Rose Marie Vance

Rose Marie Vance,  age 88,  of Des Moines, Iowa,  passed away of February 8th, 2017.
Rose Vance Obituary

Rose spent most of her working life at the Bell Telephone company, and retired in 1993.

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Lucile “Pat” Briggs

Lucile “Pat” Briggs,  age 94,  of Omaha, Nebraska and previously of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,  passed away February 22, 2017.

Pat was employed as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.

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Donald Dean Buxton

Donald Dean Buxton,  age 84,  of Bloomington, Minnesota, and formerly of Minnetonka, MN  and Naples, FL,  passed away February 17, 2017.
Donald Dean Buxton

Following his military service, Don began a career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company (US West, Qwest, and Comcast), which continued for 36 years, starting as pole climber/management trainee in Pierre, SD.  Don worked in a variety of senior leadership positions in Rapid City, Omaha, and Minneapolis, before retiring.  Don was also a Metro Life Member Pioneer.

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Giles Jantzer

Giles Jantzer,  age 85,  of Bismarck, North Dakota,  passed away January 4, 2017.

Giles was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone for thirty-seven years as a Lineman, Splicer and retired as an engineer while Northwestern Bell became US West.  Giles also managed the Bismarck Telco Federal Credit Union and continued to do so after retiring from Northwestern Bell.

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