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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Via, Nellie
Nellie Via - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Nellie Via, age 77, of Lamar, died May 19, 2000. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000. Both services at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial at Fort Lyon Veterans National Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Valley Memorial, Lamar. Memorial contributions to the church.

Vialpando, Adelmo
Adelmo "Elmer" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2005 - Adelmo "Elmer" Vialpando, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005. He is survived by his sisters, Marcella Gomez, Priscilla (Bob) Medina, Annie (Raul) Sandoval, Barbara (Albert) Garcia, Martha Vialpando; brothers, Silvan (Viola) Vialpando, Donald Vialpando; brother-in-law, George Medina; and numerous nieces and nephews. "Elmer" loved his trips to Cripple Creek and playing bingo. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Nov. 29, 2005, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to take place at a later date in Chama, Colo.

Vialpando, Annie J.
Annie J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1999 - Annie J. Vialpando, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 1999 . She was married to Fred R. Vialpando, who survives her, as do her children, Fred., Diane, Irene, Earl, Renold and Eli- 10 grandchildren- and one great-grandchild. Visitation at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday followed by a prayer service at 5 p.m. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, June28, 1999 , at Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Vialpando, Ben
Ben Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2003 - Ben Vialpando, 48, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 3, 2003. Born Jan. 22, 1955, in Merced, Calif. Preceded in death by father, Benino Vialpando. Survived by his loving wife, Becky; sons, Raymond and James; daughter, Mona Lisa (James); mother, Ernestine; brothers, Virgil (Joy) Dennis (Patsy) and Jose (Holly); sister, Gail (Scott); two grandchildren. Ben will also be missed by the Avalos family and many other family members and friends. He was involved with Pueblo Bikers United and loved what they stood for which was helping children. Ben died doing what he loved most, riding against the wind. We will ride one last time on earth, then you can ride safely with God forever. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family. There also will be a graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs CO. Military honors by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Government Agency, 720 N. Greenwood. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vialpando, Betsy E.
Betsy E. Vialpando Pueblo Chieftain September 06, 2006 - Betsy E. "Pidy" Vialpando departed this life on Sept. 3, 2006, following a brief illness. A lifetime Avondale resident, Pidy was born Aug. 4, 1928. She was a homemaker and caregiver. She loved exercising, cooking, baking and shopping. She loved being with the "loves of her life," her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tobias "Toby" Vialpando; parents, Abundo and Roselia Sanchez; daughter-in-law, Pat Vialpando; and sisters, Olivia Jacquez and Stella Valdez. Pidy is survived by her children, Rita (Eli) Berumen, Antionette (Bernard) Padilla and Arthur Vialpando; grandchildren, Carmen (Garrett Ortiz) Romero, Elias (Kerri) Berumen, Carlos Berumen, Tim Romero, Tony (Tonya) Padilla, Randy (Lisa) Padilla, Reyland Padilla, Tiffany and Mario Vialpando; great-grandchildren, Elicia, Marissa, Devin, Kris, Daniel, Mercedes, Brady, Michael and Allie; also survived by her brothers, Albert (Ramona) Sanchez, Raymond Sanchez and Danny Jaquez; sisters, Mary (Terry) Sena, Angela (Lino) Ambriz and Sofie Schambach; sisters-in-law, Della Ornelas, Ruth Contreras and Frances Vialpando; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary Martinez, Sofia and Henry Bernal and Eppie and Liz Solano. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with interment to follow at St. Vrain Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Hall after burial.

Vialpando, Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph Vialpando - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 19, 2008 - Charles Joseph Vialpando, 75, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Vialpando; children, Deb (Dennis) Darrow, Lisa (Rick) Sexton and Tom (Marilyn) Vialpando; stepson, Tim (Sherri) Day; grandchildren, Leah Osbern, Carly and Ally Darrow, Elizabeth, Zachariah, and Hannah Vialpando, and Taylor and Cassie Day. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Terese Catholic Church in Pueblo.

Vialpando, Charlotte
Charlotte Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1998 - Charlotte Vialpando, 77, of Pueblo passed away Sept. 22, 1998. Survived by her husband of 40 years, Mike- children, Lynda L. Moinzad and Marla (Richard) Casias- stepchildren, Mike Vialpando, Connie Sanford and Joseph Vialpando- grandchildren, John P. Moinzad, Armon Moinzad, Sasha D. Moinzad, Natasha R. Casias, Joshua Casias and Mike M. (Bobbie Jo) Vialpando III- and nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Luis Ray) Romero, Debra J. (Victor) Orozco, David L. Taylor, Raymond (Mary) Pena, Ernest (Mary) Romero, Henrietta (George) Sandoval, Jerry Lee Romero, Frankie Romero and Rose Valdez. After living a good life she is now reunited with her parents, four sisters and three brothers who preceded her in death. Charlotte loved playing the game of Chance, traveling and being with her friends and family. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon N.Y. 10551-0598 in her memory.

