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Nadine Zabukovic - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2015 - Nadine Zabukovic, 90, passed away April 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Vera Heitch and Kay Stachurski. Survived by her husband of 67 years, Albert; and son, Chuck Zabukovic; special niece, Nola Zanelli. Nadine was an RN, working for Dr. Gardener’s practice and a member of the Corwin Nursing Alumni. She was a wonderful wife, a caring person and a loving mother. “Thank you” to the nurses at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Dr. Lesley Wood. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, St. Mary Catholic Church, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements, George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Ruth "Lorraine" Zabukovic - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 2017 - Ruth "Lorraine" Zabukovic passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Lorraine was born on Sept. 12, 1927, to the union of Walter and Grace Hall. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William A. Zabukovic in 1982. Also preceded in death by her son, William A. Zabukovic II; her grandchildren, Tracey and Cassandra Zabukovic; her brothers, Walter (Mildred) Hall, Vern (Jeanne) Hall, Harold (Velma) Hall; her brothers-in law, Raymond (Mollie) Zabukovic, Walter Zabukovic, Richard Zabukovic, Louie Zabukovic; and her sisters-in-law, Lillian (Frank) Russ, Evelyn (Joe) Yengich; and special nephew, Frankie (Arlene) Zabukovic. She is survived by her son, Dennis (Jacci) Zabukovic; her grandchildren, Ryan (Karlie) Zabukovic, Dr. Brandon (Shelly) Zabukovic, Kerstien Zabukovic; her great-grandchildren, Laine Zabukovic, Quinn Zabukovic, Ezra J. Zabukovic, Saul Zabukovic; her sisters-in-law, Audrey Zabukovic and Lucille Zabukovic; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends; and her faithful pet, Daisy. Lorraine worked as an office manager at Medical Specialties Group for many years. As one of Pueblo's best softball players, she was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame in 1991. Lorraine loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed. A memorial service for Lorraine is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Lorraine's memory to: Paws for Life; Southern Colorado Spay/Neuter Clinic or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Zacarias, Rafael Diaz
Rafael Diaz Zacarias – Chronicle News – June 2, 2015 – Rafael Diaz Zacarias, age 56, was called to be with our Lord, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Pueblo, Colo. after fighting a long battle with cancer. His family was at his side until the end. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Comi Funeral Home – June 4, 2015 – Rafael Diaz Zacarias, age 56,was called to be with our Lord, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 2015 in Pueblo, CO after fighting a long battle with cancer. His family was at his side until the end. He was born in Villa Garcia Zacatecas, Mexico on October 23, 1958. In 1995, Rafael met Maria, the love of his life. He then took the role of being the best father to her two baby girls, Annette and Alexandra. In time, his family grew as they welcomed a beautiful baby boy Jesus and soon after, a loving baby girl Amy. In his free time, Rafael enjoyed being with his family and friends, fishing, hosting Sunday BBQ’s, taking his getaway trips, being a father and making memories with his wife. His number one goal was to teach his children the true meaning of “Family”. He was a hardworking man and anyone who knew him could see the passion he had. His contagious smile will always be remembered and he will always be deeply missed by every ones hearts he touched. Preceding him in death is brother Juan Carlos Zacarias. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved spouse, Maria Olivas, his four children, Annette Olivas, Alexandra Olivas, Jesus Diaz and Amy Diaz. Also surviving is mother Aurora Zacarias Ordaz, sisters Ma de Lourdes Diaz Zacarias, Martha Diaz Zacarias, Luz Elena Diaz Zacarias, brothers Fransisco Javier Diaz Zacarias, Jesus Diaz Zacarias, Juan Manuel Diaz Zacarias, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7PM at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jesus Diaz, Luis Carlos Olivas, Fernando Porras, Pete Padilla and Alonso Olivas. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zacharias, Jacob R.
Jacob R. Zacharias - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2016 - Jacob R. Zacharias passed away Oct. 24, 2016. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Carol; daughter, Jerrienne LeBlanc; grandsons, Michael Wilson and Stephen Wagner; four brothers and one sister. He is survived by wife, Thelma; daughters, Sharel (Jerry) Gaither, Tiffany (Ryan) McCarthy; stepchildren, Rose (Richard) Lilly, Amy (Marc) Pauli, Rodney (Carolyn) Aragon and Dominic (Jennifer) Leonardelli; grandchildren, Gina Wilson, Felicia and Xavier Saccamanno and Janet Vasquez; great-grandchildren, Jacob Bonner, Teagan McCarthy and Jett Wilson; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his “special” great-grand-daughter, Isabella Kilfoy-Saccamanno; brothers, Calvin, Harold (Carolyn), Daniel; sisters, Eola Cross, Edna Goff; sons-in-law, Ted LeBlanc, Patrick Wilson; brothers-in-law, Walt (Catherine) Gomez, Manuel (Marilyn) Gomez, Michael (Marie) Gomez; and many other family and friends. Jacob was an insurance agent and executive for 35 years and a lifelong member of the Seventh- day Adventist Church, where he served as head elder and deacon for many years and in various churches. Thanks to our family and friends for the love you extended to us in our time of need and particularly to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their excellent care and compassion for us all. Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2016, at the Pueblo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O’Neal Ave.
Zacher, Eustice (Dr.)
Dr. Eustice Zacher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2017 - Dr. Eustice Zacher, 73, passed away July 26, 2017. Survived by son, Eustice; and daughter, Ivana; and the mother of his children, LeAnn. Visitation, 9 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017. Service to follow at 10 a.m., Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Roselawn Funeral Home - July 28, 2017 - Dr. Eustice Zacher aka Dr. Evstati Zachariev, passed away at his home in Pueblo, Colorado on July 26, 2017. He was born at home in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 14, 1943. The world was at war and the city was being bombed when his mother gave birth. His father, also a physician, saw patients during the day at the family home in the center of the city and made house calls in the evening. During his childhood Dr. Zacher spent his holidays and summers in a village near Sofia with his two Aunts. He attended school in Sofia through high school, served in the Bulgarian army for two years and then went to Romania where he attended medical school. He was preceded in death by his father Dr. Evstati Zachariev and mother Ivanka Zachariev. Leaving to cherish his memories are his children Eustice Simeon Zacher, Ivana Marie Zacher and the mother of his children LeAnn Marie Zacher. His children were the loves of his life. When his son Eustice was born he retired from medicine to raise his family. A year later he traveled half way around the world to his home country of Bulgaria to adopt his beautiful daughter Ivana. He was hoping to be here on his birthday this year to welcome his grandson Giovanni De Angelis Simeon Niccoli, with his son in law Noah Niccoli. Dr. Zacher’s sister, Dr. Vichra Grabner of Vienna, Austria will also miss him dearly. The happiest times of his life were spent with his family and friends at his ranch in the Wet Mountains of Colorado. Hunting and fishing and his love of nature were passions he shared with his children. Traveling with his family also brought him great joy. One of his most cherished moments was when he was able to attend his son’s graduation from Pueblo County High School on May 27th, 2017. He also cherished his close friend Dave Aldritt, who no matter the circumstances, would take time out of every day to check on Eustice and help him when needed. Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 31 with services to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Roselawn Mortuary Chapel. A reception and light lunch will follow afterwards at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado.
Zakrajsek, Joe John
Joe John Zakrajsek - Pueblo Chieftain - December 5, 2014 - Joe John Zakrajsek, 92, passed away Dec. 2, 2014. Survived by his loving wife, Pat; as well as numerous family members and friends who love him. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.
Zakrasick, Donald F.
Donald F. Zakrasick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2017 - Donald F. Zakrasick, 89, of Pueblo, passed away April 22, 2017. Survived by his wife, Marge "Mary" Zakrasick; daughters, Karen (Ron) Pippin, Jane (Mick) Machado, Judy (Marvin) Laut; grandchildren, Greg Laut, Carrie (Jansen) Schamp, Mia and Lola Machado; great-grand-son, Landon Schamp; sister, Nadine (Frank) Habich; sister-in-law, Patricia Pershin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Angela (Masser) Zakrasick; in-laws, Frank Pershin Sr., and Anna Mae (Jack) Paulovec. Don worked at CF&I for 40 years, retiring in 1984 as the payroll supervisor. He was owner of Zakrasick Income Tax Service for 54 years. His many clients were his second family. Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m., with viewing prior to Mass on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at St. Mary Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
Zakraysck, Richard Allen
Richard Allen Zakraysck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 2014 - Richard Allen, formerly Richard Allen Zakraysck, son of deceased parents, Stanley and Katherine Zakraysck, died on Nov. 18 at 7:10 p.m., leaving behind his cousins, David (Donna and Aaron) Sabosky and Marlene (Dennis) Gaster and their children. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School, Pueblo Central High School and the University of Colorado. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary’s Church. His family wishes, in lieu of flowers, for folks to make a contribution to a charity of their choice.
