The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Thomason, Clyde S.
Clyde S. Thomason - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1999 - Clyde S. Thomason born March 6, 1928, to Christopher and Tiney Thomason, passed away Nov. 24, 1999. Survived by wife, Jennie (Kovacich) Thomason, to whom he was married on June 26, 1948; and his mother, Tiney Thomason; children, Sandy (Steve) Markus, Anthony Thomason, Mary Ann Cole, Katrina Thomason (Robert Nees); grandsons, Shawn Cole and Rion Cole. Also survived by five brothers, and six sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father and special friend, Donna Morlan. Retired from the United States Air Force, as Senior Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. He was in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Commendations awarded during his service years include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award W/3 Br OLC and the Good Conduct Medal W/4. After his military retirement, he worked for the U.S. Post Office for 10 years, while owning his own business. Clyde retired in 1990. After his retirement, he enjoyed flying his racing pigeons with the Pueblo Racing Homers Club. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with full military honors. No viewing will be scheduled. Family will receive friends following the service. The family requests the omission of food

Thomason, Malvia T.
Malvia T. Thomason - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1987 - Malvia T. Thomason, 91, passed away March 24, 1987, at a local nursing home. Born in Calhoun, Ga., on July 30, 1895. Came to Pueblo on May 1, 1926, from Chattanooga, Tenn. Farmed at Rye during the 1930s and 1940s. Resided with only son, Delmar G., in Pueblo. The family requests no food or flowers. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1987, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with Robert McCollom officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Thomason, Tiney
Tiney Thomason - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2002 - Tiney Thomason, 92, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 7, 2002. Born Nov. 10, 1909, in Corona, Kan. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Leona Oles, Iris (Bob) Whitehead, Jane (R.C.) Downs, Arnold (Maria), Clarence (Linda), all of Pueblo, Colo., Ilena (Lee) Sport, Texas, Peggy (Russell) Hollis, Oregon, Louis (Donna) Thomason, North Dakota, Roland (Janet) Thomason, California; sisters, Anne Wolverton, Colorado, Goldie Neuendorf, Wisconsin; 50 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Christopher Thomason; sons, Clyde, Johnny and Nathan; father, Hezzie K. Spradling; mother, Lena Whittenbeck Spradling; sisters, Janey Wittenbeck, Bonnie Healey, Kathren Northrup, Clara Inmon; brothers, Earl, Donsal Dale, Cecil Spradling; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Tom McLallen. Tiney dearly loved her children, and was a wonderful mom. She had a heart of gold and a personality that would not quit. Tiney was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She belonged to many bowling leagues, a Bunnco club, and the Moose Lodge No. 19. Her life's work included cooking, truck driving and quilting. For over 25 years, she kept busy working at the fair and as janitor and cook. She enjoyed animals and crocheting. Viewing is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Tiney's name.

Thombs, Pembrooke R.
Pembrooke R. Thombs – Durango Democrat – April 30, 1902 – Pembrooke R. Thombs, who for nearly twenty years was superintendent of the state insane asylum and formerly president of the Colorado State Medical association, died at his home in this city at 12:45 o'clock this morning of a complication of diseases. Dr. Thombs was 63 years old and is survived by a wife and one daughter. He was a veteran of the civil war and served during the entire four years in an Illinois regiment. He came to Colorado in 1856, and until 1879 pursued the practice of his profession with marked success. He was appointed superintendent of the asylum in 1879 by Governor Gilpin. He resigned in 1899 as the result of an investigation into the conduct of the asylum started at the instigation of a former employee which brought to light the story of an illegitimate child which was born to a patient within the asylum and died on the asylum grounds. Aside from this Dr. Thombs' management of the asylum was pronounced satisfactory. Above was clipped from Denver's Post of yesterday. Mrs. Thombs has several sisters who are well known in this section, Mrs. H. C. Bollinger, Mrs. Charles Wigglesworth and Mrs. Lieutenant Waters. Dr. Thombs was a popular and splendid citizen, an ideal friend and as loyal as man was ever created. The Democrat regrets his death.

Thombs, Peter R.
Dr. Peter R. Thombs – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 2, 1902 – Dr. Peter R. Thombs died at Pueblo April 28th, at the age of sixty-two. Dr. Thombs served through the war as an army surgeon, acquiring enviable distinction. He came to Pueblo soon after the war and was one of the oldest physicians in the state. For many years he was superintendent of the State Insane Asylum. A wife and one daughter survive him.

Thomison, Roberta B.
Tomison, Roberta B. Thomison - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2001 - Roberta B. Thomison passed away May 11, 2001, in Pueblo. Roberta was born May 23, 1917, in May, Okla., to Arthur and Dora Doty Pittman and has resided in Pueblo since 1942. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, American Business Women and the Cactus Rebecca Lodge in Pueblo. Roberta was employed at the J.C. Penney Co. for 33 years and then with Dincler's Fabric for several more years before retiring in 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Thomison in 1996. Mrs. Thomison is survived by her son, Lilburn (Dana) Howarth of Texas; two brothers, Arlo Pittman, Henry (Nellie) Pittman, both of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Rhett and Tara Howarth; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Thomison will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 until 6 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Roberta may be made to the Central Christian Church in Pueblo.

Thomlison, Joseph Albert
Joseph Albert "Brother Joe" Thomlison - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2004 - Joseph Albert "Brother Joe" Thomlison went home to be with the Lord on April 22, 2004, in Okemah, Okla. Preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Ferguson. Survived by wife, Marcella Thomlison, Pueblo; sons, Roy (Tina) Thomlison, Randy (Monica) Lucero, New Mexico, Mark Lucero, Pueblo, Chris Lucero, New Mexico; also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Water of Life Ministries Church, Officiant, Sister Rosie Martinez.

Thompson, Adda B.
Adda B. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1987 - Adda B. Thompson, passed away at a local hospital Oct. 26, 1987. Survived by her sisters, Anna Sandusky, Vallejo, Calif., and Melita Bonker of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Mason M. Thompson, on Oct. 15, 1968; sisters, Sibyl Hammerstrom, Edna McKnight, and Margaret Clark. Born March 26, 1903, in Sedalia, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Methodist Church. There will be viewing on Wednesday until 8 p.m. and on Thursday until noon. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Block "I" at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor W.W. Maple of Temple Baptist Church officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and those who desire may make contributions to the charity of their choice direct or through the funeral home office.

Thompson, Anna Belle
Anna Belle Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1986 - Anna Belle Thompson, 92, died Nov. 4, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Born in Lee County, Miss., on March 28, 1894. Married Bill Thompson on Feb. 8, 1974, in La Junta Survived by husband, Bill daughter, Mrs. Thelma (Guy) Miller, Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Powell-Kuhns Chapel. Interment, Union Valley Cemetery, Hasty.

Thompson, Anna E.
Anna E. Thompson - Greeley Tribune - August 9, 2006 - Anna E. Thompson, 93, of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away Thursday, June 29, 2006. Anna Emilia Travison was born February 20, 1913, in Leadville, Colo. Her mother, Emilia (Covi) Travison immigrated to the U.S. from northern Italy. Her father, Peter Travison, was a Colorado native born in Rye, Colo. He died in the 1918 flue epidemic, and her mother then married Robert Degiorgio in Leadville. When Ann was six years old, the family moved to Superior, Wyo. At the age of 20, Ann married her cowboy sweetheart, Dale Thompson, on March 13, 1933, at Sweetwater, Colo. He preceded her in death in 1994. Besides making afghans, and doing embroidery work, Ann loved to garden and grow African violets. She will be remembered for her hospitality, good cooking, generosity, gentleness and keen sense of humor. She is survived by two of her four children: Richard D. (Marilee) Thompson and Kathleen (Bill) Hollingsworth; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Thompson, Burton Jerome
Burton Jerome Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2001 - Burton Jerome Thompson, born Sept. 8, 1917, at Park River, N.D., to A.C. and Anna (Herom) Thompson, passed away Jan. 31, 2001, at Colorado Veterans Home in Florence, Colo. Preceded in death by wife Georgia; and sister, Harriet (Louie) Plemel. Survived by daughter, Ella Faye (Gary) Gailfus of Sun Prairie, Wis.; granddaughters, Deea Gailfus of Wilson, Wis., and Daedre (Ken) Carlson of Sauk City, Wis.; great-granddaughter, Emmalyn Carlson; sister, Dorothy (George) Robertson of Philadelphia, Pa., and close family friends, Irene Sturgis and Patti Moore of Pueblo. Burton served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1956. During this time he was stationed with the U.S. Consulate in Yokohama, Japan, following WWII. He was also stationed in Baltimore, Md., Fort McCoy, Wis., and Fort Carson, Colo. Since he retired he lived in Pueblo. He entered the Colorado Veterans Nursing Home in 1994. Viewing, 12 p m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Thompson, C. T.
C. T. Thompson - Wray Rattler - July 18, 1902 - C. T. Thompson of Colorado Springs was drowned in Lake Minnequa, Pueblo, on Sunday, the 13th inst.

Thompson, Charlene C.
Charlene C. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2004 - Charlene C. Thompson, 101, entered into eternal life on Aug. 14, 2004. She was born on Feb. 9, 1903, in Webster Grove, Mo., to Joseph Brown and Emily Hellmuth (who died during child birth). Charlene was widowed twice; her first husband, Ray Lamb, died after six years of marriage and second husband, Robert Thompson, died in 1996 after 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her loving sons, Ray and his wife, Darlene of Denison, Texas, Bill and his wife Dennise of Fairfax, Calif.; and daughter, Loretta Polka of Shelton, Conn. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, Clement B.
Clement B. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2001 - Clement B. Thompson joined his beloved Terri in death on Jan. 10, 2001. He was born Sept. 20, 1919, and had lived in Pueblo all of his life. His survivors include his children, Joe Thompson and Cathy Faber; grandchildren, Joey and Melissa Thompson and Jay (Marlene) Faber; great-grandchildren, Allex and Tyler Espinoza Faber; his sisters, Rose Thompson and Mary Beth (Dan) Tortorell of Tucson, Ariz.; and Father William Thompson of Canon City. Mr. Thompson will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory.

Thompson, Cora C.
Cora C. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1998 - Cora C. Thompson, 100, passed away Jan. 1, 1998. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, Lamar Christian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Thompson, Curtis E.
Curtis E. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2000 - Curtis E. Thompson, 70, passed away Nov. 16, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Marge Thompson; son, Randy Thompson; daughter, Patricia (Steve) Litzenberger of La Junta; granddaughters, Sarah (David) Richardson and Katie Litzenberger; sisters, Mildred Anderson of Kansas, Donna Plummer, Barbara Myer; brothers, Ray (Shirley) Thompson and Robert (Wilma) Thompson. Preceded in death by his parents, Reuben and Myrtle Thompson; and brother, Edgar Thompson. Curtis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. Funeral service Saturday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, David L. Jr.
David L. Thompson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - David L. Thompson Jr., of Buena Vista, passed away June 30, 1998. Survived by his wife, Frieda Anna Thompson- daughters, Tina-Lisa (Frank) Nemick, Tara Leia Thompson- grandsons, Alan Moreschini-Nemick, Alex and Greg Nemick. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, Dorothy
Dorothy Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2006 - Dorothy Thompson, 71, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2005. Survived by daughters, Karen Thompson, Craig (Ester) Thompson, Lauralee (Charles) Hensley, Nancy (David) Magoon; grandchildren, Chris T. Thompson, Nick (Angela) Thompson, Sarah and Joshua Magoon; great-grandchild, Eric Thompson; and sisters, Rose (Joe) Brown, Jean Warnica. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Clinton Thompson;, and daughter, Joleitta Thompson. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Temple Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to A Caring Pregnancy Center, Temple Baptist Legacy Fund or the Wayside Cross Gospel Mission.

