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Clarence Aschbrenner, '66 1948-2010


Clarence ("Clancy") Edward Aschbrenner, age 61, passed away on August 19, 2010, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 


He was born December 9th, 1948, at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, to Major Reuben and Mrs. Norma Aschbrenner. As the son of an Air Force pilot, Clancy was raised across the United States as well as Canada, Germany, and Austria. 


He attended UCLA and graduated from California State University at Fullerton in Earth Sciences and Biology. 


In 1971, he married Rebecca Robbins Aschbrenner and together they had a daughter, Jessica, and a son, Matthew. After writing environmental impact reports in California, Clancy followed his dream by moving his family to Colorado Springs in 1980. At that time, Clancy went to work for Colorado Interstate Gas which later became El Paso Energy where he was currently employed. 


Clancy was an inspiration to his family and all who knew him. He was the go-to guy on any topic from fixing a '65 VW bug, a sprinkler system, or a broken gadget to knowing the history of surf music or the intricacies of the natural gas industry. 


Clancy loved to help others and especially loved solving challenging problems. He was a master woodworker who refinished antique furniture and built the house where his family has lived since 1983. Clancy had the reputation of being the hardest of workers- always patient, humble, and generous. 


The strongest influence in Clancy's life was his faith. As a committed Christian, his love for God never wavered even during this challenging time. He handled his battle against cancer with dignity and grace and provided us with a true Christ-like example of love and faith. We truly believe that God has blessed us with the peace that Clancy is now made perfect and is experiencing the wonderful presence of our Maker. 


Clancy is survived by his wife, Rebecca, daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Nicholas Kundert, son, Matthew Aschbrenner, sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Robert Masaitis and his ever present and loyal dog, Dodger. 


We want to thank all of you for your love and support. We have felt your prayers for us as we celebrate Clancy's life and mourn his passing. 


A memorial service to honor him will be held at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel (North Academy and Austin Bluffs) on Wednesday, September 8th at 1:00 PM. 


To celebrate his love for Hawaii, we invite guests to wear their favorite Hawaiian attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center or Pike's Peak Hospice.


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