Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2011
Leola Edith (Pete) Gibson Rourke, 91, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg, Ore., of natural causes after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease.
Leola was born Dec. 24, 1919, in her grandparents sod house at Eudell, in Custer County, and raised in Broken Bow. She married Joseph William (Joe) Rourke Jan. 19, 1938, in Boise, Idaho. He preceeded her in death April 19, 2006.
William Frank Baller, age 69, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday May 24, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Ardis R. Goodner, age 75, of Broken Bow died Tuesday May 24, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were May 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with DAR rites. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Care Home in Callaway.
Ronald J. Rice, 62 of Berwyn, formerly of Ord, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral Services were June 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Heartland Assembly of God Church in Ord with Pastor Lonny Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to his three granddaughters. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Fred A. West Sr., age 78 of Broken Bow, died May 24, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Friday June 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel. Visitation will be today, Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Grace Elizabeth (Betty) Brown was born to Grace Scoullar Holtorf and Carl Churchill Holtorf of Sterling, Colo., Dec. 26. 1920, and died May 24, 2011, at The Legacy in Lincoln.
Her father was superintendent of the Burlington Railroad, and as a young girl, Betty would board the train every Saturday to ride to Denver to take violin lessons. In 1934, the family moved to Alliance, where Betty attended high school, graduating in 1938.
She attended the University
Terry Lynn Lovitt was born Feb. 4, 1943, in North Platte to Lloyd and Maxine (Linderman) Lovitt. He departed this life May 23, 2011, northeast of Arnold.
He was born into an agricultural lifestyle that encouraged a love of the Sandhills, horses and rodeo that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He attended rural school in Lincoln County, and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1961.
He married Janice Layher in Stapleton Nov. 18, 1961. To this union four children were born. Together they ran the Wagon Wheel Tavern in Stapleton for 20 years.
Word has been received of the death of Melvin W. Millsap, who passed away May 26, 2011, at Harve, Mont. Melvin grew up in the Broken Bow area. He was the son of Allen and Irma Millsap, who are both deceased.
Holland Bonine Funeral Home of Havre, Mont., is in charge of arrangements.
Scott J. Bristol, 51 of Bulacan, Philippines, formerly of Broken Bow and Kearney, died May 20, 2011, at the Marcelo Padilla Hospital in Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines.
A memorial of life service will be Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the Kearney Church of Christ in Kearney with Eddie Lee officiating and R. P. Smith the "Cowboy Poet". Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Scott was born at Broken Bow Jan. 29, 1960 to Max and Lenore (Slingsby) Bristol. December 3, 2010, he married Marita Ampuan in Guiguinto, Bulcan Phillippines.
Beverly J. Ferguson, age 70 of Ansley, died May 17, 2011, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord. All memorials are suggested to the Valley County Hospice.
Beverly (Whitman) Ferg-uson was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Loup City to Dean and Loma (Hyatt) Whitman. Bev attended grade school in Casper, Wyo, later moving back to the Arcadia - Westerville region.
Bev graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1959. Bev said, â€śYea, I graduated from high school - now what?â€ť She didnâ€™t know what she wanted to do with her life, so she stayed home that summer and worked in the local cafe.