The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Wright, Arthur Ralph
Arthur Ralph "Art" Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2001 - Arthur Ralph "Art" Wright, 72, of Pueblo West, Colo., died on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2001, at Parkview hospital in Pueblo. He was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Canadian, Texas, the son of Roy and LaRetta Sollack Wright. He was a rancher and truck driver and salesman. He was married to Helen Virginia Brock on May 24, 1963, at his parents' ranch north of Boone, Colo. He was a member of the Christian Church in Pueblo, member of Ashlar Lodge No. 115 in Fowler, Lodge No. 95 Masonic Lodge in Pueblo, Southern Colorado Consistory, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 7 in Pueblo. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He is survived by his wife, Helen Virginia Wright of the family home in Pueblo West; one son, Billy Dick Wright of St. George, Utah, and one daughter, Debra Stone of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren, Jackie Janel and Paul Michael Stone and Brad Carlson, all of Fort Collins; one sister, Glenna (Charles) Mitchum of Glens Fort, Ky.; and other relatives. At his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church in Fowler at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2001. Rev. Don Sniff and Rev. Jim Harley will officiate at the funeral services. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, travel and spending time with family and friends. Memorials may be sent to Fowler Christian Church or to the charity of your choice.

Wright, Barbara
Barbara Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - Barbara Wright, 89, passed away Jan. 18, 2005. Born Nov. 3, 1915. Barbara worked as a school teacher. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wright, Charles A.
Charles A. “Chuck” Wright – Newspaper Unknown – October 1999 – Durango, Colorado - Chuck Wright [died October 3, 1999] was born September 2, 1926, to John W. and Ethel C. Wright in Rattlesnake Butte CO. He has been a resident of this area since '31. Wright served in World War II in the US Navy. He has been a farmer and rancher his entire life and was a member of the Hereford Ass'n and American Farm Bureau. Wright was known for his wonderful sense of humor, and he would talk to anyone for hours. Wright died a dignified death. He is survived by daughter Jan Jackson at Albuquerque; son and daughter-in-law Steve and Joyce Wright at Arboles; sisters Marion Elwell of Rye, Eleanor Madill at Pueblo, Nell Clark in Pagosa Springs and Maxine Kolz of Montrose; brothers Norman Wright in Ignacio, George Briar at Klamath Falls OR and Kenneth Briar of White city OR; two grandchildren; and former wife Lois B. Wright in Albuquerque. His brothers Harold Wright and Ralph Briar died earlier. Funeral services were October 6 afternoon in Hood Mortuary Chapel; Pastor Gerald Brush officiated. Burial at Greenmount Cemetery.

Wright, Charles Benton
Charles Benton Wright - The La Veta Signature - October 30, 2008 - Charles Benton Wright, 79, Walsenburg, died Wednesday, October 22, 2008. He was born to George A. and Carrie Wright on March 24, 1929 in Walsenburg. He was a lifelong Huerfano County resident; attending school in Gardner and Walsenburg and working as a sheepherder and night watchman in Gardner. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, and two brothers. He is survived by his sister, Mary Alice Schmidt, a niece, Harriett Dunn, both of Durango, CO., two great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Wright, D. Lucille
D. Lucille Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2004 - D. Lucille Wright joined her family and friends with the Lord on December 1, 2003. She was born D. Lucille Thompson on July 1, 1907 in Pueblo, CO graduating from Central High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Wright, original owner of Wright Plumbing and Heating, and sisters, Margaret and Regina Thompson. Surviving family include sons, Raymond Miller of Mont Belvieu, TX (four children) and Jimmy O. Wright of Pueblo, CO (four children) and daughter, Brenda Wright-Kirkland of Edgewood, NM, (two children). She had 14 great-grand children. Her life-long and dedicated friendships came from working as a supervisor with Mountain Bell, through the family business and over 30 years of bowling leagues and bridge clubs. Lucille also did volunteer work at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Placing others before her self, being true to her word, love of laughter and a great sense of humor up to her passing instilled these traits in her children and grandchildren. She will be missed immensely as her presence made such a great impact with her legacy to family and friends. A celebration of her life service will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 29, Adriance United Methodist Church, 2936 Morris Avenue with reception to follow at Best Western Inn at Pueblo West, 201 S. McCulloch Blvd.

Wright, Edna Ruth
Edna Ruth Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2004 - Edna Ruth Wright, 88, born May 9, 1916, in Greensburg, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2004. Edna is survived by her son, Richard Wright; grandchildren, Anne (Ray) Najera, Jamie (Mike) Adkins, R.J., Scott, Sarah and Chad Wright, Audrey (Scott) Dubay, Cheryl, Linda and Robert Wright; 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lucille and Helen Serena. She is preceded in death by her parents, Welty and Bertha Serena; sister, Margaret E. Nelsen; brothers, Richard A. and Deane Serena; and her son, William C. Wright. Edna was a lifelong member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the Eastern Star for 43 years and in her younger days, she enjoyed music and dancing at the Eagles Lodge where she was a member. She enjoyed visits from all of her grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Westminster Presbyterian Church. There will be a dinner immediately following the services at the church. A private family interment will be held at 4 p.m. at Imperial Garden's Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum. Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2004 - Edna Ruth Wright. Also survived by daughters-in-law, Mary and Judy Wright. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Westminster Presbyterian Church. There will be a dinner immediately following the services at the church. A private family interment will be held at 4 p.m., at Imperial Gardens Chapel of the Angels Mausoleum.

