The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Eagan, Helen
Helen Eagan - Denver post - May 31, 2005 - Helen M. Eagan of Arvada. Born in Trinidad, CO. Preceded in death by husband Frank. They had no children but she belonged to many horse clubs and was President of the Colorado Horsemen's Council in 1984. She was a great trail rider and co-authored a trail book. Visitation Wednesday, 10 am - 8 pm. Services Thursday 2:30 pm. Both at Highland Mortuary. Interment at Highland Cemetery.

Eakins, Marjorie G.
Marjorie G. Eakins - Canon City Daily Record - September 8, 2007 - Marjorie G. Eakins went to be with the Lord Aug. 21, 2007, in Redmond, Ore. Marjorie was born June 5, 1935, to Herbert Orale and Nellie Juanita Eakins on the Eakins family ranch 25 miles south of Westcliffe. Marjorie’s grandparents, Herbert and Pearl Eakins homesteaded the land in 1922. The Eakins corrals still stand by the road although the house, barns and bunk house have all been torn down. Marjorie and her sister Patricia attended a one-room school at Froze Creek. The sisters rode horseback many days to school and in the winter, went by horse-drawn sleigh. The girls’ teacher, Mrs. Emma Frank, lived with the Eakins family during the school year. In 1948, the ranch was sold and the families moved to town. Herbert and Pearl Eakins moved to Westcliffe and Marjorie’s parents and sisters to Silver Cliff. Marjorie attended seventh and eighth grade in Silver Cliff and graduated Valedictorian of her class at Custer County High School in Westcliffe. While in high school, she participated in cheerleading and received many 4-H awards for raising animals. Marjorie worked as a trusted babysitter in many homes during her high school years. After graduation, she worked for the Montgomery Ranch until her marriage to Don Camper. They later divorced remaining lifelong friends. In 1958, Marjorie moved to Cañon City. She was an accomplished pianist who played for many dances and organizations until her marriage to Joseph Porco of Salida. Marjorie and Joseph divorced in 1975 remaining friends until his death in 1985. In 1976, Marjorie moved to Oregon, where she was a nurse in private homes. She continued nursing, dividing her time between Oregon and Colorado, living in Pueblo, Rye and Cañon City until retiring in 1993. Marjorie was a loving and compassionate caretaker of all she attended. Marjorie played the piano her entire life and enjoyed making people happy with her music. Marjorie was an artist. She painted oil landscapes and drew charcoal still-lifes and portraits. Marjorie was also a tailor and seamstress creating original designs in fabric and leather. She was a master of knitting and crocheting also designing purses, Afghans, pillows and garments. Geology and mineralogy were interests beginning in childhood and continuing throughout her life. She was an avid rock hound and self-taught geologist with an amazing collection of rare and magnificent specimens. Marjorie was knowledgeable in world history and politics. She remembered the “fireside chats” during World War II. Her family listened to the president on the radio as he addressed the nation every week. Marjorie’s uncle William G. Eakins was killed Sept. 11, 1943, on Salerno Beach, Italy. Marjorie was only 8 years old at that time, but her uncle’s sacrifice for our country shaped her adult life. She never missed voting and considered it our duty as Americans. She was informed about world affairs her whole life. Marjorie was a gourmet cook and baker. She grew bountiful gardens and beautiful flowers. Marjorie always made room at her table for anyone who dropped by. Marjorie was a friend to many and always a giver to others. She was known for giving money to homeless people, inviting many into her home for holiday dinners. Marjorie loved children, often taking all the neighborhood kids camping for a week in the mountains. She was a Christian who lived her faith by her actions. Marjorie “Tootsie” Eakins will be missed by many. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. She leaves behind three children; daughter, Nellie Dawn Camper, of Bend, Ore.; sons, Jules Porco, of Colorado Springs, and Earl Porco, of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Becky Hammond, Michael, Leslie and Nellie Porco; two great-grandchildren, of West Virginia; sisters, Patricia Benevitti, of Pueblo and Hallie Eakins, of Cañon City; nieces, Kristi Cushman, of Cañon City, Marcy Caraballo and Mindy Trimble, of Pueblo; nephews, Paul Montgomery Jr., of Pueblo, Mark Montgomery, of Rifle, Stanley, Shayne and Slade Goss, of Cañon City; great-nieces, Hayden and Raegan Cushman, of Cañon City, Holly DiSantis, of Denver, Trisha Proctor and Tamara Moreschini, of Pueblo, Amanda Montgomery, of Albuquerque, N.M., Sasha Montgomery, of Glenwood Springs and Shayleen Goss, of Cañon City; great-nephews, Matthew and Ryan Montgomery, of Glenwood Springs and David Goss, of Denver. Marjorie also leaves behind many great-great-nieces and nephews as well as a multitude of friends. Our world without her will never be the same. Memorial contributions can be donated in Marjorie’s name to Loaves & Fishes of Fremont County, 241 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212. Phone: (719) 275-0593. Autumn Funerals of Redmond, Ore., handled the arrangements. Wet Mountain Tribune - September 13, 2007 - Valley native Marjorie G. “Tootsie” Eakins died Aug. 21, 2007, in Redmond, Ore. She was 72. Ms. Eakins was born June 5, 1935, to Herbert Orale and Nellie Juanita Eakins on the Eakins family ranch 25 miles south of Westcliffe. The family ranch had been homesteaded by Ms. Eakins’ grandparents, Herbert and Pearl Eakins, in 1922. The ranch corrals still stand though the home, bunk house and other structures are no longer standing. Ms. Eakins and her sister, Patricia, attended the one-room Froze Creek School. The teacher, Mrs. Emma Frank, lived with the Eakins family during the school year. In 1948, the ranch was sold and Ms. Eakins’ family moved to Silver Cliff where she attended school. She later graduated as Valedictorian from Custer County High School, where she participated in cheerleading and in 4-H animal projects. During her high school years, Ms. Eakins worked as a babysitter in many Valley homes. Later, she moved to Canon City, and was an accomplished pianist, performing for many dances and other affairs. In 1976 she moved to Oregon where she served as a private nurse. Later, she divided her time between Oregon, Canon City and the Pueblo area, until retiring in 1993. Ms. Eakins was an avid artist, and also enjoyed seamstress work, knitting and crocheting. She also was an avid rockhound and self-taught geologist and maintained an impressive collection of rare minerals. She enjoyed gardening, both vegetables and flowers, and was a gourmet cook and baker. She was knowledgeable in history and politics, and was proud to have always voted. She had been married to Don Camper who she later divorced. She also had been married to Joseph Porco who she also divorced. He preceded her in death in 1985. Ms. Eakins is survived by a daughter and two sons: Nellie Dawn Camper of Bend, Oregon; Jules Porco of Colorado Springs; and Earl Porco of San Jose, Calif. Also surviving are four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two sisters: Patricia Benevitti of Pueblo, and Hallie Eakins of Canon City. Numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive. Arrangements were handled by Autumn Funerals of Redmond, Ore. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Loaves & Fishes of Fremont County at 241 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212.

Eaks, Suzan E.
Suzan E. Eaks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Suzan E. Eaks, 69, loved the Lord and went to be with Him on Sept. 3, 2014. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing her father, Norvan Eaks; mother, Betty Eaks; sisters, Barbara (Jerry) Garver and Lila (Doug) Lofing; brothers, Bill (Peg) Eaks, Kent (Jill) Eaks and Craig Eaks; many nieces and nephews; and her caregiver and close friend, Virginia Cullen and her family. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church, 169 S. 30th Lane. Graveside service, 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Eames, Charles
Charles Eames – Walsenburg World – April 25, 1912 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, April 21, 1912, Charles Eames, age 78 years, 4 months and 21 days.

Earhart, Darla
Darla Sue Earhart - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 2016 - Darla Sue Earhart, 67, of Pueblo, departed this life on Aug. 16, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Mike Earhart of the family home; and three brothers. Preceded in death by mother, Julia Waugh; son, Jerry Waugh; and stepson, Dennis Earhart. Memorial service, 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, VFW Post 8898 in Boone, Colo. A reception will follow.

Earls, Dorothy B.
Dorothy B. Earls - Chronicle News - January 21, 2009 - Dorothy B. Earls, of Weston, Colo. passed away at home on Saturday, January 17, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Together with husband, Hal, they owned and operated Hal Earl's Construction Company. Survivors include husband, Hal Earl of home address, daughters, Sandra Meeks, Tex., Denise Mirat of France and other relatives. At Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place with no services. Arrangements made under direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Eason, Pauline L.
Pauline L. "Polly" Eason - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Pauline L. “Polly” Eason. Polly Eason passed away peacefully Sept. 4, 2014, at her home in Pueblo West after long illnesses and a fulfilling life of 91 years. Polly was born May 4, 1923, in Bristow, Okla., the daughter of Clarice and Eugene Capps. She spent her early years in Oklahoma and Colorado. She graduated from Canon City High School in 1941. That same year, she married Rodney Eason in Syracuse, Kan., who became a partner and traffic manager for Wright Motor Lines in Rocky Ford. Rodney and Polly celebrated 63 years of marriage before he died in Pueblo West in 2005. She had worked as a telephone operator and was a member of Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi sorority and, with Rodney, was active in Rotary, the Elks Lodge and Al Kaly Shrine. During her lifetime, she experienced the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, World War II and the Space Age. In recent years, Polly lived with her daughter, Donna, and son-in-law, Terry McGeeney, in Pueblo West. She enjoyed a lifelong kinship with her family and decades of long friendships. She lived by deeply religious and moral values, and was known for her vibrant, compassionate personality, wit and laughter. Her friendships and loyalties were a hallmark, attending monthly luncheons with high school classmates for many decades and continuing to travel for visits with friends in Rocky Ford. She enjoyed traveling with Rodney in their motor home, playing bridge, listening and dancing to old-time country and Big Band music and attending church services, but her main source of pleasure was time with friends and family members. Two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Sue Parlier; daughter, Donna; son-in-law, Terry; sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; grandsons, Greg (Lori) Hamm and Brett (Gwen) Hamm; great-granddaughters, Lillian, Evelyn and Carolyn Hamm; several nieces and nephews; and an admiring four-legged companion, Murph. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, and services at 10:30 a.m. at SonRise United Methodist Church in Pueblo West, with a 2 p.m. graveside memorial at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. The Rev. Dave York will officiate and Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City is handling arrangements. Memorial donations in Polly’s name are suggested to SonRise UMC, 421 E. Spaulding Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007, SonRise Legacy Fund or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo.

East, Lillian C.
Lillian C. East - Chronicle News - February 5, 2003 - Lillian C. East died in Denver February 3, 2003 as a result of hip surgery complications. Lillian (Lil) was born in Valdez, Colorado in 1916 and lived in Trinidad for most of her life. She was the daughter of Bob and Mae O'Brien. She was married twice and the widow of both husbands Robert J. (Bob) Lareau and Maurice (Morey) East. She was a life long member of United Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered for many years at the A R Mitchell museum and gallery. She is survived by her only daughter, Dee Bumgarner, her Son-in-Law, Ron Bumgarner, two granddaughters, Gaye Martin and Amy Bumgarner-Sisk, their husbands, Ric Martin and Steve Sisk, four grandchildren, Lauren Martin, Skyler Martin, Sterling Martin, Coleman Sisk and her beloved little Yorkie, Cricket, who now lives with Lil's family in Denver. Lil, cremated in Denver, will be brought to Trinidad for burial this spring. Chronicle News - June 20, 2003 - A Memorial Service for Lillian C. East, who died on February 3, 2003 in Denver, will be held on Friday, June 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Lillian (Lil) was the widow of both Morrey East and Robert (Bob) Lareau. She is survived by her daughter Dee Bumgarner, son-in-law Ron Bumgarner, grand-daughters Gaye Martin and Amy Sisk, their husbands Ric Martin and Steve Sisk, and great-grandchildren Lauren Martin, Skyler Martin, Sterling Martin and Coleman Sisk, all of Denver. Pastor Justin Schlesinger-Devlin of United Presbyterian Church will preside over the service. Burial will immediately follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. The family of Lillian C. East has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

East, M. Sterling
M. Sterling East – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1913 – Died Thursday of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John L. East, the little son, M. Sterling East, aged 7 months. The remains were taken to Trinidad where interment took place in the Masonic Cemetery of that city. The death of this little one comes as a dark shadow to the brokenhearted parents. Death is a hard master each of us must serve, for that which we price most highly is snatched from us, but the memory of these who go on before cannot be marred; it ever serves as a balm to we who are left to mourn. Poem: When we see a precious blossom that we tended with such care, rudely taken from our bosom, how our aching hearts despair. Round its little grave we linger till the setting sun is low, feeling all our hopes have perished, with the flower we cherished so.

East, Mary Louise
Mary Louise East – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1920 – Mary Louise East – Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. East, Saturday, February 7, 1920, at 6:00 a.m. Little Mary Louise was not quite a year old and was with us only long enough to show what a bright sunbeam she was. All who knew her learned to love her. We will miss her more than words can tell. The World extends sympathy to the bereaved parents. Walsenburg World – February 26, 1920 – Card of Thanks – We wish to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to the friends and neighbors who were so kind to us during the sickness of ourselves and children, both by loving service and floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. John L. East.

East, Price
Price East – Pueblo Chieftain – September 22, 1949 – Funerals – Price East (died), arrangements later. [Editor's Note: Price East died September 19, 1949 at the age of 75 years. Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.]

East, Thomas III
Thomas East - The Blade - July 24, 2015 - Thomas D. East III, 81, passed away December 11, 2013, at The Toledo Hospital. He was born March 29, 1932, to Evelyn and Thomas D. East Jr. in Trinidad, CO. Thomas earned his B.S. at Colorado State College of Education, his Masters Degree from Indiana University and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship enabling him to study in Darmstadt, Germany for six years, where he was the lead tenor at the Darmstadt Opera House. He taught at the University of Utah for 5 years and was the Director of Opera Studies at the University of Toledo from 1971, until his retirement in 2000. Tom served as the choir director for many churches, including Aldersgate U.M.C., Trilby U.M.C., Hampton Park Church and Sylvania First U.M.C. He was a soloist with the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and Utah Symphony, Central City Opera in Colorado, and the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Tom was a voracious reader, who enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and was a member of the Northwest Ohio Emmaus Community. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judith "Doodet"; sons, Thomas D. (Gloria) East IV, Michael C. (Yana) East; stepchildren, Dori Sowle, Robert (Betsy) Ransford, Amy (Lloyd) Allen, Michael (Meg) Ransford; grandchildren, Thomas D. East V, Rosemary (Dan) Boelens, Patrick East, Alex East, Elizabeth Juhnke, Sarah and Willis Sowle, April, Madeline, and Maisy Ransford, Liam, Evan, and Bridget Allen, Timmy O'Rourke; great-grandson, Roman Juhnke; brother, Gordon (Janet) East, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at The Toledo Hospital I.C.U. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2013, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd., where friends are invited to visit after 9:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church media fund. Arrangement entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors

Easter, Netta Jane
Netta Jane Easter - Huerfano World - March 7, 2014 - Netta Jane Easter, beloved wife of Don Easter and much loved “Grandma” of Huerfano County’s “Grandma & Grandpa’s”, passed away on March 5, 2014 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a battle with cancer. Netta was born to Moody and Georgina (Hache) Sims on July 8, 1936 in Pueblo at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and grew up in Fowler. On July 6, 1976 she and Don married, a union that lasted more than 37 years. Netta raised five children, Jerry D. (Sharon) Scoope, Helen E. (David) Murphy, Charlotte L. (Daniel) Cooper, David D. (Erin) Easter, and Debbie A. (Casey) Jones. She was a manager at US?West, and received her BA in Business Administration in 1992 from Regis College at the age of 53. Netta was involved with Eastern Star and United Methodist Church, first in La Veta and, more recently, in Walsenburg. She was an active member of the Walsenburg Chamber of Commerce. Netta enjoyed reading, writing, genealogy, and any visit, short or long, by her kids, ten grandkids, and four great-grandkids. She was predeceased by her parents; sister and brother-in-law Ursula Mary and Herbert Atkins; and brothers Dewight E. and James E. Sims. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Maxine Sims of Greeley and Wynona Sims of Fowler. Memorial services were held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at United Church of Walsenburg, with Pastor Bobby Barnhill officiating. Interment will be in Fowler, CO.

Eastman, William
William “Bill” Eastman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2015 - William “Bill” Eastman, 94, entered eternity on Oct. 14, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Direct cremation, per his request, has already occurred. Memorial services to be held at a later date.

Easton, Anna Jean
Anna Jean Easton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2016 - Anna Jean Easton, born Nov. 22, 1936, departed this world to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016. She leaves behind her loving, devoted husband, Robert Lee Easton; a son, a daughter and many grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Easton, Robert Lee Jr.
Robert Lee "Bud" Easton Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2015 - Robert Lee “Bud” Easton Jr., 56, of Pueblo West, passed away on Jan. 11, 2015. Loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and “Pops.” Bud is survived by his parents, Robert Sr. (Anna Jean) Easton; his wife of 20 years, Tracee; children, Mike (Aja), Nic, Carlee and Tabyre; his grandson, Ethan; brother, Dave (Colleen); sister, Donna; numerous friends, family and fishing partners. He was deeply devoted to his family and his four-legged friends. Bud had many favorite activities to include camping with his family, taking his kids fishing and hunting. He enjoying wagon walks with his little buddy, E, and keeping his best fishing spot “secret.” Bud will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West.

Eberhard, La Lou
La Lou Eberhard - Chronicle News - October 15, 2007 - La Lou Eberhard passed away on October 8, 2007, in Carlsbad, CA, due to complications of cancer. She was born on March 24, 1931, in Roswell, MM, to Ivar and Elizabeth Larsen. Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Ivar and Elizabeth Larsen, Trinidad, brothers Ivar Jr., Littleton, CO., Edmund, Trinidad and Betty Rose Begano, Trinidad. She is survived by her husband Bill Eberhard, Escondido, CA., daughter Bobbi Hall, Trinidad, three stepsons, Scott, Douglas and Blake Eberhard, Denver, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, brothers Mons Larson, Leonard Larsen (Sharon), Trinidad, and sister Beret Dickinson (James), Escondido, CA together with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lou was a graduate of Trinidad High School and an Albuquerque Business College. After completing her education, she held a secretarial position at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, was a Realtor and tax accountant in Denver and a bank examiner with husband Bill for thirteen years. In 1993 she moved to Trinidad to care for her mother. Shortly thereafter, she started her own business, Personnel Management Services, a temporary employment agency, A major factor in her success was attributed to her compassion for the well being of her workers and her outstanding business ethics. In October of 2004 Lou received the first Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Business Woman of the Year. Lou was very active in the Trinidad community. Her most recent participation included: Board Chairman of the Salvation Army, President of Trinidad Business Women, member of P.O.E., active member of Zion's Lutheran Church. She also was involved with numerous business and civic committees. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at 10 a.m. Friends are welcome to join Lou's family at 2:00 P.M. following the service at Zion's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. In "Lou" of flowers, donations should be directed to the Salvation Army, Trinidad Unit, P.O. Box 87, Trinidad. CO 81082.

Eberhard, William H.
William H. Eberhard - Chronicle News - April 14, 2008 - William H. Eberhard passed away on April 7, 2008 at 8:53pm in Escondido CA due to complications of cancer. He was born on May 2, 1934, in La Crosse, WI to Philip and Alma Eberhard. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Lou and his parents. He is survived by three sons, Scott (Cynthia), Douglas (Cathy) and Blake (Gayle) all of the Denver area. Two grandchildren, Carrie and Eric. His brother Dean (Beverly) of Minneapolis and numerous relatives throughout the U.S.A and the Netherlands. Bill was a 1952 graduate of Houston High School, Winona State University - 1959 and earned his Graduate Degree from the University of Wisconsin - 1973. His profession as a bank examiner/consultant covered 46 years. Bill served in the Air Force from 1952 - 1956, which included duty in Korea. Bill was very active in community affairs to include Rotary and as a member of Zion’s Lutheran Church in Trinidad., CO. His last few months have been in the most able care of his sister and brother in law Beret and James Dickinson of Escondido, CA. He has donated his body to Life Legacy for medical research. There will be a memorial service at Zion’s Lutheran Church at noon on Wednesday, April 16, with lunch following Zion’s is located at the corner of Pine and Prospect on the college campus. All are welcome to come celebrate and remember Bill.

Eberhart, Kent D.
Kent D. Eberhart - Chronicle News - January 27, 2015 - Kent (Knuck) D. Eberhart, 67, passed away on January 21, 2015, after a short illness. He was born a natural athlete in Southfield, Michigan. He played hockey, ran track, and played baseball, basketball and football. His mom remembers how he followed his high school friend, Ted Simmons’ professional baseball career, and the trip, and the trip they made to Phoenix to watch Ted in spring training. Ken was a gifted athlete; as a highlight he once scored four touchdowns in a single game in high school. He went on to play as a tight end, #82, for Michigan State in 1967. During the 1968 season he was injured, and that injury ended his ball career. The Air Force said he was too tall to be a fighter pilot, so he moved to Steamboat Springs to ski and work on the ski patrol. He moved to Denver and worked on many big construction projects. He was also riding and customizing Harleys. He moved to the Trinidad area in the early 70’s and ran a construction company. He tried a little rodeo and was a great water skier. Ken then moved to Phoenix in the early 80’s where he became a realtor selling undeveloped land and started building and racing a dragster. He worked for KAR products and got to travel with his company boss too many Pro-am golf tournaments. He loved attending the big live rock concerts. Ken always had a Harley and played a lot of golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the USA and Mexico, but he loved the local course after he retired. He was smart, organized, witty and generous in all ways. He wanted to make the day or hour enjoyable. It was important to him that people were happy. Kent was preceded in death by his father Dale and his brother Kurt. Ken is survived by his wife Deborah Bernhardt, his mother Virginia Eberhart, daughter Chelsea Osterquist, stepdaughter Jennie Bayes, and stepson Wiley Bayes. His family and many friends will remember and miss him always. Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Jujoe’s Pub, 125 N. Chestnut, Thursday, January 29, starting at 4:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Ebert, Mary
Mary Pauli-Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2015 - Mary Pauli-Ebert, 94, born on March 1, 1921, in Rocky Ford, to the union of Gustav and Hazel Pauli, passed away June 3, 2015, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Oliver; son, Giles Ebert; and granddaughter, Shelby Ebert. Survived by daughters, Kathy (Richard) Campbell and Jeanette Ball; grandchildren, Howard (Beth) Campbell, Kolby Ebert and Scott Ball; and five great-grandchildren. Mary enjoyed tending to her garden, loved flowers and enjoyed researching genealogy. She was also an avid weaver. She will be dearly missed. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to PAWS. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at George McCarthy Historical Chapel. Interment, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Eberwein, Gerald Leo
Tech. Sgt. Gerald Leo Eberwein - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2016 - Tech. Sgt. Gerald Leo Eberwein, 66, retired Air Force, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. He was past commander of the VFW and life member. Preceded in death by parents, Anna and William Eberwein; and brothers, Joe and Paul. Survived by three sons, Jeremy, Joe and Jesse; siblings, Barbara (Robert) Bernard, Frank (Mariellin Albo) Eberwein; nieces and nephews, J. Patrick (Cynthia) Bernard, Jacqueline (Ben) Meyer, Daniel Bernard, Todd (Shauna) Albo and Tami (Steve) Wilson; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Abby Bernard, Samantha Bernard, Keeley Albo, Natasha Albo, Austin and Christopher Wilson. Gerald liked flea markets and auctions, the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. Special thanks to Cpl. Billings, Ken Espinoza and Rhonda Quintana. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Eccher, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Eccher - Chronicle News - August 29, 2008 - Anna Mae Eccher, age 74, long time resident of Walsenburg, passed away, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 following a lengthy illness. Anna Mae was born October 8, 1933 in Trinidad, Colorado. Anna Mae worked many years as the head cook at Washington School where she was known as "Mom" to many students. Her greatest joy was doing anything with or for her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Marie Naccarato, brothers, Ben and Bill Naccarato; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Bessie Eccher, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Josephine Sperandio, Fred and Evelyn Eccher, Silvio Caputo and Ruth Naccarato She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Raymond Sr. of Walsenburg, children, Raymond (Dana) Eccher, Jr., Ron (Karen) Eccher and Mary (Chance) Nicks, grandchildren, Mitch, Elise and Emily Eccher; Brad Eccher; Savannah, Rachael and Natalie Nicks, all of Pueblo. Anna Mae is also survived by her sister, Mary Caputo; sister-in-law, Roxie Eccher and Angie Naccarato and special friend, Theresa Paravecchio. Special thanks to the staff of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing home and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 29, 2008 at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Anna Mae's name to the American Diabetes Association. Raton, New Mexico

Eccher, Charles Domenic
Charles Domenic Eccher - Chronicle News - October 20, 2009 - Charles Domenic Eccher passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on October 16, 2009 at the age of 93. He was born in Chicosa, Colorado on February 22, 1916 to Mary (Costa) and Albert Eccher. Charles was united in marriage to Toni Sepulveda on July 12, 1950 in Raton, New Mexico. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was employed at the Crown Service Station for many years. Preceding him in death are parents, Mary and Albert Eccher and brothers, Fausto, Henry and Alex Eccher. Survivors are sons, Joseph E, Eccher, Colo. Springs, Colo.; David Charles Eccher, Frederick, Colo. and daughter, Mary Yvonne Eccher, Aurora, Colo. Also surviving are grandchildren, Mark Eccher, Ronald and Jackie Eccher, Diana Eccher Michael Eccher; devoted sister-in-law, Frances Sepulveda; his caregivers and extended family of the Trinidad State Nursing home, and numerous other relatives. At Charles' request cremation with no services and inurnment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Eccher, Margaret
Margaret Eccher - Chronicle News - December 2, 2008 - Margaret Eccher, age 86, passed away November 30, 2008 at the Canon Lodge Care Center in Canon City, Colorado. She was born to Margaret and Lodovico Leone in Trinidad, Colorado on November 30, 2008. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1940. She then attended TSJC. On November 17, 1945 Margaret was united in marriage to Alex Eccher at Holy Trinity Church where she was a member for many years. Margaret worked as a secretary in Washington D.C. during WWII and also worked at the Prisoner of War Camp in Trinidad, Colo. Together with her husband Alex they developed and operated the Almar Mobile Home Park. Margaret was also employed as a bookkeeper for the Domenic Leone Construction Co. for 25 years. Preceding her in death are parents Margaret and Lodovico Leone, husband Alex Eccher, sisters Nancy Leone Flecksteiner, Dorothy Tatar and brother Frank Leone Sr. Survivors are numerous nieces and nephews including special niece Kathy (Walter) Blair, Canon City, Colo., nephew Vic Tatar, Denver, Colo., sisters-in-law, Elsie Leone, Trinidad, Colo., Elsie Scott, Trinidad, Colo., Mary Eccher, Pueblo, Colo., and brother-in-law Charlie Eccher, Trinidad, Colo. Visitation will be Thursday, December 4, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Dylan Pachorek and Kenneth Blair. Active pallbearers are Billy Flecksteiner, Frank (Sonny) Leone Jr., Vic Tatar, Walter Blair, Nick Sartori and Wayne Leone. Donations can be made to the Ave Maria Shrine, 235 N. Convent, or Holy Trinity Academy, 600 Prospect Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Eccher, Mary
Mary Eccher - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2017 - Mary Eccher. God called Mary home on Sept. 26, 2017, at the age of 99. She is now in heaven with her husband of 61 years, Henry, who departed this life in September 2004. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Elena and Tim Johnson, Marie and Clarence Scarberry; grandchildren, Todd and Jeffrey (Crystal) Johnson, Craig (Shanda) Scarberry; and great-grandchildren, Grady and Garrett Scarberry. Numerous nieces and nephews also were left behind. At Mary's request, a private service has taken place.

Eccher, Roxie Marie
Roxie Marie Eccher - Huerfano World - November 9, 2013 - Roxie Marie Eccher, 69, longtime Walsenburg businesswoman, died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Sangre de Cristo Palliative Care in Pueblo. Born April 1, 1944 to Peter F. and Bessie Eccher, she was preceded in death by her parents as well as siblings, Josephine Sperandio, Raymond and Fred Eccher. Roxie is survived by nieces Cheryl (Dr. Rick) Santi, Sharon (Lou) Marcon, Val Marie (Chris) Hunter, Mary Frances (Chance) Nicks; nephews Fred (Pat) Eccher, Ronald (Deidre) Eccher, Jim Eccher, Bruce (Nicole) Eccher, Ron (Karen) Eccher, and Ray (Dana) Eccher and their families, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Roxie attended St. Mary’s School, graduating in 1962. Thereafter, she entered the Order of Sisters of St. Benedict of Atchison, Kansas, taking the name of Sister Natalie. She left the order to return to Walsenburg to help her ailing mother with her store, Eccher’s Clothing, and to become involved with family real estate ventures. She attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs. Upon her return to Walsenburg where she was happiest, she took a position with the city, becoming the only female working at the Walsenburg police department. She worked as a meter maid and was called upon to supervise female inmates in the jail. After twenty years, she retired from service to the city to became a successful businesswoman in her own right, investing in houses, apartments and commercial buildings and providing affordable housing for generations of families. Roxie was a member of the local Eagles lodge and the Spanish Peaks Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed organizing the Bronco Billy’s bus to Cripple Creek. She was a life-long member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Roxie had the cutest kind of mischievous, playful look to her smile, with a twinkle in her bright, beautiful green eyes and the best laugh ever. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. A Rosary and funeral Mass were held on Monday, November 11th at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg with graveside services at South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies-Ortega was in charge of arrangements. At the family’s request, memorials may be given to Sister Carol’s St. Mary Senior Outreach Program, Walsenburg Eagles Lodge, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care of Pueblo.