Vialpando, Cornelio J.
Cornelio J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2004 - Cornelio J. Vialpando, 85, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord, Sept. 18, 2004. Born Oct. 28, 1918, in Chama, Colo., to the union of Eduvihen and Rafelita Vialpando. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha Vialpando; one brother, two sisters, and son-in-law, Joseph Trujillo. Survived by children, Flora (Billy) Gonzales, Cathy Trujillo, Louella (Pedro) Padilla, Anthony Cornelio Vialpando, Sylvia (James) Puga, Calvin (Charlene) Vialpando, Johnnie Vialpando, Jonel (Reuben) Casias; brother, Fred Vialpando; sister, Rose Rivera; 20 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. He retired from the Rainbow Bakery and was an inspirational Christian, he loved hunting, fishing and spending good times with all his family and friends. For years he and mom sold at the farmers market and enjoyed sharing his blessings with the poor and needy. His joy was to share Jesus with everyone he met. Viewing, 2 to 5:30 p.m., prayer service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Vialpando, Dimas P.
Dimas P. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2004 - Dimas P. Vialpando, age 61, a longtime Colorado Springs resident, died on July 25, 2004, at St. Francis - Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. He was born on Oct. 5, 1942, at Maes Creek, Colo., a son of the late Gabriel and Eliasaida Maes Vialpando. Dimas was a retired journeyman molder, having retired from Svedala Industries in 1999 after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and he loved to play the guitar. Dimas is survived by his wife, Eleanor Vialpando; children, Emily, Victor and David Vialpando, all of Colorado Springs, Steve Barela of Pueblo, Brenda (Tim) Hurtado of Riverside, Calif.; sisters, Phyllis (Charlie) Burke and Juanita (Al) Martinez, both of Denver, Pete (Cordelia) Vialpando of Hayward, Calif.; grandchildren, Ashley and Kristina Martinez of Pueblo, Lucas Vialpando, Jasmine and Jerod Abeyta, Gabriela and Vincent Vialpando, David and Hannah Griego, all of Colorado Springs, Joe and Reuben Barela of Pueblo, Tim and Sara Hurtado and devoted granddaughter, Vanessa Hurtado, all of Riverside, Calif.; special friend, Gene Sanchez; devoted niece, Naomi Meehan; special (primo) Dwayne "Dude" Vialpando; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Blunt Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, with the Rev. Neil Wack CSC officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Vialpando, Elisaida M.
Elisaida M. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Elisaida M. Vialpando, 87, of Walsenburg. Survived by children, Dimas (Eleanor) Vialpando, Colorado Springs, Phyllis (Charley) Burke, Denver, Pedro "Pete" (Corky) Vialpando, Hayward, Calif., Juanita (Al) Martinez, Denver-sisters, Perfecta Maes, Pueblo, Clorinda Ortivez, Walsenburg- brother, Toby Maes, Pueblo- 19 grandchildren- 15 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Gabriel Vialpando in 1979. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday with Father George Uralkunnel officiating. Interment, Valdez Cemetery in Gardner. Huerfano World - May 20, 1999 - Elisaida M. Vialpando, 87, of Walsenburg, died April 27, 1999 at her home. Born November 2, 1911 in Maes Creek to Juan Pablo and Manuelita Rael Maes, she was a member of St. Mary Church and Coronado Club. Mrs. Vialpando is survived by her children, Dimas Vialpando, Colorado Springs, Phyllis Burke, Denver, Pedro Vialpando, Hayward, CA, Juanita Martinez, Denver; sisters, Perfecta Maes, Pueblo and Clorinda Ortivez, Walsenburg; a brother, Toby Maes, Pueblo; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was May 1 at St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery in Gardner.

Vialpando, Ernest Joseph
Ernest Joseph Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2000 - Ernest Joseph Vialpando, age 68, passed away Oct. 28, 2000. Mr. Vialpando is preceded in death by his parents, Macedonio and Amalia Vialpando; mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Feliz Martinez; and brothers, Dominico and Leo Ortega. He is survived by his loving wife, Fran Vialpando; and children, Phyllis (Rick) Vigil, Lottie (Ron) Serna and Sonya Vialpando. Grandfather of Daniela Trujillo and Jason Trujillo, Nicol Esquibel, Mario Serna and Carlos (Roseanna Vigil) Serna. Great-grandfather of his pride and joy, Monica Trujillo. Other great-grandchildren are Emelio and Antonio Trujillo. Ernest is also survived by his brothers, Aron (Bernice) Ortega and Leofonso (Genevieve) Ortega; sisters, Mary Griego and Billie (Amos) Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews; godchildren, David Romero, Lori Herrera, Ernie Joe Griego and Nicol Esquibel and confirmed Al Estrada Jr.; as well as extended family and friends. His greatest joy was his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Vialpando retired from Rainbo Bakery after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Anne Church parish. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 11 a.m., St. Anne Church. Cremation will follow.

Vialpando, Florentino
Florentino "Floyd" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - Florentino "Floyd" Vialpando, 93, of Pueblo passed away Dec. 21, 1998. Born on March 11, 1905, in Costilla, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Josefita Vialpando- three brothers, Ruben, J.I. and Max Vialpando- and three sisters, Florencia DeHerrera, Eleanor Hurtado and Clorinda Chavez. Survived by his loving wife, Martha Vialpando, of the family home- sons, John (Adeline) Vialpando Sr. and Floyd (Mary Ellen) Vialpando Jr., both of Pueblo- daughters, Mary A. Martinez, Pueblo, and Tina (Arthur) Padilla, Chicago, Ill.- stepson, William (Flora) Salazar, Pueblo- stepdaughters, Ruth (Orlando) Bobian, Pueblo, Colo., Roberta Ortivez, Pueblo, and Mary Ellen Montano, Denver, Colo.- sister, Susanna Aragon, Pueblo- 15 grandchildren- and 27 great-grandchildren. Floyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, singing and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shrine of St. Therese Church, Rev. Vicente Paz en la Casa, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after Mass.

Vialpando, Joe G.
Joe G. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1987 - Joe G. Vialpando, 89, late of 1516 E. Second, departed this life Oct. 16, 1987. Preceded in death by wife, Sinforosa Vialpando , in 1965; son, Frank Vialpando, in 1981; and daughter, Maria Vialpando, in 1986. Survived by children, Toby (Sadie) Vialpando of California, Rafilita (Joseph) Gomez of Denver, Mary (Gilbert) Baca and Eddie Vialpando, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Lupe Vialpando of Denver; and sister, Esther Medina of Pueblo. Also survived by 37 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Evening service, 7 p.m. Monday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 1516 E. Second, home of Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Baca.