Wright, Emily J.
Mrs. Emily J. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1933 - Mrs. Emily J. Wright, of 1213 Van Buren Street died. Mother of Albert W. Wright; sister of Mrs. L. M. Yeager and Mrs. Alberta Innis. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, 2308 Grand, to Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1933 - Last Rites Today For Emily Wright - The Rev. Hugh T. Gary, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate at funeral services to be held today for Mrs. Emily J. Wright. The services will be offered at the Wright home, 2308 Grand Avenue. Pallbearers will be Thomas J. Downen, Walter C. Palmer, Joseph Elliot, J. E. Creel, R. W. Rose, and O. R. Kane.

Wright, Esther Mae
Esther Mae Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2004 - Esther Mae Wright, 80, passed away April 29, 2004. She was born on July 28, 1923, in Mobile, Mo., to Hoyt J. and Eunice B. Roberts. Most of her education was in Golden, Colo. However, she graduated from Pasadena College in Pasadena, Calif., with a BA, and she completed graduate work. Esther Mae taught junior high school in Pueblo County for 34 years. She directed a choir and coached basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and track and field for girls. She also sponsored the cheerleaders and pep club. Esther Mae sang in church and college choirs, and played in school and college orchestras. She taught Sunday School; had the nursery for nearly 30 years at the First Nazarene Church in Pueblo; directed the adult, teen and children handbell choirs at this same church for 15 years; and directed a junior choir for many years as well. Esther Mae was a 30-year member as of April 1997, of the Arkansas Valley Chapter, NSDAR, Pueblo, Colo.; where she was a regent three times, a chairman for nearly 14 years of the Americanism and DAR Manual for Citizenship, and served as a chaplain. Esther Mae was married to Lewis W. Wright for 36 years before he preceded her in death. Esther Mae is also preceded in death by her niece, Diane L. Sandusky. She is survived by her sister, Eva R. (John) Sandusky II; nephews, John J. (Michele) Sandusky III, Mark S. (Kristi) Sandusky; sister-in-law, Pauline Crandell; niece, Marylin Hanson; four grandnieces and grandnephews; and special friends, Timothy A. Langdon, Lonnie (Cheryl) Langdon, and Amber Neighbours. Esther took care of Tim A. Langdon since he was three years old, and he was like a grandson to Esther and Lewis. Viewing will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2004, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.

Wright, Florence E.
Florence E. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1998 - Florence E. Wright passed away July 16, 1998, in Pueblo. Florence was born March 16, 1904, in New Bloomfield, Mo., and had lived in Rocky Ford for 20 years before moving to Pueblo nearly 50 years ago. She was employed as an LPN at several facilities in Pueblo before her retirement. Florence was preceded in death by a son, L. Eugene Wright. Her survivors include two daughters, Norma Williams (George) Connors of Pueblo, and Evelyn Womack of La Junta- 11 grandchildren, Edward (HeJung) Williams of Aurora, Kathleen Williams of Seattle, Curtis Williams of Boulder, Vernon, Chet Jr., and Leslie Kay Womack, Ted, Lonnie and Earl Gilbert, Paul and David Wright- as well as great-grandchildren and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1998, in the Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Greenwood, with Dr. Ephraim Radner officiating.

Wright, Frances H.
Frances H. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2002 - Frances H. Wright, 83, passed away July 20, 2002. Born Jan. 30, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to Elmer and Emma Gideon. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Wright; sister, Edith Woolen; and brother, Harry Reed. She is survived by son, Albert (Pauline) Wright; daughters, Kay (Herman) Stone and Donna Voss; and brother-in-law, John Woolen. Also survived by nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Last Supper. Relatives and friends will be received at 217 Sunset Lane after services.

Wright, H. Elliot
H. Elliot Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1987 - H. Elliot Wright of Walsenburg, Sept. 19, 1987. Husband of Nancy A. Wright, Walsenburg. Brother of Medora Willburn, Alamosa. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Gardner Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Babb officiating. Interment, Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Wright, Inez
Inez Wright - La Junta Tribune Democrat - April 25, 1979 - Inez Wright Dies Monday, Funeral Slated Thursday. A long-time La Junta resident, Mrs. Inez M. Wright, 907 Bradish Ave., died at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. on Monday April 23, 1979. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Peacock-Frye Almont Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Lee Reischstein, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Wright was born in Smith County, Tenn., Feb 26, 1901. She moved to La Junta at the age of three with her parents. She grew up in La Junta, attending La Junta schools and was married to Thomas Clarence Wright who preceded her in death. Mrs. Wright had made her home for many years at 502 Lincoln Ave., moving to her present address in 1946. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of La Junta. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. George (Elmo) Raymond, La Junta; Mrs. John (Lucille) Ritter, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Al (Cleo) Bergren, La Junta; Mrs. Seth (LaVian) Whaley, Pueblo; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Wright, J. B.
Dr. J. B. Wright - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1923: Died, Dr. J.B. Wright, a resident of La Veta for 30 years.

Wright, John J.
Undersheriff John Wright - Huerfano World - March 1, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1917: Homer Potts was found not guilty of murdering Undersheriff John Wright. [Editor's Note: John J. Wright died February 21, 1916. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, February 24, 1916, Page 1.]

Wright, John Sidney
John Sidney "Sid" Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1986 - John Sidney "Sid" Wright, 79, longtime Fowler and Olney Springs resident, died Wednesday, May 7, 1986. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church. Burial at Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to the Christian Church or Fowler Ambulance Fund through the funeral home office.

