The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Walby, Hugh
Hugh “Richard” Walby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2005 - Hugh “Richard” Walby, 56, of Pueblo died Nov. 23, 2005. He was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Pueblo, to Hugh and Charlotte Walby. Richard was born and raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School. Richard served in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked as a “hod” carrier for 28 years. He loved to watch the sunset and NASCAR racing. He also loved to fish and listen to the “Blues.” Richard is survived by his wife and best friend Pamela Walby, Pueblo; his mother, Charlotte, Pueblo; brother, Gerald (Cathy) Walby, Pueblo; his buddy (niece), Misty (Toby) Bethel, Florence; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Raymond Walby in 1980. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, at The Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Walby, Hugh T.
Hugh T. Walby - Blue Valley Times - August 23, 1912 - Hugh T. Walby, aged fifty-six years, a resident of Pueblo County for thirty-five years, died at Pueblo. He crossed the plains with an ox team.

Walby, James W.
James W. Walby - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - James W. Walby, 62, passed away Oct. 2, 2002. Survived by his mother, Doris Mass, Pueblo; sisters, Linda (Kenny) Rider, Pueblo, and Deanna Brady, Golden, Colo.; brother, Frank Mass; aunts, Evelyn Mattarocci, Vivian Kennedy and Charlotte Walby, all of Pueblo; uncle, David Cox, Hobert, Ind.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also survived by his special friend, Dani, and her son, who brought much joy into his life. Preceded in death by his father, Harlon W. Walby; sister, Harliene Coppola; and stepfather, Frank Mass Jr. Born Dec. 2, 1939, in Pueblo, James was a member of West Street Baptist Church and enjoyed reading his Bible, riding the bus and going to Wal-Mart to shop and visit with his friends. Special thanks to Dale, staff and friends at Eddie's House. He will lie in state at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Douglas E. Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to West Street Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Wald, Hannah
Hannah Wald - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - Hannah Wald achieved 101 when she passed away Jan. 12, 1987. She was the mother of Roberta Allman of Pueblo, Private services will be held later. At family request cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Waldenmeyer, Edgar A.
Edgar A. Waldenmeyer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1987 - Edgar A. Waldenmeyer, 71, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital on Oct. 24, 1987. Mr. Waldenmeyer is survived by his wife, Edith A. Waldenmeyer; two sons, James Robert (Sue) Waldenmeyer, Kenneth Waldenmeyer, both of Pueblo; and two daughters, Janice (Mike) Hildreth, of South Barrington, Ill., and Karen (John) Skoczen of Ordway. He also is survived by seven grandchildren. Mr. Waldenmeyer was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 13, 1916. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Waldenmeyer retired in 1983 from Industrial Gas Products. He was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Christian Radio Station (KERP) through the funeral home office.

Waldorf, Rita Laraine
Rita Laraine Waldorf – The Daily Camera - October 24, 2004 - Boulder, CO - Rita Laraine Waldorf, Aug. 11, 1948 — Oct. 18, 2004. Rita Laraine Waldorf of Boulder, formerly of La Veta, died of complications of Parkinson's disease Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Peaks Care Center, Longmont. She was 56. The daughter of Tito Sanchez and Elvira Torres Sanchez, she was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Frederick. She married David Ayon in 1966 in Denver. They divorced. She married Tim Waldorf in 1976 in Boulder. They divorced. She graduated from Arvada West High School. Mrs. Waldorf worked for the environmental services department at Rocky Flats and as a buyer for Ideal Market. Mrs. Waldorf traveled extensively, enjoying her trips to Europe and Southeast Asia, and living in the Middle East. "She enjoyed exhibiting genuine kindness to all whom she met," her family said. Survivors include a son, Shaun Ayon of Highlands Ranch; one daughter, Renae Arthur of Longmont; former husband, Tim Waldorf of La Veta; six brothers, Benny Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, Davey Sanchez, Joey Sanchez and Joseph Sanchez; and three sisters, Molly Longoria, Margie Dominguez and Linda Paiz; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Sanchez. Services were held. Howe Mortuary of Longmont was in charge of arrangements.

Waldrip, Betty K.
Betty K. Waldrip - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Betty K. Waldrip passed away on Jan. 9, 1999, in Pueblo. She was born in Canton, Ohio, on March 17, 1910, and had lived in Pueblo since 1930. Mrs. Waldrip was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, in 1978, and a son, Barry, in 1974. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Karen Ashcroft) Waldrip- a daughter, Susan (John) Metsker, both of Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Doris McCormick of Littleton- sisters, Jean Zellers and Mary Louise Gordon, both of California- grandchildren, Robin (Dave) Bratina, Chuck Waldrip, Darick Waldrip, Brad Waldrip, Jana (Jim) Duran and Tracy Metsker, Brittany and Blake McCormick- great-grandchildren, Noelle Waldrip and Jacob Duran- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Waldrip will lie in state on Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Waldrip may be made to the YWCA in Pueblo, either directly or through the mortuary.

Waldschmidt, Loren Thomas
Loren Thomas Waldschmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Loren Thomas Waldschmidt, 60, of Hayesville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2006, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by Anne, his wife of 22 years; his son, Kyle Waldschmidt; and daughter, Laurel Shafer, both of New Port Richey, Fla. The rest of his immediate family lives here in Colorado. His parents are Walton and Dorothy Waldschmidt, longtime residents of Rye. Siblings are Rita Kurchinski of Pueblo, Paul (Pam) Waldschmidt of Colorado City, John (Tagna) Waldschmidt of Canon City, Loretta (Michael) Crino and Phyllis Regalmuto of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Rye, Colo., officiated by Fr. Marvin Kapushion for all who wish to attend.

Walin, Bertha P.
Bertha P. Walin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1999 - Bertha P. Walin of Pueblo passed away Dec. 7, 1999. She is survived by her grandchildren, Dixie (Ron) Keck and Dennis Benson; great-grandchildren, Shannon (Kirk) Pike and Rocky (Karrie) Keck; and three great-great-grandchildren. Cremation with a memorial service, 10 a.m. on Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Walk, James Edward
James Edward Walk - Huerfano World Journal - May 15, 2009 - James Edward Walk, age 59, 202 Indiana Avenue, Walsenburg, CO, passed on May 5, 2009. Cremation Pueblo West. Funeral service will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim was born in Scott City, Kansas on 6/12/49, to Doris Elaine and Lloyd Irving Walk Jr. He was the middle of three brothers, Howard and Larry Walk. He graduated from East High in Phoenix, Arizona, and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Saratoga until 1972. Jim was the father of three children, Brandy M. Bond, Thomas C. Holmes, and Jeremy J. Walk. Jim is survived by his former wife of 14 years, Sally A. Simmons; his children; grandchildren, Audrianna M. Bond, America J. Walk, and Thomas C. Holmes, Jr.; and his mother, brothers, and countless cousins, aunts and uncles and in-laws. He was an avid fisherman, and loved to play his guitar, and had his own small business in Phoenix for 30 years. Near the end of his life he lived in Walsenburg, Colorado with his mother and eldest brother, until the end of his journey on Earth. He was a good and simple man, who will be sorely missed by many. We love you Caveman, until we meet again. Bon Voyage.

Walk, Phyllis B.
Phyllis B. Walk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1998 - Phyllis B. Walk of Colorado Springs passed away Aug. 8, 1998, at her home. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., in Manitou Springs, Colo. Blunt Mortuary in Colorado Springs is handling arrangements. Blunt Mortuary, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80904

Walker, Christine R.
Christine R. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2002 - Passed away Dec. 30, 2001, in Pueblo. Christine was born in Pueblo on May 4, 1919, to Floyd and Nell Ciruli. She was employed as a bartender in area restaurants for 50 years and received national recognition for her accomplishments as such. Christine loved to be around people and her pets and will be sadly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Walker; two sisters, Dorothy Tuttoilmondo and Betty Deakins; and nephews Ricky Moreschini and Norman Zullo. She is survived by her siblings, Gene (Romona) Ciruli and Donna (Leo) Moreschini, both of Pueblo. and Floyd (K.K.) Ciruli of Denver; as well as her nieces and nephews, Pamela Ciruli, Daryl Ciruli, Renee Ciruli, Rob Pike, Raymond (Trish Gray) Moreschini, Rhonda (Bob) King and Rae Deane (Shane) Gebbink; numerous great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan 4, 2002, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Road. The family may be contacted at the home of Leo and Donna Moreschini.

Walker, Elden H.
Elden H. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2004 - Elden H. Walker, 79, passed away Jan. 15, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth N. Walker; and his parents, Samuel A. and Elsie Walker. He is survived by his children, Richard W. Walker of Pueblo, Cheryl Rinkle, also of Pueblo, Gary L. Walker of Denver, Ronald A. Walker of Parker, Colo.; his grandchildren, Cindi, Sam (Tina), Scott, Deanna (Jed) and Susie (Clint); and his great-grandchildren, Ashley, Faith and Paige. Mr. Walker was a member of IBEW Local No. 12, and the owner of E&R Electric. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Elden's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Walker, Elvin O.
Elvin O. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2000 - Elvin O. Walker of Fruita, Colo., and a longtime Denver resident, died on March 5, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 73. A graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Walker was born March 20, 1926, in St. Francis, Kan. He spent most of his childhood in the Maywood, Neb., area. Elvin served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. On May 29, 1950, he married Marjorie F. Schwartzbeck. Elvin worked for the U.S. Mint in Denver for 25 years. He moved to the Grand Junction area in 1995. A son, Richard of Pueblo; daughter, Janet of Fruita; sister, Marjorie of California; and three grandchildren survive him.

