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CLARISSA WINIFRED (TOOTHMAN) WILSON
Mrs. Wilson, 90, died Oct. 10, 2000, at a local care center. She retired as a secretary from Fountain-Fort Carson High School-School District 8.
Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 3, 1910, in Fountain to Louis A. and Nettie P. (Haskins) Toothman, who are deceased. She was married April 13, 1933, to Wm Herbert Wilson, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Watkins; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Bill; a brother, R.B. Toothman; two sisters, Coral Miller and Daisy Torbit; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Sante Fe Ave., Fountain. Inurnment will be private. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, handled cremation.

FAUSTIN JOSE HERRERA
Mr. Herrera, 73, died Oct. 15, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a retired maintenance man and served in the Army for four years.
Mr. Herrera was born April 9, 1927, in Los Ojos, N.M., to Faustin and Maclova (Galvan) Herrera, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 17, 1956, to Marie A. Garcia.
He is survived by his wife; six daughters, all of New Mexico; four stepsons, Leroy Anaya, Arthur Anaya, Mike Anaya and Ron Anaya; three stepdaughters, Lucille Crespin, Dorothy Tafoya and Anna Marie Anaya; a brother, William; two sisters, Frances Chavez and Matilda Aragon; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faustin Jose Herrera Memorial Fund in care of Mountain Bell Federal Credit Union, 123 S. Weber St., Colorado Springs 80903.

DAVID E. "PETE" LEE
Mr. Lee, 76, died Oct. 15, 2000, at a local hospital. He was former owner of The College Time Shop and Jeweler. He retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service.
Mr. Lee was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Guthrie, Okla., to Robert E. and Clara E. (Miller) Lee, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 11, 1952, to E. Jo Watts.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Terry S. and Richard B.; a daughter, Marga A. Engel; three brothers, Robert, Jerrell and Doyle; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
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 10 a.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church, 3195 Airport Road. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., staging area C, Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Baptist Church General Fund, 3195 Airport Road, Colorado Springs 80910.

LEONARD D. HOWELLS JR.
Mr. Howells, 79, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Oct. 15, 2000, at his home in Olney Springs. He was a self-employed building contractor and owner of Len Howells Construction Co. in Colorado Springs. He also owned a hay hauling business in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Howells was born May 1, 1921, in Colorado Springs. He was married May 15, 1948, to Ella Lee Butler, who is deceased. He was then married March 4, 1974, to Georgiann Serbanic.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Leonard D. III, Jesse Wayne, Loren Dean and Clinton "Duker", all of Olney Springs; four daughters, Diana Lee Williams, of Sacramento, Calif., Jean Marie Hudson of Overland Park, Kan., Connie Mae Barnes, of Grand Junction; and Ginger Sue Howells of Colorado Springs; three son-in-laws, Dan Williams of Sacramento, Paul Hudson of Overland Park and Mike Barnesof Grand Junction; a daughter-in-law, Shelly, of Olney Springs; an uncle, Herbert Queen, of Grainfield, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 27 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; five sisters; and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Griffy Family Funeral Home, 202 Seventh St., Fowler, (719) 263-4221. Family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Olney Springs Community Methodist Church, Olney Springs. After the service, cremation will take place and the family will scatter his ashes in the mountains.

CLYDE ROUTH
Mr. Routh, 86, died Oct. 16, 2000, at a local care center. He was a stone mason and owner of Arrow Stone Co. in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Routh was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Montrose. He was married March 5, 1934, to Lucille Page, who is deceased.
He is survived by a daughter, Ardean Hoffman; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 Main, Bountiful, Utah. Burial will be at Bountiful City Cemetery, Bountiful. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.

JOHN FORD IRELAND
Mr. Ireland, 79, died Oct. 15, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He retired as a carpenter from Carpenters Local No. 515 after 30 years. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.
Mr. Ireland was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Francisco, Ind., to John S. Ireland and Tessie Ford, who are deceased. He was married to Virginia Smith.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Kitty Swartwood; a brother, Joe; a sister, Relma Johnson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kerry.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace," 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to DAV, Zebulon Pike Chapter No. 1, 3965 Clearview Loop South, Security 80911.

RUDOLPH C. "RUDY" REYES
Mr. Reyes, 71, died Oct. 16, 2000, at a local care center. He was owner of Reyes Management Co. of Colorado Springs. He served in the Army for 20 years.
Mr. Reyes was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Fairmont City, Ill., to Cipriano and Librada (Vargas) Reyes, who are deceased. He was married to Else E. Kruck.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Linda Thompson and Tammy Shearer; a brother, Tom; a sister, Rena Kern; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation, 3545 S. Tamarac Drive, #200, Denver 80237.

