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November 9th

Alice Riggs, 90

November 9, 2012

Alice Christina Riggs, 90, of Grand Island, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at Lakeview Living Center in Grand Island.
Alice was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Callaway, to Chris and Johanna (Mogensen) Bonde. She grew up in the Callaway area, graduating from high school there. She then attended beautician school in Hastings.

Ruth Babcock, 96

November 9, 2012

Ruth Babcock, age 96 of Waverly, formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Waverly Care Home.

November 2nd

Chase Mandeville, infant

November 2, 2012

Chase Evans Mandeville, infant son of James and Michelle Mandeville, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Wray Community Hospital, Wray, Colo. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Jack and Tina Mandeville of Imperial, Tom and Robbie Pittman of Ponchatoula, La.; brother, Bryce Mandeville at home in Wray; great-grandparents, Delores Mandeville of Broken Bow, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lamb of Osceola, Iowa, Elizabeth Lamb of Lucas, Iowa, Evans Blanchard of Metairie, La.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ronald Edwards, 65

November 2, 2012

Ronald "Ronnie" Edwards, age 65 of Halsey, died Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012, near Halsey.
Memorial services were Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Purdum with the Rev. Judy Cook officiating. Memorials have been established to the family. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald Claron Edwards was born Dec. 28, 1946, to Donald and Una Edwards in Pueblo. As Ronnie grew up he helped his dad with the haying operation.

Carol Parish, 65

November 2, 2012

Carol Amelia Parish, the second of three children, was born in Phillipsburg, Kan., to Everret and Jane Parish March 12, 1947. She departed this world Oct. 26, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Virginia; and brother, Richard.
She leaves to mourn her passing her brother-in-law, Frank Townsend, cousin Mark Dickenson and other cousins; many friends at the high rise, and a host of community friends.

Martha Alspaugh, 97

November 2, 2012

Martha Anna (Jorn) Alspaugh was born to John and Elizabeth Jorn July 16, 1915, in Comstock, and went to be with her Lord Oct. 17, 2012, in Springfield, Mo.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jacob (Joe) Alspaugh; two brothers; three sisters, as well as many cherished friends and extended family.
She is survived by two sons, David (wife Sandy), St Louis, Mo., and John (wife Carol Ann), Columbia, Mo.; two daughters, Ruth (husband Gene Lund), Springfield, Mo., and Mary Ann (husband Harry Yates), Lone Jack, Mo.; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Audrey Peterson, 84

November 2, 2012

Audrey Peterson, 84, of Lincoln (formerly of Sargent, NE), died Oct. 23, 2012. Audrey worked 26 years as the Sargent Hospital administrator.
Survivors include her children, Michele (Brian) Kent of Pender, Todd (Karen) Peterson of Lincoln; grandchildren, Daniel and Dylan Kent; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Shirley Chaffin of Lincoln; many beloved nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Dean Peterson; sisters, Shirley Schroeder and Joyce Nielsen, and brother Keith Nielsen

October 25th

William "Randy" Borders, 63

October 25, 2012

William Randall Borders, 63 of Cody, Wyo., formerly of Broken Bow, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at his home.
A memorial service was Oct. 11, 2012, at the Ballard Funeral Home in Cody, Wyo. Memorials are suggested to his family.
Randy R. Borders, son of William Rainey Borders and Ruth (Austin) Borders, was born Feb. 7, 1949, in Albion. He was a graduate of Broken Bow High School, class of 1968.

Jerry Norris, 73

October 25, 2012

Jerry Duane Norris was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Brewster. He was the second child born to Dan and Mary Cuplin Norris.
Jerry spent his early childhood in Brewster and attended elementary school there. When Jerry was a teenager his family moved to California. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1958.
During this time he worked with his father in the family owned machine shop. He attended two years at LA Community College and studied engineering. Jerry decided that his true calling was becoming a tool and die maker, so he went back to working in the machine shop.

Colleen Geiser, 80

October 25, 2012

Colleen Yvonne (Wilson) Geiser was born July 31, 1932, in Berwyn, to Tom and Anna (Roessler) Wilson. Her family headed west to Oregon during the Great Depression, but had to settle in Idaho when they ran out of money.

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