Walker, Ernestine L.
Ernestine L. "Tina" Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Ernestine L. "Tina" Walker, 73, departed this life April 30, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Oklahoma City. She had been a Pueblo resident for the past 52 years. She married Brother Joseph P. Walker, July 6, 1945, in Vallejo, Calif. Together, they owned and operated "Bro Walkers Bar B Que Palace" on the Mesa for many years until their health caused retirement. Mrs. Walker is past Worthy Matron Order of Eastern Star, Star of Pueblo No. 5 (PHA), Lady Centurion of Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, outstanding member for Pueblo County Voter judge. She loved to walk, also make various handicrafts, reading and actively participating in church and community functions. She lobbied to get the senior citizen towers located in Bessemer Park. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Mozalla McQuriter Ross-sisters, Bobbie Jean Stanton, Christy Burton, Lillie Mae Cheatum. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 53 years, Joseph P. Walker Sr. of the family home- children, Joseph P. Walker Jr., Thornton, Colo., Brenda G. Camp, Charleston, W.Va., Debra V. (Van) Walker-Taylor, Pueblo, Wanda L. (Derwin) Robinson, Japan, Julie A. "Tillie" Walker, Pueblo- a sister, Charlene Thompson, Los Angeles, Calif.- 14 grandchildren, Michael P. (Joy) Walker, Brian K. Golden, Scott A. Walker, Shannon D. (Ray) Jackson, Denise L. Golden, Trevor J. Miles, Franklin J. Camp, Sonja D. (Otis) Davis, Tiffany D. Miles, William A. Camp, Christina M. Camp, Teron L. Johnson, Derwin Sheldon Robinson Jr., Julie A. Johnson- 10 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Visitation, Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, noon until 7 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First African Episcopal Methodist Church, Mesa and Pine Streets, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tina L. Walker Foundation co Centennial Bank of Pueblo. Family will receive friends at 1410 Cedar St.

Walker, Ethel
Ethel Walker – Pueblo Indicator – January 8, 1916 – Deaths and Funerals –Mrs. Ethel Walker, wife of Bernard L. Walker, died at her home in Rye, Colo., after an illness of several weeks. Her remains were brought here and the funeral was Tuesday morning at 8:30 from the McCarthy funeral chapel and St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Interment at Roselawn.

Walker, Eva M.
Eva M. Walker – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Walker, Evalyn
Evalyn Capps Walker - Huerfano World - February 13, 1992 - Huerfano author dies at 95 - Funeral service for Evalyn Capps Walker of La Veta was Wednesday from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Mrs. Walker, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992 in Happy Care Home in La Veta. A Huerfano native, she was named "Woman of the Century" by the Huerfano County Historical Society in 1986. Born Sept. 28, 1896 in Walsenburg at the home of her aunt, Leon Labrie, she was the last of eight children of Samuel John and Amelia Strange Capps, early pioneers of the county. Her early education was from a governess at the family ranch in the Santa Clara region. After the family moved to La Veta in 1906, Mrs. Walker attended school there until transferring to Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg where she graduated. She entered Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley and earned her life certificate for teaching in 1918. A year later she began her teaching career in a one-room frame school near Capps Junction. She taught in the Osgood School in Rouse for four years and was principal for two years. In 1924 she began a 10-year tenure as teacher and principal in the Walsen School District. She retired from teaching in 1934 when she married Bill L. Walker. Mrs. Walker was actively involved in many political, social and community activities. She was a member of the La Veta School Board for 27 years. She belonged to the Huerfano County Cowbelles, Spanish Peaks Garden Club, American Legion, Tuesday Night Study Club, First Baptist Church of La Veta, Southern Colorado Chapter of the Territorial Daughters, Colorado and Huerfano County Historical Societies and Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a 73-year member and past matron. Local history was one of Mrs. Walker's favorite topics. She was the historian of the La Veta Baptist Church and authored That Old Time Religion, a book chronicling the church's origin and early history. She was also the author of School Days in La Veta about the first 100 years of education in the town. She was the motivator and editor of the four-volume Pioneers of the Territory of Southern Colorado published by the Territorial Daughters. She is survived by her daughter, Billie Walker Spalding/Meisinger, Kenai, AK; four grandchildren, William "Chip" Spalding, J. Dale Spalding, Kimery K. Spalding and Audra Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Loyd Ray and Ashley Messer, James T. "Kelly" Spalding and Christina Winters; nieces and nephews, Claudia Capps, dear companion, Sam Capps, Gene Vories, Lula Benson, Gail Frick, Edith Lynch, Jasper Bruce, Louis Behrmann and Francis Bruce and many great nieces and nephews. Following the funeral service in La Veta, she was buried in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Boies Almont Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Walker, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1999 - Harold Lee Walker, 68, passed away May 10, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Walker was born June 27, 1930, in La Junta. His parents, Ray L. and Esther Williams Walker preceded him in death. Harold was a resident of the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission at 728 W. Fourth Street, where he often led the chapel music, and was the unofficial greeter of each and every visiting minister at chapel services. Harold was also well-known to the various merchants of the Midtown Shopping Center where he would do little odd jobs., 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, in the Sanctuary of the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., Rev. Thomas S. Bond, officiating. In your charity, donations to the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue at P.O. Box 4039,Pueblo, Colo., 81003, in memory of Harold Lee Walker.

Walker, James B.
James B. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2005 - James B. Walker, passed away at his home in Burlington WA. with wife Terry, son Jimmy (Carol), grandsons Ryan and Wyatt and brother Douglas Walker of Pueblo at his bedside. Survived also by sisters Carole McKenney, Pueblo and Donna Collins, Mt. Sterling, KY. Predeceased by parents, Clayton and Evelyn Walker.

Walker, James H.
James H. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1958 - James H. Walker, passed away at home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Marrone, Lane 20, Box 34, Monday night. He was the husband of Mrs. Mattie A. Walker and father of Wallace Walker, Pueblo; Mrs. L. L. Day, California; Mrs. Ernest Marrone, Pueblo, and Charles Clark of Fayetteville, Ark. He was the brother of Joe Walker, Dahalonega, Ga., and Gorden Walker of Copper Hill, Tenn. He had nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Walker was a member of Mt. Carmel Church, United Spanish War Veterans, Camp Stewart No. 3. and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1910. Rosary services will be held Wednesday night at 7:30 in Mt. Carmel Church. Requiem high mass 9 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Resurrection Addition to Valhalla Memorial Park.

Walker, Joseph John
Joseph John Walker - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services and Interment, San Francisco, Calif.

Walker, Joseph P. Sr.
Joseph P. Walker Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Our cherished father, friend, and beloved “Bro Walker” was called home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2001. Joseph P. Walker Sr., “King of Bar-B-Que,” was born July 18, 1924, in Wheelock, Texas, to the union of Peter C. and Nancy Walker. A graduate of Kemp High in Bryan, Texas, Bro Walker earned his certificate of completion as an electrician at Mare Island. A Pueblo resident for the past 54 years, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Ernestine L. “Tina” Walker. Together they owned and operated “Bro Walker's Bar-B-Que Palace” on the Mesa for more than 25 years, before ill health forced their retirement. Mr. Walker's dedication, time and patience to his bar-b-que business was an avenue for many Puebloans to receive their first job. Bro Walker was retired from CF&I, where he was employed for 33 years. In faithful membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bro Joe served as Music Department Director, Sunday School teacher and deacon. Bro Walker's talent and love for vocal music inspired and blessed all who admired his rich bass voice. He formulated the group “Open Hearth Quartet” and they performed throughout the city. Bro Walker was a wonderful asset to the community. He served as a member of Eureka Lodge F&AM and was honored by PACCO for his business contributions. He leaves to celebrate his life his sister, Majorie Peterson, Bryan, Texas; children, Joseph P. Walker Jr., Thornton, Colo., Brenda G. Camp, Charleston, W.Va., Debra W. (Vannie) Taylor, Pueblo, Colo., Wanda L. (Derwin) Robinson, Waco, Texas, and Julie Walker (Richard) Johnson, Pueblo; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. At Bro Walker's request, cremation will follow service. Family will receive friends at Cole Fellowship Hall after the service.

Walker, Lulu Odessa
Lulu Odessa (Stella) Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1963 - Lulu Odessa (Stella) Walker, Sept. 25. Late of local rest home. Sister of Arthur B. Walker, Pueblo, and Mrs. Lee E. Ellis, Orovada, Nev. A resident of Pueblo for the past 75 years. Services 2 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. W.C. Lasater, pastor of Bruner Park Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. To Mountain View.

Walker, Mae Cecelia
Mae Cecelia O'Brien Walker – Orange County Register – November 28, 1990 – Mae C. Walker of Anaheim, a retired credit clerk, died Monday. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. today at Backs-Kaulbars, Baggott & Schact of Anaheim Mortuary. Vigil at 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary chapel. Services 9 a.m., Thursday at St. Pius V Church, Buena Park. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles. Survived by her sisters Ida Crier (sic - Krier) of Yorba Linda and Margaret McLaughlin of Montana.

Walker, Merle Edna
Merle Edna Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2000 - Merle Edna Walker, born May 31, 1921, in Clay Center, Kansas, went to be with the Lord Jan. 14, 2000. Merle enjoyed the out of doors, wildlife, ranch and dairy life. She was very well versed in the Bible and enjoyed the PVBC Joy fellowship monthly meetings. She had a green thumb and enjoyed her indoor plants, fish aquarium, raising pigeons, rabbits and chickens. She was always ready to help anyone in need. Merle worked at P.A.D. during the war packing orders for overseas, at Fox Vilet filling medical orders, also numerous other jobs during her lifetime. She was also very talented in art and embroidery and crocheting afghans. Preceded in death by her parents, Goldie Retta Walker and Earl Elmont Walker; twin brother Earl Edgar Walker and brother Kenneth Lee Walker. She is survived by her two sisters, Viola Darras and Dorothy (Marion) Burry; and brother, Stanley R. (Peggy) Walker. Also survived by her aunt, Dorothy Burgin, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Walker, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1999 - Mildred L. Walker, age 78, passed away May 20, 1999. Predeceased by her husband, Ray Walker- daughter, De Anna Breen- and two brothers. Survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Gerald) Cage- son, Rex (Sherri) Walker- sister, Dorothy Armstrong- and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 5p.m. Saturday. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Walker, Nancy E.
Nancy E. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2004 - Nancy E. Walker, 65, passed away June 23, 2004. Survived by her husband, William Allen Walker; daughter, Mary Beth (Gary) Walker-Messer of Riverton, Wyo.; siblings, William S. (Elza) Hieronymus Jr. of Sal Palo, Brazil, and Gardner D. (Rose) Hieronymus of Somerset, Ky.; grandchildren, Raymond Messer, Brad Messer, Josh (Kayla) Messer, Carol Walker and William Messer; great-grandson, Andrew James Messer; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Rector Hieronymus and Mary Susan Seay. Nancy was born Sept. 5, 1938, in St. Helens, Ky. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fidelity No. 144 OES and White Shrine. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. Eastern Star Service by Fidelity No. 144 OES. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a youth group of donor's choice in time or money or District 60 Music Program, through the funeral home.

