Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Sarah Whalen [See Whelan] - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah Whalen, 68, of 1131 Elm, Dec. 8, at local hospital. Mother of Mrs. Kathleen [Kathrine] Harris, Mrs. Mayme [Mamie] Slimmer, John Whalen, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Helen Burris, Gardena, Calif., and Thomas Whalen, Fort Logan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah E. Whalen services Thursday, 8:30 a.m., our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home], 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. To Roselawn.
Alma Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Alma Whaley went to be with her Lord, and Personal Savior who she knew well, on Sept. 15, 2000. Alma was born on July 22,1913, in Pueblo to John F. and Susie Raley. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Boyd Whaley; son, Johnny Whaley; and sisters, Belva Raley and Gertrude Robinson. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Jim (Joan) Whaley, Pueblo; granddaughters, Debbie (Mike) Falco of Waterloo, Belgium, and Jerri (Dale) Tate of Pueblo West; four great-grandchildren, Michael and Ali Falco, Belgium, Eric and Chris Tate of Pueblo West. Also survived by brothers, Frank Raley, Pueblo, and Raymond (Jean) Raley of Garden City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Whaley worked as a secretary for 57 years in the family business, Whaley & Son Motor Co. Her fondest memories were of the days she spent enjoying her granddaughters and their children. Alma was very talented with crafts and gardening and played the organ for her own enjoyment. She was also an accomplished cook. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Jim and Joan Whaley, 2233 E. 8th St., No. 340.
Whaley, Dillard G.
Dillard G. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1997 - Dillard G. Whaley, 68, of Trinidad died Oct. 29, 1997, at his home in Trinidad. He married Jareldean (Jeri) Barnett on June 6, 1948, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dillard was retired as a communications supervisor from the Colorado State Patrol. A will be held Nov. 1, 1997, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Barbee officiating and assisted by Rev. Jon Brandt of La Junta. A reception will follow at the First United Methodist Church immediately after the service. The family may be contacted at 109 E. Godding Ave. in Trinidad. Arrangements are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.
Whaley, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Dorothy L. Whaley passed away May 16, 1999 in Pueblo. Dorothy was born Feb.10, 1920 in Allentown, Pa. and spent most of her life in the Denver area before moving to Pueblo in 1994. She was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Dorothy was a very generous person with a wonderful sense of humor. She appreciated all of the little things in life as well as the beauty of nature. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Whaley and her brother, Walt West. Dorothy was the beloved wife of William Whaley, with whom she would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 24- beloved mother of Susan (David) Barber, and Rebeccah (Kent) Stringer-the beloved grandmother of Karri Allread, Aaron Stringer and Sarah (Robert)Blackwell- beloved great-grandmother of Ryley Stringer and Forrest Allread, Jr.- beloved sister of Carl West, Nora Shelley and Harry West- as well as numerous friends including her special friend Cat-Cat. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the home of Kent and Rebeccah Stringer, 3849Carlile Ave. in Pueblo. A reception will follow the service.
Mark Whaley - Wray Rattler - August 26, 1915 - Engine Hits Auto; Kills Child - An automobile full of Texas tourists was struck by Denver & Rio Grande train No. 1 from Pueblo to Denver, north of Fountain, resulting in the death of one child, serious injuries to the mother and another child, and lesser injuries to three other persons. Mark Whaley, 2 years old, son of Mr. L. E. Whaley of Bowie, Tex., was killed; Mrs. Whaley and another son, Elmo, 11 years old, were badly hurt. The others injured were Ruth Whaley, 14; May and Mark Anthony, sister and brother of Mrs. Whaley, whose home is in Memphis, Tex.
Whaley, Roy O.
Roy O. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1986 - Roy O. Whaley, 59, passed away in Walsenburg on April 20, 1986. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Eads Cemetery.
Whaley, Seth Monroe
Seth Monroe Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2003 - Seth Monroe Whaley, 87, passed away July 7, 2003. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Lavina M. Whaley, of the family home; children, Thomas (Peggy) Whaley, Pueblo, Don (Kathy) Whaley, Colorado Springs, and Bob (Barbara) Whaley, Pueblo; sister, Lola Smid, Fort Collins; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of good friends from his church and lodge. Born March 19, 1916, in Webb City, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Seth retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as chief of quality assurance and was involved with the development of programs for the U.S. Army. He also was a Colorado real estate broker. Member of the Broadway Christian Church, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, Pueblo York Rite Bodies where he was past high priest and past deputy commander, Southern Colorado Consistory, Open Heart Association, St. Charles Mesa Sanitation District and St. Charles Mesa Fire District. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, with the Revs. Wayne Ward and Hal Hartman officiating. Interment and Masonic rites will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Whaley, William B.
William B. Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - William B. Whaley departed his earthly dwelling on May 25, 2002, to join his beloved wife, Dorothy. Mr. Whaley was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ark., and spent most of his life in Denver working for Sturgen Electric before moving to Pueblo in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII and the Korean War. William was a great father and provider for his family. He was a gentle man who was very giving, kind and fair. He was highly respected by all who encountered him. William was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and son, Michael Whaley. His survivors include two daughters, Susan (David) Barber and Rebeccah (Kent) Stringer; grandchildren, Karri Allread, Aaron Stringer and Sarah (Robert) Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Ryley Stringer, Forrest Allread Jr. and Madison Blackwell. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of William's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the home of Kent and Rebeccah Stringer, 3849 Carlile Ave. in Pueblo. A reception will follow the service. The family would like to thank the managers of the Pueblo Regent for their care and concern, as well as Connie Dodge, Rose Ramado and Nancy Wimber for their help, friendship and support.
Wharry, Beth E.
Beth E. Wharry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2001 - Beth E. Wharry, age 61, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 22. Survived by husband, Dell H. Wharry of Rocky Ford; children, Joanie (Robert) Barrett, Derwood, Md., Stan (Mindi) Wharry, Pueblo West; four grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.
Whatley, Lawrence T.
Lawrence T. Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Lawrence T. Whatley, 62, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 24, 1998. Viewing, Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Ustick Donelson Funeral Home. No viewing at the church services. Vigil 7 p.m. Friday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.
Whatley, Sherren Kay
Sherren Kay Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1987 - Sherren Kay Whatley, 41, passed away July 14, 1987. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Whatley, Pueblo; sons, Samuel Grant Portner and Stuart Ross Portner, both of Yuma; daughter, Kellie Portner, Pueblo; mother, Coral Woodworth, Longmont; and brothers, Charles Woodworth, Longmont, and Larry Hollowell, Wellington, Colo. Service, 11 a.m. Monday at the Howe Mortuary Chapel in Longmont, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont. Contributions may be made to the Sherren Whatley Memorial Fund in care of Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, Colo. 80501.
Eleanor Wheat - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - January 26, 2003 - Eleanor Wheat, age 84, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Trinidad, Colorado. Eleanor was born to John Roy and Bess Larkin Ellis on June 4, 1919 in the same home where she died on January 22, 2003. She was united in marriage on July 23, 1949 to Stanley Wheat, a union that lasted 27 years. Eleanor was a teacher in the Trinidad School District for many years. She served as librarian at Trinidad State Junior College until her retirement in 1984. She was a long-time member of Beta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities where she served at both the state and national levels. Following her retirement, Eleanor continued the international travels she had long enjoyed with her husband. She was a volunteer at the Mitchell Museum and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Eleanor was active in the First United Methodist Church for 55 years. She served as chairperson of the board, librarian and liturgist and she was also a chauffeur for her many friends for various church activities. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and her brother Donald Ellis. She is survived by son Dr. David Ogren and his life partner John McCluney of Houston, Texas, daughter Dr. Janelle Allen and her husband Mark Germain of Madison, Wisconsin. She is also survived by granddaughters Jamie (Alan) Schenkel and Beth Wineinger and great-grandsons Duncan and Kieran Schenkel. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad, Colorado, with Pastor Mary Barbee officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Meggison, Marc Germain, Alan Schenkel, Mike Bailey, Mark Bailey and Gary Monteleone. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements for Eleanor Wheat are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home
Luella Wheat - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1999 - Luella Wheat, age 91, passed away Oct. 20, 1999. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory.
Maudene Wheat - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2002 - Age 82, longtime La Junta area resident, died Feb. 25, 2002, at her home. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice or AVRMC Home Health Care.
Wheatley, James Melvin
James "Jim" Melvin Wheatley - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 13, 2007 - James (Jim) Melvin Wheatley, age 70, passed away June 7,2007. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 2,1936 to Elmer and Eva Mae Wheatley. He retired after 23 years in the Air Force. He worked with the American Red Cross, in Pueblo, CO. He was an owner-operator of Team Colorado Television. Jim was a local media personality in Colorado Springs, CO. Mr. Wheatley was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ada (Oliver), his parents Elmer, Eva Mae, great-grandson Angel Liston. He is survived by his wife of 9 years Lynetta (Lyn), children; James, Greg, Theresa, stepchildren Patti Mack, Kari Caw, grandchildren; Jake, Amber, Ryan, Kailey, Dillon, Amanda, Troy, Jennifer, David, Devon, and Tabitha, great grandchildren; Kayden and Douglas. Open Invitation Memorial Service 6:00 p.m. on June 18, 2007 at the D.A.V. 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. There will be a Potluck dinner following. Graveside service on June 19th at 10:00 a.m. with Military Honors at Fort Logan Cemetery.
Whedbee, Sarah Isabelle
Sarah Isabelle Whedbee - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - November 25, 1903 - Death of Mrs. Sarah I. Whedbee – Mrs. Sarah Isabelle Whedbee, widow of the late Calvin Whedbee and one of the pioneer women of this city, died on Saturday, November 21, at the state hospital for the insane at Pueblo. The body was brought here for burial, which took place on Monday, by her son, James C. Whedbee, former deputy water superintendent. Mrs. Whedbee was an estimable woman and had many friends in this community. A few years ago her mental faculties failed her and she was taken to the hospital at Pueblo for treatment, where she died. One son, James, alone of her immediate family, survives her.
Wheelan, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Wheelan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2002 - Barbara Ann Wheelan, 70, of Pueblo, Colo., died July 21, 2002. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in New Bedford, Mass. Preceded in death by her loving husband, George C. Wheelan Jr. Survived by her sons, George C. (DeeAnne) Wheelan III, Oklahoma, and John Wheelan, Pueblo; her daughters, Kathy (Carl) Barney, Pueblo, and Annette Wheelan, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sheyann (Shane) Sword, Washington, Adam Wheelan-Barney, Pueblo, Anthony Wheelan, Pueblo, Kim Barney, Michigan, and Nicole Barney, Michigan; great-grandchildren, Zacary Sword and Alex Sword, Washington, and Mariyah Barney and Xavion Barney, Michigan; her best friends, Madeline Terwilliger, Larry Green, Elaine Espinoza, Brenda Webb, Brittney Myers, James Avalos, and all her bingo buddies. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m. today, July 23, 2002, Roselawn Chapel, Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002, Roselawn Chapel, interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Wheelan, George C.
George C. Wheelan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2000 - George C. Wheelan Jr., 73, born Nov. 9, 1926, in Pueblo, passed away July 7, 2000. Survived by loving wife, Barbara Ann Wheelan; sons, George C. (Deeanne) Wheelan III, Oklahoma, John David (Denise) Wheelan, Colorado Springs; daughters, Kathy Marie (Carl) Barney, Pueblo, and Annette Kay Wheelan, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sheyanne Marie (Shane) Sword, Washington, Adam Lawrence Wheelan Barney, Pueblo, Kim and Nicole Barney, Michigan, and Anthony Brandon Wheelan, Texas. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Zachary Taylor Sword, George Alexander Sword, Mariyah and Zavion Barney, and friends, Larry Green, Madelin Terwilliger, Peri Lou and Chuck, Brenda Webb and Shannon Marshall. Preceded in death by parents, George, Clara and Maude Wheelan; and grandson, Ron Raymond Wheelan. George was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE, VFW, DAV, Pueblo Elks No. 90, and past commander of American Legion Post No. 2. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1951 and retired from the U.S. Air Force Civil Service in 1980. Viewing, Monday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Wheeler , Jessica A.
Jessica Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 21, born Dec. 25, 1980, departed this life on Jan. 13, 2002. Survived by her parents, Charlotte and Scott Wright; brothers, Greg, Ben and P.J.; grandmothers, Thelma Knezevich, Charlene Wright; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. Jessica worked at Rosario's. She enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow at 400 Starlite Drive.
Adam Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2004 - Adam Wheeler, 19, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 16, 2004. Born May 23, 1984, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by grandfather, Casey “Papo” Mihelich; and best friend, Conrad DelaTorres. Survived by fiancée, Juanita Palomino; daughter, Jada Nicole Wheeler; father, Eddie (Leona) Wheeler; mother, Rebecca (Anthony) Trujillo; brothers, Anthony Jacob Trujillo, Jared Espinoza Wheeler; sisters, Chelsae Trujillo, Candace Wheeler; grandparents, Edward (Cecilia) Maestas, Mercy Mihelich, Mary Trujillo; special cousins, Chris and Patrick; and other aunts, uncles and cousins, all of Pueblo. Adam enjoyed living life to its fullest, socializing with his friends and spending time with family. Adam loved his special time with his Nana. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Officiants, Pastors Art and Lorrie Trujillo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.
Wheeler, Bruce D.
