Laura H. Weymouth (96) died early Sunday morning, July 31, 2022.
Laura was born at home in Grape Grove, Green County, Ohio, to Goldie (Cox) and James Hyland on October 2, 1925. She received her undergraduate degree from a small college in Ohio, then secured a graduate degree in Library Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The citizens of Lincoln, Nebraska benefitted for over three decades from Laura’s expansive knowledge of history, science, geography, and the arts while she worked as a book buyer for the Lincoln City Libraries. Members of her family and circle of friends benefitted from her expansive vocabulary and the way she used the English language.
Books served as both her vocation and avocation, but she also painted and was active in the local art world, serving on the board of the Lincoln Artists’ Guild.
Laura was preceded in death by her spouses John W. Weymouth and Edgar Pearlstein, and by her children Tory and Lenny Pearlstein. She is survived by her sister Marilyn; her stepchildren Terry (Jacki Cohen); Evelyn; and Dan (Deborah Little), as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Laura lived for the past 13 years at Legacy Estates in Lincoln where she and John made a comfortable retirement home after leaving their home on Meadowbrook Lane. The family thanks the many employees and staff members there, particularly those in Assisted Living where Laura spent the last four months of her life.
Laura’s cremains will be interred in the columbarium at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln City Libraries, the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, or to a favorite organization of your choice. Send directly or to Aspen Cremation Service: 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln NE 68504.
A memorial service will be announced within the next few months for family and friends to remember Laura and to share memories of her life.
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