Miscellaneous El Paso County, Colorado Obituaries

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DOROTHY C. HOFFMANN
Mrs. Hoffmann, 98, died March 8, 2001, at a local care center. She retired from a 29- year career with the County Extension Agent's Office and various government bureaus in Amarillo, Texas, and Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Hoffmann graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1921.
She was born Aug. 30, 1902, in Colorado Springs, to William and Elizabeth (Buchsbaum) Crump, who are deceased.
She was married to Robert M. Fraser, who is deceased. She was then married to J. Karl Hoffmann, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Norma Fraser, of Colorado Springs; a cousin, Stanley Griffiths, of California; two grandsons, Steven Fraser, of Westminster, and Scott Fraser, of Fountain; five great-grandchildren, Tommy Pons, Michael Fraser, Amanda Fraser, Michelle Fraser and Chase Fraser; and a great-great-granddaughter, Angelina Terry-Pons. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Fraser; and two sisters, Elizabeth Traylor and Lillian Montgomery.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today with services at 2 p.m. at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

MARGARET ANN "PEG" HOLWICK
Mrs. Holwick, 69, a Colorado Springs resident, died March 9, 2001, in Clearwater, Fla. She was a homemaker and received the Colorado Springs Goodwill Volunteer of the Year award in 1984.
Mrs. Holwick was born June 28, 1931, in Belvidere, Ill., to Howard and Magda (Austad) Frye, who are deceased. She was married Feb. 6, 1952, to retired Army Col. William B. Holwick.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, the Rev. William D. Holwick, of Ledgewood, N.J., and Lt. Col. John S. Holwick, of Seoul, South Korea; a daughter, Kristin L. Gerber, of Arlington, Va.; and 11 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater, (727) 466-2375. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909 or Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

MARY J. SALAZAR
Mrs. Salazar, 74, died March 9, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Salazar was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Antonito, to Juan L. and Bernadita (Duran) Vigil, who are deceased. She was married to Felix D. Salazar.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Thomas Martinez; two daughters, Gloria and Monica; two sisters, Stella Martinez and Lupy Rodriguez; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cornelia Trujillo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Springs Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, 12 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.

EDWIN T. "EDDY" JOHNSON
Mr. Johnson, 29, died March 8, 2001, in Manitou Springs. He was a framer.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 8, 1972, in Midwest City, Okla., to Ed and Pattie Johnson.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Chrissy Rosekrans; a brother-in-law, T.J. Rosekrans; an uncle, Robert; two nieces, Hailey and Kacey; and his grandmothers, Grace Doyle and Rita Sauber.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Mountain Memorial Services, 51 County Road 5, Divide, 687-0333. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Park Cemetery, Short and Baldwin streets, Woodland Park.

SCOTT E. GILPATRICK
Mr. Gilpatrick, 44, died March 1, 2001, at a local hospital. He was owner of Bathrooms & More.
Mr. Gilpatrick was born May 21, 1956, in Cambridge, Mass., to Arlo E. and Anne R. (Hornyak) Gilpatrick. His mother is deceased. He was married Oct. 24, 1994, to Lorae J. Graham.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Heather N.; and his father.
Services will be at a later date. Inurnment will be private. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.

MILDRED F. "MIDGE" O'SULLIVAN
Mrs. O'Sullivan, 94, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 5, 2001, in Casper, Wyo. She worked for a short time for the FBI, Brown Brothers Corp. and was a manager for the Delano Apartment Complex.
Mrs. O'Sullivan was born Jan. 28, 1907, in Colorado Springs, to David Isaac and Mabel (Nichols) Flatt, who are deceased. She was married to William V. O'Sullivan, who is deceased.
She is survived by a brother, David Enos Flatt, of Grand Junction; four nieces; four nephews; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory, Casper, (307) 234-7123, handled arrangements. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming, 112 S. Beech St., Casper Wy. 82601.

GLENDA M. FORSYTHE
Mrs. Forsythe, 92, died March 10, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Forsythe was born Sept. 23, 1908, in Balcom, Ill., to Otis Eugene and Nova Edith (Verble) Cochran, who are deceased. She was married to George Ralph Forsythe, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Burt; a son-in-law, Raymond Burt; a brother, Randall Eugene Cochran; two sisters, Thelda Corzine and Imogene Crader; two granddaughters, Nanci Anne Valdez and Debra Elizabeth Vigil; a great-grandson, Ryan Michael Valdez; and a great-granddaughter, Meghan Anne Valdez.
Services will be in Chatsworth, Calif. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

CLARA NELL POINDEXTER
Mrs. Poindexter, 60, died March 10, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a retired nurse.
Mrs. Poindexter was born Aug. 29, 1940, in Coleman, Texas, to Alvin Nellson and Clara Nell (Bedell) Norris, who are deceased. She was married May 10, 1959, to Bailey Joe Poindexter, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Davie Joe and Alvin N.; two daughters, Rebecca Lyn Johnson and Princess Elaine Sipe; three brothers, Frank J. Norris, Dale E. Norris and Dick Norris; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., staging area B, Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care of Colorado Springs, 2345 N. Academy Place, Suite 215, Colorado Springs 80909.

