Bernard "Bun" Nye, 94, of Alliance, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at his home.
He was born July 17, 1914 at Lakeside, NE to Harry and Lenna Bell (Hooper) Nye. He grew up north of Lakeside and ranched many years in the panhandle. He also worked for the railroad, U.S. Post office, and many other jobs in the area.
On November 29, 1935 he was united in marriage to Mildred Garrett.
He leaves a legacy of love to his many children, grandchildren, great grand children, and great, great grandchildren and other family members. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Nye of Alliance, daughters Pat Atkins of Aurora, NE and Bonnie Jean Langston of Columbia, MS. He is also survived by his grandchildren Sharon Atkins, Aurora, NE, Norma Glenn, Oregon, Bud Langston, Ruston, LA, Delina Farrell, Alliance, NE, Tim Prelle, Kenesaw, NE, Julie Prelle, Hot Springs, SD.Jeanie Norton, Ainsworth, NE, Patricia and Mary Atkins Lincoln, NE. He has many great grandchildren Wendy Atkins, Colorado, Eric Glenn, Oregon, Michael Glenn Oregon, Christie Glen, Washington, Haley Langston, Ruston, LA, Chris Norton, Ainsworth, NE, Justin and Leslie Prelle, Nick and Nicole Prelle, Deidra and Danielle Ratliff of Alliance, NE, Kelby Langston, Ruston, LA, Harley, Ashley Norton, BJ Norton, Ainsworth, Beau, Lucas, Garrett, Dustin and Diamond Miller, Hot Springs, SD, Kirsten, Dillon, Lillian, and Jasmine Burtus, Lincoln, NE. He also has 7 great -great grandchildren. His family will all remember him with fond memories of love, honesty, understanding, compassion, humor and tolerance.
He was preceded in death by his children Laverne Bud, Betty Prelle, and Billie Dean Nye, his grandchildren Vicki Atkins and Connie Langston, 4 brothers and 1 sister.
The family is hosting a luncheon Saturday, January 24 at 12:00 noon at the First Christian Church followed by a graveside service at the Alliance Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Walter Cline and Marvin Bauer will officiate.
The family prefers memorials be given to the Nebraska Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 639, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.