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Henrietta  Katherine  Zickenfoose Trumbull Pfeiffer
     Henrietta Katherine Zickefoose Trumbull Pfeiffer, 95, of Gandy passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte. Henrietta was born May 25, 1918 to Samuel Henry and Edith May Berkey Zickefoose north of Stapleton where she grew up.
     She graduated from Stapleton High School in 1936. Henrietta then worked for Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Trumbull as a caregiver.
     On Oct. 22, 1940, Henrietta married Douglas Leigh Trumbull in North Platte. They lived in Logan and McPherson Counties where they ranched in the Sandhills. In 1960 they moved to Tryon because of Douglas'' failing health. He died in 1963 and Henrietta continued to live in Tryon until 1966 when she moved to North Platte. There she worked for Leo''s Flowers, Gibson''s and Woolworth''s.
     On Dec. 17, 1973, Henrietta married George Ivan Pfeiffer in Broken Bow and she moved to his ranch in McPherson County. She was his ranching partner until the sale of the ranch in 1998 when they moved to Gandy where she lived the remainder of her life.
     Henrietta was known for her love of playing pitch. She played her last cards on Mother''s Day and won. She always had a love for flowers and had a green thumb.
     Henrietta is survived by her daughters: Kay Boyer (friend, Dennis Ferguson) and Nancy Munson (friend, Randal Olson) of North Platte; her son-in-law, Gerald (Donna) Barnum of Gandy; eight grandchildren: Pamela (Rod) Schaeffer of Stapleton, Blake Barnum of North Platte, Russell (Connie) Barnum of Stapleton, Geraldine (Carl) Gurnsey of Gering, Stacey (J.C.) Calhoun of Cozad, Troy (Carla) Barnum of Stapleton, Kelly Boyer of North Platte and Misti Munson of Minneapolis, Minn.; 28 great-grandchildren; 24 great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other family.
     She was preceded in death by her husbands; her daughter, Patricia Barnum; a son-in-law, Jimmy "Jim" LaMoyne Boyer; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Nataka Gurnsey; her parents; six sisters: Marjorie McCamley, Rama Wright, Lola Boyer, Irene Zickefoose, Thelma McAulliff and Elma Shimmin; three brothers: Vernon, Glen and Pet Zickefoose.
     Graveside funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 in the Miller Cemetery at Tryon with Pastor John Lewis officiating. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
 
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 6/5/2013
 
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