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50th BHS Class Reunion - Some Thoughts On Getting Older - Carole Scarpello
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********************************************************************************************* Obituary: James Alan Tompsett May 27, 1940 - August 18, 2023 Preceded in death by parents Harry and Lillian; brothers Rich and Steve

Survived by wife Mary Kay; daughter Michelle (Gregg) Grossman; sons Brad (Lisa) and Steve; granddaughters Liz (Tom) Tiemeyer and Emma Tompsett; great granddaughter Isla Tiemeyer; brother John (Jean)

VISITATION: Friday, September 8, 2023 from 10 to 11 a.m.

FUNERAL MASS: Friday, September 8, 2023 11 a.m. both at St. John Evangelist's Church (307 E Meigs St., Valley, NE 68064) ******************************************************************************************* OBITUARY Richard (Dick) V. Gaffglione passed away on Thursday, October 6th, 2022, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born October 23rd, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Mary Jane and Sebastiano Gaffglione. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and William Gaffglione, and his sister, Jackie Jordan. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Billie (Cook), his sister Claudia Houghton, his daughters Charlotte Calandro and Lisa Vaught, his grandchildren Mollie Vaught Price, Christina Calandro (Brad Notheisen), Anthony Calandro, Sydney Vaught, and his great grandson Davis Cain Price, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. From the age of 15 years old Dick dedicated his life to thoroughbred horse racing and spent time as a horse trainer/owner, agent, and valet. He continued to serve as the Arkansas Racing Commission Placing Judge at Oaklawn Park until his passing. In his free time he enjoyed nothing more than watching his nephews Terry Houghton and Tyler Gaffglione race. At this time a memorial service is being planned for the end of the year. In lieu of flowers Dick would want you to buy a lottery ticket, and win something in his honor. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OBITUARY Roland Eugene Strong Obituary of Roland Eugene and Shirley Kay Strong IN THE CARE OF Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home & Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park Roland was born February 9, 1939 and passed away October 28, 2020. Shirley was born October 4, 1940 and passed away November 2, 2020. After celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and Shirley's 80th birthday within two weeks of each other, Roland succumbed to heart disease. Shirley soon followed her husband into Heaven less than one week later. Roland is preceded in death by parents, Leslie Strong and Mildred Pride; brothers, Gary Strong and Don Strong. Shirley is preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Lucille Bland. They are survived by sons, Steven (Kimberly) Strong and Kevin Strong; grandchildren, Tess (Anthony) Thomsen, Sophia Strong, and Benjamin Strong; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Gracelynn, Zavier, Skye, Roselynn, and Annabelle; Roland's siblings, Sandy Larsen and Billy Pride; Shirley's siblings, Larry (Donna) Bland and Dee (Jeff) Hoefer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 8th, 2020, from 4 - 7 pm. Funeral Service will be Monday, November 9th, 2020 at 11 am with Interment to follow. All services are at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Memorials suggested to American Heart Association. OBITUARY: Suzanne Marie Ludwig MOORE Born - September 27, 1940 - died - May 9, 2023 She was preceded in death by her husband Tom and survived by her 3 children sons Elliott and Jay and daughter Tracy as well as her sister Loretta. Suzanne and Tom, her husband. opened and ran a business together in 1961 - Moore's Nursery and Landscaping. After her husband's death, she ran the business alone. There will be a Short Gravesite Service on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 12pm, at Evergreen Cemetery, 2300 S 78th Street. Please make any gift donations to Nebraska Humane Society in her name. ********************************************************************************** Obituary - - Joan Caryl Mencke Stoner born - March 25, 1940 - died - October 3, 2022 Joan Caryl (Mencke) Stoner Ed D, Age 82 of Roca Died 10-3-22 Born in Omaha March 25, 1940 to Carl & Dorothy (Reed) Mencke Survivors: Husband Harvey Jr., Daughters Allison Stoner & Ashley (James) Mitlyng, son Harvey III (Meagan) Stoner, Brother Reed (Pat) Mencke, three granddaughters Amelia & Stella Stoner, and Elizabeth Mitlyng, Brother-in-law Perry (Jessica) Stoner, Sister-in-law Judy (Jerry) Pope and many nieces and nephews. No services at this time. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Lincoln, Nebraska +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++= Memorials to the family for future designation. Judy Sheets (Bush) 19 Oct 2022 OBITUARY Bush, Judith L. (Sheets) April 12, 1940 - October 19, 2022 Survived by husband, Bill Bush; daughters, Terri Bush and Tracey Bush; son, Michael Bush; brother, Larry Sheets; grandchild, Tony Bush (Emily); and great-grandchild, Paisley. VISITATION: Monday, October 24th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. No Services. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER www.heafeyheafey.com Published by Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 23 Oct 2022 .***************************************************************************** Obituary: Phyllis Ann Himes (Martin) Born - 18 Nov 1939 Manning, Caroll, Iowa died: 14 Oct 2022 Sacremento, California. Preceded in death by parents Everett Robert Himes and mother Mary Olive Lowe and husband William S Martin. Survived by son Willam and granddaughter Ana Lee as well as sister Mary Joe Himes Mangamieli. She worked for the telephone company. ****************************************************************************** Terry Wayne Whitmer was born October 9, 1940 and died on July 18 2022 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska according to the Mid America First Call, INC services provided for Douglas County Nebraska. Final resting place for his cremains is not known at the time of this posting. Contact information for next of kin also not known. .********************************************************** Fred Korten : death - July 16, 2022. August 17, 1940 - July 16, 2022 

Leesburg, FL. Fred Korten Junior, age 81, of Omaha. Born in 1940, passed away on July 16, 2022 with his family at his side.

