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Plains Edition Obituaries

DeWayne L. Coe

, 64, of Long Pine died June 14, 2007, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth after a battle with cancer.

He was born May 10, 1943, in Ainsworth to Doyle and Vera “Sal” Hollenbeck. 

He attended grade school at District 76 in Long Pine, Neb., and graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1960. 

On Oct. 16, 1964, he married Lynda “Beanie” Jones. To this marriage four sons were born: Robert E., Craig L., Brian G., and Trent D.

He enjoyed ranching, rodeoing, bowling, and playing cards. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Survivors include his wife, Beanie of Long Pine; sons, Rob of Ainsworth, Craig (Pam) of Ainsworth, Brian (Heather) of Long Pine and Trent of Rose; 12 grandchildren; his father, Doyle of Long Pine; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Walz of Cody and Joyce Micheel of Long Pine; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy E. and Jack Jones of Ainsworth; brother-in-law, Gary (Shari) Jones of Ainsworth; sisters-in-law, Sandy (Dan) Clapper of Johnstown and Sue Porter of Ainsworth; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera “Sal” Hollenbeck and brother-in-law, Keith Jones.


, 77, of North Platte, died June 18, 2007, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Neb.

He was born June 23, 1929, at Scottsbluff, to Gurney and Sarah (Franks) Coe. He was raised at Scottsbluff where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1947. He worked as a salesman for Stickney’s Appliance & T.V. for a number of years.

On June 3, 1977, he was united in marriage to Joyce Todd in North Platte. They resided in North Platte where he was employed by Lepp and Osterloh. He served proudly in the National Guard for 10 years and enjoyed playing cards, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce of North Platte; two sons, Steven (Sue) Coe of Ogallala and Claude (Chris) Coe of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Laura (Rick) Nielsen of Payson, Ariz., and Cheryl (Isaac) Morris of Payson, Ariz.; two step-sons, Richard Todd of Amarillo, Texas, and Gregg (Florence) Todd of North Platte; two step-daughters, Julie Todd of North Platte and Joni (Gonzalo) Gallegos of Arlington, Virg.; three sisters, Mildred Moravec of Sedalia, Mo., Donna (Bill) Rush of Sidney, and Barbara (Kenneth) Hawkins of Cheyenne, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one grandson.

, 80, of Kenesaw died June 24, 2007, at Haven Home in Kenesaw.

She was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Glenvil to Frank and Fredia (Foth) DeJung.

She went to school in Clay Center and graduated from Clay Center High School. She taught in country school for two years in Clay Center.

She married Robert Bender.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Clinton, Delbert and Wesley, all of Kenesaw; daughters, Roberta Powell of Kearney and Ruth Garrison of York; and a brother, Frank DeJung Jr. of Clay Center; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Bender of Kenesaw; son-in-law, Harry Powell of Kearney; and grandchildren, Evan Bender, Dalton Bender, Andrew Powell, Amber Powell, Marcus Garrison, Ann Garrison and Megan Garrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

, 85, of Scottsbluff, died June 17, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff.

He was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Lebanon, Neb., to Ray and Lucinda (Nicholson) Davidson. He moved to Gering at a young age where he graduated from Gering High School in 1940. While in school he excelled scholastically and participated in sports and band.

He married his next-door neighbor Ann Anderson, Aug. 8, 1943.

He entered the Army Sept. 21, 1942, where he served as a Captain and was honorably discharged Feb. 2, 1946.

He returned to Gering and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was employed at Scottsbluff Great Western Sugar as an engineer from 1950 until his retirement in 1985.

He spent many hours delivering fruit baskets to members of the First Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Scottsbluff Elks Lodge #1367, and was known as a fix-r-up person. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He loved the Nebraska and Bronco Football teams and he was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He especially enjoyed the monthly lunches at the Elks with his classmates.

Survivors include his sons, Darold D. (Cheri) Davidson, Jr. of Scottsbluff, Gary (Linda) Davidson, Bellingham, Wash., Robert (Melissa Young) Davidson, Minneapolis, Minn.; sister, Joan (Robert) Babbin, Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Stephanie (Frank) Hernandez, and Michael Davidson all of Scottsbluff, and Patrick (Jodi Vandenberge) Davidson of Longmont, Colo., and Robert Chandler of Scottsbluff; great-grandchildren, Kesleigh, Angela, Eliana, and Alex Hernandez and Anna Davidson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; parents; and brother, Mickey Davidson.

, 82 of Gering, died June 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center.

She was born on March 20, 1925, in Sheboygan, Wisc., to Emanuel and Mary (Axt) Dermer. She attended school in Scottsbluff.

She was united in marriage to Lyle Fry on April 18, 1943, in Gering.

She worked at the Shipyards in Portland, Ore., when her husband was overseas in the service. They returned to Gering, where she worked for Cooks (Swift) as a bookkeeper. She later became a full-time homemaker and started their family. In 1958, they purchased a farm east of Gering, moving to town in 1969 where they retired.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gering. She helped with various projects in the church and received her 50-year member pin.

She enjoyed traveling, working in the yard and cooking for her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle Fry; children, Patricia (Roger) Larson of Douglas, Wyo., Linda (Greg) Cline of Mitchell, and Jack Fry of Moscow, Idaho; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Valerie Fry of Gering.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Harold and Floyd Dermer; and sister, Irene Daniels.


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