BENKELMAN -- Lindsey Jean DeWester, 14, died Friday (Oct. 25, 2002) in rural Dundy County, north of Benkelman.
She was born Nov. 20, 1987, in Benkelman to Richard (Dick) and Julie DeWester. She was a member of the freshman class at Dundy County High School in Benkelman. She excelled in basketball, volleyball, softball, and the swim team, and was active in Future Business Leaders of America and FCCLA.
She was baptized on Feb. 8, 1989 and was confirmed as a member of the Benkelman United Methodist Church on June 11, 2000. She also attended services at Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her parents, Dick and Julie DeWester; brother, Cody DeWester; grandparents, Ron and Pat DeWester, Wilmer (Bill) Seybold, all of Benkelman and Dorothy Seybold of Greeley, Colo. Other survivors include numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Dundy County High School Gymnasium with the Rev. George Matthews and the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation will be today, until 4 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman. The casket will remain closed. A Rosary will be recited at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benkelman by the Rev. Bernard Lorenz today at 5:30 p.m. Memorials may be given in her name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.