Support Staff

As you meet and get to know us, the caring staff of The Springs Funeral Services, you will notice that serving people during the difficult time of death has been our passion for years. Combined we have over 150 years of funeral service experience and over 20 years serving families in the Colorado Springs area.


 Our Support

Bob Garrett, Courier

Bob is a native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Palmer High School. He attended Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs.

Bob worked for S & S Amusement Company which later became Eagle Coin Company for over 32 years. Bob also worked for and managed Plaza Ice Chalet in the Plaza of the Rockies for over 10 years. Bob became acquainted with Arlen Brown when Arlen purchased S & S Amusement Co. After Bob retired Arlen asked him to join The Springs Funeral Services.

Bob regularly attends Rocky Mountain Calvary Church.



Samantha Bates

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Natalie Martinez

Natalie is a native Coloradan and has been in Colorado Springs since 1959. She has four children, seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. She worked for King Soopers and retired after twenty six years with them.

After the loss of her husband, she started a Grieving Ministry four years ago at St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is her home church. Not only is she active at church, she is a volunteer at the Colorado Springs Elks Lodge, and was on the Art Contest Committee at Sunny Vista Living Center for six years and coordinates refreshments once a month for the Colorado Springs Senior Center Dance. She enjoys bowling and is active in several bowling leagues.



Richard T. Flores

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Katelynn Young, Administrative Assistant

Katelynn was born outside Buffalo, New York and moved to Colorado in 2003. After high school she attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and received her Master’s Degree in Forensic Science. She spent 6 months volunteering at the El Paso County Coroner’s Office before being hired full time as a Deputy Coroner. Katelynn joined The Springs Funeral Services after realizing she wanted to work more closely with the families where she felt she could do greater good.

Katelynn lives in the Fountain area with her husband and step-son. She enjoys reading, hiking and cooking with her husband.




Kelly Giddens

Kelly was born in San Angelo, Texas and moved to Colorado with his wife and three children in 2010. His wife is active duty in the United States Air Force and is currently stationed at the Air Force Academy. His son and two daughters are proud students of Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy.

Kelly worked for Aramark managing at the summit house on top of Pikes Peak for the last two years. Prior to working for Aramark he cared for his grandmother during her last years of life. As a high school student, Kelly worked for Johnson’s Funeral Home in San Angelo, Texas. During the time he cared for his grandmother, his calling back into the funeral business was clear.

He has recently joined our staff in hopes of developing a lasting and meaningful career caring for others in their time of need.

Kelly lives near the Olympic Center in Colorado Springs where he is a member of The Church of God 7th Day, a competition team member at Colorado Springs Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, an avid hiker, biker, disc golfer, bowler, and is currently pursuing his education in mortuary science.



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