Vialpando, John Gilbert
John Gilbert Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2006 - John Gilbert Vialpando, 67. Born Sept. 28, 1938, in Avondale, passed away July 28, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was proprietor of Gil's Barber Shop since 1960 until his illness. He retired from Coors Ceramic Plant in 1993. Gil was a member of the Autobee Club, FOE Pueblo Aerie No. 145. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He also loved music and dancing. He graduated from Central High School, the class of 1957. Gil was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene "Gene" Pando and Delma Autobee Pando; and a sister, Evangeline Pando Berkenhoff. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Virginia Roldan Vialpando of the family home; children, Louis Vialpando, Los Angeles, Calif., Debbie (Raymond) Gone, Harlem, Mont., Jerry Vialpando, Aurora, Colo., Lisa (Michael) Lichtwardt, Havre de Grace, Md.; a sister, Marian Pando Amland, Fort Pierce, Fla.; four grandchildren, Justin and Elizabeth Vialpando, Brianne (Tristan) Harkins, Sarah Gone; one great-granddaughter, Cadence Harkins; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and extended family. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, with the Rev. Kevin Bachmann, OSB, as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites. In your charity, memorial donations may be made in memory of Gil Vialpando, to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Vialpando, Joseph
Joseph Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2000 - Joseph Vialpando, a restaurant cook, passed away Jan. 10, 2000. Born July 23, 1944, in Rawlins, Wyo. Preceded in death by son, Phillip Vialpando; father, Mike (Charlotte) Vialpando; and grandparents, Fermin (Benita) Vialpando, who raised Joseph. He graduated from Midwest College of Culinary Arts and worked in several Pueblo restaurants. Survived by his loving children, Mike (Bobbie Jo) Vialpando and Marla (Richard) Casias; mother, Vera Eisenberg; brother, Mike A. Vialpando; grandchildren, Natasha and Joshua Casias, Phillip J. Romero, Angel and Angelo Vialpando and numerous relatives and friends. He enjoyed watching wrestling matches and visiting with his neighbors. At Mr. Vialpando's request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Inurnment at a later date in Rawlins, Wyo.

Vialpando, Joseph Eddie Sr.
Joseph Eddie Vialpando Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - Joseph Eddie Vialpando Sr., 59, affectionately known as Mr. V," passed away Jan. 25, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 19, 1938, in Walsenburg. He was a meat cutter by trade. Survived by his children, Joe Eddie Vialpando Jr., Chris Vialpando, Ted Vialpando, Vince Vialpando, Efren (Betty) Vialpando, Jose Elipio Vialpando and Liz (Joe Duran) Conner- siblings, Joe T. (Sadie) Vialpando, Rafelita (Joe) Gomez and Mary Baca- aunt, Esther Medina- niece, Barbara Baca- sister-in-law, Lupe Vialpando- 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents, Jose and Sinforosa Vialpando- sister, Annie Montoya- and brother, Frank A. Vialpando. Evening service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Angelus Funeral Chapel, Rev. Jerry Montoya officiating. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Family will receive friends at 1104 Palmer.

Vialpando, Joseph Jr.
Joseph Vialpando Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Joseph Vialpando Jr., 45, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 9, 2000. Born March 27, 1955, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Joseph E. Vialpando Sr. Survived by sons, Joseph E. Vialpando III, James Vialpando, and Jerry Vialpando, all of Pueblo; daughter, Sherry Vialpando, Pueblo; mother, Bertha (Sonny) Trujillo, Pueblo; brothers, Jose Vialpando, Denver, Vince Vialpando, Ted Vialpando, Chris Vialpando and Efren (Betty) Vialpando, all of Pueblo; sister, Liz (Henry) Cruz, Pueblo; and grandchildren, Noah and Alexis Vialpando, both of Pueblo. Joseph loved spending time with children and grandchildren. He also loved fishing and animals. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Tony Garcia officiating. Both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment.

Vialpando, Leo
Leo Vialpando - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Leo Vialpando, 69, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Turkey Creek, died Wednesday, July 14, 1993. Born Oct. 20, 1923 in Gardner, he lived his earlier life in the area, joining the US Army in 1941. He married Scholastica "Lucky" Barela Aug. 12, 1946. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1960 where he worked as a mess attendant for the US Air Force Academy. Mr. Vialpando is survived by his wife, Scholastica, Colorado Springs; ten children, David Vialpando, Duane Vialpando, John Vialpando, Yvonne Vialpando, Dori Vialpando, Suzanne Hernandez, Marcella Vialpando, Dwight Vialpando, Robert Vialpando and William Vialpando; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Tuesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery.

Vialpando, Margaret Maria
Margaret Maria Vialpando - Huerfano World - April 19, 2007 - Margaret Maria Vialpando passed away on April 11, 2007 at her home in Gardner. Born February 20, 1927. She is preceded in death by her husband primitive, sons Everette, Juno, and Roger Vialpando; her Parents Estanslado and Clarita Cortez, and three sisters, five brothers, and grandson Wayne Galvez. She is survived by nine children, Veronica (Harold) Vargas, Tim and Chuck Vialpando, Jess (Gina) Vialpando, Barbara Galvez, Esther (John) Vialpando, Stan (Evelyn) Vialpando, and Francis Castillo. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Nora Cortez; grandchildren Joaquin (Tess) Medina, Harold Vargas Jr., India, Tara, Tano, Ricco, Tasia Vialpando, Andrea and Tara Vialpando, Stewart Vialpando, Jason Cisneros, Myra (Juan) Trujillo, Barbara (Carlos) Santana, Melissa and Jess Jr. Vialpando, Marge (Shane) DeFreese, Lydia and Nick Vialpando, Stanley Vialpando Jr., Semi Gordon, Charlie and Nicolette Galvez, and David Montez, 26 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Margaret also liked going to Bingo, loved supporting her church, loved cooking for her family and friends and sewing blanket for all of her family.

Vialpando, Mary
Mary Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1999 - Mary Vialpando, 90, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 2, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation, 2-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Vialpando, Mike
Mike Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - Mike Vialpando, 78, passed away Aug. 12, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Vialpando- parents, Fermin and Benita Vialpando- and grandson, Phillip Vialpando. Survived by his children, Mike A. (Linda) Vialpando, Joseph Vialpando, Connie (Roy) Summerford, Lynda Moinzad and Marla (Richard) Casias-grandchildren, Dion, Sandy, Pam, Victor, Sharon, Mike III, Sherry, James, Robert, Renee, John, Armon, Sasha, Natasha and Joshua- numerous great-grandchildren- brother, Jake (June) Vialpando of Wyoming- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Vialpando was a U.S. Army veteran. He served his God, his country, his wife and family with a strong hand and a soft heart. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9:30a.m. Monday. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Kidney Foundation through the funeral home office.

