The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Wimsatt, Joseph
Joseph “Danny” Wimsatt - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lloyd Sparks, pastor of Broadway Christian Church, officiating. At Mountain View, military honors will be conferred by an Air Force detachment from Colorado Springs.

Winchester, Augustine
Augustine Winchester - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Augustine Winchester, 49, passed away Aug. 9, 2005, in Pueblo. Service in Louisiana.

Wind, Franz P. Jr.
Franz P. Wind Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1985 - Franz P. Wind Jr., late of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 27, 1985, in a Phoenix nursing home. Survived by daughter, Betty (Art) McFarlane of 149 C Douglas Lane, where the family may be contacted. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Cathy (Bill) Clymer, Richard (Dianne) Bennett, Michael Bennett, Jason Bennett, Brian Bennett, Betsy Bennett, and Franz Peter (Dona) Wind IV; one great-grandson, Timmy Van Pelt; two sisters, Louise Kotter and Irene VanLiew, both of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Born April 27, 1900, in Akron, Colo. Pueblo resident for 32 years prior to moving to Arizona in 1975. Employed as a life insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance Company for 42 years, retiring in 1965. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy; one son, Franz P. Wind III; and one brother. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. James Maley officiating. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

Winden, George LaVern
George LaVern Winden - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - George LaVern Winden, 74, passed away May 23, 2004. He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Wray, Colo. His wife, Dixie Lee Moore; and his children, Katherine (Larry) Wales, Vickie Winden, David Winden, Penny (Corey) Hepworth, Julane (Jim) Kurtz and Duane (Maria) Winden survive George Winden. His sons, Ted and James Winden also precede George in death. Twenty-five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive their grandfather. George is preceded in death by his parents, William and Winefred (Ray) Winden; six brothers, Leverett, Alfred, William Henry, Edward and Franklin; and three sisters, Lizzie, Thelma and Violet. His youngest brother, Gilbert Winden, Roseburg, Ore., survives him. George was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a steelworker and a farmer. Public viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 4720 Surfwood. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wine, Floyd O.
Floyd O. Wine - Durango Herald - November 15, 2004 - Floyd O. Wine, a longtime Durango gunsmith, died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at his home in Rocheport, Mo. Mr. Wine was born Feb. 16, 1948, in Stow, Ohio, to Ottmer Floyd and Margerette Zacharuski. He graduated from Stow High School and attended Ohio Northern University. He graduated from gunsmithing school in Trinidad. On July 5, 1986, Mr. Wine married Carol Dale at the Fort Lewis College Chapel. They competed in shooting competitions and raised wirehair pointers. He owned and operated the Gunsmith Shoppe in Durango for 25 years, and he had recently moved to Columbia, Mo., where he was the gunsmithing/riflesmithing product line manager for Midway USA. Mr. Wine was an avid hunter and sportsman. He was considered one of the top all-around shooters in the country. He taught hunter education in the Durango area for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Rocheport, Mo.; his mother, Marge; and sister, Debbie, of Stow, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his son Brian O. Wine. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Durango Gun Club, P.O. Box 75, Durango, CO 81302. A celebration of Mr. Floyd's life will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031.

Winfield, Tilden
Tilden Winfield – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Tilden Winfield is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Tilden Winfield: American, single. He was a “machine helper” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as J. Winfield. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Winfrey, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Winfrey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2000 - Dorothy M. Winfrey, 62, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, July 17, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray C. Winfrey. She is survived by her children, Mark Brickman, Michael (Lori) Clark of Apache Junction, Ariz., Terry Bacca of Pueblo; grandchildren, Mark (Danielle) Brickman, Linda (Cosme) Brickman, Eunice Brickman, Jamie (Will) Armenta, Jeramie Bacca, Kevin Clark, Kristina Clark; as well as numerous great-grandchildren and beloved friends. Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery, with Frank Davied, minister. A reception to follow at Roselawn Reception Hall. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Pueblo Animal League.

Wing, Ralph O.
Ralph O. Wing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2001 - Ralph O. Wing, 83, of Canon City passed away July 22, 2001, in Pueblo. Among his survivors are his wife, Mary C. Wing of Canon City; sons, Ralph (Brenda) Wing of Pueblo, Tom (Lynn) Wing and Marvin (Jacque) Wing, both of Longmont, Colo. Services will be held in Boulder. Full notice on Web Site www.montgomerysteward.com.

Wingert, Yolanda
Yolanda Wingert - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2001 - Yolanda Wingert, 64. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa.

Winget, Norma J.
Norma J. "Jeanie" Winget - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Norma J. "Jeanie" Winget, 64, passed away Nov. 13, 2005. Survived by her husband of 46 years, Gordon L. Winget; children, Patricia Ann (Carl) Mead of Kaysville, Utah, Frances Marie (Jerry) Abbott of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Gordon R. (Kristie) Winget of Orem, Utah; sisters, Anna Lou Kelsey of Farmington, Utah, Wilma Bodle of Pueblo, Bonnie (Don) Brantley and Connie (Bob) Gibbons, both of Price, Utah; brother, Bob (Ginny) Trower of Alamosa, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Garlin and Lorna Trower. Norma was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Alamosa, Colo. She was a medical transcriptionist. Her first love was her family. She also loved to cook and was a great friend to everyone with whom she came in contact. She was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 4720 Surfwood, with Bishop H. Ted Hawken officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Winget, Weldon
Weldon "Dale" Winget - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Weldon "Dale" Winget, 75, passed away May 15, 2002. Survived by his children, Kimie (Paul) Barger of Branson, Mo., Danny (Susan) Winget of Houston, Texas, and Steven Winget of Texas; grandchildren, Danny and Scott Winget, Kari and Kelley Barger; siblings, Neoma Parks and Wayne Winget, both of Pueblo, Nadine Tobin of Missouri, J.C. Winget of Indiana and Gordon "Red" (Jeanie) Winget of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his son, Cecil Ray Winget. Dale was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Knox County, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Johnny's Boiler Shop after many years of service. Dale was a talented welder who enjoyed fabricating many welded creations. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. George White officiating. A reception will follow at noon at Neoma Park's home, 2608 Thatcher.

Wingo, Hazel S.
Hazel S. Wingo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Hazel S. Wingo, 88, passed away April 27, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Sherry Wingo, Pueblo- son, Marvin (Mary Lou) Packard, Rio Rancho, N.M.-sister, Virginia Drennen, Denver- grandchildren, Marsha (Lee) Hamner, Ross Packard, Marla (William) Smith, and Marcie (Kim) Holland- and great-grandchildren, Dawn Hamner, Jay Hamner, Avery Hamner and David Tollerud. Preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Wingo on May 23, 1989. Born to Oliver Jackson and Sudie Belle (nee Nabors) Laney on Feb. 6, 1911, in Grenada, Miss. Hazel graduated from Grenada Hospital School of Nursing. She was an operating room supervisor at Parkview Hospital for 13 years and retired from Parkview after 30 years of service. She was a member of American Business Women's Association. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Robert Enck officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Wingo, Willard J.
Willard J. Wingo - Modesto Bee - August 22, 2005 - Modesto, CA - Willard J. Wingo, 83, of Waterford died Friday at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Mr. Wingo was a native of Stonewall, Colo., and lived in Waterford 57 years. He was a milker for Foster Farms for 35 years. He was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church. He enjoyed traveling and the Bible. He is survived by his children, Larry Wingo, Sheila Williams and Susan Luper, all of Modesto, Bobby McLelland of Bennett, Colo., and Pat Bates of Hickman; brothers, Alvin Wingo of Lodi and Jr. Keeney of Montana; sisters, Vivian Hedden of Waterford and Carol Linan of Turlock; and 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Wingo; son, Richard McLelland; and three siblings. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wininger, Lenore
Lenore (McDaniel) Wininger - Woodburn Independent - July 27, 2006 - Lenore Wininger (McDaniel), 88, of Reedsport, formerly of Woodburn, died July 19, 2006. Born Nov. 2, 1917 in Rye, Colo., she worked as a homemaker, had worked as a lathe operator and as a nurse's aide from 1935 to 1940. She married Clyde Wininger in 1939 in Vancouver, Wash., and they made their home in Portland before moving to Woodburn in 1949, to Silverton in 1956 and to Reedsport in 1964. He preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by daughter, Juanita Woodard of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters, Lynn Barlow, Joan Haugan, Connie Boyd; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. July 31 at Hauser Community Church in Bend. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Belcrest Memorial Gardens in Salem. Arrangements are by Cornwell Colonial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice or to the Hauser Community Church, 69411 Wildwood Rd., North Bend, OR 97459.