Echer, Sylvia Theresa
Sylvia Theresa Echer - Chronicle News - July 17, 2007 - Sylvia Theresa Echer, age 97, departed this life on July 13, 2007. A resident of Swink, Co for the last 9 years, formerly of Denver and Trinidad, CO. She was born June 28, 1910 in Hastings, CO. Proceeded in death by her husband Joseph Echer, Son, David Echer, Parents Alessio and Matilda Mattedi, Sisters Rose Rodger, Angelina Mattedi, Lillian Niccoli, Mary Buddenbrock, Brothers, Ernest Mattedi and Joseph Mattedi. She is survived by her sister Esther Mattedi, Sister-in-Law Catherine Mattedi, Daughter-in-law Lori Echer, Grandson Ryan Echer, Great-grandson Kurtis Echer and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2007 from 8:30AM-9:30AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad, Co. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Eddy, Grace M.
Grace M. Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2015 - Grace M. Eddy, Sept. 10, 1928-April 4, 2015. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, First Baptist Church, 422 Main St., Fowler, Colo. Memorial donations may be made to Ark Valley Hospice, 531 Lewis, La Junta, CO 81050 or First Baptist Church, 422 Main St., Fowler, CO 81039.

Eddy, Virginia Mae
Virginia Mae (Read) Eddy - The Daily Sentinel - November 23, 2011 - Virginia Mae (Read) Eddy, age 92, passed away on October 10, 2011. She was born April 11, 1919 in York, NE to Vernon and Lora Inbody Read. She was raised on the family farm near Benedict, NE and later moved to Lorenzo, NE with her parents where she graduated from high school in 1939. Virginia moved from Carson City, NV to Grand Junction in 1985 and had then moved to La Veta, CO in 2009. She is preceded in death by her parents; Kenneth, her husband of 55 years; sisters, Margaret, Doris, Charlotte and Lora Lee, and brothers, Burdette and Dexter. She is survived by her son, M. Lowell Eddy (Sandra) of La Veta, CO; grandsons, Greg (Joan), and Chris (Stephanie) Eddy; great-grandchildren, Sam, Grace, Jillian and Jordyn all of Fort Collins, CO. Virginia loved to play the piano, sew and travel. With Kenneth working for Chevron Oil, Texaco Oil, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration over the years, she traveled and enjoyed seeing most of the United States. She was very proud to be a descendant of George Read, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware and Alexander Read, an officer in the Revolutionary War. Her grandfather, Lewis Inbody of Iowa fought in the Civil War. Pending graveside services are to be conducted by the Order of Eastern Star at Memorial Gardens in Grand Junction. Virginia was loved by many and will be missed by all those who knew her. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Edgar, Lyman Roy
Lyman Roy Edgar - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2016 - Lyman Roy Edgar, 101, of Rocky Ford, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at the Pioneer Healthcare Center in Rocky Ford. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Rocky Ford. Rev. Steve Culver officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 from at Ford-Ustick Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Otero County 4H Foundation Scholarship Fund; P.O. Box 190, Rocky Ford, CO 81067 or the Rocky Ford School District for the Melon Field sports complex project; Attn. Tammy Ridennoure, 601 S. Eighth, Rocky Ford, CO 81067. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford-Ustick Funeral Home.

Edmiston, Mattie
Mattie Edmiston – Walsenburg World – September 27, 1894 – Called Home – Died at Pueblo Monday morning, September 24, after a long and painful illness, Mattie, wife of A. H. Edmiston of LaVeta, age 51 years and eight days. Mrs. Edmiston was born at Colwell, North Carolina, August 26, 1843 and was the oldest child of Lewis J. and Caroline Estes, who are still living. She was married at the age of 18. The family removed to Colorado 15 years ago, and have made their home for the most part in LaVeta. She has been in feeble health for the past nine years, and confined to her bed for some 10 months. Her removal to Pueblo was for the sake of better medical treatment. All but a devoted husband and children could do to alleviate her sufferings and minister to her comfort has been cheerfully and lovingly done. Of recovery there was no hope, yet the precious life thus slowly ebbing away was dear to each, and their long anticipated result brings its heavy burden of grief. Mrs. Edmiston was a member of the Methodist Church of this place, and lived and died in the faith of the gospel. Sweet must have been the entrance into the rest and peace of the better home. She leaves to mourn her absence a stricken husband and nine children, six boys and three girls, beside a host of friends who knew and loved her. The remains were brought to LaVeta on Tuesday, and the funeral services are being held at LaVeta at the Methodist Church this afternoon as we go to press.

Edmonds, Yvonne
Yvonne Edmonds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2016 - Yvonne Edmonds, 78, passed away May 20, 2016. Survived by husband, Donald; and children, Brad and Karen. Preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Gary. Yvonne was born to Ed and Margaret Tucker on May 23, 1938, in Pueblo, Colo. She worked for Pueblo School District 60 and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Edmondson, Gloria
Gloria Edmondson - Salt Lake Tribune - February 3, 2011 - Gloria Marie Edmondson passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2011. Gloria was born on May 7, 1932 in Trinidad, CO to Cipriano Jiminez and Genoveva Martinez. Gloria married James Val Edmondson on Dec. 22, 1961. They made their home in Salt Lake City. She retired from Parker Packing in 1994, together they moved to Casper, Wyoming. After her loving husband Val passed away she returned to Salt Lake City. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Terece) Castillo and James Edmondson; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and extended family. She will be missed by all that had the chance to meet her. Graveside Services will be held at Redwood Memorial, 6500 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan, on Fri., Feb. 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing held one hour prior to the service.

Edmunds, Bernadette Ann
Bernadette Ann Edmunds - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2017 - Bernadette Ann Edmunds, 70, born July 18, 1946, Pueblo, Colo. Passed away on March 7, at 4:15 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joseph Edmunds; and is survived by her two sons, Brian Edmunds and Brad (Yolanda) Edmunds; grandchildren, Zack Edmunds, Brad Edmunds, Victoria Edmunds, McKenna Edmunds and Desirae Trujillo; and great-grandchildren. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Edward, Anthony Charles
Anthony Charles Edward - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2017 - Anthony Charles Edward, 35, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2017. He is survived by his children, Anthony Javier, Alyssa Ann and Marissa Marie Edwards; parents, James and Lena Edwards; siblings, Brandon and Sheena Edwards; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended friends and family. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel.

Edwards, Alice Loraine
Alice Loraine Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2015 - Alice Loraine Edwards, 47, passed away May 14, 2015. Arrangements pending through Imperial Funeral Home.

Edwards, Floyd Albert
Floyd Albert Edwards - The Gazette - June 12, 2007 - Floyd Albert Edwards, 86 years old, passed away on June 9, 2007 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. Floyd was a Colorado Springs resident for over 60 years. He was a World War II Army artillery veteran who fought in the invasion of Normandy, the advance across France and the Battle of the Bulge in General Patton's Third Army. Floyd was born on May 10, 1921 in Carlinville, Illinois, where he grew up on a farm and was a blacksmith's son. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) prior to World War II. After the war he returned to Illinois and the moved to Colorado Springs and married Grace Warner. They were married for 54 years. She preceded him in death in 2002. Floyd worked for various local construction companies, including early projects at the Air Force Academy and NORAD during the development of those facilities. He also farmed for a few years near Security, Colorado. He ultimately worked for the City of Colorado Springs Street Department and medically retired in 1975. He enjoyed fishing, "wrestling with the one armed bandits" in Cripple Creek and Las Vegas, and in his later years, travels to California and Hawaii. Floyd is survived by three married children: Floyd Dale Edwards, (Colorado Springs - wife, Chong, and three grandsons, Travis, Preston, and Kevin), Randy Edwards (Hanford, CA - wife, Vickie and granddaughter, Marissa), and Lauri Mussey (Colorado Springs - husband, Art). He also has two living sisters, Nona Settles and Kate Bridges, both of Carlinville, Illinois and many nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Edwards, J. E.
J. E. Edwards – Walsenburg World – April 6, 1916 – Death of Mr. J. E. Edwards – Died at his home on E. 3rd St., Walsenburg, CO, Monday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m., Mr. J. E. Edwards, after an illness of several years. During the winter Mr. Edwards was for weeks confined to his room and it seemed he could not recover, but for the past few weeks he had improved and was able to sit outdoors when weather permitted, and Monday he seemed so much better, the family had hopes of his recovery, and all day he read and conversed with the family to only a few moments before the death messenger came. Mr. Edwards was born in London, England, April 23, 1852, and at an early age broke his home ties and started out to gain a broader view of the world. He had been around the world and was four years in the Australian gold fields. He came to America when quite young and was united in marriage to Miss Ella Moore 35 years ago at Green River, Illinois, and for a number of years their home was in Canton, Illinois. Fourteen years ago the family moved to Colorado, and located in Boulder, where they resided until last August when they came to Walsenburg. Mr. Edwards leaves, besides a widow, two daughters, Miss Eva Edwards, who is a teacher in the Huerfano County High School and Miss Edith E. Edwards who is a very talented teacher of music, also a sister in Canada. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:40 conducted by Rev. C. T. Garnett of the Baptist Church, and interment in Masonic Cemetery.

Edwards, Patricia
Patricia Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2016 - Patricia Edwards finished her journey on April 12, 2016, at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her son, Jody Spinuzzi; and daughter, Mary Clementi. During her lifetime, she offered a home and love to many children - her own, her husband’s, and children from the neighborhood. She had a way with animals and owned a wild menagerie, including a bobcat, raccoons, skunks, kitties, dogs, fish, a raven and birds of all kinds. She was especially good with infants who loved to snuggle into her warmth. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Edwards; her son, Terry Spinuzzi (Sandy); step-children, Eugene Edwards, Robert Edwards, Margaret (Keith) Edwards, Flip Grigg, Ember Hays, Mark Hays; and adopted daughter, Jackie Gilmore. She was a proud grandparent to 18, great-grandmother to 28, aunt to six and friend to many. There will be a gathering in her memory at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the home of Terry and Sandy Spinuzzi, 2900 W. 10th St. All are welcome.

Edwards, Thomas
Thomas Edwards – Walsenburg world – November 7, 1907 – Word was received Tuesday evening from the Edwards ranch that Thomas Edwards was dead. To those who had seen him about his business as usual earlier in the day, the news came as a shock and hardly to be believed, until substantiated by the physicians in attendance. Mr. Edwards left town about 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, saying he was not feeling well and would go home. Later Dr. Lester was telephoned for and stayed at the ranch some time doing what he could to relieve the sufferer. He came to town about dusk and about 8 o’clock received word that Mr. Edwards was dead. Doctors Baird and Lester pronounced it to be a case of paralysis of the heart. Mr. Edwards leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. Thomas Edwards was born in Staffordshire, England in 1858. When only 16 years of age took to the sea and at the age of 22 was acting as Stewart on one of the trans-Atlantic liners. At this age, however, he left his employment and his vessel having reached America, he decided to remain here. From that time until 1879 he was on the United States Coast survey on the St. Lawrence between this country and Canada. He then went to Manitoba on the original survey for the Union Pacific Railroad. Afterward Mr. Edwards secured a position in the Kansas City Hospital and was thoroughly acquainted with nursing and hospital work. For a number of years he has been contemplating and looking forward to the establishment of a sanitarium at this place, and was only awaiting a more propitious opening. He came to Huerfano County in 1890, and soon thereafter bought a ranch from Louis Sporleder, just east of town, where he was living at the time of his death. He was elected Justice of the Peace for Justice Precinct No. 6 in November, 1901, and was for several years Deputy County Assessor. In the election of November, 1902, he was elected to the board of County Commissioners, which office he held until last election. At that time he was appointed Superintendent of the Walsenburg Waterworks System, a position which he has held with ability and to the betterment of the service up to the time of his death. For the past two years he has been associated with Alexander McDonald in the plumbing business. Mr. Edwards was married in 1885 at Wyandotte, Kansas, to Mrs. A. T. Forbes, the widow who survives him. Funeral services will be held this afternoon under the auspices of the Woodmen of the World of which order Mr. Edwards was an honored and faithful brother.

Edwards, Walter Jr.
Walter Edwards Jr. – Walsenburg World – April 22, 1920 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Tuesday, April 20, Walter Edwards, Jr. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Edwards was taken away by an attack of the measles. He would have been four years old in July. Funeral services were held Thursday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

Edwards, William
William Edwards – Walsenburg World – July 14, 1910 – William Edwards, a farmer, who was occupied in caring for the W. H. Freeland ranch on Williams Creek, 10 miles from Gardner, was thrown from his horse yesterday evening and sustained injuries from which he later died. Mr. Freeland left this morning for the ranch.

Edwin, Richard
Richard Edwin Golden - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2016 - Richard Edwin Golden. Service, 2 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Egan, Jack K.
Jack K. Egan - Dignity Memorial - September 13, 2010 - Jack K. Egan passed from this life to our Lord in Heaven Sept. 10, 2010, at the VA Nursing Home in Walsenburg, CO. Jack was born July 16, 1925, in Cleveland, OH to John Kilpatrick Egan and Stephania (Glau) Egan, and was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Doris A. Egan; his sons and their spouses, Thomas Patrick (Gloria) Egan of Tempe, AZ, and John Michael (Lois) Egan of Decatur, TN; stepson, Bradley W. Strickland, of Dallas, TX; and sister, Lillias (Egan) Pfister of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren, Michael Egan of AZ, Danny Egan of Seattle, WA, Scott Egan of TN, and Katie Rae Egan, DDS, of Alaska; niece, Judy (John) Dexter, of Green Bay, WI; cousin Louise Chapparo, Monument, CO; as well as nieces, nephews, and very dear close friends. Jack is also survived by the family pet, Maggie. When Jack was a baby, the family moved to Colorado and settled in the coal mining town of Valdez, Colorado. He had a happy childhood in Valdez. The family moved a short distance away to Trinidad, Colorado, and Jack attended Holy Trinity Catholic School. When World War II started, he enlisted in the US Navy – Coast Guard, where he remained until the war ended. Jack loved Colorado, the mountains, lakes, and all that is Colorado. Cremation, with a graveside service at 2pm Thursday, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. Online condolences, Donations may be made to the Roger Dorcy Cancer Center or the American Diabetes Association in his memory. The family sends special thanks to the staff of the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg for their special care and kindness.

Egley, Billy Duane
Billy Duane Egley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2016 - Billy Duane Egley, 86, was born on June 12, 1929, in Soldier Summit, Utah, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at his home in Pueblo West, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Rubye Egley; brother, Terry Egley; and in-laws, John (Pearl) Higginson, Lucille (Tom) Price, Emily (Huck) Williams, Flora (Arthur) McClure and Cecil Higginson. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley; sons, Harry (Glenda), Craig (Kari); daughter, Tamara (Gina); seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Salida High School (1946), Wentworth Military Academy (1948) and the University of Denver (1951). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-1954, with 13 months in the Korean War with the 81A, 5th Marines. He worked in the power and pollution control departments at the CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1986. He was active in the JCs in the early ‘60s, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 61, and Military Order of the Cooties PT7, in the 1980s until his death. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. both held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Egley, Edward Roy
Edward Roy Egley - Chronicle News - March 10, 2005 - Edward Roy Egley of Trinidad died March 5, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. Egley was born Dec. 19, 1923 in Hastings, a small mining camp just north of Trinidad, to William and Anna (Anderson) Egley. The family later relocated to Model, where Edward Egley later met his wife, Juanita (Powers). After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Egley returned to the States and married Juanita on her birthday, Feb. 7, 1946, in Raton, N.M. He spent the next 10 years in a variety of jobs that included working in an ice house in New Mexico and delivering candy for the Mason Candy Company in Trinidad. In the late 1950's he joined Trinidad Cablevision as a cable technician and spent the next 30 years installing and maintaining the technology that brought cable television to the Trinidad area. Beginning in 1966 and continuing for the next 35 years, Egley was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 269, as an assistant troop leader both during the time his two sons were active members and in the years after they had completed their membership. His life was devoted to his family. He scheduled his vacations from work to coincide with camps and other activities associated with the Boy Scouts and his sons. Egley relocated to the San Luis Valley in the fall of 2004 and was residing in a private residence at the Colorado State Veteran's Center at Homelake, just outside of Monte Vista. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Egley, Harry
Harry “Bryan” Egley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2016 - Harry “Bryan” Egley, 58, lost his final fight with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Egley; grandparents; and an uncle. Survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Glenda of the family home; his mother, Shirley Egley; mother-in-law, Helen Mize; children, Abraham (Susan) Egley, Heidi Egley (Paul Carter), Alyssa (David) Fuentes, Ethan and Hunter Egley; stepchildren, Kevin (Vickie) Stacy, Kyla Herrin; siblings, Craig Egley (Kari Clawson), Tamara Egley (Gina Dupre); 13 grandchildren; and numerous other family and extended family. Harry “Bryan” graduated from East High School in 1976. He served in the Army for 20 years; worked for the DOC for 18 years; and was a member of the VFW Post No. 61. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, both at Imperial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Ehresman, Rose Lillian
Rose Lillian Ehresman – Chronicle News – January 7, 2003 – Rose Lillian Ehresman, 77, of Billings, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at Deaconess Billings Clinic. The daughter of James and Rose Buccola, she was born May to 1925 in Sopris, Colorado. Rosemary Cyril Ehresman in Glendive in 1950. They have made their home in Billings since 1957. Rose worked for many years as a beautician. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Church where she and Cyril had been leaders in the extended family ministry. She was a member of Catholic daughters, served as chaplain for the ladies of the moose and had cooked for AIDSpirit. Rose never forgot birthday or anniversary and was always writing cards and letters. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Martin in 1989. Survivors include her husband, Billings, six children, 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three sisters, Mary Ida (Bud) Oliver, Northglen, Colorado, Betty L. (Louie) Blasi and JoAnn (Gerald) Maes, both of Trinidad. Digital services were held Tuesday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral mass was held Thursday at Holy Family Church with Rite of Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Eikelman, Amalia
Amalia Laura Eikelman - Wet Mountain Tribune - January 21, 1966 - Mrs. Amalia Laura Eikelman Died at Age of 95 Years - Mrs. Amalia Laura Eikelman, the first white child born in the Wet Mountain Valley, died in Westcliffe Tuesday morning, Jan. 18, at the age of 95 years. Funeral services will be held at the Menzel Funeral Home in Westcliffe at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 22. Mrs. Eikelman was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Knuth. Her parents came with a group of 300 German colonists who left Chicago, Ill. on Feb 8, 1870 under the leadership of Carl Wulsten and arrived in the Wet Mountain Valley the middle of March of the same year. Amalia was born Aug. 11, 1870 in a tent in the south end of the Valley, being the first child to be born to a member of the Colony. Her parents, William Knuth and Wilhelmina Tutz [Totz] Knuth, were both natives of Germany. Amalia was married to Robert Eikelman in October 1889 [1888?] in the Wet Mountain Valley. Mr. Eikelman died in 1933 and his wife had maintained her own home until about three years ago when she moved to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura A. Elze of Westcliffe. A son, Oscar W. Eikelman of Westcliffe, also survives. A daughter, Rosemond [Rosamunda], and a son, Henry, preceded Mrs. Eikelman in death. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The Rev. E. C. Kuehl, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Pueblo, of which Mrs. Eikelman was a member, will conduct funeral services. Burial will be in the Silver Cliff cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Miller, Merwyn Hood, Jim Christoff, William Lange, Norman Rankin of Denver and Leo Elze of Pueblo.

Eikelman, Oscar W.
Oscar W. Eikelman - Wet Mountain Tribune - February 25, 1966 - Oscar W. Eikelman Succumbs Monday - Funeral services for Oscar W. Eikelman, 74, were held at the Menzel Funeral home here at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24. He died Monday, Feb. 21, in a Pueblo hospital following a series of strokes. Mr. Eikelman was a lifelong resident of Custer County, having been born here on July 27, 1891. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eikelman. Mr. Eikelman died in 1933 and Oscar’s mother Amalia Laura Eikelman, the first white child born in the Wet Mountain Valley, preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 1966 at the age of 95 years. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Alma J. Eikelman of the family home in Westcliffe; daughters, Mrs. Carl Miller, Mrs. James Christoff and Mrs. Merwyn Hood, all of Westcliffe, and Mrs. Cecil Turner of Durango. A sister, Mrs. Otto Elze of Westcliffe also survives as do 10 grandchildren. The Rev. Harold Hiller, pastor, of the Pueblo Trinity Lutheran church, was in charge of services here. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery. Pallbearers were Dan Riggs, Fred Luthi, Elmer Miller, Charlie Files, Bill Kuster, and John Loens.

Eisemann, Catherine
Catherine Gibbons Eisemann - Chronicle News - September 4, 2007 - Catherine Gibbons Eisemann joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 21, 2007. A native Houstonian, she was born on April 21, 1927. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer F. Gibbons, mother, Agnes Gibbons, brother, Pat Gibbons, beloved husband, J. Ed Eisemann, III and beloved daughter, Sue Eisemann Boyd. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Eisemann Blackburn (Greg) of Austin, her sons, J. Ed Eisemann, IV of Trinidad, Colorado and R. Dean Eisemann (Elaine) of Houston, and son-in-law, George M. Boyd, Jr. of Austin. She is also survived by sisters Clare Kennady and Barbara Hess and brothers, Frank Gibbons and Bill Gibbons. Surviving grandchildren include Wes Boyd (Meredith) of Dallas and Karen Pou (Robin) of Dallas, Jeff Eisemann, Nancy Eisemann, and Kurt Eisemann, of Houston, and Katelyn Osborn, Tanner Osborn, Madison Blackburn, and Ashley Blackburn of Austin. Surviving great grandchildren include Will Boyd, Margaret Boyd, George Boyd, Robert Pou and Catherine Pou. Catherine was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a cherished friend to many and was a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be truly missed. After completing high school at Saint Agnes Academy in 1944, where she was named most outstanding senior, she married the love of her life, J. Ed Eisemann, III. They had 37 wonderful years together. She has been an active member of Berachah Church for fifty seven years. At the date of her passing, she was serving as President of Republic Trinidad Corporation, the holding company for The First National Bank in Trinidad, Colorado. Her favorite activities included entertaining family and friends at her beach house in Galveston, Texas. She had a passion for gourmet cooking and loved to travel to exotic locales. "Blossom", her Persian cat, was a faithful companion for many of her final years. She was a docent at Bayou Bend for several years and was associated with various Garden Clubs and other social organizations. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff of the Bristol Condominium for the conscientious care given to Catherine for over 20 years. Although this is a time of sorrow and grief for family and friends, it is a great comfort that she is absent from the body and face to face with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8) God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any more death; there shall no longer be any more mourning, or crying, or pain; for all the old things have passed away. (Rev. 21:4) Whosoever believes in Him shall never perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16) By faith alone in Christ alone we can all be reunited with Catherine when it is our time to depart this life. We now choose to celebrate her life on earth with the fragrance of cherished memories until we meet again. Following private graveside services, the family and friends gathered for a memorial service on Friday, the 24th of August, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons where Reverend R.B. Thieme III, officiated.

Eisold, Steven Paul
Steven Paul Eisold - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2015 - Steven Paul Eisold, 56, died peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2015, of a heart attack. Steve was a caring and giving man and was always the first to help, no matter the request or who requested it. He always put others before himself. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 12, 2015, at Grace Community Bible Church in Pueblo, Colo. A reception will be held following the service.

Eitemiller, Lloyd
Lloyd Gordon Eitemiller - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2016 - Lloyd Eitemiller, 83, passed away April 2, 2016. Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home - April 6, 2016 - Lloyd Gordon Eitemiller, 83, died April 2, 2016, in Seneca, S.C. He leaves his beloved wife of 62 years, Donna; daughter, Susan; son-in-law, David Scott; his two grandchildren, Mariah and Blake; and his much loved great-granddaughter, Natalie; as well as his son, Frank (deceased). He is the brother of Norman Eitemiller (deceased) and Dale Eitemiller of Chadron, Nebraska. He leaves many nieces, nephews, and close friends. He was born in Wagner, S.D. and raised in Chadron, Neb. by Don and Audrey Eitemiller. In his early years he worked for the family business, Eitemiller Oil Company. He graduated from Chadron High School and was an All-American football player. He served his country in the United States Army. He graduated with a B.A. from UNC in Colorado and completed his Masters at Adams State College. During this time he had two children that he treasured. He was a Special Education teacher, Speech Pathologist, and Special Needs Principal in Pueblo, Colo. He was loved as Santa Claus to thousands of children in District #70 in Pueblo. He was admired for his declaration of faith. He was an elder of his church, spent countless hours in prison ministry, was an active Gideon and sang in his church choirs. After retiring he was asked to teach at the Florence, Colo. Federal Prison. His positive attitude helped many prisoners. He was also a member of the Toastmasters. Lloyd enjoyed being a part of the Barbershop singers in Sun City West, Ariz. and Pueblo, Colo. He will always be remembered by his friends and family as a man that loved his family and friends. His "corny" jokes always put a smile on everyone's face. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on April 9, 2016, at Residences at Park Place in Seneca, S.C. Reception following.

Ekman, Danette Christine
Danette Christine Ekman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2017 - Danette Christine Ekman, age 36, passed peacefully surrounded by family in Denver on Sept. 24, 2017. She was born June 9, 1981, in Corona, Calif. She is survived by her parents, Richard Ekman and Lynette and Tom Reyes; brother, Geoffrey and Anastasia Ekman; nieces, Paulina and Olivia Ekman; uncle and aunt, Jerry and Rebecca Goodman; The Love of Her Life, Ricardo Garcia, his parents, Rick and Betty Garcia; siblings, Roshelle, Roberto and Priscilla. Danette graduated from East High School in 1999, Xenon Academy Beauty School in 2003, and earned an A.A. degree from the Community College of Denver in 2016. She loved animals, especially her horse, Wally; along with her three dogs and two cats. Many thanks to the medical staff at Swedish Medical Center. Private family memorial service to be held in Conifer, Colo.

Elam, James Everet
James (Jim) Everet Elam - Chronicle News - May 26, 2016 - James (Jim) Everet Elam passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the age of 73, due to complications after surgery. He was born in Taos, N.M., on September 25, 1942, to Guy and Opal Elam. As a young man, one of his first jobs was at the El Rey Truck Stop in Starkville, Colo., where he met Janice Van Matre, his wife of nearly 54 years. Jim spent most of his career operating heavy machinery for Butt Brothers and as a construction foreman with W. M. Serazio. He had a great memory and always had a story to share from his many life experiences, often making the family laugh with his witty sense of humor. Jim had a love for wildlife and he & Janice often drove up the mine road to look for bear, elk, deer, and turkey. He also enjoyed fishing, hanging out with the guys at Car Quest, an occasional gambling trip, watching the Denver Broncos, and riding his motorcycle. Jim’s greatest joy in life was his grandkids and you could always find at least one of them (usually more) sitting on the arm of his recliner “hanging out with grandpa.” Jim is survived by his wife Janice; his daughters Terri Green and husband Sean of Raton, Donna Mullaney and husband Chris of Albuquerque, and son Rick Elam of Stanton, Texas; grandchildren Sara Segotta and boyfriend Teddy Rosario, Andrew Segotta and wife Carla, Jack Mullaney, Kaily Elam, Tarik Elam, and Kloiy Elam; great-grandson Brayden Decker; sister Minnie Ashbaugh; sisters-in-law Patricia Macaluso and husband Ron, Georgia K. Sharp and husband Ed, and Karon Malouff; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Services will be Tuesday May 31, at 10:00 a.m., at Yaksich-Long Funeral Home, followed by a reception at the St. Patrick-St. Joseph Parish Hall. Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will be held at a later time. Arrangements and celebration of love for James “Jim E. Elam are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton

Elam, Toby
Toby Elam – Walsenburg World – January 16, 1902 – Fight in Saloon – Toby Elam, a man at Rugby, was fatally stabbed Monday evening by another man named Jones. The men quarreled over a game of cards in Maron’s saloon and started out to fight. Jones had a knife and Elam had stones. Elam is dead. Jones was arrested and taken to Aguilar and thence to Trinidad jail.

