Miscellaneous El Paso County, Colorado Obituaries

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STEVEN JOHN PHELPS
Mr. Phelps, 19, a lifelong Colorado Springs resident, died March 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a landscaper.
Mr. Phelps was born Aug. 30, 1981, in Colorado Springs, to Nina Phelps.
He is survived by his mother; a brother, Anthony William; maternal grandparents, John and Nina Ferretti; and numerous uncles and aunts.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home "Chapel of Peace" 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303. Private inurnment is planned.

THELMA D. SMITH
Mrs. Smith, 99, died March 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was an assistant county judge in Kansas.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 25, 1901, in Urbana, Kan., to Christopher and Mary (Greve) Yockey, who are deceased. She was married to Neal Smith, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Milt R. Baum. She was preceded in death by five sons; two daughters; and a brother.
No services are planned. Inurnment will be in Camas, Wash. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.

GEORGE JOHNSTON
Mr. Johnston, 68, a Woodland Park resident, died March 31, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a consultant. He also served in the Army for four years during the Korean War.
Mr. Johnston was born April 25, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Frank and Mary (Mortenson) Johnston, who are deceased. He was married Feb. 21, 1981, to Betty Mahanay.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Mark Davis of Dallas, Texas, Stephen Davis of Denver and Robert Davis of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Cindy Anderson of Garland, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Road, Woodland Park. Burial will be at Woodland Park Cemetery, Short and Baldwin St., Woodland Park. Mountain Memorial, 51 County Road 5, Divide, 687-0333, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 421 S. Tejon St., Suite B1, Colorado Springs 80903.

ALAN W. BOWMAN
Mr. Bowman, 53, died March 28, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a financial manager for 25 years. He also served in the Army for two years.
Mr. Bowman was born June 4, 1947, in Washington, D.C., to Ret. Col. Josephus and Mary Jo (Wicks) Bowman. He was married Feb. 15, 1990, to Leslie Olszewski.
He is survived by his wife; his parents; a brother, Tom; and a sister, Jo Anne.
Cremation is planned. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

HUGH CUTHBERTSON
Mr. Cuthbertson, 68, died March 30, 2001, at home in Colorado Springs. He was a longtime caretaker of the Colorado Springs Flea Market, and formerly a swimming pool and spa contractor in Riverside, Calif.
Mr. Cuthbertson was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Niagra Falls, N.Y., to Peter and Grace (McAndrew) Cuthbertson, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 14, 1952, to Elizabeth Brown.
He is survived by his wife; a son, James; a daughter, Melanie; and two sisters, Janet Day and Jean Semmens.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., followed by a reception at the Colorado Springs Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. Private inurnment is planned. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.

ELWOOD A. "WOODY" HEBERLY
Mr. Heberly, 65, died March 27, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Mr. Heberly was born June 29, 1935, in Minneapolis, Kan., to Leslie A. and Vera Elwood Heberly, who are deceased.
He is survived by two sons, David and Dan; a daughter, Debbie; and two grandchildren.
Cremation is planned. The Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, in care of El Paso County Health Department, McMaster Clinic, 301 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80910.

FRANCES GREENBERG
Mrs. Greenberg, 82, a lifelong Colorado Springs resident, died March 30, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker and an avid bingo player.
Mrs. Greenberg was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Florence, to Manuel and Anna Orline (Tate) Ashley, who are deceased. She was married to Raymond A. Greenberg, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond C. and David R.; a daughter, Vicky Sue Sanders; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Ashley and Samuel Ashley; and a sister, Alice Kotter.
Visitations will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road.