Winkler, Johnnie Mae
Johnnie Mae Winkler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2001 - Johnnie Mae Winkler, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001. She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother, an avid bingo player, a gardener. She also enjoyed fishing and music. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard Winkler. Johnnie Mae is survived by her son, James St. Clair; and other family members. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Winkler, Winorr Catherine
Winorr Catherine “Winnie” Winkler - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 13, 2009 - Winorr Catherine “Winnie” Winkler, age 76, a resident of the Pikes Peak region since 1971 and formerly of Woodland Park, Colorado and Mentor, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. She was a retired banker. Winnie was born on August 14, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to the late William and Nioma Marie (Messer) Winkler. She was a 1950 graduate of Clearfield High School. Her professional life included serving as Vice President of Park State Bank and Executive Loan Officer at Vector Bank in Woodland Park. She also volunteered as an Income Tax Preparer for many years for families in the Fountain Valley. She was a devoted advocate for her severely disabled daughter, overseeing her lifelong care and well being. Her greatest joy was found in family She is survived by her son: David (wife, Carolee) Notor of Carbondale, Colorado; her daughters: Karen Notor of Security, Colorado and Linda (husband, Mike) Eslinger of Widefield, Colorado. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Steven (wife, Chassie) Eslinger of Pueblo and Sarah Eslinger of Widefield; and her great -grandson: Noah James Eslinger. Also surviving her is her brother: Rev. William Winkler of Israel and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: James Winkler and her former husband, Robert Retzler. Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. A Service of Remembrance will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Private entombment will follow at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. Memorials may be made in her name to the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, 12 N. Meade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. Blessed be her memory.

Winn, Larry R.
Larry R. Winn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2005 - Larry R. Winn passed away Feb. 9, 2005, in Pueblo. Larry was born Feb. 24, 1949, in Trenton, N. J., and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. He was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. His survivors include his children, Noelle Winn of Craig, and Bradley Winn of Colorado Springs; sister, Joy (Bill) Dillmeier of New Jersey; and two nieces. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at 749 Ardath Lane.

Winn, Verda L.
Verda L. Wynn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1987 - Verda L. Wynn, 72, passed away at her home, 813 Belmont, on Jan. 28, 1987. Mrs. Wynn is survived by her husband, Victor M. Wynn. She is also survived by one sister, Glodine Kirkland, Colorado Springs; two brothers, Roy W. (Donna R.) Smith of Pueblo; Clifford M. (Rozie) Smith Jr. of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wynn resided in Pueblo for the past 63 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn were married in Sun City, Ariz., on April 8, 1961, and she was employed as a clothing saleslady at various clothing stores for the past 30 years. She was active in Painters Auxiliary No. 79 in Denver, and in various bowling leagues in Pueblo. Her avocation was reading cards for friends and was a home counselor. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 31. Service at 1 p.m., Jan. 31, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. The family may be contacted at 813 Belmont.

Winneka, Otto
Otto Winneka - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 1894 - Otto Winneka, one of the oldest residents of Pueblo, died yesterday afternoon at the Woman's hospital, aged 69 years. Mr. Winneka came to Colorado in 1858, crossing the plains with an immigrant train. Since coming here he has been continuously engaged at his trade, that of a carpenter, until within the past two or three years, when he became too feeble to work. At one time, he was a very heavy holder of real estate in Pueblo, being one of the owners of the property upon which the Grant hotel stands. In the early days, he was one of the hearty supporters of any public enterprise, but he never held any office in the gift of the people. He knew his own history better than any one else, having lived a very secluded life. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, and after coming west his first business was that of carrying the mail between Pueblo and Fort Garland, Colo. His remains are at Sweeney & McCarthy's undertaking rooms. The time of the funeral has not yet been settled.

Winslow, Michael Ray
Michael Ray Winslow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Michael Ray Winslow passed away Feb. 21, 1998. Survived by his parents, Daniel and Mary Jo Winslow- brothers, Craig Winslow, Rye, Colo., and Joe (Leslie) Winslow, Greeley, Colo., and their children, Kayla and Kelsie, and sister, Melissa (Larry) Medill, and their children, Cody and Larissa. Also survived by his grandmother, Agnes Kirscht, Rye, Colo. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Kirscht, Nov. 24, 1997. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 11 a.m., Home United Methodist Church, Rye, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch in care of the funeral home office.

Winston, Tacoma Banks
Tacoma Banks Winston - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1987 - Tacoma Banks Winston departed this life March 25, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Sept. 9, 1915. Member of First AME Church, past choir president, steward emeritus, member of Dorcas-Walls Missionary Society of the church, and at the time of her death was member of the stewardess board and class leaders' council. Past president of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 163 and a lifetime member of NAACP. She married Romeo Winston on March 9, 1939, in Pueblo. He preceded her in death March 29, 1983, as did a brother, Charles "Chilly" Banks on March 17, 1986. Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Winston King-Masterson Pueblo; one sister, Capitola Revoal, Colorado Springs; grandson, Geodice King, Pueblo; cousins, James (Ernestine) Williams, Pueblo; 14 nieces and nephews; 38 grandnieces and grandnephews; 10 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service. 1 p.m. Saturday, First AME Church, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Winter, Danny Martin
Danny Martin Winter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1999 - Danny Martin Winter, 50, passed away Nov. 24, 1999, in Denver. Preceded in death by parents, Doreta and Virgil Winter; and grandparents, Delsie and Dick Overby. Danny was a graduate of East High School and Southern Colorado State College. He spent most of his adult life in the automobile business in Pueblo and Denver. Cremation. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Memorial Center, 1701 Wadsworth, Lakewood.

Winterhawk, Linda Kay
Linda Kay (Randolph) Winterhawk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2003 - Linda Kay (Randolph) Winterhawk, 48, passed away at the home of her mother in Pueblo on Nov. 4, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born and raised in Pueblo and Beulah, and attended Pueblo schools. After graduating from Wharton County Junior College in Texas, she worked as a medical records coder, traveling all over the United States working at different hospitals coding medical records. She was preceded in death by her father, Jess L. Randolph, in 1978. She is survived by her husband, Robert Blackwolf, El Paso, Texas; her mother, Bernice Randolph; and her only brother, Mark Randolph, both of Pueblo. Also survived by a son, Myrtis (Maya) Wilson, who is stationed in the U.S. Navy in Italy; grandchildren, Cole and Jake Wilson, Virginia, and Mira Wilson, Italy; nephews, Justin Randolph, Tennessee, and Jesse Winch, Pueblo; her aunt, Clara (Bill) Boardman, Pueblo; cousins, Debbie (Russ) Reid and Carri Reid, all of Denver. Linda loved animals, especially her horses, exotic birds and kitties. At her request, cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Linda. She will be sadly missed and always so dearly loved.

