Lisa C. Penaluna, 35, passed away Dec. 4, 2017, from injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident north of Alliance.
She was born Oct. 4, 1982, at Scottsbluff to Eric E. and Nancy C. (Lorenzini) Nixon. She attended Cottonwood School from kindergarten through eighth grade where she kept Mrs. Williams very busy and everyone at home on the run. Lisa then attended Hemingford High School where she graduated in 2002. While in high school she was involved with 4-H, basketball, FFA and other activities. Following high school she enrolled at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis for a year and a half. She loved helping with the livestock on her family’s home place and was a faithful member of the Open Door Church.
On March 17, 2007, she was united in marriage to Corey William Penaluna at the Open Door Church south of Chadron. To this union, two sons, Cody Robert and Levi Daniel were born. Corey passed away Oct. 11, 2013.
Lisa was a stay at home Mom and was devoted to her two sons and was active in groups that they were involved in. She belonged to MOPS when they were pre-school age as well as now being active in AWANA and the Boy Scouts programs and their school activities.
She is survived by her sons, Cody and Levi, her parents, Eric and Nancy Nixon of Chadron, her brothers, Riley Nixon of Chadron, Curtis Nixon of Hemingford and Lance Nixon of Alliance and her grandmothers, Harriet Lorenzini of Alliance and Xenile Nixon of Chadron. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Bill Penaluna of Alliance, her brother-in-law, Jeff Penaluna of Rodeo, Calif., an aunt, Winnie Rust of Alliance along with other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant sister, Brenna Christine Nixon and her grandfathers, Americo J. Lorenzini and Eugene Nixon and mother-in-law Carol Penaluna.
Memorial services will be Friday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Art Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials for Lisa’s sons may be sent in care of the family to 801 Cottonwood School Road, Hemingford, NE 69348.