The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Vigil-Montano, Alice
Alice (Escolastica) Vigil-Montano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Alice (Escolastica) Vigil Montano, born on April 24, 1923, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Montano; and her parents, George and Gregorita Vigil. Survived by her children, Vivian (Richard) Armijo, Anita (Clark) Nielsen, Frank (Roberta) Montano, Manuel (Denise) Montano and Ernie (Paula) Montano; grandchildren, Ricky Armijo, Nicole, Angela, Andrew, Christopher, Catherine Nielsen, Melissa, Victoria, Frank, Lee Montano, Roberta (Robert) Russell, Emily (David) Dagenais, Sherrise, Jordan Montano, Adrienne and Jaimi Montano; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred (Bernardino) Sanchez; brother-in-law, Ruben Montano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice devoted her life to caring for her family and to the children entrusted to her in day care. She was a faithful servant to God and to the Claremont S.D.A. Church, which she loved dearly. Alice joyfully served as a deaconess. She loved to learn and attended several church seminars and participated in many Ingathering Services to help her church. She especially enjoyed singing in church and reading and studying her scriptures. She was kind and generous to everyone. Her door was always open and her table was always set. She loved feeding anyone who visited. She also enjoyed drawing and writing poetry. Special thanks to Pastor B.W. Mann, her beloved spiritual leader, Anita Nielsen, who lovingly cared for her at home, Dr. Rendler, Victoria Acosta and the nurses who cared for her in the hospital. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Worship and celebration, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Claremont S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave. Family will receive friends and family following celebration service in the church fellowship hall. Interment, 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends for dinner and fellowship following the service at S.D.A. Church, 1503 Arroyo Ave.

Vigil-Steckline, Emma
Emma Vigil-Steckline - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2005 - Emma Vigil-Steckline, 91, of Pueblo, passed away May 22, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Steckline; and son, Levi Vigil. Survived by her sister, Fidela Vigil; granddaughter, Sandra Pineda; special niece, Margaret Vigil; and numerous other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Belmont Lodge. Viewing, 11 a.m. to noon today, with memorial service to follow at noon, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Emma to Romero Funeral Home.

Vigil-Wilson, Angelique
Angelique Mercedes Vigil-Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Angelique Mercedes Vigil-Wilson, 22, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 22, 2006. Preceded in death by grandpa, Magdaleno Vigil; cousin, Steven Worrell; in-laws, Charlie and Guadalupe Wilson. Survived by spouse, Danny Wilson; children, Danny Lee (Rosemary), Ashley, David, Damien, Devon, Azyette and Daniel Wilson; parents, Johnny Vigil Romaine Delgado, Sara Ortega and John McGraw; grandparents, Lucinda Vigil, Rudy Ortega Sr. and Eulalia Ortega; siblings, Cherisse (Uriel Pacheco) Vigil, Johnny D. (Kadee Cheesman) Vigil, Jacqueline (Joseph Alvarez) Vigil, Enrique Vigil, Jolene Martinez and Alex Soto. Angelique loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with family. She loved the Lord, her children and gave her all to everyone. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday with prayer service to follow, 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel, Denver. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Life Bridge Christian Church, Longmont. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont.

Vigna, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Vigna - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2006 - Mary Ann Vigna passed away on Feb. 16, 2006, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Mary was born in Lester, Colo., on Sept. 24, 1928, to Max and Jennie Vezzani. In her youth, she lived in Rouse and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Walsenburg with the class of 1947. In 1948, she married Matt Vigna Jr., and they raised their family in Pryor, Colo. Mary was the postmaster in Pryor and ran the general store. She completed her service in the post office in Aguilar, Colo. She spent the last phase of her life living in Pueblo, Colo. Mary is survived by her daughters, Kathy Ferraro, Rosalie Vigna (Warren Nolan), and Natalie (Rick) Goffredi; her son, Ken Vigna; and grandsons, Brandon Ferraro, Matt Ferraro, Doug Ferraro and Jake Nedelia. Also survived by her sister, Clara Quartiero; brothers, Louie (Evelyn) Vezzani, Lindo (Sharron) Vezzani, Larry (June) Vezzani, and Max (Sharon) Vezzani; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Matt. Mary's family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando, her caregivers at the Life Care Center, and St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for the outstanding care they provided. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. A private burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Mary's memory.

Vigna, Matthew Sr.
Mathew Vigna Sr. - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Mathew Vigna Sr., 74, Walsenburg, died Sunday night October 18, 1970, at the Trinidad Home for the Aged after an illness of several months. Vigna was born in Walsenburg March 7, 1896. He was reared in area coal camps and went to work in the mines at age of 14, retiring from Del Carbon in 1956. Vigna was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine workers of America. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Vigna, Walsenburg; two sons, Matt Vigna Jr., Pryor and Louis Vigna, Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Mandarich, Pueblo and Mrs. Margaret Prosser, Great Bend, Kans.; one sister, Mrs. Lena Nava, Walsenburg, and 14 grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection was Wednesday, yesterday, at St. Mary Church. United Mine Workers of America conducted graveside services at north St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Vihos, Theros
Theros Vihos – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Theros Vihos is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Theros Vihos: Greek, age 31, single. 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vik, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Vik - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2001 - Dorothy Vik, age 77, of Pueblo, died at home of heart failure and old age on Dec. 12, 2001, after a brief and painless illness. She was born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Elgin, Neb., the youngest of two daughters of Minda G. Thompson McIntyre, whose parents were immigrants in 1868 from Valdres, Norway, and Raymond G. McIntyre, whose family has been in America since 1620 when the Pilgrims William Brewster and Stephen Hopkins and their families arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony, Mass. Dorothy was raised in a loving home in the small farming communities of Cedar Bluffs and Wahoo, Neb., surrounded by music, laughter and large extended families. Her family was among the first pioneers busting sod on the Great Plains of eastern Nebraska, the Western frontier. Upon graduation from high school, she went to Van Sant School of Business in Omaha, where she met her future husband, Gregor M. Vik of Scribner, Neb., at First Lutheran Church. Dorothy and Greg were married on June 18, 1944, in Omaha. To them were born four children: Donald of Hollister, Calif.; Judith from Westminster, Colo.; Lawrence, deceased, of Pueblo; and David from Pueblo West. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Gregor of Pueblo; three of her children; 12-and-a-half grandchildren; and four-and-a-half great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at 5450 Highway 78 West on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Public viewing Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral will be at Tabor Lutheran Church on Monday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 102 East Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Viland, Carrie
Carrie Viland - Blue Valley Times - October 3, 1913 - Mrs. Carrie Viland of Denver died at the age of ninety-two years. Mrs. Viland was born in Norway in 1820 and emigrated to America when very young.

Viles, Jess L.
Jess L. Viles – Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 2006 - Jess L. Viles, 90, passed away Oct. 30, 2006. Survived by his loving wife, Helen O. (Stroh) Viles of the family home; children, Marilyn (Cecil) Barrett and Roamey (Colleen) Viles, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Rita Viles, Denver; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Billie (Bennie) Denton, Georgia, and Mary E. Williams, Colorado Springs; good friend, Jim Oliver, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Lawrence (Butch) Viles; grandson, Lonny Barrett; brothers, Lloyd and Alfred; and sisters, Georgia Darcy and Mamie Wilcutt. Jess was born April 1, 1916, in Manzanola, Colo. He retired in 1978 from the CF&I as a general foreman of the Coke Plant after 42 years of service. He also was a life member of the Florence Elks Lodge. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Jess' family would like to extend a special thanks to Tammy and the staff at Frontier Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frontier Hospice, through the funeral home.