Vialpando, Patricia L.
Patricia L. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2000 - Patricia L. Vialpando, 39, of Pueblo, passed away April 2, 2000. Born April 28, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Juan and Adelida Romero and Gilbert and Cordelia Dorrance. Also preceded in death by grandparents-in-law, Moses and Amalia Vialpando and Abundo and Roselia Sanchez; and god-child, Crystal Dorrance. Survived by her loving husband, Arthur Vialpando, of the family home; children, Tiffany and Mario Vialpando, of the family home; parents, Filemon-Phil and Mary Romero, Pueblo; sisters, Phyllis Laydon (Frank Milne), Arvada, Colo., and Yvonne (Gary) Roybal, Lakewood, Colo.; brothers, Terry (Geri) Romero, Windsor, CO., Frank (Linda) Romero, Lloyd (Angie) Romero , Phillip (Dorothy) Romero, Carl (DeAnn) Romero, all of Pueblo; parents-in-law, Tobias and Betsy Vialpando, Avondale, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Rita (Eli) Beruman, and Antionette (Bernard) Padilla, both of Pueblo; godchildren, Michael Laydon and Elicia Romero. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on both sides. Patricia enjoyed baseball games, making crafts and cooking the best green chile. She loved the times she spent with her family. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Bank and Trust in remembrance of Patricia Vialpando.

Vialpando, Patrick
Patrick Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2002 - Patrick Vialpando, 36, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 13, 2002, due to a motor vehicle accident. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Carmen Vialpando; and nephew, Martin Ayala. Survived by his loving wife, Eleanor Vialpando; sons, Jeremy and Josh; daughters, Jill and Aliesha; parents, John and Adeline Vialpando; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Mary Archuletta; grandparents, Raymond and Bea Lopez; brothers, John Jr., Ernest and Ryan; sisters, Cindy (Martin) Ayala, Loretta Aragon and Jeanette (Maurice) Vialpando-Johnson; brothers-in-law, Robert (Ebby) Archuletta, Chuck (Cindy) Archuletta and Anthony Archuletta; sisters-in-law, Dolores Montoya, Susan (Joe) Martinez and Cindy (Rocky) Amato; Godsons, Isaiah and Nicholas; good friend, Joe Trujillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He graduated from Central High School in 1984, won state champ in wrestling in 1983. He attended Western State College, then served his country in the U.S. Navy. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall following Inurnment.

Vialpando, Philip
Philip Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Philip Vialpando, 427 W. 12th St., departed this life March 21, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Dec. 20, 1964, in Wyoming. Survived by parents, Joseph Vialpando and Rose Valdez, both of Pueblo; one sister, Maria Vialpando, one brother, Mike Vialpando, both of Pueblo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Vialpando, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eisenberg, great-grandfather, Fermin Vialpando, all of Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. To cremation.

Vialpando, Primitivo
Primitivo Ralph Vialpando - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Primitivo (Juno) Ralph Vialpando, 37, died at his Home in Gardner Jan. 1, 1993. Born in Pueblo Dec. 15, 1955, the son of Primitivo and Margaret Cortez Vialpando, after graduating from high school he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for one year. He was disabled from an accident suffered early in his life and never worked. He married the former Susan Montez, Aug. 8, 1988 in Turkey Creek. Survivors include his wife, Susan, Gardner; a stepson, David Montez, Gardner; his mother, Margaret Vialpando, Gardner; six brothers, Edward, Tim, Charles and Randy Vialpando, all of Gardner, Jess Vialpando, Maes Creek, and Stan Vialpando, Oxford, OH; five sisters, Veronica Vargas, Gardner, Francis Trujillo and Barbara Galvez, Pueblo, Esther Vialpando, Turkey Creek and Yvette Vialpando, Walsenburg; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral mass was Wednesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in La Paloma Cemetery at Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vialpando, Robert Samuel
Robert Samuel Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2001 - Robert Samuel Vialpando, 48, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 20, 2001. Born Jan. 8, 1953, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Margarito Vialpando; and sister, Fonsita Vialpando. Survived by his mother, Cora Vialpando; sister, Juanita Arguello; brothers, Louis (Roseann) Vialpando and Daniel Vialpando; niece, Melissa Vialpando; nephews, Danny Paul, Aaron Samuel and Isaiah Vialpando; uncle, Art Valdez; aunts, Beatrice (Ernest) Arguello, Tina Valdez; and sister-in-law, Betty Vialpando; numerous cousins. Bobby enjoyed the time that he spent with his friends at the Spectrum Community Day Program. He also enjoyed listening to music. Viewing today 1-7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary Thursday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Funeral service Friday, 11 a.m., both at Romero Funeral Chapel. Officiant, Chaplain James Slak. Cremation to follow service. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Vialpando, Tito J.
Tito J. Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Tito J. Vialpando, 79. Born April 10, 1926, passed away Nov. 28, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Jose and Fernanda Vialpando; two brothers and three sisters. Survived by his sister, Della Sais and numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the Army during World War II. At his request there will be no viewing or service. Interment at Fort Logan in Denver, Colo. Flowers or donations may be sent to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, 1716 Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001, or through the funeral home.

