Leslye Marie Gray, age 65 of Des Moines, Iowa, previously of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023. (Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Greenwood Cemetery in York, NE.)
Leslye began working for Northwestern Bell in 1978 in North Platte, NE. and retired in Des Moines, IA for Century Link in 2018. She was very proud of her employment for what she referred to as Ma Bell and was a proud member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7102 where she served as a Union Steward for many years.
Obituary at https://www.metzmortuary.com/leslye-marie-gray.html
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/
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
Kenneth Melhus, 80, of Papillion, Nebraska, passed away May 17, 2023.
Ken worked for the phone company for more than 26 years before retiring as a Business Manager.
Obituary at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/papillion-ne/kenneth-melhus-11292877
Ramon Schuchman, 85, of Albany, Missouri, previously of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away May 2, 2023
Ramon was a plant manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company before his retirement. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Obituary at https://www.robersonpolleychapel.com/obituary/ramon-schuchman
Berdena Krapu, 88, of Lakewood, Colorado, previously Grand Forks, ND and Des Moines, IA, of passed away May 4, 2023.
Berdena worked for 23 years at Northwestern Bell in Grand Forks, ND and Des Moines, IA.
Obituary at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/wheat-ridge-co/berdena-krapu-11279217
Gloria Jean McCoun, age 85, of Wood River, Nebraska, passed away April 26, 2023.
Gloria worked for Northwestern Bell later U.S. West for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
Obituary at https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/27816544/gloria-j-mccoun/wood-river/nebraska/apfel-funeral-home
Henry “Hank” Zich, age 93, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away April 11, 2023.
Hank retired from U S West and was a member of the CenturyLink Retirees.
Obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/omaha/name/henry-zich-obituary?id=51645578
Kathleen Tuttle, age 86, of Omaha, Nebrasks, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2023.
Kathleen worked for many years at Northwestern Bell (later US West) in finance management, finally retiring after 46 years of service.
Obituary at https://heafeyheafey.com/kathleen-marie-kennedy-tuttle/