Walker, Ned W.
Ned W. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Ned W. Walker passed away Oct. 6, 2003, in Pueblo. Ned was born April 11, 1915, in Central City, Neb., to Emmet and Effie Doan Walker and has lived in this area almost all his life. He was employed as a conductor for the A.T. & S. F. Railroad for many years before retiring in 1975. Ned was a member of the Central Christian Church, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Al Kaly Shrine, BPO Elks No. 90, OES Adah Chapter No. 34, having served twice as Worthy Patron, Laurel Court No. 16 Order of Amaranth, serving as Past Grand Royal Patron and the United Transportation Union. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by brothers, Roy, Lee, Max, Rex and Ray Walker; and a sister, Lucile Henson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian Walker; a sister, Betty (Charles) Kissell of Washington; brother-in-law, Tom Walter; sister-in-law, Sarah Guthridge; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, in the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with burial rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Donations in memory of Mr. Walker may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund directly or through the mortuary.

Walker, Percy
Percy Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - Percy Walker, 67, departed this life Jan. 11, 1998, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Dec. 9, 1930, in Belle Alliance, La. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Graduated from Southern University, Baton Rouge, La., and Colorado State University. Retired from teaching in School District 60. Member of Eighth Street Baptist Church where he served on the deacon board and taught Sunday school. Member of Pueblo branch MDBO MDNM of NAACP, both CSU Alumni and Southern University Alumni. Percy enjoyed fishing, traveling and reading. Preceded in death by parents, Louis Brent, Agnes Moore Walker- a brother, Walter Mack- grandmother, Opelia Moore- and wife, Angelis Walker. Percy leaves to cherish his memory son, Gregory (Daphine) Walker, Pueblo- daughter, Adrienne Walker, Colorado Springs- siblings, Ruth (William) Bones, Tacoma, Wash., Mary (Alfred) Terry, Napoleionville, La., Willa Horn, Maywood, Ill., Louis (Addie) Frent, Gautier, Miss.- numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rev. Joe L. Morrison, officiating. Interment, First Israel B.C. Cemetery, Belle Alliance, La.

Walker, Rex E.
Rex E. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2002 - Age 81, born Feb. 11, 1921, passed away April 25, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Vivian Walker; daughter, Debora (Gabriel) Castro; brother, Ned (Marian) Walker; and sister, Betty (Charles) Kissell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Effie Walker; brothers, Max, Lee, Ray and Roy Walker; and sister, Lucile Shannon. Rex was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force having served in India-Burma as a flight engineer. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1981. Rex was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 31, BPOE No. 90, Telephone Pioneers of America, Bulldog Club of America and of Denver and Colorado Springs and the VFW No. 3641. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Walker, Thurman
Thurman Walker - Wray Rattler - November 20, 1908 - A coroner's jury held an inquest Monday over the remains of Thurman Walker, murdered near Lepesta, Pueblo County, August 19th, and whose remains were recovered several weeks later. The jury held Cleveland Nunn responsible for the crime. He is in jail at Pueblo awaiting trial, having made a confession.

Walker, William
William Walker - Yampa Leader - November 7, 1903 - Denver, Nov. 3 - A news special from Trinidad last night says: While running at the rate of forty miles an hour, passenger train No. 6, on the Santa Fe, was wrecked on a curve this morning, four and one-half miles east of Thatcher, thirty-nine miles east of Trinidad. William Walker, the fireman, of La Junta, was killed, and Engineer J. Posz (Post?) was badly scalded. It is stated that the wreck was caused by the spreading of the rails. This was the regular Denver-Kansas express, which since Saturday's wreck at Fowler, has been coming from Pueblo to Trinidad over the Denver & Rio Grande and Colorado & Southern, going from this city over the main line to La Junta. The engine and four of the cars left the track. The engine turned over on it s left side just out of a cut. The engineer felt the engine going and applied the air, thus probably saving the balance of the train. The fireman was breaking coal in the front of the tender, and was mashed between the boiler head and the tender, the water and steam pouring out on him from the broken pipes, scalding the head from the body. He suffered terrible agony, but died in about ten minutes. The engineer was pitched over the top of the boiler, falling on the left side of the cab, and crawled out from there with his clothing saturated with boiling water. A Chicago dispatch says: A reward of $5,000 has been offered by the management of the Santa Fe Railroad for evidence sufficient to convict the persons guilty of wrecking train No. 6 on October 30th. This action is the beginning of a campaign by the company by which it is hoped to make train holdups a serious matter for those who attempt them.

Walker, William
William Walker - Brandon Bell - February 12, 1915 - Mine Cars Crush two Men - Walsenburg - Joseph Felthager, foreman at the Walsen mine, and William Walker, a negro [sic] digger, were struck by mine cars that broke loose from an empty trip entering the Walsen mine. Both men leave families. Felthager was in the employ of the company for fifteen years. William Riding, a miner, was seriously injured at the Walsen mine when a rock fall hit him on the head. George Nenos, a Greek miner, lost his hand when a rock fall caught his hand at the edge of a Walsen mine car that he was pushing onto the main slope track.

Walker, William
William "Billy" Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2001 - William "Billy" Walker, originally of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 6, 2001, in Denver. Billy was preceded in death by brothers, Jason and Danny Walker; and grandfather, Mat Oreskovich. He is survived by his son, Britton Walker; mother and stepfather, Susan and Tom Milner; father, Carl Walker; sister, Kimberly (Terry) Ferguson; brother, David Walker; grandparents, Joy and Don Blair, Rita and Buster Fawkes and George and Alice Milner; as well as numerous other relatives and extended family. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Walker, William Allen
William Allen Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2004 - William Allen Walker, 68, passed away July 12, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his daughter, Mary Beth (Gary) Walker-Messer of Riverton, Wyo.; grandchildren, Raymond Messer, Brad Messer, Josh (Kayla) Messer, Carol Walker and William Messer; great-grandson, Andrew James Messer; stepbrother, David (Maria) Stainbrook; and stepsister, Diane Moore, both of California. Also survived by very close cousins; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on June 23, 2004. Allen was born May 7, 1936, in Hot Springs, N.M. and lived with his aunts and uncles from 2 until 12 years old. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict and retired from CF&I Caster Mill after 35 years of service. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or charity of donor's choice, through the funeral home.

Wallace, Corey James
Corey James Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2001 - Corey James Wallace, 41, a former resident of Beulah, Colo., went peacefully to be with the Lord on June 20, 2001. He was born Dec. 12, 1959, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in construction much of his life. He was also a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz. He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Trask of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, Bob (Julie) of Mesa, and Terry (JoLynn) of Hemet, Calif.; grandmother, Aileen McCormick of Canada; longtime special friend, Sandy Noll of Colorado Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 2222 Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85202 in his memory.

Wallace, Delbert L.
Delbert L. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Delbert L. Wallace, 77, of 29501 Road 5.5, Las Animas, Colo., died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wallace, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth Martha Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2003 - Elizabeth Martha Wallace died June 25, 2003, at the Country Care Nursing Home in Easton, Kan. She was 92. She was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, until moving to Leavenworth, Kan., in October, 1998, to live with her son. Mrs. Wallace was born March 20, 1911, in Pueblo to Lester and Ethel McClure. She is a graduate of Centennial High School, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was first married to John Alexander Barker who preceded her in death. She married Leo F. Wallace, who also preceded her in death. Elizabeth is survived by her son, James McClure Barker, Leavenworth, Kan.; two stepsons, Leo F. Wallace Jr., El Paso, Texas, and Patrick Wallace of Beaumont, Texas; a stepdaughter, Leone Johnston of Fort Collins; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Harold and William McClure. Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2003, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, in Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edith Marie Barker Nursing Scholarship Fund at Cameron University, Lawton, Okla., or to the American Cancer Society.

Wallace, Paul E.
Paul E. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1987 - Paul E. Wallace, late of 710 Elmhurst, passed away Jan. 4, 1987. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Ruth Shoffner, Canon City, and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Wallace; a brother, Arthur Wallace; and a sister, Mrs. Ellison (Wallace) Montgomery. Born Feb. 3, 1908, in Kansas City, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Graduated from Vineland High School and attended Colorado A&M College, then worked for CF&I Steel Crop, for many years. A life member of BPO Elks Lodge 90; a senior master of the American Contract Bridge League; member of the Finn & Feather Club. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby J. Wilson officiating, followed by the Elks service. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may contribute to Pueblo Lodge 90 Elks Endowment Fund, 426 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo 81003, direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the Rouch Funeral Home reception room following the service.

Wallace, Preston James
Preston James Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2002 - Preston James Wallace, 83, born near Florence, Colo., in the Newlin Creek area Aug. 17, 1919, passed away Nov. 26, 2002. Preceded in death by his father, Eber Wallace in 1921; his mother, Ethel Wallace in 1966; and his brother, Thomas Wallace in 1977. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen Wallace; son, Preston James Wallace Jr.; nieces, Terry Westland, Jane Geiger and Lynn Nelson; and nephew, Mark Wallace. Preston was owner and manager of the Fountain Foundry Inc. from 1956 through 1993 along with his wife, Helen, where they worked together for 37 years. Preston spent 40 years as a Boy Scout leader, having served as Scout Master of Troop 2 at Bethel Methodist Church, where he was affectionately given the nickname of “Pif”. He served as Cub Master, Scout Master, Explorer Post Leader and Advisor to the Order of the Arrow. He received the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service to youth. He helped to select the site of Southern Colorado's Boy Scout Camp. Preston was proud of his service in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a bombardier with a rank of First Lieutenant and then a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. For many years, Preston was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church. While there, he helped organize the Fellowship Sunday School Class, served for several years as Sunday School Superintendent, was lay leader and did much to serve the youth of the church. In more recent years, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees and the committee on social services. He will lie in state at the funeral home Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Monday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery.

