Verlie Larson, age 92 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Visitation will be Thursday morning 11 a.m. to noon with the family greeting friends.
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.
Verlie Edith Haumont Larson was born May 21, 1919, north of Broken Bow in the two-story sod house located on her grandparents farm, to Ernest P. and Florence May (Love) Haumont. She grew up north of Broken Bow attending Sargent Valley grade school and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1939.
After graduation she returned to her grandparents farm to work for them as a housekeeper and cook. After a few years she became employed as a teller at the Security State Bank working there for a number of years.
November 19, 1946, she was married to Alfred Larson. The couple lived a short time in Broken Bow and Verlie continued to work at the bank. They then moved to Cliff Table Community west of Merna where they farmed for three years.
In 1951, they bought their farm south of Broken Bow, where she lived until becoming ill. She has spent the last couple of months at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Verlie was very active as a housewife doing farm chores, canning and freezing produce, gardening, making jams and jellies. She also had lots of hobbies crocheting, knitting crafts, and socializing with her neighborhood clubs and Christian Women's Club.
Verlie is survived by her son, Michael of Broken Bow; a sister, Ramona Wize of Chapman, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred in 2001; and brothers, Robert and Dannie.
Verlie was loved and respected by all that knew her and will be greatly missed by all.
Published in Custer County Chief, Jan. 19, 2012