Plains Edition Obituaries 3-31-12
Burton N. Beck, 86, of Gothenburg, Neb., passed away March 24, 2012, at Linden Court in North Platte, Neb.
He was born on January 5, 1926, in Gothenburg, Neb., son of Nels and May (Ostergard) Beck.
Burton grew up on the family farm north of Gothenburg, Neb., and attended Southwest Custer County grade school. He graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1943. After graduation, Burton lived in Gothenburg, Neb., and Fremont, Neb. He then moved north of Gothenburg, Neb.,
Burton married Leila Johansen on March 26, 1950, at North Platte, Neb. To this union four children were born, Debra, Kenneth, Timmy and Tammy.
Burton was a farmer and rancher and a seed corn dealer. He was a member of the New Hope Evangelical Free Church, the Gothenburg Chamber and a school board member for District 284. Burton enjoyed attending church, going to his grandchildren’s activities and visiting
He is survived by his loving wife, Leila; daughters, Debra (Arlan) Jamieson, of Wichita, Kan., and Tammy (Larry) Paulsen, of Cozad, Neb.; sons, Kenneth (Kelli) Beck, of Gothenburg, Neb., and Timmy (SueAnn) Beck, of Wichita, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews; and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and May Beck; brothers, Kenneth and Orville; sisters, Fern, Violet and Verna.
Memorial services were held March 30, 2012 at Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg, Neb.
Burial followed at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1500 S 70th Street, Suite 201 Lincoln, Neb., 68506; American Diabetes Association, 14216 Dayton Circle, Suite 6, Omaha, Neb., 68137; New Hope EV Free Church, Gothenburg, Neb., 69138.
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Herschel Dean Moore, 97, of Tryon, Neb., passed away March 23, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, Neb.
He was born on June 8, 1914, to Arthur B. and Jennie A. Adamson Moore on the ranch at Moore, Neb. In 1923 the family moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., because of his dad’s health. They moved to Riverside, Calif., in 1925 where he graduated from Riverside High School in 1933 with a Journeyman’s Degree in Carpentry. The family moved back to the original homestead north of Tryon, Neb., in 1933.
On June 7, 1934, Herschel married Nona Elsie Bassett in Julesburg, Colo., and they moved on to his granddad’s place, The Moore Ranch. They lived there for over 79 years. In 1954 they lost their beloved son, Robert Dean Moore, to the polio epidemic. In the early 1950s, Herschel put down many stock wells and in 1960s he established pivot irrigation in the area. While living on a ranch, he loved his mules but hated riding a horse and was handy at fixing just about anything.
Herschel was baptized in the Christian Church in California and a former member of the Tryon United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Herschel was an avid sports fan and he and Nona enjoyed supporting all the activities of their grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Don (Carol) Moore, of Tryon, Neb.; five grandchildren, Kerri (Tony) Miller, Marty (Les) Griess, Rusty (Jennifer) Moore, Jeff (Rayan) Moore and Justin (Bri) Moore; 16 great-grandchildren, Taryn and Madisyn Miller, Nathan, Ben, Cody and Molly Griess, Lance, Samantha, Clayton and Tierston Moore, Dylan and Dayne Moore, Alex, Kaleb, and Taylor Moore; two sisters-in-law, Rita (Bob) O’Neill, of North Platte, Neb., and Eva Railsback, of Des Moines, Iowa; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nona; a son, Robert Dean Moore; his parents, Arthur and Jennie Moore; and a great-granddaughter, Danika Alyn Moore.
Memorial services were held March 27, 2012, at the Tryon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Miller Cemetery northeast of Tryon, Neb.
Virginia Mae Dustin, 88, of North Platte, Neb., passed away March 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.
Virginia was born July 21, 1923, to Guy Edgar and Blanche Della Harold Bothel at Sedgwick, Colo. She grew up in Julesburg, Colo., and graduated from Julesburg High School in 1941.
On April 18, 1941, Virginia married Lloyd Ellis Dustin in Yuma, Ariz. They lived in San Diego, Calf., before moving to Julesburg, Colo. While Lloyd was in the U.S. Navy, Virginia made her home in Julesburg. After Lloyd’s discharge they continued living in Julesburg until 1948 when they moved to North Platte. Virginia went to work for W.T. Grant Company and later went to business school. She then went to work for Frank’s Farm Equipment Company and retired from there in 1972.
