The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Yacovelli, Louis J.
Louis J. Yacovelli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2009 - Louis J. Yacovelli, born April 26, 1921, was called to the Lord to be with his beloved wife, Esther, on Sunday, June 28, 2009. Lou was employed by National Tea Company, retiring in 1977. Served in the U.S. Air Force, member of the Elks Lodge No. 611, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Colorado University Buffalo Club, donated to the Buffalo Scholarship Fund and provided financial aid and scholarship funds to numerous students for the school of their choice. Lou was preceded in death by his parents, James and Angelena Yacovelli; brothers, Tony (Angie) Yacovelli, Gene (Elnora) Yacovelli and John Yacovelli; sister, Carmella DeGravino. Survived by sister-in-law, Rose Yacovelli; nieces and nephews, James (Lori) Yacovella, Robert Yacovelli, Anthony (Josephine) DeGravino, Louis (Cecilia) DeGravino, Anthony (Laura) DeGravino, Donna Maria (Thomas) Bresson; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and godchildren. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, July 2, 2009, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2009, at Our Lady of the Meadows, with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations in Louis' memory to your favorite charity. Special thanks to the doctors, staff and nurses, Dawn and Tina, at Parkview ICU ward; and special friend, Ernie Quintana. Your friends and family will miss you dearly. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yaden, Elmer Preston Jr.
Elmer Preston Yaden Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2014 - Elmer Preston Yaden Jr. was born in Tennessee Aug. 3, 1931. He departed this life on May 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer P. Yaden Sr. and Ina (Silcox) Yaden; his brothers, Hoyle G. Yaden, James W. Yaden; and his sister, Barbara (Yaden) Ladner. He made his home in Pueblo except for short periods of time in other cities as result of his employment. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy; and their two sons, Jerald (Lynn) and Richard; two grandsons, Ryan (Erin) and Eamon; granddaughter, Cassie; and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a sister, Shirley (Don) Mathews; brother, Jacob M. Yaden; brother, Wayne K. Yaden (Marti); his brother-in-law, Thom Ladner; sister-in-law, Janet Yaden; honorary brother and friend, Jack Coe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elmer worked on the Missouri Pacific Railroad for many years. Then he decided to go back to college, where he earned a teacher's certificate and began employment as a teacher. He later became a high school principal and lastly superintendent of schools. He retired in 1986. When he started taking college courses, he found that his love of drafting that had begun in high school was re-ignited. He took many classes in the industrial arts and as he started teaching, these were the classes he enjoyed as a teacher. They also helped when later on he decided to remodel one house and actually build two houses. His greatest asset was his ability to laugh and make people feel welcome in his home. He will be missed. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Roselawn Chapel.

Yaklich, Barbara
Barbara Yaklich - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 13, 2006 - Panel: No Proof '77 Death Homicide - Investigation: Initial Inquiry Into Death of Pueblo Detective's Wife Faulty - The 1977 death of a Pueblo police detective's wife was suspicious, and the investigation into it was handled poorly, a panel of investigators found, but it has no proof the death was homicide. Pueblo County Sheriff Dan Corsentino on Friday announced the findings of a special task force he formed to look into the death of Barbara Yaklich. She was the first wife of detective Dennis Yaklich. Dennis Yaklich was killed in 1985 by two teenagers hired by his second wife, Donna Yaklich. Donna Yaklich, whose case brought national headlines and inspired a 1994 made-for-TV movie, claimed her husband had abused her. She also told a psychologist hired by her attorney that Dennis implied he'd had a part in Barbara's death and could kill her, too, and make it look like an accident. Barbara Yaklich's death was ruled an accident when the coroner determined she fainted from taking diet pills and her husband inadvertently caused liver damage while trying to resuscitate her. The case was reopened last year when a Denver television station asked two forensic pathologists to review the findings, and they concluded the damage could have been done by a punch to the stomach. The team of investigators appointed by Corsentino determined the death was suspicious but not conclusively a homicide. They were hampered by the fact that Pueblo police did not do a complete investigation. There was no indication that witnesses were interviewed. "This case needed some good, basic and old-fashioned police work," said the head of the team, Steve Johnson, of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The team noted they found no evidence of collusion or a cover-up by police at the time. Lacking more information from 1977, the investigators were forced to leave the case how they received it: open. "The team leaves the case open for anyone that can provide additional information that may lead them to finally bringing this case to a close," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Donna Yaklich was released from prison to a halfway house last fall after serving 18 years of a 40-year prison sentence.

Yaklich, Dennis
Dennis Yaklich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1984 - 1985 - Pueblo Economy Begins Recovery - The year (1985) ended in tragedy, as Pueblo narcotics officer Dennis Yaklich was gunned down in the driveway of his Avondale home on Dec. 12. Yaklich had returned home early from a shift, and was hit at least four times. Police looked in vain for suspects, and District Attorney Gus Sandstrom revealed a list of several Pueblo lawmen who were allegedly also targeted for death - including Sandstrom himself. In early 1986, one of Yaklich's assailants, Charles Greenwell told acquaintances about his part in the assassination. He quickly confessed on Feb. 26, 1986, and told of a murder-for-hire plot hatched by Yaklich's wife, Donna. She offered Charles and his brother, Eddie, about $50,000 each for shooting her husband, claiming he had abused her often. Charles Greenwell is now doing 20 years; his older brother, Eddie, is doing 30 years because he plotted the murder for a year with Donna Yaklich. She was arrested in March 1986 when she returned to Pueblo from a Jamaican vacation, and received a 40-year prison sentence after her conviction for conspiracy to commit murder in July 1988 in one of Pueblo's most sensational trials ever. Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2006 - Yaklich denied parole in 1985 slaying - Donna Yaklich, convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband, Pueblo police detective Dennis Yaklich, was denied parole Tuesday. - KUSA-TV reported late Tuesday that Yaklich was denied parole after spending close to a year living in a halfway house in Arapahoe County. She can apply for parole again in three years. Yaklich hired two men to kill her husband in 1985. She was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years in prison. She was released to community corrections and a halfway house last year. Her attorney, Phil Cherner, has argued the murder was a result of domestic abuse. "The parole board was afraid to do the right thing," Cherner said Tuesday. Cherner says Yaklich will consider other options, but in the meantime, she will keep working at her job and live in the halfway house. Edward "Eddie" Greenwell, 45, has served 19 years of a 30-year prison term after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting death of Dennis Yaklich. Greenwell is expected to be released from prison no later than April 2010. His brother, Charles Greenwell, 36, was released from prison in November 2003. He had served 18 years of a 20-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Dennis Yaklich was gunned down by the Greenwell brothers on Dec. 12, 1985, in the driveway of his Avondale home. Donna Yaklich, now 51, was granted her release from prison in October. Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2006 - Yaklich killer given 16 years for assault - Convicted murderer Charles Greenwell, who took part in the 1985 slaying of a Pueblo narcotics detective, on Tuesday was sentenced to a new 16-year prison term on a second-degree assault case. Greenwell, 37, was convicted of the new assault charge earlier this month after a jury found him guilty of hitting Alan Rogers, 59, in Florence in March. The incident occurred because of a dispute over an antique table Rogers was refinishing for Greenwell's wife, Cynthia Greenwell. Greenwell was 16 when he initially was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in the murder of Dennis Yaklich. Greenwell and his brother, Eddie Greenwell, who remains in prison, ambushed Yaklich on Dec. 12, 1985. The brothers used .12-gauge shotguns to kill the detective in the driveway of his Avondale home as part of a murder-for-hire plot devised by Yaklich's wife, Donna, who remains incarcerated at a halfway house. Although Charles Greenwell was released from prison two years ago and completed parole, he had recently been arrested twice for alleged assaults on both Rogers and Cynthia Greenwell. "You ambush people from behind - where is the pride in that?" said Linda Rogers, the victim's wife, during the sentencing hearing. "Soon you will be back in prison and others will be safe from you." Rogers told Greenwell the defendant bushwhacked him just as the Vietnam vet had been treated by the enemy during the war. "You broke the sanctity of my home for no reason," Rogers said. "(Rogers) could have died and for what - a stupid table. I am angry, hurt and disgusted," said Chantel Lynch, Rogers' daughter. Public Defender Daniel Zettler tried to delay sentencing for Greenwell based on a pending motion for new trial, a request that was denied. Zettler presented letters on behalf of Greenwell, including a plea for leniency signed by the Avondale neighbors of his parents, Tom and Ida Greenwell. Zettler urged a lenient sentenced based on the fact that there was no weapon proven to be used, there was no proof of the victim received more than one blow and based on Greenwell's medical condition which includes Hepatitis C and HIV which he said will dramatically shorten Greenwell's life span. Assistant District Attorney Kathy Eberling pushed for the maximum 16-year sentence based on Greenwell's history. "Mr. Greenwell ambushed Mr. Rogers the same way he ambushed Dennis Yaklich. You can consider his entire criminal history and the fact that he assaulted a 59-year-old man who is blind in one eye over a lousy $50 table," Eberling said. Judge Julie Marshall sentenced Greenwell to 16 years in prison plus a three-year period of parole. "The letters I have speak more about your parents than they do about you. You brought trouble to their doorstep when you were 16 and you continue to bring trouble to their doorstep," Marshall said. Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 2008 - Murder trials for women are rare in Pueblo County - Recent conviction of a homeless woman the first murder trial of a female since Yaklich case in 1980s. - Twenty years passed between their trials, and the circumstances of their cases further separate Donna Yaklich's case and Georgia Lufkins'. Yet they have something significant in common: They were the last two women to roll the dice by going to trial on murder charges in Colorado's 10th Judicial District in Pueblo. Members of the defense bar, prosecutors, judges and other venerable lawyers could not recollect another woman going to trial on a charge of murder between Yaklich's trial and Lufkins'. Yaklich, now 53, was charged with first-degree murder, but was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder for the 1985 murder-for-hire shooting death of her husband, Pueblo police Detective Dennis Yaklich, by brothers Edward and Charles Greenwell. She was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Two years ago, she was released from prison to a halfway house in the Denver area. Lufkins, 50, also was charged with first-degree murder. Last month, she was convicted of the lesser charge of second-degree murder. Lufkins, who was homeless, was accused along with a male codefendant of slashing the throat of Raymond "Blueman" Franklin, 57, who also was homeless. Lufkins faces 23 to 48 years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 25. Plenty of women have been charged with murder in Pueblo County during the two-decade span between trials. Most of those cases involved child abuse or domestic violence. Some resulted in dismissal of charges on grounds that the homicides committed by women were justifiable self-defense. Others reached plea agreements before going to trial. During the past year, Pueblo prosecutors have twice ruled the homicides of men by women as justifiable self-defense and dismissed charges against the women. Both were instances of domestic violence. A third woman who already had served four years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the slaying of her last boyfriend saw charges dismissed for a knife fight with her new boyfriend that took place within days of her release from prison. During the past year, one man who committed a homicide in Pueblo was not charged because prosecutors said he acted justifiably. District Attorney Bill Thiebaut said every case is assessed on its individual merits, taking into consideration the likelihood of conviction based on the facts in evidence. Sometimes, he said, those facts warrant dismissal of a case, or pleading it out. "There's a practical side to every decision that's made," Thiebaut said. "Sometimes there's no choice but to proceed to trial. When there's a female defendant, it's really not that different than dealing with a male."Thiebaut acknowledged that more men are charged with murder than women in Pueblo and elsewhere, so it makes sense that men would take more cases to trial. But as for the phenomenon that just two women have taken their homicide cases all the way to trial, he had no explanation. "Circumstances regarding a case, including whether the defendant is a woman, a man, young or elder - those are circumstances a prosecutor must consider in order to try a case," Thiebaut said. "But we certainly don't prosecute or avoid prosecuting because of their gender." Denver defense lawyer Phil Cherner represented Yaklich during her request to leave prison for a halfway house. He said it's been his experience that women who are charged with murder tend to find themselves in abusive relationships that bolster their claims of self-defense. He said that sometimes provides a caveat that leverages plea offers from prosecutors reluctant to test their luck with a jury. "Compared to the population of men that face murder-one charges, more women are in a position to claim self defense," Cherner said. "Self-defense, if it's a viable claim, can make a big difference in a homicide. More often, we have self-defense claims when the defendant's a woman, at least in my practice over the years. I'm not sure why that is." The similarities between Yaklich's case and Lufkins' end with their gender. Yaklich's trial was a media circus. The case made national headlines and inspired a made-for TV movie starring former "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith. Lufkins, on the other hand, was tried in a vacuum, with nobody present to support her. Aside from the jury and those in the room who were paid to be there, no one watched.Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2009 - Yaklich parole hearing - A woman convicted of hiring two hit men in 1985 to kill her husband, a Pueblo narcotics detective, might be closer to parole. Donna Yaklich made a request this week for parole. Her request will be advanced to the full parole board at its next monthly meeting. She was denied parole in 2006. Yaklich was convicted of second-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of her husband, Dennis Yaklich, outside his home in Avondale near Pueblo. She claimed her husband abused her. The slaying by two teenagers hired by Yaklich inspired a 1994 TV movie. Yaklich served 21 years of a 40-year prison sentence before her release to a halfway house and intense supervision program. She wears an ankle bracelet. Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2012 - Yaklich murder figure arrested - A convicted killer was arrested Friday, along with his wife, for reportedly stealing copper pipe from homes on the East Side. Charles Allen Greenwell, 43, and Charla Beaird, 41, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary. Greenwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 1986 slaying of Pueblo police narcotic detective Dennis Yaklich. Greenwell and his brother were hired to kill the detective by his wife, Donna Yaklich. In 2006, Greenwell was sentenced to a 16-year prison sentence for second-degree assault and was released early.

