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David Akers

March 24th, 1949 - May 6th, 2004


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David Lewis Akers "Dave", was born march 24, 1949 in Alameda, CA.  He worked in various positions at Coffeyville Resources refinery.  Survivors: a son Jeffof Tulsa, his fiance, Sherry Strong of the home; two sisters, suzanne Smith of Olathe and Jay Jackson of Anthony,  brother Mark, Omahaa, NE, sister Jamie Raines, Hastings, NE, mother Bobbie Akers, Salina.  David served in the US Army during the Viet Nam war earning a Bronze star, purple heart and Army Commendation metal.  Bruial: Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK

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Jody Cloud (Aussem)

October 28th, 1949 - September 28th, 2008


Cremation with private services are planned for Joanne Cloud "Jody" Aussem, 58, Lawrence.Ms. Aussem died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at her home.She was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Salina, the daughter of Joseph Carl and Ruth Elaine Dragoo Cloud. She graduated from Salina High School in 1967. She graduated summa cum laude from Kansas University.Ms. Aussem was the owner of P.E. Aussem Co. She was a member of the Kansas City Junior League and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.Survivors include her mother; a sister, Mary Mar Olson; three nieces, Jody Mintken, Katy Matthai and Beth Colon; and many friends.The family suggests memorials to the St. John's Military

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Edward Austin

March 18th, 1949 - October 27th, 2011


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Richard Edward (Eddy") Austin passed away Oct 27, 2011.  He was born March 18, 1949 in Salina, KS, son of James and Leona Austin.  He is survived by his wife Marilyn and children J.J Austin and Megan Brown.  Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, KS.

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Jerry Berquist

January 26th, 1949 - July 2nd, 1973


Jerry was a veteran of 2 tours of Army duty in Vietnam, he was a specialist 5th class.  He was survived by his parents Mr & Mrs Warren L Berquist, Salina, 2 sisters, Julie and Cheryl both of the home and grandparents Albert Berquist, Lindsborg and Perley Stevens, Eustis, ME.  Burial Rose Hill cemetery, Bridgeport.  Sadly, Jerry's death was ruled a suicide.

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Perry Bethe

August 10th, 1949 - February 21st, 2012


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PERRY J BETHE, 62, SALINA, was found at home, Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

He was born August 10, 1949 in Salina.

Perry was employed for the Iron Workers Union for more than 30 years.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy E Bethe (Schrader) in 1986, and a brother Dennis Dean Bethe in 2009.  Survivors include his father, Charles Dean Bethe, Salina, so Matthew Dean Bethe, Ft Worth, TX, daughter Mary Katrina Bethe KC KS, sisters, Peggy Ann Gottschalk, Salina & Donna Kay Murnen of Toledo, OH and former wife and devoted friend, Paula J Bethe and step-mother, Arvetta Bethe.  Buried in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Salina, KS

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Curtis Boaz

October 13th, 1949 - July 2nd, 2013

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Curtis A Boaz, 63, of Salina, died Tuesday July 2, 2012.  He was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Quonset Point, R.I.,.  For many years, he lived in California and was a truck driver.  After retiring, he returned to Salina.
 
He is survived by a son, Daniel Boaz of North Hollywood, CA, two grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Boaz, his parents Kenneth E and Betty Boaz of Salina, two brothers, Karl Boaz (Rebecca) and Mitchell Boaz (Jewels), both of Salina, six sisters, Elizebeth Polly of Olathe, Cathy Boaz & partner Aloha of Brentwood, Ca, Genie Boaz of Watsonville, Ca, Rose Davied of Shawnee, Marla DeCelles (Jeff) of Novato, Ca and Denise Boaz of San Francisco, Ca,  and his special friedn Rosalie (Smith) Hawk of Salina, five nieces and seven nephews.

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John Carroll


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Cheryl Richardson (Cheatham)

February 13th, 1949 - April 6th, 1995


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Cheri was married to William Robert Cheatham of OK City,  she passed away in Sacramento, CA - Citrus Heights.
Cheri graduated from Kansas State University, she was a past honored queen of Job's Daughters.

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Elizabeth Cockman

February 3rd, 1949 - June 4th, 2008


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Elizabeth passed away on  June 4, 2008.  She was survived by her father Willie J., two brothers John Cockman of Salina and Calvin Cockman of Raleigh, Mass,
Burial most likely in Beverly cemetery, but we could not confirm that.

