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Goil Uarutia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1925 - The funeral of Goil Uarutia will be held from the family home, 1118 West Ninth street, Monday morning at 10 o’clock and from Mt. Carmel church at 10:30 o’clock. Interment in Roselawn, under the direction of the Rouch Funeral Home.
Emma (Serna) Udovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2000 - Emma (Serna) Udovich, born April 11, 1924, in Deming, N.M., passed away Feb. 14, 2000. She leaves to survive her husband of 56 years, John; children, John M. (Sharon), Frank (Cindy) and Charles, all of Pueblo, and Vivienne (Tom) Denham, Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Eileen Millhorn, Joel Underwood, Jenny Algien and Meribeth Udovich; and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Barrios, El Paso, Texas, Vera Sierra, Benson, Ariz., Neoma Knight, Sterling, Alaska, Rachel Moore, El Paso, Texas, Mary Lee Whitten, Avery, Texas, and Trini Dymsza, El Paso, Texas; and many other loving relatives and friends. Emma was a National Senior Olympian member, winning over 300 medals, plus numerous ribbons in Local (El Paso, Texas), State and National Games since 1986. She was also a member of the SNPJ Lodge 299. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to SNPJ Scholarship Fund, 247 W. Allegheny Road, Imperial, Pa. 15126, in memory of Emma Udovich. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Both services at Hillcrest Funeral Home, El Paso, Texas. Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, Fort Bliss.
Ueland, Richard Sylvester
Richard Sylvester Ueland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1986 - Richard Sylvester Ueland, 85, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Oct. 27, 1988. Mr. Ueland is survived by four children, Sylvia (Edward) Lane of Pueblo; Marilyn Giaquinto of San Diego; Sandra (Phillip) Cole of Pueblo and Richard Ueland of Napa, Calif. He is survived also by 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Rudolph Ueland of Portland, Ore.; and his sister, Mabel Nicholsen of Sheridan, Wyo. Mr. Ueland was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ruth Ueland, in 1984. He was born June 1, 1901, in Minnesota and moved to Pueblo three years ago from California. Mr. Ueland retired in 1971 as a carpenter and millwright in California. He was past president of the American Association of Retired Persons in Rialto, Calif. Visitation hours from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Aram Philibosian officiating. Interment, Section B, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Josephine Uffelman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2000 - Josephine Uffelman passed peacefully from this earth on Nov. 3, 2000, following a lengthy illness that she courageously battled. She was born on June 30, 1930, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, a city she loved. Her life was her family and friends, all of whom will remember her for her warmth, devotion and unselfishness. She enjoyed many activities including: bowling, golf, bridge and spending time with her loved ones. Her greatest joys were her four grandchildren, Megan and Leah Sankey, and Sean and Cole Burke. She is preceded in death by her father, Frank Naccarato; her sister, Theresa Beck; and her brother, Charles Naccarato. She is survived by her mother, Anna Naccarato; her loving husband, Karl Uffelman; her daughter, Laurie Sankey; son-in-law, Jerry Sankey; grandchildren, Megan and Leah of Fort Collins; her son, Michael Burke; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Burke; and grandchildren, Sean and Cole of Ventura, Calif.; sister-in-law, Joanne Naccarato; and special nieces and nephews. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Services to celebrate her memory will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home office. The family also encourages all to become involved in the organ donor program.
Anna (Zorich) Ugolini - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1987 - Anna (Zorich) Ugolini of Golden, Nov. 26, 1987. Wife of Reynold Ugolini, Golden; mother of Bob Ugolini, Denver, Virginia (Jim) Stewart, Williamsburg, Va., and Phyllis (Ken) Barrett, Lakewood. Sister of Rose (Mike) Maxwell and Katherine Bak, both of Walsenburg; Helen (Dan) Fodor, Trinidad; Elva Hyrick, Buffalo, N.Y.; Wilma (Robert) Freeman, Arlington, Texas; Theodore (Patricia) Zorich, Englewood; and Jack Zorich, Richland, Wash. Also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.
Ugolini, John G.
John Gerald Ugolini - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1972 - Scripture Rosary services for John Gerald Ugolini will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Ugolini died April 22, 1972, of injuries received in a car accident. He was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Walsenburg. He attended Colorado School of Mines and Adams State College. He joined his father and uncle in operating the U-B Grocery and Walsenburg Music Co. On Aug. 8, 1949, he married Helen Stimack. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 2139. Surviving are his widow, seven daughters, Barbara, Jerri, Joni, Toni, Kathy, Frances and Sandy, his mother, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini of Walsenburg and one grandson.
Ugolini, Minnie F.
Minnie F. Ugolini - Huerfano World - November 9, 2000 - Minnie Ugolini, 97, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 3, 2000. Mrs. Ugolini was born in Canon City on Aug. 18, 1903 to the late Fortunato and Mary Dalfior Bellotti. She was a very active member of St. Mary Church, the CDA, the Tabernacle Society, St. Mary School and the Oblates of St. Benedict. She was very proud to be one of the first Merle Norman Cosmetic representatives in the country. She, along with her brothers, ran the U-B Grocery for 40 years. Mrs. Ugolini is survived by her daughter-in-law, Helen Ugolini of Walsenburg; seven granddaughters, Barbara (Phil) Harvey, Greeley, Jerri Ugolini, Santa Rosa, CA., Joni Ugolini, Arvada, Toni (Dennis) Brgoch, La Veta, Kathy (Bill) Mattenklodt, Greeley, Francy (Tasos) Nastas, Parga, Greece and Sandy (Scott) Hendrickson, Lawson, MO; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest (Ginger) Bellotti, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Tom Ugolini; a son, John Gerald Ugolini, three brothers and two sisters. Services: St. Mary Church; rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday recited by Ernest Bellotti; funeral mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North. St. Mary Cemetery. Donations can be given to the Senior Outreach Program through St. Mary Church in Minnie’s name.
Ugolini, Reynold W.
Reynold W. Ugolini – Huerfano World – June 6, 2002 – Services were held May 28, 2002 for Reynold W. Ugolini, 85, of Denver, at Olinger Runyan Stevenson in Lakewood. He was the father of Robert, Virginia Stewart and Phyllis Barrett. Burial was May 29, 2002 at La Veta Cemetery.
Thomas Ugolini - World Independent - June 7, 1956 - The voice of one of Walsenburg’s most ardent and beloved sports fans is stilled. Thomas Ugolini, prominent Walsenburg businessman died in a Pueblo hospital early this morning. Mr. Ugolini was born at Rouse December 12, 1896, the son of John and Margaret Ugolini, pioneers in Huerfano County. After finishing school, he was associated with his father in business until 1926, when he and his brother-in-law, Louis Bellotti, formed a partnership having a grocery and fruit market on 7th Street. This became the U-B Grocery on South Main Street which they still operated at the time of Mr. Ugolini’s death. He married Minnie Bellotti in Walsenburg in 1926. Although Mr. Ugolini had been in somewhat poor health, his death was unexpected and came as a shock to his friends. Mr. Ugolini was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of Post No. 16 American Legion, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2139, Society of Dante Alighieri, being secretary for more than 20 years, the Quarterback Club and the Sportsmen’s Club. He is survived by his wife, one son, John Gerald; one brother, George; three sisters, Mrs. Erminia Galassini, Mrs. Rose Ballotti, and Mrs. Jean Bonacci, all of Walsenburg, and by three grandchildren. Funeral announcement will be made later by Furphy Mortuary.
William Ugolini - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1944 - Baca Murder Trial Set for Tuesday - Walsenburg, Feb. 12 - Trial of Esequiel Baca, who is charged with the fatal slaying of William Ugolini last fall, has been set for Tuesday, by District Judge David M. Ralston.
Robert Uhal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1997 - Robert Uhal, age 60, born June 21, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 27, 1997. Retired from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Uhal, of the family home, and children, John and Pauline, Nancy and Gerald Urioste and Brenda and Ken Nielsen. Grandfather of Melissa and Erik Nielsen. Also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Jeanie and Pat Scott of California- brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Dee Dee Giadone of Denver, Colo.- mother-in-law, Aileen Swartwood, Phoenix, Ariz.- brothers and sisters-in-law, Alma and Lynn Hubersberger, Pueblo, Colo., and Leonard and Joan Swartwood, Rye, Colo.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Uhal was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Robert will be deeply missed by many friends. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Viewing, Tuesday 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, 8-5 p.m. and Friday, 8-11 a.m. Funeral service, Friday, 1 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Uhernik, Cyril J.
Cyril J. Uhernik - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Cyril J. Uhernik, 74, born Oct. 5, 1928, went to be with the Lord Feb. 3, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Pauline M. Uhernik; sons, Kenneth E. (Julie) Uhernik and Scott D. Uhernik; grandchildren, Erik and Amanda; step-grandchildren, Alexandra, Kelsey and Luke; brothers, Nick (Betty) Uhernik and Bill (Arlene) Uhernik; a host of loving relatives and his special dog, Kodi. Preceded in death by his father, Cyril J. Uhernik Sr.; and mother, Rose Marie Uhernik; and brother, James Uhernik. Cyril was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a firefighter with the Pueblo Army Depot retiring with 30 years of government service. He then worked for School District No. 60 as a bus driver for special needs students. Cyril was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Our Lady of the Meadows Church through the funeral home office.
Uhernik, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Uhernik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1987 - Rose Marie Uhernik, June 30, 1987. Wife of Cyril Uhernik Sr., who passed away Sept. 27, 1959. Mother of Cyril Jr. (Pauline) Uhernik, James Uhernik, Nick (Betty) Uhernik, all of Pueblo, and William (Arlene) Uhernik of Aurora. Sister of Nora and Dina Lombardo and Sam (Rose) Lombardo, all of Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Christine Lombardo, Fresno, Calif., and Sadie Lombardo, Denver. Survived also by 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Lucy Lercara, Mary Lombardo, Celo Lombardo, and Joseph Lombardo. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial. At her request, there will be no viewing of the body. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Uhl, Joan Marie
Joan Marie Uhl - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2004 -Joan Marie Uhl, 87, passed away Oct. 17, 2004. Born July 12, 1917, in Fort Logan, Colo., to August and Maud Uhl, who preceded her along with her sister, Edith Popp. Survived by her sister, Marian Sylvester; nieces, Kathy Vierra-Jarrett, and Susan Schoelen; nephew, Stephen Sylvester; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. A longtime resident of Pueblo, Joan worked at the Pueblo Army Depot until her retirement. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.
Myrtle Uhlich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1986 - Myrtle Uhlich, Sept. 12, 1986. Wife of Chester Uhlich, who passed away in 1972. Mother of Virginia Lee Musso; mother-in-law of John Musso; grandmother of Joan Lea (James) Martin, John Sam (Pam) Musso, Jim (Tammy) Musso and Joe Musso; great-grandmother of James Leslie Martin, McKenna Elyce and Megan Nicole Musso, all of Pueblo. Also survived by three sisters and four brothers. Service, 7 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Pastor Tim Mann. Interment in Ada, Okla. The family will receive friends at 1637 Cliffdale.
