Gary LeRoy Blagdon, age 72, of Stapleton, passed away on December 12, 2018 at the Cozad Care Center.
Gary was born on February 7, 1946 on the family farm south of Stapleton to Edward L. and Dorothy (Grannis) Blagdon. Gary married his life long love, Alta Arlene Hall, on December 27, 1967. Their 50-year union blessed them with four children; Stacey, Karri, Brian and Josh. In March 1969, Gary was employed by the UPRR in North Platte, where he worked as a carman for 31 years. After his retirement in 2000, Gary maintained the family farm and ranch where he loved to spend time caring for his beloved animals.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, LeWayne; and his father and mother-in-law, Cameron and Fern Hall.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Stapleton; children, Stacey (Shelle) Blagdon of Gothenburg, Karri (Davian) Wallace, Brian (Angie) Blagdon both of North Platte, and Joshua (Becky) Blagdon of Sutherland; grandchildren, Holly (Korry) Kinnison, Dylan (Bailey) Blagdon, Jalen Blagdon, Taylor Blagdon, Austin Blagdon, Sage Eklund and Isabella Blagdon; and a future great-grandchild on the way; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; as well as numerous other close family members and friends.
A memorial has been established and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen, and a memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 19, 2018 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and prior to service time on Wednesday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.