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Plains Edition Obits 5-31-14

Robert E. “Bob” Pearman

Robert E. “Bob” Pearman, 84, of Maxwell, Neb., passed away May 25, 2014.

He was born on September 10, 1929, in Thomas County, Neb., to Robert Ernest and Rena G. (Allen) Pearman.

Bob grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Seneca High School in 1947 in a class of two people. After graduation, he worked for various ranches in the Sandhills. Bob met a local schoolteacher at Whitman, Neb., in 1947, Betty Adam. The couple was wed on September 10, 1950, at the Lakeside Methodist Church near Alliance, Neb.

Bob worked on the Adam family ranch before the couple moved to Maxwell to their family ranch in 1951. They continued to live there for the next 63 years. Bob and Betty owned and operated the Flock Inn in Maxwell for many years. He also sold fertilizer and seed corn. Bob was a longtime member of the Maxwell School Board, and he and Betty drove the activity bus for the school for many years. Bob was involved in many youth activities in Maxwell and the 4-H Club. He loved children and loved teasing them.

He enjoyed dancing, watching race cars, and raising and working his horses, cattle, and dogs. Bob will be remembered for loaning out his roping horses to several young people to help them in their rodeo careers.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Maxwell, Neb.; two children, Doug (Collene) Pearman of Maxwell, Neb., and Jolene (Clarence “Butch”) LaBore of Mullen, Neb.; a sister, Marion Isom of Mullen, Neb.; five grandchildren, Amy (Lloyd) Pemberton of Lynchburg, Va., Trent (Kate) LaBore of Denver, Colo., Jill (Rob) Star of North Platte, Neb., Lana LaBore of North Platte, Neb., and Jennifer (Travis) Franks of Mansura, La.; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jaelyn, Ashton, and Alexander; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Norman Neisius; a daughter, Barbara in 1983; and a brother, Norman Pearman.

Services were held May 29, 2014, at the Adams and Swanson Chapel. Burial was at Plainview Cemetery near Maxwell, Neb.

Memorials can be made to the Maxwell Public School Scholarship Fund. ❖

Ivan Gutherless

Ivan Gutherless, 86, of Maxwell, Neb., passed away May 25, 2014, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.

Ivan was born on November 22, 1927, south of Maxwell to Russel and Marie (Larsen) Gutherless.

His mother passed away when he was 9-years-old and his grandparents Garfield and Charlott Gutherless, along with his father, raised him. He attended school at Jeffery Queen Country School and graduated from Curtis in 1946. After high school he started ranching south of Maxwell with his father and grandfather.

Ivan entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea from 1950-1952. While serving he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with a bronze service star, and the United Nations Service Medal.

Upon returning from Korea, he was united in marriage to Mary Eileen Burke on May 24, 1952 in North Platte, Neb. The couple celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary recently with their immediate family. When Ivan and Mary returned from their honeymoon, he returned to ranching where he developed skills with cattle, horses and range management. Ivan was a member of the Maxwell American Legion, and the VFW. He enjoyed riding his horse chasing cattle and loved the ranching life.

Ivan is survived by his wife Mary of Maxwell, Neb.; three children, Douglas L. (Sharon) Gutherless of Maxwell, Neb., Kent D. (Karen) Gutherless of North Platte, Neb., and Joleen K. (Royce) Schauer of Maxwell, Neb.; grandchildren, Lori (Tyler) Hughes of Maxwell, Neb., Tara (Jason) Trisdale of North Platte, Neb., Curtis Duane Gutherless of Knoxville, Tenn., Sara Ann Martens of Arizona, and Russell (Julie) Gutherless of North Platte, Neb.; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a sister Shirley Parker; and a brother, John Gutherless.

A memorial has been established to the Maxwell American Legion.

Services were held May 30, 2014, at Adams and Swanson Chapel. Burial was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with full military honors. ❖

Doris (Spady) Baldwin

Doris (Spady) Baldwin, 80, of Hudson, Colo., passed away May 19, 2014.

She was born December 19, 1933, at her grandmother Kelly’s home in Imperial, Neb., to Clarence (Bruz) and Nelda (Kelly) Spady.

She grew up on farm and country living and she went through eighth grade school in one-room rural school houses. Her high school years were spent at Chase County High in Imperial, Neb. She graduated in 1952 with a teaching permit and taught in a one-room school south of Champion, Neb.

On August 16, 1953, Doris married Ray Harmon Baldwin and they moved on to his grandparents’, Frank and Nora Baldwin’s ranch. Doris taught school at Lone Star School. When her husband was drafted in to the U.S. Army, she lived with him in his second eight weeks training. Ray was transferred to Leominster, Mass., and a short tour in upper state New York. During this time, they took many short trips to see all the sites. Doris’ most favorite was the ocean. Every chance she got to see the ocean was where she wanted to go.

After two years in the Army, it was back to Imperial, Neb., but the ranch had been sold, so after a short time, they moved to Sterling, Colo., where they lived for 13 years. During this time, three children were adopted: Michael Ray, Douglas Dee and Denise Kay. All were baptized into the Methodist Church.

In June of 1972, Doris and the family moved to Arvada, Colo.

After the children were in high school, she went to work outside the home. Doris gained employment at Mountain Bell and when AT&T and Mountain Bell were separated, she went with Mountain Bell. After U.S. West purchased Mountain Bell, she retired in 1995.

In 1996, Doris and Ray moved to Hudson, Colo., and built a new home.

Doris loved to cook and have family in and always had all the holiday dinners. She liked to knit and made afghans for nearly all the babies she had contact with. About all her friends and relatives have an afghan made by Doris. Fishing was a passion of hers. She dearly loved to catch the most and the biggest fish. She did a lot of embroidery work on pillow cases and dish towels to give away to friends and relatives. She did a lot of cake decorating until her hand gave out and she just couldn’t do it anymore.

Survivors Include: Husband, Ray of Hudson, Colo. Son, Michael and wife, Dawnene, of Thornton, Colo. Son: Douglas and wife, Deena, of Frederick, Colo. Daughter, Denise Bunn of Arvada, Colo. Four grandchildren: Amber Reese and husband Bobby; David Baldwin; Nash Baldwin and wife, Jacie, and Dori (Baldwin)Jacobs and husband Parker. Four Great-Grandchildren: Haleigh Baldwin; Hazelee Baldwin; Chloe Reese; Taylor Reese. Brothers: Darwin Spady of Lincoln, Neb., Dennis Spady and wife, Celia, of Champion, Neb., Deloyce (Pete) Spady and wife, Becky, of Imperial, Neb.

Services were held May 23, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Imperial, Neb. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.

Colorado memorial services were held June 5, 2014, at Zion Congregational Church in Brighton, Colo.

A memorial has been established in Doris’ memory. ❖


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