The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Washburn, David Camer
David Camer Washburn - The Forum - June 24, 2006 - Fargo, ND - David Camer Washburn, 62, West Fargo, ND and formerly Hope, ND, was born January 8, 1944 in Northwood, ND to Camer and Ann (Silseth) Washburn. He graduated from Hope High School in 1962 and then graduated from Trinidad Junior College, Trinidad, CO, learning the trade of gunsmithing. He also attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and Moorhead State College, Moorhead, MN until entering the US Army. He served from November 30, 1967 to September 1970, and spent part of his service in Vietnam for 1 year and 6 months.

Washington, Andre Quintin
Andre Quintin Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2001 - Andre Quintin Washington, 38, departed this life Oct. 27, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs. A lifetime Puebloan, Andre was born Jan. 22, 1963. He graduated from Central High School and from cooking school. Preceded in death by mother, Shirley Andrews Washington, and nephew, Brandon Washington. Survived by his father, Eddie Washington; children, Jared Edwin and DeAndra Mae; siblings, Preston Washington, Wayne Washington, Avis “Tootsie” (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers, Cathy (Rodney) McCree and Stephanie Washington; nieces and nephews, Audrea Washington, Shayla Myers, Shalita Washington, Amber McCree, Andre Washington, Daric Wilhite, Kameron Wilhite and Colton Myers; great-nieces, Nya and DeAjainea Washington; special friend, Geriann Ortiz; and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Charlie Sankey officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1439 Cypress.

Washington, Angleus Donnella
Angleus Donnella Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2001 - Angleus Donnella Washington, 46, was born Aug. 5, 1954, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Doris Robinson and the late Richard Lavern Washington. She was employed by the Blackhawk County Social Services for 13 years. After moving to Pueblo, she was employed by the Pueblo City-County Health Department until her illness and passing. Donnella departed this life Dec. 29, 2000, at University Park Care Center. She was an active member of St. Mark's Baptist Church in Waterloo, where she served on the usher board. She was currently a devoted member of Evangelist Church of God in Christ, serving as assistant secretary and on the usher board. She enjoyed playing volleyball and reading. Donnella is survived by a son, Alexander C. Evans; mother and stepfather, Doris (Elder David) Robinson; a brother, Richard Dean Washington, all of Pueblo; sisters, Cynthia (Edmond) Hollis, Visalia, Calif., Gwen (Mickey) Johnson, Waterloo, Iowa, Debra Simpson, Grandview, Mo., Brenda Simpson, Omaha, Neb.; maternal grandmother, Elsie Wayland; paternal grandmother, Floride Rockett, both of Waterloo, Iowa; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and her church family. Donnella is preceded in death by her father. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Evangelist Church of God in Christ, Rev. Raymond Blackwell officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1606 Iroquois.

Washington, Branden Anthony
Branden Anthony Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2001 - Branden Anthony Washington, 18, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 2, 2001. Born Oct. 8, 1982, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley Washington. Survived by his parents, Rodney and Catherine McCree of Pueblo; brother, Andre Washington, Pueblo; sisters, Audrea Washington and Amber McCree, both of Pueblo; niece, DeAjainea Washington, Pueblo; grandfather, Eddie Washington, Pueblo; aunts, Avis (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers and Stephanie Washington, Atlanta, Ga.; uncles, Preston Washington, Andre Washington and Wayne Washington. Also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and a host of relatives. Branden was a senior at South High School; he enjoyed sports, fishing, weight lifting, working on his car, music and reading. He was always helpful to all who knew him. No viewing. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Washington, Eddie
Eddie Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Eddie Washington, 78, departed this life May 22, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Warrior, Ala. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retired chair car attendant from the Santa Fe Railroad passenger trains. He was an avid baseball player. He enjoyed watching all sporting events, playing dominos, attending the greyhound dog races and horse races. Preceded in death by his parents, D.W. and Gerturde Shine Washington; siblings Willie, Lee, Thomas and Ida Mae; wife, Shirley Washington; son, Andre Washington; grandson, Brandon Washington. Survived by his children, Avis "Tootsie" (Keith) Wilhite, Olivia (Robert) Myers, Catherine (Rodney) McCree, Stephanie Washington, Preston Washington, Wayne Washington; grandchildren, Shalita Lopez, Audrea and Andre Washington, Amber McCree, Sheyla and Colton Myers, Daric and Kameron Wilhite, Jared De Andera; great-grandchildren, Nia Washington, Branden Washington and De A Jainea Washington; three brothers, Cleo, Joel and Howard Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Monday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Orval Miles officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 120 Montcalm Drive.

Washington, George W.
George W. Washington - Wray Rattler - May 22, 1903 - George W. Washington, a well-known colored man of Pueblo, president of the Standard Publishing Company, was found dead in the Bessemer ditch, near Carlile Park, on the 13th inst. He had been missing for two days.

Washington, Lud E.
Lud E. Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Lud E. Washington of Pueblo was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Mansfield, La., and expired Jan. 7, 2002, at Parkview hospital. He was the first black foreman, Pueblo Army Depot, Amunition Department. He retired from the PAD with 30 years' service. Past Most Worshipful Master, Ashby Lodge No. 2 F&AM. Honored by Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA) 50-year membership. Mr. Washington assisted his wife as surrogate parent to many children at Lincoln Home Orphanage. Husband of Marguerite Washington, Pueblo; father of the Rev. Kenneth Washington, Pueblo; stepfather of Shirlea J. Neal, Denver, Prentis (Karen Henderson) Vanduvall, Denver, Patti Jo Hester, Las Vegas, Nev.; stepbrother of Frances (Samuel) Williams, San Jose, Calif., Patricia (Willie) Hill, Marian Wallace, all of Pueblo, Colo., Kenneth Twyman, Margaret “Pete” Albrow, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; surrogate parent to children of Lincoln Home Orphanage; and a host of other relatives and friends. Service, noon Thursday, First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave., to Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans. Family at 118 Washington and 9 Palma Court. Please take note: Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA).

Washington, Walter L.
Walter L. Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2002 - Walter L. Washington, 52, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2002. Survived by his mother, Beulah Tannahill; sisters, Marian Carter and JoAnn Phillips; brother, Michael (Alica) Tannahill; three aunts; one uncle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 3412 Brookfield Lane after the interment.

