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ABELE, C.W.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: C.W. "Doc" Abele, 75, died May 4, 1963. He aided in the development of the Miami Country Day and Residence School for Boys (now the Miami Country Day School), and was a director at Camp Cloudmont in Valley Head, AL. He was a YMCA administrator and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a former resident of Peoria, IL, and had been in the Miami area for over 40 years. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Abele. Services were held at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park. Arrangements were handled by Lithgow Funeral Home.

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ABRAHAMSON, William
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: William Abrahamson, 81, died December 27, 1967. He was born in Russia. He retired from Nash Motor Co. in Chicago, IL, and had been a St. Petersburg resident for 13 years. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Abrahamson; four daughters, Mrs. Robert McFarland of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Lillian August of Chicago, and Mrs. Isabelle Stern and Mrs. Faye Kaiser, both of Evanston, IL; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by C.E. Prevatt Memorial Home.

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ADAMS, Flossie
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Flossie Beth Adams, 86, died February 23, 1996 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. Survivors include a daughter, Nell Phillips of Bonifay; a son, Douglas M. Miller of Chipley; a sister, Inez Pridgen of Sneads; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at West Bonifay Baptist Church. Interment was at the Bonifay City Cemetery under the direction of Peel Funeral Home.

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ADAMS, Ivory
LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Ivory Lee Adams, 77, died September 16, 1991 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born November 24, 1913 in Lakeland. She was a former kindergarten teacher, and a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Victor J. Adams of Lakeland; a sister, Leola Holloman of Orlando; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Scott. Interment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery by Charles A. Lewis Funeral Home.

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ADKINS, Rosa
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Rosa Lee Adkins, 56, died May 9, 1961 at the Washington County Hospital. She was born March 20, 1905. Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Adkins; two sons, Bobby L. Adkins of Pensacola, and Charles E. Adkins of Lynn Haven; two brothers, Eddie Usery and Bill Usery, both of Chipley; three sisters, Mrs. T.M. Peters of Pensacola, Mrs. E.C. Norton of Chipley, and Mrs. Ada Morris of California; and 11 grandchildren. Services were held at the Assembly of God. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Funeral Home.

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AGISOTELIS, Christo
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA: Christo Agisotelis, 50, died May 8, 1969. He was born in Watertown, MA. He was a former resident of Boston, MA, and had lived in Clearwater since 1957. He was a member of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa and the Moose Lodge in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Helen Marie Agisotelis; a daughter, Valerie Anne Kolis of Tampa; three sons, George C. and Charles G., both of Clearwater, and William J. of California; two brothers, George of Lexington, MA, and James E. of Dorchester, MA; and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by John S. Rhodes, Jr. Funeral Home.

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AGNE, Earl
ELLENTON, FLORIDA: Earl E. Agne, 77, died January 6, 1978 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born February 21, 1900 in Utica, NY. He was a retired farmer, and was a Seventh-day Adventist. He was a former resident of Macedon, NY. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Agne; a son, Arthur Agne; two daughters, Virginia Zaso and Ruth Miller; a sister, Helen Jones; a brother, Raymond Agne; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Monroe County, NY. Arrangements in Florida were handled by Edwards Funeral Home.

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AIKMAN, Harold
CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA: Harold Aikman, 74, died April 17, 2012. He was a former resident of Mount Pulaski, IL, and moved to the Crystal River area in 1982. He enjoyed, fishing, camping and puzzles, and was of the Lutheran faith. There are no known surviving relatives. Arrangements were handled by by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.

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AINSWORTH, Richard
LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Richard F. Ainsworth, 82, died May 13, 1998 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born June 21, 1915 in Utica, NY. He had worked as a retail buyer and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former resident of Schenectady, NY and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ainsworth; and a son, Ronald Ainsworth of Schenectady, NY. Arrangements were handled by the National Cremation Society.

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AJAC, Lily
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA: Lily Ajac, 88, died November 29, 1991 in Winter Haven. She was born June 6, 1903 in Scotland. She was a former resident of Miami, and moved to Winter Haven in 1975. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Hines of Cleveland; a son, Dr. Ian K. Ajac of Winter Haven; two sisters, Margaret Greenlee and Bella Fraser, both of Scotland; 9 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Entombment was at Glenn Abbey Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Mitchell Funeral Home.

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ALBA, Jesus
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Jesus M. Alba, 48, died December 21, 1980 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was an agricultural worker, and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his wife, Sosin Alba. Cremation arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home.

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ALBERT, Rev. Lester C.
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA: Rev. Lester C. Albert, 77, died October 15, 1998 at Aventura Hospital in North Miami. He was born in Havana, FL. He owned funeral homes in three different counties, and owned two cemeteries in Miami-Dade County. He opened House of Albert Funeral Home in Miami in 1955, and later expanded his business, establishing funeral homes in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He was a former general manager of Palm Beach Memorial Park. He held a bachelor's degree in science from Florida A&M University, a divinity degree from Gamble Theological Seminary, a graduate degree in business administration from Atlanta University, and was a graduate of the College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. He founded the Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, and served as an associate pastor at Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Miami for 17 years. He hosted a gospel radio program in Miami. He was a member of the Atlas Lodge and the Grand United Order of Pallbearers of America, and was a former national president of the Future Farmers of America. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Albert. Interment was at Dade Memorial Park North under the direction of Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home.

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ALBORANO, Elizabeth
LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA: Elizabeth M. Alborano, 60, died December 7, 1969. She was born December 15, 1908. Survivors include three sons, William G. and Arthur M., both of Lake Worth, and Joseph of Portland, ME; a sister, three brothers; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at the Long Island National Cemetery in New York. Local arrangements were handled by Mizell-Faville-Zern Funeral Home.

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ALDERMAN, Hattie
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Hattie E. Alderman, 80, died July 26, 1968 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. She was born March 9, 1888 in Aiken, SC. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Manatee. She had lived in Bradenton for 45 years, and was a former resident of Adel, GA. Survivors include a son, C. Otis Alderman of Jacksonville; three daughters, Blanche Alderman of Bradenton, Mrs. Flossie Hawking of St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Gladys Epps of Bainbridge, GA; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, J.H. Alderman. Interment was at Manasota Memorial Park with arrangements by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.

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ALDERMAN, Mabel
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Mabel Alderman, 81, died March 3, 1980 at her residence. She was born in Chicago, IL. She was a school teacher and a Protestant. She was a former resident of Oak Park, IL, and had been living in Bradenton since 1968. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Miller of Bradenton. Arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home. Burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Little York, IN with arrangements by Toale Brothers Funeral Home.

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ALDRICH, Dorothy
CLERMONT, FLORIDA: Dorothy E. Aldrich, 84, died August 20, 2006 in Orlando. She was born January 17, 1922 in Providence, RI. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, George W. Aldrich of Cranston, RI, Frederick T. Aldrich of Warwich, RI, and Nelson A. Aldrich of Colby, CA; two daughters, Tami E. Aldrich of Davenport, and Dorothy A. Gilmore of Warwick, RI; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson S. Aldrich. Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery under the direction of Oak Ridge Funeral Care.

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ALEXANDER, Ellen
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Ellen Alexander died February 13, 1968. She was a native of Wampee, SC. She had lived in Manatee County for over 40 years, and was a member of The House of God Which is the Church of the Living God The Pillar and Ground of the Truth Without Controversy. Services were held at her church. Burial was at the Fogartyville Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

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ALFORD, Sam
OCALA, FLORIDA: Sam Alford, 62, died October 21, 1985 at the Community Convalescent Center in Gainesville. He retired from the City of Ocala with 20 years of service, and was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Ethel Alford; three sisters, Ann Fleming of Gainesville, and Lula Mae Alford and Rosa Lee Williams, both of Ocala; three brothers, Rufus Alford of Gainesville, Willie Alford of Newark, NJ, and Eddie Alford of Port Washington, NY. Services were held at the Church of the Kingdom of God. Interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gainesville with arrangements by Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Anna
ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA: Anna May Allen, 65, died January 8, 1996. She was born February 20, 1930 in Passaic, NJ. She was a former resident of Bradenton, and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include a cousin, Ruth Kennedy of Bradenton; and her friends. Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Park in Port Charlotte with arrangements by Brown and Sons Funeral Home.

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ALLEN, Mittie
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Mittie H. Allen, 83, died September 27, 1971 at the Parkway Nursing Home in Pinellas Park. She was born May 24, 1888 in Chipley, FL. Interment was at Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg with arrangements by John S. Rhodes Funeral Home.

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ALSOBROOKS, Charlie
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Charlie James Alsobrooks, 68, died December 29, 1999 at his home. He was born November 6, 1931. He was a former resident of Chipley, FL, and had lived in Panama City for 3 years. Survivors include three sisters, Kathryn Creamer, Delana Stubbs and Annie Alsobrooks, all of Chipley; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley with arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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ALTENBURG, Olive
LARGO, FLORIDA: Olive M. Altenburg, 85, died July 6, 1986. She was born July 14, 1900 in Napoleon, MI. She was a kindergarten teacher. She came to Florida in 1964 from Highland Park, MI. She is survived by a sister, Clara E. Eastman of Largo; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Napoleon, MI. Local arrangements were handled by Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home.

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ALVAREZ, Frank
LAND O' LAKES, FLORIDA: Frank Alvarez, 77, died October 25, 2008. He was born July 7, 1931 in Cuba. He retired from General Motors. He attended Church of the Lakes. He enjoyed reading and baseball, and was a former minor league baseball player with the Chicago Cubs. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Noema Alvarez; a daughter, Vivian (Mark) Klein of St. Petersburg; a brother-in-law, Pedro Suarez; and a niece, Maria Ochs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lourdes Suarez. Arrangements were handled by Loyless Funeral Home.

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ALVAREZ, Sergio, Jr.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Sergio Alvarez, Jr. died in February of 1979. He had lived in the Miami area for 12 years, and formerly lived in Chile. Survivors include his parents, Sergio Alvarez, Sr. and Hilda Alvarez; two brothers, Louis and Fernando Alvarez; and three sisters, Maria, Arian and Rosa Alvarez. Interment was at Miami Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Van Orsdel Funeral Home.

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AMANN, Mark
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA: Mark R. Amann, 67, died July 27, 2009. He was the son of the late Louis and Nancy Amann. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the Knights of Columbus, the Basilica of St. Augustine, the GOP, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Flagler Hospital and the St. Augustine Fire Department. He is survived by a daughter, Marcy A. Owens (Johnny); 3 grandchildren; a sister, Mary A. Destro; a brother, Peter A. Amann; a nephew; and his nieces. Services were held at the Basilica of St. Augustine. Interment was at San Lorenzo Cemetery by Craig Funeral Home.

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AMARY, Emanuel
SUNNY HILLS, FLORIDA: Emanuel Anis Amary, 84, died January 23, 1988 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He was born December 25, 1903, and was a native of New York. He was a retired publisher, and had lived in Sunny Hills for 8 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a sister, and his friends. Interment was at Wausau Memorial Gardens under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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AMBLER, Pauline
ARCADIA, FLORIDA: Pauline B. Ambler, 89, died August 23, 1971. She was born January 21, 1882 in Manchester, TN. She was a retired printer and had been a member of the International Typographical Union of Nashville, TN. She moved to Arcadia in 1919. She attended the United Methodist Church of Arcadia, and had been a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Moore of Milton; two sons, Lewis Ambler and William Ambler, both of Arcadia; and 5 grandchildren. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Robarts-Grady Funeral Home.

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AMES, Raymond
LAKE WALES, FLORIDA: Raymond D. "Ray" Ames, 81, died October 6, 2005. He was born February 11, 1924. He was a truck driver with Roadway Express, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, the NRA, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy L. Ames; three daughters, Debora Ames of Oxnard, CA, Marie Moorehead of Milford, CT, and Deborah Morse of Senecaville, OH; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales. Arrangements were handled by Marion Nelson Funeral Home.

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AMONS, Ruby
LAUREL, FLORIDA: Ruby J. Amons died September 15, 1976. She was a native of Alabama. She was a member of Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, and was a longtime Sarasota County resident. Survivors include her husband, Kendrick E. Amons; a daughter, Rev. Betty J. Byrd of Bradenton; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the House of God on 24th Street. Interment was at Galilee Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

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ANASTASIOU, Nicholas
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Nicholas Anastasiou, 64, died July 13, 1981. He was born in Massachusetts. He worked as a distributor for the Miami News, and had been a Miami area resident for 20 years. Interment was at Southern Memorial Park Cemetery by Lithgow Funeral Home.

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ANDERMAN, Louis
SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Louis S. Anderman, 73, died September 16, 1970. He was born in St. James, LA. He was a former district manager for Florida Imperial Oil Company, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War I. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks, and had relocated to Sarasota 18 years ago from Iowa. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anderman; and a brother, Emile Anderman of New Orleans, LA. Interment was at Palms Memorial Park under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home.

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ANDERSEN, Tove
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Tove Andersen, 63, died February 17, 2010. She was born in Halden, Norway, and lived in Melbourne for over 25 years. She was a former mail courier in Melbourne and Cocoa Beach, and was a member of the Sons of Norway. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; two sons, Raymond Strand and Brian Andersen; a daughter, Kari Andersen; her mother; a brother, Erik Bull-Hansen; and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Beach Funeral Home.

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ANDERSON, Ethel
PALMETTO, FLORIDA: Ethel A. Anderson, 76, died October 1, 1994. She was born May 19, 1918 in Minneapolis. She had been a Palmetto resident for 15 years. She was a Jehovah's Witness. She is survived by her husband, Harold; a son, Larry Anderson of Hollywood, FL; and two sisters, Helen Finkle and Irene Finkle, both of Minneapolis. Arrangements were handled by Palmetto Funeral Home.

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ANDERSON, Ture
MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA: Ture G. Anderson, 75, died May 20, 1967 in Mount Dora. He was born in Sweden in 1891. He retired from Prudential Insurance Co., and had lived in the Toledo, OH area for over 50 years before relocating to Mount Dora in 1957. He was a Unitarian and a member of the Scandinavian Fraternity of America. Survivors include his wife, Astrid Anderson; two sons, Vern and Dale of Toledo, OH; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Pine Forest Cemetery in Mount Dora.

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ANDRES, Walter
VERNON, FLORIDA: Walter Jacob Andres died September 16, 1970 at the Washington County Hospital. He was born May 4, 1894. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Katewig of Hawthorne, NJ and Mrs. Ronald H. Wood of Palo, IA; a son, Chris Andres of Vernon; and his grandchildren. Services were held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Chipley. Interment with Masonic rites was at the Vernon Cemetery.

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ANDREWS, Gary
CARYVILLE, FLORIDA: Gary Thomas Andrews, age 7 months, died May 14, 1961 in Caryville. He was the son of Mrs. Eunice M. Andrews. Other family members include a sister, Tammy M. Andrews of Caryville; a brother, Michael W. Baker of Caryville; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gauss of Caryville. Services were held at the Caryville Church of God. Interment was at St. John Cemetery under the direction of Peel Funeral Home.

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ANTHONY, Melba
LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA: Melba B. Anthony, 77, died July 24, 2006. She was a bookkeeper in the construction business, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Carl H. Anthony; a daughter, Carla Holiday; a son, Reggie; a sister, Jackie Grant; 6 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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ANTONIADIS, Kostas
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Kostas Antoniadis, 75, died April 2, 1959 at his residence. He was a native of Symi, Greece. He worked in iron construction, and had moved to St. Petersburg from Campbell, OH. He attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and was a member of the Greek Community and the Symian Society. Survivors include his wife, Evangeline Antoniadis; a son, Paul of Tarpon Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Katsares of Campbell, and Mrs. Anna Balaskas and Mrs. Chrisanthi Megaloudis, both of Tarpon Springs; a sister; four brothers; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cycadia Cemetery with arrangements by Vinson Funeral Home.

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ANTZ, Elizabeth
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Elizabeth Stirrat Antz, 80, died December 4, 1977 in Gainesville. She was born in New York City. She was a retired registered nurse, and had moved to Gainesville a month earlier from St. Petersburg. She is survived by a brother, Arthur Stirrat of Gainesville; and a sister, Mabel Rauert of St. Petersburg. Arrangements were handled by Thomas Funeral Home.

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APATHY, Eva
ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA: Eva Apathy, 45, died December 30, 1967. She was born May 7, 1922 in Sopron, Hungary. She was a former resident of New York City, and had been an Englewood resident for eight years. She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Leslie Apathy; a daughter, Zita Apathy; and a son, Leslie Apathy, Jr. Interment was at Lemon Bay Cemetery under the direction of Rawles Funeral Home.

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APPELBAUM, Ida
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Services for Ida Appelbaum, 48, were held September 25, 1956 at Hellman Funeral Home. She was a former resident of New York City, and had been in the Miami area for 16 years. She was survived by her husband, Lou; and a daughter, Rose, of New York. Interment was at Mount Sinai Cemetery.

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ARLOTTA, Joseph A.
MIRAMAR, FLORIDA: Joseph A. Arlotta, 85, died August 19, 1972 at Golden Isles Hospital. He was born in 1887. Survivors include his wife, Ida Arlotta; a daughter, Mrs. Mario Conforti; two sons, Rudolph B. and Hector A.; two brothers, Roberto and Arturo; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Lauderdale Memorial Park under the direction of Panciera Memorial Home.