Ulery, Fannie Denizah
Fannie Denizah Ulery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1998 - Fannie Denizah Ulery, age 84, of Pueblo, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at her home in Pueblo. She was born June 3, 1914, in Grove, Okla., to Elmer Patton and Laura Johnson Patton. In Oct. 1933 she married Lawrence Ulery in Rocky Ford. Mrs. Ulery moved to Rocky Ford with her parents as a young girl and graduated from Rocky Ford High School. Mr. and Mrs. Ulery lived in San Diego, Calif., during World War II then moved back to the Rocky Ford area where they farmed. Mrs. Ulery was a homemaker and attended the First Christian Church in Rocky Ford. Survived by sons, Ronald (Jean) Ulery, Altoona, Iowa, Fred Ulery, Canoga Park, Calif., Ernest (Alice) Ulery, Pueblo, Norman (Myrna) Ulery, Abilene, Kan., Byron (Shirley) Ulery, Beliot, Kan., and Dale (Virginia) Ulery, Odessa, Texas- 19 grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- sisters-in-law, Lena (Otis) Hayes, Rocky Ford, Zella Wilder, Rocky Ford- brother-in-law, Leonard (La Vonne) Ulery, Independence, Kan.- nieces, Gerri (Van) Richie, Ramona, Calif., and Janice (Richard) Huskey, La Mesa, Calif.- nephew, Bob (Diane) Hill, Buenos Aires, Argentina- numerous other nieces and nephews- and cousin, Larry (Deb) Johnson and family, Rocky Ford. Preceded in death by her parents- husband, Lawrence (March 30, 1981) - daughter-in-law, Betty Ulery- sister, Verse Hill- brother-in-law, Leon Hill- three baby sisters- and two grandchildren. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Ustick Donelson Funeral Home, Rev. Carol Isaacson officiating. Music by Betty Jo Thomas, organist, and Amy Konishi, soloist. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
Cleo Ulibarri – Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 2006 - Cleo Ulibarri, 95, was taken to her celestial home on Oct. 30, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ulibarri; parents, Herminio and Domicinda Sisneros; daughter, Gloria Arguello; grandson, Robert Arguello; and fondly remembered brothers and sisters, Sam, Leo, Victor, Mildred and Jennie; and nephews and nieces. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (Jay) Boren and Cordy Young; granddaughter, Diana (Ben) Hamilton, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; son-in-law, Alex Arguello; granddaughter, Patricia (Art) Baca, Pueblo; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brothers, Herman (Emma) Sisneros and Joe (Emily) Sisneros; sisters, Martha Carrillo and Angie Shurtz; sisters-in-law, Victoria Sisneros and Helen Sisneros; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 226 Michigan St., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 2006 - Cleo Ulibarri, 95. Also survived by three other great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 226 Michigan St. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Edward Ulibarri - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - Edward Ulibarri, 61, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 28, 1994, at his home. Born May 27, 1933, in Pecos, NM to Regino and Caroline Campos Ulibarri, he worked as a farm and ranch hand for several years. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his mother, Caroline Griego, Walsenburg and an aunt. Funeral service was Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.
Eluterio "Louie" Ulibarri - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1987 - Eluterio "Louie" Ulibarri, Ret. Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, late of 246 Oneida, Chula Vista, Calif., died Dec. 18, 1987, at the Balboa Naval Hospital. Born in Farisita, Colo., Jan. 15, 1943. Retired July 1979 as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. Attended Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg and was employed by Nanco Shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Preceded in death by father, Alcario Ulibarri, in June 1976. Survived by wife, Gloria Ulibarri; son, Glen Ulibarri; daughter, Sandra Ulibarri; mother, Freda Ulibarri Aragon; stepfather, Vivian Aragon; sisters, Diana (Tim) Valdez of Pueblo, Marie (Marty) Atencio of Colorado Springs and brother, John (Barbara) Ulibarri of Pueblo. Numerous nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts also survive. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with full military honors by Fort Carson honor guard. The family may be contacted at 2550 Lynwood home of brother, John Ulibarri.
Ulibarri, Lucy M.
Lucy M. Ulibarri - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2004 - Lucy M. Ulibarri, 99, born March 29, 1905, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Dec. 13, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio and Leonarda Cordova; husband, Lee Ulibarri; children, Simon Ulibarri, Mary Rael, Silverio Ulibarri, Emma Trujillo, Rachel Flores and Pete A. Ulibarri; brothers and sisters, Lee Cordova, Nora Gonzales, Stella Algien and Emma Romero. She is survived by her loving children, Leo (Stella) Ulibarri, Dora (Thomas) Roque, Dorothy "Dolly" Ulibarri, Richard Ulibarri; 30 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Lucy enjoyed gardening, sewing, spending quality time with her family and taking long walks. She also enjoyed watching stock car racing, wrestling and dancing. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Margaret Ulibarri - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2005 - Margaret Ulibarri, 93, passed away April 27, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Elfido Ulibarri; and son, Arnold Leroy Ulibarri. Survived by sons, Donald Ulibarri, Westminster, Colo., Leo (Mary Ann) Ulibarri, Pueblo West, Colo.; grandchildren, Nikki Jo Ulibarri, Pueblo, Deena (Hans) Hahn, Arvada, Colo.; great-granddaughters, Nicole and Natalie Hahn, both of Arvada; numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was a member of Christ the King Church, she was very devoted to her family, they were her whole life. Special thank you to Dr. Michael Ramos and staff, Dr. Kenneth Danylchuck and staff, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and special friend and caregiver, Patricia Gurule. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Margaret, to Christ the King Church, through the funeral home.
Mike Ulibarri - Huerfano World - July 5, 1990 - Mike Ulibarri, 62, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, July 1, 1990, in the Huerfano County Medical Center where he had been a patient for about two days; Mr. Ulibarri had been in ill health the past few months. Born in Trinidad Nov. 13, 1927, he was reared and went through the eleventh grade in Trinidad schools. He went to Denver where he worked as a laborer in the building trades. In 1950 he joined the Air Force and after his discharge he returned to Denver and worked in custodial services. For the past eight years Mr. Ulibarri has lived between La Veta and Walsenburg with his home presently in Walsenburg. Mr. Ulibarri was divorced. He is survived by his mother, Carolina Griego and a brother, Edward Ulibarri, Walsenburg; two sons, two daughters, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday (today). Burial was in La Veta Cemetery with VFW Post No. 2643 graveside service. Boise Almont is in charge of arrangements.
Silverio Ulibarri - Journal North Newspaper - February 13, 2007 - Silverio Ulibarri, 95, of Pueblo, Colo., and former resident of Las Vegas, N.M., died Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Minnequa Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in La Lagunita to the late Adolfo Ulibarri and Pablita Trujillo. He was married to the late Deluvina Montoya. He also had a very special friend Carmelita Gomez. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a private. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal. He is survived by his daughter, Dolores Gonzales and husband Patrick; brother, Anselmo Ulibarri and wife Sofia; sisters, Maria Martinez and husband David all of Las Vegas, N.M., Marcella Vigil and husband Alberto of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepson, Robert Garcia; and stepdaughter, Isabel Padilla, both of Las Vegas, N.M. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. today, Feb. 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with burial to follow at 1 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M. Call (800)479-3511.
Ullhorn, J. H. K.
Judge J. H. K. Ullhorn – Trinidad Enterprise – April 19, 1879 – Hon. J. H. K. Ullhorn, a member of the last Territorial legislature of Colorado, died last week at Silver Cliff. His home is said to be at Baltimore, Md.
George Ullman – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: George Ullman is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. George Ullman: age 56. Source: Ludlow Monument. Note: This man is listed as a victim of the Ludlow Massacre, but he is not listed in any of the newspapers. Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Alice Ullom - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - In Memoriam - In loving memory of our dear mother, Mrs. Alice Ullom, who passed away five years ago today. (verse) Sadly missed by Mrs. Florence Jones, Carl B. Peters.
Alice Ullom - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - In loving memory of our dear mother, Mrs. Alice Ullom who passed away five years ago today. Mrs. Florence Jones, Carl B. Peters
Ulmer, Frank Ernest
Frank Ernest Ulmer – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 6, 1874 – Died Frank Ernest, son of Charles and Laura A. Ulmer, of congestion of the brain, September 24, near Rock Canon bridge, Pueblo County, Colorado, aged two years.
Ummensetter, Jennie J.
Jennie J. Ummensetter - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Jennie J. Ummensetter was born July 12, 1914, in Ludlow, Colo., and passed away Dec. 27, 1 987, in Pueblo. A longtime Pueblo resident, she had worked at Colorado State Hospital for approximately 15 years. Mother of Gayle Marie (James) Harvey and Thelma (Tommy) Stokes. Daughter of Josephine M. Nickles. Grandmother of Kurt, Bill, Bob, Ed and Lesley Harvey. Service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Umprhess, Marie B.
Marie Boles Umprhess - Huerfano World - January 6, 1994 - Marie Boles Umprhess, Salem, OR, formerly of Walsenburg, died December 26, 1993. Marie Fankhauser was born in Haviland, KS, Mar. 26, 1905 and graduated from the Friends Academy in 1924. She married Chester Boles, May 4, 1924 and they lived in Liberal and then Dodge City, KS. Mr. Roles died in 1944 and she continued to live in Dodge City, spending the summers in Cuchara. In November, 1955, she married Forest Umprhess and moved to Walsenburg where he managed the J.C. Penney store. They moved to Salem in 1967 and he died in 1980. Mrs. Umprhess enjoyed being a homemaker and was highly skilled in sewing, knitting, watercolor and china painting. She participated in many organizations, including the First Presbyterian Church and Chapter DZ of Colorado and Chapter EC (Oregon) of the PEO Sisterhood. For many years she was an active leader in the Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross. She is survived by her son George Boles and daughter Rosemary Frank, both of Salem and daughter Jane Smith, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances be memorial contributions to the Girl Scouts of America, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2702. Her daughter Rosemary's address is: 1785 Skyway, Street SE, Salem, OR, 97302.
Underhill, Benjamin M.
Benjamin M. Underhill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1962 - Benjamin M. Underhill, a resident of Pueblo since 1921 and an employe of the Colorado State Hospital, at hospital Tuesday. Husband of Mrs. Jeannette Underhill and father of Carl of the family home, 2906 Cheyenne Ave. Brother of Wells Underhill, Edgemont, S.D., and Mrs. Mabel Kroos and Mrs. Louise Lackner, Tucson, Arizona. Member of the Foursquare Gospel Church and Pueblo Lodge 17, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1962 - Benjamin M. Underhill, services Rouch chapel Friday 2 p.m., with the Rev. Floyd B. McClure officiating. Interment will be at Valhalla Memorial Gardens where Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM will conduct Masonic burial rites.
Underhill, Jeannette V.
Jeannette V. Underhill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2001 - Jeannette V. Underhill, 85, passed away April 30, 2001. Survived by her son, Carl R. Underhill; sisters, Arlene (Bob) Rider, Nancy Sheridan; brothers, George (Kathy) VanPelt, Pete (Betty) VanPelt, all of Nebraska, and Don (Mary) VanPelt of Wyoming. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Lori (Gene) Walck of Wyoming. Preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Underhill, in 1962. Jeannette was born March 24, 1916, in Kimble, Neb., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was a member of the American Nurses Association. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County Easter Seal Society to help crippled children and adults, through the funeral home office.
Melvin Underhill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1974 - Melvin Underhill, late of Plumberville, Ark. and formerly of Pueblo, died June 23. Husband of Carma Underhill, Box 108, Plumberville, Ark., and father of Pauline Fields of Pueblo. Also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services Wednesday at Plumberville. Family at 2001 W. 14th St. in Pueblo, home of daughter.
Underhill, Sarah Myrtle
Sarah Myrtle Underhill - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1932 - Sarah Myrtle Underhill, age 63 years, passed away Monday morning at the family home, 2015 Cheyenne Ave. She had resided in Pueblo for 13 years and was a member of the Christian church. She is survived by her husband W.R. Underhill; four children, J. W. Underhill, Canton, S.D.; Mrs. Mabel Chandler, Venloe, Calif.; Mrs. Louise Lacker, Tucson, Ariz.; Benjamin Underhill of Pueblo; also one sister and five brothers in Kentucky, The time of the funeral will be announced later. Geo. F. McCarthy service. Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 1932 - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah M. Underhill will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home.
Underhill, William R.
William R. Underhill - World Independent - December 18, 1931 - William R. Underhill of 2915 Cheyenne at local hospital, November 25. Father of Benjamin M. Underhill, Pueblo; Jasper W. Underhill, Canton, S. D.; Mrs. W. S. Luckmer and Mrs. Mabel Croos of Tucson, Ariz. Grandfather of three, great-grandfather of one. Member of the Christian Church. Announcements later.
Underhill, William Russell
William Russell Underhill - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1949 - William Russell Underhill of 2915 Cheyenne Ave. Services Monday 2 p.m. funeral home chapel with Rev. Floyd McClure officiating. Interment Roselawn.
Underwood, James Benjamin
James Benjamin "Benny" Underwood - Huerfano World - April 10, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1953: Died, James Benjamin "Benny" Underwood in Oregon. He leaves his wife, the former Ruth Weir, and children Rosalie, 4, and Wayne 11 months. [Editor's Note: James Benjamin Underwood died April 6, 1953. Obituary listed World Independent, April 13, 1953, Page 8.]
Underwood, W. L.
