Posted 11 months ago
By Ashley Hinker
She was born October 18, 1920 at Alliance, Nebraska to John and Mary (Strack) Garrett. She grew up in Alliance and worked for JC-Penney.
On November 29, 1935 she was united in marriage to Bernard Nye.
She leaves a legacy of love to her many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family members. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Atkins of Aurora, NE and Jean Langston of Columbia, MS, her grandchildren, Sharon Atkins, Aurora, NE, Norma Glenn, OR, Bud Langston of Ruston, LA, Delina Farrell of Alliance, Tim Prelle, Kenesaw, NE, Julie Prelle of Hot Springs, SD, Jeanie Norton, Ainsworth, NE, Patricia and Mary Atkins of Lincoln, NE. She is also survived by 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Her family will all remember her with fond memories of love, honesty, understanding, compassion, humor and tolerance.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her children, Laverne Bud, Betty Mann and Billy Dean Nye, grandchildren, Vicki Atkins and Connie Langston, 1 brother and 3 sisters.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery with Reverend Marvin Bauer officiating. The family is hosting a luncheon at the United Methodist Church at 11:30.
Memorials may be given to the Gideon’s.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com