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Gayle Lynn Smith

December 29, 1941 — March 23, 2019

Gayle Lynn Smith was born December 29, 1941, in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Dale and Grace (Hunt) Smith.  He passed away March 23, 2019, at Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation Center where he was lovingly cared for.

Gayle spent his life in the Custer County area and graduated from Ansley High School in 1960.  He married Linda Case, August 6, 1960, and they were blessed with a son Jerry and daughter Pamela.

Gayle worked on construction for many years, and he and Linda raised cattle on the family farm for over 50 years.  He loved driving through the pastures and watching his cattle and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Gayle is survived by his wife Linda of Ansley, Nebraska, son Jerry of Denver, Colorado, daughter Pamela of Parker, Colorado, grandchildren Kristina Parry of Charlotte, North Carolina and Wyatt Smith of Denver, Colorado, brothers Gary Smith of Grand Island, Nebraska and Mike Smith of Clearwater, Florida, four nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a younger sister, Kathy and one nephew Sean Smith.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at the Christian Church in Ansley, NE with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow at the Ansley Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, and 10:00 A.M. to service time on Wednesday at the Christian Church in Ansley, NE. Memorial are suggested to the Ansley Fire and Rescue. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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