The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Qualls, Beverly
Beverly Lorraine Qualls - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2014 - Beverly Lorraine Qualls, 73, passed away Sept. 14, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl (Ronnie) Ward, Debbie Klinger, Darlene Davies, Kimberly (Jack) Ward; son, Jimmy R. (Angela) Allen; grandchildren, Stephanie, Amy, Brandy, David, Jeremy, Natasha, Dakota, Natalie, Danyelle, Chanda Jo, Kayla, Micha, Starla, Jennifer, Jessica, Nicholas, Amanda, Nathan, Samantha; and 33 great-grandchildren. Beverly was deeply loved and will be forever missed. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Qualls, Gerald Owen
Gerald Owen Qualls - Chronicle News - July 17, 2003 - Gerald Owen Qualls, age 56, passed away on July 13, 2003. He was born on August 21, 1946 to Ben and Arla Qualls in Wheatland, WY. Jerry attended school in North Platte, NE. He received his diploma while in Charleston, WV, and continued his education through Iowa Valley Community College and throughout his life. He was married to Jacqueline Rae Luellman in 1969 in Omaha, NE. Jerry worked for Paramount Paper, GT Barber Pharmacy and Watkins Concrete as a driver. He also worked on a farm in Boone, Iowa, then moved to Brooklyn, Iowa to work in a lumber yard. His next move was to Grinwell, Iowa where he worked at a glass company and lumber yard as a driver. Jerry worked for 14 years at Wolverine/CertainTeed Corporation and finally moved to Trinidad in 1999. While in Trinidad, he worked for Northwestern Logistics as a driver, Scott Canda as a driver, and on Bud Healey’s ranch. He was an all-around handy man. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church. He was a kind, loving family man. His hobbies included carpentry, electronics and computers. He was preceded in death by his father, and step-father Clive Miller. He is survived by his wife Jacqueline of the family home, mother Arla Miller of North Platte, NE, children Gerald Owen (Patty) Qualls Jr. of Iowa, Mashelle Renee Qualls of South Dakota, brother Melburn (Jan) Qualls of Wyoming, sister Barbara (Don) Frels of Nebraska, and grandchild Shylean Albee. Memorial Service to be held on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church with a luncheon to follow the service at the church. The family of Gerald Qualls has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Queen, John
John Queen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2016 - John Queen, 61, passed away March 25, 2016. Cremation, Angelus Chapel Crematory. No formal services.

Quezada, Francisco
Francisco Quezada - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2015 - Francisco Quezada, 66, affectionately known as “Pancho” to family and friends, slipped away peacefully Sept. 22, 2015. He was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to proud parents, Panfilo and Concepcion Quezada, both preceded him death; along with several other family members. Pancho retired from School District 60 with over 20 years of service in the custodial department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to Cripple Creek, meeting and speaking to people. You were only a stranger once. Pancho is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; his children, Susanna Quezada, Kalilie Maldonado, Laura (Luke) Maestas, Roxanne (Eli) Robles, Michael (Melissa) Moreno; sisters, Rosa Quezada, Alicia Medina; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren, in-laws, other relatives and friends, who loved and miss Pancho dearly. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Quick, Alicia D.
Alicia D. Quick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Alicia D. Quick, 36, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2016. She was born on April 22, 1980. She is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. June Quick; loving parents, Steve and Audrey Quick; brothers, Toby and Jason; sister, Sheila; nephews, Toby Jr. and Jaxen. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Nov. 7, 2016, at Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Family and friends’ reception following at the VFW Post No. 5812, 127 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. She will be greatly missed.

Quick, Elmer (Son of)
Son of Elmer Quick – Walsenburg World – November 10, 1905 – While shooting a steer which he wished to kill, Elmer Quick, who lives on a ranch near Honey, a few miles north of Trinidad, put a bullet through the steer which passed on and killed his son, who was in range behind the animal.

Quick, Ines E.
Ines E. Quick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1985 - Ines E. Quick, late of 3700 Arena Rd., died unexpectedly Aug. 12, 1985, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, Neil L. Quick, of the family home, where the family may be contacted; children, Sandra Straub, ReNeil and Nate Johner, Bruce Quick, James Holst, Sandi Kurtz and Debbie McRae; grandsons, Shawn and Erick Quick. Also survived by brothers, Erwin Jeske, Pueblo, Ernest Jeske, Westcliffe, Herbert (Edna) Jeske, Wilsonville, Ore., Alfred (Helen) Jeske, Canon City, Harold (Betty) Jeske, Sheridan Wyo.; sister, Ericka (Emil) Voss, Grants Pass, Ore.; 10 sisters- and brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Hope Lutheran Church, Westcliffe. Active in the Girl Scouts and activities with her children and their friends. Born May 31, 1923, in Westcliffe; Pueblo resident since 1952. Mrs. Quick was the receptionist for Drs. Hopkins, Pierce, and Tonne. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Davis-Wallin Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends after the service at 1502 Watts. Pl.

Quillen, Doris Mae
Doris Mae Quillen - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2017 - Doris Mae Quillen, 82. Dec. 8, 1934-June 16, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, Dean Quillen. Survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grand-children. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, June 21, 2017; funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, both at Imperial Funeral Home.

Quillen, Harry
Harry Quillen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2017 - Harry Quillen passed away on his 90th birthday, Feb. 12, 2017. A Celebration of Life will take place in the mountains this summer

Quillian, A. H.
A. H. Quillian – Walsenburg World – April 13, 1899 – Resolutions – Resolutions passed by the C. L. and S. C. of Walsenburg on the death of Rev. A. H. Quillian. Whereas it has pleased our heavenly Father to call home Rev. A. H. Quillian, our beloved neighbor, friend and pastor, be it resolved that the heartfelt sympathy of the circle be extended to the bereaved family, with the assurance of the respect and love each member for our brother gone, and the loved ones who tarry here for a little while. His genial nature, Christian spirit and exemplary life endeared him to all who knew him, and influenced for good, all lives that touched his life while here. Consequently we mourn not, for we know he heard the “well done!” of the Father and only put on the crown jewel with souls saved through his ministry here on earth. Walsenburg World – March 30, 1899 – The service at the Methodist Church next Sunday was to have been a memorial service for the late Rev. A. H. Quillian, but it has been found necessary to alter the arrangement. The service will therefore be an ordinary Easter service was special singing, to commence at 11:00 a.m. The young people’s meeting in the evening will be led by Mrs. Butler and a brief sermon will be delivered by the pastor. Walsenburg World – April 6, 1899 – The Rev. C. D. Butler will preach at the Methodist Church next Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. There will be no Epworth League meeting at night but in place of it a memorial service for the late Rev. A. H. Quillian who lived and worked in this community for more than 20 years. Rev.’s J. H. Ledbetter and Charles E. Butler, and Mr. J. R. Quillian will take part in the service. It will begin punctually at 7:30.

