Norma Lee (Reeves) (Davis) Child

Norma was born in a sod house northwest of Gordon to Eldred Sr. and Ehrma Reeves. Norma passed away February 22, 2020, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She attended grade school at White Lodge School District #86, and graduated from Gordon High School in 1947.

She married Norman Davis on January 19, 1948, in Rushville, Neb. They lived in the Rushville area until 1951; they then moved to a farm northwest of Batesland, S.D., and then later into Batesland. Four children were born to this union, Merna


Benjamin James Garvin

Benjamin James Garvin was born in Crawford, Neb., on October 27, 1979, to Larry and Ann Garvin.  He attended school in Crawford and managed to overcome the trauma of having his mother as one of his teachers in his elementary grades.  After graduation from Crawford High School in 1998, B.J. enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a mechanic.  He proudly served with 5th Battalion 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division Fleet Marine Force until his honorable discharge in


Ian H. McBeth

Ian Hermann McBeth was born November 24, 1975, in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany, to William and Anneliese McBeth, where his father was stationed with the US Army. The McBeths moved to the United States in 1976, with Ian splitting his early years between his father’s hometown of Gordon, Nebraska, and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, before the family settled in Wray, Colorado, in 1982.

Ian’s childhood was quintessential (Ian would have hated that word but it means the


Mary Carolyn Lundquist Butler

Mary Carolyn Lundquist Butler, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Carolyn, or “Nana” as she was called most commonly, was born August 15, 1945, in Lynch, Nebraska, to Theodore and Marjorie Lundquist. After raising her family in Gordon, Neb., she moved to Colorado.  She owned her own business, Log Cabin Liquor, in Berthoud, Colorado, until retiring at age 55 and moving to Bella Vista. Nana was a member of First United Methodist


William Richard Van Kerrebrook

William Richard Van Kerrebrook, 75, of Pierre, S.D., formerly of Gordon, Neb., died Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was born March 31, 1944, in Gordon, Neb., to Oscar and Mary Ann Van Kerrebrook. He attended the Catholic School in Rushville and graduated from Rushville High School in the Class of 1962. After graduation, he attended Rapid City School of Business for two years and then returned to the business office at the Rushville Sale Barn. After


Margery Heyer Smith

Margery Heyer was born September 13, 1920, to Henry and Anna Thornquist Heyer at their farm home near Gordon, Nebraska. Margery had an older sister, Elaine, and a younger brother, Dean. She passed away January 23, 2020, at Grove, Oklahoma.

Margery attended the first eight grades at the Sunny Knoll School. She then attended Gordon High School and graduated in 1938. She took the Normal Training Course in high school, so out of high school she taught five years in rural schools in Sheridan County


Kenneth L. Hooper

With deepest sorrow we announce that Kenneth L. Hooper, age 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff, where he had resided for the last four years.

Ken was born July 6, 1922, in Brownlee, Nebraska, to Nuck and Sylvia (Hankins) Hooper.  He spent the early part of his childhood on the Boiling Springs Ranch near Cody, Nebraska, and had many fond memories of his time growing up there.  During


Joyce Glaze

Joyce Glaze, a former resident of Gordon, passed away on December 30 in Sugar Land, Texas. Joyce Boldon Glaze was born on December 12, 1924, on the farm that her parents, Roy and Amanda Boldon, homesteaded near Oelrichs, South Dakota. Her early school days were spent in the Chadron Public Schools, where she graduated from high school and then attended Chadron State Teacher’s College. During WWII, Joyce left college to work in a munitions factory near Denver.

When she returned to


Ilo Eliene (Jansen) Fegler

Ilo Eliene (Jansen) Fegler, 89, of Ogallala passed away January 11, 2020, at Indian Hills Manor Nursing Home.

Ilo was born in Rushville, Neb., on May 22, 1930, to Leo and Elma (Croxen) Jansen. They lived in a sod house in Interior, S.D., until 1935 when her mother passed away, and the family moved to Scottsbluff, Neb., where she and her sisters attended school. When her father remarried, two sisters were added to the family. The six sisters remained close throughout their lives and held an


Michael Dean Welker

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Mike Welker, passed away at the age of 60 at his home south of Kilgore, Nebraska. Mike was born on September 12, 1959, in Valentine, Nebraska, to Dean and Eldine (Rauer) Welker. He attended Cody-Kilgore Unified Schools and graduated in 1977. Following high school, Mike attended Mitchell Vo-Tech and graduated in 1979 with a Welding Degree. 

In 1980, he and his high school sweetheart Susan (Kockrow) Welker were married in Valentine, Nebraska. From this union

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