The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Wood, Albert
Albert Wood – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 8, 1879 – Mr. Albert Wood, of the firm of Wood Bros., of Gardner and Silver Cliff, died at the former place on Thursday, May 1st, at two o'clock, of typhoid fever after an illness of seventeen days.  Mr. Wood was a well known and respected citizen of Gardner and his death will prove a serious loss to the community in which he resided.

Wood, Alice I.
Alice Iris Wood - Huerfano World - May 24, 1990 - Alice Iris Wood, 83, of La Veta, died Sunday May 20, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center where she had been a patient since late March. Born in Union Township, Des Moines County, IA, Dec. 25, 1906, she was reared in Iowa where she received her education through the tenth grade. About age 18, she went to Texas where she studied hairstyling and cosmetology. She worked for a time in the Houston and Galveston area until moving to Denver. In Denver she had a salon in the Park Lane Hotel and had served some of the Denver social elite, including the Boettchers and Van Scaacks. There, she also met her first husband, Olaf Mauldin, who was a member of an early La Veta pioneer family. After his death some years later she met George K. Wood and they married and moved to La Veta. Mr. Wood died in 1987. Mrs. Wood was a member of La Veta Baptist Church and Spanish Peaks Garden Club. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Garrow, La Veta; two sisters, Hazel Murch and Bernice Applegate, Denver; two grandsons, numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation with a memorial service from the Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary it Littleton. Boies Almont was in charge of local arrangements.

Wood, Bertha
Bertha Clyde-Edmundson Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1986 - Bertha Clyde-Edmundson Wood, 81, a life-long resident of Pueblo, passed away at her home, May 28, 1986. A former teacher, she began her career in 1922 teaching at Graneros, then later taught at Stone City, Banner, and Eden. She was twice regent of the Fountain-Qui-Bouille Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A member of the Pueblo Historical Society. She greatly enjoyed studying local history and genealogy. She was proud of being a member of a pioneer family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Oval Wood in 1972, and a grandson, Gregory Vito Gagliano in 1973. Mother of Jean (Allen) Cobb of Lynchburg, Va.; and Shirley (Tony) Gagliano of Pueblo. Also survived by six grand-children, five great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with interment in the Rye Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 99 Cornell Circle.

Wood, Christopher
Christopher Wood - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - La Vetan Killed - A 24-year-old La Veta man, Christopher Wood, died of massive head injuries late Sunday afternoon on Highway 160 West. Wood was pronounced dead at the scene, eight miles west of Walsenburg, after he was hit by a vehicle driven by Kimberly Clay of Hot Springs, AR, as he stood outside his pickup. Clay received a broken collarbone in the mishap. Her four passengers, Stahle Langdan of Minnesota, Gregory Dahn, Brooke Holcomb and Yri Naren, all of Colorado, Springs, all received minor injuries. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Wood was struck after Clay lost control of her vehicle on an icy spot and slid into the man which knocked him to the ground. Funeral arrangements are pending with Boies Almont Chapel.

Wood, David Sr.
David "Kent" Wood Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1997 - David "Kent" Wood Sr., born Aug. 25, 1919, in Wynne, Ark., passed away Aug. 9, 1997. Pueblo resident, formerly of Rye, Colo. He retired from the CF&I as an electrical foreman in 1976 after 34 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Betty of the family home- sons, David (Ginger) Wood, Elizabeth, Colo., Dick (Sheila) Wood of Fountain, Colo., Dale Wood of Rye, Colo., and Daryl (Cecilia) Wood of Pueblo- 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Howard (Marie) and Jack (Beverly) Wood. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry Paul and Alfreda Wood- brothers, Norman, Don, Wayne and Harold Wood. Kent deeply loved his family, the Colorado mountains, fly fishing and big game hunting. He was well-known for his wonderful sense of humor. , 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997, Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Family may be contacted at 27453 Bronco Blvd. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel.

Wood, Gladys M.
Gladys M. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1987 - Gladys M. Wood, 79, longtime Las Animas resident, died Nov. 13, 1987, at Bent County Nursing Home. Graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wood, Gloria C.
Gloria C. Wood – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 2006 - Gloria C. Wood of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 18, 2006, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James B. Wood; her parents; a sister and a brother. Survived by her sister, Margaret James; sister-in-law, Jean Cunico; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her "special someone" who was like a daughter to her. At her request, cremation with no service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, but would appreciate donations be made in Gloria's memory, to the American Heart Association.

Wood, Gregory Wayne
Sr. Master Sgt. Gregory Wayne Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1998 - Sr. Master Sgt. Gregory Wayne Wood, 44, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on July 5, 1998. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 9, 1953. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Maria (Kathy)- son, Richard- and daughter, Stephanie, now residing in Pasadena, Md. He is also survived by mother, Janie Wood- and brother, Paul (Ardy) Wood, both of Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Preceded in death by his father, Norman P. Wood. Greg enlisted in the Air Force in August 1972 and had been stationed in England, Grand Forks, N.D., Belgium, Albuquerque, N.M., Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain and most recently Fort Meade, Md. He met and married his wife, Kathy, while stationed in Grand Forks, where his children were also born. He was in the process of retiring at the time of his death. His hobbies were collecting and reading books and playing racquetball. He also served as Assistant Fire Chief of the Emerado Volunteer Fire Department from 1982-1985. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Public viewing at funeral home, noon to 8 p.m. today. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Greg's name to the American Heart Association, 2216 Chatalet, Pueblo, Colo. 81005.

Wood, Howard E.
Howard E. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2001 - Howard E. Wood, 88, passed away Nov. 11, 2001. Survived by his wife, Iris W. (nee: Dinwiddie) Wood of the family home; daughter, Peggy Ard of Pueblo; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Wilber E. and Jessie M. Wood; and twin children, Dian Jo (Wood) Martin and Donald Howard Wood. Howard was a devoted family man and avid sports fan. He retired from the C&W Railway Company where he worked as roadmaster, and was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Lonnie James officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association Parent Project through the funeral home.

Wood, James Robert
Dr. James Robert Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 1998 - Dr. James Robert Wood was born in Bristol, Colo., on Oct. 11, 1921. He passed away on March 1, 1998. He was the only child of George Otho and Minnie Sauer Wood. He spent his childhood in Granada, Colo., and graduated from the high school there in 1938, as valedictorian. He spent the next three years studying as a premed student at the University of Colorado. While there he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. He entered the CU medical school under the accelerated war time program. He joined the U.S. Navy and continued his schooling as an active member. In March of 1943 he and Ruth K. Williams were married in Lamar, Colo. He graduated from medical school as a member of the honorary society, Alpha Omega Alpha, in September of 1944. His internship was spent at Boston Memorial Hospital, then he returned to CU as a resident in internal medicine for a year until he was called back to active duty in the Navy. He first served at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital then on the U.S.S. Repose stationed in Tsingtao, China. Released from the Navy, he and his family moved to Oakland, Calif., where he became a partner in a group of doctors specializing in diseases of the chest. In 1951 he moved back to Colorado and joined Dr. Thomas Stjernholm in a practice that he loved until his retirement in 1986. They were joined by Dr. Joseph Clutter, and then by their sons, Dr. James Stjernholm and Dr. Michael Wood. He was a member of the Colorado Medical Society, the American Medical Association and a past member of the Pueblo Country Club and the Garden of the Gods Club. For many years he was a member of the shrine of St. Therese. In his retirement, he enjoyed walking with his dogs at the Pueblo Reservoir and serving as friend and caretaker to all the neighborhood dogs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo Humane Society or the charity of your choice. He is survived by his wife, Ruth- children, Dr. James (Patricia) R. Wood Jr., Sharon (David) Mason, Thomas G. and Dr. Michael (Constance) Wood- grandchildren, Kaitlyn and James Wood, Dana and Melanie Mason and Tristan (Samantha) Brendan and Nathan Wood- and a great-grandchild, Aidan Wood. He was the beloved brother-in-law of Roscoe and Dorothea Pile, Mary E. Pierce, Dr. George Williams and Donald and Ann Williams. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Following the interment, the family will greet friends at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Wood, 524 Skyline Drive, Pueblo West..