PEARLY MAE JOHNSON
Mrs. Johnson, 64, died March 9, 2001, at a local hospital. She retired from Schlage Lock Co. after 21 years.
Mrs. Johnson was born May 17, 1936, in Atkins, Ark., to Walter and Bernice (Little) Wilson. Her father is deceased. She was married April 16, 1955, to Enoch L. Johnson Sr.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Enoch Jr.; a daughter, Michelle; a stepdaughter, Mozzell James, of Yonkers, N.Y.; her mother, of Prescott, Wash.; a sister, Rose Griffin, of Prescott; and four grandchildren, Lehala, Cherice, Shawn and Kendall.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m Wednesday at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Road, 391-1918. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3625 Marion Drive. Family and friends of Sister Pearly Johnson are invited to share a fellowship meal in the fellowship hall immediately following the funeral service. Cremation is planned.

GERTRUD EMMA (KALMBACH) PEITL
Mrs. Peitl, 91, died March 6, 2001, at a local care center. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Peitl was born Dec. 14, 1909, in Stuttgart, Germany, to George and Therese (Durner) Kalmbach, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 5, 1931, to Alfred Franz Peitl, who is deceased.
At Mrs. Peitl's request, no services are planned. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

DONALD RAY "DONNIE" NOLIN
Mr. Nolin, 43, died March 13, 2001, at his home in Security. He was a loving son and brother.
Mr. Nolin was born Jan. 3, 1958, in El Paso, Texas, to Jesse Thomas and Ruby D. (Houts) Nolin. His father is deceased.
He is survived by his mother; a brother, Danny; and four sisters, Linda Weber, Sheila Schwartz, Sandra Beyers and Joy Hampton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christian Church of Security, 626 Aspen Drive, Security. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Christian Church Building Fund, 626 Aspen Drive, Security 80911.

LOIS TEMPLETON
Mrs. Templeton, 60, died March 13, 2001, at a local hospital. She was an administrative assistant with Winslow Court.
Mrs. Templeton was born July 1, 1940, in Fairmont, Minn., to Dietrich and Minnie Laue, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 24, 1977, to Al Templeton.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, Scott Gravelle, Gregory Gravelle, Douglas Gravelle and Kevin Gravelle; two daughters, Debbie Poole and Cindy Warton; three brothers, Walt Laue, Larry Laue and Darvin Laue; five sisters, Lorna Baarts, Delores Dokken, Karen Rossow, Lavonne Olson and Ardis Lennartson; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Gravelle; and a brother, David Laue.
Visitation will be Friday and Saturday at Bierman Funeral Home, 201 Fourth St., Northfield, Minn. Services will be Saturday in Northfield. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield. 
Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

ROBERTA "BUNNIE" ANDREWS
Miss Andrews, 47, died March 10, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was an administrative assistant.
Miss Andrews was born Jan. 25, 1954, in Colorado to James A. and Patricia (Arroyo) Andrews, who are deceased.
She is survived by a brother, James; and a sister, Judith Christy.
Private family services will be held. 
Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Residence, 225 W. Brookside St., Colorado Springs 80906.

JAMES "FULTON" GARDNER
Mr. Gardner, 83, died March 13, 2001, at a local hospital. He retired from G.A.F. Inc. after 25 years.
Mr. Gardner was born March 27, 1917, in Fayetteville, N.C., to James A. and Lena (Spearman) Gardner, who are deceased. He was married March 3, 1937, to Geneva Elliott.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Kirkland; three daughters, Mary Ann Washington, Rose C. "Brenda" Gray and Jane Bradley; a brother, Nathan; a sister, Allean; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. 
He was preceded in death by four sons, James Allie, John Irving, Ronald and Raymond Lance; and two daughters, Elizabeth Lena Gardner and Sandra Marie Nelson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Southborough Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 720 Crestline Road. Inurnment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

