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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Wachob, Martha
Martha Wachob - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2016 - Martha Wachob, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 2016. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank; and her parents. Survived by her loving daughter, Toni (Kenneth) Whitt; grandsons, Alexander (Katherine) and Andrew; also numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Wade, Loren E.
Loren E. Wade – Walsenburg World – April 21, 1910 – Engine Thrown off Track – The engine and tender of the Trinidad-Denver North-bound D & RG train turned over and every car left the rail at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon when the engine struck a cow at Chicosa, 15 miles north of Trinidad. Engineer E. C. Wade, the oldest engineer on the Denver & Rio Grande, was caught under his overturned engine, sustaining injuries that may cause death. He is in the hospital with a broken leg and numerous other injuries. Firemen Dougherty escaped injury by jumping, but Wade waited to close the throttle and set the air. He was pinned under the wreckage, and although passengers joined with the train crew in an effort to extricate the injured man he was not released for nearly an hour. He remained conscious and offered suggestions to his rescuers in the work of releasing him. The train was late in leaving Trinidad and was running slowly when the accident occurred. An engine was dispatched to the scene of the wrecked from El Moro, and the injured man and the passengers were brought to Trinidad. Several of the passengers were shaken up but none injured. Wade was employed by the D & RG for 20 years and this is his first serious accident. Walsenburg World – June 9, 1910 – We are sorry to learn that engineer Wade, who was hurt in the Trinidad passenger wreck some weeks ago has been compelled to have a limb amputated and is not getting along as well as was hoped. Walsenburg World – June 16, 1910 – Engineer Wade Dies of Injuries In Train Wreck – After three months of intense suffering from injuries received in a railroad wreck, Loren E. Wade, a Denver and Rio Grande engineer died at his home in Pueblo Monday evening. Wade was in charge of train No. 14 on the Denver and Rio Grande in the early part of April from Trinidad to Pueblo when it was derailed by a cow at Chicosa Junction 11 miles north of Trinidad. The entire train, consisting of engine, tender, baggage and two passenger coaches was ditched and the engine turned over. Wade was caught under the heavy boiler and could not be removed until the arrival of the wrecking crew several hours later. He was taken to San Raphael Hospital in Trinidad where he remained until three weeks ago. Gangrene set in in his right limb and an operation was necessary. He was brought to Pueblo and the operation was performed in this city two weeks ago. Mr. Wade never fully recovered from the effects of the operation. The funeral will be held at 3:30 o’clock after which the remains will be shipped to Trinidad for interment. Mr. Wade was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Masonic Order. – Pueblo Chieftain.

Wagner, Derrick
Derrick Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2016 - Derrick Wagner was shot and killed when armed, masked men barged into his home, located in the 2100 block of Aztec Drive, early on March 11, 2003. Wagner, 23, was targeted for his marijuana farm. Two years after his death, four men were charged in his death: Willie Robbins, Dallas Moore, Michael Dominick Aragon, and James Tyrone Carter. The prosecution's case fell apart, however. Witnesses refused to testify and Robbins was found innocent, leading to the dismissal of charges against the other suspects.

Wagner, Ella Mae
Ella Mae (Pletcher) Wagner - Dignity Memorial - October 21, 2010 - Ella Mae Wagner, 95, went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; son, Delbert; brother, Bill Pletcher. Ella Mae is survived by her children, Allene (Fritz) Kauffman, of Amarillo, TX; John A. (Earlene) Wagner, of Lone Jack, MO; Carolyn (Eddie) Angelovich, of Rye, CO; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; special sister-in-law, Mildred Pletcher, of Amarillo, TX. Ella Mae was a member of Perryton Mennonite Church in Perryton, TX. She loved to make her grandchildren quilts. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church, Rye, CO. Burial will be held at La Veta Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colorado.

Wagner, F. Edward
F. Edward Wagner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2017 - F. Edward Wagner was born on Feb. 8, 1926, in Peshtigo, Wis. Ed passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beth. He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Dugan of Cibolo, Texas and Patricia Riedel of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Carol Kucerick; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. His family moved to Colorado when Ed was three and lived in the Northlands of Fowler and Boone. Ed was a WWII veteran where he served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a farmer, steelworker and rural mail carrier for RT 1 Boone and RT 3 Pueblo. He was the owner of Boone Grocery and Hardware. He enjoyed traveling, having crisscrossed all the states west of the Mississippi and all the Southern states. He was active in the community serving as mayor, a council man, a volunteer fireman and life member of Boone V.F.W Post 8898. The family would like to give thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for the excellent care they provided to Ed. The family asks in lieu of flowers, to make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice Care. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday Dec. 8, with a rendering of military honors at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Boone V.F.W Hall.

Wagner, Gerda I.
Gerda I. Wagner - Chronicle News - May 22, 2014 - Gerda I. Wagner, nee Noack, born March 6, 1941 in Munich, Germany, to Werner and Maria Noack, passed away on May 20, 2014. Gerda was married to Kenneth J. Wagner in 1964, one daughter Ingrid, who passed away in 1999. At her request, cremation with no services. Gerda loved all animals, (except snakes), so persons wishing to do so may make a donation in her memory to Noah’s ark. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wagner, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Wagner - Huerfano World - November 3, 2016 - Patricia Ann Wagner passed away peacefully in her home on October 27th, 2016, returning to the loving arms of her husband Don?Wagner. Born February 28th, 1933, in Pueblo, CO to George and Muriel Davis, and sister to Ray “Pokey”?Davis, Pat went on to marry the love of her life Don in 1951. Together they would have five children; Shelly, Richard (Sandy), Natalie (Frank), Mitch (Sherry), and George (Jen). Ultimately Pat would receive what she referred to as her greatest blessings, her nine grandchildren; Dawna, Michael (Andrea), Rick, Matt, Holly (Justin), Erika (Blake), Caramie (Lon), Jessie, G. Austin, and nine great grandchildren; Shayla, Daniel, Makayla, Jace, Jaiden, Autumn, Aubrey, Annika, and Jaydra. Pat was a kind and compassionate woman, who cared for those around her. An active member of the community, Pat welcomed all with love, and was known to countless people as Grandma Pat. Many will remember her as the friendly face, no-nonsense woman behind the counter at Charlie’s Market. Others will remember her as a proud grandma, their bowling buddy, a talkative coffee time friend, or for their shared Sunday mornings at church. Grandma Pat was all of these things, and so much more. She was the smiling face and warm hug that so many appreciated, the great listener who always knew just what to say, and a wonderful cook who never left you feeling hungry or unloved. She truly wanted to make everyone’s day better, and was a rock for so many. Grandma Pat was loved by all, and she will be greatly missed. Pat was preceded n death by her husband Don Wagner, parents George and Muriel Davis, brother Ray “Pokey” Davis, in-laws Fred and Elsie Wagner, and granddaughter Jessie Wagner. Memorial services will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at the top of Cucharas Pass. The Wagner family would like to thank; Deb Wells, Veronica Tomas, Patty Kelly, and Thelma Santistevan for their generous care and friendship during the last few months. In lieu of flowers and gifts, we ask that all donations in Grandma Pat’s memory be sent to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo,?CO?81005.

Wagner. Ernest
Ernest Barnhart Wagner - Wet Mountain Tribune - December 3, 1981 - Former Resident Ernest Wagner Dies in Canon City, Age 78 - Former Westcliffe resident Ernest Barnhart Wagner of 110 E. Catlin in Canon City died Monday, Nov. 16 in Lakewood at the age of 78. He was born in Westcliffe on July 11, 1903. A retired construction foreman, Mr. Wagner had been a resident of Canon City since 1942, and was one of the founding members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church there. He married Rose Emelia Hanssen in Westcliffe on Aug. 30, 1936. She survives, as do three children, Larry Wagner of Pueblo, Gordon Wagner of Lafayette, Colo. and Jerry Wagner of Spokane, Wash. Five grandchildren also survive as does a sister, [Lillian] Marie [Joseph] Jones of Westcliffe. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Canon City, with Rev. W. M. Wangerin and Rev. E. J. Riske officiating. Burial was at the Fremont Garden of Mountain Vale Memory Garden cemetery.

Wagoner, Mark Adam
Mark Adam Wagoner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2015 - Mark Adam Wagoner, 29, has left this world and gone to see his savior. Cremation, Romero.

Wagstaff, Donald E. Beaulieu
Donald E. Beaulieu Wagstaff - Chronicle News - July 11, 2008 - Donald E. Beaulieu Wagstaff was born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 23, 1928. He passed away on July 1, 2008 in Anaheim Hills, CA. Raised in the beautiful and mountainous Trinidad, Colorado. He served in the army in 1946. He was a MENSA member and earned a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1952 from the University of Colorado. He applied this knowledge in various state such as Texas, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and California. His expertise was in planning, directing the building and overseeing the manufacture of various products. He also built plants in the Asian Rim countries of the Philippines and China. Don was the first recipient of the George F. Smith manufacturing award from Johnson & Johnson. He was also the head of Johnson & Johnson Baby Products. In 1977, he and two partners started a tape and adhesive plant in Anaheim, CA where he was the president, which ultimately led to his work in China and the Philippines. Donald was also a member of the Trinidad Historical Society Century Family of Las Animas County. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Lou, three sons, Melvin, Wesley and Darrell, two daughters-in-law Tammy and Sophia and four grandchildren, Brent, Matthew, Tarryn and Amber. Viewing was at Pierce Brothers Mortuary, 2425 W. Lincoln, Anaheim from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Services were held at 9:30 am on Friday, July 11, 2008 at Yorba Linda Friends Church, 5211 Lakeview Ave., Yorba Linda, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Historical Trinidad.

Wagstaff, Florance E.
Florance E. Wagstaff - Chronicle News - April 22, 2008 - Florance E. Wagstaff, age 86, died April 17, 2008 in Trinidad, Colo. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 4:00 P.M. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Wagstaff, Raymond Earl
Raymond Earl Wagstaff - Chronicle News - October 24, 2016 - Raymond Earl Wagstaff, age 81, passed away at the Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colo. on October 19, 2016. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on June 6, 1935 to Mildred (Dennis) and Melvin Wagstaff. He proudly served in the United States Armed Forces, 20 years in the Navy and 6 years in the Marines. Ray served 6 tours in Viet Nam on the mine sweeper USS Widgeon. He was the recipient of 4 Bronze Stars. Ray loved to hunt deer in Montana and Wyoming. Because of his excellent sharp-shooting skills, his son nicknamed him One Shot. Preceding him in death are parents Mildred and Melvin Wagstaff, brother Donald Wagstaff and wife Florence E. Wagstaff. He is survived by son, Robert Tenney, Cheyenne, WY, aunt, Darlene (Roger) Thompson, Alamosa, Colo., grandchildren, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2016 from 10Noon at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Comi Chapel with President Jared Chatterley , Raton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by US Naval Honor Guard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wahlig, Mary Ann
Mary Ann "Mimi" Wahlig - Denver Post - August 14, 2005 - Mary Ann "Mimi" Wahlig, nee Gruenenfelder, age 59, of Waianae, Hi, passed away August 6, 2005. Mother of Lisa M. (Greg) Repinski, Virginia Beach, VA, Patricia "Trysh" Wahlig, Bridgeport, CT, Stephen C. (Heerah) Wahlig, Waianae, HI; sister of Marc (Nicole) Gruenenfelder, Stonington, CT, Andrea (John) Macmillan, Rye, CO, and Janice Terry, Lynchburg, VA. Memorial Mass 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 20, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Highland. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Mrs. Walhig was born and reared in St. Louis, a graduate of Nerinx Hall & St. Mary School of Nursing. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she lived in Norfolk, VA. "Mimi" was a dedicated nurse who devoted her life to the caring of others. She was a great friend and an inspiration to others.

Wait, Willet Francis
Willet Francis Wait – Pueblo Chieftain – January 8, 1919 – City Briefs – Willet Wait Dies – Willet F. Wait, age 24 years, died at an early hour yesterday at the residence, 810 west Ninth Street. Mr. Wait was born and educated in this city and was employed as a machinist at the C. F. & I. Co. Surviving him are his wife and one son, mother, father, one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the McCarthy funeral parlors. Note: This man was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.

Waite, Myrtle Anne
Myrtle Anne Waite - Chronicle News - July 17, 2007 - Myrtle Anne Waite, age 91 of Lakewood, was a retired teacher of Poudre R.I School District, Ft. Collins, died July 13, 2007. She was born July 17, 1915 near Weston, CO. Her first husband was Philip H. Roe of Denver who was killed in France on Sept. 8, 1944 during WWII. She married John J. Waite on Oct. 18, 1947. They lived In Maverick, Arizona, Wellington, CO and Grand Junction, CO. She was preceded in death by parents, Nora and Frank Parsons, sister Shirley Barron and husband John Waite. She is survived by son Bob Waite of Sweet Home, OR, sisters Marion Keating, Castle Rock, CO, Winnie Lewis, Laguna Beach, CA, brother Bob Parsons, Weston, CO and the John Meggison family of Lakewood. Memorial Service, Thursday, 3:00PM, Crown Hill Chapel, 29th and Wadsworth (west side): Interment, Friday, 11:30, Stonewall Cemetery, Stonewall, CO.

Waits, Sue A.
Sue A. Waits - Comi Funeral Home - September 24, 2016 - Sue A. Waits, passed away September 22, 2016 at the age of 66. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Comi Funeral Home.

Waldorf, Markus
Markus Waldorf - Daily Camera - January 12, 2012 - Markus Waldorf, a long time Boulder resident, more recently of Allenspark, passed away January 7th, 2012 at the age of 63. He fought a courageous battle against esophageal cancer for some months. Mark was born in Wichita, Kansas; son of George A. and Magdalena E. Waldorf. He graduated from Boulder High school and served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed photography and the great outdoors. Mark is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine W. Roe. Survived by his brother, Tim Waldorf of LaVeta, CO. As per his request, no formal services are planned.

Waldrit, Julia
Julia Waldrit – Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 – Sister of Cy Warman Dead – Pueblo – Mrs. Julia Waldrit, age 35, prominent in Pueblo for 10 years, died Monday after a long illness. She was a sister of Cy Warman, the well-known poet.

Waldroup, Helen J.
Helen J. Waldroup - Chronicle News - September 27, 2010 - Helen J. Waldroup, Branson, passed away September 23, 2010 at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton, N.M. She was 83. Helen was a very thoughtful person, always thinking of others. She was a practical person, but she also enjoyed playing cards, going to dances, going to club, attending school functions, and visiting with her family and friends. She was devoted wife, a caring friend and neighbor, and she loved and cared for her whole family very much. Helen was born in Trinidad on April 1, 1927, the only child of Russell and Thelma (Wills) Fuller. She grew up on the Fuller family ranch near North Lake. Helen attended grade school near her home, sometimes as the only student. When she was old enough to attend high school, she lived with relatives (the Fernandez family) in the mining camp of Valdez, since they were often snowed in on the family ranch. Helen graduated from the old Primero High School in 1945. Helen married Reu J. Waldroup, of Branson, on July 3, 1954. Helen was an example of a truly good ranch wife, providing a home and haven for her husband, and spending many years caring for him as his health deteriorated. She was an accomplished seamstress, making most of Reu's shirts. She also crocheted countless beautiful afghans. Reu died on March 24, 2009. One of Helen's comments in her grief was, “I just feel so empty.” Helen served several years in different capacities at the Branson Post Office. She was appointed postmaster in 1984, retiring in 1992. She was an active member of the Branson City Council for several years, and was an ardent supporter of the town's new water system. She was active in the Branson-Trinchera Ladies' Club, and the Branson-Trinchera Community Club. She was one of several ladies who kept Branson's Community/Senior Center in good shape. Helen volunteered for the Reading Buddies program at Branson School, attending when she was able. She enjoyed hearing the youngsters read books to her, and they also had fun putting geography puzzles together. As Helen's health deteriorated, she realized that she couldn't live alone in Branson during the upcoming winter, so decided to move to the Legacy Assisted Living Community in Trinidad. She enjoyed the month she spent at the Legacy, and appreciated the excellent care she received, but her health worsened to the point that she had to be hospitalized. Helen died peacefully on September 23, 2010, after receiving excellent loving care from the staff of Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton. Helen was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She leaves behind nieces and nephews: (Linda) LS & Pete Nickerson, residing in Genesee, Idaho; Valerie St. Claire, residing in Canoga Park, Calif.; Gayle and Ken Calli, residing in Richmond, BC, Canada; Gay Lee Waldroup, who resides in Mesa, Ariz. Also Earl Waldroup, Alaska, and Larry Waldroup, Farmington, N.M. She leaves behind one sister-in-law, Bernadean St. Claire, of Canoga Park, Calif., and special friends: LaVerne and Norman Green, and Elva Horner, all of Branson. Helen also leaves cousin Dottie Westesen, Olathe, Colo.; and several second cousins: Beverly Gonzalez, Pueblo, Colo.; Don and Carmen Fernandez, Torrance, Calif.; Karen and Jerry Winford, Branson, Colo.; Audrey and James Unwin, Oakland, Neb.; Dorothy Lee and Charles Crask, Arvada, Colo.; Melva Jean and Wayne Mee, Westminster, Colo.; Arch Haught, Trinidad, Colo.; Darla Haught, Pueblo, Colo.; many more relatives, and a lot of friends. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2010, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Services will be at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2010, followed by burial in the Masonic Cemetery. Those who wish to do so may make a contribution to the Colorado Boys' Ranch in La Junta in Helen's memory. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Waldroup, Reu J.
Reu J. Waldroup - Chronicle News - March 27, 2009 - One of our true good cowboys, Reu J. Waldroup, rode away on March 24, 2009. Reu was born April 10, 1927 in Villegreen, Colo., the third and youngest child of Reuben T. and Crystel (West) Waldroup. He passed away on March 24, 2009 at the Raton Nursing and Rehab Center. Reu is survived by his wife, Helen, of Branson; his sister, Bernadean St. Claire of Canoga Park, Calif.; nephews, Gay Lee Waldroup and Earl Waldroup, both of Anchorage, Alaska and Larry Waldroup of Farmington, New Mexico. His nieces also survive, Gayle (Ken) Calli, of Richmond, British Columbia; Linda (Pete) Nickerson, of Genesee, Idaho and Valeria St. Claire, of Canoga Park, Calif. Reu also leaves many more relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Gay Waldroup. Reu was a cowboy all his life. He was six-years-old when he had his first “paying” job. Walt Cummins paid Reu and his brother, Gay, each $1.00 a day (50¢ for the labor and 50¢ for the horse). They held a large herd of cattle in a large pasture for several days. Reu bought a pair of chaps with his earnings. After he outgrew the chaps, Lester Clark bought them for his son, Charles for $25. Reu graduated from Branson High School in 1945. The night after graduation, he and his good friend, Norman Green were on a train heading for Great Lakes Naval Station. Reu served thirteen months in the Navy just as World War II ended. Reu married Helen Fuller from Weston on July 3, 1954. The couple spent much of their 54 1/2 years together working on ranches: The life they loved. Reu rode for his uncle, Billy Waldroup’s IC bar, the Newcombs’ Butcher Block and River Canyon Ranch, as well as several others. A visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. All his friends will be considered pallbearers. At Reu’s request, cremation will follow the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Colorado Boys’ Ranch in La Junta, Colo. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Walker, Anna Lou
Anna Lou Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2016 - Anna Lou Walker, 92, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2016. Anna Lou Walker Celebration of Life, 2p.m. Feb. 26, 2016, Romero Chapel. Romero Family Funeral Home - January 29, 2016 - Anna Lou is resting in the arms of Jesus after a short illness. She was born in Ordway, Colorado on September 21, 1923 to George A. Walker and B. Frances Case. Anna Lou had a cultural background. She loved to harmonize, play the piano; read the classics, nonfiction, history and biographies. Ms. Walker loved to dress in her finest for parties. She enjoyed writing poetry and listening to jazz music. A friend described her as having a heart of gold. She looked to the future with gratitude. Her appetite rule was to eat dessert first! Acrobatics, no-hand somersaults and cartwheels were her specialty for being a Yell leader. She was voted most popular girl in her class and graduated form Centennial High School in 1941. Anna Lou was a riveter on the B-17, B-19 and B-42 wing spar in the jig shop of the Boeing Plant in Seattle, Washington. To save her hearing, she transferred to the Accounting Department at Boeing. Anna Lou married Bernard A. Eisert on January 25, 1944. They raised four children, Kathleen (Ron) Lautaret, John, who is deceased (Marty) Eisert, Daniel Eisert and Mary Kay Oliva. Anna Lou studied secretarial courses at Southern Colorado State College (now Colorado State University). While working in Denver at the Federal Fish and Wildlife, she met “Bill”, who was the ‘love of her life’. In 1990 Anna Lou moved to Boulder, Colorado. Grandkids remember her sense of humor, exploring hiking trails, having tea parties and going to the Denver museum of Natural History. Anna Lou is survived by her sister, Georgena Coover of Williamsville, New York; three of her children; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Her son John and friend, Bill preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Pueblo County Search and Rescue, League of Women Voters or KUVO Public Radio for Jazz.

Walker, Christine
Christine Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2016 - Christine Walker was born on Jan. 15, 1941, in Hanford, Calif. She passed away on April 7, 2016. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She was always willing to help anyone who came her way. She had a heart of gold. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She enjoyed cooking all of the favorites her family and friends loved. She was predeceased by husband, Jerome Walker; sister, Dorothy Bird; and mother, Katherine Bird. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Steve) Thurston, Linda Wolfe and Margie (Charles) Schmidt; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. At her request, no services. Cremation has taken place. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Walker, Cleda
Cleda Hamlin Walker - Chronicle News - November 15, 2006 - Cleda Hamlin Walker said goodbye to this earth, her family and dear friends on November 8, 2006 to be with her Lord and her husband John Ralph Walker. She was born in Ludlow, Colorado, on November 18, 1916, shortly after the Ludlow Massacre. Her father, Guy Hamlin, was a section foreman for the C&S Railroad, so the family lived in two box cars which the railroad supplied for their housing adjacent to the railroad tracks. At age 13 she broke her leg and the “medicine” of the times was unable to ever properly fix the fractures. After being set in the sun for “sun treatments” and weights being hung off the end of her bed to straighten her leg, the “professionals” of the time decided she was to be in a thigh-to-foot homespun steel brace for the rest of her life. This, however, never slowed her will to be “normal.” After graduating from Trinidad High School, she attended Colorado University in Boulder, but the love of her life persuaded her to marry him and they loved each other for the next 44 years, until Ralph’s death in 1978. Along their journey of marriage they experienced many tough times with the Depression and World War II, but they also had many wonderful times. They had a son in 1936 and named him Ralph Dowell Walker. Eleven years later, after the war, they had their second son, Dwayne G. Walker. Cleda’s life revolved around these three men, her husband and sons. She truly believed they could do no wrong and was forever at their sides in times of need. She lost her husband in 1978 and her eldest son in 1994. She loved to dance (steel brace and all), loved her many dogs over the years, and was an extremely kind, generous, grace-filled loving lady to all with whom she came in contact; especially her 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two special daughters-in-law, Cathy Walker of Sharon Springs, Kansas and Lori Walker of Loveland, Colorado. She was very intelligent, quick-witted, and could find the good in everyone. At just 5 feet in height and weighing near 100 pounds or less all her life, she possessed the heart of a locomotive. She was the first women ever hired by the Denver Post Office and persevered down many a rough road with smiles, hugs and hope for all. Cleda was a long time member of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and Beauceant. Though she has left to be with the Lord (who we are sure is saying “job well done”), she will always be loved and her smile with those very, very special eyes will never be forgotten. Services will be held on Friday, November 17th at 2:00 p.m. in Trinidad, Colorado at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery at the side of her husband and surrounded by her brothers and parents. Local arrangements in Loveland are with Fred Fishburn of Kibbey-Fishburn.

Walker, Constance
Constance A. Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2016 - Constance A. Walker, 58. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Walker, Ethan Marshall
Ethan Marshall Walker - Chronicle News - July 9, 2009 - Court orders injured infant removed from life support - In a somber courtroom on Wednesday, Las Animas County District Court Judge Leslie Gerbracht heard from attorneys from both defendants, the Las Animas County Department of Social Services, District Attorney Frank Ruybalid, Detective Phil Martin, and Sheriff James Casias about the status of an infant who was dropped back on July 3 by the parents. The infant is on life support at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs in critical condition. The judge, after hearing from all parties involved, decided to take the recommendations of the doctors and remove the infant from life support in the next day or so. The infant according to doctors suffered server head trauma, server brain damage, and acute injury of bleeding of the brain. Doctors suggested that the infant be removed from the life support because of severity of the injuries leaves the infant little chance to recover. The judge agreed. There was no objection from either side. Attorney Glen Davis, representing father, Ronald James Walker, 25, called this, “A sad situation.” According to the police report, the infant’s mother, Ann Trammell, 18, of Trinidad went outside to have a smoke, and upon her arrival back in the room, at the La Quinta Inn in Trinidad, she found the infant’s father Walker, of Trinidad on the floor with the baby performing CPR. The baby was transported to Mt. San Rafael Hospital and then was flown to Memorial Hospital by Flight for Life. Doctors in the emergency room did state that there was evidence of an older injury to the infant, and that this injury is not consistent with a fall, but may be, according to the police report, an intentional act. The call to 911 states that an individual called claiming that an infant had been dropped and was not breathing. The report says that Walker told authorities that the baby fell off the end of the bed. During the search of the room police found a large quantity of alcohol and a bottle of Vicodin. Trammell, was taken into custody and charged with child abuse, causing serious bodily injury, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession / consumption of ethyl alcohol by an underage person (she was 17 at the time of incident).Walker has been charged with child abuse and causing serious bodily injury. On Wednesday the public defender representing Trammell asked the court if Trammell could see the baby before they take the baby off life support. There were no objections, only that there would be conditions placed on the mother being able to see the infant one last time. The Las Animas County Sheriff ’s department will transport Trammell to Memorial Hospital at the expense of her and her family. No other conditions were available at press time. Attorneys for Walker stated he was emotional and that he had no requests. Both parents will be held in Las Animas County Jail and are set for a review of this case at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 17. Bond has been set at $45,000 cash for both defendants. Chronicle News - July 17, 2009 - Ethan Marshall Walker, born April 15, 2009, died July 9, 2009. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Walker, Frank
Frank Walker – Walsenburg World – June 16, 1910 – Frank Walker, age 40 years, died at Pictou, Colorado, Saturday, June 11, 1910.

Walker, Marian
Marian Walker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2015 - Marian Walker, 99, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept.18, 2015. Born March 24, 1916, in Kansas, she spent her adult life in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ned, who passed away in 2003 after 59 years of marriage. Marian and Ned were involved in numerous organizations and were well-known for their cooking skills. Marian was a member of Adah Chapter OES No. 34, Laurel Court No. 16, Amaranth, San Isabel Shrine No. 7, Ruhamah Temple No. 71, Daughters of the Nile, Christian Women’s Fellowship and the Extension Club on the Mesa. Most recently, Marian was honored to be the Silver Queen representative at the 2015 Colorado State Fair, representing Belmont Senior Care, where she spent her last eight months. Prior to that, she was active at the Villa Pueblo Towers participating in exercise classes, bingo, council and any other activity offered. Marian was also preceded in death by her four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Central Christian Church, 1902 Hudson, in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Central Christian Church or Frontier Hospice through the funeral home.

Walker, Patrick Eugene
Patrick Eugene Walker - Chronicle News - November 4, 2009 - Patrick Eugene Walker, age 35, passed away on August 18, 2009 in Lakewood Colo. from an apartment fire. He was born in Roseburg, Ore. March 21, 1974. The son of Jan and Julian Martinez of Segundo Colo. and the son of Michael and Teri Walker of Kelso, Wash. He is also survived by his sisters, Misty Martinez, La Junta Colo.; LiAnn (Michael) Richardson, Branson, Colo.; Julie (Renee) Martinez, Moore, Okla.; Denise (Joseph) Garcia, Raton, N.M.; Sherri (Ted) Bernal, Raton, N.M.; Jo-Ann (Reuben) Cardenes, Amarillo, Tex.; grandmother, Muriel Washburn, Segundo, Colo.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Patrick attended school at Primero, Trinidad, and Trinidad Catholic. He actively participated in all areas of sports receiving many awards in basketball and track. He also participated in the Math and Science Upward Bound program. Pat continued on with his education receiving his degree from T.S.J.C. with the emphasis on history and education. He was involved in Americorps, Future Teachers Club, National and American Volunteer and the Inside Tracking Opportunity Program. Following graduation, Pat moved to Lakewood Colo. where he was employed by Coors in Golden, Colo. for several years. Pat returned to Trinidad where he was employed by the Rocky Mountain SER Head Start Program as an assistant teacher. He was promoted to a position as lead teacher for the satellite school in Segundo. Pat truly enjoyed teaching. To the kids he was Mr. Pat. Pat moved to Atlanta, Ga. where he was employed by Cambrian and Inman Park Marble and Granite as the production manager. Pat had just returned back to Trinidad about a year ago. It was his dream to operate his own marble and granite company. Pat enjoyed traveling. He managed to see the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan and the Gulf of Mexico. He traveled to Japan, Canada, and many places in between. Pat spoke three languages: English, Spanish and Japanese. He had a passion for all genres of music and history. He enjoyed tinkering on old cars, fishing, camping, mountain hiking and skiing. But most of all Pat loved his family and friends. Pat is preceded in death by his son, Lance Martin Walker; Godson and nephew, Christian Patrick Richardson; grandfather, Bernard Washburn and beloved grandparents, Lois and Dale Walker. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 7, 2009 at The Lords Chapel, Segundo Colo. with Pastor Aaron Norton officiating. Burial will follow at the San Juan Cemetery, Segundo, Colo. A potluck dinner will be served following the burial at The Lords Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Patrick Walker Memorial fund. Family may be contacted at home address on Hwy. 12, Segundo, Colo.

Walker, Phyllis May
Phyllis May Walker - Huerfano World - February 15, 2015 - Phyllis May Walker, 79, returned to the Creator, February 13, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Patti Kiehne; three grandchildren, Darren Kiehne, Carl Kiehne, and Quinton Kiehne; great-grandson Aden Kiehne; and son-in-law Paul Kiehne, and dear friend, Dee Woodson. Phyllis was born in Bloomington, Wisconsin on April 24, 1935. She was the eldest of 15 siblings. Phyllis loved all children, and they loved her, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the true loves of her life. Phyllis enjoyed road trips, berry picking, rock hunting, cooking, and baking for others, time with family and friends, visiting, playing Skipbo, and putting puzzles together. One of her greatest joys was attending Native American ceremonies such as powwows, sundances, and drummings. There, she could meet and connect with like-minded people. Phyllis was Lakota and Crow. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at a later date. The Time is Now - If you are ever going to love me, love me now, while I can know the sweet and tender feelings which from true affection flow. Love me now while I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone and then have it chiseled in marble, sweet words in ice-cold stone. If you have tender thoughts of me, please tell me now. If you wait until I am sleeping, never to awaken, there will be death between us, and I won’t hear you then. So, if you love me, even a little bit, let me know it while I am living so I can treasure it. Author unknown

Walker, Sidney G.
Sidney G. Walker - Chronicle News - October 11, 2006 - Sidney G. Walker, age 91, passed away Friday, October 6, 2006. He was born April 8, 1915 in Cabell, West Virginia (now Ridgeview WV), the fourth son of Lummie and Susan (Easter) Walker. Sid's youth was spent living and learning with his parents and siblings. Life was simple then. The Lord provided most of their food and with love of family. Sid grew into a caring young man. Sidney Walker's first job after graduating the 8th grade, was using his father's oxen to drag the trees from the West Virginia mountain side to make the support timbers for the Ridgeview Coal Company in Brush Creek, WV. When he became of legal age to enter the coal mines, he held mining jobs in the Eunice, Nellis, Montcoal and Marshfork coal companies in W.V. He was particularly proud to be an employee of the Armco Coal Mine of Nellis WV., saying that the company really cared for its miners, providing doctors, stores and a movie theatre. On May 18, 1934, daughter Iris June was born to Sid and Wava Seters. On June 6, 1944, Sid married Martha Taylor. Rena Mae and Brenda Sue were born to them. In 1950, Sid left his W.V. mountains for the Colorado mountains stopping for awhile in Raton, NM, where he worked at the Brilliant and York coal mines. In about 1953, he became an employee of the Allen Mine at Stonewall, Co., where he spent the rest of his work life, retiring in 1974. He was a proud member of the UMWA Local 9856. On August 2, 1957, Sid married Lorene White, the love of his life. They were married 44 years when the death of Lorene parted them. This inquisitive man, enjoyed the nature of his Colorado mountains, which he knew like the palm of his hand. He was an avid sportsman, but took no more than needed to feed his family. He was an inventor, a fine dresser, and a God fearing man, who loved and protected his family and the families of all those who surrounded him. Sid's morning prayer was, "Thank you Jesus, for bringing us to this day. Keep us in you and you in us. Amen." This ending prayer is all that needs said of the life of Sidney General Walker, who lived 91 years and 276 days on this earth and now resides in heaven with our Lord. Preceding him in death are parents Susan and Lummie Walker, wife Lorene Walker, half brother Ray Smith, brothers Cyril, Siebert and Shelby Lee Walker, infant sister Pearl Walker, sisters Alva Walker and Marie Steele. Survivors are children, Iris June Morris, W.V., Rena (Duane) Donovan, Bloomington, Nebraska, Brenda Sue Walker (Terrence Hubbell), Arvada, Co., Dick (Betty) White, Blue Grass, Iowa, Loretta Huddleston, Castle Rock, Colorado. Bob (Sandy) White, Aguilar, Co., Connie (Pete) Heitman, Denver, Co., nineteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, fourteen great- great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews including Doug Walker (deceased) Cyril Walker, Alaska, Don Walker, Montrose, Co., Rebecca Chartier, Grand Junction, Co., and Debbie Svensen of Montrose, Co. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11:00AM at the First Southern Baptist Church, with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Cremation will follow with private inurnment at a later date. Active pallbearers are Bob White, Pete Heitman, Duane Donovan, Terry Hubbell, Dick White and Don Walker Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Walker, Viola
Viola “Dolle” Walker - Chronicle News - October 28, 2008 - Viola “Dolle” Walker, 79, passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2008, surrounded by her loving daughter and friends. Born in Trinidad, CO, to Chester and Gladys Scott; brothers W.M. Scott “Bill” Scott and Scotty “Bud” Scott. She married Warren Walker and moved to San Diego where she raised two children, son William “Bill” and daughter, Marjorie “Mimi.” Dolle was preceded in death by husband Warren, son “Bill”, and brother Bud. She is survived by daughter Mimi, brother Bill (Janet), nieces Michelle (Jim) Carlo and Becky (Jim) Lambert and many loving friends, among them the ladies of the “Bridge Group.” She was an active member of the United Methodist Church Mission Valley and a volunteer at UCSD Medical Center and Bannister House. Dolle was an avid gardener with a passion for growing orchids and roses and for her faithful companion and granddog Zoe. She enjoyed extensive world travel over the past 25 years with dear friend “Auntie B.” Friends and family remember Dolle as the consummate lady, especially during her gallant battle with cancer. Her ashes will be interred next week to her husband, Warren, during a private service at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of The Salk Institute.

Walker, William
William Walker – Walsenburg World – February 4, 1915 – Joseph Felthager Killed in Walsen – Yesterday about noon at Walsen a runaway trip was a cause of the death of two men, Joseph Felthager, the mine foreman, and William Walker, a colored miner. The trip was coming down the slope at terrific speed and a cry, “look out for the trip” escaped the men, as they dashed down the slope looking for escape. The parting of the entry gave them two avenues of escape. They hastened into the east parting only in time to have the cars pile on top of them. Had they entered the west parting they would have escaped. The miners rushed to the assistance of the men and they were carried out on stretchers. Felthager as he was placed on the stretcher said to the man who was assisting him, “Russell, I am hurt inside; I believe I’m going to die.” He died 15 minutes after he was put to bed at home. Walker died later in the afternoon while waiting for the train to take him to the hospital. Felthager was an old employee at the mine and held the responsible position of mine foreman. He was a member of the Masonic Order, of the Odd Fellows, and a Moose. He was 46 years old and leaves a wife and six children. Walker, the colored man was 50 years of age and leaves a wife and six children.

Wall, Ernest G. II
Ernest G. "Skip" Wall II - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2017 - Ernest G. "Skip" Wall II passed away May 6, 2017. He was born Jan. 5, 1948, in Rochester, N.Y. Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, BonnieLou; and a granddaughter, April. Ernest is survived by his three sons, Robert (Virginia) of Pueblo, Ron of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Sean (Kim) of Phoenix, Ariz. He also is survived by his two sisters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the American Legion Post No. 2, 701 W. Ninth.

Wall, Gail Marie
Gail Marie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2014 - Gail Marie Wall, 73, was born to Thomas and Nina Wall on July 7, 1941, and went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2014. Wall She is survived by her lifelong friend, Helen O’Connor; her sister, Noel (Edward) Sanders; nieces, Jill and Holly; and nephew, Jay Sanders. Gail also leaves behind her bearded collies, Blaze and Primrose. Gail was an outstanding teacher for over 40 years. She worked with special needs children and adults and spent the last half of her career with middle school students teaching mathematics. Her students would often let her know that she made mathematics fun for them. In addition to her teaching career, Gail loved working with her dogs. She trained and competed in agility and nose work. Gail and the dogs earned numerous agility titles. Gail also saw the importance of animals in her life and shared her love of dogs through the therapy dog program. She would make weekly visits to the local veterans care center with her therapy dog, Wyatt. The “guys” would wait for these visits, so Gail rarely missed. Gail loved working outdoors in her garden and flower beds. Gail will be missed very much by her family and friends and will be remembered by her “infectious smile.” In lieu of flowers or food, Helen and the family request that donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, Colo., in Gail’s honor. A time of sharing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Wall, Herbert W.
Herbert W. Wall - Denver Post - October 29, 2008 - W. Herb Wall, 87, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2008 after a long illness at VA Medical Center in Denver. Survived by sons, Herb Wall, Jr., Jean Wall, and Yves (Wilma) Durand; sister, Lorraine Tejral and brother, Art Wall; as well as 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; brother, Leroy Wall and sister, Alvina Baker. He spent his life proudly serving his country. Public visitation Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm at the funeral home. Services Friday 10:00am, Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., followed by burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers make donations to Walsenburg CO State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 U.S. Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Wall, Rex
Rex Wall - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 2017 - Rex Wall, 74. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wallace, Bernie Lee
Bernie Lee Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2014 - A 54-year-old Pueblo man was stabbed to death early Thursday morning in the 200 block of Plum Street. At 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the scene and found the man, who was not named in the report pending notification of next of kin, lying in the doorway to his residence. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and immediately began performing life-saving measures on the victim, who was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. The suspect in the stabbing is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-9 and about 210 pounds. He has spiked hair in the center of his head in a Mohawk style. He was wearing a blue polo shirt and blue jeans. Those with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is urged to call Pueblo Police. Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2014 - Bernie Lee Wallace, 54, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 23, 2014. A Pueblo resident for the past eight years, he was born Sept. 20, 1960, in Albuquerque, N.M. Survived by his children, Dedra Wallace, Amanda (Jonathan) Wallace and Leedro (Nataly) Romero; his parents, Wayne and Barbara Wallace; siblings, Yvonne (Marc) Gravlin and Don (Cindy) Wallace; four grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 p.m. today, followed by funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow the service.

Wallace, F. M.
F. M. Wallace – Walsenburg World – March 7, 1918 – F. M. Wallace of Cameron died at that place is morning. The body will be taken to Texas for burial. Mr. Wallace was a member of the local Maccabee Lodge.

Wallace, Leroy
Leroy Wallace "Lee" Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2017 - Leroy Wallace "Lee" Brown was born June 5, 1935, in Steamboat Springs and died at home Oct. 21, 2017, in Northglenn, Colo. The Brown family moved to Denver in 1946, where Lee started school. He graduated from South High School in 1953 and enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines, graduating in 1957 as a mining engineer. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 serving with the United Corps of Engineers Combat Unit obtaining the rank of first lieutenant in the Yukon Command, Alaska. Lee returned to Denver in 1961 and was employed by the Public Service Company of Colorado (now Xcel Energy), where he worked for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He served as a volunteer in many organizations and clubs, most notable the Northglenn Historical Society and several gem and mineral clubs. Lee is survived by wife, Rosalie Nunez-Brown of Pueblo; sister, Virginia Pingree; special niece, Laurie Gablehouse; five children, Linda, Becky, Nancy, Wendy, Kimberly; stepsons, Rick and Marco; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Leslie; and sister, Marilyn. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, visit or by calling 303-273-3275. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25; and services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, both at Olinger Crown Hill, 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge (Western attire suggested). Buffet reception at Olinger will follow the chapel service and interment at Golden Cemetery.

Wallace, Lonnie A.
Lonnie A. Wallace - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 2015 - Lonnie A. Wallace, 65. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wallace, Merlyn
Merlyn (Pat) Wallace - Fort Meyers News-Press - Merlyn (Pat) Wallace, 84, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away November 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born September 29, 1929 in Trinidad, Colorado to Merlyn and Mary Sandifur Wallace. Pat served his country in Korea and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was a 50 year member of Lions Clubs in Indiana and Florida; he served as District Governor in Indiana. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Pat retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years as a rural mail carrier and also from farming in 1982 when he moved to Fort Myers. He married Marilyn Powers in 1950 and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Fred and Mary Clem and three brothers, Frederic (Junior), David and Donald Clem. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Michael (Marie) Wallace of Fort Myers and Mark (Andrea) Wallace of Rochester, Indiana; his grandchildren, Michael and Nicole Wallace of Naples, Florida, his siblings, Roberta Anderson of Kokomo, Indiana, Jack (Norma) Clem of Bunker Hill, Indiana and Barbara (James) Thompson of Lafayette, Indiana. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Florida. Memorial contributions may be directed to Fort Myers Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 5916 Winkler Rd., Fort Myers, Florida 33919.

Wallace, Perfecto Jr.
Perfecto Wallace Jr. - The Gazette - August 22, 2013 - Perfecto, our loving Patriarch, was born on May 8, 1938 in Trinidad, Colorado. He moved to Colorado Springs when he was four. He married Viola Alirez in 1956 and together they raised one son, Gilbert, and six daughters, Peggy, Angela, Tammy, Beverly (deceased), Audrey, and Marla. Perfecto has been a printer for 59 years and owns "Perfecto Printing." He has ten grandchildren, along with several great grandchildren. He has been a student of the bible for over 45 years and volunteered his time teaching others. He currently served as an elder as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He made a huge imprint in the hearts of the lives he touched. Perfecto had faith in Jehovah's promise as recorded in John 5:28 and this was his hope. Perfecto was a spiritual man who deeply cared for and loved his family. He and his wife Viola truly "became one flesh." He was known for his generosity and had a great sense of humor. There will be a memorial for Perfecto on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at two o'clock. Kingdom Hall, 720 Crestline Dr., 80916.

Wallace, Tony J.
Tony J. Wallace - Chronicle News - August 10, 2005 - Tony J. Wallace, 88, of Pueblo, CO was laid to rest on August 7, 2005. He loved his family, piano, dancing and big band music. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Della Wallace; 1st wife, Nora Wallace; brothers, Rudy and Frank Wallace; and sister Vera Boog. Survived by his loving wife, Alice Wallace; daughter, Judy (Albert) Gallegos; sons, Isaac (Ann) Wallace, Luis Quintana and Richard (Lynn) Quintana; daughters, Beverly Fuentes, Erma (Richard) Vigil, Beverly (Dave) Montoya, and Irene (Ray) Starchman; grandchildren, Andrea (Ryun) Mendoza, Kevin (Jennifer) Starchman, Denise (Eddie) Romero, Gabriel Wallace Gallegos, and Isaac and Jonathan Wallace; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and numerous other step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Wallace, William
William Wallace – Walsenburg World – October 27, 1910 – Negro Stabs and Kills White Man – William Wallace, who came to Pueblo a few days ago from Greeley was fatally stabbed by Horace Shelby, a Negro, on Monday, and died later. Shelby is in jail.

Waller, Robert
Robert "Bobby John" Waller - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2015 - Robert “Bobby John” Waller, 62, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty; niece, Faith; and nephews, Scott and Troy; and survived by family members, Ron and Terry Cash; Darrel and Nancy Waller, Rick and Vi Waller, Paula Waller and Tim and Renee Boydston and their families. Viewing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with funeral service following at 2 p.m., both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St.

Waller, Ruth
Ruth Waller - Chronicle News - January 26, 2011 - Ruth Waller, age 86, of Aguilar, Co., passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2011 in Hanford, California. She was born in Rowena, Texas on August 19, 1924, to Annie and Leo Martinec. On February 7, 1940, Ruth was united in marriage to Laddie Waller Sr. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rowena, Texas. Together with her husband, Ruth ranched in Branson, Colorado and then in Lake Bronson, Minnesota when they retired and moved to the Aguilar area. Ruth and Laddie were inseparable. They enjoyed everything that life gave them. She was a loving and caring Grandmother. Her family was her greatest pride and joy. Ruth was a past member of the Las Animas County Cow-belles. She was very active in 4-H, PTA and served as Senior Class Sponsor and an active participant in her sons’ various school activities. A true lady in every sense of the word. Ruth's politeness, gentleness and kindness will be missed. Preceding her in death are parents, Annie and Leo Martinec, husband Laddie Waller, brothers Vic Martin and Ray Martinec. Survivors are sons Laddie (Cil) Waller Jr., Hanford, CA., Gary (Sally) Waller, Aguilar, Co., grandchildren, Keith Waller, Aguilar, Kristy (Eric) Sobel, Tampa, FL., Nancy Rockhold, Vista, CA., Laddie Lloyd (Lisa) Waller, Temecula, CA, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation will be Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 4 PM-8 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Friday, January 28, 1011 at 10 AM at the First Christian Church with Rev. Maynard Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are John (Tanky) Doherty, Excel Smith, Matt Lucero, Marlin Morgan, Louie Cusimano, and LeRoy LePlatt. Active pallbearers are Keith Waller, Laddie Lloyd Waller, Frank Sciacca, Geral Smith, Tex Martin and Clarence New-comb III. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wallin, Darle Melvin
Darle Melvin Wallin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 8, 2016 - Darle Melvin Wallin, was born Oct. 10, 1931, in Anoka, Minn., married Betty (Gillund) on Oct. 20, 1951, (who preceded him in death on March 11, 2006), and went to be with his Lord on May 1, 2016, in Maplewood, Minn. He was an Air Force veteran (staff sergeant) and a graduate of the University of Minnesota mortuary science program. Darle spent most of his working life in the funeral industry in Echo, Worthington and Heron Lake, Minn., and Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo. He owned funeral homes in Worthington and Heron Lake, Minn., and Pueblo, Colo. Darle enjoyed many volunteer organizations and activities. He was the chairman of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the building of the Worthington, Minn., Atrium High Rise (unique regional retirement facility). He also participated in the American Legion, Kiwanis, Masons/Shriners and the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Committee for many years. Darle’s zest for life and adventure were reflected in his many interests: family camping, travel, racing and riding snow-mobiles, flying, motorcycle riding, fishing and boating. He is survived by four children, Sheila Eskridge (Bob), Keith Wallin (Lisa), Kay Johnson (Stuart) and Bryce Wallin (Lauri); 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There will be a private service and interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 651-407-8300.

Walls, Betty Ann
Betty Ann Walls - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2016 - Betty Ann Walls, born April 23, 1926, to parents, Royal James and Anna (Erickson) Thompson; went to be with the angels on Feb. 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; and loving husband, Robert W. Walls. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia (Pat) Kastl of Widefield and Dorothy (Dennis) Feister of west of Aguilar; three grandsons, Shawn (Sommer) Kastl, Chris Kastl and Robert J. Feister; and one great-grandson, Seth Kastl; and sister-in-law, Willa Walls. Betty graduated from Central High School in 1944. She was a member of her classmates’ group that called themselves “The 44 gang” all through her years. She was a Stillman Lassie, of which she was very proud. She was a part of the Al Kaly Shriner ladies, Al Kaly Shriner honored ladies and in the Daughter of the Nile, Rahamah Temple No. 71. She also was in the Home Demonstration Club and worked as a secretary for CF&I during WWII. She was in the Pueblo Organ Club and loved playing the organ. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who left so many wonderful memories. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held for her on at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Al Kaly Shriner hospitals. Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2016 - Betty Ann Walls. A memorial service will be held for her at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Walsen, Fred
Fred Walsen – Walsenburg World – February 16, 1906 – Died at Denver, Colorado, at 2 o’clock Thursday morning, Fred Walsen, of dropsy. Mr. Walsen was the founder of the town of Walsenburg and lived here for many years before his removal to Denver. We are unable to give the facts relative to Mr. Walsen’s life and death at this time but will give a more extended obituary notice in our next issue. Walsenburg World – February 20, 1906 – Gen. Fred Walsen, pioneer of Colorado, to whom can be attributed much of the progress of the state, and whose handiwork is seen in every upward step it has made, died at 2:28 o’clock Thursday morning at his residence in Denver. At the deathbed were Mrs. Walsen and his only son, Fred G. Walsen. Attacked about 20 days ago by congestion of the liver, General Walsen fought desperately and apparently had no difficulty in holding his own. But at the critical stage his illness was complicated by dropsy, and his strength and assurance left him. For three days the family had known of his critical condition. The attending physicians had announced that he might continue in that condition for 30 days, or death may come at any moment. The wife and son remained at his bedside as long as they could stand the strain. The three daughters, who live in Idaho Springs and Dallas, Texas, were unable to arrive in time to see their father alive. Gen. Walsen was in his 66th year, and his death marks the passing of a man who was a model of strength and integrity. He was born on June 14, 1841 and Westphalia, Germany, and while still a boy was brought to America. The family moved west to Belleville, Illinois, and there his mother still resides. He grew into a bold and intrepid young man, who thought conservatively and deeply of results, the while he took chances that sometimes involved the safety of his life. As school Gen. Walsen received a good education. When the call came for volunteers in the Civil War he answered it. He enlisted April 12, 1861, in the First Missouri Regiment and was assigned to Company B. He served under Gen. Frank P. Blair and Nathan Lyon, the latter meeting his end at Wilson Creek, Missouri, in the terrific engagement there. Throughout the war he fought with bravery. He was not a reckless soldier, but he thought of the chance that he had, and no matter how small he never hesitated a moment without taking it. When he saw a step that should be taken, or when he realized the value of a thing to him, he struck for it and always attained his desire. Gen. Walsen came to Colorado in 1864. He realized the opportunities that existed in the West and decided that his future would be identified with the mountains. He journeyed to Colorado and located at Ft. Garland. There he secured a position as clerk in the general store of Ferdinand Meyer. He rose in the estimation of his employer and saved his money. When the opportunity came he had sufficient funds to grasp it. Gen. Walsen saw his opportunity in the settlement that later became known as Walsenburg, in his honor. He came here and opened the store with the money he had saved at Ft. Garland. He was a good merchant and he rapidly became a man of prominence. In Huerfano County, surrounding Walsenburg, he bought some land. Later, when his money accumulated, he bought some cattle, and placed them on the land. In this county alone he had one farm of 700 acres. A few years later he broadened his interests, until they took in other counties and other industries. He invested in the mines of San Juan County. Gen. Walsen in 1882 was elected state treasurer, and made an exceptionally good official, his shrewd business ability saving the state large sums of money. He came to Denver from Walsenburg and soon became a man of prominence. He took charge of the state militia, and drilled the men into presentable shape. Several years ago Gen. Walsen retired from active business, and most of his affairs have since been in the hands of his son. He was a Mason of high degree, occupying a prominent place among the Shriners. In addition he belonged to the B. P. O. E. and several other benevolent and secret organizations. Gen. Walsen was married twice and leaves four children. The first Mrs. Walsen died in 1896, and a year later he married Miss Stork of St. Louis. The four children by his first marriage are Mrs. W. E. Renshaw, Idaho Springs; Mrs. A. G. Chamberlin, Idaho Springs; Mrs. M. B. Shannon, Dallas, Texas, and Fred G. Walsen, Denver. Shortly after the death of their mother the daughters married and left home. Mrs. Debbie. E. Renshaw and Mrs. A. G. Chamberlin of Idaho Springs, daughters of Gen. Walsen, arrived in Denver to attend their father’s funeral. The funeral ceremony was held at the home on Sunday and interment was in the family vault at Fairmount Cemetery.

Walsh, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Walsh - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2016 - Barbara M. Walsh, 84, peacefully departed this life on June 23, 2016. She was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Pueblo, to Edward and Emma Walsh, who preceded her in death. In 1949, Barbara graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School and then from Pueblo Junior College. She retired from the CF&I office and then operated her own tax service for several years. Survived by her brothers, Daniel Walsh and Edward (Marilyn) Walsh; and several cousins. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Walsh, Mike
Mike Walsh - The Oklahoman - February 25, 2011 - Mike Walsh, 81, of Edmond, OK passed away February 23, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK. Mike was born January 19, 1930 in Trinidad, CO to Patrick Michael and Mary Russell Walsh. He married his wife Betty Jo in 1953. Mike served in the United States Navy and retired from Conoco in 1988 at the age of 58. He was a longtime resident of Ponca City, a member of the Elks Club and enjoyed traveling with his wife throughout the world. Mike is survived by his wife Betty Jo Walsh; daughter, Sheila Ehlers and husband Jeff and their children Jacob and Rayne; son, Micky Walsh and wife Regena and their daughter Morgan; and sister, Nona Jean Garner. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Franklin Walsh, who passed away in 1977. Graveside services for Mike will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.

Walsh, W. S.
W. S. Walsh – Walsenburg World – September 14, 1893 – The Aguilar Murder – A fiendish murder was committed a short distance up the Apishapa above Aguilar, on Monday evening of last week. The victim was a young man named W. S. Walsh who has been spending the summer in the mountains for his health. His own father is dead and his mother very low while his sister is a paralytic. His stepfather is the Dr. Johnson who attended James G. Blaine during his last illness. The young man was 21 or 22 years old but appeared younger, and was a quiet, intelligent, gentlemanly youth. He had his home at Mr. Kay’s some 4 miles from camp, and that day came down for the mail and some small purchases. As it was nearly dark when he was ready to return friends urged his remaining until morning. But with remark that Mrs. Kay would be anxious he decided to drive on. When about a mile up the creek he was overtaken by two Mexicans on horseback, one of whom wantonly shot him, the ball passing through his chest. Young Walsh fell to the ground and the team kept on in the rear of the men till stalling a ditch, where they were afterwards found in safety. A Mexican who saw the man pass and heard the shots followed up the road till he found the young man still breathing but unconscious. He brought word to town and the body was brought in, and a company set out in pursuit of the murderers. They were overtaken in the valley beyond Stonewall and opened fire on their pursuers, wounding in his wrist and leg the young man who keeps a saloon at Aguilar camp, besides killing his valuable race horse. The murderer is Teodoro Vigil, the same who shot Jim Waldron last year. It seems that some time ago a Mexican was killed by a Swede who worked with him at a blacksmith shop, and there had lingered a desire for revenge. Last Monday four Mexicans, including Vigil, were drinking and flourishing their guns and uttering the threat to kill some white man before night. And this attack upon young Walsh was the culmination of their threat. They had no antipathy to him, only that he was an American. Pete Morris, the wounded man is in the hospital at Trinidad doing well. The body of the deceased was taken in charge by an undertaker at Trinidad, and will be sent east, funds having been forwarded for that purpose by Dr. Johnson. One of the four spoken of above was arrested and confined in a boxcar but was released the next day. The deputy sheriff is severely criticized for not running these men in during the day, thus preventing this terrible result. The place where they are in hiding is a resort of desperados. A company was to leave Trinidad yesterday to scour the country and bring in the criminals. Walsenburg World – October 25, 1893 – Mrs. Johnson, mother of that young man who was so despicably murdered in Las Animas County, Shannon Walsh, recently died. She was in poor health at the time and is supposed to have died of a broken heart.

Walsh, William
William Walsh – Pueblo Chieftain – January 24, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The body of William Walsh was sent to Trinidad, Colo., yesterday by the McMinn Undertaking Co., accompanied by Mrs. Walsh.

Walter, Patricia L.
Patricia L. Walter - Chronicle News - March 9, 2007 - Patricia L. Walter, age 64, of Model, CO passed away March 8, 2007 at the Arkansas Valley Nursing Care Center in LaJunta, CO. She was born November 1, 1942 in Rocky Ford, CO to Lee and Pauline Ulery Donegan. On May 9, 1962, Patricia married Alan Walter in LaJunta, CO. She was a homemaker and a ranch wife. She was preceded in death by three brothers Walter, Lawrance and Russell Donegan. Patricia is survived by husband Alan, home address, children Sandra (Steve) Milenski, Rocky Ford, CO, Donna (Tim) Garrett, Thatcher, CO, Russell (Kendra) Walter, Thatcher, CO, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother David Donegan, Dalhart, TX, and sister Virginia Kouba, Vero Beach, FL. Funeral will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, March 10, 2007 a the Community Presbyterian Church in Rocky Ford with Rev. William Walter officiating and music by Mr. Robert Walter and Mrs. Betty Jo Thomas. Interment will follow at the Rocky Ford Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Ron Rafferty, Wade Sigler, Grant Grinstead, Darrell Kesterson, Chris Moshier, and Richard Patton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Ulery, Butch Hall, Marvin Harris, Boyd Collins, Darrel Sturgess and Preston Wood. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ustick Donelson Funeral Home in Rocky Ford.

Walter, Russell
Russell “Rusty” Walter - Chronicle News - August 24, 2016 - Russell “Rusty” Walter, 45, passed away on August 17, 2016 in Thatcher, Colo. He was born on October 2, 1970 in La Junta, Colo. to Reuben A. & Patricia L. (Donegan) Walter. Rusty lived his life on the family cattle ranch in southern Colorado. While on the ranch he modeled to his family the value of hard work and dedication, as well as his love for the land. He also loved to give back to youth and served on the Hoehne FFA Advisory committee and supported the local 4-H. Rusty was a kind and generous man, a true people person, and would give back to youth organizations any chance he got. Rusty treasured spending time with his family, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his second grandson. When they weren’t working on the ranch he also loved to be outdoors and go fishing and horseback riding. He enjoyed watching rodeo, especially watching his son and other family members participate in various rodeo events. He always supported his family in all their different activities and endeavors. Rusty was also very involved in Freemasonry. He was a member and Past Master of Trinidad Lodge #28, and also a Past Patron of the Eastern Star. Rusty also held various officer positions throughout all of the York Rite bodies and was a Knight’s Templar. He was a member of the Shriners as well as The Allied Masonic Degrees. Rusty was a good Christian man who had a great love for God and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Rusty is survived by his wife, Kendra of the Thatcher home; children, Ashely Walter of Trinidad; Kimberlee (Jim) Stinson of Rocky Ford; Jacob Walter and Robert Walter both of Thatcher; sisters, Sandra (Steve) Milenski of La Junta; Donna (Tim) Garrett of Walsenburg; grandchildren, Cecil Walter; and one on the way, Waylon Stinson; numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends and relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the River of Life Fellowship in Ordway with Pastor Gail Allen of the Cowboy Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Rocky Ford Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Peacock Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Rusty Walter Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o International Bank, 320 N. Convent St., Trinidad, CO, 81082 direct or through the funeral home. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Walters, Bob
Bob Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2014 - Bob Walters, 89, passed away July 8, 2014, born June 19, 1925, in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean who passed Nov. 11, 2010. Bob and Jean were married 64 years and were Centennial High School sweethearts. Bob served in the Navy three years in WWII as an electrician. He worked at the CF & I Steel Mill Electric Dept. for 39 years. He is survived by his three daughters, Linda (Mike) Lenhart, Susan (Rick) Bloomer and Patricia (Greg) Millard; seven grandchildren, Amy (Rusty), Kim (Todd), Kurt (Erin), Jeff (Dee), Kerri, Sarah, Mark; great-grandchildren, Chad, Lauren, Kendall, Noah, Cole, Ella, Jack, Elijah, Jacob; “special pet,” Cookie. Bob was a devoted husband and father. There will be a private burial service, where his cremated remains will be inurned with Jean. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to Central Christian Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Walters, Gay Lynn
Gay Lynn Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2014 - Gay Lynn Walters, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2014, in New Orleans, La. Lynn was born Nov. 1, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, Grady Walters; son, Ric Griego; daughter, Andi Standley and her husband, Greg Standley; grandchildren, Evan and Avery Standley and Devin Griego; brother, Tim Trujillo and his wife, Lenore; and countless friends. Graveside blessing at 3 p.m. Friday July 11, at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.

