Miscellaneous El Paso County, Colorado Obituaries

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RETIRED SERGEANT 1ST CLASS GORDON JOHN HUMMEL
Sgt. 1st Class Hummel, 61, died Feb. 26, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He retired from the Army after three tours to Germany and a tour in Vietnam. He worked as a custodian for Chapel of Our Savior and was chaplain for VFW Post 101. He had 21 years of service with a Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross and Gallatry with Palm Leaf. He served in the Army Intelligence and Supply.
Sgt. 1st Class Hummel was born April 10, 1939, in Garrison, N.D., to Reinhold and Beata Mehlhoff Hummel, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 23, 1965, to Elisabeth Spanihel, who is deceased.
He is survived by a stepson, Peter Koziol, of Heidelberg, Germany; a brother, Ronald V., of Garrison; a sister, Karen Jacobson, of Stanton, N.D.; a brother-in-law, Roger Jacobson, of Stanton; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Burial will be with full military honors. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lt. Marion L. Willis, Post 101 VFW, 702 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

ELISABETH "LISA" HUMMEL
Mrs. Hummel, 66, died Feb. 27, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a hotel customer supervisor.
Mrs. Hummel was born April 12, 1934, in Dusseldorf, Germany, to Mr. and Mrs. Grohneudahl. Her father is deceased. She was married Dec. 23, 1965, to Sgt. 1st Class Gordon John Hummel, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Peter Koziol, of Heidelberg, Germany; a daughter-in-law, Ursula Koziol, of Heidelberg; her mother, Anna Grohneudahl, of Dusseldorf; a sister, Anni Kemp, of Germany; a grandson, Robin, of Heidelberg; and a granddaughter, Corinna, of Heidelberg.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lt. Marion L. Willis, Post 101 VFW, 702 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

CHRISTINE (BAKER) JOHNSON
Mrs. Johnson, 87, died March 3, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Johnson was born June 5, 1913, in Greenville, Texas, to Charles and Isola Baker, who are deceased. She was married May 11, 1932, to W.S. Johnson, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Charles Dale; a daughter, Patricia K.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Wendell Lee.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. After the service, burial will be at Memorial Garden Cemetery. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Pikes Peak Division, 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201, Colorado Springs 80903.

JOHN A. "JACK" McCLANAHAN
Mr. McClanahan, 51, died March 1, 2001, at a local hospital after a short illness. He was a test technician for Quantum.
Mr. McClanahan was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Walsenburg, to Charles B. and Nell (McGrath) McClanahan, who are deceased.
He is survived by a brother, Jerry R.; a niece, Brandy Unger; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

CHARLES L. MARSHALL
Mr. Marshall, 70, died Feb. 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a physical trainer for the Army. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1973 and was a Korean War veteran.
Mr. Marshall was born Sept. 11, 1930, in Port Huron, Mich., to Everett Laverne and Scyretta (Schroder) Marshall. His father is deceased.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill Harrison; his mother; four sisters, Louise Doeherty, Donna Webster, Buelah Swarts and Marlene Schrader; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., staging area A., Denver. Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling arrangements.

PEARL EVELYN (COHUN) SNELLING
Mrs. Snelling, 91, died March 4, 2001, in Security. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and angel.
Mrs. Snelling was born Aug. 2, 1909, in Tructon, to Alva W. and Mary (Overless) Cohun, who are deceased. She was married May 2, 1927, to Oscar Lee Snelling Sr.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Oscar L., Charles L. and Larry R.; three daughters-in-law, Hazel, Martha and Myra; a sister, Violet Crow; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Merlin Cohun; a sister, Ina Sloan; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at noon Thursday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

ALBERT CHARLES GRADY
Mr. Grady, 74, died March 3, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He retired from the Army after 20 years of service.
Mr. Grady was born April 20, 1926, in Cambridge, Mass. He was married Feb. 16, 1960, to Winnie Merecka.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, David Maeker, Walter Maeker and Errol Maeker; a daughter, Myrna Peters; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at noon Wednesday with services at 2 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

