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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Trussell, Betty Lou
Betty Lou (Sullivan) Trussell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Betty Lou (Sullivan) Trussell, age 82, passed away on Nov. 30, 2005, at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colo. She retired as a registered nurse from School District #60 in Pueblo, Colo. Betty was born on Oct. 19, 1923, to Mason N. Johnston and Blanche Marie Howard in Las Vegas, N.M. She attended high school in Penrose, Colo. and graduated as an R.N. from Seton School of Nursing. She joined the United States Army Air Corps, serving in World War II and was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lt. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Southern Colorado and a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling at Adams State College. She married Gerald E. Trussell on Dec. 7, 1974. Betty was a member of Eastern Star and Seton School Alumnae Association, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1972 and was a licensed pilot. In addition, she worked several years for Dr. Gerald Pise and helped countless people throughout her life always giving back to her community. She is survived by her sons, Richard W. Sullivan (wife, Kathy) and Kirk J. Sullivan (wife, Laurie); her stepson, Richard C. Trussell (wife, Nancy) her sister, Doris M. Knisley, and granddaughters Kelsey N. Sullivan, Chloe Trussell and Lindsay K. Fest. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Andrew Sullivan, stepson, Robert Trussell and stepbrother, Eugene Nally. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A reception will follow the Memorial Service. Private Inurnment in the Veterans Honor Court will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty Trussell's name may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80903.

Trusty, Chuck Dwayne
Chuck Dwayne Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2002 - Chuck Dwayne Trusty, 29, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2002. He was born to Ruth and Eugene Hertel on Dec. 8, 1972. Chuck was born as David Eugene Hertel and was adopted later by the late Kenneth Wayne Trusty. He is survived by his loving mother, Ruth Trusty; brother, Kenneth (Jennifer) Trusty Jr., also known as Lonnie Eugene Hertel, of Penrose; sisters, Becky (Tony) Winterscheid of Paola, Kan., and Susan Mueller of Sacramento, Calif.; children, Samantha King, Chelsie Trusty and Chuck D. "Nathaniel" Trusty Jr.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Chuck enjoyed fishing, working on cars, tattooing and having a good time with his friends. Viewing will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment following the services at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Trusty, Dalton G.
Dalton G. Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Dalton G. Trusty, 65, passed away at his home on Jan. 24, 1998. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley Trusty- parents, William Trusty and Mabel Guy. Survived by daughters, Debbie (Rick) Humphrey, Dana (Mike) Cundiff- grandchildren, Arlo (Lori) Beamon, Mindy Beamon (Reese Ladwig), Shannon (Jack) Cruz, Brian and Brandon Humphrey, Michael Cundiff, Shelly (Loyalle) Smith, Megan Cundiff- eight great-grandchildren- special friend, Buddy Shaw- two brothers and two sisters- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends also survive. Mr. Trusty worked at CF&I Steel mill and then was a contractor for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed having coffee and socializing with friends at Dana's Little Kitchen, fishing and spending time with his family. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the family home.