Walters, Jason
Jason Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1, 2015 - Jason Walters, 42. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Walters, Marilyn A.
Marilyn A. Cross Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2015 - Marilyn A. Cross Walters, 96, died Sept. 29, 2015, at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz. She and her husband, Robert E. Walters, lived in Pueblo 1957 - 1964, where they established the First Church of the Brethren.

Walters, Raymond V.
Raymond V. Walters - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2016 - Raymond V. Walters, 82, born Aug. 20, 1933, in Baltimore, Md., to a family of 14 children and passed away Feb. 20, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie; grandson, Dennis Cordova; and 12 siblings. Survived by his children, Raymond (Mary), Debbie Cordova, Ron (Patsy), Patty (Ernie) Soto, Alvin (Anita) and Shirley (Jim) Urie; 19 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; brother, Freddie Walters; and best canine friend, Mikey. Raymond worked for Pueblo Metals for many years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed taking trips with his wife to San Isabel and spending time caring for his yard. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed but his love and hard work ethics will carry on within his family. Memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m., Friday, both held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Waltman, Beverly Jean
Beverly Jean Waltman - Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2014 - Beverly Jean Waltman, a child of God, was the wife of William B. Waltman (deceased); mother of Barbara Waltman (Richard) MacIndoe; grandmother of Ellen (Jason) Turner, James (Jenny Dunnington) MacIndoe of Washington, D.C., and Sean MacIndoe of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren L. and Olive Jones of Monte Vista, Colo. She was blessed to have Josephine Howell Jones of Monte Vista and Pueblo as a dear friend and second mother following the death of Olive in 1949. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Bev and Bill were married in Monte Vista in July 1950. Bev taught for several years and later worked for the Pueblo Library District. Beverly was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo. She had been an active member of Chapter BQ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1965. She was one of the original committee members who helped organize the P.E.O. Grants and Aid program to enable Pueblo girls to attend Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. Bev’s interests have always dealt with education and furthering the endeavors of young people everywhere. Special thank you for the love and support of Visiting Angels and Frontier Hospice for the last few weeks. Also the Villa nursing staff for the care of her and her family. No viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Cottey College, through the funeral home.

Walton, Jean
Jean Walton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2016 - Jean Walton arrived in the heavens on June 13, 2016. She was born on May 2, 1924, in Hoisington, Kan., to her parents, Ervil and Elsie Thomas. She married Dick Walton on Dec. 16, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Jim) Simonsen, Patty (Carl) Coffee and Sue (Frank) Farmer. She had eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marge; brother, Jimmy; husband, Dick Walton; and grandson, Carl Coffee Jr. She has been a blessing in all of our lives. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please wear Broncos or Rockies attire or casual dress.

Walton, Robert H.
Robert H. Walton - Chronicle News - April 16, 2003 - Robert H. Walton, age 93, lifelong area resident and rancher, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2003 in Raton. He was born May 22, 1909 in Raton. The son of Robert E. and Ruth Lee Fields Walton. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Wanda Kamm, sister Claire Merefield, brother Millard Walton and great-granddaughter Faith Destiny Walton. Robert is survived by his wife Helen of the home, daughters Madelyn (John) Novick of Albuquerque; Bonnie (George) Yaksich of Raton; sons Robert G. (Shirley) of Raton; Gary of Davenport, Iowa; Jack (Pat) of Sugarite Canyon Ranch, Colorado; Robert H. of Modesto, California; and Mike (Karen) of Raton; and son-in-law Robert Kamm of Pryor, Oklahoma. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home, Raton, with Pastor Bill Walton officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery. Friends wanting to meet with the family following the burial may do so at the home of Bonnie and George Yaksich, 1412 South 6th St. in Raton.

Walton, Sam Micheli
Sam Micheli Walton - Chronicle News - February 20, 2004 - Sam Micheli Walton, age 35 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away February 18, 2004 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born May 25, 1968 in Walsenburg, CO, the son of Jack and Patricia Munden Walton. He was a driver for UPS and a veteran serving in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife Renee (Tortorice) Walton of Colorado Springs, son Brandt Walton of Colorado Springs; daughter Shaelyn Walton; his mother and father, Pat and Jack Walton of Sugerite Canyon, CO; six brothers Charlie (Renee) Walton of Trinidad, CO; Joshua (Becky) Walton of Nashville, TN, Bill (Nathalie) Walton of Colorado Springs, Bob (Melissa) Walton of Nashville, Bruce (Jennifer) Walton of Trinidad, and John Walton of Sugerite Canyon; two nephews C.J. Walton of Trinidad, and Michael Walton of Colorado Springs; niece Kyrie Walton of Trinidad. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Trinidad, CO with Rev. Cary Nelson and Rev. Robert Brendle officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. Arrangements for Sam Micheli Walton are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home, Raton, NM.

Walz, Frederick Sutherland
Frederick Sutherland Walz - Denver Post - July 22, 2010 - The Reverend Frederick Sutherland Walz, 73, born in Mineola, Long Island, N.Y., Jan. 23, 1937, passed from this life June 21, 2010, in Pueblo, CO. After graduating from high school in Janesville, WI, Fred studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a B.S. in 1959. He went on to study at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, earning an MDiv in 1962 and a STM in 1971. He interned at Mansfield College, Oxford University, England, serving as Assistant Chaplain for non- Anglican students. Ordained as a Presbyterian Minister, he served parishes in Oklahoma and New York before choosing to pursue a fulltime career as a Pastoral Counselor. Throughout his life he was active in Presbytery, and served numerous congregations as a Supply and Interim Pastor. Moving to Denver, CO at the age of 48, he co-established Pastoral Counseling for Denver. He discovered a passion for outdoor activities. He summitted fifteen of Colorado's "Fourteeners," and fearlessly conquered Double Black Diamond ski-runs. He and his wife, Anne, built a house near Littleton, filled the barn with animals, and opened their doors to family and friends from around the world. The couple moved to rural southern Pueblo County, CO in 2002, and eventually settled in the mountain village of Rye. Survived by his wife, Anne Ewart Walz of Rye, CO; former spouse, Ann Marie Teegardin of Mountain View, CA; daughter, Carolyn C. (Paul) Wagner of Olympia WA, son, Peter M. (Kris) Walz of Santa Cruz, CA; sister, Pauline H. Webb of Bonita Springs, FL; stepchildren: Jeffrey, Wade and Michael Sturdivant, and Lissa Tilousi; and grandchildren: Jakob and Kianna Walz and Dylan Sturdivant. Predeceased by his parents: The Reverend L. Humphrey Walz and Jean Menzies Sutherland Walz of Janesville, WI. Fred was a passionate defender of peace and justice, and he will be fondly remembered. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Saturday, July 24th, at the Rye Methodist Church in Rye, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Nature Conservancy.

Wamhoff, Harriet Ann
Harriet Ann Wamhoff - Chronicle News - August 2, 2006 - Harriet Ann Wamhoff, 64, of Fort Collins, peacefully passed away entering the gates of heaven, on July 26, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Harriet was born February 1, 1942 to Lillian and Houston Hargrove in Trinidad, Colorado. In 1964, Harriet graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A in Home Economics. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Child Development. She married Stanley Wamhoff on August 2, 1964. Together they enjoyed camping in the beautiful Colorado Mountains, raising rabbits, traveling to their vacation home in Branson, MO and attending CSU basketball games. Harriet had a very special close loving relationship with her 3 daughters. She adored her grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them. She touched many lives with her compassionate spirit. Harriet had a beautiful warm smile. As a devoted Christian she enjoyed sharing and studying the word of God. She was an active member of Aglow International, Bible Study Fellowship and a variety of other Christian organizations. Harriet enjoyed studying family heritage, Christian and country music, hiking and scrapbooking special family moments. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Stanley Wamhoff of Fort Collins; three daughters, Sheri Wamhoff and fiancé Robert Langenberger of Fort Collins, Bonnie Michael and husband Dwight of Fort Collins, and Lori Couch and husband Charles of Orange City, Iowa; Four very special grandchildren Taylor, Brandon and Caleb Couch and Justin Michael. Memorial contributions can be made to The National Down Syndrome Society in honor of her youngest grandchild Caleb Couch or Aglow International. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am. Monday, July 31, 2006, at Allnutt Funeral Service Drake Chapel.

Wampler, Arthur
Arthur Jay Wampler Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2016 - Arthur Jay Wampler Jr., 87, passed away April 21, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Born July 16, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, to Arthur Sr. and Vera Wampler. Moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1947, where he made his career as a printer. In 1980, he relocated to Beulah, Colo., to work in the maintenance department for District 70. On May 17, 1986, he married Joan Robinson. The two enjoyed their retirement together by traveling the world, square dancing, and cruising to Manitou in his Mercedes. Preceded in death by his first wife, Nelly Wampler; the love of his life, Joan Robinson Wampler; and stepson, Gregory “Griz” Robinson. Survived by granddaughters, Gracie Robinson and Lesley Robinson; daughter-in-law, Denise (Griz) Robinson; sister, Rose Gibson; and niece, Debby (Verne) Green. Jay was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 90 and Buttons & Bows Square Dancing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Memorials may be made to Assistance League Pueblo/ Operation School Bell through Montgomery & Steward.

Wampler, Joan
Joan Lucille James Robinson Wampler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 2015 - Joan Lucille James Robinson Wampler, 89, passed away Dec. 4, 2015, in Pueblo. Born May 2, 1926, in Williamsburg, Colo., to Joseph and Mary James. Joan graduated from Florence High School in Florence, Colo., in 1944, and graduated from Minnequa School of Nursing in Pueblo in 1947. She worked as a registered nurse until retirement in 1988. She married Lester Robinson in 1947, and had two sons, Richard and Greg “Griz” Robinson. She was preceded in death by husband, Lester Robinson (1983); and son, Griz Robinson (2009). In 1986, Joan married Jay Wampler. Survived by husband, Jay; granddaughters, Gracie Robinson and Lesley Robinson; daughter-in-law, Denise (Griz) Robinson; sisters, Carmeline Campbell and Eileen Waitman; brother, David (VeraMae) James; nieces and nephews; and son, Richard. Joan was a member of Assistance League of Pueblo. She enjoyed square-dancing, traveling the world, volunteering and spending time with her family. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Memorials can be made to Assistance League of Pueblo/Operation School Bell through the funeral home.

Wands, Carol Louise
Carol Louise Wands - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2017 - Carol Louise Wands passed away Nov. 4, 2017, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 28, 1942, in Pueblo to Russell and Dorothy Longgrear. Carol graduated from Centennial High School in 1960, attended Western State College and graduated from Southern Colorado State College, now CSU-Pueblo. She taught second grade at Morton Elementary School before starting a family and becoming a homemaker. Carol enjoyed reading and gardening, but her passion was dogs and she was a longtime volunteer at P.A.W.S. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors include her husband, Robert; daughters, Kirby (Rod) Marquez and Cassandra Krupka; granddaughters, Kendell, Savanah, Conley and Madison; and grandson, Peyton; her brothers, Russell (Patricia) Longgrear and Robert Longgrear; as well as several nephews, other family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Wanless, Esther M.
Esther M. Wanless - Denver Post - July 25, 2006 - Esther M. Wanless, born in Trinidad, CO to Mike and Mary Russo. Sister to Bill, Bernandine, Mike, Jr., and James. Survived by son, Roy Niyork, Jr.; grandson, Christopher Niyork; and great grandchildren, Dylan and Kiara. Widowed by Theodore Wanless, Esther retired to San Jacinto, CA and maintained her home independently for over 20 years until illness required hospice care in her son's home in CO. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to any Catholic charity. All prayers are gratefully appreciated.

Wann, Dolores
Dolores Wann - Star-Herald - March 30, 2015 - Dolores M. Wann, 87, of Kimball, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at the Kimball Baptist Fellowship Church, 507 S. Oak Street in Kimball with Pastors Dennis Payton and Dallas Powell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Friday, April 10 to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Please visit to view Dolores’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences for the family. Memorials have been established to Kimball Health Services Foundation or the Gideon Bible Fund. The services for Dolores have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home. Dolores Mae Wann was born in Trinidad, Colorado, on Jan. 18, 1928, the daughter of Claude and Thelma (Rogers) Sater. Her family moved to a ranch near Woodland Park, Colo., when she was a year old. She was raised and attended school in Woodland Park through the tenth-grade. Her family moved to Ramah, Colo., and she graduated from the Ramah High School in 1945. Dolores then attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs, Colo., graduating with a degree in Office Management/Stenography. She worked in Colorado Springs and Denver for the Internal Revenue Service. Dolores was married to Walter Wann in Raton, New Mexico on March 11, 1950. They lived in Limon and Ft. Morgan, Colorado, until moving to Kimball in 1955. She was active in the Kimball Southern Baptist Church and was instrumental in getting the church started in Kimball. Survivors include her husband Walt Wann of Kimball; son Jim Wann of Henderson, Colo.; daughter Renee (Jim) Buskirk of Hemingford; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Herbert Starr; son, Walter Wann Jr. and one brother and one sister.

Wantland, Barbara Pauline
Barbara Pauline (Frazier) Wantland - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2017 - Barbara Pauline (Frazier) Wantland, 76, was born in Pueblo, Colo., on May 13, 1940, and passed away on March 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jesse Marlin Wantland Jr.; three children, Steven (Shelly) Wantland, Sheila Rubey, Nicole (Ronald) Swartwood; four grandchildren, Jonathan Rubey, Drake Wantland, Ryan Swartwood and Samantha Swartwood; sister, Mary Jane Sloan; brother, Keith Frazier; and sister-in-law, Florence Frazier. Barbara is in heaven with her mother, Mary Louise Wilson; her father, Denver Fay Frazier; and her brother, Donald Frazier. Barbara worked at a movie theater when she was a teenager. She worked at Boise Cascade Paper Co. as a young adult. She was an administrative secretary at the state hospital, an administrative secretary at the state highway department, routing semi-trucks all over Colorado and issuing permits. She also was an administrative assistant to Teresa Shawnamaker for Pueblo Regional Center in Pueblo West. Barbara was an incredible mother, wife, friend and employee. She was a very kind and graceful person. She changed the lives of everyone whom she met. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Ward, Aldine Elizabeth
Aldine Elizabeth Ward - The Gazette - April 16, 2006 - Aldine Elizabeth Ward, 94, passed away April 12, 2006, in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her sons: William T. (Donna) Ward, III of Pueblo West, CO. and Timothy T. (Nancy) Ward of Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Marjorie Melton, Lubbock, TX.; grandchildren: William T. (Lisa) Ward, IV of Trinidad, CO., Bonnie (Jeff) Benham of Ft. Collins, CO., Scott Ward of Englewood, CO., and Kevin Ward of Loveland, CO., Kim (Wayne) Simshauser of Midway Ranch, CO., Ty Ward of Midway Ranch and Jennifer (Loren Bersch) Ward of Carr, CO.; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Ward on November 17, 1996; parents, J.W. and Pearl Melton; two sisters; and three brothers. Aldine was born November 8, 1911, in Goree, TX., and attended Randolph College in Cisco, TX. She and her husband owned, worked and lived at Midway Ranch for 61 years. Aldine was a devoted mother and wife. She loved to cook and garden but her family was her number one priority. She was a member and served as President of Pikes Peak Cowbells. Funeral Service, 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Benjamin, TX. Interment, Benjamin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colorado Cattlemen's Trust Fund or Odyssey Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO. 81003.

Ward, Barbara
Barbara Ward - Huerfano World - February 24, 2016 - Barbara Ward, age 69, passed away on February 22, 2016. She peacefully left this world surrounded by her loving family. A homemaker, she was a resident of Colorado Springs since 1965. Barbara Ward was born on October 5, 1946 and was raised by her father, Jose Felix Cordova and her grandmother, Clarita Cordova. Barbara grew up in Walsenburg and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1964. On January 29, 1966 she married Moses Ward in Colorado Springs, CO. Barbara and Moses owned and operated the Central Bar on Walsenburg’s Main Street from 1979 to 1982. One of Barbara’s favorite hobbies was reading. She could often be found at the kitchen counter happily reading the latest novel. She also enjoyed entertaining and would love seeing the satisfaction from people enjoying her cooking, (especially her green chile!). She also enjoyed playing bingo, but above all else, she had an immense love for her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church as well as the VFW. She is survived by her loving husband, Moses; her children Merle Sean Ward, Jody Aaron (Laurie) Ward, and Jennifer Regan-Sarah (CW) Ward; her sister Janice (Ray) Rodarte; her grandchildren Kelly Paige Ward, Xavier Donavin Solis-Ward, Brennen Moses Ward, Lane Mateo Roe, and Aislin Gabriella Roe. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Felix Cordova, and her grandmother, Clarita Cordova. A Rosary was offered at 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 East Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Funeral Mass was held at 10am on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A reception was held following the Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Ward, Francis Duane
Francis Duane Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 2015 - Francis Duane Ward, 78, affectionately known to family and friends as “Bud,” departed this life May 27, 2015, at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. Bud was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed carpet installer for over 30 years. Bud was an avid fisherman, both fresh water and ocean where he caught several sharks over the years. He also did big-game and waterfowl hunting. Preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Mike and Steven Ward, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Georgia Diane Ward; and children, Katherine (John) Sanders, Sally (Russell) Moore and JoAnn Ward Howard; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; special friends, Frank Lovato, Ron and Cheri Book; and his four-legged children, Harley and Jesse. At Bud’s request, cremation. A celebration of his life dinner will be at 6 p.m., June 5, 2015, at 1815 Lakeview Ave. “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”

Ward, Jearldean
Jearldean Ward - Chronicle News - June 27, 2012 - Jearldean Ward of Branson, Colorado returned to her husband Jean on Friday, June 22, 2012 after her third battle with cancer. She grew up in California, and later met her husband. They relocated to Colorado to spend the rest of their lives. She was self employed as a rural mail carrier for close to 25 years. She also drove the school buses off and on and helped out in the community. She was preceded in death by her husband Jean (1992). She is survived by her daughter Jamie (Ben Gallegos), her grandson's Zachary, Xian and Charles and numerous family members. The funeral service will be held Friday, June 29 2012 at the Branson Community Church at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Ward, Joseph Jr.
Joseph Ward Jr. – Walsenburg World – August 20, 1908 – Died Saturday, August 8, 1908, Joseph Ford, Jr., age 2 years. Deceased was a son of Joe Ward, and his death was caused by some heart trouble.

Ward, L.D. Jr.
L.D. (Pete) Ward, Jr. - Chronicle News - March 16, 2004 - Lifetime Las Animas County resident, L.D. (Pete) Ward, Jr., age 55, died March 14, 2004. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 17 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial service is planned for Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 2608 Santa Fe Trail, with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Family may be contacted at 20330 County Road 40.5, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Ward, Margaret Dolores
Margaret Dolores “Dolly” Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2016 - Margaret Dolores “Dolly” Ward, 87, passed away Oct. 19, 2016. Survived by her sons, Doug (Betsy) Ward of Westminster, Colo., Scott (Debbi) Ward of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Maurice “Punk” (Renee) Ivey of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Al Orr of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Myrna Ward, of Pueblo, Jane Starritt of Colorado Springs, JoAnn Ward of Albion, Neb.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grand-children; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. “Jerry” Ward, on July 7, 2013; son, Greg Ward, in 2009; and her sister, Phyllis Orr. Dolly was born to Maurice J. and Edith Ivey on Oct. 15, 1929, in Pueblo. Dolly served as a bank officer at United Bank of Pueblo for many years. Member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at First Congregational UCC, 228 W. Evans Ave. Private inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Those who desire, may make memorials to First Congregational UCC in her memory.

Ward, Norman D.
Norman D. Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2015 - Norman D. Ward, 75, passed away Feb. 28, 2015, in Pueblo. Norman had lived most of his life in Pueblo and was employed for many years at the CMHIP. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolind in 2009, and son, Steven Ward in 2010. Norman is survived by his children, Rob Patterson, Carl Ward, Deborah (Gary) Thompson, Tonie (Lyman) Rutledge, Kindra (Darren) White, Cheryl (Don) Viles and Tanya Ward; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Imperial Cemetery.

Ward, Thomas Crawford Sr.
Thomas (Tom) Crawford Ward Sr. - Chronicle News - October 31, 2003 - Longtime resident of Trinchera and Branson, Thomas (Tom) Crawford Ward Sr., age 90, went home to be with the Lord on October 28, 2003. He was born on February 28, 1913, to William and Nora Belle Ward in Lockney, Texas. In 1917, Tom’s family moved from Texas to Branson in a covered wagon. They then homesteaded north of Trinchera on the Purgatoire River. He proudly served in the Armored 1st Calvary Division from 1941-1943. On December 20, 1952, he was united in marriage to Rose Rael. Tom enjoyed life to the fullest each and every day, and always counted his blessings. He was a gentle, kind-hearted and loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend who will truly be missed and always remembered. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Nora Belle Ward, brothers George, Joe, Albert, L.D. and Jean; sisters Mary, Lucy and Odelia. Survivors are wife Rose Ward, Bran-son; sister Nancy Kerby, Trinidad; children Tom (Rose) Ward Jr., Branson, Jean (Don) Breazeal, Dalhart, TX, Alberta Ward (Erwin Morton), Branson, Marty (Jean) Velasquez, Trinidad, Jackie (Charles) Mock, Branson; sisters- and brothers-in-law Dorothy Ward, California, Dean Ward, Branson, Helen Wratislaw, Sedalia, Eva Cordova, Denver, Ernest (Phylis) Rael, Denver, Hildo (Rosabelle) Rael, Trinidad; grandchildren Chantel Ward, Amanda and Jared Sceigel, Nathan Ward, Billy and Kristy Breazeal, Melissa and Dave Roush, Dillon and Andrea Breazeal, Tamera Morton, Wyatt Mock, Stevie Mock, Cole Mock, Mariah Mock; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are special friends Sally Hudson and Carlos Sandoval, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Monday, November 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Tom Melancon officiating. Interment will follow at the Branson Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Tim Morrow, Phil Bernal, Wyatt Mock, Cole Mock, Dillon Breazeal, Nathan Ward, Dave Roush, and Marty Velasquez. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Branson Community Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Ward, Tony (Infant of)
Infant of Tony Ward – Walsenburg World – February 27, 1908 – Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ward’s little baby died from an attack of measles on Tuesday night. The little thing was only a few months old.

Ward, Virginia
Virginia Ward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2016 - Virginia Ward, 84. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wardwell, Gertrude Zell
Gertrude Zell Wardwell - The Gazette - March 20, 2011 - Gertrude Zell Wardwell passed away on March 5th, 2011. Known as Trudy to her family and friends, she was born in Colorado Springs, Co in 1937 to postmaster Robert H. and Gladys Knowles Wardwell, a piano teacher and concert performer. Trudy attended CO SP High School, Mills and Whitworth Colleges to name a few. She received her B.A. in English from the latter in 1962. Tudy married Eugene Cordova in 1953, and had two children, Cathryn Jean Cordova-Garbers (Ward) of Rye, CO and Robert Carl Cordova (Lori) of Visalia, CA who survive her. Her adult grandchildren number 5. She's also survived by her brother, Robert H. Wardwell (Naeda) of Colorado Springs. Her many interests led her to several careers among which were her favorite as a Kindergarten teacher and least favorite, as a Real Estate broker. When she retired from that job in 1981, she left California and moved home to Colorado to a 71 acre homestead ranch in Westcliffe, with her beloved animals. Living in a old log cabin in dense woods and taking care of horses, summer cows, and donkeys to name a few, she penned a column for the weekly newspaper. It was called, "Meanwhile Back at Three Creeks Ranch", about all the wildlife. When her health failed, she moved to Pueblo, Co with her Chihuahua, Tico; Pomeranian, Pumpkin; and Rikki cat. She fell in love with the little town on the prairie with its' ethnic mix of open and friendly people. It reminded her of the once small prairie town of Colorado Springs where she'd grown up. The only regret she had about joining her Lord was having to leave her children and beloved pets behind but she firmly believed they'd all be reunited one day. Ms. Wardwell's remains have been cremated and she asked that no service be held; attending funerals always left her sad. A memorial service will be held Sunday the 27th of March at her home. Any memorial donations may be made locally at PAWS for Life Shelter at 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Co 81003 ( or also to the Z Scholarship for women writers. Send your contribution to Z Scholarship, Windbreak House Retreats, P.O. Box 169, Hermosa, S.D. 577440-169; label the check "Z scholarship."

Ware, Edith
Edith Ware – Walsenburg World – March 4, 1904 – Death of Miss Ware – Sunday morning the entire community of LaVeta was shocked by the announcement that Miss Edith Ware was dead. She had been quite sick for a number of days, but her case was not supposed to be critical until Saturday night. The funeral which was held Monday, was attended by a host of the young lady’s friends and was directed by Dr. Emerson, who spoke touchingly of the departed, using as his text, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.” Rev. M. B. Milne of Walsenburg, formerly Miss Ware’s pastor, was called to assist in the services, and sang one of the favorite hymns, and spoke of the plans of the young lady who had outlined a missionary training course with his help. The remains were laid beside those of a younger sister, who died two years ago, in the LaVeta Cemetery. Miss Ware was 24 years old with an unusually fine personality, with its consequent influence for good, and although her ambition to serve her Lord and humanity as a foreign missionary were never realized, she had accomplished more in the nine years of Christian life than many who live the allotted term of years. The family, thus bereaved, maybe rejoice in the sympathy of the entire town and in the conviction that the Lord has called the daughter and sister to a high and noble service in his courts above.

Ware, Mary
Mary Martha Ware - Pueblo Chieftain – August 26, 2014 - Mary Martha Ware, 71, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 22, 2014.

Warfield, Dale E.
Dale E. Warfield - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2016 - Dale E. Warfield, 89, of Pueblo, born in Austin, Minn., passed away peacefully at home Nov. 19, 2016. Dale is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lorvene Warfield; children, David (Andrea) Warfield of Arvada, Lee (Pam) Warfield of Independence, Mo., Virginia Warfield of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Ryann, Kyle, Erica, Garrett; and great-grandchild, Ivan. Preceded in death by sister, Winifred, and brother, Warren, both of Minnesota. Dale served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and had a long career in electronics engineering and retired from his career as a professor at USC (CSU-Pueblo) in 1991. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Warhurst, Ralph K.
Ralph King Warhurst Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – September 27, 1918 – South Side Board Puts 76 Men in Class One – Classification on questionnaires of men who registered September 12, was begun yesterday by the south side draft board… The following 76 men have been placed in class 1 and more are to be added: Ralph King Warhurst, Jr. Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 1918 – Word was received in the city yesterday announcing the death of Ralph K. Warhurst, Jr., aged 18 years, a government munitions worker at Nitro, W. Va. The deceased resided at 109 West Abriendo. He had lived in this city all of his life and attended Carlisle school. He is survived by his father, Ralph K. Sr., three sisters, Zona and Ruth of Pueblo, and Mrs. Della Dunlap of Claypool, Arizona. Interment will be made in this city. The time will be announced later by the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 1918 – The body of Ralph K. Warhurst Jr., who died at Nitro, West Virginia, Wednesday, will arrive in this city Tuesday. The funeral announcement will be made later by the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 1918 – The body of Ralph K. Warhurst will arrive in Pueblo Tuesday. Funeral announcement will be made later, by the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 1918 – The funeral of Ralph K. Warhurst was held from the McCarthy chapel yesterday morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. J. Arthur Jeffers conducted private services. The pall bearers were Edward C. Kearney, Edward Haggerty, Robert Craddock and Homer Lewis. Interment in the family lot in Roselawn cemetery. [Note: Ralph K. Warhurst, Birth: unknown; Death: Oct. 24, 1918; Note: Date is Approx Interment; Burial: Roselawn Cemetery , Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA, Plot: 12 190F 1.]

Wark, James G.
James G. Wark - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2015 - James G. Wark, 84, longtime Pueblo resident and business owner, passed into eternity on June 16, 2015. Jim was born on Feb. 1, 1931, in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School in 1949 and attended Michigan Tech, graduating in 1954, with degrees in mining and geological engineering. He served as a naval aviator in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958, when he was honorably discharged. In December 1955, he married his beloved, Judy (nee Springer), of Pensacola, Fla. They became the proud parents of four sons, James, a chef, of Denver, John, a pilot-photographer, of Pueblo, Robert, a lawyer, of Texas, and Charles, a machinist, of Pennsylvania, who survive him; along with a grandson, Connor Wark of Texas; and their mother. From 1958 to 1968, Jim was a mining engineer and pilot for CF&I, then became the resident mining engineer for Iron Ore Operations in Cedar City, Utah, until 1975, when he returned to CF&I as chief mining engineer until 1979. From 1979 to 1984, he was manager of mines for the company, overseeing three deep coal mines, three iron ore mines, two stone quarries and headed the geology and exploration departments. From 1984 to 1992, Jim was president of Evergreen Land and Resource Company. At the time of his passing, he was owner of Airphoto-North America of Pueblo, a leading national supplier of aerial photography. Aviation played a major role in Jim’s life for 62 years. He was a lifetime member of the Tailhook Association. In 2011, he received the FAA Wright Brothers Award for 50-plus years of accident-free and violation-free flight. He was a past director and lifetime trustee of the Western Museum of Mining and Industry located in Colorado Springs, and a past member of the Board of Western Governors of the American Mining Congress. In 2005, Jim was given the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Aerial Photographers Association. He also was given the very first EPSON Aerial Photographer of the Year Award in 2006 and received it again in 2012. Jim photographed nine books on aerial photography and authored three such books. Jim was a Christian Scientist. He loved his family, hockey, bicycles, canoes, airplanes, cameras and rocks. At his request, there will be no service. Cremation will take place with private burial at Swallows Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2015 - James G. Wark, 84. Celebration of life, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Union Depot.

Warmack, Dorothy
Dorothy Warmack - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2014 - Dorothy Lorraine “Sid” (Secora) Warmack, born April 7, 1931, to Paul and Elenora Secora, went to be with our Lord Oct. 11, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, William Warmack; children, Suzanne (Randy) Moore, William (Tamyra) Warmack, Michael (Suzy) Warmack, Kevin (Garilyn) Warmack, Valerie (Gregory) Hawthorne; grandchildren, Jamie (Will), Corey (Audrey), Nick, Jessica (Lance), Erin, Stefani (Ryan), Karissa, Wesley, Kyle, Kelsey, Jeremy, Erica (Cody), Michael, Dillon, Megan; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Colin, Jocelyn, Kayleen, Ewan, Sawyer, Sterling, Quinn; brothers, John and Alvin (Linda); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy loved music; she began playing the piano at age 7, and played piano and organ for church most of her life. She also attained certification as a medical transcriptionist. Dorothy was the most loving, caring and giving woman anyone would meet and she will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, followed by a rosary at 6 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Holy Family Parish, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Warmack, William Edgar
William Edgar "Red" Warmack - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2015 - William Edgar “Red” Warmack, born Oct. 4, 1929, to Elizabeth and William Warmack, was called home March 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy Lorraine Warmack. He is survived by his children, Suzanne (Randy) Moore, William (Tamyra) Warmack, Michael (Susan) Warmack, Kevin (Garilyn) Warmack and Valerie (Gregory) Hawthorne; grandchildren, Jamie (Will), Corey (Audrey), Nick, Jessica (Lance), Erin, Stefani (Ryan), Karissa, Wesley, Kyle, Kelsey, Jeremy, Erica (Cody), Michael, Dillon, Megan; and eight great-grandchildren. He especially cherished his family and looked forward to spending time with them. Bill served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bill worked at the CF&I Steel Corp. for 43 years. He started as a third helper in the open hearth, brick gang and laborer. He attended correspondence school to enable him to become a machinist at the roll shop, where he spent most of his career. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed making spinners and knives, especially for those who shared his passion. He particularly enjoyed ice fishing at Lake Deweese, as well as trips to Blue Mesa in the summer. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Roselawn Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006. Immediately following, will be services at 11 a.m., with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Warn, Gary Leroy
Gary Leroy Warn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2017 - Gary Leroy Warn, 69, passed away on Jan. 30, 2017.

Warner, Ann B.
Ann B. Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2015 - Ann B. Warner was born in Waycross, Ga., on Oct. 13, 1924. She passed away on Oct. 28, 2015, at the Villa Pueblo. Ann is survived by her son, Rob (Elizabeth) Warner; and grandchildren, Veronica and Joe of Stuart, Fla.; daughter, Carol Warner (Pat McFarland) of Pueblo; sisters, Bev Loggie of California and Pat Griffin (Jerry Hayes) of Texas; loyal friends, Myrna Mc-Dowell and Evelyn Stamy. Ann retired from Colorado National Bank (United Bank) in Colorado Springs. She was a manicurist and also worked at the front desk at Canada House (Florida) and Las Encinas Hospital (California). After retirement, Ann enjoyed crafts, travel, dog-walking and pet-sitting. Ann recently represented the Villa for the 2015 Silver Queen contest. She was very honored to have been selected and received the third runner-up award. She was “thankful” for her friends and the staff at Villa Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to PAWS for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001. At her request, there will be no service. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring for friends and family.

Warner, Betty Marion
Betty Marion Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2015 - Betty Marion Warner died in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 28, 2015, at age 88. She lived most recently in Las Vegas and previously in Pueblo West. Prior to that, she resided in Black Forest, Colo., where she worked at Hewlett-Packard as a supervisor. She was a member of International Church of Las Vegas. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie A. Warner. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Imperial Funeral Home, followed by graveside service at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Warner, Linda
Linda (Thompson) Warner - Chronicle News - November 4, 2011 - Tuftonboro, NH - Linda (Thompson) Warner, 47 died October 31, 2011 at her home after a seven month battle with cancer. Linda was born October 2, 1964 in New Brunswick, NJ daughter of Robert and Barbara (Roepke) Thompson. She graduated from East Brunswick, NJ High School then continued her education at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ and the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo. For the past five years she was employed by the Lakes Region Humane Society as a Veterinary Technician. She initiated a program of having dogs which had been rescued by a humane society in Georgia transported to LRHS where they were made available for adoption. Previously she worked for Fisher Peak Veterinary Clinic in Trinidad, Colo., for 15 years before relocating to Tuftonboro in 2006. She loved animals and owned two horses and several dogs including Guido, a Great Pyrenees, who was a trained therapy dog and Pebbles, a border collie, who was trained for search and rescue. Linda loved horseback riding and owned her first horse after graduating from high school. While living in Trinidad she was active in the local riding club, competed in Western riding shows and was the club's all around champion in 1998. She is survived by her husband Scott of Tuftonboro, three step children Scott Jr., of Des Moines, NM, and Clint and Becky of Denver, Colo., her parents Robert and Barbara Thompson of Tuftonboro, her sisters Janet Young of Parsippany, NJ, Sandra Mullennix of Colorado Springs, Colo., her brothers Steven Thompson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael Thompson of Mira Loma, Calif., numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services are private. A Memorial Service is expected to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Linda Warner Memorial Fund and mailed to LRHS, PO Box 655 Ossipee, NH 03864. The fund will be split between the Lakes Region Humane Society's Saving Grace Fund and the Griffen Spaulding Humane Society in GA. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Warner, Rod
Rod Warner - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2017 - Rod Warner, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 21, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. Survived by his sister, Kristy. Rod will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. Arrangements pending.

Warner, Wilson
Wilson Warner – Walsenburg World – April 22, 1896 – Joshua Morris and family, and J. T. Bradshaw and family were suddenly called to El Moro last Friday to attend the funeral of Wilson Warner, who died Thursday night, and was buried Saturday at Trinidad. It seems hard to have to give him up so soon and unexpectedly, yet we submit to the inevitable and hope to meet him again.

Warren, Marion U.
Marion U. Warren She - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2016 - Marion U. Warren, of Pueblo West, passed away Feb. 15, 2016. was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond F. Warren; her three children, Carol, Linda and Michael Warren; parents, Alfred and Angelina Billingham; sister, Catherine Larsen; and brother, Alfred Billingham. She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Jerry R. Moore; and numerous nephews, nieces and their extended families and many friends. Marion’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at SonRise Church, 421 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Warren, Thomas
Thomas Warren – Walsenburg World – June 16, 1910 – Trinidad Engineer Commits Suicide – Thomas Warren, age 40 years, formerly an engineer on the Colorado and Southeastern Railroad, a small coal line, committed suicide at the Commercial Hotel in Trinidad Wednesday morning by taking rough on rats.

Warwick, Dakota James
Dakota James Warwick - Chronicle News - October 9, 2013 - Dakota James Warwick, 17, died unexpectedly in an accident on September 29, 2013 in Trinidad, Colorado. He is survived by his father Charles O. Warwick and his mother Penelope eight. Warwick of Trinidad, Colorado. Also survived by brothers Michael W. Dewey (Courtney) and Austin B. Warwick (Emily) of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Sisters Megan L. Hell (Josh) and Eleva V. Barnard (Cody) of Cortez, Colorado. Also his grandmother Victoria D. Sauer of Silverton, Oregon. Dakota was born at Brewster, Okanogan County, Washington State, on June 2, 1996. Later lived in Burns, Oregon until 2001 and then moved to Cortez, Colorado, leaving in 2005 and settling in Boncarbo area by Trinidad, Colorado. Private Memorial services will be for family members only. He loved his friends and family and had a good kind heart. The memory of him will not be forgotten! We’ll miss living without him, as will his relatives and friends. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Washburn, Muriel Elaine
Muriel Elaine Washburn - Chronicle News - August 5, 2011 - Muriel Elaine Washburn, 84, of Trinidad, Colo., passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, IN. She was born on December 24, 1926 to Silas and Cora (Jewett) Sheldon in Oswego, N.Y. Muriel was a homemaker and had also been a beautician in both Ore., and N.Y. She was a member of Lord’s Chapel in Segundo, Co. and the VFW in Ore. Having been a wife of a Marine, she was very patriotic. The greatest joys in her life were her family and dear friends. In addition to her parents, , Muriel was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Washburn, daughter Juanita Hawthorne, two sons Jon and Carl Washburn, one sister Leona Haas, grandson Patrick Walker and great-grandsons Lance Martin Walker and Christian Patrick Richardson. She is survived by three daughters, Lorelee (Mike) Palmetier, Noblesville, IN, Jan (Julian) Martinez, Trinidad, Colo., Lani (Daniel) Plath, Toledo, OH., 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Burial was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., alongside her husband and two sons. Arrangements under direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Washington, Kenneth (Rev.)
Rev. Kenneth Washington - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2014 - Rev. Kenneth Washington, 73. Rev. Kenneth Washington Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St.

Wasson, Edward W.
Edward W. Wasson – Walsenburg World – January 30, 1902 – Veteran Dies – Edward W. Wasson, an old soldier died yesterday at the Pueblo hospital. He was a member of Company H, 15th West Virginia infantry during the Civil War. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Wasson, Janet M.
Janet M. Wasson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2017 - Janet M. Wasson, 71. Born Feb. 16, 1946, and passed May 3, 2017. Janet was preceded by her parents, James and Betty Strong; aunt, Lillian Covillo; and grandparents. Survived by her husband, George; daughters, Jennifer (Sean) Tibbs of Pueblo West, Renee (Rob) Perez of Roseville, Calif.; stepdaughter, Michelle (James) Baca of Pueblo; siblings, James (Deb) Strong of Denver, Joe Strong of Denver, John (Becky) Strong of Fort Collins, Jeanine (Dan) Erickson of Tustin, Calif. Several members of the Wasson family are left to cherish Janet's memory also, mother-in-law, Ruth Wasson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Dennis Wasson of Omaha, Neb., and Larry (Carolyn) Wasson of Tempe, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Marta (Darrell) Davis of Lavista, Neb. Seven grandchildren are part of this blended family, Taryn and Nicholas Tibbs, Carson and Sophia Perez, Thomas, Hope and Faith Baca. To most of them, Janet was known as Nonna. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Rest in peace, sweet Nonna.

Wasson, Michael
Michael Wasson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2017 - Michael Wasson, 55, passed away on March 3, 2017, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 10, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo., but moved to Colorado shortly thereafter. He spent time in Iowa, North Carolina and Texas, before eventually returning to Pueblo, where he made his home for most of his adult life. Michael worked for the majority of his professional life in health care, most recently as an RN at Parkview Medical Center. He was a natural caregiver and was dedicated to his patients. He loved his coworkers, many of whom became lifelong friends. Michael loved animals and always had a house full of pets. He opened his home to countless stray animals over the years. He was a skilled horseman and had a special touch with all animals. Michael was an accomplished cook and enjoyed feeding family and friends. He loved to travel, go camping and to spend time with loved ones. Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tony and Mona Giadone. Michael was lucky to have found his spouse and soulmate of almost 20 years, Bob Hudson. Michael also is survived by his mother, Ida Giadone; sister, Jenna Price (Joe); and niece, Audrey; sister-in-law, Melissa Stone (Shane); nieces, Emily and Taylee; and nephew, Guy; brother-in-law, Tra Hudson (Carol); niece, Lauren; and nephew, Matthew; uncle, Ron Giadone (Leslie); and cousins, Dante and Damian; and many beloved extended family members and countless friends. Michael fought cancer with the same grace and determination with which he lived his life, and we are grateful to his many medical care providers. We will be honoring Michael in a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo, CO 81004. Reception immediately following the service at Romero Courtesy Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Watada, Takeshi Alfred
Takeshi Alfred Watada - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2015 - Takeshi Alfred Watada. Takeshi was born on Nov. 11, 1925, in Fort Lupton, Colo., to Matajiro and En Watada. He passed away surrounded by his family on Dec. 10, 2015, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. Takeshi was the second of 12 children who grew up in Fort Lupton. He graduated from Platteville Consolidated High School in 1943. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 during WWII in the Military Intelligence Service, and was stationed in Japan with the occupation forces and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. He married Margaret Shizuko Ichikawa on Feb. 10, 1952, and had three sons, Douglas, Gary and Stanley. He was a farmer for many years in Fort Lupton, Colo. He was a charter member of the Fort Lupton Lions Club, and was the last surviving charter member of the club and Melvin Jones Award recipient, and was on the board of directors of the Colorado Lions Camp and served for over 60 years. Takeshi is survived by his sons; and siblings, Eiji, Ben, Jane, Tomiko, Arthur, Bob, Gene, Everett and Bill; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret; and brothers, Andrew and Albert. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 2015, at Fort Lupton United Methodist Church, 306 Park Ave., Fort Lupton, CO 80621.

Waterman, Orza
Orza “Leroy (Hoss)” Waterman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2016 - Orza “Leroy (Hoss)” Waterman. May 28, 1967- Aug. 17, 2016. Preceded in death by grandparents, Orza and Pansy; and mother, Ginger. Survived by sister, Autumn; children, Elizabeth (Nathan), Samantha, Amanda and Cody; grandchildren, David, Michael, Mickayla, Tristianna and Amethyst.

Waters, Betty June
Betty June Waters - The Herald Democrat - January 6, 2012 - Services for Betty June Waters, 77, of Walsenburg, Colo. and formerly of Princeton, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen. Mrs. Waters died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Walsenburg. Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Waters of Walsenburg, Colo.; sons, Terry Jackson of Princeton and Leonard Jackson of LaJunta, Colo.; brother, Wayne Meuir of Lavon; sisters Alma Welborn, Dee Thomas and Linda Teafatiller, all of Princeton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Watkin, Delorios
Delorios Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2016 - Delorios Watkins joined Medford Watkins, Thursday Jan. 7, 2016. She was loved by all: her two daughters, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was a loving wife, mother and Christian. At her request, cremation will take place and no service.

Watkins, Carol
Carol Charles Watkins - The Daily Sentinel - September 29, 2006 - Carol Watkins, twice honored as "Del Mar's Woman of the Year", wife, mother, grandmother, writer, philanthropist, charity fundraiser, artist, community activist, born September 7, 1933 and passed peacefully September 23, 2006. As a friend said, "if enthusiasm were contagious, Carol could start an epidemic." Carol was born in Walsenburg, CO, raised in Rock Springs, WY and met her husband, Jim, while both attended the University of Oregon. They moved to Del Mar from Visalia, CA in 1966, to live and raise their four children, Kit, Kliff (Jim), Kris and KC. Carol worked as a reporter for the Citizens newspaper and simultaneously opened several shops in Del Mar including the Vintage Press, the Sugar Plum Bakery followed by the Grunion's Run Café in Carlsbad, Christmas Carol's art consignment shop and various art lofts. She started numerous little theater groups and to fight drug abuse, did undercover work for the Sheriff's Department. She helped her husband, Jim open a dozen resorts starting with the Del Mar Inn in the 1960's and ending with L'Auberge Del Mar in 1989. As a community activist, Carol was instrumental in forming the first "Citizens for Del Mar" organization, to oppose a large high rise development proposed on the north bluffs of Del Mar. Largely as a result of Carol's efforts, the beauty and the grandeur of the natural northern bluffs of Del Mar are protected forever. In 1972 Carol coordinated with the sponsorship of the Del Mar Rotary and chartered T.I.P (Turn in a Pusher) for San Diego County. That organization is still active today as "Crime Stoppers". She was a long time member of the HDSA (Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association). In 1983, Carol at the age of 50, was the oldest finalist in the Mrs. California pageant. In 1985, Carol, who never thinks small, said "wouldn't it be great to have an Olympic Training Center in San Diego!" Ed Fike, of the San Diego Union wrote, "The odds against this magnificent asset being here in San Diego were so long it would be considered a miracle". That didn't deter Carol. After six years of efforts the Lake Otay Olympic Training Center opened in the summer of 1991. The list of her accomplishments seems endless. Carol loved horses, dogs and people, probably in that order. She was fiercely patriotic; unbelievably generous and made everyone feel like part of her family. She lived the American dream. She was a friend of "Bill W" for over 30 years and has helped literally dozens of soles who had lost their way; find a new and wonderful life of sobriety. In between Carol's other endeavors, she produced and chaired more than a dozen charity events including the Burt Bacharach, Bill Shoemaker Celebrity Tennis Classic benefiting the Horseman's Benevolent Protection Association, the James Franciscus Charity Tennis Classic, the Bruce Jenner Celebrity Tennis Classic benefiting abused children, the Canine Companions, the John Duffy Foundation and co-hosted the World Celebrity Tennis Classic for Prince Rainer and the Princess Grace Foundation in Monte Carlo. Her charity events featured such celebrities as Jack Klugman, Farah Fawcett, Dick Van Patten, Donna Mills, Carl Reiner, John Forsythe and many others. Carol was unique and a favorite of the Hollywood crowd. Of Carol's many creative and off the wall escapades, her friend Desi Arnez said "Carol, you are the real life Lucy". Her husband, Jim said "Carol had boundless energy, was mischievous as all get out, creativity and talent galore, plus being a wonder wife and mother of our four kids and a heart as big as all outdoors. Despite the many adventures and accomplishments in her life, Carol will most be remembered for her kind and loving heart; for the way she made people feel special; she is truly unforgettable. Carol was the love of our lives and she will be deeply missed. She is survived by her husband, Jim, their four children and eight grandchildren.

Watkins, Henry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Henry Watkins – Walsenburg World – August 5, 1896 – Mrs. Henry Watkins after a long and painful illness died at her home in Bradford, Wednesday, July 29, and the remains were interred in the Gardner Cemetery Friday. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved husband and too little children.

Watkins, Lena Mae
Lena Mae Ward Watkins - The Gazette - July 3, 2007 - Lena Mae Ward Watkins, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2007. She was born in Berlin, Oklahoma, October 27, 1917 to Charley and Elizabeth Sandusky. In 1928 she moved to Southeastern Colorado where she was valedictorian of the class of 1935 from Thatcher High School in Las Animas School district. She received her RN degree in 1940 from the Minnequa School of Nursing at Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Her nursing career spanned almost 40 years, working at Corwin Hospital and later at Colorado State Hospital where she was a chief division nurse. After residing in Pueblo almost 50 years, she moved to Colorado Springs in 1989. She married Lewis P. Ward of Pueblo, Colorado in 1942, who preceded her in death July 3, 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Edith and Mary, and her second husband Thomas Watkins of Lakin, Kansas. Lena Mae is survived by her children Lewis (Geri) Ward of Colorado Springs, Karen (Richard) Gorrell of Colorado Springs, and Linda (Chuck) McIntyre of Canon City; grandchildren John (Cheri) Ward, Richard (Erika) Ward, Kevin (Sierra) McIntyre, Shelley (Paul) Lugauer, Kimberly (Scott) Santa Cruz, Kerrie (Chris Hogg) Gorrell, Kelly (Brian) Giacomozzi; great grandchildren Evan, Holly and Heather Ward, Reese Ward, Shon, Carmelita and Stephen McIntyre, Bethany and Luke Lugauer, Ian and Sarah Gorrell, Austyn Giacomozzi and Alexa Santa Cruz. She is also survived by a sister Lorena Rose of Trinidad and brother Charles (Julia) Sandusky of Pueblo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lena was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of Vista Grande Baptist Church. In addition to service at her church, she participated in mission trips to both China and Kenya. Besides her family and her church, her passions included playing the piano and singing, painting, gardening, reading, traveling, genealogy, and the Colorado Rockies. In 2003 she moved to The Bridge Assisted Living and enjoyed many friendships there with residents and staff. Services are scheduled for 10:30 AM Thursday July 5th at Vista Grande Baptist Church located at 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. (corner of Stetson Hills & Powers) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The family will have internment services in Pueblo at Imperial Gardens at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Grande Baptist Church, or to a charity of your choice.

Watkins, Stefanie
Stefanie Watkins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 2016 - Stefanie Watkins, born May 29, 1983, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 31, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survived by parents, Steve and Vicky Watkins; sister, Tiffany (Stewart) Gold; brother, Luke (Marla) Watkins; grandfather, Bud Swartz; niece, Charlee Kay Watkins; and nephew, Max Gold. Preceded in death by grandparents, Vern and Jerry Watkins and Katherine Swartz, all of Pueblo. Private memorial service will be held for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Diabetes Association Camp Colorado through the mortuary.

Watson, Alex
Alex Watson - Chronicle News - August 21, 2013 - Alex Watson, 84, of Trinidad was called home to rest with our Lord on August 18, 2013. He was born in Hoehne, Colorado on May 4, 1929 to James and Felecita (Montoya) Watson. Alex was a loving man, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was an Army Korean War veteran and he retired from the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Andy Allan coal mine. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Felecita Watson; brother, Elias Watson, grandson Jarod Brunelli, sister-in-law, Helen Watson; and brother-in-law, Dennis Hollingsworth. Survivors are his daughters: Beverly (Jim) good one; Debbie (Thomas) Murphy; Sandy (George) Veltri; sisters: Helen Hollingsworth and Mary (Steve) DeLong; and Jim Brunelli. Grandchildren include: Lindsay and Justin Goodwin, David Brunelli, Kevin and Megan Veltri; great-grandchildren are Benjamin and Sophie Rose Brunelli. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Alex loved watching all sporting events and was known to call his family and friends what a bronco or Colorado Rockies game was on. He looked forward every year to the Labor Day parade and rodeo. Public viewing will be on Thursday, August 22 from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Funeral will be on Friday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: David and Jim Brunelli, Lindsay and Justin Goodwin, Kevin and Megan Veltri, and Dennis Hollingsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Noah’s Ark in his memory because Alex loved all animals.

Watson, Alfred Milton
Alfred “Al” Milton Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 2016 - Alfred “Al” Milton Watson, 86, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Alfred was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Trinidad, Colo., to Manuel and Antonia (Martinez) Watson. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1948. On Nov. 17, 1950, he married Margaret Abeyta in Trinidad. Alfred was employed as a crane operator for the former Colorado Fuel & Iron until 1985, at which time he retired. Alfred was a natural artist and quoted in his high school annual, “A world of art is a world of dreams.” He enjoyed drawing caricatures of his children and grandchildren spontaneously and had a very funny sense of humor. He always wanted to make his friends and family feel good and laugh. He loved listening to music by Dire Straits, Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Mongo Jerry, the Beatles and more. He had a knack for whistling beautifully along to his favorite songs, and he was very animated when doing so. Alfred loved his former pets, Minnie and Pennie, and most recently, the love of his life, Rosie. He treated his pets like children and wanted to make sure they were always safe and comfortable. Alfred loved his children and grandchildren. Every grandchild learned at an early age that it was fun and funny to sit on their Grandpa Watson’s lap so he could sing and bounce them endlessly. Alfred is survived by his children, Roberta Donnell (Dan), Jeanne Lucero (Henry), Gary Watson (Laura), Myra Robb (Scott), Annette Coss (Doug); 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brother, OJ Watson (Aileen) of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and his sister, Barbara Daveline of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Antonia Watson; his wife, Margaret Abeyta Watson in 2015; his sons, William Watson in 2013, Jeffrey Watson in 2014; and his brother, Conrad Watson in 2011. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Montgomery Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Deacon Marco Vegas will be officiating. Cemetery services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo.

Watson, Alice Hazel
Alice Hazel (Garner) Watson - Wet Mountain Tribune - March 1, 2007 - Funeral Service Saturday for Alice Garner Watson, 51 - Funeral services will be held Saturday in Pueblo for Former Valley resident Alice Hazel (Garner) Watson, late of Beulah. Mrs. Watson died Feb. 26, 2007, as a result of cancer. She was 51. She was born July 25, 1955 in Richmond, Calif., to Frank and Dorothy Garner. Mrs. Watson grew up in Westcliffe, and attended local schools until her senior year. She was a 1974 graduate of Fowler High School. She had worked for the former Columbia House distribution center in Colorado City, and also worked for many years at the Colorado State Fair. Additionally, she operated a home day care center. She was a member of the Fellowship of the Rockies Church. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by two infant sons; her father; a sister, Louise Camper; and a niece, Trisha, and a nephew, Chad. She is survived by her husband, John Douglas Watson, and a daughter, Jami (Mrs. David) Koehler. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Lindy, Tristan and Ryan; her mother, Dorothy Garner of Colorado City; a brother, Chuck (and wife, Jaque) Garner of Texas; two sisters, Jody (Mrs. Ray) Kline of Canon City and Frankie (Mrs. Ken) Scott of Colorado City; and special “chosen sisters” Neva Storm and Tish Buda. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship of the Rockies Church on the south side of Pueblo. Interment will follow at the Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Fellowship of the Rockies Church, or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The Adrian Comer funeral home in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2007 - Alice Hazel (Garner) Watson, 51 of Beulah, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Alice leaves to cherish her memory; husband, John Douglas Watson; daughter, Jami (David) Koehler; the joys of her life, grandchildren, Lindy, Tristan and Ryan. Alice also leaves behind her loving mother, Dorothy Garner of Colorado City; brother, Chuck (Jaque) Garner, Texas; sisters, Jody (Ray) Kline of Canon City, Frankie (Ken) Scott of Colorado City; and special chosen sisters, Neva Storm and Tish Buda. She has many special adopted children. Alice will be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Alice was preceded in death by her two infant sons; her loving father, Frank Garner; sister, Louise Camper; niece, Trisha; and nephew, Chad. Alice grew up in Westcliffe, Colo., and she attended Custer County schools until her senior year when she graduated from Fowler High School in 1974. Alice worked at Columbia House in Colorado City, many years at the State Fair as well as running a home day care. She spent the last two years of her life taking care of her precious grandchildren and loved every minute of it. Alice was a member of the Fellowship of the Rockies Church where a funeral service will be held, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Fellowship of the Rockies and/or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Watson, Antionette
Antionette Watson - Chronicle News - December 23, 2010 - Antionette Watson, age 70, passed away at Parkview Hospital on December 21, 2010 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Sopris, Colorado on August 22, 1940 to Rose (DeAngelis) and August Zamborelli. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 3-7 pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral will be Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tom Zamborelli, Stephen Zamborelli, Gene Pacheco, Joseph DeAngelis, Joe DeAngelis, Dan Nuschy, Donald DeAngelis, and Ray Barela. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. The family may be contacted at 2634 Espinoza. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Watson, Conrad J.
Conrad J. Watson - Chronicle News - December 2, 2011 - Conrad J. Watson, May 16, 1928 - November 26, 2011 - Conrad is survived by his Wife Mary Alice and 4 children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Thomas James Watson, John Conrad Watson and Margret Watson and daughters: Hannah, Tallulah and Isabella: Diana Marie Harder and David Harder and 4 Children: Rachel Marie Heckenbach-Angel and Kevan Angel and Their 2 children: Abigail and Noah Angel. Rebecca Ann Heckenbach, William Conrad Heckenbach, Hannah Renae Harder. Marylyn Ann Watson-Leary of Arlington, VA. Funeral Service at Drinkwine Family Chapel Tuesday December 6th, 2011 at 12 noon. With Interment and Army Honors following at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Watson, Jeffery Ronald
Jeffery Ronald Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2014 - Jeffery Ronald Watson, 44, died while at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 23, 2014. Jeff was born Jan. 15, 1970, to Alfred and Margaret Watson, in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Conrad Watson. Survived by daughters, Abby and Jenna (Brenda) Watson; parents, Alfred and Margaret Watson; siblings, Roberta (Dan) Donnell, Jeanne (Henry) Lucero, Gary (Laura) Watson, Myra (best friend, Scott) Robb, Annette (Doug) Coss; special nephew, Buddy Watson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Growing up Jeff was affectionately known as “Watusie,” to his close friends, who will always be known as his other brothers. He was a graduate of Centennial High School, where he excelled in baseball and tennis and attended Colorado State University-Pueblo. Jeff was an avid reader and wrote many poems, unpublished stories and short articles. He enjoyed playing golf, fly-fishing, bowling, and attending and watching his favorite professional sports teams, the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and especially, the Colorado Rockies. Forever, a big NASCAR fan, Tony Stewart was one of Jeff’s favorite drivers. Jeff served in the United States Air Force and after being honorably discharged, worked as a security and police officer with Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and CAIC. In lieu of flowers, please kindly donate to the: Abby and Jenna Watson Scholarship Fund. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at The Olde Town Carriage House, 102 S. Victoria Ave. in Pueblo. Funeral arrangements through the Veteran’s Administration are pending.

Watson, Jerry
Jerry Watson – Walsenburg World – June 14, 1904 – Shot a Man – During a quarrel at Rouse Sunday night, Alph. Parr, a colored man, shot and killed J. Watson, also colored. After the shooting Parr came to Walsenburg and gave himself up to the officers. The dead man was brought here last evening and the body is at the Cox & Furphy undertaking rooms. Walsenburg World – December 9, 1904 – District Court in Session – District Court of the Third Judicial District sitting in and for Huerfano County was convened in the Mazzone Opera House Wednesday morning with Judge Northcutt on the bench and R. R. Ross prosecuting. Alf Parr pleaded guilty to the murder of Jerry Watson and was sentenced to from 5 to 8 years in the pen.

Watson, Kathleen Margaret
Kathleen Margaret Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 2015 - Kathleen Margaret Watson passed away Dec. 24, 2014, in Pueblo. She was 93. Inurnment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery. No public services are planned.

Watson, Lanelle Louise
Lanelle Louise Watson - Chronicle News - April 21, 2004 - Lanelle Louise Watson, after losing a brave and courageous battle with a very destructive disease, died at 33 years young. She was born November 28, 1970 and passed away April 18, 2004. Ms. Watson was preceded in death by longtime Trinidad area residents, her grandparents, Abel Saiz Jr., and John and Emma T. Watson. She is survived by her son Derrick J. Watson; her grandmother Ella (Cordova) Saiz; parents John and Rosabel (Saiz) Watson; two special friends, Aaron Bernal and Rick Lopez; brothers Stanley J. Watson, Gary A. (Lisa) Watson; sisters Beverly A. (Dan) Guyer, Elaine B. Watson (Dan Abernathy); and a large loving extended family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews cousins and friends. All services will take place in Trinidad, CO. Funeral services will be Friday, April 23, 2004 with Rosary at 9:15 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Watson Jr. (Dad), Stanley J. Watson (Brother), Gary A.J. Watson (Brother), Dan Zamora (Uncle), John Ross Hewitt (Nephew), Dustin Guyer (Nephew), Aaron Bernal and Rick Lopez. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations please be sent to the Colorado Chapter, Scleroderma Foundation, P.O. Box 460940, Aurora, CO 80046. She was loved greatly and will be missed very much by all. May our God remember all the wonderful things she has done for those who have had the privilege of knowing her. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Watson, Margaret C.
Margaret C. Watson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2015 - Margaret C. Watson, 81, entered eternal life on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sons, William Conrad Watson and Jeffrey Ronald Watson. Her spirit is carried on by her husband of 65 years, Alfred Watson; children, Roberta (Dan) Donnell, Jeanne (Henry) Lucero, Gary (Laura) Watson, Myra (Scott) Robb and Annette (Doug) Coss; grandchildren, Buddy Watson, Erica Lucero, Regina (Tony) Lucero-Gonzales, Mark Lucero, Kenny Lucero, Angela Lucero, Vincent Lucero, Ann Tuffin, Matthew Tuffin, Nicole Johnson, Rick Johnson, Maggie Gardner, Katie Robb, Jalun Watson, Kalie Watson, Allie Watson, Abby Watson, Jenna Watson, TJ Cernac and Ashley Cernac; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Lucero and Larai Lucero. She also had an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life. Margaret leaves behind a special and delicate place in her heart for her poodle, Rosie. Margaret was born Oct. 5, 1933, to the union of John and Frances Abeyta, in Denver, Colo. She married Alfred Watson on Nov. 17, 1950, in Trinidad, Colo. Shortly afterward, Alfred and Margaret moved to Pueblo, where they established a warm and loving home. Margaret began working in classified advertising at The Pueblo-Star Journal and The Pueblo Chieftain on July 28, 1966, as a classified clerk. She was promoted to clerk II and eventually became classified supervisor in October of 1971. She remained a dedicated and hard-working employee for the next 29 years. She retired from The Pueblo Chieftain in 1999, but briefly returned that same year, and then took full retirement in 2000. While at The Chieftain, Margaret made many lifelong friends she considered family and whom she continued to love dearly. Spending time with her children and grandchildren was the single most important aspect of Margaret’s life. She was a caring mother and the most warm and loving grandmother. Whether you were just visiting or passing through, she treated you like family and made you feel like you were one of her own. Margaret was loved and well respected by everyone. Margaret was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and anyone who happened to be at the house during dinner time, she always had an extra plate ready. Missing a Sunday dinner at the Watson house was simply unacceptable. Margaret’s lasagna, Mexican food and her chicken tacos and beans were among the favorites. Family and friends can tell you, there was just something different and special about the way she prepared them. Not only were we spoiled by Margaret’s love for cooking, but she also loved decorating our home for the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter, and she prepared each holiday with the same love and attention to detail. Family and friends are invited to join us in the celebration of Margaret’s life, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Montgomery Steward Funeral Home, followed by interment services at Mountain View Cemetery.