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Ronald Davis


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Don Eilrich

June 19th, 1949 - November 11th, 1992


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Don is buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Ellsworth, KS  He served in the US Navy

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Kathleen Quested (Einboden)

January 20th, 1949 - November 8th, 1991


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Kathleen (Kathy) passed away on Novermber 8, 1991 in Detroit, MI.
Survivors: One son, Sid Young (Sid later died in May 2012), two daughters, Eva young and Patty Norwood, Salina.  Four brothers, Gilbert, Gordon, Gary and Gerald and one granddaughter Sara Norwood

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Grady Elder

January 23rd, 1949 - August 21st, 2007


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Grady Franklyn Elder, 58. died Aug. 21, 2007 at his home in La Cygne, Kan.
In 1971 Grady graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Art Education.  He played football and wrestled while earning his degree.  He taught art and coached wrestling at Prairie View HS from 1972 until he retired in 2003.  After his retirement, he remained busy as a real estate agent, licensed in KS and MO.  An avid bowhunter and fisherman, he enjoyed the outdoor sports and was a long time member of the KS Bowhunter's Assoc. & Whitetails Unlimited.
He is survived by his wife, Linda(Wicke) Elder of the home.  Two daughters, Erica Elder, Austin, TX and Frankie Howard, and his "best buddy" grandson Ashton Howard, LaCygne, KS, sisters, Faye Clements, Hutchinson, Carol Doran, Harlan, Iowa, Lynne Anderson, Smolan, Ks, brothers Bryan Elder, Yukon, OK and Lyle Elder, Independence, KS 6 nieces and 15 nephews.  Burial  Oaklawn Cemetery, LaCygne, KS. 

A Memorial Party will be held at the LaCygne Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Grady's name to "Kids In Need," a community fund, of which he was a founder.

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Fred Foster

December 10th, 1949 - October 1st, 1977


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Fred Foster 27, Topeka who grew up in Salina, died late Saturday October 1st after an accidental gunshot wound to the chest.  Fred was hunting with 2 friends just north of Delia, KS, when one of the companions attempted to place a 12-gauge shotgun in a gun rack behind the seat of a pickup and the gun discharged, the blast going through the truck cab wall and striking Fred who was standing outside the vehicle. 
Survivors: parents Mr & Mrs R.W Foster, Salina, wife Susan, Topeka,  a daughter Cassie Foster and a son Charles Foster, Marceline, Mo and 2 sisters,  Susan Holgerson, Colorado City, Co and Denise Lovett, Salina.  Burial Mt Hope cemetery, Topeka.

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Leslie Mastellar (Franch)

September 21st, 1948 - January 10th, 1991


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Leslie passed away in Salina on Jan 10, 1991.  She is buried in Milo Cemetery, Barnard, KS.  She was survived by her father Leslie H "Catfish" Mastellar, mother Morna M nee Stussy, sisters, Cindy Gosselin, Marietta Mastellar and Karen Watts, one daughter Raquel Franch, son Leslie Harvey Franch (died 10/31/2011 in Abilene)  predeceased by one brother Glen Mastellar.

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Gary Michael Glendening

May 5th, 1949 - December 1st, 2001


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Gary Michael (Mike) was a business and technical writer.  He graduated from Kansas University in 1971.  Survivors include his father Byrl Glendening of Salina, his mother Maxine Wallace of salina and a sister Terry Brightbill of Salina.  Burial in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

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From From his life long friends on August 16th, 2012
When we were asked to wear white shirts and black ties Gary Michael wore pasley. He was our hero and our good friend.
 

Ronald Hanzlicek


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From Mike Neustrom on July 4th, 2012
Ron Hanzlicek was a long-time client of services at OCCK, Inc.  While I was a director at OCCK, Ron worked for me in a couple of positions.  He was a long-time employee of Sparkle Car Wash and was always anxious to get to work every day........even his days off! 
  Ron was struck and killed one frosty morning crossing the street from his group home to the Dillons store on South Ohio by a fellow who hadn't bothered to scrape his windshield.  The sun prevented him seeing Ron.  So Ron paid a price for a lesson learned to ensure you scrape your windows before you drive anywhere.
 