Trusty, David Cole
David Cole Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2000 - David Cole Trusty, 42, passed away Sept. 12, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 8, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his parents, David and Eunice Trusty; sisters, Connie Trusty and Janie Montoya; one niece and numerous nephews. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Trusty, David L.
David L. Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - David L. Trusty, 79, made his transition on July 28, 2006. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Eunice; son, David Trusty; parents, and three brothers. Survived by his daughters, Connie, Janie and Deanie; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews. Per his request, there will be no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Trusty, Donald L.
Donald L. Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2004 - Donald L. Trusty of Pueblo, passed away at home Dec. 9, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two brothers, David and Ernie (Anita) Trusty, both of Pueblo; one sister, Dorothy Garner of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Trusty retired from the City of Pueblo in September of 1996, after 30 years. He served as Animal Control Supervisor and in January of 1992, he was named Director of Animal Control. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Trusty, Eunice
Eunice "Jane" Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Eunice "Jane" Trusty, 71, departed this life on Sept. 3, 2002, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her son, David Cole; and sister, Pansy. Survived by her loving husband of 45 years, David L. Trusty; children, Connie and Janie Trusty of Pueblo; granddaughter, Angela; grandsons, Ryan, Danny, David and Michael; great-granddaughter, Zephra; sister, Maxine Carkhuff; special friend, Jennie Gordon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Trusty, Gayle C.
Gale C. Trusty – Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 2006 - Gayle C. Trusty, 68, passed away Oct. 20, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Cecilia Garver; and by her daughter, Pamela Morris. She is survived by her husband, Howard Trusty; children, Teri Kreitzer, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Buzz (Deb) Morris, Richard (Beverly) Morris, Lynette (Joe) Cash and Cindy (Will) Tiffany, all of Pueblo, Betty (Bob) Smith, Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Bradley (Becky) Trusty, Pueblo; 22 grandchildren; including her special grandson, Grant Morris; 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is also survived by her special friends, Shirley and Bob Fisher, and Judy and Jim Walmsley. Gayle was a member of Fellowship of the Rockies Church and particularly loved spending time with her grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to either Fellowship of the Rockies or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, both through the funeral home office.

Trusty, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Trusty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Ruth L. Trusty. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Trusty will lie in state from 9 a.m. to service Thursday. The family may be contacted at 3010 Norwich.

Tryon, Addle M.
Addle M. Tryon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1978 - Addle M. Tryon, late of 3611 Devonshire, where the family may be contacted, passed away April 11, 1978 in a local hospital. Survived by two sons, Merwyn A. Tryon and Hyle F. Tryon, both of Pueblo. Grandmother of five, great-grandmother of 11 and sister of Mrs. Gertrude Groskurth of Wayne, Neb. Mrs. Tryon was born Oct. 22, 1886, in Seward, Neb., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1962. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Harrison Tryon, who passed away May 1943. Friends who wish may make contribution to Adriance United Methodist Church, 2036 Morris, or Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman. Service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. LaVerne W. Linnerson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tryon, June M.
June M. Tryon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2000 - June M. Tryon, age 75, born June 16, 1924, in Warwick, R.I., passed away March 15, 2000. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Albert Tryon. She is also survived by her loving children, Ron (Sharon) Tryon of Boise, Idaho, Randy (Renee) Tryon of Galveston, Texas, Becky (Pat) Staley of Walsenburg, Colo.; as well as seven grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving are three sisters, Phyllis (Robert) Whitman, Doris (Lloyd) Kershaw and Lillie Keys; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. June Tryon was a loyal member of the First Southern Baptist Church, and the Eastern Star No. 7. She was avidly involved in the Navy Mothers and the VFW Auxiliary No. 3641. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Funeral Home. Funeral services are Monday, March 20, at 2 p.m., in the Rose Chapel, interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tryon, Mary Irene
Mary Irene Tryon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2002 - Mary Irene Tryon, 88, longtime resident of Pueblo, died peacefully March 23, in Elk City, Okla. Mary was well known for her colorful personality and wonderful cooking. She worked as a chef at several area restaurants. She was also known for her love of children and helping friends in need. In addition to her daughters, Ginger Habekott, Elk City, Okla., and Caroline Seely, Mansfield, Texas, she raised her granddaughter, Tami Cantua Morris, Peachtree City, Ga., and helped raise 16 other children. Other relatives in the area include grandchildren, Shannon Seely, Pueblo, and Reba Shiflett and Joel Bennick, both of Denver. Grandchildren outside of Pueblo include Jenea Seely, Michelle Stinson, Troy and Tracey Tryon, and Charles Bennick. She also leaves to treasure her memory, one sister, Stella Rackley, and 12 great-grandchildren. Services, 2 p.m. today at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tryon, Nancy
Nancy Tryon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2003 - Nancy Tryon, born July 22, 1926, at the family home near Fort Mill, S.C., departed this life Oct. 16, 2003. Loved in life and memories cherished by the surviving brothers, Charles M. Blackwelder, J. Barney Blackwelder, James O. Blackwelder, and Paul W. Blackwelder and family; son, Arthur E. (Diane E.) Tryon; daughter, Hyla S. Tryon (Robert W. Jenks); five grandchildren, Jennifer Nancy (David E.) Rheaume, Darrel Hyle Myers, Jeremiah A. (Melissa D.) Tryon, Nathan E. (Kristi L.) Myers and Robin I. Tryon; two great-grandchildren, Leslie Jo Myers and Shania Hyla Myers; special friends of the family, Dutch Myers, Kristin Hinds and Vicki Brown; and numerous other relatives and friends, including those she met during 20 plus years as a Tupperware manager. She was the loving wife of Hyle Francis Tryon for 48 years who departed in May 1995 and extraordinarily devoted mother and Nana to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Imperial Memorial Chapel. The family requests donations to be made to the U.S. Marine Corps Relief Society through the funeral home.

