The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Welch, Alfred
Alfred Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 1987 - Alfred Welch, late of 999 Fortino Blvd., passed away Nov. 3, 1987. Mr. Welch was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of BPOE 90. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital and served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Survivors include his wife, Della M. Welch, of the family home; a sister, Grace Keener, of Pueblo; a sister-in-law, Clara Welch, of Illinois; two nieces, Martha Lou Witt and Emma Lou Burkhardt, both of Illinois; a nephew, Raymond Welch, of Phoenix, Ariz., and several other nieces and nephews; and a stepdaughter, Elsie (Cliff) Hendrix of Pueblo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Bigler of the Heritage Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with graveside honors by BPOE 90. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Welch, Anna Ruth
Anna Ruth Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2005 - Anna Ruth Welch, 93, born May 2, 1912, passed away June 26, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Welch; two brothers; and three sisters. Survived by her son, William Cameron; grandchildren, Caro (David) Golden, Bill (Rachel) Cameron, Christine Zingelewicz, Chelsea (Christopher) Pioli, and Thor Cameron. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna Ruth was a long-time member of Holy Family Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Anna Ruth's memory. The family will receive friends following the interment at the church hall.

Welch, Ben S.
Ben S. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1986 - Ben S. Welch departed this life on Feb. 16, 1986, at the Belmont Lodge. He retired from the CF&I Pipe Shop in 1972. Veteran of WW II. Funeral services at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Welch, Bridget Kate
Bridget Kate Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 - The funeral of Bridget Kate Welch took place Friday morning at 8:30 from the George F. McCarthy Funeral home and from Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Thomas J. Wolohan celebrated requiem high mass. Pallbearers were Messers. Joe Curran, John Moylan, J. Davis, C. L. Ducy, Kevin Carroll and Archie McDonnell. Interment in the ___________. [Note: Last line in funeral notice could not be made out. However, Bridget Kate Welch, 61, is found at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, location 28 400 3, buried September 24, 1926.]

Welch, Bryan Dean
Bryan Dean Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2003 - Bryan Dean Welch, left our world January 19, 2003, the result of an auto accident. Born May 25, 1972. He leaves behind his children who were the light of his life, Wife, Valerie, Mother, Brenda (Morris) Shepard, Father, Jarold (Terry) Welch Jr., Brother, Tim Welch, other relatives and special friend, Misty. Memorial Service to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 220 West 10th in Pueblo, 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 23.2003, Rev. Pat Hurley officiating.

Welch, Charles J.
Charles J. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - Charles J. Welch, 71, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sept. 28, 1999, at IHS Nursing Home. Survived by his mother, Lillian Esther (Schreiber) Welch; sister, Willa Dee (Bert) Van Zandt; aunts, Velma Chapman and Yvonne (Robert) Chapman; uncle, Orville Schreiber; niece, Vicki Lynn (Duncan) Rowley; nephews, Scott L. (Donna) Berry and W. Randy Berry; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, William Henry Welch. He was born July 2, 1928, in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He graduated from the Denver Airview School of Drafting and was employed at Pueblo Army Depot for 29 years retiring in 1988. His great passion was building hot rods. He was a longtime member of Pueblo Divine Science Church. Special thanks to the prayer group of Divine Science and for the prayers of friends and neighbors. A special thank you to longtime neighbors Mary Lou and Bill Coughlin for their support and compassion. Cremation and no services at his request. Private family memorial will be held at Imperial. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may contribute to Divine Science Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Welch, Elsa Alyne
Elsa Alyne Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1987 - Elsa Alyne Welch, late of Pueblo, died July 27, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Emma Louise Burkhardt, Park Forest, Ill.; and Raymond H. Welch, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, J. Alfred Welch, and sister-in-law, Grace Keener, both of Pueblo. Member of OES and a past worthy matron, Rebeka Lodge No. 2, Business and Professional Women's Club and a past president, First Presbyterian Church, one of the first volunteers at Rosemount Museum and a volunteer at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1907, in Omaha, Ill. Pueblo resident since 1947. Mrs. Welch retired as a stock supervisor from the PAD and also from Parkview Episcopal Hospital, where she was an LPN. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Eugene Welch, March 6, 1974, and a son, William H. Welch. Concluding services will be at Omaha, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004. Visitation from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today.

Welch, Frances E. L.
Mrs. Frances E. L. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1980 - Mrs. Frances Lukenbill Welch, late of 118 E. Orman, passed away Aug. 8, 1980. Survived by her step-children, Mrs. Bernice Fox. Carlsbad, N. M., and Vincent Welch, Champagne, Ill.; several grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Betty Nelson and Mrs. Irene J. Willour, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Madeline Mobley of Oregon; sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Lukenbill, Pueblo, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Oscar Leonard Welch in 1974. Born in Denver on March 11, 1900, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Episcopal Church in Champagne, Ill. and Pueblo Chapter No 7, O.E.S. Eastern Star. Service 2:30 p.m. Monday, Rouch Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Welch, Frank A. Sr.
Frank A. Welch Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Frank A. Welch Sr., 64, Starkville, died Dec. 22, 1987, in Colorado Springs. He was born Jan, 25, 1823, in Starkville, to Sam and Nellie Veltri Welch. He taught school and was Principal for School District No. 1 for many years. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec., 26, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, with Father Tom Talentino as celebrant. Interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family residence in Starkville.

Welch, Ila Mae
Ila Mae Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - Ila Mae Welch, 76, passed away July 17, 2003. Survived by her husband, Dale D. Welch; children, Larry, Bert and Melinda. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Welch, Lillian Esther
Lillian Esther Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2004 - Lillian Esther Welch, 100, passed away peacefully at her home May 13, 2004. Born Sept. 11, 1903, in Ransom, Kan., to pioneer parents, Charles and Mary (Lynn) Schreiber. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 42 years, William Henry Welch; son, Charles Welch, 1999; siblings, Thelma Morgan, 1980, Orville Schreiber, 2002. Survived by daughter, Willa Dee Van Zandt; grandchildren, W. Randy Berry, Delta, Vicki L. (Duncan) Rowley, Grand Junction, Scott Berry, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Ashley and David Rowley, Austin Greenwood of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Yvonne (Robert) Chapman and Velma Chapman, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her family treasured her bright mind, wisdom, generous nature, inner strength and faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and always enjoyed preparing family dinners. As a longtime member of Divine Science Church, she completed many classes incorporating the teachings as a basis for daily living. Past president of Fairview Elementary PTA, Queen of the Dames of Malta, member of Social Philanthropic, Rebeka Assembly of CO, VFW Auxiliary World War I, several bridge clubs, two home demonstration clubs, active in the Republican Party and served as an election precinct judge for many years. Her greatest blessing has been the opportunity to remain in her own home with dedicated and loving caregivers through the generosity of her deceased son and brother. The family would like to extend loving gratitude to Esther's caregiver Debora, who adopted Esther as her second mom and became like a second daughter to Esther; also to Jennie, Elizabeth, Ruby, Loural; as well as her former caregivers; and to her special loving friends, Peggy Russell, Chad Madrid, Joyce Raynor; and niece, Ruth Farris; also appreciation to Drs. T. Smith, T. Comstock, and staff and volunteers of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made in memory of Esther to the Divine Science Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Welch, Margaret O'Toole
Margaret O'Toole Welch - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 16, 2009 - Margaret O'Toole Welch, 92, passed away June 12, 2009 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John Welch; her parents, and her sister, Mildred Vidmar. She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Welch, Jayne Busch and Connie Nelson; sister, Helen Chaffee; and other relatives. Margaret was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese, and a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital Cherry Blossom Gift Shop. She loved to play bridge. Memorial contributions to Pueblo Nature Center or the Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 16 from 4-6 with rosary reading at 5 p.m., then viewing will continue until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Welch, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Welch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2001 - Thomas A. Welch, age 89, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 22 at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Survived by his wife, Sarah, of the family home; daughter, Karen (Bill) Hancock of Rocky Ford; son, Randy (Debbie) Bitter of Fowler. Funeral services, Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Frank Kaemingk officiating. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Weldon, Robert Arthur Sr.
Robert Arthur Weldon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2003 - Robert Arthur Weldon Sr., loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, moved onto a more peaceful journey Feb. 9, 2003. He was born in Pueblo on April 18, 1936, to Roy and Wanda Weldon. After completing the eighth grade, he began working at the age of 13 at Pueblo Country Club. His love of golf evolved and lasted a lifetime. He honed his golfing skills --- unbeknownst to his friends and children, he possessed the talents to become a professional. Robert, though, was committed to providing for his family so he continued working at the country club for 18 years. Robert moved on to become one of the top sales representatives at Barteldes (L.L. Johnson Distributing Co). For over 20 years he traveled many miles through Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado representing Toro. He built his own business of golf course irrigation consulting with the help of his wife and sons. Robert was a lover of golf, cowboy polo, professional wrestling and all kinds of foods. As a ball cap collector he owns over 400 caps. He was known as "UB," "Cowboy Bob" and "Baldy" and had a knack for making people laugh and getting them to pay attention. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol; five children, Robin (Rocky) Palmer, Roz (Jeff) White, Robert (JoAnn) Weldon, Rodney (Dana) Cascio-Weldon, all of Pueblo, and Rhondelle (Mark) Blankenship, Reno, Nev. He will be missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, please make donations in Robert's name. Please share your thoughts and condolences at

Weldon, Wanda Alberta
Wanda Alberta Weldon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Wanda Alberta Weldon, 84, passed away at her home Feb. 20, due to heart complications. Wanda was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Pueblo, and lived here until 1987, she than moved to Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by six children, Robert (Carol) Weldon, Audra Cervanyk, Jack (Sharon) Weldon, all of Pueblo, Jim (Janet) Weldon, Denver, Nancy (Allan) Tillery of Yeager, Okla., and Guy (Edith) Weldon, Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by more than 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Throughout her life, Wanda supported and worked for many youth organizations and charity groups. She regularly volunteered for Easter Seals and St. Jude's Children charities to name a few. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, 3 p.m., Rose Chapel. The family will greet friends following the service in the chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 381038-1942.

Wellens, Grace N.
Grace N. Wellens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1987 - Grace N. Wellens of Colorado Springs, June 24, 1987. Born in Chicago, Ill., July 10, 1903. Wife of Dr. Melchior Wellens, who passed away in 1973. Mother of Bruce M. (Patty) Wellens, Colorado Springs, and Dr. Warren J. (Anne) Wellens, Spokane, Wash.; mother-in-law of Luke Egan, San Diego, Calif. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her daughter, Jeanine Egan, who passed away in 1975. Mrs. Wellens was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Pauline Chapel, St. Paul Church. Interment, El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish are requested to send memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Association in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Wellesley, Bret Charles Clyde
Bret Charles Clyde Wellesley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1987 - Bret Charles Clyde Wellesley , 3 months, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 1987, in Aurora, Colo. Bret is survived by his parents, Bret and Mary Ann Wellesley of Aurora; grandparents, Charles and Bette Mantelli of Pueblo; Patricia Wellesley of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Dena Mantelli; Gary Mantelli; Devona Mantelli; John (Sharon) Mantelli; James (Denise) Mantelli, all of Pueblo; Roger Wellesley; Robert Wellesley; Dana (Sue) Wellesley; Bill (Mary) Wellesley; Pat (Rose) Wellesley; Karen Wellesley; Don (Kelly) Wellesley. He is also survived by numerous relatives of Denver, Pueblo and California and Trinidad. Bret was born on Jan. 23, 1987, in Denver. Visitation from noon until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, 1987, at Christ the King Church with the Father Nathaniel Foshage officiating. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers and food. Donations may be made to Bret and Mary at 1827 Yakima.

