Donald Jay Douglass was born Aug. 7, 1924, to Eben and Lois (Smith) Douglass near Sommerford. He passed away Aug. 28, 2011 at Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Donald graduated high school from Gates Public School. After high school he cowboyed with his older brother Earl, on the Walt Cole ranch north of Anselmo. He was drafted into the US Navy where he served as a radio operator on Adak Island off the coast of Alaska during World War II.
Angela Ethel (Dull) Gaffney of Anselmo passed away Aug. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
A requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Anselmo Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Burial will be at St. Anselm's Catolic Cemetery at Anselmo. Govier Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Anselm's Church.
Angela was born June 13, 1921, in New York City to Robert Adam and Ethel Mary (Smith) Dull.
Hazelle M. Pearson, age 89 of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. She was born in New Albany, Ind., oct. 28. 1921, to Everett and Gertrude (Dawson) Hogue.
Hazelle is survived by a granddaughter, Lisa A. Pulse of Arizona, grandson, Lonnie Prall II of Lincoln, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Lloyd, and daughter, Billie Jean.
Private graveside service were at Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln. Condolences to the family may be left at www.lincolnfh.com
Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 1, 2011
Twila Darlene Duryea, age 81 of Fullerton, formerly of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Fullerton.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Twila Darlene Duryea was born June 25, 1930, at Merna, to Leo Albert and Jennie Elizabeth (Lewis) Duryea.
Michael Joseph Sittler was born Jan. 11, 1958, at the Broken Bow Community Hospital and left this life Aug. 10, 2011, at the Avera McKenna Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Michael graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School with the class of 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising hogs and rodeos. He liked to joke and have a good time.
He resided in South Dakota at the time of his death, and was employed by New Fashion Pork, Inc.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.
Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.
Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.
Dan Bruce Slagle, age 59 of Sargent, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Dan was born April 17, 1952, in Loup City, to Paul and Ardes (Huffman) Slagle. he attended country school at West Union and then at Sargent Public School, where he graduated in 1970.
As a youth, he was active in many school activities, including FFA and sports. During the summer months, Dan and his younger brother, Tim, helped on the family farm and participated in 4-H.
E. Ray Brown, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Saturday Aug. 20, 2011 in Milford.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery at Berwyn, with Military Honors.
Memorials have been established to the Mid Nebraska Individual Services or the Broken Bow Fire and Rescue Units.
Ray is survived by his daughters, Sabra Hughes of Milford and Nedra (Don) Wilcox of Omaha; son, Doran (Julie) Brown of Hickman; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.