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Wills, Effie
Effie Wills – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Wills, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2005 - Elsie M. Wills, 69, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 2, 2005. At her request, no services will be held.

Wills, Lee R.
Lee R. Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Lee R. Wills passed away on May 2, 2004, after a lengthy battle with diabetes. He was born in Oklahoma City Okla. on Oct. 13, 1930 to W. A. and Jennette Robinson Wills. The Wills family moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 1939. Lee attended Centennial High School in Pueblo and graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, VA. In 1948, he entered the University of Colorado. His education was put on hold for service in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Lee graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1956, and returned to Pueblo to begin his legal career with classmate and partner Jerry Smith. In 1959, he joined the firm of Phelps, Fonda and Hayes where he began a specialization in the area of insurance defense. In 1968, Lee moved his law practice to Colorado Springs as a partner in the firm of Rector, Kane, Donley and Wills. Lee opened The Wills Law Firm in 1983 where he was later joined in the practice by his son, Drew, until his retirement in 2000. Lee Wills fashioned himself a "country trial lawyer" but was well known for his dry wit, professionalism, high ethical standards, decorum and ability in the courtroom. He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1977, and served several years on the state committee and as state chairman. Lee was a lifetime fellow of the American College. He was an active member of the U. S. District Court for the 10th Circuit Bar Association and served 5 years as a member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct. Lee was a loyal friend of University of Colorado School of Law where he served 6 years as a member and chair of the Alumni Board. He was awarded the Outstanding Practitioner Medal by the University of Colorado School of Law in 1990. Lee provided service to his community in many ways but was most dedicated to Grace Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry for many years and was Chancellor at the time of his death. He was a member of the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club and the Kissing Camels Golf Club. Lee was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Lawson Wills and four sons, John G. and his wife Patti of Naperville, Ill., H. Lawson, his wife Sheila, of Aspen Colo., Wm. Andrew ("Drew"), his wife Jeannie, of Colorado Springs and C. Price, his wife Diane, of Bozeman, Mont.; as well as 11 grandchildren. Lee is also survived by his brother, W.A. Wills, Jr. of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by a brother Charles R. Wills. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Pikes Peak Hospice, or The El Paso County Bar Foundation.

Wills, Merville
Merville Wills – Summit County Journal – September 30, 1899 – Children Were Crushed – Distressing Collision on the D. & R. G. Near Canon City – Denver, Sept. 25. – A special to the Republican says: Six lives were snuffed out in a twinkling by the collision of a Judson excursion train with a fast freight, at Reno, four miles out of Canon City, on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, at 4:08 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Two are fatally and eight more or less seriously injured. A misinterpretation of orders, or a blunder, the blame for which has not been fixed, is responsible for the catastrophe. The Judson excurision train, bound from Chicago to San Francisco, left Pueblo at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. This train consisted of an empty passenger coach and two tourist sleeping cars, both of which were filled with passengers, most of them bound for their homes in the West. The excursion train was drawn by a monster Mogul engine. At Florence orders were received to meet a fast freight train at Reno, four miles west of that place. An east-bound narrow gauge freight train received orders at Canon City to meet the excursion train at Reno. The siding was reached and passed by the freight which was gliding along down grade at a high rate of speed. The road winds through the tortuous Arkansas valley with many curves and turns. The excursion train was speeding along toward the siding under full head of steam. The passengers on the excursion train were admiring the beautiful scenery. Upon the platform of the forward sleeping car stood a group of children under the care of their elders. Simultaneous shrieks from two locomotives, the reversal of levers, a leap for life by two engineers and two firemen and then a crash. The two monster iron horses solidly interlocked marked the center of a heap of debris. Those killed are: Eva M. Walker, aged 12, Westford, Massachusetts; Eugenie B. Judkins, aged 12, Spokane, Washington; Addie F. Judkins, aged 10, Spokane, Washington; George H. Judkins, aged 6, Spokane, Washington; Merville Wills, aged about 10, son of Mrs. Effie Wills, who was fatally injured, Los Angeles, California; F. Salter, manager of the excursion, Boston. The anguish of parents bereaved of their children was distressing to see. So great was the force of the collision that the boiler of the big passenger engine formed a coat for that of the smaller engine. The day coach was jammed back into the middle sleeper nearly half its length, and cars loaded with ore are piled up in a mass of ruins. The tender of 574, the freight engine, lies across the track with one end resting on a box car. The disaster occurred on the identical spot where a similar though less serious collision happened last winter. The track passed under a high bluff, which forms one bank of the river.

Wills, Valerie Jo
Valerie Jo (Kraus) Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2003 - Valerie Jo (Kraus) Wills, 41, affectionately known as "Jo" passed away Oct. 10, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on April 1, 1962, in Rocky Ford, Colo., the daughter of J.A. (Jake) and Wyoma Selby Kraus. She was united in marriage to Clifford F. Wills Jr. on Dec. 4, 1981. Preceded in death by her grandparents; and mother-in-law, Doris Ann Wills. She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Clifford F. Wills Jr. of Pueblo West, Colo.; her parents, Jake and Wyoma Kraus; sisters, Donna J. Zieger and Peggy S. (Perry) Powell; brothers, George W. Kraus and Kenneth W. (Gayle) Kraus; father-in-law, Clifford F. (Jeannie) Wills Sr.; brothers-in-law, Jim (Brenda) Wills and Michael (Carrie) Wills; and sister-in-law, Michelle Heaton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a member of Pueblo Christian Center. She was currently employed as a mobile notary/signing agent and had previously been employed at G&H Glass and Walden Books. She loved the color purple and enjoyed Betty Boop and Garfield collectables, scrapbooking, reading and watching the Packers and the Broncos. She had a passion for life and had a generous heart. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. in Pueblo, Colo. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Fowler Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Pueblo Christian Center, Alzheimer's Association or the Cancer Society.

Willson, Della Louise
Della Louise Willson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1999 - Della Louise Willson, 70, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 21, 1999. Survived by husband of 48 years, Howard- children, Steve Willson and Pete (Karen) Willson- granddaughters, Samantha and Sarah Willson- brother, Pete (Bernice) DelDuco- and several other relatives. Della worked as a meat wrapper at Safeway for over 16 years and was an avid bowler. She also loved to play the lottery and her trips to Cripple Creek. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Willson, M. Jo Ann
M. Jo Ann Willson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1999 - M. Jo Ann Willson passed away March 20, 1999. She was born April 22, 1937, in Hennessey, Okla., on the Dover Route. She came to Pueblo in the 1950s. While raising six children, Jo Ann earned a degree in mental health at U.S.C. in Pueblo, going on to work at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center and later at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, George and Sherry Hawley of Kansas, Andy (Jami) Hawley of Denver, Jeff (Trudy)and Kevin Pacheco and Jes, Peggy, Rena Willson of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren-one great-granddaughter- a brother- two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing or services. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either directly or through the mortuary.

Willyard, Carol Sue
Carol Sue Willyard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2002 - Carol Sue Willyard, 48, passed away Sept. 19, 2002, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Carol Sue was a devoted wife for 22 years, and a loving mother for 18 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alice E. and William G. Strong. Carol Sue is survived by her husband, Allen E. Willyard; sons, Clayton A. and Jay V. Willyard; brother, William P. (Cindy) Strong; mother- and father-in-law, Daniel A. and Louise K. Willyard; brother-in law, Daniel A. (Cindy) Willyard; nephew, Daniel S. Willyard; and nieces, Cassandra J. Willyard, Heather (Dan) Winter and Christine Strong. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in Carol Sue's name to the Susan Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer through the funeral home.

Wilmore, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Wilmore - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - July 16, 1987 - Betty Jean Wilmore, 61, of Colorado Springs died at home Saturday. She was a homemaker. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery, Acero and Northern Avenues, Pueblo. Davis Wallin Funeral Home, 128 Broadway, Pueblo, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Wilmore was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Woodward, Okla., to Joyce and Mae L. (Maxwell) Blackwell. She lived in Colorado Springs many years. Mrs. Wilmore is survived by two sons, Leonard Gardner of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Guy of Colorado Springs.

Wilshire, Edith May
Edith May Wilshire - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1987 - Edith May Wilshire, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, March 31, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by foster daughter, Pearl Shanks, Modesto, Calif.; niece, Alice Wyrick, and nephew, Gerald Deitz, both of Waukegan, Ill. Born Dec. 11, 1893, in Minnesota. Preceded in death by husband, Jess, June 9, 1973. At her request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Wilson, Adele D.
Adele D. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2002 - Age 96, passed away Jan. 12, 2002. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her husband, Jo G. Wilson. She is survived by her son, James C. (Phyllis) Wilson; grandchildren, Charles of Portland, Ore.; Matthew (Jennifer), Aurora; Andrew, Boise, Idaho; Jennifer, Aurora; Meredith (Capt. Scott) Lanis, Columbus AFB, Mississippi; and Alexander (Keri) of Pueblo West. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren; niece, Carol Van Hook, Belleville, Ill.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Burial will take place in Belleville, Ill.

