The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Valdez-Cruz, Crystal Marie
Crystal Marie Valdez-Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2002 - Crystal Marie Valdez-Cruz, 13, went to be with the Lord, June 29, 2002. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert and Virginia Cruz. Crystal is survived by her loving parents, Joyce and Ruben Valdez; sister Miranda; brothers, Ruben Jr. and Jared; godparents, JoAnn and Art Gonzales; grandparents, Barbara and Joe Aragon; special aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend, Elizabeth Ashton; and special friend, Raquel Ramirez. Crystal completed her seventh-grade year at Corwin Middle School as a 4.0 student. She was active with the Flag and Rifle Team, Jump Rope, and After School Program. Crystal touched people with her beautiful smile and giving heart. She enjoyed time with her friends laughing, dancing and listening to their music. Crystal was a great big sister, always finding time for her brothers and sister. Crystal knew how to make people smile with her sense of humor and ability to laugh. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 5. Both services will be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Crystal to the Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Family will receive family and friends throughout the week at 1221 Berkley.

Valencia, RaeAnn
RaeAnn Valencia – Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 2006 - RaeAnn Valencia, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 3, 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Anthony) Aragon and Michelle (Eddie) Vigil; siblings, Gene (Sam) Valencia, Jane Howard, Corrine (Dick) Johnson, Carl Valencia and Christine (Andrew) Dominquez; grandchildren, Eddie (Desiree) Vigil, Connie Aragon, Eric Vigil and Andy Aragon; great-grandchildren, Angelo Ramirez, Alycia Vigil and John-John Trujillo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Reception at Romero's Hall following both services.

Valencia, Ramon C.
Ramon C. Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1998 - Ramon C. Valencia, 78, a retired welder for the Santa Fe Railroad, passed away Sept. 24, 1998. Mr. Valencia was born March 20, 1920, in Palermo Sicily, Italy, to the union of Rafael and Concepcion Valencia. His parents precede him in death- as do 15 brothers and sisters- his beloved wife, Margarita Valencia, May 17, 1992- grandson, R.C. Valencia, July 8, 1997- and daughter, Christina Vigil, Aug. 14, 1997. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Robert (Gloria) Valencia, Pueblo, Teresa Jack, Colorado Springs, Vicki (John) Santos, Pueblo, Conni (Leroy) Velarde, Pueblo, Sarah (Edward) Muro, Pueblo, Art Valencia, Pueblo, Anthony Valencia, Colorado Springs, Veronica (Steve) Boulier, Aurora, Colo., and Rick (Judy) Valencia, Gilette, Wyo.- 13 grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends. Mr. Valencia enjoyed cooking and made a mean pot of "menudo" that was a favorite of family and friends alike. He also enjoyed going to Saturday morning flea markets throughout the city. Mr. Valencia was one of the organizers of the Fiesta Day Committee in 1967. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Jose Luis Cano officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive

Valencia, Ramon Charles Jr.
Ramon Charles Valencia Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1997 - Ramon Charles Valencia Jr., 17, passed away July 8, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, "R.C.," as he was known to family and friends, was born Nov. 10, 1979. He was a senior at East High School, where he lettered in track and field. He was also on the wrestling team. He was employed at Jeans West. His interests were drawing, writing poems and music and watching video games. Survived by his parents, Geraldine Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., and Robert (Gloria) Valencia, Pueblo- sister, Nicole Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M.- brothers, James Lee, Boulder, Danny Lee, Great Falls, Mont., and Ronald Lee, Missoula, Mont.- grandparents, Ramon C. Valencia, Pueblo, Charles and Ida Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., and Joyce Numan, Great Falls, Mont.- great-grandparents, Charles and Lucy Martinez, Walsenburg- and several aunts and uncles, Gerald (Joanne) Martinez, David Martinez, Las Vegas, N.M., Margaret (Victor) Lujan, Nambe, N.M., Teresa Jack, Colorado Springs, Vicki (John) Santos, Conni (John) Velarde, Pueblo, Sarah (Ed) Muro, Littleton, Christina (Jess) Vigil, Henderson, Nev., Art Valencia, Pueblo, Tony Valencia, Colorado Springs, Rick (Judy) Valencia, Gillette, Wyo., and Veronica (Steve) Boulier, Aurora, Colo. At his request, cremation. , 10 a.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God Church, Pastor Mark Apodaca officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Suicide Prevention Center of Pueblo in R.C.'s memory. Family at 1117 Constitution St.

Valencia, Ray A.
Ray A. Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Ray A. Valencia, 80, departed this life on Aug. 23, 1998, to join his beloved wife, Flora, of 55 years. Ray was born in Salina, Kan., on Sept. 24, 1917. He was a WWII veteran and retired from Pueblo Army Depot in 1979. He was a quiet and sincere gentleman who dearly loved his family. Survived by his children, Gene (Ruth) Valencia, Carl Valencia, RaeAnn Valencia, Jane Howard, Corinne (Dick) Johnson, and Christine Sandoval of the Pueblo area- 16 grandchildren- 18 great-grandchildren- brother, Raymond Valencia of Long Beach, Calif.- and special little buddy and pet, Lucky." Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Family will receive friends at 2010 Northmoor Terrace after the service.

Valencia, William Julian
William Julian "Bill" Valencia - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - William Julian "Bill" Valencia Sr., 90, passed away Sept. 1, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife, Flossie Valencia of the family home; sons, Bill (Phyllis) Valencia Jr. and Dannie (Patsy) Valencia; daughters, Rosalie (Jim) Martin and Kathleen (Earnest) Conley, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his sister, Frances Blythe of Canon City, Colo., daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Valencia of Broomfield, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Procopio "Pete" and Rosa Valencia; daughter, Clarabel Patrick; son, Dale Valencia; and sister, Josephine Archuletta. Bill was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Salida, Colo. He was a retired member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 9. In addition to sheet metal work, Bill worked as a plasterer, baker and cook. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in the Montgomery Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at the Pioneer Cemetery.

