Miscellaneous El Paso County, Colorado Obituaries

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JAMES JOSEPH TESH
Mr. Tesh, 33, died July 14, 2000, at a local hospital. He was a mail clerk.
Mr. Tesh was born June 2, 1967, in Colorado Springs to John L. Tesh and Chun Kil Nugent.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Chun Nugent and John Tesh; two sons, Jacob and Joseph; four brothers, Danny Tesh, Richard Tesh, Thomas Tesh and Bobby Nugent; and grandmothers Emma Tesh and SoonHee Moon.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, "James Tesh," 6540 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs 80922.

BETTY S. HOFFMAN
Mrs. Hoffman, 82, died July 16, 2000, at a local hospital as a result of a stroke. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hoffman was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Tremont, Ill., to Anton P. and Flossie M. (Champion) Schaefer, who are deceased. She was married June 29, 1940, to Sid C. Hoffman.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Judy Cowan and Joy Harned; a sister, Margaret Alexander; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Bloom.
Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Funeral services will be at Davis Mortuary in Tremont. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

GLADYS I. SEYMOUR
Mrs. Seymour, 86, died July 15, 2000, at a local care center. She was retired from Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Seymour was born April 7, 1914, in Fountain to John H. and Margaret E. (Benedict) Wilson, who are deceased. She was married Aug. 12, 1931, to George Seymour, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Bud and Don; four daughters, Mable McGee, Mary Baker, Flora McConnaughhay and Lily Jean Dunkel; a brother, John Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and 17 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dove-Witt Funeral Home, 6630 U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dove-Witt Chapel. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 757 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

JANICE L. HARRELL
Mrs. Harrell, 59, died July 15, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Harrell was born Aug. 15, 1940, in San Antonio to Douglas L. and Mary P. (Andersen) Franklin, who are deceased. She was married May 3, 1958, to David L. Harrell.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Douglas; two daughters, Mari Kline and Jennifer Glass; a sister, Francie Schroeder; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, with services at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Faith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

GILMER S. MORRISON
Mr. Morrison, 85, died July 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a bank courier.
Mr. Morrison was born June 10, 1915, in Statesville, N.C.
He is survived by a son, Roger; a sister, Eunice Rumple; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Burial will be in Charlotte, N.C. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Service, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.

MILDRED M. SCHAEFER
Mrs. Schaefer, 87, died July 6, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Schaefer was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Fontanelle, Iowa, to George F. and Mary A. (Gruss) Welsch, who are deceased. She was married Jan. 16, 1941, to Leo M. Schaefer, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Larry; two daughters, Kay McClellan and Cheryl Darnell; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services have been held. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, handled arrangements.

WINNIE O'DELL-BEHRENS
Mrs. O'Dell-Behrens, 88, died July 15, 2000, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a restaurant cashier.
Mrs. O'Dell-Behrens was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Winfield, Kan., to Roscoe and Frances Edna (Wulkinson) James, who are deceased. She was married June 12, 1991, to Harvey Behrens.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, James O'Dell, Samuel O'Dell and Charles O'Dell; three daughters, Darlene Garroutte, Anna Barnett and Laura Gearhart; two step-daughters, Bonnie Kimmel and Rosie Boswell; two brothers, Raliegh James and Robert James; four sisters, Delia Rigdon, Thelma Fox, Veena Ives and Edna Roesener; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold "Babe" L. O'Dell; two sons, Walter O'Dell and Lawrence O'Dell; a daughter, Thelma Romero; a sister, Jessie Baker; and two brothers, William James and Frank James.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m Wednesday at Nolan Funeral Home Chapel, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, with a vigil at 6 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.

CLYDE D. NICOLL
Mr. Nicoll, 89, died July 16, 2000, at a local care center. He was retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 30 years and served in the Navy for two years.
Mr. Nicoll was born March 13, 1911, in Bemis, Tenn., to Clyde Clarence and Mary (Duncan) Nicoll, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 19, 1937, to Julia L. Draper, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Bruce C.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 18320 Furrow Road, Monument, with a reception at Centurion Daylight Lodge No. 195, 18275 Furrow Road, Monument. Burial will be at St. Matthias Episcopal Church Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the giver's choice.

VELMA H. WIEMOLD
Mrs. Wiemold, 88, died July 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Wiemold was born Oct. 12, 1911, in Chicago. She was married to Al Wiemold, who is deceased.
She is survived by a brother, Merritt Moon, and a grandchild.
Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.

JOSEPH G. McCASLIN
Mr. McCaslin, 79, died July 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was retired from civil service and served 22 years in the Air Force.
Mr. McCaslin was born March 27, 1921, in Ellwood City, Pa. to William and Annie A. (Monahan) McCaslin, who are deceased. He was married June 23, 1950, to Lucy (Maria) Giamporcaro.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Janice Vernon and Alice Phillips; three brothers, William Jr., John and Calvin; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

RALPH R. MERTES
Mr. Mertes, 70, a former Colorado Springs resident, died July 15, 2000, in Appleton, Wis. He was retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service.
Mr. Mertes was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Andale, Kan., to Peter and Margaret Mertes, who are deceased. He was married May 20, 1983, to Dorothy Summers-Johnson.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Jerry Johnson, Tim Johnson, Steve Johnson and Terry Johnson; three daughters, Yvonne Monger, Annette O'Donnell and Therese Rathsack; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry; a brother, Ray; and a grandchild.
Services will be held in Wisconsin. Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Appleton, (920) 733-7383, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

MELBA JOYCE STOKER
Mrs. Stoker, 74, died July 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was retired from School District 11.
Mrs. Stoker was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Golden Pond, Ky., to Clifton and Birdie Litchfield, who are deceased. She was married July 25, 1942, to Allen V. Stoker.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Clifford; a daughter, Cheryl Dianne Wichman; two brothers, Guy Litchfield and Allen Litchfield; five grandchildren and five 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 1 p.m. Friday at Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou Blvd. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

ELLA BURNSIDE MUSICK
Mrs. Musick, 98, died July 15, 2000, at a local care center. She was a teacher.
Mrs. Musick was born April 4, 1902, in Elbert. She was married Nov. 2, 1927, to Edward Musick, who is deceased.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Elbert.
Andrew Caldwall Gibson Funeral Home, 407 Jerry St, Castle Rock, (303) 688-3191, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 225 Main St., Elbert 80106.

