Kathy L. Mohr

Kathy L. Mohr, 54, of Gordon, Neb., died Thursday October 13, 2011, at her home. After fighting a valiant fight against cancer for 85 days, the Lord chose to take her home.

She was born February 21, 1957, in Gordon, Neb., to Jim and Audrey Benedickt. The family lived between Kyle, S.D., where her parents ranched, and Gordon, Neb., where the children attended school. While attending Gordon High School, Kathy received the FFA Sweetheart Award on April 27, 1974. She graduated from Gordon High

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Melvin Clifford Davis

Melvin Clifford Davis passed away at his home in Silverton, Oregon, just one day after celebrating his 85th Birthday.

Melvin was born to Clifford and Josephine Davis at the home of his Grandfather, Arnold Perters, located south of Hay Springs near the Niobrara River. He was raised south of Rushville near Pine Creek. He received his elementary education at the Mill School and then attended Rushville High School. Davis graduated as his class Valedictorian in 1943.

He joined the Armed Forces

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Leslie Jo Fresquez Walking Elk

Leslie Jo Fresquez Walking Elk, “Mi Cante Etan Wowaglake”, 49, was born May 16, 1962, in Omaha, Neb., and began her journey to the spirit world on Oct. 15, 2011, in Minneapolis.

Leslie graduated from Red Cloud (S.D.) High School in 1980, where she was a varsity cheerleader and academically excelled in state oratory competitions. Leslie attended the National College of Business, Oglala Lakota College, and graduated with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Black Hills State University

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Alice (Grant) Dodson

Born Alice Grant in the Sand Hills region of Nebraska on Oct. 21, 1922, Alice moved on to a better world Oct. 3, 2011.

She remained in Nebraska throughout her youth, and during the war she spent time working in a munitions factory. She married Lauren Dodson on June 18, 1942. After a few stops, they settled in the Spokane Valley, where they raised their boys: Gary, Jim and Doug. They moved to the Post Falls home in 1974.

After Lauren passed in 1980, Alice remained on the farm in Post Falls

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Doris Green

Doris Green passed away at the age of 101 on October 19, 2011 at Silver Maples Retirement Community in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born September 17, 1910 in Mitchell, Nebraska, the daughter of Earl Warren and Maude (Hewett) Collins.

Doris attended the Secondary Consolidated Sunflower School in Mitchell and upon graduating in 1929, taught there for several years prior to enrolling in the Chadron State Teachers’ College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education. In 1935, she met and

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Kathryn Hansen Hayes

Kathryn Hansen Hayes was born February 21st 1923 in Gordon, NE. She passed away peacefully in her home in Seal Beach, CA, October 11, 2011. Her husband, Joseph Hayes had preceded her, leaving her to live alone for the last two years.

As a young girl out of high school, Kay drove a cab for her brother, Kenneth Hansen, in Scottsbluff, NE. Kay and two of her sisters moved to California as young women and worked in the shipyards during the war years. Kay and her older sister worked as

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Harry E. Christensen

Harry E. Christensen, 61, of Hay Springs, passed away Sept. 20, 2011, at the Fort Meade VA Center in Sturgis S. D.

He was born Oct. 13, 1949 in Gordon, NE, to Harry and Bessie Christensen. He grew up in Hay Springs, attending Grade School and High School. During the school years he had The Alliance Times Heralds paper route for 7 yrs, helped Howard Weber with the maintenance of the Hay Spring School, worked at the Civic Theatre as a projectionist , and completed a very proud accomplishment

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Grace Donker

Grace Donker, 79, of Chadron, NE, died early Saturday morning, August 20, 2011, at Prairie Pines Lodge.

She was born December 28, 1931, at the home of her parents, Dick and Anna Luurs, outside Platte, SD. She was born the fifth of eight children.

Grace was raised on the South Dakota farm, attended school until she graduated from the eighth grade, and was very proud to go back to school to complete her GED in 1972. When she was eighteen, she took a job taking care of a couple in a small town

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Robert (Bob) Erwin Brown

Robert (Bob) Erwin Brown of Hay Springs, NE passed away August 2, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliance, NE.

Bob was born June 27, 1928, in Valley, NE to Archie E. and Leta M. (McDuffee) Brown. At the age of four, his family moved to their homestead five miles south of Lingle, Wyoming. There, he and his big sister, Arlene, grew up and attended school in Lingle. Bob always chuckled when telling how the bus drivers built their own buses on a truck chassis and heated it with

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Dale Eugene Piper

10.12.1929 - 07.27.2017

Dale Eugene Piper was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Gordon, Neb., to G.R “Sam” and Frances Piper.

Dale grew up in the sandhills with his three brothers: Glen, Wayne and Blaine, also known as Red and Whitie.  Just imagine having the sandhills of Nebraska as your backyard.  It has been told there were few “blowouts”, windmills, lakes or meadows that have not been explored by the “Piper boys.”

Trips to town were rare and money was

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LaVonne Esther Flueckinger

Funeral services for LaVonne Esther Flueckinger will be held at the United Methodist Church in Gordon, Neb., on Monday. Aug. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, Neb.

LaVonne Flueckinger passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb. LaVonne was born March 22, 1936, at Martin, S.D. She was the only child of Cecil and Flossie (Leeper) Burd. She grew up helping her folks with the ice plant and electric company in Martin, S.D. LaVonne would

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