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Deaths for Sept. 3, 2017

September 2, 2017 Updated: September 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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Mary "Frankie" F. Gribble

Born Sept. 11, 1925.

Died Aug. 31, 2017.

Homemaker, 50-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by two sons, Bill Jr. and Dave; a daughter, Pat Gervell; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Sept. 16, Village 7 Presbyterian Church, 4050 Nonchalant Circle S. Private inurnment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum/Funeral Home. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Billy E. McCarty

Born Dec. 15, 1929.

Died Aug. 30, 2017.

U.S. Air Force, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Glenda Owlsey; and two sisters, Helen Gibbs and Dorothy Markini. Visitation, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Service, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Advantage-Chapel of Memories. Advantage Chapel of Memories.

Michael "Mike" G. O'Dair

Born March 24, 1945.

Died Aug. 31, 2017.

U.S. Air Force veteran, senior vice president and senior financial adviser, 43-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Amy Jo; a son, Michael George Jr.; two daughters, Shannon Melcher and Kimberlee Gresham; and one grandchild. Services pending. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, Mausoleum and Crematory.

Jason Van Simons

Born Sept. 16, 1951.

Died Aug. 27, 2017.

Machinist, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by a daughter, Carrie; two sisters, Arlene Young and Cathy Erickson; and four grandchildren. The Springs Funeral Services.

Catarino "Junior" Tapia

Born June 5, 1935.

Died Aug. 29, 2017.

Construction, longtime Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his wife, Barbara Clevenger; two brothers, Ernie and Ralph; and a sister, Delores Montoya. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sept. 10, Life Change Praise Center, 308 Auburn Drive. Cappadona Funeral Home.

Philomena R. "Tillie" Varrone

Born Jan. 8, 1931.

Died Sept. 1, 2017.

Lifelong Colorado Springs resident. Visitation, 8:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 5, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Rosary, 9 a.m. Sept. 5, Corpus Christi. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Sept. 5, Corpus Christi. Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

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