Obituaries

Obituaries - 1981-1990

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1981

BRICE, AUGREY L.
Gordon Nebr. -1981
Aubrey Lynn Brice was born Aug. 27, 1907, to Charlie and Nettie Carney Brice at Columbus and died at his home on May 17, 1981, after a long illness, at the age of 73 years, eight months and 20 days. When a small boy, he lived with his parents at Glen Elder, Kan., later moving to Gordon in 1913 with his three brothers and two sisters. He remained in the Gordon area working on various ranches until about 1951. At this time he moved to Rapid City, S. D., and worked for Peter Kewitt Construction Co. until his retirement. He was married Dec. 14, 1927 to Margaret Ann Coucher. One daughter blessed this union. In 1972 they moved to Lawrenceburg, Ind., where his wife died in 1974. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother, three brothers, Ralph, Gerald, Tom, and two sisters, Mona and Norma. On August 7, 1976 he married Winnie Burch of Gordon and moved back to Gordon weher he spent his ramaining years. He spent much of his time fishing, camping and being out-of-doors. He was also a member to the Tri-State Cowboys association. He is survived by his wife, Winnie of Gordon; his daughter Bama and husband, Tom Glenn and two grandchildren, Chad and Melanie Glenn, all of Lawrenceburg, Ind., also three stepchildren, LeToy Heermann and Gary Burck of Gordon and Jeanie Burck of Hanford, Cal. Also surviving are cousins, many nephews, nieces and a wide host of friends. Pallbearers were John, William and Aubrey Leach, Gene and John Brice and Bob Coon. Honorary pallbearers were Dick Louks, Norman Merrill, Archie Secrest, Louis Schmitt, Orville Ostrander and Andy Anderson. A memorial has been established at the Gordon State Bank.

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1982

SKANADORE, CHESTER B.
Gordon Nebr. -1982
(Funeral Card)
In Memory of Chester B. Skanadore
Date of Birth: March 3, 1900
Date of Death: July 22, 1982
Time and Place of Service: Saturday July 24, 1982, 2 p.m., Gordon Gospel Chapel
Minister: Rev. Ron Dickens
Music: Organist, Mrs. Donna Dickens; Singers, Mrs. Ruth Kruger and Mrs. Kay Lindsey
Place of Interment: Gordon Cemetery
Pallbearers: Kelly Grant, Dave Weideman, Paul Reisdorph, Danny Reisdorph, Rick Ostrander, Blaine Gwynn
Arrangements By: Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary, Gordon, Nebraska

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1984

WINTERS, GLADYS
Gordon Nebr. -1984
Gladys Winter, daughter of Anson Goodnough and Mina Love Goodnough, was born December 21, 1900 in Rawlins, Wyoming. She died October 6, 1984 at the Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron. Gladys was united in marriage January 26, 1921, at Gordon, Nebraska to Richard Wesley Winters. To this union was born a son, Richard Anson. They lived south of Gordon on the ranch until their retirement in 1952 at which time they moved to Gordon. In 1963 Richard and Gladys moved to Chadron to care for Gladys' elderly uncle, where they were residing at the time of her death. She will be missed by her family and friends and be remembered for her loving care and concern for others. Survivors include her husband, Richard Wesley, son Richard Anson of Crawford, Nebraska and one grandson, Wesley of Rapid City, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson. Services were held Wednesday, October 10, 1984, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Chruch in Gordon with Rev. Cole Fowler officiation. Interment was in the Gordon Cemetery. Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary of Gordon was in charge of arrangements.

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1985

KRZYZANOWSKI, SEKFRET F.
(Valentine Nebr. Newspaper)
Gordon, 1985
Sekfret F. Kryzanowski was born October 13, 1901, in Prairie View, Kansas, the son of Sekfret and Catherine Petzold Krzyzanowski. At an early age, Sef's parents moved the family to Nebraska. He was married in 1924 to Gladys Lein and to this union was born a son, James. Sef and Gladys lived north of Gordon for 57 years where they were engaged in ranching and farming. He was preceeded in death by a brother, Tony, a sister, Anna Russell, and 2 infant granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Betty Kryzanowski; their three sons, Keith, Kevin, and Kirk; two sister, Kate Borders of Gordon and Ida Petzold of Valentine; and one brother, Fred Krzyzanowski, also of Valentine. Funeral services were held January 4, 1985 at the First United Methodist Chruch of Gordon, Ne, with the Rev. F. Cole Fowler officiating. Burial was in the Gordon Memorial Cemetery.

