Nellie Bell (Evans) Blaney

Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(October 6, 1900 - August 15, 1968)

The Lusk Herald
August 22, 1968

Nellie Blaney Dies In Douglas Thurs.

Mrs. Nellie Bell Blaney, 67, died last Thursday at the Converse County Memorial Hospital at Douglas. Funeral services were conducted from the Peet Mortuary in Lusk, Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Burial was in the Lusk cemetery.

The Rev. Richard Korns of Manville officiated. Mrs. A. F. DeCastro, rendered organ music and accompanied Mrs. Richard Korns and Mrs. Jack Hammond as they sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Beyond the Sunset."

Casket bearers were Bill Glandt, Bill Welch, Alvin Alexander, Chuck Vaughan, Dick Lee and Zeb Ward.

Nellie Bell Blaney was born to Milton and Molly Blaney October 6, 1900, at Sunshine Mesa, Colo. She married Samuel Harrison Blaney at Jireh Dec. 25, 1920. She lived in the Flattop, Jireh and Manville areas until eight years ago when ill health forced her to move to a nursing home in Douglas.

Her husband died previously.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mae Olive Hoyt of Douglas; three sons, William Milton of Norwalk, Calif; Clifford Charles, Lusk and Robert Lloyd of Lance Creek; five sisters, Mrs. Jesse Biers, Redlands, Calif.; Mrs. Etta Tewksbury, Battleground, Ore.; Mrs. Bertha Hester, Bayfield, Colo.; Mrs. Mae Roberts, Naturita, Colo.; and Mrs. Stells Williams, Norwood, Colo.; and 9 grandchildren.

Note: Although this obituary lists Nellie's parents as Milton and Molly Blaney, her husband's obituary says that he married Nellie Evans. Her obituary is duplicated above as written. However, her maiden name has been listed as Evans. This is documented in the 1910 Census, which lists 9 year old Nellie Bell Evans, born in Colorado and living in Trout Lake, San Miguel, Colorado with her father Milton A. Evans, 44, born in Iowa, and her mother Mollie Evans, 40, born in Indiana. Other siblings in the household included:
Elmer E Evans 18
Loren F Evans 11
Stella D Evans 7
Bertha P Evans 5
Mary E Evans 2 (11/12)

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