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Elizabeth “Betty” Jones Hogue, age 84, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 after a brief illness.  Betty was born June 12, 1928 in Rhymney,Wales, UK to David Jones (Shirgaer) and Martha Rees. She was the youngest of their eight children.  Betty was a war bride.  At the young age of 17 (1945) she met and married an American GI Sargeant Richard A. Hogue who was stationed in Cardiff, South Wales.  Richard’s career with the US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service took them to many cities and states in the US.  Betty was supportive and together they dedicated their lives to making a loving home for their six children in Iowa, New York, Virginia, and Nebraska.  Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  The family made many trips back to visit Wales, as Richard had promised Betty’s father.  The Welsh relatives are also mourning her loss. Through the years she kept the family history alive with her sharp memory and photo collection.  Betty was generous almost to a fault.  She was a wonderful friend and neighbor.

Betty was involved in quilting groups, the Welsh Society, and the War Brides Club. She was a member of the Blue Dot Society & Diamond Club.  She enjoyed crafting, music, & theater.  

Siblings Rachel, Frank, Sarah (Sal), Blodwen, Dan, Dave and Nancy all preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty six years, Richard.  Betty is survived by her six children: Ronald (Sherry) Hogue, Beaumont, TX; Diana Hogue (Thomas Schur), Syracuse, NY; Pamela (Michael) Hurley, Raleigh, NC; Sandra (Fred )Duncan, Ada, OK; Karen (Kurtis) Suhr, Lincoln, NE; Sharon (Merv )Thompson, Birmingham, AL; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their great appreciation and gratitude to the Hogue’s neighbor and friend Dr. Michelle Manning.  Also, thank you to Dr. David Rutz.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

 

Lloyd V. Taylor

June 16, 2012

Lloyd V. Taylor, age 80, of Lincoln died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at home following a long illness.  He was born to Harry and Minnie (Felton) Taylor on December 24, 1931 in Lincoln.  Lloyd married Marlene V. Dick on March 23, 1949.  They made their home in Lincoln.  Lloyd worked at Donley Medical Supply, he was also the founder of  Taylor Drain & Sewer.  Lloyd later worked at and retired from Lincoln Public Schools.  Lloyd enjoyed an active life of hunting and fishing.  He took great pride in the apperance of his home and yard.  Lloyd was well known for his love of food!

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marlene Taylor, son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Bea Taylor of Lincoln, three grand children: Julie Atkinson, Michelle Taylor and Matt Taylor all of Lincoln; four great grandchildren, Jordan and Garrett Atkinson, Alexa and Morgan Taylor all of Lincoln.  Sister-in-law: Shirley Taylor.  Many nieces and nephews, and faithful dog, “Rusty”.  Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Albert, Ralph and Leo, three sisters Mabel, Helen and Gladys.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home, Rosary services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home. Officiant: Fr. John Sullivan.  Visitation will be Monday beginning at 5:00 P.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left to the Capitol Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

Darrel Dietrick Butts

June 13, 2012

Darrel Dietrick Butts “Coach Rocko” age 72 of Lincoln died on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Lincoln.  He was born on October 18, 1939 in Lincoln to Melvin D. and Hazel (Palmer) Butts.  Darrel was a graduate of Lincoln Northeast H. S. He was an avid sports fan, supporting  UNL, Nebraska Wesleyan, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers. Locally, he coached girl’s softball and men’s basketball for many years. Darrel was a former member of the Faith Lutheran Church. 

Darrel is survived by his sisters, Alberta (Rod) Martyn, Judy (Ronald) Legg, Sandra (Mark) Sendtko, and his brother, Randy (Prudence) Palmer. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Beckman officiating.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Betty Lou Vietz

June 10, 2012

Betty Lou Vietz age 69 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Lincoln.  She was born on March 27, 1943 in St. Paul, Nebraska to Lawrence and Eleanor (Joynt) Becker.  She was married to Donald Vietz for 28 years.  Betty owned and operated a daycare out of her home for 25 years.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Her family meant everything to her.  She was a member of the Calvary Community Church.

Betty is survived by her husband, Don of Lincoln; daughters, Kathy (Kyle) Rice of Lincoln; Pam (Tom) Houser of Mercer, North Dakota; Jennifer Wright of Raymond; Sherri (Steve) Weiss of Sterling; Robyn Dunlap of Palmyra; sons, Mike (Gail) Corning of Pontiac, Illinois; Billy (Heather) Corning of Dorchester; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Hennesy of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Steven Corning, and her brother-in-law, Jim Hennesy.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. at the Calvary Community Church with Pastor Cleve Smith officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

 

 

V. E. “Gene” Maier

June 9, 2012

V. E. “Gene” Maier age 81 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln.  He was born on January 12, 1931 in Clearmont, Missouri to Kennard and Mabel (Williams) Maier.  He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, three years in the Panama Canal Zone.  Gene owned and operated a service station in Clarinda, Iowa before moving to Lincoln in 1977.  He then worked for Big “A” Auto Parts and retired from the Department of Revenue.  He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Gene is survived by his wife Ruth of Lincoln, daughters, Cynthia and Jack Grandman of Denver, CO; Julia Maier of Lincoln; son, Douglas Maier of Lincoln; grandson, Nicholas Rainforth of Lincoln; granddaughter, Elizabeth Grandman of Denver; great-grandson, Caden Rainforth; sister, Theda Nothwehr of Clarinda, IA; brother, Leland (Donna) Maier of Boise, ID.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Nathan Rainforth.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South Street, with Pastor Nancy Flader officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

 

Rosa U. Gomez

June 8, 2012

Rosa U. Gomez age 97 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Waverly Care Center in Waverly.

Cremation, no visitation.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Calvary Cemetery in Lincoln.

Rosa is survived by her husband, Wendell Flinn of Lincoln.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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