The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Tobie, Ariel Pearl
Ariel Pearl Tobie – Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 15, 1874 – Died in this city, October 13, 1874, Ariel Pearl, infant daughter of P. D. and Isabella F. Tobie, aged eight months and thirteen days.

Tobin, Dave (Mrs.)
Mrs. Dave Tobin - Walsenburg World - March 2, 1899 - At Gardner died the 20th after a short illness caused by paralysis, the widow of Dave Tobin. The deceased was about 90 years old and was well known in the county.

Tobin, Mary C.
Mary C. Tobin - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 23, 2000 – Mary C. Tobin, 83, died May 20, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She worked at Colorado College in Colorado Springs for 10 years. Mary was born July 16, 1916, in La Veta. She is survived by two daughters, June McGuire and Mary Ann Perry; two brothers, Louie Tobin and Paul Red Cloud; two sisters, Helen Dorrance and Cora Romero; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Family has chosen cremation. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

Tobin, Thomas
Thomas Tobin - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cañon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Thomas Tobin - June 26, 1899 - On June 26, 1899 Officer Thomas Tobin was stationed at Bridge Seven, a few miles below Florence, during the hunt for an escaped convict by the name of Charles Nichols. Nichols was serving a life sentence for the murder of the marshal of Victor, Colorado. In the darkness, one of the sheriff's posse shot Tobin in the center of his chest, thinking the man on the bridge was the escapee. Tobin was brought back to Canon City in a railroad car; he died a few days later on July 4, 1899. It was said that Tom Tobin was "a faithful and efficient officer; prompt, conscientious and reliable in all matters pertaining to his position, and ever ready to respond to the call of duty." Unfortunately, at the time of the tragic accident, no one at the bridge knew that Convict Nicholas had been recaptured and returned to the penitentiary. Officer Thomas Tobin was the son of Col. Tobin, a well-known government scout. Warden Hoyt was in office at the time.

Tobin, Thomas
Thomas Tobin - Wray Rattler - May 27, 1904 - Thomas Tobin, a noted scout and Indian fighter of the early days of Colorado, died at Fort Garland, a few days ago at the age of eighty-seven. He spent the declining years of his life on his farm four miles from Fort Garland, where his children were born. They are Mrs. Breen of Silverton, Mrs. William Carson of Fort Garland, who married Kit Carson's eldest son, Mrs. Newton of Alamosa, and John Tobin of San Luis Valley, who has been blind for some time.

Tochle, Erna A.
Erna A. Tochle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1986 - Mrs. Erna A. Tochle of Villa Pueblo Towers, 1111 Bonforte Blvd, passed away Sept, 15, 1916. Predeceased by her husband, Jerry T. Tochle, September 1973, and sister, Lucy Carstenn, October 1954. She is survived by her nephew. Dr. Tom (Marge) Gunter of Pueblo; niece, Mrs. Lorraine Holmes of El Segundo, Calif.; and nephew, Theodore Carstenn of Waukesha, Wis. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Bev, Theodore Wendt of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. In her memory, contributions may be made to the Villa Pueblo Foundation Trust.

Todaro, Joseph
Joseph Todaro - Huerfano World - August 6, 1998 - Authorities discovered the bodies of two men from Arlington, AZ, among the wreckage of a single engine plane on the south face of Mount Mestas, near the Huerfano County line early Friday. James, Ash, 73 and Joseph Todaro, 58, were killed instantly according to Huerfano County Coroner Erin Jerant. They were on their way to Oshkosh, WI. Searchers began focusing on southern Colorado Friday after an employee at Alamosa's San Luis Valley airport discovered a gas slip indicating the missing plane had refueled there.

Todaro, Joseph Charles
Joseph Charles Todaro - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1998 - Joseph Charles Todaro, age 97, born in Napoleonville, La., passed away Feb. 15, 1998. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lena, Feb. 5, 1981- his parents, Cosimo and Angelina Todaro- and all of his siblings, Charles, Sam and Tony Todaro, Mae Spinuzzi, Celia Champlain, Jennie Pierce, Annie Giordano and Sarah DeCarlo. Survived by his loving daughter, Angie Madic, and her husband, Jack, and loving grandsons, Greg Madic, Rock Springs, Wyo., and Kurt (Brenda) Madic, Pueblo. Also survived by great-grandson, Mark Madic,- brothers-in-law, Louis Giordano, Pueblo, and Joe (Josephine) DeCarlo, Falls Church, Va.- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation in 1965 after 47 years of service. He dearly loved his family, fishing with his special friend, Ralph Bundy, gardening and repairing bicycles. Vigil service, Tuesday, 6 p.m., and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Parish, St. Francis Parish or to the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation.

Todd, Andrew
Andrew Todd - World Independent – February 20, 1946 – Rosary services for Andrew Todd, who died Monday in a Denver hospital, will be held Friday evening at 7:30 at the Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 9:30 from the mortuary, and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Todd, Bonita A.
Bonita A. Todd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2000 - Bonita A. Todd, age 88, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 18 at Rocky Ford. Survived by children, Marvin (Dorthy) Gause, Longmont, Don (Carol) Gause, Rocky Ford, and Betty Jean (Ronald) Baker, Pueblo; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services, 2 p.m. today at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Todd, Carlyle R.
Carlyle R. Todd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1997 - Carlyle R. Todd, 89, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 28, 1997 at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Born on Aug. 2, 1908, in Rocky Ford. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at the First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, with Rev. Vern Dockter officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Memorials may be made to the 4-H Foundation in care of Bill Hancock, P.O. Box 190, Rocky Ford, Colo., 81067.

Todd, Edith Christine
Edith Christine Todd - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Edith Christine Todd, 76, born Oct. 11, 1927, entered into eternal life Nov. 19, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, John; and parents, Hershel and Edith (Booi) Hamilton. She is survived by her children: sons, Eike (Betty) Williams and Eric (Gwen) Williams; and daughter, Jessie Todd; and grandchildren, Chrystal and Christopher. Edith was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many different roles during her lifetime. She was very active in the KTSC-TV Channel Eight Auction for a number of years. She will be missed for her caring, giving, warm, compassionate, fun-loving spirit. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo.

Todd, John Adam
John Adam Todd - Rocky Mountain News Page - January 03, 1994 - John Adam Todd, 74, of Denver died Dec. 18. No services were held. The body was cremated. Mr. Todd was born July 27, 1919, in Toltec. He was an automobile mechanic. He is survived by a daughter, Cindy of Arizona; and his mother, Helen.

Todd, Martha M.
Martha M. Todd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1986 - Martha M. Todd of Walsenburg, passed away Dec. 29. 1986. Wife of Rudolph Todd, Walsenburg. Mother of Rudolph (June) Todd Jr., Arvada; Bonnie (Ben) Potts and Martha (Frank) Bak, both of Walsenburg; Ruth Ann (Leroy) Harrison, Pueblo. Sister of Catherine Brown, Kremmling, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Service, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Eastern Star service by Naomi Chapter No. 14. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Todd, Maude V.
Maude V. Todd - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1998 - Maude V. Todd, 99, passed away July 1, 1998. Survived by her niece, Rose Mary (Larry) (nee Todd) Hegstrom of Pueblo, and nephew, Guy Springer of Taylor, Mich. Preceded in death by her husband, O.V. Todd, on Sept. 7, 1982- two sisters and two brothers. Born June 26, 1899, in Tichenal, W.Va. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating.

