Archive - Dec 2010 - Obituary
Maxine Z. (Cooley) Wood, a former resident of Aracadia, died of natural causes Nov. 22, 2010, at Immanual Lutheran Home in Kalispell, Mont.
Maxine was born in Merna Nov. 15, 1920, the first of four children of Rex and Marie (Allison) Cooley. She attended several country schools around Custer County, graduating from Westerville High School in 1939. She also attended Kearney State Teacherâ€™s College.
Barbara J. Garrett, 82 of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Arnold, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. She was born March 10, 1928, in Arnold to George and Ethel (Maxson) Scott.
She graduated from Arnold High School in 1946. She married Ivan Garrett of Stapleton March 19, 1949. They had four children; Ronald Lee of Hurricane, Utah, Marla Jean Heckenlively of Firestone, Colo., Patti Ann Nelson of Arvada, Colo., and Donald Dee of Redondo Beach, Calif.
They moved to Redondo Beach in 1953, and lived there for 45 years before locating to Arvada due to health issues.
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 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.
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 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 â€śdirty thirties.â€ť
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 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.