Quillian, Agnes
Agnes Quillian – Walsenburg World – December 30, 1915 – Mrs. Quillian Dead – Word was received last week of the death of Mrs. Agnes Quillian who died Thursday, December 23 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the home of her daughter, Miss Emma Quillian. In 1870 Rev. A. H. Quillian and his wife Agnes came to Huerfano County from Georgia, where they lived for many years. Mr. Quillian was the first minister to come to this part of the country. Mrs. Quillian was a woman of sweet and very strong character, one who will not soon be forgotten in Walsenburg. She leaves a large family of grown children to mourn her loss.

Quillian, Robert A.
Hon. Robert A. Quillan – Walsenburg World – December 9, 1892 – A Good Man Called Hence – The Community in Grief – Testimonials of Esteem From His Associates – Our community was startled Wednesday morning by the intelligence that Mr. Robert Quillan had been stricken with paralysis. Inquiry confirmed the report. In the early morning he felt sick and took to vomiting. When this had passed it was found that he was unable to speak. He soon passed to a state of unconsciousness from which was unbroken until he breathed his last on Thursday at 12:30 o’clock. Some weeks ago he experienced a slight shock, but apprehended nothing serious, though it was the same disease that caused his father’s death. The funeral occurred today at the family residence at 2 o’clock followed by public services at the M. E. Church, conducted under the auspices of the Masons, Rev. C. M. Cooper preaching a sermon. Robert A. Quillan was born at Dahlonega, Georgia, May 5, 1842. He received his education at the home Academy and studied law with Col. Boyd of the same place. When the war broke out he joined the 52nd George as a private, was in many hard-fought battles and remained in the Army till the close of the war, having been promoted to the ranks of adjutant. He then resumed his law studies and was admitted to the bar in 1873 and very soon came to Colorado and settled as an attorney, opening an office in a small cabin near the Cucharas. His possessions on reaching here were five dollars and two law books. On leaving home his father gave him a dollar, referring to which he said, “But he gave me a more valuable gift in a good education.” While a youth he connected himself with the Methodist Church and remained a consistent member, a wise counselor and a liberal supporter. As an attorney he has made an excellent record for integrity, wisdom and ability, and as a citizen has one and retained the respect and confidence of high and low. He was a member of the constitutional convention that framed the Constitution of Colorado and served one term in the legislature where he made a good record. He has been prominent in every home matter and has helped prominent offices in school, town and County. On Thanksgiving day 1875 he was married to Miss Isabelle J. Campbell, sister of A. J. Campbell of this city. Four children have place in the home circle and with her mother mourn the death of a devoted husband and father, George C., Robert W., Mabel and Helen. Our personal acquaintance with the deceased has been brief, but enough to command our respect and esteem for him as a man and a Christian. But the hand of death has been laid on his noble form and our brother sleeps the sleep that knows no waking till the resurrection mourn. Let us to remain emulate his virtues, that life’s close may crown our memories with lasting esteem. An interview with a number of our citizens who were intimately associated with Mr. Quillan elicited the following expressions of personal regard: Mr. A. Levy – “You cannot say too much in his praise. He was honorable in everything and kind to everyone. He held the highest office in the Masonic Lodge and was an honor to the body.” Mr. H. E. Wheeler – “Our relations were of the pleasantest and I esteem him highly as a man and a Christian.” Mr. C. O. Unfug – “I have been intimate with him for 14 years. He was my best friend. There was not a more honorable man than he, or one of nobler character.” Judge J. A. J. Valdez – “He was devoted to his profession, faithful to his clients, gentle and courteous to everybody. I have known him since 1873 and am greatly grieved at his departure.” T. D. Baird, M. D. – “R. A. Quillan was much respected by his many friends and having been long in the county will be greatly missed.” Mr. Fred – “He was one of the most conscientious attorneys I have ever known. He never refused the case because he might receive no pay. His was a noble character.” Mr. E. A. Lidle – “He was a thoroughly good man and the community has lost one of its best citizens.” Hon. C. B. Bowman – “R. A. Quillan is dead. He filled a large place in this community. He was a man of strong friendships and greatly beloved by those to whom he gave his confidence.” Mr. Lowenbruck – “He was an honorable man always up to his agreements.” Hon. Thomas A. Rivera – “I have been well acquainted with Mr. Quillan since 1873. He was a kind man and a good counselor. People always thought well of him.” Mr. A. M. Rice – “I have known him for four years and respected him in business relations and religiously.” Mr. Krier – “He was an excellent man, honest and true in everything.” Mr. Charles Mazzone – “He was a good citizen, one of the best in the community.” Mr. Henry Blickhahn – “We have lost a man whose place it will be hard to fill in both town and county.” Mr. T. L. Creesy – “A good citizen, an honest man and always ready to help the poor.” Mr. Luz Gonzales – “I have known the deceased since 1873, when he boarded with Uncle Albert’s family. He was upright in his dealings and had a good reputation in Huerfano County.” Mr. C. D. McCrimmon – “He was a good straight man, honorable in his profession.” Rev. Quillan – “He was a great lover of home and fondly attached to his family. He was at his best in the quiet of the home circle.” Walsenburg World – December 9, 1892 – The funeral services of Hon. Robert A. Quillan were attended by a great concourse of people. Large numbers came from abroad, his brother Masons and others who had known and loved him in the past. Some 30 came from LaVeta. The sermon of Rev. C. M. Cooper was able and tender, full of comfort and hope to the bereaved and inspiration to all. Floral offerings were abundant and beautiful, especially that representing the emblem of the Lodge, the square and compass. The singing had a charm that softened every heart. Then came the visit to the city of the dead, were all that was mortal of our brother was laid to his final rest; “dust to dust.”

