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Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:00

Obituary – Johanna Okovic Goodman

December 17, 1945 – October 25, 2017

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Johanna Okovic Goodman, a Manitou Springs resident since 2008, passed away Oct. 25 at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1945. She is survived by her son, Daniel Eliot Goodman of New York City and by her husband, Jack Elder of Manitou Springs.

Johanna was a noted artist who had exhibited locally at the Manitou Art Center, The Sangre de Cristo Center and Library 21C. She also participated in a Concrete Couch project at Manitou Springs High School.

Elsewhere, she exhibited recently at The Yard in New York City and at Art Fusions in Miami. She will be interred in the family plot in Pennsylvania with plans for a local memorial still being made.

 

 
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

120116_WoM_PhillipsCelebrating 40 years!

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