Todd, Rudolph
Rudolph Todd - Huerfano World - March 8, 1990 - Rudolph Todd, 89, of Walsenburg, died at his home Sunday morning, Mar. 4, 1990, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Todd had been in a wheelchair the past 18 months, having suffered several strokes over the past several years. Born Dec. 27, 1900, at Rouse to Andrew and Anna Rotar Todd, the youngest of seven children, his mother died when he was about four-years-old and his father returned to Austria from where he had immigrated. For a few years he lived with his Uncle John and Aunt Jessie at their ranch home in the Bear Greek and Spanish Peaks area. At around 12, he got his first job in the coal mines and at this time was living with his Aunt Pearl. What school he had attended, about five grades, was at the country school in the Huajatolla area. He married the former Martha Marshall on Sept. 26, 1924, in Aguilar. Mr. Todd was a self-taught radio repairman. He studied and received a diploma from the National Radio Institute in 1927. He began a radio repair business in his home and later when TV became an item, he also repaired TV's. He taught at Trinidad State Junior College and at Walsenburg High School. To supplement the family income, he also was custodian at Washington School many years, retiring in 1965. He continued in the repair business until his health from strokes prevented him to continue. He was a member of Huerfano Lodge, No. 27 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Walsenburg BPOE Elks Lodge for 50 years. Surviving are four children, Bonnie Potts, Ruth Ann Harrison and Martha Bak, all of Walsenburg and Rudolph M. Todd, Arvada; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Todd-Hall, Fern L.
Fern L. Todd-Hall - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2004 - Fern L. Todd-Hall, 99, born June 20, 1905, passed away Sept. 10, 2004. Survived by her children, Edith L. (Art E.) Hickman, David D. Todd II and Evelyn K. Kimsey; numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Fern was a LPN at Colorado State Hospital and was an accomplished seamstress. Viewing at the funeral home, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Todero, Domonick A.
Dominick A. Todero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1998 - Dominick A. Todero, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 18, 1998. He was born in Pueblo on July 19, 1926, to Anthony Todero and Alisa Leone Todero. Mr. Todero was a World War II Navy veteran and was retired from CF&I Steel, where he was employed as a boilermaker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Terlip Todero in 1977. Survived by his children, Dominick Todero Jr. and Frank (Sue) Todero of Pueblo- grandchildren, Dustin, Derek and Jolene Todero and Olivia Medina- and three great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his brother, Anthony (Betty) Todero- sisters, Constance A. (Kelly) Genova and Lucy J. Costa of Pueblo, Mary Jo DeLuca, Boulder, and Alice Pat (Bill) Cline, Novato, Calif.- and several nieces and nephews. Hunting and fishing were some of the hobbies he enjoyed. Visitation, Tuesday, 8-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at Holy Family Church prior to service time.

Todero, Frank J.
Frank J. Todero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Frank J. Todero, (Beak) 49, of Pueblo. Passed away Feb. 28, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Norma Jean Todero. He is survived by his daughters, Jolene Todero and Olivia Andrade, both of Pueblo; former spouse, Susan Andrade, Pueblo; brother, Dominic Todero, Texas; and grandchildren, Star Medina, T.J. McLallen and Elicia Todero– Montoya. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 4 at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Todero, Nick
Nick Todero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2005 - Nick Todero, 88, born July 26, 1916, passed away Jan. 27, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann (Sichile) Todero, who passed away in March 2004; parents, Ciro and Maria Todero; brothers, Tony, Sam, Joe and Louis; sisters, Jenny (Roy) Ott, Christie (Joe) Venezio, Angel Elich (Bill) Dolgan, and Mary Basgal (Fountain) Kline; and in-laws, Pete Marino, Sharon Todero, Connie Sichile, Josephine (Nick) Mravich and Frances (Charles) Cortese. Nick is survived by his children, Nick (Lucieann) Todero, and Carol (Dan) Smith; grandchildren, Lori (Michael) Feldman, Robert (Cherish) Todero, Danny (Stephanie) Smith and Scott Smith; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Mitchell Feldman, and a Todero great-grandchild on the way. Also survived by his sisters, Rose Marino and Josephine (Alex) Roitz; brother, Michael; sister-in-law, Frances Todero; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Nick served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was on board the USS San Francisco during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Later he was on the President Jackson during the landing of troops on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Bouganville. He retired as a steam engineer from the CF&I 40-inch mill in 1978. Nick was a member of BPO Elks No. 90 and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He liked to watch baseball, fish the Arkansas River, play cards at the Elks and spend time with his family. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Todero, Sharon
Dr. Sharon Jacketta Todero PSY.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2003 - Dr. Sharon Jacketta Todero PSY.D. Born in Pueblo, Oct. 29, 1942, passed away June 23, 2003. Graduated South High School in 1961. Sharon and Michael D. Todero were married in California, Dec. 14, 1966. Sharon and Michael returned to Pueblo, Aug. 31, 1999. Sharon attended nursing school and became a registered nurse, then worked in various hospitals in California. She continued education with California Coast University. Two months before she died, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Psychology with all the rights, privileges and honors on April 10, 2003. She studied and worked very hard to earn that degree which made her very happy and proud, and so was I. Sharon is home in heaven now, sadly missed and survived by her husband, Michael; her brother, Edward "Bud" Jacketta, his daughter, Lisa, and her daughter, Cassie; Sharon's aunt, Marie Bradish; and Sharon's uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Paulovec; also Michael's sister, Josephine "Jay" Roitz and husband Alex Roitz, with son's Nick and Alex Jr. I love you Sharon, forever and ever, Michael, "I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you."

Todhunter, Dimple D.
Dimple D. Todhunter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2005 - Dimple D. Todhunter, 95, family matriarch, passed away Feb. 25, 2005. Born Oct. 22, 1909, in Welda, Kan., to Jessie and William Collins. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Todhunter; son, James William "Bill" Todhunter; sisters, Sarah Chesney of Pueblo and Nellie Schwindt of Kan.; brothers, Charlie Collins of Kan., Ray Collins and Uly Collins, both of Pueblo; and great-grandson, Luke M. Dace of Tenn. Survived by her twin sister, Hazel F. Dunlap of Idaho; daughter, Carol (Frank) Dace of Pueblo; son, Gary (Marilyn) Todhunter of Alabama; sister-in-law, Lucille Collins of Hannibal, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many friends. Dimple loved sewing, baking, gardening and flowers. Viewing at the funeral home, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Daniel Day officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives following the interment at the cemetery's reception hall. Those who desire may make memorials to Preferred Hospice through the funeral home.