Thompson, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1987 - Dorothy L. Thompson, passed away May 3, 1987, at Fort Morgan Hospital. She was born June 1, 1910, in Cheyenne, Wyo. When she was a child her parents moved to La Junta, then to Pueblo, where she graduated from Centennial High School. She received her LPN and was trained as a surgical assistant. She worked for the Pueblo Clinic until her retirement. She was married June 1, 1929, to Kenneth J. Thompson, in Pueblo. She moved to Fort Morgan in 1970, following her husband's death. She was a member of the First, Christian Church, past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Pueblo. She was a charter member and past president of the Colorado Association of Medical Assistants. She is survived by son, Dr. Patrick Thompson, Fort Morgan; sister, Miss Teressa Lee, Fort Morgan; five grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Fort Morgan. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Rouch Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Friends who wish may contribute to the Caring Ministries in care of Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan.

Thompson, Edna L.
Edna L. Thompson - Denver Post - January 27, 1996 - Edna L. Thompson, Home extension agent, 86 - Edna L. Thompson of Arvada, a home extension agent for Jefferson County, died Tuesday in Wheat Ridge. She was 86. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Olinger Mortuary, West 29th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. Interment will be in the Arvada Cemetery. She was born June 22, 1909, in Walsenburg. On Sept. 19, 1948, she married Mark Thompson in Longmont. He is deceased. She is survived by a brother, Walter Stack, Vancouver, Wash.; and two sisters, Julia M. Dirks, Longmont, and Ruth Dillard, Bremerton, Wash.

Thompson, Elaine
Elaine Thompson - Caρon City Daily Record - December 30, 2005 - Elaine Thompson, of Fort Collins. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, at Allnutt-Drake Road Chapel in Fort Collins. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at Fort Collins Church of the Nazarene. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 30, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad, with Interment to follow at the Masonic Cemetery Association in Trinidad.

Thompson, Elgean R.
Elgean R. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2002 - Age 77, born April 6, 1924, passed away Feb. 18, 2002. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Jeanne, Oct. 22, 1991. Survived by his children, Gary (Sharon) Thompson, Tom (Donna) Thompson, Patty (John) Dalton, MaryLynn Richardson and Mike Richardson. Grandfather of Todd (Dawn) Thompson, Kelly (Dee) Cline, Ryan Thompson, Sara (Chris) Thompson, Jake (Dani) Thompson, Emily (Andy) Thompson, Scott (Stephanie) Dalton, Kristy (Mark) Godinez, Amy and Ashley Richardson, Jason (Jody) Richardson and Brittney (D.J.) Richardson; great-grandfather of Brady and Emma Thompson, Bailey and Jonah Cline, Ryan Dalton, Jenna and Dominic Godinez, Zachary Richardson and Tyler Dobson. Also survived by his sisters, Eva (Jim) Van Arsdale, Doris Ann (Vern) Blanton; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He will be sadly missed by loving companion and trusted friend, Pat Head, and her family. Elgean retired as superintendent of the C&W Railroad in 1987. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II, a longtime member of Masonic Lodge 31 and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Viewing, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family will receive friends at 305 LaVista Road. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Wesley United Methodist Church in his memory.

Thompson, Elva Elaine
Elva Elaine Thompson - Fort Collins Coloradoan - September 15, 2004 - Elva Elaine Thompson, 81, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at United Medical Center-West. She was born April 23, 1913, in Haigler, Neb., and had lived in Cheyenne since the late 1970s with prior residence in Fort Collins and Wellington, for a total of 40 years. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Moose Lodge, Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW and Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion. She is survived by a son, Richard J. Wood of Elgin, Ore.; a daughter, Mary Lou Fleming of Beaumont, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Nace of Wellington and Elsie Huitt of Greeley; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and her companion, Roger Chapman of Cheyenne. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lois Fisher; a brother, Frank Fisher; and three sisters, Gracie Johnson, Genevieve Reu and Henrietta Malberg. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes with the Rev. Max Janzen officiating. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Cremation will take place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may contribute to Sunnyside Baptist Church, American Diabetes Society and American Cancer Society.

Thompson, Esma M.
Esma M. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Esma M. Thompson, 93, Granada resident, passed away April 1, 2000. Graveside services, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Granada Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Thompson, Evelyn Ruth
Evelyn Ruth Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Evelyn Ruth Thompson. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Thompson, Foy N.
Foy N. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Foy N. Thompson passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005. Foy was born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Harper, Kan. He worked for Hendrie and Bolthoff in Colorado Springs and Southwestern Supply in Pueblo for many years. He also had his own business "TUSCO" and sold pipe valves and fittings to municipalities. Survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Candie (Toimi) Martikainen of Bolton, Conn., Vicki (Rex) Lynch of Laguna Woods, Calif., and Rick (Renee) Thompson of Pueblo; brother, Loren Thompson of Harper, Kan. Foy adored his grandchildren, Christine (Paul) Hazard, Dawn (Greg) Creasey, Sean (Abi) Lynch, Chad (Staci) Lynch, Scot (Tonya) Lynch, Jeremy Lynch, Amy (James) Lopez, Sara (Ryan) Nardini, Brett Thompson; great-grandchildren, Blake Lopez, Preston Hazard, Gianna Nardini, Jake Lopez, Moira Lynch and Grant Lynch. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the House of Hope Orphanage in Anahuac, Mexico, or to the Quito Ecuador School of Biblical Studies.

Thompson, Fred W.
Fred W. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2003 - Fred W. Thompson , 74, of Centennial, Colorado. Father of Todd and Laura; married Patricia Cox in Englewood on Aug. 26, 1993; 5 stepchildren; 13 grandchildren. Served in the US Navy 1951-1954. Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, 11:00 a.m. at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Memorials may be made in Fred's name to Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203. Services by Monarch Society, Denver.

Thompson, G. W.
G. W. Thompson - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 29, 1910 - Aged Pioneer Dies - Pueblo, July 28 - G. W. Thompson, aged 81, of Trinidad, who came to Colorado in the early 60's, died here today, after a long illness. Thompson had many public offices in the early days. He served in the legislature and at different times was county commissioner, county judge, and sheriff of Las Animas County.

Thompson, George Henry
George Henry Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2004 - George Henry Thompson, passed from this world on August 12, 2004, at his home in Pueblo, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Linda and her husband Douglas, son Len and his wife Connie; grandchildren, Shana and her husband Vincent, Michael and his wife Venitia; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Christian, Sofia and Thomas. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 22, 2004 at 10:00 a.m, at the Greenway Nature Center in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, Colo. 81005 or the Greenway Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, Colo. 81003.....

Thompson, Georgia W.
Georgia W. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - Georgia W. Thompson, 86, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2000, in Florence, Colo. Born April 18, 1914, in Johnson City, Tenn., to John and Gertrude Wheeler, who preceded her in death. Survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Burton Thompson; children, Ella Faye Gailfus of Wisconsin and Patricia Moore of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her infant twins. Georgia retired with 20-plus years of service from the Main Post Exchange at Fort Carson, Colo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Thompson, Hartzell
Hartzell Thompson - Huerfano World - July 10, 1980 - Hartzell Thompson, 74, of La Veta died Sunday, July 8, 1980 at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Born September 14, 1905, in Effingham, IL, at the age of three his family moved to New Mexico where they homesteaded for seven years. After that the family moved to Kansas for nine years before moving to Colorado. In 1947 he started his own auto repair shop in Fort Collins which he operated until he retired in 1971 and moved to La Veta. He met and married the former Mary Ann Tanquary on August 29, 1937. Mr. Thompson went into the hospital three weeks ago for surgery. Besides his wife, Mary Ann, of the family home, Mr. Thompson is survived by two brothers, O. J. Thompson, Berthoud and William V. Thompson, Fort Collins; a sister, Mrs. Edna Fox, Moscow, KS; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at La Veta Methodist Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Thompson, Homer C.
Homer C. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1987 - Homer C. Thompson passed away at a local hospital Nov. 27, 1987. Survived by his sons, Raymond Thompson, Johnstown, Iowa; daughter, Kathleen Hayden, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother, Ralph Thompson, Montrose, Calif.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Fae K. Thompson on June 11, 1984. Born May 30, 1888, in Jane Lou, W.Va., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1913. He taught Industrial Arts at Parkhill Grade School (now known as Risley Middle School) for more than 40 years; served as scoutmaster for Pueblo's first Boy Scout Troop; and served on the school board in the 1950s. He was a founder of many children's sports programs, including softball and basketball leagues. After his retirement from teaching, he worked for 25 years as a federal building inspector for the Federal Housing Administration, retiring at the age of 90. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church; life member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club; South Pueblo Lodge No, 31, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; life member of Al Kaly Shrine; and the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Philip Green officiating. Masonic rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who so desire may contribute to the American Cancer Society, direct or through the funeral home office.

Thompson, Howard T.
Howard T. Thompson - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 10, 1914 - Honor Student Hurled to Death - Pueblo - Howard T. Thompson, twenty-one, honor student and prize athlete of Pueblo, was killed at Baxter, six miles east of here, when a freight train crossing a trestle struck him and knocked him twenty-five feet to the bottom of the arroyo.

Thompson, Hugh
Hugh Thompson – Pueblo Indicator – November 15, 1930 – Man Held Up And Shot – Hugh Thompson, a 23 year-old steel worker, was shot and perhaps fatally wounded Thursday night in the 1500 block on Routt avenue by a holdup with whom he grappled when the latter attempted to rob him. The victim was taken to Corwin hospital. Police began a search for the hold-up. No money was taken from the victim. Later – Thompson died about 6:30 Friday morning.

