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Gazette Premium Content Deaths for June 11, 2014

Staff reports Published: June 10, 2014

Alfonso A. Atencio

Born June 9, 1925.

Died June 4, 2014.

Engineer, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Pola; a son, David; and two daughters, Monica Simpson and Ana. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. June 12, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3122 Poinsetta Drive. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Irma Ovidia Balle

Born June 13, 1926.

Died June 8, 2014.

Co-owner of Aksland Construction, 45-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by children Rose Durham, Thor Aksland, Irene Freckleton, Karen Swartley, David Aksland. Services 11 a.m. June 14 at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 5265 N. Union Blvd. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

James Brewer

Born Sept. 15, 1942.

Died June 8, 2014.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Judith; a son, Dan; and a daughter, Jennifer Brewer-Schell. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. June 12, Evergreen Funeral Home. Funeral service, 12 p.m. June 13, Vista Grande Baptist, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. Evergreen Funeral Home.

Chile Charles Collins

Born Sept. 4, 1979.

Died June 7, 2014.

Computer technician, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Tenia; a son, Shyheim; a daughter, Azailah Knox-Bell; parents Willie and Linda; two brothers, Joseph and Enrico; and three sisters, Jacquelin Thomas, Charlisa Corley and Nichole Cates. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services.

Dorothy Marie Jorski towne

Born Oct. 11, 1920.

Died May 1, 2014.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. June 14, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 8 El Pomar Road. Inurment at Arlington National Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Bruce N. Del Porte

Born June 27, 1955.

Died June 9, 2014.

Engineer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by three brothers, Michael, Scott and Tom; sister Lynn; and his companion, Gloria Crossett; Celebration of Life Open House, 3 to 5 p.m. June 20, with Eulogy remembrances at 4 p.m., Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Mary Rita Groth

Born Oct. 21, 1926.

Died June 7, 2014.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Rosary, 6 p.m. June 13, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. June 14, St. Joseph Catholic Chuch. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Director's.

Racheal E. Hicks

Born Sept. 19, 1916.

Died June 10, 2014.

Bookkeeper, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Jerry D. Minnehan

Born Aug. 16, 1957.

Died June 6, 2014.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his mother, Cleo; two brothers, Michael and Allan; and a sister, Brenda Fontaine. Memorial service, 1 p.m. June 17, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Evelyn Ramsay

Born March 21, 1929.

Died June 7, 2014.

Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Lena. Funeral service, 2 p.m. June 19, Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Private interment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Charles Roebuck

Born Sept. 18, 1925.

Died June 3, 2014.

Construction supervisor, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Reba Cross; and a daughter, Karen Terbeek. Burial and Graveside, 2:30 p.m. June 17, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Rebecca Piedad Valdez

Born Nov. 11, 1937.

Died June 7, 2014.

Account specialist, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Edward; son, Raymond; daughter, Karla Koehler; and a sister, Marcella Sandoval. The Springs Funeral Services.

William John Whitman

Born Oct. 29, 1962.

Died June 6, 2014.

Longtime Fountain resident. Survived by his wife, Lillian; and two daughters, Melanie Schips and Tanya Whitman. Memorial service, 3 p.m. June 14, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary.

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