Glen Govier, age 89, of Broken Bow, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16, at Govier Brothers. Mortuary in Broken Bow with Jan Dobesh officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Shiners’ Children’s Hospital or the Custer County Foundation.
Glen Arthur Govier was born March 16, 1923, in Weissert, to Frank and Anna Belle (Cooksley) Govier. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mildred.
Glen attended grade school in Weissert and graduated from Dry Valley High School in 1941. He attended Kearney State College. He loved sports and excelled at track during his high school years.
He and Frances Faye Farmer were married Dec. 24, 1946, and lived on the farm north of Broken Bow for more than 60 years until their move to Grand Island.
Five children were born to Glen and Frances; Joyce Ann, Steven Glen, Frank Arthur, Bruce Evan and Dan Alan.
Family was very important to Glen, and that included his farm and his cattle herd. He spent much of his life with his family caring for the soil and livestock. He was very proud of being a part of “ Govier and Sons “.
Additionally to being part of a five generation CusterCounty farm/ranch operation, Glen was a part of his community. He was president, plus other offices, of the Tappen Valley School Board and treasurer of the Broken Bow Township Board. He served on the Board of Directors at Broken Bow Co-op and on the Board of Directors of Nebraska State Bank and Trust.
Surviving Glen is his wife, Frances, of 66 years; daughter, Joyce and husband Wayland Magee of Bennington; four sons, Steve and wife Sonja of Grand Island, Frank and wife Deborah of Weissert, Bruce and wife Pamela of Omaha, and Dan of Grand Island; nine grandchildren, Meagan Magee of San Antonio, Texas, Wayland and Traci Magee of Agency, Mo., Patrick and Carmen Govier of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lisa and Elburn Templeton of Bailey, Colo., Logan and Becky Govier of Broken Bow, Clay Govier of Weissert, Andrew and April Govier of Lincoln, Anna and Colin Sandall of Kansas City, Mo. and Arena Govier of Grand Island; three great-grandchildren, Mason and Mallory Govier of Broken Bow, and Caleb Govier of Colorado Springs, and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Custer County Chief, Feb. 21, 2013