Wasinger, George
George Wasinger - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - Fourteen of the twenty-eight Colorado soldiers mention in the casualty lists made public by the War Department are among the dead. The killed in action are Herman W. Pippert, Fred A. Thompson and Corp. Bernard R. Schwarts, Denver, Peter F. Calligan, Aspen, Russell Steinbeck, Lake City; Corp. Christian H. Hasp, Pueblo; Leslie R. Pierce, Fort Collins, and Mike H. Dazebeck, La Veta. Two dead of wounds received in action are Samuel J. Cook, Loveland, and George Wasinger, Rye. Included in the dead of disease are James R. Robertson, Denver, Arthur J. Berger, Carter; Paul L. Rosco Smuggler, and Earl [might be Karl] W. Dennis, Loveland. Capt. Edmund C. Glenn, Jr., Denver, is among the missing action. Among the severely wounded in action are Ray L. Lindendoll and Jerry Tramulto, Denver; Frank F. Kruglet, Pueblo; Neale K. Parris, Green Knoll; Bartlett S. Bankston, Cedar; Gust R. Lager, Idaho Springs, William C. Lovall, Canon City, and Fred I. Peterson, Boulder. Elmer W. Harris, Denver is among the wounded, degree undetermined. The list of slightly wounded includes Phillip S. Morris, Denver; Otto Evans, Leadville; Max A. Brown, Colorado Springs, and Howard L. Stone, Cripple Creek.

Wassam, Kathleen Marie
Kathleen Marie (Golob) Wassam - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Kathleen Marie (Golob) Wassam went to be with her Lord Feb. 7, 2000, in Denver. Preceded in death by her parents, Al and Katy Golob. Survived by her husband, Jim Wassam; brothers, Al (Vivian), Gene (Pat) and Bob (Thelma) Golob. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at St. Mary's Church, 217 East Mesa Avenue. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions can be made in the name of Kathy Wassam to HMD Aurora Care Center (Hospice), 3399 S. Eagle St., Aurora, Colo., 80014-5003. Family will greet friends at the church hall after the Mass.

Wassell, Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee Wassell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Gerald Lee Wassell, 53, passed away April 28, 2000. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Wassell; son, Gerald L. (Danielle Bartmess) Wassell of Pueblo West; brothers, Joseph (Nancy) Wassell, Collinsville, Ill., Lawrence Wassell and Gary (Deana) Wassell, both of Springfield, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Nancy Reynolds, Springfield, Ill. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Pauline. Mr. Wassell was employed at the State Hospital for 3 1/2 years, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners Lodge in Springfield, Ill. Masonic service, Monday, 4:30 p.m., at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, East Lawn Cemetery in Marion, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospice through the funeral home office.

Waterman, Dorcy
Dorcy Waterman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1987 - Dorcy Waterman, 56, passed away in California on Feb. 6, 1987. Mr. Waterman is survived by three children, William Waterman of California, Alan Waterman of Kansas, and Kathryn Austin of Pueblo; two brothers, Willard (Rozetta) Waterman of Pueblo, and Cyrus (Willadean) of California; two sisters, Goldie (Bob) Bartek of Pueblo, and Myrtle (Bud) Crapser of Oregon; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Gus Austin. He also is survived by his ex-wife, Jackie, and numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Waterman was preceded in death by parents, seven brothers, one sister, and one son. Mr. Waterman was born on Sept. 16, 1930, in Pritchett, Colo., and was a self-employed truck driver. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Waterman, Pansy L.
Pansy L. Waterman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Pansy L. Waterman, 72, went to be with the Lord July 3, 2001, at her home in Pueblo. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Nowata, Okla., to John and Frances Patton who preceded her. She was also preceded by her husband of 31 years, Orza Waterman; three sisters; and four brothers. Survived by her daughters, Carol Cortner, Virginia Hill and Verna (Allen) Armstrong; grandchildren, Cindy (Bill), Orza “Leroy” (Patty), Autumn (Herb), Ira (Jill), Logan, Kathy, Daniel, Kimberly and Krista; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Waters, Harry
Harry Waters – New Castle Nonpareil – November 19, 1904 – A sensational suicide occurred at Tercio on the morning of the 8th inst., when Harry Waters stood at the entrance of No. 3 mine and blew the top of his head off with a six-shooter. This is the mine in which nineteen people lost their lives in an explosion. Waters had been acting as a watchman about the mine since that time. It is supposed that he became temporarily insane from the gruesome sights when dead bodies were carried out of the mine. [Submitter's Note: The explosion referred to here occurred on October 28, 1904.]

Waters, Joe
Joe Walters - Akron Pioneer Press - June 3, 1921 - Henry Fowler of Branson, tried in the District Court at Trinidad for the murder of Joe Walters at the place Feb. 16. was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by the jury, which reported Fowler shot and killed Walters, with whom he had quarreled in a pool hall at Branson. The men were former friends.

Waters, Virgil Gordon
Virgil Gordon Waters - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1987 - Virgil Gordon Waters, 77, late of Truth or Consequences, N.M., and Canon City, died March 8, 1987, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was born July 31, 1909, in Kansas to Roy and Nellie Waters, who preceded him in death in 1958 and 1970. He married Mabel Pretty on Jan. 26, 1935, in Florence. She preceded him in death in 1968. He is survived by son, Bill Waters, Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Marnell Jurrens, New Richland, Minn.; five grandchildren, Cyndee, Sue, and Greg Waters, Tustin, Calif., Kendra and Jimmie Jurrens, New Richland; and sister, Margaret Hansen, Pueblo. Preceded in death by brothers, Zeke Waters in 1969 and Owen Waters in 1968. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at Holt and Dixon Chapel of the Gardens. Interment at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence.

Watkins, Bill
Bill Watkins - Huerfano World - January 21, 1999 - Bill Watkins, developer of Navajo Western Land in Huerfano County, died December 10, 1998 in Lakeland, FL. He was 84. Founder and chief executive of Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., and other trucking companies, he started his trucking business with a $300 pickup after finishing high school in Georgia in 1932. Other Watkins businesses were real estate, bridge building, seafood, and food processing, citrus production, radio broadcasting, insurance, ready-mix concrete, and door and window manufacturing. In Colorado, Mr. Watkins also had real estate developments in Teller County.

Watkins, Brenda
Brenda "Kay" Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2001 - Age 56, a resident of Salida and Funny River, Alaska, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born Jan. 23, 1945, in Lubbock, Texas, to L.K. and Myrt Gregory. Tough-minded but tender hearted, Kay received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and her master's degree in counseling psychology from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. Her teaching career included Pueblo Central High School and Buena Vista High School in Colorado and Yakutat High School in Alaska, during which time she touched many students' lives in a positive manner. She also served an internship at West Central Mental Health Clinic in Salida. She and her husband owned and operated Gwin's Lodge on the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska for seven years. She married Winston (Tony) Watkins in Clovis, N.M., in May 1961. They had two daughters, Kim and Michelle (deceased). A memorial service for Kay will be held at United Methodist Church in Salida on Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., and at a later date in Funny River, Alaska. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.K. and Myrt Gregory; and daughter, Michelle. Survivors include husband Winston; daughter, Kim (Rick) Walker; grandchildren, Kyle and Danielle Walker; sister, Jerri (George) Willis; brother, Tony (Kathy) Gregory; aunt, Laverne Martin; and mother in-law, Marjorie Watkins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any domestic violence shelter, homeless shelter, educational institution/project, the American Cancer Society or any other charity of the donor's choice. Donations may be made through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO, 81201. She was loved by many and shall be missed by all.