Wilson, Alice Dolores
Alice Dolores Wilson "Aunt Dee" and "Me-Me" - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Alice Dolores Wilson "Aunt Dee" and "Me-Me" July 12, 1929---Feb. 13, 2000. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 28 years, Daniel Wilson; by parents, John William and Alice Garrard, by sisters, Violet, Rose, Jewel and Dovey. Devoted mother to son, Danny Eugene (Brenda) Wilson; daughter, Carolyn Joyce (Bert) Kittle, Pueblo. Loving grandmother "Me-Me" to Diana (Greg) Quintana, Deliteful (Ray) Quintana, Dusty Kittle, David Kittle, April Wilson, Mary Wilson, Robin (James) Owens, John Paige, Joslyn Paige, Pueblo. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Royce, Tyler, Wayne, Dakota, Montana, Augustas Quintana, Chris McLellan, Raven, Dakota, Savanna Kittle, Dana Huff, Pueblo. Dolores "Dee" was the beloved and treasured sister of John Kennedy (Rosemary) Garrard of Linconville, Kan., and Lillian (Horner) Cothern of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister-in-law to Louise (Wilson) West of Bellevue, Wash.; and brother-in-law, Edward Williams of Marion, Kan. Aunt "Dee" was also loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, Leo Derrera of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating, 2203 E. 13th., Pueblo.

Wilson, Alice M.
Alice M. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 1986 - Alice M. Wilson, July 3, 1986. Wife of Edwin E. Wilson, who passed away in December 1966. Mother of Maxine (Ray) Jones, Lima, Peru; Florence (Richard) Trevithick, Penrose; Enid (Charles) Thomas, Pueblo; and Lois (Dan) Monett, Pueblo. Grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 13. Sister of Frances Kelly, Ashville, N.C., and Ethel Lowell, Denver. Predeceased by sister, Gladys Perry. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Park Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rick Monett and Rev. Douglas Trevithick. Interment, Imperial.

Wilson, Annie
Annie Wilson - World Independent – February 5, 1940 - Pioneer Woman Dies at Age 102 - A resident of Huerfano County for the past 65 years, Annie Wilson, who expired Saturday at the age of 102, was buried today near her home at Malachite, where she had spent the greater portion of her life. Mrs. Wilson was one of the early settlers of Southern Colorado, coming here in the days of Indian warfare. Prior to her death she often related tales of how Indians attempted to ride horses into her home, and told about the warriors attempt to kidnap her and her sister. She was born March 15, 1838 in Missouri, moving to Malachite above Gardner, in 1875. She is survived by two sons, Ed and Robert of Red Wing, and two daughters, Mrs. A. A. Campbell of La Veta and Mrs. Bruce Tirey of Malachite. Funeral services were held at the Gardner Methodist Church and were in care of the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Shelby County Herald - February 1940 - Shelby County, Missouri - Former Resident Dies At The Age of 102 - Funeral services were held in Gardner, Colorado two weeks ago for Mrs. Anna Wilson, 102 year old former resident of this county. She died February 03, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Tirey. Born in Kentucky she was married when she was 22 years old to John A. Wilson in this state. Shortly after their marriage Mr. Wilson was called to serve in the Civil War, during which time she endured many hardships. In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and their four children left their home north of Burksville to go to Colorado. They traveled by wagon from Pueblo to Huerfano County and settled on a ranch and lived there. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had many encounters with the Indians and on several occasions the Indians attempted to kidnap their children. Mrs. Wilson learned the art of spinning and weaving in her early days and her children treasure blankets and spreads made by their mother. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were noted for their hospitality and many early-day travelers found their ranch a haven of rest. A daughter Julia W., died in Shelby County in 1871 and was buried at the Looney Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; Mr. Wilson died April 12, 1910 and a son died in Colorado also.

Wilson, Babe
Babe Wilson - Huerfano World - January 17, 2008 - Babe Wilson, age 89, passed away Sunday morning 13 January with his wife and family by his side. Born Feb. 21, 1918 in Oak Valley, KS to (parents). He leaves behind to cherish his memories and tell his stories, his beloved wife, Mary C. Wilson whom he married on Jan. 21, 1972; along with his children, Tim (Mickey) Wilson, AZ; Ron (Polly) Newman, VA; Peggy Tabor, Denver; Cindy (Marvin) Simoneau., TX; and his step-children, Cathy Wells, Boone; Kaye (Dennis) McKenna, Pueblo; Nancy (Nick) Brown, NE; Bair (Terry) Wells, Boone. Babe enjoyed sharing his life with his grandchildren, Chris Wilson, Luke and Jake Newman, Billy Tabor, Kurt and Leanna Brown, Hank, Clint and Chopper Brown, Andy, Amy and Adam McKenna, Blair Jr., Jarred, Kallie, Eric, Jamie and Michele Wells. He also had numerous great-grandchildren. Babe's sister, Ethel Henrie of Rocky Ford, also remains to cherish his memories. Babe's interests include music, bowling, music, rodeo, music, ranching and music. He worshiped the Lord at the Country Bible Church at White Rock where his music still echoes in the hearts of those who attend. Babe loved horses. Among his favorites were Moon, Shorty, Snake and Banjo, He has had numerous jobs, where he always enjoyed his work; and everything he did, he did well. He loved everyone he met and was loved by all who had the pleasure to know him. He loved his wife, family and the Lord. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fowler, CO. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Country Bible Church at White Rock or Fowler Health Care Center Alzheimer's unit.

Wilson, Bette L.
Bette L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1987 - Bette L. Wilson passed away in Denver on Monday, Aug. 10, 1987. Survived by her husband, Bob Wilson of the family home; mother, Mrs. Lurlene Todd, La Junta; children, Steve (Paula) Wilson and Sherry (Gary) Gaede, both of Denver; brother, Gordon (Maxine) Todd, Denver; grandchildren, Jennelle Wilson, Jeffrey and Jason Gaede. Born June 3, 1925, in Casper, Wyo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, having taught second grade at Beulah Heights Elementary School for 21 years. Member of First Presbyterian Church; Chapter DU, PEG; Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority; life member of the National, Colorado and Pueblo Education Associations. Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Chris Keating officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may contribute to Beulah Heights School Education Fund in memory of Bette Wilson through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Betty J.
Betty J. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2000 - Betty J. Wilson passed away Jan. 22, 2000, at her residence. She retired as a cook from Patty's Restaurant in 1992. Preceded in death by her husband, Don. She is survived by her children, William Don Wilson, Gerald (Renatta) Wilson, Tamar (Ed) Lathrop, Terry Wilson, Jack (Jeanine) Wilson, Theron Wilson, Bryon (Kathy) Wilson and Steven (Tammy) Wilson. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For service information, contact Bryon Wilson at (719) 543-1713. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, #418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Wilson, C. E.
C. E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1981 - C. E. "Gene" Wilson, Walsenburg, and formerly of La Veta, passed away August 2, 1981, at the Huerfano Hospital. Husband of Mrs. Helen C. Wilson and father of Harold E. Wilson, Pueblo, Lloyd E. Wilson, Deming, NM, Mrs. George (Mildred) McLachlan, Alamosa, and Mrs. Thomas (Gladys) Kmeta, La Veta. Survived also by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private graveside service, La Veta Cemetery.

Wilson, Charlie
Charlie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2006 - Charlie Wilson, 69, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2006. Born Dec. 12, 1936, in Rocky Ford. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lupe Wilson; daughters, May and Diane Wilson; brother, Thomas Jr.; and parents, Thomas Sr. and Barbara Wilson. He is survived by his loving sons, Charlie (Shannon) Wilson Jr., Leonard (Monica) Wilson, Danny (Annie) Wilson, David (Angie) Wilson, Danny Lee (Rosemary) Wilson and Thomas (Janelle) Wilson; his loving daughter, Julie (Leon Griego) Wilson; brothers, John (Sue) Wilson, Joe (Diane) Wilson Sr., Frank Wilson and Octavio (Toni) Wilson Sr.; sisters, Beatrice (Raymond) Ornales, Sadie Wilson, Sara (Lee) Herrera, O'Delia (Abraham) Re‹l, Mary (Joe) Gallegos; 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Anne Wilson-Cabello. Charlie loved being a family man, playing his guitar and we can't forget his love for the Denver Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today with vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial. Donations and flowers may be received at 1213 E. Third.

Wilson, Clyde Jetty
Clyde Jetty Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1999 - Clyde Jetty Wilson, 84, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Sept. 3, 1999, following a lengthy illness. A Pueblo resident since 1925, Mr. Wilson was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Morley, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Retired from U.S. Postal Service and was a trustee at First AME Church. Mr. Wilson was a good friend to many in the community. He was always willing to help in plumbing, repairing, painting or whatever he could to help his fellow being. He also enjoyed all types of sporting events, and watching his grandchildren compete. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Delia "Grandma D" Wilson- brothers, Clarence, James, Earl, Eugene "Petty," Samuel, David "Alex" and Soney Wilson- a sister, Minnie Crimes. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Clara Mae Wilson- children, Clyde C. (Gayle) Wilson, Henrietta L. (Grover) Betts, George E. Wilson, Donald S. Wilson, Charles E. Wilson, Sidney O. (Nancy) Wilson, Clarice E. Anderson, Sandra K. Wilson- siblings, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, Gladys Bond, Thelma Gammage, Earlene (Fred) Chenault, Emma Smith- 31 grandchildren- 26 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, First AME Church, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Full military honors at graveside at Imperial Memorial Gardens by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home.

