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Plains Edition Obituaries

, 78, of North Platte died April 21, 2007, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

She was born Jan. 27, 1929, to Adolf and Ella Dale (Banbury) Stein in Omaha. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in East Omaha where she graduated from Tech High School. She accepted the Lord into her life in high school and attended East Side Presbyterian Church. In 1950 and 1951 she attended Grace University and also worked for an Omaha insurance company. She met an Omaha University student named Lorelle Alford.

On Valentines Day 1953, she became engaged to Lorelle and they were married on June 16th of that same year at the East Side Presbyterian Church.

They lived in Omaha for a time then moved to Lincoln where they adopted two children. In the early 1970s they settled in North Platte. After arriving in North Platte they attended the Wesleyan Church where she taught Sunday school and was active in Christian Women’s group. Later she and her family attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and raising her children and in later years babysitting her grandchildren.

In 2006 she was very excited that she was well enough to attend her 60th Tech High School reunion.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mitchell) Reed of North Platte; son, Michael (Nikki) Alford of Council Bluffs; sister, Martha Volovich of Carter Lake, Iowa; grandchildren, Kristin Reed of Lincoln, Judd Reed of North Platte; step-grandson, Chris Ogg of Council Bluffs; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorelle Alford; a grandson, Ryan Mitchell Reed; and brothers, Adolph, Ernie and Jack.

, 75, of Hay Springs succumbed to a very long battle of cancer on April 8, 2007.

He was born May 17, 1931, to Minnie (Peters) Davis and Merson Davis in Hay Springs. He attended and graduated from Hay Springs High School in May of 1949. After graduation he was engaged in farming with his father until 1952 when the Army sent him to Korea. He was discharged from the Army in 1954. Upon his arrival back to Hay Springs he again continued to farm and ranch.

On November 20th, 1954 he united in marriage to Iris Lanz of Bassett, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Carol Ann Davis Lewin and Marcia Davis Sandberg, both of Hay Springs.

He served his community as a director of the Nebraska Wool Growers Association. He was very involved in the American Legion on the local, state and national levels, and was the Nebraska State Legion Commander for 1977-1978. Through these organizations, many friends across the state were made. He had also been involved with the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources as director and served as a commissioner on the Natural Resources Commission.

He was involved with farming, cattle and sheep for many years. More recently he helped originally organize and participated in the Highway 20 Tractor Club. He enjoyed the good friends, tractor cades and tractor pulls. Farming, friends, antique tractor restoration, tractor cades, tractor pulls have been a good source of pleasure. He could never pass up a good cribbage game or any game of cards. He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Iris at Hay Springs Columbkille Catholic Church in November of 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Davis of Hay Springs; daughters, Carol and John Lewin, Marcia and Steve Sandberg, both of Hay Springs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Marion Scott of Rushville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial has been established for the Post #239 Hay Springs Legion Firing Squad.

, 78, of North Platte died April 21, 2007, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

She was born Jan. 27, 1929, to Adolf and Ella Dale (Banbury) Stein in Omaha. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in East Omaha where she graduated from Tech High School. She accepted the Lord into her life in high school and attended East Side Presbyterian Church. In 1950 and 1951 she attended Grace University and also worked for an Omaha insurance company. She met an Omaha University student named Lorelle Alford.

On Valentines Day 1953, she became engaged to Lorelle and they were married on June 16th of that same year at the East Side Presbyterian Church.

They lived in Omaha for a time then moved to Lincoln where they adopted two children. In the early 1970s they settled in North Platte. After arriving in North Platte they attended the Wesleyan Church where she taught Sunday school and was active in Christian Women’s group. Later she and her family attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and raising her children and in later years babysitting her grandchildren.

In 2006 she was very excited that she was well enough to attend her 60th Tech High School reunion.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mitchell) Reed of North Platte; son, Michael (Nikki) Alford of Council Bluffs; sister, Martha Volovich of Carter Lake, Iowa; grandchildren, Kristin Reed of Lincoln, Judd Reed of North Platte; step-grandson, Chris Ogg of Council Bluffs; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorelle Alford; a grandson, Ryan Mitchell Reed; and brothers, Adolph, Ernie and Jack.

, 75, of Hay Springs succumbed to a very long battle of cancer on April 8, 2007.

He was born May 17, 1931, to Minnie (Peters) Davis and Merson Davis in Hay Springs. He attended and graduated from Hay Springs High School in May of 1949. After graduation he was engaged in farming with his father until 1952 when the Army sent him to Korea. He was discharged from the Army in 1954. Upon his arrival back to Hay Springs he again continued to farm and ranch.

On November 20th, 1954 he united in marriage to Iris Lanz of Bassett, Neb. To this union two daughters were born, Carol Ann Davis Lewin and Marcia Davis Sandberg, both of Hay Springs.

He served his community as a director of the Nebraska Wool Growers Association. He was very involved in the American Legion on the local, state and national levels, and was the Nebraska State Legion Commander for 1977-1978. Through these organizations, many friends across the state were made. He had also been involved with the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources as director and served as a commissioner on the Natural Resources Commission.

He was involved with farming, cattle and sheep for many years. More recently he helped originally organize and participated in the Highway 20 Tractor Club. He enjoyed the good friends, tractor cades and tractor pulls. Farming, friends, antique tractor restoration, tractor cades, tractor pulls have been a good source of pleasure. He could never pass up a good cribbage game or any game of cards. He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Iris at Hay Springs Columbkille Catholic Church in November of 2004.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Davis of Hay Springs; daughters, Carol and John Lewin, Marcia and Steve Sandberg, both of Hay Springs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Marion Scott of Rushville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial has been established for the Post #239 Hay Springs Legion Firing Squad.