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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Vocke, Willard Eugene
Willard Eugene Vocke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Willard Eugene Vocke died unexpectedly Nov. 1, 1999. Born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Holly, Colo., to Carl and Marie Vocke. He married Mary Lois Anderson March 14, 1958, in Raton, N.M. Fowler residents past 22 years when they moved from Pueblo. A veteran of the U.S. Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. Retired from CF&I in 1978. He enjoyed going to auctions, farming, camping, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the family home; one son, Randy Vocke of Canon City; two daughters, Katherine (Joe) Hale of Fowler and Ronda (Mark) Woodward of Pueblo; two brothers, Robert (Wilma) Vocke of Pine, Colo., and Dale Vocke of California; two sisters, Verla (Ray) Lirley and Anna Bernice (Robert) Damm, both of Colorado Springs; and five grandchildren, Crystal, Rochelle and Rachel Infante, Shawna Potter and Kathryn Vocke. At his request, cremation. Memorial services will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. The family will receive friends following the services at 2733 Road L .5 in Fowler. Memorials to Fowler Volunteer Fire Department may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Vodian, Evelyn
Evelyn Vodian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2005 - Evelyn Vodian, 86, passed away Feb. 24, 2005, in Pueblo. Burial will take place at Mount Nebo Memorial Park in Aurora.

Vodian, George
George Vodian - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1986 - Dr. George Vodian, died Feb. 13, 1986, in Pueblo. Husband of Evelyn Vodian; father of Ronald Vodian, Albuquerque, N.M., and the late Lynn Vodian; brother of Celia Wanger, Pueblo; brother-in-law of Drs. Jeff and Arnold Gorshow, Denver; grandfather of Nicole Lynn Vodian, Albuquerque. Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feldman Chapel of Denver to Mount Nebo Cemetery. Contributions to the Colorado Heart Association, 4521 E. Virginia, Denver, 80222.

Vodopich, Mildred Fay
Mildred Fay Vodopich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1987 - Mildred Fay Vodopich, Sept. 25, 1987. Wife of John M. Vodopich and mother of Catherine Sue (William) Hartley, Las Vegas, Nev. Sister of Donald J. Young Sr., and Betty M. Nightingale, both of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, David, Judy, Dan, Linda and Jim, as well as nine stepchildren, several great-grandchildren, a niece and four nephews. Mrs. Vodopich was employed for many years as a cook. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by Rev. Tom Steranka, pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Vodopich, Victor J.
Victor J. Vodopich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1987 - Victor J. Vodopich, 1523 Wabash, July 4, 1987. Husband of Katherine M. Vodopich. Father of David (Sarah) Atteberry, Richard (Marjorie) Atteberry, Ernie (Shirley) Atteberry and Sharon Adams, all of Pueblo; and Beverly Allison of Fowler. Grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of seven. Brother of John (Mildred) Vodopich of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Vodopich retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1975 as a pipefitter. He was a member of St. Mary parish, CF&I Retired Club of Local No. 2102 and Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn with Elks graveside rites. The family suggests gifts to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Voduski, Frank
Frank Voduski - Yampa Leader - April 12, 1912 - Frank Voduski, aged fifty-two, and married, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Primero mine, near Trinidad.

Vogel, Alyce Lorraine
Alyce Lorraine Vogel (McKim) Kirchmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2004 - Alyce Lorraine Vogel (McKim) Kirchmeier, born Feb. 19, 1917, died Feb. 8, 2004 - in Carmichael, Sacramento County, Calif. Alyce is preceded in death by husbands Cyril McKim 1938-1959, Everett Kirchmeier 1972-2001, father Otto Vogel, mother Louisa, brother Otto Vogel, daughter Patricia McKim, granddaughter Kathleen McKim and many friends. She is survived by her son, John McKim and wife Carol of Roseville Calif., three grandchildren, Michael McKim and wife Kathy of Spring Branch Texas, Debra Mulligan and husband Tim of Roseville, Calif., Kenneth McKim and wife Michelle of Davis, Calif. and eight great-grandchildren, Jackie, Kathleen, Timothy, Michael, Johnny, Daisy, Grayson and Madison. She is also survived by her brother Harry Vogel and wife Violet of Bristol and their children, Ron Vogel and family, Shirley Beck and her family and Sheri Vogel. Alyce grew up in Chicago Heights, Illinois and moved to Arkansas with her family during the depression. There she met and married Cyril McKim. They moved to Bristol, Colo. in 1939 where she lived until her husband's death in 1959. She moved to Pueblo, Colo. where she worked for the Pueblo Day Nursery as a teacher and later as Kitchen Manager from 1960 until she retired in 1983. She married Everett Kirchmeier in 1972 and they resided in Pueblo until his death in 2001. She then moved to Roseville, Calif. to be near her son and family. She knew a lot of pain, poverty and struggles in her life but maintained a good sense of humor, a happy demeanor and great attitude her entire life. Her happiest moments were among her many flowers, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a good woman and will be missed by all that knew her.

Voiles, Terryl Fletcher
Terryl (Ted) Fletcher Voiles - Huerfano World - November 16, 2000 - Terryl (Ted) Fletcher Voiles, 81, of Perryton, TX, and Cuchara, died Nov. 11, 2000 in Amarillo, TX. Funeral service was Tuesday from the First United Methodist Church in Perryton, with burial in the Hooker, Oklahoma Cemetery. Mr. Voiles was an avid golfer who made five holes-in-one during his six decades of golfing. For 70 years, he spent his summers in Cuchara, where he was also known as a superb fly fisherman, a skilled marksman and an enthusiastic bridge player who loved his Irish terrier dogs. Born in Hooker on Feb. 15, 1919 to the late Clifford and Bess Fletcher Voiles, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in biology and geology. He served in World War II in the US Navy. Mr. Voiles was co-owner of Voiles Motor Company with his brother, DeVon from 1947 to 1961. He then moved to Perryton, where they continued their partnership through Voiles Ford, Inc. In 1972, he married Johnye Meador Allen in Perryton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Anita Brawner Voiles and a son, Timothy F. Voiles. Survivors include his wife, Johnye; his daughters, Carol Olson, Stillwater, OK; April Simpson, San Antonio, TX; his sons, Jeff Voiles, Amarillo; Greg Allen and Mark Allen, both of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, DeVon Voiles of Hooker. Memorials may be made to the La Veta QRT, Box 735, La Veta, 81055 or Cuchara Chapel, 650 Brock Drive, Cuchara, 81055.

