Cozad Resident: Rhonda Morrison, age 46 (1966-2013)

Rhonda Morrison, 46, of Cozad, Nebraska, died on Monday, April 29th, 2013, at the Cozad Community Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

Rhonda was born on June 6th, 1966, at Montgomery, Alabama, to Ron and Judy (Grimm) Wallingford. She attended school in Cozad and later graduated from Summit High School in Frisco, Colorado, in 1984. She later returned to Nebraska where she attended Mid-Plains Community College in pursuit of a degree in Psychology. Rhonda moved around the Dawson County area throughout the course of her life but always remained connected to Cozad through her family, who she cared for deeply.

Rhonda enjoyed 80’s music and loved singing karaoke. She also enjoyed dancing and spending time with friends at BBQs. Rhonda’s favorite past time was sharing quality time with her family, especially her children, nieces and nephews.  

Rhonda was preceded in death by her Grimm grandparents; her Dillon grandparents and a step brother, Derek Gilbert.

Survivors include her daughter, Mariah Morrison of Cozad; son, Jeremy Halbgewachs of Panama City, Florida; fiancé, Tony Whiters of Cozad; mother, Judy (Dave) Gilbert of Cozad; father, Bob Dillon of Cozad; two sisters, Kim (Brett) Sassali and Michelle (Cory) Spotanski, all of Cozad; half sister, Abbi Jensen of Cozad; step brother, Blake Gilbert of Denver, Colorado; step sister, Erin Gilbert of Casper, Wyoming and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad with Pastor Elaine Besthorn officiating. A private family inurnment will be held in the Cozad Cemetery at a later date.
A memorial has been established in her memory.

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