Toffoli, Italo
Italo "Bill" Toffoli - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Italo "Bill" Toffoli, 87, passed away Dec. 10, 1998. Survived by his son, Larry (Carol) Toffoli- daughter, Virginia (Ron) Savey- grandchildren, Laura and Mark Toffoli and Craig and Shauna Savey- and sister, Alba Plumb. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Tokar, Fioanni
Fioanni Tokar - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Fioanni Tokar is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Fioanni Tokar as a Hungarian, age 42, and married. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to:

Tokar, John
John Tokar - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Tolby, F. J.
Reverend F. J. Tolby – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 18, 1875 – The Tolby Murder – Examination of the Accused and Shooting of Cardenas – The examination of the parties charged with being principals or accessories to the murder of Rev. F. J. Tolby, was held at Cimarron on Wednesday before a magistrate. Several parties from Elizabethtown testified as to the statement made by Cardenas implicating Longwill, Mills and Donahoe, showing that no force was used and that he made the same statement to different parties at different times. The investigation was very full. The court held that there was not sufficient evidence against M. W. Mills and he was discharged. Donahoe and Cardenas were bound over to await the action of the grand jury. A large number of people from all over the country were in attendance, and the utmost order and quiet prevailed. A meeting was held and resolutions adopted expressive of their determination to put down crime, and also to maintain peace and good order at all times in the country. While Cardenas was being conveyed to the jail, in charge of two guards, a party of unknown men seized him and overpowered the guards, shot Cardenas through the head, killing him instantly. Longwill was not arrested, having evaded the officers and made good his escape. He is supposed to be in Santa Fe. The Longwill alluded to above appears to be Dr. R. H. Longwill, of Cimarron, who is well known in this city. If, as stated, he has evaded the officers and left the town, the thing has an ugly look for him, but what interest he could have had in the murder of an itinerant preacher is beyond our comprehension. It may be when the excitement cools down a little that he will return and explain matters.

Tolkach, Margaret
Margaret Mosby Tolkach - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Margaret Mosby Tolkach died on April 1, in Florence, Colo., after a long and wonderful life which began in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Wytheville, Va. in 1915. After moving north to New York City during the Great Depression, Maggie served in the Navy during World War II. She produced fine-art drawings for military publications and was stationed in the nation's capital. After the war, she returned to New York City's colorful Greenwich Village as a bohemian artist and attended The New School of Social Research. Maggie had many exciting jobs; her favorite was painting the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History. She married Jacob Tolkach, a sculptor, and together they raised two children. Maggie lived in Boonton Township, N.J., for most of her life and was active in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. She loved her rich family history and served as chaplain for her DAR chapter. Maggie is remembered best as wearing a big hat, smoking a cigar and frequenting garage sales. Maggie lived with her daughter in Fort Collins, Colo., for several years before moving to the Colorado State Veterans' Nursing Home. Her husband and her son, Thomas (Toki), preceded Maggie in death. Maggie is survived by her sisters, Ada Cushing of New York, and Barbara Charmoz of Paris, France; and by her daughter, Annie Lutton of Colorado. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Jason Van Tatenhove, Scott Van Tatenhove and Elizabeth Lutton of Colorado, Sarah Cuiak of Illinois and Carrie Tolkach of New Jersey; and by her great-granddaughter, Sierra Van Tatenhove-Gardner of Colorado. A celebration of Maggie's colorful life will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Unity Church of Fort Collins. All are welcome to share a memory, read a poem, sing a song and toast a life that has touched us all. The wearing of hats is encouraged.

Toller, Angelina
Angelina Toller - Huerfano World - November 17, 1994 - Huerfano Angelina Toller, 93, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1994 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born in Berwind Oct. 21, 1901 to Donato and Anna Bassetti, she married Fortuno Toller Feb. 12, 1920. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Tabernacle Society and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include three children, Delphine Dissler, Littleton; Olga Shaw, Grand Junction and Fred Toiler, Walsenburg; a sister, Esther Bressan, Grand Junction and nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church with a rosary preceding by the Tabernacle Society. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery with a graveside service by the VFW Auxiliary.

Toller, Herman J.
Herman Joseph Toller - Huerfano World - April 19, 1990 - Herman Joseph Toller, 72, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 13, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Mancos, the son of Emanuel and Mary Toller, the family came to Huerfano County in 1921 when he was three-years-old. He attended school in several of the area coal camp schools and at the age of 14 he began working in the coal mines. He worked in all of the CF&I mines in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, retiring from the Allen Mine in 1980. Mr. Toller was a member of UMWA Local Union #9856, Knights of Columbus and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife Margaret, sons, Terry Toller and Wayne (Corky) Toller, a sister, Amelia Micheli and two grandchildren, all of Walsenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tolley, Mercedes
Mercedes "Mercy" Urenda Tolley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2005 - Mercedes "Mercy" Urenda Tolley, 66, passed away Sept. 29, 2005. Survived by her loving husband, A.B. Tolley; brothers and sisters, Albert (Mary Lou) Urenda, Alice (Arturo) Salazar, Paul Urenda, Hope (Manuel) Acosta of Dublin, Calif., Robert Urenda, Conrado Urenda, Senon Urenda Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Senon and Lydia Urenda; brother, Manuel Urenda; sisters, Virginia Urenda, Virginia Urenda, Rosie Urenda; and sister-in-law, Dolores Urenda. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow. The family will receive friends at the home of Paul Urenda. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

Tolmich, Albert J.
Albert Joseph Tolmich - Huerfano World - February 24, 1994 - Huerfano Albert Joseph Tolmich, 70, died at his home in Olathe Feb. 16, 1994. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Montrose. Born in Walsenburg, he moved to Denver and then to Olathe 15 years ago. Mr. Tolmich served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He was a French pastry chef for United Airlines for 25 years. He was also a Eucharistic minister at Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Olathe. Survivors include two daughters, Aljean Greenacre, Montrose and Melody Searle, Olathe; seven brothers, Hank Talmidge, Virgil, John, Ernest, Larry, and Michael Tolmich, all of Washington state and Harry Tolmich, Texas; three sisters, Rose Snyder, California, Eva Emerson and Leona Spengler, Washington state and three grandchildren.

Tolmich, Bertha A.
Bertha A. Tolmich - Huerfano World - March 28, 1991 - Bertha A. Tolmich, 92, of Colorado Springs, died March 6, 1991 in a Colorado Springs hospital. A native of Colorado, Mrs. Tolmich had lived in Stockton, CA, 38 years prior to moving back to Colorado in 1988. She was a homemaker and attended St. George's Catholic Church in Stockton, CA. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Guzman of Colorado Springs and Cecilia Chavez of Stockton, CA; two sons, Andy Tolmich of Colorado Springs and Thomas Tolmich of Manteca, CA; two brothers, Arthur Archuleta of Lynwood, CA and Robert Vigil of Denver; a sister, Grace Espinoza of Walsenburg; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Rosary was recited in Frisbie, Warren & Carroll Mortuary. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. George's Catholic Church in Stockton, CA. Burial was in Stockton Rural Cemetery.

Tolmich, Frank
Frank Tolmich - Walsenburg World - April 15, 1930 - Man Drops Dead While Working On Apache Road – Heart Disease Caused Frank Tolmich Death, Coroner Determines – Frank Tolmich, 30, a member of one of Huerfano county's oldest Mexican families, dropped dead late Friday while at work on the Apache-Greenhorn federal aid project 19 miles north of here in the Pueblo-Walsenburg road. He was employed by the Mountain States Construction Co., contractors for the work, as a mule driver. Fellow employees said he had been kicked in the leg by a mule and told of his feeling sick for the last two days. He fainted twice during the first hour of his work, Coroner W.S. Chapman said. He said the man died of heart disease, after performing a post mortem examination. His body was found in weeds along the side of the road. The funeral was Sunday in charge of the Furphy Brothers Undertaking Co.

