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RICHARD LEE GAIR
Mr. Gair, 70, died July 22, 2000, at a care center in Littleton. He was a rancher.
Mr. Gair was born May 25, 1930, in Kiowa to John C. and Myrtle Bland (Wood) Gair, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 11, 1958, to Zora Mae Styron, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Lee, and two brothers, Robbie and Kenneth.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at Love Funeral Home, 225 F Ave., Limon, (719) 775-2333; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Simla Baptist Church, Sioux Avenue and Deer Street, Simla. Services will be at ll a.m. Wednesday at Simla Baptist Church. Inurnment will be at Gair Cemetery, north of Ramah, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Cowboy Camp, in care of Raymond Olson, 23412 County Road 122, Ramah 80832.

AUDREY J. HENRY
Mrs. Henry, 82, died July 22, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a professional cook.
Mrs. Henry was born Dec. 9, 1917, in Albion, Neb. She was married in 1937 to Harold S. Broderson, who is deceased. She was then married in 1976 to Oscar Henry, who is deceased.
She is survived by four daughters, Carole Heindel, Mary Sweeney, Barbara Reed, and Jacqueline Broderson; two brothers, Guy Killham and Robert Killham; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Memorial services will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adams and Swanson Mortuary in North Platte, Neb. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Thursday at North Platte Cemetery in North Platte. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of giver's choice.

MARGUERITE ROBB
Mrs. Robb, 94, a former resident, died July 20, 2000, in Portland, Ore. She was a retired school social worker.
Mrs. Robb was born Nov. 8, 1905, in Miller, Iowa, to Martin VanBuerren and Georgia Lee (Barvey) Galbraith. She was married May 20, 1928, to Carl O. Robb, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Marguerite "Peggy" Soll; a sister, LaVonne High; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

MARION EVELYN STEARNS
Mrs. Stearns, 84, died July 22, 2000, at a local care center. She was a bookstore manager at Grosse Pointe High School in Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Mrs. Stearns was born June 7, 1916, in Toronto to Agnes Eaton, who is deceased. She was married to Andrew F. Henderson, who is deceased. She was then married in June 1981 to William J. Stearns.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Merle F. Henderson and Lee H. Henderson; two daughters, Nina M. Graves and Julie A. Utschig; a brother, Robert Riddle; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Inurnment will be in Sun City, Ariz.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

ALFRED I. STURGEON
Mr. Sturgeon, 87, died July 20, 2000, at a local hospital. He retired from the Air Force as a chief warrant officer.
Mr. Sturgeon was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Meridian, Idaho, to Irvin Newton and Nellie Mae (Nicks) Sturgeon. He was married Aug. 2, 1980, to Elva Ruth Metcalf Cantrell, who is deceased.
He is survived by his brother, Elmer Sturgeon; a stepson, Clifford Cantrell; and three sisters, Gladys Ray, Irene Daniels and Ruth Poropat. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bebe, and a brother, Leslie Sturgeon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, with a reception after services at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

EMILY M. TORRENCE
Mrs. Torrence, 94, died July 22, 2000, in Simla. She was a high school teacher.
Mrs. Torrence was born Jan. 23, 1906, in Marinette County, Wis., to Harry H. and Marion (Pederson) Race, who are deceased. She was married in 1931 to Burke B. Torrence, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Edward Wagner and Benny Torrence; and two daughters, Diana Baughman and Carol Kucerik.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Love Funeral Home, 225 F Ave., Limon, (719) 775-2333. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Simla Cemetery, 1100 Antelope St., Simla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Simla Good Samaritan Home, Simla 80835.

SARAH JOY SMITH
Sarah Joy, infant daughter of Bryan and Laurie Smith, died July 19, 2000, in Colorado Springs.
Sarah Joy was born July 19 in Colorado Springs.
She is survived by her parents; her grandparents William and Pauline Smith, Sue Potter, and Russell and Marsha Coons; and great-grandmothers Myrtle Smith and Elizabeth Giesbrecht.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 28th St., Greeley. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

MIGUEL FLORES
Mr. Flores, 29, died July 22, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a forklift operator for an engineering construction company.
Mr. Flores was born Aug. 6, 1970, in Guadalajara, Mexico, to Pedro and Antonia (Frias) Flores. He was married Sept. 19, 1998, to Claudia Cecilia Renteria.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Francia Jiovvana Carrillo Renteria; his parents; a brother, Jose Refugio Flores; and five sisters, Cecilia Striffolino, Maria Flores, Antonia Flores, Lucia Flores and Gregoria Flores.
Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.

ESTHER M. HOEPKER
Mrs. Hoepker, 89, died July 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hoepker was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Oakdale, Ill., to Louis J. and Caroline L. (Ostendorf) Seefeldt, who are deceased. She was married Feb. 28, 1929, to Daniel F. Hoepker, who is deceased.
She is survived by three sons, Donald, Daniel and James; four daughters, Juanita Schilling, Carolyn Schaag, Luetta Marsh and Nancy Wright; a brother, Morris Seefeldt; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Omer Seefeldt.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel. A private family burial will be at Mountain Vale Memorial Park, 422 Macon Ave., Cañon City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

MIKE LYNN WILLIS
Mr. Willis, 41, died July 21, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a self-employed carpet installer.
Mr. Willis was born June 9, 1959, in Kermit, Texas, to James Latham and Reba Oleta (Kelp) Willis, who are deceased. He was married in 1995 to Linda Diane Raymond.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mindy Lynn; a stepson, Rolland Raymond; two stepdaughters, Anna Pantoja and Sabrina Thomas; two brothers, Virgil Latham and Rick Lynn "Ricky"; four sisters, Rita Kay Willis, Linda Ann Wells, Terri Lynn Hester and Janet Sue Willis; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Collins.
Private family services are planned. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.

CHARLES RAYMOND WARD
Mr. Ward, 79, died July 22, 2000, in Teller County. He worked in assembly production and served in the Marines.
Mr. Ward was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Lower Salem, Ohio. He was married Oct. 28, 1941, to Clarice Stewart, who is deceased.
He is survived by several brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Jo.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Mountain Memorial Services, 51 County Road 5, Divide, 687-0333. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

OLAF EINAR LARSEN
Mr. Larsen, 85, died July 21, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was disabled.
Mr. Larsen was born Nov. 22, 1914, in Victor to Birger O. Larsen and Margrethe Borchgrevink, who are deceased.
He is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Harold J. Larsen and Birger A. Larsen. He was preceded in death by a brother, Hans P.B. Larsen; and a sister, Elizabeth Gorahlenkow.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Community Church, 2728 Beacon St., Colorado Springs 80907.

GEORGE H. FIGARO
Mr. Figaro, 86, died July 20, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was retired from civil service.
Mr. Figaro was born July 26, 1913, in Denver.
Visitation will be from 5 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 Pauline Chapel, 9 El Pomar Road. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

MARIS E. KONOSKY
Mrs. Konosky, 86, died July 23, 2000, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Konosky was born June 1, 1914, in Lake Placid, N.Y., to William F. and Josephine (Page) Cheesman, who are deceased. She was married Oct. 18, 1944, to John M. Konosky.
She is survived by her husband; a stepson, John T.; and two stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, 631 N. Tejon St. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.

JULIA M. KALLIO
Mrs. Kallio, 88, died July 24, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Kallio was born Jan. 3, 1912, in Rutland, Vt., to Thomas and Margaret Cassidy, who are deceased. She was married March 30, 1934, to Oiva Peter Kallio.
She is survived by her husband; a son, William P.; a daughter, Therese A. Parkerson; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Inurnment will be at St. Dominic's Cemetery, Proctor, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Attn: Father Paul Bresnan, South St., Proctor, VT 05765.

WILLIAM THOMAS LIGHTNER
Mr. Lightner, 83, died July 24, 2000, at a local hospital. He was a sheet-metal worker.
Mr. Lightner was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Colorado Springs to William Joseph and Nettie Myrtle (Kershaw) Lightner, who are deceased. He was married April 20, 1940, to Anna Vidmar. He is survived by his wife; a son, William Thomas Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Chilton; a brother, Clarence Edward; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nolan Funeral Home Chapel, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

PETE BAKER
Mr. Baker, 77, died July 23, 2000, at a local care center. He was a rancher and farmer. He served in the Marines.
Mr. Baker was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Olney Springs, to Elza and Agnes (Greenfield) Baker, who are deceased. He was married April 10, 1948, to Dorothy L. Gieck.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Ray; two daughters, Doreen Crippen and Debby Morgan; three brothers, Ernest, Leslie and George; three sisters, Virginia Smith, Dorothy Webb and Pauline Bevridge; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 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 Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

ROBERT DEWAINE SARGENT
Mr. Sargent, 70, died July 19, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a denturist and served in the Army for four years.
Mr. Sargent was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Omaha, Neb., to William and Nellie (Munk) Sargent, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 23, 1991, to Charlotte Lorraine Culver.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert Jr. and Robin "Rob"; a daughter, Joan Bargenquast; two stepsons, Kenneth Sewell and Blayne Sewell; two stepdaughters, Sharon Bonck and Tammy Peters; a sister, Arlene Gorup; six grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Tidwell; three brothers, Gene, Don and Preston; and a sister, Evelyn Podrouzek.
Private services will be held. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