Elbeck, Christina
Christina Elbeck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2015 - Christina Elbeck, 44. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Eldridge, Eileen
Eileen Eldridge - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2015 - Eileen Eldridge, 96. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Elgart, Yvette
Yvette Elgart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2017 - Yvette Elgart (nee Abner) of Pueblo, Colo., died at the age of 93. She was born on Oct. 11, 1923, in New Orleans, La., to Michael and Jessie Abner. She attended Centennial High and graduated in 1942. Yvette was married to Paul Elgart in 1948. Yvette worked at the family stores: House of Brides, Yard Stick, Michael's Men's Store, Smart Shop and Besse's Shop. She then worked at CF&I from 1967 to 1990, where she retired as secretary to the controller. Yvette was a volunteer for El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch. She was an avid bridge and Mah Jongg player for many years. Yvette was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents; sister, Tana Lipton; brother-in-law, Sid Elgart; and sister/ brother-in-law, Eleanor and Oscar Epley; cousin, Bob Davine; and lifelong friend, Bonnie Borinsky. Survivors include daughters, Irene I. Elgart (Mickey Moore) and Candace E. Elgart. Also surviving are sister, Mae Jane Carmel, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Jackie Elgart, Palm Springs, Calif.; cousins, Fred (Maxine) Davine, Jackie Davine. Yvette also is survived by grandchildren, Zachary (Robin) Elgart, Houston, Texas, Aaron Elgart, New York, N.Y., Greg (Connie) Moore, Amy (Brian) Thielemier, Chuck (Vickie) Moore; great-grandchildren, Nick, David, Tyler, Cooper, Alex, Megan and Sam, all of Pueblo. She also is survived by nieces and nephews, Geoff (Banba) Lipton, Robin Lipton, Allison Lipton (Jonathan Hughes), Steve (Jerri) Carmel, Mark (Mary) Carmel, Craig Carmel (Butch Curtis), Michael Elgart (Masha Vitali), Ron Elgart; great-nieces and nephews, Emma Lipton, Michael and Jeremy Lipton, Jeannette Carmel, Adam and Bryan Carmel, Brendon and Wyatt Curtis; and five great-great-nieces. Also survived by lifelong friends, Melanie (Borinsky) Osterman, Cheri (Borinsky) Zanotelli, Barbi (Borinsky) Ianne, Anna Guerrero, Ginny and Ed Berry and Elaine and Severin Swensen. Many thanks to the entire staff of Chateau at Sharmar. Service, 2 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, B'Nai Jacob Cemetery. Reception to follow at Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. Family kindly requests no food or flowers. In Yvette's memory, you may make donations to Pueblo Community College Foundation, Yvette Elgart Scholarship Fund, 900 W. Orman, AB 194, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Elias, L.W.
L.W. “Buzz” Elias - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - L.W. “Buzz” Elias, 95, passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2016, with family present at Sharmar Village. Buzz was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Hoisington, Kan., grandson of homesteaders, son of Cliff and Florence Elias. The family moved to Pueblo in 1926. Pursuing a journalism career, he attended PJC and DU before WWII moved him to enlist as naval aviator. While in service, he met and married Jean Armstrong, a Navy nurse. They settled in Pueblo after the war, where they raised three children. Buzz was in sales with Folger’s Coffee in Pueblo and the San Luis Valley towns. Later, he owned the Stone Hall Co. in Denver, a grocery brokerage. His hobbies were flying, music, golf, writing freelance and travel. At age 92, he received an Honor Flight tour of Washington, D.C. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Rebecca Gabrielli and Abigail (Don) Gaylord; and son, Scott (Nancy) Elias. He also leaves seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean; by his parents; and by his sister, Berneice Rae (Marion “Unc”); nieces, Lynn and Glee; and son-in-law, Mario; and also by his devoted friend, Jim Wark. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be made to Frontier Hospice & Home Health or to Denver Rescue Mission.

Elich, Nadine L.
Nadine L. Taylor Elich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 2016 - Nadine L. Taylor Elich passed away peacefully on April 28, 2016, with her family by her side. Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Peter A. Elich Jr.; parents, William and Juanita Taylor; in-laws, Pete and Gabriella Elich Sr.; sister, Jacquie (John) Lake, brothers-in-law, Bart (Ruth) Elich, Voyd “Butch” Elich; sister-in-law, Elsie (Dow) Coley. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gail (Kevin) Dize and Pete (Christine) Elich III; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Patricia Dize, Jerica Elich (Dwayne Archuleta), Jacob Elich (Jimie Hartman); and great-grand-son, Braxton Archuleta; brother, Charles (Norma) Taylor; sister-in-law, Bernice Elich; and many nieces and nephews. Nadine was an X-ray technician and an artist. She loved the rustic life at her cabin in San Isabel. She was an avid bird watcher, volunteer for the Pueblo Zoo and CF&I Steelworks Museum. Nadine was a member of the Divine Science Church and the Central “49ers” Lunch Club and Penny Poker at the Broadway Tavern. Besides the love for her Denver Broncos, she loved being with her family and friends. Per Nadine’s request, there will be no services. The family will celebrate her life at the cabin in San Isabel.

Elledge, Marc
Marc Elledge - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2016 - Marc Elledge, 67. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Eller, James Alan
James Alan Eller - Chronicle News - October 24, 2005 - Golf cart rollover results in fatality - An accident that occurred at the currently under-construction Cougar Canyon golf course area claimed the life of a 62-year-old male from Denver, Colo. The Las Animas County Sheriff ’s office responded to the accident at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, along with the Trinidad Ambulance District and Fisher’s Peak Volunteer Fire Dept. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the victim was a passenger in a 4-wheeldrive ATV-type golf cart that reportedly overturned. The driver reported that the two were checking out property in a non-construction area when he lost control of the vehicle and was ejected. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and ejected the passenger a short distance later. The driver was uninjured, but the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Las Animas County Coroner, as a result of unknown injuries. Names of those involved were not available at press time pending notification of family. Chronicle News - October 27, 2005 - Identity of victim in ATV rollover released - According to a Las Animas County Sheriff ’s Department report, the victim who was killed in an ATV rollover accident at the under-construction Cougar Canyon golf course last Thursday was identified as James Alan Eller, 56, of Denver. Eller’s age had previously been released as 62. The driver of the ATV, Joseph James “Jimmy” Rodriguez, 47, of Grand Junction, Colo., reportedly stated to rescue personnel that he and Eller were riding in the ATV while surveying the new golf course. The two attempted to get back down to the main road from the top of the hill by descending the hill slowly, when the ATV began bouncing from side to side. Rodriguez said that he thought he had stopped the bouncing, but the ATV suddenly shifted and rolled onto the driver’s side of the vehicle, at which point Eller fell on top of him. The ATV then rolled off of Rodriguez, leaving him lying where he was. He stated that when he got up, he found the ATV laying on its side and Eller lying in a ravine a few feet away. Eller was unconscious and not breathing at that time, so Rodriguez began performing CPR on Eller and called 911. Rescue personnel took over the CPR upon arrival; however, they were unable to revive Eller. OSHA was called with information regarding the crash, as it was believed to be an industrial accident. OSHA did respond to the scene but determined that the accident was not considered to be industrial; rather, it was classified as a recreational accident.

Elley, Frances Elizabeth
Frances Elizabeth Elley - Huerfano World - August 27, 2014 - Frances Elizabeth Elley, 79 was born on July 21, 1935 in Lennox, Iowa. She was reared in Monte Vista, Colorado and resided in Walsenburg, Colorado. Frances passed away peacefully at her present home at the Sharmar Village in Pueblo, Monday morning, August 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Elley; mother, Martha Aigaki; father, Ralph Wallace; stepfather, Bill Horning; sister Mary Henry; brother, Billy Joe Horning; and grandparents Joe Henry and Martha Elizabeth Holmes. Frances is survived by her stepfather, Charlie Aigaki; her sister, Martha (Dwayne) Eklund; five brothers, Norman, Roger, Gary, Brian and Sean Wallace; children, Renette (David) Magnino, Lonnie (Rosalie) Elley, Suzanne (Charles) Verderaime and Thomas (Melody) Elley; ten grandchildren, Brock, Bryson and Brierre Magnino, Carl (Jess) Elley, Loni Marie (Dan) Obludo, Ryan, Matthew and Vincent Verderaime, Olivia and Kiana Elley; three great grandchildren Sam, Emma and Mario; and a special friend, Earl Schroeder. Frances was a leader in 4-H for over 40 years and was loved by so many for her leadership and inspiration. She was also a very active local and state member of FCE for many years. The funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at New Hope Community Church, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., in Walsenburg. Burial will follow immediately at the La Veta Cemetery in La Veta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Frontier Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, or your local 4-H club.

Ellibee, Dolores
Dolores Ellibee - Amarillo Globe-News - March 24, 2004 - Dolores Ellibee, 75, died Monday, March 22, 2004. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Wagoner, minister of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. Ellibee was born May 28, 1928, in Sauk Center, Minn., to Joseph and Mary Tillman. She married Roy Ellibee on May 3, 1959, in Minneapolis. She had been a Dumas resident since 1974. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, a cherished mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a special friend to all who knew her. She loved her family, her crafts and yard work. She was very unpretentious and would not want all her accomplishments listed. But, she will be dearly missed by those eight individual children who were her greatest accomplishments. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; a daughter, Lori Beyers in 2002; and a great-granddaughter, Kylie Washington in 2001. Survivors include eight children, Kathy Eichmann and husband, Andy, Diane Lass and husband, Tom, and Mark Ellibee and wife, Marilyn, all of Dumas, Michele Williams and husband, Mike, of Trinidad, Colo., Sherri Copelin and husband, Larry, of Sunray, Susan Huff and husband, Mark, and Patricia Millett, all of Fritch, and Mike Ellibee and wife, Keisha, of Lubbock; four sisters, Helen Byers, Mary Ann McGee, Donna Brown and Bernadine Rieland, all of Minnesota; a brother, Joseph Tillman of Minnesota; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her three faithful companions, Coco Bear, Blackie and Two-Two.

Ellingwood, Marilyn
Marilyn “Lynn” Marsh Ellingwood - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2015 - Marilyn “Lynn” Marsh Ellingwood, 93, passed away Dec. 6, 2015. Born Sept. 12, 1922, to Austin Gerry Marsh and Essie Mae Cox Marsh. Her family later moved to Illinois where she graduated from high school before returning to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado and serve in the U.S. Navy. She was married to David Glen Ellingwood, of Groveton, N.H., on Sept. 21, 1950, and they made their home in Pueblo. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, on Aug. 6, 1990. She is survived by her sons, David Gerry (Zoe Tillman) Ellingwood, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Dean Marsh (Lee McKibbin) Ellingwood; Bernadette Ellingwood, beloved mother of her grandsons, Nathan David (Mary Therese Padberg) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jefferson Dean Ellingwood, of Pueblo. Marilyn was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pi Beta Phi sorority, Assistance League of Pueblo and PCC. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Pueblo Nature Center or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Billy Graham Ministries or charity of your choice. The family would like to say a special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Elliott, Annie
Annie Elliott – Walsenburg World – May 4, 1906 – Died at Rouse, April 30, 1906, Mrs. Annie Elliott, wife of William Elliott, age 34 years. Deceased leaves a husband and five small children. The funeral was conducted from the Methodist Church of this city; interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Elliott, Ella
Ella Gillette Elliott – Walsenburg World – January 11, 1900 – Died January 4 at the home of her mother in Ottawa, Kansas, Mrs. Ella Gillette Elliott, wife of J. V. Elliott. As Miss Ella Gillette she is remembered in this county where she lived two years, teaching one year at the Dotson School below LaVeta, and at Rouse with Mr. Elliot, whom she afterward married. Her husband and one child survive her.

Elliott, Matthew
Matthew Elliott – Walsenburg World – August 19, 1897 – Matthew Elliott of Pictou was struck by lightning Sunday night as he was going to his work in the Maitland Mine and instantly killed. The body was not discovered until Monday morning when it was taken in charge by John Foley and brought to the undertaker’s rooms. The coroner arrived at noon Monday, but upon investigation with the deputy district attorney decided that an inquest was not necessary. Mr. Elliott was a well-liked and respected citizen having a host of friends in the camps here that mourn his untimely death. He has an aunt, Mrs. Stevenson, at Rouse, a sister in Cripple Creek and a child in Scotland, his wife and one child being dead. His body was delivered to the representatives of the Forrester’s and the Red Men as he was an honorable and good member of both lodges. He was buried Tuesday afternoon by these lodges under the ordinary rituals and followed to the last resting place by many sad friends. Walsenburg World – August 19, 1897 – Matthew Elliott, a miner, while going to work at the new Victor Mine Sunday night was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was found Monday morning about 100 yards from the mine by Peter Foley. He was a widower and leaves two children.

Elliott, May
May Elliott – Walsenburg World – July 1, 1909 – May Elliott, a denizen of the demimonde, died at the home of a colored woman near the creek last Friday. She had been ejected from a house on the row and had gone to the home of a colored woman for a bed. Later the woman went to the bed and found that the girl was dead. The cause of death as found by the coroner’s jury was heart failure caused by excessive alcoholism.

Elliott, Wendell Miles
Wendell Miles Elliott - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2015 - Wendell Miles Elliott, 52, passed on Feb. 25, 2015. Survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Lynn Elliott; daughter, Karah Beth; granddaughter, Hailey Raelynn (his little Rae Rae); brother, Mike; sister, Connie; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Born to Jack and Catherine (Enright) Elliott, who precede him in death, on Jan. 30, 1963, in Monahans, Texas, he grew up in Odessa, Texas. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 9 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. He will be laid to rest with his family in Rising Star, Texas. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him best, and his loving spirit and the kindness he gave us will live inside our hearts forever.

Ellis, Henry E.
Henry E. Ellis - Chronicle News - November 16, 2015 - Henry E. Ellis, age 61, passed away at home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 22, 1954. He attended area schools having graduated from Trinidad High School in 1972. Hank participated in sports, having played football, wearing the coveted 00 football jersey his senior year. He also competed on the Miners wrestling team and track team where he was the District Champion in the 400 yard competition. Hank also was elected President of his 1972 Senior Class. On June 26, 1971, Hank married the love of his life Susan Sandoval. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Trinidad Water Department. Hank loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Preceding him in death is his beloved wife Susan, parents, Josephine and Albert Duran, mother and father in law Martha and Ernest Sandoval. Survivors are sons, Shane (Merrie) and Ryan Ellis, both of Phoenix, Ariz., 3 grandchildren, Kyle, Ashlyn Drew and Connor, siblings, Berta (Ray) Garcia, Trinidad, Richard Ellis, brothers and sisters in law, Mike (Vanessa) Sandoval, Pueblo West, Colo. Pat (DaLonna)Sandoval, Trinidad, Colo., aunt Vicenta Duran Trinidad, Colo., numerous nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 18, from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Hank's many dear friends. Active pallbearers are John Torres, John Torres Jr., Ray Garcia, Ben Velasquez, Kyle Ellis and Stacey Sanchez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ellis, James L.
James L. Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2015 - James L. Ellis, 95. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ellis, Leroy Edgar
Leroy Edgar Ellis - Chronicle News - January 16, 2009 - Leroy Edgar Ellis was born June 1, 1926 in Marshfield, Oregon to Harvey A. and Glossie V (Winger) Ellis. He passed away January 13, 2009 in Aurora, Adams County, Colorado at the University of Colorado Hospital with his wife and daughters by his side. He served as Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a radio operator on the USS Lexington from January 4, 1944 to January 30, 1946. He graduated from High School in Des Moines, New Mexico. On December 10, 1948 he married his wife of 60 years, Edith Elizabeth (Betty) George. Home was in Des Moines, New Mexico, where they raised 3 daughters. He believed and taught by example that family comes first. He had great love and respect for his wife who he adored. Leroy retired as Superintendent of Twin Mountain Rock Company in 1985 where he had worked for 32 years. After retirement, Betty and Leroy moved to Raton, New Mexico, where they currently reside. Besides his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his loving daughter Lela Kaye Horner in 2005; his precious great-grandson Ellis Edgar Newkirk in 2005; and his brother Robert Ellis of Madras, Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home, his two daughters and their spouses, Elaine (Jack) Newkirk of Amarillo, Texas, Erlene (Roy) Bradley of Des Moines, New Mexico and son-in-law, Harold Horner of Clearlake, California. There are nine grandchildren, Kelly Bradley (Mark) Eakin of Stephenville, Texas, Kacee Roy (Heather) Bradley of Tucumcari, New Mexico, Kori Bradley (Matt) Eakin of Vernon, Texas, LeRoy (Jennette) Newkirk of Gunnison, Colorado, Mary Newkirk (Travis) Oringdulph of Greeley, Colorado, Jacque Newkirk of Amarillo, Texas, Connie Horner (Ron) Britt of Las Vegas, Nevada, Andy (Kendra) Horner of Yuba City, California, and Cheryl Horner (Ted) Christensen of Clearlake Oaks, California, 18 great-grandchildren, Megan, Sage and Elias Newkirk, Caitlin, Coy, and Bowie Eakin, Hayden Oringdulph, Alexia, Cole, Jaxon, Rylee, K' and James Newkirk, Summer, Emmily, Caden and Kay Lea Britt, AndeeClaire Horner and Jace Christensen, two sisters, Vivian Walker of Baker City, Oregon, and Joyce Hamilton of LaJunta, Colorado, two brothers, Jay (Billie) Ellis of Des Moines, New Mexico, and John (Helen) Ellis of Enterprise, Oregon, and a host of nieces and nephews. Leroy was a dear friend to all who knew him. He had many hobbies which included woodwork, mechanic work, bowling, golf, travel and 'piddling'. Remarks by his son's-in-law are indicative of his integrity and genuine compassion for life. Roy remembers Leroy as a teacher, who was kind and sincere by offering encouragement. “His efforts were for the well being of those he loved and his livelihood, he was one of the few men he knows to give good advice and was always ready to listen.” Jack always considered Leroy as his second dad. He says, “Leroy Ellis was synonymous with honesty, truth and integrity. He stood up for correct principles even though it meant unpopularity or adversity for himself. Papa was a self-educated man and could carry on a conversation about anything. I appreciated his parenting skills and his ability to know what to do when called upon for advice.” Harold said, “Papa was someone I could depend on - he was always very honest and encouraging. I could go to him for his opinion on life decisions whenever Lela and I needed insight. He was a great example of what a father and husband should be. His opinion was very important to me. Our relationship remains strong in spite of the distance between us and I will always cherish how close we became over the past 8 years, I loved him very much.” Leroy encouraged his children, grand children and great grand children to receive good educations and to believe in themselves. His immediate family cherished every moment they had with him. He was lovingly known as Papa. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, New Mexico at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Des Moines Community Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart Unit at the University of Colorado, 12605 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045.

Ellis, Maria Luisita
Maria Luisita (Solano) Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2017 - Maria Luisita (Solano) Ellis, a long-time resident of Pueblo and previously of Canon City, went home to be with our Lord Wednesday the 24th of May, 2017, peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born in 1941 in Portland, Colo., Maria graduated from Canon City High School in 1960 and went on to secondary college in Denver, Colo. Maria started a family and raised five children, which required her to work many jobs, sometimes two at the same time. She delivered newspapers, worked on assembly lines, sold Tupperware, Pampered Chef, jewelry and other items to make ends meet. Along with various jobs, she made a career at the Fremont County Sheriff's Department as a matron, and retired after 20 years with the Department of Corrections. After retirement, she worked several more years as a bonding agent with Blackwell Bail Bonds in Pueblo, Colo. Maria enjoyed sewing, painting, cooking and various other crafts. She was especially fond of fishing and spending time with her ever-growing family. She loved her dogs and birds. She made sure to help those around her and always had a smile on her face to let the world know she was happy and content. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufelio and Luisita (Duran) Solano; her brothers, Roman and Joseph; as well as her former husband, the father to her children, Russell Ellis Sr. She is survived by her children, Russell Ellis II (Angela Ellis), Tambrey Speaks (Jerry Speaks), Rodney Ellis, Kimberly Lewis (Mark Lewis) and Timothy Ellis (Gabriel Joosten); as well as 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all of whom reside in the Pueblo area. In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, you are encouraged to donate to any cause you feel worthy in Maria's name. The Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City is entrusted with the arrangements. Graveside services with be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Mountain Vale Cemetery, 1700 Chestnut St., Canon City, CO 81212.

Ellis, Randal Jay
Randal Jay Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2014 - Randal Jay Ellis. Memorial services will be held for Randal at 1:30 p.m. on July 17, 2014, at The Vineyard in Canon City, Colo. Pastor Denny Petrillo (his cousin) will officiate. Pastor Rio Evans also will have a part in the service. They both minister for the Church of Christ here in Colorado. Randal passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2014. He was born April 30, 1952, in Denver, Colo. He was raised in Frisco and lived in Denver, Golden, Colorado Springs, Penrose, Monte Vista, Canon City and Williamsburg throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Celeste Graf-Ellis; and his best bud, Elvis (a Lhasa Apso) of Williamsburg; mother, Wanda Chamberlain of Canon City; brother, Terry Ellis of Penrose; sisters, Twila (Jerry) Cape of Edmond, Kan., Mickie Ostemiller of Colorado Springs and Peggy (Ron) Alexander of Salida. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Jean Graf of Salida; sister-in-law, Sara Graf of Mesa, Ariz.; and brother-in-law, Karl (Margaret Marccuci) Graf of Elko, Nev. Those passing before Randal were his dad, Clayton Ellis; sister, Susan Ellis; brother, Verne Ellis; and stepfather, Charles Chamberlain. He also will be missed by several other relatives and a great many friends from all over Colorado and the United States. Randal was an avid Broncos and Elvis Presley fan. He played seven different instruments throughout his life at one time or another and enjoyed doing Karaoke. The acoustic guitar was his most cherished instrument. Randal worked as a licensed electrician at times and worked various positions in the restaurant industry. He also owned his own janitorial business and worked professionally in that field over the years. After attending The Walk to Emmaus weekend, he remained an active member of the Emmaus of the Rockies Community and enjoyed serving on the team that spends time preparing for and spending weekends journeying with the new pilgrims attending the program. His real goal was to serve in the conference room. He missed that call by only four days. Randal will be missed by so many who enjoyed his presence in their lives. He was able to lift the spirits of individuals who were having a difficult day with his jokes and the many antics he had hidden in his pocket. He was a real jokester.

Ellis, Robert B.
Bob B. Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1983 - Bob B. Ellis, 609 E. Seventh, passed away Aug. 25, 1983. Husband of Mrs. Rose Ann Ellis and father of Miss Yvonne Ellis, of the family home, and Gerard (Debbie) Ellis, serving in the U.S. Navy. Predeceased by his son, Robert Paul Ellis, Aug. 14, 1976. Brother of Shelby (Janice) Ellis, Canon City, and Troy (Ruth) Ellis, Pueblo. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Edith Long, Denver; sister-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn (Tim) Webster, Denver; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ellis was a parts salesman at Abel Truck and Equipment for 26 years and was employed at Triangle Truck for the past three years, retiring due to disability. He was a member of St. Leander parish and a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during world War II. Service announcements later. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Ellis, Robert Paul
Robert Paul Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1976 - Robert Paul Ellis of 609 E. Seventh, Aug. 14, 1976. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob B. Ellis of the family home. Brother of Miss Yvonne Ellis and Gerard Ellis, also of the family home. Survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Edith Long, Denver, as well as his fiancée, Miss Laura St. Germain of Brighton. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Member of St. Leander Parish and Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Ellis was graduated from Centennial High School in 1973 and was employed as a security guard for RO’MAR Investigation & Security, Inc. Service arrangements later. [per 8/17/76 paper, burial was Aug 18, 1976, Silver Cliff Cemetery]

Ellis, Roger Davere
Roger Davere Ellis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2016 - Roger Davere Ellis, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away peacefully during surgery on Feb. 9, 2016. He was born Nov. 24, 1943, in Johnson City, N.Y., to Gibson and Mabel Ellis. Roger is survived by his wife of 52 years and best friend, Cindy Ellis; son, Kenneth Ellis; daughters, Amanda Fuller, Rondi Aguirre, Karen Lorenzo, Susie Gray; 20 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He loved his family, horses, hunting and the great outdoors. He was very active in his religion and had many friends. He will be greatly missed.

Ellis, Susan
Susan (Sandoval) Ellis - Chronicle News - September 29, 2015 - Susan (Sandoval) Ellis, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away September 22, 2015. She was the beautiful daughter of Martha (Garcia) and Ernest Sandoval, born on November 22, 1952 in Trinidad, Colorado. Susan was a 1970 graduate of Trinidad High School. On June 26, 1971, she married the love of her life Henry Ellis. She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Wal-Mart and Safeway. Susan had personality-plus, her smile, her laugh that would brighten every ones day. She looked forward to and cherished the time her grandchildren spent with her each summer. She made friends easily and maintained long lasting friendships. She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband Henry Ellis; sons, Shane (Merrie) and Ryan Ellis, both of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Kyle, Ashlyn Drew and Connor; brothers Mike (Vanessa) Sandoval of Pueblo West and Pat (DaLonna) Sandoval of Trinidad; sister-in-law Berta (Ray) Garcia; uncles and aunts, Flavio (Eva) Sandoval of Centennial, Frances (Manuel) Romero of Santa Fe, N.M. and Dolores (Eloy) Chavez of Denver; nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her very much. She was a Godmother to her special niece, Jennifer Sanchez among others. Honorary pallbearers are her many dear friends. Active pallbearers are Kyle and Connor Ellis, Christopher and Cody Sandoval, Michael Sandoval, Jeremiah and Justin Sanchez, James and Jace Sandoval-Parra. Flower girls will be Ashlyn Drew Ellis, Brandi Sandoval-Parra, Jennifer and Jordan Sanchez and Kimberly Begano. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 30 both at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Ellis, William
William Ellis – Walsenburg World – January 15, 1904 – A Sad Death – Word was received here last evening by Mr. Dave Farr giving information of the death yesterday at Denver of Mr. William Ellis of heart failure. Mr. Ellis is a son-in-law of Mr. Farr and was a member of the Pueblo Fire Department through the chief of which the word reached here. Mr. Ellis had gone to Denver on Wednesday and that evening went to his room at the Rialto House on Stout Street feeling tired out. The next morning he was found dead in his room. Mr. Farr left last night for Pueblo. A later account of the death makes it a case of suicide. Chief Ringer, of the Pueblo Fire Department, was notified yesterday afternoon about 3 o’clock of the death of W. A. Ellis and immediately notified Ellis’ wife who lives at 618 W. 7th St. Ellis was a member of the fire department at Pueblo, being stationed with Hose Company No. 1 on Main Street. Monday he asked for a few days off and his request was granted. He gave as his reason that his baby was very ill and he wanted to be at home more. To other parties he stated that he wanted to go to Denver, and to one of his companions on the fire department he stated that he was going into the mining business in Old Mexico. It is said that he has mentioned his intention to commit suicide upon several occasions recently, but his companions thought it was a joke and paid no attention whatever to the oft repeated threat. Despondency, it is thought, was a cause of the suicide. At one time Ellis was a policeman on the Pueblo force, but later accepted a position in the fire department. He was night Capt. of the guards at the penitentiary at Canon City during Orman’s administration and was quite well known over the state. He leaves a wife and one child living in Pueblo. The body was taken to Pueblo last night and lies at McCarthy’s undertaking parlors. Arrangements for the funeral will be made as soon as Mr. Farr arrives on the scene.

Ellsworth, Carolyn Ann
Carolyn Ann Ellsworth - Huerfano World - May 5, 2014 - Carolyn Ann Ellsworth, December 30, 1935 - May 3, 2014 - Carolyn Ann Ellsworth, sister to Dorothy Ellsworth Gibney, Mary Ellsworth Scranton and Roy Preston Ellsworth, passed away during open heart surgery on May 3, 2014. Carolyn was a wonderful person who was a friend to many, a sister, a second parent to her nephews, and a devoted daughter. She shared her love of life with everyone she knew; she loved her art, the romance of the old west, the western life style, fishin’, a warm evening, and good yarn spinin’ with her family and friends during backyard campfires. She is survived by her sister, Mary Scranton of Austin, TX, her nephews, Donald Clinton Scranton of Austin, TX; and his family, Maria, Christopher, Lucas, and Jennifer; Mathew Allen Scranton of Juneau, AK and his family, Leslie, Dillon and Dakota; sister-in-law, Carolyn Marie Ellsworth of Pueblo; nephews, James, Roy and Arthur Ellsworth; and niece, Anna Ellsworth. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Dorothy Ellsworth, long time residents of Walsenburg, and her brother Roy of Pueblo. Viewing will be at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home on Monday, May 12, between 5 and 7 pm. Service to be held at the United Methodist Church of La Veta, Tuesday, May 13 at 9:30 am. Boies Ortega Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elson, James C. Sr.
James C. Elson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2014 - James C. Elson, Sr., March 3, 1934, to Aug. 27, 2014, went to be with the Lord after a courageous struggle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 61 years, Geri Elson; children, James, Jr. (Valerie), Gary (Connie) Elson and Jeannine (Ken) Bartmess; seven grandchildren, James, III (Valerie), Charlene (Zak), Nathan, Aaron, Eric (Amy), Nicole (Matthew), Kayla (Jonathan); and ten great-grandchildren. Jim was raised in Sugar City, Colo. After graduating from high school, he went to work at CF&I where he started as a mail handler and through the years, he was promoted to manager of Office of Administration and Services where he retired after 35 years. His passions were going to Cripple Creek, football and NASCAR. His grandchildren and his great-grandchildren were the loves of his life. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House in his name, through the funeral home.