Bruce D. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2007 - Bruce D. Wheeler, born Aug. 28, 1963, in Pueblo, passed away Dec. 31, 2006, in Pueblo. Lived most of his life in Pueblo. Preceded in death by father, Wilburn L. Wheeler; and brother, Bret A. Wheeler. Survived by mother, Anna Marie (Heddleston) Wheeler; brother Brian (Janet) Wheeler of Grand Junction; sister, Brenda (Ray) Hintz of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; friends, Randy Jarrett, Rick Gillespie, Chuck and Mark Lawrence; and his cat, Baby. Bruce loved the outdoors and spent many hours in the mountains. He will be missed dearly. Donations in his name may be sent to “Dreams for Kids Network” in care of the funeral home. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Terri Monroe-Wheeler and Micelle (Robert) Wheeler Dalrymple. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Wheeler, Emma Jean
Emma Jean Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1987 - Emma Jean Wheeler, late of Pueblo, died March 20, at a local hospital. Survived by husband, Lloyd H. Wheeler of the family home; daughter, Lorna Colleen (Sam) Yanchunis Fredonia, Arizona; son, Loren H. (Elaine) Wheeler, Pueblo; brother, Socorro (Madaline) Suazo, Trinidad; sister, Rachel (John) Oreskovich, Pueblo; one grandson, Jeffrey Loren Wheeler; and several nieces and nephews. Born in Trinidad on March 31, 1919, and married Aug, 12, 1951, in Raton, N.M. Resident of Pueblo for 55 years. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo Stake Center Second Ward, 4720 Surfwood Lane, where the service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, with Ralph Tedrow giving the eulogy. Interment, Creede, Colo. Visitation, 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Davis-Wallin Funeral Home.
Wheeler, Henry S.
Henry S. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Henry S. Wheeler, 84, of Las Animas died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Survived by wife, Ruth, of the home; two sons, Ray Wheeler of Salida and Max Wheeler of Colorado Springs; one daughter, Juanita Burrows of Sheridan, Wyo.; one stepson, Robert Graham of Banning, Calif.; three sisters, Eary Lea Davis, Ozella Thomas, both of La Junta, and Lois Zeida of Wendon, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, with Dan Flournoy of the Church of Christ in La Junta officiating. Burial will be at the Las Animas Cemetery.
Wheeler, Lloyd H.
Lloyd H. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1998 - Lloyd H. Wheeler passed away Aug. 29, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Manassa, Colo., to Horace Wheeler and Verda Smith Wheeler and had been a Pueblo resident for nearly 45 years. He was employed as a lineman for the power company. Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Wheeler, in 1987. His survivors include his wife, Antonia of Pueblo- his children, Lorna (Sam) Yanchunis of Nevada and Loren (Diedre Mihelich) Wheeler of Pueblo- stepchildren, Norbert Perez Jr., Deborah Perez, Jeanette (Dave) Martinez and Anthony Perez- his grandchildren, Rusaty Emma Jean Wheeler, Jeff Wheeler, Scottea Mihelich, Charlotte Perez, Michael Perez, Mark Montoya, Sauana Martinez and Angelo Perez- his brother, Raymond (Donna) Wheeler- as well as numerous other relatives. Mr. Wheeler will lie in state on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in the Creede Cemetery in Creede, Colo. The family requests no food or flowers and asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in memory of Lloyd. The family may be contacted at 305 Lake Ave.
Wheeler, Martin W.
Martin W. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1986 - Martin W. Wheeler, 79, of Route 1, Las Animas, died Sept. 27, 1986, at his home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery. Family respectfully requests memorials to the American Cancer Society of First Church of the Nazarene through the Las Animas National Bank.
Wheeler, Quintillie J.
Quintillie J. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1987 - Quintillie J. Wheeler, 76, passed away June 14, 1987. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by two children, Loretta (Charles) McCune of Pueblo, Dorothy (Clayton) Ages of Minnesota; four grandchildren, Janet Bowman, Montey Ages, Bonnie Kerns, Debra Ages; four great-grandchildren, Charles Atkins, Janelle Bowman, Andy Bowman and Manyon Ages. She also is survived by one brother, James (Lucille) Randall of Oklahoma; three sisters, Thelma Cockrell of Oklahoma, Darlene (James) McQuay of Texas, Arlene Randall; and numerous other relatives. Mrs. Wheeler was born on Feb. 1, 1911, in Okarcha, Okla., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 32 years. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.
Wheeler, Roy B.
Roy B. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2004 - Roy B. Wheeler, 89, passed away May 22, 2004. Survived by his wife, Thelma of the family home; daughters, Carol Ann Wheeler of Pueblo and Janet (Don) Honey of La Junta; grandchildren, Jace (Lesli) Honey, Keo (Jennifer) Honey, Cassie (Brian) Elder and Rory Wheeler; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, stepmother; and two sisters, Ruth Bode and Ethel Fishback. Born to Oscar and Mary Wheeler, Aug. 24, 1914, in Pueblo. Roy and Thelma were married on July 4, 1941, and celebrated 63 years of marriage. They were former residents of La Junta, where Roy was a member of the Euclid Lodge No. 64, AF&AM. He worked for the Keebler Co. as a cookie salesman until his retirement, was an avid Broncos fan, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, with the Rev. Suzanne L. D'Spain officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Arkansas Valley Hospice through the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff at University Park Care Center for their care, love and support for Roy and his family.
Ruth Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Ruth Wheeler, 91, of Las Animas passed away at her home, Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at the Church of Christ in Las Animas. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.
Wheeler, Wilburn L.
Wilburn L. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2003 - Wilburn L. Wheeler, 68, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2003. He was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Post, Texas. He moved to Colorado after his graduation from Post High School in 1953. Wilburn first worked for the state of Colorado for the State Highway Department. In 1960, he joined the Colorado State Patrol. In 1978, he was one of four officers selected to start a new section within the patrol as a technician with the Auto Theft and Drug Interdiction Unit. He retired in 1994 with Badge No. 1. His wife, Anna Marie survives him. They were married Friday, July 13, 1956, and would have celebrated their 47th anniversary this year. Also survived by children, Brian (Janet) of Grand Junction, Brenda (Raymond) Hintz and Bruce of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandy (Eric) Hanna of Pueblo, Brian Kenneth Wheeler of Avondale, Laurice, Daniel and David Hintz of Pueblo, and Keith (Nicole) Leech of Grand Junction; great-grandchildren, Jaycee, Kacee, Lacee, Austin and Brenden; extended family, Terri Monroe-Wheeler of Avondale, Michelle (Robert) Dalrymple of Pueblo; two brothers, three sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. A son, Bret preceded him in death in 1995. He will be missed. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home office to Dreams For Kids in his memory.
Wheelock, Anna S.
Anna Susan Wheelock - Huerfano World - July 7, 1994 - Anna Susan Wheelock, 88, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, June 29, 1994 in Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient. Born Sept. 4, 1905 in Trinidad, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Caroline Graf Kane. Survivors include her husband, Walter, Walsenburg; three sisters, Blanche McKeown, California, Carrie Oberosler, Trinidad and Gertrude McDonald, Raton, NM. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Tuesday. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Wheelock, George W. Jr.
George W. Wheelock Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - George W. Wheelock Jr. passed away Feb. 1, 2002, in Pueblo. George was born June 14, 1944, in Washington, Kan., to George and Audrey Wheelock. He attended schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., before moving to Sidney, Neb., where he graduated in 1962. In 1963 he married Marie Valdez and was a cook at the Sidney East Side Cafe until they moved to Pueblo in 1965. In Pueblo, George was employed as a security guard at the Colorado State Hospital for 35 years before retiring in 2001. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and off-road racing with his friends Kenny Gomez, Fernando and Elfido Salazar, Henry Evans, Edolph Borrego and Andy Phillips. He served as a volunteer at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union for 20 years. George served on the credit committee from 1982 to 1993 and was elected to the board of directors in 1994. At the time of his death, George was chairman of the board of directors, having served in that position since 1997. He also served as chairman of the asset liability management (ALM) committee. He was a very dedicated and active volunteer who was committed to serving the credit union and their membership. His fellow board and committee members, the management and staff of the credit union and members of Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union will sadly miss his leadership, his dedication and his friendship. George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marie Teresa Valdez Wheelock; and brothers-in-law, Dennis Gasseling and Orland "Tiny" Prentice. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Marie Carillo Wheelock, of Kansas, and Denise (Roque) Estrada, of Texas, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings, Sheila (Roger) Conley, of Nebraska, Kathy Prentice, of Kansas, Cindy Golden, of Nebraska, Sandra Wheelock, of Nebraska, Jim (Sue) Wheelock, of Sterling, Colo., Beth (Duane) Kind, of Nebraska, Mary (John) Weber, of Georgia, John (Lisa) Wheelock, of Nebraska, Robert Wheelock, of Oklahoma, and Tim (Lisa) Wheelock, of Nebraska; 27 nieces and nephews; 29 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great niece. No viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment of the cremated remains will be in Potter Cemetery, Potter, Neb.
Whelan, Anna Barbara
Anna Barbara Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1939 - Anna Barbara Whelan, at 1530 Claremont Monday evening. Mother of Dey F. Whelan and Mrs. George Stevenson of Pueblo; Arthur of California and Jack of Nevada. Grandmother of Arleen, Robert, Marjorie Ann and Charleen, Cousin of Tena Mongerson of Paxico, Kan. Member of St. Frances Xavier church and the War Mothers. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1939 - Mrs. Anna B. Whelan time of services to be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1939, Mrs. Anna B. Whelan, services Rouch chapel Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The War Mothers will give their service at the grave in Roselawn cemetery.
Whelan, Jack H.
Jack H. Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1950 - Jack H. Whelan, resident of Pueblo until his removal to California about twenty-five years ago, passed away in Los Angeles Sunday. Brother of Arthur Whelan of Los Angeles, Mrs. George S. Stevenson and Dey F. Whelan, Pueblo. Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. The remains of Mr. Whelan will arrive in Pueblo Wednesday and the time of service and interment will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1950 - H. Jack Whelan. Private graveside services Roselawn cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m. Friends are requested to kindly omit flowers.
John Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1955 - John Whelan, Sept. 22. Brother of Mrs. Kathleen Harris, Mrs. Mamie Slimmer, Mrs. Helen Mark Burris and T. H. Whelan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1955. Requiem Mass Monday St. Patrick Church 9 a.m. To Roselawn.
Whelan, Richard Francis
Richard Francis Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Richard Francis Whelan, age 19, died Thursday at the family home, 1528 Routt Ave. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen No. 7111 and an active member of St. Francis Xavier church. He is survived by his mother. The body is being cared for at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home and the funeral announcements will be made later.
Whelan, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah Whalen, 68, of 1131 Elm, Dec. 8, at local hospital. Mother of Mrs. Kathleen [Kathrine] Harris, Mrs. Mayme [Mamie] Slimmer, John Whalen, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Helen Burris, Gardena, Calif., and Thomas Whalen, Fort Logan. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Sarah E. Whalen services Thursday, 8:30 a.m., our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home], 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. To Roselawn.
Thomas Whelan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - Thomas Whelan, 65, of 1131 Elm street, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. Mr. Whelan was a resident of Pueblo for the past 60 years and a member of St. Patrick's church. He was an employee of the southside water works and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Whelan; two sons, Thomas and John; three daughters, Mrs. R. B. Burris, Mrs. George Simmer [Slimmer], and Catherine Whelan, all of Pueblo. Funeral announcements will be made alter by the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - The funeral of Thomas Whelan will take place Saturday at 7:30 a.m. from the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel and at 8 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Recitation of the Holy Rosary Friday at 7 p.m. in the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel. Interment in Roselawn.
Whetstone, Florence E.
Florence E. Whetstone - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Funeral - Miss Florence E. Whetstone, Saturday Nov. 29 at Denver. Daughter of Mrs. Delia E. Whetstone, Pueblo, Elbert D. Whetstone, Denver. Sister of Mrs. Ray McIntyre, Mrs. Stanley Ryan Jr., and Loren Whetstone, Pueblo, Mrs. Steve Kanos, Forrest and Elbert Whetstone of Denver, Mrs. Blaine Sickels, Boulder, Colo. Attended the First Methodist church in Pueblo. Member of Adah chapter No. 34, O.E.S. Service Tuesday 3 p.m. Howard mortuary, East Denver. Chapter No. 123 O.E.S. will conduct services. To Crown Hill Memorial Park. Davis Mortuary.
Mary Whetstone - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2003 - Mary Whetstone, 81, born Sept. 11, 1921, passed away June 12, 2003. Preceded in death by her son, Gerald Allen Turner; husband, Loren Whetstone; first husband, George Robert Turner; and grandson, Ricky James Turner. She is survived by her children, Robert (Sandy) Turner, Judy (Ed) Ruehlen, Rebecca Sue Conine, Charles Leonard Turner and Loren Whetstone Jr. Grandmother of K. Andrew (Shani) Turner, Allan A. (Patty) Turner, Rachelle B. (Tony) Rodman-Huckabey, Ronald L. (Lisa) Ruehlen, Debra Kay (Mike) Simmers, Leslie Sue (Jack) Oreskovich, Breeann Jones, Zachary Johnson, Tawny Turner and C.J. Turner. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Mann and Lequita Hull; and brother, Allen Feaster. Mary enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was very creative, especially the handmade quilts she made for her children. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a loving person. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family would like to thank University Park Care Center and Life Care Center of Pueblo for their wonderful care of Mary.
William Whiles - Huerfano World - July 18, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1905: William Whiles, father of Superintendent Ernest H. Whiles, was killed in a mining accident in the Rocky Mountain mine. [Editor's Note: William Whiles died July 17, 1905. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 18, 1905, Page 1.]
Dr. Cephas Whipple – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 7, 1878 – Dr. Cephas Whipple died at Chico yesterday morning at the residence of his son, C. S. Whipple, formerly of this city. Dr. Whipple was an asthmatic, and came to Pueblo four years ago for the benefit of this health, which greatly improved during his residence here, and his death is more attributable to the natural affirmities of age than to any particular form of disease. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for over thirty years, and leaves a son and three daughters - the latter residing in Wisconsin.
Whisel, Darcy E.
Darcy E. Whisel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2000 - Darcy E. Whisel, 48, passed away March 17, 2000. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.