Zamarripa, Edward J.
Edward J. Zamarripa - Pueblo Chieftain - July 9, 2017 - Edward J. Zamarripa, 75, passed away after a valiant battle against a sudden illness that ravaged his body, on July 3, 2017, in Lakewood, Colo. Ed answered the Lord's summons and surrendered his soul to him. He was surrounded by family that assisted him in that passage. Ed was born in Colorado on Sept. 19, 1941, to Leo and Helen Zamarripa. He graduated from Florence High School in 1959. He went on to higher education at the University of Southern Colorado receiving his BA in History and Geography in 1966, his MS in Management from Florida State University in 1969 and finally his doctorate in Special Education, Law and Policy from the University of Kansas in 1991. Ed spent 30 years of his career as the Director of Finance and Administration at the Life Span Institute, Bureau of Child Research and Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center, and retired from the BCR LSI department at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director Emeritus, Bureau of Child Research in 2010. In total, he spent 41 years with LSI. He also chaired the National Research Center Administrators Group for 25 years, among participation in many other national committees and groups. While being so involved with national organizations and his career, Ed thought about his community, too. He was a Cub Scout leader, coached little league football and served as the treasurer for the Lawrence Track Club, and President of the Lawrence Wrestling Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (nee Moguez) Zamarripa of Lawrence, Kan.; sons, Greg of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kevin of Henderson, Nev.; grand-sons, Keegan and Kaden. He is also survived by family members, Adolph, John, Ben, Tom, Bob and their spouses, Marjorie Herrera, Helen Vigil and spouse, and many nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Helen; and brothers, Ernie, Alfred, Leo and Arthur. Recitation of the Holy rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., both at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church in Pueblo. Inurnment will follow later at Imperial Gardens Cemetery, also in Pueblo. A memorial service will be held in Lawrence, Kan., at a later date.
Lorenza Zamarripa - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 2017 - Lorenza Zamarripa, 87, will be welcomed to heaven by her parents, Pablo Pedroza Huerta and Maria Trinidad Huerta; sister, Anita Huerta Martinez; cousin, Jess Huerta; and brother-in-law, Paul Hernandez. Survived by her husband, John E. Zamarripa; sister, Apolonia (John B.) Martinez; daughters, Jackie Hernandez Berardini, J.D., Janet (Tim) Wilhelm; sons, John Paul (Leighann) Zamarripa, Jeffrey Loran Zamarripa, M.D. (Lynn Lancaster); grandchildren, Christopher (Stephanie) Soliz, Erica (Adam) Jostes, Pharm. D., Michael (Mindy) Berardini, Molly Wilhelm (Heidi Lantry), Alex Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Payton Soliz, Samuel Soliz, Jacob Jostes; nieces and nephews, Jerry Martinez, Donna Martinez, Sandra Martinez, Clarice Martinez (Tim Porter). Our beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend graced our lives with her love, respect and dignity. She was born in Pueblo and graduated from Florence High School in 1948. Lorenza was a charter member and officer of the Cameo Club, a women's service organization for 30 years. She was an active member and officer of the Eagles Women's Auxiliary No. 145 and the Southern Colorado Social Club, and loved going to Cripple Creek! She prayed for us as a member and officer of the Daughters of the King, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and an active member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Lorenza always had time and room in her heart for family and friends and kept in touch with all of us in person and on Facebook or by emailing and texting. Our "energizer bunny" never slowed down until her maker called her home. We will miss her; may she rest in peace. Viewing will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today, April 6, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary Recitation, 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Donations may be made to Cameo Club Scholarship Fund.
Zamora, Betty C.
Betty C. Zamora - Johnson-Romero Funeral Home - February 15, 2017 - Betty C. Zamora of Manzanola, Colorado entered into rest, February 13, 2017 in her Manzanola home surrounded by family. She was born May 24, 1924 in Aguilar, Colorado, to Beatrice and Juan de Dios Cruz. She was 92 years of age. Betty is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Claudio) Vigil and her family Mark, Monica, Erica, Marcus, Shoshawna, Sebastian, Vida, Lorenzo, daughter, Priscilla Paugh and her family, Josh, Bailey, Tyler, Daughter Vicky (Keith) Shirinoka and her family, Andrew, Sean, Avian, Leland, Robert, Caleb, her son, Manual (Dora) Zamora and their family Jude, Michaela, Jude Jr., Dimaggio, son, Johnny Zamora, Selena, Jonathan and Betty’s other grandchildren Chris, Brian, Ruby James, Amber, Mya, James Blea, Sonny Blea, Sister, Rita Castillo, brother in-law John Blea and several nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded by her parents, Beatrice and Juan de Dios Cruz, husband, Manual C. Zamora, children Albert Blea, Veronica Gonzales and Andrew Zamora, granddaughter, Roxanne Blea. Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery, she loves to cook and she was a volunteer at the Manzanola Catholic Church for many years. She especially loved spending time with her family. Betty will be missed by many. A Holy Rosary will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday February 20th at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rocky Ford followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnson-Romero Funeral Home.
Zamora, Daniel David
Daniel David Zamora - Chronicle News - February 10, 2017 - Daniel David Zamora, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2017. Daniel is survived by his siblings, Aurora Sandoval, Connie Greenhood, brothers, Jack Enrietti and Vince Enrietti and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial Service 10 a.m., Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.
Elfigo Zamora – Walsenburg World – August 28, 1902 – Died at Midway Mine, Tuesday, August 26, 1902, Elfigo Zamora, a miner 29 years of age. He was killed in the mine by fall of rock.
Enerina “Lena” Zamora - Chronicle News - October 26, 2011 - Enerina “Lena” Zamora, age 88, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on October 22, 2011. She was born in Starkville, Colorado on October 17, 1923 to Felecita (Montoya) and Leopoldo Romero On May 25, 1941, Lena was united in marriage to Solomon Zamora. She was preceded in death by parents, Felecita and Leopoldo Romero, husband Solomon Zamora, daughter, Mary Zamora, son Tom Zamora, great grandson, John Anthony, son sin law Edwin Diemer, Dan Silva, daughter in law, Lucille Zamora, and brothers and sisters in law. Survivors are children, Phyllis Diemer, Marie Silva, Solomon (Marie) Zamora, Ronald (Doris) Zamora, Juanita (Wayne) Martinez, Donna (Chris) Vecellio, Ellen (Larry) Trujillo, 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are her granddaughters. Active Pallbearers are, Joseph Diemer, John Silva, Ron Zamora, Ramon Zamora, Juan Martinez and Ed Diemer. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Floyd Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2016 - Floyd Zamora, 37, passed away Jan. 26, 2016. Floyd Zamora At his request, cremation has taken place. Services at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 2016 - Floyd Zamora. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, Good Shepherd Fellowship, 1216 E. Beach St.
Fred Zamora - Chronicle News - December 4, 2006 - Fred Zamora, age 87, passed away unexpectedly at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on November 30, 2006. He was born in Springer, New Mexico on May. 21, 1919 to Maria (Vevorie) and Miguel Zamora. Fred was employed by School District 1 as custodian for East Street School for 35 years until his retirement. On June 17, 1960 Fred was united in marriage to Mary B. Chavez, in Raton, NM. He enjoyed traveling and walking. He took great pride in caring for his lawn and flowers and tending to his garden. Preceding him in death are parents Maria and Miguel Zamora, brothers Mike Zamora, Emelio Zamora, Floyd Zamora, sisters Lois Montoya, Mabel Gutierrez, Sophie Vigil and grandson Cid Tapia Jr. Survivors are wife Mary of home address, children, Alan (Kay) Lewter, Indonesia, Emestine (Ray) Foulks, Utah, Bernadette (Hart) Pires, AZ., Jim Zamora, NV., Paula Sutton AZ., Agnes (Larry) Vallejos, Trinidad, Betty (Cid) Tapia, Trinidad, Ben (Joanne) Aragon, Trinidad, brothers and sisters in law, Lee (Nora) Chavez, Trinidad, Pete (Ramona) Chavez, Pueblo, Max (Pat) Chavez, Pueblo, Abe Gutierrez, Castle Rock, numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Monday, December 4, 2006 at 7:00PM at Holy Trinity church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Matthew Wertin. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Vigil, Joe Chavez, Mike Gutierrez, Bob Zamora, Buddy Zamora and Frank Castillo. Active pallbearers are Casey Foulks, Luke Vallejos, Larry Vallejos, Jim Tapia, Travis Aragon and Paul Gutierrez. Immediately following the services friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph's Hall. Family may be contacted at the home address. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Joe Zamora – Walsenburg World – September 15, 1910 – Died at Walsen, Colorado, on Thursday, September 8, 1910, Joseph Moore, age 46 years. Deceased was killed by being struck by a train of cars.
