9651. Mads Christian Nielsen, “Danmark Kirkebøger, 1484-1941,” October 15, 1884, Sjørring, Thisted, Denmark,
File: MadsChristianNielsen_BirthRecord
9652. “Esther Christiana Nielsen Koyen,” Find-A-Grave,, 124411999.
9653. “Obituaries,” Esther Christiana Nielsen Koyen, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX, February 2, 2014,
KOYEN, Esther 

February 2, 1921 - January 30, 2014

Esther Christiana Nielsen was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, February 2, 1921, to Danish immigrants, Mads and Karen Nielsen. The family moved to and permanently settled in Fremont, NE, where Esther attended primary and secondary school. She met the love of her life, Rodney Koyen, and they were married in March of 1940.

The city girl moved to the country, became a farmer's wife and learned about crops and livestock. During her married life she also was involved in the railroad salvage business, owning apartments, dairy cows, and raising poultry in one of the country's first cage houses.

She was also immediately challenged as a young wife. She lost her mother soon after she was married, so this town-girl farmer's wife—with her own mother gone—took in her two youngest brothers and a sister, and cared for them until they were old enough to go out on their own.

Rod and Esther started their own family with the birth of their daughter in 1943. Karen was followed by Gary, then Cindy and finally Steve.

Esther was raised a Lutheran but joined Rod as a member of the First Baptist Church of Fremont where she taught Sunday School for over 20 years and served twice as President of the Esther Guild. She and Rod led the Sunday evening Baptist Youth Fellowship for many years.

She was particularly proud of the time she spent teaching Home Healthcare to Senior girls who often found careers in that field.

Esther loved people, loved to entertain, and made sure the Koyen farmhouse was open to the families, friends, and the friends of her children. She never knew who or how many might be there for lunch or dinner, but no one went away hungry or without having laughed.

For Nebraska farm people Rod and Esther could be pretty adventurous. They drove all over Mexico in 1970, saw Western Australia and New Zealand, and traveled much of the United States. They retired to Lake Havasu, AZ, where they found a host of new friends, played golf, and enjoyed the desert warmth and spectacular views of the lake and desert.

Rod and Esther were married for 59 years at the time Rod passed on in 1999, and she remained in Havasu for four years before moving to Austin, TX, to be near eldest daughter Karen and her husband, Paul. In Austin, as everywhere she went, she quickly formed friendships and set about enjoying life. She especially loved the symphony and opera.

She spent many of her days in Austin working to raise funds to support the children of the Settlement Home. Monday mornings found her working in the linens department—a very special part of her life.

She did not know boredom and remained curious and interested in sports, politics, music, reading, religion and learning to the end of her days. She never lost her zest for life and friendships. She loved good food and an occasional glass of wine, and was comfortable with her own company and she enjoyed playing bridge, especially when she played her cards well and won the money. At just shy of 93 she played good bridge up to the week before her death.

Esther is survived by her four children: Karen Koyen Leeke and Paul Leeke of Austin, TX, Gary Koyen of Boulder, CO, Cynthia Koyen McGee of Arroyo Grande, CA, and Stephen and Jeanne Koyen of Beaverton, OR. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Bethany United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to The Settlement Home for Children, The Austin Symphony, Bethany Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
9654. “Obituary,” Beulah Wallingford, Fremont Tribune, Fremont, NE, July 27, 2004.
The funeral for Beulah A. Wallingford, 79, of Fremont will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Fremont.

She died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Fremont Area Medical Center.

Beulah A. Nielsen was born Feb. 6, 1925, at Litchfield. She moved to Fremont as a child. She was a 1942 Fremont High School graduate. She previously was employed as a waitress at the former Green Room and Baders Cafe. She also worked at the former Bruner Drug Store & Gambles Warehouse, all in Fremont. She worked at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant at Mead. From 1961-93, she and her husband, Ted, owned and operated Ted's T.V. in Fremont.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fremont, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 854 Auxiliary in Fremont; Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary; former Girl Scout and Brownie Scout leader and former member of Izaak Walton League.

