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Staff reports Published: June 11, 2014

Marcella Ankum

Born Sept. 11, 1922.

Died June 8, 2014.

Housekeeper, 50-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a brother, Elishua Wright; and a sister, Mary Miller. Visitation 10 a.m. June 16 with Funeral service to follow at Fresh Start Baptist Church, 3231 Chelton Circle. Entombment at Shrine of Rememberance. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Melissa Marie Evans

Born July 10, 1974.

Died June 8, 2014.

Homemaker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by husband Alwyn; mother Rosa (Aguilar) Thompson; son Brennan Peterson; two sisters Adriane and Natalie Thompson. Services held in El Paso, Texas. Burian at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Cappadona Funeral Home.

David Ernaldo Maestas

Born June 16, 1939.

Died June 5, 2014.

Construction worker, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by spouse Lorona; daughter Debra; two sisters, Lorraine Tafoya and Marvene Vallejo; and brother Steve. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. June 12 at St Joseph Southgate Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Chapel of Memories.

George Walton Peterson

Born Aug. 29, 1933.

Died June 7, 2014.

Pilot, U.S. Air Force, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Sally; son, Doug; a daughter, Judy; three brothers, Ron, David and Alan; and four grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. June 14, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. The Springs Funeral Services.

Dorothy L. Taylor

Born Oct. 17, 1922.

Died May 31, 2014.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Funeral service, 2 p.m. June 12, Grace Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Home.

William John Whitman

Born Oct. 29, 1952.

Died June 6, 2014.

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

Donald J. Zimla

Born June 12, 1943.

Died June 9, 2014.

Retired U.S. Air Force, civil service at the U.S. Air Force Academy, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Ella; and a daughter, Teresa. Memorial service, 11 a.m. June 18, Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore Street. Cappadona Funeral Home.

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