Volk, John Joseph
John Joseph "Partner" Volk Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - John Joseph "Partner" Volk Sr., born Feb. 22, 1918, passed away Feb. 12, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret M. Oreskovich; children, John J. (Donna) Volk Jr. of Pueblo and Margie (Tom) O'Neill of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; grandchildren, Frank (Felecia) Fabjancic, John J. (Ashley) Volk III and Andrea Volk, all of Pueblo; two great-grandsons, Dalton Volk and Dylan Ranney; sister, Mary Ann (George) Romontio of Canon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Volk is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Francis Volk; sister, Francis Slager; and brothers, Frank and Joe Volk. Mr. Volk worked at CF&I for 42 years, retiring in 1980 from the Seamless Tube Mill. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145, Pueblo Trap and Skeet Club and the United Steelworkers Local 2102. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap and skeet, reloading shells and going to auctions and flea markets. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Volore, Gladys L.
Gladys L. Volore - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2002 - Gladys L. Volore, 95, born March 18, 1907, passed away July 29, 2002. Mrs. Volore is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Volore; and grandson, Steven Volore. She is survived by her sons, J. Richard Volore and Fred S. Volore; and grandson, Doug Volore; and other grandchildren living out of state, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Theresa Society and Mount Carmel Church parish. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Volore, Wilma N.
Wilma N. Volore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Wilma N. Volore passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center on April 12, 2002, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Wilma was born in Boone, Colo., to the union of Dorine Henry and John Whitney on Sept. 5, 1934. She will be remembered by many as the friendly and helpful individual at the insurance office of Don (Jeri) Minerich. Wilma was preceded in death by her eldest son, Steven W. Volore on April 14, 2001. She is survived by her son, Doug (Linda) Volore; her longtime companion, Augie Santana; her former husband, Fred S. Volore, all of Pueblo ; and daughter-in-law, Pauline Volore of Westminster, Colo. She is also survived by her sister, JoAnn (Ralph) Day, Canon City, Colo.; brothers, Don (Carolyn) Reeves, Florence, Colo., and Robert (Annabelle) Reeves, Fountain, Colo.; as well as four Whitney siblings, Sharon, Johnie Marie, Dennis and Jack; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At her request cremation has occurred. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 720 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Volpato, Mary B.
Mary B. Volpato - Carlsbad Current-Argus – October 18, 2004 – Carlsbad, NM - Mary B. Volpato, beloved by husband, family, friends and many Bartlett Mesa animals, quietly passed to her Lord on Sunday evening Oct. 3, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Albuquerque. Mary B. Volpato was born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Flora Chappell. She later moved to Albuquerque in 1959, and to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1964. She and her family moved to Raton in 1973. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Dick Bird. She had been married to Johnny Volpato for almost 18 years. She was a member of the Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Church of Cokedale, Colo., and had been an active participant in the Walk of Emmaus program. Mary practiced her strong, Christian faith. Together with her husband, Johnny, their mountain home has been a constant refuge for those hurt, ill or sick in spirit. No wounded, lost or hungry person or creature was ever turned away. Mary had a special talent in making everyone feel at home and taken care of, and great masses of family and friends have enjoyed staying with the Volpatos. Beyond her faith, family and friends, Mary loved her mountain home. She knew the names of birds, flowers and the trees that surrounded her. She had a special place in her heart for the bears and she knew their comings and goings, and she gave them individual names. The yard around her house was filled with flowers and working with them was her special joy. Mary will be deeply missed, but she will always be there, whenever the wind blows through the pines on Bartlett Mesa; or a bear wanders through the yard; or when someone remembers her many kindnesses. Survivors are her husband, Johnny Volpato; her children, Tim and Chrisy Bird of Raton, Jim and Tina Bird of Raton, Lorna Bird of Colorado Springs Colo., Robin Bird of Phoenix, and Jack and Julie Volpato and Sherry Neatherlin of Carlsbad. Her grandchildren are Kelsey Bird, Kris Bird, Shannon Bird, Brandon and Bonnie Segotta, Jeremy Neatherlin, Darion and Alee Bird and Gemma Volpato. Her great-grandchildren are Chandler and David Segotta. Contributions in her name may be made to Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Youth Group, Box 24, Bon Carbo, Colo., 81024, (719) 846-9594.

von Ahlefeldt, Rolf S.
Rolf S. von Ahlefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Rolf S. von Ahlefeldt, 1325 Greenwood, June 29, 1986. Husband of Ruth von Ahlefeldt. Father of Alan (Marilyn) von Ahlefeldt, Black Forest, Colo., and Bruce von Ahlefeldt, Pueblo. Grandfather of Grant Alan von Ahlefeldt. Brother of Mrs. Renee (David) Mattson, Santa Cruz, Calif. Mr. von Ahlefeldt was a retired industrial engineer at the Pueblo Army Depot and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of A.I.I.E., D.A.V., National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the First United Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ed Paup, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 1986. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish may contribute to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of the church, 310 W. 11th, Pueblo, Colo.