Wilson, Code E.
Code E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Code E. Wilson, 57, passed away Dec. 5, 1998. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Peggy Wilson, of the family home- children, Chanda (Brian) Chatham and Jason Wilson- and grandson, Alexander Chatham, all of Pueblo- aunts, Deanie Hall of Kansas and Marie- and cousin, Janet (Delbert) Bowen of Grand Junction, Colo. Also survived by his parents-in-law, Soon and Sui Fong of Pueblo- brothers-in-law, Arthur (Christine) Fong of Vancouver, Wash., Dean Fong of Denver and Luke Fong of Pueblo- niece, Heather Fong of Vancouver, Wash.- the Chatham and Harper families- and his favorite dog, Banjo." Born March 10, 1941, in Lamar, Colo. Code retired in 1996 as a psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital after 33 years of service. He enjoyed sports. He was a former member of the La Junta Jaycees and was involved in state youth wrestling tournaments. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Garden Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Corinne Spath
Corinne Spath Wilson - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 2, 2003 - Mrs. Corinne (Spath) Wilson, 70, of Battle Creek, MI., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at her daughter's home in Battle Creek. She was born September 19, 1932 in Pueblo, CO., the daughter of Harold and Mildred Spath. She was the head of the physical therapy department at the Beth Israel Hospital in Denver for many years, and participated on Governor Lam's Health Council. She is survived by daughter, Tracy Lee of Battle Creek; son Cristopher Dean Wilson of Silverthorne, CO.; three grandchildren; and brother, Nick Spath of Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Spath. She loved the mountains of Colorado. Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be returned to Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan - Good Samaritan Hospice Care. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, (269) 965-5145. Bachman Hebble Funeral Service 223 North Bedford Road Battle Creek, MI.

Wilson, Dale
Dale "Bud" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Dale "Bud" Wilson. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Caring Plus Home Health, 4602 N. Elizabeth St., Suite 140.

Wilson, David F.
David F. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Age 82, passed away Jan. 31, 2002. Born July 30, 1919, in Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his wife, Willa Dean Wilson; daughter, Brenda Joy Tilley; and brothers and sisters. Survived by his children, Garret Wilson of Denver, Beverly (Ralph) Trani of Pueblo and Deborah (Tom) Barr of Fowler; grandchildren, Lisa, Shane, Cody, Travis, Brett and Jeff; and great-grandchildren, Brandi, Trevor, Tucker, Molly and Amelia. David served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving several commendations, including two Purple Hearts. David retired from the CF&I, Wire Mill Shipping. He was a member of the DAV, American Legion and Eagles. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Mesa Christian Fellowship Church, 28726 Highway 50 East, with Pastor Rick Maestas officiating. Family will receive friends after the service in the church hall, followed by military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wilson, Delia Etta
Delia Etta Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1987 - Delia Etta Wilson, 2610 Prairie Ave., departed this life Dec. 15, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. "Grandma D" as she was affectionally known, was born Feb. 9, 1894, in Denver. Preceded in death by husband Samuel Wilson, and five children, Clarence, James, Earl, Eugene "Petie" Wilson, and Minnie Crimes. Survived by her children, David (Jane) Wilson, Clyde (Clara Mae) Wilson, Emma (Willie) Smith, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, all of Pueblo; Samuel (Fleta) Wilson, Richmond, Calif., Gladys Bond, New Jersey, Soney (Barbara) Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Earlenea (Fred) Chenault, Lawton, Okla., Joe (Ada) Harris, Roy (Dorothy) Davis, all of Pueblo; 53 grandchildren; 108 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, noon Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Ruben Roundtree and Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation. Family will receive friends at 2620 Prairie.

Wilson, Don
Don Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1999 - Don Wilson passed away Dec. 2, 1999, at his residence. He served in the 82nd Airborne in World War II and was a founder of the Great Dane Club of Denver. He is survived by his wife, Betty Wilson; children, William Don Wilson, Gerald Wilson, Terry Wilson, Tamar Lathrop, Jack Wilson, Theron Wilson, Bryon Wilson and Steven Wilson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no services. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main No. 418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Wilson, Donald E.
Donald E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2006 - Donald E. Wilson, 77, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 21, 2006. He was born in Atwood, Kan. on Feb. 12, 1928. He is survived by his son, Eugene (Kay) Wilson of Northglenn, Colo., 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Don is also survived by his former wife, Helen Wilson, of Pueblo, and special friends Doug and Marybeth Ward of Buena Vista, Colo. Don served in the Navy, both WW II and Korean War. Retired from the Colorado and Wyoming Railway at C.F.& I. Steel in Pueblo, as a Railroad Engineer. His cremains will be spread on the bank of the Arkansas River, near Buena Vista, on the Ward property sometime this summer. Services by American Legion Post 55 of which he was a member. A notice will be posted in the Pueblo newspaper. A sincere "thanks" should go to the staff at Extended Health Care for taking good care of him. Oakcrest Funeral Services, Corwith, Iowa in charge of arrangements. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

Wilson, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Wilson – Albuquerque Journal – August 3, 1999 - Dorothy E. Wilson, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died Sunday, August 1, 1999. She is survived by her brothers, Donald E. Wilson of Albuquerque and James L. Wilson of Tyrone, GA; cousins, Edith Carrol of Cokedale, CO, Ernest Malovich and Elsie Beasley, both of Littleton, CO; sister-in-law, Carrie Malovich of Green Valley, AZ; nephew, Michael Wilson of Albuquerque; and niece, Catherine Bynon of Rio Rancho. Miss Wilson was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church. Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Father Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald E. Wilson, James L. Wilson, Michael L. Wilson and Thomas A. Bynon. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Wilson, Earl G.
Earl G. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Earl G. Wilson passed away May 1, 2004, in Pueblo. Earl was born March 29, 1928, in Pueblo, to Emery A. Wilson and Lida E. Coleman Wilson, and was a lifelong resident. Earl worked at the CF&I Steel Mill in the 14-inch mill and then in the Bar Mill for many years before retiring in 1982. He loved the great outdoors. He loved fishing and camping. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army in the 2nd Armored Division. Earl loved his family and was a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence and John, and twin baby brothers; his brother-in-law, Andrew Jamieson; as well as a son-in-law, Brian Dowdy. His survivors include his wife, Corinne M. Wilson; children, Glenda (Wayne) Lewis of Pueblo, Gail (Pavel) Kozhevnikov of Colorado Springs, Carol Dowdy of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joyce (Steve) Bigner of Pueblo, and David Wilson of Pueblo; his grandchildren, Kimberly and Eric Lewis, Brandon Wilson, Bonnie Wilson, Yelena (David) Olacsi and Roman Kozhevnikov; his brother, Fred L. (Elsie) Wilson and Myra; sister- and brother-in-law, Walt and Ellen Bassett; sister-in-law, Joyce Jamieson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wilson, Edythe L.
Edythe L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1998 - Edythe L. Wilson, 92, passed away on Feb. 1, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Frances M. (William) Rains- her sister, Evelyn L. (Melvin) Dykes of Rye- granddaughter, Barbara A. (Steve) Farmer of Midlothian, Va. - grandson, David W. (Bonnie) Rains of Medina, Ohio- five great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred L. Wilson- her sister, Pauline L. (Whitney) Warden- and her grandson, Richard L. Rains. Born to Nellie C. (nee Rusk) and Hamilton T. Ashley on Aug. 31, 1905, in Rye, Colo. Edythe and her husband, Alfred (Willie) built the Wilson Hotel in Rye in the early 1930s and operated it as a hotel and restaurant for more than 30 years until they retired and moved to Pueblo. While living in Rye, Edythe was an active member of the Rye Home Church and Rye Women's Club. After moving to Pueblo, she became a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Public visitation at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the services. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Wilson, Ellene Elizabeth
Ellene Elizabeth Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Ellene Elizabeth Wilson, 20 Scotland Rd, Aug. 6, 1986. Wife of Daniel H. Wilson, Pueblo. Mother of Rosemary (Leon) Paine, Paola, Kan; Alice Bollinger, Pueblo; Danny Wilson, Paola, Kan.; sister of Evalina Hammond, Kansas; grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of two. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 26, 1986. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Wilson, Elwood A.
Elwood A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1987 - Elwood A. Wilson, 83, passed away Feb. 13, 1987. Mr. is survived by his wife, Belvie Wilson; five children, Beulah (Bill) Markus of Pueblo, John (Patricia) Wilson of Salida, Betty (Garth) Runnells, David (Veleta) Wilson, Claudia Lewis, all of Pueblo; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is survived also by two sisters, Ethel DeMarcus, Doris Hipp; numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters; great-grandson, Timothy; Markus in 1981; granddaughter, Cindy Lewis in 1980, and son-in-law, Carl Lewis in 1986. He was born on Feb. 1, 1904, in Canon City, was a farmer in Olney Springs until his retirement in 1976, and resided in Pueblo for the past 10 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 1987. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 1987, and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday, Feb. 16, 1987 at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1987 at Park Hill Baptist Church. Interment, Mt. Olivet, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Contributions may be made to Parkhill Christian Academy through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Eugene
Eugene Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Eugene Wilson, 2548 S. Ouray Way, Aurora, departed this life Jan. 9, 1987, in Denver. A former Pueblo resident, "Pedie," as he was known to his family and friends, was born June 17, 1933, in Hardscrabble. He graduated from Central High School in 1951, served in the U.S. Air Force, and was a retired civil service employee in Nashville, Tenn., before returning to Pueblo in 1977. He married the former Johnnie Heard, March 4, 1976, in Nashville. "Pedie" was an avid sportsman who loved his Denver Broncos. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, and shooting billiard pool. Preceded in death by his father, Sam Wilson, January 1955, a sister Minnie Crimes, March 1945, and a brother, Earl Wilson, September 1976. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Johnnie M. Wilson, Denver; five sons, Royce W. Carter, Keenan L. Wilson, Keith E. Wilson, Korey M. Wilson, all of Denver, Eugene L. Wilson, Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Delia Wilson, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, David (Jane) Wilson, Clyde (Clara Mae) Wilson, Leonard (Vivian) Wilson, Emma (Willie) Smith, all of Pueblo, Sammy (Fleta) Wilson, Richmond, Calif., Soney (Barbara) Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Gladys Bond, Atlantic City, N.J., Thelma Gammage, Pacoima, Calif., Earlene (Fred) Chenalt, Lawton, Okla.; mother-in-law, Alma Heard, Brownville, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-laws, Rosetta (Cornell) Lambert, Minnie Lassai, Willie (Doris) Reed, all of Chicago, Ill., Beulah (Cecil) Currie, Virgie Hood, both of Decatur, Ill., Euvie Heard, Leroy (Eskimo) Heard, both of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Interment and military honors at graveside. Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2610 S. Prairie.