Survived by his beloved wife, Iola Gay Korten of Leesburg, FL; and son, Kevin Michael Shipman Korten (Robin) of Sedalia, CO. He was the son of the late Alma (Anderson) and Fred A Korten; brother of Larry Korten (Jo) of Festus MO, and his sister, Sharon Gillette (Charlie) of Eden SD; and brother of the late Gene Korten (Jan) of Omaha. Also survived by his beloved dog Bear. Fred was a 35-year Fire Captain in Omaha, and an Air Force Veteran ***************************************************************************** . ***************************************************************************** Deceased - June 2022 -JERIANN Burchfield TINSLEY OBITUARY Born, December 24, 1940 - died June 2, 2022 Preceded in death by husband, Thomas; son, Rob. Survived by daughter, Karen (Ray) Fidone; grandchildren, James McArdle, Kaleigh McArdle, Emily (Keith) Moore; great-grandchildren: Brianna, Charlie, Dallas, Logan and Mayah; brother, Stan Burchfield (MA); extended family, Kelly (Mike) Welch, Steven Fidone, Hailey and Holly Welch; NGG Mikayla and Madison McArdle. CELEBRATION OF LIFE / OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, July 17, 1:30-4pm, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Bellevue NE. Memorials suggested to Open Door Mission, specifically kids programming. Published by Omaha World-Herald on Jun. 12, 2022. ************************************************************** Jayne Louise ( Huf) Anderson, age 80, daughter of Leslie J. and Lorraine F. (Legge) Huff, was born on September 8, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away on July 24, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. Jayne enjoyed spending her time fishing and cheering on her Huskers. She loved being a grandmother to her 6 grand and great grandchildren. Overtime, most of the family would refer to her as "grandma" not just her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Jayne is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Lorraine; and her brother, James Huff. She is survived and will be missed by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert Anderson; children: Kim Dale, Scott (Jenifer) Anderson, John (Lisa) Anderson; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and sister, Pat (Lyle) Meier. Private family services will be held. Jayne will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Jayne L. Anderson, please visit our Tribute Store ********************************************************************************* Mary Vincequera Post passed away in Omaha on or about June 26 2021 - Post, Mary Clare December 4, 1940 - June 26, 2021 Mary died after a short illness. She was a beloved mother, proud grandparent, cherished sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ann and Carl Vinciquerra; her son, Carl Post. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Prochaska; grandchildren, Mary Beth and Mark Prochaska; great granddaughter, Delanie Gordon; sisters, Kathleen Morgan and Patti (Gil) Passarella. Many nieces, nephrews, and dear friends. Private Family Service Anatomical Board UNMC Death of Carol Jean Moss Kasperbauer 5-6-2021 Corona, California born January 21, 1940 - appears on the 1940 US Census as family living in Preble, Ohio before moving to Omaha, Nebraska. Her last address was 2118 Pine Crest Drive, Corona, California 92882-3711. Husband Ronald L. ********************************************************** Jeffrey Nolton 12/03/1939 - 04/14/2019 MACON, GA- Jeffrey Nolton MACON - Jeffrey Nolton, 79, passed away Sunday in Gray. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Nolton was born in Kansas City, MO, the son of the late Leslie and Joan Benson Rasmussen. Jeffrey was a graduate of Iowa State University and Georgetown Law, after which he became a Patent Attorney and partner with the Law Firm of Wenderoth Lind & Ponack in Washington D.C. Survivors include his wife, Gilda B. Nolton. Children, Mathew (Nancie) Nolton, Kristen Nolton, Kelley (Bob) Nolton-Dunteman, and Candace (Scott) Nolton-Price. Grandchildren, Hannah Nolton, Zoe Nolton, Isabel Nolton, Bobby Dunteman, Shane Dunteman, Luke Dunteman, Katie Dunteman, Connor Tracy, and Camryn Tracy. Sisters, Candace (John Brauch) Rassmussen and Joan Hirsch. Several Nieces and Nephews. Visit www.reecefuneralhomeinc.com to express tributes. Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, GA has charge of arrangements View the online memorial for Jeffrey Nolton To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in The Telegraph on Apr. 19, 2019. