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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Nabinger, Patricia
Patricia Nabinger - Chronicle News - July 8, 2011 - Patricia Nabinger of Gulnare, Co. passed away at home after a brief illness. She was 64. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 14, 1947 to Geraldine (Jaycox) and Theodore Russell. She and husband Jerry moved to Gulnare in 2006 where they have made their home. She enjoyed making crafts and embroidery. Patricia shared her talent of fantastic cooking and baking with her family and friends, whom she loved dearly. She was always there for everybody. She had a great sense of humor and kindness and will be missed. Survivors are husband of 36 years Jerry of home address, children Brad (Gaynell) Nabinger, Wash., Patrick Nabinger, home address Cindy Nabinger, ID, Dawn (Chris) Dempsey, home address, Sherry (Dale) Bierfeldt, Colo., Shelly Villarin, ID, 17 grandchildren, 1 great grandchildren, siblings Skip (Patti) Russell, Jeri (Jon) Thorne, Mike (Jeanine) Russell, David (Laura) Russell, Danny (Karen) Russell, Jimmy (Pam) Russell, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of many dear friends. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Spanish Peaks Inn, Gulnare, Colo. At her request, cremation with private inurnment at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Naccarato, Angie
Angie Naccarato - Chronicle News - January 6, 2015 - Angie Naccarato transitioned peacefully into her next journey on January 3, 2015. She was 90 years old. Angie was born on June 17 in Delagua, Colo. to James and Teresa (Tortorelli) Biundo. She was one of seven surviving children. She attended Trinidad schools. She assisted her family on the family farm and helped run the Biundo Sandwich Shop in Pueblo, Colo. On April 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Benny F. Naccarato. They had one girl, Marie. Bennie and Angie ran the Isis Theatre in Downtown Trinidad, along with the Naccarato family. After the theatre closed, Angie became a well-known fixture in Trinidad’s downtown retain community, working as a clerk at several local stores. She was employed at Jolten’s Department Store, Hausman’s Drug Store and Riverside Drug for several years. She retired from Riverside Drug when the store closed. She and Ben enjoyed their retirement together until Ben’s death in 1993. After that time, Angie began a new career, at age of 70 that greatly enriched the lives of children in Las Animas County. Angie became a teacher’s aide at Trinidad HeadStart through the Foster Grandparent program. “Grandma Angie” was loved by many children, many of whom continued to visit her long after their years at HeadStart. She was loved by staff and parents at the program as well. She had a special way with troubled and special needs children who blossomed and flourished under her love and kindness. She loved each of the children in her classes and they truly made Grandma Angie’s life as special as she made theirs. Angie was known in the community for her incredible baking ability. She was often asked by family and friends to bake her traditional Italian cookies for weddings, showers, and graduations. Her biscotti, wine cookies, kiflins and scaledes were legendary. She, along with family and friends, undertook the task baking cookies for the weddings of her granddaughters. With beaming pride, she made over 100 different types of traditional Italian cookies and pastries for both weddings, and amazing gesture that was treasured by her family and friends. And she had a special love for her grandchildren. She spent much time caring for and showering love upon her grandchildren. Her loving gestures were constant whether it meant spending time together, caring for them or having Sunday dinner on the table each week. Special love between Angie and her grandchildren and she will be greatly missed by them. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Benny, parents, James and Teresa Biundo, brother Nick Biundo and wife Sara, cherished brother, Joe Biundo and wife Olga, sister Mary Provenza and husband Frank, brother-in-law Wayne Hutchinson, mother and father in law Marie and Frank Naccarato, brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Ruth Naccarato, Mary and Silvio Caputo and Ray and Anna Mae Eccher, niece Florence Bumgardner and nephew Jimmy Biundo. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Espinoza and husband Daniel, granddaughters Pamela Baca and husband Robert, and still Dannette Giles and husband Erik, three great-grandchildren, Jaden Espinoza, Hallie Baca and Jaxon Giles, sisters Rose Biundo and Catherine Hutchinson, brother James Biundo and wife Antoinette. She is also survived by Sir cherished nieces and nephews and many friends including special friends Grandpa Tony Espinoza and the Espinoza family, grandma Mary Armijo and the Armijo family, Marie and Richard George, the Tortorelli and Naccarato families and her friends Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Comi Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. three citation of the rosary will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Donald Naccarato, Bill Naccarato, Frank Naccarato, Dennis Espinoza, Jerry Armijo, Paul Montero and Mike Guadagnoli. Family may be contacted at the Espinoza residence, 619 West Baca St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Naccarato, Isabel T.
Isabel T. "Sis" Naccarato - Chronicle News - October 27, 2009 - Isabel T. "Sis" Naccarato, 84, born March 15, 1925, passed away October 13, 2009. Survived by nieces, Verna Gail (Joe) Becker and Kathie Ann (Jim) DeWitt; great nephews, James (Stephanie) Murphy, Peter and William DeWitt and one great niece, Sara (Clint) Summers and great, great niece, Sadie Isabel Murphy, and a host of loving family and friends. Graveside services and interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2009 Services to conclude at graveside. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Naccarato, James I.
James I. Naccarato - Chronicle News - January 20, 2005 - James I. Naccarato, Arvada, Colo., passed away peacefully into God’s hands on December 30, 2004. James was born on February 6, 1922, in Trinidad, Colo. During his lifetime he enjoyed music, dancing, fishing; football games, gardening, he played the trumpet and performed with a local band in Trinidad; was a master carpenter, auto-parts salesman, retired press operator at the U.S. Mint, and a Veteran, U.S. Army (PFC), World War II Pacific Theater. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Thelma; daughters Verna Gail (Joseph) Becker and Kathie Ann (James) DeWitt; grandsons James (Stephanie) Murphy, Peter DeWitt and William DeWitt; granddaughter Sara (Scott) Bennett; great-grandson Holden Murphy; and sister Isabel Naccarato. Sister-in-law France (Robert) Austin; brother-in-law Gene (Mary) Cole; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and cousins. Rosary will be Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m., Olinger Crown Hill Tower of Memories Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7595 Federal Blvd., Westminster. Internment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Naccarato, Janice Marie
Janie Marie Naccarato - The Chronicle News - May 3, 2017 - Janice Marie Naccarato, age 91, passed away on April 28, 2017 in Walsenburg, Colo. She was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, on December 29, 1925 to Erma (Liesgang) and Bill Pervisky. In September of 1945, Janice was united to Ben Naccarato at Mt. Carmel Catholic church in Trinidad, Colo. She enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting, cooking and going boating whenever possible. Janice also liked to listen to the music of the Big Bands. Preceding her in death are parents Erma and Bill Pervisky, husband Ben Naccarato, infant daughter Erma Jean, three brothers Bill, Bob, and Charles Pervisky, several brothers and sisters in law. Survivors are children Susan (Robert) Burns, Pueblo, Ben Naccarato, Trinidad, Carol (Allen) Smith, Titusville, New Jersey, Bill Naccarato, Trinidad, sister Carol (Ron) Malles, brother Raymond Pervisky, sister in law Ann Pachelli, Trinidad numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 4, 2017, with Rosary at 9 a.m. at the Comi Chapel, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Frank Molinaro, Guido Pachelli, Anthony Naccarato, and Tony Pachelli. Active pallbearers are Bill Naccarato, Ben Naccarato, Robert Burns, Benny Naccarato, Steven Naccarato, and David Burns. Arrangements made under direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Naccarato, Josephine R.
Josephine R. Naccarato - Chronicle News - September 29, 2003 - Josephine R. Naccarato, age 75, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo., on September 26, 2003. She was born on October 9, 1927 to Lena (Dighera) and Emilio Verquer in Trinidad, Colorado. She graduated from Hoehne High School in 1943 at the age of 15 as class salutatorian. She was employed by Trinidad Electric as a meter reader during World War II and also worked for Frontier Power San Isabel Electric. She retired in 1993 as office manager from the City of Trinidad utility department. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, volunteering as a Eucharistic minister and money counter. She loved to bake and cook Sunday and holiday dinners, as well as crochet afghans for her family members. She was also a member of the Shamrock Club. She was married to John Naccarato on July 31, 1948. She was preceded in death by her husband John, parents Lena and Emilio Verquer, brothers Tony, John, and Dominic, father-in-law and mother-in-law Tony and Assunta Naccarato, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Minnie Verquer, Benny Naccarato, and Charles and Rose Scappucci. She is survived by daughter Sue (Jim) Hyso; son Anthony (Charlene) Naccarato; grandchildren Brian (Rachel) Makloski, Tory (Tina) Makloski, John, Tony, and Melissa Naccarato, Paul (Meri Dawn) Hyso, Todd (Geri Ann) Hyso; great-grandchildren Kayla, Taylor, and Angel Jo Makloski, Bayley and Riley Makloski; brother Joe (Jennie) Verquer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret Verquer, Janice Naccarato, Guy (Mary) Molinaro, Guido (Ann) Pachelli; special cousins Mary Antista and Carolyn Brunelli; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend Mary DeAngelis; and her breakfast club with whom she enjoyed breakfast after daily mass. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be Wednesday October 1, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren. Active pallbearers are Johnny Verquer, Tom Verquer, Dominic Verquer, Billy Naccarato, Guido Pachelli, and Frank Molinaro. Following the vigil rites the family can be contacted at 209 Spruce. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and donations be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Naccarato, Thelma M.
Thelma M. Naccarato - Chronicle News - March 24, 2008 - Thelma M. Naccarato, age 82, passed away on March 7, 2008. She is survived by two daughters Verna Gail (Joe) Becker and Kathie Ann (Jim) DeWitt, grandchildren James (Stephanie) Murphy, Sara (Clint) Summers, Peter DeWitt and William De-Witt, great-grandchildren Holden Murphy and Sadie Murphy, brother Gene (Mary) Cole, sister-in-law Isabel Naccarato, brother-in-law Robert Austin, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband James I. Naccarato. Visitation was at Crown Hill Mortuary on Saturday, March 16, 2008 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Services were held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Monday, March 17, 2008 at 9:30 AM. Interment was at Ft. Logan.

Nachman, Eunice F.
Eunice F. Nachman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2015 - Eunice F. Nachman, 96 1/2, formerly of Pueblo, passed away peacefully in her home in Mesa, Ariz., on May 7, 2015, with her two daughters, Nancy O’Brien and Marcia Latimer, and her son, Roger Nachman, by her side. Eunice was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Bill Nachman (4/15/1912 to 6/14/1996).

Nagelschneider, Larry Joe
Larry Joe Nagelschneider - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2016 - Larry Joe Nagelschneider, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 4, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Nagelschneider; parents, Roy and Doris Nagelschneider; in-laws, Edward and Stella Baca Sr. Larry is survived by his daughters, Francine (Julian) Romero, Florence Stewart; grandchildren, Kateri (Cristian Rodriguez) Nagelschneider, Jamie Stewart, Sonny Stewart and Dillon (Jessica) Stewart Sr.; great- grandchildren, Cristian Anthony Jr., Carlos Julian Rodriguez, Dillon Jr. and Sarah Viles; brother, Roger Alan (Pauline) Nagelschneider. Viewing prior to service, funeral service, 2 p.m., Friday, interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Naglich, Martin
Martin Naglich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2016 - Martin Naglich, 88, passed away Dec. 11, 2016. Survived by his wife, Charlene (Hill) Naglich; children, Sandra Wagle, Marlene (Ray) Edelstein and Mark (Angie) Naglich; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Naglich; and son-in-law, Jay Wagle. Martin was born to Martin and Blanche Naglich on July 16, 1928, in Starkville, Colo. He was an electrical contractor for the Pueblo Army Depot and owner of B&N Electric. Martin enjoyed traveling, grandchildren and family. Viewing, 10 a.m., followed by service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Nahra, Salim
Salim Nahra – Walsenburg World – February 7, 1918 – Man Killed Monday – Joe and Mike Riggio Held for Murder of Salim Nahra – Last Monday afternoon on W. Seventh St., Salim Nahra a young Syrian, 28 years of age was shot, killed and the body mutilated at the home of Joe Riggio, a Seventh Street merchant. Rumor says that the reason for the killing was Nahra’s attentions to a girl of the Riggio family. At the coroner’s inquest it was brought out that Nahra was at the Riggio home in response to an invitation of Mrs. Riggio. Shortly after Nahra entered the house shots were heard, and when the officers entered the house it was found that Nahra had been shot twice and his head mutilated with an ax or knife. Joe Riggio and wife and the son Mike Riggio are in jail awaiting the action of the court.

Najera, Mary
Mary Najera - Denver Post - October 30, 2002 - Mary Najera, 87, was born April 4, 1915 in Trinidad, CO, and passed away October 26, 2002. Wife of Phillip Najera; survived by her children, Rachel Vigil, Rosalie, Marie, Gina, John, and Frank Najera; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass, Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7595 Federal Blvd. Private Burial.

Nakagawa, Y.
Y. Nakagawa – Walsenburg World – August 7, 1906 – Y. Nakagawa, a Japanese miner, who was crushed to death at the Champion Mine last Saturday, was buried Sunday afternoon in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Wood conducted the funeral service.

Nallon, John P. (Mrs.)
Mrs. John P. Nallon – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1920 – Death of Mrs. Nallon – Died at LaVeta, Saturday, March 27, 1920, Mrs. John P. Nallon. Funeral services were held in Walsenburg, Tuesday, March 30, and the body was laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery of this city. Mrs. Nallon is survived by her husband and two children, John Patrick and Mary Gertrude. Mrs. Nallon was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller of the Huerfano. Walsenburg World – April 8, 1920 – Card of Thanks – I desire to express my sincere thanks to the many friends in Walsenburg and LaVeta who were so kind to me and my recent bereavement in the loss of my wife. I also wish to thank friends for the many floral gifts. John P. Nallon and family.

Naney, Claud Richard
Claud R. Naney - Huerfano World Journal - July 13, 2017 - Claud Richard Naney was born on July 29, 1926 in the now forgotten town of Alamo in Huerfano County and passed away July 5, 2017 in the city of Arvada. In between he was a combat veteran in World War II, a coal miner, and spent most of his working career as an electrician at CF&I. Preceding him in death was his loving wife Evangeline; his parents Felix and Etta; all his siblings Walter, Martha, Ethel, Felix Jr., and Ted. He leaves behind his daughter Niki (Paul) Smith and son Walter Naney. Per his request, his obituary will be kept simple and no services will be held. He was a good man and great husband and father. He will be missed

Napier, David
David L. Napier - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2016 - David L. Napier, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on, Nov. 5, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Napier; children, David Michael (Lisa) Napier, Kevin (Amy) Napier, Rachel Napier and Joseph Sancin; grandchildren, Ryan, Garrett, Courtney, Cole, Chloe, Jessica and Zack; great-grand-children, Cameron, Aiden, Gracie and Emry; 10 brothers and sisters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. David proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, for which he received a Purple Heart and also was a member of the Marine Corps League of Pueblo. He was the owner of the McDonald’s restaurants in Pueblo until his retirement. David also was the owner of multiple NASCAR race cars. Through his philanthropy, he touched the lives of numerous people not only in the Pueblo community, but throughout the country. His legacy will remain in the hearts of his family always. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001, with viewing at 9 a.m. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in David’s honor to the Marine Corps League Home of Heroes 1376, P.O. Box 3660, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Narajo, Juan (Infant Daughter of)
Infant Daughter of Juan DeDeus Narajo – Walsenburg World – August 12, 1897 – Died at Ute Valley, Colorado, August 8, 1897, the infant daughter of Juan DeDeus Narajo.

Naranjo, Cruz
Cruz Naranjo – Walsenburg World – August 11, 1903 – Last Sunday morning as someone was coming out of Cruz Naranjo’s place they discovered Mr. Naranjo sitting by the gate. On examination it was found that life was extinct. He had evidently dismounted from his horse the evening before while on his way home from Gardner and had died at his home gate. He was taken home and his family who were all away from home visiting relatives notified. Cruz was one of the oldest and most respected Mexicans of this vicinity and his loss will be deeply mourned by many.

Naranjo, Maria Pablita
Maria Pablita Naranjo – Walsenburg World – June 20, 1901 – Died on Bear Creek, Colorado, Monday, June 17, 1901, Maria Pablita Naranjo, age 54 years.

Naranjo, Raymond
Raymond Robert Naranjo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2015 - Raymond Robert Naranjo, 46, a lifetime Puebloan, slipped away Aug. 10, 2015. Raymond Naranjo He was born May 27, 1969, to Juanita and Robert Naranjo; both preceded him in death. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Annette; his children, Raymond (Jaime) Jr., Gilbert (Katie), Elijah and Justina (Tony) ; seven grandchildren, and a host of family and friends who loved Raymond dearly. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Saturday, Pueblo Christian Healing Church, 540 Alma, Pastor Damian Reeves officiating.

Naranjo, Shawn Thomas
Shawn Thomas Naranjo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2015 - Shawn Thomas Naranjo, 41, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Nov. 21, 2015. Shawn is survived by his children, Sarah Naranjo and Juan Naranjo; mother of his children, Branndi Montez; mother, Carol Naranjo; siblings, Erica Oliver and David Sanchez; grandparents, Felipe and Rachel Trujillo; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; close friend, Steve (Amy) Peteres; and stepfather, Ernest Sanchez. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service. His kids were his life, everything was secondary to them. He also loved his music, the Grateful Dead.

Nardella, Sherry
Sherry Nardella - Chronicle News - June 3, 2005 - Sherry Nardella, age 46, passed away June 1, 2005 in Pueblo, CO. She is survived by her children Tara (Jeff) Cartelli, Nicole Montera, and Todd Montera; and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.

Nardine, Ben
Ben Nardine - Chronicle News - March 7, 2005 - Ben Nardine, former Trinidad resident, passed away March 2, 2005. He was 98. Preceding him in death is wife, Geneva Nardine. Survivors are children, Mariann Poynter, Ben Nardine Jr., Louis Nardine, Gerald Nardine, Carl Nardine, Charles Nardine, Angelina Nardine; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Meals on Wheels Program, c/o H.R. Sayre Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro, Trinidad, Co. 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nardine, Joseph Leo
Joseph Leo Nardine - Huerfano World - March 13, 2016 - Joseph Leo Nardine was born Feb 18, 1921 and departed this life on March 11, 2016. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Verneice Giro Nardine and is survived by his daughter Patricia Zgut of Walsenburg; his grandchildren Bill (Paulette) Zgut of Limon, CO and Laralee (Mark) Taylor of Littleton, CO; and his great-grandson, Zander Taylor. Joe was born in Tollerburg, CO, the youngest son of Austrian immigrant parents, Dominic and Angelina Nardine. He was stationed during WWII in the Aleutian Islands, then returned home to Walsenburg where he found employment at Unfug Hardware where he worked as store manager for 50 years. He was very active in the community in early years as a Boy Scout leader, Army reserves Sergeant, and baseball player; later as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Elks, and VFW. For fun, he liked to restore old cars, tinker with clocks, and collect vintage toys. Those closest to him will always remember him as “Nono”. Memorial Service, will be on Saturday March 19 at 1 pm at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VA Nursing home (Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center).

Narvaez, Benjamin Anthony
Benjamin Anthony Narvaez - Chronicle News - May 27, 2014 - Benjamin Anthony Narvaez, a man of gentle humility, was born on March 4, 1917, in Roy, New Mexico, and peacefully joined our Lord on May 22, 2014 in Trinidad, Colorado. Preceding him in death were his parents, beloved wife Phyllis, daughter Annie, grandson Nicky and numerous other family members. Then worked on a ranch and attended school in Roy until the eighth grade, when he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps Program (CCC Camp). His vocational training included flood control for irrigation and the building of dams. The next chapter of his life began when he met and fell in love with his life partner, Phyllis Esquibel. They were married on January 9, 1939 and celebrated 67 years together before Phyllis peacefully joined our Lord in 2006. Ben and Phyllis relocated to Colorado in 1942. Ben worked at the Ramey and Valdez Coal Mines for almost 20 years. He was also employed at a local feed store and his last place of employment was Trinidad State Nursing Home from where he began his retirement. Ben enjoyed many retirement years with his many friends at Sayre Senior Center. He and Phyllis were faithful and devout Catholics and passed their Catholic faith onto their family. In earlier years they were parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ben, along with other men of the parish, built St. Joseph’s Recreation Hall where many of the Narvaez family gatherings were celebrated. Ben and Phyllis’s holy union was blessed with nine children, Margie, Annie, Angie, Vicky, Gertie, Frances, Ben Jr., Sue and Ed. He was a loving grandfather to 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He was a strong and fit handy man. He was a Jack of all trades and master of everything! He had a firm handshake with a gentle smile. He was generous, kind and many reaped the bounty of his gardening, fishing, jewelry making and pinon picking. He was lovingly called “Daddy,” “Dad,” “Papacito,” “Grandpa Vice,” “Gramps,” and “Grandpa-Ben-Ben.” He was a fun-loving man who enjoyed going for rides with the kids many of which ended at A&W to get gallons of root beer for root beer floats which accompanied his homemade stovetop popcorn with lots of butter! He was a teacher of kite flying, taffy pulls, making snow into ice cream and baking bisconchitos. The memories and lessons he taught us will always be treasured. We love him! We thank him! We will miss him, but we know in our hearts that we will one day reunite with him and his Phyllis, and our Lord! His life was one of appreciation for his many blessings! Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Nash, Lyle Eugene
Lyle Eugene Nash - Commerce City Sentinel Express - October 23, 2012 - Lyle Eugene Nash, 74, passed away Oct. 5, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Gaylord, Kan., and raised in Sterling. He married his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn, June 16, 1957. Lyle and Carolyn raised their family in the Denver/Fort Lupton area. Lyle worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 35 years, retiring in 1993. After his retirement, he and Carolyn moved to Walsenburg where they continued to pursue their hobby of photography, photographing Colorado wildlife and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Lyle is survived by his wife, one sister, Eileen Brockett, of Arvada; three children, Jackie O'Connor, of Walsenburg, Terry Nash (Christie), of Brighton, and Pam Dever (Kevin), of Platteville; daughter-in-law, Kris Nash, of Brighton; seven grandchildren, Justin (Stacey) Chamberlain, Jessie Chamberlain, Terry Nash (Megan), Kevin Nash (Shelby), Jill Nash (Mark Huerta), Nathan Dever (Brianna) and Ashley Dennis (Darrick), and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 12 at Boies-Ortega Mortuary in Walsenburg. -

Nasios-Perez, Theodora
Theodora Nasios-Perez - Denver Post - May 16, 2007 - Theodora "Teddy" Nasios-Perez, formerly of Denver, CO, Passed away peacefully, May 13, 2007 with her family at her side. Born Jan 5, 1937 in Trinidad, CO. Survived by her beloved husband Paul Perez, her children Deborah Ann (Robert) Maes, Demetri A. (Consuelo) Nasios, both of Denver, CO, Helen Rose (Kega) Nasios, of Phoenix, AZ. Four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday Angelus Chapel, noon until 4p.m. Funeral service Thursday Angelus Chapel, Pastor Charles Garcia, officiating. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Nava, Margarito
Margarito “Mike” “BeBop” Nava - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2015 - Margarito “Mike” “BeBop” Nava, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Petra; and grandsons, Tommy Jr. and Stephen. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary “Tiny” Nava; children, Mike (Margie), Tom Sr. (Joy), Linda (Tony), Allison (David), James and Duane (Kim); 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; siblings, John, Rachel (Manuel), Ruth (Ezekiel), Maxine, Mary Ellen and Zeke (Marceline); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Viewing prior to services. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Nava, Mary
Mary "Tiny" Nava - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2016 - Mary “Tiny” Nava, 78, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; daughter, Petra; grandsons, Tommy Jr. and Stephen. Tiny is survived by her children, Mike (Margie), Tom Sr., Linda (Tony), Allison (David), James and Duane (Kim); grandchildren, Leisha, Stephen, Jennifer (Tony), Chris, Tommy Jr., Louie, Tonilynn (Louie), Heidi (Jose), Rosalyn, Michael, Ryan, Will, James Jr. (Sarah), Jasmine, Adriana and Dominic; 29 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mike (Gloria) Vialpando; and numerous nephews, nieces, godchildren, extended family and friends. Tiny enjoyed watching the Broncos and “Days of Our Lives,” going to bingo and shopping. Tiny worked for Hustead’s Super Foods for over 20 years as the bakery manager. Tiny loved to dance to Mexican music and loved decorating her house for all holidays, especially Christmas. Tiny was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She always opened her home for family events and to any one of her children’s friends who needed a place to stay. She will be loved and missed by many. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following Mass. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Nava, Talo
Talo Nava - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2015 - Talo Nava, 91, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2015. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Flora; grandsons, Gary Sneed and Roman Nava; daughter-in-law, Pam Nava; son-in-law, Richard Sneed; parents, Pedro and Maria Nava; siblings, Eleuterio, Ruth, Pete, Charlotte, Eleanor and Lola. Survived by all 13 of his children, Dolly Sneed, Luther (Rita), Frances (Henry), Elifonso (Rose), Robert (Aggie), Lydia (Arthur) Trujillo, Susie (Clarence) Mondragon, Andy, Madelyn (Rodney) Schoch, Chip (Karyn), Brian, Timothy (Colleen) and Tracy (Rudolpho) Lopez; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; siblings, Margarito (Tiny), Rachel (Manuel) Martinez, Ruth (Zeke) Martinez, Maxine (Lionel) Chicas, Juan and Lena. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Talo was born on May 4, 1923, in Castle Rock, Colo., and was raised in Pueblo, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a ball turret gunner and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He married Flora Armijo on Dec. 7, 1942, and remained married to her until her death in September 2000. He was a lifelong employee and retiree of the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a devoted supporter of Centennial High School, from which all his children and many of his grandchildren graduated. He loved watching sports and television game shows. Most of all, he loved his family. Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, all held at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow burial at the church hall.

