Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Jerry W. Bickford, 74, of Lincoln, died 9/3/17. He was born 8/10/1943 in Hamilton County, NE to Leo and Eileen (Lemmon) Bickford. He was a retired Meat Manager and Save Mart for 25 years. Member of Immanuel Church.
Family includes wife, Jackie; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Hughes, Longwood, FL; Angela and Randy Welch, Hillsboro, KS; Katheryn and Steven Palmer, Lincoln; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Leona Copley, Lincoln; Cheryl Finch, Lincoln; Caroline Dixon, Coon Rapids, MN; Derald Bickford, Lincoln; Ricky Bickford, Lincoln; Rita Charles, Lincoln; nieces and nephews.
Debbie A. Tubbs, 52, of Lincoln, passed away 9/4/2017 in Lincoln. She was born 6/30/1965 in Lincoln to Ronald and Cozette (Close) Wallman.
Family includes husband, Mike; children, Cassandra (Dan) Staehr; Amanda (David) Perez; Brandon Tubbs, all of Lincoln; brother, Rusty Wallman, Odessa, MO; sister, Chris Wallman, Chestertown, MD; grandchildren, Audriana, Derek, Elena, Lucas and Karter.
Preceded in death by parents.
Medrick “Richard” A. Rankins, 66, of Lincoln, passed away August 2, 2017 in Lincoln.
Amy Josette Beecham, 50, of Lincoln, passed away July 20, 2017 in Lincoln. She was born April 19, 1967 in Lincoln to John and Laura (Golden) Beecham.
Service: Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Lynda Janelle Deaver, 55, Lincoln, passed away July 4, 2017. Born April 7, 1962 in Anaheim, California to John and Rosetta (Criss) VanRosendale. Manager of Arbys (14 yrs) and a daycare provider. She loved to cook, always watching the Food Network. She collected elephants (they always had to face toward the door). Lynda enjoyed the holidays, loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Her door was always open for family and friends.
Pancho Andrew Castillo, 12, of Lincoln, passed away 6/24/17 in Omaha, NE.
Randy Howard Reeder, 58, Lincoln, passed away June 11, 2017. Born June 20, 1958 in Grand Island, NE to Eldon Arthur and Delores Patricia (Otto) Reeder. Owner of Reeder’s Sales & Service in Doniphan, NE. Randy previously had worked for Gessford Machine Shop and Friend’s Auto Supply in Hastings, Brown’s Motorworks in Grand Island, VC Howard in Pleasanton, Mid-Continent Race Track in Doniphan, and drove truck hauling cattle for several different owners. Randy built race car motors and raced with Rick and Rod Resh, Phil Kempf, Terry Moffett, Bobby Gregg and the Fegter family. He married Corrine Frentz in Hastings on September 3, 1977; divorced and remarried on February 4, 1995 at Dresbach’s in Grand Island. They had met at the Lexington Race Track where Cori was helping some friends in the pits. Randy was an EMT for Kearney and Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Dept. He served as Emergency Manager for Doniphan. He attended Central Community College in Grand Island and received his certificate in auto cad design. He enjoyed attending his son’s baseball and basketball games, his grandsons sporting events, racing, fishing, NASCAR, a Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Duane (Robin) R. May was born December 15, 1948 in Lincoln, Ne to D.C. May and Letha (Hageman) May.
Robin was a dedicated member of Sons of American Legion and a faithful member to Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton, NE.
Lois M. Harris, 77, of Lincoln, passed away May 28, 2017 in Lincoln. She was born August 27, 1939 in Rulo, NE to Wilton and Edna (Yoesel) Walker.
Mary Jane Greear Humphrey died on May 17, 2017. She was born July 22, 1941 to David and Ethelmae Hancock Greear in Glenwood Springs, CO. She grew up in Colorado and Utah, graduating from Utah State University in 1964. She later earned a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and an MA from the University of Nebraska. She married the love of her life, Donald Humphrey, in 1961.
Very active in church and civic affairs, Mary Jane served as junior and senior warden of St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church; carried portfolios in both the local and state League of Women Voters; served on the local and state ARC boards; served two terms on the one-book-one-Lincoln selection committee; fulfilled one term on Lincoln’s Board of Zoning Appeals; was appointed to the first Lincoln-Lancaster Commission on the Status of Women; and served as a Lincoln Literacy board member and officer.
Her professional career involved a ten year tenure as a director at Region V services, then she segued into a late-life, inevitable career as a writing teacher, both at UNL and Southeast Community College.
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