Brenda Lee Florea
Brenda Lee (Rowley) Florea completed her life journey on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. She passed on to her loving and pain-free heavenly home with her husband Greg, her daughter Crystal, and her son Eric at her side. Brenda was born Thursday, October 22, 1959 to Max and Genevieve (Hedges) Rowley in Imperial, Nebraska. She was the third of three siblings. Brenda grew up in the Enders and Imperial, Nebraska area. As a young girl she loved riding her bike, and was known for taking in stray dogs and caring for them. One of her favorite past-times was going to Enders Lake and boating, camping, sunbathing, exploring or just having a picnic. Brenda worked most of her life in the Health and Human Services field. She worked for Nebraska Region IV Services, Nebraska Region V Services and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska in the Adult Day Care Unit, the Alzheimer’s Unit, the Woods House and also assisted at the Rehabilitation Hospital. She owned and operated her own child care service at various times during her career. In addition, she helped with Lincoln Journal-Star paper routes every morning for almost 25 years. She was never one to back down from hard work or a challenge. Brenda loved her children and grandchildren and relished every moment with them. She loved to bake, cook, and host holidays and special occasions for her family. She baked many, many special occasion and birthday cakes through the years. She never missed making a special birthday cake for each child and grandchild every year. She made each one their favorite meal for their birthday every year. She prepared and hosted a Thanksgiving feast every year for the entire family and it was something to behold. She often made it a point to share it with neighbors and friends. She made so many different candies and goodies each Christmas that most of us were just overwhelmed with the deliciousness. It was sweet tooth overload for sure!
Brenda is survived by her husband of 45 years, Greg Florea of Lincoln, Nebraska; her daughter Crystal Moore (Joel) of Littleton, Colorado; her son Eric Flora (Sarah) of Palmyra, Nebraska; and her grandsons Maxwell Moore, Easton Florea and Hunter Florea.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Heartlands Church, 10000 Yankee Hill Road, Lincoln, Nebraska at 11:00 am.
A Luncheon Reception will be held immediately following the service.
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