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ARONCHICK, Stanley
NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA: Stanley Robert Aronchick, 41, died December 26, 1978. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He had lived in the Miami area for 14 years, and was a previous resident of Brooklyn, NY. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Aronchick; a son, Jeffrey; and a daughter, Deanna. Interment was at Lakeside Memorial Park under the direction of Rubin Memorial Chapel.

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ASHTON, Laura
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Laura E. Ashton, 85, died July 24, 1974. She had lived in the Miami area for 30 years, and was a former resident of Glassboro, NJ. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Herbert; a son, James H.; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Miami Memorial Park under the direction of Van Orsdel Funeral Home.

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ASKOW, Nathan
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FLORIDA: Nathan Askow, 79, died November 6, 1968. He had lived in Southern Florida for 18 years, and was a past president of the Retail Bakers' Association of Chicago. He was a member of the B'nai B'rith. Survivors include his wife, Anna Askow; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Loeb of Chicago, IL; a son, Irwin J. of Winnetka, IL; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at The Riverside. Entombment was at the Mount Nebo Mausoleum.

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ATWELL, Jo Ann
OCALA, FLORIDA: Jo Ann Atwell, 43, died February 24, 1979 at Munroe Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Ocala since 1946, and was a native of Opp, AL. Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Atwell; a son, Jeffrey A. Atwell of Ocala; her mother, Annie Joe Atwell of Ocala; and a brother, Dr. Charles A. Atwell of Blacksburg, VA. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery with arrangements by Hiers Funeral Home.

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AUGENSTEIN, Lovetta
SUNNY HILLS, FLORIDA: Lovetta Mae Augenstein, 67, died August 21, 1994 at her residence. She was born August 26, 1926. She was a member of the Sunny Hills Community Church. She was a native of Illinois, and had been living in Sunny Hills for 11 years. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jesse Augenstein; two daughters, Jerri L. Brown of Mesa, AZ and Geaneen Sowa of Decatur, IL; a brother, Cecil Boaz of Little Rock, AR; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held in Vandalia, IL. Interment was at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia with arrangements in Florida by Brown Funeral Home.

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AUSTIN, Cecil
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Cecil Bruce Austin died November 13, 1947 at the City Yacht Basin. He was a native of Bristol, England. He had formerly lived in Norfolk, VA. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Frances E. Davis; and four sons, Albert, Charles, Frederick and William. Services were held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery under the direction of Gerhardt Funeral Home.

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AVILA, Edward F.
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Edward Francis Avila, 70, died June 15, 1998 at his home. He was a former resident of Lowell, MA. He is survived by his wife, Georgette Avila; three daughters, Dorothy Lefebvre of Bonifay, Delores Kelly of Pelham, NH, and Rosemary McDough of Lowell, MA; two sons, Joseph Avila and Richard Avila, both of Salem, NH; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Cremation arrangements were handled by Sims Funeral Home.

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BAIN, Thomas
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA: Thomas L. Bain, 81, died April 27, 2000 at the Arbors at Safety Harbor nursing home. He was born in Detroit. He had worked as a locksmith and machinist, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He came to the Clearwater area in 1985 from Saratoga Springs, NY. There are no known surviving family members. Arrangements were handled by Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home.

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BAKER, Bessie
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Bessie Hinson Baker died December 19, 1992 at Wagner Nursing Home in Panama City. She was born February 12, 1899. Survivors include two sisters, Ola McLendon of Chipley and Jessie Bush of Panama City; and two brothers, O.C. Hinson of Panama City and A.J. Hinson of Tampa. Interment was at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Washington County, FL with arrangements by Peel Funeral Home.

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BAKER, Charles
RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA: Charles Baker, 87, died July 2, 1956 at Coral Gables Veterans Hospital. He was a military veteran. Cremation arrangements were handled by Northwood Funeral Home.

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BAKER, Harry
HERNANDO, FLORIDA: Harry F. "Biff" Baker, 76, died April 30, 1977. He was a native of Denver, PA. He was a former resident of St. Petersburg. He was a Protestant and a member of the Northmont Fellowship Association of Reading, PA. Survivors include his wife, Lila Weaver Baker; a daughter, Mrs. Delores Lose of Bushnell; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hunter of St. Petersburg; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Interment was at Memorial Park in St. Petersburg.

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BALAZS, Gabor
VERNON, FLORIDA: Gabor E. "Ernie" Balazs, 70, died April 27, 1993 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He was born March 10, 1922. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by a brother, John Balazs; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment with Masonic rites was at the Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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BALDAUF, Deloris
BABSON PARK, FLORIDA: Deloris Jean Baldauf, 68, died March 16, 2001. She was a former business manager at Vanguard School, and was a 40-year member of the Lake Wales Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and directed the handbell group. She was a member and former president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies' Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" Baldauf; three sons, Andy Baldauf of Babson Park, John J. Baldauf of Summersville, SC, and Robert M. Baldauf of Holland, MA; a daughter, Bonnie Parker of Auburndale; two sisters, Ruby Acord of Dixon, MO, and Elise LaVal of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; a brother, Vernon Jett of Garden Grove, MO; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Lake Wales Lutheran Church. Interment was at the Lake Wales Cemetery.

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BALDWIN, Armond
MARIANNA, FLORIDA: Armond G. Baldwin, 55, died July 18, 1961 at his residence. He worked for the Jackson County Floridan and the Yellow Jacket at the Florida School for Boys. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Marianna. Survivors include his wife, Marie Hatcher Baldwin; two sons, Fred Baldwin and Dr. Charles A. Baldwin; a brother, James C. Baldwin; and 5 grandchildren. Burial was at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens by Neal Funeral Home.

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BALESTRERI, Frances
ROTONDA WEST, FLORIDA: Frances Balestreri, 73, died January 28, 2007. She was born November 22, 1933 to Serafino and Carmela Dimino Balestreri. She was a retired computer programmer for IBM, and was a member of the Rotonda West Community Church. She is survived by a sister, Jeanne Ceccato of Franklin Square, NY; and two nephews, Roy Ceccato of New Jersey, and Daryl Ceccato of New York. Burial was at Gulf Pines Memorial Park under the direction of Lemon Bay Funeral Home.

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BALKCOM, Zelotes
NOMA, FLORIDA: Zelotes B. Balkcom, 74, died March 23, 1966 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. He was born April 29, 1891. He was a retired farmer and a native of Holmes County. Survivors include three daughters, Mildred George, Dorothy Bibb, and Agnes Ard; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Womble and Mrs. J.T. Pate. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery.

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BANKS, Lucy
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Lucy S. Banks, 89, died June 13, 1968 in Ohio. She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Banks of Panama City, and Thad C. Banks of Greensboro, NC; and a daughter, Mrs. Ester B. Kennedy of Panama City. Services were held at Moss Hill Methodist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Funeral Home.

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BARAZANI, Dorothy
PEMBROKE, PARK, FLORIDA: Dorothy B. Barazani, 86, died April 9, 1999. She had lived in Florida for 24 years, and was a previous resident of New York, NY. She is survived by brother, John Evans of Palm Coast; a nephew, Ronald (Helen) Evans; a niece, Eileen Ingram; and a great-niece. Interment was at Hollywood Memorial Gardens North under the direction of Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

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BARBEE, Betty
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Betty Flynn Barbee, 38, died May 10, 1981. Survivors include two sons, Joey Gay and Ronnie Gay, both of Chipley; her father, William Flynn of Miami; a brother, Robert Flynn; a sister, Genise Estes; an aunt, Nancy Gilbert; and an uncle, W.W. Wynn. Burial was at the Lynn Haven Cemetery.

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BARBERIE, Marjorie
SOUTH PASADENA, FLORIDA: Miss Marjorie Cadiz Barberie, 84, died April 26, 1978. She was born in Brooklyn, NY. She had been an executive at AT&T in New York City. She had lived in Florida for 17 years, and was a former resident of Plympton, MA. She was an Episcopalian. Survivors include a niece, Viola C. Ross of Upper Mountclair, NJ and a nephew, Philip A. Barberie of Booksville. Services were held at Baynard-Thompson Beach Memorial Chapel. Note: One record lists her as a graduate of Cornell University and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

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BARBOT, William R., Sr.
MELROSE, FLORIDA: William Robert Barbot, Sr., 48, died January 13, 1984 at Shands Hospital. He was born January 13, 1936 in Savannah, GA. He was a consulting forester, and graduated from the University of Georgia. He attended Faith Presbyterian Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had lived in Melrose for 18 years, and was a former resident of Fort Myers. Survivors include a son, William R. Barbot, Jr. of Greensboro; a daughter, Laura Anne Barbot of Greensboro; and two brothers, Daniel E. Barbot and Karl V. Barbot, Jr., both of Savannah. Interment was at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA under the direction of Johnson-Hayes Funeral Home.

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BARD, Maxie
MARIANNA, FLORIDA: Maxie E. Bard, a resident of the Marianna Convalescent Center, died January 29, 1993. Survivors include four daughters, Dixie McDaniel of Orlando, Sybil Roberts of Marianna, Elizabeth Ellis of Seagrove Beach, and Myrtle Huggins of Pine Level, AL; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery by James and Sikes Funeral Home.

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BARDOW, Frank
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA: Frank H. Bardow, 81, died May 13, 1978 at the Boca Raton Community Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I. He had lived in Boca Raton for 13 years, and was a former resident of Lake Mohawk, NJ. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Constance McMurray of Upper Montclair, NJ, and his friends. Interment was at the Boca Raton Cemetery under the direction of Kraeer Funeral Home.

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BARFIELD, Elizabeth
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Elizabeth "Beth" Barfield, 61, died November 13, 2010. She was a retired superintendent for Miami-Dade Transit Bus Operations. She is survived by a son, Cedrick Barfield of Orlando; a brother, Simmie Barfield of Kissimmee; and two sisters, Patricia Lott (Donnie) of Miami, and Barbara Kelly (Haywood) of Duluth, GA. Services were held at St. Matthew's Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Wright and Young Funeral Home.

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BARFIELD, John H.
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: John Hubert Barfield, 55, died October 4, 1965 at the Washington County Hospital. Survivors include a nephew, Leroy Penton of Lynn Haven. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Funeral Home.

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BARMORE, James
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA: James O. Barmore, 67, died April 27, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Marietta, GA. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and had lived in Wewahitchka for five years. He is survived by his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McDaniel of Marietta, GA; a daughter; two sons; a longtime friend and companion, Margie O. Smith and her sons, Larry and Sam Redding; and his half-brothers and half-sisters. Cremation arrangements were handled by Comforter Funeral Home.

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BARNES, Inez
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Inez E. Barnes, 83, died November 15, 2002. She retired from the Florida Department of Education. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the retirement ministry and the choir. She is survived by two nephews, Wilson Holiday III (Shay) and Wilson Holiday, Jr.; her cousins; 5 great-nieces; and her friends. Services were held at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Strong and Jones Funeral Home.

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BARNES, Marion
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA: Marion Inez Barnes, 62, died December 12, 1999 at Healthmark Regional Medical Center in DeFuniak Springs. She was born March 22, 1937. Survivors include three daughters, Tami Pickren of Destin, Linda Landers of Boca Raton, and Cinda Watts of Tampa; a son, Don Pickren of Ricon, GA; a sister, Hazel E. Taylor of Columbia, SC; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery in Holmes County, FL by Peel Funeral Home.

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BARNETT, Jessie
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Jessie Barnett, 83, died February 1, 1989 in Bradenton. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Terry of Lutz, and Kathleen Wright Hughes of Tampa; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Unity Baptist Church. Interment was at Unity Cemetery under the direction of Peel Funeral Home.

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BARON, Michael
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Michael Baron, 66, 66, died February 11, 2010. He was born April 3, 1943. He was a food broker. He is survived by a daughter, Elisa (Scott) Wagner; his mother, Sylvia; a brother, Alex (Barbara); a nephew; and a granddaughter. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo under the direction of David C. Gross Funeral Home.

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BARR, Harry
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Harry Barr, 81, died August 31, 1975. He was a retired furniture store owner. He had been in the Miami area for 25 years, and was a previous resident of Kenosha, WI. He was a member of Temple Beth Sholom, the Chicago Furniture Mart, and the Bayshore Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Diana; a daughter, Elizabeth Pinkus; a stepson, Jack Dulberg; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at Riverside Alton Road Chapel.

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BARRETT, Walter
ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA: Walter O. Barrett died September 14, 1968. He was born in Margaretville, NY. He was a retired contractor, and had been in Zephyrhills for over 20 years, having previously lived in Oneonta, NY. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Rose Plantz of Albany, NY, Mrs. Helen Bellinger of Zephyrhills, and Mrs. Elizabeth Rate of East Schodack, NY; and his nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Lair's Funeral Home.

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BARROW, Bessie
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Bessie Barrow, 75, died December 10, 1984 at her residence. She was born May 17, 1909. She was a Baptist. She was a Jackson County native and a longtime resident of Washington County. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alma Roberts of Pensacola and Mrs. Dorth Collins of Chipley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murdock Barrow. Interment was at Piney Grove Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn-Wachob Funeral Home.

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BARROW, Murdock
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Murdock Barrow, 80, died July 2, 1971 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. He was born May 3, 1891. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Barrow; two sons, Olen Barrow of New Port Richey and Arthur Barrow of Clearwater; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Andrews of New Orleans, LA and Mrs. Callie McNeil of Largo. Services were held at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Interment was at the Piney Grove Cemetery by Peel Funeral Home.

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BARTLEY, Emma
HYPOLUXO, FLORIDA: Emma May Bartley, 67, died June 25, 1954 at her residence. She was survived by her husband, Wilson Bartley; a son, Robert Bartley; and six daughters, Mrs. P.S. Sinclair, Mrs. R.H. Fisher, Mrs. W.E. Perry, Jr., Mrs. R.M. Kelley, Mrs. H.J. White, Jr., and Mrs. C.B. Rich. Services were held at the chapel of E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home with cremation following.

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BARZEE, Austin, Jr.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Austin H.M. Barzee, Jr., 56, died May 24, 1977 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was born in New York City. He was a former manager at Fisherman's Paradise, a boat and fishing tackle supply store, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and had lived in Miami for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Barzee; two daughters, Anastasia and Mary; a son, William; two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment was at Vista Memorial Gardens by Philbrick Funeral Home.

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BASELICE, Antonio
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Antonio "Tony" Baselice, 62, died January 3, 1972. He was born January 3, 1910. He was a former resident of New York City, and had been living in the Miami area for 18 years. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of B.M. & P.I.U. Local #41 in Long Island City, NY, and Local #7 in Miami. He was also a member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Kay Baselice; two daughters, Sheryl Baselice and Mrs. Robyn Mathews; and two sisters, Rose Chucci and Angelina DeRise. Services were held at St. Monica Catholic Church. Interment was at the Barrancas National Cemetery by Bennett and Ulm Funeral Home.

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BASILE, Michael
DUNDEE, FLORIDA: Michael Basile, 72, died October 14, 1988 at Heart of Florida Hospital in Haines City. He was a professional jockey, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Catholic. He was a native of New York, and a former resident of Fort Lauderdale. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Basile; a son, Michael F. Basile of Dundee; five brothers, Peter, Salvador, Leonard, Joseph, and Anthony; and three sisters, Angie DeCarlo, Rose Panico, and Anna Denardo. Arrangements were handled by Lane-Holt Funeral Home.

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BASTANZI, Joseph V.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA: Joseph Vincent Bastanzi, 79, died January 20, 2008. He was a member of Electricians' Local #349 for over 30 years, and was a veteran of both the Army and the Navy. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Martha Bastanzi; a son, Joseph Bastanzi, Jr.; a daughter, Carol Meinen (Randy); a brother, John Bastanzi; his grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle. Services were held at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church. Interment was at South Florida National Cemetery.

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BATCHELOR, Jerome
SEBRING, FLORIDA: Jerome J. Batchelor died February 27, 1995. He was born April 28, 1919. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Wenona L. Batchelor; a son, Kenneth H. Batchelor of Miami; a daughter, Carole Batchelor Humphrey of Sebring; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid with arrangements by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home.

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BATES, Carol
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA: Carol L. Bates, 37, died November 17, 1984 at North Broward Medical Center. She was born January 21, 1947 in Youngstown, OH to Earl M. and Virginia Knorr Bates. She had worked as an assembler at an electrical company, and was a former resident of Warren, OH before coming to Pompano Beach. Survivors include a son, Thomas W.; her parents, of Pompano Beach; a brother, Dennis of Ashtabula, OH; and a sister, Linda Weber of Pompano Beach. Arrangements were handled by Kraeer Funeral Home.

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BATINKOFF, Rae
NORTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND, FLORIDA: Rae Batinkoff, 84, died September 7, 2004. She was born July 31, 1920. She retired to Florida. She was a longtime bookkeeper for the family hatchery business, and was an active member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Community General Hospital. In Florida, she was a member of the North Beach Association and Beth Israel Temple. She enjoyed golfing and gardening. She is survived by a son, Barry Batinkoff of Glenmont; a brother, Leon Taslitt of Fort Meyers, FL; a grandson; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence. Interment was at Beth El Memorial Park with arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home.