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Diane Marie Wolcott (Caldwell) Editor and Developer of this SITE!! - R.I.P Diane. Diane Wolcott, age 80, died peacefully at her home in Loveland, CO on January 22, 2021. She was born July 7, 1940 in Des Moines, IA to the late Robert and Jeannette Caldwell. Diane met Dick Wolcott in high school originally but they did not date until, he claims, that he was hard pressed for a date for a fraternity function. Be that as it may they continued dating and were married July 23, 1959. About a year later they began a child birthing marathon having children Cindy, Timothy (now deceased), and Robert all within 30 months. Now that�s a lot of diapers around the house. Diane worked with Dick at Merchants Credit Adjusters as bookkeeper. Diane and Dick became interested in showing and breeding Shetland Sheepdogs about 1960. They breed several show champions and went on to handle dogs for other breeders. Diane showed a Sheltie with enough wins in 1975 to be named top winning Sheltie in in the country. She was a very hard worker for the American Shetland Sheepdog Club of which she was a member for 50 years. She had attended the National Sheltie show spanning most of the 50 years that she was a member. She had other interests as well: Oil Painting, Bronze Sculptor, misc. artsy things, golf (until her back went haywire), photography, travel, etc., etc. When Dick sold his company in 2006 they move to Estes Park, CO to be close to their beloved mountains. Diane and Dick became addicted to travelling in their motor home. Their last trip lasted 1 � years beginning in December of 2012 and arriving back home in 2014 in which they were in 36 states, a lot of Canada, spent a month in Newfoundland (with friends that they met on a motorhome caravan a few years earlier going to Alaska), and finally stopping along the way to visit old friends down the East coast and across to San Antonio, TX where they spent about a month before going back home to Colorado. They had listed their home in Colorado before embarking on this journey and it sold before they returned. When arriving back in Colorado they began the search along the Front Range since the altitude in Estes Park had begun to bother her. They landed in Loveland which is only about 30 minutes to Estes Park with a view of the mountains where they resided until her death. Diane was predeceased by her parents and Sister Nancy Huffman. She has one brother, Daniel Caldwell, of Canyon City, TX. Diane passed away January 22, 2021 after being seriously ill since November 3rd. Shelties became a major part of her life for the last 60 years. She and Dick bred many Champions of their own plus handled many others with 3 Best in Shows and handled the top winning Sheltie in the country in 1975. She was instrumental in the beginning of Midlands SSC in Omaha, member of Nebraska Kennel Club, ASSA, & CSSC. Outside of dogs her passions were in the arts (oil painting, bronze sculpture, crafts, etc.), travelling in their motorhome, and their family and friends. Diane Wolcott (O� the Glenn Shelties) Longtime ASSA member Diane Wolcott passed away February 22, 2021 at age 80. She joined ASSA in 1976 and contributed to the organization in many ways. She was Director at Large for eight years, chaired or led a symposium program four times, and regularly served on several other committees, including Trophy Solicitation, Judge�s Hospitality and Nominating. She also participated in ring stewarding and ringside mentoring, and judged sweepstakes at the National several times. Last, but not least, she assisted her husband Dick as National Chairman from 1980-1986, as the National grew and ASSA transitioned to an independent show committee. For Diane�s lifetime of ASSA service she was awarded the ASSA Outstanding Service Award in 2014, which was truly one of her proudest moments. In more recent years, before her health limited her travel, she was always the smiling face at the catalog table. Diane�s contributions to local clubs was also substantial. She, along with her husband Dick, was a founding and lifetime member of the Nebraska Midlands SSC. She contributed to the Midlands Club in many ways, including Club Officer, Newsletter Editor and Show Chairman. She was also a lifetime member of the all-breed Nebraska KC. She and Dick will always be remembered for their summer picnics/fun matches. Those were always memorable events from the puppies and dogs to the food and fun. An especially fun day was the match where Diane was judging and it was also her 50th birthday. When the dog Dianne Krantz was showing was put on the table, she was holding a black rose in her mouth for the judge! Diane W. was surprised to say the least and even more so when each and every exhibitor handed her a black rose! Fun days! Diane contributed to the dog world in numerous other ways as well. She was breeder of ASSA Winners Dog, 1971. In addition to breeding and finishing several other Sheltie champions, she was a professional handler. She handled Shelties, Collies (Especially Steve Field/Parader Collies), as well as assorted other breeds. She was a judge�s mentor for Nebraska until 2007 and then became a judge�s mentor in Colorado. In addition to her lifelong