Mazie L. Cape, 90

Mazie L. Cape 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday afternoon October 12th at her home and she has joined her husband in heaven.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday October 18th at the United Church of the Plains – Presbyterian, 404 Francis, Dalton. Burial will follow at the Dalton Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for lunch afterwards at the church in Dalton.  Bud Gillespie will be officiating the service.   Bridgeport Memorial Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the family. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Mazie Leora Grantham was born September 14th 1923 in Obert, NE to Charles Clinton and Frances (Vogle) Grantham. She graduated from Chadron High School in 1941, excelling in Latin language. After school she was considering going into nursing. A man named Martin R. Cape swept Mazie off her feet. Martin and Mazie were married September 11th 1943. They lived in Chadron while Martin served in the Army WWII. During this time, Mazie worked at a laundry service. In 1945 Martin and Mazie moved the family north of Dalton. In 1952 the family settled on a homestead north of Bridgeport. Mazie lived on the farm most of her life. The couple lived in Scottsbluff in the 80's when Martin worked for the Post Office.

Mazie enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and canning her harvest from her big garden. Mazie's butter pickles will be missed by all her family. Mazie, also enjoyed sewing. Sewing all her clothes. To this union 7 boys and 4 girls were born. Mazie took great pride in raising her family. She was very strong and head of the household.

Mazie is survived by her children Larry (Kathy) Cape Milledgeville, GA, Ron Cape Gering, Linda (Jerry) Gunter Lakeland, FL, Gordon Cape Bridgeport, Barbara Cape Gering, Rodney Cape Bridgeport, Edward Cape Bridgeport LeRoy Cape Bridgeport, Lori Cape Scottsbluff, Marci (Dave) Mrsny Omaha. Grandchildren: Chris (Faith) Cape, Phillip (Courtney) Cape, Jack (Jennifer) Gunter, Matt Gunter, Violet Mrsny. Great grandchildren: Taylor, Bryan, Ty and Jordynn Cape. Ava, Andrew, Jacob, and Hannah Gunter. Sister: Daisy Morgan, Brother: LeRoy (Fay) Grantham. Sister-in-law: Joanne Grantham Brothers-in-law: Lyle (Joyce) Hall, Earl Cape, Jerry (Veanne) Cape, Kayo Cape,. Sisters-in-law: May Jane Cape, Betty Cape, Margery Cape, Roberta (Damon) Pierce, Sharon Mason, Connie Ankeny. Many nephews, and nieces.

Preceding Mazie in death was her husband Martin, son Richard, grandson Scott Cape, great grandson Logan Gunter, sister Rosie Manning, brothers Milton (Leola) Grantham and DeOwn Grantham. Brother-in-law Howard Cape, Charles Cape, John Cape Sisters-in-law, Gladys (Francis) Runge, Norma Jean Hall, Carol Cape.

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