the Naval Air Corp during World War II, and was retired from the State Hiway Department. He was an active member in Silver State #95 Masonic Lodge, Alkaly Shrine, Elks B. P. O. E. #701, American Legion Post #106 and Pueblo Moose Lodge #19. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, of the home in Fowler, and a son, David (Debra) Tennis of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. Memorials may be made to Fowler EMTs or to any Shrine Hospital. Grooms Crematory and Mortuary of Rocky Ford is in charge of arrangements.

Tenorio, Andrew
Andrew Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Andrew Tenorio, 82, Walsenburg, Feb. 12. Survived by children, Eileen Martinez, Conrad Tenorio, Richard Tenorio, Walsenburg, Donald Tenorio, Fort Collins. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Huerfano World - February 19, 1998 - Andrew "Andy" Tenorio, 82, of Walsenburg, died Feb. 12, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Feb. 4, 1916 in Oakview to Facundo and Acension Pacheco Tenorio, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II. A member of St. Mary Church, he was married to the late Martha Gallegos Tenorio. He was well known for his love of playing the organ. Mr. Tenorio is survived by four children, Eileen Martinez, Conrad Tenorio and Richard Tenorio, all of Walsenburg and Donald Tenorio, Fort Collins; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - In Memoriam - In Loving memory of My loved ones. Daughter, Donna Martinez - December 29, 1994; Mother, Martha Tenorio - December 21, 1995; Brother, Dave Tenorio - February 28, 1996; Sis, Virg Quintana - July 6, 1997; Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 12, 1998; Loving Memories on their birthdays: Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 4th; Brother, Conrad - February 10th; - Sentiment- Love I

Tenorio, Conrad
Conrad Tenorio - Huerfano World - November 12, 1998 - Conrad Tenorio, 58, of Walsenburg, died Monday, November 9, 1998. Services are pending with Boise Ortega Funeral Home. Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - In Memoriam - In Loving memory of My loved ones. Daughter, Donna Martinez - December 29, 1994; Mother, Martha Tenorio - December 21, 1995; Brother, Dave Tenorio - February 28, 1996; Sis, Virg Quintana - July 6, 1997; Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 12, 1998; Loving Memories on their birthdays: Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 4th; Brother, Conrad - February 10th; - Sentiment- Love I

Tenorio, David F.
David F. Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1996 - David F. Tenorio, 48, Walsenburg, Feb. 28. Survived by daughter, Tanya Tenorio, Denver, Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - In Memoriam - In Loving memory of My loved ones. Daughter, Donna Martinez - December 29, 1994; Mother, Martha Tenorio - December 21, 1995; Brother, Dave Tenorio - February 28, 1996; Sis, Virg Quintana - July 6, 1997; Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 12, 1998; Loving Memories on their birthdays: Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 4th; Brother, Conrad - February 10th; - Sentiment- Love I

Tenorio, Edward B. Sr.
Edward B. Tenorio Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2001 - Edward B. Tenorio Sr., age 72, died Dec. 7, 2001, in Canon City. He was born to Juan Basillo and Romalita Arellano in Walsenburg, Colo., on Dec. 12, 1928. He retired July 27, 1967, from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service and he moved to Canon City where he was employed by the State of Colorado Department of Corrections until his retirement. Mr. Tenorio loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. His wife, Kathleen Diaz Tenorio, survives him. Six children also survive, Edward B. (Carol) Tenorio, Richard L. (Donna) Tenorio, Susan (David) Smith and John Tenorio, all of Canon City, and Leonard J. Tenorio of Auckland, New Zealand, and Bernard (Suzie) Tenorio of Las Animas, Colo. He is also survived by two brothers, Wilford Tenorio of Las Animas and Garfield Tenorio of Walsenburg; and three sisters, Frances Gallegos and Gloria Trujillo of Pueblo and Velma Atencio of Walsenburg as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His parents and one brother, Chris Tenorio, preceded him in death. A celebration of life service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Grandview Christian Church in Canon City.

Tenorio, Garfield
Garfield Tenorio - Huerfano World Journal - April 17, 2009 - Garfield Tenorio, 69, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2009. He was born on August 12, 1939 to Basilio and Romalita Tenorio in Walsenburg, CO. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Maxine; his daughter, Yvette (Robert) Pineda; his son, Lewis (Christy) Tenorio; and his grandchildren Angela and Travis Pineda, Angel and Lewis Tenorio, and Ashley Trujillo. He is also survived by his brother Wilfred (Eufemia) Tenorio; sister Velma Atencio; brothers-in-law Julian (Anita) Cisneros, Mike (Juanita) Cisneros and Ronnie Trujillo; and his sisters-in-law DeDe Aranda and Liz Tenorio. He was preceded in death by his parents Basilio and Romalita Tenorio; in-laws Angelo and Annie Cisneros; brothers, Edward and Oris Tenorio; sisters, Frances Gallegos, Gloria Trujillo; and special friend Faustino Griego. Garfield retired from the Rio Grande Railroad after 35 years. He loved caring for his many horses and chickens. He also loved taking kids to the farm to ride horses. Rosary and Memorial Mass to be held Friday, April 17th at 2 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial after services at North Veta Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Eagles Hall.

Tenorio, Hilario
Hilario Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - The funeral of Hilario Tenorio was held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the chapel of T.G. McCarthy & Sons and 2 from Mt. Carmel church. Father A.M. Valentino officiated. Interment in Roselawn.

