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RUTH H. DAVIS
Mrs. Davis, 93, died March 21, 2001, at a local care center. She worked for the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City.
Mrs. Davis was born March 22, 1907, in Katonah, N.Y., to John R. and Elizabeth (Clark) Holmes, who are deceased. She was married in 1938 to Leonard H. Hall, who is deceased. She was then married in 1962 to David F. Davis, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Hall and David L. Davis; a daughter, Diane Noble; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Hall and Irma Davis; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey T.; and a brother, John C. Holmes.
Services are pending in Katonah. Burial will be at Bedford Union Cemetery, Bedford Village, N.Y. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, is handling local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

ELIZABETH V. ADAMS
Mrs. Adams, 92, died March 21, 2001, at a local care center.
Mrs. Adams was born Feb. 25, 1909, in Kansas City, Kan., to William and Addie (Halbert) Haug, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 1, 1934, to Lloyd E. Adams, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Lloyd W.; a daughter, Mary E.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy.
Private services will be in Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

RICHARD LEON HUGHES
Mr. Hughes, 62, died March 20, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was owner and operator of Colorado Springs Packing Co.
Mr. Hughes was born June 22, 1938, in Colorado Springs to Henry Hughes and Rose Mary DeMarco. His father is deceased. He was married June 21, 1958, to Margaret Vidmar.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard Alan and Michael Anthony; a daughter, Kellee Ann Perry; his mother; a brother, Gene; a sister, Joan Hill; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. today with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Private services and entombment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

JESSIE L. (SEELIG) NEWTON
Mrs. Newton, 83, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 20, 2001, at a Fort Wayne, Ind., hospital. She managed Sears Loan & Budget Deparment in Decatur, Ind.
Mrs. Newton was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Hartford City, Ind., to Walter J. and Della (Herbaugh) Seelig, who are deceased. She was married Nov. 24, 1938, to James B. Newton Jr., who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, James B. III of Decatur; and two stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Woodcrest Porter Auditorium, 1300 Mercer Ave., Decatur. Burial will be Wednesday at Hartford City Cemetery, Hartford City. Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St., Decatur, (291) 724-7167, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration, 2968 W. Ina Road No. 106, Tucson, AZ 85741.

ELVERA L. "VERA" RIEMAN WILLIAMS
Mrs. Williams, 87, died March 20, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a wife, mother and beautician.
Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Yetter, Iowa, to Adolph and Anna Rieman, who are deceased. She was married Oct. 13, 1940, to James Dawson Williams.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Barbara Strangfeld and Susan Tanya Leherissey; and three grandchildren, Robin Strangfeld, Juniper Leherissey and Spring Leherissey.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday with services from 11 a.m. to noon at Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road. Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. A reception will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilson United Methodist Church. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, Colorado Springs 80919.

PEARLIE MAE GEIST
Mrs. Geist, 75, an Edison resident, died March 19, 2001, at a Denver hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Geist was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Tacony, to Frank Rasner and Viola May Hitchcock, who are deceased. She was married Feb. 28, 1944, to Harry Geist.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Fred, of Parker, and Paul, of Towner; two daughters, Bonnie Ramey, of Overland Park, Kan., and Viola Mauldin, of Woodland Park; a brother, Art Rasner, of Yoder; a sister, Shirley Eichman, of Rush; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert; and a brother, Elmer Rasner.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Circle Drive Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

ANGIE PRICE
Mrs. Price, 95, died March 18, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Price was born Jan. 1, 1906, in Summerfield, La., to Frank and Anna Russeaw, who are deceased. She was married to Dock Price, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Floyd Burns, of Saginaw, Mich.; five daughters, Rosie Thomison, of Colorado Springs, Opal Winston, of Colorado Springs, Mary Jean Lyons, of Rayville, La., Doris Ellen Burns, of Saginaw, and Allain Green, of Las Vegas; a brother, Bill Frost, of Ruston, La.; 33 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Booker T. Burns and Robert Burns; and a daughter, Helen Hendrix.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Road, 391-1918. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Church of Christ, 603 S. Hancock Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation, 12 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.

RUTH HARRIS AMOS
Mrs. Amos, 93, died March 20, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She retired as an executive from retail cosmetics.
Mrs. Amos was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Vermilion, Ohio, to Robert Browning and Jane (Harris) Soyez, who are deceased. She was married in 1927 to John W. Amos, who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Dr. Charles D. Amos, Mr. Robert H. Amos and Dr. John W. Amos II; and three grandchildren.
Private family services are planned. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.