Tsaus, Josephine
Josephine Tsaus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 – Josephine Tsaus services Monday, 10:30 a.m., our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home]. To Roseland (sic).

Tubbs, Anna England
Anna England Tubbs - Arizona Silver Belt - February 7, 2004 - Globe, AZ - Anna England Tubbs, 82, of Central Heights died Jan. 27, 2004, at Cobre Valley Community Hospital. She was born in Trinidad, Colo. She worked in the mill at Miami Copper during World War II and later at Pete's Country Store. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Survivors include one son and two daughters-in-law, Doyle and Jerry England and Judy England, all of Globe; two sisters, Mary Jo Schwarz of Boise, Ida., and Tina Faubion of Phoenix; a sister-in-law, Sena Marcanti of Globe; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 2 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Miami. Interment was in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. Miles Funeral Services Globe handled arrangements.

Tucci, Eve
Eve Tucci - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2003 - Eve Tucci, 88. Born March 10, 1915, in Pueblo, to Julio and Giovina Tucci, passed away April 20, 2003. Eve resided in Englewood, Calif. from 1949 to 2003. Eve was a gracious hostess to her many clients at Historic Pann's Coffee Shop, a job she thoroughly enjoyed for 20 years. Eve loved to bowl and did so emphatically for many years. But most of all, she loved living in Englewood where she made many lifelong friends. She is survived by her brothers, John J. Tucci, Joe (Edith) Tucci, Russel Tucci, Sam (Irene) Tucci and Jim Tucci; nephews, Lewis Michael Salvitelli, John (Michelle) Gillmartin, Joe (Sherry) Tucci, Tom (Paula) Tucci, John, Allen and David Tucci; nieces, Marilyn (Mel) Carpenter, Margaret Ann (Malvern) Mudd, Carol Jean (Douglas) Heifner, Elaine (Paul) Hunter, Karen (Loren) McQueen and Debbie Golden; also numerous great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Mary Golden, Mary Antoinette Cornish, Lena Tucci and Anna Martlaro. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2003, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Tucci, John J.
John J. Tucci - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2004 - John J. Tucci, 95, passed away Dec. 2, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Genevieve Tucci of Colorado Springs; his sisters, Mary, Lena, Antionette, Anne and Eve; and by his brother, Joseph. He is survived by his wife, Hannelore Tucci; his stepdaughter, Karen; brothers, Russell and Sam Tucci, both of Pueblo and Jim Tucci of Denver. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. John was a distributor for Main Oil Company and was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145 and the Elks Lodge in Florence, Colo. At one time John was very active in the Democratic Party. At his request, cremation with no services. Those who wish may contribute to the charity of their choice in John's memory.

