Goldie Lucille Lighthill Pound, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014, at the Sutherland
Care Center. Goldie was born September 21, 1915, to Herman and Millie (Mizner) Lighthill at
their farm home near Hazard, Nebraska.
She was the oldest of seven children. She loved riding horses and helping her dad as a young
girl. Goldie attended rural schools, received her GED and attended business school in Lincoln,
As a young girl, Goldie went to live and work for Nona and Don Hanna at Brownlee, Nebraska.
Nona became like a second mother to her. It was there that she met Paul Pound and they were
united in marriage on December 24, 1942, shortly before Paul entered the army. Their oldest
daughter, Wynona Lee, was born at Ft. Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming. After leaving the service,
they lived on a ranch southeast of Valentine, Nebraska, where their second daughter, Shari
May, was born.
In 1950, they moved and ranched at Brownlee, Nebraska. In 1955, the family moved to
Thedford, Nebraska and they lived there until Paul’s death in 1985. Goldie loved reading and
enjoyed working at the Thedford Library. She also worked at the Thedford Drive-In and made
pies for the Thedford Sale Barn cafe. She was a good cook and enjoyed sharing her
homemade bread and other food with her family and friends. In 1986, Goldie moved to
Valentine where she enjoyed helping and caring for others in need.
Goldie was a 50-year member of the Thedford United Church of Christ, the Order of the Eastern
Stars and the Thedford American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Wynona (Duane) Bolton of Brownlee, NE and Shari (John)
Jensen of Arthur, NE; a sister-in-law Esther Lighthill of Kansas City, MO; 6 grandchildren and 6
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, Hazel Grifﬁth and Zona Dee
Nelson, four brothers, Boyd, Darrell, Burl and Dean.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Thedford United Church of
Christ. Memorials are directed to the Gideons International, Hillcrest Cemetery, Order of the
Eastern Stars Chapter 261, United Church of Christ or the donor’s choice. Visitation will be from
10 am until service time at the church in Thedford.
Mullen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 308-546-2260