Wood, Leslie O.
Leslie Oscar Wood - Huerfano World - December 15, 1994 - Leslie Oscar Wood, 79, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 5, 1994, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Homer, NY, he and his family moved to Kit Carson when he was three-months old. In 1957, he came to Walsenburg to work with his Uncle William F. Wood in a local feed store, where he retired from in 1993. Survivors include his brothers, Donald Wood, Denver and Charles Wood, Prescott, AZ; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was Friday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel and a graveside service in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.

Wood, Marian A.
Marian A. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2001 - Marian A. Wood, 88, passed away Feb. 5, 2001, in Pueblo. Survived by her son, William M. Wood of Denver; daughters, Katherine Butler of Albany, Ore., and Margaret (John) Scorgie of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Andrew and Jean Scorgie. Preceded in death by her twin sister, Katherine Allen; and husband, Wade H. Wood. Marian was born on July 1, 1912, in La Junta, Colo. She was a graduate of the University of Denver and was "Marian the Librarian" for many years at Monte Vista High School and junior high. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Monte Vista and PEO chapter HQ. She has lived at Villa Pueblo Towers since 1993, and her family is most grateful for the loving kindness shown her by the staff there. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Villa Pueblo Towers penthouse chapel, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., with Revs. Maurie Campbell and Ray Hawkins officiating. A fitting memorial for Marian would be a gift to a library or a book for a child.

Wood, Marshall L.
Marshall Lee Wood - Huerfano World - October 20, 1994 - Marshall Lee Wood, 82, of Walsenburg formerly of Orlando, FL, died Oct. 15,1994 in Huerfano Medical Center where he had been a patient since Thursday. Born Mar. 2, 1912 in Crawfordville, IN, he lived most of his young life in Gosport, IN, moving to Orlando where he lived for 34 years, working in construction. He married Martha Kindred 57 years ago and they spent their summers here with their son Jerry. They moved to Walsenburg one and half years ago. Mr. Wood became ill with flu type symptoms just before entering the Center. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Bee Keepers Association. Survivors include his wife Martha, Walsenburg; two sons, Terry Wood and Jerry Wood, Walsenburg; a daughter, Janice Gregory, California; a sister, Nellie Bratts, Martinsville, IN; two brothers, Bill Wood, California and James Wood, South Carolina; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Oct. 19 from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Wood, Robert R.
Robert R. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 1986 - Robert R. Wood passed away April 3, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Husband of Alice H. Wood. Father of Robert (Rose) Wood Jr., Artesia, N.M.; Reeva (Leonard) Biondolillo, Pueblo, and Kathryn (Norman) Wiedrick, Pueblo. Grandfather of eight. Great-grandfather of four. Brother of Tom (Ellen) Wood, Artesia; Oran (Flora) Wood, Lake Arthur, N.M.; Delma Parker, Artesia, and Edna (Carl) Davis, Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Wood was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed at the CF&I Steel machine shop until his retirement Jan. 4, 1974. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Glenn Mueller. The family will receive friends at the chapel after the service. Please omit food and flowers; memorials may be made to the Robert Wood Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Wood, Ronald J. Sr.
Ronald J. Wood Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2004 - Ronald J. Wood Sr., 83, passed away April 27, 2004. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Iva M. Wood. Survived by his sons, Ronald J. (Ann) Wood Jr. of Kingston, Wash., and Richard A. Wood of Pueblo; brother, Russel (Thelma) Wood of Denver; grandchildren, Misty M. (Mike) Fulton of Pueblo, Richard A. Wood Jr. of Loveland, John G. (Judy) Wood of Pueblo and Peggy Wood of Pueblo; and great-grandchildren, Samantha and Jack Fulton, and Jenna Wood. Ronald was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Eastlake, Colo., and graduated from Eastlake with honors in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired as a shop foreman from the Colorado State Highway Department. His interests included fishing, bowling, working in the yard and making people laugh. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Pastor Waudell Maple officiating.

Wood, Ross Allen
Ross Allen Wood - Huerfano World - November 9, 2006 - Ross Allen Wood went home to be with the Lord November 3, 2006. He is survived by his wife Stephanie Wood and two daughters; Jasmine Wood of Chicago and Jamie Simpson of New York; three grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.

Wood, Roy G.
Roy G. "Rip" Wood - Huerfano World - June 14, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1927: Rip Wood, 29, was killed Friday while repairing Trinidad Electric Transmission, Railway and Gas Company's switches near the Pacific Coal Company's Caddell Mine. [Editor's Note: Roy G. "Rip" Wood died June 12, 1927. Obituary listed World Independent, June 14, 1927, Page 1.]

Wood, Vera S.
Vera S. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1997 - Vera S. Wood, 100, resident of The Bent County Memorial Nursing Home, died June 27, 1997. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Marlys Allen of Las Animas, William (Twila) Shirley of Manitou Springs, Lucille Hayes of Vista, Calif., Shirley (Pete) Brown of Edmond, Okla., and Harold (Pauline) Rouse of Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Horber Funeral Chapel with interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Wood, Wynn
Wynn Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1986 - Wynn Wood, May 30,1986. Wife of Albert R. Wood, who passed away May 25,1985. Stepmother of Dr. Toni Wood, California, and Mary Ann (Jeff) Morgenegg, Missouri. Sister of Pauline (Lorin) Bowman and Dale (Carma) Thomas, Kansas. Mrs. Wood operated Wynn's Keyboard in Pueblo from 1974 to 1984. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Please omit food and flowers; gifts may be given in her memory to Save the Pueblo Memorial Hall Pipe Organ Fund through the funeral home office.

Woodall, Lois Elizabeth
Lois Elizabeth (Caldwell) Woodall – Albuquerque Journal – July 27, 2000 - Lois Elizabeth (Caldwell) Woodall, 89, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, Monday, July 24, 2000. Lois was born June 24, 1911 in Weston, CO to Harvey and Elizabeth Caldwell. She grew up at Vermejo Park, NM. From 1939 until 1979, Lois was associated with her father, H. Caldwell and her brother, Earl Caldwell in a family business, H. Caldwell Motor Co., a Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership in Belen. She raised her family there who survive her: daughters, Joan Wilson, Jean Franklin, both of Albuquerque and Sue Tabet and husband, Richie of Los Lunas; son, Harvey Woodall of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren, Tamara Franklin Lang and husband, Mike of New York, NY, Troy, Todd, Travis, all of Albuquerque and Chad Tabet of Los Lunas, Aaron Wilson and wife, Peggy of Rio Rancho, David Wilson and wife, Midge of Las Cruces, Natalie Woodall of Albuquerque, Jerry Glen Franklin of House, NM and Mark Woodall of Phoenix, AZ; great-grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson and Anna Franklin; nephew, Steve Caldwell of Denver, CO and his daughter, Gillian of Albuquerque; brother, Earl Caldwell and wife, Mary Jane of Palm Desert, CA. Lois loved and was loved by so many family and friends who knew her as a gracious, gentle lady whose commitment to her family was unconditional love. She was an angel to all. Her faith in Jesus Christ was a precious gift to us all. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Jack Havens officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Woodard, Carl Max
Carl Max Woodard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2005 - Carl Max Woodard, 89, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, June 13. Preceded in death by Anna R. Woodard; children, Carla (Jon) Cowling, Fort Collins, and William W. (Missy) Woodard, Baton Rouge, La. No services per his request.

