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Marie Raymond

Marie Raymond, 89, of Hastings, formerly of Loup City, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. The Rev. Jean Heriot will officiate. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Raymond requested that her body be cremated. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Raymond was born on Oct. 15, 1919, at Weissert, the daughter of Charles W. and Mattie (Newton) Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Raymond in March 1991. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Judy & Jack Sandeen of Hastings, Cheryl and Peter Dix of Rockford, Mich., and Carol and Stan Eilers of Cedar Rapids, IA; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard and Jane Raymond of Windsor, CO, Bob and Karen Raymond of Jacksonville, FL and Roger Raymond of Dodge City, KS; and one sister, Stella Taylor of Salem, OR. She also leaves to cherish her memory 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Marie grew up in rural Custer County where she attended rural schools. She then attended Stapleton High School and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1937. She was united in marriage to Floyd Raymond on Aug. 26, 1940, at Aurora. The couple lived in Loup City where Mr. Raymond was a very successful insurance salesman for Bankers Life of Des Moines, for many years. Marie was first and foremost a wife and mother, but also sold Avon and Sarah Coventry Jewelry over the years. After Floyd’s death, Marie moved to a home at Sherman Lake. In Dec. 2004, she moved to Hastings to be near her daughter, Judy. She lived at the Regency Retirement Residence. Marie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Loup City and was active in the Presbyterian Woman and taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, of which she was a former President and Secretary. She had also served as a board member of the Sherman Lake Home Association, was active in Daffodil Day Sales for the American Cancer Society, and volunteered at Red Cross Bloodmobiles and at Loup City Public Schools. She had also served as a Cub Scout leader and longtime 4-H leader. Marie loved playing cards, especially bridge. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, crossword puzzles, traveling, feeding and watching birds and socializing with family and friends. She was also an avid Cornhusker football and volleyball fan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lorena Wells and Ruby Predmore; and five brothers, Emmet, Alfred, George, Laurence and Harvey Wallace. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City Public Schools Activities Booster Club or Hastings College Morrison Reeves Science Center.

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roger raymond Sep 18 2009 12:00 AM

To the Family of Marie Raymond: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our entire family has such wonderful memories of Marie during the days we visited our cabin at Sherman Reservor. Marie and Mary Ann, along with their other "dam" friends as they called themselves, enjoyed many games of cards together. May you all find comfort in the many memories you hold within your hearts. She was a very special lady. God Bless you All! The Nevrivys Ed, Mary Ann, Tom, Mike, Lori and our families.

Nevrivy Sep 16 2009 12:00 AM

We have known the Raymonds since the 1960's and own a cabin at Sherman. We will miss Marie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Louie and Gwen Stithem Sep 15 2009 12:00 AM

Aunt Marie was one of my favorite aunts. She was always so friendly and we enjoyed lots of visits when she and her friends would come over to Ord to the Elk's Club, or to shop. I remember Aunt Marie always going barefooted, and your dad, Uncle Floyd, always told me I reminded him of Marie - I am always barefooted, too. I miss her. I am so sorry she is gone.

Sharon Blaha Sep 15 2009 12:00 AM

Sending sympathy to my friend and classmate, Roger. I remember your Mom being a really nice lady and had a great smile and laugh. Hope you are well and I hope our paths cross again. LuAnn

LuAnn Unick Sep 15 2009 12:00 AM

I'll miss you grandma.

Scott Eilers Sep 15 2009 12:00 AM

Marie was such a wonderful woman. I still remember her being the recess teacher in elementary school. She was a great neighbor who even invited me to play with her grand-daughter when she was in town. My sympathies to Marie's family.

Karen Bjerke Sep 14 2009 12:00 AM

My sympathy to you, Dick, as well as all your siblings, on the death of your mom, Marie. I have such great memories of her over the years, especially in our very young years when our moms would gather for Tues. morning coffee. That time was pretty sacred and special to all of them. Marie was a strong and fun person as I recall, and always good to talk to, interested in everyone. Of course, you will miss her. Again you have my sympathy. Sincerely, Linda Jablonski Schmaderer

Linda Jablonski Schmaderer Sep 13 2009 12:00 AM

There is not enough time or space to list all the reasons Marie touched my life from the time I was 9 years old until now. What a great lady and so many great memories from sewing bees at the cabin to playing Michigan rummy with my dam friends and football games at Clarks. She always introduced me as her 4th daughter and I was so honored. John's Mom and Marie were like two peas in a pod. If you could find one, you could find the other. Cindy and John Janulewicz

Cindy and John Janulewicz Sep 13 2009 12:00 AM

Judy, don't know if you remember me but we were friends many years ago. I have often wondered what happened to you. So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, although not unexpected at this age it is still tough. My mom is 93 and doing fairly well. My thoughts are with you. Francie

Francie Rasmussen Ostermeier Sep 10 2009 12:00 AM