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RETIRED LT. COL. JACK C. PRICE
Lt. Col. Price, 83, died of lung cancer July 29, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a retired fighter pilot. He served in the Air Force from 1941 to 1968.
Lt. Col. Price was born July 26, 1918, in Grand Junction to Gaines Arno Price and Judith Belle Woods, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 20, 1944, to Marguerite Ann McCowan, who is deceased.
He is survived by a son, Mark; a daughter, Jackie Eims; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James R.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Baptist Church, 2315 N. Circle Drive. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Comforter, 2345 N. Academy Place, Suite 215, Colorado Springs 80909; or American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

EDWARD C. McCAFFREY
Mr. McCaffrey, 102, died July 28, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a writer and worked for P.M. Newspaper, New York American, The New York Times, New York Evening Graphic and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Mr. McCaffrey was born Sept. 22, 1898, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Edward McCaffrey and Caroline Miller, who are deceased. He was married April 5, 1931, to Lillian Miller, who is deceased.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolann B. McCaffrey; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eileen Olsen; a sister, Mildred Miller; and a great-grandchild.
A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven.
Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St., Colorado Springs 80909.

STUART W. EDWARDS
Mr. Edwards, 42, died July 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a pressman with Intermountain Color.
Mr. Edwards was born March 4, 1959, in Montrose to Duane F. Edwards and Kay Bowman. His father is deceased. He was married to Emma Beller.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; a brother, Dennis; and three sisters, Grace Hazell, Christine Ault and Colene Edwards.
A private family service will be held. Inurnment will be private.

RETIRED MASTER SGT. LEON WINTERS
Master Sgt. Winters, 76, died July 29, 2001, at a local hospital. He served in the Army for 28 years. He served in World War II and Vietnam.
Master Sgt. Winters was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Lavonia, Ga., to Robert Lee Winters and Mattie Vandiver, who are deceased. He was married Oct. 21, 1952, to Franziska Wunschel.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Robert, John and Richard; two brothers, Franklin and Aubrey; five sisters, Sallie Davis, Catherine Clark, Alice Faye Winters, Geraldine Winters and Robbie Johnson; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel of Roses. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Angels.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

BRIAN JAMES BERRY
Mr. Berry, 48, a former Colorado Springs resident, died of pancreatic cancer July 5, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz. He was vice president of food service, Lane Affiliated Cos. (Pepsi Cola).
Mr. Berry was born Jan. 6, 1953, in Denville, N.J., to Joseph and Rose Berry, who are deceased. He was married Nov. 26, 1983, to Dotti Johnson.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Clint; a stepson, Bobby Hiatt; a stepdaughter, Kelly Steward; a brother, Jay; and two sisters, Rosemary Berry and Irene Staker. He was preceded in death by a brother, Don.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Adair Funeral Home, Tucson, (520) 742-7901, handled cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Center at University Medical Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., P.O. Box 245024, Tucson, AZ 85724-5024.

MARGARETE E. MAIENSCHEIN
Margarete, 79, died July 23, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was formerly employed as a nurse.
Margarete was born March 27, 1922, in Frankfurt, Germany.
She is survived by a son, Clarence.
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 Swan Law Funeral Directors. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

JADE AUGUSTINE WEINREICH
Jade, 6, died July 29, 2001, in Falcon. She went to Webster Elementary Kindergarten.
Jade was born Aug. 25, 1994, in Colorado Springs.
She is survived by her mother, Michelle Weinreich; her stepfather, Dean Minneman; her father, Peter Weinreich; her twin sister, Blake; and her grandparents, Paul and Muay Keefrider and Curt and Florence Weinreich.
A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Burial will be private. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jade Augustine Weinreich Memorial Fund for MADD and The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in care of Ent Federal Credit Union, 805 N. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs 80915.

RUTH D. HEARD
Mrs. Heard, 85, died July 29, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Heard was born Feb. 13, 1916, in New Orleans to Edward and Vidalia Drew, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 18, 1935, to Adam Heard Sr., who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Alvin; a daughter, Lydia Stanley; a sister, Dorothy Southall; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Adam Jr.; and two sisters, Philmeon Drew and Elizabeth Drew.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Road, 391-1918. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 633 E. Dale St., Colorado Springs 80910.