Zamora, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2016 - Mary Ann Zamora, 68, passed away July 29, 2016, in Pueblo.
Zamora, Mary B.
Mary B. Zamora - Chronicle News - February 14, 2017 - Mary B. Zamora, age 91, passed away on February 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Vigil, Colo. on June 1, 1925 to Clorinda (Vialpando) and Adolfo Chavez. Mary was employed as a Superintendent for over 30 years at the Trinidad State Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and VFW Women’s? Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed quilting and baking delicious pies which she shared with everybody. She was a friend to all and loved spending time with family and friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Preceding her in death are parents, Clorinda and Adolfo Chavez, husbands Leo Aragon, Fred Zamora, brother Max Chavez, son in law Cid Tapia, grandsons Cid Tapia Jr. and Jeffrey Vigil. Survivors are children Agnes Vallejos, Larry Vallejos, Betty Tapia ,Leo Ben (Joanne) Aragon all of Trinidad, Alan Lewter, Ernestine (Ray) Foulks, Bernadette (Hart) Pires, Jim Zamora and Paula Sutton, brothers Lee (Nora) Chavez, Trinidad, Pete Chavez, Pueblo, sister in law Pat Chavez, Pueblo, grandchildren Raquel (Jeff) Vigil, Michelle (Frank) Castillo, Larry (Tammy) Vallejos, Joey Vallejos, Luke (Krystal) Vallejos, Melissa (Greg) Swetky, Jim (Andrea) Tapia, Travis Aragon, great-grandchildren, Blake, Briana, Brittany, Brett, Jourdin, Justin, Brandon, Dalton, Megan Vallejos, London, Caden, Dixon, Kaleb Vallejos, Brock, Barrett, Taylor Velasquez, Alysia Vallejos, Ayshia, Kyle, Kole Swetky, Michael, Anthony Tapia, Marcus Festi, Mathias, Liam, Travis and Zacchias Aragon, 8 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Rosary will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Vallejos, Dalton Vallejos, Blake Vigil, Anthony Chavez, Marcus Festi, and Tim Mora. Active pallbearers are Larry Vallejos, Luke Vallejos, Travis Aragon, Jim Tapia, Brett Castillo and Paul Gutierrez. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zamora, Sandra Marie
Sandra Marie Zamora - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2017 - Sandra Marie Zamora, 56, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.
Solomon Zamora - Chronicle News - May 2, 2008 - Solomon Zamora, age 86, passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo on April 29, 2008. He was born in Starkville, Colorado on November 23, 1921 to Juanita (Medina) and Ramon Zamora. On May 25, 1941 Solomon was united in marriage to Enerina (Lena) Romero. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Solomon was a mechanic and also worked as a miner in area mines, He enjoyed helping on the farm and towing service with his sons. Solomon also was a foster parent. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Ramon, children, Mary and Tom, great-grandson John Anthony, brothers and sisters, and brothers and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his wife Enerina (Lena) Zamora, home address, children Phyllis (the late Edwin) Diemer, Marie (the late Dan) Silva, Solomon (the late Lucille)(Marie) Zamora, Ronald (Doris) Zamora, Juanita (Wayne) Martinez, Donna (Chris) Vecellio, all of Trinidad, Ellen (Larry) Trujillo, Colorado Springs, twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7:00 PM Holy Trinity Church. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Active pallbearers are grandchildren: Joseph Diemer, Jason Martinez, John Silva, Ed Diemer, Ron Zamora, Crystal Gutierrez, Ramon Zamora and Wayne Martinez, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are his other grandchildren. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 S. Commercial Street. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Holy Trinity Academy, 600 Prospect St., Campus Box 208, Trinidad, CO 81082. Arrangements are under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Annie Zancanella – Walsenburg World – June 13, 1901 – Died Sunday, June 9, 1901, Annie Zancanella, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zancanella of Santa Clara.
Zancanella, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Zancanella - Chronicle News - September 16, 2003 -Samuel J. Zancanella, age 89, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado on September 13, 2003. He was born in Rouse, Colorado on January 21, 1914 to Mary (Andreatta) and Costante Zancanella. On January 10, 1934, Sam was united in marriage to Wanda Lackey in Raton, NM. Sam was a retired coal miner having worked in area mines, including Morley and Allen Mines, for 45 years. He was a member of UMWA 9856. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed tending his yard and garden. Preceding him in death are parents Mary and Costante Zancanella, brothers Leno (Margaret) Zancanella, Joe (Linda) Zancanella, Arthur (Irene) Zancanella, sisters Lena (John) Swartz, Rose (Al) Rogers, Cora (Ted) Lackey. Survivors are wife of 69 years, Wanda; daughter Barbara (Fred) Talentino, Trinidad; son Roger Zancanella, Denver; daughter-in-law CharLou Furu, Dillon, Co.; grandchildren Tim Talentino, Montreal, Canada, Steve Talentino, Prescott, AZ, Thea (Brady) Meyer Denver, Ginger Zancanella, Denver, Noel Zancanella, Denver; brother Jack (Connie) Zancanella, San Francisco, CA., numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Paul Andreatta, Ted Menapace, Ed Lackey, Anthony Cassio, Anthony Cartelli, and Rico Odorizzi. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers, and persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zancanella, Wanda Barbara
Wanda Barbara Zancanella - Chronicle News - October 30, 2004 - Wanda Barbara Zancanella, age 89, passed away on October 26, 2004. She was born in Starkville, Colorado on November 24, 1914 to Johanna (Qulos) and Fred Lackey. On January 10, 1934, Wanda was united in marriage to Sam Zancanella in Raton, New Mexico. She liked to cook and tend to her yard and beautiful garden. Preceding her in death are parents, Johanna and Fred Lackey; beloved husband Sam Zancanella and nine siblings. Survivors are daughter Barbara (Fred) Talentino, Trinidad; son Roger Zancanella, Denver, CO; daughter-in-law CharLou Furu, Denver; grandchildren, Tim Talentino, Montreal, Canada, Steve (Susan) Talentino, Prescott, AZ, Thea (Brady) Meyer, Denver, Ginger (Gerard) Guzman, Denver, Noel Zancanella, Denver; brother and sister-in-law Jack (Connie) Zancanella, San Francisco, CA; nieces, nephews, and twin great-granddaughters whom she was anxiously awaiting their births in February. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00PM–8:00PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 1, 2004 at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Church with Fr. Tom Melancon as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandsons Noel Zancanella, Tim Talentino, Brady Meyer, Gerard Guzman; nephews Ed Lackey, Ted Lackey, and Ted Menapace. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Holy Trinity Academy, 600 Prospect, Campus Box 208, Trinidad, Colorado 81082. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zanini, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. "Dot" Zanini - Chronicle News - January 23, 2008 - Dorothy M. "Dot" Zanini, age 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away January 17, 2008. Survived by her children, Jeannie (Theodore) Morgan of Colorado Springs, Joe (Jennifer) Zanini of Colorado Springs, and John (Vicki) Zanini of Pueblo; grandchildren, Amy (Todd) Redding, Ben (Katrina) Morgan, Peter Morgan, Ryan Zanini, Jamie Zanini and Brea (Shannon) Buchanan; great-grandchildren, Harley Buchanan, Layne Buchanan and Seth Buchanan; sister, Theresa Sloan of Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph L. Zanini on July 4, 2007; parents, George and Helen Janda; and brother, Richard Janda. Dorothy was born June 13, 1922, in Deweese, Nebr., where she attended school and graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She was offered many scholarships and considered education very important, having volunteered at elementary schools where her children attended. Dorothy worked many years as a telephone operator in Hastings, Nebr. and Trinidad, Colo. As a member of Shrine of St. Therese, she was dedicated to her church and volunteered in ways, to name a few, she cared for the altar linen, lead Rosaries and assisted with the church’s fund-raising activities. She was also an officer for the Council of Catholic Women for over 22 years and served on Parish Council for six years. She also heavily supported the missions of the Catholic church. Dorothy’s hobbies included reading, baking, cooking and music. As a youth, she played the snare drums, and later the piano. The center of her life was her love of God, her family and friends. She had a special gift of personalizing notes and letters; she truly wrote from the heart. Being an avid reader, she would clip out articles which she knew would be of interest and enclose them with letters. She will be deeply missed for the love she shared with family and friends, and the way she made holidays extra special. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 145. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2008, and the funeral Mass, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Therese Parish Building Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.
Zanini, Joseph L.
Joseph L. "Joe" Zanini - Chronicle News - July 9, 2007 - Joseph L. "Joe" Zanini, age 87, was born in Primero, Colo. on April 3, 1920, and passed away July 4, 2007, in Pueblo. Joe lived and worked in Trinidad before moving to Pueblo in 1952. Among his survivors, his wife, Dorothy Zanini; children, Jeannie (Theodore) Morgan of Colorado Springs, Joe (Jennifer) Zanini of Colorado Springs and John (Vicki) Zanini of Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund or charity of donor’s choice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.
Cipriana “Mandy” Rodriguez Zapata - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2015 - Cipriana “Mandy” Rodriguez Zapata, 75, entered into heaven on April 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernesto; her parents, Pablo and Refugio Santos Rodriguez; and brother, Nicholas P. Rodriguez. She is survived by siblings, Ambrosio (Cinda), Carmen R. Peralta, Margie Rodriguez, Carlos (Sue), Gloria (Domingo) Aguirre, Mario (Alice) and Lupita Quiles-Rosa; numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Santos and Rodriguez families. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. today, April 30, 2015, Angelus Chapel. Rosary recitation, 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, with Mass of Resurrection to follow, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Boiler Fund and the Diabetic Association.
Zapata, Ernesto Ruiz
Ernesto Ruiz Zapata - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2014 - Ernesto Ruiz Zapata, 82, passed away July 24, 2014. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Feb. 1, 1932. Survived by his wife, Cipriana Rodriquez Zapata; children, Carmen Zapata, Rose Zapata, Angela Zapata, Patrecio Zapata and Merian Zapata; brothers-in-law, Ambrosio Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez and Mario Rodriguez; sisters-in-law, Carmen Peralta, Gloria Aguirre and Lupita Qeules; numerous other relatives and friends in Mexico. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. today, followed by funeral Mass, both at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan Ave. Cremation to follow the Mass. Private family inurnment.
John Zapel – Walsenburg World – December 2, 1909 – Shot and Killed – A killing took place at the Gordon mine Monday evening about 11 o’clock. A number of Austrians were in the saloon of Valentin Zupancic and while there got into a game of wrestling. One of them was thrown and got mad, when Zupancic, the saloon keeper, when out of the saloon to his house which is near and reappeared with a six shooter. John Zapel was standing in the saloon door and Zupancic took two or three steps from his house door and shot twice at Zapel. One of the shots entered his right lung and he died at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning. Mrs. Zupancic in the affray was also shot through the hand. Zupancic is now in the county jail awaiting trial. Among the other Austrians who were present were Frank Bregick, Lawrence Pagen, Lawrence Kacin, Joe Kern, and John Bates. His Apple made an anti-mortem statement to the effect that Zupancic shot him without provocation.
Zappanti, Larry Joseph Sr.
Larry Joseph Zappanti, Sr. - Chronicle News - April 30, 2014 - Larry Joseph Zappanti Sr. died unexpectedly at home on April 22, 2014. He is now at rest and at peace with Jesus. Larry was born on December 13, 1953 to Frank J. and Helen Zappanti. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Larry was a cowboy at heart and loved living in the country. He worked for many years and retired from C&S/BN Railroad. Larry will always be remembered for his kindness and gentle spirit and for the wisdom, guidance and stability he provided to family and friends. His hobbies included rodeo roping, hunting, fishing and listening to country music. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Frank J. Zappanti and his special uncles Lewis Kancilia and Don Kancilia. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his sons, Larry Joseph (Gerri) Zappanti Jr., and Brandon Zappanti, grandsons, Hayzin Zappanti, and Matias Samora and his mother Helen M. Zappanti. Other surviving family members are sisters, Erma Zappanti, Nellie (Paul) Barros, Sharon (Bob) Reorda, brother Marty Zappanti, nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Lafayette) Jordan, Rachel Barros, Brad (Anna) Reorda, and Adam (Dee) Zappanti, Theresa (Taylor) Montoya, Bridget Servantez, Yvonne (Tony) Flores, and other numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are honorary sister, Kim (Terry) Legan and children Cassidy and Chloe as well as very special friends, Oscar Prieto, Lila Taylor, Joy Taylor, Evelyn Salazar, and Dusty Connor. A Rosary will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held on May 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. At his request, Larry will be buried at a special place on his property in Bon Carbo. Burial services will be held there immediately following the funeral mass. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Alfonso, Paul Barros, Charles Garlutzo, Dennis Malone, Bernard (Tolo) Martinez, Jim Zappanti, and “Uncle” Joe DeGarbo. Carrying Larry to his final resting place will be active pallbearers Larry Joseph Jr., Oscar Prieto, Filbert Garduno, Kevin Smith, Rogelio Limon, and Rafael Contreras. After the burial, family and friends are invited to remain at Larry’s place for a cookout in his memory. Everyone is welcome to dress casually for the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s name to Comi Funeral Home. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zappanti, Martin Paul
Martin Paul Zappanti - Chronicle News - October 10, 2016 - Martin Paul Zappanti, age 69, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO on October 3, 2016. He was born in Trinidad, Colo. on October 7, 1946. He loved the outdoors, fishing and playing Yahtzee. Marty enjoyed family outings and always looked forward to holidays and being with them. Preceding him in death is Sam Maria, sister Nadine Ramsaran and brother Donald Maria. He is survived by mother Doris Maria, siblings Cathy Menapace, Elsie (Richard) Hamman, Sam Maria , Margaret Maria (Dominic) Verquer, Cindy( Bill) Poole, Frank (Mona) Borrego, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family of the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Comi Chapel.
Zarate, Margaret Mary
Margaret Mary Zarate - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2017 - Margaret Mary Zarate, 64, of Pueblo went to be with Lord on July 11, 2017. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille Zarate; and siblings, Mark Zarate and Nancy Vujnovich. Margaret is survived by her siblings, Jim (Dorothy) Zarate, Johnny (Laverne) Zarate and Lillian Soto; godson, Sterling; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, Romero Chapel.
Zaske, Rosina C.
Rosina C. Zaske – Pueblo Chieftain – March 15, 1943 – Zaske, Rosina C. Services at 2 p.m. Monday, Davis Mortuary chapel. Rev. Paul G. Stephan officiating. To Roselawn.
Zavala, David Paul
David Paul Zavala - Chronicle News - September 4, 2014 - Dave is survived by his loving wife, Kim and treasured son Zach. He is also survived by his parents, Robert Zavala and Phil and Dolly Padilla. Siblings, Robert Lewin, Monica (JR) Groe, and Joseph Allah and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. All services will be held in Wheatridge, Colorado on September 4 and five at Olinger mortuary, 7777 W. 29th Ave. Please contact Dolly Padilla for more information. (719) 846 – 8614.
Walter J. "Pollack" Zawalski - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2017 - Walter J. "Pollack" Zawalski, 73. Full notice later.
Tom Zdunich – Walsenburg World – May 24, 1907 – Killed in Mine – Tom Zdunich, and Austrian miner, was killed in the Walsen mine on Wednesday, May 22, 1907, by a fall of rock. Mr. Zdunich was born April 22, 1878 in the city of Zabica, County of Gaspich, state of Harvaska, Austria, and was 29 years of age at the time of his death funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the camp under the auspices of the National Croatian Society, Local 292, of Walsenburg, Colorado, of which the deceased was a member in good standing.
Virginia (Cordova) Zehna - Chronicle News - January 24, 2008 - Virginia (Cordova) Zehna, long-time, former resident of Trinidad, CO was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, NM on January 17, 2008. She was 90 years old. Virginia will be remembered for her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; and their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton; her two brothers Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova. Virginia is survived by her grandson Frank (Stephanie) Zehna of Athens, GA, Pamela (Steve) Register of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Kimberly (David) Souders of Santa Fe, NM, Matthew Barton of Denver, CO and Brian Barton of San Diego, CA. Survivors also include daughter-in-law Joyce Zehna of Watkinsville, GA, her son-in-law Pat Barton of Denver, CO and special nieces Gloria (Dan) Cordova-Winske of Los Alamos, NM and Teresa (Dick) Bell of Cokedale, CO. Virginia was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Laurel Souders and Sallie, Joseph and Nicholas Zehna. She will be sadly missed as the loving and devoted matriarch of the Zehna Family. A Rosary will be held at 2:00pm at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos on Friday, January 25, 2008. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad on Monday, January 28, 2008, followed by interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Funeral Home (Santa Fe) and the Comi Funeral Home (Trinidad).
Zele, Frank William Jr.
