|Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 11 to July 12, 2014|
Allberry, Betty Jean
Blair, NE. Betty is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Ron) Sorensen of Blair, Marilyn (Reggie) Yates of Omaha; 4 grandchildren; step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 great- great-grandchildren; and several adoring nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held Saturday, July 12. Burial in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha.
Memorials may be directed to the donor's local VFW Club or the Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME Blair, NE 402-426-2191
Posted on line: Friday, July 11, 2014; Published in The Enterprise, July 11 and in the Pilot Tribune July 15, 2014
Betty Jean Allberry, 89, of Blair, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
Private family services will be Saturday, July 12. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Visitation will be Friday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair.
Betty Jean Gazaway was born May 4, 1925, in Wichita, Kan., to A.G. and Norma A. (Brown) Gazaway.
She grew up in Ardmore, Okla., and graduated from Ardmore High School. After high school, she began working for the USO at the Ardmore Air Force Base. While working at the base she met H. Dwain Allberry and they were married in Battle Creek, Mich., on Sept. 7, 1943.
When Mr. Allberry left for the war, she returned to Ardmore. After his deployment and discharge from the army, the couple made their home in Omaha. While in Omaha, she worked for General Electric and the Western Securities until her retirement.
The couple was very active in the Benson Presbyterian Church over the years. They were Nebraska Cornhuskers football fans and were season ticket owners for 60 years.
Family was always the most important part of Mrs. Allberry’s life, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed socializing with all people.
She is survived by her daughters: Nancy (Ron) Sorensen of Blair and Marilyn (Reggie) Yates of Omaha; four grandchildren; step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several adoring nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dwain, brother Jerome Gazaway, sister Virginia Prigeon, and son-in-law Rick Dierks.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s local VFW Club or the Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~