The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Wiant, Delbert
Delbert “Del” Wiant - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2006 - Delbert “Del” Wiant, the heart of a cowboy, went to heaven with his boots and saddle, leaving behind a legacy, a million friends. Born, Feb. 12, 1919, died July 11, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene Wiant. Delbert “Del” Wiant is survived by wife of 69 years, Geneva; four children, Gene (Mary), Joan (Duane) Shelinbarger, Dutch (Nina), Dixie (Gil) Maes; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wiberg, Helen C.
Helen C. Wiberg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Helen C. Wiberg, 90, a longtime resident of San Diego and recently of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 1999. Her curiosity for learning, love of music, appreciation of wit and humor and many acts of kindness, will be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Survived by daughter, Jane (Delmar) Milne, Pueblo- son, Dan (Norma) Wiberg, Escondido, Calif.- and grandsons, Scott (Dayna) Milne, Kurt Milne and Matthew (Patti) Wiberg. , 3 p.m. Sunday, at the home of Jane Milne, 1809 MacKenzie Road. Family requests no food or flowers. A memorial fund is being established.

Wickersham, John E.
John E. Wickersham – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 22, 1880 – Mr. John E. Wickersham, an invalid who has been boarding at the residence of Mr. Van Fossen for some time past, died of consumption last Sunday; aged 22 years.  His remains were interred in the city cemetery the following Monday.  Possessed of a kind and generous disposition, he was beloved by all who knew him, and his sudden demise is sincerely regretted by relatives and hundreds of friends.

Wickes, Ames
Ames Wickes - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 1, 1922 - Pueblo - Ames Wickes, a miner in the Red Canon coal mine, near Delta, Colo., was instantly killed when a portion of a 1,600 pound slab fell from the roof and crushed him. Other miners nearby escaped without injuries.

Wickham, Nicholas
Nicholas Wickham – Pueblo Indicator – July 14, 1928 – Still Another Old-Timer Dies – Nicholas Wickham, 81, died July 9, after a brief illness. He had lived here 57 years, and for about 40 years of that time had resided at 1217 Box Elder street, Bessemer. He was one of the first men to take a job with the Colorado Coal and Iron Company and helped build up that enterprise. He was a native of Ireland. Deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Peter. He was retired from the employ of the C.F. & I. Company about 11 years ago, and was a member of the Retired Steelworkers Club.

Wickiser, William B.
William B. "Wick" Wickiser - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2001 - William B. "Wick" Wickiser, age 74, passed away June 12, 2001. Mr. Wickiser is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Ruby; his children, Kristi (Rick) Kyle and Lesley (Rick) Loffredo; grandson, Ryan Loffredo; and sister-in-law, Charlotte C. deBaca. William was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served three years in the South Pacific. He was a respected sales representative of Industrial Tools for 51 years. He held several prominent positions and retired as division manager. Wick was a devoted, loving husband and father. He had a great love of life and a great sense of humor. He always had a laugh and smile for everyone he met and his token saying of "Wickiser's my name, selling is my game." At his request, cremation with no services.

Wickman, Joseph L
Joseph L. Wickman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Joseph L. Wickman of 201 Harrison, Jan. 14, 1987. Husband of Wilma Wickman, of the family home. Preceded in death by his first wife, Lydia R. Wickman, in 1966. Father of Robert Karl Wickman, Pueblo; Paulette Lee Nelson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Joseph P. Wickman, Minot, N.D., and David P. Wickman, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by his stepdaughters, Karla Coulson, Leah Ahlin and Terri Beeman, all of Pueblo. In addition, he is survived by 10 grandchildren, five brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A Pueblo resident since 1955, Mr. Wickman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 21 and was a veteran of service "with the U.S. Army during WW II. He managed several Singer sewing machine offices throughout Colorado and was employed by Singer for 17 years. He then represented Prudential Life Insurance Company for five years and retired as a manager for Kwik Way Stores in 1978. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by Kenneth Klopp, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wickman's name to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Wicks, Margaret B.
Mrs. Margaret B. Wicks - Rocky Mountain News – May 22, 1911 - Mrs. Margaret B. Wicks at Pueblo, May 21, age 72, pioneer of Pueblo, widow of the late Platt Wicks, last night at family residence. She apparently was in good health until about 8 o'clock last night when she was attacked by acute indigestion. She died one hour later. Mrs. Wicks came to Colorado in 1890 from Iowa.

Wicks, Platt
Platt Wicks - Bayfield Blade - November 18, 1909 - Former State Senator Platt Wicks died at his home in Pueblo on the 11th inst., after a long illness, having suffered for the past ten years from paralysis.

Wicks, Platt
Platt Wicks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1986 - Platt Wicks, formerly bf Pueblo and late of Boulder, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Kiblosky Wicks, Boulder; sons, Douglas P. (Karen) Wicks, Great Falls, Mont., and David A. (Leah) Wicks, Denver; grandson, Orin P. Wicks, Denver; sister, Mrs. Margaret E. (Orville) Rouch, Pueblo; aunt and uncle, Emma (Harry J.) Amick Sr., Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on March 7, 1915, and graduated from Centennial High School in the Class of 1933 and from the University of Colorado in 1940. He was a professor of electrical engineering at the time of his retirement in 1977 after. 34 years of teaching at the university. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Institute of Radio Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Society for Engineering and the honorary engineering societies of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Tau. In 1968, the Tau Beta Pi honored him as the Outstanding Professor of the College of Engineering, and in 1971 he was selected an Outstanding Educator of America. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1986, at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, with the Rev. John Hess, officiating. His family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish to make a memorial may submit it to the Rouch Funeral Home office.

