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Gladys Doremus

August 11, 1923November 17, 2020

Gladys Irene (Parmenter) Doremus, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 17, 2020 at The Village in Scottsbluff, NE.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20th, 2020 from 10-1pm at the Gering Memorial Chapel. Masks will be required during the visitation time and all Covid protocols will be observed. A live streamed prayer service beginning at 1pm will be on Gering Memorial Chapel’s website and Facebook page for all friends and loved ones to view. Unfortunately, due to Covid, only direct descendants of Gladys will be able to attend the in-person prayer service. Internment will take place at 2pm at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering and will also be live streamed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Regional West Homecare and Hospice or The DOVES program in Gering.

Gladys was born on August 11, 1923 in Gering, Nebraska, to John and Etta (Bartow) Parmenter. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Melbeta, Nebraska in May of 1938. She graduated from Melbeta high school in 1941. On March 11, 1946, Gladys married Gerald “Jerry” Doremus in Phillipsburg, KS and to this union, 3 children were born: Dwaine, Ronald, and Patricia.

From 1954 until 1973, Gladys helped her husband in the running of their grocery store, Jerry’s AG, in Minatare, NE. She loved hosting people at her home and never turned down a cup of coffee or a phone call with anyone who knew and loved her. While she enjoyed playing cards with friends and card clubs, she especially loved teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to play card games such as Golf and May I. She may have even let them drink coffee once in a while during these card sessions! Her great-grandchildren started calling her Grandma Boop, for her love of creating cute Betty Boop drawings. This led to Betty Boop memorabilia brought to her from all over the country and formed a very impressive collection.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Rev. Dwaine (Janice) Doremus of Wentworth, SD, Ron (Lynda) Doremus of Gering, NE, and Pat (Terry) Livengood of Chappell, NE, ten grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, two brothers, three sisters, and dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 71 years, her parents, one brother, four sisters, and a great-grandson.

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Linda Peterson

November 22, 2020

Gladys and Jerry brighten my day each week as we visited. When Jerry went to be with our Lord and Savior Gladys joined our Bible study and she studied together with us at Wel-life. She was always so kind and gracious. She enjoyed the fellowship and being in God's Word with other believers. She made new residents feel at home. She was a giving person and shared her heart and love of her family with us. My favorite memory was the picture of the whole family that extended across the wall in her room and listening to her talk about her family. Visiting with her at the hospital where she always had family there to encourage her and love on her. Thank you for sharing her with us.!!!!!!

Donna Eaton

November 20, 2020

My dad, Walt (Bus) Doremus was Jerry’s cousin. Their mothers, Hazel and Pearl were sisters. Their fathers, Clarence and Chester were brothers. My mother Mayme and Gladys were close friends in high school and as adults. My siblings, Karen and Norman and I grew up in close relationship with Gladys and Jerry and their family, even though sometimes we lived miles apart. Gladys and I stayed in contact through the years even if it was just a Christmas card and my occasional visits back to Nebraska. Jerry and Gladys were always on my list of relatives to visit. I could count on a cup of coffee or two and listening to Jerry (and sometimes with my Dad) sing old-timey songs playing the guitar and harmonica. When I was a much younger single working girl in Gering they were my go-to ‘parents’ on many weekends. I’m sure Dwaine, Ron and Patti remember those days back in the 60’s when I would just show up at their home over the grocery store in Minatare. “Oh, no...she’s here again?!?!l” Sweet memories of a great lady! Gladys....see you in heaven!! ❤️

Cheryl Dean

November 20, 2020

Every trip to Nebraska has included time to visit my Aunt Gladys.  Visits home just won't be the same. She has left an empty place.  Of all the things that I could say about my Aunt Gladys, I will say this:  she is generous, witty, bright, forgiving, loving, fun-loving, always hospitable, ever-ready to help, a family-lover, busy, and gracious. She sought to do the right thing in difficult situations.  I honor her memory.  I am grateful for the pattern of living that she has shown me. I am grateful that I see her children and grandchildren following her example. I am grateful for the life she lived. I am simply grateful for Aunt Gladys.  God is good.

Larry & Joyce Lackey

November 20, 2020

So many, many good memories of Aunt Gladys. I made so many trips to Minatare and Gering and stayed with Gladys and Jerry. The card games til the we hours of the morning were something special and remembered. We miss her already.

Leanne Powell

November 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I love Gladys, she was always warm, loving and caring person. Thank you for letting me have her in my live. She is a special angel watching over us all. And gets to be with the love of her life Jerry. Leanne Powell

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