Von Hemel, Olga A.
Olga A. Von Hemel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Olga A. Von Hemel, late of 2233 E. Eighth, passed away June 6, 1986. Mrs. Von Hemel was a member of the Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 24. She had retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as an LPN. She is survived by one son, Bruce Fowler, and a grandson, Jonathan Fowler, both of Commerce City; one sister, Ethel Folman of Boise, Idaho; six sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Van Hemel in 1982. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William L. Waye of the Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the SRDA through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 3920 Sheffield, home of Danny and Judy Von Hemel.

Von Mosch, Donald Glenn
Donald Glenn Von Mosch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Donald Glenn Von Mosch was born on July 9, 1933, at home in Redwood Falls, Minn. He crossed over into the “Land of the Best is Yet to Come” on April 18, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a loving and caring person. His family of “the wife”, eight children and seven grandchildren was the focus of his life. He was an avid reader, enjoyed making wooden toys and loved to travel whenever the opportunity came. He gave back to his community through being a driver for both social services and Meals on Wheels. He served on both the council and the property committees at King of Kings Lutheran Church. He will be remembered as the “Giant of a Man” with a paperback book in his hip pocket. He also had a passion for cooking and baking. He loved to surprise his family with something “new” for supper. In the 1960's while doing his job as a mechanic in the Air Force, he sustained a life-altering accident, which resulted in his military career ending. However, his passion for the military remained an integral part of his life even to the end. Mr. Von Mosch will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. Interment will follow in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Mr. Von Mosch may be made to the King of Kings Lutheran Church either directly or through the mortuary.

VonBank, Vivian M.
Vivian M. VonBank - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2004 - Vivian M. VonBank, 93, passed away Dec. 25, 2004. Survived by her children, Judith Ann Peretsky of Pueblo and H. Alan (Judith) Nuetzmann of Crest Hill, Ill.; grandchildren, Jessica Peretsky, Mark (Amy) Nuetzmann, Michael (Karen) Nuetzmann, Aaron (Barbara) Nuetzmann and Chad (Clover) Nuetzmann; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas VonBank; and sister, Darlene Shenk. Vivian was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Wilmington, Ill. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family gives their thanks to Belmont Senior Care for their kindness and loving care shown to Vivian over the last three years. Also, thanks to University Park Care Center for their excellent care during her final days.

Vonfeldt, Mark Lee
Mark Lee Vonfeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2004 - Mark Lee Vonfeldt, 40, loving husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law and friend, passed away March 1, 2004, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was a construction foreman in the building trades. He was born July 23, 1963, in Brighton. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, water skiing, family camping and cookouts. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Vonfeldt; his children, Jennie "JenJen" Vonfeldt, Anna "Boo" Vonfeldt, Marcus "Marcus Welby" Vonfeldt; his mother, Joan Vonfeldt; his sister, Sharon Young; father- and mother-in-law, Jose and Lola DeLeon; grandmother-in-law, Victoria Villegas, other relatives and friends, and his faithful dog, "Rox." Preceded in death by his father, William Vonfeldt; and grandfather-in-law, Manuel Villegas. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Paul Montez OSB, celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Cremation to follow.

VonSeggern, Arnold
Arnold "Von" VonSeggern - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2000 - Arnold "Von" VonSeggern, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2000. Predeceased by his wife, Patricia. Survived by son, Richard (Sandy) VonSeggern of Aurora; daughter, Beverly (Lee) Brewer of Texas; grandchildren, Dana, Norman, Terry, Jody, Eric and Krista; brothers and sisters, Bertha Kidder, Ann Lashley, Grace Weeder, Richard B. VonSeggern, Mae Reed, Ed VonSeggern and Les VonSeggern. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

VonSeggern, Patricia
Patricia VonSeggern - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2000 - Patricia VonSeggern, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Jan. 30, 2000. Survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Arnold "Von" VonSeggern; daughters, Stevan (Jim) Gerber of Florida, Susan Anderson of Washington; grandchildren, Peter, Sienna, Derek, Doug, Deirdre; and twin great-grandchildren, Josiah and Joel. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

Voorhees, Florence L.
Florence L. Voorhees – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 29, 1874 – Died in Pueblo, January 28th, 1874, Florence L., only child of James L. and Flora Voorhees, aged one year and five months.  Funeral at M. E. Church, at 2 P. M., today.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 29, 1874 – A little child of Mr. James Voorhees died yesterday morning from inflammation of the stomach.

Vories, Emma
Emma Vories - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1974 - Emma Vories dies in Arkansas - La Veta residents were grieved to learn of the death of Miss Emma Vories in Booneville, Ark., last week. Miss Emma, as she was called, was born in Rockville, Bates County, Mo., February 14, 1884. Her parents brought her to La Veta in 1885 where she lived for many years. In 1886 the Rev. J. H. Vories was engaged as pastor of the First Baptist Church and in a few years Emma and her brothers, Benton and Eugene, became members. Probably as early as 1904 she began teaching in the primary department of the La Veta School. She taught there until about 1922 and then was engaged to teach in the Cameron School under Superintendent A. S. Neeley. After a number of years there she again taught in the La Veta Schools, retiring in 1951 having taught a total of 47 years. She is still remembered by many of her pupils. She took an active part in school and church affairs and was a loyal member of the Spanish Peaks Garden Club. Miss Emma moved to Booneville in 1965 to be near her nephew, John Vories, and his family. She celebrated her 90th birthday February 14, 1974 and answered all of her gifts and cards with letters telling of her many interests.

Vories, George W.
George W. Vories – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – December 25, 1903 – The body of a man that was found at the foot of the Greenhorn range last month, and which was supposed to be that of E. Johnson, has been positively identified by Mrs. Adelaide Vories of La Veta as that of her husband, George W. Vories. Vories escaped from Dr. Work's sanitarium in Pueblo, where he was being treated for a mental disorder, about May 22nd, and nothing had been heard of him.

