Rhonda Morrison, 46 - April 29, 2013Rhonda S. Morrison, 46, of Cozad passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Cozad Community Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Memorial services took place on Friday, May 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cozad with the Rev. Elaine Besthorn officiating. A private family inurnment will be conducted at the Cozad Cemetery at a later date.
Morrison was born June 6, 1966, at Montgomery, AL, to Ron and Judy (Grimm) Wallingford. She attended school in Cozad and later graduated from Summit High School in Frisco, CO, in 1984.
Following graduation, she returned to Nebraska where she attended Mid-Plains Community College in pursuit of a degree in psychology.
Morrison 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, said family members.
She enjoyed 1980s music and loved singing karaoke as well as dancing and spending time with friends at barbecues, according to family. Her favorite past time was sharing quality time with her family, especially her children, nieces and nephews.
Morrison was preceded in death by: her grandparents; a step-brother, Derek Gilbert.
Survivors include: her daughter, Mariah Morrison of Cozad; a son, Jeremy Halbgewachs of Panama City, FL; her fiance, 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; step-sister, Erin Gilbert of Casper, WY; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established.
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