Betty J. Covalt, 79
(AUGUST 6) ALLIANCE - Betty J. Covalt, 79, died Saturday, August 4, 2001, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born September 23, 1921, at Mitchell, to Eli C. and Maude (McKeown) Douglass. She married Victor E. Covalt August 31, 1940, at Bridgeport.
She was an author and poet, and also a volunteer weather observer for the National Weather Service. She is survived by her husband, Victor E. Covalt of Alliance; daughters and sons-in- law, Wilma E. and Wes Behm of Hill City, S. D., and Alice J. and Ed Dentler of Lakeside; sons, Blaine "Ben" Covalt of Denver, Colo., and Victor E. Covalt, III of Lincoln; and grandchildren, Ellen, Karen, Brandon, Tony, Heather, Maddie, and Emma. She also is survived by brother, Robert J. Douglass of Henry; and sister, Ruth Ann Strauch of Hemingford. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, two sisters, and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Pastor Vonne Blessman Andersen will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Boy's Ranch or the Heart of the Hills Fire Department at Lakeside. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doris E. Coble, 82
(AUGUST 6) MULLEN - Doris Evelyn Coble, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, from complications of brain cancer at Overland Park, Kan. She was born Jan. 13, 1919 at Whitman. Her parents were Maggie (Prindle) and Fred T. Marshall.
She was a 1936 graduate of the University of Nebraska, School of Agriculture at Curtis. She received a certificate in Normal instruction and taught at District No. 94 for two years. She was married to Harry C. Coble Sept. 1, 1937 at Harrison. He preceded her in death in 1992. She and her husband and sons, Gary and Jim, were ranchers until their deaths.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Winifred Chapter 292, Mullen United Methodist Church and Nebraska Cowbelles. She is survived by one sister, Alice Van Natta of Mullen; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Coble's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the United Methodist Church at Mullen, with Rev. Delbert King and Rev. David Lux officiating. Burial will be in Cedarview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Mullen Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church Air Conditioning Fund. Arnold and Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
Kenneth Kubo, Sr., 72
(Aug. 6) CHADRON - Kenneth Darwin Kubo, Sr., 72, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Chadron Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1930, to Grace (Reno) and John Kubo Jr. at Beaver Valley north of Hay Springs.
He grew up on the family farm. He married Ilene Preble on Nov. 25, 1949. To this union five children were born, Kaylene Ray, Kenneth Darwin, Jr., Stephen Wade, Kevin Dwain and Kim Drew. The family moved to Chadron in 1955 where they have made their home since. For many years he was a Cub Master and he enjoyed his many grandchildren and many friends. He is survived by is wife Ilene of the home; sons, Kenneth Kubo Jr and Steve and Barb Kubo of Chadron, Kevin and Julie Kubo of Alliance and Kim and Dana Kubo of Norfolk; daughter, Kaylene and Benny Martin of Chadron; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one brother, Jim Kubo; sisters-in-law, Jennie Wasserburger and Raylene Drables; brother-in-law, Charles Preble; aunt, Liddie Varvel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bill.
Mr. Kubo's funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Chamberlain Chapel at Chadron. Burial will be in the Hay Springs Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit.
Lydia Haynes, 75
(August 7) BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Lydia Lou Haynes, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Silver Lake Care Center.
She was born Feb. 3, 1926 on a farm near Rock Port, Mo. Her parents were Charles Henry and Louise Margaret (Jones) Stickerod. She graduated from Tarkio High School in 1944, and from Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, Mo., in 1948 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree from the University of Tulsa.
She was married to Harold Don Haynes Nov. 25, 1948, at Linden, Mo. He preceded her in death. She taught in various high schools until the couple moved to Alliance, where they were owner-operators of Zesto from 1952 to 1954. They moved to Missouri, then to Oklahoma where she taught school until her retirement in 1986. She was organist at New hope Indian United Methodist Church, a member of the Tulsa University Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, Eastern Star, American Society of University Women, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Retired Teacher's Association of Bartlesville, Okla.
She is survived by daughter, Dr. Lynne Louise Haynes-Tucker of Palo Alto, Calif.; and son Evan Lee Haynes of Denver, Colo. She also is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Garland of Darlington, Mo. and Carolyn Snyder of Houston, Miss.
