Mary DeLuna-Dailey, 76, of North Platte peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 30, 2021 at Heritage Health “Memory Support” in Grand Island where she has resided for the past three years.
Mary was born Feb. 25, 1944 to John and Ysabell (Torres) Segura in Morrill the 9th of 13 children. Mary graduated from Morrill High School in 1962 and attended South Dakota National School of Business where she earned her associates degree.
She returned to western Nebraska where she met Henry DeLuna of McGrew and worked at the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Mary and Henry were married on May 29, 1967 and to this union two sons were born, Edward (Tricia) of Panama City, Fla. and Anthony (Brooke) of Mission Viejo, Calif.
They had relocated to Marquette, Neb., later Omaha, Fremont, Columbus and finally North Platte. Mary was employed by the North Platte Police Department, being utilized in several departments including the 911 dispatcher. She continued working for three years after the loss of her first husband Henry of 25 years. Mary retired from the North Platte Police Department on Feb. 26, 2010.
Even after retirement, Mary continued spoiling the department every Friday with homemade breakfast burritos. She married her long-time friend Edmund Dailey. She joined Edmund, participating in numerous horse shows, joined in the “Single Action Shooting Society.” They traveled different states and enjoyed their trips to Mexico. Edmund and Mary were “snowbirds” in Arizona for many years.
Survivors including her four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Cruz Magdaleno and Marcie (Feliipe) Segura of Gering, Anita (Berney) Charo of Denver, Colo., and Carmen Moreno of Grand Island, Nebraska; brothers, Sam (Litta) Segura, Tony (Betty) Segura, and Joe Segura, all of Kansas City, Kan.
Preceding her in death are her parents, John and Ysabell Segura; first husband, Henry DeLuna; brother, Jesus; sisters, Gloria and Lydia Segura; brothers, John and Ralph Segura.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Rev. Josh Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow the service at North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be noon–5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. A rosary will be held later at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Services will be live‐streamed on Adams & Swanson Facebook.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in memory of Mary DeLuna-Dailey. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.
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