Thompson, Irene H.
Irene H. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2005 - Irene H. Thompson, 91, went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, W. Harold Thompson; three sisters, Virginia Nejedlo, Clarissa Kramer, Hazel Logerquist; parents, Sam and Isabel Logerquist; and grandson, Lance Roark. Survived by sister, Ruby Bloomquist; children, Carol (William) Renck, Nancy (Lauron) Roark, Pam (Leonard) Wilson; grandchildren, Brett (Kara) Renck, Todd Renck, Paige (Damian) Fesmire, Chad Roark, Ryan Roark, Brianne Wilson, Jennifer (Cello) Romano, Brittany Wilson; and six great-grandchildren. Irene came to Pueblo for nurses training and worked for St. Mary-Corwin in labor and delivery, 1938-1975. She taught Sunday School for many years while a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. She was a member of First Baptist Church at the time of her death. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, Isom
Isom Thompson - World Independent – February 21, 1946 – Funeral services for Isom Thompson, who died Thursday in a Pueblo hospital will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Walsenburg A.M.E. church with the Rev. Henry Swanagan officiating. He was a resident near La Veta. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Georgia Thompson, one son, Isom Jr., of the U.S. Army and one daughter, Rebecca Thompson. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery here, with the Jones mortuary of Pueblo in charge of the arrangements.

Thompson, J. S.
Captain J. S. Thompson - Rocky Mountain News - January 4, 1895 - Pueblo, Colorado - J. S. Thompson Passes Away - Captain J. S. Thompson, a prominent paper and woodenware merchant of this city, died at 6 o'clock this morning at the age of 57 years. He had been in ill health for some time, but his condition did not become critical until last Wednesday. He was a native of Orange County, N. C. Before coming to Pueblo, twenty-one years ago, he made his home in Missouri and Mississippi for a number of years. During the war he served in the confederate army. He leaves a widow, a son and two daughters. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. tomorrow under the auspices of the Elks and the A. O. U. W.

Thompson, Jacquelyn Inez
Jacquelyn Inez Thompson - Huerfano World - January 4, 2007 - Jacquelyn Inez Thompson of Walsenburg entered into rest December 27, 2006 in Walsenburg. Jacquelyn was born in Oklahoma to Jack and Gertrude Kelly on March 15, 1930. She was 76 years of age. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband Curtis Thompson of Walsenburg; sons, Tommy (Norma) Thompson of Daleheart, TX, Richard (Julie Ann) Thompson of Denver; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Glen (Brenda) Kelly of page, AZ; sister, Betty Joe Hall of Cortez. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jack Kelly, Jr., and son, Gary Steven Thompson. She enjoyed bowling, reading, and working on puzzle books. Services to be held in New Mexico. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Thompson, Jean Jacquelyn
Jean Thompson - Denver Post - December 02, 1996 - Jean Thompson, Homemaker, 79 - Jean Jacquelyn Tesitor Thompson of Denver, a homemaker, died Nov. 17. She was 79. Services were Nov. 21 at Fairmount Mortuary. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery. She was born June 6, 1917, in Walsenburg. In 1946, she married Thomas Donley Thompson. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Huerfano High School and attended Adams State College and the University of Northern Colorado. She was employed at H&R Block. She was president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Alpha chapter. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a junior golf assistant at Lakewood Country Club, and she was a Denver Botanic Gardens volunteer. She is survived by a son, Thomas Jr., Lakewood; a daughter, Debra Frye, Littleton; a sister, Helen Bellegante, Walsenburg; two brothers, Carl and James Tesitor, both of Walsenburg; and four grandchildren.

Thompson, Jess M.
Jess M. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Jess M. Thompson passed away Oct. 3, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born July 27, 1922, in Pueblo to Jess S. Thompson and Nora F. White who preceded him in death. He was employed by the Roselawn Cemetery for 19 years and was a 26-year member of the Elks Lodge No. 90 in Pueblo. His survivors include his stepdaughter, Pat Wheddicombe of Arizona- and good friends, Darlene Stoneking and Robert Brown. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in the Roselawn Cemetery with memorial rites by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90.

Thompson, Jessie Ruth
Jessie Ruth Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1987 - Jessie Ruth Thompson, 85, died Saturday, July 25, 1987, at Bent County Nursing Home. Widow of William Ben Thompson, who preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1978. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) McDermenott, Palm Springs, Calif.; one sister, Anna Plank of Virginia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church with concluding services at Las Animas Cemetery.

Thompson, John L.
John L. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2004 - John L. Thompson, 91, born Nov. 15, 1912 Edina, Mo., died July 7, 2004 in Colorado Springs, Colo. John is survived by his children; Larry (Sharon) Thompson, Phillip (Rozanne) Thompson, David Thompson, Joan (Ray) Pachak, Patrick (Janet) Thompson; Sisters, Marjorie Porter, Mildred Thompson; Sisters-in-law. Minx Kearney, Sister Joseph Patrice Shea, Ruth Thompson, Ruthmarie (Joe) Leone; Special Niece, Mary Bergan; Godson, Harold E. Klote. Thirteen adored grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. John is preceded in death by his loving wife Rosemary (Shea) Thompson; Parents, Henry J. and Catherine (Slater) Thompson; Brothers, and Sisters, Harold, Cecilia, Loretta, Joseph, Gilbert, Catherine, Leona, Clare, Olive, Sister Lucy, Helen, Dorothy and Robert. John will be missed by his family and friends. John's life was filled with love, hard work and much dedication to his family, church and numerous friends. A memorial Mass will be held July, 22, 2004 at Holy Trinity Parish 3122 Poinsettia Dr., Colorado Springs at 10:00 a.m. Family requests in lieu of flower and food, memorial contributions be made to the Pikes peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave. #600, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903, where John spent the last days of his life. John donated his body to the Anatomical Board for scientific study.

Thompson, Kimberly
Kimberly Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Kimberly Allegra Thompson, beloved daughter of Barbara Gale and Bruce Michael Thompson of Colo. Springs, passed unexpectedly into another life in the early hours of Oct. 12, 2002. Born May 12, 1980, she attended Palmer and Sand Creek High Schools, graduating in 1999. Kimberly loved music, and participated in musical events in her school and her community. Kimberly loved people, and worked lovingly with the elderly and with children. She was currently employed as a Nanny. Those who knew her said she never met a stranger. Kimberly is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Don and Dorothy Thompson of Palm Desert, Calif. and Simon Leri of Pueblo, Colo.; as well as an abundant, close family. A Memorial Service will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at 11a.m. Public viewing will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 from 8a.m. to 5p.m. The family will receive visitors after the service, in the home of Simon P. Leri, 154 Dunsmere, Pueblo, Colo. It was Kimberly's heart to help others, so, in lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to a charity of your choice. Kim, we will miss you always.

Thompson, Leslie Paul
Leslie Paul Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1986 - Leslie Paul Thompson, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by daughter, Esther (C. Jacob) Hobson, Pueblo; three sisters, Naomi Stine, Long Beach, Calif.; Emily Cofer, Berkley, Calif.; Amy Hall, Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren, Charles, Leslie, Evelyn and Ruth. Member of Grace Community Bible Church. Mr. Thompson spent seven years in Bolivia as a missionary. Born March 19, 1898, in Wellston, Okla. He was a Pueblo resident since July 1983. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were married June 6, 1928, in Spokane, Wash. Service, 3 p.m. today, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C. Jacob Hobson officiating. Interment, Lower Beaver Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Community Bible Church, in lieu of flowers.

Thompson, Lewis Clayton
Lewis Clayton Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 81, of Boone, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 5, 2002. Born Nov. 7, 1920, to Ella and John Thompson in Tuttle, Okla.; the family moved to Colorado in his childhood. Predeceased by his parents; and spouses, Eleanor Thompson in 1968, and Linda Thompson in 1988. Lewis is survived by his beloved wife, Erma, of the family home; son, Paul Thompson, Texas; daughters, Dawn Bullard, Pueblo, and Suzanne Dunn, New Mexico; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A graduate of Olney Springs High School, Lewis served in the Army during WWII, being stationed in Alaska. After the war, Lewis began his 42-year career with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, where he was a locomotive engineer. After retiring from the railroad, Lewis began a second career as a farmer in eastern Pueblo County, an activity he loved and worked at until the day of his passing. Lewis had a sense of humor, enjoyed photography and learned to combine both. He was especially fond of a photograph he made in the 1950s of a "flying saucer," and took great pride in the fact that the photo was printed in the Pueblo paper as a news story. That it was later exposed as a prank photo of a "UFO" he carved from a bar of soap, always brought a smile when he retold the story. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Highlands Baptist Church in Boone for many years. Viewing until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Griffy Funeral Home, 707 Seventh St. in Fowler. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, Highlands Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Finley officiating. Interment will take place at the Highlands Cemetery after the service. Family and friends will meet at the church following the service. Directions to Highlands Baptist Church: From Pueblo take Highway 96 east to Boone Road turn left (north). Follow Boone Road for about 20 miles to Mrs. Wrights Road, turn right (east) and follow the signs to Highlands Church Road, turn left (north).

Thompson, Lila F.
Lila F. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2003 - Lila F. Thompson passed away April 9, 2003, in Canon City. Lila was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Glade Valley, N.C. She moved to Pueblo West in 1983 and on to Canon City in 1999. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rachel Lyons; brother, Eldon; and sister Dora. Her survivors include her husband of 61 years, Lawrence of Canon City; daughter, Beth (Erik) Swanson, of Alma, Colo.; her grandchildren, Nils and Johannah Swanson; brothers, Orville Lyons and Ivan (Jean) Lyons; sister, Irene (O'Dell) Wright; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Thompson will lie in state from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon, Colo.

Thompson, Maggie Pauline
Maggie Pauline Whatley Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 24, 2001, in Leedey, Okla. She was born to Will and Molly Whatley on Oct. 14, 1914, in Grand Saline, Texas. At the age of eighteen, she married J. W. Lee in Grand Saline. In 1942, Maggie and J. W. moved to Pueblo, Colo., with their children, Mary Pauline and Jerry Ward. Upon arriving in Colorado the couple worked at the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo making shell casings for the war effort. The couple continued adding to their family with the birth of their next two children, Sandra Elizabeth and Freddie Michael. In 1947, the couple purchased property in the Booth Garden area, where they made their home. Maggie took up a career in the nursing field where she worked as a LPN at Parkview hospital for several years. Maggie was also given recognition by Gov. Lamm for dedicating nearly 21 years of service to the state of Colorado as a psychiatric technician. After the dissolution of her marriage to J. W., Maggie married Don Thompson and continued to live and work in the Pueblo area. After retiring from the nursing field, Maggie spent the remainder of her active life volunteering and dedicating much of her time to Meals on Wheels and many other charitable organizations. After suffering a stroke in 1994, Maggie lived out the remainder of her days in the Leedey Nursing Center. She is survived by her four children, Mary Pauline DeVor of Florence, Colo., Jerry Ward Lee of Pueblo, Sandra Elizabeth and John Johnson of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., and Freddie Michael and Loura Lee of Leedey, Okla. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and friends too numerous to mention. As testimony to her kindred spirit, demonstrated by her many years of helping others, she will be sadly and greatly missed by all of those whose lives she touched. Visitation at the funeral home from 3 until 8 p.m. today and from 8 p.m. until service time Saturday. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, Margaret
Margaret (Marge) Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - Margaret (Marge) Thompson, 82, of Las Animas, died Jan. 9, 2000, in a La Junta hospital. Owner/operator of Marge's Beauty salon in Las Animas since 1955. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at United Methodist Church in Las Animas. Following cremation, inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar.