W. L. Underwood - Aspen Daily Chronicle. November 7, 1890 - Will Be Hanged To-Day - Canon City, Nov. 6 - Sometime tomorrow Noverto Griego, the Mexican who murdered W. S. Underwood at Trinidad on the third day of last June, will be executed in the penitentiary at this place. He is the first to be executed under the new law which provides that such sentences shall be executed inside the wall of the state penitentiary and shall be done in private, and fixing a penalty to be imposed upon any paper within the state publishing an account of the execution other than the simple announcement of the fact. The men who have been sentenced under the new law are Medly, Savage, Tyson, Holmes and Griego. The three first named, by technicalities in the law, have escaped the sentence and Holmes has been granted a new trial. Griego is a young man and takes his sentence hard. He cannot understand why he cannot escape the sentence, while so many others have done so before him. An appeal was made to the governor to commute the sentence to life imprisonment, but that official has refused absolutely to interfere. An Atrocious Crime - Denver, Nov. 6 - The crime for which the Mexican will hang is a most atrocious one. It is for the murder of W. L. Underwood, one of Trinidad's oldest and most respected citizens. It occurred during the evening of the 4th of last June. Underwood conducted a fairly lucrative grocery business in the Mexican portion of the town and was generally regarded as extremely well to do. His supposed riches excited the cupidity of Noverto and Prisciliano Griego, brothers, and a colored man named Jones, and a plan was hatched to rob him. In order to carry out their designs it became necessary to use violence, which resulted in the murder. The discovery of the crime was made several hours later by an old Mexican woman entering the store to make a purchase. For two days the police were hopelessly baffled in their attempt to obtain even a clue to the murderer, when, almost despairing, an important communication was made by a Mexican woman. On the eve of the murder she had seen two Mexicans, the Griego brothers, loitering in the vicinity of Underwood's premises, and later had observed them washing their hands in an adjoining creek. Acting upon this information the police promptly arrested the two suspected Mexicans. A search of their house resulted in unearthing a quantity of blood-stained clothing on which blood marks were quite visible. Notwithstanding such convincing proof, the Griegos stolidly denied any knowledge of or complicity in the crime, but informed the police that suspicion pointed to one Jones, a colored man of their acquaintance. He, too, was promptly arrested and the trio brought to a speedy trial. It resulted disastrously to all concerned. Although the evidence was purely circumstantial, it was of such a positive nature that no one of the perpetrators of the Underwood murder escaped. Noverto Griego, who hacked the old man with a hammer from the rear while his brother engaged him in conversation, was found guilty of murder in the first degree. Judge Gunter named the week of November third as the time upon which he shall expiate the penalty of his crime upon the gallows. Prisciliano Griego and his brother were each sentenced to life imprisonment and are wearing the stripes in the Canon City penitentiary.Colorado Public Defender - November 8, 1890 – Noverto Griego, Trinidad (Las Animas County). H-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Griego (Mexican) was convicted of murdering W. L. Underwood, a merchant who ran a grocery store that catered to the Hispanic community. Underwood’s killer hit him on the back of his head with a hammer while he worked at the store. His hand clutched a piece of paper, which indicated that his last sale had been to someone named “Griego.” Upon discovering his body the next morning, the authorities also found that Underwood’s jewelry, as well as all the cash in the store, had been stolen. A second participant in the crimes, an African-American named George Upton (a.k.a. John Jones), received a sentence of life imprisonment, rather than death, in exchange for testifying against Griego. Both men confessed to their crimes. The execution was the first under state authority at the prison in Cañon City. The public did not know exact time of Griego’s execution in advance or the name of the executioner, and no representatives from the press were permitted to witness it.
Unfug, August T.
August T. Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1924 - August T. Unfug, was forwarded to Walsenburg yesterday afternoon, accompanied by his son Dan Unfug. A. R. Davis will go to Walsenburg Friday morning to conduct the funeral services, which will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Undertaking Company.
Blanche Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1963 - Blanche Unfug, 77, Walsenburg, beloved sister of Mrs. D. B. Summers, Walsenburg, and Dr. George Unfug, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, Boies Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. John Nickens officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the United Church memorial fund or Huerfano Memorial Hospital at Boies Memorial Chapel.
Unfug, Conrad Frederick William
Conrad Frederick William Unfug - Walsenburg World-Independent - January 1, 1932 - Conrad Unfug, County Pioneer, Dies at Hospital on Wednesday - Wednesday, December 30, there passed to the Great Beyond one of Huerfano County’s oldest and most active pioneers, one closely connected with the early history and development of the county and city. Conrad Frederick William Unfug, at the age of 80 years 3 months and 25 days, died at the Lamme hospital. He had been ill for several days and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Tuesday he was considered to be improving and it was thought he could soon leave for his home with his daughter, Mary Unfug. But early Wednesday morning he had a relapse and died at 3:55 Wednesday morning. Mr. Unfug was born in Bielefield, Westphalia, Germany on September 5, 1851. He left Germany when a young boy of 14 to make for himself a place in America, coming to St. Louis where he had an older brother. In 1872 he came to Denver where he engaged in various branches of business. During the years ’74, ’75, and ’76 the gold excitement in the Black Hills was at its height. The Black Hills were then a part of the territory of Wyoming and had not yet been opened up to settlement, but were territory belonging to the Indian tribes. Cheyenne was the supply point and at Cheyenne Conrad Unfug and a brother, J. F. W. Unfug, now of Oakland, California, established a trading and outfitting post. In 1876 Mr. Unfug left Cheyenne and returned to Denver. When the Leadville mining excitement was at its height, he went to California Gulch, later know as Leadville, reaching there Christmas day, 1878. On February 5, 1879, with other adventurers, he started the town of Kocomo, which was later burned to the ground. Mining the following years till 1881, Mr. Unfug was interested in mining of silver and gold. Making frequent trips to Walsenburg where his brothers were engaged in business. In 1881 he came to Walsenburg to stay, engaging in various businesses from that time on. In 1889 he was married in Pueblo to Miss Zerelda E. Boone, great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone, the famous Kentucky pioneer. His wife died in 1918. Mr. Unfug is survived by two daughters, Miss Mary H. Unfug of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Haywood Hutchcroft, of Canon City, Colorado; by two brothers, F. A. Unfug and Adolph, Sr., of this city; by one sister, Mrs. Louis B. Sporleder Sr.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Richards; one great grandson, Elsworth Richards, Jr., both of Walsenburg; two grandsons, Jeff and Edward Farr of Canon City; one brother J. F. Unfug, of Oakland, California. Funeral services will be held from the Unfug-Peet Mortuary on Saturday, January 2, 1932, at 10:30 p.m. Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1932: Conrad Frederick William Unfug died. He came to Walsenburg in 1881 from the gold mining camps and married Zerelda E. Boone, great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone, in 1889.
Unfug, F. William
F. William Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 1958 - F. William Unfug died Monday, May 5, in Walsenburg. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alice Unfug, Walsenburg; two sisters, Miss Blanche Unfug and Mrs. Gretchen Summers, both of Walsenburg, and a brother, Dr. George Unfug of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colorado Heart Assn. Through Howard Burress, Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burress Memorial Chapel. Interment in the Masonic Cemetery.
Unfug, Frederick A. H.
Frederick A. H. Unfug - World Independent – February 5, 1932 - Frederick A. H. Unfug Dies at Home at 11 O’clock Thursday - Frederick A.H. Unfug, one of the old-time settlers of this city, passed away at his residence on West Fifth street at 11 o’clock Thursday evening, February 4, at the age of 74 years 4 months and 18 days. Mr. Unfug had been confined to his bed for some time suffering from cancer and his death was not unexpected. His brother, Conrad Unfug, died at the Lamme hospital on December 30th of last year. Frederick Unfug was one of a number of brothers who came to Walsenburg from Germany and have been closely connected with the growth and development of Huerfano County. The five brothers who settled here were Charles, Conrad, August, Adolph, and Fred. A sixth brother, William Unfug settled at Oakland, Calif. Frederick A.H. Unfug was born at Bielfield, Westphalia, Germany, September 16, 1857. He was educated in the Bielfield high school and finished an engineering course in the same city, and then entered the naval school at Hernberg, Germany. Leaving the naval school he embarked on the iron tea clipper, “Concordia” as chief mate, making several round the world trips and served in the German Navy until 1879 when he left the sea to come to Walsenburg to join his brothers who were already in Walsenburg. The brothers engaged in the mercantile business in Walsenburg for a long number of years and later Fred Unfug engaged in business for himself, later taking into partnership, Ralph Johnson, who just recently died in this city. The business was later incorporated as the Unfug Mercantile company and a store was established at Gardner. Mr. Unfug was also interested in large land holdings in Southern Mexico. For the past few years he had retired from active business. The Unfug brothers, and Fred among them, early took advantage of the privilege of becoming American citizens and remained firm in their allegiance to their adopted country. During the World war sons of the brothers early offered their services to the American army and navy. In local affairs the brothers were always active, and Frederick Unfug was a member of the Walsenburg School School Board from 1882 to 1892. He was a city clerk from 1916 to 1920, and was ever active in the conduct of city and county affairs. He was a member of Walsenburg chapter No. 27 A.F. & A.M., and advanced thru the higher degrees of the order, such as Royal Arch Mason, the Consistory, and Knight Templar. He was a member of the Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, Rebecca’s, Elks and W. of W. He was a member of the Walsenburg Presbyterian church, and the custodian of the Presbyterian church property, and transferred his allegiance to the Community church when the Presbyterian body voted to turn the church into an independent Community church. Mr. Unfug was married at Walsenburg, December 29, 1886, to Margaret Russell, who survives him. He is also survived by four sons and two daughters --- William Russell Unfug of Hollywood; Fred H. of this city; Earl August of Lamar; and Charles Otto of Sterling; Mrs. Walter D. Crump of Sumner, Miss.; and Mrs. Ed. Caddell of this city. Surviving brothers are William Unfug of Oakland, Calif.; Adolph Unfug of this city; Mrs. Louis Sporleder Sr. is the only surviving sister. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Unfug, Fritz C.
Fritz C. Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1962 - Fritz C. Unfug, 63, husband of Mrs. Eloise Unfug, Walsenburg; father of Mrs. Laura Lee Cutler, Denver; brother of C. Dan Unfug, Denver. Also survived by three granddaughters and several cousins. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. from Boies Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J. H. Gerault officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery.
Unfug, George A.
Dr. George A. Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1972 - Dr. George A. Unfug, a member of a prominent pioneer Colorado family, late of 619 Polk, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital July 31, 1972, following lengthy illness. Dr. Unfug was very active in Pueblo civic organizations for the past 45 years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Unfug, Oct. 9, 1970. Born at Walsenburg, Colo. Dr. Unfug was a graduate of East High School, Denver, and of the University of Colorado Medical School. His internship was served at St. Louis City Hospital, St Louise, Mo. After practicing general medicine in Pueblo for four years, Dr. Unfug took his radiological training under Drs. K.D.A. Allen and Stephenson, Denver. He was the first radiologist to practice in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Founder of Pueblo Radiological Group. Member First Presbyterian Church, Past President State Medical Society. Member State Board of Medical Examiners, Pueblo County Medical Society, past president Rocky Mountain Radiological Society, former chief of staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, member House of Delegates of American Medical Association. Awarded Alumni Recognition Medal of University of Colorado in 1946, and Colorado State Medical Society Certificate of Service in 1956. Fellowship of American College of Radiology Diplomat of American Board Radiology. Member Phi Rho Sigma Medical honor Society. Had a commendation from Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners. Member B.P.O. Elks, Lodge 90. Dr. Unfug was twice a delegate to the Republican National Convention and was Pueblo county chairman of Republican party. He also headed the committee to appoint Dan Thornton as candidate for governor of Colorado. Survived by two sons, Douglas A. Unfug, Atlanta, Ga. And George A. Unfug, Jr., Denver. His sister Gretchen Summers, Walsenburg, and five grandchildren also survive. Services, T, G, McCarthy Chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Leo R. Schmidt, pastor, Westminster United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Colorado Boys Ranch through Funeral Home office. Denver and Walsenburg papers please copy.
Unfug, Kate Jeanette
Kate Jeanette Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1924 - Mrs. Kate J. Unfug, widow of the late Charles Otto Unfug, former secretary of the state of Colorado, died in Los Angles Wednesday at the home of her son, A. W. Unfug, at the age of 72. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Danforth of Segundo, Colo., Mrs. J. J. Newitt of Pueblo, and another son William O. Unfug of Thurbert, Texas. Her body will be sent to Walsenburg Colo. for burial. Huerfano World - January 26, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1924: Kate Jeanette Unfug, widow of Charles 0. and cousin of William Allen White, died in California.
Unfug, Mary C.
