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Ray Stone

October 17, 1936 — November 24, 2023

 

Raymond Laverne Stone passed away Friday, November 24th, 2023, at Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home.

He was born October 17, 1936, in Custer County, Nebraska. As a young boy he lived with his family on a farm near Comstock, Nebraska.  Ray grew up hunting and fishing in Custer County where he had access to creeks and rivers.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his lifetime.  He graduated high school in Comstock and went on to Kearney State College.  Later he earned his Masters and Education Specialist degrees from Chadron State College.   Subsequently he taught school and coached at Thedford, Nebraska, then Mullen, Nebraska, and moved to Gordon, Nebraska in 1964.  He taught and coached and soon became the High School Principal where he stayed until he retired in the 1990’s.  All in all, he spent 40+ years in education.

On August 29, 1956, he married June B. Chrisp at a country church (Lillian Church of Christ, Broken Bow, Nebraska). They were married 64 years.

He enjoyed family, hunting, fishing, gardening vegetables, golfing, and camping in his retirement years.  He attended church services with his wife June Stone at the Church of God and enjoyed singing with the choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Alice Stone, his wife June B. Stone and grandson, Travis Brown.

Survivors include his two sons - Randy Stone (Gordon, NE) and Brian Stone (Gering, NE), and three daughters - Sheryl Brown (Lincoln, NE), Tammy Stone (Lincoln, NE) and Brenda Stone (Gering, NE), 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Services held at 10am, Monday, December 4, 2023, at Gordon Church of God.  He will be laid to rest with his wife at the Gordon Cemetery.  The family suggested memorials to the Gordon Church of God and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon NE 69343.

 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

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101 N Main St, Gordon, NE 69343

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Monday, December 4, 2023

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