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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Iacolino, John
John Anthony Iacolino - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2016 - John Anthony Iacolino, 73, affectionately known as “Papa,” went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2016. John Anthony Iacolino He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lydia. John is survived by his children, Todd and Gina Iacolino, Jay DeBaca, Suzanne, Joann (Les), RoseAnne (Conrad), JaneAnne (Tony), RuthAnne, Tim and Eva DeBaca, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Papa loved watching the Denver Broncos. He had a heart of gold. A memorial celebration in honor of Papa will be held for friends and family.

Ibanez, George C. Sr.
George C. Ibanez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 2017 - George C. Ibanez Sr., 82, passed away peacefully on Aug. 3, 2017, surrounded by all of his loving family and friends. He was born on Dec. 24, 1934, in Walsenburg, Colo., to proud parents, Segundo and Josephine Ibanez, who preceded him in death; along with brothers, Anthony and John; daughters, Sharon Jo and Sheila Rose Ibanez. He is survived by his loving wife, Rose, of 62 blessed years; his children, Sandra (Larry) Trujillo, George Jr. (Robin) Ibanez and Shawn Ibanez; grandchildren, Tanya, Monica (Dennis), Shane, Reece, Sara, Francesca, Georgette; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Marina, Praxedes, Marisa, Monaya, Zora, Niko; his brother, Ed (Rose) Ibanez; niece, Zadra; numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives; and special family friends, Cheryl, Alex, Maria and Donna. George retired as a foreman after 30-plus years at Dana Corp. He was a proud golf coach for both boys and girls at Dolores Huerta Preparatory High. He was a member of the American Legion for many years and a longtime parishioner of St. Leander Parish. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, bowler, Broncos fan; pool, poker and cribbage player. George will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, and all whose lives he touched. Special thank you to all the staff at Parkview Medical Center and Joni Fair Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Rosary will be at 10 a.m., with funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, both at St. Leander Parish, followed by a reception at St. Leander's hall. Please feel free to dress in your favorite Broncos gear in celebration of George's life.

Icabone, Barbara Lillian
Barbara Lillian Icabone - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2015 - Barbara Lillian Icabone, 104, Denver, Jan. 8, 2015. Her beautiful light is now aglow in heaven. She was born to Carl and Rose Gernazio on Sept. 21, 1910, in Pueblo. Survivors, her children, Dr. Rudy Icabone (Roseann), Dolores Wilzock (Ron), John Icabone (Darla) and Judy Turner (Karma); grandchildren, Tom, Tracie, Craig, Liliann, Chris, Brian and John; great-grandchildren, Blake, Luke, Max, Trinity, Brady, Savanna and Maddie; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Gernazio. Preceded in death, by her beloved husband, Rudy; her brothers, John, Mike and Joe; her sisters, Victoria and Lucille; plus sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Lillian took great pride in all that she did. She was a fabulous cook, gifted seamstress, outstanding bridge player, nurturer of her stunning flower garden and a loving mother. She leaves behind many friends, caretakers and staff at Harvard Square, where she spent the last 10 years. Before moving to Denver, she lived 67 years in Trinidad, Colo. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., Pueblo, CO 81006. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Porter Hospice, 5020 Arapahoe Rd. Centennial, CO 80122.

Ice, Richard
Richard Cordell Ice - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2017 - Richard Cordell Ice, 79, born Oct. 31, 1937, in Wiley, Colo., passed away Aug. 19, 2017. Survived by wife of 58 years, Wilma Ice; daughters, Danna Ice, Sallie Ice, Tracy (George) Eadie and Holly (Doug) Bauer; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to West Street Baptist Church, 1001 West St., Pueblo, CO 81003, for a new boiler.

Ice, Roberta Jean
Roberta Jean Hickman Ice - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2014 - Roberta Jean Hickman Ice, 80, born to Bruce and Mildred Hickman on Jan. 16, 1934, in Hartman, Colo., died July 4, in Rye, Colo. She leaves to cherish her memory her best friend, her partner and the love of her life, Roger, with whom she has celebrated almost 61 years of marriage; children, Bobbi (Jerry) Swallow, Deb (Ira) Kalb, Cindy Ice, (Abed elMasri) and Beth (Lee) Gladney; grandchildren, Jeremy (Devin) Swallow and Tanner Karlinger Gladney. Roberta was a proud cancer survivor for 40 years; however she succumbed to a recent diagnosis of melanoma. At her request, she passed away in the presence of her cherished family in the beautiful sanctuary of her home and flower gardens. She felt extremely blessed to be visited and comforted by her lifelong friends from Eastern Colorado, the Vinewood gang, and Rye. Roberta’s first love, the plains of Eastern Colorado, was evident in her recollections of childhood, but she had become a true lover of her mountain home that she and Roger built in 1997. Her family will dearly miss her baby blue eyes and infectious smile. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will host lunch after services at a location yet to be determined. Memorial donations can be made to Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO 81003 or the Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Iles, Sandy
Sandy (Richards) Iles - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 2016 - Sandy (Richards) Iles, 67, passed away Aug.1, 2016. Survived by husband of 49 years, Jim; sons, Don (Stephanie) and Dwight; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; parents, Speed and Lois Richards; siblings, Marva, Tim and Tammy; as well as numerous family and friends. Sandy was born Sept. 6, 1948, in Pueblo, and retired from the County of Sacramento, Calif. She enjoyed her quilting most of all, as well as street rods and family events. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Central Christian Church, 1902 Hudson.

Illes, Stephen A.
Stephen A. Illes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2017 - Stephen A. Illes, 89, passed away Sept. 7, 2017. At his request, cremation. No formal services.

Imel, Hazel Hiebert
Hazel Hiebert Imel - Chronicle News - March 16, 2007 - Hazel “Hiebert” Imel, age 89, passed away at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, KS on March 7, 2007. She was born on January 18, 1918 in Wichita, KS to John F and Mary Schmidt. Hazel spent her life as a homemaker and was a member of the Mennonite Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband Henry S. Hiebert and her second husband Ralph Imel. Also by two sons James Eugene and Henry John. Hazel is survived by her daughters Nancy (Walt) Degurse, Winter Raven, FL, Mary Sue (Buddy) Stevens, Corpus Christi, TX, Donna (Bob) Thiesen, Newton, KS, and Cheryl Ann Hiebert, Wichita, KS, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and many friends. Graveside service was held Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Goessel Mennonite Cemetery. If you wish, donations can be made to a memorial fund at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice c/o the Funeral Home.