Tucci, Joseph N.
Joseph N. Tucci - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2004 - Joseph N. Tucci, 85, of Pueblo, Colo. Passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Leta; children, Karen (Loren) McQueen, Tom (Paula) Tucci, Marilyn (Mel) Carpenter, Joe (Sherri) Tucci Jr.; brothers, John Tucci, Sam (Irene) Tucci, Russell Tucci, Jim Tucci; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Julio and Giovina Tucci; and sisters, Mary, Lena, Antionette, Anne and Eve. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served honorably in World War II. Joe was a self-employed mechanic since 1947, when he opened Tucci Auto Repair and Blende Motors. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Tucci, Lena
Lena Tucci - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2002 - Lena Tucci, 91, lifetime Pueblo resident passed away July 9, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Julio and Giovina Tucci; and sisters, Mary Golden and Antoinette Cornish. Lena is survived by sisters and brothers, John J. Tucci, Eve Tucci, Anna Martlaro, Joe (Edith) Tucci, Russel Tucci, Sam (Irene) Tucci, James Tucci; nieces and nephews, Lewis Michael Salvitelli, Marilyn (Melvin) Carpenter, Margaret Ann (Malvern) Mudd, Joe (Sherry) Tucci, Elaine (Paul) Hunter, Carol (Doug) Heifner, John (Michelle) Gillmartin, Karen (Loren) McQueen, Tom (Paula) Tucci, David Tucci, Deborah Tucci, John Tucci and Allan Tucci. Also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews; and cousin, John (Shirley) Tucci. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church. Lena retired from School District No. 70 after 19 years in the food service department. She also cooked at the Mesa Drive-In for over 10 years. Lena devoted her life to her family and was also the godmother to Renee Hund. The family will deeply miss her compassionate heart and unconditional love. Those who knew her will miss their “Auntie Lena.” Visitation, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food, those who wish may make contributions to St. Joseph Church in her memory.

Tucker, Addie
Addie Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1998 - Addie Tucker, 85, of Fowler, formerly of Limon and Hugo, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Fowler. She worked for many years as a registered nurse at a hospital in Limon, Colo., and the nursing home in Limon, Colo. Fowler resident for the past eight years. Survived by husband, Maurice Tucker of Fowler- two sisters, Glada Sharp of Fowler and Clara Henderson of Spokane, Wash.- and several nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Burial at Olney Springs Cemetery.

Tucker, Carol
Carol Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1994 - Carol Tucker passed away Oct. 30, 1994. Survived by her husband, Tom Tucker, children, Jeffrey Jason Tucker and Sean William Tucker, all of the family home; mother-in-law, Beth Tucker, Pueblo; brothers, William Jason Cox, Mesa, Ariz., Ward “Tony” McNultery, Pueblo, and Roger McNultery, Oakley, Kan.; cousin, Janet Romer, Cincinnati, Ohio; many other aunts, uncles and cousins; five nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friend, Phyllis Snider, Littleton, Colo. Born April 16, 1946, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, D. J. Cox and Sammy (Ward) Cox. A legal secretary for more than 25 years, 22 of which were spent as secretary, office manager and personal friend to Donald J. Banner, attorney at law, where she often reminded Mr. Banner that secretaries secretly run the world. She was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. PEO Chapel DU and was an “unofficial” member of the Pueblo Charter Lions Clubs. Carol enjoyed life in general and looked forward to her Monday and Wednesday exercise group and “GAG Day” with girlfriends (Golf and Gambling Day). There will be no viewing. Private interment will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A memorial service of Praise and thanksgiving will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with the Rev. Neil Morgan officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to Focus on the Family through the funeral home office.

Tucker, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Tucker. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2000 - Ethel M. Tucker, passed away on April 6, 2000. Born in Pueblo on June 1, 1918. She is preceded in death by husband, William R. Tucker. Survived by son, G.E. Tucker; sister, Lois A. White, Colorado Springs; three grandsons and one great-grandson. The family may be contacted at 1901 Constitution Road, Space No. 25. There will be no services at the deceased's request. In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made to the Thunderbolt Amateur Radio Association, Inc., 519 Brown Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Tucker, Faye Richard
Faye Richard Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 1986 - Faye Richard Tucker passed away unexpectedly March 31, 1986, at a local hospital. Husband of Dorothy A. Tucker of the family home; brother, LaMoyne (Mable) Tucker, Florence; and a sister, Adelaide Rush, Aurora. Also survived by nephews and nieces, Douglas (Kathy) Tucker, Allen (Virginia) Tucker, Harry (Laura) Tucker, Jeannine (Jimmie) Glover, Jennifer Bedore, Betty (Richard) Lest, Gary and Jon Lest, JoAnn (Joe) Jahn, Marian (Bruce) Allen, Karen (Chris) Clark, numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Olga Mesojedic and a brother-in-law, Al (Mary) Grebence. Member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Elks Lodge No. 90, Southern Colorado Consistory, and Al Kaly Shrine. Employed at CF&I Steel Corp., Quality Control, foreman, steel production, retiring in 1982. Past president and on the board of directors of CF&I Power Credit Union, past president of local No. 3267 Clerical and Technical Workers Union CF&I. Veteran of WWII, U.S. Army. Graduate of Western State College. Born April 25, 1917, in Florence. Preceded in death by parents, Jay A. and Dorothy Cozad Tucker. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1986, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Chapel rites by Elks Lodge No. 90. Graveside honors by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital through the funeral home office. Visitation to begin after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at 2 Mac Naughton Road, Canon City.