Virginia was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Signet Chapter No. 55 where she served as Worthy Matron in 1972. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 163, Lake Maloney Golf Association, Union Pacific Old Timers and R.S.V.P. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and square dancing.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Marie and husband, Marion Dike of Anselmo, Neb.; a son, Larry James Dustin of Lewisville, N.C.; her daughter-in-law, Christine Dustin of Seoul, Korea; a sister, Lois Chaney of Wheatridge, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Taylor, Christine Dustin, Steve and wife, Amy Dike, Jeffrey and wife, Jennifer Dike, Scott Dustin, Amy Dustin and Mae Jean Dustin; 12 great-grandchildren, Amber Griffor, Trey Griffor, Alijah Dustin, Rebekah Ferguson, Matthew Dustin, Colin Dike, Megan Dike, Jaden Dike, Scott Dike, Madux Dike, Desteny Peck and Dustin Taylor; many nieces, nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; a son, Michael Ellis ‘Mick’ Dustin; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Dustin; her parents, Guy and Blanche Bothel; four sisters, Pauline Caton, Agnes Sandstedt, Eunice Liponovich and Letha Ladd; and her brother, Harland Guy Bothel.
Services were held March 26, 2012, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore.
Burial with Eastern Star Rites will followed in Fort McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell.
Patricia “Pat” Dee Crow, 76, of Arnold, Neb., passed away March 25, 2012 at her home.
She was born August 30, 1935, at the Arnold Hospital to Edgar and Cleo (Spratt) Deterding. She graduated from the Arnold High School in 1953.
Pat married Darrell L. Crow at Arnold, Neb., on May 10, 1953. Four children were born to this union, Penny, Joy, Allen and Cindy.
The first years of their marriage they lived in North Platte, Neb., where she was employed at a jewelry store, before they moved back to Arnold, Neb., in 1954, where they farmed south of town, and in 1955 they moved to what is now the home place.
Pat was a very active member of the Arnold Methodist Church and its UMW, Women in Agriculture, Red Hats and many other clubs. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Pat loved going places, playing cards, having coffee and ice cream with friends, watching her cardinals and enjoying farm life, cattle and crops.
Pat was known for her gift of card giving, her talent of cooking and opinions on subjects that made her happy or she strongly disagreed with. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed in the community but fondly remembered.
She is survived by her four children, Penny (Bob) Allen of Arnold, Neb., Joy Crow of Tryon, Neb., Allen (Angie) Crow of Arnold, Neb., Cindy (Craig) Byar of Castle Rock, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, Mindy (Clark) McConnell of Castle Rock, Colo., Justin (Jailyn) Strasburg of Arnold, Neb., Candi Jo (Tyler) Lewis of Kearney, Neb., Edward (Maura) Allen of St. Paul, Neb., Colby Crow of Tryon, Neb., Robin (Eddie) Leaders of Milwaukee, Wis., Danielle Crow of Omaha, Neb., Jessica and Joshua Jacobsen of Arnold, Neb., Brooke Byar of Castle Rock, Colo., Allison Byar of Houston, Texas, and Zach and Robby Byar of Castle Rock, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren, Tristen and Reed McConnell of Castle Rock, Colo., Piper and Parker Strasburg of Arnold, Neb., Breckyn Lewis of Kearney, Neb., Megan, Michael and Alex Allen of St. Paul, Neb., and Jaiden Byar of Castle Rock, Colo.; a sister, Cammy (John) Amen of Arnold, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Joyce Deterding of Anselmo, Neb., Helen (Gerald) Doris of Kearney, Neb., Mona Crow of Arnold, Neb., Kate (Duane) Henry of Callaway, Neb., Sharon Leonard of North Platte, Neb., and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; parents; brother, Edgar Deterding; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Glenn (Eloise) Walker, and Stanley (Burdette) Deterding; three brothers-in-law, Bill Hickenbottom, Bob Crow and John Leonard.
Memorial services were held March 30, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Arnold, Neb.
Burial was at the Arnold Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Crow Memorial Fund c/o the family at 41133 Rd. 798 Arnold, Neb., 69120.