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Deaths for December 14, 2017

December 13, 2017 Updated: December 13, 2017 at 11:15 pm
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Porfy Anthony Baca

Born Feb. 23, 1955.

Died Dec. 9, 2017.

Maintenance man, longtime Colorado resident. Survived by two sons, Jeremy and Jarrod; and a daughter, Amber Thrasher. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Dec. 15, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Avenue. Angelus Funeral Directors.

Keirn Clayton

Born June 10, 1940.

Died Dec. 8, 2017.

Machine operator, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by three sons, Keirn Jr., David and Anthony; two daughters, Connie Clayton and Emma Sanders; two stepdaughters, Mae Cobb and Louise; three brothers, Sam, Johnnie and Frank; and 36 grandchildren. Services private. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Gloria Elaine Crnkovic

Born June 10, 1935.

Died Dec. 12, 2017.

Homemaker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by four sons, Vernon Eugene Jr., Paul, Darrell and Michael; three daughters, Karen Brady, Nanette and Elaine; a brother, Wayne Hairston; and 12 grandchildren. The Springs Funeral Services.

Josephine Jeanette Dell

Born March 31, 1926.

Died Dec. 11, 2017.

Nutrition and food service director, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Ronald T.; a daughter, Debra Wynn; and four grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 14, The Springs Funeral Services. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15, Payne Chapel AME Church, 3625 Marion Drive. The Springs Funeral Services.

Tabitha Ann Gaston

Born July 3, 1972.

Died Dec. 12, 2017.

Longtime Calhan resident. Survived by her parents, Brian and Judith; two brothers, Jeffery and Brian Edward; and a sister, Laramie Lynn. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services-North.

Helen E. Gress

Born Dec. 23, 1923.

Died Dec. 10, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a stepson, Lyle. Visitation, 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18, The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Avenue. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Dec. 18, The Sanctuary Church,. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Cindy Johnson

Born Oct. 3, 1950.

Died Dec. 9, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Charlotte Hatchett; her mother, Dorothy Conklin; two brothers, Charlie Conklin and David Fillenworth; and four sisters, Cheryl Conklin, Vicki Contreras, Julie Bouchard and Trisha Nolen. Cappadona Funeral Home.

James L. Leslie

Born June 13, 1935.

Died Dec. 10, 2017.

Retired U.S. Army, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Teresita Ann; a son, James L. Jr.; and three daughters, Janet L. Morrow, Tisha A. Dodson and Tiana Renard. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Angelus Funeral Directors. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Dec. 19, Angelus Funeral Directors. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors.

Martha Jean McClintick

Born Aug. 26, 1931.

Died Dec. 11, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Douglas; a daughter, Linda Kmiec; and three grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Funeral service, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Herbert Glen Merklen

Born Sept. 9, 1937.

Died Dec. 12, 2017.

Business owner, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Stacey Rogers; and three grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Dec. 16, Tri-Lakes Church of Christ, 20450 Beacon Lite Road. The Springs Funeral Services-North.

Patricia Ann Quist

Born March 17, 1927.

Died Dec. 8, 2017.

Chief Warrant Officer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a brother, Kenneth; and a sister, Beverly. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19, The Springs Funeral Services. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Dec. 19, The Springs Funeral Services. The Springs Funeral Services.

Michael E. Sawyer

Born Jan. 13, 1957.

Died Dec. 10, 2017.

U.S. Army veteran, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Diane; a son, Brian; a daughter, Carolyn Graham; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life service, 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Diana Spurlin

Born July 31, 1963.

Died Dec. 5, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Kelly; a son, Tim; and her three grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Dec. 16, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Chapel of Memories.

Gina Y. Stone (Cole)

Born July 20, 1965.

Died Dec. 10, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her father, Norris Cole; five brothers, Robert Broadie, Eddie Broadie, Jerry Chelton-Broadie, Ricky and Johnny; and three sisters, Kecia Cole, Gale Crawford and Linda McCray. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary. Dove Witt Family Mortuary.

Carol Ann Williford

Born Dec. 24, 1946.

Died Dec. 8, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Dave; and a sister, Doris McCulloch. Dove Witt Family Mortuary.

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