George Govier, 86

George T. Govier, age 86, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway. Funeral services were June 8, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Duane Osnes officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Weissert Church of God. Survivors include four sons, Ted Govier of Ansley, Jack (Gerri) Govier of Lexington, Tom Govier of Broken Bow, and Joe Govier of Broken Bow; four grandchildren, Tray and wife Amy Govier of Lincoln, James Govier of Hawaii, Jennifer and Duane Osnes of Kearney, Jeff and Jill Govier of Omaha; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Govier, Jesse, Jonathan and Daniel Osnes, Madison, Mackenzie and Caden Govier; two sisters, Mildred Whitehead of Broken Bow, and Charlotte Cash of Mullen; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. George was preceded in death by his wife, LaOra; parents, Thomas William Willard Govier and Anna (Johnson) Govier; sisters, Violet, Male, Sylvia Ruby, and brother Nells. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, in the Swiss Valley near Weissert, to Thomas and Emma (Johnson) Govier. George's early years he worked on the family farm and raised and trained horses. He worked for his father-in-law in construction. George finished his working career at Ruff Motor Company, which is now Gateway Motors, as the shop foreman in the body and fender department. George was married to LaOra Phillips. She died in 1999. George's hobbies included, coon hunting, raising and training coon dogs. His passion became boxing when his oldest son started Golden Gloves. George coached boxing for 24 years. His last years he loved all sports, especially Husker football, and adored his grandchildren. Published in the June 9 Custer County Chief.