Valencich, Anthony W.
Anthony W. Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1998 - Anthony W. Valencich, age 90, former resident of El Moro, passed away Oct. 30, 1998. Survived by wife, Frances, Pueblo- brothers and sisters, Lodi Valencich, Florida, Mary Fabec, El Moro, Charles (Ethel) Valencich, California, Fred (Lottie) Valencich, Pueblo, and Bertha (John) DiGarbo, Trinidad- and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Valerie Oden officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Valencich, Deanne Virginia
Deanne Virginia Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Deanne Virginia Valencich, 66, went home to resume her place with the angels on Sunday, March 5, 2006, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.R. and Joyce Smith. Survived by her loving husband, David Valencich of the family home; children, Susan Marino, Renee (Joe) Prutch of Pueblo, Darek (Jennifer) Marino of Colorado Springs, and Brett Marino of Scottsdale, Ariz. She also is survived by her brother, Jack (Peggy) Smith of Pueblo; sister, Towanna (Ron) Johnson of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Austin and Tim Prutch, Kyle and Justin Marino and Krystal Marino. Deanne loved animals as well as people and enjoyed her miniature horses and other pets she had over the years. Deanne owned and operated Crafts & Things for nine years before joining the staff at Grand Banquet and Party Rental for 16 years as a floral designer. She considered the staff as her extended family and loved them all. She was well-respected and sought after to do weddings and other functions. She also did craft shows for many years and had built a large following of friends and customers. Her extended family of in-laws loved her dearly and felt truly blessed to have her in the family. She always was there to make people laugh even when laughing and smiling was difficult. She always will be cherished for the loving care she bestowed on her mother-in-law and father-in-law in their last years. Deanne loved camping, fishing and traveling. She always will be remembered as someone who loved life, people, and helping others as she always put others needs ahead of hers. Deanne will be missed by all who knew her and she would want everyone to remember the good times and also remember her with joy in their hearts. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Central Christian Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the University of Colorado Office of Development for Pancreatic Cancer, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F 485, Aurora, CO, 80045, or through the funeral home office.

Valencich, Fred
Fred Valencich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2006 - Fred Valencich of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 8, 2006. Fred was born in Delagua, Colo., to Anton and Frances Valencich. He graduated from Hoehne High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon his discharge, he worked at Trinidad Nash for several years then went to work for 35 years for Colorado Interstate Gas at locations in Model, Lamar, Aurora, and Pueblo. During his retirement, he spent his time with family, friends, golfing, traveling and attending Broncos games. Fred was preceded in death by his brothers, Tony and Frank (Clara) Valencich. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lottie; daughters, Marlene (Tom) Keithley, Debbie (Bill) Kotulock; grandchildren, Richard (Carol) Keithley, Ashley and Aubrey Kotulock; great-grandchildren, Tommy and Kaylin Keithley; and constant canine companion, Heidi. He also is survived by brothers, Lodi and Charles (Ethel) Valencich; sisters, Mary Fabec and Bertha (John) Di Garbo; sister-in-law, Francis Valencich; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, former co-workers and friends. Fred was a member of the Eagles, Elks, American Legion and SNPJ Lodge 66. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Valencich, Matt
Matt Valencich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Matt Valencich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Matt Valencich: Austrian, age 21, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Valent, Michael
Michael “Froggy” Valent - Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 – Michael "Froggy" Valent, late of Canon City, passed away March 3, 2003. Cremation was handled by Wilson Crematory.

Valenta, Leonard J.
Leonard J. Valenta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1986 - Leonard J. Valenta, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away March 6, 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the husband of Inez E. Valenta, of the family home; father of Bernadine (Marvon) Green and grandfather of Chad and Robin Green, both of Pueblo; brother of Mary (Vern) Salzbrunn of Orange, Calif., John (Betty) Valenta of Northglenn, and Jim (Myrna) Valenta of Broomfield; son-in-law of Ethel Williams of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, John Valenta, in 1965, and his mother, Mary Valenta, in 1984. At his request, cremation. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese, with Father Leo Bonfadini officiating.

Valente, John A.
John A. Valente - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - John A. Valente, 61, prominent lifetime Pueblo resident and longtime business executive passed away April 15, 2001. Mr. Valente was well known for his musical talent, and he enjoyed sharing it with fellow Pueblo residents. Owner and president of Insurance and Financial Services; vice president of American Bankers Life Assurance Company, Miami, Fla. from 1971 to 1976. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Rose Marie Valente, Pueblo; daughter, Donna (Michael) Ferguson; son, John M. (Debbie) Valente; two grandsons, Michael and David Ferguson, all of Vancouver, Wash.; mother, Rose Marie Valente; sister, Rose Marie (Thomas) Kaufman all of Fort Collins, Colo.; and father-in-law, Ralph Lauricella, Pueblo. Also survived by nephews, Greg (Gail), Matt (Teresa) and Scott Kaufman, Joseph (Nancy) and Michael Lauricella; and niece, Jo Marie (Brad) Kimball. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. A celebration of his life will follow for family and friends at the Emerald Room, First Street, across from the Marriott Hotel. Contributions may be made in his memory to the John A. Valente Music Scholarship Fund through the funeral home office.

Valenti, Leanordo
Leanordo Valenti – Pueblo Chieftain – July 14, 1907 – The funeral of Leanordo Valenti will be held from the parlors of West Brothers & Whiton at 2 o'clock this afternoon and from Mt. Carmel church at 2:30.

Valenti, Leonard
Leonard Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2005 - Leonard Valenti, 88, born Feb. 5, 1917 passed away Oct. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalie (Lillie). Survived by children, Tony (Sondra) of Golden, Colo., Carolyn (Mark) Lowrey and Natalie (Fog) Fognani, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nino (Mary) Valenti of Golden, Colo., Chris Valenti of Centennial, Colo., Adam (Amy) Lowrey of Culver City, Calif., and Autumn Lowrey of Juneau, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Sofia Valenti of Golden, Colo.; and brother, Joe Valenti. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Maria Guiseppa Valenti; and sisters, Nancy Junta, Angelina Valenti and Rose Pullaro. Viewing, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment at Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Valenti, Rosalie
Rosalie "Lillie" Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - Rosalie "Lillie" Valenti, 85, born Sept. 12, 1915, passed away April 15, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Leonard Valenti; children, Tony (Sondra) Valenti, Golden, Carolyn (Mark) Lowrey and Natalie (Fog) Fognani, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nino (Mary) Valenti, Chris Valenti, Adam Lowrey and Autumn Lowrey; and brother, Phil Albano. She is predeceased by her parents, Vito and Lizzie Albano; and brother, Joe Albano. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Christo Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Valenti, Rose
Rose Valenti - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Rose Valenti, 91, passed away Feb. 10, 2000. Survived by her children, M. Maxine Price of Pueblo and John J. (LaDonna) Valenti of Pebble Beach, Calif.; siblings, John (Mary) Dasta of Verona, Penn., Mary Harkleroad, Marguerite (Charles) Luciana and Charles (Frances) Dasta, all of Oakmont, Penn.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Valenti, in 1972; son-in-law, Gene Price, in 1999; two brothers; and one sister. Born to Joseph and Petrina (nee Coniglio) Dasta on Oct. 6, 1908, in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. Rose was a seamstress and tailor with many artistic talents. She also enjoyed bowling, bingo and bartering. Rose resided and received excellent care at the Sharmar Village Care Center since 1998. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at the Montgomery and Steward Chapel, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating.

Valentich, Frank G.
Frank G. Valentich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Frank G. Valentich, 76, Pueblo, born Jan. 12, 1927, passed away March 4, 2003. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the 14-inch mill at the CF&I after 38 years of service. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, camping and going to Cripple Creek. Preceded in death by parents, Anton and Rose Valentich; sister, Rose (Mike) Danna; brother, Carl Valentish; and infant sister and brother, Ann and Joe. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Glee Valentich; son, Edward (Glenda) Valentich, Arvada; daughter, Sheila (John) Grutt, Pueblo; grandchildren, JaNae Grutt, Loveland, Nicole and Ryan Grutt, both of Pueblo, and Anton and Jessica Valentich, Arvada; brother, Joe Valentich, Denver; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Valentish; niece, Karla (Larry) Crocombe; nephew, Chuck (Dorothy) Valentish, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Bill (Pat) O'Donnell; and sister-in-law, Vesta (John) Glessner, all of Iowa. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family members would like to express their appreciation to the Hospice staff.

Valentich, Mary A.
Mary A. Valentich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Mary A. Valentich passed away May 19, 2000. Born March 1, 1904, in Pueblo to Mark and Mildred Relich. Preceded by first husband, Joseph Butkovich, in 1936; and second husband, George Valentich, in 1971; daughter, Mildred James, in 1998; two infant daughters, Jeanne in 1921 and Rosemary in 1931; sister, Antonia Martich, in 1956; and brother, Mark Relich, in 1995. Survived by son, Joseph (Helen) Butkovich; daughter, Anne Butkovich (George) Hale; son-in-law, Raleigh James; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and also numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 32 Bramblewood, (719) 561-1194.

Valentine, August J.
August J. "Buddy" Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1987 - August J. "Buddy" Valentine. Visitation, St. Anthony Church, Aguilar, Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Anthony Church. Private interment, Valentine Ranch, Friends and relatives will be received at St. Anthony Parish Hall at noon following the interment service. Donations may be made to Spanish Peaks Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 156, Aguilar, Colo., 81020.

Valentine, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M. Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2000 - Elizabeth M. Valentine, 79, August 26. Survived by children, Daniel Valentine, Pueblo; Judith Griego, Lakewood; Janet Molinaro, Pueblo, Mass 10 a.m., Thursday, Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad. Services by Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Valentine, Velma Marie
Velma Marie Valentine - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2005 - Velma Marie Valentine, born Nov. 21, 1912, passed away March 9, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Warren J. Valentine; and her parents, Victor and Johanna Michalek. Survived by her son, Robert J. (Mary Ann) Valentine, Pueblo; and daughter, Patricia M. (Howard) Katz, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Bobby Valentine and Jim (Jonna) Valentine, both of Pueblo, Ken Valentine and Greg Katz, both of Denver, and Marcy (Jan) Martin of Colorado Springs. Great-grandmother of Sophia P. and Nico J. Valentine of Pueblo. Also survived by her brother, Robert (Donna) Michalek; sister, Emilie Mihalek; brother-in-law, Ken (Marjorie) Baird; sister-in-law, Frances Gardner; and numerous nieces and nephews. Velma lived a long, full life surrounded by family and many friends. She especially enjoyed being with her family, travelling and playing bridge and pinochle with life-long friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received following the vigil service, at the chapel and at the church hall following the interment. Please omit gifts of food and flowers. If desired, donations may be made in Velma's honor to the St. Patrick Church Renovation Fund, in care of the funeral home office.

Valentinis, Franco
Franco Valentinis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1999 - Franco Valentinis, 67, passed away Nov. 23, 1999, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Luciana Valentinis of Rome, Italy; daughters, Lucilla (Joseph) Valentinis-Gigliotti and Carola (Dennis) Bispo; grandchildren, Matteo Gigliotti, Rebecca Gigliotti and Laviania Bispo, all of Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, 304 E. Routt, with Rev. Edward Pettit as celebrant.

