Arylis Maxine Huebert of Henderson, Nebraska died on December 21, 2023 at the age of 89. Arylis was born August 17, 1934 to Raymond and Esther (Goesch) Salmen on a farm in Fillmore County, NE. She was fourth of six children. She and her siblings attended Fillmore County District 8 country school. She enjoyed school and said “that made all the difference. She received the highest grade in history in Fillmore County as an 8th grader. After her freshman year at Sutton high school, her family moved to the Blue River farm in York County. She attended Henderson Community School, graduating at age 16. After staying at home for a year as a “mom’s helper,” she convinced her parents that she should go to college. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. There was no room in the dorms, so she and several women from Sutton shared an apartment. In addition to school, Arylis worked in the payroll office of the Elgin Watch Company in Lincoln.
During her high school years she met and began dating Denton Huebert. They were engaged during Denton’s second year serving his 1W service in Denver, CO and married September 5, 1954 in Sutton, Nebraska. Arylis and Denton lived in Denver for a short time before moving to Henderson where they lived the remainder of their married life. They had three children: Kimberly, Karla and Kory. As a child, Arylis was involved with 4-H and continued this tradition with her daughters. She and Denton loved music and encouraged all their children to take piano lessons and be involved in church and school music.
Arylis was a member of Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson and especially in her later years, enjoyed attending the Women’s Ministry programs. She also was involved with the Henderson Hospital Auxiliary.
Arylis was preceded in death by her husband, Denton Huebert (in 2003), parents, Raymond and Esther Salmen and siblings, Lorna (Russell) Dickensheet, Elaine (James) Ekstrand, Maurice (Doris) Salmen, Velma (Jerry) Greenfield and brother-in-law, Dale Traudt.
She is survived by her sister, Joleen Traudt of LaVista, Nebraska, children Kimberly (Nathan Miller) Pace of Greeley, Colorado, Karla (Charles) Block of Henderson, Nebraska and Dr Kory (Kathryn) Huebert of Eugene, Oregon. Grandchildren are Kristin (Jason) Klipp, Ryan (Katie) Pace, and Dr Jason Pace, all of Greeley, Colorado, Adam Block of Wichita, Kansas, Dr Amber Block of Kansas City, Kansas and Alex Block of Auburn, Nebraska. Great grandchildren are Kamden, Kayden and Kinsley Klipp of Greeley, Colorado.
The family would like to thank the staff at Henderson Hospital, Rosewood Court and Legacy Square for the compassionate care provided to her during her later years.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson with the Reverend Chelsea Vaught officiating. No viewing or visitation as it was Arylis’s wish to be cremated. Private inurnment to be held in the Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Henderson Health Care Foundation.