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Wayne Jennings Gaynor, age 95, died on Feb. 26, 2008, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to William J. Gaynor and Georgia (Bell) Gaynor. Wayne was just 5 years old and his sister, Goldie, was 3 when their father died of Infantile Paralysis. (Polio.) The family spent some time with Georgie’s sister in Oregon, then traveled to Saguache and Center, Colo., to live with Georgia’s parents. Wayne’s mother taught school there. He remembered having a wild donkey to play with during his summers there.

Wayne’s mother remarried and the family moved to Atwood, Colo., where his step-father ran the Atwood grocery store. Wayne spent most of his time working and growing up on the Tom Propst Ranch south of Atwood. There he learned to work hard, handle cattle and horses, and even rode as a jockey once in awhile for the ranch’s race horses. This was a good time in his life, and he told his friends and children many stories of those times.

Wayne graduated from Atwood High School.

In his early 20s, Wayne farmed for Alec Feibig. It was while he worked there that he met his future wife, Marjorie Flicker, at a dance. They were married on Feb. 12, 1939, in McCook, Neb. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his death.

Marjorie and Wayne rented a farm from Will Logan, and in 1953, with the help of Ed Tunison and Production Credit Association, they purchased the Joe Kadlecek farm just south and west of Atwood. There they farmed, ranched and raised their family.

After selling the farm to their good friends, the Accomasso family, Wayne worked various jobs. They ranched on the Old Haigler Ranch in Haigler, Neb. for a time. They then returned to the Sterling/Atwood area and he worked for the school district and was a farmer in the Cedar Creek area.

Wayne and Marjorie loved to dance and were always active in the Atwood community. Wayne served on the Atwood school board for several yeras. He was honored by the Great Western Sugar Company for being a Top Ten Sugar Beet Grower numerous times. Wayne continued to garden for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Bill Gaynor and wife Denise of Atwood; daughter Kay Dreyer of Brighton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Debra Kay Martin; three sons-in-law, Bill Martin, Ed Lewis and Donald M. Dreyer.

Wayne Jennings Gaynor, age 95, died on Feb. 26, 2008, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to William J. Gaynor and Georgia (Bell) Gaynor. Wayne was just 5 years old and his sister, Goldie, was 3 when their father died of Infantile Paralysis. (Polio.) The family spent some time with Georgie’s sister in Oregon, then traveled to Saguache and Center, Colo., to live with Georgia’s parents. Wayne’s mother taught school there. He remembered having a wild donkey to play with during his summers there.

Wayne’s mother remarried and the family moved to Atwood, Colo., where his step-father ran the Atwood grocery store. Wayne spent most of his time working and growing up on the Tom Propst Ranch south of Atwood. There he learned to work hard, handle cattle and horses, and even rode as a jockey once in awhile for the ranch’s race horses. This was a good time in his life, and he told his friends and children many stories of those times.

Wayne graduated from Atwood High School.

In his early 20s, Wayne farmed for Alec Feibig. It was while he worked there that he met his future wife, Marjorie Flicker, at a dance. They were married on Feb. 12, 1939, in McCook, Neb. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his death.

Marjorie and Wayne rented a farm from Will Logan, and in 1953, with the help of Ed Tunison and Production Credit Association, they purchased the Joe Kadlecek farm just south and west of Atwood. There they farmed, ranched and raised their family.

After selling the farm to their good friends, the Accomasso family, Wayne worked various jobs. They ranched on the Old Haigler Ranch in Haigler, Neb. for a time. They then returned to the Sterling/Atwood area and he worked for the school district and was a farmer in the Cedar Creek area.

Wayne and Marjorie loved to dance and were always active in the Atwood community. Wayne served on the Atwood school board for several yeras. He was honored by the Great Western Sugar Company for being a Top Ten Sugar Beet Grower numerous times. Wayne continued to garden for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Bill Gaynor and wife Denise of Atwood; daughter Kay Dreyer of Brighton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Debra Kay Martin; three sons-in-law, Bill Martin, Ed Lewis and Donald M. Dreyer.

Wayne Jennings Gaynor, age 95, died on Feb. 26, 2008, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to William J. Gaynor and Georgia (Bell) Gaynor. Wayne was just 5 years old and his sister, Goldie, was 3 when their father died of Infantile Paralysis. (Polio.) The family spent some time with Georgie’s sister in Oregon, then traveled to Saguache and Center, Colo., to live with Georgia’s parents. Wayne’s mother taught school there. He remembered having a wild donkey to play with during his summers there.

Wayne’s mother remarried and the family moved to Atwood, Colo., where his step-father ran the Atwood grocery store. Wayne spent most of his time working and growing up on the Tom Propst Ranch south of Atwood. There he learned to work hard, handle cattle and horses, and even rode as a jockey once in awhile for the ranch’s race horses. This was a good time in his life, and he told his friends and children many stories of those times.

Wayne graduated from Atwood High School.

In his early 20s, Wayne farmed for Alec Feibig. It was while he worked there that he met his future wife, Marjorie Flicker, at a dance. They were married on Feb. 12, 1939, in McCook, Neb. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his death.