Wilson, Evahnell
Evahnell Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2005 - Evahnell Wilson passed away April 26, 2005, in Pueblo. She was born June 19, 1925, in Pueblo, to Roy and Lena Bloomer, and has been a lifelong resident. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert W. Wilson; son, Robert; brother, James Bloomer; and sisters, Lucille “Dee Dee” and Leona. Her survivors include her sister, Iona (Rich) Toland of Littleton; sister-in-law, Ruth Bloomer of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005, in the Imperial Cemetery, with Pastor Donald Toland as officiant.

Wilson, Fleta
Fleta Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2004 - Fleta Wilson , 78, passed away Sept. 14, 2004 after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Samual J. Wilson and her mother Johnnie Austin. She is survived by 8 children: Clyde (Shirley) Wilson, Shirley Wilson, Fleta (Charles) York, Joseph (Tayna) Wilson, Wayne (Denise) Wilson, John Wilson, Katherine (Ron) Coleman and Lyn (Gloria) Wilson. She is also survived by brothers and sisters: Patricia Ballard, Yvonne Broadus, Juanita Conley and Bernard, James and Dwayne Peterson. Fleta will be sadly missed by a great host of family and friends. Services will be Sat., Sept. 18 at 2pm at Imperial Memorial. Viewing Fri., Sept. 17, 10am- 5pm. For more information: 564-3268 or 406-3922.

Wilson, Gabriel Allen
Gabriel Allen Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2002 - Gabriel Allen Wilson, 16, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 18, 2002. Born on Dec. 4, 1985, in Kirksville, Mo. Survived by parents, Dr. Christopher and Dianna Wilson, Pueblo; sister, Luvisa Lorraine Julyan; brother-in-law, Ernest Julyan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Matthew Rhamon Wilson, Pueblo, and Jason Mayo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Mary Jeanette Wilson and G. Allen Wilson, Jean and Joe Pashia; uncles, Don Wilson, Pat Clifton, Dave Buyers and Jim Vaughan; aunts, Andrea Wilson, April Buyers, Wendy Ost, Vickie Showers, Debbie Vaughan, Stephanie and Elizabeth Pashia. Gabe was in 11th grade at South High and enjoyed doing art, as well as being a musician. He was an advocate for civil rights and attended the Synagogue. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today at Shammash Ariel Synagogue, 2612 S. Prairie, Officiant, Rabbi Michael Marks. Burial at Granby Cemetery, Granby, Colo. For information on sitting, Sheva please call Rabbi Michael Marks at 248-6324.

Wilson, George
George Wilson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 15, 1877 – George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail in this city some time since, is certainly dead. He died of wounds inflicted by a sheriff while trying to arrest him in Arizona. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Sheriff Cook, of Denver, has received official notification of the death of George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail here some time since. Wilson lived four days with a bullet in his brain, but finally cheated the gallows by dying. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 29, 1877 – George Wilson – The Circumstances of His Death – The Enterprise, published at Prescott, Arizona, gives the following particulars of the shooting of George Wilson, the desperado who broke jail here some time since: Yesterday afternoon quite a ripple of excitement was created in our usually quiet town by the appearance of two genuine border ruffians on our streets. They first made themselves troublesome at Jackson & Thompson's saloon, where they drew their revolvers, and flourished them in a threatening manner. Col. McCall, who happened to be there, was covered with the pistols several times, and told that if he opened his mouth they would let daylight through him, and he very wisely kept still. They then began firing at a dog, and afterwards mounting their horses, rode down Montezuma street at a full gallop, yelling like demons and firing right and left at everything that showed itself, the bullets whistling in unpleasant proximity to several persons who were on the street. John Raible's dog was the only thing hit by them. Proceeding on down the street they stopped on the outskirts of the town and reloaded their weapons. Marshal Standefer and Col. McCall armed themselves and got into Duprez's barouche and started in pursuit. Sheriff Bowers and Frank Murry, city marshal, also armed themselves, and mounting their horses started after them. Standefer and McCall passed the ruffians on the other side and headed them off. Sheriff Bowers and Murry came up on this side, and the sheriff ordered them to throw up their hands and surrender, instead of which they opened fire on him. Tullos, one of the desperados, slid off his horse and fired three shots at Bowers, all of them coming pretty close, when a charge of buckshot from the sheriff's gun brought him down. Marshal Standefer also emptied a load into him. Running across the road Tullos got under the bushes and commenced to reload his revolver, still refusing to surrender, when a shot from the sheriff's revolver stretched him lifeless. Vaughn (Wilson), his companion, kept firing away, but was soon brought down by a shot in the head, but was not killed. There was so much shooting going on that it was almost impossible to tell who fired the fatal shots. The horse Sheriff Bowers rode was shot in the hind quarters. This was the only harm that befell the pursuing party. The dead and wounded were brought to the sheriff's office and from thence Vaughn (Wilson), the wounded man, was taken to the hospital, where he now lies, still conscious, but Dr. Day says he cannot live more than two or three days.

Wilson, George A.
George A. Wilson - Elbert Banner – March 10, 1899 – Geo. A. Wilson, who, it will be remembered, was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo about January 1, died one day last week.  The remains were brought here last Saturday and buried in the Elbert cemetery Sunday.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Tuttle.  The wife has the sympathy of the whole community in her sad hour of bereavement.

Wilson, George A. Jr.
George A. Wilson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2005 - George A. Wilson Jr. George was first and foremost a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Walsenburg, Colo., to George A. Wilson Sr. and Nancy Marie Robertson. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Christopher P. Noll. He grew up in Pueblo and attended Central High School where he graduated with the Class of 1941. He then attended Pueblo Junior College. George served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was assigned to the USS Brown as part of the Pacific Fleet's Navy Task Force. After his service in the Navy, he returned to employment with the CF&I Corp. until he retired in 1981 as manager of corporate accounting. After retiring, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as golf, dancing and working with wood. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Dolores Roller Wilson; daughter, Sharon L. Noll (Jonathon), Spring Hill, Fla.; daughter, Terry J. Jernigan (Roy), Pueblo, Colo.; son, David W. Wilson, (Cathy) Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Clifford Wilson (Mary), Pueblo, Colo.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the Historic Arkansas River Walk of Pueblo (HARP). A family interment service will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions can be made on behalf of George to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of choice.

Wilson, George K.
George K. Wilson - Westland News - February 12, 1920 - The funeral of Capt. George K. Wilson, a Pueblo man who died at Leavenworth, Kan., was held with full military honors at Pueblo within a few hours after the body arrived from Fort Leavenworth. Captain Wilson was a colonel on the staff of Major General Bullard of the First division in France, but was demoted along with hundreds of other regular army officers when he was returned to the United States after the war. He obtained the highest rank of any Pueblo man in the war.

Wilson, George P.
George P. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1986 - George P. Wilson, Pueblo resident for 46 years, formerly of 2626 West Street, passed away May 27, 1986. He was a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. No. 90, Pueblo. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Wilson in 1961. Survivors include two sisters, Lillie Rice, Dearborn, Mich.; and Mary Eidson, Fontana, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wilson will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in the Garden Chapel.

