Dec 18, 2019 3:27 PM

Harry Joyce Most (1935 - 2019)

Posted Dec 18, 2019 3:27 PM

Harry Joyce Most, age 84, went to be with His Lord Jesus on December 16, 2019 at his home near Brady, Nebraska.

Harry had five loves in his life.  The first fueled all the others.  Harry was a Jesus man.  He loved Jesus with all his heart and that fueled the second love of his life, Shirley.  They were married for 61 years and they obviously still had a passionate love for each other.  Harry's third love was his family who he worked tirelessly to provide for and, more than anything, yearned that they would know and follow Jesus.  He prayed for his family, a lot!  Harry loved music, particularly brass band music and hymns.  Harry sang in a quartet for many years and, with urging from his children, would break out his accordion.  In service to his loved and Savior, Jesus, he gave his live away to others, often times using his skill doing electrical work, which  he enjoyed greatly.  He helped wire over four different church buildings and loved helping Christian ministries in this way.

Harry was born on October 9, 1935 to Harry Jesse and Mary Belle Most at their family home in Roscoe, Nebraska.  He was the eldest of three living children.  At age seven, his family moved to North Platte, Nebraska, but not before accidentally set a field on fire that nearly burned the Village of Roscoe down!

Harry graduated from North Platte High School in 1953, and then graduated from Briercrest Bible Institute in 1957.  While serving as an intern pastor in Denver, Colorado, he was introduced to Shirley and they married on July 18, 1958.

In 1959, Harry gained an electrical apprenticeship at Union Pacific Railroad, joining his father in that profession on the railroad.  He also ran his own electrician business out of his home for many years.  Harry built a home near Hershey, Nebraska in 1976 and was a part of that community for 30 years.  Harry retired from working on the railroad in 1997, enjoying a career of nearly 40 years there.  In 2007, he and his boys built a home near Brady, Nebraska where he could more easily attend his grandchildren's many activities.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Brady, Nebraska; sons, David (Linda) Most of Vernal, Utah, Daniel (Judy) Most of Falcon, Colorado, Richard (Cathy) Most of Van Buren, Arkansas, Jonathan (Bonny) Most of Brady, Nebraska, Nathaniel (Wendy) Most of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Phillip (Jewel) Most of Mancos, Colorado, and Eric (Jennifer) Most of Brady, Nebraska; a daughter, Leatha Hansz of Falcon, Colorado; 36 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Glenda (Lee) Burnham of Wythville, Virginia and Sharron (Glenn) Watt of Longmont, Colorado; as well as many other family members.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Belle; an infant sister, Darlene; and daughters-in-law, Karlynda Most and Amy Most.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2109 at the North Platte Berean Church with Pastor Curt Holzworth officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Brady Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Crossing Fellowship at Gothenburg, Nebraska, San Juan Bible Camp at Mancos, Colorado, or the North Platte Berean Church.

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Augustine "Augie" Tarango  (1938 - 2019)

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.