Tolmich, Irene
Irene Tolmich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1986 - Irene Tolmich, 80, late of 1439 Spruce, died Jan. 30, 1986. Formerly of Walsenburg, she had been a Pueblo resident since 1939. She was a Cursillista of Christianity. Preceded in death by husband, Modesto Tolmich, in 1983, and granddaughter, Betty Martinez, in 1979. Mother-in-law of Felix Martinez; grandmother of Pete Carl (Linda) Martinez and Ryan Matthew Martinez. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1439 Spruce.

Tolmich, Mary
Mary Piedad Tolmich - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Huerfano Mary Piedad Tolmich, 93, died Dec. 13, 1992, in Seattle, WA. She was born in Walsenburg Oct. 11, 1899. Survivors include three daughters, Rose Snyder, San Leandro, CA, Ascension Emerson, Seattle, and Elva Spengler, Winlock, WA; eight sons, Albert, Olathe, Henry, Port Orchard, WA, Alfonso, Virgil, John and Michael Tolmich, Seattle, Lawrence, Marysville, WA, and Harry, Sacramento, CA; a brother, Nicolas Valdez, Anaheim, CA; a sister, Millie Somara, Los Angeles; 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil.

Tombling, George (Daughter of)
Daughter of George Tombling - Walsenburg World - October 10, 1901 - Card of Thanks - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tombling wish to thank their friends who so kindly assisted them in the sickness and burial of their darling little daughter. - Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tombling.

Tomczak, Sylvester
Sylvester "Duffy" Tomczak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1986 - Sylvester "Duffy" Tomczak died Dec. 15, 1986. Husband of Lois Tomczak. Father of Douglass Tomczak of Toledo, Ohio. Grandfather of Kelli and Amy Tomczak. Also survived by five sisters. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment and final services in Toledo, Ohio.

Tomice, Walter
Walter Tomice - Brandon Bell - October 22, 1915 - Miners Charged with Tomice Murder - Trinidad - Seven coal miners are in the county jail here charged with participating in the murder of Walter Tomice, who was killed during a pitched battle in a saloon at Delagua. Jack Zallie, who was shot through the body is in the local hospital mortally wounded. Frank Niccoli was stabbed with a butcher knife. His assailant after inflicting three wounds left the weapon in Niccoli's back. Niccoli fainted when his brother removed the knife.

Tomicich, John M. Sr.
John M. Tomicich, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - John M. Tomicich, Sr. was born in Pueblo on Jan. 17, 1922, and passed away Jan. 16, 1987, in Pueblo. He is predeceased by a son, Kevin, in 1982; his mother, Pauline, in 1950; and his father, George, in 1941. Husband of Clara M. Tomicich of the family home. Father of John M. (Debbi) Tomicich Jr. of St. Charles, Mo., Jim (Helen) Tomicich, Suzy (Fred) Smith of Pueblo and Paul (George) Tomicich of San Diego, Calif. Grandfather of Alicia, Justin, Michele, Jim my, Joey, Jeff and Eric. Brother of Anne (John) Kadunc. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He retired as a lieutenant from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department. Services at Holy Family Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. He will lie in state from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends at 2419 Dahlia Lane.

Tomko, Helen
Helen Tomko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2004 - Helen Tomko, Pueblo, Colo., born on May 3, 1913, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004. She is predeceased by her husband, Pete Tomko; infant son, Robert Paul; parents, Mike and Susie Mikita; five brothers and two sisters. Helen was a very giving, kind mother and grandmother who loved to bake goodies. She is survived by six children, Evelyn Triplett of California, Susan (James) Liese of Florida, Patsy (Bill) Morrow, Richard Tomko, Tom (Becky) Tomko and Ron Tomko of Pueblo, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Helen also has numerous relatives, friends, nieces and nephews from the Mikita side and Tomko side of her family who kept in contact with her throughout her lifetime and during her illness. Her family is very grateful to all. Viewing will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Panikhida will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, with Father Anthony at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, with Father Anthony and Father Paul Fedec at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Tomko, Margit
Margit Tomko - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Margit Tomko, Jan. 11, 1987. Wife of John Tomko who passed away April 18, 1975, and mother of Anna M. Mravich (Ray) Hegler; Eleanor (Joe) Filler and Margaret (John) Snarich, all of Pueblo. Survived also by 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, Anna Tucker and a brother, Tony Niznik. Mrs. Tomko was a member of St. Anthony Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society at the church. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1921. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Anthony Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room at St. Francis Xavier Church immediately following the cemetery committal.

Tomko, Mary
Mary Tomko - Pueblo Star Journal - August 2, 1957 – Mary (Sovich) Tomko, August 2. Mother of Mike Tomko, with whom she made her home at 2430-1/2 Spruce; John, Paul and Pete Tomko, all of Pueblo: Mrs. Katherine Evans, Ramah, Colo.; and Mrs. Helen Palko, Englewood, Colo. Grandmother of 28; great-grandmother of 48 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Sister of Robert Smith, Imperial, Pa: John Sovich, Donora, Pa; Mrs. Susie Pavuk, Ellwood City, Pa; and Mrs. Mary Sekel and George Sovich, both of Passiac, N.J. Member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church and the National Slovonic Society. A resident of Pueblo from 1899 to 1907 and for the past eight years. Widow of Paul Tomko, who died in 1931.

Tomko, Mary A.
Mary A. Tomko - Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 1986 - Mary A. (Selleck) Tomko, Lakewood, died Sept. 7. 1986. Mother of Michael Tomko, Arvada; mother-in-law of Patricia Tomko. Also survived by four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tomko, Mike
Mike Tomko - Pueblo Star Journal – March 16, 1967 - Mike Tomko, March 15, 1967. Husband of Mary A. Tomko and father of Michael Tomko II of the home, 2430-1/2 Spruce. Brother of John and Pete Tomko, Pueblo; Paul Tomko, Aurora, Colo.; Mrs. Katherine Evans, Colorado Springs; and Mrs. Helen Palko, Englewood, Colo. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church and San Isabel Chapter 2, DAV. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A native of Pueblo. Parastas 7 p.m. Friday, Davis Chapel, and services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel and 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Orthodox Church with Father John J. Chupeck officiating. Military services by his DAV chapter at Roselawn Cemetery.

