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Colorado Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1015

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Date: Monday, 29 May 2017, at 10:39 p.m.

EDNA F. GIBSON

Mrs. Gibson, 80, died May 23, 2001, at a local care center after a long illness. She retired from sales at Sears.

Mrs. Gibson was born July 20, 1920, in Pottsville, Penn. She was married to Clifford DeWald, who is deceased. She was then married to Lincoln A. Gibson, who is deceased.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel A. DeWald and Robert A. Gibson; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; and sisters.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906. Mrs. Gibson's wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor Drive, Fountain 80817.

VIVIAN B. WALLACE

Vivian, 56, died May 24, 2001, at a local hospital. She was employed by Current and also volunteered at Penrose Hospital and Memorial Hospital.

Vivian was born July 4, 1944, in Washington to Morris Crabbe and Bernice Gates, who are deceased.

She is survived by two sons, Steve and Marten D.; a daughter, Karen; a stepmother, Dorothy Crabbe; and a grandchild.

Memorial mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Spartan Services, 955 S. Union Blvd., 634-0402, is handling arrangements.

RETIRED COL. RICHARD H. HACKFORD

Col. Hackford, 87, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for 30 years.

Col. Hackford was born March 20, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Richard J. and Ada C. (Lischer) Hackford, who are deceased. He was married July 9, 1940, to Mozelle Mize.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Richard H.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith M. MacDonald, and two brothers, Robert R. and Leslie.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. A private burial will be in West Point, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Namaste, 2 Penrose Blvd., Colorado Springs 80906.

LOIS A. SMOLDT

Mrs. Smoldt, 79, died May 25, 2001, at a local care center. She was a retired registered laboratory technician and a homemaker.

She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Osborne, Kan., to Roy and Edith (Bliss) Harvey, who are deceased. She was married March 27, 1947, to Richard M. Smoldt, who is deceased.

She is survived by three sons, Al, Bill and Steve; a daughter, Janet Bailey; nine grandchildren, Jim Buster, Leslie Smoldt, Ryan Smoldt, Andrea Smoldt, Michele Smoldt, Tim Smoldt, Jessica Smoldt, Ashley Smoldt and Susan Martin; and a great-grandson, Brenden.

Visitations will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Newton, Kan. Burial will be at Restlawn Gardens of Memory, Newton.

Memorial contributions pay be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs 80903.

TERESA C. COLTEN

Ms. Colten, 65, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a retired librarian from Central Library in Los Angeles.

Ms. Colten was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Chico, Calif., to Wesley and Zellabelle (Mason) Roberts, who are deceased.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Clarizio of California and Gwen Cleary of Craig; a sister Bertra M. Kusik and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Armin Schoen. Cremation is planned. The Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1597, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, P.O. Box 2662, Colorado Springs 80901.

RETIRED COL. RICHARD H. HACKFORD

Col. Hackford, 87, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He served as a pilot in the Air Force for 30 years.

Col. Hackford was born March 20, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Richard J. and Ada C. (Lischer) Brady, who are deceased. He was married July 9, 1940, to Mozelle Mize.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Richard H.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith M. MacDonald, and two brothers, Robert R. and Leslie.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel. A private burial will be in West Point, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to Namaste, 2 Penrose Blvd., Colorado Springs 80906.

HARRIET L. KENNEDY

Mrs. Kennedy, 80, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kennedy was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Bessie, Okla., to Isaac and Nina (Wallerstedt) Loewen, who are deceased. She was married April 4, 1941, to Louis J. Kennedy, M.D.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, L. James Jr., Richard M. and Thomas L.; a daughter, Sheri K. Rotole; two brothers, Donald Loewen and Jack Loewen; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Broadmoor Community Church-United Church of Christ, 315 Lake Ave. A private family inurnment is planned. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Penrose St. Francis Health Foundation, 961 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

EDITH B. RUSSELL

Mrs. Russell, 89, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She loved gardening and handwork.