Woodard, Elaine Rose
Elaine Rose Woodard - Cortez Journal - April 12, 2006 - Joyce Elaine Rose Woodard was born on Aug. 10, 1934, to Troy and Ione Rose in Trinidad, Colo., and departed this life on April 9, 2006, at Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez. A Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce Elaine Rose Woodard is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in St. Jude Catholic Church, 432 N. Pine in Dove Creek. Father Derrek Scott will be the celebrant. A dinner will be held in the Dove Creek Community Center following the service. Inurnment will take place at 4 p.m. in the Nucla Cemetery. When Joyce was born, her father traded two steers to pay for the hospital delivery bill. Her father first worked in the mill at Telluride and then later purchased a small grocery store and named it Rose's Food Market. While in Telluride, their family expanded with three more children, Marlene, Harold and Vern. Joyce graduated from Telluride High School in 1952 and was privileged to have gone all through school, K-12, with all of the same classmates. After high school, Joyce went to Parks Business School in Denver, Colo., during the summer. She met the love of her life, Dan Woodard, during her senior year of high school. They were married on Oct. 26, 1952. Dan and Joyce made their first home in Denver, Colo., for a short time and then moved to California. They lived in various locations before finally making their home in Slick Rock, Colo., in 1966. They had a good life at Slick Rock raising their family. The family was always busy either working on the ranch or helping out in the café. During their free time, they stayed busy with 4-H, school activities and sewing. Joyce was an excellent seamstress and taught her daughters how to sew. She made her parents each a three-piece dress suit. There wasn't any TV at Slick Rock for a long time, so at night they spent many long hours playing games or cards. Joyce's grandchildren were the love of her life and you would see one or two of them with her on any given day. Joyce loved to brag about how the grandchildren all took their turn waiting tables and helping to cook when they got big enough. The grandchildren's parents thought it was amazing how the kids would love to wash dishes at the café, but never wanted to take a turn at home. Joyce loved to go arrowhead hunting and fishing, but was petrified of being out on the water. Dan bought a big pontoon and they tried to coax Joyce on it, but she was so petrified she couldn't move and Dan had to carry her onto the boat. Once on, she got on her hands and knees and was too scared to move, so Dan hurried and got the pontoon out in the middle of the lake so she couldn't see the boat rocking. Dan gave her some Tylenol and eventually she crawled up on the chair and asked Dan to bait her hook. By the end of the day, you couldn't get her off the boat. Dan and Joyce went fishing often, and she even enjoyed driving the boat. Joyce was a U.S. postal worker, and spent many years working as a postmaster. Joyce retired from the postal service in 1995 due to her disease. Joyce suffered for many years with ALS (Lou Gering's disease). If you asked Joyce how she was, she would always say, "I'm fine." That is how she lived her life, always positive. Even the week prior to her death, she asked for her walker because she said, "I'm going to walk." Joyce's favorite comment when anyone asked her if she needed help was, "I can do it myself." Very independent throughout her life, even with this debilitating disease, she never once gave up. You never heard a negative comment come out of her mouth. Joyce is survived by her husband, Dan Woodard of Slick Rock, Colo., four daughters, Dianna and Ike Fury of Cortez, Kay and Rodger Evans of Lakewood, Colo., Mary and Leon Randolph of Slick Rock, and Katrina and Gary Davidson of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Harold and Sandra Rose of Chapel Hill, N. C., and Vern and Irene Rose of Rangely, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Dan and Joyce participated in the Big Sisters of America program and were sponsors to Mary Graves. Mary is still considered part of the family and spent a lot of time with Dan and Joyce. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother and father, Troy and Ione Rose, and one sister, Marlene Rabideau. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joyce Elaine Rose Woodard to the Dove Creek Ambulance Service Fund at P.O. Box 474, Dove Creek, CO 81324. Joyce Elaine Rose Woodard is in the care of Cortez Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Hale & Gerken. For more information, call 564-0667.

Woodard, Richard L.
Richard L. “Dick, Woodard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2005 - Richard L. “Dick, Woodard, of Penrose, age 62, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on March 31, 2005. He was born May 25, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late Clarence E. and Gladys (Williams) Woodard. Dick served his country honorably in U.S. Army. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked most of his years as a clerk in the Penrose office. His passion in life was his family and spending time with his 12 year old son, Kevin playing baseball and football. He loved the outdoors and spent wonderful times backpacking in the Sangre's. Dick is survived by his wife, Cindy; four children, Kevin Woodard, Robyn, Chad and Kaylee Pringle; grandchildren, Tyler, Caleb, Scott, Kasey, Trenton and Chandler; sister, Lela Mae (Vincent) Risi; brothers, Bill (Carolyn) Woodard and James (Mary Ellen) Woodard, Robert (Helen) Woodard and Thomas (Linda) Woodard; nieces and nephews, Ruth, Jim, Becky, Kenny, Guy, Debbie, Chris, Doug, Peggy, Robin, Scott, Kendall and a special nephew John Rise. His love and caring for all of us will be so greatly missed. Private services for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Holt Chapel of the Garden with Pastor Kirk Yamaguchi officiating.

Woodard, Rose Olive
Rose Olive Woodard - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 4, 1921 - Mrs. Wm. C. Woodard, one of the best known and most beloved young matrons of this section, after making a valiant fight for her life, died Sunday morning at the mercy hospital in Durango, following an oberation [sic]. The Rev. Chambers performed the last sad rites over the remains in the Allison Church, Tuesday afternoon where her relatives and many friends had gathered to pay their last tribute to the one they loved. The Messrs. Vernon Young, Paul Barrisa, Sam Luchini, Fred and Art Frost and Raymond Hays acted as pall bearers. In the demise of Mrs. Woodard Allison has lost one its most active church and Sunday school workers, one who was always cheerful and optimistic, who was always ready with sympathy for those in trouble. During the late ware Mrs. Woodard had charge of the Red Cross work of this section and was a member of the Willing Workers society. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved ones in their hour of trouble. We cannot always understand here why loves ones are taken but “Sometime we'll understand.” Her memory and the results of her good deeds and kindly works will still live in the hearts of her loved ones and friends. Rose Olive Foster, daughter of Banj. and Mary Foster, was born in Trinidad, Colo., March 18, 1883___ , and died in Durango, Colo., Feb. 27, 1921. She came to Allison in 1904, where she was united in marriage with Wm. C. Woodard on May 4 of that year. She leaves to mourn her passing on: her husband, Wm. C. Woodard; mother, Mrs. Mary Harper of Pueblo; one sister, Mrs. Chas. Long, of Durango; and two brothers, W. L. Harper of Durango and Louis Harper of Pueblo.

Woodard, Till
Till Woodward – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Till Woodward is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Till Woodward: American, age 25, single. He was an electrician for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado under the name of Till Woodard. Click here for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Woodhall, B. F.
B. F. Woodhall - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 23, 1879 - Died - At Greenfield, Indiana, of consumption, B. F. Woodhall. The deceased was well known in Pueblo, having many friends here.

Woodka, Sydney Erin
Sydney Erin Woodka - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Sydney Erin Woodka, 19, Aug. 22, 2004. Her absolute joy, love and happiness far outweighed the severe health problems that Sydney bravely faced throughout her lifetime. Sydney graced us each day with an opportunity to learn more about life and ourselves. She greeted everyone with openness and love; she was always glad to see you; she let others provide for her; she never complained about her situation - these were the lessons we learned. We called her our “professional baby,” and in this vocation she excelled. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her father and mother, Chris and Mary Woodka, of Pueblo; her sisters, Courtney Woodka, of Pueblo, and Laura (Andy) Arcilise, of Arvada; nephews, Noah and Reichle Arcilise, of Arvada; and grandmother, Arlene Rhinehart, of Kirkwood, Ill. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Sydney enjoyed the company of her family, helium balloons and the “bunny-monkey gang,” a collection of stuffed animals she accumulated over the years. Her special fondness for the stuffed monkeys among that motley crew has led us to establish a memorial fund in her honor for the Monkey Mountain renovation project, c/o The Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. There will be private family services. No flowers or food, please.

