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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William, Alice
Alice Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2006 - Alice Williams, prominent lifetime St. Charles Mesa resident, passed away at her home on Friday, March 31, 2006. Alice is a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Williams; parents, Frank and Lena Granato; sister, Betty Piastro; brothers, Jim and Bill Granato. Alice is survived by her son, Bill Williams of St. Charles Mesa; nephew, Rick (Lisa) Piastro of Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces, Paula Zieg of Mission, Kan., Danielle Zieg and Susan (Jeff Bishop) Rambo both of Denver, Colo.; numerous cousins, great nieces and great nephews. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Alice's name.

Williams, Alberta Norine
Alberta Norine Suedekum Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Alberta Norine Suedekum Williams, 97, of Rye, Colo. Born April 22, 1908, in Olds, Alberta, Canada, passed away Aug. 4, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Billy D. Williams; survived by children, Neppie Williams and Billy D. "Buzz" (Paula) Williams Jr. of Rye; grandchildren, Dallas (Kim) Adair of Colorado City, Robin Adair of Pueblo West, Billy and Sunny Williams of Kaui, Hawaii, Landon and Tate Williams of Rye; great-grandchildren, Chance and Kacie Adair of Colorado City; as well as many other nephews and nieces. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Colorado Poetry Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Association of American Pen Women, Huerfano County Cowbells, Rye Women's Club, and Territorial Daughters as well as having numerous awards and honorable mentions for her writings. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery.

Williams, Ann M.
Ann M. Williams – Pueblo Chieftain – August 27, 2006 – Ann M. Williams, long time Pueblo resident, passed away August 11, 2006 in Denver. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph G. Williams; parents, Karl & Mary Mesnar; and sisters, Mary Zigich, Josephine Weiler, Gail Knafelc, and Frances Adamich. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Kirby; grandchildren, Joey Williams and Laura A. Kirby; sister Carol Sabo of Cheyenne, WY and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann and her husband owned and operated an imported fancy foods store for over 20 years, in downtown Pueblo. She was also very active in the community volunteering many hours of her time to the Catholic Church and charitable causes, such as the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, the American Red Cross, and the Girl Scouts of America. She enjoyed gardening, music, and bridge and was a fabulous cook. But, the thing that brought her the most joy was her family. Mother was a beautiful person inside and out who touched the lives of everyone around her. Rosary, Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.; Funeral Mass, Thursday, August 31, 1:00 p.m., both at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Vigil services were held in Denver also. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, Colo. 80203.

Williams, Annabelle G.
Annabelle G. "Anne" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1987 - Annabelle G. "Anne" Williams, late of 3408 Miramar Drive, passed away Dec. 19, 1987. Mrs. Williams was retired from King Soopers. She is survived by two sons, Bruce (Sandra) Williams of Littleton, and Dennis (Susan) Williams, of Sacramento, Calif.; one, daughter, Nancy Ann Williams of Pueblo; three grandchildren; three brothers, Earl, Howard, and Paul Gerard; and one sister, Beatrice Gable. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. James Maley, Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Entombment will be in the Roselawn Mausoleum. There will be no viewing. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to, the Asthma Foundation, through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at 1912 Elm wood Lane after the service.

Williams, Benjamin J.
Benjamin J. "Ben" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2005 - Benjamin J. "Ben" Williams, 77. Sunrise, Aug. 28, 1927. Sunset, March 20, 2005. Tall. Handsome. A good, old-fashioned, honest cop. Ben was born in the original Corwin Hospital in Pueblo to the union of Ben D. Williams and Mabel May (Cox) Williams, who predeceased him. He was the eldest of four children, Hiram D. (Donna) Williams, Mabel M. (John) Bassett and John E. (Brigette) Williams. He attended school in Rye and received his diploma from Central High School, class of 1945. Ben enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served aboard a transport ship during World War II. In 1950, he began his career with the Pueblo Police Department and spent over 34 years there, retiring in 1984 with the rank of captain. During his career, he held many positions including motorcycle patrolman, watch commander, detective and narcotics officer. Many also will remember him from the years he spent as a security officer at the Sangre de Cristo Housing Project. It was at the police department that he met and married his sweetheart, Carrie. Although Ben loved hunting and fishing, he was happiest when he and Carrie were raising cattle on their acreage on Cortner Road. He especially loved the calving season. After retirement from the police department, he continued to serve the public as a driver for the Citi Lift for seven years. Ben leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carrie; her children and grandchildren who shared Ben's life for 23 years, George, Kavon, Nick and Scott Rueter, and Tom, Lynn, Kindra, Joni and Ali Porcell; son, Robert A. Williams; stepson, Juan Ulibarri; his siblings as mentioned above; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. For those who wish to pay their respects to Ben's memory, there will be viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Military honors by the Pueblo Police Department Honor Guard and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the American Legion Hall, Ninth and West, immediately following interment. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to either the Police Benevolent Fund or Post 2 American Legion through the funeral home.

Williams, Burrill L.
Master Sgt. Burrill L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 21, 2007 - Master Sgt. Burrill L. Williams (U. S. Air Force Retired) age 78, passed peacefully at the Loyalton of Broadmoor Assisted Living with his wife and two children by his side. Burrill was born on September 23, 1928 in Canon City and later moved to Pueblo. Upon High School graduation, he joined the Air Force, where he served for twenty-one years, in Europe, Korea and Vietnam in the field of Communications. He belonged to the Pueblo Motorcycle Club and served as Past President. Burrill also raced motorcycles and helped to win many trophies. He was also a lifetime member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Air Force Association, and contributed to many organizations throughout the years including the USOC. Burrill also worked for the paint department at the Broadmoor Hotel for fifteen years and never missed a stroke. In the hallway of the World Arena hangs a plaque with his name on it. A real donor he was! Burrill was an avid football fan, throughout his life. Burrill is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Fern Williams and grandparents and son-in-law Dennis Stockert; and his beloved poodles Fifi and Gigi. Burrill is survived by his beloved wife Dolores of 28 years, his beloved children, son Scott Williams and daughter Sherry Stockert, two beloved grand children, Danny and Laci and Anna Marie the mother of his children. All of Colorado Springs; a brother, Richard (Betty) a sister Beverly Dwight (Frank); many nieces and nephews and cousins, Burrill was loved by all who knew him. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 10:00-11:00 am with services following at 11:00 am at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd. with Military Honors Interment will be on Friday March 23, 2007 at 10:00 am at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3898 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association 2315 Bott Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 or Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Reception will be held from 2:30 PM till 4:30 PM on Thursday March 22, 2007 in the Main Ballroom of the Broadmoor Hotel. Valet Parking.

Williams, Charles (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Williams - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 20, 1871 – Died at Pueblo, April 18th, 1871, the infant daughter of Charles and Rachel Williams, aged three months.

Williams, Charles L.
Charles L. Williams – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 16, 1873 – The News of yesterday gave the result of the coroner's inquest on the body of Charles L. Williams, late of Pueblo, and full particulars of his sudden death. It seems that Williams died of heart disease, hastened perhaps by the use of drugs, and not by his own hand as was supposed when the body was first discovered. He had been a severe sufferer from illness for years, and no doubt the life forces were so broken down by this, that he yielded easily to the grim monster. We clip the following notice from the News, which shows Mr. Williams, standing in this noble order: All members of Colorado Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, are hereby summoned to meet at our asylum this evening, August 15, 1873, at eight o'clock sharp, for purpose of drill and to make preparation for attending the funeral of late Sir Knight Charles L. Williams. Visiting Sir Knights are courteously invited. Wm. N. Byers, E. C., Geo. M. Howe, Recorder.

Williams, Clarence Lewis
Clarence Lewis Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Clarence Lewis Williams, 69, lifetime Southern Colorado resident, died in Pueblo on Friday, Feb. 6, 2004. Born Dec. 24, 1934, in Edler, (Baca County) Colo. He Graduated from Pritchett High School in 1953. Clarence served in the U.S. Navy. Married Gale L. Caple in Rye, Colo., on Aug. 18, 1969. He lived in Rye, farmed near Rocky Ford and moved to Manzanola in 1983. Survived by wife, Gale of the home; children, Russell (Capulet) Williams of Canon City, Jim (Becky) Williams of Houston, Texas, Susan (Eldon) Fry of Keyes, Okla., Molly (Doug) Miles of Manitou Springs; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Also, brothers and sisters, Clyde (Kathy) Williams and Donald (Judy) Williams and Nona Black of Pueblo and Mona (Bill) Love of Bullhead City, Ariz. Preceded in death by a brother, Ronald. He was the past president of the Otero County Soil Conservation District, board member of AGUA, Otero County Farm Bureau Board, board of directors of the Rye Fire Department and former advisor, Rocky Ford FFA. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher. Celebration of Life Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the Manzanola Christian Church. Memorials to Manzanola EMT's may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Williams, Cora B.
Cora B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1982 - Cora B. Williams. Graveside service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, La Veta Cemetery, La Veta. Mrs. Williams will lie in state at the funeral home until noon Tuesday.

Williams, Cora Mulay
Cora Mulay Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1997 - Cora Mulay Williams, beloved mother and wife, departed this life on Oct. 23, 1997. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1949. Born Feb. 10, 1933, in Los Cerritos, Colo., in the beautiful mountains of the San Luis Valley. Cora loved being a wife and mother and truly was a nature lover and true animal activist who could not turn away stray animals. Survived by her beloved husband, Arthur L. Williams, Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Deborah Jean (David) Masias, Lena Marie Mulay (Bobby Lee Martinez), all of Pueblo, Colo., and Toni Mulay, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colo. Grandmother of David Anthony and Cory Jacob Masias and great-grandmother of Jedediah Masias. Also survived by sisters, Faye (Joe) Marquez, Sarah (Joe) Maestas and brother, Saul Cantu all of Pueblo, Colo.; three step-children, Alan (Sandy) Williams of Hampton, Va., D. Ann Byrd of Canton, Kan., and John Williams of Salina, Kan.; as well as four step-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a half-sister, Gertrude Salazar of Romeo, Colo., and half-brother, Woody Mang of Albuquerque, N.M. Preceded in death by husbands, Gene R. Scherer and Tony Mulay. Mrs. Williams truly loved people. She came to Pueblo at age 16 and worked as a waitress at Patti's Drive Inn and Don's Cafe retiring in 1979. Mrs. Williams eventually lost her sight as a result of diabetes but bravely continued her lifestyle of being a wonderful homemaker with her husband Arthur's strength and encouragement. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Monday, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Williams, D. J.
D. J. Williams - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: D. J. Williams is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists D. J. Williams as Welsh, age 38, and married. He was working as the "mine boss" for Colorado Fuel & Iron at Primero, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as Dave Williams. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Williams, Daniel (Mrs.)
Mrs. Daniel Williams - Huerfano World - December 17, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: Mrs. Daniel Williams died at Big Four of the Spanish Influenza, leaving a husband and eight children, five of whom are down with the "flu."

Williams, Dave
Dave Williams – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Dave Williams is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Dave Williams: Welsh, age 34, married with four surviving children. He was a “pit boss” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Williams, David
David "Sonny" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - David "Sonny" Williams, former Pueblo resident, passed away in Denver. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Pipkin Mortuary, 2531 Ogden St. Sonny is survived by wife, Evelyn Williams, Denver, and cousins, Robert Jr., Barbara Jean Bryant and Mrs. Frances Johnson, all of Pueblo. Cremation to follow.

Williams, De Long
De Long Williams - Brandon Bell - December 12, 1913 - Two hours after shoveling snow in the front of his home in Pueblo, De Long Williams, sixty-eight, died of heart disease.