Imes, Hazel Ann
Hazel Ann Imes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2015 - Hazel Ann Imes passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Hazel was born in Alcoa, Tenn., and moved to Colorado to further her education. Her love of art and teaching inspired her to pursue a career in academics. She served as an elementary teacher and principal in charge of curriculum development for District 60. Aside from her efforts as a dedicated educator, she was an artist with many of her paintings awarded with honors. Hazel was preceded in death by her spouse, Bob; a son, Rob; sister, Edith; and brother, Ray. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Jo Householder of Alabama and Jane Robinson of Tennessee; son, Steve (Jan), Keith and Tyler Hobson; daughter, Randa (Max), Zack (Marissa), Shai and Sean Burch, Ian Burch, Kyra (Jake) and Kaylee Kinslow; daughter-in-law, Cherith, and children, Robby, Austin and Annie Imes; daughter, Ret. Lt. Col. Rae Marie Hartmann (Ron), Stevie (Jason) and Jasper Romero, Capt. Michael (Vanessa), Kai Hartmann; Jay Russell; Ret. Sgt. 1st Class Rusty (Claudia), Marli, Ian, and Mia Imes; Jerry and children, Merysa (Ryan) Swallows, Ciera, Dakota, and Dalton Imes. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave. in Beulah, Colo. Reception to follow at the Beulah Community Center. Memorial donations may be made to the Beulah United Methodist Church.

Imirie, Bonnie Ellen
Bonnie Ellen Imirie - Chronicle News - June 19, 2013 - Bonnie Ellen Imirie, age 61, passed away at home on June 16, 2013. She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, on September 11, 1951 to Sallie May (Comley) and John F. Imirie, who both preceded her in death. Bonnie received a Masters Degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. She was a devoted RN and loving caregiver. Bonnie loved gardening and was certified in Virginia as a Master Gardener. She was also a lover of animals. Survivors are beloved husband of 12 years Michael Berry of home address, siblings John (Donna) Imirie, Chicago, Illinois, Alec (Jennie) Imirie, Richmond, Virginia, Leslie I. (Shields) Jett, Midlothian, Virginia, 2, nieces, 4 nephews and friends. Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Comi Chapel with Pastor Bill Glidden officiating. Private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Imirie, John F. Jr.
John F. Imirie Jr. - Chronicle News - August 10, 2006 - John F. Imirie Jr., age 78, passed away at his home in Moneta, Virginia on July 7, 2006, from gastric cancer. This beloved father of Bonnie E. Imirie, of Trinidad, will be sadly missed by many.

Immordino, Julius C.
Julius C. Immordino - Chronicle News - August 19, 2008 - Julius C. Immordino, age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. Julius is survived by his longtime sweetheart, Blanche Mancuso; children, Joseph Immordino (Mariann) and Elaine O'Connell; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Monday, August 18, 2008 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Mass of the Christian Burial was at 9am on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. All services were in the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Incerto-Laird, Josephine Ann
Josephine Ann Incerto-Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2017 - Josephine Ann Incerto-Laird, born Aug. 21, 1946, passed away after a lengthy battle with illness. She went to dance with the angels on Jan. 9, 2017. Momma Jo made a great impact on many lives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and Louis Incerto Sr.; sister, Carolyn Incerto-Capps; brother, Buck Incerto; and her spouse, Dennis Garcia. Survived by her children, Gina, Jim Jr. (Marla), Rodney; sister, Kathy (Chuck) Martinez; and brother, Buzzy (Patsy) Incerto; sister-in-law, Darla Incerto; special little furry friend, “Honey”; grandkids, nieces, nephews and too many friends to count. She loved spending time in the kitchen, with her children and especially with her BFF, Jo-Jo. Also watching the Broncos and enjoying a “topper.” Mass of the Resurrection will take place at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 14, at St. Joseph’s Church. Reception to follow in the hall.