DELORES A. JAKUS
Mrs. Jakus, 75, died March 20, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Jakus was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Milwaukee. She was married to Rudolph T. Jakus, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Randy; a daughter, Laura Ann Hunter; a son-in-law, Brian Hunter; a daughter-in-law, Diane; two brothers, Elmer Mutter and Bob Mutter; two sisters, Margie Antoniak and Alice Thon; a grandson, Neil Hunter; and a granddaughter, Kristin. She was preceded in death by a son, Marty.
A memorial service will be in Wisconsin. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.

JOHN F. McLENNAN
Mr. McLennan, 92, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 11, 2001, in Crystal River, Fla. He was a home builder and land developer.
Mr. McLennan was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Williamstown, Ontario, to Peter D. and Flora McLennan, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 29, 1937, to Lois Munro, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Ned, of Brampton, Ontario; a daughter, Sylvia Longley, of Homosassa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Wilson Funeral Home, Cornwall, Ontario. Burial will be in May at St. Andrews United Church Cemetery, Williamstown, Ontario.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, South Glengarry Chapter, P.O. Box 76, Williamstown, Ontario, Canada K0C2J0.

BENJAMIN CORDOVA
Mr. Cordova, 66, died March 23, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a baker at WalMart. He served in the Navy for four years and in Korea.
Mr. Cordova was born June 14, 1934, in Colorado Springs, to Eugene and Rachel (Mares) Cordova, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 29, 1956, to Margaret Veronica Donovan, who is deceased.
He is survived by three sons, Benjamin Jr., David Charles and Thomas Edward; two daughters, Teresa Cordova and Victoria Osborne; a brother, Ernie; two sisters, Mary Dipperschmidt and Priscilla Richwine; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melodie Ann; and five brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Burial will be private.

WILLARD ROBERT MIRACLE
Mr. Miracle, 75, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 14, 2001, in Mohave Valley, Ariz. He served as staff sergeant in the Navy for four years during World War II.
Mr. Miracle was born July 27, 1925, in Joplin, Mo., to John L. and Mary Miracle, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 1, 1956 in Castle Rock, to Winefred Denton, who is deceased.
He is survived by two brothers, Harold of Joplin and Leon of Calhan; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friends, Malcom and Thelma Brazier of Monument and Don and Carol McCrary of Bullhead City, Ariz.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling arrangements.

FLORENCE HILDA (VOETBERG) DERTIEN
Mrs. Dertien, 87, died March 22, 2001, at a local care center. She owned a hardware and clothing store, where she worked for many years.
Mrs. Dertien was born Jan. 1, 1914, in Platte, S.D., to Edward and Dora (Wiersma) Voetberg, who are deceased. She was married Aug. 29, 1935, to Charles Jan Dertien, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Marvin G. of Vancouver, Wash., and Donald C. of Colorado Springs; a brother, Ralph Voetberg of Platte; two sisters, Helen (Voetberg) Gray of Platte and Doris (Voetberg) McGehee of Bellevue, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Andy Voetberg.
Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with services at 10:30 a.m at Rasmussen Mortuary, 311 Grand Ave., Ravenna, Neb. Burial will be at Ravenna Cemetery, Ravenna. Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling local arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ravenna Senior Center, Grand Ave., Ravenna, NE 68869 or First Congregational Church, Ravenna, NE 68869.

RHONDA ANN MARLER
Rhonda, 51, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 19, 2001, in Enid, Okla., of natural causes.
Rhonda was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Borger, Texas, to F.C. and Betty Marler. Her father is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Teresa K. (Starbuck) Carr; a son-in-law, Derryk; her mother; and a granddaughter, Amber Carr. She was preceded in death by a brother, Brad.
Graveside services were at Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, Okla. Shaw Mortuary, (580) 995-4465, Vici, handled arrangements.

JOHN WOLOSIN JR.
Mr. Wolosin, 77, died March 21, 2001, in Cañon City. He retired from the Army and the New Jersey Correction Institute.
Mr. Wolosin was born June 9, 1923, in Manhattan, N.Y., to John and Helen (Kovach) Wolosin, who are deceased.
He is survived by three sons, Johnny, Jimmy and Tommy; six daughters, Judi Lyman, Joyce Strouse, Joanne Medinis, Jeannie Holzmann, June Hoffman and Vicki Wolosin; two sisters, Helen Greene and Mary Romano; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Crawford, and a sister, Margie.
Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday with services at 9 a.m. at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.