Tomlin, Floyd G.
Floyd G. Tomlin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Floyd G. Tomlin, 980 Osbon Dr., Aiken, SC, 29801, formerly of Las Animas, Colo., left this earth on his journey to eternity on Feb. 20 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on March 9, 1925, in Blackwell, Okla., to Pearl F. and Hazel (Abbott) Tomlin. The family moved to Las Animas in 1933 where Floyd attended most of his school years. After Pearl Harbor, in 1941, Floyd decided he wanted to enlist, so after his birthday in March, at the age of 17, he joined the Navy. He was on the USS Reno when it was torpedoed by the Japanese and two-thirds of the crew had to abandon ship. Although another ship was on its way to pick them up, they were unaware of it and had to splash around in the waters and try to keep afloat for several hours until rescued. He was married to Mabel Strickland in Charleston, S.C. in 1945, left the Navy and returned to Las Animas, but re-enlisted soon after and remained in service until his retirement and moved to Aiken in 1963. He was predeceased by an infant son, Floyd Gale, while living in San Francisco; and his adopted son, Chris Tomlin, who lived in Hawaii, in 1999; his parents; his step-dad, Buck Barnes; and his brother, Harold Fae Tomlin, who was also his good buddy. Floyd will continue to live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife; his sons, Herman Strickland of Welton, Ariz., J.D. Strickland of Big Bear, Calif.; and their families, sisters, LaVonne (Dennys) Pointon of Torrance, Calif, Twila (Bill) Galbraith of Olney Springs, Colo.; brothers, Guy (Mattie) Tomlin of Mount Pleasant, Texas, S. Buck (Pamela) Barnes and their families; and sister-in-law, Olive, wife of Harold Fae and their family; plus several of his wife Mabel's sisters and brothers and their families in North and South Carolina as well as Utah. He was a good husband and father and loved his whole family dearly. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, George's Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., Aiken. Cremation will follow.

Tomlin, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Tomlin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2001 - Patricia Ann Tomlin, 44, resident of the Grand Junction Regional Center, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Patricia was the daughter of Fae and Olive Tomlin of Las Animas, Colo. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Las Animas Cemetery.

Tompkins, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Tompkins – Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Clarence E. Tompkins, born Aug. 7, 1931, in Ojo, Colo., passed away Sept. 29, 1997. Survived by his wife, Florence Tompkins of the family home- children, Deborah (Ron) Adams, Donna (Mike) Dovgan, Dolores (Marvin) Gersick and Denise (Ken) Byerly. He loved hunting, fishing and his grandchildren, Jesse and Ashley Adams, Ben and Steve Byerly, Anthony, Natalie, Seth and Stacie Dovgan, John and Mathew Gersick, Mike (Genevieve), Brian, Craig (Paula) and Danny Sartor. Also survived by his great-granddaughters, Jeanine and Jennifer. Survived by sister, Ollie Mae Livingston, Oklahoma- brothers, Jack of Pueblo, Joe (Marilyn), Michigan, Jim (Bettie), Washington- stepfather, Skip Slaughter, Oklahoma, and stepsisters, Carla (Steve) Rench, Washington, and Bea Campbell, Alaska. Mr. Tompkins was raised in the La Veta and La Veta Pass area where he worked for the Shrout family, who he loved dearly, cutting Christmas trees and timber. He came to Pueblo in 1950, working at the CF&I for a short time before beginning his employment with Public Service Co. After 35 years of service, he retired in 1986. Mr. Tompkins was a member of the United States Naval Reserve, retiring in 1991. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the Colorado Boys Ranch in care of the funeral home office

Tompkins, Clyde T.
Clyde T. "Tommy" Tompkins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Clyde T. "Tommy" Tompkins, 88, passed away Dec. 25, 2005. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Irene Tompkins. Survived by his children, Lenny (Patricia) Tompkins of Pueblo and Deborah (Ron) Ismay of Windsor, Colo.; grandchildren, Clint Tompkins, Phoenix, Ariz., Neil Tompkins, Denver, Colo., and Lee Ismay, Windsor, Colo. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Tommy served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot where he was an electronics engineer. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post No. 39 and also the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tompkins, Irene M.
Irene M. Tompkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1998 - Irene M. Tompkins went to be with our Lord and her loved ones on Feb. 26, 1998. Irene was born on Dec. 26, 1911, in Ellis, Kan., to Alex and Mary Pfeifer. She moved to Monte Vista as a young girl and to Pueblo in 1943. Preceded in death by her husband Lynn O. Loser, whom she married in 1927. Also preceded in death by her parents- sisters, Rosalie Pope, Emmeline Peevy, Evelyn Pfeifer, and Mary Jane Pfeifer- brother, Edward Pfeifer- daughters, Mary Ann Allen and Lenore Halgrimson- grandson, Harold Quint Jr.- and granddaughter, Diane Quint. Survived by her loving husband, Clyde (Tommy) T. Tompkins, whom she married July 3, 1964- sons, Lawrence (Francie) Loser, Gerald Loser- daughters, Shirley (Robert) Carley and Betty Sullivan- two sisters, Henrietta Lunden and Sally Harris- and brother, Edward Pfeifer. Also survived by 19 grandchildren- 47 great-grandchildren- and nine great-great-grandchildren. Irene was a member of FOE 145 and American Legion Post 2. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Parish. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will gather at the family home, 2127 Elmwood Lane, immediately following the service.

Tompkins, Jessie F.
Jessie F. Tompkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1999 - Jessie F. Tompkins Passed away July 31, 1999, in Pueblo Jessie was born May15, 1906, in Delta County, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo for nearly 60 years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, George Storm Sr., in 1940, and Roy Tompkins in 1962- two sons- two brothers- and four sisters. Her survivors include her son, Charles (Lois) Storm and daughter, Ruby Holden- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Tompkins will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 1999, at the Mortuary. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Tompkins, Joseph G.
Joseph G. Tompkins - Huerfano World - February 28, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Joseph G. Tompkins, former owner of the Ojo Springs resort, died. Pueblo Chieftain - February 29, 1944 - Joseph G. Tompkins, local hospital. To Walsenburg, Colo. For services and interment. [Editor's Note: Joseph G. Tompkins died February 24, 1944. Obituary listed World Independent, February 28, 1944, Page 4.]

Tompkins, Mary Ethel
Mary Ethel Tompkins - Huerfano World - October 30, 1980 - Services today for Mary Tompkins - Mrs. Mary Ethel Tompkins, 74, of La Veta, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, 1980, of an apparent heart attack. Born in Piqua, KS, Dec. 5, 1905, her early years were spent in Kansas where she was reared. Mrs. Tompkins lived in Grand Junction and in Denver before coming to La Veta in November of 1957. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had been active in Patience Circle and other church related activities. Surviving are her husband, John C. Tompkins, La Veta, two daughters, Sue Ann Noble of Grand Junction and Molly L. Hogan, Denver; a son, William R. Smith, Denver, step- children, Clarence Tompkins, Pueblo, Joe Tompkins, Otsego, MI Jack Tompkins, Olney Springs, Jim Tompkins, Tacoma, WA, and Ollie Mae Livingston, South Coffeyville, OK, 39 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m, Thursday (today) at La Veta Methodist Church. Burial will be in the La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Tomsic, Albert T.
Albert T. Tomsic - Fort Morgan Times - August 2, 2005 - DPS bus chief kept wheels turning - Albert T. Tomsic, who died July 13 at age 85, supervised the Denver Public Schools' transportation division during the raucous years between 1969 and 1974, when escalating fury over court-ordered busing resulted in buses being bombed and routinely vandalized. Some of the most aggressive hostility took place in 1970, a year after a Denver district court judge ruled that only enforced busing could remedy the inequities in Denver's tacitly segregated schools. On Feb. 6, 1970, busing opponents planted dynamite in the DPS transportation service center, destroying 38 buses and 8 other district vehicles, leaving 30 percent of the fleet ruined or extensively damaged. Tomsic, who rushed to the facility from his home that night, learned that the blast missed the incoming shift of mechanics by 5 minutes. Tomsic was born in Primero, a now-defunct coal mining camp town west of Trinidad. During World War II, he was trained as an Army airplane mechanic, a skill that translated readily to automobile repair when he moved to Walsenburg after the war ended. Shortly afterward, he moved to Denver and hired on as a DPS bus driver. He transported special education students and formed close ties with them. Often, he passed along his son's outgrown clothing and shoes. He went on to become a DPS mechanic and then rose to supervise the transportation division, a promotion that Tomsic, who never graduated from high school, cherished for the rest of his life. When the court-ordered busing began, Tomsic worked longer hours at the garage. He worried about the students riding the buses, and about the drivers, who faced ugly epithets from angry parents. "I don't think Dad fully understood why there would be so much anger about busing if those in power felt it was ultimately going to be good for the children," said Tomsic's daughter, Aljean Tucker. "It was a pretty scary time for my dad and the people who worked on the buses. Would a bus driver be hurt? Would kids on the bus be hurt? Buses were being vandalized all the time by angry parents. It wasn't just this one bombing incident." Busing opponents forced the issue up to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1973, the court ordered the desegregation of all Denver schools. Citywide busing began the next year, and continued until 1995 when chief U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch released city schools from mandatory busing. Survivors include son James Tomsic of Huntington, Conn.; daughter Aljean Tucker of Colorado Springs; sisters Bertha Meese of Chicago, Ill., and Martha Villano of Northglenn; four grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. His wife, Emogene M. Tomsic, preceded him in death.