Wright, Leaphy Hildreth
Leaphy Hildreth Wright - World Independent – December 2, 1946 – Funeral services for Mrs. Leaphy Hildreth Wright, wife of Harry A. Wright of this community, will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at Grand Junction, Colo., under the direction of the Martin mortuary of that city. The body was forwarded to that city yesterday by Unfug-Peet mortuary of Walsenburg. Mrs. Wright died Friday, following a long illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Leapha Schachet of this city, and by two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Lapham of Grand Junction, and Mrs. F.M. Rawson of Los Angeles, Calif.

Wright, Lester A.
Lester A. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 1986 - Lester A. Wright, 82, of 1535 Rosedale Lane, Canon City, passed away July 1, 1986, in Colorado Springs. He was born Feb. 28, 1904, in Emporia, Kan., to Orrin and Sarepita Wright. He came to Prowers County in 1917 at the age of 13 with his family to the family homestead where he grew up. He moved to Fremont County in the early 1950s and worked as a miner and heavy equipment operator. He also was employed by the school district for several years. He was the 4-H dance leader for 23 years, leading "Grandpa's Squares;" member of Rebels Riding Club; past president of Fremont County Rodeo Association, and an active member of Railroading Sams of Pueblo. Mr. Wright married Edna Laramie on May 4, 1957, in Capitan, N.M. She survives, as do children, Juanita (Kenneth) Haskell of Canon City, Vanita (John) Randolph of Denver, Twila (Henry) Jordan of Calispell, Mont., Lila (Robert) Jackson of Laramie, Wyo., June (George) Hartman of Casper, Wyo., and Lola Hoffman of Laramie; sisters, Maude Ramsburg and Carrie Fowler, both of Emporia, Kan.; nieces, Elnora Veitengruber of Denver, Alberta Blackburn of Kansas; 27 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five nephews. Service, 1:30 p.m. today, Andrews Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Wesley W. Steinmentz officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memory Gardens, Canon City. The family prefers donations to the Fremont County Rodeo Association in care of Andrews Funeral Home.

Wright, Lulu
Lulu Wright - Walsenburg World – September 23, 1911 - Died at Walsenburg September 8, 1911 Lulu Wright, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Wright, age 9 months 15 days.

Wright, Margaret H.
Margaret H. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1986 - Margaret H. Wright, 85, passed away at University Park Care Center on June 24, 1986. Survived by husband, Paul Wright, daughter, Carol Wright, both of Beulah; brother, Milton Hodge of Clearfield, Utah; sisters, Vera Ellis of Santa Ross, Calif., Agnes (Ward) Smith of Grand Junction and Helen (Clyde) Miller of Canon City; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Wright of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by son, Joseph H. Wright. Mrs. Wright was born on Oct. 28, 1900, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had lived in Pueblo for the past 40 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were married on June 19, 1918, and recently celebrated 68 years of marriage. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, 1986, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Section A, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. preceding service at Imperial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Beulah Fire Department or Beulah Ambulance through the funeral home office.

Wright, Mark D.
Mark D. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 24, 2002, in Pueblo. Mark was born Nov. 5, 1902, in Curtis, Oklahoma Territory and had lived in Pueblo since 1939. He was employed as a salesman for Prudential Insurance, Armour Meat and Doran Coffee Cos. for many years before his retirement and was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF&AM. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille in 1996. He is survived by a nephew, Marvin Wright, and other relatives in Oklahoma. A funeral service will be held today, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, Okla.

Wright, Mervil C.
Mervil C. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1987 - Mervil C. Wright passed away March 24, 1987, Colorado Springs. Mr., Wright was a member of Bell's Fort Free Trappers and Muzzleloaders. He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Wright, one daughter, Kathleen Wright, one son, Charles F. Wright, his wife, Brenda, and their two children, all of Pueblo; one brother, Marvin Wright of Del Norte; and one sister, Thelma Guy of Truth or Consequences, N.M. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Donald M. Van Splinter of St. Peter Episcopal Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice.

Wright, Mildred E.
Mildred E. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2002 - Mildred E. Wright passed away Oct. 4, 2002, in Pueblo. Mildred was born in Pueblo, on June 29, 1941, to Clarence and Mildred I. Ruff Wright. She was employed as a nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for 34 years before her retirement. Mildred loved to travel and enjoyed many opportunities to do so with her family. Miss Wright is survived by her brother, Donald M. Wright of Pueblo; a sister, Norma Snyder of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Kay Wright and Lorraine Wright of Pueblo; her aunt Opal (George) Langley; and uncle Kenneth (Marilyn) Ruff; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Wright, Nancy Alice
Nancy Alice Wright - Huerfano world - April 4, 1991 - Nancy Alice Wright, 91, of Walsenburg, died Mar. 31, 1991. Born Jan. 1, 1900, on the Willburn Ranch at Turkey Creek, she was the ninth child of pioneers Aaron Overton Willburn and Alice Lilly Quillian. She was the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. Asbury Hull Quillian. Rev. Quillian founded and organized the first Methodist churches at Walsenburg, La Veta and Gardner. He and his family came to Huerfano County from Georgia in 1870. She was raised on the ranch at Turkey Creek, graduated from Huerfano County High School and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She taught school at Cucharas Junction, Yellowstone, and La Veta. She married Harry Elliot Wright Dec. 25, 1927 at Turkey Creek Ranch. The couple ranched on the "divide" in the Westcliffe area for 15 years, moved to Mancos, continued ranching and farming for five years before moving to Arkansas, where they lived another 13 years. The couple returned to Gardner for five years then moved to Canon City, where they spent 20 years. In 1981, they came to Walsenburg. Mrs. Wright was a member of the Methodist Church and had been a grange member in many of the communities in which she lived. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from Gardner Methodist Church. Burial was in Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements. Nancy Wright - Huerfano world - April 11, 1991 - Relatives and friends who attended services for the late Nancy Wright of Walsenburg included, Dorothy Willburn of Denver, Howard Rader of Denver, Medora Willburn of Alamosa, Edinia and James Jones of Alamosa, Thomas and Cathy Benson of Westcliffe, Luis and Frances Magnino of La Veta, John and Mildred Willburn of Sidney, NE, Mary, Harry and Charles Haines of Pueblo, Ruben and Genevive Gablehouse of Boulder, Robert Willburn and Frank Willburn of Mancos, John Willburn of Boulder, Ethel Benson of Gardner, James Benson of Saguache, Rose and Cecil Harvey of Gardner, Tom and Charlotte Murphy of Hoehne, Margaret Erwin, Martin and Ann Sudar, Clara Sanchez, Helen Barela and Juanita Faris of Walsenburg, Anthony and Estella Faoro of Pueblo and Aaron Willburn of Walsenburg.