Valenzuela, David
David Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2006 - David Valenzuela departed this life June 10, 2006. Born Nov. 3, 1959. He was preceded in death by his mother; and five brothers. Survived by father, three children, one sister, one brother, and six grandchildren.

Valenzuela, Dolores E.
Dolores E. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2001 - Dolores E. Valenzuela died peacefully on Sept. 21, 2001, in a local hospital. Dolores was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., to Robert and Tillie Jackson. She escaped the corn rows as an early stewardess for TWA and traveled the world, even if in DC-3s. Following this, she settled in Los Angeles and married Ramon L. Valenzuela, a hardworking Mexican gentleman from Douglas, Ariz. Together they raised one adopted son, James, and Ramon's three natural children. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Ramon in 1997; brothers, Robert and LeRoy Jackson; and sister, Emelia Jackson Anger. Her survivors include her son, James (Cathy) Valenzuela of Pueblo; stepchildren, Ray Valenzuela, Frank Valenzuela and Irene (John) Ramirez; her grandsons James Jr., John and Jackson; granddaughters, Jennifer, Amanda, Yvonne, Crystal, Elizabeth and April; as well as one great-grandchild. Mrs. Valenzuela will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in the Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, with Rev. Roger Dorcy as celebrant. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Imperial Memorial Gardens, near where their grandsons play in the prairie and along the banks of the Arkansas.

Valenzuela, Francisco
Francisco “Pancho” Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2003 - Francisco “Pancho” Valenzuela, 53, of Peyton, formerly of Pueblo. Passed away Dec. 10, 2003. Born, April 18, 1950, in Cumpas, Sonora, Mexico. Survived by wife, Rita A. Valenzuela, Peyton; children, Leonardo (Felicia) Salas, Littleton, Theresa (John) Garcia, Colorado Springs, Andres Valenzuela, Colorado Springs, also survived by five grandchildren. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday; all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Valenzuela, Fredric J.
Fredric J. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Fredric J. Valenzuela, has left us to be with our Lord, January 14, 2004. Born April 15, 1952. He will be cremated. Memorial service in Denver. Contact family at 994-2911.....

Valenzuela, Ramon L.
Ramon L. Valenzuela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Ramon L. Valenzuela passed away in Oceanside, Calif., Nov. 4, 1997. Husband of Dolores E. Valenzuela of the family home. Father of Dr. James (Cathy) Valenzuela, Pueblo, Frank Valenzuela, Ray Valenzuela and Irene (John) Ramirez, all of Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside service, Saturday, 3 p.m. Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Valenzuela, Trinnie
Trinnie Valenzuela - Salt Lake Tribune - October 11, 2004 - Trinnie Valenzuela passed away October 7, 2004 at the age of 83. She was born November 16, 1920 in Trinidad, Colorado to Emilio and Elena Basquez. She married Leo Valenzuela, December 9, 1939 in Moab, Utah. She enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and harmonica to her kids and grandkids. She liked yard sales and swap meets, cooking for her family and dancing. She is survived by her husband; children, Ramona (Wally) Mangus, Carma (Willie) Martinez, and Robert (Jennifer) Valenzuela; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and great great-granddaughter, Shelise Pearson. Preceded in death by her two sons, Danny and Ted Valenzuela. Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother cared greatly for her family. Her smile and personality will be missed by everyone. She has walked through the valley of death to be with our Savior and he will welcome her with open arms. Her destiny has been reached through her great faith in her religion. She loved giving and going to her church. Mom, go in peace to meet your friends and family who have gone before you. You will prepare the way for us who are left behind. Like you always would say, "I love you." Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 12th, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7405 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. followed by Rosary at 8 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd.

Valerio, John de Oliveira
John de Oliveira Valerio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - John de Oliveira Valerio, age 89, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. Survived by niece and godchild, Maria da Encanacao Goncalves of Portugal- as well as other nieces and nephews residing in Portugal. He is also survived by special friends, Joseph Henriques and Barbara Walsh of Pueblo. Cryptside service and entombment, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Cryptside service and entombment, Thursday, 2 p.m. Roselawn Cemetery. Please note a change of service date.

Valerio, S.
S. Valerio - Yampa Leader - August 29, 1913 - Referee of Duel Shoots Principals - Pueblo - A strange duel, terminated by the referee, who shot both principals, came to light while the police were investigating a Mexican brawl. S. Valerio died in a hospital. Esterrio Marino is shot through the side, while Frederick Baca is in jail charged with having done the shooting. The police have been told by an eye witness that Valerio and Marino were engaged in a knife duel with Baca as the referee. Baca lost his temper, the witness says and, producing a revolver, shot the principals and fled.

Valero, Adelina G.
Adelina G. Valero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2001 - Adelina G. Valero, 54, of Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at La Hermosa Church, 1516 Roselawn Road. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Before all services, family and friends will be received at 1707 Jones Ave., the home of Abel Valero.

