Genevieve Bullock - February 06, 2014
Genevieve Bullock was born on Aug. 27, 1918 at Cross Timbers, Mo. She was the fourth of five daughters born to Homer and Esther (Kugler) Ihrig. The family moved to the Elsie, Neb. area when Gen was four years old.
They later moved to the Lemoyne, Neb. area and the family lived in the Mansion on the Hill in Ogallala, Neb. while their home was being refurbished. She graduated from Ogallala High School in 1936.
Gen was married to Wayne Bullock on Dec. 31, 1936 at Curtis, Neb. One son was born to this union. They operated the Chevrolet-Oldmobile dealership which had been established in Madrid, Neb. in 1933. They moved the business to Grant, Neb. in 1948 and Wayne drove from Madrid to Grant until 1953 when they moved to Grant.
The business is still operating in Grant making it 81 years of continuous Bullock ownership.
Genevieve was active in both the Madrid and Grant Methodist Churches. She was a den mother for the cub scouts when son Noel was a boy. She enjoyed watching her two grandsons grow up and following their activities.
While Wayne was working they enjoyed a trip to Hong Kong sponsored by Chevrolet.
They spent several winters in Indian Wells, Calif.
They made the trip by flying their Bonanza airplane. They later wintered in Arizona City, Ariz.
Genevieve continued to maintain her home in Grant after Wayne died in 1992. She moved to Westview Retirement Community in 2006 and to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in 2013 where she died early Thursday morning, Jan. 30, 2014. She had reached the age of 95.
In addition to her husband Wayne, Genevieve was preceded in death by her four sisters, Lillian Stark, Anna Lane Apolius, Mary Fenwick, and Kathryn Blaue; also a niece, Lorma Gobble, who Wayne and Genevieve raised as their own after her parents died at a young age.
She is survived by her son Noel and his wife Kareln of Grant; two grandsons, Scott of Boulder, Colo. and Brett and his wife Suzi of rural Madrid; four great-grandchildren, Kyler, Kristen, Kaila, and Kolbe Bullock; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the Grant United Methodist Church with Pastor Nora Mendyk officiating.
Burial in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial to the Grant Volunteer Fire Department has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.