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Archive - 2010

December 6th

Bow businesses display Christmas spirit

December 6, 2010

The Festival of Lights parade was cancelled last week in Broken Bow due to the weather, but the floats were already put together and plaques purchased so those businesses had their floats on display for the judges and the public. The viewing took place on the north side of the square last Thursday evening. Pictured are Santa and some of his elves, who appeared on the float entered by The Kloset. This float was awarded second place by the judges. See this week's Custer County Chief for more Christmas float pictures.

December 1st

Lloyd Wells, 88

December 1, 2010

Lloyd A. Wells, age 88, of Broken Bow, passed away Nov. 27, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.
Lloyd was born Sept. 16, 1922, to Frank and Mattie Wells.
After graduating from Broken Bow High School, Lloyd lived at home in the Sandhills north of Milburn.
Lloyd being one of seven children, enjoyed ranch life and their new home that his oldest brother, Woodrow, built to replace the sod house where he was born and raised. Lloyd was soon drafted into the army and received his basic training

Ruby McCandless, 97

December 1, 2010

Ruby Pearl (Peterson) McCandless, 97, of Broken Bow, passed away of natural causes Nov. 29, 2010, at Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Ruby was born June 7, 1913, in a sod house at Weissert, Custer County, Nebraska, to Milton and Mable (Govier) Peterson. She was the youngest of nine children. She live all of her life in Custer County.
Ruby married Melvin LeRoy (Roy) McCandless Dec. 22, 1932, in Julesburg, Colo. They had four sons, William, Eldon, Terry and Nick; and one daughter, Ardith Joleen.

Jerry Smith, 73

December 1, 2010

Gerald Wilber Smith, 73, of Gothenburg, died Nov. 30, 2010, in Gothenburg. He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Ontario, Ore., son of J. Elton and Edith (Rettig) Smith.
He grew up in Eastern Oregon and attended schools in Durkee and Brogan and graduated from Ontario High.
Jerry served his country in the Army from Dec. 1960 to Nov. 1962.
Jerry married Judith Miller, March 1964, in Reno Nev. Jerry and Judy lived and worked on a ranch in Oregon. They moved to Nebraska in 1972 where Jerry operated a Well Service for almost 25 years.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing and horses.

Keith Blauvelt, 96

December 1, 2010

Keith Kermit Blauvelt passed from this life Nov. 28, 2010, at the age of 96 years, 5 months and 5 days at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Mullen where he had resided for the last few years.
Keith was born June 23, 1914, to Leslie Joseph and Adda Ethel (Wood) Blauvelt in a sod house southwest of Thedford on the Blauvelt homestead. he was the forth of five children.
As a young man his family were farmers and he worked with his family and neighbors breaking horses, picking corn and whatever else there was to do to make a living during the “dirty thirties.”

Richard Parish, 66

December 1, 2010

Richard D. Parish, age 66, of Broken Bow died Nov. 25, 2010, at his home in Broken Bow. Richard D. Parish was born July 26, 1944, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Everett and Jane (Dickinson) Parish. Richard moved to Broken Bow in 1970. Richard worked at The Lobby, Uncle Ed's and the Broken Bow Elks Lodge.
Richard loved to people watch. He loved to observe those around him. Richard will be remembered for his charming smile and wonderful outlook on life. His sparkling eyes and brilliant smile brightened many a day.

Ronald Kelley, 69

December 1, 2010

Ronald Paul Kelley USAF (Ret) was born Dec. 14, 1940. He passed away Nov. 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Gladys; brother, Dennis. He is survived by wife Sharon; children, Michelle, Tim, Dawn, Christine, Kristen and Brenda; brothers, Vernon, David, Rick and Terry; sisters, Mary Lou and Carol; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Dec. 2, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). Burial will take place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.

Grant Oliver Geppert

December 1, 2010

Ryan and Gina (Caudle) Geppert would like to announce the arrival of their son, Grant Oliver.
Grant was born Oct. 16, 2010, at 2:07 a.m. at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
He is welcomed by granadparents Larry and Teresa Caudle and Cliff and Vickie Burnett, all of Merna, and Gary and Lillian Geppert of Sioux Falls. He is also welcomed by great-grandmothers Janet hanson of Norfolk and Sylvia Geppert of Kimball, S.D.

Jill Hutson & Andrew Bundy

December 1, 2010

Jill Hutson and Andrew Bundy wish to announce plans for their wedding in December on the beach in Galveston, Texas.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is currently attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa to become a physician’s assistant.
The groom is a 2010 graduate of Southeast Community College in Lincoln, where he obtained a degree in Fire Protection Technology.
The couple will be living in Tulsa, Okla.

Jennifer Bunde & Bradley Ahlers

December 1, 2010

Lonnie and Celeste Bunde of Omaha would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Bunde, to Bradley Ahlers, son of Larry and Gladys Ahlers of Omaha. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Evelyn Bunde of Hastings. Jennifer graduated from Cornell College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is employed as an anesthesiologist at UNMC.

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