Quillian, Robert A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Robert A. Quillian – Walsenburg World – October 5, 1899 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Wednesday, October 4, 1899, at 10:30 p.m., Mrs. Robert A. Quillian of paralysis and heart failure, age 45 years, six months and 21 days. The news of Mrs. Quillian’s death comes as a sad and sudden blow to her many friends and acquaintances in Walsenburg and vicinity. She was a zealous worker in the church, an influential member of society and a good neighbor and all who have come within the influence of her kindly disposition will feel that they have lost a friend. Mrs. Quillian has been in poor health for a number of years and took a trip to Canada for her health the past summer. We will give an extended account of Mrs. Quillian’s life next week contenting ourselves this week with a brief sketch. Miss Isabelle Campbell was a sister of A. R. Campbell and Mrs. B. A. Arnold of this place. She was born in wards bill, Canada, March 14, 1854. Early in life she moved to Missouri, living there some years. October 6, 1873, she came to Colorado and in December of that year came to Walsenburg where she was the only white girl in the town. On November 25, 1875, she was married to Robert A. Quillian, a leading lawyer and prominent citizen of Huerfano County, who died in 1892, leaving a widow and four children. The four children, George, age 23, Mabel, age 20, Robert, age 15 and Helen age 10, survive their mother.

Quinby, Frank
Frank Quinby - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2015 - Frank Quinby, 75, lost his battle with cancer March 20, 2015. Frank is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Waverly Quinby, Linda Buckalew; grandchildren, Dustin and Zach Buckalew, Brandon and Heather Piper and Cord Quinby; great-grandchildren, Haley, Dillon, Ashton, Ryan and Blake Buckalew, Sheyenne, Mylo and Mary Jo Piper.

Quinn, James Agnes
James Agnes Quinn – Walsenburg World – February 16, 1906 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday evening at 7:30, James Agnes Quinn, third son of Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn, age 5 years. Death was caused by a complication of throat troubles after a lingering illness of three weeks. The funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the body being interred in the Masonic Cemetery where a large number of sorrowing friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place.

Quinonez, Fermin Jr.
Fermin Quinonez, Jr. - Chronicle News - December 10, 2008 - Fermin Quinonez, Jr., age 17, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on October 8, 1991 in Durango, Mexico to Araceli (Alvarado) and Fermin Quinonez Sr. Fermin was currently a junior at Hoehne High School. He enjoyed making music, fishing and camping and being outdoors. Fermin was a member of Hoehne FBLA and a member of the Hoehne Farmer Football team. He liked to play soccer and his favorite food was pizza. Fermin loved his parents, brothers, family and friends and girlfriend, Sabrina Almarez. He will be missed by the many who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death is grandmother Maria De Jesus Castrellon. Survivors are parents, Araceli and Fermin Quinonez Sr., brothers, Edgar Ivan Quinonez (Kristy Pickett), Jorge Andres Quinonez, grandparents, Marcelino Alvarado, Emma Alvarado, Samuel Quinonez, niece, Cassidy Quinonez, nephews, Carlos Quinonez, aunts and uncles, Eva (Alfredo) Alvarado, Emma “Yenny” (Grabiel) Alvarado, Marielena (Benancio) Tellez, Benancio (Patricia) Alvarado, Noel Alvarado, Victor Quinonez, Griselda Soto (Edgar Perez), Juan (Maria) Quinonez, Esther Quinonez, Sergio Quinonez, Lalo Alvarado, Marcelino Alvarado, Pedro (Carmela) Alvarado, Porfirio (Carmela) Quinonez, Manuela Tellez (Teordoro) Vasquez, Javier (Delia) Vasquez, German (Celia) Vasquez, Thomas (Francisca) Alvarado, Silvia Quinonez, Vilma Vasquez (Alfonso De La Fuentes Jr.), Rossio Vasquez, Juanita Rojas, Licha Marquez, cousins, David Tellez, Carlos Tellez, Jaquelin Tellez, Vicky De La Fuente, Alfonso De La Fuente, Jr., Emanuel De La Fuente and numerous friends. Visitation will be Thursday, December 11, 2008 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Brandon Tortorelli, Josh Montoya, Edgar Meraz, Clint Thurston, Ethan Coneoria, Victor Quinonez, Jorge Quinonez, Edgar Quinonez and Hugh Harkin. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at the La Casa. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Quintana, Alfredo Angelo
Alfredo Angelo Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2014 - Alfredo Angelo Quintana. Quintana Services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014, at Avondale Sacred Heart Church.

Quintana, Anna
Anna Quintana – Walsenburg World – November 25, 1909 – Died at Walsen mines, Sunday, November 21, 1909, Anna Quintana, infant.

Quintana, Anthony Joe
Anthony Joe Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2017 - Anthony Joe Quintana, 60, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2017. Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Praxcedes and Marie Quintana; grandson, Joseph Cortez; mother-in-law; Josie Martinez; four brothers; one sister; one nephew and one niece. Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Maxine "DeeDee" Quintana; children, Anthony (Alexandria) Quintana Jr., Deidra (Adrian) Quintana and Alisha Cortez; eight grandchildren; father-in-law, Mackey Martinez; one brother; five sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Family requests lumber jack or black and red attire.

Quintana, Bernice
Bernice Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 2015 - Bernice Quintana, 81, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Amelia Chavez; stepfather, Tony Rivera; brothers, Bill and Jerry Chavez; sons, Lawrence and Charles Quintana; and grandchildren, Orlando Vigil and Tracey Quintana. Survived by her husband, Joe Quintana; children, Tom Quintana, Cindy Vigil, David (Cathy) Quintana, Kathy Quintana, and Carol (Jaimie) Molina; 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, and numerous family and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2015, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Inurnment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. In her honor, family requests attendees wear pink.