Wellington, Margaret
Margaret Wellington - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Margaret Wellington, age 29 years died at a local hospital July 22. Body at United Davis-Vories.

Wells, Charles
Charles Wells – Pueblo Chieftain – January 26, 1933 – In Memoriam – In memory of our dear father and husband, Charles Wells, who passed away one year ago today, Jan. 26 (1932). You're not forgotten father dear, Nor ever shall you be. As long as life and memory last, We shall remember thee. Mrs. Charles Wells and family.

Wells, Charles O.
Charles O. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2005 - Charles O. Wells, 78, passed away June 13, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verner Osmond and Birthena Alice Wells. He is survived by his wife, Pat Wells; children, Charles Wells Jr., of Parker, Colo., David (Theresa) Wells, Loveland Colo., Sue (John) Ehlers, Tempe, Ariz.; grandchildren, Allie, Gabrielle, Joshua and Zachary; sister, Fern Hankla, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, John (Dorothy) Wells, Alamo, Calif.; and sister, Ruth Waldrop, Knoxville, Tenn. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Charles was born in Campo, Colo., and graduated from high school in Springfield, Colo., in 1945, and attended Colorado State University for one year. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1952, and worked in the oil fields in Texas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado. He and his wife, Pat, owned and operated the Park Lane Motel in Canon City, Colo., for 28 years, from 1965 to 1993. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Charles, through the funeral home.

Wells, Dora A.
Dora A. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1987 - Dora A. Wells, born June 16, 1903, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 16, 1987, in Pueblo. Mother of Betty Rhodes, Lester C. (Dorothy) Rhodes. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Wells, Dorothy
Dorothy (Mayhugh) Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2001 - Dorothy (Mayhugh) Wells passed away April 16, 2001, in Pueblo. Dorothy was born in Lake County, Colo. on April 8, 1914, to Charles and Theresa Mandl O'Brien and had lived in Pueblo since 1934. Dorothy retired from the U.S. Postal Service after many years as a rural mail carrier on the St. Charles Mesa. She was a member of the Vineland United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Club. Dorothy was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star and the Historical Society, she supported and enjoyed the Chorale Singers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alexander West Mayhugh and Dale W. Wells. Dorothy is survived by her children, Coralee (Hugh) Dunbar, Virginia (Gene) Rice, Maryleen (Steve) Golden, Shirley (Tom) Alvis, Dale Warner Wells; a sister, Mazie Gabarde; her grandchildren, Pam (Richard) Smart, Bryan Dunbar, Derek Dunbar, Gary (Paula) Rice, Julie Rice, Christopher Wells, Bryan Alvis, Derek Alvis, Gina Golden, Nickolas Golden and Alex Golden; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Wells, Emma B.
Emma B. Wells – Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1907 – Died, Saturday, December 21, 1907, at the residence, 1336 Pine Street, Emma B. Wells, age 2 years. The funeral will be held from the United Brethren church, Pine Street and west Northern Avenue this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Wells, Fern M.
Fern M. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2004 - Fern M. Wells, 91, passed away on Jan. 19, 2004. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald Balint of Cassel, Calif., and Jerry Balint of Jackson, Wyo.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and her two sisters, Leta Eiben and Gertrude Colvin, both of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Accolade Living Center, 2430 Oakshire Lane.

Wells, George M.
George M. Wells – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 11, 1874 – Mr. George W. Wells, late assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Denver, died suddenly on Thursday evening of Congestion of the lungs.

Wells, Helen Deloris
Helen Deloris Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Helen Deloris Wells, Pueblo resident since 1982, passed away unexpectedly May 26, 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Lenora (Marvin) Nezvensky, Pueblo; and a son, Eugenne (Peggy) Langmacher of Commerce City. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Alliance, Neb. The interment will be in the Alliance Cemetery.

Wells, Lankford Sr.
Lankford Wells Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1986 - Elder Lankford Wells Sr. of Denver and formerly of Pueblo passed away Aug. 8, 1986, at the Hospice of St. John, Lakewood. He was born Oct. 1, 1905, in Webber Falls, Okla., to Dock and Aileen Wells and was the eldest of eight children. He married Lillie O. Mitchell on Aug. 15, 1940. Elder Wells served as the State Youth Hospitality President of the Churches of God in Christ. In 1967, he served as pastor of the Evangelist Church of God in Christ in Pueblo. He also was appointed state president of the Young People's Willing Workers. Survived by his wife; two sons, Lankford Jr. and Robert Harold Wells, both of Denver; two daughters, Marguerite London of Denver and Janice Edmonds, Detroit, Mich.; 11 grandchildren and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, All Nations Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, Jamaica, and Montview, Aurora. Interment, Hampden Memorial Gardens.

Wells, Leonard W.
Leonard W. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2002 - Leonard W. Wells, 85, passed away Nov. 29, 2002. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, June 21, 2002. He is survived by his son, Gary L. (Sue Anna) of Ruidoso, N.M.; and grandsons, Lance and Brett Wells, both of Denver. Mr. Wells retired as a Pueblo bus driver and later retired from the Wells Real Estate Agency in 1984. Mr. Wells was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served 31 months in the Pacific Theater. Visitation, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Central Christian Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church.

Wells, Lisa Renee
Lisa Renee Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Age 27, departed this life Jan. 29, 2002. Born Jan. 25, 1975, in Upland, Calif., she moved to Pueblo eight years ago. Preceded in death by grandparents, John and Hope Reed. Survived by husband, Hugh S. Wells Jr.; three brothers, Steven Evans and Jeffery and Matthew Nechvil; parents, Harold and Cheryl (Reed) Evans, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Joyce Wells; father-in-law, Hugh S. (Sherry) Wells Sr.; sister-in-law, Adrienne Gerrald Mohammad; brother-in-law, Kevin Wells; stepson, Verlon Smith; and other relatives and friends, including Jeannie Patterson. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. Kenneth Washington officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1019 Elm St.

Wells, Mabel Marie
Mabel Marie Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - Mabel Marie Wells, 84, passed away June 21, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by family and loved ones. She is preceded by her parents, Charles and Hattie Larson, and brother, Fred. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Leonard W. Wells; and only son, Gary L. Wells; and his wife, Sue Anna, of Ruidoso, N.M.; as well as their two children, Lance of New York City, and Brett of Denver, Colo.; and sister, Ethel Browser of Pueblo. Mabel was born in Rye, Colo., on a small farm in the mountains. She spent her childhood chasing cattle and finding arrowheads. She started skiing before skiing was popular, and was known to herd the family's cattle while on skis. She moved to Pueblo in search of a better education, where she met her husband-to-be. They married in August, 1941, and settled into a life here in Pueblo. She began a career at the U.S. Post Office and later became a real estate broker, and worked until her retirement. She and Leonard enjoyed traveling. They visited their son at his home in Hawaii, took cruises to Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean. Mabel kept busy at home by being active with the Columbine Club as the treasurer and attended many dinner dates with friends. She was a world-class grandma, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved to garden. She will be sadly missed by all of those who love her. Visitation will be held noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Central Christian Church, Pastor David Chambers officiating, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any donation to Central Christian Church.

Wells, Mamie M.
Mrs. Mamie M. Wells – Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1962 - Mrs. Mamie M. Wells, late of 605 Acero, and a Pueblo resident for 69 years, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 16 following an illness of several months. Member of Temple Baptist Church. Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. Swartz, July 13, 1957. Survived by four children. Mrs. Gladys (Sammy) Bell and Harold Lane, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Ruth Dicino of the family residence, and Mrs. Thelma McBride, Pasadena, Tex. One sister, Mrs. W. H. Baker, Colorado Springs, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren also survive. Announcements later. Family may be contacted at 605 Acero. Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1962 -Services, Our Chapel, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Claude Young, pastor, Temple Baptist Church, officiating. Interment Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 605 Acero.

Wells, Mark, Sr.
Mark Wells, Sr. - Huerfano Journal - October 02, 2008 - Mark V. Wells, Sr., 90 - Mark Wells of Walsenburg passed away in La Veta on Sept. 25, 2008. He was born on May 15, 1918. Mark was born in Rouse, Colorado to parents Mary Ellen Weston (Johnny Weston) and William Wells. He was raised east of Walsenburg on a ranch in Turkey Creek. He attended the Turkey Creek School until 8th grade and then went to work for Harry Capps. While working for Harry he lived in a cow camp south of Walsenburg breaking horses, working cattle drives and round ups with his dear friend Harry Willis. When he left there he worked for the Hatchett Cattle Company breaking horses and playing cowboy. Mark spent four years after that in the United States Army in Alaska and Germany serving in WWII. He married Ofelia Ward of La Veta and they made their home on the Wells Ranch east of Walsenburg. While raising cattle on the ranch he also drove school bus for 30 years for Huerfano Re-1 school district. He was an avid wood carver and started carving at the age of six or seven years old. He also loved to paint with his oil paints on canvas. He has won numerous awards and has been featured in many magazines for his wood carving accomplishments. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, brother Clifford and his loving wife Ofelia Wells. Mark is survived by his children Merle Wells and wife Tonya of La Veta, Mary Norby and husband Ken of Walsenburg, Toni Blomenkamp and her husband Mike of Broadwater, NE and Mark Hearten. He is also survived by his grandchildren Alex, Zachary, Allan, Dustin, Camlin, Calveigh, Steven, Garrett (G-Man), Stephanie, Tonya, Trey and Trevor. Mark is also survived by very special friends Nancy Garcia and Henry Estrada and Nancy's children Jesse and Joshua who were also grandchildren to him. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Thurs. Oct. 2, 2008 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home located at 115 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg with graveside services at the Wells ranch. A reception will follow at the Eagles Hall on Main Street, immediately following the graveside services. Viewing Wed. Oct. 1, 2008 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Mark will be missed, dearly, by his friends and family.

Wells, Stephanie
Stephanie Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2005 - Stephanie Wells, 84, born April 29, 1921, passed away Dec. 20, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank. Survived by her sister, Rose Volk; brother, William Zele, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Welsby, Erven O.
Erven O. Welsby - Rocky Mountain News - February 19, 1994 - Erven O. "Bud" Welsby, 68, of Arvada died Jan. 31 at home. Services were Feb. 3 at Arvada Elks. The body was cremated. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Welsby was born July 31, 1925, in Walsenburg. He married Helen Worley June 1, 1986, in Reno, Nev. He was a former owner and operator of a barbershop and a retired postal worker. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Albert, Mark and Chris, all of Arvada; one stepdaughter, Judy Barton of Boulder; one stepson, Steve Donegan of Fort Hood, Texas; one brother, William; one sister, Helen Yingling, both of Colorado Springs; and two grandchildren.

