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Dorothy Layton

Dorothy Ellen Layton (Boyd)

Wednesday, October 1st, 1924 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Dorothy Ellen Layton, 95, of Gering, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at The Residency Care Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation. Her graveside memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, May 18, 2020 at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with Pastor Joe Petersen officiating. Memorials in Dorothy’s honor may be made in care of Festival of Hope, West-Way Christian Church or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made by viewing Dorothy’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Dorothy was born October 1, 1924 in Lusk, WY to John and Edith (Stevens) Boyd. She grew up with 8 siblings. She graduated high school from Morrill, NE and then college from University of Northern Colorado with a teaching degree. She taught school in Gering, NE for over 40 years. While teaching, she met and married Oliver (Bill) Layton. They made their home in Gering and raised their family there. She was a member of AAUW for many years and also West-Way Christian Church in Scottsbluff.

She is survived by her husband Oliver (Bill) Layton; son Steve Layton; nephews Robert (Nancy) Plummer and Ron (Joleen) Schreiner; and many other nieces and nephews.

Her parents, 6 sisters, 2 brothers, and other loving family and friends preceded her in death.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 11:00am
    West Lawn Cemetery
    Pastor Joe Petersen
  • Interment

    West Lawn Cemetery
    1100 Cemetery Road Hwy 92
    GERING, NE 69341
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Erin Reavis Reed

Posted at 02:45pm
I missed this until now. Mrs. Layton was my 5th grade teacher and she was the sweetest lady! A huge Thomas Jefferson fan as I recall. Hello to Mr. Layton, an equally sweet man. Love and condolences - Erin Reavis Reed

Marsha Green

Posted at 01:27pm
Dorothy was my co-teacher when we moved to Gering in 1976. She was an excellent first grade teacher and a wonderful mentor to me as I was only 4 years in to my teaching career. I appreciate all that she did for me to this day. She was a gift to education and a kind and caring woman. Our deepest sympathy. Mike and Marsha Green

Ellen (Baker) Ritchey

Posted at 05:51am
Ron and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Bill, and to your family. May the God of all comfort comfort you at this time while you are separated from this very special lady. She was a presence in so many of my years at the Church at Bryant and then WWCC. I loved seeing you both and will miss Mrs. Layton. Blessings and love to you.

Alice Reuter

Posted at 04:23pm
To Dorothy's family,
I enjoyed knowing Dorothy, a long time teacher friend. She touched the lives of many and will always be remembered as a fine educator. Our community benefited greatly from her service.
In more recent years, I have fond memories of our coffee time together.

In deep sympathy,

Alice Walters Reuter

Bruce and Donna Bennett

Posted at 11:32pm
Mr. Layton,
I am so very sorry to hear of your wifes passing. May the wonderful memories you hold in your heart give you strength. Heaven is for real and we will be reunited at Father God's calling. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher of mine and allowing me to be your student aid my Senior year at Gering High School. Class of 1982:-)
Friends always in Jesus Christ,
Donna (Acker) and Bruce Bennett
Kyle, Texas

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