Lea Dell Collier age 87 of Broken Bow, NE passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Valley View Senior Village in Ord, NE.
Funeral Service will be Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Broken Bow Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. An online guest book may be signed at www.govierbrothers.com Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements.
Lea Dell was born August 31, 1933 in Berwyn, NE to Leonard and Leona (Bryan) Foster, along with two brothers Larry and Lynn. Lea Dell attended Janesville Country School, and later graduated in 1951 from Ansley High School. On June 1, 1952 Lea Dell married Fred Jones, to this union three children were born Larry, Judy, and Ron.
Lea Dell served as the Custer County Treasurer for 30 years. She was active on the Melham Auxiliary Rummage Sale. On September 10, 2004 she married Robert “Bob” Collier, the couple enjoyed Country Western music and attended many area concerts. Lea Dell enjoyed gardening, quilting, auctions, baking cookies and cakes on a Saturday, and traveling.
Lea Dell is survived by her children Larry Jones of Valentine, Judy Burnett of Broken Bow, and Ron (Angie) Jones of Broken Bow, nine grandchildren Justin (Gena) Jones, Casey Jones, Amber (Jeff) Rogers, Laci Scott, Quincy Burnett, Lucas Jones, Katie (Chance) Connell, Cole (Elizabeth) Jones, and Emily Jones, eight great-grandchildren Rorie, Quinten, Dalton, Megan, Quade, Bailey, Jadyn, and Lantz, sisters-in-law Margie Froyd and Ruth Foster, and several nieces and nephew.
Lea Dell was preceded in death by parents Leonard and Leona Foster, husband Robert “Bob” in 2018, brother & sister-in-law Lynn & Ruthie Foster, brother Larry Foster, three nephews, and a niece.