Yaklich, Philip John
Philip John Yaklich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2009 - Philip John Yaklich, 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at the Capitol Care Center in Boise, Idaho. Philip was born Aug. 25, 1909, in Crested Butte, Colo., to Phillip and Frances Kochevar Yaklich. A graduate of Crested Butte High School, he attended the University of Colorado. He married Mary Ann Rebeck from Bowie, Colo., on April 27, 1935, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Delta, Colo. Philip was a seaman in the Navy 1930-34 and a Chief Electrician's Mate on the famous USS Colorado during World War II. Following an honorable discharge in 1948, he worked in government contracts in San Diego, Calif., until his retirement in 1973. His legacy of generosity and kindness is exemplified in the Frances and Mary Yaklich Educational Trust he established. His wisdom extends to anyone who reads this, "Always be good to the person you see in the looking glass." Philip is survived by his sister, Frances M. Stefanic, Boise, Idaho; his youngest brother, Edward M. Yaklich, La Paz, Mexico; sister-in-law, Mary Rebeck, Hotchkiss, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 45 years; his parents; and two brothers, Fritz and Victor Yaklich. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, St. Peter Catholic Church, 300 Wisconsin, Gunnison, Colo., Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, St. Peter Church. Following the Mass and luncheon, burial with military honors, 3 p.m., Cedar Hill Cemetery, Paonia, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frances and Mary Yaklich Educational Trust fund in care of Michael P. Stefanic, Trustee, 5588 Crow Place, Boise, ID, 83709.

Yaklich, Ronald Edward
Ronald Edward Yaklich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2010 - Ronald Edward Yaklich, 62, passed away peacefully in his home Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2010. He is survived by his wife, “the love of his life,” Cathy Yaklich; and by the “joys of his life,” his five children, Matthew S. Yaklich, Janine M. Yaklich, Ronald E. “Guy” Yaklich Jr., Sara and Aaron Bozzi. He also is survived by his brother, Philip W. (Carol) Yaklich; sisters, Jeannette J. (John) Houston, Judith A. (Richard) Mandeville; loving nieces, Charlotte Yaklich, Chelsea Mandeville; and nephews, Gamon (Maggie) Yaklich and Garrett Mandeville. Ronald was born April 3, 1948, in Boulder, Colo., came to Pueblo in 1949 with his parents, Edward M. and Jan (deceased) Yaklich. He graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1966 (Athletic Hall of Fame). He received a football scholarship to the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated in 1971. He earned a master's degree at Western State College and graduated from law school at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. Ron's passion and curiosity for other cultures inspired his many travels throughout the world. In 1982, he returned to his Pueblo roots, embracing his father's law practice while developing a thriving practice of his own. His spirit of philanthropy and concern for the disadvantaged was best demonstrated by his past involvement with Easter Seals Society and his valued service to the local Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ronnie will be missed by so many for so much. Thank you for being husband, father, brother, friend and provider without a peer. Ronnie, we know you are soaring with eagles, swimming with Chip and Jade in the waters you love and basking in the sun of the celestial spheres where only angels tread. Ron's presence, our greatest gift; his absence, our greatest teacher. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yale, Grace Florence
Grace Florence Yale – Pueblo Chieftain – November 12, 1918 – Grace Florence Yale, age 34 years, died at the family residence, 114 ½ Michigan Street, yesterday morning just 12 hours after her husband. She leaves a son, Shirley, of the family home, three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Saxby of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Edith Cox, of Escondido, Calif., and Mrs. Eugene Parantan, of Los Angeles, Calif., two brothers, Arthur Patterson of Abbey, Colo., and Charles Patterson of Fischer, Colo. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 13, 1918 – Funeral of Paul and Grace Yale, husband and wife, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. H. A. Vandeman will officiate. Interment Roselawn.

Yale, Paul
Paul Yale – Pueblo Chieftain – November 11, 1918 – Paul Yale, age 30 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. He leaves a wife and one child of the family home, 114 ½ Michigan Street; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Yale, in the Red Cross Service in London, England; three brothers, Frederick and William of Plateau City, Colo., and Dr. Chester Yale of Florida. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home. Funeral announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain – November 13, 1918 – Funeral of Paul and Grace Yale, husband and wife, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the United Funeral Home. Rev. H. A. Vandeman will officiate. Interment Roselawn.

Yallanardo, Johnny
Johnny Yallanardo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2010 - Johnny Yallanardo, 87, passed away unexpectedly in Pueblo, May 6, 2010. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, Imperial Funeral Home.

Yallanardo, Mike D. Sr.
Mike D. Yallanardo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2011 - Mike D. Yallanardo Sr., 90, passed away April 14, 2011. Survived by children, Carmella Ayers, Carol (August) Kaiser and Mike D. Yallanardo Jr.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; sister, Nancy (Vern) Burkhart; the mother of his children, Rose Corwin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mike retired from the Rio Grande Railroad, and later worked for the City of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yamisky, George Ernest
George Ernest Yamisky – Pueblo Chieftain – October 31, 1918 – George Ernest Yamisky, age 31 years, died at the family home, 719 E. 3rd St., early yesterday morning of influenza. He is survived by his wife, Edith Yamisky, and five-year-old daughter, two sisters, Mary Yamisky, and Magdalene Yamisky, and two brothers, Paul and Leo Yamisky, of Florence, Colo. He was employed as a city firemen, and is a member of the fireman's union, Monroe Council, Knights and Ladies of Security, the Knights of Pythias, and the Knights of Pythias Home Guard. The funeral will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – November 1, 1918 – The funeral of George Ernest Yamisky was held from the Davis-Vories Chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. George H. Bassett officiated. Mrs. Mahlon Saxton, accompanied by Miss Vesta Croes sang "Face to Face," and "Sometime We'll Understand." Interment was made in Roselawn Cemetery. Services were private. Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 1918 – The death brother George E. Yaminskey this week, has been the first of our home members to suffer from the epidemic, and the many members who knew him sympathize with his bereaved family. Our other death was brother Walter Lasater, who died a few days ago at Camp Humphreys, West Virginia. A number of cases of sickness have been reported, but a great many have also recovered from the epidemic, and we hope that it will not be long before we can resume our usual weekly meetings.

Yamisky, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Yamisky – Pueblo Chieftain – November 13, 1918 – Mary Rose Yamisky, age 25 years, died yesterday at a local hospital. Survived by three brothers and one sister. A brother of Mrs. Yamisky died a short time ago of the same disease. The remains will be forwarded tomorrow by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Florence, Colo., for burial accompanied by relatives.

Yamski, George
George Yamski - Pueblo Chieftain – January 21, 1919 – Firemen's Funeral Funds to Be Paid – The first claims to be paid in Pueblo out of the firemen's pension fund created by the last state legislature will be ordered paid by the city council as soon as the two applications for the money are received. The claims are on the lives of Paul Marshall and George Yamski who died recently and whose beneficiaries are entitled to $100 funeral expenses. It was only after the state firemen's Association had waged a fight for the adoption of the system, that the pension fund was created by the last state legislature. Beginning February 1, each fireman in the city will allow 1% of his monthly wage to be placed in the fund. The state has already placed $1,400 in the local fund and the city added $3,000 this year, so with incomes from the state, city, and the firemen themselves, a permanent fund will be created which will provide pensions and insurance for every member. It is said that the police are now fostering a movement to have a similar bill passed by the legislature which will provide a pension and insurance law for the police department.

Yancey-Yourshaw, Jean
Jean Yancey-Yourshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2012 - Jean Yancey-Yourshaw, 94. Full notice later.

Yanez, Thomas
Thomas Yanez - Pueblo Chieftain – November 20, 1918 – Thomas Yanez, age 60 years, died at his home, 618 E. 1st St., last night. Survived by one son, Antonia Yanez. Funeral arrangements by McMinn's.