RHONDA RAE ISHAM
Rhonda Rae, 37, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 24, 2001, in Stuart, Okla. She was a homemaker.
Rhonda Rae was born May 26, 1963, in Colorado Springs, to Robert and Wanda Isham.
She is survived by a son, Marshall Doig, of Stuart; three daughters, Kacey Doig, Nikki Sockey and Ashton Sockey, all of Stuart; her parents, of Fountain; a brother, Jim, of Black Forest; two sisters, Gayle Trujillo and Brenda Carter, both of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. A private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 757 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Pikes Peak Division, 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201, Colorado Springs 80903.

WILLIAM "BILL" O. McCONNIEL
Mr. McConniel, 72, a former Woodland Park and Victor resident, died March 4, 2001, in Aurora. He was a miner in the gold mines in Victor and served in the Army from 1944 to 1947.
Mr. McConniel was born July 12, 1928, in Pierre, S.D., to Herman and Nellie (Proudy) McConniel, who are deceased. He was married Oct. 2, 1947, to Jean Morris, who is deceased.
He is survived by two sons, William C., of Manteca, Calif. and Michael D., of Timbo, Ark.; two daughters, Laura R. Priest, of Woodland Park and Karan Puckett, of Aurora; three brothers, Herman Jr., Robert and Chuck; three sisters, Mae "Rusty" Bare, Beverly Effenbaugh and Katherine "Katie" Atkinson; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers; a sister; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Memorial Services, 51 County Road 5, Divide, 687-0333. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, P.O. Box 62385, Colorado Springs 80962.

GERRY LEE BANKS SR.
Mr. Banks, 54, died Feb. 27, 2001, in Fountain. He was a master craftsman.
Mr. Banks was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Melvin and Gladys (North) Banks, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 10, 1966, to Mary Elizabeth Adams.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Shawn Michael and Gerry Lee "Buddy" Jr.; three daughters, Kari Ann Neely, Leigh Ann Savoy and Charlene Marie "Charlie" Banks; three brothers, Jim, Vernon and Mike; a sister, JoAnn Condon; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cappadona's Family Center, 3133 N. El Paso St., 520-1817.

RUTH G. (ATNIP) HOPE
Mrs. Hope, 97, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 28, 2001, in Lakewood. She was a floral designer at Pikes Peak Floral and Platte Avenue Floral in Colorado Springs. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Hope was born Feb. 25, 1904, in Colorado Springs. She was married Sept. 17, 1927, in Colorado Springs, to C. Rae Hope, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Lorna H. Dreith, of Denver; a brother, Carlyle T. Atnip, of Vista, Calif.; a sister, Jeneva E. Douglas, of Princeton, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
Private services were held. Olinger Aurora Chase Mortuary, 1095 Havana St., Aurora, (303) 366-3551, handled cremation.

EDNA LEE (BISHOP, DARROW, SMITH) LaCOST
Mrs. LaCost, 85, died March 3, 2001, in Ellicott. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. LaCost was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Colorado Springs to Oliver Fredrick and Lilly Mae (French) Bishop, who are deceased. She was married March 28, 1932, to Robert Darrow, who is deceased. She was then married Dec. 3, 1938, to Clyde Smith, who is deceased. She was then married Oct. 20, 1960, to George E. LaCost.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Roy Smith; five daughters, Colleen Darrow, Roycie Darrow, Clydean Churchill, Sallie Van Name and Georgia Lee McRea; four brothers, Fred Bishop, Edward Bishop, Louis Bishop and Tilman Bishop; a sister, Alma Powell; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Virgil, Delbert and Ray; and two sisters, Ila and Twila.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ellicott Community Open Door Church, Log Road, Ellicott. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care of Colorado Springs, 2345 N. Academy Place, Suite 215, Colorado Springs 80909.