Welsby, George
George Welsby - Huerfano World - November 22, 1990 - George Welsby, 85, of La Veta, died Friday, Nov. 16, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center where he had been a patient. Born Oct. 13, 1905, in Aguilar to William and Annie Brown Welsby, he was raised in the Huerfano County area. Mr. Welsby married the former Lena Baione in June of 1930. They celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in June. Mr. Welsby managed a cheese factory in La Veta, worked at the La Veta Sawmill and did various jobs with the Colorado State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Lena, of the family home; two sons, John E. Welsby, Pueblo and George R. Welsby, Boulder; a sister, Delia Rutherford Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Monday in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Welsby, Lena Katherine
Lena Katherine Baione Welsby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1998 - Lena Katherine Baione Welsby, 94, of La Veta, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998. Survived by two sons, John (Louise) Welsby, Pueblo, and George (Margaret) Welsby, Boulder- a brother, Kelly Baione, Arizona- grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Stephanie, Scott, Lisa and Steven Welsby- a great-granddaughter, Christina Welsby- and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the La Veta Cemetery with Pastor Jack Brown officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - February 5, 1998 - Lena Katherine Baione Welsby, 94, of La Veta died Jan. 28, 1998 in the Life Care Center in Pueblo. Born Dec. 24, 1903 in Maitland to Ettore and Delfina Vercellino Baione, she married George Welsby in 1930 and was a member of First Baptist Church in La Veta. Survivors include two sons, John Welsby, Pueblo and George Welsby, Boulder; a brother, Kelly Baione, Arizona; five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Graveside service was in the La Veta Cemetery.

Welsby, Matthew
Matthew Welsby - Huerfano World - October 3, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1923: Matthew Welsby, 53, died of typhoid fever this morning.

Welsby, William
William Welsby - World Independent – May 15, 1938 - Funeral Tuesday For Wm. Welsby Who Died Sunday - Funeral services for William Welsby will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Unfug-Peet chapel. Mr. Welsby passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Miss Millie Welsby, 115 East 9th St., at the age of 73. He was born in Bethlehem, Penn., and came to Walsenburg at the age of 18. He had spent his life in Huerfano County, working in coal mines and later as a grocery clerk. Besides Miss Millie Welsby, he is survived by four other daughters: Mrs. Nick Melonas of La Veta, Mrs. S.A. Fitspatrick, Los Angeles, Mrs. Grace Potter, Denver, and Mrs. George Rutherford of Albuquerque. He is also survived by five sons: Albert, George and William of Walsenburg, Vincent of Albuquerque, and Milton of La Veta. One brother, John of Walsenburg and two sisters are left to mourn his death. The Rev. J.M. Perry will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.

Welsch, John J.
John J. Welsch - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2001 - John J. Welsch, age 103, passed away Oct. 9, 2001. Preceded in death by his first wife, Verda Wheeler Welsch in 1971; second wife, Harriett Douglass Welsch in 1980; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by sister-in-law, Flossie Welsch; stepchildren, Raymond (Donna) Wheeler, Charlotte (Bill) Carara and Joe (Jeanie) Douglass, as well as several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. John lived in Pueblo until 1953 at which time he moved to Alamosa. He returned to Pueblo in 1972. John was well known in both communities as a roofing contractor. He served in the armed services for three years during World War II. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Monday, Alamosa Municipal Cemetery.

Welsh, Marie A.
Marie A. Welsh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Marie A. Welsh, Denver, died Dec. 1, 1987. Mother of Ruth Van Horn, Denver, and Betty M. Gordon, Pueblo. Survived also by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Denver. Family suggests contributions to the Wilderness on Wheels Foundation, 1136 S. Taos Way, Denver, Colo. 80223.

Welsh, Richard J.
Richard J. Welsh - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1998 - Richard J. Welsh, 84, of Pueblo, died Oct. 23, 1998. Predeceased by his wife, Emma E., in 1969- and a son, William- and a brother, Bill. Survived by children, Charles (Sharon) Welsh of Seattle, Wash., Robert Welsh of Arvada, Ronald (Dianne) Welsh of Tulsa, Okla., Joyce Toohey and Bettye (Dusty) Boley, both of San Diego, Calif. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren- a sister, Pauline (Reed) Elarton of Canon City- and a brother, Frank (Wanda) Welsh of Houston, Texas. Lived in eastern Colorado, Westcliffe and moved to Pueblo in 1951, where he worked as a crane operator at CF&I, retiring in 1976. He was an avid fisherman. Viewing, 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Funeral service, noon Tuesday, Oct. 27, Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo.

Welte, Frances Ruth
Frances Ruth McKale Welte - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2004 - Frances Ruth McKale Welte departed this life Feb. 2, 2004. Predeceased by her parents, Teresa and George McKale; husband, Ralph J. Welte; daughter, Theresa Ruth Welte; and brothers, Clyde and Robert McKale. Survived by her children, Joseph (Linda) Welte, Anne (Ed) Henne and Thomas (Nanci) Welte; grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Welte, Matt (Maggie) Welte, John (Emily) Welte, Paul (Jennifer Doran) Welte, Julie Welte, Jimmy Welte and Lauren (Tim) Davis Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Claire and Ella Davis. Also survived by her brothers, Thomas (Peggy) McKale and Vernon (Victoria) McKale; sisters-in-law, Jane McKale and Evelyn (John) Ranous; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was born in Morris, Okla., on Jan. 29, 1916, and grew up in Garnett, Kan. She graduated from Emporia State Teachers College and taught school for three years in Hayden, Colo. She moved to Denver, attending graduate school at CU and DU. Frances did social work and adoptions for the Catholic Social Services, (now Catholic Charities). She moved to Pueblo to become the director of Catholic Social Services. In 1948, she married Ralph J. Welte. She was active in Lambda Alpha Lambda, St. Anne's Circle, St. Pius X Altar Society, St. Pius X Home and School Society, Greenbacks, Kiwanis Bridge, and Roncalli/Seton Home and School and the Marianist Affiliates, Pueblo Historical Society, Pueblo Knife and Fork Club and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary No. 557. Frances established a brick museum at Summit Brick and Tile Co. and was active in the International Brick Collector's Association. She was an accomplished bridge player and loved playing bridge with her many friends. Frances and her husband, Ralph, were active in supporting education through their involvement with Pueblo Community College, CSU-Pueblo, College of Santa Fe, University of Notre Dame, St. John Neumann Catholic School and the Marianist Affiliates. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; both services at St. Pius X Church. Family will greet friends at church after the rosary and immediately after the Mass. Interment, 2 p.m. Saturday, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to St. Pius X Renovation Fund, St. John Neumann Catholic School or to the charity of your choice in care of the funeral home office.

Welty, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Welty - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 26, 1930 - Stephen A. Welty Killed in Pueblo - Former Springs Electrician Whirled to Death in Crane at Plant - Stephen A. Welty, 42 of Pueblo, for 19 years a resident of Colorado Springs, died shortly before midnight Saturday night in a Pueblo hospital from injuries received Saturday afternoon while he was at work in the plant of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. A safety belt which he was wearing when injured caught in the shaft of a moving crane, causing him to be violently whirled and crushed. Fellow workmen halted the crane as quickly as possible, but Welty was so greatly mangled that little hope was held out for his recovery. When residing in Colorado Springs he was employed for nine years by the city light department. He was an electrician. Surviving him are his wife and six children. Two sons, Miles and Roy Welty, live in Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in the Davis chapel, Pueblo, and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery here at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Wendland, Wilma Ruth
Wilma Ruth (Owens) Wendland – Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 2009 – Wilma Ruth (Owens) Wendland , 77, of Pueblo Colo., died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 8, 1932, in Ozark, Ark., to the late James and Mary Frances (O'Brien) Owens. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Raymond, Thomas, and Herbert Owens. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur E. Wendland of the home; daughters, Rosemary (Richard) Biancardi of Calabash, N.C., Jennifer (Matthew) Foreman; and her beloved grandson, Lucas Foreman, who was "her boy," all of Pueblo West, Colo. Also survived by sisters, Rosemary (Norman) Chapman of Fort Smith, Ark., and Margaret Datesman of Rogers, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Pauline Owens of Ozark, Delores (Arlie) Archer of McDonald, Kan., and Phyllis Belau of Imperial, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews. Wilma graduated from Ozark High School in 1950, and the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville. She taught school in Arkansas, Washington State, and Pueblo County, Colo. She also worked for Child Welfare, Department of Social Services in Pueblo, Colo. She enjoyed reading, going to the library, working puzzles, traveling and going to Cripple Creek. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center for their care and support. Cremation was under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004. There will be no services. Interment at Imperial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.

Wenka, Joseph
Joseph Wenka - Brandon Bell - August 7, 1914 - Train Kills Roundhouse Helper - Pueblo - Joseph Wenka, 17, a helper employed at the Missouri Pacific roundhouse here, was killed while riding on a train in the yards. Wenka was clinging to the ladder on the side of a car when he either lost his hold or was knocked off by coming in contact with the scale house. He fell under the wheels.

Wennerberg, Billy A.
Billy A. Wennerberg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2000 - Billy A. Wennerberg, 59, passed away June 13, 2000. Survived by his wife, Susan K. Wennerberg of the family home; children, Tammy Hall, Wade Wennerberg, both of Nevada, and Jenny Thomason of Pueblo; grandchildren, Timothy Hall, Brian Thomason and Jamie Thomason. Born Sept. 26,1940, to Arthur E. and Ruby M. (nee Bowman) Wennerberg in Oxnard, Calif. Billy was a painting contractor and a member of Painting and Decorating of America. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Wennerlund, Irving F.
Irving F. Wennerlund - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 1987 - Irving F. Wennerlund, passed away Oct. 31, 1987, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver. He was born Jan. 4, 1912, in Duluth, Minn., and is survived by his loving wife, Millie E. Wennerlund, and his loving dog, Rocky. Survivors are David (Linnie) Wennerlund, Judy (David) Williamson. Stepchildren James (Susan) Askey Jr., Kathy (Mel) Nix, Judy Struck, and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Father Robert Schelling of the Ascension Episcopal Church officiating. The entombment will be in the Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, through the funeral home office. Reception will be held at Imperial's reception hall following the entombment.

Wentenhall, Gladys
Gladys Wentenhall - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 14, 1918 - Mrs. Hans Aspaas received word from Wm. Wentenhall, of Pueblo, that their daughter, Gladys, twelve years old, died June 5 of diphtheria. The Wentenhalls are former residents of Ignacio, and at one time conducted the Commercial Hotel. Mr. Wentenhall was also an employ at the Agency. Their many friends in Ignacio regret to learn of their bereavement and extend to them their heartfelt sympathy. (See also Wetenhall)

Wentworth, Harry L.
Harry L. Wentworth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1999 - Harry L. Wentworth, 86, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999. He was born May 18, 1913, in Bentonville, Ark., to Harry and Lennie (Cox) Wentworth. He married Arloine Williams on July 25, 1938, in Alva, Okla. He is survived by his wife, of the Swink home; daughters, Carol (Jim) Harris of Swink, Charlene (Pat) Richardson and Janice Spain of Pueblo, Brenda (Randy) Igou of La Junta and JoAnn Blunkall of Paonia, Colo. He was preceded in death by a sister and two grandsons, Scott Igou and Ricky Spain. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta with Pat Richardson of the Pueblo Church of Christ officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home.