Winters, Audrey M.
Audrey M. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2001 - Audrey M. Winters (nee McCray), age 90, of Sheldon, Ill., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., and West Bend, Wis., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home in Sheldon, Ill. She was born on May 1, 1911, in Beloit, Wis., to the late William and Mabel (nee Spencer) McCray. After graduating from college she spent over 30 years teaching in Wisconsin. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, West Bend, Wis., Chapter No. 73. She is also survived by a son, Jerry (Barbara) Winters of Watseka, Ill.; a sister, Ilo Grisham of Pueblo, Colo.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Floy McCray; a grandson, Jerry “Smokey” Winters; and a dear friend, Olga “Pete” Hatzung. An Eastern Star service will be held at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, Wis., on Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. with the funeral service to follow. Rev. William Dushek of Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will follow in Dartford Cemetery, Green Lake, Wis. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Winters, Barbara L.
Barbara L. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2006 - Barbara L. Winters passed away July 22, 2006. Survived by her husband, Gary L. Winters; children, Lori McClure, Pueblo West, Connie Farrell, Nashville, Tenn., Tracy Jordan Bond (Ken Vigil), Pueblo, James A. (Aimee) Bond, Pueblo, Annette (Steven) Thomas, Parker, Colo., Sheri L. (Kyle) Yates, Fort Collins, Colo.; sister, Kathryn (Ken) Hicks, Pueblo West; sisters-in-law, Janice (Don) Zgaynor, Scottsbluff, Neb. and Susan (Lou) Dario, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, James N. Bond; parents, Anthony and Nina Schmidt; son, Larry J. Bond; and brother, Gary Schmidt. Barbara was a lifetime Pueblo resident. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a data processing supervisor and later worked as the office coordinator for the Rosemount Museum. She was a member of St. Pius X Parish. At her request there will be no viewing. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006; both services will be held at St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave., with the Rev. Father William Huber and the Rev. Father Michael DeSciose as concelebrants. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rosemount Museum, through Montgomery & Steward.

Winters, Charles R.
Charles R. Winters – Yuma Pioneer – April 1, 1910 – Charles R. Winters, aged 62, was killed by a train at Pueblo Monday night.

Winters, Clara T. French
Clara T. French Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1998 - Clara T. French Winters, born Oct. 7, 1914, in Teutopolis, Ill., passed away Feb. 26, 1998. She was the daughter of Tony and Margaret Bergfeld. Mrs. Winters was raised on a farm and educated in the local grade and high school. She married Holbert M. French in May 1936. She worked in various offices of real estate, insurance and accounting until 1947 when she and her husband moved to La Junta and opened French Realty and Insurance Agency. In 1951 they moved their business to Pueblo and continued it until Holbert's death in 1967. After her husband's death, she continued her business until 1985, closing the business and selling her property at 113 W. Routt and going to work as a sales associate for Holloran Realty, retiring in October 1992. She was married to Vernon B. Winters in 1973 and he passed away in 1979. Survived by her two sons, Sherman H. (Marilyn) French, Pueblo, and Thomas D. (Nancy) French, Denver- grandchildren, Michael and Kristen French, Pueblo, Lance (Zuki) French, Denver, and Michele (Dennis) Bauer, Denver. Also survived by stepson, Vernon (Esther) Winters Jr., Denver- stepdaughters, Betty Munn, Denver, and Joan Wyer, Fullerton, Calif.- sister, Mary McClain, Sigel, Ill.- as well as 10 step-grandchildren- brother-in-law, Robert Ellis, Vandalia, Ill.- and sisters-in-law, Esther Williams and Eileen Winters, both of Pueblo. Predeceased by her parents- her two husbands- two infant children- brother, John Bergfeld- and sister, Agnes Ellis. She was a member of Christ the King Parish and the Council of Catholic Women in which she was very active. She is also a former member of the Pueblo Board of Realtors and the State and National Realtor Boards. Visitation, Sunday, 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Services, Christ the King Church. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Council of Catholic Women in care of the funeral home office or the church.

Winters, Donald E. II
Donald E. Winters II - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Donald E. Winters II, 36, passed away April 20, 2000. Survived by parents, Donald E. and Dorothy R. Winters; sisters, Cheryl (Jack) Makovsky, Brenda (Joseph) Zeman and Aimee (Michael) Tihonovich; three nephews; three nieces; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Don worked as a radiological technician and loved the outdoors. He graduated from Central High School in 1982 and attended USC and PCC, where he received an associate's degree in applied science in 1989. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Winters, Frank
Frank Winters - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 12, 1916 - Frank Winters, 22, a machinist's helper at Pueblo, was thrown from a plunging motorcycle with such force that his skull was fractured and he died at St. Mary's hospital.

Winters, Geraldine
Geraldine "Geri" Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1999 - Geraldine "Geri" Winters, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 14, 1999. Geri was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 years and was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star. Her family, friends and traveling with Vern were the center of her life. She was a loving and caring mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. "Mombo" and her joyful laughter will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern, and her parents, Geneva and Fred Norvell. Geri is survived by her sons, Lanny (Helen) Winters, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Ronald Winters, Pueblo West; five grandchildren, Karen (Rob) McQuaid, Duncanville, Texas, Michael (Meredith) Winters, Albuquerque, N.M., Russell (Julie) Winters, Amarillo, Texas, Shanna (Stuart) Anderson, Albuquerque, and Ryan Winters, Boulder; six great-grandchildren, Mike, Andrea and Matthew McQuaid, Mark and Ashley Winters and Riley Anderson. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Irene Winters, Pueblo, and Norene Anderson, Turlock, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Winters will lie in state from noon until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Rev. Kim James and Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. Entombment will follow in Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be given in memory of Geri to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Winters, Glen H.
Glen H. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1999 - Glen H. Winters, 76, currently a resident of Canadian, Texas, formerly a longtime Las Animas-La Junta area resident, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Winters, Harold L.
Harold L. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Harold L. Winters of 2805 Eighth Ave., June 28, 1986. Husband of Eileen Winters and father of Shirley (Gary) Shiflett; Cheryl Winters; Tammy (Brian) Snyder and Sherry (Charlie) Garrett, all of Pueblo, and Debbie (Harold) Rudolph, Colorado City. Brother of Norman (Esther) Winters; Hazel (Ray) Onstott and Naomi Highline, Pueblo, and Vesta King, Santa Ana, Calif. Survived also by six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Vernon Winters, and a sister, Veva Sluder. A lifelong Pueblo resident and a 34-year member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Mr. Winters was a partner in Winters Lathing and Construction for the past 40 years, retiring in 1976. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. George White. Concluding rites, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. The family will greet friends at the chapel following the service.

Winters, Irene
Irene Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2001 - Irene Winters, 84, passed on June 6, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Lee Winters Jr. Survived by son, Donald Winters; nieces, Susan Daurio and Janice Zgaynor; nephews, Gary Winters, Larry Winters and Ronald Winters. Irene was a longtime resident of Pueblo, and retired from American Federal Savings and Loan. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., June 8, 2001, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Winters, J. R.
J. R. Winters – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 27, 1873 – We learn with regret, that Mr. J. R. Winters, editor of the Trinidad Enterprise, died at his home in Trinidad, on Saturday last, after a brief illness. Mr. Winters came to the territory about six months ago, from Hannibal, Missouri, where he edited the Courier, and where he has many friends who will be saddened by the intelligence of his unexpected demise. The many friends he has made in Colorado, will also mourn his loss.

Winters, Lee Jr.
Lee Winters Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1999 - Lee Winters Jr., "Mooner," passed away April 20, 1999. He was born Aug. 24, 1917, in McCune, Kan., to Lovah Mae and Lee Winters. The family moved to Canon City in 1921 and to Pueblo in 1929, where he resided the rest of his life. He was loved and admired by all who knew him, especially his family, and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Irene Winters- son, Donald E. Winters of Loveland, Colo. - sister, Norene Anderson of Turlock, Calif. - sister-in-law, Geraldine Winters of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Lanny (Helen) Winters of Albuquerque, N.M., Ronald Winters of Pueblo West, Janice (Don) Zgaynor of Scottsbluff, Neb., Gary (Barbara) Winters of Pueblo West and Susan (Lou) Daurio of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lovah Mae- infant sister who died at birth- brothers, Vernon and Virgil- sister-in-law, Ethel (Martin) Winters- brother-in-law, Paul Foreman- and niece, Patricia Pope. Lee was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Old Timers, Elks BPOE No. 90 and the International Typographical Union CWA for many years. He was employed at the Star-Journal and Chieftain for 47 years. He also served in the Army Infantry in the South Pacific during World War II for four years. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Lee's memory to Wesley United Methodist Church or the BPOE No. 90 Endowment.