Watkins, Bruce Ernest Jr.
Bruce Ernest - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2001 - Bruce Ernest, 93, passed away Nov. 2, 2001. Survived by his children, Nancy Ann Foster of Pueblo and Carole L. (Tracy DeFusco) Horton of Pueblo; grandchildren, Marian (Alan) Alexander, Diane Poulos, Lori (Wayne) Canida, Jonna (Bob) Baker, Pete (Connie) Poulos, Tom (Bobbie) Poulos and Adrian Foster; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Wilma J. Watkins in 1992; son and daughter-in-law, Warren L. and Trudy Duff; sister, Helen Campbell; and parents, Mary and Bruce E. Watkins Sr. Ernie was born April 21, 1908, in Pueblo, and recently resided at Alterra Wynwood of Pueblo. He was a real estate broker, past president of Pueblo Board of Realtors and Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame and was also a life member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90. There will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery, with a representative from the Salvation Army officiating and Elks Rites by B.P.O. Elks No. 90. The family will greet friends and relatives at 1107 S. Papago in Pueblo West, following the service. Those who desire may make memorials to the Salvation Army, through the funeral home.

Watkins, Charles Jay
Charles Jay Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1999 - Charles Jay Watkins, 44, died in Orange County, Calif., on Aug. 10, 1999. He was born Jan. 8, 1955, in Las Animas, the son of C.A. and Lela Rae (Foster) Watkins. Service will be held in the Presbyterian Church Monday, Aug.16, 1999, at 2 p.m. A private committal will be held Monday morning at the Watkins Ranch, south of Las Animas. Memorials may be made to the Jay Watkins Memorial at the Las Animas Library.

Watkins, Clara Mae
Clara Mae Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2000 - Clara Mae Watkins, 68, Pueblo resident, departed this life Oct. 4, 2000. Born July 10, 1932, in Taylor, Texas. She is preceded in death by her father, Waldo Jackson in 1981; and husband, John Watkins Sr. in 1961. Clara Mae was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and raising her grandchildren, going to yard sales, doing yard work and working in her garden, playing cards and sitting on her porch visiting with the neighbors. Survived by her children, John Watkins Jr., Pueblo, Linda (Delano) Charles, Judy Watkins, Sandra (Michael) Jackson, all of Denver, Tim (Kim Hardy) Watkins, Pueblo; mother, Faustin Jackson, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Watkins, Forrest L.
Forrest L. Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2002 - Forrest L. Watkins, 79, of Pueblo, went into the presence of God on May 6, 2002. Husband of his wife of 56 years, Berniece; loving father of Patti (George) Medina and Forrest B. (Renee) Watkins; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who held a special place in Popo's heart; brother, George Watkins of Pueblo; and sisters, Margaret Conley and June (Jack) Wiles of Farmington, Mo. Forrest was a veteran of World War II. He was also a lifetime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Pueblo and would be the first to tell you that the only way to heaven was by trusting in Jesus Christ. Forrest spent many hours in pursuit of his favorite game and fish. He always said a duck blind was the best place to talk to God. Forrest was a volunteer for Sangre de Cristo Hospice and would like any donations be sent there in his memory. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Watkins, George Dale
George Dale Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2003 - George Dale Watkins, 71, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 15, 2003, in Pueblo. Born Sept. 14, 1932, in Doe Run, Mo., to George and Mary Watkins, who preceded him along with his sister, Mary Elizabeth Whitener; brothers, Ralph McLeod and Forrest Leon Watkins. Survived by his children, Carlos (Kim) Sandoval, Mary Lou (Michael) Wilburn, Dianna (Kim) Phillips; grandchildren, Tara, Matthew, Megan, Karly, Kelsi; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Jacob; sisters, June (Jack) Wiles, Margaret Connely; former spouse, Emelia Sandoval; nieces, nephews and a host of friends who knew him as "Country George." Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in his memory through the funeral home office.

Watkins, Janice Louise
Janice Louise Tising Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Janice Louise Tising Watkins, passed peacefully from this life on June 14, 2006, with many of her family and friends at her bedside. She was 76 years of age. Janice, widely and affectionately known as "Jan," was the beloved wife of Robert F. "Bob" Watkins; mother of Jim Watkins of Pueblo, Jody (David) Dertina of Littleton, and Julie Wysocki of Littleton. She had nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Jan was preceded in death by her father, Jesse L. Tising; mother, Eunice Kinney Tising; and her grandson, Joshua Dale Alquist. Surviving family members are her brother, James R. Tising of Black Forest; and her sister, Myrna L. Garner of Pueblo West. Janice was born in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 16, 1929, and was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1948. During her high school years, she was active in the Clionians, Blue Masque and Gavel, Y-Teens, Glee Club, and the Christmas Pageant. During her adult years, Jan participated actively as a member and often as an officer of several U.S. Air Force Officers Wives' Clubs. She was a past president of the Conejo Valley Christian Women's Organization while living in Thousand Oaks, Calif., as well as an active participant in similar clubs in other states, including in Pueblo. Jan was a lifetime member of the Forest Home Women's Auxiliary, Forest Lake, Calif. Jan had a passion for the young women and served as a counselor while a member of the Calvary Community Church, Thousand Oaks, Calif., during the 1976 to 1989 time period. Janice loved to travel, and she and her husband traveled widely before they retired in 1989. Jan had an accomplished life; she lived well, served well and finished well. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Should anyone desire, they may make a donation in her name to the local Alzheimer's Association.

Watkins, Lee Ann M.
Lee Ann M. Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2001 - Lee Ann M. Watkins, 62, passed away May 20, 2001. Survived by her husband, Robert Watkins, of the family home; children, Kathy (Tim) Rupert, Mark (Glory) Watkins, Tim (Tamara) Watkins, all of Pueblo, and Phillip (Deanna) Watkins of Sycamore, Ill.; brother, Wilbur (Judy) Lay of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Mary Buehler of Pueblo; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma (Ted) Barker of Deora, Colo., Vernon (Lovina) Watkins of Canon City, Noretta Hicks of Alexandria, Ohio, Betty Gray of Gunnison, Colo., and William (Dorothy) Watkins of Canon City; grandchildren, Tiffeny Pontius, Jeremy Watkins, Jacob Watkins, June Jones, Kenneth Johnson, Sonya Yob, Taryn Watkins, Jayme Watkins and Darian Watkins; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members. Lee Ann was born July 11, 1938, to Irene M. (nee Papas) and Wilbur F. Lay Sr. in Pueblo. She was a bookkeeper for Pueblo Gas and Fuel and later for Herb's Sport Shop. She was an active member of Trinity Life Center, Women's Aglow and Thursday Morning Bible Study. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Rich Conley officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends and relatives at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Life Center, charity of donor's choice or the memorial fund in Lee Ann's name at Minnequa Bank.