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BATTY, Vernon
MIAMI LAKES, FLORIDA: Vernon Sidney Batty, 94, died September 12, 1992 at Heartland Health Care Center in Miami. He was born in Yeovil, England. He came to the U.S. in 1908, and lived in Gloversville, NY. He was the longtime owner of Gloversville Awning Co., and moved to Miami Lakes after his retirement. He had also worked at the N.A. Taylor Awning Co., and had been a circulation director at the former Morning Herald in Gloversville. He was an Episcopalian, a 70-year member of the Gloversville Masonic Lodge, and a life member of the Rotary Club. He was a founder of the Miami Lakes Senior Citizens' Club. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. Zubko of Cocoa Beach; a brother, Albert G. Batty; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alvina Westfall Batty. Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Gloversville. Interment was at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Gloversville by Walrath and Bushouer Funeral Home.

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BAUM, Louise
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Louise Baum, 80, died October 28, 1927. She was born in Ohio. She was survived by a niece, Dottie Palmer. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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BAUMGAERTNER, Gertrud
PONCE de LEON, FLORIDA: Gertrud Elisabeth Baumgaertner, 76, died October 13, 2011 at Healthmark Regional Medical Center. She was born in Schmiedeberg, Germany on December 3, 1934 to the late Anton and Frieda Schoenherr. She moved to the U.S. in 1959 and had been in Ponce de Leon for 30 years, having previously lived in Milwaukee and Miami. She worked at Professional Products Inc. in DeFuniak Springs. She enjoyed remodeling, home improvement, and her Golden Retriever, Lady. Survivors include a daughter, Silke Kapella (Jeff) of New Mexico; and a son, Henry Baumgaertner of Chipley. Arrangements were handled by Davis Watkins Funeral Home.

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BEACOATS, Roy
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Roy Beacoats, 81, died May 18, 2012 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He formerly worked at Moody's Pasture in Vernon, the Washington County Kennel Club, and the Panama City Mall. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed playing dominoes, and had won the Bay County City Championship. He is survived by his companion, Pearl Roulhac of Panama City; a sister, Joyce Knight (Early); his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Ebro. Interment was at St. Luke Memorial Garden Cemetery in Vernon under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

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BEAN, James A.
GRACEVILLE, FLORIDA: James Alexander Bean, 100, died November 28, 1990 at the Bonifay Nursing Home in Bonifay, FL. He is survived by five daughters, Dahlia Register of Bonifay, Carolyn Driskell of Bowling Green, Desma Clark of Opelika, AL, and Shirley Davis and Frances Edmonds, both of Smiths, AL; a son, Edwin B. Bean of Sargent, GA; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Brown Cemetery by Peel Funeral Home.

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BEAR, Henrietta
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Henrietta Kugleman Bear died October 20, 1893. She was born April 7, 1843 in Warburg, Germany. She was the wife of Lewis Bear. Interment was at Temple Beth-El Cemetery under the direction of Jon G. Wood, undertaker.

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BEATTY, Kenneth L.
FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA: Kenneth Leon Beatty, 72, died January 16, 2005 at Winter Haven Hospital. He was born March 15, 1932 in Hohenwald, TN. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of the Korea and Vietnam Wars. He relocated to Frostproof from Tennessee in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Beatty; a son, Michel Beatty of France; a stepdaughter, Martine Bauduin of Belgium; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Marion Nelson Funeral Home.

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BECERRA, Luis
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Louis Becerra, 90, died August 21, 1972. He was a retired cigar maker. Services were held at the Lithgow Coral Way Chapel. Interment was at Woodlawn Park Cemetery.

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BECKHAM, Walter
WAUSAU, FLORIDA: Walter Clifford Beckham, 73, died in August of 1950 in Panama City. He was survived by his wife, Victoria Beckham; three sons, William H. Beckham, Joseph Beckham, and Walter C. Beckham; two stepsons, Horace Taylor and Ross Taylor; three stepdaughters, Lillie Mae Smith, Pauline Barefield, and Alma Messer; and three brothers, Don, Russell and Will. Services were held at Wausau Pentecostal Church. Burial was at Ferguson Cemetery.

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BEECH, Doris
LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Doris H. Beech, 75, died August 9, 1979 at Lakeland General Hospital. She was a native of West Virginia. She was a retired art teacher and secretary. She was a Protestant, and had formerly lived in San Diego, CA. Survivors include two nephews, Lee H. Vinson and Everett Hankins; and a niece, Doris H. Ross. Arrangements were handled by Thornton Memorial Home.

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BEECHER, Pauline
OCALA, FLORIDA: Pauline T. Beecher, 66, died March 6, 1992 at her residence. She was a retired telephone operator, and was a native of Watertown, NY. She had been living in Ocala for 7 years. She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Beecher; two daughters, Cynthia Woolf of Winchester, VA, and Carol Ann Brett of Watertown, NY; a son, John Krupcale of Fulton, NY; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Watertown, NY. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery in Watertown with arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home.

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BEETSCHEN, Christian
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Christian Beetschen, 79, died March 11, 1983 at the Holmes County Hospital. He was a native of Switzerland. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Daniola Beetschen; four sisters, Claire Torriani of Bonifay, and Rosli Switzer, Ida Angst, and Anna Kunzler, all of Switzerland; and two brothers, Walter Beetschen of Matawan, NJ, and Hans Beetschen of Switzerland. Burial was at the Bonifay Cemetery by Sims Funeral Home.

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BEGGS, Larkin M., Jr.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Larkin McDonald "Donnie" Beggs, Jr. died May 10, 1966. He was a casualty of the Vietnam War. He was born March 17, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Beggs, Sr.. He was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church. He was survived by his parents; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Beggs. Services were held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery under the direction of Gerhardt Funeral Home.

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BEHRENS, George
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: George Behrens, 74, died December 15, 1984 at the Gainesville V.A. Hospital. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 22 years of military service, and served in World War II and Korea. He is survived by his wife, Edith Behrens. Arrangements were handled by Williams-Thomas Funeral Home.

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BEISWANGER, Jane
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA: Jane Gehring Beiswanger, 77, died December 10, 2006 at a local hospital. She was born September 7, 1929. She was a former resident of North Palm Beach. She attended St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Beiswanger; a daughter and son-in-law, Jani and Trevor Drushal of North Palm Beach; a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Katie Beiswanger of Panama City; a sister, Jaqueline G. Knapp of Clayton, NC; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Beiswanger. Services were held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Arrangements were handled by Southerland Family Funeral Home.

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BELAN, Mary
ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA: Mary Belan died March 14, 2009. She was born November 25, 1914. She is survived by a daughter Verna Gregos and husband Joseph Gregos; a brother and sister-in-law John and Stella Kosco; a sister, Wilma Ucker; 7 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Belan; a daughter, Dolores; a son-in-law, Stanley Hadam; and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Lewis Treadwell. Interment was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Reese Funeral Home.

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BELENGER, Ruby
MIAMI SHORES, FLORIDA: Ruby Belenger, 92, died October 18, 1978 in Jupiter, FL. She had lived in Miami Shores for 20 years, and was a former resident of Chicago. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Shirley M. Stannard. Arrangements were handled by Joseph B. Cofer Miami Shores Funeral Home.

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BELL, Ida
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Ida May Bell, 82, died November 7, 1994 at Doctors Memorial Hospital. She was born July 27, 1912. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and a former resident of Vernon, FL. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, and her friends. Interment was at the Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Sims Funeral Home.

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BELL, Janie
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Janie Hall Scarlett Bell died April 27, 1996 at a local nursing home. She was born August 13, 1908 in Chipley, FL. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley. Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Coon of Tampa and Mary C. Norwich of Cocoa Beach; 3 granddaughters; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bell. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley with arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.

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BELLA, Matus
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Matus Bella, 68, died January 24, 1959 at a St. Petersburg hospital. He was a retired machinist for General American Transportation Co. in Gary, IN. He was a former resident of Masaryktown, FL, and was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Czechoslovakian American Society. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Supik, Susana Tomka, and Emily Svtovisc; a brother, Milos; and a cousin, Paul Bella. Arrangements were handled by Barnes, Biscoe and Yopp Funeral Home.

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BELLADONNA, Dante
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Dante Belladonna, 77, died January 17, 1961. He was a retired baker and a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. He was a former resident of Logan, WV. Services were held at St. Jude's Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Arlington Memorial Funeral Home.

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BENDER, Ethel
ELLENTON, FLORIDA: Ethel Bender, 70, died April 22, 1978 in Bradenton. She was born in Fairoaks, PA. She was a retired school teacher, and had lived in Ellenton for 5 years. Survivors include her husband, Walter Bender; a daughter, Joan Dinse of Ulster, PA; and 4 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Palmetto Funeral Home.

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BENEFIELD, Daisy
WILDWOOD, FLORIDA: Daisy B. Benefield, 77, died March 16, 1978 at Munroe Memorial Hospital in Ocala. She was a native of Georgia. She had lived in Wildwood for 5 years, and was a Baptist. Survivors include a son, R.L. Benefield of Wildwood; three daughters, Mrs. Roxie Price of Oklawaha, Mrs. Doris Alderman of Wildwood, and Mrs. Hazel Washington of Lester, GA; two sisters, Mrs. Lacey Brooks of Ocala, and Mrs. Lea Morey of Lester, GA; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery by Hiers Funeral Home.

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BENITOA, Helen
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLORIDA: Helen Flipse Benitoa, 45, died January 6, 1969. She formerly lived in Havana, Cuba. She was survived by a brother, William L. Flipse of Miami Springs. Entombment was at Flagler Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Philbrick and Son Coral Gables Funeral Home.

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BENJAMIN, Gladys
BARTOW, FLORIDA: Gladys Fay Butler Benjamin, 83, died February 20, 2005. She was born November 27, 1921. She attended Faith Tabernacle in Plant City. Survivors include a son, Berlie C. Butler of Lakeland; two daughters, Patricia A. Beasley of Bartow, and Mary Lynn Sullivan of Lakeland; a brother, Maryland Hamilton of Clearwater; a sister, Gracie Baskin of Orlando; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Benjamin. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City under the direction of Gentry-Morrison Southside Funeral Home.

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BENNETT, Charles
WELAKA, FLORIDA: Charles E. Bennett, 71, died July 29, 1956 in Palatka, FL. He was a retired fisherman. He was survived by a son, Vernon of Crescent City. Interment was at Eden Cemetery under the direction of W. Carl Davis and Son Funeral Home.

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BENTLEY, Beulah
FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA: Beulah V. Bentley, 91, died March 21, 1999 at the Groves Center. She was born November 8, 1907 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. She was a former resident of Detroit, and had been living in Frostproof for over 30 years. She was a Presbyterian, and had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Detroit. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Haddock of Fort Lauderdale, Norma Herman of Leesburg, and Shirley White of Loganville, GA; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Silver Hill Cemetery by Shore Funeral Home.

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BENTON, Bell
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Bell Benton, 97, died January 26, 1998 at Mariner Health Care in Bonifay. She was born March 12, 1900. Survivors include her nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Margie Hewett of Pensacola and Stella Hewett of DeFuniak Springs. Services were held at Campground Church. Interment was at Campground Cemetery under the direction of Sims Funeral Home.

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BERDEAUX, John P., Sr.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: John P. Berdeaux, Sr., 82, died June 27, 1984. He retired from the Dade County Sheriff's Department with 30 years of service, and had lived in Miami for 50 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Roach; a son, John P. Berdeaux, Jr.; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Bennett and Sons Funeral Home.

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BERGER, Flossie
OCALA, FLORIDA: Flossie Berger, 74, died May 16, 2008 at the Ocala Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Mount Carmel Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Florence Jackson of Camden, NJ, and Mrs. Obie Eason of Freeport, NY; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Burial was at Chestnut Cemetery by Summers Funeral Home.

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BERGHAUS, Anna
FLORAL CITY, FLORIDA: Anna Berghaus, 84, died December 26, 1979. She was born in Germany. She was a retired licensed practical nurse, and was a former resident of Utica, NY. She retired after working at the Utica State Hospital for 25 years. She is survived by a sister, Erna Dornhaus of Floral City. Arrangements were handled by Charles E. Davis Funeral Home.

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BERKE, William
HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA: William Berke, 77, died July 6, 1981. Survivors include his wife, Helen; a son, Burton; a sister, Lee Rich; a brother, Milton; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Interment was at Lakeside Memorial Park by Levitt-Weinstein Funeral Home.

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BERNARD, Mildred
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA: Mildred Bernard died April 5, 1967 in Delray Beach. She was a former resident of Toledo, OH, and was also a former longtime resident of Columbus, OH, where she was secretary-treasurer of the Franklin Glue Co. Her husband was John P. Bernard, executive vice-president of the Toledo Scale Co. Other family members include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Robertson; and a son, Dr. L. Thomas Williams, Jr. Services and interment were at Delray Beach.

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BERNIER, Robert C.
SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Robert C. Bernier, 73, died June 1, 2002. He was born October 11, 1928 in New Hampshire. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. There are no known surviving family members. Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery under the direction of Toale Brothers Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his birth year as 1929.

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BERRY, Jessie
SUNNY HILLS, FLORIDA: Mrs. Jessie McDonald Berry, 77, died July 27, 1984 at a hospital in Panama City. She retired from the Continental Can Co., and was a New York native. She is survived by her husband, Park W. Berry. Cremation arrangements were handled by Smith Funeral Home of Panama City, FL.

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BEST, Louise
SILVER SPRINGS SHORES, FLORIDA: Louise Best, 61, died October 26, 1980 at Munroe Regional Medical Center. She was born September 20, 1919, and was a Youngstown, OH native. She was a beautician and sales representative, and a former resident of Amityville, NY. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho and a Past Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Vincent E. Best; an aunt, Sophia Dawson of Youngstown, OH; and her friends. Services were held in Amityville, NY. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery with arrangements by D.J. Brown Funeral Home.

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BETHEA, Lorine
OCALA, FLORIDA: Lorine Bethea, 59, died April 12, 1987 at the Munroe Regional Medical Center. She was born August 21, 1927 in Miami to Andrew and Sarah Jenkins. Survivors include three sons, Ira Bethea and Erik Bethea, both of Ocala, and Andrew C. Bethea of Laurel, DE; four daughters, Glendoria B. Williams of Miami, Cora J. Thomas of Palatka, and Anya M. Hall and Derrian Bethea, both of Ocala; a sister, Dorothy M. Zow of Ocala; an aunt, Cora Jenkins; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Gardens by Cunningham Funeral Home.

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BETZ, William
LAKELAND, FLORIDA: William K. Betz, 56, died February 14, 1979 at Lakeland General Hospital. He owned a hobby shop. He was a native of Miami, and had been living in Lakeland for seven years. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland. Survivors include his wife, Valerie Betz; two daughters, Deborah Personette and Beverly Towson; a son, Barrett T. Betz; and 8 grandchildren. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Miami with arrangements by Gentry Morrison Funeral Home.

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BIEGAS, Francis
CARYVILLE, FLORIDA: Francis Biegas, 72, died December 27, 1987 at the Veterans Hospital in Montgomery, AL. He is survived by his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at the Caryville City Cemetery under the direction of Peel Funeral Home.

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BILICK, Denise
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Denise Louise Bilick, 73, died May 26, 1998 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Brim of New York, NY; a son, Richard Hunter of Bonifay; a sister, Lolita Vilani of Chapel Hill, NC; a brother, Andre Rodier of Orlando; and 12 grandchildren. She was cremated.

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BILSKE, William
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: William R. Bilske, 54, died August 6, 2003 at the Bay Pines V.A. Medical Center. He was a Chicago native. He had worked as an air conditioning repairman, and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. There are no known surviving family members. Arrangements were handled by International Casket and Urn Gallery.

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BILTON, Angus
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Angus Bilton, 86, died at April 29, 1977 at his residence. He was a native of Scotland. He had worked as a tool and dye maker for the U.S. government, and was a British Army veteran of World War I. He was a former resident of Pompano Beach and a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. Survivors include his wife, Edith Bilton; a sister, Isabelle Erwin; and a brother Robert Bilton. Burial was at Manasota Memorial Park under the direction of Toale Brothers South Chapel Funeral Home.

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BING, Queen Ester
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA: Queen Ester Bing, 68, died January 31, 1998 at the Winter Haven Health Care Center. She was born May 16, 1929 in Pineland, SC. She had lived in Winter Haven for 10 years, and was a member of the Church of God by Faith in Pineland. Survivors include a daughter, Betty J. Miller of Winter Haven; a brother, Lonnie Bing of Philadelphia; two sisters, Corrine Raby of Milton, NC and Mary Miller of Winter Haven; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Arrangements were handled by John A. Boyd Funeral Home.

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BISCORNET, Ulysses
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLORIDA: Ulysses F. Biscornet, 71, died January 11, 1986. He was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Ben; a daughter, Joan; a sister, Dorothy; a brother, Lawrence; and a grandson. Interment was at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.