Thompson, Mary Luci
Mrs. Mary Luci Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1979 - Mrs. Mary Luci Thompson, Pueblo resident past 50 years and late of 1269 Lane 33, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital March 10, 1979, following brief illness. Mrs. Thompson was born in Ireland and came to Pueblo as a child. At time of death she was 99 years of age. Retired registered nurse, having worked at Providence Hospital, Washington, D. C., where she provided care for President Harding and President Taft. Preceded in death by husband Charles L. Thompson Sr. in 1961. Member, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish, Cenacle of the Blessed Sacrament, Third Order of Saint Dominic, Third Order of Saint Francis and Our Lady of the Blue Army. Survived by three children, Mrs. Mary E. Centa, Boulder, Charles L. Thompson Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Margaret M. Phillips of the family home; step-daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Tezak, Pueblo; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Rosary recitation 4:30 p.m. Monday and Mass of the Resurrection 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Thompson, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002. She was surrounded in love by her family and friends. Born Dec. 24, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md. She was preceded in death by her mother, Orpha Everly; and grandson, Joshua Payne. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 42 years, Herc Thompson; children, Linda McAlpin, Karen Payne and Donna Woodworth. Her greatest joy was being a grandma, and she is survived by eight grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Service of remembrance, 6 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place in McFarland, Kan., on Monday the 21st.

Thompson, Patrick Shea
Patrick Shea Thompson - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 24, 2007 - Patrick Shea Thompson, Jr., 23, passed away unexpectedly on October 18. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado on August 12, 1984, to Patrick Shea Thompson, Sr. and Janet Lorraine Thompson of Colorado Springs, who survive. He also is survived by his wife, Allene Thompson; three stepsons, Nicholas Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cheyne DeLaGarza and Shaun DeLaGarza, Maui Hawaii; two brothers, Richard Thompson and Tony Thompson; and one sister, Samantha Thompson, all of Colorado Springs. Memorial Services will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, October 27, at Cappadona's Family Services, 1020 E. Fillmore. Condolences can be made in the guest book on line at: www.Legacy.com.

Thompson, Paul D.
Paul D. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2000 - Paul D. Thompson, 86, passed away Sept. 22, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, LaVerne Burch Thompson, of the family home; children, Larry Dean (Teddi) Thompson and Lonny Paul (Sylvia) Thompson, both of Pueblo; brother, Joe Thompson of Leeton, Mo.; granddaughter, Sarah Marie Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his daughter, Delores Jean Thompson on Sept. 4, 1937, and numerous brothers and sisters in Missouri. Born Aug. 23, 1914, in Bagnell, Mo. Paul served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired in 1975 as a credit manager for Sears and Roebuck. Viewing and services will be held at Roselawn Cemetery. He will lie in state from 4 until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Thompson, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2004 - Raymond E. Thompson, 78, passed away Feb. 6, 2004. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Philomena; children, JoAnn (Joe Hubersberger) Thompson and Janet (Howard) Short, both of Aurora, Colo., Cheryl Thompson of Denver, Judith Thompson and Ellen Thompson, both of Pueblo, and Ray (Gina) Thompson of Lakewood, Colo.; siblings, Floyd of Port Townsend, Wash., Lester of Long Lake, Minn., and Loucella Van Overbeke of Marshall, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Ray was born July 29, 1925, in Clements, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during and after WWII. Ray and Philomena married June 28, 1952, in Omaha, Neb. In addition to his family and work as a floor craftsman, Ray enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid reader. Viewing at the funeral home today from 1 until 6 p.m. Scripture service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview, with Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating. Military honors and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Thompson, Rose E.
Rose E. Thompson - Yampa Leader - May 14, 1909 - After an illness extending over a period of more than six years, death came last Saturday night to Mrs. John W. Thompson, wife of the foreman of the Yampa section crew on the Moffat road. Although practically in an invalid since Christmas, 1902, when an attack of the grippe left her in the clutches of the dread disease, consumption, Mrs. Thompson had been able to attend to the duties of her household until some four weeks before her death, when an illness came on from which there could be no hope of recovery. Mr. Thompson and his family have been residents of Yampa since the Moffat road was first completed to this point last September, but on account of her delicate health, Mrs. Thompson had rarely left her home, and had made very few acquaintances here. But all who had met either Mr. or Mrs. Thompson had found them to be very pleasant, and in their hour of trouble many neighbors came to the assistance of the family, endeavoring to do everything possible to relieve their sorrow. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church on Monday afternoon. Rev. G. A. Ellis, the pastor, in the course of his discourse, speaking touchingly of the fact that the deceased and the bereaved husband had been lifelong friends and companions, having lived on adjoining farms from the time they were three years old until their marriage. Rose E. Brown was born in Indiana, where her parents resided until she was three years of age, when they moved to Ray County, Missouri. Here she was married in 1891 to John W. Thompson, and four children came to bless the union, of whom one died in early childhood. Mrs. Thompson united with the Baptist church at Excelsior Springs, Mo., in 1896, and she remained true to her faith until the last. In recent years she had at times suffered untold agony, but at all times she bore her pain bravely and with the utmost patience. The family moved to Colorado in 1903, locating first at Pueblo and have been residents of Routt County since August of last year, when Mr. Thompson came to Egeria, to take charge of that section of the Moffat road. The husband and three children, Eva aged 16, Paul, aged 11 and Jewell, aged 9, are left to mourn the death of a loving mother. The mother of the deceased is living in Missouri, as are two sisters and a brother.

Thompson, Roxie M.
Roxie M. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Roxie M. Thompson, 84, passed away on Jan. 9, 2005. Survived by husband, Herbert Thompson; children, Charles (Linda) Thompson, Charleen (Michael) Willis and Kenneth (Trish) Thompson; grandchildren, Tammy (Scott) Price, Nathan (Jennifer) Thompson, Nicholas Miller, Brett Thompson, Grace (Joe) Woelfle, Ellen Thompson and Samuel Thompson; great-grandchildren, Carter Thompson, Cambell Thompson and Abby Prince. Also survived by brothers, Fern L. (Hazel) Steepleton, Glenn (June) Steepleton and sister Donna (Bill) Hernandez. Preceded in death by parents, Fern A. and Lois Steepleton. Roxie was born in Trinidad, Colo. in 1920 and moved to Pueblo in 1924. She attended Centennial High School and Midwest Commercial College. She married Herb on Christmas Eve 1942. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ. She had been active in Christian Women's Fellowship and church choir. She served as Secretary of Church Women United and her Exercise Class. Roxie was a faithful servant of her Lord. She always put others before herself and taught her family to do the same. She was the best and she will be greatly missed by all. Memorial donations may be sent to Scleroderma Foundation, Attn: Donations, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922 (www.scleroderma.org) or to The Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation at P.O Box 681, La Junta, Colo. 81050. Memorial Service and reception will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, 228 W. Evans followed by a private family gathering at the cemetery.

Thompson, Roy Bernard
Roy Bernard "Bernie" Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2000 - Roy Bernard "Bernie" Thompson, 74, passed away Sept. 6, 2000. He will be sadly missed by his children, daughter, Patte (Roger) Quintana; sons, Steven Thompson and Michael (Diane) Thompson; grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Quintana, Chris and Heather Thompson; special companion, Marie Mahaffey; sister-in-law, DeNiece Patterson; and his favorite dog, "Sammy." Preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Thompson in 1987; mother-in-law, Helen Patterson in 1992; and uncle, Robert Thompson. Bernie was also a lifetime member of BPOE Elks No. 90. He was a longtime auto dealer. He enjoyed football, trips to Laughlin, Nev., and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando and the staff at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of giver's choice.

Thompson, Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Ruth Ann Thompson passed away Nov. 5, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 24 years, John A. Thompson, April 1996. Also preceded in death by brother, William Dollimore- and sister, Jeanne Thompson. She is survived by her children, Donald (Linda) McPherson, Peggy (Henry) Siemsen-Bobo, and Pat (Nick) Oreskovich- seven grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren- two nephews and two nieces. Born and raised in Pueblo, she was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1932. Mrs. Thompson was a lifetime member of Eastern Star Sierra Blanca Chapter 43. She retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and was a resident of Golden, since 1976. Public visitation from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, family to receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Thompson, Ruth S.
Ruth S. Thompson – Albuquerque Journal – December 23, 1998 - Ruth S. Thompson, 83, a resident of Albuquerque for over 50 years, passed away on December 10, 1998. Born March 3, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado, she was the youngest daughter of Anton B. and Lula C. Stromberg. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Oliver Thompson of Albuquerque. She is survived by her daughter, Susan D'Lamater and husband, Gary of Carlisle, PA; two sons, William Thompson and wife, Bobbie, and James Thompson, both of Albuquerque; and five grandchildren, Faith, Alison, Evan, Erin and Brent. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 23, 11:00 a.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter, 1330 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque 87110 or to Family Hospice, 8804 Washington NE, Suite C, Albuquerque 87113.

Thompson, Thelma
Thelma “Jerry” Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2002 - Thelma “Jerry” Thompson, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2002. Born to Ray and Elsie Martin on Feb. 12, 1926, in Baca County, Colo. Married to her best friend for 45 years, Bill Thompson, who preceded her in death along with her parents; two sons, Billy Ray and Steve; and two brothers. Survived by her children, Elaine (Kelly) Irion, Mary Ann Thompson, John (Joanne) Thompson, Jack Thompson and Edna (Darryl) Pennington; grandchildren, Kimberly (Ron), Michelle (Shawn), Jennifer, Jay (Stephanie), Jimmy, Chris, Tracy and John; five great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Martin; sisters, Evelyn (Lowell) Bond, Wilma Martin; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews; and all her grandkids at Pueblo Community Resources. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Temple Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thompson, Thelma
Thelma Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2002 - Thelma Thompson, 89, passed away Sept. 2, 2002. Survived by her children, Robert "Bob" (Joyce) Thompson of Minot, N.D., Carolynn (Larry) Mathis and Dorothy (Don) Andrews; sister, Ruth (Bill) Kennedy, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Suzanne (David) Moore, Scott (Pat) Thompson, Vicky (Jahn) Jacobsen, Natalie (Tim) Jetter, Mark (Kim) Mathis, Dustin Andrews, David (Claire) Andrews, Desiree Andrews and Dawna Andrews; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Thompson, on Sept. 9, 1988; sisters, Lucille Cook and Lillian Parise; and grandson, Dean Andrews. Thelma was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Christian County, Ky. She was a life member of Park Hill Baptist Church and the first one baptized in the church on Fifth Street. Next to her family, the church was the love of her life. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. The casket will not be opened at the conclusion of the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, in Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

Thompson, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1998 - Theresa M. Thompson, 69, passed away Sept. 13, 1998, in Pueblo. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Vernard and Elizabeth Venhaus- brothers, Elmer, Bernerd, George, Robert, James "Herbie" Venhaus- and one sister, Betty Ann Venhaus. Her survivors include her loving husband, Clem of Pueblo- son, Larry Brunn of Colorado Springs- stepchildren, Joe Thompson and Cathy Faber- grandchildren, Melissa and Joey Thompson and Jay Faber, all of Pueblo- her sisters, Rita Kottenstette of Pueblo, Hilda (Bill) Svoboda of Hastings, Neb.- brother, Sam (Bonnie) Venhaus of Lincoln, Neb., MaryBeth (Dan) Tortorell of Tucson, Ariz., Sister Lucina Thompson of St. Louis, Mo., Rose Thompson of Tucson, Ariz., Father William Thompson of Canon City- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. Theresa celebrated life and though her body grew weary of the physical fight, her spirit will survive in all of us who knew her. Visitation for Mrs. Thompson will be held from noon until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 225 Michigan. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends at 3318 Azalea following the service. The family asks those wishing to do so may make contributions in memory of Theresa to the American Heart Association.

