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1 year 6 months ago

Funeral today for film critic Ebert

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert will be laid to rest today. A public memorial service is planned for 10 am at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. The Pulitzer Prize winning writer and long time movie critic for the Chicago Sun Times passed away Thursday at the age of 70 after...

2 years 8 months ago

Mourners say good-bye to Paterno

A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 is expected to pack a Penn State arena for one more tribute to Joe Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday at age 85 from lung cancer. The event called "A Memorial for Joe" will cap three days of public...

2 years 11 months ago

Colorado Army Ranger's funeral

CALMAR, Iowa (AP) - Funeral services will be held in Calmar in northeast Iowa for an Army Ranger from Colorado who died in Afghanistan last month. Twenty-year-old Pfc. Christopher Horns, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two other soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion on Oct. 22 in the...

2 years 11 months ago

Community says goodbye to fallen soldier

Family and friends gathered this morning to say goodbye to Staff Sgt. Brian Cowdrey. Hundreds packed the auditorium at La Junta High School to pay their last respects. Cowdrey was a 1990 graduate of La Junta High School.A solemn grave side service with full military honors follows as Staff Sgt....

3 years 2 months ago

Teen remembered as light hearted, loving

Hundreds came together at Trinity of the Nazarene Church to remember 16 year old Austin Howse. He and two of his friends were killed a week ago, shot in this neighborhood near "We can't imagine that cutting somebody off results in 3 young people being murdered." said El Paso County...

3 years 7 months ago

Mourners pay respects to last WWI veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) - Friends, fellow veterans and complete strangers are paying their respects to the last American veteran of World War I. The body of Frank Buckles is resting in a flag-draped casket at a funeral home in Washington. Buckles will be buried Tuesday with full military honors at...

3 years 7 months ago

Funeral scheduled for slain Colorado officer

LIMON, Colo. (AP) - Services are scheduled Tuesday for a Limon police officer who was shot and killed while trying to serve a Tennessee arrest warrant on a suspect. Twenty-seven-year-old Jay Sheridan was killed Wednesday in Limon. The suspect, 52-year-old Dennis Mark Hasty, was later found dead after...

3 years 7 months ago

Funeral for tow truck driver

The funeral for Allen Rose, the tow truck driver who was dragged to his death last week in Colorado Springs, continues at a local church. The service started about a half hour late because so many tow trucks were arriving in the parking lot. Reporter Zach Thaxton says there...

3 years 7 months ago

Tow trucks gather in tribute

Tow trucks from Southern Colorado and the rest of the state have begun to gather on southbound I-25 at the scenic overlook to the Air Force Academy. There are enough tow trucks that traffic is running slow in the area. We have a crew on the scene and will be...

3 years 9 months ago

Plane crash funeral to be held this morning

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A funeral service is planned this morning at Colorado Spring's U.S. Air Force Academy for a husband and wife killed in a small civilian plane crash last month. Twenty-five-year-old Air Force Capt. Martin Anthony Riggan Jr. and his wife Nicole Riggan will be buried...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado flags ordered to half staff

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings tomorrow, in honor of two fallen Army soldiers: Sgt. Aaron B. Cruttenden, 25, and Spc. Dale J. Kridlo, 33. Sgt. Cruttenden and Spc. Kridlo were killed in action Nov. 7 when...

4 years 1 month ago

Funeral for McKinley will be Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Funeral services for Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley are scheduled for Monday in Austell, Ga., near his hometown of Mableton. McKinley's father, Kenneth McKinley, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that services at the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral will be open to the...

4 years 1 month ago

Hometown honors fallen Fort Carson soldier

About 1,000 mourners filled a northern Indiana school auditorium for the funeral of a 26-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan. Army Spc. Chad Clements was deployed from Fort Carson. Firefighters used two snorkel trucks to hoist a garrison-sized flag over the entrance to Huntington North High School for Sunday's funeral for...

4 years 1 month ago

Army chaplain honored at Fort Carson

A funeral was held at Fort Carson Thursday morning for Captain Dale Goetz, an Army chaplain killed last week in Afghanistan. Goetz was killed when a roadside bomb exploded. He was one of several men who died when their convoy was hit near Kandahar province. He will be buried...

4 years 2 months ago

Funeral held for former Councilman Dr. Ted Eastburn

Approximately 800 people attended a memorial service Friday for Ted Eastburn, a renowned cardiologist, former Colorado Springs City Councilman, and one-time mayoral candidate. Eastburn committed suicide early Tuesday morning in the offices of Pikes Peak Cardiology at Memorial Hospital, where he worked. Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus...

4 years 2 months ago

Smit funeral planned for next week

Funeral services for nationally recognized detective, Lou Smit, will be held at New Life Church on Friday, August 20. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by services at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Pikes Peak Hospice, Safe2Tell, and Caring Bridge,...

4 years 2 months ago

Sisters, accident victims remembered

It was the suddenness of the loss that has left so many in here shocked and broken hearted. Last week, Jessica Dunovsky, 18 and her sister Lacey, 14 were riding with friend Abelina Gallegos on a gravel road near Penrose when their jeep rolled. None of them survived. On...

4 years 3 months ago

Toddler remembered

Family and friends came together today, to honor the life of 2 year old Jaydien Stroud. The toddler, was killed last week, in a tragic accident along highway 24, in Falcon. A memorial tribute was held at First Lutheran Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Jaydien was the love of...

4 years 4 months ago

Actor Dennis Hopper remembered at NM service

Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer and Dean Stockwell were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San...

4 years 4 months ago

Supersize my casket!

It can be called a sign of the times. We as Americans are getting bigger and it's impacting businesses in unusual ways. As waist sizes expand--so too have caskets. Typical caskets 24 inches wide are now being replaced with 32 inch caskets...in some cases even 40 to 52 inches...

4 years 8 months ago

Saturday funeral for 2 killed in plane collision

A funeral service is planned Saturday for the two brothers who were killed when two planes collided midair near Boulder Municipal Airport last Saturday. Fifty-eight-year-old Bob Matthews and his 56-year-old brother Mark Matthews were in a Cirrus SR-20 that crashed with a Piper Pawnee being flown by 25-year-old Alexander Howard...

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