Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Rex Duryea age 84 passed away Oct. 17, 2010 at the Custer Care Center #2 in Broken Bow.
Rex was born March 17, 1926, to Clarence and Myrtle (McClement) Duryea at Dunning. Rex joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific during World War II on Okinawa and Peleliu where he earned two purple hearts and numerous other decorations.
August 25, 1945, he was married to Mary Huffman and to this union three children were born.
Rex worked 32 years with the Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement in 1982.
Bob Crow, 80, passed away peacefully in his home in Arnold, Oct. 15, 2010. Robert Allen was born to Leslie Allen and Sophia Nickolena Julia (Beyer) Crow on July 29, 1930, the fourth of seven children. He was born on a farm five miles south of Arnold.
Bob attended Yucca Valley grade school most of his kindergarten year. The family moved to Mills Valley where Bob attended country school through the seventh grade. He attended eighth grade and high school in Arnold as his family moved two and a half miles east of Arnold.
Hazel Marjorie (Wilbourn) Lattimer passed away in her sleep Oct. 4, 2010, at Chardon-nay Assisted Living Center in Twin Falls, Idaho at the age of 98.
Hazel was born June 5, 1912, in Callaway, to Samuel Ferguson Baker and Amanda Zemora Overturf Baker. She had 10 siblings, most of whom were gone from home before she was born.
She married Guy Brian Wilbourn Aug. 9, 1927, at Gandy. They had three children, Nadine (Scott) McMaster, David (Mary) Wilbourn and Kay (Bob) Piva. She was widowed in 1962 after 33 years of marriage.
She met and married Guy Lattimer Sept. 14, 1964.
Bobby Lee Estergard age 81, of Callaway, was relieved of his struggle with Alzheimers, and went to be with the Lord Oct. 16, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Bob was born Dec.16, 1928, at Callaway to Crist and Hilder (Anderson) Estergard as the youngest in a set of triplets, including his sisters, Betty Lou and Bonny Jean. The novelty of triplets in that era attracted many visitors, as well as the interest of several newspapers and magazines. The triplets were accomplices in mischief and kept a special bond throughout their lives.
Paula Marie Evans, 43, of Litchfield died Oct. 7, 2010, following an accident near Litchfield.
Paula Evans was born July 13, 1967, in Broken Bow, to Lester and Elline (Senff) Evans. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1985 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1989.
She lived and worked in Seattle, Wash., for several years prior to moving back to Litchfield.
Phillip Keith Gardner, son of Harley Herbert Gardner and Carmen Kellenbarger Gardner, was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Broken Bow. He attended school in Broken Bow and graduated with Class of 1945.
Phillip was drafted into the military at 18 years of age and took his basic training at S.A.C. Field near San Antonio, Texas. He was then transferred to Lowry Field at Denver, Colo., where he graduated from the Clerk-Typist Technical School and then taught military correspondence there to about 5,000 troops for the remainder of his service in the newly formed United States Air Force until 1947.
Funeral services for Elizabeth J. Luther Murray of Wausu, Nebr., will be Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Iverson Memorial Funeral Chapel with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery with military rites.
Elizabeth is survived by son Jim Murray of Creighton; daughters, Susan Phillips of Wausu, and Melanie (John) McFarlin of Beatrice; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Larry F. Hardy, age 48 of Thedford, died Sept. 29, 2010, at his home.
Graveside funeral services were Monday, Oct. 4, at the Seneca Cemetery in Seneca. A Larry Hardy Memorial Fund has been established in care of the family, 83808 Hwy. 83, Thedford, 69166. Mullen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Franklin Hardy was born June 28, 1962, in Ogallala to Larry and Nina (Murphy) Hardy of Seneca. He married Cathy Nozicka July 22, 1986.
Helen L. Blakely, 96 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Oct. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dunning Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Blakely was born Nov. 26, 1913, to Samuel and Sarah "Sadie" (Pennison) Thomas, the fourth of five children. She grew up between Mason City and Litchfield.
Peggy Lyn Franzen of Broken Bow passed away unexpectedly at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center Sept. 29, 2010.
Peg was born May 13, 1958, at the Broken Bow Hospital. She was the third child born to Richard and Arlene Franzen of Arcadia.
Peg graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1976. After graduation she started working at B-D. She made many friends in the 20 years she was employed there.