Wentworth, Jo Ann C.
Mrs. Jo Ann C. Mattarocci Wentworth - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Mrs. Jo Ann C. Mattarocci Wentworth, Denver resident past 23 years, late of 180 Grant Way, Denver, passed away Colorado General Hospital June 11, 1976. Born and reared on St. Charles Mesa, Mrs. Wentworth graduated from Pleasant View High School. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank Mattarocci, February 1972, and Mrs. Hope Latronica Mattarocci, May 1975. Member, Holy Cross Parish. Survivors include her husband, Clarence W. Wentworth; three children, Mrs. Michelle J. Reser, Michael C. Wentworth and Greg F. Wentworth, all of the family home; three brothers, Gene M. Mattarocci, Pueblo, Frank M. Mattarocci Jr., San Diego, Calif., and Ray Mattarocci, Pueblo, and the following aunts and uncles: Miss Toni Latronica, Vito Latronica, Mrs. Julie Gochie, Rocky Latronica, Peter Latronica, and Mrs. Helen Piastro, all of Pueblo. Two grandchildren, Kristi Reser and Reno Reser, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Highland Memorial Gardens Chapel, 300 E. 104th, Northglenn, Colo. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Holy Cross Church, Thornton, Colo. Interment, Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Wenzel, Harry L.
Harry L. Wenzel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1999 - Harry L. Wenzel passed away March 4, 1999, in Pueblo. Harry was born June 16, 1918, in Grady County, Okla., and had lived in Pueblo since 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II and a lifetime member of Local 416, California's Structural Ironworkers Union. Harry's career was reinforcing rebar for California's infrastructure of highways, bridges, institutions and skyscrapers as a general superintendent at Soule Steel Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Amelia Wenzel- his loving wife, Mildred- son, H.D.- and two brothers. Among his survivors are his son, Harry (Terri) Wenzel of Pueblo- daughter, Beverly Groom White of California- grandchildren, Ashley Wenzel of Pueblo, Jeff (Sylvia) Groom of California, Michael Groom of California- great-grandson, Jared Groom of California- as well as many good friends including, Bob and Marie, Dave and Chrissy- his hobby pal, Rex- and fishing buddy, Del. There will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Block 59 of the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that donations in memory of Harry be made to ACOVA through the mortuary.

Wenzel, Mildred R.
Mildred R. Wenzel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1986 - Mildred R. Wenzel, late of 24936 E. Hanley Road, died Sept. 10, 1986. She is survived by her husband, Harry L Wenzel, and son, Harry A. (Terese E.) Wenzel of Pueblo. A granddaughter, Ashley Wenzel, and her mother, Olga Bradley of Pueblo, also survive. Private graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, with Pastor Daniel C. Lyons of Grace Community Bible Church officiating. Family will receive friends at 24936 E. Hanley Road.

Wenzl, Mary Helen
Mary Helen Wenzl - Arizona Republic - July 25, 2004 - Phoenix, AZ - Mary Helen Wenzl, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2004. She was born on December 27, 1912, in Trinidad, Colorado, and was preceded in death by her loving husband Philip, their son Gerald, brother Charles, and sister Geneva. She is survived by her son, Robert Wenzl and wife Sandra, daughters, Sheila Andrews, Phyllis McHatton and her husband John, Sister-in-Law Margaret Frakes, twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and wonderful friends. Mary Helen Fox married Philip Wenzl on August 7, 1931, in Valley Falls, Kansas. They raised their family in Clovis, New Mexico, Sweetwater, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon. She worked with Visiting Nurse Services until she retired. Mary Helen was a devout Catholic, actively involved in family, and community. She served as Vice President of the Resident Board of Directors of J. C. Lincoln Senior Apartments, where she resided the past four years. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by many. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m. and Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 28, at Joseph's Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th Street.

Werbich, Catherine
Catherine Werbich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2004 - Catherine Werbich entered into rest on Dec. 6, 2004 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Alphonse Werbich for 17 years; loving mother of Margaret (the late Chuck) Mueller and Mildred (Albert) Nogare; adored grandmother of Charles, Albert, John, Cathy, Leona, Robert & Tammy and the great grandmother of Brandon, Jessie, Rachel, Nickolas, Joey, Kenny, Steven, Alicia, Autumn, Alanna, Kyle and Tyler; sister of Michael (Josephine) Lisac. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Active in anything she did, “petal to the metal grandma”. The bingo and slot machine “Queen”. Friends may visit after 10am, Fri., Dec. 10, Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. San Francisco, where a Vigil Service will be offered at 11am. Committal private.

Werden, Clinton A.
Clinton A. Werden - Rocky Mountain News – June 11, 1911 - Clinton A. Werden died at Pueblo, Colo., June 10, notice later. Rocky Mountain News – June 12, 1911 – Funeral Notice - today at 2 p.m., from Martin's, services in charge of Denver Lodge of Elks, will meet at the lodge rooms, not later than 1:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain News – December 4, 1911, Page 2 - Elks Memorial News Article - is included along with 18 other members who died in 1911.

Werick, Santos B.
Santos B. Werick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1999 - Santos B. Werick, 72, died July 29, 1999, at his La Junta home. Vigil service,6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the La Junta Catholic Church, 202 Lincoln Ave., La Junta, Colo.,81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Werner, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Werner - La Veta Signature - May 30, 1991 - Mrs. Dorothy L. Werner, 90, of Colorado Springs, formerly of La Veta, died early Thursday morning, May 23, at Pikes Peak Manor Nursing Home where she had been in residence since March 1990. Mrs. Werner was born at Turbotville, PA on April 30, 1902 to Robert and Winifred Schooley Hamilton. The Hamilton family had lived in Nebraska, later coming to Hayden, CO and other communities in Routt County. Having married Adolph Werner, the couple lived in La Veta many years. Mrs. Werner went to Colorado Springs in 1989 to be near her son, Wendell Werner. Mrs. Werner had lived in Denver about nine years in the early 1950's and until 1963 when she returned to La Veta. She had been employed by Writer's Manor and other places during those nine years. Mrs. Werner is survived by two sons, Robert (Mabel) Werner, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Wendell (Jerrilyn) Werner, Colorado Springs, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Adolph; a daughter Josephine; a sister, Phyllis Moore; and two brothers, Owen and Carl Hamilton. Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ralph Hollenbeck officiating. Interment Wednesday at the Hayden Cemetery at Hayden, CO. Boies Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Werner, Regan V.
Regan V. Werner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2002 - Age 81, passed away April 4, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle Jane and Clarence Alfred Werner. Survived by his brother, Dr. Ronald C. (Judy) Werner of Sandwich, Mass.; sister, Joy Tente of Colorado Springs; niece, Christa Salaz of Pueblo ; nephews, Samuel (Marilyn) Wilgus Jr. and Brian A. (Debbie) Wilgus, both of Colorado Springs; and Ronald C. Werner of Norton, Mass.; and his special cousin, Lucille DeVries of Pueblo. He is also survived by special friends, Marge Werner of Norton, Mass., and Elizabeth (Ted) Snyder of Pueblo. Mr. Werner was a past member of Mensa. He held a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of North Dakota, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Werner was a professor at Rosary Hill College in Buffalo, N.Y., and at North Texas State in Beaumont, Texas. At his request, cremation with a memorial service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wernsman, Adam Robert
Adam Robert Wernsman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2005 - Adam Robert Wernsman born on Dec. 16, 1983 in Sterling, Colo. passed away Jan. 11, 2005 in Haxtun, Colo. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Haxtun High School Gymnasium with Father Dan Zimmerschied officiating. Adam graduated Haxtun high school and attended one year of school at the University of Wyoming. Adam is survived by his parents Paul and Kathryn Wernsman of Haxtun, sister Haley Edwards and brother Andrew of Haxtun. Grandparents Robert L. & Gertrude Freeman and Julius & Mildred Wernsman of Haxtun. Uncles & Aunts Eddie & Karen Carleo, Don & Theresa Freeman, Kris Taylor, Fred & Debbie Stricklin, Dave Wernsman, Charles & Gayle Wernsman, Steve Wernsman, Tom & Kay Wersman, Ben & Lisa Wernsman, Tony & Carol Wernsman, Ed & Bridgette Wernsman & Mark Wernsman. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Adam Wernsman Memorial Fund C/O Fleming Bank, P.O. Box 408, Fleming, CO 80728. Gerk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wersich, Wilburn William
Wilburn William Wersich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Wilburn William Wersich, 66, of Monument, formerly of Pueblo, May 15. Swan-Law, Colorado Springs.

Wertheimer, Sigmond
Sigmond “Jacob” Wertheimer – Steamboat Pilot – February 10, 1915 – Died At Insane Asylum – Sigmond, always known in Steamboat as “Jacob,” Wertheimer, sent to the asylum from this place about five years ago, died Monday at that institution. His wife lives in Washington state. As she was not able to come to Colorado at this time she wired her brother, Vint (?) Booco, who left this morning for Pueblo to superintend the burial. Mr. Wertheimer was a prospector and created considerable excitement here at one time by finding ore on the range east of town which ran into fabulous figures. He never was able to return to the place, although he and others searched for it diligently for months.

Wertin, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Wertin – The Lamar Daily News – June 30, 2004 - Services are pending for Mary Beth Wertin, 51, lifelong Lamar resident. Mrs. Wertin died June 27, 2004 near Walsenburg, Co. as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Nov. 1, 1952 in Lamar. Peacock Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wertz, Aurelia Juanita
Aurelia Juanita Wertz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2001 - Aurelia Juanita Wertz, 92, longtime Hasty-McClave area resident, died April 4, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Dunkard Brethren Church of McClave. Interment will follow in the McClave Cemetery. Family requests memorial to the Ark-Valley Hospice Organization.

Wertz, Richard J.
Richard J. Wertz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1998 - Richard J. Wertz, 80, of McClave passed away Oct. 8, 1998. Graveside funeral services, 4 p.m. today at the McClave Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Wesin, Joseph L.A.
Joseph L.A. "Jack" Wesin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Joseph L.A. "Jack" Wesin, born Oct. 27, 1893, passed away Dec. 8, 1987. Mr. Wesin was the owner and manager of Star Grocery for 55 years. He was the last survivor of the founders of the Associated Grocers of Colorado (A.G. Stores), which was founded in 1936. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of American Legion for 53 years and Last Squad Club Post 2. Mr. Wesin was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Selma M. Wesin, in 1983. Survivors include a nephew, Norman Wesin, West Salem, Ill.; four nieces, Martha (Dr. Ruff) Jones, Cut Bank, Mont., Ernestine (Ralph) Evans, Encino, Calif., Ruth (Robert) Finch, Hemet, Calif., and Judy Spice, Gainesville, Mo.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Earleen Cornell of Divine Science Church of Pueblo officiating. The family may be contacted at the home of Lillian Klamm, 811 W. 17th, where the Wesins made their home until their deaths.