Elson, Mary
Mary Elson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2016 - Mary Elson passed away Aug.10, 2016, at the age of 92. She was born in Noble, Okla., Feb. 15, 1924. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Jennie Black; and by her brothers, Dempsey, John and Ron; and her sister, Tomi. Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Bruce Elson; her daughter, Carolyn (Cecil) Gregg; son, Brian (Shari) Elson; son, Scott (Jackie) Elson, six grand-children: Michelle (Ryan) Kuhn; Jamie (Jamie) Pryor; Sean, Laura, and Morgan Elson, and Matt (Julianne) Elson; three great-grand-children, Devin Pryor and Allie and Avery Kuhn; her brothers, Paul (Genelea) Black and David Black; and sister, Josie Blalock; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. A devoted Christian, Mary was a member of the Church of Christ. Mary was employed by District 60 for 26 years. After retirement in 1990, she always fondly remembered staff and students of Centennial High School. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Elwell, Craig
Firefighter Craig Elwell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2015 - Firefighter dies after head injury - Firefighter Craig Elwell died at Parkview Medical Center where he was being treated after being transported there Friday, KRDO reported. Elwell was injured after he suffered a head injury after he fell at his home, the International Association of Fire Fighters told the news station. Elwell only was a couple of months short of his 15-year-mark with the department where he worked as a firefighter and paramedic at Station 4/C. A memorial service is being planned. Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2015 - Craig Elwell, 58, of Pueblo, passed away April 5, 2015. Preceded in death by his father, Carroll; and stepchild, Jason Lynch. Survived by his mother, Betty; brother, Curtis; sister, Claudia; girlfriend, Catherine Calderon; son, Jeremy (Danielle); daughter, Christy (Matt) Lucero; and six grandchildren. Craig was with the Pueblo Fire Department for 15 years and served the community of Pueblo for over 25 years as a paramedic. He loved everything outdoors: fishing, hiking, riding his motorcycle and mountain bike and more. He loved playing music and he was a drummer. Craig was loved by all and will be missed. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at Fellowship of the Rockies. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo Fire Fighter Honor Guard, 1551 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO. Huerfano World - April 7, 2015 - Craig Elwell, 58, of Pueblo, passed away April 5, 2015. Preceded in death by his father, Carroll; and stepchild, Jason Lynch, he is survived by his mother, Betty; brother, Curtis; sister, Claudia; girlfriend, Catherine Calderon; son, Jeremy (Danielle) Elwell; daughter, Christy (Matt) Lucero; and six grandchildren. Craig was with the Pueblo Fire Department for 15 years and served the community of Pueblo for over 25 years as a Paramedic. He loved everything outdoors; fishing, hiking, riding his motorcycle and mountain bike, and more. He loved playing music and he was a drummer. Craig was loved by all and will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am, Friday, April 10, 2015 at Fellowship of the Rockies. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pueblo Fire Fighter Honor Guard, 1551 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81001.

Elwell, David
David Elwell – Walsenburg World – October 30, 1902 – David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwell, died Tuesday morning, age 4 years.

Elze, Charles H.
Charles F. Elze - Wet Mountain Tribune - November 19, 1971 - Charles F. Elze, 84, dies in California: Charles F. Elze of Pomona, Calif., a native of Westcliffe, died Saturday, Nov. 6, in a hospital in Pomona. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elze of Westcliffe. He was 84 years old. Mr. Elze was born May 18, 1887 in Westcliffe and attended school here. He moved to California in 1942. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter; four brothers, Otto Elze and Arnold Elze of Westcliffe, Gottlieb Elze of Pueblo and Fred Elze of Royal, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Schwartz of Canon City, Mrs. Selma Lensch of Westcliffe, Mrs. Bertha Fischer of Denver and Mrs. Lena Rogers of Santa Fe, NM; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Pomona Progress-Bulletin - November 8, 1971 - Charles F. Elze of 1052 E. Mission Blvd. died Saturday in Pomona convalescent hospital after 14 months of illness. Mr. Elze was born May 18, 1887, in Westcliffe, Colorado. He came to California in 1942 and lived in Santa Rose before moving to Pomona in 1955. Survivors include his widow: Ida May; two sons, Karl of Carmichael and Walter of Pomona; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Cirelli of Redwood City; four brothers, Otto and Arnold of Westcliffe, Gottlieb of Pueblo, Colo. and Fred of Royal, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Schwartz of Canon City, Colo., Mrs. Selma Lensch of Westcliffe, Mrs. Bertha Fischer of Denver, and Mrs. Lena Rogers of Santa Fe, NM; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday in Todd Memorial Chapel Pomona, with the Rev. Clinton Helstab officiating. Private entombment will follow in Pomona Mausoleum.

Elze, Leo O. Sr.
Leo O. Elze - Pueblo Star - August 9, 1982 - Leo O. Elze passed away Aug. 8, 1982, in Westcliffe. He was born June 28, 1915, in Westcliffe. Mr. Elze is survived by his mother, Laura Elze; two sisters, Gladys Elze and Alma Lange, all of Westcliffe; two sons, Leo O. Elze, Jr., Hudson, N.H., Luther Elze, Lake Tahoe, Nev.; two daughters, Nancy Ayrton, Littleton, Molly Fisher, Golden, and six grandchildren. Family respectfully requests donation be made to Community Clinic Memorial Fund, Westcliffe 81252. Cremation.

Elze, Martha
Martha Elze - Wet Mountain Tribune - March 25 1950 - County Pioneer Dies Thursday At Home of Son - Mrs. Robert Elze, 87, who came to Custer County with colony in 1870 and had been a resident of the Valley since that time, died last Thursday afternoon (3/23/1950) at the home of her son, Otto F., after a long illness. Martha Louise O'Graske born in Hinsdale, Illinois on December 10, 1862, was but eight years of age when she came here with her parents, who had joined the colony to settle in the southern end of the Valley. She married to Robert Elze in Rosita, Colorado on April 16, 1882, the couple making their home on a ranch in the Valley until their retirement several years ago. Mrs. Elze was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, taking an active part in church and community affairs for many years. She is survived by her husband; five sons, Otto of Westcliffe, Charles of California, Arnold and Gottlieb of Pueblo, and Fred, of Iowa; and four daughters, Mrs. Susie Schwarz of Silver Cliff, Mrs. Selma Lensch of Westcliffe, Mrs. Bertha Fischer of Denver and Mrs. Lena Rogers of Santa, Fe, NM as well as other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Hope Lutheran Church, with Rev. O. F. Kretzmann conducting and the Menzel Funeral Home in charge. Interment was in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in the Valley.

Elze, Nellie
Nellie Elze - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1946 - Mrs. Nellie Elze, Monday June 24 at hospital. Wife of Arnold H. Elze of the family home, 1037 Jackson; mother of Morris L. Stewart, Pueblo; grandmother of two; stepmother of Madison Else, Pueblo; Ellis Elze, Denver. Member of Trinity Lutheran church and Columbine Review No. 6, Woman’s Benefit Association.

Elze, Otto Fred
Otto Fred Elze - Wet Mountain Tribune - September 4, 1980 - Otto Fred Elze dies at age of 94: Funeral services will be held Sept. 4 at 1:30 pm for Otto Fred Elze, late of Westcliffe. He died Aug 30 at his home at the age of 94. Services will be held at the Menzel Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jon Bredhoft officiating. Accompanying the congregational singing during the service will be Laura McIntosh. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Elze, Jr., John Lindloff, Harold Schwarz, Alvin Lange, David Lange and Fritz Erps. Elze was born Nov. 9, 1885 at Westcliffe. He moved into town from his ranch in 1943. Later he was employed in a number of jobs. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran church. On Jan. 3, 1912 in Custer County, he and Laura A. Eikelman were married. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Alma Lange and Gladys Elze, both of Westcliffe, and a son, Leo Elze of Pueblo, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Selma Lensch of Westcliffe, Lena Rogers of Santa Fe, NM, Bertha Fischer of Denver and a brother, Fred Elze of Beatrice, Neb. Burial will be at the Lutheran cemetery at Westcliffe, Colorado. Those wishing may contribute to the American Bible Society or Bethesda Lutheran Home in Elze's memory. Pueblo Star - September 2, 1980 - Funeral services for Otto Fred Elze, 94, will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Thursday in Menzel Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. Elze died Aug. 30, 1980, at his home. He was born Nov. 9, 1885, in Westcliffe. He moved into town from his ranch in 1943; later he was employed in a number of jobs. He married Laura A. Eikelman on Jan 3, 1912, in Custer County. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Alma Lange and Gladys Elze of Westcliffe; a son, Leo Elze of Pueblo; three sisters, including Selma Lensch of Westcliffe; a brother, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Embree, James Calvin
James Calvin Embree – Pueblo Chieftain – March 28, 1919 – City Briefs – J. C. Embree Dies – James Calvin Embree, age 69, died at the home of his son, Ben Embree, 709 Beulah avenue, last night. He is survived by three sons, Ed, of 1522 Bragdon, Will of 1201 Euclid and Ben of 709 Beulah, and two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Cartner of Booneville, Mo., and Mrs. Don Kelfey of Cushion, Okla. Body will be forwarded by the United Undertaking company to Sedalia, Mo., today, accompanied by the brothers. Note: This man was buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Beaman, Missouri.

Embriz-Rosales, Higinio
Higinio “Vicente” Embriz-Rosales - Alamosa Valley Courier - January 16, 2015 - Antonito resident Higinio “Vicente” Embriz-Rosales, 62, passed away January 14, 2015 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado surrounded by his loving family. Vicente was born on December 28, 1952 in Tenacingo, Mexico to Silvano Embriz and Beatriz Rosales. He was united in marriage to Dolores Madril in December, 2007 in Conejos, Colorado and worked as a Lineman who worked with electric power lines. Vicente was a loving, kind and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin and friend who enjoyed being with family, friends, and his beloved pets, going for wood and woodcutting, going to the casino, hunting arrowheads, fishing, and especially playing with his grandchildren. Vicente is survived by his wife Dolores Madril Embriz of the family home in Antonito, CO; daughters Beti Embriz of Chihuahua, Mexico; Miriam Embriz of Tenancingo, Mexico; Melissa (Johnnie) Gurule of Antonito, CO; and Angelic Embriz of Antonito, CO; son Ricardo Embriz of Chihuahua, Mexico; sisters Josephina Embriz, Rosario Embriz, and Graciela Embriz, all of Tenancingo, Mexico; and brothers Porfirio Embriz, Miguel Embriz, and Hector Embriz, also from Tenancingo, Mexico. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Vicente was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Fulgencio and Faustino Embriz, and daughter Kimberly Embriz. A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito at 7:00 PM. Another Vigil Service will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Conejos, CO. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM, also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Conejos. Cremation has been chosen and Inurnment will take place at a later date. Viewing and visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 17th and 18th, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito, who is in care of the arrangements.

Embry, Connie A.
Connie A. Embry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2016 - Connie A. Embry, 69, of Pueblo West, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Embry. She is survived by her mother, Johnnie Cochran Embry; children, Dayna Morgan, Brett Morgan; sisters, Debbie (Ken) Bartels, Sherry Cox; brother, Bill Embry; grandchildren, Dahlis Morgan, Michaela Morgan, Alexis Morgan-Reese, Zachary Morgan-Reese. Connie was a school teacher from 2001 until 2016 for SC BOCES. She retired from SC BOCES in 2016. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the Pueblo West Funeral Home Chapel, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, Colo., with a reception immediately following.

Emerson, John Edward
John Edward Emerson - Chronicle News - July 22, 2004 - John Edward Emerson, age 56, passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Co. on July 19, 2004. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 23, 1948 to Violet (Abbenne) and Raymond Emerson. He served in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam Era from 1967-1971. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. On April 12, 1969, John was united in marriage to Natalie Susan Nowak at St. Hedwigs, in Floral Park, NY. He attended the University of Texas, receiving his Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning. He also received his Masters degree from Southwest Texas State University in Sociology. Currently, John was working on his Ph.D. His career and work experience as a planner for the State of Texas, were geared to eventually teach and share his knowledge as a professor. John had many hobbies which included photography, painting, woodworking, cabinet making, playing guitar and calligraphy. He was preceded in death by father Raymond Emerson; aunt and uncles, Josephine (Emmanuel) Spano, Harry Brown, and Anthony Abbenne. Survivors are his wife Natalie Emerson, Trinidad; daughters Jean (Ian) Flemming, Trinidad, Christina Emerson, Austin, TX; mother Violet Emerson, Westbury, NY; aunt Anita Brown, Aurora, Co.; cousins Candy Jurist, Robert Spano, CA and families, and other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00PM-8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, July 23, 2004 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Emerson, Lila M.
Lila M. Emerson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2015 - Lila M. Emerson, 90, passed away March 11, 2015. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Pueblo Christian Center. Arrangements through T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Emerson, Richard Dale (Rev.)
Rev. Richard Dale Emerson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Rev. Richard Dale Emerson, 96, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Oshkosh, Neb. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1957, and his wife, Norma Lee, in 1987. He married Lila Carpenter of Pueblo in 1991. Richard was a minister with the Rocky Mountain District of the Assemblies of God for 73 years. He pastored four churches, including Pueblo First Assembly of God from 1951-1959, and Commerce City/ Montbello Assembly of God, 1961-1977. He also was on staff at several churches including Pueblo Christian Center. He served the RMDC as youth director, assistant superintendent, presbyter and men’s ministries director. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lila; and three children, Richard (Mary) of Phoenix, Ariz., Beverly Wead (Ray) of Ogden, Utah, and Gregg (Rhonda) of McCook, Neb.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. He had one stepdaughter, Melanie Pederson; and eight step-grandchildren. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Wynwood Assisted Living for their love and care. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Pueblo Christian Center. Public viewing will be held prior to the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens in Littleton, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to the Missions Fund at Pueblo Christian Center.

Emory, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae Emory - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2015 - Elsie Mae Emory, 96, passed away Dec. 10, 2015. Preceding her in death were her husband, Harley W. Emory; a daughter, Harlene Emory; her mother, father and brothers. She is survived by her children, Beverly (Harold) Heaston, Pueblo, Harley (Sharon) Emory Jr., Aptos, Calif., Sheryl (Bobby) Beard, Cincinnati, Ohio, Carolyn (James) Majeske, Palmdale, Calif., Joy (Ronald) Hawkins, Fort Wayne, Ind., Rodney Emory, Pueblo, and Terry (Thomas) Bremer, Lisbon, Portugal; 44 grandchildren, 49 great-grand- children, and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Emory moved to Pueblo from Marshall, Mo., in 1929. She was a member of Pueblo Christian Center and of Gideon’s Inter-national. The family will greet friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at Pueblo Christian Center, with Pastor Josh Richardson officiating. Interment, immediately following, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Eastern Europe Outreach or to Gideon’s International through the funeral home office or the church office.

Encinias, Eloisa C.
Eloisa C. Encinias - Chronicle News - June 20, 2011 - Eloisa C. Encinias, age 70, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2011. She was born in Springer, New Mexico on September 6, 1940 to Sophia (Garcia) and Abraham Mondragon. Eloisa was employed as a nurse aid at the Colfax County Medical Center in Raton, New Mexico for 18 years. She loved to dance, sing, play Bingo, listen to Spanish music and watch Spanish soap operas. She had a heart of gold and helped anyone in need. Eloisa was devoted to God and her family. Her favorite times were the many gatherings she had with her family. Preceding her in death are parents Sophia and Abraham Mondragon, siblings, Edward Mondragon, Lelah Ortiz, Madeline Gurule, Bennie Encinias Zeke Mondragon Jr., Dan Mondragon, Esther Guara. Survivors are husband, Louie Encinias, her children, Anthony Encinias, Raton, N.M., Kathy Vialpando (Andrew Gilbert) Raton, N.M., Kenneth (Lisa) Encinias, Trinidad, Joseph (Myra) Encinias, Trinidad, grandchildren, Jackie, Jennifer, Angel, Amanda, Bryan, Nathaniel, Devon, Louie, Gracie, Monica, Darlene, Jonathan, Chaz, Kenneth Michael Jr., Audrey, and Sephra, great grandchildren, Ayanna, Joey, Aubri, Landyn, Saphire, SKilyn, Brandon, Sophia, Jasmine, Sierra, Hailey, Jonathan, Bobby, Jarod, Destiny, Dillon, Justice, Mania, Brayden, Brent and Tarryn. Also surviving are her siblings, Frances Roybal, Beatrice Blea, Sadie (Fred) Duran, Helen (Alex) Valdez, Arthur Guara, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Encinias, Frances P.
Frances P. Encinias - Denver Post - September 15, 2005 - Frances P. Encinias, 59, passed away September 12, 2005 in Denver. She was born October 20, 1945 in Walsenburg, CO the daughter of Napolean and Pauline Mora. Survived by her husband John O. Encinias; daughter Denise Martinez; and granddaughter Taylor Martinez; 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Memorial Mass will be Friday, September 16 at 11 AM at St. Catherine of Siena, 4200 Federal Blvd. in Denver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Denver Humane Society.

Encinias, Katie
Katie H. Encinias - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2017 - Katie H. Encinias, 67, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2017; born Jan. 21, 1950. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Herrera and Lydia Martinez-Herrera; brother, Johnny Herrera; and son, Richard Encinias. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Pablo Encinias; son, Paul (Deanna) Encinias; daughter, Lydia Encinias; grandchildren, Jonathan Lopez, Jessica Encinias, Katey Lopez, Joseph Encinias, Julia Encinias, Dillon Encinias, Braydon Encinias and Peyton Encinias; great-grandson, Kyle Olsen-Lopez; sisters, Vi Martinez, Becky Herrera; and brothers, Bob (Sandy) Herrera and Roger Herrera. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Encinias, Ted
Ted Encinias - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2015 - Ted Encinias, 85. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. April 13, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul in Maxwell, N.M.

Enck, Sally
Sally Enck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Sally Enck, 82. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the scholarship fund at First United Methodist Church, Cooperative Care or ARC thru the funeral home. Montgomery & Steward - October 15, 2017 - Sally Enck, 82, of Pueblo, CO died Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Robert Enck; sons, Dale (Carol) Enck of Buena Vista and Duane Enck of Pueblo; Grandchildren, Erin Enck, Thomas Enck, Matthew Enck and Erica Enck; siblings, Arlo (MaryAnn) Blumer of Albert Lea, MN and Marileen Blumer of Fountain CO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, a son, David Enck, two brothers, a sister, and a daughter-in-law, Susie Enck; Sally was born on February 23, 1935, near Beresford, SD to Fred and Mae Blumer. She attended Westmar College where she received her teaching certificate. She also met and married Robert Enck during her time there. Later, she received a Masters Degree in Education. She taught elementary age children at numerous schools during her career as a teacher. She enjoyed the interaction with children. She was an active member of the many churches she attended during her lifetime. The last being at First United Methodist Church of Pueblo, CO, where she had been a member for the past 22 years. During that time with the church, she was involved in choir, many small singing groups and also led the children’s choir for many years. Sally enjoyed spending time with her family and many lifelong friends as well as keeping in touch with others via the many cards and letters that she would send out. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service is scheduled at 10:00am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court St., in Pueblo, CO with the Rev. Hugo Venegas, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the scholarship fund at First United Methodist Church, Cooperative Care or to the ARC thru Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 M. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Engel, Charles
Charles Engel – Walsenburg World – May 18, 1893 – Died: Tuesday morning of cancer of the stomach, Mr. Charles Engel. The deceased was born in Pals, Germany about the year 1840, coming to America over 20 years ago. After living sometime in LaSalle, Illinois, he came to Colorado. For many years past he has been living a hermit’s life in a hut near Walsen mines and boarding at Mr. Gillespie’s. He was a hard worker, a close financier and a temperate man, thus laying up several thousand dollars. Mr. Engel has no relations living in this country and left the bulk of his property to a brother in Germany. During the last four weeks the man suffered intense pain. He has a number of friends here who sorrow at his departure yet are glad that he is away from the earthly pain.

Engelbrecht, John
John Engelbrecht - The Gazette - January 10, 2013 - John Wesley Engelbrecht, 93, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. He was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Boone, Colo., to Julius and Minnie Engelbrecht. Survived by his wife, Lorraine; four wonderful children, Ron (Carol Lee), Paul (Marian), Sandra (Phil) Boese and Susan (Gary) Bokelmann; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; four older brothers; and one sister. John joined the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, where he served in Hondo, Texas, training navigators. In 1945, he met the love of his life - Lorraine Schlotfeldt. They married on August 13, 1947, and shared 65 wonderful years. John was co-owner of Refrigeration Equipment, Inc. He was dedicated to his church where he served as a deacon, trustee, and usher. One of his favorite hobbies was working on his collection of antique cars and going to antique car tours with his wife. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and service, 2 p.m. Friday, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Pastor Frank Proffer and Larry Schlotfeldt will officiate. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Historical Society through the funeral home.

Engelbrecht, Lorraine Mary
Lorraine Mary Engelbrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2015 - Lorraine Mary Engelbrecht, 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2015. She is survived by her children, Paul (Marian), Sandra (Phil) Boese, Susan (Gary) Bokelmann and Ron (Carol Lee); 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Lorraine was born in Pueblo on March 22, 1927, to Edward and Helen Schlotfeldt. She graduated from Central High School and worked for Crews Beggs Department Store and the Pueblo telephone company before marrying the love of her life in 1947. John and Lorraine shared 65 wonderful years of marriage before he passed away in 2013. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Edward; and two sisters, Helen Jane and Vivian. A lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Lorraine served as the church’s Sunday school superintendent and later financial secretary for more than 30 years. She and John were very active in the antique automobile hobby, touring extensively throughout the United States as members of several clubs. Above all, Lorraine was devoted to her faith, her family and her friends, all of whom will deeply miss her ever-present smile, kindness and generosity. Service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, Pueblo, with Barbara Graham and Dan Schumacher officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens following at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Pueblo County Historical Society through the funeral home.

Engle, Laurie
Laurie (Downs) Engle - Denver Post - October 20, 2008 - Laurie (Downs) Engle, beloved sister, wife, mother, aunt, niece, and cousin, born January 26, 1960, died October 17, 2008. Survived by siblings, Les Downs (Trinidad), and Melanie Rosa (Lakewood), aunt and uncle, Dick and Ina Hambrick, cousins, Don and Dan Hambrick. Preceded in death by her parents, Harmon and Rev. Maryann Downs, and husband, John Engle. You were dearly loved, Laurie. Private family services planned.

Englehorn, Carol Ann
Carol Ann Englehorn - The Salinas Californian - October 26, 2011 - Carol Ann Englehorn passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011 at home with family. She had been fighting lung cancer for seven and a half years. She was born to Dorothy and Clarence Jones who were trying to drive back to Pueblo Colorado over Raton Pass from Santa Fe when they had to stop in Trinidad, Colorado for Carol's arrival on April 26, 1936. Carol lived throughout the Southwest with her family and settled in Salinas in the 40s. She attended many schools in the area including Lincoln Elementary, Washington Jr. High, and Salinas High School where she graduated in 1954 and where she also met her future husband, Ted Englehorn. Carol then attended UC Berkeley where she was a Public Health major. After two years she and Ted got married and moved to Chicago where Carol finished her studies at Northwestern University Medical School and became a medical technologist. They returned to San Jose where their first son was born. Carol then decided to devote herself to raising her family. After San Jose, they spent two years in Germany, followed by three years in San Francisco. They returned to Salinas and have remained here the rest of her life. She was quite active in many community organizations and president of many including the County Medical Auxiliary, Entre Nous, League of Women Voters, and Children's Home Society. She also served on the board and as President of the Salinas High School PTSA. She was involved with the Steinbeck Festival, leading bus tours in Salinas and Monterey for many years. She was involved in the original organization of the Steinbeck Center and served briefly on the board of directors. She was also a long time member of an outdoor adventure group called River Rats and a women's hiking group called the Wildberries. Her number one love outside her family was the Monterey Bay Aquarium where she was a Volunteer Guide for more than 20 years before cancer made it impossible to continue. She also loved snow skiing, back packing and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents. Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Ted Englehorn, Jr. M. D.; sons, Frederick Englehorn (Lisa) of Satellite Beach, FL., Mark Englehorn (Lyla) of Monterey and John Englehorn (Leslie) of Salinas; daughter, Laura Englehorn Moran (Philip) of Portland, OR.; brothers, Robert Jones (Lise) of Napa and John Jones of Portland, OR. She has four grandchildren, Katie and Tony Moran of Portland, OR and Robert and Olivia Englehorn of Monterey. Carol was an intelligent, caring person who was practical and reasonable. She had a long and happy life with her husband and family. She will be dearly missed by family and her many friends. Carol was concerned that many people do not realize that lung cancer kills more women annually than breast cancer and that lung cancer is not always associated with smoking which she never did. Carol asks that memorials be donated to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer Research. A Memorial gathering will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901.Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

Engleman, Marjorie
Marjorie Faye Engleman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2014 - Marjorie Faye Engleman, born Dec. 7, 1928, passed away from cancer on Aug. 10, 2014, in Cody, Wyo. Preceded in death by husband, Harold Engleman. Survived by children, Jan (Russ) Willis, Pueblo, and Sharon (Brad) Bothwell, Cody, Wyo. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church, 3220 W. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

English, Assunto
Assunto English – Walsenburg World – September 9, 1909 – Died at McGuire, Colorado, on Wednesday, September 1, 1909, Assunto English, infant son of Benjamin English at the age of 17 days.

English, Donald
Donald A. English - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2016 - Donald A. English, 81, passed away peace-fully at home on July 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Melda English; in-laws, John and Ruth Massarotti; brothers-in-law, Fred Laprarie and Kenneth Koski; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Massarotti and Marie Massarotti. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty; sisters, Betty Laprarie, Diane (Roy) Patterson and Darlene Koski; nephews, Scott (Beth) Koski, Brett (Tracy) Koski, Mark Patterson; and niece, Brenda (Shawn) Winters; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Rosalie Massarotti; great-nephews and niece, extended family and many special friends. Donald lived in Pueblo his entire life and served in the U.S. Army. He retired as co-owner of the Hurricane car wash in 2001. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Church and coached softball to youth members in his younger years. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, wit and love of life and family. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Denver Broncos. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the compassion and loving care shown to our family during this difficult time. Special thanks to Melissa, Roxanna and Hope. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to Sangre Cristo Hospice or St. Joseph Church Bell Tower Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

English, Ronald
Ronald English - Chronicle News - July 22, 2016 - Ronald English, 68 of Trinidad, Colo., passed away on May 25, 2016 in Albuquerque, N.M. Ron was born in Chicago, Ill to Robert and Rosemary English on Aug. 23, 1947. He was a retired teacher from Denver Public schools, and volleyball coach at Manual H.S. Survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Maggie/Alan of Albuquerque; son, Matt of Thornton; granddaughters, Sonia and Mali English-Mason; step-children, Crissa Doeppke, of Westminster, Paul Doeppke of N.C., Derek, Jay and Danny Doeppke. Ron was an organic gardener, and loved living off-grid on his land tending his garden and hiking in Ponderosa Hills, caring for his animals. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Celebration of his life will be held at Chief Hosa Campground July 31, 2016 in Genesee, Colo. Any contributions can be made to Noah's Ark animal shelter in Trinidad, Colo. in Ron's memory. 

Engstrom, Barbara
Barbara Engstrom - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2017 - Barbara Engstrom, 79. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Enloe, Larry
Larry Enloe - Chronicle News - January 7, 2005 - On January 8, 1968, eight miles north of Trinidad, State Trooper Larry Enloe stopped a blue station wagon for a traffic violation. The station wagon was stolen and driven by Edward Cosgrove. While Trooper Enloe was in his patrol car, Cosgrove got out of the station wagon and shot Enloe to death with a .38 caliber gun. Enloe was shot in the face, the chest and the abdomen. A trucker saw the patrol car and called the Las Animas County Sheriff ’s Office. Shortly after the LASO was called, roadblocks were set up in an attempt to keep the suspect in the area. Cosgrove eluded the roadblock by stopping a car driven by Sergeant Fink of the U.S. Army, then forcing the Sergeant to help him through the roadblock. Cosgrove threatened to kill Fink’s infant son if Fink did not do as asked. After getting through the roadblock, Cosgrove told Fink to take him to Pueblo. Cosgrove then jumped out of the car and Fink drove back to the roadblock to tell officers of Cosgrove’s whereabouts. Cosgrove was arrested at the Avalon, a Pueblo hotel. It was reported that when found, Cosgrove had two guns in his possession, one being the service revolver of Trooper Enloe. During the investigation, found in Enloe’s patrol car was a partially completed citation containing the name and description of Cosgrove. Ed Cosgrove was 16 years old at the time of the murder and a fugitive from a Kansas mental hospital. He was charged with first-degree murder and was eventually found guilty by a jury of his peers and sentenced to 34-50 years in the Colorado State Penitentiary. In 1974, Cosgrove escaped from the penitentiary, fleeing to Florida where, according to reports, he assumed a different name and lived a different life. Cosgrove married and had children without anyone knowing what had taken place in Colorado. On June 12, 1981, Cosgrove was traveling down a Florida highway and was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident; he allegedly hit the back of a semi-truck trailer and died. It was upon investigation that the body was identified as that of Edward Cosgrove, who was wanted for the murder of Enloe, and discovered that he had escaped from the Colorado State Penitentiary. Trooper Larry Bruce Enloe was 28 years old when he was killed. A bronze plaque was placed on the Animas Street Bridge in the mid 1990’s to commemorate Trooper Enloe and the sacrifice he made in the line of duty. When the reconstruction began on the Animas Street Bridge, the plaque was moved and according to reports, there were no intentions of putting the plaque back in its original place. In December of 2004, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Troop 2D discussed the need to display the plaque and decided to place it on the front of the Troop 2D office. CDOT employees Mark Stacey and Ron Cirone placed the plaque at its permanent location. Trooper Enloe is survived by his wife and two children. One child, a son, is employed with the State of Colorado…as a Colorado State Trooper.

