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Deaths for November 15, 2017

November 14, 2017 Updated: November 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm
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Joan M. Carroll

Born July 5, 1933.

Died Nov. 6, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Charles Taylor; three daughters, Kathryn Achen, Carolyn Callahan and Shirley Brown; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary.

Samuel Cooks Jr.

Born Jan. 20, 1929.

Died Nov. 7, 2017.

Retired U.S. Air Force, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Oknan Kim; two sons, Samuel Jay III and Edward Thomas; a daughter, Kim Ann; and seven grandchildren. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19, Angelus Funeral Directors. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Angelus Funeral Directors.

Richard Perfecto Cordova

Born April 18, 1939.

Died Nov. 10, 2017.

Retired U.S. Army, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Cecilia; three sons, Richard P. Jr., Raymond J. and Raphael J.; a daughter, Sylvia L.; two brothers, Steve and Rudy; and two sisters, Carol Swenson and Linda. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17, St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 U.S. Highway 85/87. Rosary, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, St. Dominic Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial, noon Nov. 18, St. Dominic Catholic Church. Angelus Funeral Directors.

John M. Davis

Born Feb. 9, 1952.

Died Nov. 12, 2017.

Laborer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his mother, Christine. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Nov. 17, Blunt Mortuary. Blunt Mortuary.

Clifford Scott Laughlin

Born May 10, 1966. Died Nov. 13, 2017.

Sales/retail, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his mother, Sue; and a sister, Laurie Mackay. The Springs Funeral Services - North.

Sandra Kay Moe

Born Aug. 8, 1949.

Died Nov. 6, 2017.

Executive director, longtime Yoder resident. Survived by her husband, Patrick E.; a son, Steve Holcomb; a daughter, Shaunna Casey; and 19 grandchildren. Celebration of life service, 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Ervin Earl Rutter

Born Feb. 6, 1952.

Died Nov. 11, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident.

Nancy Jeanette Simons

Born Sept. 13, 1950.

Died Nov. 10, 2017.

Antique dealer, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Todd and Corey G.; a daughter, Pamela A.; two brothers, Gary J. and Barry J. Raterink; a sister, Willabell Parr; and three grandchildren. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Nov. 18, The Springs Funeral Services - North. Private interment, Fairview Cemetery. The Springs Funeral Services - North.

Joyleen Maryon Smith

Born April 27, 1932.

Died Nov. 10, 2017.

Longtime Monument resident. Survived by her husband, Douglas L.; four sons, Kent A., Allan E., James L. and Wayne W.; and a daughter, Susan. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Larkin Mortuary, Salt Lake City. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Fermin "Peewee" Velasquez

Born July 19, 1955.

Died Nov. 12, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by four sons, Jay, Amos, Clint and Fermin; two daughters, Sonia Velasquez and Stephanie Abeyta; seven brothers, Mole and George Pacheco, Steve, Claude, Silver, Rocky and Clifford; three sisters, Carmen Velasquez, Annabelle Moss and Cleo Salazar; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Swan-Law Funeral Directors. Rosary, 11 a.m. Nov. 17, St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 U.S. Highway 85. Service, noon Nov. 17, St. Dominic Catholic Church. Inurnment, Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

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