PHILLIP LONG
Mr. Long, 22, died Oct. 17, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was a construction worker.
Mr. Long was born Oct. 25, 1977, in Sierra Madre, Calif., to Leo James and Roberta (Waid) Long.
He is survived by a son, Devin; his parents; his grandparents, Ray and Joy Waid; and his grandfather, Doug Long.
Private family services will be held. Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Penrose Cancer Center, 110 E. Monroe St., Colorado Springs 80907.

DAVID D. STORY
Mr. Story, 44, died Oct. 16, 2000, at a local hospital. He served in the Air Force.
Mr. Story was born Sept. 10, 1956, in Tachikawa, Japan, to Dale and Harriett (Jagger) Story.
He is survived by his parents; and a sister, Judy Valentine.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Worship Center, 505 Castle Road. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Worship Center, 505 Castle Road, Colorado Springs 80904.

GEORGE RUSSELL BECK
Mr. Beck, 93, died Oct. 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He was the retired owner of the auto garage and service station, Beck Auto Service.
Mr. Beck was born Jan. 30, 1907, in Ashkum, Ill., to Lawrence Peter Beck and Sarah Essington, who are deceased. He was married July 5, 1936, to Irene J. Daniel, who is deceased.
He is survived by two daughters, Eileen Talley and Mildred Jones, both of Colorado Springs; a sister, Irene Proffit, of Colorado Springs; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace". A private entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 2345 N. Academy Place, Suite 215, Colorado Springs 80909.

PERCY W. DANIEL
Mr. Daniel, 61, died Oct. 11, 2000, in Colorado Springs. He worked for Loomis Fargo as a guard. He worked previously at C&D Bonding Service for 18 years. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1981.
Mr. Daniel was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Cunningham, Tenn., to Sylvester and Ophelia Lyle Daniel, who are deceased. He was married April 21, 1962, to Gaynell Harris.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Gary Winston Daniel, David Buckner, Larry Buckner and Branio Buckner; two daughters, Gloria Ann Wood and Shawander Devone Daniel; his companion for the past 36 years, Leona Buckner; four brothers, Walter, Joseph, Frederick and Clifford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Evergreen Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace." Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3896 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.

B. GAYLE MEYER
Mrs. Meyer, 77, died Oct. 16, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Meyer was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Osceola, Neb., to Emil and Marie Thelander, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 30, 1962, to Charles E. Meyer.
She is survived by her husband; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831.

EDNA FERN (KESEY) KING
Mrs. King, 81, died Oct. 25, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. King was born June 15, 1919, in Clayton, N.M., to James "Cal" and Ethel Kesey, who are deceased. She was married July 13, 1974, to James Neil King.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Richard Weihing of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Jenny Lou Boles of Phoenix and Sandra Spahr of Colorado Springs; a sister, Joyce Rains of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James "Pete" Kesey; and a sister, Rachel Newlin.
Graveside services will be at a later date in La Junta. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

ROSE MURPHY
Ms. Murphy, 92, died Oct. 23, 2000, at a local care center. She was a secretary to a series of 15 generals in the Army.
Ms. Murphy was born Oct. 3, 1908, in Lawton, Okla., to James and Angie Murphy, who are deceased.
She is survived by a sister, Angelina Murphy. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Murphy and John Murphy; and three sisters, Mary Murphy, Margaret Wagner, and Catherine Bishop.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be in Aurora, Ill.
Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.

MARJORIE BARROW COSTA
Mrs. Barrow Costa, 87, died Oct. 23, 2000, at a local care center. She was a retired district manager of Kentucky Central Life and owner of Next to New Shop.
Mrs. Barrow Costa was born June 28, 1913, in Chicago to Otto C. and Jesse E. (Todd) Feutz, who are deceased.
She was married in 1944 to Lester W. Barrow, who is deceased. She was then married to Anthony C. Costa, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Gregory W. Barrow; a daughter, Gail Barrow Finlay; a brother, Charles C. Feutz; and one grandchild, Summer Leigh Barrow. She was preceded in death by a sister.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597.
Inurnment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice Aviary, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

LOUISE TOMASSETTI
Mrs. Tomassetti, 67, died Oct. 26, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Tomassetti was born Oct. 18, 1933, in White Plains, N.Y., to Louis and Mary Williams, who are deceased. She was married Feb. 12, 1956, to Vincent A. Tomassetti.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Corinne Owens, Ann May and Carolyn Ramagos; two brothers, Tony Williams and Dee Williams; three sisters, Mary Harmon, Flo D'Amario and Lena Reno; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Private inurnment is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Research, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite 100, Colorado Springs 80909.

