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Phyllis I. Dodson Mayfield

Phyllis I. Dodson Mayfield, 76, of North Platte, Neb., passed away at her home on February 3, 2014, after a short battle with cancer.

Phyllis was born February 9, 1937, to Harold Alvin and Dorothea Mae Loghry Dodson at Maywood, Neb., where she grew up.

She attended grade school in Rural School District No. 73 in southern Lincoln County. Phyllis graduated from high school at the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., in 1954 then attended the Grand Island Business College in Grand Island, Neb.

Phyllis moved to North Platte in the spring of 1955 and worked in the office of Sixth Street Food Store for several years.

On March 24, 1956, Phyllis married Robert “Bud” Mayfield in North Platte, Neb. They made their home in North Platte except for two years in Lexington, Neb., where Bud opened and managed the Sidles Auto Store and Phyllis worked in the office of the new Sixth Street Food Store. They returned to North Platte in 1960 and built their home at 3021 South Oak where they lived, raised their family and retired. Bud and Phyllis bought the Mr. Automotive Parts Store in 1978 and operated it for over 20 years before selling it; Phyllis continued to work there part-time as bookkeeper (loving every minute of it) and always looked forward to going to work.

Phyllis was baptized in the Lexington Methodist Church in 1959 then transferred to the First United Methodist Church in North Platte in 1960 and received her 50 year membership pin from there in November 2009.

When their children were younger, Phyllis was an active member of the Osgood Mother’s Club, Homemakers Extension Club and was a 4-H Leader. She was also a member of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does since 1993, a five year Musician Officer and was nominated by the Elks as Elk Doe of the Year.

Phyllis loved music, clogging, dancing, camping and working. She loved being outdoors tending to her flowers and garden and canning foods. Phyllis especially loved being with her family and friends. She loved early mornings and living life to its fullest. Phyllis had a lot of love in her heart and hugs were most important to her — the grandkids, nieces and nephews always knew there was a hug coming when together.

Phyllis leaves behind her loving husband of 57 years, Bud, of North Platte, Neb.; her daughter, Jody (Jeff) Ford of Elkhorn, Neb.; two sons Rick (Yvonne) Mayfield of Bassett, Neb., and Rusty (Bridget) Mayfield of North Platte, Neb.; four grandchildren, McKenzie Jo and Bill McCarter and Megan and Mark Mayfield; a great-granddaughter, Charleigh Rose McCarter; her sister, Eileen (Vernon “Sonny”) Shirley of North Platte, Neb.; a brother, Duane (Beverly) Dodson of Maywood, Neb.; sister-in-law, Mick Hoffmann of North Platte, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much; and other family and her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothea Dodson; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Vencill; her brother-in-law, Larry Hoffmann; a daughter, Joni Marie; and a son, Randy Lee.

Funeral service were held February 6, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Maywood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Maywood Cemetery, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Callahan Cancer Center, First United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.

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Mary Ann Buchholz

Mary Ann Buchholz, 80, of Lincoln, Neb.,passed away February 18, 2014.

She was born July 7, 1933 in Tekamah, Neb., to Michael and Ida (Robinson) Sklenar.

Mary was a retired nurse, member of Faith Lutheran Church, Circle of Faith, NAPE/AFSCME and past president of Retirees. She loved her cats and dogs. She enjoyed doing ceramics, reading, quilting, sewing, cooking, gardening and canning.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bucky” Buchholz; daughters, Debra (Eric) Riveland, Elkhorn, NE and Sandy Heil, Lincoln, NE; granddaughter, Emily Heil; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service were held February 22, 2014 at Roper and Sons Chapel in Waverly, Neb. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Capital Humane Society, 6500 South 70th (16), Lincoln, Neb. ❖

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