Williams, Delores
Delores Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 1987 - Delores Williams, 55, of 2601 Sitter, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Oct. 29, 1987. Mrs. Williams leaves to celebrate her life her husband, Eugene Williams; children, Deborah (Bernard) Johnson; Georgette Johnson; George Fields Jr.; five grandchildren; mother, Lillian Dallas; sisters, Joyce Tasby and Elene Horton; and brother, Milton Dallas. She is survived also by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Austin, Texas. She attended and acquired her education in public schools. Preceded in death by her father, Jackson Dallas, on March 12, 1967. Graveside Memorial service at 2 p.m. today at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A special thanks and appreciation to Imperial Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home for their outstanding services to the family.

Williams, Donald E.
Donald E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2004 - Donald E. Williams passed away July 1, 2004, with his wife, Joy; and son, Brian, at his side. Don was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Emporia, Kan., and had been a Pueblo resident for the last seven years. Don was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. His survivors also include his son, Randy Bradeen of Denver; one sister, one brother, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation and no public service.

Williams, Donald L.
Donald L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 31, 2007 - Donald L. Williams, 74, passed away on January 29, 2007. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado to Michael John and Margaret Williams. Don married his high school sweetheart, Shirley. The two celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 9, 2006 with family and friends. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and was a caring man who loved his family. Don served in the Korean War, and then worked as the Commissary Officer at Ft. Carson for over 30 years. He was a man of great faith; a charter member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and a long time Extraordinary Minister. Surviving Don is his wife Shirley; sons Mike Williams and wife Jane of Colorado Springs; Tom Williams and wife Chris of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Gail Knott and husband Mike of Ogallala, Nebraska, seven grandchildren, Nicolle, Matt, Tom, Shane, Joe, Josie, Pat, and one great-grandchild, Everett. His parents and brother preceded him in death. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Don's name to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Williams, Donald LaVoe
Donald LaVoe Williams –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 -Donald LaVoe Williams, age 66, of Pierce, Colo., died Sept. 10, 2006 at his home in Pierce. He was born March 23, 1940 in Pritchett, Colo., to Roy and Stella Williams. He married Judy Purcell in Pueblo on July 10, 1976. Mr. Williams was born and raised on a farm in Southeastern Colo., graduating high school and moving to Pueblo. After spending his time in the Army, he got a job with the State of Colo., at the State Hospital in the mailroom. Through 34 years of dedicated service and self-teachings, he became the Computer Operations Manager. In his retirement, Don and his loving wife of 30 years, Judy, completed their home projects at their place in Pueblo, sold it, and moved to Northern Colo. After traveling to Australia, Hawaii and Texas, they found some property to put a house on and lived their remaining years, raising pheasants and having a therapeutic horse riding center. Don could never stop fixing things or building houses, barns, and sheds. He loved to stay busy and get things done. He also took time to enjoy his loved ones and he perfected the art of porch sitting with them. He dearly loved his grandchildren and playing with them, Don, Dad, Uncle Bo, Grandpa, Djede, Poppa, Bo will be missed dearly by all who knew him, we love you very much. Survivors include his wife, Judy Williams of Pierce; sons, Brian (Debbey) Williams, Winnemucca, Nev., and Brett Williams of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Jenkins of Pierce; sister, Mona (Bill) Love of Wolfpoint, Mont.; brother, Clyde Williams of Pueblo; grandchildren, Lilly Kochevar, Kelsey Jenkins, and Kyron Williams; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Clarence Williams and an identical twin brother, Ronald Williams; a sister, Nona Black. Memorial services will be held at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Williams, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Meier Williams - Rocky Mountain News - May 14, 1994 - Dorothy Mae Meier Williams, 71, of Wheat Ridge died April 29 at Cedars Health Care Center. Services were May 3 at Highland Chapel. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Denver. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Luther Williams; one daughter, Bobbie Wilcox of La Veta; one son, Donald of Conifer; one sister, Gladys Virant of Denver; and five grandchildren.

Williams, E. W.
Rev. E. W. Williams - Huerfano World - January 17, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1901: Rev. E.W. Williams, a colored preacher of local renown, dropped dead from heart failure while at work in the Pryor mine. [Editor's Note: Rev. E. W. Williams died January 10, 1901. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, January 17, 1901, Page 1.]

Williams, Earnest Edward
Earnest Edward Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Earnest Edward Williams, 71, joined his beloved Rose on March 7, 2004. Born Aug. 28, 1932, in Union County, S.C., to J.D. and Rhoda Williams, who preceded him along with beloved wife of 18 years, Rose Marie Williams. He is survived by his children, Kenny Williams, Rickey (Marilyn) Williams, LaFon "Fudge" (Chris) Gonzales; stepchildren, Frank Morrow, Jim Morrow, Kathy Gadlin, RoseAnn (Clifford) Pettit, Maureen Morrow and Janine (Charles) Wodiuk. Grandfather of Richelle, Jay, Shawn, Brynae, Nate, Natalie, Alexis, Shaleena, Tashia, Sheay, Chris, Matt, Kim, Adrianna, Alicia, Robyn, C.J. and Kaylena. Great-grandfather of Pyreese Miller. Also survived by his brother, Bud (Kie) Williams; sisters, Doris (R.S.) Adams and Mary Lou Cooner; brother-in-law and lifetime friend, Hoppy; and first wife and friends, Jan (Darryl) Adkins; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He always will be remembered for his passion for gardening, his love of the outdoors, and treasured time with his children and grandchildren. Earnest retired from the Pueblo City Park Golf Course after 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Williams, Ernestine Kathryn
Ernestine Kathryn Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2001 - Ernestine Kathryn Williams, 81, Pueblo resident for the past 56 years, departed this life Feb. 13, 2001. Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Concordia, Kan. She married James "Big Head" Williams Oct. 18, 1944, in Kansas. He precedes her in death; also her parents, George and Fredia (Smith) Moman; a son, Dudley Boyd Williams; siblings, Hubertine Pyer and Olivebelle Cooksey. Mrs. Williams leaves to cherish her memory her children, Geraldine Williams, Kathryn Williams and James E. Williams, all of Pueblo; brother, George Moman, Denver; grandchildren, Zenia and Nashiva Mitchell, Darius Williams; great-grandchildren, Emonie Williams, Donovan Chavez; other relatives and a host of friends, to include her beloved dogs Butch, Sona, Indo and Toto, who were her constant companions. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, First AME Church, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Evelyn Marie
Evelyn Marie Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Evelyn Marie Williams passed away at home on Nov. 25, 2001, with her husband and family by her side, after a long bout with cancer. Survived by her loving husband and a best friend of 42 years, Jimmy Williams, of the family home; daughters, Christine Elaine (Joe) Cordova, Jo Arlene Black, Virginia Ruth (Bob) Hardy, Carol Lynn (Wendell) Elliott; son, James David (Tracy) Williams, all of Pueblo; sisters, Billie Bounds, Philadelphia, Miss., Doris Atterberry, Vineland, Mimi L. (Dean) Dolce, Pueblo, and Edna Scarlet of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends. Preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Ann Maestas; father, William D. McCann; mother, Jewell McCann Campbell; brother, William Virgil McCann; sisters, Helen Oletz McCann, Virginia Ruth Phillips, Stella May Schindler and Mary Ellen Factor. Born March 24, 1935, in Henryetta, Okla., and has been a resident of Pueblo since 1949. Evelyn and Jimmy owned and operated Custom Carpet and Linoleum, retiring in 1997. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County Unit of the American Cancer Society or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

Williams, Fern B.
Fern B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Fern B. Williams, 98, passed away Feb. 4, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, John R. Burrill and Beulah A. (Walker) Burrill; and her husband, Ralph T. "Tom" Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Frank) Dwight of Pueblo; sons, Burrill L. Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Richard (Betty) Williams of Pueblo; grandchildren, Diana (Gordon) Miles of Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., Kay DiOrio and David (Dee Dee) Dwight of Pueblo, Sherry (Dennis) Stockert of Arnold, Md., Scott Williams of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lonna Williams of LaJolla, Calif., and Ricky (Susan) Williams of Beulah, Colo. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Fern was born on Sept. 17, 1904, in Spencer, Neb., the only child of John R. Burrill and Beulah A. (Walker) Burrill. When Fern was 1 year old, the family moved to Gregory, S.D. They lived there until 1920 and because of her father's health, they moved to Canon City, Colo. Fern graduated from Canon City High School in 1923. She attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo.; she was an Avon representative and a past member and officer of the American Business Women's Association. After moving to Pueblo she married Ralph "Tom" Williams. Fern was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Viewing will be held, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Also, please visit Fern's memorial at

Williams, Frances Elizabeth
Frances Elizabeth Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Frances Elizabeth Williams, born Nov. 8, 1920, entered into rest on Nov. 25, 2005, in San Jose, Calif. She leaves behind a loving husband of 62 years, Samuel; daughter, Sharon; son, Sam Jr.; granddaughter, Olivia; grandson, Damon; and a host of family and friends. Viewing, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, followed by graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Frederick Lyle
Frederick Lyle Williams - Huerfano World - March 18, 1999 - Frederick Lyle Williams, 82, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died March 15, 1999 in Valley Lutheran Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Born July 16, 1916 in Thomas, OK to Fred D. and Anneda M. Crowder Williams, he was a retired rancher. Mr. Williams was a member of the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge in Castle Rock. Survivors include his wife, June, Pueblo; a daughter, Lila Diane Perkins, Westpoint, CN; two brothers, Jack Williams, La Junta and Jim Williams, Pueblo; two grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Williams, Fredericka Jean
Fredericka June Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2002 - Fredericka June Williams (affectionately known as Freddie), 64, departed this life on Dec. 8, 2002. She was born on June 25, 1938, and was a lifetime Puebloan. She took ballet as a young girl and later enjoyed teaching ethnic choreography to young people. She graduated from Central High School in 1956. Freddie was employed for more than 30 years in the nursing field and as a physical therapist at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. One of the certifications she received was in sign language. As a member of First A.M.E. Church, she held several offices. She served as the head of the Southern Colorado district for the young people's department, the Women's Missionary Society and was also the choir director. During the last several years, Freddie had been a member of New Day church. She had continued to get her formal education in theological studies and music. Her musical talents included voice, saxophone, piano and guitar. Freddie played her saxophone with her band at numerous engagements. She enjoyed writing poetry of which she co-wrote the published poetry book called "Maverick." More than anything she enjoyed her time with God and being able to serve in whatever capacity she had the opportunity. Freddie believed through her giving people would know she loved them. Preceded in death by grandparents, John Henry and Izean (Curry) Jones; uncles (David Matthew Jones and Charles Calvin Jones; former spouse, Cedric Williams; father, Fredrick Tannahill; uncle, Marvin Smith; mother, Elizabeth Helen (Jones) Smith; son, Rev. Richard Bill Johnson; stepfather, Clifford Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Tanya (Isaac) Johnson, Kimberly (Robert) Seaborn; sons, Roger Johnson, Louis Johnson, Fredrick Johnson, Clifford "LaRue" Johnson; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; aunt, Sally Smith; sister, Karen Smith; cousins, Marvin (Darla) Smith Jr., Charmaine (Garland) Lewis, Martin (Louise) Tannahill; the families of Jones, Johnson and Tannahill; Pastor Chuck (Rae Joe) Farris; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Thank you First A.M.E. Church, New Day Church and Angelus Chapel. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Fredrick Lyle
Fredrick Lyle Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1999 - Fredrick Lyle Williams, 82, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Monday, March 15, 1999. Mr. Williams, a retired rancher and member of the Masonic Lodge in Castle Rock, is survived by his wife, June Williams, Pueblo- a daughter, Lila Diane Perkins, Westpoint, Conn.- two brothers, Jack Williams, La Junta, Jim Williams, Pueblo- two grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, Boies-Ortega Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Williams, George Perry
George Perry Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2005 - George Perry Williams, passed away July 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Perry was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Mead, Okla., to Joseph and Hattie May Williams. He married Virginia M. Cary on Feb. 15, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Pueblo in 1940. He was employed as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company for 28 years, before his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory. Perry loved music and enjoyed playing the organ. He was an avid reader who appreciated the value of education. Perry was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2004. His survivors include his son, Robert (Cheryl) Williams; grandchildren, Kimberley A. Schultz and Rob S. (Tracy) Williams; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. At his request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Williams, Gerald
Trooper Gerald Williams - Colorado State Patrol, District 2 - Date Unknown - Trooper Gerald Williams: Struck by a vehicle and killed as he was assisting a motorist near Rocky Ford on Dec. 16, 1967. Patrolman Williams was killed while assisting two motorists near Rocky Ford on Colorado 50. One motorist was out of gas, and the other was stuck in the median. While Williams was walking on the roadway, he was hit by a vehicle driven by a La Junta man. Williams was transported to a hospital in La Junta and was pronounced dead on arrival. Williams entered the Patrol November 6, 1961.