Yanke, Eunice Sharon
Eunice Sharon Yanke - Trinidad Times Independent - January 30, 2013 - Eunice Sharon Yanke, Principal, physical therapist - Eunice Sharon Yanke, 67, of Pueblo West, was born March 4, 1945, on the family farm near Blooming Prairie, Minn., to Ernest and Alice Yanke, and passed away Jan. 17, 2013, in Pueblo, after a long and courageous battle with a rare lung disease. Survived by her siblings, Janice (Virgil) Gerlach of Conroe, Texas, James (Barb) Yanke of Dodge Center, Minn., Ilene (Tom) Powell of Pleasant Hill, Ore., Diane Moser of Osceola, Wis.; sister-in-law, Marlies Yanke of Nixa, Miss.; and special friend, Betty Bumgarner of Pueblo West; as well as an uncle, aunts, twelve nieces and nephews, and friends. Eunice also leaves her beloved Lhasa Apso, Yogi, who was the joy of her life. Preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Roger Yanke; and a brother-in-law, Jack Moser. Eunice graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1963. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mankato State College and upon graduation, she enrolled in Mayo's School of Health-Related Sciences in Rochester, Minn., and became a professional Physical Therapist. Eunice continued working at the Mayo Clinic for a short time before moving to Houston, Texas, where she was employed at the Houston Medical Center. In 1968, she moved to Pueblo and was a physical therapist at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for a number of years. Eunice later pursued a different career/vocational path earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a teaching certificate, from Southern Colorado State University in Pueblo, and later went on to Cincinnati, Ohio, becoming a nun with the Sisters of Charity Order. She also continued her academic education and earned a Master of Arts degree with a certification in Non-Public School Administration from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn. Sister Eunice served as Elementary School Principal of Trinidad Catholic Schools in Trinidad, Colo. for ten years, and later became Administrator for the then, John Neumann Catholic Schools in Pueblo for over five years. Later Eunice resumed her career as a physical therapist and was employed by Thera Physical Clinic and Physicians Home Health Care Agency. She was a dedicated care provider and derived a great deal of pleasure in serving others. Eunice was an adjunct instructor for Pueblo Community College in their Physical Therapy Assistant Program, and also worked in the Adult Basic Education Program for PCC's Fremont Campus in Canon City. She had a wonderfully dry sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with her friends playing cards/board games, camping, fishing or enjoying nature and all God's little creatures. With varied talents in arts and crafts, she once made some ornate and unique style bird houses that were sold at auction to help raise money for a nursing home. Eunice also enjoyed her quiet times working crossword puzzles, and loved reading historical novels, the classics, and a good “who-dun-it”. She loved flowers, working in her yard, crocheting afghans for family members, and was a dedicated and avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. Eunice was so very special, and will be deeply missed by those of us she leaves behind. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made in Eunice's name to P.A.W.S. for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003, or a charity of your choice.

Yanko, Vlasta Marie
Vlasta Marie Yanko - The Daily Breeze - January 31, 2012 - Vlasta Marie Yanko, born on October 25, 1921 in Starkville, Colorado, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2012 at the age of 90. She lived in San Pedro for 71 years, coming in 1940 to settle with the love of her life, Tony Yanko (deceased 1987). She will be greatly missed by her three children, Anthony (Molly), Mike (Jeannie) and Sydne (Pete Jongbloed); 9 grandchildren; and 11 plus great-grandchildren. She was a member of the San Pedro Emblem Club, South Bay Epiphyllum Society, South Bay and Peace & Plenty Quilters, the Mary & Joseph Volunteer League and was a season ticket holder at the LA Galaxy. Services will be held in San Pedro with Vigil/Rosary at McNerney's Mortuary on Thursday, February 2 at 7 PM.; funeral Mass Friday, February 3, 10 AM at Holy Trinity Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, are appreciated.

Yanks, Laurence
Laurence Yanks - Pueblo Indicator - June 22, 1929 - We were sorry to learn of the passing away of Laurence Yanks, a student at Banner school.

Yarberry, Milton (Mrs.)
Mrs. Milton Yarberry - Pueblo Indicator - March 9, 1935 - Avondale - The sympathy of the entire Avondale community is extended to the relatives of Mrs. Milton Yarberry, who passed away at her home, 1224 East 9th St., Pueblo, on Sunday, March 3. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, five daughters, five sons, 38 grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday P.M. from the funeral chapel of T.G. McCarthy & Sons Inc. They were conducted by Rev. R.P. Ringo and Rev. A.J. Sutton. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Yarberry, Rebecca
Rebecca Yarberry - Pueblo Indicator - March 9, 1935 - Mrs. Rebecca Yarberry Passed Away - Mrs. Rebecca Yarberry, wife of Milton Yarberry, of 1224 West 9th street, passed away at the family home Sunday, March 3, 1935. She was born at Cleveland, Tenn., December 10, 1854. She was held in the highest esteem by a host of relatives, friends and neighbors who sadly regret her death. Besides her husband she is survived by sons and daughters as follows: Mrs. Yarberry is survived by her husband, Milton Yarberry, and the following children: Mrs. N. F. Danielson, Boone; W. C. Yarberry, Mrs. D. E. Boyle, Rodney H. Yarberry, Arthur Yarberry and R. I. Yarberry, all of Pueblo; Mrs. I. G. Rice, Denver; Thomas Yarberry, Needles, Calif.; Mrs. Charles Biddle, Walsenburg, and Mrs. James Burgess of Crow. In addition there are 38 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren surviving her. Interment was at Mountain View cemetery last Tuesday. Rev. Geo. F. Low and Rev. A. J. Sutton, officiated at the services.

Yarberry, Samuel F.
Samuel F. Yarberry - Pueblo Indicator - July 8, 1938 - Prominent Pueblo Pioneer Passes Away - Samuel F. Yarberry, a 91 year old pioneer of Pueblo, died in the Fitzsimmons hospital at Denver the 3rd inst. He came to Colorado in 1869 and for many years was at the head of a freighting outfit mostly between mountain towns. He leaves many relatives in Pueblo, some among the old-timers who helped put Pueblo on the map.

Yarbrough, Jean Marie
Jean Marie Yarbrough - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2007 - Jean Marie Yarbrough passed away Nov. 7, 2007, in Pueblo. She was 86. Jean had lived in Pueblo since 1953 and was a member of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. She is survived by her son Terry Yarbrough; and granddaughter, Kaitlin Corfman, both of Pueblo. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, Imperial Cemetery.

Yates, Beecher
Beecher Yates - Ashland Daily Independent - December 22, 2006 - Beecher Yates, age 56, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, in Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born Oct. 15, 1950, in Boyd County, Ky., a son of Dorothy Sloas Yates Whitt of Bruin, Ky., and the late Beecher Yates. He was the owner of KOALA-T, a cable splicer employed with Nolen Construction, past master of Willard Lodge No. 626 and Hepburn No. 576, 32nd degree Scottish rite and a member of El Hasa Shrine Temple. He attended the Bruin Enterprise Church. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Steve Yates. His survivors include his wife, Louise Knipp Yates; two sons, Eric Wayne Yates of Salem, Va., and Beecher Allen Yates of Grayson, Ky.; a daughter, Kimberly and Andrew Salyers of Sandy Hook, Ky.; four sisters, Margret Smith of Maxton, N.C., Jenanne Pearson of Walsenburg, Colo., Sandra Markwell of Sandy Hook and Janet Cassel of Grayson; three brothers, James Yates of Sandy Hook, Ronnie Yates of Columbia, S.C., and George Yates of Sandy Hook; three grandchildren, Bradley Salyers, McKenley Yates and Abby Yates; three half brothers, Donnie Whitt of Grayson, Johnny Whitt of Carmel, Calif., and Randy Yates of Frankfort, Ky.; a half sister, Carla Dinkins of Winder, Ga.; and 24 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in East Carter County Memory Gardens. Graveside burial rites will be conducted by the Willard Masonic Lodge No. 626. Visitation will be tonight, Dec. 22, from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the Yates family at

Yates, Gussie
Gussie Foster Yates – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 1918 – City Briefs – Gussie Foster Yates, sister of Mr. W. T. Foster, of this city, died yesterday at Little Rock, Arkansas, of the Spanish influenza, after a sickness of only a few days, and her niece, Miss Maud F. Foster, who went to Little Rock two weeks ago to visit her aunt, is also seriously sick with the disease and the young lady's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Foster, of 617 west Eighth street, are greatly worried about their daughter's condition. Mrs. Yates, formerly resided in Pueblo, where she has hosts of friends, and one and all will sincerely regret to learn of her death, for she was a charming woman, loved by all who knew her.

Yates, Sally M.
Sally M. Yates - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2009 - Sally M. Yates, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2009. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis Yates; parents, Manuel and Elena Baca; and brothers, Joe, George and Ruben. Survived by her children, Carmen (Werner) Thanner, Joseph (Theresa) Duran, Sonny Duran, Loretta Duran, John (Rose) Duran and Monica Yates; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace (Cruz) Aguilar, Annie (Mike) Mercure, Nancy (Manuel) Santos, Mary Gutierrez, Rosie (Richard) Villanueva, Eileen Ruiz, Ruth (Foster) Aguero and Liz ( Joe) Montiel; and other family and friends. She loved family gatherings. She loved to travel, play bingo and going to Cripple Creek. She was very involved in her church. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, with prayer service to follow at Romero Chapel. Family and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following prayer service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at Southwest Church of Christ Hall following interment.

Yates, Vera M.
Vera M. Yates - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2009 - Vera M. Yates, 77, of Eaton, Colo., died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at the Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern Colorado Inpatient Unit in Greeley. She was born on July 14, 1931, in Horace, Kan., to Cecil L. and Fern B. (Moore) Wertz. Vera graduated from Central High School in Pueblo. She later married John E. Yates on March 19, 1950, in Pueblo, where they lived until moving to Eaton in 1993. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2004. Survivors include two sons, John "Butch" Yates Jr. of Eaton and William "Biff" Yates and his wife, Traci, of Briggsdale; two grandchildren, Brandy and Travis Yates; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Bob and Judy Wertz and Ken and Cheri Wertz, all of Pueblo; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Clinton and Charlene Yates of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Yates; her parents, Cecil and Fern Wertz; a brother, Dick Wertz; and a sister, Loretta Maroney. Vera's wishes were to have no services at this time. Moser Funeral Service in Evans, Colo., is in charge of arrangements.

Ybarra, Terbina
Terbina Ybarra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2010 - Terbina Ybarra, 83, passed away Dec. 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentino Ybarra; and her daughter, Gloria Arellano. Survived by her son, Anthony (Lola) Ybarra of Washington state; grandchildren, Corine Vialpando, Cornell Vialpando, Trebina Nunez, Mark Ybarra, Andrew Ybarra and Lisa Ybarra; nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Terbina retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after many years of service, and was a member of Christ the King Parish. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., both at Imperial Funeral Home. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Yeaden, Leila J.
Leila J. Yeaden - Pueblo Indicator - March 16, 1935 - Avondale - The sympathy of the Avondale community is extended to the relatives of Mrs. Leila J. Yeaden of Wabash avenue, Pueblo, who passed away Tuesday, March 5, at a local hospital. Funeral services wee conducted on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Rouch Funeral Home. The body was shipped that evening to Osland, Kentucky for burial. Mrs. Yeaden leaves three sons, Elston, Hubert, and Alfred and a host of friends to mourn her loss.

Yeager, Homer
Homer H. Yeager - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2013 - Homer H. Yeager died Sept. 5, 2013, at his home, 1726 Willow St. in Canon City. Survived by wife of 39 years, seven children, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At his request, no services or flowers.

