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Katharine A. Oxford - May 06, 2010


Katharine A. Oxford, age 90, of Broken Bow died Monday April 19, 2010 at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
Katharine Alphretta (Gibson) Oxford was born on July 6, 1919 in Bartlett, Iowa to Asa Raphael and Grace Alphretta (Barnhart) Gibson.
Katharine and her family lived on the Binezer Ranch where she attended school at Fleming Valley School 1st through 8th grade. She attended school at Senate School at Ash Creek. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1938.
On Aug, 3, 1938 she and Clarence Oxford were headed to the Custer County Fair instead, went to Taylor, Neb. and eloped. To this union four children were born: Gene Herbert, Orville Jerome “Jerry”, Sheridan Ione and David Raphael.
They made their home in the Custer County area before retiring to Broken Bow in 1979.
Katharine worked at B-D, Joe’s Grocery, was a CNA at Callaway Nursing Home, the Weed District and the William Penn Motel.
Katharine enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting, her grandchildren, playing the piano and jigsaw puzzles. She loved spending time with her sisters quilting.
Katharine is survived by her sons, Gene, and wife, LaVonne Oxford, of Broken Bow, Jerry Oxford of Oconto and David and wife, Linda Oxford, of Enders; her daughter, Sheri Griffith of Broken Bow; 12 grandchildren including David Jr. and Trish and Chad and Tara, all of Enders; 18 great grandchildren including Trevor, Tyler, Destry and Samantha, all of Enders; and four great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, JD Gibson of Broken Bow, sister-in-law, Charlotte Esch of Broken Bow; and brother-in-law, Orville (Harriett) Oxford of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents; a brother, Bud; four sisters, Lera Taylor, Elizabeth Drake, Ethel Lewis and Blanche Ferguson; one grandson, Richard Oxford; and one great grandson, Zachary Heusman.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with Reverend Lila Picton officiating.
Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Bros. Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials will be decided at a later date.