Deborah Rodgers (Harvey)

June 7th, 1949 - May 3rd, 1984


Debbie was a very gifted girl.  She was an avid debater.  She could sew, draw and write.  She was always willing to help a friend and could coordinate outfits that would have looked good in Vogue.  Her mother Gloria told me that Debbie was in California when she passed away.  A beautiful girl .."gone too soon".

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Debbie passed away on May 3, 1984 in San Francisco, Ca.  she was survived by her mother Gloria Hagan (died 2/21/2008) and one brother Christopher Rodgers (died 8/23/2002).

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Mike Hawk

April 14th, 1949 - October 1st, 2002


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Michael W. Hawk, 53, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002. He was born
April 14, 1949, at Abilene.  Mike was owner/operator of hawk Vending Co and also owner of Maggie Mae's Tavern, Salina.  He was a member of the Grace Baptist Temple, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, American Legion Post 62, Moose Lodge, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors:  wife, Rosalie, two sons, Adrian and Tracy, two daughters, Lisa Jackson and Tiffany Sanchez, two stepdaughters, Amy Horst and Susan Eberwein and 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Verlyn W and Elaine M Hawk.  Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

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Sam Heath

April 25th, 1949 - April 16th, 1993


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Sam was born in Salina, KS and was a lifelong resident.  He worked at the Provision Co. and was a member of Christ Cathedral and Phi Delta Theta.
Survivors: his mother Rachel of Salina, two sisters, Alison Carter of Shawnee Mission, KS and Rae Hederstedt, Hutchinson, KS. and several nieces and nephews.
Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, KS

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Steven Holm

February 15th, 1949 - August 3rd, 2010


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Steven B. Holm, 61, of Salina, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Steven was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Salina to C.C. “Swede” Jr. and Evelyn Holm. 
Steve served in the Army in Okinawa & Korea, and then in the Kansas National Guard and Army Reserve for approx. 16 years, leavng the services as a Reserve Army major.  Steve spent most of his adult life working as a plumber and reopened Holm Plumbing in Salina in 2000, making him a third generation Holm Plumbing Co. owner.

Steve was preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley Dale, in 1970,  and his father C.C Holm Jr In 1996.
Survivors include his daughter Jennifer Roberts, grandchildren Nathan & Courtney, his mother Evelyn Holm and brother Randall, sister Brenda Garcia and friend June Kendall.

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Courtney Hopkins

April 13th, 1949 - March 4th, 2010


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Birth: Apr. 13, 1949, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2010
Kansas, USA

Courtney Charles "Corky" Hopkins, 61, of Salina, died Thursday, March 4, 2010.

Corky was a very easy-going person who loved God, his friends and Coca-Cola! He loved to laugh and joke and could always lighten your mood with his kind smile and a sympathetic ear. He attended Salina schools and was formerly employed at Morrison Building Center and Gibson's Discount.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rita.  He is survived by his father Charles "Chuck" Hopkins, and a brother Paul Hopkins, both of Tennessee.  Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

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Robert Hudson

February 23rd, 1949 - January 3rd, 1970


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Pfc Robert M Hudson died while on duty at the Fort Devers, Mass, hospital where he was a surgical technician.  Robert was born in Salina and lived there all of his life.  He was a student at kansas State Teachers College of Emporia before entering the Army.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Surviving are his mother and step-father Mr & Mrs Glenn Lorenson, Salina, 2 brothers, Charles F and Gary N, his father James of Griffen, Ga and grandparents Mr & Mrs Pew, salina and Mrs Florie Mask, Griffen, Ga and Mrs Niels Lorenson, Salina.  Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.

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Deborah Irwin

October 23rd, 1949 - August 20th, 1968


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Debbie age 19, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Irwin died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision near New Cambria on old US40.  Debbie had just completed her freshman year at Kansas State University.  She and her date Jerry France, were returning to Salina after attending the fair in Abilene.  A drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them hear-on. in addition to her parents she was survived by a sister Janice Irwin of the home and her grandparents JF  Irwin sr and Mrs Ruby Foss, Beloit.  Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina

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From Kay Williams/Kubitschek on August 20th, 2012
Debbie was one of my very best friends and my roommate at KSU our freshman year.  We met in the 2nd grade and were brownies together as well.  I remain close to her parents.  She will never be forgotten to me.
 

