CULBERTSON -- Donald LaVerne Jumps of Culbertson died Saturday (Dec. 16, 2006), at his home. He was 70 years old.
He was born on March 23, 1936, in Hayes County, to Benjamin Harrison and Freda (Behrendsen) Jumps. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1954.
On Sept. 13, 1958, he married Mary C. Stromp. To this union two daughters were born. They made their home in Culbertson where he worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service as a field technician. He retired in 1994.
His most enjoyment came from spending time with his children and grandchildren and following their activities. He enjoyed auctioneering and spending time on the farm. He loved all sports, especially watching Bison football. He spent many hours visiting with friends at the K-Store in Culbertson.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Arlene Chambers; and two brothers,, James "Jack" and Robert Jumps.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Culbertson; daughters, Katherine Jo and husband, Steve Hanchera of Swisher, Iowa and Kristyl Ann and husband, Scott Hanchera of Danbury; three brothers, Glenn Jumps and wife, Noreen of McCook, Darwin Jumps and companion, Mary of McCook and Benjamin "Ben" and wife, Cheryl of Bailey, Colo.; sister, Betty Felker of McCook; sisters-in-law, Janeice Jumps of Culbertson and Jean Bittner of Albion; and four grandchildren, Marissa and Andrea Hanchera and Lindsay and husband, Lee McConville and Alex Hanchera; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Kearney Cancer Center.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may go online at to extend condolences.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson with Pastor Bradley Rick officiating. Burial will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.