Winters, Norman Raymond
Norman Raymond Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - Norman Raymond Winters, late of 3003 Bay State Ave., died July 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Esther Winters of the family home; son, Ronald (Shelby) Winters, Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Cynthia Renee Harrison, Pueblo; stepsons, Francis (Loretta) Gersic, Oak Creek, Colo.; and Joseph Gersic, Littleton. Also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sisters, Hazel (Ray) Onstott, Pueblo; Naomi Highline, Pueblo; Vesta King, Santa Ana, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Life member of BPOE No. 90. Pueblo resident since 1938. Born Aug. 15, 1921, in Attica, Kan. Preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Vernon Winters and a sister, Veva Sluder. Mr. and Mrs. Winters were married Feb. 21, 1963, in Pueblo. At his request no services, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Winters, Raymond
Raymond “Ray” Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2003 - Raymond “Ray” Winters, 44, passed away July 11, 2003. He is preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Mason. Survived by his children, Bryan Barnes, Denver; Rhiannon Winters, Los Angeles, Calif., Amber Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell, both of Pueblo; and by his father, Ronald L. Winters, Pueblo. Ray was the owner of “As You Like It Catering” in Pueblo. Cremation, with memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family respectfully requests condolences and flowers be made through the funeral home, and the omission of food.

Winters, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2006 - Ronald Lee Winters died at home following a sudden illness on Jan. 16, 2006. He was born June 22, 1936 in Romeo, Colo. as the third child of Walter W. and Alma Nolty Winters. His parents, sister Bernice (Tedrow) and brother Stanley all preceded him in death. Ron worked either in the military or support companies for 36 years. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1952 serving in Korea. Following his Honorable discharge from the Marines, he worked a short time with the railroad and CF&I. In 1958 he enlisted in the US Air Force. His specialty and training was in electronics. With the USAF he served in Tex., Okinawa, Japan and Fla. He then worked with several companies that supported the US military in Colo., Calif., Tex., Korea, Wash. and Germany. He retired in 1990 spending winters in Yuma, Ariz. and at his home in Pueblo during the summer. He enjoyed his membership and fellowship with the Elks club (BPOE), the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ron had one son, Raymond Lee, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a granddaughter, Rhiannon Winters and three step children; Valdean (Petri), Laura (Schalk) and Patrick Sawyer. Also surviving are nephews and nieces Gerald Tedrow, David Tedrow, Carol Tedrow Davis, Bruce Tedrow, Sharon Winters Williams and Barry Winters. There will be grave side services at 11am on Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Fumeral Home, Florence, Colo.

Wintersteen, George P.
George P. Wintersteen - Steamboat Pilot - April 26, 1905 – Former U. S. Commissioner Geo. P. Wintersteen died April 7th at the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Wirpsza, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Wirpsza - Denver Rocky Mountain News - May 12, 1999 - Elizabeth "Betty" Wirpsza, of La Veta died May 4. Services were private. Mrs. Wirpsza was born in Ogema, Wis., on Feb. 16, 1919. She married Edmund R. Wirpsza, 1970. Survivors include her husband; sons David Monarchi of Boulder, Edward Monarchi of La Veta; daughters Teresa "Terri" Perkins of Breckenridge, Laura Peeke of Greeley, Anita Clark of Denver; brother John Mueller of Florida; sisters Alvina Dupofsky of Illinois, Frieda Salak of California; five grandchildren.

Wirth, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Wirth - Ashland Daily Tidings - March 26, 2006 - Ashland, OR - Rose Ann Wirth, June 19, 1913 - March 18, 2006 - Rose Wirth, 92, of Sweet Home, died Saturday at her home. Rose was born in Trinidad, CO to John and Agnes (Nemecek) Kufner. She grew up there on her family's dairy farm. She rode a horse to attend a one room school house until she went to Trinidad High School, where she graduated in 1929. Rose married Joseph A. Wirth on September 16, 1931. They moved to Modoc Point, OR in 1935 where her husband got his start in the lumber industry. Their oldest son, Joseph was born there at home, in 1937. Their son Vernon was born in Klamath Falls in 1939. Rose took a business course at the start of WWII and worked as Mr. Lamm's secretary at Lamm's Lumber Co. until the mill closed after the war ended. They moved to Ashland in 1947 and spent many happy years there. Rose became active in the First Methodist Church and the PTA. She and her husband were Cub Scout leaders in their sons' troop and for several years after. Their daughter Wilma was born there in 1952. Rose's father and uncle both lived on the Ashland property and raised large vegetable and flower gardens, berries and fruit and nut trees. Rose did a lot of canning and cooking. She and her husband loved to host gatherings for their extended family and friends at their home, cooking for the "clan" and spending hours playing pinochle or scrabble and enjoying each others' company. Rose was an accomplished seamstress and used her treadle sewing machine to make clothes for her immediate family and many nieces and nephews. She even took a tailoring class to learn to make coats, and ladies suits. She also crocheted and embroidered beautifully. Rose loved to read and became interested and informed in many areas. She also had regular correspondence with many relatives and friends. She worked as a part time bookkeeper at Siskiyou Lumber Co. then in a bookkeeping office in Ashland after her daughter started school. They had to leave Ashland in 1965 to follow the lumber job market into Northern California. They lived in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Susanville and settled in Truckee. While living there, Rose was a bookkeeper for the Public Utility Co. and an office manager for the Sierra Sun Newspaper. After Joe retired in 1976, they moved to Sweet Home to be near their son Vernon and his family. She enjoyed many hours of cooking for a hungry crowd while they were remodeling and adding on to their home; and of course, during the holidays. Rose and Joe traveled across the country and back, visiting relatives and friends and enjoying their retirement. Their niece and her husband Doris and Wayne Wiley planned a 50th wedding anniversary party for them in Ashland in 1981 and that was always a highlight for Rose. Rose's husband passed away November 10, 1985 and she then devoted herself to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After breaking her hip in 2001, she spent many hours crocheting afghans and donated them to the military organizations at the Veterans Club; and to children through SHEM. Rose was truly loyal to her family always putting them first. Her faith always sustained her and she said not to grieve when she was gone because when Joe came to get her, she was going. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma (Roger) McElhiney; daughter-in-law, Marlene Wirth; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, both sons: Joseph A. Wirth Jr. and Vernon E Wirth, one daughter: Wanda Arlene, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel with Pastor Larry James officiating. Burial will follow at Gilliland Cemetery with a gathering afterwards at the Veteran's Club. Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel at 1443 Long Street Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.

Wirth, Russell T.
Russell T. Wirth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Russell T. Wirth, 88, of Pueblo passed away on Jan. 13, 1998, after a long illness. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Myrtle Wirth- children, Ronald (Margaret) Wirth, Judy (Wilbur) Lay, Rodney (Patricia) Wirth of Saginaw, Texas- five grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. Mr. Wirth worked for the Dana Corporation as a supervisor for 23 years, retiring in 1972. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 222 in Kingsbury, Ind. At his request, cremation with no services.

