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Plains Edition Obituaries for 4-24-10

Jewell V. Artzer, 87, died at her home in Sterling, Colo., on April 18, 2010.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in a house northeast of New Raymer, to George Kellner and Cora (Addington) Kellner. She attended grade school in New Raymer and Bushnell, Neb., and graduated from Sterling High School in 1940.

In 1940, she married Jake Artzer. Before the war, they traveled to various cities where they could find jobs. Once WWII began, he enlisted in the navy. She would travel to the naval ports and find work so she could be there when his ship docked. In 1945, they moved to a ranch north of New Raymer.



She lived on the ranch, even after her husband’s death in 1999. For health reasons, she moved into Sterling in 2006 but continued to operate the ranch until her death.

She was a member of the Chapel of the Plains Women’s Fellowship Group and Missionary Bible Study. She was also a longtime member of the Liberty Club. As a rancher, she was a member of the Colorado Cattle Women.



She enjoyed painting. She loved to write poems and stories. She wrote the New Raymer news for the Sterling Advocate and also many poems and short stories for the Fence Post. She belonged to several social card groups and loved to go dancing. She especially loved watching her grandsons participate in their sports activities.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Will) Golson of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandsons, Josh Sutherland, Wellington, Colo., and Will Sutherland, Corvallis, Ore.; her son, Darrel (Jill) Artzer of Sterling and grandsons, Eric, Dylan, and Joel; one great-grandson, Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Kellner and sister, Genevieve (Jack) Fiscus.

Jewell V. Artzer, 87, died at her home in Sterling, Colo., on April 18, 2010.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in a house northeast of New Raymer, to George Kellner and Cora (Addington) Kellner. She attended grade school in New Raymer and Bushnell, Neb., and graduated from Sterling High School in 1940.

In 1940, she married Jake Artzer. Before the war, they traveled to various cities where they could find jobs. Once WWII began, he enlisted in the navy. She would travel to the naval ports and find work so she could be there when his ship docked. In 1945, they moved to a ranch north of New Raymer.

She lived on the ranch, even after her husband’s death in 1999. For health reasons, she moved into Sterling in 2006 but continued to operate the ranch until her death.

She was a member of the Chapel of the Plains Women’s Fellowship Group and Missionary Bible Study. She was also a longtime member of the Liberty Club. As a rancher, she was a member of the Colorado Cattle Women.

She enjoyed painting. She loved to write poems and stories. She wrote the New Raymer news for the Sterling Advocate and also many poems and short stories for the Fence Post. She belonged to several social card groups and loved to go dancing. She especially loved watching her grandsons participate in their sports activities.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Will) Golson of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandsons, Josh Sutherland, Wellington, Colo., and Will Sutherland, Corvallis, Ore.; her son, Darrel (Jill) Artzer of Sterling and grandsons, Eric, Dylan, and Joel; one great-grandson, Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Kellner and sister, Genevieve (Jack) Fiscus.

Jewell V. Artzer, 87, died at her home in Sterling, Colo., on April 18, 2010.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in a house northeast of New Raymer, to George Kellner and Cora (Addington) Kellner. She attended grade school in New Raymer and Bushnell, Neb., and graduated from Sterling High School in 1940.

In 1940, she married Jake Artzer. Before the war, they traveled to various cities where they could find jobs. Once WWII began, he enlisted in the navy. She would travel to the naval ports and find work so she could be there when his ship docked. In 1945, they moved to a ranch north of New Raymer.

She lived on the ranch, even after her husband’s death in 1999. For health reasons, she moved into Sterling in 2006 but continued to operate the ranch until her death.

She was a member of the Chapel of the Plains Women’s Fellowship Group and Missionary Bible Study. She was also a longtime member of the Liberty Club. As a rancher, she was a member of the Colorado Cattle Women.

She enjoyed painting. She loved to write poems and stories. She wrote the New Raymer news for the Sterling Advocate and also many poems and short stories for the Fence Post. She belonged to several social card groups and loved to go dancing. She especially loved watching her grandsons participate in their sports activities.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Will) Golson of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandsons, Josh Sutherland, Wellington, Colo., and Will Sutherland, Corvallis, Ore.; her son, Darrel (Jill) Artzer of Sterling and grandsons, Eric, Dylan, and Joel; one great-grandson, Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Kellner and sister, Genevieve (Jack) Fiscus.

Jewell V. Artzer, 87, died at her home in Sterling, Colo., on April 18, 2010.

She was born Aug. 9, 1922, in a house northeast of New Raymer, to George Kellner and Cora (Addington) Kellner. She attended grade school in New Raymer and Bushnell, Neb., and graduated from Sterling High School in 1940.

In 1940, she married Jake Artzer. Before the war, they traveled to various cities where they could find jobs. Once WWII began, he enlisted in the navy. She would travel to the naval ports and find work so she could be there when his ship docked. In 1945, they moved to a ranch north of New Raymer.

She lived on the ranch, even after her husband’s death in 1999. For health reasons, she moved into Sterling in 2006 but continued to operate the ranch until her death.

She was a member of the Chapel of the Plains Women’s Fellowship Group and Missionary Bible Study. She was also a longtime member of the Liberty Club. As a rancher, she was a member of the Colorado Cattle Women.

She enjoyed painting. She loved to write poems and stories. She wrote the New Raymer news for the Sterling Advocate and also many poems and short stories for the Fence Post. She belonged to several social card groups and loved to go dancing. She especially loved watching her grandsons participate in their sports activities.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Will) Golson of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandsons, Josh Sutherland, Wellington, Colo., and Will Sutherland, Corvallis, Ore.; her son, Darrel (Jill) Artzer of Sterling and grandsons, Eric, Dylan, and Joel; one great-grandson, Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Kellner and sister, Genevieve (Jack) Fiscus.


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