Whitaker, Carolyn Rachel
Carolyn Rachel Chavez Whitaker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1987 - Carolyn Rachel Chavez Whitaker, 212 E. 52nd Ave., Denver, departed this life June 6, 1987, at Denver General Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1940, in Pueblo she was employed by the Cherry Creek Inn. Survived by her children, Michael Robert Dunn, Denver, Dolores (Frank) Medina, Pueblo, Diane Oliver (Michael) Carson, Janet Steele, both of Denver; stepchildren, Bobby, Jackie, Vida Whitaker, all of Denver; two sisters, Becky (Richard) DeHerrera, Delphine (Donald) Medina, both of Pueblo; brother, Frank (Ruth) Chavez, Englewood; two stepsisters, Pauline Sisneros, Denver, Frances Gerone, and brother, Gilbert Montoya, both of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; devoted friends, David and Emma "Squeaky" Moore, Grand Junction; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Thursday, both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2119 E. Fifth, home of Elizabeth Gurule.
Whitaker, L. D.
L. D. Whitaker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Died - L. D. Whitaker, age 57 years, died at a local hospital July 23. He is survived by his brother, A.W. Whitaker of Memphis, Tenn. The body is being cared for at the United Vories parlors. Funeral announcement later.
Whitcomb, Nona Hazel
Nona Hazel Camp Provost Whitcomb - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2007 - Nona Hazel Camp Provost Whitcomb passed away Oct. 15, 2007, and is survived by two children, Calvin (Tommie) Provost of Charleston, S.C. and Darlene (Howard) Ealey of Rye, Colo. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Stephanie (Steven) Weatherspoon, Jeffrey (Felicia) Provost, Ronnie (Jill) Provost, David (April) Provost, Robert Provost, Shauna (Chauncy) Bjork, Melissa (Eric) Bringhurst, Melanie (Ryan) Smith, Stacy (Kurt) Oaks, and Amanda (Anthony) Vermillion; twelve great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lizzie, Gordon, Ben, and Claire Weatherspoon, Jeffrey Provost, Preston and Parker Smith, Chloe and Emily Bjork, Olivia and Carley Bringhurst; two sisters, Audrey Neill and Elaine (Leroy) Doudy; and brother, Eldon "Bud" (Eleanor) Camp; special uncles and aunt, Horace Rumsey, Leonard and Mildred Rumsey; and many nephews and nieces. Nona was born March 2, 1929, in Romeo, Colo., to Clarence and Zettie Rumsey Camp who preceded her in death. She married Moine L. Provost in 1946 and they resided with their children in the San Luis Valley until moving to Pueblo in 1958. Moine preceded her in death in 1973. She married second husband, Wayne E. Whitcomb in 1979 who also preceded her in death in 2002. Nona worked at the Valley Courier newspaper while living in the San Luis Valley. She proudly received two consecutive college degrees from SCSC in 1970: an RN degree as well as a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science. She worked at the Colorado State Hospital, Children's Center, first as a psychiatric technician and later as head RN, retiring in 1979, and had many special friends with whom she still kept in touch. She also had many special friends in her Penguin Club with whom she swam and shared many fun-filled luncheons. A lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Pueblo Ward for 50 years, she served the church in many different capacities and loved giving of herself. Her family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Vialpando and wife Debbie who cared so well for her for over 25 years, Dr. Lane, all the many caring staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on 4700, the Wound Care Center staff who went above and beyond for her, the respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and transport staff, the wonderful home health nurses of Centura Health at Home for making her as comfortable as possible through the last four months. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pueblo Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood, conducted by Bishop Tony Roberts. A short viewing will be held at the church 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Whitcomb, Wayne E.
Wayne E. Whitcomb - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 76, passed away Jan. 14, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 11, 1925, in Lincoln, Neb., to Frank and Elva Whitcomb, who preceded him along with brothers, William and Robert, and a sister, Lorrie Rhodes. Survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Nona Whitcomb; children, Ron (Chrissy) Olson of Wisconsin, Calvin (Tommie) Provost of South Carolina, Darlene (Howard) Ealey of Rye, Colo.; grandchildren, Aaron, Stephanie (Steven), Jeffrey (Felicia), Robert, Ronnie (Amanda), David, Shauna (Chauncy), Melissa, Melanie (Ryan), Amanda; and four great-grandchildren; aunt, Mable Meeske of Nebraska; and brother, Jack (Audrey) Shinn of Idaho. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in his name through the funeral home office. A special thanks to Dr. Vialpando and the staff at Life Care Center.
White, Amelia Elizabeth
Amelia Elizabeth White - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1997 - Amelia Elizabeth White, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away in her Pueblo home on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, following a short illness. She was 88. She was born in Burlingame, Kan., on Oct. 16, 1908, to Q.V. and Theodore Henry Bierman, and had three brothers, Jake, Theodore and Carl, all of whom have preceded her in death. At age 10 she moved to Wichita and lived there until 1925, when she moved to Pueblo. She graduated from Central High School and at age 17 she applied to become a nurse at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, working there as a private and general duty nurse. After graduating from nurse's training and passing the state board exam, she traveled to Chicago for additional training. She also participated in the Work Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1932, working as a nurse in Monte Vista, Colo. She served as a nurse through the 1930s. She married Johnny Ryan, a switch tender and switchman on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, on Dec. 17, 1932. He died in a railroad accident on March 24, 1948. She married Glenn Robert White, a CF&I employee for 30 years, on April 11, 1949, in Colorado Springs. He preceded her in death in 1977. Since 1937, she had lived in her home on Harvard Avenue. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is survived by four daughters, Beth (Robert) Cochran, Joyce (Merlin) Daberkow, Sharon (Chuck) Ferguson and Sidnee (Greg) Brummett, all of Pueblo, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that donations be sent to Trinity Lutheran School in memory of Amelia White. The family may be contacted at 196 Harvard Ave. in Pueblo. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.
White, Andrillita M.
Andrillita M. White - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 20, 1997 - Andrillita M. White, 90, a retired performer and homemaker, died Dec. 14, 1996, in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum. Mrs. White was born April 11, 1906, in Walsenburg to Emilio and Rosenda (Hurtado) Chavez, who are deceased. She is survived by a brother, Sammy Bara of Monte Vista. Mrs. White lived in Colorado Springs from 1958 to 1961.
White, Archie A.
Archie A. White - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1986 - Archie A. White, 76, longtime Las Animas resident, died Aug. 9, 1986, in Fort Collins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Griffy-Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.
White, Clarice Marie Lee
Clarice Marie Lee White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - Clarice Marie Lee White, 64, departed this life May 31, 2002, in an Aurora Nursing Center. Born March 16, 1938, in Waco, Texas, she was retired from Pueblo School District 60. She also was a CNA. Preceded in death by parents, William and Clara Belle Hackworth Lee. Survived by her children, Jacquline White, Bruce (Annette) White, Lori White Johnson, Bertram (Eva) White, Veronica White Brooks, Shelia (Michael Thomas) White; siblings, Evelyn (Horace) Vonner, Ruby McClyde, Elno (Judge) McDonald, Rosia Pratt, Patricia Mance, Annie Harris, Bobby Lee, Shelly Lee; an uncle, Haywood Alton; grandchildren, LaKisha Gresham, Maurice White, Tia White, Danielle White, Tiphanie Thomas, Alisha Johnson, Natosha Thomas, Janette Stanley, Wesely White, Reniece Johnson and Kassaundra Brooks; former husband, Willie White; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Eighth Street Baptist Church. Rev. Stev Mack officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Cole Cassian White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2006 - Cole Cassian White, Our Little Angel, passed away Nov. 6, 2006. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Mary Garcia, Mildred V. Baker, James L. (Irene) White, Paul (Agapita) Garcia, Felipe (Ausencia) Godinez. Survived by his parents, Victor Damien and Paulette Marie White; brother, Zachary Paul Baker; sisters, Micaela Marie Baker and Carly Ryan Baker; grandparents, James L. (Beverly) White; aunts and uncles, Ranald (Linda), James W. (Noel) White, Paul, Rick (Kathy), Pat (Melissa), Chris (Theresa) Garcia, Cecily (Bob) Donovan; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at 5131 Sonoma Drive after the service.
Crum White - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1932 - Crum White, of 1740 East Fourth street, brother of L. J. White, uncle of Mrs. Thomas Mohole of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Minnie Morrow and Valentine Morrow of Denver, Mrs. Edna Soloman of Wenatchee, Wash. Services Friday, 2 p.m. chapel.
Daniel White - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 11, 1919 - Daniel White, age 64, a farmer residing near Pueblo, in the Vineland district, was instantly killed when he was struck by a Missouri Pacific passenger train near his home.
White, Daniel L.
S-Sgt. Daniel L. White - Huerfano World - June 7, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1945: Reported killed in action are Pfc. Bernard Duran of Butte Valley and S-Sgt. Daniel L. White, Walsenburg.
White, Donald E.
Donald E. White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Donald E. White of Pueblo, passed away May 21, 2000. Mr. White was a carpenter by trade and spent his entire lifetime working at his chosen profession. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion and VFW No. 61. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pauline; children, Donna Furrer, Nancy (Butch) LaDuke, Mary Ann (Elmer) Towner, Rocky L. (Robin L.) White, Carey (Norman) Labbe and Terry (Benny) Hill; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four brothers; one sister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral home from 2 until 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow interment at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh.
White, Edwin T.
Edwin T. White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Edwin T. White, born June 19, 1939. passed away May 15, 2006, following a brief illness with cancer. Predeceased by parents, Katherine, Russell (Helen) White; son, Mikie Shiplet; in-laws, Fred, Dorothy and Freddie Lee Haling. Survived by wife, Shirley J. White; children, Kim Pike, Tracy (Jim) Sullivan; grandchildren, Kris (Ryan), Keli (Sean), B.J. (Raquel) and Cory; great-granddaughter, Tegan; brother, Steve (Terry) White; brother-in-law, Bill Haling. Ed worked in Purchasing for Parkview Hospital. He enjoyed fishing, his canine companion, Toby, and took great pride in keeping his home and yard in tiptop shape. Ed will be deeply missed by many friends, family and co-workers. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to Frontier Hospice, with a special thank you to all at Frontier Hospice and Pueblo Extended Care. Per Ed's request, no services; cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Family Home.
White, Elmo W.
Elmo W. White - Huerfano World - August 13, 1987 - This Week in La Veta History - 1957: Elmo W. White, 68, died at his La Chacra Lodge in Cuchara Camps. [Editor's Note: Elmo W. White died August 10, 1957. Obituary listed World Independent, August 12, 1957, Page 1.]
Frank White - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Age 93, of Del Norte, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Del Norte.
White, Frank E.
Frank E. White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Frank E. White, 84, passed away July 6, 1998. Survived by his wife, Rose White, of the family home- and children, Patricia J. White, Denver, Mary (Dennis) Cornell, Pueblo- and their children, Dane and Drew, Norma (Mel) Hale, and Charles (Leslie) Chigro. Also survived by brothers, Bernard O. (Margaret) White, and George J. (Stella) White- numerous grandchildren- nieces- nephews- and other relatives and friends. Mr. White was a World War II U.S. Air Corp Veteran, who worked as a fireman for the city of Pueblo retiring in 1964, and was also retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He was Past President of the Senior Coalition Action Network and American Association for Retired Persons, and was a member of the Civil Service Commission, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, National Council for Senior Citizens and the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation, Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 2 p.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Pueblo YMCA or the American Heart Association.
White, Frederick W. Jr.
Fred W. White Jr. – Durango Democrat – May 16, 1903 – Fred W. White, Jr., Passes Away – Well Known Newspaper Man of Pueblo a Victim of Kidney Trouble – Pueblo, May 15 – Fred W. White, Jr., manager of the Star-Journal, and a former well known newspaper man of Denver, Colorado Springs and Leadville, died at the St. Mary sanitarium, aged 33 (38?) years, at 5.15 o'clock this morning. Mr. White was stricken with typhoid fever about ten weeks ago and up to two weeks ago was said to be recovering. Kidney trouble developed at that time, and his decline was slow and gradual. Mr. White was the son of Frederick W. White, the well known dramatic critic and newspaper writer of the Denver Post. He is survived by a wife and two small children, also a mother, father, three brothers and two sisters, residing in Denver. The remains will be sent to Denver tomorrow morning and the burial will take place there on Saturday afternoon. Wray Rattler - May 22, 1903 - Frederick W. White, Jr., manager of the Pueblo Star-Journal, died at St. Mary's hospital in Pueblo, May 4th, after a ten-weeks' illness of typhoid fever.
Helen (Lavon) White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2001 - Helen Lavon White, from Wrangell, Alaska, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2001, from an extended illness with cancer. She was at their second home in Seattle, Wash., being attended by family. Lavon was born in Garden City, Kan. on Feb. 15, 1931, raised and married in Pueblo, Colo., and moved to Wrangell, Alaska, in 1968 with her husband, Clifford White. They were married 52 years, with a son, Mark White, residing in Pueblo, and a daughter, Diane Lightner, in Wrangell. Lavon is also survived by grandchildren, Amanda, James and Jillian White; brother, Kenneth Hopper; sister, MaryEllen Hopper; and stepmother, Alma Hopper, all in Colorado. In Colorado, Lavon was active as a swimming instructor and swim team coach at the YWCA Pueblo. She was awarded a trophy in 1968 for highest performance per swimmer for her team at the citywide competitions in Pueblo. Her teams were noted for having high achievers as individual performers, even though the team size was small. Lavon was typical of the type of woman that you would expect to meet in Alaska. She loved the outdoors, was self-motivated, fun to be with and turned work into pleasure. She was an accomplished artist, having won several awards for her paintings, and known for her work as an Alaskan artist and teacher. Memorial services will be held in Wrangell, with arrangements pending.
Howard White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1986 - Howard White, 67, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of 1916 Driftwood, Pueblo, entered into eternal life, June 23, 1986. Survived by wife, Mary; two sons, Bill White, Dayton, Ohio; and Howard Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Kathryn Michael, Wixom, Mich.; and Opal (Ralph) Mitchell, Pueblo; brother-in-law, James Steinle, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including Frank Ben Mitchell of 14 Purdue, Pueblo; and many close friends and neighbors. Howard served overseas during World War II. He was employed as a crane man at CF&I for 28 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church for many years. Predeceased by parents, Frank and Ruby White; sister, Dorothy Steinle, 66, passed away May 20, 1986. Services pending in Greenville, Ohio. Contributions may be made in Howard's name to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo.
Irene White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Irene White, a Pueblo resident since 1932, late of 1029 W. 14th, passed away June 29, 1986. Mrs. White attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the P.E.R.A. and the A.A.R.P. She is survived by her husband, James L. White, to whom she would have been married for 54 years, June 30, 1986; one son, James L. (Beverly) White of Pueblo; three grandson, Victor, Ranald, and Warren White; two sisters, Alice Stallons and Commie West, both of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Dr. David E. Horton of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the American Lung Association, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 301 Dupps Ave.
White, Irene J.
Irene J. White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2000 - Irene J. White, 89, passed away Nov. 9, 2000, in Pueblo. Among her survivors is her daughter, Theona (William) Keller of Pueblo. Services will be held in Augusta, Kan.
White, James C.
James C. White - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - James C. White, 71, Bellvue, Colo., and formerly of Pueblo, died April 11, 1987. He was a trucker and foreman for Weicker Transportation and Storage in Denver. Prior to that he worked in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California and other states as a miner. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Bellvue. He is survived by wife, Edith White, Bellvue; daughter, Gloria Jean Sawin, Vanita, Okla.; stepdaughters, Polly Anne Bergtold, Gaithersburg, Md., and Evelyn R. Harris, Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, Fishburn White, Odessa, Texas; sisters, Norm a Grace Paden, and Cathleen Wylie, both of Denver; a grandchild, and three step-grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Goodrich Chapel, with John Horton officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Cemetery, Pueblo.
White, Janelle L.
Janelle L. White - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1998 - Janelle L. White, 39, born April 6, 1959, passed away Sept. 29, 1998. Survived by her husband, Robert White- sons, Brodie and Cody White- daughter, Jodi White- parents, Dean and Norma Parkhurst- father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Frances White- brother, Marty (Nanci) Parkhurst, all of Pueblo- and sister, Donna (Martin) Gray of Murray, Utah. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Janelle White Cancer Research Fund at US Bank. Visitation, Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.
White, Jefferson D.
Jefferson D. (Buck) White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1999 - Jefferson D. (Buck) White, 91, of Pueblo, born June 11, 1907, passed away Jan. 6, 1999. Predeceased by wives, Margaret Morgan White, in 1948, and Joann Nelson White in 1988- and by nine sisters and three brothers. Survived by daughter, Patricia (Russell) Weiler- and grandchildren, Russell (Karen) Weiler, Peggy (Ron) Mullin and Nancy (Jerry) Sutton. Also survived by brothers, Lonny White, Pearcy, Ark., and Clyde White of Squaw Valley, Calif.- great-grandchildren, Jamie and Robby Mullin, Molly and Matt Weiler, and Christopher and Amanda Sutton. He came to Colorado in 1925 and worked for 42 years to retire from CF&I, open hearth. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Meals on Wheels. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
White, John B.
John B. White - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1991 - John B. White passed away Nov. 18, 1991, at his home in Gulnare, Colo. Arrangements are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1991 - John B. White passed away Nov. 18, 1991, at his home in Gulnare. He was born March 3, 1924, in Meeker, Colo.; John has resided in Gulnare for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, Anita, of Gulnare; one son, Jack McKinnley of New Mexico; four daughters, Anita and Laheeta White, both of Gulnare, and Cindy and Penny McKinnley; two brothers, Charles (Jenalee) White of California, Joe (Margie) White of Canon City; four sisters, Annie (Stanley) Moore of Pueblo, Georgie (Richard) Meadows of Springfield, Colo., Marie Terpning, and Barbara (Willis) Cole, both of Oregon, as well as his brother-in-law, Don Horn of Pueblo. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davies Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 1991, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church officiating.
White, John B. Jr.
John B. White Jr. - Huerfano World - December 21, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1943: Mrs. John B. White Jr. of Walsenburg was given a Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for her husband who is missing in action in Europe.
White, John Mason
John Mason White – Knoxville News Sentinel – July 3, 2004 - John Mason White, age 65 passed away suddenly on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was retired and enjoyed being Santa's helper, genealogy research and was an avid woodworker. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald W. and Lillian B. White of Pueblo; Brother Charles D.; Daughter Kesia Marie and grand daughter Shelli C. Sears. His is survived by his wife of 27 1/2 years, Colleen C.; Daughter Vikki Lynn Green of Knoxville; Daughter RaeDeene Taylor of California; Son John M. II of Oregon; son Kevin P. of Washington; son Shawn D. of Washington; son William M. of Washington and son Aaron C. of Oregon; 2 Brothers, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many dear friends and relatives. The family will hold a private memorial service in Corryton, TN on Sunday July 4, 2004. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in Memory of Mr. White. Arrangements made by Cremation Options, Inc., Knoxville, 865-693-2273.
White, Katheryn L.
Katheryn L. White - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1987 - Katheryn L. White of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with her Lord unexpectedly Dec. 21, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She was born June 24, 1929, in Brighton, Mo., and settled in Pueblo with her parents in 1934. She was the eldest surviving charter member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pueblo. She retired with 35 years of career employment from Mountain Bell Telephone Company in 1982. Since that time, she had served as a volunteer Blue Lady in the Parkview Episcopal Hospital Auxiliary. She was a past president of the telephone employees' Pioneers organization and served on the board of directors for the Decibel Credit Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby C. White, in 1963. She is survived by her daughter, Renee M (Bruce) Watkins, and her two grandchildren, Catheryn and Bobby Watkins, who currently are residing in Germany. She also was preceded in death by her father, Archie T. Hamm, in 1970. She is survived by her mother, Hazel L. Hamm; her brothers and sisters, Bobbi L. (Otto) Laursen, George T. Hamm, Rex L. (Donna) Hamm, Aline I. Degolier, Elmer L. Hamm of Greeley, Colo., Patricia D. (Carl) Home, James A. Hamm; and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In honor of Katheryn's request, there will be no ceremony or services. The family may be contacted at 1612 E. 15th St., home of her mother, Hazel L. Hamm.
White, Larry A.
Larry A. White - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2006 - Larry A. White, 66, passed away on July 22, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife of 17 years, Anita; stepchildren, Tom Kalesti and Chris (Dave) Martinez; sister, Shirley Bacon; brother, Jim (Linda) White; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.
Mrs. Lourinda White - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 1914 - Dies at age of 94 - Mrs. Lourinda White Passes Away as Result of Inhaling Smoke from Fire - Mrs. Lourinda White, probably the oldest woman in Pueblo County, died last night at the home of her son east of Pueblo at the age of 94 years. Not only was she of extreme age, but she was also one of the oldest settlers of this county and city coming here in 1868. She resided in Pueblo for a period of six years, afterwards moving to the large cattle ranch, where she has since resided. The death of Mrs. White was largely due to exposure during a fire of several weeks ago which destroyed the ranch house of her son, Crum White. She inhaled some of the smoke before being removed from the building and never recovered from its effects. The deceased was a member of the Baptist church for a number of years. She is survived by four sons and one daughter, T. T. White, R. C. White, L. C. White, L. J. White and Mrs. Maude Looney, all of whom reside in Pueblo County on ranches. The remains were removed from the ranch to McCarthy's Undertaking parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1914 - Mrs. Lourinda White - The funeral will take place Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCarthy funeral chapel. Rev. W. T. Hilton will conduct the service. Interment will be in the family lot at the North Side cemetery.
White, Mary Alicia
Mary Alicia White - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Mary Alicia White received by the Lord on May 26, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 15, 1935, in Pueblo, to Joseph and Maria Valdez, who preceded her along with her loving husband, Dick White; son, Herbert Joseph White; sisters, Theresa Cheshire, Helen King; and stepbrother, Fidel Valdez. Survived by her children, Cindi (Rex) Childers, Dick (Loretta) White Jr., Rodney White, Tracy (Duane) Ammeter Sr., Bob White; grandchildren, Clint, Marene, Amanda, Natalie, Duane Jr., Shelby; siblings, Joe (Frances) Valdez, Pime (Sally) Valdez, Mike Valdez, Ann Ryan, Esther Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Mary will be missed greatly by her family after her courageous battle against cancer. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory through the funeral home office.
White, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth White - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2000 - Mary Elizabeth White, 70, passed away Oct. 4, 2000, in Canon City. Survived by loving husband of 55 years, George White. Also survived by children, Susan (George) Kratzer, Dennis (DJ) White and Donna (John) Galvagni; grandchildren, Frank (Sheila) Wirch, Robert Wirch, Rebecca White, Jenny-Rose and Bridget White; great-grandchildren, Emerauld, Fransesca and Madeleine Wirch. Preceded in death by parents, H.F. "Pete" and Bertie Hale; brother, Clifford Moore; daughter, Linda C. Richardson; father and mother-in-law, Ted and Omega White. Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose love and caring will be sadly missed by all whom she touched. Viewing Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Graveside service Monday, 3 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West through the funeral home office.
White, Millye C.
Millye C. White - Dominion Post - November 1, 2003 - Morgantown, WV - Millye C. White, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and came here in 1952, from Trinidad, Colo. She was co-owner and operator of the Star Motel on Fourth Street in St. Petersburg. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Millard C. White of St. Petersburg, formerly of Kingwood; one son James R. Coyle, of Atlanta, Ga., daughter-in-law, Donna O. Coyle, and two granddaughters, Hannah L. Coyle and Elizabeth A. Coyle, of Gilbert, S.C. She is also survived by a stepdaughter and husband, Carole and Clem White, of St. Petersburg, step-granddaughter and husband, Donna and Robert Story, and step-great grandson, Matthew Story, of Oviedo, Fla. and nieces and nephews. Mrs. White was preceded in death by Rembert Coyle, her first husband of 40 years. Visitation is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9:30-11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, followed by the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church for the Millye C. White Memorial Fund.
White, Perry Michael
Perry Michael White – Pueblo Chieftain – September 29, 2006 - Perry Michael White went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2006. Mike was born May 18, 1955, in Pueblo, one of five children to Columbus J. and Josephine V. White. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam. Mike was preceded in death by his father and sisters, Sharon and Sheila. His survivors include his children, Christopher and Columbus; daughter, Angela Michelle; mother, Josephine; sister, Tammy; and brother, Geron; as well as grandchildren, Kylie, Alison and Sydni; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. An informal gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Truly a symbol, there is no limit to what you can do. Mike survived an injury that should have taken his life 15 years ago, yet he rose above his affliction and paralysis to live his life with his children and leave behind a legacy. We love you Dad.
White, Richard Robert
Richard Robert White - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1987 - Richard Robert White, 54, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on April 26, 1987. Mr. White is survived by his wife, Mary Alice White; five children, Cynthia Lee (Warner) Jamnik of Pueblo, Richard Robert (Loretta) White Jr. of Montrose, Rodney Curtis White, Tracy Ann (Duane) Ammeter, all of Pueblo, Robert James White, originally of Pueblo, stationed in Japan at USAF; and four grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters, Martha Auge of Pittsburg, Pa., Jane Gray of Pueblo; brothers, Arthur White, Albert White, both of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert White and Margaret Dinger. He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Pittsburg, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed at CF&I as an electrician for the past 30 years. Mr. White was a member of the Church of Christ and of the Moose Lodge No. 19 in Pueblo. Visitation hours from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with Evangelist John Justin officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.
White, Robert Frank
Robert Frank White - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1998 - Robert Frank White. Robert left this life on Jan. 10, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margorie M. (Conger) White, in 1984- his grandson, Robert L. Hudson, 1970- his sister, Rae Sacshe- and brother, Harvey White. Robert was born in Nyburg, Colo., on Aug. 3, 1918, to Leslie Frank and Jessie Elizabeth (Burns) White. He was a carpenter most of his life. He worked for Highland Park Homes and Colorado City Development for many years. During World War II, he was in the Merchant Marines. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Reva and David Hudson- his brothers, Robert (Mary Anne) White, Colorado Springs, Colo., Donald (Pauline) White, Pueblo, Colo., Jerry (Arlene) White, Pueblo, and Jay D. (Joan) Vaughn, Las Vegas, Nev.- sisters, Helen Rodgers, Pueblo, Evelyn, Vicki and Gertrude White- grandchildren, David D. Hudson, Pueblo, Annette E. (Mike) Lentell, Akron, Ohio, and Sheena L. (Bruce) Taylor, Fort Lupton, Colo.- seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no services. The family can be contacted at (719) 542-2012.
White, Rose Dorothy
Rose Dorothy (Senatore) White - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2002 - Rose Dorothy (Senatore) White, 87, born Oct. 10, 1914. Lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 24, 2002. She is preceded in death by first husband, Charles Chigro Jr., 1960; second husband, Frank E. White, 1998; parents, Charles and Jennie Senatore; brothers, Ernest and Mike; sisters, Mary and Mayme. Rose is survived by children, Norma Jean (Mel) Chigro Pomeleo Hale, Charles Chigro III, Mary White-Cornell, Patricia White; daughter-in-law, Leslie Chigro; grandchildren, Leslie (Doug) Smith, Peter C. (Dianne) Pomeleo III, Paula J. (Randy) Cody, Charles (Hillary) Chigro IV, Heather Chigro, Jeremiah Hale, Elizabeth Ann Chigro, Khela Cornell, Dane Cornell, Drew Cornell, Loretta Vasile; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jordan, Joel, Elliott, Grace, Isabella, Micah, Austin, McKenzie, Collette and Chloe; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Also survived by close friends, Glenore White, Ann DePinto; and special caregiver, Michelle Ybarra. Rose was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Church. She dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed cooking for the holidays for the family gatherings. Rose was a woman of style and grace. She touched many lives with her compliments, giving heart and her special way of making everything okay... Although she enjoyed cooking, her favorite dessert was a trip to Dairy Queen for a junior vanilla cone with her son-in-law, Mel. The family she leaves behind will embrace the values, integrity and character she has instilled within them. Public viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family respectfully requests those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Rose D. White to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.