Quintana, Chuck
Chuck Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2016 - Police announced on Monday that an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred in early February at an East Side apartment complex. Clinton Jeremy Loonsfoot, 33, has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in relation to a shooting that resulted in the death of Chuck Quintana, 21, police said. Loonsfoot is currently in the custody of the Denver Sheriff’s Department for other unrelated charges and now for the first-degree murder charge, police said. Loonsfoot’s arrest affidavit in this case has been sealed for future court proceedings, so further details about his arrest were not available. Quintana was reportedly shot about 3 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Casa del Sol apartment complex near East High School. Police said at the time that the initial investigation revealed that Quintana was involved in a verbal altercation of some sort prior to being shot. Quintana died from an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Pueblo County Coroner’s Office. The homicide was Pueblo’s first this year.

Quintana, Claudia
Claudia Quintana – Walsenburg World – May 21, 1903 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Thursday, April 14, 1903, Mrs. Claudia Quintana, mother of Mrs. Juan F. Martinez of this place, at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Quintana lived until a few years ago at Santa Cruz, New Mexico, and came to Walsenburg to live with her two daughters.

Quintana, Delbert Raphael
Delbert "Del" Raphael Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2015 - Delbert “Del” Raphael Quintana died peacefully on Nov. 10, 2015, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the age of 60, supported by his family. Delbert is survived by his wife of 37 years, Julie; two sons, Jared and Joshua; daughter-in-law, Corrina; and granddaughter, Cece Rose; his mother, Nora; sisters, Diane (Don) and Lupe; brothers, Gary, Fred, Ron (Pauline) and Gerald; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Delbert had many special and close friends, Richard, Abel, Danny, Tony, Lorenzo, Steve, Ron and Gary. Del was born and raised in La Junta, Colo., on June 20, 1955, to John B. and Nora Quintana. Moving to Pueblo in 1976, Delbert’s main employment focus was working with the developmentally disabled. Delbert was a proud member of the Koshare Indians and altar server at La Junta Catholic Parish. He was a fan of muscle cars and music. He was a member of his family’s band and later a member of the Colorado Band. He sat in with other Pueblo-based bands and had many friends in the music business. A rosary for Del will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Pueblo Cathedral, followed by at Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 10 a.m. and reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Delbert’s life. In lieu of flowers, please ring photos and memories with you to the reception following the memorial service.

Quintana, Donna
Donna Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2017 - Donna Quintana, 64, of Pueblo, joined her husband of 41 years, to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2017. Preceded in death by her father, James Cody; mother, Alice Hobbs; husband, Ted Quintana; and grandson, Joshua Lopez. Donna is survived by her children, Kristie Lopez (Steven Clay), Tim Quintana (Celina); grandchildren, Gabrielle, Timmy, Jayden and Mariah; in-laws, the Rev. Martin and Theresa Quintana; close family members, Martin E. (Veta), Phillip (Vanda); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date to be announced. Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2017 - Donna Quintana. Celebration of Life, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at IBEW Hall, 2901 Farabaugh Lane.

Quintana, Elsie
Elsie Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2015 - Elsie Quintana, 75, was called to her heavenly home on Feb. 4, 2015. Elsie was born May 31, 1939, in Farasita, Colo., to Herbert and Nora Quintana. She was married in 1959 to Melton Quintana in Gardner, Colo., and moved to Pueblo shortly after their marriage. Elsie started her retail career at James Drug, where she worked for many years and continued at Grove Drug and Albertson’s pharmacy. She also volunteered at SRDA. She is survived by two children, Randy (Evie) Quintana, Melanie (Dan) Nelson; and a grandson, Garrett (Jenna) Quintana; brother, Donald (Susan) Quintana; and sister, Rhoda (Anthony) Archuleta, both of Colorado Springs. Elsie also is survived by several nieces and nephews who will always remember her as their favorite aunt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Nora (Garcia); her husband, Melton; and brother, Herbert Quintana Jr. Elsie was a beautiful and loving person who loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Cinder. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of food or flowers, please make donations to Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, P.O. Box 62885, Baltimore, MD 21264. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home, Florence, Colo.

Quintana, George Amador
George Amador Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2015 - George Amador Quintana, 66, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on March 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Estella Quintana; and two brothers, Joseph S. and Ernest. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Victoria Quintana (Navarro); daughters, Darla (Rudy) Calderon, Donna Quintana and Debra Quintana; grandchildren, Noah, Haley and Colton Calderon and Lucas Torrez; father, Alex Quintana; seven brothers, four sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He retired from the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Quintana, Gilbert H.
Gilbert H. "Sonny" Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2017 - Gilbert H. "Sonny" Quintana, 62, born in Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 3, 1954; passed away in Aurora, Colo., Aug. 17, 2017. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara Vega; father, Gilbert Quintana; brother, Danny Quintana; and sister, Margaret Vigil. Survived by his sons, Jason, Brian and Sonny Quintana; 15 grandchildren; sister and brother, Kathleen and Leroy Atencio; and sister, Michelle Quintana. Services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at St. Francis Xaiver, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo, Colo. For information: 303-748-0308.

Quintana, Greg A.
Greg A. Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2016 - Greg A. Quintana, born March 12, 1969. Greg left his family on Earth to join his family in heaven on Nov. 14, 2016. Waiting for him at heaven’s gate were his brother, Donny; sister, Denise; grandparents, Emmett and Jennie Quintana; and his father-in-law, Mac McDermaid. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Christy McDermaid; children, Ashley Nicole Alverez, Donny and Connor Quintana; grandchildren, Julian and Tarryn; father, Art (Susie Torres) Quintana; sisters, Gina Martell and Kristen Quintana-Williamson; nephew, Ryan; nieces, Teeya, Arellana and Jadie; along with aunts, uncles and numerous cousins who were also his best friends. Rosary service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Church.

Quintana, Harvey Leland
Harvey L. Quintana - Huerfano World - September 22, 2015 - Harvey L. Quintana, Sunrise 1-12-1961 Sunset 9-20-2015 - Service will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Harvey is survived by his brothers, Benny, Richard, Gene, Bruce, and Keith Quintana, and his mother, Margaret Quintana. He was preceded in death by his father, Benino Quintana and his brother, Jacob A. Quintana.