Mrs. Mary C. Unfug - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1970 - Mrs. Mary C. Unfug, prominent longtime Pueblo resident, late of 619 Polk, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Friday, Oct. 9, 1970, following lengthy illness. Mrs. Unfug was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo County, Pueblo County Medical Auxiliary, and life member of Service League. Survivors include her husband, George A. Unfug, M.D., of the family home; two sons, Douglas A. Unfug, Atlanta, Ga., and George A. Unfug Jr., Denver. One sister Mrs. Laura Evans, Carthage, Mo., also survives, as do five grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Beattle, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Those who wish make contributions to Colorado Boys Ranch, La Junta, through mortuary office.
Unger, Alice Joe
Alice Joe Unfug Unger - Huerfano World - September 12, 2002 - Alice Joe (Unfug) Unger passed away in Loveland, CO, on Aug. 25, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Adolph (Claire) Unfug, of Walsenburg, and sister of Lois Jackson, of Lamar. Alice Joe was the beloved mother of Barbara Lynch Tracy; grandmother of Wendy Joe and Kristen Lee Cobb; and great-grandmother of Lauren Claire Scares. She is also survived by her husband, Otto Robert Unger, and other loving family members and friends. Alice Joe will be deeply missed. If desired, contributions in Alice Joe's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Unglaub, Eunice A.
Eunice A. Unglaub - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1942 Eunice A. Unglaub, at local hospital Thursday, after an illness of four months. Resident of Pueblo 13 years. Widow of the late John Unglaub. Announcements later.
Unknown Baby - Basalt Journal - July 20, 1907 - The body of a newborn babe was found a few days ago in an irrigation ditch near the Rustler school house, in the vicinity of Pueblo.
Unknown Child - Colorado Daily Chieftain - September 8, 1875 - Silverton started a burial ground yesterday. A child, twelve years old, died of mountain fever. Silverton, Aug. 30 1875.
“Dirty Dick” – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – An examination of the body of “Dirty Dick,” the escaped cow thief, proved the existence of some four or five gunshot wounds which he must have received from his pursuers while in the river. He lay dead alongside of the railroad for a day or two before his body was discovered.
Unknown Woman – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 13, 1879 – Mrs. Julia Bouchon, Numa Vidal’s mother-in-law, received a letter from France yesterday, conveying the intelligence of the death of her mother, aged eighty-eight.
Female Unknown – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Nicholas Hertopolis, 23, a Greek, is being held in the Pueblo county jail as a suspect in the killing of the mother of a Greek priest in Salt Lake City two weeks ago.
Unknown Highwayman - Rocky Mountain News – August 2, 1911 – Steve Gregor - State Briefs Section - an inquest held at Pueblo over the remains of an unidentified highwayman, who was shot and killed while trying to hold him up. This happened at Bessemer early Sunday. The jury found the deceased came to his death as the result of a gunshot wound, that the killing was justifiable and Gregor shot in self defense.
Unknown Indian - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1877 - Mr. Willingham presented us yesterday with the bones of the foot and leg, as well as a portion of the clothing of an Indian, which relics he found in an arroyo near the St. Charles, on the telegraph road. Some remains of a wide strip of gold lace remain attached to the cloth, and also some elaborate ornaments of buffalo hair. The deceased was evidently a "big Injun" in his lifetime, had probably been buried in the arroya and the earth washed from above him, exposing his bones and bringing on a premature resurrection.
Unknown, Indian Woman
Unknown Indian Woman – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 20, 1877 – Small Pox Among the Utes and Apaches – How the Indians Treat their Sick – A Deserted Squaw Stabs Herself with a Pair of Sheep Shears – From Hon. George M. Chilcott, who has just returned from an extended trip to New Mexico, we obtain the following horrible story illustrative of life among the Indians: About the first of November last Old Kaneache, the Ute chief, accompanied by a number of Apache squaws and children, encamped on the ranch of Mr. Thomas O. Boggs, on the Tramperos Creek, in New Mexico. As the small pox has been killing hundreds of Indians and Mexicans in that region, Mr. Boggs felt suspicious that there might be some cases among this band, but on being questioned the Indians denied the presence of the disease amongst them. In about a week after the arrival of the party, a squaw, the mother of two children, was taken with the disease. This caused the old chief and his family to leave suddenly for the hills, leaving the squaws and children to take care of themselves, but carrying with them a three months old child of the sick squaw, and it is supposed, killed it, as they said they left it among the rocks, and it was seen no more. About nine days afterwards the sick woman died, and her mother, grandmother of the remaining child, took the little one with her and fled to the hills, leaving the dead squaw, tepee, robes and blankets and taking up her abode about half a mile from Mr. Boggs’ house. That gentleman had the dead squaw buried, and the tepee and other property remain where they were left. The old squaw and the child were provided with food by Mr. Boggs, and seemed perfectly happy. They came to the creek every day for water, until last Monday a week, when they failed to appear. On the Wednesday following persons at Mr. Boggs’ house heard as they supposed, the child making a noise. Mr. Charles Boggs went to search for the squaw and child, and after a long hunt succeeded in finding a hut in the timber where they had been living. A horrible sight met his view upon his arrival; the old woman lay dead and cold covered with blood. She had taken half of a pair of sheep shears and driven it into heart. The little child was sitting beside the dead squaw, talking to her in the Indian language and vainly endeavoring to make her get up. The old woman, however, was past awakening, and the little one’s grief seemed inconsolable. All of the persons at the house hastened to the scene and several of them vainly endeavored to coax the child away from the dead body of its grandmother, but without success. The little one could not understand that its natural protector was beyond rendering it any aid, and with brute instinct was loath to leave. Mr. Boggs kindly took the child and it then walked to his house. The little unfortunate’s clothing was covered with blood, and on stripping it its new protectors found a deep gash directly over the heart, where the old squaw had evidently plunged the blade of the shears with the intention of taking the little one’s life as well as her own. The murderess had failed to strike the child’s heart, but it was thought to be bleeding internally and it is probably dead by this time. Mr. Chilcott says that the little Indian, covered with blood, and sticking closely to its dead grandmother, having been without food for forty-eight hours, was the most horrible sight he ever witnessed. There was no appearance of small pox about the dead woman or child, and it is more than probable that the squaw, heart-broken at being thus deserted and fearing death by small pox or starvation, put an end to her troubles in this world as above related. The noble-hearted savage when any of his relatives is attacked by small pox immediately deserts them. Father, mother, wife, sister, brother or child it makes no difference, as soon as the dread disease appears the unfortunate victim is deserted by his relatives and allowed to die either by small pox or exposure and starvation. Hundreds of them, we are informed, have died during the present epidemic and many more are likely to follow.
Unknown Infant – Yuma Pioneer – July 19, 1907 – The body of a new born babe was found a few days ago in an irrigation ditch near the Rustler school house, in the vicinity of Pueblo.
Unknown, Infant Girl
Infant Girl - Bayfield Blade - September 20, 1912 - The body of a baby girl, which apparently had been dead but a short time, was found in a box floating in a creek at the west end of Colorado City.
Unknown Infants – Durango Democrat – June 12, 1901 – The body of conjoined twins was found on the bank of the St. Charles River, near Pueblo.
Unknown Italian - Akron Pioneer Press - July 16, 1920 - The body of an unidentified man, murdered, was found by a party of tourists on the Salt Creek road, just off the Santa Fe trail near Pueblo. There were indications that the man who is believed to have been an Italian, had been assaulted within the city and the body carried by automobile to the point where it was found. The head had been beaten by a heavy instrument.
Unknown, Japanese Miner
Japanese Miner - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: A Japanese miner was killed by a fall of rock at Oakview.
Jesusita – Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 13, 1873 – Death in a Brothel. – A well known Cyprian named “Jesusita” died suddenly yesterday morning, in a bagnio in the lower part of this city. She was celebrated for her rare beauty and accomplishments, and had she not fallen would have been a bright star in society. “Jesusita” is said to have very respectable connections in New Mexico, of which territory she was a native. “Once I was pure as the beautiful snow,” etc.
Unknown Man - Huerfano Herald – November 4, 1880 - Dead Man Found On last Friday evening as two tramps were looking for a suitable place to camp, in the Mule Shoe, ten miles west of this place, they stumbled on the body of a dead man, supposed to have lain three or four weeks. Information was brought to the coroner on Saturday and he proceeded to the spot and held an inquest. From the evidence we are able to glean the following: The body was that of a medium-sized, heavily built man, 35 or 40 years of age, supposed to have been an American. Sandy moustache, no front teeth, no marks of violence about him. Has on a white shirt and dark cassimere suit. Had on a pair of good box-toed shoes, but no stockings, neither could any hat be found. The only articles on his person were 50 cents in silver and a small blank memorandum book. The jury rendered a verdict that he was unknown and came to his death from causes unknown to them. Many incline to the belief that he was insane and died from exposure; others that he was seized with a fit while in the act of stooping in the creek for a drink and drowned. The latter is most likely the case, as the body was found partly in the water. The remains were interred on Sunday near where found.
Unknown Man - Huerfano World - January 22, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1933: A former Ravenwood miner, aged 60, committed suicide in the Aguilar cemetery.
Unknown Man - Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History -1932: Karl Gilbert, forest ranger, found the skull of a man on East Indian Creek along side of an old rifle in the crevice of a rock.
Unknown Man - Huerfano World - July 17, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1908: Twenty years ago an old prospector was in La Veta with a deerskin map in Spanish. About two years ago an old man died near La Veta and this map was found in his belongings, evidently showing the route to the Old Lost Mexican Mine.
Unknown Man - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2006 - Human remains those of male in his early 50s - An autopsy conducted Wednesday on an unidentified body found east of Pueblo on Saturday revealed no signs of trauma that would explain how the person died. However, the autopsy did uncover some clues. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said the deceased person is a man, most likely in his early 50s. The deceased man has not been positively identified, Kramer said. The investigation by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and the coroner's office into the man's identity remains active. Because of the body's advanced state of decay, fingerprints could not be lifted. Hikers found the badly decomposed body at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in a secluded area north of the highway in the 55000 block of U.S. 50 East. Kramer estimated the man had been deceased for six to 12 weeks before he was found. Personal effects found along with the skeleton suggest the deceased man may have been a transient.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 7, 1876 – Judge Lynch – Reported Hanging of Three Mexicans – A report reached this city last night that three Mexicans had been hanged by a party of cow boys who were engaged on a round-up on Horse Creek, in Bent county, about fifty-five miles east of Pueblo. The circumstances of the case as stated to our reporter are as follows: It seems that a party of cow boys came suddenly upon four Mexicans who had just shot and commenced to skin a steer. Thinking that perhaps the Mexicans had stolen the animal the cow boys started towards them to examine into the matter, and were fired on with guns by the Mexicans. Having no arms but six-shooters the cow boys went off and hunted up reinforcements, and returning captured three of the Mexicans and immediately hanged them. The fourth Mexican escaped. It was afterwards discovered that the animal was a maverick and the Mexicans would not have been disturbed had they not fired upon the white men without cause. The hanging is said to have taken place on Wednesday or Thursday last.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 24, 1878 – State Items – The body of a Mexican, evidently murdered, was found on the night of the 16th inst., in a vacant building near Castle Rock.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 24, 1872 – Quarrel and Fatal Result - On Friday evening last, Mr. John Murphy, a plasterer by trade, had some difficulty with a man whose name we could not obtain, and the parties came to blows. In the melee, Murphy kicked his antagonist several times, and with such effect, that the latter died from the effects, on Sunday inst. It is reported that Murphy has left the city. From all accounts, it was a horrible affair, and our readers may well ask, where were the police?