Incitti, Agnes Fay
Agnes Fay Incitti - Chronicle News - June 20, 2011 - Agnes Fay Incitti, 73, was born in Trinidad, on July 9, 1937, to Mary Guebara and William T. Gibson. After her school years, Fay worked as a cashier at Kress department store and that is where she met her cowboy love, Corky. They attended many Western dances together and on September 9, 1961, Fay Gibson and Corky Incitti were united in marriage by Father Fitzsimmons, at Holy Trinity Church. They made their home in Stonewall on the Mecom Ranch where they have resided for 50 years. She was a very active member of the San Isidiro Church in Vigil. Fay was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Gibson, her brother William (Edward) Gibson, sister-in-laws Sachiko Gibson, Mary Jane Incitti, Pat Incitti, brother-in-law Angelo (Spraggs) Incitti, and nephew Larry Osbourn. Fay is survived by her husband of 50 years, Corky Incitti, of Stonewall; son Jubal (Kelly) Incitti of LaVeta; daughter Mary (John) Mangino of Pueblo, sister Marie Gibson of Trinidad, sister-in-law Angie Cunico of Colorado Springs; brother-in-laws Sam (Patty) Incitti of Trinidad, Dominic (Cathy) Incitti of Trinidad, and Joe (Shirley) Incitti of Trinidad; grandchildren Mallory (Mark) Mlotkiewica, Melissa Mangino, Levi Incitti, one great granddaughter Carissa Fay, and a future great-granddaughter. Fay is also survived by special friends Dolores Vialpando and Mary Chavez, and special family Mark, Marisa, Lyle and Fenn Mullins; also many nieces, nephews and friends. Fay will rest in perfect peace with her parents and brother. Memorial Services will be Monday, June 20, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Kenny Udumka officiating. Inurment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Incitti, Guerrino
Guerrino "Corky" Incitti - Chronicle News - January 15, 2014 - Guerrino "Corky" Incitti, age 84, passed away at Parkview Medical Center on January 11, 2014. He was born in Sopris, Colorado to Frances and Joseph A. Incitti Sr. Corky attended and graduated from Lincoln High School. On September 9, 1961, he was united in marriage to Fay Gibson at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was employed at the Watson Ranch in Longs Canyon, and Ozzello Construction at the Allen Mine. In the Sixties, Corky started as a ranch hand for Mecom Ranch, the Bar Nothing, in Stonewall, Colorado. He eventually ran the ranch for roughly 60 years, becoming the one and only, true-blue cowboy, recognized instantly by his black hat, blue shirt, bowed legs, and worn boots. Corky’s life centered around his family and numerous friends, both young and old. He loved making wine out of grapes, with his brothers, or he would use any fruit someone happened to bring him. Hunting, fishing, ranching, reading, all ranked at the top of his list. Playing the harmonica was also a favorite. Last he loved playing Morra, the Italian finger game with any willing person, sitting or standing. He will be missed. He is preceded in death by parents Frances and Joseph Incitti, wife Faye, siblings Angelina (Binda Louis) Cunico , Mary Jane Incitti, Angelo "Spraggs" (Pat) Incitti, brother and sister in law, Ed (Sachiko) Gibson, mother and father in law Mary and William Gibson and Corky's little buddy, Lile Mullins. Left to cherish his memory are son Jubal (Dana) Incitti, LaVeta, CO, daughter Mary (John) Mangino, Pueblo, CO, grandchildren, Mallory (Mark) Mlotkieweicz, Melissa Mangino, Levi Incitti, great-grandchildren, Carissa and Julie Ann, step-grandchildren, Gabby and Cassie, brothers and sisters in law, Sam (Pat) Incitti, Trinidad, Colorado, Dominic (Cathy) Incitti, Co. Springs, CO, Joe ((Shirley) Incitti, Trinidad, CO, Marie Gibson, Trinidad, CO, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Memorial Mass will be Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Indgjer, Lawrence D.
Lawrence D. Indgjer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2015 - Lawrence D. Indgjer, 66. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ingle, Annette
Annette "Annie" Ingle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2015 - Annette “Annie” Ingle passed away March 9, 2015, born Sept. 30, 1922, in Manchester, Tenn. Preceded in death by husband, O. Ralph Ingle; and son-in-law, Larry Davis. Surviving children, son, Ralph (Donna) Ingle; daughter, Elizabeth Davis; two grandchildren, Nicole (Lance) Swint, Zach (Sharon) Ingle; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and her best friend, Buddy, her cat. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m. followed by the service at 2 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Ingram, Carey D. Jr.
Carey D. Ingram Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2015 - Carey D. Ingram Jr., 72, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 23, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Carey DeLoyd and Margie Ingram. Survived by his wife, Betty Ingram; sister, Cheryl Watkins; son, Carey Joe (Kristi) Ingram; grandkids, Tyler Ingram, Haley Ingram; daughter, Crystal Williams and family. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Ingram, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Ingram - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2017 - Jacqueline Ingram, 66, transitioned to eternity on Feb. 1, 2017, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 8, 1950, in Chicago, Ill. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Pastor Bobby Jackson, officiating. Interment in Willow Springs, Ill.

Ingram, James T.
James T. Ingram – Walsenburg World – August 21, 1919 – Dust Explosion Kills 18 at Ojo, Five Escape – Helmet Crew Rush from Trinidad – Presence of Gas and Falls of Rock Delay Reaching Last Four – The worst explosion that has ever taken place in Huerfano County occurred Monday at Oakview, the mining camp of the Oakdale Coal Company 25 miles west of town. It happened in the older workings of the company where 40 miners are employed. The first reports gave the number of dead at 35 or 40, but a checking out of the men brought the casualties down to a smaller number. Three found their way out through an old entry, and of the first three rescued, two are alive, although badly burned. Up to the next morning 12 dead had been removed and later two more were added to the list, but it was necessary to force fresh air into the mine passages before the remainder could be reached. The number then left was six and one more was gotten out Wednesday. Help was rushed to the scene of the disaster, helmet crews and first aid teams from the other Huerfano and Las Animas County mines and it was through their efforts that it was possible to get the men out so soon. One accident occurred that nearly lost one of the rescuers his life. He and another man were bringing out “Big Steve” Christopher, the fire boss, over a big fall of rock when he stumbled and fell on his breathing bag. It’s a miracle that he did not break the bag and cause his asphyxiation with gas. James Dalarumi was the leader of the rescue crew. The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined, but it is thought that possibly a small explosion of gas exploded dust in the mine. Possibly some of the men secreted matches about their person, though it is the habit to have all the men searched before they enter the mine. The explosion was unusually heavy and the shock was felt for some distance away from the mine, though there was no outside upheaval, but a cave in and a heavy fall of rock on the inside. There were about 100 diggers employed in the Oakview mine. The explosion occurred in the sixth south entry were about 40 men were working. The men working in the other entries got out safely. Superintendent Britton went into the mine shortly after the explosion and penetrated into the gas area, but was overcome, and had to be removed and put to bed. Mine Inspector Thompson of Trinidad and State Mine Inspector Dalrymple of Denver arrived on the scene as speedily as possible. Sheriff Neely and Coroner Thorton also left immediately after hearing of the accident. The dead are: Mike Johnson, single; Juan Balteira, single; John Soltis, who leaves a wife and three children; Frank Pajk, leaving wife and boy of 17; John Macconi, leaving wife and two children; James Blye, leaves wife and child; Joseph R. Franks, known to many in Walsenburg, leaves wife and child; Andrew Guilano, leaves wife and child; Magil Muzzieg, single, an old Mexico miner; James T. Ingram, leaves wife and two children. He and his grandson, A. Oxford, were found locked in each other’s arms. A. Oxford, single; Charles Monson, leaves a wife; Joe Margulski, leaves a wife; Joe Garcia, a soldier boy, leaves a wife and child; Tony Barela, single; William Christopher, single; John Fassaro, single; Frank Divechio, single. At 11 o’clock this Thursday night the bodies of the last three, John Soltis, Frank Divechio, and Frank Pajk, were taken from the mine and have since been removed to town. The coroner’s inquest will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Walsenburg. Two of the dead miners were members of the Maccabee Lodge; Joseph R. Franks in Walsenburg and Joe Margulski of the Denver Tent. The body of the latter was shipped to Denver Thursday evening where he will have a Maccabee funeral. The funeral of Joseph Risdon Franks will be held in Walsenburg Sunday morning at 10 o’clock under the auspices of the Walsenburg Tent of the Maccabees.

