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Elisa  Medrano
     Elisa Medrano, 89, of North Platte passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. Elisa was born on May 30, 1924 in Lockhart, Texas to Christopher Contreras and Olivia Tobias.
     She grew up in Reynosa, Mexico. On July 25, 1938 she married Tereso Medrano and they had seven children.
     She worked at TRW in Ogallala and was a member of St. Patrick''s Catholic Church in North Platte.
     She loved to cook, crochet, embroider and spend time with her family.
     Elisa is survived by three daughters, Lupe (Chuck) Duncan of North Platte, Maryann (Charlie) Rainwater of Penrose, Colo., Maria Nehls of Lincoln; two sons, Joe (Patty) Medrano of North Platte and Jesse (Annie) Medrano of Amana, Iowa; son-in-law, Augustine Tarango of North Platte; two special granddaughters who were her caregivers, Olivia (Mario) Guerra and Glenda Nesslein both of North Platte; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; one sister, Esther Bravo of Mexico City; brother-in-laws, Otelio (Phylis) Perez of North Platte and Jesse (Maria) Medrano of Grand Island.
     She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Jesse Medrano; daughter, Juanita Tarango; daughter-in-law, Lee Medrano; son-in-law, Fred Nehls; two granddaughters, Julie Tarango and Linda Tarango Griess; a great grandson, Antony Tarango; sisters, Juanita Morales and Lupe Morales, brothers, Feligonio Contreras and Jesse Contreras.
     Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick''s Catholic Church.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Patricks'' Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with Rev. James Golka officiating. Burial will follow at the North Platte Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 7/17/2013
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