Woodling, Catherine M.
Catherine M. Woodling – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Catherine M. Woodling, 94, passed away Sept. 15, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Woodling, on April 22, 1983. She is survived by two sons, John (Lori Martin) and Howell Woodling; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Catherine belonged to Beta Sigma Phi for more than 50 years. She served during WWII in the U.S. Army, and also served as a nurse in the Army Nurses Corp. She also was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Ave,, Pueblo, CO, 81004. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the Alzheimer Association through the funeral home.

Woodman, Christine
Christine Woodman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2002 - Passed away April 1, 2002, in Pueblo. Christine was born March 25, 1907, in Atlanta, Texas. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church. She enjoyed genealogy work and was a founder of the DAR Chapter in Salida. She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Woodman, earlier this year. Christine is survived by her sons, William of Pueblo and James (Lynn) of Spain; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory.

Woodman, David A.
David A. Woodman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2005 - David A. Woodman, 47, lost his three-year battle with cancer on March 7, 2005, at his home in Aurora. He is survived by his wife, Linda; four children; five grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; as well as his parents, Jack and Elizabeth Woodman of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, no public viewing or service. Cremation has taken place.

Woodman, George W. (Child of)
Child of George W. Woodman - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 2, 1879 - We regret to learn that Mr. George W. Woodman has had the misfortunes to lose one of his children by diphtheria at Trinidad. Another child has lost its voice from the same cause. Woodman has our heartfelt sympathy in his affliction.

Woodman, James O.
James O. Woodman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Passed away March 10, 2002, in Pueblo. James was born on Sept. 26, 1906, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Woodman managed a Dairyman's Coop in Texas until 1970 and moved to Pueblo in 1993. James is survived by his wife, Christine; sons, William of Pueblo and James (Lynn) of Spain; sisters, Daisy Besse of Austin, Texas, and Mary Pierson of California; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory.

Woodman, Wallace
Wallace Woodman - Huerfano World - September 7, 2000 - Arrangements are pending with Boles-Ortega Funeral Home for Wallace Woodman who died Sept. 5, 2000 at Huerfano Medical Center. Direct cremation at Boies-Ortega Crematorium in Pueblo.

Woodring, Ernest J.
Ernest J. "Ernie" Woodring - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1999 - Ernest J. "Ernie" Woodring, 86, longtime Cheraw area resident, died Dec. 29, 1999, in La Junta. Services, 10:30 a.m. today, at the Cheraw United Methodist Church. Memorials to the Cheraw United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80203.

Woodring, Ewell C.
Ewell C. Woodring - Huerfano World - April 11, 1991 - Ewell C. Woodring, 80, of La Veta, died at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in La Veta Feb. 18, 1910, to Henry C. and Lula Alexander Woodring, he was reared on the family farm and attended local schools. Mr. Woodring is survived by his wife, Lucille, of the family home; two sons James Willcox, La Veta and Richard Willcox, Englewood; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Funeral service was Wednesday from La Veta Methodist Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requested donations be made to La Veta Methodist Church for the furnace project. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World - April 11, 1991 - Friends and family gathered at the Woodring home in La Veta this week to pay homage to the life of Ewell Woodring who died at home Saturday night and to bring love and to show sympathy to his widow Lucille (Lucy) Woodring and family. Funeral service was held at United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday followed by burial in La Veta Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dick Willcox of Denver, James Willcox, Rick Sherbondy of Kiowa, Wayne Smith, Ellis Weir and John Berghofer of Navajo. Luncheon was served the family and friends at the church by United Methodist women preceding the services conducted by The Rev. Eugene Schulz of Walsenburg. Eileen Bankson and Peggy Arnold provided the music. Among the out-of-town relatives were Dick and Georgia Willcox and son Rodney of Denver and numerous cousins of Pueblo. The family requests that instead of flowers, contributions be made to the furnace fund for the church. During the last week of Ewell's illness, comfort and aid were provided by Care Unlimited, the new hospice in La Veta. A strong personality with a lifetime of interesting experiences, Ewell always had a story to tell. He had spent his entire life in the ranch home in which he was born except for the past year when he and Lucy moved into their La Veta home.

Woodring, Flora
Miss Flora Woodring - La Veta Signature - February 18, 1988 - Miss Flora Woodring, 94, of La Veta, died Saturday, February 6, at the Huerfano County Hospital where she had been a long term care patient for the past three years. Miss Woodring was born at La Veta on November 15, 1893. She graduated from La Veta High School and then attended Mid-West Business College in Pueblo. She worked for the Kirkpatrick Trading Company in Walsenburg several years, then moved to San Francisco, California, where she worked for Tea Garden and Safeway for thirty-seven years. She retired in 1958, at which time she returned to La Veta. While in San Francisco, she attended the Glide Memorial Methodist Church. She was a current member of the La Veta United Methodist Church and had served as treasurer many years. She had also been a voluntary bookkeeper of the La Veta Cemetery District. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lula Woodring, a brother, Jones Woodring, and a sister, Winnie Bailey. Surviving Miss Woodring are a brother, Ewell Woodring, La Veta, a sister Elsie Evans, Antioch, California, and three nephews, Melvin Evans, Walnut Creek, CA, Richard Willcox, Denver, and James Willcox, La Veta. Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at the La Veta United Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh Marsh officiating. Interment was in the La Veta Cemetery. A Memorial Fund has been established at the United Methodist Church. Proceeds will go to the purchase of a new furnace for the church.

Woodring, Jones Allen
Jones Allen Woodring - Huerfano World - December 5, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Jones Allen Woodring, 17, was killed when he fell off of his horse in a freak accident.

Woodring, Leona G.
Leona G. Woodring - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2001 - Leona G. Woodring, 87, of La Junta, died Sept. 26, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Services, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Cheraw United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Dudley officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cheraw United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice direct or through the funeral home.

Woodring, Lucille Helen
Lucille Helen Woodring - Huerfano World - January 10, 2002 - Lucille Helen Woodring, 79, of La Veta, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001. Mrs. Woodring was born on May 11, 1922 in Pueblo to Clyde and Alta Kuntz. She was a member of the La Veta United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women (UMW), Breakfast Club, Study Club, Stitch & Chat, Cowbelles, the Historical Society and the Spoon River Players. Mrs. Woodring is survived by her sons, James (Bobbie) Willcox, La Veta, and Richard (Georgia) Willcox, Littleton; a brother, Stanley (Dorothy) Kuntz, Des Moines, WA; grandsons, Jason (Amy) Willcox, Aurora, Loren Willcox, La Veta, Rodney Willcox and Christopher (Rhonda) Willcox, Denver; one granddaughter, Amber Willcox, La Veta; and five great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, life long rancher in La Veta, Ewell C. Woodring; grandson, Randy Willcox; and a brother, Walter Kuntz. Memorial service was Monday, Dec. 31, at the La Veta United Methodist Church with Tom Janoski officiating. Cremation, Almont Crematory, with burial of cremains at the La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Helping Hands Ministries, 1101 Arizona Ave., Trinidad, 81082 or La Veta Methodist Church, La Veta, 81055.

