(the following is a news release sent to Colorado News Your Way from Patricia Billinger, Public Information Officer)
(Colorado) -- On behalf of the victims of the Club Q shooting, the media liaisons for each family would like to share the following initial information regarding memorial services for each victim.
This is subject to change and more information will be released when it’s known.
The Aston family is currently planning memorial services and more details will be released soon.
Aston family media liaison: Micki Trost, Public Information Officer
The family is currently planning a memorial service in Batesville, Mississippi, a short distance away from where Kelly grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. It will be open to the public and the family requests that attendees share only positive and uplifting comments
Loving family media liaison: Dionne Waugh, Public Information Officer
The Paugh family is holding a small funeral in La Junta, Colorado. The event is only open to family, friends and local community members and will not be open to media or broadcast to the general public. We thank you in advance for your respect for their wishes to have a small, intimate memorial for Ashley.
Paugh family media liaison: Patricia Billinger, Public Information Officer
The Rump family will hold funeral services in Pennsylvania where Derrick grew up. They are working with the funeral home to have the services livestreamed on Zoom, and welcome public officials who would like to attend.
Rump family media liaison: Dionne Waugh, Public Information Officer
Raymond Green Vance:
The family is planning both public and private memorial and funeral services this week.
Raymond was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother, and friend. His family will forever grieve his absence, but they also wish to celebrate his incredible life.
Several opportunities to remember Raymond are available to the public; all events will be held at:
Swan Law Funeral Directors
501 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The public is invited to attend two viewings at the funeral home:
Thursday, December 1, from 4 - 8pm
Friday, December 2, from 4 - 8pm
The funeral services for Raymond Green Vance will be private; however on Saturday, December 3, at 4:30pm, the family invites the public to join them for a dove release followed by a candlelight vigil from 6 to 8 pm. Both of these events will be held in the outdoor garden area of Swan Law Funeral Directors.
MEDIA: per policy, the funeral home does not permit cameras (still or video) anywhere on their property at any time. Members of the media are welcome to attend the public events without cameras. They are also permitted to set up cameras off the property. In the aerial image of the property (please see map below), everything within the red box is off limits to media with cameras. The green circle is the garden area, and the yellow line indicates the front entrance. Raymond’s family is comfortable with cameras being present, as long as they adhere to the location restrictions.
Thank you in advance for respecting the family’s wishes. They are still very much grieving, and while they do wish to remember the amazing person Raymond was alongside all of you, they would also like private opportunities to mourn him.