Williams, Gertrude Helene
Gertrude Helene (Hammer) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Gertrude Helene (Hammer) Williams, 89, died March 8, 2004, at the Fowler Health Care Center. She was born on June 28, 1914, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the daughter of Ludwig and Margarthe Hammer. She married John Harold Williams, in 1935, and he died in 1975. Her teaching career started in a one-room school in Park County, where she taught all 10 grades. She later taught at Squirrel Creek, Hanover and finally as an instructor in adult education at Colorado State University. She and her late husband also ranched near Glenlevie, Colo., near the Wyoming state line. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and nine brothers. She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Benatti of Alamosa, Colo.; and dear friends, Curtis and Doris Ball of Fowler; and many nieces and nephews. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the cemetery on the Old Mosier Ranch near Glenlevie. Family prefers memorials for a teaching scholarship to be established in her name, in care of the funeral home.

Williams, Harper
Harper Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1986 - Harper Williams was born April 1, 1922, in Malta Bend, Mo., and died Dec. 13, 1986, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Hattie (Giles) Williams and Frank Williams, and wife, Elisabeth Williams. Survived by beloved friend and companion, Louise Bennett of Pueblo; brothers, Gilbert (Ophelia) Williams of Pueblo, Arthur (Mattie) Williams of Rockford, Ill.; sisters, Minnie (Homer) Johnson of Denver and Jessie and Mae Oddis of Denver; stepdaughter, Ann O. Taylor of Colorado Springs, and brother-in-law, Bert (Viola) Marshal of Little Rock, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Olamae (Cecil) Hollier and Alice (Bob) Williams of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A resident of Milwaukee, he had returned to Colorado in 1978. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion. Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Friends will be received at 28210 Highway 50 East and 1501 Cedar St. He will lie in state from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Contributions are preferred to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Williams, Hazel B.
Hazel B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1986 - Hazel B. Williams, 94, a Pueblo resident for 22 years, passed away May 13, 1986. Survivors include two sons, Charles H. (Orvillene) Williams, Garden City, Kan., and Joe D. (Anita) Williams, Port Lavaca, Texas; a daughter, Mary (David) Tin-el all. Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Leah Mae Williams, Denver; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Ivor Williams, and a son, Dr. David I. Williams. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Lakin, Kan., with the Right Rev. Robert H. Mize officiating. The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Boys' Home, P.O. Box 1340, Salina, Kan. 67402.

Williams, Hazel Belle
Hazel Belle Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Hazel Belle Williams, 83, of Rye, Colo., and formerly of Lubbock, Texas, passed away peacefully in her home on Aug. 17, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Williams- parents, Lottie B. and Roy C. Kinsey- brothers, Chester, Ralph, Gilbert, Otto and Elvin- sisters, Beulah, Grace and Elenora. She is survived by children, Clifton (Anita) Williams, Mari (Gary) Menor and Frann Perry- sisters, Florence Conner and Irma Sleboda- 12 grandchildren-several great-grandchildren- and numerous loving nieces and nephews and their families. Also dearly loved by friends and neighbors. She will always be remembered as a loving mother. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved the mountains, ``Her Little Cabin" and all of nature. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at 8125 Birch Drive, Rye, Colo.

Williams, Helen E.
Helen E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Helen E. Williams, 79, passed away March 29, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born March 31, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo., to Anton and Anna Perme who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Orval H. Williams; daughter, Nancie Williams; brothers, Edward Perme, Frank and George Jamnik; and sister, Gladys Thurston. Survived by her sons, Edward and Kent Williams, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jesse Williams, Trena Holloway, Giancarlo Pongilone; and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Peterson, Sophie Lest, Betty (Frank) Rikhoff, all of Pueblo, Dorothy (Eddie) Zinn of Rifle, Colo., and Lorraine (Del) Mair of Robstown, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Per Helen's request, there will be no services held. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Williams, Henry
Henry Williams – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 9, 1872 – Fatal Result of a Quarrel. – About four weeks ago two gentlemen of color, named Henry Williams and Willis Wilson fell into a dispute about some matter, and finally came to blows.  Willis rather got the worst of the tussle, when he stooped down and picking up a large stone struck his antagonist with it on the head, inflicting a severe gash from which the blood flowed freely and knocking Williams senseless.  The latter lingered for a few days and then rallied and was not considered by his friends to be in a dangerous condition.  Last Monday, Williams complained of severe pains in his head and continuing to grow worse, died at an early hour on Thursday morning last.  Notice of the affair being brought to the attention of Dr. Thombs, a post mortem examination was made, when it was found that Williams had sustained an injury sufficient to cause instant death, a fracture an inch in length appearing through the frontal bone, while several pieces of the latter were actually imbedded in the brain.  The only wonder is, how a man could live for an instant after such an injury.  Willis has been arrested on the charge of murder and will have his preliminary examination before Judge Hart, as soon as two important witnesses, now out of town can be procured.  The prisoner is now safely lodged in jail.

Williams, Hope T.
Hope T. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Hope T. Williams, 87, lifetime Pueblo resident, departed this life to be with our Lord Jan. 20, 2005. She passed away with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Williams; parents, Joseph and Mae (Kirch) Manuel; and grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Kirch, who raised her and her brother, Adolph Manuel. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, George F. (Mary) and Robert M. Williams; grandson, George J. Williams; granddaughter, Barbara Williams (Robert Brower); and brother in-law, Delbert Linn. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Hope retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute, dietary department. Her family was her number one priority. She was a very caring and loving person and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Memorial for Masses may be made through the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005. Both services to be held at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment Roselawn.

Williams, Horace E.
Horace E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2001 - Williams, Horace E., 91, of Pueblo, born 12/20/1909, died in Plano, TX, 11/21/2001. Preceded in death by beloved wife of 60 years, Louise, & a granddaughter. Survived by sons Warren (Marie) Williams, Hillsboro, Wis., & David (Carmie) Williams, Plano, Texas, & daughter Jean (John) Alexander of Pueblo, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. At his request: cremation, no service.

Williams, Jack Allen
Jack Allen Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2002 - Age 64, departed this life March 15, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born Sept. 23, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, he served in the U.S. Air Force; he held a commercial airplane license, also multi- and single-engine pilot's licenses. He was retired from the Trane Co. He enjoyed flying airplanes, hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Jean Williams. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Judy J. Williams, Pueblo; children, Darla (Richard) Baca, Dana (Joe) Koch, Deneen Farley, all of Columbus, Ohio, Robin (Craig) Heflen, Bill Henley, Charles Gilbert, all of Denver, Dirk Williams, Colby Williams, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, Janet, Michael, Williams, Brei, Feleicia, Zackery, Tyler, Bryden and Kolan; three great-grandchildren, Keirstin, Nathan and Mcala; numerous other relatives and friends. At Jack's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Trinity Life Center Church, 36 Merritt Court with Pastor Richard Conley officiating. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow.

Williams, James
James Williams - Akron Pioneer Press - December 2, 1921 - A charred body, identified by the authorities as that of James Williams, 77 years old, negro, veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the G.A.R., was found by firemen who responded to an alarm at the aged man's home at Pueblo. The cause of the fire, which did $500 damage, is unknown.

Williams, James
James Williams - Rifle Reveille - November 14, 1902 - James Williams, a former sporting man of Pueblo, strayed from his party while hunting near El Paso, Texas, and died from exposure.

Williams, James G.
James G. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - James G. Williams passed away July 27, 2006, in Pueblo. Jim was born in Martinez, Calif., on July 4, 1942, and had lived in Pueblo since his childhood. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital after many years of service. Jim was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and had spent many years in the quarter horse business. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the family home; parents, Glenn and June Williams of Canon City; daughters, Tammie (Brad) Hunter of Pueblo, Cindy Jo (Peter) Grimes of Oklahoma; a brother, Bill (Shirley) Smith of Canon City; as well as six grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends at a casual gathering in the family home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.

Williams, James T.
James T. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1998 - James T. Williams, age 56, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 1998. Beloved husband of Shay Williams, of the family home. Beloved parents, W. Earl and Dorothy E. Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn. Beloved father of Chad Bryant Williams, Denver, Cindy (Kevin) Cook, Queensland, Australia, and Debbie Walker (Richard Howard), Pueblo. Beloved grandfather to Mikayla and Melissa Boerner (Dremel), Amy and Ashley Cook, Queensland and Sydney, Australia, Michaelene (Mikkie) Walker, Krista Walker and Mitchel Duran, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Kirk Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn., W. Earl (Joan) Williams Jr., Riverton, Wyo., and Elizabeth (Scott) Murray, Fort Collins, Colo.- numerous nieces and nephews, Erin and Thomas Williams of Riverton, Wyo., Gina Schoon, Fergus Falls, Minn., Todd Williams, Minneapolis, Minn., and Stephanie Williams, Fergus Falls, Minn.- and beloved grandniece, Skyley of Fergus Falls, Minn. In addition he is survived by his mother-in-law, Ellen (Dr. William) Shellhart, Colorado Springs- brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris (Willie) Delaney-Haynes, Placerville, Colo., Victoria (David) Erskine, Pueblo, Ruth (Gene) Schneider, Colorado Springs, and Terri (Don) Tack, Pueblo, and many beloved friends. With special thoughts to Rick and Sharon Abercrombe and daughter, Misty. Jim was born on July 5, 1941, in Fergus Falls, Minn. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Fergus Falls, Minn., later to finish with a degree in Mass Communications at Moorehead State University. He would go on to win a national award for his production and direction of the television program, Christmas Is at Channel 13 in Fargo, N.D. Later he relocated to Roanoke, Va., with public TV for the children's educational program, Romper Room. He moved to Pueblo, Colo., in the early 70s. He started out with KTSC television studio as a production manager and would later become an instructor at the Southern Colorado State College (now U.S.C.) in Mass Communications. He would take his passion of graphy excellence to Broomes graphy in downtown Pueblo, winning an award from Eastman Kodak. Jim always loving a challenge, moved on to become a technical writer for the Department of Transportation (Test Track). Once his project was completed, he joined the team of Carl Wills Beverage Company and it was there he enjoyed many years of dedicated service as the Sales Marketing Manager. He truly loved his job, the memories and the laughter. Jim's final journey would be as the Director of Development and Marketing for Crossroads Managed Care Systems. To his credit he would write one of the largest grants given to the State of Colorado. Jim was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army, an avid sailor of the Misty Gale I and II and enjoyed building remote control boats and trains. Jim will always be remembered for his giving of time, talents, help, advice and most of all, his Abbott and Costello sense of humor. He was a member of First Free Methodist Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , 2 p.m. Thursday, First Free Methodist Church, 717 W. 26th Street. The service will be conducted by Rev. Mark Hecht. The family will receive friends after the service at First Free Methodist Church for refreshments and fellowship.