CLARINDA HALL
Mrs. Hall, 50, died March 21, 2001, at a local hospital. She was employed with Current Inc.
Mrs. Hall was born Feb. 18, 1951, in Colorado Springs, to Clarence and Doris (Wetmore) Cook. Her father is deceased. She was married June 4, 1969, to DeWayne M. Hall Jr.
She is survived by her husband; a son, DeWayne M. III; a daughter, Dawn Eckelberry; a son-in-law, Jim Eckelberry; a daughter-in-law, Beth; her mother; a brother, Pat Faughan; two sisters, Patsy Clowers and Jan Fields; a grandson, Brian Eckelberry; and a granddaughter, Annie Eckelberry. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie, and a granddaughter, Katy Eckelberry.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Peyton Cemetery, Peyton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles #143, in care of Heart Fund, 1050 21st St., Colorado Springs 80904.

BARBARA ANITA JAGGERS
Mrs. Jaggers, 57, died March 25, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was owner of Barbara's Cookery Catering Service in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Jaggers was born May 16, 1943, in Fresno, Calif., to Robert J. Burns and Betty (Shuey) Van Reddick. Her father is deceased. She was married Nov. 10, 1962, to James Keith Jaggers.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Cathy Danine Jaggers and Sharri Lynn Youngstrom; her mother; three brothers, Dr. Robert W. Burns, Dr. Charles H. Burns and David B. Burns; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cappadona's Family Center, 3133 N. El Paso St., 520-1817.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care of Colorado Springs, 2345 N. Academy Place, Suite 215, Colorado Springs 80909.

MABEL G. BISHOP
Mrs. Bishop, 86, passed away peacefully March 22, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Bishop was born April 24, 1914, in Rochester, N.Y., to Walter James and Grace L. Merrill, who are deceased. She was married in May 1942 to Roy B. Bishop, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, David R. of Las Vegas and Larry G. of Salt Lake City; a brother, Byron Merrill of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Jeane Hickman of Green Valley, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, including Brad and John, both of Colorado Springs; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl J.; and a brother, Fred Merrill.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main St., Bountiful, Utah. Burial will be at Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Utah. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling local arrangements.

GORDON "DuWAYNE" GUTHRIE
Mr. Guthrie, 51, a former Colorado Springs resident, died March 20, 2001, in Golden. He was employed by RE Monks Construction. He was also at one time co-owner of Guthries Bar and Grill. He graduated from high school in Medicine Lodge, Kan., in 1968. He attended Fort Hays State University for three years. He was an all-around athlete and an accomplished gymnast.
Mr. Guthrie was born March 6, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., to Rosalie Hamill.
He is survived by his mother, of Beaufort, S.C.; three sisters, Shirley Schwersensky of Titusville, Fla., Anna Mae Langford of Medicine Lodge; and Chrys Steele of Rome; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A wake will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Guthries Bar and Grill, 1410 Kelly Johnson Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Blvd., Denver 80231.

SAMUEL M. VERNON SR.
Mr. Vernon, 57, died March 25, 2001, at a local hospital. He was owner of Hot Tub Heaven in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Vernon was born July 6, 1943, in Pueblo to Novie and Josephine (Cozzolino) Vernon. He was married June 26, 1965, to Sharon Showalter.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Samuel M. Jr., Shawn and Steven; two daughters-in-law, Beth and Lydia; Steven's companion, Jennifer Johanns; his parents; a sister, Shirley Sharp; a brother-in-law, Sam Sharp; a sister-in-law, Barbara Shipler; a grandson, Charles Samuel Thomas; four nephews, Steve Eberling, John Sharp, Duane Sharp and Tom Sharp; and a niece, Kathy Eberling.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 8 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 22 W. Kiowa St. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

ORVILLE "O.J." LEMKE
Mr. Lemke, 68, died March 24, 2001, at a local care center. He was retired. He served in the Air Force and Navy.
Mr. Lemke was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Moorhead, Minn., to Arthur A. Lemke and Sadie Brendemuhl, who are deceased. He was married Oct. 5, 1961, to Lydia Valdez.
He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Debbie L. Ramos, Cheryl Lemke-Carter, Renee D. Fleming, Vaunnie Roth and Kim Fox; four brothers, Leslie, Loren, Harlan and Dennis; a sister, LaDonna Pederson; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Olson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Old Glory Columbarium.