Viles, Patricia Ann Welty
Patricia Ann Welty Viles - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 23, 2007 - Patricia Ann Welty Viles passed away March 16, 2007. She was born Jan 11, 1950 in Pueblo to Buell and Virginia Welty who preceded her in death. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Patricia worked for the Pueblo Police Department for 16 years before her illness forced her to retire. She enjoyed spending time with her pride and joy, her granddaughters, cross-stitching and watching the Broncos. Her survivors include her daughter DeeAnna (Mike) Ostrander, granddaughters Dana and Halee Spurlock, sisters Charleen (Jerry) Murphy and Marlene Santilli, nephews and nieces, Dan and Don Miller, Shawna (Erik) Poczatek, Debra (Mike) Frazier and Tom Santilli as well as several great nieces, nephews and other relatives. No viewing, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway Ave in Pueblo. Private interment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs at a later date.

Villa, Henry
Henry Villa – Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1947 - Technician Fifth Grade Henry Villa, memorial services will be held in the Rouch Chapel Friday at 9 a.m. and Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart cathedral at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be made in Roselawn cemetery where V.F.W. Post No. 61 will conduct military services including artillery salute, flag folding and sounding of taps. Recitation of the rosary at the Chapel Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Villa, Marie Frances
Marie Frances Villa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2006 - Marie Frances Villa, 74, formerly of Pueblo, passed away July 30, 3006, in Daytona Beach, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Darlene, both of Daytona Beach; brothers, Donald Venturino of Long Island, N.Y. and John Venturino, Naples, Fla.; sister, Angela Anelli, Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. She was a resident of Kona Kai in Pueblo for over 30 years. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home Ormond Beach, Fla., 386-673-5373.

Villa, Peter Allan
Peter Allan Villa - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 17, 1988 - Peter Allan Villa, 47, 501 Catalina Drive, died Monday night in La Junta. He was owner of Colorado Construction Service in Colorado Springs. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Moose Lodge, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Villa was born July 1, 1941, in Las Animas to Zek and Clara Gutierrez Villa, who survive. Mr. Villa was married to Veronica Lorraine Eurioste, who survives. Mr. Villa is also survived by two sons, Peter Villa and Roger Harris; a daughter Teresa; two brothers, Albert and Zek Jr., all of Pueblo. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Las Animas. Internment is planned in Fort Lyon Cemetery in Fort Lyon.

Villa, Tony C.
Tony C. Villa - Huerfano World - December 27, 1990 - Tony C. Villa, 100, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1890, in San Georgio, Italy, at age 18 his family moved to Michigan. Later, he moved to Colorado where he met and married the late Theresa M. Bianco, on Dec. 22, 1923. They moved to Forbes Coal Camp and later to Starkville where their children were born. In 1935, they moved to Tioga where they lived until his retirement in 1953, when they moved to Walsenburg. Mr. Villa was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Villa is survived by a son, James Villa, Walsenburg; two daughters, Marie Pavlick, Walsenburg and Charlotte Angelo, Denver; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 22 from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Villa, Victor
Victor Villa - Huerfano World - September 28, 2000 - Fatal - Four people; including a local woman, were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening on Highway 160. Mary Krueger, 44, of Walsenburg, who was driving west died after being hit head-on by an eastbound vehicle driven by Victor Villa, 22, of Farmington, N.M. The accident occurred at 7:05 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 12 Mrs. Krueger was driving to La Veta at the time of the accident. Villa and his passengers Francisca Torres, 41, and Jose Sarinana-Amaya, 29, all died in the accident. Torres was Villa's mother. Sarinana-Amaya was her nephew. They were traveling to Denver. All four people died at the scene of massive injuries. According to the Colorado State Patrol, weather conditions at the time, which included rain-slicked roads and fog contributed to the accident. The patrol also is investigating the possibility of alcohol as a contributing factor. Beer cans and bottles were found in the Villa vehicle and were scattered around the accident scene. Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran said an autopsy is being conducted to deter mine if Villa had been drinking. Mrs. Krueger was the secretary at Washington School in Walsenburg. Superintendent of Schools Glenn Davis said teachers of the school met Sunday to attempt to deal with their grief. Counselor Pete Pedraza also was available throughout the week to assist students having a difficult time dealing with Mrs. Krueger's death. A sign was placed on the playground fence saying "We Miss You Miss Mary" and students and parents were writing notes on the sign, Davis said.

Villalon, Edilia Suazo
Edilia Suazo Villalon - Huerfano World - November 13, 1980 - Mrs. Edilia Suazo Villalon, 65, of Walsenburg, died at her home Friday morning. November 7, 1980 of cardiac arrest. Born at Toltec June 25, 1915, she was reared there and attended Pictou school. She married Solomon Villalon, Sr. October 28, 1935 at St. Mary's Church. For about four years they lived, on a farm along the Huerfano River, later moving back to Toltec. In November 1961 she and her husband and family moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Villalon was a member of St. Mary Church and has been a member of Catholic Daughters of America. Besides her husband, Mrs. Villalon is survived by five sons, Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julio Villalon, all of Walsenburg, Dr. Solomon Villalon, Jr., Elmer and Robert Villalon, all of Walsenburg; two daughters Mrs. Julia Martinez, Walsenburg and Mrs. Marcella Boyd, Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. Leonarda Sena, Toltec and Mrs. Rafaelita Vigil, Walsenburg; six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wake service was held Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Villalon, Josefine
Josefine Villalon - Huerfano World - December 14, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Josefine Villalon who died Dec. 16, 1969. - Verse - Sadly missed by daughters, Mary Quintana and Esabel Cisneros.