Wright, Nellie
Nellie Bauman Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1998 - Nellie Bauman Wright, 94, was born on Feb. 20, 1904, in Hardin, Mo., one of six children of William Henry and Effie Beaman Bauman. During her childhood, the family lived in the St. John and Cimarron, Kan., areas and her family moved to Kirk, Colo., when she was 12. When she was 16 her family moved to the area north of Boone where she lived for the rest of her life. She married Noy Wright on Feb. 24, 1926, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1988. Also preceded in death by an infant brother, Claude in Murdock, Ill.- a sister, Elsie Mae Doc" Watson- and brothers, Earl (Wilma) Bauman and Roy (Verna) Bauman. Surviving is one brother, Harry (Elmina) Bauman of Pueblo- her only son, Lester (Esther) Wright of Boone- six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren- several nieces and nephews. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to either Fowler or Boone Volunteer Fire Department.

Wright, Opal Ivy
Opal Ivy Wright - Huerfano World - November 17, 1994 - Opal Ivy Wright, 78, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 7, 1994 in University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Born Sept. 17, 1916, in Gulnare, she was a member of Prairie Rangers Extension Club, American Legion Auxiliary, AARP, Walsenburg Tourist Bureau, numerous Craft and Hobby Clubs and Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Glen Chester Wright, Pueblo and Newton James Wright, Amarillo, TX; two brothers, Lester Herlyck and Arthur Herlyck, Pueblo; five sisters, Viola DiSalvo, Walsenburg, Mabel Murdock, Seattle, WA, Elva Puckett, Bothell, WA, Jewell Browning and Ethel Greenland, Renton, WA; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel Nov. 11. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Wright, Prentis Leroy
Prentis Leroy Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1986 - Prentis Leroy Wright, 83, Colorado Springs and formerly of Pueblo, passed away July 30, 1986, Penrose Hospital. Cremation, Sunset Chapel Mortuary, Colorado Springs. Friends are invited to his home, 5127 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, to celebrate his life, or to call 574-2662.

Wright, Rachael L.
Rachael L. Wright – Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 2006 - Rachael L. Wright passed away Oct. 17, 2006, in Pueblo. She was born May 17, 1910, in Russell, Kan., one of 10 children to John and Catherine Himes. Rachael was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing, camping and cooking. Rachael was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years, Garnet; one son; two sisters and four brothers. Her survivors include her children, H. Louise (John) Werme, Garnet E. (Norma) Wright Jr., Paul C. (Ellen) Wright and Steven W. (JoAnn) Wright; brothers, Carl and Birl Himes; sister, Clara Tumbleson; her true friend, Cora Medina; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th, with Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. A luncheon will follow the service in Booth Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Wright may be made to the St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation designated for the Roger Patrick Dorcy Cancer Center through the mortuary.

Wright, Rosa
Mrs. Rosa Wright - Huerfano World - December 2, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Died, Mrs. Rosa Wright, 86, in California, the mother of Allen J. Roush and the widow of Dr. J.B. Wright who died in 1923.

Wright, Samuel James
Samuel James Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Samuel James Wright, infant son of Doug and Loye Wright, passed away Aug. 21, 2000. He is also survived by brothers, Cody Smith and Evan Wright; grandparents, Glenn and Betty Wright, Gary and Barbara Griffin, Joan and Nelson Goering of Kansas; and numerous aunts and uncles. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wright, T. C.
T. C. Wright - La Junta Tribune Democrat - February 12, 1964 - T. C. Wright dies Tuesday, funeral set. Thomas C. Wright, 77, 907 Bradish Ave., died at his home Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, after being in ill health for some time. Mr. Wright was born in Milan County, Tex., Jan. 16, 1887. He grew up in Texas and went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad at Cleburne, Tex., in 1904. The family moved to La Junta in 1918 and he was employed as a machinist for the railroad. Mr. Wright retired in March, 1957. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Inez M. Wright, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. George (Elmo) Raymond Jr., 216 East 10th St., La Junta; Mrs. E. R. (Cleo) Bergren, Seattle, Wash.: Mrs. S. M. (Lavina) Whaley, Pueblo; Mrs. John W. (Lucille)Ritter, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, David E. Moore, Roswell, N.M.; Coy Moore, Santa Ana, Calif.: one sister, Mrs. Claudia Baxter, Cleburne, Tex.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, at 3:30 at Peacock-Green Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leon Nelson, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Wright, William C.
William C. “Bill” Wright – Greenhorn Valley News – February 7, 2003 - William C. Wright, 64, was born to Charles 0. "Bud" and Edna R. Wright on Jan. 19 1939, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Charles 0. "Bud" Wright; uncles, Dean and Dick Serena; aunt, Margaret Nielsen; and mother-in- law, Edna Donley. Bill worked as a paperboy and at the Uptown Theatre and was involved in football, DeMolay and square dancing with the Colorado Hayriders during his high school years. William graduated from central High school in 1957. He completed Navy training and worked at CF&I as a journeyman, lineman for the IBEW and Southern Colorado Power Co., deputy for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and retired as a contract mail carrier in Pueblo to Rye/Apache City area. Bill umpired baseball games at the Runyon Field Complex and was very proud of being able to umpire a perfect game in 1990. He enjoyed hunting, and fishing at the Fin and Feather Reservoir and riding his shadow motorcycle, watching the Avalanche, Denver Broncos and Rockies and going to Cripple Creek. He is survived by his wife, Judith; mother, Edna; daughters, Jamie (Mike) Adkins Of Pueblo, Audrey (Scott) Dubay of Puyallup, Wash., Cheryl (Dave), Linda Yeager, sons, Chad of Beulah, and Robert of Denver; brother, Richard (Mary); brother-in-law, Wayne and Jerry Donley; aunts, Lucille and Helen Serena, Mary Sabo and Wilma Dannant; cousins, Ray (Kathy) Serena, David (Kathy) Serena and Linda (Bill) Adams; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held Wednesday and a Memorial service was held Thursday at the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his memory.

