Former County Clerk Vera Dulaney passes away Friday

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GERING, Neb. Former County Clerk for Scotts Bluff County, Vera Dulaney, passes away Friday at the Heritage Estates in Gering.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held at the Gering Civic Center on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. They ask visitors to wear Husker red attire. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

According to the Gering Memorial Chapel Obituary, Dulaney was born on September 24, 1934 and raised in Lodi, Wisconsin.

Dulaney attended Lodi High School and Kendall College where she studied music and art.

She was an accomplished soprano soloist and pianist throughout her high school and college years.

She met and married Edward Dulaney in the late 1950's.

The couple lived in Danville, Illinois before moving to Western Nebraska so Ed could pursue crop dusting.

After Ed’s passing in 1979, Vera set her sights on public service.

She was elected Scotts Bluff County Clerk in 1982 and remained in office until her retirement in December of 2018.

During her years as a public servant, she mentored many other clerks and received the County Official of the Year Award and numerous other honors.

She was affectionately known by the County Commissioners as the “Sixth Commissioner”.

Closed casket visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, July 18 at Gering Memorial Chapel.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held at the Gering Civic Center on July 19 at 1:30 p.m.

They ask visitors to wear Husker red attire.

Vera is survived by son Daniel and his wife Beckie Lana-Dulaney of Odgen, UT, son Micheal Dulaney of Lincoln, NE, daughter Kathleen of Gering, NE, grandson Bryan Dulaney of Lincoln, granddaughter Treva Dulaney of Ogden, UT, grandson Payton Welfl of Gering, as well as her brother-in-law Ken Neis and four nephews, Doug, Dave, Kevin and Jeff Neis and their wives and children.