Wesler, Leslie L.
Leslie L. Wesler – Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1956 – Leslie L. Wesler of 2211 Spruce, died Jan. 31.  Husband of Mrs. Marjorie I. Wesler.  Father of Gordon and Gary Wesler, Pueblo.  Brother of Harold Wesler, Pueblo.  Survived also by two grandchildren.  Services Friday 2 p.m.  Funeral Home Chapel.  Valhalla.

West, Apolonio
Apolonio West - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - Apolonio West, May 31, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Lucy Frances West. Father of Tommy Lee (Theresa) West, Floyd (Elsie) West and Madeline Duran, all of Colorado Springs; Cordie (Frank) Hernandez, Pueblo; Lloyd (Brenda) West, Lily (Elfido) Trujillo and Ernestine (Ivan) Griego, all of Walsenburg. Survived also by 31 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, will be conducted by Pastor Enoch Martinez. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

West, Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn West - Cañon City Daily Record - June 14, 2006 - Cheryl Lynn West 49, died June 4, 2006, in Cañon City. She was born March 10, 1957, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Vance and Charlene Brazile. She married Whitman West on January 7, 1983, in Trinidad. She was a member of the Divine Science Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by husband Whitman West; children Kelly West and Kathy (Kevin) Mitchell; mother Charlene Brazile; granddaughters Sydney and Gwen Mitchell; brothers Mike Brazile, William Brazile and Robert Brazile; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father Vance Brazile. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Divine Science Church at 115 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo with the Rev. Earlene Cornell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Pain Foundation through the funeral home office. Arrangements were handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

West, Edward
Edward West - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 10, 1913 - The will of Edward West, who died suddenly in Trinidad, was filed in County Court and the value of the estate is placed at $2,00,000 [sic].

West, Everett F.
Everett F. West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1988 - Everett F. West passed away at a local hospital, Sept. 5, 1988. Survived by his wife, Genevieve West; son, Robert (Rhonde) West, both of Pueblo; brother, Steve West; and numerous grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen E. West on Feb. 20, 1975, and son, Ronald G. West, on Nov. 22, 1977. He was born May 29, 1907, in Silver Cliff, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Pueblo Depot Activity. Member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved photography and fishing as his hobbies. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup, officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery in Monte Vista.

West, Frank
Frank West - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 15, 1918 - Posses are continuing the search of the country miles about Dihi in the hope of effecting the capture of Ricardo Lucero, the Mexican sheep herder, who stabbed to death Frank West, a prominent resident of Trinidad.

West, Frank P.
Frank P. West - Pueblo Chieftain - Nov. 16, 1959 - Frank P. West, late of 1325 Claremont, Nov. 15. Father of Everett F. West, Pueblo, and Stephen West, Burlington Wis. Grandfather of five; great-grandfather of one. Brother of the Misses Margaret and Harriet West, both of San Fernando, Calif., and George West, Guffey. An employe of the Southern Colorado Power Co. since coming to Pueblo 42 years ago until retiring in 1953. Member of the Northern Avenue Methodist church. His wife, Annetta West, died in 1958. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. To Roselawn. The body will lie in state Tuesday.

West, George F.
George West – Durango Democrat – December 31, 1901 – Mayor George West of Pueblo is Dead – Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 30 – Mayor George West died tonight, aged 48, after a long illness from a complication of diseases which brought on quick consumption. He leaves a family. He was serving his second term as mayor here, having been elected by the Democrats. Wray Rattler - January 04, 1902 - George F. West, mayor of Pueblo, died December 30th, after an illness of several weeks. Mayor West was born in Kentucky and came to Colorado in 1880, being forty-eight years of age at the time of his death.

West, Helen E.
Mrs. Helen E. West - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1975 - Mrs. Helen E. West of 2524 Seventh Ave., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Feb. 9. She was the wife of Everett F. West of the family home, and mother of Robert E. West, Pueblo, and Ronald G. West, West Chester, Pa. She was the sister of Miss Maryanne Eagle, Denver. She had three grandchildren. Mrs. West was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was active with the United Methodist Women. She had taught in both Pueblo School Districts, 60 and 70, and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1942. Funeral services will be held from the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday. She will then be taken to Monte Vista, Colo., for interment. By the family's request, the casket will be closed.

West, Inez L.
Inez L. West - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2001 - Inez L. West passed away May 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Inez was born Aug. 11, 1909, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Frank and Sibyl Keirsey and had been a Pueblo resident since 1990. She will be remembered for her sweet and gentle nature and her love for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James M. West; her son, Mark West; and her sister, Janette Willet. Her survivors include her daughter, Sibyl (Mike) Guagliardo; sisters, Bess Sinio and Laura Lewis; her four grandchildren, Terrie (Wes Schoby) Alcon, Mike (Nicci) Guagliardo, Jason Guagliardo and Anna Guagliardo; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2001, in the Imperial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 731 W. Pitkin following the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Center of Inner Peace Building Fund through the mortuary. The family expresses special thanks to Edith, Lori, Debbie and all the staff at Station 3 at the Life Care Center, the employees at Southside King Soopers and to her friends at the Park Central Apartments.

West, James A.
James A. West - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1997 - James A. West, 40, of 2203 E. Ninth, Pueblo, passed away Oct. 3, 1997. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

West, John E.
John E. West – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - John E. West passed away Sept. 4, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Columbus, Miss., to John E. and Ada Viola West, and had lived in Colorado since his childhood. John was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Pueblo and enjoyed studying God's word and serving Him. He enjoyed the whole Bible, primarily the New Testament, which he considered the Old Testament revealed. John was a 1933 graduate of Central High School and was employed at Rocky Mountain Bank Note for 43 years before retiring in 1979. He also operated West TV and Radio Repair in Pueblo for many years. John was a veteran having served two separate tours of duty in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Louis West. Mr. West is survived by his wife of 66 years, Zelma of the family home; his children, John M. (Nancy) West of Arvada, Marilyn (Jim) Fuller of Arizona, Sharon (Gary) Spinuzzi of Pueblo; grandchildren, Melissa (Monty) Eich, John William (Leandra) West, Julia West, Erika (Josh) Belk, Josh (Sanae) Pearson, Brad Spinuzzi and Sarah Spinuzzi; great grandchildren, Charolette and Juliette Eich, John Abel, Aurora West and Jayden Belk. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave. Interment will follow at Imperial Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

West, Juanita C.
Juanita C. West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1998 - Juanita C. West, 85, passed away Sept. 25, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Jackie (Keith) McKissick- sisters, Betty Blagg, and Lilly (Clifford) Hibpshman- grandchildren, Troy McKissick, Don (Kimbra) McKissick and Bryan McKissick- great-grandson, Nate McKissick, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, James L. West, on Jan. 4, 1974. Born July 28, 1913, in Ottawa, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from Mountain Bell as a telephone operator. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Bud Shockey officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Keith and Jackie McKissick immediately following the interment.

West, K. E. (Mrs.)
Mrs. K. E. West - Basalt Journal - September 17, 1904 - Mrs. West, wife of K. E. West, organizer for the Modern Woodmen of America, was found dead in her room in the Commercial hotel at Trinidad on the 11th inst., having died of heart failure. She came to Trinidad from Oklahoma City.

West, Keith
Keith West - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2005 - Keith West, 68, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Margaret West; children, Rodney (Diane) West, Russell (Shelli) West; grandchildren, Stephanie, Katelyn, Clayborne, Garrett, and Mackenzi West; brothers and sisters, Eleanor Perry, Irene (Lawrence) Kunau, Delbert (Gay) West, Paul (Vanita) West, Naomi Eastman, Esther (Chuck) Pittock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brothers, Leland and Dale; and baby sister, Mary Jane. Keith was a loving husband, dad, and papa who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He always was there whenever anyone needed anything. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, at Pueblo Christian Center with cremation to follow.

West, Lillian T.
Lillian T. West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1965 - Lillian T. West, late of 1822 East 14th, Aug. 14, 1965. Mother of Everett F. West, 2524 Seventh Ave., where the family may be contacted, and Stephen P. West, Burlington, Wis. Grandmother of five; great-grandmother of four. Sister of Mrs. Grace Goetzcke, La Mesa, Calif. Born May 4, 1884, in Westcliffe, Colo. Pueblo resident since 1953. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Sidney Jones, pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church, officiating. To Mountain View.

West, Lucy
Lucy West - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Lucy West, Walsenburg, July 18, 1987. Mother of Tommy Lee (Theresa) West, Floyd (Elsie) West and Madeline Duran, Colorado Springs; Lloyd (Brenda) West, Lily (Elfido) Trujillo and Ernestine (Ivan) Griego, Walsenburg; and Cordie (Frank) Hernandez, Pueblo. Sister of Jake (Flora) Garcia and Manuel (Millie) Garcia, Walsenburg; and Joe Garcia, Pueblo; 32 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Services: Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Brother Joe Trujillo officiating. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

West, Marcellus
Marcellus West – Durango Democrat – October 21, 1908 – Pueblo Citizen Suicides – Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 20 – Marcellus West, a wealthy citizen of this place, committed suicide today by hanging himself in his own barn. No reason is apparent for his deed. He was in excellent health, his affairs were in good shape, and he was apparently happy.

West, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann (Heaston) West – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Margaret Ann (Heaston) West, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday morning, Oct. 12, 2006. She is survived by her children, Rodney (Diane) West, Pueblo, and Russell (Shelli) West, Livermore, Calif.; grandchildren, Stephanie West, Katelyn West, Clayborne West, Garrett West and Mackenzi West; siblings, Everett (Betty Jo) Heaston, Harold (Beverly) Heaston, William "Bill" (Velda) Heaston and Juanita (Dean) Butler; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Keith West; and her parents, Truman and Irene (Tripp) Heaston. Margaret was born May 30, 1936, in Ramah, Colo. She and Keith ran a dairy in Olney Springs, Colo., for many years. Margaret and Keith moved to Pueblo in 1988 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Margaret was a member of Pueblo Christian Center where she enjoyed all of her friends. Margaret enjoyed crocheting and making baby blankets for all her grandkids, nieces and nephews, and friends' children. She loved watching her grandkids play sports and other activities, and was their biggest cheerleader. Her bright smile will stay with all of us forever. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO.