Quintana, Henry Glen III
Henry Glen Quintana, III - Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - February 12, 2016 - Henry G. Quintana III of Walsenburg, passed away peacefully at home February 11, 2016. He was predeceased by his father, Henry Glenn Quintana II; his grandfather, Gaspar Olguin; grandmother, Clorinda Pineda, Grandpa Hendry Quintana, Grandma-Moms Lily Aragon; Grandpa Abe Valdez; his baby daughter Angel; and many very close friends and special uncles, aunts and cousins. Henry is survived by his mother, Shirley Serrato; sons Brandon, Henry G. Quintana IV, and Robert; daughter Robin Holley; and other children Dakota Warren and Nikki Hurtado, and her children. He is also survived by his sister Andrea Quintana, brother Gaspar Serrato (Rachel Murphy); nieces and nephews, Manuelito and Shianne Lucero (Thomas Huddleston), Rayna, Lee, Gabriel, Memphis; step-nieces and nephews, Garrett, Levi, and Silver. Henry is also survived by Brandon's mother, Susie Atencio, and Henry and Robert's mother, Malissa Quintana; his uncles Gilbert Olguin (Sarah, dec.), Dennis Olguin (Joann), and the Gaspar Olguin (dec.) family. Henry graduated from John Mall High School in Walsenburg in 1984 and entered the U.S. Marines in 1985 He enrolled at Trinidad State Junior College and earned his degree in computer electronics in 1997. He returned home to Huerfano County to hold a variety of jobs - from bouncer, to handyman, to car mechanic - whatever it took to support his family. His life was his kids. In the words of his dear friend Will Hudson, "Yesterday while on Facebook, I learned that a dear friend of mine passed away very suddenly. Today - all day - I was in a funk. Just feeling lost - disconnected. Henry G. Quintana III was a good man, an honest man (whether you liked it or not), a wonderful friend, a beloved family member, and an awesome father to his three sons. Henry and I have been friends for over 40 years - and today was a day of fond memories not only from childhood but from our adult lives as well. There was a difference of about three years between us - Henry being the older - and as we grew up, many times our paths took different directions. But he was always there for a friend. He could play pranks and make jokes but he was never mean or ugly. Henry was always a big kid - physically - that was just because his body needed to match the size of his heart. He served in the Marines after high school and never lost his love or respect for the Corps- but there was also gentleness in him - the hidden teddy bear!! After the Corps, he spent his life providing for his children. He was a learned man - not only formally but through reading and learning on his own. And he had wisdom - an ancient wisdom for someone so young. He loved sports - especially football and I remember him playing in high school. He was a good and nurturing parent but did not back away from discipline when it was necessary. He was fair and giving - even when it meant he went without. Today I am sad because there is one more face, one more voice, one more friend who I will not see in my home town or on Facebook giving me some smart ass answer, or offering his insight, or asking for more information (always learning). My heart aches because he is gone!! To those who didn't know Henry, just know that a good and true man has left this world! I miss you my friend! Spider man forever!" Services for Henry will be held at 10 am, on Saturday, February 20 at the United Church of Walsenburg (across from Loaf-n-Jug). In lieu of flowers, please donate toward the three boy's education. Checks may be sent to his mother, Shirley Serrato, P.O. Box 1024, Walsenburg, CO 81089 or via a GoFundMe page set up for the education of his son's. Go to, type in Walsenburg's zip code, 81089 and look for page entitled "Support Henry Quintana sons." Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2016 - Henry Glen Quintana III, 49, of Walsenburg, died Feb. 11, 2016. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg.

Quintana, Jose
Jose Cruz Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2016 - Jose Cruz Quintana, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2016. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel, with military honors to follow at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Quintana, Lee
Lee Quintana - Herald-Democrat - May 27, 2015 - Lee A. Quintana, 68, lifelong resident of Leadville, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 23, on the second anniversary of his mother’s death. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, to Tony and Cora (Fresquez) Quintana in Trinidad. Quintana attended Lake County schools and graduated with the Class of 1966 from Lake County High School. He attended Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyo., where he received his certification as an auto mechanic, and later at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. He served four years in the United States Air Force as an air policeman with the S.A.C. unit during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Texas, Alaska and Oregon and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. Quintana was very proud to let everyone know that his grandfather, father and he comprised three generations of veterans who were all proud to serve their country. He later worked at the Black Cloud Mine, as a construction worker helping with the making of the manmade lake by Climax Mine and with the first Eisenhower Tunnel, at Safeway as a stocker, and with the Summit County School District and the Lake County School District as a custodian. Quintana was said to be a beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend. He enjoyed reading, watching football, basketball and baseball, being in his “lounge-y” clothes and listening to and playing music. He was a great tenor saxophone player in high school. He loved spending time with his family, especially his sister Carmen, and taking drives to Twin Lakes and Turquoise Lake with his mother. He was said to be a great substitute father and grandfather and loved being the “taxi service” to school for his nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces. He also loved animals, especially his dog companions, including Bear and Chewy, now deceased, with whom he enjoyed taking walks. He donated to many charities for dogs and horses. Quintana is survived by his sisters, Carmen Mora, of Leadville, LouAnn Vigil, of Santa Fe, N.M., and Lesley (Robert) Morales, of Montrose; nephews, Benny Vigil, Dario Morales, Fernando (Sarah) Morales and Antonio (Rebecca) Quintana; nieces, Yvonne Medina, Lucinda Valdez and Monique Vigil; and many great and great-great-nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his Fresquez and Quintana grandparents; parents; brother, Randy Quintana; niece, Mariah Sooter; brother-in-law, Benny Vigil; and many aunts and uncles. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leadville, with a rosary service to begin at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial and military honors to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Bailey-Kent Funeral Home, of Leadville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Quintana, Leroy F.
Leroy F. Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2015 - Leroy F. Quintana, 65, of Pueblo, formerly of Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 23, 1949; died Aug. 26, 2015. Survived by a son, Richard; a daughter, Angela Lopez-Cruz; his mother, Emelia; two brothers, Esedor and Steve; and three sisters, Bessie Vigil, Estella Vigil and Patricia Bishop; and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by four grandsons, Micheal A. Quintana, Jose Lopez-Cruz Jr., Manuel Lopez-Cruz and Diego Lopez-Cruz; and longtime friends, Abel Vigil, Gilbert A. Medina and Kathy Dunn. Celebration of Life, 1 p.m. Monday, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Colorado Springs. Inurnment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Quintana, Lloyd Leroy Sr.
Lloyd Leroy “Papa Lloyd” Quintana Sr. - Huerfano World Journal - November 22, 2017 - Lloyd Leroy “Papa Lloyd” Quintana Sr., 74, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2017. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Mary Quintana; mother-in-law, Jane Krause; and his cocker spaniel, “Lady”. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Janice A. Quintana; children, Lloyd (Gina) Quintana Jr., Maria “Susie” Lamas, Leann (Kenny) Chavez Sr., Tamie (Eric) Romero and Elizabeth (Jeramia) McCormick; 12 grandchildren; siblings, Donald Quintana, Ann Wiswall and Nancy (Don) Goode; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be at 11 am, Saturday, November 25, at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland Street, in Pueblo. Family is requesting hot rod, Harley Davidson, and bowling attire. Please join us in honoring Lloyd with a last tribute ride; you are encourage to drive your street rods and motorcycles following the ceremony.

