BENKELMAN -- C. Max Guernsey, 88, died Thursday (Sept. 8, 2005) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
He was born Sept. 13, 1916, to Clarence and Mabel (Taylor) Guernsey in Holyoke, Colo.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and served as a tech sergeant in India and Pakistan. He received an honorable discharge on Sept. 1, 1945.
He married Everna "Tude" Chartier on June 13, 1946. The couple made their home in Dundy County.
He spent his youth working on ranches, which he parlayed into a career.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mabel Guernsey, and four sisters, Audrey, Daisy, Evelyn and Wilma.
Survivors include his wife, Tude Gurensey of Benkelman; daughter, Cheryl Bentley and husband, Dick of Benkelman; son, Dick Guernsey and wife, Connie of Parks; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Services were today at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment with military honors followed services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Memorials are being accepted in his name are the Dundy County Home-Owned Carnival or the Dundy County Hospital.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.