Yeager, Norma
Norma Yeager - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2012 - Norma Yeager, 81, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2012. She was born June 26, 1930, in Las Animas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil W. and Katherine M. Lockhart. Survived by her brother, Robert (Sue) Lockhart; children, Curt (Lori) Yeager, Candice (Greg Garber) Yeager, George (Marie) Yeager and Sandra (Curt) Palmere; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nephew, Kevin (Marty) Lockhart. Norma was a dedicated elementary teacher who taught for over 36 years, mostly in District 60. She was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and loved teaching her Sunday school classes. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, with funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers the family requests donations be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2002 E. Eighth St., Pueblo 81001, where Norma was loved by all. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Yeater, Daisy Bernice
Daisy Bernice (Whitcomb) Yeater - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 2009 - Daisy Bernice (Whitcomb) Yeater was born April 20, 1916, and passed away Oct. 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Yeater. Survived by children, Florence Anne Johnson, Pueblo West, David Arthur (Maureen) Yeater, Pueblo, and Glenn Allen (Jennie) Yeater, South Gate, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Daisy was also known as "Grandma" to many other children. Cremation, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Donations in Daisy's memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Yeck, William F.
William F. Yeck - Imperial Funeral Home - August 16, 2011 - William F. Yeck, September 3, 1954 - August 9, 2011 - Cremation with no services. Inurnment at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Imperial Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO.

Yeckel, Donald L.
Donald L. Yeckel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 2011 - Donald L. Yeckel, 90, of Eastlake, Ohio, formerly of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away April 28, 2011. Donald was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. He retired in 1978 from National ACME in Cleveland after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by siblings, Melvin, Raymond and Eugene Yeckel and Violet Alexander. Survived by wife of 69 years, Rose M. Yeckel (Paris); son, Craig (Leah) Yeckel; granddaughter, Donna Dayner and daughter-in-law, Doris Dayner. Visitation, 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 6, 2011, followed by funeral service at noon, both at Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095. Entombment at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Yeckel, Rose
Rose M. Yeckel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2013 - Rose M. Yeckel, 91, passed away Monday Oct. 7, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born on Feb. 28, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio. She is survived by her loving family: her son, Craig (Leah); her granddaughter, Donna Dayner; and her daughter-in-law, Doris Dayner. Funeral services were held on Oct. 15 at the Monreal Funeral Home in Eastlake, Ohio, with burial following at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Yengich, Anthony George
Anthony “Sam” George Yengich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 2010 - Anthony “Sam” George Yengich passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2010. He was born Nov. 11, 1919, to Mary and Dujo Yengich. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Diana; and his four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his sister, Anne Neumeyer; his brother-in-law, George Pritza; and his three children, Steve (Patti) Yengich, Sharon (Clyde) Berrier and Georgianna (Crayton) Hayes; and numerous nieces and nephews. In his younger days, “Sam's” involvement in sports led him to be an outstanding baseball player and an assistant athletic director at the YMCA. Sam was one of the original founders of the Novo Kolo Tamburitzas and enjoyed playing music. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a military police officer in the Pacific Theatre. Sam was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1946. Sam spent 37 years at the CF&I and retired in 1981. He lived life to the fullest. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Disabled American Veterans of Pueblo. The family greatly appreciates the care the Life Care Center gave to Sam. Visitation, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Private family service. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yengich, Eddie
Eddie Yengich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1999 - Our Past Century, 1950 - 1951 - Fifties Usher in a New Era - City Gets New Form of Government - Korean War Breaks Out - All of that, however, was set against a national political climate of intense partisanship and hostility. Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., was making daily accusations that particular federal employees, college professors and Hollywood writers were communists and aiding the Soviet Union in learning the secrets of the atomic bomb. The war of words, however, exploded into real bullets on June 25 when North Korea sent its armies into South Korea. Caught by surprise, Truman rushed underequipped and inexperienced U.S. troops to Korea and into war again. For Pueblo veterans, Korea meant the likelihood of being recalled to combat. The Chieftain reported on June 26 that there were 89,000 draft eligible men in the state, including 28,000 World War II veterans. The North Korean army, however, ground up the United Nations forces thrown at it that summer and it didn't take long for Pueblo to start suffering casualties. On Aug. 20, Army Pvt. Eddie Yengich was reported missing. (He was killed in action.)

Yengich, John Peter
John Peter Yengich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2014 - John Peter Yengich, 61, Mountain House, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, Feb. 21. Neptune Society, Tracey, Calif.

Yengich-Matthews-Neumayer, Ann K.
Ann K. Yengich-Matthews-Neumayer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2011 - Ann K. Yengich-Matthews-Neumayer, 94, born July 11, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., and passed away July 20, 2011. Survived by her loving children, Darline (Dale) Schmidt, Jean DelMonico; grandchildren, Kurtis (Shari) Schmidt, Megan Schmidt, Antonio DelMonico, Lisa (Alan) Adams, Chad (Jennifer) Matthews; Travis (Christine Connolly) Matthews; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Jordan, Christian, Dalby, Alishya, Troy, Megan, Drew, Ava; and sister-in-law, Ann Yengich. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Dujo (Mary) Yengich; husband, John Neumayer; son, Charles Rodney (Susan) Matthews; brothers, Joseph (Evelyn), Jack “Jiggs” (Caroline), Anthony “Sam” (Diana), John “Perry” and Eddie “Dar”; sisters, Mildred (George) Miketa, Maude “Margie” (Roy) Downey, Mary Ann (Peter) Zigich and Helen (Bruce) Harford; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Special thanks to her caregivers, Berylene, Samantha, Kendra, Darlene, Liz, Brandi, Caitlin, Stacey, Karla, Linda, Lynn and Dr. Debbie Urioste. As a young woman, she did housekeeping and also worked at Corwin Hospital Laundry. Ann was a member of the Red Hot Flashers and was proud of her 1935 State Champion Softball Team. She truly enjoyed softball, golf, bowling, fishing and flowers. She waitressed up to the age of 74 at many places, including Chucks Lunch, Pueblo, Colo., Roger Smith Hotel, Shine Inn, High Point, Jaycox, Collegant CT, all back East. She was loving, hard working and she had a great sense of humor. Memorial contributions may be made in Ann's memory to Frontier Hospice through the funeral home office. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, Faith Baptist Church, 169 S. 30 1/2 Lane and Barnett Road. Officiating Pastor, Clay Austin. Cremation has taken place.

Yenko, Josephine Elizabeth
Josephine Elizabeth Yenko - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2013 - Josephine Elizabeth Yenko, Nov. 7, 1920-March 1, 2013. Josephine passed away peacefully March 1, 2013, in Colorado Springs. Josephine, wife of the late James E. Yenko; mother of two sons, and their families: William E. Yenko (Janet) and daughter, Janene E. LaPoure and son, Bob W. Yenko; Lawrence J. Yenko and daughter, Athena Dawson; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kyle, Evan LaPoure, Skyler, Briston Dawson and a host of other relatives and friends. Josephine received a business degree from PJC and then on to support the war effort of WWII by working for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. Her joys in life were playing the piano, reading and crossword puzzles. Special thank you to all the LaPoures for taking such good care of Grandma! A celebration of Life, 1 p.m. March 17, at Pueblo Union Depot.

Yepez, Jose E.
Jose E. (Adios Cowboy) Yepez - The Daily Herald - April 15, 2011 - Jose E. Yepez passed away at his home in Bosque Farms, NM on April 6, 2011. He was born on November 14, 1930 in Trinidad, CO to Eduardo and Elenore Yepez. He is survived by his sister, Nora Torres; daughter, Joy Yepez-Rice (Jeff Rice), of Marysville, WA; sons, Rick, Mike, Ron, Joe (Dorothy), Edward (significant other, Jim Conklin), Jerry and Tim; grandchildren, Tawny Lohr-Dale (Bud), Joan Sallee (Josh) and Elden Chapman III (significant other, Tamara Martines); great-grandson, Buddy Dale; and numerous other grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sherry. A viewing was held in San Mateo, NM on April 11, 2011 at Riverside Funeral Home with a procession leading to The Santa Fe National Cemetery. Dad served in the Navy onboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45). Dad's name and his father's name, Eduardo, are both engraved on The Miners Monument in downtown Trinidad, CO. He retired a Deputy Sheriff of Taos, NM. Dad loved family, dancing, travel, and riding horses. When he was laid to rest, in his pocket next to his heart, were notes of love from his daughter, Joy and son, Joe. Our father was loved and will be missed by many. "Adios Cowboy, until we meet again" Dad, when the trumpets sound and the Heavens part please remind the angels that I too am under a stone marked YEPEZ. Your loving daughter, Joy Yepez-Rice.

Yergert, Herman G.
Herman G. Yergert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2012 - Herman G. Yergert, 89, of Pueblo, former longtime La Junta resident, passed away on Jan. 27, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born on April 13, 1922, in Sugar City, Colo., to George and Susan (Moore) Yergert. He married Lucille W. DuBois on April 21, 1946, in Rocky Ford. Herman served in the United States Army during World War II; serving in the Aleutians and the European Theater. Herman retired in 1983 as a conductor from the Santa Fe Railroad and farmed all of his life. Herman was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, served on the Bent's Fort School Board for many years and was a longtime member of the Antique Car Club. Herman is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille of the Pueblo home; children, Don (Kathy) Yergert of Greeley, Sharon (John) Proctor of Pueblo and Jacque (Dave) Beauvais of Pueblo; sisters, Bertha Sorenson of Alamosa and Betty Fleming of Canon City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Yergert; and sisters, Martha Sturges and Elsie Fleming. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, First Presbyterian Church of La Junta with the Rev. Dr. M.J. Romano officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House or to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Yerrick, Jerry (Infant of)
Infant Yerrick – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1918 – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yerrick died at the residence, 102 Arroyo Ave. yesterday the funeral announcement will be made later by the McCarthy Undertaking Company. Pueblo Chieftain – January 21, 1918 – The Funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yerrick, will be held this morning at 10 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel; interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – January 22, 1918 – The funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yerrick and was held yesterday at 10 a.m. in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Yoder, Doris
Doris Helen Yoder - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2013 - Doris Helen Yoder, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2013. Cremation in Angelus Crematorium. At her request, no formal services.