Tenorio, Kathleen A.
Kathleen A. Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2003 - Kathleen A. Tenorio, age 67, of Canon City, passed away on Jan. 16, 2003, in Canon City. She was born on July 26, 1935, a daughter of the late Cecil and Phyllis Lopez Diaz. On Dec. 12, 1950, she married Edward B. Tenorio Sr.; he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2001. Kathleen is survived by six children, Edward B. (Carol) Tenorio of Canon City, Richard L. (Donna) Tenorio of Canon City, Leonard J. Tenorio of Auckland, New Zealand, Bernard (Suzie) Tenorio of Las Animas, Susan (David) Smith of Canon City, John Tenorio of Canon City; three sisters, Rebecka Diaz of Denver, Mary Espinoza of Tucson, Rosalie Rivera of Denver; brothers, Cecil Diaz Jr. of Los Angeles, Andrew Gallegos of Denver, Arthur Rivera of Denver, Alex Guest of Birmingham, England; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Kathleen preferred the Christian Science tradition. She was a cake decorator and made many wedding cakes for family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Grandview Christian Church in Canon City with Pastor Scott Middleton officiating. Cremation was entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home.

Tenorio, Lloyd Conrad
Lloyd Conrad Tenorio - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Lloyd Conrad Tenorio, 57, of Walsenburg, died November 9, 1998. Born February 10, 1941 in Walsenburg to Andrew and Martha Gallegos Tenorio, he worked for some years for the Huerfano County Sheriff's Department. He most recently worked as a truck driver for Zorc Home Improvement. Mr. Tenorio, also known as Oscar by his grandchildren, made jewelry for family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Orpha, of 34 years, of the family home, four children, Andrew Tenorio, Cheryl Valdez and Conrad Lee Tenorio, Walsenburg, and Connie Goron, Wyoming; a sister Eileen Martinez, Walsenburg; two brothers, Richard Tenorio, Walsenburg and Donald Tenorio, Fort Collins; mother-in-law, Helen Romero, Walsenburg; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Graveside service by the Fort Carson Burial Team. Lloyd Conrad Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1998 - Lloyd Conrad Tenorio, 57, Walsenburg, Nov. 9. Survived by wife, Orpha Tenorio, Walsenburg; and children, Connie Gordon, Wyoming, Andrew Tenorio, Cheryl Valdez and Conrad Lee Tenorio, all of Walsenburg. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, St. Mary Church. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg.

Tenorio, Louie H.
Louie H. Tenorio - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 16, 2001 - Louie H. Tenorio, 59, of Tucson, formerly of Denver, died Dec. 7. Services were Jan. 8, with entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Tenorio was born in Denver on Sept. 12, 1941. He was a handyman and a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include mother and stepfather Helen and Richard Tafoya of Commerce City; sisters Betty Lou Trujillo of California, Dorothy Cervantes and Rita Cordova, both of Denver, Delores of Thornton; brothers Manuel Jr. of Utah, John of California, Richard Jr. of Kersey, Clarence Tafoya of Walsenburg.

Tenorio, Martha
Martha Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1995 - Martha Tenorio, 76, Walsenburg, Dec. 21. Survived by husband, Andrew Tenorio; children, Eileen Martinez, Conrad Tenorio, Richard Tenorio, Dave Tenorio, Walsenburg, Donald Tenorio, Fort Collins. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Boies Almont, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - In Memoriam - In Loving memory of My loved ones. Daughter, Donna Martinez - December 29, 1994; Mother, Martha Tenorio - December 21, 1995; Brother, Dave Tenorio - February 28, 1996; Sis, Virg Quintana - July 6, 1997; Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 12, 1998; Loving Memories on their birthdays: Dad, Andy Tenorio - February 4th; Brother, Conrad - February 10th; - Sentiment- Love

Tenorio, Zoe Alexandria
Zoe Alexandria Tenorio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2001 - Zoe Alexandria Tenorio, Oct. 7, 2001-Oct. 18, 2001. Zoe Alexandria Tenorio blessed us with her presence on Oct. 7, 2001. Zoe spent only 11 days with us before she went home to our Lord on Oct. 18, 2001. She touched many lives and many hearts in her short time with us. She will forever be in our prayers and in our hearts. Zoe left behind her parents, Martha Aguirre and Richard Tenorio; grandparents, Max and Susan Aguirre, Richard and Phyllis Tenorio; auntie, Melissa Aguirre; cousin, Elijan Sandoval; auntie, Reggie Tenorio; cousins, Toni Tenorio, Ramon and Quanisha Baros; along with numerous great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo.

Tenpenny, Sherry D.
Sherry D. Tenpenny - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2001 - Age 56, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 21, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Joseph Tenpenny Sr.; children, Herb (Tabatha) Collier, Joseph Tenpenny Jr., Deserie D. Tenpenny, Houdini and Houdinky; grandchildren, Brandi and Ashley Collier. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the Mesa Christian Fellowship, 28726 Highway 50 East.

Tensley, Oralea Marie
Oralea Marie Tensley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2006 - Oralea Marie Tensley, 60, born Nov. 20, 1945, in Kirkland, Wash., passed away on July 22, 2006. Preceded in death by her father, Amos R. Terry; and stepfather, Landon H. Avery. Survived by her loving husband, Gary R. Tensley; son, Patrick (Shawn) Tensley; daughter, Ruthann M. Teem; granddaughter, Cheyenne M. Teem; mother, MaryLynn Avery; brothers, Ralph (Carol) Terry, Landon L. Avery, Martin (Twyla) Terry, Bruce Terry; sisters, Linda Henson, Debbie Evett; stepmother, Donna Terry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Oralea loved people and the Lord. She sold Avon and also was in the President's Club for eight years. Oralea also owned her own business called Our Place and taught ceramics. She had a degree in biology from SCSC. She enjoyed making people happy and doing God's work always was her life's mission. Oralea was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. She is out of pain and in God's Hands now. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Terich, Mike
Mike Terich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Mike Terich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Mike Terich: Montenegrin. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Terlep, Albert Charles
Albert “Al” Charles Terlep - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2004 - Albert “Al” Charles Terlep went to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Terlep; sister, Pauline Klintz. Al is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Rose Marie (Koncilja) Terlep; siblings, Stanley (Elsie) Terlep, Florence Orazem, John (Anita) Terlep and Edward (Helen) Terlep; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, and special friends at Furr's Cafeteria. Al served during World War II in the Army. He always had a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Aug. 9, 2004, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. At the family's request, in lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Albert C. Terlep through the funeral home.

