|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1929|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 2010|
Emily Brooks (Matzke) Neu, 80, of Cozad, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Cozad, Nebraska.
She was born September 25, 1929 at Ogden, Utah. She grew up and lived with her mother, father, and brothers and sisters in Ogden until the family moved to Englewood, Colorado in 1942. While in Ogden, Emily, her mother, and brothers and sisters played in the Salvation Army Band. She graduated from Englewood High School in 1947.
Emily met Warren Richard "Dick" Matzke during high school and they were married on May 25, 1947. Dick and Emily were in the ministry as pastor and wife for almost 30 years. Emily was his loving, faithful, supportive wife of 38 years until Dick's death in 1985 while pastor of the Berean Church in Lexington, Nebraska, which they served for almost 18 years.
Emily married Cecil Neu in 1996 and moved to Sumner, Nebraska. She was married to Cecil until his death in 2008.
Emily loved to play golf and did so until April, 2004, when she moved to Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala because of Alzheimer's disease. She moved in February of 2006 to Golden Living Center in Cozad, Nebraska where she resided until she went home to Heaven on March 7, 2010.
Emily is survived by two sons: Richard & Mary Matzke of Ellis, Kansas
Pastor Russell & Claudine Matzke of Walsh, Colorado
One daughter: Pam & Mark Carlton of Colby, Kansas
Grandchildren: Matthew Matzke, Andrew Matzke, Jason Carlton, Wendy Geschwentner, Benjamin Matzke, Blake Matzke, and Tiffiny Carlton.
Two sisters: Beverly Robinson of Denver, Colorado
Jeannine DeGarmo of Rocksboro Park, Colorado
Thirteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Monroe Brooks and Donald Brooks; her husbands, Warren Richard "Dick" Matzke and Cecil Neu; by her sister-in-law, Aline Brooks and by her niece, "Jenny".
W. R. Matzke (1928 - 1985)
Cecil Lawrence Neu (1920 - 2008)*
Created by: CPR
Record added: Mar 08, 2010
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