Yoder, Wilmer Harold
Wilmer Harold Yoder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2010 - Wilmer Harold Yoder, 95, died at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo, Colo., on May 21, 2010. He was born to Elba J. and Erma (Miller) Yoder on Oct. 16, 1914, Garden City, Mo. On Dec. 21, 1940, he married Marjorie Kathryn Arnett. They moved to Colorado in 1960 and lived in Glenwood Springs and La Junta. Marjorie died in 1982, and Wilmer married Grace Rhodes of Pueblo in 1983. After Grace's death, he moved to the Pueblo Villa. Wilmer was a member of the Pueblo Mennonite Church and the Gideon's International. He loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ. Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; sister, Mildred; brother, Chester. He is survived by his brother, Glen; daughter, Sharon Trauger; son, Roger (Joyce) Yoder; three stepchildren, Linda Rhodes, Dennis Rhodes, Pam (Doug) Rowley; two grandsons, five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pueblo Mennonite Church, 634 Goodnight Ave., with Pastor Dave Foncannon officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501; Gideon's International, P.O. Box 2178, Pueblo, CO 81004 or Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, 325 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Inurnment, Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, at a later time. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yohn, Gilbert Franklin
Gilbert Franklin Yohn - Hutchinson News - February 27, 2008 - Gilbert Franklin Yohn, 92, died Feb. 26, 2008, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Brenham, the son of Frank and Clara Toeinnes Yohn. A lifetime resident of Kiowa County, he was a farmer and rancher. On April 22, 1939, he married Leona "May" Rose in Pratt. She died June 26, 2005. Survivors include: a son, Gail, Hutchinson; three daughters, Clara Bach, Flush, Geraldine Benesky, Walsenburg, Colo., and Pauline Conard, Gardner; two brothers, John and George; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Frankie. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be sent to the donor's choice, in care of Cornerstone of Wichita.

Yohn, John M.
John M. Yohn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1919 - John M. Yohn for many years sexton of Mountain View Cemetery, died at Hotchkill, Colo., last Friday. He leaves a wife and two children. The body arrived in Pueblo this morning and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the United Funeral Home. Pueblo Lodge No. 31 A. F. and A. M. will have charge of the services. Interment in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1919 - The funeral of John M. Yohn was held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the United Funeral Home. Rev. J. H. Ketchum officiated. Mrs. L. M. Johnson and Mrs. Geo. Litz accompanied by Mrs. J. M. Jones sang "Under His Wing," "The Homeland," and "My Jesus as Thou Wilt." The pall bearers were William Peach, Albert James, Frank Glatzel, Robert Wartenbee, William Balcom, and Charles Cox. Members of Pueblo Lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M. attended in a body and exemplified their ritualistic services at the grave. Interment was in Mountain View.

Yongen, Mary Lo
Mary Lo Yongen - Pueblo Chieftain – July 15, 1918 – Mary Lo Yongen, age 38 years, died in this city yesterday. She leaves a sister residing in Denver. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the funeral will be announced later.

Yori, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Yori – Pueblo Chieftain – November 2, 1918 – The funeral of Giuseppe Yori took place yesterday morning at 8 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment Roselawn.

York, Charles J.
Charles J. York – Pueblo Chieftain – September 19, 1918 – Charles York, age 40 years, died at a local hospital last night. Deceased came to Pueblo 16 months ago and was engaged in the restaurant business at 200 South Union Ave. He is survived by his wife, who resides at No. 20, Block O, and was a member of the Mesa Baptist Church and the Tribe of Ben Hur. The remains are at Davis-Vories and the funeral will take place Friday from the Mesa Baptist Church, the hour will be announced later. Rev. Cecil T. Garnett, pastor of the Mesa Baptist Church will officiate. Pueblo Chieftain – September 21, 1918 – The funeral of Charles J. York was held from the Mesa Baptist Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Cecil T. Garnett conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Gibson and Miss Bertha Gibson, accompanied by Mrs. Garnet, sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Sometime We'll Understand." The pallbearers were Henry Gates, J. E. Holden, C. B. Day, J. R. Bayless, J. Burton, and Earl Kibler. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of Davis & Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1919 – Suit Against Lodge – Suit was filed in the District Court yesterday by May York against the Supreme Tribe of Ben-Hur, seeking to collect on a policy for $1,000 said to have been taken out and maintained by her late husband. The petitioner alleges that her husband was a member in good standing at the time of his death, September 18, 1919, and that payment of his policy has been withheld and refused.

York, Sandra Diane
Sandra Diane York - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2012 - Sandra Diane York, 65, passed away Feb. 19, 2012. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave. Family and friends will be received at the church hall following service. Sandra will be interred in her hometown of Bayou La Batre, Ala. In lieu of food or gifts, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Sandra's name.

York, Sophie
Sophie (Baros) York - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2009 - Sophie (Baros) York, 56, passed away Jan. 2, 2009. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Baros; her husband, Fred York; brother, Martin Baros; and aunt, Fedalina Valdez. Survived by her mother and stepfather, Carrie and Marvin LeFebre, Pueblo; children, Joseph (Lorraine) York and Earl (Crystal) York, both of Pueblo, and LaTanya (Kenny) Peters, Gulfport, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Theresa Segura, Ida Castro and Bobby (Alice) Baros, all of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Lela (John) Baros, Joe Sawa and Tim Valdez, all of Pueblo. She also is survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

York, Todd A.
Todd A. York - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2014 - Todd A. York, 40, passed away June 20, 2014. Preceded in death by his mother, Sondra L. Knighten-York. Survived by his parents, William A. York Sr. and Ollie York; siblings, Stephanie E. Bush, William A. York Jr., Mechelle R. Regalado, Myria M. Roebuck, William A. Thompson, Herbin V. Thompson, Skyrone D.L. Roebuck; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. No formal service.

Youle, Charles R.
Charles R. Youle - Central City Daily Register-Call - Mr. Chas. R. Youle, assistant chief of the fire department of Pueblo, and who died in Denver a few days ago, was buried yesterday by the department of that city. He was formerly connected with the Chieftain, but of late in the railway postal service.

Youlios, Winifred M.
Winifred M. Youlios - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2013 - Winifred M. Youlios, 85, died peacefully at the Hospice House in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2013. Born in Clifton, N.J., she was one of seven children born to John and Florence Martin. She graduated from Eastern Academy, Prospect Park, N.J., in 1945 and from the Berkley School in 1946. Ever the professional career woman, she worked outside the home as an executive secretary and as a bookkeeper for her family's dairy farm. She was an office holder in the National Secretaries Association and in 1959 was the first member of the Passaic Chapter to achieve the designation of Certified Professional Secretary. She married Paul Youlios in 1962 and after raising two daughters, went back to work as an administrator for Western Union, Upper Saddle River, N.J. Upon retirement, she moved to Pueblo, Colo., and transferred her longtime church membership from Irving Park Christian Reformed Church to the Beulah United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Paul; and daughters, Mary and Linda. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Beulah United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., Beulah, CO 81023 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Young, Allen W.
Allen W. Young - Pueblo Indicator - December 15, 1934 - Allen W. Young, old-time Pueblo engineer, on the D. & R. G. W. Railroad, lost his life in the accident near Debeque, the 11th inst., when a huge boulder rolled on to the track, throwing the engine on its side. J. A. McDougal, fireman of Grand Junction, also was killed.

Young, Avis M.
Avis M. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2009 - Avis M. Young, 87, La Veta, Dec. 18, Boies-Ortega.

Young, Bonnie
Bonnie Young - Alamogordo Daily News - April 5, 2010 - Bonnie Young, 88, of Tularosa, was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on May 14, 1921, and passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at her home in Tularosa. She was a lovely wife and loving mother who was always there for her children. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Young and Bonafacio Silva, and her eldest daughter Jennie Castenade. She is survived by her eight children: John Silva, Mary Ann Schuman, Gloria Prewett, Joe Silva, Mary Ellen Findley, Patricia Dowler, Benny Carruso and Bon Larson Silva; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. The family wants to thank Alamogordo Home Care and Hospice for all the loving care given to our lovely mom. The Young family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

Young, Charles F.
Charles F. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2012 - Charles F. Young, 77, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2012. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna Young; four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. Donations will be accepted at the church.

Young, Churchill C.
Churchill C. Young – Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1918 - The funeral of Churchill Young, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Mt. View Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain – May 13, 1918 – Three Boys Killed at Steel Plant in Nine Days – Churchill C. Young, age 19 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Young, 112 Block L, employed in the old merchant mill at the plant of the Colo. Fuel and Iron Company here as a crane hooker, received injuries at work last Wednesday night which resulted in his death at them an equal hospital about 24 hours later. The youth, the third to meet a tragic death from injuries received at the steelworks in nine days, was caught in a flying belt and terribly mangled and crushed. He was removed to the Minnequa Hospital where little could be done to relieve his sufferings. His head, shoulders, chest and arms were badly mangled. Deceased is survived by his parents and by several brothers and sisters. The funeral of the dead boy was held yesterday afternoon, just about 48 hours after the funeral of another young man, Emery A. Deter, who met death May 8 by being crushed by a heavy beam at the new coke ovens at the steelworks. Deter and Young were both buried at Mountain View Cemetery, their graves being quite close together. A third young man to be killed at the plant was John Alfred Carlson, age 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carlson, 1334 E. Abriendo Ave. He died May 1 of injuries received in a fall from a scaffold, the fall resulting in the rupture of the liver and other internal hurts. Carlson was 17 years of age, Deter 18 years old, and Young, 19. Carlson the youngest of the three died May 1, then Deter, May 8, and Young on May 9. Pueblo Chieftain – May 13, 1918 – The funeral of Churchill C. Young took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Rev. G. W. Broome, pastor of the Mesa Baptist Church conducted the services. Miss Hoyt Bailey, Mrs. Henry Jones, Mrs. Wilfred McDowell, and W. D. Work sang "Sweet Bye and Bye," and "Beautiful Island Somewhere." Mr. McDowell sang a solo, "Face To Face." The pallbearers were William Work, C. W. Climenson, G. Bennett, G. H. House, W. E. Tucker, and W. H. Briscoe. The flower bearers were Marie Tucker and Gertrude Climenson. Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

Young, Clyde B.
Clyde B. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2013 - Clyde B. Young, 76, passed away Aug. 2, 2013. Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sandra Young; children, Ken Young of Pueblo and Teri (Eric) Browdy; grandson, Carson Browdy, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Verena Mitchell; niece, Andrea (James) Robinson; great-nephew and niece, Mitchell and Elizabeth Robinson, all of St. Joseph, Mo.; numerous cousins and other relatives; and beloved, spoiled pets, Panzer, Josie and Ginger. Clyde was born to Audrey and Clyde B. Young Sr. on Nov. 1, 1936, in Pueblo. In 1954, he was the graduating class president at Centennial High School. He attended The Colorado School of Mines and transferred to CSU in Fort Collins where he graduated with a civil engineering degree. While attending CSU, Clyde was the president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Clyde also received his MBA later in life. Upon graduating from CSU, Clyde served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. On July 27, 1962, Clyde married Sandra Warhurst. He worked for Public Service in Denver and later the family moved to Pueblo. In Pueblo, he worked for the CF&I Land and Water Department, MacIntyre and Quiros Engineering and founded Clyde B. Young and Company. Clyde was most proud of the Colorado State Fair interactive water fountains, which he designed. He was proud to have been the engineer of The Beaver Park Water District and The St. Charles Mesa Water District for several years. In addition, he was the referee for the Division Two Water Court and in his spare time Clyde became a certified emergency medical technician. Clyde was also a self-taught oil painter and an avid golfer. Clyde enjoyed entering chili cook-offs and his secret recipe won him many statewide titles. Upon retirement, Clyde dedicated his engineering expertise to build PAWS for Life, Pueblo's all-green, no-kill animal shelter. "Semper Fi, Clyde!" There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life.