Wickwar, Marsha K.
Marsha K. Hansen Wickwar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Marsha K. Hansen Wickwar, 53, passed away Feb. 17, 2006. Survived by her husband, Robert Wickwar; children, Valerie Wickwar and Michael Wickwar, all of Centennial, Colo.; father, Don Hansen of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Ramona Smith of Denver; uncle, Gail (Beverly) Coats; aunt, Jean (Alvin) Rose, both of Miami, Okla. Preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Garner; brother, Richard Hansen; grandmother, Rose Hafer; father-in-law, Howard Smith; stepmother, Kathleen Hansen; and uncle, Henry Hansen. Marsha was born April 11, 1952, in Pueblo. She graduated from South High School and was a retail baker for Alfalfa's Market. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Olinger Hampden Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampden Ave., Denver. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Widdifield, Floyd R.
Floyd R. Widdifield - Huerfano World - July 14, 1994 - Floyd R. Widdifield of Littleton, formerly manager of JC Penney in Walsenburg, died June 30, 1994 in the hospital in that city. Born Mar. 14, 1909 in Wakeeney, KS, he married Vera A. Schlageck Jan. 31, 1937 in Denver. Survivors include his Wife, Vera, Littleton; two daughters, Karen Hoffman, Owings, MD, and Sharon Baldwin, Littleton. Funeral service was last week from Chapel Hill Mortuary burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Widener, Gene
Rev. Gene Widener - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2003 - Rev. Gene Widener, 73, passed away June 8, 2003. Survived by his wife, Wyvonna Widener, of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Dennis (Rose) Widener of Deadwood, S.D., David Widener of Wichita, Kan., John (Margo) Mylott of Muscatine, Iowa, and Jean (Ken) Hill of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; siblings, Ethel White of Amity, Mo., Verlea Kretzer and Rev. Bill Widener, both of St. Joseph, Mo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was born Oct. 1, 1929, in St. Joseph, Mo., and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He earned two PhDs, was a TWA pilot for seven years, a minister for more than 50 years, owned a computer business and a Christian Book Store in Cameron, Mo. Gene also founded Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West and Pastored there for 5 1/2 years. His hobbies included model railroading, gardening, reading, computers, photography, and prior to his heart attack, one of his passions in life was flying. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Belmont Baptist Church, 1401 Jerry Murphy, with Rev. Bill Irwin, Pastor Jim Wessels and Rev. Bill Widener officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Belmont Baptist Church through the funeral home. Gene is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Widick, Sibdie V.
Sibdie V. Widick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1985 - Sibdie V. Widick, late of Penrose, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Born March 3, 1907, in Chester, Okla., she moved to Cortez as a child in a covered wagon. A resident of Penrose the past 45 years, moving from Leadville and the Western Slope. A member of the Baptist faith. She was married Dec. 24, 1927, at Rico to Irvin W. Widick. He preceded her in death in 1978, as did two sons. Survived by three daughters and one son, Viola Martin and Wanda States, both of Penrose, Wesley Widick, Pueblo, and Jedymak, Spokane, Wash. Also survived by two sisters and brother, Margaret Wertz, Florence, Edith Miller, Pueblo, and Pat Vinson, El Paso, Texas. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Florence Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Bostwick officiating. Interment, Penrose Cemetery.

Widmar, Charles
Charles Widmar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1986 - Charles Widmar, Jan. 26, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Mary Widmar and Father of Iris Widmar of the family home. Survived also by two brothers, Julian and Felix Vidmar and several nieces in Yugoslavia. Uncle of Frances (Bill) Kelley and Mary Robbins, Pueblo. A member of St. Mary Parish and WSA, Western Star Lodge No. 16. Mr. Widmar retired in 1962 after 42 years employment at the CF&I Steel Corp. At the time of his retirement, he was a roll finisher in the 14-inch Mill. Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will greet friends at the church following the Mass.

Widmar, Mary
Mary Widmar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1998 - Mary Widmar, 95, passed away Nov. 12, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Widmar. Survived by her daughter, Iris Jean Widmar- and sisters, Rose Parr, Sophie Vick, Frances DeJoy and Christina Ahlin, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Angela Purin of Rupert, Idaho. Also preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Kochevar, Anna Vedetich and Jennie Shields- and brother, Tony Kochevar. Mrs. Widmar was a member of St. Mary Church parish. Funeral Mass, Monday, 2 p.m., St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church.

Wieman, Donald Ralph
Donald Ralph Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2003 - Donald Ralph Wieman, passed away on Oct. 28, 2003 at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his parents Simon W. Wieman and Martha Elizabeth Bell and his brother Daryl. His is survived by his children Trevor and wife Karen, Travis and wife Veronica, and Tabatha Fotenos and husband Alex; seven grandchildren who loved and treasured their Big Grandpa: Theresa, Maisy, Alysa, Tyler, Marcus, Drew and Melina; his brother Larry and wife Leslie; his sister Jeanne Walkinshaw and husband Tom; his brother Terry; his sister-in-law Leanna Roskey; his brother-in-law Joe Venturi, his niece Heather; nephews Michael, Mitchell, Mark, Jeff and Justin; and great-nephew Alexander. Don graduated from Granada H.S. where he played basketball and loved to rodeo. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964, stationed in Germany. He married Cindy Venturi on July 31, 1965 and shortly thereafter started a career with the Colorado Department of Highways in Pueblo. Don was a devout Christian and he most valued spending time with and giving gifts to his family and countless friends. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Memorial services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 801 Main in Canon City, at 11a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. Burial services at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo will follow. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in memory of Don Wieman to the Brain Injury Association of Colorado/ Pikes Peak Challenge, P.O. Box 75987 Colorado Springs, CO 80970.

Wieman, R. Ralph
R. Ralph Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - R. Ralph Wieman, a Pueblo resident since 1951, late of 1407 Constitution, passed away July 30, 1986. Mr. Wieman served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the PDA in 1973. He was a member of the First Church of God, B.P.O.E. No. 90, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, OES No. 7, and the Southern Colorado Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Lois I. Wieman of the family home; one daughter, Kathy (Mike) Vagher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one son, Kelly Wieman of Denver; two grandsons; one sister, Minnie VanWey; two brothers, Sy and Virgil Wieman, all of Canon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Danny Bryant of the First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Wieman, Simon William
Simon "Sy" William Wieman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Simon "Sy" William Wieman, Canon City, passed away at his home Nov. 6, 1987. Born Aug. 10, 1913, in Belprie, Kan. Married Elizabeth Bell, July 16, 1936. She survives, as do her children, Donald (Leslie) Wieman, Jeannie (Tom) Walkinshaw, Larry, and Terry Wieman. One son preceded him in death in 1939. Also survived by nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; one sister, Minnie VanWey; one brother, Virgil Wieman, sister-in-law, Lois; and a host of friends. Sy lived most of his life near Granada where he ranched and farmed, retiring in July 1977. In his earlier years he worked, in gold mines in California and uranium mines in western Colorado and Utah. In June 1983, he joined the First United Methodist Church in Canon City, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, with the ,Rev. Dennis Sillaman officiating. Burial in Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose.

Wiening, Rebecca
Rebecca Wiening - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2000 - Rebecca Carmelita Wiening, 59, Trinidad, November 1. Survived by husband, William Wiening, and children, Stanley Wiening, Clifford Wiening, Tracey Campbell, and Billie Jo Chavez. Funeral service 2 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2000, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Wieser, Antoinette Jeanette
Antoinette Jeanette "Toni" Wieser - Vallejo Times-Herald - December 26, 2004 - Antoinette Jeanette "Toni" Wieser, April 21, 1917 - Dec. 22, 2004 - Antoinette "Toni" Jeanette Wieser, 87, died Wednesday after a brief illness. Born in Trinidad, Colo., Mrs. Wieser was a resident of Vallejo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Sylvester Henry Wieser; her parents, Frank Corollo and Santa Magarro; her sisters, Anna Colombo, Marie Frabizio and Margaret Atchison; and her brothers, Mario Corollo and Joseph Corollo. Survivors include her daughters, Gloria Wieser-Lewis and Joan Marie Wieser; sons, Gerald F. (Leanna) and Walter B. (Shanna); sister, JoAnn Brown; and grandchildren, Juliene Wieser (Leonard) Alexandre, Scott (Felisa) Wieser, Brock Wieser, Chad Wieser, Trevor Lewis, Jamie Lewis and Jodie Lewis. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil Monday at Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Vallejo. Entombment will be at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Vallejo. Flowers may be sent to Colonial Chapels, Vallejo. Donations may be made to St. Anthony's dining room, 121 Golden Gate Ave., P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139-5719.