Villalon, Julio Michael
Julio M. Villalon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - Julio M. Villalon journeyed from this world on Aug. 26, 1999, to be with the Lord. He was joyfully greeted by his parents, Solomon Sr. and Edilia Villalon, who preceded him in death. Julio was born June 17, 1939, and lived his entire life in Walsenburg. As a boy and young man, he explored God's creation in the surrounding foothills. He delighted in nature and loved to roam freely. Julio remained spirited, unique and gentle throughout his life's trials. Simple pleasures such as fishing, singing, playing the guitar, storytelling and talking to strangers were his pastimes. Julio will be missed and fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Dr. Joseph (Esther) Villalon, his very special friend and ``Sis," Julia (Pete) Martinez, Dr. Solomon (Nancy) Villalon, all of Walsenburg, Marcella Villalon, Dr. Elmer (Sharon) Villalon and Bob (Bernadette) Villalon of Pueblo- his nephews and nieces, Mark (Laura) Martinez, Rick Alvarez, Joseph David Villalon, Craig Martinez, Karen Villalon, Rebecca Villalon, Melissa Villalon, James Villalon, Robby Villalon, Ian Villalon, Jason Villalon, Elizabeth Villalon and Misha Martinez- and other family members including aunts, an uncle and numerous cousins. Visitation, 2to 4 p.m. today at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church window renovation fund. Huerfano World - September 2, 1999 - Julio Michael Villalon, 60, died August 26, 1999. Born June 17, 1939 in Walsenburg, he lived his entire life here. Simple pleasures such as fishing, singing, playing the guitar, storytelling and talking to strangers were his pasttimes. Survivors include his brothers and sisters; Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julia Martinez, Dr. Solomon Villalon, all of Walsenburg; Marcella Villalon, Dr. Elmer Villalon and Bob Villalon, all of Pueblo; nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts and numerous cousins. Rosary was from St. Mary Church on Sunday. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Villalon, Solomon Sr.
Solomon Villalon Sr. - Huerfano World - October 23, 1986 - Lifetime Huerfano County resident, Solomon Villalon, Sr. died October 19, 1986 at the age of 73 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. He had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. The son of Juan B. and Josephine (Sandoval) Villalon, Mr. Villalon was born June 15, 1913 in Huerfano County. In the early thirties he worked as a miner in several area coal mines while also ranching. In 1950 he started working at the Pueblo Depot Activity, retiring back to ranching in 1972. He married Edilia Suazo October 28, 1935 at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. She died November 7, 1980. Mr. Villalon was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He is survived by seven children, Dr. Joseph Villalon, Julio Villalon, Julia Martinez, and Dr. Solomon Villalon, Jr. all of Walsenburg; Dr. Elmer Villalon, Kearny, NJ; Robert Villalon and Marcella Villalon, both of Pueblo; ten grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Quintana, Walsenburg and Isabel Cisneros, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was yesterday morning and burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Villalovos, Cecilia M.
Cecilia M. Villalovos - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Cecilia M. Villalovos, wife of ____ Villalovos, of Del Carbon, died here December 22, at the age of 37 years, and will be buried today at the Masonic cemetery. She is survived by her husband, four children, Eleanor, Arthur, David, and Vernon, and to sisters, Mrs. Vivian Billingsby of Walsenburg, and Rosalia Martinez of Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Villalovos, David
David Villalovos - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - David Villalovos, 83, passed away Jan. 30, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cordova; and special cousin, Mary Ellen Crump. Survived by his brothers, Gilbert (Norma) Villalovos of Walsenburg, Lazaro of Rocky Ford; sisters, Mollie Griego, Mary (James) Baker, both of Pueblo, Alberta Klement of Northglenn, Angie Bachicha and Frances (Jack) Games, both of Security; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to Frank and Yolanda Vigil and family and Abel Manzanares.

Villalovos, Lazaro
Lazaro Villalovos - Huerfano Journal - January 30, 2009 - Mr. Lazaro Villalovos, 70, of La Junta died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 peacefully at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center-Nursing Center East in La Junta. Lazaro was born in Walsenburg, CO on December 17, 1938, the son of the late Pedro and Laura (Archuletta) Villalovos. He was a farm laborer, and served in the U.S. Army during Non-War Time. He is survived by: sister Mollie Griego of Pueblo, CO; sister Mary Baker wife of James of Pueblo, CO; sister Alberta Klement of Northglen, CO; sister Angelina Bachicha of Security, CO; sister Frances Games wife of John of Security, CO; brother Gilbert Villalovas husband of Norma of Walsenburg, CO. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by four brothers: Jesus, David, Ernest & Gilbert. Services are private at the convenience of family. There will be no viewing as cremation has been effected. Inurnment will be private at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford, CO. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Villaneuva, Bennie Orona
Bennie Orona Villaneuva - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1987 - Bennie Orona Villaneuva, 1825 Pine, departed this life July 5, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born May 18, 1922. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and other military awards. Retired from CF&I Steel Corp. as a crane operator on Jan. 31, 1983. A member of El Club Recreativo Proteccion Mutua, and St. Joseph Church, Blende. His hobby was working on older model cars. Preceded in death by father, Nazario Villanueva, in 1978; brothers, Nata Villanueva in 1950, Toby Villanueva in 1972, Johnny Villanueva in 1980. Survived by wife, Mary A. Villanueva, of the family home; mother, Hope Orona Villanueva, Pueblo; children, Arthur (Delia) Aguero, Alfred (Lei Lani) Aguero, Elizabeth (Russell) Villanueva-Sandoval, all of Pueblo, Bennie (Theresa) Villanueva, Kingsville, Texas; stepchildren, Margie (Tom) Montoya, Maxine (Ben) Maes, Anthony (Leona) Coca, Floyd (Sharon) Coca, all of Pueblo, Paul (Roberta) Coca, Albuquerque, N.M., Nancy (Ali) Aldmi, Priscilla Coca, Lucille (Larry) Palma, all of Denver, Joseph (Linda) Chavez, Colorado Springs, Irene (Mike) Herrera, Denver; brothers and sisters, Rose (Lewis) Hernandez, Joe (Carmen) Villanueva, Maryann (Alfonso) Sanchez, Angie Lovato, Edward Villanueva, Julian Villanueva, Theresa (Jack) Manty, all of Pueblo, James (Leda) Villanueva, Morgan Hills, Calif., Frances (Richard) Barella, Baldwin Hills, Calif. Mary Jo (Bill) Shiver, Omaha, Neb., Daria (Aldolph) Segura, Colorado Springs; 32 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Consuello Villado, El Paso, Texas, and a host of other relatives and friends. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Blende. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment and military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1634 El Paso and 1000 E. Abriendo.

Villanueva, Bennie
Bennie Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1997 - Bennie Villanueva, 69, resident of Fort Lyon Nursing Home, died in Denver on Aug. 21, 1997. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church, Las Animas. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Villanueva, Celestine
Celestine (Sally) Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2003 - Celestine (Sally) Villanueva, 82, of Westwind Nursing Care died June 28. She lived at 6 Carmen Road for many years. Sally was a life member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society at the Cathedral. In her lifetime, Sally cared for many people including her parents. Sally was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on March 16, 1921, to Emilio and Henrietta Villanueva. She lived all her life in Pueblo. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Emelia Mahoney of Charlestown, W.V., Dorothy Ketchem of Sacramento, Calif., Theresa Moody of Martinez, Calif., Rita Villanueva of Pueblo, Colo., Louis Villanueva of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Ray Newton of Sacramento, Calif. She is preceded in death by one brother and two sisters, George S. Villanueva, Caroline Villanueva and Sister Amelia Villanueva. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn. Those who wish may make contributions in her name to the charity of choice.

Villanueva, George S.
George S. Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - George S. Villanueva, 62, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999. He was a resident of West Wind Campus, formerly of 6 Carmen Road, Pueblo. George was a longtime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Henrietta Villanueva. He is survived by sisters, Sally Villanueva and Rita Villanueva, both of Pueblo, Sister Amelia, Indiana, Dorothy Ketchum and Theresa Moody, both of California; brothers, Ray Newton and Louis Villanueva of California. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Villanueva, Ramos M.
Ramos M. "Chihuahua" Villanueva - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Ramos M. "Chihuahua" Villanueva, 75, of Pueblo, passed away May 29, 2000. Born on April 1, 1925, in Villanueva, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Angel and Demetria Villanueva. Survived by his wife, Ermie Villanueva; children, Judy (Rudy) Martinez, Roy Villanueva, Connie Villanueva, Anna Casaus, Betty Villanueva and Sonny Villanueva; brothers, Seledon and Leo Villanueva; sisters, Matilda Davis, Eppie Padilla and Alice Corbett; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He retired from the CF&I after 35 years of service. Ramos enjoyed planting his home grown vegetables while maintaining his flower garden and neatly trimmed yard. He also enjoyed woodworking. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Villanueva, Seledon Sr.
Seledon Villanueva Sr. - Albuquerque Journal – August 29, 2003 - Seledon Villanueva Sr., age 80, has ended his journey on earth and has returned home to be with the Lord on August 23, 2003, in Pueblo, CO. Mass of the Resurrection will be today, August 29, 2003, at 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva, NM, with burial following at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. McGee Memorial Chapel 1320 Luisa Street 983-9151.

