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Deaths for Dec. 17, 2013

Staff reports Published: December 18, 2013

Michael Adams

Born Oct. 26, 1940.

Died Nov. 16, 2013.

Auto body repairman, longtime Monument resident. Survived by a son, Michael; and daughters Kathy Coffey, Laura Groves. Blunt Mortuary.

John W. Bartels

Born Feb. 18, 1950.

Died Dec. 13, 2013.

Truck driver, lifelong Fountain resident. Survived by his wife, JoAnn Karch; a daughter, Carmen; and three stepsons, Gary Strobridge, Chet and Clay Karch. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Eileen (Goodman) Boatright

Born May 3, 1921.

Died Dec. 13, 2013.

Homemaker, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Dec. 19, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Entombment, Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Ronald Anthony Cartellone

Born Sept. 22, 1937.

Died Dec. 15, 2013.

Computer analyst, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Chris; a daughter, Dawn; a brother, Jack; and a sister, Ruth Ann Smith. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services.

Joan Patricia Chagoya

Born Dec. 31, 1975.

Died Dec. 16, 2013.

Administrative secretary, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her companion, Lisa Ann Quintania; a son, Isaiah Arellano; a daughter, Brianna Aguilar; and her mother, Eleanor Garcia. Memorial service, noon Dec. 31, The Springs Funeral Services. The Springs Funeral Services

John David Chulay

Born Jan. 14, 1959.

Died Dec. 14, 2013.

Movie studio worker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his father, Albert M.; a brother, Michael; and two sisters, Julia Chulay and Suzanne Logan. Services private. The Springs Funeral Services.

Audrey M. Gatlin

Born Aug. 16, 1925.

Died Dec. 13, 2013.

Homemaker/volunteer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Brig. Gen. Jesse C. Gatlin, Jr.; three sons, Jesse C. III, John Robert and Joseph Gatlin; and a daughter, Donna Hinman; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Visitation, 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 21, with Rosary to follow at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Harold Thomas "Pinkie" Graham

Born Aug. 7, 1929.

Died Dec. 10, 2013.

Communications, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Kathie; two daughters, Trish Robinson and Debra Kwiatowski; a brother, William; grandsons, Josh, and Robbie; and a granddaughters, Amber and Mak. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services.

Karen Kent

Born July 24, 1944.

Died Dec. 12, 2013.

Accountant, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Larry; two sons, Ronald and Donald; and a brother, Ronald Smith. Celebration of life service, 11 a.m. Dec. 21, First Baptist Church, 10915 Black Forest Road. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Willie DeWitt Nickerson

Born July 6, 1947.

Died Dec. 14, 2013.

Cook, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Marion; five sons, Keith Taylor, George Pollard, Dion Pollard, Jacoby Pollard and Justin Nickerson; and four daughters, Kelly Taylor, Marie Nickerson, Andrea Nickerson and Bianca Bean. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20, The Springs Funeral Services. The Springs Funeral Services.

Jerry R. Minnehan

Born Aug. 3, 1939.

Died Dec. 11, 2013.

Pipefitter with HPE, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by three sons, Jerry D., Michael D. and Allan N.; and a daughter, Brenda K. Fontaine. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Dec. 18, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Wilburn L. Petty Jr.

Born Sept. 21, 1923.

Died Dec. 13, 2013.

Computer electronics technician, 22-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two daughters, Janet Benson and Lisa Rice. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Dec. 19, Village at Skyline (Community Room), 2365 Patriot Heights. Front Range Crematory.

Norma Jean Preskewitz

Born June 25, 1936.

Died Nov. 27, 2013.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, William. Chapel of Memories.

Carlotta Tafoya

Born Sept. 21, 1958.

Died Dec. 11, 2013

Security guard, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Lloyd; a son, Daniel; a daughter, Lanae; and a sister, Theresa Richard. Services private. Cappadona Funeral Home.

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