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1933 Beatrice 2020

Beatrice Estrada

May 7, 1933 — October 10, 2020

BEATRICE ESTRADA, 87 of North Platte, passed away on October 10, 2020, at her home.

Beatrice was born May 7, 1933, at Taos, New Mexico, to Juan and Esmeralda (Santistevan) Ortega. She attended school in Taos.

On April 27, 1958, Beatrice married Julian Estrada, and the couple made their home in Juarez, Mexico, before moving to Brule, Nebraska, in 1961. Ten years later, the family moved to Ogallala, where they lived most of their married lives. In 2004, Beatrice and Julian moved to North Platte.

Beatrice was a woman of deep faith and was very prayerful, which undergirded everything she did in life, from the way she loved her husband, raised her children, ran her household, and interacted with others. She was a quiet and humble presence, but full of warmth and love for others. Her soft demeanor and steady faith served as an inspiration to several generations of her family.

Beatrice loved to play cards with her family, especially Shanghai. She was also an avid reader.

Beatrice was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in North Platte, The Daughters of Charity, and the Seven Sisters Apostolate.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Julian; son, Marty Estrada; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Estrada; and her siblings, Basilio, Frank, Juan, and Andy Ortega, Gloria Ramos, Stephanie Jimenez, Margaret Trujillo, and Mary Valencia.

Survivors include her seven daughters, Emily (Bill) Peck of McCook, Diane (Mitch) Gregg of Maxwell, Sylvia (John) Prather of Colorado Springs, CO, Teresa (Blake) Niesen of North Platte, Catherine Tickle of Colorado Springs, CO, Carmen (Conrad) Buhrman of North Platte and Elisa (Gerald) Young of Tampa, FL; daughter-in-law, Amy (Tom) Martinez of Sterling, CO; 30 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at, where a recording of her services will be posted.

Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in North Platte at 10:00 a.m. with Father Gary Brethour as Celebrant. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with the recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Interment will be in the Floral Lawns Cemetery south of North Platte.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Chruch

3301 Echo Dr, North Platte, NE 69101

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