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Deaths for March 12, 2017

March 11, 2017 Updated: March 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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Viola B. Fernandez

Born Oct. 6, 1938.

Died March 8, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Richard and Robert; a daughter, Regina; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. March 17, Shrine of Remembrance, "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. March 17, Shrine of Remembrance, "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Burial, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Mary J. Gustin

Born July 1, 1937.

Died March 9, 2017.

Certified nursing assistant, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Robert Alirez; four daughters, Erlinda Maestas, Gloria Wright, Delma Alirez-Mimm and Roseann Alirez; and 16 grandchildren. Services pending. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

David Eldis Kelley

Born April 21, 1941.

Died March 6, 2017.

Retired U.S. Air Force/civil engineer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Peggy; a son, Rob; a daughter, Kim Woolford; and five grandchildren. Services pending. The Springs Funeral Services.

Gerald "Jerry" K. Strauss

Born June 16, 1930.

Died March 10, 2017.

Retired welder and U.S. Navy veteran, 56-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two brothers, LeRoy and Mark. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. March 16, Shrine of Remembrance, "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Service, 2 p.m. March 16, Shrine of Remembrance, "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Entombment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Gate of Heaven. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory

Mary P. Murphy-Strauss

Born April 10, 1927.

Died March 2, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Floyd; a son, Tom Murphy; two daughters, Cathy Troup and Marge Priestley; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Vigil, 6:30 p.m. March 15, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. March 16, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Inurnment, Evergreen Cemetery. Chapel of Memories.

Betty M. Wray

Born Sept. 22, 1927.

Died March 8, 2017.

Patient sitter at Memorial Hospital, 55-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Charles Jr., and Robert; two daughters, Janice Edwards and Jeanne Lindenmier; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Acacia. Private entombment. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

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