Navara, Joseph
Joseph Navara - Chronicle News - May 2, 2006 - Joseph Navara, age 87, passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. on April 28, 2006. He was born in Starkville, Colo. on October 14, 1918 to Santa (Montalbano) and Cipriano Navara. Joe served in the United States Army during WWII in the European Theatre. On April 19, 1947, Joe was united in marriage to Mary Jo Curro at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Co. He was employed as a miner for CF&I and Allen Mines until his retirement. Joe was a member of UMWA Local 9856. He liked the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and tending to his garden. He was also a creative woodworker. The thing that Joe loved the most was being a grandfather to his grandchildren. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by parents, Cipriano and Santa Navara; brothers, Nash, Vince, Louis, Carl and John Navara; sisters, Josephine Baradino, Rosie Montalbano, and Lena Kreger; father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Lena Curro. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Navara, Trinidad; son Joe (Linda) Navara, Pueblo West; daughter Toni Kaye (Bill) Volturo, Trinidad; grandchildren, Joe (Carla) Navara, Pueblo, Darla (Doug) Ooley, Pueblo, Kristy (Gino) Begano, Trinidad, Karrie (Buck) Apple, Trinidad, Mark (Trish) Masero, Pueblo; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ross (Genie) Navara, Trinidad, Cip (Mary) Navara, Pueblo; sister Josephine Juliano, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Sara Apple, Denver, Kay (John) Battistone, Trinidad, Marguerite Curro, Trinidad, Patty Navara, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and many dear friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2 from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 3, 2006 with recitation of the Rosary at 9:15AM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by Word and Communion Service at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Brother Harry Gonzales officiating. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Darla Ooley, Kristy Begano, Karrie Apple, Carla Navara, Kayla Ortiz, Carissa Begano, Jordan Apple, Adrianna Begano, Demi Apple, Sapphyre Loreto, Jesse James Begano, Trish Masero, Leah Bobchak, Brittany Masero, and Ben Ooley. Active pallbearers are Joe Navara, Gino Begano, Buck Apple, Doug Ooley, Josh Navara, Charles Navara, and Mark Masero. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Las Casa. The family can be contacted at 2624 Espinoza. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Navara, Mary Jo
Mary Jo Navara - Chronicle News - March 8, 2007 - Mary Jo Navara, age 85, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Co. She was born in Morley, Colorado to Lena (Cimino) and Joe Curro on November 16, 1921. On April 19, 1947, Mary Jo was united in marriage to Joseph Navara at Holy Trinity Church. She was employed as a cook at Mt. Carmel School for 9 years and Dairy Queen for 8 years until her retirement. She loved to cook and care for her family. The thing that Mary Jo loved the most was being a Grandmother to her grandchildren. Her kindness and loving ways will be missed by all who loved her. Preceding her in death are parents, Joe and Lena Curro, the love of her life husband Joe Navara, brother Dominic Curro. Survivors are son Joe (Linda) Navara, Pueblo West, daughter Toni Kaye (Bill) Volturo, Trinidad, grandchildren, Joe (Carla) Navara, Pueblo, Darla (Doug) Ooley, Pueblo, Kristy (Gino) Begano, Trinidad, Karrie (Buck) Apple, Trinidad, Mark (Trish) Masero, Pueblo, 12 great grandchildren, sisters Sara Apple, Denver, Kay (John) Battistone, Trinidad, sisters and brothers in law, Marguerite Curro, Trinidad, Jennie Novara, Trinidad, Cip (Mary) Navara, Pueblo, Josephine (Babe) Juliano, Trinidad., Patty Navara, Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews , other relatives and many dear friends including special friend Sheila Volturo, Trinidad.. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 9, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the La Casa Family may be contacted at the Volturo residence, 2624 Espinoza. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Navarette, Charlie F.
Charlie F. Navarette - Chronicle News - March 28, 2011 - Charlie F. Navarette, affectionately known as Peanuts, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on 23, 2011 March after a long battle with COPD. He was 60. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. on April 14, 1950 to Adeline Coca and Charles Navarette whom both preceded him in death. Charlie attended Holy Trinity Grade and Trinidad Catholic High Schools. He proudly served his country in the United States navy during the Vietnam Conflict. On June 3, 1992, Charlie was united in marriage to Mae L. Marquez in Trinidad, Colo. For a time, Charlie worked at the Chronicle News and then for Safeway for fifteen years. He liked to watch golf, was an avid Colorado Rockies fan and a diehard Denver Broncos Fan. He was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors are wife Mae of Aguilar, children, Michael Navarette, home address, Derek (Megan) Marquez, Aguilar Chuck Navarette, Trinidad, Melissa (Chris) Valdez, Trinidad, Daniel (Dawn) Navarette, Raton, Christopher Navarette, Trinidad, first wife Cecilia Navarette, Trinidad, grandchildren, Bryson, Tenika, Jordan, Christopher, Allison, Anthony, Abigail, Alyssa, Ariana, Jospeh, Zachary, Samuel and Lily, brothers Anthony Lopez, Trinidad, Robert Castillo, N.M. brothers and sisters in law, Mitchell (Mary) Marquez, Calif., Joe (Darlene) Marquez, Aurora, special friend Leo Avila, Aguilar. numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial Scriptural Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors to be conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Navarette, Ernest Lee
Ernest Lee Navarette - Chronicle News - June 1, 2010 - Ernest Lee Navarette, 66, of Trinidad, Colorado, played his last gig on May 26, 2010. He was born on January 9, 1944 in Trinidad, Colorado. A longtime Trinidad resident, everybody knew him by the music he loved to play and sing, which included country and western, oldies but goodies and Elvis. Ernie began playing music at the age of 15. Along with playing numerous years around the Trinidad area, he also played regionally in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Denver and Texas. This also included playing with his sons, which combined his loves: Music and his kids. In the mid 70’s Ernie had the opportunity to record a single with the band “Trinidad,” which received air play in Southern Colorado and New Mexico. Ernie loved being with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and reminiscing about old stories and laugh. He will be missed by all, but we will all carry special memories in our hearts. Preceding him in death are his beloved mother, Anna Duran; father, Andy Navarette; siblings, Tony Navarette, Albert T. Navarette, Josephine Moguez, Florence Barela and Charles Navarette. He is survived by his long time love, Debbie Mestas; sons, Ernie D. (Anna), Lenny (Denise); daughter, Debbie (Zack); step-son, Shone Mestas; grandchildren, Mallory, Erin, Nicholas, Andee, Taylor, Remi; brothers, Steve (Anna) Navarette, Ray Navarette, John (Beverly) Navarette, Gilbert (Geraldine) Aguilar; sisters, Helen (Leo) Trujillo, Katherine (Lazaro) Pacheco, Gloria (Mike) Sanchez, Martha (John) Duran, Mary (Ben) Mestas, Sophie (Bob) Rondo, Linda Duran; aunt, Beatrice Arguello; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends including best friends, John “Peach” Vigil and Sam Tafoya. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home. Celebration of his life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at First Christian Church with Pastor Cary Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Shone Mestas, Zach Frederick, Nicholas Cook, John “Peach” Vigil, Ray Torres and Arnold Duran. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Navarez, Phyllis M.
Phyllis M. Narvaez - Chronicle News - March 2, 2006 - Feliciana (Phyllis) Narvaez peacefully joined our Lord on February 27, 2006. She was a beautiful gift to Simonita (Garcia) and Eulogio Esquibel by her birth on June 5, 1922. Phyllis attended parochial school in New Mexico which laid the foundation for her great love of her Catholic Religion and the Catholic Church. She was very strict and persistent when it came to all members of her family receiving the sacraments and living their lives as devout Catholics. Phyllis was an active participant in the St. Joseph Altar Society which gave her excellent cooking skills a work out, and catering for many functions. She also was a member of the DCCW and was a Eucharistic Minister to the shut-ins at St. Joseph Parish. She enjoyed visiting with the home-bound. St. Joseph Church also shared in another of Phyllis’ talents; she was a superb seamstress who generously donated her skills to sewing altar cloths and drapes, priests’ stoles, white robes for the altar boys and girls, baptismal garments and general mending of the priest’s clothes. Phyllis added another great love to her life by her Holy Union with Benito (Ben) Narvaez on January 9, 1939. Phyllis and Ben lovingly shared life and family together for 67 wonderful years. Their belief in the sacrament of marriage blessed them with nine children of whom they deeply loved and were extremely proud of: Margie, Annie, Angie, Vicky, Gertie, Fran, Ben, Sue, and Ed. Waiting to greet Phyllis in heaven were her parents Simonita and Eulogio; her daughter Annie; her sisters, Rosita, Eutemia, Isabel, and Rosalie; brothers, Frankie, Ivan, and Ambrose; also her great-grandchild Nicky Lucero. Phyllis will be deeply missed by her devoted husband Ben; children, Margie (Gene) Duran, Angie Narvaez and Jay Martinez, Victoria (Joe) Gonzales, Gertie (Anthony) Gomez, Fran (Mike) Bosso, Benjamin (Linda) Narvaez, Sue (Larry) Schlensker, Ed Narvaez and Larry Riba. Also brothers, Albert and Fred Esquibel; sister Dora Romero; sister-in-law Elsie Esquibel; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephew, cousins, and friends. Grandma “Vice”, as all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren sweetly referred to her, will always remember her warm home with the great smell of delicious food, cookies, fresh baked bread, candy, lots of toys, the whirl of her sewing machine, holidays filled with family and food! (Nobody left without eating something!) Recitation of the Holy Rosary with the visiting Blessed Mother Statue, her homemade jams, jellies, canned apples and, of course, her famous pickles that everybody so enjoyed! (Made with homegrown Narvaez cucumbers tenderly cultivated in their own garden!) Oh, and her constant reminder to return the bowls with the mark of Zorro! Phyllis was a quiet woman and she believed that every person should set a good example for others to follow and her life was her way of expressing and teaching this to her family. Yo te quiero mucho! Go with God... Funeral will be Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the Funeral Mass, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph’s Hall. Honorary Pallbearers are Patrick Romero and Benjamin Narvaez III. Active Pallbearers are Anthony Gomez, Larry Riba, Ryan Bosso, Kelly Gonzales, Curtis Romero, and Jeremiah Schlensker. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Navarrete, Joaquina
Joaquina "Jackie" Navarrete - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 2017 - Joaquina "Jackie" Navarrete, 25, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 8, 2017. Preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Leal. Survived by grandparents, Leandro and Sara Herrera; siblings, Rogelio, Liana Herrera and Mario Navarrete. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Navarro, David
David “Bear” Navarro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2015 - David “Bear” Navarro, 63, passed April 7, 2015. See full obituary at David “Bear” Navarro, 63, passed April 7, 2015. Romero Funeral Home - April 15, 2015 - Bear "Oso" David Navarro, age 63, passed away at his home in Westminster, Colorado on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was born on September 17, 1951 in Pueblo, Colorado to Adrian and Belen Navarro. Bear was preceded in death by his parents Adrian and Belen and brother in-law Dennis Montoya. He is survived by his daughter; Elena (Jemal) Duran, his siblings; Nancy Montoya, Edward (Trudy) Navarro, Esteban Navarro, John (Cindy) Navarro, Mary (Paul) Hester, Fred Navarro, Sara (Amy) Navarro and Charles Navarro. 3 Grandchildren; Maya, Tahji and Christiano Duran, many nieces and nephews and his beloved canine companion Missy. Bear attended the University of Colorado and earned a degree from Metropolitan State College in Technical Management as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree from Front Range Community College in Electronic Technology. He retired from Rocky Flats and spent many years as a representative for the Steel Workers Union of America AFL-CIO-CLC Local Union 8031. Bear loved music reading, sports, traveling, camping and walking his dog Missy daily. His friends, family, and close neighbors will dearly miss him. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at Spirit of Christ Catholic Church, 7400 West 80th Avenue in Arvada, Colorado, 80003, with reception to follow.

Nave, Dave
Dave Nave - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2015 - Dave Nave, 87, died on Dec. 6, 2015, at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Center in Walsenburg, Colo. Dave Nave was born the youngest of 17 children in Wann, Okla., in 1928, to Ulysses G. Nave and Maude Foster Nave. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornie Mabel Nave. He is survived by daughter, Dianna (Leonard Jr.) Nave-Woodson; his grandchildren, Leonard (Tonya) Woodson III, Arri Woodson and Dave (Meaghan) Woodson; great-grandchildren Gavin, Ian, Olivia, Julia and Izaiah. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Dave Nave retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 30-plus years of service. Dave served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing and training hunting dogs. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 10, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Nave, Frances
Frances Nave - Chronicle News - December 30, 2016 - Frances Nave passed away in Andrews, Texas on December 7, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born on January 29, 1924 to Luisa (Acosta) and Alfredo Pando who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by husband Francisco T. Nave, two sons Juan and Frank Nave, two brothers, Albelardo and Albert Pando and sister Yolanda Carrasco. She was affectionately known as Panchita or Grandma Chita and was admired as the matriarch of her family and siblings. Frances was dedicated to her family and grandchildren and loved them unconditionally. Survivors are sons Alfredo (Natalie) Pando, Trinidad, Felix (Cordie) Nave, Texas, Jorge Nave, Texas, daughter Mary (Armando) Gutierrez, Texas, three brothers, one sister, fifteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and thirty-one great-great-grandchildren. Services and interment were held in Kermit, Texas. Comi Funeral Home

Neal, Leo Albert
Leo Albert Neal - Huerfano World - June 9, 2016 - Leo Albert Neal, age 75, was presented to his Heavenly Father by His Son Our Lord Jesus Christ on June 3, 2016. Leo was born in Greensburg, PA on October 9, 1940. He served his country as a radar technician in the US Navy. Leo was a general contractor, maintaining his carpentry skills throughout his life. He married his “honey”, the love of his life, Mary Ellen Pineda, on June 21, 1989. They were blessed with 27 years of marriage. Leo was an ordained minister. He was called to minister God’s word at Arrowhead Correction Center, Cañon City, CO. He and his wife led Bible studies for 11 years and he was chaplain for four and a half years. He continued his sharing of God’s word until his death, touching the lives of many with his encouragement and love. Leo worked for Nobel-Sysco as a truck driver in Denver and on a southern Colorado route. He moved to Cotopaxi, CO where he joined the Cotopaxi Community Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and participating in several ministries. He enjoyed wonderful fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ and he was greatly blessed with their love and friendship. Words cannot express the heartfelt gratitude of his wife and family for the wonderful outpouring of love, help, and support from the church family, the staff at Skyline Ridge Rehab Center in Cañon City, and Phyllis K. Hall, R.N. and the staff from Frontier Hospice. Survivors rejoicing with him are his wife of 27 years, Mary Ellen Neal of Cotopaxi, CO; his daughters Gerry Lynn Mason of Denver, and Karen Lee Schmidt of North Carolina; his brother David (Marie) Neal of Jeanette, PA; sister Janet (Danny) Crowell, and their daughter, Lori Lee of Denver; as well as eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ralph and Juanita Cravens of Broomfield, CO. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Leo A. Neal, Sr. and Ruth Spinelli Neal; and by his mother-in-law, Clara Pineda. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Cotopaxi Community Church, Cotopaxi, CO. Memorial service will be held at Cotopaxi Community Church, on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2pm. Interment will be at Sandy Arroyo Cemetery, west of Walsenburg, CO in the vicinity of the Navajo Estates Properties, at a later date.

Neari, Marilyn
Marilyn Rita Neari - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2017 - Marilyn Rita Neari, 87, passed away peace-fully on Friday, March 31, 2017. Born on Jan. 24, 1930, to Raymond and Dolores Baumhofer in Jordan, Minn. Preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rosemary Brower and brother-in-law, Jerry Brower. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Neari; children, Mary Rae (Mack) Staton, Philip (Pamela) Neari, Patrick Neari, Paul (Debra) Neari and Gina (Vince) Benfatti. Marilyn and John have 11 grandchildren, John (Maria) Staton, Timothy (Lorraine) Staton, Marie (Aaron) Ligon, Gina (Andrew) Kelly, Joseph Neari, Jacob Neari, Nicholas Neari, Anthony Neari, Francesca Neari, Vinnie (Stephanie) Benfatti and Angela (Shane) Moore. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Philip, Teddy, Maison and Grady. Marilyn is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including her close niece, GerriAnn (Barb) Brower; and close nephews, Jim Brower and Gary Neari. Marilyn devoted her life to her family. She spent countless hours cooking, baking and sewing for her children. She attended every sporting event, debate, concert or activity in which her children participated. Her children and their success and happiness was her ultimate achievement. Marilyn donated her time to Christ the King Parish, first as a home economics teacher in the Catholic school, then as a member of the Parish Council and choir. She also served many years as a board member of the Family Counseling Center. Club memberships included USC Faculty Women and the USC Library Guild. Education was very important to Marilyn and she led by example. She attended St. Catherine College in St. Paul, Minn., and then completed her education at St. Cloud Teachers College, St. Cloud, Minn. It was at St. Cloud Teachers College, where Marilyn met her loving husband, John Neari. She followed him to Del Norte, Colo., where they were married in 1951. After raising her five children, Marilyn went back to college and obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in history from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. Marilyn loved to read and participated in a local book club for many years. Marilyn's kind and generous spirit lives on in all she met and everything she touched. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers from Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Additionally, her physician, Dr. Harry Keefe provided Marilyn with excellent care and helped to extend and enhance the quality of her life, for which the entire family is extremely appreciative. Services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Rosary begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. A luncheon reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to any charity in Marilyn's name, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Catholic Charities.

Neas, Paul K.
Paul K. Neas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2017 - Paul K. Neas, 78, of Pueblo West, was called to be with the Lord on March 22, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Irene Neas; brothers, Jon Neas of Kansas and Alan Neas of California. Every weekend you would find Paul wheeling and dealing at garage sales. He will be greatly missed by all. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, at Pueblo West Funeral Home, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, Colo.

Neatherlin, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Neatherlin - Chronicle News - October 20, 2016 - Memorial Celebration of Life - Mary Ann Neatherlin (Sanchez) 54, passed from this life to eternal peace on October 12, 2016. She was united in marriage to Buddy Neatherlin on July 10, 1991. Buddy passed away July 1, 2016. At their request no services will be held. Survived by twin sister Mary Lou Sanchez, son, Robert Lee Neatherlin (Nikki) and daughter, Tiffany Ann Sapien. Always loved and missed by sisters, brothers, grandchildren, family and friends. Memorial Celebration of Life dinner will be held Nov. 5, 2016 at Trinidad Fairgrounds at 2 p.m.

Neckal, John
John Neckal – Walsenburg World – April 7, 1910 – Died at Ravenswood, Colorado, on Tuesday, April 5, 1910, John Neckal, age 53 years. Killed by fall of rock.

Needham, Alvin Byron
Alvin Byron Needham - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2016 - Alvin Byron Needham, 89, of Pueblo, went be with the Lord on May 14, 2016. Alvin Byron Needham Preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Alice (Bonnie); parents, Tom Needham and Lova Swartz; brother, Floyd; and daughter, Doni. Byron is survived by his children, Sally (Phillip) DeHerrera, Rick (Melody) Needham; sisters, Irene (Archie), Irma Jean; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Viewing will be at 1 p.m. with services at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception following at Imperial Reception Hall.

Neelan, John Edward
John Edward "Jack" Neelan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2016 - John Edward “Jack” Neelan, 71, passed away on June 30, 2016, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 13, 1945, to Michael and Elaine Neelan, and spent most of his youth in Beulah, Colo., where he became an Eagle Scout and enjoyed much that the outdoor life had to offer. He graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1963, and attended Southern Colorado State College and Colorado State University. He served proudly with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles (Aerie 4417). Jack was proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed Irish music. A family man and wonderful father, he was a good provider and a loving husband. He enjoyed playing pool, watching Western movies and listening to Western music. He was an avid Broncos fan. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Michael Neelan; mother, Elaine Neelan; brother, Richard Neelan; sister, Monna Bergemann; wife, Donna Neelan; and stepson, Brian Repinski. He is survived by his sister, Debra Ann Parmenter; children, Dawn Roberge (Fabien), Lindsey Peterson (Branden), Taryn Haas (Danny), Jarod Neelan (Luis Colan), Danny Mielke (Libby), Shaunna Peters (Lance), and Lisa Repinski Wood (Micah); he was a proud grandfather to 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends. A celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the VFW Pueblo West Post 5812, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.

Neeley, A. S. (Infant of)
Infant of A. S. Neeley – Walsenburg World – July 2, 1908 – Born, Tuesday, June 30, 1908, to Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Neeley, a boy. Later – The baby died this morning. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.

Neely, Janice
Janice (Gilbert) Neely - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2015 - Janice (Gilbert) Neely, 81, passed away on July 31, 2015. Janice was born July 24, 1934, in Gunnison and graduated from Centennial High School in 1952. The family is asking that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, to please send donations to the Phoenix Zoo. Janice is survived by her brother, William D. Gilbert; daughters, Kathleen MacDonald and Karen (Robert) Lewis; grandchildren, Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, Kellie (Justin) MacDonald- Evoy, Erin (Andrew) Gorry, Carrie (Derek) Miller; and great-grandchildren, Simone and Maxine Gorry.

Neermann, Hilda
Hilda A. Neermann - Wet Mountain Tribune - September 19, 1985 - Services Held Saturday for Hilda Neermann - Services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe for life-long Valley resident Hilda A. Neermann. Miss Neermann, a descendent of German colonists who settled in the Valley, was born Oct. 20, 1914, in Westcliffe to Ferdinand G. and Anna (Horn) Neermann. She died Sept. 11, 1985 at her home in Westcliffe following an extended illness. She was 70. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Lutheran Church. She also belonged to the Priscilla Club. She was born and raised on the Neermann ranch south of Westcliffe. In 1950, she moved into town where she spent the remainder of her life. She is survived by a brother, Adolph Neermann of Westcliffe; sisters Irene Neermann and Johanna Dickens, both of Westcliffe; brother-in-law Art Dickens and nephew Roy Dickens, both of Westcliffe; a niece Mona Romero, of Walsenburg; and nephews Bob Cerda of Gardner and Alex Cerda of Rawlings, Wyo. Services were conducted by Pastor John Bredehoft. Interment was at Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Wilson-Almont Mortuary of Canon City.

Neff, J. D.
J. D. Neff – Walsenburg World – August 4, 1905 – Switchman Killed in Yards – J. D. Neff, a Colorado & Southern brakeman, was caught between two freight cars and fatally injured while switching in the C & S yards here yesterday afternoon. The accident happened about 1:15 and 10 minutes later a special was made up and the injured man was on his way to Trinidad, under the care of Dr. Lester. There was no hope, however, of saving him and life was extinct before they reach their destination. Mr. Neff was a resident of Trinidad, where he leaves a wife and one child. He was about 35 years of age.

Negro, Alex
Alex Negro – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1907 – Died at his home in Walsenburg at 8:30 Wednesday evening, February 13, 1907, Alex Negro, age 36 years, 6 months and 1 day. The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

Neiberger, Patricia
Patricia Ann Neiberger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2017 - Patricia Ann Neiberger, age 69, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Neifert, Eleanor
Eleanor (Manweiler) Neifert - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2016 - Eleanor Neifert. After 82 1/2 orbits around the sun, our momma left for more heavenly digs ... Eleanor (Manweiler) Neifert was born Aug. 14, 1933, and left us on March 7, 2016. She joins many in heaven, including her loving husband, Donald; parents, Carl and Katie Manweiler; brothers, Albert, Elmer, Harold, Henry; sister, Dorothy Grasmick; and grandson, David Montanez. Those left behind include her baby brother, Robert Lee (Charlene) Manweiler; her loving daughters, Cindy (Chuey) Montanez, Pat (Steve) Martinez; grandkids, Jacob (Carrie), Levi (Diane), Sam and Phil Montanez, Melissa (Ben) Weldon, Adrian and Jared Martinez and Juan Vigil. There are 12 great-grandkids who will miss her deeply. There are also numerous sisters-in-law on both the Manweiler and Neifert sides of the family whom she loved dearly. All her many nieces and nephews as well as her BFF Margie Wells, were also precious to her. Our family was blessed in that Mom was able to be a housewife all her life, which later gave her the time to pursue her passion of oil painting. And being a representative of Sugar City. And going to concerts at OJC. And the Red Hat Ladies. MEXICAN TRAIN! And enjoying her flowers. And counseling. Many friends and family can attest to her broad shoulders, well-timed words of wisdom and wonderful hugs. She truly had a heart of gold. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Eaton Family Funeral Home in Ordway, Colo. Interment to follow at the Sugar City Cemetery. Family requests the pleasure of your company at the Sugar City Senior Citizens Hall afterward for food and sharing of memories. Eaton Family Funeral Home.