Young, Dolly
Dolly Young - Pueblo Indicator - December 16, 1939 - Miss Dolly Young, Pioneer Ranch Woman is Dead - Miss Dolly Young, for 30 years a successful ranch woman some 20 miles northwest of Pueblo, passed away at a local hospital December 12 at the age of 61 years. Following the death of her parents she carried on the management of her large ranch and was principally engaged in raising horses. She was an outstanding and colorful type of a Western ranch woman who loved the wide open spaces of the range and was fearless, independent and self-reliant, a typical ranch queen of the West who aided in putting it on the map.

Young, Don
Don Young - Denver Post - April 21, 2007 - A forester, Young did all he could for nature - Don Young, who died last month at age 90, spent much of his life working to preserve nature. When he was in his 80s, he built a mile-long nature trail, hauling the rocks and marking every plant along the path, a daughter-in-law said. (The Denver Post) - Don Young did almost everything to preserve nature, whether it was dressing as Smokey Bear for parades or picking up aluminum cans on every outing. Young, who died March 21 at age 90, was a district forester and liked to describe himself as a "teacher in a large classroom without walls." He died in the Caρon City home where he and his wife, Joanne Young, had lived in since 1955. Young loved to camp, hike, photograph and learn everything he could about the outdoors. Even in his 80s "he could name every plant and flower and tree," said his son Jerry Fitzgerald of Denver. Young was "devoted to his job and helping other people," said C.K. Morey of La Veta, who worked for Young and later succeeded him. The state forestry department is funded by both the state and federal governments, Morey said. The job includes tree planting, monitoring for diseased trees, and getting trees pruned or removed if need be. The forester also helps people understand fire protection, works with fire commands to train and equip firefighters and works with landowners on forest management. Young never lost interest. When he was in his 80s, he built a mile-long nature trail, hauling the rocks and marking every plant along the way, said his daughter-in-law JoVonne Fitzgerald of Denver. Don Young was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Tulsa, Okla., and moved with his family to New Mexico, where they homesteaded. The family moved back and forth between New Mexico and Colorado. After high school graduation, he worked in an infirmary for the Civilian Conservation Corps and his mother saved his $25 monthly allotments so he could attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. That was interrupted by World War II, when he served in the Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He earned a Silver Star. He married Joanne Fitzgerald in 1945. Young earned his forestry degree at CSU, worked as the 4-H agent in Adams County and headed the first state forestry office, which was in Caρon City. His territory was half the state. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by two daughters, the Rev. Gail Duba of Spokane, Wash., and Donna Young of Caρon City; two other sons, Robert Young of Cle Elum, Wash., and Greg Young of Seoul, South Korea; his sister, Ruth Stoddart of Everett, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.

Young, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Young - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2010 - Elizabeth "Betty" Young, 88, passed away Jan. 8, 2010. Preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Harman and Norman Young; her parents; four brothers and one sister. Survived by daughter, Kathleen (Dennis) Rosolini; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Keller; and brother, Stanley Bratina. Betty was a member of KSKJ No. 7 and a member for more than 50 years of Beta Sigma Phi. She loved to do crafts. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Young, Emma Louise
Emma Louise Young - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2012 - Emma Louise Young, 82, passed away Aug. 19, 2012, at home with her family. She is survived by her sister, Rachel Richardson; daughter, Verna (Jim) Sincovec; son, Charles Young; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, with No. 10 on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Vern; parents, Charles and Lalia Corf; sisters, Vivian Grasmick and Evelyn Metzner; and brothers, Harold and Donald Corf. Emma was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on April 29, 1930. Emma married Vern Young Sept. 19, 1948. She attended church at Trinity Life Center and was active in AGLOW until her health kept her at home. Emma was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 50 years. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2006. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Donations may be made to Odyssey Foundation, 5526 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918- 3688.

Young, George Barney
George Barney Young - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1918 - George Barney Young, aged 23 years, died at the family residence, 616 East Fifth Street yesterday forenoon. He came from Oklahoma three months ago for the benefit of his health. The funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. W. Harlow, pastor of the United Brethren Church will conduct the services. The interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the Whiton Mortuary. Pueblo Chieftain – June 3, 1918 – The funeral of George Barney Young was held at the residence, 616 E. 5th St. yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. W. Harlow conducted the services which were impressive and largely attended. Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs. Dewey Masterson, accompanied by Mrs. J. Q. Adams, sang "Rest Weary Pilgrim," "Saved by Grace," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." The pallbearers were: Thomas Truman, Jesse Cramer, Gene Hansen, E. C. Hurford, A. B. Chapo, and Merrill Burgett. The interment was in Roselawn Cemetery in charge of the Whiton Mortuary.

Young, Gertrude
Gertrude young – Pueblo Chieftain – April 24, 1918 – Gertrude young, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Young of Lester, Colo., died in this city last evening after a short illness. The body will be forwarded this morning by the United Undertaking Company to Walsenburg, Colo., accompanied by the parents. Pueblo Chieftain – April 25, 1918 – The body of Gertrude Young was forwarded yesterday morning by the United Undertaking Company to Walsenburg, Colo., accompanied by the parents.

Young, Helen Ciesla
Helen (Ciesla) Young - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2012 - Helen (Ciesla) Young, formerly of Pueblo, passed away peacefully in Denver on June 24, 2012, at the age of 92. She is survived by daughters, Charlene Culbreath (David), Deborah Young-Bettelli (Pierre); son, Marc Young (Tracy); and daughter-in-law, Alyce Young; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Young; son, Kim Young; and daughter, Melanie Young. Helen was born in Chicago, Ill., and lived in Pueblo for 53 years. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pueblo for 20 years and was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church until 2004, when she moved to Denver to be closer to family. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121; wake to follow in Centennial, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Porter Hospice Foundation, 1391 Speer Blvd., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80204, for the benefit of Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center.

Young, James Lee (Rev.)
James Lee Young - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2013 - James Lee Young departed this life on April 19, 2013. He was born on June 12, 1929, and was the youngest son of William (Bud) Henry Young and Crissy Louise Young. James was the pastor of the Southside Church of Christ in Pueblo, Colo. In 1951, James enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as a master electrician. He served for 12 years and subsequently, retired as SSG in 1963. During his service in the military, he met and married Roberta Mae Wilhoite of Paola, Kan., in 1955. After being honorably discharged, he started his electrical contracting business, Jim's Electric in Abilene, Kan. James relocated his family to Pueblo, Colo., in 1979, where he was owner and proprietor of the Trading Post, a refurbishing shop. Affectionately known as “Pap,” James was a foster parent for many years and had a positive impact on the lives of many young men. James was first called into the ministry as a deacon at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Abilene, Kan. Later, he became a licensed minister in 1977. Upon his relocation to Pueblo, Colo., Pastor Young served as associate pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church for 10 years. In 1995, he became pastor of the Southside Church of Christ and served until the Lord called him home. Pastor Young is survived by many who loved him: wife, Roberta Young; sons, James L. Young Jr. (Susan) and William L. Young; daughters, Emily English (Henry), Lisa Winn (Louis) and Emma Young; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Sunny and Thomas Young; and his sister, Dorothy McKissack. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, and funeral service, 9 a.m. Friday, both at Angelus Chapel., the Rev. Orval Miles officiating. Full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon, Colo.

Young, James M. (Dr.)
Dr. James M. Young – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 1917 – Dr. J. M. Young Dies; Was Ill Seven Weeks – Dr. James M. Young, well-known Pueblo dentist, died at his home, 2225 Elizabeth St., at 10:30 o'clock last night after an illness of 7 weeks, during which time the greatest efforts were put forth by physicians to save his life. Dr. Young was 46 years old, and had lived in Pueblo for the past 22 years. Shortly after taking ill, he was moved to Raymond, Kan., in hopes that the change in climate would improve his health. But he gradually grew worse, and was brought back to Pueblo, August 31. He leaves his widow and one brother of Hannibal, Mo. The brother reached Pueblo yesterday afternoon just a few hours before Dr. Young's death. The body is being cared for by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. and the funeral announcement will be made later.

Young, Levert L.
Levert L. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1917 - Levert L. Young, age 10 years, died early yesterday morning in this city. He came here with his parents from Mexico four years ago and was a member of the Mesa Baptist Sunday School. The funeral will be held this morning at 10 a.m. from the McClelland Orphanage. Rev. Mr. Crowell of the Mesa Baptist Church will conduct the services. The body will be sent to Florence, Colo., this noon by the United Undertaking Company accompanied by his mother. Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1917 - The funeral of Lebert L. Young was held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the McClelland Orphanage. Rev. H. E. Crowell conducted the services. Mrs. Edwards sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and Miss Mildred Shields sang, "Near the Cross." The body was then forwarded by the United Undertaking Company to Florence, Colo., accompanied by the mother and friends.

Young, Lillian Francis
Lillian Francis Augusta Jones Pugh Young - Trinidad Times Independent - March 24, 2012 - Lillian Francis Augusta Jones Pugh Young (Billie), 106, went to sleep in her Lord's arms March 16, 2012, at Legacy at Trinidad. Billie was born Dec 15, 1905, in Dayton, Ky., to Edward Caleb Jones and Lillian Mary Jackson Jones. She had six brothers and sisters: Horace, Ruby, Alice, Grace, Charlotte and Bobby. While attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Lillian met and married Edgar Pugh and in 1930, welcomed her first child, Edgar Donald. Her husband's early death in 1932 and the Great Depression depleted family funds and Lillian opened her own beauty shop to support herself, her son and her mother-in-law. In doing so, Lillian demonstrated core characteristics of strength, determination and courage seen throughout the rest of her life. Eight years later, Lillian married Lester Eugene Young and became a full-time homemaker when daughter Lois Francine was born in 1940 followed by Lawrence Allen in 1945. Lillian was actively involved in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, worked on family genealogies, and participated with Lester in sailboat racing and archery. She provided frequent social events in her home for Lester's business acquaintances both in Cincinnati and in Dayton, Ohio, where they relocated in 1961. Lillian and Lester retired to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1973 where they lived for five years on a 36-foot motorized sail boat. When they moved to a condominium, the couple continued to sail in American waters and on friend's boats around the world. In 1987, they moved to Francine's property in the mountains of Oakhurst, Calif. At age 83, Lillian chose to become the primary caretaker of Lester as he succumbed to a fatal illness over a period of six months, further demonstrating life-long qualities of courage and strength. Now alone, she focused on her Biblical research of topics she wanted to understand better, handwriting volumes of verses she shared with family and many friends. She moved to Parker in 1999 to be close to her son Larry and daughter-in law Kathy, who lovingly watched over her needs and welfare. Her last move was to Trinidad, where Larry and Kathy had moved. She continued her Biblical writings and her life story. She loved to entertain and cook for others and gave away untold numbers of pecan pies. She was known for her generosity, bombastic enthusiasm and appreciation of the little things of life and what others did for her. Lillian lived alone until age 105 and 7 months when she entered the Legacy at Trinidad, an assisted living facility in Trinidad. Lillian is survived by her children: Edgar Donald Young and wife Delores of North Carolina, Lois Francine Allen and husband Earl of Florida, and Lawrence Allen Young and wife Kathleen of Trinidad Lillian also is survived by her grandchildren: Margaret McWilliams (Leonard), Edward Young (Karen), Marc Young (Soraya), Lisa McCarter (Jerry); her great-grandchildren: Adam, Noah, Ruth and Elaina McWilliams, Coleen Young, Jade Young, Noah Berry; her great-great-grandchildren: Jonah and Ivy McWilliams, Naomi and Carmen McWilliams, five more great-grandchildren through son-in-law Earl Allen; her nieces and nephews: Linda Gall, Connie Jones Phipps, Charlotte Bengtson, Susan Bengtson Barns, Ann Bengtson Wojcieszak, Gloria Nichol Drew, Bev Nichol Sadler, Audrey Nichol Hauth, Jim Young, Candace Young–Schult, Peter Young, Catherine Young Clark, Nan Young Murphy, Martha Bandy, Keith Young, Dick Hiles, Lucille Hiles McAnallen, Marilyn Pryor; many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews and many more new friends. Billie was preceded in death by her loving husband Edgar Pugh, 1932; loving husband Lester E. Young, 1990; beloved grandson Eric Jason Young, 1986; several nieces and nephews, all of her siblings and Lester's siblings and many friends and acquaintances. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, at Trinidad Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1605 Aiello St. She will be interred at the family gravesite in Parker. In keeping with Lillian's lifelong commitment to medical mission work, memorial donations are suggested to The Adventist Development and Relief Agency, ADRA, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, MD 20904 or online at In addition, memorial donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 136 W. Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082 would be greatly appreciated.