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BIVINS, Letonia
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Letonia Bivins, 25, died March 3, 1982 at Northeast Florida State Hostpial. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Ruth Black Bivins of Gainesville; four brothers, Charles, Ernest and Douglas Bivins and Theodore Slaughter; and six sisters, Delores Robinson, Ruth Harris, Jeanie Douglas, and Jeanette, Annette and Linda Bivins. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Brothers Funeral Home.

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BLACK, Lorena
BELLEVIEW, FLORIDA: Lorena P. Black, 84, died April 25, 1996 at Palm Gardens of Ocala. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Evangelical Bible Mission. She was a native of Putney, WV, and had come to the Belleview area 26 years earlier from Charleston, WV. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Stender of Belleview; a brother, Rev. Wilbur Reynolds of Charleston, WV; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Cotton Plant Cemetery in Ocala under the direction of Belleview Funeral Home.

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BLACKFORD, Edith
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Edith M. Blackford, 91, died June 8, 2003. She was born February 26, 1912 in Gloversville, NY. She relocated in 1970 from New York to Florida. There are no known surviving family members. Arrangements were entrusted to Brown and Sons Funeral Home.

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BLACKWELL, Rev. Cornelius
PALM COAST, FLORIDA: Rev. Cornelius Blackwell, 91, died February 19, 2000 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation. He was a native of Norfolk, VA. He had served as an assistant pastor at Thessalonia Baptist Church in Bronx, NY, and was a retired city employee. He had lived in the Palm Coast area since 1989. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Vernice Travis of Palm Coast; and 2 step-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Volusia Memorial Funeral Home.

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BLAIR, Henry
SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Henry F. Blair, 79, died March 13, 1962 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Preston, England. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Boer Wars, having served with the Highlands Light Infantry. He had lived in Florida for 11 years, and previously lived in Seattle, WA and San Jose, CA. He was a member of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. Survivors include his wife, Vesta W. Blair; and his friends. Arrangements were handled by Hawkins Funeral Home.

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BLAIR, Sue
LOWELL, FLORIDA: Sue Blair, 61, died June 19, 1972. She was a native of Woodbury, GA. She served as postmistress of the Lowell Post Office, and was a member of Reddick United Methodist Church. She had lived in Lowell since 1928. Survivors include her husband, Fred Blair; a son, Buddy Blair of Ocala; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Crokin of Indianapolis, IN, and Mrs. George Rou and Mrs. H.L. Grizzard of Lowell; and 13 grandchildren. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery by Hiers Funeral Home.

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BLANCO, Maria
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Maria L. Blanco, 83, died September 21, 1980. She had lived in Miami since 1955. Survivors include a son, Alfred J. Martinez of Miami; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Van Orsdel Coral Gables Chapel. Note: Interment may be at Flagler Memorial Park.

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BLITCH, Dora
TRENTON, FLORIDA: Dora Esther Blitch, 47, died March 3, 1972 in Gainesville. She was born April 11, 1924 in Marion County. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Henry; two sons, Ray and James; three daughters, Elizabeth Durden, Esther Lampp and Nancy Clark; five brothers, Marion, George, Frank, J.D. and Lloyd Huddleston; two sisters, Rachel Schmid and Ellen Bowlin; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery by Knauff Funeral Home.

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BLOCK, Rose
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Rose Block, 87, died June 21, 1957 at a local hospital. She formerly lived in New York City, and had been a Miami resident for 12 years. Survivors include two daughters, Sadie Block of New York City, and Frances Greene of Miami; a grandchild; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mount Nebo Cemetery under the direction of Gordon Miami Funeral Home.

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BLOMMERS, Pierre, Jr.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Pierre Blommers, Jr., 87, died September 3, 2007. He was born December 10, 1919 to Mary Semple and Pierre Blommers, Sr. He was a graduate of Penn State University, and worked in the advertising industry. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by wife of 64 years, Margery Plyler Blommers; two daughters, Kathy Hahn of Fort Mills, SC and Susan Dressel of Littleton, CO; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

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BLOOD, Willard
TAMPA, FLORIDA: Willard C. Blood, 84, died November 20, 1969 at Bay Pines Hospital in St. Petersburg. He was a retired general contractor, and was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He attended the University of Chicago and Stetson University. He was a longtime resident of both Tampa and Ocala, and was a member of the Q.B. Club in Tampa. He was survived by his wife, Ellen Clarkson Blood; a son, Willard Blood; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Ocala with arrangements by Curry's Funeral Home.

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BLUE, Winnie
LYNN HAVEN, FLORIDA: Winnie Blue, 89, died December 22, 2008. She was born September 25, 1919 in Washington County, FL. She was a member of the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, and had been a resident of the Panama City area since 1940. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Villars (Larry) and Mary Beth Hester (Philip); 3 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest L. Blue. Interment was at Moss Hill Cemetery in Washington County, FL with arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.

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BLUMENSTIEL, Russell
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA: Russell E. Blumenstiel, 76, died October 18, 1975. He retired from Seaboard Railroad with 40 years of service, and had worked in both the Tampa and Miami areas. He was a Mason and a former member of the Miami Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary R. Blumenstiel; and a brother, Charles J., of Ohio. Interment was at Flagler Memorial Park with arrangements by Philbrick and Son Coral Gables Funeral Home.

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BOATENHAMER, Freedia
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Freedia Boatenhamer, 99, died October 11, 2005 in Plant City. She was born September 26, 1906 in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was a longtime Wauchula resident, and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Bush of Steinhachee and Ima L. Carte of Plant City; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Taylor Boatenhamer. Interment was at the Wauchula Cemetery by Robarts Family Funeral Home.

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BOCIUNAS, Feliksas
SUNNY HILLS, FLORIDA: Feliksas Bociunas, 93, died April 25, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 8, 1917. He was a native of Lithuania, and had come to Sunny Hills 27 years ago from Montreal, Canada. He was a retired sheet metal worker, and attended St. Theresa Catholic Church. He is survived by by his wife, Bronislava Bociunas; a son, Vytas Spuduls (Teresa) of Ontario, Canada; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment was in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Local arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home.

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BOCKNEK, Minnie
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA: Minnie Bocknek, 81, died December 24, 1987 at Humana Hospital in Miami. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Janette Rabinowitz; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irving Bocknek. Services were held at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, MI.

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BOGACKI, Joseph
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA: Joseph Bogacki, 76, died November 6, 1979. He had been living in Fort Lauderdale for 9 years, and previously lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Miami. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery under the direction of Van Orsdel Funeral Home.

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BOGERT, Maurice
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Maurice Boget, 67, died November 14, 1973. Survivors include his wife, Jean Bogert; a daughter, Diane Hodges of Miami; a son, David, of Pittsburgh; two sisters; and 4 grandchildren. Services were held at Levitt Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Lakeside Memorial Park.

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BOLDEN, Wyman
ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Wyman C. Bolden, 45, died March 25, 1966 at his home. He was a supervisor for Kwik-Chek stores, and was a native of Holmes County, FL. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Bolden; a daughter, Patsy Bolden of Orlando; a son, Wayne Bolden of Orlando; five brothers, Herman Bolden, Wendell Bolden, Paul Bolden, Marion Bolden, and James Bolden; and two sisters, Mrs. Jo Ann Courel and Betty (James) Joiner. Services were held at New Teamon Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery.

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BOLES, Hattie
CARYVILLE, FLORIDA: Hattie Mae Boles, 83, died July 21, 1984 at the Bonifay Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1902. Survivors include a daughter, Edith B. Harwell of Caryville; three sons, Robert Boles of Vernon, Burtte Boles of Lakeland, and L.G. Boles of Plant City; two sisters, Verna Haskins of Vernon and Ellie Fussell of Okahumpka; two brothers, Daniel Pigg and Willard Pigg, both of Lakeland; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Willis Colonial Chapel in Plant City. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Plant City with arrangements by Sims Funeral Home of Bonifay, FL.

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BOLLINGER, Irma
NORTH PORT, FLORIDA: Irma Bolliger, 85, died September 29, 2006. She was born April 3, 1921. She attended the New Apostolic Church. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Bolliger; a son, Dennis Bolliger of Rolling Meadows, IL; two daughters, Cindy Plaisted of Rolling Meadows, and Gloria McKay of North Port; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the New Apostolic Church. Arrangements were handled by Farley Funeral Home.

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BOLTON, Grace
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Grace Bolton, 78, died July 17, 1994 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. Survivors include two sisters, Mattie R. Davis and Jessie M. Tate, both of Bonifay; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Serenity Garden Cemetery in Milton, FL with arrangements by Peel Funeral Home.

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BOMBACH, Henry
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Henry Bombach, 83, died October 30, 1994. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Bombach; a stepson, James D. Williams of Bonifay; 2 grandchildren; and his cousins. Interment was at Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sims Funeral Home.

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BONAPARTE, Harriet
NAPLES, FLORIDA: Harriet Mahl Bonaparte died April 20, 2009. She was born May 6, 1944 in Hallefors, Sweden to Walfried and Alice Hedlund Mahl. She was the owner of a restaurant, Sikfors Manor. She and her husband lived in Gambia, West Africa, where she managed two restaurants, and later worked at Pelican Bay Sandpiper Restaurant in Naples. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth G. Bonaparte; two daughters, Louis (Vince) Camuto and Caroline Drevenstam; and a grandson. Cremation arrangements were handled by Fuller Funeral Home.

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BONFOEY, Winifred
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Winifred Bonfoey, 82, died March 3, 1988 at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA. He was born October 15, 1905, and was a native of Tampa. He was an English teacher at Hillsborough and H.B. Plant High Schools with 38 years of service. He had been living in Tallahassee for 8 years. He is survived by a daughter, Beverly Taylor of Tallahassee; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at the Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, FL.

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BOOHER, Helen
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Helen Booher, 84, died October 19, 1972. She was born in Wisconsin. She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Survivors include 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Baynard-Thompson Beach Memorial Chapel.

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BOOKER, Ruth
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Ruth Irene Powell Booker, 95, died December 8, 2008. She was born July 2, 1913 to Horton Conner Powell and Mary Lucretia Broxson. She retired from the data processing department of the City of Pensacola. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and attended Lathram Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, F.E. Booker (Dottie); a daughter, Mary Nell Wells (Bobby) of Pensacola; a sister, Dorothy I. Ennis; a brother-in-law, Buford F. Ennis of Panama City; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Nolen L. Booker; her parents; and a brother. Interment was at Bayview Memorial Cemetery by Faith Chapel Funeral Home.

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BOONE, Wilda
PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA: Wilda M. Boone, 67, died December 24, 1988 in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Kansas City, MO. She was the former owner of Boone Dental Laboratory in Orlando, and had been in Port Orange since 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Janet L. Ferro of Sanford; her mother, Etta S. Ingram of San Angelo, TX; a brother, William H. Banks of San Angelo, TX; and a grandson. Arrangements were handled by Garden Chapel Funeral Home.

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BOOS, Velma
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA: Velma C. Boos, 34, died August 3, 1970. She was a former resident of Delray Beach, and had lived in Boca Raton for three years. Survivors include her husband, Marton; two daughters, Denyse DeWallot and Deborah DeWallot, both of Boca Raton; a son, Donald DeWallot of Boca Raton; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verdiere Porter of Michigan. Interment was at the Boca Raton Cemetery under the direction of Lorne-Babione Funeral Home.

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BORDERS, Ned
MARIANNA, FLORIDA: Ned Borders, 83, died January 16, 2011 at Signature Healthcare at the Courtyard. He was a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Borders; four daughters, Vera Westbrook of Jacksonville, Rev. G.J. Wynn of Tallahassee, Martha B. Jackson (Rev. Angus Jackson) of Winter Garden, and Cynthia B. Byrd of Fort Lauderdale; a son, Aldric Borders (Anita) of Tallahassee; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by a son, William T. Borders. Services were held at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment was at the Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery under the direction of Vann Funeral Home.

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BORMAN, Hattie
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Hattie Amine Borman, 46, died January 12, 1910. She was born in Lisbon, New Hampshire. A survivor, Joseph Borman, was listed. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

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BORRER, Betty
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Betty M. Borrer, 92, died August 6, 2005. She was born November 13, 1912. She and her husband were the retired managers of Kiddie City Toy Store in Panama Plaza. She was a Wisconsin native, and came to Panama City in 1956. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Louise DeWolfe; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donn Borrer; her parents; a sister; three brothers; and two brothers-in-law. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery.

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BORROR, Allan
STARKE, FLORIDA: Allan E. Borror, 74, died February 13, 1987. He was born in Decatur, IL. He was a former resident of Buffalo, NY, and had lived in Starke for four years. He attended the Starke Church of God, and was a Mason for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Eva K. Borror; and a sister, Vera Schwartz of Clarence, NY. Interment was at Crosby Lake Cemetery under the direction of Tanner Funeral Home.

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BOST, Mamie
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Mamie Bost died March 26, 1958 at a local hospital. She was a member of the Pallbearers Lodge and the American Woodmen. Survivors include a brother, Wesley Chambers of Delray Beach; and a sister, Irene Beckett of Salisbury, MD. Services were held at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Coleman Funeral Home.

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BOSTON, Thomas
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Thomas Boston, 45, died May 15, 1991. He was born March 4, 1946. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dedria Boston; two daughters, Mariel Boston and Shirley Boston; three sons, Millard Boston, Montez Boston and Thomas L. Boston; his mother, Lena Boston; five brothers, James (Minnie) Boston, Jake Boston, Willie (Eva) Boston, Norman (Vanna) Boston and Donald (Martha) Boston; seven sisters, Fannie Reed, Martha L. Jones, Jeanette (James) McDonald, Viola (Dennie) Wright, Alice Slack, Pearl (Charles) McDonald, and Mary (Chester) Campbell; his mother-in-law, Minnie Elvins; 3 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Burial was at Northside Cemetery by Cooper Funeral Home.

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BOSWELL, Gertrude
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA: Gertrude Lewis Boswell, 85, died August 28, 1997 at her residence. Survivors include four half-brothers, Carlton Lewis and John Lewis, both of Bonifay, and Columbus Lewis and Curtis Lewis, both of Caryville; four half-sisters, Cathern Leavins of Bonifay, Ellen Spivey of Geneva, AL, and Viola Lewis and Mildred Darley, both of Caryville; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard by Comforter Funeral Home.

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BOTANA, Luis
NAPLES, FLORIDA: Luis Botana, 78, died July 13, 2008. He was born March 4, 1930. He is survived by three siblings, Maria L. Galan of Naples, Carmen Orizondo of Orlando, and Ezequiel Botana of Naples; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ana Luisa Hernandez and Enrique Botana, Sr.; and three brothers, Enrique, Jr., Omar and Jose. Services were held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment was at Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum by Fuller Funeral Home.

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BOTBYL, Joan
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Joan Botbyl, 73, died April 14, 2009. She was born November 11, 1935 in New Jersey. She was a member of Most Holy Name Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, John E. "Jack" Botbyl; a daughter, Diane Oltmanns (Anton) of Oakland, NJ; a son, Robert Brown (Debbie) of Jacksonville; a brother, Wally Lear; two sisters; her grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by R. Lee Williams and Son Gulfport Chapel.

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BOTSFORD, Raymond
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA: Raymond Wilkens Botsford, 58, died July 26, 1958 at Coral Gables Veterans Hospital. He was the former owner of a local taxi service, and was a veteran of World War I. He came to the Boca Raton area nine years ago, and was a native of Whitestone, Long Island, NY. Survivors include his wife, Iva Baker Botsford; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Engleman of Narrowsburgh, NY; a son, Charibs of Newburgh, NY; a sister, Mrs. James J. Bertholf of Ft. Lauderdale; and 6 grandchildren. Interment was in Hackensack, NJ under the direction of Perrott Funeral Home of Newburgh, NY. Local arrangements were handled by King Mortuary.

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BOTSFORD, Virginia
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Virginia Botsford, 96, died October 4, 2003. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Glenn (Gloria), and Malcolm (Ann); 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil. Services were held at the Miami Lakes Congregational Church. Interment was at Miami Memorial Park under the direction of Lowe-Hanks Funeral Home.

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BOUCHER, Mary
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Mary Ann Boucher, 47, died May 1, 1984. She was a registered nurse. Survivors include a son, Richard A. Baker; her mother, Mrs. Fred Morris; a brother, William A. Morris; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Miami Memorial Park under the direction of Ahern-Plummer Funeral Home.

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BOUTIN, Pierre
SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Pierre Gerard Boutin, 50, died August 4, 1994 He was born May 19, 1944 in St. Theophile, Canada. He had been in Sarasota for 18 years, and was a previous resident of Waterville, ME. He held a degree in accounting from Thomas Business College in Waterville, and was a former executive director for United Cerebral Palsy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Eckankar religion. He is survived by his mother, Jeannette of Sarasota; four brothers, Steve of Sarasota, Francois of Boston, and Roger and Andre, both of Maine; and two sisters, Paige Boutin Lester and Suzanne Boutin, both of Sarasota. An Eckankar memorial service was held at Turtle Beach. Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery with arrangements by Romaine-Sarasota Funeral Home.

