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Lee Liljegren

March 30, 1939 - November 15, 2017

Lee Liljegren, 78, passed away Nov. 15, 2017. Survived by her brother, Richard Heater; children, Colleen Liljegren (Frank) Padilla and Kevin Liljegren; grandchildren, Richard Liljegren, and Erin Padilla; and great-grandchildren, Rantin and Rohnan. Lee was born to Hadley and Edna Heater and raised in Wapello, Iowa. She was a graduate of Iowa State University....
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Vicky Ann Knutson

May 23, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Vicky Ann Knutson, 61, passed away Nov. 15, 2017. Survived by mother, Charlotte Overton; brother, Chuck (Melanie) Overton; daughters, Kristy and Kim Knutson and Tracy (Michael) Mathis; and grandchildren, Graydon and Olivia Mathis. Preceded in death by father, Charles Overton. Vicky was born in Des Moines, Iowa and worked at Parkview for 30+ years. She...
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Anthony Paul Fossceco

July 24, 1954 - November 11, 2017

Anthony Paul Fossceco, age 63, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sherry; devoted daughter, Laura; and sister, Marla Carleo (Daniel deceased). He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Patricia Salsbury; sister-in-law, Jean Whitzel (Buzz deceased); brothers-in-law, Mark (Sue) Steves and Adam (Celia)...
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Darwin E. McCurry

December 30, 1931 - November 7, 2017

Darwin E. McCurry, 85, passed away on Nov. 7, 2017. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores McCurry; children, Doug (Roxann) of Pueblo and Cindy (Marty) Shafer of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Jodi (James) Mihelich, Kati (Shane) Clark, Ali (Chris) Kintz, and Amanda (Mike Stout) Shafer; great-grandchildren, Haylee and Garrett Clark and Brayden and...
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Dennis A. Leasure

December 18, 1984 - November 5, 2017

Dennis A. Leasure, 32, passed away Nov. 5, 2017. Survived by his father, Frank (Cindy) Leasure; grandmother, Jane Martinez; sisters, Jackie, Gabby and Skyla; and numerous other family members. Service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
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Twylia Faye Califano

August 27, 1933 - October 31, 2017

Twylia Faye Califano, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord and her son, Doug, on Oct. 31, 2017. She was born on Aug. 27,1933, in Perryton, Texas. Twylia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Carl, the love of her life. She is also survived by her sons, Carl (Paula) Jerry (Cheryl) and her daughter, Katherine; grandchildren, John,...
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Carol Cooper

February 22, 1927 - October 30, 2017

Carol Cooper, 90, passed away on Oct. 30, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Herman and Mary Cooper; siblings, Judy Spoone, Janet Richards, Loreen Gall and Herman Cooper. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. PLEASE NOTE SERVICE DATE AND TIME CORRECTION! Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the...
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Robert L. Williams

July 3, 1933 - October 29, 2017

Robert L. Williams, 84, passed away on October 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. Bob was born to Raymond and Margaret Williams and was a Pueblo Police Officer retiring after 32 years of service. At his request, there...
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Dorian Draven Miller

August 11, 2004 - October 29, 2017

Dorian Draven Miller, born August 11, 2004, went to be with the angels on October 29, 2017. Survived by his parents, Cecelia Miller and Kevin Posival; grandmother, Cheryl Miller; great grandparents, Ronald and Jean Fields; uncle, Mike Fields; and aunt, Elizabeth Florke all of Pueblo; and brother, Johnnie Aronhart of Manassa, Va. Cremation,...
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James Neil Farrell

August 22, 1929 - October 28, 2017

James N. Farrell, 88, passed away Oct. 28, 2017. Survived by his daughter, Vikki (John) Albano; grandchildren, Megan Albano and Max (Elaine) Albano; and great-grandchildren, Annabella, Adrien and Lyla Albano, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Estella Farrell; mother, Betty Levin; and sister, Roxanne Levin. James was born Aug. 22, 1929&...
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David Don Plymell

January 2, 1951 - October 28, 2017

David Don Plymell, 66, passed away October 28, 2017. Survived by his Wife, Carolyn Plymell; Brother -Dan (Donna) Plymell, Brother -Wayne (Georgie) Plymell, Sister -Verna (Jerry) Frick, Aunt-Genevieve Buffalow, as well as in-laws, Bill (Cris) Goldsberry, Joyce (Ray) Lukes, Carl Goldsberry, Linda (Gary) Shaufler, Diana Plymell and numerous nieces...
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Andreas Nikolaus Zibolowsky

December 27, 1942 - October 27, 2017

Andreas N. Zibolowsky, was received by God on October 27, 2017, at the age of 74. Andreas retired in 1999, in Augusta, Ga. After retirement, he and is wife traveled and in 2010, settled in Colorado. Andreas is a kind and gentle person, a devoted husband, honest and sincere and now at peace forevermore. Andreas is survived by Donna, his wife of 42 years....
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Alfred Armour Bezona

November 30, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Alfred Armour Bezona has rode out his last 8 seconds...and his pick up men took him to his heavenly home... He was born in Holly, Colorado, on November 30, 1928 to Otto and Rebecca Bezona. He was the fourth child born into a family of 10...during some of the darkest times in American history..the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. It was during these hard times and the intense true...
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W. Carol Hires

