Dr. Harold Pumphrey - October 18, 2012Harold Michael Pumphrey MD, 63, of Lincoln, formerly of Hebron, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at the United Methodist Church in Hebron at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. Inurnment will be in Hebron City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Thayer County Health Services or to the University of Kansas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Hebron Memorial Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Harold M. Pumphrey was a physician, beloved father and grandfather. The son of Dwight and Patricia (Preston) Pumphrey, he was born Aug. 13, 1949 in Aurora, where he attended grade school before moving to Hebron in 1961 for junior high and high school. He earned his B.S. in biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, then his M.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and finished his residency at the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation in Lincoln. He married Janice Rihn in 1970 and in 1980 he moved back to Hebron to open the newly-created medical clinic and serve as the town’s primary doctor, a role which he filled until 1996 when he accepted a faculty position at LMEF.
Hal’s interest included flying and travel, doing both as much as he was able, but his real passion was for his family. Whatever they loved, he loved.
He is survived by his parents, two daughters, Alyssa (Robert) Kallal of Longmont, Colo. and Holly (Michael) Wagner of Centennial, Colo.; two sons, Cary (Rebecca)Pumphrey of Chicago, Ill. and Drew Pumphrey of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Miles and Ellery Kallal of Longmont, Colo., and Everett and Madeleine Pumphrey of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Roger (Lisa) Pumphrey of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Greg (Sue) Pumphre of Hebron; our nieces, Danielle Pumphrey of Anna, Ill., Rachelle Pumphrey of Kearney, Hether Cahill of Brookline, Mass. and Caitlin Brunton of Haverhill, Mass., and friends.