Wright, William J.
William J. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - William J. Wright, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Sept. 24, 1997. Mr. Wright attended Cornell University and served as a judge in Delavan for the state of New York. A member of New Heights Baptist Church, Primetimers, Senior Adult Group. He will long be remembered as a great friend and husband to his wife, Ruth- children, Richard, Kenneth and Helen Wright, Joyce Williams of Virginia, and Marion Browning and Deanna Wright, both of New York- three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. , 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, New Heights Baptist Church. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N.

Wright-Snyder, Norma
Norma Wright-Snyder - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Norma Wright-Snyder , born Mar. 17, 1933 passed away Oct. 9, 2004 in Circleville, Ohio. Graduated Pueblo Central High School 1951. Preceded in death by parents Mildred I. Wright, Clarence Wright Sr., sister Mildred E. Wright, brother Clarence Wright and son James Snyder. Survived by six children all from Ohio. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother Donald M. Wright of Pueblo, sister-in-law Kay Wright of Pueblo. Will be sadly missed by Donald M. Wright and Family.

Wrona, Charles
Charles Wrona - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2006 - Charles "Charlie" Wrona, 84, of Pueblo, joined his beloved wife, Josephine, in eternal rest on Jan. 31, 2006. He was born in 1921 in Pittsfield, Mass. Survived by his children, Kathryn (Wayne) Hingston, Patricia (Michael) Brown, Thomas (Terri) Wrona; six grandchildren and two sisters. Charlie served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe. He worked for the CF&I Steel Corp. in Massachusetts and Colorado, and retired with over 30 years of service in 1981. Charlie later sold real estate in Pueblo for 10 years. Charlie was very active most of his life with his many hobbies including dancing, flying, hunting, skiing, tennis, boating, snowmobiling, auto mechanics and carpentry. Charlie especially enjoyed dancing with his wife of 54 years, Josie. He was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Southern Colorado Polka Club. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wrona, Josephine
Josephine "Josie" Wrona - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2001 - Josephine “Josie” Wrona of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Charles; children, Kathryn (Wayne) Hingston, Patricia (Michael) Brown and Thomas (Terri) Wrona; six grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother. Josie enjoyed dancing with her husband Charlie and was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Southern Colorado Polka Club. She was also a member of Christ the King Church. In lieu of flowers and food, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo. Visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Christ the King Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wroten, Jerry E.
Jerry E. Wroten - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2000 - Jerry E. Wroten, 51, left us May 22, 2000, in Waco, Texas. He will be missed by his mom, Ruth; wife, Alice; and children, Roy (Turi), Sharron (Terry), Charlet (Bret), J.E., Jo-E (Matthew), Jese and Adam Perryman; former wife, Linda; grandma, Lola; and eight grandchildren, Robyn, Kevin, Sahvannah, Dusty, William, Nikki, Jayson and Jeseca. Jerry served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a drywaller and in construction while he lived in Pueblo. We will be remembering him at 518 Cherry Lane. Arrangements pending.

Wuertele, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Wuertele - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1999 - Mary Ann Wuertele, 43, went with the angels on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on July 26, 1956, in Sidney, Neb., and was proud to share the same birthday with her father. She was the daughter of Santiago (Jim) and Erlinda Rosales Sr. The family moved to Pueblo when she was 10 years old. She attended Pueblo public schools and graduated from Pueblo East High in 1974. Mary Ann was a service representative for Apria Health Care. She was an accomplished seamstress as well. She enjoyed playing tennis, golf, attending Bronco games and concerts, dancing, reading, biking and going for long walks. Mary Ann will be remembered for her decorative talent and will forever be the "Princess" she always wanted to be. She was a loving and caring person even in her final days. She never complained and was always thankful to those who helped her. She is survived by her son, James Wuertele; parents, Santiago and Erlinda Rosales Sr.; brothers and sisters, Diana (Daniel) Sanchez of Penrose, Santiago (Emma) Rosales Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., Steven (Debbie) Rosales of Chico, Calif., Rosemary (James) Hayes of Pueblo, Paul (Anja) Rosales of Sacramento, Calif., Patricia (Randy) Hutchins of Sacramento, Calif., Patrick (Wendy) Rosales of Yuba City, Calif., Mary Elizabeth Oto of Sacramento, Calif., and Michael (Leticia) Rosales of Sacramento, Calif.; former husband, Jeff Wuertele of Pueblo; special friends, Vivian, Tom, Bobbie and Tommy Hall Jr.; and numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. At her request, no viewing and cremation. Family can be contacted at 37 Bel Vista, home of sister Rosemary, 719-546-0194. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 1999, at St. Leander's Catholic Church, 1401 E. Sixth St., Pueblo. Inurnment in Imperial Gardens following the Mass.