October 9, 1942 - October 26, 2017

W. Carol Hires passed away on October 26, 2017 at 75 years of age. She was born on October 9, 1942 to John Richardson and E. Louise Lewis. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Shriver; sons, Scott Romine (wife Lynnette) and John Romine (wife Lori); her grandchildren, Christopher Fennell (wife Casey), Jonathan Shriver (wife Jamie), Rachel Huver (husband Ben),...
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Donna M. Biggerstaff

December 12, 1929 - October 24, 2017

Donna M. Biggerstaff, 87, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2017. Donna was born December 12, 1929 to Harold and Mary Salstrom on a small farm in Bigelow, MN. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Bolton "Don" Biggerstaff, brother Norman Salstrom. Survived by son Duane (Kay) Biggerstaff, daughter Debra Henigsman, grandchildren Taffi...
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John Edward Ryan, Ph.D.

July 4, 1948 - October 16, 2017

John Edward Ryan, Ph.D., 69, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday morning. Sunrise July 4, 1948, sunset October 16, 2017. John was born in San Bernardino, Calif., with his sister, Patricia and brother, David. He began teaching at CSU-Pueblo in 1980, where he was head of the Honors Department for seven years. He later became Professor Emeritus...
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Eva Pachino

October 15, 2017

Eva Pachino, 89, departed this life Oct. 15, 2017. Preceded in death by the love of her life, husband, Junior Pachino, they shared 55 years of marriage; sister, Fritzie Wobst; brother, Joe Pantaleo; and parents, Giuseppe and Josephine Pantaleo. Survived by son, Paul; daughter, Brenda (Joe) Carnes; sisters, Josephine Warren, Jennie (Charles)...
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Tanya Renee Folkmire

December 10, 1977 - October 14, 2017

Tanya Renee Folkmire, 39, passed October 14, 2017. Survived by children, Serenity Folkmire and Chase Coiner; parents, Dorothy and Jeff Williams and Rick and Rhonda Folkmire; brother, Lee Folkmire; step-sisters, Charmaine Payne, Angela Avritt and Jennifer Shavier; step-brother, Danny Ray McCarty; grandmother, Tillie Duran; several aunts, uncles,...
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Sharon Scheulen

October 28, 1942 - October 11, 2017

C. Sharon Scheulen, 74, passed away Oct. 11, 2017. Survived by her husband, Tom Scheulen; children, Melanie Metz of Pueblo and Paul (Tammy) Metz of Pueblo West; siblings, Jerry (Charleen) Murphy, Daryl Murphy and Cindy (Bill) Roberts; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous special friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Creta...
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Steven Eugene Griffith

August 25, 1960 - October 11, 2017

Steven Eugene Griffith, 57, passed away Oct. 11, 2017, in Denver. Survived by his wife, Sharon Griffith; mother, Vonda New; sisters, Pamela (Barry) Hoskins, Tamara (Donald) Gardner, Cathy Souder, Christine Leewaye, Brandi Griffith; and brother, Travis New. Preceded in death by his father, Steve Griffith; sister, Diane Elizabeth Griffith; and...
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Sally Ann Enck

February 23, 1935 - October 11, 2017

Sally Ann Enck, 82, passed away Oct. 11, 2017. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, (NOT THIS SATURDAY but the following Saturday) at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 or American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Ste. B100,...
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Darren Ray Butcher

February 6, 1961 - October 10, 2017

Darren Ray Butcher, 56, was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Alva, Okla. and passed away in his sleep Oct. 10, 2017. Survived by his parents, Jim and Judy Butcher of Pueblo; sister, Denise Tucci (Jerry) of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nephews, Ryan and Dominic Tucci of Pueblo. Darren held an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering- Surveying. In the late 80s in California,...
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Richard T. Ramsey

January 14, 1943 - October 10, 2017

Richard T. Ramsey, 74, passed away October 10, 2017. Survived by son, Richard Ramsey II (wife, Cassie; daughters, Thea and Kyla); daughter, Julie Ramsey (daughter, Michelle Nagy; sons, Andrew and Daniel Nagy); brother, Don Ramsey (wife, Bonnie; son, Chad); brother-in-law, James Quackenbush (wife, Pat; son, Jim; daughters, Diane &...
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Carol G. Tomlinson

November 24, 1941 - October 9, 2017

Carol G. Tomlinson, 75, passed Oct. 9, 2017. Survived by her children, Laurie (Mike) Daugherty, Jamie (Mike) Gage, Jackie (John) Horton and Aaron (Julie) Tomlinson; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia (Cecil) Brink, Douglas, (Judy) Chambers and Warren (Shirley) Chambers. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James...
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Sandra L. Bradley

November 24, 1946 - October 7, 2017

Sandra L. Bradley 11/24/1946 - 10/07/2017 Small in stature but big in heart Sandy loved and helped many people, organizations, and nonprofits, giving freely of her time and expertise. Her love of animals was well known. A gifted and creative artisan her work is in homes and businesses. The many people who loved her appreciated her knowledge of and skill with machinery,...
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Orlando Herrera

