Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Vicki Nation



Owyhee Avalanche

January 10, 2007

            Lawrence L. ‘Toby’ Nation

            Lawrence L. “Toby” Nation, 90, of Gering, Nebraska, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at Heritage Estates in Gering.

            A memorial service was held 2:30 P.M., Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Heritage Estates Chapel in Gering with Pastor Jon Heatwole officiating.

            Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice and Scottsbluff Church of Christ Non-Instrumental.

            Toby was born August 13, 1916, in Warren, Oklahoma, to Henry and Vina (Bailey) Nation. He grew up and attended school in Oklahoma and moved to California in 1936. He served in the United States Navy from October 2, 1942 to November 2, 1945. He married Byrna Lou Hutchinson in 1943. They had two children, a daughter Vickie and a son Danny. They moved to a farm near Homedale, Idaho, in the late 1950s, where they farmed for a number of years. They later divorced. In 1979, he married Myrtle (Mitchell) Clements and moved to Gering where he resided until his death.

            Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Nation of Gering, daughter, Vickie White of Worland, Wyoming; stepchildren Mary Kirstine of Garden Valley, Idaho and Elsie Sprague of Richland, Missouri and Jim Walker of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and son Danny Nation.


Byrna Lou Hutchinson Nation

            Byrna Nation was born in 1920 and was last known to reside in Worland, Wyoming.