Shelly Masoner is remembered by her children and wife as an outgoing and caring woman who made time for others even while fighting cancer.

The 46-year-old Eustis, Nebraska, woman died Wednesday from injuries sustained Tuesday after her car was caught in moving water on Nebraska Highway 21 south of Cozad.

The 2006 Chevrolet rolled and landed on its top in a ditch filled with water. Shelly’s daughter, Tiffany Masoner, 26, was in the vehicle and was rescued with minor injuries. Tiffany said she and her mother were “almost inseparable.”

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Even while fighting breast cancer that spread to her bone and blood, Shelly “always tried to help everyone she could,” her daughter said.

Shelly moved from Kansas City in 2017 and married her wife, Carrie Boos, on March 5, 2019.

“She’d always walk in the room and say, ‘Hey, I love you,’ ” Boos said. “She fought (cancer) every day for her grandkids.”

Shelly had three children and seven grandchildren. Her son Dylan Masoner said she was “very big-hearted.”

“I will say she’s done her part while she was on Earth,” Dylan said. “She would drop anything in the world for her grandkids. Actually, anyone in this world she would do anything for. She always had good vibes.”

Boos said a celebration of life will be held for Shelly after she is cremated. Shelly’s family started a GoFundMe page to assist with cremation costs.

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