MOOREFIELD -- Jacob Ray Dameron, 84, died Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2002) at the Premier Estates in North Platte.
He was born May 29, 1918, at North Platte to Daniel Franklin and Martha Ellen (Hankins) Dameron. He served in the Navy during World War II. After getting out of the service he farmed and ranched near Moorefield.
On June 24, 1948, he married Alice Elizabeth Peter at North Platte. He started working for Union Pacific Railroad in 1956 and worked various jobs for the railroad for 17 years. He retired to the ranch south of Moorefield until his death.
He was a member of the Old Time Fiddlers of the Moorefield/Maxwell/Brady areas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence and Roy; and one sister, Millie.
Survivors include one son, Marvin Dameron and wife, Cynthia of Moorefield; two daughters, Bonnie and husband, Donnie Woodring of Moorefield and Barbara and husband, Rodney Reynolds of Maxwell; one sister, Edna Erwin of Ogden, Utah; one step-brother, Neil Cross of Orange, Calif.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10 a.m., at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Curtis with the Rev. Allen Hodges officiating. Burial will be in the Moorefield Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.