Frank William Zele Jr. - Chronicle News - October 26, 2010 - Frank William Zele Jr., 91, died Oct. 20, 2010, in Trinidad. He was born Feb. 26, 1919, to Frank William Zele Sr. and Mary Zele in Hastings. Frank graduated from Trinidad High School with the class of 1937. He also graduated from Trinidad State Junior College and then the University of Denver with a B.A. in accounting. He married Helen Jackson in Baytown, Texas. Through this union, one son was born, Frank William Zele III. Frank was in the U.S. Navy from 1937-1945. He worked at the Air Force Finance Center in Denver and Colorado State Department of Labor in Lakewood until his retirement. He was a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Friends of Historic Trinidad. He was an umpire for 38 years and a rancher all of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen and his step-mother Ora Zele. He is survived by his son Frank W. Zele III and his wife Laurie of Aguilar, brother Carl Zele and his wife Dorothy of Englewood, sister Elizabeth Budd of Aurora and grandson Frank William Zele IV of Lakewood. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 28, at The Bear Valley Christian Church in Denver from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Skip Banks. Interment will be at Fort Logan Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Zele IV, Michael Zele, Sean Zele, Duane Choate, Doug Choate and Harry K. Johnson. Honorary pallbearer will be Ed Poledna and Carl Thomas. The family has entrusted the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Zeleny, Richard D.
Richard Day Zeleny - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2017 - Richard Day Zeleny, 89, passed away Nov. 24, 2017. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Naomi Zeleny; children, Randy Zeleny, Lyn Zeleny and Kathleen Zeleny; and grandson, Paul Connor. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, James Zeleny. Dick was born to Leslie and Florence Zeleny on Nov. 30, 1928, in St. Cloud, Minn. He worked for school District 60 and was administrator of USC (now CSU-Pueblo) and liked working with students of all ages. Dick enjoyed skiing at Monarch, tennis, swimming at the CSU pool, world travel, walking with his dogs, Ginger, Little Dog, Sparkle and Muffin, and participating in the Colorado and Wyoming Senior Games. Member of First Presbyterian Church and the Pueblo Downtown Association. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of Life, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services or the Cancer Fund.
Ben Zeller - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2017 - Ben Zeller, 83, actor and author, died in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Zenthoefer, Walter M.
Walter M. Zenthoefer - Chronicle News - December 17, 2003 - Walter M. Zenthoefer, age 82, an Air Force veteran and civilian, died December 4, 2003, in Colorado Springs. Mr. Zenthoefer was born December 30, 1920 in Trinidad, Colorado to Louis J. and Minnie (Fehn) Zenthoefer. The funeral was held on December 9, 2003 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Colorado Springs. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements made by Swan-Law Funeral Directors. He was married June 11, 1949, in Denver to Mary M. Zenthoefer. She preceded him in death along with sisters Mildred Phipps, Margaret Wooster and brother Albert. He is survived by sister Dorothy Kenlon of Eagle, CO; daughter Kathy Pfister of Grand Junction, CO; sons Paul of Colo. Springs, Mark of Leonardtown, MD and Marty of Frisco, TX; as well as nine grandchildren. His family was the most important part of his life, whom he loved and enjoyed tremendously. His kind and generous spirit will live on and be cherished by all who knew him. Walter served 12 years in the Army Air Corp and was a veteran of WWII stationed on the Arctic Cap in the distinguished First Arctic Search and Rescue unit. His civil service career followed as a Logistics Engineer and spanned 34 years with the Air Force until his retirement in 1975. He received numerous performance awards and commendations. He was a Colorado native and resided in Colorado Springs since 1954. He was a charter member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church serving on the Pastoral Council and Social Ministry Commission. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus encompassing 65 years. Other affiliations included Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Society of Logistics Engineers. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Social Ministry, 3122 Poinsettia Drive, Colo. Springs 80907; Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903; or the American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: ADA Web, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Zgaynor, John Edward
John Edward “Eddie” Zgaynor - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2016 - John Edward “Eddie” Zgaynor, 78, of Elizabeth, passed away at his home on Oct. 30, 2016. Husband of 52 years to Ramona; father of John Michael (Kris) Zgaynor of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Callie (Jason) Bakke of Elizabeth, Colo.; papa of Krissy Drummond of Elizabeth, Colo.; brother of Don (Janice) Zgaynor of Scottsbluff, Neb., and the late Jim (Barbara) Zgaynor of Grand Junction, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2016, at Son Country Community Church, 7114 Sun Country Drive, Elizabeth, CO 80107. John loved his church community. Memorial donations in memory of him may be made to Son Country Community Church.
Zibolowsky, Andreas N.
Andreas N. Zibolowsky - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2017 - Andreas N. Zibolowsky was received by God on Oct. 27, 2017, at the age of 74. Andreas retired in 1999, in Augusta, Ga. After retirement, he and his wife traveled and in 2010, settled in Colorado. Andreas was a kind and gentle person, a devoted husband, honest and sincere and is now at peace forevermore. Andreas is survived by Donna, his wife of 42 years. Donna's final words to Andreas are from the Bible: "...I have loved thee with an everlasting love..." Jeremiah 31:3. "Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God." Ruth 1:16. Always in Donna's heart, forever in the arms of God. There will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward
Alvira Zigich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 2015 - Alvira Zigich, 97, was born in Colorado June 22, 1918. She went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, George Zigich; and her parents, August and Maria Vidoni. She is survived by longtime friends, Bob and Bonnie Boyd, Robin Boyd and Pauli Boyd, Eileen and Rudy Gallegos, Carol and Lee Cornetta and Sally Montoya. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Pueblo First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave., with Pastor Jim Murray officiating. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Roselawn Cemetery. We would like to thank Wynwood Assisted Living and a special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the wonderful care given to Alvira. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Roselawn Funeral Home.
Zigich, Michael V.
Michael V. “Ziggy” Zigich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 2016 - Michael V. “Ziggy” Zigich, 58, passed away Sept. 28, 2016. Reuniting with his parents, Peter and Mary; brother, Peter Jr., and granddaughter, Kendall. Survived by his stepdaughter, Deanna; children, Tiffany, Michael and Christopher; grandchildren, Kaya, Isabella, Destiny and Genesis; sister, Debbie; and lifelong friend, Diana; along with close family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Family Worship Center.
Zimmer, William Herbert
William Herbert Zimmer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 2017 - William Herbert Zimmer, 86, devoted husband and loving father and grand-father, passed away on Feb. 28, 2017. He was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Pierce, Neb., to Herbert and Mary Meyer Zimmer. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a sergeant in the Baker Battery of the 37th Field Artillery Battalion. He was discharged from the Army in 1952 and on May 21, 1956, he married Lee Anne Bartos in Pierce. He graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a degree in forest range management and joined the U.S. Forest Service. During his 35 years with the forest service, he worked in the Black Hills, Roosevelt, Pike and San Isabel and San Juan National Forests, before moving to Pueblo in 1976 to become a land use planner for forest service headquarters. He retired from the forest service in 1993. Bill and Lee had four children, Scott, Peggy, Nancy and Cathy. He instilled in his children and grandchildren a love and respect for nature and conservation, and in his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and collecting rocks. Bill and Lee also square danced for many years, and in retirement, they enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren's activities. Bill and Lee were members of King of Kings Lutheran Church, and Bill pitched for the church's softball team. He also was a member of American Legion Post No. 2. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Bob. In addition to his wife, Lee; and four children, Scott Zimmer (Annette), Peggy Villers (Dale), Nancy Zimmer and Cathy Zimmer (Jim Foust), he is survived by four grandchildren, Zach Zimmer, Brent Zimmer, Nick Zimmer and Taylor Hayworth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Legion Post No. 2 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care. Friends and family will remember his sense of humor, kind heart and concern for others. Bill's final wishes were that this should not be a sad time for his friends and family. "I had a good life." Viewing to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service to follow at 3 p.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Zimmerman, Benjamin F.
Benjamin F. Zimmerman – Walsenburg World – May 24, 1894 – Died at his home near LaVeta at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 18, Mr. Benjamin F. Zimmerman, age 55 years, six months, and 15 days. He was born at Canal Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, November 3, 1838. August 29, 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company D, 1st Illinois light artillery, receiving his discharge July 28, 1865, holding at the time a corporal’s appointment in the same regiment. Like many another the exposure of a campaign of four long years broke his naturally vigorous constitution. A year ago he had a severe attack of what seemed softening of the brain. On the advice of his physician he went to the asylum at Pueblo, from which he returned in the autumn, apparently cured. His last attack came two weeks ago with increased severity, and for much of the time he was unconscious. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 2 o’clock, Rev. C. H. Bissell officiating. Members of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was a member, acted as pallbearers and conducted the services at the grave. There was a large attendance at the funeral. After the sermon Rev. McGee paid a kindly tribute to the genial nature and consistent life of the deceased, recalling his clear and decided experience in conversation. He leaves a wife and five sons, Edgar, Joseph, Quincy, Vivian and Kearney to mourn his departure. Mr. Zimmerman possessed an even-tempered and genial nature which made him everybody’s friend. He was thoroughly honest and completed the discharge of each duty as a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was beloved by all. The World extends the tenderest sympathy to the family during their bereavement.
Zimmerman, G. W.
G. W. Zimmerman – Walsenburg World – March 9, 1911 – Mr. G. W. Zimmerman, a brother to Mr. B. Zimmerman formerly of this place and uncle to the Zimmerman boys, died at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs on the 21st. He was 54 years old and had been ailing for the past two years. His home was about 25 miles east of Colorado Springs and he leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.
Zimmerman, Gordon L.
Gordon L. Zimmerman - Chronicle News - November 18, 2011 - Gordon L. Zimmerman of Greenville, PA formerly of Trinidad, Colo., passed away at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in UPMC Horizon in Greenville, PA. He was 88. Mr. Zimmerman was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Jackson Center to Elmer and Matilda McNulty Zimmerman. An Army veteran, he served as a corporal and an antitank gun crewman during World War II and was wounded in battle in Italy, earning him a Purple Heart. He was also awarded a Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars and a World War II Victory Medal. He was considered one of the most decorated war veterans in Mercer County, PA. He was employed as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Mercer, PA and owned the Budget Host Derrick Motel in Trinidad, Colo. from 1971-1977, on the original Santa Fe Trail. He was a tour bus driver for Bortner's and enjoyed traveling across the country, as well as spending winters with his wife in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was a member of Stoneboro Presbyterian Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds; Free and Accepted Masons Lake Lodge 434, Sandy Lake; and Scottish Rite's New Castle Consistory. Gordon is survived by: his wife, at home, the former Eileen L. Watkins, whom he married Sept. 21, 2002; two daughters, Carol Wiercinski and her husband Joe, Hermitage, PA; and Beth Fodor and her husband Arthur, Florence, Colo.; a son, G. Thomas Zimmerman and his wife Becky, Boise, Idaho; three stepsons, the Rev. Stanley Mink and his wife Barbara, Girard, Ohio; Ronald Mink and his wife Betty, Greenville; and Dennis Kobel and his wife Margaret, McConnellsburg, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Joyce Battin and her husband Robert, Cochranton; and numerous grandchildren, including Heather Fodor Smith and her husband Shadric, Pueblo West, Colo., and many great-grandchildren. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; his previous wife, Jane Parker Zimmerman; and a brother, Sam Zimmerman.
Zimmerman, Inez Thelma
Inez Thelma Zimmerman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2016 - Inez Thelma Zimmerman, age 78, passed away May 10, 2016. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, Romero Chapel.
Joan Zinko - Huerfano World - December 1, 2016 - Joan Zinko 75, Chandler, Arizona, went Home to her Heavenly Father November 16, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. Joan was born on February 1, 1941 in Pueblo, Colorado to Carl and Mae Price. She married Robert “Bob” Zinko July 1, 1956. Mrs. Zinko worked for Star Market in Walsenburg and cooked for Washington Elementary School and Walsenburg High School. She was also a gifted seamstress, making bridesmaid, prom, and holiday dresses, as well as Barbie clothes and beautiful quilts. Bob and Joan raised four children in?Walsenburg. Their dogs were also always a big part of Joan’s life; she loved animals. ?The Zinkos retired in Chandler, Arizona in 1988. Joan spent many years involved with the St. Timothy Catholic Church in Chandler, Arizona. Joan is survived by her four children, Debbi Kambich, Mark Zinko, Natalie (Roger) Smith, and Chris (Nancy) Zinko: grandchildren Melissa and Austin?Kambich, Holly Zinko (Sean) Lewis, Michelle Zinko (Javier) Cordova, Valerie Zinko, Teri Smith, and Gino Sarti; great-grandchildren Brody and Talen Lewis and Ethan Cordova: sisters Charlene Demshki and Carla Dickson; brother-in-law Don (Donna) Zinko; and nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by Bob Zinko, Christine Smith, Stephen Zinko, Carl and Mae Price, Harold and Rose Zinko, Bob (Louise) Price, and Barbara (Sarti)?Zinko. Graveside services will be held December 10, 2016 at North St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery; reception to follow at La Plaza, 118 W. 6th St. Walsenburg, CO. In lieu of flowers the family would encourage you to make a donation to your local animal shelter.
Robert (Bob) Zinko - Huerfano World - September 8, 2014 - Robert (Bob) Zinko, 75, passed away on September 6, 2014 in Chandler, Arizona. He was born in Pueblo, CO on January 25, 1939 and grew up in Walsenburg, graduating from Walsenburg High School in 1957. Living in Walsenburg, he went to work for Colorado Fuel & Iron (CF&I) in Pueblo after high school. Bob moved with his wife, Joan, in 1988 to Chandler, AZ. Bob is survived by his wife Joan, his four children, Debbie, Mark, Natalie, and Chris; grandchildren, Holly, Michelle, Valerie, Teri, Melissa, and Austin; great-grandchildren, Brody, Talen, and Ethan; and a brother, Don (Donna) Zinko. A graveside service will be held for Bob on October 18, 2014 at 10:30 am at the St. Mary North Cemetery in Walsenburg.
Edith Zinn - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2015 - Edith Zinn, 92. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Znidarsich, William H.
William (Willie) H. Znidarsich - Chronicle News - April 8, 2009 - William (Willie) H. Znidarsich was born in Trinidad, Colorado on March 9, 1929. He passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009. He was the son of Frank Znidarsich and Frances Opeka Znidarsich. Willie and his sister and brother, Donna and Frank, grew up on the family dairy in Trinidad, Colorado. After graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 1947, Willie joined the United States Marine Corp. Willie was in the Marine Corp for two years and was stationed in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Upon his discharge from military service, Willie returned to Trinidad and began work in the construction industry. During this phase of his career, he worked for Las Animas County and was foreman of his construction group. While working in construction, Willie met and married Kay Franza in November, 1957. In 1963, Willie began working for the Colorado Department of Revenue. He was a Safety Inspector for the Motor Vehicle Department from 1963-1981. In this capacity, he handled licensing, testing and complaints related to vehicle inspections. In 1981, he transferred to the Department of Revenue's Car Dealer Division where he worked until his retirement in 1993. Willie was a devoted husband who worked with his wife, Kay on numerous projects. They were very active in local politics, volunteer efforts in the Catholic Church and enthusiastic cheerleaders/spectators for their nieces, nephews and all the children in their extended family. They were affectionately known as 'Aunt Kay’ and Uncle Will' to all the children in their extended family. They never missed a football game, dance recital, graduation, wedding or any event that involved one of the children in the family. Willie was an avid golfer and bowler. He won many golf tournaments in Trinidad and throughout the state. Willie and his brother Frank were state champions in the 'doubles' bowling tournament in 1956. Willie and Kay loved the Christmas holidays. Their Christmas decorations were a 'must see' for Trinidad residents and their Christmas decorations were featured several times in The Pueblo Chieftain. Willie was a long time member of the Board of Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Association. Willie is survived by Kay's aunts and uncles, Liz and Joe Dekleva, Nick and Beverley Guadagnoli, Nettie Brooks and Mary Guadagnoli. Willie is also survived by his sister-in-law, June Znidarsich and brother-in-law, Lawrence Alfonso. Willie is survived by eight nieces and nephews as well as numerous family members who have given him the honorary title “Uncle Will.” Willie was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Znidarsich; his sister and brother, Donna Rizzuto and Frank Znidarsich and his parents, Frank and Frances Znidarsich. In lieu of flowers send donations to Noah's Ark in Trinidad or Sangre De Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Pueblo. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday April 13, 2009 at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday April 14, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church. Interment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zorman, Ruth Florence
Ruth Florence Zorman - The Gazette - August 28, 2011 - Ruth Florence Zorman June 23, 1937 - August 25, 2011 Resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado At the young age of 74 years, Ruth Zorman died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning. Born and raised in Walsenburg, Colorado she moved to Colorado Springs with her husband David in 1963. Ruth worked for School District 11 for over 20 years, retiring in 1997. Ruth was the second youngest of 14 children born to the late James and Gracie Kenner and was the beloved wife of the late David Zorman for 48 years. Ruth will be forever remembered by her surviving brothers and sisters, beloved children Jim Zorman and Lana Moore, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and countless others who she was so blessed to know. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsettia Dr. There will also be a viewing from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore. The family requests that any donations be sent to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. in the memory of Ruth F. Zorman, PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241
Zornes, Annabelle Mae
Annabelle “Anne” Mae Zornes - Chronicle News - December 11, 2014 - Annabelle “Anne” Mae Zornes, 78, of Bolivar, Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Parkview Health Care Facility in Bolivar. She was one of four children born to Moses and Elizabeth Freyta and Earl, Colorado. Anne was a graduate of South High School in Denver. She married Harley Ernest Zornes on July 29, 1960 and they celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this past summer. She was a homemaker to her husband and three children. She also worked at Albertson’s Supermarket in Denver and drove a school bus. Anne and Ernie moved to Bolivar in 1998. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish. She loved to go camping and fishing. When Anne was fishing everyone else may as well put down their gear because no one caught any fish but Anne! She enjoyed needlepoint embroidery. Her pets, whether dogs, cats, or the family parrot, were well tended. Her special joy was spending time with her eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Anne was preceded in death by her parents and brother Alfred Freyta of Trinidad, Colorado. She is survived by her husband Ernie of the home; son Anthony Dayle Zornes and his wife Deborah of Bolivar; daughters, Elizabeth Martinez and her husband Leo of Aurora, Colorado and Theresa Hendrix and her husband Don of Bolivar; grandchildren Aaron Chavez, Andrew Chavarro, Austin Chavarro, Spencer Martinez, Michelle Piper, Harley Zornes, Charles Zornes, Anthony Zornes Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty McCrum of Pueblo, Colorado and Earlia Hatzenbuehler of Trinidad, Colorado; nieces, nephews, and friends. No funeral services are planned at this time. Burial will take place in Colorado at a later date.
Andy Zubal – Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 – Died at Walsen Mine, Wednesday, August 10, 1910, Andy Zubal, age 2 years, 8 months and 3 days of pneumonia.
Zubal, Thomas E. Sr.
Thomas E. Zubal Sr. – Chronicle News – April 30, 2015 – Thomas E. “Tom” Zubal Sr. passed away peacefully on April 28, 2015 after a brief illness at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center, following a brief stay in Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo Colorado. Tom was born on April 20, 1939 in Walsenburg, Colorado to Agnes and Joe Zubal. He attended elementary school at the Dan Schoolhouse in Ideal Canyon, then St. Mary’s High School in Walsenburg. Following graduation he briefly worked for Vinodi Sawmill. In 1958, Tom began working for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, Mountain Bell, US West, and finally retired from Qwest after 42 ½ years as a Central Office Tech. On June 27, 1959, Tom was united in marriage to Margaret Pachorek, and they had two children. Tom moved to Hoehne in 1977 and began farming and running cattle on the family ranch in Walsenburg until 2002. Tom enjoyed fishing, gambling, spending time with his family, and taking drives in the country with his wife Marge. His greatest joy was teaching his son and grandson to fish. He also loved restoring his 1950 Case tractor and entering it in the Labor Day. One of Papa’s favorite things was being ornery and teasing his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes and Joe Zubal, brother Joey, brother-in-law Martin Campagnola, brother-in-law Leroy Hasenack, and in-laws Tony and Mabel Pachorek. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret A. Zubal, children Marla K (Robbie) Skalko and Thomas (Doris) Zubal Jr., grandchildren Jarrod Skalko and Jenny Skalko (Brian Scuzzaro), siblings, Ethel Campagnola, Barbara (Bob) Vining, sister-in-law, Frances Hasenack, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was the best Husband, Dad, Papa and Father-In-Law. He will always be remembered. Visitation will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom’s many friends. Active pallbearers are Marty Campagnola, Ron Tokar, Steve Sciacca, Anthony Cirone, Ron Cirone, and Brent Tamburelli. Condolences can be sent to the family at P. O. Box 75, Hoehne, Colorado, 81046. They will also receive friends and visitors at the family home. The family wishes to acknowledge the entire ICU Parkview Medical Center staff as well as the nursing staff of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. Chronicle News – May 1, 2015 – Thomas E. “Tom” Zubal, Sr. passed away peacefully on April 28, 2015, after a brief illness, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center, following a brief stay at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Visitation will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Comi Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Entombment will follow at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom’s many friends. Active pallbearers are Marty Campagnola, Ron Tokar, Steve Sciacca, Anthony Cirone, Ron Cirone, and Brent Tamburelli. Condolences can be sent to the family at P. O. Box 75, Hoehne, CO 81046. They will also receive friends and visitors at the family home. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zuber, Maston Lavon
Maston Lavon “Matt” Zuber - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2016 - Maston Lavon “Matt” Zuber, 83, born Oct. 2, 1932, in Dozier, Ala., to the union of James K. and Anna Zuber and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Zuber; and daughter, Martha Thull; second wife, Judith Zuber. Survived by loving son, James K. (Judy) Zuber II; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by grandson and companion, Tyler, who provided him with special care. Matt served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army for 30 years. He was a founding member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and loved computers, crossword puzzles and sports. He will be remembered as a loving family man who left a lasting legacy for future generations. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pueblo West.
Anna Zuech - Chronicle News - January 18, 2007 - Anna Zuech passed away on January 13, 2007 in Farmington, New Mexico at the age of 96. Anne is survived by her children Rudy (Regina) Zuech, Frank (Irma) Zuech, Joe (Wendy) Zuech, and Mary (Bruce) Elder, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held in Denver.
Sterling Zufelt - Chronicle News - February 17, 2016 - Sterling Zufelt passed away in Trinidad, Colo. on February 1, 2016. He was born in Glens Falls, in upstate New York on November 12, 1945, the son of Milford M Zufelt and Elizabeth (Wolfe) Zufelt. Sterling is survived by his sisters Jane (Lowell) Nevins and Carol Freebern, both of New York, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. And by his best bud, Greg Swetky, who conspired with him in the building of gates without fences and houses in trees. And by his dear companion, Doris Holdread, with whom he built a lovely home, and with whom he shared his final season of life. Sterling was like a visitor from a bygone age. With the spirit of a pioneer, he figured out how to survive in unconventional ways by repurposing the resources that he found at hand. He was a native inventor who designed and built everything from go-carts to airplanes and helicopters, from unorthodox materials. His inventiveness led to experiences of glorious flight as well as a few rough landings. He loved the old ways of the Adirondack Mountains. Growing up he learned the value of craftsmanship and the beauty of the music of his elders. A humble man, he never quite believed that his own banjo picking was quite ready for prime time, but a listening ear against his door during his practice sessions suggested otherwise. Above all Sterling was the consummate gentleman. He held that every man, and especially every woman deserved to be treated with courtesy, and perhaps a bit of good-natured humor. Sterling never got rich because he also figured that everyone was deserving of a price break on the work that he did for them. After all, he worked slowly and meticulously. He had to; he couldn't call a job "done" until it was "done right." Sterling was a problem solver, right up to the end. He thought that if he'd just put his mind to a thing he could fix it. And usually he could. As his end neared he said, "I don't want anything pretty", so in accord with his wishes a simple, informal memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harry Sayre Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro Avenue, in Trinidad.
Claudette (Chavez) Zuk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2014 - Claudette (Chavez) Zuk, 45, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Dec. 16, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Ed and Julia Rincon and Willie and Isabelle Chavez. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Cole Landreth and Tabitha Landreth; and her husband, Doug Zuk of Las Vegas, Nev.; her brother, Willie (Nikki) Chavez; and her parents, Claude “Butch” and Pat Chavez. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2014, at the American Legion Post 203, 2420 Santa Fe Drive, Pueblo, CO 81006. A celebration of her life will follow the memorial.
Frank Zuniga - Chronicle News - April 7, 2011 - Frank Zuniga, affectionately known as “Pretty Boy” passed away unexpectedly at home on April 4, 2011 at the age of 88. He was born in Delagua, Colorado on November 3, 1922 to Josephine Lopez and Hilario Zuniga. On June 27, 1942 Frank was united in marriage to Lucille Gutierrez at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad, Co. He was a coal miner having worked in various area mines including, Delagua, Valdez, Morley and the Allen Mines for 52 years until his retirement. He loved playing his guitar and watching old westerns and Spanish movies. Frank enjoyed caring for his dogs, Spark Plug, Max Jones and Elvis. Preceding him in death are parents, Josephine and Hilario Zuniga, beloved wife Lucille Zuniga, brothers Louie and Manuel Zuniga, and granddaughter Kristina Zuniga. He is survived by children, Richard Zuniga, Pueblo, Frank (Judy) Zuniga, Denver, Phillip Zuniga Trinidad,, Virginia (Sam) Samora, Trinidad, Mary (Bill) Mehess, Pueblo, daughter in law Cherie Linnemyer, Trinidad, sisters Jessica (Pete) Collincos, Denver, Margaret Murillo, Pueblo, Jennie Mares, Denver, 10 grandchildren including special granddaughter, Sheryl Rodriguez, who Frank and Lucille raised, 14 great grandchildren, 1great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00PM-7:00Pm at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10:00AM at Faith Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Zane Zuniga, Zack Mehess, Chris Mehess, Zack Zuniga and Austin Zuniga. Active pallbearers are Travis Zuniga, Bobby Zuniga, Adam Zuniga, Cisco Zuniga, Sam Samora and Dickie Murillo. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at C&H Restaurant, located at the Quality Inn. Family may be contacted at 318 E. Topeka or 1513 N. Denver Street. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zuniga, Lucille Erma
Lucille Erma Zuniga – Chronicle News – March 30, 2015 – Lucille Erma Zuniga, age 88, passed away unexpectedly at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on March 26, 2015. She was born in Gulnare, Colorado, the daughter of Refugio and Adrian Coca. Lucy attended and graduated from Primero High School in 1947. She was employed as a waitress at the Bar NI Guest Ranch, then for Tricole Manufacturing for several years. Lucy worked at the Pinon Truckstop for 20 years until her retirement. On August 20, 1966, Lucy was united in marriage to Louis Zuniga in Raton, New Mexico. She enjoyed working outside, tending to her gardener flowers. She like going to Cripple Creek with family and friends and taken her daily walk on the River Walk. She also enjoyed going to the many garage sales with her sister Adeline where together, they liked to “collect treasures.” She loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Preceding her in death are parents Refugio and Adrian Coca, brothers Dan Coca, Pete Coca, Eddie Coca and Joe Trujillo, sisters Adeline Coca, Eloisa Gerardo, and Rose Martinez. She is survived by her children Dan (Lydia) share a, Trinidad, Linda (Kenneth) Pfalmer, Trinidad, Lou Ann (John) Kelleher, Littleton, Colorado, Michael (Shirley) Duran, Weston, Colorado, sister Bessie Tishman, Primero, Colorado, brother Adrian Coca Jr., North Carolina, sisters-in-law, Jody Coca, Trinidad, Jessica Callinicos, Denver, grandchildren, Lisa (Gene) Torres, Dan (Elena) Shea, Yvette (Brad) Knox, Jamie (Stacy) Graham, Stacy Pfalmer, Chad Sandoval, Chelsea Sandoval, Lauren Sandoval, Michael Duran, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Zuniga, Manuel I.