Woodruff, Jack Elbert
Jack Elbert Woodruff - Petit Jean County Headlight – April 9, 2004 - Morrilton, AR - Jack Elbert Woodruff Sr., 73, of Springfield, died Friday, March 26, 2004. He was born March 30, 1930, in Walsenburg, Colo., a son of Marian Smith Rodriguez of Morrilton and the late Lynn Woodruff. He was a member of the American Legion and Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired foreman with Union Carbide. Other than his mother, survivors include his wife, Ruth (Brossard) Woodruff; two sons, Jack Woodruff Jr. of Ohio, and Donald Woodruff of Cabot; a daughter, Leahan Bock of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Joy Scott of Arizona and Elizabeth Rodriguez of Colorado; a brother, Earl Woodruff of Oregon; his stepfather, Benny Rodriguez of Morrilton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway. Memorials may be made to the Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Woodruff, W. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. H. Woodruff - Huerfano World - January 2, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History -1916: Mrs. W.H. Woodruff, nee Arnold, died and was buried in Oregon. She was the daughter of Mrs. Roberts of La Veta.

Woodruff, William Hibben
William Hibben Woodruff - Walsenburg World-Independent - December 6, 1932 - William Woodruff Funeral To Be Held Wednesday - William Hibben Woodruff, aged 66, died at the home of his son, Ray Woodruff, Saturday, December 3. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woodruff had been visiting in Trinidad and found their father had passed away upon their return home about 10 o'clock. William Woodruff came to Colorado about 40 years ago and moved to La Veta 38 years ago. He was a member of the La Veta Lodge of the W.O.W. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Walsenburg at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Rev. A. G. Batstone officiating. Interment in the Masonic Cemetery under direction of Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Woodruff of Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Michael of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Mrs. Lyda Martin of San Diego, Calif.; by five sons, Ray, Olin, Linn, and Harold, of this city, and Kenneth Woodruff of San Diego; and by one daughter, Mrs. Velma Martin, Cathlamet, Washington. Huerfano World - December 17, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1932: William H. Woodruff, former postmaster and businessman of La Veta since 1894, died. He leaves five sons, Ray, Olin, Linn, Harold and Kenneth and a daughter Mrs. Velma Martin. 

Woods, Deborah L.
Debra L. Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1997 - Debra L. Woods, 39, passed away Dec. 10, 1997. Survived by her husband, Daniel P. Woods- children, Trisha, Marian and Misty Kay Woods- stepchildren, Michael and Konnie Woods- parents, Bob and Phyllis Siegfreid- mother-in-law, Mary E. Woods- sisters, Sandra (Mike) Berckefeldt and Shari (Roland) Arrighi- brothers-in-law, Philip M. Woods and Barry S. (Jane) Woods- sister-in-law, Mary G.(John) Squire- grandfather, Floyd (Annette) Siegfreid- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Woods, Delbert Ralph
Delbert Ralph Woods - Huerfano World - January 6, 2000 - Delbert Ralph Woods, 72, of Denver, formerly of La Veta, died Jan. 3, 2000 in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Denver. Born Jan. 6, 1927 in Bates County, MO, to Thomas Marion and Bertha Ruth Rogers Woods, he worked as a contractor in the tile industry. He served in the U.S. Navy. He grew up in the La Veta area and was a resident of the Colorado State Veterans' Nursing Home in Walsenburg until about two months ago. Survivors include two children, Donald R. Woods, Denver and Douglas R. Woods, Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren. Military graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday (today) in La Veta Cemetery.

Woods, Grant
Grant Woods - Bayfield Blade - December 15, 1910 - Grant Woods, aged 28, an employe of the Trinidad Tile works was whirled around a fly wheel at the plant early and killed.

Woods, Jackie
Jackie Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Jackie Woods, 65, passed away Aug. 29, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Woods- daughter, Kathy McMahon- parents, Orval and Ruby Bristol- and brother, Derrill Howe. Survived by daughters, Verna (Bobby) Escola, Fort Bragg, Calif., and Leona Woods of Pueblo- grandchildren, Alyssa Escola and Kayla Escola- as well as numerous other family members- and dear friends. Member, Broadway & Orman Church of Christ, Women of Red Mountain and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW. She also volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. , 10 a.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Group of Broadway & Orman, 611 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo., 81004. The family will receive friends at Broadway & Orman Church of Christ following the service.

Woods, John Franklin
John Franklin Woods - World Independent – November 26, 1947 – The body of John Franklin Woods was forwarded to Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday evening for services and interment there. The body was accompanied there by his wife, Irene, and son, John. Arrangements here were under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Woods, John G.
John Gordon Woods - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - John Gordon Woods, 68, of Commerce City, was killed Aug. 26, 1994 in a small plane crash in the Medicine Row mountain range south of Centennial in southeastern Wyoming. Mr. Woods was employed by Barbacovi Motor Company in the 1950s and lived on the highway to La Veta near Sand Arroyo. He was a retired Colorado State employee having left Walsenburg about 20 years ago. He once owned the Colorado Hotel in Walsenburg.

Woods, Kenneth Leroy
Kenneth Leroy Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2005 - Kenneth Leroy Woods, 51, died on April 16, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ken was born Nov. 27, 1953, in Bent County, Las Animas, Colo., to Frank J. and Ruth Woods. After graduation from high school, he attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 and Masters to Mechanical Engineering in 1988. Ken also attended Chapel Hills Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. On July 27, 1974, he married Sherri A. (Jones). Ken is survived by his wife, Sherri; daughters, Rebecca Hartman and Katherine Woods of Colorado Springs; mother, Ruth Shoemaker of La Junta, Colo.; father, Frank J. Woods, Denver, Colo.; one grandchild; sister, Karen McDivitt of Colorado Springs. Ken is preceded in death by his brother, Frank E. Woods. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2005, Las Animas Cemetery, Las Animas, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken's name to the hospice of givers choice.

Woods, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1998 - Ralph E. Woods, 77, of rural Lamar, died, Dec. 15, 1998. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Burial with military honors at Fort Lyon Veterans National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice.

Woods, Vernon O.
Vernon O. Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2002 - Vernon O. Woods, 83, departed this life Nov. 10, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 28, 1919, in Mount Holly, Ark., she was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for the city of Detroit, Mich. She was an excellent cook who took pride in her flower and vegetable gardens. She also was an avid reader with a very strong faith in her God and His deliverance. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Leola (Turner) Cowser; a brother, Alvin Cowser; daughter, Frances McCarter; second husband, Sanford Woods. Survived by her children, Deborah (Charles) Pool, Pueblo, Benjie Woods, Gene (Carroll) Woods, Sanford (Shirley) Woods, all of Detroit, Mich., Anthony (Rhonda) Gilmore, Ypsilanti, Mich., Nathaniel (Jan) Gilmore, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Thelma Maddox; nephew, Earl Sanders, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; 27 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends to include her former first husband, Nathaniel Gilmore, of California. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Rev. Steve Mack, Pastor of Eighth Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3221 Northridge Drive.

Woodson, Lucy Anna
Lucy Anna Woodson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2001 - Lucy Anna Woodson, 73, Pueblo resident for the past 42 years, departed this life Sept. 18, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born May 19, 1928, in Canandaigua, N.Y. She was a retired restaurant cook. Member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 163, she enjoyed bowling, fishing, watching the Broncos and Rockies, traveling, dancing and listening to jazz music. Mrs. Woodson also lived in Trinidad with her late husband, Leonard E. "Chunky" Woodson Sr., in 1951. He preceded her in death along with her daughters, Carol Woodson Rawlings, and Karen Woodson; and parents, Howard and Lucy Hollis; siblings, Ada, Louise, Mary Ann, Leo, Bill and Howard Hollis; and cousin, James H. "Jim" McNeal. Survived by her son, Leonard E. (Diane) Woodson Jr.; two sisters, Leola Adams and Anna Bennett; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave., Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the family home.

