The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Turano, Victor Robert
Victor Robert "Bob" Turano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1997 - Victor Robert "Bob" Turano, 71, passed away Dec. 27, 1997. Survived by his children, Bob (Sandi) Turano of Pueblo, Mark Turano of Delta and Kathy (Doug) Crane of Littleton- sister, Mary Ellen (Kenneth) Peters of Roseville, Calif. - brother, Edward Bill (Ruth) Turano of Colorado Springs- mother-in-law, Marie Homan of Salida- brother-in-law, David Jones of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Mickey (Aubrey) Holderness- six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, LaRae Marcella Turano on June 8, 1997. Born Dec. 21, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo. Bob retired as a plumber after many years in the plumbing business. At his request there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium.

Turcotte, Tom
Tom Turcotte – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – November 30, 1977 – Attorneys: Goodwin Not Only Suspect – Pueblo – Possible defenses in the Richard Goodwin murder case began to appear Tuesday during a pretrial hearing on defense motions for discovery of evidence held by the prosecution. Goodwin, owner of a Pueblo advertising agency, is accused of the May 28 gunshot slaying of his partner, Tom Turcotte of Colorado Springs. Although a third man, Rudy Force, has pleaded guilty to the murder and testified that Goodwin hired him to kill Turcotte, defense attorneys are seeking evidence that might link Turcotte to illicit activities which could provide someone else with a motive for the slaying. Pueblo detective Mike Downs testified that he observed the search of Turcotte's sports car which was found parked in South Pueblo shortly after Turcotte's body was found near Penrose. Downs recalled that an attaché case, pills in an envelope, a camera and a photo of a nude woman were taken out of the car and place in the custody of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Lt. James Ivey of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office testified that he received information from "one of Turcotte's girlfriends," including allegations that he may have been involved in drug traffic. Ivey added that he heard Turcotte had been threatened with a handygun by an "irate husband" and said he had talked to Turcotte's employees about land deals and other business. He said he did not know whether the Colorado Organized Crime Strike Force had investigated the land transactions. Defense Attorney Randall Jorgensen said his investigator had received information that the Denver Police Department may have looked into Turcotte's land business in conjunction with another case which resulted in indictments by state and federal grand juries earlier this year. The defense also is seeking policemen's notes on interviews with Terry Hennessee, a young Puebloan whom Force allegedly recruited as "gateway" driver for the murder, and Hennessee's mother and sister. Hennessee left town rather than participate in the murder, but was contacted by telephone by Officer Downs. Three witnesses, detective John Sheehan and Pueblo Star-Journal and Pueblo Chieftain reporter John Salas and Mike Spence were asked about a rumor that Goodwin had helped force Turcotte into the Force vehicle by hitting his partner in the stomach. Although Salas and Spence said they heard the story from various police officers, Sheehan said he did not believe it to be part of Force's statements to police. James Lowe, chief deputy district attorney, said the statements "never existed, so far as we know, except in someone's imagination." District Attorney Josepo Losavio, Lowe, and another deputy, Patrick LeHouillier, were called as witnesses regarding four defense motions for dismissal, all based on alleged improprieties in presentation of the case to the grand jury. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 18, 1979 - Goodwin Arraignment Feb. 2 - Arraignment for Pueblo businessman Richard Goodwin has been set for Feb. 2 in Pueblo District court. Goodwin is charged with first degree murder in the death of his business partner Tom Turcotte in June of 1977. Goodwin recently won an appeal to gain access to testimony by Ralph Force who is serving time in the penitentiary for charges stemming from the murder case. Force allegedly testified that he and his wife were paid by Goodwin to kill Turcotte.

Tureck, Valeda Pauline
Valeda Pauline Tureck - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2000 - Valeda Pauline Tureck. Precious heart - where love is, all is well Valeda Pauline Tureck, Sept. 10, 1910, to Dec. 24, 2000 - friend, counselor, teacher, meta-physician and healer-mother of Douglas Tureck, Gaylene (Stan) Shafer and Anita Pisciotte; grandmother of Brett Joseph (Madonna) Shafer, Su Shafer, Torri Lynn Shafer, Lisa Shafer, Dena Pisciotte and Michael Anthony (Victoria) Pisciotte; great-grandmother of Feryn Gaylene Shafer, Joseph William Pisciotte and Kierstin Marie Pisciotte. Born in Stafford, Kan., Valeda came to Colorado in a buckboard with her parents, Sophia Faye (Wilson) and James Corley; her brothers, Herman and Harold; and sisters, Mabel (Blunn), Vera (Bates) and Helen Bernice (Radley). Valeda married Joseph Stenton Tureck in Trinidad in 1935. She was prominent in the YWCA, the First Methodist Episcopal Churches in Pueblo and Canon City and Divine Science Church of Pueblo. She was Clerk, Librarian, Superintendent, Reader, and Chairman of the Board of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Pueblo. The memorial will be at 2 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, Pueblo.

Turk, Rose Rachel
Rose Rachel Turk - Rocky Mountain News - December 22, 1994 - Rose Rachel Turk, 87, of Lakewood died Nov. 27 at Glen Ayr Health Center. Services were Dec. 1 at Olinger's Wadsworth Chapel, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Turk was born Sept. 23, 1907, in Starkville. She married John Turk Oct. 6, 1924, in Walsenburg. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a sister, Daisy Brown of Billings, Mont.

Turkovich, John
John Turkovich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Turkovich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Turkovich: Austrian, age 30, married with two surviving children. 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.