Ingram, Larry Sr.
Larry Ingram Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2017 - Larry Ingram Sr., 65, passed away Dec. 7, 2017. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Chicago, Ill., to proud parents, Willie and Zonnie Ingram, both preceded him in death, along with his wife of 38 years, Jaqueline Cottle Ingram; son, Larry Ingram Jr.; and twin brother, Harry Ingram. Larry was educated through the Chicago School Systems. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and retired with many years of service with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He loved woodworking and was a great grill chef. He was an excellent pool shark. He loved old school Motown music, raising fish and beautiful aquariums. Most of all, he loved his time spent with his family. Larry leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Prentice (Jennifer Lamont) Ingram; grandchildren, Romeo Ingram and Darin Lamont; sister, Roberta Ingram; brother, David Ingram. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Friday, at Angelus Chapel.

Ingram, Mrs.
Mrs. Ingram – Walsenburg World – November 26, 1914 – Mrs. Ingram of Gardner died at her home Monday and was buried Wednesday afternoon. She has been an invalid for a number of years. She was the mother-in-law of Mrs. Tim Hudson of this city.

Ingram, Opal E.
Opal E. (Wood) Ingram - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2017 - Opal E. (Wood) Ingram, 100, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2017. She is survived by four children; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Aberdeen Baptist Church in Pueblo. Imperial Funeral Home - December 28, 2017 - Opal E. (Wood) Ingram, 100 ½ , of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017. She is survived by four children; 2 stepchildren; eighteen grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and eighteen great-great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00am at Aberdeen Baptist Church in Pueblo. Opal was born in Lookeba, Oklahoma to David A. and Maude Gleaves. She had three brothers and one sister. She moved to New Mexico as a child where she later met and married Wilson S. Wood when she was sixteen. They were married 49 years and were blessed with four children. Wilson passed away on January 9, 1983. Opal married Walden W. Ingram a few years later and welcomed his two children into the family. They were married until Walden's passing in 2004. Opal blessed the lives of everyone who knew her. Her smile was contagious and lit up a room. Her goal was to brighten the day of those she saw. She would often sing, tell stories, and provide unlimited love to achieve it. She never ran out of hugs. She had the ability to make every one of her grandchildren feel like her "favorite". Her greatest joy was knowing her Savior and knowing that her children loved the Lord. She came from a legacy of hard work, cheerfulness, and love, and her life exemplified those qualities. She will be missed by her children, grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Daughter Leona and Sharky Baker of Phoenix, Arizona; their daughter Vicki and her husband David Chittenden and their four daughters and six grandchildren; their son Rick and his wife Lisa Baker. Son M. David and Sally Wood of Celina, Texas; their son David and his wife Sylvia Wood and their three children and one grandchild; their daughter Kristine Kemp and her two sons; their son Ronald and his wife Cheri Wood and their two children. Son Allen and Linda Kay Wood of Pueblo, Colorado; their son Brett and his wife Denise Wood and their three children; their son Brett and his wife Peggy Wood and their two children. Daughter Linda and Joe Musso of Pueblo, Colorado; their son Christopher and his wife Emily Musso and their five children; their daughter Lori and her husband Jim Schroath and their three children; their daughter Tiffany and her husband Ryan Decker and their two children. Eileen and Dale Krumm of Idaho; their daughter Rhonda and her husband Mical Hitesman and their two children and one grandchild; their daughter Bobbi and her husband Rod Krohn and their two children and seven grandchildren; their daughter Becci Krumm and her two children and two grandchildren; their daughter Melanie and her husband Don Hensman and their two children; their son Michael and his wife Jennifer Krumm and their three children. Wayne and Laurell Ingram of Idaho and their three children.

Inman, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Inman - Chronicle News - January 27, 2009 - Evelyn M. Inman, age 99, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on January 25, 2009. She was born in Las Animas, Colorado on November 1, 1909 to Dolly E. (Slater) and John W. Benton. Her greatest love and joy in life was caring for family. Preceding her in death are parents, Dolly and John, husband, Frank Inman, daughter, Joyce Inman, sister, Thora Gooden. Survivors are grandchildren, David (Marie) Holman, Trinidad, Toni Holman, Salem, Oregon, Franklin Holman, Denver, great granddaughter, Elisha Holman, great-great- grandchildren, Alyssa Hernandez and Samuel Hernandez, nieces and nephews Dolly Jo (Thomas) Trocki, John (Geraldine) Gooden, and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Ken Espinoza, Ken Asevedo, Frank Luna, Paul Mattorano, Tom Espinoza and Mel Williamson. Family may be contacted at the Holman residence. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Intagliata, Janis
Janis “Jan” (nee Ripley) Intagliata - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2015 - Janis “Jan” (nee Ripley) Intagliata, passed peacefully at age 66 on Feb. 13, 2015, and is finally free of the prison of Alzheimer’s. Born June 20, 1948, in Grand Junction, Colo., to Calvin Ripley and Pauline (nee Perrin) Ripley, who both preceded her in death. Jan is survived by husband, Edward Intagliata; and loving daughter, Cari (Steve) Rioux; and son, Trae Lewis; grandchildren, Caleb Lewis, Trevor Lewis, Kapri Hightower, Levi Lewis and Grace Lewis; brothers and sister, Gary (Joan) Ripley, Kay (Chris) Spinuzzi and Rick (Dawn) Ripley. She was loved by her step-mother, Elaine Ripley; and was a daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Jan’s heart and home were always open to all people and animals. Visitation and memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. May 16, 2014, at the Ethical Society of St. Louis. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, 573-636-2424.