Enlow, Donald L.
Donald L. Enlow - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2016 - Donald L. Enlow, 96, passed away Dec.17, 2015, in Canon City. Don was born Oct. 19, 1919. He served in World War II as a medic. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Inez Enlow; daughters, Kathy Lambert of Pueblo and Donna (Jack) Bogusch of Canon City; and a sister, Lois Ball of Amarillo, Texas. His grandchildren are Shari (Jon) Lambert Thorne, Kevin (Laura) Bogusch and Robert Bogusch. Great-grandchildren are Austin and Caitlan Thorne, and Josh and Kenzie Bogusch. He also is survived by three nieces and two nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Jan. 5, 2016, at the Canon Community Baptist Church, 1111 Monroe Ave., Canon City, Colo.. Inurnment, Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Ennis, Ruby York
Ruby York Ennis - The Daily Sentinel - July 18, 2010 - Ruby York Ennis was born September 2, 1911 and passed away July 15, 2010 at the age of 98. She was born Ruby Lillian Walker in Greensburg, Kansas to Walter Scott Walker and Bertie Ann King. She moved to the eastern slope of Colorado by covered wagon with her parents and brother as a youngster where she attended school and met her husband, Richard W. York. She married Richard York December 16, 1929 in Trinidad, Colorado. They moved to Paonia, Colorado in 1933 and lived there until moving to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962. Her hobbies were gardening, canning and crocheting. She was a homemaker and a seamstress for over 25 years in Las Vegas. She is survived by her loving son, Richard York, Jr. (Carol) and daughter, Ione A. Smith (Kelly) both of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and extended family members of the Grand Junction, Colorado area. She is preceded in death by her brother, Carl Walker; husband, Richard York and husband, Marvin C. Ennis. Services are in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Enriquez, Dennis
Dennis E. Enriquez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2017 - Dennis E. Enriquez, 57. Cremation to take place.

Entz, Lawrence Jacob
Lawrence Jacob Entz - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 24, 2000 - Funeral services were held last Friday for Silver Cliff civic leader Lawrence Jacob Entz. Mr. Entz died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 at his home in Silver Cliff while surrounded by family. He was 87. Mr. Entz had been in poor health the past several months. He was born Jan. 20, 1913 in western Kansas to William and Nellie (Hoss) Entz. In 1918, he and his family traveled to Colorado by covered wagon. Mr. Entz went on to become one of Custer County’s most distinguished business and civic leaders. He ranched in the Wet Mountain Valley until 1948 and had started Entz Grocery which operated in Silver Cliff and later in Westcliffe through 1967. After his retirement from the grocery business, he sold real estate for several years. He was very active in community affairs. He served as a Silver Cliff town trustee for 11 years and as the town’s mayor for 24 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District for 21 years from the time of its inception. He served on the school board during consolidation in the 1940s, and was a member of the Custer County medical board for a number of years. He also was a member of the Custer County Chamber of Commerce, Silver Cliff Masonic Lodge No. 38, and the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe. Mr. Entz loved hunting and fishing and took pride in his gardening. On Dec. 5, 1937 in Westcliffe, he married Wilda Garritson, a member of a prominent Huerfano County ranching family. She survives, as does a daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Harold) Jennings of Westcliffe. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Debbie (Mrs. Randy) Johanson of Flandreau, S.D., and Connie (Mrs. Scott) Dunn of Kaysville, Utah; and three great grandchildren: Jacob and Bobby Johanson of Flandreau and Jenner Dunn of Kaysville. Other survivors include four sisters: Blanche Loens of Washington state, Frieda Hanssen of Longmont, Iola Long of Denver, and Dora Mae Trampe of Gunnison. Mr. Entz was preceded in death by a son, Melvin, in 1950. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 18, at the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe with Rev. Diane Bell officiating. Interment followed at the Ula Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Custer County Medical Clinic at P. O. Box 120, Westcliffe, 81252.

Entz, Wilda G.
Wilda G. (Garritson) Entz - Wet Mountain Tribune - December 1, 2005 - Funeral services were held Tuesday in Westcliffe for well-known Silver Cliff resident Wilda G. (Garritson) Entz. Mrs. Entz died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at VALI assisted living center in Westcliffe, surrounded by family and friends. She was 90. Mrs. Entz and her late husband, Lawrence Entz, had been business owners here, and she had been active in numerous clubs and civic organizations. She was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Gardner, to William P. and Clara (Armstrong) Garritson. She had celebrated her 90th birthday this past summer. She had lived in Huerfano County on the family ranch - now the Wolf Springs Ranch - until 1948, when she and her husband moved to Silver Cliff to own and operate the Entz Grocery store. The Entzes remained in the grocery business until 1970. Mrs. Entz had been a long-standing member of the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe. She also had been involved in several community organizations, including the Birthday Club and the Silver Cliff Club. She also had been active at the Silver Cliff Senior Center. Mrs. Entz had been an avid hunter and outdoorswoman. As a young woman, she enjoyed riding horses with her father. More recently, Mrs. Entz enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Entz was preceded in death by her husband, by her son, Melvin, and by two brothers and a sister. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Harold) Jennings of Silver Cliff, and by two granddaughters: Debbie (Mrs. Randy) Johanson of Flandreau, S.D., and Connie (Mrs. Scott) Dunn of Fort Morgan. Also surviving are four great grandsons, Jacob and Bobby Johanson and Jenner and Hunter Dunn. A sister-in-law, Dora Mae Trampe of Gunnison, also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Community United Methodist Church, with interment following at the Ula Cemetery near Westcliffe, where she was laid to rest alongside her husband and son. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Community Clinic in Westcliffe, or to VALI assisted living.

Enyart, Howard K.
Howard K. Enyart - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2016 - Howard K. Enyart, Aug. 18, 1936 to July 28, 2016. Howard K. Enyart, 79, of Gold Bar, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, died at his residence on July 28, 2016. A remembrance celebration of Howie’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Prospectors Steak & Ale, 201 Croft Ave. W., Gold Bar, WA 98251. A toast in his honor will be done at 4 p.m.

Epafanio, Terbico
Terbico Epafanio – Walsenburg World – September 26, 1907 – Terbico Epafanio, an old resident died here yesterday at the age of 82 years. He was well-to-do and highly respected.

Eperasy, Ynoema
Ynoema Eperasy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2017 - Ynoema Eperasy, 91, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2017. Ynoema is survived by her three children; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; extended family and friends. Never forgotten, forever loved. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.

Epperson, Katherine
Katherine Hope Epperson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2017 - Katherine Hope Epperson, (nee Stevenson), formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 3, 2017. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a future date.

Epstein, Meier
Meier Epstein - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1917 – Puebloans Who Registered For Selective Army Draft – Appended are young Puebloans between the ages of 21 and 30 years inclusive, who registered in eleven city precincts for the selective draft to the United States Army: Precinct No. 16 – Meier Epstein. Note: Pvt. Meier Epstein, Birth: unknown, Death: Sep. 28, 1918, of Colorado, Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France. Created by: CWGC/ABMC, Record added: Aug 06, 2010, Find A Grave Memorial# 55992202

Eriano, Antonio
Antonio Eriano – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1902 – Antonio Eriano, an old and highly respected citizen of Aguilar, died Saturday morning at that place from a complication of diseases at the age of 77 years. The funeral took place from Aguilar Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Erickson, Alma
Alma Erickson – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 1918 – Another Pueblo Nurse Is Dead – Friends of Miss Alma Erickson received word yesterday of her death at Fort Logan, Texas from Spanish influenza. Miss Erickson was, at the time of her death, taking care of the influenza patients in one of the military hospitals at Fort Logan. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Erickson, former residents of Pueblo, and attended Central High School. She is a graduate of the Grant Place Hospital in Chicago and had a splendid reputation as a nurse. After graduation from the Chicago hospital, she entered military service and was stationed at Base Hospital 21, just outside of Denver, and was there at the time of her call to Fort Logan. She has three brothers who are all in France at the present time, fighting. The body will be given a military funeral at 10 o'clock this morning at Fort Logan and will then be sent to Scandia, Kan., where it will be interred. Pueblo Chieftain – October 31, 1918 – Miss Alma Erickson, who died Monday at Fort Logan, Colo., was the daughter of Mr. J. F. Erickson, former manager of Turkey Creek Stone Co. of Pueblo. She visited Mrs. G. L. Coder of this city, in September. Her sister is Mrs. W. A. Hall of Jarosa, Colo., and her 3 brothers, all in France, are Ernest Erickson, of 41st Engineers; Alexander Erickson of 134th Machine Gun Co.; Walter Erickson, 302 Re-mount Squadron. She went to Base Hospital No. 21 in Denver, October 2. A military funeral was held at Fort Logan, Colo., Wednesday morning, and a military escort sent to Scandia, Kan., where she will be buried. She was formerly Assistant Superintendent of Bethel Hospital at Colorado Springs.

Erickson, Garnett Adelin
Garnett Adelin Erickson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2015 - Garnett Adelin Erickson, 86, born Dec. 31, 1928, in Rye, to George and Mary Dudley, at the family homestead. She passed peacefully March 18, 2015, in Pueblo. Garnett went to schools in Rye and Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High in 1947. She married Marvin Erickson July 9, 1949. in Rye. Preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary; husband, Marvin; sons, Kevin and Kenny; sister, Shirley; grandson, Danny; and granddaughter, Jennifer. She is survived by sister, Jeannett (John) Roberts; daughters, Karen (Dan) Couture, Tracy (Rita) Erickson and Annette (Reed) Chapman; daughter-in-law, Charlene (Mark) Pomeroy; her grandchildren, Karen, Jason, Kristen, Travis, Ty and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Kenny, Dakota, Alicia, Frankie, Danny, Lexy, Derrik, Travis, Taylor, Rylee, Colin, Sydney, Garrett, Nathaniel, Ethan and Xander; and great-great-granddaughter, Lily. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Belmont Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother this past year. Donations may be made in Garnett’s memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2015, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy.

Erickson, Gwendolyn Lorraine
Gwendolyn Lorraine (Carlberg) Erickson - Chronicle News - April 26, 2016 - Gwendolyn Lorraine (Carlberg) Erickson, age 93, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born June 22, 1922 in Galva, Iowa, the second of eight children born to Oscar and Olive (Nyberg) Carlberg. Gwen graduated from Galva High School in 1939. After graduation she completed a business course in Sioux City, Iowa, moving to Colorado Springs, Colo. to work as a secretary at Peterson Air Force Base. She met and was united in marriage to her husband Alvin Erickson of 52 years on June 22, 1943. Then moved to Trinidad, Colo. in 1947 where she lived until 2010, when she moved back to Colorado Spring to be closer to her family. She enjoyed playing bridge at the senior center. Her other hobbies were bowling, crossword puzzles, bingo and feeding hummingbirds. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a 50 year member of Eastern Star. Gwen is survived by daughter Karin Riggs, granddaughter Kathleen (David) Osgood and great-grandchildren Kaitlin and Dylan Osgood all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandson Brian (Jennifer) Riggs and great-grandchildren Brittany and Brayden Riggs all of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter Linda (Tom) Hayden, grandson Michael (Julie) Hayden and great-granddaughter Jocelyn Hayden all of Springfield, Minn.; granddaughter Megan Jenson and great-grandchildren Ellie and Milo all of Jackson, Minn.; grandson Jeffery (Jennifer) Hayden and great grandchildren Kylie and Cole Hayden all of Springfield, Minn. and brother Gerald Carlberg of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvin Erickson, son Eric Erickson, son-in-law Frank Riggs, grandson Ryan Hayden, nephew Andrew Erickson, four brothers and two sisters. A private burial will take place at a later date at the Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo.

Erickson, Ora Lorene
Ora Lorene Erickson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2015 - Ora Lorene Erickson, 101, passed away March 26, 2015. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Ericson, Laureen A.
Laureen A. (Fusco) Ericson - The Hartford Courant - July 14, 2004 - Laureen A. (Fusco) Ericson, 48, of San Diego, CA, formerly of South Windsor, died peacefully Sunday, (June 27, 2004). She was born June 25, 1956 in New Haven. She graduated from Coventry High School in 1974. She worked in Computer Programming at Pratt & Whitney also Aetna Life & Casualty and Travelers Insurance. She was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents and also her father, Daniel Fusco of Coventry. Her survivors are her son, Ross Ericson of Hartford formerly of South Windsor who was the joy of her life; her mother, Rosemary (O'Shea) Degoursey of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Michael Fusco of Trinidad, CO, Ryan Degoursey of San Diego, CA; and also many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July, 17, at 9 a.m. at the Saint Mary's Church, Rt. 31, Coventry. Memorial contribution can be sent to San Diego Hospice, 4311 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

Eriva, Racilio
Racilio Eriva – Walsenburg World – August 4, 1910 – Died at Hezron, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 2, 1910, Racilio Eriva, age 1 year, 11 months and 18 days.

Ernst, David W. K.
David W. K. Ernst - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2015 - David W. K. Ernst, 69, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and step-father. David is survived by his children, Janet (Dennis) Terensky and Mark Ernst; grandchildren, Robert, Jonathan, Austin and Dylan; sisters, Sherry Gerke and Michelle Cash; as well as beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. David served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. At his family’s request, there will be no services at this time.

Erps, Anna E.
Anna E. Erps - Wet Mountain Tribune - October 20, 1988 - Valley Native Erps Dies in Canon City - Funeral services were held Monday for Valley Native Anna E. Erps, late of Canon City. She died Oct 12, 1988 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. She was 92. Mrs. Erps was born Aug. 7, 1896 in Westcliffe to Gottliet [Gottlieb] and Amelia O'Graske. She married Louis T. Erps in Westcliffe. He preceded her in death in 1961. Mrs. Erps had been active at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe before moving to Canon City where she was active at both St. Paul Lutheran Church and later St. John Lutheran Church. Mrs. Erps enjoyed fishing, crocheting, playing the piano and flower gardening. She is survived by seven children: Mae Berry of Canon City; Annabelle Berry of Penrose; Earl (Dorothy) Erps of Canon City; Betty (Fred) Perse of Pueblo; Ruth (Gerald) Grimm of Denver; Walter Erps of Canon City and Dale (Eugenia) Erps, also of Canon City. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at St. John Lutheran Church in Canon City with Rev. Thomas Cruickshank officiating. Interment at Mountain Vale Memory Gardens in Canon City. Those wishing may contribute to a memorial fund in care of St. John Lutheran Church.

Erps, Dale J.
Dale J. Erps - Wet Mountain Tribune - June 21, 2001 - Dale J. Erps, late of Canon City, died there on June 17, 2001, in Canon City. He was 60. Mr. Erps was born in Westcliffe on July 25, 1940, to Louis T. and Anna O'Greske [O'Graske] Erps. He graduated from Custer County High School in 1958 and enlisted in the United States Army, serving until 1961. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Erps owned and operated the Hillside Store. Eventually, Mr. Erps began a career with the Colorado Department of Corrections, where he served for 33 years before retiring as a captain. Mr. Erps was actively involved in CAPE, the Colorado Association of Public Employees. He also was a family man and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed his hobbies of woodworking and reloading ammunition. Mr. Erps married Eugenia Koch on June 24, 1962, in Westcliffe. She survives, as do their three sons: Eric Erps (and wife Beth); Kevin Erps; and Jeffrey Erps (and wife JoDonna), all of Canon City. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters; Earl Erps (and wife Dorothy); and Walter Erps, all of Canon City; Anna Bell Berry; and Betty Perse (and husband Fred), of Pueblo. A brother-in-law, Gerald Grimmes, of Denver, survives as well. In addition, Mr. Erps is survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Erps was preceded in death by two sisters; Mae Berry and Ruth Grimmes. A memorial service was held yesterday, Wednesday, June 20, at Wilson Memorial Chapel in Canon City. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City. Wilson Funeral Home: Dale J. Erps – Cremation through Wilson Crematory with memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 1001, at Wilson Memorial Chapel. Randy Foshee will officiate. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, 81215.

Erps, Fritz Jr.
Fritz Erps Jr. - Wet Mountain Tribune - December 24, 1992 - Funeral Services are Saturday for Silver Cliff’s Fritz Erps, Jr. - Funeral services will be held this Saturday, Dec. 26, for Fritz Erps Jr., late of Silver Cliff. Mr. Erps died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1992 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. He was 60. Mr. Erps had been ill the past several months. He was born March 31, 1932 in Silver Cliff to Fritz and Marie (Fuchs) Erps. He attended schools in Silver Cliff and graduated from Custer County High School in 1949. Mr. Erps served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was an engineer with the Colorado Department of Highways, and retired several years ago after 30 years of service. He had been a resident of Silver Cliff since his retirement. Mr. Erps was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe, and also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Erps never married. He is survived by his parents, both of Silver Cliff, and by two sisters: Marilyn (Mrs. Byron) Millington of Canon City and Patricia (Mrs. C.E.) Bon Durant of Pueblo. Five nieces and a nephew also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe with Rev. Thomas Cruickshank officiating. Interment will follow at the Ula Cemetery near Westcliffe. Wilson-Almont Funeral Home of Canon City is handling arrangements. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Erps, Louis T.
Louis T. Erps - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 5, 1961 - Louis Erps Passes Away on Sunday - Louis T. Erps, 68 year-old native of Custer County, died Sunday morning, April 30, in a Pueblo hospital following a lingering illness. He was a retired rancher and vegetable grower. He was born May 28, 1892 at Westcliffe and was married to Anna O’Graske here on July 12, 1916. She survives as do the following children: Earl of Canon City; Walter of Pueblo; Dale of Westcliffe; Mrs. Mae Berry and Mrs. Annabelle Berry, both of Hillside; Mrs. Betty Jones, Pueblo; and Mrs. Ruth Grimm of Denver. Sixteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, many nieces and nephews survive as do the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ella Oelrich, Leadville; Mrs. August Schultz of Westcliffe; Mrs. Ernest Jagow, Canon City; Mrs. Anna Hannsen [Hanssen], San Louis Obispo, Calif.; Fritz Erps, Sr. of Silver Cliff and John Erps who is living in Oregon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. from Hope Lutheran church in Westcliffe with the Rev. Charles Roluffs officiating. Pallbearers were Ralph Austin, Henry Kastendieck, Carl Miller, Charles Kidder, Russell Vickerman and Howard Jones. Burial was in Mountain Vale cemetery at Canon City.

Erps, Marie M.
Marie Erps - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 15, 1997 - Marie Erps, 89, dies at Silver Cliff home - Funeral services were held Tuesday in Westcliffe for Valley native and long-time civic leader Marie M. (Fuchs) Erps. Mrs. Erps died Friday, May 9, at her Silver Cliff home. While she had been in poor health for some time, her condition only worsened in recent days. She was 89. Mrs. Erps was born Nov. 3, 1907 in Westcliffe to Leonard and Margaret (Taylor) Fuchs. Her father came to Westcliffe from Germany in the 1890s, and for a number of years operated a saloon along South Second Street, known then as Dutch Row. Mrs. Erps’ mother came to the Valley at age 10 in 1880 with her English mother and Irish father. Mrs. Erps attended school in Westcliffe, and graduated from Custer County High School in 1926. She was an avid basketball player during her high school years, and later coached the girl’s basketball team here. She was active in numerous community organizations, and had served on the C-1 Board of Education and the Silver Cliff town board. She also had been town treasurer for 24 years, and had worked in both the county clerk’s and treasurer’s offices. Mrs. Erps was a member of the Silver Cliff Club, the county advisory committee, and was director of the Silver Cliff Museum. For several years, she dispatched ambulances for the clinic from a radio in her home. She enjoyed playing the piano, and enjoyed her many friends. Mrs. Erps was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe. On Oct. 2, 1928 in Westcliffe she married Fritz H. Erps Sr., whose family also had come to the Valley from Germany. Mr. Erps preceded her in death in April 1993, as did a son, Fritz Erps Jr., in December 1992. She was also preceded in death by a brother, a half sister and a half brother. Mrs. Erps is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Millington of Canon City and Patricia BonDurant of Pueblo. Also surviving are five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and her faithful dog, Sam. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hope Lutheran Church with Rev. Wayne Riddering officiating. Interment followed at the Ula Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Custer County Clinic.

Erskine, Viola Faye
Viola Faye "Vi" (Shirley) Erskine - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2015 - Viola Faye “Vi” (Shirley) Erskine, 85, passed away Dec. 31, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Erskine; parents, Raymond and Annie Pauline (Hill) Shirley; sisters, Violet Fern Pitcock, Elizabeth Ferguson, Ruth Asher and Lu Putao; and brother, William R. Shirley. Survived by brother, Eugene (Twila) Shirley of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vi was born March 21, 1929, in Fountain, Colo. She graduated from Central High School. Vi and Don were married Oct. 29, 1949, in Pueblo. She worked as an executive secretary for Pueblo Gas & Fuel Co. Member of St. Peter the Apostle Church. Her hobbies were golf, needle and craft work, and she traveled extensively throughout the world. Viewing, one hour prior to the service. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. A private interment will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Church through the funeral home.

Erskines, Ernest (Infant of)
Infant of Ernest Erskines – Walsenburg World – May 2, 1918 – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Erskines died last week of pneumonia. Interment at Oakview Cemetery.

Ertell, Mary E.
Mary E. Ertell – Pueblo Chieftain – March 21, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Mary E. Ertell will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCarthy funeral chapel. Interment Roselawn.

Ervin, Joshua E.
Joshua E. Ervin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2015 - Joshua E. Ervin, 28, went home in the arms of Jesus early Saturday, March 28, 2015. He is survived by parents, Eric and Belinda Ervin; sister, Kayla (Damian) Buchholz; brother, Shawn Ervin; wife, Laurie Ervin; children, Bailey Ervin, Cheyanne Ervin, Colton Ervin; stepdaughter, Kylie Strange; grandparents, Paul Bacon, Larry and Lee Ervin, Carl and Joan Reagan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home for his children. Isaiah 40: 30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.” Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ervin, Leona Octavia
Leona Octavia Ervin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2016 - Leona Octavia Ervin. Sunrise, Oct. 29, 1922, born to Benjamin and Rilla Morton. Leona’s sunset, Sept. 8 2016, surrounded by her family. Native of Pueblo for her entire 93 years. Retired from Pueblo Bank & Trust. Preceded in death by husband, Walter L. Ervin; son, Morty; and daughter, Tyanna Ervin. She leaves to cherish her memory, granddaughters, Ladell (Tim) Sallee of Columbia, Mo., and Rilla (James) Ervin-Augustus of Denver; and grandson, Morty Ervin Jr. of San Diego, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. No services, as requested by Leona.

Ervin, Tyanna Rae
Tyanna Rae Ervin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2016 - Tyanna Rae Ervin. Sunrise, June 24, 1955, born to Walter and Octavia Ervin in Pueblo, Colo. She attended South High School in Pueblo, Colo. After she moved to Denver, she faithfully worked at American Express for seven years, then finished her career at The Denver Post newspaper after 28 years as a journeyman. She was a member of First AME Church all her life. She loved spending time with her family, and you could often find her playing in the dirt in her garden and in her flowers or on Sunday evenings at adult skate. On the morning of April 8, 2016, she was called home. Tyanna leaves loving memories to her mother, Leona. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Ervin; and brother, Morty Ervin Sr. She never had children, but she adored her nieces and nephew as her own. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Theresa Ervin, Sharon (Jessie) Ervin-Riley; nieces, Ladell (Timothy) Sallee, Rilla (James Jr.) Ervin-Augustus, Vella Allen and Erica Young; nephew, Morty Ervin Jr.; 13 great-nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Octavia, Jada, James III, Zuriah, Crystle, Jahvee, Derrick, Emory, Richard Jr., Navie, Aryan and Carter; and a host of loving family and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa Ave., the Rev. Dr. Margaret Redmond officiating.

Erwin, Rachel L.
Rachel L. Erwin – Walsenburg World – April 9, 1914 – Mrs. Rachel L. Erwin, wife of William N. Erwin, died at her home in Walsenburg, at 12:03 a.m., March 27, 1914. Mrs. Erwin had been an invalid for several years and was conscious of her condition, and death not unexpected. She was born March 30, 1831, near Atlanta, Hall County, Georgia, and lacked only three days of reaching the age of 83 years. She was the wife of William Erwin for almost 57 years, nine children being born to them, seven of which are living. Mrs. C. T. Hamilton, of Durango; Mr. J. P. Erwin, of Greeley, Mrs. Lon Lougheed, of Trinidad; Mrs. J. N. Cooper, of Denver; Mrs. P. S. Brown, and Miss Lillian Erwin, of Walsenburg, and Charles H. Erwin of Spokane, Washington. The family came west to Denver in 1871, making their home in that city for two years. In 1873, they came further south to LaVeta, where they resided for 28 years. In 1901 they moved to Canon City making that place their home for 10 years, and again in 1911, they moved to Greeley, living there two years. In August 1913, the family came to Walsenburg to be near the old home. Mrs. Erwin united with the Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful and devout worshiper and member. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in LaVeta at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, conducted by Rev. Darley of Walsenburg and were very impressive, the music touching every heart. The floral offerings were beautiful. There was a large attendance of the old friends and neighbors and near relatives. Four daughters, Mrs. Lougheed, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Brown and Miss Erwin, Mrs. E. M. Paullin of Pueblo, Mrs. L. Lloyd of Trinidad, Miss Kate and Ida Barnes of Walsenburg, Howard Barnes of Raton, New Mexico, grandchildren of Mrs. Erwin were able to attend the funeral. The body was laid to rest in the old cemetery east of LaVeta by the side of two daughters, in the family lot. Her death was a sad loss to the stricken aged husband and the children who loved her dearly. Lonely and sad for many a day will be the home she graced, yet bright and cherished will be the memory of the love and affection bestowed on her loved ones. Walsenburg World – June 11, 1914 – Card of Thanks – we wish to tender our thanks to all of our friends, who so kindly assisted us in the recent sickness and death of our mother and father. Miss Lillian Erwin, Mrs. P. S. Brown, Mrs. J. In. Cooper, Mr. Charles H. Erwin, Mrs. Lou Lougheed.

Erwin, Reuel Cannon
Reuel Cannon Erwin – Walsenburg World – December 26, 1901 – Died at Canon City, Colorado, December 16, 1901, Reuel Cannon Erwin, infant son of Alfred U. and Laura Erwin; born November 25, 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin are visiting relatives in a Canon City, and their many friends in LaVeta and vicinity will sincerely sorrow with them in this their sad hour of bereavement.

Escajeda, Arabella Rosaline
Arabella "Bella" Rosaline Escajeda - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2017 - Arabella "Bella" Rosaline Escajeda, born Jan. 5, 1940; passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Ernesto and Phoebe Struck; brothers, Ernest "Ernie" Struck, Samuel Torres, Richard Struck; and grandson, Andrew Ortega. Bella is survived by her children, Ray (Gloria) Martinez, Brenda Felton, Larry Martinez, David Maes, Shelly Martinez, Mario (Jessica) Escajeda and Lazaro (Linda Hernandez) Escajeda; siblings, Albert (Stella) Struck, Beatrice Segura and Virginia (Robert) Garcia; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. She had many lifelong friends and was affectionately known as "Mom" to many others. She touched the hearts of many and will be sadly missed by all. Bella enjoyed watching Westerns and game shows and especially loved her family. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at The Word of Jesus Christ Church Hall located at 2318 Lakeview. A reception will follow to honor and share memories with her family.

Escalante, Viola E.
Viola E. Escalante - Huerfano World Journal - August 24, 2017 - Viola E. Escalante 101 year old beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother was born on May 23, 1916 in North Veta and went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents Dolores and Rose, her siblings Eddie and Lucy, and her husband David Escalante. She is survived by her children Tyrus, Edith, and Theresa; grandchildren; Robert Serrato, Ruth Escalante, Rodney Serrato, Tyrus Escalante Jr., Maria Sifuentes, Ascencion Sifuentes, Margarita Saenz and Neil Ellis, also great grand children and great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Funeral Mass and Interment were held August 22, 2017.