Turkovich, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret Turkovich - Huerfano World - September 26, 2002 - Mary Margaret Turkovich, 81, was born in Dolenje, Italy, on Sept. 28, 1920. She suffered a massive stroke and passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo on Sept. 21, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Turkovich; sister, Pauline; and brothers, Joseph and Tony. She is survived by sisters, Josephine Turkovich, of the family home, and Rose Manley, Walsenburg Veterans Nursing Home; brother-in-law, Francis L. Manley, Rye; brother, John (Janice) Turkovich, Walsenburg; nephew, Frank Joseph (Judith) Manley, Rye; nieces, Debra (Michael) Morrow, Spring, TX, Patricia (Phillip) West, Martinez, CA; cousins, Josephine (Fred) Hott and Tony (Julia) Kaluza, Joliet, IL; and several great nieces, nephews and special friends. She attended St. Mary School, graduating from Huerfano County High School Class of 1939. She was a graduate of Adams State College, Alamosa, and Kansas University, with degrees in education. She taught school in the rural school systems. After the loss of her sight, she taught special education to children in Norton's Court on Walsen Avenue, as well as at her home. She spent the rest of her life continuing to educate herself by reading Braille, listening to records, tapes and talking books. She enjoyed the visits of family, friends and neighbors, and kept in touch by telephone, as she was unable to be out and about. As per her request for cremation, a memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept; 29 at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Private grave service at South St. Mary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Iron Horse Restaurant, West Seventh Street, following services. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Turner, Aaron
Aaron Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1997 - Aaron Turner, 81, lifetime Bent County resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at his home. Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday with interment in the Las Animas Cemetery. Family respectfully requests no flowers or memorials

Turner, Adell H.
Adell H. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Adell H. Turner, 88, of Pueblo, formerly of Shreveport, La., went to sleep on Nov. 3, 1999. Adell would like to be remembered by the life she lived. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Carrie L. Clayton of Chicago, Ellareen Tillman, Lorraine (Esau) McCall and Tommiel (Margie) Turner, all of Pueblo; her granddaughter and special caretaker, Sue (Amos) Williams; her sisters, Ollie Rhodes, Vera Murphy, Pecolia Turner, Johnniev Young and Merzie Nash; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Turner, Alf
Alf Turner – Durango Democrat – December 24, 1904 – Alf Turner Dead – Word was received by phone last evening that Alf. Turner, who was in charge of the Joe Wallace ranch up the Animas, had died about 4:30 in the afternoon. He had been confined to his bed but 24 hours. Gall-stones were the primary cause of his demise. Mr. Turner was a member of the Woodmen of the World, the Knights of Pythias and Redmen's orders, and was a son of Jack Turner, who for eight years was sheriff of La Plata county. He has been a resident of these parts since '76 and seven years ago married Miss Bessie Clark, two children having blessed the union, the younger being but ten days old. Deceased was 31 years of age and beside a wife and two children leaves three brothers to mourn his death. His brother Charles, and wife's mother were telephoned at Victor and Pueblo late last night and they will arrive tomorrow, Sunday, evening. Funeral arrangements are set for Monday.

Turner, Anna
Mrs. Anna Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - Mrs. Anna Turner, well known resident of Pueblo where she has made her home for 14 years, passed away Saturday at a local hospital following an illness of two weeks duration. Mrs. Turner was 44 years of age, and leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Mrs. Paul M. Ray of Rye, Colorado. Mrs. Turner was a woman of beautiful character and her many friends will regret to learn of her death. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the “XXXX of Ben Hur”. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy and Sons. Interment will be in the family lot in Mountain View.

Turner, Bobby Gene
Bobby Gene Turner - Huerfano World Journal - September 10, 2009 - Bobby Gene Turner was born April 14, 1935 in Jones County, Texas to Otha and Vera Turner. He left this earth unexpectedly August 12, 2009 at Ridgefield, WA. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dale in 1971 and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wynnelle of the family home in Walsenburg, CO; also children: Gary Daniel (Marlene) of Taos, NM; Brenda Laree (Marc) Casey of Battleground, WA; Melinda Wynnelle (Ray) Lahti of Ridgefield, WA; Todd Duane and Jeffry James of Walsenburg. His nine grandchildren, Colbie Wynnelle (Kent) Lusted, Brandy Lauree Turner, Laree Aileen (Sam) Goska, Sarah Elizabeth (Dustin) Hunter, Chelsea Valentine, Robert Gene, Jake Daniel, Evan Dale and Derik Lee Turner, gave him great joy and happiness which was added to by four great grandchildren, Collin Marcus Hunter, Auralyn Adrianna Turner, Casey Roberts Lusted and Henry James Goska. Bob was living his dream of raising cattle and building a small ranch after 50 years in construction. He had recently retired from his stucco company, Triple T Contractors, which he owned with his sons. He served in the US Navy at the end of the Korean Conflict and enjoyed years of annual reunions with his shipmates of the USS Uhlman DD 687. He was a man of great humor, engaging smile and storyteller extraordinaire. He lived his motto of “Don't sweat the small stuff” and made everyone feel special. He will be missed by wife, Wynelle; his brother and best friend Daniel Turner of Walsenburg; Darold Barritt of Eagle Point, OR; Sister Christine Caswell of Rangley, CO and Sister Verna Lefler of CA; nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 615 Walsen Ave., Walsenburg, CO on Sept. 12, 2009 at 11 a.m.

Turner, Claude G. Jr.
Claude G. Turner Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2006 - Claude G. Turner Jr., 71, of Pueblo, passed away on April 14, 2006. He is survived by seven children; numerous grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother. He was a member of the Eagles and a former foreman with CF&I. He was currently a consultant for Baker Refractories. Viewing, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Turner, Dave
Dave Turner - Huerfano County News - April 11, 1933 - Turner Funeral On Wednesday - Funeral services for Dave Turner will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McNally and at 2:30 from the Catholic Church, in charge of Furphy Bros.

Turner, Emelina DeAguero
Emelina DeAguero Turner - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - April 02, 1993 - Emelina DeAguero Turner, 73, of Colorado Springs died March 30, 1993, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Deacon Lee Sherpa officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 N. Hancock Ave. Mrs. Turner was born May 9, 1919, in Gaulnear to Mr. and Mrs. Moses DeAguero. She is survived by four sons, Charles Sanchez and Gary, both of Colorado Springs, Raymond Fernandez of Salt Lake City, and Roger Sanchez of Green River, Wyo.; three daughters, Arlene Bucholtz and Penny, both of Colorado Springs, and Bonnie Copus of Hawaii; a brother, Joseph DeAguero of Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Turner, Ethel Marie
Ethel Marie Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2006 - Ethel Marie Turner, 81, of Las Animas, died Feb. 15, 2006. Survived by husband, John Lewis Turner of Las Animas; sons, Ray Lewis (Gail) Turner of Hasty, Colo., William Carl (Jean) Turner of Longmont, Colo., James Allen (Mary Lou) Turner of Las Animas, Colo.; and daughter, Nancy Ellen (Jim) McEnulty of Penrose, Colo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel, Fowler.

Turner, George M.
George M. Turner - Huerfano World - July 25, 2002 – Murder - Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the murder of a 91-year-old Walsenburg man. George M. Turner was found dead July 17 in his home, located at 612 Russell Ave. A relative found the body. Third judicial Assistant District Attorney Cathy Mullens said preliminary autopsy results indicate Turner was stabbed to death. As of press time Wednesday, no arrests had been made. Mullens said the homicide continues to be investigated by her office, the Walsenburg Police Department, Huerfano County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Turner's family has opened an account at Community Banks of Southern Colorado, Walsenburg, for a reward of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. Huerfano World – July 25, 2002 - Mr. George M. Turner, of Walsenburg, met with a untimely death on July 17, 2002. Mr. Turner was the son of David and Martha Scott Turner. He was born in Toltec on March 23, 1911 and was reared in the Walsenburg area. He graduated from St. Mary High School and then attended Regis College. For many years, Mr. Turner was the owner and operator of the Morning Glory Coal Company. He was the mayor of Walsenburg from 1950-1954. While residing in Walsenburg, he was active in the Elks and Lions Clubs. Mr. Turner was a member of the Knights of Columbus fourth degree. In 1956, he was elected to the Supreme Board of Directors for the Knights of Columbus. He served 12 years as a member of the board and in 1970 took a position in the real estate department in New Haven, CT, where he and his wife Marina lived until 1979. They then returned to Colorado and resided in Broomfield. In 1992, Mr. Turner returned to Walsenburg. Mr. Turner married Marina Rose Dick, April 21, 1934. She preceded him in death in 1986. He is survived by four children, Georgann (Abel) Gomez, Walsenburg, Bonnie J. Adams, Phoenix, AZ, David (Shirley) Turner, Albuquerque, NM; and Marilyn (Steve) Lessar, Houston, TX; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Turner, George W.
George W. Turner - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 5, 1933 - George W. Turner, father of Chick Turner, passed away Tuesday morning at local sanitorium. Arrangements for services will be announced later. (Swan). Colorado Springs Gazette - April 6, 1933 - Memorial services for George W. Turner will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Swan drawing room, Rev. W.G. Schaefer officiating. Interment Roselawn cemetery. Pueblo. (Swan).

Turner, Gerald A.
Gerald A. "Jerry" Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2001 - Lifetime Pueblo resident born July 12, 1949, went to be with the Lord July 18, 2001. Preceded in death by his father, George Robert Turner; and mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Ila Grisham. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Sue Turner; children, Jeff Johnson and Derek Johnson; grandson, Devin Johnson. Also survived by mother, Mary Whetstone; brothers, Robert (Sandra) Turner, Chuck Turner; sisters, Judy (Ed) Ruehlen, all of Pueblo, Becky (George) Conine of Buffalo, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Al) Jamnik, Jackie (Larry) Minkler of Pueblo, Beverly (Willard) Travnicek of Salida, Margaret (Jack) Williams of Hobbs, N.M.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry graduated from Centennial High School in 1968. He worked many years at the Athey Beaman Roofing Company. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, whether it was fishing on a Saturday morning or cheering the Broncos on a Sunday afternoon. He will be remembered as a dedicated family man who could brighten your day with his friendly smile. Visitation from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Turner, Hazel M.
Hazel M. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Hazel M. Turner, born Nov. 6, 1907, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Jan. 13, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her husband of many years, John (Jack) Turner, and her sons, John (Sonny) and James E. (Jim) Turner. Survived by her sister, Lucille (Cecil) Lake- sister-in-law, Bessie Ritchey- granddaughters, Peggy Turner and Paula (Phil Alexander) Turner- a great grandson- and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by brothers, James, Lawrence, Everett, Clarence, Harley, Tom and Robert, and sisters, Esther and Louise. Hazel spent most of her adult life in Walsenburg, Colo., and was a retired telephone operator. She loved kids and animals. She was involved with the Catholic Church in Walsenburg for many years. Her love of cooking and entertaining her family will be remembered forever and she will be deeply missed. A special thanks to those at University Park Care Center and Minnequa Medicenter for the care that they gave Hazel over the past several years. Funeral service, Saturday, 3 p.m., Boies-Ortega Chapel, Walsenburg, Colo. Interment, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel's name to the Alzheimer's Association or the Catholic Church in Walsenburg. The family will receive friends immediately following the interment service at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home.

Turner, Henry F.
Henry F. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1914 - The funeral of Henry F. Turner was held yesterday afternoon from the chapel of the United Undertaking Co.  Mr. C. W. Morris of the International Bible Student association officiated.  Mrs. O. J. Campbell, Mrs. N. L. Simonson, Mrs. C. U. Fowler and Mr. J. H. Hosfield sang, "Nearer My God to Thee."  The remains were forwarded to Hoisington, Ks., accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. J. R. Brodie.  Interment will be made in that city today.

