Dec 10, 2019 3:18 PM

Gladys Arrants (1929 - 2019)

Posted Dec 10, 2019 3:18 PM

Gladys C. Arrants, 90, died Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Box Butte General Hospital.


She was born November 3, 1929 in Alliance, Nebraska to Dewey and Marie (Zuerlein) Johnson.


She married Bob Arrants on May 31, 1956.


Gladys worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years before later working for Dr. Bowen in his optometry practice for 25 years. Bob and Gladys owned and operated Arrants Electric and Arrants Electric Motor Service for many years.


Gladys was a member of the United Methodist Church where she served on many boards and was a lay reader. She also was a member of the United Methodist Women, serving as treasurer and president. She and Bob served as representatives to annual conference in Lincoln for 5 years.


Gladys served for many years on the board of directors of the Nebraska Boys Ranch where she served as treasurer and secretary. She also volunteered with Prairie Haven Hospice, Box Butte General Hospital and RSVP. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.


She is survived by her children, Rick (Pam) Arrants of Alliance and Carol Ann (Richard) Blanco of Denton Texas; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Johnson of Boston, MA, Bessie Hubbard of Bayard and Ethel Arrants of Kearney. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her great grandson, 1 brother and 3 sisters.


Memorial services will be held Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church. Pastor Gideon Achi and Jeanie Sedivy will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present to greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church or Regional West Hospice.


Online condolences may be left at Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Aleida Alejandra Ortiz Reyes (1990 - 2019)

Aleida Alejandra Ortiz Reyes “Alex Gonzalez,”, 29, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO.


Alex was born on April 9, 1990 in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. She came with her family to the U.S. in her infancy. Alex lived in Raymondville, TX before moving to Alliance 12 years ago.


In 2004 she was united in marriage to Marco Antonio Gonzalez. 


Alex is survived by her husband, Marco, her children, Noemi Gonzalez, Marco Antonio Gonzalez Ortiz, Jr., Noe Alejandro Gonzalez Ortiz and Samuel Alexzander Gonzalez Ortiz all of Alliance, her mother, Iliana Reyes Soriano of Alliance, her father, Alejandro Ortiz Ortiz of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, her siblings, Erika Cecilia Ortiz Reyes of Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, Oziel Ivan Ortiz Reyes, Eduardo Guerrero, Jr., Rubi Esmeralda Guerrero and Juan Pablo Guerrero all of Alliance.


Funeral services will be Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jim Settles officiating. 


Memorials to the family can be sent in care of Cecilia Ortiz Flye, H15 Trailerville, Alliance, NE 69301.