She married Theodore Wallingford on May 6, 1945, at Oakland.

Survivors include: her husband, "Ted"; two daughters, Gloria "Glo" (Mrs. Eugene) Sievers of Lake Forest, Calif. and Linda (Mrs. Charlie) Kauffman of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Donald (and wife, Yvonne) Nielsen of Lincoln; a sister, Esther Koyen of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, two sisters, a sister-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Fremont with the Rev. Leland Foreman officiating. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, all at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation continues one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.

Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials have been established to the church and American Kidney Foundation.
File: Beulah__Nielsen__Wallingford_Obituary
9655. “Marvin Charleton Nielsen,” Find-A-Grave,, 132059403.
9656. “Marjorie Elaine Betkie Nielsen,” Find-A-Grave,, 132059847.
9657. “Beulah A Nielsen Wallingford,” Find-A-Grave,, 135559291.
9658. “Donald R Nielsen,” Find-A-Grave,, 91417891.
9659. “Obituaries,” Donald R Nielsen, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, October 13, 2005, B-4.
Donald R. Nielsen 


Donald R. Nielsen, 78, Lincoln, died Wednesday (10/12/05). Born, Valley (7/14/27) to Mads and Karen (Christiansen) Nielsen. Member: Grace Lutheran Church of Lincoln; 40 years, Elks Lodge No. 80; Telephone Pioneers Association. Retired, Alltel, after 42 years.

Survivors: wife, Yvonne; daughters, sons-in-law, Sheryl and Terry Blakemore, Valrico, Fla., Katherine and Brad Keller, Tillamook, Ore.; grandchildren: Jarrod Blakemore, Justin Blakemore, both of Valrico, Fla., Jordan Keller, Tillamook, Ore.; great-granddaughter, Kerrigan Blakemore, Valrico, Fla.; sister, Esther Koyen, Austin, Texas; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents; brothers and sisters, Marvin, Beulah, Kay, Shirley and Paul.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church; donor's choice.
9660. “Paul H Nielsen,” Find-A-Grave,, 86741861.
9661. “Obituaries,” Marie Nielsen, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, October 4, 1960, 16.
NEILSON—Funeral of Mrs. Marie Nielson, 73, of Long Beach, Calif., who died Monday at the home of her son, Harold E. Sorenson, 3430 Anaheim, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Dannebrog Lutheran Church. Burial: Dannebrog. She was born in Denmark. Survivors; husband, Jacob (Jens) of Los Angeles; son, Harold; brother, Mads C. Nielsen of Fremont; sister, Mrs, Niels Nielsen of Kearney; 2 grandsons. Roper & Sons. 4300 O.
File: Marie__Nielsen___Sorenson__Neilson_Obituary
9662. “Marie M Sorensen,” Find-A-Grave,, 23142127.
9663. Marie Sorensen, “United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” September 30, 1911, St Paul, Howard County, NE,
File: MarieNielsenSorensen_PassportApplication
9664. “Marie Nielsen Services Held,” Marie Nielsen, Fremont Tribune, Fremont, NE, October 6, 1960, 3.
LINCOLN—Services were Thursday at Dannebrog for Mrs. Marie Nielsen, 73, of Long Beach, Calif., who died Monday at the home of her son, Harold E. Sorensen, here.

