Lila Tooker, 60, recruitment and retention coordinator with veterinary and biomedical sciences, died June 24.
Tooker worked for 28 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as a student services adviser in the College of Nursing (August 1990 to February 2001); Nebraska Extension recruitment coordinator with admissions (February 2001 to August 2012); and with veterinary and biomedical sciences for the last six years.
Tooker was born in Omaha and graduated from Ralston High School. A Regents Scholar, Tooker earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Prior to her tenure at the university, Tooker was a teacher at Platteview High School.
Tooker started attending Husker football games with her parents when she was two years old and enjoyed sitting on a ledge beside their seats. She remained a diehard Husker fan throughout her life.
Tooker was preceded in death by her father, Norman Tooker. She is survived by her monther, Phyllis Tooker; brother, Russ Tooker; and nephew, Garrett Tooker.
Services were held June 30. A tribute wall is available online.