Woodward, C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. Woodward – Bayfield Blade – March 10, 1916 – Children of five generations, some of whom live in Trinidad, mourn the death of Mrs. C. Woodward, 95 years of age, who died at her home in La Junta. The deceased is survived by two children, fifteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Woodward, Herbert Neil Jr.
Herbert Neil Woodward Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 - Herbert Neil Woodward Jr., devoted father and loving husband, passed away on July 23, 2004. Born in Butler, Pa., on Sept. 28, 1924, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; sons, Neil Woodward of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brent Woodward of Westwood, N. J., and Mark Woodward of Pueblo; their spouses and three grandchildren. "Woody" retired after 37 years with the CF&I as an accountant. He served in World War II as a B-24 pilot with the 752nd Air Squadron of the 8th Army Air Corps in the European Theater. He was an avid bicyclist, logging almost 70,000 miles since retirement. He was a 56-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 31. There will be a gathering for family and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the family home to honor his life. Private family services will be held later. The family is grateful to the entire staff of Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Sloan and Dr. Denton for their excellent care. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Woodward, Till
Till Woodward – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Till Woodward is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Till Woodward: American, age 25, single. He was an electrician for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado under the name of Till Woodard. See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Woodworth, J. H.
Mr. J. H. Woodworth - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 27, 1868 - We learn by private letter, written from Bent's Fort, to a gentleman in this place, that much excitement exists in consequence of the outrages which have been and are being committed along the Smoky Hill route, by Indians. It is reported that they killed twelve families near Harker, and proceeded up the road, murdering all small parties with which they came in contact. Mr. J. H. Woodworth (familiarly known as "Muggins," by many of our citizens) was killed last Saturday evening at Big Timbers Station, near Cheyenne Wells. He started from the station to drive in his stock, and had not proceeded more than four hundred yards, when he was surrounded by thirteen Indians and shot dead. At last accounts, they were in the vicinity of Cheyenne Wells. The writer of the letter says he anticipates serious troubles for some time yet.

Woodworth, Myrene Faith
Myrene Faith Woodworth - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 2, 1997 - Myrene Faith Woodworth 70, a housewife, died Jan. 31, 1997, at a local hospital. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Eastborough Church of the Nazarene, 4123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with the Rev. Zell Woodworth officiating. Mrs. Woodworth was born July 30, 1926, in Pueblo to Dr. Burl and the Rev. Ella Tappana, who are deceased. She was married Nov. 7, 1944, in Creighton, Neb., to Zell Delos Woodworth, who is also deceased. She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Zell of Colorado Springs and William Burl of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters, Connie Dockum of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mariella Wilson of Lakeside, Neb.; two sisters, Mary Lou Frazier of Baltimore and Carol Vernon of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Woodworth was an area resident since 1979. She was a member of the Eastborough Church of the Nazarene. She now resides in heaven with her Jesus and her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastborough Church of the Nazarene, 4123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.

Woody, James B.
James B. Woody - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1983 - James B. Woody, 301 W. Douglas, Canon City. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 1983, Andrews Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Leaming officiating. Masonic rights by Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15 AF&AM. Interment 2:30 p.m. at La Veta Cemetery, La Veta, Colo. The family prefers donations to the Night Templar Foundation, care of A. Young, 1415 Greenwood, Canon City, Colo. 81212.

Woodyard, Merwyn C.
Merwyn C. Woodyard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2006 - Merwyn C. Woodyard. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the DAV through Montgomery & Steward.

Woodyard, Minnie L. F.
Minnie L. F. Woodyard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 6, 1987 - Mrs. Minnie L. F. Woodyard, late of 428 Acero, passed away Jan. 2, 1987. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. Exa B. Bertram, Pueblo; with whom she had resided, and Mrs. Zoe A. Reynolds, Seaside, Calif. She is survived also by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Born April 8, 1890, in Savannah, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was married to Charles M. Woodyard on March 15, 1906. He preceded her in death. She is also predeceased by her sons, Hollis E. Woodyard and Orville M. Woodyard. She was a freight agent for the D&RGW and served as postmistress at Graneros, Colo., as well as being a notary public and deputy sheriff under Joe Tucker. Member of Colonial Dames XVII; Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Valley Chapter; Missouri Historical Society; past president of the auxiliaries of the Spanish-American War Veteran; the VFW and the Women's Democratic Club, serving as precinct chairwomen. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Wookey, Donald George
Donald George Wookey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2006 - Donald George Wookey, 74, born Jan. 23, 1931, passed away Jan. 18, 2006. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 31 years, Marjorie K. Wookey. Survived by two stepsons, Ronald and David Struthers. Donald was born in Fowler, Colo., and was a United States Army veteran. He had a long and fruitful career of 35 years as a steam engineer supervisor for the Pueblo Army Depot. At his request, cremation has taken place with no services to be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice in Donald's memory.

Woolen, John T.
John T. Woolen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - John T. Woolen, 88, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2005, in Walsenburg, Colo. Born June 24, 1916, in Harper, Okla., to Sylvester and Emma Woolen, who preceded him along with his loving wife of 50 years, Edith Woolen; and grandson, Randall Woolen. Survived by his children, Dixie (R.R.) Dockter and Richard Woolen; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, three sisters and a brother. Visitation, 8 to 5 p.m. Friday, with funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorials may be made in his memory to Meals On Wheels through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the American Legion Hall, 2420 Santa Fe Dr., Pueblo, after the interment.

Woolery, Mimi S.
Mimi S. Woolery - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 11, 2007 - Mimi S. Woolery passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Pueblo West, Colorado. She was born on April 18, 1947 in Buffalo, NY. Mimi is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Ray Woolery; sons, Joseph Malachy Woolery, William Daniel Ray Woolery; grandchildren, Aniela Michelle Woolery, Riley Thaddeus Woolery, Isabella Madison Woolery; daughters-in-law, Ginney Merilea Woolery, Kimberly Ayn Woolery; brothers and sister, Kevin, Mike, and Debbie Clarke. She graduated from Mater Dei High School. On August 28, 1969, Mimi married Ronald R. Woolery in Las Vegas, NV. Mimi had made Colorado her home. She and her husband are Owners of the American Poolplayers Association. A celebration of Mimi's life will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Woolfe, Marion O.
Marion O. Woolfe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1998 - Marion O. Woolfe, 85, of Aguilar and Trinidad, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, in Trinidad. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Trinidad. Huerfano World - January 22, 1998 - Marion O. (Duck) Woolfe, 85, of Aguilar and Trinidad, died Jan. 15, 1998 in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. Mr. Woolfe worked in the coal mines near Aguilar for many years and for CF&I Steel Mill for 20 years. He was also engaged in ranching and raising cattle. Survivors include two brothers, George Woolfe, Paonia and Delbert Woolfe, Amarillo, TX; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Woolfe, Robert
Robert Woolfe - Huerfano World - November 5, 1992 - Robert M. "Spunky" Woolfe, 55, of Walsenburg, formerly of Aguilar, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992 in the Walsenburg Care Center where he had been in residence for the past 29 years. Born in Aguilar, June 30, 1937, he graduated from Aguilar High School and worked for CF&I for seven years. Survivors include his father, Marion, Aguilar, numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Chapel. Burial was in K P Cemetery in Aguilar.

Woolsey, Donald Wayne
Donald Wayne Woolsey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Donald Wayne Woolsey, 62, departed this life Feb. 24, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness. A Pueblo resident for the past 19 years, Mr. Woolsey was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Decatur, Ill. He also lived in the Denver area. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an automobile dealer, and was owner/manager of Dandy's Don' s Auto Sales for more than 12 years in Pueblo, before his health began to fail him. Mr. Woolsey enjoyed golfing, fishing, reading, biking and restoring older model cars. Preceded in death his parents, Harry Thomas and Virginia Maxine Burchard Woolsey; brother, Harry Thomas Woolsey Jr. Survived by his beloved wife, Earlene Louise Woolsey; children, Deena (Mark) Bornowski, Pueblo, Virginia (Les) Telfer, Pueblo West, James (Janice) Hooks, Pueblo, Dana Bulla, Cerra Gordo, Ill., Denise Huckaba, Mesa, Ariz., Donald Wayne Woolsey Jr., Hot Springs, Ark.; nine grandchildren; two aunts, Sally Huston Redden, JoAnn (Bob) Williams, both of Decatur, Ill.; other relatives and friends. At Mr. Woolsey's request, no formal service. Cremation has taken place. The Woolsey Family will receive friends at the family home in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, in Don's memory.

