Roy Glenn Garver
Roy Glenn Garver, 78, of Lamar, Neb., passed away on November 15, 2013.
He was born on January 1, 1935 to Ray and Martha Garver of Lyons, Colo.
He married his High School sweetheart, Karen Trueblood on January 31, 1957, and they began their country lifestyle together which included horses and raising longhorn cattle, first in Erie then they moved to Lamar, Neb., to live on their 230 acre ranch.
Glenn participated in team roping and they ran a roping club, the Tri-County Roping Club. While mostly roped for fun, he also roped in some amateur rodeos and local jackpots.
He was a great supporter of his daughters and grandchildren, be it sports, team roping, or anything they became involved in.
He is survived by his wife Karen, two daughters, Tracie Richardson-Markheim(Joel) of Ault, Colo., and Teresa Martin of Erie, Colo., six grandchildren, Jayson Richardson, Raelynn (Richardson) and Joe Ferrera, Sarah Stoudt, Sheri (Martin) and Jimmy Peterson, Casey Martin and Jeremiah Bateman, and great grandson Cael Randy Ferrera and great granddaughter Charley Rae Ferrera.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Martha Garver, a son-in-law V. Randy Richardson and brother-in-law Terry Trueblood.
Honoring Glenn’s wishes, no services will be held. He asked to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered on their land.
Any contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund in honor of Glenn. ❖
Beulah Marie Phifer
Beulah Marie Phifer, 89, of North Platte, Neb., passed away Nov. 3, 2013 at North Platte Care Center.
Beulah was born July 7, 1924, on a farm south at Grainton, Neb., to William J. and Zelma (Plunkett) Hopping. She was the oldest of nine siblings.
At the age of 12, she moved with her parents to north of North Platte and later to Maxwell, where she attended school.
On September 11, 1942, she married Clarence A. Phifer, he passed away Nov. 4, 1983. To this union were born three sons, John, Thomas and Kenneth, all of North Platte. They lived west of North Platte in the Platte Valley community for over 45 years. As a family, they enjoyed 4-H clubs, camping and lots of fishing.
Beulah was the cook at Platte Valley District No. 8 grade school for many years. Beulah was a member of the First Christian Church, UP Club No. 8, Platte Valley Women’s Club and the Platte Valley and Nicholas Extension Club.
She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and enjoyed their visits, time spent with them in the park and at her home.
She is survived by her sons, John, Thomas (Mona), Kenneth (Patty) all of North Platte, Neb.; grandchildren, Angey Phifer of Ft. Collins, Colo., Travis (Missy) Phifer of Thornton, Colo., Michelle Young of Wichita, Kan., Ryan (Michelle) Phifer of Olathe, Kan., Joelle (Scott) Richardson of North Platte, Neb., and Julie (Joe) Hansen of Manteno, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Makaela, Kyle, Miriam, Greta, Ayden, Jace, Sydnie, Josie, Jaxson, Allison and Nathan; two sisters, Verna Taylor of North Platte, Neb., and Deloris Mitchell of Monroe, Ore.; three sisters-in-laws, Doris Hopping of Albion, Neb., Barbara Hopping of North Platte, Neb., and Doris E. Hopping of Albuquerque, N.M.; Blain Plunkett of Ogallala, Neb.; Dorothy Hunt of Greenville, Ohio; a special friend, Lorna Suzuki of Honolulu, Hawaii; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents; a sister, Helen Pinkston; brothers, Allen, James, Wayne, Edward and Clifford Hopping; and brothers-in-law, William Taylor, David Mitchell and Ellis Pinkson.
Services were held November 6, 2013 at the First Christian Church. Burial followed at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. ❖