Beverly Mercer-Porter, 62 - December 04, 2012Beverly “Bev” Lynn Mercer-Porter, 62, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services will take place at the Victory Assembly of God, 2611 Lake Ave., in Gothenburg on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Borchardt officiating. Interment will be conducted at the Gaslin Cemetery at Brady.
A visitation will be at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 am. to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mercer-Porter was born June 18, 1950, at North Platte, daughter of LeRoy and Eunice (Bennett) Holliday.
She lived with her family at North Platte until she was 12, then lived in Toronto, Canada, for five years before moving to Cozad.
Mercer-Porter was employed as a secretary for several years. From 1980 to 1995, she resided in the Central City and Grand Island area where she earned her accounting degree. While in Grand Island, she worked at the Nebraska Veterans Home.
She moved to Arizona in 1995 to care for her parents, and while there, worked with juveniles at Vision Quest. She then moved to Gothenburg in 2004.
Mercer-Porter loved to go dancing and loved to be with her grandchildren and support them in all of their activities, according to family members. She also enjoyed attending church and traveling.
She was preceded in death by: her mother and dad, Robert and Eunice Poole; her father, LeRoy Holliday; grandmothers—Nora Holliday and Edna Bennett; an infant brother, Ronald Wayne.
Survivors include: her daughter, Shaun (James) Stevens of Gothenburg; three sons—Steve (Mellany) Mercer and Ryan (Nicole) Mercer, all of Gothenburg, and Duane Mercer of Cozad; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Deb) Holliday of McNeil, AZ; three sisters—Barbara (Dave) Dishman of North Plate, Judy Krajewski of Ogallala and Loretta Poole of Toronto; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Victory Assembly of God, 2611 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE 69138.