Valint, Jim
Jim Valint - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Jim Valint is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Jim Valint as a Hungarian, age 23, and single. He was working as a "timberman" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Valle, Georgia
Georgia Valle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2005 - Georgia Valle, 79, passed away Dec. 21, 2005. Survived by her children, Thomas (Linda) Valle, Yvonne (Robert) DuVall, Patricia Valle, Edward Valle, Becky (Dan) Valle-Archie, Drs. Timothy (Jennifer) Valle; grandchildren, Thomas Valle Jr., Duane Maes, Chapin Maes-Miller, Sebastian Valle, Richard Valle, Kara Valle; ex-husband, Tom Valle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives; special friends, Lori and Mitch Bewley. Preceded in death by her brother, George Kolesarek, and son, Gary Valle. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejo, Frances
Frances Nelson Vallejo - Huerfano World - October 4, 1990 - Frances Nelson Vallejo dies - Mass of Christian Burial for Frances Nelson Vallejo, Huerfano County Superintendent of Schools for 25 years, will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Vallejo, an educator in Huerfano County for almost 50 years, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 1990, in Pueblo Regent Retirement Residence in Pueblo. She was 85. Born Oct. 4, 1904, daughter of Antonio and Elisa Atencio, family members of the original settlers of Plaza de los Leones, she was later adopted and raised by John and Maria Atencio Nelson. Mrs. Vallejo graduated from St. Mary School in 1922 and received a BA from Adams State College in 1954. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and Denver University. Mrs. Vallejo was a teacher at Fairview and North Veta Schools for 14 years, Gardner Elementary School for five years, Deputy County Superintendent of Schools for four ears, County Superintendent of Schools, 241/2 years and Huerfano School District Re-1 Supervisor of Federal programs. She was married to Mucio Vallejo, who died in 1969. Mrs. Vallejo was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg and Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo. On November 22, 1986, School District Re-1 renamed Washington School auditorium in her honor and it has since been known as Frances Nelson Vallejo auditorium. Her honors, awards and distinguished service included: Member of Denver Post Hall of Fame 1949, President, Colorado Federation of Latin American Groups 1958, President, Colorado County Superintendents' Association 1950, White House Conference on Children Colorado Delegate 1950, Member of Walsenburg District Four Board of Education four years, Member of Huerfano County High Board of Education 19 years. Community Service and Organizations: Member and Officer of Huerfano County Community Groups: Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Office of Price Administration WWII, Tuberculosis Association, March of Dimes, Christmas Seals, Heart Association, Las Animas-Huerfano County Health Department, Business and Professional Women of Walsenburg, Public Housing Board of Walsenburg, Member of National, Colorado, and Huerfano County Education Associations, member of Colorado Commission on the Aging four years, taught English and Citizenship Classes for Latin American Immigrants as a volunteer for many years, served as organist for St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, and El Cristo Rey Catholic Church, La Veta. Member of Catholic Daughters of America, St. Mary Chapter, and member of Territorial Daughters, Southern Colorado Chapter. Survivors include her son, Edmund Vallejo, Superintendent of School District 50, Pueblo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Vallejo, Josephine G.
Josephine G. Vallejo - Huerfano World - May 16, 1991 - Josephine G. Vallejo [Josephina M. Gonzales] - Josephine G. Vallejo, 83, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, May 11, 1991, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Sept. 20, 1907, in Sopris, she lived most of her life in the Huerfano County area. She married Epifanio Vallejo who died Jan. 8, 1954. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Epifanio Vallejo, Jefferson City, MO; a stepson, nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial is in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Vallejo, Phillip
Phillip Vallejo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2005 - Phillip Vallejo, 89, Pueblo, Aug. 18, 2005. Survived by his brothers, Bert and Doffie of Pueblo, Hoover of Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. There will be no service.

Vallejos, Abundo
Abundo "Abe" Vallejos - Huerfano World - November 5, 1992 - Abundo "Abe" Vallejos, 85, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 29, 1992, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a long illness. Born Dec. 8, 1906, in Torres, he came to Huerfano County at an early age. He worked in the coal mines from the age of 19 and retired in 1972 after 44 years. He was a member of UMWA and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary, Walsenburg; children, Viola Anderson and Virginia Everheart, both of Pueblo, Sylvia Valdez, Olympia, WA, Edward Vallejos, Arlington, TX, Michael Vallejos, Pueblo; three step children; four brothers, Mike, San Leandro, CA, Faris and Joe P., both of Pueblo and Larry, Walsenburg; a sister, Minnie Romero, Turlock, CA; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were from J.M. Antle Funeral Home. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vallejos, Agnes
Agnes Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - Agnes Vallejos, 93, of Walsenburg, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Vallejos; parents, Filomeno and Victoria Ortiz; son, Ben Vallejos, Jr.; brothers, Albert, Eloy and Dick Ortiz; sisters, Lora (Gonzales), Mary (Gutierrez), Rose (Romero) and Louise (Alire). Survived by children, Helen (Jerry) Garcia, Beatrice (Wilfred) Vigil, Pueblo, Colo., Ruby (Art) Munguia, Donald (Vera) Vallejos, Priscilla (Willie, deceased) Wong, Edward (Lorraine) Vallejos, Sacramento, Calif., Rosann (Joe) Ortivez, Peyton, Colo. Larry (Dorothy) Vallejos, Walsenburg, Colo., Marlene (David) Spengler, Hanover, Colo.; and brother-in-law, Paul Alire of Pueblo. Agnes also has 43 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Her loving smile, quick wit, and unfaltering faith will be cherished in our memories forever. Rosary will be held at 7:00pm, Friday July 8, 2005 and the funeral mass on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 10:00am at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Family and friends will be received at the Walsenburg Community Center Hall immediately following the internment.

Vallejos, Al
Al Vallejos - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Al Vallejos, 74, of Trinidad, died June 4, 2000. Born in Walsenburg Apr. 3, 1926, he was retired military of 36 year; retired from the City of Trini dad and was a bus driver with Headstart. He also drove a bus for the Primero School District for several years. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude of 53 years, Trinidad; his children, Jack, Sandra, Orace and Erika; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brothers .and sisters, Erlinda Tafoya, Esther Landin, Nick Oliva, Fred Oliva, Carl Vallejo-,, Maxine Rixman, Dan Vallejos, Margie Vallejos and Santos Vallejos. Funeral service is Monday, June 12 at 10 a.m. from the First Christian Church in Trinidad. Burial will follow in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Eagles Hall in Trinidad, immediately following the services.