Watkins, Lena Mae Ward
Lena Mae Ward Watkins - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 3, 2007 - Lena Mae Ward Watkins, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2007. She was born in Berlin, Oklahoma, October 27, 1917 to Charley and Elizabeth Sandusky. In 1928 she moved to Southeastern Colorado where she was valedictorian of the class of 1935 from Thatcher High School in Las Animas School district. She received her RN degree in 1940 from the Minnequa School of Nursing at Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Her nursing career spanned almost 40 years, working at Corwin Hospital and later at Colorado State Hospital where she was a chief division nurse. After residing in Pueblo almost 50 years, she moved to Colorado Springs in 1989. She married Lewis P. Ward of Pueblo, Colorado in 1942, who preceded her in death July 3, 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Edith and Mary, and her second husband Thomas Watkins of Lakin, Kansas. Lena Mae is survived by her children Lewis (Geri) Ward of Colorado Springs, Karen (Richard) Gorrell of Colorado Springs, and Linda (Chuck) McIntyre of Canon City; grandchildren John (Cheri) Ward, Richard (Erika) Ward, Kevin (Sierra) McIntyre, Shelley (Paul) Lugauer, Kimberly (Scott) Santa Cruz, Kerrie (Chris Hogg) Gorrell, Kelly (Brian) Giacomozzi; great grandchildren Evan, Holly and Heather Ward, Reese Ward, Shon, Carmelita and Stephen McIntyre, Bethany and Luke Lugauer, Ian and Sarah Gorrell, Austyn Giacomozzi and Alexa Santa Cruz. She is also survived by a sister Lorena Rose of Trinidad and brother Charles (Julia) Sandusky of Pueblo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lena was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of Vista Grande Baptist Church. In addition to service at her church, she participated in mission trips to both China and Kenya. Besides her family and her church, her passions included playing the piano and singing, painting, gardening, reading, traveling, genealogy, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2003 she moved to The Bridge Assisted Living and enjoyed many friendships there with residents and staff. Services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday July 5th at Vista Grande Baptist Church located at 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. (corner of Stetson Hills & Powers) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The family will have internment services in Pueblo at Imperial Gardens at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Grande Baptist Church, or to a charity of your choice.

Watkins, Russell
Russell Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - Russell Watkins, 80, passed away on Aug. 11, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Watkins; and parents, Orel and Sena Watkins. Russell lived and worked in California as a conductor for the railroad for 40 years and retired to Pueblo in 1990. Survived by sons, Barry and Bruce; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be remembered by his best friend, Ellen Roskoff. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Watkins, Tom
Tom Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Tom Watkins, May 24, 1987. Husband of Audrey Watkins; preceded in death by wife, Mabel K. Watkins, in September 1971. Brother of Edward (Ilene) Watkins, Boulder. Uncle of Frances (Ernest) Socha, Pueblo, and Ruth Frances Smith, Nevada. Mr. Watkins worked many years as a coal miner and retired as a Pueblo Army Depot guard 20 years ago. He was a 50-year member of Eureka Lodge 66, AF&AM, and a member of Eastern Star Chapel 25, Florence. Masonic graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, conducted by Eureka Lodge 66, AF&AM. He will lie in state Monday and Tuesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. Please omit food and flowers.

Watkins, Wilbur Virgil
Wilbur Virgil Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Wilbur Virgil Watkins, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 1998. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Arla Jean- sons, Al Watkins, Mike (Frankie) Watkins- sisters, Lorraine (Tony) Prelesnik, Ardell (Jim) Ottino, Louise (Dan) Willyard- granddaughter, Michelle Watkins- several nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Watkins was a foreman in the Ore Prep department at CF&I for 30 years retiring in 1982. During his retirement he enjoyed gardening, mechanics, fishing, boating, camping and working in his orchard. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Watkins, William
William Watkins - Huerfano World - June 5, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1920: William Watkins, engineer, was killed when crushed by a trip of cars in the Sunnyside mine.

Watley, Dolores Maxine
Dolores Maxine Watley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2006 - Dolores Maxine Watley, 89, passed away April 3, 2006. Preceded by husband Thomas J. Jr., sons Paul Watley, Leo Hines, Don Watley, brother Roy J. Tillar Jr., and sister Virginia Tillar. Survived by daughter Rayjo T. (Rev. Charles H.) Farris; sons Louis J. (Vonnie) Johnson Jr., Raymond B. Hines, Kenneth D. (Jane) Hines, Thomas R. (Linda) Watley, Carl E. Watley; sister Dorothy M. Washington. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. No services.

Watley, Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Thomas Jefferson Watley Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1986 - Thomas Jefferson Watley Jr., 3521 Wedgewood Lane, departed this life Oct. 4, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Retired from CF&I with 34 years of service. He was a member of Local 2101. Mr. and Mrs. Watley celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, Sept. 26, 1986. Predeceased by father, Thomas J. Watley Sr.; sister, Ora Bell May; brother, Ruben Watley; and son, Paul Watley. Survived by wife, Delores Maxine Watley; children, Louis (Vonnie) Johnson, Leo J. (Phyllis) Hines, all of Pueblo; Raymond B. (Johnnye) Hines, Denver; Kenneth D. (Leigh) Hines, Florida; Thomas R. (Linda) Watley, Aurora; Donald L. (Donlyne) Watley, Denver; Carl E. Watley, Ontario, Calif.; Ray Jo (Rev. Charles) Farris, Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Warren R. Watley, Seattle, Wash.; and Marvin Watley, Denver; sister, Dorothy O. Nevilles, Pueblo; mother, Elnora Willis; stepfather, Howard Willis, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Dorothy Washington, Compton, Calif.; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Kingdom Hall, 523 Pitkin, Elder Norman Wallauer officiating.

Watrus, James
James Watrus - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 18, 1869 - Died - On the 8th of November 1869, in Canon City, Colorado, Mr. James Watrus, formerly of Clinton County, Iowa, aged 21 years. Iowa papers please copy.

Watson, Adelyn J.
Adelyn J. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Adelyn J. Watson, Dec. 4, 1987. Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Survived by husband, Harold E. Watson; daughter, Karen (Samuel) Thompson, San Diego, Calif.; sons, Gregory (Jeanne) Watson, Castro Valley, Calif., and Kirk (Jackie) Watson, Denver, Colo.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Interment Imperial.

Watson, Charles
Charles Watson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 1, 1868 – Lynching of Horse Thieves - In another item we give an account of the stealing of four horses belonging to Mr. Lewis Conley, of this county, and the escape and pursuit of the thieves. Since writing the item alluded to, we have received further news of the affair. The pursuing party returned on Thursday morning, bringing in the horses. It seems the thieves were tracked as far as Chico creek, going down the Arkansas, and there the trail was lost sight of; but for good reasons it was thought they had gone down the river, Statesward; and so the pursuing party pushed on, traveling night and day. When they arrived at Fort Lyon, they learned that the thieves had passes there, from a description given of the men and horses. General Penrose, who is not at all partial to horse thieves, furnished fresh horses and a squad of soldiers to the pursuers, who thus reinforced pushed on and overtook the two men, about fifty miles below Fort Lyon. The fugitives were immediately taken into custody, without resistance which they saw would be useless. A "high court of impeachment" was summarily improvised, and the prisoners were called on to plead to the charges brought by the "managers." They made a full confession of the crime: gave their names as Charles Watson and Frank Hudson; that they had hired to Mr. Conley in Denver, about two months ago; that they were deserters from the army; that they now expected their fate, and seemed indifferent as to what might be. We might, by giving romantic details, make a sensational story for eastern papers, as to the fate of these two scalawags; but we choose simply to say that without loss of time, or expensive preparations, they were hanged to the limb of a "noble old cottonwood" until they were dead. Such is the retributive justice meted out to this class of border ruffians.