White, Unice Mae
Unice Mae “Spoon” White - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Unice Mae “Spoon” White, age 82 years, passed away Feb. 23, 2004, in Covina, Calif. Born in Beaver County, Okla., May 19, 1921. Preceded in death by her father, Tom White, mother, Myrtle Davidson and sisters, Mable Hilderbrendt of Pueblo, Colo. and Cleo Hunt of Liberal, Kan. Survived by nephew, Wilmot Gentzler of Covina, Calif. and niece, Clorinda Quick of Mesa, Ariz. and their families. A resident of Pueblo for 40 years, she was an avid bowler and a resident of California since 2001. Burial Imperial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo.
Virginia White – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Virginia “Pat” White passed away Sept. 7, 2006, in Pueblo. Pat was born Oct. 12, 1928, in Los Angeles, Calif., and had lived in Pueblo since 1944. Mrs. White was employed as a senior psych tech in the Children's Center of the Colorado State Hospital for 20 years. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary No. 3641 as well. Pat served in several organizations including Fidelity Chapter No. 144 Order of the Eastern Star, Daughter of the Nile Rumaha Temple No. 71, past president of the Supreme Order of Beauceants and Past Royal Matron of the Royal Court of Amaranth. She is survived by her husband, Jerry White of the family home; children Rodney (Pilar) White of Nevada, Dianna White of Pueblo, Sally (Ben Weigel) Rae; a brother, Alfred (Rita) Fawkes of Pueblo; sisters, Agnes Fawkes, Victoria Fawkes and Winifred Hoellig, all of California; as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. White will lie in state at the mortuary on from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, in the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heifer Funds at First Presbyterian Church.
W. White – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 2, 1872 – Retribution. An Armed Mob Enter the County Jail and Capture the Burglar White and Stretch Him Up to a Telegraph Pole. At an early hour on Tuesday morning last, a noted burglar and hotel thief who gave his name as W. White, and who, from all accounts, has plied his nefarious occupation in different parts of the country, broke into several rooms in this city and robbed the inmates of watches and money to the extent of several hundred dollars. After perpetuating the robbery the thief struck out for Denver, where he was arrested at a late hour Tuesday evening, in a Holladay street groggery, by Sheriff Cook, who had been telegraphed as to the particulars of the robbery, and instructed to keep a sharp lookout for the suspected party. On Wednesday White was brought back to this city and thrust into the county jail, nearly all of the missing property having been found upon his person. Thursday the preliminary examination of the prisoner took place before Justice Hart, and resulted in his being bound over, on seven separate indictments for burglary, larceny, etc., in the sum of $8,500 to appear for trial. He was remanded back to jail, and now, as a final addenda, or finish to the career of White, who has furnished us with so many good items, we have to report that he was taken from his cell at an early hour on Friday last, the 1st inst., by an organized vigilance committee, or mob, call it what you please, and stretched by the neck to a telegraph pole standing by the side of the public road near the court house and depot. This, at last, is the stern fate that has overtaken White, and it only remains for us to narrate the particulars, as far as they are, and probably ever will, be known. The affair was conducted very quietly and none of our citizens were aware of the ghastly tragedy, for some hours after it had happened. Sheriff Allen and Cook were down town keeping a sharp lookout for another thief who was reported in this vicinity, and knew nothing of the affair until it was all over. The jailor, Mr. Redfield, an officer of much experience and sagacity, testifies that he was sleeping in the jail, having retired about ten o'clock, a.m., he was awoke by the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs, who told him there was a mob outside, Redfield went to the door and asked “who's there,” when a voice replied, “Zack Allen, the sheriff, let us in.” Not doubting but that the voice he had heard, was Mr. Allen's and supposing that he had a prisoner, Mr. Redfield turned the key of the door and opened it, when a number of men rushed in dressed in calico and masked, and in a moment the jail was in possession of the mob. Their first act was to bind Redfield and his assistant, hand and foot; leaving them gagged and helpless on the floor. One of the men stooped over and hissed in the ear of Briggs: “lie still and you shant be hurt, but give the alarm and I'll blow your brains out!” After leaving Redfield and Briggs, the mob started for White's cell, the key of which they seemed to find without any trouble. They walked White out with his shackles on. When the miserable man reached the front entrance, and fully comprehended the terrible fate soon to be visited upon him, he turned around and desired time to pray, but this request was sternly denied. He was taken out in the darkness, the stern avengers of the law closed around him, in a solid mass, the word “forward” was given, and that was the last ever seen of White alive. Soon after the party left Redfield freed himself, and gave the alarm. Search was made at once, and the body of White was found, suspended by a stout cord to a telegraph pole, but none of the vigilantes were to be seen. Dead men tell no tales, and the ghastly corpse swaying in the chill morning air was a mute witness against the executioners. The most deplorable feature connected with the affair, is the sudden death of the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs. He was predisposed to heart disease and had been warned by his attending physician, Dr. Catterson, against all alcoholic stimulants or sudden excitement. After the mob had rescued the prisoner, Mr. Briggs became greatly excited and drank heavily. He returned to the jail about daylight and laid down, and shortly after he was discovered to be dead. The deceased was a native of Vermont, and has a wife and three children we understand, residing in Texas. He was a man of good education, aged about forty-five years and had read with a view of being admitted to the bar. The excitement produced by the capture of White, coupled with the binding &c., doubtless brought on an attack of his old complaint, and he passed away without a struggle. The deceased had many friends, and the body will be interred with befitting solemnity, while his few effects will be forwarded to his sorrowing relatives. Whether White ever made a confession will never be known, but the inference is, that he did not. Had he done so, his life might have been spared. Every indication points to the fact that the deed was committed silently and without ceremony. A rope was fastened within about three feet of the top of the telegraph pole. Through the loop of this another cord was passed, and the end attached to White's neck. The hands of the doomed man were tied behind him, while iron shackles remained upon his feet, from which the stockings and shoes had been removed. He was hauled up and literally strangled to death, and left suspended with his feet about eighteen inches from the ground. The face, which was uncovered, wore an expression of the most intense terror and agony, and was white as marble. The body was permitted to hang until about noon, and was viewed by hundreds of citizens. The hands, small and delicate as a woman's were tightly clinched, while the head, intellectually formed and covered with a profusion of light brown hair, was bowed forward upon the breast. The body was arrayed in a dark woolen overshirt, red flannel undershirt and drawers, and a pair of common check pants. Finally the corpse was cut down under the direction of the coroner, Dr. Thombs, and an inquest held, resulting in the following verdict: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned, jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful enquiries in respect and upon the dead body of W. White, hanging dead to a telegraph pole, in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and Territory of Colorado. We, the said jurors upon our oaths do say, that the said W. White, came to his death by being hanged to a telegraph pole, by some person or persons, to us unknown. P. K. Dotson, John Peabody, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, G. H. Hobson, C. P. Peabody. Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872. An inquest was also held upon the body of A. W. Briggs, and the cause of his death returned as follows: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect and upon the dead body of A. W. Briggs, lying in the county jail of Pueblo county, said jail being situated in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and territory of Colorado; we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say, that the said A. W. Briggs came to his death by disease of the heart, said death being prematurely hastened by excessive excitement and drink. P. K. Dotson, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, C. P. Peabody, G. H. Hobson, John Peabody, Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872. While all of our citizens regret the occurrence, yet the popular impression seems to be that White has only received his just deserts. Of late many outrages have been committed with impunity in this section of country, and it was necessary that a terrible example be made. However much we may regret that such a proceeding has occurred in a civilized community, yet we realize that the effect cannot be otherwise than satisfactory. White was a curse, not only to himself, but to the community in general, and the record of his past career will atone in a great measure for the sudden and deep damnation of his taking off. We only hope that such a tragedy will never again occur in the history of Pueblo, and that the evil doers will be warned by his sad fate to forsake the paths of sin, and lead honest lives.
William White - Wray Rattler - December 21, 1901 - Lawrence Hex, a negro, on trial at Pueblo for the murder of Lizzie Alley and William White, both colored, was found guilty by the jury, who also agreed upon the death penalty. His was the first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since the enactment of the capital punishment law.
Whited, Charles Jr.
Charles "Vern" Whited Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2005 - Charles "Vern" Whited Jr., 70, passed away June 6, 2005. Survived by his wife, Geraldine Whited; children, Marie Alana (Michael) Hall of Grandview, Wash., Stephanie "Stevy" Whited of Pueblo and Linda Kathleen (fiancé, Chris Kuhrt) Whited of Aurora; sister, Betty Nelle Flanders of Burlington, Wisc.; and grandchildren, Noelle, Vicki and Steven Hall. Preceded in death by his parents, Nellie Viola and Charles Vern Whited Sr.; and sister, Eleanor Louise Jantzen. Vern was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired as parts manager for Diodosio Pontiac after many years of service. Vern enjoyed watching the Silver Mountain Bluegrass Fiddlers perform. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home after the interment. Those who desire may make memorials to a charity of choice through the funeral home.
Whited, Geraldine Marie
Geraldine Marie Whited - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Geraldine Marie Whited, age 83, passed away April 19, 2000. Survived by her husband, H. Vern Whited; and children, Michael (Elaine) Whited, Thomas Whited and Patricia (Billy) Robinson; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three sons, Vern, Joseph and Timothy Whited; and sister, Una Edwards. Also survived by sister, Joanne Carey; and brother, Wilbur (Betty) Hardin. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Monday, 2 p.m., Grace Community Church, 1405 Lane 25. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital in care of the funeral home office.
Whited, Timothy J.
Timothy J. Whited - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1994 - Timothy J. Whited, Oct. 29, 1994. Son of Vern and Geraldine Whited, Pueblo. Brother of Patricia (Billy Glen) Robinson, New Mexico. Michael (Elaine) Whited, Florence, Colo., and Thomas Whited, Pueblo. Survived also by sister-in-law, Charlotte Whited, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, as well as friends, Carol Sheeley and Claudia Corkish. Predeceased by brother, Joseph Whited. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Pastor William Gordon officiating.
Willard Whited - The Pueblo Chieftain – May 3, 1944 - Willard Whited Called by Death - Willard H. Whited, a resident of Pueblo since 1923, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary K. Whited, of the family home, 1831 W. 18th; a son, Robert, Hawaii; a brother Lyman, New Mexico; five nephews and two nieces. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fitzroy funeral home. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.
Whitehead, Beulah M.
Beulah M. Whitehead - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2002 - Age 87, beloved mother and grandmother, better known as “Meme,” passed away March 17, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Annie Potter; and her husband, Chet Whitehead on March 11,1967. Survived by her daughters, Sharron Ozbun and Patsy Whitehead; sister, Vonnie Perkins; brother, Verlin Potter; grandchildren, Shan Ozbun (Frank Riggio), Amber (Walt) Simpson and Billea (Eugene) Ames; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Simpson, Chesley Ames and Alyssa Ames, all of Pueblo; and beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Beulah was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Forgan County, Okla., and is from a pioneer family which came through Oklahoma and into eastern Colorado in a covered wagon when she was four. They homesteaded in Pritchett and eventually moved to Pueblo in the 1930s. She was a beautician for many years. Beulah was an avid youth hockey fan and especially enjoyed watching her great-grandsons play hockey. She was also a Denver Broncos and Avalanche fan. She was a life member of O.E.S., Fidelity No. 144. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Mr. Richard Hijar officiating, concluded with an Eastern Star Service by Fidelity No. 144. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Roselawn Hall after the interment. Special thank you from Meme's family to both the staff at Parkview Rehab Floor and the staff at Life Care Center for the tender loving care given her.
Whitehead, Robert J. Sr.
Robert J. Whitehead Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Robert J. Whitehead Sr., 76, passed away Aug. 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Iris E. Whitehead, Pueblo; children, Robert J. (Carol) Whitehead, Craig, Colo., Christine Whitehead, Pueblo, Christopher C. (Susie) Whitehead, Columbus, Ga., Donald E. (Cheryl) Whitehead, Williamsburg, Colo., Jeanetta (Bert) Woods and Teresa McMurrey, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Whitehead retired from the U.S. Army in 1968 and from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department in 1986. He was a member of the United States Constabulary Association and the Berlin Veteran's Association. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in his memory to the Retired Enlisted Association through the funeral home office.
Linda Whitehouse - Huerfano World - August 4, 1994 - Funeral service was held in Central Village, CT, for Linda Joy Whitehouse, an employee of Wolf Springs Ranch in Westcliffe. Mrs. Whitehouse was the wife of Ranch Manager Daniel Whitehouse, who with his late wife trained and managed the horse operation for the ranch. Born Dec. 6, 1947, in Central Village, she died at her home in Westcliffe Friday, July 29, 1994. Survivors include her husband, Daniel, Westcliffe; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Jenstrom, Connecticut; two sons, Neil, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Dean, Honolulu, HI; and one granddaughter. Colorado, memorial service arrangements are pending.
Whitelaw, W. P.
W. P. Whitelaw - Brandon Bell - July 16, 1915 - This community was startled Monday noon by the message from Pueblo that W. P. Whitelaw died that forenoon in the hospital where he had been taken Friday morning. Eads and Kiowa county will miss this prominent businessman who had been materially helpful in the building up this community. The funeral was held Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W. M. Johnson. Burial was in the Eads cemetery. A suitable obituary notice is in preparation and will be published next week.
Charles Whitelock – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 22, 1873 – W. H. H. Whitelock, Esq., brother of Charles Whitelock, who died at the Drover's Hotel, a few days ago, arrived yesterday from California.
Whiteman, Jetta C.
Jetta C. Whiteman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1997 - Jetta C. Whiteman, born on June 21, 1935, passed away Aug. 9, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by husband, Edward Whiteman- sisters, Delores Wood, Betty Johnson and Rita LaDuke. Survived by daughter, Peggy Maestas- and son-in-law, John Neloms- grandchildren, Karen and Ben Muniz, Deanna Maestas and Adrienne Maestas- brother, Lloyd Saxton of Grand Junction- numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed embroidery and taking walks around the neighborhood. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Chapel. Interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Whiteman, Mable P.
