Victoria Dian Haveriland, 81, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died July 11, 2020 at Emerald Care in Cozad, NE.
She was born June 11, 1939 in Saint Louis, MO, daughter of Nicholas C. Waggoner and Edith Marian (Ball) Waggoner Strawn.
Victoria worked for many years as a police officer for the Orange County Police Department and for the California Highway Patrol. She loved to ride her Harley and the freedom it offered her. Victoria lived on a ranch near Dunning, NE for a while. She made her home in Gothenburg where she served on the Gothenburg Housing Authority Board. She loved animals especially horses and collected horse figurines. She had a cat named Raider Girl whom she had named after her favorite football team, the Oakland Raiders. She made friends with the squirrels in her community; she gave them all names and fed them off her china dishes. She was very giving and would do anything for anyone. She moved into the Housing Authority for a number of years and her final home at Emerald Care in Cozad.
Survivors include her extended family in California and her community friends in Gothenburg.
Victoria was preceded in death by mother, Edith Marian Strawn, father, Nicholas C. Waggoner, brother, Nicholas Clemence Waggoner, III; along with other extended family.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Graveside Services will be held at Gothenburg Cemetery, July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Meals on Wheels, 410 20th, Gothenburg, NE 69138.