Manuel I. Zuniga - Huerfano World - February 9, 2017 - Manuel I. Zuniga, of Walsenburg, CO, passed away at home on February 4, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born on September 10, 1943 in Delagua, CO, the son of Cristina (Espinosa) and Eligio Zuniga. He attended area schools, graduating from Trinidad High School in 1961. Manuel proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1962-1965. Upon his return, he attended TSJC receiving an AA in Building Trades. Manuel was a coal miner for 18 years, having worked in the Allen Mine. He was the produce manager for Super Save, Wal Mart and First Choice. Manuel was the Head Start bus driver for seven years, but his favorite job was his last job as grounds keeper of the Walsenburg Golf Course, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. Manuel will best be remembered for his photography of the outdoors and nature. On November 29, 2002, Manuel was united in marriage to Jackie, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Preceding him in death were his parents Eligio and Cristina Zuniga; sisters, Margaret Murillo and Rose Mary Gallegos; and brothers Salvador Zuniga and Joaquin Zuniga. Survivors are wife Jackie of home address; children Natalie (George) Betscakos, Adam (Heather) Zuniga, Jeremy Zuniga, Matthew (Christina) Zuniga, Gina (Jason) Garlutzo, Francesa Monarco (Ken Ortiz), and their families; Lacie, Angelina, and Sofia; sisters and brothers Esperanza Santistevan, Mary Ellen (Tony) Aragon, Pete (Anna) Zuniga, Eligio (Hermina) Zuniga Jr., Joseph (Mary Susan) Zuniga, David (Tammy) Zuniga, Artero (Toni) Zuniga, and Erma Abeyta; the extended Pagnotta family from Aguilar; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 17, 2017 with Rosary at 9am at the Comi Chapel with US Military Honors conducted by US Naval Honor Guard. Funeral Mass will follow at 10am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Private inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aguilar School, 420 N. Balsam, Aguilar, CO, 81020, or the Walsenburg Golf Course, 1399 Co. Rd. 502, Walsenburg, CO. 81089. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zuniga, Manuel L.
Manuel L. Zuniga - Chronicle News - September 26, 2007 - Manuel L. Zuniga, age 82, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on September 23, 2007. He was born in Hastings, Colorado to Josephine (Lopez) and Hilario Zuniga on February 10, 1925 Manuel currently was self employed as a CPA, having owned and operated M.L. Zuniga Bookkeeping and Accounting Inc., for many years until his passing. His greatest passion was dancing and spending time with the love of his life Marie Pacino. Preceding him in death are parents Josephine and Hilario Zuniga and brother Louie Zuniga. Survivors are special companion of 20 years Marie Pacino, Jansen, Co., sisters Jessica (Pete) Callinicos, Lakewood, Co., Margaret Murillo, Pueblo, Co., and Jennie Mares, brother Frank Zuniga, nieces, and nephews including special nephew Richard Zuniga, Pueblo, and many dear friends which include Theresa and Chris Arguello and family of Trinidad, Co. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are all of his friends and clients. Active Pallbearers are Christopher Arguello, Richard Zuniga, Harold Thomason, Filbert Aragon, Ralph Ball, John Klindec and Sam Samora. Dinner following the service at El Capitan Restaurant, 321 State St. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
Zupan, Anthony Andy
Anthony Andy Zupan - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2017 - Anthony Andy Zupan passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017, in Canon City, Colo., at the age of 91. A rosary vigil will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, at St. Michael's parish in Canon City. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Michael's parish in Canon City. Interment will be at the Lakeside Cemetery. A luncheon for Tony's family and friends will be held at St. Michael's fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend to greet family and friends in honor of Tony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Golden Age Center of Canon City or the Florence Senior Community Center. Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home.
Zupancic, Josephine P.
Josephine P. Zupancic - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2017 - Josephine P. Zupancic, our beautiful mother, age 98, earned her angel wings on Oct. 30, 2017. Viewing prior to service. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel.
John Zupec – Walsenburg World – February 9, 1906 – Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Thursday, February 8, 1906, John Zupec, age 52 years. Deceased had been working as a coal miner at the McInally. Death resulted from inflammation of the bowels.
Norma Zupkofska - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2016 - Norma Zupkofska, 77, passed away on Sept. 26, 2016. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at St. Joseph Church. Imperial Funeral Home - September 30, 2016 - Norma Zupkofska, 77 went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2016. After several years of pain and suffering, she is finally at peace. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was born December 30, 1938 to the union of Gregory and Velma Power in Kerrville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gregory Pete Power, sister-in-law Hanna Power, her daughter Anita Zupkofska and the precious young lives of her granddaughter Kirah Zupkofska and her grandson Brody Smith. She is survived by her husband, of almost forty-five years, Alan Zupkofska; children Karie (John) Saiz, Bob (Brenda) Smith, Annette Smith, Tammy Stapleton (Eric Santoyo) and Tanya Zupkofska; grandchildren: Harley (Lashawn) Saiz, Riley Saiz, Blade Saiz, Tiffany (Shad) Glenn, Colby (Ryan) Harr, Nico Smith, Jeanetta Bachand, Gregory Vanasse, Garret and Kenzie Stapleton, Lucas and Reyes Santoyo, and Kaleb Swart; great-grandchildren: Alexys, Maddison and Caleb Saiz, Stormy Saiz, Cohen, Tylee and Broden Glenn, Sadie Ruth Harr, Raenie Stapleton, and Emitt Stapleton; sister Ruth (Joe) Taravella and numerous nieces and nephews. She had a two year technical degree as a psychiatric technician and worked at the State Hospital for many years. Norma was very generous and gave freely to St. Jude, The Disabled Veterans and many more organizations over the years when she really couldn't afford to do this. When she was physically able, she was a person who sent a card whether for sympathy, get well, birthday, Christmas or just thinking of you. As she began to have difficulties in writing these cards slowly stopped or became less frequent, but she always cared about the sentiments of these occasions, and it bothered her that she could not continue with this practice. It would have been easy for her to give up on life but because of her strong faith and beliefs she had a zest for life. She loved the people in her life fiercely and deeply and when they hurt, she felt their pain as well. We would like to thank Professional Home Healthcare for caring for our mom for over twelve years and for all those that have offered their condolences in the loss of our mother. Norma has chosen to be cremated at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Reception will follow the mass.
James K. “Kenny” Zwick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2016 - James K. “Kenny” Zwick, 66, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 20, 2016. He was born Oct. 19, 1950, in Lamar, Colo. Left behind by brothers, Dennis (Willianne), Bob, Paul, Victor, Bill (Ross); and sister, Mary. Preceded in death by parents, Agnes M. Zwick and James E. (Patricia) Zwick; and brother, Tom (Lori). Kenny retired from the BNSF Railway after 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, music and working in his garden. He was considered a kind and generous man, loved by all. He will be missed greatly by family, friends and former work associates. Private services.
Zwick, Thomas Edward
Thomas Edward Zwick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2015 - Thomas Edward Zwick passed away on April 7, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. He will be missed by his wife, Lori; her family, his brothers and sister and friends. Tom was an Air Force veteran. He loved fishing and the Broncos. Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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