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12/08/2017 - Lisa C. Penaluna

Memorial services for Lisa C. Penaluna, age 35, will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church (611 Cody Avenue) in Alliance, NE with Pastor Art Smith officiating. 
 
Burial 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.
 
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.
 
Lisa passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 from injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident north of Alliance.
 
She was born on October 4, 1982 at Scottsbluff, NE to Eric E. and Nancy C. (Lorenzini) Nixon. She attended Cottonwood School from Kindergarten through 8th 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 in 4-H, basketball, FFA and other activities. Following high school, she enrolled at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE 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 on October 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 sons Cody and Levi; parents Eric and Nancy Nixon of Chadron, NE; brothers Riley Nixon of Chadron, NE, Curtis Nixon of Hemingford, NE, and Lance Nixon of Alliance, NE; grandmothers Harriet Lorenzini of Alliance, NE and Xenile Nixon of Chadron, NE; father-in-law Bill Penaluna of Alliance, NE; brother-in-law Jeff Penaluna of Rodeo, CA; aunt Winnie Rust of Alliance, NE; and other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
 
In addition to her husband, Lisa was preceded in death by infant sister Brenna Christine Nixon and grandfathers Americo J. Lorenzini and Eugene Nixon.
 
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Lisa C. Penaluna.

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