Beverly Gail Nutter - August 29, 2009
Beverly Gail Nutter, 77, of North Platte, Neb., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, near her ranch home southwest of North Platte while riding horseback checking cattle and water. She was one half mile from her birthplace and childhood home, the Chamberlain Figure 2 Ranch.
Beverly was born Nov. 3, 1931 to James Lawrence and Irma May Kunkel Chamberlain in Lincoln County, Neb., where she grew up. She attended high schools in Maywood, Neb. and North Platte.
Beverly married Oran Magnuson in 1948 and to this union three children were born. Beverly later married Glen Nutter in 1963.
Beverly was one of three who formed the Nebraska Cowgirls Rodeo Association, serving as President and was State Champion. She remained a barrel horse trainer and competitor her entire life.
She was also involved in horse racing, English dressage and jumping competitions, training and driving draft and light horses, even building her own buggies and wagons while she was in her 50s. She loved her working cow dogs, gardening and raising all kinds of poultry.
In the last few years she had become involved with farming in Frontier County. She loved the entire cattle industry and all the related business aspects. Beverly raised many of her own horses for ranch use and rodeo competition. She was a life long rancher in Thomas County, Lincoln County and Frontier County.
Beverly’s children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joining on Jan. 10, 2001.
Survivors include her daughter, Kendra and husband Larry Burgess of Ashby, Neb.; a son, Kent and wife Beth Baxter Magnuson of Kearney, Neb.; three grandchildren, Jim Burgess, Jack Burgess and Kristen Burgess; her sister, Margaret Hawkins of Arthur, Neb., and her children, Virgilene and husband Mark McCasland, and James and wife Julie Hawkins; a brother, Walter and wife Mary Ann Chamberlain of Walsenburg, Colo., and his children, Greg and wife Cheri Chamberlain, Jim and wife Shanna Chamberlain, Jason Chamberlain, Cash and wife Candy Chamberlain, Julie and husband Garth Ahner and Lori and husband David Berger; her special friends, Michele Blasi and family of Kentucky and Anjelica Chavez of Chicago; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other family.
Beverly was preceded in death by her son, Duane Lee Magnuson; and her parents.
Funeral service were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Scott Odle officiating.
Burial was in the Dickens Cemetery near Dickens, Neb.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Odean Colonial Chapel of North Platte was in charge of arrangements. The online guestbook may be signed at odeanchapel.com.