Jan 20, 2020 4:03 PM

Theodore Keith "Ted" Waugh (1942 - 2020)

Posted Jan 20, 2020 4:03 PM
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Theodore Keith "Ted" Waugh, age 77, of North Plate, Nebraska passed away on January 17, 2020 at Great Plains Health in  North Platte.  He was born on November 10, 1942 to Levi and Harriett (Mahoney) Waugh.

Ted graduated from Hulett High School in Hulett, Wyoming, where he spent his childhood.  After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy in 1960.  After Ted was discharged in 1963, he worked in a uranium mine in Wyoming.

On November 14, 1964, Ted married Nancy Fischer in Piedmont, South Dakota.  Ted and Nancy lived around Rapid City, South Dakota where he worked at the cement plant.  They spent some time in Arizona before eventually settling in North Platte, Nebraska where he worked for Hipp Wholesale.  Ted retired after 36 years.  He held temporary jobs for ABC as a parts person and for Gerald A. Gentleman as a security officer.

Ted was an avid motorcycle rider, fisherman, and hunter.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.  Ted loved to 'tinker' on anything with a motor.  He also  loved to cook and was quite a 'foodie' and was even famous for his burritos.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Hershey, Nebraska; children Mark (Traci) Waugh of Kalispell, Montana, Greg (Karen) Waugh of Casper, Wyoming, and Julie (Shawn) Smith of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; Karissa (Steve) Reed of Clinton, Tennessee, Shane (Brooke) Smith of Omaha, Nebraska, Corbin Waugh of Spokane, Washington, Madison Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, Makenna Smith of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Linsey Waugh and Levi Waugh both of Kalispell, Montana; two great-grandchildren Harper Jo Reed and Peyton Reed, both of Clinton, Tennessee; numerous other family members and friends.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Pius and Jenny Fischer; a brother Jerry Waugh; and a brother-in-law, ElRoy Fischer.

Memorials are suggested in Ted's name.  Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.

Cremation was chosen.  Services will be on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, 1616 West B Street in North Platte.  Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska.  Book signing will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth L. Farmer (1932 - 2020)
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Ruth L. Farmer, age 87, of Sutherland, Nebraska died on January 16, 2020 at home.  She was born on April 30, 1932 to William and Elizabeth (Vogel) Leonhardt, the youngest of nine children.  She attended country school and graduated from Sutherland High School with the Class of 1950.

She married Lloyd Charles Farmer on January 20, 1951 and unto this union two children were born, daughter Roslyn Kaye and son Lemoyne Charles.  Ruth worked side by side with Lloyd and cooked for hired men at several ranches, including The Spade, Tin Camp, Wild Horse Creek, Pawnee Springs, and their own beloved Birdwood Creek.  Ruth was "Ranchy"! 

She loved volunteering at her church and The Thrift Connection.  She also timed for Sutherland Rodeo for many years.

Survivors include her children, Roslyn (Jim) Shaffer and Lemoyne (Sara) Farmer; grandchildren Kyleen (Patrick) Stokey, Jay (Tara) McFadden, Leah (Jamie) Carlyle, Christian (Ceara) Farmer, and Landon Farmer; great grandchildren Weston, Kaley and Kaine Stokey, Kalena (Austin) Wheeler, Lane and Josey McFadden, Heaven and Riggin Hutchison, Creed Carlyle, and Elijah Farmer; her sister June Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth; her husband, Lloyd; brothers Virgil, Bill, Ray, Jerry, Bud and Dale; and a sister, Laverne.

Memorials may be made in her name and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Sutherland United Methodist Church, 631 Pine Street in Sutherland, Nebraska with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating.  Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska at 1:00 p.m.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.