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February 14th

Charles Watts, 77

February 14, 2013

Charles Watts, age 77, of Ansley, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Charles D. Watts was born March 8, 1935, in Broken Bow to Clifford and Lula (Trew) Watts. November 14, 1953, he married Carolyn Hunkins in Ansley.

Harold A. Chase, 91

February 14, 2013

Harold Arthur Chase, 91, of Lexington, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born March 18, 1921, in Mason City, to Jess and Lillie Mae (Davis) Chase.
Harold grew up in Mason City and attended school there, graduating with the class of 1941. He was an outstanding basketball player and team captain.
He married Irdell Dona Chartraw, his high school sweetheart in Broken Bow, May 25, 1944, while on furlough. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Barbara.

Allen Geiser, 80

February 14, 2013

Allen L. Geiser, age 80 of Broken Bow, died Jan. 21, 2013, at the Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Allen Leroy Geiser was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Arnold, to Lennie and Evelyn Geiser. Allen graduated from Merna High School in 1950. He served two years in the Army, spending much of his time in Alaska.
He married Rosella Beatty in Arnold, March 17, 1957.

Raymond "Pete" Royle, 70

February 14, 2013

Raymond L "Pete" Royle, 70, passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs Colo. He was born Oct. 30, 1942, the son of Lloyd Raymond Royle and Mary Elizabeth McCullough Royle. He spent his eary years in Custer County and granduated from Ansley High School in 1960. He joined the Air Force in 1964 and served for four years. Following his discharge he operated a service station in Versailles, Mo. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1973, and was employed by the city of Colorado Springs in the electric department.

February 8th

Elmer "Bub" Geiser, 89

February 8, 2013

Elmer LeRoy Geiser was born June 27, 1923, to Elmer Charles and Vera Fern (Phifer) Geiser on their ranch northeast of Arnold. He was the second of seven children.
Bub became known by the nickname he acquired as a young child. He was called “Little Brother” which came out sounding like “Little Bubber”.
He attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1940.

June Mehal, 90

February 8, 2013

June Mehal, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla., where she had been a resident for the past year at the Summerfield Assisted Living Home.

Leila Johnson, 96

February 8, 2013

Leila Johnson, age 96, of rural Anselmo, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, at her home near Anselmo.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Broken Bow Library.
Leila Johnson was born June 22, 1916 in Gross, Nebr., to Carl Antoine and Ruth (Keller) Micheel. She grew up and attended school in the Thedford and Wood Lake communities.

Merle Peterson, 85

February 8, 2013

Merle J Peterson, 85, formerly of Taylor, entered into his Savior's presence Jan. 29, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Lucile Whitney, 96

February 8, 2013

Lucile Doris Daily was born Dec. 30, 1916, to Chalmers and Grace (Hammond) Daily in Columbus City, Iowa. She passed away into glory Feb. 1, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Her childhood was spent around Milburn, as in 1921 her family moved there to farm near the Middle Loup River. She graduated from Milburn High School in 1933, then attended Kearney State Teacher's College and earned her teaching certificate in 1935. She taught grade school at District 57 in Custer County, and also District 59 in Prairie Center.

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