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Dolores Mandeville

January 4, 1926 — July 26, 2022

Dolores Mandeville age 96 of Imperial, NE formerly of Broken Bow passed away July 26, 2022, at the Imperial Manor in Imperial, NE.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 10:30 am at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with The Reverend Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Inurnment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family and will be dispensed to various local organizations. A register book will be available to sign on Friday, July 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Dolores Irene Rice Mandeville was born January 4, 1926, at her grandparent’s home in Blaine County Nebraska to Charles Adelbert Patrick Henry and Willa Mildred Rice. She attended kindergarten through eighth grade at West Union School.  Following grade school, she attended Dunning High School, graduating as class valedictorian in 1944. Her education continued in Denver, Colorado, at Central Business College. She worked in bookkeeping and secretarial positions, often at local schools and banks, during her early married years.   

Dolores married John James Mandeville on November 29, 1947. Their angel food wedding cake was made from sixty egg whites. To this union were born two children, Ruth Marie and John James, Jr.  Son Henry Robert joined the family in his early teenage years. 

Dolores was a devout member of the Episcopal Church and a member of many organizations. Those included Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Union Veterans, the Order of Eastern Star, the Edmund Rice Society, and Episcopal Church Women. She also joined Extension Club, Bridge Club, and Garden Club during her lifetime. She adored her coffee group and church family. Although renowned for her angel food cakes, sugar cookies, “Grandma” rolls (butter horns), and jellies, her passion was genealogical research.  Connecting family ties with those who came before was one of her greatest legacies. She loved her family, and we will miss this strong, witty woman we called our mother and grandmother. 

Preceding Dolores in death were her parents, husband John, son Hank, siblings Barbara Strand, Donald Rice, Allen Rice, and great-grandsons Alec Stromer and Chase Mandeville.

Dolores is survived by daughter Ruth (Dain) Olsen, son Jack (Tina) Mandeville, sisters Ruth Rice and Pat Stithem, sister-in-law Lauretta Rice, grandchildren Brook Stromer, Missy (Corey) Holmes, James (Michelle) Mandeville, Toby Olsen, Todd (Sarah) Olsen, Sean (Noelle) Mandeville, six great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.   

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