Mable P. Whiteman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2001 - Mable P. Whiteman passed away Oct. 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Mable was born March 5, 1915, in Olney, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Whiteman in 1970; and her daughter, Pauline Bridgewater in 1974. Her survivors include her daughter, Wynona Thomason of Pueblo; son, Harold E. Gallemore of Texas; six grandchildren, Deb, Chris, Vince, Ted, Doug and Judy; four great-grandchildren, Darren, Sebastian, Sean and Ted Jr.; as well as several nieces and nephews including Don (Linda) Long of Pueblo and other relatives. Mrs. Whiteman will lie in state from noon until 6 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lonnie James officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Mark Whiteman - Yampa Leader - June 9, 1906 - Mark Whiteman, a prominent Jewish merchant at Roswell, New Mexico, who committed suicide at Alamogordo a few days since, formerly resided in Denver and Pueblo. He was the original of “Whiteman, the Jew Merchant,” in Emerson Hough's novel, “Heart's Desire.”
Whiteside, Carrie Belle
Carrie Belle (Burgess) Whiteside - Portland Press Herald - March 5, 2004 - Portland, ME - Carrie Belle (Burgess) Whiteside, a resident of Cumberland Center, died on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004 in Yarmouth. Mrs. Whiteside was born on June 20, 1912 in Berlin, Germany, the first child of Dora and Paul Burgess and baptized in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt. Her first few years she was raised in the Wilson Creek area near Royal Gorge, Colo. She lived her childhood years as the daughter of Protestant missionaries in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, where she attended La Patria Mission School. After moving to Canon City, Colo., where she graduated from High School, she attended Park College in Parkville, Mo., where she graduated in the Spring of 1934. She returned to work as a private tutor and as a secretary with her father in his publishing shop in Guatemala. She returned to Chicago, Ill., where she became a nurse and married Paul Whiteside on Sept. 15, 1939. The new couple moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where she did mission and nursing work. In 1942, she moved to Trinidad, Colo., where she worked as a homemaker, choir director and organist. Church work took her to Pueblo, Colo. (1947), Vernon (1950) and Falfurrias (1952), Texas, Mitchell, S.D. (1953), St. Paul, MN (1958), Camden, (1967) and Cleveland (1969), N.Y. In 1969, she returned to nursing at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. and subsequently at Rome Hospital, Rome, N.Y. She retired in 1977, and took a tour of the United States. After her husband died on Sept. 13, 1989, she moved to Cumberland, where she spent her last years. Mrs. Whiteside was an accomplished organist, pianist and choir director and enjoyed classical and religious music. She has been an active member of the Cumberland Congregational Church as well as being involved in many groups and clubs and was loved by all who knew her. She loved board games and crossword puzzles and was an avid stamp collector. Reading and writing were passions throughout her life. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, humor and loving attitude. She is survived by four sons, Everett of Seattle, Wash., Stewart of Switzerland, Norman of North Yarmouth, and Lowell of Cumberland; a daughter, Lois of La Bruyere Dorsa, France; as well as by seven grandsons; and eight granddaughters. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center on Tuesday, March 2. Those desiring, may make a donation to: Cumberland Congregational Church, c/o Guatemalan Mission, P.O. Box 247, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021, Carrie B. Whiteside, Lindquist Funeral Home, 846-4011.
Whitley, Marvin L.
Marvin L. Whitley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1986 - Marvin L. Whitley, 62, 2087 Lane 27, Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Chillicothe, Mo. He departed this life on Feb. 2, 1986. Survivors include his wife, Rose, of the family home; one son, Lonnie Whitley, two daughters, Myda (Gordon) Drewes and Tomella (Edwin) Curran, and four grandsons all of Pueblo, Also survived by two brothers, Charles (Dolly) Whitley of Pueblo; and Clinton (Ruth) Whitley of Jamesport, Mo.; three nephews and one niece. Preceded in death by his mother, Goldie Lela, in 1939; sister, Myda Lee, in 1920; brother, Kenneth, in 1961; and father, Augustus, in 1978. Mr. Whitley was retired from the C&W RR in 1980, having made his home in Pueblo for 39 years. He was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, a WW II veteran, and a 4-H Leader for 15 years. Visitation hours from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Whitley requested that donations be given to the Pueblo Salvation Army in his name.
Brother Whitlock - Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 16, 1873 - At two o'clock yesterday afternoon the officers and members of Pueblo Lodge No. 9, I.O.O.F., and a number of visiting Odd Fellows, properly “clothed”, formed in procession at the hall of this lodge and proceeded to the Drover's hotel, where they took charge of the remains of Bro. Whitlock, recently deceased, conveyed them to their cemetery, and buried them with all the peculiarly impressive and beautiful burial ceremonies of the order. There was about one hundred Odd Fellows in the funeral procession, also a number of friends in carriages, and altogether the ceremonies evinced the utmost regard and respect for the deceased.
Whitlock, Elizabeth Adele
Elizabeth Adele (Sollee) Whitlock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Elizabeth Adele (Sollee) Whitlock, 80, of Littleton, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 3, 1999, in Littleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence W. Whitlock; her son, Lawrence A. Whitlock; her parents, Audie and Margaret Sollee; and her sister, Lorraine Holden. She is survived by her children, Phil (Michele) Whitlock, of Los Gatos, Calif., Pat (Leslie) Armstrong, of Tomball, Texas, Jane (Ray) Hendren, of Littleton, Joe (Joyce) Whitlock, Lake Oswego, Ore., Mary Yost, of Littleton, Therese (Lee) Grater, of Solomon, Kan., Rita (Don) Kindell, of Pueblo, John (Jill) Whitlock, of Littleton, Mark (Sheilah) Whitlock, of Pueblo, Jim (Karen) Whitlock, of Littleton, Regina (Bill) Freeman, of Omaha, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Lynda Avon, of Lewisville, Texas; and 28 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Alice Brown and Rose Marie (Bob) Holden; and one brother, Frank Sollee, all of Pueblo. She retired from Mountain Bell in 1983 after 25 years of service. She was also a member of TOPS Club No. CO 7. Public visitation will be Sunday Dec. 5, 1999, noon-5 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, 9 a.m.-noon at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary will he held Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at 6 p.m. at Rose Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Whitlock, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Whitlock - Montezuma Millrun - December 11, 1886 – Whitlock, the insane crank who killed a Chinaman, in Denver, in November, 1885, died in the insane asylum at Pueblo last week. About forty days ago he refused to eat anything, and finally died of starvation.
Whitlow, Iona Marie
Iona Marie Whitlow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1999 - Iona Marie Whitlow, 82, passed away Jan. 18, 1999, in Arizona. Born on May 10, 1916, in Friona, Texas, where she grew up. She attended Kansas State University and taught school in Southern California. Marie was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter E-J in California. Preceded in death by her brother, R.G. "Dick" Clennin, Jr. She is survived by her husband, James Wade Whitlow of Goodyear, Ariz.- daughter, Karen Gallegher of Ontario, Calif.- son, Michael Whitlow of Goodyear- sister, Lucille McNitt of Monte Vista- five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel from noon until 5 p.m. Friday with funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment at Brookside Cemetery, Rye.
Whitman, Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth Whitman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2003 - Jane Elizabeth Whitman, 87, born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 9, 1916, died Sept. 30, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Ernest Neil Whitman, in 1982; and her parents, Ivan and Leith Watkins. She is survived by her children, Ernest Neil (Nancy) Whitman and Judith (Robert) Alsever, both of Pueblo West. Grandmother of Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Pueblo, Mark Whitman, Beulah, Beth Whitman, Flagstaff, Ariz., Kristin (Brian) Lubich, Colorado Springs, and Jennifer Beauprez of Denver; also survived by five great-grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew; three step-grandchildren, Sherri (Jim) Richardson, Mike Robins and Joey Robins; and four step-great-grandchildren. Jane belonged to numerous service and community organizations during her lifetime, and was the bookkeeper/treasurer of Whitman Drug Store for over 40 years. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2003, First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in her memory.
Whitmire, Georgia W.
Georgia W. (nee Reynolds) Whitmire - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Georgia W. (nee Reynolds) Whitmire, 91, passed away March 26, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Milas W. Whitmire Jr. on Jan. 18, 2000. Survived by her son, Jim (Margaret) Whitmire of Pueblo; grandchildren, Mary Ann Whitmire of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lynn Whitmire of Pueblo; and cousins, Billineil Neely of Texas, Wanda Hefley of Texas and Melvin Stanley of California. Georgia was born June 13, 1912, in Throckmorton, Texas, to George and Beryl Reynolds. She was an elementary school teacher and most importantly, a devoted wife and mother. There will be no viewing and a private interment will be held at Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont, Colo. The family extends a special thanks to University Park Care Center staff for the care they gave Georgia. Those who desire may make a memorial to a charity of choice through the funeral home.
Whitmire, Milas Witzel Jr.
Milas Witzel "Whit" Whitmire Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2000 - Milas Witzel "Whit" Whitmire Jr., 90, passed away Jan. 18, 2000. He was born on Dec. 27, 1909, in Midland, Texas, to Milas Witzel Whitmire and Mattie Mae Whitmire. Whit graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry. He farmed in Midland until 1948, except for serving as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1948, he moved near Ada, Okla., where he owned and operated a cattle ranch until his retirement in 1967. He moved to Longmont, Colo., where he lived until 1996 and then moved to Pueblo, where he lived until his death. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lenora Blackburn and Myrtle Golladay; niece, Helen Spinks; and nephew, John Whitmire. His survivors include his wife of 57 years, Georgia R. Whitmire; son, James S. (Margaret) Whitmire of Pueblo; twin brother, Harwell (Avalyn) Whitmire of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren, Mary Ann Whitmire of Denver and Lynn Whitmire of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Jack (Nelda) Whitmire of Victoria, Texas, Betty (Bill) Sumner of Midland, Texas, Mary (Steve) Fish of Tempe, Ariz., and Susie Ann (Bill) Boyce of Warren, N.J. A private service will follow the interment in Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont, Colo. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Parkinson's Disease Association through the funeral home.
Whitmore, Beverly C.
Beverly C. Whitmore - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2005 - Beverly C. Whitmore, 70, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 27, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Eagon; in-laws, Chester and Catharine Whitmore; special son in-law, Bill Springer. Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dick; children, Pamela Sue (Ronald) Tucker, Kara Lynette Springer, Judith Kathleen (Paul) Cullison, Richard Michael (Tracy Jacoby) Whitmore; grandchildren, Toby (Kelly) Springer, Paul (Dez) Cullison Jr., Ashley (Kurtis Bachman) Cullison, Brad Cullison; one great-granddaughter, Abbie Cullison; sister, Norma (Bob) Ferguson; also survived by numerous other relatives; special family friends, Gwen Gahn, Tel and Tyrel Fehlhafer. Beverly graduated from Centennial High School in 1952, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the JR ROTC Sponsors. Her first love was taking care of her family. One of her favorite hobbies was to raise money for youth baseball and girls softball by putting on special cookouts and assisting her husband in coaching girl's softball. She held various offices in the VFW Post No. 3641 Ladies Auxiliary. She started the annual chili dinner for the auxiliary with the proceeds going toward the veterans. Beverly also took care of her veterans at the VA nursing home. She loved working with ceramics and entered numerous contests, placing first in several categories. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Beverly's memory to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice through the funeral home.
Whitmore, Kenneth J.
Kenneth J. Whitmore - Colorado Springs Gazette – February 26, 1991 - Kenneth J. Whitmore, 41, of Colorado Springs died Saturday at a local hospice. He was an engineering supervisor in the Army's mechanical and electrical division at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ed Beck officiating. Burial will be at Peyton. Mr. Whitmore was born Dec. 9, 1949, in Lansing, Mich. His father, Grant G. Whitmore, died in July 1973. Mr. Whitmore's mother, Eleanor (McGee) Whitmore, lives in Phoenix. He had lived in Colorado Springs for 13 years. Mr. Whitmore lived in Phoenix from 1964 to 1978. He was chairman of the apprenticeship program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Mr. Whitmore was married Nov. 3, 1973, in Phoenix to Stephanie Regan, who survives. He also is survived by three brothers, Phillip and John, both of Colorado Springs, and Keith of Phoenix; and five sisters, Janet King of Lansing, Mich., Annette Howie of Colorado Springs, Phyllis Hervey of Pueblo, Patricia Whitmore of Phoenix and Nancy France of Tucson, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice, 622 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903, or to Care and Share, 4945 Northpark, Colorado Springs 80949.
Amelia "Millie" Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Amelia "Millie" Whitney, 84, of Pueblo passed away March 12, 1999. Born Nov.24, 1914, in Malachite, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl T. Whitney- one daughter, Carolyn Joyce Crespin- and her parents, Filiberto and Josefita Espinoza. Survived by her sons, Charles Pineda, Westminster, and Gerald (Donna) Whitney, Pueblo- daughters, JoAnne Pineda, Westminster, MarieLynn (Clarence), Avondale, Betty Estrada, Pueblo, Janet (Jan) Smith, Pueblo, and Jean Whitney, Pueblo- 38 grandchildren- 50 great-grandchildren- and seven great-great-grandchildren. Millie was very active at St. Anne Church and was always helping with the church festivals. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Mariachi del Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to St. Anne Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Church Hall after the interment.
Archibald Whitney – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Archibald Whitney is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Archibald Whitney: From Denver, Colorado, prisoner on his way to the penitentiary at Canon City, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Archibald Whitney, Convict, Denver - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906
Cecil Whitney – Pueblo Indicator – November 3, 1928 – Cecil Whitney, in charge of the internal affairs for this district for a number of years past, died Oct. 18, following a protracted illness. He was a very hard worker and a trusted government employee.
Whitney, H. Dean
H. Dean Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1999 - H. Dean Whitney, 89, of Lamar. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 1999 ,at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic graveside ritual by Lamar Lodge No. 90 AF&AM at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to noon Monday at, Lamar. Memorial contributions to the Lamar First Baptist Church.
Whitney, John Borrell
John Borrell Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1987 - John Borrell Whitney, 73, of Pueblo, died June 5, 1978. Survived by two sons, Jack, Colorado Springs, Dennis, Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters, Sharon Fillmore, Pueblo, Jhonnie Hemme, St. James, Mo., Jean Willaford, Jacksonville, N.C., Wilma Volare, Pueblo; five brothers and four sisters, including Claudine Fillmore of Boone; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Gideon Dexter officiating. Burial, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Caney Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.
