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ROBERT R. RINGLER
Mr. Ringler, 45, died Feb. 15, 2001, at a local hospital. He gallantly fought leukemia. He was Vice President of Reliable Sanitation.
Mr. Ringler was born March 27, 1955, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Archie and Anna (Baas) Ringler. His father is deceased. He was married April 25, 1980, to Lois J. (Hermanstorfer) Ringler.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, John and Kevin; a daughter, Susan Zachary; his mother; three brothers, Eldon, Jay and Ernest; a sister, Betty Shepard; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Keith.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cragmor Christian Reformed Church, 1225 Acacia Drive.
Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Rd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 621 17th St., #755, Denver 80293.

RETIRED COL. DELWIN B. AVERY
Col. Avery, 84, died Feb. 15, 2001, at a local care center. He was a senior staff engineer for Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for 20 years. He served in World War II, the Korean War and was highly decorated.
Col. Avery was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Castle Gate, Utah, to Vernile T. and Caroline G. (Arnasson) Avery, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 8, 1964, to Luella R. Duncan. 
He is survived by his wife; a son, Dr. Delwin Barton Avery Jr., of North Logan, Utah; three daughters, Caroline Avery-Dahl, of Dallas; Dianne Avery, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Delonnie Henry, of McLean, Va.; his former wife, Myrtle Bonita Stewart; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A service with full military honors was held Saturday, Feb. 17 at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. 
Burial will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah.

RUBY L. (THOMPSON) McCREIGHT
Mrs. McCreight, 73, died Feb. 15, 2001, in Cañon City. She was employed as the director of Head Start.
Mrs. McCreight was born April 18, 1927, in Hamlin, Texas, to Arie Lee and Jewell (Berry) Thompson, who are deceased. She was married July 5, 1948, to Charles Tennant McCreight, who is deceased.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Lin), Lee W. (Judy), David (Sally); a daughter, Marianne (Bill) Lester; and ten grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at United Presbyterian Church, 7th and Macon Ave., Cañon City.
Burial will be at Mt. Vale Memorial Park, 1449 S. 9th St., Cañon City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fremont County Head Start, or to the Adult Literacy Program, c/o Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Cañon City 81212.

HOPE B. DELGADO
Mrs. Delgado, 90, died Feb. 15, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Delgado was born Aug. 23, 1910, in El Paso, Texas, to Felipe and Elena (Gutierrez) Beanes, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 24, 1936, to Victor A. Delgado, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Michael A.; a daughter, Nannette C. Dufaud; a sister, Mary Louise Sorenson; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St.
Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Rd.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

HAZEL (CAMPBELL) JETT
Mrs. Jett, 100, died Feb. 14, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. She also worked as a teacher and as a secretary for her husband's business.
Mrs. Jett was born Dec. 4, 1900, in Jet, Okla., to Albert and Mollie (Corbett) Campbell, who are deceased. She was married March 2, 1924, to Charles Meryl Jett, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, June George; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave.
Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Jet, Okla.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

HEATHER (CAMPBELL) CHANEY
Heather Chaney, 30, died Feb. 15, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was employed as an environmental educator. 
Heather was born July 31, 1970, in Philadelphia. She was married Sept. 23, 2000, to Kent Chaney.
She is survived by her husband; her father and step-mother, Charles and Deborah Campbell; her mother and step-father, Christine "Tini" Campbell and Tom Donovan; and two sisters, Veronica Platzer and Colie Campbell.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Garden of the Gods, "Three Graces" Area, North End Main Entrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Garden of the Gods, 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs 80904.

LILA B. MONTGOMERY
Mrs. Montgomery, 77, died Feb. 15, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Montgomery was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Rice, Texas, to Joseph and Margaret (Jackson) Lundy, who are deceased. She was married in 1943 to Kenneth Montgomery, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, D. Wayne and Steven C.; a brother; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters.

ANN ELIZABETH RODOSEVICH
Mrs. Rodosevich, 77, died Feb. 14, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker. She also worked as an Avon representative for 33 years.
Mrs. Rodosevich was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Walsenberg to Martin and Aniela (Gemczynski) Slancik, who are deceased. She was married May 12, 1945, to Joe Rodosevich, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Robert M.; a daughter, JoAnn Strandberg; a sister, Mary Keeling; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph A.; and a brother, Anton Slancik.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of Colorado, 1241 S. Parker Rd., Suite 100, Denver 80231.

