Condolences

Please feel free to share a favorite memory or story of Agnes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
12 entries.
Barbara DiBernard Barbara DiBernard from Lincoln wrote on April 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm
Dear Patrick and Laura, I got to know Agnes first because of her work on the UNL Benefits Committee when we began working on domestic partner benefits decades ago. This was just one of the many ways in which she contributed to a better University and a better world. Her work on this committee, through the Faculty Senate, the Commission on the Status of Women, and many other committees, was thoughtful, dogged, and fierce when needed. She as a good one. I know you miss her. My heartfelt condolences.
Nan Alby Nan Alby from Lincoln, NE wrote on April 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm
Patrick (and family) sorry I did not make it to the celebration of life. I was with some old friends that day and by the time we were done talking about the good ole' days it was pretty late in the afternoon. Agnes was a great lady and I enjoyed getting to know her. My thoughts are with you. Nan Alby
Gail Wilkinson Gail Wilkinson from Lincoln wrote on March 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm
I had the honor of meeting Agnes through a friend and started cutting her hair. I enjoyed her stories of her very busy life and hearing her talk about her son Patrick and his wife Laura. She will be greatly missed and I am honored to have known her. God Bless Agnes.
Sandy Cox Sandy Cox from Lincoln,Nebraska wrote on March 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm
I was blessed to call Agnes a friend. We shared the love of the outdoors, nature, family, and fly fishing. I am a better person for knowing her. She made a difference in my life and I am most definitely a better person because of her. I admired her and her love of adventure. She will be missed. Sending my prayers to her beloved family.
Jim Augustyn Jim Augustyn from Licoln, NE wrote on March 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm
I got to Agnes through the UNL Emeriti Association, and wish to extend my condolences to her family and friends.
Richard Voeltz Richard Voeltz from Lincoln, Nebraska wrote on March 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm
I met Agnes in 1979 when she began work at the UNL Libraries. She was a breath of fresh air in the Science Division of the Libraries. Her approach to the new job was professional and aggressive. She took an active part in campus life during her time at the University and after her retirement in 2004. I will miss her.
Brian Van Diest Brian Van Diest from Norfolk wrote on March 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm
What a wonderful friend Agnes was to my Mom Maggie...we will always remember her wonderful smile
Robert F. Diffendal, Jr. Robert F. Diffendal, Jr. from Lincoln, NE wrote on March 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Agnes and I worked on many UNL Faculty Senate committees. She was a person I could rely on to do a good job on any project we worked on together. We often saw one another at social events on campus and off and continued to work together for the UNL Emeriti Association after our retirement. Agnes was always a joy to work with and had a cheerful spirit. I will miss her very much.
Julie Johnson Julie Johnson from Lincoln, NE wrote on March 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm
We will all miss Agnes. She had a ready smile, always a pleasant attitude, and assisted you in any way she could. She was always extremely helpful when working with her at UNL. It was wonderful to connect with her again in the UNL Emeriti Association. I will be out of town during her celebration of life but my sympathies go to her family and many friends.
Charles Godwin Charles Godwin from Lincoln wrote on March 9, 2015 at 4:51 am
Farewell Agnes who had a smile and kind word for all she met along the way. I knew her during my 29 years as a professor at UNL and through Friendship Force. We served together on the UNL Faculty Senate . She was a "go-getter" and consistently knew what was about. She loved life and consistently looked for new adventures.
Kim Hachiya Kim Hachiya wrote on March 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm
I knew Agnes when I worked at UNL as editor of the UNL Scarlet. I admired her tireless work on behalf of employees during her service on the Universitywide Benefits Committee. I also found her to be funny, forthright and kind. She also rehabilitated for me the name Agnes, which until I met Agnes Adams, I kind of associated with "little old ladies." Not so Agnes. She was fierce. Farewell Good Person.
Evelyn jacobson Evelyn jacobson from Lincoln wrote on March 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm
Our long friendship began when we served together on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. After committee meetings, Agnes and I and often others on the committee bonded over glasses of wine, Swedish meatballs, and cheese with crackers at Tony and Luigi's happy hour. The real business of life was conducted there with a lot of laughter and fun. I shared a glass of Malbec with her two days before she went to the hospital - a good farewell memory of a wonderful friend.