Arla Jean Beers, 93, of Delmar and formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away May 18, 2023.
Following high school, Arla moved to Cedar Rapids and worked for Northwestern Bell as a switchboard operator for many years.
Obituary at https://dubuquetoday.com/obits/arla-j-beers/
Karen “Cookie” Ulrich, age 79, of Wayne, formerly of Wakefield, Nebraska, passed away May 19, 2023.
Cookie worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Norfolk and Sioux City for 18 years.
Obituary at http://waynedailynews.com/obituaries/karen-ann-cookie-ulrich/
Marie Lattimer, 89, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away March 6, 2023.
Marie worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and was on the chosen committee to call all the phone numbers and instruct residents on how to utilize the phone system; also chosen to be one of the operators when President Eisenhower was at his summer White House at the Game Lodge in Custer, SD. She then went into civil service, working at Ellsworth AFB as a telephone operator; and as a switchboard operator for the new base hospital in 1958.
Obituary at https://www.kirkfuneralhome.com/obituary/marie-lattimer
Doris Whiteley, age 88, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away May 24, 2023.
Doris worked for Northwestern Bell as an operator for 9 years and then the accounting department for 21 years retiring from Lucent Technologies. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Obituary at https://www.cutleroneill.com/obituaries/Doris-J-Lang-Whiteley?obId=28000032
Kenneth “Al” Hensley, 83, of Arroyo Grande, California, previously of Durango, Colorado, passed away May 13, 2023.
AL retired from the phone company in 1997.
Obituary at https://obituaries.durangoherald.com/us/obituaries/durangoherald/name/kenneth-hensley-obituary?id=52022422
Donna Wehrkamp, of Hartford, South Dakota, passed away May 20, 2023.
Donna had a 26 year career at the phone company.
Obituary at https://www.millerfh.com/obituary/donna-wehrkamp
Joy Dockter, 74, of Barnesville, Minnesota, passed away May 20, 2023.
Joy employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone. Although the company went through several name changes her employment lasted for more than 40 years.
Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/joy-dockter-obituary?id=52008447
Kimberly Fowler, age 65, of Phoenix, Arizona, and previously of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away March 23, 2023.
Kim worked for Northwestern Bell, aka (Qwest and Century Link Phone Co. as a service representative in Omaha. She later transferred to Century Link in Phoenix, AZ.
Obituary at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/chandler-az/kimberly-fowler-11226497
Christine Allen, 67, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away May 10, 2023.
Christy was employed with the phone company in Cheyenne from 1977 – 1994.
Obituary at https://www.wrcfuneral.com/obituaries/Christine-Allen-12/#!/Obituary
Kerry Smith, 73. of Evergreen Colorado, passed away January 26, 2023.
Kerry a long career in the telecommunications industry in Denver then the AT&T world headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He then worked in Denver with US West, Qwest and Century Link.
Obituary at https://www.evergreenmemorialpark.com/obituaries/kerry-smith