Tucker, Frances V.
Frances V. Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - Frances V. Tucker, 81, passed away July 3, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Fred T. Tucker of the family home; children, Fred T. Tucker Jr., Madera, Calif., Rose Ann (Jon) Knight, Brighton, Colo., and Jane D. (Gary) Guttner, Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Frances was born Dec. 5, 1923; and was an avid gardener and quilter in Pueblo. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2005; both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family requests no contributions of flowers or money at this time, just prayers.

Tucker, Gary Ray
Gary Ray Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2002 - Gary Ray Tucker departed this life unexpectedly on Feb. 24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Jan. 26, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his loving wife, Phyllis, of Colorado Springs; children, Tracy (Daniel) Samora and Sam (Victoria) Tucker; sister, Yvonne (Don) Edmonds; loving grandson, Brandon Samora, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret and Edgar Tucker; and brother, Bill Tucker. Anyone who knew Gary knew of his love of motorcycles and old cars. Gary worked as a mechanic and toolmaker for many years. Public viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo Bikers United/Pueblo Toy Run, c/o John Trujillo, 1802 E. Ninth St., Pueblo, CO 81001, in his memory.

Tucker, George Joseph
George Joseph Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1998 - George Joseph Tucker, 79, of Colorado City, passed away Dec. 1, 1998. Survived by wife, Ann- and sisters, Elizabeth (Stephan) Bensko and Dorothea R. Eversole- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Mary Tucker. Mr. Tucker served in the Army Air Corp. during World War II, and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tucker, Harold Hiram
Harold Hiram Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1987 - Harold Hiram Tucker, lifetime resident of Pueblo, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by daughter, Helen Tucker, Pueblo; two sons, Lawrence A. (Ruth) Tucker, Washington, and Charles W. (Mary Lee) Tucker, Pueblo. Also survived by five grandchildren. Mr. Tucker was a member of the Fin and Feather Club. Born Aug. 4, 1908. He worked at CF&I. At the request of the family, no food or flowers. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Tucker, Jim
Jim Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2001 - Jim Tucker went to be with his Lord July 5, 2001. Cremation, Davis Crematory. No services per his wishes.