Thompson, Thomas
Thomas Thompson – Durango Democrat – June 15, 1901 – Died at Pueblo – Pueblo, June 14 – Thomas Thompson, former deputy clerk, and former postmaster, one of the prominent men of Pueblo, died suddenly at his home, 315 Michigan street. A stroke of paralysis was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Thompson recently returned from a four month's visit with his father in New Orleans, seeking improvement in his health. He was to have left here Thursday to seek recuperation in Southern California. Though not well he did not consider his condition dangerous, nor did any one.

Thompson, Verlia Mae
Verlia Mae (Williams) Daniels Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1986 - Mrs. Verlia Mae (Williams) Daniels Thompson passed away at a local hospital March 2, 1986. Survived by her sister, Mrs. Thelma (Darol) Evans, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; brother-in-law, Howard (Thelma) Thompson, Pueblo; grandsons, Burt (Roxanne) Daniels, Dan (Sharon) Daniels, Pueblo, and Jeff Daniels, Vacaville, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kendra and Greg Daniels; step-daughters-in-law, Gene Thompson Frerricks, Aurora; three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husbands, Kenneth Fredrick Daniels and John Fred Thompson, and son, Kenneth Fendrick Daniels. Member of First Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Rouch Chapel with Dr. John Ross officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the Daniels residence, 2819 Withers. There will be no viewing after the time of service.

Thompson, Vincent S.
Vincent S. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2001 - Known affectionately as “Tommy,” passed away Aug. 5, 2001. Born June 16, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Alvin J. and Rose Thompson. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Bettye, of 54 years; children, Cathy (Jim) Johnson, Janet Rodriguez and Alvin W. Thompson; grandchildren, Vincie (Sandra) Johnson, Amy (Jeff) Abbott, April (Greg) Kulhanek, Matt (Gina) Johnson, Alvin L. (Shelly) Thompson and Adam and Brandon Thompson; great-grandchildren, Vincent P. Johnson, Andrew and Nicholas Kulhanek, Colten L. Thompson, Micah Abbott and Michael Brown; brother, Sam (Ann) Thompson and family of Colorado Springs; and special nephews, John (Marilyn) Frost Jr. and Tommy Frost. Retired from Wilcoxson Buick, member of FOE No. 145, dance instructor for Silhouettes Round Dance Club for 17 years. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and photography and loved all children, especially those in his family. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Private services at his request.

Thompson, Violet Ann
Violet Ann McDonald Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1998 - Violet Ann McDonald" Thompson, born Jan. 1, 1919, in Ault, Colo., passed away Oct. 24, 1998, in Pueblo. Survived by her children, Rev. James Mack (Pat) McDonald, Dorothy (Sam) Ingo, Linda Armstrong, Dick (Ann) McDonald- grandchildren, James Kevin (Crystal) McDonald, Anthony (Gail) Ingo, Rick (Jerri) Ingo, Sam (Kriste) Ingo, Beth (Jim) Rider, Kim (Don) Thompson, Suzanne Giltner-DeVries, Patti (Mario) Macaluso, Sandi McDonald, Lori (Mike) Cortese, Sheri (Dustin) Hayes- and 29 great-grandchildren- several nieces, nephews and many good friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Mac McDonald, in 1963- and grandson, Dale Armstrong, in 1996. She was the last of a family of 11 children. Vi enjoyed bowling, fishing, crocheting, horseshoes and any games with cards and dice. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Committal service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers.

Thompson, Vivian L.
Vivian L. Thompson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2000 - Vivian L. Thompson, age 82, passed away Jan. 11, 2000. Survived by her husband, George W. Thompson, and children, Beverley (Bill) Lederer, Greenville, N.C., Margy (Wavell) Curry, Arvada, Colo., Pamela Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kim (Mark) Casack, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and sister, Audrey Price, Las Vegas, Nev., as well as numerous extended family members. Preceded in death by her parents, Wylmer and Pearl Griffin; stepmother, Ruby Griffin; and brother, John Griffin. Mrs. Thompson served as a volunteer with the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Auxiliary. For many years Vivian was a Sunday school teacher at Park Hill Christian Church and was actively involved as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, PTA parent and all aspects of being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans, where services will be held. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Friday, 2 p.m. Contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church Memorial Fund or to the Elks Endowment Fund.

Thompson, W.
Engineer W. Thompson – Durango Wage Earner – August 17, 1905 – Silverton, Aug. 12. – The regular passenger and mail train from Red Mountain to Silverton, met with an accident about a half mile above the Silver Ledge mine, or about nine miles from Silverton.  Coming down grade the engine tipped over to the bluff side of the road, catching the engineer, W. Thompson, crushing him to death.  The fireman saw the engine tipping and stepped out on the lower or canon side and saved himself.  Had the engine tipped the other way the train would have rolled into the canon below and great loss of life could not have been averted.  Only the engine left the track and no one else was injured the slightest.  Thompson was an old-time engineer, for years in the employ of the Rio Grande.  He leaves a wife and seven children residing here, where they have resided for 18 months.  He came from Chama to Silverton, and been in Pueblo and elsewhere along the system.  The Red Mountain road, known as the “Rainbow Route,” scales some of the highest points banded by rails in the Rockies, and winds its way in cliffs and clouds, around tortuous curves and over rugged canons and steeps.  This is the first serious accident in nearly 20 years on the route.  Engineer Thompson had a daughter who is working at the Mountain View hotel, and when the news was communicated to her by phone this morning she threw up her hands and screamed with anguish.  The young lady is known among her friends as “Zee.”

Thompson, W. W. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. W. Thompson – Durango Democrat – March 11, 1909 – Pueblo Chieftain says: Mrs. W. W. Thompson, a pioneer resident of Trinidad, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. T. Willis. She was 69 years of age and leaves two daughters and one son.

Thompson, William
William Thompson – Durango Democrat – October 21, 1904 – Aged Methodist Dies at Pueblo – Pueblo, Oct. 20 – Rev. Wm. Thompson, one of the oldest Methodist ministers in Colorado, died at a local hospital today. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Thompson, William H.
William H. Thompson - Colorado Springs Gazette – August 6, 2006 - William H. Thompson, 84, passed away August 3, 2006. Survived by his wife of ten years, Beulah Thompson; children: Sherry (Rick) Crank of Colorado Springs and Randy (Linda) Thompson of Denver; stepchildren: Cheryl Hagar of California and Gary (Adrianne) Jespersen of Colorado Springs; four sisters in North Carolina; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; preceded in death by his first wife, Deloras Thompson in 1995. William was born in North Carolina to Rosa and S. Arthur Thompson on October 25, 1921. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as Maintenance Director. Graveside service, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at Roselawn Cemetery, in Pueblo.

Thomsen, Edward A.
Edward A. Thomsen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1997 - Edward A. Thomsen, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 9, 1997. Preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Sheldon Wormuth. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Estella- children, Dona (Bruce) Miller, Debby and George Thomsen- grandchildren, Heath Thomsen, Christopher and Matthew Flores, Clint McMurtrey, Allison Miller, Nickie Gallina. Mr. Thomsen was a veteran of World War II Army and the Merchant Marines. , Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Thomson, Deborah R.
Deborah R. Thomson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2004 - Deborah R. Thomson , Dec. 27, 1952 - March 28, 2004. Survived by son Heath; mother, Faye; sister Dona; brother George; special friend Robert and several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, Imperial Chapel.

Thomson, Herbert E.
Herbert E. Thomson – Newspaper Unknown – February 2001 - Herb Thomson, 74, died Feb. 21, 2001, at his home in Estes Park. He was born in Leadville on July 27, 1926 to Laurence and Viola (Foster) Thomson. He graduated from Leadville High School and entered the U.S. Navy for two years during WW II, stationed in the South Pacific. After returning home from the war, he went to college and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Denver University, class of 1950. He married Rosa Witsell on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951 in Denver. After college, he worked for Mountain States Phone Company in Phoenix for four years and then taught art in junior high school in Pueblo for another four years. In 1962 he moved to Estes Park to pursue a career in art. He taught in the Estes Park schools for several years and was the camp artist at the Y.M.C.A. of the Rockies for 14 years. Annually, he presented the Tommy Thomson memorial award to a member of the Park School District staff. The award was a gifted painting by Herb in memory of his father, Tommy Thomson, who had been a science teacher and principal of Leadville High School. In 2000, he received the Community Service to Education award. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers. He is survived by his wife Rosa Thomson, Estes Park; daughter Susan (Harry) Stevenson, Travelers Rest, S.C.; sons Bruce Thomson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Scott (Jona) Thomson, McCleary, Wash.; and Steve (Sue) Thomson Lafayette, Colo.; cousins Gaylord Thomson; Mary Louise Gilkes; Frank (Christine) Heider; and Roger (Joann) Martin; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held Feb. 26 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church with the Rev. M. Paul Garrett officiating. Interment was at St. Bartholomew's Churchyard Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church or to the American Diabetes Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Thomson, Joan A.
Joan A. Thomson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2002 - Age 89, passed away April 21, 2002. Survived by her children, Alice (Dave) Jutras, Gaylord, Mich., and George (Sue Ellen) Thomson, Florissant, Colo.; and four grandchildren. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Thomson, Laurence W.
Laurence W. "Larry" Thomson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2004 - Laurence W. "Larry" Thomson, 52, passed away March 14, 2004. Survived by his mother, Helen Thomson of Pueblo; sisters, Kathrine Thomson of Pueblo and Karen Fowler of Denver; nephews, Mark, Ian and Charles; and many friends in Boulder. Preceded in death by his father, Charles "Tommy" Thomson in 1994. Larry was born March 12, 1952, in Salida, Colo., graduated from Pueblo East High School, University of Southern Colorado and CU. He spent most of his adult life in Boulder as a cabinet craftsman. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service in Boulder at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Thomson, Lenore Coley
Lenore Coley Thomson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1997 - Lenore Coley Thomson, 88, passed away in Pueblo on Dec. 3, 1997. Survived by her children, Janet Thomson Brugos of Beulah, Harry A. Thomson of Wheaton, Ill., and Kathleen (Dale) Thomson Tumey of Wailsilla, Alaska- grandchildren, Maja Brugos, Alejna Brugos, Lenore Tumey and April Tumey- niece, Lenore Rutter- and nephew, Ted Kittredge. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Thomson, in 1975. Born to Minnie Lenore (nee Bowman) and Thomas Coley on Oct. 23, 1909, in Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Thomson traveled to more than 100 countries in areas that included South America, India, the Orient, Africa, the South Pacific and Europe. She was active with Girl Scouts and was influential in the lives of many people, encouraging their independence and love of adventure. She was a loving wife and supportive mother. Member of Beulah United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania in Beulah, with the Rev. E. Fred Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Thornberry, James Grant
James Grant Thornberry – The Columbian – June 1, 2004 - Vancouver, WA - James Grant Thornberry died May 20, 2004, at home. He was 74. Mr. Thornberry was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. He moved to Vancouver about 30 years ago and was a vice president of Electronics Specialty. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan, at home; two sons, Michael Hanes of Lake Forrest, Calif., and Bradley J. Thornberry of Vancouver; one sister, Marge Johnson of Enumclaw, Wash.; and two grandchildren. There was no service. Davies Cremation and Burial Services was in charge of cremation.

Thornburg, Cloise
Cloise “Pappy” Thornburg - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2004 - Cloise “Pappy” Thornburg passed away on Sept. 24, 2004 in Phoenix, Ariz. at the age of 80. Pappy was formerly a resident of Pueblo, where he was an avid bowler, and actively involved in coaching youth sports. Pappy worked at the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo. Pappy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marian, Daughter, Linda, Sons Rick (Sandy) and Tom (Margaret), six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two new great-granddaughters. Pappy was a World War II Veteran, Mason, and member of the Elks. A memorial service will be held in Salome, Ariz. after the Snowbird migration.

Thorne, Mrs.
Mrs. Thorne - Independent - February 14, 1930 - Mrs. Thorne Dies Monday In Missouri - Settled at Badito in 1901; Mother of Taylor Thorne. Special, Gardner, Feb 14 - W.B. Thorne and Mrs. H.T. Meyer left Monday morning for Linneus, Mo. They were called there by death of Mr. Thorne's mother. Mrs. Thorne had been in poor health for several years. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of her death. Mrs. Thorne came to Huerfano county in the fall of 1901 with Mr. Thorne and other members of her family. They lived on what is now the Thorne ranch at Badito. Mrs. Thorne returned to Linneus, Mo., in the fall of 1902 and had since made that her home. She leaves five sons - Taylor Thorne, Walsenburg; W.B. Thorne, Gardner; Wallace Thorne and Sam Thorne, Linneus, Mo.; Leland Thorne of Wyoming; and four daughters - Mrs. J.B. Hudson and Mrs. H.T. Meyer of Gardner; Mrs. Mary Kelly, Denver, and Mrs. J.S. Brown, Denver. Her husband died a number of years ago. Funeral services and burial were at Linneus, Mo.

Thorne, Teresa
Teresa Gilaudo Thorne - Huerfano World - May 22, 1975 - Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday at St. Mary Church for Teresa Gilaudo Thorne, a native of Walsenburg, who died May 15, 1975, of a heart attack at her home in Trinidad. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. A graduate of Huerfano County High School, Mrs. Thorne was employed for many years at the Alpine Rose Cafι. She was the daughter of the late Louis Gilaudo, a well-known Walsenburg jeweler, and the late Anna Gilaudo. Mrs. Thorne was preceded in death by two brothers, Matt Gilaudo and Victor Gilaudo, an uncle, James Baudino, and by her first husband, John Bellotti, who died in 1953. She was married to Wallace Thorne, who survives, in 1955. Other survivors include three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Clair and Mrs. Harry Allen, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Theo Roberson, Brookfield, Missouri, as well as relatives in Aguilar.

Thornell, Mary C.
Mary C. Thornell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - Mary C. Thornell of 608 Alpine, Nov. 1, 1986. Wife of Crawford A. Thornell, who passed away in 1962, and. mother of Erma (Francis Jr.) Heienickel of Pueblo and sister of Erma Simmons, Pueblo. Grandmother of Linda (David) Mulay, Colorado Springs; Catherine (Darrell) Dees, Swartz Creek, Mich.; Grace Russell, Pueblo, and Dennis Roark, Friday Harbor, Wash. Survived also by several great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Thornell was a member of Social Star of Rebekah 2 (IOOF), and the Neighbors of Woodcraft. For several years she assisted her husband in the management and operation of Pete Coffee's Cafe and Lobster House. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle, pastor, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the Historic Chapel following the service and also at 821 Bragdon following the service.

Thorniley, Maud
Maud Thorniley – Durango Democrat – April 21, 1900 – Death of Maud Thorniley – Maud Thorniley who had been suffering from pneumonia and typhoid since March 28 died in Pueblo on the 12th inst. Maud was quite well known in Silverton and to some in Durango, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Thorniley and the grand daughter of W. L. (Dad) Mayfield whom we all know. The girl was in her sixteenth year and was attending school at Pueblo when stricken. Her parents reside in Montrose County, near Delta.

Thornton, James T.
James T. "J.T." Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1998 - James T. "J.T." Thornton passed away Sept. 22, 1998. Born in Dierks, Ark., Nov. 23, 1919, to James and Maggie (Fatherree) Thornton. Survived by sons, Jack (Ann) and David- grandchildren- great-grandchildren- sisters, Lula Mae Head and Lola (Addis) Chandler- and nieces. Retired from C&W Railroad. At his request, private family services. Please no food or flowers. Donations may be made to Meals on Wheels in his memory. Special thanks to Dr. Cheryl Wills, Dr. Phillip Woods, Corwin ICU nurses and social services counselor, Kitty Swartwood.

Thornton, Leala M.
Leala Mae Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2003 - Leala Mae Thornton, 64, born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 18, 1938, to James and Gladys Vitullo, left this earth on June 18, 2003, to be in the presence and glory of God. Preceded in death by her father, James "Jimmer" Vitullo; and uncle, Nick Vitullo. Survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Bill Thornton; mother, Gladys Vitullo; children, Nick Thornton, Kari (Pat) Rodrigues, Perry (Denai) Thornton, Chris (Tom) Hinson; grandchildren, Mitchell and Marcus Rodrigues, Patrick and Nicole Thornton, Brynn and Ryleigh Hinson; sisters, Judy (Buddy) Mauro, Esther Williams, Peggy (Paul) Panariso; sister-in-law, Shirley (Phil) Giannetto; and her nephews, nieces, and their children, all of whom she loved very much, and numerous friends that she shared and enjoyed the Word of God with at the Pueblo Christian Center and Praise Assembly. The ladies of her Wednesday and Thursday morning Bible studies were a great joy to her. She spent an enormous amount of time praying for family, friends and people she did not even know. Her other joys were her grandchildren, making quilts, over 70 in all; and helping others in whatever capacity she was able. Her role as wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, niece, friend and mentor will be greatly missed. She was truly a disciple of the Lord. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Thornton, Mary F.
Mary F. Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2006 - Mary F. Thornton, passed away Nov. 22, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Mary was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Mount Vernon, Texas, one of six children to J. L. and Virginia Hays. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and the Pueblo Ham Radio Club. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmett; and four sisters. Her survivors include her children, Doyle (Linda) Thornton and Darla (Ken) Cvar; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Jesse Pollard; brother-in-law, Don (Lee) Thornton; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Thornton, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Mortuary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel with Reverend Scott Carlson officiating. Graveside service and interment, 2 p.m. Wednesday, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo.

Thornton, Mary Virginia
Mary Virginia Kreutzer Thornton - Huerfano World - July 20, 2000 - Mary Virginia Kreutzer Thornton went to be with her Lord and Saviour and to join her loving husband, Earl, on July 6, 2000. She was born on May 4, 1914, on the family ranch near La Veta. She married Clifford Earl Thornton, who preceded her death in 1980. Survived by her children, Herb (Ann) Thornton and their children, Herb II (Michelle), Lytrycya and Hollie; and Doug (Gayle) Thornton and their children, Marnie K. (Todd) Walden and Russell; great-granddaughters, Morgan and Madelyn Walden; sister, Margaret (Lee) Crump; sister-in-law, Mary (Emmett) Thornton; brother-in-law, Don (Lee) Thornton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many dear friends. Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2000 - Mary Virginia Kreutzer Thornton has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour and to join her loving husband, Earl, on July 6, 2000. She was born on May 4, 1914, on the family ranch near La Veta, Colo. She married Clifford Earl Thornton who preceded her in death in 1980. She attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a degree in Education in 1941. Virginia taught Chapter I reading, kindergarten and first grades at Fountain, Hinsdale, Edison and Fulton Heights Schools. At one time she was nominated for "Teacher of the Year" by her fellow teachers. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served as treasurer of Presbyterian Women, served in the church library, taught Bible school, and cooked for the Logos Program. She was an avid reader, accomplished quilter, gardener, and master cook. She had many talents that she enjoyed sharing. Her family enjoyed many memorable hours in her home playing cards and learning family heritage. Virginia also possessed a quiet dignity and sharp wit that she maintained all her life. She will be greatly missed every day by her family members. She will be remembered as a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survived by her children, Herb (Ann) Thornton and their children, Herb II (Michelle), LyTrycya and Hollie; and Doug (Gayle) Thornton and their children, Marnie K. (Todd) Walden and Russell; great-granddaughters, Morgan and Madelynn Walden; sister, Margaret (Lee) Crump; sister-in-law, Mary (Emmett) Thornton; brother-in-law, Don (Lee) Thornton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins as well as many dear friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church. Reception will follow in church fellowship hall.

Thornton, Oma Jean
Oma Jean Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2005 - Oma Jean Thornton, born in Pueblo May 3, 1938, passed away Aug. 25, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Lincoln and Dolores Sutton; loving mother of Teryl, of Carrboro, N.C., Randy and Dan of Pueblo; grandmother of one; sister of Nancy Colegrove and Phyllis Maffi. She was a graduate of Central High 1956. Jean loved children, her dogs and close friends, especially Donna Pearl, and Jim and Pat Trimble. Special thanks to all her caregivers, especially Fresenius Medical Care Pueblo South Dialysis Unit. Inurnment and memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of Angels Mausoleum.

Thornton, Pearl A.
Pearl A. "Pat" Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1986 - Pearl A. "Pat" Thornton, late of Denver, died June 1, 1986, at the Holly Heights Nursing Home in Denver. Survived by her daughter, Marian L. (Eddie) Taylor, Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Frances Bradford, Salida, Allida C. Berry, Pueblo; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Methodist Church, Radiant Chapter 12 OES, Denver; White Shrine of Jerusalem, Karen 10; and Amaranth Chapter 4, Denver. Born Oct. 21, 1892, in Pueblo. She was a registered nurse, retiring in 1973. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Low and A. C. Thornton. Memorial service, 11 a.m. June 16, at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Halbert officiating. Chapel rites by OES 7. Memorials may be made to the Robert Russell Eastern Star Endowment Fund c/o Idella Cummings, 2445 S. Quebec, Denver, Colo. 80231.

