Gene Snyder

Woodallen Gene Snyder was born on May 22, 1944 in Gordon, Nebraska, the second of three children of Woodrow L. and Charlyn G. Watson Snyder. He died February 12, 2021 at the age of 76 years in the Cheyenne, Wyoming hospital. He grew up on a ranch south of Rushville, NE on Pine Creek. He attended elementary school grades 1-8 at District 98, known as the Mill School. Gene graduated from Rushville High School in 1962. He played football in high school and college. He attended Chadron State College


Howard Everett Rincker

Howard Everett Rincker, age 94, passed away peacefully at Chadron Community Hospital on February 24, 2021. He was surrounded by many loving family members.

He was typically known as Howard in his business dealings but as Everett by his family and friends. Everett was born in Scottsbluff, NE., on April 11, 1926. His life started in a small tarpaper shack but it was filled with love. Everett’s mother was frequently sick so the three brothers learned to cook, clean, and do the many animal


George B. Jones

George B Jones, 76, of Gordon, Nebraska passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. 

George was born on Wednesday, March 29, 1944 to Albert and Mabel (Mathews) Jones. He grew up in Mullen, Nebraska with his brother Charlie and sisters Mary Jo and Alberta. 

George attended Mullen High School and continued his education at Chadron State College earning a degree in education. 

On December 31, 1994, George was married to Jacque McConaughey. They began a long and happy life together


Lorainne Alexander

Lorainne Alexander, age 88, of Gordon, passed away at Gordon Memorial Hospital on February 9, 2021. 

Lorainne was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 25, 1932, to Milton and Vae (Walls) Sanderfer.  Her family came to Gordon by covered wagon with the Scamahorn Colony. Lorainne attended Gordon High School, graduating in 1950.

She was united in marriage to Donald W Alexander in June of 1951. To this marriage 5 children were born:  Mark, Kim, Jeff, Marty, and Kris.



Patricia "Pat" Rawles

Patricia “Pat” Rawles, 76, of Gordon, NE, died Wednesday February 3, 2021, at her home.

She was born January 15, 1945, in Mullen, NE, to Floyd and Maxine Carr. She graduated from Mullen High School in 1963.

Pat married Fred Rawles on January 19, 1991 in Denver, Colorado. They lived in Gordon until her passing. She will be remembered for her kind heart, love of the outdoors and her adventurous spirit.

She is survived by her husband Fred, two daughters, Chris Macke and Michelle


George Addie

George Layton Addie (86), retired Administrative Officer, US Public Health Service, passed away November 13, 2020.  He was born March 31, 1934 in Rushville, Nebraska and was the only child of Clara Layton and George Addie. His early years were spent on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  He graduated Rushville High School in 1952, and attended Chadron State College in Nebraska.  He married Lila Higgs and together they had four children.  The family moved to


Virgil Elsberry

Virgil Myrl Elsberry passed away from complications from Covid-19 on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas at the age of 81.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Judi Elsberry; children Wayne Elsberry and wife Mai of San Antonio, Texas, Beth Ann Brandt and husband David of Grand Island, Nebraska; step-children Valerie Oakleaf and husband Mike of Portland, Oregan, Venessa Gottier and husband Kevin of Albion, Nebraska, and Veronica Cangiamilla and husband


Margaret Clepper

At 96, Margaret DeWolfe Clepper entered into rest February 17, 2021. Born at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Hospital, Margaret grew up during the Great Depression near Gordon, Nebraska on a cattle ranch with 10 siblings and her parents, Harry B. and Cora Sears Shields DeWolf. At 20, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War 2 achieving the rank of Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class while serving as a dental hygienist and assisting in the forensic dental identification of


Lois Linehan

Lois Marie Connell Shedeed Linehan was born February 18, 1945 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Gene and Lorna (Richardson) Connell. She grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota and attended elementary and middle school in Oelrichs, South Dakota. Her father, Gene, went to work for the U.S. Forest Service and the family lived in Hill City from 1959 to 1963, where Lois graduated high school in 1963. While in Hill City she met Fred Shedeed who was helping to build the new school.

Lois and Fred were married


Harold Hardin

Harold Clifford Hardin, 85, passed away February 15th, 2021, at Monument Health Rapid City in South Dakota. He was born May 2nd, 1935, at the family homestead in Gordon Nebraska to Clifford and Doris (Reitz) Hardin. He was the oldest of five children.

Harold attended school in Rushville, Nebraska and left during his senior year. He joined the Army January 28th, 1954 and was discharged January 27th, 1956. While in the Army he was an air defense artilleryman at the Presidio of San Francisco


Vernon Tiensvold

Vernon Dean Tiensvold was born August 8, 1936, in Rushville, Nebraska, to Edward and Mary Tiensvold. He passed on February 11, 2021 in Missoula.

Vernon married Doris Joan Gottier on October 20, 1955. Vernon and Doris started their family in Rushville, Nebraska, and then moved to Great Falls in 1965. Vernon and Doris moved to Missoula, and eventually to a twenty acre farm in Arlee, Montana. Vernon worked as a Mechanic for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company from 1965 until he retired. Vernon


Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson, age 69, of Scottsbluff, NE, passed away suddenly on February 14, 2021.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Gerald Harr as Celebrant. A private burial will be held prior to the service and there will be no visitation. The funeral will be live streamed on Bridgman Funeral Home Facebook page. Mike had a kind and giving heart. In lieu of any flowers, please consider a donation in

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