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Mary  Lou  Golden
     Mary Lou Golden, 76, of North Platte, died Tuesday, October 9, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. Mary was born February 2, 1936, at Comstock, Neb. to Garland Peter and Anna Mary Land Bivens.
     The family moved to Loup City when Mary was 12 years old. She married Ivan Raymond Burson in November 1954, they later divorced. Mary married Walter E. Wells and they moved to Montana where she finished her education under a government program at Mountain Plains in Glasco, Mont. They moved to McCook in 1973 and later divorced. Mary waited tables, cooked and worked in nursing.
     On October 3, 1975, Mary married Carl Edmond Golden at Hastings. They made their home in McCook until the mid 90s. After Carl''s death in 1993, Mary moved to North Platte.
     Mary was a member of St. Patrick''s Catholic Church, RSVP. and Grandmothers'' Club and was a past member of the VFW Auxiliary in McCook and North Platte.
     She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Lynn) Wood, of North Platte; her brother, William (Karen) Bivens, of Centralia, Ill.; two grandchildren, Gregory Wood, of Beatrice, Neb. and Jessica (William) Bishop, North Platte; three great-grandchildren, James Breedlove, Andrew Wood and Aubrey Bishop; several nieces, nephews and other family.
     Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a daughter, Robin Wells; and her parents, Garland and Anna Bivens.
     Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 12 at Odean Colonial Chapel with Father Neal Hock of St. Patrick''s Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 10/10/2012
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