West, Robert L.
Robert L. West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2001 - Robert L. West, 75, went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo., after a lengthy illness. Born May 23, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo., to Merrill and Margaret West, who preceded him, along with a brother, William West; grandsons, Craig Hill and Taylor James West; and uncle, Joe Jahn. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol L. West; children, Steve (Kathy) West, Susan (Kent) Kochenberger, Bryan (Carmen) West, Pat (Vicki) West, Cheryl (Greg) Singleton and Mary West; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous friends and family members. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was an avid outdoorsman and involved in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Turkey Foundation. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Our Lady of the Meadows. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

West, Spencer
Spencer West - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1973 - Spencer West, 1124 E. Eighth, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1973. Survived by his daughters, Mrs. Barbara Krasovec and Mrs. Joy L. Gildner, both of Pueblo; son, Earl G. West, Pueblo; grandson, Phillip G. West, Delta, Colo.; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Jonesville, Ky. And sister-in-law, Mrs. Mae Herndon, Charleston, S.C. He was born Nov. 11, 1890, in Jonesville, Va., and was foreman for Standard Fire Brick Co. until his retirement in 1963. Served in U.S. Navy during World War I, Forty five-year member of First Baptist Church; past noble grand and 60 year member of Pueblo Lodge 8, IOOF; past chief patriarch and member of Encampment 14; member of Social Star Rebekah 2, Eagles Lodge 145, FOE; Jake Rice Lodge 606, AF&AM, Blaine, Ky., and past commander of Sunshine Barracks 1759. He held various offices in the United Brick and Clay Workers of America, AFL-CIO Local 643, and was awarded life membership upon his retirement. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Tom E. Arbogast officiating. Followed by Odd Fellows services at Roselawn Cemetery. Masonic Services will be held by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM in courtesy to his home lodge, followed by military honors.

West, Taylor James
Taylor James West - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - Taylor James West was born Sept. 21, 1997, in Pueblo and was called to become an angel on Sept. 24, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Taylor's very short life was made easier and more comfortable with the help of Dr. Berryman and Parkview Hospital as well as NICU at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his parents, Shawnette and Jarred West of Rye- grandparents, Jim and Kay McCarty of Rye, Steve and Kathy West of Pueblo-great-grandparents, Bettie and Keith Kirkland, Bob and Carol West, Art and Meda Antonioni, all of Pueblo- great-great-grandmothers, Josephine Marchiorr of Walsenburg, Willa Mae Clancy of Pueblo- aunts, Suzette (Brian) Boyer of Rye, Jeanette (Matt) Algien of Colorado City, Lynette (Shannon) Byerly of Washington- uncle, Brent West of Pueblo- and numerous cousins. His great-grandmother, Hazel McCarty, preceded him in death. A memorial Mass will be held today, Sept. 26, 1997, at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling. Contributions in memory of Taylor may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation, either direct or through the mortuary. Elizabeth.

West, William N.
William N. West - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - William N. West, 73, passed away May 12, 2000. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Merrill and Margaret West. Survived by sons, William "Woody" West and Gary M. (Jamie Snook) West, both of Pueblo; daughter, Sheryl Roybal of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Shawn West of Pueblo, Joy (Sammy) Chifalo, Pueblo, Amanda West, Kayci West, Karsen West and Colin West, all of Pueblo; two great-grandchildren, Teylor and Cole West of Pueblo; brother, Robert L. (Carol) West of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and Eleanor West. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church.

Westbrook, J. W.
J. W. Westbrook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1987 - J. W. Westbrook, 62, Suisun City, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 18, 1987. Survived by wife, Ida Mae Westbrook; children, Jerry (Ellen) Westbrook, Aurora, Mildred (Laneir) Parker, California, Anida (William) Carpenter, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sister, Roy A. (Leda) Westbrook, Glen A. Westbrook and Bonnie Ruth Green, all of Texas. Also survived by mother-in-law, Nancy Chimento, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Margaret (Ernie) McCarey, Sue (Mike) Giarratano, Rose (Dale) Thomas, Cajetan (Maryann) Chimento; numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held Tuesday in Suisan City, Calif. Graveside service will be held Thursday at Fort Morgan National Cemetery, Denver.

Westbrook, Raymond L.
Raymond L. Westbrook - Walsenburg World – January 11, 1912 - Died at Pictou, Colo., December 17, 1911 Raymond L. Westbrook, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Westbrook, 1 year.

Westcott, K. Kenneth
K. Kenneth Westcott - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 10, 2007 - K. Kenneth Westcott, former resident of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away April 2, 2007, in Norristown, PA. He was born June 24, 1942, in Bridgeton, NJ, to Karl Kenneth and Marion (Custer) Westcott. His father, sister Barbara, and older son, Martin, preceded him in death. Mr. Westcott is survived by his former wife, Judy, of Colorado Springs, his son, Matthew, of Yellowstone National Park, his mother and brother, Robert Westcott, of Pleasantville, NJ. In 1964, Mr. Westcott received his Bachelor's Degree from Trenton State College and taught vocal music in the New Jersey public schools for eight years before coming to Colorado in 1972. In 1968, while doing graduate study at Temple University, he presented a Master's Recital at First Baptist church in Philadelphia, PA. He has given many organ recitals in Colorado Springs as well as Denver, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and at CSU in Pueblo, CO. His organ teachers included Albert Ludecke, Earl Ness, Marilyn Mason, and Joseph Galema. He also studied orchestral conducting in Colorado Springs with Charles Ansbacher, Charles Gilbert, and David Zuercher; and studied jazz improvisation with Steve Barta and Allen Joseph. In 1973, Mr. Westcott co-founded the Soli Deo Gloria choir of Colorado Springs and directed the non-profit community organization until 1985, establishing the choir's tradition of performing great sacred masterpieces with orchestra. In 1987, Mr. Westcott was invited to participate in the recital series at Trinity Episcopal cathedral in Trenton, NJ on the well known Petty-Madden organ. This recital series is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Performing Arts. Mr. Westcott served as Organist and Choir Director at First Christian Church, Colorado Springs, CO for 10 years. He then served at Calvary United Methodist Church, Bethany Lutheran Church, and St. Raphael Episcopal Church, all in the Colorado Springs area. He has served as full-time accompanist for choral music in both the Colorado Springs School District 11, and the Widefield, CO school district. This position included accompanying nationally-recognized choirs on tours to Washington D.C. and California. At home with many styles of music, Mr. Westcott was the pianist at the Air Force Academy Officers' Club Dining Hall for 11 years. In 2000, Mr. Westcott became Resident Organist at the Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo, CO. In 2004, he moved to the Philadelphia area to serve as organist and Choir Director as SS. Cosmas and Damien Catholic Church, Conshohocken, PA, until his death. A Requiem Mass was sung on Monday, April 9, 2007, 11 a.m., at SS. Cosmas and Damien Catholic Church, Conshohocken, PA. Interment will be at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the K. Kenneth Westcott Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of Wells Fargo Bank; Account Number 9218417575.

Westerman, Elbert N.
Elbert N. Westerman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Elbert N. Westerman, 78, of Lamar. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Valley Memorial Chapel-Lamar. Burial, Springfield Cemetery with military honors. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Memorial contributions to Lamar Christian Church or charity of choice.

Westerman, Phyllis Marie Jordan
Phyllis Marie Jordan Westerman - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 31, 2007 - Phyllis Marie Westerman, 64, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Westerman was born December 27, 1942 to parents Jessie and Nellie Jordan in Pueblo, Colo. She was married to Louis Westerman on August 15, 1981. She was a homemaker who adored roses and loved the ocean. Survivors include one sister, Donna Bramley of San Angelo, TX; two brothers, Marlan Jordan of San Angelo, TX and Arlan Jordan of Colorado Springs, CO; three children: two daughters, Lori Bagur of Colorado Springs, CO, Lisa Scrafield and husband Dan of Colorado Springs, CO, and a son, Robert Mason and wife Dawn of Altuna, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held on August 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs.

Westfall, Archie G.
Archie G. Westfall - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2001 - Archie G. Westfall passed away July 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Archie was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, to Harold and Bessie Hovey Westfall and had lived in Pueblo since 1949. He was employed in the CF&I Steel Mill for 34 years before retiring in 1983. Archie was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two wives, Virginia in 1976, and Katherine in 1994. Mr. Westfall is survived by his children, Sue (John) Gray, Marjorie Westfall, both of Pueblo, Harold (Gabriella) Westfall of Arizona, Lynn (John) Uphoff of Illinois, Patricia (William) Patlogar of California; a brother, Delmar Westfall of Canada; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2001, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Westfall may be made to the Salvation Army, either direct or through the mortuary.

Westfall, Cecil Merle
Cecil Merle Westfall - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 1998 - Cecil Merle Westfall, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 6, 1998. He loved his Lord and his country. As a WWII veteran, he fought and came near death several times in the European Theater. His one great wish was that some other veteran would benefit from the trials he had getting the Veterans Administration to acknowledge the mustard gas testing that was done during WWII. He did this by getting the VA to acknowledge his claim. He helped by telling all veterans to contact the Pueblo County VA Service Officer, Richard Walker, who will help any vet file a claim. Cecil was a prominent businessman in Greeley, owner of Campus TV, Gold Point Restaurant and The Old Pro General Contracting. He retired so that he and his wife could do extensive traveling throughout the U.S. Survived by his wife, Lois (Tomme) Westfall, of the family home- son, David Westfall of Pueblo- daughter, Jackie (Harold) Brantley, Cocoa, Fla., and Sandy (Al) Toth, Pueblo- six grandsons- and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Park Hill Christian Church, life member of VFW and DAV. He lived a full and happy life and now he is spreading joy in heaven. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 1-5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with a reception to follow. Interment at 3 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Greeley, Colo. Please omit food and flowers, donations may be made to Park Hill Christian Church in his memory.

Westfall, William F.
William F. "Beanie" Westfall - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - March 4, 2006 - St. Louis, MO - William F. 'Beanie' Westfall: Assistant teacher; standout athlete 03/03/2006 - William F. "Beanie" Westfall, an assistant teacher and former standout basketball player, died Sunday (Feb. 26, 2005) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. Mr. Westfall was admitted to the hospital after being injured in a fall. He was 54 and a resident of St. Louis. Mr. Westfall was born in St. Louis and was a 1970 graduate of Sumner High School. In 1969, he played on the school's championship basketball team. He was a two-time All-American at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colo. He became one of the leading rebounders for what is now the University of Memphis and was on the 1973 team that made it to the NCAA finals. Mr. Westfall graduated from Memphis with a bachelor's degree in education and played professional basketball overseas through the late 1970s. He returned to St. Louis to work as a truck router for Yellow Transit Freight Lines and later in administration in the clerical office at Mallinckrodt Chemical Co. He was a teacher's assistant from 2000-2002 at Vashon High School and from 2002-2004 at Northwest Middle School. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 North Garrison Avenue, St. Louis. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery. Among the survivors are his wife of eight years, Dornice A. Berryman; and two sisters, Joice Westfall-Hollingsworth of St. Louis County and Sara B. Kelly of St. Louis.

