Edward Dale 'Ned' Sutton, 64, passed away March 9, 2012. Survived by his wife of ten wonderful years, Kathy; father, Jess; sons, Nick and Shane; daughters, Dawn (Mike) Joffroy and Amber (Shane Nevins); stepsons, Joe (Riss) Gonzales and Jason (Angel) Gonzales; brothers, Rick (Rachel) and Jeff; grandchildren, Michelle, Darrien, Derek, Makena and Kylie Sutton, Melia Joffroy, Max and Stella Nevins; step-grandchildren, Carter, Jake, Alec and Lily Beth Gonzales; nephew, Javin Sutton; nieces, April and Ashley; father-in-Law, Rudy (Lois) Castello. Preceded in death by his mother, Joyce; brother, Kenny; and grandparents, Dayle and Madeline Hawkins. Ned was born to Jess and Joyce Sutton on Jan. 12, 1948, in Pueblo. He retired from The Pueblo Chieftain after 45 years of service, many of those years as production director. Ned enjoyed hosting family gatherings during the holidays, being called 'Papa' by his many grandchildren, whom he loved deeply, collecting and showing cars, scuba diving, karate, fishing and being with Kathy in Westcliffe, watching football, his dogs, his koi fish pond and helping others. He also enjoyed weightlifting and was a state champion power lifter. As per his request, no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be a private family gathering. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ned's name to Kids Crossing, 414 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004. Ned made numerous donations of time and money in support of this organization, which was very close to his heart.

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  1. Kathy~

    I am so sorry for your loss! Always remember all the great memories that you and Ned built together. Such a great couple and I know that Casei loved spending time with your family. My prayers are with you and your entire family!

  2. I am saddened by Ned’s passing, especially saddened for his wonderful wife, Kathy and all the members of his family. He served the Chieftain for 45 years, the last 20 as Production Director.
    With deep condolences.
    Bob Rawlings

  3. To Kathy and family,
    Having just recently lost my husband, I know that you are feeling a great loss. I used to work at the Chieftain and enjoyed knowing Ned. He was simply a great gentleman. May God bless you and your family through the difficult times ahead and give you strength. This is my prayer for both of our families.

  4. I am deeply saddened by the news of Ned’s passing and can only wish you time and good memories to deal with the grief you must be feeling. Even though it’s been many years, I experienced first hand the closeness, craziness and fun of “SuttonVille.” My thoughts are with all of Ned’s loved ones. Miriam McCray

  5. Kathy, family and Shane,

    are deepest condolences go out to the family during this difficult time. Ned influenced the lives of many and he will forever hold a place in our hearts. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    The Nidey Family

  6. The Steel City Powerlifters and Bodybuilders are going to miss you. If I can do anything for the family let me know. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  7. Kathy & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. :-(. We will keep you in our prayers. Please send me an email would love to do lunch or dinner real soon. Hugs & prayers

  8. Kathy and family, We were very sad to hear of your loss. Ned was always a caring and friendly guy when we saw and talked with him. We will keep you all in our thoughts.

    Pam and Dennis

  9. I always thought of Ned as a larger than life kind of guy. Many of his accomplishments were beyond what the average person could do. He was an intense guy that will be missed. My deepest sympathies to the Sutton family.

  10. Ned’s loss is felt by so many. He touched the hearts and lives of so many friends, family members, co-workers. He was a devoted and loving man especially to his children and grandchildren. My prayers and love to all the family.

  11. Kathy and Family, I would like to tell you how sorry I’am for your loss and that my prayers are with all of you. May the Lord be at your side to guide you all in this time of need. All my Love Marcia

  12. Ned will be missed. He helped me when I was 18 years old, and he helped me when I was 58 years old. He never judged me. I only wish I could have returned his kindness and compassion. He will always be in my thoughts and heart.

  13. Ned was just a great, great guy who will be very much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  14. Ned was in my life for many years and I feel I knew him well. I always loved going to their home as I knew it would be a fun time. Through the years he I saw him take care of many people. I will never forget how he helped my family get through the death of my mother. His love for his children was unparalleled. He will live forever in their hearts. My thoughts are with you all.

  15. Ned gave me my first job.I got to know him and Kenny at the Family Athletic club.Both quality people.He was very difficult to spot!Very strong,very nice man..

  16. I was so sorry to hear from Ned’s friend Dave Wheelwright of “my friend’s” passing. I loved the time Ned and I talked business, cars and life in general. Though we didn’t talk often enough I will miss the times we shared.
    Blessings on family and friends who knew Ned, we have lost a dear friend.