Vories, Lula Benton
Lula Benton Vories - World Independent - February 24, 1941 - Mrs. Lula Vories, Mother of former postmaster here lived in County since 1887. Lula Benton Vories, 80, passed away at her home in La Veta Saturday February 22, 1941 after a brief illness. She was the mother of Eugene Vories, former postmaster here, but now of Grand Junction. Mrs. Vories was born at Springfield, Tennessee, March 29, 1860. Before marrying the late John H. Vories in 1879, she was a teacher in the Springfield schools. After her marriage she with her husband moved to Missouri where they lived for two years, and then coming to Aguilar. In 1887, she moved to La Veta, where she had resided since. During the presidency of Cleveland, Roosevelt and McKinley she was assistant postmistress at La Veta. She is survived by two sons, Eugene, and Benton of La Veta; by one daughter, Miss Emma, with whom she made her home; and by seven grandchildren. Funeral announcements will be made later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary, but the services will probably be held on Tuesday at La Veta. Huajatolla Chapter D.A.R.

Vories, Rebecca Ann
Rebecca An Vories - Denver Post - June 30, 1997 - Rebecca Ann Vories of Grand Junction, a business owner and manager, died June 18 in Grand Junction. She was 52. Memorial services were June 22 at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction. There was cremation. She was born May 1, 1945, in Farmington, N.M. She attended Mesa College, the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Thunderbird Institute at Phoenix where she received a bachelor's degree in political science and languages. She owned Infinite Energy and had worked as an alternative energy consultant. She was a member of the American Solar Energy Society, Territorial Daughters of Colorado and Phi Theta Kappa sorority. Her interests included traveling, hiking, skiing, solar energy and the Hunger Project. She is survived by her father, Eugene C., La Veta; two brothers, Kimery C., Edwardsville, Ill., and Dan E., Carbondale; and two sisters, Nancy L. UHL, Grand Junction, and Carol L. Ferguson, Edgewood, N.M. Contributions may be made to Caring Unlimited, 622 S. Albert St., Walsenburg 81089; or Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction 81506.

Vories, Ruby Leon
Ruby Leon Vories - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1978 - Mrs. Ruby Leon Vories of Canon City, Feb. 4, 1978. Wife of Eugene Vories; mother of Eugene C. Vories, Grand Junction, and Mrs. Lula Benson, Canon City; sister of Mrs. Evalyn Walker, La Veta. Survived also by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Member First Baptist Church. Mrs. Vories was a member of the La Veta Eastern Star for over 60 years and a member of the San Luis Valley Auxiliary of Territorial Daughters of Colorado. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Interment, 3:45 p.m. Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, with Eastern Star committal service.

Voris, A. Eileen
A. Eileen Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - A. Eileen Voris, 79, passed away April 8, 2005. Survived by her husband, Joe Max Voris; daughter, Carol (Robert) Aflec of Littleton; sister, Elelina Catron of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Eileen (Harvey) Hinther of Buffalo, Okla.; grandchildren, Jennifer Aflec and Richard (Lisa) Aflec; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her brothers, Herman, Edward and Bob Heckel. Eileen was born to Lewis and Beda Heckel on Nov. 11, 1925, in Westron, Mo., and married Joe on March 12, 1961, in Clayton, N.M. She was a clerk typist for El Paso County Social Services. Eileen loved animals and enjoyed camping, traveling, doll collecting and antiques. Viewing at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Mountain View Cemetery. (Please enter the east Acero gate.) Pastor Shannon Eaton will officiate. Those who desire may make memorials to Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home.

Voris, Frank G.
Frank G. Voris - Huerfano World - June 16, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1950: Word was received of the death of Frank G. Voris, 68, in California. He was the brother of Myrtle Kitchen and Pearl Bruce.

Voris, Jonathan Ray
Jonathan Ray Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Jonathan Ray Voris of 1910 W. 12th, Apt. 144, Dec. 26, 1 987. Son of Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris, late of the family home, and brother of David Wayne Sullivan also of the family home. Survived also by his grandparents, Raymond and Reta Sullivan of Pueblo, and aunts and uncles, Raymond (Bev) Sullivan, Colorado Springs; Carol (Richard) Kolosso, Pueblo; Andy (Angela) Sullivan, Nashua, N.J.; Debby (Larry) Logsdon, Pueblo; Mark J. (Jeanie) Sullivan, Penrose; Gina Stratton, Pueblo; Brenda (Ken) Maytum, Pueblo; and special friend, Heather Roybal of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous cousins. Jonathan was a pupil at Morton Elementary School and was an avid Denver Bronco fan. Cremation, Almont Crematory. His Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with his mother's at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Memorials are also suggested to the Cerebral Palsy Association.

Voris, Winifred L.
Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Winifred L. "Wendy" Voris of 1910 W. 12th, Apt. 144, Dec. 24, 1987. Mother of David Wayne Sullivan of the family home and Jonathan Ray Voris, also of the family home, who passed away Dec. 26, 1987. Daughter of Raymond and Beta Sullivan Pueblo and sister of Raymond (Bev) Sullivan, Colorado Springs; Carol (Richard) Kolosso, Pueblo; Andy (Angela) Sullivan, Nashua, N.H.; Debby (Larry) Logsdon, Pueblo; Mark J. (Jeanie) Sullivan, Penrose; Gina Stratton, Pueblo; Brenda (Ken) Maytum, Pueblo; and special friend, Heather Roybal of Pueblo. Survived also by 17 nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Family Parish and an active participant in Hope Alive and Ladies of Mary. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. The family will greet friends in the Parish Hall following the service and they suggest memorials be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association in care of the funeral home office.