Wallace, Robert J. Jr.
Robert J. Wallace Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1999 - Robert J. Wallace Jr., 74, a lifetime resident of Pueblo and a rancher in the Swallows area for more than 44 years, passed away Feb. 14, 1999, at the family home. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Nellie Wallace Sr.- and daughter, Janet Kay Conover. Robert was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Pueblo and is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wallace- daughter, Robert J. Wallace- granddaughter, Marie (Tim) Steinbach- and two great-granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Lorimor- niece, Cathy (David) Munoz and family- brother-in-law, Emil (Cecilia) Matic- and numerous cousins. He was a graduate of Central High School, Pueblo Junior College, Denver University and Adams State College, acquiring degrees in business administration and education. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army Reserve during the Korean Conflict. Robert retired from the D&RGW Railroad in the late 50s and as an educator from School District 60 in 1984. He was president of the Turkey Creek Soil Conservation District, president of Pueblo County Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, secretary-treasurer of the Swallows Cemetery Association, member of the American Legion Ovie Vernon Post No. 2, La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux and charter member of the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center. He was actively involved with the Pueblo Archaeology and Historical Society, the Pueblo County Historical Society, the Pueblo West Gunslingers and SRDA Meals on Wheels, delivering meals for the past 10 years. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The family will receive friends during visitation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Recitation of the rosary to follow visitation at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, interment to follow, Swallows Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that donations in memory of Robert J. Wallace Jr. may be made to the Swallows Cemetery Association or to a charitable organization of your choice.

Wallace, Robert J. Sr.
Robert J. Wallace Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1986 - Robert J. Wallace Sr., 84, Pueblo resident since 1919, passed away May 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by daughter, Ann (Dick) Lorimor; son, Robert J. (Mary) Wallace Jr.; three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by one brother, L. F. (Elizabeth) Wallace, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Nellie Harney Wallace, in 1978. He was a telegrapher for D&RGW Railroad, retiring in 1968 after 49 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War I. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a life member of Elks Lodge No. 611 of Florence, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a life member of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters. Also a member of American Legion Post No. 2, the Eagles Lodge of Leadville, and Sunshine Barracks. He was past president of the San Isabel Federal Credit Union and past president of the Municipal Shooters. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, but memorials may be made to Swallows Cemetery Association through the funeral home office. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment in Swallows Cemetery. Visitation until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Wallace, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Hedges-Lyons-Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Ruth M. Hedges-Lyons-Wallace, 85, passed away March 7, 1986, in Donna, Texas. Survived by her husband, Emery Wallace of Donna, Texas; daughters, Helen Cox, Pueblo, Myra Bryant, Alderson, W. V., Joanne Tucker, Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Shirley Seay, Fairbanks, Alaska; son, F. L "Ted" Hedges, Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth's first two husbands preceded her in death. She was a retired employee of the Colorado State Hospital. Services were held in Donna, Texas, on March 9.

Wallace, Susan Elizabeth
Susan Elizabeth Wallace – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Died, Wallace, Mrs. Susan Elizabeth, at Long Beach, Calif. Funeral from our chapel (T. G. McCarthy & Sons) Tuesday at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted at the grave only, by the Rev. Rowland Hill, pastor of Bethel Methodist church. Interment, family plot in Roselawn.

Wallace, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1998 - Thomas B. Wallace, 62, died Dec. 1, 1998. Preceded in death by father, William Wallace- and stepfather, George Lehman. Survived by wife, Delores Wallace- mother, Savada Lehman, Pueblo- daughters, Rhonda (Mike) Pighetti, Pueblo, Vickie (Craig) Eaks, Pueblo, Jean (Steve) Burge, Rio Rancho, N.M., Kelly Tilley, Pueblo, and Nicholi Wallace, Castle Rock- seven grandsons- three granddaughters- a great-granddaughter- brothers, William (Verna) Wallace, Security, and George (Judy) Lehman, Pueblo- sisters, Sandra (Bud) Hoppee, Florida, and Pat (Kenneth Miller) Lehman- and friend, Kenneth Mercer, Pueblo.

Wallace, Tony J.
Tony J. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Tony J. Wallace, 88, of Pueblo, was laid to rest on Aug. 7, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Della Wallace; first wife, Nora Wallace; brothers, Rudy and Frank Wallace; and sister, Vera Boog. Survived by his loving wife, Alice Wallace; daughter, Judy (Albert) Gallegos; sons, Isaac (Ann) Wallace, Luis Quintana and Richard (Lynn) Quintana; daughters, Beverly Fuentes, Erma (Richard) Vigil, Beverly (Dave) Montoya and Irene (Ray) Starchman; grandchildren, Andrea (Ryun) Mendoza, Kevin (Jennifer) Starchman, Denise (Eddie) Romero, Gabriel Wallace Gallegos, Isaac and Jonathan Wallace; 26 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. He loved his family, piano, dancing and big band music. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the service.

Wallenborn, Julian
Julian Wallenborn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Julian Wallenborn, 31, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 26, 1999. Born on Nov. 4, 1968, in Munich, Germany. Survived by his mother, Sibylla Wallenborn, Gardner; father, Jan Kim Wallenborn, Denver; sister, Andrea (Steve) Bollman, Littleton; niece, Sibria Bollman, Littleton; special friend, Dean Fleming, Gardner. Also survived by his caregiver, Vera Espinosa and the entire Espinosa family of Walsenburg. Julian will truly be missed by his family and friends. Private service. No viewing. Cremation. Huerfano World - December 30, 1999 - Julian Wallenborn, 31, of Gardner, died Dec. 26, 1999. Born Nov. 4, 1968 in Munich, Germany, he is survived by his mother, Sibylla Wallenborn, Gardner; his father, Kim Wallenborn, Denver; a sister, Andrea Bollman, Littleton; his care giver, Vera Espinosa, Walsenburg; a niece and special friend, Dean Fleming, Gardner. Cremation. Private service.

Waller, Betty F.
Betty F. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Betty F. Waller, Pueblo resident for the past 30 years, late of 2025 Lyn-wood, passed away July 11, 1986. Mrs. Waller was past president of Foster Parents Association of Pueblo. She and her husband were recipients of the first "People Who Care" award from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, as well as the 1985 Sertoma "Service to Mankind" award. She and her husband cared for over 350 foster children during the past 28 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Waller of the family home; daughters, Terry (Ron) Cash, and Paula Waller; sons, Darrel (Nancy) Waller, all of Pueblo; Rick Waller of Longmont; also daughters, Rachel (Harvey) Perricone, Becky Frost, of Pueblo; Marian (John) Hitchcock of Nebraska; sons, Tim (Renee) Boydstun of Oklahoma; and many other special children. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, one sister, Mary (H.D.) Davis of California; and two brothers, Bob Kolath of California; and Lloyd (Mary) Kolath of Missouri. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. George White of the Calvary Baptist Church and Father Joseph McGuiness of the Shrine of St. Therese officiating. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Hospice through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2025 Lynwood.

Waller, Charles
Charles “Charley” Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2000 - Charles “Charley” Waller, 57, departed this life on Nov. 8, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Waller, and brothers, Robert, Ronnie, and John Waller. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Betty Waller; children, Denise (Glen) Romero, Jenise (Gary) Heber, Chuck Waller, Becky (Gik) Singleton and Brett (Jeanette) Waller; 12 grandchildren; and sister, Rosalie (Jim) Sturgis. Charley retired from the Navy in 1983 after 20 years of service and also had early retirement from the Civil Service in 1998. Charley had recently worked part time for the SRDA. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Waller, Jerry Ray
Jerry Ray Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2005 - Jerry Ray Waller, 64, went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2005. He was born Sept. 27, 1940. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oral and Nina Waller; brothers, Jack (Peggy) Waller, Butch and Ron Waller; and niece, Carol Waller. Survived by his children, Troy, Raylene, Shannon and Shawn; grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner and Trevor; siblings, Ruth (Joseph) Venezio, Bill (Patsy), Bob (Eve), Don Waller and Judy Lily. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy on the USS McCaffery. He worked at CF&I as a millwright and later mined gold in Chile. He loved the outdoors, fishing, panning for gold and reminiscing about his Navy years. Member of Tin Can Sailors and the VFW in Ca–on City. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Bob Waller officiating.

Waller, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2002 - Ronald D. Waller passed away Sept. 29, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born in Broadacre on March 14, 1943, and had lived in this area his entire life. Ron was currently a Florence resident where he had many very good friends in the apartment complex where he lived. He loved to fish and could be found doing such almost anytime. Ron is survived by his mother, Nina Behrendsen; children, Ronald Waller and Kelly Waller; siblings, Donald, Jerry, Bill, Bob Waller, Ruth Ann Venezio, and Judy Lilly; grandchildren, Garrett, Pamela, William, Kenneth, Jacquie and Nicholas Waller; and his special friend, Patricia Wear and her son, Kevin. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at 1041 W. Bella Casa in Pueblo West.

Waller, Thomas Whit
Thomas Whit Waller - La Veta Signature - August 24, 1989 - Services Held In Arkansas For Tom Waller - Memorial Services were held in North Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, for longtime Cuchara resident Thomas Whit Waller, 71, who died after suffering a heart attack in North Little Rock August 15, 1989. Mr. Waller, a retired self-employed businessman, had been coming to Cuchara all his life. He was born in Hooker, Oklahoma in 1918, and is fondly remembered by family, friends and neighbors. Mr. Waller is survived by his wife Lois of North Little Rock; sons Bruce, Whit, and Mark Waller; daughters Janet (Mike) Heine of Illinois and Jean (Curtis) Elwell of Cuchara and seven grandchildren. A memorial find has been established in Tom Waller's name - contributions may be sent to St. Luke's Episcopal, 4106 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116.

Waller, William J.
William J. Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - William J. Waller, 71, born March 23, 1934, passed away Sept. 16, 2005. Beloved husband of Patsy. Survived by sons, William J. (Jennifer) Waller Jr., David A. (Darlene) Waller of Rawlins, Wyo.; grandchildren, Joseph W. Waller, Jessica Ingleby, David Waller Jr., all of Wyoming, James Waller of Arkansas, Jonathan and Carolynn Waller of Pueblo West; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Ann Venezio, Pueblo, Judy Lilly, North Carolina; brothers, Donald Waller, Pueblo, Robert Waller, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews. Special appreciation to Jack Waller, Pam and Walter Stupnik, Nancy and Barry Braden. William served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from AT&T as a communications tech. He loved to travel, hunt and fish. He also had many hobbies and loved to spend time with his family. He will be missed dearly and was loved by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor John Tanner officiating. Concluding with military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wallin, Betty Louise
Betty Louise Wallin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Betty Louise Wallin, born January 11, 1930 in Anoka, Minn., married October 20, 1951 to Darl, died unexpectedly March 11 in White Bear Lake, Minn. Pueblo residents for 24 years, owned Davis-Wallin Mortuary. Survived by husband, Darl; four children, Sheila, Keith, Kay and Bryce; six brothers and sisters; and 10 grandchildren. Service Thursday, March 16, in White Bear Lake, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations to Struthers Parkinson's Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55427. (Note donation for Betty Wallin).