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BOWDISH, Jessie
INVERNESS, FLORIDA: Jessie Fordham Bowdish, 102, died February 13, 1984. She was born at City Island, Bronx, NY. She was a retired church pipe organist. She was a member of the Organists' Guild of New York City, and was a charter member of the Suncoast Music Society. She was a former resident of Roosevelt, NY, and had lived in Inverness for 22 years. Survivors include a daughter, Catherine (Joseph) Bowler of Inverness; two sons, Wellsley W. Bowdish of Inverness and Lewis S. Bowdish of Sarasota; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Hooper Funeral Home. Note: One record shows interment at Six Oaks Cemetery in Beaufort County, SC.

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BOWEN, Elisha
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Elisha B. Bowen, 96, died September 23, 2004. He was born in Texas County, MO. He was a retired pipeline foreman and a Protestant. He formerly lived in Zanesville, OH, and had been in Plant City for six months. Survivors include a daughter, Cher Weaver (Greg) of Plant City; and a stepson, Ted Appleton. Arrangements were entrusted to Haught Funeral Home.

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BOWEN, Lawrence D., Sr.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA: Lawrence D. Bowen, Sr. died January 6, 1967 at his residence. He was born August 21, 1929 in Martin County, NC. He was a traffic manager and auditor for Southern Bell Telephone Co., and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended the First Baptist Church, and was a crusade chairman for the Cancer Society. He was a member of the Panama City Country Club, the Port St. Joe Lions Club, and was chairman of the Florida Telephone Association Traffic Committee. Survivors include his wife, Alice J. Bowen; a daughter, Diane Tripp; two sons, Michael Bowen and Lawrence Bowen, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Bowen; and a sister, Martha Roebuck. Interment was at Holly Hill Cemetery by Prevatt Funeral Home.

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BOWERS, Zera
PONCE de LEON, FLORIDA: Zera Bowers, 71, died December 29, 1987 at Twin City Hospital in Niceville. She was a native and lifelong Walton County resident, and was a Baptist. She is survived by four daughters, Marilyn Hogans of Ponce de Leon, Shirley Peterson of Pensacola, and Blondell Brown and Wyoma Brown, both of Ebro; three brothers, Trevis Gipson of DeFuniak Springs, Rufus Gipson of South Carolina and Davis Gipson of California; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Argyle. Interment was at Euchee Valley Cemetery with arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.

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BOWSER, Ivan C., Jr.
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Ivan Curtis Bowser, Jr., 64, died December 8, 1982. He had worked for the Doral Hotel, as well as the Simon Candy and Tobacco Co., and was a World War II veteran. He was a native of Pittsburgh, and had been living in the Miami area for 40 years. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Bowser and Jan Coxwell; a sister, Mary Jane Bowser; and two brothers, Henry Bowser and James A. Bowser. Services were held at Enchanted Forest Park. Cremation arrangements were handled by Lithgow Funeral Home.

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BOYD, Albert P.
GRACEVILLE, FLORIDA: Albert Pike Boyd, 61, died November 5, 1976 at the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. Survivors include his wife, Alyce Boyd; a daughter, Mrs. John W. Kirkpatrick III of Gainesville; and two brothers, Crowther Boyd and William D. Boyd, both of Jacksonville. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Graceville. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Albany, GA with arrangements by Grace and Lipford Funeral Home.

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BRADDOCK, Iris
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Iris Virginia Braddock, 3, died December 20, 1925. She was born in September of 1922 to Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Braddock. She was survived by her parents; two brothers, Johnnie and Laurie; and three sisters, Gertrude, Anna Mae, and Martha. Interment was at Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Callahan.

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BRADDOCK, Vance
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Vance Braddock, 58, died December 18, 1973. He was a musician, and played at hotels in Miami Beach. He was a longtime Miami area resident. Survivors include his wife, Frances Braddock; a son, James, of Miami; and a sister, Lorraine Cahill of Jacksonville. Interment was at Dade Memorial Park under the direction of Van Orsdel Funeral Home.

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BRAGMAN, Ida
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Ida M. Bragman died July 3, 1989 at the Wiregrass Nursing Home in Geneva, AL. She was a native of Jackson County, but spent most of her life in Washington County. She was a member of Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church. Survivors include four nephews, Dr. William Chambers of Montgomery, AL, Maxie Napier of Geneva, AL, John D. Staten of Campbellton, and Lester Rhynes of Chipley; a step-granddaughter; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church. Interment was at St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

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BRAIN, Kathleen
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Kathleen M. Brain, 36, died June 8, 1982. She was a former instructor at Florida International University, and a member of the American Society of Agriculture. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Carlos W.; two children, Carlos D. and Carmen; her parents, Dorothy and Glen Benoy; her brothers, Mark, Glen and David; a sister, Theresa; and her uncles and aunts. Arrangements were handled by Van Orsdel Funeral Home.

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BRANNING, Royce
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Royce Elwood Branning, 55, died October 18, 1984 at the Washington County Hospital. He is survived by his stepmother, Armetta Branning of Marianna; three sisters, Lois Weeks, Marjorie Burke, and Evelyn Pezczola; and two brothers, James C. Branning and Omar Branning. Interment was at Damascus Cemetery with arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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BRICKEEN, Frances
PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Frances H. Brickeen, 87, died December 3, 2006 in Plant City. She was born in Murphysboro, IL. She had formerly lived in Kentucky and Lake Placid, where she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two sons, Jerry W. and William D. "Bud"; three daughters, Carol Kareska, Sharon Moffitt and Janet Shelton; a sister, Betty Kincer; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

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BRICKETT, Virginia
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Virginia R. Brickett, 78, died January 18, 1958 at a local hospital. She was born in Kentucky. She had been in the St. Petersburg area since the 1930s, and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Margaret Lockhart and Mrs. Charles Broussard, both of Vinton, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Brickett. Arrangements were handled by David W. Thompson Funeral Home.

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BRIDGES, Allen
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: Allen W. Bridges, 84, died September 4, 1970 at a local nursing home. He was born in North Carolina. He was a retired electrician. He was a member of the N.A.R.C.E. and the First Baptist Church of Bradenton, and had relocated to Bradenton from the Canal Zone 22 years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack McClure of Bradenton; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Gastor and Mrs. Seth T. Cox, both of Sanford, NC; three brothers, Alvin Bridges of Zebulon, NC, Coy Bridges of Willington, NC, and Lacy Bridges of Rocky Mount, NC; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at Manasota Memorial Park under the direction of Shannon Funeral Home.

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BRIMSON, Julia
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Julia Childs Brimson, 69, died March 24, 1951. She was born November 16, 1881, and was a native of New York. She was a graduate of Smith College. She was a founder of the Miami Smith College Club, and was a president of the Miami branch of the American Association of University Women. She had been living in the Miami area for 27 years, and was a former resident of Cleveland. Survivors include a son, William, of Coconut Grove; a grandson; and 2 nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles T. Brimson. Services were held at the Flagler Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Graceland Memorial Park.

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BRINLEY, Robert E., Sr.
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Robert Earl Brinley, Sr., 62, died March 10, 1997 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Drummond and Kimberly Collins, both of Bonifay; three sons, Robert E. Brinley, Jr. of Speedway, IN, Marty Brinley of Baton Rouge, and James P. Brinley of London, England; two brothers, Reuben Brinley of Midland, GA, and Michael Brinley of Geneva, AL; a sister, Rebecca Dorch of Pensacola; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment was at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery by Sims Funeral Home.

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BROCK, Charlie Mae
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Charlie Mae Brock, 95, died November 5, 2009. She was a native of Cairo, GA. She was a retired bookkeeper and secretary for the Department of Agriculture with 19 years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Following retirement, she and her husband served in the ministry. She enjoyed art, music, flowers and floral arranging. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Brock (Sharon) of Tallahassee; two daughters, Janice Powell (Mark) of Tallahassee, and Charlyne Williams of Pensacola; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Brock of Clearwater; a sister-in-law, Florence West of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alton Brock; and a son, Larry Brock. Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home.

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BROCK, Thomas E.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Thomas E. "Charlie" Brock died May 13, 1990 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Enterprise, AL. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Galilee Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jewell W. Brock; a daughter, Cindy Fitzgerald of Apopka; three sons, Thomas A. "Tony" Brock of Ochopee, Charles R. Brock of Altamonte Springs, and James D. Brock of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Galilee Cemetery with arrangements by James and Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville, FL.

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BROOKS, Cora
HIALEAH, FLORIDA: Cora Lee Brooks, 66, died November 13, 1983. She had been a Florida resident for over 50 years, and formerly lived in Georgia. Survivors include her husband, Claude; a sister, Rubye Taylor and brother-in-law Herschel of Hialeah; 2 nieces; and 5 nephews. Services were held at the Van Orsdel-Slade-Hileah Miami Springs Chapel. Interment was at Southern Memorial Park.

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BROOKS, Estella
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Estella G. Brooks, 83, died March 12, 1959. She had lived in Miami for 35 years, and formerly lived in Freeport, IL. Survivors include two daughters, Delores Klein and Virginia Arcella; a son, Robert L.; a brother, Charles Brownfield; and her grandchildren. Services were held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment was at Flagler Memorial Park with arrangements by Bess Memorial Mortuary.

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BROOKS, Milton
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA: Milton Brooks died February 29, 1988. He was the husband of Pauline Brooks; the father of Barbara Ann Brooks and Toby Brooks Katz; and the brother of Lillian Sacks, and Seymour and Beatrice Brooks. Interment was at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, NY under the direction of Menorah Chapels.

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BROOKS, William P.
WESTVILLE, FLORIDA: William Preston Brooks, 81, died July 3, 1994 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Frances Brooks; two sisters, Sybil Redman of Vernon and Verna Lyster of Westville; and three brothers, Edsel Brooks of Ponce de Leon, and Dallas Brooks and Wyatt Brooks, both of Westville. Services were held at the chapel of Sims Funeral Home. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Albany, GA.

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BROOM, Clyde
COTTONDALE, FLORIDA: Clyde Donald Broom, 20, died June 5, 1959 in Libby, MT. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean Broom; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Broom; his brothers, Deward, Jerry, Clayton, Kenneth and James, Jr.; and two sisters, Glenda Broom and Betty Ruth Broom. Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery by Blackburn Funeral Home.

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BROWDER, Cora
BONIFAY, FLORIDA: Cora Mae Browder, 71, died July 3, 1992 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. She attended Assembly of God services, and also attended the First Baptist Church of Bonifay. She is survived by a daughter, Atrice Turner of Bonifay; a sister, Cumi White of Phenix City, AL; 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Sims Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Anna
APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA: Anna G. Brown, 67, died June 18, 1976 at Weems Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Philadelphia, PA, and had been a resident of Apalachicola for 2 years. She attended the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Allen E. Martin of Apalachicola; and her friends. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Middlebrooks Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Hugh
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Hugh Bernard Brown, infant, died August 13, 1950. He was born August 12, 1950 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Brown. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Blackburn Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Josephine
GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Josephine Brown died August 18, 1972. She had been living in Florida for 20 years, and formerly lived in New York City. Survivors include her nieces and nephews; and her friends. Interment was at Woodlawn Memory Gardens by Kenfield Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Larry G.
CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA: Larry Gordon Brown, 63, died November 2, 2007 in Crystal River. He was born July 6, 1944 in Laurel, MD to Lee S. and Levera F. Lilley Brown. He worked at the Key Training Center, and was a Protestant. There are no known surviving family members. Arrangements were handled by Hooper Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Lucious
EBRO, FLORIDA: Lucious Sonnie Brown, 80, died September 1, 1978 at the Washington County Hospital. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Nora Bunion of Havana, and Mrs. Sylvia Hogans, Mrs. Bertha Potter, and Mrs. Charlotte Brown, all of Ebro; a son, Alvin Brown of Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Mae Andrews of Ebro; a brother, Rev. Ely Brown of Pensacola; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Luke A.M.E. Church. Burial was at the church cemetery by Cooper Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Ruth
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA: Ruth C. Brown, 73, died October 14, 1976 at the Washington County Hospital. Survivors include three sons, Willard Brown, Edmond Brown, and Tillman Brown, all of Chipley; a daughter, Ruth McCormick of Pensacola; two brothers, Eli Brown of Pensacola and Lucious Brown of Ebro; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at St. Luke A.M.E. Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Stella


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Ritchey, Enolia Clara
Enolia Clara Ritchey � Colorado Weekly Chieftain � April 18, 1878 � Died in Pueblo, on Wednesday, April 10th, Enolia Clara, only daughter of James W. and Virginia E. Ritchey, aged about ten years, after a lingering and painful sickness of over four months.

Ritchey, Robert R.
Robert R. "Bob" Ritchey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1997 - Robert R. "Bob" Ritchey, born Oct. 21, 1911, went to be with his maker on Oct. 29, 1997. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy, in 1988. Also preceding him in death were a grandson, John Allen Ritchey- brothers, James, Lawrence, Everett, Clarence, Harley and Tom- and sisters, Esther and Louise. He is survived by sisters, Hazel Turner, and Lucille (Cecil) Lake- sister- in-law, Bessie Ritchey- daughter, Sharon Ritchey and Roger Lowe- son, James (Carol) Ritchey- grandchildren, Diane Buie and Russell Urban, Paula Turner and Phil Alexander, Kenny and Missy Shulga, Rahel and Gary Ramsey, Sarah and Alan McDavid, Eddie and Melinda Shulga, Bobby and Melissa Ritchey, James Shulga and Brenda Pena, and Ruth Ritchey. Also survived by great- grandchildren, Paul Buie and Jessica Urban, Nicholas Ramsey and Andrea Ritchey. Bob was a cowboy turned auto body repairman. He lived in the Pueblo area since 1945. He owned and operated an auto re pair business from 1947 until 1977 when he retired. A 32nd degree Mason, he was active in York Rite, Royal Arch and Knights Templar for many years. He was a 49-year member of Silver State Lodge No. 95. He was also involved in numerous church and charitable activities. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Gar den Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 906 W. 15th Street following the ceremony. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Ritchey, Virginia E.
Virginia E. Ritchey � Colorado Weekly Chieftain � October 2, 1879 � Died in this city, September 30th, 1879, Mrs. Virginia E. Ritchey.

Ritchie, C. T.
C. T. Ritchie - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - May 16, 1913 - Engineer C. T. Ritchie, one of the oldest engineers in the service of the Rio Grande Railroad, died at his home in La Veta. His wife survives him.

Ritchie, Curtis P.
Curtis P. Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1951 - Senator Curtis P. Ritchie of 1101 E. Eighth, died April 4. Husband of Mrs. Elsie Ritchie. Brother of Frank Ritchie of Brush, Colo. And Raymond Ritchie of San Marino, Calif. Member of St. Leander's Parish. Body will lie in state Thursday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., George F. McCarthy Broadway Chapel. Requiem High Mass 10 a.m. St. Leander's church Friday. Interment Roselawn.

Ritchie, Frank H.
Frank H. Ritchie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Frank H. Ritchie, of Canon City, Nov. 24, 1987. Husband of Mary Ritchie who passed away Aug. 5, 1981, and father of Gary (Mary Beth) Ritchie and Darvin (Diane) Ritchie, both of Canon City, and Jolene (Jim) Quigley, Boulder. Brother of J.C. Ritchie, Amarillo, Texas, and Lena Mauro, Pueblo. Survived also by 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister, Josephine Burton. Mr. Ritchie was a member of St. Michael Catholic Parish, Canon City; American Association of Retired Persons; honorary member of USWA Local 2102 and the National Council of Senior Citizens. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. from 1947 to 1976, retiring as a machinist. He was active for many years in Democratic Pueblo County politics, including serving as precinct chairman. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Michael Catholic Church, Canon City. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial.

Rittenhouse, Sandra M.
Sandra M. Rittenhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2003 - Sandra M. Rittenhouse, 56, formerly of Pueblo passed away in Manchester, Tennessee on January 8, 2003. She was born on December 21, 1946 to Tommy and Delores Johnson. She is survived by her husband Wes, daughters Scheryl Wilkens and Patricia (Joe) Haskett, grandchildren David, Ayla, Cortney, Breanna, and Joey, Mother, Delores Johnson (Colorado City), Brother, James (Nancy) Johnson, Sister, Beverly (Danny) Stithem and special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by Father, Harley "Tommy" Johnson, her maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Sandra graduated from South High School in 1965, attended college and worked for Qwest for 23 years before retiring and moving to Tennessee. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2003 at Rye Home United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m.

Ritter, Emma
Emma Capps Ritter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1977 - Mrs. Emma Capps Ritter. Services 11 a.m., Thursday, First Baptist Church of La Veta. Graveside Services will be conducted by Mariposa Chapter 63. OES, Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Those who wish may send memorials to La Veta First Baptist Church or Huerfano Memorial Hospital.

Ritter, John
John Ritter - Huerfano World - December 10, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1925: John Ritter, 88, died. He had lived on his ranch for 36 years.