Mrs. Russell was born Nov. 23, 1911, in McNair, Miss., to J.C. and Ethel (Allen) Robertson, who are deceased. She was married in June 1932 to Matthew C. Russell, who is deceased.

She is survived by a son, Ira L.; a daughter, Edith R. DeMio; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Matthew C. Jr.; two brothers, Ned Robertson and Ted Robertson; and two sisters, June Meadows and Dixie Brown.

There will be no local services. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Gulfport, Miss. Riemann Funeral Home, Gulfport, (228) 863-1522, is handling arrangements in Mississippi. 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.

ETHEL MARIE McKEEL

Mrs. McKeel, 53, a Colorado Springs resident, died May 23, 2001, in a Denver hospital of an unsuccessful heart transplant. She was a pianist.

Mrs. McKeel was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Alice, Texas. She was married May 17, 1969, to Russell K. McKeel.

Mrs. McKeel is survived by her husband; a son, Ryan William; a daughter, Laurel Renae; her father, Eugene William Becker; her mother, Mary Louise Becker; and a sister, Gerrye Jeanette Williams.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday with a reception to follow at First Congregation Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Colorado Springs Mortuary and Cremation Service, 3475 Astrozon Ct., 392-4144, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ in care of Laurel McKeel, 2737 Marilyn Road, Colorado Springs 80909.

SR. M. ELAINE BINTNER, O.S.F.

Sister M. Elaine, 90, died May 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a teacher.

Sr. M. Elaine was born Dec. 10, 1910, in Exira, Iowa, to Shomp and Anna (Lorentz) Bintner, who are deceased.

She is survived by a brother, Peter, of Olympia, Wash.; and two sisters, Helen Trott of Peoria, Ill. and Sr. Lourita Bintner of Colorado Springs.

A wake service will be at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Mount St. Francis Sisters' Chapel, 7665 Assisi Heights. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2650 Parish View. Burial will be at Mount St. Francis Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters' Retirement Fund, Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs 80919.

WILLIAM JOSEPH MICHAEL HOVENIC/AKA MIKE HAHN

Mike, 78, a former Avondale and Fountain resident, died April 29, 2001, in Pueblo. He was a heavy-equipment operator during his youth and later worked as an interstate truck driver. Late in life, he operated a wheelchair repair service. He was founder of the Universal Service of Essenian Ontology.

Mike was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Newton, Kan.

He is survived by two sons, William E. Hovenic of Colorado Springs and Michael D. Hovenic of Arvada; three other children, Ted Wilcox, Terry Wilcox and Tracey Becker, all of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren, Alan Hovenic and Jody Spendlow, both of Erie; and three great-grandchildren.

At the deceased's request, no services will be held. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7991, is handling arrangements.

DOROTHY N. MYERS

Dorothy, 79, died May 21, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was a local artist, decorator and homemaker.

Dorothy was born March 15, 1922, in York, Pa., to Amos M. and Katharine (Lease) Graff, who are deceased.

She is survived by a son, Alan B.; a daughter, Susan Landrith; two grandsons, Phillip and Jeffrey; and two great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery, York. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs 80909.

DENICE KATHERINE (WINTHER) COMES

Mrs. Comes, 41, a former Colorado Springs resident, died May 21, 2001, in Villisca, Iowa. She was a secretary at Hawkeye Excavating Co.

Mrs. Comes was born June 7, 1959, in Corning, Iowa, to Raymond and Norma Winther. Her mother is deceased. She was married Nov. 24, 1983, to Mick Comes.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Lindsey Comes, of Colorado Springs; her father; three brothers, Raymond C. Winther, Mark Winther and Craig Winther, all of Villisca; and two sisters, Mary S. Buick of Villisca and Debra C. Lehman of Tenville, Iowa. She was preceded in death by a son, Lane Eno.

Services will be held in Villisca. Burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Audubon, Iowa. Wolfe Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th, Villisca, (712) 826-4142, is handling arrangements.

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