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Obituaries Plains Edition for 9-19-09

Riley K. Haskell Jr., 89, died at his residence in Willits, Calif., on Feb. 2, 2009.

He was born to Riley Kent Haskell and Alice (Johnson) Haskell on Jan. 23, 1920, in Gandy, Neb. He grew up a cowboy in his beloved Nebraska Sandhills, graduating from Logan County High School where he was one of five members of the basketball team that went on to win the State Championship.

One of the happiest days of his life was when he married his wife, Peggy, on March 4, 1939. Peggy preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2002.

He was a cattleman, working at such ranches as the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, and John Wayne’s 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona before finding his way to California.

He loved telling stories about growing up in the Sandhills, and the exploits of his great Uncle “Cap” Haskell.

Survivors include his brother, Bruce Haskell of North Platte; his daughters, Judy (Hershel) Harvey of Los Banos, Calif., and Mary Haskell of Willits, Calif.; his son, Riley ‘Punch’ (Jeanne) Haskell of Colusa, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayle McGooden and brother, Don Haskell.

Riley K. Haskell Jr., 89, died at his residence in Willits, Calif., on Feb. 2, 2009.

He was born to Riley Kent Haskell and Alice (Johnson) Haskell on Jan. 23, 1920, in Gandy, Neb. He grew up a cowboy in his beloved Nebraska Sandhills, graduating from Logan County High School where he was one of five members of the basketball team that went on to win the State Championship.

One of the happiest days of his life was when he married his wife, Peggy, on March 4, 1939. Peggy preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2002.

He was a cattleman, working at such ranches as the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, and John Wayne’s 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona before finding his way to California.

He loved telling stories about growing up in the Sandhills, and the exploits of his great Uncle “Cap” Haskell.

Survivors include his brother, Bruce Haskell of North Platte; his daughters, Judy (Hershel) Harvey of Los Banos, Calif., and Mary Haskell of Willits, Calif.; his son, Riley ‘Punch’ (Jeanne) Haskell of Colusa, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayle McGooden and brother, Don Haskell.

Riley K. Haskell Jr., 89, died at his residence in Willits, Calif., on Feb. 2, 2009.

He was born to Riley Kent Haskell and Alice (Johnson) Haskell on Jan. 23, 1920, in Gandy, Neb. He grew up a cowboy in his beloved Nebraska Sandhills, graduating from Logan County High School where he was one of five members of the basketball team that went on to win the State Championship.

One of the happiest days of his life was when he married his wife, Peggy, on March 4, 1939. Peggy preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2002.

He was a cattleman, working at such ranches as the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, and John Wayne’s 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona before finding his way to California.

He loved telling stories about growing up in the Sandhills, and the exploits of his great Uncle “Cap” Haskell.

Survivors include his brother, Bruce Haskell of North Platte; his daughters, Judy (Hershel) Harvey of Los Banos, Calif., and Mary Haskell of Willits, Calif.; his son, Riley ‘Punch’ (Jeanne) Haskell of Colusa, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayle McGooden and brother, Don Haskell.

Riley K. Haskell Jr., 89, died at his residence in Willits, Calif., on Feb. 2, 2009.

He was born to Riley Kent Haskell and Alice (Johnson) Haskell on Jan. 23, 1920, in Gandy, Neb. He grew up a cowboy in his beloved Nebraska Sandhills, graduating from Logan County High School where he was one of five members of the basketball team that went on to win the State Championship.

One of the happiest days of his life was when he married his wife, Peggy, on March 4, 1939. Peggy preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2002.

He was a cattleman, working at such ranches as the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, and John Wayne’s 26 Bar Ranch in Arizona before finding his way to California.

He loved telling stories about growing up in the Sandhills, and the exploits of his great Uncle “Cap” Haskell.

Survivors include his brother, Bruce Haskell of North Platte; his daughters, Judy (Hershel) Harvey of Los Banos, Calif., and Mary Haskell of Willits, Calif.; his son, Riley ‘Punch’ (Jeanne) Haskell of Colusa, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gayle McGooden and brother, Don Haskell.


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