Ireland, Agnes Marie
Agnes Marie Ireland - Wet Mountain Tribune - December 27, 1973 - Funeral services were held for Agnes Marie Ireland, late of Canon City, Dec. 20. She died Dec. 16 at the age of 93. Services were held at the Church of the Assumption with Father James Mahrer officiating. Pallbearers were Floyd Kattnig, Clarence Schneider, Frank Schneider, William Lange, Leroy Rusher and Fred Vahldick. Mrs. Ireland was born Jan 2, 1880 at La Porte City, Iowa. She had been a resident of Canon City the past three years and of the state for 17 years. She was a housewife by occupation and a member of the Catholic church. She was married Dec. 19, 1904 to William F. Ireland. He preceded her in death in 1939. Survivors include children, Marie A. Brandenburg of Westcliffe; Josephine M. Falk, LaVeta; Frances E. Schwartz, Alamosa; Willfred Ireland, and Catherine C. Wolfe, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa. 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Maurice F., who was killed during World War II, two brothers and four sisters. Burial was at Assumption cemetery.

Ireland, Maurice
Maurice Ireland - Wet Mountain Tribune - May 4, 1945 - Lieut. Maurice Ireland Killed in Action - Lieut. Maurice Ireland, former Custerite, was killed in action on Luzon Island April 13, according to word received by relatives here late last week. Lieut. Ireland entered the Army May 28, 1942 at Los Angeles, California, receiving his basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He was selected for officer’s training and entered the OCS at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma in November, 1942, being commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the artillery April 15, 1943. He went overseas in June, 1943, serving in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, New Hebrides, and the Philippines, landing in the latter islands early this year. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant last summer. Born in Fulton, Wyoming, April 18, 1913, he moved to Custer county with his parents in the ‘20s, and was a graduate of CCHS, being a member of the Class of 1931. Following his graduation, he assisted his father with the mail route between Westcliffe, Silver Cliff and Rosita for a number of years. Later he was employed by Safeway Stores, working in the local store and then at Florence and Monte Vista for about three years prior to entering the Army. Possessed of a pleasing personality, “Mose” made numerous friends wherever he went. . . friends who will sincerely regret the news of his death. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Agnes Ireland, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a brother, T/5 Wilfred Ireland, who is serving overseas; and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Wolfe, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Mrs. Emil Schwarz, of Alamosa, Mrs. J. W. [Josephine] Falk, of La Veta, and Mrs. W. J. [Marie] Brandenburg, of Westcliffe.

Ireland, Wilfred E.
Wilfred E. Ireland - Wet Mountain Tribune - July 30, 1987 - Former Resident Dies in Iowa at 871 - Former valley resident Wilfred E. Ireland died Thursday, July 16, 1987 of cancer at Covenant Medical Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was 71. Mr. Ireland lived in Custer County from 1928 to 1942, when he left to go into military service. He was born Jan 11, 1916 in Fulton, Wyoming to William F. and Agnes M. Trost Ireland. He married Mary R. Greiner on July 12, 1947, in Grundy Center, Iowa. He worked for Waterloo Industries in Iowa until 1976 when he retired. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Carolyn A. Burvee of Waterloo, Iowa; four grandchildren; and four sisters, Marie Brandenburg of Westcliffe, Josephine Falk of LaVeta, Frances Schwartz of Hays, Kansas, and Catherine Wolfe of Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant sons, Maurice, Gene and John, and a brother, Maurice. Services were held Saturday, July 18, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Columbus High School, the Cedar Valley Hospice or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, all in Cedar Falls.

Irons, Earl W.
Earl W. Irons - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 15, 2003 - Earl W. Irons passed away May 13, 2003 at the age of 84, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born in Swastika, NM on January 12, 1919 to William and Hazel (Conn) Irons. Earl attended elementary schools in Trinidad and Trinidad High School. He was a truck driver and entered the U.S. Army in 1941. Earl received a Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Service Arrowhead for participating in the initial attack of the Southern Philippine Campaign. He also received four Bronze Battle Stars for participating in the East Indies, Papua, New Guinea and South Philippine campaigns. Ear was honorably discharged May 21, 1945. After his enlistment, Earl worked for the State Highway Department and numerous trucking firms in Wyoming and Colorado until his affiliation with Star Texaco Oil Company where he spent many years until his retirement. Earl was united in marriage to Dorothy (Kerby) Jones on September 5, 1954 in Trinidad, Colo. His wife Dorothy passed away in September of 2000 and he was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Bob and Russell Irons, and sister Lucille Van Arsdale. Survivors include stepchildren Helen (John) Veltri, Don (Irene) Jones, and Roberta Jones, four grandchildren Bruce (Diane) Veltri, Cindy Rhoads, Shelly Jones, and Greg (Kerry) Jones, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Margaret Lea, Bertha (Jim) Hestiuman, Dorothy Irons and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service for Earl will be held on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 200 S. Walnut, Trinidad, Colo. with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Arrangements are made under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Irons, Frank
Frank Irons – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1911 – Mr. Frank Irons died Monday in the hospital in Pueblo. His wife and family have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

Irons, James
James Irons – Walsenburg World – December 5, 1901 – Pictou – Last Sunday evening occurred the death of little James Irons. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Walsenburg on Monday afternoon.

Irvin, Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis Irvin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2016 - Paul Lewis Irvin, 35, passed away unexpectedly May 17, 2016. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Adolph Herman. Paul is survived by his mother, Norma (Lance) Verhoeff; father, Carey Irvin; two brothers, Mark (Nadine) Irvin and John Irvin; uncles, Edward (Cindy) Herman and Daniel Herman; grandmother, Marylyn Herman; and many other relatives. Paul graduated from Lamar High School in 1999, and CSU Engineering Department in Fort Collins. He also was an Eagle Scout. Donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America through the funeral home office. Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Inurnment at a later date. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Irwin, Michael
Michael Irwin - Chronicle News - July 21, 2006 - Search ends for missing person - Local Search and Rescue teams discovered the body of a Stonewall man on Thursday who had been reported missing on July 15. Coroner Rob Bukavak identified the man as Michael Irwin, 44, and ruled the death an apparent suicide. Stonewall Fire Protection District team members discovered the body near the base of the stone wall formation, about 250 yards from Highway 12 in Stonewall, Thursday afternoon.