Tomsic, Antonia F.
Antonia F. Tomsic - Huerfano World - July 29, 1993 - Antonia Frances Tomsic died July 26, 1993, in Huerfano Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Knezak, Slovenia Apr. 2, 1928, "Toncka" or "Toni" as she was known emigrated to America and Walsenburg with her mother in 1931. She attended Walsen and St. Mary Schools, graduating in 1945. She received a degree from Blair Business School in Colorado Springs and afterward was employed as an administrative secretary until illness forced her retirement. Ms. Tomsic was a member of SNPJ Lodge 299, AARP and Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include her mother, Frances Knafelc Tomsic, Walsenburg and her brother, John Tomsic, Walsenburg. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight) from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Tomsic, Edward
Edward Tomsic - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Edward Tomsic who died Sept. 13, 1981. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Mary, sons and grandchildren.

Tomsic, Emogene M.
Emogene M. Giro Tomsic - Huerfano World - December 17, 1998 - Emogene M. Giro Tomsic, 74, of Denver, died November 26, 1998 in that city. Born in Walsenburg on November 1, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Emma Giro, on January 3, 1945, she married Albert Tomsic in Walsenburg. Survivors include her husband, Albert T. Tomsic of Denver; a son, James Tomsic, Huntington, CT; a daughter, Aljean Tucker, Colorado Springs; three granddaughters, one grandson, and one great- granddaughter; one sister, Verneice Nardine, Walsenburg; brothers and sisters- in-laws, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral mass was from Holy Cross Church in Thorton. Burial was in Mount Olivet Mausoleum in Wheatridge.

Tomsic, Frank
Frank Tomsic - Huerfano World - January 5, 1994 - Huerfano County Diary - Fifty Years Ago - Frank Tomsic was instantly killed Friday when he was caught in a slip of rock from the face of Room 2 in the first dip in the Robinson No. 4 mine at Cameron.

Tomsic, Iris Anita
Iris Anita Tomsic - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - Iris Anita Tomsic, late of Pueblo, died unexpectedly, May 29, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, William H. Tomsic Sr. of the family home; stepchildren, William H. (Jennifer) Tomsic Jr., Pueblo; Sherrie (Eddie) Brown and Donald L. Tomsic, all of Bullhead City, Ariz.; her parents, Lawrence and Helen Villers, Pueblo; sister, Barbara (Mac) McKinnon, Pueblo; brothers, Charles (Sue), Des Plaines, Ill.; Larry (Laree) Villers, Elizabeth, Colo.; and Lee (Kathe) Villers, Pueblo West. Survived also by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and five grandchildren. Born Feb. 22, 1935, in Dongola, Ill. Mrs. Tomsic moved to Pueblo from Florida in 1972. She attended Pueblo schools, Irving Grade, Thatcher Junior High and Centennial High School. Mrs. Tomsic became a born-again Christian at an early age. Preceded in death by her brother, Bob. Mr. and Mrs. Tomsic were married Dec. 18, 1980, in Pueblo. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Meyers of Calvary Bible Church, Colorado Springs, officiating. Interment, Imperial. Visitation until service time Wednesday. The family may be contacted at No. 8 White Place, Pueblo.

Tomsic, Jack K.
Jack K. Tomsic - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1986 - Jack K. Tomsic was born May 13, 1918, in Valdez, Colo., and died Dec. 29, 1986, in Pueblo. Husband of Nadine E. Tomsic of the family home. Father of Jaci (Ray) Roseman, Karen (Dan) Frazier, Karl (Nicole) Tomsic and Jack (Joann) Tomsic Jr. Grandfather of Brandon and Scott Roseman, Nicholas, Jessica and Erica Tomsic. Brother of Mary Falagrady. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A retired electrician and member of IBEW No. 12. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home. Respects may be paid after 1 p.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Tomsic, Lena
Lena Tomsic - Huerfano World - January 15, 2004 - Lena Tomsic, 91, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away January 12, 2004. Lena is survived by her son, Larry Tomsic, of Salt Lake City, UT; her sister, Josephine Summers, of Walsenburg; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Tomsic, and brothers, Remo (Rocky) Yacconi, Floyd Yacconi and Romolo Yacconi. Rosary will be Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Funeral mass, Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Burial at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Tomsic, Mary
Mary Tomsic - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Mary Tomsic, 94, Walsenburg, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at the Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient. Mrs. Tomsic was born on Sept. 18, 1903, in Essen, Germany, to Mathias and Maria Gehrmann Plasnik. On Jan. 12, 1924, she married Edward Tomsic in Trinidad, Colo. The couple moved from Trinidad to the Huerfano County area in 1931. Mrs. Tomsic was very active as a Pink Lady with the Hospital Women's Auxiliary and was recognized for contributing more than 6,000 hours of her time. She was very active with the Slovene National Benefit Society, where she was secretary of the local lodge for more than 25 years. She is survived by two sons, Edward (Elizabeth) Tomsic, Denver, William (Dorothy) Tomsic, Huntington Beach, Calif.- a brother, Frank (Helen) Selak, Pueblo- a sister-in-law, Ida Selak, Florida- grandchildren, Gerald Tomsic, Los Angeles, Calif., Rosemary Cochran, Littleton, James (Cindy) Tomsic, Montrose, Donald (Ann) Tomsic, Parker, Bonnie Ditto, Lakewood, Connie Tomsic, Wheat Ridge- great-grandchildren, Scott and Randy Cochran, Julie and Caitlin Ditto, all of Denver, Ashley Tomsic, Montrose- numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Tomsic, on Sept. 13, 1981. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday with Father Frank Davied, O.F.M., officiating. Graveside service, Slovene National Benefit Society. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Contributions may be made to the Huerfano Medical Center Women's Auxiliary.

