Oct. 25, 1920-July 5, 2004
BENKELMAN -- Waldo E. Baney, 83, died Monday (July 5, 2004) at his home in Benkelman.
He was born Oct. 25, 1920, to Reverda and Lois (Hardwick) Baney on the family's farm northwest of Benkelman. He attended country school near his home.
On July 30, 1950, he married Donna Leigh Zieke. The couple lived in Benkelman. In 1955, they moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he was employed with Garrett Air Research. The couple returned to Benkelman in 1979 after he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; sister, Arlene Spears; brothers, John Baney and Lawrence Baney; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Baumgartner.
Survivors include his daughters, Julie Baumgartner and husband, Tony and Shelley Pin and husband, Tony, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; sons, Richard Baney of Cheney, Kan., Kenneth Baney, Wesley Baney, Troy Baney and Kevin Baney, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Verle Behlke of Benkelman; brothers, Gerald Baney, Manley Baney and wife, Barbara, all of Benkelman and Marlin Baney of Greeley, Colo.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are Monday, 10 a.m., at Benkelman Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Fong officiating.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of the arrangements.