Chambers — Mae Rockford, 91, of Chambers died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at Country Lane Retirement Village in O'Neill.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers. Social distancing is encouraged.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at the cemetery in Chambers. Pastors Mike Durre and Linda Lambert will officiate.

Pallbearers are Mae's grandsons Aaron Jackson, Brent Thompson, Brian Thompson, Steven Jones, Shawn Myers, Aaron Rockford, Alec Rockford, Joshua Keyes, Matthew Marcellus and Marcus Marcellus.

Honorary pallbearers are Mae's granddaughters Melinda Thompson, Mandi Thompson, Anita Lee, Kristy Williams, Alicia Rotherham, Torey Keyes, Emily Rowse and Trisha Ruzek.

Burial will be in the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers.

Memorials may be made to the Chambers Community Foundation in Chambers.

Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson is in charge of the arrangements.

Mae was born Sept. 19, 1930 to Harry and Irene (DeHart) Scott in Chambers. 

She was united in marriage to Alton Rockford on Jan. 14, 1949 in O’Neill. They lived and worked around the Butte and Atkinson areas for 1 ½ years before moving south of Chambers where they were ranchers and raised the family.  

Mae enjoyed working outdoors, gardening, upholstery work and was seen walking many miles along the country roads.

Mae was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chambers and taught Sunday school for many years.

Mae is survived by her six daughters Betty Jackson of Omaha, Carolyn Thompson of Weeping Water, Beverly Jones of Lathrop, MO, Charlotte (Gaylaird) Myers of O’Neill, Shirley (Scott) Keyes of Inman and Nadine (Dwain) Marcellus of Atkinson; one son Harold Rockford of Chambers; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one sister Ruth (Milan) Welke of Ewing.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Rockford; her parents Harry and Irene Scott; three brothers Frank Scott, Robert Scott and Thomas Scott; and two sons-in-law Thomas Jackson and David Jones.          


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