Williams, Jasper L.
Jasper L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1931 - Jasper Williams aged 16 years passed away late Saturday at a local hospital. He is survived by his father, Earl Williams, of Horace, Kan. Body at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Williams, Jay Theodore
Jay Theodore Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1986 - Jay Theodore Williams, 81, passed away Oct. 9, 1986, at Pueblo Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Williams is survived by one brother, Donald E. (Elizabeth) Williams of Pueblo, and one sister, Otie M. Towles of Wichita, Kan. He is also survived by nieces, Elizabeth J. (James) Pickering of Pueblo and Shirley (J.R.) Hollowell of Carlisle, Pa., Cheryl (Joe) Orazem of Parker, Colo., Pamela (David) Duran of Pueblo; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine M. Williams, in 1981. He was born on April 1, 1905, in Hutchinson, Kan., and lived in Pueblo for the past 70 years. Mr. Williams was employed as an industrial guard for CF&I for 40 years until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of each of the following: Wesley United Methodist Church; past master of Lodge 31, AF&AM; past worthy patron Eastern Star, Pueblo Chapter 7; Royal Arch Mason 12; member Shrine Al Kaly Temple. Visitation hours from 1 until 5 p.m. today; noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12; and 8:30 a.m. until service time Monday, Oct. 13, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 1986, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Bill LeRoy of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Vesperland, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Masonic rites will be performed at the graveside. Family may be contacted at 607 Prairie. Family will be receiving friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Williams, Jean B. R.
Dr. Jean B. R. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2004 - Dr. Jean B. R. Williams. A memorial reception for Dr. Jean Williams will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, in a meeting room in the SRDA office, 230 North Union Avenue, Pueblo. She died June 20, 2004, of natural causes at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Jean was born Sept. 7, 1929, to Byram and Virginia Ratliff of Sharpsburg, Ky. She attended Vanderbilt University and graduated from the University of Louisville, Ky., Medical School. She received many awards for academic achievement in both undergraduate and graduate studies. As a longtime Pueblo resident, Jean was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot and the Colorado State Hospital and served as the county doctor for Huerfano County. She was very active in the YWCA, League of Women Voters, SRDA, AAUW, Altrusa and many other civic and community organizations. Survivors include her brother, Dr. Rolland Ratliff of Mount Sterling, Ky.; two sons, Robert Williams of Gillette, Wyo., and Dr. Russell Williams of Columbia, S.C.; her daughter, Susan Schiff of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to SRDA, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003, the YWCA, 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003, or AAUW, c/o Mary Ann Roldan, 201 Fordam Circle, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Williams, Joe (Mrs.)
Mrs. Joe Williams - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Mrs. Joe Williams Dies Last Night – Wife of Well Known Grocer Passes Away After Short Illness; Funeral Arrangements Not Made - Mrs. Joe Williams, wife of Jose Williams, proprietor of Joe's Market & Grocery, died at her home here last night following a short illness. Mrs. Williams was prominent in club circles here, and a host of friends mourn her passing. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Williams, Joel
Joel Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2005 - Joel Williams, 69 of Pueblo passed away July 9, 2005 in Denver. He retired from the Transportation Technology Center. Survived by daughter, Dawn Dressel, grandchildren Sharae, Sean and Brenna all of Denver; sister Dejah, brother David, both of Ohio; Millicent of Virginia and brother Bradley of Florida. Per his request no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Metro Denver, 2021 High St., Denver, CO 80218. Condolences can be sent to Dawn Dressel, 1550 Lafayette St., #4, Denver, CO 80218. 720-276-0173.

Williams, John
John Williams - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - April 4, 1878 - John Williams, a colored man, who has been industriously surrounding all the bad whisky he could come up to for some time, went out to the Doyle ranch the fore part of last week to assist Mr. Day in his preparations for the ball on Friday night. Whether it was a change from one kind of tarantula juice to another or the natural result of a long continued drunk is not known, but he went into fits on Wednesday. He recovered from the first attack but was soon taken again and died. He was buried at the graveyard at the Doyle ranch.

Williams, John Franklin
John Franklin Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 85, of Canon City, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2002, at his home in Canon City. John was born on Aug. 28, 1916, at Twin Falls, Idaho, a son of the late Charles E. and Frances Edith Sammons Williams. On May 24, 1939, in Penrose, Colo., John married Ethel Viola Cooley. John and Ethel had been married 62 years. Ethel resides in Canon City. He is also survived by a son, John F. (Patricia) Williams Jr. of Broomfield, Colo.; brother, Roger (Bonnie) Williams of Shelton, Wash.; sisters, Edith (Woody) Burgner of Salida, Colo., Alice (Sam) Martino of Denver, Colo., Sarah (Robert) Busetti of Coal Creek, Colo., and Peggy (Bill) Shaw of Waterford, Mich.; special nieces, Nell (Robert) Mitchell of Pueblo and Nancy Reeves of Florence and numerous other nieces and nephews. John was a retired ammunitions supervisor of the Pueblo Army Depot having retired after 30 years of service and he worked for the Moose Lodge as a traveling auditor. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Florence and later of Grandview Christian Church of Canon City. John came to Florence with his parents in 1918 and lived or had ties to the Fremont County area most of his life, having completed his schooling in the Florence schools. He was member of CCC in Manitou Springs and Woodland Park from 1934 to 1938. He was a member of the Golden Age Center in Canon City, AARP, NARFE, life member of the Moose Lodge No. 19 in Pueblo, and a member of all Degrees of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was especially proud of being awarded the highest degree of Pilgrim, he was a past president of the Colorado Moose Association. Funeral services have taken place. Inurnment will be at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Canon City. The family requests no food or flowers; memorial donations may be made to Moose Lodge No. 19, 41 N. Precision Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, 1439 Main St., Canon City, CO 81212.

Williams, John H.
John H. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1937 - John H. Williams, 80, father of M. H. McWilliams, Crook, Colo. To Sterling, Colo. for services and interment.

Williams, John L.
John L. Williams - Bayfield Blade - August 26, 1909 - Pittsburg, Aug. 23. - With demoniacal fury ten thousand men and women last night attacked the plant of the Pressed Steel Car company, and in the battle which followed eight men were instantly killed, ten perhaps fatally wounded and more than a score seriously hurt. The battle between the strikers, the car builders, is led by their wives and daughters, and the state troopers and deputy sheriffs is raging. At 10 o'clock this morning the following incomplete list of dead and injured was compiled from reports at the morgues, hospitals and physicians' offices. The dead: John L. Williams, state trooper; Harry Exler, deputy sheriff; three foreigners. The dying: John C. Smith, state trooper; Lucelian Jones, state trooper; seven foreigners. George Kitch and John O'Donnell, state troopers, were seriously injured and one woman was shot in the neck. Deputy Sheriff Exler was killed first and the state troopers lost their lives in trying to arrest his slayers. Volley after volley was fired into the mob by the deputy sheriffs and troopers. The strikers armed themselves with rifles, stones and clubs and refused to retreat. Dynamite is now in the possession of the strikers and it is expected that it will be used today in an effort to massacre the officers guarding the plant. Pittsburg, Aug. 24. - The second day of the reign of martial law in McKees Rocks, the scene of Sunday night's turbulent disorders in and about the plant of the Pressed Steel Car company, augured well for more than a temporary truce of hostilities. The arrival of additional state police under the command of Captain Robertson of Wilkesbarre barracks, evidently had a quieting effect upon the foreign strikers and their sympathizers. Even at the early hour at dawn the few persons who were going about their business on the streets of McKees Rocks carried about them an air of peace, in sharp contrast to their agitated appearance of the past forty-eight hours. From now on mounted troopers and deputy sheriffs will patrol Schoenville and the car plant day and night rendering well nigh impossible a re-occurrence of Sunday night's unrestrained violence. The arrest of suspicious persons continues today. An additional boxcar as a jail, was prepared before dawn as now the two in use were overcrowded with sixty-two prisoners. This morning's hours were marked by the funerals of rioters who were killed at the Greek Catholic church at McKees Rocks. The strikers attended in a body and accompanied the bodies to the cemetery for interment. To offset any demonstrations at the funeral of the strikers deputy sheriffs were present at the church and grave yard. The bodies of troopers John Smith and John Williams were shipped to their homes early today, the former to Centralia, Pa., and the latter to Pueblo, Colo. The caskets were heaped with wreaths and floral tributes, remembrances from the state and county authorities as well as from the comrades of the dead troopers. The burial of Deputy Sheriff Harry Exler was also held today. Sheriff Gilbert for the county of Allegheny remembered his brave deputy with a wreath.

Williams, John W.
John W. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - John W. Williams, 81, retired Army, passed away Feb. 27, 2006. Born March 30, 1924, to Richard and Beulah Williams, who preceded him in death; along with his brother, James; sister, Ruth; and longtime companion, Lois Humble. Survived by his son, Mark (Julie); and daughter, Deborah Williams of Tacoma, Wash.; mother of his children, Alice Phanco; brothers, Bobby (Eva Mae) of West Virginia, Thomas (Sharon) of Pueblo; sisters, Donna Sprouse (George), Barbara Farley of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. John served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Williams, John Willie
John Willie Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1999 - John Willie Williams, 91, departed this life on Oct. 22, 1999. Mr. Williams was born in Austin, Texas, on March 9, 1908, to the union of William and Guenetta Story-Williams. Mr. Williams was a Pueblo resident for 47 years until he moved to Denver in 1997, and resided there until his passing. He was a retired carpet layer and also served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 during which he received several decorations and awards including Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, (two) Bronze Stars, (one) Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal, (four) Overseas Service Bars, Victory Ribbon, and Philippine Liberation Medal. He was a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church. Mr. Williams was married in Stanford, Texas, in January 1935, to Jessie Mae (Cook) Williams. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a host of brothers and sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted daughter, LaVerne Williams and lifetime companion, Debra Coklin; a loving daughter, Marilyn B. Williams; son, John Willie Williams Jr.; also survived by four sisters; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special thanks to Mrs. Patsy Ewing for everything she did for dad. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at the Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral service, noon Saturday, at the Angelus Chapel, Rev. Bernard Browder, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with full military honors, Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Williams, Karen C. Deltonto
Karen C. (Deltonto) Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 17, 2009 - Karen C. (Deltonto) Williams, 58, born December 15, 1950 in Pueblo, CO, passed away March 15, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Joseph Donald; children, Billy (Sharion) Williams, Keith D. Williams and Faye (Mike) Martnick; mother, Emma Marie; sister, Rose Deltonto; sister and brother-in-law, Laurie (John) Linn as well as 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Deltonto. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 18th from 6 - 8 p.m. at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 19th, 11 a.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Yoder, CO.

Williams, L. Mae
L. Mae Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2004 - L. Mae Williams went to join her heavenly Father on Feb. 23, 2004. She was born March 15, 1912. Mae was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert C. Williams; and brothers, Jim, Fred and Albert Howlett. She is survived by her children, Robert L. Williams, Ella Mae (Bill) Johnson and Nora Jean (Frank) Bridges; grandchildren, Karen (Bob) Yusko, Rodney (Gina) Johnson, Dian (Andrew) Fisher and Gaylon Bridges; great-grandchildren, Deidra (Rob) Yusko, Donna (Kevin) McKinney, Brian Fair and Shana and Brianna Johnson; great-great-grandchildren, R.J. and Zach Yusko, Taylor and Jessica McKinney. Mae also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Mae was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Autumn Park (UPPC) for their gentle and loving care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund or School Fund. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Lamond D.
Lamond D. Williams - Akron Pioneer Press - March 22, 1918 - The mother of Mrs. Lamond D. Williams and her 12 year old daughter were brought to Trinidad for interrogation. They are suspected of having knowledge as to who killed Williams at his ranch near Delarosa.

Williams, Lawrence
Lawrence Williams - World Independent – April 5, 1940 - Toltec Resident Taken By Death – Lawrence Williams, 79, expired at his home in Toltec this morning, culminating 50 years of residence in that community. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Anna; a daughter, Mrs. John Thompson of San Diego and two sons, Lawrence and Joe of Denver. Funeral services will be in the care of Furphy Brothers mortuary and arrangements are to be announced later.

