Graveside services for George “Porge” Brownlow of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, Nebraska with
Pastor Paul Smith officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday,
February 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs, prior to the
George Brownlow, known to family and friends as “Porge” passed away on February 10, 2019 in
Chadron, Nebraska at the age of 83 years old. George Raymond Brownlow was born on March
7, 1935 to Ray and Ruth Brownlow in Rushville, Nebraska. He attended Cravin Creek School and
graduated from the eighth grade.
George had numerous jobs, one leading to Galveston, Texas for a painting contract. Vernon
Sager, his special life long friend said, “You are not going to like being far away from home.”
Needless to say he was right, because later came back to work for Vernon his life long friend
and began a lifelong ranching career.
Later George went to work for the Star Ranch, south of Gordon, Nebraska and from there he
went to work for the Shrewsbury ranch where he was employed for forty years, retiring in
After retiring, George moved to Hay Springs to his mom and dad’s house where he enjoyed
hunting, fishing, and was known to have a few beverages with family and friends, or whomever
decided to stop by and talk of old times. If he was teasing or pulling a joke or prank on
someone, he was happy.
George was married to Ardyth Rose, and to this union three children were born. Sons, Jimmy
Ray and Robert Neal Brownlow, and daughter Joanne Marcene Lintt. He then married Clarenda
Lee Broken Leg and to this union two sons were born, Neal Allen and Gayle Lee Brownlow.
George was then married to Sharon Campbell and added three children to the family, Tracy
Lynn Devena, stepdaughter, Lavonne Jean Connelly and Lisa Marie Long, daughters.
George never knew a stranger, and anyone was welcome in his home for a cold one. He
showed his love by teasing and joking, and he was a simple man to his family and friends and
truly loved people and good times. His wish was, “May everyone enjoy life and good times as I
George is survived by Jim (Ricki) Brownlow, Joanne (Lance) Lintt, Bob Brownlow, Gayle
Brownlow, Tracy (John) Devena, Lavonne (Vince) Connelly, Lisa (Mac) Long and numerous
grandchildren and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ruth Brownlow, Wife Sharon Brownlow,
son Neal Allen, and grandsons Ronald Levi Leach and Matthew James Koncaba.
A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Ambulance Fund. Donations may
be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.