Tomsic, Rudy W.
Rudy W. Tomsic - Huerfano World - May 8, 2003 - Rudy W. Tomsic, 78, of Walsenburg, died Monday, May 5, 2003. Mr. Tomsic was born on April 17, 1925 in Primero to John and Jennie Bresnic Tomsic. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a member of St. Mary Church, Elks, KC's, American POW's and past volunteer fireman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, but was well-known for being a handyman. Mr. Tomsic is survived by his wife, Mary A. Tomsic; daughters, Barbara (Larry) Menegatti, Walsenburg, and Karen (Ronnie) Roberts, Trinchera; grandchildren, John Paul, Judy, Jennifer and Jason Menegatti and Jackie, Tara, Rhonda and Cody Roberts; brother, Albert Tomsic; sisters, Martha (John) Billano, Denver, and Birdie Meese, Chicago; brothers-in-law, James (Marill) Cavin, California, and Camillo Andreatta, Walsenburg; sister-in-law, Lena Tomsic, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, John and Frank; and sisters, Mary and Olga. Services, Monday, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m.; funeral mass, 10-.30 a.m. with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Tomsick, Jack
Jack Tomsick – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Jack Tomsick is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Jack Tomsick: Austrian, age 23, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Tomsick, John
John Tomsick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1926 - The funeral of John Tomsick will take place Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the St. Joseph's hall and from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Interment Roselawn. George F. McCarthy service.

Tomsick, John J.
John J. Tomsick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1998 - John J. Tomsick passed away Jan. 29, 1998. Born on Jan. 5, 1915, in Pueblo. John's life work was 55 years of shoe repairing. He and his brother, Ray, owned Park Hill Shoe Shop. John and his wife, Mary, started Tomsick's Shoe Shop at 514 N. Main, retiring in 1982. Mr. Tomsick was a member of St. Leander Church. Preceded in death by wife, Mary A. Tomsick- daughter, Nina Lee Tomsick- grandson, Scott Carara- sisters, Josephine "Pep" Komornic, Mary "Mim" Pachak, Ann Tomsick, Margaret Snider- brother, Donald "Zoot" Tomsick. Survived by Shirley (Richard) Carara, John (Anna) Tomsick, Sharon (Gene) Artichoker, Judy (Ralph) Armijo, Ann Marie Tomsick- brother, Ray (Shirley) Tomsick- 19 grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will greet friends following the interment at St. Leander Parish Hall. Special thanks to Drs. Darrow, Hoyle, Patel, Shapiro and Cichon. Also the nursing staff from 6300 and ICU at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

Tomsick, Raymond P.
Raymond P. Tomsick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2002 - Raymond P. Tomsick, lifetime Pueblo resident and longtime businessman, passed away at his residence March 21, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Tomsick is preceded in death by his parents, John and Josephine Tomsick; and three sisters, Mary Anne Pachak, Josephine Komarnic and Margaret Snider; two brothers, John Tomsick and Donald Tomsick. Ray was a member of St. Pius X Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus No. 557, and also the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley; three children, Beverly (Reuben) Aschliman, Fort Collins, Colo., Marshall (Kathy) Tomsick, Downers Grove, Ill., Roland P. (Carole) Tomsick, Arvada, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was an avid golfer and bridge player. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, St. Pius X Catholic Church, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Ray to the Father Stovick Memorial Endowment at St. Pius X Church.

Tonelli, Edith A.
Edith A. Tonelli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Edith A. Tonelli, born Aug. 7, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 21, 2000, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Peter Tonelli. Survived by two sisters, Rosemary (Kleath) Kembel and Florence Guadagnolo of Stockton, Calif.; two nieces, Janis (Lou) Kembel-Gonzalez and Valori Richie Lee; also grand-nephew and grand-niece, T.J. and Andrea Lee. She is also survived and mourned by a myriad of friends who will ever treasure the loyalty and joy of her friendship. Edith was a graduate of Central High School, the University of Colorado and Adams State College. She taught school in Pueblo District 60 for 34 years and was designated a Master Teacher. She touched countless young lives with her compassion, integrity and warmth. Her students learned the values of honesty, fair play, and an abiding sense of humor. She shared her teaching expertise in service to the Southern Colorado Summer Migrant Program. Edith was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Rosemount Museum Auxiliary, Channel 8 Auction, The Pueblo Zoo, The Teachers Bowling League, C.U. Alumni Association and the Assistance League of Pueblo. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family members will greet friends at the Pueblo Convention Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the services. In lieu of food and flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center through the funeral home office in Edith's memory.

Tonera, Antonio
Antonio Tonera - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 28, 1910 - Mine Fatalities - Trinidad - Three miners were killed Saturday by falls of rock in a mine at Wootton. Two were brothers, named Josephia and Carlo Gagleri. They were single. Antonio Tonera, a Starkville miner, was killed by a rock fall there Saturday afternoon. He leaves a widow and five children.

Tonkinson, David L.
David L. Tonkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2001 - David L. Tonkinson, 57, passed away June 23, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary Jo; his children, Michael (Cynthia) Tonkinson, Russell Tonkinson, Terra (Steve) Skilling; brothers, Jimmy (Nancy) Tonkinson, Ronnie (Joan) Tonkinson, Jerry Tonkinson; grandchildren, Aaron and Brian Skilling and Zoei Tonkinson. Preceded in death by parents, Russell and Marcella. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a loving husband, father and friend and will be sadly missed. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Tonne, Catherine Marie
Catherine Marie Tonne - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2003 - Catherine Marie Tonne, born in Berkeley, Ill., to parents, Michael and Angeline Larocca, March 18, 1911, passed away on March 15, 2003, after a life of song. Preceded in death by husband, Christopher; brothers, Pasquale, Nicholas, Joseph, Louis, Michael and Rocco Daniel Larocca; sisters, Felicia Larocca and Mary Burr; and grandson, Christopher Tonne. Survived by sister, Angeline Moore of Berkeley, Ill.; sons, Philip (Andrea) of Atlanta, Jay (Mary) and Michael of Pueblo; and daughter, Jeanette Gallagher of Oslo, Norway. Also survived by grandsons, Philip Tonne Jr. of Albuquerque and Jay Tonne Jr. of Denver; granddaughters, Elizabeth Tonne of Framingham, Mass., Cathryn Tonne of Boston, Mass., Mercedes (Michael) Fegley of New York City and Brigid (Brian) Stagg of Maplewood, N.J.; great-grandsons, Braden and Calin Stagg; great granddaughter, August Fegley; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Catherine was a vocalist and organist in the past at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Patrick's, and Our Lady of the Meadows churches. She was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for many years and served on the board of the Saint Vincent DePaul store. Memorial Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with Rev. Michael DeSciose as celebrant. Thank you, Dr. Carl Bartecchi, for many years of devoted care and service. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart or John Neumann Schools through the funeral home.