Terlep, Edward D.
Edward D. Terlep - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Edward D. Terlep, 85, born Sept. 2, 1921, passed away Nov. 15, 2006. Predeceased by wife, Helen R. Terlep; parents, John J. Terlep and Elizabeth Terlep; brothers, Albert C. Terlep and Stanley F. Terlep; sister, Pauline (Jerry) Klintz; brother-in-law, Harold E. Orazem; sister-in-law, Vivian Terlep; nephew, Jimmie “O” Orazem. Survived by sister, Florence A. Orazem; brother, John J. (Anita) Terlep; sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Terlep and Elsie Terlep; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Randall, Marilyn (Jim) Rhoades, Stanley D. Terlep, Richard M. Terlep, John (Beverly) Klintz, Jerry (Kim) Klintz, Renee Scott, Helen (Gary) Lyons, Teresa (Keith) Jones, Lorraine (Steve) Olson, Alene Pichler, Alan Teck, Ron (Pat) Teck and Barbara (Jim) Ketcham; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Special thanks to Lenda Aragon, Sara Valdez, Margaret Neelen, Wanda Quintana, Lisa Zinke and the entire staff of Sharmar Nursing Home, who became like a second family to Ed during the years Helen and he resided there. Also good friend, Elsie Patterson, who helped him “patrol” their hallway. Special thanks also to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their kindness and care shown to Ed and his family. Ed served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and retired from the Southern Colorado Power Co. He and Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.

Terlep, Helen
Helen Terlep - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2005 - Helen Terlep, 94, born Oct. 12, 1910, passed away Feb. 7, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward Terlep; nieces and nephews, Helen (Gary) Lyons, Teresa (Keith) Jones and Lorraine (Steve) Olson; great-nieces and -nephews, Elizabeth and Danny Lyons, Darin, Ryan, Kendra Jones and Sarah and Josh Olson; as well as several other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Helen Teck; sister, Mary Ann (Ray) Papish; and brothers, Louis, John and Joe Teck. Viewing, 9 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary Church with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Helen's memory. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Helen Terlep. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Alene Pichler, Alan Teck, Ron (Pat) Teck and Barbara (Jim) Ketcham. Viewing, 9 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary's Church with funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Helen's memory. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Sharmar Village for their special care and concern.

Terlep, Stanley Frank
Stanley Frank Terlep - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Stanley Frank Terlep, 92, born Sept. 11, 1913, passed away Feb. 19, 2006. Survived by his wife, Elsie; sons, Stanley D. Terlep, Richard M. Terlep; grandsons, Eric Terlep, Aaron Terlep; great-grandchildren, Chad and Megan; sister, Florence Orazem; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Terlep; brothers, John (Anita) and Edward. Stanley served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was a talented carpenter, who worked for various contractors in Pueblo. He retired from Basset Construction in 1978. At his request, cremation with no viewing or service.

Terlip, Frank Rudolph
Frank Rudolph Terlip - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Frank Rudolph Terlip, age 93, passed away June 23, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Johanna F. Terlip, June 19, 1997, and daughter, Norma Jean Todero, May 30, 1977. Survived by his children, Patricia (Rodger) Kimsey, Littleton, Colo., and Frank (Carol) Terlip, Southlake, Texas. Grandfather of Brian and Kristen Terlip, Southlake, Texas, and Dominick and Frank Todero of Pueblo. Also survived by his brother, Victor Terlip, San Francisco, Calif. Preceded also in death by his parents, Anton and Mary Terlip; brothers, Ludwig, Tony, Louis and Fred Terlip; and sisters, Anna Ferkul, Jean Simpson and Mary Stark. Mr. Terlip retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 40 years of service. He was named the Bowler of the Year for 1990 by the Pueblo Bowling Association and won numerous tournaments and match games throughout the country. One of his favorite pastimes was refurbishing Model A Fords. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, where services will be held. Visitation, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Rosary, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends and family at Rosario's Restaurant, 2930 N. Elizabeth, in the banquet room following the interment.

Teronia, F.
F. Teronia – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: F. Teronia is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. F. Teronia: Mexican, age 24, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Terrazas, Stella L.
Stella L. Terrazas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2003 - Stella L. Terrazas, 58, passed away Feb. 19, 2003. Survived by her husband, Lucio Terrazas of the family home; siblings, Caroline (Jess) Olivas, Tom Jacquez, Edward James (Shirley) Jacquez and Anastacio (Carmen M.) Jacquez; sister-in-law, Ramona Terrazas; special goddaughter, Adriana Marquez; three angels, Jonathan, Alex and Diana; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Lucy and Ramon Pina. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Frances in 1999; and brother, Charles in 1999. Stella was born Nov. 23, 1944, in Pueblo and was the manager at a local KFC. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at St. Leander Church, Seventh and Monument. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Terrian, Lena L
Lena L Terrian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2004 - Lena L Terrian 85, of Lakewood, formerly of Walsenburg. Funeral Service Thursday, 1:00 pm, viewing 12:00- 1:00, also viewing Wednesday 4- 8 pm all at Aspen Lakewood Chapel, 1350 Simms St. Interment, Golden Cemetery. Survived by sister Frieda Kenner, son Jan, daughter, Cathy Falsetto (Richard), grandchildren Vanessa Wormington, Richard Falsetto Jr., great grandchildren Rikki, Gianni, and Joseph.