Wallis, George F.
George F. Wallis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2001 - George F. Wallis, 95, passed away June 1, 2001. Survived by his wife, Evalyn Wallis, of the family apartment; son, Richard D. (Marion) Wallis, Burnsville, Minn.; son-in-law, Richard S. Brown, Bellevue, Neb.; sister-in-law, Doris Mullins; brothers-in-law, Elmer (Betty) Watters and Robert (Dee) Watters; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn A. "Mitzi" Brown, on April 5, 1999; and his parents, Ambrose B. and Bertha B. (nee Knapp) Wallis; five brothers; and one sister. Born July 19, 1905, in La Junta. He graduated from the La Junta High School and graduated with an electrical engineering degree from CU Boulder. He married Evalyn Watters on June 22, 1936, in Rocky Ford. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for over 50 years, life member Pueblo Engineers Society and life member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1970 as an electrical engineer, after 29 years of service. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 East Routt Ave., with the Rev. Timothy Goettel officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta or charity of choice, through the funeral home.

Wallis, Isabel
Isabel (Canchola) Wallis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2001 - Isabel (Canchola) Wallis, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 2001, in Canon City. Born on March 14, 1945, in Penrose, to Juan and Mary Canchola who preceded her along with a son, Joey Auguano; brother, John Canchola; nieces, Christy Washington, Sherrie Hobbs; nephew, Gary Lee Gallegos; and great-nephew, Mikey Aragon. Survived by her second mother, Mary Canchola; children, Stephany Sandrk, Joetta (Cliff) Bender, Angel Arizmendi, Mario Auguano Jr., and Lisa Auguano; grandchildren, Louis, Julian, Annabella, Michael, Vincente, Sarah, Lauren, Christopher, Lilly, Cory, Jacob, Mary Francis, Joey; brothers and sisters, Ellie, Margie, Louie, Frank, Marion, Angie, George, Andy, Tony, Isabelle, Ruthy, Vicky, Virginia and Juanita; and godson, David Rael. Viewing, 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Evangelical Free Church in Canon City. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice West in her memory.

Walls, Greta
Greta Mae Walls - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - Greta Mae Walls, 76, of Colorado Springs, formerly of La Veta, died early Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1992 in Laurel Manor Care Center where she had been in residence for two months. Born at Solar Mine Camp Feb. 11, 1916, to Herbert and Lula Mae Akers Toogood, she was reared in the camp, later moving to Walsenburg. She married Glenn Walls who died in 1960. Mrs. Walls worked for Charlie's Cash and Carry for many years. Survivors include her daughter Glenna Rohr, Falcon, and Cayle (Boyd) Collins, Brighton; a brother, Justin Toogood, Pueblo; two sisters, Bea Meade and Kay Herbert, Denver; four grandchildren, a great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. OES Mariposa Chapter #63 service. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Walls, Robert W.
Robert W. Walls - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 - Robert W. Walls passed away April 19, 2006, in Pueblo. Bob was born here on Feb. 10, 1925, to Edward and Pearl Britten Walls. He was employed as an engineer for the State Highway Department for 38 years before retiring in 1985. Mr. Walls was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Bob is survived by h is wife of 57 years, Betty Walls; children, Dottie (Dennis) Feister of Aguilar and Virginia Ann (Pat) Kastl of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Robert Feister, Christopher Kastl and Shawn (Sommer) Kastl; sister-in-law, Willa Walls; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, with Masonic memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95. Donations in memory of Mr. Walls may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund either directly or through the mortuary.

Walmsley, James H.
James H. Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - James H. Walmsley, 75, died March 31, 2006 in Denver. Survived by son David (Cheryl) Walmsley, daughters Linda (Gary) Barker and Carol (Scott) Glush. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked as a mechanical engineer at Coors Brewery. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the mountains of Colorado.

Walmsley, Marybell
Marybell Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2004 - Marybell Walmsley passed away June 14, 2004, following a short illness. Marybell was born Nov. 7, 1922, in Sterling, Kan., to Charles and Nina Alber and came to Pueblo as a small child. She was a 1940 graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School and was very active in the retail clothing business for many years. Mrs. Walmsley was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Walmsley; and her brother, Charles Alber. Her survivors include her children, Judith K. (Gary) Rainey and James D. (Judy) Walmsley; nieces, Pam (Fred) Graddon, Charyl (Tim) Lynch, Donna (Joe) Christian and Mary (Ron) Sacco; as well as numerous other relatives and friends, including her special friend, Dawn Hunter; and her beloved dog, Spike. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends immediately following the service in the reception room at the mortuary.

Walmsley, Thomas Hyde
Thomas Hyde Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 T- homas Hyde Walmsley passed away unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2002, in Pueblo. Tom was born June 24, 1918, in Tuscumbia, Ala., to James and Mary Walmsley and had lived in Pueblo since 1923. He was a great-grandson of Gen. John Sevier, the first governor of the state of Tennessee. Tom was a 1935 graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School, attended Pueblo Junior College and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. He owned and operated a Tom Houston Candy Company franchise for 25 years and retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1986. Tom was an avid sports fan and golfer; he enjoyed reading as he always had a book next to his chair. He remained active until his death with daily walks and enjoyed morning coffee with his friends at the South Side McDonald's. His survivors include his wife, Marybell; children, Judith K. (Gary) Rainey and James D. (Judy) Walmsley; his brother, William A. Walmsley; niece, Mary (Ron) Sacco; and numerous cousins. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Following the service, the family will greet friends in the fellowship hall at the mortuary.

Walmsley, William Aubrey
William Aubrey Walmsley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2003 - William Aubrey Walmsley passed away in his Tallahassee, Fla., home on July 29, 2003. He was born Oct. 9, 1923. Bill graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1941. He was professor emeritus in art from Florida State University. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and brother, Thomas H. Walmsley of Pueblo. Bill is survived by his daughter, Mary (Ron) Sacco; and grandson, Ronnie Sacco of Warner Robbins, Ga.; sister-in-law, Marybell Walmsley; niece, Judy (Gary) Rainey; and nephew, James (Judy) Walmsley of Pueblo. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Walpole, T. J.
T. J. Walpole – Pueblo Chieftain – October 2, 1912 – The funeral of T. J. Walpole will be held at 8:30 o'clock this morning from the family residence, 30 Block U, and from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Services at the grave in Roselawn will be in charge of the Knights and Ladies of Security under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Walrod, Carolynn Myriam
Carolynn Myriam Walrod - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Carolynn Myriam Walrod. Born Oct. 18, 1943, passed away Jan. 24, 2006, in Pueblo West. Survived by sons Larry (Wanda) Walrod, Pueblo West; David (Kristi) Walrod, Los Angeles; daughter, Cindy (Jim) Martin, Littleton; brother Everett Aichele, Washington state; and six grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006 at Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16th St., Salida, Colo. Reception to follow.

Walruff, Jim
Jim Walruff - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Jim Walruff, 66, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, after a year long battle with lung cancer. His wife Judy was at his side. We knew Jim as a businessman, private pilot, skilled NLP counselor, inventor, and computer guru. His wit, intelligence, compassion, and all around good nature made time with him special for all who knew him. Jim was born in Pueblo, Colo., on June 12, 1937. As a youngster he lived with his family in Colorado and Arizona. He was a veteran of the military, serving in both the Air Force and Army over a span of 12 years. He held a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Jim married Judy Maltese in 1967. They moved to Tucson in 1980 and made their home in Phoenix in 1984. His interest in artificial intelligence and information technology led him to establish a business developing software applications for health and social service agencies. Jim's family includes daughters Christie Lynn Tibbs (Brad) and Darcy Beattie (Roger). Grandchildren are Brian and Jenny Tibbs; Katy Jo, Ashley Marie, and Mackenzie Beattie; and Brandy Beattie Marvin (Ryan), the new parents of great-grandbaby Joshua Alan. Family also includes aunt Norma Ketchum; cousins Mary Buchan Arnold (Mike), Dr. Roy Buchan, (Dr. Vickie), and Mike Ketchum (Janice); nieces Wendy Maltese and Susan Gohn; nephew John Maltese; brother- and sister-in-law John and Sandi Maltese; and aunt Frances and uncle Joe Carlino. Arrangements are entrusted to Science Care to help find cures for disease. A gathering of friends to remember Jim will be held Sept. 20. For those wishing to do so, a contribution in his memory may be made to the Children's Action Alliance, 4001 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85012 or the Adobe Mountain Wild Life Center, c/o Arizona Game & Fish, 2221 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023.

Walsen, Augusta V.
Augusta V. Walsen - Huerfano World - September 27, 1990 - Augusta Virginia Walsen, the granddaughter of one of Colorado's leading pioneers, died Sept. 17 after a short illness. She was 83. Miss Walsen was the granddaughter of Gen. Fred Walsen, founder of Walsenburg. She spent her life attending to family affairs and preserving her family's rich history. Gen. Heinrich Anton Fiedrich Walsen was born 1841 in Petershagen, Westphalia, Prussia. He left his native country and arrived in America in 1859. Walsen first settled in St. Louis, where he worked as a cigar maker until the Civil War. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, then joined the Missouri National Guard, where he served under his cousin's command. After an honorable discharge in 1864, General Walsen headed west to Kansas, driving loose oxen and ox teams. In 1867, he returned to St. Louis. But by 1870, he found himself drawn back to the West. He and his wife, Emilia, headed back and settled in Colorado in a small settlement called La Plaza de los Leones, where he opened a small general store. The trading post soon became a popular stop for travelers and for the Arapahoe and Ute Indians. The Walsen family flourished as Gen. Walsen became one of the area's important pioneers. Walsen became the first mayor of the town named for him and helped develop coal mining and sheep ranching in the area. In 1879 he was commissioned brigadier general of the 2nd Division of the Colorado State Militia by Gov. F.W. Pitkin. In 1882, Gen. Walsen was elected state treasurer and moved to Denver with his wife and four children, including, Miss Walsen's father, Fredrick George Walsen. Fred G. Walsen married Bertha Johnson in 1906 and Miss Walsen was born a year later in Walsenburg. Miss Walsen attended Park Hill School, Gove Junior High School and Colorado Women's College. She finished her education at Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, D.C.A talented artist, she spent much of her time creating exceptional Easter and Christmas ornaments. Miss Walsen is survived by her brother, Frederick John Walsen of Denver. Her sister, Frances W. Bierhaus of Chicago, died Sept. 10. Private services were held yesterday at the Walsen family mausoleum in Fairmount Cemetery.

