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Gaylene Grint

August 3, 1936 — August 25, 2023

Helen “Gaylene” Grint age 87 of Sargent, NE passed away August 25, 2023, at the Brookestone View in Broken Bow.

Graveside services will be Friday, September 1, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sargent, NE with Reverend Don Schauda officiating.Memorials are suggested to Donor's Choice. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with family greeting 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com.

Helen Gaylene Martin Grint was born August 3, 1936, in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She was the third child born to Fred Cleland Martin and Verna Vere Walker Martin. She completed elementary school at Table Rock City Schools. Later she moved in with her older sister Leila to Omaha and completed High School at Omaha Public Schools in 1954.

She married her Husband of 67 years Dale Eugene Grint on February 19, 1955, in Lincoln, Nebraska. At that time, she was employed at the Elgin Watch factory and Dale at a service station. To this union two children were born. Jerald Eugene and Debra Jo. They made their home in Havelock in Lincoln until 1967 when they moved the family to Dale's hometown Sargent, Nebraska.

Gaylene was a "Stay at Home" Mom and took on the challenge of farm life. She enjoyed homemaking, helping with farm chores, and always made sure there was a very good meal on the table come Lunch or Supper time. Later in life she decided she should get a driver's license, so she did. She then could attend the kids' activities and run errands.

Outside of the home she was the bookkeeper at Dale's business Grint Farm Supply for many years. She was also employed at the Sargent Sale Barn. She volunteered her help for several local Bloodmobiles and worked at many Comstock elections.

She enjoyed attending Extension Club lunches, playing card and board games, cake decorating, cooking, camping, fishing, gardening, and being "Grandma". She and Dale enjoyed Country music, dancing, and traveling to many farm auctions all over the country. They also enjoyed going to the casino occasionally to test their luck. Her favorite thing of all was spending time with family.

In 2017 her health began to decline, and she began living at Brookstone View Nursing Home in Broken Bow, NE. She made many new friends there and kept busy most days crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles, coloring, and helping with various craft projects. The nurses and staff referred to her as "A Gem" and "One of the Good Ones".

Gaylene was survived by her only brother Fred C. "Sonny" Martin and his wife Rosemary Martin of Lincoln, her children Jerry Grint and Debra Chanady of Sargent, son in law Luis Chanady Jr, grandchildren Louis Chanady IV of Sargent & Tracie Chanady of Sycamore, Illinois, Nicole Wetgen, Kayla Gehring, Great Grand Children Trevor, Brooke, and Colton Wetgen. Brother and sister in laws and many nieces and nephews.

Gaylene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale, two older sisters Leila Sedam and Irene Hansel, several brothers and sisters-in-law and friends.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


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