Wiggins, Alvin Eugene
Alvin Eugene Wiggins - Huerfano World - August 20, 1998 - Alvin Eugene Wiggins, 73, of Walsenburg, died Aug. 15, 1998 in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home where he was a resident. Born Mar. 29, 1925 in Beaumont, TX, to Archie and Lydia Barrow Wiggins, he entered the US Navy in 1943. Mr. Wiggins, a member of the Texas Bar Association, was an attorney by trade and had a private practice in Beaumont. After retiring about six years ago, he came to live in Walsenburg, purchasing a ranch in Ideal Canyon. He is survived by two sons, Steven, Beaumont and John, Walsenburg; two brothers, Daylee and Tommy, both of Texas; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian in 1995. A memorial service was held from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel on Tuesday. Cremation.

Wiggins, Robert A.
Robert A. Wiggins - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cañon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Robert Wiggins - Robert A. Wiggins was about 65 years of age when he was killed during the riot. Wiggins was the prison's blacksmith and had been held hostage since noon on October 2. He was shot by inmates on the evening of October 3rd and was dragged outside the prison gates. Later he was taken to the Holmes hospital, where he died on the operating table a few minutes later. Mr. Wiggins was survived by a wife and one son. Dying as he had lived, it was written that Wiggins was a man of his convictions and staunch heart, his courage in the last may well be looked upon and recorded as one of the most splendid acts of heroism in the history of the State. Knowing that he would be killed, Wiggins, it was reported, did not ask for mercy.

Wightman, Jeffrey S.
Jeffrey S. Wightman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Jeffrey S. Wightman passed away Feb. 16, 2005. Services will be held in Mechanicsville, Va., later this week.

Wightman, Kenneth
Kenneth "Shadow" Wightman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1999 - Kenneth "Shadow" Wightman made his transition on June 13, 1999 , after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 2, 1925, to H.J. and Minnie Wightman in Trinidad, Colo. Kenny served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He came to Pueblo in 1951 to work at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot and retired from CF&I Rail Mill after 33 years. He was a devout member of the Pueblo Divine Science Church and an active member of the Alcoholics Anonymous for the past 37 years. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents- son, Jon- and his brother, Edward. His survivors include his wife, Marnette- and her mother, Elsie Kautzky, of the family home- daughters, Emily and Lois- and their sons, Jeffrey, Christopher and James- and special friends, Ed and Donna Courter and Dave and Pat Millon. There will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 ,in the Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt. Family and friends will gather in the Fellowship hall immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Divine Science Church.

Wigner, Joe J. Sr.
Joe J. Wigner Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Joe J. Wigner Sr., 79, passed away Oct. 18, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Marie M. Wigner; daughter, Margaret Ann Wigner; son-in-law, Roger Files; brothers, Albert Wigner, Frank Wigner Jr. and Vern Wigner; and sister, Kay Stanko. Survived by children, Don Wigner, Beulah, Colo., Kathy Goss, Colorado Springs, Linda (Hal) Durfree, Delta, Colo., JoAnn (Leonard Paul) Wigner, Montrose, Colo., Eileen Manzanares, Pueblo, Joe (Diane) Wigner Jr., Pueblo, Mary Jane (Ron) Smallfoot, Lafayette, Colo., Brenda Files, Pueblo, Ronald (Nancy) Wigner, Whittier, Calif., and Cheryl (Mark) Popp, Pueblo. Also survived by 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Mader and Mickie (Elwayne) Brady, both of Garden City, Kan.; brother, George (Esther) Wigner Jr., Garden City, Kan.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Mr. Wigner retired as an electrical contractor and was a member of IBEW No. 12 for 45 years and was an avid fisherman. Visitation at the funeral home noon-5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery. The family especially wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Wilson and staff, Roth Medical and staff, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Friends will be received at the home of Cheryl and Mark Popp.

Wigner, Marie M.
Marie M. Wigner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Marie M. Wigner, age 77, passed away Dec. 7, 1997. Preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Ann Wigner- brother, John, Andrew and Ed Schmaltz- and her sister, Marge Barnes. Survived by her husband, Joseph J. Wigner- children, Don (Jaton) Wigner, Beulah, Colo., Kathy Goss, Colorado Springs, Linda (Hal) Durfee, Delta, Colo., Jo Ann (Leonard Paul) Wigner, Montrose, Colo., Eileen (Bill) Manzanares, Pueblo, Joe (Diane) Wigner Jr., Pueblo, Mary Jane (Ron) Smallfoot, Lafayette, Colo., Brenda (Roger) Files, Pueblo, Ronald (Nancy) Wigner, Whittier, Calif., and Cheryl (Mark) Popp, Pueblo- 16 grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- and brothers and sisters, Betty Downing, Ann McElroy, Barbara Underhill, Adam Schmaltz Jr., Eleanore Timbrook, Bertha Thompson, Bea Anders, Kay Durbin, Patty Ann Chick and Richard Schmaltz. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the home of Joe and Diane Wigner. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Wigton, John R.
Dr. John R. Wigton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 24, 2002. Dr. Wigton was a Pueblo Centennial High School graduate and served his country in the U.S. Army as a doctor during WWII. He spent over 40 years in medical practice, in the late 1940s in Crested Butte, Colo., and later in the Santa Monica, Calif., area. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy and Kitty Lee. Dear father of Cindy (Bobby) Wright and Kim (Stephanie) Wigton. Cherished grandfather of Cammie (Wesley) LePlatt and Dena (Patrick) Morrisey. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Dane, Randy, Lauran and Mara; two brothers, Dr. Chester Wigton and Dr. Henry Wigton; sister, B. Rebecca (Charles) Housman of Pueblo and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, W.I. and Bessie Ramsey Wigton; brother, W.I. Wigton Jr. A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. Family will receive friends and relatives following the service. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wikberg, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Wikberg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - Raymond J. Wikberg, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 1999 , at Parkview Hospital. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne and sons, Ron and Mike. He is survived by children, Dinah, Rick, Greg (Dagmar),Cliff and Jay- and sister, Evelyn (Sonnie)- 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by his grandchildren's mothers, Lovenda (Greg), Troy (John). Bubba will be missed and is loved by all. , 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999 , Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wiklund, Barbara F.
Barbara F. Wiklund - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1999 - Barbara F. Wiklund, 96, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 18, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, William S. Wiklund, 1964- by brother, Joe Baker- and sisters, Mary Guadagno and Ann Filler. Survived by sisters, Rose Manguso and Sophie Lawson, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family extends a special thank you to Belmont Lodge. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, Roselawn Cemetery.