Ritter, Kemary
Kemary Ritter - Basalt Journal - September 29, 1906 - Kemary Ritter, a wealthy stockman, whose family lives at Walsenburg, Colorado, and who owned large interests at Naravista, Colorado, died at the territorial Insane Asylum here last night, says an East Las Vegas dispatch of September 23rd. He was admitted from Union county, this territory, where he had lived for a time. The body has been shipped to Walsenburg for burial. Ritter made his most successful financial deal after his mind was unhinged, just before he was brought to the asylum, eighteen months ago.

Ritter, Kimery E.
Kimery E. Ritter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1975 - Kimery E. Ritter, pioneer La Veta cattleman and rancher, passed away in Walsenburg May 25, 1975. Husband of Mrs. Emma Ritter of the family home. Father of Mrs. Paul (Gail) Frick, Arizona City, Ariz. Grandfather of John C. and Lawrence E. Frick. Member of First Baptist Church in La Veta, member of La Veta Lodge 59, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory 3, and Order of Eastern Star Mariposa Chapter 63. Mr. Ritter was a member of Southern Colorado Livestock Association and one of the oldest living members of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association; he served many years on the Ritter School Board and the Huerfano County High School Board. Service announcements later.

Ritter, Maxine
Maxine Ritter - Rocky Mountain News - October 03, 1998 - Maxine Ritter, 76, of Englewood died Sept. 28. Services were Oct. 2 at Bullock Mortuary. Mrs. Ritter was born in La Veta on Feb.22, 1922. She retired from Wilson Creech Insurance. Survivors include sons Terry Fisher of Littleton, Greg of Arizona, Rob of Aurora; brothers Charles Crawley of Alaska, Edward Crawley of New Mexico; sister Iris Furlong of Commerce City; seven grandchildren.

Ritter, Rose M.
Rose M. Ritter - Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Rose M. Ritter, sister of Kim Ritter and former resident of La Veta, died.

Ritz, Andrew Michael Sr.
Andrew "Andy" Michael Ritz Sr. - Huerfano World - March 23, 2000 - Andrew "Andy" Michael Ritz Sr., 71, life long resident of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Mar. 18, 2000 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born Mar. 12, 1929 in Walsenburg to the late Andrew and Helen Paulovsky Ritz, he worked as an electrician for J&L Electric for 40 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, 24th Division; a retired fire chief of the Walsenburg Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of the Walsenburg Re-1 School Board, member of the Walsenburg Knights of Columbus, past president of Walsenburg Club, a member of the Walsenburg Golf Association and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie of the family home in Walsenburg; children, Andrew Ritz, Lisa Harpole and David Ritz; three grandchildren; a sister, Donna Mimovich; two brothers, John Day and Richard Day; numerous nephews and nieces. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass was Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2000 - Andrew Michael Ritz Sr., 71, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Huerfano Medical Center where he had been a patient. Mr. Ritz was born on March 12, 1929, in Walsenburg to Andrew and Helen Paulovsky Ritz. Mr. Ritz, a member of St. Mary Church, worked as an electrician for J&L Electric for 40 years and was a veteran of the Korean War, 24th Division, a retired fire chief of the Walsenburg Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of the Walsenburg School Board, member of the Knights of Columbus and the Walsenburg Golf Association, and past president of the Walsenburg Club. Mr. Ritz is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of the family home; children, Andrew (Karen) Ritz, Lisa (John) Harpole, David Ritz; grandchildren, Alexander Ritz, Emily Harpole, Mary Harpole; sister, Donna Mimovich; brothers, John (Carol) Day, Richard (Linda) Day; numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen Ritz/Day. Service, St. Mary Church; funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Senior Outreach Program or St. Mary Church.

Ritz, Katheryn
Katheryn Ritz - Huerfano World - March 4, 2004 - Her crystal blue eyes and radiant smile were gifts from heaven. Feb. 28, 2004, God brought them and Katheryn Ritz home. Katheryn, 99, resident; of Albuquerque, N.M. the past 11 years, died at the home of her daughter, Rosemary Smith. Even in her final days, the long-time Walsenburg resident possessed strength, courage and humor. Born in a small coal-miner's camp in Pryor, on July 20, 1904, Katheryn was the seventh of 14 children - the last to be called to the Lord. She attended school through eighth grade, then worked on a Raton, N.M. farm. She returned home, marrying George Ritz, May 24, 1925. Living at Walsen Camp, they raised, and educated their three children, Rosemary, Richard and James. A fourth, George Jr., died 12 days after birth. George, a strong-willed coal miner, passed away in August, 1975, three months after their 50th wedding anniversary. Katheryn, active in the Tabernacle Society and the Catholic Daughters, was a sports enthusiast and card player. Her favorite baseball team was the Cardinals, one she traveled to St. Louis to see. But that thrill was nothing compared to watching her sons, Richard and Jimmy, lead St. Mary High in football and basketball. Rosemary, Richard and Jimmy all graduated from St. Mary -- and college. Katheryn and George instilled the value of education in their children, seeing to it they received their degrees -- a major feat, given a coal miner's minimal salary. Katheryn was an inspiration to many as she aged. Always the center of attention, she often asked strangers, "how old do you think I am?" Nobody ever guessed, typically missing by a decade-sometimes two. Katheryn is survived by children, Rosemary of Albuquerque; James and wife, Mary Ann, of Littleton; daughter-in-law, Barbara Ritz; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Ritz. Rosary will be recited Mar. 4, 2004 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral service will be held Friday, Mar. 5, 2004 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will take place at St. Mary North Cemetery in Walsenburg. Friends may visit St. Mary Catholic Church, Thursday Mar. 4, 2004, 4 p.m. until time of the rosary. Overcoming numerous illnesses and surgeries in her 90s, Katheryn attributed her longevity to the love of life, family - chicken and coffee. Katheryn Ritz - mother, grandmother, friend. Your humor, smile and eyes, oh those blue eyes, will be sorely missed. It's now time for the Lord to enjoy your gifts.

Ritz, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Ritz - Huerfano World � November 14, 2002 - Mary Ann Ritz, 99, of Walsenburg, died peacefully in her sleep and rests in the hands of her Lord and Virgin Mary, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. Mary Was born on Sept. 8, 1903 in Superior, CO to Anthony Koszis and Anna Norick, pioneers of Lithuanian immigrant families who immigrated to Lake City, CO in the 1890's. Mary attended school in Walsenburg and Arizona, later marrying a miner, Steve Ritz on Oct. 8, 1923 in St. Mary Church. They lived several years in Arizona, but Mary lived the last half century of her life in Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church and in her early years was chairman of the local Democratic Party and was involved with other civic associations including the UMWA with her husband. Mary is survived by a number of cousins other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. Funeral mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002 at St. Mary Church with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ritz, Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn Ritz - Huerfano World � June 29, 2006 � Mary Kathryn Ritz (Kathy), born April 2, 1958, passed away June 16, 2006. Survived by her mother, Barbara (O'Rourke) Ritz; siblings: George, Dee and Sharon (Andrew) Bonner; nephews, David and Ian Bonner. Also survived by aunts and uncles: Mary O'Rourke, Agnes and John Bechaver, Rosemary Smith and Jim and Mary Ann Ritz and numerous cousins. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Richard; grandparents, Francis and Agnes O'Rourke and George and Katheryn Ritz. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton.

Ritz, Pete
Pete Ritz - Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - In memory of our dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle, Pete Ritz who died five years ago, Mar. 15. (verse) Sadly missed by sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, and great nieces.

Rivar, Paul
Paul Rivar - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 11, 1918 - Paul Rivar, 11 years old, was so injured when struck by an automobile at Pueblo that he died a few hours later. The car was driven by Mrs. E. E. Gray.

Rivas, Betty Marie
Betty Marie Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Betty Marie Rivas, 65, died Tuesday, Aug. 19. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery. Griffy Funeral Homes, Manzanola Fowler and Ordway.

Rivas, Cecillia
Cecillia (Celia) Rivas - Trinidad Times Independent - June 22, 2008 - Cecillia (Celia) Rivas, 61, went home with our Lord on June 15, 2008. She was born July 3, 1946, in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by parents Felix and Clara Gonzales, brother Kelly Gonzales, widow of Joe Sanchez and Nat Rivas. Beloved mother of Lillian (Gilbert) Martinez, Robert (Annie) Barrera, Lola (Frank) Medina and Fred (Jamie) Barrera Sr.; special grandchildren Joseph (Gina) Gonzales, Fred Barrera Jr. and Shaylyn Choate. Twenty-one grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Brothers Felix (Diane) Gonzales and Roy Elliott Jr.; Sisters Lydia Soliz, Grace Sisneros, Frances Mejia, Margaret (Jose) Rodriguez-Guiterrez, Bernadette (Jack) Claflin, Trina Gonzales, Anna Camacho, Debbie Gonzales. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. Celia was loved dearly and will always be our sarge. Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. officiated by Pastor Bill Frashuer at Faith Christian Fellowship Church on Sante Fe Trail Drive. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Rivas, Maria
Maria Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Maria Rivas, 81, born Sept. 17, 1923, and passed away Sept. 17, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; her son, Ernie Rivas; her parents, Genaro and Margarita Sanchez and Juan Angel and Espisia Archuleta; and her brothers and sisters, Candido Archuleta, Ben Archuleta, Jose Archuleta, Ephigena Lemon, Delfina Aragon, Alonzo Archuleta, Placida Valdez, Andrieta Sanchez, Raymundo Archuleta and Margarita Cordova. Survived by children, Carol (Richard) Trujillo of Chino, Calif., and Lovelia Rivas of Pueblo; grandchildren, Carlos Quintana, Antoinette Quintana, Greg Bachicha, Desiree Bachicha, Lisa Bachicha, Richard Trujillo, Angel Trujillo, Erik Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Jason Quintana, Demi Garven, Mariah Freeman-Bachicha and Isaiah Bachicha, Crystal Trujillo, and Raeann Gallegos. Also survived by her brothers and sisters, Roberto Archuleta, Stella (Ben) Gonzales, Max (Cora) Archuleta, Manuel (Verma) Sanchez, Irene (Margarito) Medina, and Encarnacion (Fred) Sanchez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was a member of St. Leander Church, where the services will be held. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivas, Octavio G.
Octavio G. Rivas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Octavio G. Rivas, born March 22, 1929, passed away March 14, 2000. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Julia Rivas; children, Louise (Colin) Bottem, Margaret (Louis) Vigil, Gloria Sena (Jimmy), Octavio (Maryann) Rivas Jr., Arthur Rivas Sr., Carmela (John) Baca, Carlos Rivas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one brother, three sisters all of Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by daughter, Erlinda Rivas; parents, Jesus and Antonia Rivas; and parents-in-law, Francisco and Virginia Gallardo. Octavio was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from CF&I after 34 years of service. He loved camping, fishing and working at home in his yard and spending time with his family. Viewing Thursday, noon until 5 p.m. Prayer service Thursday, 7 p.m., funeral service Friday, 10 a.m., both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

River, Thomas B.
Thomas B. River - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Thomas B. River, 85, of Penrose, born on June 12, 1912, in Gypsum, Colo., died Jan. 14, 1998. He retired from the Portland Cement Co., served in the U.S. Army and was a member of BPOE No. 611 and was a Presbyterian. He lived in Fremont County most of his life and worked in mines as a young man in Cripple Creek and Victor. He drove a coal truck for Corley Mine and served his country in World War II in Korea. After his time in the service he went to work for Portland Cement and worked there until his retirement in the early 70's. He was an adopted father to many of his nieces and nephews and was an avid Broncos fan and loved baseball and rodeos. He married Bernice (Curtis) on July 4, 1936, in Denver. He is survived by daughter, Peggy (Joe) Jarrett of Pueblo- son, Thomas (Joyce) River of Shelton, Wash.- grandchildren, Rodney and Wesley Wilson of Pueblo, Scott (Cindy) River of Shelton, Wash., and Michelle River of Oregon- sister, Mary (Harry) Hildreth of Clearfield, Utah- sister-in-law, Ruth River of Texas and Thelma (Clif) Halbrook of Elizabeth, Colo.- many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife- parents- and grandson, Jeffery Wilson. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. today at Florence Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dale Powell. Inurnment at Union Highland Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the American Lung Association through the Florence Mortuary.

Rivera, Alfredo Lewis
Alfredo Lewis Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - Alfredo Lewis Rivera, 1916 E. Abriendo, departed this life Feb. 21, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1952, Mr. Rivera was born April 23, 1917, in Guadalupita, N.M. He married the former Grace Mestas on Nov. 23, 1938, in Mora, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Rivera was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish. He retired from the CF&I coke plant in June of 1979 after 28 years of service. A member of Local No. 2102, he enjoyed fishing and watching softball and football games. Predeceased by father, Jose Dolores Rivera in April of 1966. Survivors include his wife, Grace M. Rivera of the family home; children, Jerry (Theresa) Rivera, Albuquerque, N.M., John (Frieda) Rivera, Pueblo, Tillie (Gilbert) Abeyta, Pueblo; stepmother, Sophia Rivera, Farmington, N.M.; brother, Elcio (Cordelia) Rivera, Pueblo; five sisters, Alice (Sam) Espinoza, Delphenia (George) Medina, Mabel (Ernie) Herrera, Dora (Tim) Duran, Janet (Eloy) Trujillo, all of New Mexico; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of the Resurrection, noon Tuesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Interment and military honors, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Rivera, Angela Muniz de
Angela Muniz de Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Angela Muniz de Rivera, May 30, 1928, July 13, 2006. Your life was full and your trials many. You inspired us with your courage, energy and poise. You were Angela, our angel, who blessed our lives. You will live forever in our memories. You were smart and beautiful and your heart was pure. Your were generous and happy and your smile was your gift to everyone. Your love was unconditional and sincere. Dad was the love of your life- your best friend. My three sons you would say-- with joy and pride. Your daughters by marriage added to your joy, and your granddaughters were your legacy and hope for the future. If we could define you in one word it would be joy. You brought joy into this world and that will be everlasting. Mom, a million kisses and a million hugs, just doesn't seem enough to let you know how much we loved you. You were the best friend we ever had. A Jewell on Earth, A Jewell in Heaven. Private services have taken place.

Rivera, Angela S.
Angela S. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Angela S. Rivera, 66, went to be with the Lord on June 6, 2005, due to illness. She was born on Aug. 22, 1938, in San Luis, Colo., to the union of Ambroseo and Salome Mondragon. Angela was preceded in death by her sister, Antonia "Tony" Callaghan. She is survived by her parents; her loving husband of 47 years, John; children, John Jr. (Brenda) Rivera, Casandra (Paul) Naranjo, Kenneth Rivera (Cindy Ellingson); grandchildren, Alicia and Paul Naranjo Jr., Xavier, Isabella and Luke Rivera; brothers, Jose (Jesusita) and Larry (Evelyn) Mondragon; sister, Jennie (Ben) Sandoval; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A special thank you to the North Side Dialysis Center staff. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Holy Rosary Church in Angela's memory through the funeral home. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2005, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m., Holy Rosary Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, Holy Rosary Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann (Tafoya) Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1987 - Barbara Ann Tafoya-Rivera, 2112 Sherwood, departed this life Thursday, May 28 , 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born Nov. 20, 1951. She was a cashier at Montgomery Ward and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She married Pedro Rivera, Aug. 23, 1975, in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband; children, Bernadette Marie Rivera and David Sais, all of the family home; parents, Lee and Lera Tafoya, Pueblo; brother, Tom Tafoya, Pueblo; four sisters, Helen M. (Morris) Garcia, Corpus Christi, Texas; Dorothy Sanchez, Phyllis M. (George) Garcia, Shirley K. (Ronald) Lopez, all of Pueblo. Survived also by in-laws, Agapito and Anita Rivera; three sisters-in-law, Julie Padilla, Hope (John) Espinoza, Felice Rivera, all of Pueblo, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Sunday, Requiem Latin Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, both,, services Angelus Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Jones celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Rivera, Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay Rivera � Pueblo Chieftain � October 19, 2006 - Brenda Kay Rivera, 46, of Pueblo, joined God, her creator, on Oct. 16, 2006. Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Marvin C. Nezvensky Sr. and Mary Lou Muhic-Voytko; brother, Robert �Bob� Nezvensky. Survived by her devoted husband, George A. Rivera; daughter, Jennifer Allphin; son, Brandon Allphin; stepson, George D. Rivera; sister Becky (George) Burtnett, Humeston, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. Brenda enjoyed her work as a registered nurse for many years, and later in life she attained a love for family photography. She enjoyed the company of all the families she met while traveling for Shugart's Photography. The combination of her passion of home life and photography inspired her to open Brenda Kay's Hometown Studio. She also enjoyed singing with her husband, George, in their band, �Straight Up� and watching his band, �Fat chance� perform at many functions. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 19, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, Oct. 19, 2006, Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Carlos Danilo
Carlos Danilo Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Age 54, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 28, 2001. Born Feb. 17, 1947, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Preceded in death by his dad, Ramon Rivera; brother, Orlando Rivera; grandson, Zachary Ryan Colby; and paternal grandparents. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce Rivera of the family home; daughter, Brenda (Mike) Colby, Pueblo; granddaughter, Caitlyn Colby, Pueblo; mother, Iris Rodriguez, New York; uncle who raised him, Melquiades (Ada) Cortes, Puerto Rico; sisters, Anna (Joe) Negron, Puerto Rico, and Marisol (Raul) Cede�o, Florida; brother, Carlos (Elli) Cortes, Florida; mother-in-law, Mary Ortega, Pueblo. Carlos served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Rio Grande Railroad and several years for the Diocese of Pueblo before taking partial retirement. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his granddaughter Caitlyn, who was his pride and joy. He was an avid antique collector and loved cooking Puerto Rican meals. He liked to discuss the Bible with his wife and enjoyed having company. Carlos was a generous, kind, compassionate and loving person . He leaves to cherish his memory numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, cousins and other relatives, friends and neighbors. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Most Rev. Bishop Arthur Tafoya. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Rivera, Cordelia E.
Cordelia E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Cordelia E. Rivera, 83, departed this life April 5, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Taos, N.M., she was a homemaker. Survived by her husband, whom she married 69 years ago, Elcio Rivera; one daughter, Jane (Archie) Alcon; grandchildren, Eddie (Michelle) Alcon; a brother, Demetrio (Ida) Espinoza; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Furjencio and Lucila Espinoza; and several brothers. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. today, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Legion of Mary in her memory.