Quintana, Maniyah
Maniyah Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2014 - Maniyah Cole Quintana, 4, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Roy Herburger and Clor Quintana. Maniyah is survived by her father, Mark Quintana; mother, Alea Quintana; grandparents, Diana and Elmer Quintana; great- grandmothers, Hendrietta Quintana, Dora Herburger and Donna M. Matteis; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall following interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045, in memory of Maniyah.

Quintana, Mary I.
Mary I. Quintana - The Daily Sentinel - April 28, 2006 - Mary I. Quintana, a longtime Grand Junction resident, passed away in her home on April 24, 2006. Mary was born April 5, 1924 to Felipe and Matilda Carabajal in Aguilar, CO. She spent most of her childhood in Montrose, CO and moved to Grand Junction in the mid-sixties, where she lived until her passing. She was married to Sisto Lopez and Glen Wigget, before marrying Garfield Quintana on July 31, 1982 in Las Vegas, NV. They celebrated a wonderful life together until his passing in 1996. Mary enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed arts and crafts, going to yard sales, dancing and listening to music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include one daughter, Matilda Lopez of Grand Junction; two sons, Adolph Lopez of Montrose; and Dale Wigget of Las Vegas, NV; her sister, Ann Williams of Oregon; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Welcoming her in Heaven are her parents, Felipe and Matilda Carabajal; sisters, Pauline Rodriquez, Margaret Herrera, Flora Nolan; brother, Dave Carabajal; husband, Garfield Quintana; and a grandson, Jamie Bonnell. A viewing will be held Friday, April 28, 2006 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Orchard Mesa Cemetery. A special thanks to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506 for all they've done for us.

Quintana, Michael Alex
Michael Alex Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1, 2015 - Michael Alex Quintana, 57, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2015. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Saturday at 2601 Acero Ave.

Quintana, Rosario L.
Rosario Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2015 - Rosario Quintana went to meet her maker on May 19, 2015. Born in Villanueva, N.M., March 16, 1913. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose; daughter-in-law, Caroline; and grandson, Raymond (Mona) Quintana. She is survived by sons, Joe (Helen), Ernesto, Frank (Betty), Leon (Elaine); daughter, Darlene (Dave) Sorensen; 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Rosario was a member of Lady of Guadalupe Society. Viewing is at 6 p.m. June 1, with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Catholic service is at 11 a.m. on June 2, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Officiating is Father Joe Vigil. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Quintana, Tirivio
Tirivio Quintana – Walsenburg World – September 28, 1899 – From all reports Turkey Creek is a scene of as foul a murder as was ever committed in Huerfano County. But a few particulars are obtainable as yet but Jacobo Sandoval is now in jail here charged with the murder of Tirivio Quintana. The shooting occurred at a dance on Turkey Creek about 10 o’clock last night. The prisoner and the deceased had had some trouble at Gardner during the day but friends had interfered and the difficulty seems settled until it was renewed at the dance. After some words Sandoval pulled a gun and fired point-blank at Quintana’s breast. Quintana fell and died in a few minutes. Sandoval was arrested and brought to town by J. D. Montez and is now in jail awaiting the action of the District Court.

Quintana, Victoria
Victoria Coralinda Quintana - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2017 - Victoria Coralinda Quintana, 86, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2017. Victoria was born in Red Wing to Diego and Lucinda Garcia. Victoria was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her loving husband, Garfield; brothers, Joe (Cecila), Diego Jr., Fermin (Helen), Walter (Isabel); one sister, Mary (Richard); children, Linda (Rudy), Sam (Kathi), Thelma (Leroy), Sharon (Tony), Julie (Moses), Mike and Juanita; grandchildren, Sandy (Tracy), Diane (Mike), Sam Jr. (Neva), Jessica (Kenny), Keith (Sophansy), Leslie, Jerry, Joe (Alicia), Josh and Toby; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Family and friends are welcome to attend the celebration of Victoria's life after the service at St. Francis Xavier Church Parish Hall, 611 Logan Ave.

Quintana-Ortega, Chuck Jr.
Chuck Quintana-Ortega - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2016 - Overnight East Side shooting claims a life - Pueblo police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning on the East Side of the city. Officers responded to a shots fired call around 3 a.m. at the Casa del Sol Apartments, which is in the 1700 block of Constitution Road. Officers at the scene say one man was found dead when they arrived. His identity has not been released, but police say he was in his 20's. Investigators are actively searching the scene. No one is in custody. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867. Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2016 - Chuck Quintana-Ortega, 21, passed away Feb. 6, 2016. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2016 - Chuck Joseph Quintana-Ortega Jr., 21, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 6, 2016. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Jan. 7, 1995. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Elaine Ortega; and uncles, Joseph and Bernard Ortega. Chuck attended Central High School and received his diploma two days after his death. He was a hard worker and loving father to two young children and one on the way; as well as a loving brother, son, godson, nephew, cousin and friend. Chuck Jr. enjoyed playing sports, watching the Denver Broncos, traveling, camping, fishing, hanging with friends and putting on the boxing gloves to practice and teach his siblings self-defense, but most of all, he loved being with his family, whom he loved very much. Junior loved people in general; he had a heart of gold and would do anything to help somebody out. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Christine (Tina) Ortega and Chuck Quintana; daughter, Maudianna Gallegos-Ortega; and son, Tanoah Leondro Gallegos-Ortega; siblings, Dominik, Brandon, Elijah and Bernadette Quintana; godparents, Ken (Cindy) Ortega; numerous close aunts, uncles, very close cousins like siblings, other relatives, friends and one very, very beautiful special friend. Rosary at Angelus Chapel at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Catholic Church, Father Uju Okeahialam as celebrant. Family will receive friends at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall following service. Thanks for all of your support. Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2016 - Chuck Joseph Quintana-Ortega Jr. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Quintano, Santiago
Santiago Quintano – Walsenburg World – July 24, 1902 – Santiago Quintano of North Veta (reported as dangerously sick on the 10th) died on the 15th, and was buried Wednesday, July 17, in the North Veta Cemetery. He was 94 years of age, leaves a widow nearly as old as he was, who has been blind for about two years, and four sons and a daughter, all married. The family is of some prominence and very respectable. They are well and favorably known to all Americans in that section.