Wiklund, George C.
George C. Wiklund - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2006 - George C. Wiklund passed away June 14, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Anna Wiklund; brothers, William, Hedwig and Jack "Swede"; sisters, Elvira, Ellen and Elma. George is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Josephine; son, George (Wendy) Wiklund Jr.; grandchildren, JoAnna (John) Crowley, Scott (Rachel) Wiklund and Gail (Robert) Ujkaj; great-grandchildren, Robert, Anthony and Sasha Ujkaj, Paige Crowley and Avery Wiklund; sisters-in-law, Grace Martellaro and Jennie (Bill) Griggs; brothers-in-law, Jack Chiaramonte and Tony (Brenda) Chiaramonte; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. George served in the U.S. Army in the 62nd AFA BN ASSN during WWII. He served in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes-Alsace, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. George worked as a mechanic for the city of Pueblo, and retired in 1987. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge No. 145, and enjoyed golfing, fishing and dancing. At George's request there will be a private graveside service.

Wilbourn, Kenneth W.
Kenneth W. Wilbourn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Kenneth W. Wilbourn, 55, passed away June 27, 1987. Mr. Wilbourn is survived by his wife, Imogene Wilbourn; three children, Arlie Wilbourn of Pueblo, Theresa (Gerald) Hesseltine of Alaska and Rita (Rodney) Pike of Pueblo. He also is survived by two brothers, Verlon (Nadine) of Oklahoma and Chester (Betty) Wilbourn of Michigan; one sister, Norma (Edward) Greenmeyer of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Wilbourn was born March 23, 1932. He resided in Pueblo since March 19, 1956. Mr. Wilbourn was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and belonged to the Al Kaly Shrine. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ with the Rev. Bill Driver officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to Shriner Crippled Children's Hospital in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Wilbur, Raymond F.
Raymond F. Wilbur - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1999 - Raymond F. Wilbur, born Jan. 15, 1921, in Berkley, Mass., passed away July 24,1999 , in Pueblo. Survived by children, Cathie (Steve) Palmer, Paradise, Calif., and Lynn Wilbur, California- five grandchildren- sister, Alice Borden-and his loving companion, Esther Carducci. Ray was a member of the Paradise Elks Lodge No. 2026 and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with no service.

Wilburn, E. Louise
E. Louise Wilburn - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2000 - E. Louise Wilburn, age 70, of Limon, Colo., (formerly of Hartman) died June 10, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Burial in the Hartman Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Hartman Gym Restoration Fund.

Wilburn, Stephanie Rae
Stephanie Rae Wilburn - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1999 - Stephanie Rae Wilburn. Daughter of the late John Wilburn- daughter and stepdaughter of Jacob and Priscilla- sister of Leslie (Joe) Lovato and John Jr. (Davine) Wilburn- and granddaughter of Sophie Bobian, John Montez and Tony and Lala Rodriguez. Services, noon today, Trevino Mortuary. Interment at Mount Olivet following the services.

Wilce, Evelyn
Evelyn Wilce - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1999 - Evelyn Wilce, 76, passed away Aug. 12, 1999. Visitation until 7 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home. Funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Wilcox, Asa
Asa Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1981 - Asa Wilcox, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, La Veta, and grandfather of Mrs. Betty Kreutzer and Mrs. Barbara Andreatta, La Veta. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Friends who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Asa Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1981 - Graveside services for Asa Wilcox, 86, of La Veta will be held at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Wilcox died January 12, 1981, at Walsenburg Care Center. He was born May 8, 1894, at Starkville and grew up in Lester. His wife, the former Elizabeth Rickard, died in 1954. He was a custodian for Walsenburg High School during the 1930s, and then operated a ranch until retiring. Surviving are his daughter, Elizabeth Willis of La Veta and two granddaughters.

Wilcox, Dolores Ann
Dolores Ann Wilcox – Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1990 – Dolores Ann Wilcox, 52, died Monday, Jan. 8, 1990, in Las Vegas, NV. Formerly of Fowler and Fort Collins, she was born May 26, 1937 in Fowler. Survived by her mother, Lillie Dell Christensen, Fowler; one son Steven Wilcox, Reno, NV; one brother, Bob (Judy) Christensen, Fort Collins; one sister, Mickey (Tim) Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ; a special friend, Don Barrett, Las Vegas; three nieces and two nephews. Services, 2 p.m., Friday, First Methodist Church in fowler, Memorials to the Methodist Church. Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday, Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins.

Wilcox, Helen Lucy Mae
Helen Lucy Mae Thompson Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2005 - Helen Lucy Mae Thompson Wilcox departed this life Aug. 17, 2005, in Ordway, Colo. Helen was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Miami, Okla., to Grover S. Trask and Nannie Ashford Trask. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, George Thompson; and siblings, Harold Trask, Andrew Trask, Frances Pitman, Dorothy Fairbairn and Peggy Siefford Cidio. Helen graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1934. She married the love of her life George Thompson on Feb. 28, 1941. Helen retired from US West Communications in 1977 after 38 years of service. She had the distinction of being the first woman office manager for US West. She managed offices in Dillon and Salida, Colo., prior to retirement. After her retirement, she made her home in Pueblo West. She served on the board for the Pueblo West Mobile Home Association for a number of years. She was a life-time member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. In 1996, she moved to Olney Springs, Colo., with her niece, Sandy (Bill) Gray. Helen always had a beautiful yard and loved gardening. She enjoyed spending time with all her many nieces and nephews and always had dogs and cats to share her life with. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Harold (Linda) Stringer, Diane (Darvin) Ritchie, Gary Stringer, Wayne (Christine) Trask, JoAnn (Reaford) Garrison, Howard (Cindy) Trask, Ed (Nancy) Trask, John Siefford, Rick Siefford, Karen Nan (Tom) Ziegler, Kay McDowell, Tom (Katy) Fairbairn, Linda Fairbairn, Sandy (Bill) Gray, and Helen (Don) Pierson. Also surviving are many great and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Helen will lie in-state from 1 until 8 p.m. today at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. A very special thank you to the Crowley County Nursing Center for the wonderful care and friendship they provided for the last four years of her life. Those who desire may make contributions to the Crowley County Nursing Center, Ordway, Colo. Aunt Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Wilcox, Lovinia
Lovinia Wilcox – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1914 – Mrs. Lovinia Wilcox, mother of Mrs. R.A. Morrison of Denver, died at her home after an illness of a few days. Mrs. Wilcox was born in New York eighty-six years ago and had been a resident of Denver for ten years.

Wilcox, Mary O.
Mary O. Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2002- Mary O. Wilcox, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 27, 2002. Born Feb. 15, 1929, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Clyde D. Wilcox. Survived by her sons, Dave, Larry and Clay Wilcox; brother, Louie Valdez; sister, Helen Avalar; grandchildren, Shelby, Lori, Terri, Stephanie, Justin, Len, Heather, Dustin, Tanya, Brandy, Shane, Clayton and Weston. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Wilcox, Michael Edward
Michael Edward Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1998 - Michael Edward Wilcox, 52, Temecula, Calif., passed away June 19, 1998. He is survived by mother, Sallie (Bob) Nelson, Pueblo- daughter, Erica Rhea Wilcox, Madeline, Calif.- grandmother, Ella Hardecopf, Dolliver, Iowa- uncles, Richard Harness, Dolliver, and Forrest Wilcox, Tucson, Ariz.- aunts, Betty Clayton, Estherville, Iowa, Berdene (Paul) Spencer, Newton, Iowa, and Judy (Marlow) Good, Newton- and many cousins and friends including special friends, Darrell and Judy Munn and their children, Connie and Jacob, all of Temecula. Predeceased by father, Marine Sgt. Philip Wilcox, Norwalk, Calif. - grandparents, Myrtle and Fred Wilcox, Newton- step-grandfather, Albert Hardecopf, Dolliver- and grandfather, Leonard Harness, Woonsocket, S.D. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Dolliver Cemetery.