Escobedo, Manuel H.
Manuel H. Escobedo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2016 - Manuel H. Escobedo went to be with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2016, at age 100. Preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Escobedo. Survived by his children, Patricia, Eleanor, Rudolph and Eloise Escobedo; eight grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial to follow at 1 p.m. at Roselawn.

Escobedo, Raymond
Raymond Escobedo – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1909 – Died, at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday, April 7, 1909, Raymond Escobedo, age 22 years. Death was caused by diphtheria. The deceased lived near the water tanks on 8th Street.

Espanoza, Danny M.
Danny Espanoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Danny M. Espanoza, 55, passed Dec. 31, 2015. Survived by companion, Debra Salas; son, Dan Espanoza Jr.; siblings, Frances Espanoza and Henry (Barbara) Espanoza; and stepson, Richard Salas. Cremation has taken place. No formal services.

Esparza, Aurelio
Aurelio Esparza – Walsenburg World – May 8, 1906 – Ed Springer Murders Aurelio Esparza – Edward Springer, a young man who was raised near LaVeta, shot and instantly killed Aurelio Esparza on the road near Sunnyside about 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon and is now in the county jail awaiting trial on the charge of murder. Springer had been drinking during a greater part of the day and left his horse tied in front of a saloon. Early in the afternoon a man had taken Springer’s horse to ride over to the Rocky Mountain Mine. Learning what had become of his horse, Springer telephone to the Rocky mountain mine for the animal, and the man who wrote it away set it back by Esparza. Meeting Esparza on the road back with his horse, Springer opened fire on the Mexican, killing him instantly. Rev. Millsap of Gardner was an eyewitness to the killing, he being on the road about 100 feet behind Springer at the time. Springer is well known in this section and while this is not his first offense against law it is by far the most serious.

Esperoza, Alberta
Alberta Esperoza – Walsenburg World – January 3, 1918 – Alberta Esperoza and Juan Padis, sheepherders on a large ranch near Pueblo, were found shot to death. It is believed that they surprise some sheep Steelers at work and were killed and the consequent fight.

Espinosa, Anastasio
Anastasio Espinosa – Walsenburg World – April 15, 1915 – Mexican Beaten to Death – Pueblo – Anastasio Espinosa, 25, a Mexican, was murdered at Salt Creek. He was found unconscious along the Santa Fe Trail with his face and head beaten almost to a pulp with rocks. He was hurried to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died on the operating table. Later Augustina Rodriguez and Alexander Garcia, with whom Espinosa engaged in a card game, were arrested. Not knowing that Espinosa was dead, they admitted having engaged in a fight and beaten him until unconscious.

Espinosa, Arcorio
Arcorio Espinosa – Walsenburg World – December 13, 1904 – Accidentally Shot – Word was received here this morning that a Mexican was accidentally shot on the D & RG grade camp north of Maitland. He was examining a gun when a friend took it from him and was also looking it over when it was accidentally discharged, killing the first man. We have not yet learned the names of the parties. Walsenburg World – December 16, 1904 – Accidentally Killed – The Mexican who was accidentally killed at the D & RG grade camp north of Maitland, mention of which was made in Tuesday’s World, was Arcorio Espinosa.

Espinosa, Benito
Benito Espinosa – Walsenburg World – April 4, 1905 – Found Dead – Benito Espinosa, an elderly sheepherder, was found dead Saturday just this side of Cuchara. Espinosa had been herding sheep for Cornelio Duran, and for a few days prior to his death had complained of trouble with his legs. From the position in which he was found it is thought he had a paralytic stroke affecting his legs and fell forward into a mud puddle from which he was unable to extricate himself and death came from suffocation. Mr. Espinosa had considerable money stored away in his strongbox at Mr. Duran’s, but would never spend it on clothing sufficient for his needs and at the time of his death was not adequately dressed to withstand the weather.

Espinosa, Edward
Edward Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2014 - Edward Espinosa, 68, passed away peacefully, on Aug. 27, 2014. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Aug. 25, 1946, to the union of Pete and Lucy (Segura) Espinosa. Both precede him in death. Edward is survived by his son, Michael Valdez; granddaughters, Michaela Valdez and Justina Sandoval; former spouse and best friend, Lita Valdez; three sisters; several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following service.

Espinosa, Erman Mark
Erman Mark Espinoza - Comi Funeral Home - May 15, 2016 - Mark Espinoza, Feb. 16, 1956 – May 13, 2016 - A very strong willed man was called home to be with his mother Shirley on Friday, May 13, 2016. Mark was the 2nd to the oldest of 10 boys in the Espinoza family. He enjoyed managing motels in Denver for most of his life. He was a talented man; from electrical, to air conditioning, building houses, and repairing vehicles… he could do it all. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers. Mark is finally able to rest and be at peace. He will no longer have to fight the battles of life. Preceding him in death is his mother Shirley Espinoza, brothers Robert & Michael Espinoza, paternal grandparents Rose and Joe Espinoza, maternal grandparents, Dolores and Tony Boccaccio. Survivors are his father Herman Espinoza, brothers, Marty(Christine), Denver, Daryl (Jolene) Trinidad, Rudy(Eleanor), Trinidad, Kevin, Trinidad, Joseph, Denver, Larry, Trinidad, sister, Christine(Paul) Marques, Trinidad, aunts, uncles, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Rosary will be Friday, May 20, 2016 a 2 P.M. at the Comi Chapel. Visitation will also take place at that time. Funeral Mass will follow at 4 P.M. at Sebastiani Gym. Cremation is to follow with inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Espinosa, Huercuiana (Infant of)
Infant of Huercuiana Espinosa – Walsenburg World – February 17, 1897 – A little six-month-old baby of Huercuiana Espinosa died from the whooping cough last week.

Espinosa, Ina
Ina Espinosa - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - March 20, 2016 - Ina Marie Espinosa, 43, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, March 18, 2016. Ina was born and raised in Walsenburg and attended John Mall High. She moved to Colorado Springs and worked as a Surgical Tech at Memorial Hospital for the past 20 years. Ina is survived by tow children; Darrien Espinosa and Adrianna Espinosa of Colorado Springs; her father, Anthony (Linda) Medina, Walsenburg; a step brother, Wayne (Isabel0 Johnson of Surprise, Arizona; three nieces, Julie, Nikkie and Anhaya Johnson of Surprise, Arizona; an aunt, Betty Sandoval of Walsenburg; an uncle, Leo (Lillian) Medina of Pueblo; numerous cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marlene Vasquez Medina. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 :30 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2016 at the New Hope Community Church, Walsenburg, Colorado. Huerfano World - May 3, 2016 - Memorial services for Ina Espinosa will be at 5:30 at New Hope Church on Pennsylvania Avenue in Walsenburg on Thursday, May 5, officiated by Harland Carson. Born in Walsenburg and graduated from John Mall High School in 1991, Ina was a surgical tech at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs for about 20 years. Ina was the daughter of Anthony and Linda Medina and Marlene Vasquez, and the mother of Darrien and Adrianna Espinosa.

Espinosa, Ina Marie
Ina Marie Espinosa - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - March 20, 2016 - Ina Marie Espinosa, 43, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, March 18, 2016. Ina was born and raised in Walsenburg and attended John Mall High. She moved to Colorado Springs and worked as a Surgical Tech at Memorial Hospital for the past 20 years. Ina is survived by tow children; Darrien Espinosa and Adrianna Espinosa of Colorado Springs; her father, Anthony (Linda) Medina, Walsenburg; a step brother, Wayne (Isabel0 Johnson of Surprise, Arizona; three nieces, Julie, Nikkie and Anhaya Johnson of Surprise, Arizona; an aunt, Betty Sandoval of Walsenburg; an uncle, Leo (Lillian) Medina of Pueblo; numerous cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marlene Vasquez Medina. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 :30 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2016 at the New Hope Community Church, Walsenburg, Colorado.

Espinosa, Juan
Juan Espinosa – Walsenburg World – September 2, 1909 – Died at Black Diamond, on Saturday, August 28, 1909, at the age of 10 years and 3 days, Juan Espinosa, the son of Porfido Espinosa. Funeral services were held at Walsenburg on Monday.

Espinosa, Judith Lynn
Judith Lynn Espinosa - Chronicle News - October 15, 2003 - Judith Lynn Espinosa, age 61, passed away on October 11, 2003. She was born on February 19, 1942 to Curtis and Gevenie Frush on February 19, 1942 in Gary, Indiana. She was a graduate of Stevens College in Missouri and received her Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from Adams State College majoring in Special Education. She moved to Trinidad in 1949 from Gary, Indiana. Judi was a school teacher at many local schools. She was an involved community volunteer and an active member of P.E.O. Chapter J and Pierian Club. Judi volunteered at the Baca/Bloom Museum and the Mitchell Museum. She was a giving, kind person and a caring friend. Preceded in death by her parents and son, Lonnie. Surviving are brothers, Jay Frush of Warsaw, Virginia, Jim Frush of Bainbridge Island, Washington, sister-in-law Jane Frush of Warsaw, Virginia, nephew Jonathan Grace of Portland, Oregon and her many friends. There will be no public visitation. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary Gardner will be officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Special Olympics of Colorado, 410 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202. The family may be contacted at 709 South Walnut Street, Trinidad, CO. The family of Judith Lynn Espinosa has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Espinosa, Luteria
Luteria Espinosa – Pueblo Chieftain – January 21, 1919 – Funeral Notices – Luteria Espinosa, age 32 years, died at her home, 318 Plum Street, Sunday, January 19. Survived by her husband, J. A. Espinosa, who is a fireman on the D. & R. G. Funeral yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the McMinn chapel. Rev. Father Sorentino officiated. Interment in Roselawn.

Espinosa, Ramon
Ramon Espinosa – Walsenburg World – April 14, 1910 – Died at North Veta, on Monday, April 11, 1910, Ramon Espinosa, age 78 years.

Espinosa, Rumaltia
Rumaltia Espinosa – Walsenburg World – November 6, 1902 – The little 18-month-old girl, Rumaltia of Santiago Espinosa of Cucharas died Monday of pneumonia.

Espinosa, Ruperto
Ruperto Espinosa – Walsenburg World – April 23, 1903 – Killed on Freight – Ruperto Espinosa a young man about 18 years of age was killed while riding on a freight train Sunday morning. He had started from Rouse Junction to his home in Cucharas and boarded a freight for that purpose, but fell and had an arm and leg caught. He was brought to Dr. McGuire at Walsenburg but in spite of the doctor’s care died at 5 o’clock that evening. The body was taken to Cucharas Monday afternoon.

Espinosa, Tebercio
Tebercio Espinosa – Walsenburg World – September 26, 1907 – Civil War Veteran Dies at Hoehne – Tebercio Espinosa, a highly respected Mexican resident died at his ranch near Hoehne Monday night of paralysis. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War having served in the First New Mexico Volunteers.

Espinoza, Abel
Abel Espinosa – Walsenburg World – March 2, 1916 – Two Miners Slain Near Walsenburg – Abel Espinosa, 28, and Joe Ramos, 30, Mexicans, were murdered while at work in the Jackson Mine 8 miles west of Walsenburg. The bodies were found in the east entry of the mine. A miner’s pick had been driven into Ramos’ head and the head and neck were terribly mashed. Espinosa’s head was crushed and his face was covered with bruises. The bodies were found 35 feet apart with a loaded coal car between them. Walsenburg World – May 25, 1916 – Found Guilty of Murder – The attention of the District Court has been taken up this week with a case of J. C. Curtis, accused of the murder of José Ramos and Abel Espinosa on the night of February 27. José Ramos and Abel Espinosa went into the mine at Turner Sunday night and were found murdered in the mine Monday morning. The men had been shot through the head with a rifle and mutilated with a shovel. The evidence showed that L. C. Andre took a rifle from his room that night and returned it during the night of the shells with the same as those found in the dead bodies. He denied having a rifle. The jury found him guilty of murder in the second degree and recommended the extreme penalty which is life imprisonment.

Espinoza, Antonia
Antonia Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2016 - Antonia Espinoza, 91, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben E. Espinoza; parents; and seven siblings. Antonia is survived by her children, Wilma (Billy) Vigil, Virginia (Fidel) Infante, JoAnn (Roger) Valdez and Marlene (Mike) Gallegos; grandchildren, Fidel, Vanessa (Joey), Carlos, Roger (Jennifer), Vickie (Sal), Julie (Cisco) and Adrian (Jerome); 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A special thank you to Veronica Moreno for the excellent care she gave to our mother. Viewing prior to service. Rosary recitation, 2 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Parish. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Espinoza, Aurelia M.
Aurelia "Lela" M. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2017 - Aurelia "Lela" M. Espinoza, 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on March 15, 2017. She was born Jan. 14, 1938, in San Luis, Colo., to the union of Max and Clara (Vigil) Espinoza. Both preceded her in death along with sib-lings, Sam and Levi Espinoza, Annie Aguero, and Mary Duran; and brother-in-law, Joe Solis. Lela was a loving, precious sister. She had a special relationship with Mark, her "partner in crime." She enjoyed playing cards, looking at magazines, getting in the car and going for long rides, and eating bananas, her favorite fruit. Lela is survived by her siblings, Martha "Daisy" Solis, David (Annabelle) Espinoza and Gene (Charlotte) Espinoza; special nieces and nephews, Catrina Archuleta, Joe (Sandy), Mark and Marty Solis; and Donovan and Evan Archuleta, whom she helped raise. Lela touched so many hearts. Once you met her, you fell in love with her kind spirit. Lela will be forever loved and missed dearly. Special thanks to Jerry Baros, Lela's caretaker. Rosary, 6 pm Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Joseph parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza, Claude
Claude Espinoza - The Gazette - January 12, 2014 - Claude Espinoza, 80, of Colorado Springs, passed away January 4, 2014.Born February 3, 1933 in Walsenburg, Colorado. He is survived by his wife, two sons Claude Jr. and Toby, and daughter Annadine. Memorial Service will be held on Monday January 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, located at 2318 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO.

Espinoza, Claude Henry
Claude Henry Espinoza - Chronicle News - December 14, 2012 - Claude Henry Espinoza, 41, died Dec. 7, 2012, in Trinidad. He was born in Denver September 30, 1971. Claude enjoyed watching football, drawing, writing, designing, cooking, hanging with his kids, grandbaby and friends. He is survived by his children, Kiana Hernandez- Espinoza, Sierra Espinoza and Tomas Hernandez. Also surviving is his granddaughter Kanae Hernandez, his mother Linda Haigh, his brothers Tony and Danny Espinoza, nephews Miguel Zaragoza and Danny Espinoza, nieces Maria Zaragoza, Mariah Espinoza and Sabrina Espinoza. Three special friends, Robert Trujillo, Matt Rock and Martha Sanchez, also survive. Private family services will be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Espinoza, Edwina A.
Edwina A. "Vicky" Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2017 - Edwina A. "Vicky" Espinoza, 91, a resident of Espanola, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on July 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Espinoza; parents, Flavio and Amalia Trujillo; children, Jerry Garcia, Carmel Garcia; brothers, Rosendo Trujillo, Rosalio Trujillo; granddaughter, Charlotte Ann Espinoza; great-granddaughter, Lillianna Alexia Guthridge; and great- grandson, Isaac Eloy Garcia. She was a seamstress and loved crafts, quilting, and painting tea towels. She was a longtime employee of Scaplo Gardens. Vicky loved spending time at Cripple Creek casinos and loved spending time with her family. Vicky will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, Daniel Leroy Espinoza (Judy), Mary Dorothy Pratt (Jim), Kathy Sandoval (Gilbert), Gilbert Anthony Espinoza, Patricia Ann Espinoza; grandchildren, Carole Williams, Daniel Espinoza Jr., Melisha Montague, James Pratt, Melani Perschbacher, Gilbert J. Sandoval, Elisa Maestas, Gilbert Espinoza II, Michael R. Guthridge, Nicole C. Guthridge, Jeremy Eloy Garcia, Jerry Garcia, Tito Garcia, Shelly Garcia, Sherryl Garcia; brothers, Juan C. Trujillo (Mercedes), Santiago Trujillo (Cecilia), Ambrose Trujillo (Jane), Tom J. Trujillo (Collene); sisters, Frances Bustos, Charlotte Saenz (Jess); and many other great-grand-children, great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinoza, Epifanio
Epifanio Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2017 - Epifanio Espinoza, 73. Service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Espinoza, Francisco Sr.
Francisco Espinoza Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 2015 - Francisco Espinoza Sr., 86, passed away March 1, 2015. Cremation. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Furjencio
Furjencio “Chencho” Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2015 - Furjencio “Chencho” Espinoza, 62, born July 14, 1952, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Espinoza; and parents, Demetrio and Ida Espinoza. He is survived by children, John (Deonna), Tony (Tracy), Lora, Sharee and JoAnn; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Sandy) and Donna (Anthony); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m., Monday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Espinoza, Issac M.
Issac M. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2017 - Issac M. Espinoza, 64, passed away Sept. 14, 2017. He was born Jan. 31, 1953, in San Luis, Colo., to the union of Levi and Orlinda Espinoza, who preceded him in death; along with brother, Stephen Espinoza; niece, Felicia Espinoza; and nephew, Carlos Espinoza. He served in the U.S. Navy. Issac enjoyed socializing, playing baseball and spending time with his family. He was always dressed to the hilt with his Stacy Adams. He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings, Leonard, Janet, Wendy and Elaine Espinoza; special uncle, Dave Espinoza; godchildren, Daniel and Michael Espinoza; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved Issac. Celebration of Life, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Angelus Chapel. Pastor, Paul Montoya.

Espinoza, Jennifer
Jennifer Lynn Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2014 - Jennifer Lynn Espinoza, 29, born Oct. 23, 1984, passed away Aug. 12, 2014. Jennifer Espinoza She is survived by her children, Mikea, Jeffery, Jasmin; her parents, Lori (Tony) Calsadilla, Rudy (Eleanor) Espinoza; brothers, Rudy (Kristie) Salazar, Jamie Salazar, Adrian Salazar; sisters, Jerika Solano and Katie Espinoza; special aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews; cousins, Mellissa, Gaylene, Tonette and Tina; also numerous family and friends. Jennifer enjoyed fishing, camping and being with her family, whom she loved. Viewing, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, with memorial service to follow at 6 p.m., Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave. Family to receive friends following the memorial service in the Welcome Center.

Espinoza, Leon Jr.
Leon Espinoza Jr. - The Gazette - August 28, 2013 - Leon was born in Trinidad, CO, to Marie D. Barron Espinoza and Leon Espinoza, Sr. He attended Trinidad High School and then proudly served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and a step-son. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, P. Lynne Espinoza; two sons, David and Steven Espinoza; daughter, Leonette Espinoza; step-daughter, Vickie Jones; five grandchildren, Christin, Dakotah, Autumn, Sierra and Cheyenne. Leon was proud of his military service. Serving in both the Korean and Viet Nam wars, he earned and was awarded the Silver Star for Exemplary Combat Action; two Bronze Stars -one for Valor and one for Combat Action. Wounded in Viet Nam, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the Korean Service Medal with one Silver Star and one Bronze Star, the Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Viet Nam Honor Badge and Viet Nam Service Medal with two Oak Leaves and Army Commendations with Oak Leaves, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Infantry Badge. In total he earned 23 medals and citations during his distinguished career. Leon also retired from the Post Office after many years of service. He was a life member and officer in the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was a fiercely proud yet quietly humble man. He loved all the Colorado sports teams but the Broncos were his favorite. He loved to keep his gardens green and beautiful. He loved traveling and experiencing life with Lynne and the grandkids. He cherished the time given to him by family and friends. A remembrance will be held at the MOPH Chapter, 2 Carson Circle, Fountain, CO, on Saturday, August 31, from 1-3:30pm.

Espinoza, Maria Dora Cresencia
Maria Dora Cresencia "Cris" Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2016 - Maria Dora Cresencia “Cris” Espinoza, 86, slipped away peacefully June 16, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born June 5, 1930, in Vadito, N.M., to proud parents, Jose Cecilo and Emelina (Romero) Gonzalez. Both precede her in death along with her husband, Henry Espinoza; and her uncle and aunt, Eliseo and Selustrana (Romero) Lujan, who raised her. Cris and Henry were joined in holy matrimony on April 14, 1956, in Taos, N.M. She is survived by her loving children, Vivian (Rick) Espinoza-Lindsay, Lillian (Gene Leroy) Padilla, Henry (Monica) Espinoza Jr., and Viola (Joe) Montoya; sisters, Lora Lujan and Benigna Hall; a brother, Nelson Romero; seven grandchildren, Gene (Brandi), Nick (Victoria), Crissy (Nick), Henry III, Brian, Darian and Deidra; eight great-grand-children, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends who loved Cris dearly. She will fondly be remembered as a very kind and caring mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was devoted to her faith and her family. Cris took pride in her home and was always welcoming. She made sure you never left her home hungry or thirsty. Her life lessons instilled in her children, grandchildren and great-grand-children will continue to be passed on from generation to generation. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice in her memory. Rosary, 2 p.m. Monday, with Mass to follow, both at St. Mary Help Of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa, Father Benjamin Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends in the church hall following the burial rites.

Espinoza, Mark
Mark Espinoza - Chronicle News - May 19, 2016 - Mark Espinoza born on Feb. 16, 1956, a very strong willed man, was called home to be with his mother Shirley on Friday, May 13, 2016. Mark was the 2nd to the oldest of 10 boys in the Espinoza family. He enjoyed managing motels in Denver for most of his life. He was a talented man; from electrical, to air conditioning, building houses, and repairing vehicles... he could do it all. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers. Mark is finally able to rest and be at peace. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's 6 years ago; he will no longer have to fight the battles of this disease. His family will always remember his beautiful smile. Preceding him in death is his mother Shirley Espinoza, Brothers Robert & Michael Espinoza. Paternal Grandparents Rose and Joe Espinoza. Maternal Grandparents, Dolores and Tony Boccaccio. Survivors are his father Herman Espinoza, brothers, Marty (Christine) of Denver Colo., Daryl (Jolene) Trinidad, Rudy (Eleanor) Trinidad Kevin Trinidad, Joseph Denver, and Larry Trinidad. Sister, Christine (Paul) Marques, Trinidad. Aunts, Uncles, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Rosary will be Friday, May 20, 2016 a 2 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Visitation will also take place at that time. Funeral Mass will follow at 4 p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Active Pallbearers: Marty Espinoza, Daryl Espinoza, Rudy Espinoza, Larry Espinoza, Kevin Espinoza and Eric Espinoza. Honorary Pallbearers: All his nieces and nephews that spent a lot of time with him. Cremation is to follow with inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Mary O.
Mary O. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2014 - Mary O. Espinoza passed away July 3, 2014. Imperial Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Michael
Michael Espinoza (Martinez)- Chronicle News - February 25, 2014 - Michael Espinoza (Martinez), January 4, 2003 - February 16, 2014 – Michael Espinoza (Martinez) passed away tragically in Denver in a hit and run automobile accident Parents are Chastity Espinosa and Brian Martinez. Arrangements are being handled by Romero Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon Street, Denver, Colo., Viewing 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service Wednesday 1 p.m., His Love Fellowship 910 Kalamath, Denver Colo. The family can be contacted at 314 S. Denver or 719-846-8585. Chronicle News - February 25, 2014 - Suspect arrested in Denver hit-and-run that killed 11-year-old boy - The man accused of killing 11-year-old Michael “Mikey” Espinoza in a hit-and-run collision last week was formally advised of charges, including vehicular homicide, in a Denver courtroom on Monday. Oswaldo Lopez, 21, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and vehicular homicide. His bond will remain at $50,000. Lopez told investigators he was racing with a motorcycle when he struck the boy on Federal Boulevard, according to a police document. Lopez, 21, said he felt the boy’s body “striking the underside of his vehicle as he drove over him,” but he did not stop, according to a statement of probable cause filed after Lopez was arrested at his home in Aurora last Sunday night. According to police reports, Lopez hit Mikey as the boy attempted to cross Federal on the bridge over West Colfax Avenue at about 8 p.m. Police said they found a piece of a bumper and a license plate in the roadway that had broken away from Lopez’s 2013 Dodge Charger. They were waiting for Lopez when he arrived home behind the wheel of the Charger at 8:50 p.m. Mikey’s death was the second fatal hit-and-run accident in Denver since Jan. 1, according to police records. In 2013, there were three fatalities in two hit-and-run accidents in Denver. Lopez is due back in court at 8:30 a.m. on March 17 for a preliminary hearing.

Espinoza, Michael John
Michael J. Espinoza - Chronicle News - May 2, 2006 - Michael J. Espinoza, age 46, passed away in Denver, Colo. on April 23, 2006. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. on October 20, 1959 to Shirley and Herman Espinoza. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1977. He liked the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. His greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. Preceding him in death are infant son Michael J. Espinoza Jr.; brother Robert S. Espinoza; grandparents, Rose and Joe Espinoza, and Dolores and Tony Boccaccio. He is survived by his children, Gwendolyn (Juan) Espinoza, Denver, Chastity (Brian) Martinez, Denver, Anthony (Angel) Pagnotta, Denver, and Justin; parents, Shirley and Herman Espinoza, Trinidad; brothers, Marty (Christine) Espinoza, Denver, Mark Espinoza, Denver, Daryl Espinoza, Trinidad, Rudy (Eleanor) Espinoza, Trinidad, Kevin Espinoza, Trinidad, Joseph Espinoza, Denver, Larry Espinoza, Trinidad; sister Christine (Paul) Marquez, Trinidad; grandchildren, Alicionna, Mikey, Joseph Reyna, Isaiah, Alexaneria, Jennifer, Jeremy, and James; special friend of 19 years, Inez Martinez, Denver; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Local arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Miquela
Miquela (Mickey) Espinoza - Chronicle News - June 24, 2013 - Miquela (Mickey) Espinoza, age 88, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on June 20, 2013. She was born in Barela, Colorado on November 28, 1924, to Luz (Perez) and Pedro Gutierrez. She was united in marriage to Tony Espinoza in 1945. They had 4 children and raised several nieces and nephews as their own. She is predeceased by her parents, Luz and Pedro, sisters Victoria and Mary, brothers Celestino and Eusebio, mother and father in law Pacomia and Fidel Espinoza, brothers and sister in law, Manuel Espinoza, Joseph Vigil, Telesforo Vigil and Hazel Vigil. She is also predeceased by nieces Holly Vigil Hull, Susan Laufer and cousin Esther Lopez. She is survived by her husband, Tony, and children Anthony (Nancy) Espinoza, Daniel (Marie), Espinoza, Dennis (Sandy) Espinoza and Victoria (Jerry) Armijo. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren Pamela (Robert) Baca, Denise (Felix) Maldonado, Brian (Brandi) Espinoza, Dannette (Erik) Giles, Deanna (David) Baca, Kelli (Chris) Trujillo, Brett (Jazelle) Armijo, Steven (Rodney Maring) Espinoza, Melody Espinoza Merritt and Janelle (Mitch) Armijo. She is survived by great-grandchildren Amanda, Jaden, Ashlee, Kaylee, Isaiah, Caleb, Helen-Marie, Tania, Elijah, Ashlynn, Jaxon, Jeralynn and Rowen. She is survived by sister, Elvera Espinoza and family, niece Isabel Gonzales and family and nephews Rick (Donna) Vigil and Tom (Shirley) Vigil and families, nephew Gerald (Emily) Castro and family and nephew and niece Ron (Betsy) Vigil and Judy (Charles) Rodriguez. She is also survived by the Lupe Lopez family from Albuquerque, NM, special friends Mary Armijo and Angie Naccarato and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mickey was a loving, caring mother, sister, daughter in law and grandmother. She cared for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews as part of her own family throughout her life. Mickey enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, often journeying to New Mexico to visit El Santuario de Chimayo. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary and Santo Nino de Atocha. Mickey was an avid gardener, who cared for her beloved roses, vegetables and fruit trees. She was known for her wonderful cooking, including homemade chile, beans, tortillas, kiflings and pumpkin pies, that were loved by her family and friends alike. She enjoyed the holidays with her family, opening her heart and home to family and friends so they could spend time together. She especially loved Christmas, when she lavishly decorated her home. She especially loved displaying the angels with whom she now rests. During the holidays, there was no such thing as too many people and no such things as too little food. Mickey loved the Denver Broncos only when they weren't playing the Raiders, who she cheered for because of Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett. She was also a fan of Cowboys coach Tom Landry, her “man in the hat”. On a daily basis, Mickey welcomed family to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together. She was happiest when her family was together and enjoying time with her and each other. Her final wish was that her family take care of Grandpa Tony and each other. Active pallbearers are Brian Espinoza, Brett Armijo, Steven Espinoza, Wesley Adam Hawkins, Robert Baca and Erik Giles. Honorary pallbearers Felix Maldonado, David Baca, Chris Trujillo, Mitchell Flores, Jaden Espinoza, Caleb Armijo, Isaiah Gutierrez and Marquis Mims and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will recited at 9 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10 a.m. at The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Noe E.
Noe E. Espinoza - Huerfano World Journal - December 14, 2017 - Noe E. Espinoza, 53, lost his battle to cancer Friday,?December 8, 2017 in Walsenburg, Colorado, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, brother, and father. He leaves behind his son Robert (Espinoza)?Serrato; his brothers Robert, Kenny (Nicole), and Randy (Arleigh); sisters Mary (Luis), Sandy (Dave), and?Irma; mother Betty (Abel);?and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, aunts, and uncles. Noe was a hard working man who also enjoyed fishing, watching the Broncos play; and helping and being around his family as much as he could. Mass will be at St.?Mary’s Church on December 14th at 10 am.