Wuertele, Walter F.
Walter F. Wuertele - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1987 - Walter F. Wuertele passed away Oct. 3, 1987. Survived by his wife Ann L. Wuertele of the family home; sons, Jeff (Mary Ann) Wuertele of Pueblo, and Fred (Peggy) Wuertele of York, Neb.; brother, Carl E. (Helen) Wuertele, Denver; sister, Ruth (Carl) Johnson, Denver. Also survived by four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 23, 1911, in St. Joseph. Mo and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Lutheran Faith. Cremation at the Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be hell at 3 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Weinhold officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice direct or through our office.

Wullbrandt, Esther Eloise
Esther Eloise Wullbrandt - Ventura County Star - June 19, 2004 - Esther Eloise Wullbrandt, 89, of Ventura passed away June 9, 2004, in Portland, Ore., from cancer. She was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Trinidad, Colo., and had been a county resident for 52 years, coming from Eugene, Ore. She was an elementary school teacher and speech therapist. She graduated from Whittier College with a bachelor of science degree. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Strange; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with services to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Deck officiating the service. Burial will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Contact the funeral home regarding memorial contributions. Arrangements are under the care of family-owned and -operated Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura.

Wullschleger, Marlin R.
Marlin R. Wullschleger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1986 - Marlin R. Wullschleger passed away at a local hospital April 19, 1986. Grandfather of Dennis and Carl Heckman, Mrs. Corinne Kelly, Mrs. Sandra McClain and Laura Heckman, all of California; and great-grandfather of six. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Emily C. Wullschleger, and a daughter, Rosemary Heckman. He was born on Nov. 17, 1896, in Moberly, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Services pending.

Wurster, Charles
Charles "Wink" Wurster - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1986 - Charles "Wink" Wurster, a Pueblo resident for 50 years, passed away Dec. 30, 1986. Mr. Wurster was born in Hale, Mo., on Sept. 29, 1912. He served in the U.S. Army, 90th Division of the Third Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart. He had worked in the Open Hearth at CF&I until he retired in 1969, after 33 years of service, and was a member of the DAV Chapter 39. Survivors include his wife, Lois Snider Wurster, whom he married on Sept. 14, 1945; one sister, Nedra Gilbert, of Pueblo; one half sister, Barbara Bates, of Taylorsville, Miss.; a half brother, Charles Wurster, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; aunt, Esther Hartshorn, Longmont; an uncle, Albert Wurster, of Mankato, Minn.; and three nephews, Dr. John Gilbert of Olathe, Kan.; and Clifford and Thomas Bates of Taylorsville. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Christine Monro of the Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the Boys Ranch of La Junta, through the funeral home office.

Wurster, James Frederic
James Frederic Wurster - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2006 - James Frederic Wurster, born in Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully June 11, 2006, at his Arizona home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Hewitt; and father, Milo Wurster. Survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Wurster. He leaves behind four loving children, Phillip (fiancée, Linda) Cottingham of Lincoln, Calif., Debbie (Manny) Cottingham Paparelli of Phoenix, Ariz., James "Tony" (Mary) Wurster and Elizabeth (Herminio) Wurster Adam, both of Thornton, Colo. Also survived by his sisters and brother, Patty (Jim) Graves of Denver, Mary Beth (Stan) Shauffler, William Wurster; and brother-in-law, Baby Joe (Joyce) Polito, all of Pueblo. He leaves behind 12 wonderful grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. James' quick wit and vivacious personality will be remembered by all. Viewing, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday; both at George McCarthy Historical Chapel, 401 Broadway. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow, 2 to 4 p.m., Rosario's Restaurant, 2930 N. Elizabeth.

Wurster, Shay Blair
Shay Blair Wurster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2005 - Shay Blair Wurster. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 16 Hudspeth Lane.

Wyant, Ralph E.
Honorable Ralph E. Wyant - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 2, 2007 - The Honorable Ralph E. Wyant, Mayor of Boone, CO born July 9, 1935, left this life suddenly on January 30, 2007. Retired from Dana Corporation after 40 years of service, "Earl" was very active in the community and his church. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Earl is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Sandra Louise, his three children, Kelly Jo Levar, Russell Earl Wyant, and Misty June Wyant, his son-in-law Michael Anthony Levar, and his pride and joy, granddaughter Geneva Lynn, and grandson Michael Earl. He is also survived by his sister, Leona Miller, and three brothers, Walter, Benny, and Eugene, as well as a large extended family and a community of friends and neighbors. Memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by a luncheon on Saturday Feb. 3rd, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Avondale United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Boone Volunteer Fire Department.