Isbell, Paula LaVon
Paula LaVon Nabors Isbell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2016 - Paula LaVon Nabors Isbell, 56, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 9, 2016. She was born March 3, 1960, in Cortez, Colo., to the union of Arzie R. and Athena (Jeffcoat) Nabors. Her father preceded her in death; along with a brother, Robert Wayne Nabors; and husband, Tim Smith. Paula was an excellent wood carver and cook. She was the caregiver of her mother and daughter, Crissy. She had a heart of gold and would do anything to help. She would give you her shirt off her back. Most of all, she loved being with her family. Paula is survived by her mother, Athena Nabors; her children, Clint (April) Isbell, Amanda Isbell, Crissy Isbell; grandson, Josiah Martinez; siblings, Lydia (Harold McClure) True, Jimmy (Ann) Nabors, Billy (Gina) Nabors, LaVene (George) Chinea and Rusty Nabors; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, noon Monday, Rye Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St., Rye, Colo., Pastor Greg Borden officiating. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bank of San Juan or at the funeral in Paula’s name.

Isbester, Julia
Julia Ann Isbester - Pueblo Chieftain – August 23, 2014 - Julia Ann Isbester, 86, passed away Aug. 16, 2014. Survived by son, Rusty Isbester; daughter, Peggy Isbester-Smith; twin sister, Peggy Dillon; grandchildren, Peggy and Michael Isbester and Morganna and Vincent Smith; great-grandson, Lakota Isbester; sister-in-law, Alma Dillon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Bill; parents; brothers, William and Robert Dillon. Julia was born to Sibbel and Bill Dillon on Feb. 25, 1928, in Denver, Colo. She was a teacher with District 60 for over 45 years. Julia enjoyed gardening, her animals and most of all, her family. Viewing followed by service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Isenhart, Jerry
Jerry Isenhart - Canon City Daily Record - July 10, 2015 - Mr. Jerry Russell Isenhart of Canon City, CO, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the age of 62. Jerry was born to parents Jack and Evelyn Isenhart on November 22, 1952 in Laurenburg, NC. He grew up as the middle child of five and attended Whidefield High School. In 1976, he graduated from the police academy in Trinidad, CO and took a position as a police officer with Kremmling and then the Minturn Police Department. In 1990, Jerry moved to Belmont, California to start a new career with United Airlines. Jerry married in 1976, and the couple had two children. In 1991, Jerry married his present wife Marilyn. Jerry worked as an aircraft mechanic until his retirement in 2001. He then took on several hobbies in the garage and around town. Jerry is survived by his wife, Marilyn Isenhart; daughter, Carolyn Isenhart-Tucker; his sons, Joseph Nannery Zebulon Isenhart; his brothers, John and Jack Isenhart; four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Evelyn; his sister, Linda Fey; and his brother Richard Eugwing. A memorial service will be performed and be open to the public at Harwood Chapel - 516 N. 10th Street, Canon City, CO 81212; July 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. The family is grateful for your condolences; the family declines flowers and would appreciate donations be made to Saint Thomas More Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.

Isenhart, Patricia Kaylene
Patricia Kaylene Isenhart - Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home - January 18, 2015 - Patricia Kaylene, nee Inman Isenhart, 68, born May 2, 1946 in Trinidad, CO, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois. Patricia was a retired CNA and a Unit Secretary for over 46 years at Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Belleville Women's Club. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, John Inman and Dolly, nee Baker, Inman Peters. Surviving are her loving children, Deborah (Niel) Evans and Angela (Dean) Flach; grandchildren, Stephanie Evans, Courtney Evans, Kaleigh Evans, Lena Flach, Malia Flach and Tayton Flach; siblings, Richard (Mary Jo) Inman and Valeta (Virgil) Henseik, also, survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives, family and friends. Memorials in Patricia's memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Foundation. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, on Monday, January 19, 2015. Interment in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois. Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Isenhour, Jack E.
Jack E. Isenhour - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2017 - Jack E. Isenhour, 90, passed away Jan. 29, 2017. Survived by his children, Kathryn (Greg) Musso and Steven (Melanie) Isenhour; grandchildren, Krysta Musso and Trystan Isenhour. Preceded in death by his wife, Beverly C. (Beach) Isenhour; parents; brother, Eugene Isenhour; and granddaughter, Kayleigh Musso. Jack was born to Clarence and Kathryn Isenhour on Jan. 23, 1927, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a WWII Navy veteran and a public educator for 36 years. His education career began in Scottsbluff, Neb., and then he and Beverly moved to Pueblo in 1953. He became the first principal of Benjamin Franklin Elementary and later served as executive director of elementary education. He retired from School District 60 in 1984. Jack was a member of PEA, CEA, NEA, Phi Delta Kappa, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Ascension Episcopal Church, having served in many capacities for over 50 years. He was one of the founding organizers and executive secretary of the Colorado High School All-State Games and treasurer of Pueblo Republican Central Committee. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St. Inurnment, Ascension Episcopal Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Episcopal Memorial Fund.

Ishii, H.
H. Ishii – Walsenburg World – June 11, 1907 – Frank Mauro Kills Jap – Sunday evening about 6 o’clock Frank Mauro, who runs a saloon at Sunnyside, shot and killed a Jap. The Japs came in the saloon about 10 in number and got several drinks. After paying for the last round they called up another Jap who took a bottle of beer. This they did not pay for. Mauro called their attention to the fact that they had not paid, but the leader of the crowd immediately claimed that they had settled for all they got, and Mauro immediately let the matter drop. But the Japs did not. They began abusing Mauro, and he finally ordered them out of the house. They refused to go, but instead formed a wedge and attempted to rush behind the bar. Mauro told them to keep back or he would shoot. They, however, continued their threatening advance when Mauro pulled the gun and shot the leader. The dead Jap went by the name of Ishii – that was the only name he was known by and even the only name that appeared on the payroll. The circumstances indicated a clear case of self-defense. Walsenburg World – June 14, 1907 – About 30 Japanese attended the funeral of their leader, H. Ishii which was held Tuesday afternoon. Ritualistic exercises were conducted by Rev. Wood and burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Ito, Y.
Y. Ito – Walsenburg World – October 28, 1909 – Y. Ito, a Japanese miner was killed by fall of rock at Primrose last Friday. The rock fractured his skull from which injury he died. He was about 30 years of age.