November 7, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Orlando Herrera, 84, passed away Oct. 5, 2017. Survived by sister, Magdalena “Maggie” (Don) Salyers; daughters, Carmen (Dave) Romero, Leola M. (Michael) Urback and Patricia J. (Jerome) Woolard; grandchildren, Jason A. (Kerry) Romero, Aaron (Kraig Koehler) Romero, Michelle M. Del Priorie, Cherie M. Freismuth, Mathew I. (Emrald) Urback and...
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Carole A. McKinney

November 3, 1945 - October 5, 2017

Carole A. (Corlett) McKinney, age 71, passed away October 5, 2017, following a lengthy illness. She is survived by Daughter, Anne Cabibi (Mark Salazar), Daughter, Julie Cabibi (Patrick Lovato), Grandson, Kyle Cabibi-DePietro, Brother Thomas Corlett (Nancy), Sister Janet Monack, Sister Linda Corlett and numerous nieces, nephews and friends,...
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Thomas H. Sheridan

October 1, 2017

Thomas H. Sheridan of Yardley, Ohio passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, following a recent diagnosis of liver cancer. He was 62. Tom died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and beloved companion, Sheila Papa. Tom attended Drexel University and earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance. Tom was the Executive Vice President of Keystone...
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Ronald Martin Conley

October 7, 1940 - September 30, 2017

Ronald Martin Conley, 76, passed away Sept. 30, 2017. Survived children, Michael (Ronda) Conley; Dawn (Jeff) Turrieta and Dutch (Kirsten) Conley; step-grandson, Allen (Julie) Grieve; brothers, Ray Conley, Garry Conley, Earnest (Kathy) Conley and David (Donna) Conley; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and step-children. ...
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Kathleen Selters Monson

February 25, 1925 - September 29, 2017

Kathleen Selters Monson, 92, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, in Waxahachie, Texas. Kathleen was born on February 25, 1925, in Monte Vista, Colo. to Robert and Myrtle (Porter) Selters. She married John William Monson and together they had two sons. Kathleen was a teacher for over 28 years and taught elementary for the Florence School District. She...
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Margaret Jones Pedersen

April 26, 1921 - September 26, 2017

Margaret Jones Pedersen, 96, Born to William and Carrie Jones on April 26, 1921, in Lynchburg, Va. and passed away September 26, 2017, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, Gene L. Pedersen; sisters, Elizabeth Yeatts, Sally Capps and Evelyn Cox; and brothers, William and Frank Jones. Survived by her children, Linda, Gene Jr.,...
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Jerome P. Stimpfl

January 24, 1942 - September 25, 2017

Jerome P. “Jerry” Stimpfl, 75, passed away September 25, 2017. Survived by his wife, Rose Marie; sons, Eric John and Mark Ashley; grandchildren, Candace, Sophia, Chase and Mia; great-grandson, Elijah; brother, Joseph Stimpfl; nephew, Jovi Stimpfl; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Stimpfl and...
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Gene E. Martin

January 13, 1925 - September 24, 2017

Gene E. Martin, 92, passed away September 24, 2017. Survived by wife, Mabel; children, Char (Joe) O’Brien, Ed (Betsy) Martin, Jeff (Eloisa) Martin and Ben Martin; seven granddaughters; one grandson; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; and two nieces. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters. Gene was born to Sophia and...
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Tad W. Hedrick

February 11, 1965 - September 24, 2017

Tad W. Hedrick, 52, went to be with his Lord Jesus on September 24, 2017. He was an accomplished culinary chef after graduating from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore. He won several culinary competitions in the northwest while working in Oregon and Alaska. He loved fishing and the outdoors. Survived by his parents, Ron and Becky Hedrick of Pueblo; sister,...
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Sue Annette Landrum

February 18, 1941 - September 23, 2017

Sue Annette (Clifton) Landrum, 76, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on September 23, 2017, at her daughter Amy’s home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sue was born February 18, 1941, in Independence, Mo. Growing up, Sue lived in Kansas City, Mo., Cincinnati, Ohio, Long Island, N.Y., and...
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Robert Steven Kottenstette

February 11, 1993 - September 20, 2017

Robert S. Kottenstette, 24, born Feb. 11, 1993, in Pueblo, passed away Sept. 20, 2017. Survived by his mother, Elizabeth Kottenstette; grandparents, Fred and Helen Kottenstette; great-grandmother, Rita Kottenstette; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bobby enjoyed hiking, fishing, the Broncos and being with family. He will be...
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Elaine Mary Swensen

October 18, 1940 - September 18, 2017

ELAINE MARY SWENSEN, age 76, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. I know this because, like the apostle Paul, she finished the race with dignity, strength of character and integrity. She was content with little or with much and always seemed to make ends meet. Her mom and dad were frugal but fair and taught her the most important qualities for a good...
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Catherine Rose Latino

August 21, 1934 - September 14, 2017

Catherine Rose Latino, 83, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017. Preceded in death by her husbands, Dale Calloway and Charlie Latino. Catherine is survived by her sons, Steven (Lori) Calloway, Roger (Marcie) Calloway and Dwight E. Calloway all of Pueblo; step-daughter; step-son; two granddaughters; three step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. ...
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Ralph Eugene Schuster