LORRAINE M. THOMPSON
Mrs. Thompson, 74, died Feb. 16, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Thompson was born June 20, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb., to Benjamin and Nathalie (Tutin) Temple, who are deceased. She was married Jan. 26, 1946, to Joseph Thompson, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Michael; two daughters, Julie Higbee and Jane Cox; two brothers; five sisters; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy; a brother, Lawrence; a sister, Esteline; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A reception will follow at Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.
Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

LUIS C. TREVINO
Mr. Trevino, 74, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was employed as a custodian.
Mr. Trevino was born June 21, 1926, in El Paso, Texas, to Manuel and Rayo (Cano) Trevino, who are deceased.
He is survived by three sons, Luis Jr., Manuel and Jesus; three daughters, Alicia, Rayo Linda and Cecilia; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Jose, Juan Manuel, Jesus and Ernesto; and a sister, Esther.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Cappadona's Family Service Center, 3133 N. El Paso St., 520-1817. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Cappadona's Family Service Center.

HARRY M. KENNELL
Mr. Kennell, 82, died Feb. 16, 2001, at a local hospital. He served in the Air Force, retiring after 21 years. He also served in the civil service for 15 years. 
Mr. Kennell was born July 28, 1918, in Joplin, Mo., to Ben H. and Maud (Starr) Kennell, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 3, 1940, to Sarah F. McLean.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Richard Kennell; a step-son, Scott McLean; and two grandchildren.
The Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

ELIZABETH ANNE (YORK) KULLMAN
Mrs. Kullman, 80, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Kullman was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Washington, D.C., to Maj. Gen. John Y. and Ida Lee (Harris) York. She was married May 10, 1950, to Gen. John R. Kullman.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Peter; a daughter, Kathleen Butler; two sisters, Ida Greenberg and Jean Lindsey; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A rosary vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Pauline Chapel, 2 Park Ave. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Rd.
Private burial will be at U.S. Air Force Academy Cemetery.
Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

NANCY L. NOYES
Mrs. Noyes, 67, died Feb. 17, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a school teacher for District 11 and District 20.
Mrs. Noyes was born June 26, 1933, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, to Walter B. and Vera L. (Giggie) Sharp, who are deceased. She was married to Stuart Winthrop Noyes, who is deceased. She then married I. Mead Hayward, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Stuart W. (Anne Marie); a daughter, Jane E. (Stan) Brown; her longtime companion, Gene L. Dowdell; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance "Chapel of Roses," 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 6601 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

DORA F. GERZEVITZ
Mrs. Gerzevitz, 85, died Feb. 17, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Gerzevitz was born June 23, 1915, in Providence, R.I., to John and Alexandra (Adamits) Simkevich, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 23, 1933, to Walter Gerzevitz, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Walter E. and Michael R.; a daughter, Barbara I. Avery; a brother, Joseph Simkevich; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Simkevich; and a sister, Mary Sczuroski.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

MARGARET CALDWELL
Mrs. Caldwell, 95, died Feb. 3, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a retired school teacher.
Mrs. Caldwell was born Sept. 22, 1905, in Herington, Kan., to William J. and Winifred (Price) Hill, who are deceased. She was married March 8, 1960, to Griffin G. Caldwell, who is deceased.
She is survived by a niece; a nephew; and four stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Douglas W.; and a sister, Willetta Jane Vincent.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St.
Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs 80903.

HAZEL SANDMARK
Mrs. Sandmark, 96, died Feb. 19, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a registered nurse.
Mrs. Sandmark was born Feb. 14, 1905, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to George Frederick and Ella Louise (Moore) Winchell, who are deceased. She was married in 1939 to Alvin L. Sandmark, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat Martin; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, The Rev. Michael Arms; a brother, George Winchell; and a sister, Mabelle Stablein.
Services will be in Moline, Ill. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3133 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Saint Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs 80919.

GEORGE GOODRICH WALTON
Mr. Walton, 89, died Feb. 16, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a research geophysicist.
Mr. Walton was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Atlanta, Ind., to Shirl S. and Flossie (Rhodes) Walton, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 11, 1939, to Hilda Felsobuky, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Stephen, of Amarillo, Texas; a daughter, Barbara Blankinship, of Colorado Springs; a sister, Juliana Payne, of Katy, Texas; and six grandchildren.
Inurnment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to memorial fund, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs 80903.

VIRGIL OSMUN
Mr. Osmun, 77, died Feb. 18, 2001, at his home in Penrose. He worked at the Colorado Springs Utilities-Gas Division and served in the Army for two years.
Mr. Osmun was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Prattville, Mich., to L.G. Osmun and Ethel Delcamp, who are deceased. He was married June 20, 1947, to Alice "Imogene" Mackey.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Leland, Garry and Doyle; two daughters, Lorraine Miller and Melia Hensley; two sisters, Dorothy Sanders and Patricia Osmun; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanafay Hines.
Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum "Garden of Angels," 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Pikes Peak Division, 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201, Colorado Springs 80903.