ELVA M. MILLER
Mrs. Miller, 94, died March 28, 2001, at a local care center. She owned and operated the White Kitchen Pastry Shop.
Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Prairie Grove, Ark., to U.S. and Edna (Avery) McDonald, who are deceased. She was married June 2, 1929, to Elmer A. "Shorty" Miller, who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Michael A.; a brother, Ernest R. McDonald; and a grandchild, Todd Michael Case. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Scott; and a sister, Helen Crum.
Memorial open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Residence, 1021 N. Meade Ave. Private inurnment will be held. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

THOMAS SCOTT "TOM" SUTLIFF
Mr. Sutliff, 39, died Feb. 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a medic and also worked at Pikes Peak Hospice. He served as a medic in the Navy for nine years.
Mr. Sutliff was born Dec. 18, 1961, in Colorado Springs to William Harrison and Opal Leah (Stucky) Sutliff.
He is survived by two sons, Adam Wayne and Samuel Brian; his parents; and a sister, Paula Kathleen Sauter. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Stuart Duane, William Harrison III and Matthew Peter.
Private family services are planned. 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.

TEENA L. (DEFOOR) ANDERSON
Teena, 43, died Feb. 13, 2001, in Security. She was a mother.
Teena was born Dec. 12, 1957, in Colorado Springs to Robert L. and Ruth A. Defoor.
She is survived by three daughters, Therasa Murry, Teneka Anderson and Tarena Anderson; her parents; two brothers, Rae and Ralph "Benny"; a sister, Fay; numerous aunts and uncles; and five grandchildren.
Services will be announced later.
Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Services, 3475 Astrozon Court, 392-4144, is handling cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Teena L. Anderson memorial at any branch of UMB Bank.

LISA DIANE BUTLER
Lisa, 35, a Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 11, 2001, in Denver. She was a cashier.
Lisa was born Oct. 22, 1965, in Tucson, Ariz.
She is survived by a son, Christopher; a daughter, Megan; her father, Damon Prose; her mother, Judith Lamb; her stepfather, Ralph Lamb; her stepmother, Marsha Prose; a sister, Leslie K. Prose; a nephew, Scott Jones; and a niece, Rebecca Jones.
Services are pending. National Cremation Society, 2940 Umatilla St., Denver, (303) 480-8516, is handling cremation.

BETTY DUDLEY TOWNSEND
Mrs. Townsend, 70, died Feb. 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Townsend was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Radford, Va., to Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Dudley, who are deceased. She was married March 31, 1951, to Herbert Leston "Herb" Townsend.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Gerald Louis "Jerry" and James Leston; two sisters, Irene and Christine "Sock"; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be in Virginia. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Va. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Services, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling local arrangements.

FRANCIS RAYMOND "FRANK" TAYLOR
Mr. Taylor, 77, died Feb. 13, 2001, at a local care center. He was an electrician with the IBEW No. 13.
Mr. Taylor was born April 1, 1923, in Watsonville, Calif., to Earnest Taylor and Dorothy Johnson, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 13, 1945, to Elizabeth "Betty" Opalka.
He is survived by his wife; and a son, Paul.
Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.

ESTHER H. EPPERSON
Mrs. Epperson, 98, died Feb. 13, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Epperson was born July 30, 1902, in Chicago to Harry L. and Josephine H. (Ohman) Rooker, who are deceased. She was married April 28, 1923, to Mitchell S. Epperson, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, James D. of Dortmund, Germany, and Jon O. of Larkspur; a daughter, Lois Shetler, of Vienna, Austria; two grandchildren, Mark of Colorado Springs and Elaine of Denver; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dean A.
A memorial service will be later in Albuquerque, N.M. Spartan Services, 955 S. Union Blvd., 634-0402, is handling local arrangements.

BIRKE M. LUCKENBILL
Mr. Luckenbill, 83, died Feb. 13, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He worked as a chemical engineer for N.L. Industries in Los Angeles for 38 years.
Mr. Luckenbill was born July 17, 1917, in Spokane, Wash., to David Birke and May Harding (Breckenridge) Luckenbill, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 20, 1948, to Dixie Hodges.
He is survived by his wife; a son, David Luckenbill of Santa Monica, Calif.; two daughters, Nancy Melis of Houston and Lorie Billingham of Denver; a brother, David Brown Luckenbill; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Kay Luckenbill.
Inurnment will be at Oakdale Memorial Park and Mortuary, Glendora, Calif. Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, is handling local arrangements.

