RUBY E. HUSTON
Mrs. Huston, 86, died June 1, 2001, at a local care center. She was a missionary.
Mrs. Huston was born March 3, 1915, in India. She was married Sept. 25, 1937, to the Rev. William Paul Sr., who is deceased. She was then married Aug. 19, 1978, to Ralph Huston, who is deceased.
She is survived by two sons, the Rev. William A. Paul and the Rev. David C. Paul; a daughter, Mary S. Ebbett; two step-daughters, Faith Pennington and Meredith Setty; four grandchildren, Betty Prieditis, William Paul, Dawn Paul and Steven Paul; and one great-grandchild, Ian Prieditis.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, 590-8922, followed by services at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Mortuary. Burial will be at Memorial Estates, Melrose Park, Ill.
JO ANN JONES
Mrs. Jones, 63, died May 31, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Jones was born April 14, 1938, in French Camp, Calif., to John A. and Anna Belle (Addington) Brown, who are deceased. She was married Oct. 13, 1962, to James Jones.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Frank Fabian; three daughters, Kellie L. West, Cory L. Tyson and Sharon M. Foutz; three sons-in-law, Glenn West, Russell Tyson and Don Foutz; a daughter-in-law, Birgit Fabian; a brother, James Edward Brown; two sisters, Mildred Joy Peters and Betty Jean Toledo; a mother-in-law, Ruby O. Jones; a brother-in-law, Lewis E.; a sister-in-law, Mattie F. Bullock; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren, Christopher, Nicole, Donald, Elijah and Janine; and three great-grandchildren, Branden, Kristina and Amelie. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Swan Law Funeral Home will handle cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite 100, Colorado Springs 80909.
Gary Mammel, former bank chief, dies at 53
Gary Mammel, a former local banker known for his accessibility and wit, died Thursday in Denver after a battle with colon cancer. He was 53.
Mammel headed the Colorado Springs operations of what is now Wells Fargo Bank from 1991 to 1994, helping the bank through a merger of its holding company with Minneapolis-based Norwest Corp.
Despite heading the city's largest bank, he kept his office in the lobby where he could greet and meet customers.
"He was the kind of guy that made everyone feel important, " said Mike Edgar, who now heads Well Fargo's consumer operations in the Springs. "He had a nickname for everyone. Mine was Roy of the Ranchettes because I lived on a small ranch in Ellicott."
Mammel also was instrumental in the 1995 founding of the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue, where he served as a member of the group's board of directors until his death. He is the only recipient of the center's Torch of Faith Award, given to him in October. The group encourages understanding and respect of the faith, culture and history Jews and Christians share.
"The center certainly would not exist without him, " said Rabbi Howard Hirsch, president of the Colorado Springs-based center. "He could see through the clouds when no one else could. He was able to see the success of the center when a lot of people were casting doubt on it."
A Colorado native, Mammel grew up in Denver and graduated from Colorado College. He earned master's and doctor's degrees in economics from the University of Kentucky, where he did his thesis on affordable housing. He married Susan Brinkerhoff of Denver in August 1972.
Mammel began his 30-year banking career with the Federal Home Loan Bank in Cincinnati and came to Colorado in 1974 as a vice president of First National Bank of Denver. He held several executive posts with successor banks, IntraWest Financial Corp. and United Banks of Colorado Inc. He also headed the company's banks in Boulder, Colorado Springs and Sterling.
He left Norwest in 1994 to head the Bank of Cherry Creek and Sturm Financial Group, the banking organization owned by Denver billionaire Donald Sturm that includes Western National Bank in Colorado Springs.
"His death is a tremendous loss for not only my organization, but all Colorado communities, " Sturm said. "He was a best friend, business partner and a dedicated, hard-working and charismatic leader and motivator."
Mammel resigned his banking posts earlier this year when he learned of his terminal illness.
"In the last year, when he knew what he had, he produced one of the most positive statements of life I have ever read. I keep it in a safe place in my home, " Hirsch said. "The last time I visited him, I went to comfort him and he ended up comforting me."
Mammel served on the boards of the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region. He also served on numerous boards in the Denver area, including the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters, Jordan Mammel of Estes Park and Lindsey Mammel of Houston; a sister, Kay Mammel Sellers of Denver; and his parents, Dr. Clayton and Jeanne Mammel of Denver.
Mammel planned his memorial service, which will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver. Interment will be in Leoti, Kan.
Donald and Susan Sturm have established the $1 million Gary Mammel Fund to promote home ownership for low- and moderate-income families. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has established a scholarship fund for Colorado school teachers to attend graduate-level economic education programs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice; the Gary Mammel Fund in care of the Sturm Financial Foundation, 3033 E. First Ave., Suite 200, Denver 80206; the scholarship fund through the Colorado Council on Economic Education, 225 E. 16th Ave., Suite 350, Denver 80203; or Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue, 3485 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80918.
By Wayne Heilman The Gazette
VIOLET LUCY ESGAR
Mrs. Esgar, 98, died May 30, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Esgar was born Aug. 10, 1902, in Climex Springs, Mo. She was married Aug. 11, 1925, to Herbert Esgar, who is deceased.