Williams, Lee Jr.
Lee Williams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Lee Williams Jr., 78, affectionately known to friends as "Cousin Lee," departed this life Sept. 16, 2005, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1927, in Wynne, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the former CF&I Wire Mill. He enjoyed crappie fishing, playing dominos and visiting with friends and family. Lee was a member of Local 2102 and James H. McNeal American Legion Post No. 163. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Shirley Dossie (Webb) Williams Sr.; siblings, Flossie Yarbrough, Odessa and Roscoe Williams, Albert Gray, Mary McCray, Annie Mae and Beatrice Williams, Velma Cribbs; brothers-in-law, Rosevelt Cribbs and Albert Lawson. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Beleta Ann Williams, Lee Williams III, Lonnell (Bobbette) Williams; three sisters, Lizzie Perry, Margaret Lawson and Offie Gray; one brother, Ollie (Hattie) Williams; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel, with Elder Arthur Yarbrough, the Rev. O.T. Jackson and Pastor Orval Miles co-officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Williams, Leonard B.
Leonard B. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2000 - Leonard B. Williams passed away Nov. 17, 2000, in Pueblo. Funeral services and interment will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Dallas, Texas.

Williams, Leslie W.
Leslie W. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 30, 1989 - Survivors Reach Out to the Wall/Vietnam Memorial Replica Visits Pueblo - Pueblo - He was a Vietnam vet and proud of it - his black ball cap said as much; his wife wore an orange and blue sweat shirt, pledging her allegiance to the Denver Broncos. The only sign of mourning was a bouquet of flowers, which he held as he stood before an information table inside the cavernous Palace of Agriculture at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. "Leslie Williams," he said to a woman seated behind the table. She leafed through a large notebook. "Leslie?" she asked. "Leslie," he said, quietly. "Marines." Moments later the woman handed him a slip of paper; written in pencil were numbers for a panel, 17-W, and a line, 6. Rex Walker then turned to face The Wall. Later, he would use the word "intimidating" to describe it: 250 feet long, almost 7 feet tall, 74 interlocking panels set side by side. Most of all, there were the names of the people: 58,022 in all - 620 from Colorado, 58 from Pueblo, 47 from Colorado Springs; all of them now dead, missing in action or prisoners of war - a war named Vietnam. "Everything about this is intimidating," Walker would say. But now Walker was looking for a single name; a volunteer, Vietnam veteran Jerald Valdez from the Springs, led him to panel 17-W, traced his hand down to line six, then stopped. Walker drew closer, reached up and touched the name: Leslie W. Williams. Like so many others, he ran his fingers over the surface; it was only Plexiglas - smoked black to replicate the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. - but that didn't seem to matter. Walker was reaching for a memory. When he found it, his eyes welled; he set the flowers at the base of The Wall, and then he and his wife fell into an embrace. "I was dating his sister when he died in Vietnam," Walker said, after he and his wife had stepped back to the far end of the huge room. "I didn't know him real well, but I knew his sister and family real well. I tried comforting them, but they weren't ready for comforting right then. A few months later, I quit school and joined the Army." Joining the Army, he explained, "was still a pretty popular thing for kids. I was raised to believe it was a thing of glory. I didn't have any other information to base it on. My opinion hasn't changed on that." Walker entered the Army on Jan. 12, 1968; little less than a year later, on Dec. 13, 1968, he was in Vietnam. "Thirteen days after my 18th birthday," he said. "I did two tours and my father died. They pulled the sole surviving son rule and wouldn't let me go back." Walker came home May 1, 1970. He still lives in Pueblo - the home town of the late Leslie Williams. Walker now has three sons and two daughters. His eldest son registered for the draft last week; he maintained that his other two sons will register when their times come. "They've never been told war is glorious," Walker said. "They know it's not a thing of beauty. But they also know if you don't support your country, you don't belong here." Walker said he's worked "about 150 different jobs" since coming home from Vietnam. He finally learned he wasn't cut out to punch a time clock; now he drives a rig. It was while driving the road that he heard about the Vietnam Memorial Replica, which began touring the country two years ago. On three occasions, Walker drove his truck into some town only to find out the memorial had just been there. "You missed it," he would be told. "It was here two days ago." On Wednesday, when Walker returned from another trip, his wife greeted him with the news. The Pueblo Chapter of the American GI Forum had arranged for the memorial to come to the state fairgrounds, where it will remain through Sunday. The memorial had finally come to him. On Friday, Walker paid his last respects to a fellow soldier, a boy from the past. "It's just a last way to say goodbye." And, finally, there was time for comforting. As his wife stood in the back of the room, looking at the thousands and thousands of names set in black, she broke into tears. "This should never happen again," she said. Walker held her in his arms. "It won't," he said.

Williams, Lizzie
Lizzie Williams – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 23, 1874 – Lizzie Williams, a well known soiled dove, who died recently in Denver, left an estate worth $3,000.

Williams, Lorene Anita
Lorene Anita Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2004 - Lorene Anita Williams, age 88. Passed away October 16, 2004 in Birmingham Alabama. She was born June 7, 1916 in Grover Colo. She was the daughter of Clarence Abner Williams and Lena Ivera McKay Williams, both preceded her in death. Lorene was schooled in Cheyenne WY. and was a graduate of Barnes School of Business in Denver Colo. She was a federal employee at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. from 1941 to 1969. Upon her retirement she moved back to Pueblo and was a member of the Church of Christ. In 1989 she moved to Birmingham AL. She is survived by two sisters: Dorothy Temple of Indianapolis In. and Lois Davis of Omaha Neb. One brother of Birmingham AL. Burial will be in Pueblo at a date yet to be determined. At Memorial Gardens.

Williams, Louis J.
Louis J. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1970 - Louis J. Williams, of 1130 Lane 21, April 28, 1970. Husband of Mrs. Helen Williams. Father of Miss Agnes Williams, Ralph L., Charles R. and Louis Michael Williams, of Pueblo. Brother of John A. and Curly Williams, Pueblo. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy M. Millis, April 24, 1952, and a brother Henry Williams, in 1969. Member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. Mr. Williams was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and was a retired farmer and businessman. Services announcements later. The family may be contacted at the Charles Williams residence, 108 Sharon Place. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Louis Michael
Louis Michael Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 - Louis Michael Williams went to be with the Lord, May 4, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Born in Pueblo on Dec. 7, 1943. Preceded in death by parents, Louis J. and Helen (Antonik) Williams; two sisters, Dorothy M. (Millis), Agnes B. Chambers; and one brother, Ralph L. Williams. Survived by one brother, Charles R. Williams; and several nieces and nephews. Louis was employed for 20 years by Zoelmann's Bakery. He was a member of the POE Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles Aerie No. 145 and Travelers Protective Association of America. At his request, cremation with no viewing or services to follow.

Williams, Marian D.
Marian D. Williams (Gorshe), - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2003 - Marian D. Williams (Gorshe), 73, entered into the Garden of Paradise with the Lord on July 2, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ralph L. Williams; and her parents, Joseph Gorshe Sr. and Helen Krutka. She is survived by her children, Charlene (Bill) Wisthoff, Gary Williams and Kenneth Williams. Grandmother of Mark Wisthoff, Nick Wisthoff, Scott Williams and Kayla Williams. She also leaves behind her sister, Helen Ragulsky; half-brother, Joe Gorshe Jr.; half-sister, Sharon (Gorshe) Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Marian was an outgoing person who enjoyed meeting people. She loved to socialize and play cards with her girlfriends at the Eagles Club. She also enjoyed her trips to Cripple Creek and loved the scenic drive through the mountains and small mountain towns. At her request, there will be no viewing and a private family interment at a later date. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Williams, Marsha
Marsha Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1998 - Marsha Williams, late of Penrose, Colo. Graveside services, Saturday, Sept. 5, at Hillside Cemetery, Hillside Colo.

Williams, Morris
Morris Williams - Record Journal of Douglas County - March 6, 1914 - Rancher Slain By Ax - Body Then Hurled Over Cliff and Burned - Charred Bones Found in Cave in Canon and Two Mexicans Arrested, Charged with Crime - Trinidad - A bunch of keys and one tiny shread of underwear were the only clews officers had to go on when the charred bones of Morris Williams, a ranchman near Watervale, were found in a canon two miles from his home by a searching party. Following the finding of the remains Miguel Martinez and Don, his son, were brought to the county jail here, where they are held on a murder charge. Williams and the Martinez family are said to have had trouble over the sale of some hay. Williams had been missing several days. It is the theory of Sheriff Sipe that Williams was murdered in his home with an ax and that his body was then taken to Pinon canon, where the remains were found, and burned. Officers were mystified as to the method by which the body was burned so completely. Watervale is a snall town sixty miles southeast of Trinidad, in Las Animas county, and the point where the remains were found is almost on the Colorado-New Mexico line. In 1896 a double murder, similar to the Williams killing, occurred at almost identically the same point. Deputy Sheriffs Green and Kelly were slain and their bodies burned. Only a few buttons were found. Bayfield Blade - March 13, 1914 - That Morris Williams, a well-to-do ranchman of Watervale, was murdered on his ranch, sixty miles east of Trinidad, on or about Feb. 18 and his body was dragged on a sled over the snowdrifts to a canon three miles east of there, where it was thrown over a cliff, and then taken to a cave and burned, are the developments of the investigation made by Coroner B. B. Sipe.

Williams, Newell L.
Newell L. Williams - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 9, 1991 - Newell L. Williams, 73, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 6, 1991, in Pueblo. He was a trainman. No services are planned. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., is handling arrangements. Mr. Williams was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Jefferson County, Ill., to Lester and Maude (Goosetree) Williams. He was married to Opal Collier, who is deceased. Mr. Williams is survived by a son, Larry of Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter, Judy Yeager of Edwardsburg, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Williams, Opal
Opal Lena Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - Opal Lena Williams, 101, Born April 16, 1900, in Tyson Hill County, Texas, to Henry and Elizabeth (Clayton) Saunders. She was educated in Waco, Texas, and married Alfred Dickson in 1917. To this union one daughter was born and the family moved to Pueblo in 1927. Mother Williams departed this life peacefully in Albuquerque, N.M., Care Center, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alfred Dickson, Benjamin Long and James Williams; two sisters, Nora White and Betty Moore; six brothers Arthur, Charles “Chick, ” James “Jack,” Grayton, Bill and L.B. Sanders; a grandchild, Lois Kay Tompson. She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted daughter, Neddie Bennett; three brothers, Henry Sanders, Calvin Sanders, Marvin Sanders; two sisters, Helen Thomas, Zenobia Hooper; three sisters-in-law, Alma Sanders, Debra Sanders, Odessa Blair; two grandsons, Kent (Margaret) Bennett, Charles Tompson; great-grandchildren, Lisa (Hank) Houston, Kelly Ann Bennett, Tracey L. Tompson, Kristy (Adam) Trahan, Craig (Theresa) Penson, Paula (Christopher) Miller, Brian Thompson; great-grandchildren, Paige Houston, Ashley Houston, Adam Trahan, Bennett Trahan, Kandyce Miller, Christopher Miller, Taylor Thompson, Trista Thompson, Grayling Penson, Payton Penson. Mother also helped to raise Fredrick, Sinclair, Myles, Diane and Jeff Mangram, also many friends other relatives and her church family where she loved and served the Lord until she took her last breath. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce. Pastor James Saunders and Pastor Curlie Mangram co-officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Ophelia
Ophelia Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1998 - Ophelia Williams was called from her labors on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998. She was born June 13, 1916, in Waco, Texas, to the union of Mamie and Albert Marshall. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Her dear husband, Gilbert Williams, preceded her in death. She leaves to celebrate her life a daughter, Delois M. (James) Justice- grandchildren, Sandra (Tony) Smith, Betty L. Thomas, Fred Lee Franklin Jr., and Charles E. (Charlene) Franklin- sister, Ola Mae Hollier of Pueblo- brother, Bert C. Marshall of Little Rock, Calif. - eight great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends- and dear friends, Robert and June Howlett of Pueblo. Viewing will be 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today at TG McCarthy Rose Chapel conducted by the Rev. Fortson L. Chandler. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Williams, Orval H.
Orval H. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1987 - Orval H. Williams was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and passed away July 8, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Husband of Helen E. Williams, of the family home; father of Edward G. Williams and Kent O. Williams, both of Pueblo, and Nancie L. Williams of San Francisco, Calif.; brother of Bernadine Peno of Quincy, Mass. Also survived by grandchildren, Gian Williams, Jesse Williams and Trena Williams, and great-grandson, Harley Williams. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, with BPOE 90 in charge. Visitation from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Williams, Owen
Owen Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1931 - Owen Williams, age 74 years, passed away early Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, 1595 East Ash street. He had resided in Pueblo for the past 49 years and was a member of Holy Trinity church. Surviving him are three sons and three daughters. Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald, Mrs. Ora L. Lynch, Mrs. Nancy Gallagher, and Edward O. Williams of Pueblo; Samuel C, of Salt Lake City, Joseph N. Williams of Pocatello, Idaho; also 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place this afternoon (Wednesday) from the residence at 2 p.m. and from Holy Trinity church at 2:30. Rev. Gustay Lehman of Denver will officiate. Interment Roselawn. George F. McCarthy service.