interest in Shelties, she and Dick loved to travel and spent many years crisscrossing the United States and Canada. She was an avid photographer and her pictures of her beloved Rocky Mountain National Park are truly breathtaking. She was very artistic and became an expert at interior design, painting and everything else she tried. Diane was also an excellent cook. On a personal note, my husband and I bought our first Sheltie from Diane and Dick almost 50 years ago, which led to a lifetime of friendship and Sheltie enthusiasm. We experienced some memorable dog shows and vacations together, but mostly I remember what a warm host she was and how she made everyone feel welcome and wanted. Her home was always open. Contributed by Glenda Price ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Website Editor - Diane Caldwell Wolcott died January 22, 2021 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Obituary: Jeanne Marie Bird McDonald Jeanne was born June 7, 1940 in Omaha, NE and passed away August 15, 2018 in Belfair, WA. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Everson; son, Ronnie McDonald; brother, John Bird; sister, Danalee Teeters; and numerous extended family members and friends. Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories. 253-566-1008 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Obituary: Beverly A. Hansen, age 76, Ashwaubenon, died Thursday, August 13, 2015. She was born June 26, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late John and Lucille (Brandt) Townsend. Beverly met Ernest Hansen on a blind date while he was stationed at Offutt Air Force base. They later married on September 5, 1958. Ernest then moved her back to his home town of Green Bay. Later they spent 35 years as residence of Crivitz, WI. Beverly was the manager of Crivitz Bakery and was employed at Rock Garden Bakery. She was a member of High View and Sundown Golf Leagues. She enjoyed crafting, gardening and her flowers. Beverly was very involved with her grandchildren's activities and never missed attending them. Beverly is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ernest; her children, Russell (Julia), Lori (Jon) Borgen and Eric (Cheryl); five grandchildren, Kelsey Borgen, Mitchell Borgen, Jeanette Hansen, Hailey Hansen and Evan Hansen; her brother, Ray, Omaha; six sisters, Marilyn Smith, Missouri, Janet Markmann, Omaha, Geraldine (Gene) Zarek, Omaha, Lorraine (Gary) Lammers, Ohio and Mary Lou Brumley, Omaha; her sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen (Richard) Granholm, Norman (Rae) Hansen and John (Margo) Hansen. She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Beacraft. Visitation for Beverly will be held Monday, August 17, 2015 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond Street, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with the Rev. Amy Engebose officiating. Burial will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. The family would like to express a special thank you to the doctors, therapist and ICU staff of Bellin Hospital for their care of Beverly during her battle with ALS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter. ********************************************************************* Obituary: Roger Ernest Peterson - b. 3 May 1940, d. 17 November 2020 Roger Ernest Peterson, age 80 of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2020. Roger was active in the local government setting, serving as the Mayor of Cottage Grove for 16 years. He was also a longtime political lobbyist for AMM (Association of Metropolitan Municipalities). Roger was an active volunteer for South Washington County Cable Commission, Stone Soup, Youth Service Bureau, All Saints Lutheran Church, Lion's Club, Jaycees. Boy Scouts of America, Buick Club, Minnesota Street Rod Association and the Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival. Roger�s hobbies and interests included antique automobiles, scale model autos, crossword puzzles, Sudoku and �gardening by checkbook.� Roger is survived by his wife Myra; eight children Mark (Kala Tomjack) Peterson, Tracy (Mick) Johnson, Rick Peterson, Deb (Tim) Jahnke, Terry Lobeck, Eric (Nancy) Lobeck, Lynn (Allan) Harrelson, Chris Lobeck (Robyn Capistrant); 21 grandchildren, Nick, Theresa, Ben, Samuel, Claire, Lars (Regan), Kirsten, Zelphia (Noah), Aurora, Connor, Cole, Torarin, Thomas, Jon, Eric, Amanda, Curt, Ray, Trevor, Brad (Molly), Alyssa (Austin); four great-grandchildren Brooklynn, Nate, Mariah, and Christina and brother, Ron Peterson. He is preceded in death by his parents; one child (Jon); sister-in-law Bev. He graduated from Benson High School Omaha in 1958. Roger attended Omaha University (UNO) and was a member of TKE fraternity. A Celebration of Roger�s Life will be held at a later date. ******************************************************* Obituary:����Burrows, Carole Joan January 