Wilcox, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Ruth E. Wilcox, born Sept. 8, 1917, in Pueblo to the union of George and Ada Wilcox, passed away May 20, 2002. Ruth is survived by her sisters, Alice Morgan and Christine Cool. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wilcoxson, Gene
Gene Wilcoxson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2009 - Wilcoxson Remembered by Family Members - Funeral Services for the Well-Known Pueblo Businessman Will Be Tuesday - Funeral services for car dealer and Pueblo business leader Gene Wilcoxson are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th Street and Grand Avenue. Wilcoxson's family spoke Friday about growing up and working with the late president and owner of Wilcoxson Buick-Cadillac-GMC-Truck, a man who also helped found the Pueblo Economic Development Corp. "What they did for the community, they did unselfishly," Gene Wilcoxson Jr., one of Wilcoxson's two sons, said of his father and mother, the late Jane "Peachy" Wilcoxson. "They did not want anything in return," he said. Wilcoxson, 85, died Wednesday. His second son, Bill, said his father had health problems since the death a year ago of his wife, whom he had cared for since she had a stroke. Wilcoxson moved to Pueblo when he was 4 and grew up here, attending Somerlid Elementary School and Centennial High School. He then went to Pueblo Junior College for a time and then into the U.S. Amy in 1943 for World War II, where he served as a combat platoon leader and company commander in the Pacific Theater. When he returned from the war, Wilcoxson went to college again, graduating from the University of Colorado. It was after that he got into the car business, said Bill Wilcoxson. A friend asked him to work at what was then called Vidmar-Mathis Motor Company and he started selling cars and trucks. He was recalled by the Army for the Korean War and returned to Pueblo in 1953, working for W.A. Willis Ford. Wilcoxson later partnered with the company in dealerships in Iowa and Colorado Springs before getting the chance to buy into the W.A. Willis Buick-Cadillac dealership, located at what now is Wilcoxson Buick- Cadillac- GMC-Truck. Bill said Wilcoxson was told when he bought the rest of the dealership that he'd never be able to pay it off. But he did in just four or five years, Bill said, and was at last working only for himself. Even after he left day-to-day operations of the dealership to Bill, who is general manager, and daughter Karen Wilcoxson, who takes care of administration there, Wilcoxson stayed involved, his son and daughter said. "He let us do our own thing as long as we took care of customers," Bill said. "He also would want to put his stamp of approval on things. He would take us outside once in a while and say, 'Who put that sign up there?' " Bill said his father supported his three children no matter what they did, never pressuring them to work at the dealership. Two of them did, but older son Gene Jr. now is the risk manager at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Gene said he remembered how hard Wilcoxson worked, leaving the house before 7 a.m. and returning home at 6:30 p.m. six days a week. "He just fell asleep on the couch, exhausted," he said. Wilcoxson's hard work enabled him later to leave the dealership to others and be active in civic and community projects. He served at various times as the chairman of PEDCo and the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the boards of Minnequa Bank, Vectra Bank, the Pueblo Country Club and other groups. Among the honors bestowed on Wilcoxson were the 2005 Citizen of the Year Award by the chamber and the Centennial Hall of Fame. His family said Wilcoxson was most proud of one honor in particular: The Good Neighbor Award, presented by Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. He worked for years to create business and social relationships between Fort Carson staff and area business leaders, and his children said he was devoted to working with the post's personnel. "He loved doing things for other people," Bill said. "And he never asked for reward or recognition. It came, but that's not why he did it."

Wilder, Nafie Bobbie
Nafie Bobbie Wilder - Huerfano World - August 13, 1998 - Nafie Bobbie Wilder, 86, of Glendale, CA, formerly of Walsenburg, died Aug. 3, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Feb. 20, 1912 in Walsenburg to Kalil "K" and Effie Paris George, she met and married Ken Paul Wilder in California. She made annual trips to Walsenburg to visit her 105 year old mother, Effie and the rest of the family. Survivors include, her mother, Effie George, Walsenburg; three sons, Hollis Wilder, Paul Wilder and Daniel Wilder, Carson, CA; five sisters, Sherma Jerant, Walsenburg, Edna Ferrendelli, Farmington, NM, Dorothy Tomsic, Huntington Beach, CA, Betty Baker, Hollywood, CA, and June Van Schoyck, New Cuyama, CA; two brothers, Sam George, Supher, LA, and Iube George, Antonito; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Glendale, CA.

Wilder, W. H.
W. H. Wilder - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 19, 1918 - W. H. Wilder, former resident of Trinidad, a veteran of the Civil war, was killed in an automobile accident near Grand Junction.

Wildt, Marjorie R.
Marjorie Ruth Hutcheson Wildt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2002 - Marjorie Ruth Hutcheson Wildt, 91, of Maryland, passed away Nov. 10, 2002. Born Jan. 1, 1911, in Colorado Springs. Beloved wife of the late Frederick August Wildt; mother of Fredrick E. Wildt of Virginia, Khris E. Wildt of Denton, Md., and L. Susanne Cusimano of Queenstown, Md.; grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of one. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 118, Queenstown, MD 21658 or Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.

Wiley, Kenneth B.
Kenneth B. Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2006 - Kenneth B. Wiley passed away Nov. 18, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Ken was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Pueblo to Winifred and Minnie Wiley. He was employed as a city bus driver for many years before his retirement. Kenneth was a 61-year member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and most recently had been attending St. Peter Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; brother Cecil; sisters, Mabel and Betty; and one granddaughter. His survivors include his daughters, Betty Jean (Sonny) Cape, Diana (Carson) Herrin and Kathleen (Gerald) Robinette; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and his niece, Bobbi Coburn. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Masonic Rites provided by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Mr. Wiley will be laid to rest with his wife, Agnes, in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Wiley, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2005 - Charles Edward Wiley, 69, went to be with Jesus June 25, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Irene, and children; Russell (Tammy) Wiley and Charlene (Vincent) Abbas. He has three grandchildren; Luke Wiley of Ft. Collins, Colo., Amy Wiley of Boone, Colo. and Robert Abbas of Laramie, Wyo. One brother, Stanley (Lillian) Wiley of Bayfield, Colo.; also survived by many nieces and nephews. No viewing nor service at his request.

Wiley, H. Valetta
H. Valetta Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1962 - H. Valetta Wiley, August 25. Mother of Miss Carrie E. Wiley of the family home, 811 Euclid Ave.; Robert B. Wiley, Boone, Colo.; William B. Wiley, Riverside, Calif.; Mrs. Ruth V. Meredith, Pahokee, Fla.; Mrs. Evelyn Wiley Smith; Mrs. Anna L. Clawson and James B. Wiley, all of Lake Worth, Fla.; Mrs. Florence F. Hamilton, Edinburg, Ind. and Mrs. Mabel R. Lutz, Belle Glade, Fla. Grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 42; great-great-grandmother of 5. Member of the St. Paul Methodist Church. A resident of Boone from 1907 until moving to Pueblo in 1919. Her husband, Douglas B. Wiley, died Jan. 14, 1923. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Barber, officiating. To Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Therapy Center through the mortuary office. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - H. Valetta Wiley. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. James Barber, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, officiating. To Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Therapy Center through the mortuary office.