Watson, Cora Bell
Mrs. Cora Bell Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 1911 - Mrs. Cora Bell Watson, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1911, wife of Edward M. Watson, at the family residences, 1234 Cedar street, after an illness of a few weeks duration. She was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and of the Woman's Relief Corps and both lodges will attend the funeral services which will occur from the family residence this afternoon at 2:30. The Woman's Relief Corps will conduct their ritualistic services at the residence. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn cemetery.

Watson, David L.
David L. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2003 - David L. Watson, 67, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Watson, Donna M.
Donna M. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2000 - Donna M. Watson, 42, passed away Aug. 16, 2000. Survived by husband, Eric Watson; son, Scott Watson; parents, Jacob and Donna Kochevar; sister, Pam (Sylvan) Hayoun; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. Donna was born and raised in Pueblo. Graduated from South High School in 1977. Attended UNC in Greeley. She worked at Parkview Hospital in the Cardiology Department until she left to devote her time, love and attention to her treasured son, Scott. Donna was an active volunteer in various organizations and was active in the Channel 8 auction. She was a loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed. At her request, cremation. Memorial Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family. Memorial donations may be made to American Kidney Fund through the funeral home office.

Watson, Edna E.
Edna E. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1986 - Mrs. Edna E. Watson passed away at a local nursing home May 19, 1986. Stepmother of Mrs. W. E. Sandford, DesPlaines, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Rolfe, Gainesville, Fla., and Harold Watson Jr., Beulah; sister-in-law of Mrs. Vivienne M. Hanshaw, Ontario, Calif. Cremation. At her request, there will be no services.

Watson, Elaine
Elaine Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 1999 - Elaine Watson, born Feb. 19, 1929, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Predeceased by husband, William R. Watson, M.D., and parents, Andrew and Hazel Beagle. Survived by children, William R. Watson III of Pueblo, James M. Watson, Lakewood, Eric G. (Donna) Watson, Pueblo, Melanie D. (Douglas) Trondson, Colorado Springs, and Andrea (Dave) Warfield, Denver, Colo.- grandchildren, Ricky and William Watson, Roxanne Billings, Scott Watson, Adam and Lance Garcia and Kyle and Erica Warfield- sister, Ellen Tomoser of Pueblo- and brother Dennis Beagle of Williamsville, N.Y. Elaine graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and moved to Pueblo in 1966. She was employed as an adult protection caseworker in the Pueblo County Department of Social Services. After retirement in 1988, Elaine volunteered her assistance through Pueblo Area on Aging and the Senior Resource and Development Agency by assisting senior citizens in whatever needs they might have. She was also the recipient of the Sunshine Award." A will be held at the Joseph Hale Edwards Senior Center at 230 N. Union Blvd. at the Senior Resource and Development Agency on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory. The family will receive friends at the Senior Center immediately following the service.

Watson, Eleanor
Eleanor Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Eleanor Watson, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Born June 7, 1923,in Hoehne, Colo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Natividad Griego- husband, Glenn C. Watson- sister, Gertrude Sandoval- and brother, Nick Griego. Survived by her daughter, Linda Watson, Pueblo- sisters, Josephine Padilla, Pueblo, Lucy, Trinidad, Colo., and Della Trujillo, Belen, N.M.- nieces, Kathleen DeLeon and Lucy (Earl) Taylor- nephew, Lee (Mary) Padilla- great-nieces, Danielle DeLeon and Symone Roque, Pueblo- and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of St. Leander Parish and Minister of Praise program for the Diocese of Pueblo. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, making grape jelly and visiting with friends. Viewing, 1 to 7p.m. today at Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Watson, F. Betty
F. Betty Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2004 - F. Betty Watson went to rest March 23, 2004. Betty was born May 7, 1933, in Eden Valley, Wyo., to Carl F. and Ethel T. Meyer. She was the 1951 class valedictorian at Fremont County Vocational High School in Eden Valley, Wyo., and graduated as an R.N. from Bethel School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1954. Betty was awarded the Sunburst Award in 1994 for Outstanding Patient Care and Excellence in Nursing. She retired from Parkview Hospital O.B. Ward, where she proudly gave her heart and soul to all of her patients. After retirement, she poured her passions into her family, gardening and crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors include her children, Cheryl (Don) Viles, Carl Ward and Tanya Ward; her grandchildren, DeeAnna (Mike) Ostrander, Shawn (Misty) Viles, Lacey Viles; great-grandchildren, Dana, Hallee, Joey, Anali, Sara and special grandson Caleb Worley; her sisters, Sara Sunderland and Mary Manias; niece, Diane (John) Sullivan; nephew, Stuart (Lori) Sunderland; and special family friends, Cordia Worley and Shayne Brekke. Special thanks to Dr. Settapani, Dr. Puls, Dr. Roukema, Pat Quillen, Hospice and to Parkview Care units 3SW and NICU and all others who made her last days pleasant. She touched the lives of all she came in contact with and will be sadly missed. At her request, no public service. Cremation, Davis Crematory. The family may be contacted at 715 W. 15th St.

Watson, Gertrude W.
Gertrude W. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1997 - Gertrude W. Watson, 81, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 4, 1997. She was a member of First A.M.E. Church. Survived by nieces, Judy Joann (Larry) Olivarez, Santa Ynez, Calif., Janice Mathews, Buellton, Calif., Willa (Ray) Fletcher, Newport News, Va.- and sister-in-law, Ruth Davis, Lompoc, Calif. , 10 a.m. Tuesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Watson, Jane
Mrs. Jane Watson - World Independent – May 16, 1957 - Funeral Rites For Mrs. Watson To Be Saturday - Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Watson, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David L. Jones, in Pueblo, will be Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the Burress Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Henry Ballinger will officiate. Mark Anderson will sing “Abide With Me” “Whispering Hope” and “In The Garden”. He will be accompanied by Mrs. G.A. Meyer at the organ. Pallbearers will be David Jones Jr. Edward Jones, Robert Watson, Joseph Watson, Thomas Watson, and John Watson. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery.

Watson, Martha A.
Martha A. Watson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 26, 1872 – Died in Pueblo, on the 18th inst., at the residence of H. H. Melrose, Martha A. Watson, aged 49 years and 9 months.