Mrs. Haynes funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at New Hope Indian Methodist Church at Dewey, Okla., with Rev. Tim Byington officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at Linden Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll Fisher officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lydia Lou Stickerod Scholarship Fund at Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Dr., Maryville, MO 64468.
Elizabeth Butler, 95
(August 7) LOUISVILLE, Colo. - Elizabeth Butler, 95, formerly of Alliance, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Hospice of Boulder County Care Center. She was born July 17, 1906 at Alliance.
Her parents were William F. and Margaret (Kent) McCoy. She was married to Raymond O. Butler in November 1937 at Alliance. He preceded her in death in 1969. She attended St. Agnes Academy and graduated from Chadron State College. She moved to the Lafayette, Colo. area in 1993. In 1953 she moved to Fort Collins, Colo; in 1983 to Boulder, Colo. She retired after 37 years as a country school teacher at LaPorte, Colo. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette, a volunteer at the Gift Bar at Golden West Manor at Boulder and a volunteer at the Pink Door for the Boulder Community Hospital Auxiliary
. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann Ahlbrandt of Lafayette and Pauli Jackson of Superior, Colo.; two step-sons, Charles Butler of Folsom, Calif. and Orville Butler of Sacramento, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A private family services will be held. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Boulder County, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive, East Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026. M.P. Murphy & Aassociates Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
"Woody" DuBray Sr., 65
(Aug. 7) ALLIANCE - Felix Edward "Woody" DuBray Sr., 65, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Poudre Valley Hospital at Fort Collins, Colo. He was born April 28, 1937, at Pine Ridge, S.D. to Bernard Charles and Katherine (Lone Wolf) DuBray.
He married Diane Rose Picket Pin at Alliance on Sept. 15, 1956. He worked for the City of Alliance for 20 years. He was active in boxing and coached the Alliance Livestock Boxing Team in the early 1970s. He was a member of the Indian Mission Church of God. He is survived by his wife Diane; children and spouses, Anthony and Carol DuBray, Felix Jr. (Rocky) and Tammy DuBray of Alliance, Ricky and Lynn DuBray of Crete, Shawn Cross of Bayard, Debbie Rose and Kent Wolkins of Alliance, Cindy and Grant Campbell of Hemingford, Gloria and Brian Heitz and Melissa and Doroteo Reza of Alliance; 26 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, Trenton Jackson, Curtis Hudson and Tommy Cross; sisters, Delores Mabin of Martin, S.D., Melissa Yellow Boy, Hazel Wilson and Eula Young all of Allen, S.D., Irene Gonzales of Rapid City, S.D., and brother Sam DuBray of Pine Ridge. His parents, son Curtis, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Alliance Cemetery with the Reverend Don Mink officiating. A wake service will be Wednesday at the Indian Mission Church of God. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Curt Pritchard, 63
(Aug. 7) ALLIANCE - Curt Pritchard, 63, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was born May 6, 1940 at Des Moines, Iowa, to David M. and Lowene (Hall) Pritchard.
He married Carol S. Halda Dec. 18, 1959, at West Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of the Apostolic Church, the United Transportation Union, and the Eagles. He was the first Santa Claus on the Burlington Northern Santa Claus Train and was also the first Santa Claus at the West Way Restaurant. He is survived by his wife, Carol S. Pritchard of Alliance; his children, Evanna Mae Landgren of Alliance, David M. Pritchard II of Des Moines, Iowa, Cheryl Ortega of West St. Paul, Minn., Michael R. Pritchard of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Judy Walker and Shellie Lewis, both of Hemingford; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his mother, Lowene Pritchard of Los Molinos, Calif.; his brother Maurice E. Pritchard of Creston, Iowa; sisters, Karen Chandler and Marlene Rice, both of Los Molinos; He was preceded in death by his father, and his grandmother, Minnie Hall.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Bates-Gould Chapel, with Pastor Duane Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in care of the family at, 717 West 14th Street, Alliance, NE 69301.
Marie Kollars, Infant
(August 8) ALLIANCE - Marie Nichole Kollars, infant daughter of Timothy and Renee Kollars was born at rest Aug. 7, 2001, at Box Butte General Hospital. Her survivors include her parents, grandparents Ike and Marie Farritor of Alliance, Richard and Joan Kollars of Whitney, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Vince Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patrick McGrory, 93
(August 8) LEBNON. Ore. - Patrick Edward McGrory, 93, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at his home. He was born January 13, 1908, in the County of Armagh, Ireland the son of Patrick A. and Elizabeth Teresa (Mullholand) McGrory.
He grew up on a farm and immigrated to America in 1930 at the age of 22. He traveled through New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois before settling in Alliance. He worked on the Bar-T-Hall Cattle Ranch and became ranch foreman. He married Thelma Pearl Fenner Dec. 30, 1936, in Nebraska. They migrated to Oregon in 1941, living first in Salem before settling in Lebanon.
He worked at the Champion Plywood Mill for 29 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Lebanon and also belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed farming, horseback riding and forecasting the weather. He is survived by his wife: Thelma, six sons, Richard, Patrick, Malachy, James, Kevin, and Brendan; three daughters, Kathleen Forrester, Rose Ann McGrory-Nesler and Bridget McGrory-Wolf; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great- great grandson.
Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Andrew Harris, O.M.I. officiating. Burial will follow at the Lebanon I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to St. Edward s Catholic Church or the Lebanon Hospice. Donations may be sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St.; Lebanon, OR 97355.
Jake Nuss, 73
(August 8) ALLIANCE - Jake Nuss, 73, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center at Sturgis, South Dakota.
He was born March 13, 1928, at Bayard, Nebraska to Jacob and Amelia (Weinbender) Nuss. He has been an Alliance resident since 1945.
He married Lois A. (Hashman) Stone on July 28, 1968, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Alliance. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for 28 years for Johnson and Peltz as a carpet and tile installer.
His survivors are his wife, Lois, sons Steve Stone of Phoenix, Ariz. and Dave Stone of Hemingford; grandchildren, Brandy Price, Eric Stone, Mitch Stone, Tom Stone, Kaylee Stone, Ashley Stone; and great-granddaughter Rebecca Stone. He also is survived by brother, Jerry Nuss of North Platte; sisters, Eleanor Trupp of Scottsbluff, Gladys Eaton of Loveland, Colo., and Mary Ann Becker of Gering. His parents, sister Jeanne Andreasen and brother James Nuss preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, August 10, at St. John's United Lutheran Church in Alliance, with Vicar Joel Sauerwein officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be given to the church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Gunderson, 78
(Aug. 8) CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - Geneva Gunderson, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Brookings Hospital at Brookings, S.D. Geneva M. Novak was born on March 8, 1924, at Bijou Hills, S.D. to Russell and Goldie (Woodraska) Novak.
She attended country grade school near Bijou Hills, and graduated from Platte High School. She taught 1 year at a country school. She was married to Peter O. Gunderson on Jan. 22, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1985. They made their home on the Gunderson Farm in Brule County, moved to Oklahoma for 4 years and returned to Chamberlain. She worked at Lee's Department Store and then for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in the business office for 17 years. She worked various other jobs in Chamberlain and sold insurance until her retirement. She lived at Chamberlain until September 2001, when she moved to Volga, S.D. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Egeberg and husband Gary of Volga, and Debbie Almond and husband Norm of Alliance; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one sister, Dolores Kott of Kimball, S.D.; and one brother, Russell Novak of Port Ales, N.M.
Mrs.Gunderson's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church at Chamberlain. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery at Chamberlain. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, the Wevik Funeral Chapel at Chamberlain with a Prayer Service at Trinity Lutheran Church at 7 p.m., with Rev. Duane Neugebauer officiating.
William F. Rose, 74
(Aug. 8) ALLIANCE - William Fran Rose, 74, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. He was born Sep. 5, 1928, in Albion, to William Fran and Martha (Nave) Rose.
On April 4, 1949, he was married to Wyoma Jean Ayers at Scottsbluff. He worked in ranching 22 years at Lakeside and four years at Hyannis. He then worked for Dayco at Alliance for 14 years until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Jean of Alliance; daughters Bonnie Shoemaker of Trumbull and Jeanie Jones of Grand Junction, Colo.; son Ken Rose of Davenport; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He also is survived by brothers Harold of Washington, Dwayne of Alliance and Don of Arthur; and sisters Margie Lucksinger of Chadron, and Doris Franks Springfield, Ore. His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Lakeside Cemetery, with Rev. Jerry Mercer officiating.