Wiley, Kenneth Bert
Kenneth Bert Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Leap kills man, 94; woman who drank gasoline, 55, dies - The county coroner lists both deaths as suicides - A 94-year-old man fell to his death Saturday from a third-story window of his assisted-living center, and a 55-year-old woman in a separate case died after publicly drinking gasoline last week, according to officials. The Pueblo County Coroner's office reported both deaths as suicides. At 6:35 a.m. Kenneth Bert Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene of Alterra Wynwood, 4723 Surfwood Ave., according to Coroner James Kramer. Wiley had been living there since April. According to police, Wiley had told his family, "no one should live this long." Wiley fell after he used a pocket knife to cut and remove the screen from a hall window on the third floor, according to a report by Cpl. Gilbert Ladrini of the Pueblo Police Department. A Community Organization for Victims Assistance was called to help those who witnessed the scene. Claudine Bieser died at 12:55 p.m. at Parkview Medical Center. Kramer said she died of a "combination of gas ingestion and respiratory and renal failure." On Wednesday Bieser bought almost a gallon of gas from Loaf 'N Jug on Fourth Street and Abriendo Avenue, and then walked to the intersection of Carlile Place and Wilson Avenue, where residents watched in disbelief as she began drinking the gas. She had been a resident of the adult assisted-living center Golden Gate Manor, 606 W. Abriendo Ave.

Wiley, Richard
Richard Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2002 - Richard Wiley, 46, passed away Nov. 8, 2002. Services will be held in Walsh, Colo.

Wilger, Arline M.
Arline M. Wilger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2001 - Age 77, Bristol. Passed away March 28, 2001. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment, Veterans section, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Wilgus, Blanche A.
Blanche A. Wilgus - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Blanche A. Wilgus, 88, passed away at her home in Pueblo, June 7, 1986. Born in La Plata, Mo., to Daniel R. and Nancy (Curtis) Miller, she had been educated at State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo., had moved to Colorado in 1920 and lived in Pueblo since 1936. She is preceded in death by a son, Samuel Wilgus, on March 9, 1985, and her husband, Elmer Lee Wilgus, on Oct. 25, 1985. She is survived by a son, Jack (Neva) Wilgus, a daughter-in-law, Joy Wilgus, both of Pueblo; a niece, June Biondini of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren, Linda Runyan and Christa Salaz of Pueblo, Samuel R. Wilgus of Thornton and Brian Wilgus of Colorado Springs. Service at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade in Colorado Springs, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, with the Rev. Willard O. Peterson officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Wilgus, Elmer Lee
Elmer Lee Wilgus - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1985 - Elmer Lee Wilgus of Pueblo passed away Oct. 25, 1985, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born May 21, 1897, in Brashear, Mo. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Swan-Law Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn O. McPherson officiating. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Lived and farmed east of Colorado Springs before moving to Pueblo in 1936. He and wife, Blanche Wilgus, celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. Veteran of U.S. Army, WW I. Retired grocer. Preceded in death by one son, Samuel Ray Wilgus, March 1985. Survived by wife, Blanche, of Pueblo; one son, Jack Wilgus, Pueblo; two daughters-in-law, Neva Wilgus and Joy Wilgus, both of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Linda Wilgus, Pueblo, Chris Salaz, Pueblo, Sam Wilgus Jr., Thornton, and Brian Wilgus, Eagle; and five great-grandchildren.

Wilhelm, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Wilhelm - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2002 - Margaret L. Wilhelm, 90, passed away July 16, 2002, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughters, Ardell (Warren) Curtis and JoAnn (Richard) Radley, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kendall (Lori) Curtis of Pueblo, Kristen (Scott) Zink of Broomfield, Colo., Stephen (Jacqueline) Radley of Parker, Colo., and Lisa (Chris) Kassel of Broomfield, Colo.; and six great-grandchildren. Margaret was born May 29, 1912, in Tecumseh, Neb. A funeral service and interment were held in Nebraska City, Neb. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Streets, in Pueblo. Memorials may be made to Maple Grove Church or Bethel United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

Wilhite, Betty Lou
Betty Lou Wilhite – Pueblo Chieftain – September 14, 2006 - Betty Lou Wilhite was born June 23, 1925, in Pueblo, Colo. She was the second of seven children to bless the marriage of Ben Andrews and Lena Bell-Andrews. Betty was a graduate of Pueblo Central High School in 1943 and attended trade school to learn Pharmaceutical Technology. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 25 years of service. Betty married Clyde Andrew Wilhite on Jan. 6 1949, whose bond would last the rest of her life. Their love gave birth to Kenneth, Adrienne, Phyllis and Barry. Betty was devoted to her family. She was an avid knitter, crotchetier, and excellent baker and cook. She passed away Sept. 6, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Betty was proud of her husband, Clyde; her children, Adrienne, Barry and Sheri Hightower; and six grandchildren, Jainea Wilhite- Hightower, Shane Wilhite-Valdez, Danielle Wilhite-Lapreste, Grant Franco, Taria Wilhite, Tanaia Wilhite; great-grandson Damori Lapreste; a brother, Alvin Andrews; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives who all survive her. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Lena Andrews; her two children, Phyllis and Kenneth; a sister, Mary Ellen Saulters; brothers, Walter, David, Wilbur and Thomas Andrews. Funeral service at 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Pastor Orval Miles, officiating cremation to follow.

Wilhite, Kenneth Errol
Kenneth Errol Wilhite - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2005 - Kenneth Errol Wilhite, 52, a lifetime Puebloan, born June 10, 1952, departed this life on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005. He was a 1970 graduate of South High School, and had a degree in mass communications from what was USC. Kenny was a long haul truck driver, and traveled to all the states in this great nation. Survived by his parents, Clyde and Betty (Andrews) Wilhite; siblings, Adrienne Wilhite, Barry Wilhite; two children, Grant Franco and Danielle Lopresti; a granddaughter, Demari Lopresti; a nephew, Shane Valdez; three nieces, JaNae Wilhite, Taria and Tanaia Valdez; and his favorite uncle, Alvin Andrews; also, William Wilhite, numerous cousins other relatives and friends. Kenny is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben "Big Daddy" and Lena 'Momma Lena" Andrews; a sister, Phyllis Wilhite; aunt, Mary Saulters; uncles, Thomas Andrews, Wilbur Dean-Andrews, David D. Andrews; grandaunts and granduncles ,Harriet and Erskine Hobbs, Ulmon "Big Boy" and Gladys Stephens Andrews, Hulmon "Little Boy" and Myrtle Andrews, and Amanda Sproul. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethelhem Baptist Church. The Rev. Oral Miles officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wilhite, William Franklin
William Franklin Wilhite - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2000 - William Franklin Wilhite IV, 21, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord July 16, 2000. Born March 30, 1979. Survived by his mother, Carmela G. Cabello of Pueblo and father, William Franklin Wilhite III of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Stacy Wilhite of Pueblo, Stazha Wilhite of Pueblo; grandparents, Carmen Cabello of Pueblo and William Wilhite of Denver; nieces, Danielle DeGrande, Devon Scott, Iyanna Scott; nephews, Danny DeGrande, DeVante Scott, Maynard Scott; and special friend, Brent Overton. Memorial funeral service today, 2 p.m. at Romero Family Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Relatives and friends will be received at 2039 E. Sixth after the memorial service.