Villareal, Ferman
Ferman Villareal - 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: Ferman Villareal 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 Ferman Villareal as a Mexican, age 32, and married with four surviving children. He was working as a miner 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: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Villegas, Cruz
Cruz Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Cruz Villegas, 63, departed this life April 21, 1999, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mr. Villegas was born May 3, 1935. He retired from AP Green Refractories and enjoyed traveling, playing cards, billiard pool and working on automobile engines. He also enjoyed being the center of attention at family gatherings. Preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Josephine Hernandez Villegas, and siblings, Trini Rodriguez and Poncho and Carmen Joe Villegas. Survived by his children, Ralph (Denise) Villegas, Jessica (Emiliano) Aguilar and Henry (Alexandria) Villegas, all of Galt, Calif., Tom (Barbara) Garcia, Pueblo, Diane (Jamie) Montoya, Colorado Springs, James Villegas, Pueblo, and Ramona "Tinker" Reyes, Stockton, Calif.- siblings, Lucy (Graziano) Medina, Ignacio (Maria) Villegas, Dolores "Lola" (Tomas) Valdivez and Juanita (Roman) Valdilles- 12 grandchildren- two great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3123 Morris Ave.

Villegas, Domingo Jr.
Domingo Villegas Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1999 - Domingo Villegas Jr., 70, a retired missile technician from the Pueblo Army Depot, departed this life July 11, 1999 , at his home in Avondale. While at the depot he received Partner of the Month in 1970. He retired in 1973. A devout Catholic, "Mingo" served in several religious organizations, also the Avondale Citizens Committee and Neighborhood Youth Committee. Mingo's favorite saying to his own children and children of the community was, "Don't use anything as a crutch, rise above the situation and strive to make yourself better. Education is the key to a successful and productive life." Before his health began to fail, Mingo enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and all sports events. Preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Natividad Alarcon Villegas Sr.- sisters, Mary Ruiz and Refugia "Cuca" Castro- a brother, Manuel Villegas- and daughter, Elizabeth "Liz" Coach Villegas in 1998 . Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Josephine Martinez Villegas- children, Don(Isabel) Villegas, Lorraine (Joe) Marquez and Rita (Leonard) Samora, all of Pueblo, Geneva Villegas, Trinidad, Lois Soto (Ray Marquez), Avondale, and Martha Sanchez, California- sisters, Catalina "Cata" Armijo, Avondale, and Carrie (Richard) Apodaca, Sacramento, Calif.- sister-in-law, Victoria Villegas, Avondale- grandchildren, Donnie, Melody, Joey, Jeromie and Naomi Villegas, Paul and Seth Marquez, Justin, Megan, Soto and Brianna Marquez-great-grandchildren, Austin and Haley Villegas- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher and Rev. Paul Montez, concelebrants. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Elizabeth "Liz" Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of father and daughter at the Educators Credit Union, 1083 25thLane, Pueblo, Colo. 81006.

Villegas, Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J. Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1998 - Elizabeth J. Villegas. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. The casket will not be opened at the church. Funeral Mass, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher and Rev. Paul Montez, co-celebrants. Please Note: The Villegas Family, in response to many requests, invites all who desire to attend the Mass. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the school gymnasium of Pueblo County High School. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elizabeth Villegas Scholarship Fund co Pueblo Teachers Credit Union, 4141 Sovereign Circle, 81005. Family will receive friends at 116 Valentine St., Avondale.

Villegas, Ernest
Ernest Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - Ernest Villegas, “Uncle”, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2004. Ernie was born January 26, 1931 to Pedro and Anita Villegas, in Greeley, Colo. He was a resident of Avondale until moving to Colorado Springs, where he was employed by the U.S. Air Force Academy Dining hall until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1985. He was also a Veteran of the Korean War. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Jacqueline Villegas; sister, Helen Soto; step-father, Melvin Autobee; niece, Sonja Soto. Ernie is survived by son, James Villegas; grandchildren, Donica and Domineque; special niece and caregivers, Marlene and Don Atencio and children; brother-in-law Marcello (Sadie) Soto. Uncle/ Dad spent many summers watching fast pitch softball at Memorial Park. He pitched baseball for teams in Avondale. He loved reminiscing with family and friends. He started the day off with a cup of coffee, a “morning smoke” and sitting on his swing. Viewing, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004. Services 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2004, Military Honors. Both at Memorial Gardens, Academy and Airport, Colorado Springs. “We already miss you Uncle/ Dad!”.....

Villegas, Margaret
Margaret "Margarita" Villegas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1997 - Margaret "Margarita" Villegas, 48, a homemaker, passed away Sept. 17, 1997. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Sept. 10, 1949. She had worked as a hostess at the Eagle Bar for many years. She enjoyed cooking, listening to Mexican music and caring for her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Alfonso Villegas- grandparents, Rosenda and Juan Ponce, Pablo and Josephine Villegas- sisters, Rose Villegas Madrid, Georgia Villegas Bonilla, Carmelita Villegas and Virginia Villegas- and aunts, Angelica Ponce and Trini Rodriguez- uncles, Mercedes Ponce and Carmen Villegas. Survived by her mother, Esperanza Hope" Villegas- her children, Joe Perez, Lilth Perez, Teveya Perez, Louie Perez, Nadia Lopez and Efrin Villegas- nine brothers, Frank (Isabel) Villegas, Pete (Marty) Villegas, Paul (Terrie) Villegas, Steve (Tammy) Villegas, Phillip (Diane) Villegas, James (Audrey) Villegas, Jess Villegas, Benjamin Villegas and Anthony Villegas- two sisters, Susan (Agustin) Mendoza and Phyllis Villegas- seven grandchildren, including her two favorites, Martika and Isaac- several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friend, James Silva. The Villegas family would like to publicly thank Jess and Eleanor Flores and Lisa Ray, physician attendant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Rev. Mark Plewka, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Villegas family, 913 W. 15th.

Villegas, Pat M.
Pat M. Villegas – Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Pat M. Villegas, age 73, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006. Surviving family members include son Mark (Elise), grandchildren Danielle and Brittany of Pueblo, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Fri., Aug. 25 at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Burlington, Colo. at 11 a.m. A rosary will be held at 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral service. Visitation for Pat Villegas will be Thurs., Aug., 24, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Love Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Villers, Clarence Thornton
Clarence Thornton Villers - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1999 - Clarence Thornton Villers, 85, of Pueblo and Quartzsite, Ariz., passed away Aug. 14, 1999. Mr. Villers was an avid jeweler, loved to create stained glass and owned his own airplane, with a real passion to fly. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna Margaret, in 1994 and brothers, Lawrence and Lloyd. He is remembered as a loving dad and Pop-Pop to his children, Doug (Norma) Villers of Pueblo and Roy Villers of Georgia- grandchildren: Dixon (Jackie) Villers, Kim (Steve) Schneider, Kelly (Greg) Hernandez, and Kyle (Sandy) Villers-great-grandchildren: Brianne Hoak, Sean Schneider, Jordan and Tia Hernandez. Also survived by his brother, Earl Villers. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday. Both will be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, gifts and food, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo. 81003, in memory of Clarence T. Villers.