Vorotovich, Nick
Nick Vorotovich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Nick Vorotovich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Nick Vorotovich: Montenegrin, age 29, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Voruz, Sibyl
Sibyl Voruz – Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1920 – Speeding D. & R. G. Train Kills Two Women – Nurse Strives to Save Patient From Death on Rails Near Woodcroft – Mrs. Millie McKenzie, Inmate at Sanitarium, and Mrs. Sibyl Voruz Meet Horrible Death – Mrs. Sibyl Voruz, a special nurse at Woodcroft Sanitarium and Mrs. Millie McKenzie, a patient at the institution, were instantly killed at 7:50 o'clock last night by a Denver and Rio Grande south-bound passenger train. Mrs. Voruz lost her life in attempting to save that of her patient. From reports obtained last night, Mrs. Voruz took Mrs. McKenzie, who is from Bingham Canon, Utah, out for a walk near the sanitarium. Either they were walking along the tracks, which is against the orders of the institution, or the patient insisted upon getting onto the rails, when Denver and Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, coming from Denver came in sight. Fireman J. E. Conoway of the locomotive, states that Mrs. McKenzie ran at top speed toward the engine while Mrs. Voruz followed apparently in an effort to catch the patient and get her out of harm's way. The pair were completely hidden from view of the trainmen by the high board fence surrounding the Stearns-Roger plant, and when seen, it was too late to stop. Engineer E. A. Slerth put on his brakes, stopped the train and those in charge of the train hastened back to render aid if aid was possible. Trainmaster R. L. Brown happened to be on the train and summoned Dr. Work from the sanitarium nearby. Work identified the bodies as those of the nurse and her patient. The form of Mrs. McKenzie was badly mangled, while the effect of the impact was less apparent in the case of Mrs. Voruz. Officials at the sanitarium state that it is against the rules for attendants to take patients for a walk along the railroad tracks. In this case, however, there is wide margin for doubt, since the only person who witnessed the accident was the fireman, whose first glimpse of the victims showed the patient in flight from the nurse. It is entirely possible that the patient might have bolted and fled from the grounds with the attendant in pursuit. Authorities at the sanitarium state that Mrs. McKenzie's mind was only mildly affected. Mrs. Voruz came here about three months ago, in charge of her patient, whose home was in Bingham Canon, Utah. Neither have relatives in this city. Mrs. McKenzie is survived by a son, L. R. Gibbs, in Bingham Canon. She is 51 years old, according to records at Woodcroft, which give the year of her birth as 1869. The nurse was about the same age. Coroner Luke McLean, summoned soon after the accident, stated last night that an inquest will be held, the time of which is as yet indefinite. The bodies are at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1920 – Orders Inquest Over Bodies of Women Killed by Train – Coroner L. MacLean has ordered an inquest held this afternoon at 4 o'clock over the bodies of Mrs. Sybil Vorus and Mrs. Millie McKenzie who were killed by a Rio Grande passenger train near Woodcroft sanitarium at 7:50 o'clock Wednesday evening. The head of Mrs. Vorus, the nurse of Mrs. McKenzie was crushed, and the body of Mrs. McKenzie was horribly mutilated. Persons who rushed to the scene state that the train left the place carrying its passengers, many of whom had alighted and witnessed the gruesome results, fully ten minutes before the Coroner or other officials could reach the scene. A number of witnesses have been subpoenaed by deputy sheriff Delliquadri among them some eye witnesses of the actual tragedy. The hearing will be held at the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 1920 – Coroner's Jury Probes the Death of Hospital Nurse – Mrs. Sybil Voruz came to her death on July 21, 1920, by being struck by Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, at a point near the Woodcroft sanitarium in the city of Pueblo, in an effort to save the life of Mrs. Millie McKenzie. The nurse disobeyed the rules of more than a score of years standing, in taking her patient to the locality, where the fatality occurred. This in substance, is the verdict of the coroner's jury which yesterday afternoon held an inquest over the body of Mrs. Voruz, who while engaged in frantic efforts to keep her patient from leaping in front of the train, lost her own life at the same instant her charge was killed. The wheels passed over Mrs. Voruz' head completely severing the upper portion of the head and face. Among the interesting facts brought out by the testimony were the following: Recently the head nurse had called Mrs. Voruz and another nurse who it was said had disobeyed the rules in taking their patients to the front gates and near the railway tracks, into a room and told them that if they had not understood this rule they must be made to understand it then. The gongs which are located at the sanitarium crossing and at the Stearns Roger works crossing had been out of order and had not performed their functions for a week prior to the fatality. The train crew pulled out with the train at least ten minutes before the arrival of the coroner or the deputy coroner, leaving the mangled fragments of Mrs. McKenzie's body lying along the tracks; the body of Mrs. Voruz had been picked up and carried into the hospital by attendants of the institution. The two women had been outside the hospital gates and at the Woodcroft station, and walking along between the hospital hedge and the north-bound track of the railroad for from twenty minutes to half an hour before the train arrived. Mrs. McKenzie was seen to rush toward the track in front of the train, and Mrs. Voruz was doing all in her power to hold her back. Fireman Conaway, Maynard Clauson and Mrs. Mary Halcob all testified to having seen Mrs. McKenzie rushing toward the track in front of the train, and they all told of the heroic efforts of the nurse to save her charge. Fireman Conaway being on the same side of the engine as the two women were of the tracks had a clear view of the actions above noted, but the train was running at 25 miles an hour and the women could not be seen by him until within 200 feet of them on account of the curve. He shouted to Engineer E. A. Scholer, who knew something awful had been seen by the fireman, and he at once set his brakes and as quickly as they were in position applied the emergency; just at that instant he saw the body of a woman thrown from the track by the pilot. The train was composed of eleven cars, some 70 and some 80 feet in length; the train was stopped in little more than its length. Both the fireman and the engineer stated that the whistle was sounded for the hospital crossing and also for the curve; other witnesses verified these statements. Other witnesses who were on the spot quickly after the accident, and who were positive that the train pulled out before the arrival of the coroner were Mrs. Agnes Sanders of twenty fourth and Main, and Mrs. Beulah Hall of 117 West twenty fourth. These women also spoke of the body of Mrs. Voruz being taken by hospital attendants into the institution. Mrs. Halcob, whose home is in the 2800 block on Grand avenue, stated that she was watching the train from her rear porch and saw two women, one in black, the other in nurse's garb, sitting at the station; when the second whistle of the locomotive sounded, the woman in black seemed to become frightened and ran toward the track in front of the train; the woman in light attire grabbed her and tried awfully hard to keep the other off the track but the woman in black seemed much the stronger and dragged the other who was holding on all the time to the track. Dr. Hubert Work, founder of the sanitarium, was asked by Coroner MacLean if he cared to make a statement. The doctor told the jury that Mrs. McKenzie, who was brought to the institution last March from Utah, came with a melancholy history, but neither by her actions or words had she shown such signs since being at the local institution; she had always been quiet and made little or no trouble since being here. Dr. Work believed from requests she had made not to be taken near the region of the railway tracks, that she was afraid of herself; that is, she feared she would be impelled to do the very thing she did do. Following his analysis of the case, Dr. Work said informally, “People do not commit suicide because they want to but because they can not help it.” Coroner MacLean stated that a son of Mrs. McKenzie is shortly expected from Utah, and he will not decide until after a consultation with him, whether there will be held an inquest over the body of Mrs. McKenzie. Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The remains of Mrs. Sybil Voruz are at the McCarthy Undertaking Parlors. The funeral announcements will be made later.

