Sep 30, 2019 3:23 PM

Daniel Anson McMurtrey (1936 - 2019)

Posted Sep 30, 2019 3:23 PM

Daniel Anson McMurtrey departed this world on September 27th, 2019 at 82 years of age. He was born to Paul and Edith (Parkhurst) McMurtrey in St. Charles, Mo on November 17th, 1936.

Daniel loved horses from a very young age. He would run to the neighbor’s house to watch the horse Native Dancer on TV anytime he would race. He went to visit family in Whitman, Nebraska right after high school and immediately fell in love with the place. He worked on a ranch for a while before landing a job with the Diamond E Cattle Company. He began racing horses and won his first race in Scottsbluff. After that he was hooked. He raced some of his own horses and trained others over the years. He was always happiest around the horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Eva Clements, 3 nephews, James P. Russell, Mark J Russell, Jay P Clements, 3 brothers-in-law, Donald C Matlock, John Clements and William (Bud) Russell, 4 great-nephews and one great-niece.

He is survived by sister, Virginia (William) Russell, sister, Marie (Don) Matlock, brother, Robert (Lola Mae) McMurtrey and sister, Edith Davis. He is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and 17 great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel in Alliance with Reverend Gary Belk officiating. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be in Missouri at a later date.

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Samantha Kathrine Gonzalez (1969-2019)

Samantha Kathrine Gonzalez, age 50 passed away on Wednesday September 25th, 2019 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Samantha was born May 24th, 1969 in Alliance, NE to Edward J. and Cecilia (Castro) Gonzalez. She is survived by her two sons, Zachariah Boslau of Ft. Meyers, Florida and John Nunez of Lakewood, CO. She is also survived by her mother, Cecilia (Castro) Gonzalez of Alliance, NE, her brother and sisters, Arlene and Jim Smith of Littleton, CO, Adrian Gonzalez of Alliance, NE and Celeste Hull of Alliance, NE, her signifcant other, Steve Vogel of Alliance, NE and nieces and nephews Alexis Lauterbach of Denver, CO, Drew Lauterbach of Alliance, NE, Dylan Smith of Littleton, CO, Sierra Gonzalez of Thornton, CO Anthony Gonzalez of Alliance, NE and her great niece and nephew, Celina Borrego and Zekieus Sanchez.

Samantha was a 1987 graduate of Alliance High School, she worked for two medical facilities specializing in child development and genetic health while she lived in Denver. Samantha relocated back to Alliance to help take care of her parents. Samantha worked for the Senior Services Center of Alliance, Neb where she enjoyed sharing her passion and love for the Senior Citizens. She loved music, dancing, singing, sports and crafting; she had many more passions. Samantha loved living in the country as she loved the animals and the freedom and that became her sanctuary.

Samantha was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. A Rosary will take place on Thursday October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The funeral services will be on Friday October 4 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Tim Stoner officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Samantha was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. Gonzalez and her brother, Rick "Gonzo" Gonzalez. 

Memorial Donations can be sent to Arlene Gonzalez Smith – 9251 W Rice Ave Littleton, Co 80123