Alfred Creig Giles was the fifth of seven children born to Everett and Ida (Johnston) Giles July 26, 1945, at home in Elsmere. He died May 4, 2012, at the Genoa Community Hospital in Genoa, at the age of 66.
Alfred attended school thru the 4th grade at Elsmere District 101. He completed his grade school education at schools in Lincoln, Halsey and Dunning. His high school education was obtained at Rock County High School in Bassett and Keya Paha High School in Springview.
From March 25, 1971, until 1990, he was united in marriage to Donna (Enbody) Prichett. With this union Alfred adopted Donna's young son, Stephen. They were later blessed with two more children, Brent and Camilla.
For a few years he worked at implement dealers in Ceresco and Waverly. They then moved back and worked for several ranchers in Holt, Brown, Cherry, Rock and Blaine counties. In 1985, he started his own dairy in Newport.
In 1989, he moved out to Oregon where he worked as a carpenter. After moving back to Broken Bow, he was blessed with another son, Dillon. Alfred had a special love for horses. His best friend while growing up was his horse, Champ. He enjoyed visiting with friends, playing cards and telling jokes. For the past two and a half years, Alfred had resided at the Golden Living Center in Fullerton.
Alfred was preceded in death by his daughter, Camilla; his parents, Everett and Ida; stepfather, Russell Jennings; sister, Patricia and brother-in-law Cleo Terwilliger.
He is survived by his children, Stephen (Sheryl) Giles of Gordon, Brent (Karyn) Giles of Newport, and Dillon McIntosh of Minden; four grandchildren, Kylee and Zac Giles of Gordon, Gareth and Whitten Giles of Newport; brothers, Kenny (Ardis) Giles of Elsmere, and Ryland (Norma) Giles of Ceresco; sisters, Yvonne (Bob) Cox of Purdum, Vicki Terwilliger of Donna, Texas, and Barb (Myron) Nilson of Springview.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 9, at the Purdum United Church of Christ in Purdum, with Pastor Judy Cook officiating. Casket bearers were nephews: Kim and Byron Cox, Rich Giles, Brad Bailey, Travis Terwilliger, Todd, Corey, Rusty, B.J. and Ryon Nilson; Ron and Brian Giles.
Interment was at the Purdum Cemetery in Purdum. Memorials are suggested to the Elsmere Church or the donors choice. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief May 10, 2012