Lilly May Epke, age 82 of North Platte, passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Home. Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lonnie McDonald 67, of Englewood, FL passed away at his residence July 1, 2016. Lonnie previously resided in North Platte, NE area for 40 years. Lonnie worked in law enforcement in Lincoln and Dawson counties for 39 years before retiring in 2013. During Lonnie’s law enforcement career he especially enjoyed his work as an investigator, and enjoyed his job every day. He spoke highly of his superiors and his colleagues, often saying they were his “family” he saw every day. Lonnie had a passion for fishing, golfing and hunting. He also enjoyed the challenge of renovating homes he had purchased. His one dream was to see a Masters Tournament in person. He fulfilled those dreams in 2014 and again in 2015, this time attending with his nephew, Kelly Hammer. Lonnie was born July 30, 1948 to Franklln H and Loretta E (Johnson) McDonald. He was raised in the Laurel area until his graduation in 1966. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Grand Island, NE in 1976.
Lonnie is survived by his three daughters; Shawn (Lockwood) Meier of Brandon, MN; Erin (Lockwood) Okerlund and husband Skip, also of Brandon, MN; Amy ( McDonald) -Longmore of Kearney, NE; and one son, Joshua McDonald of Cozad, NE; and 12 grandchildren; his sister Lynette “Nettie”( McDonald ) Hammer of Coleridge, NE; nephew Kelly Hammer also of Coleridge, NE; and nieces Angela (Hammer) Johnson and husband Chris, of Hartington, NE; Cheri (McDonald) Polenske and husband Stan, of Waverly, NE; and Cristy (McDonald) Jorgensen and husband Jason, of Wayne, NE; brother-in-law Roger Hammer and sister-in-law Karen McDonald both of Wayne, NE. Several great nieces and nephews, as well as cousins.
Lonnie is proceeded in death by his parents in 1988 and 1989; and brother, LaVerle (Curly) McDonald in 2005. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, July 22, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel . Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com Graveside services will be held at a later date at Concord, NE.
Evelyn G. “Ralph” Campbell, 89, of Springfield, MO formerly of North Platte passed away July 6, 2016 in Springfield. She was born May 12, 1927 in Healing Springs, Arkansas to Jay Hugh Buck and Sallie Ann (Morgan) Shook.
The family moved to Iowa where Evelyn attended school. She worked in banking for a while, and was the chief operator in North Platte for the Bell Telephone Company. She met Alvin W. Campbell and the two were united in marriage November 3, 1968 in Omaha, NE. The couple lived in North Platte, Omaha, Pocatello, ID, and Salt Lake City, UT, retired to Sun City, AZ, then to Rogues, AR, and finally Springfield, MO.
Ralph volunteered at hospitals in the cities where she lived. She played the organ, sang, and was a good yodeler. She enjoyed singing at rodeos with her sister, had a great sense of humor, and was lots of fun.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin Campbell of Springfield, MO; children, Kevin (Maggie) Summers of Omaha, NE, Kathy (Dave) Perry of Essex, IA, and Tom (Joyce) Campbell of Ridgedale, MO; 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved pet, Meko.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Alex Pacheco; and her siblings, Theodore, George, Hugh, and Audrey.
Memorials may be made in her memory and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Reverend Tim Eighmy officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Jay Beed, age 47, of North Platte, NE, went to Heaven on Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver, CO.
Ricky was born October 17, 1968, to Richard Everet and Donneita Kay (Dimmitt) Beed in North Platte where he grew up. Ricky attended North Platte High School and worked at Whitaker’s Furniture with his dad. He later moved to Alda, NE where he worked with his uncle. Ricky loved his kids, music and drawing.
He is survived by his dad, Richard Beed, sister, Tammy (Rick) Fletcher, and children, Elizabeth (Corey) Hoskins, Jessy and Tyler Daigger, all of North Platte, and Charlotte (Jesse) Hazen, of Wellfleet, NE; three grandchildren, Nakita, Kami and Jesse, Jr.; two nieces; a nephew; and other family and his friends.
Ricky was preceded in death by his momma; maternal and paternal grandparents; and aunts and uncles.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Robert L. Flint, 74 of Arnold passed away Sunday, July 10 at his home in Arnold.
Services will be held Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:30am at 1st Baptist Church in Arnold. Inturment will be in Arnold Cemetary.
Memorials are suggested to Arnold Fire & Rescue or 1st Baptist Church.
Booksigning will be Thursday from 1-7p at Arnold Funeral Home. The casket will be closed for viewing.
Raymond L. “Ray” Smith, age 76 of North Platte, passed away July 7, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village following a courageous battle with cancer.
Ray was born in Paxton, NE on July 18, 1939 to Raymond and Agnes (Sedlacek) Smith. He later made his home in North Platte where he married Sharon Fisher. To this union was born two sons and four daughters. On May 27, 1978 he married the love of his life, Joan Larsen-Knox. He made his living throughout the years as a mechanic, roofer, road worker, and heating and air conditioning sheet metal worker. In his early years he spent his time hunting, fishing, and camping with his friends and family.