Williams, Ralph L.
Ralph L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Ralph L. Williams, age 72, passed away Oct. 4, 1997. Survived by his wife, Marian (Gorshe) Williams- children, Charlene M. Wisthoff, Gary L. Williams and Kenneth A. Williams- and son-in-law, Bill M. Wisthoff. Also survived by grandchildren, Mark and Nick Wisthoff and Scott and Kayla Williams, and brothers, Charles and Mike Williams. Preceded in death by sisters, Agnes (Williams) Chambers and Dorothy Williams. Mr. Williams worked as a firefighter for the city of Pueblo and was a longstanding member of the Pueblo Elks No. 90 and the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Williams, Reginald D.
Reginald D. "Reggie" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1998 - Reginald D. "Reggie" Williams, 45, departed this life Feb. 17, 1998, in Denver. Reggie was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Pueblo. He was an accomplished beautician, winning many hairstyling shows with his own creations. He graduated from Central High School. Preceded in death by his mother, Martha Williams, in 1986. She, too, was an accomplished beautician. Survived by three sisters, Brenda William McGregor, Joanne (Dean) Conner, both of Denver, and Carol Williams, New Orleans, La., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Pipkin Mortuary Chapel of Peace, 2531 Ogden St., Denver, Rev. Hayward Butch" Hobbs officiating. Cremation to follow.

Williams, Reuben R.
Reuben R. "Shorty" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1984 - Reuben R. "Shorty" Williams. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2615 Gore Road, 544-3235 or 948-3928.

Williams, Richard C.
Richard C. (Dick) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - Richard C. (Dick) Williams, 77, of Rocky Ford died March 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Ford. Inurnment to follow at Valley View Cemetery.

Williams, Robert Dale
Robert Dale Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Robert Dale Williams, 71, departed this life on Jan. 23, 1986. Survived by wife, Irene M. Williams of Pueblo; sons, Robert W. (Judy) Williams of Spencer, Iowa, Danny Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Sandy (Gary) Morrow of Rolla, Mo., Jane (Amos) Frasier of Nevada, Mo., Judy (Rodney) Robertson of Gulfport, Miss. Also survived by sisters, Edna Irwin of Iberia, Mo., Ethel Muirhead of Austin, Texas, Emma Gardner of Kansas City, Mo., Edith Meyer of Moses Lake, Wash., Evelyn (Raymond) Johnston of Iberia; and 12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Cynthia Williams. Born on July 2, 1914, in Iberia, Mo., and moved to Pueblo in 1948. Mr. Williams was employed at Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. He was a member of the Eagles and was interested in coin collecting. Memorial service at 11 a.m. today at Ascension Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Robert Schelling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colorado Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Williams, Rodney A.
Rodney A. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Rodney A. Williams, 73, of Avondale, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Survived by sister-in-law, Mae L. Youngbird- brother-in-law, Donald Head- and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Rodney was employed at Pueblo Army Depot. He was a member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 95 and the Ham Club. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until noon. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Williams, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Morrow Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2002 - Rose Marie Morrow Williams, born Nov. 4, 1934, passed away June 20, 2002. Survived by her husband, Earnest Williams; children, Frank Morrow, Jim Morrow, Kathy Gadlin, Rose Ann (Clifford) Pettit, Maureen Morrow and Janine (Charles) Wodiuk; and stepchildren, Ken Williams, Fudge (Chris) Gonzales, and Rick (Marilyn) Williams. Grandmother of Brynae, Nate, Natalie, Alexis, Shaleena, Tashia, Sheay, Chris, Matt, Kim, Chanda, Alicia, Robyn, Chuckie Jr., Kaylena, Jay, Richelle and Shawn. Also survived by her brothers, Joseph (Peggy) Savoy, Marion (Jackie) Savoy and Fred Savoy; sister, Alice Lesser and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Morrow; and parents, Joseph and Mary Savoy. Rose was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was employed at the Colorado Mental Health Institute for 26 years as an administrative assistant. She was a member of St. Patrick Church parish where services will be held. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Rose S.
Rose S. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - Rose S. Williams, at the wonderful age of 93, was called home to be with her God and the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec. 6, 2003. She was born on Nov. 13, 1910, and was raised in Salida, Colo. Her parents were Anthony and Emilia Alloy. At the age of 16, she met Henry A. Williams, married on Feb. 26, 1927, and moved to Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Williams; sons, Henry and Raymond; granddaughter, Leanne Williams; and son-in-law, Bud Comfort. Rose was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children, Ruth Williams, Betty Comfort, Robert (Joanne) Williams, Norman (special friend, Jan Keller) and Sandi (Jim) Cardinal, all of Pueblo. She is survived by her grandchildren, Buddy, Jeff and Matt Comfort, Lorrie Norbury, Chris and Henry Williams, Simy Garcia, Michele Hubbard, Jayme Stangier, Jimmy Cardinal and spouses. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, a brother, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose was a prominent farmer, rancher and owner of the Williams Seed Store and Case Tractor Dealership since 1936 on the St. Charles Mesa. She was the source of vegetable and flower seeds for many farmers and gardeners throughout Southern Colorado for over six decades. She was active in farming and business. She could always be seen working in the fields and yard with her favorite straw hat and her hoe directing the day-to-day farming and seed store operations. She did this until her health began to fail. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She was a charter member of the St. Joseph Council of Christian Women and the St. Theresa Society. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas Eve when all of her family would be together and enjoyed her Italian cooking. She cooked many dinners for family and friends over the years. She enjoyed all her grandchildren around her. There was always someone coming by to see her to enjoy her company. Rose leaves behind a legacy. A legacy for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, who learned many wonderful things from her. The family may be contacted at the family home. There will be a viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of her Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Joseph's Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Ruby Maude
Ruby Maude Williams – Albuquerque Journal – November 6, 2003 - Ruby Maude Williams (February 9, 1904 - November 3, 2003) Ruby "Maude" McFarland Williams age 99 a homemaker of Clovis. Died November 3, 2003 at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born February 9, 1904 at the home of her Grandmother, Julia McFarland Ritter, at the Ritter Ranch in La Veta, Colorado to James Fred and Nora King McEvoy McFarland. Her father and his brother, Sim McFarland owned a mercantile store in Nara Visa, New Mexico which they sold to John Burns in September of 1904. They moved with the family to Logan, New Mexico in December and established a new store and home. The store later became McFarland Brothers Bank the following summer. Maude grew up and attended school in Logan and graduated in the first class in 1922. She attended the Baptist College at Montezuma, New Mexico just north of Las Vegas, New Mexico, where she received her teaching certificate. She then taught school at the Logan school. She married her classmate and only other graduate of the first graduating class, E.F. "Bud" Williams on September 16, 1925 in Logan. Bud and Maude were involved in the livestock and ranching business all of their married lives owning B-W (Bookey Williams) Cattle Company for many years. She has been a Christian and supporter of the Logan Baptist Church since childhood where she was baptized in a large tank. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Clovis for many years. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star of Deming, New Mexico and the International order of Odd Fellows-Rebekah. She enjoyed playing the piano and was an avid reader. Maude is affectionately known as "Muggins" by her daughters-in-law and grandchildren, the name was given to her by her father Fred when she was a little girl. She is survived by her two sons, Stanley and his wife, Bettye Williams of Clovis, New Mexico, Sherman and his wife, Jayne Williams of Clovis, New Mexico. Four grandchildren, Jamie, Michelle, Michael, and Patrick and one great-grandson, Tanner; five nieces and four nephews. Graveside Services are scheduled for Saturday November 8, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Logan Cemetery in Logan, New Mexico with Rev. Steve Kulback officiating. The family will be at the First Baptist Church of Logan from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before services. Family request no food be sent please. Memorials in lieu of flowers maybe made to the First Baptist Church of Logan in her memory at 601 Armijo, Box 382, Logan, New Mexico 88426 or to a charity of your choice. Honorary Pallbearers are her Grandchildren, Great-Grandson and Friends.

Williams, Rutherford L.
Rutherford L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1930 - The funeral of the late Rutherford L. Williams will be held this (Monday) afternoon at 2 p.m., from St. John A.M.E. church, Rev. S.W. Henderson officiating. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery.

Williams, Sidney N.
Sidney N. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Sidney N. Williams , “Sid Dead” was all he wanted to say. Born 8/6/15, died 9/6/04. Survived by wife of 62 years, Evelyn (maiden Burgess) and son Douglas (Laurel) Williams, brother W.C. Williams (Helen), sister-in-law Genevieve Setters, three grandchildren and special daughter Patty Williams. Predeceased by five brothers, one sister, and three sons, James, Robert and John. War veteran and survivor of Omaha Beach. Special thanks to his wonderful caregivers at Sangre de Cristo Hospice who made his last days so much better. Cremation with Memorial Service at Roselawn Chapel, Fri., Sept. 10th at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers or food, please send remembrances to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or charity of your choice.

Williams, Stella M.
Stella M. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1999 - Stella M. Williams, born Dec. 26, 1910, passed away April 22, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Roy- son, Laverne- her parents- two sisters- three brothers- one granddaughter- and one grandson. Survived by children, Clyde (Kathy) Williams, Clarence (Gail) Williams, Mona (Bill) Love, Nona Black and Don (Judy) Williams. Also survived by 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and brothers, Elmo (Delora) Hiner and Lester Hiner. At Stella's request, cremation with no service.

Williams, Tereh Estelle
Tereh Estelle (Burkhalter) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2001 - Terah Estelle (Burkhalter) Williams, 89, died at Life Care Center, Pueblo, Colo., May 31, 2001. She was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Tulsa, Okla., to Ada (Hyder) Burkhalter and Avery A. Burkhalter. Preceded in death by her father May 30, 1952, in La Junta, Colo.; her mother Nov. 24, 1959, in Pueblo; her husband, Leon S. Williams of 59 1/2 years on April 6, 1989; brother, James A. Burkhalter on Oct. 16, 1999, in Cupertino, Calif. She is survived by one brother, Lawrence (Maxine) Burkhalter, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Maralee Burkhalter of Cupertino, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. Estelle was an accomplished pianist and was faithful for many years in playing for church services in Pueblo at Assembly of God Churches. At her request, cremation with no service.

Williams, Thomas
Thomas Williams - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - April 3, 1879 - Tuesday evening Thomas Williams, one of the boys from the John Bull camp, was accidentally shot by a friend and at first thought to be fatally wounded, but his morning his physician says he will probably recover. Another chance to moralize on the danger of playing with firearms. (Later) The man Thomas Williams, spoken of in my last as the victim of an accidental shooting, died on Thursday night and was buried on Friday. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Amsbury, under the direction of the members of the Masonic fraternity, the deceased being a member of the fraternity, and he was followed to the grave by a procession of footmen numbering several hundred.

