Joan C. Niver
January 26, 1959 – January 14, 2023
VISITATION: Wednesday, January 18th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Thursday, January 19th at 10:30am, West Center Chapel. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Joan Christine Niver on January 14, 2023. Born in Blair, Nebraska, on January 26, 1959, Joan was the youngest of six children. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores Smith; father, Harold Smith; and sisters, Pam Stevens and Cindy Nelson.
Joan met her husband, Gary, in 1979 in Omaha, NE, and they were united in marriage on October 7, 1983. They began their entrepreneurial journey together, opening an electronics business in 1981, which they successfully managed together throughout their marriage.
Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Gary; children: Nick Niver (Kristen), Erik Niver (Katie), and Jamie Niver; brothers: Bill Smith (Judy), Paul Smith (Chris), and John Smith (Mateel); and four grandchildren: Aubree Niver, Brynlee Niver, Crew Niver, and Knox Niver. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends and treasured all the relationships in her life.
Joan was known for her selflessness and her ability to always put others before herself, especially her children and grandchildren. Despite her brave battle with cancer, she never lost her contagious sense of positivity and always had a kind word for everyone she met.
She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by all who knew her. Her memories will live on in the hearts of her loved ones.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 18th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Thursday, January 19th at 10:30am at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of Joan and others whose lives have been impacted by cancer.