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Charles Perry Cary
- July 10,1915
Leroy, Mower County, Minnesota
- May 7, 2006
Callaway Good Samaritan Center
Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska
Perry Cary, 90
Cary, age 90, died May 7, 2006, at the Callaway Good Samaritan
Center in Callaway.
Funeral services will be May 12, 2006, at Wherry Brothers Mortuary in
Born July 10, 1915 in Leroy, Minnesota, he was the third child of George and Alinda Jane (Gordon) Cary. In 1916, at
the age of one, the family moved to Pawnee City. They lived on a small
farm north of town.
His father moved the family in to Pawnee City after trying to farm for one
year and went to work for the railroad until he passed away Sept. 26,
Alinda, who was called Jane, lived in town and worked to raise the four
children. Charles went to school until
the eighth grade and then he quit to find work to help his mother support
Before the age of 20, he worked on the WPA building bridges with rocks and
cranes. He could do math in his head so he was the time keeper as well as
the site boss.
In 1939, he married Dorothy Mize of Pawnee City. They began farming in
Pawnee County and raised eight children.
Charles believed in higher education.
Five of his eight children attended college even though he only had a dry
land farm and dairy cows to earn his living.
He believed in helping others, especially neighbors and friends. He helped
take care of his mother and three elderly aunts when they lived in Pawnee
City. He would go if anyone asked for help and then return to do his work.
He believed in finishing any job that you started, even if you were hoeing
beans in the dark or picking strawberries.
After he retired from farming he spent his time growing a large garden,
becoming a noted Rosarian, and coon hunting.
Charles touched many lived with his roses. At one time he had 175
rose bushes that bloomed in one summer. He felt working women should start
the week with a rose to make them smile.
His family could not call him on Saturday or Sunday because he was cutting
the roses. You could not call him on Monday because he was delivering
them. After the season was done, he gave away dried rose petals for
Charles is survived by two sons, David
(Wanda) Cary of Alvo and Lawrence
Cary of Socorro, New Mexico; four daughters,
Juanita Wesseler of Indianapolis, Indiana, Nadine
Cary of Summers, Arkansas, Carol (Craig)
Thompson of Dunning and Donna (Steve) Ross of Dickinson, Texas;
daughters-in-law Rose Cary of Bonduel,
Wisconsin, Judith Cary of Kent, Washington and
Ruth Cary of Houston, Texas; 34
grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; two sons,
Charles Jr. and Jerome ?Jerry?; his
parents; one brother, Bill; and two sisters, Alice Tupa and Lillie Fischer
and brothers-in-law, Chas Tupa and Ernest Fischer
Custer County Chief
May 12, 2006
- Dorothy P. (Mize) Cary
Born - July 27,
1917 - Nebraska
Died - January 14,
Pawnee City, Pawnee, Nebraska
Father - Jasper R.
Mize - Born 1881 - Missouri
Mother - Mary E.
Mize - Born 1896- Nebraska
- Juanita P. (Cary) Wesseler
Born - 1939 - Nebraska
- David Cary
Wife - Wanda Cary
Born - 1943- Nebraska
- Nadine Louise
Born - August 13, 1944
Pawnee City, Nebraska
- Carol (Cary) Thompson
Husband - Craig Thompson
- Donna (Cary) Ross
Husband - Steve Ross
Born -January 23, 1884 -
Jamestown, Cloud County, Kansas
Married - March 30, 1908 - Wallace
Died - September 26, 1926 -
Alinda Jane (Gordon)
Born - April1889- Iowa
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