LARRY PARAL
Mr. Paral, 43, died Oct. 22, 2000, in Matzalon, Mexico. He was a systems analyst.
Mr. Paral was born July 3, 1957, in Berwyn, Ill., to Otto and Lillian Paral.
He is survived by two sons, Rylan and Derek; three sisters, Karen Gorman, Janet Harmeson and Donna Paral; and his former wife, Patricia Paral.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. 

WILMA SUE KINNEY
Wilma, 59, died Oct. 25, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a clothing seamstress.
Wilma was born Oct. 25, 1941, in Claremore, Okla., to Woodrow Wilson and Jennie (Chupco) Kinney, who are deceased.
She is survived by a son, Christopher; five brothers, Jerry Baker, Woodrow Kinney, George Kinney, Curtis Kinney and Reuben Kinney; and three sisters, Agnus Webster, Augusta Smith and Martha Walker. She was preceded in death by two brothers, C.W. Kinney and Robert Kinney; and a sister, Julia Lewis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1712 Corona St. Burial will be at the Kinney Family Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1712 S. Corona St., Colorado Springs 80906.

PATRICIA ANN DENHAM
Pati, 51, died Oct. 25, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Pati was born May 2, 1949, in Lansing, Mich., to Robert M. and Margaret E. (Cushing) Astley, who are deceased.
She is survived by a son, Christopher Michael; a daughter, Sharene Renee Martinez; two brothers, Bob Astley and Don Astley; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., with a reception afterward in the church's Fellowship Hall.
Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

FLORA BELL (EDWARDS) HULL
Mrs. Hull, 89, died Oct. 19, 2000, at home in Colorado Springs. She was a secretary for the federal government and Silver Springs Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Hull was born Jan. 12, 1911, in Rocky Ford to Fred Edwards and Grace Plimpton, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 23, 1935, to Harry Hull, who is deceased.
She is survived by a brother, Ernest F. Edwards; and her nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 731 Castle Road. Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 643-8831, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Low Vision Services of Southern Colorado, 957 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

ROBERT "BOB" DAVIS
Mr. Davis, 60, died Oct. 25, 2000, at a local hospital. He worked for King Soopers for 23 years. He also served in the Navy for three years.
Mr. Davis was born March 25, 1940, in Pontiac, Mich., to Russell and Muriel (Rivers) Davis, who are deceased. He was married May 3, 1974, to Cynthia Dunbar.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Edward Howland Simmons Jr., Robert Lee Davis Jr., and John Michael Davis; two daughters, Hope Ann Davis and Ellen Ruth Gioseffi; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, in care of Al Kaly Shrine, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo 81002.

JERRY W. FAIRES
Mr. Faires, 58, a Colorado Springs resident, died Nov. 4, 2000, in Park County. He was an installer for Sperry and Mock The Floor Store.
Mr. Faires was born May 21, 1942, in Colorado Springs to David W. and Mayme Jo (Carter) Faires, who are deceased. He was married July 31, 1965, to Leslie Leeth.
Mr. Faires is survived by his wife; a son, Eddie; a daughter, Shara Eppich; a brother, David L.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, with services at 10 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1705 N. Murray Blvd. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jerry Faires Memorial Fund, in care of Ent Federal Credit Union, Box 15819, Colorado Springs 80935.

FRANKIE J. FIELD
Mrs. Field, 68, died Nov. 5, 2000, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Field was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Victor to Frank and Muriel (Longstaff) Graham, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 11, 1949, to Erle Field.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, Dick, Ted, Tim and Danny; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

THELMA J. ELLIOTT
Mrs. Elliott, 87, died Nov. 6, 2000, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Elliott was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Ochiltree County, Texas, to James Lewis and Mary Elizabeth (Fansier) Stump, who are deceased. She was married in August 1934 to Eldon W. Elliott, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Delbert and Quentin; two daughters, Elnora Humphreys and Vivian Helton; two brothers, Buford Stump and Harmon Stump; a sister, Anna Tidwell; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Services and burial will be in Oklahoma. 
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.

JEFFREY WALLACE PLATZ
Mr. Platz, 36, a former Woodland Park resident, died Oct. 31, 2000, in an airplane accident in Taipei, Taiwan. He was director of outsourcing and vice president of operations for Cellport Systems.
Mr. Platz was born Sept. 21, 1964, in Evanston, Ill.
He is survived by his father, Ron; his mother, Linda Campanella; his stepfather, Ben Campanella; a son, Robert; a daughter, Audrey; a brother, Gary; a sister, Carol; and a stepbrother, Craig Campanella.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey Platz memorial fund, in care of Vetra Bank, Boulder Walnut Branch, 1375 Walnut St., Boulder 80302.


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