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Thursday, 06 July 2017 13:00

Obituary – Nancy Keithley Galles

July 5, 1944–July 2, 2017

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Nancy passed away in her home surrounded by her local family.

Born in Colorado Springs and a lifelong Manitou resident, Nancy inherited her love of nature from her grandfather, Pike National Forest Supervisor Everard Spencer Keithley. She passed that love on to her two sons, Charles and Douglass.

She was a nurse professionally, but her true passion was the arts. She took painting lessons up until just a few months before her death. She loved to make jewelry and honored her friends and family with beautiful beaded necklaces and bracelets.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Klaus Galles, and her mother and father. Nancy is survived by: her son, Charles Edmundson; his wife, Lynda; and grandchildren, Sadie, Autumn and Spencer; her son, Douglass Edmundson; his wife, Annie; and his children Arlen Keyte and Jayde. She is also survived by her sister, Mary (and Bob) Vinci, brother Tom (and Marlene) Keithley and numerous other loving family members as well as her stepchildren, Angela and Michael Galles.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, July 13, from 4–6 p.m. at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave.

A celebration will be held at her home, 15 Keithley Place, Manitou Springs, after the visitation.

 
Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:00

Obituary – Barbara Ann Salamon

February 3, 1932 – April 24, 2017

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Barbara Ann Salamon, 85, passed away peacefully at home in Manitou Springs on April 24, 2017.

Born Feb. 3, 1932 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Bocovich; husband, George Salamon; siblings, Frank, Ed and Paul Bocovich; and son, Thomas E. Salamon.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Anne (David) Cise of Herriman, Utah; daughter-in-law, Carol Lynn Salamon of Manitou Springs; two grandchildren, Christine (Donald) Billings of Castle Rock, and Thomas M. Salamon of Manitou Springs; and four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Catelyn, and Zachary Billings, and Averi Salamon.

Barbara, a lifelong Colorado resident, graduated in 1950 from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loretto Heights College in 1954. Barbara served her local community hospitals and nursing homes and traveled to rural communities providing nursing services.

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:00

Kiwanis Foundation bestows scholarships

Story and photo submitted by Steve Sinn

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Photo courtesy of Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club

From left, Hunter Sherraden, Shelby Hard, Cassandra Lancaster, Kaitlyn Grieb, Carli Nanfito and A.J. Anderson celebrate winning their scholarships.

The Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs met Monday, May 1, to award its annual Manitou Springs Kiwanis Foundation scholarships to six Manitou Springs High School graduates. They are:

  • Hunter Sherraden, the Stewart and Marion Tresouthick Scholarship;
  • Carli Nanfito, the Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs in Honor of Bill Aman Scholarship;
  • Cassandra Lancaster, Wilson and Charlotte Bundy Scholarship;
  • Shelby Hard, the A. and Florence E. Maltby Scholarship;
  • Kaitlyn Grieb, the A. and Florence E. Maltby Scholarship; and
  • A.J. Anderson, the Wilson and Charlotte Bundy Scholarship.

Attendees included the students and their parents along with other invited guests, including Mayor Nicole Nicoletta and her daughter, Grace Chavez.

Each recipient received a scholarship named for contributors who have made the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Foundation scholarship program possible. The program started in 1956 with a contribution from Alvin O. Maltby in memory of his late wife, Florence. Maltby contacted Wilson Bundy, then the school superintendent, to set up the scholarship. The school administered the scholarship until the Kiwanis Club was asked to take it over.

Over the years, the club’s foundation has awarded more than half of a million dollars in scholarships to Manitou Springs High School students.

 
Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:00

Megyeri to play basketball at CSU-Pueblo

Story by Daniel Mohrmann
Photo by Casey Bradley Gent

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Shelby Megyeri is heading to the RMAC.

The Manitou Springs senior guard announced on Twitter Sunday night that she will continue her basketball career at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

“Out of all my options, I like that it’s close to home and I like the coach and the team down there,” Megyeri said. “They’re having a really good season and my parents will be able to watch me play and I think that’s really important.”