Quintero, Celestino
Celestino Quintero - Chronicle News - November 21, 2003 - Celestino Quintero, 90, passed away on November 18, 2003 in Trinidad. He was born on April 6, 1913 in Guanajuato, Mexico to Conception and Juanita Quintero. Celestino was married on May 2, 1932 to Mary Olguin in Trinidad. They spent most of their lives in the Aguilar area. He was a coal miner for 32+ years, working at mines in Ramey and Valdez for C. F. & I. Celestino was an elder of the congregation at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed working in the garden, listening to music, watching TV, driving in his car, and preaching. He was preceded in death by his parents; and loving wife of 64 years, Mary Quintero; sister Santos Delarosa; and brother Trinidad Quintero. He is survived by his children: Dominic Quintero of Denver, Julian Quintero, Sr. of Trinidad, Nettie Quintero of Westminster, Jennie Lozano of Denver, Theresa Lozano of Thornton, Elizabeth Bustamonte of Colorado Springs, Georgia Perry of Aurora, Norma Kawashima of Thornton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family. Visitation for Mr. Quintero will be on Sunday, November 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1713 Goodale Street. Interment to follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family of Celestino Quintero has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Quintero, Corina
Corina Velasquez Quintero - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - March 10, 2003 - Corina Velasquez Quintero, 84, went to be with our Lord and Redeemer on March 6, 2003. She was born July 4, 1918, at Ludlow, Colo. She was united in marriage to Trinidad Quintero. She resided in Ramey, Colo. Until they moved to Aguilar, Colo., where she lived until her death. Preceded in death by her parents Guadalupe and Clorinda Velasquez, husband Trinidad Quintero and brothers Louis and Ernesto Velasquez. She was a devoted mother to Pete (Mary) Quintero, Ernest (Ruby) Quintero, and Ramona (Martin) Gonzales, all of Aguilar, Martin (Betty) Quintero, Trinidad and Daisy (Ted) Johnson, Mich. The caring, loving sister of Rose Martinez, Pueblo, Dolores (Carmel) Cordova, John (Mary) Velasquez, Helen (Tony) Griego, all of Trinidad, Edward (Esther) Velasquez, Aguilar and Joe (Nancy) Velasquez, Lincoln, Neb. She was a loving, devoted grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. She was very devoted to her family and she loved to cook their favorite foods and always had her coffee pot ready to serve a cup of coffee and pastries whenever anyone visited her. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Aguilar, Monday, March 10, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Phil Courey, C.M. Eulogy at 9:15 a.m. immediately followed by a rosary. Pallbearers are her grandchildren, Pete Quintero Jr., Jim Quintero, Chris Quintero, Daniel Quintero, Leo Avila Jr., Donald Quintero and Brian King. The family invites relatives and friends to join them at St. Anthony’s Hall following the burial at S. Anthony’s Cemetery. May the Lord of Christ bring to you everlasting life, Cora.

Quintero, Martin F.
Martin F. Quintero - Chronicle News - November 6, 2012 - Martin F. Quintero, “Canty,” 75 of Trinidad, CO passed away on November 1st, 2012 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his death. Martin was born on October 16th, 1937 in Ramey, CO to Trinidad and Cora Quintero. He was happily married to Betty E. Quintero for 38 years. Martin loved to fish, hunt, and being outdoors. His family fondly remembers him being funny and having unique nicknames for his family members whom he loved so much. Martin was an avid Bronco fan and never missed a game. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make everyone laugh. Martin was so proud of his home and loved being in his yard that he worked so hard on with his wife and his dog Tiny. Martin was a coal miner for 17 years. He was a member of UMWA 9856. He worked for Walsenburg Sand & Gravel numerous years and for Leone Sand & Gravel until his retirement. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael F. Martinez, and daughter Maxine Martinez Webb. Survivors include his wife Betty Quintero, his children Donald (Isabel) Quintero, Martin Quintero of Denver, CO, Larry (Bev) Martinez, Joseph (Sarah) Martinez, Pat (George) Lovato, and Phil (April) Martinez of Trinidad, CO. Brothers Pete Quintero and Mitch (Ruby) Quintero of Aguilar, CO. Sisters Ramona (Martin) Gonzales of Aguilar, CO and Daisy Johnson of Michigan. Sister-in-law Maxine Roybal. Special grandchildren David (Raven) Duran, Lucille (Zack) Blair, Dawn Quintero, Miranda (Jr.) Jaramillo, Jason (Antionette) Martinez, Phillip (Carrie) Martinez, Gabriel Martinez, Rie Martinez, George Lovato Jr., Chelsea (Tim) Martinez, Masaru Martinez, Lauren Martinez, and Matthew Martinez. Great grandchildren Aalia Martinez, Divinity Morales, Deveni Romero, Jesqa Duran, Daveah Romero, Aubrey Blair, Michael Martinez, and Santino Martinez. Numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Upon Martin’s request cremation will be done and private services will be held at a later date. The family may be contacted at the Cedar Ridge Trailer Park, Space 11. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Quintero, Mary Virginia
Mary Virginia Quintero - Chronicle News - July 27, 2006 - Mary Virginia Quintero, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was called to be with our Lord on July 25, 2006. She was born on August 28th, 1936 in Brilliant, NM to Polo Teran and Teresa Ynostroza whom preceded her in death. Mary is survived by her husband Pete Sr., sons Pete Jr. and Monty Quintero, daughter Patty (Leo) Avila of Aguilar, and daughter Mary C.(Ernie) Castillo of Raton. Also lovingly survived by grandchildren Leo (Shannon) Avila, Roberta (Ben) McGee of Denver, Monica (Craig) Quintero, Jessica (Dolphka) Lewis of Pueblo, Sara Castillo of Raton and Alexandria Quintero of Aguilar. Mary was blessed with ten great grandchildren and numerous family and countless friends. Rosary will be held on July 28th at 9:30a.m. with funeral mass to immediately follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Aguilar. Active Pallbearers: Leo D. Avila, Kenny Quintero Sr., Ben McGee, Dolphka Lewis, Lawrence Vigil, and Leroy D. Romero. Honorary Pallbearers: Dominic Quintero, Craig Nichols, Manuel Bustamante, Jerry Segura, Martin Quintero Jr., and William Avila. Family can be contacted at Pete Quintero Sr. residence in Aguilar.