Wirtz, Johnny
Johnny Wirtz - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - November 29, 1877 - Little Johnny Wirtz died of dropsy of the brain on yesterday morning. The father of the child took the remains to Kansas for interment

Wise, Agnes Mary
Agnes Mary Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003- Agnes Mary Wise, 87, born Dec. 7, 1915, in Grove City, Penn., departed this life Oct. 20, 2003. Survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Herbert C. Wise; daughters, Mary Colletti, Sue (Milton) VanDerwalker; grandchildren, Tracy Colletti, Chip (Mel) Colletti, Michael (Nichole) VanDerwalker, Darin VanDerwalker; and great-granddaughter, Morgan Colletti. Agnes was employed by J.C. Penney's until 1968. She was actively involved in the First United Methodist Church for 55 years. She also was a member of ABWA, Pueblo Duplicate Bridge Club, UMW, and a volunteer at the Cooperative Care Center for the past 22 years. Her family and friends meant everything to her as well as helping people less fortunate than herself. She had a very caring and compassionate spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her and were touched by her. The family thanks the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their caring support in our hour of need and all those who supported Agnes and her family. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Cooperative Care Center or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Wise, Allen A.
Allen A. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1999 - Allen A. Wise, 80, of Pueblo, died Oct. 4, 1999, at his home. Survived by one son, Robert "Bobby" Wise of Canon City, Colo.; two brothers, Donald of Summerfield, Fla., and Glenn of Fort Lyon. Services, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Following cremation, burial of ashes will be in Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler.

Wise, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Wise - Rocky Mountain News –June 12, 1911 - Andrew J. Wise at Pueblo, Colo., June 11, section foreman of the Denver Rio Grande at Swallows, drowned near here in the Arkansas River. He was attempting to un-jam a log jam, the log he was standing on threw him in the water. Wise was age 55, and leaves a widow and seven children.

Wise, Doris B.
Doris B. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1987 - Doris B. Wise of Rye died Thursday, July 23, 1987. Survived by husband, Glenn of Rye; one son, Leo (Judy) Carroll of Swink; one daughter, Jane (David) Knapp, Colorado Springs; two stepsons, Michael (Louise) Wise of Pensacola, Fla., Greg Wise of Pueblo; one niece, Myrna (Jim) Meyers of St. Simeons Island, Ga.; two sisters, Rita Pearson, Pueblo, Ruby Teague of Kansas; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Griffy Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler, followed by burial with graveside service, 2 p.m. at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Wise, Emilie M.
Emilie M. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1986 - Emilie M. Wise, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away May 21, 1986. She was a charter member of the American Business Women's Association, Charter Chapter, and had retired from White and Davis after long service there. She is survived by her sisters, Erna Towery of Woodburn, Ore., Wilhelmenia Price of Mesa, Ariz., and brother, Eugene (Judy) Fischbach of Omaha, Neb. A sister-in-law, Louise (Dean) Johnson of Greeley, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with Dr. John M. Ross officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wise, Glenn Harvey
Glenn Harvey Wise - La Junta Tribune-Democrat - November 1, 2003 - Memorial services for Glenn Harvey Wise, 81 of Ordway, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ordway, with burial in the Fowler Cemetery. Mr. Wise died Oct. 23, 2003. He was born May 16, 1922 to Harvey and Maude (Wright) Wise in Boone, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Boone High School in 1940. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and spent much of this military time stationed in New Guinea, the Philippines and Australia. He was discharged from the Army in 1946. He returned to Colorado, moved to Fowler and went into business with his older brother Allen. In 1947 he married Lorene Riley of Fowler. The couple had three children. He then worked for the Southern Colorado Power Company in Rocky Ford as a lineman. In 1954 he moved to Ordway and worked as a trouble shooter lineman, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. He married Doris Carroll in December 1970. They lived in Ordway until he retired and moved to Rye. She preceded him in death in July 1987. Wise then moved back to Ordway. His health began to fail and he moved to Fort Lyon January 1988. When that facility closed, he moved to the Crowley County Nursing Home, where he lived since November 2000. Mr. Wise is survived by sons Michael (Diana) Wise and Gregory (Kelly) Wise, all of Ordway, grandchildren Kevin (Kari) Wise of New York, Teresa (Walter) Allman of Hawaii, Matthew Wise of California, Nicole Wise of Florida, Jordan and Mason Wise of Ordway, great-grandchildren Abigail Theresa Wise of New York, Sean Michael Wise of Florida, brother Donald Wise of Summerfield, Fla. and former wife, Lorene Broadbent of Ordway. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Adelle, brother Allen, daughter Theresa and wife Doris. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crowley County Nursing Center Hospice Room, c/o Lorene Broadbent, 801 Sherman, Ordway, CO 81063. Grooms Crematory and Mortuary of Rocky Ford are in charge of arrangements.

Wise, John W.
Ret. Col. John W. Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - Ret. Col. John W. Wise, 82, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 19, 1919, in Muskogee, Okla., to Roger and Sally Wise, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Marcia Helen Wise. Survived by his loving wife of two years, Madonna Wise; children, Marcia Ann Moore of Old Saybrook, Conn., Sally Mae (Don) Berreth of Selah, Wash., Claudia (Evan) Cooper of Closter, N.J., and Randall (Lana) Larsen of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Nicholas and Brandon Berreth, Dana and Jo Lana Larsen, Racquel and Trevor Cooper; and one great-grandchild, Marianna Davila. Before retiring in 1968, Col. John Wise spent 28 years as a pilot in the Air Force, having served in WWII and the Korean Conflict, where he received numerous awards and decorations. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, with Air Force honors to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007, or the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, No. 418, Pueblo, CO 81003, in his memory.

Wise, Marcia Helen
Marcia Helen Wise (Nichols) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 1998 - Marcia Helen Wise (Nichols) was called home to her Lord on Jan. 23, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Bertha Nichols of Claremore, Okla. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Colonel John W. Wise, USAF Ret. of Pueblo West- two daughters, Marcia Ann Moore of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Sally Mae Berreth, her husband, Donald- and two grandsons, Nicholas and Brandon Berreth of Selah, Wash. She also has two sisters in Norman, Okla., Patricia Privett and Rebecca Richardson- her favorite aunt, Ruth Briscoe in Claremore, Okla. - as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Oklahoma. Marcia was born July 24, 1920, in Claremore, Okla., where she was raised and went to Oklahoma State University from 1938 to 1940. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She worked as the Deputy Court Clerk in Claremore from 1940 to 1941. Marcia married John Wise on May 29, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, at Trinity Methodist Church. From there John and Marcia were stationed in Salt Lake City, where they began their military life together in 1941. While her husband was in the southwest Pacific from 1941 to 1943, Marcia was a secretary at the Dupont Powder Plant in Pryor, Okla. While living in Storrs, Conn., from 1962 to 1964, Marcia worked for the University of Connecticut as a secretary to the Dean of Medicine. After John retired from the Air Force in 1968, they moved to Davenport, Iowa, where she worked for the American Heart Association from 1977 to 1985. In March of 1985, John and Marcia made their final move to retire together in Pueblo West, Colo. Marcia loved to golf and bowl and was an active member of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. She also was a member of Pi Beta Phi Alumni. Marcia was a volunteer for the Red Cross at all the stations throughout their military career. Marcia enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a green thumb, taking pride in her flowers. She loved to dance with her husband where they could really tear up the dance floor. She was a proud grandmother, although separated by many miles, she saw them as often as possible. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society of Pueblo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. , 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away. Although we could not bear to lose you, we could not ask you to stay. God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, Come with me." A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

Wise, Millie Maxine
Millie Maxine Wise - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2003 - Millie Maxine Wise, 70, former Pueblo resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2003, in Colorado Springs. Born Sept. 21, 1932, in Bishop, Va., she had been living in Yoder, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Allene Coates Baynes; son, the Rev. Jesse Wise; husband, Russell Wise Sr. Survived by children, Rev. Russell (Sandra) Wise Jr., Marion (Randy) Levene; brothers, Clifford Baynes, Rev. Harvey (Alma) Baynes; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Wise, Russell W. Sr.
Russell W. Wise Sr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 14, 1995 - Russell W. Wise Sr., 72, who retired as a staff sergeant from the Army, died Dec. 11, 1995, at a local care center. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Angelus Funeral Home, 2535 Airport Road, is handling arrangements. Mr. Wise was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Sheridan, Pa., to Henry and Irene (Block) Wise. He was married Dec. 28, 1954, in Paris, Ark., to Millie M. (Baynes) Wise, who lives in Colorado Springs. Other survivors include a son, Russell Jr. of Colorado Springs, a daughter, Marion I. Sanders of Pueblo, and 11 grandchildren. His son, Jesse A., is deceased. Mr. Wise served in the Army for 23 years and received a Letter of Commendation, Sharpshooter Award, Certificate of Appreciation, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He had been an area resident for 10 years and previously lived in Fort Lyons.