CECILIA H. STARSMORE
Mrs. Starsmore, 90, died Feb. 15, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a registered nurse and a homemaker.
Mrs. Starsmore was born Oct. 24, 1910, in Cardiff, to Louis A. and Mary (Caughlin) Heid, who are deceased. She was married May 30, 1939, to Lawrence A. Starsmore, who is deceased.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Hahn and Sarah Kelly; a brother, Vincent P. Heid; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Heid, Hubert Heid and Charles Heid; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Hahn.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Entombment will be private. Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be offered to the charity of the giver's choice.

ROBERTA L. MIDDLEMISS
Mrs. Middlemiss, 86, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Cañon City. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Middlemiss was born June 21, 1914, in Coal Creek, to Robert and Agnes (Cowen) Wardrope, who are deceased. She was married July 17, 1934, to Stuart Middlemiss, who is deceased.
She is survived by four sons, Robert S., Clifford R., Ivan R. and Kerry D.; a daughter, Valora K. Gray, of Absarkee, Mont.; a son-in-law, Randy Gray, of Absarkee; three daughters-in-law, Delia, Doris and Lois; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Cañon City, (719) 275-4113. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holt Chapel of the Garden. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, 1008 Elm Ave., Cañon City.
Memorial contributions may be made to P.E.O. Scholar Awards, Attn: Carol Fredrickson, 503 N. 15th St., Cañon City 81212 or Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

PHYLLIS M. VAUGHT
Mrs. Vaught, 66, died Feb. 16, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a retired cook for the railroad.
Mrs. Vaught was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Dodge City, Kan., to Maynard M. Martin and Gladys Rich, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 27, 1955, to John C. Vaught.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Melva Gale; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Memorial Chapel, 701 N. Spruce St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

PETER J. FRANCEK
Mr. Francek, 26, died Feb. 18, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a staff member at Gleneagle Golf Course.
Mr. Francek was born Aug. 20, 1974, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to James L. and Patricia M. (Zagzebski) Francek.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Katie Francek; his paternal grandmother, Rosemary Francek; and his maternal grandfather, Albert Zagzebski.
A wake will be from 4 to 10 p.m. today at 300 Sun Court, Woodland Park. A Mass of resurrection will be at noon Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Drive. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marian Soup Kitchen, 14 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs 80903.

JULIAN CARL "J.C." HUMPHRIES SR.
Mr. Humphries, 79, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 17, 2001, in Booneville, Ark. He retired from the Army as sergeant first class in 1967. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and was a vietnam veteran. He was a lifetime member of The Disabled American Veterans, a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Humphries was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Apalachicola, Fla. He was married to Lillian Radford.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Julian Carl Jr., of Lawton, Okla.; two daughters, Judy Mayes and Edie Edwards, both of Booneville; a brother, John K., of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were in Booneville. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Booneville. Roberts Funeral Home, Booneville, (501) 675-3388, handled arrangements.

BEVERLY JOYCE BROWN RIDINGS
Beverly Joyce, 71, a former Security resident, died Feb. 18, 2001, at a care center in Minneapolis, Kan. She retired in 1989 as a graphics illustrator from Fort Carson.
Beverly Joyce was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Litchfield, Minn., to Kenneth Brown and Hazel Hanson, who are deceased.
She is survived by two daughters, Zale Livengood, of Minneapolis and Kim Powell, of Security; two sons-in-law, Rob Livengood, of Minneapolis and Doug Powell, of Security. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Sherry and Cori.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle Ave., Minneapolis, (785) 392-2131. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ottawa County, 307 N. Concord St., Minneapolis, Kan. 67467 or American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

DONALD G. TURNER
Mr. Turner, 72, died Feb. 18, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was an electronic technician and served in the Air Force.
Mr. Turner was born May 15, 1928, in Nova Scotia, Canada, to George and Dora Turner. His father is deceased. He was married Aug. 22, 1969, to Tam T. Cao.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, William L. and Richard S.; a daughter, Donna L. Hettenbaugh; his mother; a brother, George B.; three sisters, Grace N. Hamilton, Olive S. Rogers and Norreine E. Barefoot; and a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today with a rosary at 6:15 p.m. at Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.

PEGGY ROSE READ
Peggy, 35, died Feb. 15, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a medical technician in the Air Force.
Peggy was born May 3, 1965, in Colorado Springs, to Eugene and Georgie Read.
She is survived by her parents, of Colorado Springs; two brothers, David, of Denver and Daniel, of Florissant; a sister, Theresa Wussick, of Jacksonville, Ark.; four nieces, Trista Wussick, of Anchorage, Alaska, Jill Wussick, of Jacksonville, Ark., and Heaven and Zavrielle Read of Colorado Springs; and her pet, Sadey.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. A Mass will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. A private entombment will be Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.


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