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Vona Lanora Maine

May 26, 1932 ~ November 28, 2018 (age 86)
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Vona Lanora Covert Maine of Greeley, Formally of Holyoke, Colorado was born May 6th 1932 in Wauneta Neb. to Orville F. and Velma L. Myers Covert at the home of her maternal Grandparents Charley J. and Justina A Myers. She passed November 28, 2018 at her home in Greeley, CO.

Vona attended Elementary school thru the 7th grade in a 1 room country school in rural Chase county Neb. This was a very small school, usually attended by relatives and the teachers where relatives. During her 7th grade there were 3 students, her brother, and a cousin and his sister was the teacher. In 1946 the Covert family moved to a wheat farm east of Holyoke and she attended Evergreen School for 8th grade. Vona graduated from Phillips County High School in 1950.

Vona married Carl Eugene (Gene) Maine in Holyoke on July 30th, 1950. They were blessed with 2 children, Julie and Byron. She was involved with the children's activities, as a Brownie leader and Cub Scout den mother, Homeroom mother for both kids, and many school activities. After they were both in school she had different jobs in Holyoke, working in a bakery, Montgomery Ward, receptionist in doctor's office, and the local hospital hospital. She served 14 years as Deputy County Treasurer of Phillips county. The Maine family was baptized at the First Christian Church in Holyoke.

It always made her day when the family came home for family dinners. She loved cooking and making the favorite dishes of everyone.

After retiring Vona and Gene bought a new 5th wheel and enjoyed traveling full time. They enjoyed spending the winters in Az.

Through the years Vona enjoyed crafts and while in Holyoke. She enjoyed the friends of the QDD Hobby club. They always made a craft item that her children enjoyed seeing the next morning.

Vona so enjoyed seeing her family and especially visits with the great grandchildren and seeing them in all their activities.

Vona is survived by her Daughter, Julie Scott, Son Byron and wife Kathy Maine of Greeley. 4 Grandchildren,  and 6 Great Grandchildren, Brenda and Husband Blane Lancaster and Kyle of Greeley Amy and Leighton Wyscaver and Tucker and Jack of Platteville, Kamron Maine and daughter Dilecia of Greeley, and Cassidy Maine and Fiance, Billy Mansfield and Draeden and Cruz of Greeley. Brother Marlin Covert, Brother in Law Bud Biesemer, Sister in law Elsie Mae and Leo Fisbeck, and Onna Lee and Woody Ready, many Neices, Nephews and Friends.

Preceeded in death by her Loving Husband Gene of over 50 years, Her Parents, Her first Granddaughter Stacey Dee Clark and Son In Law Francis Nichols.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Holyoke, Colorado at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Mike Brown officiating the service.  Interment followed the service at the Holyoke Cemetery in Holyoke, Colorado.  Baucke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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