Terris, Anna R.
Anna R. Terris - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1987 - Anna R. Terris was born Nov. 14, 1891, in South Ottawa, Ill., and passed away Dec. 27, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Mother of Edward (Leona) Steinke of Pueblo; grandmother of Carl (Carolyn) Steinke of Pueblo, Robert (Linda) Steinke of North Pole, Alaska, and Cindy (William) Carson of Fowler, Colo. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, Mrs. Terris was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William Carson of Fowler Christian Church and the Rev. Duke Brown of Park Hill Christian Church officiating. Respects may be paid after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Terrones, Florencio
Florencio “Terry” Terrones - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Florencio “Terry” Terrones, 81, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. He was born on Oct. 27, 1921, to the union of Candelario and Loretta Terrones in Holly, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Joseph A. Terrones; brothers, Frank and John Terrones; and sister, Frances Valdez. Florencio leaves to cherish his memory his children, Theodore (Josie) Terrones, Edward (Charlene) Terrones Simms, Virginia (Ben) Martinez, Lorenzo Terrones, Charles Terrones, Frank (Josette) Terrones; sister, Candelaria (Lino) Granados; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Florencio was lovingly known to his family as the “Father of Invention.” He will be remembered by his love for his grandchildren, spending time at his sons' tire shop, Superior Tire & Muffler, and his never-ending energy, while living life to its fullest. Viewing will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today; and funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Terrones, Ted
Ted Terrones - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2000 - Ted Terrones, 76, of Crowley, Colorado, passed away Feb. 18, 2000. As per his request, cremation and no services. Complete notice on Web site: www.MontgomerySteward.com.

Terry, Albert S.
Albert S. Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2006 - Albert S. Terry, 79, passed away March 13, 2006, in Pueblo. Services in Denver.

Terry, Angus
Angus Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1920 - Angus Terry, 3 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Terry, died at the resident 1232 Euclid, yesterday. The body is at Davis & Vories.

Terry, Carol
Carol J. (Johnston) Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1998 - Carol J. (Johnston) Terry, 74, formerly of Pueblo, graduated to glory April 25, 1998, at Daughters Home, Port Republic, Md. Preceded in death by husband, Don Terry. Survived by daughter, Sharron (Gary) Bickle; son, Bill (Jeannie) Martin, Canon City; sisters, Mary Jane Huckleberry Gettler and Jean B. (Tom) Janoski; brother, James M. (Christine) Johnston, Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Robert (Jolene) Bickle, Lisa (Bill) Deel, Port Republic, Md., Billie Ray (Scott) Sippel, and Dennis and Randy Hawk; aunt, Marian Douglas, Pueblo; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Carol was a longtime member of St. Paul Methodist Church. At her request, cremation. A memorial service is pending. - Carol (Johnson) Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1998 - Carol (Johnson) Terry, deceased April 25, 1998, in Maryland. Memorial Service, 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 1998, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rev. Thomas J. Janoski officiating.

Terry, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1894 - Mrs. Elizabeth Terry, Wednesday morning, January 19, 1894, aged 62 years, 8 months and 9 days, at the home of her son, D. W. Terry, 425 west Sixth Street. Funeral at 3:30 today from the house.

Terry, Iola Cynthia
Iola Cynthia Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1920 - Iola Cynthia Terry, infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Terry, died at 1232 Euclid Avenue, March 17. Funeral 2 p.m. today from Davis Vories.

Terry, Lizzie
Lizzie Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1900 - Lizzie Terry, Monday Dec. 3, 1900, in this city, aged 8 years daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Terry of Sopris, Colo.

