Dickie Newbrey, 69 - February 18, 2009
Dickie “Bub” C. Newbrey, 69, of Eustis died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held on 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at the Banner United Methodist Church southwest of Gothenburg with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating.
Burial will take place in the Peckham Cemetery southwest of Gothenburg.
Newbrey was born on Sept. 8, 1939, to Grover and Lucille V. (Allen) Newbrey at Cozad. He grew up in Cozad attending Cozad Public Schools.
He worked various jobs as a ranch hand but most of his working days he spent working at hay mills and driving truck.
On Aug. 9, 1958, Newbrey married Arleen DeLosh at Cozad. To this union four sons were born: Alan, Jerry, Brian and Jesse. Newbrey and his family moved to Oklahoma City to be closer to his brother Ted. After about four years they moved back to Cozad.
Newbrey enjoyed music, his family said, playing in country music bands for about 12 years; six of those years he was able to play with his brother. He played the rhythm and bass guitar, drums and sang.
He loved to visit his brother in Arkansas and go trout fishing. He always enjoyed spending time with his boys, according to the family. They enjoyed hunting birds and deer. Newbrey always enjoyed camping and fishing as a family.
?He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Alan, brother Ted, great-granddaughter Marisa, brother-in-law John DeLosh and his mother and father-in-law.
?Newbrey is survived by: his wife of 50 years Arleen of Eustis; three sons—Jerry (Clara) Newbrey of Wheatland, WY; Brian Newbrey of Eustis; Jesse L. Newbrey and special friend Connie Jenner of Gothenburg; brother Steven Newbrey of Melburn, AR; two sisters—Anna (Archie) Chaves of Cozad; Lyla (Robert) Sabin of Del City, OK; two sisters-in-law—June (Jim) Sabin of Gothenburg; Lois (Dennis) Beran of Grand Island; brother-in-law Richard (Kay) DeLosh of Grand Island; eight grandchildren—John, Dan, Shiloah, Chris, Sarah, Shawn, Casey and Adam and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blasestrauser.com