May 1, 1916 ~ April 28, 2003
Joseph A. Laydon, Sr. born May 1, 1916, passed away April 28, 2003, in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended school in Fort Collins while living with his grandparents. Joseph spent 4 years in the 250th Coast Artillery in Alaska during WWII. He retired in 1978 from CF&I as a Heater in the Coke Plant after 38 years of service. He was a standing member of Local 2102 USWA and past president of the Cursillo in Christianity for 7 years. Preceded in death by an infant son; parents, Lucinda and Bloss Laydon Sr.; brothers, Ben and Bloss Laydon Jr; and sister, Rose Carleo. He survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosana; daughters, Linda (Joe) Dale, Gloria (John) Sather, Joan (Don) Snoberger, Elizabeth (Ed) Baros, and Clare (Jeff) Donahue; sons, Joseph Jr., Martin (Amy) and Patrick (Irene); 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Dave (Sarah); and sister, Mary (Joseph) Vallejo. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church, 7th and Monument, with Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.