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Earl R. Pharris

January 1, 1926 — December 12, 2019

Earl Roy Pharris of Cozad passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Meadowlark Pointe Assisted Living at the age of 93. Earl was born January 1, 1926 in a small rural home near Jerome, Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a master’s degree in Animal Nutrition. Earl married Hazel Danquist on July 10, 1949 in Bonner’s Ferry Idaho. Earl moved to Cozad in 1955 and ran Armour’s feedlot for 18 years. When the feedlot was sold, he became a cattle buyer for the remainder of his career. Earl was a leader in 4-H and was a member of the state school board. He was a master wood worker and artist. He enjoyed fixing things for his family and the church. He also spent many hours supporting the Robert Henri Museum. Earl is survived by his wife Hazel, sons John Pharris, Robert Pharris, and Jeff (Joni) Pharris, and grandchildren Caleb Pharris, Jordan Pharris, Joshua Pharris, Madeline Bannister, Jared Pharris, and Jordann Pharris; and great granddaughter, Della Bannister. Earl will be remembered as a great storyteller and was always quick with a joke. He will be missed by many and will not be soon forgotten. Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church or Robert Henri Museum. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church with Pastor Steve Berke officiating.  Inurnment will be prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. at Cozad Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
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