Wilson, Helen C.
Helen C. Wilson - Huerfano World - February 15, 1990 - Helen C. Wilson, 96, of La Veta, died Monday, Feb. 12, 1990, in Citadel Health Care in Pueblo where she had been a resident since last August. Born in Northeastern Kansas in Jewel County, Sept. 5, 1893, about the age 12, the family moved to Tribune, KS, where she later met and married her late husband, G.E. "Gene" Wilson, Dec. 4, 1912. Mr. Wilson was an engineer and due to his occupation the Wilsons moved frequently and spent some years in the western states, later returning to Tribune. They came to La Veta in 1934 where they had made their home since. Mrs. Wilson is survived by four children, Gladys Kmetz, La Veta, Mildred McLachan, Alamosa, Harold, E. Wilson, Pueblo and Lloyd E. Wilson, Deming, NM; two brothers, John Morgan, Tribune and Clifford Morgan, Pueblo; a sister, Fern Strebridge, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be in La Veta Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson, Iva A.
Iva A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Iva A. Wilson, late of 945 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away Oct. 19, 1987. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia F. (James) Askey, of Colorado City; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold D. Wilson, 1966: one son, Wyman D. Wilson, 1978; two brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Les Dobbins of the Belmont Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the Belmont Baptist Church, direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1614 Kickapoo.

Wilson, J. A. (Daughter of)
Daughter Wilson - Colorado Daily Chieftain - August 16, 1874 - The little daughter of J. A. Wilson died last evening after a short but severe illness. The funeral services will be conducted from his residence at 3 o'clock P.M. today, Rev. W. E. Hamilton, officiating.

Wilson, J. K.
J. K. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1876 - J. K. Wilson, Esq., if Denver, a member of the firm of Wilson Bros. & Shephard, of that city, died suddenly at his residence on Friday.

Wilson, Jacqueline Elizabeth
Jacqueline Elizabeth (Elbeck) Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1999 - Jacqueline Elizabeth (Elbeck) Wilson 49, former Puebloan, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 2, 1999. Wife of George Wilson- mother of Renee Wilson and Brandon Wilson- grandmother of Courtney, Mone and Imani- daughter-in-law of Clara Mae Wilson and the late Clyde Jetty Wilson. Cremation has taken place. , 1 p.m. Friday, Shorter AME Church, Denver.

Wilson, James W.
James W. Wilson – Yuma Pioneer – January 16, 1903 – Walter H. Bailey, tried at Pueblo on the charge of murdering James W. Wilson at Minnequa last October, was acquitted by the jury.

Wilson, James W.
James W. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2006 - James W. Wilson, 78, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No service.

Wilson, Jane Scott
Jane Scott Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2002 - Jane Scott Wilson of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away, July 19, 2002, at Kaiser Hospital, Roseville, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband Hugh C. Wilson. Survived by daughter Nancy Wilson (Pete) Moscatelli, son Hugh Scott (Cathy) Wilson; granddaughters Tessa Jane Moscatelli and Erin and Lauren Wilson; sister Petie (Frank) Pryor, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service in Pueblo pending.

Wilson, Jerome Lane
Jerome "Jerry" Lane Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Jerome "Jerry" Lane Wilson, 69, died unexpectedly May 5, 1999, at his home in Pueblo. Born on Jan. 18, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla., to Dr. Wilburn H. and Sue Walker Wilson, he came to Pueblo in 1966 where he worked at the Colorado State Hospital as Director of Program Evaluation until his retirement in 1991. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Breckon Wilson in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Wilson received a BA from the University of Tulsa in 1952, graduated from the Episcopal Theological School at Cambridge, Mass., in 1955 with a Master of Divinity, and in 1966 from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work in Pennsylvania with a MSS Degree, ACSW. He is survived by daughter, Jane Elizabeth Wilson, Washington, D.C. - son, Chad Breckon Wilson, Pueblo- friend and mother of his children, Betty Wilson, Pueblo- and an aunt, Nola Anderson, Long Beach, Calif. An educated man, Jerry was an avid reader who enjoyed the mountains near Westcliffe and had a deep appreciation for a variety of music. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions to Jazz in the Sangres can be made through George McCarthy Funeral Home. Cremation, Almont Crematory., Tuesday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Wilson, Jerrold F.
Jerrold F. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1999 - Jerrold F. Wilson, 62, lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly March 20, 1999. Preceded in death by eldest son, Gregory Lee- brother, Norval-sister, Zelma- brother-in-law, Virgil Ready- and sister-in-law, Jean Moore. Survived by his loving wife, Lorraine, of 42 years- one daughter, Cindy(Bart)- two sons, Jeffrey (Georgia) and Jake (Brandi)- sisters, Clara Ready, Leona Robinson and Bessie Wager- sisters-in-law, Chris Parks, Dorothy Wilson and Rose (Dennis) Shirley- brother-in-law, Bill (Lou) DeWeese- nine grandchildren, Katy, Jean Marie, Angel, April, Chassidee, Jerry, J'Mikel, Jimmy and Dylan- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, including two special nephews, Gary Robinson and Billy Carpenter. "Jerry" retired after 44years of service as a roll turner for CF&I Steel Corp. Member, B.P.O. Elks No.90 and Eagles FOE No. 145. , 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999, Elks Lodge No. 90.

Wilson, John
John Wilson - Denver Post - June 21, 1994 - John Wilson, Construction worker, 73 - John Wilson of Westminster, a construction worker, died June 1 in Westminster. He was 73. Services were June 4 at Highland Chapel. Entombment was in Highland Mausoleum. He was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Walsenburg. On Aug. 31, 1941, he married Alice Heller in Junction City, Kan. Wilson a member of Eagles IOEU Local No. 9. He is survived by his wife; a son, John, Sparks, Nev.; three daughters, Patricia Rogacki, Arvada, Sharon Wilson, Denver, and Teresa Giammanco, Lakewood; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Peace, 1620 Meade St., Denver 80215.

Wilson, John H.
John H. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - John H. Wilson passed away April 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. John was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Canon City to Elwood and Belvie Hawk Wilson and has resided in Salida for the last 18 years. He was employed as a millwright in the CF&I Steel Mill for 28 years before retiring in 1978. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Salida; children, William Joseph (Ginger) Wilson, Dixie (Dave) Evel, Sheila (Robert) Trujillo, all of Pueblo, Michael (Somwang) Wilson, Tamatha (Scott Wontorski) Swanson, both of Kansas, Tanya (Stephen) Sloane of Kentucky; a brother, David (Veleta) Wilson of Pueblo; sisters, Beulah (Bill) Markus, Betty (Garth) Runnells, Claudia Lewis, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Wilson, John L.
John L. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2003 - John L. Wilson passed away peacefully at his home on June 7, 2003. John was born Nov. 5, 1943, in Atlanta, Ga., and had lived in Pueblo for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam and was employed as a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines. He is survived by his daughter, Carmen Wilson-Moseley; grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Moseley; brothers, Olin Wilson III and Ralph Wilson; as well as many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service and interment will be held in Atlanta, Ga.

Wilson, Kathryn Anne
Kathryn Anne Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2004 - Kathryn Anne Wilson, 52, of Greeley, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2004. Preceded in death by father, Steve E. Dunda. Survived by husband, Dr. D. Craig Wilson of Greeley; sons, Matthew Wilson and Nicholas Wilson, both of Greeley; mother, Beth A. Meyer of Pueblo; and brother, David (Anne) Dunda of Lakewood; also survived by her faithful yellow Labs, Mel and Millie. Mrs. Wilson was born in Pueblo, where she went through elementary school. Her family later moved to Fort Collins and she graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1970. She went on to get an X-ray technician's certification through Weld County General Hospital and then moved to Portland, Ore., where she worked as an X-ray technician. She moved back to Colorado and worked at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver for a short time before moving back to Greeley, where she ran the X-ray department of the emergency department. She married Dr. D. Craig Wilson on April 20, 1979, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greeley. They moved to Kansas City, Mo., and Fort Wayne, Ind., before moving back to Colorado, living in Greeley since 1982. She worked for a short while before staying at home to raise their two sons. Mrs. Wilson was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She volunteered at North Colorado Medical Center and Scott Elementary School. She enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking and camping until her health prevented it. She also enjoyed reading and shopping and is remembered as the ultimate soccer mom. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Allnutt-Macy Chapel, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greeley. Cremation to follow. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Allnutt-Macy Chapel.

Wilson, Lincoln L.
Lincoln L. Wilson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 1987 - Lincoln L. Wilson Sr., 67, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Jan. 3, 1987. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Madie O. Wilson; five children, Erma Lankster, Ernestine C. (Robert) Addison, Linda F. Gardner, all of Pueblo; Lincoln L. (Janice) Wilson Jr., of Aurora; and Lurette (James) Johnson of Flint, Miss. Mr. Wilson also is survived by one brother, Louis C. Wilson; one uncle, Booker T. Wilson; one aunt, Alberta Brown, all of Waco, Texas; niece, Beverly A. Parks; nephews, Charles Parks, Lewis C. Wilson Jr. and Steven W. Wilson, all of Dallas, Texas; niece, Agertha (W.C.) Scroggins of Beaumont, Texas; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clarence King of Dallas, Texas, Ernest King of Lexington, Ky., and Willie Allen of Waco, Texas. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by mother, Willie Wilson; father, Lester Wilson; brother, R. L. Wilson; sisters, Catherine Wilson and Velma Parks; and uncle, Otis Wilson. Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Waco, Texas. He was a Pueblo resident for 40 years. Mr. Wilson was a 32nd degree Mason; a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church and held several offices, retiring as chairman of Deacon Board; past Worshipful Master of Eureka Lodge No. 2; Prince Hall AF&AM; Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81; American Legion No. 163; Kadesia Temple No. 135; and served four years in the Coast Guard in World War II; and a past patron, Star of Pueblo No. 5 OES, and retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1978 after 32 years. Rose Croix services will be conducted Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home, the Pueblo Scottish Rite Bodies officiating. Funeral service Wednesday, 11 a.m., Eighth Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Morrison officiating. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Graveside memorial rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 1611 Brown.

