Obituaries for Plains Edition |

Obituaries for Plains Edition

Jesson “Jesse” Frank Samber, 34, of Stoneham, Colo., died in a farm accident at his home on Dec. 23, 2008.

He was born April 12, 1974, in Brush, Colo.

He grew up in Stoneham on his family’s farm with his parents, Jerry and Margie Samber; brother, Jerrod; sister, Jennie; and brother, Jay.

He was a 1992 graduate of Prairie High School. He was active in 4-H and FFA as well as football, basketball and baseball.

He attended Northeastern Jr. College in the fall of 1992 and graduated in the spring of 1994 with an associate’s degree. From there he chose to pursue his studies at Colorado State University, where he later graduated with a bachelors of science degree in animal science in 1996.

Upon his return home from college, he settled back into the Stoneham community where he later married Dawn Evans and was eventually blessed with two wonderful children, Kale and Kade.

Upon returning back to Stoneham, he did various odd jobs and eventually began Samber Hay and Cattle, which consisted of a custom haying business and commercial cows, specializing in raising and selling club calves. Just recently, he had become a partner with the Stone Creek cattle operation as well as being part of the family’s sheep operation.

He was a member of the Northeast Weld County Drylanders, St. John’s Catholic Church and the American Maine-Anjou Association. He also was a current CHSAA football and basketball referee.

Survivors include his sons, Kale and Kade Samber; long-time companion, Lila Hernandez; parents, Jerry and Margie Samber of Stoneham; brother, Jerrod (Kayedeane) Samber and their son, Jaxson of Sterling; sister, Jennie (Scott) Bates and their children, Carter and Blake of Richardson, Texas; brother, Jay Samber of Irving, Texas; aunts and uncles, Forrest and Judy Tappy of Stoneham, Dr. Jerry and Shirley Montague of Merino, Suzie Minichnek of Langhorn, Pa., Louise Ward of Las Vegas, Paul and Terri Artzer of Windberley, Texas, Bill and Barb Polini of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Howard and Julie Hettinger of Merino, Bernice Mills of Denver, Gary and Mary Shultiz of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., Mike and Monica Harrigan of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Luke and Ceri Artzer of Sterling, and Howard and Andrea Shaw of Sterling; grandmother Lena Samber; and numerous cousins, friends, neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Gertrude Artzer and Frank Samber.

Evelyn Lucille Adams, 92, longtime Brule resident, died Jan. 4, 2009, at Indian Hills Manor.

She was born April 19, 1916, in Moingona, Iowa, the daughter of Ray E. and Myrtle A. (Carpenter) Bricker. The family moved to Paxton, followed by a transfer to Lemoyne in 1922.

Lucille, as she was known to family and friends graduated from Ogallala High School in 1934 as there was no high school in Lemoyne.

On May 29, 1934, she was united in marriage to Melvin H. Adams, Sr. in the Bricker family home in Lemoyne. To this union were born Melvin H. Adams, Jr., John B. Adams, and Pamela Sue Adams.

Melvin worked as a rural mail carrier in Lemoyne until 1935 when the couple moved to Omaha where he was employed by Fairmont Foods. In 1940 they returned to Brule where he worked at the Bank of Brule until he was called to active duty with the U.S. Army in 1941. During the war years Lucille followed Melvin to various duty stations until they returned to Brule in 1946.

She was an active homemaker and deeply involved in community activities.

Some of her civic involvement includes past president of the Brule Lioness Club, Past Honored Queen of Job’s Daughters Bethel #21, Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 142 including serving as a Grand Representative for the Grand Chapter of the Nebraska Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW # 3755, American Legion Auxiliary # 135, P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter HI, and Big Mac Shrine Club and Auxiliary. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ, Congregational and the Brule Women’s Fellowship.

Survivors include two sons, Mel (Huberta) Adams of Ogallala; and John (Linda) Adams of Greeley, Colo., two brothers, James E. (Evelyn) Bricker and of Scottsbluff; and Norvin C. (Pat) Bricker of Cleburne, Texas, two sisters-in-law, Mary O. Rohrs of Tucson, Ariz., and Geraldine Bricker of Lexington; step brother-in-law, Austin Bruch of Tacoma, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Todd (Kandy) Adams, Melanie (Dave) Washa, Chad (Barbara) Adams, all of Ogallala; Laurie (Kirk) Hovendick of Lincoln, Kerrie Adams of Denver, Colo.; Chris (Angie) Adams of Longmont, Colo., and Abbie Adams of Baltimore, Md., and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin in 2000; her daughter, Pamela S. Adams in 1977; brothers, Ray Bricker, Jr., Babe Bricker and Milo E. Bricker; sisters, June A. Bricker, Virginia F. McGreer, and Olive M. Spoeneman.

Stanley Gene Anderson, 81, of Sutherland died Jan. 12, 2009, at the Sutherland Care Center.

He was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in McPherson County, to Alfred Jess and Gertie Maude (Calkins) Anderson. He attended school in McPherson County and graduated from High School in May of 1946 at Buckner, Mo.

He entered the Army on September 1950 and was discharged in June of 1952. He received the Korean Service Medal, 1 Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He married Gretta Quimby on Dec. 30, 1957, in Arthur, Neb.

He worked on several ranches and for the Nebraska Games and Parks division. He went into construction which he has done for the past 50 years in the area.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church; and is a lifetime member of the American Legion DAV; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; a member of the 40 & 8; and the Lincoln County Veterans Service Committees; he was a retired volunteer fireman.

Survivors include his wife, Gretta of Sutherland; children, Darrell (Lori) and Larry (Loretta Haines) Anderson; three grandchildren, Melissa, Devin and Dustin; two great grandchildren, Katelyn and Blake; brother, Keith (Willa) Anderson of Buckner, Mo.; sisters, Iris Pennington of Holden, Mo., and Enid (Bud) LaRue; brother-in-law, Robert (Ruth) Quimby; sister-in-law, Vicki Anderson; nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Neil, Leon and Jack; two nieces and one great nephew.


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