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HOLDREGE - Caroline
Teresa High, 90, of Bertrand died
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand with the Rev. Joseph Javorsky officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Cemetery north of Bertrand.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sandstrom Funeral Home in Bertrand with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
She was born Dec. 4, 1913, in Omaha to Horace and Josie Womack.
On July 23, 1930, she married Earl High in Norton, Kan. He died in January 1985.
On Sept. 3, 1995, she married Carl Sierk in Sun Lakes, Ariz.
Survivors include her son, Lynn of Plano, Texas; daughters, Janyce Hock of Bertrand, Linda Daniel of Culpeper, Va., and Sylvia High Karlsson of Castle Rock, Colo.; brother, Harold Womack of Torrington, Wyo.; 30 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Additional survivors include daughter-in-law, Susan of Plano; sons-in-law, Joseph Daniel of Culpeper and Lynn McPheron of Castle Rock; sister-in-law, Louise Womack of Torrington; grandchildren, Mary Hock and husband David Dahlgren of Holdrege; Byron Hock and wife Becky, Scott High and wife Michele and Timothy Hock and wife Leann, all of Bertrand; Brenda Moosbrugger and husband William of Sunfish Lake, Minn.; Daniel High and wife Brenda and Joel High and wife Susan, all of Bertrand; Lana Hock and husband David Johnson of Phoenix; Christina Ronnberg of Mesa, Ariz.; Bethany Ronnberg of Santa Fe, N.M.; Jed Davies of San Francisco and Lindsey Westergren of Plano; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was baptized April 26, 1914, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha and confirmed April 10, 1927, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Fla. She graduated from Englewood High School in Denver in 1931.
She and Earl moved to Bertrand. She joined Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand in 1931.
While the children were young, she was involved in Junior Mission Band, Luther League and Sunday school, was a Camp Covenant Cedars counselor and took part in other activities.
She was involved in the churchwomen's organizations at Immanuel and served as president of the Augustana Lutheran Church Women and Lutheran Church Women of the Nebraska Synod in the early 1960s. In 1986, she was part of the National Lutheran Church Women Exchange in Monterey, Calif., visiting in a Chinese home. She was a member of the local Extension Club in Bertrand and the Garden Club. She served as 4-H leader for all of her daughters. She was a leader in the Bertrand Women's Club (GFWC) and president of the Tri-County Women's Club in the 1970s.
She learned Robert's Rules of Order (parliamentary procedure) and was a member of the National Parliamentarians' Organization.
She was an avid swimmer and became a water safety instructor at age 50 so Bertrand could begin Red Cross swimming lessons at the newly built swimming pool. Many residents learned to swim under her guidance. She later became involved with the Nebraska Women for Highway Safety and was appointed by Gov. Tiemann to the National Board. She was an Admiral in the Navy of the Great State of Nebraska. In later years, she and Earl spent winters in the newly developed retirement area of Sun Lakes. They were organizers and charter members of the Community Church (later UCC), Scandinavian Club, and Phelps County and Nebraska state organizations at Sun Lakes.
She was instrumental in organizing Christian Women's Club, Book Trippers, Writers Workshop and Community Library in Sun Lakes. She taught swimming there for 15 years. She served as a first grade tutor in the Chandler Public School for 13 years and tutored and volunteered at the Arizona Boys Ranch. She was a member of Kiwanis, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and International Gideon's.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Oliver; a son-in-law, Harlan Hock and brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Vera Womack.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bertrand Assisted Living, Mosaic (Bethphage) or ELCA World Hunger.
* LOIS BELL WOMACK nee GOODE, Mar. 8, 1904 - Mar. 22, 1997
MERKEL - Lois B. Womack, 93, of Crete, Neb., and formerly of Merkel, died Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Womack was born in Belden and was a homemaker. She was a member of Rebekkah Lodge. She was a Baptist and was the widow of Emmett S. Womack. Survivors include three sons, J. Emmett Womack of Redding, Calif., L.T. Womack of Lincoln, Neb., and Ralph E. Womack of Capitan, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Lupus Foundation of America, 1300 Piccard Dr., Suite 200, Rockville, Md. 20850. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Source: Roger Womack, MLWomack@aol.com
Womack, Lynn Harold,
Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Pearl Womack. Survived by loving wife, Marilyn (Grabow) Womack; daughters, Sarah (Robert) Jenkins, Jessica (Barry) Kinnersley, Jamie (Jesse) Richardson; brother, Dennis (Kay) Womack; grandchildren, Max, Troy, George, Lillian, Eva, Kaelie and Rylie.
VISITATION, Thursday, 5-8pm with family present 6-8pm at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel). FUNERAL SERVICE, Friday, 10am at the mortuary. Interment, Voss Mohr Cemetery with military honors. Memorials can be directed to the American Lung Association.
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