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Donald Douglass, 87

August 31, 2011

Donald Jay Douglass was born Aug. 7, 1924, to Eben and Lois (Smith) Douglass near Sommerford. He passed away Aug. 28, 2011 at Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Donald graduated high school from Gates Public School. After high school he cowboyed with his older brother Earl, on the Walt Cole ranch north of Anselmo. He was drafted into the US Navy where he served as a radio operator on Adak Island off the coast of Alaska during World War II.

Angela Gaffney, 90

August 31, 2011

Angela Ethel (Dull) Gaffney of Anselmo passed away Aug. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
A requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Anselmo Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Burial will be at St. Anselm's Catolic Cemetery at Anselmo. Govier Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Anselm's Church.
Angela was born June 13, 1921, in New York City to Robert Adam and Ethel Mary (Smith) Dull.

Hazelle Pearson, 89

August 31, 2011

Hazelle M. Pearson, age 89 of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. She was born in New Albany, Ind., oct. 28. 1921, to Everett and Gertrude (Dawson) Hogue.
Hazelle is survived by a granddaughter, Lisa A. Pulse of Arizona, grandson, Lonnie Prall II of Lincoln, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Lloyd, and daughter, Billie Jean.
Private graveside service were at Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln. Condolences to the family may be left at www.lincolnfh.com

Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 1, 2011

Twila Duryea, 81

August 31, 2011

Twila Darlene Duryea, age 81 of Fullerton, formerly of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Fullerton.
Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Twila Darlene Duryea was born June 25, 1930, at Merna, to Leo Albert and Jennie Elizabeth (Lewis) Duryea.

Michael Sittler, 53

August 31, 2011

Michael Joseph Sittler was born Jan. 11, 1958, at the Broken Bow Community Hospital and left this life Aug. 10, 2011, at the Avera McKenna Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Michael graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School with the class of 1976. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising hogs and rodeos. He liked to joke and have a good time.
He resided in South Dakota at the time of his death, and was employed by New Fashion Pork, Inc.

Allison Nicole Sarno

August 31, 2011

Ben and Kelly Sarno, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., proudly announce the arrival of their daughter, Allison Nicole Sarno, born July 25, 2011, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces.
Alli was welcomed home by big brother Ryan.
Proud grandparents are Butch and Margene Smith of Broken Bow and David and Cindi Sarno of Glenwood Springs. Great-grandmother is Margaret Seevers of Sargent.

Gisella Christine Kollars

August 31, 2011

Jason and Trish Kollars are the very proud parents of a baby girl, Gisella Christine, born June 5, 2011, at Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virg.
She weighed 8 pounds 5.9 ounces.
Jason is a major in the U.S. Air Force. The family resides in Woodbridge, Virg.
Grandparents are Janet and Ken Neaterous of Broken Bow, Ron and Dee Fenski of Grand Island, and Jim and Janice Kollars of Lincoln. Living great-grandparents are Jim and Lucille Barker of Broken Bow, Dorothy Fenski of Grand Island, Robert Kollars of Albuquerque, N.M., and Marie Naeve of Albion.

Tracy Keep & Jonathan Meyer

August 31, 2011

Willie and Barb Keep of Elm Creek, and Gary and Stephanie Meyer of Broken Bow, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Tracy Lynn Keep and Jonathan Patrick Meyer.
The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Elm Creek High School, and will graduate in 2012 from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degree.

Bobbi Cox & Trent Zimmerman

August 31, 2011

Byron and Connie Cox of Purdum are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Lee Cox, to Trent Lee Zimmerman. Trent is the son of Lex and Nita Zimmerman of Mullen.
Bobbi is a 2006 graduate of Sandhills High School and received a bachelor of arts in education degree from Fort Hays College. Bobbi is employed as a fifth grade teacher and coach at Hyannis Public School.
Trent is a 2004 graduate of Mullen High School. He is employed at the Mike Dent Ranch at Seneca.
The couple is planning an Oct. 29 wedding.

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Haumont

August 31, 2011

A group of distinguished guests gathered at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area June 11, 2011, to celebrate the wedding of Joanna Goodner and Theodore “Ted” Haumont.
The bride is the daughter of Darrel and Carol Goodner, and the groom is the son of Phil and Joyce Haumont.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a long strapless white gown.
Maid of honor was Abbie Goodner, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Barbara Haumont, sister of the groom. Both girls wore yellow sundresses.
Best man was Jeremy Haskel, and groomsman was Nick Dutton, close friends of the groom.

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