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 27, 1874 – On Tuesday last the bodies of two men, murdered by Indians, were found on the road about four miles this side of Granada.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 15, 1874 – A report from South Pueblo states that a man whose name is not known died at a hotel there on Saturday morning from the combined effects of whisky and morphine. No inquest was held and he was buried on Sunday.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 31, 1874 – A young man, a nephew of Dr. Van Doren, of this city, who came to Colorado a short time since for the benefit of his health, died on Saturday night last of consumption.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 24, 1876 – Last Friday, says the Leader, Coroner Reedy, upon information of the finding of the body of a colored man on Caddo creek, repaired thither with a jury and held an inquest. Kit Carson Jr., who was out looking for cattle, and found the body, was the only witness examined. He could give no further information. There were no marks of violence on the body. The man's age was from eighteen to twenty years. It is probably he was either insane, and wandering away from the settlements starved to death; possibly he may have lost his way, or died of disease. The place he was found is twenty miles from a house.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Star Journal – October 17, 1904 – Mangled By Train – Colorado Springs, October 17. – The body of an unknown man was found lying in the center of the Denver & Rio Grande track at Rosewell about 7 o'clock last evening. He was either struck or fell under the train. The opinion of those at the scene was he was a tramp. He was apparently about middle age and had a heavy dark mustache. The body was found by the yardmaster at Rosewell. Coroner Law is investigating. The only possible means of identifying the man is through a card which bore the name and address "David Peyton, St. John's, Kansas". But St. John's was crossed out and Rocky Ford substituted. Two fingers on his left hand were missing and had evidently been off for several years. Both legs were cut off and the body had been dragged about fifty feet northward. The body was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Potters Field.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 10, 1874 – Dead Men’s Bones – Murder Will Out – Several days since we noticed the discovery of a human skeleton by the graders at work on the Pueblo & Salt Lake railroad, on the Gilmore ranch, down the Arkansas, formerly owned by the notorious John M. Branaman, who departed from this country for Arizona in 1868. We remember having heard rumors of the mysterious disappearance of a man sometime in 1867, in that locality, and have hunted up as nearly as possible the facts in the case, which are as follows: About the time mentioned, a number of horses had been stolen from parties along the Fontaine, and suspicion fell upon the party who at that time stayed at the ranch above mentioned, among whom were a number of Americans and Mexicans engaged in cutting wood for the government posts. A party of men from the Fontaine had been following the track of some stolen horses, had traced it to this ranch and being unable to ascertain any satisfaction had returned home. A short time afterwards a gentleman residing in the neighborhood met a young man who said he was going to Branaman’s ranch to work. “Don’t you know that’s a rough place to live,” asked the neighbor. “Yes,” was the reply, “but I think I can stand it.” Our informant noticed the man and his horse particularly, and this was the last time the stranger was ever seen alive. A short time afterwards some of the party from the Fontaine came in search of the stranger, who, they said, had been sent as a detective to find out something about the horse stealing. They could discover nothing about him, but found his horse on the prairie near by. It is now supposed that the suspected parties found out the detective’s errand, and killed him and buried him. That the deceased was buried without a coffin is evident from the fact that no remains of one were found when the skeleton was exhumed. Those posted on the doings of those days say that digging would bring to light more dead men’s bones in that locality.
Unknown Man - Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 13, 1875 – Lake County – From a letter recently received from Lake county, we make the following extracts: Wm. Kraft shot and killed a man in Washington Gulch, in self-defense, as I am informed. We hear different versions of the affair, and our version is that Mr. Kraft killed the man to prevent himself from being robbed and murdered. Mr. Kraft gave himself up to the authorities of this county, and he is now at Granite awaiting investigation of the affair. Washington Gulch is on the western slope, one hundred miles west from Granite, towards Utah, but yet in Lake county, as that county extends to Utah.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 13, 1879 – A man named Bailey, says a telegram to the Tribune, left Canon a few days ago for Leadville with a party of freighters and one passenger, and they camped on the night of the 4th, when toward the morning of the 5th one of them was awakened by a sharp pain in his hand, and discovered that one of his fingers was missing. He sprang up and found Bailey dead, with a bullet hole in his head, and the passenger, whose name was not learned, up and dressed. The wounded man then hastened to Cleora and gave the alarm, leaving the passenger with the dead man. Officers went to the scene and placed the stranger under arrest, and an examination was held, which led to the conclusion that he was the murderer, for upon his personw as found a portion of some money which he knew Bailey possessed when the stage drove out of Cleora. The murderer was found in his shirt and drawers hanging near the road, dead. Judge Lynch had been swifter than the arm of the law.
Unknown Man – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1879 – On Saturday Mr. Price, a farmer living near Little Buttes, while out hunting found the remains of a man on the bank of the Little Fountain. The corpse was badly decomposed, having evidently lain there for several months, and there was nothing found on his person to establish his identity. He either died from suicide or exposure. The coroner was duly notified and the remains will be decently interred.
Unknown Man - Basalt Journal - July 1, 1905 - On June 25th the body of a man between sixty and seventy years of age was found in the sand in the Arkansas river about a half mile below the stockyards at Pueblo. The body has not been identified and some are of the opinion that is it that of one of the Eden wreck victims. The man had gray hair and gray chin whiskers. He was of medium height and wore a black suit, flannel shirt, and calfskin shoes with leather laces.
Male Unknown - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 17, 1871 - The Tribune says that a Mexican teamster, name not given, a son of a member of the Legislature from one of the Southern counties, was struck by lightening on Wednesday night last, on Cherry Creek, near Denver. He was struck on the head and instantly killed, every bone in his body being broken. He was buried near the scene of the accident.
Unknown Male - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 1, 1868 - A Mysterious Murder - On the 11th instant the town of Trinidad was thrown into commotion by the announcement that the body of a murdered man had been found near the Apishapa - about twenty miles out. Justice McCormick immediately summoned a coroner's jury and proceeded to the spot, where they found the body of an American supposed to have been between 30 and 35 years of age, dark brown hair, about 5 feet 8 inches high, and supposed to have weighed 150 or 160 pounds. The body looks to have been dead one or two months. His skull was fractured in the right parietal region - no other wounds could be discovered. He was found in a deep arroyo, partially covered with weeds and earth. No papers were found on his body that would give the slightest clue to his name. Who the perpetrator of the foul deed was, remains a profound mystery.
Unknown Man - Wray Rattler - April 22, 1910 - Train Victim Unidentified - Pueblo - Without gaining consciousness, an unknown man found by the Santa Fe tracks Friday night died Sunday morning in a hospital here. An effort on the part of Coroner McDonald is being made to identify. The dead man is about 48 years old, fairly well dressed and weighs about 150 pounds.
Unknown Man - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 9, 1921 - The body of an unidentified man, who was probably murdered, was found partially wrapped in a sack a few miles beyond Vineland on the Santa Fe trail east of Pueblo. One bullet hole in the head and another through the body were found. The man was well dressed, about five feet ten inches high, weighed abut 200 pounds and about 40 or 45 years of age. A fedora hat bore mark of a Pawnee, Okla., dealer, and in the man’s pocket was found a token from the Ford garage at Fowler, Colo.
Unknown Male - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 11, 1921 - The mutilated body of a man, skull crushed, a rope around his neck, throat cut and many slashes on his body, was found in a cabin three miles from Graneros, Colo., and thirty-two miles south of Pueblo. The only means of identification may lie in a ring on a finger, with the letters “C S A ‘15.”
Unknown Man – Yuma Pioneer – July 31, 1903 – An unknown young man deliberately stepped before a Santa Fe passenger train at Pueblo July 21st and was killed. He had light brown hair and a light mustache, and was much emaciated, apparently by reason of hunger. There were two cards in his pocket, one bearing the name of John Beffey and the other that of Vincent Mussell.
Unknown Man – Yuma Pioneer – September 25, 1903 – On the night of September 20th Oliver Creswell, clerk in Barnum & Griswold’s hardware store at Trinidad, was awakened by two burglars who had broken into the store, where he was sleeping. He shot and killed one of them with a shotgun and wounded the other, who escaped. A file and some steel saws were found on the person of the dead burglar, but he was not identified.
Unknown Male - Bayfield Blade - January 11, 1912 - The body of an unidentified man was taken to Trinidad by Sheriff Potter of Otero county. The body ws found near Ayers. It is believed the man was killed by a Santa Fe train.
Male Unknown – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – An elderly man, a stranger poorly clothed, was frozen to death in a vacant house up the river one night this week. This is the second case of an old man being fatally chilled in this neighborhood this winter.
Male Unknown – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – An elderly man, a stranger poorly clothed, was frozen to death in a vacant house up the river one night this week. This is the second case of an old man being fatally chilled in this neighborhood this winter.
Unknown Man – Dillon Blue Valley Times – August 16, 1912 – Another Rock Island Victim Found – Pueblo – Lying in a marsh almost inaccessible, the body of a man supposed to have been a victim of the Rock Island wreck here July 31 was found ten miles south of here on the Arkansas River.
Unknown Man – Dillon Blue Valley Times – November 8, 1912 – Negro Killed by Train – Walsenburg – The body of an unidentified negro was found on the Colorado & Southern tracks about a half mile north of the depot here.
Unknown Man - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 20, 1989 - Pueblo Hunter Discovers Body in Fountain Creek - Pueblo - A man from Pueblo who was scouting for signs of deer in preparation for the coming hunting season on Tuesday discovered a nude, decomposed body in Fountain Creek. Sgt. Tony Spinuzzi of the sheriff's office said Glen A. Crumm found the body on a sandbar about eight miles north of Pueblo. The body appeared to be that of someone about 5 feet tall, but the corpse was in such a deteriorated condition that authorities would not even speculate on whether it was a man or a woman. Authorities scheduled an autopsy for today.
Unknown Man - Bayfield Blade - October 31, 1913 - A Santa Fe switch engine struck and killed an unidentified man at Pueblo.
Unknown Man – Yuma Pioneer – April 15, 1910 – Train Victim Unidentified – Pueblo – Without gaining consciousness, an unknown man found by the Santa Fe tracks Friday night died Sunday morning in a hospital here. An effort on the part of Coroner McDonald is being made to identify. The dead man is about 48 years old, fairly well dressed and weighs about 150 pounds.
Unknown Man – Yuma Pioneer – November 18, 1910 – One man was killed and two seriously injured when a scaffold upon which they were at work repairing a blast furnace at the Minnequa steel works in Pueblo, collapsed and hurled them a distance of sixty feet to the ground.
Unknown Man – Yuma Pioneer – August 9, 1907 – Mystery Surrounds Ghastly Find – Trinidad, Colo. – With the pockets of his clothing turned inside out, indicating murder and robbery, the body of an unknown man was found in an arroyo between this city and Bowen. The body was half covered with water in a sink near the end of a long culvert beneath the railroad track and was in an advanced state of decomposition. Coroner Sipe made an investigation, but all efforts to identify the body failed. The authorities believe the man was killed undoubtedly by holdups while drunk, robbed of his money, and the body thrown into the arroyo. The remains are those of a man probably forty-five years old, weighing 210 pounds and an American. No marks of violence were found on the body.
Two Unknown Men - Colorado Daily Chieftain - August 27, 1874 - On Tuesday last the bodies of two men, murdered by Indians, were found on the road about four miles this side of Granada.
Three Unknown Men - Wray Rattler - July 17, 1903 - Accident at Pueblo Steel Works - Pueblo, Colo., July 11 – Two men were instantly killed, one fatally injured and a fourth seriously burned at blast furnace “B” of the steel works at 11:30 o’clock yesterday morning. The accident was similar in character to the one several weeks ago, when blast furnace “D” was blown out, resulting in the death of several Austrians. The accident yesterday was caused by the blowing of the “bosh”, which is the inner lining next to the bricks which constitute the furnace.
Unknown, Plane Crash Victim
Unknown Plane Crash Victim - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 21, 1990 - At least one unidentified person died Tuesday evening when a light plane hit power lines just west of the Pueblo Airport and crashed. Officials said the 7:45 p.m. crash occurred on the west end of the Pueblo runway. There was a momentary power outage, but it was unclear whether it occurred just before or after the crash. At 7:50 p.m., the National Weather Service reported light fog with five-mile visibility. Five minutes later, the visibility decreased to three miles and was at two miles by 8:08 p.m. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were en route late Tuesday.
Unknown, Train Robber
Albuquerque Morning Journal - September 2, 1910 - Bandit Slain by Engineer – Leadville - As the result of an attempted train robbery on the Colorado Midland railway between Divide and Florissant early this morning, one robber is dead, Engineer Stewart shot in the leg, and an unknown tramp dangerously injured. Two robbers made their escape but a posse organized by Sheriff Von Puhl has taken the trail. When the Midland westbound number 3, in charge of Conductor Wesley Steele reached Divide, one of the robbers climbed on the tender and when the train reached Mile Post 32, a short distance beyond covered Engineer Stewart with a revolver. The train had stopped at this point to meet number 4 eastbound. The robbers' bullet struck Stewart in the leg. Stewart promptly returned the fire killing the man. At this moment, the other bandit sent a fusillade of bullets into the door of the express car but the express messenger refused to open the door. By this time the train crew opened fire on the robbers and they immediately fled in the darkness. An unknown man who was stealing a ride on number 3 was accidentally shot by the train porter and seriously hurt. Engineer Stewart and the injured tramp were both taken to Colorado Springs. Sheriff Von Puhl of Cripple Creek has ordered his deputies in pursuit. The attempted hold up and the prompt resistance of the train crew all took place so quickly that the passengers of number 3 hardly realized what had occurred. Number 3 carries the Wells Fargo express but the robbers obtained nothing. The body of the dead robber was left at Bridge Number 34 close to where the attempted robbery occurred to await the coroner's arrival from Cripple Creek.
