UnaMae Lanham, 81, of Ventura, Calif., formerly of Johnstown and Greeley, died Dec. 26, 2012.
She was born May 1, 1931, at home to Percy and Mabel (Love) York in Cozad, Neb. She attended country school until high school, where she graduated from Cozad High School.
She married LeRoy Lanham of Cozad on Feb. 14, 1950, in Cozad. They later divorced. They moved to the Johnstown area in 1954 where they raised three daughters.
UnaMae worked for the Johnstown Breeze for a number of years. She was a 4-H knitting leader for more than 10 years. She was a 49-year breast cancer survivor.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Johnstown and was known as the “Pie Lady” for many church functions.
UnaMae is survived by her daughters Ellen (Ken) of Greeley, Linda (Michael) of Ventura, Calif., and Lisa (Dennis) of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren: Bryan (Michelle) of Loveland, Kevin (Crystal) of Greeley, Kris, Ben and Emily of Colorado Springs, and Daniel and Eric of Ventura; five great grandchildren: Bill, Abby, Wyatt and Katie of Greeley and Loveland and Samantha of Colorado Springs; one brother, Carl, of Cozad; and friend LeRoy Lanham of Greeley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lucy.
Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at United Methodist Church of Johnstown, 108 King Ave. A Celebration of Life will also be held in Cozad at a later date.
Please visit www.stoddardsunset.com to sign the online guestbook.