Archive - Obituary
June 7th, 2012
Alvin Leon Daily died peacefully June 1, 2012, at his home in Lincoln. He was 93 years old, having been born July 30, 1918, at Milburn, the youngest of Steve and Gertie (Farley) Dailyâ€™s nine children. He grew up on River Glade farm, by the Middle Loup River, graduating from Milburn High School in 1935. In 1940, suspecting he was not a good fit for the farming life, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps.
Jill Nicole Portsche, 32, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Jill was born June 23, 1979, in Lincoln to Paul D. & Susan J. (Bayer) Portsche. She was a graduate of Lincoln East High School.
Jill worked at Community Alternative Network. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 4-H Riding Club and the Special Olympics - Lincoln Choo Choo Teens. In 1985, Jill was a member of the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Championship Team in Tulsa, Okla.
Shirley (Hoxsey) (Wilson) Evans passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. Born to James Dwyer (Doc) and Georgia Josephine Hoxsey Jan. 20, 1924, she grew up in Red Cloud. The precocious only child of her parents, she graduated from Red Cloud High School, and went to Hastings College before her marriage to Kenneth Robert (Bud) Wilson, Jr., from Denver, Colo.
Harvey H. Kleeb, the third child of Harvey H. and Jardis Amundsen Kleeb, was born Dec. 12, 1940, at their French Table home near Weissert. Harvey passed away quietly at his home in Broken Bow May 27, 2012.
He attended elementary school at Elton located off the north edge of French Table where he, like most children in attendance, rode his horse (Chief ) to school every day. He later went to school at Weissert, and finally Broken Bow High School where he graduated in 1959. Harvey entered the Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Joe E. Bradley, age 78 of Ansley, died Friday May 11, 2012 at his home in Ansley. Funeral services were May 14, at the Christian Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with military rites. Memorials made be made to the Ansley Christian Church, Sandhills Cancer Fund, or Hospice.
Joe was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Ellis County, Okla., to Wallace and Oleta (Riggs) Bradley. Joe married Betty Lou Hendershot May 30, 1959. Betty Lou died in 2009.
Margaret J. Lenstrom (Joan), of Comstock, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery west of Comstock. Visitations will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lenstrom was born July 11, 1937, in Trenton, and spent her chidhood in the westren Nebraska area. She graduated from Sidney High School in 1956.
Jane Simonson Hodges, 89, died May 9, 2012, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Jane was born March 9, 1923, to Carl and June (Kemp) Simonson at their homestead five miles north of Mullen. Jane graduated from Mullen High School in 1941.
She married Bill Hodges Nov. 7, 1945. They ranched in the Sandhills for several years before moving to Thedford in 1968 to own and operate Hodges' Conoco until their retirement in 1982.
Gene T. Jeffries, age 84 of Fremont, died May 4, 2012 in Fremont.
He was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Palisade, to Ivan McKinley and Ruth Charity (French) Jeffries. Gene lived in Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska as his father searched for work during the Depression Years. He was baptized into the Church of Christ at the age of 13 in Worthinbgton, Mo.
Gene and Edith Rose Anderson were married in Wauneta, Dec. 5, 1948. They spent their honeymoon stranded at his familyâ€™s home by the blizzard of â€™48-â€™49. October 3, 1950, they became the proud parents of Judith Ann Jeffries.
Donna Lee Young, 83, passed away peacefully and painlessly April 28, 2012, at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., after a five month struggle with bone cancer and a brain tumor. A resident of Fallon, Nev., for the past 12 years, she recently celebrated 62 years of marriage with her husband, Wilbur M. Young, USN Retired.
Donna is survived by her husband; two sons; her sister, and an abundance of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends all around the world and her little dog, Mila. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.
Leona J. Hromas Mulford, 79 of Lincoln, formerly of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Leona was born April 2, 1933, in Martinsville, Mo., to Archie S. and Nina B. (Edwards) Graham.
Leona was retired as an LPN at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.