Neighbors, Docia Eileen
Docia Eileen Neighbors - Chronicle News - March 17, 2010 - Docia Eileen Neighbors, 91, died February 26, 2010. She was born January 15, 1919, in Springfield, Ill., to Joseph V. and Bessie I. Hinsey. Docia was born in Springfield, Illinois but spent the heart of her life in Southern California where she met her husband and raised her children. When her husband passed away in 2003, she journeyed with her daughters and son-in-law to Colorado to enjoy a new stage in her life’s remaining years as Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma (Grammy Docia). She completed her GED by night courses in her 30s while maintaining her home and raising her 3 children. She married James Franklin Neighbors on May 15, 1936 in Santa Ana, California. Their marriage was blessed April 18, 1957 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach, Calif. Throughout her childhood, Docia worked with her parents in their family-owned Hinsey Grocery Markets. Before starting their family, Docia assisted her husband’s family with the daily running of “The Neighbors’ Tea Room and Boarding House” in Long Beach. The majority of her time was spent as a homemaker and as her children entered high school she again entered the workforce outside the home as a bookkeeper for a finance company near her home in Long Beach. As a faithful servant of the Lord, Docia converted to Catholicism with her baptism on April 18, 1957 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach. For over 25 years she was a member of the parish choir which included singing for the Pope on his visit to Los Angeles in the 1980s. She also was a member of the Legion of Mary. Her husband and she are listed among the founding families of St. Barnabas Church’s Community of Faith. Docia felt very strongly that family meant everything. She had a natural ability to make sure everyone felt welcome in her warm and inviting home. During their long life together, her husband and she were hardly ever apart. She also enjoyed contributing to a multiple of charities such as the United States Olympic Committee, the National Wildlife Federation, the Native American charities, St. Jude’s Foundation and Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association among others. Her abundant love of life included creating family traditions, traveling on annual family vacations, solving word search puzzles, hummingbirds, games of Chinese checkers, and home cooked meals with the family every night. Preceded in death by husband of 66 years, James F. Neighbors; son, Danny Lee; parents, Joseph V and Bessie I Hinsey; sisters, Doris Elaine Hinsey and Helen Marie Powell Beloved mother of Thom A. Neighbors (Long Beach, Calif.), Pam Russell, Patty (Rick) Kinder (Trinidad, Colo.); grandchildren, Robert M. (Christina) Spence (Long Beach, Calif.), Lori M. (Brent) Mann & Michelle D. Kinder (Trinidad, Colo.); great-grandchildren, Danielle R. Mann (Trinidad, Colo.), Hayden P. Spence (Long Beach, Calif.) and expected in the early summer, another great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Spence (Long Beach, Calif.); nephew, Ed Neighbors (Spokane, Wash.); nieces, Marilyn (Les) Penhall (California), Joan Albert (California); cousins Marian Conn (Texas) and her son, Kent Smith and Mabel Bobst (Lakewood, Calif.). The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Donations made in her memory to her favorite charities are welcome. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Neil, Cory L.
Cory L. Neil - Chronicle News - June 12, 2009 - No charges filed in the death of Cory L. Neil - After a lengthy and thorough look at all of the evidence in the April 14 death of Cory L. Neil, Las Animas County District Attorney Frank Ruybalid will not file any charges against Kenny Garcia or Leo Hernandez. The investigation stemmed from an altercation on April 14, at the Cawthon Motel and Trailer Park, Unit #14, at 1701 Santa Fe Trail in Trinidad. Reports state that Garcia and Hernandez were involved in altercations with Neil on the date of Neil’s death. At about 8 p.m., April 13 the Trinidad Police Department received a 911 call from a resident at the Cawthon Motel and Trailer Park. The resident in the call identified a man as “Leo” who was possibly getting stabbed, and that “Leo” was holding a male with a knife on the ground, and screaming for someone to call for help. Hernandez was holding Neil on the ground in what appeared to be a chokehold, facedown in a carport when authorities arrived to at the scene. An officer upon arrival quickly restrained Neil; Hernandez then released the hold, which is when police found Neil to be unresponsive. Shortly after Neil was transported to Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad he was pronounced dead a short time later. According to reports all three men were at Hernandez’ apartment that afternoon drinking liquor, this is apparently when Neil became foul towards Garcia, pushing him, then allegedly hitting him in the face and head area, causing an apparent open bloody wound around Garcia’s mouth. Hernandez then broke up the altercation and told Neil to leave. Neil had apparently left his watch, so later that evening Hernandez took the watch back to Neil at his apartment. The report also states that Neil returned to Hernandez’ apartment to apologize to Garcia. Allegedly Neil in an act of good will handed Hernandez a single edged razor as part of the apology. Apparently Neil then again started arguing with Garcia striking Garcia in the head with a metal-studded belt that was wrapped around Neil’s wrist. Hernandez then to stop the fight, grabbed Neil in an apparent chokehold from behind, trying to get Neil out the door when both Hernandez and Neil fell outside the door onto a sidewalk. Witness reports state that once on the ground Hernandez started screaming for someone to call the police. The autopsy states that Neil was intoxicated; his blood alcohol was .369 mg/dl. Four times the legal limit. Garcia’s blood alcohol after a screen was at .395, and Hernandez’ was at .148 after he was screened and admitted to CMCS. Even with the high levels of alcohol, nothing from any of the statements or reports by any of the witnesses point to the fact Garcia or Hernandez initiated the altercation. And neither were the aggressor in the altercation, which resulted in Neil’s death. The autopsy did say that Neil died from acute submucosal hemorrhage or asphyxiation due to trauma to the esophagus. The autopsy report noted no other substantial or serious bodily injuries. Neil was found to have discoloration and subdural hemorrhages to the eyelids, lips, and neck. Ruybalid’s decision not to file charges against either Garcia or Hernandez is be based on C.R.S 18-1-704 which say’s “A person is justified in using physical force upon another person in order to defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by that person, and he may use a degree of force which he reasonably believes to be necessary for that purpose.” District Attorney Frank Ruybalid did say “The applicable law regarding “The use of physical force in defense of a person.” C.R.S 18-1-704 applies in this case. My conclusion that this law applies to Mr. (Cory) Neil’s death is supported by all the facts which were either known to (Leo) Hernandez or which Hernandez reasonably believed.” Since there have been no charges filed in this case, “jeopardy” has not yet been put forth in this case. This means both Garcia and Hernandez could still have charges filed against one or both of them if new information about the death of Neil comes to the District Attorney’s attention.

Neilson, Ben
Ben Neilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Ben Neilson, born Jan. 3, 1947, and passed away on Feb. 14, 2015. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Ethel; four children, Ed (Kelly) Neilson, Shannon (Lawrence) McPherson, Kim (John) Blossom and Ben (Maggie) Neilson Jr. He was blessed with eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Wounded Warriors Project or Paws for Life are appreciated.

Neilson, Ethel Mae
Ethel Mae Neilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2017 - Ethel Mae Neilson, 71, passed away in her home April 13, 2017. Viewing, 5 t o 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017. Both at the funeral home. Interment to follow. Arrangements by Imperial.

Neloms, Sterling Jr.
Sterling "Stu" Neloms Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2015 - Sterling “Stu” Neloms Jr., 62, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 3, 2015. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born May 6, 1953, to proud parents, Sterling Neloms Sr. and Nancy Daniels Neloms; both preceded him in death along with his brother, Eloy Adamson, and grandson, Xavier. He was a career OTR truck driver. He also owned Brothers Trucking LLC. He is survived by his son, Xavier Saccomanno; his beloved companion, Linda Gurvin; his brothers, Raymond, John, Steven and Bennie; step-children, Steffan Jermaine, Andrea Jenae; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Eureka Lodge #2, PHA. To know Stu was to love him. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Nelson, Ajalamar F.
Ajalamar F. Nelson – Walsenburg World – July 16, 1908 – Died July 13, 1908 at the family home at Huerfano Station, Ajalamar F. Nelson, age 2 years and 2 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Nelson, of accidental poisoning. The little fellow accidentally secured some poison flypaper a part of which he ate, and death came before a physician could reach him.

Nelson, Darrell W.
Darrell W. Nelson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2017 - Darrell W. Nelson, 91, passed away May 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Jule; son, Dan (Melody); three grand-daughters; nieces and nephews; and special niece, Margaret Reiber. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; sisters; granddaughter; and brothers and sisters-in-law. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Pueblo First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or First Methodist.

Nelson, Janet Marilyn
Janet Marilyn Nelson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2014 - Janet Marilyn Nelson, 1931-2014. Don’t grieve for me my loved ones, the endless night has passed. I’m in my savior’s arms, safely home at last. Janet was born in Birmingham, Mich., on April 15, 1931, to Marius and Neva Fossenkemper. She is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Navy Capt. (retired) Eric K. Nelson (wife, Sally; children, Eleanor and Madeline of Canberra, Australia); Craig K. Nelson of Maryland and Colorado; Kurt D. Nelson (wife, Judy; children, Jerred, Shauna and Tyler of Highlands Ranch, Colo.); Dr. Karl M. Nelson (wife, Mary; children, Katherine, Cecilia and Andrea of Seattle, Wash.); and daughter, Dr. Crisse A. Hall (husband, Roger; children, Jackson and Peter of Billings, Mont.). Janet attended Kingswood Preparatory School at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. After graduation, she entered the Conservatory at Oberlin College in Ohio. Janet spent her early years studying violin with Josef Gingold, and continued her study of stringed instruments while at Oberlin. Moving to Denver, Janet started her teaching career in the Denver Public School System. During that time, she played violin in the Denver Business Men’s Orchestra. She married Donald in Pueblo in 1954, and returned to Denver until the end of the school year. Moving to Gunnison, she taught in the Gunnison Public School System and was concert mistress of the College Community Orchestra. Returning to Pueblo in 1958, Janet taught physical education at Keating Junior High School. While raising five children, Janet became involved in the American Kennel Club and eventually became a certified AKC judge. Raising and training her own dogs, she won the AKC National Championship in Obedience with her Puli sheepdog named Katica. Janet began a second career as director of the Pueblo YWCA, then as executive director of the Columbine Girl Scout Council. During these years, she studied advanced cello with Jurgen DeLemos at the University of Colorado. She later became principle cellist with the Pueblo Symphony. A lifelong equestrian, she continued to ride and care for her horses until late in her last years. She also was a member and past president of the GO chapter of PEO. At Janet’s request, cremation and no service. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Nelson, Janice Audrey
Janice Audrey Nelson (Miller), - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2017 - Janice Audrey Nelson (Miller), departed this life on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She is survived by her three children, Steven Nelson, Christina Nelson Biancosino and Laura Nelson. She was the loving grandmother to Ashley, Derek, Marianna and Julian; and is also survived by her loving sister, Gerry Clothier; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. All will miss her very much. Janice was a retired nurse who devoted herself to assuring justice and equality for all, volunteering for and chairing many organizations, and was very involved with the Unitarian church. She loved music of many genres, was an avid reader, and loved spending time in thoughtful conversation with friends and family. Janice donated her body to science and requested that no memorial be held, but instead, that we continue to share our connectedness and love with each other in her spirit. Those wishing to memorialize her for the greater good may consider making a donation to diabetes research.

Nelson, Marie
Marie Nelson – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1943 – Nelson, Mrs. Marie. Body to Boulder for services and interment this afternoon. Interment Boulder cemetery.

Nelson, Paul
Paul K. Nelson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2016 - Paul K. Nelson. May 16, 1928, to June 6, 2016. Our loving dad, grandpa and friend passed away at home on June 6, following a long illness. He was born in Appleton, Tenn., to Jeff and Birdie Nelson, the fourth of five children. He was married to his sweet wife, Kathryn Rose, for 66 years and they had four children. He was preceded in death by parents; siblings; son-in-law, Mike Wright; and his dear Kathryn in 2013. He is survived by sons, Paul W. (Barbara) and David T. Nelson; daughters, Susie (Russel) Hankins and Linda Wright; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. We were all so blessed. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, in Denver at Fort Logan, Staging Area B.

Nelson, Paul Tyler
Paul Tyler Nelson - Chronicle News - September 16, 2003 - Paul Tyler Nelson, age 80 of Santa Monica, California, died on August 6, 2003, at Cherrywood Nursing and Living Center. He was born May 23, 1923 in Trinidad, Colorado. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was an insurance salesman. He enjoyed helping people, driving clunker cars, and telling amusing stories. Mr. Nelson’s family was an old family from Trinidad. He and his father ran a large grocery store called “The Trading Post” and then Nelson’s Grocery on Main Street. He was also a member of Friends of Historical Trinidad. He will be remembered by many old friends. He is survived by children, Paul T. Jr. and Pamela E. Nelson-Kowalski; grandchildren, Tyla, Karena, Matthew and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Krystina and Kayla. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 14, 2003 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery on Woodward in Detroit, MI.

Nelson, Tulley Francis
Tulley F. Nelson - Chronicle News - December 8, 2009 - Tulley was born on November 10, 1934 in Empire, Colorado, the son of Tulley and Helen (Bellotti) Nelson. He is the youngest of three siblings, Helen, Henry, and Phyliss. The Nelsons emigrated from Denmark and founded the city of Empire. Tulley and his father were big game hunters, fishermen, and skiers who enjoyed all the outdoor pleasures that their mountainous surroundings offered. Tulley graduated from Idaho Springs High School in 1952 and went on to earn a degree in Geology from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins. He had a prominent and successful career for over 35 years with the USDA Soil Conservation Service that began in Trinidad, Colorado and later took him to Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Tulley met the love of his life, Carol Guadagnoli, in Trinidad, Colorado. Carol worked as a secretary at the same courthouse. It was raining when Carol ran to her car to find Tulley waiting inside. It was love at first sight, and they wed three years later on June 17, 1961 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Together with God’s blessings, they started a new life and were blessed with five children, Carol Lynn, Laurie Anne, Tulley Nancen, Susan Elaine and Michael John. Also survived by son-in-law, John Altenbern. Tulley is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, infant daughter, Laurie Anne; son, Michael John and son-in-law, Cory. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1969 and have many lasting, happy memories of raising a family there. Tulley was a caring husband, a dedicated father, and someone you could always depend on. He had a quiet but strong disposition and put his family first. An amazing father to his five children, he offered the guidance of a scholar as they grew up and began their lives as adults. It’s no coincidence that his children reflect his professional yet maverick spirit. A conservationist at heart, Tulley made donations and volunteered his time to his children’s schools and sports organizations. He was a sports enthusiast (fanatic) like no other and an avid collector. He leaves behind a lifelong collection of sports memorabilia, antiques, coins, stamps, and our personal favorite…barbed wire. Tulley also enjoyed the blessing of four grandchildren, Natalie, Ashley, Taylor and Camden; and one great grandchild, William Alan. Like his father before him, he earned the endearing title of “Poppy”. His grandchildren gave him great joy, and it was a pleasure to see him light up in their presence. We are thankful that his spirit touched not only family, but friends, neighbors, colleagues and total strangers. Those who knew and loved him remember his mischievous sense of humor, his gentle spirit, unforgettable smile, and striking blue eyes. This is how Tulley will be remembered by all. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Entombment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nemick, Frank Jr.
Frank Nemick Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2016 - Frank Nemick Jr., 75, passed away Feb. 21, 2016. Survived by his loving wife, Julie; his children: Frank and Tina Nemick, their children, Alan, Alex and Greg; Laura and Chris Brown, their children, Melinda and Ethan; Bill and Brenda Nemick, their children, Devin and Cassidy; Jeanette and Scott Baysinger, their children, Austin, Madison and Sydney; his siblings, Joe (Barbara) Nemick, Sue Doherty and John (Terri) Nemick; and sister-in-law, Lee (Larry) Ervin; his great-grandchildren, Kylee and Alece; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edith Nemick; in-laws, Bill and Dorothy Rupp; and brother-in-law, Jack Doherty. Frank was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 9, 1940. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved spending time with family members and hosting large family events with his wife, Julie. He enjoyed 39 years as a professional firefighter for the city of Pueblo. He was an ardent sportsman, a gifted artisan and a great storyteller. He also was a longtime member of TU (Trout Unlimited). A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Posada.

Nemitz, Elaine
Elaine Adaire Nemitz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2016 - Elaine Adaire Nemitz, 94, passed away Feb. 10, 2016. Survived by four children, Sandy (John) Diepenbrock, Susan Isder, Nancy (Jack) Longwell and Steven (Laura Campbell) Nemitz; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Nemitz; parents, Lucian and Marjorie Blackmum; two brothers; and five grandchildren. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Nesbit, Eph.
Eph. Nesbit – Walsenburg World – October 24, 1912 – Eph. Nesbit Fatally Injured – Eph. Nesbit, the operator of the mines at Big Four was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Nyberg, 15 miles east of Pueblo, Tuesday afternoon, when his automobile fell off a bridge into an arroya 45 feet below. Charles Buck, who was riding with him had his neck broken and died instantly. Nesbit had several of his ribs broken and the point of one of them was driven into his liver. John Bowman of Nyberg was also thrown out when the car plunged but escaped injury by landing on soft ground. Nesbit was alone when he left Pueblo and picked up the other men at Nyberg. Bowman moved the two men from beneath the wrecked car and telephoned from a nearby farmhouse. Buck was a section foreman employed by the Missouri Pacific at Nyberg and was 32 years old. Nesbit was brought to the hospital in Pueblo where he succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Nesbit is well known in Walsenburg where he has been engaged in coal mining for a large number of years.

Netherton, Sarah
Sarah Netherton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2017 - Sarah Netherton, 76. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Neu, Dan
Dan F. Neu - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2016 - Dan F. Neu, 93, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away unexpectedly Nov. 20, 2016, surrounded by his entire family in Spearfish, S.D. Dan was born March 2, 1923, in Bayard, Neb., to his parents, Peter and Catherine (Huck) Neu. He was the ninth of 13 children born in this family. Dan lived with his family in Bayard, Neb., Batesland, S.D., and finally, Broadwater, Neb. He joined the Army during WWII and served with the 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard) in the European Theater. He was united in marriage to Pauline Boman on Sept. 24, 1944, at Camp Wolters, Texas. He was in Germany when the war was won and returned there in the Army of Occupation. Dan spoke fluent German so he became the harbor master at the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany. After his discharge, he returned to western Nebraska, where he did farm work and was a contractor in Bridgeport, Neb. In 1958, the family moved to a farm north of Broadwater and in 1961, they bought their own farm at Bridgeport. In 1968, they sold their farm in Nebraska and moved to Pueblo, Colo., to lease a big farm and ranch from CF&I. In 1976, he purchased a small trash company. In 1980, they sold out and quit farming to focus on building the trash business, Pueblo Sanitation, which he ran until 1995. Dan enjoyed hunting throughout his life. He was a good finish carpenter and a great mechanic. He and Pauline celebrated 67 years of marriage and had the opportunity to travel around the world and across the United States. They enjoyed traveling many miles in their motor home. He was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church in Pueblo. He was a 63-year Master Mason and was a Past Master of Camp Clarke Lodge No. 285 in Bridgeport. He belonged to the Scottish Rite and was a member and Past Potentate of Al Kaly Shrine in Pueblo. He served nine years on the board of directors at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked tirelessly to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals. He took great pride in his association with the Al Kaly Shrine Mule Patrol, where he rode a black mule in many parades including the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena and the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Arizona. They also traveled around the country participating in precision drill team competitions. He belonged to the Colorado Mule Riders and participated in many gymkhanas and always looked forward to their Fall Rendezvous. Dan is survived by his children, Larry (Cheryl Dalton) Neu of Craig, Colo., Darrell and Leanne Neu of Pueblo and Darrell and Alecia Kraupie of Bridgeport, Neb; grandchildren, Kristen Kraupie, Joshlyn Neu, Del Ray and Stacy Kraupie, Lindsey and Derek Dibben, Hardan “Jake” Kraupie and Andrea Neu, Matt and Carol Vassek, Martin Vassek, Albert and Melody Villard and their children; a brother, Ben Neu; sisters-in-law, Annamarie Boman and Patricia Neu; and a foreign exchange student who became a part of the family, Tina Makowiecky of Florianopolis, S.C., Brazil; as well as many very special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; his parents; and siblings, Oscar, Pete, Marie Frick, George, Ray, Katie Hixon, Jim, Fred, Esther Meininger, Herman and Helen Hile; and an infant great-grandson, Cadan Jacob Kraupie. There will no viewing as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be made to: Tabor Lutheran Church or the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund and may be sent to Darrell Neu, 801 30 1/2 Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006 or Alecia Kraupie, Box 100, Bridgeport, NE 69336 or Larry Neu, 895 Rose St., Craig, CO 81625.

Neuhaus, Yvonne
Yvonne LeBrock Neuhaus - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2015 - Yvonne LeBrock Neuhaus, March 14, 1924 - Oct. 31, 2015. Her 92 years were filled with love and happiness. She was passionately interested in everyone and everything! She has given her son and daughter-in-law, their three sons and her two daughters, a lifetime of wonderful memories. By example, she taught them to be aware of and concerned for others and to give generously of their time and resources to those less fortunate and to anyone in any kind of need. She was a voracious reader of history and current events; collector of books, rocks, stamps and coins; had a TV cook show and radio talk show in the early ‘50s and ‘60s; involved with Christ the King Catholic Church, Nocturnal Adoration Society, church Bible study and charismatic prayer groups; hosted foreign exchange students and teachers; taught ESL; was a fabulous Girl Scout leader and mentor; judged District 60 high school girls’ gymnastics; traveled the world through Elder Hostel and in the U.S. driving her beloved 20-foot motor home; avid Mahjongg player; loved to sew, knit and quilt; tremendously enjoyed playing tennis; relished working in her backyard iris gardens; active in the Colorado Recorder Society and founding member of the Delaney Recorder Consort; in her 70s, she began playing hand bells in two church choirs; crewed on hot air balloons until age 88. Thirteen months after losing her husband of 63 years, she moved in with her son. Two years later, on All Hallow’s Eve (Halloween), she passed away, peacefully, in his arms. Memorial Mass will be in Visalia, Calif.

Neve, Leland B.
Leland B. Neve - Chronicle News - November 6, 2012 - Leland B. Neve, age 96, passed away on October 25, 2012 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Co. At his request cremation with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Neve, Yvonne Marie
Yvonne Marie Neve - Chronicle News - January 2, 2015 - Yvonne Marie Gonzales Neve, 60, died December 28, 2014 in Trinidad, Colorado. She was born July 19, 1954 to Jesus and Ophelia (Gonzalez). Yvonne leaves behind devoted husband Drew Neve; Sunday the (Mandy) Crockett; daughter Bethann (Modesto) Vigil; and son Stephen Crockett; sisters Esther (Ed) Velasquez and Victoria Davis; sisters-in-law Jennie Gutierrez; brothers-in-law Ray Miller, Lee (Cathy) Neve and Lynn (Sonja) Neve. Yvonne will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Evan and Destry Crockett, Anna and Maria vigil, and Stephen and Iziah Crockett. She also leaves behind 19 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Rudy, Max, and Joe Gonzales, and sisters Josephine, Bonita, and sister-in-law Barbara Gonzales. A rosary will be held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held Tuesday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colorado. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Nevins, J. C.
J. C. Nevins – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1900 – An accident occurred on the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Wednesday evening at the switch called Glenbrook, by which J. C. Nevins, firemen, and F. M. Alverson, brakeman, were killed. The train was leaving a siding and on account of the air brakes refusing to work because of the snow on the track, the engineer lost control. It raced for half a mile on a steep grade, when it struck a curve and the engine left the track. Eleven carloads of ore were piled on the engine, all within a space of two car lengths.

Newcomb, Betty Lucille
Betty Lucille Newcomb - Chronicle News - June 13, 2007 - Betty Lucille Newcomb passed away on June 11, 2007, to go home to be with her Lord and Savior and to reunite herself with her husband Clarence P. Newcomb, Jr., who passed away in October of 1995. Betty was born in Trinidad, Colorado on Aug. 29, 1921. She led a full and victorious Christian life every day. Betty was a devout mother, dedicated friend and caring person to everyone she came in contact with. A city girl from Trinidad who married a country guy on Feb. 26, 1940. He swept her off her feet and took her away to his remote ranch north of Trinchera. After a brief time of adjustment, Betty became a partner with "Junior" in forming the Butcher Block Cattle Company, where they ranched until 1972. After retiring from the ranch, Betty and Junior spent their winters in Uvalde, Texas and summers in Rye, Co. Betty is survived by her only son, Clarence P. Newcomb, III, wife (Geraldine Mitchell) Rye, Co., grandson Von Newcomb (Dellene), Biskek, Krygzstan, granddaughter Carrie Mahaffey (Gary), Amarillo, TX., and grandson Craig Newcomb, Spokane, Wa. Her great-grandchildren, Paul, Troy and Trent Mahaffey and Josiah, Anna and Jessie Newcomb. A sister Willa Mae Gartside, and niece Sherry Gartside, Trinidad, Co., numerous nieces and nephews, and her marvelous caregiver and loyal friend Gloria Aguilar, Trinidad, Co. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Newcomb, Jr., her father and mother, George and Zeila Lott, a son Larry, brother Jim and brother-in-law Joe Gartside. Visitation will be Thursday, June 14, 2007 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home on East Main in Trinidad, Co., at 10:00 a.m., Friday June 15, 2007. Pastor Dan Carlson of Valley Community Church, Colorado City, will preside at the service. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, after which friends will gather for lunch at the funeral home.