Wiseman, Agatha I.
Agatha I. Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Agatha I. Wiseman, 94, born Jan. 1, 1909, passed away April 6, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Scott S. Wiseman. Survived by her children, Lois (Pete) Paripovich, Pueblo, and Lorraine (William) Scott, Los Gatos, Calif.; grandchildren, Cheryl (Dave) Perry, Vancouver, Wash., and Wayne Scott, Los Gatos, Calif.; great-granddaughters, Heather and Alyse Perry, Vancouver, Wash. Also survived by special nephew and caregivers, Ellis (Louise) Wiseman; grand nephew, Robert (Loydene) Wiseman; and numerous other loving nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces and a host of great-grand nephews and nieces; sister-in-law, Anna Eberwein and caregivers, Mary Garles and Betty Jo Hobson. Agatha enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of Buttons and Bows Square Dance Club and the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Viewing, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association in Agatha's memory or to the charity of your choice.

Wiseman, Katelyn Marie
Katelyn Marie Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2004 - Katelyn Marie Wiseman, 10, born Sept. 27, 1993, in Denver, Colo., left this earth for Angel Flight School, June 20, 2004. Survived by her parents, Joseph and Judith Wiseman; brother, Lane Joseph Wiseman, all of Pueblo West; grandparents, Ellis and Louise Wiseman and Mary Grace Barela; aunts and uncles, Madeline and Jim Santos, Lucille and Jim Garbiso, Cindy and Richard Annett, Andy and Tracey Barela, Diana Barnes, Pat Wiseman, Mike Wiseman, Chris and Lisa Wiseman, Lori and Ken Brumbaugh and Anthony Wiseman; and all of her many loving cousins. Also survived by her loving nurses, Silena Foley, Annabell Flores and Melissa Kochen; and her special teacher, Shea Atilano. Preceded in death by her grandfather, "Poppie" Rudy Barela and special uncles, Tony Barela and Greg Bono. Private viewing only. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern, with the Revs. Dale Schmidt, George White, Keith Colvin and the Rev. Fr. John Farley, officiating.

Wiseman, Virginia Elizabeth
Virginia Elizabeth Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Virginia Elizabeth Wiseman, 86, passed away May 31, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Wiseman, May 1, 1982. Survived by her children, Ed Roy (Judy) Wiseman, Moffat, Colo., Sherman W. (Jean) Wiseman, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Edna Maury, Denver. Also survived by 12 grandchildren- and 20 great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by one son, Robert Scott- and one grandson, one sister and one brother. Mrs. Wiseman was a member of Broadway Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star No. 34, Ada and the White Shrine. Funeral service, Thursday, 2 p.m., Broadway Christian Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Christian Church, the Colorado Christian Home or the Alzheimer's Association.

Wishart, Gordon
Rev. Gordon Wishart - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1997 - Rev. Gordon Wishart, 93, passed away Oct. 13, 1997, in Pueblo. Private graveside service will be held at Glen Orchard Cemetery in Ontario, Canada.

Wisthoff, Alma
Alma “Faye” Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2004 - Alma “Faye” Wisthoff passed away July 7, 2004. She is preceded in death by her sister, Althea Wisthoff; daughter, Geraldine Wisthoff; and grandson, Alec Jaco. Survived by her husband of 58 years Elmer Wisthoff; children, Carrolyn (Larry) Hunt, Marvin (Connie) Wisthoff, Bobby (Deann) Wisthoff, Sharon (Burt) Jaco, and David “Leroy” Wisthoff; brothers and sisters, Lynn (Kathy) Johnson, Ernest (Phyllis) Johnson, Leah Bell (Melvin) Ormiston, Zelema (Keith) Williams, Rose Burger, Ena Rae Johnson; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Faye worked at Woolworth's for 31 years until they closed. She was an avid gardener and loved crafts. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Faye's memory to the Alzheimer Association.

Wisthoff, Althea Roberta
Althea Roberta Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2004 - Althea Roberta Wisthoff, 79, passed away April 10, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Wisthoff, whom she married on Dec. 21, 1940, in Boise City, Okla. Survived by her children, Pearl (Leroy) Myers, Fred (Nancy) Wisthoff, Leona (Ken) Myers, Bill (Charlene) Wisthoff and Tom (Nina) Wisthoff; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Faye (Elmer) Wisthoff, Belle (Mel) Orminston, Rosie Berger, Zelma (Keith) Williams, Ena Rae Johnson, Lynn (Kathy) Johnson and Earnest (Phyllis) Johnson; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Althea retired from F.W. Woolworth's as lunch counter manager in 1987. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Mesa Christian Fellowship, 28726 E. Hwy. 50. Those who wish may contribute to Mesa Christian Fellowship in memory of Althea.

Wisthoff, Walter G.
Walter G. Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Walter G. Wisthoff, born March 3, 1927, passed away July 19, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Elaine; children, Walter Dale Wisthoff, Deborah Wisthoff, Pete (Placede) Blue, Monty (Janie) Bradberry and Kenny Bradberry. Grandfather of Josh and Chelcie Wisthoff and Leanna Blue. Also survived by step-grandchildren, Nathan and Sasha Bullard and Dustin Ortiz; mother-in-law, Marguerite Ciavaglia; brother, Elmer (Faye) Wisthoff; sisters-in-law, Althea Wisthoff and Loretta Reynolds; special nephew, Ray (Joan) Crone; numerous nieces and nephews and other special friends and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Maggie Wisthoff; sister, Eva Crone; and brothers, George and Roy Wisthoff. Walter was the leader of the country western band Walt Wisthoff and the Country Gentlemen. At his request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Witcher, Marvin V.
Marvin V. Witcher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Marvin V. Witcher, 75, formerly of Holly, died July 11 in Halsted, Kan. Graveside services and burial, 2 p.m. today at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Holly Chapel.

Witcowich, Louise A.
Louise A. Witcowich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2002 - Age 81, passed away Jan. 5, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo., to Mike and Clara Massaro who preceded her along with her husband of 51 years, John Witcowich, and her son, Rick. Survived by her daughter, Gloria (Mike) Slayton; sister, Adelyn (Joe) Aquila; and nephews. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Angels. Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club in her memory.

Witcowich, Richard A.
Richard A. "Rick" Witcowich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2001 - Richard A. "Rick" Witcowich, 54, a local musician for 38 years in the Pueblo area, passed away Sept. 15, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Sept. 15, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Louise Witcowich. He is preceded in death by his father, John Witcowich. Survived by his mother, Louise Witcowich; sister, Gloria (Mike) Slayton of Colorado Springs; best friend, Betty Carrington; and numerous other friends and family. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday with service to follow at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow, per his request, with inurnment Thursday at 3 p.m., Chapel of the Angels at Memorial Gardens Chapel.

Witherbee, Benjamin H.
Benjamin H. Witherbee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - Benjamin H. Witherbee, 102, passed away Aug. 2, 1997. Viewing, today, noon-5 p.m. at the Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Graveside service, Thursday, 11 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Lloyd Hallock from the First Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Arrangements by Comer Funeral Home, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Withers, Allan Hart
Allan Hart "Red" Withers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Allan Hart "Red" Withers, 87, passed away Dec. 3, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Withers; his parents, two brothers and one sister. Survived by his sons, George G. (Linda) Withers, Wetmore, Colo.; Henry Withers, Castle Rock, Colo.; and John Withers, Pueblo; grandchildren, Hannah, Amanda and Kelley Withers. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Red was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and was president of the National Association of Contrary Cowboy People. When he left school he fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a cowboy. At his request, cremation with no services. Donations in his memory may be made to the Pueblo Historical Society.