  17. Kathy and Family: Me deepest condolences to you and your family. Ned was a true stand up guy, but underneath that he was a kind, compassionate and caring person. I will never forget the kindnesses he showed to me and my family during a personal crises. This world will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Ned and I use to buy and sell cars back in late 70’s and early 80’s. Ned was a good person and we will miss him.

  19. Kathy, Joe and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ned’s passing. Ned was a great guy and I considered him a friend of mine. He was so encouraging to me in my career at the Chieftain and I always enjoyed talking to him. I pray you can have peace thru God and know that God can do all things. Use him as your strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  20. Our prayers are with all of you in Ned’s family. I will never forget all the stories Ned would share with me & Alan regarding the printing industry. He never hesitated to give us his honest opinion when asked for his advice. He always made time for you. Ned, you will be sadly missed.

  21. I will never forget you. You were like a son to me. Growing up our families were always together. I love all you boys so much. You always called me Aunt Dorothy. Two families with 9 kids total that loved being around eachother. It was so amazing how nine kids could get along so well. You left me with many happy memories. I love you. Aunt Dorothy

  22. Sutton Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, Ned was a very giving,kind and gentle man. His big smile and laughter I will miss. He was a huge supporter of Santa’s Hot Rod Helpers, he did what he could to help those less fortunate. He will be greatly missed. I would like have the next Santa’s Hot Rod Helpers Show be in Ned’s memory. With family permission of course. Amber I will miss your dad as we all will.

  23. It is hard to put into words the way I feel. I am so happy that we got to reconnect for the last 5 years. I would be so excited to get his daily emails and I’m sure he felt the same way. He was the bright spot in my daily routine. He was a giving man that loved his family. We had so much fun as kids. I can still see Ned and Kenny laughing and joking around. We had that special close cousin bond. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. Looking forward to seeing you again.

  24. As a child I hung out at the Galaxy with my dad (leo quintana) that’s where I first met Ned and all the late greats! As an adult I had the opportunity to share a few Corvette events with him. What a great person. He will be missed much! Be blessed my friend!

  25. Ned – a stand up, fun, caring, gentle man who loved life and cars and women — I am honored to have been his friend. Everyone at the Colorado Springs Independent sends his family our thoughts in these trying times.

  26. Ned,
    It was a pleasure knowing you. As a landlord you were caring and did what you could to make my stay a pleasant one. God Bless you and welcome you home. Say hello to my Dad, I asked him and God to great you with joy. You made part of who I am today.. a friend always.

  27. I remember the days at the Men’s Club and Nautilus when Ned, Julio, and Cisco would rule the Powerlifting platforms..
    See you in the next life..

    Don Barbari

  28. Hi Kathy & Family
    So Sorry. I don’t believe Ned knew how many friends really loved him. We will miss him so very much. He was such a joy to be around.
    God Bless you and your family.
    Love You

  29. To all of the family, my thoughts and prayers to you. Ned had such a “big heart” and he loved his children and grandchildren so very much. He will be missed but never forgotten. Penne Fahmie

  30. Kathy and family. We are thinking of you in this difficult time. Ned was a good person and a real good guy to work with. He always had your back. We shared a lots of laughs and both of us came from the hot type printing era. We’ll miss him.

  31. Kathy and Family:
    We don’t have to tell you what a GREAT guy Ned is, or how much he loved his family,and loved life, and enjoy helping others! We are just thankful and honored to have known Ned and his family. May he rest in peace, and may GOD BLESS this family and give them the strengh they need to get thur this difficult time!!

  32. Oh Kathy, we are so sorry to hear of Ned’s death! What a dear man he was, Pat & I both enjoyed him so much. My heart breaks for you! Please call me when everything settles down. Know that you and all your family are in our prayers during this awful loss!
    Love you, Sally

  33. I only knew Ned for a short time.All I can say is what a person im so glad to have met.Sorry for your loss,my heart and prayers go out to the family.Angels be with you all.

  34. Dear Kathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of Ned’s passing. He was a great comfort to me when I lost Mike, and was always concerned about how I was doing. Our community has lost a great man, and he will be greatly missed. RIP Ned.
    Robin Hopkins

  35. Ned had the biggest heart…so giving to so many. I would hear lots of stories how he would give of his time and money to those who needed it. From reading his obituary I discovered that his grandparents were my neighbors growing up. So now I know why I liked Ned so much. He will not be forgotten and Pueblo is a sadder place because he is gone.

  36. Ned I hope you can read this from the next world. Thank you for making the chieftain a great place to work. I wish you were still there.

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