Walsen, Fred
Fred Walsen - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Died, at Denver, Thursday, Feb. 15, Fred Walsen, founder of this city. Basalt Journal - February 24, 1906 - The will of the late Gen. Fred Walsen leaves a number of vacant lots in Walsenburg to the city to be used for the site of a municipal waterworks plant. Basalt Journal - March 31, 1906 - The estate of the late General Fred Walsen is valued at $370,000. The will, which has been admitted in probate, was drawn on May 17th, 1899, and by his terms leaves all of the property to the widow and the children. Emma Walsen, the widow, is well provided for, all the stock owned by Mr. Walsen in the Rio Grande Southern railway being left to her. The children, Freida Marie Renshaw and Millie Chamberlain of Idaho Springs, Cora Sherman of Dallas, his daughters, and Fred George Walsen, his son, are made the beneficiaries under the will share and share alike. The son is named as the residuary legatee, The mother of the deceased, for whom he had provided well before his death, is left a $300 annuity.

Walsen, Frederick John
Frederick John "Fred" Walsen - Huerfano World - December 3, 1998 - Frederick John "Fred" Walsen, grandson of the pioneer for whom Walsenburg was named, died Tuesday, November 24 in Denver. He was 81. Born June 9, 1917 in Denver, he was the only son of Fred George and Bertha Walsen. His father was involved in banking, insurance, and real estate. His mother was the daughter of J.B. Johnson, Walsenburg jeweler and merchant from 1889 to 1917. Mr. Walsen's grandfather, Heinrich Anton Fredrich Walsen, known as General Fred Walsen, was born in Prussia in 1841and emigrated to America at age 18. He settled in St. Louis, MO and was employed by a cigar maker. In April 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army and also served with the Missouri National Guard before the end of the Civil War. In 1864 the young man accompanied an ox train of supplies to Fort Garland for Ferdinand Meyer and Company. Walsen received his citizenship in 1865 and in 1867 he returned to St. Louis where he married Emilie F. Sporleder, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Sporleder who were early pioneers of Huerfano County. Walsen moved to Badito on the Huerfano River in 1870 but soon relocated at the Plaza de los Leones on the Cucharas. Here he opened a store and became involved with local affairs. With several other pioneers such as Captain Cornelius Hendren, Evaristo Gonzales, John Albert, Joseph Bourcey, and August Sporleder, Walsen was responsible for platting and incorporating the Town of Walsenburg in 1873, and getting the county seat moved to the settlement. He was the first mayor and the town was named in his honor. Gen. Walsen branched out from his mercantile business and was soon involved with cattle and sheep raising, railroad and toll road construction, banking and land development. He purchased large tracts of land as well as water rights and leased out coal lands and ranches. Besides Walsenburg, he was instrumental in the development of Las Vegas, NM and Ridgeway. He also had mines at Idaho Springs and owned property in several other counties in Colorado. In 1879 Walsen was made Brigadier General of the Second Division of the Colorado State Militia by Gov. Frederick W. Pitkin so from then on was called General. Gen. Walsen was elected state treasurer in 1882 and moved his family to Denver. He and his wife had five children, Lilly Johanna who died in infancy, Frieda Marie Gertrude, Emelia Fredericka Dorothea, Cora Fanny Hermina and Frederick George, all born in Walsenburg. Fred George continued his father's business affairs in Walsenburg for many years before moving permanently to Denver. He and Bertha had two daughters, Augusta Virginia and Frances Emelia and the one son. Fred George died in 1956 and his wife in 1969. Their daughters died within a few months of one another in 1990. Fred John Walsen was educated in Denver and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was an accountant until his retirement some years ago. He was also an avid researcher of history and classical music and, perhaps as a legacy from his maternal grandfather, of gemology. He collected many objects of art and history and generously donated many of these to Huerfano County's libraries and Francisco Fort Museum. His visits to the area were few but the latest occurred in the summer of 1997 when he made his final donation to the museum, his grandfather's sword. Mr. Walsen never married but dedicated himself to attending to family business and preserving its heritage. As the only son of an only son, his death ends the Walsen direct legacy. He was buried Monday in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.

Walsh, Helen
Helen Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Helen Walsh, 81, born May 14,1925, passed away Oct. 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Walsh in 1992. Survived by her sons, Ed (Judy) Walsh and David (Trish) Walsh; grandchildren, Heather (Terry) Bissell, Rachel Walsh and Colin Walsh; and great-granddaughter, Nevaeh. Also survived by her brother, Carl Pedersen; sister, Kirsten Pedersen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Helen's memory.

Walsh, James A.
James A. Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The body of James A. Walsh was forwarded to Colorado Springs, Monday, October 4. Note: He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lot M, in Colorado Springs. Notes with the cemetery transcription state that he was 71 years old.

Walsh, Joe
Joe Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Joe Walsh, 82, passed away Oct. 14, 2006. Private graveside service, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Walsh, John
John Walsh - Trinidad Enterprise – May 17, 1879 – We are called upon to record the sudden death of John Walsh, the last of three brothers who, by strange coincidence or seeming fatality, have all met sudden death within a comparatively brief period. On Sunday last Mr. Wash walked from the coal mines of the D. & R. G. Coal Company to his ranch on the Apishipa, a distance of twenty-five miles, and was apparently well until Monday night, when he was taken sick, and died yesterday (Thursday) morning, at seven o'clock. On account of the distance it was impracticable to secure the services of a doctor, and therefore the cause of the sudden death is not definitely known. It seemed to be inflammation or congestion of the bowels. He leaves a wife and five children. Mr. C. R. Donaldson, a neighbor, came in yesterday to make the necessary arrangements for the funeral, which is expected to take place today. He will be buried in the cemetery east of town, where his brothers rest in the sleep that knows no waking. As before intimated, the fatality which has attended these brothers is somewhat remarkable. Hugh Walsh came in this county first, and settled upon a ranch on the Apishapa, about twelve miles below the railroad station, and twenty-five miles from town. A year ago last Christmas he was found frozen to death in the vicinity of the ranch. His brother John came out to this county after the death of Hugh, for the purpose of settling upon the ranch, which he did, and there died yesterday, as heretofore recounted. Meantime another brother, Michael Walsh, had become foreman of the D. & R. G. Company's coal mine, and in December last, nearly a year after the freezing to death of his brother Hugh, he also was ushered suddenly into the great unknown, being crushed to death by a fall of coal in the mine. And now comes the equally unexpected and almost as sudden death of John, the third and last brother, thus completing the fate of the Walshes. They were good men, respected and liked by their neighbors and companions, who much regret their loss, aside from the suddenness of their taking away.

Walsh, John Emmett
John Emmett Walsh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1998 - John Emmett Walsh died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, after a valiant struggle against cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara- brother, Vincent (Marge) Walsh of Waupaca, Wis.- sister, Margaret Schneider of Tucson, Ariz.- and by nieces and nephews, Patricia (Fred) Walsh of Waupaca, Wis., Tom (Marian) Walsh, Milwaukee, Wis., John (Tony) Schneider, Tucson, Ariz., Jim (Cathy) Walsh and Chris (Mary) Walsh, all of Tucson, and Mary (Bill) Hatch, Ojai, Calif. He also leaves two stepsons, John Richardson of New York, N.Y., and Douglas Richardson of Walnut Creek, Calif. John was born July 4, 1923, in Jackson, Neb., and in early childhood moved to Milwaukee, Wis. He attended the University of Notre Dame and later returned there to serve in various capacities, before and after obtaining a doctorate in philosophy from Yale. In 1970 he accepted a position of Research Associate at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. There he met and married the former Barbara Richardson. They moved to Pueblo in 1982, and he served as vice president at the University of Southern Colorado for some five years. Later, he joined the faculty at Pueblo Community College, where he greatly enjoyed his association with the faculty and staff and with his students. He was a humble and loyal friend to many. At his request, immediate cremation with a service to be held Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Gifts of remembrance may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo.

Walsh, John J.
John J. Walsh - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1999 - John J. Walsh, 69, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Baptist Nassau Medical Center. Mr. Walsh was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in Pueblo. He attended the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland. He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after many years as sales representative for the American Uniform Company in Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Walsh moved here in 1989 and was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He served as president of the St. Michael's Men's Club. Survivors include his wife, Alice Moore Walsh- sons, J. Stephen Walsh, Orange Park, Fla., Peter S. Walsh, Keller, Texas, and J. Christopher "Dallas" Walsh, Fernandina Beach, Fla.- daughters, Mary Ann Jendel, Hurst, Texas, and Linda E. Lawrence, Trophy Club, Texas- sisters, Patricia Dichard and Mary Gavato, both of Pueblo- and 11 grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday from St. Michael's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Mark Waters officiating. The family will receive friends following the vigil service from 4-6 p.m. at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Walsh Memorial Fund for St. Michael's Academy, 505 Broome St., Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32035.

Walsh, Lucille B.
Lucille B. Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – January 14, 1990 – Lucille B. Walsh passed away Jan. 12, 1990. Survived by her husband F. Joseph Walsh of the family home; daughters, Caroline (Walter) Perry, Englewood, and Shirley Brown, Denver; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born in Bartley, NE and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Catholic Church. Graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, CO.

