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08/17/2013 - Zackory Muma

 
Funeral Services for Zackory Charles Muma, age 19, of Chadron, will be Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron.
 
 
Zackory Charles Muma passed away on August 7, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
 
Zackory Muma was born December 28, 1993 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Lee C. Muma and Crystal R. Gibson. Their journey as a family led them from Lincoln to Sterling, Colorado, and then to Chadron, Nebraska.
 
Zack attended Eastward Elementary and Chadron Middle School and graduated from Chadron High School in 2012. He began attending Chadron State College and was looking forward to the start of his sophomore year. He double majored in Art and Geoscience. He was active in the Art department and enjoyed working and helping out at The Student Center, specifically The Pit.
 
Early in life he learned the art of Shotokan and developed a passion for martial arts. He had a great interest in photography and spent many hours taking pictures of nature, people, and anything that his camera could focus on. Zack loved creating drawings, paintings, computer graphics, sculptures, and mixed media pieces. He loved the outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, and playing Magic: the Gathering, Minecraft, and many other games. He was an innovator, creator, and artist.
 
Zack’s Lakota Sioux heritage was central to his character and he was proud to be Native American.
 
Zack was a friend to everyone and had an incredibly kind heart. He was happiest when spending time with loved ones and was outstandingly loyal. He touched the lives of many people.
 
Immediate Survivors:
 
Mother: Crystal Gibson of Chadron, NE.
 
Father: Lee Muma and step-mother Kay Yauney of Chadron, NE.
 
Step-brother: Brock Yauney of Chadron, NE
 
Step-sister: Jenae Wooldridge of Chadron, NE
 
Grandfather: Keith Dean of Colorado Springs, CO.
Grandfather and Grandmother: Tom and Vana Bannan of Chadron, NE
Grandfather and Grandmother: Maurice “Tony” and Bonnie Gibson of Rogers, AK
Grandfather and Grandmother: Tom and Loretta Cook of Chadron, NE;
Grandmothers: Darlene Eagle Louse and Genevieve Chase in Winter of Oglala, South Dakota and Beverly Corbine of Rapid City, SD;
Great-grandmother Lauraine “Shorty” Moore from Olathe, Colorado;
Great-grandmother Anna Gibson of Ashburn, Georgia;
Great-Grandmother Beatrice Weasel Bear of Slim Buttes, South Dakota;
Great-uncle Van Bass Jr. of Helena, Montana;
 
Uncle Rick Gibson of Rogers, Arkansas;
Uncle Ty (Kara) Muma and cousins Mark, Chad, Jaxon and Payton Muma all of Parker, Colorado;
Uncle Raymond (Valerie) Ferris and cousins Clayton Vickers and Drake Ferris of North Platte, Nebraska;
Aunt Jennifer (Greg) Morphis and cousin Aiden Morphis of Benton, Arkansas;
Uncle William (Atsuko) Gibson of Seattle, Washington;
Uncle Miles (Amanda) Bannan and cousin Finn Bannan of Chadron, Nebraska;
Aunt Elizabeth (Michael) Kirbey and cousin Carter Kirbey of Chadron, Nebraska;
And his faithful feline companion Obbie.
 
He was preceded in death by: his grandmother Rita Moore Dean, grandfather Charles Muma, great-grandfather and great-grandmother Robert and Delora Bannan, great-grandfather and great-grandmother Van Verner Bass, Sr. and Dorothy Bass, and great-grandfather Pete Gibson.
 
A memorial has been established. Donations can be sent to the First National Bank of North Platte in the name of Zackory Charles Muma Memorial Art Scholarship Fund.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.
 
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

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