Turner, J. H.
Dr. J. H. Turner - Alamosa Independent Journal - April 2, 1903 - Men Arrested In Denver Are Accused of Pueblo Murders - Denver, March 28 - Two men suspected of the double murder in Pueblo two weeks ago Sunday are confined in the city jail. They are ex-convicts and were only recently released from the reformatory. The arrest was made by City Detective John Leyden and Deputy Sheriff Granger of Pueblo and Sheriff Sipple of Boulder at the Livingstone mine near Boulder yesterday forenoon. The men made no resistance. Both have bad records. With a companion, they were arrested a year ago on the roof of a gambling house at Nineteenth and Larimer Streets, which they were preparing to rob. The men are Ross H. Brewer and Raleigh Davis and the police say they can connect them with the Pueblo crime. Davis and Brewer were sent to the reformatory from Boulder on the charge of burglary. They remained in the prison a short time and were paroled. Davis returned to Boulder and has since made that place his home. A few months ago he was joined by Brewer. The men made occasional trips out of Boulder. March 17th they went to work in the Livingstone mine. According to Deputy Sheriff Granger, Davis and Brewer were in Pueblo on the night of March 15th. They were not there the next day, but were traced to Denver. The sheriff of Pueblo came here and with the city detectives tried to locate the men. The names of the suspects were learned and their photographs were found at the Denver police station. These pictures were sent to the witnesses of the murders in Pueblo and in every case they were identified as the murderers. The descriptions were sent to all the sheriffs in the state and when one reached Sheriff Sipple he notified the authorities of Pueblo and Deputy Granger started for Boulder, Detective Leyden accompanying. Sheriff Sipple took the deputy and the detective to the Livingstone mine and arrested the men. They were brought to Denver last night. They were taken before Chief Armstrong and put through a severe cross-questioning, but both denied complicity in the affair. They would not even admit the chief says that they were in Pueblo at the time of the murder and say they can prove that they were in a different part of the state. They are a sullen pair and answer questions in a dogged manner. Deputy Sheriff Granger says he is positive that Davis and Brewer were both in Pueblo the night of the murder. He also says the men who identified the photographs of the suspects are persons who are not at all likely to be mistaken. The murders with which Davis and Brewer are charged occurred in the Losteau restaurant in Pueblo about 7:30 o'clock in the night of March 15th while the place was filled with customers. Two men entered the front door and with drawn revolvers told Mrs. Losteau, who was in charge of the cashier's window, to hand over the money. Mrs. Losteau screamed. Among the people in the dining room were Dr. J. H. Turner and C. E. Bishop. They arose from their seats and were shot down by the robbers, who ran out the front door and escaped. Dr. Turner was killed instantly and Bishop lived until the next morning. Davis and Brewer served time in the reformatory for robbing several stores in Boulder in January of last year. They came to Denver after committing the crimes and the police were asked to look out for them. On the night of February 18th Policeman Morley was notified that some one was on the roof of the gambling house at No. 1859 Larimer street. Morley crawled to the roof and found Davis, Brewer and W. G. Berry. They were taken to jail where they confessed that they were going to rob the place. Davis and Brewer were identified as the men wanted in Boulder. They were sent to that town and convicted. Berry, the police say, is now serving a sentence in the penitentiary for burglary. Davis and Brewer will be taken to Pueblo today.

Turner, James C.
James C. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2003 - James C. Turner, 94, a lifelong Pueblo resident, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Survivors include two sons, James P. (Anita Stephens) Turner of Accokeek, Md., and Charles T. (Dorothy) Turner of Pueblo; six grandchildren, James C. Turner, Robert Curtis Turner, Barbara Turner Westbrook and Amy Phillips, all of Maryland, Philip C. Turner of Denver and Andrew R. Turner of Boulder; nine great-grandchildren, all of Maryland; and a brother, William Turner of Hot Springs, Ark. He was preceded in death in 1992 by his wife of 63 years, Florence Sturtevant Turner. A resident of the Pueblo Regent since 1998, Mr. Turner had retired from CF&I in 1975. Jim was an accomplished musician who played with several local bands. He was especially noted for his banjo and guitar playing and could always bring down the house with "Alabama Jubilee." Jim was a founding member of the Minnequa Works Credit Union and served on the board of directors for many years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of AF&AM, Pueblo Lodge No. 17 for 62 years. He also was a member of Al Kaly Temple for many years. Jim was very proud to be an amateur radio operator. WA¯QDY is now a "silent key." Jim was a devoted church member. He was a member of Bruner Park EUB Church, Faith United Methodist Church, and most recently, Wesley United Methodist Church. He taught Sunday school for more than 60 years and touched the lives of many of his students. He was the type of person who would always go out of his way to help others in any way he could. Jim was very proud of his two sons. His son, Jim, was an attorney for many years with the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. He was actively involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s and rose to the position of deputy assistant attorney general. His other son, Charles, recently retired from the Pueblo Library District after a 31-year career as a public librarian. His family and friends will deeply miss his many kindnesses and his wonderful attitude toward life. Visitation, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Wesley United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Turner. There will be a reception with the family following the interment from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, at the Pueblo Regent, 100 San Carlos Road. You may also find more information at

Turner, John R.
John R. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2005 - John R. Turner passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 7, 2005, in Pueblo. John was born Feb. 26, 1948, to Richard and Josephine Turner in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. John loved fishing and at the time of his death was employed as the manager of Tony's Bait Shop. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard; siblings, Perry Turner and Barbara Cissell. His survivors include his mother, Josephine Turner; his beloved nephew, David Cissell; foster-brother, Gary Rutledge; and his aunts, Grace (Roy) Takeda and Katherine (John) Smith. At his request, no public viewing or services. Cremation, Davis Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, through the mortuary.

Turner, Leana S.
Leana S. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2006 - Leana S. Turner, 56, passed away May 17, 2006. Survived by her daughter, Misty (Richard) Mascarenas; siblings, Pam (Joan) Massey, Gary and Mike Massey; and grandchildren, Adacia and Isaac Mascarenas. Leana was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Great Bend, Kan., and was a secretary for Turner Bros. Roofing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of her life, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, Pueblo Grande Village Club House, 999 Fortino Blvd.

Turner, Marie E.
Marie E. Turner - Denver Colorado - September 1998 - Marie E. Turner, 82, of Denver died 2 Sep in Englewood. Born Pueblo on November 9, 1916.

Turner, Marina D.
Marina D. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Marina D. Turner of Broomfield, formerly of Walsenburg, May 27, 1986. Wife of George M. Turner, Broomfield. Mother of Georgann (Abel) Gomez, Walsenburg; Bonnie J. Adams, Phoenix; Marilyn (Steve) Lessar, Tulsa, Okla.; and Lt. Col. David (Shirley) Turner, Okinawa. Sister of Andrew C. Dick, Washington, D.C.; and Georgina (Dell) Mallett, Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren and other relatives survive. Services: St. Mary Church, rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Knights of Columbus members are urged to attend.

