Noukone Khammaly\nMarch 1, 1942 ~ August 16, 2020\nNoukone Khammaly passed away August 16, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. \nShe was born March 1, 1942 in Pakse, Laos to Khoun & Phady Thanakone. \nShe fled Laos during the Communist takeover in the late 70's and eventually found her way to Grand Island, Nebraska. She worked at Monfort's Meat Packing plant for over a decade before saving enough money to purchase a business alongside her husband, The Oriental Market. She faithfully worked to bring hard-to-find groceries and produce to the community for over twenty years. \nShe was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, and a big supporter of the Lao community in GI.\nIn her retirement, she enjoyed gardening, walking, fishing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.\nShe is survived by her husband Prayoune of 51 years, and several siblings in the U.S., Canada, and Laos; children-Aphidet (Annie) of Lincoln, Ne; Angkana (Eric) of Tampa, Fl; Malay (Nelson) of Decatur, Ga; and grandchildren-Caiya, Ryan, Kammali, Nelson Jr., and Eva. \n\nVisitation: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 form 1:00 - 5:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home (5200 R Street)\n\nService: Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. I live stream of the service will be available with a link that will be attached to this web page.