Villers, Earl
Earl Villers - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2001 - Earl Villers, 81, passed away Jan. 27, 2001. Survived by wife, Mattie Villers of the family home; daughter, Obereta McCollum; grandchildren, Gary Bishop, Sharon Keahey, Carrie Carter, Terry Hernandez, Douglas Lambeth; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Viewing Monday, 1-5 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, 11 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Villers, Lloyd W. Sr.
Lloyd W. Villers Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 1999 - Lloyd W. Villers Sr., born Aug. 24, 1916, passed away May 15, 1999. Survived by his wife, Helen, and son, Dale E. (Peggy) Villers. Preceded in death by his son, Lloyd W. Villers Jr., and one brother. Mr. Villers served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1985 after being employed as a partsman for many years. He is also survived by daughter, Patricia, two brothers and several grand and great-grandchildren. Graveside service will beheld Monday, 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Vincent, Charles Arthur
Charles Arthur Vincent - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2001 - Charles Arthur Vincent, born Aug. 21, 1929, in Elkhart, Ind., passed away June 8, 2001. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Madelyn Vincent. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, G. Bernice Vincent of the family home; children, Brian Arthur (Dianne) Vincent, Aurora, Bruce Charles (Sue) Vincent, Penrose, Brenda Lee Vincent of Pueblo; grandchildren, Travis Joseph Vincent, Alamosa, Tyler Steven Vincent, Penrose, Haley Marie Vincent, Penrose, and Amanda Breanne Vincent, Aurora. Also survived by brother, Lewis (Betty) Vincent, Pueblo, Alice (Paul) Saunders, Indiana, Edith (Joe) Hubbard, Florida, and Gladys (Ward) Correll, Indiana. Charles was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the Army during WWII in the Army of Occupation and received the WWII Victory Medal. He was employed at CF&I for 42 years and retired in 1990. During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, camping and visiting family and friends. Family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Harry Keefe and the compassionate and caring nursing staff of the cardiac ICU unit at Parkview hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Johns Hopkins, payable to "ARDS Research (Roy Brower, MD)" and mail to Michele Merhling, Administrator, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, JHAAC, Room 4682, 5502 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore, MD 21224. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vincent, Lewis Joseph
Lewis Joseph Vincent - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Lewis Joseph Vincent, 80, sunrise, July 12, 1924; sunset, Aug. 6, 2004, due to complications from Alzheimers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jodson and Madeline Vincent; brother, Charles A. Vincent; in-laws, Ralph and Gladys Whitney. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 and a 1Ú2 years, Betty Vincent; children, Wayne (Kathy) Vincent, Elaine (Gary) Golder; grandchildren, Shanda (John) Sandoval of Pueblo, Sherry Manley of Jacksonville, Fla.; great-granddaughter, Summer Sandoval, the apple of his eye; three sisters, Alice (Paul) Saunders and Gladys (Ward) Cornell of Elkhart, Ind., and Edith (Joe) Hubbard of Bradenton, Fla.; sister-in-law, Bernice Vincent of Pueblo; special cousins, Jim and Lenora Coyle and Dwight and Lois Miller of Elkhart, Ind.; special friends, Don and Pearl Wooters, Felectia Johnson and Don Lee; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Lewis served in the South Pacific during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of NRA and the Whittington Center Gun Club. Lewis was a member of the American Legion and the VFW Post No. 3641 and an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Lewis loved to travel. He was a “mister fix it.” Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, Wesley United Methodist Church with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Sharmar Nursing Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the Wesley United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Vincente, Jose
Jose Vincente - Blue Valley Times - August 15, 1913 - Mexicans Fight Duel for Woman - Pueblo - So that one might be eliminated, leaving only the other to pay court to a woman, Jose Vincente and Valentine Guerta, two Mexicans, resorted to the “code duello” on a lonely stretch of road near Salt creek, five miles from Pueblo. As a result, Vincente was shot and Guerta, his slayer, is a fugitive.

Vincenti, Martha
Martha Vincenti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1987 - Martha Vincenti, 75, passed away at a local hospital on Jan. 23, 1987. Survived by daughters, Barbara (Charles) Woodman of Syosset, N.Y., June (Nick) Papadakis, Linda (Greg) Dorsey, Georgette (John) Beggs, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jeffery (Judy) Wood-man, David Woodman, Michele Papadakis, Melissa (Peter) Stusvick, Alison Papadakis, Michael Beggs, Tara Dorsey, Brittney Beggs, Brian Dorsey; great-grandchildren, Peter, Pamela and Cynthia Stusvick. Also survived by three sisters and one brother, Mary (Andrew) Patrick, Ann Naranjo, Rose (Will) Shafer, Pauline Yacconi and George (Grace) Visich. Mrs. Vincenti also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Michael (Mike) Vincenti, in 1986. Born on Oct. 23, 1911, in Colorado. Moved to Pueblo 15 years ago. Mrs. Vincenti had been employed by The Deli for several years. Visitation hours from noon until time of rosary recitation on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Imperial Chapel. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at ! 2005 Ridgewood following interment.

Vincenti, Michael
Michael (Mike) Vincenti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 1986 - Michael (Mike) Vincenti, 76, passed away at a local hospital, March 4, 1986. Survived by wife, Martha Vincenti; daughters, Barbara (Charles) Woodman of Syosset, N.Y.; June (Nick) Papadakis, Linda (Greg) Dorsey, and Georgette (John) Beggs, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jeffrey (Judy) Wood-man, David Woodman, Michele Papadakis, Melissa (Peter) Stusvick, Alison Papadakis, Michael Beggs, Tara Dorsey, Brittney Beggs, Brian Dorsey, and great-grandchildren, Peter, Pamela, and Cynthia Stusvick. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Maria Vincenti; sister, Theresa Mondini. Born April 12,1909, in Walsenburg. Moved to Pueblo 14 years ago. Mr. Vincenti had been self-employed as an automobile mechanic. His greatest interest was automobiles and he loved fishing. Visitation hours from 2 p.m. until the time of the rosary. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Imperial Chapel with Father Tony Wojinski officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3912 Fairfield Lane following interment.

Vincenzi, Paul
Paul Vincenzi – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Paul Vincenzi is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Paul Vincenzi: Mexican, age 20, single. He was a “trackman” 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vinci, Anna R.
Anna R. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2005 - Anna R. Vinci, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 3, 2005. Anna was born on June 3, 1917, in Berwind Canyon near Trinidad. She lived with her beloved husband, Sam Vinci Jr., for 67 years. Most of their married life was spent in Vineland on the family farm. She is survived by her husband; three children, Sam (Sarah) Vinci, Robert (Mary) Vinci and Joyce Clark; a sister, Mary Jane (Charles) Cortese; and two brothers, Jack (Lucille) Dionisio and Joe (Evelyn) Dionisio. She is also survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandsons, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, R.V. and Minnie Dionisio; her grandson, Robert Vinci; and her brother, Victor R. Dionisio. Family will greet friends at a visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Joseph's Church.

Vinci, Eva B.
Eva B. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2001 - Eva B. Vinci, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 12, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Vinci in 1997. Survived by daughter, Betty Hatton; son, Richard J. (Mae) Vinci, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by brother, Keith (Violet) Fleener of Colorado Springs, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church and the Alter Guild. Eva gave 20 dedicated years of volunteering service to St. Mary-Corwin hospital as a Gray Lady. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made in Eva's memory to a church or charity of your choice.