Ray is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joan, of North Platte; sons, Jim (Lori) Smith, Ted Knox (Dee); daughters, Karen (Ron) Hepler, Judy (Tom) Hanna, Chris Gifford, and Jackie (Jeff) Kelley; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings, Coleen Savage, Merril Smith, Anita Brooks, and Donald (Velma) Smith; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sisters; his infant son Raymond; and granddaughter Melissa Diehl.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Reverend C.P. Varghese officiating. Burial will follow at North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday July 12, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Ann Trego departed this life on July 6, 2016 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska.
Terry was born on August 28, 1938 in Gothenburg, Nebraska. In 1956 Terry graduated from Brady High School as the Valedictorian and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Education and a minor in English from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1960.
Born with “perfect pitch” and an innate talent for music, Terry performed on the piano and sang from an early age. Reading and composing music came easily for Terry and she won numerous awards for music excellence, including superior marks at District All State Music competitions.
In addition to possessing a gift for music, Terry was an avid reader and an intellect. Upon entering college, Terry received the coveted Board of Regents Scholarship to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1956.
In 1960 Terry married Gary and they lived on the Trego Ranch until 1970. Together they had two children, daughter Traci and son Casey. Terry and Gary were married for over 55 years and lived what many called a storybook love affair. Terry was always ambitious and very busy – teaching music and English at Sutherland High School and then Madison Junior High School until 1970.
From the ranch, Terry and Gary then started Trego Aviation in 1963 and Terry helped to build the company for more than 50 years. Terry’s dedication to her family and the business has been the bedrock upon which the company has been built.
Terry is survived by: Husband Gary Trego; Daughter, Traci Trego Dugan (Vincent), Grandson, Matthew Case Dugan, Granddaughter, Mia Mackenzie Dugan. Son, Casey G. Trego (Marcia), Grandson Chase Shelton Trego, Grandson Carson Stone Trego. Sister, Allegra Penington (Chuck), Niece, Ashley Tartier (Andre), Nephew Logan Penington. Brother, Malcolm Smith (Cindy), Nephew George Smith (Kim), Niece Elizabeth Berkland (Justin) Niece Sarah Bryant (Eric) Nephew Chester Smith (Andra).
The family will miss Terry. She was a rock. May she rest in peace.
Memorials are suggested to the Great Plains Health Care Foundation and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Nofel officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 8, and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday July 9 and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday July 10 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Genevieve Campbell age 89 of Springfield, MO, passed away on July 6, 2016. Funeral arrangements are pending at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home.
Robert (Bob) Rogers departed this life June 30, 2016 in Mullen, NE. He was born October 1, 1933 to Andrew and Mary Bogart Rogers and raised in the New York City Borough of Queens.
After completing High school he was drafted into the Army and served at Fort Richardson Alaska during the Korean War. On May 25, 1959, he married Joan Macke in Mullen, NE. To this union 4 children were born. Bob was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the American Legion. Bob was in partnership with his brother-in-law running Macke’s grocery until his retirement. He was a fan of high school sports, especially wrestling and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife Joan, children Roxanne (Doug) Nellor of MO, Rhonda (Todd) Hoyt of Overton, Mitchell (Alicia) of CO, Matthew (Kaylyn) of Kearney, eleven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother and 1 grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 5, at 10 am MDT at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mullen. Burial will follow at Cedarview Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #109, Mullen.
Rosary will be held at 7 pm MDT at St. Mary’s on Monday. Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 5 pm MDT with the family being present from 4 to 5 pm MDT.
Memorials are to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen.
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Eau Claire Dewey, 77 of North Platte, passed away June 29, 2016 at his home. He was born June 18, 1939 to Eau Claire and Marge (Crawford) Dewey at Ansley, NE. Marvin attended school at Brady Public Schools, graduating in 1957. Marvin was proud to be part of the 1957 State High School Championship Basketball Team. After graduation, he entered in the United States Navy and proudly served his nation. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Marvin was united in marriage to Janice Whipple on December 4, 1961. To this union 3 children were born, Tamela Jo, Kandi Kae and James Lee. In his early years, he helped his father run the Lincoln Highway Garage in Brady. After moving to North Platte, Marvin then worked for Sears, as a Television Service Tech, and then as an Electrician for Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 2004. Marvin was a master mechanic, electrician and carpenter, and enjoyed time tinkering in his shop repairing or building appliances, motors or furniture for family and friends. He enjoyed storytelling to his children and grandchildren of hunting and fishing excursions in his younger days. One of his greatest accomplishments was facing cancer with courage, and without fear or complaint. The lasting legacy he leaves his family and friends, is that even in our darkest hours, muster the strength to face each challenge with faith and hope. Loved ones will especially miss his knowledge about so many things mechanical, he truly could fix or build about anything. Marvin is survived by his wife, Janice Dewey; children, Kandi Kae (Mark) Bailey and James Lee Dewey; grandchildren, Brent Scott, Landon (Chelsea) and Jordan (Kelsey Ohlson) Bailey and Jamie Jolee Dewey; great granddaughter, Jaci Ann Bailey; a sister, Sue (Don) House; aunt, Joyce Dewey; brother and sisters-in-law, Tom (Jeannie) Whipple and Marlene Myers; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Tamela Jo; a grandson, Garrett Ryan Bailey; a brother-in-law, Ed Myers. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Memorials are suggested to Make A Wish Foundation. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the funeral home with military honors. Marvin had requested casual dress to the services. Cremation will follow. A private family burial at the Gaslin Cemetery near Brady will be at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.