JAMES MICHAEL "MIKE" SAXTON
Mr. Saxton, 28, died July 22, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a radiology technologist at Penrose and Evans hospitals and served in the Army Reserves.
Mr. Saxton was born Nov. 14, 1971, in North Platte, Neb., to Robert G. Saxton and Sue Ostergard. His father is deceased.
He is survived by his mother; his stepfather, Robert Blevens; two brothers, Doug and Tim; a stepbrother, John Blevens; a stepsister, Katie Blevens; and his grandparents, Eugene and Helen Ostergard and Robert and Nola Saxton.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Penrose Hospital Chapel, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. and at 2 p.m. Friday at Evans Hospital Chapel, building 7500, Cochrane Circle, Fort Carson. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aurora High School Scholarship Fund, 300 L St., Aurora, NE 68818.

LOUIE GLEN PENDERGAST
Mr. Pendergast, 98, died July 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a lumber supply salesman for Walling Sash and Door Co. in Wichita, Kan.
Mr. Pendergast was born July 3, 1902, in Minco, Okla., to Clark Pendergast and Lillie Hays, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 31, 1931, to Eva Clarke, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Robert C.; a daughter, Marilyn Pendergast Lorince; his companion, Martha Ottinger; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Old Mission Mortuary, Wichita. Burial will be at Old Mission Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children of Salt Lake City in care of Kaly Temple, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo 81002.

EDWARD PAULSON
Mr. Paulson, 73, a Calhan resident, died July 24, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired automotive mechanic and served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946.
Mr. Paulson was born April 25, 1927, in Atwood, Kan., to Earl and Nina Arvilla (Scott) Paulson, who are deceased. He was married Oct. 23, 1949, to Shirley Beth Casey.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Casey; two daughters, Carol Ann Rook and Barbie DeWitt; a sister, Lorene "Tiny" Reed; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, 583 Denver St., Calhan. Love Funeral Home Inc., 225 F Ave., Limon, (719) 775-2333, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate, 2480 W. 26th Ave., Suite 120B, Denver 80211.

MADELINE M. SWANEPOEL
Mrs. Swanepoel, 43, a Colorado Springs resident, died July 23, 2000, at a Denver hospital. She was a data base administrator for Federal Express.
Mrs. Swanepoel was born Jan. 23, 1957, in Danville, Pa., to Daniel and Renate (Cornelius) Geise. Her father is deceased. She was married in 1988 to Charles E. Swanepoel.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Daniel John; three stepsons, Charles, Matthew and Eric; two stepdaughters, Melissa Hawkins and Angela Polston; her mother; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home Chapel, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount St. Francis of Assisi, 2650 Parish View. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Foundation, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80909.

MARGERRINE COLLINS
Mrs. Collins, 89, died July 24, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Collins was born March 26, 1911, in Fredonia, Ky., to William Bell and Amy (Traylor) Blackburn, who are deceased. She was married Oct. 9, 1929, to Joseph B. Collins, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, William R.; a daughter, Shirley Gallegos; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

MARGARET MARY LEE
Miss Lee, 86, a former Colorado Springs resident, died July 19, 2000, in Aurora. She was a Latin, Spanish and English teacher.
Miss Lee was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Windsor.
She is survived by a brother, Oscar R. Jr.; and a sister, Virginia Knudsen.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 4905 E. Yale Ave., Denver. Inurnment will be at Grace United Methodist Church Columbarium. Horan and McConaty Funeral Service, 3210 S. Parker Road, Aurora, (303) 745-4418, is handling arrangements.

EUSTIS E. McKEE JR.
Mr. McKee, 83, a former Colorado Springs resident, died July 20, 2000, in Fort Collins. He served in the Air Force as a flight instructor. He served in Japan, Vietnam and many U.S. posts, retiring as lieutenant colonel in 1968.
Mr. McKee was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Oak Park, Ill., to Eustis E. and Edith (Frame) McKee Sr., who are deceased. He was married Oct. 4, 1943, to Martha Gray, who is deceased.
He is survived by two daughters, Mhari Peschel and Elizabeth Kobylarz; a sister, Edith; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Presbyterian Church, 402 Kimbark St., Longmont. Inurnment will be at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Howe Mortuary Inc., 439 Coffman St., Longmont, (303) 776-2434, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Longmont United Hospital Foundation in care of Howe Mortuary Inc., 439 Coffman St., Longmont 80501.


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