Williams, Thomas
Thomas Williams – Pueblo Indicator – February 21, 1914 – Another Steel Worker Gone – Thomas Williams, age 61, and who had put in 29 years of his life at the steel works here, died of pneumonia on the 17th inst. He was in point of time the oldest steel worker at the plant. He had been sick only three days but was large and fleshy and the pneumonia soon got beyond the control of the doctors. Brandon Bell - February 27, 1914 - Three Pioneers Die Same Day - Pueblo - Three Pueblo pioneers died here in one day. They were Thomas Williams, who helped found the steel mills here; Lewis E. Ross, a saloon man, and George Jackson, one of the city's builders.

Williams, Thomas C.
Thomas Clifford Williams - Huerfano World - September 1, 1994 - Thomas Clifford Williams died Aug. 24, 1994 in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Verna, Pueblo; a daughter Becky Wilkin, Pueblo West; two grandchildren; two sisters, Benna Fulfs, Pueblo and Yvette Hershberger, Greensboro, NC; nieces and nephews. A veteran of service with the US Army during World War II, Mr. Williams was a member of the Alamosa Elks #1297 and American Legion Post #113. Graveside service was in Veta Cemetery Monday.

Williams, Todd
Todd Williams – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – January 17, 1910 – Colorado State News – Trinidad, Jan. 12. – Jealous because of the alleged attentions of other men to his wife, Todd Williams, a barber, aged 26 years, this morning shot the woman twice in the cheek and then shot himself, dying an hour later. Mrs. Williams will recover.

Williams, Verna
Verna Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2003 - Verna Williams passed away July 6, 2003, at age 77, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by daughter, Becky (Ted) Wilkin; grandchildren, Patricia Russell and Erika (Alan) Ronska; and great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn Anaya and Erik Ronska; brother, Milton (Irene) Bailey; and sisters-in-law, Benna Fulfs and Yvette Hershberger; several nieces and nephews. Cremation at her request. Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003, at La Veta Cemetery.

Williams, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2004 - Virginia M. Williams passed away Nov. 11, 2004, in Pueblo. Virginia was born June 13, 1915, in Denver, to Cassius and Anna Cary. Virginia married George Perry Williams on Feb. 15, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to Pueblo in 1940. She was employed and later served as manager for Mor-Valu Stamp Co. before retiring in 1983. She volunteered in the Occupational Therapy Department at the Colorado State Hospital for many years, was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed baseball. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Dorothy Ravanelli. Her survivors include her husband, Perry; son, Robert (Cheryl) Williams; grandchildren, Kimberley A. Schultz and Rob S. (Tracy) Williams; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, including Nancy Ravanelli Oliver, nephews and other relatives. At her request, no viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Williams, Walter C.
Walter C. "Cowboy" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2003 - Walter C. "Cowboy" Williams, 84, passed away July 22, 2003, at a local hospital. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois Williams. Survived by his daughter, Kathryn Williams; son, Harry Williams; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law; and grandson-in-law; sister, Mary Kindle; brother, Frank Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Walter was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. The memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with the Revs. Pat Hurley and Bob Mace officiating.

Williams, Weston Oliver
Weston Oliver Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2005 - Weston Oliver Williams, born Oct. 3, 1982, and died June 5, 2005. Beloved son of Cheryl Stevens and James Williams (deceased); stepfather, Brad Stevens. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Scott J. Graham and Sid Williams. Survived by sisters, Siobahn Katie Elizabeth Graham, Kathleen Adell Williams; brother, Torain Scott Graham; maternal grandparents, Avis Graham and Miguel Solano; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Williams; aunts and uncles, Cynthia and Dave Lewis, Scott and Jerrie Graham, Doug and Laurel Williams, Ronnie, Roger and Sandra Kay Graham; cousins, Shawna, Kevin, Dustin, Victoria, Cathy, Theresa, Billy and Sharon Cooley; great-uncles and -aunts, Bill and Betty Cooley and Genevieve Setters; and other numerous relatives. Wes attended South High School. He was an avid bowler and received many honors in this sport. He worked at Sunset Bowl and The Pueblo Chieftain. Wes was a very unselfish person and when he was out of money, he would give cans to the bums, even though he needed the money. He was a hard worker, and gave strength to his mother, Cheryl, for 22 years. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him, especially his grieved friends, Ivan Saiz, Ceriesa, Shay, Ed Rhodes, Cameron Hathaway, Jason and many more who mourn him. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pastor Tom Steranka officiating.

Williams, William S.
William S. "Bill" Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2000 - Survived by son, Richard A (Sally) Williams, formerly of Pueblo; brother, Horace Williams; nephew, Jerry (Punky) Robbe; niece, Charlotte (Don) Garnet, great-niece Jane (Matt) Rhodes all of Pueblo; great-niece, Debi Robbe, Atlanta. Memorial Service Saturday, September 9, 2000, 1:00 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with inurnment at church columbarium. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Mary-Corwin Foundation, 1008 Minnequa Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004 or to Alzheimer's Research.

Williams, Yvette Fay
Yvette Fay Williams - La Veta Signature - January 7, 1988 - Services Held for Long-time La Vetan - Funeral services were held Monday in La Veta for long-time resident Yvette Fay Williams, 91, who died in her home December 30, of an apparent heart attack. Miss Williams was known as an active and determined citizen, whose tireless energy was dedicated to the betterment of this community. She was born in Iowa in 1896, and spent 40 years teaching in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Miss Williams earned a BA from Columbia University in New York, and later a Masters in Education at Greely. After her retirement in 1958, she came to La Veta to live with her widowed mother, Luella Williams, who preceded her in death in 1963. A long-time member of the Spanish Peaks Garden Club, Miss Williams served on La Veta's first zoning committee and was instrumental in the establishment of the Park and Tree Board. At the Arbor Day celebration in La Veta last spring Miss Williams received a plaque honoring her for her years of effort spent working toward the beautification of the community. Remembered by friends as a determined lady who "got things done", Miss Williams was known for her generous, non-judgmental nature. She was also the first to receive the La Veta Chamber of Commerce "Woman of the Year" award. Miss Williams was a faithful practitioner of Christian Science. Surviving Miss Williams are her nephew, Clifford Williams of Pueblo, two nieces, Venna Fulfs, Pueblo, and Yvette Herschberger, Greensborough, N.C. , other relatives and many, many friends. Rev. Mark Anderson officiated during Monday's services and cremation followed.

Williams-Basgal, Geraldine Evelyn
Geraldine Evelyn Williams-Basgal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1999 - Charles Anthony Geraldine Evelyn Williams-Basgal, 66, beloved wife, mother and grandmother departed this life at her home in Pueblo on July 17, 1999. Gerry was born in Pueblo on March 30, 1933, and enjoyed much of her life here. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rita Marie Barr- father, Cecil McGee- sister, Irma Agee- brothers, Ed and Philip Martin- and faithful husband, Joseph "Cleve" Williams. The life she lived was one of hard work and service to her family and friends. Her memory is cherished by her surviving family, husband, Ray Basgal, Pueblo- daughters, Marie Harris, Denver, Paula (Don) McLimore, Kremmling, Anna (Jim) Olsen, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lucille (Gary) Vaughan, Parshall, Colo.- sons, Michael (Melanie) Pannunzio-Williams and John (Dotti) Pannunzio, both of Pueblo- 19 grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Her service will be held at her church of membership, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Williamson, C. Sam
C. Sam Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2000 - C. Sam Williamson, 85, passed away Oct. 21, 2000. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Naomi; parents, Charles and Callie; brother, Paul; and sisters, Edith and Pauline. Survived by children, Elaine (Robert) Gosnell, Jack (Sue) Allen; and cousin, Melvin Roper. After 35 years as a dedicated mental health counselor, Sam retired from the Colorado State Hospital. Donations can be made on his behalf to The Dream Weavers Foundation, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo CO 81002. At his request, services will not be held.

Williamson, Helen Julia
Helen Julia Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Helen Julia Williamson. Funeral services for long-time Cortez resident, Helen Julia Williamson, were held March 31, 2006 at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Cortez Cemetery. She was the daughter of Stephen and Julia (Blezs) Beres, born August 23, 1926 in Lorain, Ohio and passed away March 28, 2006 at her home at age 79. First and foremost in Helen's life was her family. Whether it was special family fishing trips or homemade Christmas stockings, her family always knew just how special they were to her. Helen was very proud of the fact that she worked for the Montezuma County Assessors office for 27 years. She was also a longtime member of the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her children, Kay (Robert) Parker, Coaldale, Colo., Ken (Bev) Williamson, Cortez; grandchildren Julie (Todd) Gavin, Matthew (Chrystal) Hammond, Heath (Charish) Hammond, Charles Williamson and Nick Williamson; five great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Trevis Gavin, Anajia and Portia Hammond and Owen Hammond; sisters, Vera Mae Brackin and Lillian Peitz, both of Pueblo, Colo. and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan (Mack) Larson of Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Paul LaMont Williamson, and brother William Beres. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Hospice of Montezuma. Services were under direction of Ertel Funeral Home.

Williamson, Nelle
Nelle Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1973 - Nelle Williamson, March 6, 1973, in a local nursing home after a long illness. Mother of Mrs. Arlen Luffy and Mrs. Betty Jane Smith, both deceased. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of several. Sister of John Bass, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Elsie Endsley, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Mrs. Dora Luke, Rialto, Calif., and Mrs. Elizabeth Lacy, Lakeside, Calif. Aunt of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Luke, 1924 Arrowhead Lane, Topeka, Kan. Member of Calvary Baptist Church and Philathea Class. Born July 18, 1891, in Ulman, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1903. Retired practical nurse. Her husband, Fred Williamson, died in 1936. Services 3:30 p.m. Friday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Bernard Tuttle, officiating. To Mountain View.

Williamson, Roy
Roy Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Roy Williamson, 89, went “home to be with the Lord,” on Jan. 22, 2005, just hours shy of the birthday of his only child, “the light of my life," daughter, Elke. He is now reunited with the entire Williamson clan who preceded him in death; his dad, William; and mother, Alice May; brothers and sisters, Auto, Arlie, Elsie, Edith, Alfred and Kenneth Williamson. Roy passed on after a brief illness, just a few days short of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Hazel Koger Williamson; and his beloved daughter, E. Elke (Professor Robert J.) Pugel, of Pueblo. Roy was a World War II veteran, who proudly and courageously served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Campaign. Roy and Hazel met and married in Kansas before moving to Pueblo, where Roy worked for 30 years at the CF&I as a millwright in the Wire Mill. Roy was a vibrant, robust, active outdoorsman, who was extremely caring and helpful. He served as a trustee for the Fin and Feather Club for many years, and developed “Roy's Hidaway,” a section of land near the lake which he created and cared for. Roy also was a trustee for the Steel City Eagles No. 3367 helping with his sidekick, Bob Gavin, to make the lodge a vibrant organization. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Moose Lodge and the NRA. He loved to work on his daughter's Pugel Ranch because it reminded him of his youth on the farm in Kansas. Roy will miss his hunting dogs, Red and Mike; and his good friends, Bob and Doris Gavin, Cathy and Ed Coe, Kevin, Jason, and Ryan, Carol and Dan Murphy, John and Dema Lipitz, Bob and Carol Hayes, Gene and Pat Golob, Bill Brockelman, Dave Martin, Theresa Akers, Yvonne Egley, Robin and Gary Scammon, Florence Chambers; and all his millwright friends from the wire mill, whom he got together with at least once a month for years. He will be missed by all of us who appreciated, admired, respected and loved him. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. today, funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Participating in the service will be the Steel City Eagles and the State Fraternal Order of Eagles Ritual Team for their long time member. Military honors will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team with the interment to take place at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be an Irish Wake for Roy at Bongirno's restaurant at 304 S. Victoria Ave., immediately following the graveside service. Please come and join us.

Williamson, Ruth
Ruth Williamson - Trinidad Times Independent - January 9, 2005 - Ruth Williamson called into her Lord and Master's presence on Jan. 6, 2006. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Mel L. Williamson, who owned Mel's Refrigeration Service, founded in 1936 and has served the community for 70 years. Ruth was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, and resident mom and hostess to many friends from around the world over the 92 years of her life. She married Mel in Raton and lived in Trinidad for the past 62 years where the Church of God was her life and interest of service. She is survived by her daughter Helen Eppinger and husband Dave from Colorado Springs, sons; Mel T. Williamson and wife Dawn from Trinidad, Donald Williamson and wife Rachel from Littleton. Grandchildren include Felicia, Mel Brian, Jeff, Sharon and great grandchild Treton. We wish to express appreciation to Dr. McFarland and staff for their care and kindness over several years. Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m., Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Ruth would appreciate donations supporting Christian youth work and made to Camp Baldy, 607 E. 2nd St. Trinidad, Colo. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Willingham, Robert L.
Robert L. Willingham - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2000 - Robert L. Willingham, 78, formerly a resident of Pueblo, born Sept. 19, 1922, in Virginia to John and Bessie Willingham, passed away Sept. 25, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Eva Willingham of Colorado Springs; daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Walker of Colorado Springs; grandsons, Matthew and Zachary Walker; brother, John (Marie) Willingham of Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also Service Officer and Past Commander of the DAV, and lifetime member of Chapter 39. Robert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the services.

Willis, C. B. (Infant of)
Infant Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1902 - Monday, July 21, 1902, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Willis. Funeral today at 10 a.m. from 1404 Routt Avenue.

Willis, Charles
Charles Willis – Dillon Blue Valley Times – August 9, 1912 – Trinidad, Colo. – Charles Willis, a ranchman, died suddenly. He was found dead in bed by his wife, and the coroner was notified.

Willis, Charles W.
Charles W. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1998 - Charles W. Willis, age 63, of Holly, Colo., died Dec. 19, 1998. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at the Holly First Baptist Church. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

Willis, Eliza Cameron
Eliza Cameron Willis - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 20, 1871 – Died on the Cucharas, Huerfano county, April 7th, 1871, after an illness of twenty-five days, Eliza Cameron, infant daughter of Robert B. and Mary M. Willis, aged five months and twenty days.  Kansas City papers please copy.

Willis, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Willis - Huerfano World - May 21, 1981 - Mrs. Elizabeth Willis, of La Veta, died shortly after midnight, Saturday, May 16, 1981, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Willis had been ill for the past two years. A native of Huerfano County, she was born at Rouse August 17, 1914. She was reared in Huerfano County and graduated from Walsenburg High School. After graduation, she went to Adams State College at Alamosa and earned a teaching certificate. She later taught at Rouse and the Ritter School on Valley road. She married Harry Willis on August 24, 1938. She was a member of the La Veta chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and for several years had been active in the Cowbelles and a Home Demonstration unit as well as other organizations. Besides her husband, Harry, she is survived by two daughters, Betty Kreutzer and Barbara Andreatta, La Veta and six grandchildren. Her father Asa Wilcox, preceded her in death in January. Graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Vic Johnson at 2 p.m., Monday at La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Willis, Eric
Eric Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Eric Willis, 35, was born in Ogden, Utah He passed away August 11 in Pueblo where he was currently attending Pueblo Community College. Eric loved to spend time in the mountains. Eric is survived by his parents, Fred Leon Willis and Donna Ann Gordon, son Eric Michael Willis, brothers Scott Willis and Daniel Willis, aunts Janis Johnson and Michele Johnson, uncle Donald Gordon, and long-time companion, Leann Dixon. Gravesite services will be under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary, Ogden, Utah. Final arrangements to be determined.

Willis, Harry
Harry Willis - Huerfano World - December 17, 1998 - Harry Dies - Prominent Huerfano Harry Willis, cattleman, realtor and former County Commissioner, died Dec. 13, 1998 in Walsenburg at the Care Center. Born July 6, 1914 in Aguilar, son of the late Fred and Mary Willis, he attended school at Aguilar and Hoehne until the ninth grade. Mr. Willis then held numerous jobs until purchasing a ranch on Highway 10, east of Walsenburg. He married Elizabeth Wilcox Aug. 21, 1938. She died in 1981. The couple purchased the Kincaid Ranch outside of La Veta and moved in 1951 where he remained a rancher. Mr. Willis was very active as a cattle-order buyer, County Commissioner and realtor. He and his wife owned and operated Harry's Steak House in La Veta for several years. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners', Colorado Cattlemen's Association, Huerfano Stockgrowers' Association, Agricultural Stabilization-Conservation Service and was a member of the Re-2 School Board. He was active in supporting the 4-H in the county and donated his arena and barns for the Fair for several years. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Kreutzer and Bobby Andreatta, both of La Veta; six grandchildren and eight great-grandsons. No viewing at his request. Cremation. Memorial funeral service Sunday, Dec. 20 at noon at the 4-H Barn in La Veta. Service by Christian Cowboys Fellowship. Luncheon following. Romero Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Page 2: Harry Willis died this week~ He could be kind and gentle and tell jokes a mile a minute. He could be mean and rough and tell you off in a second. Harry served his county well - or as well as he believed. After being a Commissioner he thought he could tell those in power what to do. He was of the old school and didn't give a damn what anyone thought of him or his holdings. He made the best margaritas in the world while running Harry's Steak House in La Veta with Elizabeth, but would never tell anyone his recipe. His spacious home in La Veta was always open to friends and strangers. He made many friends with locals and out-of-towners. He was never too timid to ask questions and often gave answers to those questions. La Veta honored him a few years back during their annual Spirit of the West Fest. Harry will be remembered as a man of "spirit" and he would pooh-pooh it.

Willis, John D.
John D. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - John D. Willis, 1408 Van Buren. Husband of Mrs. Mary A. Willis. Father of Harlan R. Willis and Karen L. (Danny) Billings of Pueblo. Also survived by two grandchildren, Amanda and Brandon Billings. Mr. Willis passed away unexpectedly Aug. 23, 1986. He was born in Canon City on July 31, 1921, and was preceded in death by his parents, "Harlan" Dick Willis in 1961 and Effie E. Willis in 1970. Mr. Willis was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he joined the family business, the Will Black Smith Shop in Canon City and then was employed by CF&I Steel Corp. as a welder until his retirement in 1979. Services will be at George McCarthy Historic Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul P. Mendrick will be officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1615 Cypress.

Willis, Luther P. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Luther P. Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1902 - Friday, April 25, 1902, at her home, 1021 Eaton Avenue. Mrs. Luther P. Willis aged 23 years. Funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1902 - The funeral of Mrs. Luther Willis took place from the late home, 1021 Eaton Avenue. Rev. D. D. Forward conducted the service. The funeral of Mrs. Luther P. Willis who died on Friday last, occurred yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from 1021 Eaton Avenue, and was very largely attended by friends of the deceased and the bereaved family, notwithstanding the fact that an error was made Sunday morning stating that the funeral of Mrs. Willis had occurred on Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. D. Forward, who paid a beautiful tribute to the Christian character and lovely womanhood of the deceased. The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous especially from the McCord-Bragdon Grocer company, the Pueblo fire department, Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson and other neighbors and friends, and the bereaved husband, father, and mother and brother, feel very grateful for the many kindnesses and courtesies shown them and their beloved one during her sickness and death. The pall-bearers were Sam McPherson, Walter Wiggins, Ford Mahar, H. W. Altman, H. W. Roberts and Theodore Nason. The interment was at Riverview. Transcribers note: Mrs. Luther P. Willis is the late Leah C. Willis.

Willis, Luther Peabody
Luther Peabody Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1942 - Luther Peabody Willis, at the home, 1126 East 7th, Saturday, May 30. Husband of Mrs. Mary I. Willis. Father of Mrs. Edith Baldwin and Clifford Willis of Denver; Havart Whiteman, Long Beach Calif.; Wesley R. Whiteman, U. S. Army, Tacoma, Wash. Member of Central Christian Church, Pueblo Lodge No. 17 A. F. & A. M. Southern Colorado Consistory No. 3, Al Kaly Temple and Nalt. Fire Chiefs Association.

Willis, Mary Ann
Mary Ann (Simonich) Willis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2005 - Mary Ann (Simonich) Willis, 77, born Dec. 30, 1927, passed away April 12, 2005. She is survived by her loving family; son, Harlan (Judy) Willis; daughter, Karen Willis; sisters, Helen (Paul) Prijatel and Elsie (Fred) Griffith; and brother, Ed Simonich. Also survived by grandchildren, Amanda (Stan) Krol, Brandon and Ariann Billings, Twyla Shipler, Baylee and Caitlinn Willis; and several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Simonich; husband, John D. Willis; and sister, Matilda Hostetter. Mary's working life included the CF&I and School District 60. She also was a stay-at-home mom surrounded amid her loving children and grandchildren. She enjoyed passing on the family traditions to her family. Mary was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), the Bishop's Guild, and the Croatian Fraternal Lodge. She enjoyed swimming at the YMCA every Friday night. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Willis, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Willis - World Independent - February 5, 1946 - Mary Elizabeth Willis, a resident of the Rattlesnake Buttes community for the past several months, died in a Pueblo hospital this morning. She was a former resident of La Junta. She was born in Aguilar April 7, 1889, and died at the age of 56 years. She made her home with a son, Harry R. Willis, of Rattlesnake Buttes. Survivors include her husband Fred Guy Willis; three sons, Harry, Fred T. and John L. of La Veta. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the La Veta Baptist church with the Rev. J.H. Gerault officiating. Interment will be in the La Veta cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet mortuary.

Willis, R. B. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. B. Willis - Huerfano World - January 9, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History -1893: Mrs. R.B. Willis, nee Mary Murray Francisco, a resident here, since 1864, died of pneumonia.

Willocks, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Willocks - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 4, 1989 - Mary Elizabeth Willocks, 6, died Thursday in Pueblo. Memorial services will be at noon Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre Drive, with the Rev. James McMearn and Dr. Al Green officiating. Mary was born Oct. 26, 1982, at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines. She was going into the second grade at Vine Street School in Bangor, Maine, and also attended the YMCA day-care center there. She is survived by her mother, Claudia J. Willocks of Bangor; her aunts, Lucinda Laliberte of Beal Air Force Base, California and Judith Knight of Widefield; her uncle, Lucien Willocks of Bangor; her grandparents, Judith and Lucien Willocks of Bangor; her great-grandparents, Mary Stanley of Brewer, Maine, and Ebenezer and Claudia Willocks of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department Diving Team, 909 Court St., Pueblo 81003. Colorado Springs Gazette - July 6, 1989 - Body of Drowning Victim, 6, Pulled From Pueblo Reservoir - A week-long search ended Wednesday when the body of a 6-year-old girl was pulled from Pueblo Reservoir. The body of Mary Elizabeth Willocks of Bangor, Maine, was found about 3:40 p.m. in 22 feet of water near the sailboard area on the north shore of the reservoir. Divers from the Westminster Fire Department found the girl after four passes with a dragnet, said Westminster Battalion Chief Bob Hamon. Mary had been presumed drowned since last Thursday, when the raft she was on capsized 50 feet from shore during a sudden storm. Her uncle, Gene Knight of Widefield, also drowned. Mary's aunt, Judy Knight, also was on the raft. She swam to shore in the choppy waters, but her 24-year-old husband, with Mary in his arms, disappeared no more than 25 feet from shore. Gene Knight's body was found last Friday. Memorial services for both were held Wednesday. Mary had been swimming for two years and had swam in the Caribbean in past summers, said her mother, Claudia Willocks. She was not wearing a life vest when she went out on the raft last Thursday.

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