Shawnie L. Watson

March 30, 1975 - September 15, 2022

Shawnie L. Watson, 47, of Lincoln, passed away on September 15, 2022. She was born on March 30, 1975 in York, NE to Kenneth and Marcia (Rippe) Watson.

She graduated mid-term from York High School and attended college at the University of Wyoming. Shawnie started her career at Experian then she went to Nelnet where she stayed for more than 10 years, advancing into a project owner.

Shawnie spent most of her time in Lincoln, Nebraska, raising her son Bryan Watson as a single parent. She loved baking cookies, spending time with her friends and family, drinking wine or coffee, and playing board games. Shawnie loved to adventure, travel, and go to concerts.

Family members include her son Bryan Watson; parents, Marcia and husband, and Kenneth and wife; sister Angie Watson; brother-in-law Austin Rowland; nephew Bryce Watson; nieces Mercedes Sterns, Olyvia Watson, and Maylia Watson; nephew-in-law Oscar Munguia; great niece Luna Munguia; and her dog Sapphire Watson.

Preceded in death by her grandmother, Irene (Watson) Moravec, brother, James Watson, great aunt, Vera Bishop Huber, and Ruby-Doo Watson (her dog).

Celebration of life will be hosted at Annabell Gardens in the conference room, 11am-3pm (200 S 68th St Pl, Lincoln, NE 68510).


Celebration of Life

Annabell Gardens

200 S 68th St Pl, Lincoln, NE 68510

Share a Memory or Condolence

September 30, 2022

I remember Shawnie for her 1000 watt smile, her infectious laugh and generous heart. My travels to US were made even more memorable by her warmth! Here’s to a life lived with so much zest and courage! Love you Shawnie ❤️

– Priyanka Nautiyal
September 29, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryan and Shawnie’s family and friends! As Paul tells us, though we naturally grieve at losing loved ones, we are not to “grieve like people who have no hope”. (1 Thessalonians 4:13). Our parting is not the end of our relationship, only an interruption. We have not “lost” them, because we know where they are. And one day, we’re told, in a magnificent reunion, they and we “will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18).

– Ken and Linda Inman
September 29, 2022

I am saddened by the passing of Shawnie. I worked with her a lot and found her to be VERY intelligent and diligent in her work. I pray for Shawnie and her family. May God bless you all and comfort you as you go through this painful time. God bless

– Paul Headden
September 21, 2022

I met Shawnie when I worked at Nelnet. She had such drive at work, loved to have fun and spend time with family. I will cherish the memories I made with her. My deepest condolences to her son and her family. She will be dearly missed!

– Laurie McCall
September 21, 2022

Shawnie, your drive and continual push forward to always living another beautiful day gives us inspiration to do the same. I know family and friends will continue to remember and laugh at your sense of humor and cherish these memories; your celebration of life will live on daily with little reminders. Your spark shine bright.

– Raney
September 20, 2022

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Bryan and the rest of Shawnie’s family and friends. Shawnie was a good friend and helped me through some tough times when one of my family members was fighting cancer. I will always remember Shawnie as one of the toughest chicks I’ve ever known, fighting every step of the way.

– Sherry Halada
September 20, 2022

So sorry to hear this… I remember Shawnee with a big smile on her face. Prayers for all your family for comfort. Bill and Caroline.

– Caroline and Bill Schoch
September 20, 2022

We were together from 9 months old. Took her everywhere with me. Spent many weekends and out when we were older.

– J
September 20, 2022

Shawnie was an amazing person. God bless her soul!

– Jennifer Rasp-Vaughn

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