JANE ELLEN KING
Mrs. King, 67, died Feb. 9, 2001, at a local care center. She was a homemaker and retired bookkeeper.
Mrs. King was born May 9, 1933, in Kokomo, Ind., to Lowell and Ruth Reyburn, who are deceased. She was married May 11, 1973, to Harold L. King.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Arthur D. Glass, Stephen R. Glass; Harold D. King, David L. King and Thomas L. King; three daughters, Deanna J. Haynes, Catherine Olliff and Sherry Lynn Capps; two sisters, Sara Otis and Joyce Goodwin; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

CARMEN (SABLAN) AGUON
Mrs. Aguon, 73, died Feb. 8, 2001, at her home in Widefield. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Aguon was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Guam to Lino S. and Antonia (Arriola) Sablan, who are deceased. She was married Jan. 13, 1946, to Pedro S. Aguon. 
She is survived by her husband; four sons, Peter, Joseph, Anthony and Ted; three daughters, Andreanna Disdier, Arlene Aguon and Bernadette Aguon; a brother, Pedro Sablan; three sisters, Mariquita S. Perez, Filomenia S. Varela and Cecilia S. Martinez; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Visitation and a Mass of Christian burial were held at Holy Family Church, 331 Main St., Security. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597, handled arrangements.

BETTY LOU COLLIER
Mrs. Collier, 76, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 7, 2001, at a Castle Rock care center. In her younger life, she worked for the D'Arcy Advertising Agency in New York City. She was very active in the Colorado Springs community and a member of the Assistance League of Colorado Springs and the PEO Chapter in Monument.
Mrs. Collier was born March 19, 1924, in Springfield, Mo., to Edith Mae and Robert B. Woods, who are deceased. She was married in 1952 to Thomas M. Collier Jr., who is deceased.
She is survived by a son, Matt; three daughters, Jan Collier-Kitchell, Julie Hide and Christine Collier; a brother, William H. Woods of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Christopher Bridges, Jennifer Bridges and Malena Collier; and various nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Woods.
Services were held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

TAMMY ANN AUCOIN
Tammy, 36, a part-time Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 6, 2001, in Lakewood. She worked at John H. Harland Co. for more than 10 years and was an employee of Colorado National Speedway.
Tammy was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Concord, N.H., to Norma and Edward Aucoin.
She is survived by her parents, of Clovis, N.M.; three sisters, Marilyn Aucoin of Lakewood, Marlene Aucoin of Circleville, Utah, and Brenda Schallert, of Tucumcari, N.M.; several aunts and uncles; a niece; two nephews; and a special friend, Tim Alamaa.
Services were held. Inurnment will be at Henniker Cemetery, Henniker, N.H. Crown Hill Mortuary, 777 W. 29th Ave., Denver, (303) 233-4611, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909 or Childrens Hospital, 1056 19th Ave., Denver 80218.

JERRY CORDELL LITCHFIELD
Mr. Litchfield, 58, died Feb. 13, 2001, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was a machine operator and janitor.
Mr. Litchfield was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Paso Robles, Calif., to Cordell and Velma (Berry) Litchfield, who are deceased. He was married Feb. 11, 1961, to Paula J. Simerson.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kevin and Clayton; two daughters, Kimberly and Christine; a sister, Corlane Brown; a half-brother, Gerald Berry; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Inurnment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs 80905.

STEVEN JAMES BENJAMIN
Mr. Benjamin, 26, died Feb. 13, 2001, at a local hospital as a result of complications from diabetes. He was a supervisor for Brunswick Circle Bowling Lanes.
Mr. Benjamin was born Oct. 24, 1974, in Great Lakes, Ill. He was married June 5, 1999, to Missy Cory.
He is survived by his wife; his father and wife, Robert and Margaret Benjamin; his mother, Kathleen (McCready) Benjamin; two brothers, Robert and Sean; a stepbrother, Jack Brighton; a stepsister, Keri Lovato; his grandparents, Robert and Terry Edwards; and his grandpa, James Benjamin.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Friendship Assembly of God Church, 3685 Bloomington St. Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Benjamin Memorial Fund in care of First Charter Federal Credit Union, 2150 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs 80909.