Woolsey, Irene Furphy
Irene Furphy Woolsey - Huerfano World - October 4, 2001 - Irene Furphy Woolsey died Aug. 15, 2001 in Littleton. She was born Feb. 2, 1933 in Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary School in 1951. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, in June 2000. She is survived by daughters, Lynn (Jack) Lohse, Grand Junction, Julie (Jim) Gould, Northglenn, Dorothy Woolsey (Phil Johnson), Dumont, and Missy (Alan) Marsh, Denver; and sisters and brothers, Loretta Luttrell, Pueblo, Eleanor (Perry) James, Colorado Springs Patricia (Ted) Zorich, Colorado City, George (May Ann) Furphy, Chicago, IL, Robert (Joyce) Furphy, San Diego, CA, and Frances (Ben) Torres, Colorado Springs. Memorial mass was held Aug. 21 at St. Rose of Lima in Denver.

Woolsey, Mathew H.
Mathew H. Woolsey – Trinidad Chronicle – June 1, 1966 - Funeral services for Mr. Mathew H. Woolsey were held today at 2 p.m. from the Campbell - Lewis Chapel.  Rev. Russell Rose officiated.  Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ralph Reagan, Clell Reagan, Lloyd Goodrich, Jack Goode and Paul Ballard and Jackie Goode. [Contributor's Note: My grandfather died on May 29, 1966, so the obituary was probably printed on May 31 or June 1.]

Woolsey, Reana
Reana Woolsey – Trinidad Chronicle – April 26, 1979 – Trinidad (C-SJ) - Funeral services for Reana Woolsey will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis-Swickard Mortuary Chapel, with burial in Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Woolsey died April 24, 1979, at Mount San Rafael Hospital.  She was born Sept. 2, 1891, in Texas.  She and her late husband spent most of their lives farming and ranching in the Kim area.  She moved to Trinidad in 1964. Survivors include a daughter, Muriel Woolsey of Albuquerque N.M. [Contributor's Note: The above information wasn't exactly accurate.  My grandparents moved from near Kim to Trinidad in 1958 or 59.]

Wooten, Raymond C.
Raymond C. Wooten - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1998 - Raymond C. Wooten, passed away Nov. 24, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Leota Wooten- daughters, Carol Knapp, Pueblo, and Lynne Wooten, North Dakota- grandchildren, Kelly and Lisa Knapp- brother, Clayton (Sara) Wooten, New Mexico- sister, Virginia Gerk, New Mexico- son-in-law, Michael Knapp- numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mr. Wooten was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and retired from the CF&I. He was also an Army veteran, having served in World War II. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Wooters, Parley P.
Parley Paul Wooters - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2003 - Parley Paul Wooters, 102, passed away June 23, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 15, 1901, in Centralia, Ill., to Parley I. and Bessie Wooters, who preceded him in death, along with his wife, Ruth Wooters, in 1984. Survived by his children, Donald (Pearl) Wooters and Audrey Mae (Daniel) Moseley; two granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Samuel J. Wooters; sister, Medora Stump; and other relatives. Memorial graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wooton, Leota P.
Leota P. Wooton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - Leota P. Wooton, 83, went to be with the Lord Nov. 14, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Beemer, Neb., to Paul and Emma Schuelter, who preceded her; along with her loving husband of 48 years, Raymond C. Wooten; brother, Raymen Schuelter. Survived by a daughter, Carol A. Knapp; granddaughters, Kelly and Lisa Knapp; son-in-law, Michael Knapp; numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral service at her church, Trinity Lutheran Church, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to her church, Trinity Lutheran, 701 W. Evans.

Wootton, Richens Lacy
Richens Lacy "Uncle Dick" Wootton - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - August 24, 1893 - Death of a Colorado Pioneer - Trinidad, August 23. – “Uncle Dick” Wootton, a well known pioneer of this region and father of Representative R. L. Wootton, is dead. He was nearly 80 years of age, and had been ailing for three months. The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m., at the Catholic Church. A wife and three children survive him. “Uncle Dick” Wootton had an eventful life. He was one of the most noted hunters and trappers of the Rocky mountain region. He was born in Virginia in 1816, of Scotch parentage. At 17 he went to Mississippi, two year later went to Missouri, and then, at 20 years of age, joined a wagon train for what is now Colorado. Here he entered upon a life of trading, path-finding, Indian fighting, taking long trips with a few companions into the wilds of Colorado and Wyoming. On his longest expedition he penetrated to Yellowstone and then to Vancouver. He established a buffalo camp on the present site of Pueblo. In '45 he was fighting Indians in New Mexico. In '52 he caught the gold fever and went to California. In '57 and '58 he was government freighter. In the latter part of '58 he located in the nucleus of what is now Denver and opened a store here. In 1865 he settled permanently at Sampson's Rest, near Trinidad, where he has since lived.

Worcester, J. F.
J. F. Worcester – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 30, 1874 – Mr. J. F. Worcester, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts, died in this city on Monday morning.  He came to Pueblo, suffering from consumption, last fall, and was employed by Messrs. Cooper Bro's, to do such light work as he was able to perform.  Mr. R. C. Cooper went out to their ranch on Saturday and finding Mr. Worcester worse than usual, brought his to town and kindly cared for him until he died.  Nothing is known as to the whereabouts of his relations.

Worden, Jackie
Jackie Worden – Pueblo Chieftain – August 30, 2006 – Jackie Worden left this earth on Aug. 28, 2006 to be with her Savior Jesus, her husband Elvis, daughter Gina and numerous family. One of sixteen children, Jackie was born in Dumas, Miss. on Sept. 15, 1919 to Leonard and Hattie Lindsey. Jackie resided in Pueblo West with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren Sam and Nicki Brown. She left 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 3 daughters, a son, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom, (Granny) we'll see you in heaven. Graveside service Imperial Memorial Gardens Thursday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at family home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice

Work, Geo. H. F.
Geo. H. F. Work - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 2, 1879 - Died - In this city December 27th 1878, Geo. H. F. Work, aged 44 years. Funeral service will be held at one o'clock today at his late residence on Eleventh Street.

Work, George H. F.
George H. F. Work – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 2, 1879 – Died in this city, December 25th, 1878, Geo. H. F. Work, aged 44 years. Funeral services will be held at one o'clock P.M. today at his late residence on Eleventh street. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 2, 1879 – George H. F. Work – Mr. George H. F. Work died at his residence in this city on Christmas day, after a prolonged illness, aged about 44 years. Mr. Work came to Pueblo about six years ago, suffering severely with consumption together with other diseases. His indomitable pluck and wonderful spirits sustained him when almost every one supposed him at the point of death, and time after time he rallied, until at last his constitution became completely broken down and he died. Mr. Work was born, we believe, in the state of Connecticut, and was left an orphan when quite young. He was brought up by an uncle and aunt, and when a youth went to Illinois, where after engaging in mercantile pursuits for (a) time he studied law and became one of the foremost members of the bar in Carlinville in that state. After a time his health broke down and after traveling for a time in the south he came here and remained until his death. During the time of his residence here he held the position of deputy receiver of the United States land office and afterwards that of clerk of the district court. The latter position he was compelled to resign on account of failing health. Mr. Work was possessed of an endless fund of humor and as a story teller had few equals. He had many friends who will deeply feel his loss. The deceased will be buried with Masonic ceremonies today at half past one o'clock.