Terry, Luke
Luke Terry - Akron Pioneer Press - November 14, 1913 - Four Men Shot Dead - Three Killed From Ambush In Strike Riots - Mine Guards Slain As They Flee In Auto With Miner From La Veta - Aguilar Miner Shot - La Veta, Colo., Nov 9 - The most tragic battle in the history of the strike struggle in the southern fields took place Saturday afternoon at the Gene Loughhead ranch, three miles west of the mountain town of La Veta, when an automobile containing four guards, the driver and one miner, was ambushed by a gang of men and three of them killed and two wounded. The dead - Harry Bryan, 1832 Ogden street, Denver, captain of guards; Walter Whitten, Carlton hotel, Denver, guard; Luke Terry, Colorado Springs, chauffer. The Wounded - R. G. Adams, Arriba, Colo., shot through left arm and right foot; William Gamblin, miner, shot through right lung. The place where the shooting took place is ideal for an ambush. The road winds out of La Veta and runs along and up a hill. At the right of the hill, where the road starts up, is the Loughhead reservoir held in by a dirt embankment. It was from this embankment that the strikers did their firing. The riddled automobile stood Saturday night in the same spot where the stiffening hands of the chauffeur had stopped it. Terry slipped down in his seat still holding the wheel. Fifty yards back Captain Bryan lay face downward with his gun under him. Whitten, twenty yards back of the machine lay on his back. The machine was riddled with bullets. Gamblin is at the Owen ranch. He is not in a dangerous condition. R. G. Adams was taken to the office of Dr. Lamme. General Chase Says Situation Critical - Trinidad - Adjutant General John Chase regards the situation in the strike zones of southern Colorado as most serious following a day of bloodshed and violence. The streets of Trinidad and every section of the strike district are being guarded by militiamen to prevent further outbreaks. One non-union miner shot and killed and one striker wounded at Aguilar; a mine clerk, assaulted, beaten and left for dead by strikers at the McLaughlin mine three miles south of Trinidad; two miners beaten by strikers at Starkville; a camp marshal captured by strikers, disarmed and driven from Segundo; and a skirmish between strikers and military guards at Forbes, is the record of twenty-four hours in the Las Animas county district since General Chase left Denver for his military headquarters here. Five bridges of the Denver & Rio Grande main line between Cucharas and Rouse Junction have been burned. Strikebreaker Is Slain Near Aguilar - Pedro Armijo, 52, a non-union miner from the Ravenwood mine in Huerfano county, was shot and killed on the outskirts of Aguilar by one of a group of six strikers from the Aguilar tent colony who, it is reported, had followed and surrounded him on his way to Lynn station to take a train for Walsenburg. Terror Rules Coal District - With R. G. Adams, the fourth of the men shot in the ambuscade near La Veta Saturday afternoon, dead in the hospital at Pueblo, the feeling of horror in this district over the killing has intensified. That the reign of terror is on again is freely expressed by citizens. The strained feeling that pervaded both La Veta and Aguilar during Saturday and ended in killings was felt at Walsenburg up until a late hour Sunday night. It broke once when strikers caught Neal McDermott, fire-boss from the Maitland mine, before the Star theatre and beat him. Alamosa Independent Journal - April 6, 1916 - Eight former coal strikers, held in county jail for two years in connection with the killing of Luke Terry and several mine guards at La Veta, during the southern Colorado coal strike in 1913, were ordered released by Judge Essex in the District Court sustaining a motion by their attorney setting up the statue of limitation. They will be liberated within the next few days and will be removed to Walsenburg, it is said; to face grand jury charges involving the death of R. G. Adams, a mine guard. Bayfield Blade – April 7, 1916 – Eight Coal Strikers Released – Pueblo – Eight former coal strikers, held in the county jail for two years in connection with the killing of Luke Terry and several mine guards at La Veta, during the southern Colorado coal strike in 1913, were ordered released by Judge Essex in the District Court sustaining a motion by their attorney setting up the statute of limitation. They will be liberated within the next few days and will be removed to Walsenburg, it is said, to face grand jury charges involving the death of R. G. Adams, a mine guard. Add to original obituary. Yuma Pioneer – November 21, 1913 – Chas. Richards, Chas. Shepard, Edward Krupa, Peter Rich, Daniel and Edward Richards all reported to have confessed to shooting from ambush R. G. Adams, Harry Bryan, Walter Whitten, Luke Terry and William Gamblin, at La Veta, on the 8th.

Terry, Lydia E.
Mrs. J. H. Terry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1909 - Mrs. J. H. Terry, wife of Judge Terry of Silverton, died at Los Angeles, Cal., Saturday. Mrs. Terry had but recently reached California from Colorado in hopes that the change from the cold, snowy climate of her home to that of southern California might prove beneficial to her health. About two months ago Mrs. Terry fell and broke her arm and badly bruised her body generally, from the effects of which pneumonia developed. She has remained in a critical condition ever since and the attending physicians advised that she be taken to the lower part of California where it was hoped the mild warm climate and sunshine would do much to improve her condition. Judge Terry and their daughter, Mrs. M. W. Strong of Denver, were with Mrs. Terry in California and will return with the remains to Pueblo, where interment will be made. Services will be held at McCarthy's chapel Thursday, January 28, at 10 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Terry spent several winters in Pueblo with their daughter, Mrs. M. W. Strong and are well known in this city.

Terry, Mamie
Mamie Terry – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 22, 1878 – Suicide – A Fair Frail One Takes Laudanum – By the time this issue of the Chieftain reaches our readers, another unfortunate will have departed for that unknown country beyond the grave, through poison administered by her own hand. About ten o'clock last night a young girl known as Mamie, who boarded at Miss Esther Baldwin's, came in from a carriage ride with some friends and in a short time went to her room. Sometime afterwards another occupant of the house went into Mamie's room and found her in an unconscious condition and immediately gave the alarm. Medical aid was immediately summoned and the physicians on their arrival pronounced it a case of opium poison, the vile drug having been absorbed into the patient's system to such an extent before the discovery of her rash act that she was even then beyond medical aid. At half past two o'clock this morning the unfortunate girl was still alive, though her end was evidently drawing nigh. She is supposed to have procured and taken the poison while she was out yesterday evening. From her conversation with several persons during the past two days, she evidently contemplated the rash act, and was much enraged yesterday afternoon on finding that a female friend had destroyed a quantity of arsenic which she had concealed in her room. She had talked considerably about her mother and other relatives and paid up all the little debts she owed. Mamie had been a resident of this city for about four years, she was a native of St. Louis, of Bohemian parentage and was separated from her husband, whose name is Terry, and, we are informed, a plumber in that city. She had been drinking some during the day, but no great amount. The poor girl received every attention possible from her companions, and all that medical skill could accomplish was done for her. – The unfortunate girl, Mamie, who took laudanum as stated in our issue of yesterday, died on Friday at 2 o'clock. Dr. Thombs, the coroner, held an inquest upon the body, resulting in a verdict that the deceased came to her death by poison administered by her own hand. The deceased was buried yesterday afternoon. The coffin was a very handsome one, and no expense was spared by her friends and acquaintances here in giving the poor girl an appropriate burial. She has gone to her account and those who would speak harshly of her should bear in mind the text of scripture – “Let him who is without sin amongst you cast the first stone.”

