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Cathy Province

March 14, 1947 — October 29, 2020

Cathy Lee (Janda) Province was born 03/14/1947 in Lincoln NE. to William Janda and Darlene (Ballard) Janda of Wilber, NE. They moved to Broken Bow NE. in 1952, where Cathy attended Custer Grade School and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1965. She then attended Kearney State College for one year and married Wesley Province on June 17, 1966. To this union were born Angela, Justin, Jeremy, and Nathan.

Her nine Grandchildren are Ryan Province, Brittany (Province) Toof, Shay Province, Sadie Province, Sara Province, Cameron Province, Gabriel Province, Taylor Province and Braxton Province. Her four Great Grandchildren are Ryker Province, Adelyn Province, Sabrina Province and Delilah Toof.

She had many cousins, nieces, and nephews she loved.

Cathy enjoyed family and friends and various crafts. She was the office manager for Province Plumbing for thirty years. When they partnered with Ray Brown, Ann & RJ Thomas & Matt Thomas, she, and Ann went about enriching the interior of the hotel, not only with furnishings but with their undying optimism and outgoing personalities. It was one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times for her. She also looked forward to every last Wednesday of the month when she could have lunch with the girls (her classmates). She always looked forward to seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Wes Province of Broken Bow, NE, brother Richard Eldred of Aiken, S.C. and sister Taresa Brunken of Broken Bow, NE. Also, three sons, Justin Province of Denver, CO, Jeremy Province of Broken Bow, and Nathan Province of Kearney, NE, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her daughter Angela who died at birth.

A family memorial service will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Becky Dobitsch officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

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