October 31, 1956 – September 10, 2021
LuAnne Faubion, 64, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at her home. She was born October 31, 1956, to Hiram and Lydia Faubion. She graduated from high school with honors and went to college at KSU, and then finished her nursing degree at WSU. LuAnne married Gerald Lindholm and they settled in central Kansas to raise their three girls. LuAnne kept busy as a mother of three as she finished her masters at KU and became an APRN. While raising Emily, Abbey, and Kirsten, she joined them as a school nurse. LuAnne explored several nursing opportunities over a 42-year span and retired from nursing in 2020.
A true spontaneous flower child by heart, she loved adventure, the outdoors and music of all kinds. She was passionate about health, swimming, bicycling, and walking the Konza prairie. She always said, ‘if the sun was not shining, nor was she’. Nature was her church. Family, many friends, exercise and social gatherings fueled her. During retirement, she enjoyed traveling and went on to become a camp nurse in Montana, then a Sorority House Mom for Pi Beta Phi in Manhattan, Kansas last year.
You might not have known LuAnne but you were probably influenced by her kindness, generosity and her generation. LuAnne was faced with Glioblastoma in April 2021, a primary brain tumor. She decided to try the treatment suggested and never complained. It peacefully took her life as she faced death with grace and calm. All the while asking what RX she was taking and why.
LuAnne is survived by a huge family: husband Robert; daughters Emily, Abbey, and Kirsten; grandsons Aiden, Jameson, and Ethan; step-granddaughter, Kaitlyn; siblings Mary Kaye, Joseph, and Amy; nieces Becca, Amanda, and Lydia; nephews Phillip, Pierce, and Reed; great nephews Austin, Gabriel, Damien and Jackson; and great nieces Alexis, Marietta, and Tenley. She was preceded in death by her parents Lydia and Hiram Faubion and her youngest sister, Beth.
LuAnne's personality will be fondly remembered as thoughtful, generous, caring and helpful yet a little nosey and sometimes stubborn. LuAnne said over and over how much she enjoyed life and how she would miss all her family and friends. She believed in action, going where she liked and making the best of life. When a sign said, “Stay off the Grass” she would take off her flip-flops and proceed with confidence. She always stated that signs were just a suggestion. The strength of her character, laughter and free spirit will live on forever.
LuAnne was not conventional; she asked for no formal service. The family will have a "Happiness Hour" in her memory around her birthday at a Bourbon Distillery in Kansas City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to her hometown swimming pool for completion of the water features: Smith Center Pool Fund, 119 West Court St., Smith Center, KS 66967.
The Faubion family would like to thank the many friends that reached out to visit LuAnne while in the hospital and hospice care. All the many prayers, cards, calls, texts, meals, gift cards and donations to her chair lift were very much appreciated by LuAnne and her caregivers.
Smith Center Pool Fund
119 West Court St., Smith Center, KS 66967
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October 16, 2021
LuAnne was such a vibrant, fun loving, energetic, kind, woman. She was also a great swimmer 🏊♀️ and I loved swimming with her on The Villages Aquatic Swim Team. I also loved celebrating her Halloween 🎃 Birthday. Every year she would plan something fun for her birthday and a group of us would get dressed up in our Halloween Costumes and trot off to some fun adventure. She was the hostess with the mostess and I was privileged to attend lots of parties and dinner parties at her home. In addition LuAnne was a FANTASTIC SWIMMER and won lots of gold medals in our swim meets that we all swam in. She was my good friend and my buddy and I will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to LuAnne in heaven, and her entire family during this difficult time.
October 5, 2021
I will always remember my Kansas friend’s beautiful smile and her “ruby red slippers”! We had so many fun times together on The Villages swim team dressing up for her Halloween birthday and other holidays and our “pod sisters” trip to Disney. My sincere condolences to Bob and the family.
October 4, 2021
So sorry to hear of LuAnne's passing. She was a wonderful woman and friend of whom I only have fond and kind memories. One of the first was when we both were attending a swim meet in St Petersburg, FL. One of the Villages swim team members was suffering a cardiac arrest. LuAnne was instrumental in saving his life. She gave him several more years of life. My sincerest condolences go to the family. I am sure she will be missed.
October 1, 2021
LuAnne was a special friend full of life, joy and adventure. I met her when she worked as a nurse practitioner at the VA medical center. Our families were both full of K-State wildcats so we bonded immediately. We enjoyed K-State women's basketball games and had season tickets together for a few years.
A fond memory I have is sitting in Kites with LuAnne and my friend Vance. Out of the blue she asked when Vance and I were getting married. She must have read our minds as we had discussed it, but had told no one.
I will miss my friend and her spirit. I am thankful she was a part of my life!! My sympathies to her three beautiful daughters whom she adored!
September 16, 2021
My deepest condolences to Joe, Mary Kay and Amy on the passing of a truly wonderful person. I always thought Lu was the perfect blend of your folks, Hi and Wixie, growing up as classmates in the Smith Center school system. It was always so much fun to see each other at class reunions through the years and catch up. She exuded a warmth and had a smile I will never forget. God must have needed a really good one so he came for Lu. Our earthly loss is heaven's profound gain.
September 12, 2021
LuAnne was such a special friend to me during our Newton years. She was a fun-loving, adventurous, smart, kind, creative influence in my life. I still use several recipes that originated in her kitchen. We shared so many good times with our young daughters. She hosted the best Halloween parties and had the coolest treehouse in town. I’ll never forget the day she and my husband parachuted out of a plane together. It was such a thrill for them both! You will be missed, Lu! Sending my love to Emily, Abbey, and Kirsten.