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Brenda  Lee  East
     Brenda Lee East, 65, of Gothenburg, died Jan. 14, at her home in Gothenburg. She was born Dec. 24, 1947 in McCook, daughter of Stan and Louise (Nelson) Phillips.
     Brenda grew up in Curtis and graduated from UNSA in 1966. She then went on to graduate from business school in Grand Island in 1967. She lived in Curtis until 1966, when she moved to Grand Island for a couple years. She lived in North Platte from 1968-1973 before moving to Longmont, Colo. for a year.
     She married Melvin East Apr. 28, 1973 in Curtis. To this union one son Levi Owen was born. They lived in Curtis from 1974-1984 and then moved to Gothenburg.
     Brenda worked as a housekeeper for the Broadway Inn, Travel Inn, and Super 8 Motel. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Curtis CO-OP, KAHL radio station in North Platte, and Goads Pit-Stop.
     She liked to read and love taking care of little children.
     Survivors include her husband; son - Levi Owen East; brother - Randy (Cheryl) Phillips; two sisters - Linda (Howard) Benjamin, Deborah (Dennis) Hazen; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
     Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; several extended family, aunts & uncles; one nephew and one niece.
     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Curtis with Pastor Bonnie Forney officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Blasť-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 1/16/2013
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