She is survived by four sons, Bob of Dallas, Bryce of Cascade, Roger of Yuma, Ariz., and Don of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Gale.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.
JOYCE A. GITHENS
Joyce, 62, died May 30, 2001, at a local hospital. She was designer and owner of Spiffy Skirts and retired from Garden of the Gods Club as the senior accountant. She had been a teacher in San Francisco before moving to Colorado Springs in 1968.
Joyce was born May 25, 1939, in Perlee, Iowa, to Adam and Barbara C. (Drzycimski) Mosinski. Her father is deceased.
She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie C. Helander and Katherine N. Githens, both of Colorado Springs; a son-in-law, Robert Helander; her mother of Fairfield, Iowa; a sister, Betty L. Roach of Fairfield; and a grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bear Creek Nature Center, Pavilion No. 4, 245 Bear Creek Road. A private burial was held. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Colorado Springs, 12 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.
HOWARD "WALLY" WALDROP
Mr. Waldrop, 72, died May 31, 2001, at a local hospital. He was director of engineering at New York Hospital. He served in the Marine Corps.
Mr. Waldrop was born June 17, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., to Howard Waldrop and Jean Woods, who are deceased. He was married March 23, 1974, to Virginia A. Tyrrell.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Joseph Campbell; three daughters, Sharon Ayers, Catherine Wallis and Patricia Gleason; two brothers, George and Joseph; a sister, Mickey Grey; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Lee.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. A private burial will be at a later date at sea.
JOSHUA JAMES HOVIS
Joshua, 18, died May 31, 2001, at his home in Woodland Park after a long illness. He was a student at Woodland Park High School.
Joshua was born Jan. 22, 1983, in Colorado Springs to Brad and Lyne L. Hovis.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Beth, of Woodland Park; and his grandparents, James and Nancy Hovis of Saginaw, Mich., Ellen Meyer of Colorado Springs and Larry and Sally Meyer of Kalamazoo, Mich. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel.
A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dayspring Christian Fellowship Church, 107 W. Henrietta Ave., Woodland Park. Mountain Memorial Services, 51 County Road 5, Divide, 687-0333, is handling cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joshua Hovis Memorial Fund in care of Pikes Peak Credit Union, 720 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 80863.
YVONNE MARIE PARK
Mrs. Park, 52, died May 30, 2001, at a local care center. She was an administrator for a group health insurance company.
Mrs. Park was born March 30, 1949, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Lawrence and Helene (Fabi) Cotanch, who are deceased. She was married April 8, 1972, to Bill Park.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Amanda Braeand Megan Rochelle, both of Colorado Springs; a stepdaughter, Michelle L. McConnell, of Syracuse; two brothers, Joseph Cotanch, of Castle Rock and Tom Cotanch, of Colorado Springs; a sister, Laurie Schulz, of Fort Collins; and two grandchildren, Danielle McConnell and Riley McConnell.
A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road, Black Forest. Burial will be private. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.
ELEANOR LOIS BAGENSTOS
Mrs. Bagenstos, 73, died May 31, 2001, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bagenstos was born May 15, 1928, in Independence, Iowa, to Rhinehart and Cora (Wilson) Gramenz, who are deceased. She was married May 9, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Herbert James Bagenstos.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Craig and Dennis; a daughter, Carol Caldwell; two brothers, Lloyd Gramenz and Donald Gramenz; two sisters, Amber Nicol and Gloria Holmstrom; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Orville; and six sisters, Lavalle, Evelyn, Erma, Hazel, Viola and Velma.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Drive. Evergreen Funeral Home, 1830 E. Fountain Blvd., 475-8303, handled cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs 80909 or Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.
JACK S. ANDERSON
Mr. Anderson, 54, a Colorado Springs resident, died May 30, 2001, in Denver. He was a communication worker for the Army. He served in the Army in Vietnam.
Mr. Anderson was born May 15, 1947, in Denver, to Howard and Eva Anderson. His father is deceased. He was married Dec. 10, 1975, in Korea, to Myong Cho.
He is survived by his wife of Colorado Springs; a son, David of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Maria Anderson of Colorado Springs and Kaycee Gomez of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, David of Tucson and Donald of California; a sister, Annette Larson of Colorado Springs; a grandson, Ryan; and a granddaughter, Rachel.
Viewing will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday with services at noon at Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. All Veterans Burial & Cremation Services, Wheat Ridge, (303) 234-0911, is handling arrangements.
STANLEY BERNARD DUSTRUDE
Mr. Dustrude, 59, died May 30, 2001, at a local care center. He was a dairyman and truck driver.
Mr. Dustrude was born Nov. 2, 1941, in Colorado Springs, to Harold B. and Pearley (Murr) Dustrude, , who are deceased. He was married Feb. 12, 1971, to Leona Brown.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven B. of Greeley and Stanley B. Jr. of Ellicott; two daughters, Michelle Lynn and Cathy; a brother, Joe of Ellicott; a sister, Joanie McHenry of Ellicott; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Marie.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., 632-7608. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Nolan Funeral Home, Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stanley Dustrude's name to Open Door Church, in care of Pastor Jerry Allen, 2055 Log Road, Ellicott (Calhan) 80808.