Wyant, Walter L.
Walter L. Wyant - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1997 - Walter L. Wyant passed away Sept. 6, 1997, in Pueblo, two months before his 99th birthday. He was predeceased by his parents, Myra Hallam and William Herbert Wyant of Tabor, Iowa- wife, Bess- stepsons, Ross and David Parmerlee- and brothers, Millard, Vernon and Blair Wyant of Tabor and California. He is survived by daughter, Karen (William H.) Adams- son, Walter L. II of Pueblo- daughters-in-law, Gloria Payne, Gardner- and Evelyn Lientz, Orofino, Idaho. Also survived by grandchildren, Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Mark Whitman, Beth Whitman and Will Wyant Adams, Roberta (Greg) Wolbach, Gay Lynn McIntyre and Patty Jo Parmerlee- step-grandchildren, Scott (Gina) Lane and Tannya Lane- and eight great-grandchildren. Walter was born in Kimball, S.D., on Nov. 17, 1898, and was raised in Tabor, Iowa, where both sides of his family were early pioneers. He attended Tabor College and Iowa State University and completed his education in radiology and physiotherapy in Chicago. He was a veteran of World War I. In 1931, he came to Pueblo to establish and manage the X-ray departments at the Pueblo Clinic and Parkview Hospital. After his retirement he remained active in business and civic affairs for many years and authored several publications on local history. Walter was a 50-year member of the Southern Colorado Consistory, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF & AM and his home lodge in Tabor, Iowa- the Al Kaly Shrine, past member of the Pueblo Lions Club, Pueblo County Historical Society and a founding member of the Beulah Historical Society. He was a 56-year member of the First Presbyterian Church and charter member and first skipper of the Mariners Club. Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1997, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. Family will greet friends at the church following the service. Private family committal. Mr. Wyant will lie in state at the funeral home through Monday. Memorials may be made to the Beulah Historical Society or the Al Kaly Temple for Shriner's Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Wyatt, Dwaine C.
Dwaine C. Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1999 - Dwaine C. Wyatt of Howard, Colo., passed away Sept. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. Born in Rochester, Minn., on Sept. 24, 1943, to Lawrence C. and Mildred Ostrum Wyatt. Graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1961, attended the University of Southern Colorado. Married to Virginia Dase, May 23, 1964, in Pueblo. Survivors include mother, Mildred Wyatt of Northglenn; wife, Ginger of Howard; son, Steve and his wife Sherri of Salida; daughter, Dena and her husband Rusty Frishmuth of Arvada; grandchildren, Candi Thompson of Denver, Keith and Tara Lee Wyatt of Salida; brother, Darrell (Pat) Wyatt of Golden; sisters, Sandy (Dennis) Copeland of Arvada and Becky (Gary) Grenia of Northglenn; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Joyce Dase of Pueblo. Memorial service, Lewis & Glenn Chapel in Salida at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999. There will be cremation and a private family inurnment at a later time. Memorial contributions to the Dwaine C. Wyatt Memorial Fund established at Collegiate Peaks Bank, Salida.

Wyatt, Lynn Edith
Lynn Edith Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2003 - Lynn Edith Wyatt went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2003. She is survived by her husband, James Wyatt; former husband, Arvy Golden; three children, Gail Golden, Laury Golden (Dale Morgan), Marta (Cesar) Gonzales; 12 grandchildren, Cymetra, Shaelyne, Charles, Floyd, Tariq, Cody, Gabrielle, Makoto, Ayako, Robbie, Joshua, Katelyne; and other friends and family. Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Adrian Comer. Interment will follow the service at Roselawn Cemetery. Also, please visit Lynn's memorial at www.mem.com

Wyatt, Mary E.
Mary E. Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1987 - Mary E. Wyatt passed away on Oct. 22, 1987. Mrs. Wyatt is survived by two children, George (Shirley) Wyatt and Shirley (Wayne) McKinnon. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wyatt, Melody Nicole
Melody Nicole Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - Melody Nicole Wyatt, entered life and entered eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. She is survived by her parents, Brian and Tisha Wyatt; brothers, Clay; and her twin Colby; grandparents, Rick and Jackie Armstrong and Ron and Linda Wyatt; great-grandparents, John and Marie Rotolo, Bud and Muriel Wiser, Evelyn Wyatt, and Floyd Armstrong; aunts and uncles, Brock Wyatt, Amy (Mark) Aguilar, and Tracy (Troy) Vujcich; numerous great aunts and uncles, and cousins. Melody, Our gentle angel, you will be with us always. Vitiation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Schmitt officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wyatt, Milton A.
Milton A. Wyatt - Huerfano World - February 9, 1989 - Former Walsenburg resident Milton M. Wyatt, 61, son of the late Mickey and Carol Wyatt, died Jan. 24, 1989 in Mesa, AZ, following a long illness. Mr. Wyatt was born in Denver Feb. 13, 1927, but lived in Walsenburg, graduating from Huerfano County High School and also attending the University of Denver. He was married Sept. 10, 1951 to Phyllis Benson in Walsenburg. The couple later moved to Arizona where they operated an auto parts business for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, sons Keith and Craig and two grandchildren, all of Mesa, AZ, one sister, Joy Decker of Kansas City, KS, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 28, 1989 in Mesa, AZ.

Wyatt, Randall Allen
Randall Allen Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Randall Allen Wyatt, 51, Pueblo, died Thursday Nov. 16 at Parkview Medical Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1955, in La Junta, to Arthur and Ann Keller Wyatt. He grew up in Crowley County and graduated from Crowley County High School in 1973. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo, where he received his degree. He married Tinia Brown in Olney Springs, Colo. Mr. Wyatt had served the ministry for more than 15 years doing evangelistic and pastoral work. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, La Junta, and in earlier years, Ordway Baptist Church. Mr. Wyatt is survived by wife Tinia, of the family home; sons, Kyle (Jacquie) Wyatt and Aaron Wyatt; brother, Joe (Nadine) Wyatt, all of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathryn Wyatt. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Ordway Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery near Ordway. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Griffy Family Funeral Home, Ordway, which is in charge of arrangements.