Turner, Mr.
Mr. Turner – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1903 – Murder at Pueblo – Hold-Ups Shoot Down Prominent Citizens in a Restaurant and Escape – Pueblo, March 16 – Last evening Doctor Turner, a prominent physician, and C. E. Bishop, an electrician, were killed by a pair of masked hold-ups who entered the Union café in the town and sought to hold up the cashier, when she screamed. Doctor Turner and Mr. Bishop arose whereupon the hold-ups turned their guns and fired on the gentlemen with fatal results. The hold-ups then escaped and at 10 o'clock this morning neither of them had been found. Aspen Democrat – March 16, 1903 – Pueblo Has Double Murder – Committed in a Bold Attempted Holdup – Popular Down Town Café the Scene of the Crime – Other Crimes Committed the Same Night Indicate the Work of Organized Gang – Pueblo, March 16 – As a result of a daring attempt by masked men to hold up the Lousteaus Café, a fashionable restaurant last evening, the bodies of Dr. J. H. Turner and C. E. Bishop are lying at the morgue. Dr. Turner was shot as he sat at a table in the front part of the restaurant, the bullet piercing his heart. He died instantly. Mr. Bishop, while attempting to comply with the demands of one of the holdups to stand up, was shot in the side. He was removed to St. Mary's hospital where he died at 10 o'clock this morning. The murderers escaped without securing any money. The officers are looking for Jack O'Keefe, the pugilist, who is thought to have taken a part in the holdup and murder in the café last evening. Pueblo, March 16 – A daring attempt at robbery and brutal tragedy in the most fashionable restaurant created intense excitement early this evening. The robbers, two in number and both small men wore black masks. They first entered the back door of Lousteaus' fine café opposite the opera house advanced half the length of the long room and then went to the back room. Presently they re-entered by the front door. One went to the cashier's desk; the other attempted to rob guests at the tables. He held a revolver toward Dr. C. H. Turner, who was eating his supper, and told him to throw up his hands. The doctor was surprised and hesitated, whereupon the robber fired full in his face, killing the doctor instantly and scattering his blood and brains all over the corner of the café. Then the desperado attacked another guest, C. B. Bishop and shot him in the left side. Without securing any booty the ruffians fled. Bishop was taken to the hospital and is in a critical condition. He came recently from Sugar City, where his brother lives. Dr. Turner was about thirty years old and from Iowa. He was a graduate of Princeton and of Rush, and has been here two years. The robbers in their escape were fired at by a policeman and his bullet perforated a plate glass, but thus far there is no clue. Wray Rattler – March 20, 1903 – Holdups Commit Murder in Pueblo – Pueblo, Colo., March 16 – At 7:30 o'clock to-night two masked men entered Lousteau's café on Fourth street, and pointing two revolvers at the head of Mrs. Lousteau, wife of the proprietor, demanded the money in the register. She screamed and rushed through the room to the kitchen. Both men wore masks and had guns in each hand. Dr. J. W. Turner was seated at a table in the front part of the café, and he rose to his feet when the shorter of the two hold-ups aimed his revolver at him and discharged it. The bullet entered the right arm and passed through it into the heart, killing him almost instantly. C. E. Bishop, employed by the Pueblo & Suburban Traction & Lighting Company, seated at a table near the doctor, started to rise when the second man fired at him. The bullet passed through the stomach. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital, where at 2 o'clock this (Monday) morning, it is said he cannot recover and is sinking rapidly. The police were notified and Chief Shoup called in all his night men and day men and instructed them to spare no work in running down the hold-ups. Every part of the city is being scoured and the chief is still at work hunting down the men. An order has been sent to Canon City for the bloodhounds, and as soon as they arrive they will be put on the trail. The police believe the work was that of novices or the result of some grudge between the men shot and the men who did the deed. Alamosa Journal – March 19, 1903 – Second Victim Dies – Pueblo, Colo., March 17 – C. E. Bishop, the second of the two citizens shot by the robbers in Lousteau's café last evening, died at St. Mary's hospital at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He was a draughtsman. His wife lives in St. Louis, and other relatives are said to reside in Arizona. The double murder is still a mystery insofar as who the murderers are. The police and sheriff's office are exerting every effort and have arrested several suspects without any assurance that they are the guilty men. Aspen Democrat – March 29, 1903 – Murderers Arrested – Were Graduates of Reformatory – Their Photographs Have Been Identified – Denver, March 28 – After two weeks of darkness the history surrounding the murder of C. E. Bishop and Dr. A. H. Turner at Pueblo seems about to be cleared up. Two ex-convicts known to have been in Pueblo on the night of the murder and known to have left that city at 3:15 the next morning, and whose photographs have been identified by more than one person as the murderers, have been arrested and are now on the way back to Pueblo. The suspects are Raleigh Davis and Ross Brewer, young graduates of the Buena Vista reformatory. The capture of these men was the result of a curious hunch which came to Detective John Heyden of the Denver force. Nobody in the world suspected these men and no inquiry whatever had been made concerning them, but the intuition that they were the murderers came to the detective one night after he had gone to bed. Next morning he began the search for them, which resulted in their arrest. [Editor's Note: This man is listed in any number of ways, except that we know that he's a doctor. There seems to be no certainty of his initials as they vary in every article. I didn't see a listing for him being buried in Roselawn, and I would think that it was very possible that he was taken out of Pueblo to be buried.]

