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Lori L. Wilson

June 7, 1954 May 12, 2019
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Lori L. Wilson, 64, passed away May 12, 2019, at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Celebration of Life is 11:00 am, Saturday, June 1, 2019, at First Congregation United Church of Christ in Hastings, Nebraska with Pastor Jessica Palys officiating. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Legal Aid of Nebraska.

Lori (Smith) Wilson was born June 7, 1954 in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Hal and Margery (Galley) Smith Sr. She graduated from Hastings High School with the class of 1972. Lori received her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1975 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1979. She served as an attorney for Legal Aid of Nebraska and in private practice through out Nebraska including Grand Island, Lincoln, Crete, and Beatrice. Lori was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Rotary International, American Association of University Women, Saline County Child Abuse/Neglect Network. She served on many boards including; the Lincoln Homeless Coalition, Continuum of Care, Child Guidance Center, Grand Island Task Force on Domestic Violence Coalition, Beatrice YWCA, and Nebraska Tennis Association. Lori received the Ruth Miller Award for Outstanding Advocacy, Who’s Who of American Women, Outstanding Young Woman of America, and Rotary Foundation District Service Award.

Lori is survived by her nephews, James Smith of North Platte, NE , Patrick Smith of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Hal (Heidi) Smith, III of Hastings, NE; niece, Leah Smith of Eugene, OR; great nephew and nieces, Brady Smith, Payton Smith, and Mariah Walker; along with sister-in-law, Debbie Smith of Grand Island, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hal Smith Jr. and Gene Smith.

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Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 6/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Congregational United Church of Christ

2810 West 7th Street
Hastings, NE 68901

First Congregational United Church of Christ
2810 West 7th Street Hastings 68901 NE
United States

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