Tucker, John H.
John H. Tucker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 30, 1874 – Fatal Accident – Another Warning Against the Careless Handling of Fire Arms – On Saturday evening about nine o'clock, Messrs. Myron Wilkins, of the San Luis valley, and John Tucker and E. W. Olin, of South Pueblo, were sitting in the house of the latter. They were conversing about the recent murder of Perry, and Mr. Wilkins remarked that it was necessary to go armed while traveling in the section of country where the murder occurred. He took out a small, self-cocking pistol, and after removing the cartridge, showed the others how the pistol worked. He then replaced the cartridge and put the pistol in his coat pocket, still holding it in his hand. He made some remark about it being easy to shoot a man without removing the pistol from the pocket. Just then the pistol was discharged, how, Mr. Wilkins does not know, the ball striking Mr. Tucker just above the hip and penetrating the bowels. Dr. Thombs was immediately sent for, but surgical skill was of no avail and the wounded man died on Monday morning. Before his death he exculpated Mr. Wilkins from any intention of shooting him. On Monday morning Dr. Thombs the coroner, summoned a jury who returned the following verdict: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect and upon the body of John Tucker, lying dead in the house of Edgar W. Olin, said house being situated in South Pueblo, county of Pueblo and territory of Colorado. We, the said jurors, upon our oaths, do say that the said John Tucker came to his death from a pistol shot accidentally and unintentionally discharged by Myron Wilkins. E. H. Barber, W. S. Scott, H. B. Mason, Geo. Benton, N. Kearney, and Wm. Webster. P. R. Thombs, Coroner. The deceased was a carpenter, in the employ of Mr. E. H. Barber, had been a resident of South Pueblo for about a year, and was a quiet and respectable citizen. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 7, 1874 – Died on Monday, the 27th inst., John Tucker. The funeral will take place from the house of E.W. Olin in South Pueblo, at four o'clock this Wednesday afternoon. Daily Rocky Mountain News – April 29, 1874 – Letter from Southern Colorado – Pueblo, April 25, 1874 – … I desire… to mention a very sad accident that happened in the new town, at the residence of E. W. Olin, at 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Three men were examining a small self-adjusting revolver, after which Myron Wilkins, the owner of the pistol, returned it to his coat-pocket, and went on to illustrate how readily he could defend himself without drawing his weapon. By some unaccountable means it was discharged, the bullet passing from the side pocket of his coat and striking John H. Tucker, who was sitting in the room by his side. The ball, about the size of a large buckshot, entered the left side above the floating rib, and ranged downward, coming in contact with the right hip, thus diverting it, and leaving no clue to its hiding place. A few hours after the occurrence, Tucker died. Some of his relatives reside in Lawrence, Kansas, from which place he emigrated to Colorado. No blame is attached to Mr. Wilkins, other than carelessness.

Tucker, John Arthur Jr.
John Arthur Tucker Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2000 - John Arthur Tucker Jr., 59, a resident of Canon City, died March 8, 2000 at St. Mary-Corwin hospital in Pueblo after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1941 in Pueblo to Nadine Diamond Tucker and John Arthur Tucker Sr. Both preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, John Arthur (Elizabeth) Tucker III of Pueblo; a daughter, Leora Tucker of Pueblo; two grandchildren, Colleen and Ryan and "New Baby" Tucker (due March 9, 2000); his brother, Terry (Jeanie) Tucker of Canon City; and a sister, Joanne (Clarence) Whitcomb of Wetmore. John was raised most of his life in Canon City. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a former member of the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, long games of cribbage, and watching football games with his family. John's spirit and great love for his country will live on in his family, and all who know and loved him will tremendously miss him. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service, Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m., Holt Chapel of the Garden, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colo. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, with military honors by the U.S. Navy and Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Tucker, Laura E.
Laura E. “Beth” Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Laura E. “Beth” Tucker, 83, passed away Dec. 2, 2001. Survived by her children, Tom (Shirley) Tucker of Pueblo and Ray (Judy) Tucker of Rio Rancho, N.M.; grandchildren, Paul Tucker, Laura Tucker, Terri Renee (Jesse) Aguilar, Sean W. (Raeanna) Tucker and Jeffrey J. Tucker; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Sharp, Jill Dewar and Lance Vogan; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Tucker, in 1966; three sisters; and one brother. Born on Jan. 29, 1918, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Beth started her career at Southern Colorado Power and retired from Centel as an administrative secretary to the district manager after 30 years of service. She was also an active member and choir director for many years at First Congregational Church, life member of Beta Sigma Phi and longtime member of Altrusa International. Beth will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. A private interment will be held prior to the service. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at First Congregational Church, 228 W. Evans, with Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational UCC, c/o the funeral home.

Tucker, Lucille I.
Lucille I. Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2000 - Lucille I. Tucker passed away Jan. 8, 2000, in Pueblo. Lucille was born in Florence, Colo., on July 25, 1910, to David and Edith Downey Bradshaw. She and her husband, Harlam, resided in California from 1940 until his death in 1971 when she returned to Pueblo. Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church here. She is survived by her sister, Bernice Howland of Canon City; nephew, Jay (Barbara) Bernard; niece, Lu Bradshaw; and several great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tucker will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in the Highlands Cemetery in Florence.

