Delores E. Daily, 92, of Oshkosh, passed away Saturday evening, October 1, 2022 at the Regional West Garden County Nursing Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Oshkosh with Pastor Scotty Ray officiating. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed.
Memorials can be made in Delores’ name to the Regional West Garden County Foundation- Nursing Home.
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Dailey family.
Delores Elaine Wymore Dailey was born September 25, 1930 to Stanley and Ethel Wymore at their home north of Lewellen. The family moved to Arthur County where she attended school until eighth grade in 1942. She lived with her paternal grandparents, Oliver and Marguerite Stedry, to attend high school, graduating in 1947 with honors. She was awarded a scholarship in Oberlin School of Music in Ohio for her musical ability. She worked at McCormac’s Variety Store at age 13, then Thompson’s Drugstore until the spring of 1947. She worked at Miller’s Super Market when it first opened, then at the Garden County Clerk’s Office. She worked for Dr. Willard Seng from October 1947 until her marriage to William R. (Bill) Dailey on November 22, 1948. They lived on the family farm near Lisco where Bill was born. Five daughters joined the family, Sue Ann Blain, Judy Lynn Kennedy, Cinda Lu Kent, Debra Jo Adams and Nancy Elaine Bramlett. Bill was injured in December 1959 and passed away in February 1966 from complications of this accident.
Her eighteen years in the Lisco area were busy with family and community activities. She held many offices in St. Gall Alter Society, PTA and renewed the Girl Scout Organization in Garden County. She was the stage director of the original Ash Hollow Centennial Pageant in July 1967 held onsite at Ash Hollow with a cast of over 1,000 from five surrounding counties. This pageant triggered the State of Nebraska to designate this area as a State Park.
She returned to work in Dr. Seng’s office in 1963 until moving to Bridgeport in 1968 where she was employed at the Heritage Nursing Home and the Community Hospital. She moved to Pueblo, CO where she worked in an OB-GYN clinic for 3 years. She moved with her youngest daughter to Greeley, CO in 1974 where she began employment with Dr. Mylan Van Newkirk, an ophthalmologist originally from Oshkosh NE. She moved with Dr. Van Newkirk’s practice to Scottsbluff, NE in 1978 and continued monthly visits to patients in the panhandle area. She moved to Laramie, WY in 1981 working in the Laramie Eye Clinic until moving to Los Angeles in 1984 to work in the Advanced Sight Medical Group Ophthalmology practice. During her 30 plus years in Ophthalmology she attended many classes and seminars, receiving certification assistant, scrub nurse, Retinal Angiographer, Professional Coder and Administrator. She enjoyed working with a Community Theatre Group designing and making costumes in the Los Angeles area. She retired from this practice in 1995 and moved to Sun City AZ where she joined an Ophthalmology Consulting Group from Upland, California, traveling throughout the United States teaching and training Ophthalmologists and personnel in Medicare billing, assisting and photography procedures.
She joined the Barnett Delaney & Perkins Ophthalmology Group in Arizona with Clinics and Surgery Centers in seven locations in Arizona as Quality Assurance Director from 1998 to 2001 when she retired to Oshkosh purchasing her Aunt Madeline Rentzch’s home next door to her sister, Ardeen McCord. She worked with the Garden County Health Services in the billing department for two years.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, her parents, husband, Bill, brother-in-law, Bob McCord, son-in-law, Jack Kent, great-grandson Calvary Timmerman, and sisters-in-law, Mildred Gardner and Corky Carroll.
She leaves behind daughters; Sue (Tom) Blain, Judy (Tom) Kennedy, Cinda Kent, Deb (Wayne) Adams, Nancy (Danny) Bramlett, twelve grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, sister, Ardeen McCord, sister-in-law, Dorothy Guenin-Curfman and numerous nieces and nephews.