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Donald Euvaugh Ferebee - October 09, 2009


Donald Euvaugh Ferebee, 92, of Cody, Wyo. passed away Sept. 26, 2009, at the Powell Valley Care Center, within months of the love of his life, Velma.
Don was born July 11, 1917 at Nelson, Neb. to Ora Van and Ivy May (Clements) Ferebee.
At age 16, Don relocated with his family to Imperial, Neb.
On March 31, 1940, Don was united in marriage to Velma Leona Clark in Grant, Neb. After marriage, Don and Velma farmed in Champion, Neb. Two children were born to this union, Terry and Sharon.
In 1950 Don entered the auto mechanic profession in Imperial, Neb. In 1958, he moved his family to Cody, Wyo. where he was employed by several employers in the auto repair industry.
After retirement, Don volunteered his services for 15 years to various activities sponsored by the Cody Senior Center, such as Meals on Wheels, etc. Don also continued his auto mechanic work parttime until his physical endurance forced him to quit laborious work of “operating” on automobiles.
He enjoyed going to the Cody Nursing Home with his love, Velma, to play his guitar with the Travelers for many years. He was a very social man.
He lived in Cody until January 2008 when he joined Velma in the Powell Care Center.
Don was a loving spirit who graciously, with dignity and confidence, negotiated the hurdles of life. He lived in accordance with his belief that life is perfect as it is and that it is our challenge and responsibility to contend with whatever comes one’s way. He loved his Lord and his church.
Don leaves a legacy of wisdom, love, care of family, great work ethic and pride in self, family and professional endeavors. These great attributes will be felt down through the many generations of his family.
Don is survived by one son, Terrance (Lois) Ferebee, of Fort Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Sharon Utter of Powell, Wyo.; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Donnabeth Ferrell, of Imperial, Neb.; and one brother, Bud (Mary Lou) of Kearney, Neb.; many nieces and nephews and his many friends.
Don was preceded in death by his love of 69 years, Velma; his parents, Ora and Ivy Ferebee; one brother, Frank; and two sons-in-law.
Memorial services will be at the Cody Bible Church at 11 a.m., Oct. 12, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to his Christian family, Cody Bible Church.