Newkirk, Katherine
Katherine Newkirk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2014 - Katherine Newkirk, 94, passed away Nov. 16, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Leo N. Newkirk; and great-great-grandbaby, Brock Benjamin. Survived by daughter, Mary Beth Critchett; granddaughter, Catherine (James) Sajbel; grandson, Greg (Amy) Critchett; and two great-grandchildren, Sara and Jimmy Sajbel. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Shrine of Remembrance in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Newland, Amy Kathleen
Amy Kathleen Newland - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2017 - Amy Kathleen Newland, 60, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert L. Dotson. Amy is survived by spouse of 17 years, Lyndon "Lenny" Newland; son, Dustin Rae; mother, Joanna K. Dotson; and siblings, Michael (Tamy), Brian, and Pamela Dotson; numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel.

Newman, Barbara
Barbara Newman – Walsenburg World – January 17, 1918 – Mr. Newman and family came for Trinidad on Tuesday with the body of their baby daughter, who died Monday morning after a brief illness. The interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. They have the sympathy of their many friends in Walsenburg. [Editor’s note: First name of baby found in]

Newman, Carrie
Carrie Newman – Walsenburg World – October 10, 1912 – In Memoriam – Died at her home in Blackstone, Virginia, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 1912, Mrs. Charles Newman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Farr of this city and formerly known to her many friends in this community as Miss Carrie Farr. Seldom has it been our duty to record the death of one of “our girls” so young, and whom we consider belonged to us. A sadness spread over the whole community when it was told from one to another that Carrie Farr was dead. She was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendship’s circle was to her a large one. Indeed, it may be said of her, that “to know her was to love her.” Only a year and a half ago she was married to Mr. Charles Newman of Blackstone, Virginia, whom she leaves to mourn her loss. Mrs. Newman was born December 1, 1890 in this city. Here she played as a child, developed into beautiful girlhood; where she attended school for a number of years, when she went to Denver, where she attended the West Denver High School, returning to Walsenburg and finishing with high honors with the class of 1910 of the Huerfano County High School. The same year she left for Blackstone, Virginia, where she attended college in that city, and later was married to Mr. Newman. Mrs. Newman had been ill for some time, when Mrs. Dave Farr was summoned to Virginia. At that time it was hoped that the daughter was improving. The improvement was of short duration, however, for but a few weeks elapsed when her feeble lamp was extinguished and her soul passed to the Great Beyond. The remains were brought to this city Thursday evening and funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m.; Rev. J. A. McKee will conduct the ceremony. Beautifully appropriate such a resting place, were her kindred sleep and for many of her lifelong friends remain to gather about the dear form with honest tears of bereavement, to lay her tenderly away in the narrow house of fadeless green. Death is a hard master. He would take from us our brightest and best, but he cannot even mar memory. It serves as a balm to wounded hearts. To the brokenhearted who sit in sorrow where her footsteps shall never again find echo, we extend sincere sympathy. When they have drained the cup may the peace that passeth all understanding come to them from One who cares for each little sparrow that falls. For, “As a comfort to remember that mountain, sea and land are gathered all together in the hollow of his hand.” Walsenburg World – October 10, 1912 – Mr. D. E. Farr left Wednesday morning for Denver where he will meet Mrs. Farr with the remains of their daughter, Mrs. Charles Newman, who died Sunday afternoon at her home in Virginia. Walsenburg World – October 17, 1912 – Card of Thanks – To the friends who came to us in our hour of trouble and contributed all the human kindness could suggest to help and comfort, return most heartfelt thanks, and although such devoted friendship cannot remove the sad memories that linger with us, it brings into view the brightest side of humanity and throws the pure light of an unselfish friendship into a darkened home. May that day be far distant when those friends who gathered around us will need similar attention, but when the time comes may they receive the same full measure of tender sympathy they brought to our home when death was an inmate here. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Farr and family.

Newman, Cheryl-lynne
Cheryl-lynne Newman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2016 - Cheryl-lynne Newman, 71, passed away March 1, 2016, surrounded by family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016, Ecumenical Church, 434 Conquistador, Pueblo West, Colo.

Newman, Helen
Helen Dehnert Newman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2017 - Helen Dehnert Newman, 92, passed away on April 9, 2017. Helen was born on March 24, 1925, in Hecla, S.D. She moved to Pueblo in 1965. Helen is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She also is survived by another son-in-law, his wife, their children and grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husbands and a son-in-law. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 22, 2017, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Tabor Lutheran Church.

Newman, Joe
Joe Newman – Walsenburg World – January 29, 1904 – Found Dead – Joe Newman, a Mexican well known about town, died of heart disease at the residence of some of his friends near the C & S “Y.” Newman had had a physician during the evening who found that his heart was affected. At 1 o’clock Newman died and word was sent to Dr. McGuire, Wednesday morning. The body was buried Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

Newman, Max
Max Newman – Walsenburg World – July 2, 1914 – Jurors Disagree on Murder Case – Pueblo – The jury which has been listening to the evidence against George McDonald and Lemma Grose, charged with the murder of Max Newman, reported that they had found McDonald guilty of murder in the first degree and recommended life imprisonment. In the case of Grose, they informed Judge C. S. Essex that they positively were unable to agree, and asked to be discharged. This action was taken, and Grose now will be subject to another trial.

Newman, Sarah
Sarah Miller Newman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2017 - Sarah Miller Newman, age 95, passed away peacefully, July 23, 2017, with her family at her bedside. She was born July 16, 1922, in Sevierville, Tenn., to Willie K. and Frances Miller, both preceded her in death; along with her son, Jerry Newman; and four siblings. Sarah is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, James S. Newman; her daughter, Jama R. (Charles) Johnston; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Newman; siblings, Roy Miller, Inee Wright and Maudella (Reese) Catlick; six grandchildren, 13 great-grand-children, numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Sarah was the matriarch of five generations; all the love and wisdom she shared with her family will be cherished forever. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall.

Newnam, Robert E. Sr.
Robert E. Newnam Sr. - Denver Post - December 29, 2005 - Robert E. Newnam, 90, was born and raised in Trinidad, CO where he worked with his father and brother in the family owned insurance agency. He left Trinidad to attend the University of Denver in 1936 and resided in the Denver area since that time. He served during WWII as a supply sergeant with the US Army Air Corps. and upon his return worked in the insurance business until his retirement. He was a leader of the Masonic fraternity for over half a century. In the York Rite, he served as both Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Colorado and Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of Colorado. He had been Wise Master of Mackey Chapter of Rose Croix of Rocky Mountain Consistory and was coroneted as an Honorary 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and was an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction. He was a Past Master of Denver Lodge No. 5, A.F. & A.M. and was President of the Masonic Temple Association of Denver during its reconstruction period following the four-alarm fire that destroyed the building in March 1984. He is survived by his wife Laura of Denver, son Robert E. Newnam, Jr. of Mancos, CO, and daughter Laurel Solana (husband Glen Koch) of Port Townsend WA. He is also survived by grandchildren Cary Newnam (wife Brandy) of New Iberia, LA, Erik Giles (wife Sarah) of Lakewood, CA, Heather Watts of New Brunswick, NJ, two great grandchildren (Alethia Watts and Ruby Giles), and a nephew, the Honorable George A. Newnam, district judge of Trinidad. Memorial service will be held at Olinger Crown Hill Chapel, 29th & Wadsworth (west side), 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Newton, Amy Louise
Amy Louise Newton - Chronicle News - April 30, 2008 - Amy Louise Newton, age 56, died peacefully at home Saturday, April 19, 2008. Amy was born February 29, 1952 in Bellefonte, Pa. to James Kane Jr. and Anna Louise Corman Kane. Amy married Kurt. N. Newton June 4, 1977 in Colorado Springs. Amy and Kurt lived in Grand Junction before moving to Trinidad 10 years ago. Amy received her AA in accounting in 1972, a BA in business administration in 1980. She received her DVM in veterinary medicine in 1991 and her RN nursing degree in 2003. She worked in accounting and business administration in Washington, D.C., Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction; as a veterinarian in Port Angles, Port Town-send and Lake Stevens, Wash. and as a nurse in Trinidad, Pueblo and Raton, N.M. Amy loved the Colorado mountains and spent many, many happy days climbing and hiking in the mountains. Her favorite place was above timberline in the mountains. She is preceded in death by her mother Anna Kane in 1998 and her father James Kane in 2006. She is survived by her husband Kurt and her cat, Smokey, and her horse, Bear, all of the family home, two brothers Lynn and his wife KennAnne Kane of Chamberburg, Pa. and James and his wife Patricia Kane of Hershey, Pa.; sisters Carol and her husband Lloyd Klinger, New Berlin, Vt. and Sharon and her husband Roland Leach of Howard, Pa. A memorial service for Amy Newton will be Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Short officiating. Instead of flowers, Amy requested memorial donations to The Lords Pantry, P.O. Box 3324, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family has entrusted the arrangements with the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Nibert, Elroy
Elroy (Bob) Nibert - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2016 - Elroy (Bob) Nibert, Oct. 6, 1926 to July 10, 2016.; and Betty E. Ryherd Nibert, March 21, 1928 to June 15, 2008, were married 59 years and will be laid to rest July 22, 2016. Elroy served in World War II in the Pacific theater. They are survived by children, Howard (Cathy), Charles (Kay) and Tara; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nible, Norman Neal
Norman Neal Nible - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2017 - Norman Neal Nible, June 1, 1942-Sept. 27, 2017. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Caroline Nible; three children, Brian (Tracy) Nible, Sharon (Tom) Enrietta and David (Lorrie) Nible; mother-in-law; 12 grandkids, 21 great-grandkids, two great-grandkids on the way; one brother; four sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, father-in-law, two sisters, three brothers, three brothers-in-law, one grandson, three great-grandchildren; his beloved dogs, Riley and Tummy; and several nieces and nephews. A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others. Donations may be made to Children's Hospital Colorado or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will celebrate all that Norman meant to us in the spring of 2018 with a Science Care Memorial.

Niccoli, Ann
Ann Niccoli - Chronicle News - April 3, 2003 - Ann Niccoli, age 88, passed away in Pueblo, on April 1, 2003. She was born in Engleville, Colorado on April 21, 1914 to Magdalena (Martinez) and Silviano Valdez. Ann attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1932. She was employed at Moses Department Store and then, together with her husband Charles, owned and operated the Royal Tavern for 6 years. Ann then worked at the Hollywood Bar until her retirement in 1977. She was an avid Rockies fan. Ann was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Preceding her in death are parents, Magdalena and Silviano Valdez, husband Charles O. Niccoli, sisters Daisy Vigil, Mabel Brito, Eva Mestas, Dolores Valdez, Genevieve Romero, brothers Ernest Valdez and Eddie Valdez. Survivors are daughter Lori (Rich) Paradiso, Pueblo, grandchildren Richelle (Duane) Nava, Pueblo, Melissa Paradiso, Pueblo, great-grandchildren Adriana Nava and Dominick Nava, brothers Paul (Angie) Valdez, Denver, Joe (Helen) Valdez, Haywood, CA, Angie (Manuel) Maes, Denver, Mary (Conrad) Maes, Denver, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral will be Monday, April 7, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Melancon. Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 125 S. Neilson, Pueblo, CO 81001. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Niccoli, Beatrice E.
Beatrice E. Niccoli - Chronicle News - May 2, 2011 - Beatrice E. Niccoli, age 94, passed away on April 25, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was born in Dawson, New Mexico on April 7, 1917, the daughter of Cristina (di Martini) and Pietro Antonelli. On December 18, 1939, Beatrice was united in marriage to Frank A. Niccoli. Preceding her in death are parents Cristina and Pietro Antonelli, husband Frank A. Niccoli and sister Clotilde Vecchio. Survivors are sister Lucy Villani, Trinidad, brother John Antonelli, Trinidad, nephews and nieces, Albert (Barbara) Villani, Denver, Robert (Sharon) Villani, Denver, Fran Villani, Trinidad, Mary Jane Carlett, Austin, Tx., Joanne Antonelli, Co. Springs, Co., great nephews and great nieces, Dominic Villani, Tony Villani, Vince Villani, , Stephanie Villani, Melissa Gill, Justin Carlett, Sharon Hollar, Bob Hall, Edward Hall, Natalie Hall, Heather Harris, and Nicolina Villani Martinez. At Beatrice’s request, private funeral services were held on April 29, 2011, with burial in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. We would like to thank our family and friends for the kindness shown to us during this time and especially to Mountain Creek Home Care and Sangre DeCristo Hospice for the excellent care given to Bea. We could not have done it without you.

Niccoli, Charles Foster
Charles Foster Niccoli - Chronicle News - December 5, 2003 - Charles Foster Niccoli, of Aguilar, Colo., passed away unexpectedly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on December 2, 2003. He was 74. Foster was born in Aguilar, Colorado on November 17, 1929 to Dorothy and Charles Niccoli. He was a longtime area rancher and steel worker. He was preceded in death by parents Dorothy and Charles Niccoli, and brother Walter H. Niccoli. Foster is survived by special friend and companion of 15 years, Angie Delrick, Aguilar; brother Samuel K. (Gaylene) Niccoli, Weston, Co.; sisters Jane (Bill) Serfling and Nancy (Cecil) High-line, Pueblo, Co.; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Niccoli, Frederick Joseph
Frederick Joseph Niccoli - Chronicle News - July 18, 2013 - Frederick Joseph Niccoli, 65, passed away peacefully from cancer surrounded by his family July 15, 2013, in Raton, N.M. Fred was born April 3, 1948, in Trinidad to Joseph Serafino Niccoli and Frances Duran Niccoli. He attended schools in Ludlow, Aguilar and Trinidad where he graduated. After graduating high school, he joined the Armed Services. He retired a Green Beret Special Forces serving 22 years in Vietnam, Granada, Panama, S.W. Asia, Kuwait, Germany, and was Tank Commander over the 63rd Tank Division in Dessert Storm. While serving, he won the Boxing Championship over all Armed Forces for four years and retired undefeated. He holds the record as Tank Commander in Desert Storm over the 63rd Tank Division, Fred resided in Raton after meeting and marrying the love of his life Joy Cummings. He was the foreman for Cummings Processing, a contractor, ranch foreman, and a professional tank and auto mechanic. He enjoyed doing auto mechanics in his spare time and especially loved spending time with his family and enjoying life. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, NRA and Elk Foundation. Fred is preceded in death by his Joseph Niccoli (father), Fred and Jenny Duran, Serafino and Annette Niccoli (grandparents); Craig Lewis (son); Vaughn M. Vigil (grandson); Clinton A. Furu (great nephew); Erminia Milinazzo (aunt); Buster Milinazzo (uncle); Charles Niccoli (uncle); May and Adolf Poyer (aunt/uncle); and Rose Mauro (aunt); Anne Boswell (niece); Bruno Niccoli (uncle); Charlie Niccoli (uncle); Margie Hart (aunt). Fred is survived by his wife Joy Cummings Niccoli; mother Frances Niccoli; sisters: Erma Furu (Henry III) and Annette Felthager; sons: Fredrick Joseph Niccoli Jr. (Casey Lynn Kern), Roy Franklin Niccoli; Matthew Albert Niccoli; Harvey Gene Decker (Lexie Beede); William McKinley Decker (Felicia); daughters: Cheryl Edwards (Ronald Edwards); Barbara Leona Decker (Ahmad Abdallat); and Theresa Jean Decker Killian (Kevin); grandchildren: Drake Niccoli, Quinn Niccoli, Sami Niccoli, Emmalee Niccoli; Zachary Allen Niccoli, Max Anthony Niccoli; Kayla Antee; Will Decker, Felicity Decker; Chrissy Vigil Miera (Mark), Johnny Vigil (Jessica), Vaughen Vigil (Jazimond), Erin Vigil; Brittney Killian, and Justin Killian; great- grandchildren: Ivy Vigil, Mark Miera; Albenita Vigil and LaVon Vigil; nephews: Corey Jay Felthager, Dennis Felthager and Robert Race Vigil; nieces: Gaylene Furu-Vigil (Robert Jr.) and Lilijana Vigil; numerous cousins. Special friends: Bob LePlatt, Jim LePlatt, Rich Galasso and Frank Sciacca. Visitation will be Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, July 19, 2013, 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home followed by interment at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Corey Jay Felthager, Roy Franklin Niccoli, Johnny Vigil, Ronald Edwards, Robert Vigil Jr., and Rich Galasso. Honorary pallbearers are Fredrick Joseph Niccoli Jr., Matthew Albert Niccoli, Bob Leplatt, Henry Furu III, Dennis Felthager and Mark Miera. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Niccoli, Johnny B.
Johnny B. Niccoli - Chronicle News - October 21, 2016 - We lost a fantastic father and grandfather, Johnny B. Niccoli, Oct. 16, 2016, at noon. He passed as he lived, quietly and peacefully. Johnny lost his beloved wife of 72 years, Mary, in December 2014. Both have left a big void in our lives and will always be missed. "Poppie" loved and lived for his family above all else. He and Mary were always there for family. He was the mainstay of the family up to the day he passed. He was adored by his grandchildren who felt he was truly a perfect man. We always asked and respected his opinion. Johnny was of "the greatest generation" serving in the Army in World War II as artillery sergeant and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His three great grandsons were fascinated with stories of his life and his experiences in the war, even writing essays in school about their hero, Poppie. Johnny retired from The First National Bank as senior vice- president but continued on as a member of the Board of Directors until his health declined. He loved going to work every day and spoke highly of his co-workers. Johnny and Mary were moved to Grand Junction in 2014 to a nursing home and he made the best of his life while living there enjoying their activities, loved to watch football and golf and read mysteries. He was loved and respected by all who came in contact with him, all reiterating the same thing, "what a wonderful man.” Johnny is survived by his son, Rick, daughter-in-law, Arlene Romero Niccoli, grandchildren, Stacee Niccoli Hunt, Ty Niccoli and granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Valdez Niccoli, great grandsons, Zachary and Johnny Niccoli, and Julian Hunt. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Johnny was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, parents Joseph and Maryanne Brocato Niccoli, mother and father-in-law, Ralph and Marie Passarelli, sisters- and brothers-in-law, John and Edna Maio, Chris and Helen Blondi, Mike and Rose Passarelli, Carl and Margaret Costa, and Father Ralph Passarelli, his great grandson, Ethan Hunt, and nephews, Ron and Jimmy Passarelli, and several nieces and nephews. Johnny was the youngest of 13 children and was preceded in death by his siblings. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow the visitation at noon at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. at Sebastiani Gym. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Maynes, Ty Niccoli, Zachary Niccoli, Phil Rico and Ernie Santos. You will be missed, our Poppie. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements

Niccoli, Mary Carmela
Mary Carmela Niccoli - Chronicle News - December 29, 2014 - Mary Carmela Niccoli, 91, died December 21, 2014 in Grand Junction. She was born December 9, 1923 in Trinidad to Ralph and Marie (Giordano) Passarelli. She was a long time resident of Trinidad. She graduated from Trinidad High School. She married Johnny Niccoli in February 1942 in Trinidad. She was a retail jeweler for her brother, Mike Passarelli at Elite Jewelers of Trinidad. Her family was her whole life spending every moment providing for them. She had a love of the Denver Broncos and remained a loyal fan. She was a member of Mount Carmel Parish and later after Mt. Carmel’s closing, a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Mike and Father Ralph, S. J., her sisters, Helen Blondie, and Margaret Costa and her great-grandson, Ethan Hunt. She is survived by her husband Johnny, her son Rick and her daughter-in-law Arlene, grandchildren, Stacee (Leigh) Hunt and Ty Niccoli and granddaughter-in-law, Lisa, great-grandchildren Zachary Niccoli, Johnny Niccoli and Julian Hunt, and her sister Edna Maio. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Visitation will be Monday, December 29 from 9:00 a.m. until noon; Rosary at noon at the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Steven Murray officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Niccoli, Mary Micheliza
Mary Micheliza Niccoli - Chronicle News - September 1, 2005 - Mary Micheliza Niccoli, a long-time Trinidad resident, passed away at the home of her granddaughter in Denton, Texas on August 16, 2005. She was born in Monte-Apperta, Italy on September 28, 1912, and was most proud when she received her U.S. Citizenship papers. Her home for many years was the El Monterey Bar and Restaurant where she gave comfort and joy to many friends and customers for over 20 years. Her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest happiness. Mary was a sweet and wonderful lady who was extremely proud of her only child, Nancy Mariano Young, who gave her two caring granddaughters, Riki Lynn and Christian Randy, and one grandson, John Michael. Some of her best times in later years occurred when Nancy took her to Ruidoso, New Mexico. The surroundings and climate in Ruidoso reminded her of Trinidad. After retirement, she moved to Denton, Texas and soon thereafter became her granddaughter, Riki Young’s roommate until she passed away. Riki cared for her and was her companion. She had always loved gardening so Riki planted flowers for her to enjoy when she was no longer able to do it herself. Mary’s granddaughter Christian and grandson-in-law Michael gave her two wonderful great-grandchildren, Christopher and Alicia, and she was anxiously awaiting the birth of twin great-grandsons in late November. Christian and family loved spending their Sunday afternoons with their “Nana”. Her grandson John Michael Young held a special place in her heart and she was proud of his career in modeling. We are sure she will be watching over all of her family as our Guardian Angel. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Theresa Micheliza; brother Tal Micheliza; and husband Mike Niccoli. Survivors are daughter Nancy and son-in-law Bill Young, Flower Mound, Texas; granddaughters Riki Young, Denton, Texas; Christian and husband, Michael Stenzel, and great-grandchildren Christopher and Alicia Stenzel, Trophy Club, Texas; and grandson John Young, Flower Mound, Texas. Trinidad survivors are: sister-in-law Mitzi Micheliza; niece Judy Micheliza Reyes; niece Gerri and husband Joe DeAngelis; nephew John and wife Johnabelle Micheliza and numerous nieces and nephews on the Micheliza side as well as the Niccoli and Cuccia side. A celebration of her life will be held at the El Rancho on September 3, 2005 from 5 to 7 p.m. for her family and friends. Interment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Niccoli, Samuel Kenneth
Samuel Kenneth Niccoli - Chronicle News - March 1, 2014 - Sam Niccoli was born March 25, 1936 in Trinidad, Colorado and entered eternal rest with God on March 16, 2014. Sam’s memory lives on with Gaylene Niccoli, his loving wife of 48 years, and their sons: Walter Niccoli (Wendy) and Steve Niccoli (Mas Kondo); grandchildren Cody Niccoli and Bailey Niccoli; sister Jane Serfling(Bill); countless nieces, nephews and innumerable others whom he has touched in his life. Sam was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Journey Niccoli, father Charles Niccoli, brother Foster Niccoli, and sister Nancy Highline. Sam ranched outside of Aguilar, Colorado all of his life. He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated with a BS in Vocational Agriculture in 1959. He was drafted into the US Army where he honed his teaching skills as a drill sergeant for six years. Afterward he blessed students at Vineland Middle School for 32 years, teaching Natural and Physical Sciences and Hunter Safety. He “retired” with Gaylene in 1991 and moved to Wet Canyon outside of Weston, Colorado where he continued to teach Hunter Safety for the Colorado Division of Wildlife and joined the Stonewall Fire Department as a volunteer wildlife firefighter. Sam blessed those around him and will be sorely missed. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Weston Fire Station, 16200 County Rd. 31.9, Unit 10, Weston, CO 81091. Memorial donations can be made to the Hunter Safety Education Program, or the Stonewall Fire Protection District, in care of Comi Funeral Home, PO Box 122, Trinidad, 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nicholas-Massenburg, Michelle
Michelle Denise Nicholas-Massenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2016 - Michelle Denise Nicholas-Massenburg. Loving wife, mother and daughter, Michelle was born March 26, 1965, in Pueblo, Colo., and resided in Colorado Springs, Colo. Michelle departed this life Dec. 22, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter M. Massenburg; son, Rashad J. Nicholas; daughter, Marquita P. Massenburg; father, Royal Nicholas Sr.; sister, Lisa Nicholas; brother, Royal Nicholas Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Public viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Angelus Chapel, 1104 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre St., Fountain, Colo.