Voruz, Sibyl
Sibyl Voruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Sibyl Voruz, died July 21. Body at McCarthy's.

Vosbaugh, Catherine
Catherine Vosbaugh – Yuma Pioneer – November 15, 1907 – Woman Who Posed as a Man – Remarkable French Woman Dies in Trinidad Hospital – Trinidad – After masquerading for more than sixty years as a man, Catherine Vosbaugh, a peculiar French woman, died Monday morning at the San Raphael hospital of old age. She had dressed and worked as a man since leaving her native country sixty-three years ago, and her life secret was not discovered until some two years ago, when she was brought to the hospital from a ranch where she was employed as a cook, suffering from pneumonia. This remarkable woman adopted her disguise simply to better enable her to secure employment. Perhaps the strangest act of her life, which reads like a romance, was her “marriage” to a woman at Joplin, Missouri, over forty years ago. The motive for this act seems to have been to save the woman's good name. Miss Vosbaugh was a daughter of a well educated Frenchman, who gave her a good business education and taught her several modern languages. At his death she came to America alone. She worked in several cities as a bookkeeper and finally went to Joplin, where she was a trusted bank clerk for fifteen years. During all this time it was never suspected that she was not a man. Shortly after her “marriage” a child was born to the wife, which died a few weeks later. The two women then came to Trinidad, when this place was nothing but a hamlet and a gateway to the unexplored Southwest. Here she was known by the name of “Frenchie” and the establishment soon became a famous eating house. For some unknown reason the couple separated, but what became of the “wife” was never known. After her life's secret was learned, the woman refused to divulge the name of her companion. Leaving the restaurant business she found employment on the Brown sheep ranch near Trinchera, where she was employed as a cook and a sheepherder for some years. Although she associated only with men, cooking for them, working on the range and sleeping in the same room, her sex was not discovered. In July, 1905, she had an attack of pneumonia and was brought to the hospital here, where T. J. Forhan discovered her sex. Even after it was known that she was a woman, she refused to wear women's clothes and for the last two years had worked about the hospital in men's clothing. She was known in the city as “grandpa.” Funds for her burial were raised by popular subscription.

Voss, Bryan M.
Bryan M. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2003 - Bryan M. Voss, 38, passed away May 8, 2003. Born April 14, 1965, in Pueblo, Colo., to William and Donna Voss. Preceded in death by his father, William Voss. Survived by his mother, Donna Voss; siblings, Tammie (Rob) Setser, Harold Voss, Frances "Sassy" Voss; niece, Donna Setser; nephew, Ryan Setser; numerous family and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to his mother, Donna Voss through the funeral home office.

Voss, Caroline Cramer
Caroline Cramer Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Caroline Cramer Voss passed away Feb. 4, 2000. Mrs. Voss was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, wife of Fred H. Voss, former owner of the Phillips Music Company and President of the Pueblo City Council in 1955, who preceded her in death, Jan. 20, 1973. Daughter of the late Theodore and Caroline R. Cramer, early residents of the area. During her husband's term as President of the City Council, Mrs. Voss suggested the name "Happy Time Ranch" for the newly opened little animal exhibit at the local zoo in Pueblo City Park. Because she said, "We want the children and adults to have a happy time when they come to see the baby animals." Survived by numerous cousins and many friends. Graduated from Centennial High School and attended the Palette Studio of Fashion Design in Denver. Member of First Presbyterian Church and active in the Women's Association of the church. Member of Friends of the Library, Pueblo Metropolitan Museum, Board Member of Friends of the Parks, Parkview Auxiliary and Personnel Chairman of Parkview Gift Shop for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Private interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made to the Parkview Hospital Memorial Fund in Mrs. Voss' name through the funeral home.

Voss, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1957 - Charles Edward Voss, July 17. Father of Harold C. Voss, with whom he made his home at 1314 E. First; Lester C. Voss, Woodrow W. Voss, Mrs. Avis Moroney, Mrs. Nina Mathews and Mrs. Irene Reininger, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Denver. Grandfather of nine; great-grandfather of eight. Attended the Lutheran Church. A resident of Pueblo since 1942. A retired farmer. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. J.W. Stenholm, pastor of Tabor Lutheran Church, officiating. To Roselawn.

Voss, Donald A.
Donald A. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1998 - Donald A. Voss, 78, of 708 Brown Ave., Pueblo, died Sept. 11, 1998, at the Fort Lyon VA Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. He is survived by brother, August Voss, Pueblo- sister, Janette Newman, Denver- sister-in-law, Carmen Voss, Pueblo- and friends, Bill and Mary Murray, Becky, Raymond and Pricilla Esquibel and Felicia Murray, all of Pueblo.

