Dec 17, 2019 8:20 PM

Augustine "Augie" Tarango (1938 - 2019)

Posted Dec 17, 2019 8:20 PM

Augustine "Augie" Tarango, age 81, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away on December 12, 2019 at the North Platte Care Center.  Augie was born on May 28, 1938 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Joe and Julie (Apodaco) Tarango.  He grew up in Chihuahua and Mexico City areas, immigrating with his family to Clovis, New Mexico.  When he was 16, he left New Mexico, moved aroung, and finally settled in North Platte, Nebraska where he met Juanita Medrano.  The two were married on June 3, 1966 in North Platte.

Augie worked on construction crews that built the interstate before hiring on the Union Pacific Railroad in the Maintenance of Way Department, retiring in 1996.

Augie loved Mexican music and playing the accordion in his band and dancing, especially with his sister, Lupe, doing the Mexican hat dance.  He enjoyed playing pool and was a good player.  He loved his family, spending time with them, and will be especially remembered for taking family rides.  He liked to fish and was an avid Husker fan.  He is a Gold Star Father to Master Sgt. Linda Tarango Griess.

Survivors include two children, Augustine (Peggy Dixon) Tarango and Vicky (Rodney) Smith, all of North Platte; grandchildren, Johnnie Moore, Jr. of North Platte, Christopher (Sarah Burg) Tarango of Aurora, Colorado, Rodney Smith, Jr. and Isaac Smith both of North Platte; great-grandchild, Julie; siblings, Maria, Roger, Chuma, Lydia, Romelia, and several other siblings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita; daughters, Linda Tarango Griess and Julie Ann Tarango; grandson, Anthony Tarango; mother-in-law, Alisa Medrano; father-in-law, Tereso Medrano; sister, Susana Mora; brothers-in-law, Chuck High Ducan II and Fred Nehls; and a sister-in-law, Lee Medrano.

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Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte.  Christian Wake Services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Julaine Marie Thomsen  (1928 - 2019)

Julaine Marie Thomsen, age 91, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Linden Court in North Platte.

Julaine was born on April 12, 2019 to Earl and Sophia Anna (Blum) Foster at Harvard, Nebraska.  Her family moved to North Platte when she was 7 years old and she went on to graduated from North Platte High School in 1946.

On November 2, 1947, Julaine was united in marriage to Marlyn LeRoy 'Marty' Thomsen in North Platte.  The couple was married for just over 50 years when Marty passed away in 1997.

Marty and Julaine started out in North Platte, moved to Hayes County in Nebraska in 1953, returned to North Platte in 1957, then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1980.  Julaine eventually came back to North Platte in 2000.

Along with caring for her family, Julaine worked for Social Security starting in 1962 and retiring in 1987 after 26 years of service.  She was a member of First Christian Church, Moose and Eagle Auxiliaries, and the Newcomers Club.  Julaine liked playing cards and was in several different bridge and card clubs.  She also enjoyed helping others by being a volunteer at the hospital gift shop and the Lincoln County Historical Museum.  Julaine never met a stranger and was a friend to all.

Along with her husband, Marty, Julaine was preceded in death by their youngest son, Tim; her parents, Earl and Sophia Foster; her brother, Vaughn Foster; and a sister, Dorthy 'Dotte' Anderson.

Survivors include her son, Toby (Niesa) Thomsen of North Platte; her daughers, Kris (Paul) Goldman of Aurora, Colorado, Kerry (Mark) Morrison of Littleton, Colorado, and Kelle (Donald) Stock of Rabun Gap, Georgia; grandkids Ross Thomsen, Michael Maxwell, Jason (Megan) Thomsen, Whitney Thomsen, Kim Thomsen, Sara Maxwell, Nikki (Terry) Covera, Stacie Easton and Shelly (Chris) Mackintosh; many great-grandchildren and a great great-granddaughter; as well as other family.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte with Pastor Clint Walker officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial.