Faye A. Martin, 82
RED WING, Minn. - Faye A. Martin, 82, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Fairview Seminary Home.
She was born on May 23, 1924, at Hemingford, Neb., to Harry and Jessie (Clayton) Wildy. She was a graduate of Hemingford High School and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University.
She was married to Leonard "Len" Martin on Oct. 7, 1944, at the Army Air Force Base at Dodge City, Kan. While her husband was stationed overseas, she worked for the Nebraska Stockgrowers Association at Alliance.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard of Red Wing; three children, Dennis D. (Barbara) Martin of Shorewood, Minn., Monty L. (Debra Drew) of Maplewood, Minn., and Pamela K. (Brian) Larson of Arden Hills, Minn; and four grandchildren.
She also is survived by one sister, Doris Hudson of Hemingford; many friends and other relatives.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Walther officiating.
Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and one hour prior to the time of services Friday at the church.
Memorials are preferred to First United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or Red Wing Area Food Shelf.
Betty J. Kiester, 80
HEMINGFORD - Betty Jean Kiester, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at the Hemingford Community Care Center.
Betty was born Jan. 16, 1926, to Emil and Ellen (Bichel) Knag at the family home northeast of Alliance.
She attended and graduated from Alliance High School. She was married to William L. (Bill) Kiester on July 7, 1946, at Alliance, and they made their home on the Kiester family farm northwest of Hemingford for many years. Bill preceded her in death in December of 1995.
She was a member of the Hemingford United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Hemingford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 9.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the United Methodist Church at Hemingford, with Pastor Jeri Soens officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Hemingford United Methodist Church, the Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department, or the Hemingford Community Care Center.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Roger M. Leedall, 59
ALLIANCE - Roger M. Leedall, 59, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at the University of Colorado Hospital at Denver.
Roger was born Jan. 8, 1947 at Ottumwa, Iowa, to Vernal C. and Madeline (Bukowski) Leedall.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and returned and married Margaret A. Hamstreet on Oct. 15, 1968, at Ottumwa. She passed away in 2001. He began working for the railroad and was currently working for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway where he had worked for more than 30 years.
He married Donna J. Taylor on April 17, 2006, at Alliance.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Bates-Gould Chapel, with Rev. James Rowe officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the funeral service there will be a gathering of friends and family at the Shelter House at the Alliance City Park.
Memorials may be given in care of the family at, 423 Anthony Ave., Alliance, NE 69301.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mildred Hall, 81
JACKSONVILLE, Texas - Mildred M. Hall, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Missouri, to Thomas and Nellie Gorman.
They moved to Alliance when she was very young, and farmed south of Alliance in the Letan area. She was married to A.B. "Jack" Hall in 1940.
They raised their four children in the Alliance area and moved to San Jose, Calif., in 1971.
She lived and worked at San Jose until her retirement, when she bought a wooded property in East Texas that she enjoyed until her passing.
Cremation has taken place, and inurnment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery at a future date.
Bruce A. Larson, 54
HAY SPRINGS - Bruce A. Larson, 54, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at his home.
He was born April 18, 1952, at Chadron, to D.O. "Bud" and Velma (Hetzel) Larson.
Bruce spent most of his life at Hay Springs where he graduated from high school in 1970. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chadron State College. Early in his career, he moved back to Hay Springs to take care of his Dad's insurance agency.
During the past few years, he had been an independent agent for Financial Brokerage and was on their board - the Inner Circle. He also managed the family farms as well as his own. Bruce worked hard, but also enjoyed his leisure time - fishing, hunting, golfing, and supporting the Haw athletes and Huskers.
His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Hay Springs United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rodney Heilbrun officiating. Interment will follow at the Hay Springs Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Drabbels Funeral Home, P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347-0443.
Jack D. Latham, 59
ALLIANCE - Jack D. Latham, 59, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at his home at Alliance, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, after fighting a courageous yearlong battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Born to Johnny and Bessie Latham on July 26, 1947, at Lubbock, Texas, he attended high school at Garden City, Kan., and then served his country in the Vietnam War as a member of the US Army.
He graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Accounting and began his career with Frisco/Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
He was employed by BNSF for 36 years, starting at Springfield, Mo., and taking him and his family to Lincoln, Galesburg, Ill., and Alliance, where he was currently Material Manager.
He married Karen Henry on March 23, 1975.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Klingner-Cope White Chapel Funeral Home at Springfield.Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice, United Methodist Church at Alliance, or The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
Marjorie Voss, 90
EUGENE, Ore. - Marjorie Voss, 90, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006.
She was born Dec. 14, 1916, at Alma to Les and Norma Shoemaker.
She was raised at Alliance and graduated from Alliance High School. She was married to Elmer Voss about 1940. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Buell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia M. Case, 74
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Patricia M. Case, 74, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Las Vegas, where she has been hospitalized for some time with cancer.
She had recently moved to Arizona from Fallbrook, Calif., where she was a resident for many years.Pat was born on August 2, 1932.
She was married to William K. Case of Alliance. They moved to California in 1965 and lived in the Lakewood area for many years. After William's death in 1984, Pat moved to Fallbrook, where she owned and operated a dinner house and two ladies' clothing stores before retiring a few years ago.
Services will be Saturday, Dec. 30, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Cypress, Calif.
Leona Meyer, 86
CHADRON - Leona Mae Meyer, 86, died Jan. 14, 2007, at her home in Chadron.
She was born April 8, 1920, in Merriman, Neb., to Fred and Agnes Cadwallader.
In 1938, she was married to George Meyer.
To this union two daughters were born. Leona was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a floral designer for many years, and she was involved in numerous volunteer activities since her retirement.
Services are pending. A memorial has been established to the Mission Store, PO Box 179, Alliance, NE 69301.
Chamberlain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.