Young, Lucinda H.
Lucinda H. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1917 - Lucinda H. Young, aged 80 years, died at her home in Wild Horse Park yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Young came to this state about eight years ago and with her husband, the late William H. Young, homesteaded the ranch where she has since made her home. With her daughter, and only child, Miss Dorothy Young, she had acquired a large tract of land in the immediate vicinity of the present oil exploration. The funeral will be held from the Whiton Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Lucinda H. Young was held from the Whiton Chapel yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Hugh T. Gary, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church conducted the services. The pall bearers were L. M. Biele, H. Ginter, Tim Barbrick, and R. W. Gillin. The interment was in Roselawn.

Young, Mary C.
Mary C. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1919 - Mrs. Mary C. Young, age 52 years, died at a local hospital December 6. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – December 21, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. M. C. Young will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from McCarthy's funeral Chapel. Burial Roselawn Cemetery.

Young, Melanie
Melanie Young - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 2011 - Melanie Young, 50, born and raised in Pueblo, died Oct. 3, 2011. Remembrance, 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, Centennial, Colo.

Young, Minnie
Minnie Young – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 1919 – Mrs. William Young, wife of superintendent Young of the Union Depot is seriously ill at her home. Robert Young, brother of Mr. Young is expected to arrive today. Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 1919 – Mrs. William Young Passes Away at Home – Mrs. Minnie Young, wife of William Young, Superintendent of the Union Depot of this city, died at 11:16 o'clock last night at the family home, 411 Van Buren St. Mrs. Young took suddenly ill last Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock, and had been in a state of coma practically all the time since and to the end. Mrs. Young was well known in the city which has been her home for many years. A host of friends will be shocked with the news of her death. The body is in charge of the United Undertakers and the funeral announcement will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1919 – The funeral of Mrs. Minnie Young will take place from Holy Trinity Church at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon, following requiem and the Holy Communion which will be celebrated at the church at 10 in the forenoon. The Rev. Mack will officiate. Mrs. Young was born at Aurora, Illinois, September 8, 1874, her parents being J. N. and Luella A. Woods. She is survived by her husband and son William Young and William Young, Jr. She had been a resident of Pueblo since 1891. She was a consistent member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and an active worker in the Women's Guild; also she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 1919 – Death of Mrs. Young Causes Much Grief in the Community – The death of Mrs. William (Minnie) Young, wife of the esteemed Superintendent of the Union Depot came as a matter of deep grief to all her friends, of which she had a wide circle. She had been in failing health for several months, and on Sunday the 12th inst., was suddenly stricken down, becoming unconscious from which she did not recover until the end came peacefully on Saturday night last at 11:15. Mrs. Young was born at Aurora, Ill., on September 28, 1874, and has resided in Pueblo since 1891. She was the third child of Mr. John M. Woods, deceased, and Mrs. Luella A. Woods formerly a resident of Pueblo, now residing in Los Angeles, Calif. Besides her mother, she leaves two brothers, F. A. Woods of Pueblo, and W. D. Woods of Los Angeles, as well as her husband and young son, William. As long as her health permitted, she was constantly doing for others. Generous to a fault, no one appealed to her in vain when help was needed. This is one of her many Christian virtues. She was a devoted wife and mother, always putting first things first. As a member of the Episcopal Church she was at all times a willing worker in St. Elizabeth Guild of Holy Trinity. She was deeply interested in all parish activities. Her loss to the church is a real one. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and while able, she gave of her time and means to the work of that organization. That she was highly esteemed in the community, and loved by those who had the privilege of knowing her intimately, was attested to by the representative congregation which gathered in Holy Trinity Church this afternoon to pay their last loving tribute of respect to her memory. The service was simple and dignified, conducted by the Rev. A. P. Mack, Rector, and at the grave the members of the Eastern Star rendered their last rights. The flower bearers, who were members of the Eastern Star were Mesdames: J. M. Meals, Y. Smith, D. Cramer, George Roe, P. Lane, and M. J. Walsh. The honorary pall bearers were: Messrs. J. H. Nuckolls, J. M. Jackson, H. M. VanDyke, C. W. Climenson, J. Long, R. T. McCormick, and the active pallbearers were: W. L. Stone, William Grisard, J. M. Meals, Noah Swartz, J. H. Gillman, and Elliott Ray. It is needless to add that the heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. Young and his boy, also to the mother and brothers. A respected and worthy citizen has gone to her rest, and the community is the better for having known her.

Young, Nella
Nella Young - Pueblo Indicator - November 21, 1914 - Mrs. Nella Young Dead - Hardships of Holding Down a Homestead Again Illustrated - Mrs. Nella Young, who was holding down a homestead north of Fowler, and who was found by neighbors one morning lying on the ground in an unconscious condition, her team of horses standing beside her, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.F. McDonald at Garden City, Kansas, October 29. It was in the early part of October that she was discovered, and she had suffered greatly from exposure to the cold nights and the blistering sun of the day. She never became herself after that but gradually grew weaker. Mrs. Young was a resident of Pueblo and before going on to the homestead she had been conducting a rooming house over Ben Bergerman's store. Her untimely death again shows the hardships and risks of holding down a bit of government land.

Young, Norman
Norman “Norm' Young - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2009 - Norman “Norm' Young, 87, passed away Oct. 13, 2009. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Young; children, Kathleen (Dennis) Rosolini, Anne (Dennis) Overholt; Janet (Lawrence) Dampert; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Seeburguer; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Norm was a WWII veteran serving as a medic. He was a member of the United Sheet Metal Workers Union, American Legion and VFW. Norm enjoyed collecting stamps. Cremation, with no viewing. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Donations may be made in Norm's memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Young, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Sanders Young - Marysville Journal-Tribune - June 4, 2005 - Patricia A. Sanders Young, 73, of Marion, died Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2005, at her home after a long illness. A 1949 graduate of Richwood High School, she graduated magna cum laude from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. She also held a Masters of Arts degree. She was a fifth grade teacher for 30 years at Pleasant Elementary, retiring in 1996. She then continued to substitute teach until she was no longer able due to poor health. She was a member of the education honor society Pi Lambda Theta and the Interdisciplinary Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. She was a member of Marion First Church of the Nazarene, where she served as church pianist, and a member of the International Bible Study Fellowship for seven years. She enjoyed music, especially the piano, and followed in her mother's footsteps as a piano teacher for 15 years. She also composed piano pieces. She also dearly loved her family and home and in her later years enjoyed flower gardening. She was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Richwood, to the late Robert P. and Marjorie R. Dickason Sanders. She married George L. Young Sept. 8, 1949 at Richwood First United Methodist Church, and he survives. She also is survived by three daughter, Victoria A. (Jay) Burt of Marion, Georgia S. (Mark) Woodworth of Pueblo West, Colo., and Teresa L. (Charles) Vail of Colorado City, Colo.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Marcia J. (Geoffrey) Pomeroy of Westerville; a brother, Daniel R. (Joan) Sanders of Worthington; and eight nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastors Riley Powell and David Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Sanders, Geoff Pomeroy, Jay Burt, Mark Woodworth, Chuck Vail, Sean Pomeroy, Rob Sanders and Toby Hensel. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Elementary Music Department at 1105 Owens Road West, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Young, Russell Winfield
Russell Winfield Young - Huerfano World - July 3, 2014 - Russell Winfield Young, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Amara Hospice in Mc Allen, TX. Born on February 5, 1930 in Walsenburg, CO to Thomas and Mary Young, he spent his youth in both Colorado and South Texas. He graduated from PSJA High School in 1948 and later received his bachelor's degree from Texas Western College (UT-El Paso) where he played football for the Miners. In 1956, he earned his master's degree from West Texas State College (West Texas A&M). Russell began his career in 1951 in Tulia, TX and, in 1956, moved with his wife Mona and their three children, Mike, Karen, and Sherri to McAllen, TX where he continued teaching and coaching at McAllen High School through 1970. In his years of coaching football, track, and swimming, Russell made an impact on the lives of numerous colleagues, students, and those he coached. He spent his summers managing the swimming pools for the City of McAllen and started the AAU competitive swim program in 1967. After retiring from coaching, he went on to officiate football and basketball and worked closely with the South Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross. In 1971, he became the Rio Grande Valley's first full-time Director of Athletics for McAllen ISD. Russell was inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. After his retirement in 1984, he spent his time enjoying family, friends, and his dog, Jackie, while hunting, golfing and relaxing in both Colorado and the Valley. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Young, and his sister Kathryn Merree Linville. He is survived by his siblings, Bob (Patsy) Young and Mary Esther Ferguson; three children, Mike (Beverly) Young, Karen Young, and Sherri (Burt) Holloway; ex-wife Mona Young; eight grandchildren, Russell Holloway, Mona (Michael) Guerra, Thomas Garza, Michael Holloway, Chase (Whitney) Young, David Garza, Lynlee (Sean) Burke and Eric Young; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amara Hospice of McAllen, TX in Russell's name or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 am at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen. Sign the guest book

Young, T. J.
T. J. Young - Pueblo Indicator - October 17, 1936 - T. J. Young Died In Calif. - The Indicator has received word from Harry Young that his father T. J. Young, formerly of this city, passed away at Alameda, California, recently, at the ripe old age of 93. Mr. Young and family left Pueblo in 1905. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served under Sheridan, a dashing cavalry leader of the Union army. He is survived by his three sons, Frank Young of Raton, N.M., and Willard and Harry Young of Alameda, Calif. The deceased was very popular in Pueblo and held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

Young, Wilhelmina M.
Wilhelmina M. Young - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2012 - Wilhelmina M. Young, 90, passed away June 25, 2012. Born May 2, 1922, in Clarksville, Miss., she retired as a senior psytech with 29 years of service at the Colorado State Hospital. Preceded in death by her daughter, Iris L. Smith; her husband, Harold R. Young; her son, Harold R. Young Jr.; her parents, Thomas J. and Beulah Johnson Sr.; and siblings, Ruth Thornton and Thomas J. Johnson Jr. Survived by grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., with Pastor Charles Sankey and the Rev. Shadrach Thomas co-officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Young, William (Mother of)
Mother Young – Pueblo Chieftain – November 5, 1919 – William Young, Superintendent of the Pueblo Union Depot and railroad, left at 12:55 o'clock yesterday for Chicago where he was summoned on account of the death of his mother. Mrs. Young died at the age of 86 years. Young had planned to leave for Chicago today to pay a visit to his mother for several days. Owing to increased business he was unable to leave earlier and today presented the best opportunity for leaving. According to information given out at the superintendent's office, the burial of Mrs. Young will take place at Lawrence Kan.

