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Dolores "Dee" Daly

January 24, 1935 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 86)

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Dolores Mae Kinsman Daly was born on January 23, 1935, in Ringgold, Nebraska, and entered God’s Kingdom on November 30, 2021, at Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, Nebraska.

Dolores, known to everyone as Dee, was the daughter of Allan and Beulah (Marvin) Kinsman. She spent much of her early school years with her grandparents, George and Viora Marvin, living in the back of their store in Gandy, Nebraska. She attended high school at McPherson County High School in Tryon, Nebraska and later at Arthur County High School, graduating in 1957.

On March 10, 1951, she married Lloyd (Swede) Daly and they began working for various ranches, beginning at the John Kramer Ranch working for Swede’s Aunt and Uncle Katie and Cliff Procise  in Arthur County. In 1953 they moved to Keystone, Nebraska to work for George McGinley and returned to Arthur County in 1954 where they were employed by Ruth Jensen. In 1959, Swede and Dolores moved over the hill to the Dancer Ranch.

In 1963. Swede and Dee and their five children moved briefly to Burwell, Nebraska. She never really liked living there and they moved back to Arthur later that year, living in town for a short period of time before moving to the Alice Peterson Ranch northwest of Arthur.

In 1965 Swede and Dolores bought the Arthur Café on main street in Arthur. This began a long career of cooking for the entire community. She was particularly well known for her pies and cinnamon rolls. In 1977, Dee opened the Country Inn just outside Arthur and continued her restaurant skills. She continued running the Country Inn until 1985. At various times she leased out the café and worked at TRW, Wendy’s and cooked for Haythorn’s.

Dee was active in American Legion Auxiliary, DOES, local quilting groups, and played bridge in clubs in Arthur and Ogallala. Dee and her partner Karol Cooney won the Ogallala Bridge Marathon’s at least ten times. She was a member of the Arthur Baptist Church and hosted a women’s bible study in her home twice a month.

Dee is survived by her five children: Jim & Vicki Daly, Soda Springs, ID; Bill & Belinda Daly, Arthur, NE; Rex & Rickisue Daly, Wewoka, Oklahoma; Kathy Daly & James Marshall, Arthur, NE; Charla Lambert, Columbus, NE.

Eleven Grandchildren: Trevor & Lindsey Daly, Denver, CO; Chris & Lilly Daly, Morro Bay, CA; Travis & Tracy Daly, Peoria, AZ; Kara Daniels, Glenwood Springs, C.                                                                                  , Elizabeth Daly, Oklahoma City, OK; Erin & James McDonald, Sand Springs, OK; Chase Lambert, Columbus, NE; Payne & Miranda Lambert, Williston, ND; Connor & Wes Luedtke, Columbus, NE; Nizhoni Hatch, Ft. Collins, CO; and Notah Hatch, Denver, CO.

19 Greatgrandchildren: Helen Daly, Stacy Daly, Karma McDonald, Robert Averett, Evan Daly, Aleera McDonald, Jamasen Daly, Athena Craft, Annabelle Daly, Quinnlin Daly, Clare Daly, Chuck Daly, Hudson Luedtke, Vivianne Aspinwall, Cooper Luedtke, Olix Lambert, Jorah Aspinwall, Madden Luedtke, Renli Lambert.

She is also survived by one Sister; Sheila Valentine, Arthur, brother-in-law, Bryon Daly, Stapleton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill & Vera Jividen, Stapleton, NE.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Swede Daly, grandson Seanan Daly, brother and sister-in-law, Bob & Phyllis Kinsman, and brother-in-law John Valentine.

Visitation will be held at the Arthur Baptist Church, Sunday, December 5th, 2021, from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at the Arthur Baptist Church at 1:00 pm with Pastor Blake Wilkes officiating. Internment will take place in the Miller Cemetery, Tryon, Nebraska.

Memorials may be sent to Arthur Rural Fire Protection District or American Legion Post 207 Auxiliary, or the donors’ choice.

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Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


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December 5, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Arthur Baptist Church
215 Elm Street
Arthur, NE 69121

Funeral Service
December 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Arthur Baptist Church
215 Elm Street
Arthur, NE 69121

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