WILLIAM PAUL
Mr. Paul, 67, died July 17, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He retired as a civil service maintenance worker at the Air Force Academy and served in the Army.
Mr. Paul was born April 12, 1934, in Linton, N.D., to John Paul and Caroline Horner, who are deceased.
He is survived by four sons, Kevin John, William Jr., Benjamin and Ian; two daughters, Laurie Johnston and Amy Ann Paul; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held later in Sturgis, S.D.
Inurnment will be at Black Hills National Cemetery, South Dakota. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling local arrangements.

MAE M. HORAN-BUZICK
Mrs. Buzick, 95, died July 30, 2001, at a local care center. She was a caregiver to the elderly.
Mrs. Buzick was born May 24, 1906, in Waseca, Minn., to Albert J. Kurkowski and Louise Ahlert, who are deceased. She was married to Michael G. Horan, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Michael F. Horan and William Kurkowski; two daughters, Patricia Beaudette and Mary Ann Orr; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Blunt Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

SHARON MARIE MARES
Mrs. Mares, 52, died July 29, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was an adjuster with California Casualty for the past 35 years.
Mrs. Mares was born June 9, 1949, in Van Nuys, Calif., to Eldon and Mildred (Sabbatini) Johnson. Her father is deceased. She was married Jan. 8, 1977, to Thomas Alfred “Tom” Mares.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Thomas Edward “Tommy” and Richard Adam “Ricky”; her mother; and a brother, Kerry Johnson.
Viewing and a rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. After the burial a reception will be held at the Cummings residence, 4939 Galena Drive. Cappadona’s Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Mares Memorial Fund in care of Wells Fargo Bank, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80918.

JAMES J. JARASEK
Mr. Jarasek, 47, died July 29, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a sales agent for Northstar Marketing, a division of John Alden Insurance in Trevose, Pa.
Mr. Jarasek was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Chicago to Charles O. and Marcelle E. (Englert) Jarasek. His father is deceased. He was married May 12, 1979, to Fernanda Walsh.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; a brother, Mark; and a sister, Camille McNamee. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alleva Funeral Home, 1724 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, Pa. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip and James Catholic Church, Exton, Pa. No local services will be held. Burial will be in Chicago. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Pikes Peak Division, 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201, Colorado Springs 80903.

JULIA M. HARRIS
Mrs. Harris, 93, died July 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She worked in maintenance for the bus terminal.
Mrs. Harris was born Sept. 10, 1907, in Letohatchie, Ala., to Dave Davis and Annie Martin, who are deceased. She was married to
Richard C. Harris, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Hattie M. Toney; a sister, Lurean Wright; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee Phiffer and Dave Davis; and two sisters, Lillian Sanderson and Annie Mae Dotson.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. No services will be held in Colorado Springs. Burial will be in Birmingham, Ala.

DR. DONALD J. KRIDEL
Dr. Kridel, 85, died July 29, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired chemical engineer and served in the Army Corp of Engineers.
Dr. Kridel was born April 2, 1916, in Rochester, N.Y., to William Kridel and Mary Grace Rowley, who are deceased. He was married Sept. 12, 1945, to Helen M. Carrison.
He is survived by his wife; a son, James T.; five daughters, Mary Ann Rose, Elizabeth K. Powell, Catherine H. Babowicz, Grace K. Keeling and Donna J. Hauck; a brother, Timothy; two sisters, Ceal Brook and Dorothy Ralph; and 12 grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Woods, 116 S. West St., Woodland Park. Burial will be at Woodland Park Cemetery, Short and Baldwin streets, Woodland Park. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

JOHNNY ROUCH
Mr. Rouch, 38, died July 27, 2001, at a local hospital. He served in the Army.
Mr. Rouch was born May 13, 1963, in Abilene, Texas, to Harry John and Willdene (Bennett) Rouch. He was married to Ines Reuter.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Johnny and Lonnie; and his parents.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate, 2480 W. 26th Ave., Suite 120B, Denver 80211.