LORAINE AGNES BUFMACK
Mrs. Bufmack, 77, died March 2, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a die cast operator for Emerson Electric.
Mrs. Bufmack was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Colorado Springs to James A. and Minnie G. (Uphoff) Rowland, who are deceased. She was married May 4, 1942, to Edward Bufmack, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicky Venable of Sedalia; a brother, Merle Rowland of Milwaukie, Ore.; two sisters, Eileen Murr of Colorado Springs and Wynona Aiken of Sterling, Va.; and a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today. Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Union Highlands Cemetery, 791 County Road 95, Florence. 

VELMA "VAL" DEITS
Mrs. Deits, 88, died March 6, 2001, at a local care center. She was a full-time grandma, great-grandma, aunt and friend to many.
Mrs. Deits was born June 10, 1912, in Eagle City, Okla., to Earnest Thom and Vena Belle, who are deceased. She was married March 21, 1965, to Earle A. Deits, who is deceased.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Valerie Tsosie; three great-grandsons, Robert, Nathan and Michael; and a great-granddaughter, Rhannon.
No services are planned. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

JAMES GREGORY GALVIN
Mr. Galvin, 53, died March 2, 2001, in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Galvin was born June 21, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Donald W. and Margaret K. (Blayney) Galvin.
He is survived by a son, James; his parents; eight brothers, Donald II, John, Robert, Richard, Joseph, Mark, Matthew and Peter; and two sisters, Margaret and Mary. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian.
Private family services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Mental Health Foundation, 220 Ruskin Drive, Colorado Springs 80910.

REYNOLD "REN" SMITH
Mr. Smith, 74, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 5, 2001, in Dowling Park, Fla. He was a journeyman and served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Albany, N.Y., to Donald and Edna Robinson Smith, who are deceased. He was married to Patricia Mac-Lafferty.
He is survived by his wife, of Dowling Park; two daughters, Linda Bryant of Raleigh, N.C. and Peni Olson of Denver; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Macher of Norwich, Conn. and Doreen Neel of Live Oak, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Hall, of Rensselaer, N.Y; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Daniels Funeral Home, Live Oak, P.O. Box 786, (904) 362-4333, is handling arrangements.

LOUISE A. SMIGAY
Mrs. Smigay, 51, died March 4, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a collection clerk for the Municipal Court.
Mrs. Smigay was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Tacoma, Wash., to James and Edna (Dupea) Harriger. Her father is deceased. She was married Feb. 18, 1989, to Michael Smigay.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Patrick and Jassen; three daughters, Shawn Smigay, Theresa Ward and Shawna Smith; her mother; two brothers, David Harriger and Robert Harriger; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Road. Burial will be private. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Breed Rescue, P.O. Box 25068, Colorado Springs 80936-5068.

DONALD J. JARVIS
Mr. Jarvis, 70, a Colorado Springs resident, died March 5, 2001, at a Denver hospital. He retired from civil service as a mail distribution supervisor for the Air Force and retired from the Army, after serving from 1948 to 1957. He was former president of Chapter 1 - The Retired Enlisted Association.
Mr. Jarvis was born March 4, 1931, in Cheboygan, Mich., to George Washington and Mildred (Passeno) Jarvis, who are deceased. He was married May 25, 1953, to Masa Miyazawa.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, James E., Michael D. and Brian D.; two brothers, George W. Jarvis and Ike Arnold; four sisters, Georgiana Dobbyns, Anita Javier, Margie Ostwald and Joyce Schramm; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in by a brother; and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Colorado Health Care Systems, Colorado Springs VA Clinic, Voluntary Program, Fort Lyons 81038.

DANT BELL SLACK
Mr. Slack, 79, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 3, 2001, in Arvada. He retired as former owner of Timberline Produce, Monte Vista. He served in the Army in World War II from 1942 to 1945.
He was born June 17, 1921, in Louisville, Ky. He was married Dec. 23, 1955, to Rosemary Kassap.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Andrea Wesley Ruzicka, of Colorado Springs and Joyce Leigh Thielen of Arvada; two sons-in-law, John Ruzicka of Colorado Springs and John Thielen of Arvada; a brother, Ed, of Chalmette, La.; and two grandchildren, Lynne Thielen and Joel Thielen.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. All-States Cremation, 3200 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, (303) 234-0200, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer & Adult Day Care, Daybreak at Vista Village, 11800 W. 49th Ave., Wheat Ridge 80033.

