Joy M. Margheim
Joy Margheim, born December 6, 1967, died early in the morning on February 19, 2018, with her husband, Robb, and her dog, Roxanne, by her side. Joy had fought colon cancer with strength and determination for a year, making it into remission by October. The cancer came back suddenly in early January.
Joy was born in Alliance, NE, and raised in Chadron, NE, and Alliance. After graduating from high school, she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of California-Berkeley and Arizona State University. She explored a variety of professions, but she ultimately found her home in the book editing field and worked many years as an editor for the University of Nebraska Press.
In 1993, she married Robb Finegan, and they explored the world together for 25 years. After living in Portland, OR, for many years, they relocated to St. Louis and then back to Lincoln to be close to family and friends.
Joy enjoyed running, often with her close friend, Tish. She enthusiastically supported Robb’s passions for long-distance running and bicycling. Roxanne was always by her side, and Joy loved to take her for meandering, squirrel-chasing walks, and on runs to the dog park.
Joy is survived by her parents, Laurice and Cari Margheim (Eagar, AZ); husband, Robb (Lincoln); sisters, Kris Rude (husband Jeff, Cheyenne, WY), and Virginia “Ginger” Musser (husband Noah, Lawrence, KS); sister-in-law, Colleen Hood (husband Rob, Lakeside, NE); mother-in-law and father-in-law Betty and Steve Blakey (Lakeside, NE); nieces and nephews, Macala and Baily Hood (Lakeside, NE), Carolyn and Ben Rude (Cheyenne, WY), and Kellar and Owen Musser (Lawrence, KS).
We will remember Joy for her kindness, sense of humor, and unfailing sensibility. She appreciated the simple things in life, like good pancakes, good books, and good friends.
To remember her for the joy she brought to us all, a celebration of life will be June 30. The Celebration will be at Antelope Park – Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Dr., Lincoln, NE 68508, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Full details and RSVP information will be shared closer to the date.
Memorial contributions may also be made to the Capital Humane Society. http://www.capitalhumanesociety.org/. Go to the Donate Now button on the home page, and at the bottom of the page, enter “In Memory of JOY MARGHEIM.”
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Joy M. Margheim
My sympathies and prayers for Joy’s families.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Margheim and Hood families…May God’s strength sustain you and wrap you in his loving arms.. love and peace to you all.❤️
Robb, Cari and Laurice, and all of Joy’s family: Please know that you have our sincerest condolence in this difficult time. It seems so unfair that Joy was taken away at this point in her life, but no one knows the master plan for any of us while on this earth. We must carry on with the Faith that if we live our earthly lives as we must, we will be reunited with our loved ones in Paradise.
We fondly remember the times our daughter and Joy played together as children during the time the family lived in Chadron. The name “Joy” was so fitting for her.
With deepest sorry to Robb, Laurice and Cari Margheim and to all who knew and loved Joy.
I am sitting on Joy’s memorial bench on the Mopac Trail right now. I listened to the song quoted on the plaque while looking out over the prairie. The moment brought me peace and joy during this time of unrest. Thank you, Joy.