Vinci, Joe G.
Joe G. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Joe G. Vinci, 86, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 15, 1998, in Wichita, Kan. Vigil, 7 p.m. today, Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, La Junta Catholic Parish. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, La Junta.

Vinci, Mary J.
Mary J. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2000 - Mary J. Vinci, age 91, passed away February 29, 2000. Survived by her son, Sam M. Vinci of the family home; and daughters, Josephine (Lew) Short, Lakewood, Colo. and Phyllis (Ed) Writz, Littleton, Colo. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the last survivor of a family of eight brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vinci, in 1951. He was the builder and owner of the DeLuxe Tavern. His son, Sam Vinci, succeeded his father in business from 1951 until 1992. After the death of her husband, Mary was employed at Corwin Junior High School Cafeteria for 15 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, many crafts and spending time with her family. Visitation, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass is on Saturday, March 4, 2000, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Vinci, Phillip J.
Phillip J. Vinci - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1999 - Philip J. Vinci, died March 21, 1999, in Denver, Colo. He is survived by sisters, Edna (John) Smith of Yuma, Ariz., and Mary Deone Harrison of Pueblo, Colo. He is also survived by nieces, Lori Studer and Nicki Smith- nephews, Robert (Chris) Blackburn, Barry Ward (Denise) Blackburn, Victor (Karen) Smith, John (Carolyn) Smith, Gene (Patrice) Harrison- and many close friends. Philip was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from Central High School and The University of Colorado. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a teacher and counselor for the U.S. Department of Defense in Turkey and Japan until his retirement in 1989. A will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, 1 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. Family and friends will meet at 104 San Carlos, #N, immediately following the service. Family respectfully requests the omission of food wandflowers. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver co George McCarthy Funeral Home

Vinci, Sam Jr.
Sam Vinci Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2006 - Sam Vinci Jr., 91, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 25, 2006. Sam was born in Trinidad on May 3, 1914. His pioneering family established a farm in Vineland when Sam was 9 months old. He farmed with his dad and brother, Ben, until his dad died in 1951. Sam took over and lived there with his beloved wife, Anna, for 63 years. They then moved to Pueblo, where they lived the remaining years of their lives. Sam is survived by three children, Sam (Sarah) Vinci, Robert (Mary) Vinci and Joyce Clark. He also is survived by six grandchildren, three great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna, who passed away in November 2005; his grandson, Robert Vinci; parents, Sam and Josephine Vinci; his brothers, Joe, Mike, Jim and Ben; and sisters, Nancy and Virginia. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church with viewing at the church at 9 a.m. before the service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vincuto, Armyra
Armyra Vincuto – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – Armyra Vincuto, aged three years, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vincuto, died at the family home, 790 Curry avenue, early this morning. The body is at West Bros. & Whitons.

Vines, Gladys
Gladys Vines - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Gladys Vines, 82, passed away Jan. 23, 2005, in Pueblo. Among her survivors, her daughter, Joyce Fisler of Pueblo West. Services in Amarillo, Texas.

Vines, Ray Darrell
Ray Darrell Vines - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Ray Darrell Vines, died Nov. 13, 1997. Mr. Vines was the beloved husband of Connie Vines- father of sons, Ray (Willa) and Damon (Ryna)- and grandfather to Shantel, Colton, Bridgette and Jaden. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he lived in Pueblo for 38 years. Former teacher at Central Grade School and Corwin Middle School in Pueblo. Many will remember him as a dedicated member of Jehovah's Witnesses and as such, he touched many lives. A will be held at the Romero Funeral Home. Time and date are pending.

Vining, Lucille M.
Lucille M. (Quirico) Vining - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Lucille M. (Quirico) Vining, 92, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 1, 2004, in Aurora, Colo. She was born in Walsen Camp, Colo., on May 16, 1912. She was raised and educated in the San Luis Valley. Lucille was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Navy Mothers. A very proud charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. She loved to play skip-bo, bingo and scratch tickets now and then. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Vining in 1976; parents, Edward and Estellina Quirico; one sister and one brother. Lucille is survived by her daughters, Shirley Kirkendall, Colleen Rogers, both of Denver; sons, Walter (Peggy Yarberry) Vining of Pueblo, Robert (Barbara) Vining of Cheyenne, Wyo., Edward (Irene) Vining of Temple, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steve Vining, Charles McDaniel, Jack Kirkendall, Ed Vining, Robert Vining, Greg Vining. Honorary Pallbearers will be remaining grandchildren, Bryan Vining, Tim Kirkendall, Chris McDaniel, R.J. Vining, Glenda Hodkins, Tammy Ruddy, Cheryl Hammer, Janet Jarrett, Lori Vining, and Shanda Houghten. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; both services at Holy Family Church. The family will greet friends and relatives at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory through the funeral home office.

Vinson, Nancy E.
Nancy E. Vinson - Huerfano World - September 14, 2000 - Nancy Eralis (Martinez) Vinson, 79, of San Diego, CA, died September 6, 2000. Born in Walsenburg, Sept. 10, 1920, she attended school here and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1937. Mrs. Vinson was retired after working as a translator for the San Diego County Clerk's Office. Survivors include her daughter, Marcette (Mike) Trimbell, Danville, CA; two sons, Ben J. (Marie) Martinez, San Diego and Chris (Carol) Martinez, Santee, CA; a sister Monica (Ray) Bustos, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Roberta Bustos, Debbie Bustos and Ray (Nancy) Bustos, Walsenburg and Sam Bustos, Colorado Springs. Mass, 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 11, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in San Diego.

Viola, Joe E.
Joe E. Viola - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2004 - Joe E. Viola, 70, of Pueblo West, passed away Jan. 3, 2004, after battling a lengthy illness for many years. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Zamora; parents, Joe and Lucille Viola; parents-in-law, Bill and Maggie Coccimiglio; and sister-in-law, Ellen Tice. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty; and will be sadly missed by his children, Bill (Patty) Viola, Gina (Everett) Wormington and Nancy Lauricella, all of Pueblo; brother, John (Melanie) Viola of Pensacola, Fla.; sister, Margaret (George) Welsby of Boulder, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe loved his grandkids, Crystal and Jamie Viola, Ryan and Celeste Wormington, Bridgette and C.J. Lauricella. Joe was born July 5, 1933, in Huerfano County. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. He retired from CF&I after 29 years of service. Joe and Betty owned and operated Granny's Attic for nine years. He loved to make and fix jewelry which made him famous. People would come from all over to buy his jewelry or to have him fix a broken piece. He could make and fix anything. Joe also loved to dance and listen to country music. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating.