VIRGINIA B. HANLIN
Mrs. Hanlin, 87, died March 2, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hanlin was born May 19, 1913, in Black River Falls, Wis. She was married to Jack Adair Hanlin, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph L. of Colorado Springs and Walter G. of Splendora, Texas; a sister, Dora Evans, of Crossville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy; and a sister, Odana Oliver.
Private graveside services will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.

MARGARET Y. TIMORA
Mrs. Timora, 94, died March 4, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Timora was born March 24, 1906, in El Paso County on the family homestead northwest of Ramah to John and Mary Yurich, who are deceased. She was married Aug. 2, 1944, to Joseph S. Timora, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Parris; a son-in-law, Billy Parris; two grandchildren, Rita M. Tressler and William J. Tressler; and a great-granddaughter, Orissa JoAnn Tressler. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Yurich and Mike Yurich; and four sisters, Mary Mansolovich, Frances Kopsho, Anna Yurich and Helen Kemock.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dreampower, P.O. Box 62923, Colorado Springs 80962-2923.

ERNA C. FRAZIER
Mrs. Frazier, 69, died March 4, 2001, at a local hospital. She retired from civil service and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Frazier was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Genoa to William and Bertha (Martin) Berndt, who are deceased. She was married to Charles F. Frazier, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, David and Jerry; four daughters, Gloria Williams, Frances Carroll, Kathleen Frazier and Sharon Clements; a sister, Gloria Beedy; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4444 Moonbeam Drive. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Women's Missionary League in care of Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4444 Moonbeam Drive, Colorado Springs 80916.

RETIRED MASTER SGT. WILLIAM E. "BILL" WOODS
Master Sgt. Woods, 71, died March 3, 2001, at a local hospital. He worked in civil service and for the city of Colorado Springs. He retired from the Army after 22 years of service.
Master Sgt. Woods was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Shelbyville, Ill., to Malcome and Ollie (Ratliff) Woods, who are deceased. He was married to Betty L. Baker.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Larry O. and Lyle M.; two daughters, Sherrie L. Nogle and Barbara G. King; three half-brothers, Charles Stuckey, Jack Stuckey and Carl Stuckey; a half-sister, Betty Jordon; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William L.
Funeral services with military honors will be in Danville, Ill. Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery, Danville. Spartan Services, 955 S. Union Blvd., 634-0402, is handling local arrangements.

DONALD A. WISCHHUSEN
Mr. Wischhusen, 73, died March 4, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a pressman for Out West Printing and Dempubco. He was also a school bus driver for Colorado Springs School District 11.
Mr. Wischhusen was born March 5, 1927, in Galesburg, Ill., to George H. and Ruth E. (Allison) Wischhusen, who are deceased. He was married Oct. 9, 1949, to Ann L. Blomquist.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Lynn D. and David N.; a daughter, Vicki L. McCaslin; a brother, John Robert; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St. A private inurnment will be at a later date. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1128 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs 80903.

SHIRLEY CAUDLE
Shirley, 69, died March 5, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Shirley was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Cairo, Ill., to Joseph and Zula (Whitis) Griffith, who are deceased.
She is survived by three sons, Richard Hicks of Fort Collins, Steve Caudle of Colorado Springs and Todd Caudle of Pueblo; two daughters, Terry Hayes, of Derry, N.H., and Kelly Caudle of Monument; a brother, William Griffith; two sisters, Virginia McCauley and Carolyn Streiff; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a feisty cocker spaniel. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A private inurnment will be at a later date. Spartan Services, 955 S. Union Blvd., 634-0402, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Colorado, 1600 Race St., Denver 80206.


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