Mary Colling, 93

Mary Colling, 93, died Thursday, December 20th at Heritage Estates in Gering. She was born July 30, 1919, in Scottsbluff to Pete and Katherine (Wagner) Keller and had lived in the Scottsbluff/Gering Valley all of her life. Mary was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother, strong in faith, and steadfast in the support of her family and friends.

Mary received her education in the Scottsbluff schools and worked until retirement in food service. She will be remembered by many for her years at Alexander's Grocery, Co-op, Gering Bakery and Golden Living (formerly Beverly) as head cook for the care facility. She loved to cook and care for her flower garden! Her work was often her hobby as she decorated many wedding and birthday cakes for area celebrations.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Sandee Wamboldt (Carl); three grandchildren, Sheri Mooney (Mike), Dawn McGee (Todd) and Mike Wamboldt (Alivia); six great-grandchildren, Ashley and Joseph Mooney, and Cullen, Michaela, Emily and Aidan McGee. Mary is also survived by step-sons Don, Chris, David, Joe Colling and their families.

Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Ben Britthouer (1976) and Don Colling (2004); two daughters, Florine and Barbara Jean; brothers, Pete, Henry, Dave, Jacob, Victor, Harry, Alex, Fred, Albert, and LeRoy Keller; sisters, Mollie Cook and Katie Wilhelm; and parents Pete and Katherine Keller.

Funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Vincent Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may visit from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

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