Watson, Sarah
Sarah Watson – Walsenburg World – December 22, 1910 – Died at Ravenwood, Colorado, December 8, 1910, Sarah Watson, age 67 years, 10 months and six days.

Watson, T. J. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. J. Watson – Walsenburg World – June 9, 1905 – Dr. T. J. Watson, recently tried on a charge of having murdered his wife at New London, Missouri, being acquitted by the jury which tried him, has returned to Pueblo and probably will remain. Prior to one year ago Dr. Watson and his wife lived in Pueblo and were well known. From Pueblo they went to Denver and remained for several months. While on a visit east Mrs. Watson was killed in a runaway accident and the physician was charged with causing her death.

Watta, Andrea
Andrea Watta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2016 - Andrea Watta. Andy considered homemaking a creative adventure. Sewing and embroidery were her favorite hobbies. She attended arts and crafts classes, and always came up with imaginative ideas. Andy loved fishing and traveling with her beloved husband, Ray. Andy was a devoted Catholic. She loved saying her rosary every night. She loved her son, William, who she loved with all her heart. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ray; and her parents. Andy is survived by siblings, Telesfor, Leo, Trinnie, Martha, and Lillian. She will be greatly missed by her son, William; her sisters, brothers, many nephews and nieces, her step-family, her friends and neighbors. Visitation to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with rosary to follow. Service, 10 a.m., Dec. 20, 2016, at St. Francis Church.

Watta, Maxine
Maxine Watta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2017 - Maxine Watta went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2017. She is survived by her papa, Albino Romero, whom she loved dearly; son, Lucas Watta; two grandchildren, Luke and Artie Rael; and one great-grandchild, Baby Luke; her other half, Adao Carter; aunt, Jennie Jaramillo; multiple cousins; and many friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Priscilla Romero; and two brothers, Albino Jr. and Michael Romero. Maxine grew up in Pueblo, Colo. She was a graduate of South High School and was active in the local music scene with her husband, Ernie Watta. She extended her professional career to Hollywood and signed with MCI Records, Rocshire. She performed and did session work with The BusBoys, Brian McKnight, Gordon Lightfoot, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Rick James and Norman Whitfield, just to name a few. Maxine was larger than life in all she did, down to Earth, loved everyone, was a master of voice, music, art, design, yet she never forgot her roots. Always looking at the bright side of life, she lit up the room with her contagious smile and enthusiasm for life. She saw the best in everyone, forever the motivator and peace maker, radiating her light and love to anyone who was lucky enough to share part of her effervescent energy. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 24, in the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Watters, Norma Jean
Norma Jean 'Dorothy' Watters - Canon City Daily Record - December 12, 2000 - Norma Jean "Dorothy" Watters, 74, of Canon City, died Dec 11, 2000, in Pueblo. She was born March 17, 1926 in Canon City, to George & Esther Wall. Mrs. Watters was a lifelong resident of Fremont and Custer counties. She attended schools in both counties. After Mrs. Watter’s marriage, she raised her family in Canon City. She enjoyed crocheting and fishing. Mrs. Watters was a homemaker. She preferred the Nazarene faith. In Canon City, on June 17, 1945 she married Floyd Watters, who preceded her in death in 1993. She is survived by children: Linda Watters, Ronald (Rene) Watters, both of Canon City; grandchildren: Darren Watters, Sarah Jergens, Michael Del Duca and Mitchell Del Duca; all of Canon City. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Watters was preceded in death by two sisters. Visitation will be held until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, and noon Thursday, Dec. 14, at Wilson Andrew Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Dale Dieter officiating. Interment follows in Mountain Vale Memorial Park.

Watts, A. C. (Father of)
Father of A. C. Watts – Walsenburg World – November 27, 1906 – Mr. A. C. Watts received word last week of the death of his father in New Jersey. Mr. Watts’ friends extend their sympathy.

Watts, Edsel
Edsel W. "Tiger" Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 2017 - Edsel W. "Tiger" Watts, 89, passed away June 4, 2017. Survived by his children, Sheila (Larry) Lee, Alan (Lori) Watts, Tanya (Roger) Musso and Bruce (Debbie) Watts; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Ieleene Watts; parents, David and Ira Watts; and brothers, Wayte and Weldon Watts. Edsel was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Pueblo. He retired from CF&I as an assistant general foreman of the tube mill. Edsel "Tiger" was an avid golfer and was proud of making three holes-in-one! He was a member of Eagles and Elks clubs. The family thanks Sandy Beizaee, Primrose Retirement Community, Jason Adamczyk and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the special care they gave Edsel. Per his request, there will be no viewing or services. Final resting place, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to National MS Society or Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Watts, Gus
Gus Watts – Walsenburg World – January 15, 1896 – Tuesday afternoon about 3 o’clock Coroner Dr. J. B. Wright received a telegram informing him that a man had been killed from falling off a bridge of the UPD&G, at Santa Clara. He immediately ordered the remains to be brought to Walsenburg. A jury and witnesses were summoned and the inquest was held at the Gulf Depot at 8:00 p.m. It was learned that the man’s name was Gus Watts and he was about 35 years of age and was working for the Gulf road in the capacity of bridge builder. He was standing on one of the bridge bents waiting to put a stringer in place which was being pulled toward him. When the stringer came within reach he put both hands out to catch it and in so doing he lost his footing on the bent and fell to the creek bed, a distance of 35 feet. The injuries he sustained were a fracture of the skull behind the right ear, the right leg broken between the knee and ankle and the right shoulder dislocated. He was unconscious when picked up and remained so until his death. After a thorough examination of witnesses and investigation of the case the coroner’s jury brought in the following verdict: “That Gus Watts came to his death at bridge No. 70, on the Denver and Gulf from purely accidental means, and no blame should be attached to the company or any foreman or employee of said company.”

Watts, Josephine
Josephine “Josie” Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2016 - Josephine “Josie” Watts, 77, passed away Sept. 24, 2016. Preceded in death by husband, John Watts; parents, John and Dominga Prieto; brothers, Danny and Pete Prieto. She is survived by son, Gary (Diane) Prieto; siblings, Juanita (Bob) Baskell, Frances (Carlos) Rodrigues, John Prieto, Frank (Ester) Prieto, Bob (Dianna) Prieto; grandchildren, Joshua and Dabney Prieto, Ashley Lake Prieto; great-grandchild, Abigail Lake; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her. Josie retired from Russell Stover Candy Co. and worked many years as a waitress. There will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 28 at Imperial Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Imperial.

Watts, Leatha Vera
Leatha Vera Watts - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2016 - Leatha Vera Watts, 84. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Waycaster, S. D. (Mrs.)
Mrs. S. D. Waycaster – Walsenburg World – April 12, 1904 – At 4:20 o’clock last Thursday afternoon S. D. Waycaster, a barber out of employment in Denver, shot and killed his wife in her mother’s room at the Glenharm Hotel. He then turned the weapon on himself and sent a bullet into his neck. He was taken to the hospital, where chances of his recovery are slight. He came from North Carolina two years ago, and worked at his trade as barber, but lately he had been out of employment and Thursday went to his wife for money, when she refused him he shot her.

Wayt, Eva
Eva Wayt – Walsenburg World – March 18, 1909 – Obituary – Died in Dorrance, Kansas, on Sunday evening at 5:25, March 14, 1909, Miss Eva Wayt at the age of 17 years, 4 months and 1 day. Miss Wayt left here about four months ago for the benefit of her health, going to Dorrance, Kansas. Her trial was hard enlargement and this altitude was too much for her, and it was hoped a lower altitude would be of benefit, but all was in vain. Mrs. Wayt went to Kansas with her daughter and Mr. Wayt was called there in time to be with her in her last moments. The body was brought to Walsenburg for burial reaching here Tuesday and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Rev. I. A. Smith officiating. There were beautiful floral offerings from members of the family, the Owl Club, and the Ladies Guild of the Methodist Church and Sunday school. Mrs. Eva was very popular among the members of the schools and beautiful songs were rendered by the high school girls. The sympathy of The World and of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Members of the family here were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wayt, Rev. W. A. Jellison and wife, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jellison, Dale Jellison and wife, and the brothers of the deceased, Ralph and Paul Wayt.

Weakley, Reginald
Reginald A. Weakley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2016 - Reginald A. Weakley, 56, of Pueblo, passed away June 19, 2016. Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2016 - In loving memory of Reggie Alan Weakley, June 29, 1959- June 19, 2016. Loving husband, father and friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brigid Devencenty-Weakley; children, Ryan, Makale and Jake Weakley. A service will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 2901 Farabaugh, Pueblo CO 81005.

Webb, Donald Raymond
Donald Raymond Webb - Chronicle News - November 14, 2017 - Donald Raymond Webb, born June 28, 1932 in Swink, Colorado to M.C. (Bud) Webb and Mary Iola Cordova Webb; died Nov 11, 2017 at Tucumcari, NM. Funeral Service to be held at Cimarron Methodist Church Cimarron, NM. Sat. Nov. 25 at 11:00 a.m. To be buried at Cimarron Cemetery later in Cimarron NM. Huerfano World Journal - November 16, 2017 - Don Webb, age 85, passed away on November 11, 2017 in Tucumcari, NM. Services will be held in Cimarron, at the Methodist Church, on November 25, at 11 am. He was born in Swink, CO on June 28, 1932, the son of Milton “Bud” Webb and Iola Cordova. He was a Korean War Army Veteran. Preceded in death by daughter, Deann Peters and sister, Jeanie Barry. Survivors include his daughter, Terilyn Hegwood of Elizabeth, CO; son, JC Webb of Thornton, CO; daughter, Donna Kay Jenkins of UT; brother, Leroy Webb of Tucumcari, NM; sister, Shirley Atmore of CO; sister, Janet Craig of CO; and sister, Linda Martinez of NM, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Webb, James F.
James F. Webb - Chronicle News - April 14, 2005 - James F. Webb, age 54, of Nenana, Alaska, and Trinidad, Colorado, died as a result of an automobile accident on Sunday, April 3, 2005, near Nenana. Jim was born on May 16, 1950, in Norwalk, Conn. He was the son of Lillian F. Webb and the late H. Foster Webb of Norwalk. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 1968, from Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, and from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Jim worked for 26 years as an engineer for Yutana Barge Lines in Nenana, and owned and operated a machine shop in Trinidad during the winter months. He was a professional machinist and gunsmith. In addition to his mother, Jim is survived by his brother, Jonathan; his sister-in-law, Anita; niece Annemarie; and two nephews, Alexander and Matthew, all of Dover, Pa. A memorial service will be held in Norwalk at a later date. Arrangements by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Anchorage, Alaska, (907) 277-1682.

Webb, Mary
Mary Belle Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2015 - Mary Belle Webb, 88. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Webb, Mary A.
Mary A. Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2017 - Mary A. Webb, 90. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Webb, Michael
Michael Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 2016 - Highway crash claims Pueblo West pedestrian; accident happened early Friday on U.S. 50A - An early Friday morning accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian left one man dead, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash happened on U.S. 50A, just west of Purcell Boulevard, at 2:40 a.m. Without reflective material on, a 47-year-old pedestrian from Pueblo West was crossing the highway. Entering the right lane, he was struck by the right passenger door mirror of a 2005 GMC Yukon driven by Nonabah Nez, 31, of Pueblo West. After the impact, the pedestrian continued walking southeast into the right turn lane for southbound Purcell Boulevard. As he knelt down to pick up grocery items off the pavement, he was struck by the front end of a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Joaquin Melendez, 31, of Pueblo. After the second impact, the Chevrolet and the male pedestrian continued eastbound in the turn lane of US 50A for 89 feet before coming to rest just off the south side of the roadway edge. Neither Nez, two juvenile occupants in her vehicle, or Melendez were injured. The pedestrian was transported to Parkview West in Pueblo West and then later to Parkview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld until next of kin has been notified. Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not considered contributing factors in the crash. Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2016 - The pedestrian fatally injured in a Thursday evening accident involving two vehicles was identified as Michael Webb, 47, of Pueblo West. County Coroner Brian Cotter made the announcement Saturday. According to a Colorado State Patrol report, Webb entered the right lane of eastbound U.S. 50A in Pueblo West and was struck by the right passenger door mirror of a GMC Yukon and later, a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. He was pronounced dead at Parkview Medical Center. Occupants of the two vehicles were not injured.

Webb, Zachary
Zachary “Zack” Webb - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 2015 - Zachary “Zack” Webb, 30, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Grace Sykes and Charles and Wanda Webb; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Survived by his parents, Darrell and Valerie Webb; beloved brother, Derek Webb; four-legged family member, “Lynch;” favorite uncles, Chris Sykes and Charles Webb; cousin (like a brother), Dallas Webb; best friends (like brothers), Ray Martinez, A.J. Gonzales, Taylor Vaughn, John Villafon and Jacob Cruze; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Zack loved life, loved his job and his Mile High family. He enjoyed fishing with his Dad and friends. He loved watching sports, especially the Denver Broncos. Zack was loved by all and will be sorely missed. Special thank you to Mile High Car Company and Constance Aceledo for the start of the “Go Fund Me” page. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Reception to follow service in the Montgomery & Steward Reception Hall.

Webber, Phillip R.
Phillip R. Webber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2015 - Phillip R. Webber, 71. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Weber, Dolores Marie
Dolores Marie Weber - Comi Funeral Home - January 8, 2017 - Dolores Marie Weber, age 65, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Cokedale, CO on January 6, 2017. She was born in Sopris, Colorado, on June 28, 1951 to Maxine and Cipriano Vigil. She attended Sopris schools and graduated from Lincoln High School. Dee was very active in Cokedale town politics. She liked to cook , play cards, work crossword puzzles and was a great seamstress. She was a caring person and loving cared for her mother until her passing. Preceding her in death are parents Cipriano and Maxine Vigil, and brothers Harold, Turk, and Cip Vigil. Survivors are son Jason Sisneros (Patricia Roberts) Raton, NM, sisters in law, Diane Vigil, Dorothy vigil, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Memorial Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3PM at the Comi Chapel. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Weber, Alfred
Al Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2015 - Alfred Weber passed away Sept. 12, 2015, in Pueblo. He was born on Oct. 25, 1928, in Herington, Kan., to John and Caroline Weber. Alfred was employed at the Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years before his retirement. He and his wife, Edna, also operated restaurants for many years. Alfred was a devout Catholic. He lived his life dedicated to God as well as being very patriotic. His favorite activity was baseball. He built fields at Central High School and South High School in Pueblo. Alfred was responsible for coaching many young people in his dedication to the sport. He affectionately became known as “Coach Al.” He always encouraged the players to have the highest morals. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; brothers, Mark and Ardo Weber; sisters, Mary Coup, Theresa Morgan, Connie Hogland and Joann Lancaster. His survivors include his special friend, June Manley; daughter, Debra Williams; son, Ronald (Sandra) Weber; sister, Martha (Jerry) Sly; brother, Leo (Jeanne) Weber; his grandchildren, Zoe (Jeff) Kemler, Jetta Weber, John (Amber) Williams, Jennifer (Michael) Cappeli; as well as seven great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at St. John Catholic Church in Herington, Kan. Interment will follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.

Weber, Dean
Dean Weber - Dignity Memorial - July 3, 2012 - Dean Weber, 58, of Greeley, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Dean was born on November 27, 1953 in Greeley to Christian Raymond and Dulcie Lorraine (Gilman) Weber. Dean grew up in the Greeley area until 1961 when he moved to Prospect Valley. He graduated from Weld Central High School in 1971, where he played football, wrestled and participated in track. He attended St. Paul's Congregational Church and later Zoar Congregational Church in Prospect Valley, where he was confirmed. On January 6, 2008, he married Cyndi Kowalchuk in Greeley. Dean worked for Randall & Blake Inc. for 12 years, where he was a supervisor. He then operated his own landscaping business. He most recently worked for Encana Oil & Gas as a Measurement Coordinator. Dean's hobbies included fishing, golfing and four-wheeling. He dearly loved driving his 1969 Plum Crazy Purple Pontiac Firebird convertible. Dean was also very active in the American Cancer Society fundraising and walks. Dean is survived by his wife, Cyndi of Greeley; his former wife, Debbie Dinges of Brighton; three step-sons, Chad Kowalchuk of LaKeport, Michigan, Jeremy Kowalchuck (fiancé, Jewel) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and David Dinges (Stacey) of Brighton; his mother, Dulcie Jones of Walsenburg; his mother-in-law, Maxine Coursey of Arapahoe, Nebraska; two sisters, Laura Griffin (Stan) of Strasburg and Sandi Claeys (Bob) of Kiowa; one brother, Ed Weber (Deb) of Brighton and seven grandchildren. As well as, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father on November 7, 1998. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Service 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Donor Alliance in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Weber, Gloria Ann
Gloria Ann Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2016 - Gloria Ann Weber. Sunrise, March 1, 1952; at sunset crossing over July 23, 2016, to meet her parents, Edna and Eddie Weber; and siblings, John Weber and Shirleen Greber. Gloria is survived by siblings, Lawrence (Bud) Weber, Dorothy (Jim) Presley, Darlene Pettyjohn, Nancy Ellen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gloria proudly served four years in the Navy. She worked for many years as a physical therapist; and recently found a new occupation that she genuinely loved, parapro substitute for the school district. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Family Worship Center. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the Pueblo Symphony, 301 N. Main, PAWS For Life, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd. or Lucille’s Voice Animal Education and Emergency Rescue, Penrose, Colo. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Weber, Orly
Orly Weber - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2014 - Orly Weber, 72, passed away Sept. 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Adell (Chacon) DeHerrera; her son, Larry Weber; in-laws, Eddie and Edna (Atkinson) Weber. She is survived by her loving husband, Laurence Weber; her children, David (Sherry) Weber, Fred Weber, Maryann Hersch; her grandchildren, Monique, Mollene, Lorena (Jeff); in-laws, Darlene Petty-John, Dorothy (Jim) Presley, Nancy Ellen, Gloria Weber; and her pet dachshund, “Daisey.” Orly enjoyed going to yard sales and buying scratch tickets. She had a heart of gold and was very loving. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 2014 - Orly Weber, 72, passed away Sept. 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Adell (Alcon) DeHerrera; her son, Larry Weber; in-laws, Eddie and Edna (Atkinson) Weber. She is survived by her loving husband, Laurence Weber; her children, Eddie Weber, David (Sherry) Weber, Fred Weber, Maryann Hersch; her grandchildren, Monique, Mollene, Lorena (Jeff); siblings, Sara (Abe) Trimble, Pat (Ted) Bollin, Betty DeHerrera, Ramona (John) Archuleta; in-laws, Darlene Petty-John, Dorothy (Jim) Presley, Nancy Ellen, Gloria Weber; and her pet dachshund, “Daisey.” Orly enjoyed going to yard sales and buying scratch tickets. She had a heart of gold and was very loving. Cremation to take place.

Webster, George
George Webster – Walsenburg World – November 8, 1900 – George Webster, the young man who was injured by falling under a Santa Fe freight train at Holly, died at Pueblo on the 5th inst. as a result of his injuries. Aside from a severe cut in his head he was badly bruised and it is thought his death was due to internal injuries.

Weeden, Jim Jr.
Jim Weeden Jr. - The Gazette - September 20, 2007 - Jim Weeden Jr., 81, passed away on September 15, 2007 in Colorado Springs. Jim was born March 15, 1926 in Trinidad, Colorado, son of the late James Marshall and Ruth Thomas Weeden. He was a retired pressman and a former owner/operator of The Trophy Shop in Colorado Springs. Jim served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Regina Weeden, six children, Sharron Hahn, Sharlene Haveman, Gena Hange, Jim Weeden, Jon Weeden, and Donnie Weeden, sister, Pat Sanders, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Private services are planned.

Weeden, Regina Ann
Regina Ann Weeden - The Gazette - April 15, 2009 - Regina Ann Weeden passed away on April 11, 2009 in a very loving and peaceful environment at her home in Colorado Springs surrounded by her family. She was born on January 21, 1927 in Walsenburg, Colorado, a daughter of the late, William and Viola O’Hagen Agnes. Regina is survived by 3 daughters, Sharron Hahn, Sharlene Haveman and husband Cyril , Gena Hange and husband Pete; 3 sons, Jim Weeden, Jon Weeden and wife Barbara and Donnie Weeden; two brothers, Joseph Agnes and wife Marie Lou and Vernon Agnes and wife Olie; a sister-in-law Copey Agnes; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jim Weeden Sr., 2 sisters and 2 brothers. She loved and was loved by all. She will be cherished in the hearts of all that knew her. Her son, Donnie would like it to be known that he loves his mother who was his friend and pal. At her request cremation has taken place. Private family services are planned.

Weeks, Edwin Leroy Sr.
Edwin Leroy Weeks, Sr. - Chronicle News - March 15, 2013 - Edwin Leroy Weeks, Sr., 73, passed away March 5, 2013 in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after a brief illness. Leroy, as he was known to family and friends, was born on May 6, 1939 in a dug out on the family farm in southeastern Prowers County to Forrest L. and Clara L. Weeks. He attended grade school at the Webb Consolidated School; in Fairplay, Colorado; and in Lamar, Colorado. Leroy graduated from Lamar Union High School in May 1958 and received his Associate of Science degree in Agriculture from the Lamar Community College in May 1960. He briefly attended Colorado State University until his family purchased ranch property in Saguache County, Colorado. Leroy was an organizing member of the family corporation, Weeks Ranches, Inc. and the Jr. Chamber of Commerce in Saguache. In February 2013, he was elected president of Weeks Ranches. During his life he worked on the family ranch, managed a grain elevator, worked for Baining and Larson Electric Contractors, and was also certified as an EMT and worked on the ambulance crew for Saguache County for a time. Leroy became a skilled mechanic and heavy equipment operator while working for the Saguache County Road and Bridge Department, where he retired in 2004 after 29 years of service. Leroy was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church of Lamar (ABC) in 1952. He worked at many churches in his lifetime including Fairplay and Saguache. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Trinidad Masonic Lodge No. 28. Leroy received his Entered Apprentice on June 12, 1987 at Salida Masonic Lodge No. 57, passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on April 22, 1988 and was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on October 15, 1988, demitting to the Saguache Lodge No. 32 in 2006 and the Trinidad Lodge in 2010. In June 1986 he married Mary Jo Nicholson in Salida, Colorado. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1987 and they were challenged to learn about how to live with the symptoms. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Clara Weeks; his sister, Ruby Edwards and her husband Tor; his brother, James Weeks; and his nephew, Mark Weeks. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, of almost 27 years; his children: Sadie (Jim) Brown) of Trinidad, Colorado, Edwin (LaLaine) Weeks of Hoehne, Colorado, and Connie (Jayson) Jamison of Salida, Colorado; his step-children: David (Michelle) Nicholson and Andrea Nicholson of Nashville, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren; his sister Ruth (Bob) Sparling of Salida, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Leroy had many interests and hobbies, including treasure hunting and camping. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. His family would like to acknowledge their gratitude for the many prayers and thoughts during his recent illness. They have chosen to have a celebration of his life in July and ask that in lieu of flowers that you make a donation in his name to Parkinson's research.

Weese, Charlene F.
Charlene F. Weese - Chronicle News - March 2, 2012 - Charlene F. Weese, 71, of Longmont, Colo., went home to the Lord on February 27, 2012, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born February 19, 1941 in Trinidad, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Gina (Paolino) Guadagnoli. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1959 and graduated from St. Mary Corwin Nursing School in Pueblo in 1962. Upon finishing nursing school she married the love of her life, Marvin Weese in1963. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. Shortly thereafter she and Marvin moved to Longmont where they started their family and lives together. Charlene then worked as a Registered Nurse for Longmont United Hospital and later became the Head Nurse of the Birthplace. Charlene aided in making the Birthplace what it is today. She touched the lives of many people during her career with her extensive knowledge, compassion, and dedication to her nursing career. She fully retired from nursing in 2001, dedicating her time to her grandchildren and extensive family members. She truly enjoyed playing slot machines, reading books, and giving advice whenever she could. Most of all, Charlene loved her family dearly and often shared memories and laughter with all. Charlene was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and cousin. But above all, her grandchildren were the light and focus of her life. Her optimism, great sense of humor, strength, and determination proved to be her strongest qualities, which made her the incredible woman that she was. She will be dearly missed, but will always remain in our hearts. She is survived by her son Wade Weese (Meghan Weese) of Longmont, son-in-law Doug Testroet of Mead; her grandchildren, Nick, Nolan, and Jayne Testroet, and Donovan, Brennon, and Austin Weese; Her niece Genine Scott (Ward Scott) and great nephews Sander Scott and Bennett Scott of Chapel Hill, NC; cousins Irene Ray (John Ray) of Louisville, CO and Carol Nelson of Colorado Springs, and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. She is recently preceded in death by her husband Marvin Weese, her parents, her sister Dora Sander, her son Donald Weese, and her daughter Marva Jean Testroet. A vigil will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 5pm at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 10am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont, entombment will follow the funeral at Mt. View cemetery, and a gathering will be held thereafter at the Moose Lodge in Longmont. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Foundation at: 1161 S. Vivian St, Lakewood, Colo., 80228, in honor of Charlene Weese.

Weghorn, Kathe Margaret
Kathe Margaret Weghorn - The Gazette - July 27, 2010 - Kathe Margaret Weghorn passed away peacefully at home in Colorado Springs on July 24, 2010. She was born on March 6, 1920, in Nuremburg, Germany. Kathe was preceded in death by her parents, Georg and Margarete Wagner (Barth), and her sister, Heidi Arguello. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years (June 10, 1949), Peter Weghorn; her brother-in-law, Danny Arguello, and his children Katie and George. She also has two nieces, Jennifer Nickolopolous and Dr. Sarah Calvert and one nephew, Dr. Dan Arguello. Kathe traveled from Nuremburg to Trinidad, Colorado, in 1953 to visit Heidi and assist her with the birth of her son George; and, in February of 1956, she returned with her husband, Peter, to live in Colorado Springs. She joined Snow White Cleaners where she worked as a bookkeeper and manager until she retired in 1979. She and her husband were members of the German American Society Club; and, with several of their friends helped to start a new club called Germania Club of Colorado. Kathe began and lead the Shuhplattler Group at that club and later at the Cultural Society Club. She and Peter also found time to enjoy other hobbies together including fishing and camping in addition to taking several investment trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. Kathe was a very precious treasure to her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910.

Wehn, Marcia
Marcia (Schaeuble) Wehn - Chronicle News - February 10, 2004 - Marcia (Schaeuble) Wehn, age 63, passed away on February 8, 2003 in Lowell, Arkansas. She was a 1959 graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Survivors include sister Madge Scott of Trinidad, CO. Funeral Services and inurnment were in Lowell, Arkansas. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Weideman, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Simola Weideman - Chronicle News - November 1, 2008 - Jacqueline Simola Weideman, 80 of Storrs, Conn., wife of the late William Weideman died on October 8, 2008 at her home. She was born April 25, 1928, the daughter of the late Efisio (Tony) and Rosie (Caporale) Simola. Jacqueline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was very active in her church, St. Patrick's Church in New York. She had a special fondness for St. Theresa because of her love of flowers. She was in the Elmira/Corning Ballet Co. Jacqueline loved to cook and bake for her loved ones. She also enjoyed sewing, and volunteered for various charitable organizations, including the USO. She was loved by all, and is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Baumgartner of Storrs, Conn., Cheryl Meier and husband, William of Somers, Conn., and Jackie Ann Gunn and husband, Adam of Moyock, N.C.; two sisters and a brother, Lucille Ritchey of Aurora, Colo., Katy Dole, of Lone Tree, Colo., and Ted Simola of Cheyenne, Wyo., nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was held on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Mansfield Center Cemetery.

Weiler, Patricia
Patricia M. Weiler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2016 - Patricia M. Weiler, 82, Sunrise, Oct. 26, 1933. Sunset, May 18, 2016. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; son, Rusty Weiler; daughter, Nancy Sutton. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Weiler Mullin; daughter-in-law, Karen Weiler; son-in-law, Jerry Sutton; grandchildren, Jamie (Kas), Molly (Diana), Robby (Sarah), Matt (Denise), Chris (Michelle), Amanda (Daniel); great-grandson, Atticus; great-granddaughters, Gracee and Allie; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Patricia was a member of the swimming organization, “Ya Ya Sisterhood.” She loved being outside in the yard, swimming, crocheting, crossword puzzles and reading. Her favorite series were “The Hobbit” and “Harry Potter.” Viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m., Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, also at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to PAWS through the funeral home office. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Weiman, Gerald John
Gerald J. Weiman- Huerfano World - March 23, 2017 - Gerald J. Weiman passed away on February 26, 2017 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home at Walsenburg, CO. He had been ill for quite some time. Jerry was born on March 11, 1940 in Monticello, Minnesota to Eli and may Weiman. He left Minnesota at the beginning of his U.S. Air Force career, which spanned 23 years and took him to Greenland, Spain, and Japan. He ultimately was located in Colorado Springs where he left active duty and became a store manager for Safeway. Missing the love of active duty, Jerry re-enlisted and served until retirement in 1994, having attained the rank of Master Sergeant. Toward the end of his military career, he served as an Air Force recruiter. For his successful efforts in that capacity, he was honored by President George H.W. Bush at the White House for being the #1 recruiter in the nation in 1992. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law Russ, Ernie, Harvey, and Richard, and by his sister-in-law Helen. He is survived by his loving wife, Lillian of Walsenburg, and three children, Douglas of New Mexico, Mike (Candy) of Alaska, and Deborah; and sisters Marlys Brockel and Elaine of Minnesota. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Ralph Thompson and family; and by six grandchildren, two of whom were especially close, Rob (Jessica) of Pennsylvania, Rhonda (Dale) of Colorado Springs; and four great-grandchildren. The mother of his children also survives. Graveside services with full military honors, and inurnment, occurred at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery at Fort Gibson, OK on March 7, 2017.

Weimer, Herbert
Herbert J. Weimer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 2016 - Herbert J. Weimer, 92, passed away Nov. 30, 2016. Survived by children, Holly (Danny) Donaldson and Jay (Cookie) Weimer; grandchildren, Mike Donaldson, Phillip Donaldson, Gina, David, Seth and Andy Weimer; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Ara; parents; and son, Leslie Weimer. Herb was born to Ruth and Don Weimer on Feb. 22, 1924, and worked as a salesman for Anchor Serum Company. He enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels for close to 30 years, eating at the senior center, metal detecting and exploring narrow gauge railroad lines. Herb was a member of the Gideons, Valley Bible Fellowship, Historical Society and All Aboard Westcliffe. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment at a later date.

Weir, Mae
Mae Weir - Huerfano World - January 29, 2015 - Mae Weir, 100, passed away January 27, 2015. She was born on March 23, 1914 at the Smith ranch east of La Veta. She graduated from Walsenburg High School, then attended Corwin Nursing School becoming a registered nurse. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a member of Mariposa Chapter of Eastern Star. Survivors include son, Ellis (Eleanor) Weir of La Veta; daughter, Helen (Ward) Jones, Dillingham, Alaska; sister-in-law, Ruth Stock, Denver; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Services were held on Monday, February 2, at the La Veta United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the La Veta EMTs or to a charity of your choice. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home - February 2, 2015 - Mae Weir, 100, passed away January 27, 2015 in Pueblo, CO. She was born on March 23, 1914 at the Smith Ranch east of La Veta to J.O. and Nellie Smith. She had one brother, Ellis Smith. Mae attended grade school at the Ritter School on the Valley Road in La Veta, and high school in Walsenburg. After graduation, she attended Corwin Nursing School in Pueblo where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1934. Mae was marred on June 15, 1940 to Robert R. Weir. They had tow children, Ellis and Helen. Mae and Robert ("Buddy") started Weir Trucking in 1941 and operated the business until Roer Ellis joined the business n 1965. Mae was a member of the United Methodist Church in La Veta for 100+ years; Mariposa Chapter of Eastern Star; and other community organizations. Mae was pre-deceased by parents J.O. and Nellie Smith; husband, Robert; brother and sister-in-law Ellis and Lily Smith; plus numerous aunts and uncles. She is survived by son Ellis (Eleanor) of La Veta; daughter Helen (Ward) Jones of Dillingham, AK; sister-in-law Ruth Weir Stack of Denver; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, three surviving Smith cousins and other relatives. Services were held Feb. 2, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in La Veta with Pastor Ramon Robeldo and Pastor, Bubby Morgan officiating. Interment at La Veta Cemetery.

Weiser, Edith F.
Edith F. Weiser – Pueblo Chieftain – July 21, 1955 – Funerals – Edith F. Weiser, Thursday, Wife of William Weiser, Grand Junction, Colo. To Grand Junction.

Weissenfluh, Karen
Karen K. Weissenfluh - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2015 - Karen K. Weissenfluh, 76, of Colorado City, Colo., passed away in her sleep on May 14, 2015. Born July 12, 1938, in Hayes, Kan., Karen spent her younger years in McCracken, Kan. She moved to Colorado in her teenage years, where she met her husband, Ken Weissenfluh, at Manitou Springs High School. After attending Colorado State University, Karen and Ken married in 1958 and settled in Colorado Springs to raise their two sons. Karen and Ken moved to Colorado City in 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Lorraine Scheideman; and her sister, LuAnne Mathias. Survived by husband, Ken; sons, Kirk (Kathi) and Kent (Jessica); and six beautiful grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Service, 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Weith, Christopher Jon
Christopher Jon Weith - Chronicle News - December 22, 2009 - Christopher Jon Weith, age 33, passed away on December 19, 2009. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 24, 1976. Chris graduated from Mineola High School in 1995 and attended Austin Community College for two years. He was a materials handler/ammunition technician for the Department of Defense at Camp Mabry National Guard Armory for three years. Chris was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps where he received the Meritorious Mast, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. As a student missionary, he served in The Ukraine where he learned the Russian language. Chris was interested in military history and weaponry. He loved animals and was devoted to his own four dogs. Chris is survived by his parents, Ellen Michele Weith and Thomas Paul Weith; biological parents, Darien Brown of Folsom, N.M. and Michelle Jones of Clayton, N.M.; grandmother, Darline Brown of Trinidad, Colo.; wife, Nicole Broussard Weith; sister, Nicole Pingleton, Overland Park, Kan.; half-brothers, Brian Brown, Robert Brown, Clay Jones and Jesse Jones; and aunts and uncles, Andrea Scheffer, Stephen Scheffer, Jessalyn and David Starr, Kerry and Cindy Maxam, C.R. and Karen Maxam, Christine and Nick Keelan, Richard and Kim Weith and William and Patricia Weith. The family will receive guests and friends at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 at Weed-Corley-Fish South Funeral Home, 2620 South Congress Avenue. The funeral service with military honors will follow at 3:30 p.m., officiated by Reverend Terrell Jones of Clayton, N.M. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior, which provides programs and services to severely injured service men and women. Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home South Congress, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, TX, 512-442-1446. You may view memorials at

Weitzel, Josephine
Josephine G. Weitzel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2014 - Josephine G. Weitzel, 86, of Paynesville, Minn., and Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ralph Weitzel. Josephine is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Frank) Banker, Beverly (Richard) Barra, Barb (John) Brown and Nancy (Steven) Burry; grandchildren; great- grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation, 10:30 a.m. prior to service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Joni Fair Hospice House or St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Welch, Christopher Samuel
Christopher Samuel Welch - Chronicle News - December 27, 2016 - Christopher Samuel Welch, prominent dentist and native of Trinidad, passed away at his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on August 29, 2016, at the age of 55. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on August 16, 1961 to Tano Edward Welch Sr., his grandparents Constantine (Dutch) Herling and Rebecca Jane (Rish) Herling of Trinidad, Sam and Concetta "Nellie" (Veltri) Welch of Starkville, Colorado, his sister Wendy Jane Welch, and his beloved dog Woody. He is survived by his mother Dolly (Herling) Welch of Trinidad, his sons Samuel Tano Welch of Hugo, Minnestoa, Christopher Shane Welch of Onalaska, Wisconsin, and his dogs Bella and Kirby. Also surviving is his sister Bernadette (Clifford) Tharp of Niwot, Colorado, his brothers Tano (Gayle) Edward Welch Jr. of Pueblo, Colorado, Mark Welch of Denver, Colorado, and Charles (Barbara) Welch of Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Numerous other relatives and friends survive him, including lifelong buddy Pat (Lori) Galasso. Known as "Gerber" and later "The Wiz", to his friends, he graduated from Trinidad High School in 1979. He was active in Drama, Forensics, and Band. He played sousaphone, saxophone, string bass, and various other instruments in the Miner's Band. He was in Jazz Band, Miner's Marching Band, and the Trinidad Community Band. In his earlier years, he organized a small neighborhood band known as Gerber's Gorillas. His high school awards included Colorado All State Honor Band in 1978-1979, and Top of the Nation Honor Band 1977-1979. He received many other honors for his musical abilities, and was outstanding as an actor in many drama productions. He was active in Boy Scouts, Bowling, and in Little League Baseball. He was also a member of the Trinidad Order of De Morlay. One summer as a young child he work with his family at Monument Lake Resort, greeting guests and taking tickets. While in high school, he worked as a cook and baker in the family restaurant, Tano's Bakery, and was also an orderly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He attended Trinidad State Junior College, and later transferred to Denver University, where he received a BA Degree in 1983, in Biological Sciences A Hornbeck Scholar at DU, he was also a member of The Alpine Club, the DU Environmental Awareness Group, and SOAR. He was on the Dean's List and was in the Golden Key Honor Society. He was a member of Alpha Epsilon Dental Premedical Society. He did research and independent study on various subjects. He was a lab assistant in a Developmental Biology Lab for 3 years. For one year he volunteered dental treatment to indigent children, and at nursing homes. Chris received his DDS Degree in 1987 at Northwestern University of Dentistry in Chicago. There he was on the Dean's List, and was social chairman of Delta Delta Dental Fraternity. He was a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Services, serving as Chief Dental Officer at the Bureau of Prisons in Los Angeles, California in 19891990. Later, he was named Chief Dental Officer at the Indian Health Services in New Town, North Dakota in 1987-1989. He received many awards for his dedicated services there. As a dentist he was truly a wizard, known for his ability, congeniality, and wit. He was associated with Welch Dental in Alamosa and in Trinidad, Colorado, and also with Ripon Family Dentistry in Ripon, Wisconsin. Most recently, he was associated with La Clinic A Family Health Medical Center in Wautoma, Wisconsin. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Colorado Dental Association, the Southern Colorado Society, and the San Luis Valley Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity. Chris was an extraordinary individual who achieved perfection in all that he did. He enjoyed music, cooking, and traveling. He hunted and fished in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, and Mexico. He was a fan of John Philip Sousa, the Sante Fe Opera, and Jimmy Buffett. He loved Chicago, Illinois, and rooted for the Chicago Bears and the Cubs, and he would be so proud they won the World Series this year! He had a great sense of humor and often entertained his family and friends with his captivating stories, and his Italian cooking. Enthusiastic about everything he did, he looked forward to each day as a new adventure. Striving for truth and beauty, he brought a smile to everyone he met. There will be no services. Those wishing to honor him may consider the American Heart Association or Noah's Ark Foundation. In the Spring, a tree will be planted for him, and as he requested, his ashes will be spread near one of his favorite fishing lakes in Colorado, where even though, as he said, "I never caught a damn fish there!" CARPE DIEM (Seize the Day)

Welch, Louise S.
Louise S. Welch - Chronicle News - September 13, 2007 - Louise S. (Sebastiani) Welch, age 85, died in Trinidad on September 11, 2007. She was born July 4, 1922, in El Moro to Serafino Sebastiani and Annie (Veltri) Sebastiani. Her parents died when she was very young and she was raised by aunt and uncle Sam and Nellie Welch. She was very outgoing and fun-loving. Known as "Louie," she was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother. She is survived numerous cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2007, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 14, 2007, at 10:00AM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Weldon, Dondi Lee
Dondi "Dee" Lee Weldon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2015 - Dondi “Dee” Lee Weldon, 48, went to be with our Lord Savior on Sunday May 10, 2015. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Feb. 18, 1967. She graduated from Pueblo County High School and Pueblo Community College. Dondi is survived by her sons, Nicholas and Tyler McLeod; her parents, James and Janet Weldon; her sister, Deanna Berrier; one nephew; one niece; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; many family members and friends who loved her. She loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys, enjoyed the outdoors, was devoted to her church and Christ, but most of she loved to be with her family who was her world. Celebration of Life for Dondi will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday May 15, 2015 at Fellowship of the Rockies. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Angelus Chapel in memory of Dondi.

Wellert, William Russell
William Russell "Bill" Wellert - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2017 - William Russell "Bill" Wellert, age 89, passed away June 6, 2017, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mattie; daughters, Maggie (Keith Harke) and Pat Hocking; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. June 8, 2017, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, Pueblo. We are very grateful to the staff of Hospice House who offered compassionate care and comfort. In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care or the King of Kings Columbarium Fund.

Wellesley, Roger Clyde
Roger Clyde Wellesley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2017 - Roger Clyde Wellesley, part of the Royal Family and cousin of the Queen, son of Clyde Wilbur Wellesley and Patricia Josephine (Line) Wellesley. Roger was born Jan. 28, 1946, in Paddington, London, England; died Sept. 6, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. (Roger will become the ninth great-cousin to the next King Charles of England). Survived by brothers, Billy Dale Wellesley in Reno, Nev., Dana Neil Wellesley in Tallahassee, Fla., Robert Clayton Wellesley in Crowley, Texas, Don Wayne Wellesley in Denver (deceased), Bret John Wellesley in Colorado Springs, Colo., Patrick Michael Wellesley in Pueblo; and sisters, Kim Wellesley Larsen, deputy police officer, in Albuquerque, N.M.; and the only baby sister, Karen Kirkwood in Lebanon, Ill. Roger was the third great-cousin to the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, who defeated Napoleon; ninth great-cousin to Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Prime Minister Cameron; eighth great-cousin to Queen Elizabeth II; ninth great-cousin to Graham Wellesley, the eighth Earl Cowley in London, England; and seventh great-cousin to Edward Pomeroy Colley, who died and went down on the Titanic; also many more and too many to mention. His ninth great-grandfather was Dudley Colley of the Cadbury Castle in Kildare County, Ireland. His grandmother, Mary (Talbot) Line, was from Dublin, Ireland, and family of the Talbot Castle (Called Malahide Castle) located nine miles north of Dublin. Roger's great-great-great-grandfather, Edward Colley Wellesley immigrated and landed in New York on March 13, 1830, after a six-week voyage across the Atlantic on a 99-foot ship called the Hamilton. Migrated to Colon, Mich., in 1848, where he was a merchant tailor, and in 1861, was appointed postmaster of Colon, Mich., by President Lincoln and was postmaster there for 24 years, where he also died in 1899. His second great-grandfather, Edwin Wellesley, fought in the Civil War and was a first sergeant to help do away with slavery and fought in The Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn., before being disabled. Roger also is survived by many friends and caregivers of Jordan Residential, BASS Day Program, Colorado Bluesky, Pueblo Regional Center, and many others who were privileged to serve him and be part of his life. Roger was well loved and respected. We are all better people because of him.

Wellington, Bob
Bob Wellington - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2017 - Bob Wellington, 64, of Pueblo passed away on Nov. 15, 2017. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Wells, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Wells - Chronicle News - October 21, 2010 - Clarence E. Wells passed away on October 19 in Grand Island, Nebraska after a lengthy illness. Born on November 9, 1926 to Earl and Sylvia Well in Sioux City, Iowa, Mr. Wells had three daughters and one son, John A. Wells, and daughter-in-law Rosemarie Tamez Wells, grandsons John Jr. and Michael of Trinidad. Family may be contacted at 319 Clark Ave., Trinidad. Services and burial will be in Grand Island, NE.

Wells, Euna Jean
Euna Jean Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2016 - Euna Jean Wells, 75, passed away Dec. 21, 2016. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, Majestic Baptist Church, 494 E. Hemlock Drive, Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dream Weavers, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Wells, J. Dudley
J. Dudley Wells – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1899 – Death of J. D. Wells – It was with sorrow that our people heard on Saturday morning that our honored and respected citizen, J. D. Wells had passed away the night before. J. Dudley Wells was 51 years, 4 months and 27 days old at the time the Master called him away from earthly scenes. He was born at Palmyra, Missouri, December 9, 1846 and was married to Miss Josephine Guthrie at Troy, Missouri, October 16, 1868. But one child was born to this union and is left to mourn a kind and good father, Emmett R., our well known liveryman. The deceased came to Colorado in 1879, first locating at Silver Cliff and afterward removing to Canon City where he was employed in the state service at the penitentiary. He came to Walsenburg last June and went into the livery business, but has been in poor health for a number of months. The body was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Masonic Cemetery under the ceremony of the AOUW, after a brief service by Rev. Butler at the M. E. Church. The mourning family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.

Wells, Lewis E.
Lewis E. "Gene" Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2015 - Lewis E. “Gene” Wells, born July 14, 1928, passed away Jan. 6, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Mabel; wife, Ruth; brothers, Paul and Charlie. Gene lived and farmed in the Boone area for 70 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1949. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 31 years. He is survived by three daughters, Cathy, Kaye (Dennis) McKenna and Nancy (Nick) Brown; and son, Blair (Terry). He has 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is survived by Ruth’s sons and their families. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Wells, Raymond
Raymond L. Wells - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2017 - Raymond L. Wells, 73. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wells, Venona M.
Venona M. Wells - Chronicle News - December 18, 2009 - Venona M. Wells, Born July 20, 1924 to Frank and Elsie Pritchard in Sioux City, Iowa passed away on December 16, 2009 in North Platte, Nebraska. She is survived by three daughters and one son, John A. Wells; daughter-in-law, Rosemarie G. Wells of Trinidad, Colo. and grandchildren, John A. Wells, Jr. and Michael A. Wells of Trinidad, Colo.; Jennifer L. Wells (Quesada) and sons, Adam and Gage of Loveland, Colo.; Sara R. Wells (Raso) of Loveland, Colo. Family may be contacted at 319 Clark Ave., 719-846-4008. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Wellsby, Joseph
Joseph Wellsby – Walsenburg World – March 14, 1895 – A Brutal Murder – A Speedy Vengeance Overtakes the Authors of the Deed. An Innocent Man Shot, Presumably by Accident. The record of this week is a fearful one. As we write five men are dead and two others are believed killed. Last Saturday Abner Hixon of Rouse came over to Walsenburg to arrange with John Caviness for a partnership in a saloon they proposed opening at La Belle, N. M., next week. He was in town also on Sunday leaving for Rouse about nine o’clock in the evening. On reaching Rouse he put the horse he rode in the stable of its owner, James Goodwin, and started for his boarding place at H. H. Goodwin’s two blocks distant. On the way he passed a house where a company of Italians were carousing. Either enticed or of his free will he entered and drank with them. Just how the difficulty which resulted in his death was precipitated is not quite clear. The Italians claim that he went out of his own accord and began shooting toward the house. But no gun has been produced, and a hole they show on the side of the door has the appearance of having been made with a pick. It is, however, known that there were nine of the assailants, and that while one named Antonio Gobetto held Hixon, Lorenzo Danino struck him two blows on the side and back of his head with a table leg producing severe fractures of the skull. They then carried the body some forty rods to the north and laid it near John Suebel's door. James Bundy and wife were up at the time and saw them pass, but supposing it was only a drunken companion they were carrying to his home, paid them no further attention. His overcoat was found some distance north east of H. H. Goodwin's, probably placed there to divert attention. Mr. Suebel says that on rising the next morning he saw from his window a well-dressed man lying a few feet from the house. Going out he found him still breathing, but nearly dead from blows received. Calling his neighbor James Duncan, they gave the alarm. Coroner D. W. Mathews, Deputy District Attorney Hunter and Sheriff O’Malley were telephoned and hastened over from Walsenburg. A blood hound recently purchased by Tom Brewer was brought on the scene and tracked two of the men to a saloon north of camp. Others were found in hiding in their houses and two had struck for the open country. Officers were soon on the track and nine persons were arrested. The table leg was found in a cellar and identified. A coroner’s jury was summoned consisting of D. R. Hindman, Walter Holt, John Pruitt, W. D. Lee, P. D. Learnard and Samuel Weyman. As a result of their investigation, Lorenzo Danino, Antonio Gobetto, Francisco Roccetto, Pete Jacobino, and Stanistavo Bittoni. The inquest continued till the evening of Tuesday. Danino was brought over to Walsenburg and put in the jail about noon. It was near six o’clock, when the other four were sent over. Deputy Sheriff Danford sat on the seat with the driver, Joseph Wellsby; and City Marshall Chas. Harriman followed on horseback with a Winchester. Sheriff O’Malley was detained by the examination of another prisoner who was afterwards released, when he started for home. It was just as the party had reached the bridge over Bear Creek about one mile from Walsenburg, that six or seven horsemen, whose faces were masked or colored rode up from behind. Hardman was compelled to dismount and make for town on foot. Riding up beside the wagon they ordered the driver to stop, which he did at the end of the bridge. Hanford was ordered to hold up his hands and the prisoners bidden to get out. Shots were fired almost immediately and the horses commenced to run. Young Wellsby unable to hold them jumped to the ground. Danford who was still in the wagon soon followed just in time to see Wellsby shot as he was attempting to run across the road. He immediately went to him and lifting his head held it tenderly the few minutes the boy lived, and then hastened to town to give the alarm. There were a number of shots fired by the men on horseback but no others. One Italian was slightly wounded in the left breast and started to walk to the city. He was overtaken by Sheriff O’Malley who brought him in in his cart, and placed him in jail. The other three disappeared and no trace of them could be found that night. About noon the next day one more body was found near the Lowenbruck slaughter house. Antonito Gobetto and Pete Jacobino have not been found, and it is not known whether they have escaped or were killed. The body of Joseph Wellsby was brought to town and placed in the care of A. R. Campbell, undertaker. But the tale does not end here. About one o’clock a company of 15 to 20 men went to the jail and rapped. To the inquiry of the guards within as to who they were, their spokesman answered, “Walter.” On being admitted they seized the guards and going toward the cells fired upon the two prisoners. The shots were heard and soon a crowd of citizens assembled. In the morning the coroner assembled a jury consisting of H. B. Wycoff, John Pritchard, J. N. Cooper, S. A. Bowman, and Thomas Mooney, to consider the case of Joseph Wellsby. In their verdict they state that he came to his death from pistol wounds inflicted by persons unknown to the jury. Abner Hixon was a native of Tennessee who had also lived in Arkansas and Texas. He had been in Rouse about two years, and was well liked. Last summer he served awhile as deputy sheriff during the strike, and many think that this may account for the enmity which led to his murder. Messages were sent to his friends at Paris, Arkansas, but no response was received. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Rouse and the burial at Walsenburg. He was 33 years of age and unmarried. Walsenburg World – March 21, 1895 – Last Week’s Tragedies – The Two Missing Men Alive – Visit of the Italian Consul – Gov. McIntyre Offers a Reward – Further inquiry brings out some new features of the fearful tragedies of last week. When Hixon returned to Rouse that Sunday night he was seen by Mrs. James Stevenson who reports that after putting his horse in her stable he went down the street and turned the corner by Hindman’s. Below here he seems to have met Pete Jacobino and others who invited him to go up to the house which he accepted. Here he remained till his suspicions were aroused by some muttered conversation in another part of the room. He asked Pete who spoke English what they were saying. They then told Pete to take him out and send him home, which he assayed to do. Instead however, of going direct to his boarding house he went around the house. As he appeared at the rear window they became alarmed and cried out that he had a pistol and was going to shoot. Two of them rushed out and followed him to the front, seized hold of him just as Danino having caught up a table leg from under the bed followed and struck the fatal blows. One of the party partly dragging and partly carrying took the body and placed it in front of John Subel’s window. When the bloodhound was placed on the sent he ran directly to the body, then returned on a parallel track, and rushing into a cellar in the rear of the house seized the table leg that had been the weapon. His next move was to the rear of the house, and on being admitted passed through and out of the front door and then struck for a saloon north of camp, where he found two of the men. He later traced two others to a house where the officers kicked in the door and made the arrests. Pietro Giacobina Escapes – of the two Italians missing after the attack at Bear Creek Bridge, one has been found alive and the other is believed to have escaped. Pietro Giacobina is now an inmate of the Fuel and Iron Companies Hospital at Pueblo in a most pitiable condition. We clip the following from his statement to a reporter of the Chieftain. “When he heard the command from the horsemen at the bridge to the driver of the wagon, Joe Wellsby, who was killed, it took him but a moment to realize that the mounted men meant death to someone. Without a word, according to his story, the avengers began firing at the occupants of the wagon. All seemed to realize that it

Welsby, Annie
Annie Welsby – Walsenburg World – January 2, 1913 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Monday, December 30, 1912, Mrs. Annie Welsby, wife of William Welsby at the age of 41 years, 11 months and 17 days. The funeral will be held at the residence of the deceased on E. 9th St. at 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Welsby, Mary Ann Lillie
Mary Ann Lillie Welsby – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1920 – Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Welsby in Walsenburg, Colorado, Wednesday, February 11, 1920, at 5:15 p.m., Mary Ann Lillie Welsby, age 13 months and 27 days. Funeral services will be held for the little one of the Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Mrs. Welsby have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Welsby, William J.
William J. Welsby - The Gazette - March 8, 2006 - William J. Welsby, departed this life for his heavenly home March 5, 2006. He was born in Walsenburg, Colorado., January 17, 1923 to Albert and Mary Welsby. He served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. He attended CU in Boulder, graduating as a Mechanical Engineer. He worked in Civil Service for Air Defense Command for over 20 years in Colorado Springs. After retirement, he worked in Real Estate sales for ten years. He was married in 1945 to Virginia M. Kricke, in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; son, Timothy K. Welsby of Corpus Christi, TX; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Alan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland Park Baptist Church, 2315 N. Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado. 80909. "Until we meet again, my love, forever yours-Gingo"

Wendland, Ernest
Ernest Wendland – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1900 – Ernest Wendland was killed in a snow slide near Leadville on the seventh.

Wennerlund, Mildred Elizabeth
Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Wennerlund - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2014 - Mildred Elizabeth “Millie” Wennerlund, 91, longtime resident of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2014. She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., to Harry and Barbara Jensen. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Irv Wennerlund; and daughters, Barbara Burnett and Judy Askey Struck. Survived by son, James (Susan) Askey Jr. of Pueblo; daughter, Kathy (Mel) Askey Nix of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Zoo or PAWS through the funeral home.

Wenthold, Norbert W.
Norbert W. Wenthold - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2015 - Norbert W. Wenthold, 76, passed from this world on Jan. 7, 2015. Survived by his sisters, Irene (Dick) Niebuhr and Delores McKeen; as well as daughters, Maria (Bill) Poelman and Annie Arnold (Jade Norton); and his sons, William (Toni) Wenthold and Joseph (Gina) Wenthold; grandchildren, Carlos (Barbara) Arnero, Amanda Arnero, Stevee (Aaron) Casey, Rian Martin, Jordan Martin, Katie Poelman, Sarah Poelman, Breana Arnold and Victoria Arnold, Jeanna Norton, Jayden Norton and Jace Norton; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Ethan, Sienna and Samatha; with acknowledgment to Charlene Wenthold, Audie Peacock, Mary Birmingham, Geneva Lee and Craig Arnold. Preceded in death by his father, William Wenthold; brother, Clarence Wenthold; and mother, Elizabeth Wenthold; and Audie Peacock. Born to William “Bill” Wenthold and Elizabeth Wenthold on Jan. 15, 1938, on the family farm in Wells, Minn. Raised on the family farm, he joined the U.S. Army at age 18 in1956, served with A Battery 56th Field Artillery until 1958 and completed his U.S. Army Reserve Duty in 1962. Obtained his pilot’s license in 1964. Farmed until 1968 in Fairbault County, Minn. Moved to the Twin Cities area and worked on the ‘high risers’ as a welder and construction worker. Moved to Colorado in 1970 and worked at CF&I Steel mill. Went into business with partners Bowdin & Clemmer forming BCW. Worked for Capp Homes as an award-winning framer. Resumed his BCW concrete contractor work with the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Worked for Tony Beltramo & Sons completing sidewalk and gutter work for their road contracts, eventually running their rock crusher for many years. Worked a short time for the Colorado State Drug Rehab Program. He completed training for the Ministry of Christian Service Program. For many years he served as an election official. He was a lifetime member of the DAV as well as a former DAV state commander from 2003-2004 and served on the national DAV level as well. He was also a member of the DAVA. He had been a member of the American Legion. He really enjoyed driving in his car and traveling to state and national conventions to meet new people. If you asked him what his hobbies were, he would answer: TV and chasing after women. No visitation and no viewing. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with VA Chaplain Dennis Johnson officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Colo. Date to be determined. Reception to follow at the American Legion Post 2, Ninth and West streets, Pueblo, CO 81003. Memorials may be made to DAV, DAVA or American Legion.

Wentworth, Arloine
Arloine C. Wentworth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2017 - Arloine C. Wentworth, 100, passed away Sept. 16, 2017, in Fowler. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Harry; her parents; twin brother, Arlo; three more brothers and two sisters; three grandsons; and a son-in-law. Survived by five daughters, Carol (James) Harris, JoAnn Blunkall, Janice Spain, Charlene (Pat) Richardson, Brenda lgou; and numerous nieces and nephews and family. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, followed by services at 11 a.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta, with Pat Richardson officiating.

Wentz, Angie Lee
Angie Lee (Scales) Wentz - Chronicle News - September 12, 2016 - Angie Lee (Scales) Wentz died on September 4, 2016, at age 68 after a brief battle with leukemia. Born on December 25, 1947, Angie was preceded in death by parents Henry and Ermalene Scales and brother Henry Scales, Jr. Angie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Chuck, children Dustin, Brian, Carl, and Amy, sister Sandy, brother Dennis, four grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She graduated from Kingsville High School and received bachelor and master degrees in education from Texas A&I University. Angie was a devoted wife and mother, and had a career of teaching elementary students. She was a blessing to those around her. Donations made on behalf of Angie, may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Private family services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad, CO.

Werden, Charles H.
Charles H. Werden – Walsenburg World – December 10, 1914 – The Toll of the Year – (Prof. S. N. Andrews.) Address delivered at Elks Memorial services Sunday afternoon. Exalted ruler, brothers and friends. Each year, nature demands her toll of those who pass along the highway of life. From each individual she ejects a payment; he must pay a price for his right to existence. Likewise every institution must pay its share of nature’s levy upon mankind. There is a law of compensation in nature. “Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us,” says the poet. The past year has demanded a heavy toll of you, my brothers. Six of those who were with us either in body or spirit only met a year ago today, are now numbered among “our absent brothers.” More have been taken during the past year than during the entire preceding history of our large. So this “Lodge of sorrow” is not without special significance to all of us. It is eminently fitting and proper that a day be set apart, upon which to call the role of the departed brothers, and do honor to their memory. This is a solemn duty and should afford food for serious thought and reflection. Charles H. Werden was born at Winfield, Kansas, May 17, 1877. He had spent the last few years of his life in Colorado actively engaged in laying foundation for a successful career, but fate ruled that this excellent young man should not see the accomplishment of his desires. He died February 25, 1914. Again the Lodge with called upon to mourn at the bier of a newly made brother.

