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Beverly  Lynn  Mercer-Porter
     Beverly "Bev" Lynn Mercer-Porter, 62, of Gothenburg, died Dec. 4, at the Gothenburg Hospital. She was born June 18, 1950 in North Platte, daughter of LeRoy and Eunice (Bennett) Holliday.
     Bev lived with her family in North Platte until she was 12. She then lived in Toronto, Canada for 5 years before moving to Cozad.
     Bev worked as a secretary for many years. From 1980-1995, she lived in the Central City and Grand Island area where she got her accounting degree. While in Grand Island she worked at the Nebraska Vet''s Home.
     She moved to Arizona in 1995 to care for her parents. While in Arizona she worked with juveniles at Vision Quest. She moved to Gothenburg in 2004.
     Bev loved to go dancing. She loved to be with her grandkids and support them in all of their activities. She enjoyed attending church when she was feeling well. She also enjoyed traveling.
     Survivors include her daughter - Shaun (James) Stevens of Gothenburg; three sons - Steve (Mellany) Mercer of Gothenburg, Duane Mercer of Cozad, Ryan (Nicole) Mercer of Gothenburg; 19 grandchildren;13 great grandchildren; brother - Roger (Deb) Holliday of McNeil, Ariz.; three sisters - Barbara (Dave) Dishman of North Plate, Judy Krajewski of Ogallala, Loretta Poole of Toronto; along with extended family and friends.
     Beverly was preceded in death by mother and father; grandmothers, Nora Holliday and Edna Bennett; and an infant brother Ronald Wayne.
     Memorials may be given to the Victory Assembly of God, 2611 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138.
     Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Dec. 8, at Victory Assembly of God in Gothenburg with Pastor Mark Borchardt officiating. Interment followed in the Gaslin Cemetery in Brady.
     Blasť-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenberg was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 12/12/2012
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