August 6, 1930 - September 11, 2017

Ralph Eugene Schuster, 87, passed away September 11, 2017. Survived by wife, Shirley; son, Kurt; brother, Robert (Darla); sister, Sara; grandson, Nathan (Hannah); brother-in-law, Jim Sehnert; stepchildren, Cindy (Mike) Deulen, Tim (Karen) Mondragon, Brenda (Chris) Monck; six step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and...
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Barbara Elaine Booth

January 27, 1934 - September 11, 2017

The angels came for Barbara Elaine Williams Booth on September 11, 2017, three weeks after losing beloved husband, Dick Booth, after 63 years of marriage. We believe she didn’t want to be without him any longer, or that he couldn’t wait any longer for her to get there. Barbara was born January 27, 1934, in Pueblo, Colorado, where she resided her...
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Barbara J. Bravo

April 14, 1928 - August 31, 2017

Barbara J. Bravo, 89, of Pueblo, Colo. passed away August 31, 2017, at Joni Fair Hospice House in Pueblo. Born on April 14, 1928, to Elsworth and Barbara Rogers in Rocky Ford, Colo. She graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1947. Survived by son, Benny (Barbara) Bravo of La Junta; daughter, Annette (John) Nelson of Arvada, Colo; brother, Jim...
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Jacquelyn J. Snapp

March 7, 1946 - August 26, 2017

Jacquelyn J. Snapp, 71, passed away August 26, 2017. Survived by daughters, Revele (Roger) Long and Jennifer (Chad) Lucas; grandchildren, Christopher, Lauren and Sara; brothers, Eugene (Carol) Sikes and Robert Sikes; sister, Rosemary (Edward) Willits; and special friends in her life, Ronald Snapp, Sharon Clark, Edith Baca and James McGrath. Preceded...
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John Keith Demas

September 13, 1929 - August 25, 2017

John “Johnny” Keith Demas, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday August 25, 2017, at home. John was born to Greek immigrant Tom Demas and Helen Demas on September 13, 1929, in Pueblo. He is survived by his companion of 28 years, Mary Orf ; children, Kelly (Jim) Patton, Karen (George) Caldwell, Joni (Jim) Wolfe, John Demas Jr.;...
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Kerry Robin Hawkins

December 5, 1972 - August 24, 2017

Kerry Robin Hawkins, age 44, passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2017, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Pueblo, Colo., surrounded by her loving family and special friends. She was born on Dec. 5, 1972, to the late David Zimmerman and Barbara Zimmerman, who survives. Kerry was the mother of Colton David Hawkins, who was the love of her life. She also leaves...
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Anna Marie Baxter

September 14, 1921 - August 22, 2017

Anna Marie Baxter, 95, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday August 22, 2017. Anna Marie was born on September 14, 1921, in Pueblo, Colorado, to Irish Catholic Immigrants Bernard and Mary Baxter. Anna Marie attended St. Leanders grade school as well as Pueblo Catholic High and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Anna Marie led a very full life and while much of her life...
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Walter O. Peterson III

March 3, 1951 - August 21, 2017

Dr. Walter O. Peterson, III, 66, born March 3, 1951, joined those who passed before him in heaven August 21, 2017. Walter was a proud, but never boastful man with amazing inner strength. He served his country honorably as a helicopter medic in Vietnam from January 21, 1970 to January 25, 1973. He was active reserve until January 25, 1976, in the...
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Lucille F. Lance

August 19, 2017

Lucille F. Lance passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. Lucille is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (Adolfo) Lujan, Daleen (Curtis) Robeson and Marcia Lance; sister, Leona Stauffer; daughters-in-law, Denise Lance and Teresa Passarelli; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerold Sitton, John Hemphill, Marlys Lance, Pat Milinski,...
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Richard C. Ice

October 31, 1937 - August 19, 2017

Richard Cordell Ice, 79, born Oct. 31, 1937, in Wiley, Colo, passed away Aug. 19, 2017. Survived by wife of 58 years, Wilma Ice; daughters, Danna Ice, Sallie Ice, Tracy (George) Eadie and Holly (Doug) Bauer; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. ...
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Richard Albert Booth

September 8, 1933 - August 18, 2017

The last alarm sounded for Richard Albert (Dick) Booth on August 18, 2017. He was born to Albert and Arta Booth on Sept 8, 1933, in Pueblo, Colorado. Left to cherish his memory are his bride of 63 years, Barbara; daughter, Paula Anselmo; son, Richard Eric Booth; granddaughter, Giana Marie Anselmo; grandson, Jared Dalton Booth; sister, Barbara Bohman,...
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Josephine Arnold

April 1, 1940 - August 15, 2017

Josephine Arnold, 77, passed away August 15, 2017. Survived by sons, Craig Arnold and Lincoln Arnold. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Arnold; and children, Patton Arnold and Colette Arnold. Born to Abraham Andringa and Nellie O’Neil on April 1, 1940, in Sparta, Wis. and graduated Sparta High School in 1958. Josephine enjoyed bowling, fishing...
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Larry William Porter

May 10, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Larry William Porter, 79, passed away Aug. 11, 2017. Survived by wife of 56 years, Norah Porter; sons, Randy (Karen), Chris (Mary) and Paul (Lisa) Porter; grandchildren, Amy, Joshua, Shelby, Justin, Kayla, Amber and Lacey; great-grandson, Ashton; sisters, Betty (Glenn) Kittinger, Sherrell (Ray) VanBuskirk and Patty (Larry) Gourley. ...
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Larry William Porter

