Arthur M. Scully, 90

Arthur M. Scully, 90 passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff.

His memorial service will be held on February 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with Rev. Lauren Ekdahl officiating. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at West Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Gering United Methodist Church.

Arthur was born July 5, 1922, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the son of Maximillian Charles and Bertha Julia (Yohn) Scully. His family later moved to Ansley, NE and he attended school at Pilot Country School. He helped run the family farm near Miller, NE until he went to work at the Ammunition Depot in Grand Island, NE, during WWII where he worked assembling bombs for the war effort. He then worked at the Army Air Field in Grand Island, where he learned the welding craft and was instrumental in the construction of B17 flying fortress and B29 super fortress planes.

Arthur and Betty Jean Fair met at a dance and were married 5 months later on November 14, 1942. They recently celebrated their 70th Anniversary. Their enduring love and commitment to one another set a wonderful example for their children and grandchildren. To this union four daughters were born: Sheryl, Kandise, Laurie and Krissa.

Arthur and Betty moved to Gering in 1945 and Arthur went into business with his brother-in-law Russell Brown. They owned and operated Scully and Brown Body Works in Gering for 45 years until his retirement in 1990. He was known as a very talented welder and auto body man and he taught his craft to many aspiring auto body repairmen.

Arthur was a 60+ year member of Gering United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church and was a Past President of the Methodist Men's Association. He was an avid archer and was a founding member and Past President of the Wildcat Archery Club in Gering. He earned the Robin Hood Award in 1959 from the National Field Archery Association and was a state record holder for indoor archery. He enjoyed all types of hunting with firearm or bow. He also raised and trained Labradors and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers as faithful hunting dogs and had a love for all animals, especially horses. Arthur spent many hours camping, boating, and fishing with Betty and his family. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home for many years across the United States and to Alaska. He was recognized in the 1976 edition of Who's Who in Nebraska, a record of prominent Nebraskans.

They resided in Gering until July of 2012, when they moved to The Residency in Scottsbluff. His greatest love in life was his family and he will be remembered for his kindness, gentleness, and unconditional love. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He believed friendship was one of God's most precious gifts.

Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Betty and his daughters, Kandise (Dennis) Morton of Ventura, CA, Laurie (Ed) Morgheim of Scottsbluff and Krissa (Wade) Griffith of Gering; grandchildren: Shaun Cline, Hudson, CO, Shannon (Pete) Lauridsen, Golden, CO, Kim (Joe) Nauenburg, Lewisville, TX, Brandon Morton, Ventura, CA, Dustin Morton, Irvine, CA, Rachel Morton, Bakersfield, CA, Kyle Morgheim, Irvine, CA, Brent Morgheim, Omaha, NE, James (Heather) Rein, Morrill, NE, Joel Griffith, Spearfish, SD and Bryce Griffith, Gering, NE; great grandchildren: Jesse Cline, Phoenix, AZ, Brittany Nauenburg and Kaitlyn Nauenburg, Lewisville, TX, Jordon Burris, Reno, NV, Malana Morton, Ventura, CA, Dominic Rein and Braeleigh Rein, Morrill, NE, Cole Rein, Jordon Rein, Cameron Rein, Stone Mountain, GA, Mina Griffith and Andrew Griffith, Torrington, WY. He is also survived by his special niece Marti Schleicher, who was like a daughter to Arthur. And many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Sue Cline, parents, Maximillian and Bertha Scully and siblings, Margaret Bell, Hazel Carpenter, Evelyn Brown Miller, John Scully, Orville Scully and Roy Scully.

Arthur was a devoted believer in Jesus Christ Our Savior and the family is at peace knowing he now resides in Heaven.

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