Espinoza, Noe Maria Sr.
Noe Maria Espinoza, Sr. - Huerfano World Journal - June 8, 2017 - Noe Maria Espinoza, Sr., 82, of Walsenburg, died at his home Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was born on November 18, 1934 in Walsenburg to Fermin and Maria Espinoza. Noe served in the 1st Marines USMC, from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean conflict. He served as a police officer for the city of Walsenburg for a short time, and retired from the C&S/ Burlington Northern Railroad after 31 years of service. Noe is survived by seven children, Mary Chaparro, Sandy (Dave Aragon) Gallegos, Debby Hernandez, Erma Espinoza, Noe E. Espinoza, Jr., Robert Espinoza, and Kenneth Espinoza, Sr.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ray, Elmer, Dolores, Esther, Virginia, Susie, Rosie, and Ruthie. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Funeral Service, 11am, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church, Walsenburg, CO. Burial will be at Cuchara Cemetery, near Walsenburg, CO. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

Espinoza, Patricia A.
Patricia A. Espinoza - Chronicle News - April 14, 2004 - Patricia A. Espinoza, age 55, passed away on April 11, 2004 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on October 26, 1948 to Stella I. (Baca) and John G. Abeyta. She attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School. She was presently employed at Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed skiing, and going to Cripple Creek. Patricia was a devoted mother and loved spending time with her family. Preceding her in death is father John G. Abeyta. Survivors are sons Leroy Espinoza, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sonny (Cheryl) Espinoza, Colorado Springs; mother Stella I. (Albert) Dubois, Cheyenne, Wyo.; siblings, Linda (Dennis) Lopez, Longmont, Colo., Terry (Buddy) Gordon, Trinidad, Shirley (Dave) Moreno, Loveland, Colo., Eugene (Linda) Abeyta, Commerce City, Colo., Carol (Tom) Aragon, Westminster, Co-lo., Evangeline (Rueben) Rivera, Westminster, Jay Lynn (Abeyta) Esquibel, Denver, Colo., Kay Lynn (Abeyta) Zuniga, Denver; granddaughter Isabella B. Espinoza; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00–6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 16, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are: Victor Lopez, John Lovato, Thomas Aragon, Michael Aragon, Steven Aragon and Robert Gonzales. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Patty
Patty Espinoza - Denver Post - February 20, 2007 - Patty Espinoza, 86, entered the gates of Heaven on Feb., 15, 2007 ending a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on Oct. 11, 1920, to Candido and Virginia Trujillo. She married Cecil Espinoza and they raised three sons. Cecil preceded her in death in 1994 and she has resided in Salinas, CA., ever since. A life long Christian and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus, she was a prayer warrior who spent much of her time on her knees praying for her family. She lived her values of love, faith and service and many of us who loved her were led to the lord by her example. She enjoyed making, "world class", tortillas and Christmas fudge for her family. Survived by Sons, Tim (Ida) of Sebastopol; P.T. (Shirlena) of Salinas; Terry, (Judy) of Salinas; nine grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Fri. Feb. 22, at Advantage Runyan Stevenson Chapel. Burial: Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Espinoza, Robert M.
Robert M. "Bob" Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2017 - Robert M. "Bob" Espinoza, 72, of Pueblo, formerly of Sacramento, Calif., went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Trinnie Espinoza; siblings, Arnold Espinoza, Marcella Espinoza, Evelyn Martinez and Roger Espinoza. Bob is survived by his children, Stephanie (Pete) Lopez, Seth (Kory) Espinoza and Shane Ortiz; grandchildren, James (Vanessa) Tafoya, Jennifer, Elijah and Little Eddie; great-grandchildren, Ashiyah and Aaliyah; siblings, Shirley (Lee) Chacon, Judy (Fidel) Maestas and Rick (Sandra) Espinoza; sister-in-law, Irene Espinoza; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel.

Espinoza, Roger
Roger Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2016 - Roger Espinoza, 69, passed away July 2, 2016. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene M. Espinoza; daughter, Annette Y. (Brian) Barela of Pueblo; grandchildren, Nathan (Eric Ponce) Cordova and Melanie Cordova; siblings, Bob (Wilma) Espinoza, Shirley (Lee) Chacon, Judy (Fidel) Maestas and Rick (Sandra) Espinoza; and best friend, Lonnie Trujillo. Preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Trinnie Espinoza; brother, Arnold Espinoza and sister, Evelyn Martinez. Roger was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Sanford, Colo. He retired from the boiler department at Pueblo Army Depot. He enjoyed the Broncos, fishing and his ‘64 Impala. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. At Roger’s request, there will be no viewing or service. His family asks that you remember him as he was.

Espinoza, Sandra L.
Sandra L. Espinoza - Chronicle News - June 11, 2014 - Sandra L. (Sandi) Lee Hollingsworth Espinoza, 68, died June 9, 2014. Born in Trinidad, Colorado February 26, 1946. Sandi has returned to her Heavenly Father after she passed away at her home Monday, June 9, 2014 with the love of her life (Thomas) and members of her family around her. Sandi had battled cancer for the past year that we knew of, and probably much longer than this as she was just the type of person to deal with things by herself and in her own way. She was a very strong and some may say stubborn person, but she was a survivor. Sandi was raised and attended schools in the Trinidad area. The family moved to Leadville where she finished school. She spent most of her life in Colorado. She had a variety of work experiences in different occupations and she advanced quickly, as Sandi was a hard worker and a natural leader, she was never afraid to step up to change and new ways of doing things. She worked at Climax Mine operating heavy equipment and spent time working in the health care field. She worked hard in whatever she did and was never afraid to tackle anything. She was a director of the soup kitchen in Trinidad for several years. She had a passion for helping others. She had quite a presentation, which she had put together to show others, to get donations to further provide service for those in that area. She really loved this work and made it a part of her life. Sandi seemed to be on a roller coaster ride for much of her life. She met Thomas Espinoza, on December 17, 1996; he changed her whole life! She jumped off the roller coaster when she married Thomas Espinoza. They had 18+ wonderful years together! Sandi said so many times that Thomas was the best thing that ever happened to her and he gave her life back to her. Thomas and Sandi were blessed with the joy of having many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, some who spent many years with them. They both absolutely loved each of their grandchildren and loved to visit with and spend time with each of them. Sandi is survived by husband Thomas Espinoza of Trinidad, sister Beverly Garner of Canon City, and brothers Roger Hollingsworth (Patty) of Wheatland, Wyoming, Sammy Hollingsworth (Anna) of Colorado Springs, and Terry Hollingsworth (Cynthia) of Leadville, foster sister, Caroline (Carrie) M. Harry of Montgomery City, Missouri, sister-in-law Della Hollingsworth of Hoehne, brother-in-law B. T. Frost of Springville, and aunts Gerry Day of Walsenburg, and Helen Hollingsworth of Trinidad, as well as brothers-in-law Kenneth (Linda) Espinoza and Donald (Margie) Espinoza and sister-in-law Lori (Dennis) Guerin; in addition to numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Sandi’s children are: Sheri Lea Hollingsworth Bankhead (Bob) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeanne Marie Snow of Fountain, Clarence (Bud) Connor (Andrea) of Logan, Utah, Roberta (Robbe), Jean Lee (Chris) of Colorado Springs, Doretta (Dorie) Jean Cole of Pensacola, Florida, Latasha (Tosha) Lynn Cole of Pensacola. Sandi is preceded in death by parents, Clarence (Bud) Hollingsworth Sr., Marie Lydia (Albo) Hollingsworth; grandparents, John Hollingsworth, Ada Hollingsworth, Roger Albo, Thelma Albo; brothers, Clarence E. (Buddy) Hollingsworth Jr., Robert G. (Robbie Gene) Hollingsworth; sisters, Shirley Hollingsworth Frost; foster brother, Carl. Funeral services will be held at the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home, 335 E. Main in Trinidad, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. A small graveside service for immediate family members only, will be conducted at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and other donations and account will be set up for Sandi to be donated to the soup kitchen to further serve the community that she loved so much. The family has entrusted the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Espinoza, Santiago Pedro
Santiago Pedro "Jim" Espinoza - The Daily Sentinel - August 14, 2010 - Santiago Pedro "Jim" Espinoza July 25, 1916 – August 11, 2010 Santiago Pedro "Jim" Espinoza passed away on August 11, 2010 after courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 25, 1916 in Trinidad, Colorado to Thomas and Concepcion (Trujillo) Espinoza. He married Antonita Sanchez on January 11, 1938 in Paonia, Colorado. They were married 59 wonderful years until her death in 1997. Jim loved to fish and camp but mostly he loved spending time with his family playing cards and other games. He was a huge Broncos fan and was not to be disturbed during a game. Jim is survived by his sons, Don and Priscilla of Denver; Dan and Mary of Delta; Manuel and Glennis of Fountain Valley, California; Henry and Sheila of Neguanee, MI; Bernie and Judy of Craig, and Bennie of Grand Junction; daughters, Pat and Jiro Yoshida; Betty Aragon; Matilda and Felix Trujillo, and Mary Rose and Drew Miller, all of Delta. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Louie Jim; his daughter, Connie; daughter-in-law, Lillian; son-in-law, Benji; grandsons, George Greaves and George Salas and grandson-in-law, Tim Davis. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Delta, Colorado with Father Henry Aguwa, officiating. Interment will follow in Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P. O. Box 24, Delta, Colorado 81416. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling funeral arrangements.

Espinoza, Shirley Marie
Shirley Marie Espinoza - Chronicle News - July 10, 2013 - Shirley Marie Espinoza, went to be with her Jesus on July 6, 2013. She was 77. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 25, 1935 to Dolores (Archuleta) and Tony Boccaccio. A dedicated and faithful servant to her Lord, (affectionately called “Jesi” by Shirley,) she spent her entire life caring for her family and worshiping her Lord. She was a woman of devout faith and conviction, who attended daily, Mass receiving her sacraments and living her life helping others. Shirley worked for St. Joseph’s and Holy Trinity parishes for 58 years, caring for the priests who served in the Trinidad area. Shirley liked listening to religious music and watching her spiritual shows. The world was a better place because of Shirley. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. Preceding her in death are parents, Dolores and Tony Boccaccio, sons, Michael and Robert Espinoza, sisters Pearl Sanchez, Angie Martinez, Gloria Boccaccio, brothers Tony, Bobby and Dominic Boccaccio. Survivors are her husband Herman Espinoza, children, Marty (Christine), Mark , Daryl (Jolene), Rudy (Eleanor), Kevin, Joseph, Larry, Christine (Paul) Marques, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters Joan Garcia, Carmella Boston, brothers Rocky (Connie) Boccaccio, sisters and brothers in law, Leona Boccaccio, Gilbert (Lorenza) Espinoza, Rick (Karen) Espinoza, Floyd Espinoza, Steve (Renada) Espinoza, Lillian ( Ed) Valdez, Lorraine Marzan, ex daughter in law Brenda Gallegos, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of many dear friends Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 a 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday July 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers are her sons, Marty, Mark, Daryl, Rudy, Kevin, Joseph, Larry Espinoza and Paul Marques. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Holy Trinity Restoration Fund, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Espinoza, Simon
Simon Espinoza - Chronicle News - April 26, 2013 - Simon Espinoza, 1926-2013 - Simon was born in Trinidad, Colorado, February 6, 1926 to Phillip Espinoza and Elvira Lopes. Simon served in the Army and fought in WWII in the South Pacific. He worked for the City of Trinidad as a Maintainer Operator until he transferred to Colorado Springs working also for the city from which he retired. After his retirement, he worked for Red Noland Cadillac as a courtesy driver. He was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Trinidad. Western movies were his all time favorite and he loved to dance. He's preceded in death by his parents and sister Bertha Garcia. Survived by his wife, Eleanor of 42 years, brother Fermin (Marie) and sister Lilly Sandoval; children: Thomas (Sandi), Kenneth (Linda), Donald (Margie), Lori (Dennis) Guerin, and Pauline (Val) Wilson; five grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends. Viewing will be Monday, April 29, 9-11 a.m. with Memorial service following at Blunt Mortuary 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. Celebration of life will follow the service at Eagles Lodge, 1050 S. 21st St. Internment will be at Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, CO. Simon will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Espinoza, Solomon
Solomon Espinoza- Chronicle News - February 21, 2008 - Solomon Espinoza, born in Trinidad, Colorado on October 12, 1927, sadly passed away on February 16, 2008 at Life Care Center, Colorado Springs. Solomon was a private in the Army from June 1957 to June 1960. He continued his service working at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. Solomon will be laid to rest alongside his sister Cruz and brother-in-law Albino Vigil. Solomon is survived by family members of two children; daughter Tammy and son Leroy Espinoza; son-in-law Ignacio Mata; four grandchildren Tomas and Ignacio Jr., Sonny and Leroy Jr.; four great-grandchildren Amaya, Joseph, Selena and Isabella and many nieces and nephews. Dad, Grandpa, allow your spirit to continue guiding us as your body rests in peace. We love you. Rosary will be Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 7:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at the Holy Trinity Church. Inurnment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under

Espinoza, Victor J. Jr.
Victor J. Espinoza Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2017 - Victor J. Espinoza Jr., 68, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Irene Espinoza; and two brothers. Victor is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terri; children, Chrissy and Theresa (Josh); grandchildren, Jordan and MaKenzie; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Vic retired from CF&I with 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. Vic loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be forever loved and deeply missed by all who knew him. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Pius X Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza-Ortega, Luis
Luis Espinoza-Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Luis Espinoza-Ortega, born Aug. 13, 1976, went to be with his mama-cita on April 20, 2016. Luis Esponoza-Ortega He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Felecitas Espinoza; brother, Ramon; and father-in-law, Chris Castro. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Shelia; and daughter, Naomi. He will be missed by his sisters, brothers, extended family, friends and co-workers. Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. April 28, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road.

Esquibel, Ambrose E. III
Ambrose E. Esquibel III - The Chronicle News - June 12, 2017 - Ambrose E. Esquibel III, affectionately known as "Brose", passed away at home unexpectedly on June 6, 2017. He was 50. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on December 22, 1966, to Brenda Lee Martinez and Ambrose Eloy Esquibel Jr. He attended Raton Schools. Ambrose was employed every summer at Trinidad Lake was previously employed as a janitor at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing and family BBQs. Brose was an avid Denver Broncos and LA Lakers fan. The family requests that Bronco Attire be worn to the services, in memory of Ambrose. He was preceded in death by his mother Brenda, grandparents, Elsie and Ambrose Esquibel Sr., friends Richard Bradley, Thomas Alford and Ted Cordova. Survivors include son, Noah Ambrose (Ashley) and their family, Phoebe, Desja, Nyia, Nova Harlianna, son, Travis Lee, daughter Shayleigh Danya, father Ambrose E. Esquibel Jr., all of Trinidad, siblings, Lisa Esquibel, Mary (Frank) Perez, Paul (Amy) Esquibel aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Private inurnment at a later date at Fairmont Cemetery in Raton, N.M. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Esquibel, Delores
Delores Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2017 - Delores Esquibel, 74, passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2017. She was a very loving and giving person. Delores will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Esquibel, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Esquibel - Chronicle News - August 17, 2015 - Elsie M. Esquibel, age 92, of Trinidad, died August 12, 2015 at the Sangre De Christo Hospice in Pueblo. She was born November 17, 1922 in Cedar Hill, Colorado to Jesus and Maria Lopez. Mrs. Esquibel was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and maintained a very strong faith her entire life. She was also a member of Sociedad de Nuestra de Guadalupe. She attended grammar school in Ramey, Colorado. After completing the 8th grade, she left school due to her mother’s illness and helped take care of her mother and younger siblings. She married Ambrose Esquibel, her late husband, on February 2, 1946 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They celebrated 51 years of marriage before he passed away on July 11, 1997. She gave birth to ten children and raised her niece as her eleventh child after her sister passed away. She also helped raise several of her grandchildren over the years. She was a loyal, dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her dedication and love for her family left no time for her to need or desire working outside of the home. Mrs. Esquibel loved cooking, baking, sewing and just about any type of homemaking. Cooking was her favorite. She could put together a meal on the spur of the moment for as many as needed that was so delicious there were rarely leftovers. Watching her make dozens of tortillas at a time was a daily occurrence in her home. She attended classes in sewing and assisted the instructor with other students that were struggling. She was an excellent seamstress and could make, alter or mend most anything that was needed for her children or grandchildren. She enjoyed gambling trips to Las Vegas and New Mexico with her husband and children and later in life with Esther Montoya, her beloved friend and neighbor. They would ride the bus from Trinidad to Cripple Creek on a fairly regular basis. She was an avid Rockies fan, loved watching old Western movies, enjoyed Mexican and the old time country music. Gene Autry was her favorite singer and actor. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ambrose, her parents Jesus and Maria Lopez, her daughter Francis Trujillo of Pierre, SD, her grandson Steven Esquibel and numerous sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She is survived by sons, Ambrose of Raton, NM; Richard (Gloria) of Layton, UT; Steve (Dianne) of Dillon, MT; David (Jeanine) of Trinidad, Colo.; John (Denise) of Englewood, CO; Vince (Lori) of Trinidad, Colo.; daughters, Patricia Lederman and Pauline Wooster of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Cindy (Gary) Sanchez of Castle Rock, Colo.; Annette (Steve) Smith of Strasburg, Colo.; sister Erlinda Vasquez of Trinidad, Colo.; brother-in-law, Albert Esquibel of Humphrey, Ark.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel from 2 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Rosary will be August 17, 2015 at 7:00p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Internment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Ambrose III, Joseph Trujillo, Joey Lederman, James Sanchez, Joseph and Mark Esquibel. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Paul Esquibel, Matt Sanchez, Michael Wooster and Damien Lopez. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Esquibel, Joseph John
Joseph John Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2017 - Joseph John Esquibel, 53, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2017. Memorial services, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Esquibel, Nellie
Nellie Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2017 - Nellie Esquibel, 66, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Romero Chapel.

Esquibel, Shirley J.
Shirley J. Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2017 - Shirley J. Esquibel, 72, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2017. Shirley was preceded in death by her spouse, Paul C. Esquibel; and parents, Floyd and Molly Armstrong. Shirley is survived by her children, Robbyne (Kenneth) Cape, Paul (Anita) Esquibel, Perry (Britani) Esquibel and Rhonda VanDeGrift; grandchildren, Nathan (Mary), Andrew (Audrey), Nathan, Paul, Molly, Gia, Cody and Grayson; great-grandchild, Atalie; siblings, Lawrence (Elizabeth) Arm-strong, Carol (Gerald) Peterson, Richard (Jackie) Armstrong, Helen Kenyon and Dale (Debbie) Armstrong; sister-in-law, Julie DeHerrera; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Esquibel, Solomon
Solomon Esquibel - Denver Post - May 22, 2005 - Solomon Esquibel, 85, of Denver, WWII Veteran passed away peacefully on May 17, 2005. Born on June 1, 1919 in Aguilar, Colorado. Survived by wife Mary Esquibel, daughter Sandy Vargas (Jim), brother Nash Esquibel (Bella), grandchildren Adam Esquibel (Stephanie), Genevieve Perez (Abel) and Lindsey Vargas, great-grandchildren Isiah and Janessa Esquibel. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by sons, John and Ron Esquibel and sisters, Julia Romero, Seferina Duran and Theresa Ortiz. Visitation Monday, May 23, 2005 at 4-7pm. Rosary Monday, May 23, 2005 7pm. Both at Aspen Mortuary, 1350 Simms. Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 9:30am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 3549 Navajo St. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Esquibel, Tiodoro
Tiodoro "Ted" Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2016 - Tiodoro “Ted” Esquibel, 78, one of 13 children, Ted was born at home on the farm in Pinon, Colo., April 15, 1937, to Felipe and Inez (Urenda) Esquibel. As was his hope, he died peacefully Feb. 13, 2016, at Joni Fair Hospice House, surrounded by the family he loved and dearly loved him. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Belen and Rosie; brothers, Felipe Jr., Alphonso and John; in-laws, Bob and Ann Myers and Dave Myers. Survived by the love of his life for over 50 years, Sandy, of the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Christy (Angelo) Belore, their sons, Austin and Hunter; son, Ted Jr.; sisters, Inez, Rita, Connie and Lola; and brothers, Jim (Betty Ann), Alex and Louie (Joan). As a first-generation American growing up on the farm, Ted learned at an early age the work ethic that would follow him the rest of his life, priding himself on passing it along to his children and grandchildren. The majority of his life was spent in the tire business, starting at Goodyear, then hired away by Goodrich, only to then be hired away by Firestone before he and Sandy started their own commercial tire business, Ted’s Tire Service. Ted and Teddy made a great team, working side by side running the business, which will continue with Jr. at the helm and Robert working with him. Ted treated his customers as family, taking care of them and their equipment as he would his own. Ted was an original founding member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, member of the Transportation Club, Eagles Aerie No. 4471 and the Moose Lodge No. l. He was a real smart a**, always making smart remarks about something or somebody. You knew if he liked you and you sure knew if he didn’t, just ask that poor waiter in Colorado Springs. Football was his passion; his team was the Washington Redskins. After moving to Pueblo West, he took up golf, which he enjoyed playing with friends and family, especially his best friend, Kenny Kearns. Before Kenny died, you could find him, Ted, Teddy, and whoever completed their foursome on the links at the Pueblo West Golf Course every weekend that the weather was decent. They were always the first ones out and even played in a tournament now and then. For him, it was all in fun. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Esser, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Esser – Walsenburg World – October 5, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, October 3, 1911, Elizabeth Esser, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Esser, age 3 months and 15 days.

Essmeier, L. Lurleen
L. Lurleen Essmeier - Canon City Daily Record - October 17, 2011 - L. Lurleen Essmeier of Florence died on October 14, 2011 in Colorado Springs at the age of 97. She was born April 21, 1914 near Yates Center, KS. At age 6, her family loaded their belongings onto a railroad box car and relocated to a homestead 15 miles east of Walsenburg, CO. They remained on the homestead until 1927. Fire destroyed their home and the family relocated to Florence where Lurleen began and finished high school in Florence. On Sept. 29, 1934 she married Wesley Essmeier. She is survived by brother Keith ( Jacki) Fisher of Greeley; sister Neva (Deane) Noirot of Loveland; children Faye (Willard) Gordon of Canon City; Floyd (Jeanette) Essmeier of Colorado Springs; grandchildren Jennifer Gordon of Castle Rock, Gary Essmeier (Tammy) of Highlands Ranch, Laura (Steve) Swaney of Woodland Park and Greg (Molly) Essmeier of Arvada. Also seven great-grandchildren. Lurleen was an excellent cook and her family well remembers her skills. She also enjoyed cultivating beautiful flower gardens and always had an abundant vegetable gardens. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and card games. A highlight of her later years was in 2004 when Lurleen and Wes celebrated their 90th birthday and their 70th wedding anniversary. A memorial service is scheduled for October 29 at 10:00 am at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80918.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 5526 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80918

Estep, Roselee Irene
Roselee Irene Estep - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2015 - Roselee Irene Estep, 87, passed away April 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Frank Estep Sr. Roselee is survived by her son, Frank Jr.; grandchildren, Brian (Katie) Estep and Audrey (Cris) Sorensen; and relatives and friends who will miss her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS For Life through the funeral home office. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Estes, Caroline
Caroline Estes – Walsenburg World – January 17, 1901 – Death Has Again Visited Our Community – Mrs. Caroline Estes, consort of Louis Estes, died at her home in LaVeta, Colorado, at 4:00 a.m., January 14, 1901. Mrs. Estes was the mother of eight sons and seven daughters, the grandmother of 44 grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years and had lived a consistent Christian life. She was in her 80th year. Her husband, who is now 83 years of age, is in very feeble health and will doubtless soon followed to the spirit world. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. C. Butts of the Baptist Church, Tuesday, January 15, 1901. A large crowd followed the remains to the cemetery. We all extend to the bereaved our love and sympathy in this their deep affliction.

Estes, Charles M.
Charles M. Estes – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1916 – Brakeman Killed – Charles M. Estes, a brakeman on the Colorado & Southern was killed Tuesday by being run over by the train. His body was literally cut in two. Estes had been last seen at Concorde, but when the train reached Walsenburg it was found that he was missing. A detail was sent back over the track and the body found about 10 miles north of Walsenburg. No one was near Estes when the train left Concorde, but the supposition is that he slipped and dropped upon the tracks. He must have been killed instantly. Conductor King was in charge of the train which was running south. Estes had his home in Trinidad where he had been living for about a year. Mr. Estes is well known in Walsenburg and Huerfano County, having lived for many years in LaVeta, where his father still lives. A coroner’s inquest was held yesterday and a verdict of accidental death reached. The deceased is survived by a wife and two daughters.

Estes, Ida
Ida Estes – Walsenburg World – July 18, 1912 – Died on July 13, 1912, at Pueblo, Colorado, Mrs. Ida Estes, wife of Felix Estes. The passing away of Mrs. Ida Owenby Estes was not unexpected, but brought sorrow and grief to her many friends in LaVeta and elsewhere. Mrs. Estes was born January 15, 1852 in Clay County, North Carolina. When only a girl of 16 she united with the Baptist Church, of which faith she has since been a faithful and consistent member. At the age of 19 she was married to Mr. Felix Estes at Denver, Colorado. In 1874 they moved to LaVeta, which has since been their home. Mrs. Estes was the mother of eight children, five of whom are now living: William, Charles, and Lon Estes, Mrs. Mary Hielman and Mrs. Alice Hamilton. She departed this life at Pueblo, July 15, 1912. At the time of her death she was a member of the LaVeta Baptist Church and the Mariposa Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star of LaVeta. Mrs. Estes had been a sufferer for six years. Those who had the care of her at the sanitarium said that they had never known a more patient one in suffering than she. She was characteristic for her many deeds of kindness in her hometown. There are many who will remember her for a long time as a ministering angel in the time of sickness and need. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, July 17, Rev. A. B. Pendleton of the Methodist Church preached the funeral sermon.

Estes, L. J.
L. J. Estes – Walsenburg World – March 28, 1901 – Obituaries – We are sorry to chronicle the death of L. J. Estes, which occurred at the home of his son, Felix Estes Tuesday, March 25, 1901, at 5:30 p.m. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by Rev. Butts at 2 o’clock on Wednesday. The remains were laid to rest in the LaVeta Cemetery. We extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Estrada, Edward
Edward Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2015 - Edward Estrada, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 2015. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Cordillia; daughter, Florence Alnasrallah; parents, Alejandro and Celestina Estrada; and brothers, Eloy and Damacio Estrada. Survived by his brothers, Donaciano and Luis Estrada; sister, Frances Minjarez; son-in-law, Othman Alnasrallah; grandchildren, Sommer, Sahar, Abrahim and Alia Alnasrallah; numerous nieces, nephews; and longtime companion, Rose Martinez. Edward always made you smile with his stories. He was a generous and loving man. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Estrada, Mark
Mark Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - Mark Estrada, 91, departed this life Feb. 24, 2017. Born in Bernalillo, N.M., April 25, 1925. Preceded in death by mother, Ramona (Brown) Estrada; and father, Domingo Estrada; brothers, Joe, Pat, Cipriano, Marion, Adolph; sisters, Josephine and Stella. Survived by loving wife of 61 years, Theresa (Santillanes); children, Elaine (Jim) Colegate, Greg Estrada, Kim (Craig) Bowman; grandchildren, Lauren Masias, Marc Sedillo, Michael Estrada, Michelle Estrada, Rhyan Passanante; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Vincent, Vivian, Nixon; sister, Pauline Milner; sister-in-law, Florence Estrada; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. For more than 52 years, Mark was a proud farmer in Swink. He took tremendous pride in his work and, in 1996, reluctantly retired and moved to Pueblo to be closer to family. He left behind the Log Cabin, Co-op and his lifelong farming friends to be a full-time grandparent and gardener. Family was his most cherished and celebrated achievement. He was devout in his faith, dedicating much of his life to service to the church. The Estrada household in Swink was a mainstay for parish priests and Catholic school lay teachers and their families. Food and faith were abundantly served. Family dinners, holidays and celebrations always focused on the love of family. Mark was an avid reader and held a high regard for education. His love of knowledge was lifelong. The farmer, rancher, fisherman, golfer, parishioner, hunter, friend, papa, father and husband who traveled these country roads for 91 years is now home. Memorial donations may be made to Posada. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, Colo., Monsignor Nunez as celebrant. Arrangements, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Estrada, Vincente
Vincente Estrada – Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1921 – Died – Estrada, Vicente, aged 62 years, died April 2 at the residence, 102 Jones avenue. Body at McCarthy-Browns. Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1921 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Mrs. Vicente Estrada will take place Monday morning at 10 o’clock in the McCarthy-Brown funeral chapel. Burial Roselawn. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1921 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Vincente Estrada will take place today at 10 o’clock from the McCarthy-Brown chapel. Burial, Roselawn. Note: The deceased was buried in Roselawn Cemetery under the name of Vincente Estrada, died at age 62.