Paul Marfise

June 4th, 1949 - May 22nd, 1996


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Paul Eugene Marfise died May 22, 1996 in Salina, Ks.  He was born June 4, 1949 in Salina and lived most of his life in the area.  He served eight years in the military.  He worked in several machine shops and drove a truck for Salina Concrete Products and Hahn Truck Line, OK City.
Survivors: wife Karen of the home, two sons, Shawn & Tyson, both of the home, a daughter Amy marfise of Kansas City, Ks, his parents Paul and Adeline Marfise of Salina, a brother Michael of Hope, two sisters Carolyn Metzgar of Smolan and Debra Marfise of Staten Island NY, his grandmother, Florence Nelson of Minneapolis and two grandchildren.  Burial in Delphos Cemetery.

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Craig McFarlane

September 28th, 1949 - November 6th, 1974


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Lt. Craig Lee McFarlane, 25, US Navy jet pilot, Lemoore naval air station, Calif, was killed in a plane crash at Lemoore.  He was a 1971 graduate of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and received his wings in 1973.  He was born Sept 28, 1949 in El Dorado, KS.  Surviving are the widow, Nancy of Lemoore: his parents Mr & Mrs Richard McFarlane, Wichita, 2 sisters, Brenda and Cheryl, of his parents home, and his grandparents, Mr & Mrs Cecil Mayberry, West Plains, Mo.  Burial in the Hesston Cemetery, Hesston, KS

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From Jess Chalk on July 29th, 2012

My memory is sketchy about this but I'll tell you what I remember.  Craig and I were friends at SHS and talked about our aspirations for careers in military aviation.  Craig went to the Naval Academy out of high school and we did our best to stay in touch.  I saw him twice during our post-SHS years.  The first time was when we met under the north goalpost at Soldier Field in Chicago after the AF-Navy game in 1968 and we had a brief opportunity to catch up with each other.  In 1970, I was a guest of Craig's at the USNA for a weekend, attended a formal ball with him that Saturday night and had the opportunity to meet his future bride-to-be.  In '73 or '74 I was in Germany in the armed forces and was told that I had a message in the base communications center.  I don't know how she tracked me down, but Craig's wife had sent me a communication through military channels informing me of Craig's unfortunate death.  He died in an aircraft accident, a night instrument flight out of Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA, flying the A-4 Skyhawk.  I know no other details and there was no contact information for his widow.  Craig was a patriot, a fine person, and a good friend.  I will always remember him fondly as I do other fallen warriors who have tragically lost their lives in defense of this great nation of ours.

 

Kay Montgomery

January 24th, 1949 - January 31st, 2005


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Kay E Montgomery was born Kay Ellen Montgomery on Jan 24, 1949.  She was a homemaker.  she was preceded in death by her father, William Kenneth Montgomery and a brother Wayne Montgomery.
Survivors include: her mother, Pearl Elenor Montgomery, Salina, a brother Richard Montgomery, OK City, a sister Susan Bailey of Germany, and many nieces and nephews.  Inurnment in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, KS

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Darrell Montoy

October 8th, 1947 - January 31st, 1970


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Darrell Dane Montoy was born Oct 8, 1947 in Salina, KS.  He died jan 31, 1970 in an automobile accident near Ft Hood, Texas where he was Sp-4c with the US Army.  He had recently returned from a tour of duty in Viet Nam.

Funeral held at Our Lady of Guadaupe Catholic Church, Salina.  Survivors included: his parents, Mr & Mrs Ismael Montoy, brothers Ismael Jr and Vincent, five sisters, Bernadette Vargas, Sanjuana Montoy, Phyllis Montoy, Eloise Montoy, and Claudia Anaya, grandmother Celeste Vargas and grandfather Ralph Montoy.  Burial Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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Paulette Ball (Oliver)

August 14th, 1949 - April 18th, 2013

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Paulette Faye Oliver, 63 of Overland Park, Ks, passed away Thursday April 18, 2013, at the University of Kansas Medical Center after her long battle with cancer.  Paulette was diagnosed with chronic lymphoma leukemia in 2011 and was re-born in February 2013 after a bone marrow transplant.  She was first born on Aug, 14, 1949 in Salina and moved to the Kansas City area in 1970.