Werts, Russell R.
Russell R. Werts - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2016 - Russell R. Werts, 91, died on Jan. 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; five children, Pam, Pat, Paula, Michael and Steven; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a faithful servant of Jehovah for 60 years. Memorial service to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 785 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West.

Wertz, John
Deacon John Wertz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2017 - "Deacon John" Wertz, 81, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 25, 2017. He was born March 29, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo., to David and Catherine Wertz. John attended Holy Trinity grade and high school. He joined the Navy in 1954, as a musician playing the trumpet and French horn. He was stationed in Washington, D.C., and then in Guam. In Guam, he was able to use his love of swimming by life guarding at the beach and learned to scuba dive. After discharge, he moved to Greeley, Colo., to start college and his family. He started working at McDonald's and became part owner of the two McDonald's in Greeley. He was proud of the fact that he was able to help establish the first Ronald McDonald House in Denver and later in Albuquerque after moving to New Mexico. John also started his love of flying, obtaining his pilot's license and then becoming a flight instructor. He continued his love of flying in New Mexico by becoming a hot air balloon pilot. After moving to New Mexico, John left McDonald's and had various jobs before becoming an educational assistant for special needs children. When asked how he could care for the special needs children, he said he thought of them as being Christ and it became easy. John received his calling to serve the Lord more fully while in Albuquerque and started his deaconate training. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on June 24, 1993. John was bi-ritual and also served at the Byzantine Catholic Church. He moved to Pueblo in January 2001, and continued to serve in the diocese of Pueblo. John joined Sangre de Cristo Hospice in 2003, and served as chaplain for nine years before retiring after the death of two sons-in-law. He continued to serve as a deacon at the Shrine of St. Therese until he became ill. John enjoyed watching the Broncos playing football and the Rockies baseball. He loved to golf, travel and fish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. John leaves to cherish his memories to his wife of 39 years, Rose; father-in-law, Philip Reynolds III; daughters, Laura Kline, Barbara (Doug) Ross, Kathy Boechler and Christy (Mike) Dale; brother, Paul (Barbara) Wertz; and brothers-in-law, Philip (Lillian) Reynolds IV, James (Beth) Reynolds, Shane (Elisa) Reynolds and Greg (Melissa) Reynolds. He had nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a kind, loving man and will be greatly missed. And while we are grieving, we know he is in heaven with the Lord. Viewing, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, St. Therese School or charity of your choice.

Wesalji, Mrs.
Mrs. Wesalji – Walsenburg World – May 1, 1895 – Mrs. Wesalji died on Monday of consumption. Her health has been poor for four years past and of late she has been near death. She leaves a husband and two children. Two of their children have died in camp, the last a few months ago.

West, Crystal L.
Crystal L. West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2016 - Crystal L. West, 33, of Pueblo, went to be with Jesus Aug. 7, 2016. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Christian Growth Center

West, Edward
Edward West – Walsenburg World – November 2, 1911 – Edward West, age 74, a pioneer of Trinidad, is dead. Walsenburg World – November 9, 1911 – The will of Edward West, who died suddenly in Trinidad, was filed in County Court and the value of the estate is placed at $2,00,000.

West, Edward D.
Edward D. West - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2015 - Edward D. West. After 62 short years, Edward went to be with his Lord after a short battle with cancer. Born Dec. 25, 1952, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Edward was the first of four children born to Edward J. and Betty Jean West. Being in a military family, he spent most of his first three years in England. He also lived in France, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. His lifelong love of books built his vocabulary and fed an insatiable hunger for knowledge. Having come to know the Lord Jesus as his personal savior at the age of 7, Edward’s love for the Lord grew to a love for the Bible, which he read through about 100 times in numerous translations. He used his knowledge of the Bible to help countless others come to know God better, serving in many capacities in a variety of churches and had recently become a soldier in the Salvation Army in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his mother; and is survived by his father; siblings, Myron (Kimberly) West, Yvonne (Michael) Lee and Wendy (David) Reed; and their children. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Grace Community Bible Church, 25th Lane and County Farm Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to GraceMode.

West, Edward Johnston
Edward Johnston West - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Longtime Pueblo resident, Edward Johnston West, died Aug. 12, 2015, following a brief illness. Ed was born in Kingsland, Ark., on March 30, 1930. He served in the United States Air Force as a meteorologist and retired in 1967 after 20 years of service. He then spent 20 years in the National Weather Service. Ed enjoyed fishing, Christian fellowship, and most of all, his beloved wife, Betty Jean Yarbrough West, who preceded him in death in 2011. His oldest son, Edward D. West, also preceded him in death earlier this year. He is survived by a son, Myron West of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter, Yvonne Lee of Whitsett, N.C.; daughter, Wendy Reed of Pinedale, Wyo.; and nine grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Grace Community Church.

West, Faye
Faye West - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Faye West, 89. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

West, Frank
Frank West – Walsenburg World – August 31, 1916 – Frank West Stabbed to Death – Trinidad – Frank West, 25, a ranch man at Delhi, 30 miles east of this city, and a member of the best-known and wealthiest families, was stabbed to death by Ricardo Lucero, a Mexican section worker and up to a week ago employed as a sheepherder on the West ranch. The stabbing took place at Delhi station, on the Santa Fe Railroad. Lucero, after the killing, ran to a boxcar shack in which he and his wife had been living, changed his clothes and fled. The woman and Donciano Sandoval, a friend of Lucero, with whom West is said to have been quarreling earlier in the evening, are in the county jail as accomplices in the killing. The woman is said to have held the arms of West while her husband stabbed him to death.

West, George F.
George F. West – Walsenburg World – January 9, 1902 – George F. West, mayor of Pueblo, died December 30, after an illness of several weeks. Mayor West was born in Kentucky and came to Colorado in 1880, being 48 years of age at the time of his death.

West, Joan
Joan West - Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary - September 6, 2014 - Joan West was born on May 30, 1936 in Denver, Colorado and died September 4, 2014 in Castle Rock, Colorado. She lived several of her grade school years in Trinidad, Colorado and returned to Denver where she graduated from Cathedral High School. She was awarded a full scholarship for drama to a local college, but Joan chose to attend the University of Denver. During this time, she won the Miss DU beauty pageant and was a runner up to Miss Colorado in 1957. She studied at the Lee Strasburg Theater and Film institute in New York City. Joan had several appearances on network TV Soap Operas. She had a long career in entertainment and retail sales. She married John C. Moore August 1, 1959 and had three children, Ed, Joe and Jeannie by whom she is survived. An amazing woman who lived an amazing life. Funeral Mass, 11:30am, Friday, September 12 at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary, 12801 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge.

West, Judy Marie
Judy Marie (Droz) West - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2016 - Judy Marie (Droz) West passed away on Dec. 1, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. Judy was born on Dec. 2, 1942, in Chester, Ark., to Irene and Charles Droz. Judy is survived by her brother, Richard (Candy); her sister, Ida; her grand-daughters, Cristina and Tuesday; her niece, Shelley (Mark) Montee; her longtime companion, Charles West; and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Deanna and Stephanie; and her sister, Reva. Judy loved gardening, traveling and working on her family’s genealogy.

West, Millie
Millie Galassini West - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2017 - Millie Galassini West, 80, of Northglenn, Colo., passed away on Oct. 8, 2017. Millie was born on July 26, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo. Millie, a Colorado native, was born and raised in Pueblo. She loved her family, the mountains and was the best mom and grandma ever! She was affectionately called "Mills." Millie attended nursing school at Pueblo Community College and received her LPN in 1983. She worked as an LPN in nursing homes in Laramie, Wyo., Fort Collins, Colo., and Northglenn, Colo., until her retirement in 2007. She was honored by her employer for her caring, compassionate actions and demeanor and "working from the heart" with her residents. Millie enjoyed spending time with her family, was an excellent cook, talented seamstress and loved reading. She was best known for her German chocolate cream cheese brownies, aka "The Damn Brownies." These were absolutely everyone's favorite dessert! Millie is survived by her children, Deb (Rick) Bowen, David A. (Danny) Galassini Sr., Anthony E. Galassini Sr., Gary T. (Landa) Galassini; first husband, Robert J. Galassini Sr.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Mae Titus; her son, Robert J. Galassini Jr.; and second husband, Bill West. Private family graveside services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

West, Thomas J.
Thomas J. West - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2017 - Thomas J. West, 95, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2017. Preceded in death by wife, Steffie; parents, Thomas and Rosa West; daughter, Floreen; grandson, Bobby; and eight siblings. Survived by grandson, Brad (Cyndy), and great-grandchildren, Devon and Hannah; grandson, Steve (Tawni), and great-grandchildren, Tj (Taylor), Ashley and Mikey (Amanda); also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, both held at George McCarthy Funeral Home.

West, Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee West - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2014 - Tommy Lee West, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Apolonio and Lucy West; and brother, Apolonio Jr. Tommy is survived by his daughter, Judy (Carlos Rivas) West; five grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lilly, Madeline, Cordila, Floyd (Elsie), Ernestine (Ivan) and Lloyd (Brenda); mother of his daughter, Theresa West; in-laws, Orlia, Mary, Lillian, Elvira, Herman (Margaret) and Lee; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

West, Walter Gerald Jr.
Walter Gerald "Gerry" West Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2017 - Walter Gerald "Gerry" West Jr. Born July 14, 1928, in Miami, Fla., to Walter G. and Betty (Kirk) West, Walter moved to Pueblo at 10, attended Central High School, participated in sports and played the violin. He graduated from the University of Colorado. On a bicycle trip through Europe, he met Alda Carandini at a bus stop in Vienna; they married in Parma, Italy, in 1952. As a young man, Walter worked for Colorado Fuel and Iron, the Santa Fe Railroad, and the City of Pueblo. He served in the Navy from 1952-1954, and the Naval Reserve. One fateful day, he saw an ad for the U.S. Foreign Service examination, and his life course was set. Walter served his country in Mexico, Japan, Colombia, Panama, Spain, Ecuador and Bolivia. He loved meeting people, delighted in their cultures, and spread American goodwill across the globe. Walter traveled extensively, pursuing unique experiences, local peoples, and helping those in need. He retired to Pueblo in 1986, playing golf, tutoring foreign students at the university, and keeping active in the community. Walter was a generous spirit, a tireless adventurer, a devoted husband, proud father and grandfather. Walter passed at home Dec. 24. He is survived by three children, Paul (Lisa) West, Christina (Karl) Mueller, Terry (John) MacIntyre; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 29, at George McCarthy Chapel, 400 Broadway. Memorial contributions may be made to international children's aid organization SOS Children's Villages or Pueblo's Veronika String Quartet.

Westbrook, Johnny Richard
Johnny Richard Westbrook - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 2014 - Johnny Richard Westbrook, 67, died June 24, 2014, in Taipei, Taiwan. He is survived by his wife, Su Chin Lin; daughters, Lisa Anne and Kimberly Rae of Taiwan; and son, James Richard Westbrook of Portland, Ore. He grew up in Sanford, Colo. He served a LDS mission in Japan and four years in the Air Force before moving to Taiwan in 1976. He is also survived by sisters, Becky Sumner, Karla Westbrook and Kristine Phillips; and brother, Kelly Westbrook. Service and burial will be July 9, 2014, Fu De Memorial Cemetery, Taipei, Taiwan.

Westbrook, Raymond L.
Raymond L. Westbrook – Walsenburg World – December 21, 1911 – Died December 17, 1911, Raymond L. Westbrook, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Westbrook, age 1 year, 13 days. Funeral at the residence in Pictou, Rev. McKee officiating. Interment at Masonic Cemetery.

Westcott, Anthony S.
Anthony S. Westcott - Chronicle News - June 3, 2005 - Anthony S. Westcott passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Trinidad, CO at 8:45 PM, May 30, 2005, after a long and debilitating illness. He is survived by older brother Charles (Evelyn) Westcott of South Bend, Indiana; nephews, Brett Westcott and Tyler Westcott-Lee; nieces, Shelley Westcott, Lorie Monroe, Susan Westcott, Loren and Lindsey Jackson; as well as close cousins Joyce (Sharesh) Pinjarkar, Harold (Jean) Haynes, Florence (John) Broadway, Wilda and Monetta Harris, and Sandra Smith; as well as a host of very good friends in Trinidad and across the country. He will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held in Indiana. Local memorial service is pending. In lieu of flowers or cards of sympathy, the family requests that you simply donate to the charity of your choice. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Westenhaver, Royce L.
Royce L. Westenhaver - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2016 - Royce L. Westenhaver, 75, passed away May 17, 2016. Services entrusted to Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home, Guymon, Okla.

Westerfeld, Gustav
Gustav Westerfeld – Pueblo Chieftain – November 6, 1919 – The Valley, The State, The West – Gustav Westerfield, honored and respected resident of Trinidad for the past 31 years is dead. This was a German that everybody liked. In addition to his prominence as the pioneer cigar manufacturer of his section, Mr. Westerfeld took an active interest in lodge and fraternal affairs. Note: This man was buried in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado.

Westmoreland, Betty Mae
Betty Mae Westmoreland - Chronicle News - January 7, 2004 - Betty Mae Westmoreland, age 68, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma. She was born on October 27, 1935 in Trinidad, Colorado to John and Emma LaCrue Torres. She married Bob Westmoreland on April 7, 1956 in Yuma, Arizona. They moved to Grove, Okla. in 1988 from Long Beach, Calif. Betty was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Grove. Survivors include her husband, Bob of Grove; one adopted daughter, Debra Jean of Calif.; two brothers, Eugene (Delores) Torres of Las Vegas, N.M., Rudy (Janet) Torres of Trinidad, Colo.; one sister Evelyn (Filbert) Armijo of Trinidad; three grandchildren, John Westmoreland, Ray Rolon, and Alejandra Rolon. Memorial services were held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at Worley- Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Grove, Okla., with Father Alex Kennedy officiating.

Weston, Fannie
Mrs. Fannie Weston – Walsenburg World – April 8, 1904 – Died at Pictou, Colorado, on April 4, 1904, Mrs. Fannie Weston at the age of 46 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wood at 3:00 o’clock on Wednesday and burial was at Walsenburg. She leaves a husband and seven children to grieve her departure. The family had lived in this county 17 years and had a multitude of acquaintances and friends. The Pictou School dismissed for the funeral and the teachers with Mrs. Henderson furnished four beautiful musical selections. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The procession of vehicles was near a mile in length.

Weston, George
George Weston – Walsenburg World – April 2, 1903 – John Weston, of Maitland, lost his baby George Weston, a boy four months of age, on Saturday by death. The body was buried Monday at the Walsenburg Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Weston have the sympathy of their friends.

Weston, Isabel
Isabel Weston – Walsenburg World – January 28, 1915 – Mrs. Isabel Weston of Tioga died last week after a two-week illness of typhoid fever. She was the wife of Thomas Weston and left three small children. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Rev. J. A. McKee officiating. The remains were shipped on the afternoon train to Burlington, Kansas, the old home, for burial.

Weston, John
John Weston – Walsenburg World – November 23, 1916 – The death and burial of Mr. John Weston took place last week. He died in St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo. Having been a citizen of Huerfano County for the past 30 years, he leaves many friends to mourn his loss.

Weston, Shirley Anne
Shirley Anne Weston - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2015 - Shirley Anne Weston (Scolere Craddock), 80, passed away Aug. 20, 2015. Mrs. Weston was born in Pueblo on Sep. 19, 1934, to Charles and Georgianna Scolere. After receiving bachelors’ degrees in English and History from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, she returned to Pueblo to teach at Pueblo Catholic High. In 1958, she married Jack DeSilver Craddock, a native Puebloan who would go on to serve as Pueblo County Manager from 1975 until his death in 1987. A decade later, Shirley married Herbert James Weston, who passed away in 2006. Mrs. Weston subsequently taught at Holy Trinity School in Trinidad, Aguilar Middle School, Pinon Middle School and Pueblo County High School, where she taught English and coached the school’s nationally recognized speech and debate team until her retirement. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Weston was extremely active in Democratic Party politics. In 1978, she was named vice chair of the Pueblo County Democratic Party and in 1983, was elected to the party’s top post. Described at that time by The Pueblo Chieftain as “the feisty Pueblo educator who cut her teeth in party politics more than 20 years ago,” she served as the Democratic Party chairwoman until declining to seek another term in 1991. Her 8-year tenure was among the longest in state party politics. In 1985, she was one of two Puebloans appointed by Gov. Roy Romer to “Directions 2000,” a statewide commission convened to revitalize the Democratic Party. Mrs. Weston also served as vice president of the Pueblo County Teachers’ Association and was a member of the teachers’ negotiating committee. Upon retiring from teaching, she served as a volunteer docent at Rosemount Museum. She was also an avid artist and poet and has been published in several anthologies. Mrs. Weston was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Georgianne Scolere; husbands, Jack DeSilver Craddock and Herbert James Weston; and grandson, John D. Craddock. She is survived by sisters Corrine (Samo) Dovgan and Mary Jo (Terry) Loder; four sons, John C. (Theresa) Craddock, Mark G. (Geri) Craddock, Matthew R. (Stacie) Craddock, and David M. (Sandy) Craddock; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Westphal, George Delbert
George Delbert Westphal - The Gazette - December 8, 2010 - George Delbert Westphal, 90, passed away at Aspen Living Center in Colorado Springs on December 6, 2010. He was born in Plentywood, Montana to George Amos Westphal and Clara Belle Ogden on May 16, 1920. He is survived by his wife, Loeda; sons Steven (Sheri) and George (Janet); daughters Nicole Westphal and Robin Alaimo (Steven); two stepsons Wenton Davis and Kevin Davis (Christy); seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a brother Richard (Lois); and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Adele; a son, Gerald Westphal; and a step-granddaughter. Following graduation from Bismarck High School (North Dakota), he worked for Patterson Land Company. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as Ward Master at the military hospital in Trinidad. In 1949 he graduated from the Illinois College of Chiropody and practiced in Bismarck. He retired from the Corps of Engineers at Cheyenne Mountain. He was a former member of Frontier Sportsman's Club, National Rifle Association, and Cheyenne Mountain Lions Club. He was a member of National Association for Federal Retired Employees and First United Methodist Church, attending the DUO Class and a member of the John Wesley Ranch Committee. George was a seventh degree member of the Grange and served as State Grange Deputy for 22 years. He owned and operated the Westphal Grange Insurance Agency for 15 years. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 8 at Shrine of Remembrance from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church for the John Wesley Ranch.

West-White, Ruby Louise
Ruby Louise West-White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2017 - Ruby Louise West-White. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pueblo West.

Wetzel, Marvin
Coach Marvin Wetzel - Chronicle News - September 10, 2008 - “Coach” Marvin Wetzel died September 3, 2008 in Denver, Colorado from complications of pneumonia. He was born March 16, 1926 in Mannington, West Virginia. He was the youngest child on nine and was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sister. Coach moved to Trinidad in 1965 as the assistant football and head wrestling and track coach at Trinidad State Junior College. He later became head football coach. Some of his accomplishments before coming to Trinidad included playing on an undefeated high school football team for all four years of competition. He served as a sergeant in the Army Air Corp. in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and was honorably discharged after the war. Marvin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University while leading the 1949 football team as co-captain, playing in the 1948 Tangerine Bowl, and becoming the nation's third highest scorer his sophomore year. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles; however, a knee injury ended his short-lived professional career. He was inducted into Marshall's Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. After graduating from college, he coached at several high schools in West Virginia before being hired as assistant football, basketball, head wrestling and track coach at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He also received his master's degree in physical education from Highlands University. He had an outstanding coaching career there for six years and was inducted in their Sport's Hall of Honor in 2003. After returning to West Virginia and serving for one year in the federal government program, Action for Appalachian Youth, Marvin and family moved to Trinidad to work at Trinidad State Junior College. He worked as instructor of social studies; head football, wrestling, track and women's basketball coach; division chairman; and vice president before retiring in 1988. He was recognized as the National Junior College Athletic Association's “Coach of the Year” for football. Marvin also served the Trinidad community. He ran for the School District Number One Board of Education without a formal campaign and was elected by one of the largest margins in Board of Education history. He served on the community's Victim's Compensation Board. The First Southern Baptist Church elected him Deacon 1972. Coach inspired and mentored many students, players, friends and all others who knew him. He influenced individuals in many walks of life including professional athletes, treasure hunters, business men and women, pastors and ordinary folk. Marvin “Bear” is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobby,” children David Michael (Serena) Wetzel, Rebecca Lynn (William) Gillespie, and Roger Craig Wetzel. He also had several grandchildren and great grandchildren. His remains were interned at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959 or Harvey Park Baptist Church, 2112 So. Patton Court, Denver, CO 80219.

Whalen, Timothy H.
Timothy H. Whalen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 2016 - Timothy H. Whalen, 55. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Whaley, Margaret
Margaret Ann Whaley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2017 - Margaret Ann Whaley, 79, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 14, 2017. There will be a celebration of her life for family and friends to share in her memory at 2 p.m. Friday, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., Pueblo.

Whatley, Eleanor
Eleanor Ann Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2015 - Eleanor Ann Whatley, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2015. She was preceded by parents, Juan and Juanita Maez; and sister, Virginia Whatley. Eleanor is survived by husband of 50 years, Frank Whatley Sr.; children, Frank Jr., Elizabeth, Joseph, Shawna, Pamela and Amanda; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Beatrice, Rosella, Lily and Louis; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Whatley, Francisco Antonio
Francisco Antonio Whatley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2017 - Francisco Antonio Whatley, 75, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Ann Whatley; parents, Dennis and Delfina Whatley; brothers, Willie, Ernie and Joe Whatley; sisters, Stella Gonzales, Celia Mendoza, Delores Ortega and Lucy Sandoval. Francisco is survived by his loving children, Frank Whatley Jr., Elizabeth (Octavio Rubio) Whatley, Joseph (Kristi) Whatley, Shawna (Jose) Salgado, Pamela Whatley and Amanda Whatley; sisters, Jenny, Gloria, Barbara and Margaret; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel.

Whatley, George W. Jr.
George W. Whatley Jr. - Denver Post - October 28, 2004 - George W. Whatley Jr. of Trinidad. Visitation today 4-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m.; Services 9:30 a.m. Friday; all at Advantage Runyan Stevenson Chapel. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Whattler, David
David “Randy” Whattler - Pueblo Chieftain – August 19, 2014 - David “Randy” Whattler of Las Animas, Colo. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas.

Wheat, Eleanor
Eleanor Ellis Wheat – Chronicle News – January 24, 2003 – Eleanor Wheat, age 84, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Trinidad, Colorado. Eleanor was born to John Roy and Bess Larkin Ellis on June 4, 1919 in the same home where she died on January 22, 2003. She was United in marriage on July 23, 1949 to Stanley Wheat, a union that lasted 27 years. Eleanor was a teacher in the Trinidad School District for many years. She served as librarian at Trinidad State Jr. College until her retirement in 1984. She was a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities where she served at both the state and national levels. Following her retirement, Eleanor continued the international travel she had long enjoyed with her husband. She was a volunteer at the Mitchell Museum and enjoyed playing bridge with friends. Eleanor was active in the First United Methodist Church 455 years. She served as chairperson of the board, librarian, and liturgist and she was also a chauffeur for her many friends for various church activities. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and her brother Donald Ellis. She is survived by son Dr. David Ogren and his life partner John McCluney of Houston, Texas, daughter Dr. Janelle Allen and her husband Mark Germaine of Madison, Wisconsin. She is also survived by granddaughters Jamie (Allen) Schenkel and Beth Wineinger and great-grandsons Duncan and Kieran Schenkel. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trinidad, Colorado, with pastor Mary Barbee officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements for Eleanor Wheat are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Wheatley, James
James Wheatley – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1900 – James Wheatley died in Leadville from the effects of a bullet fired by John McCarthy, late Sunday night, while Wheatley and a companion were trying to rob McCarthy.

Wheeler, Elias Stone (Baby)
Baby Elias Stone Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2016 - Baby Elias Stone Wheeler, born July 8, 2015, became an angel of the Lord on Jan. 24, 2016. Baby Elias Stone Wheeler Though his life may have been short lived, the love and happiness he filled our hearts with will always be remembered. Elias was preceded in the eternal kingdom by his many family and friends. Elias left to be cherished by his parents, Brooke and John Wheeler; and big brother, William Wheeler. Elias is survived by the Espinoza-Wheeler families, as well as many other family and friends. Mass of the Angel, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2016, at St. Mary Church, Rev. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Family to receive friends in the church hall following the Mass.

Wheeler, Loren H.
Loren H. Wheeler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2014 - Loren H. Wheeler, age 53, June 24, 2014. Survived by daughter, Rustay Wheeler (17); son, Jeff Wheeler (33); sister, Lorna Yanchunis. Loren was a graduate of Central High School. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Abundant Life Ministries Church, 1001 Constitution. A gathering celebration will follow at 2021 Driftwood. His ashes will be spread on Saturday, Aug. 16, in Creede, Colo.

Wheeler, Lucinda
Lucinda Wheeler – Walsenburg World – October 3, 1901 – Mrs. Lucinda Wheeler, age 84 years, was a resident of Sycamore, Illinois, and has two daughters in Colorado, Mrs. Davis of LaVeta, and Mrs. Andrew Danburg of Sharpsdale. Her death occurred on the 22nd of this month.

Wheeler, Myrna Louise
Myrna Louise (Spahr) Wheeler - Chronicle News - December 28, 2005 - Myrna Louise (Spahr) Wheeler, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on December 23, 2005 at the age of 74. Myrna was surrounded by her family who miss her greatly. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado on January 26, 1931 to Lola and Louis Spahr. Myrna leaves behind a life-long legacy of educating the youth of Colorado in places such as Stonewall, Cokedale, Pueblo, and Durango. Another of her most treasured experiences was teaching in St. Johns, Newfoundland. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse with outdoor privies in Stonewall, Colorado. In Stonewall, she taught grades first through eighth, beginning each morning building a fire in a potbelly stove. After moving to Durango, Colorado in the early 60’s, Myrna continued teaching in School District 9-R. She was at Riverview Elementary for the next 20 years teaching the fourth grade, and finishing her career at Florida Mesa Elementary. Myrna touched many young minds and hearts along the way. Many of her close friends and family will continue to cherish her memory through their hand-knit Christmas stockings that hang in their homes every Christmas. It is also very likely that a memory of her will be brought back to many while watching the Cooking Channel, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and, of course, her beloved football team, the Broncos. Her sometimes sarcastic and dry sense of humor always brightened the lives of family, friends and caregivers throughout her life, particularly during her health struggles of the past four years. Special thanks and gratitude go to neighbors, friends, caregivers, Hospice of Mercy, and the staff at Four Corners Health Care Center. Myrna is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dick Wheeler; and her four children, Kathy Villers, Su Compton, Jay Wheeler, Joe Wheeler; and son-in-law Doyle Villers, all of Durango. Myrna also leaves behind the four loves of her life, her grandchildren: Brooke Compton, Brendee Compton, Jessica Villers, and Morgin Wheeler. Myrna always thought of herself as a second mother to her three nieces and nephew, Judy Reyher, Jan Lawson, Jody Banks, and Jay Rydberg, as she loved them as if they were her own. Per Myrna’s wishes, no services are scheduled. The family requests no flowers and would like to encourage donations to Hospice of Mercy at 3801 North Main Avenue, Durango, Colorado 81301, or the non-profit charity of their choice. Arrangements made by Hood Mortuary in Durango, Colorado.

Wheeler, Richard
Richard Wheeler - Chronicle News - May 10, 2007 - Richard Wheeler affectionately known as “Stretch”; passed away in his home surrounded by his family on May 4, 2007. Husband, father, and grandfather, he was 78 years old. He was born in Trinidad Colorado on May 31, 1928 to Joseph and Miriam (Strausen) Wheeler. He worked as a utility lineman climbing poles and as a fireman on several railroads. A CU at Boulder graduate, his passion led him to his work with disabled, developmentally challenged and those in trouble with the law. He worked for the State of Colorado in the capacities of Rehabilitation Coordinator and Parole Officer. He was instrumental in establishing the Four Corners Sheltered Workshop and Hilltop House. His family and close friends will forever remember his “Stretchisms” such as, “Hang in there kid”, “You better get to getting”, “We’re gonna do it”, “No messin around”. His granddaughters fondly remember their Grandpa heading off to what Grandma Myrna would call “church” (The Elks Club). There he liked whipping his buddies at cards, sometimes coming home with as much as 3 or 4 dollars. He will also be remembered for his dry sense of humor which revolved around word play in Spanish and English. Although his language was blunted by a series of strokes, he never lost his will to move forward and his sweet, gentle nature. Special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Julie Pysklo, Darlene Kelly, caregivers, friends, neighbors, Hospice of Mercy, the nursing staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center, the wonderful folks at Alpine Home Health, the friendly folks at A-Med, and Sue Hannes and her staff at Four Corners Health Care Center. Richard is preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Myrna (Spahr) Wheeler. He is survived by his brother Jack Wheeler of Salida, Colorado, his children: Kathy (Wheeler) Villers, Su (Wheeler) Compton, Jay and Joe Wheeler, son-in-law Doyle Villers all of Durango. He also leaves behind the four loves of his life his granddaughters, Brooke Compton of Boise, Idaho, Brendee Compton of Phoenix, Arizona, Jessica Villers and Morgin Wheeler of Durango Colorado. Dick held a special place in his heart for all of his nieces and nephews including Judy Reyher, Jan Lawson, Jody Banks, Jay Rydberg and Scott McKee. Per Dick’s wishes no services are scheduled. The family would like to encourage donations to Hospice of Mercy or the non-profit of their choice.

Wheeler, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Wheeler - Chronicle News - March 14, 2007 - Rose Marie Wheeler, age 76, lifetime resident of Trinidad, passed away peacefully March 11, 2007 in Canon City, CO. She was born to Percy and Dora Wheeler on March 25, 1930 in Trinidad. She graduated from Trinidad High and Trinidad State Jr. College. She retired as Clerk of the 3rd Judicial District Court. Rose Marie loved to dance, sing and stay active. She belonged to many organizations, which she dearly loved. Rose Marie Wheeler was a certified Catechist (Religious Education Teacher) and served the Diocese of Pueblo for many years in that ministry. She taught children in this community for many years and more recently taught the 4th grade Religious Education Class at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Trinidad. The love and enjoyment she got from helping family and friends was her life. Her animals were more precious than gold to her. For all of us who knew Rose Marie, we can say “she was soft spoken, had a big heart and was an angel sent from Heaven.” She was our sunshine in the morning, our moon beam at night and we never let the snow bunnies bite. She is preceded in death by father Percy Wheeler, mother Dora Wheeler, brother Percy Jr. and step-sister Pauline Ackey. She is survived by sister Gladys (Pete) Racki, Gallup, NM, brother Stephen (Carol) Wheeler, Canon City, CO, nephew Derek (Suzanne) Racki, Rio Rancho, NM, nieces Donna (Owen) Barber, Los Lunas, NM, Susan (Nick) Terrazas, Colorado Springs, CO, Stephanie (Tony) Fontecchio, Canon City, CO, and Deanna (Alfred) Sandoval, Colorado Springs, CO, seven great-nieces, three great-nephews, one great-great niece and three great-great nephews. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00PM - 8:00PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 19, 2007 at 1:00PM at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are John Giron, Ken Tapia, Joe Hadad, Joe Reorda, Louis Girodo, and Nick DeBono. Arrangement are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wheeler, Walter
Walter Wheeler – Walsenburg World – March 12, 1908 – Walter Wheeler, a young man about 22 years of age was killed at Rouse last Wednesday afternoon by being run over by the switch train. He was walking along the track near Rouse and as the wind was blowing a gale at the time the noise it made did not allow him to hear the approaching train. He was instantly killed.

Whiles, William
William Whiles – Walsenburg World – July 18, 1905 – Killed in Mine – William Whiles, a miner, 66 years of age, was killed by a fall of rock at the Rocky Mountain Mine Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The accident was of the usual kind, caused by fall of rock from a defective roof. Mr. Whiles’ back was broken and there was hardly a whole bone in his body, and death must have been instantaneous. Mr. Whiles is the father of Ernest H. Whiles, superintendent of the mine. He came to Colorado from Nuneaton, England, five years ago and has been at the Rocky Mountain about six months. His buddy was a Slav, named George Clarick, who escaped the fall of rock with a broken leg and a slight wound on the head. The coroner’s jury brought in a verdict of unavoidable accident. The funeral of Mr. Whiles will be held in Walsenburg Wednesday afternoon. Walsenburg World – July 21, 1905 – The funeral of the late William Whiles was conducted from the home at Rocky Mountain Wednesday morning. Rev. Wood had charge of the services.

Whipple, Floretta Pauline
Floretta Pauline Whipple - Chronicle News - April 14, 2008 - Floretta Pauline Whipple passed away on April 1st, 2008. She was born in Queens, New York on September 27, 1908 to her parents, Paul Walters and Emelia Von Starr Walters. Throughout her life, Floretta deeply loved and cared for her family. She was the second youngest child among ten wonderful siblings and became an aunt to many nieces and nephews. In 1938, she married Thomas J. Whipple. They had five children together and a large extended family. Floretta lived a full, blessed life of 99 1/2 years. She provided her family with many wonderful memories, an enduring strength, and a love that always overpowered difficulties. Floretta is survived by her sister Gertrude Holland and her children: Dorothy (and Conrad) de la Cruz of Trinidad, CO; Thomas (and Maryann) Whipple of Florida; Robert (and Ann) Whipple of Massachusetts; Shirley Pelletier of New York; and David (and Felicia) Whipple of New York. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Prayers will be offered for Floretta on April 20, 2008 at the 10:00 am Worship at Zion's Lutheran Church at 613 Prospect St. A meal will be held at the family residence following the services. Internment has been at the La Veta Cemetery. The family would like to thank all of those who have extended their prayers and support during this time.

Whitchurch, Gloria
Gloria Strickland Whitchurch - Chronicle News - January 1, 2013 - Gloria Strickland Whitchurch, January 22, 1926 - January 19, 2013 - Gloria, (86) went home to be with her Lord on January 19, 2013. Gloria was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on January 22, 1926 to parents Albert Lee and Exa Law Strickland. She is preceded in death by her brother A.L. Strickland and is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Elmer E Whitchurch, along with four children Mike Whitchurch, (Carol) Steve Hodge, Lori Lynn Whitchurch Hedrick (Merle), and Rod Hodge (Cindy) in addition to many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gloria was always active in church and began teaching Sunday school in Louisiana at the age of twelve with a class full of four-year olds and has taught both the singles and married women classes here at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for over 35 years. Gloria has been a blessing to countless numbers that God brought into her life through encouragement and discipleship. Gloria was a student of the Bible and enjoyed sharing God's truth to others; she brought honor and glory to the Lord with her life, her illness, and her death. Services for Gloria were held at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida in the Hobson Auditorium on January 22, 2013 at 11 am, preceded by a brief viewing at 10 am. Funeral arrangements are with Greenlawn Funeral Home.

Whitcomb, David A.
David A. Whitcomb - Chronicle News - November 2, 2004 - David A. Whitcomb, age 73, longtime resident of Porter County, currently residing in LaPorte, IN, died on Monday, November 1, 2004. Dave was born in Frankfort, IN, the son of the late Thurman and Blanche Whitcomb of Valparaiso, IN. Dave was a professional race car driver, former board member of U.S.A.C., former Porter County Sheriffs Dept. mechanic, and previous owner of A-1 Automotive in Trinidad, CO. He retired in 1994, and he and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout North America for seven years. Dave is survived by his wife of 53 years, Esther “Alsie” Whitcomb; and five children and their spouses: Glen and Barbara Whitcomb of Easley, SC; Karen and Jim Davis of Pueblo, CO; Zane and Janet Whitcomb of Westville, IN; Abby “Gail” and Steve Appelt of Carmel, IN; and Gay Whitcomb of Lakeland, FL; as well as 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Delores Yergler of Hanna, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church, 3401 N. Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN at 4:00 P.M. The family requests no flowers, but donations may be made in David’s name to St. Anthony Hospice of Michigan City at 2424 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN 46360. Haverstock Funeral Home of LaPorte, IN in charge of arrangements.

Whitcomb, Stephen B.
Stephen B. Whitcomb - Canon City Daily Record - February 12, 1987 - Service Held Tuesday for Steve Whitcomb - Stephen B. Whitcomb of Silver Cliff died Feb. 6, 1987, in a Pueblo hospital following a massive heart attack. Born Aug. 23, 1944, in Mooreland, Okla., he was 42 at the time of his death. He lived in Custer County since 1958 moving here from Oklahoma. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Whitcomb was a rancher by occupation. He married Louise C. “Lulu” Savala in Westcliffe on Sept. 17, 1971. She survives him as well as two sons, Justin D. Whitcomb and Stephen W. Whitcomb; brothers and sisters, Walter J. Whitcomb of Hillside; Peggie Joan Tuzicka of Wichita, Kansas; Robin A. Roscoe of St. Joseph, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Westcliffe. Burial was at Silver Cliff Cemetery with the Rev. Dick Jones officiating.

Whitcomb, Wanda
Wanda Berniece Whitcomb - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2015 - Wanda Berniece Whitcomb, 80, of Pueblo, was born on July 10, 1934, and passed away June 14, 2015. Survived by children, Henry (Kathy) Whitcomb, Clarence (Joanne) Whitcomb and Glenda (Grant) Hill; siblings, Lee (June) Ryan and Beth Mead; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Henry Whitcomb; parents; brothers; and sisters. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Roselawn Cemetery.

White, Clifford Darl
Clifford Darl White - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2015 - Clifford Darl White, age 86, of Pueblo, Colo., and rural Fredonia, Kan., died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. Cliff was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Korean War. After serving in the military, Cliff worked for the Rainbow Co. for 18 years and then was a Sonic franchise owner for 40 years. He lived in Wichita, Kan., most of his life before moving to Fredonia. Cliff was a Mason and a Shriner. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 8 of Fredonia. Cliff loved his family and being around his friends. He is survived by son, Kent White and his wife, Angel of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Yvonne. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, with burial to follow at the Fredonia City Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Benefiel officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorials have been suggested to Adopt-A-Family of Fredonia and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th St., P.O. Box 247, Fredonia, KS 66736.

White, David C.
David C. White - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2017 - David C. White, 62, passed away Feb. 2, 2017. Survived by wife, Rhonda White; half brother and sister, Gary and Cindi Merritt; mother-in-law, Mae Page; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marylou Webster, Eugenia and Evalina Page, Yvonne Soper and Ritner Page; nephew, Raymond; cousin, Rita Mock; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Jackson Page; sister, Cleo Smoot; and brother-in-law, Van Page. David was born on Nov. 19, 1954, in Columbus, Ga., and adopted by Henry and Tinnie (Abney) White. He was born again into the family of God on Jan. 27, 1983. David was a disabled Air Force veteran, member of the American Legion and the DAV and enjoyed computers and photography. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, 2901 O'Neal Ave. Final resting place, Chemung Cemetery in Chemung, N.Y.

White, Frederick W. Jr.
Frederick W. White Jr. – Walsenburg World – May 21, 1903 – Frederick W. White Jr., Manager of the Pueblo Star-Journal, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo, May 14, after a 10 week’s illness of typhoid fever.

White, Harry (Mother of)
Mother of Harry White – Walsenburg World – October 24, 1912 – Harry White has returned from a trip east to see his mother, who died while he was with her.

White, Ida F.
Ida F. White - Chronicle News - November 30, 2012 - Ida F. White, 55, passed from this life November 21, 2012 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. She was born November 10, 1957 in Trinidad, and was a life long resident of this city. She succumbed to death after a prolonged illness. Ms. White graduated from Trinidad High School. She enjoyed baking, making one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, and creative writing. Her handmade gifts would be a surprise gift to a friend or relative…a gift from the heart. Ida enjoyed writing in her journal, and wrote many short stories about life. Ida could be seen all around Trinidad riding her scooter with her faithful dog Zorro running at her side. She is preceded in death by her parents Joe E. and Mary Ruth White, and her younger brother Joe E. White, Jr. Also preceding her in death are her grandparents Francesca and Manuel Garcia, Oscar White and Ida Ward. She is survived by her siblings Buddy Frank (Mary Ann) Neatherlin and Ruth Ann White of Trinidad. Nieces and nephews: Michelle and Michael Neatherlin of Oklahoma, David and Melanie Martinez of Trinidad, Robert Lee, and Tiffany Neatherlin of Trinidad; Amber Rose (Shannon) Henderson of Raton, NM. Other relatives include numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family wishes to thank the community of Trinidad and Ida's special friends (You know who you are) for the kindness shown to her during her time with us. It was Ida's wish that her body be donated for scientific research in the hope that it will benefit others. Thank you to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home who have been entrusted with these special arrangements. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Cards and letters may be sent to 203 Goddard Ave.

White, Lester A.
Lester A. White - Chronicle News - November 10, 2006 - Lester A. White, age 68, passed away on October 31, 2006 in Pueblo, CO. He was born in Albuquerque, NM to Lawrence and Alma White on October 5, 1938. He was employed by Mountain Bell and Qwest telephone companies in the Trinidad area until he retired after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter. He is survived by one grandson, two daughters, one brother, six sisters, sister and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, and mother of his children Geneva.

White, Mary Ruth
Mary Ruth White - Chronicle News - October 23, 2007 - Mary Ruth White, age 74, passed away on October 21, 2007. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado to Francesca (Dominguez) and Manuel Garcia on December 26,1932. A caring mother, Mary liked to sew and cook for her family. She was very talented and won many awards for her fine arts and crafts. She was a devout Christian and enjoyed reading her Bible. Preceding her in death are parents Francesca and Manuel Garcia, husband Joe E. White and son Joe White Jr. Survivors are children Buddy Frank (Mary Ann) Neatherlin, Trinidad, Ida Frances White, Trinidad, Ruth Ann White, Trinidad, grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, D.J., Melanie, Robert Lee, Amber Rose, Tiffany Ann (Nicolas) Sapien, eight great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers, Martha Griego, Co. Springs, Louise (Gene) Velasquez, Ed-die Garcia, Gloria (Gene) Torres, Tom (Louise) Garcia, Larry (Tina) Garcia, Phil (Adeline) Garcia, Frieda (Tom) Rios, all of Trinidad, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Private family services to be held at a later date. The family may be contacted at 210 Spruce and 203 Goddard. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

White, Melvin Eugene
Melvin Eugene White - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2016 - Melvin Eugene White, “Bud,” 83, born June 21, 1932, passed away March 24, 2016. Preceded in death by his mother, Florence Wagner; father, Robert White; stepfather, Sam Wagner; and sister, Evelyn Sowell. Survived by his sisters, Lois White and Marilyn White; other relatives and friends. Mel served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked most of his life as a bookkeeper/office manager. Mel enjoyed music (playing the piano and composing) and traveling. He was fond of animals, especially his beloved dog, Bonnie. Donations may be made to the PAWS animal shelter. At Mel’s request, no viewing. Cremation. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

White, Pauline May
Pauline May White - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2016 - Pauline May White. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, Adrian Comer Funeral Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

White, Rebecca Mae
Rebecca Mae (Foster) White - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2017 - Rebecca Mae (Foster) White, 63. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 410 W. 18th St.

White, Stewart
Stewart White – Walsenburg World – December 26, 1912 – Stewart White an old time resident of LaVeta died at Grand Junction on Monday. No particulars of his death could be obtained.

White, William
William White – Walsenburg World – December 19, 1901 – Lawrence Hex, a Negro, on trial at Pueblo for the murder of Lizzie Alley and William White, both colored, was found guilty by the jury, who also agreed upon the death penalty. His was the first murder trial in the Pueblo courts since the enactment of the capital punishment law.

Whited, Jesse Faye
Jesse Fay Whited – Walsenburg World – September 13, 1894 – On Saturday Mrs. E. Meyer received a telegram announcing the death of her brother, Jesse Fay Whited, aged 15. He died of inflammation of the bowels at the residence of Charles Holseffel near Larned, Kansas, and was buried on Friday. The Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows had charge of the funeral services, Rev. Baron of the M. E. Church officiating. The Daughters of Rebecca contributed the floral decorations. His removal is deeply mourned by a father, three brothers and his sister Mrs. Mercer, not one of whom was privileged to be with him during his illness, or to attend the last sad rites. Our people will recall Jesse as the lad who came to Walsenburg with Mr. Meyer and family last season, and helped awhile in their restaurant here returning to Kansas later. He was a lad of good principles, industrious and quiet in manner, before whom life opened an avenue to usefulness and honor.

Whited, Thomas Vern
Thomas Vern Whited - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2016 - Thomas Vern Whited, 60, passed away August 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Vern Whited and Geraldine (Hardin) Whited; and brothers, Joseph and Timothy Whited. He is survived by his girlfriend, Carol Sheeley; brother, Michael (Elaine) Whited; sister, Patricia (Bill) Robinson; sister-in-law, Charlotte Whited; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tom received services through Colorado Bluesky Enterprises. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at 2510 Oakshire Lane, Pueblo.

Whitehead, C. W.
C. W. Whitehead – Walsenburg World – February 5, 1896 – Died, Thursday, January 30, 1896 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. Meyers, Mr. C. W. Whitehead. The deceased was 77 years of age. Funeral services were held Friday, February 1, 1896, conducted by Rev. J. M. Berry.

Whitehead, Phil
Phil Whitehead - Chronicle News - October 1, 2008 - Phil Whitehead, formerly of Trinidad, Colorado passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 in Ada, OK. Private services will be held in Ada, Oklahoma. Family may be contacted at 3501 Oakridge Drive, Apt D13, Ada, OK 74820. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Whiteside, John
John Whiteside – Walsenburg World – July 14, 1903 – Three Men Killed – John Whiteside, Peter Dudkak and Peter Schobat were killed in an explosion of a blast furnace at the steel works at Pueblo Friday afternoon. Joe Radevich was also seriously injured and but little hope was entertained for his recovery. An excess of heat and accumulation of gas is thought to have caused the explosion.

Whithington, A. P.
A. P. Whithington – Walsenburg World – February 3, 1910 – Died at Tuscot, Texas, Mr. A. P. Whithington. Mr. Whittington was the brother of Mrs. M. E. Hayden.

Whiting, Shirley
Shirley Whiting - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2015 - Shirley Whiting, 60, of Pueblo, Colo., died peacefully on May 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was a loving mother to her son, Lonnie (Michele); and daughter, Sarah (Adan), who each regarded her as one of their dearest friends. She was lovingly called “Maga” by all of her grandkids whom she cherished and they cherished her daily. She was a wonderful cook and loved surrounding herself with her family and friends. Shirley loved to decorate her house and yard. Every holiday she hung decorations for all her friends and family to enjoy. She never took the gift of life for granted. She battled hard for many years to live and be there for her family and friends and for that, her family and friends will be forever grateful for her and the memories. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Church with interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Whitlock, Martha
Martha Gallawa Whitlock - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 2017 - Martha Gallawa Whitlock passed away peace-fully on April 5, 2017, in Denver, Colo., one month shy of her 95th birthday. Martha was born on May 17, 1922, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to John and Mary Gallawa. A longtime resident of Pueblo, her legacy will live on through her many contributions to the community. Her list of achievements is long and includes past president and trustee of distinction for the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, past president of the Pueblo Junior League and past president of Broadway Theatre League. She loved books and especially loved her membership in the Wednesday Morning Club. As a member of the AU Chapter of PEO, she served in all roles, including president. Martha is survived by her daughter, Laura Whitlock; her two granddaughters, Amanda Hoogervorst and Hayley Mathews; and three great-grand-children, Chelsea and Chloe Hoogervorst and Leo Ragar. She also is survived by her brothers, Robert Gallawa and Walt Gallawa and their families; and her sister, Esther Corcoran and her family; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Whitlock; and her son, Randall Whitlock. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at First Congregation United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans Ave. Memorials may be made direct to Washington Park Church of Christ or Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.

Whitman, Briggs
Briggs Whitman - Walsenburg World - March 10, 1898 - Died at his home near Apache, Colo., Monday morning, March 7, 1898, Mr. Briggs Whitman, of accumulation of fatty matter about his heart. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Walsenburg, Colo., Tuesday, March 8, Rev. C. E. Butler officiating, and at the grave under the rites of the Masonic Fraternity. Mr. Whitman was an old time honored and respected settler of Huerfano County. He moved to Colorado from New Hampshire some 27 or 28 years ago and settled in the Apache Canon where his home now is. The dreary waste of the then barren Colorado soil in these years he has turned into a veritable Garden of Eden. One of the finest fruit orchards in the state is on Mr. Whitman’s estate at Apache and in this Mr. Whitman’s life has been the noblest that man can choose, that of causing abundant harvests of fruits where once no vegetation was. When Mr. Whitman first came to Colorado it was with germs of consumption, and he was of slender build and light weight. Colorado’s sun conquered the disease; but in later years he was taken with the complaint which is becoming more common every year, that of obesity, or the accumulation of fat about the heart. When last weighed Mr. Whitman weighed 325 pounds. He has made several trips to Pagosa Springs for his health, and was congratulating himself that he was improving, when the last call came. Mr. Whitman was a member of the Masonic lodge and received burial according to their rites by the Walsenburg lodge. Mr. Whitman leaves a wife and one daughter of eighteen. Walsenburg friends and the World extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Whitney, Billie J.
Billie J. Whitney - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2017 - Billie J. Whitney, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 11, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Whitney. Survived by her son, Randy (Kimberly) Whitney; daughters, Val (Rick) Nicholas and Terri (Kevin) Kambach; grandchildren, Jessica (Doug) Campbell, Caleb Whitney, Megan (AJ) Ayala, Mick Nicholas, Caitlin (Paul) Grossman, Kelsey and Sawyer Kalmbach; and six great-grandchildren. Billie was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Oklahoma. She retired from banking in 1988, was a member of Milagro Christian Church and touched countless lives through their Prayer Shawl Ministry. Private committal at Mountain View Cemetery. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Milagro Christian Church, 2111 S. Pueblo Blvd. Memorials may be made to Milagro Christian Church.

Whitney, Dave
Dave Whitney – Walsenburg World – April 30, 1908 – Dave Whitney, a colored miner living at Walsen Camp, was in town Tuesday and concluded that the easiest way to get home was to board a C. & S. train and ride down as far as Seventh Street. Everything went swimmingly with his plan until it came to getting off at Seventh Street. In trying to alight he fell, fracturing his skull. He was taken to the hospital at Pueblo where he died Wednesday morning. He leaves a wife living at Walsen Camp.

Whitney, Mr.
Mr. Whitney – Walsenburg World – July 5, 1904 – Last Friday afternoon a miner named Whitney was killed in the Black Diamond Mine near Aguilar by fall of rock. Whitney came to Aguilar from Iowa several months ago.

Whitney, William I.
William I. Whitney - Denver Post - July 23, 2003 - William I. Whitney of Trinidad. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary. Services 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Isaac of Nineveh Christian Orthodox Church, 4455 Jason St., Denver. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens in Ft. Collins. Contributions may be made to Colorado State V.A. Nursing Home, Hospice of St. John, or to the Church.

Whitsell, Frank
Frank Whitsell – Walsenburg World – December 16, 1915 – Whites Kill Colored Men – Frank Whitsell and Louis Colquitt were shot and killed Tuesday night between 7:30 and 8:00 o’clock in Sam Sweet’s Pool Hall by Samson and Fred Sweet. The Sam Sweet Pool Hall is located on lower Main Street and it had become the habit of the colored population of that part of town to drop into the hall. Becoming tired of this, the Sweets put up notices “Colored Trade Not Solicited.” This angered the blacks and they entered the hall with the intention of making a “rough house,” and proceeded to tear down the signs. Not desisting when ordered, the Sweets, father and son, began firing on the blacks with the result that the two were killed. Frank Whitsell was the leader in the trouble and has an enviable record for one who poses for a tough. About a year ago his head was split open from crown to chin by his wife. At another time he was shot five times at Colorado Springs. His body was covered with the scars of his past battles. Louis Colquitt, the other victim, is familiarly known as “Sonny.” He has been in this community for a good many years, and was not regarded as a “bad nigger.” His father, Ben Colquitt, runs a little shoe shining parlor on West Sixth, and is well thought of. Five shots entered Sonny’s body, any one of which might have been fatal. One went into the chest and out through an arm which was broken; one went through a lobe of the heart; one through the abdomen; another entered the left hip. An inquest was held over the bodies of the Negroes on Wednesday evening, and the jury found that the men came to their deaths at the hands of Samson Sweet and Fred Sweet, but that the killing was justifiable inasmuch is the Sweets were protecting their own lives and property in their own place of business. Complaint has been filed by Ben Colquitt against the Sweets for the killing of Louis Colquitt. The Sweets have been arraigned and admitted to bail. The preliminary examination has been set for December 27. Walsenburg World – December 16, 1915 – E. V. Cammel, a colored undertaker from the capital city, was in town Thursday, sent here by the parents of Frank Weitsel to take back the body of their son, shot in Sweets Pool Hall, Tuesday night.

Whitt, Suh O.
Suh O. Whitt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2017 - Suh O. Whitt. Our beloved mother, passed away on March 17, 2017, with Leroy, and three of her sons at her side. Suh is survived by her former husband, Leroy K. Whitt; son, Kenneth (Toni); grandsons, Alex (Katie) and Andrew; son, Charles; son, Dean (Jean); grandchildren, Jordan and Jessica; and son, Steven. Suh was born Feb. 20, 1935, near Pusan, South Korea. She married Leroy Whitt in July 1955 and immigrated to the United States. They spent several years in Fort Knox, Ky., and Phoenix, Ariz., before settling in Pueblo, Colo. Leroy and Suh were founders and owners of Whitt Transfer and Storage in Pueblo/Pueblo West from 1972 to 2002. Suh enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and trips to Cripple Creek. Her greatest love was caring for her four boys and grandchildren. She exemplifies, "There is no greater love in this world than a mother's love." Private service.

Whittaker, Richard Lee (Lt.)
Lt. Richard Lee Whittaker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2015 - Lt. Richard Lee Whittaker (retired), rode off into his sunset April 20, 2015. He was preceded on his journey home by his parents, Allen and Ruth Whittaker; and granddaughter, Danielle Renee Rodrigues. He leaves behind, his children, Shari Drury, Mary Whittaker, Rulinda (Tony) Krasovic, Rich (Cristal) Whittaker and Shawn Whittaker; beloved grandchildren, Nicole Drury, Brianna Drury, Tyson Colarelli, Jordon Colarelli, Rian Rodrigues, Brooke Rodrigues, Brandt Krasovic, Michael Whittaker, Kylee Whittaker and Holly Cook; and godson, Adam Burnham. Viewing one hour prior to service. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Whittemore, Robert Warren
Robert Warren "Bob" Whittemore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2015 - Robert Warren “Bob” Whittemore went to be with the Lord on Sept. 16, 2015. Previously of Pueblo, Colo., most recently a resident of Greeley, Colo. He was born on Oct. 30 1939, to the union of Robert Whittemore Sr. and Katherine Whittemore. He married Beverly J. Hathaway on March 6, 1960, and they recently celebrated 55 wonderful years together. He worked as a meat cutter and market manager until his retirement in 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Whittemore; children, Todd (Susan) Whittemore, Thad (Victoria) Whittemore, Tamera Chirila and Tara Whittemore. Also survived by grandchildren, Candice (Mark) Taravella, Todd (Caila) Whittemore, Chanel (Anthony) Davis, Elizabeth Whittemore, Jerry (Ashley) Chirila, Ronnie Whittemore; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Eileen) Whittemore; sisters, Claudia Sniff and Virginia Whittemore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Whittemore Sr. and Katherine Whittemore; and his father-in-law, George Hathaway; and mother-in-law, Wilma Hathaway. At Bob’s request, his body has been donated to science. The family will celebrate his life during a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at Fellowship of the Rockies. He will be loved, cherished and missed forever.

Whorton, Azell
Azell Whorton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2014 - Azell Whorton, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 18, 2014. Wife of Bob “Arkie” Whorton for 57 years Oct. 6. Burial in Mena, Ark., on Oct. 27, 2014.

Wickizer, Gary Walter
Gary Walter Wickizer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2016 - Gary Walter Wickizer. In loving memory of Gary Walter Wickizer, aka Mo’ Kauffey, who passed away peacefully on March 12, 2016, at his home in Guelph, Ontario, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on July 31, 1952 in Pueblo, Colo. Memorial service will be later in the spring. Loved by many. Wall-Custance Funeral Home - March 27, 2016 - In loving memory of Gary Walter Wickizer (aka Mo’ Kauffey) who passed away peacefully on March 12, 2016 at his home in Guelph, Ontario after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on July 31, 1952 in Pueblo, Colorado to Graham and Floreine (Flo) Wickizer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather Lloyd Romberger. Gary graduated from Central High School in Pueblo, Colorado in 1970. He attended Saint John’s Military Academy in Salina, Kansas during his junior year. He owned a painting business for many years in Colorado and Guelph, and was considered a true professional in all his pursuits. Gary was an accomplished musician, singer/songwriter. Performing as “Mo’ Kauffey” for the last 16 years, he released six independent albums since 2000 with a new CD soon to be released. “Mo’ Kauffey” became a very well-known, much-respected, and beloved artist throughout Colorado, Florida, Ontario, Michigan, and points in between. He was a fine gentleman and his laid-back attitude was spirited by his kind and compassionate soul. He was a “blues” legend with a charming and clever wit and appreciated all the Arts. He began an acting career and was featured in many productions over the past two years and was recently commissioned to paint an original piece that was very well received as in everything he did. Gary is survived by his beloved wife, caregiver, and best friend Rosita (D’Alessandro) Wickizer; a daughter Krista Wickizer Fowls (Earl); a grandson Cole Ingram; step-daughters Cheryl Mickolwin (Jon) and Cynthia Averill (Christopher); step-grandchildren Bailey, Taylor, Sydney, and Raine; step-son Matthew Mickolwin (Gillian); sisters Noma Nel Hayden White (Ron) and Joyce Nielsen; brother Terry Wickizer (Tina); brother-in-law Martin Spritzer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Gary loved spending time with family and friends, performing and enthusiastically sharing his music and other loves. There will be no formal service per Gary’s request. Numerous memorials are being held in music venues in the Guelph and Colorado Springs areas. Our very special thanks to CCAC, Bayshore Home Health, Hospice Wellington, and his family and many friends who supported him. A tree will be planted in memory of Gary W. Wickizer in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm.

Wicks, Platt
Platt Wicks – Walsenburg World – November 18, 1909 – Former State Sen. Platt Wicks died at his home in Pueblo on the 11th inst. after a long illness, having suffered for the past 10 years from paralysis.

Wickstrum, Burt
Burt Wickstrum - Los Angeles Daily News - March 10, 2012 - Burt Wickstrum, born on May 13, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado. He lived in L.A. County for 60 years. He served in the Marine Corp in the Korean War. He was one of the chosen few at the Chosen Reservoir. He was employed by the City of Glendale for 41 years. He is survived by his wife, Jo; two daughters, three grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He died on March 4, 2012. Services will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Tujunga, on March 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Utter McKinley San Fernando Mission Mortuary.

Wiening, William W. Jr.
William W. Wiening Jr. - Chronicle News - August 7, 2014 - William W. Wiening Jr., age 72, of Trinidad went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on August 4, 2014. He was born in Paonia, Colorado, January 21, 1942 to William Sr. and Elma Wiening. He was a sportsman an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed watching his family grow and visiting with friends. He loved spending time with his sweetheart Ginger and his grandchildren. He was a concrete-pouring son-of-a-gun. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Rebecca Wiening; father, William Wiening Sr., and son-in-law Floyd A. Chavez. He is survived by his loving girlfriend Virginia Nunez (Trinidad), his mother Elma Wiening (Boise, Idaho), sister Ellie (Russ) Hibbs (Boise, Idaho), brothers, Norman (Dixie) Wiening (Tyler, Texas), Chase (Kathy) Wiening (Austin, Texas), children, Tracy (Calvin) Campbell (Hotchkiss, Colorado), Billy Joe (James) Richardson (Pueblo, Colorado), Stan Wiening (Denver, Colorado), Cliff (Yvonne) Wiening (Trinidad, Colorado), 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In lieu of funeral, the family will have a celebration of life on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Room at Trinidad State Jr. College. Any monetary donations can be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House, 1107 Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005. The family has entrusted Mullare Murphy funeral home with the arrangements.

Wier, R. H.
R. H. Wier – Walsenburg World – April 3, 1902 – Miners Killed – Last Thursday at the Pictou mine a miner fired a shot in his room. It broke through into an adjoining room where two men were working. Pat Dellehanty was so badly injured that he died in an hour. His skull was crushed and he was otherwise mutilated. R. H. Wier, his companion, also had his skull broken so that a portion had to be taken out, but he lived with some prospects of recovery and Dr. McGuire took him to the Pueblo hospital, but his injuries and the shock were so severe that he died on Saturday morning at 5 o’clock.