Tesitor, Carl
Carl Tesitor – Huerfano World – April 1, 2004 - Carl Tesitor Dies at 90 - Carl Tesitor, a lifetime resident of southern Colorado, died peacefully, at home surrounded by family on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004. Born in Aguilar on Oct. 12, 1913, Mr. Tesitor grew up in Walsenburg. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Elsie Lenzini Tesitor and by his daughter, Diane Tesitor McLarty. He is survived by five children: Nechie (Jim) Hall, Carlos (Elizabeth) Tesitor, Jeanne (Rob) Candler David (Mary Jo) Tesitor, Lisa (Robert) Ingoldby and his son- in-law, Ron McLarty. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his brother, Jim Tesitor. During the 1940's, Mr. Tesitor moved his family to Craig, where he served as managing partner for Taylor Coal Mining Company, overseeing coal mines in Trinidad, Aguilar Craig and, Meeker. At one point, Taylor Coal Company employed over 200 miners. He returned to Walsenburg in 1959 when he purchased a partnership in Lenzini Motor Company, and took over management of the petroleum department, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Tesitor was active in the community and the recipient of numerous awards including being named "Man of the Year" by the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Colorado Petroleum Jobbers Association, where he served as president from 1972-74. Mr. Tesitor was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Huerfano County Hospital for his role in getting a hospital built in the community in 1963 and then serving as chairman or a member of the Board for over 25 years. Mr. Tesitor also served as president of the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the local Economic Development Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and active in St. Mary's Church. He was an avid fisherman, champion golfer and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Services were held this past Monday. In lieu of flowers, Carl asked that contributions be made to the Walsenburg Mining Museum.

Tesitor, Elsie
Elsie Lenzini Tesitor - Huerfano World - April 24, 2003 - Elsie Lenzini Tesitor peacefully passed away Apr. 21, 2003. She will be greatly missed by her beloved, husband of 59 years, Carl Tesitor and her children, Nechie (Jim) Hall, Ron McLarty, Carlos (Elizabeth)Tesitor, Jeannie (Rob) Candler, David (Mary Jo) Tesitor and Elisa (Robert) Ingoldby. She is also survived by her brother, Mike Lenzini, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.S. "Sandy" Lenzini and Nechie Lenzini; a brother, Sandy Lenzini Jr. and her daughter, Diane McLarty. Elsie was a devoted wife and mother with an unquenchable curiosity and intellect, a joyous artistic spirit and a sense of humor that brought laughter to all she touched. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the St. Mary Church building and renovation fund in Elsie's name. At her request, a private family service was held today with burial in St. Mary North Cemetery.

Tesitor, James J.
James J. Tesitor - The Huerfano Journal - October 9, 2008 - James J. Tesitor, a lifelong Walsenburg resident passed away October 4, 2008. He was born in Walsenburg, March 19, 1920, to immigrant parents Nicolo and Josefina Tesitor. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Sam Taylor, Philip, Carl, and Anthony; sisters, Mary Scariano, Ann Bell, Jean Thompson and Helen Belleganti. He is survived by his wife Rubie; children, Kim (Brad) Van Wormer, Wynn (Tim) Keck, Gene (Lorinda) Corley, grandchildren; Shelly, Staci, Cameron, Taylor, Jesa, and Ryan, great-grandchildren; Micah and Tyler. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. James graduated from Walsenburg High School, class of 1938, followed by two years at Grinnell College in Iowa. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in April 1942, and discharged from active duty at Ft. Lewis Washington, in 1946. He joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve followed by service at Buckley Field in Colorado. James retired from the military after twenty years of service, with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Following WWII, he returned to Walsenburg and was associated with his brother, Sam T. Taylor in a real estate and abstract business. He subsequently resumed research for his degree, and enrolled at Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he was awarded his B.A. degree in Economics, in 1952. Returning to Walsenburg in 1952, James was appointed Postmaster by President Harry S. Truman. He served in that position for 28 years, and retiring in 1980. During that time, Mr. Tesitor served his community in various activities including City Council, Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary School Board member, Lions Club, Walsenburg Club, American Legion, and basketball official for Colorado High School Activities Association. James was an avid golfer for over sixty years. He was one of the principle founders of the Walsenburg Golf Association. He served as President and Secretary and was a golf club champion three years in a row, in 1967, 1968 and 1969. Donations may be made to Sr. Carol Tlach's Outreach Program through St. Mary Church. Funeral Mass was at 10 am, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment is at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Tesitor, Phillip
Phillip Tesitor - Huerfano World - August 1, 1991 - Funeral service for Phillip Tesitor, who died July 28, 1991, in Grand Junction, was Wednesday in that city. Mr. Tesitor, who had been ill for the past two years, died one day before his 83rd birthday, July 29. Survivors include his wife, Merle, Grand Junction; two sons, Don Tesitor, San Diego, CA, and Charles Tesitor, Longmont; two sisters, Jean Thompson, Denver and Helen Bellegante, Walsenburg and two brothers, Carl Tesitor and James Tesitor, Walsenburg.

Tessitore, Angelo
Angelo (Bob) Tessitore - Huerfano World - February 23, 1989 - Angelo (Bob) Tessitore, 90, a long-time resident of Aguilar died Feb. 9, 1989, in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He was born Apr. 17, 1898 in Aguilar. He worked in several coal mines and was employed by the Town of Aguilar as water superintendent and marshal for several years. He moved to California in 1963 and resided there for 27 years. Funeral service was Feb. 15 from St. Anthony's Church and burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery.

Tessitore, Antonio
Antonio Tessitore - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 11, 1922 - Walsenburg - A ranchman searching for lost cattle came on the bodies of two men lying by a wrecked car in tan arroyo of Big Sandy, a creek bed near the Pueblo-Walsenburg road. The bodies were identified as those of Antonio Tessitore and Frank Leone of Walsenburg. The two men were overtaken by a cloudburst in the arroyo a few days ago.

