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GLEA F. SMISCHNY, 88, a homemaker, died Oct. 21, 1997, at a local hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with the funeral at 11 a.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Garden of Angels Mausoleum. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.
Mrs. Smischny was born March 11, 1909, in Atwood, Kan., to John Iva and Ada Almeda (Stark) Huffman.
She was married July 8, 1928, in Ellis, Kan., to Raymond L. Smischny, who died in 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Dean of Littleton and Cecil of Green Mountain Falls; a brother, Dale Huffman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Eliene Hummel of North Hollywood, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smischny was a member of the Church in the Wildwood and a former member of the Lioness Club.
She had lived in the area since 1945.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 2910 Beacon St., Colorado Springs 80907.

LENA (DOLL) ARAGON, 86, a homemaker, died Oct. 22, 1997, at a local care center.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Funeral Home. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Southgate, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Mrs. Aragon was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Charles and Pauline (Benevidez) Doll.
She was married Sept. 5, 1937, in Colorado Springs to Zoilo Aragon, who died in 1981.
She is survived by a son, J.B. of Colorado Springs; six daughters, Charlotte Trippodo of Addison, Ill., Pauline Higgins of Longmont, Marie of Chicago, Victoria Boswell and MaryAnn, both of Colorado Springs, and Christine Ozaki of San Francisco; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Philip; and two sisters, Julia and Sarah.
Mrs. Aragon was a member of the altar and rosary societies and Legion of Mary at St. Mary's Cathedral, and Third Order of St. Frances Ladies Guild. She was a eucharistic minister at St. Joseph's.
She worked with the shut-in and visitation groups at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Mrs. Aragon had lived in Colorado Springs since 1930, previously living in Trinidad.
Memorial contributions may be made to Villa San Jose, Lena Aragon Fund, 1810 S. Corona Ave., Colorado Springs 80906.

LORA E. DALTON, 77, died Oct. 21, 1997, in Colorado Springs. She taught at District 20 Air Academy Junior High School, retiring in 1984.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Dalton was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Quincy, Ill., to George M. and Velma (Ferguson) Miller.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carole M. and Peter B. Hintz of Fenton, Mich.; and two granddaughters.
Mrs. Dalton earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Colorado.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and the Women's Educational Society.
She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1952, previously living in Canon City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Educational Society Scholarship Fund, in care of Mary Martha Salata, 2902 Airport Road, No. 106, Colorado Springs 80910; or to The Navigators, 3820 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs 80904.

CAROLYN M. DEAN, 85, died Oct. 22, 1997, at a local hospital. She was a bookkeeper for Whitney Electric and Baker Realty.
A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Nolan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Ms. Dean was born April 1, 1912, in Colorado Springs to George C. and Carolyn Marie (Fell) Dean.
She is survived by a brother, John W. of Manitou Springs; and two sisters, Alice Steppler of Colorado Springs and Rose Drinnon of Bristol, Conn. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and George; and two sisters, Madelyn Heaton and Katherine Thompson.
Ms. Dean graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and Blair Business College.
She was a former member of St. Paul's Guild and volunteered at St. Francis Hospital. She crocheted caps for the children of Nepal and rosaries for missions.
Ms. Dean was a lifelong area resident.

MARY ANN KING, 84, died Oct. 22, 1997, at a local care center. She was a secretary for Banning Lewis Ranches.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Mrs. King was born Nov. 6, 1912, in Saginaw, Mich., to William and Anna (Rombach) Willing.
She was married June 15, 1937, in Flint, Mich., to George Edward King, who died in 1971.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas E. of Byers and Donald G. of Meridian, Miss.; two daughters, Anna Elizabeth of Pueblo and Jean Marie Turano of Wantagh, N.Y.; a sister, Bernice Skolnick of Dearborn, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hubert Willing and William Willing Jr.
Mrs. King had lived in Colorado Springs since 1954.