Tucker, Mildred Alice
Mildred Alice Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2000 - Mildred Alice Tucker, 88, went to be with the Lord in Colorado Springs June 3, 2000. Born June 20, 1911, in Kansas. Survived by children, George (Erma) Brayton of Denver and Charlene (Jim) Eldridge of Grand Junction; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Tucker; daughter, Charlotte Carlisle Scratch; and two grandchildren. Graveside service, Friday, 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery.

Tucker, Pauline Frances
Pauline Frances Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2000 - Pauline Frances Tucker, 84, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 10, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Jim G. Tucker; parents, Frank and Paula Sena; brothers, Pete Sena and Joe Sena; and sisters, Lena Medina, Bertha Sena and Josephine Wolfe. Survived by children, Jim (Kathie) Tucker of Lakewood, Colo., Betty and Ida Tucker of Pueblo and Marie Tucker of Lakewood; granddaughter, Brittany Tucker of Lakewood; sister-in-law, Mary Laemmie of Santa Fe, N.M.; special friends, Virginia Jiron of Pueblo and Ken and Ann Capps of Westminster, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Tucker was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church. She was very civic minded and was actively involved in the Democratic Party, serving as a caucus, precinct chairman and state delegate in the 1950's and 1960's. Mrs. Tucker also belonged to numerous Catholic organizations and societies. She was a very compassionate and caring person and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Funeral services were held in Santa Fe, N.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at St. Francis Cathedral with burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Tucker, Raymond R.
Raymond R. Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2002 - In memory of our member Raymond R. Tucker, born June 16, 1928, passed away Jan. 31, 2002. Ray was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Tucker, William Eugene
William Eugene Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1987 - William Eugene Tucker, 42, passed away unexpectedly in Canon City. He is survived by two daughters, Kim Tucker and Kathy Tucker. He is also survived by one sister, Yvonne (Donald) Edmonds; one brother, Gary Tucker, all of Pueblo; and numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Tucker was born on June 7, 1944, in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. He was employed by the Parks and Recreation Department. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Waye officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Tucker, Zella M.
Zella M. Tucker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1981 - Zella M. Tucker. Funeral 2 p.m., Sunday at La Veta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Family prefers contributions to La Veta United Methodist Church.

Tuell, Hazel M.
Hazel M. Tuell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2005 - Hazel M. Tuell passed away March 6, 2005, in Pueblo. Hazel, affectionately known as "Nana," was born Feb. 16, 1909, in Winnemucca, Nev., one of 14 children to William and Flora Mae Jones. She was employed as a cook at the Colorado State Hospital for 20 years before her retirement. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D. Tuell Sr.; grandson, Mitchell Tuell; great-grandsons, Michael Lang Jr. and JJ Lang; nine brothers and four sisters. Her survivors include her children, Sandy Muhs and Lester Tuell Jr.; her grandchildren, Michael Lang, Lester Tuell III, Ellen Bryant, Jama Neumann, Scott Neumann, Laura (Patrick Taylor) Neumann, Heather (Jason) Dittburner, Paula Waller and Sheila Lang; 24 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. No public viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dan Bryant officiating.

Tuggle, Beulah
Beulah Tuggle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1987 - Beulah Tuggle of Canon City, formerly of La Veta, Nov. 29, 1987, passed away at the Progressive Care Center of St. Thomas More Hospital. Daughter of Sarah Hern. Sister of Clayton (Bonnie) Hern and Elsie Cannon, all of La Veta, and Lois (Jim) Dick, Whittier, Calif. Sister-in-law of Mike and Ruby Tuggle, Manter, Kan. Survived also by nephews, Jimmy Dick and Carl (Sandy) Cannon, as well as grandnieces and nephews. At Mrs. Tuggle's request, no services will be held. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Tuggle, Charles O.
Charles O. Tuggle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1986 - Charles O. Tuggle, La Veta, Friday, May 23, 1986, St. Mary Corwin-Hospital. Husband of Beulah Hern Tuggle, Canon City. Brother of Milas W. "Mike" Tuggle, Mantar, Kan. Son-in-law of Sarah Hern, La Veta; brother-in-law of Ruby Tuggle, Mantar, Kan., Bonnie and Clayton Hern and Elsie Cannon, La Veta, Lois Dick, Whittier, Calif. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation. Masonic memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, La Veta Cemetery, conducted by La Veta Lodge 59, AF&AM. Members urged to attend.