Unknown, Train Victims
Unknown – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: There were eight unidentified bodies of people who died in the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. There were also an unknown number of people who were cremated during the fire that occurred immediately after the wreck. The eight unknown bodies were buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Gazette April 20, 1906 - The bodies of eight unidentified victims of the Adobe railroad wreck were buried at Pueblo on the 7th inst. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906
Unknown Tramp - Boulder Daily Camera - July 25, 1891 - Death and Disaster - A Head End Collision on the Rio Grande Road - Denver, July 24. [Special] - A collision occurred about 1 o’clock this morning near Carlisle Springs, a small station the Denver & Rio Grand railway 20 miles west of Pueblo between west-bound passenger train No. 3 and the Durango express No. 6, east-bound, in which four persons lost their lives, six more were seriously and ten slightly injured. The killed were: George A. Ardell, engineer on the west-bound train; C. Cole, express messenger, and A.H. Parras, conductor on the east-bound, and two unknown tramps. The seriously injured were: H.E. Mulnix, railroad contractor of Trinidad, right leg crushed so badly that it was amputated above the knee; B. Williams of Salida, rib broken back injured and badly bruised about the head; John Paten, Pueblo, hip bruised and spine injured; Rufus Robinson, Palmer, Mo., right broken in two places and left leg in one, and also bruised about the head and face. Henry Gibberson, the news agent on the east-bound trains, is the only one of the injured that is feared will not recover. His left leg was badly crushed and has been amputated below the knee, while he sustained severe internal injuries, the extent of which cannot be determined. Just how the accident happened cannot be learned, but it is supposed to be the result of conductor Perris [sic] misunderstanding the orders.
Unknown Man – Telluride Daily Journal – July 25, 1916 – Pueblo Has Train Wreck – One Tramp Loses Life – Pueblo, July 25 – A broken wheel on one of its freight cars caused the derailment of 16 Rio Grande freight cars near here last night, and the bursting of several oil tank cars, which caught afire and caused 11 cars in all to be completely burned. One tramp, Gus Anderson, was caught in the wreck and had both legs severed. He lay beside the track for two hours unattended, and died a short time later in the hospital. A man whom Anderson said was riding with him is missing. Several other tramps may have been riding on this train. Pueblo city firemen and volunteers are searching the smouldering wreck for any trace of other bodies. Bayfield Blade – July 28, 1916 – Eight Burn in Train Crash – Pueblo Wreck Claims Toll of Lives When Fire Destroys Oil Cars – Pueblo, Colo. – Eight persons are believed to have lost their lives in a wreck of Denver & Rio Grande freight train No. 84, eastbound, six miles west of Pueblo, Monday night. Two persons are known to be dead, but it is believed that at least six others perished in the flames which consumed the wreckage. The wreck was caused by a broken wheel. There were three oil cars on the train and they caught fire from a burning hot-box. Eleven cars and their contents have been burned and the fire is still raging. The dead men were tramps beating their way east to the harvest fields. There were at least twenty on the train. Fort Collins Weekly Courier – July 28, 1916 – Tramps Not Burned to Death in Wreck – Pueblo, July 25 – The report that six tramps were burned to death in a wreck on the D. & R. G., near here last night, is denied by the authorities, who have made an investigation. Two trespassers were injured one of them probably fatally, as he had both legs cut off. A broken wheel caused the wreck, and sixteen cars were wrecked. An oil car caught fire and a terrific blaze followed. The entire line was blockaded for twelve hours. Gus Anderson, who had both legs cut off, is dead. It is charged that he remained beside the track for two hours without being given attention. No human bones have been found in the burned wreckage. Bayfield Blade – August 11, 1916 – Two Killed in Train Wreck – Pueblo – Two men were killed and one injured and property loss of $30,000 sustained in the wrecking of a Denver & Rio Grande freight train seven miles west of here. The dead are Gus Anderson, 45 years old, of San Francisco, who died in the hospital, and an unidentified Swede whose body lies under the wreckage of an ore car. William Muir of Liverpool, England, is in the hospital with a sprained wrist and minor injuries.
Unknown Tramps - Wray Rattler - July 27, 1916 - Eight Burn in Train Crash - Pueblo Wreck Claims Toll of Lives When Fire Destroys Oil Cars - Western Newspaper Union News Service - Eight persons are believed to have lost their lives in a wreck of Denver & Rio Grande freight train No. 84, eastbound, six miles west of Pueblo, Monday night. Two persons are known to be dead, but it is believed that at least six others perished in the flames which consumed the wreckage. The wreck was caused by a broken wheel. There were oil cars on the train and they caught fire from a burning hot-box. Eleven cars and their contents have been burned and the fire is still raging. The dead men were tramps beating their way east to the harvest fields. There were at least twenty on the train.
Umberto Unknown - Huerfano World - February 7, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1922: An Italian by the name of Umberto was killed by a fall of rock in the Oakdale mine and was buried in La Veta Cemetery Sunday. He came here from Dawson one month ago. [Editor's note: This could be Louis Uberti, single male, killed at age 27 in Oakdale mine accident, fall of rock, January 31, 1922.]
Unidentified Unknown - Basalt Journal - April 21, 1906 - The bodies of eight unidentified victims of the Adobe railroad wreck (March 16th) were buried at pueblo on the 7th inst.
Unknown, Wild Bill
Wild Bill – Golden Colorado Transcript – September 22, 1869 – A dispatch from Pueblo on the 16th, says Wild Bill has been murdered on the highway. This morning’s coach brings the following intelligence: On Tuesday, the day of election at Woodbury’s station, about twenty-five miles north of Pueblo, during the election, a man named Texas Bill, better known by the name of Wild Bill, approached, commencing to fire deliberately, his revolver at Wm. Venadort. After having discharged several shots he succeeded in killing the horse from under Mr. Venadort. An attempt was made to arrest Bill. He fled firing continually at his pursuers until when fording the creek his ammunition got wet and the party succeeded in capturing the villain. On yesterday while the authorities were conveying him to Colorado City, when within about four miles of the city, a shot proceeded from the bushes, killing the captive instantly, where he lay this morning yet as the coach and passengers passed. The cause of the difficulty, as best we can learn, seems to have grown out of some words between the parties of the Fourth of July last. Texas Bill was well known in these parts as a desperado, and his loss is not mourned.
Unknown Woman - Wray Rattler - July 25, 1918 - The body of an unidentified woman, about 25 years old, was found in the Arkansas river at Pueblo. A bullet was fired through the woman’s right ear and her hands and feet were tied. A gag was in her mouth.
Unruh, Lorene V.
Lorene V. Unruh - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2004 - Lorene V. Unruh passed away June 21, 2004, in Pueblo. Lorene was born June 24, 1920, in Oklahoma to Melvin O. Johnson and Gertie Tunin Johnson. She was a great cook who enjoyed playing the guitar, piano and organ. Lorene enjoyed attending church and when she was able, she loved to hunt, fish and travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Watson; and stepson, David Lee Watson. Her survivors include her husband, Clarence of Colorado City; stepdaughter, Loretta; nieces, Connie (Warren) Bennett and Carol (Bob) Christy; and nephews, Ronnie (Claudia) McDonald and Larry McDonald; and numerous great-nieces, -nephews and other family members. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, in the Colorado City Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating.
Flora Untermayer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1986 - Flora Untermayer, Pueblo resident for 41 years, passed away Dec. 26, 1986. Mrs. Untermayer was a member of Temple Emanuel. Mrs. Untermayer was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Untermayer and one son, Richard Rymer. Survivors include her two daughters, Marianne (Ernest) Cramer of Germany; and Hannah (Clifford) Gibbs of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, Susan (Michael) Mismash, Tom (Michele) Cramer, Claire (Oscar) Jebsen, George (Kathy) Gibbs, Michael (Susan) Rymer, Andrea (Warren) Banks, Naomi (Keith) Webber, Jeri (Clint) Smith; 10 great-grandchildren, Charla and Cole Gibbs, Cristin and Karen Jebsen, Danielle and Tyler Banks, Julia and Richard Rymer, Nicole Cramer and Rachel Webber. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Rabbi Janet Liss officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Temple Emanuel through the funeral home office.
Unwin, Chester F.
Chester F. “Francis” Unwin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Chester F. “Francis” Unwin, 85, passed away Nov. 17, 2006. He is survived by his loving family, Jason B. (Deby) Unwin and Col. Brian (Cyndy) Unwin; grandchildren, Charles, Melissa, Alexandra, Kelly and Emily Unwin; great-grandchild, Destiny Unwin. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Devine) Unwin. Chester was born July 16, 1921, in Joy Coy, Colo., in Southeastern Colorado. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from civil service from the Pueblo Depot Activity. He will be remembered as a loving and supportive husband and father, who always wanted the best for his family. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, with graveside service at 2:30 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice.
Unwin, Lillie Mae
Lillie Mae Unwin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Lillie Mae Unwin, 88, longtime Pritchett area resident, died Dec. 26, 1987, in Springfield, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rich Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday with interment at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Rich Funeral Home. Family requests memorials to the Springfield Long-term Care Center.
Unwin, Margaret J.
Margaret J. Unwin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Margaret J. Unwin, 82, passed away April 26, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband, Chester F. Unwin; sons, Jason B. (Deby) Unwin and Dr. Brian (Cyndi) K. Unwin; grandchildren, Charles, Melissa, Alexandra, Kelly and Emily Unwin; and great-grandchild, Destiny Urban. Preceded by mother, Elsie (Gerhard) Hohaus. Margaret was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife and mother. Graveside, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World War II Memorial.
Percy Unwin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1918 - Percy Unwin, aged 19 years, died Saturday evening at the Great Lakes Naval hospital, Great Lakes, Ill. He enlisted in the navy at Kansas City only three months ago and was taken ill with Spanish influenza on Wednesday. Mr. Unwin was born and raised in this city and was employed as a moulder at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co. He was a member of the Moulders Union No. 192 of this city. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Fred Hellman, 1201 east Twelfth street, and Miss Rose Mary Unwin of this city and Mrs. L.P. Simonson of Madison, Neb. The funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCarthy Undertaking company.
Updegraff, Linda Sharon
Linda Sharon Updegraff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1997 - Linda Sharon Updegraff, beloved wife and mother, born July 13, 1950, passed away Aug. 4, 1997, after a lengthy battle with an illness. Linda is survived by her husband, Julius "Chipper" Updegraff- children, Terrilynn D. Bierman, Danny L. Ames and Amber Updegraff- and four grandchildren, Cody E. Bierman, Sheldon D. Bierman, Christan D. Bierman and Christopher J. Crittenden. Linda is also survived by two sisters and four brothers. Preceded in death by her mother, Lilas Jerome. No services will be held.
Updegraff, N. Norton
N. Norton Updegraff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - N. Norton Updegraff, 48, of Boone, passed away Dec. 15, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Patty; and his daughter, Jolene; stepfather, Norman Crawford; brother, Julius Updegraff; and sisters, Bonnie Godack and Becky Stockton. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Baptist Church, 2122 Overton Road. Those wishing to make donations may do so to the Juvenile Diabetes Fund through the funeral home office.
Uppendahl, Henry A.