Vialpando, Tobias
Tobias "Toby" Vialpando - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Tobias "Toby" Vialpando, 72, departed this life at his home Oct. 23, 2001, following a brief illness. A lifetime Avondale resident, Toby was born Oct. 29, 1928. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1983 as an ammo specialist. In days gone by, Toby was quite a baseball player, having played for the Pueblo Indians and Walter's Brewery teams. He loved watching the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. To the community of Avondale he was known as "Cruiser," as he enjoyed taking people to the store or doctor's appointments. He truly cared about his fellow citizen. It was a known fact that daily between the hour of 9 to 9:30 a.m. Toby could be found at Sacred Heart Church praying the rosary. He never missed a day or Sunday Mass. Preceded in death by his parents, Moises and Amalia (Valdez) Vialpando; daughter-in-law, Patricia Vialpando; brothers, Aggie Pando, Tony (Espiridon) Vialpando; brother-in-law, Jim Ornelas; nephews, Joey Montez and Albert Sanchez Jr. Toby leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 53 years, Betsy Elizabeth (Sanchez) Vialpando; children, Arthur Vialpando, Rita (Eli) Berumen, Antionette (Bernard) Padilla; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, who all were the love of his life. He called them his monkeys. The grandchildren: Carmen (Tim) Romero, Elias (Kerri) Berumen, Carlos Berumen, Tony, Randy and Reyland Padilla, Mario, Tiffany Vialpando, Elicia, Marissa, Devin, Kris, Daniel and Mercedes. Survived also by sisters, Della Ornelas, Ruth Contreras, Annie Montez; sisters-in-law, Frances Vialpando, Amelia Pando, Mary (Terry) Sena, Angela (Lino) Ambriz; brothers-in-law, Albert (Ramona) Sanchez, Raymond Sanchez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, to include special friends Marcello Soto, Lupe Marine, Adolph Torres, Eppie and Liz Solano. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Rev. Paul Montez, O.S.B., celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Vicenti, Joseph
Joseph Vicenti - Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Joseph Vicenti was killed in the Oakview mine.

Vicic, Jack
Jack Vicic - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - Jack Vicic, 90, of Walsenburg, walked into heaven on Friday, March 14, 2003. Born Nov. 9, 1912 in Ravenwood to Jacob Vicic and Ursula Preltz Vicic. Jack worked in the coal mines in the Walsenburg-Trinidad area for 50 years, then retired from the Allen Mine. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. I Jack married Mary Milinazzo, his beloved wife of 63 years, March 25, 1940. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Mary Vicic, Walsenburg; daughter, Patty Corsentino, Walsen- burg; a son, Jack J. (Elke) Vicic, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Jacque Corsentino, Walsenburg, J.J. (Nicole) Vicic, Sedalia, Brad (Jessica) Vicic, Highlands Ranch, Sherri Corsentino (Dana) Rasic, Falcon, Kena Vicic (Jeff) Blais, Centennial, and Barbie Corsentino, Colorado Springs; great grandchildren, Justin Noga, Walsenburg, Ty Noga, Walsenburg, and Bailey Rasic, Falcon. Also survived by brother, Rudy Castello, Pueblo; and sisters, Justine Hren, Leadville, and Frances Novak, Salida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Jacob Vicic; mother, Ursula Vicic Castello; sisters, Matilda Vicic Mutz, Mary Castello Bubnich and Rose Castello Landis; brothers, John Vicic and Joe Vicic; and son-in-law, Johnny Joe Corsentino. Donations can be made to Sister Carol's Senior Outreach Center, Walsenburg. Funeral mass, Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 11 a.m., St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Burial, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg.

Vick, Alize J.
Alize J. Vick - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 16, 2007 - May 28, 2005 - October 10, 2007. God's Angel, Alize J. Vick age 2 1/2. Sister of Anthony. Beloved daughter of Ashley Lindenberger and Chris Vick, precious granddaughter of Tom and Kathleen Heil, Carlos Rodriguez, Arthur and Pam White, great granddaughter of Jan Lindenberger of Colorado Springs, Martha Johnson of Arkansas. Survived by Aunt Jolene Tallent, Amanda Vick and John, cousin Denali Vick, other family members. Donations to be made to Wells Fargo Bank c/o Alize Vick/Band of Brothers of Pueblo. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17th at Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. Pueblo, CO.

Vick, Sophie
Sophie Vick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Sophie Vick, passed away Feb. 18, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Erland Vick, in 1977; her parents, Anton and Mary Kochevar; sisters, Mary Vidmar, Rose Parr, Frances DeJoy, Jennie Shields, Catherine Kochevar and Ann Beditch; and brother, Anton Kochevar. She is survived by her son, Erland Vick; sister, Christine Ahlin; nephew, Bobby (Angie) Parr; and niece, Shirley Parr; as well as other numerous relatives. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese in Sophie's memory.

Vickerman, Harold G.
Harold G. Vickerman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1985 - Harold G. Vickerman, 2027 County Road 115, Westcliffe. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Westcliffe. Interment, Rosita Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Hope Lutheran Church or National Jewish Hospital and Asthma Center through Holt-Dixon Mortuary.

Vickers, Frank E.
Frank E. Vickers - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - Frank E. Vickers, 95, of Topeka, KS, died September 8, 1994 in a retirement home in that city. Born Dec. 10, 1898, in Allen County, KS, he grew up there and graduated from LaHarpe High School. He started a teaching career in a one room rural school in Allen County. He served 34 years in the Topeka school system after several years in other districts. From 1957 to 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Vickers spent the summers in La Veta. He was married to the former Fern Proctor in Iola, KS. She died in 1989. Survivors include two sons, E. Newton Vickers, Topeka and Richard E. Vickers, Woodland Park; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Vickers, Phyllis Ann
Phyllis Ann Vickers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Phyllis Ann Vickers, 67, passed away Jan. 23, 1998. Survived by her husband, William H. Vickers, of the family home- children, Cheri (Jack) Walker of Chandler, Ariz., Teri (Steve) Borgstedt of Pueblo, William H. (Gelene) Vickers III of Pueblo- sisters, Bonnie (Vester) Orr and Sue (Alan) Campbell- grandchildren, Ann (Shane) Bennett, Jeff (Melanie) Walker, Chris Borgstedt, Chad Borgstedt, Stephanie, Joshua, Ashlee and Matthew Vickers- great-grandchildren, Austin Walker, Joseph, Katie, and Anna Bennett. Born to Pauline (nee Miller) and Garland Henson on Sept. 1, 1930, in Frankfort, Ind., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Phyllis was an accountant for the Pueblo Country Club. Member of the Fellowship of the Rockies, Pueblo Choral Society, McDowell Club, Club Accountants Association of Colorado, Awana Club Leader and past board member of the Caring Pregnancy Center. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The Fellowship of the Rockies will conduct a at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave., with the Rev. Dale Schmidt officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Fellowship of the Rockies, through the funeral home office.

