Luella “Beth” Dorste, 64, of Omaha, formerly of Salem and Falls City, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born Nov. 14, 1950, to Raymond and Luella Marsh. 

Beth grew up in Salem and graduated from Falls City High School in 1969. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Peru State College in 1983 and started her teaching career at FC Middle School. 

After moving to Omaha in the early 1990s, Beth worked at ‘Children’s Square, USA’ in Council Bluffs, IA, and taught at Ralston Middle School while earning her Master’s Degree in Special Education from UNO in 1993. She went on to work for the Omaha Public School District before retiring. 

Beth is survived by her Life Partner, Sharon Watkins, of Omaha; mother, Luella Marsh, of Omaha; brother, Phil Marsh, of Lincoln; sons, Stephen (Stacy) Dorste, of Omaha, and Aaron (Melinda) Dorste, of Falls City; grandchildren, Nathaniel Dorste, of Omaha, and Hailey and Haiden Dorste, of Falls City; nephews, Jed, Josh and Anthony Marsh, and niece, Julie Marsh, all of Elk Grove, CA; and former husband, Thomas Dorste, of Rulo.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond.

A Celebration of Life Service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the family, in care of Beth’s sons, Stephen Dorste (14709 Echo Hills Dr., Omaha, NE 68138) or Aaron Dorste (318 W. 15th St., Falls City).

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