Nichols, Brian
Brian Nichols - Chronicle News - December 14, 2005 - Two fatally injured in head-on collision – On Monday, Dec. 12, a traffic accident involving two vehicles ended the lives of two young men. Brian Nichols, 16, and Chris Jennings, 15, were traveling westbound on U.S. 160, four miles east of Trinidad at milepost 349, when, for reasons unknown to State Patrol officials, the car they occupied swerved into the eastbound lane, impacting an F-250 pickup truck driven by Kristy Buhr. Reports state that the vehicles impacted head-on and the car burst into flames upon impact. Buhr was transported by ambulance to Pueblo with what were believed to be multiple fractures, and her mother, Karen Buhr, who was a passenger, was transported to Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Chronicle News - December 15, 2005 - Brian Russell Nichols, age 16, went to his Heavenly Home to be with his Grampa on December 12, 2005. He was born in Poway, California on December 30, 1988 to Erin K. (Paulsen) and Kimball “Nick” Nichols. Brian was currently a junior at Branson High School. He had a passion for life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed playing pool at the arcade, bowling, and taking part in any type of water sports. Brian liked riding motorcycles and also was able to hunt for the first time this year. He was active in school activities including being a member of the Branson High basketball team. He was a past member of Branson FFA where he raised a pig which won first place in the Round Robin under the direction of Mr. Scott Miller, his mentor. He enjoyed Rap and Country music and was currently listening to Mariah Carey songs, which included his favorite song, “We Belong Together”. Preceding him in death are grandfather Gilbert Paulsen, grandmother Lorena Nichols, and uncle Scott Nichols. Survivors are parents, Erin and Kimball “Nick” Nichols, Trinidad; brother Bobby Nichols (Crystal Samora), Trinidad; sister Breann Nichols, Trinidad; grandparents Jackie Paulsen, Trinidad, Robert (Vonnie) Nichols, Washington; aunts and uncles, Barbara Nichols, Washington, Valarie Nichols, San Jose, Ca., Kevin (Diane) Paulsen, Colorado Springs, Kim (Dani) Paulsen, Maui, Hawaii, Kerri (Carrie) Paulsen, Missouri; great aunts and uncles, Marilyn Fredericks, Trinidad, Sean P. McCarver, Trinidad, Mike (Laura) McCarver, Trinidad; numerous cousins, other relatives, and a host of many dear friends. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the Faith Christian Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Head Start School, 513 Alta. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Brian Nichols Memorial Fund, c/o Nichols Family, 832 W. Baca, or the Branson High School Basketball Program, c/o Jaxon Autry, P.O. Box 128, Branson, Co. 81027. The family may be contacted at 832 W. Baca. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nichols, Charles Anthony
Charles Anthony “Charlie” Nichols - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2016 - Charles Anthony “Charlie” Nichols, 57, of Pueblo West, passed peacefully on Nov. 4, 2016, after a brief illness at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Charlie was born on March 4, 1959, in La Junta, Colo., and graduated from La Junta High School. He worked for the Santa Fe Railway in La Junta from 1978 through 2000, first as a telecommunication technician and then as a locomotive engineer. Charlie was a reserve police officer for the La Junta Police Department from 1977 through 1980, and a reserve deputy for the Otero County Sheriff’s Office from 1986 through 2003. Upon retirement, he left La Junta and moved to Pueblo West. Charlie loved the outdoors, shooting sports, and as a former Eagle Scout and member of the Kiowa Clan of the Koshare Indians, he loved the Boy Scouts of America. Charlie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always ready to help in any way he could. His caring example will be missed. Charlie is survived by his loving mother, Mary Jean Nichols of La Junta; and loving sister, Barbara Ann Nichols (Glen Sommer) of Isleton, Calif. He also is survived by his dog, Bear; countless friends and family members; and his best friend, David Rooks and family. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Chance Nichols; and his father, Barney “Nick” Nichols, both of whom Charlie missed terribly. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Charles Nichols to the Otero County Sheriff’s Office or the Boy Scouts of America.

Nichols, Isaac Steward
Isaac Steward Nichols – Walsenburg World – February 11, 1915 – I. S. Nichols, 52, for the last 23 years agent for the Denver & Rio Grande at Colorado City, died there after two weeks illness. He was a member of the school board there for the last 20 years. [Editor's Note: Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.]

Nichols, June Florence
June Florence Nichols – Walsenburg World – February 4, 1915 – Died Thursday, January 28, June Florence Nichols, age 3 weeks, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Nichols.

Nichols, Richard E.
Richard “Nick” E. Nichols - Chronicle News - December 29, 2003 - Richard “Nick” E. Nichols, age 64 of Wet Canyon, passed away on December 22, 2003 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born May 31, 1939. He was retired from Dow Chemical Company in Victoria, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Willy Brown; his wife, Alex Nichols; and children. Memorial Mass will be held December 31, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at San Isidro Catholic Church in Vigil, Colorado. Heritage Foundation. March 15.

Nichols, Teresa
Teresa Nichols – Walsenburg World – September 7, 1911 – Miss Theresa Nichols, a former teacher of Walsenburg, died from an operation for appendicitis at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Grand Junction, Colorado, last week. Interment took place in Denver. Miss Nichols’ sudden death comes as a surprise to a number of her many friends and it is with deep regret that we learn of this sad in to a life so young and promising.

Nicholson, Emmajane
Emmajane Nicholson - Chronicle News - October 27, 2003 - Emmajane Nicholson, age 60, a Nampa, Idaho resident since 1970, passed away peacefully in her sleep and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Wednesday morning, October 22, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Emma’s life will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene (3001 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa, Idaho), Pastor Doug Wilson will officiate. Emmajane was born April 7, 1943 in Trinidad, Colorado to Horace Frank and Nellie May (Arnold) Colby. Emmajane is survived by her husband, Lynn at their home in Nampa; three daughters, Emma (Steven) Bark-man, Elizabeth Nicholson and Elsa (Joe) Miller all of Nampa; two granddaughters, Stephanne Barkman and Emmalyn Barkman; three grandsons, Lynn-Steven Barkman, Seth Miller and Zane Miller; six siblings, Robert (Margie) Colby of New Jersey, Charles (Sharon) Colby of New Mexico, Pearl (Ray) Hafner of Kansas, Peggy (Garland) Price of Washington, George (Dean) Colby of Alabama and John (Diana) Colby of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as other distant family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandma Ruth Arnold. Arrangements are under the direction of Alsip & Persons Funeral Chapel (404 10th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651 office: 208-466-3545).

Nicholson, Moody
Moody Nicholson - - Moody Nicholson; Birth: Mar. 23, 1876, Falkner, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA; Death: Feb. 20, 1920, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russian Federation. Birth: Born 23 Mar 1876 in Falkner, Mississippi, to parents Hansford and Agnes Nicholson. He had 2 sisters, Orpah and Virginia.1898 Army Enlistment: He enlisted in Colorado, describing himself as 5 ft 7 in tall, blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion. His gravestone inscription is: Cpl. Company C, 31st US Infantry, US Army, WWI. 1900 US Federal Census: age 23, single, a soldier, stationed at Fort D.A. Russell, in Laramie, Wyoming. Death: Died 20 Feb 1920 in Vladivostok, Russia, while on active duty, body shipped to San Francisco for burial (1 May 1920) at San Francisco National Cemetery. Burial: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA; Plot: Sec NAWS #868-A

Nicholson, Paul Anthony
Paul Anthony Nicholson - Chronicle News - May 26, 2004 - Paul Anthony Nicholson, 74, of Parkman, Wyoming, died May 19, 2004, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after a courageous battle with pneumonia and “Valley Fever”. Paul was born on January 21, 1930, and lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, until he was 42 years old. In 1972, he moved his family to a ranch east of Trinidad, Colorado and stayed there until 1977, when he moved to the ranch in Park-man, Wyoming. Paul was a devoted rancher, a passionate and accomplished horseman, a successful real estate developer and a sophisticated stock market enthusiast. He had a passion for raising good horses and Angus cattle. He was a true steward of the land, a generous provider for his family and had unending heartfelt compassion for many people in all walks of life. He spent over 40 years perfecting a solid line of Angus cattle, which were functionally and climatically adapted to the various range conditions where he lived. He had an avid interest in selecting, breeding, raising and training his ideal type of Quarter Horse, polo pony and Thoroughbred. He was an avid supporter of the Big Horn, Scottsdale, Krazy Horse and Eldorado Polo Clubs. His love for polo began in Tulsa where he played at the Southern Hills Polo Club and later was a founding member of the Chukker Club. After a brief sabbatical, he rekindled his interest in polo at Big Horn Polo Club after he purchased the ranch in Parkman. After a winter in Wyoming, his thoughts traveled to warmer climates during that time of the year. He began his wintertime polo escapes to Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, California, then later moved to the Scottsdale area where he enjoyed polo and Thoroughbred Racing. While in the Indio area, he met his second wife of 24 years, Marilyn Clayton Nicholson. They were true soul mates and together they shared the love of horses through all aspects of the equine industry. Paul is survived by his devoted wife, Marilyn; his three children from his first marriage to Lynn Ellen Jillson of Tulsa, Paul Gregory Nicholson, Julia Nicholson Boyle, Michael Anthony Nicholson; five grandchildren; three step-children, Tony Arnds, Dana Arnds and Stephanie Schindler; and seven step-grandchildren. The family suggests that memorials be sent to: the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 80807, Billings, MT 59108, (800) 879-0850; the Salvation Army, 150 S. Tschirgi, Sheridan, WY 82801, (307) 672-2444; or the Polo Training Foundation, 70 Clinton St., Tully, NY 13159, (315) 696-5070. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at C Spear Ranch, Pass Creek Road, Parkman, Wyoming with Father Rudy Rosales officiating. Interment will be at the ranch. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Nickerson, Connie
Connie Nickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Connie Nickerson, 84, passed away on Oct. 10, 2017. She is survived by sisters, Mary and Elosia, and spouses; children, Chris, Darlene, Don and Sean; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Connie was a dedicated mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good Broncos game. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Nickerson, Russell E.
Russell E. Nickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2017 - Russell E. Nickerson, 77, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Lila; five children and grandchildren. At Russell's request, cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date.

Nickless, Harry
Harry R. Nickless - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2016 - Harry R. Nickless, born Oct. 28, 1938, in Tracy, Minn., died on May 21, 2016. Harry leaves as survivors, his wife, Mavis; three sons and their families: Ray and Terri, grandchildren, Claire and Jenna; Steve and Barb, grandchildren, Kyle and Amanda; Dave and Cate, grandchildren, Collin and Trevor; and his sister, Rita. Harry served 30 enjoyable years with the U.S. Forest Service. He loved his job, the outdoors and his family. No funeral services.

Nickovich, Stephan
Stephan "Steve" Nickovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2017 - Stephan "Steve" Nickovich, 71, passed away June 25, 2017. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home - June 30, 2017 - Stephan (Steve) Nickovich,71, born on March 14, 1946, in Vallejo, California; gone on June 25, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. Steve grew up in Pueblo, graduated from Centennial High School in 1964, and attended Colorado College for three years. He worked at A-B Packing, where he said he grew up in the school of hard knocks. The economic downturn drove Steve and his then-wife, Shari, to Denver, until her passing in 2000. Steve retired from AMI in 2009, ending a career as a commercial HVAC Technician. In 1999 Steve was unable to attend his 45th high school class reunion; although he had already paid to attend the reunion, his badges remained on the tables. Steve's nemesis through primary, junior high school and high school was Mary (Palmer) Wood. She attended the reunion – and classmates were asking her where he was. She sent him an email that said, "I think we have some unfinished business…" He subsequently moved from Aurora back to Pueblo in 2011, and spent that summer wooing Mary, now called Liz, until they wed on January 1, 2012. Steve (aka "Nick") loved motorcycle rides, alone or with passengers. Lacking any professional training, he drew and painted meticulous versions of historical ships and intricate fantasies. He would spend hours building authentically detailed model planes & ships, and could usually tell you the history of every single one of his models, including what war it was involved in. He could also name every knot which he crafted from waxed thread, and he often melted sprue to create railings and other fine details. He enjoyed watching movies (especially war or classics), bathroom reading (you should see the stack of nautical books on the back shelf of the toilet!), reading newspapers and watching YouTube historical videos on his Kindle, cooking (especially breakfast, and he sure knew how to do bacon), and house husbanding. Then, of course, there was his favorite saying, "It is all the part of the intergalactic conspiracy to piss me off…" Steve is survived by his wife, Liz; sister, Marti (Jim) Isler of Montrose; two children, Sheila (Rayme Anzlovar) Morris and Meri (Bob) Cochran; three grandchildren, Alex Middleton, Bryan Van De Veire and Kassie Van De Veire; Skya and Napoleon and the Sunday Bronco Crew (Steve, Scotty, Jon, Alice, Diane, Aven, and Nicky). The family will greet friends at 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Reception Hall at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Nicksich, Josephine
Josephine L. Nicksich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2016 - Josephine L. Nicksich passed away on Nov. 23, 2016. She was born to Gabriele and Rosaria Garone on Oct. 17, 1922. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Michael “Tiger” Nicksich; brothers, Nick, Joe, Dominic, Carl, Anthony, Tony and John Garone; sister, Rose (Carl) Engman; and two nephews. Survived by nephews, Carl (Beverly) Engman and Donny Garone; niece, Joann Garone; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1940 and began her career at Max Day Insurance Agency. She was a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and Robert Rawlings Library. Josephine was an avid dog lover, who had many loyal canine companions over the years that she loved very much. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at St. Pius X Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Nicol, Charles F.
Charles F. Nicol - Chronicle News - February 22, 2011 - Charles F. Nicol, a prominent life-long Las Animas County cattleman and farmer, passed away on his 90th birthday, February 17, at his home in Hoehne. He was born in Trinidad to Andrew and Anna Belle Nicol in 1921. He married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Mayborn on April 25, 1943. Charles spent his early life on his family's Twin Peaks Ranch at the base of the Spanish Peaks. He graduated from Trinidad High School and Colorado A & M (CSU) with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Husbandry. In 1949 he moved to Hoehne where he was involved in many community organizations, including ASCS, Valley Co-op, Farmers Union, National Bowling League, 4-H, and FFA. He was a founding member of the El Moro-Hoehne Pipeline Association. Charles was very committed to education. He was President of the Hoehne School Board and taught Vocational Agriculture in Hoehne one year. One of his proudest accomplishments was being instrumental in defeating the reorganization efforts to consolidate Hoehne and other rural schools. Charles always was a champion for causes that bettered the community, resulting in his involvement with numerous activities throughout Las Animas County. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Alpha Zeta Fraternity, Trinidad Historic Society, and a Director of the Hoehne Ditch Company. Charles was a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge No. 28 for 65 years. His Masonic involvements included being both a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, member of Al Kaly Shrine, Trustee for the Masonic Cemetery, and member of Eastern Star. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Anna Belle Nicol; brothers, James and Andrew; and wife, Maxine Nicol. He is survived by children Janet (Dave) Hawkins, Carole (Aldo) Sebben, and Allen (Mary) Nicol; grandchildren, Nancy (Kurt) Werner, Paul (Elisa) Hawkins, Greg Hawk-ins, Rebecca Hawkins, Aldo Sebben Jr., Jennifer (Brian) Peterson, Kristen (Ernie) Trujillo; and great-grandchildren Luke, Colton, Jordon, Syerra, and An-drew; brother-in-law, Robert Mayborn; numerous nieces and nephews; friend and companion Geraldine Merrill; and caregiver Jackie Paulsen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 269 (c/o Florie Massarotti, 410 Chestnut Street, Trinidad, CO 81082) or a charity of the givers choice. Memorial services will be held at The First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom Street, Friday, Feb. 25th at 10:00 am; followed by Masonic Graveside Services at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Nicol, Rhoda Margaret
Rhoda Margaret Riggs Nicol - Chronicle News - September 8, 2010 - Rhoda was born in Chicosa Canyon on July 29, 1926, the seventh of eight children of Margaret L. and William Eldred Riggs. She attended country one-room school houses through the seventh grade, Centennial Junior High School and graduated from Trinidad High School in 1943 at the age of 16. Rhoda was married to James Robert Nicol on October 31, 1946. They lived for a year at the Twin Peaks Ranch at the Spanish Peaks, then moved to Trinidad where Jim was a mechanic and Rhoda worked as a bookkeeper, a career she began at age 16 and continued for the rest of her life. The family moved to Southern California in 1961, where Rhoda had her own accounting business for several years. She retired in 1986 and in 1994 after spending time with her daughter and family in San Jose, CA, she moved back to Trinidad where she volunteered at the Art Gallery and was active in the Trinidad Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star where she was a Past Worthy Matron. Rhoda is an original member of the Gulnare Home Demonstration Club. Upon returning to Trinidad, she enjoyed wandering all over the countryside with her sister Bet, enjoying the wildlife and beauty of the area. They even drove to Tulsa, OK to go to an Alan Jackson concert. Rhoda loved the outdoors, camping and dune buggying. Rhoda was very proud of her accomplishments with nothing more than a high school education. She was the Controller of trucking company, supervising fifteen employees in nine companies. Rhoda was also quite proud of the fact that in 2006 she re-opened her accounting business and worked from home using the wonders of modern technology (the internet). In 2003, she returned to California to live with her daughter and family, where she continued to spread her joy, love and values. Rhoda fought a valiant battle with Congestive Heart Failure and Multiple Sclerosis. She passed away peacefully on August 19, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Hughes of San Jose, CA, and three grandchildren, Bob (Laura) Hughes of Colorado Springs and Jimmy and Jennifer Hughes of San Jose, sisters Mary (Bet) Riggs of Trinidad and Ethel Dolan of Oklahoma City, brothers John (Louise) of Wichita, Kansas and Robert (Marge) of Denver, brother-in-law Charles Nicol of Hoehne, sister-in-law Arlie Riggs of Westcliffe, former son-in-law Tom Hughes and 18 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers as well as by her husband Jim. Memorial services will be conducted on September 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. The Eastern Star Chapter will participate. Ashes will be spread at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice or to a private “Riggs Scholarship Fund.”

Nicola, Dora Mae
Dora Mae Nicola - Chronicle News - April 8, 2010 - Dora Mae Nicola, age 92, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 5, 2010.She was born in Grey Creek, Colorado on February 8, 1918 to Clara M. (Drummond) and Raymond K. Brown. On July 17, 1937, Dora was united in marriage to Michael A. Nicola at Holy Trinity Rectory Chapel. She was employed for many years at Alpert’s Clothing Store. She was a member of St. Joseph and Holy Trinity Parishes. Dora was a volunteer at the Arthur Mitchell Museum. She also was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Senior Citizens. A very talented person, Dora was an artist and poet. She also loved to quilt. She was a member of the Bound Together Quilt Club of Trinidad, Needle and Eye Quilt Club of Canon City and also the Royal Gorge Quilt Council. She enjoyed cooking and listening to guitar music. She made many friends easily as Dora was truly a people person. She was affectionately known to many as “Grandma Dora” because of her loving and caring ways. Preceding her in death are parents, Clara and Ray Brown; husband, Michael A. Nicola; son, Charles V. Nicola; great-granddaughter, Nicole R. Steffenson and son-in-law, Walter Honeycutt. Survivors are children, Claire L. Honeycutt, Mike R. (Lynn) Nicola, John A. (Katie) Nicola, Marlene (Bob) Hardcastle; sister, Zelma Sharp of Green Valley, Ariz.; grandchildren, Phyllis (Dave) Steffenson, Linda (Dee) Carmack, Mark (Amy) Honeycutt, Dan (Becky) Honeycutt, Sandra (Ted) Vanerwoude; great-grandchildren, Eldon (Amanda) Steffenson, Vincent Steffenson, Staci Honeycutt, Ashley Honeycutt, Logan Dittmar, Pieter Vanerwoude; great-great-grandchildren, Daniel Steffenson, Jenna Steffenson, Brandon Steffenson, Kendra Steffenson, Sven Steffenson; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Mark Honeycutt, Dan Honeycutt, Dave Steffen-son, Eldon Steffenson, Bob Hardcastle and Dee Carmack. In lieu of flowers or food, donations can be made to the Fisher’s Peak Volunteer Fire Dept. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nicoletti, Edwin
Edwin Nicoletti – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Edwin Nicoletti will be held this morning at 10 o’clock from the McMinn chapel. Interment will be in Mountain View.

Nicolio, Giacomo
Giacomo Nicolio – Walsenburg World – May 30, 1912 – Died at Midway, May 17, 1912, Giacomo Nicolio, age 35 years.

Nicolla, Tony
Tony Nicolla – Walsenburg World – June 26, 1906 – Disputed Bill – Got Shot – Tony Nicolla, an Italian miner who died at the Minnequa Hospital in Pueblo June 21, was buried in Trinidad Friday afternoon. He was an employee of the Dawson Fuel Company and was shot in the back some weeks ago, the bullet severing his spinal cord. He stated he was shot by a washerwoman with whom he had had some words over the washing of his clothing.

Nidey, Mary Lorraine
Mary Lorraine Nidey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2017 - Mary Lorraine Nidey, born Dec. 30, 1922; passed July 29, 2017. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John; her daughter, Mary; son-in-law, James Thomas; their infant son, Jerry Michael; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Nidey. Survived by her children, John Nidey and his daughter, Sandy Lou; Mary's children, Kristin Holcomb, Jimmy John, Kassandra, Jeff and Karie; Mike Nidey (Bridgette Gumina) and his children, Amy and Cristopher; Rick (Cindy) Nidey and his children, Nicholas and Nichole. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Imperial cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to hospice. Special thanks to granddaughter, Kristin, and great-granddaughter, Makena Sutton, for the special care given Mother.

Nielsen, Betty
Betty Nielsen - Huerfano World - July 6, 2015 - Betty Nielsen, 93, of Walsenburg, CO, passed away on July 4, 2015. Betty had resided at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg for the last four years. Born on August 28, 1921, in Fort Worth Texas, Betty grew up in Arcadia, CA and attended Pepperdine University. Her interests early in life were singing opera and swing dancing. Later, she collected porcelain dolls and bred shitzu dogs for show. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Nielsen; parents Joseph and Durabelle White; her sister Geraldine Flores; her brother Robert White; and her son Donald Gillett. Betty is survived by her three remaining children, Jack Gillett of Thousand Oaks, CA; Jeanne Dalaba of Puerto Vallarta, MX; and Pattie Rowe of Walsenburg, CO. She also has nine grandchildren: Julie Gillett, Jack Gillett, Jr., Michael Dalaba, Tim Murray, Tad Murray, Niki Rowe, Fred Rowe, Debbie Gillett, and Donald Clint Gillett, as well as more than ten great-grandchildren. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers or condolences, the family suggests a donation in Betty’s name be given to local animal rescues.

Nielsen, Joan Mae
Joan Mae Nielsen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2016 - Joan Mae Nielsen. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 240 Highway 50 Business, Avondale.

Nielsen, Zelma
Zelma Nielsen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2016 - Zelma Nielsen, 80, passed away on Aug. 31, 2016. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry Nielsen; sister-in-law, Nan Largent; and brother-in-law, Ronald Huff. Survived by her children, Richard Nielsen, Cindi Sheppard and Steven (Peggy) Nielsen; siblings, Gaylord (Karen), Kenneth, Billie and Jim (Judy); grandchildren, Richard, Christopher, Saul, Nathan, Lanae and Alessandra Sheppard; Kenneth and Robert Nielsen; and 12 great-grandchildren. Zelma married Larry on June 30, 1954, in Hotchkiss, Colo. She volunteered for the Arc and was on the board for PDI. Viewing, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, followed by the funeral service, at 11 a.m., both held at Imperial Funeral Home. Special thanks to Dr. Rendler, Ashley and Kathy with Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Nielson, Bill
Bill Nielson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2015 - Bill Nielson, 69, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2015. Survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Tammy, Sara (Archie); and six grandchildren. At his request, cremation has taken place.

Nieves, Christian Anthony Flores
Christian Anthony Flores Nieves - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2017 - Christian Anthony Flores Nieves, 26, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2017. Christian is survived by his children, Royce and Raden. He is also survived by many extended family and friends who loved him dearly. Cremation has taken place.

Nightingale, George
George Nightingale - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2017 - George Nightingale, 86, passed away on Feb. 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nona, in 2016. He is survived by his sons, George A. (Peggy) and Darryl Nightingale; daughters, Debbie Pino, Tanna (Dennis) Powers; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Kaman. George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving three Bronze Stars. He loved woodworking, and was an avid skier, skiing into his mid-70s. He retired from the rail mill at CF&I. Viewing will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Nightingale, Nona Marie
Nona Marie Nightingale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2016 - Nona Marie Nightingale, 80, passed away March 8, 2016. She is survived by her husband, George, of 62 years; children, George A. (Peggy), Darryl, Debbie Pino, Tanna (Dennis) Powers; grandchildren, Marty, Melissa, Tisha, Christopher, Darryl; 11 great-grandchildren. Nona volunteered at St. Mary-Corwin, and was a member of the Volksmarch (non-competitive walking club). She loved roses, sewing, traveling and Disney. Viewing will be at noon Tuesday, March 15, 2016, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m., both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Nigro, Bernando
Bernando Nigro – Walsenburg World – February 13, 1908 – Died Friday, February 10, 1908, Bernando Nigro, age 1 year and 3 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nigro of Walsen.

