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Deaths for October 29, 2017

October 28, 2017 Updated: October 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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Joseph Bettencourt

Born Nov. 19, 1949.

Died Oct. 12, 2017.

Building contractor, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Judith "Judy" Graves-Hoefler. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Nov. 18, The Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Gerald "Gerry" Buckley

Born Jan. 18, 1949.

Died Oct. 23, 2017.

Restaurant owner, 50-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by wife Karen; two sons, Steven and Jason; a brother, Ronald; and a sister, Sharon Baumer. Services pending. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Donna Beth Harfert

Born Oct. 2, 1944.

Died Oct. 21, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by her husband, Darwin; two sons, Marlin and Mike Schmeiser; two stepsons, Michael and Terry; a stepdaughter, Cindy Harfert-Hurst; two brothers, Ronald and Arnie Bevans; and a sister, Nina Fuchs. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, East Central Methodist Church, 4373 Galley Road. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Lara Mae Malone

Born Aug. 27, 1983.

Died Oct. 27, 2017.

Longtime Monument resident. Survived by her husband, Andreas. Services pending. Return to Nature Funeral Home.

Carla Pavon

Born Jan. 11, 1979.

Died Oct. 13, 2017.

Self-employed, seven-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Luis Santana; a daughter, Victoria; her mother, Maria Scapin; and three sisters, Alexandra Burgess, Loreta Pavon and Jade Scapin. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Lois J. Ploetz

Born April 11, 1934.

Died Oct. 27, 2017.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Terry; and two daughters, Laurie Hetzel and Sherryl Kolpanen. Service, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2, Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 120 N. 31st St. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Herman W. Spencer

Born Nov. 6, 1926.

Died Oct. 26, 2017.

Retired U.S. Army, sergeant first class, 26-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Michael and Mark; a daughter, Jean Less; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services pending. Private inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Garden of Angels. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Crematory, and Mausoleum.

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