Dena Lori Dewey

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dena Lori Dewey

Nov. 7, 1960 - Oct. 26, 2019

TRENTON, Neb. — Dena Lori Dewey, age 58, of Trenton, passed away at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. 

She was born in McCook, Neb., on Nov. 7, 1960, to Delmar and Denelda (McCollam) Dewey.  She grew up in Trenton, graduating from Trenton High School in 1979.  She attended Colby Community College and studied nursing.

Dena returned to Trenton, where she was an EMT for the Trenton Rescue Squad for over 20 years. Dena always had a huge heart, helping people in need.  She worked as a para-educator at McCook Elementary, managed the grocery store in Stratton, was a CNA/CMA at the El Dorado Manor and most recently, babysat for friends. Dena loved to make people laugh with a joke.  She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, hat collecting and collected owls and cows.  She was a great cook, known for her gravy, cinnamon rolls and cavitini. She and her daughter, Delaney, travelled a summer from South Carolina to Utah visiting family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ivan and Nila Dewey; maternal grandparents, Donald and Vada McCollam; her parents, Delmar Dewey and Denelda Dewey Hamill; and an infant brother, Darrell Dewey.

Dena is survived by her daughter, Delaney Dewey at home; three sisters, Sonjia and husband, Gurinder Singh of Casselberry, Fla., Diana and husband, Don Solko of Herndon, Kan., and Darla Lovelady of Herndon; two brothers, Donald “Skeet” and wife, Jackie Dewey of Hillrose, Colo., and Derrick “Shad” and wife, Jane Dewey of McCook; nieces and nephews, Josh Dewey, Destiny Schroeder, Rachelle Solko, RayeAnn Solko, Mark Solko, Derek Rupp, Jerod Dewey, Frank Rupp, Renae Berry, Janelle Solko, Jami Nicolaus, Kourtney Lovelady, Caleb Anderson, Braden Anderson, Nicole Dewey, and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Dena’s wishes, she chose cremation. 

A memorial service will be held at the Trenton Church of God on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., with Johnny Walker officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Trenton Cemetery. 

Friends may leave online condolences at  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an educational fund that will be set up for Delaney’s education. 

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.