Carol Rae Emery, 62
Carol Rae Emery, 62, passed away Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013, at Heritage Estates, after having dealt with the tribulations of MS for over 28 years. She was looking forward to being with Jesus.
The funeral service will be at 1st United Methodist Church of Gering on Monday, November 4th, at 10:30 AM, with the Reverend Lauren Ekdahl officiating . A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Potter Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gering Memorial Chapel. Memorials will be established to the Gering Methodist Elevator Fund and to the Friends of the Gering Public Library. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Carol was born in Sidney, Nebraska, on December 2, 1950, to Raymond and Dorothy Davis, and grew up in Potter, Nebraska. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 1972. She married Jim Emery on June 17th, 1972, and to this union one son, Dustin James Emery was born March 27, 1980. Carol and Jim moved to Scottsbluff in November, 1975, and to Gering in April, 1979.
Carol worked for Dr. Baumgartner, a Scottsbluff pediatrician for 10 years, from 1975 to October, 1985, and retired from working after being diagnosed with MS in May of 1985. But she did not retire from living and tried to get as much activity in as her body would allow. She jogged for miles along irrigation ditches, played the organ at Gering Methodist, and played in the church bell choir for 25 years. She was an active booster in Dustin's school activities, her church circle and committees, swimming groups, card playing groups, and her local PEO Chapter EV. Carol was a good organizer and would find a way to get where she needed to be with plenty of help from her friends.
Carol was predeceased by her father, Raymond L. Davis, in February, 2012, and is survived (in addition to Jim and Dustin) by her mother, Dorothy M. Davis, brother, Steven O. Davis (Margaret), niece, Emily C. Kane (Brian), grand-niece, Zoe M. Kane, and grand-nephew, Owen P. Kane.
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