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Gaylene Weber

October 2, 1933 — August 5, 2023

Gaylene Joyce (Garrison) Weber age 89, formerly of Arnold, Nebraska died peacefully August 5, 2023, in Kearney, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 12, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the Baptist Church in Arnold.  The burial will be in the Arnold Cemetery. A visitation and a time to greet the family will be held on Friday August 11, 2023, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Baptist Church in Arnold.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be determined at a later date.  The Arnold Funeral/Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at  

Gaylene was born on October 2, 1933, to Howard and Lois (Hagin) Garrison in Callaway, Nebraska. During WW II, the family moved to Los Angeles, California where her dad found work in a defense factory. The family later returned to Nebraska where she graduated from Arnold High School in 1951. She received her Teacher's Certificate from Kearney State College and taught school for a few years.

In 1953, she married Marvin Weber. From this marriage they had four children: Vicky, David, Devra, and Daniel.  She later drove the school bus in Arnold. Gaylene always loved the kids. She was a long-time member of the Nazarene Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and directed the music.

Gaylene was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and performed at a variety of functions. She enjoyed gardening but her first love was animals, and the Weber family always had several. Through the years, she became famous for her tacos! She proudly prepared them in large quantities, not only for her family, but also countless others. Only God knows how many million she made! Gaylene will be remembered for her kindness, love for others, generosity, and her faithful service to God and others. Her joyful smile was for everyone and was a reflection of her love for Jesus.

Gaylene is survived by three of her four children, David (Marlys) Weber of North Platte, Devra (Douglas) Hoover of Burwell, and Dan Weber of Franklin, along with six grandkids, and eleven great grandkids.  She is also survived by two siblings, Pam Speck of Denver, Colorado, and Russell Garrison of Lewellen, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, her daughter Vicky Rookstool, her parents, and stepfather Donald “Muttt” Shields, granddaughter, Betty Tuebner, son-in-law Jim McElroy, and son-in-law Duane Rookstool. 


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