Tessitore, Mary
Mary Tessitore - Huerfano World - December 19, 1991 - Mrs. Mary Tessitore, 82, of Walsenburg, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 17,1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she had been a patient for a week. She had been ill about two months. Born Oct. 15 1905, in Jansen, her family came to Walsenburg when she was an infant and she was raised here. She married Sam Tessitore at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg Oct. 4, 1930 and they had resided in the city since that time. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the Tabernacle Society. Survivors include her husband, Sam, Walsenburg; a daughter, Angelina "Angie" Gladson, Durango; four sisters, Rose Hann and Josephine Bonfiglio, Walsenburg and Sarah Basatto and Virginia Genetelli, Burbank, CA; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A Tabernacle Society rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Thursday (today) from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Tessitore, Mary K.
Mary K. Tessitore - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - Mary K. Tessitore, 83, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001.  Mrs. Tessitore was born on Aug. 12, 1918 in Cameron to Leopoldo  and Catherine Yonda Repola.  Mrs. Tessitore, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by her husband, Nick Tessitore Sr., Walsenburg; children, Charlotte (Ernie) Martinez,  Greeley, Richard (Vicki) Tessitore, Tucson, AZ, and Nick (Kathy) Tessitore Jr., Salida; 10 grandchildren; and eight gr. grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.  Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at St. Mary Church.  Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary's name to the Senior Outreach Program through Sr. Carol's  Ministries.

Tessitore, Sam
Sam Tessitore - Huerfano World - April 2, 1992 - Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church for Sam Tessitore 83, of Walsenburg, who died Mar. 25, 1992, in Mercy Medical Center in Durango. Born July 25,1908, in Prizzi, Sicily, his parents came to Walsenburg when he was age three. He married Mary Glorioso in St. Mary Church in Walsenburg Oct. 3, 1930 and they lived here until her death last December. He had been living with his daughter in Durango since that time. Mr. Tessitore was employed by Sporleder Selling and Wholesale Foods for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Mary Church and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Walsenburg Council #2139 for 46 years of service. Survivors include a daughter, Angelina Gladson, Durango; two brothers, Nick Tessitore, Walsenburg and Pete Tessitore, Tacoma, WA; one sister, Josephine Johnson, North Hollywood, CA; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Hood Mortuary of Durango and Boies Almont Chapel were in charge of arrangements.

Tezak, Anna
Anna Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2005 - Anna Tezak passed away Sept. 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katherine Tezak; four brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by two sisters, Olga and Dorothy Tezak; and many other relatives. At Anna's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, St. Mary Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. A special thank you to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice caregivers, Kathie and Liz; and a special thank you to Fran Pilcher.

Tezak, Carolyn C.
Carolyn C. Tezak – Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1997 - Carolyn C. Tezak, 87, passed away Oct. 8, 1997. Beloved wife of John L. Tezak- and mother of John L. (Lois A.) Tezak Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, Carol Ann (Gary) Kyte, Beulah, Colo., and Mary Rose Olenik, Del Mar, Calif.- grandchildren, John Tezak IV, Kimberly Daus, Jacob P. Tezak, Kristi Legerski, Gary C. Kyte, Karin Romero, Karla Arrieta, Alexandra Olenik and Justin Olenik- 12 great-grandchildren- and brothers and sisters, Ann Spritzer, Matt Kochevar, Josephine Mesick, Jake Kochevar and Dorothy Ferrell. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Tezak was a member of St. Francis Church, where services will be held. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, with cremation to follow. Viewing hours, 1 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Catholic Social Services through the funeral home office. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Tezak, Helen K.
Helen K. Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1993 - Helen K. Tezak departed this life Aug. 8, 1993, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Tezak, in 1988. Survived by her daughter, Helen "Kay" Garson, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Gary Lewis, Patricia (Earl) Wear, Kenneth (Carrie)Lewis, Raymond (Janice) Lewis, all of Pueblo, Bernard (Nellie) Lewis, Arizona, Robert Lewis, Pueblo, and Dorothy Hewitt, Texas. Also survived by grandson, Robert D. Garson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Pueblo. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Kershaw, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Tezak, Joe E.
Joe E. Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1999 - Joe E. Tezak, 88, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away March 21, 1999. He was preceded in death by his son, Col. Joseph E. Tezak II, three sisters and one brother. Survived by his wife, Pauline- daughter, Irene (Jack) Brookhart, Englewood, Colo. - ten grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- and a sister, Ann LaTronica. He was a prominent general contractor in Pueblo, supervised the construction of the Yacht Club Condominiums in Dillon and the Vail Racquet Club in Vail. During World War II he was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, a past member of the Supervisory Committee for Mt. Carmel Credit Union, the Serra Club, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus No. 557, aboard member of the Sacred Heart Orphanage, General Contractors Association and the Allied Contractors Association. In 1958 he received the Papal Honor, the Benemerenti Medal. He and his family enjoyed many years of fishing and outdoor recreation at their cabin in San Isabel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Friday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church Parish, 900 E. Routt Ave.

Tezak, John L.
John L. Tezak – Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1997 - John L. Tezak, age 89, passed away Nov. 18, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, Oct. 8, 1997, and by his parents, four sisters and one brother. Survived by his children, John L. (Lois A.) Tezak, Fort Worth, Texas, Carol Ann (Gary) Kyte, Beulah, Colo., and Mary Rose Olenik, Del Mar, Calif.- grandchildren, John Tezak IV, Kimberly Daus, Jacob P. Tezak, Kristi Legerski, Gary C. Kyte, Karin Romero, Karla Arrieta, Alexandra Olenik and Justin Olenik- 12 great-grandchildren- and brothers and sisters, Martin Tezak, Gunnison, Colo., Frances Sutey, St. Louis Park, Minn., Barbara Flynn, Grass Valley, Calif., and William Tezak of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mr. Tezak was a member of St. Francis Parish. He was a coal miner, construction worker for Gunnison County, supervisor for Brown Construction Co. and later retired from Broderick and Gibbons Construction Co. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. The family requests the omission of flowers and asks that donations be made to Catholic Social Services through the funeral home office or to the charity of choice. Viewing hours are 1 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Tezak, John W.
John W. Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2000 - John W. Tezak departed this life May 23, 2000. He was born Sept. 10, 1916, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; parents, John and Mary Tezak; brother, Albert Tezak; and sister, Elsie Tezak. Survived by his sisters, Ethel and Mary Ann Tezak; stepchildren, Darwin (Delores) McCurry, Daryal (Rose) McCurry and Robert (Bonnie) McCurry of Denver. He is also survived by cousins, numerous step-grandchildren and many friends including Beverly and Fred Bacca and Andrew and Charlotte Stone. John was employed at the CF&I. Steel Corp., the Pueblo Ordinance Depot and engaged in farming. Funeral Mass, Friday, May 26, 2000, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Denver Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home office.