Iuppa, Barney
Barney Iuppa - Chronicle News - August 22, 2016 - Barney Iuppa beloved husband to Charlyn and loving father to Vincenzo and Gianna passed away August 12th. He is survived by his sister Janice and brother Gaetano. Born in 1948 in Trinidad, Colo. he attended University of Denver, had a successful career as an attorney, judge and District Attorney of El Paso county. A celebration of life will be held August 28th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, 215 S Tejon St. In lieu of flower please send memorial donations to Safe Passage, or the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance at

Iuppa, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. “Betty” Iuppa - Chronicle News - December 12, 2007 - Elizabeth A. “Betty” Iuppa, age 82, passed away at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Co. on December 9, 2007. She was born to Vera (Killen) and Robert Topping on May 15, 1925 in Ravenwood, Colorado. On February 15, 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Barney Iuppa at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Betty was an avid bowler. She liked to solve crossword puzzles and enjoyed reading and keeping up on current events. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with whom she loved spending time with. Preceding her in death are parents, Vera and Robert Topping, husband Barney Iuppa, infant son Ronald James Iuppa, brothers Joseph, Henry, Robert and Ed Topping and sister Anna Hurtado. Survivors are children, Barney (Char) Iuppa, Co. Springs, Co., Gaetano (Pam) Iuppa, Aurora, Co., Janice (Chris) Kokjohn, Trinidad, Co., grand-children, Teddy (Tara) Gonzales, Denver, Co., Luigi Iuppa, Denver, Co., Tamara Gonzales, Denver, Co, Vincenzo (Courtney) Iuppa, Columbia, Missouri, Gianna Iuppa, Portland, Oregon, great-grandchildren Marissa Gonzales, Riley Gonzales, Lorenzo Talcott, brother Archie (Mary) Topping, Denver, Co., sister Vera Haynes, Springfield. Missouri, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2007 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 12:15PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Harry Sayre Senior Citizen Center, 1222 San Pedro, Trinidad, Co. 81082, in Elizabeth's memory. The family may be contacted at 1421 San Juan St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Iuppa, James Al
James Al “Jim” Iuppa - Chronicle News - October 12, 2009 - James Al “Jim” Iuppa, 54, passed away unexpectedly at home on October 7, 2009. He was born in Raton, New Mexico on January 20, 1956, to A.J. and Marilyn (Budd) Iuppa. Lifetime resident of Trinidad, Jim graduated from Trinidad High School and Trinidad State Jr. College. Upon graduation, he was employed at Trinidad State Junior College in the Maintenance Department where he was a valued employee until his retirement in July 2006. On October 24, 1987, he was united in marriage to Diana K. Mitchell. He was a very loving husband, father, son and brother and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, C.E. “Shorty” and Sarah Budd, Albert Sr. and Clara Iuppa, and infant brother. Survived by loving wife of 22 years, Diana (Mitchell) Iuppa; daughters, Courtney, Candice and Colleen, all of home address; parents, A.J. and Marilyn Iuppa, Trinidad; brother, Jerry (Jean) Iuppa, Trinidad; mother-in-law, Beverly Mitchell, Pueblo; father-in-law, Roy (Jane) Mitchell, Trinidad; brother and sister-in-laws, Angela (Marvin) Fleming, Raton, N.M.; Chris (Amy) Mitchell, California; nieces, Allison and Lauren Iuppa and Beven and Amy Fleming; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Jim was talented in many ways and was good at everything he did. He was a gifted woodworker and craftsman. He had a strong work ethic and took pride in a job well done. For many years, he owned and operated Fisher’s Peak Enterprises. He was a member of the Trinidad Round Up Association for several years and was also an active volunteer in the local 4-H community. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, boating, traveling and helping his daughters with numerous 4-H and FFA projects. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Following the services, family and friends will be received in the Pioneer Room at the TSJC Student Center. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund has been set up for the daughters of Jim Iuppa at International Bank of Trinidad. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Iuppa, Marilyn J.
Marilyn J. Iuppa – Chronicle News – May 5, 2015 – Marilyn J. Iuppa, age 82, passed away at Mt. San Raphael Hospital on May 2, 2015. Rosary will be recited Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. At her request cremation with private inurnment. Complete obituary to follow. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News – May 6, 2015 – Marilyn J. Iuppa passed away at Mt. San Raphael Hospital on May 2, 2015. She was 82. She was born in Raton, New Mexico on March 23, 1933 to Sarah (Cooper) and Clarence Budd. She attended and graduated from Raton High School in 1951. Marilyn was united in marriage to Albert Iuppa Jr. at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church on November 28, 1953. She worked part-time for Griego Insurance until her retirement. She like country music, western dancing, and reading western books. She like the outdoors and tending to her rock garden. Marilyn loved being with her family and her traditional Sunday spaghetti dinners will be missed. Preceding her in death are parents Sarah and Clarence Budd and son Jim Iuppa. She is survived by husband A. J. Iuppa Jr. of home address, son Jerry (Jean) Iuppa, Trinidad, daughter-in-law Diana Lambeth, Trinidad, grandchildren, Courtney, Candace (Sebastian) Van Slyke, Colleen, Allison, Lauren, brother Clarence (Lily) Budd, Raton, New Mexico, sisters and brother-in-law, Josephine Montero, Trinidad, Mary Helen Galasso, Denver, Clara May (Sam) Regusa, Raton, New Mexico, Charlotte Iuppa, Trinidad, numerous nieces and nephews including special niece Lucy (Carlos) Wren, Trinidad and many friends including special friends Mr. and Mrs. Ron Galasso. Rosary will be recited Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. At Marilyn’s request, cremation with private inurnment. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Iuppa, Rosemary
Rosemary Iuppa - Chronicle News - November 20, 2015 - Rosemary Iuppa, age 85, completed the last leg of her life journey on November 19, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She began her journey in Delagua, Colorado on October 27, 1930 as the baby daughter of Lucy (Deluca) and Pete Montera. She spent her early years in Delagua growing up in a coal camp as a coalminer’s daughter. As she was to begin high school, her family moved to Trinidad. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1948. Her early adult years were spent working as a secretary and later as a bank teller at Trinidad National Bank. On June 10, 1951 she was united in marriage to James Iuppa. From this point forward she dedicated her life to creating a home which provided a strong foundation for raising a family. She was an excellent seamstress creating many of her own clothes and those of her daughters. Rosemary enjoyed cooking and baking, entertaining many family and friends at her table. The array of cookies she would bake for Christmas, daughters’ and granddaughters’ weddings were a work of art. In her later years always open to learning something new, she was introduced to quilting by her niece Carol Sola and went on to create beautiful heirlooms for her grandchildren. Rosemary was a strong woman of faith. As a member of New Life Fellowship, she studied God’s word every day and applied His teachings to every aspect of her life. She was a prayer warrior with many family members calling on her in their time of need. Rosemary was courageous and bold in her witness of what her Lord Jesus had done in her life. Through her faith, she was victorious during her last trial of life as she grew even closer to Him. She modeled the spirit of volunteerism for her daughters and others. While they were younger, she volunteered with PTA and Girl Scouts supporting their activities. Later, Rosemary served as a volunteer for the Colorado Welcome Center for 22 years contributing 9000+ hours helping visitors to Colorado become acquainted with the sites and events of her beloved state. As Grandmother and Grami, she relished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosemary never missed a major life event from births and birthdays, to graduations and weddings. And there were many small moments in between dispensing wisdom about life’s journey. Preceding her in death is husband, Jim, parents, Lucy and Pete Montera, and brother Charles. She is survived by daughters LouAnn Dekleva (Joe) and Regina Ingram (Denny), grandchildren Cara McLean (Ed), Gregor Dekleva (Julia), Jaime Hinrichs (Matt) and Jenna Roe (Heath) and great-grandchildren Delaney and Kallan McLean, Eli and Teegan Roe, and Addison Hinrichs, brother Frank Montera (Kendel) and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Gregor Dekleva, Ed McLean, Heath Roe, Matt Hinrichs, Fred Sola and Dennis Montera. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests, donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 328 Bonaventure Avenue, Suite C, Trinidad, Colo. 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ivan, Ronald W. Sr.
Ronald W. Ivan Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2017 - Ronald W. Ivan Sr. departed this life on Oct. 2, 2017, at the age of 90, with his family at his side. He was predeceased by parents; 10 siblings; and granddaughter, Katie Pocius. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Connie; six children, Mary Jo (Randy) Pocius, Judy (Tania Garcia), Prim (Robin), Ron Jr. (Alysia), Steve (Elaine) and John (Sue); 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous extended family also survive. A proud Central Wildcat, he often recalled playing football on the 1944 state championship team and serving in the Navy aboard a ship stationed in the Philippines. His career included coaching football at Pueblo Catholic High and Colorado College. He taught social studies at Central High School and ended his career as Dean of Men at SCSC, now CSU-Pueblo. He enjoyed golfing and supporting his sons in their golfing endeavors. He taught catechism and was known for his excellent skills as a Proclaimer of the Word. Ron was a mentor to many throughout his time as an educator. Affectionately known as "the Curl," he recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends at the Primrose Retirement Center, where he lived for the last five years. Our sincere thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their attentive care and support to Ron and our family in the last month of his life. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial donations in Ron's name may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo., or to a charity of your choice.