Walsted, Doris Myrtle
Doris Myrtle (Grimes) Walsted - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Doris Myrtle (Grimes) Walsted, 74, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at home in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Nov. 27, 1924, in her grandparents' home in Danbury, Neb., to Elijah Jacob and Ida Mae (Pritchard) Grimes. She was a 1945 graduate of Central High School in Pueblo, Colo. Doris married Arthur C. Walsted Aug. 18, 1945, in Pueblo. Together they had five children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Doris traveled the world with her husband and children, making a safe and warm home for them wherever the U.S. Air Force sent them. Doris excelled at any task undertaken. During her lifetime, she worked as a stenographer at the Pueblo Army Depot; secretary at the Non-Commissioned Officer's Club in Taipei, Taiwan; secretary to a General of the U.S. Army at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany; and as a successful real estate broker in Tucson, Ariz. Doris enjoyed physical activity and sports. She loved going on early morning walks and was an accomplished golfer and bowler. She bowled in both women's and mixed scratch and handicap leagues in California and Arizona for several years. She served as an officer of many of the leagues and as an official scorekeeper for some of the pro bowling tournaments held in Tucson. Doris and Art moved to Tucson in 1969 and finally settled down in Corona de Tucson in 1974. Doris was instrumental in the formation of the Corona de Tucson Fire District and served on the board of directors. She maintained a dedicated interest in the Fire Department even after moving from Corona in 2000. Doris was a devoted wife and mother, as well as a friend and mentor to almost everyone she met. Doris loved and was loved by many, and she will be sadly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, E.J. and Mae Grimes, and her sister, Lois Mae (Grimes) Wilker. She is survived by husband, Art Walsted; sister Lucille Jones of Florence, Ore.; children Sandra Day of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, Linda Van Deman Taylor of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara Bedard of Tucson, Ariz., Paul Walsted of Tucson, Ariz., and Master Sgt. Laura Fields of Aviano, Italy; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two nieces and three nephews; and many in-laws, out-laws, loved ones and friends. There will be a memorial gathering at the Corona de Tucson Fire House located at 99 Tallahassee in Corona de Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember all of you."

Walter, David
David Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Died - David Walter, age 73 years died at a local hospital July 23. He is survived by two sons, Gorman Walter of Erie, Colo., and Grover Walter, Boulder, Colo. The body is being cared for at the United Vories parlors.

Walter, Dorothea
Dorothea Click Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Dorothea Click Walter of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 14, 1987, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, : Craig Walter, Lake wood; parents, Robert and Joan Click Sr.; brother, Robert Glick Jr., Alaska; sister-in-law, Shelly Glick; nephew, Jonathon Glick; grandfather, Glen Gibbens; aunt, Genevieve (Robert) Sumey; uncles, Gene (Connie) Gibbens and Richard (Judi) Gibbens, Fountain; and numerous cousins. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of St. John Inc., 1331 , Everett Gt., Lakewood, Colo., 80215. Family will receive Meads at the, home of Glen Gibbens, 2930 Third Ave., after memorial service.

Walter, Harold John
Harold John (Hal) Walter - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 5, 2008 - Harold John (Hal) Walter November 18, 1928 - February 2, 2008 Hal Walter left this earth to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last Saturday in Memorial Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by family, friends and clergy. Hal was born of Harold Henry and Barbara (Zechmeister) Walter in Garfield, New Jersey. A scholar and athlete, he attended Springfield College, MA on a basketball scholarship. Upon graduation, he became an Air Force Officer at OCS, serving his country in assignments at Bolling in Washington, D.C., where he was an Air Force elite volleyball, basketball and racquetball player and OSI investigator, and Rhein Main in Germany; Bien Hoa and Tan Son Nhut in Vietnam; and Lowry in Denver as a Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer. His true calling was as an assistant and freshman basketball coach and physical education instructor at the US Air Force Academy, where he was honored to recruit, instruct, mentor and help develop the nation's future Air Force leaders. Greg Popovich, now the coach and general manager of the world champion San Antonio Spurs, has called him "coach" ever since. AFA Head Coach Bob Spear was Hal's mentor and partner; Dean Smith was his compatriot. During his AFA years, Hal obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in physical education from Indiana University and helped Dr. Richard Cooper construct the Air Force aerobics program. Hal retired as a lieutenant colonel from ADC at Ent AFB where he was a leader in the Inspector General's office. In entering the real estate industry, Hal also was the director of the National College of Business in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. A managing broker and owner of Century 21 American Realty, his lasting impact on real estate was as a principal instructor at Jones Real Estate College, where he trained hundreds of agents, including many of today's leading realtors. Hal was the President of the Colorado Springs Board of Realtors in 1991 and their Realtor of the Year in 1993. The Colorado Association of Realtors bestowed him with its highest honor as state-wide Realtor of the Year in 2001. His community involvement included the Chamber of Commerce, Executive Club, Winter Night Club, World Affairs Council, Military Officers Association, and the AFA Blue and Silver and Quarterback Clubs. He was a founding member of Friends of Air Force Basketball. Hal is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Christel; sons Mark Walter, wife LuDel, granddaughter Erika of Colorado Springs; Scott Walter, wife Janine, grandson Cody of Franktown; and Mark Hartmann, wife Rebecca, grandson Philipp, granddaughters Allie and Stella of Denver; daughter Susie Jacobs, husband Kevin, granddaughters Sophie and Hannah of Broomfield; Christel's family in Colorado Springs and Germany; cousin Peggy Frederickson of New Jersey and numerous friends and golfing, fishing and traveling buddies. Services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 North Circle Drive, in Colorado Springs, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. In lieu of flowers, Christel asks that you kindly contribute to the Ascension Lutheran Church Endowment Fund that he helped establish. Please send contributions to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

Walter, Heidi Rebecca
Heidi Rebecca Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2003 - Heidi Rebecca Walters. Heidi was born May 28, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo., and went home to be with the angels she loved so much on Oct. 9, 2003, suddenly, after a long battle with a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her mother, Sara Elizabeth D. Walters; and sister, Elizabeth Walters. Survived by her husband, A.J. Barnstien, whom she met in May 1989 in Denver, Colo., and married on July 2, 1990; children, Rebecca Barnstien, Amanda Barnstien; father, Frank J.D. Walters; brother, Frank J.D. (Shirley) Walters Jr.; sister, Judy (Marty) Hill; twin brother, Ivan (Shirley) Walters; sisters, Sara Walters, Vicki Sears; special niece, Leslie (Paul) Rivera; special friend, Shelly Bruccoliere; and numerous aunts, uncles, friends and relatives. Heidi had a loving heart and was a free spirit who was very outspoken. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She received her associate of arts degree at the University of Southern Colorado, majoring in early childhood education in 1982, and her bachelor's degree in psychology in 1984. Heidi loved arts, crafts, music and especially her two girls. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center, in memory of Heidi. Friends may be received at the family home on Denver Boulevard or by telephone at 406-4798.

Walter, Margaret L. (Baby of)
Baby Walter - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 25, 1914 - Woman Who Killed Baby Insane - Pueblo - Mrs. Margaret L. Walter, who chloroformed her baby and then drank the rest of the poison in an attempt to commit suicide, was taken to the Woodcroft hospital for the insane.

Walter, Robert E.
Robert E. "Bob" Walter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2000 - Robert E. "Bob" Walter, 72, native La Junta cattleman, died Feb. 11, 2000, in La Junta. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Cathey officiating. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Walter, Samuel R.
Samuel R. Walter - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 31, 2009 - Samuel R. Walter passed away on Friday, May 29, 2009, after a short illness. He was born to Wayne and Angel Walter in Kearney, NE, on January 21, 1946 and spent most of his formative years in Pueblo, CO. He served 4½ years in the U.S. Air Force before starting his college career at the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a B.S. in mathematics. He then taught high school in Morenci, AZ, for 3 years before returning to Colorado to obtain an M.A. in mathematics from Colorado State University. He spent his professional career working for several companies and retired from Quantum Inc as a senior data base administrator in 2008. Sam is survived by his wife, Anita, his son, Christopher (Renae), his daughter, Lindsey (Shawn), and grandsons Joshua and Silas. Sam loved spending time at the cabin, riding dirt bikes and teaching others how to ride. At home, he could be found in his shop building everything from entertainment centers to cradles. Sam will be greatly missed by his brothers, Wayne David (Betty), Jim, Charles (Linda), and Anthony and his sisters (in-law) Elaine, Marilynn, and Lois, as well as a host of family and friends. A viewing will be held on Monday, June 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. Both services will take place at St. Patrick's Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Sam's name. Sam leaves a hole in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.

Walter, William
William Walter – Pueblo Chieftain – May 29, 1916 – The funeral of the late William Walter will take place from the McCarthy funeral chapel Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Walters, Charles F.
Charles F. Walters – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Charles F. Walters, an actor, who once figured on the boards of the Theatre Comique in this city as “middle man” in Spriggs' burnt cork opera troupe, died a few days since in Cheyenne of pneumonia. At one time he had some standing as an actor, but whisky became his master and his last occupation was posting bills.

Walters, Florence
Florence "Lucille" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2004 - Florence "Lucille" Walters, 84, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 5, 2004. She was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Goodrich, Colo., and married Audie Walters on Aug. 19, 1942. Florence attended Central High School in Pueblo and graduated in 1937. Florence worked 28 years for the Pueblo School District 60 and retired in 1987. She also worked at the Pueblo City Park swimming pool during the summer. Florence was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and FOE No. 145 (Eagles). Survived by her two sons, Gerald (Judy) Walters of Aurora, Colo., and Timothy (Peggy) Walters of Alamosa; six grandchildren, Annette (John) Moore, Janette, Lee, Penny, Audrea, and Drew (Nicki) Walters; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Moore, Nicholas Moore and Gracie Gordon Walters; sister-in-law, Blanche (John) Metz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Audie Lee Walters; parents, Charles and Mary Metz; sisters, Lois (Howard) Ooley and Thelma (Larry) Maye; brothers, Richard (Thelma) Metz, Earl (Myrtle Mae) Metz and John W. Metz. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Ritual Ladies Auxiliary FOE No. 145. Contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81005, in her memory.

