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Reba (Ohlson) Tomlin

January 9, 1932 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Reba Tomlin Obituary

Reba Maxine Tomlin, age 91, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on November 16, 2023, loved by her family.  She was born north of Orafino to Theodore and Eunice (Moore) Ohlson, their third daughter.  The family later moved to the farm south of Cambridge where she attended Sunny Hillside Country School. She had many fun memories and lifelong friends from there.  Reba attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1949.  She continued her education for two years at Kearney State College. 

On September 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Max E. Tomlin. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2022.  The couple made their home in Cambridge.  Reba was a founding member of the Rainbow Girls in Cambridge. She was a member of the Congregational Church, serving as Sunday School superintendent and taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Women's Fellowship.  Reba was an excellent seamstress, sewing many of the girls’ clothing as they grew up.  She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, jigsaw puzzles, watching Nebraska football, and volleyball.  She and Max enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and spending time in the mountains of Colorado.  She loved to take trips to Albuquerque, Fort Collins, and Las Vegas and little trips to casinos where she enjoyed playing the penny and nickel machines and watching the people.  She was known for her ever-famous cinnamon rolls. It brightened her day when she could spend quality time with her grandchildren.  Reba was employed at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital as a cook and later as a cook at the Cambridge Public School for over 16 years.   

She was preceded by her parents, Ted and Eunice; husband, Max; sisters, Joy (Bob) Feeken and Jean (Jerry) Witte; and brother-in-law, Bob Liggett. 

Reba is survived by five daughters: Pam (Jim) Miller of Alma, Sandy (Larry) Cornett of Cambridge, Becky (Von) Johnson of Cambridge, Diane (Steve) Ourada of Lexington, and Judy (David) Garcia of Surprise, AZ; two sons, Bob Tomlin of Cambridge and Mike (Jamie) Tomlin of Cambridge; 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law: Donna Liggett of Cambridge. 

Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM at the Congregational Church of Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating.   A private family inurnment will take place at a future date.  Friends may leave online condolences at  Lockenour Jones Mortuary entrusted with arrangements. 




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Memorial Service
November 21, 2023

3:00 PM
Congregational Church
812 patterson
Cambridge, Nebraska 69022


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