2, 1941 - May 26, 2020 Carole was born January 2, 1941, in Peoria, IL, to Eugene and Pauline (Stewart) Hutton and graduated from Omaha Benson in 1958. On April 29, 1960, she married J. Richard "Dick" Burrows in Missouri Valley, IA. While raising their five children, she worked part-time at Millard Public Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from the College of St. Mary in 1983 and, shortly after, completed a graduate Certificate of Gerontology. Carole was a Social Worker at Maple Crest Nursing Home. She served as a Stephen Minister and elder with the Presbyterian Church. Her relationship with Jesus and strength of faith has carried her through life's journey. Carole was generous with her time volunteering wherever possible, in whatever manner was useful. She enjoyed traveling, pottery, painting, gardening, and experiencing nature. Carole found great joy in spending time with family and building lifelong memories, including family reunion vacations taken with their kids and grandchildren. Each trip was followed by a memory album for all to reminisce years later. Carole is survived by her husband, Dick; brother, Gerald Hutton; children: Charlene (Tom) Trawicki, DeAnna (Robert) Kister, Kenneth (Kristin) Burrows, Sue (Mark) Hoffman, and Bradley (Lisa) Burrows. She has been a loving grandmother adored by Lauren White, Dayne Burrows, Christina Grubb, Jason White, Amanda Grubb, Grant Burrows, Jack Burrows, and Cameron Burrows. Carole is preceded in death by her mother and father. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, May 29th, 1pm, at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hope Mission. To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com *********************************************************************** Obituary: Mack, DeAnne K. (Heldt) B. Feb 13, 1940 - d. May 29, 2018 Of Omaha. The Remarkable Surprises Inside Her House Credit: Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Diane Mack (Edited to fit in space) A friend of my mother-in-law�s offered to bring in an estate sale team she volunteered for through the local Kiwanis chapter. As they worked, though, they began discovering handmade quilts in various stages, a few complete, most half-done. First one, then two, then four, and soon, a dozen. The bedspread-size quilts DeAnne had started lay unfinished in piles on floors. First-place ribbons from local quilt shows were pinned on many, tiny labels, �Handmade by DeAnne,� carefully sewn into back corners. And then, it turned out, there were more than just quilts. Many of DeAnne�s intricately detailed fiber art wall hangings lay buried on couches. They featured Asian geishas, Amish farm scenes, city skylines and hens and chicks. A Hidden, Enormous Collection of Quilts and Paintings While we knew DeAnne had belonged to several local quilt groups, we had brushed off her hobby as just another avenue for her hoarding. For Christmases and birthdays, she would often gift family with potholders, pincushions, table runners and other hand-made knickknacks, but the enormity of her �collection� was kept hidden. Credit: Elizabeth Diane Mack DeAnne Mack�s family didn�t know she created beautiful quilts like this As the estate-sale team tediously worked their way through the house, framed watercolor and oil-acrylic paintings by DeAnne were also unearthed from the garage and basement. Portraits of weathered barns and barbed wire fences, windmills on open prairies and snow-covered landscapes soon filled an entire room. Faded business cards saying �DeAnne�s Art,� some with prices handwritten in the corners, were found among the paintings. When we saw the art, my husband said his mother painted in his youth, but had long since laid down her brush and taken up quilting as a new outlet for her obsessive spending and compulsive stockpiling. Turns out, DeAnne�s talent as a multi-faceted artist had been buried for years � literally. We knew we wanted to see her work completed, and shared. As we collected the remnants of DeAnne�s artistic life, we slowly began the task of getting the unfinished quilts finished, hiring a quilter from one of her local groups to complete some and traded material to a church group to finish another. We also got many of her paintings framed. Then, we invited extended family in to take one of DeAnne�s paintings or quilted pieces as a keepsake. And by summer, we had the first of two estate sales, billed as a �quilter�s paradise.� The Quilt Walk in Her Memory The summer after my mother-in-law�s death, we displayed a few of her traditional quilts and fiber art wall hangings in a local quilt walk, with a sign, �In Loving Memory~DeAnne Mack� on each quilt. We had failed during my mother-in-law�s lifetime to appreciate her talents and hoped that by displaying her work, others would recognize them. Credit: Elizabeth Diane Mack Another of Mack�s hidden talents: painting On the day of the quilt walk, we strolled the gardens where DeAnne�s quilts hung on display, as admirers with white-gloved hands talked of her faux piped binding, intricate corners and appliqu�d tops. Her heirlooms serve as a reminder that underneath it all lay a gifted artist, even perhaps, a creative genius. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Obituary Nancy Ellen Robbins Mangus b. 15 Feb 1940 d. 28 Feb 2020 Mangus, Nancy Ellen Robbins February 15, 1940 - February 28, 2020 Born in Kearney, NE to Avon and Beulah Robbins. She was a 1958 Graduate of Benson High School, Nancy went on and received a Bachelor's Degree from Mills College, Law Degree from Boston College and a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California. Nancy, an Omaha resident for many years, worked for the Department of Defense with her final assignments based in Germany, Japan and Guam. She is preceded in death by her parents, Avon "Robbie" and Beulah "Bea" Robbins. Survived by husband, Guy David Mangus; daughter and son-in-law, Courtney and Matthew Ferer of The Vail Valley in Colorado; grandchildren, Emma and Rhys Ferer. Celebration of Life Service at a later date. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Robert Smith Obituary April 23, 1940 - Sept 2, 2017. Robert Lee Smith KINGSTON-Robert Lee Smith, a true Renaissance man, 77, of Kingston, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. He was born April 23, 1940 in Raleigh, N.C. to the late Walter Lee Smith and Mary McMillan Smith. He was raised in Omaha, Neb., until he left for college. Robert received his Bachelors Degree in Linguistics from Harvard University and later his Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. He worked as a school Social Worker for the New Paltz Central School District where he touched many lives. He had a second career as a French/German translator in New York City. Robert was a member of Essex Unitarian Universalist Church in Essex, Mass., but recently attended the Hurley Reformed Church and meetings at the Rondout House Brudderhoff. Robert had traveled extensively, including the Pacific North West, Canada, and Alaska. He was fluent in French, German, and Spanish and enjoyed travel to France especially. He was also connected spiritually with nature and enjoyed many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, biking, Nordic skiing, sea kayaking, birding, and photography. He is survived by his loving family; his wife, Joy OConnor, daughter, Jessica and son-in-law Kurt Lichtenwald of Gloucester, Mass., daughter, Jaclyn Bachor, of Davie Fla., and grandchildren, Anya, Deven, Jaclyn, and Logan Lichtenwald, many cousins in N.C., as well as many grand animals. Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, where family and friends may visit on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 8 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston. The family would like to thank Roberts caregiver, Joyce Sisto, the staff of HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus, Emergency and Oncology Departments, and Hudson Valley Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to HealthAlliance Foundation, c/o Oncology Support Program, 105 Marys Ave, Kingston, N.Y. 12401. Please note Ocology Support Program on the memo line, or Mohonk Preserve, PO Box 715, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561 or at www.mohonkpreserve.org/do

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2007 Bio - Judy and Larry have three children and seven grandchildren. We enjoy spending time with the family here at the lake and, also, enjoy our home in Arizona in the winter. I still enjoy playing golf, doing family history research and PEO. A couple of years ago Larry decided to restore a Union Pacific caboose which is located at our farm in Leshara, Nebraska and we use it as a gathering site for picnics and fishing. We are looking forward to seeing all of our classmates next June.

2008-Before I married my best friend, Larry, in 1961, I worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.in Omaha. After having our three children, I did volunteer work in the elementary schools they attended and was instrumental in starting the VAIR Reading Program in Elkhorn, NE. Larry and I have been blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren and enjoy spending as much time and them as we can. We look forward each year to spending the winters at our home in Arizona. I still enjoy playing golf, doing family history research and being involved in PEO. A couple of years ago Larry and I decided to restore a Union Pacific caboose, which is located at our farm in Leshara, NE. It has become a gathering place for our family to enjoy picnicking, fishing and four-wheeling. I'm looking forward to renewing old friendships this June at our reunion.


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