Viola, Lucille
Lucille Viola - Huerfano World - November 30, 1989 - Mrs. Lucille Viola, 81, died in Boulder Nov. 26, 1989. Born in Gardner Aug. 5, 1908, she attended school in Gardner and was a longtime resident. She married Joe G. Viola in Gardner Sept. 3, 1932. The couple owned and operated ranches north of Walsenburg and in La Veta. After his retirement the couple lived in La Veta. After his death in 1984, Mrs. Viola moved to Boulder to live with her daughter. She was best known for her abundant gardens and needlework. Mrs. Viola was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children, Margaret J. Welsby, Boulder; Joe E. Viola and John B. Viola, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola, Pete
Pete Viola – Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Death Tally Five Each - Pueblo, May 15 - With the killing of the two Danna brothers Friday Pueblo's black-hand war has accounted for 10 men in a short span of years, and the count is even, both sides having killed five. Such is the statement today, by one of the recognized leaders of the Sicilians of this city, who characterized the Bacino murder in Denver as a move in Pueblo's war, which originated over liquor troubles shortly after Colorado went dry. The Sicilian told an Associated Press representative today that up until the time of the killing of John Danna in the summer of 1925, that faction had lost but one man, Joe Piscopo, husband of the woman now held for the murder of Frank Bacino. Bacino's murder followed and then the killing yesterday, which brought the total to five. The first killing in the war was that of one Pete Viola, who was shot in Bessemer while riding on his delivery wagon. This man belonged to the faction blamed for yesterday's killing. A Carlino and a Mulay, relatives of those named in dying statements of the Dannas as their slayers, were killed and then this faction imported two gunmen. Both of these were killed. Two men, Pete Walker and Pete LaRocco, were added to the deathbed list as occupants of the cars. These men are both strangers in this city. Inquest has been set for Monday afternoon.

Virden, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Virden - Huerfano World - December 5, 1991 - Funeral service for Ruth L. Virden, 92, was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver Nov. 27. Mrs. Virden died Nov. 23, 1991. The body was cremated. Mrs. Virden, a native of Nebraska, taught elementary school in Wiley, Seibert, Julesburg and Sterling for 37 years. Survivors include a sister, Clara Groff, Colorado Springs; three daughters, Jacque Goemmer, La Veta, Cathy Virden and Marty Absher, Aurora; a son, William Virden, Fort Collins, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Virdich, Joseph
Joseph Virdich - 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.

Virgil, Doctor
Doctor Virgil – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 24, 1874 – The body of Doctor Virgil, who died about one month since at the Schuyler House, in South Pueblo, was exhumed yesterday at the Masonic cemetery, and will be sent east this morning to Troy, New York, where his relatives reside.

Visloski, Margaret
Margaret Visloski - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Margaret Visloski, 80 of Trinidad, died Sunday, July 19, at Mount San Rafael Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1906, in Perth Amboy, N.J., to Steve and Esther Halad. Mrs. Visloski was preceded in death by husband, John; daughter, Ethel Hargis; parents, brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the Rev. James W. Richie officiating. Interment m Masonic Cemetery.

Vislosky, Helen
Helen Vislosky (Mrs. John B.) - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - Helen Vislosky (Mrs. John B.), 80, passed away Nov. 13, 2003. Born May 23, 1923, to Dan and Mabell David in Boonville, Mo. Resident of Pueblo since 1943. She was a 1947 graduate at the Minnequa School of Nursing, Corwin Hospital. Married John B. Vislosky, June 25, 1947, who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1998, and grandson, Justin Anderson Oct. 2, 1973. Survived by brothers, Dan (June) Davis, Whittier, Calif., and Jeff (Phyllis) Davis, Tacoma, Wash. Surviving children, John Michael (Arlene) Vislosky, Donna James, Robert (Debbie) Vislosky, Carol (Greg) Greiner, Mary (John M.) Gomez of Pueblo; grandchildren, Keith (Missy) James, Steven (Karri) James, Brooke (Jay) Yalotz, Amy Vislosky, Amber (Jack) Dionisio, Katie Vislosky, Chris Greiner, Amanda, Audra and Amaya Gomes. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Aubree and Macenzee Yalotz, Cody James, all of Pueblo. Mrs. Vislosky worked as an R.N. at the old Corwin Hospital and St. Mary Corwin, District No. 60 School Nurse program and Colorado State Hospital, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Minnequa Nurses Alumni, Daughters of the American Colonists, Daughters of American Revolution, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Dante Alighieri Society and the Pueblo County Historical Society. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At her request there will be no services. Cremation will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Hospice.

Vislosky, John B.
John B. Vislosky - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - John B. Vislosky, Pueblo resident since 1945, passed away Aug. 11, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Feb. 28, 1921, to Mike and Rose (Kralik) Vislosky in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents- sister, Rose, in 1990- brother, Frank, in 1985- and infant grandson, Justin Anderson, in 1973. Survived by wife, Helen, of the family home- sons, John Michael (Arlene) Vislosky and Robert Daniel (Debbie) Vislosky, both of Pueblo- daughters, Donna (Henry) James-Sullivan and Mary L. (John) Gomez, both of Pueblo, and Carol (Gregory) Greiner of Brighton, Colo.- and grandchildren, Keith and Steven James, Brooke, Amy, Amber and Katie Vislosky and Amanda and Audra Gomez, all of Pueblo, and Chris Greiner of Brighton, Colo. Also survived by his sister, Julia Fitzwater of Las Vegas, Nev.- aunt, Mary (Kralik) Smith of Bellevue, Wash.- and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He graduated from Huerfano High School in Walsenburg in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 25, 1942, to Nov. 25, 1945, serving in the South Pacific Signal Corps as a teletype operator and mechanic. He married Helen Davis on June 25, 1947, in Pueblo. Member of BPOE No. 90 for many years, where he was a tiler for eight years- member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145 and retired from the C&W Railroad after 32 years of service. He also worked for School District No. 60 for 15 years. Viewing hours, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services, Holy Family Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Visscher, Robert Chapman
Robert "Bob" Chapman Visscher - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 13, 2006 - Robert "Bob" Chapman Visscher passed away peacefully at Pikes Peak Hospice on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Robert was born in Plainwell, MI., on April 20, 1922. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene; daughter, Rebecca of Berthoud, CO; son, Thomas of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Betty, of Michigan and a brother, Jim, of Denver. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joan; and a son, Michael. Robert served his country during WWII as a radio operator/side gunner on a B-26 bomber in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His plane was shot down over north Africa on January 10, 1943 and he was captured by the enemy five days later. He spent two and a half years as a P.O.W. in Germany before his liberation on May 3, 1945. After his service, Robert returned to Michigan to enter the family business as a celery farmer in Portage, MI. Robert moved his family to Colorado in 1962 to pursue a career in the transportation industry. He worked for Ringsby Trucklines in Denver and ultimately became Terminal Manager for Graves Trucklines in Colorado Springs in 1973. He received a degree in Traffic Management from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo and was former President of the Traffic Club of Colorado Springs. He was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Portage, MI., and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a life member of the VFW, the Purple Heart Association and the ex-P.O.W. Association. Robert loved singing in the church choir, playing his clarinet, and listening to classical music. His passions were gardening and sharing his tomato plants with his many friends. He also delighted in teasing his grandchildren. Robert's family is especially grateful to the loving care provided him by the Pikes Peak Care Center, Memorial Hospital, and the exceptional staff of Pikes Peak Hospice. Memorial contributions can be made to any of the above or to the East United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. Viewing will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the East United Methodist Church at 1505 E. Monument St. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance, Garden of Angels Mausoleum.

Vitale, Angelo
Angelo Vitale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2005 - Angelo Vitale, 84, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, born Nov. 4, 1920, passed away March 27, 2005. Preceded in death by his grandson, Ken Schutz; brother, Joe Vitale; and sister, Mamie Pagano. Survived by his daughter, Linda (Marvin) Schutz; Angelo (Judy) Vitale Jr.; Ken (Tawney) Wilson; six grandchildren, Michael Schutz, Jason (Danielle) Schutz, Brenda Vitale and Brandy (Scot) Burbridge, Elizabeth and Lisa Marie Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Brother of Paskie C. Vitale. Angelo was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II and was a retiree from the CF&I. A graveside service will be held, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made through the funeral home in Angelo's memory to Operation School Bell, or The Greenway Nature Center.