Wyberg, Harriet
Harriet Wyberg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2005 - Harriet Wyberg, 86, passed away Dec. 22, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry. Survived by her children, Dorothy Yago and Harold Wyberg. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wycoff, David Thompson
David Thompson Wycoff - Walsenburg World - November 4, 1924 - Prominent Southern Colorado Druggist Dies At Home Here - Died Oct. 30th, of throat affection at his home in Walsenburg, after an illness of a few months duration, David Thompson Wycoff, for the past ten years President of the Board of Education, formerly a member of the City Council, prominent in Political affairs and lodge circles. Mr. Wycoff was born in Creston, Iowa, January 7, 1868 and educated in public schools. He moved to Colorado in 1889, coming to Walsenburg where he resided until the time of his death, except of a five year period in which he resided in Salida. Mr. Wycoff spent his whole life in drug business. During later years he was owner and manager of the Huerfano Drug Co. in Walsenburg. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Wycoff, his father H. G. Wycoff, ninety-one years of age, a veteran of the Civil War, two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hunter of Trinidad, Mrs. Freeman Summer of Denver, and one brother, Mr. Wm. Wycoff a Greeley business man. Funeral services were held Saturday November 1, at 10:00 A.M. from the family residence in Walsenburg, under the direction of Reverend John Cox of the M. E. Church, and Rev. George S. Darley, of the Presbyterian Church. During the thirty-five years of his residence in Walsenburg, Mr. Wycoff played an important part in the development of the community. His efforts on the School Board, City Council and other activities being always directed towards progressive movements, having in mind continuously the welfare of the community. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Huerfano World - November 2, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1924: David Thompson Wycoff, Walsenburg resident since 1899 and well known drugstore owner died Thursday.

Wycoff, Harvey Cray
Harvey Cray Wycoff - Huerfano World - December 26, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1925: Died, Harvey Cray Wycoff, 92, a Civil War veteran and pioneer. He lived in Walsenburg for 35 years. [Editor's Note: Harvey Gray Wycoff died on or about December 22, 1925. Obituary listed World Independent, December 22, 1925, Page 1, and World Independent, December 24, 1925, Page 1.]

Wycoff, Lucy Bell
Lucy Bell Wycoff - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Died, Lucy Bell Wycoff, who came to Walsenburg in 1880, two years after her sons Tom and David opened their drug store here. Daughters surviving are Mrs. Henry Hunter and Mrs. Freeman Sumner. [Editor's Note: Lucy Thompson Wycoff died February 10, 1915. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, February 11, 1915, Page 1.]

Wygle, Ronald Ora
Ronald Ora Wygle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2005 - Ronald Ora Wygle, 65, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Service at a later date.

Wykel, Beatrice A.
Beatrice A. Wykel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2006 - Beatrice A. Wykel, 80, passed away June 22, 2006. Survived by her children, Linda (Henry) Rozycki of Colorado Springs, and Kathleene (Frank) Jones of Pueblo; siblings, Charles Devine of California, Gregory Devine of Wisconsin, Gerald Devine of Minnesota and Deanna Devine O'Melia of Minnesota; grandchildren, Tori DeLano, Laura Henderson, Ryan Jones and Adam Jones; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wykel; and four siblings. Beatrice was born June 1, 1926, in Eau Claire, Wis. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and SRDA Mah Jong Club. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Suzanne D'Spain officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Operation Smile, Doctors Without Borders, Global Strategies for HIV Prevention or To Save A Child's Heart through Montgomery & Steward.

Wyman, Phyllis L.
Phyllis L. Wyman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2005 - Phyllis L. Wyman, 88, passed away Feb. 23, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Wyman; son, Ron; three sisters; and two brothers. Survived by her sister, Doris Schreiber; six nieces and one nephew. Phyllis retired from Colorado National Bank of Pueblo. She also was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in her memory.

Wynkoop, Dawn
Dawn Wynkoop - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 29, 2007 - Dawn Wynkoop, 54, passed away November 24, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Weisbaden, Germany on September 12, 1953. Much of her life was spent as an RN in the mental health field. She lived in Denver, Colorado Springs, Walsenburg, and Pueblo. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Ashley, her parents, Dean and Elizabeth Wynkoop, her sisters; Holly and Teri Taylor, her nieces; Jennifer and Jillian Taylor, and nephews; Sean, Joshua and Ryan Taylor, and several great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 30th at 2:00 pm.

Wynne, Thelma Elizabeth
Thelma Elizabeth (Davis) Tucker Wynne – Huerfano World – April 6, 2006 - Thelma Elizabeth (Davis) Tucker Wynne passed away on March 3, 2006 at her home in Caballo, NM. She was born in Huerfano County on October 10, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alma Davis of Walsenburg; her husband, Wayne Wynne of Colorado Springs; her brothers Estel Davis of Aguilar and Edgar Davis of Alamosa and a sister, Donna Davis of Walsenburg. She is survived by her daughter Gayle (Harold) Sheppard of Caballo, NM; grandchildren, Cole Mitchell (Lauri) of Albuquerque; Clay (Gracia) Mitchell of Truth or Consequences; Sidney (Jim) Eakew of Cuchillo, NM; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Surviving brothers and sisters are: Milton (Valerie) Davis of Tullahoma, TN; Marvin (Francie) Davis of Walsenburg; Leoma Owens of El Cajon, CA; Rosella Orr of Walsenburg; Josie Davis of La Veta and Margaret Davis of Alamosa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Mrs. Wynne taught in the schools of Colorado for 35 years. She taught in the rural schools, elementary schools, junior high schools, and Adams State College. She retired in 1977 and moved to New Mexico where she owned and operated the Old Cuchillo Store & Bar until 2003. A memorial service will be held in Walsenburg at a later date.



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