Thornton, Willie James
Willie James "Billy" Thornton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2003 - Willie James "Billy" Thornton, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather and fishing buddy, passed away Oct. 2, 2003. Born Aug. 31, 1928, in Warrior, Ala., served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, retired from the CF&I Blast Furnace Department in 1983. Preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Mary Sumpter Thornton; and sister, Louise Bland. Survived by his wife, Thelma Mills Thornton; children, Deano Thornton, Glenn Thornton, Bryan (Debbie) Thornton, Veronica Darcey, Julia Gomez, Lois (Ernest) McDondle; siblings, Velma Fields, Rosie Humphrey, Beatrice Thornton, Sara (Horace) Dunkin, Steven A. (Rosa) Thornton; brother-in-law, Earl (Barbara) Mills; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel with the Rev. O.T. Jackson officiating. Military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Thornton family would like to thank Dr. Chris Smith, and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the loving care given to Billy.

Thorp, Charles
Charles Thorp - Montezuma Millrun - February 2, 1884 - Charles Thorp was shot and killed by an Italian, at Starkville, near Trinidad, last Saturday night.

Thorpe, Charles
Charles Thorpe - Leadville Daily Herald - April 10, 1884 - Gubernatorial Mercy - Governor Grant Extends Murderer Pettite's Lease of Existence a Few Days - The Crime for Which the Object of Executive Clemency was Sentenced to Death - Denver, April 9 - Today Governor Grant granted a respite of twenty days to Edward P. Pettite, who was sentenced to be hanged at Trinidad next Saturday, in order to allow the supreme court to consider the question of granting supersideas. The above dispatch was among those flashed over the Western Union wires last night, and it is rendered all the more interesting by the fact that it is the first opportunity Governor Grant has been afforded to exercise his executive clemency in the case of a condemned prisoner. The crime for while Pettite was sentenced to hang was fully detailed in yesterday's Tribune. He and his victim, Charles Thorpe, were saloon keepers at Starkville, in Las Animas County. It seems that on the twenty-sixth of last January the two men were in each others' company for some little time, and visited several saloons together. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon they went into Pettite's place to take a drink, and the proprietor went behind the bar to serve the liquor. At the time there was a crowd of men in the saloon, numbering in all about fifteen. The glasses were produced and Pettite started to pour out Thorpe's drink, when the latter protested, saying he did not want to mix his drinks. Petite made no reply, and apparently paid no attention to the objection, when suddenly Thorpe began to take off his coat as though he wanted to fight. Hardly had he succeeded in clearing his arms when Pettite coolly raised a revolver and fired at him. The shot entered from the left side, toward the rear, immediately under the heart. Thorpe fell on his face, and another shot was fired, when the men in the saloon rushed upon Pettite, and a scuffle ensued to get the weapon from the murderer's clutch. In the melee another chamber was emptied, but without doing any damage, as the ball lodged in the ceiling. Pettite was at once placed in custody, and Thorpe, who was still conscious, was removed to his own home. There medical aid was summoned, but it was soon found that the wounded man was beyond human skill. When the examination was concluded he was informed of his fate and at once he disposed of his property and prepared for death. He expired the same night. At the trial of Pettite no good reasons could be given for the shooting, and the jury brought in a verdict of guilty of murder, with premeditation and malice aforethought. The court subsequently pronounced the sentence of death and stated the time for his execution of Saturday next. Counsel for the murderer at once set about overthrowing the verdict and sentence of the court, and on grounds of technical irregularities applied for a writ of supersedeas, with the success detailed in the above dispatch. Pettite's attorney is James M. John, well known in southern Colorado as an able jurist.

Thorsten, Bernece Marie
Bernece Marie Thorsten - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Bernece “Bea” Marie Thorsten, U.S. Marine Corps. 1942-1944, age 84. Preceded in death by parents, Harry McKinney & Theresa Jaschke; husband, Lyle P. Thorsten; and brothers. Formerly of Pueblo West, Colo., originally from St. Paul, Minn. Previous Pueblo County Veterans Service Officer, DAV #6, Daughters of Isabella Cir 1267. Survived by children, John (Teri), Thomas (Gloria, deceased), Barbara Thorsten, Beth (John) Dixon, Peter, Gregory (Sharon); eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Special thanks to staff at New Perspective, Mahtomedi, Minn., and Hospice of the Lakes for the love and care given to Mom. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 a.m., at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 Hudson Blvd., Oakdale, Minn. Visitation Thursday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Kessler & Maguire Funeral Home, 640 W. 7th St., St. Paul, Minn., and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Thorsten, Lyle P.
Lyle P. Thorsten - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1998 - Lyle P. Thorsten passed away Aug. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife, Bea Thorsten- children, John (Terrie) Thorsten, Virginia, Thomas (Gloria) Thorsten, Barbara Thorsten, Beth (John) Dixon, all of Minnesota, Peter Thorsten, Virginia, and Gregory Thorsten, Denver. He is also survived by his sisters, Mable Vogt, Rachel Varva, Serine Trane and Alva Bednar, all of Minnesota- eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, Saturday, 3-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Sunday, 3 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, St. Paul, Minn.

Thousand, Evelyn Mae
Evelyn Mae Thousand - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1986 - Evelyn Mae Thousand, late of Pueblo West, passed away Dec. 12, 1986, at the Evans Army Community Hospital in Fort Carson at the age of 46. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Pueblo West; her mother, Virginia Charlton of Hurlock, Md.; two sisters, Sharon Jones of Hurlock, Md. and Mary Ann Cheezum of Cordova, Md.; and five brothers, Johnny Lofland of Hurlock, Md., Howard Lofland of Charlotte, N.C., Alfred Lofland of Saucier, Mass., and Larry and Barry Lofland of California. Evelyn was employed as a legal secretary for the firm of Croshal and Ripperger. At her request, Mrs. Thousand was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ecumenical Church, Conquistador and Spaulding, Pueblo West. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food. No memorials.

Thrasher, E. Aline
E. Aline Thrasher - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - E. Aline Thrasher, 82. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Kit Carson United Methodist Church. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Kit Carson.

Threadgill, Fern
Fern Threadgill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2005 - Fern Threadgill was born March 1, 1913, to John and Lillie Downey in Hazelton, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Threadgill. Survived by her daughter, Barbara (Bob) Ahlers; son, Richard (Lyn) Threadgill; grandchildren, Debra (Jerry) Ellis, Sharon Ahlers, Roderick Threadgill, Dean (Tracy) Threadgill; great-grandchildren, Chandra and Shane Hunter, Kyle Ahlers, Jessica and Austin Threadgill. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Roberson officiating. Interment, Mount View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Threlkeld, Budge Taylor
Budge Taylor Threlkeld - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2005 - Budge Taylor Threlkeld, 59, born March 17, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo., died June 11, 2005, in Orlando, Fla., following an extended illness. Predeceased by his father, Dr. Budge Threlkeld. Survived by his mother, Mildred Threlkeld; sister, Gail Rae Threlkeld; and numerous cousins. Budge attended Otero Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. Budge formed the improvisational comedy group "High Street" in Denver in early 1970, which became a popular feature of the KFML Radio format. He was an entertainer for Disney World in Orlando for 15 years, performing with the improvisational group at the Comedy Warehouse, and as host of "Animal Kingdom Flights of Wonder" show. Throughout his career, he worked as a stand-up comic all over the country and Europe, opening shows for top performers. He appeared in several movies, television, numerous plays, and co-wrote the screenplay "Survival Guides" for PBS, with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Beth Henley. Budge created the role of Mac Sam in Henley's "The Miss Firecracker Contest" at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. Laughter was his life, as was his deep appreciation of great art in all forms. He will be missed by his many friends and family, and his star does shine in heaven. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Len and Lori Gregory following the service, at 1627 N. Byers Dr., Pueblo West, Colo. If desired, memorials may be made to the Threlkeld Prize for Excellence at CSU-Pueblo through the funeral home.

Thrilkill, Rose M.
Rose M. Thrilkill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1999 - Rose M. Thrilkill, age 98, passed away Dec. 8, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Thrilkill. Survived by her children, Margaret (Raymond) Orazem, Pueblo, Lee Tkachuk and Rose Ann Cronin, both of Denver, Colo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. Funeral service, Saturday, 1 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Throckmorton, Helen M.
Helen M. Throckmorton - La Veta Signature - May 30, 1991 - Services were held in Wichita Tuesday for Helen M. Throckmorton, 91, of Cuchara who died May 25, at Wichita's St. Joseph Medical Center. Born April 28, 1900 in Wichita to Elza V. and Maude Lawrence, she married the Reverend Dr. J. Russell Throckmorton in 1922. She is survived by her husband of Cuchara; a son, Col. Robert W. Throckmorton, USAF, retired, of San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Dr. Helen Throckmorton of Wichita; sisters Margaret Agan of Dallas TX and Virginia Lindblade of Wichita; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Wichita, Inc., P. O. Box 3267, Wichita, KS 67201.

Throndal, Esther May
Esther May Throndal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 1998 - Esther May Throndal, 73, of Colorado City passed away Sept. 30, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 15 years, John Throndal. Survived by sisters, Colleen Kaye of California and Judy Shinpoch of New Orleans; brother, Leslie Zohar of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Society through the funeral home office. Huerfano World - November 12, 1998 - Esther M. Zohar Throndal, 73, of Colorado City, died September 30, 1998. Survived by a brother, Leslie, Colorado City and a sister of California. Formerly of Walsenburg, she attended Huerfano County High School. Cremation. Ashes in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Thull, Martha Edwards
Martha Ann "Marti" Edwards Thull - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2002 - Martha Ann "Marti" Edwards Thull, 48, of Pueblo West, passed away June 3, 2002, after a lengthy illness suffering from Auto Immune Hepatitis. Survived by father, Matt (Judy) Zuber; children, Matthew (Karen) Thull, Jamie (Eve) Thull, Timothy Thull, Nicole Thull; brother, James (Judy) Zuber II; nephew, James Zuber III; six grandchildren; and special friend, Bruce Gordon. Preceded in death by mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Zuber. Memorial services, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pueblo West, with the Rev. Robert Harmon officiating. No flowers.

Thurber, Howard L.
Howard L. Thurber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2002 - Howard L. Thurber of Pueblo West, passed away June 11, 2002. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with a reception to follow. In lieu of food and flowers the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or Resource Connection, 375 Columbine Ave., Canon City, CO 81212.

Thurman, Harold
Harold "Bus" Thurman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Harold "Bus" Thurman, 90, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 25, 2001. Born to Leander and Elizabeth (Glanz) Thurman in North English, Iowa. Predeceased by parents; nine brothers; two sisters; grandson, Brent Hicks; and former wife, Mildred Thurman. Survived by his daughters, Glenna (Doug) Hicks and Donna (John) Moran; grandsons, Breck Alan, Tim (Marybeth) and Chris Moran; granddaughter-in-law, Heather Hicks; two great-granddaughters, Katelyn Hicks and Shannon Moran; several nieces and nephews. Bus was a car dealer at 10th and Santa Fe and moved to Lamar in 1954 where he owned the Case Dealership. In 1973, he moved back to Pueblo and ran cattle on his Beulah ranch until shortly before his death. Bus was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all. He will lie in state noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Donations may be made in care of the funeral home office to a college fund Bus had set up for several children he so generously gave to for their education.