May 10, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Larry William Porter, 79, passed away Aug. 11, 2017. Survived by wife of 66 years, Norah Porter; sons, Randy (Karen), Chris (Mary) and Paul (Lisa) Porter; grandchildren, Amy, Joshua, Shelby, Justin, Kayla, Amber and Lacey; great-grandson, Ashton; sisters, Betty (Glenn) Kittinger, Sherrell (Ray) VanBuskirk and Patty (Larry) Gourley. ...
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Ben DeWitt

August 6, 1944 - August 9, 2017

Ben DeWitt passed away August 9, 2017, in Pueblo, Colorado, losing his final, well-fought battle to Agent Orange exposure during his two combat tours in Vietnam. Ben once wrote of the war, “if the bullets don’t get you, the jungle will.” Ben was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Bel Air High School. He entered the Army as a...
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Carl Cameron

September 30, 1938 - August 5, 2017

Carl Cameron, 78, born September 30, 1938, passed away August 5, 2017. Survived by his wife of 42 years, June; special grandson, Daniel; daughters, Linda Avery, Karen (Gordon)Smith, Debbie Broderick and Tracy Gallegos; son, David (Tracy) Klamm; grandchildren, Scott, Amy, Michelle, Rebecca Avery, Matt, and Ali Smith, Rodney...
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Doris L. Cherry

January 17, 1924 - August 4, 2017

Doris Cherry, 93, left this life to a new life in Heaven on Aug. 4, 2017, She was born in Sumner, Neb. to Fred and Ada Kutsch. Preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Sandra. Doris is survived by her husband of 74 years, Joseph; son, Richard (Joan); grandchildren, Dusty Smith and John (Kristen); great-grandchildren, Marshall, Tanner,...
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James Austin Childress

August 10, 1929 - August 4, 2017

James Austin Childress, 87, passed away on August 4, 2017, at Primrose Retirement Community. He was born August 10, 1929, in Aspermont, Texas, to Millard Fillmore & Mollie Moore Childress. He is survived by two children, Debbie (Jeff) Childress, Mike (Cathy) Childress; four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Thomas) Parker, Melissa (David) Zeleznikar,...
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Lewis David Rickwalt

March 21, 1933 - July 28, 2017

Lewis “Dave” Rickwalt, 84, beloved husband, father, and papa, passed away on July 28, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1933, in Canon City, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marjorie Dolan Rickwalt; his brother, Alan Rickwalt; his sister, Evelyn James; and his parents, Lewis A. and Eunice Rickwalt. Survived by...
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Sandra Stein

September 23, 1942 - July 26, 2017

Sandra “Sandy” Merle Stein, 74, died peacefully on July 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandy was born on Sept. 23, 1942 in Tucson, AZ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Rhoda (Hayutin) Fuchs; sister, Marsha (Fuchs) Playman; in-laws, Emanuel and Ruth (Dobin) Stein; and sister-in-law, Sheila (Stein) Horton. ...
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Merry Elizabeth Hedrick

May 13, 1916 - July 25, 2017

Merry Elizabeth Hedrick, 101, was born into Eternal Life on July 25, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. Merry was predeceased by her husband, Roy Hedrick; parents, Xerxes and Rebecca Sheeley; and brother, Charles. She was a 1935 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. She studied nursing at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Colorado Springs where she...
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Josephine E. Sandoval

February 28, 1927 - July 21, 2017

Josephine Eufemia Sandoval, 90, passed away July 21, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Cokedale, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Sandoval; son, Martin Sandoval; daughter, Louise. Survived by children, Marie (Juan) Archuleta, Gerald (Dorothy) Sandoval, Lucille (Leonard) Martinez, Helen (Ed) Nichols&...
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Edward John Tekavich

May 2, 1929 - July 20, 2017

Edward John Tekavich, 88, passed away July 20, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Agnes (née Fabian) Tekavich; brothers, Martin, Robert and Rudy; and sisters, Emma, Agnes and Dorothy. Survived by his longtime friend, Robert Boyd; and 36 year dairy employee, Amador Haro. Edward was born May 2, 1929, in Pueblo. He served his...
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Ray Aldon Smith

February 18, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Ray Aldon “Cowboy” Smith, 82, passed away at home on July 18, 2017. He was born in Holly, Colorado on February 18, 1935, to Ray and Mabel Smith. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Bonnie Bland; and brother-in-law, James Bland of Wyoming. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; children, Russell Smith, Daniel Smith, Michelle (Rod)...
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Bev Pressey

May 27, 1939 - July 16, 2017

Bev (Buzan) Pressey, 78, passed away July 16, 2017. Survived by her loving husband, Sumner W. Pressey, III “Press”; daughter, Pamela (Tim) Vaughn; loving grandmother to Emilie and Stephen Vaughn; and great-grandson, Highe Timothy. Also survived by many cousins and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Paul C. and Louise Buzan. Bev was born on May...
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Gerard Brandimarte