Among survivors is a brother, Mads C. Nielsen of Fremont.
File: Marie_Nielsen_Obituary
9665. “Jacob M Sorensen,” Find-A-Grave,, 21470515.
9666. “Mary Jane Patton Gourley,” Find-A-Grave,, 93550245.
9667. Unnamed Gurley, “Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912,” April 6, 1910, White House, Sumner County, TN,, Says he was never named so assume stillborn.
File: Unnamed_Gourley_birth_record
9668. Unnamed Gurley, “Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912,” April 6, 1910, White House, Sumner County, TN,
File: Unnamed_Gourley_birth_record
9669. “Herman Joseph Gourley,” Find-A-Grave,, 125741448, 125794247.
9670. “Death Notices,” Herman J Gourley, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, February 10, 1969, 28.
File: HermanJGourley_Obituary
9671. “Jessie Mae Gourley,” Find-A-Grave,, 125741411.
9672. Jessie Mae Oneal, “Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912,” June 16, 1910, White House, Sumner County, TN,
9673. “Obituaries,” Jessie Mae O’Neal Gourley, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, October 25, 2007, B1.
GOURLEY, Jessie Mae O'Neal-Age 97 of White House, TN, passed away October 23, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Herman Gourley; sons, Raymond & Jodie Gourley; grandchildren, Wayne & Katrina Gourley. She is survived by her daughter, Lillie Mae Reese; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be Thursday, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday, from 12 to 2 p.m.. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House, with Bro. Keith Howell officiating. Family & friends will serve as Pallbearers. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Middle Tennessee Chapter. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, White House, TN (615) 672-3936.
File: Jessie_Mae_O_Neal_Gourley_Obituary
9674. Herman Gourley and Jessie Mai Oneal, “Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002,” October 12, 1929, Sumner County, TN,
9675. “Lillie Mae Gourley Reese,” Find-A-Grave,, 190036380.
9676. “Maxine Shipman Treat,” Find-A-Grave,, 54471248.
9677. “Robert S Grove,” Find-A-Grave,, 118975817.
9678. “I Lee Grove,” Find-A-Grave,, 80161183.
9679. “William Stanley Grove,” Find-A-Grave,, 45076869.
9680. “Divorces Granted,” Independence Examiner, Independence, MO, November 8, 1973, 5.
Nancy Rae Grove from William Stanley Grove.
Charlene S. Rutter from Larry J. Rutter.
9681. “Obituaries,” Charlene S Grove, Arizona Republic, January 17, 1993, B-4.
Charlene S. Grove, 58, of Chandler, a homemaker, died Jan. 13, 1993. She was born in Topeka, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Bill; daughters, Monica Swanson, Cheryl Rutter, Dusti and Tobi; sons, Craig and Gary Rutter; stepdaughters, Jackie Young and Julie Atkins; stepson, Shannon. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Ave. Maryvale Mortuary/National Cremation and Burial.
9682. “Obituaries,” Craig Alan Rutter.
Craig Alan Rutter, 60, of Oak Grove, MO passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.  The son of Larry Rutter and Charlene Grove, he was born February 21, 1956 in Kansas City, MO.