Withers, Ernest E.
Ernest E. Withers - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 17, 1921 - Rich Pueblo Man Killed - Ernest E. Withers, one of the most prominent men of Pueblo, was killed by an unidentified guard at Grand avenue and Eighth Street. Capt. Arthur Talbott in charge of that district, has American Legion men, National Guardsmen and others searching for the slayer. Mr. Withers and his son, Granville, were in an automobile driving out Grand avenue, according to Granville. At Eighth Avenue a man on guard called “Halt” and, said Granville, he shot immediately, although Mr. Withers was obeying the order. Mr. Withers was shot through the head and crumpled dead at the wheel. Aspen Democrat-Times - June 7, 1921 - 47 Known Dead! - The “Pittsburg of the West” is Rapidly Resuming Normal Conditions - Pueblo, June 7 - The list of known dead in the flood here was brought to 47 this afternoon when 7 more bodies were recovered in the ruins of the city on the south side of the river. Reports reached here this afternoon that several bodies had been found at Avondale, Vinelands and Boone, Colorado. The situation here is improving rapidly. E. E. Withers, one of the most prominent citizens in Pueblo and owner of the Iron & Fuel plant here which was wiped out by the flood, was killed at midnight while in an automobile with his son. The shot came from a high powered rifle fired presumably by a sentry. Withers was instantly killed. An investigation was held today and at the coroner's inquest newspaper men were barred for fear of trouble between friends of Withers and the troops should the identity of the slayer become known. Officers of the ranger force declare that none of their men were near the scene of the accident when the shooting occurred. Colonel Hamrock of the military declared that all of his men had returned the same number of rounds of ammunition that had been issued them and that none of the rifles showed any signs of having been discharged. Withers was listed in the death list of 47 as a relief worker and a flood victim who died in the line of duty. Fort Collins Courier - June 7, 1921 - Business Man Killed in Pueblo by Guard - Pueblo, June 7 - One of distressing results of the Pueblo floods was the shooting to death last night of E. E. Withers, president of the Iron City Fuel company, aged 38. Mr. Withers, with his little son, was driving an automobile in the streets of Pueblo when a guard ordered him to stop. He brought his machine to a stop as soon as possible but before he could do so, the guard blew the top of his head off, causing instant death. Mr. Withers leaves a wife and family. He is one of the prominent business men of Pueblo and the eldest son of G. G. Withers, business manager of the Pueblo Chieftain. Pueblo, June 7 (11:00 a.m.) - Aside from the relief work and cleaning up of the city interest centered in the mysterious fatal shooting of E. E. Withers, prominent business man as he was riding home from the gas plant in his auto at night with his son Vollie. Withers was shot thru the head, the top of his head being blown off. An inquest was to be held some time today. Withers had been commanded to halt, when the fatal shooting occurred, and was bringing his car to a stop when he was killed, according to his son. Capt. Dennis was inclined to believe the shooting was the result of accidental discharge of a weapon in whose hands no one could say today.

Withers, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Withers - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1904 - Venerable Pioneer Follows The Trail To The Great Beyond - Henry Clay Withers, Like a Tired Child, Goes to His Rest - Falling asleep as quietly as does the baby at its mother's breast, Henry Clay Withers, one of the best beloved of the pioneers of the great West, last night passed "over the range" to the great beyond, death coming at 7:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness which had gradually sapped the strength of the venerable man. At the bedside at the moment of dissolution were two of his sons, and so quietly was the hold on life relinquished that neither of the watchers could realize that the end had come. Up to almost the last, aged Mr. Withers had been hale and hearty beyond what could have been expected of one of his years. At that time was he felled with a severe attack of grippe and from this he seemed to have never fully recovered. About five months ago he fell victim to dropsy and gradually declined in strength until the end came. At the time of death he was aged 73 years, 3 months, and 14 days. Arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been completed but it is probable that the venerable pioneer will be carried to his last resting place some time tomorrow; services being held at the late residence, 1025 West Fifteenth Street. Henry Clay Withers was born in Garrett County, Kentucky, Aug. 29, 1831. He was of sturdy pioneer stock, and when he was but 8 years of age he was taken by his father to western Missouri, then the border land of civilization. The father was one of the pioneers of that region and was one of the men who made western Missouri a garden spot. In 1852 Withers joined Colonel Aubrey, well known to the history of the early west, in a trip across the Great Plains, going with the "pathfinders" as far as Sonora, Mexico. In the fall of the same year he returned to Missouri and on December 21, 1852, at Harrisonville, Missouri, he was united by marriage to Mary Ellen Sharp, who now bowed by years and the weight of her widowhood is left to mourn for her life partner. From 1852 to 1860 Mr. Withers lived with his family upon his farm in Cass County, but he had tasted of the charm of the great west and in 1860 he re-crossed the plain, going to Albuquerque, N.M., where he remained but a short time, then going to a station on the overland trail known as Iron Springs, located about a hundred miles east of Pueblo. This is now a station of the Santa Fe railroad and is known as Thatcher. He was station agent at Iron Springs when his wife and two sons, G. G. and Francis, joined him. The family lived at the stage station until 1863 when a raid by hostile Indians caused the speedy evacuation of the station and the Withers family went to Trinidad where Mr. Withers engaged in the hotel business. This business was followed after removal was made to Fort Union, N.M. In 1868 Mr. Withers returned to Missouri, locating at Pleasant Hill where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. In the spring of 1870 he came to Pueblo where he has since resided and has reared his children to manhood and womanhood. First coming to Pueblo, Mr. Withers engaged in the hotel business on Santa Fe Avenue at the site of what is now the Elks' club. Later he conducted a livery stable on the site of the present White & Davis store at the corner of Third and Main streets. In late years, he, retiring from active life, has lived quietly at his comfortable home in North Pueblo. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church south and was active in church work as well as in social life and in business circles. Never having a taste for politics he never accepted public office from his fellow citizens. There is left to mourn the aged wife, three sons and three daughters, G. G. Withers, Francis A. Withers, Mrs. W. T. Booth of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Albert I. Goodell of Northport, Wash., Mrs. Eva W. Lowe of Pueblo and Luther Clay Withers of Boise, Idaho. With the exception of Luther C. Withers and Mrs. Goodell, who could not get here in time, all of the children were with the mother when the blow fell. Of the family of Mr. Withers, none survive except a sister, Mrs. Cynthia A. Berard, of Beatrice, Neb. Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1904 - Henry C. Withers Laid To Rest - Touching in the extreme were the services which marked the last of earth for Henry Clay Withers, one of the pioneers of the great west, who in his long residence of thirty-four years in Pueblo had so made himself a portion of the life of the city that when his summons came a sense of loss was felt by all. The services were held at the late residence, 1025 west Fifteenth Street, yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, and the major portion of the older residents, besides many of the later friends made by the venerable man, were present. Among those from other cities who attended the funeral were Mrs. T. P. Aairheart of Cripple Creek and Mrs. Frank E. Boynton of Colorado Springs. The services were conducted by Rev. J. C. Jones of the First Methodist Episcopal church, south, who spoke touchingly of the life of the man whose going out and coming in among the people had been so long noted, and whose life had been a sweet sermon in well doing and an inspiration to his fellows. Music was furnished by a choir consisting of Miss Groff, Mrs. Kellogg, Will Greer, and J. H. Loor, singing two of the favorites of Mr. Withers, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide with Me." Upon the conclusion of the services, the casket, borne by Captain J. J. Lambert, H. M. Morse, M. Studkinski, Charles Otero, Theodore M. Strong, and L. H. Davison, was taken to the hearse and, followed by a long line of carriages, conveyed to Riverview cemetery. The floral tributes were of unusual beauty, American beauty roses predominating, although a ripened sheaf of wheat combined with a wreath of roses was a striking feature. The flower bearers were John B. Veith and Theodore Cramer. Tributes were there from M. D. and Mrs. Thatcher and Mahlon Thatcher, Mrs. T. P. Aairheart, Mrs. Frank Boynton, and two from employees of The Chieftain.

