Sep 06, 2019 7:21 PM

Gordon S. Wood, 79

Posted Sep 06, 2019 7:21 PM

Gordon S. Wood, 79, of Bridgeport, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until 1:30 PM at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 9th. We will proceed to the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport for a 2 PM graveside service with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the Bridgeport Sons of the American Legion.

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Gordon was born in Bridgeport, Nebraska early on the morning of September 20, 1939. He attended Bridgeport Public Schools and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1957. He also graduated from Nebraska State Tech in 1960. He joined the United States Navy in March of 1960 and served honorably as an AMAP (metal smith) until his retirement on September 30, 1992.

Gordon was stationed in Rhode Island, Virginia, Florida, Tennesse, Texas, and Porto Rico. He was also in Vietnam, Australia, East Africa, the Philippines, Pakistan, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Hormuz.

Gordon resided in Bridgeport until June 21, 2019 when he moved to the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff.

Gordon is survived by two daughters Anna Marie Wood of California and Nancy (Mike) Becker of Nebraska, one grandson Luke Becker, a niece, two nephews, and three great-nephews.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Edna B. Wood, brother George S. Wood, sister Twila “Tootie” Johannsen, and infant son Walter S. Wood.

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Kimberly D. Wiedeman, 50

Kimberly D. Wiedeman, 50, of Scottsbluff, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Her memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2019, at Mitchell Berean Church with Pastor Giles Armstrong officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Bayard Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family.

Kim was born August 20, 1969, at Bridgeport, Nebraska to Floyd and Dolores (Langhoffer) Vincent. She graduated from Bayard High School in 1987 and then began the pursuit to obtain her dream of becoming a music and band director.

Kim married Scott Wiedeman on October 9, 1993 and had two sons, Bryce and Braydon.

Her first teaching position started at Hemingford Schools in 1995. The love and admiration of her students inspired her to achieve a master’s degree. She became the music director at Mitchell High School in 2005 where she taught for five years.

She was, by many, considered one of the best at what she did and held the position of “Chair of Band Affairs” for the state of Nebraska. Kim continued to give private music lessons and later worked as a home health care provider.

Kim loved being involved with everything her children did, especially their sporting events. She enjoyed crafts, painting, camping and time spent on the family boat. She was forever discovering artistic talents she never knew she had.

She was bright, loving and most of all giving. Kim will be missed by her family, friends and countless students.

Survivors include her husband, Scott Wiedeman; sons, Bryce Wiedeman and Braydon Wiedeman both of Gering; uncle, Norman (Sue) Langhoffer of Colorado; cousins, Shery Sue Carlson and Greg Langhoffer both of Colorado; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Marilyn Wiedeman of Mitchell.

Kim was preceded in death by her mother and father; and infant son, Joshua.