JOHN LANSING MASKA
Mr. Maska, 46, died March 8, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was an attorney. He served in the Army, Navy and Naval Reserves.
Mr. Maska was born July 25, 1954, in Winner, S.D., to Harry and Violet (Weichum) Maska. His father is deceased. He was married to Mary Hyde, who is deceased.
He is survived by a daughter, Alexandra; a son, Nicholas; his mother; and a brother, Harry.
A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Inurnment will be private. 
Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Maska Memorial Fund, in care of US Bank, 6 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

KENNETH R. DOWNING
Mr. Downing, 71, died March 12, 2001, at his home in Fountain. He worked for Lason Inc. He retired as a technical sergeant from the Air Force.
Mr. Downing was born June 11, 1929, in Quincy, Mass., to Ramon and Irene (Julkka) Downing, who are deceased. He was married to Louise M. Strandberg, who is deceased.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth R. Jr. and Chris A.; a daughter, Irene Howard; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel.
Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.

LEONA E. SMITH
Mrs. Smith, 81, died March 13, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith was born May 24, 1919, in St. Charles, Mo., to Oliver M. and Anna M. (Fuest) Boschert, who are deceased.
She was married Sept. 7, 1938, to Leroy A. Smith, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Ron; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis "Boots"; and a brother, Frank Boschert.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Colorado Springs, 12 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.

EDWARD GENE BOE
Mr. Boe, 45, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 9, 2001, in Denver. He was a licensed practical nurse and writer of poetry.
Mr. Boe was born April 24, 1955, in Walden to Lois Smith and Jerry O. Boe.
He is survived by two sons, Justin and Gabriel, both of Colorado Springs; his mother of Huntsville, Ark.; his father of Colorado Springs; his stepmother, Patricia Boe of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Jerry and Jason, both of Colorado Springs; a sister, Starla Reeder of Peyton; a stepbrother, David Lankford of Phoenix; and two stepsisters, Lisa Taylor and Stephanie Irwin, both of Colorado Springs.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831.

AUSTIN MICHAEL PATLA
Austin, infant son of Crystal Patla, died March 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs.
Austin was born Feb. 14, 2001, in Colorado Springs.
He is survived by his mother; a brother, Joey; his grandparents, Donna Brotherton and Dale Kuehl; his grandfather, Joseph Patla; and his grandmother, Susan Patla.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Burial will be private.

MARY E. BULZGIS
Mrs. Bulzgis, 90, died March 13, 2001, at a local care center. She retired from Uniroyal in Naugatuck, Conn.
Mrs. Bulzgis was born Aug. 25, 1910, in Waterbury, Conn., to Michael and Petrone (Mulerakes) Kaira- wicz, who are deceased. She was married to John P. Bulzgis, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen A. White; a son-in-law, Edmund White; two grandchildren, David White and Donna Bland; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley Kairawicz, Joseph Kairawicz and Albert Kairawicz; and a sister, Ann Hovey.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m Friday 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. After the service, a reception will be at American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, Security. A private interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

ROCCO ZAVATTI
Mr. Zavatti, 68, died March 12, 2001, at a local hospital. He was co-founder of Commercial Design Engineering. He retired in 1994 as a mechanical contractor.
Mr. Zavatti was born Sept. 22, 1932, in Casano, Italy, to Nicola and Constatina (Guadagnoli) Zavatti, who are deceased. He was married June 18, 1960, to Lina Agostinelli.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Nick; three daughters, Connie Dicicco, Bobbie Contreres and Paula Zavatti; a brother, Sam; a sister, Gabriella Villani; and two grandchildren, Christopher Contreres and Christina Contreres.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. 
A vigil will be at 7 p.m Friday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Penrose Foundation, 961 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

ERMINIO FILIBERTO "MARTY" MARTINEZ
Mr. Martinez, 59, died March 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a U.S. postal carrier at the Antares Branch on Uintah and Circle and was previously at the North End Branch. He served as a nuclear power engineer on submarines in the Navy for more than eight years. He was honorably discharged and a lifetime member of the VFW. 
Mr. Martinez was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Del Norte to Albina Martinez, who is deceased. He was married July 13, 1985, to LisaAnn Clepper.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Fil and Tony; and three grandchildren.
Visitation and rosary will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. A luncheon will follow the Mass. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., staging area C, Denver. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Renovation Fund, 22 W. Kiowa St., 80903.

AJALENE J. FREITAS
Ajalene, 47, died March 13, 2001, in Colorado Springs.
Ajalene was born June 30, 1953, in Oakland, Calif., to Joseph and Alberta Freitas. Her father is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Shaun Austin and Dale Kitchen; and her mother.
No services are planned. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.


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