Quintero, Pete Joe Sr.
Pete Joe Quintero Sr. - Chronicle News - May 21, 2013 - Pete Joe Quintero Sr. “Big Pete,” 79, died May 16, 2013, in Pueblo, Colorado after a brief illness. He was born March 14, 1934, in Ramey, Colo., to Trinidad and Cora (Velasquez) Quintero. Pete was a lifelong resident of Aguilar and worked as a Truck driver for Leone Construction, DG Huskins, and other numerous other jobs. He enjoyed spending time with all the family especially the great-grandchildren and meeting for coffee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary V., daughter Patricia Avila; brother Martin; and brother-in-law Ted Johnson. He is survived by his children Pete J. Quintero Jr., Aguilar; Patricia M. (Leo) Avila, Aguilar; Mary C (Ernie) Castillo, Raton, NM; Monty D. Quintero, Aguilar; grandchildren Monica F. (Craig) Nichols; Jessica L. (Dolphka) Lewis, Pueblo; Alexandria R. (Kenneth Lee) Trinidad; Sara M. (Jordan Cruz) Castillo, Raton, NM; Leo D. (Shannon) Avila Jr., Thornton, Colo.; Roberta L. (Ben) Avila, Parker, Colo.; Great-Grandchildren Jordon Quintero, Dominique Trujillo, Jermiah Nichols, Mekhaile Lewis, Yeshawa Lewis, Dolphka Lewis Jr., all of Pueblo; Ezekiel Quintero, Trinidad; Justin and Katelyn Avila, Thornton; Hallie, Hallie, Maggie and Caleb McGee, Parker, Colo.; and Davyon Cruz, Raton; brothers Midge and (Ruby) Quintero, Aguilar; sisters Romona (Martin) Gonzales, Aguilar; Daisy Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar. The funeral mass will be Thursday, May 23, 2013, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Danasus Okoro, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Quintero, Ruby L.
Ruby L. Quintero - Chronicle News - March 7, 2014 - Ruby L. Quintero, of Aguilar, Colo., passed away suddenly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on March 3, 2014. She was 70. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on February 1, 1944 to Hazel (Garcia) and Alfonso Espinosa. On November 12, 1960, ruby was united in marriage to Ernest Midge Quintero at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Colorado. Ruby was employed as a cook at several restaurants and also a housekeeper for several families. She was a great cook and loved coking for her family. Ruby was a Denver Broncos fan. She also liked adding to her collection of pigs. She loved people and enjoyed spending time with them. Ruby will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents, Hazel and Alfonso Espinosa, son Jeff Quintero, granddaughter Tonya Reifschneider, special niece Patty Avila, nephews Raymond Espinosa, Mark Espinosa, sister, Betty Espinoza, brother Gilbert Espinosa, brothers-in-law, Ted Johnson, Martin Quintero and Pete Quintero. Left to cherish her memory is husband Midge , home address, sons Dave Quintero, Kenny Quintero Sr. of Aguilar, Dennis Quintero, Daniel Quintero, of Trinidad, grandchildren, Selena Quintero, Kenny Quintero Jr., Vanessa Quintero, Natasha Reifschneider, special grandchildren, Jeffery, Lisa, and Heather Hill, brothers Pete (Carol) Espinosa, Rocky Espinosa, Tommy Espinosa, Robert (Donna) Espinosa, sisters Patsy (Leo) Cordova, Maria (Ralph) Basquez, sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Quintero, Trinidad, Ramona (Martin) Gonzales, Aguilar, Daisy Johnson, Wisconsin, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar, Colo., with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. The family may be contacted at the home address in Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Quirico, Dorothy
Dorothy Quirico - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2015 - Dorothy Quirico, born Nov. 9, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo., became an angel Aug. 31, 2015, following a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the daughter of the late Dan and Jennie Quirico of St. Charles Mesa. She made her home in the Denver area from her early 20s. Dorothy graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in elementary education and two master’s degrees in speech and audiology and taught in the Denver Public Schools for over 45 years. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosemarie Buffalo, Caroline Sikes; and brother, Daniel Quirico; in-laws, Joe Buffalo and Joan Quirico. She is survived by her sisters, Alice Quirico of Littleton and Evelyn (Jerry) Rockett of Lone Tree; brother-in-law, Jack Sikes; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 W. 11th St. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery after Mass. In lieu of flowers or food, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Dorothy Quirico.

Quirico, Joe B.
Joe B. Quirico - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2015 - Joe B. Quirico, 91, a lifelong Colorado resident, passed away on May 14, 2015. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Quist, Harold
Harold “Stephen” Quist - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2016 - Harold “Stephen” Quist passed on Feb. 3, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous battle with lung disease. Stephen was born Nov. 16, 1961, and raised in Lake George, Colo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 6, 2016, at Lake George Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life party with family, friends, good food and music at the Lake George Community Park for both Stephen and his sister, Judy Quist, who passed away in August 2015.

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