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 Richard Gordon Briney

Richard Gordon Briney

Birth
Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas, USA
Death 18 Oct 1998 (aged 71)
Beaver Crossing, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Beaver Crossing, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 6333663 · View Source
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Richard G. Briney, 71, of Beaver Crossing, died at his home Sunday, October 18, 1998 after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 9. 1927 at Beloit, Kansas, the second child of Ernest D. and Dorothy V. (Waybright) Briney. The family settled in York where Dick attended school until he joined the US Navy at the age of 16, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during WWII. On Feb. 16, 1951 he was united in marriage to Virginia Cummins and to this union three children, Pat, Robert, and Deb were born. On February 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Helen Richardson, bringing three more children, Dorie, Robert, and Ed into the family. And, to this union, an additional son, Rick, was born.
After serving nine years in the Navy, Dick began his 31 year railroad career with the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad which, in 1971, became known as the Burlington Northern Railroad. Dick retired in 1984, as an Assistant Supervisor for work equipment. He and his family then settled in Beaver Crossing after more than 30 years as a "bunkcar" family, traveling with Richard to his many areas of work. After his retirement, Dick continued his love for the railroad by collecting railroad memorabilia. He also collected advertisement coffee cups and has 3,000 without a duplicate. Dick also enjoyed working in his garden, farming, and working in his garage.
Dick was a member of the America Legion Holmes Post #178, Beaver Crossing, and VFW #131, Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Beaver Crossing, children and spouses, Dorie Wagner, Waco; Pat (Jim) Redinger, Lincoln; Robert Morava, Exeter; Ed (Lee) Morava, Bob Briney, Deb (Randy) Banks all of Beaver Crossing and Rick (Linda) Briney, Phillipsburg, Kansas, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brothers, Duane Briney, Lincoln and Jim (Pauline) Briney, Huntington, CT, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Virginia, grandson, Marc Banks, and sister, Ruth Davis. Dick also enjoyed working in his garden, farming, and working in his garage.
Dick was a member of the America Legion Holmes Post #178, Beaver Crossing, and VFW #131, Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, Beaver Crossing, children and spouses, Dorie Wagner, Waco; Pat (Jim) Redinger, Lincoln; Robert Morava, Exeter; Ed (Lee) Morava, Bob Briney, Deb (Randy) Banks all of Beaver Crossing and Rick (Linda) Briney, Phillipsburg, Kansas, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brothers, Duane Briney, Lincoln and Jim (Pauline) Briney, Huntington, CT, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Virginia, grandson, Marc Banks, and sister, Ruth Davis.

Bio by: Ron and Ann Miller White


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  • Created by: Dorie Winchester
  • Added: 9 Apr 2002
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Gordon Briney (9 Apr 1927–18 Oct 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6333663, citing Beaver Crossing Cemetery, Beaver Crossing, Seward County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Dorie Winchester (contributor 42117855) .