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Deaths for Aug. 14, 2013

Staff reports Published: August 13, 2013

Daniel Isabel Castaneda

Born Sept. 21, 1990.

Died Aug. 10, 2013.

Cook, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his father, Martin; his mother, Lori Ann Colangelo; a brother, Martin Jr.; a sister, Christina Palacio; a stepbrother, Pablo Echaavarria; two stepsisters, Deanna Galindez and Marian Fairlie; and his grandparents, Carol and Dora Powell and Mr. and Mrs. Eleazar Sr. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Angelus Funeral Directors. Service, 11 a.m. Aug. 16, Angelus Funeral Directors. Burial, Fairview Cemetery.

Helen Ann Dillon

Born Dec. 6, 1924.

Died Aug. 11, 2013.

Homemaker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Dr. Robert; two sons, Michael J. and Stephen J.; two grandsons; and two granddaughters, Service, 10 a.m. Aug. 21, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 927 N. Logan Ave. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Donna L. Gruitch

Born Jan. 4, 1939.

Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Homemaker, longtime Green Mountain Falls resident. Survived by her husband, Pete; a son, John; and three daughters, Denice Anaya, Mariessa Bearden and Beth Gruitch. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Aug. 17, Blunt Mortuary.

Ernest J. Koppisch

Born Nov. 30, 1928.

Died Aug. 8, 2013.

Automotive salesman, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Shirley; three sons, Ernest IV, Andrew and Eric; and three daughters, Michelle Pace, Kelly Koppisch and Christi Nelson. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, Sacred Heart Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Blunt Mortuary.

Elizabeth payne morath

Died May 15, 2013.

Actress, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Stephen; three daughters, Martha Swanson, Ann Andreosatos and Susan Horner; and eight grandchildren. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Aug. 17, Chapel of Our Saviour, 4th Street and Polo Drive.Cecelia "June" Louise Theresa Newport

Born June 28, 1940.

Died Aug. 10, 2013.

Homemaker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Gaylen; three daughters, Lisa, Carla and Rhonda; a brother, Tom; and three sisters, Ann, Rose and Mary. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services.

Beverly E. Russell

Born Oct. 15, 1954.

Died Aug. 9, 2013.

Nurse, 27-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Wayne II and Joseph; a daughter, Mary Fontana; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

frank smetzer

Born Feb. 5, 1932.

Died Aug. 8, 2013.

Electrical engineer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Marylyn; a son, Doug; and a daughter, Susan Anderson. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Aug. 16, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Road. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Margaret F. Weaver

Born Jan. 30, 1935.

Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Charles Weaver Jr. and Karl Downing; and two daughters, Theresa Hughes and Jeanette Doweidt. Service, 10 a.m. Aug. 15, Evergreen Funeral Home. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.

Bernice Wofford

Born May 1, 1924.

Died Aug. 10, 2013.

61-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Kenneth; and a sister, Carline Snell. Private inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

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