Westfield, Charles
Charles Westfield - Rocky Mountain News - January 4, 1895 - A Lost Child - Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 4. - Late tonight this city was thrown into a fever of excitement by the report that the 6-year-old son of Henry Westfield was lost.  The fire alarm was sounded continuously for several hours, which was the means of calling together a large number of citizens, who were organized into searching parties and started to look for the missing boy.  The boy is a remarkably bright child and had been visiting his grandmother on the South Side, and was last seen about 4 o'clock this afternoon near Wotton's Lake, which is now being dragged by one of the parties. At midnight not the slightest trace or clue of any kind had been discovered of his whereabouts. - 2:30 A. M.--the body of Charles Westfield, who was reported lost, was found at 1 o'clock this morning in Wotton Lake, where he evidently had been skating and broke thought the ice and drowned.  An inquest is now being held by Coroner Sipe over the remains. 

Weston, Bobbie Lea
Bobbie Lea Weston - Huerfano World - January 10, 2008 - Bobbie Lea Weston, born Sept. 15,1941, San Angelo, TX, passed to the Lord Jan. 04, 2008. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Bob) and Mildred Juanita Weston. Survived by son Ralph (Julie) Weston, sister Ann (John) Fitzgerald, brother Dano (Sandi) Weston, son Steve (Tina) Chavez; nieces Jolene Weston, Siobhan Downey; grandchildren Danny (Jacquelyn) Weston, Winona (Hansel) Bjork, Stephen (Loren) Chavez, Travis and Tori Chavez; great- grandchildren Waylon Weston, Bryson Bjork; numerous friends and colleagues, life long friends the Van Schoycks; special care giver Mary Ann Velasquez. Bobbie received her baccalaureate in education from Adams State College and her Masters in Special Education from the Univ. of Northern CO. She retired from School District 60 after 33 years. She was also an accomplished musician, playing both the piano and English Horn. She will be greatly missed. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 11, 2008 at the Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland in Pueblo.

Weston, Dolores
Dolores (Dolly) Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2002 - Dolores (Dolly) Weston, 65, passed away April 3, 2002, surrounded by her family, in Aurora, Colo. A native of Pueblo, Dolly's life is exemplified by her years of church and community service, by her constant love, generosity and kindness to family, friends as well as strangers, and as a loving wife and wonderful mother of five children. Dolly graduated from Central High in 1955 and was involved in Pueblo Symphony Guild, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Auxiliary, and KTSC Public Education Television auctions. She was selected by the Craig Colorado Daily Press as the 1986 Woman of the Year; and in 1991 named the Salvation Army Volunteer of the Year in Susanville, Calif. Dolly loved to welcome people to her home and entertain. She was an avid Broncos and Avalanche fan. Dolly, her joyous spirit and grace, will be greatly missed. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Rose Arellano. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Frank Weston; her sister, Theresa Carbajal; her children, Francine of Montreal, Kathleen of Highlands Ranch, Maureen of Malibu, Joseph of Craig, Christine of Seattle; and her grandchildren, Jesse, Jamie, Julia, Phillip and Cedric. Viewing, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, and rosary and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Sunday, both at Horan & McConaty Mortuary, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, Colo. Burial, 11 a.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dolly Weston Memorial Fund, Craig Hospital, Spinal Cord Patient Assistance Foundation, 3425 S. Clarkson, Englewood, CO 80110.

Weston, Herbert
Herbert "Jim" Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2006 - Herbert "Jim" Weston, 72, passed away April 20, 2006. Survived by his wife, Shirley Anne Weston of the family home; children, Aletia (Daniel) Prevo of San Diego, Calif., Matthew Weston of San Diego, Calif., Mark Weston of Arcata, Calif., Megan Weston of New York City; stepchildren, John (Theresa) Craddock of Castle Rock, Colo., Mark (Geri) Craddock of Walsenburg, Colo., David (Sandra) Craddock of Pueblo West, Colo., Matthew (Stacie) Craddock of Brighton, Colo.; brother, Robert (Diane) Weston of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sean, Kathrine, and Erin Prevo; step-grandchildren, Cassandra, James, Jacqueline, Kristin, Stephanie, Lindsay, Ashley, Troy, Anniston, Carlee and Alexis Craddock; and cousin, Carolyn (Mark) Valdez of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Nellie Durkin. Jim was born July 13, 1933, to Herbert Weston and Mary Mantey-Weston in Pueblo, Colo. He joined the U.S. Army where he became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Jim was a member of the Pueblo County Historical Society, Pueblo Aircraft Museum and St. Patrick Catholic Church. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at St. Patrick Church, 226 Michigan St., with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make memorials to American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward.

Weston, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Weston - Huerfano World - July 2, 1998 - Mary Ellen Weston, 98, of Walsenburg, died June 24, 1998 at her home following a long illness. Born June 19, 1900 in Pryor to John and Cora Thorpe Story, she lived all of her life in the Huerfano County area, ranching in Turkey Ridge. She moved to town 27 years ago. Her first and second husbands, William Wells and John Weston, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Huerfano Cow-belles, Spanish Peaks Riding Club and the Cattlemen's Association. She was honored by the president of the Association recently for being the oldest living cowgirl and received a silver tray. Mrs. Weston is survived by two sons, Mark V. Wells Sr., Walsenburg and Clifford Wells, Brady, TX; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grand children, one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Graveside service in the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Weston, Mildred Juanita
Mildred Juanita "Granny" Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2000 - Mildred Juanita "Granny" Weston, born in McKinney, Texas, on July 29, 1916, passed away Feb. 19, 2000. Preceded in death by her father, Charles Womble; mother, Jesse Masters; and stepfather, M.L. Masters; parents-in-law, O.D. and Maude Weston; her husband of 55 years, Robert H. "Bob" Weston; brothers, John and Charles Womble; and sister, Jessie Lea Riley. Survived by sister, "Bibba" Walker, Texas; daughters, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo, and Ann (John) Fitzgerald, Marfa, Texas; sons, Dan (Sandi) Weston, Pueblo, and Ralph Weston, Denver; grandchildren, Steve (Tina) Chavez, Pueblo, Scott (Becky) Fitzgerald, Texas, Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Texas, Waylon and Winona Weston, Denver, Jolene Weston and Siobhan Downey, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Travis and Tori Lea Chavez, Pueblo; Weston, Foster and Clark Fitzgerald; Ty and Jordan Fitzgerald and P.J. Fitzwater, Texas. She was a loving, gentle, caring woman who taught developmentally disabled children in Huerfano County for many years. She was a Past-Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and active in 4-H Youth Activities. Her greatest joys were telling stories, singing and dancing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mildred was a longtime Colorado resident, but her heart remained in Texas. She was truly our "Yellow Rose of Texas," and we will greatly miss her. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Valerie Oden officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Funeral Home. Huerfano World - February 24, 2000 - Mildred Juanita “Granny” Weston died February 19, 2000 in Pueblo. Born in McKinney, TX to the late Charles Womble and Jesse Masters, July 29, 1916, she taught developmentally disabled children in Walsenburg for many years. She was a past worthy matron of Eastern Star and active in 4-H youth activities. She is survived by her children, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo, Ann Fitzgerald, Marfa, TX, Dan Weston, Pueblo, and Ralph Weston, Denver; a sister “Bibba” Walker, Texas, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert H. “Bob” Weston. Funeral service was from Comi Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Weston, Robert
Robert H. "Bob" Weston - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Rancher Weston dies - Funeral service for Robert H. "Bob" Weston, 77, of Walsenburg, was Wednesday from Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Son's Funeral Home in Trinidad. Mr. Weston died Jan. 4, 1993. Born in Tom Green County, TX, June 5, 1915, the son of O.D. and Maude Weston, he was a well known rancher and realtor in Texas and Colorado for 60 years. He ranched near San Angelo, TX, until moving to Huerfano County in 1945. His father also moved to Colorado ranching in Las Animas County and his brother, J.C. ranched in Weston. Mr. Weston was a member of the Walsenburg City Council from 1989-91, on the State FMHA board of directors, Walsenburg Utilities Commission, an inspector for Producer Livestock Credit Association and a member of the Colorado Wool Growers Association. He was also a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association and was chairman of the Upland Economic Development Board to aid the Navajo Indian Nation with livestock marketing. Several years ago, he was honored as a Colorado State Fair Parade Marshal riding his white mule, Snowball. He was a charter member and past exalted ruler of the Walsenburg Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, served as president of Walsenburg Club in 1980 and was a member of the Spanish Peaks Fiesta Association. He was also active in 4-H activities and was an advocate for sports activities in the Walsenburg schools, especially football and wrestling. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred, Walsenburg; two daughters, Bobbie Lea Weston, Pueblo and Ann Fitzgerald, Marfa, TX; two sons, Dan Weston, Pueblo and Ralph Weston, Parker; 6 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Weston, Stephen S.
Stephen S. Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1970 - Funeral services for Stephen S. Weston, who died March 24, 1970, at the Bent County Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Wood Funeral Home in Lamar. Interment will be at Lamar. Weston became ill last September and had been in a Walsh and Pueblo hospital before coming to Las Animas. He was born Sept. 2, 1905, in Barry County, Mo. and had been a resident in the Bristol community of Prowers County for 43 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Myers, Las Animas, and three grandchildren.

Wetenhall, William
William Wetenhall - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 30, 1920 - Word has been received here that Wm. Wetenhall, formerly of this place, died at Kansas City on April 22 after a period of illness covering several weeks. The funeral took place there Saturday. Wetenhall was one time chief clerk at the agency office and later ran the Commercial hotel for a considerable time. He was a man of great ability at office work, and after leaving here was employed in the Santa Fe freight office at Pueblo. He leaves a wife and several children.

Wetherill, Hazel I.
Hazel I. Wetherill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2000 - Hazel I. Wetherill passed away Dec. 29, 2000, in Pueblo. Hazel was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Del Norte, Colo., to Daniel and Charlotte Hibler. Hazel, along with other members of her family, operated the Wetherill Guest Ranch above Creede for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, in 1980; and her sister, Merle Logan. Her survivors include her son, Clayton (Cristina) Wetherill; daughter, Shirley Hendren; brothers, Bill and Leo Hibler; as well as 10 grandchildren, Terry (Samantha) Wetherill, Michelle (Raul) Medina, Lisa (Ernie) Gonzales, Robin Hilsabeck, Tina (Audie) Cox, Steven Degenhart, Stephanie Leon, Mark Wetherill, Cidney (Chris) Riggio and Cody (Tom) Daniels. Mrs. Wetherill will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the mortuary. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Creede Cemetery in Creede, Colo.

Wethington, Jeannett
Jennet Wethington – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - Jeannett "Granny" Wethington, 88, passed away Sept. 3, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. "Buddy" Wethington. Survived by her loving daughters, Pat Mollock, Pueblo, M.C. (Vic) Reichman, Denver, Carrie Betz, Arvada, Colo., and Nancy (Don) Maldonado, Pueblo; grandchildren, Andy, Lisa, Cyndi, Jack, Jenni, Timmy, Pam, Emily, Scott, Kacey, Rick, Jonathan, Brooke, Adam, Ashleigh, Melissa, Dan, Aaron and Merlinda. Also survived by her great-grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Lindy, Jay, Kiley, Whitney, Zachary, Courtney, Mckenzie, Isabella, Justine, Scott, Layla and Logan. Jeannett enjoyed playing cards, working with puzzle books, watching the Broncos and Rockies and telling jokes. She also enjoyed the company of her furry friends "Little Joe" and "Snickers." She was the most loving wife, mom, granny, great-granny and friend anyone could wish for. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, followed by the rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today; both at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cathedral, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family extends special thanks to Tammy, "her" Carrie, Alison, Andrea, Priscilla, Heidi, Christine, Beth, FeAnn and Rollie. Donations may be made to Frontier Hospice through the funeral home office.

