April 24, 2013 4:02 AM
A funeral will be held for the fire captain killed in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
Captain Kenneth Harris, Junior, 52, will be the first person laid to rest following the explosion that leveled a large portion of West last week. Harris was a veteran of the Dallas Fire... more »
April 8, 2013 3:41 AM
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... more »
March 27, 2013 7:44 AM
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) - A married father of three who was killed while working as a pizza delivery driver is being remembered at a memorial service in Lafayette. The service for 27-year-old Nathan Leon, of Commerce City, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. Leon was reported missing after going out... more »
March 16, 2013 11:23 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy is holding a funeral service for its first African-American graduate. The service for Charles Vernon Bush will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Pavilion. Bush died Nov. 5 at his home in Lolo, Mont. at 72. He... more »
February 22, 2013 12:53 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral for the late country star will be held at Crossroads Church and will be private. A Friday news release says a memorial organized by friends and the music community... more »
February 20, 2013 12:20 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The family a Cincinnati soldier whose body was at a Colorado Springs hotel room Sunday morning describe their sister and daughter as a very warm and caring individual. Sgt. Kimberly Walker, 28, part of a refueling company attached to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at... more »
September 10, 2012 7:37 PM
A beautiful memorial ceremony in the perfect place for retired Pueblo Police Captain John Barger. Barger, 64, was a retired cop and avid pilot who passed away August 31 in a plane crash that also took the life of Sheriff's Captain Leide Defusco. Today friends and family joined together at... more »
July 27, 2012 6:49 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Funeral is scheduled for Friday in Austin for a Texas-born father killed in the massacre at a Colorado movie theater showing the new Batman movie. The funeral for Gordon Cowden will be held at Riverbend Church in Austin with burial in Austin Memorial Park. The 51-year-old... more »
July 12, 2012 6:56 AM
EASLEY, S.C. (AP) - A funeral home in northwestern South Carolina will be offering what it calls the Starbucks experience to those needing comfort, or just a cup of coffee. Robinson Funeral Home in Easley is building a coffee shop attached to the funeral home. The Coffee Corner will feature... more »
March 7, 2012 12:18 PM
A funeral service for a Colorado Springs native killed in Africa will be held March 12 at 10 a.m. in the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, followed by a graveside service at the Academy cemetery.
Capt. Ryan Hall, 30, was one of four Airmen killed Feb. 18 when their... more »
February 18, 2012 1:16 PM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, has briefly appeared at her funeral before leaving. Brown arrived as the service began. He walked to the casket, touched it and walked to the back of the New Jersey church Saturday. Security guards were saying Brown would be seated but... more »
January 26, 2012 6:50 AM
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... more »
November 4, 2011 6:33 AM
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... more »
October 29, 2011 1:55 PM
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.... more »
August 4, 2011 12:40 AM
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... more »
May 12, 2011 1:50 PM
A burial service for Air Force Academy graduate Maj. David Brodeur, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Catholic Cadet Chapel. A graveside service will follow at the Academy Cemetery.
Major Brodeur, 34, died April 27 as a result of wounds suffered from gunfire at the... more »
May 5, 2011 2:20 PM
News First 5's Zach Thaxton is following the events of the memorial and funeral services for the Air Force Academy Professor, Maj. Philip Ambard who was killed in Afghanistan a little more than a week ago.
The attached photo shows the arrival of the casket for the services to... more »
March 14, 2011 1:46 PM
Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide tomorrow in honor of Limon police officer Jay Sheridan, 27.
He was killed on March 9 while serving a warrant in Limon.
Sheridan is survived by his wife; a daughter; his parents; and... more »
March 13, 2011 5:38 PM
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... more »
March 13, 2011 11:40 AM
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... more »
March 12, 2011 6:17 PM
The U.S. flag that flew over ground zero shortly after 9/11 has come to be known as, National Treasure, will be used to honor the life and sacrifice given by the Limon, Colorado Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.
The United States Honor Flag, which... more »
March 1, 2011 2:07 PM
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... more »
March 1, 2011 11:44 AM
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... more »
February 25, 2011 7:11 PM
Colorado Springs Police Officers continue their investigation of the dragging death of a tow truck driver on Wednesday.
