Lewis (Randy) Vance

September 21, 1947April 21, 2015
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Lewis Randolph Vance (Randy), beloved husband, son, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 21, 1947. He was the only child of Evelyn R.Vance.

Randy attended Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, and Kemper Military School and College in Boonville, Missouri. He excelled in sports all through grade school, high school, and college. Randy served honorably in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era from 1968 – 1972.

During his career, Randy worked as a chemist for the City of Colorado Springs and as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and at Ingersoll Rand Corporation.

Randy’s passions were bowling, golf, and football, although he loved watching all sports. He was a proud member of the Professional Bowlers Association and scored eight 300-games. His quick wit and great sense of humor never ceased to keep a smile on the faces of his family and friends.

Randy leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted wife, Murlea Vance; his loving mother and step father, Evelyn Vance and Jim Dunn; step children Adrienne Bergstrand, Bridget (Matt) McMunn, Corinne Sawyer, and Darcie (Olu) Ibidipo, all of Colorado Springs. He also leaves behind 15 adoring grandchildren, 4 precious great grandchildren, and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will take place Friday, May 1, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., also at Swan Law Funeral Directors. Burial will take place at in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America.

 PO Box 38974
 Colorado Springs, CO 80937
 (719) 338-2905.


  • Visitation Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lewis (Randy) Vance

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Steve Jensen

May 11, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about this - my sincere sympathy to the entire family. Randy and I worked together at DEC, and spent several seasons bowling together in various leagues. He gave his time to help others learn the finer points of the game and was an excellent coach. You needed only to show up at Circle lanes on a Saturday with a willingness to learn something. His approach on the lanes was silky smooth, silent, accurate, and effortless.

Terry and Sara Gelsinger

May 2, 2015

We are so sad to hear of Randy's passing. We have a lot of good memories of him hanging out at Cleats. He had a big heart and the best hug I ever had. May he rest in peace.

Joe Cabral

May 1, 2015

I enjoyed working with Randy @ DEC CX and considered him a good friend. My sincerest condolences to Randys' whole family.

Barbara Penn

April 30, 2015

Sincere Sympathy to Evelyn, Murlea and the entire family~

Barbara Penn

April 30, 2015

I was so very shocked and sad to hear of Randy's passing. Randy (Boo-Boo) was very special to me and I will always hold the great memories in my heart. I know you will have the best bowling alley in Heaven! RIP my friend, memories are forever. Pookey~

Eric J. Bergstrand

April 30, 2015

I enjoyed the times we had together; the jokes, sports info and trivia. You definitely influenced my life. I have miss you and our chats; wish that we could had more.

Chris Sawyer

April 30, 2015

You are a great person. I'll miss the conversations we use to have. Love and miss you Randypa. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

April 30, 2015

My sincere condolence to everyone who knew Randy. My memories are from the DIGITAL days, he was a gas for sure...

Bridget and Matt McMunn

April 30, 2015

We will miss u dearly but u will always be in our hearts!❤❤❤

Robin and Will Barber

April 29, 2015

Murlea, there are never enough words to say in a time like this. Robin and I would like to send our deepest compassion and sympathy to you and your family. Randy will always be greatly missed during the sport seasons and his spot on commentary. Old soldiers never pass they just regroup, he will be deeply missed.