Withers, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Withers - Pueblo Star-Journal - July 14, 1915 - Mrs. H. C. Withers Dies; Funeral Will Be Friday - Surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Ellen Withers was summoned by death this morning at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Harries, 1107 Lake Avenue. The news of Mrs. Withers' death, although expected, will be received with deep sorrow by her many personal friends. Mrs. Withers was born September 2, 1832, in Richmond, Va., and came to Colorado in 1862. For the past 45 years she has resided in Pueblo. She was the widow of the late Henry Clay Withers, who died in this city several years ago. Surviving her are one sister, Mrs. Sarah F. Moffatt, 428 West Pitkin Street; two sons, G. G. Withers, of Pueblo, and L. Clay Withers, of Butte, Mont.; three daughters, Mrs. W. T. Booth, of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Albert Goodell of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Robert Harries of Pueblo; also 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Harries' residence. Interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Star-Journal - July 16, 1915 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Ellen Withers, wife of H. C. Withers, was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Harries, 1107 Lake Avenue. The Rev. S. L. Chambers conducted the services which were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. Miss Rilla Rourke, Miss Florence West, Charles Greene and William Young, accompanied by Mrs. H. S. Branscomb, sang "Abide with Me" and "Lead, Kindly Light." Pallbearers: G. G. Withers, Jr., E. E. Withers, Walter Lowe, James A. Magill, J. Knox Burton and Robert Harries. Flower bearers: Edward Harries, Theodore Cramer, Arnold Young and Otto Rettberg. Interment in Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Company.

Withers, Mat. Henry
Mat. Henry Withers – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 6, 1871 – Died in Pueblo, Colorado, July 2d, 1871, of inflammation of the bowels, Mat. Henry, infant son of Henry C. and Mary E. Withers, aged 5 months and 27 days.  We are glad it is written: “Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven;” for by it we are assured that this little bud of promise was plucked thus early to bloom in the Paradise of God.  The casket is indeed with us, but the jewel has been taken to deck a Saviour's crown.  May the providence of God lead the parents and brothers and sisters to look upward, in their sorrow – For an angel came from glory, And severed the silver cord, And bore the infant sleeper To the bosom of his Lord.  – J. H. Merritt.

Withnell, Charles
Charles Withnell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 81, went to the great woodcarver's convention in the sky on April 17, 2002, at his residence. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Withnell; parents and one brother. Survived by his wife, Betty; children, Eilene (Cliff) Pridemore, Skip (Joan) Nix of Springfield, Ore.; grandchildren, Bret, Amber, Kim, Melanie and Jim; 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by one aunt, Olive Cunningham. Charles served in the U.S. Army and retired from the CF&I tube mill in 1983. Founder and former president of Southern Colorado Wood Artist, member of Pikes Peak Whittlers of Colorado Springs and Colorado Carvers Club of Denver. His hobbies were reading, carving and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Withrow, Loyd Thomas
Loyd Thomas "Tom" Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2001 - Loyd Thomas "Tom" Withrow, born Nov. 8, 1920, in Miller, Mo., passed away Oct. 9, 2001. Loyd was the son of John Thomas "Tom" Withrow and Martha Matilda (McVey) Withrow. He was a communications specialist for three years during WWII where he proudly served his country in the Philippines with honors. Tom worked as a telephone lineman upon his discharge from the service. He later became an electrician and worked in this occupation for 45 years at the time of his retirement. He was a member of Local Union No. 12 of the IBEW and would have had 60 years of membership in January. He was very proud to have worked in his chosen profession. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lucille B.; son, Loyd T. (Susan) Withrow of Westminster, Colo.; and their daughter, Shirley A. (George) Sparks of Colorado Springs; sister, Pauline Snodgrass of Joplin, Mo.; granddaughters, Jennifer Hoyt of Westminster and Michelle Redinger of Colorado Springs; grandsons, John T. and James A. Withrow, both of Westminster, Colo., Terry Davis of Denver; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Withrow, Lucille B.
Lucille B. Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Lucille B. Withrow, 80, went to be with the Lord April 25, 2004. Born May 26, 1923, in Webb City, Mo., to Claude and Bertha (Lynch) Burke. She married Loyd T. Withrow on May 17, 1941, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2001, after 60 years of marriage. Her sisters, Pauline Burke, Betty Gillaspy and Ella Deckers, also preceded her. She is survived by her loving family: son, Loyd T. (Susan) Withrow Jr., of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Shirley A. (George) Sparks of Colorado Springs; brothers, Jesse R. (Maxine) Burke of Norwalk, Calif., Claude E. Burke of Carl Junction, Mo., Donald E. Burke of Prairie Home, Mo.; sisters, Lottie P. Watson of Torrance, Calif., Ethel N. (Don) Tappana of Sedalia, Mo., Florence E. Carskaddon of Prairie Home, Mo.; sister-in-law, Pauline Snodgrass of Joplin, Mo.; grandchildren, Michelle E. Redinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jennifer (Dan) Hoyt of Denver, Colo., John T. (Michelle) Withrow and James A. Withrow of Kimball, Neb., Terry Davis of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; 10 great-grandchildren, numerous family members and friends who mourn her loss. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Witt, G. D. (Infant of)
Infant Daughter Witt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends, relatives, neighbors, Pastor Anderson, doctors, nurses and nurses aides of Corwin hospital and Doctor Nelson, for their kind and unending assistance, for flowers, funeral sprays, cards, gifts and many deeds of kindness extended us during the illness of Mrs. Mathilda Nelson, Gerson and Emma Witt, and the loss of our baby girl. May God Bless you all. - Mrs. Mathilda Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Witt and Sandra Elaine.

Witt, Henry Jesse
Henry Jesse "Hank" Witt - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2005 - Henry Jesse "Hank" Witt, 74, passed away July 6, 2005. Survived by his children, Rebecca (Brant) Dunn, Henry Jay (Lisa) Witt, Deborah (Rod) Clark, all of Pueblo West, Daniel (Karen) Witt of Peyton, Colo., and Stacye (Ty) Bradley of Clayton, N.M; sisters, Anna (Lewis) Mayer of Guymon, Okla., and LaVon Weber of Wichita, Kan.; brothers, Walt (Arthena) Witt and Jim (Nelda) Witt of Flagler, Colo.; brother-in-law, Clyde (Elise) Adams of Guymon, Okla.; sister-in-law, Earlene Witt of Hooker, Okla.; grandchildren, Kaleb (Amy), Hilary, Nathan and Bethany Dunn, Ben, Josh, Zack, Luke, Henry Jesse and Leah R. Witt, Katie and Levi Clark, Anna (John) O'Brien, Taylor and Paige Wallace, and Aaron, Karlee and Abbey Bradley; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Hattie Dunn. Preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Jean; parents, Henry A. and Anna F. Witt; sister, Clara Adams; and brother, Bill Witt. Born Jan. 23, 1931, in Hooker, Okla., Hank served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Silver Star of Valor. He was a farmer in Southeastern Colorado in the Granada area. Member of the Southwest Church of Christ. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Boulevard, with Minister Gary Aragon officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo., with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who desire may make memorials to Southwest Church of Christ's Casa de la Esperanza or Adventure in Missions Fund, through the funeral home.

Wittig, Mark John
Mark John Wittig - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1998 - Mark John Wittig, 49, passed away June 15, 1998. Survived by his wife, Linda Wittig- and sons, Mike and Jake Wittig, of the family home- mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Frances Colletti- brothers-in-law, Louis Colletti, Northglenn, and Brent (Christine) Colletti, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends and special friends, Joe and Anna Abbate. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Agnes Wittig. Mr. Wittig was a Deputy Sheriff for the last 10 years. Viewing, Thursday, June 25, 1998, at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Friday, June 26, 1998, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Jake Wittig Education Fund in care of the funeral home office.



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