Turner, Paul H. Jr.
Paul H. Turner Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Paul H. Turner Jr., 83, passed away Aug. 21, 2004. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Beatrice (nee Mencin) Turner of the family home; children, Paul (Denise) Turner III, Cindy (James) Kramer and Duane (Deb) Turner, all of Pueblo; sister, Betty (Lou) Varvello of Calif.; grandchildren, Paul D. Turner, Carl, Jason and Sara Turner, Jennifer (Lance) Kramer-Manley and Janine Kramer; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Carl. Paul was born to Ada and Paul H. Turner Sr. on Oct. 23, 1920, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a master craftsman, Paul built the family home and retired from the CF&I after 42 years of service as a machinist. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Member of Shrine of St. Therese. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Flag presentation by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Turner, Richard
Richard Turner - Pueblo Star Journal Chieftain - August 28, 1976 - Convict killer of five commits suicide Rampage ends 200 miles from Penrose tragedy - PENROSE (C-SJ) A convicted sex offender went on a rampage of violence and rape Thursday and Friday, leaving a Penrose family of five dead before he turned a pistol on himself 200 miles away to end the tragedy. Authorities found Colorado State Penitentiary inmate Richard Turner, 24, who was convicted in 1975 of raping two girls, slumped inside a stolen pickup truck. He had been shot once in the head with a .22 caliber pistol. Law enforcement officers said Turner took an elderly woman and two young girls hostage, and raped one of the girls, who was 14 years old, before his stolen pickup was discovered stalled near Fort Morgan. Turner's death ended a statewide manhunt that began in Penrose when Mountain Bell employee, Karl Hodgson, 45, of Salida found the body of Toni Hardin, 37, sprawled partially clothed in the garage of the Hardin home. Authorities later found the bodies of John Hardin, 37, a guard at the penitentiary, and his three children, Jim 3, Carol 12, and Lori 15. Hardin's body was found in the garage and the children's bodies were found inside the house. John in the front bedroom, Carol in the living room and Lori in the rear bedroom. All victims had been shot once in the head with a .357 magnum pistol. Mrs. Hardin and the two girls had been raped, according to Fremont County Coroner Henry C. Grabow. He said the woman's bodies all were partially nude. Turner was serving an indeterminate to five-year term in the penitentiary for “gross sexual imposition” when he was transferred from the prison at Canon City to the Fremont County Jail for protective custody. He was waiting to testify in court on a murder at the penitentiary. Thursday, he was signed out and released on a work detail in Hardin's custody, according to Fremont County Sheriff John Vernetti. Hardin specifically asked for Turner, Vernetti said. According to Jerry Agee, chief of the state corrections department, a matron drove Turner to the Hardin home Thursday and told him he could stay overnight to help Hardin with work on the ranch. Turner failed to return to the jail Friday. When the Hardin's 1972 four-wheel drive Ford pickup truck was discovered missing after the bodies were found Friday morning, the extensive manhunt was touched off. The search switched to Morgan County Friday afternoon when a ranch wife reported to authorities that a red haired man driving a four-wheel drive pickup tried to drive across her property. The truck was spotted again north of Sterling, where the elderly woman and two girls were taken hostage. Turner raped the 14-year-old girl in a barn, then left alone, officers said. Shortly after that, Morgan County Deputy Sheriff Leo Barker came upon the pickup, which had overheated and stalled on Balzac Road seven miles northeast of Hillcrest. A farmer, Burlie Segelke, had stopped minutes earlier and attempted to get the vehicle started by pushing it. Barker told The Associated Press he ordered Segelke to approach him, then heard a shot inside the cab of the truck. He found Turner dead of a head wound. Barker said he found the pistol, five rifles and a shotgun in the cab. Most of the weapons were cocked and ready to fire, he said. The weapons had been taken from the Hardin residence, officers said. In Denver, Gov. Richard Lamm announced an investigation into the circumstances leading to Turner's being placed on trusty status by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Turner was charged with rape and menacing in September 1974 after two teen-age girls from Grand Rapids, Mich., told officers he picked them up in his car near Brush and attacked them on a rural road south of Fort Morgan. He was sentenced Jan. 22, 1975 to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of “gross sexual imposition.” Records show that in September 1975, while on a furlough from the prison, he was charged with assault and battery on a state patrolman at Fort Morgan after the patrolman stopped his car for a traffic check. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1976 - Turner release questions unanswered - Penrose (C-SJ) Richard Turner, 24, had a history of rape and violence. He was serving an indeterminate to five year sentence at the Colorado State Penitentiary for “gross sexual imposition.” Richard Turner also had been placed on trusty status by the Fremont County's Sheriff's Department. It was while he was serving as a trusty that he murdered the five-member John Hardin family, sexually assaulting the three female family members, took three other women hostage and raped one of them. Who let Turner loose? According to Fremont County Sheriff John Vernetti, the man who allowed his release Thursday into the custody of John Hardin, verbal authorization had come from Bill Wilson, superintendent of the medium security unit at the penitentiary where Turner was assigned. Vernetti also said he had authorization from the state department of institutions. But according to state department of institutions officials, Vernetti had asked but was denied permission in April to allow Turner to participate in the work release program. Despite that denial, Vernetti said he has receipts from billings issued from the state department of institutions showing the work release money credited Turner by the state, “So when – or if – deal was made was unknown Friday.” Wilson could not be contacted late Friday for comment. Vernetti said Turner had been used about “10 or 12“ times as unskilled labor by Hardin on his farm operation. Each time, Hardin, a guard at the penitentiary, specifically asked for Turner, Vernetti said. According to Vernetti, Turner was signed out by Hardin about 8 a.m. Thursday to work on moving hay. No alert was given Thursday night when Turner didn't return. Vernetti said Hardin often kept Turner overnight, when asked why no check was made on Turner, “The procedure was that whoever signed out a prisoner had to sign him in.” Vernetti said. According to department of institutions officials, a Fremont County Jail matron drove Turner out to the Hardin ranch. They made no mention of Hardin's showing up at the jail to sign Turner out. Neither county officials nor state officials made any comment on the possible conflict of interest by having a penitentiary guard using an inmate for work outside of the penitentiary. John Stump Witcher, district attorney for the 11th Judicial District, also was critical of Turner's work release status. Turner had been transferred to the Fremont County Jail for protective custody prior to testifying in court against another inmate in a murder case at the penitentiary. “I don't want a witness out working when he's been placed in protective custody. I want my witness available,” Witcher said. “I couldn't tell you why the inmate (Turner) was released. I know there are quite a few released on work release. I can't agree with it 100 per cent – not when they're material witnesses,” he said.

Turner, Russell D
Russell D. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2001 - Russell D. Turner, 78, passed away May 10, 2001. Survived by his wife, Evelyn C. Turner, of the family home in Pueblo West; daughters, Sandra (William P.) Turner Paul of New York City and Marcia (Gregory P.) Turner Sinner of Pewaukee, Wis.; sisters, Nancy (Robert) Sanctuary of Tucson, Ariz., and Ann (Charles) Colson of Southwick, Mass.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Born May 3, 1923, in North Adams, Mass. He retired as an engineering manager for the Miller Brewing Co. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment will be held at the Ecumenical Church Columbarium. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador, with Reverend Ray Lincoln officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the church memorial fund in his memory.

Turner, Tyler S.
Tyler S. Turner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2002 - Tyler S. Turner, 97, of Fowler, died Aug. 23 in Pueblo. Born Aug. 5, 1905, in Conway, Mich. Mr. Turner was a retired farmer. Survived by children, John (Ann) Turner, Martinton, W.Va., Linda (Paul) Moreland, St. Thomas, Penn., Doug Turner, Lakewood, Colo., Betty (Andy) Bigler, Fowler, Colo. Jim (Laurel) Turner, Monroe, Wash., Kristine (Jorge) Gonzalez, Fowler, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Hollenbeck, Fowler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Olney Springs Methodist Church. The Rev. Lora Payne officiating. Internment will follow at the Fowler Cemetery.