June 2, 1957 - July 12, 2017

Gerard Brandimarte, 60, passed away July 12, 2017. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Paula Brandimarte; father, Anselmo Brandimarte; sons, Gerard Brandimarte II (Amber) and Derek Chatham (Amber); as well as special family and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Dolores; brother, Matthew; and his beloved dog, Coors. Gerard was born June 2, 1957,...
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Feng Han

November 29, 1951 - July 9, 2017

Feng Han, 65, passed away in an accident on July 9, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Huimin Wu, daughter, Shuang Han of Denver and brother, Tiejun Han of Beijing, China. Feng was a loving husband, father and son. He was born in Shenyang, China and grew up in Beijing. He had an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Chicago in...
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Arla R. Ascherman

May 19, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Arla Scott Aschermann was born May 19, 1921, in Kellerton, Iowa, to Glenn and Ruth Wyckoff Scott. She traced her lineage back eight generations to a Dutch immigrant to New Amsterdam in 1635. In 1941 she married Bob Aschermann in Taos, New Mexico. They were married 69 years. Children are Jerry of Union, Kentucky; David of Ft. Collins and John of Arvada, eight...
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Randy Lyn Barela

August 3, 1990 - July 4, 2017

Randy Lyn Barela, 26, of Pueblo, Colo., returned to his heavenly home on July 4, 2017. He was born on August 3, 1990, in Pueblo to Roland and Linda (Webb) Barela. Randy is survived by his parents; brother, Marc Barela; sister, Michelle Barela; and countless aunts, uncles and cousins. Randy attended Central High School and graduated in 2009. He will...
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Vera Dean

July 4, 2017

Vera (Yoxtheimer) Dean, 90, passed away on July 4, 2017. Vera lived most of her life in Pueblo, Colo. She married John Yoxtheimer in 1951, and they spent their honeymoon driving to Pueblo from back east. While still single, Vera worked as a typesetter and proof reader for a newspaper in Grand Rapids, Mich. Born near Warren, Ohio, Vera grew up with seven...
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Maureen Virginia Towne

October 30, 1944 - June 30, 2017

Maureen V. Towne, 72, passed away on June 30, 2017. Survived by her husband, Ralph A. Towne; daughter, Virginia R. Wetherington; son, Shawn D. (Robert Duvnjak) Towne; brother, Larry; and sisters, Bonnie and Linda. Maureen was born to Larry and Virginia Wilson in North Carolina. She worked as an RN Supervisor at CMHIP. Maureen enjoyed volunteering to take care...
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Olga Mae Tezak

February 28, 1922 - June 30, 2017

Olga M. Tezak, 95, passed away June 30, 2017. Survived by her sister, Dorothy Tezak of Pueblo and nephew, Lloyd (Mary) Tezak of Amarillo, Texas. Olga was born to John and Katherine Tezak on Feb. 28, 1922, in Pueblo. She retired from Stoehr Cleaners as a seamstress. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave...
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John Joseph Wertz

March 29, 1936 - June 25, 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 US 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...
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Garth G. Vaughan

June 24, 2017

Garth G. Vaughan, 83, passed away June 24, 2017. Survived by his wife of 24 years, Jo Vaughan; son, Michael Vaughan of Seattle, Washington; daughter-in-law, Beth Vaughan of Devon, England; and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Vaughan and son, Garth Vaughan. Born to Ronald and Joy Vaughan in Kansas. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Garth began his...
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Helen Vergilio Harris

June 26, 1927 - June 21, 2017

Helen C. (Vergilio) Harris, 89, passed away June 21, 2017. Survived by husband of 51 years, Richard Harris; sister-in-law, Kathy Vergilio of Fish Kill, N.Y.; nephews, Judge Joseph Vergilio of Oaktown, Va., Henry (Sayarre) Vergilio of Seattle, Wash. and Jim Vergilio of Oaktown, Va.; two nieces; and special friends, Geno and Kathy Tresso, Jack and Angie Madic, Jack Gornick, Bob and Angie Parr,...
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Jonathan David Freeman

June 21, 2017 - June 21, 2017

Jonathan David Freeman, 3 month infant son of David and Stacey Freeman of Pueblo West, passed away June 20, 2017, in Denver. Also survived by his grandparents, Dan and Audrey Daberkow, Dave and Ann-Marie Freeman, all of Pueblo West; great-grandparents, Marie Daberkow of Pueblo West, Robert Freeman of Texas, Roger Page of Pueblo West, Carol and Brian Duke of Calif. Also survived by numerous aunts,...
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June Gilfillan

June 11, 1920 - June 20, 2017

June Gilfillan, born June 11, 1920, in Platteville, Colo. to Joy and Jenne (Stevens) Thompson. June is survived by sons, Donald Gilfillan of Loveland, and David Gilfillian of Lincoln, Neb.; granddaughter, Kathlynn Jackson of Colorado Springs; and-great grandson, Conner of Colorado Springs, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband, John Gilfillan. She was a resident of...
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Clarence Gerald Robbe

August 26, 1933 - June 19, 2017

Clarence Gerald "Jerry" Robbe August 26, 1933 – June 19, 2017 Preceded in death by parents, Clarence Anson Robbe and Ruby Elspass Robbe; special uncle and aunt, William Seth Williams and Ruth Elspass Williams. Survived by wife, Charlene "Punky" Baldwin Robbe; close cousin, Richard A. Willliams, Kent, Wash.; children, Deborah Robbe, Smyrna, Ga., Jane Robbe (Matthew) Rhodes, Pueblo West, Colo...
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Robert E. Balleweg

