Renee Hughbanks Votruba

Funeral services for 43-year old Renee Hughbanks Votruba are Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:00 at the Northfield Chadron Church in Chadron, NE.

Inurnment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

A visitation for friends and family will be held a week earlier on Wednesday, June 9th , from 9:00 -11 am CT at Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Renee’s memory to a charity she was passionate about. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron

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Renee was born in Chadron on July 17th, 1977, to Rory and Carlyn Hughbanks. She passed away May 31st, 2021, in Cedar Park, Texas.

Renee graduated from high school in Hay Springs, NE, before pursuing her Nursing Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. Renee’s passion for excitement combined with her caring nature led her to a career where she excelled as an Emergency Room Nurse and most recently as a Hospital Administrator.

On May 24, 2003, Renee married Brent Votruba. Together. they had 3 children: Katherine, Will, and Elizabeth.

Renee had a smile that would light up a room with a firecracker personality that made her everyone’s friend. She loved her children more than anything else. Renee enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved watching her kids excel in their different activities.

From Katherine’s band performances, Will’s wrestling tournaments, or Izzy’s softball games, Renee would rave about them every chance she got. Renee’s passion for live music was no secret either.

Anyone who knew her heard about what her favorite music was (especially Eric Church), and what concert she was headed to next. She enjoyed spending time at the lake soaking in the sun, and making memories with her family and friends.

Renee Votruba was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Fred and Betty Hughbanks and Herman and Barbara Banks.

Renee is survived by her husband Brent; her children Katherine, Will, and Elizabeth; parents Rory and Carlyn Hughbanks of Hay Springs, NE; sister Jennifer and husband Kris Pyle of Hay Springs, NE; brother Ryan and wife Katy Hughbanks of Hay Springs, NE; 4 nieces, and 2 nephews.