Sofia Medrano

Sept, 18, 1946 – June 7, 2021


Sofia Medrano was born Sept, 18, 1946, in Torreón, Mexico, the daughter of Isaias and Beatniz Medrano, and passed away in Lincoln, on June 7, 2021, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 20 days.

Sofia was raised in Tijuana, where she attended elementary school. She worked in a factory in Tijuana until she retired. After retirement, she raised many of her grandchildren. Sofia loved playing games, including Uno and Monopoly as well as doing puzzles with her family. She also loved to cook for her family. Whenever she would hear music, she would start dancing. Sofia was a selfless person and always put everyone else’s needs before her own. She was also a hero in many ways right up until the very end. Sofia was able to connect with so many people, even with the language barrier, and everyone loved her.

Sofia was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Survivors cherishing Sofia’s memory include her children, Mario Orizaba-Medrano, Tijuana, Mexico, Maria Soledad Orizaba Medrano, San Diego, California, Xochitl Orizaba Medrano, San Diego, Monica Orizaba Medrano and Jackson Hemphill, Seward, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was June 14. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Orizaba-Hemphill family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family at


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