Turner, Wayne L.
Wayne L. Turner - Huerfano World - March 7, 1991 - Wayne L. Turner, 62, of Calhan, died of cancer, Monday, Feb. 18, 1991, in a hospice in that city. He had been an aerospace engineer at Martin Marietta and retired in 1990. Mr. Turner also was a certified public accountant in both Colorado Springs and Calhan. Mr. Turner was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Denver. He had lived in the Pikes Peak region since 1967. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University. Mr. Turner also served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He married the former Carla Elliott, formerly of Walsenburg, on Oct. 3, 1953, in Denver. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Deborah J. Yirku of Colorado Springs and one grandchild. Funeral service for Mr. Turner was Thursday Feb. 21, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Calhan. Burial was in the Calhan Cemetery.

Turner, William E.
William E. Turner - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 26, 1916 - One Killed, Another Loses Arm - Pueblo - William E. Turner, aged 29, of this city, was killed, and George Roberts, also of Pueblo, lost an arm while hunting rabbits twenty-two miles south of this city. Roberts, who was in the front seat of the automobile, in getting out of the car accidentally caused the gun to be discharged, tearing off his right arm. Part of the shot penetrated Turner's head. Some the shot entered Turner's temple, inflicting a wound which a few hours later caused his death. Both men were accompanied by their wives.

Turpen, Richard Wayne
Richard Wayne Turpen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2003 - Richard Wayne Turpen passed away Aug. 31, 2003, in Pueblo. Dick was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Dodge City, Kan., and had lived in Pueblo and Southern Colorado for over 35 years. His survivors include his sons, James (Diane) Turpen, Thomas (Melissa) Turpen; stepson, Scott (Andrea) Davis; brothers, Forrest and Dale Turpen; sister, Shirley Cutts; grandchildren, Cody, Tyler, James, Kyli, Emily and Meagan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no public service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Turpin, Melvin
Melvin "Gene" Turpin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2000 - Melvin "Gene" Turpin, former Pueblo resident, passed away Feb. 20, 2000, in Simi Valley, Calif. Gene was a truck driver and retired from Weicker Trucking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge, in November 1982. He is survived by his son, Howard (Bonnie) Turpin, Simi Valley, Calif.; grandson, Michael (Jennifer) Turpin; great-grandson, Kyle Turpin, Huntington Beach, Calif.; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Zachary) Turpin-Stokes, Simi Valley; brother, Albert (Irene) Ellis, Sun Valley, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral service at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your charity of choice.

Turpin-Jones, Jewell Marie
Jewell Marie Turpin-Jones - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2005 - Jewell Marie Turpin-Jones passed away July 9, 2005, at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center. Jewell was born in Starkville, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl H. Jones in 2002; beloved daughter, Billie Laverne Allmon in 1996; parents, Wilthom William and Lorencita (Muniz) Turpin; brothers, Major Garfield Robert Turpin (Rtd.) U.S. Air Force, Louis Gonzales; sister-in-law, Mary Gonzales; and three nephews, all of San Jose, Calif.; and brother-in-law, Ralph Romero of Pueblo. Jewell is survived by her sisters, Flora Romero of Pueblo, Eva (Ross) Zamora of Westminster, Colo. and Mary (Floyd) Espinoza of Littleton, Colo.; granddaughters, Valerie (James) Daos, Denyse McDonald and Yvette Vargas; and eight great-grandchildren, all of San Pedro, Calif. Also survived by sister-in-law, Mary Turpin of Fort Worth, Texas; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jewell is also survived by special friend and caregiver, Arthur Rivas; his sister, Rosalie Rivas of Pueblo; and their extended families from Albuquerque, N.M.; special friends, Bob and Ruby Molina of San Diego, Calif.; and many other friends. There will be no public viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Pueblo in memory of Jewell.

Turri, August
August "Gus" Turri - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1999 - August "Gus" Turri, 57, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 17, 1999. He was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Albert Turri, and father-in-law, Tony Alfonso. Survived by loving wife of 36 years, Ann Marie Turri- daughters, Joelen (David) Bartolo and Karol Turri- mother, Esther Turri- sisters, Marie (Mickey) Strasia and Alberta (Don) Pagano- mother-in-law, Jo Alfonso- sister-in-law, Nancy (Jim) Federico- grandchildren, Rocco, Karlie Rae and Jordin Musso, Lauren, Nicole and Kristi Bartolo- and numerous nieces and nephews. He worked at the phone company for four years and also worked for CF&I as a metals buyer for 33 years. Gus will be remembered as a loyal and dedicated family man. He will be sadly missed by both family and friends. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, St. Joseph Church in Blende.

Turrubiate, Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez Turrubiate - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1975 - Jesus Martinez Turrubiate, 1238 Spruce, Aug. 9, 1975. Husband of Mrs. Dominga Turrubiate and father of Randy Turrubiate, both of the family home. Uncle of Mrs. Erlinda Alverez and Mrs. Bernadette Amaya, both of Albuquerque, N. M., and Robert Sisneros, Clovis, N. M. Brother-in-law of Mrs. Louise Avalos, Mrs. Theresa Rodriquez, Mrs. Mary C. Gonzalez, Joe Carrillo and Mrs. Lou Hernandez, all of Pueblo; 32 grandnieces and grandnephews also survive. Born July 10, 1900, in Torreon, Mexico. He came to Pueblo in 1922. Mr. Turrubiate retired in 1965 from CF&I Steel Corp. coke plant. He remained active, however, as caretaker at Stauter Field and playing cards and checkers with his friends at Bessemer Park. He was a member of Club Alianza 80, Club Recreativo Y Proteccion Mutua, Club Latino Y Benefico Americano. Salt Creek Senior Citizens Club. USW Local 2102, and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, where both services will be held; Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Tuttle, Berry L.
Berry L. Tuttle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1912 - Berry L. Tuttle, aged 25, died at his residence east of the city yesterday. Remains at McCarthy's and will be forwarded to New York for interment. Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1912 - The remains of Berry I. Cuttle [Berry L. Tuttle?] were sent to New York last night by the McCarthy Undertaking company. They were accompanied by Raymond Giddings.

Tuttle, Carolyn R.
Carolyn R. Tuttle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2002 - Carolyn R. Tuttle, 60, of Silver Cliff, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 27, 2002. She was born on May 20, 1942, at Walton, N.Y., a daughter of the late Burton and Rita Houck Ecker. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Alan Tuttle, of the family home; four children, Reginald (Kim) Tuttle of Rye, Lynette Reno of Colorado City, Cart Tuttle of Silver Cliff, Colleen Tuttle of Pueblo; half-sister, Ruby Green of Binghamton, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Carolyn and her husband owned and operated the Hideout Cafe in Silver Cliff. Carolyn loved helping people, she also was a gospel songwriter and a poet. Everyone who knew her was deeply touched by her and her legacy will continue through her music and poetry. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the Colorado City Community Church with the funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at the Colorado City Cemetery.

