KEARNEY - Veronica Lauby Powell, 59, of Kearney, loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother, died Saturday, March 27, 2021.
There will be no public services or visitation, but a private memorial for the family has been arranged.
O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Veronica was born July 16, 1961, in Lexington to Christian Lauby and Leota (Wheeler) Lauby. She attended St. Anne's High School and Catholic Church, lived in Denver, Colorado, then attended the University of Oregon in Corvallis with plans of becoming a veterinarian.
On June 9, 1990, she married Paul Powell, originally of Rochester, New York, in Denver, Colorado. In 2000, Veronica and Paul returned to Kearney to be close to her family. Veronica homeschooled their four daughters through their high school years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed taking long walks, and talking to her grandsons, Jack and Asher, on the phone. Veronica was also deeply committed to her spiritual life over time she became interested in Hindu philosophy and its teachings. She studied and practiced for decades with a strong focus on the writings of contemporary spiritual activists Amma and Sadhguru.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Powell; her four daughters, Walker Powell of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Brady Powell of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Hannah Powell of Kearney and Eleanor Powell of Kearney; her two grandsons; her brothers, Gregory Lauby of Wymore, George Lauby of North Platte, Roy Lauby of Wymore, William Lauby of Kearney and Paul Lauby of Lexington; her sisters, Adrienne Lauby of Cotati, California, Elizabeth Lauby of Montrose, Colorado, and Cecilia Fick of Kearney.
She was preceded in death by her father; mother; and her brother, Joseph Lauby.
Veronica would have asked that in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be made to the International Charities at www.amma.org.
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Published by Kearney Hub on Apr. 2, 2021.