Craig was married to the love of his life Kimberly Cannady on June 16, 1984 in Independence, MO.  He worked as a maintenance mechanic for several businesses throughout the Kansas City area.  Craig enjoyed boating, water skiing, attending car shows, his 1977 Cobra II Mustang, and 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.  His greatest enjoyment came from being around his family and friends; especially his 2 granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years Kimberly Rutter of Oak Grove, MO; daughter, Koree Morgan and husband Jesse of Blue Springs, MO; son, Chad Rutter of Blue Springs, MO; granddaughters, Kloee and Macee of Blue Springs, MO; father, Larry Rutter and step-mother Nancy of Chillicothe, MO; sisters, Monica Kroupa and husband Joe of Fontana, WI, Tobi McDonald and husband Jeff of Phoenix, AZ, Dusti Wendt and husband Josh of Phoenix, AZ; Julie Atkins and husband David of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jackie Edmisson of Chillicothe, MO; brother, Shannon Grove of Oxford, Florida; He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlene Grove; step-father, Bill Grove; brother, Gary Rutter; sister, Cheryl Rutter.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO.  Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2016 at the chapel.  Inurnment will immediately follow the service at the Blue Springs Cemetery.  On Saturday, August 20th, there will be a Celebration of Craig’s life at Lake Tapawingo Club House. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Relay For Life of Eastern Jackson County.  Memories of Craig and condolences to the family may be shared at
9683. “Obituaries,” Gary J Rutter, Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, October 25, 2002, 37.
Gary J Rutter, 48, of Mesa, AZ, known for his infectious smile & mischievious sense of humor passed away at his favorite place on earth, the Grand Canyon, on October 18, 2002. Born March 13, 1954, Gary grew up in Lake Tapawingo, Missouri. Gary had a wonderful sense of adventure which led him to travel extensively throughout his life. He loved music and nature. Gary was a chirptractic physician and owner of East Mesa Better Health Chiropractic. An avid athlete and sports fan, he could always be counted on to cheer the Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royas, & Kansas City Chiefs to victory. Go Chiefs!! Gary will always be remembered and honored as a kind soul who cherished his family and many, many friends. He is survived by his father Larry Rutter, stepmother Nancy, brother, Craig and 4 sisters, Cheryl, Monica, Tobi and Dusti, his stepson Derek Buescher who was a great source of pride and joy to him and his beloved partner and wife of 20 years, Jan M. Buescher. Sleep well my love, for now you are truly free. A private celebration of his life will be held at Canyon Lake, Arizona on Monday October 28, 2002 at 3:00 p.m.
9684. “Jerry Roger Grove,” Find-A-Grave,, 165326318.
9685. “Philip John Palmquist,” Find-A-Grave,, 171581623.
9686. “John Larson,” Find-A-Grave,, 160620953.
9687. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1891-1895, Sköllersta AI 29b, 1891 - 1896, Sköllersta, Orebro, Sweden, Säterböl, 358, 64.
File: 1891s Sweden Orebro Sköllersta Säterböl p358
9688. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1900-1904, Sköllersta AIIa 2, 1900 - 1904, Sköllersta, Orebro, Sweden, Säterböl, 421, 66.
File: 1900s Sweden Orebro Sköllersta p421
9689. “Maria Kajsa Rodstrom Larson,” Find-A-Grave,, 160621404.
9690. “Sweden Household Examination Books,” 1871-1875, Grava AI21, 1871 - 1875, Grava Parish, Värmlands County, Sweden, Scandinavia, Södra Wåhle, 540, 95.
File: 1871s Sweden Värmlands Grava Södra Wåhle p540
9691. “Esther E Larson,” Find-A-Grave,, 160620269.
9692. “Denmark Census,” 1901, Sorø, Alsted, Lynge, 775.
9693. “Obituary,” Herny Preston Vinson, The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA, May 10, 1992, 13.
Henry Preston Vinson

Canyon Country resident

Henry Preston Vinson, known to his friends as "Vince," died in Valencia Friday after a long illness. He was 74.

Vinson, born Sept. 18, 1918, is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Janet; one daughter, Amanda; and three granddaughters, Erica, Jennifer and Jessica.

Services for Vinson, who was a member of Masonic Temple #666F in Reseda, are to be held *Monday at noon at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

* The May 10 edition said the funeral would be on Monday while the May 12 edition said it would be on Tuesday.
9694. “California Death Index; 1940-1997,” California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section,,, Says he died in Los Angeles County.
9695. “Obituary,” Herny Preston Vinson, The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA, May 10, 1992, 13, Says he died in Valencia which is in Santa Clarita County.
Henry Preston Vinson

Canyon Country resident

Henry Preston Vinson, known to his friends as "Vince," died in Valencia Friday after a long illness. He was 74.

Vinson, born Sept. 18, 1918, is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Janet; one daughter, Amanda; and three granddaughters, Erica, Jennifer and Jessica.

Services for Vinson, who was a member of Masonic Temple #666F in Reseda, are to be held *Monday at noon at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

* The May 10 edition said the funeral would be on Monday while the May 12 edition said it would be on Tuesday.
9696. Lars Christiansen, “Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941,” November 14, 1843, Krummerup, Sorø, Danmark,
9697. Helen Ernestine Fingerlin, “Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914,” October 3, 1894, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island,
9698. “Helen F Fingerlin Pickard,” Find-A-Grave,, 125565412.
9699. “Frank Geofrey Pickard,” Find-A-Grave,, 125565384.
9700. Frank Godfrey Pickard, “Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950,” January 31, 1939, Providence, Providence County, RI,
File: FrankGodfreyPickard_DeathCert
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