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Gazette Premium Content Deaths for Aug. 16, 2013

Staff reports Published: August 18, 2013

Jane E. (Tuxhorn) Bloor

Born May 14, 1925. Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Mental health counselor, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Dan Richardson. Services pending. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Gary E. Branson

Born May 1, 1943. Died Aug. 13, 2013.

U.S. Air Force, retired, and firefighter, 31-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Janet; two sons, James and Patrick; three daughters, Kimberly Branson, Jessica Becker and JoAnna Brown; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Robert D. Fittje

Born April 13, 1948. Died Aug. 14, 2013.

Co-founder of Fittje Brother's Printing, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Guy and Jason; two daughters, Michele Harrington and Jennifer Fittje; eight grandchildren; and his mother, Lillian. Service, 11 a.m. Aug. 20, Faith Lutheran Church of Castle Rock, 303 Ridge Road, Castle Rock. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Fredric "Ric" Fletcher

Born April 8, 1934. Died July 17, 2013.

Marines, real estate and small-business owner, former Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Roberta "Bobbi"; a daughter, Michelle; three sons, Shaun, Gordon and Brett; two grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Reimer-Lick and Dorothy Ann "Dot" Wilson; and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial was held in Silverton.

Brandon M. A. Fuller

Born Nov. 12, 1984. Died Aug. 10, 2013.

U.S. Army, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his father, Kendrick Wells; his mother, Camille; and a sister, Brittany D. Torrence. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21, Angelus Funeral Directors. Service, 11 a.m. Aug. 22, Trinity Baptist Church, 617 E. Fountain Blvd. Burial, Evergreen Funeral Home. Angelus Funeral Directors.

Carolyn Mae Herman

Born Jan. 25, 1937. Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Transporter for Hertz, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two daughters, Janet and Diane. Visitation, 2 p.m. Aug. 19, Cappadona's Family Services Funeral Home. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church, 186 N. McDonnell St., Byers. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Aug. 20, Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church. Burial, Byers Community Cemetery, 548 S. Owens St. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Annabel "Ann" M. Knudsen

Born Aug. 19, 1923. Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Schoolteacher, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Lyle; a son, David; and a daughter, Becky Englebright. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Sept. 1, Village Christian Church, 3113 Primrose Drive. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Lawrence J. Quaney

Born April 14, 1949. Died Aug. 12, 2013.

Master craftsman, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Terese; two sons, Timothy and Matthew; a daughter, Kimberly Striebel; 16 grandchildren; his mother, Eileen; two brothers, Ken and Kevin; and three sisters, Marilyn Green, Karen Quaney and Sharon Wienecke. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Aug. 24, Fellowship of the Rockies, 1625 S. 8th St. Front Range Crematory.

Sherri Lynn Swan

Born May 12, 1969. Died Aug. 14, 2013.

Retail UPC clerk, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Chris Cambridge; and a daughter, Brooke Ashley Cambridge-Swan. Memorial gathering and visitation, 10 a.m. Aug. 21, The Springs Funeral Services. Graveside services, 3 p.m. Aug. 21, Crystal Valley Cemetery. The Springs Funeral Services.

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