Nigro, Catherina
Catherina Nigro – Walsenburg World – July 27, 1911 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Tuesday, July 25, 1911, Catherina Nigro, age 22 years, 11 months, seven days. Walsenburg World – August 10, 1911 – Card of Thanks – Mr. Marco Nigro desires to express his thanks to the many friends who gave aid during the illness and sympathy at the decease of my wife.

Nigro, Michael Robert
Michael Robert Nigro - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2016 - Michael Robert Nigro, born Aug. 7, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo.; passed away March 14, 2016, at Denver Hospice Hospital after a long illness. Preceded in death by parents, Orlando Mike and Virginia Nigro. Michael enjoyed all sports, especially football and loved playing golf. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, Nicole (Levi) Sattler and Nichelle Nigro; and most recently, his new granddaughter, Isabella Rose. Also survived by sister, Luann (Andrew) Silva; niece, Sara Silva Montgomery (Dan); grandniece, Meredith Rose; and numerous cousins and friends. Memorial Scripture Service, 10 a.m. today, March 18, 2016, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Reception to follow.

Nigro, Rose
Rose Nigro – Walsenburg World – July 29, 1909 – Died at Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, July 21, 1909, Mrs. Rose Nigro, wife of Marco Nigro of Walsenburg, Colorado, at the age of 26 years, 8 months and 13 days. The cause of death was acute catarrhal pneumonia. The body of the deceased was sent to Walsenburg for burial and on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Mass was held at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg. The funeral was conducted from the church at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nikolov, Elaine P.
Elaine P. (Montoya) Nikolov - Chronicle News - June 6, 2011 - Elaine P. (Montoya) Nikolov, born May 4, 1940 in Trinidad, CO. Loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away May 27, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by father, John D. Montoya and beloved husband Dimiter K. Nikolov. She is survived by her children, Tim (Linda) Montoya, Joseph (Teresa) Gutierrez, Angela (Tony) Reed, Rick Gutierrez, Gerald (Carmel) Gutierrez, Lisa (Charles), Ali Montoya and David Montoya. Also survived by her mother Patsy Montoya, brothers and sisters Donald Montoya, Christine Maldonado, Tessy (Cruz) Longoria, James Montoya and Dodi (Pete) Martinez. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Elaine was a loving mother who worked hard, sometimes two jobs at a time, to provide a good life for her children when they were young. She managed rental property, Mexican food restaurants and worked as a seamstress. She retired from Renaissance Hotels and Resorts where she was employed as a Supervisor of Housekeeping and Hospitality for 20 years. Visitation and Rosary: Monday, June 6, 5-7 p.m. at Advantage Aurora Chase Chapel, 1095 Havana St., Aurora. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 13120 E. Kentucky Ave., Aurora 80012. Interment to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.

Niles, Fred H.
Fred H. Niles - Wet Mountain Tribune - April 16, 1965 - Fred H. Niles Rites Held Last Monday - Funeral services were held for Fred H. Niles, long-time resident of the Wet Mountain Valley, at the Cotopaxi Community church Monday, April 12. The Rev. A. C. Hill officiated. Burial was in the Hillside cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Squire, Homer King, Bert Blackford, Leslie Caughman, William Frank and Cannie King. Mr. Niles was born Jan 22, 1878 [Feb. 28, 1877?] at Silver Plume, Colo. He came to Querida in 1882 from Boulder with his parents. They came to Canon City via team and wagon and to Westcliffe up Grape Creek on the narrow gauge railroad. Fred’s father, Jack Niles, worked in the Bassick mine. Mr. Niles later lived with Mr. and Mrs. Mike O’Leary on a ranch near Hillside and attended school at Brush Creek. He learned the blacksmith trade from Mr. O’Leary who had a blacksmith shop in Silver Cliff. He engaged in farming and had a blacksmith shop at Hillside for a number of years and was also a miner and had mining interests. He and Dora King were united in marriage in Pueblo on July 7, 1900 [July 26, 1901?]. She preceded him in death in 1932. Two brothers, Edward Niles and Phillip Niles, also preceded him in death. Mr. Niles leaves eight children: Leland E. Niles of Westcliffe, Mrs. Dorothy Myers and Mrs. Anona Eaton of Denver, Grover Niles of Albuquerque, N.M., James Millard Niles of Fruitvale, Wash., Mrs. Emma Blaud of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Althea Gasser of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Agnes Cox of Silesia, Mont. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Niles-Nichols, Dorothy Ann
Dorothy Ann Niles-Nichols - Wet Mountain Tribune - February 17, 2000 - Former Valley resident Dorothy Ann Niles-Nichols died Feb. 9, 2000 at her home in Colorado Springs following a lingering illness. She was 58. Mrs. Nichols was born Aug 11, 1941 in Pueblo to Leland E. and Genevieve H. (Winslow) Niles. She was raised here, and was a 1960 graduate of Custer County High School. Prior to her retirement, she served as a human resources representative for Hewlett-Packard in Colorado Springs. She married Kenneth E. Nichols in Canon City on July 12, 1963. He survives, as does her mother, of Silver Cliff, and three brothers and two sisters: Leland E. “Buzz” (and wife, Mary) Niles of Grand Junction; Darrell R. (and wife, Jennifer) Niles of Silver Cliff; Caroline Deborah Niles of Gilbert, Ariz.; and Jacqueline Sue (Mrs. Cliff) Hobby of Rosita. Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her father in 1977, and by a son, Kenneth Rodney Niles, also in 1977. Private memorial services will be held at the family plot at the Hillside Cemetery. At Mrs. Nichols’ request: “To my friends who choose to remember me, please forego monetary gifts and flowers; rather give of your time and energy, the greatest gift of all, to visit friends who are ill or aged, to help someone learn to read, to clear a nature path for others. In this way, you will give meaning to my life and my death.”

Nimmo, John
John Nimmo – Walsenburg World – April 29, 1915 – Jury to Try Lawson Secured – Trinidad – The 12 men to try John R. Lawson, international board member for District No. 15 of the United Mine Workers of America, for the alleged murderer of John Nimmo in Ludlow, October 26, 1913, were chosen Thursday.

Nimon, Bernadean
Bernadean Louise (Phillips) Nimon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Bernadean Louise (Phillips) Nimon was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Oakley, Kan., to Julian and Laura Phillips. Bernadean graduated from Scott Community High School, Kansas, in 1944. On Sept. 5, 1948, in Montrose, Colo., she married the love of her life, William "Bill" Nimon, whom she loved for 66 years. Bernadean retired from District 60 Food Services. She also volunteered at Parkview Hospital and the Telephone Pioneers with Bill. Bernadean is survived by her three children, Stan (Linda) Nimon of Falcon, Colo., Dee Ott of Aurora, Colo., and Randy Nimon of Pueblo, Colo. She also is survived by four grandchildren, Brenda, James, Jennifer, Aimee; and two step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffrey. Also surviving are six great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren. Bernadean was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Julius and Laura Phillips; three sisters, Gladys Cook, Velma Phillips and Hellen Cullum; and two brothers, Lawrence Phillips and Harold Phillips. She loved to sew quilts and was a member of The Pride City Quilt Guild, knitting, crafting, reading, gardening, and was an excellent cook. Bernadean and Bill loved to travel. They enjoyed numerous Elderhostel trips, as well as trips around the world. A Celebration of Life will take place on Memorial Day 2018 with private burial at McCoy Cemetery in McCoy, Colo. Donations may be made in her honor to: Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203

Nimon, William Lloyd
William L. “Bill” Nimon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2014 - William L. “Bill” Nimon, 91, passed away Dec. 20, 2014. Memorial service will be held in January and full notice to run in January. Imperial Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2015 - William “Bill” Lloyd Nimon. A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Imperial Funeral Home. Private burial at McCoy Cemetery in McCoy, Colo., on Memorial Day.

Ninahualpa, Phyllis M.
Phyllis M. Ninahualpa - Huerfano World Journal - May 25, 2017 - Phyllis M. Ninahualpa entered into rest on May 12, 2017. She was born July 24. 1949. Phyllis was born and raised in Walsenburg, CO. She was born to Oris and Ernestine Trujillo. She did many activities with St. Mary School, along with Walsenburg schools. She leaves behind her sons Jose Ninahualpa and David Martinez, also her sister Barbara (Ted) Garcia, her brother, and many nieces and nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, and great-grandsons. She was loved by many. Rosary at 11a.m. Friday, May 19 with Mass to follow at 11:30. Burial will be held after Mass, at North St. Mary Cemetery.

Nipper, Dorothy Marie
Dorothy Marie "Mumsie" Nipper - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2016 - Dorothy Marie “Mumsie” Nipper passed away on Feb. 22, 2016, while surrounded by friends and family. Dorothy was 81 years old. She was born May 14, 1934, in Williston, Tenn. The wife of a U.S. Marine for 53 years, Dorothy was unbelievably well loved by everyone who knew her. Dorothy enjoyed bingo, fishing, and was a member of numerous bowling leagues for 30 years. Dorothy kept her wits about her until the end and always had a “saying” for any situation that arose. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Bertha Chambers; one brother, one sister; and her loving husband, Cecil “Bird” Nipper. Survived by her five children, Rick Miller, Michael (Sandy) Miller, Stephen Miller, Diane Miller and Lisa (Robert) Moncivaiz; special friends, Joanne Stearns and Dewayla Dyer; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Robert Moncivaiz for the care he gave her until the end. Cremation has taken place, at her request. Family gathering, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at 1015 W. Mesa Ave., Pueblo.

Nipper, Sylvia Jean
Sylvia Jean Nipper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 6, 2017 - Sylvia Jean Nipper, 77, passed away Nov. 22, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born at La Junta, Colo., Feb. 25, 1940. She graduated from La Junta High School, married, and moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she and her husband owned and operated Pueblo Typewriter Exchange until he died in an accident. Sylvia worked various account/clerk jobs through the years retiring from CF&I Steel Corp. Sylvia married Frank Nipper in 1965. They lived on a small acreage and enjoyed the country style life. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad until retirement. She loved working in her flower garden, bowling and square dancing. She kept her beloved horses, dogs and cats near. Sylvia also enjoyed taking cruises and gambling trips. She was always present whenever the family gathered together for special occasions. Sylvia will be dearly miss-ed by family and friends. Sylvia is survived by her sister, Marian Mae Barnes; nephews, Brian Donald Barnes, David Alan Barnes; niece, Linda Louise Barnes Hunter and their families; Uncle George Boraker; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Thomas Edwards and Lena Mae Berkley Edwards; husbands, Robert J. Munyon and Frank Searle Nipper; father- and mother-in-law, Frank Sylvester and Edith Emily Nipper. Sylvia was very thankful for the caregivers from Sangre De Cristo Hospice and First Light Home Care. Those who wish may make donations to those organizations. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Chapel.

Nitz, Robert Max
Robert Max Nitz – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1919 – Died – Nitz, Robert Max, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nitz, died January 23, at 2906 Fifth avenue. Funeral from Whiton’s chapel this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.

Nixon, MaryJo A.
MaryJo A. Nixon - The Gazette - May 25, 2012 - MaryJo (MJ) A. Nixon of Colorado Springs passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 after a long struggle with cancer. MJ was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 21, 1949 to Raymond D. and Josephine C. (Schmitz) Nixon. MaryJo attended Divine Redeemer and St. Mary's High school. She later attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado. She will be remembered as a gifted sculpture and artist, adventurer, and mighty fine cook. She is also remembered for her humor, compassion, and tenacity. She was an outdoor enthusiast with a love for horses, dogs, and fishing. MJ is survived by her brother David G. Nixon, her niece Andrea Nixon and nephew George Nixon. She was predeceased by her parents Josephine C. Nixon and Raymond D. Nixon. A memorial and viewing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Kids TLC, 480 South Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062.

Nizzi, Natale
Natale Nizzi – Walsenburg World – February 20, 1906 – Disaster at Maitland – Monday morning there occurred one of the most terrible catastrophes in the history of Huerfano County. By a gas explosion in the Maitland mine at 10 o’clock yesterday morning nearly a score of miners lost their lives. The explosion occurred in what is known as the old sunshine mine but which is now worked by the Victor Fuel Company from the Maitland entry. The place of the explosion is under the hogback west of the old sunshine entry. As soon as a rescue party could enter the mine without a greater sacrifice of life, the work of rescue began, and by 4 o’clock 12 dead bodies had been removed from the mine. By 12 o’clock that night no more dead bodies had been recovered but two more were known to be in the mine somewhere. Archie Miller, the pit boss, and Pete Divizio, a driver, are the two missing men known to be still in the mine. Just how many more men may be in the mine is not known at the time we go to press. In all there are 35 men who work in that portion of the mine. But possibly from 15 to 20 did not go to work on the fateful day, since Saturday was paid a and many of the miners with their families were in Walsenburg and others of the foreign element were not yet recovered from the conjunction of payday and a Sunday with plenty of money and were resting up from their celebration. Every one of the miners who went to work in that section of the mine that day were killed outright. No one lived to come out alive. Up to 9 o’clock this (Tuesday) morning 14 bodies had been brought to the surface and one more is known to be in the workings. The bodies identified are: William Moran, James Teeters, Archie Miller, Pete Divizio, Nizzi Natale, S. Lobana, _____ Bemen, Domenk Lezeni, and Natale Ore.

Noble, Joseph
Joseph Noble – Pueblo Chieftain – March 21, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of Joseph Noble will take place Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in the McCarthy funeral chapel and 4 o’clock from Mt. Carmel church. Interment Roselawn.

Noble, Robert Arthur
Robert “Bob” Arthur Noble - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2017 - Robert “Bob” Arthur Noble, 76, passed away Feb. 4, 2017 in Pueblo. He was born to the late Bernard and Pauline Noble on Nov. 30, 1940, in Denver. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the American Legion. He was employed by the State of Colorado and retired as the Western Regional Director of the Division of Youth Corrections after 33 years of service. Bob enjoyed traveling, pain-ting, fishing, playing the guitar and “projects.” His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. His love, compassion, generosity, wisdom and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He is survived by his cherished wife, Glenora “Nori” Noble of Pueblo; daughters, Kristin (Roger) Procter of Pueblo and Janeen Smith of Florida; grand-daughters, Katie Noble of Pueblo and Lauren Smith of Florida; a great-granddaughter, Emma Noble of Pueblo; sisters, Bernadine Oliverius of Wyoming and Penny Lampman of Golden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Private services will be held.

Noble, T. S. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. S. Noble – Walsenburg World – August 29, 1905 – LaVeta Notes – Mrs. F. L. Dryden received the sad news of her sister’s death yesterday morning. Mrs. T. S. Noble passed away at Rocky Ford. She had undergone an operation for appendicitis last Saturday and although great hopes were entertained for her recovery, she succumbed on Friday morning. The funeral will be held Sunday.

Noel, John F.
John F. Noel – Walsenburg World – February 28, 1901 – Obituaries – John F. Noel – We clip the following from the Unionville, Missouri, Pantograph relative to the death of John F. Noel, father of Miss Bertha Noel of this place. It is our duty to chronicle the death of Mr. John F. Noel, of Williamstown, Missouri, at the home of his son, Dr. Frank Noel in this city at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, after an illness of brief duration. Deceased arrived here but a few days prior, and as he disposed of farm and other interests at Williamstown, intended to make Unionville his home. His illness was a result of inclement weather to which he had been exposed. John F. Noel was born at Portsmouth, Ohio, March 15, 1830. He was United in marriage to Miss Olive Kelly at Wheelersburg, Ohio, December ____. They came to Adair County, Missouri, first in 1857. They returned to Ohio and again came to Missouri in 1868, locating at Greencastle, where they continued to reside until a few years ago, when they moved to Williamstown, Lewis County, Missouri, January 31, 1897, Mrs. Noel died and was buried at Williamstown. There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Noel seven children, who are living, viz.: Mary and J. R. Noel, of Williamstown; Mr. Frank Noel, James V. Noel and Alta Franklin, of this city; Henry K. Noel, Tarkio, Missouri, and Bertha Noel, who is now teaching in Walsenburg, Colorado. The funeral services were conducted from the home of Dr. Noel, this city, by Rev. E. Allen Boyd, of the Presbyterian Church and interment was had in our cemetery. Deceased was a gentleman of many virtues beloved by all acquaintances and his sudden demise was a decided shock.

Noel, Max
Max Noel - Chronicle News - February 7, 2003 - Max Noel, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loyal friend died February 4, 2003 at home in the presence of family members. He was 80. Max was born on January 17, 1923 to parents Jacob Paul and Anna Eileen (O’Connell) Noel on the family farm northwest of Logan Kansas. Max grew up on a farm and attended Valley Grove Country School and graduated from Logan High School. He joined the United States Navy in 1943 and served with honor on Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific during World War II. On October 7, 1948 he married Mary Aileen Ruff of Logan in the Catholic Church in Ingals, Kansas. Max and Aileen had six children and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in October of 1998. Aileen passed away in November of 2002. Max and Aileen owned and operated Logan Auto Company in Logan, Kansas. In 1965 Max and Aileen moved to Trinidad, Colorado. They purchased the Starlite Motel, which was located on four acres of land, just north of Trinidad. Soon, as a result of hard work and perseverance, this was expanded to include a mobile home park where they owned and rented forty mobile homes. They operated this business until 1983. In his retirement Max enjoyed traveling, visiting his children and grandchildren and doing handyman jobs necessary to maintain his rental properties. His wife Aileen, and his sister Jeannette Lohrmeyer, preceded him in death. Survivors include his brothers James of Cheyenne WY, Charles of Laramie WY, Leo and wife Genevive of Logan KS, and Francis and wife Mary, of Marysville MO, and six children as follows: Belinda (married to Bob) Lundgren, Denver CO; Noreen (married to Phil) Hann Livermore CA; Max, (married to Laura) Centennial, CO; Diane (married to Patrick) Bobo, Anchorage, AK; Daniel (married to Roberta); Noel, Trinidad, CO; and Susan (married to Bruce) Beckman, Littleton, CO, fourteen grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. Funeral services in his memory will be held at 10:00 on Friday February 7, 2003 at the Comi Funeral Home in Trinidad. Internment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Trinidad Catholic School in the name of Max Noel. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Nogare, Albert
Albert Nogare - Huerfano World - December 15, 2016 - Albert Nogare of South San Francisco passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday December 3rd. He was 85. Born on October 6, 1931 in Gordon, Colorado to Lena and Germano Nogare, Albert grew up in Walsenburg alongside his brother Frank (Deceased) until he entered the United States Navy and served honorably during the Korean War. After his service in the Navy, Albert settled in South San Francisco where he worked as a paint chemist for Fuller O’Brien Paints and raised a family. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred; his four children Albert Jr. (Mary), John (Susan), Robert (Sarah), and Tammy, as well as his grandchildren Brandon, Jessica, Rachel, Nicholas, Alanna, Kyle, and Tyler; and his extended family in Colorado. Services will be held at Saint Veronica’s Church at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Nogare, Eileen
Eileen Nogare - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2015 - Eileen Nogare, 79, passed away in the early morning on Nov. 20, 2015, at her home. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Schanze; and parents, Ralph and Delmar Angel. Survived by her daughter, Lynn Nogare; and grandson, Conrad Schanze. She loved kids and always wanted to make sure they knew they had a safe place. As one of her special “adopted” sons recently stated, “She opened her heart and door to all.” On any day or night you would find teens hanging out, getting a lecture or advice; but always feeling safe and loved. Eileen saved many of them from making bad decisions and kept them out of trouble they all called her “Ma.” She used that special connection with kids teaching at both the college and high school levels, especially at Keating, where she worked for several years before transferring to her alma mater, Centennial, until her retirement. Eileen also loved her pets and took in many who were headed for certain death. She loved to read, was an avid Broncos fan and loved to travel. This year she was able to make trips to New York, Vegas and Europe she fell in love with Paris. Eileen did not want a funeral service, but we will have a get-together this spring to honor her special life.

Nogare, Lena Pasqua
Lena Pasqua Nogare - Chronicle News - June 28, 2005 - Lena Pasqua Nogare passed away on June 24, 2005 following a lengthy illness. Lena was born on November 13, 1912 to the union of Angelo and Fortunata Marchet in Thurber, Texas. Lena lived her early years in the coal mining camps of Southern Colorado. On June 15, 1926 Lena married Germano Nogare, and subsequently bore two sons, Frank and Albert. Lena spent the majority of her adult years in and around Walsenburg, and was a resident of Sharmar Village Care Center in Pueblo since 1998. Lena was preceded in death by her parents; her son Frank Nogare; a sister, Josephine Marchet; a brother, John Marchet; brothers-in-law Lawrence Stanko, Ricardo Tresso, and Emil Nogare; and sisters-in-law Erma Nogare and Candida Tresso. Lena is survived by her son Albert (Mildred) Nogare of South San Francisco, California; daughter-in-law Rose Nogare of Pueblo; sisters Edith Stanko of Pueblo and Pauline (Tony) Bragazzi of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and a sister-in-law, Louise Kern, of New Mexico. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Mario (Martha) Nogare and Betty (Marty Gersick) Nogare of Pueblo, Frances (Richard) Dreyer of Dillon, Colorado, Al (Mary) Nogare of Seattle, Washington, John (Susan) Nogare of Fremont, California, Robert (Sarah) Nogare of San Francisco, California, and Tammy Cox of Fremont, California. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A special thank you is extended to Sharmar Village Care Canter for caring for Lena during her illness. Viewing will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2005 with the funeral mass to follow at 2:00 PM. Internment at Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg to follow. Friends will be received at Manzone Hall following the services. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Cacciatore, Richard Dreyer, Marty Gersick, Dennis Marchet, Albert Nogare Jr., Leno Nogare, and Geno Tresso. Active pallbearers are Mark Bragazzi, John Marchet Jr., John Nogare, Mario Nogare, Robert Nogare and Lawrence Stanko Jr. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nogare, Mildred Ann
Mildred “Millie” Ann Nogare - Huerfano World - February 2, 2017 - Mildred “Millie” Ann Nogare passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 19, 2017 at the age of 83. Millie was born on November 2, 1933 in Gordon, Colorado to Michael and Catherine Colnar and was the younger of two children. She grew up in Walsenburg, Colorado before moving to South San Francisco, California where she raised her family. Millie worked as a cook at El Camino High School for 25 years as well as being a longtime parishioner of St. Veronica Church. Millie loved to sketch horses and was well known for having a Coca-Cola a day. She’ll be remembered as a loving wife of 63 years to her husband Albert and a beloved mother and grandmother. Millie was preceded in death by her husband who also recently passed, as well as her parents and sister Margaret Mueller. She is survived by her children Albert Jr. (Mary), John (Sue), Robert (Sarah), and Tammy; grandchildren Brandon, Jessica, Rachel, Nicholas, Alanna, Tyler, and Kyle; goddaughters Cathy and Gina; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Mass for Millie and Albert Nogare will be held on Friday February 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Veronica’s Church in South San Francisco. Burial services will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America are greatly appreciated.