Wilson, Lloyd E.
Lloyd E. "Toby" Wilson - Huerfano World - March 22, 1990 - Lloyd E. “Toby” Wilson, formerly of La Veta, died March 8, 1990, in Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, NM. Born in Custer, MT, he spent his childhood in Tribune, KS. In 1935 he moved with his family to La Veta where he lived many years. Because of ill health he moved to the warmer dry climate of Deming where he has lived the past 12 years. He is survived by one brother, Harold Wilson, Pueblo, and two sisters, Mildred McLaughlin, Alamosa, and Gladys Kmetz, La Veta. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. At his request cremation. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Wilson, Lupe P.
Lupe P. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2002 - Lupe P. Wilson, 55, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord July 14, 2002. Born Jan. 31, 1946, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by two daughters, May and Diane Wilson; one brother, Eddie Montez; and her parents, John and Frances Montez. Survived by her loving spouse, Charlie Wilson, of the family home; sons, Charlie (Shannon) Wilson, Leonard (Monica) Wilson, Danny (Annie) Wilson and David (Angie) Wilson; daughter, Julie (Leon) Griego; brothers, Felix (Patricia) Montez, Albert (Loretta) Montez, Bonefacio Trujillo, Julian (Kelly) Montez, Junior (Caroline) Montez, Robert (Liz) Montez and Chris (Adella) Montez; sisters, Mary (Phil) Velasquez, Frances Montez and Juanita (Phil) Arellano; 27 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Anne (Bennie) Cabello. Lupe loved bingo and cooking for family gatherings. She was always there for her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following both services.

Wilson, Madie
Madie O'Dell Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2005 - Madie O'Dell Wilson went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2005. Madie was born on July 4, 1918, in Waco, Texas. She was the youngest of seven children. She is predeceased by her parents; three brothers and sisters; her husband of 41 years, Lincoln Wilson Sr.; daughter, Ernestine; and grandsons, Eric and Robert Jr. Madie leaves to cherish her life, a sister, Willie Ruth Allen; children, Erma (Bob) Cannon, Lincoln (Jan) Wilson Jr., Willie Luretta Johnson and Linda Wilson; niece, Algertha Scroggins; numerous grandchildren, and several second generation grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Eight Street Baptist Church, where she served as Deaconess and church clerk. One of her passions was singing in the choir. Madie loved life. She was always available to talk with or listen to anyone. She demonstrated this by obtaining the honorable roles of Past Grand Worthy Matron-Order of the Eastern Star-Columbine Grand Chapter, Past Grand State Loyal Lady Ruler of the Golden Circle, membership in the Daughters of Isis, member Star of Pueblo No. 5, and several other organizations. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Rose Croix to be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, Malcolm E.
Malcolm E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1998 - Malcolm E. Wilson, 80, passed away Dec. 26, 1998. Survived by his wife, Margaret Wilson- children, Pat Robertson, Salt Lake City, Utah, Marion Wilson, Morrison- grandchildren, Colette, David, Jared, Adam, and Nathan- brother, Thomas Lamont Wilson, Kentucky. Preceded in death by his parents- and brother, William R. Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he was a High Priest, and also a stake financial clerk until his illness. He was also a former member of the Stake High Council and a former church organist. He was a member of the Theta Tau, A.I.M.E.-A.S.M., Kiwanis, Pachyderms, Colorado Sr. Golf Association, Battle of Normandy Foundation and the past president of Vista Villa Condominiums. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Wilson, Margaret
Margaret (Elkington) Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2003 - Margaret (Elkington) Wilson, widow of Malcolm Wilson, passed away July 28, 2003. Born in Salt Lake City to Elmer and Florence Elkington, Margaret is survived by her daughters, Patricia Robertson and Marion Norman; grandchildren, Colette, David and wife Jill, Jared, Adam, Nathan; and sister, Dorothy Taylor. Margaret and Malcolm lived in Denver for 25 years and in Pueblo since 1971. Margaret was involved in the Denver Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae and Panhellenic Groups, Pueblo PEO and Assistance League. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by memorial service, 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd.

Wilson, Margaret R.
Margaret R. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1986 - Mrs. Margaret R. Wilson, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 29, 1986, in Zanesville, Ohio, Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Green officiating.

Wilson, Marguerite A.
Marguerite A. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Marguerite A. Wilson, late of Pueblo, died Monday, Dec. 9, 1985, in a local nursing home. Survived by husband, Woodrow J. Wilson, of the family home; two brothers, Roy J. Kitchell, Centralia, Ill Floyd W. Kitchell, Bartlesville, Okla., and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Born Aug. 17, 1914, in Chelsea, Okla.; Pueblo resident since July 10, 1944. Married July 1, 1939, in Boulder. Service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. Chapel rites by Adah Chapter No. 34 OES. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation from noon to 8:30 o'clock tonight. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Division, Pueblo County Unit, 635 W. Corona, No. 216, Pueblo, Colo., direct or through the funeral home office.

Wilson, Michael James
Michael James Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2001 - Michael James Wilson, 31, of Florence, passed away May 8, 2001. Born Sept. 9, 1969, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Carol Zacharias. Survived by his wife, Gina Wilson; and son, Jett James Wilson, Florence; parents, Patrick James Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Dr. Sharel Zacharias, Corpus Christi, Texas; grandparents, Jacob (Thelma) Zacharias, Florence. Michael was a bible student and enjoyed football. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church, Officiant, Pastor Wayne Nazarenus. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received 1st Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3901 O'Neal.

Wilson, Minnie
Minnie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Minnie Wilson, 84, passed away Feb. 11, 1998. will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Wilson, Raymond W.
Raymond W. Wilson - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - Raymond "Ray" Wilson, 46, died in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Feb. 6, 1991. Born June 16, 1944, in Pittsburg, PA, he graduated from high school in California and worked in construction for several years in Longmont before coming to Walsenburg for the past nine years, first as a police dispatcher and for the past several years with the water department. Survivors include his children, Norward Wilson and Samuel Wilson and the mother of his children, Barbara Ortiz, all of Walsenburg; his mother, Helen Wilson and a sister Myrtle Armstrong, both of Albuquerque, NM, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 2 from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wilson, Rebecca
Rebecca Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Rebecca Wilson departed this life on Jan. 20, 2005, and was born to Sammy and Laura Wilson on Sept. 24, 1924, in Autaugaville County, Ala. Five boys and two girls also were born to this union. Rebecca moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1951, where she joined her husband, Hewitt Wilkerson. One daughter, Loretta Wilkerson, was born to this union. Rebecca became a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church under the leadership of W.H. Mitchell. As a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rebecca was a member of the choir and worked on the mission board. Anytime she was asked to perform a task for the church, she did it with a smile. Rebecca also worked for the county of Pueblo for 37 years and enjoyed each year. Everyone Rebecca worked around knew that she was a woman of God. Rebecca leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Loretta Parks; two grandchildren, William-Cory Jeroma Parks and Iletta-Fran Jacklyn Parks, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister, Madeline McCutchear of New Orleans; Chester and Francine Hurd of Denver, Colo., and Vernon Hurd and Debbie William of Pueblo, Colo.; her church friends, Marsha Hughes, Virginia Woodfork, Angie Hull and Emogene Hall; and a host of other friends to include special friend, Keith Hart. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, at Eighth Street Baptist Church, 600 West St., with the Rev. Steve Mack, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, Richard Lee
Richard Lee “Stud” Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Richard Lee “Stud” Wilson, 69, fell asleep in death on March 23, 2005. He was born on June 6, 1935. Preceded in death by his father, David A. Wilson; brother, Raymond W. Wilson; and father- and mother-in-law, Mel and Vera Garcia. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved mother, Jane Wilson; his loving wife of 48 years, Ida C. Wilson; sister, Nona (Tony) Trujillo; children, David Ray Wilson, Laura Ann (Anthony) Romero, Paula Jo (Ed) Lewis and Ricky Lee Wilson; grandchildren, Raeanna, David, Erica (Andrew) Jared, Elijah (Melanie) Amaris, Richard and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Entania; brother-in-law, George (Penny) Garcia; and sisters-in-law, Dora (Jake) Miera, Alice (Bernal) Aranda and Fabby (Tony) Romero. Also will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Retired from the city of Pueblo. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, listening to jazz, all sports (especially watching the Broncos) and also loved animals. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His “onry” sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. Cremation has taken place. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Wilson, Robert
Robert Wilson – Eagle County Blade – September 20, 1906 – While walking on the tracks of the Colorado & Southern at Trinidad on the 13th inst., Robert Wilson, aged fifty-two years, was run over and killed. He leaves a widow.