Voss, Harold C.
Harold C. Voss - Pueblo Star-Journal - March 22, 1978 - Harold C. Voss, 1312 E. First, passed away in a local hospital March 21, 1978. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille I. Voss of the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Esther L. and Leo J. Kirscht, Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Irene Reininger, Pueblo, Lester C. Voss, Prescott, Ariz., Mrs. Bertha Brooks, Boise, Idaho, and Woodrow Voss, Colorado; sister-in-law, Mrs. Edith E. Kirby, Pueblo; brother-in-law, John Reininger, Pueblo, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Donna Voss, Poway, Calif. Predeceased by a son, William Carl Voss, in 1977 and granddaughter, Kathryn K. Kirscht, in 1967. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born March 11, 1903 in Pueblo, and was a former employee at CF&I Steel Corp. from 1936 until his retirement in 1976; he was owner-manager of Southern Cisplay Service. Arrangements later. Pueblo Star-Journal -March 23, 1978 - Harold C. Voss. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Fred Johnson, chaplain of Parkview Episcopal, Roselawn Cemetery.

Voss, James D. Jr.
James D. Voss Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - James D. Voss Jr., 21, passed away unexpectedly May 5, 2001. Survived by parents, Jim (Shirley) Voss, two sisters, nieces, nephews and grandparents. Preceded in death by his older brother and his paternal grandfather. Dean enjoyed playing hockey, snowboarding, mountain biking and outdoor activities. Memorial service, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Voss, Lucile I.
Lucile I. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Lucile I. Voss passed away 1, 1987, in Phoenix, Ariz. by her daughter, Mrs. Esther L. (Leo J.) Kirscht of Phoenix; daughter-in-law, Donna Voss, Poway, Calif.; sister-in-law, Irene Reininger, brother-in-law, John Reininger, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Lorene Rice, Crittenden, Ky. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Voss, in 1978, and her granddaughter, Katheryn Kirscht, in 1967. Born June 15, 1911, in Missouri and had been a Pueblo resident for 55 years before moving to Phoenix. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute to the Arthritis Foundation direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 842 Scranton.

Voss, Walter E.
Walter E. Voss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 1978 - Walter E. Voss of 1317 E. Fifth, July 1, 1978. Husband of Mrs. Laura Voss, Father of Ferdinand W. Voss, Preston, Idaho, Mrs. Jeanette M.D. Newman, Commerce City, and Donald A. Voss and August F. Voss, Pueblo. Survived also by a sister, Mrs. Elma Eikelman, Westcliffe; brother, Emil Voss, William, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son, Charles W. Voss, who passed away April 28, 1978. A member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mr. Voss was a retired stock clerk at the old Pueblo Airbase. He also spent many years in the construction trade. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Lutheran Cemetery Westcliffe, will be conducted by the Rev. Roland J. Rauber, pastor, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Vowles, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Vowles - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2004 - Betty Jane Vowles, 53, went to be with the Lord Oct. 9, 2004. Born July 20, 1951, in La Junta, she was a CNA and a small business owner. She also had lived in Manzanola and Rocky Ford. Betty enjoyed traveling, gardening and the love of her family. Preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Gertrude (Kinney) Berry; and a brother, Ivan Berry. She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Harry R. (Leslie) Vowles, Ruston, La., and Brian W. (Krystal) Vowles, Dubach, La.; a brother, Ivan Berry, Boone; special friend and companion, Ronald Masterson; also three grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. John Wayne Richardson officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vucetich, Frances Janet
Frances Janet Vucetich - Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - Frances Janet Vucetich, 77, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001. Mrs. Vucetich was born on Feb. 6, 1924 in Pueblo to Andrew and Eva Terry Dick. She is survived by her husband, John Vucetich, of the family home; children, John Andrew, Michigan, and James Joseph, Walsenburg; and grandchildren Mike, David, John and Jennifer. Funeral service was Monday, Dec. 24, 2001 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, donations can be made, in her memory, to your favorite charity.

Vujcich, Robert L.
Robert L. Vujcich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2002 - Robert L. Vujcich, 67, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2002, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1934, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Helen Vujcich. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Roxana; sons, Robert D. (Tricia), Christopher (Marilyn), Troy (Tracy), Gary (Chanda) Vujcich, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kimberly (Geoff) Hensen of Pueblo; grandchildren, Haley, Heather, Tyler, Tory, Jayde, Aspen and Trent Vujcich of Pueblo; sister, Marie Vujcich of Pueblo; brother, Daniel (Roberta) Vujcich of California; sister-in-law, Donna Frazzini of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1996. He enjoyed family get-togethers, playing with grandchildren, playing pool and boating. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Eagles. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Vujcich, Roxana K.
Roxana K. Vujcich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - Roxana K. Vujcich, 57, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 3, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert L. Vujcich, June 19, 2002; and parents, Omar Traylor and Grace Ecock. She is survived by sons, Robert D. (Tricia), Christopher (Marilyn), Troy (Tracy) and Gary (Chanda) Vujcich, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kimberly (Geoff) Henson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Haley, Heather, Jayde, Aspen, Tyler, Tory and Trent Vujcich and unborn grandchild Henson, all of Pueblo; sisters, Donna Frazzini and Adena (Peter) Subocz; sister-in-law, Marie Vujcich; and brother-in-law, Daniel (Roberta) Vujcich. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Roxana dedicated her life to her husband and children. Her love for children spilled over to the many children she cared for over the years through her day care. Roxana was a lifetime member of the Shrine of St. Therese and enjoyed family gatherings, trips to Cripple Creek for a day of gambling, but most of all her spark for life was sharing in the joy of her children and grandchildren. Like an angel sent from Heaven, the family will deeply miss her generous heart, love of life, words of wisdom and her awesome strength to always carry on. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the funeral home followed by the recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Roxana K. Vujcich to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Vukelich, Connie M.
Connie M. Vukelich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Our queen Connie M. Vukelich, 86, passed away July 22, 1997, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for over 80 years, she was born Dec. 31, 1910, in El Paso, Texas. She loved her family and the various gatherings they provided for her in her honor. She was a member of The Legion of Mary and El Club Social Y Benefico Latino Americano. Connie's hobby was to love and care for her dogs "Baby" and "Yorkie," also her pet bird "Pepito." She married Steve Vukelich in 1938. He precedes her in death, as do her parents, Narcisco and Modesta Martinez, and a son, Stephen Vukelich. She is survived by her children, Connie Sanchez, Rachel Montes, Joan K. Vukelich, Margie (Nicholas P.) Rodriguez and Robert ``Boots" Vukelich, all of Pueblo, and Ron (Terri) Vukelich, Pueblo West- grandchildren, Cheri (Sev) Wallace, Cathy (Gary) Massaro, Loretta (Rodney) Montoya, Steve (Gloria) Sanchez, Sharleen (Roger) Lamaak, Karen (Tony) Duncan, Rodney Duncan, Melissa (Joe) Cruz, Jeanette Rodriguez, Lawrence (Traci) Rodriguez Jr., Michelle (Mark) Rodriguez and Paulette (Rudy) Martinez- 18 great-grandchildren- six great-great-grandchildren- and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis and at the home of daughter, Margie Rodriguez, 1725 Wabash, following the services.