Vallejos, Alfredo G.
Alfredo G. (Hoover) Vallejos - Huerfano World - September 5, 2008 - Alfredo G. (Hoover) Vallejos, 79. Born Aug. 24, 1928; passed away Aug. 17, 2008. Preceded in death by parents Irene Aragon Vallejos and Mike Vallejos; brothers Phil, Doffie, Alvin, Mickey; three sisters; and one great- granddaughter, Nevaeh Cruz. Survived by brother, Bert Vallejos, Pueblo; former wife, Eleanor Vallejos; and eight children: Evelyn (Jim) Sudar, Louise (Ramon) Vasquez, Eleanor (Manuel) Martinez, Alvin (Barbara) Vallejos, Frieda, Ruth, Tony and Ed; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a great close friend, Claude Valdez, and his dog Shorts. Cremation by request. A special thanks to the Sangre De-Cristo Hospice staff for their great care and help during our time of need.

Vallejos, Andrea Trujillo
Mrs. Andrea Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1983 - Mrs. Andrea Vallejos, wife of Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg. Mother of Jerry (Camellia) Vallejos and Anthony Vallejos, Walsenburg, Mrs. Darlene (Eduardo) Quintana, Nick Vallejos, Mrs. Marie (Refugio) Rodriguez, all of Denver. Sister of Herman Trujillo, Margaret Baca, Romona Trujillo, Denver. Also survived by grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - February 21, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of our Mom, Andrea Trujillo Vallejos, who left us eight years ago, Feb. 19. - Verse - Sadly missed by her children and grandchildren, Jerry, Darlene, Nick, Anth

Vallejos, Audelia Marie
Audelia Marie “Pempe” Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2003 - Audelia Marie “Pempe” Vallejos, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 30, 2003. Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Brush, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Beatrice Florez; brothers, Tony and Bobby; sister, Lupe Vigil. Survived by husband of 50 years, Joe E. Vallejos; children, Albert (Pat) Vallejos, Betty (Jim) Buckmaster, James (Angel) Vallejos, Doris (Stuart) Gulden, Phyllis (Jim) Slagowski, Terry (Lorrie) Vallejos, Sandy Stone (Patricia), Lola Aurand; brothers, Manuel (Roseann) Florez Jr., Bill (Virginia) Florez; sisters, Bonnie (Vince) Trujillo, Louise (John) Rodriguez, Rita (Fred) Granato; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other many special friends. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after Mass.

Vallejos, Della
Della Vallejos - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Accident claims 3 (with pictures) Three Walsenburg residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Highway 10, 30 miles east of the city in Pueblo County. They were going to a funeral in Crowley County. Identified at the scene were the driver, Ernest L. Castro, 43, his mother, Della Vallejos, 77 and Renee A. Ortibez, 33. According to the state patrol report by Sgt. Paul Matzke, it appears that Castro fell asleep and his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled 282 feet before correcting back onto the highway and then ran across the roadway and off the left side. It rolled two and half times, coming to rest on its top. Mr. Castro and Ms. Ortibez were ejected while the vehicle was rolling. Obituaries on all three appear on Page 2. - Della Vallejos - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Della Vallejos, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died in a one-vehicle accident with her son, Ernest L. Castro on Feb. 28, 1998. Born in Cucharas, she is survived by her husband, Larry, Walsenburg, a son, Gabriel Herman Castro, Englewood; a daughter, Roseann Castro Groves, Arvada; six sisters, Dora Romero, Fowler, Lupe Mestas, Ophelia Martinez and Emma Vigil, all of Walsenburg, Judy Vigil, San Francisco, CA, and Mary Mares, Pueblo; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary was Tuesday and funeral mass Wednesday and were from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Vallejos, Dulcina
Dulcina "Dee" (Girardot) Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Dulcina "Dee" (Girardot) Vallejos, 69, entered her new life with our Lord, free of pain and sickness after a long courageous fight with cancer, Dec. 22, 1997. Dee was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Stonewall, Colo., to the union of her beloved parents, Alejandro and Eloisa Girardot. They preceded her in death, as did her son, Gerald- and brother, Anecandro. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Juan Vallejos, of the family home- children, John D. (Geraldine) Vallejos Jr., Madeline Shatford, Anna Vallejos, Connie (Richard) Owens, Edward Vallejos, Alejandro (Cathy) Vallejos- her beloved grandchildren, Wendy (Jim) Wolfe, Sandra (John) Maestas, Marc (Christina) Arguello, Robin (Stephanie) Arguello, Jackie Vallejos, Travis, Brad, Brian, Derek, Benjamin and Brady Owens, Blake Badovinich, Justina, Daniel and Alejandro Vallejos- great-grandchildren, Monica Wolfe, Roman Martinez and Jerrica Maestas. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Victoria (Luis) Bowman, Julia Burke, Virginia Lopez, Isabel Catlin, Alice (Bob) Smith, Anna (Cleo) Lucero, Marcella Haislip, Alexander, Phillip, Mike and Mary Ellen Gerardo- and numerous godchildren- nephews and nieces. The family would like to thank Drs. Frank Settapani, Roger Miller and Joel Ohlson and their staffs for their support and encouragement, and Christine Spinuzzi and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Dee was a member of St. Anne Parish, Pueblo. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Anne Catholic Church, Rev. James E. Friel, celebrant. Final resting place and committal service at Imperial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2027 E. Seventh St., home of Anna G. Vallejos.

