Dorothy E. Faught - July 26, 2010
Dorothy E. Faught was born on May 27, 1923 at Curtis, Neb. She was the oldest of four children born to David and Lizzie Neiman Swanson. ?Dorothy began her schooling in Curtis until the family moved to a farm south of Grainton, Neb. in 1935. Dorothy attended school in Grainton and graduated with the Class of 1941. After graduating from high school, she attended Kearney State Teachers College and received an associate teaching degree.
She returned to the Elsie, Neb. community and taught school for two years in a one-room country school southeast of Elsie.
Dorothy was married to John “Chub” Faught on Aug. 11, 1942 at the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Elsie. They worked and lived on the family farm south of Elsie for all of their married life. They raised wheat, corn, other crops and livestock, meeting all the challenges and hardships of a farm life with faith and perseverance and the continuing support of their friends in the community.
In addition to her teaching, Dorothy served as the school secretary at the Wheatland Schools from 1968 to 1994. She was known as a dedicated and important pillar in the success of the school.
She also had served on the Elsie School Board, Resurrection of Our Lord Altar Society, a member of the Red Hats and other community organizations, activities, and causes. She was an avid bridge and pinochle player, belonging to several card clubs over the years.
Dorothy and Chub were recognized for their work in Perkins County and the Elsie community by being named Grand Marshals of the Perkins County Fair in 1999.
Dorothy had been in failing health and had been moved to Linden Court in North Platte, Neb. where she died early Monday morning, July 26, 2010 at the age of 87 years.
In addition to her parents and husband, Chub, who died in 2004, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Artis Schack and Marcia Swanson and one brother Donald Swanson.
She is survived by three daughters, Pat and husband Tewell of Wilsonville, Ore., Jane and husband Ken Potts of Elsie, and Joan and husband Pat Kraus of Beaver Lake, Neb.; one son, John Faught of Denver; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Grant Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church with Fr. Bryan Ernest officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church with Fr. Mark Pfeiffer officiating.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.