Walters, Frank James D.
Frank James D. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2006 - Frank James D. Walters, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 27, 2006. He was born in Okmulgee, Okla., July 15, 1924. Preceded in death by wife, Sara Elizabeth DeLeon Walters; daughters, Jamie Kathleen Hill, Elizabeth Walters and Heidi Walters; grandson, Isaac Hill. Survived by sons, Frank Jr. (Shirley) Walters, Ivan (Shirley) Walters; daughters, Judy Hill and Sara Walters; special granddaughter, Leslie (Paul) Rivera; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Frank graduated from Centennial High School. He was in the Merchant Marines and served in the Marine Corps on Guam during World War II. After the war he worked for the CF&I Steel Mill for 35 years as a brick layer. All who knew him will sadly miss him. He was a great Father and Grandfather. He always was willing to help. He was a very giving person. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Roselawn Funeral Home. Inurnment is to immediately follow. Friends and family may be received at family home.

Walters, Howard J.
Howard J. "Bucky" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Howard J. "Bucky" Walters, 79, passed away March 26, 1999, after a short illness. Survived by Clara, his loving wife of 43 years- children, James L. Walters, Judy Radcliffe, Howard J. (Lidia) Walters III- brother, Stanley (Chlo) Grundy- seven grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and sister. Born Oct. 10,1919, in Pueblo. Howard retired as an engineer from MOPACD&RGW Railroads in1979. He was a member of the Mormon Church and South Pueblo Lodge No. 31,AF&AM. At his request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Montgomery& Steward Chapel, with Worshipful Brother Ray E. Robinson as moderator. Masonic service by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.

Walters, James
James "Jim" Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - James "Jim" Walters went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2005. James was a wonderful husband, father and fantastic grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; children, James (Tina) Walters, Cheryl Walters, Robert (Erin) Walters, Tammy Walters; grandchildren, Ashley, Brennan, Cheyenne, Cierra, James, Brandon, Cody, Dakota; mother, Alberta (John) Meyers; brother, Glenn (Becky) Walters; and sister, Sue (Jay) Freeman. Preceded in death by his father, Glenn C. Walters; mother- and father-in-law, Dan and Dolly Arrowood; and brother-in-law, Alvin Arrowood. James served in the Army for 20 years before retiring as sergeant. He then worked for Boeing for 16 years. James loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who were the world to him. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Walters, Margaret Frances
Margaret Frances Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2000 - Margaret Frances Walters, 79, of Topeka, Kan., passed away, Sept. 3, 2000. Born July 20, 1921, in La Junta, to Bernard Francis and Faye Margaret Clarke Murphy. She moved to Pueblo in 1937, graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1938, and lived in Topeka since 1960. She is preceded in death by grandson, Blane Roy Walters, May 20, 1996. Survived by husband, Wilbert E. Walters, whom she married on Aug. 31, 1941, in Clayton, N.M.; sons, Charles E. Walters, Durango; Gary W. Walters, Blandon, Pa.; daughter, Margaret K. Cooper, Topeka, Kan.; brother, James Clarke Murphy, Pueblo; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to any animal shelter in her memory.

Walters, Margaret W.
Margaret W. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1999 - Margaret W. Walters, 100, passed away Jan. 5, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Marion R. Walters, in 1985. Survived by her son, Howard Walters, Greenville, S.C.- and her grandchildren, Sue (Dean) Snyder, Pueblo, Mark (Karen) Walters, Austin, Texas, and Margaret (John) Shepherd of Katy, Texas. Great-grandmother of Lori Snyder, Brandon Snyder, Wayne Thomas Walters and Justin Robert Walters. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Walters retired in 1969 from the Pueblo Army Depot with 27 years of service as personnel administrator. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory with no services.

Walters, Patricia Georgia
Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters - Daily Times-Call – July 30, 2004 - Longmont, CO - Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters, April 14, 1946 — July 21, 2004. Patricia Georgia Nicholson Walters of La Veta, Colo., died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, of cancer. She was 58. She was born April 14, 1946, to John Will and Katherine Nicholson. Ms. Walters grew up in Kansas City, Kan. She graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. in 1968 and moved to the Longmont area in 1975. She moved to La Veta in 1998. She was very active in the La Veta community. She founded Friends of the La Veta Library and later acted as Treasurer of the library board of trustees. She also worked on the Huerfano County Historical Society, the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, the La Veta United Methodist Church and the La Veta School of the Arts. She also served on the Board at the Francisco Fort Museum. Ms. Walters is survived by her constant companions, Rugar, Sissy and Tigger; a sister, Linda Nicholson Brown and her husband Jay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; a niece, Jessie K. Brown of Victoria; three nephews, Jason Brown of Victoria, Blake Nicholson and his wife Laura of Kansas City, and Aaron Walters and his wife Amanda of La Veta; a brother, John Arch Nicholson; and a cousin, Kit Modahl of Spanaway, Wash. A memorial service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the La Veta Town Park. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the La Veta Public Library, La Veta 81055.

Walters, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Ruth M. Walters, 84, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 1998. Born May 19, 1913, in Fredonia, Kan., to Gus and Vera (Swain) Charlen. Survived by children, James L. Walters, Judith A. (Patrick) Radcliffe, and Howard J. (Lidia) Walters III. Also survived by a brother, Kenneth Reed of Kansas- and sister, Nadine Walker of Oklahoma- niece, Barbara (Ben Stutheit) Inman- seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren- as well as a host of loved ones, relatives and friends. She was retired from the Colorado State Hospital and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Walters, Sandra R.
Sandra R. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2003 - Sandra R. Walters , born April 18, 1949, passed away Oct. 27, 2003. Survived by sons, Robert and Michael Boydston, Pueblo; Sisters, Faye (Paul) Waldon, Canada, Sharon (Donald) Crabb, Janice Nicks, Dorothy (Stanley) Johnson; Brothers, Timothy (Renee') Boydston, John (Dee) Boydston and Mark Boydston; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. No services.

Walthall, Ernest F.
Ernest F. Walthall - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 - The funeral of Ernest F. Walthall will be held from the Rouch Funeral home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1926 - The funeral of Ernest F. Walthall was held from the Rouch funeral home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Francis L. Geyer and Rev. Roy Zook of McClave, Colo., had charge of the service and Mrs. W. J. Kidd accompanied by Juanita Minnick sang "Sometime We'll Understand," "Yes, Jesus Cares" and "Face to Face." The pallbearers were: A. J. Johnston, O. M. Lukenbill, J. T. Woods, Edward Maory, Nate Crocomie and Frank Frazier. The flower bearers were: Mesdames Frank Frazier, C. L. Bartlett, T. H. Bruner and D. T. Roberts. Interment was made in Mt. View cemetery.

Walton, Eutimia G.
Eutimia G. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1998 - Eutimia G. Walton, 83, of Pueblo passed away on Oct. 8, 1998. Born on Nov. 21, 1914, in Clayton, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Owen S. Walton- parents, Benjamin and Amalia Garcia- brother, Ben A. Garcia- infant brother, Gilbert Garcia- and sisters, Amelia Machado and Ida DeVore. She is survived by a brother, Carlos H. (Lupe) Garcia of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Maureen Garcia of Denver- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 1998. Both services to be held at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Parish Hall after each service. Family may be contacted at 1719 Keeler.

Walton, George
George Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2004 - George Walton, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 29, 2004. Cremation has taken place.

Walton, James A.
James A. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1916 - James A. Walton, aged 43 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. The body is at the Whiton mortuary parlors and the time of the funeral will be announced when relatives are heard from.

Walton, Mamie Olive
Mamie Olive Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2004 - Mamie Olive Walton, 87, of Platteville, Colo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Longmont United Hospital. "My Mother" Friends and memories come and go Upon life's restless sea But one I know Will changeless be My Mother - God's gift To me. Mamie was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Clayton, N.M., to Henry Clay and Lula (Spriggs) Donley. She married Delbert Walton on May 23, 1935, in Clayton, N.M. Mamie and Delbert lived in Pueblo for 40-some years prior to her relocation to Platteville in 1995. Mamie enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; three brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by four children, Ollie Lee (Vernon) Agnes of Northglenn, Colo., Jane Silengo of Longmont, Colo., Jimmy D. (Kathy) Walton of Fairplay, Colo., and Leslie A. (Kathy) Walton of Silverthorne, Colo.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Walton, Mary E.
Mary E. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1908 - Mary E. Walton, 12 year-old daughter of Henry B. Walton, was held yesterday morning from the family residence, 124 Spring Street. Interment was in Roselawn.

Walton, Ray D.
Ray D. Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for Ray D. Walton late of 220 East Seventh Street will be held in the Sieg Mortuary chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Pueblo Klan No. 5 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, of which the deceased was a member, will have charge of the services in the chapel and at the grave. Interment in Mountain View cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for Ray D. Walton, late of 330 East Seventh street were held in the Sieg Mortuary Tuesday afternoon at 3:30. Rev. George Lowe of the (?illegible) Baptist church officiated. Mesdames Owens and Albertson, accompanied by Mrs. A.G. Davis Jr. sang "Face to Face". Mrs. Ethel Yund sang "Whispering Hope." and the San Isabel quartet sang "Abide With Me".  The drill team of the Klanswomen acted as flower bearers and the pallbearers were members of the Klan drum corps. At the grave Pueblo Klan No. 3 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan exemplified their ritualistic services and the quartet sang "The Old Rugged Cross". Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Walulak, Rudolph S.
Rudolph S. "Rudy" Walulak - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 29, 2007 - Rudolph S. "Rudy" Walulak, 79, born March 05, 1928, in Palmer, MA., passed away June 25, 2007, in Colorado Springs. The youngest child of Michael and Barbara Walulak, who preceded him in death along with brothers, Louis (Jennie) Walulak, Anthony (Stella) Walulak, Stanley Walulak, and Matthew Walulak; sisters, Grace (Stanley) Stockowitz, Jennie (Joseph) LaGasse; and niece, Caroline Walulak. Survived by his loving wife, Anna Walulak; son, James A. Walulak; granddaughter, Katherine Blanche Walulak; and numerous nephews. Rudy was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed at CF&I for 39 years and at Candy's as a mechanic. He worked for Ashcroft Homes Dynasty Homes in Colorado Springs. Rudy was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Rudy was also a master craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Memorial service Saturday, 11:00 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, at 5450 Hwy 78 West, Pueblo, CO 81005. (719) 564-0920.

Walz, Robert C. Sr.
Robert C. Walz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Robert C. Walz Sr. passed away Oct. 17, 2003, in Pueblo. Services and interment will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

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