Vickers, Sarah Elizabeth
Sarah Elizabeth Vickers - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - Sarah Elizabeth Vickers, 91, of Moreland, died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at her home. She was born on Sept. 3, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to James Henry and Rebecca Jane Douglas Setters. She attended elementary school in North Avondale, Colo., and graduated from Central High School in Pueblo. In 1933, she married Paul E. Plank in Pueblo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1937. On Aug. 19, 1942, she married Edward C. Vickers in Raton, N.M., he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1974. She was a member of the Methodist church. Sarah worked as an accountant in the administration department at the Pueblo Army Depot for 24 years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, crocheting and making calendars. She is survived by one son, Donald (Carolyn) Plank of Blackfoot, Idaho; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; one son, James Howard Plank; three brothers, Cecil, Jacob, and Douglas Setters; one sister, LaMont Gerringer; and one grandson, Paul Douglas Plank. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel in Pueblo. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo.

Vickery, Monte
Monte Vickery - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 1999 - Monte Vickery, 44 of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No viewing or service.

Vidal, Numa (Mrs.)
Mrs. Numa Vidal Colorado Weekly Chieftain September 12, 1878 Died in this city, on Wednesday evening September 4th, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Vidal, wife of Numa Vidal.

Vidana, Frank
Frank Vidana - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1987 - Frank Vidana, 59, late of 2021 E. Fifth Street, passed away Oct. 18, 1987, due to an auto accident. He was employed at Pueblo Depot Activity with 20 years of service. Preceded in death by his father, Jose Vidana in 1976. Survived by wife, Gloria Vidana; children, Frances (Alfred) Atencio of Colorado Springs; Peggy (Bob) Aranda of Denver, Frank (Vivian) Vidana Jr., Jackie (Andy) Chavez, David Vidana and Michelle Vidana, all of Pueblo. Brother of Joe Vidana of Pueblo and a sister, Vera Martinez, of California. Survived also by nine grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He enjoyed playing pool, singing and playing the guitar and golfing. A member of the Pueblo West golf club. A veteran of the Korean Conflict. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel and 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery with the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 2021 E. Fifth Street.

Vidana, Gloria B.
Gloria B. Vidana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1999 - Gloria B. Vidana, 65, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 19, 1999. Born Dec. 10, 1933, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Frank Vidana- her parents, Ben and Margaret Duvall- and two brothers, Art and Richard Duvall. Survived by sons, Frank (Vivian) Vidana and David (Sandy) Vidana, both of Pueblo- daughters, Frances Atencio, Pueblo West, Peggy (Bob) Aranda, Jackie (Dave) Mares and Michelle (Candy) Vidana, all of Pueblo- brother, Julio (Priscilla) Duvall, Pueblo- sister, Judy De la Cruz, Denver- and grandchildren, Chris, Tony, Frank (Valerie) III, Michael, Brian, Jeremy, David, Andrew, Daniel, Dustin, Darren, Derek, Kristen, Tiffany, Maggie, Celeste, Day-Day and Kathleen. Gloria enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, camping and working in her yard. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 p.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall after the interment.

Vider, Catherine F.
Catherine F. Lest Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2003 - Catherine F. Lest Vider, 86, born March 5, 1917, passed away peacefully May 6, 2003. Preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Snedec and second husband, Joseph Vider. Mrs. Vider was the 12th child of 15 children born to Frank and Johanna Lest. She is survived by her sisters, Freda Bruening, Wickliffe, Ohio, and Georgia Pannunzio of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Sophie Lest; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, other relatives and friends. Catherine was very proud of her Lest heritage and being one of the largest families in the Grove at one time. She also took pride in her cooking and baking. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be held. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church in her memory.

Vider, Frank W.
Frank W. Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1997 - Frank W. Vider, 87, passed away Dec. 28, 1997. Survived by his wife, Doris Vider- children, Tim Hugh (Diana) Vider, Patrick William (Judi) Vider, Dennis Vider, Terry (Roberta) Vider, Jeff (Peggy) Vider, Thad (Denise) Vider, Larry Vider and Bill (Erna) Rowe- a daughter, Bette Brezindine- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- and brother, Henry (Lorna) Vider of California. Mr. Vider retired in 1974 from the Santa Fe Railroad and was a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 to 5 p.m. today, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Vider, Rose
Rose Vider - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1989 - Rose Vider, 99 years, 10 months, passed away Dec. 18, 1989. Born in Pittsburg, Kan., Feb. 20, 1890. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vider in 1926; three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Vider resided at 317 E. Evans where she made her home with her son, Joe Vider. Also survived by sons, Frank (Doris) Vider, Pueblo; and Henry (Lorna) Vider, Anaheim, Calif.; one brother, Lee (Minnie) Wettstein, Pittsburg, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vider was a member of SNPJ Orel Lodge No. 21 for 72 years. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with the Rev. W.L. Waye officiating. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vidic, John J., Jr.
John J. Vidic Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife, June Vidic, of the family home; and his children, Patricia (Kevin), Wichita, Kan., Dale (Mangey), San Francisco, and Jim (Jennifer) of Anchorage, Alaska. Also survived by five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Abel and Eileen Sprecco; mother-in-law, Virginia Schweiger; sister-in-law, Janet (Ken) Kihn; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends whom he loved. Predeceased by his parents, John and Amelia Vidic; and father-in-law, Dale Schweiger. John graduated from Central High School in 1943. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II, and worked at the CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1986 after 43 years of service. He served as president of the Old Timers Baseball Association, was an honorary member of the Colorado Football and Baseball Association, and a member of the Pueblo Study Group of Basketball and Football Officials. John was also a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), a lifetime member of BPOE No. 90, Preseren and VFW No. 3641 and was on the Board of the Power Credit Union. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vidlarria, Francisco
Francisco Vidlarria Steamboat Pilot September 27, 1911 Francisco Vidlarria, a Mexican of Trinidad, was instantly killed by a fall of 30 feet down an unfinished well.