Vallejos, Emma Catherine
Emma Catherine Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1986 - Emma Catherine Vallejos, 2131 Chautard departed this life Aug. 17, 1986. A Pueblo resident for over 50 years, she was born Oct. 27, 1911, in Walsenburg. She married Kelly Vallejos in July 1931. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1979. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary No. 61, Friendship Club, The Coronado Club of Walsenburg, Legion of Mary, SRDA, The Carmelita's and the satellite bowling team. Survived by two sons, Ricardo ("Becky") Vallejos, David (Isabel) Vallejos; three daughters, Delores (Richard) Urrutia, Pueblo; Patricia (Robert) Casados, Denver; Rosemary (Dan) Martinez, Colorado Springs; one brother, Jim (Carmen) Cisneros, Pueblo; two sisters, Vera (Paul) Lucero, Catherine (Bill) Manzanares, both of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, 7 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Vallejos, Frances C.
Frances C. "Kika" Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2005 - Frances C. "Kika" Vallejos, born May 2, 1937, and passed away May 2, 2005, on her 68th birthday. Preceded in death by her husband, Felix Vallejos; mother, Celina Lefebre; and father, Solomon Gallegos. Survived by daughters, Pauline (Dave) DeIsla and Tina (Pat) Torres; siblings, Tonia, Angie, Ernestine, Solomon, Jennie, Lillie, Freddy, Jimmy, Robert, Lucy, Irene and Phil; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, St. Leander Church, Sixth and Monument, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejos, Jose Ben
Jose Ben Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1978 - Walsenburg – Wake services for Jose Ben “Bennie” Vallejos, 71, will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the church with interment in South St. Mary Cemetery. Vallejos died of cardiac arrest while being admitted to Huerfano Memorial Hospital on Oct. 23, 1978. He had been in ill health for many years and was being admitted because of respiratory problems. Vallejos was born at Main, a mining camp near Walsenburg, July 18, 1907. He was reared in Walsenburg and was married to Agnes Ortiz on Aug. 11, 1930. Surviving are his wife; 10 children; Mrs. Helen Garcia, Mrs. Beatrice Vigil and Donald Vallejos, Pueblo; Ben Vallejos Jr. and Mrs. Rose Ann Ortivez, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Ruby Mungia, Edward Vallejos and Priscilla Wong, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Marlene Spengler, Fountain, and Larry Vallejos, Walsenburg; three brothers, Kelley Vallejos, Pueblo,Fred and Santos Vallejos, Walsenburg; 40 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Loving Memory of Ben Vallejos who died 14 years ago Oct. 23. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, sons, daughters and grandchildren.

Vallejos, Joseph Abel
Joseph Abel Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2004 - Joseph Abel Vallejos, 69, of Pueblo, Colo. Born on Jan. 11, 1935, in Walsenburg, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Eloisa Vallejos. Survived by his sister, Betty Maes; children, Juanita (Vernon) Maldonado, Rose (Basilio) Martinez, Michael Vallejos, Freda (Craig) Garcia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Vallejos, Larry
Larry Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2002 - Larry Vallejos, 80, formerly of Walsenburg, Colo., was currently residing in Turlock, Calif. Passed away on Dec. 20, 2002, following a brief illness at Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, Calif. Born Lazaro de Jesus Vallejos, Sep. 17, 1922, at the family ranch in Huerfano County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Della; stepson, Ernie Castro II; parents, Antonio and Augustina Vallejos; brothers, Abe, Mike, Tony and Faris Vallejos; sister, Lucy Trujillo. He is survived by sister, Minnie Romero of Turlock, Calif., who lovingly cared for Larry; and brother, Joe Percy (Lucille) Vallejos; and loving niece, Tina Montour. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, stepchildren, step-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Larry was a true cowboy who loved his ranch and family. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Vigil Rosary, at Romero Funeral Home in Pueblo on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Pius X Church 3130 Morris, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 with Father William Huber. Interment, following Mass at Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, with Father Rich Wehrmeyer. Family and friends will be received at brother's home 405 West 27th, Pueblo. Services have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home 525 Main St. Walsenburg, Colo.

Vallejos, Lucia
Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1987 - Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos, Nov. 29 1987. Mother of Dorothy (Bill) Young, Drayton Plains, Mich. Evangeline (Bill) Owensby, Fayetteville, N.C.; Erma (Chuck) Farrell, Sacramento Calif.; Carl (Nadine) Vallejos Roseville, Calif.; Daniel Vallejos, Seattle, Wash. Margie (Robert Waring) Vallejos, Pueblo. Stepmother of Erlinda (Joe) Tafoya Walsenburg; Ester (Dave) Landin, Pueblo, and Anselmo (Gertrude) Vallejos, Trinidad. Sister-in-law of Agnes Vallejo and Santo Vallejos. Also survived by 23 grandchildren 23 great-grandchildren numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Spanish rosary, p.m. Tuesday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 6:3 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., Thursday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Lucia "Lucy" Vallejos. Also mother of Maxine (Robert) Rixman, New Albany, Ind. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Vallejos, Mary R.
Mary R. Vallejos - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 - Mary R. Vallejos died of cancer Oct. 17, 2003 in Walsenburg. She was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Walsenburg. She was preceded in death by her sons, Floyd Martinez and Robert Martinez; husband, Abe Vallejos; and step-daughter, Virginia Everhart Holler. Survived by sons, Ruben "Boice" Martinez and wife Rita Martinez and Michael Vallejos and wife Rebecca Martinez; grandchildren, Mary Joy Martinez, Floyd Martinez, Ryan James Martinez, Alicia Vallejos and Tomas Vallejos; several great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Viola Anderson-Vallejos, Sylvia Valdez-Vallejos and Ed Vallejo; and special friends Joseph and Moses Chavez and France Garbiso.

Vallejos, Pedro Bernardo
Pedro Bernardo (Pete) Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2001 - Pedro Bernardo (Pete) Vallejos, 70, born Oct. 19, 1931, in Weston, Colo., passed away Oct. 28, 2001. Preceded in death by parents, John Felipe and Catarina Vallejos; son, Pedro Jr.; sister, Christine Cordova; brother-in-law, Albert Sanchez. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Margie Vallejos; children, Danny Vallejos of Greeley, Art (Christina) Vallejos of Broomfield, Diane (Nathan) Ruiz of Lakewood, Donald (Gloria) Vallejos of Pueblo, Darlene (Paul) Martinez of Pueblo, Anthony (Andrea) Vallejos of Northglenn, Roger (Cindy) Vallejos of Morrison and Alan Vallejos of the family home; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Levi (Eva) Vallejos; sisters, Alice (Guillermo) Rael, Esther (Filbert) Romero, Dolores Sanchez, Virginia (Paul) Bueno, Beatrice (Dave) Escobedo, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete retired from Pueblo CF&I after 42 years of service. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vallejos, Ricardo Donicio
Ricardo Donicio Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1998 - Ricardo Donicio Vallejos, 59, passed away July 21, 1998. Born on Jan. 24, 1939, in Walsenburg, and served in the U.S. Air Force, was a crane operator for CF&I Steel Mill, member of Moose Lodge No. 19, and enjoyed his Cripple Creek outings. Preceded in death by parents, Kelly and Emma Vallejos. Survived by his wife, Mary R. Vallejos- children, Janet Vallejos, Richard (Bernadette) Vallejos- siblings, David (Isabel) Vallejos, Dolly (Richard) Urruita, Patricia (Robert) Casados, Rosemary (Dan) Martinez- seven grandchildren. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at the church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1607 Jackson.

Vallejos, Salomen Bennie Jr.
Salomon Ben Vallejos - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1985 - Salomon Ben Vallejos, Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, July 10. J, M. Antle, Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1985 - Salomon Ben Vallejos, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away July 10, 1985, in Colorado Springs. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Cremation to follow. Huerfano World - July 29, 1993 - In Loving Memory of Bennie Vallejos Jr. who died July 10, 1985. - Verse - Sadly missed by Mom, Brothers, Sisters and family.

Vallejos, Santos
Santos Vallejos - Huerfano World - September 20, 2001 - Santos Vallejos, 80, passed away Sept. 17, 2001. Survived by his wife, Lisa Vallejos of the family home in Pueblo; children, Jerry (Camellia) Vallejos, Anita (Israel) Vallejos, Nick Vallejos, Anthony (Penny) Vallejos and Angelina Marie Vallejo; step-children, Mike (Sharlene) Baca, Frank (Kathy) Baca, Lori (Marvin) Farris and Ruben Torrez; sisters-in-law, Ramona Trujillo and Agnes Vallejos. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Andrea (nee Trujillo) Vallejos in 1983. Born Nov. 1, 1920 in Walsenburg and was a resident of Pueblo the past 10 years. Member of St. Mary Catholic, Church in Walsenburg F.O. Eagles Lodge No. 1187 in Walsenburg and was a WWII veteran. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 11.5 E. Seventh St., in Walsenburg, with the Reverend Father Rich Wehrmeyer as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team and interment will follow at South St. Mary Cemetery

Valles, Gabino S.
Gabino S. Valles -Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 -Gabino S. Valles, departed this life to be with our Lord in Heaven on July 24, 2004. Born in Ordway, Colo., May 5, 1926. Preceded in death by wife Lupie, May, 2003; parents Henry Valles, Simona and Savino Garcia; siblings Nick and Danny Valles, Vicky Apodaca. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters Henrietta Diaz, Becky (Dan) Jacobs; sons Kenny and John Valles; a grandson he raised, Patrick (Carla) Gurule; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, many more relatives and friends. He retired from Southern Colorado Power Company after 35 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and watching his Western “Cowboy” movies. Special thanks to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Chris, Kaye, Cheryl, Fran and Dr. Nancy Chuch. Viewing Tues., 11am- 5pm at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary Tuesday, 7pm, Funeral mass, Wed., 9:30am. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Valles, Rose
Rose Valles - Rocky Mountain News - December 05, 1994 - Rose Valles, 90, of Denver died Nov. 5 at home. Services were Nov. 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Valles was born April 19, 1904, in Walsenburg. She was a cafeteria employee. Survivors include a son, Julian; three daughters, Viola Zamora, Sally Silva and Betty Lopez; two sisters, Carrie Vigil and Helen LaGrandeur; six brothers, Tobin Vigil, Bill Vigil, Tom Vigil, Tony Vigil, Jack Vigil and Nolbert Jasso; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Vallez, Anna Maria
Anna Maria Vallez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Anna Maria Vallez Johnson Martinez. Funeral, 1 p.m. Monday, Valdez Cemetery, Farisita. Family will receive family and friends at 420 W. Tenth, 542-8952, 595-9645.

Vallez, Judith Mary
Judith Mary Vallez – Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 2006 - Judith Mary Vallez, 43, of Pueblo. Now beholds the face of her Maker. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, 2006. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Joseph Garcia; aunts, Rose Garcia and Vera Rodriguez; uncles, Robert and Richard Garcia; cousins, Christopher Herrera and Ruben Maldonado. Survived by son, Ruben Garcia; grandson, Ruben Garcia Jr.; grandmother, Mary Garcia; aunt, Susan Garcia; mother, Mary Wendorf; sister, Lorraine Sanchez; dear friend, Lawrence Sanchez Sr.; brothers, Lawrence (Debbie) Sanchez Jr., Patrick (Dana) Sierra, Ryan Willetts, Mario Wendorf and Maurice Wendorf; best friend, Rochelle Sifuentes-Mercado; special nieces, Schanae and Scharie Dantzman; and many other nieces and nephews. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after burial. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made to Romero Funeral Home in Judith's memory.

Valliant, Hope C.
Hope C. Valliant - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2002 - Hope C. Valliant, 79, passed away Dec. 23, 2002. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Alfred F. Valliant Sr., of the family home; sons, Alfred F. Valliant Jr. and Alan Gene Valliant (special friend, Luann Walton), all of Pueblo; and sisters, Jessie Bennett, Joy Bennett, Mollie Bruner, all of Oklahoma, Eva Ruth Morris of San Antonio, Texas, and Patricia Richardson of Pampa, Texas. Hope was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Preston, Texas. She worked at Safeway for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

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