Henry A. Uppendahl - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2005 - Henry A. Uppendahl passed away July 15, 2005, in Florence. Henry was born June 25, 1914, in Amy, Kan., the youngest of seven children to Heinrich and Mary Uppendahl. Henry was a veteran having served during World War II in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Through the years he enjoyed his daily “coffee meetings” at K-Mart, coaching, ranching and being a realtor. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucile; grandson, Joshua Uppendahl; and his two brothers and four sisters. His survivors include his children, Mary (Roger) Riekena of Pueblo, and Jim (Fran) Uppendahl of Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Jarom and Jelena Uppendahl, Henry, Stephanie and Paul Riekena; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Uppendahl will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Davis Mortuary. The family will receive friends between 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Imperial Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Henry’s memory may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Home or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Uptagrafft, Helen Ida
Helen Ida Uptagrafft - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 13, 2007 - Helen Ida Uptagrafft, Gram Gram, age 95 departed this life peacefully at Apple Tree Assisted Living on April 8, 2007. A Colorado native, Helen was born to James and Sylvia Fisher on February 14th, 1912 in Aurora Colorado who preceded her in death along with her two brothers, Eugene and James Fisher formally of Colorado Springs. Helen was also preceded in death by her husband Billy Uptagrafft to whom she was wed for over 32 years. Helen is lovingly survived by her only son, Fredrick Hardman and daughter in law Wanda Hardman of Colorado Springs, her four granddaughters and their husbands, Terri and Jerry Winkler of Salt Lake City Utah, Kim and Mark Santos, Jody and Troy Brennan and Jenny and Travis Wilkinson all of Colorado Springs. Helen was further blessed with fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Shelby and Scott Winkler of Salt Lake City, Utah, Karmen, Josh and Kaidyn Egbert, Jeff, Chelsey, Brittany, Cameron, Brianna and Colby Santos, Brytni, Josh and Kendall Brennan, Taylor and Faith Wilkinson all of Colorado Springs. After graduating from Trinidad High School, Helen became a telephone operator for Mountain States Bell in Trinidad and later in Colorado Springs when she and her late husband moved to the area. She retired from Mountain States Bell after 37 years of service. Helen was a dedicated Jehovah's Witness from the time she was baptized in 1970 until her passing. She had always described herself as shy yet she never knew a stranger as she spread the word of her faith to all she passed. She was a master seamstress who also taught the children in the family how to crochet, she was adventurous, and a pioneer of inventions who lived on her own until the last three months of her life. At the age of 90 she independently traveled by train to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah to enjoy her favorite venue, figure skating. Helen will be deeply missed by her family, brothers and sisters in Jehovah and close circle of friends as she awaits her entrance into paradise to reunite with her loved ones.
Upton, Bruce Edward
Bruce Edward Upton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Bruce Edward Upton, age 40, passed away Nov. 12, 1997. Preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel and Carol Upton. Survived by his brothers, Robert and Jim Upton, both of Pueblo- nieces, Candysue Upton and Julie Upton- nephews, Jason and Max Upton- and great-nephew, James Upton, all of Pueblo- as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Private services. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.
Grant Upton - Eagle County Times - August 9, 1902 – Grant Upton of Hygiene, aged about thirty-five, who was declared insane in Boulder County and taken to Dr. Work’s private asylum at Pueblo, Sunday, died there August 4th. He leaves a wife and two small children.
Upton, Ruth E.
Ruth Eileen Branigin-Upton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2002 - Age 87, passed away Jan. 20, 2002. Survived by her children, Carol (Darol) Biddle of Boone, Colo., Vanda (Victor) Lake of Kiefer, Okla., and Juna Bridgeman of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Deborah Gorshe of Colorado Springs, Kristina Gorshe of Pueblo, Rebeckah (Kyle) Griffis of Plano, Texas, Brendan Biddle of Boone, Bill (Michelle) Lake, Bob Bridgeman and Denny Bridgeman, all of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Mallory Morrell, Kelly Lichtenberg, Riley Nagl, Amber Howaling Crane, Nina Howaling Crane and Kali Lake. Also survived by numerous cousins; and special friends, Marlene Young and Earl and Louise Bricker. Preceded in death by her husband, Van D. Upton; parents, Harry and Zelda Branigin; and grandson, Calvin Lake. Born Sept. 30, 1914, in Jones, Okla., Ruth taught school in Oklahoma until moving to Pueblo in 1956 and was a longtime educator with Pueblo School District 60, retiring in 1980. Ruth was a member of Eastern Star, an avid trout fly fisherman and was affectionately known as the "Bird Lady of the South Side." Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating. Family will receive friends immediately following the service at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway. Cremation following at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Special thanks to Dr. Cheryl Cavalli and the staff at Life Care Center. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Dreamweavers through the funeral home.
Uram, George M.
George M. Uram - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1986 - George M. Uram of 412 Santa Fe Drive passed away Sept. 25, 1986, after a 2-year battle with cancer. Brother of John J. Uram, Edward J, Uram, both of Pueblo; Mary Whitlock and Ann Post, both of San Diego, Calif. Also survived by his nieces, Ann Whitlock and Penny Jones, both of San Diego, Calif. Predeceased by his brother, Michael Uram; his father, Michael Uram; and his mother, Anna Uram. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Uram was a member of St. Anthony parish and was employed by the Fountain Foundry as supervisor for many years. Services, St. Anthony Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn.
Uram, John J.
John J. Uram - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2004 - John J. Uram, 94, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2004, in Florence, Colo. Born Jan. 30, 1910, in Pueblo, Colo., to Mike and Anna Uram, who preceded him in death; along with his brothers, George and Mike; and sisters, Ann Post and Mary Whitlock. He is survived by his brother, Edward Uram; three nieces; and many friends. John served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a survivor of the D-Day Invasion. During his tour of duty in North Africa, he received his Purple Heart. At his request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery.
Andy Urban - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 12, 1916 - Six-year-old Andy Urban fell into the Bessemer ditch in Pueblo and was drowned.
Urban, Leo L.
Leo L. Urban - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2004 - Leo L. Urban, 89, passed away June 21, 2004. He was one of six siblings born to Andy and Mollie Urban, all of whom preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Urban; stepchildren, Jimmie Marie Goodwin, Pueblo, Lillie Ann (Roger) Grant, Cheyenne, Wyo., Virgie May Till, Pueblo, and Lyle James (Susan) Easom of Pittsburg, Calif. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Leo served in the U.S. Army in WWII, attained the rank of staff sergeant and fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 551st Infantry Batallion, the “Lost Batallion.” He retired from the C&W Railroad after 35 years of service, where he was a yard master. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 61 of Pueblo and was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Urbancic, Frank R.
Frank R. “Bozo” Urbancic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2004 - Frank R. “Bozo” Urbancic, 80, passed away Feb. 23, 2004. Born Dec. 14, 1920, to the union of John and Fannie Rogers. Bozo is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Retta; children, Tina (Frank) Padilla, Kathy (Mike) Spinuzzi, Bill (GeoAnne) Graves, Slugger (Marla) Graves; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way; special friends, Don Graves, Joseph Trujillo, Debbie Stit and Wendy Trujillo. Bozo worked at the CF&I Steel Mill where he retired after 50 years of service. He served in the Army during World War II where Bozo received the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Air Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster. Bozo was a member of the Steel City Eagles Aerie No. 3367 and a member of the Western Slavonic Association. He loved to fish, cook and spend time with the grandbabies. Bozo always will be remembered for the many care packages that he provided “to feed the people." Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Mary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Mary Church Hall. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Urbina, John M.
John M. Urbina - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2005 - John M. Urbina, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 6, 2005. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret; and daughter, Marguerite Adele. Father of John David, Mary Frances (Jim), Dan (Irene), and Richard (Betty); and four grandchildren, Geoffrey, Zachary, Tess and Ramona. Brother of Robert, Lydia Greigo, Celia Gyorkos, and Arthur. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church, 2825 Lakeview, Pueblo. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception at Holy Family Church Hall after the inurnment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, 3545 S. Tamarac Drive, Suite 200, Denver, CO, 80237, in his memory.
Urbina, Molly Edna
Molly Edna Urbina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2001 - Molly Edna Urbina, 82, passed away Feb. 25, 2001. Survived by her children, Ricardo (Judi) Baca, Bobbi (Bob) Martinez, Loretta (Roy) Schroepfer, Helen (Randy Clementi) Urbina, Tom (Joanne) Urbina and Tanya Urbina; sisters, Mary Baca and Emma Jean (Ben) Martinez; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Urbina in 1981. Molly was born to Emilio and Helen (nee Romero) Lucero on May 28, 1918, in Montrose, Colo., and was a resident of Pueblo for the past 66 years. Molly and Robert were married in Raton, N.M., in 1941. She loved cooking, fishing, family gatherings, music and her pets. She had a special way of connecting with people with her wonderful sense of humor and generosity. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her granddaughters, Cordy and Jeanette Martinez. Member of St. Francis Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services will be held at Roselawn Chapel. The Recitation of the Rosary will be 7 p.m. today and the memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Urenda, Dolores Theresa
Dolores Theresa Urenda - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2004 - Dolores Theresa Urenda, 68, passed away Dec. 28, 2004. Predeceased by her father, Isadore Montoya; grandson, Jason Ortiz; and son-in-law, Mike Carr. Survived by her husband, Paul H. Urenda; mother, Mary Montoya; children, Paul A. (Susan) Urenda, Brenda S. (Marty) Ortiz, Daniel L. Urenda, Dennis L. Urenda, Cheryl M. Carr and Michelle Y. (Kelly Reno) Urenda; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Alfonso (Josie) Montoya, Arthur (Rita) Montoya and David (Terri) Montoya; and sister, Charlotte (Patrick) Romero. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Lydia Urenda - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1999 - Lydia Urenda, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 24, 1999. Survived by children, Albert (Mary Lou) Urenda, Alice (Arturo) Salazar, Paul (Dolores) Urenda, Hopi (Manual) Acosta, Mercy (Abe) Tolley, Robert (Debbie) Urenda, Conrad Urenda, Senon Urenda Jr.- sister, Matilda Balderrama- 27 grandchildren- and 41great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Senon Urenda, on Easter Sunday, 1979- son, Manual Urenda on Aug. 14, 1994- three young daughters, Virginia, Rosie and Virginia- brothers, Paul and Phillip Esquibel. Funeral Mass Friday, 2 p.m., St. Leander Church. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Viewing Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Family may be contacted at 3412 Elmwood Circle.
Urie, Minnie M.
Minnie M. Urie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Minnie M. Urie, 86, passed away Nov. 26, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by her children, Lloyd (Freida) Urie, Pueblo, Roseanna (Don) Fulton, Pueblo, Clarence Urie, Englewood, Colo., Everett (Jeannie) Urie, Golden, Colo. Services will be held at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Burlington with rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in Stratton Cemetery.
Anthony Urioste - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2004 - Anthony Urioste passed away Aug. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents Jose Inez Urioste and Casiana Urioste, four brothers, five sisters. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was born in Salt Creek on January 7, 1922. He attended the old Corona School and was an alumnus of the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, the Sorbonne University, Paris, France and the University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. A veteran of World War II, he was decorated for Heroic Achievement and was awarded the American Bronze Star from the French Government the Croix de Guerre. He retired as administrative specialist from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in May of 1977. Graveside Service at the Urioste Family Mound, Roselawn Cemetery, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, 11am.
Urioste, Henry M.
Henry M. Urioste - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2006 - Henry M. Urioste, 77, passed away Dec. 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vidal and Jesusita Urioste; brothers, Andy, Joe Lee Sr., John and William; sisters, Vera A. Trujillo and Cleo Flores. Henry is survived by his brothers, Manuel (Esperanza H.) and Daniel Urioste; sister, Rose Tafoya; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Henry served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Dec. 27, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Urkulik, Steve N.
Steve N. Urkulik - Huerfano World - June 28, 1990 - Steve N. Urkulik, 73, of Commerce City, died June 25, 1990, in St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster. Born Aug. 16, 1916, in New York City, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a retired foreman carpenter. He was a member of the VA, DAV, Cooties Club and Carpenter's No. 55. Survivors include his wife, Millie, whom he married Apr. 29, 1966, in Empire; his mother Helen Bell, Walsenburg; two brothers, Joe Jurkulak, Glenwood Springs and Aleck Bell, Walsenburg; a sister, Madeline Piazza, Banning, CA; nieces and nephews. At his request, Mr. Urkulik was cremated. There was no service. Olinger-Highland Mortuary in Denver was in charge of arrangements.
Urmy, David F.
David F. Urmy - Pueblo Chieftain - 1898 - David F. Urmy died Wednesday night at Gowanda, N.Y., after an illness of nearly five years. Mr. Urmy was one of Pueblo's old and respected citizens, having been a member of the Pueblo County Bar since 1874. He was at one time very prominent to Colorado Republican politics, and was Attorney General during Governor Grant's administration in 1883 and 1884. He was a native of Canada and came to this country when he was about seventeen years old and was nearly fifty years of age at the time of his death. He arrived in Pueblo in 1872 and for a time practiced dentistry, studying law meanwhile, and was admitted to the bar two years later and followed that profession until last spring when he was compelled to give it up on account of his poor health. He occupied many positions of trust, having been at one time Vice President of the Pueblo National Bank. He was a large owner of real estate but business reverses caused him to lose nearly all of it. His ailment was a general debility brought on by hard work but after a year spent in California he nearly recovered his health. Two successive attacks of the grippe broke his health down again, however, so that he never recovered. He went to Gowanda in March last and was better for a time but finally succumbed and died peacefully Wednesday evening. Mrs. Urmy was with him at the time of his death and in all probability the body will be buried there.