Vidman, Francisco (Mrs.)
Mrs. Francisco Vidman - Wray Rattler - July 20, 1901 - Two terrible accidents occurred on the same day at Pueblo on the 10th instant, from attempting to start fires with kerosene oil Mrs. Francisco Vidman died at the Sisters' hospital and Mrs. Savereo Deldondo was taken to the Pueblo hospital in apparently a dying condition.

Vidmar, Elsie C.
Elsie C. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Elsie C. Vidmar, 86, born Feb. 22, 1917, passed away Feb. 5, 2004. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary Vidmar; brothers, Frank and Raymond Vidmar; and sister, Eleanor Pucell. Survived by her sister, Agnes (Noble) Shaner; nephew, Jim Shaner; niece, Karen Stark; and brother-in-law, Richard Pucell. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall following the interment. In lieu of food, donations may be made to St. Mary Church in her memory.

Vidmar, J. Ted
Dr. J. Ted Vidmar III - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 28, 1990 - Dr. J. Ted Vidmar III died Sunday in California. He had been in practice as a psychiatrist and on the faculty of the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center for 20 years. He was also the former chairman of the psychiatry section of Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he established and directed the out-patient mental health training program for pediatric residents and served as a consultant to a number of Los Angeles area school districts. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lourdes Church in Beulah. Dr. Vidmar is survived by his wife, Denise; a son, Ted; two daughters, Kristin and Laurel, all of South Pasadena, Calif.; his parents, Lolita and Jake Vidmar of Pueblo; and two brothers, Richard and William of Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado College scholarship fund in care of McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo 81004.

Vidmar, John A.
John A. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2002 - Age 92, passed away Feb. 17, 2002. Mr. Vidmar is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the family home; and sisters, Mary Hargraves, Pueblo, Katherine Porter Talley, Sacramento, Calif., and Elsie Rebol of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by brothers, Anton and Joseph Vidmar. Mr. Vidmar was a lifelong Pueblo resident and worked for the CF&I 14-inch rolling mill for 37 years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit food and flowers. The family will greet friends at the church hall following the cemetery committal.

Vidmar, Lolita S.
Lolita S. Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Lolita S. Vidmar, age 88, passed away Nov. 1, 1997. Devoted wife of Jake T. Vidmar who passed away Aug. 5, 1993. Also predeceased by her two sons, J. Ted Vidmar and Richard S. Vidmar. Survived by son, William I. (Barbara) Vidmar, Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Denise Vidmar, Carmel, Calif.- and a sister, LauraBelle S. (Rollin) Metzger, Colorado Springs, Colo. Also survived by grandchildren, Ted (Lisa) Vidmar, Palos Verdes, Calif., Kris (Scott) Stanec, Colorado Springs, Colo., Laurel (Brian) Buckner, Seattle, Wash., Shawn Vidmar, Moscow, Idaho, Molly Vidmar, Monterey, Calif., and Derek Vidmar, Denver- and great-grandchildren, Caroline Vidmar and D.J. Stanec, as well as three nephews. Member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Vidmar graduated from Stephens College in 1932 and from the University of Denver in 1935. She taught school for several years before her marriage to Jake T. Vidmar in 1935. She was a past-president of Junior League and served on the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Auxiliary and the State Hospital Auxiliary. Member of the Colonial Dames- Pueblo Country Club- Garden of the Gods Country Club- honorary chairman of the Rosemount Museum Centennial Celebration. She was also active in McClelland School and the Beulah Vacation Bible School for many years and served as treasurer of the Pinewood Water District in Beulah. Mrs. Vidmar will be fondly remembered for her contributions throughout the community, her unwavering support of her family's automobile dealerships and her warm and gracious personality. , 4 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. The family will greet friends at the church following the service and they respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to either Rosemount Museum or First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home office. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Vidmar, Marie
Marie (Patti) Vidmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2003 - Marie (Patti) Vidmar, 85, born March 3, 1918, passed away Nov. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Vidmar; daughter, Paula Sue Vidmar; sisters, Jennie Spitz and Elizabeth Oakley; brothers, Lawrence Patti and Sam Patti II; and parents, Sam and Laura Patti. Survived by her daughter, Patti Marie (Alan) Vidick; grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremy) Baker, Stephanie Vidick, Ashley Vidick and Michael Vidick; and great-granddaughter, Alessa Marie Baker. Also survived by her sisters, Margaret Cardinaly and Matilda Nedelcheff; brothers, Joe (Virginia) Patti and John Patti; sister-in-law, Eula Vidmar; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg for all of their special care. And, to thank the caregivers who allowed her to stay in her home for several years. Marie was proud to be a dental assistant for Dr. Bruno DeRose. Her passion in life was cooking and she shared this passion with her family and friends. Marie's joy was traveling to exotic locations with her husband and sister, and her sanctuary was a cabin in South Fork. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in care of the funeral home office.

Vidmar-Erjavec, Louise Ann
Louise Ann Vidmar-Erjavec - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - Louise Ann Vidmar-Erjavec, passed away Jan. 23, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Louise Vidmar; husband, John C. Erjavec; brothers, Joe, Edward, Allen and Fred Vidmar; mother and father-in-law, John and Josephine Erjavec; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Josephine Janoski, Pete and Veda Zunick, Rudy and Mary Karlinger, Capt. and Lt. Cmdr. Owen and Pauline Murphy. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Ann Erjavec, Leona Vidmar, Eula Vidmar and Marie Vidmar. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew. Louise was retired from St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Louise loved life and was always smiling, even during her illness. Her kind and caring ways were admired by all who knew her. She was active in her nursing home and was a State Fair Silver Queen candidate from Integrated Health Services in 1998. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, St. Mary Church, 207 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vidnor, Nellie R.
Nellie R. Vidnor - Walsenburg Independent July 26, 1913 - Died at Gordon July 17, 1913 age 3 months Nellie R. Vidnor. Interment at Catholic cemetery.