September 5, 1925 - June 17, 2017

Robert E. Balleweg, 91, passed away June 17, 2017. Survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Alice Balleweg; children, Ken Balleweg, Bernard Balleweg and Lorri (Tony) Pimentel; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rob Huguez) Balleweg, Olivia, Christopher and Grace Pimentel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Bob was born to Lorenz and...
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Alice Elaine Ashley

April 13, 1929 - June 17, 2017

Alice Elaine Ashley, 88, passed away June 17, 2017. Survived by her daughters, Deidre Ashley and Kim (Nick) Geier; granddaughters, Kaitlynn (Chris Oreskovich) Geier and Hailey Geier; sisters, Kathleen Wolgamot and Sally Mizell; sisters-in-law, Pat Gossard and Joyce Gossard; numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Ivan M. Ashley Jr.; parents, Eileen Wolgamot and Claude...
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Paul Harrison Scholtz

September 29, 1948 - June 17, 2017

Paul Harrison Scholtz was born in Erie, Pa. on Sept. 29, 1948, to Paul and Margaret Scholtz. He accepted Christ and was called to preach at age 18 at a revival meeting at Weis Library Methodist Church in Fairview, Pa. He attended Edinboro University near Erie. He was then drafted and given a free, one year, all expense paid vacation to sunny Southeast Asia where he enjoyed activities such as...
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Patricia Dawn Ricks

July 15, 1943 - June 14, 2017

Patricia Dawn (Roberson) Ricks, 73, passed away June 14, 2017. Patricia is forever loved and survived by her four(4) children, Cindy, Jerri, Sammi and her son John, loving brothers Clifford Roberson Jr. and Sammy Bayes and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Her grandchildren Amanda, Maggie, Tyerail, Athena, Jonathon, Jeramy, Christian, Julian and adopted by love, Sara. Her great...
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Rebecca Mae White

December 11, 1953 - June 9, 2017

Rebecca Mae (Foster) White, 63, was born Dec. 11, 1953, in South Bend, Ind., to John and Lorraine Foster. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 9, 2017, in Cripple Creek, Colo. She moved to Colorado in 1982 from south Florida. She loved the mountains and helping kids and animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lorraine Foster and her sister, Nancy Foster Desmond. She...
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Daniel Ronald Caprioglio

February 24, 1961 - June 9, 2017

Daniel Ronald Caprioglio, age 56, passed away June 9, 2017. He is survived by loving family members wife, Helen; daughters, Teresa and Ariel; son, Anthony; father, Carlos Caprioglio; stepmother, Magaly Caprioglio; brother, Roberto Caprioglio and sister-in-law, Yvette Becerra; mother-in-law, Sharon Walker; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Chris Walker, Kari Walker, Marty Bracken, Pete Walker, Bob...
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Richard George Oreskey

October 24, 1952 - June 9, 2017

Richard George Oreskey, 64, passed away unexpectedly June 9, 2017. Survived by wife, Mickie Oreskey; daughters, Melissa (Brad) Ritter and Michelle (Rickey) Jones; mother, Marie Oreskey; siblings, Susan (Pete) Juba, Janet (Carmen) Juliano and Michael (Sandy) Oreskey; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces an nephews. Preceded in death by his father George F. Oreskey, Jr; grandparents, George F....
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John Richard McCluskey

March 26, 1939 - June 7, 2017

John Richard "Jack" McCluskey, 78, of Pueblo went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1939, in Starkville, Colo. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 45 years Marilyn McCluskey; son, Mark McCluskey; daughter, Jaclyn (Nathan) Mutz; grandsons, Hunter, Gunnison and Jackson Mutz; sister-in-law, Sharol McCluskey; nephew, Jonathan (Katrina) McCluskey...
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Frank Mondlak

November 18, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Frank Mondlak. Sunrise, November 18, 1954. Sunset, June 5, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his ex-wife, Sharon Popernich; daughters, Jamie Easton and Danielle Hayes; grandchildren, April, Hunter, Cody and Cera; wife, Rochelle Mondlak; step-sons, Andrew (Melissa) and Nathan (Stephanie) Welsh; grandchildren, Natalie, Savannah, Kadi, Breena, Peyton, Morgan, Anna and Nathan, Jr. Frank...
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Edsel W. Watts

August 21, 1927 - June 4, 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....
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William J. Askwig

October 24, 1930 - June 3, 2017

William J. Askwig, 86, died June 3, 2017. William "Bill" was born October 24, 1930, in Billings, Mont., one of five children to Earl and Myrtle Askwig. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War. For 32 years, before his retirement in 1994, he was employed as Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Business at what is now CSU-Pueblo, where he was an...
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June A. Sterling

November 3, 1941 - June 2, 2017

June A. (Montgomery) Sterling, 75, of Pueblo, a devoted wife and mother, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Tracy, Minnesota. June was a dedicated homemaker most of her life and enjoyed her time with her late husband, Joe. She enjoyed morning phone conversations with her friends, trips to Cripple Creek, watching the Avalanche and Rockies, her cats and the time she...
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Clifford Eugene Perry