Tuley, Virginia D.
Virginia D. Tuley - La Veta Signature - August 24, 1989 - Virginia D. Tuley, 70 of La Veta, died Thursday, August 17, at the St Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she had been a patient. Mrs. Tuley was born June 20, 1919 in Hennepin, Oklahoma to Thomas Scott and Lillian Annie Wells Bumgarner. She lived most of her life in Oklahoma and on December 24, 1938 she married Bob Tuley in Marietta, Oklahoma. Mrs. Tuley is survived by her husband, Bob Tuley, La Veta, a son, Bobby D. (Elaine) Tuley, Penrose, a daughter, June C. (Joe) Carnero, Ukiah, California, sisters and brothers, Paul Bumgarner, Modesto, California, Kenneth Bumgarner, Bakersfield, California, Billie Joe Lindsey, Lexington, Oklahoma, Betty Wimberly, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, T. S. Bumgarner, Oakland, California, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Service August 21, Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. Rev. Jim Ballard officiating. Interment will be at the La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Mountain View Baptist Church.

Tulley, Percy B.
Percy B. Tulley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1987 - Percy B. Tulley, a Pueblo resident since 1919, late of 1713 E. Third, passed away Feb. 1, 1987. Mr. Tulley served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a truck driver for the Mountain Coal & Ice Co. until he retired in 1975, after 35 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Winnifred E. Tulley of the family home; two brothers, William Tulley of Colorado Springs and James Tulley of Pueblo; two stepdaughters, Dolores Single and Ella Louise Angell, both of Washington; one stepson, Donald Gaylor of Honolulu, Hawaii, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Harold Tuttle of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1713 E. Third.

Tulloch, Danny L.
Danny L. Tulloch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1999 - Danny L. Tulloch, 36, of Lamar, died Aug. 5, 1999. Rosary vigil service will be held at 7 .m. today and funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 5 .m. today at, Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to American Arthritis Foundation or charity of choice.

Tupper, Keith J.
Keith J. Tupper - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2005 - Keith J. Tupper, 71, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Sunday, March 6, 2005. Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Marie Tupper; and his grandson, Ryan Speas. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Danene Tupper; son, David Tupper of Houston, Texas; daughters, Julie (Terry) Bell of Clovis, N.M., and Jan (Clay) Speas of Delta, Colo.; grandchildren, Zachary Tupper, Jeff Adams, Daniel Bell, Joel Bell, Mara Bell, Rand Speas and Rachel Speas; sisters, Bonnie Core of Tulsa, Okla., and Donna (Wesley) Stratman of Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Roger (Delores) Tupper of Naponee, Neb.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Keith was born in Riverton, Neb., and grew up on a farm northwest of Bloomington, Neb. He graduated valedictorian from Wilcox High School and attended the University of Nebraska before entering the U.S. Air Force, where he served from 1954 until 1958. He then began his 34-year career with General Dynamics. During that time he was an electronic engineer and worked with the F-111 and F-16 fighter jets. He became a private and commercial pilot and also became a flight instructor. His career took him and his wife all over the world, including Spain and Australia. When Keith retired in 1993 he found the time to fly his own plane cross-country with his wife, Dani, by his side. Through the years, Keith also enjoyed sports and activities, such as snow- and water-skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling and hunting with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today, at Central Christian Church with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2005 -, at the Bloomington Cemetery in Bloomington, Neb. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Keith's memory to the Central Christian Church, Nepal Orphanage Fund, 1902 N. Hudson, Pueblo, CO, 81001.

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