Tezak, Joseph Eugene
Joseph Eugene Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2001 - Joseph Eugene Tezak passed away Nov. 9, 2001. Preceded in death by wife, Edith; parents, John and Catherine Tezak; brothers, John and Lloyd; and sisters, Frances Tezak, Mary Ann Patrick and Catherine Patrick. Survived by brother, William; sisters, Ann, Olga and Dorothy Tezak; sister-in-law, Gea Tezak; nieces, Dorothy Wilson and Darlene (Peter) Stadler; special niece, Mary Ann (George) Beauvais; nephews, Lloyd Tezak and Patrick and Michael Stadler; and special friend, Rose Cesar. Joseph retired from the CF&I shipping department in 1974. He served in the U.S. Army in the Aleutian Islands, Luzon, Philippines, during World War II. He earned many decorations and citations including American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze service star, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Joseph was also a member of FOE No. 145, BPOE No. 90 and a member of St. Mary's Church where services will be held. Funeral service, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 10 a.m. Please omit food and flowers.

Tezak, Kathryn M.
Kathryn M. Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1991 - Kathryn M. Tezak of Vineland, Oct. 24, 1991. Wife of John Tezak. Mother of Darwin (Dolores) McCurry and Daryel (Rose) McCurry, both of Vineland, and Robert (Bonnie) McCurry, Denver. Sister of Margaret (Calvin) Phillips, Vineland, Mary (Louis) Centa, Boulder, and Charles Thompson, Las Vegas, Nev. Survived also by seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. A longtime resident of the Vineland area, Mrs. Tezak was a member of St. Therese Parish of Vineland. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests food and flowers be omitted. Those who wish are asked to make donations to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home office.

Tezak, Mary
Mary "Nanny" (Stepan) Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1998 - Mary "Nanny" (Stepan) Tezak, 99, Pueblo, died Nov. 14, 1998. She loved gardening and going to church. Predeceased by parents, Frank and Johanna Gnidica- first husband, Joe Stepan Sr., and second husband, Anton Tezak- son, Joe Stepan Jr. - brother, Father Daniel Gnidica- sister, Pauline Perse- and son-in-law, Carl Valentish. Survived by son, Ray (Wilma) Stepan- and daughter, Mary Ann Valentish, both of Pueblo- sister, Sister Leocadia Gnidica, Chicago- grandchildren, Ray (Jamie) Stepan, La Junta, Kathy (Neil) Cox, Meeteese, Wyo., Joe (Paula) Stepan, Karla (Larry) Crocombe, and Chuck (Dorothy) Valentish, all of Pueblo- nine great-grandchildren- three great-great-grandchildren- and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.

Tezak, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2001 - Lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Oct. 2, 2001. She is preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Tezak; brother, John William Tezak Jr.; and the twins, Elsie and Albert Tezak. She is survived by her loving sister, Ethel Tezak of Pueblo, as well as cousins. Mary was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Tezak, Robert J.
Robert J. Tezak - Huerfano World - December 19, 2002 – State Patrol – A 38-year-old New Mexico man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 25, just north of Walsenburg. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Robert J. Tezak, of Albuquerque, died at the scene of massive head injuries. Tezak was driving northbound when he went off the left side of the road, traveled back onto the road, rotated clockwise and skidded off the right side of the road. The vehicle then hit a delineator post, skidded across the frontage road, up an embankment and hit a fence before rolling one time. Tezak was pronounced dead at the scene by Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran.

Tezak, William
William Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2003 - William Tezak, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 29, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, John and Katherine Tezak; brothers, John, Lloyd and Joseph; sisters, Mary Patrick, Catherine Patrick and Frances Tezak. Survived by sisters, Anna, Olga and Dorothy Tezak; sister in-law, Gea Tezak; nephew, Lloyd J. Tezak; niece, Dorothy Wilson; grand niece, Darlene Stadler; great-grand nephews, Patrick and Michael Stadler. William served in the Air Force during World War II, he served in Africa, the Middle East, the Air Combat Ploesti, Normandy Air Offensive and in Italy. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Distinguished Unit Citation. He retired from Jett Supply after many years of service. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of William Tezak to St. Mary Church.

Tezak, William V.
William V. Tezak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1999 - William V. Tezak born July 26, 1920, in Crested Butte, Colo., and passed away on March 24, 1999. Predeceased by his father, John Tezak- mother, Barbara (nee Volk) Tezak Naglich- stepfather, Lawrence Naglich- brother, John L. Tezak-sisters, Rose Tezak, Mary Guzzol, Barbara Flynn, Cecelia McElvain. Survived by his brother, Martin Tezak, Gunnison- sister, Frances Sutey, Minnesota-numerous nieces and nephews. William was a business teacher at Gunnison High School prior to serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a professor and Associate Dean of the Business School at Utah State University in Ogden where he retired in 1975 after 20years of service. Since his retirement, he was a resident of Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be no viewing nor services



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