(Note: Social Security Death Index lists date of death as December, 1984)

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PARKHURST, COLLEEN LORRAINE
"Valentine News," February 20, 1985
Colleen Lorraine Parkhurst was born May 23, 1929 in gordon, Nebraska to Eugene and Bessie Knudsen and she passed away February 14, 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska, at age 55. Colleen grew up and received her education in Gordon. On june 3, 1850 she was married to Darrel Parkhurst in Valentine, Nebraska. To this union five children were born: Patty, Gene, Kenneth, Sharon and Tena. Colleen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Valentine. A housewife and mother, she was a friend to many. She enjoyed making afghans and other crafts and derived the most pleasure from giving them as gifts. Colleen was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Patty. She is survived by her husband, Darrel of Valentine, two sons, Gene, wife JoAnn and daughters, Tanya, Tammy and Teri Parkhurst of Valentine; and Kenneth, wife Kim and son Jady Parkhurst of Minden, Nevada and two daughters, Sharon and Tena of Valentine. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 1985 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Valentine, Rev. Robert Favre officiating. Interment was in Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, Nebraska. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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1987

GWYNN, FAY M.
Cody-1987
Faye Mary Gwynn, 81, of Cody, died Tuedsay, Jiune 30, 1987, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1906 at Newton, Neb., to the late Clyde and Maude Kime and was a lifelong resident of Cherry County. She was a ranch wife, and had lived in Cody since 1939. She married Charles Edward Gwynn, who died in 1980. Her survivors are three daughters, Dorothy Schied of Cody, Marjy Milliken of Huron, S. D., and Clara Empkey of Lincoln; a sister, Annie Egli, Gordon; and four brothers, Archie, Walter, Harold and Glenn Kime, all of Gordon. Mrs. Gwynn was a member of the Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10a.m. at the Methodist Church in Gordon, with the Rev. Frank Kiertley officiating. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cody of Gordon Methodist Church. Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary of Gordon is in charge of arrangements.

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1988

HINTON, FRED
Gordon Nebr. -1988
Fred George Hinton, son of Frederick and Bessie Hauver Hinton, was born June 2, 1917, at the ranch south of Cody, Nebraska. He received his education in the Cody school system and Chadron State College. He then continued his association with his parents in their ranching operation at Cody. He was joined in marriage December 26, 1974, to Lois Carol Hull at the United Methodist Chruch at Gordon, Ne. After 65 years on the ranch, Fred chose retirement and leased his land and lived for 3 years in Cody. They then moved to Gordon where they lived for 5 years until the time of his death. He was a member of the Stockgrowers, Tri-State Cattleman's Association and a Charter Member of the Nebraska Cattleman's Association. Fred suffered a heart attack and passed away July 22, 1988, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lois; his step-daughters, Candy Goodrich and her husband Gary, Patty Faulk and her hasband Jerry; six grandchildren, Crysta, Danielle, Kylie and Raegan Faulk and Bobbie and Brent Goodrich, all of Gordon; his sister, Claudine Gwynn and her husband Tom; his niece Sandy Sawdey and her husband Frank; and his great nephew Scott Sawdey all of Longmont, Colorado. Fred will always be remembered as a good cattleman and rancher. He was an excellent steward of the land and conservationist. Above all he was a very loving husband, brother, step-father and friend. The funeral service was conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Gordon, Nebraska, with Rev. Morris Cogin and Father Carl Ferris officiating. Burial was in the Gordon Cemetery.