Vitale, Lena
Lena "Mickey" Vitale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1987 - Lena "Mickey" Vitale, Feb. 15, 1987. Wife of Tony A. Vitale who passed away July 4, 1974, and sister of Rose Deltondo, Montrose. Aunt of Marie (Ed) Caselnova, Pueblo; Georgia (Bob) Ray, Montrose; Emily (Mike) Chrisco, Grand Junction, and Ronald Deltondo, Montrose. Survived also by a grand-niece, Holly Ray, Montrose, and a grand-nephew, John Ray, Montrose, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by brothers, Frank Fazio, Feb. 26, 1985, Tony Fazio, March 1, 1984, and her parents, Gaetano and Carmella Lanza. Mrs. Vitale was a lifelong Pueblo resident and a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Shrine of St. Therese Altar and Rosary Society, the Mother Cabrini Lodge, St. Therese of Vineland Society, Daughter of Isabella Circle No. 673, Dante Alighier Society, the Blue Spruce, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), the Dream Weavers, and the Family Club. She was employed as a bookkeeper by Hughes Brothers Texaco for many years. Prior to that she was employed by Pittsburg Paint and Glass and the Colorado Supply Co. Services, Shrine of St. Therese. Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Caselnova, 134 Montcalm Drive, and they will greet friends at the church following the mass Wednesday night.

Vitatoe, Adda Loris
Adda Loris (Jaco) Vitatoe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2002 - Adda Loris (Jaco) Vitatoe, 80, passed away April 29, 2002. She was born in Mendon, Ill., on Dec. 20, 1921. Adda Loris is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph Vitatoe, Jan. 2, 2001. She is survived by her sons, Clifford (Ann) Jaco and Burt (Sharon) Jaco; granddaughters, Kindra Sutton, Mindy (Brad) Johnson; grandsons, Kendall and Kevin Jaco. Also survived by stepdaughter, Barbara; and step-granddaughter, Stephanie; and special niece, Cindy Cheetam. Honoring her request, cremation will take place and a private memorial service at a later date.

Vitullo, Albert T.
Albert T. (Terry) Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1987 - Albert T. (Terry) Vitullo, late of 2020 Jerry Murphy, passed away May 5, 1987. He was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and is survived by his father, Albert C. Vitullo of Pueblo; his sister, JoDean Novak; two nephews, one niece and numerous relatives in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Vitullo, and was born in Pueblo on Jan. 23, 1940. Private First Class U.S. Marines for 19 months and was honorably discharged May 16, 1960. After returning from the U.S. Marines he worked at the Colorado State Fair for two years. Private cremation.

Vitullo, Alice M.
Alice M. Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - Alice M. Vitullo, 99, born Nov. 6, 1903, passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Vitullo, Gladys May
Gladys May (Sparks) Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2005 - Gladys May (Sparks) Vitullo was born on Dec. 31, 1915, in Westboro, Mo., and went to be with her longtime friend and Saviour Jesus on March 29, 2005. Gladys was predeceased by her loving husband, James "Jimmer" Vitullo; her daughter, Leala Mae Thornton; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Esther Jean Williams, Judith Rae (Robert) Mauro and Peggy Sue (Paul) Panariso; 12 grandchildren, James Frank Williams, Michael Destry Williams, LeRae Ann McBroom, Steven Charles (Brandy) Mauro, Nicholas Dean (Andrea) Thornton, Kari Lea (Pat) Rodrigues, Carla Jean (Brandon) Houghton, Marci Sue (Jerome) Howes, Tara Jean (Darrell) Ross, Zachary Paul (Natacha) Panariso, Francine Marie (Ernie) Garcia and Maegin Lynn (Shane) Panariso-Ray; 23 great-grandchildren; which include the three oldest who helped take care of her, Crystal Nicole, Joshua Frank and Courtney Janelle Williams; many nieces, nephews and friends; and special caregiver, Jean DelMonico. Gladys moved to Pueblo in February 1928. She became a licensed beautician in 1934. She married Jimmer on Sept. 12, 1928. She retired in July 1982 from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as charge psychiatric technician. Her children and grandchildren were the loves of her life. She enjoyed gardening, bird-watching and trips to the mountains. Family and friends will sadly miss her. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter Alzheimer's Association or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Vitullo, Jennie G.
Jennie G. Vitullo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2004 - Jennie G. Vitullo, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 7, 2004, with her three children by her side. Born on Jan. 16, 1920, in Allison, N.M. Wife of Ernest F. Vitullo Sr., who passed away Oct. 4, 1984. Preceded in death by parents Anton and Johanna Grenko of Gallup, N.M.; brothers, John, Joe and Philip; sisters, Diana and Antonia; and great-grandson, Devon Sherwood. Survived by daughter Erna (Allan) Sherwood, Pueblo; son, Ernest F. Vitullo, Jr., Westminster; daughter, Melody Vitullo, Denver; grandson, Eric (Krysta) Sherwood, Pueblo; granddaughter, Andrea (Manuel) Cornejo, Golden; grandson, Brett (Kristen) Sherwood, Pueblo; and great-granddaughter, Avery Sherwood, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jennie was a teletype and teleprinter operator for the engineers at Fort Wingate Ordnance Depot in Gallup, N.M., and transferred to the Pueblo Ordnance Depot and Pueblo Army Airbase in 1940. She married Ernie on April 12, 1947, in Pueblo at Sacred Heart Cathedral. She was employed as a cook by Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 from 1976-1978, and employed by Pueblo Bank & Trust as a cook for the bank employees until her retirement in 1985. Jennie was a member of St. Leander's Parish, Trinity Mission, Mother Cabrini League, St. Jude Shrine, Third Order of St. Francis, Lady of Snows Shrine, Sacred Heart Mission, Our Lady of Charity, Little Flower Society, the Marianist Mission, St. John's Children's Home, Association Miraculous Medal and Sacred Heart Monastery. Cremation at her request. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander's Church. Family will receive relatives and friends following the service. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in Jennie's name.

Vivoda, Stana Stella
Stana Stella Vivoda - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1986 - Stana Stella Vivoda was born in Pueblo, Aug. 19, 1913, and passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Aug. 12, 1986. This is in memory of a generous and courageous lady. She had celebrated 50 years of marriage to Mark Vivoda Jr. last May. She was member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church. In addition to her husband, Mark, she is survived by her children, Mark (Ethel) Vivoda III and Richard (Alice) Vivoda; her grandchildren, Mark, Maria, Stana, Vicky, and Valerie Vivoda; her sisters, Amelia Chanak, Sophie Knezevich, Bessie Mihelich, Ann (Nick) Chorak and Violet (John) Skul. Another sister, Mary Mihalso, preceded her in death. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Parastas will be held in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Final services at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit at 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Vlahos, Tom
Tom Vlahos – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Tom Vlahos is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Tom Vlahos: Greek, age 37, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Vlanca, Louis
Louis Vlanca - Yuma Pioneer - July 27, 1906 - Deputy Sheriff James D. Romero was held at Trinidad by the coroner's jury for the murder of Louis Vlanca early Sunday morning at Starkville. The jury returned a verdict that the killing was without provocation or cause. The shooting affray took place in a dance hall and was between Mexicans and Italians. The deputy sided with the Mexicans in the fight. Romero received a severe knife wound in the hand. Two others were held in connection with the shooting.



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