They report "this is a complex investigation and we've got to take our time to get it right." No one has been arrested. The truck driver was attempting to tow a... more »
January 7, 2011 11:54 AM
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... more »
December 22, 2010 5:42 PM
Funeral services for Lance Corporal Jose Hernandez will happen tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 11th and Grand in Pueblo. Hernandez died last week in Afghanistan.
At about 11:30 the funeral procession will leave the church and proceed south on Grand, past the Veteran's Bridge... more »
December 22, 2010 1:28 PM
Governor Bill Ritter has ordered flags at all state and federal buildings in Colorado to fly at half staff tomorrow in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Jose Hernandez.
Hernandez grew up in Pueblo. He was killed December 14 in Afghanistan. His funeral will happen tomorrow at 10 a.m. at... more »
December 11, 2010 2:27 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The funeral for Elizabeth Edwards has begun in a church filled with family, friends and others touched by her personal tragedies.
The 61-year-old Edwards has been praised for her strength amid a series of challenges that included the death of a son, betrayal by her... more »
November 16, 2010 2:49 PM
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... more »
September 22, 2010 11:28 PM
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... more »
September 13, 2010 8:50 AM
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... more »
September 9, 2010 3:28 PM
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... more »
September 3, 2010 8:20 PM
Next week family and friends will say goodbye to Genesis Sims. Sims was the little girl found dead in the crawlspace of a Monument home back in May. The little girl's mother Jopetia Garretson has made funeral arrangements. Garretson says she will bury Genesis on Sept. 10 in their home... more »
August 24, 2010 1:38 PM
Former Pueblo City Council Member Fay Kastelic has died at the age of 92. She moved to Pueblo in 1946 and never lost her Texas drawl, but always considered Pueblo her home.
At one public meeting in the 90s she quipped, "I've always said the best thing to come... more »
August 20, 2010 5:28 PM
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... more »
August 20, 2010 1:19 PM
At today's memorial service John Ramsey talked about Lou Smit's integrity and faith in God and said Smit never stopped working on JonBenet's murder case. "I had the opportunity to visit Lou a few hours, shortly after he went into hospice and a week before he died," Ramsey told the... more »
August 13, 2010 12:59 PM
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,... more »
August 6, 2010 12:18 AM
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... more »
July 23, 2010 5:34 PM
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... more »
July 14, 2010 8:30 AM
Memorial services are planned this week for two women who died after a pickup truck crashed into a Visionworks store at the Greeley Mall.
The crash Saturday killed 32-year-old Kimberly Fletcher and 23-year-old Jennifer Hudgens of Pueblo, a student at the University of Northern Colorado.
Hudgens was a... more »
June 2, 2010 3:58 PM
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... more »
May 26, 2010 4:57 PM
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... more »
April 18, 2010 12:11 PM
A state funeral for Poland's president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria was held in Krakow Sunday. The couples' bodies were flown from Warsaw to Krakow early Sunday morning. A funeral mass was held at Saint Mary's Basilica in Krakow. President Kaczynski and his wife will be buried in the... more »
March 17, 2010 9:43 AM
Former Air Force Academy Superintendent and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Albert P. Clark Jr. is being buried at the academy cemetery.
Clark's funeral was being held Wednesday at the academy's Cadet Chapel, followed by a graveside service.
Clark died in Colorado Springs March 8 at age 96.... more »
February 10, 2010 9:02 AM
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... more »
November 8, 2009 10:50 AM
A Brazilian bricklayer reportedly killed in a car crash shocked his mourning family by showing up alive at his funeral.
Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, 59, had identified him as the victim of a Sunday night car crash in Parana state in southern Brazil, police said.
As is... more »
September 8, 2009 11:18 AM
The parents of a 7 year-old boy who died after an upstate New York car crash have fulfilled his wish that they get married, and they did it at the child's funeral. Amilcar Hill and Rahwa Ghirmatizion got married during Monday's funeral service in Buffalo for their son, Asa Hill.... more »
September 5, 2009 12:16 PM
Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael, was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place.
On a sultry Thursday evening, amid a sea of white flowers and with a bejeweled crown... more »
August 30, 2009 8:24 AM
President Barack Obama and his wife have joined three former presidents and other dignitaries at a Boston church for the funeral of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Obama will be delivering the eulogy at the funeral. He and his wife are seated with Vice President Joe Biden. Directly behind them are... more »