ANITA BRUNHILDE LACKS, 67, a homemaker, died Oct. 22, 1997, at her home in Colorado Springs.
Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Mrs. Lacks was born July 18, 1930, in Illeben, Germany, to Irmgard Hoyer.
She was married in Germany to Jack Calvin Lacks, who died in 1970.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Calvin of Colorado Springs and Mike S. of Denver; two daughters, Virginia Christine Valocchi of Denver and Nancy Jane of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Christa Kaditz and Margaret Graf, both of Germany; her companion, William Simpson of Colorado Springs; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann.
Mrs. Lacks was a excellent cook, an avid Bronco fan, and assisted people in need during World War II in Germany.
She will be dearly missed by family and friends, and by her children, especially Nancy, her caregiver until the end.
She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1970, previously living in Lawton, Okla.

ANN MARIE LAW, 66, a homemaker, died May 2, 1997, at a local nursing home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. today at the chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Mrs. Law was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Norfolk, Va., to Claude K. and Anna L. (Powell) Bell, who are deceased.
She was married in San Diego to John P. Law, who is deceased.
Mrs. Law is survived by three sons, Stephen E. of Rawlins, Wyo., and Glen A. and John P., both of Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren.
She enjoyed needlepoint; and attended St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Mrs. Law had lived in Colorado Springs since 1956.

BARBARA W. MURPHY, 57, died May 2, 1997, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 3010 W. Bijou St., with the Rev. Tim Gotchey officiating. Burial will be at Crystal Valley Cemetery in Manitou Springs.
Mrs. Murphy was born June 18, 1939, in Tahoka, Texas, to Mart W. and Margaret (Shannon) Willingham. Her mother lives in Manitou Springs and her father is deceased.
She was married Aug. 6, 1955, in Raton, N.M., to James "Bud" Murphy, who lives in Colorado Springs.
She is also survived by two sons, Marty of Colorado Springs and Steve of Green Mountain Falls; two sisters, Marta and Lynda; and five grandsons. She was preceded in death by a son, Jamie; and a sister, Donna.
Mrs. Murphy graduated from Manitou Springs High School in 1957.
She was active in community affairs. She enjoyed the mountains, nature, family and friends.
Mrs. Murphy had lived in Colorado Springs since 1954, previously living in Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Colorado, 19 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903, or to the American Lung Association, 1600 Race St., Denver 80206.

MARIE WEBB, 86, died May 3, 1997, at a local care center. She was a homemaker and had worked for Town Talk Bakery and Van Briggle Pottery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Rebekah Dunlap officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Mrs. Webb was born June 17, 1910, in Colorado Springs to J. Gordon and Libbie (Zehner) Shaw, who are deceased.
She was married June 29, 1932, in Colorado Springs to Carl E. Webb, who is deceased.
Mrs. Webb is survived by a son, Steven H. of Colorado Springs; a brother, Steve Shaw of Valley Centre, Calif.; two sisters, Laura Walker of Colorado Springs and Genevive Rozar of Aguanga, Calif.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Phil, Gordon "Buss" and George Shaw; a sister, Sophie James; and a great-granddaughter, Brandi Hill.
She graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1929.
Mrs. Webb was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs.
She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers, and always thought of others first.
She was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation of America, 100 W. Clarendon, Suite 2200, Phoenix 85013.

KENNETH E. SCOTT SR., 93, died May 1, 1997, at Simla Good Samaritan Center. He was a farmer and rancher and also owned and operated the Kenneth E. Scott trucking firm for 40 years in Kiowa.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, 407 Jerry St. in Castle Rock. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Presbyterian Fellowship Hall in Kiowa, with the Rev. Blanche Byrd officiating. Burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth.
Mr. Scott was born Sept. 15, 1903, in Carrollton, Mo., to John Michael and Flora (Harris) Scott, who are deceased.
He was married Dec. 1, 1927, in Trinidad to Lyndall (Deming) Scott, who is deceased.
Mr. Scott is survived by two sons, Larry of Elizabeth and Dr. James A. of Great Falls, Mont.; a daughter, Mary Filson of Fort Collins; a sister-in-law, Margaret Scott of Agate; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Glenn; and a son, Kenneth Jr.
He was the chairman of the Elbert County Republican Party for 20 years. He was an active member of the Elbert County and Colorado Farm Bureau from 1948 until his death. He was the former vice president of the Elbert County Historical Society.
Mr. Scott was a lifelong community servant. He had lived in Kiowa since 1922.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elbert County Historical Society, Kiowa 80117, to St. Mark's Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, P.O. Box 778, Kiowa 80117, or to the Simla Good Samaritan Center, P.O. Box 38, Simla 80835.