Whitney, Juanita N.
Juanita N. Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Juanita N. Whitney, 83, of Lamar, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Lamar First Baptist Church. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions to First Baptist Church.
Thomas Whitney - Golden Colorado Transcript - October 30, 1913 - Battle Lasts Twelve Hours - Trinidad, Colo., Oct. 27 - One mine guard is dead, eight others are reported to have perished, an unidentified miner is missing, his fate unknown, as the result of the worst outbreaks in the present strike. Last night the important mines of the Victor-American Fuel Company at Hastings and Delagua were reduced to a state of siege, cut off from all except telephone communication with the outside, while at the mouth of Berwind canon, adjoining, other strikers, armed, are stationed, ready to prevent either entrance or exit. Firing, which commenced at 3 o'clock Sunday morning and continued for twelve hours, has temporarily ceased. The guards known to be dead, Thomas Whitney, 35, until ten days ago stationed in Trinidad, was slain near the tipple of the Tabasco mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company, the second from the mouth of Berwind canon, when a party of strikers at daybreak invaded the opening in the hills and carried the war into the enemy's country. The other eight guards reported killed also are said to have died in opposing the miners' advance.
Whitsitt, Richard E.
Richard E. Whitsitt – Rocky Mountain News – March 18, 1881 – The Sudden Death of This Pioneer Citizen – A Brief Historical Sketch of His Frontier Life - The Hon. Richard E. Whitsitt was discovered dead in his room at the Grand Central Hotel at a quarter to eight o'clock last evening. He had been indisposed for some days past, complaining of neuralgia and loss of appetite and the direct cause of his death was cerebral exhaustion. The intelligence of Mr. Whitsitt's demise spread like wild fire and it was apparently not more than an hour until the entire city was discussing the sad event. As early as a quarter past eight o'clock, friends who had received intelligence of the matter, came to the hotel only to find the rumor verified. The death chamber, No. 28 on the second floor, was densely crowded with friends who had known and loved the dead man in life and scores of persons thronged the corridors and lobbies of the house, with no other words upon their lips than those of Richard E. Whitsitt. They were made of reverence, too, for the dead, and all seemed to vie in pronouncing them. Mr. Whitsitt had not been strong from the first chill blasts of last November. He seemed to suffer from exhaustion of the inner organs, and when he sent his wife away thought Southern California traveling for her health and to avoid the climatic changes and rigor of a Denver winter, many of his warm, personal friends advised that he should accompany Mrs. Whitsitt. While apparently realizing that such a trip would prove of great benefit to his health, he urged that he could not spare the time from his business operations, and so remained at home to die in the city which he aided in founding and always fostered. Of late weeks he had been annoyed from a smothering sensation in his chest, which physicians attributed to the derangement of his internal organs, and labored under the mistaken idea that a slight cessation from the harassing cares of business would alleviate the ailment. Wednesday evening Mr. Whitsitt accompanied by Judge Steck, his staunch bosom friend of long standing, went out for a walk. The exercise seemed to revive the man whose sands of life were fast ebbing, and passing in the direction of the Sixteenth Street theatre, he urged that they go in and witness the drama in course of presentation. Judge Steck was nothing loth and so readily acceded to the wishes of his friend. They entered the theatre and sat the play through, no quitting the house until the curtain had been rung down on the last act. From that point the two friends visited a restaurant and after partaking of some light refreshments, returned to the Grand Central Hotel direct. Some minutes were wiled away in pleasant conversation and then Mr. Whitsitt sought out his room and retired. Shortly after 2 o'clock on yesterday morning he awoke in intense pain and fancied that he was suffering from an attack of the pleurisy. Summoning a waiter, he dispatched him in search of Dr. Steele, and awaited the arrival of that gentlemen with considerable anxiety and impatience. Upon Dr. Steele's arrival he prescribed remedies which restored the patient in a great measure. Louis N. Ford, the waiter most in most favor with Mr. Whitsitt was called and he remained by the bedside throughout the night, administering medicine and keeping the suffering man company. From that time until morning Mr. Whitsitt appeared to rest easier and he gained a couple of hour's sleep, commencing about daybreak. Between seven and eight o'clock he arose and walked about the hotel, visiting the barber shop before retiring to his room. About half past one o'clock he called Mr. E. E. Marden, one of the clerks of the hotel, and requested him to deliver a note to one of his patrons, a lady concerning the sale of some property. The clerk took the letter and delivered it and never again saw Mr. Whitsitt alive. The note runs as follows, and was in all probability the last line penned by the author: Denver, Colorado, March 17, 1881- Dear Miss Mauller:--I have been very sick and am unable to attend to any business or to see you today about your property. Tell your father not to sell the property. Very truly R. E. Whitsitt - About four thirty o'clock a waiter answered Mr. Whitsitt's bell for some slight requests, and then he was left alone. Shortly before eight o'clock, Louis N. Ford, the waiter, again visited the room. Receiving no response or invitation to enter from his rap without, he opened the door and entered. Mr. Whitsitt was in bed and at first the waiter thought that his charge was sleeping quietly. He turned to leave the room as gently as possible under the circumstances, but there was something so peculiar and unnatural in the stiffened position as to cause the water's return. At first inspection, Ford labored under the opinion that the case was one of suspended animation, and that the man had only fallen into a swoon, probably super induced by apoplexy. He rapidly descended the stairs and communicated his fears to Mr. Marden the clerk. The latter immediately sought out room No. 28. The body was yet warm, and the clerk sent out for a physician. The first doctor found either in office or at liberty upon the streets was Dr. Allen, and he went at once to the hotel. He saw that dissolution had come and that the patient was beyond assistance from mortal hands. The features were calm and in repose, and death must have come to him so very softly as not to cause the slightest consternation or alarm. Other medical men called and defined the fatal indisposition, and then Mr. Ray, the proprietor of the hotel, locked the door of the death chamber and summoned Undertaker Brown, and notified Coroner Linton of what had transpired. Among the first of the intimate friends of the deceased man to arrived was Alfred H. Miles, his father-in-law. The old gentleman was strongly affected and it was with difficulty that he could give his orders as to what disposition should be made of the remains. Owing to the absence of Mrs. Whitsitt in California, this responsibility was shifted to the old man's shoulders. At the suggestion of Major Smith, and others, he concluded to have the body embalmed and placed in a vault until Mrs. Whitsitt could return. She was telegraphed of her husband's death and if her health will permit will start for home immediately. She is at Los Angeles with her mother and two sisters, all invalids. At 9 o'clock the undertaker's assistants carried out the body and took it away, and within two hours from the time of the demise it rested in the dead house. No man was so thoroughly associated and connected with the city of Denver from its earliest inception and so familiar with its history as was Richard E. Whitsitt. His early years in the Queen City of the Plains are replete with romance and dramatic situations, and as one of the founder of the city much of its present prosperity is due to his persevering energy. The deceased man was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, near Cincinnati, March 30, 1830, and was consequently in his fifty first year. He was reared in mercantile pursuits, and for several years was engaged with dry goods houses in Cincinnati. In the spring of 1853 he became tired of Ohio and concluded to visit the west. He located in Jackson County, Missouri, for a brief period of time, thence removed to Platte County, in that state and when Kansas was opened for settlement he moved to Leavenworth. The field for operations in real estate was especially favorable at this time, and Mr. Whitsitt entered into the spirit of speculation which marked that day. October, 3, 1858, together with a party of friends, he left Leavenworth for Pike's Peak. This party, apart from Mr. Whitsitt, comprised George William Larimer, William Larimer, Jr., Charles A. Lawrence, Folsom Dorsett and M. M. Jewett, the majority of whom have since played conspicuous parts in the development of Colorado. Colorado at that time belonged to the territory of Kansas, and when the party reached the point now known as Pueblo, by traveling over the Santa Fe trail in the main, they fell in with E. W. Wynkoop, Hickory Rogers and Judge H. P. A. Smith, who had been commissioned by General Denver, the governor of Kansas, as commissioners to lay out and locate the county of Arapahoe. From that point the party journeyed together until reaching Auraria, what is now known as West Denver. This event occurred on the sixteenth day of November, 1858, Mr. Whitsitt foresaw that the little cluster of shanties and tents would one day grow into a flourishing city and he cast about picking up real estate. In Indian Row, at what is now known as Eleventh Street, lived on Jack Jones, alias Jack McGau, and in Jack's cabin-wigwam-on the day, Whitsitt and some of his party concocted a plan and presented it to Jack for his inspection, and which was of no less importance than the birth of Denver. East Denver, now the main city, was then a wilderness of cactus, sage brush and sand. The scheme of the chief of the new comers was to take up a town site of 640 acres, christen it Denver, in honor of the governor of the territory, and induce the settlers of Auraria to remove to the more eligible and promising site for a city. Forty-one men were to comprise the stockholders and to have and hold 146 lots each, and the number of directors was placed at eight chief among them being Whitsitt. On the seventeenth of November they crossed the river and staked out the town under the name of Denver, by the Denver Town company. Mr. Whitsitt was secretary, treasurer and donating agent of the new company, and all the business connected with the enterprise passed through his hands for something over two years. About this time occurred an incident worthy of note in this brief sketch. Mr. Whitsitt made an enemy out of Park McClure, one of the half desperadoes of that day, and afterwards postmaster. The upshot of the matter was that Mr. McClure challenged Mr. Whitsitt to fight him a duel. The challenge was accepted, and October 19, 1859, named as the day for the mortal combat to take place. The sight chosen was in the prairie where the Broadway school house now stands, and both men were on the ground prompt to the second. About 200 spectators were present, the occasion being made a gala day by the inhabitants. At the first shot McClure fell, shot through one of his legs and the second announced that with the flow of blood all animosity was washed away and smirched pride and heron restored to its former prestige. McClure and the dashing young Ohioan, later on, became the most sincere friends. During Governor Gilpin's administration, on the breaking out of the rebellion, Mr. Whitsitt was appointed the first adjutant general of Colorado, and in such capacity organized the first regiment sent from the territory to the field of battle. He was a member of the territorial council in 1863 and 1864, and of the city council of his young city in 1866 and 1867. He also served two terms as auditor of the territory, with honor. Since the day of his arrival in the territory, Mr. Whitsitt had been engaged in the real estate business, and made and lost several fortunes. His estate now comprises a country residence, valuable property in Blake Street, and lots in various quarters of the city, which when all the settlements are effected will net between $150,000 and $200,000 in value. He was united in marriage to Miss Miles about seventeen years ago, and no children were born of the union. [Transcriber note: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS 3/18/1881 Pg 4 a real estate transfer note appears: Emma C. Whitsitt to E. N. Nickerson, lots 4 and 5, block 26 Arlington Heights $400.]
Ruth Whittaker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - Ruth Whittaker, 81, late of 2216 Seventh Ave., passed away May 31, 1986. Mrs. Whittaker is survived by her son, Richard L. Whittaker of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shari (Dwane). Drury, Mary Whittaker, RuLinda Whittaker, Richard Allen Whittaker, and Shawn Whittaker, all of Pueblo. Also survived by two sisters, Libby (Roger) Williams of Russell, Kan.; Jean (Gerald) Becker of Fresno, Calif.; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and former students. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Allen Whittaker; her parents, Dr. Henry and Corlie Lancaster; and two brothers, Donald and Charles Lancaster. She was born Aug. 26, 1904, in Strong City, Kan. Mrs. Whittaker was a retired educator having spent most of her life as a teacher and friend of youth. She was recognized on numerous occasions by her students and peers for her dedication and excellence in service to her profession and for the lives she permanently touched in a profound way. After her retirement as a teacher, she was co-manager, along with her husband, of the Colonial Motel in Estes Park for 10 years. She was a member of Eastern Star, SRDA, Church of Christ-Christian, American Association of Retired Persons, and several literary organizations. Although her career was distinguished, her greatest contributions and accomplishments were as a wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 22 Bonnymede, Apt. 317. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Donations may be made to Gideon Society in her name through the funeral home office.
Whittemore, Charles Wendell
Charles Wendell Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1999 - Charles Wendell Whittemore, born July 30, 1938, of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 4, 1999. Preceded in death by father, Charles Wesley Whittemore- and stepfather, William J. Lessar. Survived by wife, Betty and family- mother, Vivian Lessar- siblings, Carol DiCino, Debra Smithour and Judy Austin- special friend, Richard Vigil. Also numerous nieces and nephews. By request no services.
Whittemore, Donald R.
Donald R. Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2003 - Donald R. Whittemore, 71, born Dec. 27, 1931, passed away March 15, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Whittemore; daughter, Patty (Jack) Blanc; granddaughters, Sarah, Kerri and Ashly; and step-grandson, Jack. Also survived by his sister, Colleen (Harry) Gavin, brother, Jimmy Whittemore; brother-in-law, Angelo (Maggie) Rotondo; sister-in-law, DeeDee (Sam) Vaccaro and; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Lucille Whittemore; brother, Melvin Whittemore; and father and mother-in-law, Angelo and Teresa Rotondo. Don loved woodworking and made very special wooden reindeer for many people. He loved to fish. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and especially enjoyed spending time with and telling stories to his grandchildren. Don was a special and sincere person that you could always count on and will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved him. He retired from PDI in 1991. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room following the service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society in his memory in care of the funeral home office.
Jean Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2004 - Jean Whittemore, 87, longtime resident of Manzanola, Colo., died April 28, 2004, at Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on Feb. 15, 1917, in Hampshire, England. Preceded in death by her husband, George G. Whittemore, in 1978. Survived by brother, Group Captain Denis Lyster of Sidbury, Devon, England; nephews, William James Richardson of Raleigh, N.C., Charles Richardson, South Hampton, England, and Dan G.T. Tanner of Ringwood, Hunts, England; other relatives; and dear friends, Kenny and Pat Mills of Manzanola, Colo. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fowler Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004, at the Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Cremation will follow.