Thurman, Hugh
Hugh Thurman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2000 - Hugh Thurman passed away June 30, 2000, in Elko, Nev. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eva Jean; his children, Alan (Franci), Pueblo, David, Elko, and Milton, Millington, Mich.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and friends. Preceded in death by son, Mike Hopkins. He was a longtime resident of Pueblo before moving to Elko; and enjoyed fishing, friends and family. Cremation has taken place in Elko.

Thurman, Jeane Lucille
Jeane Lucille Myers Thurman - The Capital - December 28, 2004 - Annapolis, MD - Jeane Lucille Myers Thurman, 79, of Severna Park and a longtime resident of Orem and Provo, Utah,, died Dec. 25 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She had been living with and was in the care of her daughter, Janice Mott Wilson of Annapolis, since 1997. Mrs. Thurman was born April 16, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of John and Lucille Myers, and raised on the Myers Farm and Cattle Ranch in Hoehne, Colo. She graduated from Las Animas County High School in Colorado and studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she met her husband, Joe Ben Thurman. They were married on June 14, 1946, in Fort Collins. Dr. Thurman, who was a veterinarian in Orem for about 30 years, died in 1978. She was a member of the Orem Community Congregational Church and later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a member of the Grandview 7th Ward, now the 4th Ward in Provo, and in Annapolis attended the Broadneck and Severna Park wards. She held positions and was a contributing member of the churches she attended. Mrs. Thurman was a member of the Utah Alcoholism Foundation and the American Veterinarian Association of Utah County and Utah State. She was involved with the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, worked in the PTA, was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his career. In her later years she worked for Burrelle's/Luce press clipping service for about 12 years, retiring at age 72. In addition to her daughter, surviving are her children, John A. Thurman of Fairfax, Va. and Joene L. Cluff of Woodland, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Alberta Hargrove of Salem, Ore. She was the sister of the late George Myers. Visitation is from 6 to 7 tonight followed by services at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. Funeral services also will be held at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary in Orem, followed by burial in Orem Cemetery, at a later date.

Thurman, Lucille Myers
Lucille Myers Thurman – The Capital - December 28, 2004 - Annapolis, MD – Jeane Lucille Myers Thurman, 79, of Severna Park and a longtime resident of Orem and Provo, Utah, died Dec. 25 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She had been living with and was in the care of her daughter, Janice Mott Wilson of Annapolis, since 1997. Mrs. Thurman was born April 16, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of John and Lucille Myers, and raised on the Myers Farm and Cattle Ranch in Hoehne, Colo. She graduated from Las Animas County High School in Colorado and studied at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she met her husband, Joe Ben Thurman. They were married on June 14, 1946, in Fort Collins. Dr. Thurman, who was a veterinarian in Orem for about 30 years, died in 1978. She was a member of the Orem Community Congregational Church and later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a member of the Grandview 7th Ward, now the 4th Ward in Provo, and in Annapolis attended the Broadneck and Severna Park wards. She held positions and was a contributing member of the churches she attended. Mrs. Thurman was a member of the Utah Alcoholism Foundation and the American Veterinarian Association of Utah County and Utah State. She was involved with the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, worked in the PTA, was a homemaker and assisted her husband in his career. In her later years she worked for Burrelle's/Luce press clipping service for about 12 years, retiring at age 72. In addition to her daughter, surviving are her children, John A. Thurman of Fairfax, Va. and Joene L. Cluff of Woodland, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Alberta Hargrove of Salem, Ore. She was the sister of the late George Myers. Visitation is from 6 to 7 tonight followed by services at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. Funeral services also will be held at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary in Orem, followed by burial in Orem Cemetery, at a later date.

Thurston, Ella
Ella Thurston - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Ella Thurston, age 21 years, died at a local hospital July 21. She is survived by her husband, Charles Thurston, of Mare Island, Calif., and her mother Mrs. Lena Dilley of Pueblo. The body is at the Davis-Vories parlors and funeral announcement will be made later.

Thurston, Ella May
Ella May Thurston – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The funeral of Ella May Thurston will be held from the Davis-Vories chapel this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Thurston, George W.
George W. Thurston - Huerfano World - September 27, 1973 - George W. Thurston, 76, died unexpectedly Sept. 22, 1973 in Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Thurston was a veteran of World War I and a member of the "Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way," and worked as a section foreman for the Colorado & Southern railroad for 42 years until his retirement in 1961. Thurston was born on March 12, 1897, son of James and Ida Thurston of Kane, Ill., and was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Jane Harrison in Walsenburg on June 7, 1919. Survivors include his wife, five sons, George Richard, Arvada, Henry Ray, Clarence Curtis and Charles Robert, all of Pueblo and Edward Frank, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Louise Kaparos, Lakewood and Mrs. Lottie Marie Chanich, Baldwin Park, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Reynolds of Jerseyville, Ill.; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Furphy Lawson Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with The Rev. Lee Miller of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by the VFW Post No. 2643 of Walsenburg. Furphy Lawson Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Thurston, Henry
Henry "Ray" Thurston - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2005 - Henry "Ray" Thurston, 82, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lilly Thurston; son, Michael Ray Thurston; brothers, little Bill, Frank and Clarence Thurston; sisters, Maria Chanick, Wilma Kaparos; brothers-in-law, Anthony Kaparos and Tom Chanick. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Pauline. He also is survived by brothers, George (Violet) and Charles (Marilyn) Thurston; sisters-in-law, Lillian and Velma Thurston; children, Linda (Doug) Dickerson, Patricia (Mark) Higdon, Jeanne (Bob) Dickens, Paula (Lewis) Voorhes, Steve (Kathy) Thurston; grandchildren, Mark Jr. and Gary Higdon, Michael (Stacy) and Misty Dickerson, Christi (Todd) Crothers, Paula Sue Dickens, Candice Aguilar and Eric Voorhes; great-grandchildren, Mark Higdon III, Ryan and Christopher Dickerson, Cheyenne, Victoria and Bobby Crothers, and Ariana Aguilar. Henry also is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. He was a veteran of World War II, worked for the C&S Railroad, the D&RGW Railroad and retired from the CF&I after 33 years as a millwright. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church and a lifetime member of VFW Post 3641. He loved to travel, fish and hunt. He was a man who could build and fix anything. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Thurston, Lillie
Mrs. George Thurston - Walsenburg Independent - Jan 21, 1957 - Mrs. George (Lillie) Thurston, 73, of 421 Colorado Avenue, died Sunday evening, March 3, 1974, in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad where she had been a patient since Feb 26. Funeral services were held yesterday, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in Furphy Lawson Chapel. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery beside her husband, who died last year in September. Mrs. Thurston was born June 10, 1900 at Linous, Mo., the daughter of William T. [should be John William] Harrison, and Lottie (Anderson) Harrison, and married George W. Thurston here in Walsenburg on June 7, 1919. There were the parents of five sons: George Richard, Arvada, Henry Roy, Pueblo, Edward Frank, Trinidad, Clarence Curtis and Charles Robert, both of Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Louise Kaparos, Lakewood, and Mrs. Lottie Marie Chanick, Baldwin Park, California. Mr. and Mrs. Thurston celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in June 1969, and all their children were present for the occasion. Other family members include 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jim Dick, Clarksdale, Ariz., two brothers, W. P. Harrison, Pueblo, and Roy Harrison, Kelso, Wash. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Thurston, Marion Alice
Marion Alice Thurston - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 10, 2006 - Born in Cokedale, CO., Marion Alice Thurston was eldest child of the coke mine's accountant. Her father, Nils Johnson, had moved West for his health, and there wed Elsie Eakins, daughter of a pioneer who traveled to Colorado by covered wagon in 1873. Marion helped raise her two siblings after her father's early death, moving with her mother to her grandmother's Pueblo home in 1922. She remembered many accounts of her grandmother's pioneer life, becoming oral historian for her family's stories. While attending nursing school in Pueblo, Marion met Harold Thurston who won her heart by proposing that she "be the mother of his little monkeys." Marion spent most of her life in nursing-related fields, finishing her career at Memorial Hospital. Always involved with her children's activities, she was a Brownie troop leader and cookie baker extraordinaire. Quite creative, she sewed and embroidered many projects now treasured as family heirlooms. Marion's Irish wit leaves her descendants with many wonderful stories to share about her. Marion was happy that her daughters had opportunities that were not available to women during her youth. Her four children, Jo Leitch, David Thurston, Sally Thurston and Susan Thurston, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will long remember her constant words of encouragement and praise. Marion never forgot the hardships that her ancestors endured in order to settle in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. As a First Presbyterian Church member for 58 years, Marion found her true avocation in teaching Sunday School. In honor of that and in lieu of flowers, family members ask that donations in her memory be sent to Get-Set Preschool, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Thurston, Michael Ray
Michael Ray Thurston - Huerfano World - March 7, 1974 - Infant Grandson of G. W. Thurston Dies Saturday - Michael Ray Thurston, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Thurston of Pueblo, passed away Saturday in Denver. The baby is survived by his parents, three sisters, Linda, Patsy, and Jennie all of the family home in Pueblo; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mr. G. W. Thurston, 421 Colorado Ave., Walsenburg; and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burch of Pueblo. The funeral will be held in Pueblo, but arrangements have not yet been completed.

Thurston, Vivian Lucille
Vivian Lucille Thurston - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2000 - Vivian Lucille Thurston, age 85, of Cabot, Ark., born Feb. 13, 1914, in Quincy, Wash., passed away Jan. 12, 2000. Mrs. Thurston was a resident of Rye, Colo., until 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thurston in 1980. Survived by three sons, John (Nina) Thurston, Cabot, Ark., Donald (JoAnn) Thurston, Kelso, Wash., and Gerald Thurston, Visalia, Calif.; daughter, Edith (Bob) Robinson, Rye, Colo.; sisters, Viola Schwab, Pueblo, Colo., and Pearl Souder, Hallsville, Mo.; and brother, Earl Myers, Boonville, Mo. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Katherine Myers, Jefferson City, Mo. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo.

Thyfault, Jessie E.
Jessie E. Thyfault - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2001 - Jessie E. Thyfault, 96, passed away Oct. 10, 2001. Survived by her children, Loretta Bradburn and William (Elsie) Chappell, both of Pueblo, Robert (Beverly) Scott, Toms River, N.J., and Lena (Elmer) Briles, Pritchett, Colo.; brother, Ed (Eva) Chappell, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Thyfault, in 1971. Jessie was born Oct. 7, 1905, in Sublette, Kan. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Rich Funeral Home Chapel in Springfield, Colo. Interment will follow at Springfield Cemetery.



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