Archive - Nov 16, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century. The share of householders age 75 and older grew from 6 percent in 1960 to 10 percent in 2012.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is once again helping to collect cards for the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program which gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings and thanks to servicemembers, veterans and their families around the world.
Vivian Ann Dickey, age 79 of Broken Bow, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Memorial funeral services were Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012, at St. Anselms Catholic Church in Anselmo, with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in Saint Anselms Catholic Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include sisters, Delores (Tom) Fetherston of Anselmo,. Wanda (Greg) Nielsen of Valentine, and Norma Dickey of Lincoln; a brother, Gene (Ardyce) Dickey of Cozad, and numerous nephews and neices.
Frances M. Hansen, age 81, of Ansley, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Rev. Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was in the Mason City Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
RoseZella Rufean Ramsey was born Oct. 3, 1921, at Milburn, one of 10 children of Emma Fern Tyson (Howard) and Ralph Skelton. She passed away at the age of 91.
RoseZella met and married William H. Ramsey while working in Washington, D.C., in 1942. They moved to Wichita, Kan., where Bill was assigned to work at the Boeing airplane company during the war. Following the war, the couple moved back to Broken Bow, where Rose worked for several years for the Custer County Chief. She loved her job at the paper, and maintained a special fondness for Broken Bow throughout her life.
Audrey Jean Mills Eastman, 64, of Topeka, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Andy Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; sons, Bryan Eastman of Lawrence, Kan., and Nate (Shannon) Eastman; two grandchildren, Mallory and Nolan Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; brother, Morris Mills of Lincoln; sisters, Arlene (John) Oâ€™Neill of Grand Island, Roberta ( Steve) Morrison of Lincoln; nieces and nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
John Charles Land, 62, of Gwinn, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Edna Grayce Hall Brown was born Feb. 19, 1917, northeast of Ansley, in the Box Elder community. Her parents were Fred and Edna Harpster Hall. She was one of five children. Grayce attended the Box Elder school and graduated from Ansley High School in 1934. One of her favorite teachers was Tizzy Clay.
November 8, 2012, Erma Naomi Lee Brown was received into the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ. Erma was born June 17, 1918, in Round Valley, to Edgar and Bertha Lee.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Emily Holcomb; and granddaughter, Dr. Robyn Lee Rairigh.
She is survived by husband, Harold Brown; four children, Sharon (Robert Rairigh) of Gering, Terry (Ann) Brown of Hawaii, Charlene (Phil) Severson of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ted (Kathy) Brown of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren; sister, DeVohn (Leo) Peterson of Nebraska, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alberta (Fellows) Jensen was born in a sod house near Koshopah April 8, 1015, to Frank and Mamie (Fetherston) Fellows. She passed away Nov. 8, 2012, at the age of 97.
Alberta attended Cottonwood from first through 10th grade, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1932, taking the Normal Training school program.
Alberta married Ted Jensen Feb. 12, 1934, in Taylor. To this union nine children were born. They lived in the Koshopah and Cottonwood area ranching together for many years. She was Tedâ€™s extra hand whenever he needed one.