Watson, Stella
Stella Watson – Albuquerque Journal – February 3, 2002 - Stella Watson, our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt joined the Lord on January 30, 2002 at the age of 91 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, Sam Watson preceded her in death after 59 years of marriage. Her son, Ernie, his wife Sally, and her three grandchildren Rachelle, Alan and Sarah of Albuquerque survive her. Born on October 1, 1910, the oldest of nine children to Savas and Virginia Lujan in Hoehne, Colorado. She outlived her eight siblings Solomon Lujan, Manuel Lujan, Avade Lujan, Alex Lujan, Helen Mestas, Tony Lujan, Fred Lujan, and Edward Lujan. Her legacy will be the sprit of love and kindness she passed on to her family and those she met during her long life. Her love for her family and friends was only surpassed with the love she had for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will deeply missed but her sprit will live on with those that will remember her as a loving, kind, and gentle person willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Services will be at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 4th and Alameda NW. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Lujan, Alex Lujan, Ray Gallegos, George Lujan, Martin Lujan and Joseph Lujan. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Albuquerque 505 343-8008.

Watson, T. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. J. Watson - Alamosa Independent Journal - June 9, 1905 - Dr. T. J. Watson, recently tried on a charge of having murdered his wife at New London, Missouri, being acquitted by the jury which tried him, has returned to Pueblo and probably will remain. Prior to one year ago Dr. Watson and his wife lived in Pueblo and were well known. From Pueblo they went to Denver and remained for several months. While on a visit east Mrs. Watson was killed in a runaway accident and the physician was charged with causing her death.

Watson, Thelma M.
Thelma M. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1999 - Thelma M. Watson, 84, passed away March 19, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Watson, in 1985. Survived by her nephews, Dale Schwartz of Orange Park, Fla., Glenn Schwartz of Phoenix, Ariz., Timothy Jay and Mark Schwartz, both of Corpus Christi, Texas- niece, Donine Schwartz of Corpus Christi, Texas. Born to Mary Ella (nee LeGrande) and George William Hoss on Aug. 16, 1914, in Rodessa, La. Thelma retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as an Account Technician. Member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's Club and Pueblo Chapter No. 34, Order of Eastern Star. She will lie instate at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Couth, with the Rev. Dr. Steve Burnett officiating. Eastern Star service by Pueblo Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Watson, Tom L.
Tom L. Watson - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Memorial service for former Cuchara resident Tom L. Watson, 60, who died in the VA Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, June 2,1993, was June 5 in Prescott, AZ. Born Nov. 17, 1932, in Pueblo, he was a salesman for Prescott Valley Mobile Homes at the time of his death. Mr. Watson graduated from Colorado State University in 1957 with a degree in soil and range management. In 1960, he began ranching in Huerfano County and raised quarter horses. Mr. Watson was one of the original owners of Panadero Ski Resort. Before that time he was a partner in Cuchara Country Store with Jack and Nancy Britton. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two sons, Thomas and Randy, all of Prescott Valley; one brother Bill Watson, Trinidad; three sisters, Nancy Britton, Cuchara, Sarah Lowell, Pecos, NM, and Mary Percifull, Bronte, TX, and three grandchildren.

Watson-Sack, Ellen
Ellen Davidson Watson-Sack - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2003 - Ellen Davidson Watson-Sack, 56, passed away July 18, 2003. Ellen is survived by her children, Kristen (Phillip) Robbins of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jonathan (Beth) Lane of Littleton, Colo., Andre (Janelle) Lane of Canby, Ore., and Nicholas Lane of Watertown, Mass.; brother, Howard (Nancy) Watson and her mother, Marcelle Watson, both of Biddeford, Maine. Also survived by her grandchildren, Jackson and Benjamin Robbins, Carson, Livia and Andre Lane. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sack; and her father, Howard Watson. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Watt, William
William Watt - Boulder Daily Camera - May 28, 1896 - Bill Watt Dead - The Slayer of John Kearney Dies in the Insane Asylum. William Watt, slayer of John Kearney in a card game in a Lyons saloon, and sentenced by Judge Downer to ten years at Canon City, died in the insane asylum at Pueblo last night, having been taken there some weeks ago by reason of apparent insanity due to softening of the brain. Notwithstanding his conviction for so terrible a crime as murder, there are men in Colorado who will sincerely regret Watt's death. He was defended by Hon. Lafe Pence, given a fair trial, and, probably, justly convicted. However, his crime was due to liquor and he was inoffensive and generous when at himself.

Watta, Ray J.
Ray J. Watta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2004 - Ray J. Watta, 86, passed away Aug. 28, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Watta; step-son, William Martinez; daughter, Patricia (Mark) Geller; 3 grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Watta and Sofia Sisneros Watta; brother, Lucas Watta, nephew, Ernie Watta. Survived by sisters, Mary (Miguel) Flores, Flora Rodrigues, Jenny (Richard) Lemos; sister-in-laws, Margaret Watta, Trinnie Garcia, Martha (John) Resendez, Lillian Abeyta; brother-in-laws, Telesfor (Frances) Segura, Leo (Sharon) Segura; numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Ray was a World War II Veteran. Viewing Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Imperial Gardens. Rosary, Tuesday, August 31, 2004, 7:00 p.m at St. Francis. Memorial mass Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, 10:00 a.m. St. Francis.

Watters, Doris Venetta
Doris Venetta Watters - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2002 - Doris Venetta Watters, age 84, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center. Doris was married to M.R. "Dutch" Watters July 1, 1939. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1996. The Watters lived in the Cheraw area for 27 years before moving to Rocky Ford in 1966. Doris recently moved to Casa Del Sol in La Junta, where she became an active member of the community. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and was a member of the United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter E.U. in Rocky Ford. The love of her life was her eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Kaye Enns, Cheraw, Joyce (Merrill) Bond, Rocky Ford, Dave (Kris) Watters, Rocky Ford; sisters, Adele Frantz, Albuquerque, N.M., and Barbara Lance, La Junta. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Casa Del Sol in La Junta or United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford.

Watterson, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae Watterson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1987 - Elsie Mae Watterson of Pueblo, died April 23, 1987, at her home. Born at Beatrice, Neb., and lived here since 1949. She was a bookkeeper for 19 years at CF&I, retiring in 1968. Survived by daughter, Ruth Ann (Phillip) Lyness, Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; sister, Hazel Vogel, Silver Spring, Md.; brother, Harold Miller, Oakland, Calif. Her husband, Harry R., preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1971. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Electa Chapter No. 8, Order of Eastern Star, Lincoln, Neb. Graveside service will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1987, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating. Adah Chapter No. 34 OES will have special rites. No public visitation. Family contact, 221 Taylor. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice unit through the office of Davis-Wallin Funeral Home, 128 Broadway, 81004.