Paul Urone - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Paul Urone of Gainesville, Fla. died Sunday at Alachua General Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 89. Dr. Urone was born in Pueblo, Colo. and had resided in Gainesville for 34 years. He retired in 1981 as Professor of Environmental Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Florida. He had previously been Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Ohio State University after serving in the Army in World War II. The son of Sicilian immigrants, he was the first in his family to attend college and received a bachelor’s degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. Dr. Urone was active in many civic organizations and he and his wife of 61 years were avid dancers. In addition to his wife, Florence, he is survived by his son, Paul Peter Urone of Sacramento, Calif., his daughter, Mayri Caple of Prospect, Conn., two grandsons, Christopher and Dustin Urone of Sacramento and Patricia Urone and Dean Caple, the spouses of his two children. Also survived by brother, Pete Urone, Pueblo and good friend Shirley Koenig. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.
Juan "John" Urrea - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1987 - Juan "John" Urrea, 78, late of 420 E. Ash, died Feb. 17, 1987. He was born Oct. 20, 1908, in Agues Calientes, Mexico, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. coke plant, in 1977. He is survived by stepdaughter, Candelaria (Francisco) Sanchez of La Junta; two sisters, Betty (Rafael) Guerrero of La Junta and Victoria Urrea of California; four nephews and six nieces. Recitation of the rosary, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Frank Ursich - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company’s coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Frank Ursich is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Frank Ursich as a Hungarian, age 30, and single. He was working as a "day man" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html
Ursick, Gary Steven
Gary Steven Ursick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1999 - Gary Steven Ursick of Parker, Colo., age 31, passed away July 23, 1999 .Survived by his mother, Mary Ann Ursick, of the family home- brother, Wes Ursick, Pueblo West- and sister, Therese (Scott) Monroe, L.
Ursick, Mary J.
Mary J. "Mae" Ursick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1998 - Mary J. "Mae" Ursick, a devoted wife and mother, passed away July 31, 1998. Predeceased by husband, Fred J. Ursick Sr.- loving parents, Mary and Lawrence Novak- sisters, Jane Novak and Julianne Perkovich- and brothers, Joe and Tony Novak. Survived by son, Fred J. (Mary Ann) Ursick- daughters, Barbara and Mary Ursick and Patricia Ray- and brother, John (Stella) Novak, all of Pueblo. Survived also by grandchildren, Wes and Gary Ursick, Terri (Scott) Monroe, Bryan and Sara Ray and Rochelle (Mike) Spoone. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and good friends. She was a member of Slovenian Women's Union ZSZ #3 and a member of St. Mary Parish where the services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 1015 W. Mesa following the interment. Mrs. Ursick will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Ursick, Victor E.
Victor E. Ursick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2003 - Victor E. Ursick, 83, born April 17, 1919, passed away March 31, 2003. Preceded in death by his son, Victor E. Ursick Jr. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bernadine Ursick; children, Deborah L. (James A.) Cozzolino, Viki L. (Vincent J.) Potestio and Lori L. (Donald M.) Bryant. Grandfather of Scott (RosaMaria) Potestio, DenaSue Potestio, Dean (Diona) Cozzolino, Jason (Tina) Potestio and Jaime Lynn (Joshua Luke) Buck. Great-grandfather of Moriah Potestio and Ivrit Potestio. Also survived by special nephews, Frank (Della) Skul Jr. and David Strah; and sister-in-law, Rose Ursick. Preceded in death also by his parents, brothers and sisters. Victor was a captain in the U.S. Army serving in World War II and received the Bronze Star for his service in the European Conflict. He worked with his brothers at Ursick Meat Co. and prior to retirement was a federal meat inspector. He was an accomplished accordionist and played up to the time of his death. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Urtado, Mary Angela
Mary Angela (Mosco) Urtado - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2001 - Mary Angela (Mosco) Urtado, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Frank Urtado and Floyd Greco; and granddaughter, Kristen Greco; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo for professional support as well as their love and affection over the past years. We will be forever grateful to the friends and family members that enhanced Mary's quality of life. God Bless You. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.
Urtado, Paul G.
Paul G. Urtado - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - Paul G. Urtado of 1921 Comanche Rd., Sept. 25, 1 987. Husband of Mary Urtado and father of Floyd Eugene (Debbie) Greco, Denver, and Frank Lewis Urtado of the family home. Survived also by a sister, Henrietta Sugarman, Burlingame, Calif., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by four brothers. Mr. Urtado was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army Paratroopers during World War II. He was a member of Christ the King parish and was employed for 16 years as finance manager at American Finance in Pueblo. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph. Interment, Roselawn. The family suggests memorials to either the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or Mass intentions at Church.
Pete Urueta - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 22, 1997 - Pete Urueta, 73, an employee of the Colorado Department of Corrections Chemical Dependence Department, died May 18, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Friendship Assembly of God, 5900 Palmer Park Blvd., with the Rev. James Hagan officiating. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Mr. Urueta was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Pueblo to Roman and Maria (Sanchez) Urueta who are deceased. He was married Dec. 15, 1994, in Colorado Springs to Pat Owens, who lives in Colorado Springs. He is survived by a daughter, Cassie Carpenter of Colorado Springs; and four sisters, Petra Hijar, Liz Montoya, Ruth Vargas and Pauline Bailey, all of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by a brother, Eleno. Mr. Urueta served in the Navy for 21 years, attaining the rank of chief petty officer. He had received the Good Conduct Medal. He was a loving husband, father and friend to others. He was a lifetime resident of Colorado Springs.
Anthony “Tony” Usalis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2004 - Anthony “Tony” Usalis, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 9, 2004. Born April 24, 1961, in Burbank, Calif. Survived by his “loves," Debbie, Katie, Molly and Jenna Marton; mother, Dorothy Usalis; sister, Tay (Gregg) Pesek; brother, Brian (Elizabeth) Usalis; and nephews, Michael and James Usalis. Tony enjoyed many outdoor activities with skydiving being his passion of passions, opening the door to his final extreme adventure. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Please note that a separate skydiver’s memorial service will take place at a later time.
Ellis Uselton - Bayfield Blade - July 13, 1911 - A man believed to be Ellis Uselton, of Indianapolis, Ind., was killed by a Rio Grande train in Pueblo.
Usnick, Ruth Arlene
Ruth Arlene Usnick - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2002 - Ruth Arlene Usnick, 76, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Survived by her husband, William Usnick, Walsenburg; children, Ruth Ann McNeely, Frances Blake, Dayle Achilles, Mary (Jack) Young; stepsister, Marilyn Fisher; daughters-in-law, Bella Cloude and Rita Kayo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur A. and Ruth Tucker Sheptenko; and a son, David Kayo. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 17 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Lou McDonald officiating. Cremation to follow, Almont/Imperial Crematory, Pueblo, Colo. Huerfano World - June 20, 2002 – Ruth Arlene Usnick, 76, of Walsenburg died Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Mrs. Usnick was born on March 27, 1926 in Roodhouse, IL, to Arthur A. and Ruth Tucker Sheptenko. She is survived by her husband, William Usnick, of the family home; children, Ruth Ann McNeely, Frances Blake, Dayle Achilles and Mary (Jack) Young; step-sister, Marilyn Fisher; daughters-in-law, Bella Cloude and Rita Kayo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her Parents and son, David Kayo. Services were held Monday, June 17, 2002 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Lou MacDonald Officiating. Cremation followed at Almont/Imperial Crematory, Pueblo.
Ussel, Fr. Gabriel
Fr. Gabriel Ussel - Huerfano World - October 21, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1909: Fr. Gabriel Ussel died Oct. 17. After arriving in Walsenburg Oct. 10, 1867, he rebuilt the first church which was flooded out, then built the current brick structure beginning in 1893. [Editor's Note: Father Gabriel Ussel died October 17, 1909. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, October 21, 1909, Page 1; World Independent, October 23, 1909, Page 1; and Walsenburg World, October 28, 1909.]
Ussery, Anna G.
Anna G. (Rider) Ussery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2003 - Anna G. (Rider) Ussery, 99, born Feb. 19, 1904, in Houma, La., passed away Sept. 27, 2003, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, James W. "Bill" Ussery; and three sons, James W. "Bones", Thomas Patrick and John Michael. Survived by her daughters, Mickey (Marvin) Price of Pueblo and Mary (R.A.) Caraway of Navarre, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna spent her life as a private duty registered nurse, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her motto in life was "Never judge anyone." Lifetime member of Bethel United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment at Mountain View Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Dr. David Chambers and Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. A very special thanks to the loving caregivers on Station 2 (you know who you are) at Life Care Center where she resided the last four years, and to Diana who helped make her life richer. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Ussery, James W. Jr.
James W. “Bones” Ussery Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2003 - James W. “Bones” Ussery Jr. Born June 19, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla., passed away July 5, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father and two brothers. Survived by his mother, Anna G. Ussery, Pueblo; daughter, Carol Ann Paras, Garden Grove, Calif.; grandchildren, Seth, Evan and Simone; and sisters, Mary (R.A.) Caraway, Navarre, Fla., and Mickey (Marvin) Price, Pueblo. Also survived by six nieces, three nephews, as well as numerous other relatives. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, starting at noon, at the Elks Club, Santa Fe and Fifth (side door). Cremation has taken place at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.
Martha Ustick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1995 - Martha “Isabel” Ustick, 80, Rocky Ford, died Jan. 17, 1995, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Canter in La Junta. She was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Humphreys, Mo. Survived by daughters, Millicent (Carrol) Donelson and Margie (Wes) Roscover, both of Rocky Ford, and Marilyn (Pete) Strzich, Helena, Mont.; brothers, Jack (Val) Clevenger, Federal Way, Wash., and Jerry (Jane) Clevenger, Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Betty (Oliver) Cuddy, Gig Harbor, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.
Utt, Dorothea Mae
Dorothea Mae Utt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2001 - Of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz., with her family close by. Her family was her life, to whom she proudly devoted her love and care. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Utt, and daughter, Tessa Mae Hamilton. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Hirsch; and grandsons, George, John and Ben Hamilton. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Dorothea's name.
Frank Utt - Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - Frank Utt, formerly of Huerfano County, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 2001 in Kingman, AZ. Services are pending. He was married to the former Betty Price.
Utt, Ida Pearl
Ida Pearl Utt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1986 - Ida Pearl Utt, 85, passed away April 30, 1986, in Trinidad. She was born in Monte Vista, June 14, 1900. She moved to La Veta in 1926, where she lived for 17 years. She then went back to Monte Vista, where she was a teacher. She retired in 1965 from public education and in 1969 moved to Walsenburg. Because of failing health, she had lived at Trinidad State Nursing Home for the past 10 years. Mrs. Utt was a member of Colorado Retired Teachers Association, Southern Colorado Chapter of Territorial Daughters, and the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Andreoli of LaVeta; Doris (Jack) Tomney, Roy, Utah; son, Frank (Betty) Utt, Kingman, Ariz.; sister, Margaret Haley, Honolulu, Hawaii; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at J. M. Antle Funeral Home. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.
Utt, Wilma B.
Wilma B. Utt - Huerfano World - January 1973 - Mrs. Wilma B. Utt, 68, of La Veta, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Friday afternoon, January 5, 1973 after entering the hospital the day before. Mrs. Utt had been in poor health the past three years, and because of her health, for the past seven months had been living with friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Prator of La Veta. Mrs. Utt was born near La Veta, on a ranch on March 10, 1904. She was reared and lived in the La Veta area or the town of La Veta all her life. For many years she and her mother, Mrs. Bertha Boyd, operated a service station and garage business there. She was married for the second time to Milton Utt in 1947. Utt, a State Highway employee and well known for his work with the Ft. Francisco Museum in La Veta, died in 1963. Mrs. Utt is survived by cousins and friends. Services, were held 2 p.m., Tuesday at the La Veta Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Interment was in the La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of the arrangements.
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