Wilson, Roy S.
Roy S. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1987 - Roy S. Wilson, 54, of Golden, formerly of Pueblo, died April 3, 1987. Survived by Marjorie M. Talley, Golden; children, Tracy Elliott, Littleton, Christopher (Gina) Wilson, Silverthorne; brothers, Pat Martin, Arvada, Gordon Wilson, Virginia; grandchildren, Jason Glascock, Littleton, Samantha Pauline Wilson, Silverthorne. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Berkley Park Chapel, W. 46th Ave. at Tennyson, Denver. Services will conclude at the chapel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Roy Wilson Memorial Trust Fund 2092 Beech Court, Golden, Colo. 80401.

Wilson, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Samuel J. Wilson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Fleta H. Wilson- brothers, Clyde Jetty (Clara Mae) Wilson, Leonard JuJu (Vivian) Wilson, both of Pueblo- sisters, Gladys Bond, Atlantic City, N.J., Emma Smith, Erlene (Fred) Chenault, both of Lawton, Okla., Thelma Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif.- sisters-in-law, Jane Wilson, Pueblo, Barbra Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif., Johnnie Chisom, Aurora- children, Clyde (Shirley) Wilson, Edinburg, Pa., Shirley Wilson, San Pablo, Calif., Fleta (Charles) York, Denver, Joseph (Tanya) Wilson, Colorado City, John Wilson, Wayne (Denise) Wilson, Pueblo, Katherine (Ron) Hildreth, Colorado Springs, Lyn (Gloria) Wilson, San Pablo, Calif.- 18 grandchildren- 24 great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Samuel Joseph Wilson was born on June 29, 1922, and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 1997. Preceded in death by his father, Samuel Wilson- his mother, Cordelia Wilson- brothers, Earl and Clarence Wilson, Eugene (Petey) Wilson, David (Alex) Wilson, Soney Wilson- sister, Minnie Grimes. Mr. Wilson was born and raised in Wetmore, moved to Pueblo in 1937 at age 15, and attended Central High School. Samuel enjoyed model railroading, fishing, bowling, and golfing. He was a good athlete, a baseball pitcher, and a Golden Glove boxer. He was joined in marriage on Sept. 12, 1941, to Fleta H. Peterson until his death, and was a very wonderful and beloved father to his eight children and showed genuine care and love for all people. He worked at the Union Depot and railroad company, city cab, and the University of California, San Francisco. Viewing, Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Cremation to follow, Imperial Crematory.

Wilson, Sarah Cornelia
Sarah Cornelia Wilson - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - 1913: Sarah Cornelia Wilson died and was buried on the family ranch.

Wilson, Uriah B.
Uriah B. Wilson – Durango Democrat – November 18, 1905 – Pueblo Chieftain of yesterday: - Uriah B. Wilson, a well known fire insurance agent, died at his home in this city today of hemmorrhage of the brain, aged 77 years. He was the oldest living member of the Old Timers' Association of Telegraphers, and in company with his father-in-law, the late William S. Maynard, founded the city of Ann Arbor, Mich. Mr. Wilson was well known in Durango insurance circles. He was the father of Charles Wilson of Denver fire and police board.

Wilson, Violet O.
Violet O. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - Violet O. Wilson, of 419 Carson, Las Animas, died Saturday in La Junta Medical Center. Born May 8, 1910, in Smith County, Kan. Married Edgar Ardona "Don" Wilson in Syracuse, Kan. Survived by husband; three daughters, Mrs. Betty (Emmett) Bates, Hutchinson, Kan., Mrs. Dora (Clyde) Patton, Scott City, Kan., and Mary Clara Trout, Glenwood Springs; two sons, Dean (Daisy) Wilson, Douglas, Wyo., and Galen (Rusty) Wilson, Craig; brother, Martin "Peck" Smeller, Las Animas; sister, Katherine Hansmine, Blackforest, Idaho; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Friends Church. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Wilson, William
William "Bill" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 72, born Feb. 26, 1930, passed away April 18, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Dellancy Wilson; and sister, Marie (Ray) Horvat. He is survived by his sisters, pansy (Claude) Mayber and Betty (Bob) Smith; brother, Jimmy (Loretta) Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill served in the Korean War and was an avid outdoorsman. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. He enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting friends at local diners. Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. At his request, no viewing with cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will receive friends at 32 Bramblewood, from 1 to 3 p.m. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date.

Wilson, William
William Wilson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 26, 1876 - The Pistol - A Man Shot Dead on the Chico - Yesterday Emery Smith of the Chico shot and killed William Frank of the same place. For some time past a feud existed between the parties, arising out of the fact that some cattle in the care of Frank trespassed upon the farm of Smith. This quarrel and ill feeling was shared in by many of the settlers in that vicinity who generally took the part of Frank. A month or six weeks ago this quarrel resulted in a charge of assault made by the Smith family against Frank. The case was tried before Mark G. Bradford, who, upon consideration of the evidence discharged Frank. Some slight difficulties have since happened between the Smiths and some of their neighbors about cattle but there has been no trouble with Frank until yesterday. Emery Smith has come in and delivered himself up to the authorities and this is the story that he tells: Smith and his son were out hunting in El Paso County somewhere near the line of Pueblo County. The son was watching by the lake, and the father lying down in some place ready to shoot, when Frank came along, and seeing Emery Smith, he said that he had got him now and he would kill him. Smith ran away from Frank some distance and made for a log cabin, went into it and shut the door. Frank came to the door and tried to get in at the door, talking to Smith all the time telling him that he had him now, he had him corralled and he would not get out alive. Smith then, with the view of preserving his own life, fired off his gun through the door. He heard nothing from Frank and after waiting a long time he cut an opening in the door and peeped out, but could see nothing of Frank. He then opened the door, and on stepping out, found Frank lying near the door, apparently dead. He was so frightened that he ran to his horse and got on and came and delivered himself up to the Sheriff of Pueblo County. He is now in jail. Deputy Sheriff Bob Griffin started for the scene of the shooting last evening, first telegraphing to the Sheriff of El Paso County to meet him there as the scene of the shooting was in that county. Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 26, 1876 - The Chico Murder - Deputy Sheriff C. B. Griffin and Officer P. B. Desmond returned last evening from the scene of Tuesday's tragedy on the Chico. On their arrival at the house of Mr. Tucker where the murder was committed, they found the dead body of a young man apparently about the age of eighteen years lying on his back in front of the door of Tucker's house. The murdered man was a stranger no person in the settlement ever having seen him before. Mr. Tucker's house is the one that Emery Smith claims that he took refuge in from William Frank and the murdered man is the person that he says was Mr. Frank. The stranger, according to Smith's statement was killed by mistake. How this could occur is not apparent as there is not the slightest resemblance between the parties. Smith, from evidence clearly discernable on the door, fired on his victim through the key hole. The murdered man must have been in the act of opening the door when he was shot, as his right hand was powder burnt. The ball struck him on the right side of the head passing completely through killing him instantly. The lock is unusually high on the door and there is a high step from the ground up to the floor of the house which would bring a man's head on a line with the key hole of the door through which the shot was fired. There were no arms of any kind found on or near the murdered man's body. An inquest was held on the dead man's body and a verdict was rendered that the unknown dead man was shot and killed by Emery Smith. The body was being buried when the officers left. The scene of the murder is in El Paso County about three hundred yards from the Pueblo county line. The case is a very mysterious one, and ought to have a rigid investigation. Smith is at present in the Pueblo County jail but we are informed that the sheriff of El Paso County is expected down today to take him to Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Gazette - October 28, 1876 - A Mysterious Murder - We give below the verdict rendered by the Coroner's Jury in regard to the death of the young stranger at Chico Basin in this county, and we also publish the article copied from the Pueblo Chieftain giving all the information of the occurrence that we have been able to ascertain. Peter Becker, Sheriff of El Paso County, arrived with the prisoner last Thursday night from Pueblo, and he is now in the county jail in this city, awaiting the action of the Grand Jury to be in session next week. State of Colorado County of El Paso: An Inquest holden at the residence of W. H. Tucker in Chico Basin in the county of El Paso and State of Colorado on the 25th day of October 1876, before Eliphalet Price, a Justice of the Peace of said county of El Paso - upon the body of an unknown male person lying there dead, by the jurors upon their oath do say that said person came to his death by being shot through the brain by a ball fired from a Spencer rifle in the hands of Emery Smith, and said dead person appearing to be a laboring person and between the age of 17 and 18 years. Signed P. J. Desmond, W. Holmes, W. T. Hurd, Peter Becker, W. H. Tucker, C. B. Griffin. The following communications appeared in the Chieftain of this morning: Fountain, October 27th, On the 24th Inst, one Mr. Smith of Warren Basin Pueblo County, as we understand, appeard in Pueblo before the authorities and confessed to having killed William Frank, better known as Bill Darr, formerly in the employ of Mr. Darr a cattle dealer whose stock ranch is located in Warren Basin. But according to the statement of William Holmes a very reliable gentleman residing in Chico Basin about three quarters of a mile from Mr. Tucker's house where the frightful tragedy was enacted, it was not the man whom Smith said he killed but a small boy without any deadly weapons whatever. Further evidence gathered here today proves the unfortuneate victim to be William Wilson, whose father resides at Cheyenne Mountain, where he is engaged in mining for silver, and who had sent his son down to the basin to get a pony that had been left in the care of either Mr. Smith or Mr. Tucker, we did not learn which, and thus his fate. Mr. Imes a well known citzen residing here and who is personally acquainted with Mr. Wilson and his son says that the boy is very civil, unassuming rather delicate and small and about 14 years of age. The excuse for the committal of the murder is self defense but this statement shows a shade of doubt as to the credibility of Mr. Smith's story. Signed H. Murray. Mr. R. C. Payne handed us the following note written by the father of the boy yesterday for publication in the Chieftain. The father fully identified the dead body as that of his son and intends taking his remains home today: October 27, 1876. The boys name is William Wilson aged 17 years. I am his father. We had just come from the mountains where we had been all summer and intended to stay on Cheyenne Mountain this winter. I sent the boy to Mr. Tucker's to get a horse that I had left with him. I also gave the boy a ten dollar bill to give to Mr. Tucker. Mr. Smith and us had been on good terms so far as I knew. The boy had no weapons at all not even a pocket knife. I fully identify the dead body as that of my son. signed Richard Wilson. Colorado Miner - October 28, 1876 - Tuesday, Emery Smith shot and killed Wm Frank on the Chico in Pueblo County. Both were cattlemen and an old difficulty in regard to trespassing of stock had existed between them. Frank chased Smith into a deserted cabin and tried to force the door open when Smith fired through the door and killed him. Smith went to Pueblo and gave himself up to the Sheriff. Rocky Mountain News Weekly - November 1, 1876 - Fatal Mistake. A Stranger Murdered For William Frank. A special in Wednesdays issue of The News narrated the shooting of William Frank by Emery Smith at a place called Chico. Yesterday's Chieftain however puts another version upon the affair, which goes to show that the murdered man is not William Frank but a stranger whom nobody appears to recognize, and whom the now astonished murderer can neither name nor locate.” Rocky Mountain News Weekly - November 1, 1876 - The Mysterious Murder. That murder committed on the Chico this week has been investigated by Justice Price of Colorado Springs in the absence of the Coroner and the evidence brought out shows a rather unique state of affairs. Upt to the present hour it is not known who the person killed is. It is clearly proven that he is not Franks the person at first reported. From the testimony of a son of the man Smith who did the shooting it appears that the young man who was killed, who is about 17 years old, hailed Smith when at some distance from the house. Although Smith had a gun and the boy was armed with nothing but a club, Smith started to run toward the house and the boy after him. After they arrived at the house the proceedings were about as already reported. The Justice says that everything goes to show that Smith is a fearful coward being in the habit of going well armed at all times, and drawing his revolver and making threats upon the most trivial matters. The Justice is also of the opinion the boy acted in the way he did because he saw that Smith was scared and was doing more for amusement than for any other purpose. The authorities think they are in a fair way to ascertaining who the boy is, as a boy answering his description was seen by parties the day before the shooting, inquiring the way to the home of W. H. Tucker, where the shooting took place, stating that Mr. Tucker had borrowed a horse of their folks and he was going after it. Mr. Tucker was one of the jury at the inquest and knew nothing of the boy, but if he borrowed a horse as stated he will be able to tell from whom he borrowed it and thus there will be no trouble in ascertaining who the boy was. Sheriff Becker goes to Pueblo today after Smith. More definite information may be expected after his arrival here and a fuller investigation into the causes of the killing. Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 9, 1876 - Colorado Springs Nov 2nd, Our Court is now in session Judge Henry presiding...Waldron our new District Attorney is at his post and has already made a good impression. He is looking after the future of several of our jailbirds and is endeavoring to cheapen their railroad fare to Canon City and save county expenses. He also has two murder cases on hand, Emery Smith of Pueblo County having been indicted for the murder of William Wilson at Chico Basin El Paso County, Davidson for the killing of Brown is now being considered by the Grand Jury. Its not certain that these two last cases will be tried at this term of court. Gerry of Pueblo is here as counsel for Smith, and as I hear, ready for the trial.

