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.
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.
Richard T. Flores, Facilities Management & Service Support
He was born in Phoenix, Arizona and started high school in Glendale, Arizona and in mid semester moved to Eloy, Arizona and graduated from Santa Cruz Valley Union High school. He attended the University of Arizona.
He proudly served four years in the U.S Air Force where worked in communications. He retired from US West in 1990. He was a very active member of The Rotary Club where he served as treasurer and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Upon retiring from U.S West he had a second career as a Project Manager for Sears Corporation, where he traveled extensively managing the store remodel projects.
Joining the funeral home is his third career and he is a vital member of the team as funeral service support along with managing all the facilities management and special projects.
He and his wife Irma are members of St. Patrick Catholic Church. They have four children and six grandchildren.
John Meyer, Crematory Operator
John was born in Western Pennsylvania and relocated to Colorado Springs at the age of eleven. He is a graduate of Mitchell High School and received an Associate of Arts Degree from Pikes Peak Community College with an emphasis in music.
John developed an interest in funeral service due to his desire to help others. He has attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and in March of 2014 completed the Crematory Operators Certification Course through the National Funeral Directors Association. He has also worked with Alternative Cremation and Cappadona Funeral Home here in Colorado Springs.
John enjoys music, cooking, gardening, sports, camping and other outdoor activities.
Rena Garcia, Funeral Service Support
Rena is a Colorado Springs native, she graduated from Palmer High School and attended Pikes Peak Community College.
Rena’s experience includes working for Dignity Memorial serving as an office manager for 15 years at Mountain View Mortuary which not only involved administrative duties but also one on one with families to make their experience for their loved ones a meaningful experience. She also spent 17 years at Digital in the H/R department.
Rena’s 19 year old son was killed in 1993 by a drunk driver and she became involved with MADD and Compassionate Friends.
Rena has a daughter, one grandson and two great granddaughters.
In 2013 Rena accepted a great opportunity with The Springs Funeral Services to be able to continue to help grieving families which is her passion.
Rena attends Church of All Nations and loves to get involved in the community and loves outdoors and being with her family.
Tina Gauvin, Administrative Assistant
Tina was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada and is fluent in French. Where she graduated high school and pursued her studies at IFP, Montreal, Quebec for certified pharmacy technician. She also studies at The Community College of Bathurst for Long term care facility certification. She was also volunteering at a local funeral home.
A few years ago, she moved to Colorado Springs, and continued her education and obtained her Certified Nurse Assistant, multiple Alzheimer’s Association trainings, Administrator for Assisted living, and Gerontology certification from UCCS.
Tina was a member of the Resource Team CSFD, BNI- Great Expectation and is involved with the Cub Scouts pack in Colorado Springs. She enjoys spending time with her family, the great outdoors, networking, hockey and reading.
Tina has two children, her husband retired from the U.S Army they enjoy the great outdoors together.
With a passion for serving families in different venues of work through her life, she is an asset to our team.
Diane Serna, Administrative Assistant
Diane has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1985. She and her husband have two grown sons. Before joining to The Springs Funeral Services, Diane was a Legal Assistant in the criminal defense community for 20 years.
She has brought her commitment to helping people going through a difficult time to continue her career with us.
In her spare time Diane loves to find new trails in Colorado Springs to hike. She also likes to crochet, knit and read. She is an avid Chicago Cubs and Colorado Avalanche fan.