REINHART "REINY" WACKER, 84, died Jan. 20, 1998, in Colorado Springs. He was a transportation manager for Thacker Brothers of Colorado Springs for more than 20 years.
Mr. Wacker was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Loveland. He was married Feb. 6, 1940, to Alta Meintzer.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Mark; two daughters, Jacquelyn and Robbyn; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, 390-4906, in Fountain. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Security Church of the Nazarene, 800 Hackberry Drive in Security. Private burial is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dollars for Scholars, in care of Widefield School District 3, 1820 Main St., Security 80911. 

ROBERT HAMPTON GIBBS, 79, died Jan. 20, 1998, at a local care center. He was a boilermaker for the city of Colorado Springs Power Plant.
Mr. Gibbs was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Blackwell, Okla. He was married Nov. 23, 1941, to Pearl N. Johnson.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert N.; two daughters, Judith Martin and Janice Peneschi; two brothers, Patrick and Cleo; two sisters, Claudia Johnson and Kathryn Seminek; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907. 

HELEN U. HAAS, 87, a homemaker, died Jan. 20, 1998, in Colorado Springs after a short illness.
Mrs. Haas was born June 27, 1910, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was married May 7, 1938, to Theodore V. Haas, who is deceased.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Lazechko and Carol Rowton; a sister, Eleanor Mentz; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be in Dubuque. 

PERRY E. FREEMAN, 70, a Calhan resident from 1927 to 1992, died Jan. 20, 1998, in Springfield, Mo. He was a rancher.
Mr. Freeman was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Calhan. He was married to Ida Nell McCune, who is deceased. He was then married to Hazel.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Russell, Philip and Gerard; three daughters, Molly Loup, Twila Layne and Sherry Freeman; two brothers, Albert and Wayne; two sisters, Doris McAdoo and Lillian Barnes; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Church in Calhan. 

NINA L. COLLARD, 73, died Jan. 18, 1998, at a local care center. She was a retired escrow officer.
Mrs. Collard was born March 15, 1924, in Ravia, Okla. She was married in 1969 to Bruce Collard, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeannie Livingston; two sisters, Joyce Wilson and Ruth Moore; and two grandchildren.
Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904. 

BUDDY RAYMOND PRICE, 64, a Colorado Springs resident from 1950 to 1993, died Jan. 16, 1998, in Las Vegas. He owned Sheley Shoe Repair and Holiday Travel.
Mr. Price was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Sturgis, S.D.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie; two sons, David and Russell; a daughter, Jeannie Swanson; a stepson, Scott Schmidt; a stepdaughter, Melanie Schmidt; his mother, Agnes Price-Paulsen; two brothers, Billy and Jerry; a sister, Donna Price-Nelson; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Private burial is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs 80903.

EVANGELINE ELIZABETH JAMES, 64, died Jan. 17, 1998, in Colorado Springs. She was a nurse.
Mrs. James was born May 6, 1933, in Raleigh, N.C.
She is survived by a son, Terrell; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at noon Friday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre in Fountain. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. McMearn Mortuary, 2555 S. Chelton Road, 390-6000, is handling arrangements. 

LAWSON EUGENE "GENE" NOBLE, 89, died Jan. 17, 1998, in Lake George. He was a farmer and rancher.
Mr. Noble was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Joplin, Mo.
He is survived by two sons, Dan and David; a daughter, Bonnie Noble Brown; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Nolan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.


 

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