STRATTON -- Delores Lorraine Priddy, 86, died Saturday (May 19, 2007) at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton.
She was born Jan. 5, 1921, near Wilcox, to Clarence and Goldie (Seybold) Jessen, and moved with her family to a farm northwest of Trenton in 1926. She attended country school near her home in District 52, and graduated from Trenton High School in 1938 before attending Kearney State Teacher's College.
After returning to the area, she taught school for six years. She worked summers at the Air Force base near McCook before moving back to the Kearney area where she worked as a caseworker for the Buffalo County Welfare Department.
On Feb. 24, 1946, she married David W. Priddy at the Methodist Church in Trenton.
For a short time the couple lived in Salina, Kan., before moving to a farm northwest of Trenton in 1947. In 1948 they moved to Stratton where she lived until 2005 when she became a resident of El Dorado Manor.
She wrote for the Trenton Register and the McCook Gazette for several years, and worked at the Hitchcock County Hospital for 17 years. She later worked at Dundy County Hospital for two more years before retiring. She was a 53 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 281, and a 43 year member of the VFW. She was also a member of Community United Methodist Church in Stratton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Goldie Jessen; sisters Darlene Baker, Betty Richards; brothers-in-law, Alfred Priddy, Leo Priddy; and sister-in-law, Alberta Hoyt.
Survivors include her husband, David Priddy of Stratton; daughters, Kay Hill and husband Larry of Lakewood, Colo., and Kathy Mallicoat and husband, Chuck of Golden, Colo.; son, Kenny Priddy and wife, Florence of Stratton; brothers-in-law, Wayne Richards of McCook and Bill Baker of Ogden, Utah; sisters-in-law, Jewell Priddy of Lindsborg, Kan., and Joy Priddy of Emporia, Kan; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment will follow services at Rose Hill Cemetery near Stratton.
Visitation is today, 5-7 p.m., at the church in Stratton.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of arrangements.