Faith Irene (Mattox) Harrold passed away May 23, 2013 in Kearney.
She was a member of the E Free Church in Broken Bow, the last surviving original member of the Senators Extension Club, Royal Neighbors of America Lodge, and was on the Executive Board of Christian Women’s Club for 30 plus years.
She did a lot of sewing, crocheting, and knitting in her early married life, but later her love was counted cross stitch, which she did for hire and friends. She enjoyed baking and sharing with friends and neighbors. Her home made chicken and noodles, apple pie, pancakes, baked beans and sweet corn were some of the grandkids’ favorites.
Faith was born Oct. 3, 1930, to William Wesley (Bunt) and Virginia Mildred (Apperson) Mattox at the family farm in RoseValley where she attended school, graduating from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1947.
October 3, 1949, at the Fairbury Nazarene Church, she married Orville W Harrold. She lived her entire life in Custer County.
In 1955, they moved to their home in Swiss Valley. Faith was Orville’s partner and helpmate in all parts of their ranch and farm operations. Orville said she was the best hired man he ever had. Three daughters were born there.
In 1998, they semi-retired and moved from their farm home of 43 years to Broken Bow. She worked part-time at a craft store, Hallmark card shop, and other odd jobs. She was always willing to help, and never learned to say “no.”
It was her faith that kept her going in good times and bad.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Orville; daughters, Gloria (Dean) Duryea of Merna, Neva (John) Meyerhoff of Randolph, N.J., and Melanie (Bill) Lovgren of Omaha; one grandson, Adam (Erin) Duryea of Merna; five granddaughters, Rebecca (Doug) White of Merna, Casi Meyerhoff of Hoboken, N.J., Ashley Meyerhoff of Lincoln, Emily (Vince) Lau of Omaha and Olivia Lovgren of Omaha; three great- grandsons, Zachary Hammond of Broken Bow, Destrey Duryea of Merna, and Ayden and Trevor Duryea of Merna; one great-granddaughter, Cassidy Hammond of Merna; brothers, Max (Donna) Mattox of Broken Bow, Dale (Beverly) Mattox of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joe (Neva) Mattox of Broken Bow; two sisters, Darlene Mattox of Broken Bow and Carolyn (Roger) Miles of Lincoln; one sister- in- law, Luella of Bakersfield, Calif., and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Donald Mattox.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Scot Harvey officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, May 30, 2013