Youngblood, Beulah
Beulah Youngblood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2014 - Beulah Youngblood, 103, passed away, Jan. 4, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Louis; son, Benny McCamish; great-grandson, Nathan Winters. Beulah is survived by stepson, Larry Youngblood; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special cousin, Merle (Natalie) Owens; guardian, Julie Youngblood Caricato; and numerous other relatives. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made via Adrian Comer for Sol Amor Hospice. Arrangements by Adrian Comer.

Youngblood, Rebecca
Rebecca (Trimble) Youngblood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2012 - Rebecca (Trimble) Youngblood. As her granddaughter put it, “Grandma Becky became a snow angel on Jan. 2, 2012.” She may have been in your life for minutes or years — either way you will never forget her. We love and miss you!

Youngman, Helen L.
Helen L. Youngman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2009 - Helen L. Youngman passed away Feb. 14, 2009. She was born July 12, 1914, in Ellis, Kan. She lived most of her life in Beulah and Pueblo, Colo. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Milo; and her son, Daryl. She is survived by her daughter, Dorene Rhodes; her son, Ricky; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Youngman, T. H. (Rev.)
Rev. Dr. T. H. Youngman – Pueblo Chieftain – June 16, 1917 – Canon City, June 15 – Rev. Dr. T. H. Youngman well known in Methodist Episcopal church circles throughout the state and who for several years has lived a retired life on a fruit ranch on Lincoln Park, died at his home here this morning. Thirteen years ago he gave up the active ministry on account of declining health, and nine years ago came to Canon City hoping to regain his old-time vigor, a hope that was never fully realized. Dr. Youngman was a scholar and biblical student of more than ordinary attainments and was formerly a college professor. On Saturday morning a funeral service will be held at the residence by Rev. James F. Harris of Denver, after which the remains will be taken to Mitchell, South Dakota, for interment.

Yount, W. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. C. Yount - Pueblo Chieftain – October 6, 1917 – Lamar, Colorado, October 5 – Mrs. W. C. Yount received injuries from which she died three hours later and her husband was also injured. He is not expected to live. Late today an automobile in which they were going from here to their home in Bristol, Colorado, was struck by a freight train near Lamar.

Yourick, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Yourick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2009 - Thomas A. Yourick, passed away Oct. 9, 2009, at the age of 88. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary Yourick of Walsenburg; his sister, Christine Yourick (Chesi) of Pueblo; and many good friends and cherished family members. A quick-wit, avid bridge player and great conversationalist, Tom enjoyed life to the fullest. Tom graduated from St. Mary's in Walsenburg, and obtained his Master's Degree in Education from Adams State College in Alamosa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as an encrypter while stationed in Japan during World War II. A retired teacher, Tom brought subjects such as history and music to life for many students throughout his career. Many of Tom's students remember him even now. Tom taught in many schools, and was tenured at his beloved “Big Blue” (Central High School) in Pueblo. Following his retirement in 1981, Tom compiled the material for, and edited, his book, The Magnificent Century, a compilation of 100 years of history of Central High from 1882-1982. Tom appreciated music, and was an accomplished organist. He welcomed playing for churches, the Elks, and volunteered many years as organist for Sunday Mass at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo. Tom is survived by his nieces, Christine (Cippy) Arellano, and Deborah (Jay) Hokanson; his grand-nieces, Stephanie (Robert) Pitts, Donna Lepik, and Becky (Robert) Woods-Rogers; his great-grand niece, Grace Draughn; and many beloved cousins. Tom is also survived by step-sister, Mary Ann Genova; brother-in-law, Hugh Chesi; and lifelong friends, Bob Phelps and Terri Kubick. Viewing 1 to 5 p.m., today, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, Christ the King Church. Inurnment, 1 p.m., Friday, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Tom's name to Central High School Foundation or The American Heart Association. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Yourshaw, Jean
Jean Yourshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2012 - Jean Yourshaw. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Youtsey, Betty Kay
Betty Kay Youtsey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2013 - Betty Kay Youtsey, 73, passed away Jan. 24, 2013. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Paul B. Youtsey Jr.; children, JoAnne Bennett and David Youtsey; brother, William Schweickhardt Jr. of Corona, Calif.; and grandson, Stephen Tamayo. Preceded in death by her parents, William and Katheryn Schweickhardt; in-laws, Paul and Fannie Youtsey; and granddaughter, Emilee Ann Youtsey. Betty was born July 6, 1939, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a member of ARCH, Pueblo Senior Safety Coalition and AARP. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Frontier Hospice or First United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Youtsey, Ella Ford
Ella Ford Youtsey – Pueblo Chieftain – November 5, 1918 – Mrs. Ella Ford Youtsey, age 26 years, died Saturday at the ranch home near Towner. She is survived by her husband, Earl Youtsey, and three small children, also her mother-in-law, Mrs. E. D. Evans, who is Sec. of the Fraternal Hospital Association, and Evans, who is coming from Camp MacArthur, Texas for the funeral. The body is at Davis-Vories. Pueblo Chieftain – November 7, 1918 – The funeral of Mrs. Ella Ford Youtsey will be held from the Davis-Vories Chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment, Roselawn.

Youtsey, Paul Bryon Jr.
Paul Byron Youtsey Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2014 - Paul Byron Youtsey Jr., 78, of Pueblo, passed away March 19, 2014. Survived by daughter, JoAnne Bennett; son-in-law, Russell Arnold; and grandson, Stephen Bennett. Paul was born in Colorado Springs on April 19, 1935, to Fannie (Butler) and Paul Youtsey Sr. He graduated from Gardena High School in Gardena, Calif., and retired after a long career as Postmaster in Boulder Creek, Calif. He was a member of Gardena Moneta Lodge 372, A.F. & A.M. First United Methodist Church, editor of the Gardena Alumni Newsletter, and national email coordinator for the National Association of Postmasters. He was active in the SRDA, AARP and TRIAD. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Kay, and granddaughter, Emilee Ann Youtsey. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., concluding with Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, A.F. & A.M. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Frontier Hospice or First United Methodist Church, through the funeral home.

Youtsey, Walter
Walter Youtsey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2014 - Walter Youtsey died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2014. Survived by his loving wife, Deborah Youtsey; seven children and eight grandchildren. Walter lovingly taught others that Jehovah's Kingdom is the solution to all of mankind's problems including death itself. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4121 Nature Center Road, Pueblo Colo.

Yribia, Victoria C.
Victoria C. Yribia - Denver Post - October 14, 2009 - Victoria C. Yribia was born on March 4, 1916 to Jesus Maria Cisneros and Maria Rumalda Martinez, in Walsenburg, Colorado and left this world on October 9, 2009, to be reunited with family members who departed before her. Victoria was preceded in her passing by her husband, William Yribia, her parents, six sisters, one brother and numerous relatives. She is survived by her children, Bill Yribia, Edna Yribia Trujillo (Lonnie), Larry Yribia, and Richard Yribia (Lucy), 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Victoria attended Adams State College at a time when few Hispanic women were allowed the opportunity to take this path; however, being the youngest sibling, and enjoying much support from her older sisters, she persevered and graduated in 1939. After graduation, she married her husband, Bill. At the time of his passing in May of 2007, they had been married for 67 years. While raising her family, Victoria taught in various schools in the Walsenburg/ Huerfano area, and in Denver, Colorado. She also worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Walsenburg and Denver, and retired from the Colorado Department of Employment in 1981. Victoria was a talented musician who played a number of instruments. She taught herself to play the piano by ear, as well as to read music. In addition, she played the violin and the guitar. Victoria passed on her avid love of music to her family as well as her work ethic and her strong principles of right and wrong. Victoria was known for her generosity and compassion for others less fortunate than she, and lovingly shared whatever she had. She passed on these attributes to her family members, for which they are eternally grateful. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Olinger Moore Howard Funeral Chapel (46th & Tennyson). Rosary on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 S. Federal Blvd. Funeral Mass on Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints.

Yribia, William T.
William T. Yribia - Denver Post - June 5, 2007 - Bill Yribia, 92, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Victoria, and his children, Bill, Larry, Richard (Lucy)Yribia and Edna (Lonnie) Trujillo, all of the Denver area. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces. Bill was born to Marcos Yribia and Bernardina Naranjo Yribia in 1914 in Bear Creek, Huerfano County, Colorado. He attended school in Bear Creek, near Walsenburg, and married Victoria Cisneros in 1940; he lived in Walsenburg until the early 1960's, when he moved his family to Denver. He served in the 2nd Armored Division during World War Two. During most of his working life, he worked as an automobile mechanic with dealerships in Walsenburg and Denver. He was known as an unusually knowledgeable and skillful mechanic, of unquestioned integrity, and in the later years of his working life he rose to the rank of shop foreman at George Irvin Chevrolet. His greatest loves were his wife and children, whom he adored and cared for. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and, after his family, his greatest joys in life were hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. He will always be remembered as a straightforward, honest man with a sparkling sense of humor and as a practical joker of wit and imagination. His hilariously irreverent expressions are widely remembered among his friends and loved ones. Bill's life will be celebrated at a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Church of All Saints, 2559 So. Federal Blvd., preceded by a public visitation at 6:00 P.M. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 7, 2007, also at the Church of All Saints, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery and a reception to be announced.

Yudnich, Laura C.
Laura C. Yudnich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2011 - Laura C. Yudnich, 89, passed away May 22, 2011. She was born February 10, 1922. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Yudnich; brothers, Ernie, Raymond, and Frank Bonvicin. Laura is survived by her children, Robert (Karen) Yudnich and JoAnn (Clark) Hertneky; grandchildren, Luke, Nathan and Anne Yudnich; Brian (Amber Latella), and Valerie Hertneky; sister, Evelyn Janezich; and several nieces and nephews. Laura was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the SRDA. Funeral service, Thursday, May 26th, 2:00 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

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