Wattles, Edwina D.
Edwina D. Wattles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Edwina D. Wattles, 85, passed away March 9, 2000. Survived by her daughter, Marjorie (Lester) Giltner of Pueblo; sister, Etta R. DeVore of Pueblo; brother, Robert W. (Neva) DeVore of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Steve (Debora) Giltner of Pueblo, Kenneth Giltner of Pueblo, Lynnette (Kelly) Maury of Denver, Cindy Lepik and Kenneth Lepik, both of Colorado Springs; great-grandchildren, Kaylinn, Steve, Ashley and Sheryl; numerous nieces and nephews and her special kitty, "Katie." Preceded in death by her husband, James C. Wattles in April 1987; daughter, Nancy Jo Lepik; parents, Albert P. and Mary Josephine (nee Pugh) DeVore; grandchildren, Shawna Lee Lepik and Robert Jon Lepik; and siblings, Dorothy, Emily, Albert and Gordon. Edwina was born Jan. 29, 1915, and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7 O.E.S., Rainbow Girls Chapter No. 7, and she also worked with the Girl Scouts for many years. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating, assisted by Rev. Wayne Ward. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 2541 Hollywood Drive after the interment to fellowship and reminisce. Memorials may be made to Broadway Christian Church through the funeral home.

Wattles, James C.
James C. Wattles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1987 - James C. Wattles, born Sept. 11, 1908, passed away April 18, 1987. Husband of Edwina Wattles. Father of Marjorie (Lester) Giltner. Grandfather of Steven, Kenneth and Lynette Giltner; Cindy Lou and Kenneth Lepik. Brother-in-law of Etta DeVore, Dorothy Lewis, Cal Simmons, Robert and Winnie DeVore. Preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Jo Lepik, and two grandchildren, Shawna Lee and Robert Jon Lepik. Mr. Wattles graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo, and Western State College, Gunnison. He retired from the CF&I Steel Power Department in 1974. He enjoyed music and played in the Municipal Band and the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra. He was affectionately known as the "King of the Main Street Front Porch," often featured in the Pueblo newspaper. He was a member of the Rainbow Dads; Order of Eastern Star, Pueblo Chapter 7; South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM; U.S.W.A. Local 2102; and was Democrat Chairman of Precinct 15. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with graveside rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. The family may be contacted at 1315 N. Main. Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman Ave.

Watts, George J.
George J. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1929 - The body of George J. Watts was forwarded to Ordway, Colo., Friday for services and interment. Geo. F. McCarthy service.

Watts, John David
John David Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2001 - John David Watts, 68, born Nov. 18, 1932, in Bunceton, Mo., to Burdette and Evelyn Watts, passed away Oct. 5, 2001. John had two brothers and a sister, William Watts, and Mary Fry, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife, Josie Watts; children, Syliva, John, Denise and Gary; brother, Robert Watts of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren; and numerous friends. He served his country during the Korean War in the Air Force. John was a very intelligent and active man. He held many important jobs that he accomplished with much gusto. The one he liked best and was excellent at was as a recruiter for the Colorado Army National Guard. In 1984, he was awarded Top Recruiter for Colorado. He also received many other awards. He married Josie Prieto in 1971 and raised her son Gary as his own. John was a man's man and loved hunting and fishing, all outdoors and the beauty of God's creation. John loved life and people. He was charming and fun to be with. He was the best friend one could have and always looking for the good in everyone. Our lives will never be the same. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Watts, Kathleen L.
Kathleen L. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1999 - Kathleen L. Watts, 92, passed away March 7, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Joan Neibaur of Denver- daughter-in-law, Sherry Watts of San Diego, Calif.-stepdaughter, Lynda Bing Powell of Rochester, N.Y., and Lynda's children, Eleanor and Spencer- nephews, Robert Harris of Melrose Park, Ill., and Lyle(Brenda) Harris of Bristol, Va.- niece, Geri (Bert) Pearson of Elk Grove Village, Ill.- great-nephews, Joseph Harris and Gregory (Tammi) Harris-great-nieces, Tammy Harris, Carol (Bob) Mondl, Michele (Richard) Rosado and Roberta (Tyler) McNeal- and dear friend, Maybell Burnett of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, R.M. "Max" Watts, a prominent Pueblo developer, on Oct. 29, 1993- stepson, Morris Watts, in 1987- sister, Madolyn Harris-brother, William Byrnes- niece, Lois Collins- and nephew, Michael Harris. Born Oct. 4, 1906, in Chicago, Ill. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 10a.m. Friday, March 12, 1999, at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father William Hurley officiating. Interment, Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the YWCA Shelter through the funeral home.

Watts, Lyle S.
Lyle S. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Lyle S. Watts, 51, passed away July 10, 2006. Survived by daughter Lauren, son Tyler, brothers Dave Watts (Renee & Ryan), Keith (Terry) Watts. Memorial gathering Mon., July 17, 2006, 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero.

Watts, Marjorie R.
Marjorie R. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Marjorie R. Watts, Pueblo resident since 1941, passed away April 19, 1999. Marjorie was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1923. A graduate of the Minnequa School of Nursing in 1944 and later an employee of Parkview Hospital from 1952 until retirement in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo for a number of years. Survived by her son, John Andrew (Geneal) Watts, Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Timothy Eugene (Kathy) Watts of Pueblo- grandchildren, April Louise Watts of Longmont, Colo., Thomas Charles Watts and Lois Caroline Watts, Jacksonville, Fla., and very special granddaughter and namesake, Rose Marjorie Watts- step-granddaughter, Sarah C. Taylor- great-granddaughter, Brooklynn DeLozier and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Alice L. Watts- four brothers and two sisters. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. , 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. At her request, cremation will follow.

Watts, Travis William
Travis William Watts (Yarnell) - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 1999 - Travis William Watts (Yarnell), 18, of La Veta, died Thursday, July 1, 1999 .He was born Oct. 26, 1980, in Vail, Colo. Travis was a fun-loving, nature-loving young man. He loved his animals, friends and family. He was always willing to help family, friends and strangers alike. If they needed a friend, he was there for them as long as they needed him. In life, as in wrestling and football, there was a let down. Survivors are his parents, Richard and Barbara Watts and Dick and Sherrie Yarnell; a brother, Brandon Watts; a sister, Regina Griego and brother-in-law, Eric Griego; nephew, Eric Griego Jr.; niece, Payge Griego; grandmothers, Laura Watts and Velda Bowman; great-grandmother, Katie Miller; a loving, special fiancé, Lisa Ruiz; surrogate family, united by love, Joe and Antionette Ruiz, Jena Ruiz and Michael Ruiz; aunts and uncles, Richard and Connie Bowman, Cathy and Jim Proffit and Cynthia and Warren Goth; adopted family, Lonnie and Phylis Bolin, Vern and Deonne Dufer, Randy and Sundae Bolin and Curtis Lofton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the First Baptist Church in La Veta with Pastor Jack Brown officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Donations can be made in Travis' name at the First National Bank in La Veta. Huerfano World - July 8, 1999 - Rollover - An 18-year-old La Veta man, Travis Watts, was killed in a one-car rollover around 5:30 a.m. July 1 on southbound I-25. According to Colorado State Patrol reports, Mr. Watts was in a 1986 Isuzu Trooper traveling northbound at mile-post 66 in Huerfano County. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a delineator post. The vehicle then swerved back across the road, ran off the left side into the median and struck a guardrail. It rolled one quarter time onto its left side partially ejecting the driver. The vehicle then lid back across the road, ran off the right side and collided with a second guardrail. The driver suffered serious internal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Huerfano County Coroner's office. Neither alcohol or drugs were suspected. Trooper Ron Quintana, the investigating officer, suspects the driver fell asleep. At the time of the crash, Mr. Watts was heading to work at Columbia House in Colorado City. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