IRENE G. BELL
Mrs. Bell, 72, died July 29, 2001, at a local hospital. She was town clerk for Limon for 12 years and Colorado State Patrol dispatcher for four years in Limon.
Mrs. Bell was born March 24, 1929, near Ellis, Kan., to Phillip Aschenbrenner and Rose Schuster, who are deceased. She was married May 19, 1947, to George L. Bell.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Karen L. Macbain and Kay L. Stone; three brothers, Frank Aschenbrenner, Father Ralph Aschenbrenner and Richard Aschenbrenner; two sisters, Rose McKee and Dorothy Stephens; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 55 N. Jefferson St., Monument. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at Monument Cemetery, Beacon Lite Road at Eighth Street, Monument. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 18725 Monument Hill Road, Monument, 481-9728, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 55 N. Jefferson St., Monument 80132.

DENNIS E. COONTS
Mr. Coonts, 82, died July 30, 2001, at a Limon care center. He was a telephone repairman and former mayor of Limon. He served in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945.
Mr. Coonts was born May 4, 1919, in Deer Trail to Glen R. Coonts and Georgia Harmon, who are deceased. He was married June 13, 1947, to Flora F. Linsley.
He is survived by his wife.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Love Funeral Home Inc., 225 F Ave., Limon, (719) 775-2333. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, 770 B Ave., Limon. Burial will be at Pershing Memorial Cemetery, 750 B Ave., Limon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Limon Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 374, Limon 80828; or Prairie View Care Center-East, 1720 Circle Lane, Limon 80828.

OBDULIA S. FLORES
Mrs. Flores, 92, died Dec. 11, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Flores was born Nov. 10, 1909, in Mexico to Andres Sanchez and Feliz Martinez Sanchez, who are deceased. She was married in September 1927 to Porfirio Flores, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Aurora “Roe” Parmelee; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main St., Security. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, is handling arrangements.

JASON LOUIS THESENVITZ
Mr. Thesenvitz, 18, died Dec. 11, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a certified welder at Stresscon Corp. in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Thesenvitz was born Jan. 12, 1983, in Clinton, Okla.
He is survived by his father, Mark K. Thesenvitz; his stepmother, Carol Bergen-Kisling; a sister, Melissa “Missy” Vogt; two stepbrothers, Michael Gentala and Sean Kisling; and his grandmother, Hazel (Thesenvitz) Miller. He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Eileen (Brown) Thesenvitz.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road. Cappadona’s Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4720 Galley Road, Colorado Springs 80909.

GLORIA R. (NEWBY) MARTIN
Mrs. Martin, 73, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Dec. 9, 2001, at her home in Williston, N.D., of lung cancer. She was a retired registered nurse.
Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Colorado Springs to Thomas and Romayne Newby, who are deceased. She was married July 12, 1946, to Howard Martin, who is deceased.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Lankford and Terry Robinson; a brother, Wayne Newby; three sisters, Sharon Treat, Dawn Allen and Carolyn Bennet; a stepsister, Darlene Costner; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Street; and a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Everson Funeral Home, Williston, (701) 572-3738. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Williston. Burial will be held at a later date in the Colorado Springs area.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1301 15th Ave. West, Williston ND 58801.

CHARLES HILL
Mr. Hill, 72, died Dec. 11, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He retired as master sergeant from the Air Force.
Mr. Hill was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Kittanning, Pa., to Russell W. Hill and Florence Crytzer, who are deceased. He was married July 31, 1957, to Teresa E. Koutchak.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Chuck; two daughters, Carolyn Leptich and Patti Donner; two brothers, Luthfi and Samuel; a sister, Sandra Deemer; and a grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Inurnment 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.

FATHER THOMAS JOHN DOWNES
Father Downes, 76, died Dec. 11, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a Catholic priest and chaplain for the Army from 1963 to 1988.
Father Downes was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Chicago to James and Catherine (O’Brien) Downes, who are deceased.
He is survived by a brother, Andrew J. He was preceded in death by a brother, James, and a sister, Catherine Dobbertin.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today with a vigil at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church-Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave., Colorado Springs 80906.

MILDRED MARIE HARDING
Mrs. Harding, 81, died Dec. 10, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a civil service budget analyst.
Mrs. Harding was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Burke, S.D., to Morris and Amy (Holmquist) Jensen, who are deceased. She was married to Wayne L. Harding.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Christine; a sister, Bobbie; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Chris Jensen and Carl Jensen.
Services will be held at a later date at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Canon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. Cappadona’s Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918 or Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.


 

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