Marjorie and Wayne rented a farm from Will Logan, and in 1953, with the help of Ed Tunison and Production Credit Association, they purchased the Joe Kadlecek farm just south and west of Atwood. There they farmed, ranched and raised their family.

After selling the farm to their good friends, the Accomasso family, Wayne worked various jobs. They ranched on the Old Haigler Ranch in Haigler, Neb. for a time. They then returned to the Sterling/Atwood area and he worked for the school district and was a farmer in the Cedar Creek area.

Wayne and Marjorie loved to dance and were always active in the Atwood community. Wayne served on the Atwood school board for several yeras. He was honored by the Great Western Sugar Company for being a Top Ten Sugar Beet Grower numerous times. Wayne continued to garden for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Bill Gaynor and wife Denise of Atwood; daughter Kay Dreyer of Brighton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Debra Kay Martin; three sons-in-law, Bill Martin, Ed Lewis and Donald M. Dreyer.

Wayne Jennings Gaynor, age 95, died on Feb. 26, 2008, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to William J. Gaynor and Georgia (Bell) Gaynor. Wayne was just 5 years old and his sister, Goldie, was 3 when their father died of Infantile Paralysis. (Polio.) The family spent some time with Georgie’s sister in Oregon, then traveled to Saguache and Center, Colo., to live with Georgia’s parents. Wayne’s mother taught school there. He remembered having a wild donkey to play with during his summers there.

Wayne’s mother remarried and the family moved to Atwood, Colo., where his step-father ran the Atwood grocery store. Wayne spent most of his time working and growing up on the Tom Propst Ranch south of Atwood. There he learned to work hard, handle cattle and horses, and even rode as a jockey once in awhile for the ranch’s race horses. This was a good time in his life, and he told his friends and children many stories of those times.

Wayne graduated from Atwood High School.

In his early 20s, Wayne farmed for Alec Feibig. It was while he worked there that he met his future wife, Marjorie Flicker, at a dance. They were married on Feb. 12, 1939, in McCook, Neb. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his death.

Marjorie and Wayne rented a farm from Will Logan, and in 1953, with the help of Ed Tunison and Production Credit Association, they purchased the Joe Kadlecek farm just south and west of Atwood. There they farmed, ranched and raised their family.

After selling the farm to their good friends, the Accomasso family, Wayne worked various jobs. They ranched on the Old Haigler Ranch in Haigler, Neb. for a time. They then returned to the Sterling/Atwood area and he worked for the school district and was a farmer in the Cedar Creek area.

Wayne and Marjorie loved to dance and were always active in the Atwood community. Wayne served on the Atwood school board for several yeras. He was honored by the Great Western Sugar Company for being a Top Ten Sugar Beet Grower numerous times. Wayne continued to garden for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Bill Gaynor and wife Denise of Atwood; daughter Kay Dreyer of Brighton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Debra Kay Martin; three sons-in-law, Bill Martin, Ed Lewis and Donald M. Dreyer.

Wayne Jennings Gaynor, age 95, died on Feb. 26, 2008, in Sterling, Colo.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1912, to William J. Gaynor and Georgia (Bell) Gaynor. Wayne was just 5 years old and his sister, Goldie, was 3 when their father died of Infantile Paralysis. (Polio.) The family spent some time with Georgie’s sister in Oregon, then traveled to Saguache and Center, Colo., to live with Georgia’s parents. Wayne’s mother taught school there. He remembered having a wild donkey to play with during his summers there.

Wayne’s mother remarried and the family moved to Atwood, Colo., where his step-father ran the Atwood grocery store. Wayne spent most of his time working and growing up on the Tom Propst Ranch south of Atwood. There he learned to work hard, handle cattle and horses, and even rode as a jockey once in awhile for the ranch’s race horses. This was a good time in his life, and he told his friends and children many stories of those times.

Wayne graduated from Atwood High School.

In his early 20s, Wayne farmed for Alec Feibig. It was while he worked there that he met his future wife, Marjorie Flicker, at a dance. They were married on Feb. 12, 1939, in McCook, Neb. They had been married for 69 years at the time of his death.

Marjorie and Wayne rented a farm from Will Logan, and in 1953, with the help of Ed Tunison and Production Credit Association, they purchased the Joe Kadlecek farm just south and west of Atwood. There they farmed, ranched and raised their family.

After selling the farm to their good friends, the Accomasso family, Wayne worked various jobs. They ranched on the Old Haigler Ranch in Haigler, Neb. for a time. They then returned to the Sterling/Atwood area and he worked for the school district and was a farmer in the Cedar Creek area.

Wayne and Marjorie loved to dance and were always active in the Atwood community. Wayne served on the Atwood school board for several yeras. He was honored by the Great Western Sugar Company for being a Top Ten Sugar Beet Grower numerous times. Wayne continued to garden for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking as a hobby.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; son Bill Gaynor and wife Denise of Atwood; daughter Kay Dreyer of Brighton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Debra Kay Martin; three sons-in-law, Bill Martin, Ed Lewis and Donald M. Dreyer.


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