August 10, 1951 - May 31, 2017

Clifford (Cliff) Eugene Perry, 65, of Pueblo passed away on May 31, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 6, 2017 at Cliff's church Praise Assembly of God with the Pastor Jim Urie, officiating. Arrangements are by Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Cliff was born in La Junta, Colorado to James Stephenson and Dorothy Davis on August 10, 1951. He...
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Greg Valerio

April 27, 1949 - May 30, 2017

Greg "Jr." Valerio, 68, passed away May 30, 2017. Survived by wife of 47 years, Jean Valerio; sons, Greg (Louanne) Valerio and Marcello (Tammy) Valerio; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Dorothy Arguello; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; and special friends, Richard Aragon and Pam Samack. Preceded in death by mother, Stella Molina; and...
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Frank E. McClatchey

October 17, 1942 - May 28, 2017

Frank E. McClatchey, 74, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his residence. He was born on October 17, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Raymond E. and Ruth D. McClatchey. He was united in marriage on June 5, 1965, in Simla, Colo. to his wife, Linda. Frank was a 1960 graduate of Pueblo East High School and attended Pueblo Junior College and Mesa State. He worked in...
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Ruby Louise West White

March 5, 1936 - May 27, 2017

Ruby Louise West-White of Pueblo West, CO passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 . She was born at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, on March 5, 1936 and relocated with the family to Southern California as a young girl. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. She continued her education at Southern California Bible College (now Vanguard University) where she met her...
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Mary Elizabeth Maguire

August 9, 1930 - May 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Maguire, 86, born August 9, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa. and passed away May 25, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, William Maguire; parents, Michael and Anna Nolan; and sister-in-law, Pat Maguire. Survived by daughter, Mary "Missy" Maguire of Pueblo, Colo.; sons, Dr. William (Dr. Diana Danilenko) Maguire of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael R. (Trish) Maguire of Albuquerque, N.M.,...
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John F. Massey

April 22, 1940 - May 24, 2017

John F. Massey, 77, passed away on May 24, 2017. Survived by wife of 25 years, Barbara Pittman; children, Danny (Marilyn) Massey, Ruby Massey and Eli Massey; step-children, Robin Obair, Michael (Barbara) Pittman, Robert Pittman and Christopher (Bo) Pittman; siblings, Keith Massey, Vicki Stroup, Roxie Casey and June Stice; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his...
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Moshe Michael E. Atencio

February 22, 1955 - May 24, 2017

Moshe Michael E. Atencio, 62, passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2017. Leaving behind his daughter, Michele Atencio; son, Michael Atencio; mother, Patricia Baltimore; grandchildren, Mavrick, Michael, Monet, Melachi; sisters, Debbie Atencio and Dorothy Atencio; and brother, Mark Atencio. Preceded in death by his father, Ernest Atencio; siblings, Moses, Matthew and Dolores Atencio. Moshe was...
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Henry B. Caldwell III

December 14, 1954 - May 23, 2017

Henry B. Caldwell III, age 62, died May 23, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. Henry (known as Ferdy to his family) is survived by his daughter, Charleen (Charlee), his father, Henry B. Caldwell, Jr., and his sister, Liesa Houdashelt (Edward) and her family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Charleen. Henry was born on December 14, 1954 in Pueblo to Henry B. Caldwell, Jr. and Charleen Kunc Caldwell....
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Wanda Lee Sexton

May 26, 1931 - May 23, 2017

Wanda Lee Sexton, 85, born May 26, 1931, died on May 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Sexton; brother, James Crain; sister, Barbara Kauffman; brother-in-law, Donald D. Kauffman of Ft. Collins; sister, Pansy Crain; and parents, Frank and Peggy Crain of Buffalo, Wyo. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Richardson of Pueblo; son, James C. (Jenny) Sexton of Golden;...
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Brenda J. Amman

April 7, 1967 - May 22, 2017

Brenda J. Amman, 50, born April 7, 1967, Brenda made her transition to be with her Lord on May 22, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She joins in death infant brother, Brendan; Little Gramma Garnett; and Big Grandma and Grandpa Amman. She is survived by husband John; and leaves her undying love to her beloved son, Miles Quentin Hall; loving and devoted mother, Jane Garnett; loving...
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Max L. Plummer

June 25, 1960 - May 21, 2017

Max L. Plummer, 56, passed away May 21, 2017, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife of 13 years, Peggy Massie; mother, Carolyn Cress of Concord, NC; children, Jeremy (Robin) Plummer of Patuxent River, Md. And Shelley (Ryan) Darnell of Albemarle, NC; siblings, Billie Plummer of Concord, NC and Mike Plummer of Kannapolis, NC; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father,...
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Jon Louis Frederiksen

April 28, 1937 - May 18, 2017

Jon Louis Frederiksen, 80, passed away May 18, 2017. Survived by children, Vicki (Gary) Shumway of Utah, Katy White of Maryland, Mike (Joyce) Frederiksen of Kansas, Russell (Viola) Frederiksen of Arizona, Sean Frederiksen and Heather Imes both of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents. Jon was born to Louis and Marjorie Frederiksen on...
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