Iverson, Neil Richard
Neil Richard Iverson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2017 - Neil Richard Iverson, 54, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on April 13, 2017. He was born Sept. 14, 1962, in Pueblo, to James and Esther Iverson. Preceded in death by his father, James Iverson. Survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Michelle (Douglas) Ford and Austin Iverson; mother, Esther Iverson; sister, Gail (Michael) Winger; grandson, Grey-son Ford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Neil enjoyed listening to music, working on cars, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Ivey, Daniel
Daniel Ivey - Broomfield Enterprise - July 8, 2009 - Daniel "Fred" Ivey, 78, a 10-year resident of Broomfield, died Dec. 9, after a long struggle with heart disease, diabetes, anemia and then pneumonia. He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Alamo, a coal camp near Walsenburg. He moved to Cañon City before he went to school. He graduated from Cañon City High School in 1948, and attended Western State College, before serving in the Army from 1951 to 1953.He married Donna Brummer in Cañon City in 1954.He worked for M.L. Foss Industrial Supply House in Denver for 29 years, where he progressed from order filler to purchasing manager and vice president of the Industrial Supply division before retiring. He loved his home and family, traveling and camping in his small Tiger motor home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred M. and Nellie Ivey of Cañon City. Survivors include his wife, Donna; three children, Connie Ivey-Pasche (Nick) of Seattle, Steven Ivey of Denver, and Linda Balogh (Frank) of Arvada, and three grandchildren, Kelley, Kyle and Tyler Balogh of Arvada. A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Gate 'n Green clubhouse in Broomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were handled by Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 9998 Grant St.

Iwatsu, Daniel
Daniel San Nicolas Iwatsu Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2017 - Daniel San Nicolas Iwatsu Sr., 77, passed away May 26, 2017. He was born April 30, 1940, in Guam to the union of Jose and Maria (Gogo) Iwatsu. Both preceded him in death, along with in-laws, and other family members. He retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service, attaining the rank of E-8. He enjoyed socializing with friends, going to bingo, fishing, camping and being in the great outdoors. Daniel leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Bertha (Montoya) Iwatsu; his children, Daniel (Melissa) Iwatsu Jr., Andrea Iwatsu, Ilene Vallejos, Nicole Iwatsu, Wendy Mae and Paul Iwatsu; seven grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren; siblings, Teresita (John) Kennard, Antonio (Chris) San Nicolas and Johnny San Nicolas; and many other family members and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. At his request, cremation with private family service.

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