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Gazette Premium Content Deaths for Sept. 26, 2013

Staff reports Published: October 4, 2013

William H. Beck

Born Aug. 29, 1926.

Died Sept. 23, 2013.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, William "Bill" Beck. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

James "Jamie" Bettner

Born April 5, 1966.

Died Sept. 16, 2013.

Meat and poultry salesman, lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Josh; and a daughter, Alex. Services private. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Dorothy Briggs

Born April 4, 1913.

Died Sept. 22, 2013.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Visitation, 3 p.m. Sept. 27, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Service, 10 a.m. Sept. 28, New Jerusalem Missionary Church, 5485 Alegre St. Chapel of Memories.

Andy Hanan

Born June 6, 1958.

Died Sept. 24, 2013.

Longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Domenica Escobar. Memorial service, 8 a.m. Sept. 28, St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 U.S. 85/87, Security. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

Ruth Hanson

Born Sept. 23, 1930.

Died Sept. 24, 2013.

Florist, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Stephen; and a daughter, Lori Lessard. Services pending. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Richard Donald Leggett

Born Sept. 27, 1928.

Died Sept. 22, 2013.

Graphic artist for the U. S Air Force, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, "Thelma" Jane; a son, Richard; and a daughter, Nichola Moore. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sept. 30, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 7400 Tudor Road. Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home.

arthur rasmussen

Born Feb. 24, 1920.

Died Sept. 20, 2013.

Survived by his wife, June; eight children, Julie Ong, Tom, Tim, Jane Peplaw, Jim, Christine Thomson, John and Rachel Novotny; and six grandchildren. Vigil, 6 p.m. Oct. 1, Swan-Law Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, St. Paul Catholic Church, El Pomar Road. Burial in Illinois. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Eleanor Bergeron Simler

Born June 29, 1923.

Died Sept. 21, 2013.

Survived by three sons, George, Pierre "Pete" and Michael; and two daughters, Catherine "Sumi" Haveran Bozarth and Nikki Simler Wilcox. Service, 10 a.m. Oct. 1, Air Force Academy Catholic Chapel. Burial, Air Force Academy Cemetery. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Veronica Slivka

Born April 15, 1926.

Died Sept. 22, 2013.

Quality control inspector, longtime Woodland Park resident. Survived by a son, Michael. The Springs Funeral Services.

Polk Allen Walker

Born Sept. 10, 1946.

Died Sept. 22, 2013.

Satellite technician, U.S. Army, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a son, Christopher A.; and three daughters, Michele A. Walker, Christina W. Breen and Lisa Becker. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Sept. 28, The Springs Funeral Services.

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