Braxton Tate Fuller

Braxton Tate Fuller, the son of Courtney and Tosha (Koss) Fuller, was born on July 1, 1995, in Gordon, Neb. He passed away following an automobile accident on Oct. 7, 2017, at the age of 22.

Braxton attended grade school in Red Cloud, Neb., Lincoln, Neb. and Gillette, Wyo. The Fuller family moved to Casper, Wyo., in 2008 where he attended Centennial Junior High and Kelly Walsh High School. Braxton played the trombone in jazz band, marching band and concert band. He also found he liked the


Ellen I. Strasburger

Our mother, Ellen I. Strasburger, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Countryside Care with her loving family at her side.

Ellen was born on Feb. 11, 1922, to parents Paul and Edith Mendenhall of Hay Springs, Neb.  She grew up on the family farm south of Hay Springs with seven siblings where she was taught a strong work ethic but also a love for music at an early age. She attended Sandridge Elementary School and graduated from Hay Springs High School. 


Robert Clayton Burgess

Robert Clayton Burgess, 92, of Gordon, Neb., died Oct. 11, 2017, at Highland Park Care Center in Alliance, Neb.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1925, at Hyannis, Neb., to Harry and Anna (Becker) Burgess.

Bob attended grade school at the Donley place later graduating from Ashby High School in 1942.  Bob and his brothers and sisters grew up on the home ranch south of Ashby.  He ranched for a number of years with his brothers.  Around the age of 12, his Dad had taught the boys how to be


Richard “Dick” Lee Bolin

Playing a round of golf with family, friends or competing for championships is a Gentlemen’s Game, this “Gentleman” is Dick Bolin who passed away peacefully at Regional West Medical Center at the age of 87 on October 8, 2017.  At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Private family inurnment will take place at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering.  There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 14th at Weborg 21 Centre, 2625


Joseph Cotterall Carr III

Joseph Cotterall Carr III, 43, of Gordon, Neb., passed away Saturday, October 7th, in route to the Scottsbluff hospital. He was born April 9, 1974, in Wheeling, W. Va. to Joseph Carr II (Janet Carr) and Priscilla Brautigam (Henry Wiley).

As a young man, he lived with his family in Ohio. He was educated in the local schools graduating from River High School. He later graduated from a Technical school as a Diesel Mechanic, and from welding school. He entered the Army Reserves and after a few


Lois M. Adams

Graveside services for Lois M. Adams of Chadron , Nebraska will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Cody, Neb.

Mrs. Adams passed away on Oct. 7, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Lois was born on May 4, 1936 in Lakeview, S.D.

She was 81.

A memorial has been established for St. Mary’s Church of Newzel, or Breast Cancer Research. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, Neb., 69337.

Online condolences can be made


James Allen Dudek

James Allen Dudek was born April 29, 1952, to Norman and Pauline (Brungardt) Dudek in Hastings, Neb.  He was the oldest of four children.  He studied to be a teacher with a minor in art and music at Hastings College.  In 1977, in Kearney, he met June Thorsen on the steps of the Church of God after an evening service.  They were married the next year and in 1979 they moved to Gordon and worked on the farm/ranch with her parents.  In the 1980s two children were welcomed


Bud Reid

Bud Reid was born on May 1, 1922, on the Reid farm southwest of Rushville, Neb., to Edwin and Clara (Barth) Reid.  He was named Benjamin Howard, but was always known as Bud.

He grew up on the family farm, attended country school at District 22 and then Rushville High School.  He graduated high school in 1940.

He married Mary Rose Roffers on June 8, 1945, in Rushville and twelve days later was inducted into the Army.

Bud had attempted to enlist in the Navy, but since he was color


Clara “Louise” Ginkens

Clara “Louise” Ginkens of Wood River, formerly of Gordon, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Wood River, Neb.

Louise was born on Oct. 8, 1932, in Gordon, Neb., to Walter and Maggie Goodin. She attended school at Pleasant Hill and Gordon High School until her sophomore year. She attended Curtis High School in Curtis and graduated in May of 1951. She later attended Cosmetology School in North Platte graduating in 1954.

She married Jim Ginkens of


Camille “Jamison” Green

Camille “Jamison” Green was born on June 6, 1947, to Arthur and Martha (Bone) Jamison in the eastern Texas town of Mount Pleasant. Camille passed away on Sept. 7, 2017, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital. She was 70 years old at the time of her passing.

Camille grew up in the little town of Ore City, Texas. She attended public school and graduated from Ore City High School in 1965. After graduation, she attended Texas A&M University-Commerce for 3 years before starting to work at


Gordon Moore Gealy

Gordon Moore Gealy was born Oct. 19, 1929, to Lester George and Mina Lucile (Moore) Gealy. He lived his early childhood on the homestead farm near Gordon with his parents, an older sister, Dr. Betty Foster and eventually a younger sister Mildred (Mildie) Esten, his grandparents Asa and Agnes Gealy, and the hired man. He was born in an era dominated by World War II and depression. He attended rural Mt. Pleasant School, the school of his father and eventually his children. He was an Eagle Scout


Elsie (Coleman) Cate

Elsie (Coleman) Cate, 84, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on Aug. 31, 2017.

Elsie started her career as a teacher at a one room schoolhouse in Hay Springs, Neb. After getting married to her late husband Myron Cate, she later taught in a four room, eight-grade school in Vermont. The majority of her teaching career was spent as an elementary school teacher in Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, N.H., where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Elsie developed the Readiness Program in

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