Ginger Lou Smith

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Ginger Lou Smith, 54, of North Platte, passed away January 20, 2021 at UNMC in Omaha.  She was born January 1, 1967 in North Platte, to John and Patricia (Winder) Daigger.

Ginger graduated from McPherson County High School in 1985.  She then went on to Grand Island Business School in 1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.  On June 3, 2015 Ginger married Tory Smith and they combined their families with six children, Elizabeth, Jessy, Tyler, Amanda, Ray and Andy.

Ginger enjoyed fishing and always caught more than her husband.  She loved family camping trips and canoeing.  Ginger had an infectious laugh and always kept a positive attitude.  Those that knew her could locate her anywhere with her laugh.  She was a mother hen that took care of everyone in her life.  She made great omelets and delicious pies.

Ginger was a long-time member of the Eagle’s and the Eagle’s were a second family to her.  She was elected “Mother of The Year” at the Eagle’s in 2015.  Ginger owned and operated a lawn care business and took great pride in her customer’s lawns. 

Survivors include husband, Tory; children, Elizabeth (Corey) Hoskins, and Jessy Daigger; stepchildren, Amanda (Allen) Scott, Ray (Lea) Smith, Andy (Krista) Smith; parents, John and Patricia Daigger all of North Platte; sisters, Mary Harden of Cheyenne, WY, Betty (Frank) Daigger-O’Neil of Jacksonville, FL, Gladys (Mike) Henry and Ruth (David) Orr of North Platte; uncle, Ted Daigger of North Platte; eight  grandchildren, including Nakita as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tyler Daigger; grandparents, Ted and Helen Daigger Sr. and Betty and Jim Winder.

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Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, January 25, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Rev. Bryan Ernest as celebrant.  Inurnment was in the North Platte Cemetery.  

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements