Services Planned for Those Lost in Club Q Shooting

Author: Trudy Ring

Services have been planned for some of those killed in the Club Q shooting.

The November 19 attack at the Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ nightclub took the lives of five people. More than 20 were injured. A suspect has been arrested and awaits trial.

Colorado Public Radio has reported on the funeral and memorial plans known so far:

There will be both public and private services for Raymond Green Vance. Vance, 22, was a FedEx employee who was at the club with his girlfriend, Kassy Fierro, whose father, Richard Fierro, helped take down the shooter and prevent more casualties. There will be a dove release and candlelight vigil, open to the public, at 3 p.m. Saturday in the outdoor garden area at Swan-Law Funeral Directors in Colorado Springs.

There will be a funeral service, also open to the public, at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Daniel Aston at Shove Memorial Chapel at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Aston, a 28-year-old transgender man, was a bar supervisor and performer at Club Q. His family will hold a memorial service in Tulsa, Okla., at a date to be determined.

A public memorial service is being planned in Batesville, Miss., for Kelly Loving, 40, a trans woman known as a mentor to other trans people. A date has not been set. Loving had recently moved to Denver and was at Club Q during a visit to Colorado Springs.

A service for Derrick Rump, a bartender and performer at Club Q, is still in the planning stages. It will be held in Pennsylvania, where he was from, and will be broadcast on Zoom, but no date has been released. A private memorial service is being planned in La Junta, Colo., for club customer Ashley Paugh, 35. She worked for a local nonprofit called Kids Crossing, which helps connect foster children to homes.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Trudy Ring

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