Tuttle, Peter Andrew
Peter Andrew Tuttle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1920 - The funeral of Peter Andrew Tuttle will be held at the Whiton chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be at Mountain View.

Tuttoilmondo, Charles
Charles Tuttoilmondo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2004 - Charles Tuttoilmondo, 83, born May 29, 1921, passed away Aug. 30, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Annabelle Tuttoilmondo; children, Tim Gallegos, Lenny Gallegos and Michael Birner; and daughters-in-law, Frances Montoya, Glenda Gallegos and Carol Padilla. Grandfather of Nichol, James, Priscilla (Phil), Lauren and Trevor. Great-grandfather of Kyle, Darrien, Phil Jr., Cephia and Geonna. Also survived by special nephew, Charles A. (Barbara) Tuttoilmondo; father-in-law, Lee Gallegos; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bernice (Ben) Armenta, Dennis Gallegos, Ted (Carole) Gallegos, Arnold (Phyllis) Gallegos, Loretta (Walker) Mixon, Duane (Beverly) Gallegos, Bob (Jeanette) Gallegos and Bruce (Celeste) Gallegos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Pete Nogues; mother, Josephine Tuttoilmondo; and mother-in-law, Rose Gallegos. Charles was a member of BPOE No. 611 of Florence and the VFW No. 8898 Boone Post. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and on the USS Tennessee. Charles was the owner of Chuck's Place in Avondale for 52 years and did custom combining for 19 years. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Tweeddale, James C.
James C. Tweeddale - Denver Post - September 18, 2003 - James C. Tweeddale of Thornton, formerly of Denver. Survived by sons James C. Tweeddale, Jr., Jess Tweeddale, daughter Jeanenne Stepleton, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and friend Barbara Foss. Private family service to be held.

Tweeddale, William W.
William W. Tweeddale - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Superintendent William W. Tweeddale and Alfred Rubin, assistant pit boss of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company, were killed by an explosion of gas in the Frisco mine, near Piedmont.

Tweedy, Ronald D.
Rev. Ronald D. Tweedy - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Rev. Ronald D. Tweedy, 50, departed this life Dec. 14, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Jamie, son, Ron Jr., & daughter, Jodi (Skot) Greene. A resident of Pueblo for 21 years, Ron pastored the Pueblo Gospel Church and owned and operated the Downtown Barbershop. He loved the Lord. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the love & support of their friends, especially Ray Tamez.

Twinem, Thelma G.
Thelma G. Twinem - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2004 - Thelma G. Twinem , 93, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, departed this life on April 5, 2004 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born in Lovettsville, Va. on Sept. 14, 1910 to Richard and Mabel George, and married for 44 years to William W. Twinem who preceded her in death in 1972. Mrs. Twinem was a master gardener and devoted many years and much love to her volunteer activities for 'Meals On Wheels' and various hospital organizations. She is sadly missed by her two daughters, Marti Colpitts of Breckenridge, Colo. and Mary Twinem of Beulah, four grandchildren, Kelly Hopkins, Tarik (Tammi) Hopkins, Jenny (Brian) Wilczewski, Josh Colpitts, all of Denver; five great-grandchildren, Ashton, Luc and Donovan Crabtree and Jordyn and Zachary Hopkins, Denver, and her dear friends Dora, Beverly, Janet, RaeAnn, George, Praxie, Dan, Eddie, Margarete and Helen at Belmont Senior Care; Ramona, Ann, Dick Bowman, Eveylyn and Obie, Steve and Terry. Ella and Howard in Newark, Ohio. Her family would like to extend their deep appreciation and thanks to the nursing staff on 6400 and 4100 at St. Mary-Corwin for their loving care during her final days, to Belmont Senior Care for several years of exemplary care well above and beyond what their residents agree to by contract. This is the best assisted living facility that we have known about, having traveled throughout the country and the world. Also to Dr. Michael Barris and the Pueblo Community Health Center for their excellent medical care and diligent support over the years and especially during her last days. It is truly a frightening thought to imagine how the elderly, the indigent and those without medical coverage would survive, let alone, receive such a high standard of care, were it not for the Pueblo Community Health Center. Thanks again to these truly visionary and committed individuals. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in May in Breckenridge, Colo.

Twite, Donna M.
Donna M. Twite - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2000 - Donna M. Twite, 88, passed away Feb. 24, 2000. Survived by Richard Davison, Florida, Mary Coggins, Pueblo, Dorothy Myers, Pueblo, and Robert Davison, Colorado Springs. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Tyler, Judy E.
Judy E. Tyler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2002 - Judy E. Tyler, age 60, former Trinidad resident died Oct. 21, 2001 in Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial services were held by Lowmans Funeral Home in Phoenix on Oct. 25, 2001. She was an outstanding elementary school educator for years in the Trinidad area. Survived by husband Stan Tyler and son, Truman Tyler of Phoenix, mother, Josephine Langoni and brother, Richard Langoni of Durango, Colo. and numerous relatives in southern Colorado. She will be sadly missed by all. A summer memorial service is planned in Trinidad.

Tyler, Unknown
Unknown Tyler - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 11, 1880 - Frozen To Death - Mr. George Meserole informs us that one of his mail carriers was frozen to death, on the 12th of February, between Parrot City and Cavendish's Station. The carrier's name of Tyler, and at this season of the year in that country it is necessary to carry the mail on foot and to use snow shoes. The day was intensely cold and Tyler having reached a point within a mile of Cavendish's station, it is presumed, finding that he was being overcome by the cold abandoned his snow shoes, hoping to be able to travel faster without them. His dead body was found, frozen hard, only about half a mile from the station. Travel in that region during the winter is sometimes a perilous business.

Tyler, Wilbur
Wilbur “Toby” Tyler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - Wilbur “Toby” Tyler passed away May 23, 2004 in Arvada, CO. He is survived by his wife Geraldine, children, grandchildren, six siblings and in-laws, Delfin and Julia Martinez. Service Wed. May 26, at 2:30 pm. Crown Hill Chapel, 29th and Wadsworth (Westside), Wheatridge, CO.

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