Wilson, William Robert
William Robert "Bob" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - William Robert "Bob" Wilson, 80, passed away May 30, 2006. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bette Wilson, on Aug. 10, 1987. He is survived by his children, Sharon (Gary) Gaede and Steve (Paula) Wilson; and grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Gaede and Jennelle and Greg Wilson. Bob was born to Bert and Minnie Wilson on Oct. 19, 1925, in La Junta, Colo. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and retired as an assistant manager at Alpha Beta Packing Plant. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Kidney Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Wilson, William W.
William W. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - William W. Wilson, 208 W. Circle Dr., Aug. 28, 1987. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Hospice through Wilson Almont office.

Wilson, Woodrow J.
Woodrow J. “Woody” Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - Woodrow J. “Woody” Wilson passed away Feb. 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Woody was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Chelsea, Okla., one of six children to Jasper and Minnie Wilson. He was a member of the Local No. 9 Union of Operating Engineers and the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite; his parents; and four brothers. His survivors include one brother, Roy of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Wilson will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the mortuary. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should use the West Acero Street entrance.

Wilton, Gertrude C.
Gertrude C. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1927 - Gertrude C. Wilton, age 9 years, died at the family home, 908 East River Street. June 1. Body in care of T.G. McCarthy & Sons. Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1927 – Gertrude C. Wilton, age 9 years, little daughter of Mrs. Gertrude Wilton, passed away June 1 at the family home, 908 East River street. Gertrude attended the Fountain school and was beloved by all. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday from the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons and at 9:30 from St. Leandera church. Burial will be in Roseland cemetery.

Wilton, Henry J.
Henry J. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1944 - Henry J. Wilton, at Denver, May 11. Service Roselawn cemetery graveside Saturday following the arrival of the 11:40 train. Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1944, graveside services Roselawn cemetery upon the arrival from Denver at noon Saturday.

Wilton, Jeffrey David Sr.
Jeffrey David Wilton Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1993 - Jeffrey David Wilton Sr., Sept. 30, 1993. Husband of Joni Wilton. Father of Jeffrey David Jr., and Regina Marie Wilton. Son of William D. and Leona Wilton, Tucson, Ariz. Brother of John (Patti) Wilton, Colorado Springs, Lynn (Peter) Sutton, Pueblo, Raymond Wilton, Pueblo, Rose Ann (Chris) Mitchell, Colorado Springs, Patrick Wilton, Tucson, Ariz., William A. Wilton and James Wilton. Son-in-law of Josephine Bieker and Robert (Judy) Bieker. Grandson of Charles and Sarah DeMarco. Brother-in-law of Philip Bieker and Susan Bieker. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Frank Cedrone, Doris Gerry, and Marty Bechina, Pueblo. Mr. Wilton was a lifetime Pueblo resident, a member of Christ the king Parish and President of A.C.M.E. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Christ the king Church. Inurnment, Imperial. The family will receive family and friends at 105 LaRochelle, the home of Lynn Sutton, immediately following the Inurnment. Donations may be made to the children's educational trust fund through the funeral home office.

Wilton, William D.
William D. Wilton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2003 - William D. Wilton, 77, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, Sept. 2. Survived by wife, Leona Wilton, Tucson; children, William, John, James, Lynn, Raymond, Rose Ann and Patrick. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Liberty Point, Pueblo West. Bring Funeral Home, Tucson.

Wilz, William P.
William P. Wilz, M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1999 - William P. Wilz, M.D., born Feb. 25, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pa., died Aug. 18,1999, in Pueblo. Loving husband, father, son, brother, dedicated physician. William was a graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory High School in Philadelphia1973- honor graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, June 1, 1977.Married Lynette Fox of Fowler on June 4, 1977. Graduated as an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate from Georgetown University Medical School in 1981. To the union of Bill and Lynette were born two sons, Andrew and Christopher, who also survive him. (William) Bill was honorably discharged from the Air Force in1992 and came to private practice in Pueblo in August 1989, joining Drs. Edward Mastro and Clifford Hoyle. William was a very popular surgeon. William was very active in his church as well as with several medical and civic groups. He was also very proud to have been a Cub Scout leader. Predeceased by father, Philip Wilz and grandparents, Al and Helen Wilz and Frank and Anna White. Survivors include wife, Lynette, of the family home- mother, Nancy Wilz, Cape May, N.J.- sisters, Kathy McGuire and her children, Christie (Brian) Mullins and Michael McGuire, Newton Square, Pa.- Nancy (Tom) Wargo, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.- Mary (John) Rosa and sons, Daniel and Matthew, Huntington Valley, Pa.- Peggy (Walt) Rex and children, Katie and Walt Jr. of Philadelphia. Other survivors include mother-in-law, Maxine Fox of Fowler- and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Shari Fox and children, Sean, Ashleigh and Emilie, also of Fowler- uncle, Rev. John Wilz of Horsham, Pa.-aunts, Bee Wilz of Pine Hill, N.J., and Peggy Flynn of Laurel, Md., and Aunt Lolly Kutchner of Philadelphia, Pa., and many friends. Sung Vesper service, 7p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with Father Anthony Wojcinski. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, Bishop of Pueblo, officiating. Private inurnment in Fowler Cemetery.



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