Dec 31, 2019 6:41 PM

Pete 'Pee Wee' Navarrete (1949-2019)

Posted Dec 31, 2019 6:41 PM

Pete 'Pee Wee' Navarrete, 70, of North Platte, was called home and entered into Heavens gates on Saturday, December 28, 2019.

Pete was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on September 15, 1949, to Jesse, Sr. and Aranda (Lopez) Navarrete.  When he was a child, the family moved to North Platte where Pete grew up.  He attended Roosevelt Elementary School and Madison Junior High. By the age of 15, Pete started working and worked all his life.

He married Linda Moreno on April 9, 1967, in Ogallala but they lived in North Platte.  Pete and Linda were together 56 years and had two daughters, Amanda Jean and Becky Jean.

Pete enjoyed fishing, working on cars, playing Pickles, going gambling and watching football and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Being with his wife, daughters, grandkids and great-grandkids were the greatest joys of Pete's life and world.  He was a lovable, caring person who knew many people and welcomed everyone.  He was also one you could count on to fix anything.  Pete is loved and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of North Platte; daughters, Amanda Navarrete, of North Platte and Becky Navarrete, of North Platte (Raymond Holmes, Jr., of Lincoln); grandkids, Dequan (Valerie) Navarrete and Alexis Navarrete; great-grandkids, Harmanie, Symphony and Lyric Navarrete; brothers, Jesse, Jr. (Hilda) Navarette, of Englewood, CO, José Navarrete, of Colorado Springs, CO, Richard (Alice) Navarrete, of Cheyenne, WY, Eddie Navarrete, of Gothenburg, Johnny (Deborah) Navarrete, of North Platte, Freddie (Stacey) Navarrete, of Lincoln and Robert (Pam) Alvarado, of North Platte; sisters, Angel Martinez, of Cheyenne, WY, Mary Ellen Navarrete and Rosalie Anthens, both of North Platte, Annie Brown, of Cameron, OK and Elveria Navarrete Garza, of Platteville, CO; as well as numerous other family members.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Sr. and Aranda; mother-in-law, Jennie G. Moreno; sister, Nellie Serrano; and sisters-in-law, Sue Navarrete and Billie Navarrete.

Visitation and services will be Thursday, January 2, 2020, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Rosary Service will be at 1 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. with Celebrant Father Josh Brown, then cremation will follow.  The family requests casual dress for services.  Online condolences may be shared at  In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family to help with expenses.  Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.

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Patricia Ann ( Fisher) Burford (1934-2019)

Patricia Ann (Fisher) Burford, 85, passed away surrounded by loving family at Great Plains Health in North Platte, NE on December 30, 2019.

Patricia Ann was born on December 19, 1934 in Fredonia, NY to Arthur and Ida (Tressler) Fisher. Patricia grew up in New York and was there united in marriage with William Thomas Burford, Jr. on December 17, 1955.

Patricia worked as a nurse’s aide in the nursery at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed gambling, gardening, and birdwatching. Patricia loved to cook, particularly for her large family, and loved all types of flowers.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Burford, Jr.; parents, Arthur and Ida Fisher; brothers, Robert ‘Bob’ Fisher and Larry ‘Skip’ Fisher; sisters, Janet Firkins and Brenda Stokes; great-grandson, Myles Ray Hill; and special friend, William Carey.

Patricia is survived by her five children, Cynthia (Rick) Ryan, Melody (Louis) Keup, both of North Platte; Donna (Randy) Lewis of Lincoln, NE; William T. (Stacy) Burford III of North Platte; and Patrick ‘Joe’ (Kristi) Burford of Brady, NE. She is also survived by brothers, Dennis ‘Dusty’ (Mary Ellen) Fisher and Rodney ‘Butch’ Fisher of Indiana.

Patricia is also survived by her many grandchildren, Derrick Burford and Brittney Burford both of Santa Fe, NM, Amy Adams, William ‘Dusty’ (Lily) Wonch, both of Lincoln, NE; Heidi (Corby) Weir of North Platte; Trish Wonch Hill (Ben Kroeze) of Lincoln, NE; Nicolas (Dawn) Keup and Tyler Keup of North Platte; Terra (Heath) Vejraska and Tanner (Rachel) Lewis of Lincoln, NE; Tessa Burford and Haley Burford of North Platte; as well as 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Chaplain Brenda Lee officiating.  Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery.  Visitation will be noon – 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. 

  Memorials may be made in her name and online condolences may be shared at