Whittemore, Jennings B.
Jennings B. "Dutch" Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1999 - Jennings B. "Dutch" Whittemore, 84, Pueblo carousel operator, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 1999 . Survived by daughters, Joyce (Harold) Trujillo, Janet (Al) Fetty- and son, Gary Whittemore, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Michael Vigil, Lori Davis, Gary Whittemore Jr., Brad Fetty, Debbie Conley-five great-grandchildren- sister, Ruby (Joe) Kerrigan- brother, Robert Warren Whittemore, both of Pueblo- Betty Whittemore, mother of his children- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Mark Vigil. He retired from the City Parks Department after 33 years of service and was in charge of the Pueblo Carousel for 52 years. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Visitation Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Carousel Committee in care of Funeral Home, 5450Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo., 81005, in his memory.
Whittemore, Katherine Ella
Katherine Ella "Kaky" Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1999 - Katherine Ella "Kaky" Whittemore passed away peacefully Sept. 22, 1999, after an extended illness. Born Nov. 10, 1919, in Hot Springs, Ark., to William J. and Dora A. (Metzer) Richardson. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles and James; niece, MaryBeth Wilson; and nephew, Ron Novak. Survived by children, Robert W. Jr. and Beverly Whittemore, Greeley, and Larry C. Sr. and Eileen Whittemore, Virginia D. Whittemore and Claudia M. Sniff, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Todd and Susan, Larry Jr. and Tamera, Michael and Michelle, Thad and Berta Whittemore, Mary Kay Whittemore and Tony Micciche, Tamera Chirila, Reggie Sniff, Gina Whittemore, Yvette and Shane Pope, Troy Sniff and Tracey Frye; 26 beloved great-grandchildren; sisters, Hermena F. McKittrick, Edna M. Novak and Patricia A. (Frank) Pershin; brother, Robert C. (Betty) Richardson; special cousin, Katherine E. Raper; former husband, Robert W. Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Katherine was employed for 34 years at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, working most of that time on the maternity floor. She retired in 1984. She enjoyed cooking for her family, working in her yard and garden, being with her grandchildren and the constant companionship of her little dog, Maggie. At her request, there will be no viewing. For those who prefer, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at 2700 Azalea following the interment.
Whittemore, Kathy Joyce
Kathy Joyce Roland Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1997 - Kathy Joyce Roland Whittemore, 41, passed away Sept. 28, 1997. Born July 31, 1956, in Lincoln, Neb. Preceded in death by her father, Marvin Eugene Roland. Survived by her loving husband, Gary Whittemore- daughter, Amber Schunk- and sons, Michael and Jeremy Schunk- mother, Nancy Joyce Knittle- sister, Sharon (Roger) Smith- brothers, Johnny Roland and Marvin Eugene (Vesta) Roland- and numerous nieces and nephews and stepchildren, Gary (Barbara) Whittemore and Debbie (Scott Conley) Whittemore- and also four step-grandchildren. Kathy was a member of the Latter-day Saints church and was a musician, artist and homemaker. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. The will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Whittemore, Robert W. Sr.
Robert W. “Bob” Whittemore Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2003 - Robert W. “Bob” Whittemore Sr., 84, passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Dora Whittemore; his stepmother, Florence Whittemore; numerous brothers; and his sister, Enid. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Whittemore, Abilene, Texas; children, Robert W. (Beverly) Whittemore Jr., Greeley, Colo., Larry Craig (Eileen) Whittemore, Virginia D. Whittemore and Claudia M. Sniff, all of Pueblo; stepchildren, Linda (David) Stravia, Pueblo, Kathy (Dan) Phillips, Abilene, Texas, and Bernadette (Jeff) McCoy, Palm Bay, Fla. He is also survived by his sister, Ruby (Joe) Kerrigan, Denver; one half brother, two half sisters, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Whittemore was a retired Sinton milk distributor and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Reception Hall following the interment.
Whittemore, William D.
William D. Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - William D. Whittemore of 24 Carlile Place, June 1, 1987. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Whittemore. Brother of Kathy Parrish and uncle of Tammy Allenbach, all of Pueblo. Retired due to disability from the Pueblo City Police Department. Veteran of service with the U.S. Marine Corps having served three tours of duty with the Marine Third Force Recon Unit in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. Private services. Cremation, Almont Crematory with inurnment in the VA Columbarium, Arlington National Cemetery.
Whitten, W. H.
W. H. Whitten - Huerfano World - October 31, 2002 – 1913 La Veta Massacre - Excerpted from article published October 31, 2002. Four men met sudden death on Nov. 8, 1913 outside of La Veta. The incident occurred near the beginning of the 1913-1914 coal strike which lasted over one year. One day a scab in Oakview named William Gamblin needed to see a dentist. The nearest one being in La Veta, Gamblin walked into town and received care. He then phoned to the mine and requested a ride back. Capt. H.F. Bryan, Driver Luke Ferry, W.H. Whitten and R.G. Adams, drove into town and picked up Gamblin. As they began their trip back to the mine, just as they began to drive up the incline just west of town, a fusillade of gunfire rained down upon them. An unknown number of men were secreted behind Lougheed dam on the top of the hill, and they continued firing until the four mine guards were still. All four guards were killed, but Gamblin somehow survived the attack without injury. Yuma Pioneer – November 21, 1913 – Chas. Richards, Chas. Shepard, Edward Krupa, Peter Rich, Daniel and Edward Richards all reported to have confessed to shooting from ambush R. G. Adams, Harry Bryan, Walter Whitten, Luke Terry and William Gamblin, at La Veta, on the 8th.
Walter Whitten - Akron Pioneer Press - November 14, 1913 - Four Men Shot Dead - Three Killed From Ambush In Strike Riots - Mine Guards Slain As They Flee In Auto With Miner From La Veta - Aguilar Miner Shot - La Veta, Colo., Nov 9 - The most tragic battle in the history of the strike struggle in the southern fields took place Saturday afternoon at the Gene Loughhead ranch, three miles west of the mountain town of La Veta, when an automobile containing four guards, the driver and one miner, was ambushed by a gang of men and three of them killed and two wounded. The dead - Harry Bryan, 1832 Ogden street, Denver, captain of guards; Walter Whitten, Carlton hotel, Denver, guard; Luke Terry, Colorado Springs, chauffer. The Wounded - R. G. Adams, Arriba, Colo., shot through left arm and right foot; William Gamblin, miner, shot through right lung. The place where the shooting took place is ideal for an ambush. The road winds out of La Veta and runs along and up a hill. At the right of the hill, where the road starts up, is the Loughhead reservoir held in by a dirt embankment. It was from this embankment that the strikers did their firing. The riddled automobile stood Saturday night in the same spot where the stiffening hands of the chauffeur had stopped it. Terry slipped down in his seat still holding the wheel. Fifty yards back Captain Bryan lay face downward with his gun under him. Whitten, twenty yards back of the machine lay on his back. The machine was riddled with bullets. Gamblin is at the Owen ranch. He is not in a dangerous condition. R. G. Adams was taken to the office of Dr. Lamme. General Chase Says Situation Critical - Trinidad - Adjutant General John Chase regards the situation in the strike zones of southern Colorado as most serious following a day of bloodshed and violence. The streets of Trinidad and every section of the strike district are being guarded by militiamen to prevent further outbreaks. One non-union miner shot and killed and one striker wounded at Aguilar; a mine clerk, assaulted, beaten and left for dead by strikers at the McLaughlin mine three miles south of Trinidad; two miners beaten by strikers at Starkville; a camp marshal captured by strikers, disarmed and driven from Segundo; and a skirmish between strikers and military guards at Forbes, is the record of twenty-four hours in the Las Animas county district since General Chase left Denver for his military headquarters here. Five bridges of the Denver & Rio Grande main line between Cucharas and Rouse Junction have been burned. Strikebreaker Is Slain Near Aguilar - Pedro Armijo, 52, a non-union miner from the Ravenwood mine in Huerfano county, was shot and killed on the outskirts of Aguilar by one of a group of six strikers from the Aguilar tent colony who, it is reported, had followed and surrounded him on his way to Lynn station to take a train for Walsenburg. Terror Rules Coal District - With R. G. Adams, the fourth of the men shot in the ambuscade near La Veta Saturday afternoon, dead in the hospital at Pueblo, the feeling of horror in this district over the killing has intensified. That the reign of terror is on again is freely expressed by citizens. The strained feeling that pervaded both La Veta and Aguilar during Saturday and ended in killings was felt at Walsenburg up until a late hour Sunday night. It broke once when strikers caught Neal McDermott, fire-boss from the Maitland mine, before the Star theatre and beat him.
Amelia Whittier – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 26, 1874 – Died on the Upper Greenhorn, of old age, March 12, 1874, Mrs. Amelia Whittier, aged 93 years. She was a daughter of General Winters of the revolutionary war.
Whittier, Clyde Joe
Clyde Joe Whittier - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 7, 1994 - Clyde Joe Whittier, 89, a prominent rancher, died March 31, 1994, in Colorado Springs. No services are scheduled; cremation is planned. The family asks that no food or flowers be sent. Mr. Whittier was born July 7, 1904, in Des Moines, Iowa. He is survived by two daughters, Vivian Ellen Manley of Colorado Springs and Gladys Marie Wood of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mr. Whittier had lived in Monte Vista for most of his life before moving to Fountain seven years ago. Mr. Whittier was well-known for raising sheep and Black Angus cattle and for growing potatoes. He also was an inventor of various types of motors and levels.
Whittier, John P.
John (Jack) P. Whittier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - John (Jack) P. Whittier, resident of Colorado City since 1971, passed away unexpectedly at Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Feb. 17, 1987. Born in Wakefield, R.I., on Jan. 5, 1908, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1928 and served 24 years. He then served 16 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring Jan. 9, 1970. Member of V.F.W. Post No. 7305, American Legion Post No. 2, D.A.V., Fleet Reserve and Retired Officers' Association. Husband of Mary Anne, of the family home, and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Daniels of Colorado City Community Church officiating. The family prefers contributions to charity of donor's choice. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday. Interment, Fort National Cemetery, Denver.
Whittington, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Whittington - Blue Valley Times - August 16, 1912 - Thomas B. Whittington, for thirty eight years an employ of the C.F. and I Company, most of that time superintendent of the pipe foundry at the Pueblo plant, is dead.
Helen Dolsen (Bobo) Whitton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - Helen Dolsen (Bobo) Whitton, 83, of Miami joined Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, May 15, 2005. She was born in Roswell NM and raised on a farm outside Pueblo Colo. After graduating from high school she was employed as a telephone operator, met and married B-25 pilot Paul H. Whitton, March 31, 1945. They lived in Wichita Kan. for 17 years and Miami for 42 years. She was preceded by Paul who she was married to for 61 years. She is survived by son Randolph P Whitton of Marco Island Fla., daughter Lynn C Evans, (Chet) of Miami, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Helen is the younger sister of Bernice Harvey (Lewis) Pueblo Colo., brothers Horton Dolsen (deceased) and Don Dolsen (deceased). She was an unselfish giving wife, mother and grandmother, loved by her friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Services Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at the Lower Beaver Creek Cemetery, on the Hobson Ranch, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen's name to the Miami Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 420620, Miami Fla. 33242-0620.
Whitworth, James A.
James A. Whitworth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - James A. Whitworth, 70, passed away Oct. 27, 2000. Survived by his wife, Barbara Whitworth of the family home; daughters, Donna Molzon of Martinsville, Ind., and Karen Kelly of Bountiful, Utah; and five grandchildren. Born May 11, 1930, in Paterson, N.J. James retired from the U.S. Army and was a manager at Industrial Gas Products. At his request, there will be no viewing. Private interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Minnie "Lenne" Whorton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1986 - Minnie "Lenne" Whorton, 67, died Friday, Oct. 10, 1986, in Trinidad. Minnie was born April 23, 1919, in Trinidad to John Lenhart and Gertrude Potter Lenhart. She graduated from Clayton, N.M., High School and later attended Commercial College in Denver. Lenne was united in marriage to Edgar Whorton on April 23, 1938, in Bryan, Texas. Over the years they lived in numerous places in Texas, returning to Trinidad about four months ago. She was an active member and past president of the Tejas Garden Club, active member in women's Methodist activities, served as a volunteer of the Red Cross during World War II, was a Gray Lady with the Auxiliary working with the handicapped and a member of the United Methodist Church in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Ed of Trinidad; son. Ed (Danna) Whorton, Houston, Texas; daughter, Lenne Whorton Bennett, Santa Cruz, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, John (Doris) Lenhart, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Margaret Rowe, Beaumont, Texas; nieces and nephews, John, Mike and Keith Lenhart, Linda and Lou Schierling, and other relatives and friends. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. David Neil officiating, followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery.
Whybrew, Edward E.
Edward E. Whybrew - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2006 - Edward E. Whybrew, passed away Feb. 4, 2006, in Pueblo. Edward was born on April 1, 1937, in North Judson, Ind., to Elmer and Edna Whybrew and was a resident of Pueblo for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernest and son, Joseph. His survivors include his wife of 44 years, Cecilia; children, David (Eric Austin) Whybrew, Anne (Kirk) McAlister, Adam (Carla) Whybrew and his “adopted” children, Larry Biby and Evelyn “Penny” Boyd; his grandchildren, Jeana, Erica, Kirkie and Nikolos; brothers Eugene and Danny; sister, Doris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 225 Michigan St., with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Edward may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Whybrew, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Whybrew - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2003 - Joseph J. Whybrew passed away on Dec. 9, 2003, in Pueblo. Joe was born in Denver on June 9, 1965, and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. He was a 1984 graduate of Central High School, held an associates degree in accounting and was employed at Convergys for the last seven years. Joe was considered God's gift to his family, which includes his parents, Edward and Cecilia Whybrew; siblings, David (Eric Austin) Whybrew, Anne (Kirk) McAlister, Adam (Carla) Whybrew and special brother, Larry Biby; nieces and nephews, Jeana, Erica, Kirkie and Nikolos, all of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Children's Hospital in Denver, direct or through the mortuary.
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