Vukelich, Robert Anthony
Robert Anthony "Boots" Vukelich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Robert Anthony "Boots" Vukelich, 54, born Nov. 16, 1949, passed away at home on Oct. 13, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Steve "Chops" and Connie Vukelich; a brother, Steve Vukelich. Beloved brother and friend "Boots" is survived by his sisters, Joan Vukelich, Consuelo "Aunt Terri" Sanchez, Margie Vukelich and Rachel Montes; a brother, Ron Vukelich. Also survived by goddaughter and special niece, Michelle Rodriguez; his three special great-nieces, Diamond "Bunners," Destinee and Desire Rowe, who brought laughter and joy into his life; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, to include Vig, Steve, Chris and Gerald Vigil; also, his pets, "Rommel" and "Lieto." "Boots" was a lifetime Pueblo resident and a carpenter by trade. He was a 1967 graduate of Central High School, where he excelled in football. He was captain of the team and was selected to all-state. He also excelled in wrestling. Throughout his life, he continued to be an avid football fan. He had a love for the great outdoors and enjoyed taking drives to the mountains and Beulah. "Boots" was a kind and compassionate man who was always there to do what he could for others. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, cremation has taken place. Rosary 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral Mass, at 10 a.m.; both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. as celebrant. The Vukelich family will receive friends at 1310 Lakeview, No. 102, and the Mediterranean room of the St. Francis following the Mass.

Vukich, Douglas A.
Douglas A. Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Douglas A. Vukich, 39, passed away June 28, 1997. Survived by his parents, Albert and Lucille Vukich- son, Christopher Michael Vukich- daughter, Ashley Nicole Vukich- brother, Kurt Vukich- three nephews- and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Vukich was a member of St. Patrick Church. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Cremation, Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Family will receive friends at St. Patrick's Church Hall after the service.

Vukich, John
John Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1999 - John Vukich, 73, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 7, 1999. Born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Ojo, Colo. Survived by his loving wife, Betty R. Vukich, of the family home- sons, Dr. David (Clare) Vukich, Jacksonville, Fla., and John Charles Vukich, Pueblo West- daughters, Deborah Jane Vukich, Colorado Springs, and Kathy Sue (Jeff) Wilson, Pueblo- brothers, Albert Vukich, Pueblo, and Emil Vukich, Trinidad, Colo.- and grandchildren, Kelsey Rae Wilson, Jake Samuel Wilson and Nicola Ann Vukich. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 1 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Patrick church hall after the interment.

Vukich, Lucille
Lucille (Benesch) Vukich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2001 - Lucille (Benesch) Vukich, 70, passed away Sept. 16, 2001. Preceded in death by son, Doug; brothers, Lloyd, Bill; and parents, Joseph and Gladys. Survived by her husband, Albert; son, Kurt (Grace); sisters, Pauline (Jim) Buffington, Leila (Darrell) Clarke, Alice (Jim) Shaffer, Norma (Ron) Glach; brother, Robert (Esther) Benesch; brother-in-law, Emil (Mary) Vukich; sister-in-law, Betty Vukich; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Church. Private inurnment.

Vunovich, Mark S.
Mark S. Vunovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1998 - Mark S. Vunovich, age 41, born Feb. 8, 1957, passed away Oct. 20, 1998. Survived by his wife, Lesa (Kidd) Vunovich, Knoxville, Tenn.- parents, George Chub" and Ida Vunovich- and father and mother-in-law, Bob and Billie Kidd, all of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by his brothers, Nick (Karen) Vunovich, Pueblo, Colo., and John (Norine) Vunovich, Littleton, Colo.- brother-in-law, Keith (Linda) Kidd, Pueblo, Colo.- nieces and nephews, Michael, Kristin and Aimee Vunovich and Mariah Kidd, all of Pueblo, Colo.- as well as many extended family members. Mark was a 1975 South High School Graduate and was employed at Pay & Pac and Target Distribution Center. He and his wife moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in March where he was employed at Lowes Home Improvement Center as a salesperson. Mark and Lesa were members of Sacred Heart Cathedral parish in Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Upkeep" in Mark's memory.

Vurnick, Frank
Frank Vurnick – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Frank Vurnick is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Frank Vurnick: Austrian, age 48, 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 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

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