Rivera, Danny R.
Danny R. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Danny R. Rivera, 45, passed away Dec. 15, 2002, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Colorado Springs.

Rivera, David Phillip
David Phillip Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - David Phillip Rivera, 11, born on March 10, 1993, and passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2005. David was a former student at Ben Franklin Elementary School and most recently attended Carlile Elementary School and was in the fifth grade. He loved to tell jokes and clown around. David and his brother, Beno, were always together. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jane Garcia. David leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Robert Rivera and Dianne Garcia; siblings, Beno and Selena; grandfather, Tom Garcia; great-grandmother, Stephanie Garcia; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Rivera; godparents, Anthony and Davine Martinez; godsister, Reilly; godbrother, Max; aunts, Lupe (Steve) Brown, Stephanie (Isaac) Cisneros, Tammy Bravo, Dina (Joey) Saucedo-Bustos, Lisa Garcia; uncles, Tom Garcia, Jimmy (Danae) Garcia, David (Lynette) Garcia, Louis (Lisa) Saucedo, Pat Craig, Jason (Chandra) Rivera, David Rivera; and his numerous cousins, whom he loved giving every single one of them a hard time. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Funeral Home, 1101 E. Evans Ave. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Leander Church, 1402 E. Seventh, with Father Jesse Perez, as celebrant. Cremation. Memorial Contributions may be made in David's name to Wells Fargo Bank, 3000 Hart Road.

Rivera, Denice T. DeHerrera
Denice T. DeHerrera Rivera - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 23, 2007 - Denice T. Rivera, age 37, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1973 passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. She was a business office associate for Cedar Springs Hospital. Denice was born on February 9, 1970 in Pueblo, Colorado to Charles O. and Angelina (Lopez) DeHerrera. She was a 1988 graduate of Sierra High School and married Darin O. Rivera on May 18, 2001 in Pueblo. Denice was an expert pool player who loved being with her family. She was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt who will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving husband: Darin of Colorado Springs; her father: Charles DeHerrera of Colorado Springs; her children: Roman Manzanares and Angelina T. Rivera. She is also survived by her sisters: Diane (David) Garcia of Espanola, New Mexico; Debra (Ivan) Aleman of Fountain; and Dawn (Essam) Cordova of San Angelo, Texas and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother: Angie DeHerrera and her brother: Charles DeHerrera, Jr. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 pm on Monday, March 26th, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs. A rosary will follow at 7:00 pm at the Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday at the Church with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

Rivera, Dennis E.
Dennis E. Rivera - Huerfano World - February 7, 1991 - Dennis E. Rivera, 71, of St. Paul, MN, died Jan. 30, 1991, following a prolonged illness. Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Cameron, Mr. Rivera later left the community to serve in World War II. Later years found Mr. Rivera and his family settled in St. Paul where he resided until his death. Mr. Rivera is survived by his five children, Dennis Rivera Jr., St. Paul; Steve Rivera, St. Paul; John Rivera, Waterloo, IA; Reyna White, St. Paul and Susan Neskey of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren, an uncle, aunts and cousins.

Rivera, Dora
Dora Rivera - Albuquerque Journal � September 21, 2005 - Dora Rivera, age 82, passed away September 17, 2005 at her residence is Santa Rosa, NM following an illness. Dora was born November 13, 1922 in Walsenburg, CO to the home of Ignacio and Adelina Espinoza Moreno. She was raised in Pecos, NM. Dora married Max Rivera on September 2, 1937 in Santa Rosa. She enjoyed growing plants and taking care of her animals. Dora was a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she and Max devoted a lot of their time in decorating the altar and getting the Church ready for the different seasons and Holidays. She was a member of the Altar Society where she served as President for over 30 years, the Catholic Daughters, Cursillista's and served as Eucharistic Minister. Max and Dora were recently chosen by Archbishop Michael Sheehan to receive the St. Francis of Assisi award that would be presented to them in October at St Francis Basilica for all their hard work and dedication they have given to their Parish. Dora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will truly be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Carolina Rivera; her son, Alfredo Rivera; brothers, Ignacio Moreno, Jr., Jesus Moreno and Nazario Sena. Survivors include her husband, Max Rivera of the family home in Santa Rosa; her children, Max Rivera, Jr. and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque, Robert Rivera and wife, Ida of Santa Rosa, Cathy Apodaca and husband, Anthony of Los Lunas; daughter in law, Yolanda Rivera of Santa Rosa. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Eloy Moreno, Frances Baca and husband, Frank, Alice Lopez and husband, Manuel, Beatrice Gonzalez and husband, Lawrence, Margaret Benavidez and husband, Gene; sister in law, Josefita Lopez Coronado; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. from St. Rose Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. also from St. Rose Church with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Anthony Rivera, Eric Rivera, Joaquin Rivera, Vincent Rivera, Sam Rivera, Armando Apodaca, Gabriel Apodaca and Estevan Apodaca. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be the rest of her grandchildren. All Services are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd St. Santa Rosa, NM (505)472-3369.

Rivera, Elcio
Elcio Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Elcio Rivera, 91, born June 12, 1913, in Guadalpita, N.M, passed away at his home, Nov. 16, 2004. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. Yard Department. Preceeded in death by parents, Jose D. and Josefita (Vigil) Rivera; wife, Cordelia (Espinoza) Rivera. Survived by daughter, Jane (Archie) Alcon; grandson whom he helped to raise, Eddie Alcon; granddaughter, Michele Alcon; sister, Alicia (Samuel) Espinoza; brother-in-law, Demetrio (Ida) Espinoza; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Legion of Mary through the church.

Rivera, Emiterio
Emiterio "Emit" "Mitz" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Emiterio "Emit" "Mitz" Rivera, 62, passed away after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Barbara Rivera. Beloved husband of Martina (Marty) Rivera- children, Darren (Paula) Rivera, Eric, Steve and Stacy Rivera- grandchildren, Jesse and Bryce Rivera, Sara Snyder, Danny Lamberson, Michael and Vanessa Wear- brothers and sisters, Frances Reynolds, Jenny Mayer, Joe (Ersie) Rivera, John (Angie) Rivera, Penny (Dave) Trujillo- brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie (Virginia) Gallegos, Art (Pat) Gallegos, Nick (Kim)Gallegos, Irene Ulibarri, Duke (Diane) Gallegos, Danny (Annabel) Gallegos-also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Emit was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all he touched. Emit was born in Las Vegas, N.M. He was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1957. He retired from Colorado Mental Institute after 28 years of service and was also a member of Moose Lodge No.19. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial Mass, Tuesday, 10a.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Rivera, Esequiel
Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2003 - Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera Esequiel "Zeke" Rivera, 75, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 22, 2003. Born Aug. 22, 1927, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by his daughter, Baby Girl Rivera; parents, Pedro and Julia Rivera; brother, Felipe Rivera; sisters, Josephine Padilla and Mary Duran. Survived by his loving wife, Marcella Rivera; children, Anita B. Rivera, Lolita (Kelvin) Peterson, Inez Pacheco, Sam Rivera, all of Pueblo; also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, and others who called him grampa and dad. Zeke enjoyed the time he spent with his family, fishing, but more important, the time he spent with the Lord. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday and memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Pueblo Christian Center. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo Christian Center, after interment.

Rivera, Florence O.
Florence O. Rivera - Lafayette Colorado - November 02, 2000 - Florence O. Rivera, a Lafayette resident, died Oct. 24 in Boulder. She was 81. Services were Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lafayette. Interment was in Louisville Cemetery. She was born Dec. 19, 1918, in Walsenburg. She was active with Immaculate Conception Church, the Altar & Rosary Society, the Martha's, and Lafayette Senior Citizens. She is survived by two brothers, John B., Corvallis, Mont., and Joseph G., Northglenn; and three sisters, Betty Montoya, Berkeley, Calif., Martha Leisek, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Beverly Donnemiller, Talmadge, Ohio.

Rivera, Francis A. Sr.
Francis A. Rivera Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1997 - Francis A. Rivera Sr., 77, of Costilla, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, passed away on July 17, 1997. Mr. Rivera was an 18-year Army veteran and a veteran of World War II. He was a retired school teacher having taught Spanish and history and was a counselor for many years at the Excelsior and Pleasant View Schools in Pueblo County District 70. He is survived by his wife, Clorinda Rivera- son, Fritzy Rivera- brothers, Eloy, Jasper, Vernon, Emery, Manuel, Thomas and Amos- and four grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 21, 1997, at 1 p.m. at Rivera Chapel in Taos, N.M. Pallbearers will be his brothers. Military honors will be by VFW Post No. 3259. Interment will follow at the Garcia Presbyterian Cemetery in Garcia, Colo. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home, 818 S. Santa Fe Road, Taos, N.M. (505) 758-3841.

Rivera, Francis Earl
Francis Earl �Fritz� Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2002 - Francis Earl �Fritz� Rivera, 58, born Aug. 9, 1944, passed away Nov. 22, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Amado and Betty Rivera; and special aunt, Violet Wade. Survived by wife, Thomasina �Tomie;� children, Mako, Randy (Theresa), Rita (Phil), Rusty (JoAnn), Ruth (Tim), Santos, Cruz, Valentine and Jorge; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and numerous other relatives and friends. �Fritz� will always be remembered by his family as a wonderful husband, loving father and friend and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the funeral home.

Rivera, Frank
Frank "Toby" Rivera - Huerfano World - February 10, 2000 - Frank "Toby" Rivera, 77, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died at his home Jan. 31, 2000. Born in Walsenburg he graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1942. He was married to the late Rafelita Trujillo. He is survived by a sister, Flavia "Roman" Chavez of Denver, numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2645 East Forty-eight Avenue, Denver. A reception will follow. Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 05, 2000 - Frank T. Rivera, 77, of Denver died Jan. 31. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Mr. Rivera was born in Walsenburg on July 2, 1922. He married Rafaelita Trujillo. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a teacher. Survivors include sister Flavia Chavez of Denver.

Rivera, Frank R.
Frank R. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2004 - Frank R. Rivera, 83, passed away Oct. 26, 2004, in Pueblo. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Rivera, Frank S.
Frank S. Rivera - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 20, 2006 - Frank S. Rivera, 67, a longtime Colorado Springs resident, passed away September 14, 2006. He was born June 29, 1939 in Red Wing, Colorado to the late Felix and Josefita (Gallegos) Rivera. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army after serving two years and being honorably discharged during the Vietnam War. He then served 38 years civil service with the Air Force Academy. As a young man, Frank was a skilled mason and during his tenure with the Academy was a chief cook and ice sculpture artist for the Cadet dining hall. He retired from the Academy as a communications operator for the 911 emergency dispatch. He is survived by his wife, Julia B. Rivera; two daughters: Gail Rivera-DeHerrera of Pueblo West, CO., Jill Rivera-Valdez of Thornton, CO.; and four grandsons: Cristoval, Jacob, and Matthew DeHerrera, and Ethan Valdez; sisters: Cora Alvarado, Ophelia Kristianson and Mary Rivera of Colorado Springs, Florence Chambers of Hillsboro, MS., Vicki Carlucci of Mt. Prospect, IL.; brother: Felix Rivera of Colorado Springs; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, September 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Home prior to the recitation of the rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23 at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO.

Rivera, Gloria Dolores
Gloria Dolores Rivera - Denver Post - October 25, 1994 - Gloria Dolores Rivera, Denver homemaker, 48 - Gloria Delores Rivera of Denver, a homemaker, died Oct. 5. She was 48. A memorial service was Oct. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was born Nov. 22, 1945, in Walsenburg. She is survived by a son, John; three daughters, Tammy, Angel and Tara; her mother, Bernice Cortez; three sisters, Teresa, Linda and Rita; three brothers, Phil, Rich and James; and four grandchildren.

Rivera, Gregory N.
Gregory N. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2004 - Gregory N. Rivera, 82, of Pueblo. Passed away Oct. 15, 2004. Born Jan. 30, 1922, in Trinidad. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Quirina Rivera; brothers, Toby Rivera, George Rivera. Survived by loving wife, Gloria Rivera; sons, Jerry Rivera, Leonard (Nancy) Rivera; grandchildren, Greg (Bev) Rivera, Gina Rivera, Anthony (Valerie) Rivera; great-grandchildren, Brianne, Lea, Dominick Rivera; brothers, Ralph (Renae) Rivera, Benny (Louise) Rivera, Ernie (Rose) Rivera; sisters, Jenny (Nebas) Ramirez, Helen Russ, Maggie (Luiz) Rodriguez, Mary Rivera. Gregory served in the army during the Battle of the Bulge. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall after service. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2004 - Gregory N. Rivera, 82, of Pueblo. Gregory was an employee of CF&I Steel Mill for 39 years. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. today, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Rivera, Henrietta
Henrietta Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Henrietta Rivera, 84, late of Highland Park Nursing Home and formerly of Las Vegas, N.M., died May 27, 1986. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Jana L.
Jana L. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Jana L. Rivera, 57, of Manitou Springs, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away May 18, 2005. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, followed by the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m.; both services will be held at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Joaquin Ayon
Joaquin Ayon Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Joaquin Ayon Rivera, 23, of Rocky Ford, passed away Aug. 23, 2004. Preceded in death by son, Jesus Antonio Ayon. Survived by son, Joaquin Benancio Ayon; mother, Adela Rivera; sister, Claudia Ayon Rivera. Memorial service, 6 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Rivera, John A.
John A. Rivera � Albuquerque Journal � July 2, 2001 - Rosary services for John A. Rivera, 64, of Amarillo will be at 7:00 P.M., Monday, July 2, 2001 in Sanders Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 3, 2001 in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Reverend David R. Cruz. Burial will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Mr. Rivera died on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at his residence in Amarillo. He was born on January 21, 1937 in Trinidad, Colorado and moved to Lubbock in 1938, he moved to Amarillo in 1997. He married Sarah J. Garcia on September 11, 1959 in Lubbock. He attended Lubbock High School, El Paso Community College, South Plains College, and Draughn's Business School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and served as an Altar Boy there. He became a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, and served as parish counsel. He became a member of the Knight's of Columbus in Lubbock and Houston. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society. He Owned S & J catering where he sold Burritos, he was known as the �Burrito Man." Survivors include; his wife Sarah of Amarillo; three sons, Jerry Rivera of Hobbs, New Mexico, Richard Rivera of San Angelo, and Alex Rivera of Deer Park, Texas; two daughters. Annette Tah of Glendale, Arizona, and Felisha DeLaCruz of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother, Joe A. Rivera of Amarillo; two sisters, Felipa Cantu of Lubbock, and Mary Leos of Lubbock; eight grandsons and two granddaughters. Pallbearers will be Freddie Torres, Michael Rivera, Gabriel Rivera, Jody Leos, Tony Rivera, and Albert Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Manuel Davila, Marcos Hernandez, Bill Avilez, Jesus Valdez, Sonny Rivera, and Richard Lopez. The family suggests memorials be made to the Angels of Mercy.

Rivera, Juanita Adelaida
Juanita Adelaida Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Juanita Adelaida Rivera late of Pueblo, formerly of Boone, passed away Nov. 24, 2000. Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Rainsville, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Maximinio Rivera, July 3, 1994; son, Ramon Rivera, Feb. 10, 1985; and parents, Juan B. and Manuelita Lopez in 1962. Survived by children, Juan M. (Katie) Rivera, Denver, Mary P. Rivera, Lamar, Colo., Susanne (Manuel) Vega, Marianna T. Sandoval and Stephanie Williams, all of Pueblo; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dominga Trujillo, Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Elena Lozano, Pueblo West; and daughter-in-law, Mary Frances Rivera, Pueblo. Preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Rivera was a member of The Ministry of Praise for the Diocese of Pueblo, member of Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, and St. Anne's Church, Pueblo. She served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the prayer group at Sacred Heart Church before moving to Pueblo. She also served as a CCD (religious education) teacher for 16 years. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Monday. Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Father Maurice Gallagher officiating. Interment at St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. The Rivera family will receive friends at the church hall following the services.

