Ainsworth Star Journal

Lyle Dennis Cate II was born on May 22, 1972 in Valentine, NE to Lyle and Suzette Bisch Cate. He passed away on May 10, 2015 at his home in Valentine. Lyle attended school in Valentine and later graduated from Valentine High School in 1991. After high school he enlisted in the National Guard and later attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, graduating college in 1995. While in Kearney, Lyle met and later married his wife, Michelle Seachord. They were married on June 21, 1997 in Fairbury, NE. To this union two children were born. Lyle D Cate III on June 10, 1999 and Logan Cate on April 2, 2002. Lyle was actively involved with Jr. Storm Hockey with his sons while in Kearney. The family lived and worked in Kearney, NE until the fall of 2010, when the family moved back to Lyle’s home town of Valentine. While in Valentine Lyle worked for Beel Construction. Lyle was a member of the American Legion. He was an avid golfer but his greatest joy was being back in his home town and following his boy’s activities. He is preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife, Michelle of Valentine; two sons, Lyle D. III and Logan, both of home; uncle and aunt, Don and Donna Bristow of Todd County, SD; and aunt, Belva Lewis of Childress, TX. Also surviving are numerous cousins including Margaret Stoeger and Monica Bristow both of Valentine. Memorial Service for Lyle Cate II was held on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Inurnment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was entrusted with service arrangements.

Caroline Eugenia Knudsen, daughter of Eugene and Bessie (Triplett) Knudsen was born December 14, 1933 in Gordon, NE. Her childhood days were spent at the family ranch south of Merriman also known as the Balfe Post Office. She attended elementary school at the Metzger and Happy Valley Schools. She graduated from Gordon High School in 1951. Caroline married Donald Parkhurst on May 9, 1952. To this union three children were born, Donetta in 1953, Danita in 1955 and Robert in 1957. Don and Caroline lived in the Gordon area until 1958 when they moved to the Boreman ranch near Valentine. Caroline was a loving wife and mother. She loved hosting family get togethers, her flower gardens and dancing the night away with Don. She never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Reta Conner and Colleen Parkhurst; brother, Calvin Knudsen and infant twin great granddaughters. She is survived by her husband, Don; children, Donetta (Leland) Monroe of Tok, AK; Danita (Duane) Kime of Valentine; Rob (Janet) Parkhurst of Cody; grandchildren, Scott (Natalie) Monroe, Carri (John) Hallock, Tracy Carpenter, Jon (Rachel) Kime, Nicole (Paul) Hotz, Zane (fiancé-Anna) Parkhurst and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Darrell (Carol) Parkhurst and sister-in-law, Deloris (Bob) Hutton and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 15 at the United Methodist Church in Valentine. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine was entrusted with service arrangements.

Bonnie Mignon Macfee of Loveland, CO went to her Fathers arms on April 18, 2015 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 17, 1944 in Ainsworth, NE to Hubert and Nattellia (Johnson) Haskell. Bonnie moved to Greeley, CO in 1965 with her daughter. She worked as a bank teller and later married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Macfee in January 1968. They settled in Loveland with their four children. Bonnie was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting, reading, gardening and caring for her family. She later co-owned and operated Bon-Shere Ceramic Studio and became an accomplished and talented artist. She and Bob enjoyed extensive travel in their retirement years along with family and a wide circle of lifetime friends. Bonnie was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter and a wonderful friend to many. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Douglas Haskell, David Haskell; sisters Lexa Ann Haskell and Penny Haskell. Bonnie is survived by: husband, Bob of 47 years; son, Randy; daughters, Candy (Buck) Bucy, Julie (Shane) Wilson and Jill (Mike) Clements; grandchildren, Joshua, Hayley, Michelle, Jennifer, Tyler, Chelsie (Zach) Rand, Lindsie, Mikaela and Madison; sisters, Jinx (Merl) Hedrick, Toni (Rod) Petrie and Teresa (Mick) Jefferis; brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. A memorial service and reception were held on May 4, 2015 at the First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Avenue in Loveland, CO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made %Bonnie Macfee to Gentiva Hospice, 1615 Foxtrail Dr. Bldg. 4A, Suite #230, Loveland, CO 80538 or McKee Medical Center Foundation, 1805 E. 18th Street, Suite 9, Loveland, CO 80538.

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