Megyeri could go down as the best girls player to come through Manitou in the program’s history.

According to MaxPreps, she has scored 1,590 career points. She set the school scoring record last year and also holds school records in assists and steals. At the conclusion of last year, she had recorded 297 career assists and 250 career steals.

“I don’t expect to start or anything (right away),” Megyeri said. “I think I can be a big factor to the team and contribute a lot. I’m excited.”

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:00

Obituary – Bonnie Faye Clement

September 27, 1941 – January 17, 2017

021617_BonnieFayeClementBonnie Faye Clement, 75, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was born in Yakima, Washington, to the late Johnnie and Edna Price.

She grew up in Manitou Springs, where she graduated from high school. She then moved to Midland, Texas, where she worked as a data clerk at San Jacinto Junior High School until her retirement.

She is survived by her two children: Kim (Billy) and Lori (Rick); and her granddaughter, Tiffany (Curtis); brother, Johnny (Loretta) Price of Manitou Springs; and her sister, Sandra (Chris) Large, and brother, Raymond Price, both of Colorado Springs; and three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

No services are being held at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 
Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:00

Ringing endorsement

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George Borman took a few Bulletins along while visiting Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell.

 
Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:00

Commemoration – Tim and Jan Phillips

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Married in Manitou Springs 40 years ago this Saturday, Dec. 3, the couple continues to enjoy the area after retiring from many years of work within the local community. They have a son, Bubba Phillips, who resides in Manitou Springs and a daughter, Brandi Baker, who resides in Philadelphia with her husband Rick and two children. They are proud grandparents to a nine-year-old granddaughter and five-year-old grandson.

Happy 40th Anniversary Mom, Dad, Papa and Grandma! We look forward to celebrating many more!

Love,
Bubba, Brandi, Rick, Bailey and Braden

 

 
Thursday, 13 October 2016 13:00

Commemoration – Tom and Rita Forsett

101316_WoM_Tom_Rita_ForsettCelebrating 60 years!

Tom and Rita Forsett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 15.

Tom and Rita were married at the Manitou Springs Community Congregational Church in 1956.

They have two children, Rebecca (Paul) and John (Connie) along with two grandchildren, Alex and Chad.

 
Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:00

Obituary – Mary Katherine Whitt

October 7, 1949 – September 17, 2016

Mary Whitt was a resident of Manitou Springs for 23 years. She passed away on Sept. 17, 2016.

Mary was born in Nashville, Arkansas on Oct. 7, 1949, but spent her childhood and early adult years in St. Louis, Missouri. She moved to Colorado in 1968 to attend the University of Denver, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in social work. It was at DU that Mary met her beloved husband, George.

She spent over 40 years working as a mental health therapist in the Colorado Springs community through her practice, Positive Change.

Her other job as a devoted and loving mother took up the rest of her time, as she helped with homeroom parties, coaching tee-ball and softball alongside George, and as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s friends. You could always find Mary with a book in her hand, or a craft project on the table.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Claire Warner. She is survived by her husband, George Whitt; her three children, Michael, Ryan, and Claire Whitt; and her granddaughter, Alexis Bitz-Whitt. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Jack Warner, Peggy Facer, Mike Warner, Ted Warner, Pat Warner, and Betsy Warner.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs.

 

 

 
Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:00

Obituary – Christopher Alexander Wilbur

Feb. 26, 1980 – Aug. 12, 2016

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Staff Sgt. Christopher Alexander Wilbur, 36, based out of Fort Carson, and formerly of Granite City, Ill., passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson. He was born Feb. 26, 1980 in Granite City, Ill.

In destiny and fate, he married, in his words, “My sweet and wonderful wife, the mother of our children, the love of my life and my most bestest friend in the whole universe,” Lindsey Angele (Bishop) Wilbur on Oct. 30, 2009 in Clarksville, Tenn., and she survives.

He graduated from Granite City High School in 1998 and had worked with friend, Jack Hoppe, for several years as a drywall expert. The dedicated United States Army veteran proudly served in the Army since June 8, 2005. Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson.

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