DONNA BADER
Miss Bader, 49, died Feb. 13, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She worked for a telephone company and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Miss Bader was born Sept. 1, 1951, in Gallup, N.M.
She is survived her mother, Amie Bader; aunts; uncles; cousins; and friends.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with services at 3 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.

EDWARD RAYMOND HEARNE
Mr. Hearne, 41, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 8, 2001, in St. Johns, Virgin Islands, as a result of an auto accident. He was a manager for a caravan auto service in the Virgin Islands. He served in the Army from 1976 to 1979.
Mr. Hearne was born Sept. 1, 1959, in Delaware County, Penn.
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice B. Hearne; his stepfather, Gene Annis; and a sister, Kimberly, of Okla.
A memorial beachside service was held. His ashes were scattered on the Virgin Islands. John Thomas Memorial Chapel, Virgin Islands, (340) 774-2900, handled the arrangements.

CHARLES R. "DICK" WEBSTER
Mr. Webster, 83, died Feb. 13, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a photographer and former president of Blair Junior College. He served in the Army.
Mr. Webster was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Crewe, Va., to George and Florence (Borum) Webster, who are deceased. He was married July 31, 1942, to Frances L. Cole.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Patti Gifford and Martha Stradley; a brother, George; a sister, Wrenn Monk; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Waggoner; and two sisters, Betty Thurston and Mildred Owens.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.

HAROLD M. POOL
Mr. Pool, 84, a former Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 14, 2001, in Denver. He was a data processor at Alexander Film Co. in Colorado Springs. He worked at Midland and Central Banks in Denver and the Colorado State Health Deparment. He served in Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Pool was born Jan. 17, 1917, in Colorado Springs, to John and Helen Pool, who are deceased. He was married Aug. 5, 1938, to Eunice Pick.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Dwight M., of Denver; a daughter, Carol Williams, of Elizabeth; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbine United Methodist Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. All States Cremation, 3200 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, (303) 234-0200, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation for Information Technology Education, P.O. Box 334, Denver 80210-0334.

BETTYE GRACE DAVIS
Mrs. Davis, 75, died Feb. 14, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Junction City, Kan., to James and Grace (Day) Breen, who are deceased. She was married Feb. 12, 1944, to Timothy J. Davis Sr.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Timothy J. Jr., James A. and Bryan B.; a daughter, DyAnne D. Hart; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Breen and Bobby Schreeve; and four sisters, Cora Schreeve, Liberty Marksbury, Violet Pollit and Patricia Ince.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Cascade 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.

BARBARA PROVIN
Mrs. Provin, 65, died Feb. 15, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker and a retired bookkeeper.
Mrs. Provin was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Kearney, Neb., to Don and Margaret Costello, who are deceased. She was married Dec. 2, 1954, to Wayne E. Provin.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Rodney and Kurt; a daughter, Robyn Zurier-Hadley; two brothers, Tom Costello and Jim Costello; two sisters, Jean Moore and Leanna Skarnulis; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

RETIRED COL. DELWIN B. AVERY
Col. Avery, 84, died Feb. 15, 2001, at a local care center. He was a senior staff engineer for Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for 20 years. He served in World War II, the Korean War and was highly decorated.
Col. Avery was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Castle Gate, Utah, to Vernile T. and Caroline G. (Arnasson) Avery, who are deceased. 
He is survived by a son, Dr. Delwin Barton Avery Jr., of North Logan, Utah; three daughters, Caroline Avery-Dahl, of Dallas; Dianne Avery, of Buffalo, N.Y. and Delonnie Henry, of McLean, Va.; his former wife, Myrtle Bonita Stewart; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service, with full military honors, will be at 2 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah.


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