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Deaths for Oct. 8, 2017

October 8, 2017 Updated: October 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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Glennis Wathan Ballard

Born Dec. 14, 1929.

Died Oct. 4, 2017.

Computer programmer, retired U.S. Air Force, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Anna Lou; four daughters, Debbie Mestas, Gail Sanchez, Glenna Hall and Tammy Lee Maltais; and seven grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10, The Springs Funeral Services. Service, 10 a.m. Oct. 11, The Springs Funeral Services. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. The Springs Funeral Services.

Joann Francis Royse

Born Sept. 30, 1928.

Died Oct. 2, 2017.

Homemaker, Colorado Springs resident since the early 1980s. Survived by two sons, Michael W. and James I.; a daughter, Lilann M.; and two grandchildren. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. Inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of True Love. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Ben M. Shepherd

Born July 13, 1935.

Died Oct. 5, 2017.

Procurement manager, Retired U.S. Army, 51-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Lidia; a son, Jim; two daughters, Shirley Miller and Anna Benson; three brothers, Roy, Gerald and Steve; two sisters, Polly Pope and Margaret Ann Chapman; and five grandchildren. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1830 S. Corona Ave. Visitation, 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass, Oct. 14, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Our Risen Savior. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Leonard Vigil

Born Dec. 13, 1949.

Died Oct. 5, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Estella; a son, Brian; two daughters, Lisa Towe and Jessica; three brothers, Raymond, Arthur and Arsenio Marquez; five sisters, Emelda Cook, Figie Trujillo, Barbara Martinez, Eva Martinez and Angie Bullard; and three grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Service, 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Shrine of Remembrance. Private inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Faith. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

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