CAROL L. NOBLE
Mrs. Noble, 47, died July 17, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was employed with civil service as a program manager at Army Community Services at Fort Carson.
Mrs. Noble was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Baltimore to John and Betty (Long) Meli. Her father is deceased. She was married June 30, 1972, to Dewey Noble III.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Dewey IV and David; her mother; a brother, John Lockner; and three sisters, Peggy Adsit, Anna Cooper and Joan Beach.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Soldiers Memorial Chapel, Building 1500, corner of Nelson Boulevard and Martinez Street, Fort Carson. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

RUSSELL J. BURT (JED JACKSON)
Jed, 47, died July 16, 2000, at a local care center. He was a sportscaster for KKTV.
Jed was born Oct. 7, 1952, in Canton, Ohio, to Jed and Anne (Edwards) Burt, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 12, 1981, to Shari Watkins.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Austin Burt and Adam Burt; a daughter, Emily Burt; two brothers, Tom Jenkins and Dan Burt; and three sisters, Amy Burt, Kate Goschen and Betsy Wilson.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Church, 11025 Highway 83. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lion & Lamb Ministries, P.O. Box 720968, Norman, OK 73070.

NORMA NANCE LEIBY
Mrs. Leiby, 79, died July 12, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Leiby was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Nevada, Mo., to James and Loretta (Crenshaw) Nance, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 15, 1944, to William C. Leiby.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Ann (Leiby) Nelson; and a granddaughter.
Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

HANS-JUERGEN IMBECK
Mr. Imbeck, 57, died July 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a supervisor at Synthes USA.
Mr. Imbeck was born Oct. 26, 1942, in Bleckede, Germany, to Hans and Katharina (Garbers) Imbeck, who are deceased. He was married to Margie L. Fogle.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Ralf Imbeck, Willie Snell, Dean Snell and Robert Snell; four daughters, Diana Perkins, Christy Swanner, Brenda Cook and Darnell Crosby; a brother, Bandt; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

ROBERT E. McCRORIE
Mr. McCrorie, 81, died July 16, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a pilot and retired as a lieutenent colonel from the Air Force after 24 years of service.
Mr. McCrorie was born May 19, 1919, in Cumberland, Md. He was married May 31, 1944, to Mary L. Hatton.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Edward, Kenneth, Michael and Robert Jr.; two daughters, Barbara McCrorie and Mary Schreiner; a brother, Thomas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, is handling arrangements.

GEORGE F. SCHMIDT
Mr. Schmidt, 80, died July 15, 2000, at a local care center. He retired from the Army after serving from June 1941 to September 1963. He then retired from Ampex Corp.
Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Tarentum, Pa., to George A. and Margaret A. (Mansfield) Schmidt, who are deceased. He was married to Gisela E. Kuechler.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael; a daughter, Gloria McVaugh; a sister, Jean; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
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. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

EMMETT FRANCIS "BUD" DOWNEY
Mr. Downey, 89, died July 14, 2000, at a local hospital. He retired in 1971 as chief engineer from St. Francis Hospital after 38 years.
Mr. Downey was born Oct. 16, 1910, in Sedgwick County, Kan., to John Frank and Mary Elizabeth (Gleason) Downey, who are deceased. He was married Feb. 10, 1939, to Mildred Skalla, who is deceased.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald, Roger and Gene; two daughters, Kristine Morss and Kathryn Holbrook; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Martin, John and James.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a vigil at 7 p.m. at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9210, Colorado Springs 80932.

SAMUEL J. CAMPOLA
Mr. Campola, 75, died July 3, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He retired from civil service and served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Campola was born May 23, 1925, in Utica, N.Y., to Querino and Frances (Santoro) Campola, who are deceased.
He is survived by four daughters, Donna Lee, Kathleen Ann, Charlene Frances and Pamela Mae; a sister, Lucy Borliska; and his longtime companion, Carl Bailes. He was preceded in death by a brother, Patsy S.; and a sister, Marian Brent.
No local services will be held. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

KEITH E. CARTER
Mr. Carter, 69, died July 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a buyer for Colorado Interstate Gas for 32 years and served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
Mr. Carter was born June 13, 1931, in Syracuse, Kan., to Francis Carter and Violet Kinzie, who are deceased.
He is survived by his companion of 10 years, Bobbie Myers; two sons, Kenton and Darren; a brother, Dennis; three sisters, Leta Nance, Marilyn Stinchcombe and Sharon Hamrick; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling cremation.

EMERY A. OSBERN
Mr. Osbern, 94, a Woodland Park resident, died July 16, 2000, at a local hospital. He owned and operated a fencing company in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Osbern was born Feb. 22, 1906, in Appleton City, St. Clair, Mo. He was married Sept. 21, 1932, to Violet C. Nicholson, who is deceased.
He is survived by a nephew, Terry Deister; and a niece, Pauline Bingham. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Church in the Wildwood, 10585 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls. Inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Garden of Angels, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church in the Wildwood, 10585 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 80819.


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