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Plains Edition Obituaries for 9-13-10

Elsie “Dickie” McMurtry Greeno, 93, of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 4, 1916, in a two-room sod house on a farm near Tryon to Fred Johanson and Mary (Johnson) Johanson. She grew up and attended “Rosedale District 78” school. She moved to North Platte in 1933 and began her lifelong love of the city she called home.

She worked as a waitress at the King Fong Cafe from 1933 until leaving in 1945. She met Floyd McMurtry during this time. They married in 1945 and made their home in North Platte. Together they owned and operated The Friendly Inn and The Red Horse Inn until 1958.

In 1965 they moved to Denver, Colo., owning and operating Johnny Bee Sales before retiring and returning to North Platte in 1975 to build a home at Lake Maloney. After Floyd’s death in 1988, she reacquainted with an old friend Lewis Greeno whom she married in 1990.

She was a loving mother and grandmother active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Survivors include her brother, Glen Johanson of Stapleton; three children, Ivan McMurtry of Spanish Fort, Ala., Mary States of North Platte, and Bert McMurtry, of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Mandy Conger of Castle Rock, Colo., Trent States of North Platte, Bret States of Ripon, Calif., Jennifer States of Richland, Wash., and Tara McMurtry of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Codi, Christina, John, Connor, Branden, Savanna and Malery; sister-in-law, Marie Johanson of North Platte; and brother-in-law, Charles “Bus” McMurtry of Newport, Ark.; her nieces; nephews; cousins; and the many friends.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Clara Page, Fern Benson, and Ruth Sowle; her brother, John Johanson; a grandson, Andy McMurtry; and her husbands, Floyd McMurtry and Lewis Greeno.

Elsie “Dickie” McMurtry Greeno, 93, of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 4, 1916, in a two-room sod house on a farm near Tryon to Fred Johanson and Mary (Johnson) Johanson. She grew up and attended “Rosedale District 78” school. She moved to North Platte in 1933 and began her lifelong love of the city she called home.

She worked as a waitress at the King Fong Cafe from 1933 until leaving in 1945. She met Floyd McMurtry during this time. They married in 1945 and made their home in North Platte. Together they owned and operated The Friendly Inn and The Red Horse Inn until 1958.

In 1965 they moved to Denver, Colo., owning and operating Johnny Bee Sales before retiring and returning to North Platte in 1975 to build a home at Lake Maloney. After Floyd’s death in 1988, she reacquainted with an old friend Lewis Greeno whom she married in 1990.

She was a loving mother and grandmother active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Survivors include her brother, Glen Johanson of Stapleton; three children, Ivan McMurtry of Spanish Fort, Ala., Mary States of North Platte, and Bert McMurtry, of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Mandy Conger of Castle Rock, Colo., Trent States of North Platte, Bret States of Ripon, Calif., Jennifer States of Richland, Wash., and Tara McMurtry of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Codi, Christina, John, Connor, Branden, Savanna and Malery; sister-in-law, Marie Johanson of North Platte; and brother-in-law, Charles “Bus” McMurtry of Newport, Ark.; her nieces; nephews; cousins; and the many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Clara Page, Fern Benson, and Ruth Sowle; her brother, John Johanson; a grandson, Andy McMurtry; and her husbands, Floyd McMurtry and Lewis Greeno.

Elsie “Dickie” McMurtry Greeno, 93, of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 4, 1916, in a two-room sod house on a farm near Tryon to Fred Johanson and Mary (Johnson) Johanson. She grew up and attended “Rosedale District 78” school. She moved to North Platte in 1933 and began her lifelong love of the city she called home.

She worked as a waitress at the King Fong Cafe from 1933 until leaving in 1945. She met Floyd McMurtry during this time. They married in 1945 and made their home in North Platte. Together they owned and operated The Friendly Inn and The Red Horse Inn until 1958.

In 1965 they moved to Denver, Colo., owning and operating Johnny Bee Sales before retiring and returning to North Platte in 1975 to build a home at Lake Maloney. After Floyd’s death in 1988, she reacquainted with an old friend Lewis Greeno whom she married in 1990.

She was a loving mother and grandmother active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Survivors include her brother, Glen Johanson of Stapleton; three children, Ivan McMurtry of Spanish Fort, Ala., Mary States of North Platte, and Bert McMurtry, of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Mandy Conger of Castle Rock, Colo., Trent States of North Platte, Bret States of Ripon, Calif., Jennifer States of Richland, Wash., and Tara McMurtry of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Codi, Christina, John, Connor, Branden, Savanna and Malery; sister-in-law, Marie Johanson of North Platte; and brother-in-law, Charles “Bus” McMurtry of Newport, Ark.; her nieces; nephews; cousins; and the many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Clara Page, Fern Benson, and Ruth Sowle; her brother, John Johanson; a grandson, Andy McMurtry; and her husbands, Floyd McMurtry and Lewis Greeno.

Elsie “Dickie” McMurtry Greeno, 93, of North Platte died Aug. 30, 2010, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 4, 1916, in a two-room sod house on a farm near Tryon to Fred Johanson and Mary (Johnson) Johanson. She grew up and attended “Rosedale District 78” school. She moved to North Platte in 1933 and began her lifelong love of the city she called home.

She worked as a waitress at the King Fong Cafe from 1933 until leaving in 1945. She met Floyd McMurtry during this time. They married in 1945 and made their home in North Platte. Together they owned and operated The Friendly Inn and The Red Horse Inn until 1958.

In 1965 they moved to Denver, Colo., owning and operating Johnny Bee Sales before retiring and returning to North Platte in 1975 to build a home at Lake Maloney. After Floyd’s death in 1988, she reacquainted with an old friend Lewis Greeno whom she married in 1990.

She was a loving mother and grandmother active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Survivors include her brother, Glen Johanson of Stapleton; three children, Ivan McMurtry of Spanish Fort, Ala., Mary States of North Platte, and Bert McMurtry, of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Mandy Conger of Castle Rock, Colo., Trent States of North Platte, Bret States of Ripon, Calif., Jennifer States of Richland, Wash., and Tara McMurtry of Denver, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Codi, Christina, John, Connor, Branden, Savanna and Malery; sister-in-law, Marie Johanson of North Platte; and brother-in-law, Charles “Bus” McMurtry of Newport, Ark.; her nieces; nephews; cousins; and the many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Clara Page, Fern Benson, and Ruth Sowle; her brother, John Johanson; a grandson, Andy McMurtry; and her husbands, Floyd McMurtry and Lewis Greeno.