MARYANN GOMEZ
Mrs. Gomez, 74, died March 24, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Gomez was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Trinidad. She was married Aug. 19, 1944, to Damian Gomez Sr., who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Damian Jr.; four daughters, Corrina Arevalo, Veena Maestas, Juanita Micciche and Bernadette Gomez; three sons-in-law, Pete Arevalo, Joe Maestas and Mario Micciche; a daughter-in-law, Carol; three brothers, Rudy Gomez, Higino Gomez and Johnny Rael; two sisters, Serefina Cordova and Della Maldonado; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday with a service at 7 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 W., Pueblo, (719) 564-0920. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., Pueblo. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

RETIRED LT. COL. GUSTAV R. APAI
Lt. Col. Apai, 83, died March 22, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He served in the Air Force for 24 years and in World War II.
Lt. Col. Apai was born July 30, 1917, in Elyria, Ohio, to Gustav B. Apai and Gezela Mocsny, who are deceased. He was married April 9, 1945, in Elyria, to Betty Marie Koepke, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Gustav R. II, of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Lynne Lang, of Westminster; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert G.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Inurnment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mended Hearts, 1522 E. Mineral Place, Littleton 80122.

KELLY ANN SEYMOUR
Kelly, 18, died March 26, 2001, in Black Forest in an accident. She was a student at Lewis Palmer High School.
Kelly was born Feb. 9, 1983, in Burbank, Calif., to Eric Seymour and Lori Ann (Molina) Urrutia.
She is survived by her father; her mother; her grandparents, Roy and Felipa Molina and Paul and Sharon Seymour; her great-grandmother, Dal Kingery; an aunt; and an uncle. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Jose Rivera.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Fellowship Church, 6540 Templeton Gap Road. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 6540 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs 80922.

MARY PAULINE AKIN HARTSELL
Mrs. Hartsell, 93, died March 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a retired teacher and homemaker.
Mrs. Hartsell was born Jan. 8, 1908, in Leann, Mo., to William Fred and Ina Cordelia (Hancock) Akin, who are deceased. She was married April 12, 1929, to Rural Avis Hartsell, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, A.E. "Gene" and J.C.; a daughter, Mary Jewell Hartsell Buckman, of Colorado Springs; two brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dal; and five brothers and sisters.
A memorial service was held at Union Printers Home. Inurnment will be at Sulphur Cemetery, Sulphur, Okla. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.

MARTHA PILAR LUCERO
Mrs. Lucero, 72, died March 27, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lucero was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Greenville, N.M., to Savino and Elojia (Herrera) Vialpando, who are deceased. She was married in 1958 to Joseph Lucero.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Nicky Duran of Colorado Springs, Edward Birdtal of Colorado Springs and Levi Birdtal of Brighton; three daughters, Gloria Nicholson, Susan Warren and Melinda Sloan, all of Colorado Springs; five brothers, Alfonso F. Vialpando, Gravel Vialpando, Toby Vialpando, Rumaldo Vialpando and Samuel Vialpando; six sisters, Adeline Peña, Loyola Shultz, Minnie Lopez, Carolina Jamison, Barbara McCoy and Ascension Troy; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Duran.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today with a rosary service at 6 p.m. at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

GWENETH L. HELMS
Mrs. Helms, 88, died March 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Helms was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Chester, Neb., to John and Grace (Birrel) Kuhlmann, who are deceased. She was married Jan. 23, 1948, to Louie Helms, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeannie George; a son-in-law, Jim George; a brother, Bob Kuhlmann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

COL. READE F. TILLEY JR.
Col. Tilley, 83, died March 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He served in the RCAF, RAF in 1940 and transferred to the Air Force in 1942 and retired in 1971.
Col. Tilley was born March 15, 1918, in Clearwater, Fla.
He is survived by a son, Edward P. Myers, of Silver Spring, Md.; a sister, Mary Bessemer, of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandsons, Reade F. Tilley IV, of New York City, and Edward P. Myers III, of Portland, Ore.; a granddaughter, Brynn K. Myers, of New York City; and his former wife, Barbara Tilley, of Honolulu.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Community Center Chapel, Air Force Academy. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

NILS MALTE NILSSON
Mr. Nilsson, 80, died March 25, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a general contractor and builder.
Mr. Nilsson was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Skurup, Sweden, to Anton and Klara (Borgvall) Nilsson, who are deceased. He was married July 30, 1949, to Lillian Lavin.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Don; a daughter, Nona Eichelberger; two sisters, Elsa Andersson and Carla Johansson; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road, Black Forest. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road, Black Forest 80908.

GERALD "JERRY" R. BONITZ
Mr. Bonitz, 69, died March 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a warehouseman with the McKesson Distributors and served in the Army from 1950 to 1953.
Mr. Bonitz was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Milwaukee, to Paul and Adelia Rumpel Bonitz, who are deceased. He was married May 3, 1953, to Virginia Lopez.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Ken, Gerald Jr., John and Daniel; a daughter, Christine Parker; a sister, Shirley Merz; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Colorado, 1600 Race St., Denver 80206.


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