Ettleman, Charles A.
Charles A. Ettleman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2017 - Charles A. Ettleman passed away April 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 3, 1933. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marinell; son, Jeffrey Ettleman of Beulah; daughter, Tina Peek of Colorado City; his sister, Jean Oliver of Canon City; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation with no services.

Eubanks, Nelson
Nelson Eubanks – Walsenburg World – November 14, 1907 – Died Saturday, November 9 at Walsenburg, Colorado of tubercular meningitis, Nelson Eubanks. Mr. Eubanks was in the neighborhood of 40 years of age and was a native of Missouri, where he lived until about six years ago when he came to Colorado in the hope of securing relief from his disease, pulmonary tuberculosis. He leaves a wife and two children living in Missouri. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Eustin, Lucas
Lucas Eustin – Walsenburg World – February 23, 1893 – Lucas Eustin, an Austrian, was killed on Tuesday by fall of rock in shaft No. 3. He was a single man, age 23 years of age. The funeral occurred on Wednesday and the burial at Walsenburg.

Evans, Bertha Eloise
Bertha Eloise "Lois" Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2017 - Bertha Eloise "Lois" Evans, passed away June 26, 2017, in Pueblo. Lois was born in Florence to Fredrick and Eleanor Huppert, and lived all of her 90 years in this area. On May 1, 1949, she married James Douglas "Jimmy" Evans who preceded her in death in 2009. She was a member of Canon City Chapter No. 21, Order of Eastern Star for over 60 years, as well as several other Masonic organizations. Lois retired from the then University of Southern Colorado after being employed as an executive secretary for several administrators over many years. She will be missed by many friends and family nationwide including those in Fairbanks, Alaska. Among those who have preceded her in death are her sisters, Freda Hood and Helen Porter. She is survived by her son, JD "Buck" Evans Jr.; nieces, Linda Russel, Denise Thacker and Billy Jean (Dave) Cortese; nephews, Charles (Denise) Hood and Tom (Kay) Smith. Her family would like to thank Berni Trujillo and New Century Hospice for their care and concern for Lois. Mrs. Evans will lie in state at the mortuary from 3 until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Interment will follow privately in the Imperial Cemetery.

Evans, Dave
Dave Evans – Walsenburg World – January 6, 1898 – Two Men Killed – Cold-Blooded Murder Sunday at Pictou – Five Men Under Arrest – Bob Mandolini and Dave Evans Were the Murdered Men. The Capture of John Nigro and Others – A shooting affair occurred at Pictou Sunday evening about 7:30 which resulted in the instant death of two men, Bob Mandolini and Dave Evans. The facts in the case as far as they are known by the general public are as follows: Bob Mandolini was standing behind the bar of his saloon at Pictou, chatting with five men who were standing before the bar, when he fell dead from a shot through the head fired from without through the window. A second shot grazed the chin of Dick Owens and entered the head of Dave Evans before even he had turned his head when he saw Mandolini fall. Three other shots were fired burying themselves in the adobe wall at the back of the saloon. Britton, the deputy sheriff at Pictou, was at the scene almost immediately, and was told by the people who had gathered that someone had run down the railroad track. Suspicion, for reasons unknown to the officers, was fastened upon John Nigro, an Italian, whose cabin was found to be empty and his Winchester gone. Mr. Britton took after this man, who, when he saw him coming, opened fire upon the deputy. Five shots were fired when the man fell to the ground in the shelter of a group of pinons. Mr. Britton then awaited the coming of Sheriff Farr. Mr. Farr and his Under Sheriff, Bud Farmer, searched the clump of pinons, but found no one. Sheriff Farr immediately organized his men, and every road watched, and squads searching the country. Notices were sent to all stations, and sheriffs of surrounding counties notified. Mr. Farr and his men were out all night. In the morning it was found where the man had crawled several rods from the place where he fell, and his trail was immediately taken from there. He struck across country east toward Cucharas. In following his track it was found that he returned three times within half a mile of his home at Pictou. The man was easily tracked because Sheriff Farr discovered that the left shoe of the party who left the pinons was run down at the heel and made an impression in the sand that was easily followed. And impression of the left shoe of the man Nigro exactly corresponds with the tracks made in the sand. Farr and Farmer finally came upon the man in the Anderson pasture. He opened fire upon them at long-distance, and quite a number of shots were exchanged. Undersheriff Farmer circled around, unperceived by the man, to the rear, and found himself within 20 feet of the man just as he was climbing from an arroya. Mr. Farmer sprang forward and dealt the man a blow with his six shooter and forced him to give up his Winchester. The man, however, still had a six shooter and a belt of cartridges. Farmer forced him before him, and, when they came up to the sheriff, the prisoner was disarmed. Just then another deputy came up, the prisoner was placed on this man’s horse and the cavalcade came on the double quick to Walsenburg, followed by an angry crowd from Pictou. The prisoner safely in jail, however, the feelings of the crowd had time to cool. The man John Nigro, offered resistance to the officers from the time he was sighted by the officers until he was placed upon the horse and brought to jail. At the time of his capture he was heavily armed with a six shooter and belt of cartridges, a 40-82 Winchester with 85 rounds of ammunition. Two other men, Charles Capps and Camille Lawrence, were also arrested about this time. After the coroner’s inquest two others were arrested as the tracks seem to show they were with Nigro on the hill where the cartridges were found. The shooting was done from a little raise just across the street and creek from the saloon. Four empty 40-82 Winchester cartridges were found here which the balls taken from the walls of the saloon exactly fitted. The Winchester carried by the man taken in the arroya – John Nigro – was also a 40 and the empty cartridges were the same as those he carried. No one seems to know why John Nigro did the shooting. Whether Mandolini and he had ever had any trouble does not seem to be known, but these are facts which will doubtless come out in the trial. Bob Mandolini, the deceased, is a son of Jacob Mandolini, an old time resident of this county. He is also the brother of Mrs. J. B. Dick of this place. He was about 27 years old. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday, Rev. Price officiating. Dave Evans, the other murdered man, was a brother-in-law of Mr. Howell, the superintendent of the Solar Mines. Evans will be taken to Rockvale, Colorado, for burial. He has a wife and two small children there. At the coroner’s inquest over the bodies on Monday, the jury found that the deceased Mandolini and Evans came by their death from a leaden bullet fired from a 40 or 45 Winchester in the hands of some person or persons unknown to them. Sheriff Farr, Undersheriff Farmer, and Deputy Sam Tyler deserve great credit for the manner in which they prosecuted the search for the man Nigro and his accomplices. These officers were out all night and from 7 o’clock Sunday night until 6 o’clock Monday evening had only one meal. Mr. Farr deserves great credit, too, for the able manner in which he organized his men. He was well supported, too, by his able deputies sworn in for the occasion. Walsenburg World – January 13, 1898 – In Justice McBarg’s court yesterday Mike Calabras, Antonio Savant and John Nigro were found guilty of the murder of Robert Mandolini and David Evans at Pictou, January 2, 1898. These parties were placed under a $5,000 bond separately for their appearance at the District Court. They were unable to give bond and were remanded to jail. The officers of this County have worked faithfully and constantly for the apprehension and conviction of the guilty parties. The evidence seems undoubtedly to fix upon these three men as directly concerned in the killing. Walsenburg World – February 17, 1898 – The empanelling of the jury in the John Nigro case began Monday morning and was secured by 12 o’clock. The evidence had been entered and the case went to the jury at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. At 7:30 in the evening the jury returned a verdict of murder in the second degree. The court at 3:30 Tuesday had immediately proceeded to impanel a jury for the trial of Mike Calebras and Antonio Savant on the same charge as Nigro. The jury was secured by five. The court began to receive testimony Wednesday morning. Walsenburg World – February 24, 1898 – Yesterday at 10:30 a.m. the District Court convened to hear the motions for new trials, to pass sentences upon those convicted and then adjourn. All day Wednesday and the better part of Thursday of last week, was spent in trial of Mike Calabras and Antonio Savant as accomplices in the Pictou murder. Strong circumstantial facts of guilt were produced as to Calabras, but the jury after due and careful deliberation brought in a verdict of not guilty. The court sentenced John Nigro to confinement in the penitentiary at Canon City at hard labor for life or a period of 99 years. Negro will remain in the county jail for 30 days while his attorney files a bill of exceptions. Sheriff Clark of Trinidad came up Friday and arrested Mike Calabras immediately after his acquittal on the trial for murder at Pictou. He was taken to Trinidad where he will stand trial for a grievous offense.

Evans, Edyth
Edyth Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2014 - Edyth Evans, 71, died Nov. 3, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo.

Evans, Erma Juanita
Erma Juanita Evans - Chronicle News - October 1, 2008 - Erma Juanita Evans passed away on September 28, 2008, at the age of 74. She was born June 23, 1934, in Tyrone, Colo. to Arthur and Bertie (Keeney) Tucker. She married Richard Evans on April 1, 1950 in Clayton, N.M. Erma received her GED in 1977 after attending many schools in Colorado and New Mexico beforehand. She graduated from TSJC in Cosmetology in 1977. She was an instructor for seven years. She was an active Democrat and participated in numerous community activities. She was appointed to the Purgatoire Valley Water Conservation District in 1992 and was elected treasurer in 1998 and served in that capacity until the present time. She served as an election judge for many years. She was a big supporter of the Trinidad High School Miner Band, serving as president of the Band Boosters for many years. She was a very avid Bronco fan. Erma (Mom) will be solely missed by her family and many friends. During her life, Erma has lived on the corner of Alta and Colorado for 50 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Evans in 1989 and her only son Richard Lynn (Dickie) in 1971, parents Arthur and Bertie (Keeney) Tucker, stepfather Everett Smith, brothers Burnis Tucker, Carl (Doc) Tucker, Art Tucker, Charles Tucker and sister, Izetta Gregory. Survivors include daughters Katherine Evans, Kathleen (Larry) Reif, Nancy (Gary) Monteleone, grandchildren, Chanelle (Jack Halde) Garlutzo, Melissa (Donny Olsen) Garlutzo, Joshua (Shannon) Garlutzo, Zane Reif, Shad (Autumn) Reif, Richelle (Jason Van Ort) Monteleone and Tyrone Monteleone, great grandchildren Dalton Vallejos, Autumn Garlutzo, and Jocelyn Reif. Sister Bernice LePlatt, sisters-in-law Maxine Haught and Marcia Davis. Special nieces and nephews Sue Worley, Sandy (Tom) Wunch, Audie (Kay) LePlatt, Renee (Ernie) Hammon, Daryl (Becky) LePlatt and too many great nieces and nephews to list. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 1, 2008 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Leslie Barnett officiating. Pallbearers will be Joshua Garlutzo, Zane Reif, Shad Reif, Tyrone Monteleone, Audie LePlatt and Daryl LePlatt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Augie Morelli, Jerry Renner and the Trinidad High School Class of 1968. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Evans, Gail Marie
Gail Marie Williams Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2016 - Gail Marie Williams Evans passed away quietly at home in Lightwater, England, on Dec. 25, 2015. Gail was born on June 22, 1970, in Pueblo, Colo., to Pamela and Jim Williams. Gail graduated with honors from Central High School, Pueblo, Colo., in 1988. Along with being an outstanding student, she was an exceptional athlete. Gail was nominated for the Colorado Female Athlete of the Year Award in 1988, due to her athletic abilities on the basketball and tennis courts. Gail went on to the University of Northern Colorado, where she graduated in 1992 with a degree in psychology and sociology. During her junior year, she spent a semester in Oxford, England, where she met the love of her life, Rhydian Evans. They were married in Neath, Wales, on Aug. 12, 1995. Before her marriage and subsequent move to England, Gail studied in Seville, Spain, before moving to Hollywood, Fla., where she worked as a counselor at the Broward County Correctional Center for Girls. On moving to England, Gail worked as a social worker specializing in supporting young people in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, before becoming a full-time housewife following the births of Morgan and Rhys in 1998 and 1999. In 2002, the family moved to Lightwater, Surrey, where Gail continued to care for her family, which grew in 2010 to include her devoted puppy, Sookie. Gail traveled extensively in Europe and continued to return regularly to the U.S. to visit family and friends. Gail was a beautiful, gracious and kind woman. She truly lived life to the fullest and loved taking care of her family. She is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Rhydian; her parents, Pamela Maxwell and Jim Williams; her daughter, Morgan; her son, Rhys; her mother and father-in-law, Mair and Michael; her brothers, Scott, Brad and Preston; her sister, Leslie and their families, including many nieces and nephews. Gail’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, Pueblo, Colo.

Evans, Gracie
Gracie Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2016 - Gracie Evans, 100, passed away July 15, 2016. Arrangements pending.

Evans, Harry
Harry Evans – Pueblo Chieftain – December 15, 1918 – Women's Relief Corps – Mrs. Shiller our past president has the deep sympathy of the "Corps" in the death of her soldier boy, "Jack," who died from wounds November 5 in France, also our treasurer, Grace Evans in the death of her husband, last month by "flu."  Pueblo Chieftain – December 22, 1918 – Women’s Relief Corps No. 2 – Women’s Relief corps No. 2 met Thursday afternoon with a good attendance… Resolutions were read on the death of our past president’s son, John Schiller, and our past treasurer’s husband, Harry Evans…

Evans, Nelson
Nelson Evans – Walsenburg World – June 14, 1904 – Nelson Evans, a colored miner at the Starkville mine near Trinidad, was instantly killed by fall of rock Friday afternoon. He leaves a wife living at Florence.

Evans, Quinn Leslie
Quinn Leslie Evans - Chronicle News - February 17, 2010 - Quinn was born on March 7, 1956 in Los Angeles, Calif. He passed away on February 11, 2010 at the age of 53 as the result of a heart attack in Branson, Colo. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph K. Evans and his sister, Karen Elizabeth. Quinn was born and raised in Chatsworth, Calif. He earned his contractor’s license and ran a successful roofing company in Calif. Has lived in the Trinidad area for the last 14 years. His parents are mother, Margaret Mack Evans of Trinidad; brother, Reed Alan Evans of Segundo and wife, Kay and his identical twin, Scott Page Evans of Simi Valley, Calif. and wife, Virginia. A graveside service were held Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Masonic Cemetery officiated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Evans, Ray D.
Ray D. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2007 - Ray D. Evans, 93, passed away March 9, 2007. Born to the union of Dave and Lena Evans in Palisade, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his long-time friend and caregiver, Lois Roper. Ray worked at the CF&I and retired from the Dana Corp. He was an avid bowler, handyman, weight lifter, swim coach and had a love for dogs. He was a member of the 700 Club and the Eagles Lodge No. 145. Donations may be made in memory of Ray to the Humane Society. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2007, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.

Evans, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Evans - Chronicle News - June 26, 2012 - Raymond E. Evans, age 92 of Raton, NM, passed away Monday June 11, 2012 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born April 14, 1920 in a log cabin in Yankee, NM, the son of John and Elsie Stewart-Evans. He attended Westend grade school on Johnson Mesa and graduated from Raton High School. He enlisted in the United States Army Corps at the beginning of WW II. After his honorable discharge, he went back to the family homestead on Johnson Mesa. On June 27, 1953, he married Eleanor Ferrero from Rugby, CO., they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this year. Raymond was employed at Raton Public Schools 10 years, then transferred to Raton Public Service Power Plant. In 1991 they cared for foster children for 6 1/2 years. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Margaret Quinn, Marie Evans, Dorothy Moore and Elizabeth Evans, Two brothers Henry “Hank” Evans and Harold Evans Maternal grandparents, Paul and Lizzie Stewart and Paternal grand parents Annie and Matt Evans. He is survived by his wife Eleanor of the home, sister Shirley Evans of Muskogee, OK. Sister-in-law Roberta Ferrero, nephews Frank, Tom, Joe, Jim, and John Quinn, J.B. Evans, John and Bill Taft, Robert Pacheco, Clyde Miller, David and Grady Garrett, nieces Kathy Silverman, Diane Evans, Brenda Allen and Gina Pacheco, Foster son Chris Angeli and numerous cousins. Raymond was a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton and a life time member of the V.F.W and the D.A.V. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the above organizations. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be Saturday June 16, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton. Recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10:00 A.M. with Father John Trambly as the celebrant. Arrangements and celebration of love for Raymond E. Evans are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Evans, Sonia C.
Sonia C. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2017 - Sonia C. Evans. Sonia, affectionately known as "Sunny," 92, left this life to go on telling her stories in heaven on Aug. 4, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Ill., to Louis Cohen and Rose Rosenblatt on Oct. 10, 1924. Preceded in death by her son, Larry; husband, George; brother, Marshall; and parents. Sunny is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Bob) MacDonald; grandchildren, Stacy (Phil) Trujillo, Samantha (Darren) Knowles, Miki (Christopher) Mason and Stephanie (Kyle) Winberg; great-grandchildren, Robbie, Ethan, Reid, Kira, Emily, Ryan, Alison, Aiden and Avery. Sunny enlisted in the Navy as a WAVE in 1943 and proudly served during WWII. She spent most of her life as a proud wife, mother, grandmother and volunteer. She enjoyed telling her many fascinating stories of her life and about her service in the U.S. Navy to everyone. Sunny was an amazing person who left her mark on everyone she met. Sunny was most proud of her loving husband of 62 years, her children, grandchildren and great-grand-children. The family also would like to acknowledge John Howe and his undying friendship and care to Sunny and George Evans; the family can't thank John enough for the time and for all he did for them. There will be a Celebration of Life to follow on Nov. 11, 2017, at Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please send donations in her name to: U.S. Navy Memorial, Attn: Alexis Baker, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.

Eveleigh, Donleta
Donleta McDermett Eveleigh - Roselawn Funeral Home - February 4, 2016 - Donleta McDermett Eveleigh was born in Ralls, Texas, on April 10, 1926. She was the fifth of five children born to Fred and Roxy McDermett. Her sisters, Virginia and Faye, and brothers, Winfred and Dale, preceded her in death. She has three sons, Ken (Morrison, CO), Bob (Rogers, TX) and Gary (Pueblo, CO); and a daughter, Cheryl (Grecia, Costa Rica). She has two grand children, Chris Eveleigh and Autumn Richard (both of Rogers, TX); and fifteen great-grand children; and several nieces and nephews. Donleta grew up in Texas and Colorado and graduated from Central High School in Pueblo. During World War II she worked as a telephone operator in Bremerton, Washington, where she was introduced to her future husband, John Eveleigh, by her sister. They were married on January 26, 1947, in Bremerton and then moved to Pueblo, Colorado, where they started the family business, Johnny’s Boiler Shop. Visitation will be 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00pm, Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Even, Herbert
Herbert Even - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2017 - Herbert Even, 86, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2017. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, followed by Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Beulah Cemetery. Luncheon will be at about 1 p.m. at the Beulah Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made, through the funeral home, to the Disabled American Veterans. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - November 13, 2017 - Herbert Even, 86, went to be with the Lord on November 8, 2017. He was born on January 24, 1931 in Pueblo, CO., to Paul & Alice Even. Herb was with the United States Marine Corp from 1951 to 1953; He was a Korean War Purple Heart recipient. He was a 25 year employee of Continental Trail Ways as a ticket agent. Herb was also a longtime Beulah rancher. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alice; and siblings, Paul Jr., Edward, and Gail. Survived by, his loving wife of 22 years, Louise (Hedlund) Even; children, Philip Hedlund, Cindy Sweeney, and Greg Hedlund; sibling, Robert Even; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Viewing will be from 6-8 P.M. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at T.G McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 followed by Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Beulah Cemetery. Luncheon will be at about 1:00 P.M. at the Beulah Community Center. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made through the funeral home to the Disabled American Veterans.

Evenson, Carl Robert
Carl Robert Evenson - Chronicle News - September 1, 2010 - Memorial services for Carl Robert Evenson, 38 will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 in the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Mayes officiating. Carl passed away August 29, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carl was born on January 31, 1972 in Chanute, Kansas to Robert and Marjorie. He had a great love for life and riding his Harley Davidson. He worked as a manager for Panhandle Oil Company in Raton. Carl was a man with a big heart and a great friend who will be missed by many. Carl is survived by three children, Kyler, Matt and Robert of Trinidad; three sisters, Carolyn Baxter and her husband, Terry; Sharon Shoop and her husband, Ray and Charlene Anderson all of Kansas; nephews and nieces, Rob Shoop, Shannon Shoop, Hollye Baxter, Nathan Baxter and Raya Sun Baxter and numerous aunts and uncles. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Karen Evenson. Memorial services are under the loving care of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

Everhart, C. C.
C. C. Everhart – Walsenburg World – December 18, 1902 – C. C. Everhart, Superintendent of Construction for the Sociological Department of the C. F. & I. who is well known here, died at his home in Trinidad last Thursday night.

Everhart, Michael Rex
Michael Rex Everhart - Chronicle News - October 9, 2003 - Michael Rex Everhart (Mike), “Dampa,” age 52, went to be with the Lord October 6, 2003. He was born on March 19, 1951 to Rex Denadel and Joyce Everhart. Mike was raised in Lamar, CO and graduated from Lamar High School in 1969. Mike then moved to Denver, where he began his career in ironwork. On Oct. 1, 1976 Mike married Maxie Cook, his friend since early childhood. The couple moved to Houston in 1978. While in Texas, Mike contributed to the construction of many notable structures, including the George Brown Convention Center and the Four Seasons in the early 1980s. The family returned to Colorado, settling in Colorado Springs in 1988. At this time Mike became employed with LPR Construction out of Love-land, CO and while with the company, helped to construct, among numerous other well-known structures, Sunwest Arena in Arizona, Panther’s Stadium in Florida, and Coors Field and the World Arena in Colorado. Mike’s name is included on a plaque in Coors Field, which names all of those who contributed to its completion. In 1995, Mike and his family relocated to the Trinidad area, and in 1999 moved “up the river” to the Valdez/Segundo area, where they purchased, refurbished, and, for several years, operated Maxie’s, which was formerly known as Jane’s West Side Inn. Mike was employed with Purgatoire Valley Construction until the time of his death. Mike was a very knowledgeable and dedicated sports fan. He greatly enjoyed attending sporting events and coaching sports, having coached all of his children and his grandson at some point in time. He was an avid fan of Nascar racing and the Denver Broncos. Mike is remembered by his family as a devoted family man, husband, father, and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Elisa Jim Everhart; parents, Rex Denadel and Joyce Everhart; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bames; and grandfather-in-law, J.C. Bell. He is survived by his wife, Maxie Cook Everhart (Trinidad); children, Grady, Eliza, and Lizzie Everhart (all of Trinidad); grandchildren, Dustyn Michael and Gabby Do (both of Trinidad); mother-in-law J.J. Ganatta (Trinidad); and sister, Debbie Miller and children (Littleton, CO). Pallbearers include Dusty Cook, Stormy Cook, Ernie Moltrer, Jason Lopez, Dennis Preisser, and Jesse Mobley. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Hund, Glenn Moltrer, Dean Moltrer, Ray Moltrer, Tom Piccolo, Dave Lopez, Leonard Torres, Henry Trujillo, Clyde Maynard, Brian Heath, and Richard (Wink) Duran. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home chapel. Funeral service will be held at the chapel on Friday, October 10 at 10 a.m. A reception at the White Feather Ranch (Hwy 12, turn right just before Trinidad Lake dam turnoff) will be held immediately following the service, with interment at the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, CO at 4:20 p.m. Arrangements made under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Everheart, William Edward II
William Edward Everheart II - Huerfano World Journal - August 31, 2017 - William Edward Everheart II age 75, of Dallas, Texas, passed away quietly at the family cabin in Cuchara, Colorado on August 24, 2017. Bill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to William Edward Everheart and Doris Talley Everheart. After he graduated from Amarillo High School, he attended Trinity University from 1960-1962 and then transferred to Westminster College in Missouri, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology, and then earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He served as Regional Deputy Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor, and a member of professional associations. Bill remained a loyal supporter of S.M.U., his alma mater, and also earned his Master Naturalist certification, which gave him great pleasure. Bill and beloved wife Barbara, of 52 years, enjoyed travel, collecting fine wines and attending S.M.U. football & basketball games, as well as hiking, mountain climbing (including 50 of Colorado’s fourteeners among others) gardening, spending time outdoors and summers at the cabin in Colorado, entertaining family and close friends. He is survived by his wife Barbara, sons William Tracy Everheart and wife Julia, of Atlanta, GA.; Edward Terry Everheart and wife N. Hope, of Dallas, TX; and grandchildren, Payton M. Everheart, Hailey I. Everheart, Elle M. Everheart, and William Hunter Everheart. Bill will be interred at the La Veta cemetery in Colorado where there will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in memory of William Everheart to: SMU Mustang Club PO BOX 750315 Dallas, TX 75275

Evig, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Evig - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Betty Jane Evig, 88, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away peacefully March 6, 2016, at Columbine West Health and Rehab in Fort Collins. Betty was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Herman and Mary Grace Bauer. As a young child, her family moved to Longmont, where Betty graduated from Longmont High School. Betty attended several class reunions and was especially proud of attending her 50th reunion. Betty met Albert T. Evig in Loveland following the end of WWII. They were later married in Denver and made their home in Fort Collins, where Albert worked for Public Service Gas Co. Betty and Albert were married for 32 years and had two children, Daniel (Barbara) of South Fork, Colo., and Sharon (Allen) Jensen of Fort Collins. Betty was a homemaker, working at Hamilton’s Bakery in Steele’s Market and for the Poudre School District Food Service. Betty was also active in the PTA and a 4-H leader. After Albert passed away in 1982, Betty became active with the Fort Collins Senior Center, with whom she went on numerous trips, and became active in the “Don’t it Make You Wonder” group. Betty also was president of the local chapter of AARP. Betty also ran a group for widows and widowers. Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading the daily newspaper with her morning coffee. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert, Ronald and Donald of Longmont, Grant of Loveland; and sister, Helen of Longmont. She is survived by one sister, Marilyn O’Connell of Rising Sun, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Alice Bauer and Jane Evig. Betty also is survived by five grandsons, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be planned for a later date.

Ewald, Grace E.
Grace E. Ewald - Chronicle News - April 28, 2011 - Grace E. Ewald, 68, was born June 5, 1942, in Churubusco, Indiana, to Alpheus Gordon and Ruth Roberson Gordon. She is preceded in death by both parents, a brother, and a sister, as well as a son and granddaughter. She left this Earth and went to Heaven to be with them and the Lord on April 25, 2011. Grace is survived by her husband Michael Ewald of Trinidad, and seven children. Christine Carpenter of Bradenton, Fla.; Patricia Carpenter of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Ronald Carpenter of Ossian, Ind.; Christopher Ewald of Fayetteville, Ark.; Cynthia Workman of New Haven, Ind.; Michelle Lindley of Rome City, Indiana; and Pamela Ewald of Trinidad, Colo. Among her twenty-five grandchildren are local residents Amber Ewald and Venessa Spurlock, both of Trinidad. Grace has also been blessed with great-grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Lee Reinewald of Wolcottville, Ind.; Wayne Gordon of Pensacola, Fla.; Dale Gordon of Avilla, Indiana; and Phil Gordon of Columbia City, Ind. Grace wants to be remembered as a wife, mother, and simply as someone who loves God. When she would say something, she meant what she said. When she did something, it was always with love. She will be missed by all and remembered by many. We are happy for her now that she has made it home. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 29, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Missionary Bill Glidden officiating. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Ewing, Patsy Sue
Patsy Sue Ewing - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2014 - Patsy Sue Ewing, 82, born April 12, 1932, departed this life Nov. 10, 2014. Patsy retired from the Colorado State Hospital after 26 years as a dietician. Patsy was a member of numerous organizations including Eastern Star, NAACP, PAACO board of directors, American Legion and a lifetime member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she received the Woman of the Year award. Patsy devoted her time advocating on the behalf of others in her community. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Mack T. Ewing; daughter, Cleta G. Reliford; stepsons, Tony Ewing, Virgil Ewing; father, Stuttering Sam Cashaw; mother, Patsy Cashaw; mother-in-law, Nellie Ellis; sisters-in-law, Emma Saunders, Reba Cudjo, Pamela Elbeck; brothers-in-law, Sam Cudjo, Johnny Elbeck, Tommy Ewing and Eddie A. Saunders; stepbrother, Willie Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Lawrence Ewing (Judith); son-in-law, Mandell Reliford; grandchildren, Shae Reliford (Eric), Ma-Shana Reliford (Damion), Chaunte Reliford (Deanna), Matthew, Lorraine, Lorenzo, Marcus; great-grandchildren, Dante, Tierra, Daniel, Jayson, Kyrese, Kyrell, Darian, Damion II, Mya, Olivia, Leary, Victoria, Madison. Patsy Sue Ewing will always be remembered for her unconditional love, positive energy, her religious beliefs and the joy she brought to the lives of many who knew her. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Sanctuary of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce, Pastor Charlie Sankey officiating. Family will receive friends in the church hall following the service.

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