Wilhite, William III
William "Blue" Wilhite III - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2005 - William "Blue" Wilhite III, 49, passed away Aug. 9, 2005. Survived by daughters, Stacy Wilhite, Stazha Wilhite; six grandchildren; sister, Shirley Cooper; and father, William F. Wilhite II. Preceded in death by his mother, Idella Wilhite; sister, Sandra York; and son, William Wilhite IV. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow at New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St., Pueblo.

Wilken, Arlene B.
Arlene B. Wilken - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2002 - Age 79, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Feb. 13, 2002, at a local hospital after a short illness. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Sugar City, Colo., to William and Marie Wilken. Arlene has been employed as an executive secretary by Frederick M. Farrar since 1954 and was an honorary life trustee of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Wilken; and sisters, Esther Andrew and Ruth Brunton. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their extended families. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Memorial Gardens Chapel in Colorado Springs. There will be a private burial. Memorials may be made in Arlene's name to the Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Wilken, Beatrice
Beatrice "Bee" Wilken - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Beatrice "Bee" Wilken, 80, died June 14, 1997, in Antioch, Calif. She was a native of Kankakee, Ill., and had lived in Pueblo from 1949 to 1963. She moved to Clayton, Calif., in 1977 and then moved to Antioch in 1987. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, crossword puzzles and trips to Tahoe and Reno with her husband. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, S.O. "Skip" Wilken of Antioch- daughters, Shirlene Faye Funsch of Eagle Rock and Sandra Kaye White, Denver- brother, Orville Schiller- three grandsons and one great-grand son. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6181, Concord, Calif., 94524-1181.

Wilkerson, Betty
Betty Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2005 - Betty Wilkerson passed away Sept. 4, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Wilkerson, on Oct. 4, 2004; and her sister, Atha Grant. Betty was involved in several businesses in her life. She owned a pet store and was involved in breeding and showing dogs for around 35 years. She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Duncan of Pueblo West; son, Wayne Wilkerson of Broomfield, Colo.; four grandsons, two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Ca–on City in Betty's memory through the funeral home office.

Wilkerson, Geraldine L.
Geraldine L. “Gerry” Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2005 - Geraldine L. “Gerry” Wilkerson, 83, passed away Jan. 3, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Wilkerson; brother, Donald Strauss. She is survived by her children, Linda Wilkerson (special friend, Emmett O'Leary), Jerry (Raynae) Wilkerson, Bill Wilkerson, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Leah (Troy) Perry, Shalan (Greg) Diaz; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Kylana Perry, and Dexton and Jillian Diaz; stepmother, Christina Strauss of Ca–on City; sisters-in-law, Betty Wilkerson of Pueblo, Wilma Penny of California; also survived by numerous other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Ca–on City. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made in Geraldine's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and All Care for their special care.

Wilkerson, Glenn William
Glenn William Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2004 - Glenn William Wilkerson, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 4, 2004. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ray Wilkerson; sisters, Gertrude McDaniel and Mildred Ruffini; daughter-in-law, Kim Wilkerson; sister-in-law, Atha Grant. Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty J. Wilkerson; children, Glenna Duncan of Pueblo West, Colo.; Wayne Wilkerson of Broomfield, Colo.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Penny of California; sister-in-law, Geraldine Wilkerson of Pueblo, Colo.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Glenn served during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a sergeant in the Battery B 61st Field Artillery Battalion. He received the Purple Heart, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the Dana Corp. after 30-plus years of service. Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Ca–on City, Colo. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at 1111 Candlewood Court, Pueblo West, following the interment.

Wilkerson, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Wilkerson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1987 - Virginia M. Wilkerson, 71, MacNaughton, June 24, 1987. Mother of Joseph G. (Camille) Mosco, Pueblo. Sister of Mike Arrigo, Carmen Arrigo, Katherine Pecoraro, Carolyn Johnson and Frances Swanson, all of Pueblo; Vincent Arrigo, Westcliffe; Joseph Arrigo, San Francisco; and Josephine Brown, Colorado Springs. Grandmother of Eileen Mosco, Pueblo; Ellen Headley, Swink; Ben Mosco, Canyon Country, Calif.; and Andy Mosco, Fort Worth, Texas. Also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Christy Mosco. Mrs. Wilkerson came to America from Sicily in 1913 and had been a Pueblo resident for the past two years. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They will greet friends at the church following the cemetery committal.

Wilkes, Dennis
Dennis Wilkes - Colorado Public Defender – December 20, 1884 - Miguel Garcia - Pueblo. H-W. Hanging/Broken neck. A native of Mexico, Garcia, age fifty-four, did not speak English. He was employed gathering old rags, bones, iron, etc. After a change of venue to Pueblo, Garcia was convicted of killing his employer, Dennis Wilkes, near Las Animas, in Bent County. Garcia crushed Wilkes' head while he lay in bed sleeping; the alleged motive was robbery. The murder occurred after Wilkes had employed Garcia for two weeks. Garcia abruptly left town before the body was discovered and pawned the victim's watch. Garcia was actually tried and convicted three times; the first conviction was set aside by the trial court because of errors in the trial transcript, and the second was set aside by the trial court because of insufficiency of the evidence. A crowd of approximately four thousand attended the execution, which, like the trial, was held in Pueblo.

Wilkes, Thomas
Thomas Wilkes - Huerfano World - July 10, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Thomas Wilkes was shot and killed by John Shanks near the Foley saloon at Pictou. [Editor's Note: Thomas G. Wikes died July 5, 1906. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 6, 1906, Page 1.]

Wilkes, Wayne Wesley
Wayne Wesley Wilkes - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – August 10, 1967 – Auto Accident Kills Puebloan Near Fountain – A Pueblo man was killed about 12:30 a.m. today when his car veered out of control about 5.1 miles south of Fountain on Interstate 25, the State Patrol reported. The man, identified as Wayne Wesley Wilkes, 38, was traveling south when his car skidded 18 feet off the left edge of the highway and struck a guard post with the right front. The vehicle then continued south for 99 feet, rolled once and landed on its wheels in the median strip. No seat belts were used but the driver remained in the vehicle. Damage to the 1963 model car was estimated at $800. Wilkes' body was taken to Chapel of Memorial Mortuary in Colorado Springs.