Wiggins, John
John Wiggins - Chronicle News - November 18, 2010 - Autopsy reveals no cause of death for Aguilar town marshal - An autopsy performed Tuesday morning after the unexpected death of Aguilar’s town marshal has so far revealed no clues in the cause of death, according to the Las Animas County Coroner. After days of not being heard from, John Wiggins, 31, of Aguilar, was found dead Sunday in his Main Street apartment owned by the Aguilar Housing Authority. The coroner’s office stated that the autopsy showed that Wiggins appeared to be in a very good state of health. Authorities in Las Animas County will have to wait at least 30 days for test results to come back from a toxicology report that may help determine Wiggin’s cause of death. Las Animas authorities were called to his home Sunday after reports by concerned neighbors. Wiggins reportedly had not been returning phone calls over several days, which prompted the neighbors to notify authorities. The Las Animas County Sheriff ’s Office told KKTV 11 News that they believe there is no foul play involved in Wiggins’ death. However, family members reported that Wiggins had been sick in recent weeks. He was a former police officer in Walsenburg before becoming Aguilar’s town Marshal about five months ago. Wiggins’ death is still under investigation by the Las Animas County Sheriff ’s department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Wiggins leaves behind two children.

Wiggins, Ron
Ron Wiggins - Chronicle News - March 12, 2010 - Ron Wiggins, manager of Main Street Liquor in Trinidad, Colorado, passed away at Parkview Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado, March 9, 2010. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheatridge, Colorado. Born in Gothenburg, Nebraska, August 22, 1944, Ron was one of four children born to Raymond and Jewell Wiggins. Ron ranched with his father for 20 years in Gothenburg before he moved to New Mexico. Ron and his wife, Norma, owned and operated Main Street Liquor since 1997. Norma Wiggins will continue as owner. Ron is survived by wife, Norma; daughters, Michelle Darby and Polly Wiggins; sister, Beth Mason; brother, Robert, and two grandchildren, Dino and Finn. Donations in honor of Ron and his love for animals are truly appreciated. Ron and Norma formed Cat Care Network of Colorado and New Mexico, a 501(c)3, no-kill rescue, low-cost, spay-neuter organization, in 2003. Donations may be made to Cat Care Network of Colorado and New Mexico, 803 East Main Street, Trinidad, Colorado, 81082. All donations are tax-deductible.

Wiggs, David Leroy
David Leroy Wiggs - Chronicle News - March 12, 2009 - Pueblo officer fatally shoots sex-assault suspect - A Pueblo police officer has fatally shot a man who authorities say was wanted in Fremont County on warrants for sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Pueblo Deputy Police Chief John Ercul says the man who was killed Wednesday afternoon was 54-year-old David Leroy Wiggs. He says authorities had been looking for Wiggs and received word that he was camping along Fountain Creek. Several Pueblo schools were locked down during the search. Ercul says police found Wiggs' vehicle abandoned in a northeast Pueblo neighborhood, and found a tent with some of his belongings in a river bottom. They eventually traced him to the East Fourth Street bridge, where the shooting occurred. The name of the officer who shot Wiggs was not released. Members of 10th Judicial District Critical Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

Wightman, Marnette
Marnette Wightman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2014 - Marnette Wightman, 87, made her transition on Nov. 18, 2014, after a very long illness. Marnette touched the lives and hearts of her family, friends and many others during her 87 years. Marnette was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Feb. 9, 1927, and eventually made her way to Trinidad where she met her husband. They made Pueblo their permanent home in 1951. Despite contracting polio her first year of marriage and living with residual debilitating pain, Marnette was known for her extreme generosity and kindness, helping many people through tough times. She served many organizations calling on her quick wit, endless ability to offer support, and problem-solving skills to help others. Among her interests were Al-Anon, public schools and Democratic politics. She was an active member of Divine Science Church of Pueblo, serving in many capacities as long as her health allowed. Marnette saw much of the world during her travels and was truly appreciative of other cultures and ways of doing things. Mrs. Wightman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth (Shadow) Wightman, 1999; her only, son Jonathan Parker Pemberton (Jon Wightman), 1972 at age 25; and her mother, Elsie Irene Kautzky, 2006 at age 106. Surviving her are her daughter, Emily (Larry) Andersen; and grandsons, Jeffrey Andersen, and Kenneth and Michael Pemberton. She loved Lois Karbach like a daughter and always treated her sons, Chris and James, as adored grandchildren. For 14 years, she was cared for at home by her family and friends, especially Pam Stock, Stella Pacheco, Patsy Eberwein and Eddie Eberwein who enriched her life with joy, comfort and many hours of laughter. The family wishes to thank Dr George Birks for his longtime kindness and caring services. Thanks also go to The Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A brief memorial service celebrating Marnette’s life led by Rev. Earleen Cornell of Divine Science Church of Pueblo will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to hospice or to any charity that works to feed and shelter people or works to take care of animals. Brush News Tribune - January 21, 2015 - Marnette Wightman, 87 and mother of Emily Andersen, made her transition on November 18, 2014, after a very long illness. Marnette touched the lives and hearts of her family, friends and many others during her 87 years. Marnette was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on February 9, 1927, and eventually made her way to Trinidad where she met her husband. They made Pueblo their permanent home in 1951.Despite contracting polio her first year of marriage and living with residual debilitating pain, Marnette was known for her extreme generosity and kindness, helping many people through tough times. She served many organizations calling on her quick wit, endless ability to offer support and problem-solving skills to help others. Among her interests were Al-Anon, public schools and Democratic politics. She was an active member of Divine Science Church in Pueblo, serving in many capacities as long as her health allowed. Marnette saw much of the world during her travels and was truly appreciative of other cultures and ways of doing things. Mrs. Wightman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth (Shadow) Wightman, 199; her only son, Jonathan Parker Pemberton (Jon Wightman), 1972 at the age of 25; and her mother, Elsie Irene Kautzky, 2006 at the age of 106.Surviving are her daughter, Emily (Larry) Andersen of Brush and grandsons, Jeffrey Andersen and Kenneth and Michael Pemberton. For 14 years, she was cared for at home by her family and friends who enriched her life with joy, comfort and many hours of laughter. A brief memorial service celebrating Marnette's life, led by Rev. Earleen Cornell of Divine Science Church of Pueblo, will be held in the spring.

Wilcox, Elva Eileen
Eileen Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2008 - Eileen Wilcox passed away Mar 1, 2008 in Pueblo. Eileen was born Aug 18, 1932 in Pueblo to James Griffith, Sr. and Elva Richards Griffith. Her survivors include her children Marvel (Anthony) Baca, Dan (Helen) Wilcox, Kelli Dawn (Richard) Haack, and Roschelle (Jozef) Polkiewicz, her sister Wilma Stringfellow, 19 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren as well as 1 nephew, 3 nieces and several other relatives. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Mar 6, 2008 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers that family suggests donations be made to the Children's Hospital through the mortuary

Wilcox, Ronald Stanley
Ronald "Ron" Stanley Wilcox - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2016 - Ronald “Ron” Stanley Wilcox, 72, passed away Feb. 2, 2016. Survived by life companion of 50 years, Ted “Tito” Duran; sister, Christine (Robert) Mc Kim; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Eleanor Botts and Madeline Weber; and nephew, Larry Weber. Ron was born to Charles and Madge Wilcox in Pueblo, on Feb. 4, 1943. He retired from Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association in 2000, after spending 35 years in finance. Ron enjoyed playing the piano, camping, trips to Cripple Creek and spending time with family. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilcoxson, Ruth O.
Ruth O. Wilcoxson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2014 - Ruth O. Wilcoxson, 90, passed away on Sept. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald S. Wilcoxson; parents, Andrew and Leona Allee; two sons, Zack and Gary. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Martha (Dennis) Wolfard; grandchildren, Shelly Skites, Todd Wilcoxson, Kenneth Weber, Alie Thiel, Clint Wilcoxson, Stephanie Shivar, Lisa Wolfard, Thomas Wolfard; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Dale (Ila Mae) Allee; daughters-in-law, Anne Wilcoxson, Lea Davis; brother-in-law, Jack Danielson. Ruth loved and cared about her family and friends. She was an avid Colorado Rockies baseball fan. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Ruth. Viewing, 10 a.m., with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, Imperial Chapel. Arrangements by Imperial Funeral Home.

Wild, Marjorie Christine
Marjorie Christine Wild - The Daily Sentinel - June 18, 2008 - Marjorie Christine Wild September 17, 1934 - June 15, 2008 Marjorie Christine Wild was born September 17, 1934 to John D. and Angeline Echer Fante in Trinidad, CO. The family moved to Grand Junction, CO in 1935. Marjorie graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1952 and attended Barnes Business School in Denver and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. On April 11, 1958 Marjorie married Lawrence Lee Wild in Grand Junction. During their lives together they lived in Grand Junction, San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA and Washington D.C. Lawrence's career as a U.S. Postal Inspector moved them to these various cities. Upon his retirement in 1987, they moved back to Grand Junction. Survivors include her husband Lawrence Lee Wild; brother Richard "Dick" Fante and his wife Carolyn; nephews, Dr. Steven Fante and wife, Sue; Ron Fante and his wife Lori all of Grand Junction; great nephews and nieces, Allyson Busch, Matthew Busch, Ryan Fante, Paige Fante Pacini, Garrett Fante and Dillon Fante. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 20, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary with Reverend Jeff Harmeling officiating. Cremation preceded this service and private inurnment will be held in Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's name to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Wiles, Paul
Paul Wiles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2017 - Paul Wiles, 86, born April 2, 1930, passed away March 11, 2017. Survived by son, Greg; daughter, Lisa; granddaughter, April; and great-granddaughter, Victoria. Preceded in death by wife, Janice. Paul was retired from the Air Force and enjoyed writing books and listening to classical music. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 1 p.m. Friday, Mar. 17, 2017, Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West. Memorials may be made direct to Sonrise Church.

Wiley, John H. Jr.
John H. Wiley Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2014 - John H. Wiley Jr., 62, of Pueblo, passed away on July 4, 2014. John was pre-deceased by his parents, John H. and Frances. Survived by his fiancée, Cheryl Neumeister and her family; sister, Ellen McCowen and her family; lifelong best friend, Jonsey; and numerous family and friends. John will be remembered for his love of his wheel-standing ’64 Chevy van, fast cars, off-color jokes and being a big softy under all the gruff. He is already missed. Thanks to Parkview 2E staff, Westwind and Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Donations may be made in John’s name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception will be at the American Legion in Blende.

Wiley, Rama Lee
Rama Lee (Graham) Wiley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2017 - Rama Lee (Graham) Wiley, age 88, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 9, 2017, at home on the family farm near Boone, Colo. Rama Lee Graham was born to Frank B. and Mollie Graham on July 23, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo. She grew up on the family ranch in the Rye community, graduating from Rye High School in 1946. Rama Lee attended college at Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, where she met her future husband. On Aug. 27, 1949, she married Robert B. "Bob" Wiley Jr. of Boone, Colo., who had recently completed his college degree. Bob's first job was in Greeley, so Rama Lee completed her bachelor's degree at Colorado Teachers College. The young couple joined the Graham operation in Rye for a couple of years, before returning to the Wiley family's Larga Vista Ranch near Boone, where she and Bob operated a dairy farm while raising five sons. She was very active in a multitude of community and state civic, educational and agricultural organizations, notably Sweet Adelines, 4-H and Master Farm Homemakers. She was an active member of the Avondale United Methodist Church. Rama Lee is survived by five sons, Robert III, Roy (Jane), Ron (Jeanine), Rick, and Doug (Kim); eight grandchildren, and her sister-in-law, Eula Stayer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Avondale United Methodist Church, 223 E. Highway 50 Business, Avondale, CO 81025. Donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church.

Wiley, Robert Brooks Jr.
Robert (Bob) Brooks Wiley, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2016 - Robert (Bob) Brooks Wiley, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at home, on the family farm near Boone, Colo. He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Pueblo, Colo. He grew up around the Avondale and Boone communities, graduating from Avondale High School in 1943. Bob joined the U.S. Army after attending college for a year. He saw action in Europe during WWII as part of Patton’s 3rd Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from Colorado A&M College in 1949, with a degree in Agronomy. On Aug, 27, 1949, he married Rama Lee Graham, of Rye, Colo. Bob began a career as a Weld County 4-H Extension Agent before returning to the family’s Larga Vista Ranch near Boone where he and Rama Lee operated a dairy farm while raising five sons. He was very active in a multitude of community and state civic, educational and agricultural organizations. He was an active member of the Avondale United Methodist Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Rama Lee; five sons, Robert III, Roy (Jane), Ron (Jeanine), Rick and Doug (Kim); eight grandchildren and his sister, Eula Stayer. There will be funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Avondale United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church.

Wiley, T. R.
T. R. Wiley – Walsenburg World – July 14, 1910 – Walks off Train and Is Killed – T. R. Wiley, a well-known resident of Texas, walked off the car while in his sleep as the train was approaching Trinidad last Sunday on the Colorado and Southern. Dr. Wiley was missed at Walsenburg and later a freight crew reported having heard someone crying out while they were passing. A searching party was sent out and the body of Dr. Wiley was found. He had been dead but a short time. Mrs. Wiley was on the train with her husband and returned to Trinidad from Colorado Springs. There is no intimation of foul play but in inquest was held Tuesday morning. Walsenburg World – July 14, 1910 – The Wiley Inquest – A large number of witnesses were examined in the Wiley inquest held at Trinidad this week, but no evidence of foul play was given. At 8:30 the jury brought in a verdict that the deceased had met his death by falling from a Colorado & Southern Pullman car and that the accident was a result of his own negligence. Mr. Wiley was 72 years old and was not a physician as was first reported, but was a prominent Texas cattleman. The remains were taken by the widow to Fort Worth, Texas, where the funeral will be held.

Wilgus, Jack
Jack Wilgus - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2016 - Neva Wilgus Aug. 20, 2015 Jack Wilgus Aug. 26, 2016 Together again.

Wilke, Pamela N.
Pamela N. Wilke - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2016 - Pamela N. Wilke, 49, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord March 13, 2016. Pamela N. Wilke Celebration of Life, 3 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel.

Wilker, Dorothy
Dorothy Alice Shepler Wilker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2015 - Dorothy Alice Shepler Wilker, 93, born June 18, 1922, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Clifford and Sarah Shepler and passed away Nov. 7, 2015, in Pueblo. Survived by her children, Robin (Mark) Boos of Garden City, Kan., and Chuck (Joanne) Wilker of Hartselle, Ala.; grandchildren, Forrest Byron (Jessie Rush) Betschart of Gillette, Wyo., and Roy Wade (Becky Lembitz) Betschart of Fort Collins, Colo.; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and seven step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lillian King of Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents; and sister, Anna Margaret Villers. Dorothy was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo., proud Central Wildcat of 1940, member of the Stillman Lassies all-girl marching band, active member for many years of the Beulah Belles, loved music, especially country music and dancing. She worked at the Pueblo Army Depot during WWII, while her husband served overseas in Germany. Dorothy also worked at Campbell’s Flowers in the 1970s in the wedding department. In recent years, she loved her home at Wynwood Assisted Living and was involved in the Alzheimer’s Art Program. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilkes, Thomas G.
Thomas G. Wilkes – Walsenburg World – July 6, 1906 – Killing at Mines – Jack Shank shot and fatally wounded Thomas G. Wilkes Wednesday evening on the hill between Pictou at Maitland. Wilkes dying from the effect of his wound at 9:15 Thursday morning. It appears that Shanks and a friend were on the hill back near Foley’s saloon Wednesday evening storing away the contents of a beer keg, when Wilkes came along. According to the friends statement, Wilkes came up to them with his hands above his head as if he were being held up and calling out that they were cowards and didn’t dare shoot and that Shanks thereupon pulled his gun and shot the man. The fact that Wilkes, who recently came here, had been given Shanks’ job at the mine may have had something to do with the killing. Just before he died yesterday Wilkes dictated the following telegram to Miss Effie Cox, Alderson, I. T.: “Sweetheart, I am shot and cannot live.” The dead man was about 26 years of age and came here about two weeks ago. He came here from Alderson, I. T., where his parents are now residing. Walsenburg World – October 5, 1906 – District Court – The jury in the case of the people versus John Shanks, charges murder, failed to agree and were discharged Monday evening. Walsenburg World – November 16, 1906 – The jury in the case of John Shanks on Wednesday brought in a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree. Attorney Garwood will present his motion for a new trial on November 24.

Wilkin, Ted
Ted S. Wilkin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2014 - Ted S. Wilkin, 84, passed away July 15, 2014. He was a professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo, until his retirement. He also taught at the women’s prison in Canon City through Regis University. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an animal lover, caring especially for his cats, Nikita and Pavie; also his beloved dogs, Cody and Jasmine. They all adored “their person.” A private memorial will be held in the high mountains of Colorado, the place he was most happy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca. He is survived by his daughters, Laura (Larry) Newlin, Lisa (Chris) Williams, Amy Brock; stepdaughters, Erika (Alan) Ronska and Patricia (Jay) Toth; grandchildren, Timothy, Nicholas, Adam, Samuel, Courtney, Wesley; step-grandchildren, Gwen, Sidney, Taylor, Erik; great-grandchildren, Henry, Hela, Leo, Lilla. We will all miss him. Donations in his name may be made to the ASPCA or the American Indian College Fund.

Wilkins, Amelia
Amelia Wilkins – Walsenburg World – December 22, 1910 – Died at Tioga, Colorado, December 17, 1910, Amelia Wilkins, age 17 years, six months and 13 days.

Wilkins, Amelia
Amelia Wilkins – Walsenburg World – September 12, 1912 – Died at Tioga, Colorado, September 4, 1912, Amelia Wilkins, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilkins, age 1 year, 8 months and 18 days.

Wilkins, Ersie M.
Ersie M. Wilkins - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2014 - Ersie M. Wilkins, passed away on July 15, 2014. She is survived by her children, Gary and L. Joyce; grandchildren, Paul, Christopher, India, Andrea and Lizett; sisters, Fran Wiscamb and Flora (Gilbert) Rice; and brother, Mike (Maria) Vigil. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. “Pino” Wilkins. Ersie was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace, with her crosswords puzzles and Jeopardy! Private services will be held in Walsenburg.

Wilkinson, Betty Jo
Betty Jo Wilkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Betty Jo Wilkinson, 91, passed away Feb. 13, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Wayne and Eleanor Wilkinson; half brothers, Wayne Wren Wilkinson and George Marvin Wilkinson. Survived by niece, Harriett Wilkinson Heil of Aurora; great-nephews, Geoffrey and Matthew Heil; nephew, Wayne Walton Wilkinson II of Greeley; and great-niece, Rachel Wilkinson Kitterman of Indiana; and numerous first and second cousins. Celebration of Life, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Damon Runyon Repertory Theater through the funeral home.

Wilkinson, Charles M.
Charles M. Wilkinson - Chronicle News - June 24, 2008 - Charles M. Wilkinson, age 88, of Model, Colorado died June 21, 2008. He was born in Menard, Texas on October 7, 1919, and grew up on a central Texas cattle ranch. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine. He is survived by his son Bill and daughter-in-law Nancy, also of Model, daughter Barbara of Denver, Colorado, one granddaughter Sydney Wilkinson of Model, a sister Winnie Lois Oates of Santa Barbara, California, two brothers, Fred of Crane, Texas and Bill of Menard, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Texas A&M University in June 1940. He entered the Army in March 1941, as a Second Lieutenant. He attained the rank of Captain and was commanding officer of a tank company in the 756th Tank Battalion, in North Africa and Italy. At Cassino, Italy, on January 27, 1944, he was taken prisoner when his tank was knocked out behind the German lines. He escaped two days later and spent six weeks surviving in the Italian countryside before being recaptured. He then remained a POW until April 1945, when his prison camp, near Luckenwalde, Germany, was liberated by the Russians. After the war, he worked for the U. S Dept of Agriculture, and also for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, during which time he was a livestock supervisor for five ship-loads of cattle and horses being delivered to Poland, Germany, and Greece to replenish their livestock herds destroyed during the war. In 1951, he bought a cattle ranch thirty miles northeast of Trinidad and moved to Colorado in March, 1952. At the time of his death, he owned two ranches in Las Animas County, and another in Menard County, Texas. Besides ranching, he was for 20 years, secretary-manager of the Model Land and Irrigation Company and the John Flood Ditch Company. He served a total of 13 years on the school board of Hoehne District 3, four years as President; was on the board of the Purgatoire River Water Conservancy District for twelve years; was President of the Southern Colorado Livestock Association; was Public Trustee of Las Animas County for six years; and was Commanding Officer of the Trinidad Army Reserve Unit for ten years. For the last two years, Wilkinson wrote “I Remember When”, for the Chronicle News, under the pen-name of Charles McIntyre. His body is to be cremated, and a memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 26th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Las Animas County 4-H Foundation c/o CSU Extension Office, 2002 N. Linden Ave., Trinidad, Colo. 81082. The family has entrusted Mullare - Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Wilkinson, G. A. (Dr.)
Dr. G. A. Wilkinson – Walsenburg World – December 8, 1910 – The sudden death of Dr. G. A. Wilkinson on Saturday morning was a great shock to his many friends, who had been rejoiced to see him only a few days previous out on the street and appearing well on the way to recovery. His remarkable grit through much suffering however seems to have at last succumbed to the inevitable and he passed away without pain or suffering and without even those about him knowing at once the presence of death. He was taken for burial to Crown Point, Indiana, where other relatives are interred and Mrs. Wilkinson accompanied the remains; her son Mr. T. P. Steele, escorting his mother as far as Denver. Members of the Masonic and Eastern Star organizations here attended the remains to the depot. Dr. Wilkinson was born at Bethany, Genesco County, New York, July 27, 1846. He was married in Michigan on December 27, 1878 and the same year started the practice of dentistry in which profession he had few equals. In 1893 he came to Colorado, living at Rouse, Walsenburg, on a ranch near the Spanish Peaks, and finally in LaVeta. He was a member of Chapter 105, Royal Arch Masons at Bangor, Michigan, also of Tent No. 323, Knights of Maccabees at the same place. He leaves a wife, one sister at Crown Point, Indiana, and a brother of Marion, Indiana. Dr. Wilkinson was very highly esteemed in this community and his death is keenly felt by many friends who feel much sympathy for Mrs. Wilkinson and the family. – LaVeta Advertiser.

Wilkinson, Josephine
Josephine Wilkinson - Chronicle News - March 14, 2006 - Josephine Wilkinson, age 87 of Model, Colorado, passed away suddenly in Trinidad on March 10, 2006 of an apparent heart attack. She was born in Arlington, Arizona, on December 16, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Reese H. Vaughn Sr. Her family was composed of five brothers and two sisters, all of whom are now deceased except for one brother. The family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and subsequently to Hollywood, California. Josephine spent part of her early years working as a flight attendant for American Airlines. On November 30, 1951, she married Charles Wilkinson of Menard, Texas, and they moved to the ranch near Model, CO the following year. At the time of her death, Josephine and her husband owned two ranches in Las Animas County, plus a smaller ranch in Menard County, Texas, leased to a family member. A talented artist, Josephine was one of the founding members of the Trinidad Art League. She also was a longtime member of the Las Animas County Cowbelles, and belonged to the Pierian Club. She was Silver Queen of the 2005 Roundup Parade in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband Charles; son Bill; daughter-in-law Nancy; and granddaughter Sydney, all of whom live on the ranch; and daughter Barbara “Barkie” Wilkinson, of Johns-town, CO; also one brother, Vernon Vaughn of Camp Verde, Arizona; brother-in-law Bill Wilkinson and wife Jimmie of Menard, TX; brother-in-law Fred Wilkinson and wife Mimi of Crane, TX; sister-in-law Winnie Lois Oates of Santa Barbara, CA; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church. At her previous request, the body is to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that those who wish make donations to their favorite charities or Noah’s Ark. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Wilkinson, William
William Wilkinson – Walsenburg World – February 10, 1905 – William Wilkinson, a colored miner, well known in this vicinity, died suddenly on Wednesday of heart trouble. The funeral was held Thursday and a great many friends of the deceased accompanied the remains the Masonic Cemetery.

Will, Lester
Lester E. Will - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2017 - Lester E. Will, 79, of Canon City, passed away March 10, 2017. Holt Family Funeral Home - March 14, 2017 - Lester E. Will, Builder, 79, passed away at home in Canon City, CO on March 10, 2017 from cancer. Lester was born June 22, 1937 in Halstead, Kansas to Frank and Rachel (Davidson) Will. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Speer; daughters, Beth (Reggie) Will, Raeanne Will; grandson, Sam (Hannah) Collins; granddaughter, Caitlyn Collins; niece, Dana (Joe) Sanches, Emily and Sara Sanches; and numerous cousins from Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rachel Will; son, Scott E. Will; brother-in-law, Warren Speer; and nephews, David Speer and Danny Speer. Lester graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1955. He worked briefly for CF&I after his Navy Service on the USS Chara (AKA58) from 1956-1958 on or near Japan. He served the Navy as a Fireman and Machinist's Mate, third class. He built family, many lifelong friendships, custom cabinetry-furniture, and homes primarily in Breckenridge, Vail, and Eagle Valley Colorado. He won the 1980 Vail Craftsmanship award, which was featured in the New Vail Magazine 1979. He retired to Pueblo in 1985 and enjoyed buying and fixing up houses. He built the family cabin near San Isabel, Colorado in the summers of 1965-1966. He enjoyed a good joke, animals, spending time with family and friends, making wooden bowls on his antique lathe, and spending time with his sidekick, Barney. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the family cabin he loved so much. Memorial contributions can be made to the PAWS shelter of Pueblo.

Willging, William E.
William E. "Bill" Willging - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2015 - William E. "Bill” Willging, 88, passed away Nov. 10, 2015. Survived by children, Dan (Julie) Willging and Ellen Willging (Terry) Martin; granddaughter, Kelli Willging; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; and brother, James Willging. Bill was born in O’Neill, Neb., on Aug. 10, 1927. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948, where he played first chair baritone in the Army band. Bill played offensive and defensive line at South Dakota School of Mines, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering in 1952. He worked for the Colorado State Highway Department as a professional civil engineer and licensed surveyor. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions, Elks and the Cathedral. He enjoyed singing in the Cathedral Church Choir, football and playing Irish penny whistles. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Albert (Infant of)
Infant of Albert Williams – Walsenburg World – February 11, 1909 – Died at the residence near McGuire, Colorado, Wednesday, February 3, 1909, the five-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Williams. The body was brought to Gardner on Thursday afternoon and Rev. I. N. Millsap preached a short sermon at 2 o’clock and the little body was laid to rest in the Cemetery west of town. The parents and relatives have the sympathy of friends and neighbors.

Williams, Alexander Jr. (Dr.)
Dr. Alexander William Williams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2014 - Dr. Alexander William Williams Jr., Aug. 16, 1938- July 28, 2014, is survived by his children, Laurel and Keith Williams; their mom, Leah Williams; eight precious grandchildren; and his sisters, Ellie and Joan. A memorial service will be held when the family can gather. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2014 - Dr. Alexander William Williams Jr., Aug. 16, 1938-July 28, 2014. Memorial will be on his birthday, Saturday, Aug. 16. He was a beer and wings guy, not a suit in church guy. So...we have procured the upstairs out back patio of the Irish pub (aka Shamrock Brewing Company). We will receive guests between 4 and 8 p.m. to accommodate shift change at Hospice House. Bag Piper will play at 5 p.m. Full military honors will occur at 7:45 p.m. Happy birthday, Daddy!!!

Williams, Alma E.
Alma E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2015 - Alma E. Williams, 92, passed away April 15, 2015, at Parkview Medical Center. Born to Almer and Clara (Schriber) Porter on a farm outside of Matheson, Colo., on Nov. 7, 1922. She is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Stan) Ricker, Jeanette (Dave) Walker and Sue (Larry) Elniff; adopted son, Gayle (Cheri) Williams; grandchildren, Dustan (Stephanie) Ricker, Tara (Kevin) Logan, Rustan Ricker, Kara (Ollie) Burton, Tristan (Kerri) Ricker, David (Kim) Walker, Christopher (Sholly) Walker, Eric (Cathy) Walker, Kevin (Nicole) Peters, Lynette (Rick) Rathbun, Garilyn (Kevin) Warmack, and Ralph Williams; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Edith Berndt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Cecil E. Williams; sisters, Irene Matthew and Louise Porter; and brother, Wayne Porter. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, April 17, 2015, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church, with dinner at 3:30 p.m. at the community center in Beulah. The family wishes to thank the outstanding staff at Parkview Medical Center. Memorials may be made to the Beulah United Methodist Church.

Williams, Amanda
Amanda Williams – Walsenburg World – March 10, 1910 – Died at Malachite, Colorado, on Wednesday, March 2, 1910, Mrs. Amanda Williams at the age of 51 years.

Williams, Augusta
Augusta Williams - Walsenburg World - January 16, 1919 - There was a killing at Maitland this week when George Golden shot and killed Augusta Williams. Golden was apprehended in Pueblo next day by Under Sheriff Coggins. The assailant and victim are both colored people.

Williams, Betty
Betty Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2015 - Betty Williams, 81, passed away on June 27, 2015. Betty was born on Dec. 14, 1933, in Rock, W.Va. The youngest of 14 children, she moved to Pueblo in 1972. Betty was a pioneer in the real estate business. She began her career in 1974, and quickly became Pueblo’s best known and most successful Realtor. She was the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Realtors. She was also the first female vice president in the history of the Van Schaack Real Estate Co. and a co-founder of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Most importantly, every client became a friend. Betty was dedicated to serving the Pueblo community. She served on the board of directors for the Steel City Kiwanis for over 20 years and was a recipient of the Kiwanian of the Year award. She also served on the boards of the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Pueblo Homebuilders Association, March of Dimes, United Way, Bessemer Historical Society, National Association of Female Executives, West Plains Energy Advisory Council, Colorado Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and the Rosemount Museum. Betty’s greatest passion, however, was serving Jesus Christ. A member of Pueblo Christian Center for over 32 years, Betty dedicated herself to the spreading of the Gospel. Throughout her life, she supported numerous Christian organizations including, Oral Roberts University, Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Basic Gospel Ministries and Bob George Ministries. Betty is survived by Diane and Rodney West, Mark and Marguerite Steele, Brad and Jill Steele and Monica Carruth. She took pleasure in her seven grandchildren, Stephanie West, Katie West, Collin Steele, Erin Steele, Ashley Steele, Emma Steele and Olivia Steele. Betty also became the great-grandmother of Charleigh Tatum Berg in 2010. There is no way an obituary can capture the essence of a person’s life. Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?” Betty did her best to follow that command. She will be missed. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Pueblo Christian Center. Arrangements, Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Williams, C. H.
C. H. Williams – Pueblo Chieftain – January 15, 1919 – City Briefs – Father Dead – Patrolman J. M. Williams received a telegram from Williamstown, Ky., yesterday morning stating his father, C. H. Williams, died Monday. Mr. Williams, who was 82 years old, is survived by his wife and seven children.

Williams, Charles Ayers Jack
Charles Ayers “Jack” Williams – Pueblo Chieftain – January 9, 1919 – “Jack” Williams – With the death of C. A. Williams, better known as “Jack” which occurred in Fowler, December 6, 1918, as a result of an attack of influenza, one of Fowler’s most prominent citizens passed away. He had been manager of the Fowler and Manzanola branches of the Mountain States Telephone Company for several years past. Previous to accepting the position which he held in Fowler he was connected with the same company in Pueblo. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Isgrig, of Pueblo, having been married to their daughter, Miss Esther Isgrig about four years ago. In discussing his death the Fowler Tribune of December 13, says: Again the force and awfulness of the influenza epidemic made itself felt in this city last Friday, when C. A. Williams, better known as “Jack,” succumbed to the dread disease and passed out of life. Mr. Williams, genial manager of the Fowler and Manzanola branches of the Mountain States Telephone Company, died Friday night at 9:25, at his home, corner Ninth and Florence Avenue. He had been sick six days. His death cast a gloom over the city from which it has not yet emerged. We were so used to seeing him every day and enjoying his jolly good nature; so used to calling on him for his every ready assistance in various branches of war work and had come to know him as a strapping big, strong, muscular man who had the appearance of being able to successfully cope with every obstacle that confronted him; that the thought of “Jack” being the next to answer Death’s call had not entered our minds. The public was not prepared for such an announcement, and the news of his passing away came with terrific force. Then, too, circumstances surrounding his death added to the shock, his wife and his sister, Mrs. Glass, also being confined to their beds at the time. Neither was able to see the body after the spirit of life took its departure, and neither was able to attend the funeral services or to accompany the body to its last resting place in Roselawn cemetery, Pueblo. Big-hearted, loving, devoted “Jack” was suddenly removed from them and they were not privileged to even say to him “Good-bye.” Fate, however, does not remove the precious memory of a good life, the memory of kindly deeds of love and devotion, and remembrance of his cheery disposition and ever-ready wit. Charles Ayers Williams was the son of DeLong and Florence Ayers Williams. He was born in Colorado Springs July 10, 1889. Most of his life was spent in Pueblo, where after receiving his education, he was employed by Swift & Co., Armour & Co., and the Mountain States Telephone Co., successively. He was sent to Fowler about three years ago by the telephone company to take charge of the office at this place and the branch at Manzanola. He handled the local business in an efficient manner and his services are spoken of only in terms of highest praise and by the telephone company officers and by the people of Fowler as well. Mr. Williams’ marriage to Miss Esther Isgrig, of Pueblo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Isgrig, occurred about four years ago. Mrs. Williams survives and to her much sympathy is expressed by the people of the community, all of whom have learned to love these young people dearly during their several years of residence here. Mr. Williams was a member of the Christian church, the Christian Brotherhood, Elks lodge No. 90 of Pueblo, Ashlar lodge No. 115, A.F. & A.M., of Fowler, and the Order of Yeoman. He was leader of Troop 3 of the local Boy Scouts, and as such was greatly admired by the boys of the troops. Mr. Williams possessed a strong voice and was often called upon for vocal solos at church services and public entertainments. Out of a family of seven children “Jack” is the first to be called by death. The remaining brothers and sisters are: Joseph L., of Alamosa; William D., of Pueblo; Mrs. Mary E. Atkins, of Powell, Wyo.; Mrs. Florence H. Wheatly, Pueblo; Mrs. Laura Glass, Fowler; Mrs. Thelma A. Dickson, Philadelphia, Pa. The father and mother previously passed away. Funeral services were held at the H. A. Larson parlors Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, the friends assembling in front of the parlors, in compliance with the request of the health officer. Rev. Mr. Lucas, pastor of the Methodist church had charge of the service in the absence of the pastor of the Christian church. Mrs. Koch sang beautifully, “The Sands of Time,” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” The body was taken to Pueblo on No. 612 Sunday at 1:30 p.m., where the Elks had charge of the services at the grave in the family lot in Roselawn. Undertaker Larson accompanied the body to Pueblo, as did Mrs. C. T. Bauer and J. H. Wilson, the latter two being pall bearers. The large number of floral offerings, from Fowler and out-o-town points attested to the popularity of “Jack” and the high esteem in which he was held by his large circle of friends. The local branch of the American Red Cross feels keenly the loss of Mr. Williams from the community, and the officers asked the Tribune to mention their appreciation of his ever-willingness to respond to any request they made of him for service or assistance. Never once did Mr. Williams fail to comply with a request from the local branch of the Red Cross organization. He was always ready and very willing no matter how large or how difficult the task. “Jack” was at the head of the Red Cross auction and it was largely thru his ardent efforts this bit of enterprise was successfully handled with big profits to the local organization. Space will not permit separate mention of the various branches of the Red Cross work that Mr. Williams had a prominent part in, but the Tribune cheerfully gives him credit for his deep interest in the organization, his untiring effort to assist the ladies in whatever there was to do, and for his generous contributions of time and money.

Williams, Clarence P.
Clarence P. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2016 - Clarence P. Williams, 74, affectionately known as “CP,” passed away peacefully Dec. 11, 2016. He was born June 9, 1942, in Newport News, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Catherine Davis and Vincent Parsons; a sister, Dolores Williams; a son, Carnell Jones Jr.; and grandson, Patrick S. Thompson Jr. Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force with 12 years of service. He worked at Alpha Beta Packing Co. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jewell (Hogan) Williams; his siblings, William H. Williams III, Calvin (Shena) Williams, Barbara Jean (Bill) Apple White; his children, Clarence (Therese) Williams Jr., Janet (Patrick) Thompson, Marvin Jones, Malcolm Jones, Deborah Jones, Sean Williams, Lisa Williams; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Clarence was a quiet and humble man. He enjoyed watching the Broncos, being with family for get-togethers, and, when his health allowed him, he loved going to church. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Pastor Bobby Jackson as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Williams, Dale
Dale Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2015 - Dale Williams, 63, passed away March 23, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Christine “Tina” Williams; parents, Luther and Rosemary Williams; children, Windi (Scott) Hedrick and Shane (Shawna) Williams; grandchildren, Brennan and McKenna Hedrick, Kodie and Kolbi Williams; siblings, Bernie (Debbi) Williams and LaRae (Erik) Eggleston; half sisters, Anita Mason and Juanita Brannon; brother-in-law, Dennis Jacobs; sister-in-law, Patty Chatwood; nieces and nephews, Melanee Todd, Amy Williams, Larry Green, Kristi Green, Brandi Rojas, Aaron Jacobs, Bronson Miller, Tommy Chatwood, Susan Koetz; special friends, Danny and Colleen Foster, Dave and Pauline Morrow and Roger Herrera; numerous cousins and additional special friends. Dale was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years and was an active member of the United Transportation Union. He enjoyed working with his hands and numerous outdoor activities: gardening, landscaping, fishing and hunting just to name a few. A Celebration of Life Open House, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 48 W. Linden Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Williams, Darrel
Darrel Williams - Huerfano World - July 13, 2014 - Darrel Williams, 5-3-1957 ~ 7-11-2014 - Darrel Williams was raised on the family ranch east of Walsenburg and went to school in Walsenburg, graduating in 1975. After graduation, he continued with his love of cattle and horses, working on many ranches in the area, as well as the home place. In 1986, he had the opportunity to work on ranches in Australia for six months – he loved that adventure. Then, he started taking the tourists in and out of the Grand Canyon on mules. He was an expert packer and took the pack mules, also. In May of 1992, Darrel joined the US Border Patrol and was stationed all across the southern border from Blythe, California to Marfa, Texas. He then transferred to the northern border at Oroville, Washington. He still did a lot of the patrolling on horseback. When the border patrol came to Colorado to buy wild mustangs that had been broken by inmates at the state prison, Darrel came to help pick them out and take them back to Washington. Darrel had recently retired from the border patrol and he lost his life when he slipped and fell from a boat while fishing on a large lake close to his home in Oroville, Washington. Darrel is survived by his mother, Betty Williams, of Walsenburg; bothers Tim Williams of Walsenburg and Doug Williams of Hill City, SD; sisters, Donna Sneller of Walsenburg and Lynda Streater of Canyon Lake, TX; and father Jack Williams of Swink, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

Williams, DeLong
DeLong Williams – Walsenburg World – December 11, 1913 – Two hours after shoveling snow in front of his home in Pueblo, DeLong Williams, 68, died of heart disease.

Williams, Delphine
Delphine Williams - Chronicle News - July 6, 2009 - Delphine "Del" Williams Flores, 84, died June 30, 2009 in Pueblo, Colo. She was born October 14, 1924 in Brighton, Colo. to Jose and Clotilde (Castillo) Flores. Affectionately known as "Grandma Del" went to be with her Lord on June 30. A longtime resident of Trinidad, she moved to Pueblo in 1990, where she worked at the Black Swan Cafe. After retirement, she became an honored volunteer of SRDA foster Grandparents program from 1995 to 2005, tending to many children in the Pueblo area. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brothers, Phillip and Manuel; sisters, Sadie Perez, Louise Cordova and Lidia Flores. She is survived by her brother, Phillip Flores of Pueblo. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Montgomery and Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo. A Rosary will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday July 8 at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home and the funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Williams, Donald L.
Donald L. Williams - The Gazette - January 31, 2007 - Donald L. Williams, 74, passed away on January 29, 2007. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Trinidad, Colorado to Michael John and Margaret Williams. Don married his high school sweetheart, Shirley. The two celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 9, 2006 with family and friends. Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and was a caring man who loved his family. Don served in the Korean War, and then worked as the Commissary Officer at Ft. Carson for over 30 years. He was a man of great faith; a charter member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and a long time Extraordinary Minister. Surviving Don is his wife Shirley; sons Mike Williams and wife Jane of Colorado Springs; Tom Williams and wife Chris of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Gail Knott and husband Mike of Ogallala, Nebraska, seven grandchildren, Nicolle, Matt, Tom, Shane, Joe, Josie, Pat, and one great-grandchild, Everett. His parents and brother preceded him in death. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Don's name to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Williams, E. W. (Rev.)
E. W. Williams – Walsenburg World – January 17, 1901 – A Negro Minister Dead – On Thursday afternoon while at work in the Pryor mine, Rev. A. W. Williams, a colored preacher of local renown dropped dead from heart failure, super induced by overexertion. Rev. Williams had been for three months under the care of Dr. Ahlquist who was treating him for heart trouble. His physician had advised him not to attempt to do manual labor, but the Rev. felt that he must work and went on at the noon shift and in a few short hours was carried out dead. The deceased was well known in all the mining camps, officiating at nearly all the funerals of colored persons and had a cinch on all Negro weddings. He was reckoned an able speaker and was recognized as fervent in his prayer and exhortation. His body was laid to rest Friday evening in the Masonic Cemetery, Rev. Brandon, the pastor of the colored peoples Church at Walsen mines, officiating, and was attended by many members of Rev. Williams’ former congregations.

Williams, Earl Steven
Earl Steven "Steve" Williams - Chronicle News - November 20, 2008 - Earl Steven "Steve" Williams, 57, of Trinidad, Colorado passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Cheynne, Wyoming on September 22, 1951 to Earl and Ann Williams. He married Lorraine "Lori Lyn" Mitchell on December 11, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, Calif. in 1969, whereupon he enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1975. He served as a Photo Image Interpreter, Criminal Investigations and Recruiter. During that time he received many top honors, and served his country well. He retired after twenty years as 1st Sergeant and went on to own a fence company in Sierrra Vista, Ariz. and became a Master Electrician in Tempe, Ariz. where he owned Short Stop Electric. He and his wife Lori Lyn moved to Trinidad in April 2006. He was employed by Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo. as Maintenance Supervisor where he worked until ill health forced him to leave in April of 2008. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Ann Williams and beloved pet "Congo". He is survived by his father Earl Williams of Vista, Calif., wife Lori Lyn, Trinidad, Colo., daughters Julie Williams and grandson Daniel Steven Grant, Mesa, Ariz., Shannon Williams, Trinidad, Colo., stepson Matthew Mitchell, Rensselaer, Indiana, sisters Mary (Reuben) Leon, Vista, Calif., Lisa (Tedd) Theodore, Vista, Calif., brother Howard Williams, mother-in-law Margaret (Dalvit) Meece, Windsor, Colo., sisters-in-law Kristi (Bruce) Benningsdorf, Brock and Brittany of Windsor, Colo., Teri (Dan) Lukehart, Taylor, Dusty, Dillon of Eagle, Idaho, several nieces and nephews, Rueben Leon Jr., Lori Leon, Nick and James Murphy, Ryan, Jeff and Paul Hendrickson and Lauren Theodore, numerous beloved friends as well as his pets Cody, Char-lie, Buster and Maggie. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of their choice. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi funeral Home.

Williams, Ernamarie
Ernamarie Trefz Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2015 - Ernamarie Trefz Williams. Service, 4 p.m. today at Church of the Ascension.

Williams, F. Keith
F. Keith Williams - Dignity Memorial - November 8, 2011 - Francis Keith Williams, 88 of Pueblo, CO, passed away on Nov. 6, 2011 from complications of a stroke. He was born in Trinidad, CO, raised in Hoehne, then eventually moved to Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jean; son, Kelly Williams; parents, Tempe and Frank Williams and brother Robert Williams. Francis is survived by his daughter, Patricia Artichoker; son, Mark (Darlene) Williams; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Williams; sisters, Mary Speaks and Jean (Mac) McClung; grandchildren, Trevor (Daphne) Artichoker, Tyler (Melanie)Artichoker, Trent (Caroline) Artichoker, Barry Williams, Sheri Flynn, Brian Williams; great-grandchildren, Kasey, Kody and Kade Artichoker, Jackson and Jayden Artichoker, Benjamin Artichoker, Hanna, Camden and Elsie Flynn; and numerous relatives and friends. Keith served in the Army-Airforce as a pilot and worked as an electrician for Dana Corporation for many years, then continued with his own business, F.K. Williams Electric. Even though he was retired, he continued his trade by helping out his close friends. He was a devoted husband, an avid hunter, fisherman, crossword puzzler, professional tinkerer, and black powder enthusiast and mentor. Betting at the dogtrack, gambling on football games and poking fun at Bronco lovers were his favorite hobbies. He had so many friends of all ages and he dearly cherished their drop-in visits where he would say they drank a beer and told each other lies. He was also a father and grandfather figure to many others. Keith was the kind of man who seemed to be able to do anything and everything. He would probably call himself a tough old buzzard and wouldn't hesitate to help someone out of a jam. He was the go-to guy for any problem whether it be car trouble, house repairs, financial crisis or how to make something. He was affectionately known by many names such as "Bruno, F.K., Willy, Keith, Francis, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Papa, and Dear. He was a "superman" to all of us and will be greatly missed. Memorial service Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St. Reception following at Eagles Aerie, 704 Elmhurst Place. Donations in his name may be made to Dream Weavers of Southern Colorado. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Williams, Gale Lee
Gale Lee Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2016 - Gale Lee Williams passed away peacefully at her home on March 14, 2016, surrounded by her children. She was born on March 29, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence. Survived by children, Jim (Becky) Williams, Susan (Eldon) Fry, Molly (Doug) Miles, Russ (Capulet) Williams; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Paul Young officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manzanola Rural Fire Department or Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care.

Williams, Gaylon D.
Gaylon D. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 2017 - Gaylon D. Williams, 69, of Pueblo passed away peacefully on April 3, 2017, at home. Gaylon was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Rose; and his two sisters, Darla and Marla. Gaylon is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Kathleen Williams; children, Dwayne (Pamela) Williams and Mark Williams, all of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Nathan, Meagan and Zachary; and sib-lings, Don and Linda. Gaylon served his country proudly in the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam War. Gaylon spent his later years enjoying his grandchildren in as many of their endeavors as possible. He was loved by all and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Williams, George Franklin Jr.
Tech. Sgt. George Franklin Williams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 2015 - Tech. Sgt. George Franklin Williams Jr. (retired), 72, passed away April 30, 2015, after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Pueblo. George was greeted in heaven by his parents, George and Hope; brother, Robert; brothers-in-law, John Lafler and William Brooks; and numerous other relatives. Also met at the Rainbow Bridge by many beloved four-legged family members. George married the love of his life, Mary Lafler, on May 2, 1964. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 51 years, Mary; son, George; daughter, Barbara (Will Lorimor); grandchildren, Harley and Michael; sisters- in-law, Frances Brooks, Rose (David) Arguello, Beverly (Bob) Courney, Annie Lafler; and numerous other relatives and friends. Also survived by Misty, Bubba, Lucky, CJ and Rio. George proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1983, stationed in England, Japan, Korea, Greece, San Angelo and San Antonio. He retired in San Antonio. He also was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 13 years, retiring in 1998. George was a member of the Knights of Columbus 557, American Legion, VFW, USAFSS Roll Call, Air Force Association and Freedom through Vigilance Association. George loved airplanes, science fiction, and all animals, especially wolves. He loved catching up with friends online. Special thanks to University Hospital Anschutz Cancer Center, Denver Fisher House, Frontier Home Healthcare, Dr. Nancy Chuch and the physicians who cared for George. George’s family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the prayers. Viewing, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, followed by rosary at 6 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 2015 - George Franklin Williams Jr., USAF technical sergeant retired. The family announces his inurnment to take place at noon Friday, July 10, 2015, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with graveside blessing by Father Tomas Carvajal-Basto of Holy Family Parish. “Safe in the arms of God.”

Williams, Helen
Helen Williams - Chronicle News - October 1, 2008 - Helen Williams, a lifelong resident of Trinidad, CO passed away peacefully on September 26, 2008 after a lengthy illness. She was born to James Thomas Howe and Ferminia Casias on September 20, 1925 in Cimarron, New Mexico. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare- Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Williams, Irvin J.
Irvin J. Williams - Denver Post - January 11, 2011 - Irvin J. Williams passed away January 7, 2011. Preceded in death by wife, Gwendoln. Born April 17, 1915 in Cloutierville, LA. Military service during WW II. Inurnment will take place at the Trinidad Colorado Cemetery, near the grave of his wife. No viewing or services. Leaves many friends.

Williams, Jack
Jack Williams - Huerfano World - August 14, 2014 - Jack Williams, 88, longtime resident of Las Animas and Huerfano county, died August 12, 2014 at his home on Swink. Born December 20, 1925 in Oklahoma City, OK to Fred and Anita (Crowder) Williams, Jack lived most of his life on the family ranch near Walsenburg. After retiring, he moved to the Arkansas Valley. Jack was a cattle buyer, horseman, cattleman, airplane pilot, and auctioneer. His dream and love was working with windmills, horses and cattle, watching wildlife, and being on the land. He loved to water a dry country. Jack is survived by his children, Tim (Pam) Williams of Walsenburg; Doug Williams of Hill City, SD; Donna Sneller of Walsenburg; Lynda (Jamey) Streater of San Antonio, TX; brother Jim (Jo) Williams of Ordway; sister-in-law June Williams of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Lyle and Barney; his sisters Pat and Nell Williams; son Darrel Williams; infant son Dale Williams; and infant great-granddaughter Taryn Corsair. Burial was at the family ranch east of Walsenburg.

Williams, Joanna
Joanna Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2015 - Woman, 61, killed in crash at Pueblo Blvd. & Northern - A two-vehicle wreck near the South Side Walmart killed a 61-year-old woman Friday afternoon. Police said the woman was driving in a gray car and trying to turn into the Regency Shopping Center around 12:45 p.m. when her vehicle was struck by a man driving a red Camaro westbound on Northern Avenue just past Pueblo Boulevard. The impact caused the gray vehicle to roll and land on its roof in a ditch along westbound Northern. The Camaro was left mangled and facing the opposite direction it was traveling. The woman, who was identified by Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter as Joanna Williams of Pueblo, died at the scene, police said. The driver of the Camaro, who was described by police as a young male either in his teens or 20s, walked away from the accident. There were no passengers in either car. The unidentified driver of the Camaro consented to a blood test, according to Capt. Eric Bravo with the Pueblo Police Department. Alcohol or drug use is not suspected as a factor in the wreck. Police, however, are investigating the possibility of excessive speed being a factor in the crash. The accident closed westbound Northern west of Pueblo Boulevard for just over four hours as the crash was being investigated. Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2015 - Joanna Williams, 61, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2015. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Williams, John
John Williams - Walsenburg World - October 13, 1898 - Two Miners Killed By a Fall of Rock While at Their Work - Monday was a day of sadness and sorrow. Two men were ushered into the other world without warning and the cold earth received their lifeless bodies. David Owens was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou mine. He had been drawing a pillar and had just about finished his work when the removal of the coal below caused a slip in the rock above and without a note of warning the mass was upon him breaking his neck and crushing the life out of him. The deceased was a native of Wales, having come here some 14 years ago leaving a wife and family there. He had worked at the Pictou mine about twelve years when the accident occurred that caused his death. John Williams or John James met his death at the Sunshine the same morning in almost the same way. A slip or malformation in the rock invisible from below, opened and when the support below was removed, the rock came down with a forward and back movement crushing the life out of a faithful and unsuspecting miner. John James was left an orphan at an early age and was adopted by a family of the name of Wilson then residing in Ohio. Fourteen years ago John left there and came as far west as Hiteman, Iowa, where he worked for three years in the coal banks. He went from there to Flagler, Iowa, and from there came to this state. An inquest was held in both cases and after hearing all the testimony the jury found that each party had come to his death by falling rock while at work; that the accident was unavoidable and that the company should be exonerated. Walsenburg World – December 1, 1898 – Dr. C. M. McGuite has been appointed administrator of the estate of John Wilson. It will be remembered that John Wilson was killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou Mine about six weeks ago.

Williams, John Henry
John Henry Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2015 - John Henry Williams, 87, went to see his Lord and Savior on Feb. 6, 2015. John was born Nov. 9, 1927, to Guy Vernon and Maudie Ellen Williams, in St. Gardena, Calif. John is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Melva Fay Williams; children, Donald (Judy) Williams, Carol (Ted) Mutz, Ruth (Jim) Skull and Neil (Sherry) Williams; grandchildren, Travis (Devon) Williams, Nathan (Jaclyn) Mutz, Chad (Cheri) Williams, Katie (Joseph) Okerlund, Tina (Steven) Poe, Kristy and Tracey Williams and Brittnee and Clint Skull; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other extended family members and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Velma (Orval) Boren and Ethel Berniece (Martin) Jantzen. John enjoyed traveling, woodcarving, fishing, hunting and farming. He retired from CF&I Steel after 30 years working in the Material Handling department. We would like to thank Independent Heart Home Health Care’s caregivers, Karen, Paul, Kathy and Cathy and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care. Viewing, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., at Grace Community Bible Church, County Farm Road and 25th Lane. Private interment at a later date. Donations in John’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Grace Community Bible Church though the funeral home.

Williams, Julia
Julia Williams – Walsenburg World – July 8, 1896 – Capps – Died Friday afternoon, July 3, 1896, at 4:00 p.m., in Capps, Colorado, Miss Julia Williams. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved relations.

Williams, Katherine
Katherine Fulton Williams - Huerfano World - June 9, 1979 - Mrs. Katherine Fulton Williams, 83, died in California. She and her husband Joe lived on the Wahatoya where the Good Spot Ranch is now. Later she ran a boardinghouse for teachers in Walsenburg. She leaves a son, Bill, and daughter Betty Story.

Williams, Katherine Nell
Kathy Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2017 - Kathy Williams, 66, passed peacefully on March 11, 2017. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Rose; and her brother, Robert (Beth Towell) Rose. She is survived by her father, A.D. Rose; sisters, Nancy (Frank) Lawrence and Carmela (Elroy) Worner; daughter, Kristyl (Tim) Boies; four grandchildren, Sarah Sanchez, Ben Sanchez, Aidan Boies and Connir (Nick) Simmons; and Blair Williams. Kathy was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Temple, Texas. She was known for her sense of humor, patience, creativity, craftiness and her love of gardening and writing. She was the family genealogist, building the family history immensely. She created countless handmade gifts, cherished by family. Her faith, sweetness and giving nature will be greatly missed. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Williams, Kathleen Jo
Kathleen Jo Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2017 - Kathleen Jo Williams, 55, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Arrangements pending through Adrian Comer Funeral Home.

Williams, Lawrence H.
Lawrence H. "Larry" Williams - Chronicle News - February 9, 2012 - Lawrence H. "Larry" Williams, age 87, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on February 5, 2012. He was born on February 24, 1924 to Bertha (Greer) and Jesse Williams. Larry grew up in Norris City, Illinois. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Wasp aircraft carrier during WWII. On December 23, 1951, Larry was united in marriage to Mary Theresa Guzzo, in Trini dad, Colorado at Holy Trinity Church. Larry was employed at the Trinidad Municipal Power Plant, where he worked since coming to Trinidad. He retired as Chief Engineer. He liked to fish. He was a kind and generous man and loved spending time with his family and friends. Larry was a member of the Trinidad Masonic Lodge #28. Preceding him in death are parents Bertha Mitchell, Jesse Williams, Elmer Mitchell, brother Horace Williams, Roy Greer and sister Wanda Dillsworth. Survivors are his wife Mary Theresa Williams, daughter Kay Girodo, son Larry (Cindy) Williams, granddaughters, Tressa (Bryan) Hanger, Tara (Danny) Gallardo, Courtney (Bryan) Nicholas, great-grandchildren, Anthony, Dominic, Cameron, and Gianna Hanger, Carmella, Daniel and Gemma Gallardo, sister Juanita James, brothers Marian Mitchell, brothers and sisters in law, Henry (Nancy) Guzzo, Rose Guzzo, Gene Guzzo, Mary Catherine Guzzo, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3 - 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m.-Noon at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with Liturgy of the Word with Bro. Harry Gonzales officiating and Masonic Rights conducted by Past Master Jim Thompson. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the US Naval Honor Guard. Active Pallbearers are Larry Williams, Lance Barron, Jim Thompson. Bob Madrid, Smokey Guzzo, and Bryan Nichols. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinidad Masonic Lodge #28 Scholarship Fund in memory of Lawrence Williams, c/o Comi Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Williams, Lester Dermon
Lester Dermon Williams - Dignity Memorial - July 28, 2014 - Lester Dermon Williams, better known as Lyndon, was born on February 26, 1976 in Trinidad. He was the beloved husband of Allison Wolfstar Williams, son of Judy Williams and Lester Brown. Brother of Dwayne Granger, Afiya Granger and Olivia Brown, and loved by his extended family in Trinidad and Tobago. At the age of 16 Les came to Maryland from Trinidad to finish school. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served honorably until 2005, his service included a posting in South Korea. We are fortunate that Les decided to come to Colorado after finishing his service in the Army to begin a career in computer technology. It was here that he met the love of his life, Allison, whom he married in 2011. Les married into a great big loving family and was cherished by each and every member. He and Allison's love will be a model for all of us. He was a wonderful husband and, sadly, will never get to be the extraordinary father he would have been. Les will be remembered by his friends for his drive to succeed in business with a never ending flow of new ideas. He was fearless, open to anything and worked hard at every endeavor, leaving little doubt about his inevitable success. But what made Les most special was his never-ending desire to make life better for others. He was always there for friends and family to fix things; whether it was a wall or a light or a troubled relationship. It is a cliché, but his smile lit up whatever room he entered. And he was truly special with kids. He loved them and they sure loved him. Uncle Les will be forever missed. He is now surrounded by his loving family and so many friends. His family wants you to know how much they appreciate your outpouring of love and respect for Les and for being here. As everyone knows Les enjoyed life and color, please celebrate his life, not his death, by wearing bright colors. Les wouldn't like to see black. And don't dwell on how he died, please. Think only about how he lived. Keep his memory in your hearts, and celebrate the amazing man we all knew and loved. Arrangements under the direction of Crist Mortuary, Boulder, CO.

Williams, Linda
Linda (O’Connor) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2015 - Linda (O’Connor) Williams, 66, of Pueblo West, Colo., left this life on Earth as we know it, to be with our Heavenly Father on May 23, 2015. She was the daughter of Clarence and Geraldine O’Connor. Linda was born March 14, 1949, in Monona County, Iowa. On June 22, 2002, she was united in marriage to Mickey Williams overlooking Lake Pueblo. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Katherine; her parents; and her brothers, Tom and Greg O’Connor. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Mickey; son, Robert and wife, Jennifer and grandchildren, Mikayla, Kaleb and Kaitlyn Brenner of Lincoln, Neb.; daughter, Michele and husband, Brent and grandchildren, Matthew (wife Brooke), Tyler and Alexis Gentry of Peetz, Colo.; brother, Steve of Sioux City, Iowa; and one sister, Janice Burns of Cherokee, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Carol O’Connor of Dennison, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Pam (husband Jim) Schreiber, Penny Shuey; and brothers-in-law, Patrick Williams and Larry Choquette, all of Denver; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Linda graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1967, and attended University of Northern Iowa. She lived in several Nebraska communities throughout her life. Linda was a sales manager of Tuf-Wear, Mfg./Dial-A-Down Sports Equipment for over 27 years. She served as past president of Pueblo West Women’s League as well as serving as program chairman for the last few years. She was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Altar Guild. Mickey and Linda enjoyed traveling in Colorado and tending to their home and yard. Linda also was an avid golfer. Her grandchildren were always a great source of joy in her life! She will be dearly missed and forever loved by her family! Services were held on May 27, 2015, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 275 W. John Powell Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Donations may be made to the church or to the Pueblo West Women’s League, P.O. Box 7198, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Williams, Melva Fay
Melva Fay (Pfeiff) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2015 - Melva Fay (Pfeiff) Williams, 85, went to see her Lord and Savior on Feb. 15, 2015. Survived by her children, Donald (Judy) Williams, Carol (Ted) Mutz, Ruth (Jim) Skull, Neil (Sherry) Williams; grandchildren, Travis (Devon) Williams, Nathan (Jaclyn) Mutz, Chad (Cheri) Williams, Katie (Joseph) Okerlund, Tina (Steven) Poe, Kristy and Tracey Williams, Brittnee and Clint Skull; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Frank (Joyce) Pfeiff Jr., Marjorie Hiza, Margaret (Dave) Ragsdale, Freda (Jack Czerwinski) Spurlock and Shirley Jackson; sisters-in-law, Joann and Phyllis Pfeiff-Rawles; and numerous nieces and nephews. Melva was preceded by her husband of 65 years, John H. Williams, who went to see his Lord on Feb. 6, 2015; her parents; brothers, Lester, John, Robert and twin brother, Marvin Pfeiff; sisters-in-law, Daisy and Bernice Pfeiff; brothers-in-law, Joseph Spurlock and John Hiza. Melva was born to Frank and Maude Pfeiff on Dec. 8, 1929, in Fowler. She retired from School District 70 as a school bus driver and enjoyed her vegetable garden, canning what she had grown, sewing and crocheting. We would like to thank Independent Heart Home Health Care, the Oasis Assisted Living Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their care. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Grace Community Bible Church, 25th Lane and County Farm Road. Private interment at a later date. Donations in Melva’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Grace Community Bible Church though the funeral home.

Williams, Patricia
Patricia (Reiff) Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2017 - Patricia (Reiff) Williams. Born Feb. 6, 1947; died April 9, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents, Dahlila "Tootsie" and Harry Reiff. She was a native of and resided in Pueblo, Colo. Patty was a life member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1965. She will be dearly missed by all her friends, family, pets and colleagues. Memorial service, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday April 13, 2017, City Park pavilion. Please, no flowers. Please send contributions in memory of Patty William to PAWS For Life, SPCA, local animal shelter or humane society.

Williams, Paul
Paul E. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2016 - Paul E. Williams, 84, born on Dec. 17, 1931; passed away on Feb. 19, 2016. Survived by loving wife, Rose; children, David (Pam), Craig (Kollin), Kirk (Lupe) and Cody Williams; Kathy (Ron), Bob (Mary) Cabrera, Tina (Wayne) Montez; sisters, Juanita Moon and JoAnn Hendrix; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Naomi Williams; brother, Harold Williams; and grandson, Cory Osborn. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave.

Williams, Ralph
Ralph Gayle Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2016 - Ralph Gayle Williams, 85, successfully finished his earthly assignment and currently dwells with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Survived by wife, Cherri Williams; children, Garilyn (Kevin) Warmack and Ralph Williams Jr.; grandchildren, Jessica (Lance) Sedevie, Wesley Warmack (Carrie Tucker), and Erica (Cody) Scheid; siblings, Donn Williams of Cheyenne, Wyo., Wanda Wear of Carthage, Ill., and Sylvia Andersen of Red Cloud, Neb.; adopted sisters, Sharon (Stan) Ricker of Pueblo West, Jeanette (Dave) Walker of Stilwell, Kan., Sue (Larry) Elniff of Livingston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 19, 2016, at T.G McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Oct. 20, 2016, at Family Worship Center. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers, please donate to the Wayside Cross, or Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen.

Williams, Richard Edward
Richard Edward Williams - Chronicle News - March 10, 2009 - Richard Edward Williams, from the town of Cokedale, the hills of Bon Carbo, to the mountains of the world, passed away March 3, 2009 in Santa Barbara, California at the youthful age of 25. Born December 14, 1983 to Christina Bell and David Williams in Sunnyvale, California, he flourished into a handsome, charming, compassionate, creative, intelligent, goofy and beautiful artist. Among those he left are his sweetheart and fiancée, Celesta Hodge, his mother, Christina Bell and her husband, Robert Jimenez, grandparents, Richard and Teresa Bell, his grandmother, Barbara Fossum, siblings, Daniel Vigil and his fiancée, Vanessa Spencer, Jesse Snay and Juliette Jimenez, as well as his Aunt and Uncle Gloria Cordova and Dan Winske and father, David Williams. Richard's motivation and passion led him to study Master Gardening at the Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado and photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His extraordinary potential led him to a career in the film industry. His accomplishments include work on the movies, “Trade” and “10,000 B.C.” in 2005 and 2006. His success took him to Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, visiting countless countries and collecting wonderful stories along the way. He always had dreams and goals for the future and was in the process of opening a T-shirt and clothing company named “Poor Boi.” He was playful and pleasant to be around, always attracting friends, making life better… We miss you, We love you. Public visitation will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the First Christian Church with Reverend Ed Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Williams, Robert L.
Robert L. Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017 - Robert L. Williams, 84, passed away on Oct. 29, 2017. Survived by wife, Patricia Williams; sons, William John Williams and William Harold Williams; daughters, Robbie Winston, Cindy McCoy, Lori Mayfield and Lucinda Case; and three siblings, Thomas Williams, Albert Williams and Rayona Shipp. Bob was born to Raymond and Margaret Williams and was a Pueblo police officer, retiring after 32 years of service. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Williams, Sarah
Sarah Williams – Walsenburg World – February 28, 1895 – Mrs. Sarah Williams, wife of John Williams, died at Mancos, Colorado, January 25, 1895, in the 63 year of her age. She was born in the state of Tennessee, 20 November, 1832. Sister Williams was sick for several weeks, but not until 10 or 12 days before her death was she confined to her bed. At the time of her death all her children were present except one, Mrs. Jina Wood, who arrived six hours after her death. She died in great peace, in answer, doubtless, to an oft repeated prayer for a peaceful hour in which to die. All her children present were requested to meet her in heaven. She was for 40 years a member of the church. A large number of friends followed her to her last resting place, and wept at her grave. Sarah Williams crossed the plains at an early day with her husband and two children, and consequently has undergone all the travel, privation and labor of pioneer life. Few women have undergone more. She was a remarkable woman in many respects, cheerful, hopeful, ready to take advantage of the most untoward circumstances for the good of her family; a kind neighbor; a friend in whom to trust; all this and more. Still she gave the labor of hands, the thoughts of her mind, and the great love of her heart to her husband and children. She leaves a husband in great sorrow, children bereaved of a mother, and friends, who have known her long, with sad hearts. February 23, 1895, A. H. Quillian

Williams, Sharon A.
Sharon A. Williams - Chronicle News - June 1, 2011 - Sharon A. Williams, 60, passed away May 24, 2011. She was born August 20, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Vernal and Madeline Anderson. Sharon was preceded in death by her father Vernal Anderson, an uncle Delbert Armstrong, and an aunt Leona Thurman. Sharon was a 1968 graduate of Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended the University of Utah. She worked as a clerk at the University of Utah Hospital from 1970 to 1972, and was a flight attendant for United Airlines for 28 years, from 1972 to 2000. Sharon was married to Dennis Williams in 1988 at Walden, Colorado. Sharon is survived by her loving husband Dennis Williams of Trinidad; one son Sean Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her mother Madeline Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah; and her sister DeLynn Anderson-Shuklian of Salt Lake City, Utah. Memorial services for Sharon will be Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with Bill Glidden officiating. Donations may be made to the Sangre DeCristo Hospice at 711 Walsen Avenue, Suite B, Walsenburg, CO 81089. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Williams, Thomas J.
Thomas J. Williams - Canon City Daily Record - February 2, 1942 - T. J. Williams Dies in Denver Late Saturday - Thomas J. Williams, 54, life-long resident of Canon City and agent for the Railway Express company here for the past 18 years, died at Fitzsimons hospital, Denver, shortly before midnight Saturday. Mr. Williams entered the hospital December 9 for treatment for a kidney infection. Pneumonia developed and for a number of days it was necessary for him to be in an oxygen tent. Later he showed improvement to such an extent that it was possible to remove him from the tent. Every encouragement was held for his recovery, only to have a setback result and he failed rapidly during the latter hours of his life. He was among Canon City’s best-known citizens and was popular throughout the county. The family home is at 519 North Eighth Street. He was born in Canon City on April 7, 1887, the son of George and Margaret Williams. His father was a guard at Colorado state prison for a number of years. Mr. Williams was raised here and attended Canon City schools. For several years he worked for the J. M. Anderson Company, later went with the Railway Express Company about 1919. He succeeded the late Grant Dickinson as manager upon the latter’s retirement about five years later, and had continued as agent throughout the succeeding years. Mr. Williams was with the American armed forces during the World war although he did not see action abroad. He was in New York City with his unit ready to sail for France when word of the Armistice was received and the sailing plans were cancelled. It was after he left the army and returned to Canon City that Mr. Williams joined the express office staff. He was a member of Wray-McKinstry American Legion post and of the Canon City Elks lodge, being initiated in 1910. He had served on numerous charitable and social committees of the lodge and was an active member. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Luella Williams; one son, Thomas Jr., a sophomore student at Colorado University; two brothers, William, a Colorado state prison guard, and Ed, route agent for the express company at Salina, Kans.; and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Uhland and Mrs. Wesley L. Weller, both of Canon City. The body of Mr. Williams was brought to Canon City by the Wilson mortuary funeral coach early Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the Elks home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Elks ritual will be conducted by the officers of the lodge, with church services by the Rev. W. C. Conradi of Pueblo, former pastor of Trinity Lutheran church here, assisted by the Rev. A. E. Retzer, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be made in Lakeside cemetery.

Williams, Verna
Verna Williams - Denver Post - March 9, 2008 - Verna M. (Fisher) Williams, born May 24, 1921 Trinidad, CO. Raised in North Denver, survived by son Earl Williams, daughters Rosemarie Navarro and Donna St. Martin-Smith, and sisters Mildred Killip and Betty Baker-Bickley; deceased March 6, 2008. Memorial Service will be March 10 at 12:00 am at The Bear Valley Church, 9900 W. Jewel Ave.

Williams, William Harold
William Harold Williams - The San Angelo Standard-Times - January 26, 2005 - William Harold Williams, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born May 15, 1919, in Eden, Texas. A veteran of World War II, Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Louise Boyd Williams of Rye, Colo.; his sons, Dick (and Diane) Williams of Eldorado, Texas, Ron Williams (and Kathy Schaper) of DeKalb Junction, N.Y., and J. Lynn Williams of San Angelo, Texas; his daughter, Mary Kathleen (Williams) (and Bill) Muse of Missoula, Mont.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Of Harold’s 10 siblings, Billy (and Beverly) Williams of Eldorado, Texas, and Ann (Williams) Brock of Burleson, Texas, survive him. His son, Doug Williams, preceded him in death in 1975. Funeral service and burial will be conducted by the Rev. Phil Barton at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Laurel Land Memorial Park Chapel and Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas. Pallbearers are Chad Williams, Mike Guentherman, John Williams, Eric Brock, Ty Williams, and Gary Williams. A memorial service will also be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Church of Christ in Rye, Colo. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Pine Springs Summer Camp Inc., 5601 19th St., Lubbock, TX 79407; or Sangre de Cristo Hospice Palliative Care, 1716 N Reading Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Williamson, Ann Marie
Ann Marie “Vern” Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2014 - Ann Marie “Vern” Williamson, 74, passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Ann Marie "Vern" Williamson She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Alice Lesser; and brother, Fred. Ann is survived by her children, David Williamson and Debbie Glendening; sisters, Sandra (Fred) Glass, Dorothy (Larry) Grinstead; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ann served in the Navy and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, St. Anne Church, 2701 E. 12th, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery.

Williamson, Cherine J.
Cherine J. Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2017 - Cherine J. Williamson, passed away March 8, 2017, in Pueblo. Cherine was born May 14, 1942, in Clayton, N.M., and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Tammy) Hildebrand, Jerry (Nancy) Hildebrand, Robert Hildebrand and William "Bo" Hildebrand; daughters, Jannell (Gerald) Goodrich and Wendy (Rob) Smothermon; and her stepson, John Barnes; as well as 12 grandchildren, seven great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Williamson, Gregory
Gregory “Red” Williamson - Davis Mortuary - March 2, 2017 - Gregory “Red” Williamson, 19, of Manzanola, CO, passed away February 28, 2017. He was born March 27, 1997 in Pueblo. His survivors include his parents Wendy and Robert Smothermon; brother, Samuel Williamson and his sister Jessica Williamson. Memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway Avenue in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 2017 - Gregory "Red" Williamson, 19, of Manzanola, Colo., passed away Feb. 28, 2017. Memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Williamson, Helen
Helen Williamson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2014 - Helen L. Williamson, 81, transitioned from this life on Nov. 6, 2014. She was a longtime Pueblo resident and a Jehovah’s Witness. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 523 E. Pitkin, Pueblo, Colo.

Williamson, Jolene
Jolene Williamson - Chronicle News - March 23, 2011 - Jolene Williamson, age 53, passed away unexpectedly at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Colo. Springs, on March 20, 2011. She was on born on July 22, 1957, in Cheyenne, Wyo. (where she stated, jokingly, that the city had a parade for her). Jolene graduated from East High School in 1975. She went to work at Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo., where she excelled at patient care in physical therapy, and continued that passion at Orthosport in Fort Collins, Colo. On August 2, 1988 she married Tim Williamson at Monument Lake, Colo., and resided in the Hoehne, Colo., area. She found her greatest joy in life: being able to stay at home and raise her two children. She was a very passionate, caring and devoted mother, wife, and a great friend. She had a big heart, loved to laugh, and couldn’t resist the temptation to joke around. Jolene loved nothing more than being able to watch her children and grandchildren grow, being with friends and family, attending her children’s activities, working on computers, creating ceramics, cooking, and taking care of animals. She is survived by her husband, Tim Williamson; son, Jade Newman (Stephanie) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter, Katie Rae Williamson; three brothers, Terry Triplett, Neal Davis (Cindy) and Curt Davis all of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Ella and Lyla Jolene; nephews, Ta-ran, Austin, Logan and Joey; mother in-law, Shirley; sister in-law, Validee Altman; brother in-law, Steve Altman; several other nieces and nephews and cousins, Shelley, Kevin and Monica. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Norma Davis; cousin, Teddy Davis and father in-law, Jeff Williamson. A celebration of life will be held in remembrance of her beautiful soul. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to a local animal shelter. Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.

Williamson, Ruth
Ruth Williamson - Chronicle News - January 10, 2006 - Ruth Williamson was called into her Lord and Master’s presence on January 6, 2006. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Mel L. Williamson, who owned Mel’s Refrigeration Service, founded in 1936 and has served the community for 70 years. Ruth was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, and resident mom and hostess to many friends from around the world over the 92 years of her life. She married Mel in Raton and lived in Trinidad for the past 62 years where the Church of God was her life and interest of service. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Eppinger and husband Dave from Colorado Springs; sons, Mel T. Williamson and wife Dawn from Trinidad, and Donald Williamson and wife Rachel from Littleton. Grandchildren include Felicia, Mel Brian, Jeff, Sharon and great-grandchild Treton. We wish to express appreciation to Dr. McFarland and staff for their care and kindness over several years. Funeral service will be Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1 P.M. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Ruth would appreciate donations supporting Christian youth work and made to Camp Baldy, 607 E. 2nd St., Trinidad, Colo. 81082. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Williford, J. E.
J. E. Williford – Walsenburg World – February 15, 1900 – At Cripple Creek on the eighth, Mrs. Kate Williford shot and killed her husband, J. E. Williford and attempted unsuccessfully to kill herself. Jealousy is supposed to be the cause.

Willingham, Eva M.
Eva M. (Connelli) Willingham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2014 - Eva M. (Connelli) Willingham, 90, born in Pueblo, Colo., on May 25, 1924, to Joseph and Mabel Connelli; passed away on Nov. 27, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Eva is survived by her daughter, Barbara Walker (Daniel Walker); two grandsons, Matthew and Zachary Walker; two of her special nieces, Marilyn Sarconi and Donna Hart; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert Willingham; parents; sisters, Marie Hart, Josephine Genova; brother, Tony Connelli; and two nephews. Eva was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She touched the lives of so many family members with her genuine caring and unconditional love. Eva was very proud of her Italian (Sicilian) heritage. She was an amazing cook, loved music and loved to dance. Eva will be sadly missed by all who loved her. An interment ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2014, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Eva’s memory.

Willingham, Therese
Therese Willingham - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2015 - Therese Willingham, 88, passed away Dec. 31, 2014. Services in Phoenix, Ariz., at a later date.

Willington, Bill
Bill Willington - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2017 - Bill Willington, 64, of Pueblo passed away on Nov. 15, 2017. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Willis, Frank (Mrs.)
Mrs. Frank Willis – Walsenburg World – October 31, 1901 – LaVeta News – Mrs. W. R. Willis received a telegram on Wednesday containing word of the sudden death of her daughter in law, Mrs. Frank Willis. The news was a great shock and doubly sad on account of Mr. Frank Willis’ absence from home on a hunting expedition in San Juan County. He had parted from his wife in her ordinary health at Canon City, where they have been lately residing, and had not the slightest warning of so sad an event. The sickness of their seven-month-old baby was also announced in the dispatch. Mrs. Willis left Wednesday evening to render what help lay in her power.

Willis, R. B.
R. B. Willis – Walsenburg World – May 3, 1900 – It is reported that our old friend R. B. Willis is quite low in San Francisco and not expected to live many week. Walsenburg World – July 19, 1900 – Died on Monday, July 9, 1900, at San Francisco, California, Robert B. Willis, age 66 years. Mr. Willis was born at Adams, Jefferson County, New York, September 6, 1834. He first started in life as a machinist and afterwards became agent for the Adams Express Company, establishing routes from Kansas, Nebraska and the western states. He came to Colorado in 1858 and was married to a sister of Col. J. M. Francisco on March 17, 1867, from which union one child was born, Mrs. A. W. Morton, at whose home Mr. Willis passed his last days. For over 30 years Mr. and Mrs. Willis made LaVeta their home until the latter’s death some nine years ago. Of late years Mr. Willis’s health had been failing and he joined his daughter in California. The remains were sent to his home here for interment yesterday, and after appropriate services in the Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. E. E. Hench, he was laid to rest by the side of his loving wife in the cemetery east of town. The large attendance at the funeral represented the honor and respect in which the deceased was held by our citizens. Four days previous to his death a grandchild was born which helped to lighten his last hours, he being passionately fond of children. LaVeta Advertiser. Walsenburg World – July 19, 1900 – Mrs. C. H. Breckenstein of Conejos came up Friday to attend the funeral of R. B. Willis. Walsenburg World – July 19, 1900 – Ed, Frank, and Mrs. Roby Willis came in from Pueblo Friday morning to attend the funeral of R. B. Willis.

Wills, Kent
Kent Wills - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2016 - Kent Wills, 51, passed away Sept. 21, 2016. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Pueblo Christian Center, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilmont, Kisha
Kisha Nachelle Manzanares Wilmont - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2014 - Kisha Nachelle Manzanares Wilmont, 27, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2014, as a result of an automobile accident. Kisha Wilmont A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Feb. 21, 1987, to proud parents, MaryAnn Medina and Duane Manzanares. She was attending Pueblo Community College. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jose R. Medina; great-grandparents, Dolores and Antonio Manzanares and Dolores Medina; special aunt, Phyllis Manzanares. Kisha loved spending every moment with the love of her life, Henry Lopez, and her children; and going to family gatherings, as long as she was dressed to impress. She also loved doing make-up, hair and nails with her baby sister, Eleace. Kisha is survived by her parents, MaryAnn and Duane; her husband, Antwan Wilmont; her life partner, Henry Lopez; her children, Xavier Manzanares, Saraih Wilmont, Henry Lopez Jr. and DaMoni Lopez; siblings, Jennifer, Amrey, Missy, Eleace, Justin, Duane Jr. and Devon; special cousin, Chris “CJ” Manzanares; grandparents, Wayne and Nancy Manzanares, Joseph and Lupe Enriquez; also multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Donations to Ent Credit Union in memory of Kisha for her children. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Family Worship Center, 3800 Parker Blvd., Pastor David Smith officiating.

Wilmot, Juanita Jo
Juanita Jo Wilmot - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2016 - Juanita Jo Wilmot, 38, born in 1978, unfortunately lost her battle with inflammatory breast cancer on April 21, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Anita (Lett) Wilmot; and sister-in-law, Julie Wilmot. She is survived by uncle, Billy Lett; children, Jadine C., Jesse D. Wilmot; close friend, Shelly; nieces, Sherry, Samantha Wilmot; brother, Eric Lee Wilmot; his father-in-law, Donald Siegfried; ex-husband, JD Diaz, and his mother, Henrietta Diaz. Juanita was last employed at Loaf ‘N Jug and previously at Sam’s Club. She was proud to be able to say she had only missed three days of work in 15 years. She worked in order to give her children the best life she could provide. She graduated from Central High School in 1996. Viewing, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Salvation Army.

Wilson, Cheri Teresa
Cheri Teresa Wilson - Chronicle News - February 12, 2008 - Cheri Teresa Wilson, age 45, of Raton passed away in Raton on Friday, February 8, 2008. She was born February 10, 1962 in El Paso, Texas the daughter of Edward L. and Faye Gordon Wilson. Cheri is survived by her parents Edward L. and Faye Gordon Wilson of Raton, NM; daughters Natalie Wilson and companion Ricky Palos of Arlington, TX, and Emily Wilson and companion Thomas Andrew Martinez Jr. of Raton; sisters Vickie Wilson and companion Daniel Hoon of Raton, Kimberly Wilson and companion Richard Street of Albuquerque, NM., and Randi Wilson of Brookville, Ohio; brothers Ronald Wilson of Raton and Edward L, Wilson Jr. of Albuquerque. Visitation for Cheri Teresa Wilson will be Wednesday, February 13, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Yaksich- Long Funeral Home of Raton. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton with Father Henry Archuleta of the 3rd Day Harvest Ministry officiating. Cremation will follow. Arrangements and a celebration of love for Cheri Teresa Wilson are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Wilson, Child
Child Wilson – Walsenburg World – July 13, 1893 – The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, eight months old, died last Friday at 1 o’clock from softening of the brain.

Wilson, Clyde O.
Cylde O. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2015 - Clyde O. Wilson entered this life on Jan. 26, 1942, and departed Sept. 21, 2015. Clyde was a lifetime professional horse trainer and traveled extensively training horses as well as participating in horse shows. With 35 years of experience in all disciplines of training, Clyde trained and showed six national champions and several reserve champions. He specialized in the disciplines of Halter, Western, Harness and Saddleseat. He was preceded in death by father, Samuel J. Wilson; mother, Fleta H. Wilson; sister, Fleta H. York. Survived by Shirley Wilson, Katherine Coleman, John Wilson, Joseph (Tanya) Wilson, Wayne (Denise) Wilson, Lyn (Gloria) Wilson; and a host of numerous nephews, nieces and other family. Clyde wanted to mention his very special friends, Shirley Rickerson, Sara Louis and Danielle Wenk, who were very important in his life. Special thank you is given to Joni Fair Hospice House and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per Clyde’s request, there will be no service and no memorial and please send no flowers. Cremation is pending.

Wilson, Cole T.
Cole T. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 3, 2014 - Cole T. Wilson, 21, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2014. He was born April 8, 1993, to proud parents, George W. Wilson and Laura Gunn. He is survived by his parents; siblings, George Wilson Jr., Jeremy Wilson, Gavin Wilson, Nesa Duran, Christopher Duran; two nephews, several aunts and one uncle. Cole loved camping, dirt biking and tinkering with cars, and was a true animal lover. He will be missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, Angelus Chapel.

Wilson, Corinne M.
Corinne M. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2017 - Corinne M. Wilson died Feb. 4, 2017, in Pueblo. She was born in Walsen Camp, Colo., the oldest child of three to Elizabeth (Chittick) and Andrew Jamieson. Her sister, Ellen (Walter) Bassett; and brother, Andy (Joyce) Jamieson preceded her in death. She celebrated 51 years of marriage with Earl G. Wilson, who also preceded her in death; and they both shared a full, vibrant life with their five children, Glenda (Wayne) Lewis, Gail (Pavel) Kozhevnikov, Carol (Brian - deceased) Dowdy, Joyce Wilson and David Wilson. She delighted in engaging with and showering affection upon her six grandchildren, Kimberly (Weston) Burrer, Dr. Eric Lewis, Brandon Wilson, Bonnie Wilson, Yelena (David) Olacsi and Roman Kozhevnikov. She felt blessed to enjoy the attention and antics of her great-grandchildren, Evan and Emily Burrer, Dennis Olacsi and Nina Kozhevnikov. Corinne was a much beloved aunt and is survived by various nieces and nephews, including special niece, Myra Wilson. Corinne attended two years of college in Sterling, Kan., volunteered with various organizations, was a life-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she served over the years as Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher, choir member and church deacon. Corinne found fulfillment in being a busy homemaker. She loved to read, sew, crochet, travel and challenge her mind with crossword puzzles. Most importantly, she loved her family. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, Colo.

Wilson, Donald Everett
Donald Everett Wilson - Albuquerque Journal - July 22, 2009 - Donald Everett Wilson, 81, died at Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2009, of complications that arose after a recent back surgery. Don, the long-time co-owner and operator of Walker Electronic Supply Company, had been a resident of Albuquerque since December 1958. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Trinidad, CO to Leonard Everett Wilson and Elizabeth Marie (Trinaistich) Wilson. Don served in the US Army for a little over a year, right after the end of World War II and then attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, graduating in 1952 with a degree in geophysical engineering. After graduation, he worked for Sohio Petroleum Company on a seismic crew exploring for oil, mostly in Wyoming. In December of 1958, he quit and moved to Albuquerque to join his father's business, which was then called Walker Radio Company. Don met his future wife, Audrey Faye Gathright, when he took a year off from the Colorado School of Mines and was working for Century Geophysical Company in Oklahoma. They were married in Elk City, OK on December 26, 1951. Don and Audrey moved around a lot when he was working for Sohio, and during this time their son Michael was born in Houston, TX in 1953 and their daughter Catherine was born in Worland, WY in 1956. Until forced to slow down late in life, Don was always very active. He loved hiking and camping, and bicycled to work until he was no longer able to. Don was active in the Albuquerque Chess Club for many years, and he helped form the Albuquerque High School Chess League, which he ran for 29 years starting in the early 1960's. He was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years, including being Cubmaster of Pack 189 and Scoutmaster Troop 189, both associated with Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Don was also active in other ways with the Church, including doing much work on it's public address system over the years. He enjoyed working with dogs, and got very involved with dog obedience training and competitions, and the Sandia Dog Obedience Club. His dogs were all dachshunds, which are not known for being easy to train. However, Don was quite successful at it, and one of his dogs, Coco, was a top-scoring obedience competitor. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Dorothy; and his cousins, John and Ernest Malovich and Edith Carroll. Don is survived by his brother, James and wife, Susie; cousin, Elsie Beazley and husband, Roy; son, Michael and wife, Mary Green; daughter, Catherine Bynon and husband, Thomas; and grandchildren, Lorraine Bynon, and Claire and William Wilson. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo Del Norte NE. Reception will follow at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall.

Wilson, Edith
Edith Wilson - Chronicle News - March 13, 2008 - Edith Wilson died at her home in Oak Harbor on December 24, 2007 at the age of 88. She was born February 6, 1919 in Sweetwater, Oklahoma to Henry Travis and Daisy Esther (Mayo) Caudle. Edith married Melvin Lee Wilson on December 13, 1936 in New Mexico. Earning her teaching certificate in Oklahoma, she taught school for a few years during World War II while her husband was serving in the Pacific Theater. In 1946, the Wilson's moved to Coupeville. Four years later they moved to Burlington. The Wilson's returned to Oak Harbor in 1963 and Edith began her career with NAS Whidbey Civil Service where she retired as the Data Processing Supervisor. As a life-long learner, always expanding her knowledge, she continued to attend classes whenever she could. A lady of varied interests, she was a talented artist with a flair for color and design. Ever true to her western heritage, her charcoal sketches as well as her oils and watercolors often reflected this. Edith was also a published writer, with several short stories and poems as well as a book about her family to her credit. Edith was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Oak Harbor, now Church on the Rock. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Writers League. Three children survive Edith: Darlene Maloy of Burlington, Betty Wales (Robert) of Seattle and Dale Wilson (Joan) of Mukilteo. Two sisters; Joanne Mead of Taos, New Mexico and Floice Dixon of Campo, Colorado, eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and special friend/companion Esther Miller, also survive. Her husband Melvin preceded her in death in 1990. Services were held in Oak Harbor, Washington. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Wilson, Edward Francis
Edward F. Wilson – Walsenburg World – January 23, 1902 – In Memory of Edward F. Wilson – Edward Francis Wilson, who passed calmly out of this life at his home, Newark, November 25, 1901, was the fifth child of Edward and Mary Frances Wilson, born near Upperville, Loudoun County, Virginia, April 19, 1824. Moved with his parents from Virginia to Lalls County, Missouri, in the spring of 1839, shortly after moving to Shelby County where he has resided for many years. He married Miss Susan Mary Turner, of Kentucky birth, but at time of marriage lived near Warren, Marion County, Missouri, February 22, 1849. Seven children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. His wife and five daughters survive him. Out of a family of 12 children, three sisters and one brother are living namely: Mrs. Maria Looney, Mrs. Sarah Allen, of Shelby County, and Mrs. Julia Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas, and John A. J. Wilson of Malachite, Colorado. Mr. Wilson was always a very active man, being in the milling business about the time of his majority; building 12 or more carding, saw and flour mills. Six were built in Knox County, two of which were lost by fire in Edina. Four were built in Macon County, two in Shelby County and at other minor points throughout the country. While living in Edina besides milling he was engaged in merchandise. Having heard both of his grandfathers talk of being in the Revolutionary War, he was very proud of them. Within the last year, a daughter in search of proofs relative to joining Daughters of the Revolutionary Society received copies from personal record of both grandfathers on file in the War Department, Washington, D. C., as follows: Robert Wilson, living in New Jersey, serving every year from 1776 to 1783, and at one time was employed by the government to make shoes for barefooted soldiers. Thomas Francis, on his mother’s side, was born near West Chester, Pennsylvania, served four years, and fought in the battles of Brandywine, Monmouth and others. He was at Ft. Washington at the time of the British attack, November 16, 1776. Was made orderly sergeant and took many prisoners in camp at Whitemarsh while Gen. Washington was encamped there. The battle of Brandywine was fought on Thomas Francis’ wife’s (Mary Henry) home farm at Chad’s Ford, when she was 14 years of age. They were Quakers and of Scottish ancestry. The little stone church called the Birmingham, where Lafayette and wounded were taken, was near them. His father, Edward Wilson fought in the War of 1812 and was in Baltimore when British Gen. Ross was killed. Father was in the Civil War, but being a miller was petitioned home by the people to supply them with bread. Possessed of a strong constitution and leading an active life made it hard for him to realize that heavy toil must be resigned to younger hands. How often of late have we been reminded of the words of a New England writer, “Bending beneath the weight of years, we have watched him fading heavenward through our tears.” He joined the M. E. Church about 1851, lived a stainless, useful, honorable and happy life. To him there were no dark thoughts connected with death, and am sure he felt as he expressed it during his illness, “My title is clear to mansions in the sky.” He has left us a legacy of a beautiful life. Any words that I may choose seems so poorly to express his devotion and love shown his family. Ours was a singing home. The blending of voices in song are seldom heard in discordant ones, so like the music, sweet with harmony, was our life with him just one sweet song; the melody of which will never die till we sing again with him in the sweet bye and bye. A daughter

Wilson, Elaine Marie
Elaine Marie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2014 - Elaine Marie Wilson, Dec. 16, 1932-Sept. 23, 2014. Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Elaine passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2014, surrounded by her three children. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen and Debbie; and her son, Heath (Linda Kelican); six grandchildren, Hannah Uebel (Joseph), Kyle Allia, Seth Allia, Ashley Kelican, Kenneth David Wilson and Abigail Wilson. She was blessed by one great-grandchild, Giana Elaine Uebel. She also is survived by her sister, Roberta Krier; two brothers, Dennis Micheli (Pat) and Gary Micheli (Karen); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth James Wilson; an infant son; her brother, Bernard; and sister, Berna Jean. She was an avid reader and loved the Colorado mountains and its wildlife. She also enjoyed music and dancing. A remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Donations are being accepted by the Audubon Society Of Greater Denver: 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128.

Wilson, Elizabeth B.
Elizabeth B. “Betty” Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2015 - Elizabeth B. “Betty” Wilson, longtime Pueblo resident, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver, with her children at her side. Born Elizabeth Ann Breckon May 13, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Willard and Anna Jutze Breckon, Betty Wilson was 77 years old. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Jane E. Wilson and Chad B. Wilson, both of Denver; and her stepdaughter, Georgia Smith of Massachusetts; nephews, Tom (Sue) Breckon of New York, and Wally (Gail) Breckon of Georgia; and niece, Amy (Tom) Flanagan of Pennsylvania; other nieces and nephews and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Betty Wilson attended schools in Buffalo, N.Y., graduating with a Regent’s diploma from South Park High School in 1954. She attended Buffalo State Teachers College and later earned a paralegal certificate at Arapahoe Community College. Beginning in the Pueblo law office of Russell Olin, she worked as a paralegal for Pueblo County Legal Services for 18 years. She retired in 1999 as criminal justice planner. Betty Wilson was an energetic community activist. She served as a housing commissioner for the Housing Authority of Pueblo for 29 years, elected national NAHRO president in 2002. Betty was a founder of the Pueblo chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served on the YWCA board, helping to establish a women’s shelter in Pueblo. She was active in the Pueblo Democratic Party and worked for numerous Democratic candidates. Betty Wilson married Jerome L. “Jerry” Wilson in Philadelphia in 1962. They moved to Pueblo in 1966, where she lived until recently moving to Denver to live with her daughter. Betty Wilson was a devoted mother, an avid reader and puzzle-solver and an enthusiastic traveler. A Celebration of Life for Betty Wilson will be hosted by her children from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at the Southern Colorado Heritage Center, 201 W. B St., Pueblo. Those who wish to remember Betty with a charitable contribution might consider one of her favorite charities, including Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, ACLU of Colorado and “No Kid Hungry” campaign of Share Our Strength.

Wilson, Floyd Monroe
Floyd Monroe Wilson - Unknown Newspaper - December 13, 1994 - Floyd Monroe Wilson, 77, of Canon City died Dec. 12, 1994 from a heart attack and stroke. He was born Oct. 6, 1917 in Canon City to Van Carlos and Hattie Darlene (Koch) Wilson. He was retired after working for the county and as a trucker and construction worker. He preferred the Protestant faith. Mr. Wilson was a lifelong resident of Colorado. He enjoyed yard work and working on cars. He was married in Poncha Springs in 1957 to Marlene Shellhorn, who survives. He is also survived by eight children: Charles (Pam) Yeager of Gulfport, Port, Miss, Shirley Price, Robert M. Wilson of Pueblo, Arthur (Tina) Wilson of Canon City, Kenneth (Debbie) Wilson of Canon City, Twanette Wilson of Florence, Jerry (Delayna) Wilson of Canon City and Larry (Lynn) Wilson of Pueblo; and 14 grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be Thursday Dec. 15, 1 p.m. at Holt Family Chapel of the Garden, with Rev. Dale Radley officiating. There will be a private family interment.

Wilson, George K. (Capt.)
Capt. George K. Wilson – Walsenburg World – February 12, 1920 – The funeral of Capt. George K. Wilson, a Pueblo man who died at Leavenworth, Kansas, was held with full military honors at Pueblo within a few hours after the body arrived from Ft. Leavenworth. Capt. Wilson was a Colonel on the staff of Maj. Gen. Bullard of the First Division in France, but was demoted along with hundreds of other regular Army officers when he was returned to the United States after the war. He obtained the highest rank of any Pueblo man in the war.

Wilson, Hazel Marie
Hazel Marie Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2015 - Hazel Marie Wilson, 81, passed peacefully on Aug. 13, 2015. She was born on Sept. 8, 1933, in Bent County, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lyda Darnell; and her two sisters, Thelma and Betty. She is survived by her siblings, Ruby, Junior, Ed, Jim, Robert, Fred, and their spouses. She has six children, Don, Peggy, Vernon, Bill, Pat, Pam, and their spouses. She has 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The viewing and funeral will be held at the Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015.

Wilson, James Lewis
James Lewis Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 2016 - James Lewis Wilson, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, left this Earth to enter heaven’s gates on April 18, 2016, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer. James Lewis Wilson He was loved by many and will be so very missed. He had a great sense of humor, a giving heart and he enriched and brightened the lives of all who knew him. James “Jim” was born July 19, 1930, to Lewis F. Wilson and Edna P. Wilson in Pueblo, Colo. He married Lucille Mauro Wilson March 10, 1951, in Vineland. They moved to Oceanside, Calif., where Jim served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Korean War veteran and always a U.S. Marine. All six of his brothers were also veterans. Jim and Lucille returned to Pueblo to begin their careers, their family, and become active members in the community. Jim was a past leader and Exalted Ruler of Pueblo’s Elks Lodge No. 90, where he helped start or sponsor many youth events, golf tournaments, Boys’ State and Flag Day. He loved his friends and loved spending time with them. Jim really lived life and he was adventurous. He raced motorcycles, dating back to the 1950s. He even placed in the 100-mile John Zink International Enduro in 1977. He spent most summer weekends mountain trail riding with his family. Even when he was older, he twice drove the Baja Peninsula in his custom Baja dune buggy. Jim and Lucille attended many National BMW rallies on their touring motorcycle. He was an avid golfer, trout fisherman, snow skier and he loved to read; often one book per week. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Lucille; son, Rick Wilson of Pasadena Calif.; daughter, Beverly and Tom Newton of Cottonwood, Ariz.; son, Jim and Laurel Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, James David Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., Jane Wilson of Prairie Village, Kan., Alex Wilson, U.S. Marine, of Tulsa, Okla., Brady Newton of Cottonwood, Ariz.; and great-grand-daughter, Elly Lynn Newton of Cottonwood, Ariz. Jim is survived by three brothers, Jack Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Glenn Wilson of Delhi, Calif., and Ervin Vernon of Lacy, Wash. The family would like to acknowledge the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their professional and loving care. Jim appreciated his nurses dearly and agreed to lend his support to hospice by appearing on their billboards in April. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo, Colo. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wilson, John
John Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1935 - John Wilson died at a local hospital Sunday, May 5th. Survived by his wife, father and mother. Brother of Betty Priest, Ida Graham and Guy Wilson. Announcement later. T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Wilson, John
John Wilson – Walsenburg World - October 13, 1898 - Two Miners Killed By a Fall of Rock While at Their Work - Monday was a day of sadness and sorrow. Two men were ushered into the other world without warning and the cold earth received their lifeless bodies. David Owens was instantly killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou mine. He had been drawing a pillar and had just about finished his work when the removal of the coal below caused a slip in the rock above and without a note of warning the mass was upon him breaking his neck and crushing the life out of him. The deceased was a native of Wales, having come here some 14 years ago leaving a wife and family there. He had worked at the Pictou mine about twelve years when the accident occurred that caused his death. John Williams or John James met his death at the Sunshine the same morning in almost the same way. A slip or malformation in the rock invisible from below, opened and when the support below was removed, the rock came down with a forward and back movement crushing the life out of a faithful and unsuspecting miner. John James was left an orphan at an early age and was adopted by a family of the name of Wilson then residing in Ohio. Fourteen years ago John left there and came as far west as Hiteman, Iowa, where he worked for three years in the coal banks. He went from there to Flagler, Iowa, and from there came to this state. An inquest was held in both cases and after hearing all the testimony the jury found that each party had come to his death by falling rock while at work; that the accident was unavoidable and that the company should be exonerated. Walsenburg World – December 1, 1898 – Dr. C. M. McGuite has been appointed administrator of the estate of John Wilson. It will be remembered that John Wilson was killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou Mine about six weeks ago.

Wilson, Johnathan Scott
Johnathan Scott Wilson - Chronicle News - June 9, 2004 - Johnathan Scott Wilson passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2004 at the young age of 21. He was born in Borger, Texas on July 5, 1982. Johnathan attended Trinidad Public and Troy, Montana schools. He presently was employed in Troy, Montana as a logger. Johnathan enjoyed playing pool, fishing, driving his Ford truck, playing his harmonica and guitar. He enjoyed being outdoors and was always on the go. He loved saving animals and bringing them home until they could fend on their own. He loved being around his family and friends, and making everyone glow with his hospitality. He wanted everyone happy all the time. Preceding him in death are his grandfathers JoJo Garcia and Alfred “Snake” Wilson; and uncle Jimmy Wilson. Survivors are mother and step-father Yvonne (Will Dunihoo) Wilson, Trinidad; father Tracy Wilson, Mont.; sisters Jessica (Bryan) Casias, Trinidad, Heidi (Phillip) Wilson, Mont.; brothers Jeremy Cook, Trinidad, Tracy (Jozette) Wilson, James Wilson, Richard Wilson of Tex.; grandmothers Lydia E. Garcia, Trinidad, Tommie “Mema” Stroud, Tex.; nieces and nephews Shaniah, Hailey, and LaTausha Casias, Tristan Wilson, Alexander and Laura Wilson and Kylan; and fiancee Trisha Wilkes. Also surviving are aunts and uncles JoAnn (Mod) Cortez, Tex., Susan (Scott) Key, Denver, Alice (Gilbert) Vigil, Denver, Betty Jo (Tim) Truitt, Ill., Albert (Sarah) Garcia, Trinidad, Joseph Garcia, Trinidad, Michael Garcia, Pueblo, Tina Garcia, Wash., Treva Wilson, Calif., Lisa Anderson, Tex.; numerous cousins, other relatives and many dear friends. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Church with Pastor David Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnathan’s uncles and close friends. Active Pallbearers are Bryan Casias, Jeremy Cook, Tracy Wilson Jr., Richard Wilson, Anthony Martinez, and Michael Ray Garcia. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the home address, 15111 Co. Rd. 71.1 (located one mile past fairgrounds). Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Johnathan Wilson Memorial Fund, c/o Century Saving and Loan, 233 E. Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wilson, Katherine E.
Katherine E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2015 - Katherine E. Wilson died peacefully at 94 years of age in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 6, 2015. Katherine was born to Virgie O. and Henry L. Williams, on Oct. 28, 1920. She lived in Pueblo, Colo., her entire life until moving to a nursing home in Arizona to be by her daughter. Katherine married Leonard O. Wilson (deceased) in August of 1938. Mother of two children; a son, Claude L. “Whip” Wilson (deceased) and daughter, Linda E. Botterbusch. Grandchildren, Jeffrey D. Wilson, Cauy D. Wilson, Dana D. Wilson, Matthew P. Botterbusch and Ann C. Cacciatore. Great- grandchildren, Kelsey Rae Wilson, Jake Samuel Wilson, Chloe and Rowan Hunter, Casia Grace Wilson and Bradley A. Botterbusch. She also is survived by brothers, Luther and Van Williams; sisters, Velda Carara and Velma Jean Magee. She was predeceased by both parents; and by brother, Henry L. “Bud” Williams; and sisters, Ollie Piper and Lois Shields; numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine never quit on anyone or anything. She could do whatever needed to be done or endured. Wonderful seamstress, friend to all animals. She could doctor horses, put in her own landscaping using a tractor and chain to haul in railroad ties, and help and design a new home and a remodel. Always beautiful and good. She was so beloved by all of her family and the fastest walker in her nursing home. She was our inspiration. Special thanks to her neighbor and special friend, Dee Zaragoza of Pueblo. Services to be held in late June at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Avondale Methodist Church, P.O. Box 237, Avondale, CO 81022. She will be laid to rest beside her husband and son.

Wilson, Larry Jr.
Larry “Carlos” Wilson Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2016 - Larry “Carlos” Wilson Jr., 28, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8, 2016. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Highest Praise Fellowship. Donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home.

Wilson, Leonard A. Sr.
Leonard A. Wilson Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2017 - Leonard A. Wilson Sr., affectionately known as "Ju-Ju," passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Born on Aug. 3, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of Samuel and Delia Wilson. He graduated from Central High School and was employed at CF&I for over 30 years. Ju-Ju and the love of his life, Vivian, shared 60 incredible years of marriage. Ju-Ju was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and music, especially jazz. He had an immense love for God and his family and never met a stranger. If you ever met him, you would not soon forget him. In addition to working at CF&I, he was in the Naval Reserve, law enforcement, a land surveyor, school bus driver, a business owner and a manager. Leonard is survived by his wife, Vivian Wilson, Denver; his two daughters, Darla Cintron and Dawn (Darris) Davenport, Aurora; two sons, Van (Melanie) Wilson, Colorado Springs, and Leonard Wilson Jr., Denver; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children; two sisters, Emma Smith, Pueblo, and Thelma Gammage, California; and numerous nieces, nephews, other in-laws and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 12 siblings; and son, Rodney Wilson Sr. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Wilson, Linda May
Linda May Wilson - Chronicle News - December 16, 2014 - Linda May Wilson went to be with the Lord December 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and close friends. She was born August 4, 1947 to Lewis and Margaret Pemberton in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Linda Mary Darwin Wilson on August 4, 1963 in Limon, Colorado. She received an associate’s degree in business manager at from Trinidad State Jr. College in 1995. Linda is survived by her two sons, Donald of Trinidad, Colorado and Darren of Edgewood, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Andrew Wilson of Trinidad, Colorado and Diane Wilson of Ft. Worth, Texas, Alexander Neverdousky, Meredith, Avalon and D. D. Wilson from Edgewood, New Mexico. She is also survived by her sisters, Theresa Cook of Thornton, Colorado, Eileen (Dennis) Arfsten of Arvada, Colorado, and Donna (Dale) Trainer of Torrington, Wyoming, her sister-in-law, Sandra Moore of Lamar, Missouri, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends who she loved very much and enjoyed spending time with. Let enjoyed quilting, sewing and her great love for her church, Fisher’s Peak Community Church. Linda’s door and heart were always open for her friends and family. Linda worked at Beall’s and Curves where she enjoyed taking care of customers and helping the women at gym. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held at Fisher’s Peak Community Church on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Ross Gagliardi.

Wilson, Marie J.
Marie J. Wilson - Chronicle News - June 18, 2008 - Marie J. Wilson, age 92, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on June 15, 2008. She was born in El Moro, Colorado on June 16, 1915 to Charlotte (Centomino) and James Bianco. On January 29, 1949, she was united in marriage to W. Hugh Wilson in Trinidad, Colorado. Together they farmed most of their lives in the Model and Hoehne areas. In her earlier years, Marie was an active member of the St. John's Altar Society, cleaning the churches in Model and Hoehne, and teaching catechism. She was a longtime member of the Cowbelles and participated in many 4-H activities. She also worked at the Mode-O-Day dress factory before she married. She enjoyed traveling and bowling. Marie's pride and joy were her grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Preceding her in death are parents Charlotte and James Bianco, husband W. Hugh Wilson, siblings Rose Detro, Theresa (Tony) Villa, James (Mary) Bianco, Josephine (Mike) Ozzello, and John (Virginia) Bianco. Survivors are son Hugh A. (Ruth) Wilson, Trinidad, daughter Marilyn (Roy) Van Matre, Trinidad, grandchildren Jeremy VanMatre, Trinidad, Berry (Becky) Wilson, Trinidad, William Wilson, Trinidad, great-grandchildren, Kylie and Xander, brother and sister- in-law Norman (Pauline) Wilson, Co. Springs, numerous nieces and nephews including Johnna Bianco, Trinidad. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Thursday June 19, 2008 with Rosary at 12:15 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Active pallbearers are Jeremy VanMatre, Berry Wilson, William Wilson, Kevin Gutierrez, Dennis Hollingsworth, and Robert Guadagnoli. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wilson, Marlene
Marlene Wilson - Denver Post - January 20, 2007 - Marlene Wilson died January 12, 2007 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born July 10, 1940 in Walsenburg, CO, she spent most of her adult life in Denver, CO, raising her children while managing a successful career in the banking industry. In 1994, she moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she retired with husband and childhood sweetheart, Richard. Marlene was very active in the St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church, where she volunteered as a eucharistic minister, teacher, and member of the Women of St. Joseph Husband of Mary. She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Valerie Schroder and her husband William of TX, daughter Debora Walter of CO, daughter Jamie Skehan of CA, father James Farnen of NV, two grandsons, Ed and Nick Schroder of TX, uncle Joseph Farnen and his wife Edna of MO, cousin Dorothy Romero and husband Orlando of CO, sister-in-law Gloria Cordova of CO, and a host of beloved friends and relatives worldwide. The Funeral Service will be held on January 22, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Church, 2559 S. Federal, Denver, CO. Burial will be at Ft. Logan.

Wilson, Norman
Norman Wilson - The Gazette - March 3, 2013 - Norman Wilson passed away on February 27, 2013. He was born in Wheat (Oakridge), Tennessee on August 28, 1917. His parents were William Allen Paterson Wilson and Margaret (Wright) Wilson. Norman was a pharmacist for over 50 years. After practicing pharmacy in Trinidad, CO, he worked for 43 years at the drugstore in the Broadmoor Hotel and retired as president and general manager of the Broadmoor Drug Company. He graduated from Trinidad Junior College and continued his education achieving his degree in pharmacy from the Capitol College of Pharmacy. During WWII he served with the 5th Air Force in the South Pacific and was honorably discharged with the rank of major. He was a member of Manitou Lodge 68, Pikes Peak Flyfishers, and the Broadmoor Hotel Pioneer Club. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of Pikes Peak Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Retail Druggists, and the Downtown Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, and daughters Carole Hiegert (Richard), Marianne Lindstrom, Gayle Wilson and granddaughter Jennifer Stansall. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Temple, 1150 Panorama Drive. Private inurnment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date. The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to the Pikes Peak Hospice Oak Team and Brookdale Place for their exceptional care and compassion.

Wilson, Robert
Robert Wilson – Walsenburg World – September 21, 1906 – While walking on the tracks of the Colorado & Southern at Trinidad on the 13th inst., Robert Wilson, age 52 years, was run over and killed. He leaves a widow.

Wilson, Robert H.
Robert H. Wilson – Walsenburg World – May 29, 1902 – Robert H. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wilson of Pictou, age 1 ½ years, died of bronchitis on May 25, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery on the 26th.

Wilson, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Wilson - San Francisco Gate - January 15, 2004 - Ruth E. Wilson - Known professionally as Ruth Rogers in her capacity as the Women's Travel and Fashion Consultant for the Matson Lines' ocean liners: the Lurline, Mariposa, Monterey, and Matsonia, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2004 in Concord, CA after a long illness. Ruth was born on February 25, 1916 in Trinidad, CO, graduated from Pasadena High School and attended UCLA while taking operatic singing lessons and distinguishing herself in the New York Metropolitan Opera's regional auditions. In 1935 she was married in San Marino, CA to "J.A." Di Giorgio, an agricultural pioneer in the San Joaquin Valley and an officer and director of the Di Giorgio Corporation, who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Benjamin F. Wilson III, by her brothers, Parvin N. Pattison, Jr., Walter Pattison, and Frederick Pattison. She is survived by her loving and devoted son, J.R. Di Giorgio of Los Altos, CA. Her professional career as Ruth Rogers began in 1958 on a voyage to Hawaii on the passenger liner, Leilani, where she was seated at the Captain's table next to Larry Plowman, the President of Hawaiian Textron, which owned the Leilani. Upon her return, Mr. Plowman offered her the new position of Travel and Fashion Consultant for Hawaiian Textron's Leilani. After several successful years with Hawaiian Textron, Matson Lines appointed her as its Travel and Fashion Consultant for their luxury cruise ships. As well as frequently traveling on board the passenger liners and presenting her one-woman modeling shows, Ruth also traveled around the United States for personal appearances before women's groups, clubs, and business and travel groups answering wardrobe and other questions for women travelers. She was noted for modeling colorful cruise wear in varied price ranges obtained from Hawaii's leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Following her career with Matson Lines, Ruth spent several years in bookkeeping and accounting positions with different companies until her illness prevented her from working. At Ruth's request, there was no memorial service, and her ashes were, inurned at Cypress Lawn, Colma. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Anthony Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102.

Wilson, Shirley
Shirley Ann Radacy Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2016 - Shirley Ann Radacy Wilson, 79, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2016, in Muldrow, Okla. Preceded in death by husband, Bill Wilson; parents; brothers, George and Jerry Radacy. Survived by children, Bryan (Barbara) Wilson, Cindy Jo Tiehen-Nesbitt; sisters, Mary Kratzer, Betty Spicola, Irene Roark; and brother, Larry (Diane) Radacy; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She leaves behind her love and companion dog, Daisy. Cremation and burial in Muldrow, Okla.

Wilson, Susan
Susan DeLaRosa Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2017 - Susan DeLaRosa Wilson. Susie was born in Lamar, Colo., on Nov. 13, 1929, to Jesus DeLaRosa and Sarah Lopez DeLaRosa. She grew up in Pueblo, Colo., with her sisters and brother as she lost her parents by age 5. She was the youngest of six children, Trinidad, Julia, Madeline, Vidol and Esther. She moved to Los Angeles in 1955, where she married Dale Wilson. She is survived by husband, Dale; and children, Michael Wilson, Janet Cox and Diane Weiner; as well as grandchildren, Ben, Melissa, Kellee (Weiner) and Matthew, Andrew Jeffrey (Cox). She was called home on March 13, 2017, and was laid to rest on March 17, 2017.

Wilson, Tracy Wayne Sr.
Tracy Wayne Wilson, Sr. - Chronicle News - April 19, 2010 - Tracy Wayne Wilson, Sr., 63, died Monday, April 5, 2010 in Pampa, Texas after a long battle with cancer. Memorial Services will be in Troy, Montana on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas. Mr. Wilson was born on Jan. 30, 1947, in Borger, Texas. He had lived the past 25 years in Troy, Mont. He worked on the Trinidad Dam in the early 1970's and retired as a superintendent for Tri-State Construction in Texas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the harmonica, playing pool and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Wilson; brother, Jimmy Vaughn and his son, Johnathan Wilson. Survivors include his mother, Tommie Stroud of Pampa; sons, Tracy (Jozette) Wilson, James (Beverly) Wilson, Richard (Nanette) Wilson, all of Borger; Justin Garcia, Colo. Springs.; daughters, Jessica (Bryan) Casias, Trinidad, Colo., Heidi Wilson Troy, Mont.; sisters, Treva Wilson and Lisa Thomas of Pampa; 16 grandchildren and one great- -grandchild. The family may be contacted at 15111 C.R. 71.1, Trinidad, CO.

Wilson, Veleta E.
Veleta E. Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain – August 30, 2014 - Veleta E. Wilson, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2014. She was born March 5, 1938, in Haswell, Colo., one of 14 children to Roy and Ruth Larrew. Veleta was employed as an office manager for many Dr’s offices before her retirement. She enjoyed the outdoors including motorcycle riding and spending time at the cabin in the mountains. Her survivors include her husband, David; sons, David R. and Thomas (Gail)Wilson; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Michelle and Ashley Wilson and Jorden Nerone; several brothers and sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the loving care they provided. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Wilson, Virginia
Virginia Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2017 - Virginia Wilson, of Pueblo, March 12, 1931, to May 17, 2017. Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Vernon L. Wilson; and 10 siblings. She is survived by her brother, George (Blaise) Bonderer; and two children, Spencer (Christina) L. Wilson and Jennifer A. Martinez; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Tatum, Breanna, Sam, Ezra, Nicol and Joshua; two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Jeremiah; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22, in the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with an inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Virginia's honor to a Catholic Charity of your choice.

Wilson, W. Jackson
W. Jackson "Jack" Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2017 - W. Jackson "Jack" Wilson. Born July 12, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of George and Marjorie Wilson. He died Nov. 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bettie; daughters Sherrie Howey (Hamp), Kathleen Wilson, and T. Branson; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Patricia Patterson of Richmond, Va. He had been an Episcopal priest, a university chaplain and administrative assistant to bishops in Tennessee and Arizona. He had a lifelong involvement in law enforcement and was one of the first police consultants in the U.S. Involved in grassroots international activities, he was president emeritus of The Foundation for International Professional Exchange, which sponsors academic, medical and professional projects in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, and Haiti. Self-described as "a musician of sorts," he played piano, trumpet and an upright bass. He wrote various articles in magazines and journals, and was a newspaper columnist. Personal interests included flying and Arabian horses. And in Tsarskoie Selo, Russia, a toilet is named in his honor. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th & Grand, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church, Music Scholars Fund.

Wilson, Walter
Walter Wilson – Walsenburg World – November 19, 1914 – Walter Wilson Dead – Mr. Walter Wilson was born in Shelby County, Missouri, December 24, 1870 and died in the Minnequa Hospital at Pueblo, November 7, 1914, of appendicitis. He underwent an operation without being under the influence of an anesthetic and died 14 hours later. When he was five years old he came to Huerfano County and has been at Malachite ever since. He was considered a very fine young man, he loved by everyone. He left to mourn his loss, a mother, Mrs. J. A. J. Wilson, two sisters, Mrs. Albert Campbell, Mrs. Bruce Tirey and two brothers, Robert and Edward Wilson.

Wilson, William
William Wilson – Walsenburg World – August 4, 1903– William Wilson a switchman at Pueblo was thrown from a car and run over Tuesday, severing his head from his body.

Wilton, John
John Wilton - Denver Post - April 27, 2014 - John Wilton passed away on April 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eve, his children, Diane and Gary Wilton, his 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held in Trinidad, CO.

Wilton, Willard Sr.
Willard "Ben" Wilton Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2017 - Willard "Ben" Wilton Sr., 81, passed Nov. 22, 2017. Viewing, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, followed by service at 2, at Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane.

Wimber, Nina
Nina Wimber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2016 - Nina Wimber, 81, passed away June 5, 2016. Survived by brothers, Oren Scofield and Harold (Gracie-deceased) Scofield; children, Richard (Vanessa) Wimber of Pueblo, Susan Davis of Loveland, Carol (Ken) Smedly of Norwood, Colo., Dwight (Nancy) Wimber, Nancy Gayle Wimber, Dianne (Mark) Grinstead and Kelvin Wimber, all of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Nina was born to Oren B. and Leland Tulip (Land) Scofield on Feb. 11, 1935, in Rocky Ford, Colo. She worked at the Country Club, Ramada Inn, Bonus Photo, Pueblo Ice Arena, Dana and SRDA. Nina loved to dance, fish, go camping and truly enjoyed her yearly family reunion. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie No. 145. At her request, no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Joni Fair Hospice House.

Winch, Velma Rose Zupancic
Velma Rose Winch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2017 - Velma Rose Winch [nee Riggio, Zupancic], passed on Jan. 15, 2017. She was born Jan. 11, 1931, to Nick Riggio and Mary Ganatta in Pueblo. She was a loving mother who cared deeply for her family. She most enjoyed time with her grandchildren and handicrafts. Survived by children, John (Linda) Zupancic, Lyn (Mike) Gott, Roberta (Mike) Trani, Jeff (Therese) Zupancic, Gary Zupancic and Mary (Scott) Kelver; sisters, Jacqueline Riggio and Nina Temple-man; grandchildren, Melanie Marvin, Kris Gott, Jeni Zawadowski, Amity Rose Vacarella, Yuri Zupancic, Nick Bates, Dustin Kelver, Ivy Crouse, Jami Blackford, Alexis Rose Grace, Luke Perse and Giavanna Zupancic; great-grandchildren, Danica Rose Mynhier, Kassidy Marvin, Kaeden Rose Talbot, Bailey Gott, Kristopher Gott, Amelia Zawadowski, Berkely Zawadowski, Caylix Grace, Ethan Kelver, Braeli Blackford, Owen Blackford, Presley Blackford, Isabella Bates, Anthony Vacarella, Althea Rose Vacarella, Zola Crouse and Violet Crouse. Velma also had three stepsons, Wayne Winch, Barry Winch and Tim Winch. Preceded in death by husbands, John Zupancic and Ralph Winch; daughter, Denise Perse; siblings, Josephine Elich, Frank Riggio and Charles Riggio; grandson, Taylor Perse; and great-grandson, Tayler Hefty. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave.

Wing, Terry J.
Terry J. Wing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2015 - Terry J. Wing, 57. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Winsor, Carl Frederick
Carl Frederick Winsor - Lamar Ledger - February 19, 2014 - Carl Frederick Winsor was born in a small farmhouse outside of Springfield, Colo. on March 21, 1932, the first child of Fred Cecil and Carrie Mirie (Kett) Winsor. He had two younger sisters, Mabel Mirie and Mary Fern. Carl spent his formative years in Springfield, and he graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. He had many friends and classmates from Springfield who he remained close with throughout his entire life. He was always proud to say he was "originally from Baca County" and he never forgot his Baca County roots. After graduation from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. He served four years in England before being honorably discharged. Returning to Southeast Colorado, he met and married Patricia Ann Emick on Nov. 10, 1956. To this union four children were born, Kett in 1958, Jim in 1959, Stephanie in 1960, and Suzanne in 1962. Carl graduated from Western State College in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in business, and soon thereafter started work for Lamar Lumber Company, which we know today as Building Material Supply. In 1973 he began a new career working for Prowers County as the Prowers County Administrator. He especially enjoyed his time working for County Commissioners Joe Hasser, Bob Tempel, and Darryl Seufer, and also considered them great friends. He retired from the county in 1994. After retirement, Carl traveled extensively and enjoyed many trips. Carl and Pat traveled to Europe several times and took many trips with family members to various destinations throughout the United States. He was always looking forward to his next adventure! His life also included four or five visits a year to Nevada. In fact, he had his next trip already scheduled for March, which he realized he was probably going to have to cancel. He hardly ever missed a local Bingo game, and also could be found every Monday night watching bowling and cheering on his grandson Bryan and his teammates at the bowling alley. He also enjoyed sports, both in watching his grandkids in school sporting events, and watching sports on TV. He also always wished his golf game was a little better than it was! He was a Denver Bronco fan and was happy that the Broncos had made it to the Super Bowl. He loved fishing and took the grandkids on many memorable fishing trips, especially at Bear Lake near Cuchara. Carl also loved being active in many clubs and organizations, and was always ready to help out where needed. He was active in Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, The Elks, Prowers County Historical Society, American Legion, and the McDonald's Coffee Club, among others. He had a resonant, deep voice, which he used to sing and read in church, and he also regularly donated blood throughout his entire life. He also was a great historian and was the source of many wonderful stories, both in family history and Southeast Colorado history. He often became the go-to guy for information about local history. Carl had many friends, both near and far, and he enjoyed keeping in touch with every single one! In 1999, with his family, he was able to build a vacation home in the mountains of the San Isabel National Forest in Cuchara, Colo., which had been a favorite family vacation spot since the 1960s. Many wonderful memories were created at this little cabin in the mountains, "Cuchara Camps." He was so fond of the cabin "breakfast", rowdy (and loud) pitch games by the fire, having an ice cream cone on the boardwalk, and leading hiking and fishing trips with all of his grandchildren. Carl, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, was such a lover of life! He loved nature and so often could be found outside feeding the birds, watching the deer, planting a new tree, or just going on a quiet walk. Carl and Pat had six grandchildren, Clairissa, Mark, Kristin, Bryan, Andreya, and Brenna, and one great-granddaughter Mylenna, all of whom he loved very, very much. Carl passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 with his family by his side. Carl remained very humble throughout his life, but he lived a very full and rich life and enjoyed every minute, which is a lesson to us all. He left us a legacy of love of life, love of family, love of nature, and service to others. We will miss him greatly, but we will try to remember the lessons he taught us by the way he lived his life and the example he set.

Winsor, Patricia
Patricia Winsor - Lamar Ledger - January 30, 2015 - Patricia Ann (Emick) Winsor was born in Lamar, Colorado on January 4, 1934 to Anthony and Laura (Hasser) Emick. She had three brothers, Tony, Bob, and Jim, and six sisters, Geneva, Evelyn, Lorraine, Helen, Virginia, and Peggy. After the death of Anthony in 1938, her mother Laura became a single mom and finished raising the ten kids by herself in the midst of the depression. Pat learned from her mother the value of hard work and great faith in the Lord.

Winter, Harold A.
Harold A. Winter - Chronicle News - August 6, 2013 - Harold A. Winter, longtime area rancher, passed away on July 31, 2013 at the age of 94. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado to Annabelle (LePlatt) and Arthur G. Winter on July 9, 1919 On Nov 21, 1941 Harold was united in marriage to Viola M. Fouret at Holy Trinity Rectory in Trinidad, CO. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII After the war, he and Viola moved back to the family home ranch north of Trinidad in 1947, where the couple formed a partnership with his father and mother, Art and Annabelle Winter. During those years Harold was active in community boards and associations, including serving on the Purgatoire Water Conservancy District, Picketwire and Chicosa Ditch Company, Federal Land Bank Board, and the Colorado Cattlemen’s’ Association. He also supported 4H Club activities both before and after his own children were involved. In 2009 Harold and his wife, Viola, were honored to serve as the Grand Marshall and the Silver Queen of Trinidad Roundup and Labor Day Festivities. In 1981, Vi and Harold were joined on the ranch by their son, Arthur, and grandson Clint in 2003, where the family continued the operation of the Winter J Cross Ranch. Harold never really retired as he always had an active role in his ranch and Black Angus herd, which he was devoted to his entire life. Preceding him in death are his parents Annabelle and Arthur G. Winter, brothers -in-law Arthur, Paul, and James Fouret. Survivors include wife of 71 years, Viola, home address, sons Art A. (Kitsy) Winter, Trinidad, Jim (Lori) Winter Eagan MN, daughter Yvonne (Bob) Corley, Globe AZ., grandchildren, Brent (Maria) Billingsley, Globe AZ, Heather (John) Look, Bloomington, MN, Ty (Jen) Winter, Trinidad, Brandy (Rick) McClain, Tucson, AZ., Jamie (Dave) Young, Minneapolis, MN, Clint (Andrea) Winter, Trinidad, great-grandchildren, Cecilia and Sophie Billingsley, Elizabeth and Abigail Look, Brooklin Winter, Jack McClain, Cooper and Chase Winter, sister in law Lorraine Fouret, Boulder, Colo., nieces, nephew and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Brent Billingsley, Ty Winter, Clint Winter, Dave Young, dear friends, Tony Pachelli and Andy Castillo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Winter, Henry Buhl Jr.
Henry Buhl Winter, Jr. - Chronicle News - December 1, 2009 - Henry Buhl Winter, Jr., age 81, passed away on November 27, 2009 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a brief illness. Henry was born in Punxsy to Elizabeth Rapp Winter and Henry Buhl Winter, Sr. He was preceded in death by both parents and a son, David Henry Winter, of Shelby, N.C. Henry graduated from Punxsy High School and attended Penn State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. While at Penn State Henry met his future wife, Phyllis Anne Ledwick, of Erie, Pa. After graduating, Henry served two years in the Army during the Korean War. Henry was an avid sportsman during his lifetime. He loved golfing and boxing, while also enjoying basketball, volleyball, bowling, and football. Henry was a member of the local Elks Lodge and a longtime member of the Punxsutawney Golf course. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Elizabeth Anne Winter (Cissy) from Shelby, N.C.; a son, Michael Buhl Winter, and his wife, Jane from Shelby, N.C., and a son, Bill Winter (Quibs), his wife Eva, and granddaughter, Shelby from Trinidad, Colo. Pifer Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2009. A memorial service will follow the viewing.

Winter, Phyllis Ann
Phyllis Ann Ledwick Winter - Chronicle News - October 7, 2008 - Phyllis Ann Ledwick Winter, age 77, passed away on October 3, 2008 in Hospice Cleveland County. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Hugh and Pauline Ledwick. Phyllis was the owner of Winter House restaurant for 35 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Pauline Ledwick and son David Winter. Phyllis is survived by sons Michael (Jane) Winter, Shelby, NC, Bill (Eva) Winter, Trinidad, CO, daughter Elizabeth Winter of Shelby, NC, sisters Madelyn (P.Q.) Smith, Northeast, PA, grandchildren Shelby Winter, step-grandchildren Paul McSwain and Hilary Lopp, and step-great-grandchildren Maddie Lopp and Emily Lopp. The family will be at the home of Mike and Jane Winter, 3041 River Road, Shelby, N.C. Memorial Service was held on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at the Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Terry Floyd officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150.

Winter, Viola Marie
Viola Marie Winter - Chronicle News - December 30, 2013 - Viola Marie Winter, age 92, of Trinidad, died December 24, 2013 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born June 17, 1921 in Trinidad, Colo. the daughter of Albert and Mary Fouret. She attended and graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School and attended Trinidad Jr. College. On Nov. 27, 1941 Viola was united in marriage to Harold A. Winter at Holy Trinity Rectory in Trinidad, Colo. Shortly after their marriage, Harold enlisted in the Army, where Viola followed him and worked for the Army in New Orleans, LA as a secretary for the Medical Corp receiving wounded soldiers back from overseas in World War II. In 1947 Viola and Harold moved back to the family home ranch north of Trinidad where Viola served as the ranch’s bookkeeper until she was 90 years old. In 1981 Viola and Harold were joined on the ranch by son, Arthur. Viola spent her life raising and supporting her children and grandchildren in whatever endeavors they chose including spending many hours on 4-H projects, attending football games and rodeos. In 2009 Viola and Harold, were honored to serve as the Grand Marshall and the Silver Queen of Trinidad Roundup and Labor Day Festivities. Viola was preceded in death by her husband Harold Winter, parents Albert and Mary Fouret, and brothers Arthur, Paul, and James Fouret. She will be missed by her loving family, including her children and spouses, son Arthur (Kitsy) Winter of Trinidad, son James (Lorilee) Winter of Eagan, MN , daughter Yvonne (Robert) Corley of Globe, AZ ; grandchildren Brent (Maria) Billingsley of Globe, AZ, Heather (John ) Look of Bloomington, MN, Ty (Jennifer) Winter of Trinidad, Jamie (David) Young of Minneapolis, MN, Brandy (James Richard) Mclain of Tucson, AZ and Clint (Andrea)Winter of Trinidad. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Cecilia and Sophia Billingsley, Brooklin Winter, Cooper and Chase Winter, Elizabeth and Abigail Look, and Jack Mclain. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Lorraine Fouret of Boulder, Colo., niece Martine and husband Bela Amade of James Town, Colo., nephew Kent and Donna Jo Fouret of Dallas, TX and niece Judy Alexander of Denver, Colo. Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 2, 2014 with Rosary at 9 a.m. at Comi 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 grandson John Look, Tony Pachelli and Andy Castillo. Active pallbearers are her grandsons, Brent Billingsley, Ty Winter, Clint Winter, David Young, Rick Mclain and dear friend Susie Johnson. Because of Viola's love for children, persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Children’s Religious Education Program, in care of Holy Trinidad Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Winters, Donald Eugene
Donald Eugene Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2015 - Donald Eugene Winters, 87, passed away on Jan. 17, 2015. Donald was born in Antonito, Colo., on May 21, 1927, and grew up in Minturn, Colo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, graduated from Colorado University in 1951 and was selected for membership to Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi. He spent 33 years teaching math at Central High School in Pueblo. He loved photography, computers, hiking and camping with family and friends, and he always found great comfort in nature. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a son. Donald is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; daughters, Cheryl Makovsky (Jack), Brenda Zeman (Joe), Aimee Tihonovich (Michael); grandchildren, Sam and Ben Makovsky, Geneveive and Natalie Zeman, and Kit and Lane Tihonovich. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Imperial Funeral Home.

Winters, Frank
Frank Winters – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1916 – Frank Winters, 22, a machinist’s helper at Pueblo, was thrown from a plunging motorcycle with such force that his skull was fractured and he died at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Winters, Harley C.
Harley C. Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 2015 - Harley C. Winters, 65, was born Oct. 25, 1949, in Canyon, Texas, and passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 2015, with the support of Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harley H. and Juanell Winters and is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Irene Winters of Pueblo, Colo. He will be fondly remembered by numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Harley was a longtime resident of Clovis, N.M., having graduated from Clovis High School, Class of 1967. He attended college at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, before pursuing various careers, including the airline and insurance industries as well as owning a business in the field of finance. No services are scheduled at this time.

Winters, Judith
Judith Winters - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 2017 - Judith Winters, 80. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Winton, Dianah Leona
Dianah Leona Winton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2014 - Dianah Leona Winton, Sept. 27, 1943-Nov. 25, 2014. Predeceased by parents, John and Mildred Hardin; grandmother, Mary Glassey; sister, Jeannie Grabin. Survived by loving friend, Raymond Figeroa; children, Heather Partida (Larry), Steven, Butch, Tim (Kim) Partida, Celia (Scott) Kelly; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam (Milley) Hardin, Dan (Cala) Hardin; two sisters, Marion Guerrero, Marilyn (Alan) Blunn; several nieces and nephews. Dianah was a dedicated nurse for 43 years. She loved people, dancing, gardening, sewing, knitting, reading and her animals. She will be missed by all who loved her. Cremation, no services.

Wirth, Ralph David
Ralph David Wirth - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 2014 - Ralph David Wirth, 65, joined his Heavenly Father on June 29, 2014. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Deborah; children, Louis, Jennifer (Chris) Lira; grandchildren, Alex, Emily; father, Richard; siblings, Barbara, Donna (Jerry) Shelton and Daniel; niece, Sandy. Ralph, a decorated Vietnam veteran who received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Service Stars, gave his all for his country and his family. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, Colorado City Cemetery, Colorado City, Colo., with military honors. Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Wirth, Ronald T.
Ronald T. Wirth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2015 - Ronald T. Wirth, 79, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 11, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Myrtle Wirth; and wife, Margaret “Peggy” Wirth. Survived by his daughter, Debbie Wirth; son, Russell Wirth; sister, Judy Lay; brother, Rod (Patricia) Wirth; granddaughters, Cherreka Wirth and Melissa Wirth; six great-grandchildren. Ronald served in the Air Force and worked as a communications engineer with the city of Pueblo. He also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. At Ronald’s request, there will be no service. The family sends thanks to the staff at University Park Care Center for their excellent care.

Wise, H. B. (Major)
Major H. B. Wise – Walsenburg World – February 26, 1907 – Word has been received here of the death of Major H. B. Wise, at MonteVista, Colorado, on Friday night, February 22, 1907, of pneumonia. He was buried at 10 o’clock Saturday morning. Further particulars have not been received up to date. Notice of his death was received by Mr. Ernest Krier, to whom Mr. U. I. Loop, First Sgt. of the Soldier’s home at Monte Vista, wrote relative to Mr. Wise’s condition. The first letter was received February 20, and stated that Mr. Wise was very low with pneumonia and was anxious about a watch and chain which he said he had sent to his son at this place. Mr. Krier replied to the letter and received word that Mr. Wise was dead. Major Wise was for many years a resident of this place and was married to a Mexican woman whom he afterwards divorced, the custody of the children being given to the mother. Mr. Wise was a brilliant scholar, a linguist of ability and a versatile newspaperman. During the Civil War he was in command of a colored regiment, but for striking a superior officer, was court-martialed and dismissed without honorary discharge. For this reason Mr. Wise was unable to secure a pension, but shortly after being sent to the soldier’s home from this place by his friends here he secured pension and some back pay. Mr. Wise, with all his brilliancy, was addicted to the use of whiskey and from its use came to a very besotted condition, and it was from this low state that he was rescued and sent to the soldier’s home. He did not appreciate what was done for him and wrote some scathing letters to his friends here. But, de mortuis nil nisi bonum ("Of the dead, nothing unless good"), and the chapter of his history is closed. Mr. Wise’s his real name was Bisch, and it was under this name that he enlisted for the war. He changed his name on account of some trouble in the east.

Wiseman, Roberta Louise
Roberta Louise Wiseman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2017 - Roberta Louise Wiseman, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anna Bono; four brothers; four sisters; and her beloved granddaughter, Katie. Louise was a devout Catholic who was always ready to pray for her loved ones. She was a caregiver who spent her career as a nurse and was devoted to her family. She particularly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grand-children. The mountains of Colorado held a special place for Louise; she often camped and was a notable campfire cook famous among the family for meals like "Mom's Mess." Louise is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ellis Wiseman; children, Patrick (Carol) Wiseman, Michael Wiseman, Christopher (Teri) Wiseman, Lori (Kenneth) Brumbaugh, Joseph Wiseman and Anthony Wiseman; two brothers, Ben and Donald; 12 grandkids; 12 great-grandkids; numerous nieces and nephews; her dear cousin and friend, Lois; and her dog, Barkley. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and staff for their dedication and care for Louise. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Holy Family. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Holy Family, with burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Louise's honor to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Wisner, Janet C.
Janet C. Wisner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2016 - Janet C. Wisner departed this world on Dec. 15, 2016. Born May 13, 1932, to parents, Clarence W. and Minnie (Sufficoal) Vertrees of Pueblo, Colo. Her husband of 42 years, Gene Wisner, passed away in 2012. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Mel Vertrees; and sister-in-law, Jean; and her sister, Lois Marie Johnson. Janet graduated from Centennial High School in 1950, where she was active in Rifle Club and numerous clubs and organizations as well as 4-H. She won trips through 4-H. One was to Club Congress in Chicago and another Fort Collins Conference, where she held an office in the council. Her first job was as an occupational therapy aide at Colorado State Hospital and she was there for 13 years. Later, she worked for Gene Spencer Construction in Fort Collins and the Pioneer Construction Co. in Pueblo, Colo. She was married to Lynn Gerringer for 20 years and divorced in 1971. In 1971, she married Gene Wisner, moved to Stockton, Mo., in 1987, where both Gene and she had real estate broker’s licenses. She was Colorado State Fair Queen and a member of Past Queens Organization. She enjoyed riding, training and showing cutting horses throughout the state. She also was an officer in Colorado Cutting Horse Association. She enjoyed oil painting, crafts of all kinds and working. There will be no services.

Wisthoff, Elmer
Elmer Wisthoff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2017 - Elmer Wisthoff, 97, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2017. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Faye; all his siblings; and his daughter. He is survived by his children, Marvin (Connie) Wisthoff, Carrolyn (Larry) Hunt, Bobby (DeAnn) Wisthoff, Sharon (Burt) Jaco and Leroy Wisthoff; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children. A viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Adrian Comer Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in the Garden Chapel. At the family’s request in lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s or Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Witherow, Sibrina
Sibrina Witherow - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 2015 - Sibrina Witherow, 41, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Withers, Malcolm
Malcolm Withers - Denver Post - May 10, 2013- Born in Clovis, New Mexico, Malcolm pursued many interests, but her unerring artistic eye carried her through life. She spent her entire life in eastern NM, Denver and Rye, CO, pursuing her lifelong work as an artist in many media, a museum professional and teacher. Preceded in death by her husband Arnold, Malcolm is survived by her children, David Russell Hall (Judy) of Greenwood Village, CO and Susie Hall of Santa Rosa, NM, her stepchildren Geoff Withers (Lindy) of Parker, CO and Allison Withers (Dwight Paine) of Poughkeepsie, NY, and her sister Frances Hall Fikany of Ft. Sumner, NM. Contributions in her memory may be made to the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM.

Withrow, Evila Marie
Evila Marie Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 2016 - Evila Marie Withrow, 87, entered into the gates of heaven on Sept. 28, 2016, in Trussville, Ala. She was born May 2, 1929, in Taos, N.M., to proud parents, Alejandro and Ramoncita (Garcia) Gonzales; both preceded her in death; along with her loving husband, Raymond Withrow, June 4, 2016; and her siblings, Tina Arellano, Joe Gonzales and Ben Gonzales. Evila had a strong Christian faith; she believed with Christ all things are possible. Her kind, gentle, loving spirit permeated all those who came into contact with her. Evila and Raymond loved their church and were involved in all aspects. They both enjoyed sharing The Word with family and friends. Evila’s loves of her life were her children, Eugenia (Todd) Parker of Pell City, Ala., Michael Withrow and Arron Withrow, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jessica, Colton, Crystal, Alisha, Aaron Jr., Mason, Cody; great-grandchildren, Logan, Anthony, Shantelle, Clorinda, Emily, Angela and Jordan; sister, Beron Martinez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O’Neal Ave., Pastor Livingston Pogson officiating.

Withrow, Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas “Doug” Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2016 - Paul Douglas “Doug” Withrow, 70. His blessed life began Jan. 8, 1946, in a coal camp company house shared with parents, sister and brothers in Brooklyn, W.Va. At 7 years old, his family moved to Jackson, Mich., where he spent his formative years. He graduated in 1964 from Stockbridge High School and in 1966 from Jackson Community College. He then was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. There, he met his wife and shared 48 years of life together. He cherished the sun, outdoors and mountains in general. Elk camp with friends on Greenhorn and any time spent with family were highlights. Many memories of Big Meadow, Y Meadow, Old Faithful, Dead Tree and on and on. He passed away on Dec. 12, 2016. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Lena (Nugen); his brother, Jim; and brother-in-law, Jerry Holstein. Survived by wife, Diane (Hochevar); daughters, Kristy (Donald) Blondin and Erin (Taviri) Murphy; cherished grandies, Ben and Alison Blondin and Finnian and Leila Murphy; sisters, Carol Jean Holstein and Sue (Danny) Kingston; and brothers, Bob (Joan) Withrow and Bill (Kathy) Withrow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Therese School.

Withrow, Raymond
Raymond Withrow - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2016 - Raymond Withrow, 84, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016. Survived by his wife, Evila Withrow; children, Michael Withrow, Eugina Parker and Aaron Withrow; son-in-law, Todd Parker; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 16 at the Claremont Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Witt, Judy M.
Judy M. (Frison) Witt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2017 - Judy M. (Frison) Witt, 65, passed away Oct. 1, 2017. No services, per Judy's request.

Wittwer, Sherry Charleen
Sherry Charleen (Scott) Wittwer - Chronicle News - July 25, 2007 - Sherry Charleen (Scott) Wittwer, age 62, of Monte Vista, was taken home by her Lord on July 17, 2007. Sherry was born to Elmer and Loretta Scott on May 20, 1945, in Trinidad, Colorado, and grew up in several of the area's many coal camps. Sherry attended grade school in a one room school on the edge of the Purgatoire Canyon in the center of the area now known as the Pinon Canyon Military Reservation. She was truly a coal miner's daughter. She lived with her Grandparents, Harold and Sara Scott, in Cokedale, Colorado, during her Jr. High and High School years so she could attend a larger school. After graduating from Trinidad High School in 1963, she attended Colorado State University, where she met William (Bill) Wittwer. They were married in Fort Collins, on Dec. 11, 1965. After living in several towns throughout Colorado, they settled in the San Luis Valley, in Monte Vista in 1974, where they raised their family. Sherry worked for several years as a teacher's aide in the Monte Vista schools. She received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Adams State College in 1984. She then worked for over 15 years at Schall Chemical. She most recently worked seasonally for Rocky Mountain Soils in Alamosa. Sherry was very active in the Bethlehem Chapter of Eastern Star in Monte Vista having served multiple times as Worthy Grand Matron. She and Bill were also members of the San Luis Valley Chapter of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America and enjoyed touring with them. A rabid Bronco fan, you could find her dressed head to toe in blue and orange for most of the football season. Sherry loved to travel, both to exotic locations and to Wyoming to see family. She loved to spend time with her granddaughters, and made time to go to their recitals and activities a state away. She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Bill of the family home; her daughter Lynette (George) Soehn of Casper, WY; and her two granddaughters Kirsten and Meagan Soehn (Casper, WY). Her parents Elmer Scott and Loretta (Fabec) Scott preceded her in death. Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 1:00PM at the Calvary Baptist Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to La Puente (Domestic Violence Prevention), the Creede Repertory Theater, or Hospice, in care of Strohmayer's Funeral Home. Arrangements were made under the direction of Strohmayer's Funeral Home.

Witzel, Rita J.
Rita J. Witzel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2016 - Rita J. Witzel, 80, passed away May 16, 2016. Survived by her husband, Theodor “Ted” Witzel; children, Stanley Witzel and Carmen (Robert) West; sister, Ingrid Norman; grandchildren, Rosalind (Andy) Medina, Jeremy Witzel and Jody Keenan Cox; and great-grandchildren, Parker, Adler, Berlyn and Bailey. Preceded in death by parents, Emma and James Brown; and sister, Frieda McGraw. Rita was born in 1935, in Mainaschaff, Germany. She enjoyed camping and gardening. Rita was a 40-year member of the Pueblo German Club and 25-year member of Rocky Roos Camping Club. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wixon, Saul
Saul Wixon – Walsenburg World – April 11, 1918 – Card of Thanks – We wish to express our thanks for the kindness and sympathy and beautiful floral offerings extended by our friends during the illness and death of our father, Saul Wixon. W. G. Wixon, A. B. Wixon, Saul L. Wixon, Mrs. Maud Platt, Mrs. Annie Gilligan, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sperry.

Wobst, E. Rilene
E. Rilene Wobst - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2017 - E. Rilene Wobst, 87, of Pueblo, entered eternal life on Jan. 4, 2017. She was born on Oct. 28, 1929, in Pueblo. Rilene was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Stella; and brother, George. She is survived by her children, Douglas (Mary) Wobst, Robbin (Joe) Gutierrez, Karen (Jeff) Anderson, all of Pueblo; her sister, Rosalie “WoWo” McWilliams of Pueblo; and brother, Dean “Plugh” (Linda) VanDyne of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Patrick Wobst, Katrina Gutierrez, Erin (Larry) Dikeman, Shaunna (Will) Pankey, Michael Wobst, Eric Gutierrez, Crystal Anderson, Caitlin Wobst and David Anderson; great-grand-children, Brennan Walters, Cierra Walters, Cody Walters, “Lil” Eric Gutierrez and Skylar Pankey; as well as numerous very special nieces and nephews. Rilene enjoyed taking part in her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, playing numerous board games, cards, and enjoyed bowling. Rilene graduated from Pueblo Junior College, majoring in business; she later worked as a ward clerk at Parkview Hospital. A viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Imperial Funeral Home, with a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Rilene will be laid to rest at Imperial Memorial Gardens following services.

Wobst, Fritzie
Fritzie Theresa Wobst - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 2017 - Fritzie Theresa Wobst, 93, passed away April 2, 2017. At her request, cremation, no services. Arrangements by Imperial.

Wodiuk, Alicia Jean
Alicia Jean Wodiuk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2017 - Alicia Jean Wodiuk, 33 went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2017. Cremation and private services have already taken place.

Woelfle, Dustin
Dustin W. Woelfle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 2017 - Dustin W. Woelfle, 31, passed away May 2, 2017. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Woerpel, DeWayne J.
DeWayne J. Woerpel - The Gazette - February 28, 2010 - In Loving Memory of DeWayne J. Woerpel, devoted Husband and Father, born November 18, 1934 and departed this earthly plane February 13, 2010. DeWayne was the first child of Homer Woerpel & Katherine Schlepp born in St. Francis, Kansas. He had one brother, Merlin and one sister, Arlene both of whom passed away before DeWayne. The Woerpel's moved from their farm in St. Francis to Bennett, Colorado in 1940 and purchased a larger farm where they grew wheat and raised livestock. DeWayne was an accomplished basketball player and helped take the Bennett High School "Tigers" to a Colorado State Basketball Championship in 1951. After his high school graduation, DeWayne attended Trinidad State College in Trinidad, Colorado and graduated with an Associates Degree in Electronics. He soon joined several friends from school and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954. After basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, DeWayne was assigned to his first assignment, Yokota AFB, Japan where he began his military career that would take him worldwide. His next assignment was stateside at Homestead AFB, Florida where he met his lovely future wife, Margaret, during a blind date. After a courtship that lasted only three months, DeWayne & Margaret were married in Miami, Florida on June 7, 1958. DeWayne was an Administrative Specialist in the Air Force and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant after a career that spanned 26 years. He received numerous awards and citations during his career. These include the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf clusters, AF Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Battle Service Star, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device, AF Longevity Service Award with 4 Oak Leaf clusters, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Thailand). His final assignment prior to his retirement was at Cheyenne Mountain with the Air Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DeWayne and Margaret loved the city so much they decided to permanently retire in Colorado Springs. DeWayne then began a second career with the United States Postal Service where he worked 19 years before his retirement. DeWayne had over 45 years of loyal US Government service after his postal career. He was a loyal member of The Retired Enlisted Association where he enjoyed the friendship of many retired friends and coworkers. DeWayne was an avid gardener and always had a lovely arrangement of flowers in his garden which the entire family and those who visited enjoyed. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret, and sons Ronald, Robert & William, grandchildren Andrew and Shannon, daughter-in-law Yema Kouefati-Woerpel & step-grandchild Elizabeth Tokatli of Miami, Florida, and his Aunt Alice Pixler of Englewoood, Colorado and cousins Charline Wells of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Josie Lackland of Milton, FL. DeWayne will be cremated and his ashes interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. He will be given tribute with a Military Funeral with Honors. Services will be held at Fort Logan on March 4th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in DeWayne's name to the Disabled Veterans of America.

Wofford, Frankie Mae
Frankie Mae Wofford - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2015 - Frankie Mae Wofford passed away June 18, 2015. She was born April 5, 1935, to Alexander Fleming and Hattie Lee Jordan in Madison, Ark. She married Sherman Wofford at the age of 17 and raised 15 children; 38 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her brother, Odell Fleming, 1951; father, Hosea Jordan, 2002; and her mother, Hattie Lee Jordan, 2003; brothers and sisters, Lindsay Jones, Annie Lee Jacob, Sadie Lee Jordan, Hosea E. Jordan Jr., Robbie Mae Jordan and Tommy Rudolph Jordan; children, Sherman Wofford Jr., Timothy Wofford, Carolyn Ewing, Joe Wofford (Maria), Mervan Wofford, James Wofford, Diane Derrick (Dean), Denise Reese, Roosevelt Wofford, Terrance Wofford, Danny Wofford (Tammy), Aaron Wofford (Lisa), Anett Harp (Lyman), Marcus Wofford (Lovie), Sheila Bucchanan. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Wofford, Sherman C.
Sherman C. Wofford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2017 - Sherman C. Wofford, 82, slipped away peacefully to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 21, 2017. He was born March 17, 1935, in Arkansas to the union of Monroe and Mary Alice Wofford; both preceded him in death; along with seven siblings; and his beautiful wife, Frankie Mae Fleming, with whom he was blessed to have 15 children. Sherman retired from JDL Trailers as a truck driver. He had many traits and talents that will live on through his children. He enjoyed being with his family, sharing stories, fishing and listening to music. Sherman also played for the Negro League Baseball Team; he had a great love for the sport. He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Sherman Jr., Mervin, Roosevelt, Dan, Jonathan, Timothy, James, Terence, Aaron, Marcus, Carolyn, Diane, Annett, Denise and Shelia; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grand-children; daughters-in-law and sons-in-law; and many, many friends who will miss him on this side of the Jordan, but we shall all she him again and "Won't It Be Grand"! Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday; funeral service, noon Saturday, April 1, 2017, both at Angelus Chapel, Elder Willis officiating.

Wojtylka, Dave Milton
Dave Milton Wojtylka - Chronicle News - July 13, 2009 - Dave Milton Wojtylka, March 25, 1930 – July 6, 2009 - Dave M. Wojtylka, native of Cokedale and long-time resident of Casper, Wyoming since 1964, passed away peacefully Monday, July 7, while staying with his two children, Theresa Wojtylka Lenski and James Wojtylka of Monument, Colorado. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Bette (Elizabeth Menardi) Wojtylka in 2000 and his youngest son, John Wojtylka in 2002. He is survived by his sister, Sister Ann David, S.C. (Hazel Wojtylka) of Pueblo; grandsons, Nik and Luke Lenski; granddaughter, Bianca Lenski of Monument; niece, Elizabeth Angelo of Thornton; cousins, Randy Wytulka of Littleton and Beverly Waymire of Denver; cousins, Ken, Bill, Marvin and Joe Kuchar and in-laws, Tim and Eveleen Angelo. Following an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force as a radioman in Tripoli, North Africa, Dave began both a family and a career at AT&T and remained in the telecommunications field until his retirement as an Operations Supervisor in 1983. He filled his family life with the love of the outdoors through camping, hunting, photography and fishing (unfortunately, he never did reveal his secret fishing hole) as well as squeezing in a bit of traveling with his family. Those he left behind will dearly miss a faithful Christian man who had a deep respect for the Lord and an equally deep love for his family. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 14, 2009 with recitation of the Rosary at 12:15 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wold, Marylydia
Marylydia Wold - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2017 - Marylydia Wold, 86, passed away peacefully, Jan. 8, 2017, with her family at her bedside. Born March 16, 1930, to John and Elizabeth (Roy) Martinez. Both preceded her in death along with brothers, Joseph and John; granddaughter, Cindy; and other family members. Marylydia was a people person, working in the retail industry, of Alco discount stores, Sun-set Bowling Lanes and Hobby Lobby. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and cooking, but most of all she loved being with her family. Marylydia is survived by her six sons, Eugene Wold, Russell Wold, Alexander (Linda) Wold, Ferrin (Roberta) Wold, Scott Wold and Bryan Wold; her siblings, Virginia, Delores, and Alexander (Pat); 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grand-children, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends who loved and will miss her dearly. At her request, cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life, noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1817 Lake Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Wolf, Josephine Catherine
Josephine Catherine Wolf - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1993 - Josephine Catherine (Kiesler) Wolf, 91, of Pueblo, formerly of Gardner and Rye, died Friday, August 6. Born Feb. 10, 1902, in Westcliffe. Married Paul Wolf in 1924 [19 Oct 1925]. A devoted wife and mother, she loved her yard and garden work and spent many hours piecing patchwork quilts and pillow[s]. Preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte Rogers, on July 20, 1965, and her husband, Paul Wolf, April 3, 1971. Survived by two sons, Charles (Barbara) Wolf, Elko, Nev., Paul (Sherry) Wolf Jr., Fence Lake, N.M.; daughters, Katherine Williams, Westcliffe; Georgia (James) Hughes, Pueblo; Margie (Bill) Riggins, La Veta; Betty Joe (Douglas) Cooper, Pueblo; two sisters, Stella Baker, Walsenburg, Margaret Meadows, Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, Upper Huerfano Gardner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo Manor Nursing Home.

Wolf, Loren
Loren Earl Wolf - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2015 - Loren Earl Wolf, 87, of Pueblo, Colo. went to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, June Wolf; daughter, Sheila Lynn Wolf; son, Jerald Earl Wolf; stepson, Ron Cervanyk; sisters, Mary Kinney and Ruby Hoyt; brother, Edward Wolf; sisters-in-law, Jewel Wolf and Rose Wolf; brothers-in-law, Frank Kinney, Gene Hoyt and Kenneth Johnson; parents, Clarence and Alma Wolf; and grandson, Aaron Wolf. Survived by his children, Phyllis (David) Aumiller, Mike (Karen) Wolf and Gary (Veronica) Wolf; stepchildren, Betty (Les) Brees, Albert (Eileen) Cervanyk, (Rhonda) Cervanyk, Pete (Monica) Cervanyk, Miriam Cervanyk; brothers, Vernon Wolf, Don (Verna) Wolf; sisters, Esther Johnson and Carol (Milton) Hartman. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. Loren was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-daughter. He was at University Park Care Center for the last four years. They all loved him there and they called him “Grandpa.” He will be missed by all. But he’s spending Christmas in heaven with Jesus this year. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Wolf, Paul
Paul Wolf - Wet Mountain Tribune - April 9, 1971 - Paul Wolf, 69, Dies in Pueblo Hospital - Paul Wolf, 69 year old, long-time prominent area rancher and father of Mrs. Cathy Benson of Westcliffe, died in a Pueblo hospital Saturday, April 3. Mr. Wolf was born Nov. 12, 1901 at Gardner where he was a rancher on his father's homestead. He was a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Assn. and was a past president of the Upper Huerfano Soil Conservation board. He later operated a small ranch at Rye. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Wolf of the home at Rye, two sons, Charles Wolf of Moffat and Paul Wolf, Jr. of Colorado Springs, four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Benson of Westcliffe, Mrs. Georgia Hughes and Mrs. Betty Jo Cooper of Pueblo and Mrs. Margie Riggins of La Veta, two sisters and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Walsenburg Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Gardner cemetery.

Wolfe, Elberta J.
Elberta J. Wolfe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2017 - Elberta J. Wolfe, 87, passed away Jan. 8, 2017. Survived by her daughters, Connie (Jack) Pratt of Irondale, Mo., and Diana (Hector) Belardo of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Theresa Hochevar of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Eunice (Cargill) Calder; husband, Donald Wolfe; and son, Wayne Wolfe. Elberta was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Cheyenne, Wyo. She worked at Cloth World, Creative Sewing and as a teller for World Bank. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening, golfing and her grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Wolfe, George R.
George Wolf – Pueblo Chieftain – August 5, 1918 – George Wolf, age 26 years, died in this city last evening after a lingering illness. He leaves a wife and a brother of Denver, Colo. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 1918 – The body of George Wolf was forwarded by the United Undertaking Company to Denver, Colo., accompanied by the relatives. Fresno Morning Republican - October 26, 1918 - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wolfe, living at 1926 D Street, have received a message from Adjutant General Harris at Washington stating that their son, George Wolfe, had been slightly wounded in action in France. This is the first colored boy from Fresno County, in the service of his country to be wounded in France. George Wolfe is aged 23 years, and is a member of Company C, 350th M.G.B.N. He left Fresno October 27, 1917, and went to Camp Lewis for training. He arrived overseas in June of the present year. While in Fresno he was employed as a teamster and was a member of the Teamsters’ Union.

Wolfe, James Dee
James Dee Wolfe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2015 - James Dee Wolfe, 89, was born July 4, 1925, and passed on to heaven May 8, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife, Ila M.; daughter, Dianne E. Lewycky; and son, James A. Wolfe. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Frederick D. (Renee) Wolfe; son-in-law, David E. Lewycky; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Dad was a good person, loving husband, good father (and father-in-law), great-grandfather and friend. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in North Africa and Italy, which resulted in him being awarded the Purple Heart. He was also a soldier in the Lord’s army and served God well. His was a life well-lived and he will be missed by many. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private interment will be at a later date.

Wolfe, Wayne
Dwight “Wayne” Wolfe - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2014 - Wayne Wolfe, 64, of Pueblo, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Theresa Hochevar; daughter, Stacy Maldonado; grandchildren, Jennifer Jones and Kelsey (Kyle) Bollin; and soon-to-be great-grandson, Dean Bollin; mother, Elberta Wolfe; sisters, Diana (Hector) Belardo and Connie (Jack) Pratt; brother-in-law, Frank (Holly) Hochevar; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Donald Wolfe; mother-in-law, Frances Hochevar; and son-in-law, Rodney Maldonado. He enjoyed mowing his lawn, caring for his beautiful roses, fishing, golf, and was a dedicated Denver Broncos fan. He loved his job, his boss, Joe Corsentino, co-workers and office staff at Corsentino Construction. One of the many joys of his life was spending time with family and loved ones. Wayne also enjoyed playing fetch with his dogs, “Oreo” and “Brandie,” and taking them for rides in his truck. Wayne was a very hard worker and took pride in all that he did. Viewing will be 1 p.m., followed by funeral service at 2 p.m., both Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. As per family request, please wear Denver Broncos attire.

Wolff, Sherry
Sherry Wolff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2017 - Sherry Wolff, 67, of Pueblo, passed away peace-fully on Feb. 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Marshall; brother, Shannon Marshall; stepfather, John Lipitz. She is survived by her loving husband, Ray Wolff; mother, Nellie "Dema" Lipitz; brothers, Roger Marshall and Bob (Paula) Marshall; Dave (Judy) Lipitz; Tom (June) Lipitz. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Wolff, Walter P.
Walter P. Wolff - Chronicle News - January 2, 2017 - On December 29, 2016, Walter P. Wolff, 88, died at his home in Los Alamos, NM. Walt lived in Trinidad, Colo. for many years and was surrounded by family members after a long struggle with cancer and in-home hospice care. Walt was born in 1928 to Edythe and Walter F. Wolff in Goodland, Kansas. He graduated from Sherman County High School in 1946, joined the Navy where he attended Naval Electronic School and was assigned to Destroyer Duty in the Pacific as an Electronic Technician. After discharge in 1948 he entered the University of Notre Dame but in 1951 was recalled into the Navy to serve in the Korean War. That same year he married Marilyn Jones in Goodland and she accompanied him to Norfolk, Virginia where he was assigned to a Tactical Air Control Squadron. After discharge in 1952 he returned to Notre Dame and graduated with a degree in Engineering in 1953. After a year at his first job with Honeywell in Minneapolis he took a job in New Mexico with the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) working in the assembly and testing of nuclear explosives. From 1954 to 1979 Walt was a member of Assembly, Arming and Firing teams for atmospheric nuclear tests at the Pacific Proving Ground and later on for underground tests at the Nevada Test Site. He was Project Engineer for the modification and operation coordination of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) NC-135 diagnostic aircraft in the Test Readiness Program. He spent many hours aboard this diagnostic aircraft flying scientific missions around the world. He became Group Leader of the Timing, Firing, and Instrumentation Group in 1972. In 1979 Walt was named LANL Test Director and later Program Manager for Field Operations directing over 40 LANL events. In 1988 he was assigned to the US Delegation for Nuclear Testing Negotiations with the Soviet Delegation in Geneva. He visited the Soviet test site in Semipalatinsk several times as part of the reciprocal agreement with the Soviets. In 1979 he married Joyce Headdy. They spent 37 years together traveling in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Africa, gardening, playing tennis, and later building their cabin, where he could wear his signature bib overalls full time. He retired from LANL in 1989. His enjoyment of people and travel, his tact and diplomacy made his career custom suited to his abilities and personality. In 1996 Walt and Joyce moved into their log cabin which he, his son, Mike, and Joyce built on 70 acres of woodland hills, above Trinidad, Colorado. They named the property Loma Lobo, Spanish for wolf hill. Here he learned the pleasure of having pets, Oso the big dog, Jamie the little dog and Tully the ornery cat. He served on the board of the first Property Owners Association for Santa Fe Trail Ranch and volunteered for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre became an important part of his life in Trinidad and he looked forward each summer to meeting energetic young actors and watching them perform - even to encouraging proper cigar smoking protocol on a warm summer evening. All his life Walt was an avid photographer. One of his greatest pleasures was documenting fishing trips, parties, festivities and events then sharing the results with the many treasured friends he gained wherever he went. Walt was always thankful for his loving family, countless dear friends, a rewarding career and the peace and solitude of his Colorado property. He was loved and respected by everyone who called him friend. In 2012 he decided, sadly, that it was time to leave the demanding life of a rural mountain home and return to Los Alamos, with the comforting knowledge that he could return during the beautiful Colorado summers. He was comforted knowing that his children would inherit Loma Lobo – a place they too loved. Walt was a devoted and loving father immensely proud of his five children who survive him along with their mother, Marilyn Ziegner in Arizona. They are Nancy (Howie Thorhaug) in Idaho, Mike in Colorado, Mary (Tom Pike) in Nevada, Judy (Joe Trujillo, deceased) (Gary Johnson) in South Dakota, Steve (Teresa Wright) in Wyoming and exchange student, Pilar de Carbo of Quito, Ecuador. Walt is survived by his wife, Joyce, in Los Alamos. He was a loving stepfather to Shari (Bill Mills) in Los Alamos. His grandchildren are Marcella (Christopher Williams) in Missouri, Sarah Pike in Utah, Kaitlin Wolff in Colorado, Kelsey Wolff in Washington and Kyle Wolff in Wisconsin. He had three great grandchildren, Brody, Charley and Reagan Williams. Extended family include granddaughter, Paige (Bob Early) their three girls, Maddy, Beth and Sarah in Alaska and grandson Nathan Anderson in Texas, Keith and Greg (Mara) Thorhaug and their two daughters, Adeline and Helen, in Idaho. According to his wishes there will be no services and his ashes will be buried in Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos. An open house in both Los Alamos and Trinidad, Colorado will be announced later. Donations in Walt’s memory can be made to the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, 131 West Main, Trinidad, Colorado or the Atomic Testing Museum, c/o Mary Pike, Board of Directors, 4860 Pearlman Lane, Las Vegas, NV, 89147-5238.

Wolking, Fred
Fred Wolking - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2017 - Fred Wolking, age 64, of Westminster, Colo., was called home on Aug. 8, 2017. From a young age, Fred discovered that music was part of his life's purpose. Fred began playing the guitar as a child and continued to master the art throughout his life. Fred played nationwide with numerous bands, spanning many genres. He lived a life of love and was loved by many. He generously shared, taught and inspired this world with his wondrous gift of music. Fred was a blessing to all who knew him and felt blessed to have all of the people he did in his life. Fred's greatest passion, other than music, was his family. He was a loving, wonderful husband, father, grandfather, Boppa, Pops, brother and Uncle. Fred is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn (North) Wolking; children, Sara (Wolking) Croom and John (Felicia Espinosa Wolking) Wolking; beloved grandsons, Styles Croom, Benjamin and Charlie Wolking, all of the Denver area; and his sister, Jacqueline (Wolking) Perrin and husband, Dennis Perrin of Camarillo, Calif.; and many other extended family members and countless friends. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Lucille (Adams) Wolking, and dear brother, Frank Wolking, all of the Florence and Canon City, Colo., area. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113.

Wolter, Gloria
Gloria M. Wolter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2016 - Gloria M. Wolter, born Jan. 20, 1939; passed away peacefully at home, Jan. 9, 2016. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Lucy Montoya; brother, Alfred Montoya Jr.; husband, Charles R. Wolter; mother-in-law, Louise Wolter; father-in-law, Carl Wolter; sister-in-law, Patricia Redlon; brothers-in-law, Gene and Larry Wolter. Survived by daughter, Kathy (Glenn) Jones; granddaughter, Crystal (Sam) LaDuke; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Charles and Samantha LaDuke; sisters, Vic (Tony) Godec, Barbara Montoya; brothers, Vernon Montoya Sr., Frank Montoya and Vernon Montoya Jr., sister-in-law, Nancy (Don) Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria was a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and sister, who did anything for her family and will be greatly missed. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Woltjen, Joel
Joel Woltjen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2016 - Joel Woltjen. I’m dead. See you on the other side. - May 14, 2016 - Joel Woltjen of Windsor March 19, 1959 - May 10, 2016 - Married his wife Kimm in Pueblo, Colorado on November 14, 1987. Education: East Brunswick High School Class of 1977, Graduated from USC Pueblo in 1984 with a degree in Automotive Management and Computer Science Employment. History: Chrysler Corporation from 1984 to 2005; Champion Auto Group from 2005 to 2009; Gatsbo Marketing from 2009 to 2016. Hobbies: Reading, woodworking, movies, traveling, hiking, camping, caving, rafting, rock climbing, fitness, outdoor adventuring, cooking, computers, video games, and spending time with family. Survived by: Spouse: Kimberly (Kimm) Woltjen, Windsor, CO; Children: James V. Woltjen, Fort Collins, CO, Michael R. Woltjen, Fort Collins, CO; Siblings: Gary Woltjen, Windsor, CO, Lisa Maxwell, Springfield, VT; Nieces & Nephews: Koryn R. Harrison, Wheatridge, CO, Thomas C. Harrison, San Diego, CA; Aunts & Uncles: Nancy Minkewicz, NJ; Cousins: Bob Minkewicz, FL, Steve Minkewicz, NJ, Jim and Kris Minkewicz, NJ, Amy and Colleen Minkewicz, NJ, Bobby and Kate Minkewicz, CO, Suzi and Louie Ratti, NJ; Inlaws: Patrice and Gene Harrison, Pueblo, CO, John Maxwell, Springfield, VT. Preceded by: Father Harry C. Woltjen, Mother Jean M. Woltjen, Aunt Ruth Minkewicz, Mother-in-law Marilyn J. Kilgore, Father-in-law Thomas J. Kilgore. For the past seven months, Joel had been battling kidney cancer. On Tuesday May 10, 2016 Joel was called away from this plane of existence to dance in the light of other stars. He sends his regards and says he'll see you on the other side. Joel always had profound love for life, and and amazing sense of humor to go with it. He always inspired us, and indeed every person whose life he touched, to believe in the you that he believed in, and that anything was possible. He was the type of person that always challenged people to be the absolute best versions themselves that they could be, and taught that if you try hard, expand your knowledge, and share your skills, that any dream can be made a reality. He will be sorely missed, remembered fondly, never forgotten, and always loved.

Womack, Charles Ray
Charles Ray Womack – Chronicle News – April 8, 2015 – Charles Ray “Charlie” Womack, age 76, died April 7, 2015. Visitation will be Friday, April 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Tercio Cemetery. Complete obituary to follow. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements. Chronicle News – April 10, 2015 – Charles Ray Womack, known to us in Colorado as “Charlie,” left this earth Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at his home on Tercio Ranch in Stonewall, Colorado. Charlie came to Colorado in 1995 to manage Tercio Ranch for Mike Starnes, his friend from Mississippi. When Lewis bacon bought the ranch in 1996, Charlie stayed on and as managed the ranch ever since. Charlie has become a big part of Stonewall and Trinidad, and has made countless good, great, and awesome friends. He has been extremely active in representing Tercio Ranch and himself personally through his involvement in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Turkey Federation, the Stonewall Fire Department, particularly the annual Stonewall Fishing Tournament, and the scholarship fund. Charlie also actively supported Noah’s Ark and 4-H. The family encourages all to donate to any of these fine organizations. Before coming to Colorado, Charles Ray worked in Local 114 Heat and Frost Insulators out of Jackson, Mississippi. He traveled the country doing “outages.” And out age is when a steam or nuclear plant was shut down. They would come and to insulate pipes, boilers, chillers, and other equipment. Charles Ray was born October 17, 1938, and Mendenhall, Mississippi. He was a member of the air National Guard Mississippi and had five months of active duty. He was honorably discharged March 1963. Charles Ray Womack, Jr., “Chuck” was born in 1963 and Cynthia Jean Womack, “Mississippi,” was born in 1966. Charles Ray was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Womack Bible; his mother Cynthia Lorene Hayes Womack, and his father Henry Velda Womack. Charles Ray is survived by his son Chuck (Kelly), his daughter Cindy, his grandson Charles Nicholas “Nick” Womack, his stepson Colon Cates and his “little buddy” Cooper. Services will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home in Trinidad at 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015. Burial will follow at Tercio Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Wondergern, John
John Wondergern – Walsenburg World – July 30, 1908 – John Wondergern, a 16-year-old boy, was drowned in the Maitland Arroya north of town, Friday afternoon. In company with his younger brother he was returning home in a buggy, having brought the team to town to be shod. He had just started across the arroya when the vehicle and horses were struck by a 10 foot wall of water. The boy held to the buggy for a while but soon entered a narrow canyon below and the younger boy was thrown by the force of the water against a wire fence near the edge, while the unfortunate older brother was washed down the gulch. His body was recovered about a mile further down by parties who started out to search for him as soon as the news was brought in. The horses were also near there, but very little of the buggy could be located. The news of the disaster was brought by the younger boy, who, as the water subsided was enabled to walk out, his eyes, ears, mouth, hair and clothing thoroughly impregnated with sand and mud. He found his way to the home of Grant Strickland on the Fruth & Autrey Ranch. The Wondergern’s are newcomers to Huerfano County. They are Hollanders.

Wong, Phillip
Phillip W. Wong - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 2015 - Phillip W. Wong, 67, born Aug. 6, 1948, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Preceded in death by his mother, May Yee (1949); father, Phillip H. Wong (1974); also his beloved Roy and Agnes Harper, who helped raise him upon coming to the U.S. Phillip treasured them as his parents. Survived by stepmother, Jane Wong; sister, Penny Wong-Schulz (Kyle); nephews, Phillip and Tyler of Pueblo; cousins, Yin Kwan Wong, May Fong (Frank); nephews, Kenneth, Stanley, Brian, Eric, Ben, Richard; seven grandnieces/nephews of California; and many more special relatives. Cancer took Phil from Earth, but he was supported by very special friends, Gary Patton and George Martain, who saw him through his treatment, along with many friends and neighbors. A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. It will be preceded by a viewing starting at 9:30 a.m.

Wood, Barbara E.
Barbara E. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 2017 - Barbara E. Wood, 88, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 21, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a brief illness. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Adeline (Ranger) Jacobsen and Hans C. Jacobsen. Her beloved mother; her father; dear brother, Christian Jacobsen; husband, Russell Wood; and lifelong best friend, Norma Apking, predeceased her. Barbara is mourned by her sisters, Joan Perry of Texas, and Margaret (Peggy) Kehrer of Ohio; by her children, Christian (Jeanette) Wood of N.M., Melissa Wood and Susan (SarahJean) Ranger Wood of Colo., Mark (Brenda) Wood of Ind., Elise Wood of Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. All of her children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild were with her as she passed. Barbara worked for many years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She moved to Pueblo with her three younger children in 1973, and she later retired from the University of Southern Colorado. She grew to love Pueblo and this part of the country. She was always up for a trip to the mountains. She was active in the Audubon Society when the Audubon River Trails Nature Center was founded in 1979. Her favorite pastime was reading. She also enjoyed birding, crossword puzzles, her dogs (Hank, Rufus and Foxy Lady), chocolate, coffee and taking pictures of sunsets, family (and her thumb). She was generous to a fault, loved being teased and was known to cheat at Scrabble. Her fondest childhood memories were of time spent on the family farm in Michigan. An informal memorial/life celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Pavilion at the Nature Center of Pueblo. After the memorial, please stay to join in a late picnic lunch and some storytelling with family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, Care and Share Food Bank of Pueblo, the Sierra Club or Paws For Life animal shelter of Pueblo.

Wood, Charles H.
Charles H. Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2014 - Charles H. Wood, 69. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Wood, Dorothy Lee
Dorothy Lee Wood - Canon City Daly Record - February 11, 2014 - Dorothy Lee Wood, 84, passed away February 9, 2014 in Canon City, CO. The daughter of Harold and Lucylle (Thom) Timney, she was born December 8, 1929 in Walsenburg, CO. Dorothy was united in marriage to Jack Wood; he preceded her in death. She worked for the Colorado Dept. of Corrections, retiring after 15 years of service. One of the hobbies she enjoyed was china painting. Mrs. Wood is survived by her children, Carrie (Bill) Masse, Jay (Suzann) Wells, and Tod Wells; step-children, Linda (Doug) Chandler and Mike (Renee) Wood; grandchildren, Travis Masse and Nic Christensen; and great grandson, Sonny Masse. Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Imperial Memorial Gardens at 5450 W. State Highway 78 in Pueblo, CO. For anyone who can't attend the service, please join the family for a reception at 3:00 p.m., Thursday at 1920 Elm Avenue in Canon City. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.

Wood, Earl Nichols
Earl Nichols Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2015 - Earl Nichols Wood was born on July 3, 1947, and peacefully passed to his next great adventure on Jan. 1, 2015. Earl was raised and went to school in Littleton, Colo., the son of Dr. Wilbur D. Wood and Helen N. Wood. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a business degree. Earl was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, dog trainer, golfer, cook, gardener, and beloved spiritual guide and counsel for numerous friends and family — sharing coffee and stories around the dining room table and on peaceful walks. His sense of humor was known to all; and with his looks, he could be mistaken as Paul Newman in his younger years. He had an aware mind — always thinking of new and different ways to create and invent things. Earl’s life experiences allowed for him to penetrate deeper into actual understanding. Earl grew amazingly beautiful plants, and he loved the horses at Menoken Farms. He is survived by his best friend, Virginia; sons, Jeffrey Nichols Wood (Michelle and three grandchildren) and Christopher Scott Wood (Kristina and three grandchildren); brother, Bill (Janna); nieces, Alisa and Mary; sisters, Mary (John), Mardi and Linda (Wayne). A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Milagro Christian Church, 2111 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo.

Wood, Emma
Emma Wood – Walsenburg World – January 29, 1904 – Mrs. Emma Wood, wife of presiding elder J. D. Wood of the LaVeta district of the M. E. Church, South, died at the St. Mary’s hospital, Pueblo, Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock of complications resulting from la grippe. Rev. and Mrs. Wood have resided at LaVeta for a number of years. Mrs. Wood was taken to the hospital about a month ago but nothing could be done for her. She was married to Rev. Wood in August 1867, and to them five children were born, all of whom but one are dead. The body was taken to Poilie [Pilot] Grove, Missouri, Wednesday evening for interment. The bereaved husband and son have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in the sad hour.

Wood, Gloria C.
Gloria C. Wood - Chronicle News - October 20, 2006 - Gloria C. Wood of Pueblo, Colo., passed away October 18, 2006, at a local hospital. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James B. Wood; her parents; a sister and a brother. Survived by her sister, Margaret James; sister-in-law, Jean Cunico; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and her "special someone" who was like a daughter to her. At her request, cremation with no services to be held. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, but would appreciate donations be made to the American Heart Association in Gloria's memory.

Wood, H. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. H. A. Wood – Walsenburg World – May 11, 1916 – Former Pastor’s Wife Dead – Mrs. H. A. Wood, wife of Rev. H. A. Wood, formerly pastor of the Walsenburg Methodist Church, died of cancer Tuesday morning, April 25, at Joplin, Missouri, where her husband was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. She was 40 years, eight months and 13 days old at the time of her death and had been in ill health for several years, and has survived three serious operations in the past year and a half. Funeral services were held at Hume, Missouri. Rev. and Mrs. Wood spent four years in Walsenburg and in that time made many friends. She is survived by her husband and two children, Geneva, 13 and George, 11. Her Christian life was rich in fruitage for the Master. She leaves an exalted heritage for her husband and children.

Wood, Jennie V.
Jennie V. Gorton Wood – Walsenburg World – September 2, 1909 – Died at LaVeta, Colorado on Wednesday, August 25, 1909, Mrs. Jennie V. Gorton Wood, age 27 years, 9 months and 9 days, wife of Rev. J. F. Wood, pastor of the Baptist Church at LaVeta. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church and the body was interred in the Cemetery at LaVeta last Thursday.

Wood, John L.
John L. Wood – Walsenburg World – March 29, 1904 – John L. Wood, father-in-law of Robert Gillespie of North Veta, died on March 23, 1904, at Higbee, Otero County, Colorado, and was buried on the 24th. Mr. Wood was a lifelong Democrat but never radical enough to make enemies of his political opponents. He was a charter member of the local lodge of Masons and the lodge attended his burial in a body, and performed the Masonic rites. Mr. Wood leaves 10 children of whom Mrs. Gillespie is one, but as their child was sick they could not attend the funeral of the deceased parent, who has suffered from a lingering illness for several months past. He was 76 years of age.

Wood, Margaret
Margaret Wood - Dignity Memorial - April 28, 2014- 94, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born, October 10, 1919 in Walsenburg, CO she was the daughter of the late Joe and Eliza (Valdez) Martinez. Margaret was one of the best volunteers anyone could ask for; she was always there to help when someone needed it. She enjoyed music, dancing, and a great deal of laughter. She was always very positive regardless of any situation. Margaret was a devote Catholic throughout her life; her faith was very important to her. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband Everett T. Wood and her siblings, James Martinez, Raymond Martinez, Doris Newkirk, Josephine Gomez, Ernestine Nelson, Priscilla Johnson, and Robert Martinez. Survivors include her sister, Gloria Martinez; many nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Olinger Crown Hill with a Rosary Service beginning at 6 pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2 pm at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1900 California St., Denver, CO 80202. Entombment will directly follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Wood, Ronald
Ronald Wood - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 2016 - In May, 2001, Ronald Wood was reported missing by his ex-wife, who said she hadn't heard from him in a long time. Police have never been able to locate Wood, who was 37 when he went missing.

Wood, William Leevurne
William (Bill) Leevurne Wood - Brown Funeral Home - February 19, 2009 - William (Bill) Leevurne Wood March 9, 1951 - February 12, 2009 Longtime Kit Carson, Colorado resident William (Bill) Leevurne Wood passed away on February 12, 2009 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 57 years old. Bill was born William Leevurne Wood on March 9, 1951 in Lamar Colorado. His parents were Park Beardsley, and Florence Theresa (Schrammel) Wood. He was the youngest of two boys. He was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Kit Carson, Colorado. Bill attended Kit Carson Public School from Kindergarten to 12th grade graduating in 1969. He went on to further his education at Trinidad Community College and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in gun smithing. Bill married Alta Irene Bailey on July 14, 1971 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kit Carson, Colorado. To this union one daughter was born, Tonya Lynn. Bill enlisted in the Colorado National Guard in 1971 and served his country for 10 years. He owned and operated Bill's Gun Shop and worked for the Town of Kit Carson as a Town Marshall for several years. He moved his family to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado to work for the Cheyenne County Sheriff Department, and also attended CLETA law enforcement training in Golden, Colorado. Moving back to Co-own the family business Wood Automotive with his older brother Park G. Bill was also a volunteer EMT and Fireman for many years. In 1983, Bill moved his family to Otis, Colorado to again pursue his career in law enforcement. He was elected Sheriff of Washington County in 1988 as a write-in candidate, and was recognized by Governor Roy Romer as the first write-in candidate in Colorado history to win any election with such a large margin, by 1501 votes. Bill was a talented machinist and had invented a bullet resizing die for cast lead bullets, and also received a U.S. Patent for it as well. He was very proud of this. In 1994, Bill retired from law enforcement and moved his family back to Kit Carson to be near his aging parents. Bill Married Naomi Beek on May 30, 2002 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Naomi brought to this union a son Keene and a daughter was born to this union Trista. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents; Park Hudson & Kate (Beardsley) Wood and George & Susan Schrammel. Bill is survived by his wife Naomi, son Keene, and daughter Trista of Kit Carson, Colorado. Daughter Tonya (Aaron) Wilson, of Boise City, Oklahoma, Granddaughters Shaelynn, Lauren, and Grandson Benjamin. Brother Park G. (Bonnie) Wood of Lamar, Colorado. Aunts, Addie Burtnett of St. Joseph, Missouri, Rosa Schrammel, of Kit Carson, Colorado, Ella Ann Beuck, of Hugo, Colorado, and Anna Marie Wood, of Denver, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the Kit Carson High School in Kit Carson, Colorado. Burial followed at the Kit Carson Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wood, William Martin
William Martin Wood – Walsenburg World – May 30, 1912 – Obituary – William Martin Wood was born in Alabama on October 5, 1824. He came to Colorado from Texas in 1870 and has resided in the state since that time. He was the father of nine children, seven boys and two girls, three of whom are living. He was a true Christian and firmly believed in the Christ and his teachings. He was a good father and neighbor and always lived a good, upright life. He passed away on Monday, May 20, 1912, after a week of illness at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 16 days. Mr. Wood had for years made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Emily Wood, of Malachite, where he died. The funeral service was conducted from the residence on Wednesday, May 22, by Rev. C. L. Hicklin, after which they laid him to rest in the Gardner Cemetery. Walsenburg World – May 30, 1912 – Mr. Ab. Wood of Lafayette, Ohio, was in town the first of the week to attend the funeral of his father, who died at Malachite.

Woodruff, Kenneth O.
Kenneth O. Woodruff - Denver Post - April 15, 2010 - Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth O. Woodruff, 86, USAF, Ret. Highlands Ranch CO, passed away April 13, 2010. Born in Walsenburg, CO, Ken is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy, 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation at 9:30 a.m., April 16, followed by funeral Mass at 10:30, All Souls Catholic Church, Englewood. Memorial donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, Samaritan House or a charity of your choice.

Woodruff, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Woodruff – Walsenburg World – January 6, 1916 – Mrs. William Woodruff, a former resident of LaVeta died a Eugene, Oregon, last week and was buried there on New Year’s Day. Mr. Woodruff, who was in the employ of the Huerfano Trading Company, received word of the illness of his wife last week and immediately left for her bedside.

Woods, Bobby Joe Jr.
Bobby Joe Woods Jr. – Chronicle News – May 4, 2015 – Bobby Joe Woods Jr., a.k.a. Bobby Joe Woods II, uncle Bobby, Woody. Died Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Hospice home in Pueblo, Colorado, due to a fall resulting in a subdural hematoma. Bobby was born on September 26, 1957 in Odessa, Texas, to Bobby Joe Woods, Sr. and Betty Lou Clowers Woods. He was the oldest of five children. He received his CPA at Trinidad Jr. College in Trinidad, Colorado. Bobby chose to spend most of his adult life in Trinidad. He raised two children with Valerie Ann Felthager-Woods. He is survived by his children, Valorie Jolene Brown, Bobby Joe Woods III, Aaron Brown (son-in-law). Grandchildren, Aaron Brown Jr., Jenna Brown. Four siblings, Lawrence Calvin Woods, Larry Clayton Woods, Leisa Carol Leseberg-Woods, Eldon Glenn Schear; sisters-in-law Lynn Woods, Doreen Schear; brothers and sisters in law. Numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as numerous friends and children that he considered nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, mother Betty Lou Schear, father Bobby Joe Woods Sr., and step-father, Eldon K. Schear, mother and father in law Martha Felthager, Jim Felthager. All of his grandparents in several aunts and uncles. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held May 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 2608 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Trinidad, Colorado. A private reception will follow. Please contact a family member for details.

Woods, Bobby Joe Sr.
Bobby Joe Woods Sr.- Chronicle News - October 30, 2014 - Bobby Joe Woods Sr., age 74, passed away at St. Mary Corwin Hospital on October 20, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Atoka, Oklahoma, on November 7, 1939, the son of Ruby and Lawrence Woods. He loved NASCAR, Pro football, working in his yard and garden and feeding wild birds. Bobby was a volunteer for the Friends of the Library at the Books and More Store and also helped that the Sayre Senior Center. He was also a member of Trinidad Masonic Lodge #28. His kindness and gentleness will be missed. Survivors include brother, Tom Woods, and sister Joyce Hooton, of California, seven grandchildren including Bobby Woods III, Valerie Jolene (Aaron) Brown, Colorado, two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Jenna Brown, and many friends, including special friend and caregiver Juhl Dhillon. Masonic funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Woods, Dionne
Dionne R. Cherry Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2015 - Dionne R. Cherry Woods, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2015. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Aug. 1, 1971. She is survived by her husband, Daniel “OJ” Woods; her mother, Gloria Jean Cherry; her children, Audesia and Kia Cherry; her siblings, Da’shon Cherry and Dante Cherry; her niece and nephew, Deja and Antoine Cherry; five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Woods, Emil Eugene
Emil Eugene Woods - Chronicle News - August 4, 2009 - Emil E. Woods of 2544 Westwood Drive passed away Wednesday, July 29th at the Hospice Care Center. He was 84 years old. Emil was born on May 1, 1925 to Edward and Helen (Kauffmann) Woods in Billings, Montana. He was the second of three children. At an early age, his family moved to Greeley, Colorado where he attended Greeley public schools. After he graduated high school, he worked several odd jobs from working in the Cannery in Greeley to being a golf caddy at the local golf course. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp at the start of WWII. After basic training, he was deployed to the Marshall Islands. He was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts for heroic action and wounds received in Saipan and Iwo Jima. He received an honorable discharge and returned to Greeley. On his return he eventually joined the Colorado Courtesy Patrol and met the love of his life, Roberta. Emil and Roberta Jane Hieber were married on July 9, 1949 in Greeley, Colorado. They had four children and were married for 54 years before Roberta passed away on March 28, 2005. During his career in the Patrol, they lived in Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Trinidad, and Eagle, Colorado. He retired after 35 years and then worked for the Forest Service in Eagle for ten years. Emil was a 33 degree Mason and Past Master of Las Animas Lodge #28 AE & AM in Trinidad and Past Worth Patron of Trinidad Chapter #1 O.E.S. and Eagle Chapter #86 O.E.S. He loved being in the mountains and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and especially reading. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by many. Survivors include daughters, Colleen of Grand Junction, Colorado; Elaine Cheek (Wendell) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and son, Edward Woods (Linda) of Goodland, Kansas. His is also survived by grandson, Christopher (Nicole) Woods of Missouri and two great granddaughters, Emily and Kailie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Helen; brother, Norbert; sister, Faye; son, Kenton, and his beloved wife, Roberta. Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 3rd at Martin Mortuary. Interment at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th with Masonic ceremony and presentation by the U.S. Marine Corps. Memorial Service to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday August 5th at Martin Mortuary. Pastor David Haberkorn of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presiding. A heart felt thanks to Dr. Mike Pramenko for all of his wonderful care and compassion, for Larchwood Inns and the Commons Assisted Living for their excellent care. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Grand Valley and Shriners Hospital. Arrangements are made under the direction of Martin Mortuary, 550 North Ave., Grand Junction, Colorado 81505.

Woods, J. M.
J. M. Woods – Walsenburg World – November 22, 1904 – Sad Death – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Sunday, November 21, 1904, Mr. J. M. Woods of pneumonia and exposure, age 39 years. Mr. Woods has been living for some time in Walsenburg and was taken sick sometime during the latter part of the week with an attack of pneumonia. His brother A. N. Woods left him in charge of in attendant at the Twin Lakes Hotel and drove to Malachite for the purpose of getting his sister to take care of him. Sometime Sunday evening Mr. Woods, became delirious and the attendant locked the door of his room and went for the doctor. During his absence Mr. Woods partly dressed and jumping out of the window wandered downtown. Overcome with fatigue and chill he laid down in front of Dr. Baird’s house and there died. Mr. Woods was a native of Texas coming to Colorado in 1870. Funeral services were held at the home of his brother on Tuesday afternoon, the body being interred in the Masonic Cemetery.

Woods, James W. Sr.
James W. Woods, Sr. - Chronicle News - May 13, 2008 - James W. Woods, Sr., age 87, Topeka, died Thursday, May 8, 2008 at his home. He was born June 11, 1920 in Stafford, KS, the son of George and Minta Reese Woods. Mr. Woods began his Santa Fe career in 1940 in Amarillo, TX. Following early assignments as steno-clerk in the superintendent’s office and extra gang timekeeper, Plains Division, he transferred into the freight traffic department as stenographer to division freight and passenger agent at Amarillo in 1941. He entered military service in 1942, received his commission in the Army Transportation Corps in 1944, and was separated from active service in December, 1946. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserve Program, serving in various administrative capacities in the Amarillo, Chicago, and Topeka USAR Schools and was last assigned as assistant commandant of the 5047th USAR School in Topeka. In 1972 he was transferred to the Army Retired Reserve in grade of lieutenant colonel upon completion of 30 years service and awarded the Meritorious Medal. Following active military service, he rejoined Santa Fe at Amarillo in 1947 and subsequently held positions as head statistical clerk, commerce clerk, and divisions and rate clerk in the freight traffic department. In 1960 he was appointed chief of the Tariff Bureau at Chicago and was named assistant general freight agent at Topeka in 1961. In 1962 he was appointed manager-traffic data processing and transferred into Santa Fe’s newly organized Information Systems Department in 1968 as manager-traffic systems. In 1978 he was appointed to a special systems study group as special assistant to the vice president, information systems, and in 1979 was reassigned to the traffic department as manager-traffic systems, his position at retirement on Sept. 1, 1983 after 43 years of service. Jim served as Sergeant at Arms in the Kansas Senate for over 15 years. Upon retirement, Jim became an avid golf player and made many new friends. Mr. Woods was a member of Highland Heights Christian Church, a Disabled American Veterans chapter, and was secretary/treasurer of the Santa Fe Retirees in Topeka. He also served as Sgt-at-Arms for the Kansas State Senate for 16 years. He married Margaret Gates on Feb. 22, 1939 in Raton, NM. She survives. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jim Woods, Jr., and a sister, Georgia Menardi. Other survivors include a son, Glenn Woods and wife, Linda, of Stilwell, KS; two grandchildren, Jenna Woods, currently attending Yale University, New Haven, CT, and Steve Woods of Austin, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday at Highland Heights Christian Church 2930 SE Tecumseh Road. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Private entombment will be in Mt. Hope Mausoleum. Mr. Woods will lie in state from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday at Newcomer Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka 66606.

Woods, L. H.
L. H. Woods – Walsenburg World – August 15, 1901 – Engine Blew Up – Monday morning at 7:55 the Denver and Rio Grande Engine No. 596, pulling passenger Train No. 120, when about 1 mile east of LaVeta blew up, instantly killing Engineer L. H. Woods, whose body was found 200 yards south of the wreck. Firemen Bert Maple was found by the train crew lying alongside the track, four cars behind the engine, alive but partially unconscious. He was carried to the passenger coach and removed to LaVeta, where he died at 3:00 o’clock Monday afternoon. Part of the boiler, weighing several tons, was picked up at least 250 yards south of the wreck, and smaller pieces of the cab were found from 500 to 600 yards from the explosion. Engineer Woods lived in Pueblo and leaves a wife and three children, and Fireman Maple was unmarried, but leaves a widowed mother. He was a member of Camp 29, Woodmen of the World. Engineer Woods belonged to the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Junior Order of Mechanics and the engineer and fireman organization. The telephone poles and wires were broken. At 3:00 p.m. the wrecking crew and Coroner Rice arrived. The latter impaneled a jury of A. A. Foote, A. Beaman, W. Horton, Charles Hector, C. L. Martin and R. A. Hayes, who examined the witnesses. A brother of Maple arrived with the wrecking crew, but he did not seeing his brother alive.

Woods, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Stewart Woods - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2014 - Mary Ellen Stewart Woods, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 7, 2014, in Arizona. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 2015 - Mary Ellen Stewart Woods, a longtime Pueblo resident, peacefully entered heaven on Aug. 7, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Phil Woods; sisters, Dorothy Sargent and Grace Earnest; and parents, Robert and Marie Stewart. Survived by siblings, Robert Stewart, William Stewart and Julianne Grove. Also survived by children, Philip Woods, Dan (Cheri) Woods, Barry (Jane) Woods, Mary Gail and John Squire; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, who always brought a smile to her face and a twinkle to her eyes. Celebration of her life, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, Christ the King Church in Pueblo. A picnic and time of fellowship will follow at Belmont Park. Family suggests memorials be made to Friendship House, 606 Second Ave. West, Kalispell, MT 59901.

Woods, Roberta Jane
Roberta Jane Woods - Chronicle News - March 30, 2005 - Roberta Jane Woods of Grand Junction, CO passed away on March 28, 2005 after a courageous battle with pneumonia. Roberta was born to John and Fairy May (Koenig) Hieber on January 26, 1931 at Sterling CO, the youngest of four sisters. She attended school in Greeley, CO and graduated in 1948. She married Emil E. Woods on July 9, 1949 in Greeley. They had 55 wonderful years together, living in Steamboat Springs, CO; Trinidad, CO; Eagle, CO and Grand Junction, CO. Roberta was deputy assessor for Eagle, CO and retired in 1989. She was a fan of the Broncos, Avalanche and Colorado Rockies. Roberta was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was Past Matron of Trinidad O.E.S. Chapter #1 and Eagle O.E.S. Chapter #86. Roberta was also a grand officer for the Grand Chapter of Colorado O.E.S. in 1974-1975, serving as Grand Esther. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Trinidad, CO. Survivors include her husband Emil; son Edward (Linda) of Merriam, KS; daughters Colleen Woods of Grand Junction and Elaine (Wendell) Cheek of Salt Lake City, UT; sisters, Lucille Cassidy of Grass Valley, CA and Ruth Irons of Mill Creek, WA; and grandson Christopher (Nikki) Woods of Independence, MO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Dorothy; & son Kenton. The family wishes to gratefully thank Dr. William Kelley and Dr. Mike Pramenko for their excellent care of Roberta during this time. Graveside services presided over by Eagle Chapter #86 O.E.S. on Friday April 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle, CO. Memorial service in Grand Junction, CO at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Retirement Home c/o The Grand Chapter of Colorado O.E.S., 2445 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231 or the American Lung Association, 520 W. Gunnison Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81505. Arrangements made by Callahan- Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction.

Woods, Valorie Ann
Valorie Ann Woods - Chronicle News - February 28, 2017 - Valorie Ann Woods, affectionately known by many as Ms. Val passed away unexpectedly at home on February 23, 2017 She was 58. She was born in Trinidad, Colo., on August 31. 1958, the first child of eight children to Martha and Jim Felthager. She was currently employed for Alta Vista Alternative Care. Valorie was a kind, caring and loving person and her door was always opened to everyone. Survivors are 3 children, Jolene (Aaron) Brown, Bob Woods, Payton Gilstrap, 3 grandchildren, Aaron and Jenna Brown, Akiaca Gilstrap. Brothers Jim (Bonnie) Felthager, Kenny (Shanna) Felthager, Joe Felthager, sisters, Cindy Martinez, Diana (Abel) Castellano, Carol Felthager, Brenda (Joseph) Felthager, 18 nieces and nephews, 17 great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation with private family services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Woodside, Betty J.
Betty J. Brooks Woodside - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2015 - Betty J. Brooks Woodside, 85, passed away April 19, 2015. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Roselawn Cemetery. Under the direction of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Woods-Rivera, Nancy Gayle
Nancy Gayle Woods-Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 2015 - Nancy Gayle Woods-Rivera, 63, Pueblo West resident, passed away June 19, 2015. Nancy Gayle Woods-Rivera She was born Sept. 28, 1951, in Lynwood, Calif. She was a firefighter, EMT, office manager and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing and the outdoors. Throughout her life, she lived in Alaska, South Carolina, Hawaii and Germany. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeannie Booker Woods. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Lance Rivera; father, Robert Woods; stepmother, Laurie Woods; sister, Dianna Woods; in-laws, Joe and Ersie Rivera; brothers- in-law, Larry Rivera and Alan Rivera; and a host of friends. At her request cremation has taken place. Memorial service, noon on Saturday July 4, 2015, at Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the Moose Lodge Hall, located at Hwy 50 and Norwood.

Woodward, Aaron Milton
Aaron Milton Woodward – Walsenburg World – August 22, 1912 – At Rest – After a short illness Aaron Milton Woodward, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Woodward, died Monday at 12:45 p.m., age 1 year, 4 months and 5 days. Services were held at the home of the parents, after which the remains were shipped to Trinidad, where the little one was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery. Only the memory of the beloved child is left, yet how sweet, how uplifting its influence. After all, death is but the slipping off of the outer body, for we know that the loved ones gone before are waiting to welcome us to our eternal home, so while we mourn the loss of our dead we may rejoice that there is no cloud so dark that there is no light beyond it, no sorrow so poignant that there is not a balm for the wound it inflicts. “Sleep on in thy beauty, thou sweet angel child, by sorrow unblighted, by sin undefiled; like the bird of the ark thou has flown to thy rest.”

Woodward, Avaril
Avaril Wedemeyer Woodward - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2017 - Avaril Wedemeyer Woodward died March 27, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. A memorial service celebrating her beautifully lived life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 17, at Imperial Cemetery in Pueblo. Avaril was born in Denver, Colo., on May 14, 1933. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in education and later earned two master's degrees. She was a special education teacher and administrator in the Douglas County and Cherry Creek school districts for almost 30 years. She made friends wherever she went, treated everyone kindly and respectfully, and was uncommonly generous to her family, friends, colleagues and even strangers. Avaril loved to play golf, knit, crochet, learn musical instruments, dance, entertain, discuss world events, read and laugh. She was much loved, and will be much missed, by many, many people. Avaril is survived by two daughters, Lynn Penko and Lisa Wenger; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. For those who are so inclined, the family suggests a donation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting or your local PBS station.

Wood-Zuber, Judy Ann
Judy Ann Wood-Zuber - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2015 - Judy Ann Wood-Zuber, 69, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed on May 9, 2015. Judy was born on July 23, 1945 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Juanita Freemyer and Loycel Freemyer. She is survived by her loving husband, Matt Zuber; and family, James (Judy) Zuber, Deanne Bravo, Nita (James) McAuliffe, Tommy Wood, Donna Smith; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Judy was an avid Broncos fan, loved to travel and especially loved spending time with grandchildren. She was a retiree of Colorado Bluesky after 24 years. A faithful member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and LWML. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today, May 14, 2015, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Woolsey, Edgar F.
Edgar F. Woolsey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2016 - Edgar F. Woolsey, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2016. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Innovage, 401 W. Northern Ave. (Corner of Northern and Routt).

Wooster, Dody
Dody Cotter Wooster - Chronicle News - November 2, 2004 - Dody Cotter Wooster passed away October 28, 2004 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado after a brief illness. Born in Las Animas, Colo., May 16, 1934, to Laurence Cotter and Zita Aziere Cotter, she attended Cathedral High School in Denver, Colo., and received her B.S. degree in Nursing from Providence Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Subsequently, she received a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. In her career in nursing and education, she was Director of the Visiting Nurse Association in Denver. She later taught Public Health at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Ariz., and University of Phoenix in Tucson, Ariz. She was a Director for A.H.C.C.C.S. in southern Arizona until her retirement. She is survived by her sisters, Ethel Hart and Betty Wojciehowski, and her brother John Cotter (all of Tucson); numerous nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Fred Wooster; her parents; and her sisters, Eileen Thompson, Sister Zita Marie Cotter S.C.L., and Rosemary Heckethorn. Visitation and Vigil Rites were held Sunday, October 31, 2004 at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Gene Renard officiating. Mass of the Resurrection and burial will be held at Mount Olivet Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Denver, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be sent to: Samaritan Clinic, P.O. Box 309, Trinidad, Colo. 81082 or a charity of your choice. Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.

Wooster, Fred Albert
Fred Albert Wooster - Chronicle News - July 8, 2003 - Fred Albert Wooster, 68, passed away at his home in Trinidad on July 4, 2003. He was born in Denver, Colorado, on December 7, 1934 to Margaret (Zenthoefer) and Harry Wooster. Early years were spent in Cokedale and Trinidad. His family moved to Denver where he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army, including the United States Army Air Defense School. He returned to Denver, worked at Weber, and Jacobs Companies in truck-body mechanics. He joined IBM in 1965 where he worked for 23 years. He was a long time resident of Longmont; he returned to Trinidad in 1988. He was an avid reader with a love of history. His wit was weIl-known among family and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Irene (Christensen) Wooster; his wife Betty (Hensley) Wooster; his infant grandson Kurt Wooster, and his sister Harriet (Wooster) Mathias. He is survived by his wife Dody (Cotter); son Nicholas H. (Kimberly) Wooster, grandsons Karl and James; brothers Jim (Agnes) and Mike (Paulie); numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; Aunt Dorothy (Zenthoefer) Kenlon, and Uncle Walter Zenthoefer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carnegie Public Library of Trinidad, c/o Shawn Leche, 202 N. Animas, Trinidad, CO 81082. He will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wooster, John S.
John S. Wooster - Chronicle News - August 19, 2013 - John S. Wooster, age 71, passed away unexpectedly a home on August 14, 2013. He was born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 23, 1941 to Anna (Stanton) and Stanley Wooster. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1959. John was self employed as a painter for many yeas until his retirement in 2010. He collected antiques, and worked on antique cars. John always enjoyed visiting with his many friends. Preceding him death are parents Anna and Stanley Wooster and sister Shirley Clark. Survivors include daughters Tammy Wooster, Trinidad, Tracy (Dave) Hobbs, Rockton, Illinois, grandchildren, Morgan and Tawni Dixon, Dalton and Shelby Hobbs, nephew Todd Clark, Pueblo West, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wooters, Donald Richard
Donald Richard Wooters - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2015 - Donald Richard Wooters. Born Jan. 15, 1925, in Pueblo, Colo. Died Sept. 12, 2015, in Sherwood, Ore., where he had lived since 2010. Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Pearl Wooters; daughter, Donna Chavez; son, Duane Wooters; and son-in-law, Joseph Padilla. Grandpa Don is survived by his daughter, Darlene Padilla; granddaughter, Felicia (Daniel) Muniz; grandsons, Jerode (Stacie) Padilla, Byron (Dana) Padilla; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Ashley and Kaylee Chavez; Julian, Tristan and Tanner Padilla; Ace and Laney Padilla; sister, Audrey Moseley; sister-in-law, Marie Gill. Graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Imperial Gardens Cemetery, followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1802 Sheridan Road. Reception will be immediately following services in the church basement.

Wootton, Jewell Eileen
Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton - Huerfano World - November 15, 2015 - Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton was born June 1, 1920 to Stephen Gerod and Jewell Lily Wilson at the Wilson Ranch, Chico Springs, Colfax County, NM. She attended Wilson school, Kiowa school and Maxwell High before graduating from Springer High in 1937. That year, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. After graduation, Eileen became chief telephone operator in Springer and worked with her brothers at their service station in her off hours. There, she met her future husband, Johnnie Wootton Jr., of Las Vegas, NM. Eileen attended the 1940 Spring semester at a Fort Worth Bible school before Johnnie and she married in Raton on June 1, 1940. Together they lived in Cleveland, Springer, Lamy, and Las Vegas, NM. Eileen dedicated her life to being a wife and mother and to helping others. She especially wanted others to personally know Christ’s salvation. For over 50 years, she taught the Bible in Good News Clubs, Sunday school, VBS, Bible study groups, and Awana. Sunday mornings found her leaving for church early in her VW bug so she could pick up any she knew who needed a ride to church. She fed both souls and bodies and often carried meals or supplies to shut-ins. For more than 30 years, Eileen lived alone in their Las Vegas home after Johnnie’s death in 1976. In early 2007, she moved to the Four Corners area. She went to sleep in her bed in Durango, CO. Sometime between 3 and 6 am, October 28, 2015, she woke in heaven. Besides her husband, Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, all her grandparents, her aunts, uncles, and cousins; Johnnie’s siblings, and her own, James, Nona, Bob, Henry (Mary Frances), Edgar, Oscar, and Mary (Howard) Martin. Eileen is survived by her children, Judy and Armando Mendez, Janelle and Jack McQuitty, John and Kathy Wootton; her grandchildren, Jonathan, Samuel, and Nathan Mendez, Jack (Tammy) McQuitty, Stephen (Melody) McQuitty, Juanette (Andrew) Lewis, Patrick McQuitty, Daniel McQuitty, Wendy (Rob) Hollis, Sean (Juanita) Wootton, Jennifer (Adrian) Loera, and Brooks (Stacy) Wootton; twenty great-grandchildren; and two great, great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Evelyn, Glenda, and Glenda Wootton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11 am until 12:30 pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Graveside services will be Saturday November 7, 2015 at 2 pm at the Maxwell City Cemetery with a short memorial service to follow at the Maxwell Baptist Church at 3 pm Arrangements and celebration of love for Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. Burial will be next to Johnnie and near several relatives and many friends in Maxwell (NM) Cemetery.

Worker, Brian Montoya
Brian Montoya Worker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Brian Montoya Worker, 33, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 25, 2017. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Jan. 31, 1984. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ilene Worker and Samuel Joseph Trujillo. He was educated through the Pueblo school system and graduated from Central High School, Class of 2003. Brian was always referred to as a brainiac and intellect by his friends. He was so knowledgeable about many things. He was the founder of the Central High School Chess Club. Brian loved writing poetry, playing his guitar, studying his religion, having great conversation, and spending quality time with his sister. Survived by his sister, Jessica Worker; and a host of other family and friends who loved him dearly. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 411 Clark St. Interment, Del Norte, Colo.; reception to follow Mass at Star Bar, 300 Spring St.

Workman, Joseph
Joseph Workman – Walsenburg World – July 12, 1904 – Died at his home in Walsenburg, Colorado, Saturday, July 9, 1904, at 7:30 a.m., Mr. Joseph Workman at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 25 days. Mr. Workman was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1841. He be in an almost constant sufferer from asthma, in 1888 came to Colorado in search of health and located in Walsenburg and remained here until 1890 when he returned to his native home but found the climate there was totally unsuited to his malady and so remained there only 11 months when he again came to Walsenburg. In 1894 he bought a half interest in the furniture store of Ramsey and Johnson. In 1895 Mr. Workman purchased the remaining half of the business and since that time has conducted the business alone. In 1875, three years before coming to Walsenburg, Mr. Workman was married to Miss Rebecca Moderwell of Stratford, Ontario. To them were born two children, Catherine and Thomas, both of whom still remain at home. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and interment made in the Masonic Cemetery at this place. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The deceased was taken sick only Wednesday with pneumonia, which with a complication of other diseases caused his death.

Workman, Michael E. (Dr.)
Michael E. Workman - Denver Post - October 5, 2008 - Dr. Michael E. Workman passed on September 25, 2008. Born on October 14, 1941 in Trinidad, CO to Manuel R. Workman and Julia Williams. He is survived by his daughters, Traci, of Englewood, CO, Jackie, of Lakewood, CO, Bobbi, of Dallas, TX, six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and his life partner, Donna Roberts, of Morrison, CO. Funeral arrangements will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

Worley, Cordia
Cordia Worley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2017 - Cordia Worley, 47, passed away Jan. 14, 2016. Survived by her son, Caleb Worley; and other family members. At her request cremation. A celebration of her life at a later date.

Worley, James Hamilton Jr.
James Hamilton Worley, Jr. - Chronicle News - July 16, 2008 - James Hamilton Worley, Jr., was called to paradise on July 13, 2008 at the age of 65. Jim was born in Akron, Ohio on May 16, 1943 to James and Hazel (Simones) Worley. He graduated from Northfork-Elkhor High School in 1962. Jim joined the United States Air Force in 1963 and served his country with honor, respect and pride. He served in Vietnam from April 1968 to April 1969. In 1987 he retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant. Jim took pride in all he did, always giving one hundred percent, nothing less was acceptable. He loved all aspects of life, especially after meeting the love of his life and soulmate Susan LePlatt in July of 1964. They were united in marriage on May 25, 1966 and shared 42 years of love and companionship. They raised four children together sharing with them their values and morals to be admired. Nothing gave Jim more joy than spending time with his wife, children and beautiful grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Hazel Worley, brother Jerry, sister Mary Alice and Aunt Elsie. He is survived by his beloved wife Suesan (LePlatt) Worley, Trinidad, sisters Wanda Craft, Dayton, OH, Charlotte (Chuck) Scott, Bear Creek, NC, four children James (Doreen) Worley, Trinidad, Russell (Lynn) Worley, Denver, Dwayne (Christi) Worley, Trinidad, Lisa (Jess) Cannon, Trinidad, grandchildren James Daniel, Timothy Russell, Nathan Taylor, Julianne Nicole, Sydney Grace, Jaxson Tyler, Laura Ann Romero and Shawna Martinez, great- granddaughter Dalsenayah Breeze, mother-in-law Bernice LePlatt, brothers and sisters-in-law Audie (Kaye) LePlatt, Trinidad, Daryl (Becky) LePlatt, Trinidad, Sandra (Tom) Wunch, Ft. Collins, and Renee (Ernie) Hamman, special aunt Erma Evans and special friends Tom and Pat Fenwick and Dr. Sally Fabec and staff, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Stonewall Community Cemetery with Alan Bachoroski officiating. Immediately following services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Stonewall Fire Department. Pallbearers are Audie LePlatt, Dustin LePlatt, Wade LePlatt, Daryl LePlatt, Clayton LePlatt, Ernie Hamman, Little Ernie and Tom Wunch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fisher House, a comfort home for family members of hospitalized military veterans at 1055 Clermont St & 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80220.

Worm, Beverly Kay
Beverly Kay Worm - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2015 - Beverly Kay Worm, 75, passed away in her home early Tuesday morning with her husband of 56 years, Carroll Worm, by her side. Fortunate circumstances recently allowed her to be visited by her sisters, Virleen Burke, Connie Friedman; and sister-in-law, Patricia Garner. She will see her sister, Lorraine Stroman; brother, Ken Garner; son, Alex; and grandsons, Christopher and Joshua in heaven. Her children, Thane and Camas; grandchildren Jeremy, Kaylea and Alexis; and great-granddaughter, Lillian, will remember her wonderful life. Born in Boone, Iowa, Beverly was a glee club singer, dancer, creative cook, world traveler, teacher and artist. She earned a master’s degree in education and art at Adams State College in Alamosa. Her gallery worthy watercolors will endure her. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home.

Wormington, Vicki L.
Vicki L. Spinuzzi Wormington - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2016 - Vicki L. Spinuzzi Wormington, 65, passed away Feb. 11, 2016. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Complete announcement later.

Worthington, Howard
Howard Worthington – Walsenburg World – August 3, 1911 – Mr. Howard Worthington, a carpenter of Walsenburg was severely hurt some time ago by falling from a roof. He was taken to the hospital at Pueblo where lockjaw set in and he died Monday night.

Woyewodzic, Frank Karl
Frank Karl Woyewodzic - Chronicle News - September 22, 2003 - Frank Karl Woyewodzic, former Trinidad resident, passed away on September 18, 2003 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colorado at the age of 93. He was born on January 26, 1910 in Laliki Tatra Mountains, Poland to Jozef and Anna (Wojtas) Wojewodzic. In 1931, Frank was drafted to play professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He later became a member of the Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees. For 48 years, Frank worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was also an avid fisherman and loved to garden with flowers. Preceding Frank in death are his parents, brothers Walter Valdous Wojewodzic, Louis Wojewodzic and Edwin Jozef Woyewodzic. Frank is survived by his three nephews, Robert Wuyewodzic and wife, JoAnn of Lewis, Colo., John Thomas of Van Nuys, Calif., and Ed Woyewodzic of Richardson, Tex.; his great-niece, Robin Duran and husband, Mark; great-nephews, Kelly and Chris Woyewodzic, and Chad and Steven Woyewodzic; and his great-great-niece Samantha Duran. He leaves his sister, Emily Thomas of Van Nuys, Calif.; and numerous cousins in the Denver area. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m.-Noon at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, September 24, 2003 with Word and Communion Services at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Brother Harry Gonzales presiding. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wren, Edd
Edd Wren - Chronicle News - March 15, 2005 - Edd Wren, age 91, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on March 12, 2005. He was born in Troy, Colorado on September 2, 1913 to Cleotilde (Montoya) and Juan Wren. On July 31, 1964 Edd was united in marriage to Jennie Roybal in Trinidad, Colorado. Edd was a rancher in Kim, Colorado most of his life. He loved cattle and horses. Edd liked to cook and work on machinery especially tractors. Preceding him in death are parents, Cleotilde and Juan Wren; wife Jennie Wren; sister Flora Velarde; and brother Simon Wren. Survivors are children, Delores (Gene) Torres, Las Vegas, NM, Bobbie Jo (Matthew) Romero, Golondrinas, NM, Teddie (Steve) Gallegos, Trinidad, Carlos (Lucy) Wren, Trinidad, Ronnie Wren, Kim, Co.; sisters Cleo Montoya, Trinidad, Carmen Torres, Trinidad, Madeline Lucero, Trinidad; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren numerous; nieces; nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 7:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Romero, Luke Romero, Manuel Gallegos, Harold Thomason II, Alfonso Benevidez, John McDonald, Michael John Allen and Geno Torres. Active pallbearers are Eric Montoya, Matthew Romero, Steve Gallegos, Phil Montoya, Ken LaCrue and Richard Gallegos. The family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wrich, Rita
Rita Wrich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2015 - Rita Wrich. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Mountain Shadows Baptist, Pueblo West.

Wright, Art (Child of)
Child of Art Wright – Walsenburg World – January 8, 1903 – Died a Grey Creek, Colorado, Monday, December 29, 1902, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Art Wright.

Wright, B. T.
B. T. Wright – Walsenburg World – January 24, 1905 – Gardner News – Announcement of the death of B. T. Wright at Glen Rose, Texas, January 11, was received this week. Having been ill the past year he and his wife went south last month hoping the change of climate would be beneficial. His brother, Charles Wright, at whose home he was staying, surrounded his last days with all the comforts mortal hands can give. His early life was spent in Scott County, Kentucky, where he was born in September 1837. In 1859 he went to Texas and spent two years as a Ranger, but when the Civil War broke out he joined the Kentucky Volunteers, and served until its end. In 1867 he married Miss Marion Sharp of Shelby County, Missouri, and made his home there until moving to the Huerfano in 1880, where he made a host of warm and true friends. After 18 years he moved to White Water, Colorado, and became engaged in the hotel business. This was his home at the time of his death, although, on his special and last request, he was laid to rest in Texas. Many tender expressions of sympathy and respect have been shown there and here in his old home.

Wright, Betty M.
Betty M. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2017 - Betty M. Wright died peacefully on Aug. 20, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 85. Betty is survived by her husband, Glenn Chester Wright; children, David (Mary Thai) Wright of Garden City, Kan., Darryl (Cheryl) Wright of Pueblo, Colo., Doug (Loye) Wright of Pueblo, Colo., and Dawn (Loren Risenhoover) Dickerson of Albuquerque, N.M. She also is survived by grandchildren, Nick (Jessi) Wright, Brian (Brittany) Wright, Elizabeth Dickerson, Evan Wright, Annie Wright, Emma Wright, Hannah Risenhoover and Nathan Risenhoover; and great-grandson, Wade Wright. Betty was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and raised in Victor, Colo. After graduating from high school in 1950, she attended Barnes Business School. On Aug. 21, 1954, she married the love of her life and they moved to Pueblo. Betty was accomplished at many mediums of needlework. She was actively involved with the VMCC (Vintage Motor Car Club of America) and served as treasurer for many years. Betty enjoyed traveling and being a "snow bird" after all the children left home. Betty will always be remembered for her quick wit. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006, with a reception to follow at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, CO 81006 (across from Roselawn Funeral Home). James Slack will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or by calling 1-800-342-2383.

Wright, Burton
Burton L. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2015 - Burton L. Wright, 82, passed away Dec. 19, 2015. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Glenda L. Wright; children, Terril (Martyn) Irvine of Pueblo, Ronda Knowlton of Fowler and Sandra (Benjamin) Artichoker of Brighton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Addie Gibson; sister-in-law, Sharon Gibson; and nephew, Gary Gibson. Burton was born to Hubert and Lily Wright on Feb. 19, 1933, in Pueblo. A U.S. Navy veteran and owner/operator of B. Wright Ranches. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private interment, Wright Ranch in Powderhorn, Colo. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Banner Baptist Missionary Church.

Wright, C. A. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. A. Wright – Walsenburg World – August 10, 1906 – Mrs. C. A. Wright, who has resided in Huerfano County for the past 25 years and was known and liked by all, died at her home in Rouse Monday morning. Mrs. Wright lived in Walsenburg many years, her husband being the station agent for the Rio Grande at this place. “Dad” Wright, as he was familiarly called, held down almost every Rio Grande station in the county and no matter how bleak the post Mrs. Wright was always there to cheer things up. The funeral was held in Trinidad from the home of her son, Art Wright.

Wright, Elaine F.
Elaine F. Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2015 - Elaine F. Wright, 67, passed away April 12, 2015. She was born Feb. 16, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Anderson and Jacqueline Burrell; and brothers, Russell Anderson, Michael Anderson and Timothy Anderson. Elaine is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Burrell and Jody Burrell; her children, Theodore Wright, Michael Wright, Anthony Wright and Brandon Wright; numerous grandchildren, one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends who will miss Elaine dearly.

Wright, Evelyn Ann
Evelyn Ann Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 2017 - Evelyn Ann Wright, 92, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Wilbur "Willie" Wright; her parents, Anton and Jennie Brunovich; and sisters, Eileen McDonald, Jennie Tekavec and Elsie Grabyan. She worked as a bookkeeper at CF&I for over 34 years. Evelyn learned all about baseball, basketball, football and how to fish from her husband. She enjoyed going to all the high school and college games with him. Evelyn is survived by her children, Linda Kay Heine and Robert Wayne Wright; grandchildren, Paul, Laura, Christopher and Leslie; and great- grandchildren, Kameron, Mikkala, Brooklyn and Dylan. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with a visitation to begin at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to give a special thank you to Primrose Retirement Community and New Century Hospice.

Wright, G. G.
G. G. Wright – Walsenburg World – October 9, 1919 – Death of G. G. Wright – Father of County Superintendent, Mrs. Martha Thorne Passes Away – Mr. G. G. Wright of 946 Claremont Pl., Pueblo, CO, died at his home Monday morning. Mr. Wright is the father of our County Superintendent, Mrs. Martha Thorne. Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased in Pueblo on Wednesday morning and also at the M. E. Church in rye, Colorado, in the afternoon. Mr. Wright was 61 years old at the time of his death. Mrs. Thorne has been at the bedside of her father for some two weeks past. The bereaved have the sympathy of the many friends in Walsenburg.

Wright, H.
H. Wright – Walsenburg World – February 27, 1913 – Word was received on Saturday morning that Superintendent H. Wright of the Trinchera Estate had been seriously injured at the mill. A special engine and caboose was ordered out of LaVeta with Dr. S. J. Lamme, and on arrival at Carr Spur the injured man was placed on board and the train hurried back to LaVeta so as to make connection with the regular train for Pueblo. He reached Pueblo alive and was hurried to the Minnequa Hospital where he died that night.

Wright, John J.
John J. Wright – Walsenburg World – February 24, 1916 – John J. Wright Is Killed – On Monday afternoon about 1 o’clock John J. Wright, Deputy Sheriff and County Jailer, was shot in front of the Klein Hotel by Homer Potts. Mr. Wright was shot through the stomach and intestines with a .45 Colt revolver; was taken to the hospital at Pueblo and died there at 11 o’clock Monday evening. Wright had just come in an automobile with George Blickhahn up to the sidewalk in front of the cigar store at the west of the hotel and was looking into the window, when Potts came out of the hotel with his gun in his hand, walked up to Wright, turned him around and shot him. Mr. Wright fell to the sidewalk and Potts stood over him with his smoking gun in his hand, still pointed at his victim. Just than William Krier came out of his shoe shop and called to Potts: “For God sake Potts cut that out.” Mr. Potts then walked into the hotel and handed two guns to Birmie Klein. Shortly afterwards he was arrested by S. Martinez and Manuel Valdez. Mr. Potts has been working south of town and on Monday rode into town with a horse which he had borrowed at the Arnold Ranch. He had a Winchester strapped to the saddle. He left this outfit at J. W. Stewart’s barn. The body of John Wright was brought back to Walsenburg Tuesday evening and funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at this place. John J. Wright was born at Palmyra, Missouri, on September 17, 1868. The Wright family moved to Colorado in the spring of 1880 when John was 12 years of age and settled at Sharpsdale where they bought a piece of land and went into the business of agriculture and cattle raising. John spent the early days of his life in Colorado as a cowboy working mostly for the William Green and Claudia Hart outfits. In 1889 Mr. Wright and Mr. Walter Houser bought the Sig Newman outfit and with his family John moved to the cow camp at Placer. In 1900 he returned to Walsenburg where he has been living since. In 1889 Mr. Wright was married to Miss Maud Higgins at Walsenburg. From this union two children were born who survive their father. They are Eva Miriam Wright and John J. Wright Jr. Beside his wife and two children Mr. Wright is survived by three brothers, Hans Wright of Montrose, Colorado, Harry Wright of Walsenburg, and Ben Wright of Whiteside, Colorado, and by two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Woodring and Mrs. Lizzie Mahannah, both of Whiteside, Colorado, who are expected here today for the funeral. For the past 15 years Mr. Wright has been a deputy sheriff under Sheriff J. B. Farr; from 1908 to 1909 he was water commissioner for this district; and from that time to this has been in active service in the sheriff’s office as a deputy, and as jailer at the county jail. Here, by his uniform, kind treatment, and courteous actions, he won the respect of all those unfortunates who came under his care. The entire community was most profoundly shocked by his untimely death. Walsenburg World – February 24, 1916 – Card of Thanks – We desire to express our thanks to our many friends and to all who were so kindly disposed and solicitous for us during the trying time following the death of our husband and father. Words fail to express our appreciation and we can only say, “We thank you.” Mrs. John J. Wright and family. Walsenburg World – June 29, 1916 – Potts Admitted to Bail – Homer Potts, who is now awaiting trial in the District Court for the killing of John Wright was yesterday admitted to bail on order of the court. The amount of the bond was fixed at $7,500. Mr. Potts left immediately for Trinidad in the company with his attorney, Judge Henry Hunter, where he will prepare his defense. His trial has been set for the October term. Walsenburg World – November 16, 1916 – District Court Will Convene Monday – The Trial of Homer Potts For Murder of John Wright Is Set for Trial – Regular Panel of Jurors Not Adequate – Special Veneres Expected to Be Utilized in Order to Secure Sufficient Jurors – The regular October term of the District Court which was postponed on account of the election until November 15, was continued until Monday of next week. At the opening of the court Monday morning it is expected that the case of Homer Potts will be taken up. Although there is the regular panel of jurors, it is not expected that these will be sufficient to secure a jury satisfactory to both the state and the defense. Homer Potts shot and killed John Wright in front of the Klein Hotel last summer at the noon hour. Both men had formerly been associated together in the Sheriff’s office and as jailer’s at the County Jail. Owing to reasons which may or may not be brought out at the trial, a deadly feud arose between the two men. Wright at one time shot and left Potts for dead on the floor of the courthouse. The bullet had struck Potts on the spinal cord and temporarily paralyzed him. He recovered at the Pueblo Hospital and returned to Walsenburg. Wright is said to have threatened Potts. On the day of the tragedy, Potts was preparing to leave town and go to the country. Unfortunately at this time Wright came up in an automobile and alighted just in front of the hotel with the intention of entering the cigar store and securing a smoke. Potts saw his enemy and came out of the hotel with a gun in his hand. And the tragedy was enacted. The trial of Mr. Potts will be watched closely and with interest by the people of this county. Mr. Potts also, while of a more taciturn disposition, had many friends, and these of course, are of the opinion that Mr. Potts shot in self-defense, being in fear of reports that had been carried to him of the intentions of Mr. Wright.

Wright, Miriam Francis
Miriam Francis Wright – Walsenburg World – October 7, 1915 – Obituary – Mrs. Miriam Francis Wright was born in Marion County, Missouri, May 11, 1846. In 1867 she married Benjamin Wright, who died several years later in Texas. She came to Colorado in 1880 and located at Sharpsdale in Huerfano County where she lived a number of years. The balance of her days were spent in Whitewater, Colorado where she moved in 1897 as proprietor of the hotel, which she operated with much success. Mrs. Wright was a member of the Methodist Church, a lovable woman of a charming quiet disposition and was loved by many friends in the communities in which he lived. She died of cancer of the stomach, Saturday night, October 2, 1915 at her home at the age of 69 years. She was the mother of 10 children, six of whom are living. They are Mrs. Eli Mahannah and Ben Wright of Whitewater, Hance Wright of Montrose, John and Harry Wright of Walsenburg and Mrs. Manuel Woodring of Unaweep Canyon. Her body was brought to Gardner Tuesday where it was laid to rest by three of her children. The little Methodist Church at Gardner was filled to overflowing by the entire community who gathered to show their love and sympathy. Walsenburg World – October 7, 1915 – Card of Thanks – We desire to express our thanks to the many friends who were a help and a comfort in our bereavement at the death of our mother. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright and children, Mrs. Eli Mahannah, Mrs. Woodring, and Mrs. Ben Wright.

Wright, Nancy
Nancy Wright – Pueblo Chieftain – April 28, 1919 – Died – Wright, Mrs. Nancy, age 34 years, died at local hospital April 27. Body at Davis-Vories.

Wright, Paul Eugene
Paul Eugene Wright - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2014 - Paul Eugene Wright, 87, born May 29, 1927; passed away peacefully Oct. 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Fannie Wright; brothers, James and Thomas; and sister, Evelyn. He is survived by his son, Ed Wright; grandchildren, Nicolas “Niko” Wright, Mequela “Mikki” Wright; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Chaseley; sister-in-law, Marion; nieces, Suzanne (Dave) Kofoed, Janet (Steve) Johnson, Sherrie (Glen) Black; as well as numerous other relatives. Paul served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he served on the USS Frost and the 2nd USS Leyte. At Paul’s request, cremation with no service. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Wright, Sean Michael
Sean Michael Wright - Chronicle News - February 17, 2010 - Sean Michael Wright, age 37, passed away unexpectedly in Cheyenne, Wyoming on February 14, 2010. He was born in Brush, Colorado on December 18, 1972 to Helen (Gibson) and Dusty W. Wright. He attended area schools graduating from Trinidad High School in 1991. He then attended Trinidad State Junior College, graduating in 1995 with an Associates Degree. He moved to Loveland, Colorado, where he was employed as a computer technician for Hewlett Packard. Sean moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he resided until his death., Survivors are parents, Helen and Dusty Wright, Trinidad; sister Tammy Wright; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends including best friend, John Howsare. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2010 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Hadad, Jim Jones, Jack Mihoover, Nick Mihoover and Robert Canterbury. Active pallbearers are Robert Lee, Rick Carreon, Ralph Sandoval, Duke Wright, Ryan Wright and John Howsare. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Wright, Tommy Ray
Tommy Ray Wright - Chronicle News - December 22, 2008 - Tommy Ray Wright, 47, died Dec. 18, 2008, in Trinidad. He was born November 6, 1961, in Marshall, Mich. to Lee Wright and Ethel Guilford Wright Castillo. He graduated from Marshall High School. He married Mary Ridolfi in 1993 in Las Vegas. They resided in St. Croix, Galveston, Texas, and in Trinidad. Tommy was a general contractor and master carpenter. He was an avid fisherman, a loving father, husband, uncle and friend. He was known for his acts of kindness and goodwill to his family, friends and community members in need. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his father Lee Wright, father-in-law Bernardino Ridolfi, sister-in-law Barbara Ridolfi and niece Catherine (Cady) Raye. He is survived by his wife Mary Bernadette Ridolfi, children Matthew James Wright, Dylan Thomas Wright and Michael McMillan, his mother Ethel Castillo and step-father John Castillo of Michigan, mother-in-law Louise Ridolfi of Trinidad, brother Dennis Lee Wright of Indiana, sister Sue (Bob) Wright Osborne of Michigan, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Gina Raye, Rita Stephens, Doug Ridolfi, Bernard Ridolfi, Valerie Ridolfi, Michael and Kathy Duffy and Dave and Anna Montoya, nephews and nieces, Stephen Osborne, Luke Raye, Rhett Ridolfi, Zachary Ridolfi, Sean Ridolfi, Ryan Ridolfi, Stephanie Osborne, Tina (Bill) Johnson, Ivory Raye, Cara (Jason) Salapich, Christa (Eric) Cortez, Deidra Montoya, Molly Smith, Aleeza and Jennifer Stephens, Jane Zanchi, Rachel Ridolfi and Marissa Ridolfi. And many others family members survive. Vigil will be Monday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimbo Carr, Ron Edwards, John Raye, Dave Montoya, Doug Ridolfi and Luke Raye. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Quintero, Manuel Reveteriano, Danny Libby, David Hulstine, George Gonzalez, Billy Heckman, John Schneitman, Frank Modica, Frankie Kohler, Clark Richardson, Steve Quigley, Rick Harris, Pepe Aguirre, Terry Gumlich and George Sudar. The family may be contacted at 704 W. Baca St. or the Rayes at 708 W. Baca St. Cards may be sent to: Mary, Dylan and Matthew Wright at 704 W. Baca St., Trinidad, CO 81082. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Writer, Jasper A.
Jasper A. Writer – Pueblo Chieftain – March 20, 1919 – Secretary C. F. & I. Dies in Pueblo – J. A. Writer, Also Treasurer of Company, Has Been in Hospital Here Since First of Year – Jasper A. Writer, age 61 years, secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company died at the Minnequa hospital last night after several months serious illness. Death was due to heart disease. Mr. Writer was stricken seriously ill in January and was brought to Pueblo from his home in Denver and taken to the company hospital where the best medical care available was given him. For weeks shortly after being brought to Pueblo his life was despaired of and physicians entertained very little hope of his recovery, even partially. Mr. Writer has been connected with the Colorado Fuel and Iron company for the past 37 years. He joined the company in Pueblo in 1881 when the company was known as the Colorado Coal and Iron company. He remained in this city three years when he was transferred to Denver where he since has maintained his residence and offices. He is survived by a widow and two children, a son, Jasper, Jr., and a daughter, Miss Margaret. All members of the family were present at his bedside when he died. The body will be sent to Denver today by the McCarthy Undertaking company and the burial will take place in that city. Pueblo Chieftain – March 21, 1919 – Funeral Notices – The body of Jasper A. Writer was forwarded yesterday to Denver by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Plymouth Congregational church in Denver.

Wukovich, Helen A.
Helen A. Wukovich - The Commercial Appeal - April 3, 2014 - Helen A. Wukovich, age 85 of Salida, passed away on Wednesday March 26, 2014 in Arvada, Colorado surrounded by family members. Mrs. Wukovich was born March 25, 1929 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Robert and Mary Courtney. Helen married Thomas L. Wukovich on June 11, 1947 in Taos, NM who preceded her in death on April 20, 1984. She was a member of Topaz Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Salida Community Christian Church. Mrs. Wukovich was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son Robert Wukovich. She is survived by her son Thomas L. (Jamie) Wukovich of Memphis, TN, grandchildren Brian and wife Tonya, Amy and husband Robbie, Robert and wife Nivia and Patrick and wife Letitia. 12 great grandchildren, sisters Margaret Snyder of Arvada, CO, Tina Giles of Nathrop, CO, five nephews and families of Arvada, Westminster and Englewood, Colorado. Funeral Services are set for 2:00 PM Saturday March 29, 2014 at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Interment and further services will take place in Memphis TN. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to HRRMC Auxiliary through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Wyant, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Wyant - The Gazette - February 2, 2007 - The Honorable Ralph E. Wyant, Mayor of Boone, CO born July 9, 1935, left this life suddenly on January 30, 2007. Retired from Dana Corporation after 40 years of service, "Earl" was very active in the community and his church. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Earl is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Sandra Louise, his three children, Kelly Jo Levar, Russell Earl Wyant, and Misty June Wyant, his son-in-law Michael Anthony Levar, and his pride and joy, granddaughter Geneva Lynn, and grandson Michael Earl. He is also survived by his sister, Leona Miller, and three brothers, Walter, Benny, and Eugene, as well as a large extended family and a community of friends and neighbors. Memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by a luncheon on Saturday Feb. 3rd, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Avondale United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Boone Volunteer Fire Department.

Wyant, Sandra Louise
Sandra Louise Schade Wyant - The Gazette - January 8, 2009 - Sandra Louise (Schade) Wyant born June 28, 1942 to the late Robert M. Schade and the late H. Grace (Morgan) Schade passed from this world December 18 to join her beloved husband Ralph E. Wyant in everlasting life. Sandra leaves behind her three children, daughter, Kelly Jo Levar and her husband Michael, son, Russell Earl Wyant and his wife Christy (Sanders), and daughter, Misty June Wyant. Sandra also leaves her pride and joy, granddaughter, Geneva Lynn Levar and grandson, Michael Earl Levar. Sandra is survived by two sisters, Ardith Ann Schade and Kathy Lee Vincent with her husband Wayne, and preceded in death by her sister Candus Rae Garrett. Her nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews as well as cousins, aunts and uncles, also survive her. Sandra will be missed by a host of relatives and well as countless friends and neighbors touched by her loving and charitable nature. Sandra was very active in the Boone and Avondale communities; having served as Avondale Elementary Secretary for 30 some years, and being the wife of the Mayor of Boone and the mother of three active children. She was especially active in the Avondale Methodist Church as a member, the treasurer and the choir director for many years. The Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the Avondale United Methodist Church in Avondale CO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations by made to the Avondale Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Wyant, William E.
William E. Wyant - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2017 - William E. Wyant, 69, went to be with his Lord on March 23, 2017. Survived by wife, Virginia; uncles, Benny and Eugene; brothers, Earnest and Larry; sister, Tammy; daughters, Clarann, Beverly and Phyllis (Jesse); son, Richard; grandchildren, Chad (Lee Ann), Megan (Casey), Cody (Shannon), Chelsea, Ryan, Tyler, Jacob and Andrew; great-grandsons, Liam, Xane and Torin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Mountain Shadows Baptist Church, 947 N. Gantts Fort Ave., Pueblo West, 81007.

Wyatt, Lorraine
Lorraine Reyes Wyatt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2015 - Lorraine Reyes Wyatt, 58, passed away Dec. 10, 2015. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born March 18, 1957, to proud parents, Julian and Perfilia Reyes who preceded her in death. Survived by her husband, James Wyatt; children, Genevieve, Roberta, Petrina, Pete and Raquel; seven siblings; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends. Celebration of life, 1 p.m. Thursday at Angelus Chapel. Pastor Larry Ruiz, officiating.

Wyatt, P-Roe
P-Roe Wyatt - Denver Post - September 17, 2009 - The remarkable P-Roe Wyatt, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Canon City, on Friday, September 11, 2009, surrounded by her family. P-Roe was born in Walsenburg, Colorado to Berda and Frank Cardinal. She is survived by her husband, Kon Wyatt, Jr. and her children. Private family memorial will be held. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Wyckoff, Anna Jean
Anna Jean Wyckoff - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 2017 - Anna Jean Wyckoff, 81, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Wyckoff, Jolene
Jolene Nicole Pineda Wyckoff - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2017 - Jolene Nicole Pineda Wyckoff, 29, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2017. A lifetime Puebloan, born Feb. 18, 1988, to proud parents, Joseph and Sandra Pineda. She was a Centennial High graduate. Jolene enjoyed being with her family. She loved Street Rod cars. Most of all, she loved her children, they were her world. She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Sandra Pineda; her husband, Scott Wyckoff; her children, Espn and Zayden Wyckoff; her brothers, Brandon, Justyn and Bryton Pineda; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved and will miss Jolene dearly. Celebration of Life, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel.

Wycoff, Lucy
Lucy Wycoff – Walsenburg World – February 11, 1915 – Death of Mrs. Wycoff – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, on Wednesday morning at 2:00 a.m., Mrs. H. G. Wycoff, age 70 years, 10 months and 7 days of Bright’s disease and asthma. Mr. and Mrs. Wycoff have lived in Walsenburg for the past 25 years and in that time have become identified with the life of the community, and the whole town mourns the departure of this old time resident and beloved citizen. Miss Lucy Thompson was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, April 3, 1844, and was married to Mr. H. G. Wycoff in October, 1865. The young married couple went to Iowa the same year and lived there until 1890 when they came to Walsenburg to live. Mrs. Wycoff is survived by her husband, Mr. H. G. Wycoff, a veteran of the Civil War, who married his young wife as soon as he received his discharge from the Army, a man now in his 81st year; by two brothers, William and David D. Thompson, who live at Dallas, Texas; by her two sons, D. T. Wycoff of this city and W. N. Wycoff of Greeley, Colorado, by her two daughters, Mrs. Henry Hunter of Trinidad, Colorado, and Mrs. Freeman Sumner of Salt Lake City, Utah. One son, Thomas Wycoff died at Walsenburg, Colorado, in 1893. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the residence of the son, Mr. D. T. Wycoff. The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives and friends of the deceased.

Wycoff, Thomas
Thomas Wycoff – Walsenburg World – April 6, 1893 – Called Home. It is with feeling of the deepest sadness that we record the death on Monday at 8 a. m. of Thomas Wycoff. For a considerable lime he has been troubled with an ailment of the head attended with pain and partial deafness, but never awakening serious apprehension. Since his return from his studies at the medical university at Louisville, Kentucky, a month ago he has gradually failed. It is about two weeks that he has been confined to the house, but even to Sunday evening was able to walk about the room. An abscess had meanwhile formed which broke on Sunday, discharging from the ear and bringing relief from the pain from which he had constantly suffered. To the friends this boded good, but not to the invalid who four days before felt that the end was nearing. Nor did it deceive the physician, who with brotherly faithfulness had attended him during his illness. It also gave the quiet hours in which he was enabled to open his heart to the dear ones of the family, to talk calmly and cheerfully of the parting and to bid each one a loving adieu. The family have been residents of Walsenburg for a number of years. Thomas since 188? has been the senior member of the firm of Wycoff brothers, druggists. Last fall he left home for a course of medical study with a view of entering the profession, and devoted himself untiringly to his studies till his return for a vacation. He was a young man of good mental gifts, sterling integrity and of unblemished morals, beloved by all who knew him. Few have a brighter future than that which seemed to open before him, or have greater assurances of a successful career. But God's ways are not our ways and the brightness and hope of our dim earth has been exchanged, as we trust, for the greater brightness and the richer privileges of the city of light and glory. A sad blow has fallen in the home where he was the eldest child, more sad that it was the first break in the fond circle. More loved, more missed because of his worth, yet every attractive trait will appear more beautiful as seen through the tears of bereavement. The funeral services were attended from the residence at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Rev. Joseph Gaston officiating. The address from the words of the apostle Paul, “For me to die is gain,” was full of tender, encouraging thoughts. Mr. and Mrs. Danford, with Mrs. Forbes at the piano, sung tenderly appropriate hymns. The floral offerings were beautiful. There was a large attendance, especially of the young people. After the services the Knights of Pythias, of which the deceased was an honored member, took charge of the remains and bore them to their quiet resting place in the city cemetery. Lonely and sad for many a day will be the home he graced, yet bright and cherished will be the memory of the manly, loyal and affectionate son and brother.

Wylie, Nettie
Nettie Wylie – Walsenburg World – March 30, 1893 – Died a week ago Monday, Miss Nettie, daughter of Robert Wylie. The funeral occurred on Wednesday. She was born in Michigan and lacked only eight days of being 20 years of age. The family came here from Pueblo. She was a young lady of sterling qualities and attended to much of the business of the family. The parents, sisters and three brothers have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their grief. Hers was a loving Christian character and she has gone to a happier home. There was a large attendance at the funeral.

Wynkoop, Dawn
Dawn Wynkoop - The Gazette - November 30, 2007 - Dawn Wynkoop, 54, passed away November 24, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Weisbaden, Germany on September 12, 1953. Much of her life was spent as an RN in the mental health field. She lived in Denver, Colorado Springs, Walsenburg, and Pueblo. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Ashley, her parents, Dean and Elizabeth Wynkoop, her sisters; Holly and Teri Taylor, her nieces; Jennifer and Jillian Taylor, and nephews; Sean, Joshua and Ryan Taylor, and several great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held in Colorado Springs on Friday, November 30th at 2:00 pm.

Wynn, John
John Wynn – Walsenburg World – February 23, 1893 – John Wynn, better known as “Jake Miller,” dropped dead at his shanty on Tuesday from heart disease. He was born at Lebanon, New Hampshire and was 55 years of age. He served in the Union Army during the War of the Rebellion with credit. After the war he worked at carpentering and at one time held a prominent place on railroad work. Since coming to Rouse he has worked by spells, but his enemy, the appetite for liquor, proved his cruel master. We shall always remember his presence at one of our prayer meetings and the earnest manner in which he besought prayer in his behalf. He was a kind hearted man who deserved a better ending. Whose was the blame?

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