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Patricia Ransom

May 16th, 1949 - July 26th, 2011


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Patricia A. Ransom, 62, of Salina passed away, Tuesday at her home.  She was born May 16, 1949 in Chattanooga, TN to Ezra Robinson and Laura L. (Davis) McDuffie.  Patricia earned a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University in 1971.  She then went on to earn her master's degree from Nebraska University.  She worked as a school teacher and as a counselor for Social and Rehabilitative Services. 

Survived by cousins Greg & Darryl Tiller of Salina and Reginald & Belinda Tiller, Cynthia Dupree, Pete Davis Jr, Dewayne Davis, John Davis, Wanda Brooks and Shirley Davis all of Chattanooga, TN.

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Kenneth Rassette

May 31st, 1949 - January 6th, 1982


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Kenny was killed in an auto accident on W State St Rd.  He was living in Brookville at the time of his death.  He was survived by his wife, Denise, and son Ryan, his parents Mr & Mrs George Rassette, a brother Jerry of Salina and a sister Cindy Jackson, Euless, TX.  Burial Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

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L. Fred Redmond

February 5th, 1949 - January 19th, 2005


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L. Fred Redmond Jr, 55, Salina, died Wednesday January 19,2005.  He was a training supervisor for Exide Technologies and a sales clerk for Sears.  Survivors: wife Debra S, Salina, two sons, Michael of Salina and Christopher of Tucson, AZ, a daughter Ellen Redmond, Salina and his parents Leslie F and Lorene Redmond of Billings, Montana, two brothers, Steve of Billiggs and Larry of Rapid City, SD and five grandchildren.

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Rosemary Matheson (Rice)

February 5th, 1949 - March 2nd, 1983


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Rosemary Matheson Rice, 34, Aurora, Co, died Wednesday Mar 2, 1983 in Honolulu, HI.  Rosemary and her husband were on a delayed honey-moon on the island of Maui when she was stricken with a cerebral hemmorrage.  She never regained consciousness.  The couple had married in August.  Survivors: husband Jim, son Christopher Freeman,  her mother Marilyn Matheson, Salina and father Noble Matheson, Hays, three sisters, Sandy Plummer, Salina, Denise Matheson, Tulsa, OK and Lisa Matheson, Salina.  Burial in Littleton. CO.

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Davey Tucker

October 29th, 1949 - August 6th, 2013

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Davey L "Dave " Tucker, 63, of Salina, died Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 after a short battle with cancer.  He was born Oct. 29, 1949 in Salina, the son of Donald and Dolores (Davey) Tucker.  Dave was a rural mail carrier for 31 years.  He retired in 2010.
 
A loving husbanc, father, grandfather and friend, Dave graduated from Salina High School and Fort Hays State University.  He was an avid golfer, having two holes-in-one.
 
Survivors include his wife, Connie, daughter Terri (David) Novak, of Westfield, Ind, mother Dolores Tucker of Salina, two brothers, Doug (Marilyn) Tucker of Omaha, Ne and Damon (Collene) Tucker of Topeka, sister Danita (Dave) Demin, of Hutchinson and two beautiful granddaughters, Emily and Madison Novak.
 

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Dennis Wamser

October 13th, 1949 - May 17th, 1987

Dennis was born October 12, 1949 in Salina, KS and died May 5, 1987 in Salina, KS.
Dennis was a counselor at the Trehaus and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include:two daughters Kholett Wamser of Wakefield, KS and Jeannie Wamser of the home, his mother Khholene Severson, Salina.  His father and stepmother,  Mr & Mrs Lloyd H Wamser, Salina. brother George of Pertales, NM, sister Wallene Price, Salina sister Gayle Martin, Gypsum.
Dennis was an avid bowler.  He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, KS

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Dennis Weddle

October 23rd, 1949 - October 7th, 2005


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Dennis R Weddle, 55, Fort Collins, Co died Friday Oct 7, 2005.  Dennis was born in salina, KS on October 23, 1949.  He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam war.  He married Debbie Flager in 1975.  Survivors include a son Michael, a daughter Krystle and recent ex wife Debbie.  Inurnment will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, KS.

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