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August 13th

Woodrow "Woody" Sells, 95

August 13, 2012

Woodrow H. "Woody" Sells, 95, former resident, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad, with the Rev. David W. Rogers officiating. Masonic Service was performed by Eddy Lodge 21 AF&AM. A Lodge of Sorrow convened Friday, August 10, in Carlsbad. Interment followed in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad. Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard provided military honors.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

August 9th

Laron L. Wright, 82

August 9, 2012

Laron Lee Wright was born July 19, 1930, to John and Bertha Gosnell Wright on a farm in Lincoln County. He went to country schools in Logan County and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1948.

Steve Collier, 64

August 9, 2012

Steve Collier passed away at his home in Dunning, July 31,2012. Steven Wayne Collier was born to Wayne and Zona Collier in Omaha, Aug. 5, 1947.
The family made their home southwest of Dunning on the Collier family ranch. Steve graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965.
Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Wyo., for two years. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nebraska and made his home in Broken Bow.
He was employed by Wenquist Auto Parts. He later returned to the family ranch where he spent several years.

Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83

August 9, 2012

Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Grand Island.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
He was born March 13, 1929, the oldest child of Harry and Bonnie Williams at his grandparents' home, Homer and Lena Fair, in Broken Bow.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1946. October 28, 1949, he married Roberta Mae Manning at Martin, S.D. The couple had four children: Sheila Marie, James Ray, Justin Roy and Echo Kay.

Rolan Jensen, 87

August 9, 2012

Rolan D. Jensen, 87, of Mason City, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Graveside Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Basin Cemetery south of Mason City. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard. The Rev. Dean Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Sweley, 84

August 9, 2012

Robert Sweley, 84, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside Services were Monday, Aug. 6, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.

Gary Henning, 61

August 9, 2012

Gary E. Henning, 61 of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Eric Lesher and the Rev. Rebecca McDermott will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.

Paul Yamamoto, 51

August 9, 2012

Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.

August 1st

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81

August 1, 2012

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81 formerly of Broken Bow, died July 22 in John Day, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Broken Bow to Russell and Maude Cole.
She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1948. In 1953, she married Royel Allen of John Day, Ore.
Preceding her in death are her parents; two sisters, Virginia Cole and Lucille Jones, and a granddaughter Kimberly Allen.
Survivors include her husband Royel; sons, Pete (Sally) Allen and Rod (Taya) Allen, and daughter Susie (Jason) Snyder; sister, Mary Pitman; brothers, Bob (Betty) Cole and Bill (Barbara Cole), and six grandchildren.

Marion Copper, 76

August 1, 2012

Marion Yvonne {Barnes} Copper was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Danbury, Nebr. to Lyle Kermit and Mary Alice (Patterson) Barnes. She passed away at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 76.
Marion attended the Snake Run School near Broken Bow before her family moved to the Brewster area. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1954.
February 3, 1957, Marion married William O. Copper, Sr and to this union four children were born; William O Copper, Jr., Mary Belle, Lanona Marie, and Leo Kermit.

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