Rivera, Laura Geneva
Laura Geneva Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2002 - Age 14, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 8, 2002. Born Jan. 21, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by mother, Ilene E. Rivera (Thomas Sanchez), Pueblo; father, Michael Solorzano, Pueblo; sisters, Myra Sanchez and Savanah Sanchez, both of Denver; brother, Thomas Sanchez, Denver; half-brother, Mario Bonetta; grandparents, Lawrence Rivera Sr., Pueblo, Shirley Pena, Pueblo, and George and Loretta Solorzano, Pueblo; uncles, Lawrence Rivera Jr., Eric Rivera and Michael Rivera; aunt, Cheryl Rivera. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Laura was a freshman at Central High School. She enjoyed music, dancing and being with her friends shopping for clothing. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Pettit. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Shirley Pena family will be received at Imperial Cemetery hall and Lawrence and Ilene Rivera family will be received at 1405 Bragdon.

Rivera, Leonard Arthur
Leonard Arthur Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2006 - Leonard Arthur Rivera, 57, passed away June 9, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Leonard was born Nov. 6, 1948, in Pueblo, Colo., to Gregory and Gloria Rivera. He was preceded in death by his father, Gregory N. Rivera; and father-in-law, Walter C. Olmstead. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy; children, Gregg (Beverly), Regina and Anthony (Valerie); grandchildren, Brianne, Lea and Dominick; mother, Gloria; brother, Jerry; mother-in-law, Ramona Olmstead; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Selena Jaramillo, Ronnie and Kathy Garcia, Judy Olmstead, Gary and Brenda Olmstead and Alan and Jennifer Olmstead; special godsons, Alan Olmstead, Frank Jaramillo Jr. and Carl Cordova; and numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1966, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving a tour in Korea. Leonard was employed at the CF&I Steel Corporation for 15 years and retired from the State of Colorado in 1998. He loved his family and friends and adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed music, dancing, sporting events and the large family gatherings. Leonard was very proud of all his nieces and nephews and was supportive of them in all their endeavors. He had a cheerful and sweet personality and had many, many friends. Leonard's optimism and courage through all the surgeries, treatments, and experimental procedures is an inspiration to us all. His determination to get well never wavered. Recitation of the Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2006, and memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Rivera, Levi W.
Levi W. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2002 - Levi W. Rivera passed away unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2002. He was born Aug. 17, 1962. Levi was a hard worker at everything he did. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his loyal companion, Chuka. He was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Rivera. Levi leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Virginia Rivera Saiz; his goddaughter, Jessica Rivera; his siblings, Toni DeLao, Vivian (Sal) Martinez, Fred (Louise) DeLao, John (Stella) DeLao, Tito (Amy) Maes, Suzie DeLao, Michael DeLao, Eve and Georgia Rivera, all of Pueblo, and Debbie (Tony) Hawkins of California; aunt, Delphia (Pete) Montoya; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held from noon until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel followed by cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will receive friends at 1810 E. Abriendo following the services.

Rivera, Lydia
Lydia Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Lydia Rivera, 64, of Trinidad, Colo., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Pueblo. Lydia is survived by her beloved mother, Maxine Trujillo; sisters, Rose Trujillo and Katie Hughes, whom she loved dearly, and held a special place for her in her heart; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernest Vigil. Lydia will be remembered as a very dedicated Broncos fan who enjoyed getting together with her friends on game days. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Manuel C.
Manuel C. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Manuel C. Rivera, born Feb. 4, 1890, in Costilla, N.M., died Aug. 8, 1986, in Walsenburg at the age of 96. Enlisted in the 1st New Mexico National Guard in 1916 and was a bugler in the headquarters of Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing. He later served in World War I in Europe. He retired from Pueblo Depot Activity in 1956. He was preceded in death by wife, Estefanita "Fannie" Rivera on June 29, 1974. He is survived by eight sons, Eloy, Francis, Vernon, Manuel, and Amos, all of Pueblo, Jasper of Buffalo, N.Y., Emery of Colorado Springs, and Tom of Los Altos Hills, Calif. Also survived by 35 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday at Apostolic Church of Jesus, East 14th, and Kingston, with the Rev. Joe Trujillo officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 3110 High St., home of son, Amos Rivera.

Rivera, Manuel Sr.
Manuel Rivera, Sr. - Albuquerque Journal � April 16, 2006 - Manuel Rivera, Sr., 87, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1985, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Manuel was born November 9, 1918 the son of Jose and Maria Morena Rivera in Pueblo, Colorado. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II; was a postman for 25 years; and after he retired from the postal service, he had his own business as a handyman and was kept very busy! Manuel was also a Deacon in the First Baptist of Alameda; drove the church bus, and also drove the school bus for the public schools. Manuel was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Antonio Rivera, Patricia Rivera, Frances Rivera, Cecilia Porras, and Sam Rivera. He is survived by his wife, Adela Crusita Rivera; two daughters, Sylvia Rivera of Albuquerque, and Marcella Justinich of California; one sister, Carmen Ortega of Grand Island, NE; three grandchildren, Stephanie Zamora and husband John of Albuquerque, Kimberly Justin of California, and Salina Hipkins of California; and four great grandchildren, Jacob, Juaquin, Sonya, and Sadie. A Memorial Service for Manuel will be held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Innichment will take place in the Floral Garden Mausoleum in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Marcy Ramirez, John Zamora, Mata Herlindo, Sr., and Ben Thompson, Sr. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920

Rivera, Marcy L.
Marcy L. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Marcy L. Rivera passed away Sept. 4, 2004, in Pueblo. Marcy was born May 21, 1976, in Pueblo. She was previously employed as a home health care nurse. Marcy was a member of the Broadway Christian Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting and porcelain doll collecting. She is survived by her husband, Antioco Rivera; sons, Timothy and Jacob, of the family home in Pueblo; her father, Mark Hays of Pueblo; mother, Nancy Havener of New Mexico; a sister, Marsha Gardia of California; and brother, Matthew Havener of Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo.

Rivera, Max
Max (Buddy) Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2004 - Max (Buddy) Rivera of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Born Oct. 24, 1943, died March 19, 2004. Survived by his wife, Katie Rivera; daughter, Carmella (Dave) Ybarra; sons, Timothy and Matthew (Denise); and granddaughter, Kayla Ybarra. Also survived by his sisters, Susie (Manuel) Vega, Marianna Sandoval, Mary Rivera, and Stephanie Williams. Visitation, Tuesday 3 p.m.-8 p.m. with Recitation of Rosary at 7 p.m., Drinkwine Family Mortuary. 999 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton; Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 695 Julian St., Denver, to Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., American Diabetes Assoc., or Regis Jesuit High School.

Rivera, Mercedes
Mercedes Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1987 - Mercedes Rivera, 76, late of 1516 E. Routt, died June 5, 1987. Retired from the C F & I Open Hearth. Member of the Mount Carmel Society. Preceded in death by her husband, Tony P. Rivera, Nov. 6, 1986; son-in-law, Arthur Soils, Sept. 13, 1986; brothers and sister, Tony Rivas, Bobby Hernandez and Angle Torrez. Survived by her daughter, Lorraine Soils, Pueblo; grandchildren, Bridget, Frank and Arthur Soils Jr.; brothers and sisters, Ruth Chavez, Pueblo, Joe Hernandez, Arizona, Paul Hernandez, Denver, Carmen Ortiz Chavez, Pueblo, and Helen Gallardo, Pueblo. Also survived by an aunt, Josie Gonzales, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1226 Egan, home of Lorraine Soils.

Rivera, Mike
Mike Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Mike Rivera, 30, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004, doing what he loved most. Preceded in death by his father, Manuel Rivera. Survived by his mother, Kay Frances Howard of Lafayette, Colo.; brothers, Tyler (Barbara "B.J.") Dewey and Chuck (Kim) Rivera; fianc�e, Liz Boal; nieces and nephews, Nick Rivera, Krystin (Cory) Ream, Shawn Rivera, Anthony Rivera, Ashley Dewey, Kelcey Dewey, Hailey Dewey; great-niece, Shantell Rivera; stepdaughter, Desi Boal; and numerous other relatives. He was the life of the party, always active and never wanted to waste time sleeping. He always kept the family together. Mike was a talented artist, loved climbing, reading, restoring cars and was very active in sports. He was a loving uncle and had his mother's eyes. He overcame many obstacles and was at a great point in his life. He will be extremely missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the Roselawn Garden at Roselawn Cemetery.

Rivera, Mike Ruiz
Mike "Emeterio" Ruiz Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Mike "Emeterio" Ruiz Rivera, 79, of Pueblo passed away Wednesday, March 10.Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time. Funeral service will be at 10a.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Father John Waters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery

Rivera, Piedad E.
Piedad E. Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Piedad E. Rivera, 88, born June 4, 1913, passed away June 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Paulino Rivera; brother, Jesus DeLeon; son, Daniel J. Rivera; and grandson, Stone Rivera. She is survived by her children, Carmen Farias, Rose (Gilbert) Garcia, Lupe (James) Lucas, Manuel (Carol) Rivera, Isabel (Savino) Cancino, Della Martinez, Mary (Orville) Faley, Joe Rivera and Betty (Dave) Montoya; 42 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Piedad's family came from Spain and she took a lot of pride in her Spanish heritage. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. (Different picture ran 6/22/01) Piedad E. Rivera w/photo -- OBITUARY, Piedad E. Rivera. Preceded in death by grandson, Stony Joe Rivera. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Garcia, 308 E. Mesa, or Mr. and Mrs. Savino Cancino, 1400 Carteret.

Rivera, Rafaelita
Rafelita Rivera - Huerfano World - April 15, 1993 - In Loving Memory of my late and dear wife, Rafaelita (Rae) Rivera, who left me for a better life six years ago on April 20, 1987. - Verse - Lovingly missed by your husband "Frank."

Rivera, Rita Nava
Rita Nava Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2003 - Rita Nava Rivera, 91, was born on May 20, 1912, and passed away on Nov. 15, 2003. Rita was a Pueblo resident for 87 years and was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, to the union of Manuel and Aurelia Nava, and was raised by Soledad Reyes. Rita married Tomas Rivera on April 20, 1926. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Angelina Villagrana; one grandson; and three great-granddaughters. Rita is survived by her children, Paul (Gloria) Rivera, Mondy Candelaria and Sarah Berger, all of Pueblo, Colo., Joe (Tina) Rivera of Denver, Colo., and Thomas (Maria) Rivera of Riverside, Calif.; siblings, Genovera Ortegon and George (Diana) Nava, all of Pueblo, Colo., Marcelino (Alice) Blackwood of Lakewood, Colo.; special granddaughter, Virginia (Mike) Williams, who cared for Rita; 39 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Viewing, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at Angelus Funeral Home, 1102 E. Evans Ave. Evening service, 7 p.m. today, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; both services to be held at Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh, with Pastor Roman Ortiz, Officiating. Burial services immediately following, Roselawn Cemetery. The Rivera family will receive family and friends at 1915 Sherwood Lane.

Rivera, Roberta
Roberta Sanchez Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Roberta Sanchez Rivera, 58, departed this life on the Feb. 18, 2006. She was born June 7, 1947, in Villa Francisco I. Madero Coahuila. She is survived by her loving mother, Maria Luisa Sanchez; children, Magdalena (Jose), Eliseo (Angela), Antonio, Norma (Efrain), Alfredo (Cathy) and Cruz (Alejandra); 19 grandchildren, three sisters and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, and funeral Mass to follow; both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Father Marco Salinas as celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following interment.

Rivera, Sandra Marie
Sandra Marie Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1986 - Sandra Marie Rivera, affectionately known as ''Sandra Dear,'' 1429 Cypress, departed this life Monday, March 3, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1952, in Trinidad. She lived in Pueblo most of her life and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. She married Juan Martin Rivera, April 21, 1972, in Pueblo. She enjoyed life and struggled 13 years battling cancer. She devoted herself to raising her son, "Little Johnny," who kept her going in the struggle of life. Her fight, strength and faith in God Almighty were an inspiration to many of her family and friends. She never complained about her illness or pain. She was always concerned about others, ignoring her own pain and condition. Survivors include her husband, Juan Martin Rivera, and son, Juan "Johnny" Rivera, both of the family home; parents, Ernest and Alice Duran, Pueblo; mother-in-law, Blasa Rivera, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Theresa (Mike) Martinez, Pueblo; brother, Ernest L. (Theresa) Duran Jr., Denver; sister, Debra Jean (Chuck) Maestas, Pueblo; brother-in-law, George (Margaret) Rivera, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Lucia (Daniel) Martinez, Pueblo, and Seaman Martha Rivera, U.S. Navy, London, England; grandfather, Esteban Rodriguez, Monterrey, Mexico; grandmothers, Beatrice Duran, Wet Canyon, Colo., and Linda Rodriguez, Pueblo; one grandchild, Michael Martinez Jr., Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 627 Windy Way.

Rivera, Tony Ponce
Tony Ponce Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1986 - Tony Ponce Rivera, late of 1516 E. Routt Ave., died Nov. 6, 1986, at the age of 78. A native of Mexico, he had resided in Pueblo for many years. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1974 with 25 years of service to his credit. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes Rivera, and daughter, Lorraine (Chica) Solis, of Pueblo. Also survived by his grandchildren, Bridget Solis, Frank Solis, and Arthur Solis Jr., all of Pueblo; and a brother and sister in Mexico. A brother-in-law of Carmen 0. (Antonio) Chavez and Ruth Chavez, Helen (Frank) Gallardo, all of Pueblo; Joe Hernandez of Phoenix and Paul Hernandez of Denver. Preceded in death by brother-in-law, Antonio Rivas, and sister-in-law, Angle R. Torres. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Mt. Carmel Church with Father Robert Sullivan presiding. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2319 E. Routt Ave.

Rivera, Vernon Rodric
Vernon Rodric Rivera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Vernon Rodric Rivera, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2005. Born on June 2, 1922, in Costilla, N.M. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Estefanita Rivera; brother, Frances Rivera; and great-granddaughter, Sydney P. Boettcher. Survivors include his loving wife, Rocinda Rivera; children, Vernon (Betty) Rivera, Rose May Lathrop, Avery (Debbie) Rivera, Lora (Dave) Perea, Elaine (Leo) Gonzalez and Lenora Rivera; brothers, Jasper (Alice), Emery (Lois), Manuel (Angela), Tom (Angelou) and Amos (Adina); grandchildren, Ray, Henry, Mark, Aaron, James, Daniel, Jay L., Marie, Gail, Ben, Shay, Dawn, Andre, Claudia, Caleb; 15 great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Vernon loved to go hunting, fishing and the last thing he did was take his hat off before bed. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, prayer service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. Leo Gonzalez. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Rizer, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Rizer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Sarah E. Rizer, was born June 29, 1892, in Rockvale, late of 328 Dittmer, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Rizer, in 1964. Survived by her sister, Martha Harvey, Parkdale; her daughter, Margaret R. Anderson, Pueblo; her son, E. Lloyd Rizer, Denver; four grandchildren, Janie Anderson and Bill Anderson, Pueblo, Suzanne Rizer, Midland, Texas, and Margaret Rizer, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas J. Lloyd, William J. Lloyd and Phillip J. Lloyd and sisters, Mary Perkins, Jane Phillipsen, and Margaret Davies; and son-in-law, William H. Anderson. She was a graduate of Colorado State Teachers College of Greeley and taught in Pueblo schools. Member of AAUW, PTA, life member of Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star, member, First United Methodist Church and Women's Christian Society of her church. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Pueblo.

Rizzi, Joseph Joshua
Joseph Joshua Rizzi � Huerfano World � January 31, 2002 - Joseph Joshua Rizzi, 93, of Walsenburg, died Saturday Jan. 26, 2002. Mr. Rizzi was born on March 29, 1908 in Suffield to Joseph and Anne Polianich Rizzi, Sr. He grew up in the area coal camps, attending school in Aguilar, and worked as an aircraft mechanic for Martin Marietta Space Division from which he retired. Mr. Rizzi is survived by two children, Sarah Ann (Kurk) Bowers, Woods Cross, UT; Joe Clyde Kellogg, Portland, OR, sister-in-law, Mary Rizzi; nephews, Ben (Evelyn) Rizzi, Eugene (Kathy) Rizzi; nieces, Charmain (Wayne) Bearup, Lynette (Doug) Miller; and numerous great nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Benjamin C. Rizzi. Funeral mass was 10 a.m., Tuesday at St. Mary Church with Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Church in Mr. Rizzi's name.

Rizzo, Jessie
Jessie Rizzo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2002 - Age 83, passed away Feb. 13, 2002, in Whitestone, N.Y. Born Oct. 27, 1918, in Trinidad, Colo., to Daniel and Decederia Mestas, who preceded her; along with her sister, Isabell Sisneros; and brother, Daniel Mestas. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, John Rizzo of Whitestone, N.Y., formerly of Pueblo; daughter, Leola (Dennis) Welsh; grandchildren, Keith and Renee; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Danielle. Jessie grew up in Maxwell, N.M., before moving to New York. Jessie moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1987 and moved back to New York in 2001. Visitation, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

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