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1989

SAMUELSON, JOHN M.
"Valentine News," March 22, 1989
John Martin Samuelson, son of Ernest Martin and Mamie McMullen Samuelson was born February 13, 1918 at Grant, Nebraska and departed this life March 10, 1989, at the age of 71. In 1920 he moved with his parents to Rushville, NE, where he entered the Rushville Elementary Schools and graduated from the 8th grade in 1933. He had one sister, Marjorie Maxine, who was born at Grant in 1916 and passed away in 1927 at the age of eleven. His father was superintendent of schools at Madrid, Grant, Rushville and Cody, NE. He moved with his parents in 1933 to Cody, NE, where he entered Cody High School and graduated in 1937. He lettered all four years in football. He also played baritone horn in the high school band. John attended Chadron State Teachers College for 3 1/2 years and played Baritone horn in the College band. He joined the Army February 10, 1941 as a regular and played in the famous Regimental 4th Cavalry Band. He later transferred out of the band for line duty. He served in the European Theater of Operations and earned three Bronze Stars. He received his honorable discharge from the Army on October 15, 1945. He worked as a custodian in the Cody, Ne Public Schools for 3 1/2 years. Later he attended the Nebraska State School at Milford and graduated with a diploma in shoe repair and orthopedics. He owned and operated a shoe repair business in Bassett for 6 1/2 years. He played baritone horn in Chet Stockwell's band. He moved to Valentine February 1, 1856 and worked for Young's Western Wear until he retired in 1986. He played baritone horn in Valentine's Centennial Band. John was baptized in the Congregational Church in 1944 while in the Army and later transferred his membership to the Valentine Methodist Church. He was District Deputy Grand (4 times) of the I. O. O. F. He belonged to the Valentine Lodge I. O. O. F. #205 and was an associate member of Bassett Lodge #242. He held the rank of Retired Captain of Canton Lodge #29. He was past Chief Patriot of Encampment #76 and a member of the Rebekah Lodge #168. He belonged to the V. F. W., American Legion and D. A. V. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister. Services for John Samuelson were held Wednesday, March 15, 1989 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine with Rev. Richard M...? officiating. Interment in Rushville, Nebr.

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KERNS, MARY MAGDELINE
Rushville Nebr. -1989
Mary Magdeline Kearns died on Tuesday, March 21, 1989 in Scottsbluff, Neb. of cancer. She was born March 2, 1916 in Gordon, Neb. to Frank and Lavern (Nern) Gwynn. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic high school in 1933. She was untied in marriage to John Kerns on May 23, 1934. To that union seven children were born. Mary was a member of the Altar Society and the Eureka Club. She taught CCD for many years. In addition to being a housewife and mother, she was a talented seamstress and enjoyed many crafts. She always had a special place in her heart for children, especially her grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her parents, half brother Charles Gwynn and infant grandson, Stephen Kearns. Survivors include her husband John of Rushville, 2 sons, Jim of Salt Lake City, Utah and Tom of Rushville; 5 daughters, Joan Werner of Wheatland, Wyo., Doris Carlson of Scotia, N. Y., Carol Kearns of Oceanside, Ore., Ruth Ziegler of Clarks, Neb. and Corrine Emory of Salt Lake City, Utah; 2 brothers, Jim Gwynn of Gordon, Neb. and Tom Gwynn of Longmont, Colo.; a sister, Nina Ayers of Colorado; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 27, 1989 at Immaculate Conception Church in Rushville with Father Alex Borzych officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

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1990

GWYNN, BRIAN W.
Gordon Nebr. -1990
(Funeral Card)
In Memory of BRIAN W. GWYNN
Date of Birth: April 19, 1973
Date of Death: July 29, 1990
Place and Time of Service: Church of God, Wednesday, August 1, 1990, 10:00 a.m.
Minister: Rev. Doyle Whitesel
Music: Soni Wilcox
Special Reading: Jason Wilson
Place of Interment: Gordon Cemetery
Pallbearers: Jason Wilson, Jason Dorsey, Jason Johnson, Judd Hatch, Bruce Ferguson, Troy Youel
Arrangements By: Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary, Gordon, Nebraska

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