Wetsel, Larry Wayne
Larry Wayne Wetsel - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - Inmate Hangs Self - A 38-year-old Texas man, Larry Wayne Wetsel, hanged himself in his cell in the new Huerfano County Law Enforcement Center early Thursday, Nov. 16. Wetsel's body was found by a deputy around 8 a.m. According to law enforcement reports, Wetsel was arrested Wednesday night for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and driving while his license was suspended on Highway 160 West between La Veta and Walsenburg. According to the reports, Wetsel was combative during his arrest and booking but calmed after sleeping during the night. He was last seen alive in his cell around 7 a.m. by a deputy completing a check on inmates. His body was discovered hanging from the end of a bed frame in the cell. Walsenburg Police Captain John Salazar, who investigated the incident, said Wetsel had used the leg of his jail issued uniform to hang himself. Huerfano Sheriff Harold Martinez said he was very dismayed by the incident and asked Captain Salazar to investigate as a member of an outside law enforcement agency.

Wetteland, Arvilla D.
Arvilla D. Wetteland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2002 - Arvilla D. Wetteland passed away quietly in her sleep at home on Oct. 6, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born in Kimball, S.D., on May 14, 1918, to John and Harriet Krantz Doescher and had been a Pueblo resident since 1972. Arvilla received a B.A. as well as a master's degree from Augustana College and enjoyed her teaching career, much of which was spent at Freed Middle School. She was past president of the American Business Women's Association Chapter in Pueblo as well as an active member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. Mrs. Wetteland was preceded in death by two husbands, Bernard Wetteland in 1959, and Harland Flemmer; as well as three brothers, Orville, Wilmer and Lloyd Doescher. She is survived by her children, Beverly (Robert) Stewart of Greeley, Brian (Judy) Wetteland of Henderson, Nev., Roxanne Bader of Manitou Springs and Colleen Wetteland of Deadwood, S.D.; a sister, Orthula Doescher of Greeley; two grandchildren, Shawn Stewart and Hilary Bader; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. Interment will follow at a later date in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Wettstein, Henry
Henry Wettstein - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1950 - Henry Wettstein, Monday March 20 at hospital, late of the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rose Vider, 317 E. Evans. Father of Henry and Richard Wettstein, Pittsburg, Kan., Lee Wettstein Odessa, Tex., and John Wettstein San Jose Calif., and Mrs. Vider. Grandfather of 18, three are Joseph and Frank Vider, Pueblo and Frank Vider, Pueblo and Henry Vider, Los Angeles, Calif. Member of the Baptist church. A resident of Pueblo five years, coming from Pittsburg, Kan. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1950 - Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1950 - Henry Wettstein, services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial chapel, with Rev. Floyd E. House, officiating. To Roselawn.

Wetzel, Charles R.
Charles R. Wetzel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Charles R. Wetzel, age 70, went home to the Lord Jan. 30, 2004. He was born July 22, 1933 in Morrill, KS; he was a resident of Colorado since 1939. Charles married Marlene Price on Jan. 17, 1953. Charles was a carpenter who worked for many construction companies and had his own siding and trim business “C.R. Wetzel Construction”. He retired in 1988 and made woodcrafts with his wife. He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene who passed away Oct. 25, 2003, and his parents Charles and Ruby Wetzel. He is survived by his brother Joe (Connie) Wetzel and sister Betty (Jack) Powell. Son Gary (Diane) grandchild Michael. Son Steve, grandchildren Sara, Josh, Dustin, great-grandchildren Sebastian, Victoria and Kris. Daughter Terri (Rich) Pellecchia, grandchildren Steve, Shawn (Autumn) Turano, great grandson Ashton Turano, grandchildren Ritchie (Patricia), Michele (Jason), Nate Pellecchia, great granddaughter Krystianna Pellecchia. Daughter Elizabeth (Al) Lewis, grandchildren, Curtis and Danielle. Daughter Jeanne Murphy, grandchildren Bill, John and Joel. The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice for all the care he received. Services will be held at the Woodland Park Community Church, 800 Valley View Drive on Saturday, Feb. 7th at 1pm.

Wetzel, Cheryl Malone
Cheryl Malone Wetzel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Cheryl Malone Wetzel, a mother who lived for her children, Jeff, Scott and his spouse Tina, and Shawn, who grew up far too fast. A grandmother who was very proud of her grandchildren, Shawnie, Cindy, Amy and Gracie. A stepmother who loved her children, Michelle, Chris and Geoffrey very much. A wife to her husband, George, who must have loved her to put up with so much over a long period of illness. She loved him very much through good times and hard times. A sister to Lori, whom she loved so much and brothers, Stevie (deceased) and Jeremy whom she loved dearly; a niece to aunt Leda and uncle Bob and their wonderful children, aunt Riva (deceased) and uncle Vernon (deceased); a loving daughter to her mother, Betty Lou (deceased) and father, Jack (deceased); and a fond remembrance to Stephen; a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she cherished dearly. A lover of animals, especially “Chimaco,”“Gretchen” and “Little Girl,” her second family. A lover of wolves that made her heart sing. She dearly loved nature and mother earth and all her creatures, but was greatly troubled by a loss of respect for the universe by so many unthinking people. She struggled the last years with intense pain and insidious cancer. She wanted the special professionals who helped her to know how much she appreciated their friendship and dedication to relieving her pain Ñ especially a wonderful human being Ñ Dr. Jack Rook. Cheryl loved her career in the newspaper world working for the Sentinel Newspapers, the Denver Post and the Santa Fe New Mexican. She published her own newspaper Ñ the Wheat Ridge Advertiser in the 1970s. She loved to read and spent many of her last hours with Jean Auel and her heroine, “Ayla.” Art and painting became a friend to her in her last years. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wetzig, Paul C.
Paul C. Wetzig, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Paul C. Wetzig, M.D., born in Pueblo, Colo., March 29, 1922, departed this life on Jan. 9, 2006, at home in the company of his loving family. He was the son of Carl Kurt and Ruth (Sieber) Wetzig. Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Doreen Brugger Wetzig; sons, Carl Kurt Wetzig (Carol), and Richard Paul Wetzig of Colorado Springs; daughters, Dorrie Wetzig Brand (Skip) of Elmira, N.Y., and Laura Wetzig Hitch (Michael) of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, John Hudson Brand, Laura Arnot Brand, Christopher Kurt Headley Wetzig, Catherine Ruth Wetzig, Casey Elizabeth Wetzig, Natalie Wetzig, Yvonne Wetzig, Daniel Paul Hitch, and Devin Michael Hitch; sister, Betty Stratford, M.D. of Seattle, Wash.; nephew, Jeff Stratford (Linda) of North Carolina; and niece, Robin Dalton of Washington. Paul graduated from Pueblo Central High School, The University of Denver and The University of Colorado Medical School. While in the Public Health Service, he interned at the Marine Hospital on Staten Island, N.Y., where he met his future wife, Doreen. Paul did his residency in ophthalmology under chairman John McLean, M.D., at Cornell University, New York Hospital, in New York City. Paul began his practice of ophthalmology in Colorado Springs in 1953. In 1958, he established The Colorado Springs Eye Clinic where he practiced until retiring in 2004. Paul was widely recognized for his pioneering work in ophthalmology. Chief among this was his work in photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy. His lifelong passion for learning included his visit to Essen, Germany, in 1959, where he, along with several prominent international ophthalmologists, studied with Professor Gerd Meyer-Schwickerath. This was the beginning of a close, lifelong friendship with Meyer-Schwickerath. The professor had developed the Xenon Arc Photocoagulator. Paul envisioned and implemented the use of this device to treat a previously untreatable blinding eye condition associated with diabetes. Paul was fortunate enough to acquire one of these rare machines which he brought to his clinic. Over the years innumerable diabetics benefited from his innovative development of this form of treatment. Because of the positive outcomes of this procedure, Paul was invited to lecture around the world. Also, based on his achievements, he was elected to numerous prestigious societies in ophthalmology. These included The American Ophthalmological Society, The Retina Society, and The Jules Gonin Society. He was especially proud of being awarded the John McLean medal for his pioneering contributions to diseases of the retina, of being an honorable member of The Gonin Society, and having been an honored guest as an ophthalmologist in private practice, at The American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in 1980. Paul lived life with a passion. Whether it was playing squash, tennis or golf, hiking and backpacking or traveling the world, his enthusiastic grin was ever present. These active pursuits were balanced by his love of reading, classical music and opera. His natural ability to capture the world he loved through the lens of a camera is well documented by his pictures of the outdoors he so loved, his travels, his friends, his family and his work. Paul's passion and support for his family was paramount in his life. A great legacy that Paul will leave behind is the easy and unassuming way he influenced people from all walks of life; his patients, colleagues, friends, and family. He will be sorely missed. What a fantastic journey! A memorial service will be held Jan. 21, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Gold Camp Elementary School, 1805 Preserve Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80906 (off of Cresta Road, just north of Cheyenne Mountain High School). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: Central High School Foundation, Attention: Paul C. Wetzig, M.D. Scholarship Fund, 216 East Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004, or to a charity of one's choice.

Wevar, Mabel C.
Mabel C. Wevar – Pueblo Indicator – September 13, 1913 – Miss Mabel C. Wevar of 2709 Spruce Street, passed away Tuesday after an illness of several months. Her remains were sent to Chicago for interment, accompanied by her father.

Wewerka, Norma Carmen
Norma Carmen Wewerka - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Norma Carmen Wewerka, a longtime member of Broadway Christian Church, passed from this life on June 28, 1987. She is preceded in death by her sister, Lucretia Fisher, in 1982. Norma was a longtime friend of the Starginer family and at the passing of Frank J. Starginer Sr. in 1965, she became a part of Star Nursery as the office manager and bookkeeper. She was actively involved with the business and the public, and was a spirited, favorite lady until she was past 87 years old. Her absence will be felt by family, friends, employees, customers and neighbors. Norma was born in 1898 on the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma Territory. She is survived by her stepson, Frank J. Starginer, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Juanita Wewerka, Springfield, Mo.; and grandson, Ronald Wewerka, Washington, D.C. Private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Cancer Society through the funeral home office. Star Nursery will be closed Tuesday, June 30, for memorial service.

Weybright, Florence
Florence Weybright - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2006 - Florence Weybright, 83, passed away Jan. 9, 2006. Survived by sons, John (Bambi) Creek, Edmund (Jenny) Schultz; grandchildren, J.K., Caylyn, Shylo, Acasia, Yvette (Zach), Eddy (Jessica), Erica (Ben), Brandi, Stephanie and Mona Gallegos; and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Life Care Center and Dr. Franklin Darrow and his staff for their special treatment of our mother. At her request, cremation with a private family inurnment.

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