Workman, Joseph
Joseph Workman - Huerfano World - July 13, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1904: Died, Joseph Workman, 62, who came to Walsenburg in 1888 from Canada for a cure for his asthma. He has operated a furniture business since 1894.

Workman, W. A. (Infant of)
Infant Workman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1920 - Infant of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Workman, died Aug. 24, at a local hospital. Body at McCarthy's.

Worm, Alex Eugene
Alex Eugene Worm - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2005 - Alex Eugene Worm, 43, died at home in Aurora, Colo. on March 18, 2005, from respiratory disease and heart complications. He was born in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 18, 1961. He lived in Alamosa, Colo., from the age of 4 through graduation from Adams State College. He is survived by his dear friend, Glenda Suazo; parents, Beverly and Carroll Worm; brother, Thane (Charlene) Worm; sister, Camas Worm; nephew, Jeremy Worm; niece, Kaylea Worm; aunts, Virleen Burke, Connie (Rich) Friedman, Pat Garner, Madonna Worm, Donna Rose (Jerry) Cheney and Phrone Railsback; uncles, Dale (Betty) Worm and Ed (Raina) Stroman. Preceded in death by nephews, Christopher and Joshua Worm, ages 6 and 8, sons of Thane and Charlene. He worked as a substitute teacher in Denver. Alex enjoyed bicycling, skiing, camping, hunting with his dad and art work. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating.

Wormley, Frederick Pontius
Frederick Pontius Wormley – Durango Democrat – October 20, 1905 – Veteran Express Employe Dead – Pueblo, Oct. 19 – Frederick Pontius Wormley, a well known and popular citizen of Pueblo and a pioneer of Colorado, died at his home today at the age of 75 years, after a long illness. Mr. Wormley was a veteran employe of the American Express company, and carried the first express matter… (the end of the obituary is unreadable).

Wormuth, Sheldon Jr.
Sheldon "Sonny" "Teddy" Wormuth Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1987 - Sheldon "Sonny" "Teddy" Wormuth Jr., 40, of Clearfield, Pa., formerly of Pueblo, April 25. Bennett Houser Funeral Home.

Wort, Beulah M.
Beulah M. Wort - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Beulah M. Wort, born May 13, 1915, in Granada, Colo., passed away Feb. 15, 1998, in Canon City. Preceded in death by husband, John Wort, 1986, and son, Henry Lee Wort, 1994. Survivors include her daughter, Violet (Harold) Jones, Cove, Ark., and Kitty Lou (Michael) Felix, Knoxville, Tenn.- 11 grandchildren- several great-grandchildren- and one brother, Ivan (Muriel) Moon. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until service time.

Wort, John Edward
John Edward Wort - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1986 - John Edward Wort, Pueblo resident since 1939, passed away June 30, 1986. Mr. Wort retired from the Pueblo Water Works after 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Beulah May Wort, of the family home; daughters, Katherine Louise (Royce) Gilliam, Blackwater, Va., Violet Ruth (James) Ellis, Wetmore, and a son, Henry Lee (Anna) Wort, Florence; four sisters, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. H. C. Pedersen of the Immanuel Missionary Church officiating. Interment was at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the home of Henry Wort, 720 E. Main, Space 1, Florence, Colo.

Worthington, Bethel M.
Bethel M. Worthington - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 3, 2002 - Bethel M. Worthington, 97, passed away February 16, 2002 at a Colorado Springs care facility. Mrs. Worthington was born May 21, 1904 in Big Springs, Kansas, the daughter of Harley I. and Cora F. (Shaffer) Spencer. She was married to W.P. Worthington on September 6, 1922 in Topeka, Kansas. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1960. Mr. Worthington died in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Wayne E., Colorado Springs, and W. Dean, Pomona, Kansas; two daughters, Virginia Pollom, Tecumseh, Kansas, and Marjorie Peterson, Sun City, Arizona; two sisters, Esther Spencer, Topeka, Kansas and Arlene Johnson, Carbondale, Kansas; a brother, Frank Spencer, Lawrence, Kansas. She had 12 grandchildren, including Bill Worthington of Colorado Springs and Jean White of Pueblo; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held in Topeka, Kansas on Friday, February 22, 2002, followed by burial in Tecumseh, Kansas.

Worthington, Francis
Francis Worthington – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – August 15, 1875 – Died on August 11th, at the Black Hill ranche, Huerfano County, Colorado, at the residence of Chas. J. Worthington, brother of the deceased, Francis, third son of the late Robert Worthington, of Altrincham, Cheshire, England, aged twenty-six years.

Worthley, Richard S.
Richard S. Worthley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2002 - Richard S. Worthley passed away April 28, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Lincoln, Neb., to Evans and Edna Worthley. Richard served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a clerk typist in Europe. Upon his discharge, he married his college sweetheart, Charlotte Jane Curtis of Cherokee, Iowa, on May 27, 1945. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in social work from the University of Iowa. Richard's career was with the VA hospital system where he started social work departments in the VA facilities in Miles City, Mont., Cheyenne, Wyo., and finished his career at Fort Lyon's VA Hospital in Las Animas. Richard and Charlotte lived in La Junta from 1970 to 2000 where they immensely enjoyed their friends and the community. They then moved to Pueblo to be closer to family and enjoyed new and old friends there as well. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his longtime stepmother, Amy Worthley of Sterling, Colo. His survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Patricia (Dr. James) Harney, of California, and Barbara (Dr. Gary) Wofford, of Rye; and his grandchildren, Kemi and Tyler Wofford. Those in his life will fondly miss him. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A graveside service will be held at the family gravesite in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa.

Wosnig, Mary M.
Mary M. Wosnig - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2000 - Mary M. Wosnig passed away peacefully at home after battling a lengthy illness. Born in Gardner, Colo., she was a graduate of Southern Colorado State College and earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Washington. Her education led to many years of service in counseling the mentally ill during tenures in King and Skagit counties in Washington state. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Wosnig of Bothell, Wash.; and son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Wendy Wosnig of Camano Island, Wash.; granddaughters, Katharina, Taylor and Kyra; mother, Matilda Rodriguez and sister, Isabel DURAN, both of Pueblo; and sister, Martha Rodriguez of St. Louis, MO; sisters-in-law, Esther Rodriguez of Pueblo and Mary Ellen Rodriguez of Mount Vernon, Wash. Numerous nieces, nephews, dear friends and relatives enriched her life. She has been preceded in death by father, Jasper Rodriguez; brothers, Joseph F. Rodriguez and Anthony Rodriguez; and nephew, Ross Patrick. Memorial Mass will be held Dec. 19, 2000, at St. Brendan Parish in Bothell, Wash.

Woyewodzic, Frank Karl
Frank Karl Woyewodzic - Cortez Journal - November 1, 2003 - A prayer vigil for Cortez resident and former Trinidad, Colo., resident Frank Karl Woyewodzic will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel. Father Thomas Munson will officiate. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad. Brother Harry Gonzales will officiate. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Frank was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Laliki Tatra Mountains, Poland, to Jozef and Anna (Wojtas) Wojewodzic. He passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. In 1931, Frank was drafted to play professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He later became a member of the Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees. For 48 years Frank worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was also an avid fisherman and loved to garden flowers. Frank is survived by his three nephews: Robert Woyewodzic and wife, JoAnn, of Lewis; John Thomas of Van Nuys, Calif., and Ed Woyewodzic of Richardson, Texas; his great-niece, Robin Duran and husband, Mark; great-nephews: Kelly and Chris Woyewodzic, and Chad and Steven Woyewodzic; and his great-great-niece, Samantha Duran. He leaves his sister, Emily Thomas of Van Nuys; and numerous cousins in the Denver area. Preceding Frank in death were his parents; and his brothers, Walter Valdous Wojewodzic, Louis Wojewodzic and Edwin Jozef Woyewodzic. Services are under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

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