Tonne, Christopher F.
Christopher F. Tonne - Pueblo Chieftain - November11, 1999 Christopher F. Tonne was called to the Lord Nov. 9, 1999, after a long and wonderful life. The son of William and Louise Tonne, he was born in Medford, Wis., Sept. 17, 1903. Survived by his wife, Catherine; his sons, Philip (Andrea), Jay (Mary) and Michael; and his daughter, Jeanette Gallagher; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mercedes (Michael) Fegley, Jay, Cathryn, Philip and Brigid (Brian) Stagg and great-grandson, Braden Stagg. Also survived by brother, Alexander, and sisters, Catherine Kohlin and Mary Louise Buckle. Preceded in death by his brothers, Theodore, William, August, Jerome and Robert and grandson, Christopher. He retired in Pueblo in 1972 after a business career in and around Chicago, Ill. In addition to a passion for golf in his retirement he was a trustee of the Pueblo Scared Heart Home, board member of the St. Vincent Store, active in the Pueblo Coin Club and in the Sunsational Barbershop Chorus. He was a Eucharistic minister, lector, and choir member for the Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart and Our Lady Of The Meadows. His body is being donated to science so there will be no viewing. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, and the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, with Rev. Father Michael DeSciose as celebrant. Both services will be held at the Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral Restoration Fund or a charity of your choice.

Toof, J. B.
J. B. Toof – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 20, 1875 – Mr. J. B. Toof, who has been a resident of Pueblo and neighborhood for several years past, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. J. W. O. Snyder.  Mr. Toof was an aged gentleman and died from an attack of pneumonia.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 20, 1875 – Died on October 19th, at the residence of J. W. O. Snyder, in this city, of pneumonia, Mr. J. B. Toof, aged 71 years, 2 months, and 15 days.  Funeral from the residence of J. W. O. Snyder, this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock.  All friends are invited to attend.

Toogood, Edith L.
Edith L. Toogood - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Edith L. Toogood of 1515 Lakeview, passed from this world peacefully June 29, 1986. Wife of Justin Toogood and mother of Donna (Edward) Laughlin, both of Pueblo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Donna (Bill) Dickerson and Jack (Diane) Laughlin, both of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Shae Lee Dickerson and Justin Herley; sister, Mabel Irvin, McCracken, Kan. Mrs. Toogood graduated from the Corwin School of Nursing and was employed as an RN for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Parkview Hospital and served at the Pueblo Army Depot during WWII as a nurse. She then was employed by Dr. J. Sims Norman until her retirement. She received a commendation medal from Senator Allott for assisting in the rescue of his brother, who was hurt on a camping trip. Her life personified the Florence Nightingale Code which says in part “I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I aid the physician in his work and as "missioner of health" I will dedicate myself to devoted service to human welfare ..." Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pritz Markert Humane Shelter in care of the funeral home office.

Toogood, Eleanor
Eleanor Toogood - Huerfano World - February 4, 1999 - Eleanor Toogood died Feb. 3, 1999 in Huerfano Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Toogood, Lula May
Lula May Toogood - Independent - May 21, 1936 - Mrs. H. S. Toogood Died Last Night - Lula May Toogood died at the family home on east Kansas Ave. Wednesday evening following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Toogood came to Huerfano county 25 years ago with her family from Bertrand, Nebraska. A private funeral will be held at the Unfug-Peet mortuary at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Robert A. Rice in charge. Mrs. Toogood is survived by her husband, H.S. Toogood, five sons and five daughters. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Florence Bastion of Atwood, Kan., Mrs. H.R. Mayer, Danbury, Neb., and Mrs. Vernon Rogers of Colo. Springs. One brother, Roy. O. Akers of San Diego, Calif., also survives.

Tooke, Martha Dell
Martha Dell Tooke - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2004 - Martha Dell Tooke passed away Dec. 17, 2004, in Pueblo. Martha was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Plainview, Texas, to Olen B. and Henri L. Scott. She was employed as a social worker for 22 years before retiring in 1987. Mrs. Tooke was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she sang in the church choir and Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star. Her survivors include her husband of 60 years, Walter Tooke, of the family home; daughters, June (Don) Mullins of Blacksburg, Va., and Joan (Tom) Harris, of Eagle River, Alaska; four grandchildren, Heather (Andrew) Crislip, Aaron Mullins, Olen Harris, Roe Harris; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jessica Harris and Todd Harris. Mrs. Tooke will lie in state from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in the St Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Martha be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church through the mortuary.

Toole, Mr.
Mr. Toole – Alamosa Journal – October 23, 1884 – At 11 o'clock on the night of the 14th a man named Toole, connected with the bank at Tucson and with a branch at Tombstone which recently failed, stepped from the eastbound train at the depot in Trinidad and shot himself dead.

Tooms, J. C.
J. C. Tooms - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 12, 1919 - J. C. Tooms, 46 years old, half owner of a barber shop in Pueblo, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. The bullet pierced his heart and lodged in the wall. Toombs [sic] is said to have been in good spirits all morning and he had just finished shaving a customer when he shot himself.

Topping, Guelfredo
Guelfredo “Jim” Topping - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 74, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2002. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Ninfa Valdez; grandfather, Lucas Valdez; parents, Josephine and Henry Topping; grandsons, Michael Gennetta, Jason Van Dresser; and sister, Viola Arroyo. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia Topping; daughters, Pat (Tom) Gennetta, Cathi Van Dresser; sons, Curt (Tammy) Topping, Gary Topping; grandchildren, Melissa (David) Banovich, Anthony Gennetta, Justin Van Dresser, and his dad, Richard Van Dresser, Lucas and Jacob Topping; siblings, Margaret Brooks, Betty (Bill) Pratt and Jody Coca (Rod Garcia). Jim enjoyed cooking, fishing and talking to everyone he met. He also enjoyed his vehicles. He was employed by CF&I Blast Furnace as a crane operator for 32 years. Jim was also the owner and operator of the Pasta Cottage from 1981 to 1995. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Parish in his memory through the funeral home office.

Topping, Henry
Henry Topping - Denver Rocky Mountain News - October 19, 1999 - Henry Topping, 78, of Lakewood died Oct. 4. Services were Oct. 7, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Topping was born in Ravenwood on Jan. 26, 1921. He married Margaret Guthrie, 1947. He served in the Army during World War II. He was the co-owner of H & H Roofing. Survivors include his wife; son Henry of Lakewood; daughters Darlene Corbett of Littleton and Henrietta of California; brothers Archie of Denver and Edward of Trinidad; sisters Anna Hurtado and Elizabeth Iuppa, both of Trinidad, and Vera Haynes of Missouri; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Topping, Joyce
Joyce Baker Topping - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1999 - Joyce Baker Topping, 73, a native of Rye, died Oct. 4, 1999, at the home of her niece, Janie McClain, in Clinton, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Virgil and Anna Baker; husband, William Topping; and her sister, Lyla Wary. She is survived by her sisters, Virlee Hartman, Huntsville, Ala., Donna Nelson, Gentry, Ark., Betty McDonald; and husband, Joal of Paris, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Fowler Cemetery.

Topping, Ruby Bell
Ruby Bell Topping - Huerfano World - October 12, 1989 - Ruby Bell Topping, 76, of Longmont, formerly of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Oct. 5,1989 in the Foothills Care Center in Longmont. She had been in poor health the past several years. Born Mar. 12, 1913, in Pittsburg KS she was married to the late Robert Archie Topping. Mrs. Topping is survived by three sons, Robert Topping, Erie, Norman Topping, Aurora and Richard Topping, Loveland; two daughters, Helen Montoya, Pueblo and Pamela Walford, Longmont; a sister, Opal Watts, Grandview, MO; 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Service was from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel Monday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

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