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Obituaries

Bruce E. Lacy

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2021

Bruce Lacy, 68, of Salina, Kan., passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to George and Lillian Lacy. He joined the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam War. Shortly after his discharge he met his wife, Ethel “Mickie” Lacy, in Fairfield, Calif. They were married within three months of their first meeting. They would have been married for 44 years on April 1, 2022. Toge...

Phyllis Fern Launder

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2021

Phyllis Fern Launder, 92, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. Phyllis was born in Salina, Kansas on August 3, 1929, a daughter of the late Lola (Carlson) and James C. Mortimer. Survivors include her husband, Paul Launder; son, Bill VanMeter (Shelly) of Wichita, Kansas; sisters, Peggy Jo Roark, Mary Ellen Carrier (Don); three Granddaughters: Michelle Devore (Cory) of...

James Marcelle Britt

KSAL StaffDecember 27, 2021

James Marcelle Britt, 49, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  He was born September 6, 1972, in Manhattan, Kansas.   James worked for Great Plains Manufacturing as a Machine Operator.   He was preceded in death by his mother Pamela (Quick) Murphy; stepfather Dale Murphy; nephew Austin Quick.   Survivors include his significant other Barbara G...

Harvey L. Newman Sr.

KSAL StaffDecember 23, 2021

Harvey L. Newman Sr, of Salina, KS, passed away on December 19, 2021.   Harvey was born on October 31, 1930, in Terrell Texas to Dennis and Annie Mae Newman.   Harvey is survived by his wife, Ruby Nell Newman. They were married on July 16, 1959 and married for 61 years.   Preceding him in death is son Vertdell Freeney (Gloria), and 9 Siblings: Ernest Newman, Fredri...

Eufemia “Helen” Bribiesca Martinez

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

Eufemia “Helen” Bribiesca Martinez, 92, formerly of Wichita, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  She was born March 20, 1929, in Holcomb, Kansas.   Helen worked for USD 305, at North Junior High School as a Custodian.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Emiliano, and Maria (Concha) Bribiesca, husband: Jose Martinez, son; Ernie Martinez, daughter; Patricia Es...

Paul William DeGraw

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

Paul William DeGraw, 50, of Salina, Kan., passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born in Salina on August 3, 1971, son of Chris and Kathy (Thayer) DeGraw. Paul had a big heart and would do anything for anyone. He could make a friend in five minutes, would offer up his last five dollars, and would take someone in if they needed a place to stay. Paul will be missed by many. He is prec...

Raymond Alan Boyer

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

Raymond Alan Boyer, 65, of Salina, Kan., passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was born on March 27, 1956, in Salina to Dean and Louise (Ditto) Boyer. Raymond graduated from Salina South High School in 1974 and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan. He was a strong supporter of his children’s school and sport activities and worked as a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad for ov...

Jesse S. Velasquez

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

SALINA - Jesse S. Velasquez, 77, passed away Monday December 13, 2021. He was born to Benito and Maria Velasquez in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Jesse joined the US Marine Corps and proudly served in Vietnam. He enjoyed working on cars especially Ford Mustangs and loved the time spent with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Dora Velasquez; sons, Scot Velasquez, Michael Velasquez, and ...

Gary Lloyd Crippen

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

Gary Lloyd Crippen was born on October 13, 1952 to Lloyd and Catherine (Willcox) Crippen in Eldora, Iowa. Gary attended schools in Eldora, Desoto, and Winterset, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, Serving from 1971 to 1974 and then again from 1980 to 1998. He was a mechanic and tank turret repairman. After retiring from the Army, he was a Mechanical Foreman for Union Pacific Railroad for seven...

Ann Lee (Straub) Jett

KSAL StaffDecember 20, 2021

Ann Lee Straub Jett, 86, passed away Sunday, December 19th, 2021. Loving wife of the late Dr. Harry Joe Jett; dear mother of David, Kirk (Denise), Charles (Beverly), Andrew, and Thomas (Melinda); dear grandmother “Nana” of Carson and Harrison, Cade, and Sarita; dear sister of Patsy (Chester); dear aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Ann was born March 20th, 1935 in Clarinda, Iowa and raised i...

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