Watts, Wayte F.
Wayte F. Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2005 - Wayte F. Watts, 81, passed away April 22, 2005. Survived by his children, Roseanna (Bob) Swope, of Pueblo, Evelyn (Danny) Robinson, of Wichita Kan., Warren (Lori) Watts, of Pueblo and Bill (Laura) Watts, of Colorado Springs; brother, Edsel (Ieleene) Watts, of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Minnie Koele of Grand Junction; grandchildren, Ryan Swope, Amanda (Rowdy) Lindt, Kaely Swope, Melissa Swope, Margaret Swope, Recil Robinson, Anita Robinson, Brittany Watts, Nicole Watts, Bryant Watts and Jaclyn Watts; and great-grandchildren, Remington Lindt and Mandalyn Lindt. Preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, on March 31, 1984; parents, David and Ira Watts; and brother, Weldon Watts. Wayte was born April 6, 1924, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Wayte retired from CF&I Steel as a crane operator. He also owned and operated Watts Auto Sales for 40 years, retiring in 1995. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Ron Chadwick officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Watts, Wilma Belle
Wilma Belle Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Wilma Belle Watts, 73, died peacefully at the hands of God Monday, June 29, 1998. She will remain in our hearts forever. Beloved wife and mother of the late James Weldon Watts, Courtney Watts and Gary Watts. Devoted, loving mother of Keith (Terry) Watts, Lyle (Donna) Watts, and David (Renee) Watts- grandchildren she loved so dearly, Lauren, Tyler, Camden, Ryan, Deidra and Colby. Also survived by her sisters, Mair Vrendberg, Doris Nealley, Margaret Sisk, and Charlotte Colvin. Born on Jan. 2, 1925, in Hope, N.D. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Leon Griswold officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Kathy Reith, 3407 Azalea, 564-5120, following the interment.

Waugh, Priscella T.
Priscella T. Waugh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1999 - Priscella T. Waugh, 58, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Andrea Ulibarri; brother, Ray Ulibarri; and brothers-in-law, Clarance Dittmar and Henry Lucero. She is survived by her daughters, Tricia (Bob) Vujcich, and Terri Waugh, both of Pueblo; granddaughters, Haley and Heather Vujcich of Pueblo; sisters, Virginia (Martinez) (Roy) Stringfellow of Pueblo, Rebecca Lucero of Apple Valley, Calif., and Carol Dittmar of Pueblo; brother, Alfred (Louise) Ulibarri of Thornton, Colo.; sister-in-law, Cleo Ulibarri of Las Vegas, Nev.; her loving dog, Peaches; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At her request, cremation. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wawrzyczny, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. Wawrzyczny - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - St. Charles Mesa resident past 52 years and late of Sharmar Village Care Center for 12 years, passed away Jan. 10, 2002. Elizabeth was born Dec. 13, 1903, in Austria and came to the United States as a baby with her adopted parents. She was preceded in death by her husband Conrad in 1978. She enjoyed gardening, wood carving, various hobby crafts, crocheting and was devoted to her loving family. She is survived by three children, Lucille F. (Kenneth) Renoux, Conrad S. (Sally) Wawrzyczny and Elizabeth "Beth May" (Orris) Collins, all of Pueblo. She has six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Elizabeth was a member of Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, with the Rev. Daniel C. Lyons officiating. Love offerings in her memory may be made to Grace Community Bible Church or Alzheimer's Association, c/o Sharmar Village Care Center Attn. Gina or Sarah. The family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers.

Waye, Barbara L.
Barbara Lee Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2003 - Barbara Lee Waye passed away June 12, 2003, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She was born to Earle and Aline Fox on Sept. 1, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Waye; sister, Wilma Scholes; and two grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Lillian) Waye and Randy (Sandy) Waye of Pueblo; two daughters, Sandra (Bob) Thiel of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda (Kim) Wheeler of Lake Havasu; and nine grandchildren. Barbara and Howard worked side by side for many years at Fox's Garden Supply. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any Hospice or Gideon's International in her memory.

Waye, Edward Howard
Edward Howard Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Randall Arthur Waye and Edward Howard Waye passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on March 30, 1986. They are survived by parents, Randall E. and Sandra L. Waye; brothers, Keith R. and Christopher R. Waye; grandparents and numerous other relatives. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens

Waye, Randall Arthur
Randall Arthur Waye - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Randall Arthur Waye and Edward Howard Waye passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on March 30, 1986. They are survived by parents, Randall E. and Sandra L. Waye; brothers, Keith R. and Christopher R. Waye; grandparents and numerous other relatives. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Waymire, Roy
Roy Waymire - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1987 - Roy Waymire of 2233 E. Eighth, Nov. 19, 1987. Husband of Marjorie Waymire and father of Barbara Moulds, Monte Vista, Colo., and Beverly Lynn, Caney, Kan. Brother of Bernice Waymire, Wichita, Kan.; Myron Waymire, Eaton, Colo., Vern Waymire, El Cajon, Calif., and Hartzel Waymire, Jackson, Calif. Survived also by his stepchildren, John Jimerson and Judy Stauffer, Nathrop, Colo., as well as eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Waymire was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army and a member of South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM. He was employed by the Colorado State Highway Department for 25 years and at the time of his retirement in 1962 was serving as superintendent. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Merle Clowe, pastor, First Friends Church.

Waymoth, Harry K.
Harry K. Waymoth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Harry K. Waymoth, 70, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, died June 11, 1987, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Collinsville, Ill. He moved to Pueblo in 1925 and resided there until moving to Colorado Springs in 1975. He attended schools in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School. Received a bachelor's degree from Colorado College. He retired from the U.S. military after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and was an amateur radio operator, Silver State Lodge No. 5, Al Kaly Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Annemarie Waymoth. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Wayt, Irene
Irene Wayt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2000 - Irene Wayt, 84, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away April 21, 2000, at the family home. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles "Denny" Wayt, and daughter, Dolores Anderson. Survived by son, Charles (Donna) D. Wayt, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rebecca Barnes of Kirkland, Wash., Lee Anderson and Edward Anderson, both of Seattle, Wash., Melissa Wayt and Kristina Wayt of Pueblo; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her special friends, the Potter Family. Irene was a member of the Jolly Jones Club of Boone. Public viewing will be held 8 a.m. to noon Monday, April 24, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.



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