Wilkins, Charles L. Jr.
Charles L. Wilkins Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1998 - Charles L. Wilkins Jr., 74, passed away Jan. 16, 1998. Beloved husband for 52 years of Christine Wilkins. Father of Charles T. (Debbie) Wilkins, and Cheri (Ken) Wertz, both of Pueblo, James (Porn) Wilkins of Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth Shaw of Colorado Springs, Tina (Russ) Glover of Sweet Home, Ore., and Crissa (Mike Singer) Wilkins of Colorado Springs. Also survived by eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- his sister, Frances (Earl) Bratcher, Amarillo, Texas- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Lester Owen Wilkins, in 1990. Mr. Wilkins served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in W.W. II and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity in 1990. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society and will receive friends at 1157 Lane 27.

Wilkins, John N.
John N. Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2003 - John N. Wilkins, 86, of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 23, 2003. Survived by his children, Rudy (Carol) Lopez, New Mexico, David Lopez, Ronald (Jeanne) Wilkins, Walsenburg, Rita (Dave) Dennis, Linda (Ron) Bybee, New Mexico, Elaine (Clovis) Vigil, Walsenburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Darce and Frank Wilkins; a sister, Fanny Valdez; many other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose Lucero Wilkins; parents, Joe and Rita; brothers, Pino, Mala and Sardo. Services, St. Mary Church; rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cremation, Almont/Imperial Crematory. Following her service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the Eagles Hall. Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2003 - John M. Wilkins passed away after a short illness. John graduated from high school then served in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II. In the years following, he married Rose Lucero. While raising his family he worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. He retired in 1974 after 30 years of employment. Following his retirement he worked for the school district as a "Jack of all Trades." John also worked as a grounds-keeper at the local golf course. John was an avid golfer and he loved sports, especially the Broncos. He was affectionately known as Grandpa John to many. John was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he volunteered many hours calling bingo, helping with summer picnics, and most notably umpiring softball and baseball games for many years. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and also served as a Walsenburg City Councilman for four terms. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose Lucero; his parents, Joe and Rita; and brothers, Pino, Mala, and Sardo. Survived by children, Rudy (Carol) Lopez, Los Lunes, N.M., David Lopez, Ronald (Jeanne) Wilkins, Walsenburg, Rita (Dave) Dennis, Linda (Ron) Bybee, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Elaine (Clovis) Vigil, Walsenburg; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Darce and Frank; and sister, Fanny Valdez; as well as many other family members and friends. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. A gathering of family and friends will immediately follow the funeral Mass at the Eagles Hall in Walsenburg. Visitation will be during business hours Monday at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. Fifth, Walsenburg. Cremation.

Wilkins, Juanita Maxine
Juanita Maxine Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2006 - Juanita Maxine Wilkins, 77, passed away June 28, 2006. Survived by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Charles Wilkins; children, Debra (Norman) Everhart of Pueblo West, Daryl Wilkins and Dean Wilkins, both of Pueblo; special aunt, Mary (Loren) Enyeart of Cañon City; numerous cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her children, Charles Don Wilkins in 1993 and Michael David Wilkins in 2004. Juanita was born April 30, 1929, in Walsenburg, Colo. She worked as a merchandise representative for the Hershey Co. Member of Christ the King Church. She was a traditional mother who enjoyed cooking and cleaning and was devoted 100 percent to her husband. Juanita also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Wilkins, Michael
Michael "David" Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2004 - Michael "David" Wilkins, 48, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 10, 2004. Survived by his parents, Charles and Juanita Wilkins; siblings, Debra (Norm) Everhart, Daryl Wilkins and Dean Wilkins, all of Pueblo; nieces, Carrie Chute and Deanna Wilkins; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Wilkins in March 1993. David was born June 5, 1956, in Pueblo and was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved music and poetry. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home immediately following the service.

Wilkins, Rose
Rose Wilkins - Huerfano World - August 23, 1990 - Funeral service is pending for Rose Wilkins, 71, of Walsenburg, who died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center. J. M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilkinson, Fred L.
Fred L. Wilkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1931 - Fred L. Wilkinson, 49, died at local hospital Saturday morning after an illness of 10 days duration. Mr. Wilkinson had spent his entire lifetime in Pueblo, and for the past 15 years had been connected with the Blayney-Murphy Packing company and at the time of his death was district manager of the company here. Surviving him are his widow; son, Richard; and daughters, Mrs. Madelin Hawkins and Elinor; also sister, Bassie Wilkinson, and three grandchildren. He was a member of B. P. O. E. no. 90, and Neighbors of Woodcraft. The body is being cared for at the Rouch Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain April 7, 1931. Funeral services for Fred L. Wilkinson will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1931 - Funeral services for F. L. Wilkinson, district manager for Braney-Murphy will be held at 2:30 p.m. today from the chapel of Rouch Funeral home, with Rev. R. D. Lowden, pastor of the Broadway Christian church, assisted by the Rev. George F. Lowe of the Mesa Baptist church, officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be W. D. Young, Ira K. Young, Lee Dutcher, Jim Muldoon, O. O. Stanchfield, T.G. Gleason, A. H. Hayden, and C. R. Le Cain. Pallbearers will be Tom McCready, Joe Hilvitz, Sam Hilvitz, Frank Dunda, Bob Craddock, and George Byers. Flower bearers will be John Adams, J. J. Shea, Dave Scneder, S. G. McPherson and Earl Clendenning. Mr. Wilkinson held his position with the local company for the last 16 years and was resident of Pueblo for the past 22 years.

Wilkinson, Jane Roberts
Jane Roberts Wilkinson - Huerfano World - November 23, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Died, Mike Pene, Jane Roberts Wilkinson, Anna Lane and Andrew Dusnak.

Wilkinson, Mildred Helen
Mildred Helen Wilkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2003 - Mildred Helen Wilkinson, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away Nov. 18, 2003, after a brief illness. The oldest of 13 children, Mrs. Wilkinson was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Richard and Lillian (Hall) Pixler. She married her beloved husband of nearly 60 years, Herschel Leonard Wilkinson, on May 13, 1939. He and her parents predeceased her, as do two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by daughters, Patricia (Ted) Westby, Keller, Texas, and Linda (Scott) Taylor, Grapevine, Texas; granddaughters, Robin Westby and Ronni Westby (Scott) Hillard, Keller, Texas; great-grandsons, Logan Hillard and Brandon Westby; five sisters and two brothers; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends in Pueblo and in Apache Junction, Ariz., where she spent her winters. A longtime Pueblo resident, Mildred was very involved in her children's activities, serving as Girl Scout leader for both, and supporting their interests. An avid gardener, she and Herschel enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. They were members of several bowling leagues, lifetime members of the VFW and Eagles 145, and a part of Central Christian Church's family for over 50 years. Favorite recent activities were visiting Cripple Creek with friends and family; and while in Apache Junction, she enjoyed participating in all community activities and trips. She especially loved and was loved by her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made in her name to Dream Weavers, P. O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002. Closed casket visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, and graveside services at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilkinson, Mr.
Mr. Wilkinson – Alamosa Journal – May 1, 1884 – On the 27th, a man named Wilkinson, while drunk, fell over the dashboard of his wagon as he was going from Pueblo to his ranch on the St. Charles and was kicked to death by his horses.

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