Mar 22 2018

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The Passing of a Patriot

Shelli (right) and I Aug. 2009)

Shelli (right) and I Aug. 2009)

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Shelli Dawdy

Shelli was one of the “founding mothers” of the Tea Party.


We met on Twitter during the organizing of the first Tea Parties, Feb. 27, 2009

We collaborated on a number of projects and Grassroots in Michigan was a sister group to Grassroots in Nebraska





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Shelli Dawdy speaking at a Grassroots in Nebraska Tea Party. (2009) The pork and beans (which were donated to a food bank) were visual symbols of government pork

Shelli had a brilliant mind and was an inventive out of the box deep critical thinker and brought moral clarity to policy.

She was also a wife and mother, home schooling her three children in a classical education.

Although her passing is a great loss not only to her family, friends but to Nebraska and our country she was a saved Christian.

I take comfort knowing she is in her “heavenly mansion”( John 14:2) in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ where He “shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Shelli and I on Lk Michigan

Shelli (right) and I at Lake Michigan (Aug. 2009)


We will meet again my friend

For those wishing to leave condolences click HERE

Shelli J. Dawdy, 47, of Lincoln, NE formerly of Sioux City died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at The Monarch Hospice Home in Lincoln.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson, SD. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the church.

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



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