Nogel, Lawandas
Lawandas Nogel – Chronicle News – April 2, 2015 – Lawandas “Dutch” Nogel peacefully went home to be with the Lord; mom and pop; brothers, John and Frank, sister, Clovene; and many friends on March 23, 2015. Born September 28, 1919, in Pittsburg, Kansas, to Lebanese immigrants, John and Sophia Nogel, he lived a long, fulfilling life of 95 years. Named Lawandas after an uncle, he earned the nickname “Dutch” from a Swedish cabinetmaker for always being late and getting into “dutch.” The name was carried with him throughout his life. A graduate of Pittsburg High School, Dutch was selected to play in the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Football games in 1939 and 1940. He attended Tulsa University on a football scholarship and Missouri State his sophomore year where he also was a Golden Gloves Champion before joining the Coast Guard in 1942 during World War II. During his four years of war duty, Dutch proudly served America as a gunner’s mate, first-class, on USS Cepheus in the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Area and in the invasion of Southern France. His service entitled him “to any declaration or award that may be authorized therefore” and to wear the American Area and European-African-Middle Eastern Medals and the Amphibious Force Insignia. Returning to college, Dutch graduated from Pittsburg State with a Bachelor of Science Degree in physical education, and minors in industrial arts and biology. He also obtained his Masters of Arts Degree in Education Administration. Dad’s love for hunting and fishing drew him to his first job in the small town of Antonito, Colorado, where he turned a pasture into a playing field where the wind often blew down the goalposts he constructed out of wood. Though the first practice consisted of his players clearing the rocks, over the next four years, he revived a banned high school football program, inspired players (who stayed in contact into his aging years), and accomplished four consecutive winning seasons; during which his team won thirteen consecutive games. While in Antonito, Dutch also coached baseball and beat every team in the valley only losing four games. He left Antonito in 1952, when recruited to coach the Miner’s at Trinidad High School and where he remained until retiring in 1978. At Trinidad High School, he successfully coached the B Basketball team with 23 straight wins and won the TS JC tourney five times. Coaching the Miner’s golf team, he led them to one individual state championship and three district golfing titles. He reopened the boarded up, indoor swimming pool and started a Miner’s swimming program. Dutch served as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. It was noted he maintained low absenteeism under his watch. But it was the Miner’s football that made him one of the most acclaimed coaches in the history of high school sports. Under his direction, the Miner’s, the smallest team in Class AA (now called 6A) division, won two state championships back to back in 1958 and 1959 and division titles in the South-Central League in 1959 and 1968. A milestone in Dutch’s career was achieved in 1977, when he won his coveted 200th game and was written up in the state papers as the winningest coach in Colorado High School history. His record of 200-85-4 was the second best in Colorado with only one losing season due to injuries. In 1980, he was inducted into the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame. A deep commitment to his players both on and off the field resulted in the football field at Miner’s Stadium to be donned the Dutch Nogel Field in his honor in 2004. To encapsulate the honor, October 8-15 was proclaimed Dutch Nogel Week by Trinidad’s Mayor and City Council for “his role as teacher and coach.” Coach Nogel taught self-discipline and respect for others; he was a role model that inspired loyalty and to belief in oneself. As part of Dad’s legacy, he will not only be remembered for his coaching successes, but his passion for those he loved. He leaves behind him a family that adored and appreciated him. He is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Louise Nogel and Kimberly Mazza and his five grandchildren who were taught to say “My help is in the name of the Lord” whenever they spoke with him. His presence lived large in all of their lives with fond memories of fishing trips, Disneyland, the Petrified Forest, grasshopper legs, snowman, “Santie Clause,” cigar store candy, nicknames, tulips, chili burgers, comb overs, hairspray, “eggs in the skillet,” Sunday funnies, trout on the BBQ, and purple durple eaters to remember a few. One of his final wishes before he left this earth was to have a great-grandchild. Steely Jane Mazza was born on Christmas Eve 2013 and was by his side the day before his passing. He left this earth with his life fulfilled in the best of every way. He is survived also by his many nieces and nephews and his sister Lu, all of whom he loved deeply. Those special gesticulations will be carried forward in his memory. Grandpa’s swooping arm wave, his infamous toast – Cante Bella Costa – which he said meant “many beautiful things” in Italian, but since we can’t find the spelling, we guess it to be one of his many “Nogelisms” that include his trademark crooked smile, and biting his tongue during intense thought. For several years an envelope was propped on the jewelry box marked “To Kathy, Kim, and family – open after I die.” Inside, the Mass card of comfort, ending with – Safely Home at Last. Though in heaven’s arms you rest, you will be deeply missed by us all. Though we know it best this time of rest, we wish for one more call. And as our talk would come to an end, we hear your words so true… “Goodbye, Good Luck, and God be With You.” A special heartfelt thanks to the many athletes, friends, and family that stayed in touch throughout the years helping to make his life special and worth living, especially in the last years. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers at Cheyenne Medical Regional Center, Lifecare Center of Cheyenne and the Davis Hospice Center who so tenderly and affectionately cared for our precious father. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. An interment service will be held at a later date in Pittsburg, Kansas. Expressions of sympathy in Dutch’s memory may be made to the Davis Hospice Center, 6000 Sycamore, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Chronicle News - November 4, 2015 - Lawandas "Dutch" Nogel, Sept. 28, 1919 - March 23, 2015. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad Colo. with Fr. Carl Wertin as celebrant. Reception to follow at Sayre Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro St., in Trinidad from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Comi Funeral Home.

Nogel, Muriel
Muriel “Red” Nogel - Chronicle News - July 24, 2007 - Muriel “Red” Nogel passed away on July 18, 2007 with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. She was born December 13, 1925 to Zeffie Mae (Holladay) and Irving Boyd Warner in Cherryvale, Kansas. She moved to Trinidad, Colorado in 1952 and lived there the remainder of her life. A graduate of Cherryvale, Kansas High School, Muriel went on to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Language and Literature. During college she was a member of the Theta Alpha Phi, national dramatic fraternity and was the editor of the college paper at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas. She married Dutch Nogel in 1948 and taught school in Antonito, CO for four years. Moving to Trinidad in 1952 she continued teaching at Trinidad High School and then pursued her career in real estate. As a broker, Muriel owned and operated her real estate company in Trinidad for more than 40 years. She was honored by the Trinidad Las Animas Chamber of Commerce as Business Woman of the Year and by Economic Development for having a successful business for more than 20 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Boyd Warner. Muriel is survived by her two daughters Kathleen (Gary) Bahlkow of North Yarmouth, Maine, and Kimberly Mazza of Denver; her five grandchildren, Ashley, Sophia, and Maximilian Bahlkow, and Joel and Joseph Mazza; and her two sisters Lovenia York, and Gladys Gregory. She loved playing her violin, enjoyed riding horses, and found her life's satisfaction through her many years of operating Red Nogel Realty. Funeral service will be Monday, July 30, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather for a reception at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home to celebrate the peace Muriel now experiences. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy with the arrangements.

Nogic, Luke
Luke Nogic – Walsenburg World – January 22, 1904 – A Bad Accident – Word was received in town yesterday morning that a bad accident had happened at the Rouse Mine causing the death of several miners. Sheriff Farr, District Attorney Hayden, and acting Coroner W. C. Hunt went out immediately to hold an inquest. They found that Luke Nogic, Victor Nogic and John Kis were the miners that had met death in the mine. It appeared from the evidence that the miners had gone to work about 7 o’clock in the morning but instead of continuing on until they came to their respective rooms they congregated at the bottom of the slope to have a visit. Shortly after 7 o’clock the trip was started down the slope. In some manner the brake broke and doubled over on the drum on which the rope was wound. Thus threw the rope off the drum giving about 20 feet of slack which caused the trip of cars to run down the slope at terrific speed. The rope again catching on the axle of the drum causing a sudden stopping which broke the swivel holding the cars to the rope causing them to run away. The men who were standing below heard the trip coming and had plenty of time to get out the way, there being a space of about 40 feet clear at this point. The men appeared to be confused however and stood until the cars struck them. James O’Neil was coming up the slope and yelled to the men to get out the way. The miners who were killed were Slavs and had just come here from West Virginia. One of them has a wife and four children in his old house in Europe. The bodies of the men were brought over to Walsenburg yesterday evening and will be buried today.

Nogic, Victor
Victor Nogic – Walsenburg World – January 22, 1904 – A Bad Accident – Word was received in town yesterday morning that a bad accident had happened at the Rouse Mine causing the death of several miners. Sheriff Farr, District Attorney Hayden, and acting Coroner W. C. Hunt went out immediately to hold an inquest. They found that Luke Nogic, Victor Nogic and John Kis were the miners that had met death in the mine. It appeared from the evidence that the miners had gone to work about 7 o’clock in the morning but instead of continuing on until they came to their respective rooms they congregated at the bottom of the slope to have a visit. Shortly after 7 o’clock the trip was started down the slope. In some manner the brake broke and doubled over on the drum on which the rope was wound. Thus threw the rope off the drum giving about 20 feet of slack which caused the trip of cars to run down the slope at terrific speed. The rope again catching on the axle of the drum causing a sudden stopping which broke the swivel holding the cars to the rope causing them to run away. The men who were standing below heard the trip coming and had plenty of time to get out the way, there being a space of about 40 feet clear at this point. The men appeared to be confused however and stood until the cars struck them. James O’Neil was coming up the slope and yelled to the men to get out the way. The miners who were killed were Slavs and had just come here from West Virginia. One of them has a wife and four children in his old house in Europe. The bodies of the men were brought over to Walsenburg yesterday evening and will be buried today.

Nolan, Charles Thomas
Charles Thomas Nolan - Albuquerque Journal - December 20, 2005 - Charles Thomas Nolan, 81, died Saturday, December 17, 2005 in Fort Worth, TX. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials: His memory may be honored with a gift to Odyssey Hospice, 1200 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102. Charles Thomas Nolan was born on March 2, 1924 in Trinidad, CO to the late Michael and Eva Simpson Nolan. He served in the United States Marine Corp. for four years in the South Pacific. He was a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former resident of Albuquerque, NM. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nolan was preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Cornelius. Survivors: His wife of 43 years, Mabel; his children, Charles P. Nolan and his wife, Jane, Margaret Nolan, Jackie Weller and her husband, Mark, Sean Nolan and his wife, Jennifer, Kathleen Ingram and her husband, Andy; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Stone; nieces and nephews. Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home and Crematory, 702 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, TX.

Nolan, James
James Nolan – Pueblo Chieftain – April 16, 1919 – City Briefs – Railroad Detective Dies – James Nolan, age 56 years, died at a local hospital yesterday after a short illness. He was employed in the secret service of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad and recently came here from Salt Lake City. He is survived by a brother, Charles Nolan, residing in Chicago. The body is at the McMinn parlors. Funeral announcement will be made later. Note: This man was buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado. Pueblo Chieftain – April 20, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The funeral of James Nolan was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the McMinn funeral chapel. Rev. Father Bertram conducted the services. Mr. Noland was an old time resident of Pueblo and will be remembered by many of his friends. Mr. Frank Lynch came to Pueblo from Salt Lake City to attend the funeral. The pall bearers were James Keeley, John Lynch, Frank Lynch and John Sweeney. Interment was in Roselawn.

Nolan, Rosie C.
Rosie C. Nolan - Chronicle News - December 31, 2007 - Rosie C. Nolan, age 94, of Miami, NM passed away in Raton on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007. She was born on April 16, 1913 in Van Houten, NM, the daughter of Gavino and Sophia Vigil, Cordova. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Springer. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Frank Cordova, Profrio Cordova, Mike Cordova, Lucio Cordova and Johnny Cordova, sisters: Virginia Cruz and Angelica Lopez. She is survived by her husband Jose Alfonso Nolan of the family home, daughter Priscilla Bumett and husband John of Boise City, OK., and sons: Jose Alfonso Nolan, Jr., and wife Frances of Miami, Charlie Nolan and wife Louise of Boise City, OK., Paul Nolan and companion Kathy of Miami, NM, and Albert Nolan and wife Floraida also of Miami:, NM. Also surviving are grandchildren Delia Nolan, Esther Castillon, Carol Nolan and Barbara Homan that she and her husband raised and special children Annie Vigil and Maggie Ortiz who they also raised, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren also survive. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springer NM recited by Deacon Edward Olona. Mass of the resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. also at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springer, NM with Father John Cannon as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Springer Cemetery. Arrangements and a celebration of love for Rosie C. Nolan are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Nolen, Mary
Mary Nolen – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1899 – Died at the home of her parents, Monday, May 8, little Mary Nolen, age 2 years. She was a kind and loving child and the pride of her home. Her many friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Nordyke, Virginia Mary
Virginia Mary Nordyke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2016 - Virginia Mary Nordyke, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Virgil; brother, Clarence Jenkins; and granddaughter, Laurie Wade. Virginia is survived by children, Wanda Wade-Page (Curtis Page), Gary (Connie) Nordyke, Etta (Fred) Wolff; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grand-children. She was dearly loved by each of us and will be greatly missed. Virginia was born on June 21, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Virgil and Mary Morris. Virginia was a devoted daughter, wife and mother. She was an active member of several local churches, serving humbly in many areas and continued in her dedication and faithfulness the last 20 years at Family Worship Center. She was a good example of “living one’s faith” and touched many lives. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the PTA as her children progressed through school. Virginia attended SCSC, studying early childhood education. She liked taking long walks with family members, enjoying all that God’s creation had to offer, especially His birds. She waited a long time to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome home.” Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at T.G. McCarthy Chapel, followed by interment at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Noriega, Esperanza J.
Esperanza J. Noriega - Denver Post - February 5, 2006 - Esperanza J. Noriega, age 72, died February 3 in Kersey, CO. She was born November 10, 1933 in Walsenburg to Frank & Rebecca Garcia. She moved to Globeville during her teen years, then to Denver working at Keebler and marrying Juan Noriega Dec. 3, 1954. She became a homemaker for 20 years. Then she worked in food services. In 1994, she moved to Kersey to help raise 2 grandchildren until her death. She was of Catholic faith. She was a member of the Signs of Time Country Club. Survived by daughter Mary Andrea Madison, and grandchildren Cody and Cassidy, all of Kersey. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Juan, and brothers Andy, Manuel, and Benny Garcia. A Memorial Service in Greeley at Northern Colorado Crematory, 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 2726 West 11th St. Road, Greeley, CO 80634.

Norman, Fred P. Jr.
Fred P. Norman Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2015 - Fred P. Norman Jr., 78, who died unexpectedly in La Junta on Aug. 23, 2015, will be honored by his family with an informal remembrance gathering that will take place in Lamar, his home community for the past 33 years. Fred’s family welcomes especially those who knew him as friends, former students, clients and business associates, and would cherish the sharing with them of memories and personal insights concerning his life during the years they knew him. Fred is survived by his wife, Lillian of the home they shared in Lamar; and by adult children, Ron, Robin, Susan and Jorge, all of Northern Colorado and Wyoming, as well as seven wonderful granddaughters and three delightful great-grandchildren. Fred graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1955, passed his CPA exam prior to graduating from C.U. Boulder in 1963, was an Army veteran (1957-59), and had a challenging, interesting and fully engaged life, especially valuing friendships, teaching experiences at Lamar Community College, his clients and political discussions with people of many persuasions. Remembrance gathering, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Cultural Events Center, with light lunch following. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o of Lillian Norman, Box 853, Lamar, CO 81052.

Normandin, Bernard
Bernard Normandin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2016 - Bernard Normandin. Wife and best friend of 43 years, Peggy; daughter, Sunny-Sunshine (King); grandson, Dominic (Destiny), great-granddaughter, Deonnah; sister, Clarissa (Bill); brother, Tracy (Janet); nephews, Travis (Jeff), Hunter, Little Darin, Brandon and Devin; niece, Riley; sister-in-law, Diane; mother-in-law, Jean; brothers-in-law, Larry and Darin. You were the best brother, dad, grandpa and friend a person could have. No matter the time of day, or the need, you would be there in an instant. Your smile was the best and just hearing your laugh would have us all laughing. You were always a hard worker, committed to absolutely everything you encountered and enjoyed your job at Beltramos and Sons. We know you are in heaven now and we may not hear or see you, but we know you will always be by our side. Now turn that hat backwards, get on your Harley and enjoy the ride, no fears or worries to be had. We all love and miss you. Heartfelt thanks to Tony J. Beltramo and Sons for taking care of Bernard’s funeral. At Bernard’s request, cremation and no services.

Normandin, Ella Loraine
Ella Normandin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2015 - Ella Normandin, 77. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Norricks, Austin (Mrs.)
Mrs. Austin Norricks – Walsenburg World – August 17, 1911 – Mrs. Austin Norricks died at her home in Scott Township, Indiana, of paralysis. She leaves a husband to mourn her death. Mr. Norricks is a son of Mrs. Halstead of this city, and was at one time resident of Huerfano County, having taught school in and around Walsenburg.

Norris, Donna
Donna Norris - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2016 - Donna Norris, 66. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Norris, E. F.
E. F. Norris – Walsenburg World – March 17, 1905 – E. F. Norris, an old resident of this place, died at the Minnequa Hospital in Pueblo, Tuesday, February 21, 1905, at the age of 60 years. The cause of death was pneumonia. The remains were turned over to J. E. Bamber of Rouse for burial and was interred at the Rogers Graveyard, Walsenburg, on Wednesday the 22nd. The deceased leaves a son, a nephew and a daughter to mourn his death; the daughter being a resident of Snohomish, Washington.

Norris, Grace Smith
Grace Smith Norris – Walsenburg World – October 26, 1916 – Died at San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Friday evening, Miss Grace Smith Norris, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Norris of Farr, Colorado. Miss Norris was a young girl of pleasant personality and a favorite companion of the young people of the camp. Funeral services were conducted from the Cox Undertaking Parlors on Monday afternoon and the body interred in the Masonic Cemetery. Walsenburg World – October 26, 1916 – Card of Thanks – Mr. and Mrs. Ed Norris wish to express to their many friends their appreciation of the kindness and sympathy that we shown them during their recent bereavement in the death of their youngest daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Norris.

Northcutt, Reta
Reta Northcutt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2017 - Reta Northcutt, 91, of Longmont, Colo. passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Edgar Northcutt. She is survived by her children, Sandy (Thomas) Has-tings and Lisa (Gene) Duran; five grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Beatrice Hoover Assisted Living in Longmont.

Northway, Charles
Charles Northway – Walsenburg World – September 20, 1900 – Death of Charles Northway – The following account of the death of Charles Northway, a brother of Mrs. I. H. Hopkins of this place appeared in the Pueblo Chieftain of Monday. “Charles is. Northway met death in a peculiar manner this afternoon while at work in his carpenter shop in the basement of the Straight block on S. Union Ave. While working upon a moulding machine, the wood being turned slipped and a large piece pierced the back of his left hand, going completely through. He was taken to a physician’s office by a fellow workman, where he shortly afterwards died well the woman was being dressed. His death was pronounced due to the terrible shock to his system. He was about 50 years of age and had been a nervous wreck for some time. The coroner viewed the remains and decided an inquest not necessary. The deceased had lived in Pueblo 15 years and leaves one son, Jesse, who is living in New York. He was telegraphed tonight and will be here to arrange for his father’s funeral.”

Norton, David Lee
David Lee Norton - Chronicle News - December 12, 2017 - Man being investigated for second degree murder after violence leaves two dead - Kenneth Norton, age 64, is being held at the Las Animas County Detention Center for investigation of second degree murder, following violence and a reported shooting that occurred in his home that left two people dead near Weston. The identities of the deceased have yet to be released. Said a Tuesday press release from the Las Animas County District Attorney, “Autopsies are to be conducted on the two individuals found within the residence on December (8), in an attempt to determine their cause of death. Authorities are attempting to locate next of kin for one of the deceased individuals, and once this is accomplished the identity of both will be released.” Last Friday, Las Animas County Sheriff deputies responded to a trailer home near Weston on a reported shooting. When they responded, Norton contacted them and he was taken into custody. During their preliminary investigation they found two dead bodies within the home. Multiple sources have confirmed to The Chronicle-News that the killings are likely the result of a domestic dispute that appears to have escalated horrifically and that the two dead were family to Norton. Others of the family were also present for the tragedy and self-defense is yet to be ruled out. Questions regarding the incident can be referred to the Las Animas County District Attorney’s Office at 719-846-9224. Chronicle News - December 12, 2017 - Las Animas County District Attorney Press Release - Update on previous press release - On December 8, 2017 Las Animas County Sheriff office members responded to a residence in the Weston, Colorado area on a reported shooting. Deputies responded to the call, contacted an individual by the name of Ken Norton, date of birth April 23, 1953 at the residence. During preliminary investigation of the incident, it revealed to individuals deceased within the residence, and as a result Mr. Norton was taken into custody. Autopsies are to be conducted on the two individuals found within the residence on December 12, 2017 in an attempt to determine their cause of death. Authorities are attempting to locate next of kin for one of the deceased individuals, and once this is accomplished the identity of both will be released. Kenneth Norton is currently being held at the Las Animas County detention Center for investigation of second degree murder. Any questions about this matter should be referred to the Las Animas County District Attorney’s Office, telephone number (719) 846-9224. Chronicle News – December 12, 1917 – names of victims released in Weston homicide investigation – Destiny Levario, age 29 and David Lee Norton, age 33, have been identified as the victims of last Friday shooting near Weston. David Lee Norton’s father, Kenneth Norton, age 64, is being investigated for the pair of murders and is currently being held at the Las Animas County detention Center and is being investigated for second-degree murder. According to a Thursday press release from the Las Animas County Sheriff, “preliminary investigation indicates that the above individuals (Levario and Norton) may have possibly died as a result of gunshot wounds. Autopsy reports have not been completed and may take upwards of six weeks or more for completion. Once reports have been completed, additional information may be released at that time.” Last Friday, Las Animas County Sheriff deputies responded to a trailer home near Weston on a reported shooting. When they responded, Norton contacted them outside the home and he was taken into custody. During the deputies preliminary investigation they found Levario and Norton dead from a gunshot wounds delivered by handgun (according to multiple Chronicle-News stories). Again, according to multiple Chronicle-News sources, Levario and David Lee Norton’s three children and Kenneth Norton’s wife (yet unidentified) were present for the violence. Sources close to the investigation believe the killings are likely the result of a domestic dispute that appears to have escalated horrifically. Alcohol use is also believed to be a factor in the incident.

Norton, George
George Norton – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1904 – George Norton, formerly manager of the Colorado Supply Store at Rouse, died at Trinidad Sunday of blood poison.

Norton, George Edward
George Edward Norton – Walsenburg World – December 9, 1892 – Sorrow has come to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Norton. Some two weeks since the youngest child, George Edward, was taken sick with pneumonia. Tender nursing and medical aid so lavishly bestowed seemed at times to hold the disease in check, and inspire hope of ultimate recovery. But the delicate organization had not the power to recover and at 11:30 on Wednesday morning it yielded up its jeweled life. Hearts are sad and eyes are filled with tears, for never had the darling seemed so precious as when the last threads that bound it to life were breaking. Such however was the Heavenly Father’s will and the bright home beyond has now a stronger attraction for the hearts that grieve here.

Norvell, George
George Norvell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2017 - George Norvell, 88, passed away March 5, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. A Pueblo resident since 2003, Mr. Norvell was born in Seligman, Ariz., on July 20, 1928. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alyce, in 1991. He is survived by his daughter, Janis Henneberger of Pueblo; and sons, James of New Mexico and Ron of California; as well as numerous grandchildren. Norvell was retired after 49 years in the radio and TV broadcasting media, mainly on Colorado's Western Slope. At his request, there will be cremation and no services.

Notman, Walter
Walter Notman - Huerfano World - May 5, 1907 - Walter Notman, about 55, fire boss at Midway, was killed in the mine by a gas explosion.

Nott, Edward C. Jr.
Edward C. “Bud” Nott, Jr. - Huerfano World - November 17, 2016 - Edward C. “Bud” Nott, Jr., 84, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Greystone Assisted Living Center in Iola, Kansas after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He was born March 4, 1932 in Abilene, Texas to Clifford and Alene (Drennen) Nott. He graduated from Abilene High School and the University of Texas, and earned a Masters’ in Business Administration degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Bud was one of the original “Cuchara Kids”, spending every summer of his youth at the family’s cabin, “Nott Inn”, located at the base of “Lubbock Hill” directly across from downtown Cuchara, Colorado. It was during these summers in Cuchara that Bud met Patsy Ruth Davies, another one of the original “Cuchara Kids”. Both the Nott and Davies families began their summer sojourns to Cuchara in the 1930s. Bud’s mom, Alene (Gommy) Nott, wrote in her memoirs: “And how we have enjoyed the years spent there (Cuchara); our children growing up as the years went by; Bud and Patsy having met there and later married…their romance began in August, 1946, when they met in Cuchara.” Bud married Patsy Ruth Davies in 1954. Bud was a US Navy pilot and over the course of his 22-year career, the family moved frequently with his deployments to diverse locations around the United States and the world. The family eventually settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1971 where Bud was the chief naval intelligence officer at NORAD until his retirement in 1977. In 1970, Bud received the Secretary of the Navy “Navy Commendation” medal for his work in antisubmarine warfare while stationed in Iceland. He retired at the rank of Commander. After his military career, Bud founded Omni Executive Recruiters which specialized in recruiting professionals in the mining industry. He retired in 1996 after leading the company for over 20 years. Bud traveled extensively and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying skiing, biking, and hiking, especially around the family’s beloved cabin in Cuchara, Colorado. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Alene Nott; a sister, JoAnne Nott Clark; and by Patsy Nott. He is survived by his children: Deborah Nott, of La Veta, CO; Jerry Nott (Merrie), of La Veta, CO; Judy (Nott) Works (Fred), of Iola, KS, and Monte Nott (Teri), of Monument CO; and grandchildren: Cody, Sam, and Emma Nott; Dylan, Abby and Colby Works; and Gareth and Maya Nott. A private celebration of life will be held at a future date in Cuchara, Colorado.

Novak, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Novak - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2015 - Joseph J. Novak, 73, of Pueblo West, Colo., formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2015. Joe moved to Pueblo West in 1995 and worked as a field engineer at TTCI, eventually retiring in 2008. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Susan Novak; faithful companion, Rusty; children, Ginger (Jim) Miller, Julie Novak and Matthew Novak; grandchildren, Callie, Kacie and Jake Miller, all of Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the sanctuary of Sonrise Church, 421 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West, Colo.

Novak, Joseph Michael
Joseph Michael Novak - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2016 - Joseph Michael Novak, born Feb. 17, 1921; passed into eternal life on Jan. 6, 2016. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Surrounded by his loving and devoted wife of 71 years, Marie; his children, Sandy Myers, Joyce (Roger, deceased) Allen, Barbara (Jim) Duff, Dennis Novak and Joey Novak. Joe’s grandchildren, Scott Myers, Danny (Tara) Myers, Vanessa (Barry) Basiger, Aaron (Jessica) Duff and Chris Duff (fiancée Felicia Carleo) and four great-grand-children cherished and will remember the undeniable charisma and faith that Grandpa Joe possessed. After serving in the U.S. Army, “Rainbo Joe” gave 40 years to Rainbo Bakers. His customers and everyone whom he met became his friends. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Imperial Funeral Home. The celebration of Joe’s life will be a rosary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, with Mass of Christian Burial following at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 217 E. Mesa. Arrangements by Imperial.

Novak, Marie
Marie Novak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017 - Marie Novak, 98, born on Oct. 24, 1919, peacefully passed into eternal life on Oct. 27, 2017. Proverbs 31:31 "Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates." Preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Joseph; parents, Remo and Anna Caponera; her siblings; and son-in-law, Roger Allen. Marie is survived by children, Sandra Myers, Joyce Allen, Barbara (Jim) Duff, Dennis J. Novak and Joey Novak; grandchildren, Scott Myers, Danny (Tara) Myers, Aaron (Jessica) Duff and Chris (Felicia) Duff; and great-grandchildren, Venice and Milani Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate Marie's life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at St. Mary Church, 217 E. Mesa. The family is very grateful to Frontier Hospice & Home Health LLC for their service and attention to our mother.

Novak, Ramona A.
Ramona Novak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2016 - Ramona A. Novak. Sunrise, July 6, 1936; sunset, March 5, 2016. Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother. A beautiful spirit with a heart of gold. She loved God, family, the mountains and the Colorado Rockies. She never met a stranger and always welcomed you with a huge, bright smile and hug. She will be forever missed and forever in our hearts. A summer memorial service will be held in July, as per her wishes. Survived by Kevin Novak, Kelly (Dan) Montano. Also survived by Kent (Christie) Novak, Kori Novak; grandchildren, Danon, Austen, Jackie, Krysta, Chad, Devin; numerous great-grand-children and one great-great-grandchild. Ramona A. Novak passed from this Earth on March 5, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Novak Jr.; and is survived by her beloved children, Kevin, Kelly, Kent and Kori; and many grand and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Novara, John Vincent
John Vincent Novara - Chronicle News - November 29, 2016 - John Vincent Novara, passed away November 23, 2016 at the Lutheran Hospital , Wheatridge, Colo. due to health complications. He was 60. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on July 26, 1956, the son of Patricia F. and James Vincent Novara. John retired from LACRC in 2010, moving to Denver, Colo. where he resided until his passing. He enjoyed socializing, attending plays, music, dancing, ceramics, football, fishing and most of all, being together with his family and friends. John has been a BLESSING to all of us, and we all love him and miss him immensely. He was preceded in death by parents Patricia and Vincent Novara, sisters in law, Sharon Sciacca, Shari Sciacca, brothers in law, Tom Hughes, John Hinton, Carlos Montoya and Manuel Sanchez. Survivors are siblings, Frank A. (Georgia) Sciacca, Carl E. Sciacca, Phil Sciacca, Mary Jane Hughes, Sandra Hinton (George Salvatore) , Rose Falsetto, Virginia (Bob ) Bingham, Patricia (Steve) Ortiz, and Angela Novara, in laws, Joseph Falsetto, Mark Hickman, aunts Angie Sciacca, Jennie Novara, loving caregivers, , Loretta Gates-Kelly, Gloria Armijo, Linda Martinez, Gina Garcia, Maria Hernandez, Shirley Barbre, Roberta Mares, Nina Barela, Elvira Gonzales, Tillie and Javier Gutierrez, Linda Wilson, and Karen Vale. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Sebastiani Gym with interment following at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Bingham, Carl Sciacca, Frank Sciacca, Phil Sciacca, Joe Falsetto, and Joseph Falsetto. Active pallbearers are Charles Hughes, Stephen Hughes, Darren Hughes, Shawn Montoya, Frank Sciacca and Mark Hickman. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Novara, Patricia F.
Patricia (Patty) F. Novara - Chronicle News - September 16, 2011 - Patricia (Patty) F. Novara, was born Patricia F. Febbraro on May 23, 1917 in Black Hills, Colo., to Domenica (Valore) and Ignacio Febbraro. She passed away on September 12, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 94. Patty was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed listening to music and caring for her garden. Her family was her pride and joy., In 1936, she was united in marriage to Phillip Sciacca. He passed away in 1941. Three year later, Patty married Vincent J. Novara on June 10, 1944. After her children were raised, Patty received her GED and then worked as a CNA at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for many years, working mostly in the nursery. She was a former member of Catholic Daughters of America, PTA Mother of the Year, served on the Las Animas County Rehab Board of Directors and was a Boys Scouts of America Den Mother. Patty made her home in Trinidad, Colo., until moving to Denver, Colorado in June of 2010 because of failing health. She resided there until her passing. Preceding her in death are parents, Domenica and Ignacio Febbraro, brothers Little Joe Febbraro, Joseph Febbraro, Charles (Elsie) Febbraro, Nick (Catherine) Febbraro, sisters Mary Febbraro, Lillie (Tony) Frenchmore, daughter in law, Sharon Sciacca, sons in law, Tom Hughes, John Hinton, Carlos Montoya and Manuel Sanchez, brothers and sisters in law, Jack Sciacca, Pete Sciacca, Albert Salbato, Josephine Sciacca, George (Frances) Sciacca, Lawrence (Sarah) Sciacca, Sam (Josephine) Sciacca, Josephine Cappellucci, Ross, Novara, Carmel (Susie) Novara, Rose (John) Montalbano, Josie (Pete) Baradino, Lena (John) Krieger, Josephine (Frank) Juliano, Joe (Mary) Navara, and John (Mary Jane) Novara. Survivors are children, Frank A. “Chico” Georgia Sciacca, Carl E. "Rusty" Sciacca, Phillip “Babe” Sciacca, Mary Jane Hughes, Sandy Hinton (George Salvatore) Rose (Joe) Falsetto, Virginia (Bob) Bingham, Patricia (Steve) Ortiz, John Vincent Novara, Angela J. Hickman (Mark Hickman) sisters Angie Sciacca, Lena Sciacca, Ann (Will) Salbato-Large, Roma Febbraro, Frank Sciacca, Jennie Novara, Cipriano (Mary) Navara Jr., 27 grandchildren, numerous great-great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m-7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Monday, September 19, 2011 with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Phillip Sciacca, and Michael Sciacca. Active pallbearers are Frank Sciacca, David Sciacca, Stephen Hughes, Chuck Hughes, Jeff Hinton, Joe Falsetto Jr., Shawn Montoya and Jim Sanchez. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Las Animas County Rehab Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Novara, Rosario
Rosario "Ross" Novara - Chronicle News - February 20, 2007 - Rosario "Ross" Novara, age 95, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Co. on February 16, 2007. He was born in Piedmont, Colorado on April 16, 1911 to Santa (Montabano) and John Novara. On September 4, 1948, Ross was united in marriage to Jennie Dighera. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Ross retired from the House of Glass after 30 years. He was a member of Mt. Carmel and Holy Trinity Parishes and Senior Citizens. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories and dancing polkas. Preceding him in death are parents Santa and John Novara, brothers Louie, Carmel, John, Vincent, and Joe, sisters, Josephine Bernadino, Rose Montelbano, Lena Krieger, and sister-in-law Josephine Sciacca. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years Jennie, home address, children, Sandra (Bob) Towry, Berthoud, Co., John (Diana) Novara, Loveland, Co., Michael Novara, Trinidad, Catherine (Mark) Evans, Montrose, Co., grandchildren, Devon and Ross Towry, John and Tami Novara, Kimberly and Rob Branham, Chad and Travis Evans, great-grandchildren. Sawyer, Logan and Mariah Novara, Jessie Baade, Taylor Hammeren and Ryleigh Branham. Also surviving are brother Cipriano (Mary) Novara, Pueblo, sisters Josephine (Babe) Juliana, CA., sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Novara and Patty Novara, Trinidad, Sam Sciacca, Raton, NM, Marie Dighera, CA. numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Wednesday February 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandchildren Sawyer, Logan, Mariah, Jessie, Taylor and Ryleigh Active pallbearers are his grandchildren, Devon, Ross, John, Tami, Kimberly, Rob, Chad and Travis. Immediately following the service, friends are invited to gather with the family at the El Capitan. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Holy Trinity Church 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Co. 81082 or the Sayre Senior Citizens Center. 1222 San Pedro, Trinidad, Co. 81082. Family may be contacted at the home address, 928 Stonewall. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nowell, Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen Nowell - Chronicle News - January 15, 2004 - Daniel Allen Nowell, age 50, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 11, 2004. He was born in Portland, Oregon on December 11, 1953 to Dorothy and Donald A. Nowell. He attended Happy Valley Grade School, and was a 1972 graduate of Clackamas High School. Dan then attended Trinidad State Junior College. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed watching football and was a Denver Broncos fan. His greatest passion was Harley motorcycles. He was a collector and liked to rebuild them. Dan was a member of ABATE District 15 and the Pueblo Chapter of HOG. Presently Dan was employed by Leone’s Sand and Gravel. Preceding him in death are brothers Dean Allen Nowell and David Allen Nowell. Survivors are parents Dorothy and Don Nowell, Trinidad; sisters Diane Nowell, Grisham, Oregon, and Darlene Marie, Portland, Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews, including Dion Ortiz of Walsenburg; and many dear friends. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Ed Richardson officiating. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family for a reception at the Wildcat Saloon, 308 W. Main Street. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the charity of their choice in memory of Dan. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nucci, James Carl
James Carl Nucci - Chronicle News - August 1, 2003 - James Carl Nucci, 59, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at his home in Monte Vista, Colorado. James was born on November 20, 1943 in Seattle, Washington to James and Alene Christine (Staley) Nucci. James enjoyed fishing, watching TV and cooking. He was also a good neighbor. James is survived by one sister, Jeanne (Chet) Holly of Chatsworth, Calif.; two aunts, Phyllis Shown of Monte Vista and Gladys Staley of Canon City; one cousin, Vicki Bruso of Ore.; also by numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Alene. Cremation was chosen by the family and arrangements were made under the direction of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.

Nuckolls, Charles
Charles Nuckolls – Walsenburg World – May 6, 1920 – Motorcycle Rider Killed at Pueblo – Charles Nuckolls, 40, was fatally injured at midnight Saturday when a motorcycle he was riding plunged into a ditch 6 miles east of Pueblo. Passing automobilists picked him up and started for a local hospital, but he died before reaching there. Nuckolls had been employed by the Denver & Rio Grande and was unmarried.

Nufer, Rita Jean
Rita Jean Nufer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 2014 - Rita Jean Nufer, 85, passed away Sept. 4, 2014. Survived by children, Jean Marie (Jim) Steward of McHenry, Ill., Ron (Betty) Nufer of Pueblo, Catherine Ann Nufer of Omaha, Neb., and Ken (Heidi) Nufer of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her spouse of 65 years, William “Bill” Nufer Jr.; her parents, Mae and Erwin Devitt; and brothers, Ken and Don Devitt. Jean was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Chicago, Ill. Bill and Jean were married on Aug. 30, 1947, in Chicago. She dedicated her life to her family. Viewing, 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with Father Michael Papesh and Monsignor Tom Adrians as co-celebrants. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the King Church.

Nugent, Wilma Y.
Wilma Y. Nugent - Huerfano World - February 8, 2015 - Wilma Y. Nugent, 91, of Walsenburg, CO died Friday, February 6, 2015 in the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center. She is survived by her children, Donald (Evelyn) Nugent of Honolulu, HI, David (Gloria) Nugent of Arvada, CO, Jeanie (Mike) Sandoval of Canon City, CO, Jeri (Tom ) Rice of Walsenburg, and Neal (Karen) Nugent, of Aurora, CO; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Nugent, and a grandson, Greg Nugent. Cremation was chosen. A graveside service will be held at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:30 am, officiated by the Rev. Paul Stroh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Foundation; attention, administration.

Nuner, John Franklin III
John Franklin Nuner III - Chronicle News - November 10, 2005 - John Franklin Nuner III, age 65, went home to be with the Lord on November 8, 2005. He was born April 17, 1940 in Caldwell, NJ to John F. Nuner Jr. and Edith Tappen. He was married to Donna C. Johnston on October 20, 2000 in Smithville, NJ. He earned his Bachelor of Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He served in the United States Air Force and worked for the Army and for the Coast Guard as Purchasing/Contracting Officer for 32 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Walsenburg; Cape Island Masonic Lodge #30, Cape May, NJ, where he educated 200+ students; Trinidad Masonic Lodge #28, Trinidad, CO.; W. Cape May Fire Co. in NJ. He was an endowment member of the NRA and a member of the Whittington Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents. He is survived by his wife Donna C. Nuner (Johnston); daughter Sandra K. Nuner; son David J. (Tracy) Nuner; stepson Brian C. (Jill) Ligi, and stepdaughter Michelle C. (Rob) Ashmen; first wife, Betty Jean Nuner; grandchildren, Nicolas and Aubrey; and brothers, James H. (Diane) Nuner and Robert T. Nuner. Visitation hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Walsenburg with Don Rehling officiating. Interment will be held at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery following the service. The pallbearers are Pat McConnell, Marlen Sherar, Hugh French, Ernie Roush, Carl Sanders, Russ Sharp, Larry Sinnett, Larry Parsons, and Joe Hadad. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Walsenburg. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Nunez, Danessa L.
Danessa L. Nunez - Chronicle News - September 30, 2016 - The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado Interstate 25 approximately 11 miles south of Walsenburg, Colorado, in Huerfano County. A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling southbound in the left hand lane of Interstate 25, while a 1994 Geo Metro was also traveling southbound in the right hand lane. The driver of the Chevrolet attempted to change lanes, colliding with the Geo Metro. The Chevrolet rotated in a clockwise direction, traveled off the west side of the road, rolled 2 1?2 times and collided with a fence while ejecting the driver. The Geo Metro also traveled off the west side of the road and came to a controlled stop. The driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, 19 year-old, Danessa L. Nunez, of Trinidad, Colorado was not wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash, and was transported by Flight For Life to Parkview Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Geo Metro, 53 year-old Richard Lair, of Gardner, Colorado was uninjured, while the passenger, 61 year-old Joann Sotelo, of Gardner Colorado was transported by ambulance to Saint Mary Corwin with minor injuries. At this time, alcohol and drugs are not suspected. However, excessive speed is being considered as a contributing factor. Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2016 - A 19-year-old Trinidad woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday night, about 11 miles south of Walsenburg on Interstate 25, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Danessa L. Nunez was transported by Flight for Life to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, where she was pronounced dead, according to the state patrol. Nunez was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was traveling south in the left-hand lane of Interstate 25, while Richard Lair, 53 of Gardner, was traveling south in the right-hand lane in a 1994 Geo Metro. Nunez’s Chevrolet attempted to change lanes, colliding with the Geo Metro, the state patrol report said. The Chevrolet rotated in a clockwise direction, traveled off the west side of the road, rolled 2 1?2 times and collided with a fence while ejecting the driver. The Geo Metro also traveled off the west side of the road, coming to a controlled stop. Lair was uninjured, while the passenger, 61-year-old Joann Sotelo, also of Gardner, was transported by ambulance to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center with minor injuries. While alcohol and drugs are not suspected as contributing to the crash, excessive speed is being considered as a factor, according to the state patrol. Chronicle News - October 4, 2016 - Danessa Lynn Garduno-Nunez, age 19, passed away September 29, 2016. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 23, 1997. She attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 2016. Danessa was a cheerleader for 6 years and enjoyed playing soccer at THS. She also worked at High Sierra Theatre. She was currently attending UCCS in Colorado Springs, pursuing a degree in nursing. She loved being around her family and friends. Danesssa was very strong willed and had a great sense of humor. She had an optimistic outlook on life and was the most creative and gifted person you would ever meet. Preceding her in death are sisters Hope and Arleanne Runion, grandfathers Dave Garduno and Gene Pacheco and cousin Tiana Garduno. Left to cherish her memory are Mom and Papa, Priscilla and Bobby Garduno, Mommy and Dad, Serena and Manuel Runion, the love of her life, Louie Santistevan, brothers Isaac and Phoenix Runion, Aunts and Uncles, Vikki Garduno and Mike Muniz, Matt Garduno and Susie Villasenor, Chad Sanchez, Grandparents, Jennie Garduno, Helen Pacheco, Liz Henry, Bob Nunez, Sam Henry, Angie Casaus, cousins, Taneshia, Ally, Issiah, Matthew, Adrian, Anthony and Caesar Garduno and her special pet, Sophie. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7PM at Sebastiani gym. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10AM at Sebastiani Gym Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery,. Active pallbearers are Matt Garduno, Louie Santistevan, Isaac Runion, Mike Muniz, Issiah Garduno and Brian Shaw. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nunez, David Michael
David Michael Nunez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 2017 - David Michael Nunez, 21, of Pueblo West, passed away on Feb. 27, 2017. David is remembered by many as a young man with a great big heart and a beautiful smile. He enjoyed the outdoors, was interested in sports cars, and very much enjoyed listening to music and rooting for his favorite team, the Denver Broncos. David was very close to both his family and friends; memories of him will forever live on in our hearts. He is survived by his parents, Roxana and Salvador; siblings, Evey, Salvador Jr. and Andrew; as well as his uncle; Willie; and many others. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at Pueblo West Funeral Home, 381 S. Joe Martinez Blvd. Public viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m.

Nunez, Ralph Jr.
Ralph Nunez Jr. - The Gazette - May 22, 2005 - Ralph L. "Shorty" Nunez, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 26, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elvira in 1998. Ralph is survived by his mother, Carmelita Nunez; a brother, Ruben Nunez; daughters: Carmen and Sandra; sons: Ralph, Robert and Roger; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born February 6, 1933 in Colorado Springs, CO, he proudly served in the United States Army as an infantry soldier during the Korean War. Ralph worked in the Maxwell Coal Mine in Trinidad, CO and many years with Gerald H. Phipps Construction Company. "We know you are happy now and with Mama. We await our eventual reunion. We love you so much Daddy. Peace be with you and God Bless."

Nunez, Reuben J.
Reuben J. Nunez - Chronicle News - July 1, 2011 - Reuben J. Nunez, age 72, passed away in Raton, New Mexico on June 28, 2011. He was born on October 17, 1938 in Cokedale, Colorado to Carmelita (Torres) and Ralph Nunez Sr. Reuben was employed at Hadad Motor Sales for 10 years from 1974-1984. He then was employed as a coal miner having worked in area mines for 20 years until his retirement. Reuben was a member of Knights of Columbus #1072 and UMWA Local 9856. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and spending time with his family. Preceding him in death are parents, Carmelita and Ralph Nunez, and brothers Roger Nunez, Richard Nunez, Ralph Nunez and Bobby Nunez. Survivors include Virginia Nunez (Bill Wiening), son David Nunez, daughters Shirley Nunez (John Gomez), Lucy (Rob) Cowan, grandchildren, Ricardo Nunez, Christopher Nunez, Tynnia Martinez, Chelci Martinez, Joshua Serna, Zachary Cowan, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Henry Chavez, George Montoya, George Cole, Filbert Roybal, Ben Chavez and Everly Silva. Active pallbearers are Zachary Cowan, Christopher Nunez, Josh Serna, Ricardo Serna, Everly Silva Jr. and Roger Nunez. Family may be contacted at 10305 Santa Fe Trail. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nunez, Robert L.
Robert L. Nunez - Chronicle News - October 13, 2017 - Robert L. Nunez went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 30, 2017. Robert was very well known and loved by many people. Everyone was his friend. Robert worked as a coal miner, construction worker, and a great mechanic. He was great at all his jobs! Robert loved the Broncos, win or loose, Broncos were the best! Robert was preceded in death by his special granddaughter Danessa Garduno Nunez; best friend and brother, J.R. Casaus; father Ralph Nunez; step father Roy Casaus; aunt Pam Velasquez; uncle and aunt Floyd and Flora Padilla; friends, Bob Hernandez, Stephen Trujillo, and Ralph Barela. Left to cherish Roberts memories are his son Levi, mother Angie Casaus, sisters and brothers Virginia and Victor and families, Diane and Kenneth and families, Jane and Jerry and families, Denise F and families, Roger, Leelan and Carmen and families, aunt Virginia Nunez, uncle Joe Lopez and family, cousins David Nunez, Richard Giron, Del and Paula Turco and family, Lea Montano and Jessie, Bobby Harding, Mat and Laura, Lisa Marquez and family, Lawrence McKenzie, Johnny Grine, God son Roy, Chad Marquez, Joe Oriz, Jacob Montano, Adrianna Santillanes, Brenda and Eddie and family, Anthony and Damarise Santillanes and family, Jeff and Amy Santillanes and family, Bobby Hernandez Jr. and family, Kevin and Kim Sandoval, Anita, Arrianna, Clint Mullins, Juanita Sena (friend and caregiver), Joe and Sara Sanchez. Robert will be greatly missed by all his family and friends, as he left many memories behind. Cremation was Robert’s request and no services. Arrangements are made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Nunn, Peggy
Peggy Morrow Nunn - Chronicle News - December 12, 2017 - Peggy Morrow Nunn, age 79, passed away on December 7, 2017 at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo. Survivors include husband, Bobbie Vigil of Aguilar, Colo., sons Gil Birklund, Lindsay Birklund and sister Lindsay Weeks. At her request cremation with services to be held at family ranch at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Nunnally, A. D.
A. D. Nunnally – Walsenburg World – August 16, 1904 – A. D. Nunnally of Aguilar, age 29 years, died at his home in that camp Friday after lingering between life and death for many months, and death came in this case as a welcome relief. Mr. Nunnally was formerly an employee of the Peerless and in 1902 met with an accident in that mine which resulted in breaking his back. He has been helpless ever since and it is considered remarkable that he is survived as long as he did. The funeral occurred at Aguilar and interment was in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

Nunnelee, Jearl
Jearl Nunnelee - Denver Post - January 28, 2007 - Jearl Burt Nunnelee of Elizabeth passed away on 1-25-2007. Jearl was born on 6-18-1924 in Caulksville, AR. He married Cynthia Tinkham on 12-27-1980. He was a School Superintendent in Fowler, Walsenburg, Yuma, and Peyton, and then was a Portrait Photographer. He is survived by Cynthia, sons Jess, John, and Burt, daughter Jane Good, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday, Jan 30, 5-8:00 P.M. at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock, with Funeral on Jan 31, 1:00 P.M., also at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Cemetery.

Nuschy, Marie
Marie Nuschy - Chronicle News - June 11, 2008 - Marie Nuschy, age 82, passed away June 9, 2008, at Trinidad State Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was born July 29, 1925, in Trinidad. On February 29, 1949, she was united in marriage to William J. (Bill) Nuschy. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents John and Lucy Tessari, two brothers Anthony and Joe Tessari and sister-in-law, Laura Tessari. She is survived by her four children: Dan (Kathy) Nuschy, Trinidad, Mary Davidson, Denver, Bill Nuschy, Trinidad, and Ann Nuschy (John McKenzie), Trinidad, five grandchildren: Dan (Cheryl) Nuschy, La Junta, Kristy Nuschy, Colorado Springs, Maria (Harley) Ortiz, Ft. Collins, Jeff (Suzanne) Davidson, Denver and Tara Pfalmer (Nelson), Trinidad, and five great-grandchildren Cierra, Caitlyn, Jonathon, Alyssa and Isaiah. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Josephine Tessari and Barbara (Lee) Green, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dan Nuschy Jr., Jeff Davidson, Harley Ortiz, Nelson Menchaca, Dick Makloski and John Tessari. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinidad State Nursing Home Resident Benefit Fund. The family may be contacted at 2631 Aguilar Drive. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Nutter, Adam Michael
Adam Michael Nutter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2017 - Adam Michael Nutter, 27, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2017. Survived by devoted aunt and uncle, Kim and Chuck Bennett; cherished cousin, Jessica (Michael) Wisthoff; grandmother, Carrie Nutter; mother, Carolyn Lee Brengle; father, Kelly O'Brien Nutter; sisters, Cassandra Nutter and Bridgette Nutter; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by grandparents; and paternal grandfather. Adam was born to Carolyn Lee Brengle and Kelly O'Brien Nutter on Dec. 28, 1989, in Fontana, Calif. He worked for OFTesting as a well testing operator. Adam was a car enthusiast, enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Nye, Firemen
Firemen Nye – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1893 – Heavy rains and washouts are now the order of the day. A big storm at Pueblo played havoc on the 27th. About 3 o’clock a break was made through the levy just west of the city, and an immense volume of water poured into the city at that point, and soon a territory embracing more than 30 squares and thickly dotted with dwelling houses was flooded to a depth of from 1 to 6 feet. The largest business blocks of the city had their basements filled, and on the first floors the water in some of them reached a depth of 2 feet. A bridge on the Union Pacific line was washed out near the city and a freight train ran into it. Engineer Henderson was killed, and Fireman Nye fatally injured. He died in a few hours. Floods at Central and Black Hawk also did considerable damage.

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