Debra Lauby age 63 of Broken Bow formerly of Kearney died February 26, 2018 at the Brookestone View Care Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Bill Williams officiating.
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM with the family greeting friends
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested
to the family.
Debra Lynn Lauby was born July 29th, 1954 to Donald and Beverly Ellingson in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Deb spent her childhood in Broken Bow, Nebraska where she graduated
high school in 1972. Soon after graduation she was married and had three
children. Later on the family relocated to Lexington, Nebraska where
Deb balanced a full time job, raising a family, and attending nursing
school. Deb was a compassionate woman and had a knack for taking care of
people. She used these talents in her work as an LPN-C at the Lexington
hospital and care home. Her love for Kearney inspired her to relocate
and spend the remainder of her years there. She enjoyed being with her
family and friends, crafting, spending time at the cabin, and traveling.
She especially loved being in the mountains. Her favorite holiday was
Christmas, which inspired her hobby of collecting Santa memorabilia and
reminded her of a visit to a place called Santa Land, with her brother
Gary, as a child. Deb was sarcastic, nurturing, and bold. She had a
quirky sense of humor, was the life of the party, and was most
definitely not afraid to speak her mind. Debra’s strong influence
touched many people. She will be greatly loved and missed by family and
Debra is survived by her father Donald Ellingson; children Stacy
Lauby, Tim Lauby, Mandy Jantz; and grandchildren Courtney Lauby, Ryan
Lauby, and Deakon Lauby. She was preceded in death by her mother Beverly
Ellingson; and her brother Gary Ellingson.