Vidolitch, Matteo
Matteo Vidolitch - Rocky Mountain News - February 2, 1895 - Trinidad, Colorado, February 1, 1895 - Killed by a Coal Fall - While at work in the mines at Sopris, a mining camp near here, Matteo Vidolitch was instantly killed this forenoon by the falling of a mass of coal. The miner had loosened a large block of coal by a blast the night previous, and on endeavoring to break it to pieces, was caught, with the above results. The unfortunate man was 45 years old and leaves a wife and two children. Coroner Sipe was at once called to the scene of the accident and held an inquest, the jury returning a verdict of accidental killing and no blame was attached to the coal company whatever.

Vidrich, Joseph
Joseph Vidrich - Rifle Reveille - April 26, 1901 - Joseph Virdich, who lived at 400 South Santa Fe avenue, Pueblo, was run over by a train and killed while working on a Union Pacific grade at Rock Creek, Wyoming, April 15th. He was knocked off a bridge and fell sixty feet.

Viergever, LaVeta
Mrs. LaVeta Viergever - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1968 - Mrs. LaVeta Viergever, of 717 E. Eighth St. passed away in a local hospital early Wednesday morning. She was the mother of Richard L. Viergever of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Carroll P. Viergever of Wichita, Kan., and Donald E. Viergever of Paris, Tex. She also had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Viergever had been a resident of Pueblo for the past six years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel. She will then be taken to Wichita for burial in the Wichita Park Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Viergutz, Carl
Carl Viergutz - Rocky Mountain News - May 8, 1911 - Carl Viergutz at Pueblo, Colo. Family dispute with his mother, Mrs. Otto Viergutz, of 901 W. Thirteenth St., age 19. Demanded money from his mother, she refused after having given him twice earlier in the day, he grabs gun and wrestles with her. Mrs. Viergutz throws gun in the yard. Enraged, young Viergutz falls faint and dies. Police rule death from natural causes, release his companion Alfred Lovett.

Vietti, Betty J.
Betty J. Vietti - Huerfano World - May 3, 2001 - Betty J. Vietti, 74, of Cuchara, died Friday, April 27, 2001. Mrs. Vietti was born in Erie, KS, on Nov. 27, 1926 to the late Darwin T. and Della Mae Childers Frazee. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who is survived by her husband, Don of Cuchara; children, James D. (Karen), La Veta, Susan K. (John) Morley, Denver, Cathy A. (George) McVey, Lenexa, KS, and Don L. (Kaye Beth) Vietti, Fort Worth, TX; ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Don, Shanda, Trig, Lindsay, Cody, Beau, Santinia, Alex and Katelyn; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister, Bob and Richard Frazee and Helen Rose and a granddaughter, Mindy Morley. Memorial service 2 p.m. May 1, at the Cuchara Chapel. Private family graveside service, La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Spanish Peaks Regional Medical Center in her name.

Vietti, Eugene D.
Eugene D. Vietti - Morning Sun January 20, 2005 Pittsburg, KS Eugene D. Vietti, 82, of Girard, died at 2:22 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg. He had been in ill health for six months and a patient in the hospital for four days. He was born July 11, 1922 in Pittsburg to Dominic and Santina (Castelanni) Vietti. He attended Lakeside School and was a graduate from Pittsburg High School in 1940. He had been a resident of Girard since 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, joining the U.S. Army in September of 1942 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in August of 1943. After basic training he attended Officers Training School at Fort Belvoir, Va. Upon receiving his commission he was Officer in Charge of the Granite City Engineer Depot in Granite City, Ill., and then transferred to Columbus, Ohio, where he was commander of the Engineer Redistribution Center until September of 1945. He completed his service as Commanding Officer of Company B, 27th Engineer Battalion in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and training recruits. After discharge from active duty in March of 1946 he stayed in the Reserve Corp., and was Company Commander of the 326th Transportation Truck Co., Headquarter in Girard. He married Wylma Dean Morrison on Sept. 3, 1942. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1986. He married Marilynn Lee Friggeri on Nov. 7, 1987. She survives at the home. Following military service, he went into business with his father and two brothers John and Don at Quality Milling Company in Girard in 1946. They eventually sold the business to International Multifoods of Minneapolis. He served as President of First National Bank of Girard from 1978 to 1992. He was Chairman of the Board of FNB in Girard from 1992 to 2005. He officially retired as chairman on Jan. 12, 2005. Additional survivors include his son, William D. "Bill" Vietti of Chanute; one daughter, Cynthia Jo "Cindy" Miner of Fort Scott; one brother, F. Donald Vietti of Cuchara, Colo.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step- great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Vietti of Yates Center; two brothers, John D. Vietti of Pittsburg and James E. Vietti of Girard; and two grandchildren, Casey Robert Gross and Bret Robert Vietti. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Girard with Fr. Donald Thiessen as celebrant. Seating will be reserved for employers of First National Bank of Girard. Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery. Flag folding ceremonies will be conducted by the George Brown American Legion Post No. 26 of Girard. The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the rosary at the church. Friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg.

Vigen, Melford J.
Melford J. Vigen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Melford J. Vigen, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 5, 1999. Mr. Vigen served in the 164th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, and was among those making the first landing on Guadalcanal. Preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Evelyn- son, Gary (Phyllis) Vigen- brother, Donald Vigen, Minneapolis, Minn.- sister, Ruth Curtiss of Cut Bank, Mont.- grandchildren, Holly (Kurt) Schlaudt and Chadwick Vigen- great-grandchildren, Korey and Kayla Schlaudt- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

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