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Thomas E, Brusnahan, 90

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Date of Birth: 06/27/1924

Date of Death: 01/14/2015

Services: MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL is Wednesday, January 21,2015 at 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, Omaha, NE. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation: with the family begins Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:30pm, with a WAKE SERVICE at 6:30pm, all at the Pacific Street Chapel. Memorials suggested to: Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thomas E. Brusnahan, age 90, of Omaha, passed away on Wednesday, January 14. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas F. and Agnes L. (Real) Brusnahan; siblings, Frances Brusnahan, Virginia Mars, Paul Brusnahan, and Phil Brusnahan; and children Mary, Robert, and Brian. Survivors include wife of 64 years, Phyllis (Teter); sons, Thomas of Liberty, MO, Michael (Sharon) of Marietta GA, and Patrick of Omaha; daughters, Anne Maschman (Hon. Curtis) of Humboldt NE, and Elizabeth Rowland (James) of Berkeley CA; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson. Tom was born on a farm outside Friend, NE in 1924. He graduated from Friend High School in 1941, and began studies at the University of Nebraska. In 1943, his "number came up", and he spent the next 3 years in the US Army, serving in the Northern France Campaign, and earning an honorable discharge while stationed in Vienna, Austria. He returned to Nebraska and, while in school, met a former Navy Wave, Phyllis Teter. They married in 1950 after graduating from University, with Tom working as office manager for Roberts Dairy, first in Sioux City, IA, then in Lincoln, NE. In 1958, Tom began a long career as a salesman with Prudential Insurance Company. During these years Tom was an active member of St Teresa's Catholic Church. Tom moved the family to Omaha in 1965 to continue his insurance career. He and Phyllis joined the new Catholic parish, Mary Our Queen, on the west edge of Omaha. Tom was a member of the Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree); Serra Club of Omaha; West Omaha Kiwanis Club; Millard Foreign Legion Post; and past president of the Mary Our Queen parish council. Professionally, Tom earned his chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation; was member of the Prudential Million Dollar Round Table; and was recognized as Prudential's 1978 North Central Home Office Salesman of the Year.

Vivian J. Paulsen, 78

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Date of Birth: 5/29/1936

Date of Death: 1/15/2015

Services: Memorial Service Monday 11:00 AM at the Pacific Street Chapel, 14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE

Visitation: Visitation with the family Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Pacific Street Chapel, 14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE

Memorials:  Memorials suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society

Preceded in death by parents; son, John Paulsen; daughter, Cynthia Furey; and brother, Richard Morgan.

Survived by husband, August (Whitey) Paulsen; son, Ron (Teresa) Paulsen; son-in-law, Kevin (Mary) Furey; grandchildren, Elise and Celia Paulsen, Ryan, Sean and Megan Furey, Allison McKamy, Nicole, Jeremy and Katelyn Lohaus; great grandchildren, Joelle, Gregory and Ava McKamy; brother, Donald (Louise) Morgan; numerous other family and friends.

Delores Y. Marley, 80

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Date of Birth: October 27, 1934

Date of Death: January 15, 2015

Services: Funeral Service Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10AM at Immanual Lutheran Church 2725 N. 60th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska 68104

Visitation: Sunday, January 18, 2015 4-7PM at John A. Gentleman 72nd St location

Marley, Delores Y.
Oct. 27, 1934 – Jan 15, 2015
Preceded in death by her husband, Ben Marley; daughter, Barbara Fatula; sister, Anita Cavander.  Delores is survived by children: Ron Schneider, Cathy (Dan) Bratton, Peggy (Al) Marvin, James (Michelle) Epperson, and Pam Epperson; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 10AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church 2725 N. 60th Ave, Omaha, NE with Interment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Visitation Sunday from 4-7PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd St location.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Betty Dayton Jackson, 94

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Date of Birth: 02/25/1920

Date of Death: 01/14/2015

Services: Services, Saturday 9:30 A.M. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Omaha, NE.. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

Memorials to the Hastings Catholic Schools, Hastings, NE.


Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. .   

Born in Iroquois, IL. and died in Omaha, Nebraska. She was formerly of Hastings, NE. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James W. Jackson and son in law, Dr. Dave McTaggart. Survived by daughters, Shadlee McTaggart of Waco, TX. And Cindy (Tim) Schmad of Omaha; grandchildren, Mary Beth (John) Velasquez, David (Melanie) McTaggart, Michael (Ashley) McTaggart, Elizabeth (Aaron) Perkinson, Emily (Mike) Born, Andy (Lynsey) Schmad; great grandchildren, Michael, Christopher and Matthew Velaquez, Claire, Grant and Charlotte McTaggart, Sam, Luke and Natalie Perkinson, Rachel Born.

Rosemary C. Gaughan Daly, 96

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Date of Birth: 05/14/1918

Date of Death: 01/08/2015

Services: Private family services have been held. 

Visitation: There will be no public visitation. 

Rosemary Gaughan Daly, distinguished society hostess, board member, volunteer, wife and mother has passed away after a long illness at the age of 96. Among the many honors she received for her years of service to educational and charitable endeavors were: Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the College of St. Mary; Honorary Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Creighton University; and Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Married to architect Leo A. Daly Jr., President of LEO A DALY, the renowned Omaha-based international architecture and engineering firm, which was started by his father in 1915, Mrs. Daly traveled the world with her husband until his death in 1981. A board member of the firm, she was actively engaged in its international business activities;  however, she remained devoted to the city of Omaha and returned frequently to volunteer in the city’s major hospitals and to participate in its civic and cultural life. Paying tribute to Mrs. Daly’s accomplishments in 1974 when she was honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, Professor William Heaston of Creighton University, her alma mater, stated that: “She has been notable in the role of student, of mother, of wife and in everything she has put her hand to …… she has been able to shift unobtrusively from the glamorous, colorful social engagements to the long, faithful service of the sick, the lonely, the poor and the unwanted.” The daughter of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gaughan, and sister of Las Vegas property and hotel legend, the late John “Jackie” Gaughan, Mrs. Daly was born in Omaha on May 14, 1918. She attended St. Mary’s High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Creighton University in 1939.  She married Leo A. Daly, Jr. in 1941. Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Daly Jr. traveled frequently throughout Asia and the Middle East. They were joined by their sons Leo and Jack for extended annual visits to France where the family had business interests.

According to Leo A. Daly III, “My mother was an educated, generous, modern woman who was in many ways ahead of her time. Our life with her was an exciting adventure.  She was early patron of the couture house of Yves St. Laurent, and so she took my brother and me to fashion shows in Paris when we were teenagers. Her love of design and fashion influenced us as much as our father’s passion for architecture. Volunteering for causes that were important to her, and her devotion to the Roman Catholic Church, also had a profound effect on us.” Mrs. Daly’s skill as a society hostess and the family’s political connections led to frequent invitations to the White House during the terms of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford and Carter.  When in Omaha Mrs. Daly devoted much of her time to serving as a board member and volunteer. She was board member of over 40 educational institutions and charities. In 1979 she was elected to the board of Omaha Regional Healthcare Corp. after being a Red Cross volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital for 36 years. In 1982 she was elected to the Board of Directors of Creighton University where she continued the tradition of service to the university started by her late husband. She remained a board member of LEO A DALY, which under the leadership of her son Leo A. Daly III, FAIA has grown to become one of the top 25 global architecture and engineering firms. In recent years Mrs. Daly retired from public life due to failing health.

Mrs. Daly was preceded in death by her husband, Leo A. Daly Jr., and their son, John (Jack) Gaughan Daly. She is survived by her eldest son, Leo A. Daly III and his wife Grega Gustafson Daly; her grandchildren, Katherine Gaughan Daly Resor, Alexandra Elise Daly Cott, Caroline Daly Barosso, John Gaughan Daly, Jr.; and her great grandchildren.