Mary Sandra (Svoboda) Hamzeh
February 1, 1956- August 6, 2023
Mary Sandra Svoboda-Hamzeh was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri but was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Born on February 1, 1956, the daughter of David and Sheila Svoboda, she was the first of five children. Mary was the oldest sister to Nancy, Steve, Amy, and Mark Svoboda.
Growing up, Mary attended Holy Cross and Mary our Queen grade schools and later attended Marian High School. She graduated from Marian in 1974. She was always the life of the party. She loved going to the disco and having a great time.
Mary had two major careers in her life, the first was working for FDIC, and then later as an Account Manager for Central States Resources until 2009.
Mary met the love of her life, Shahin Hamzeh, in 1978. They met at Peony Park at a hot air balloon event. Shahin laid eyes on Mary and knew, right then and there, he was going to make Mary his wife.
Mary and Shahin built a beautiful life together, they had two beautiful children, David and Nicole. They weren’t the easiest children to handle, but they sure were a lot of fun and created a bunch of beautiful moments and memories.
Unfortunately, David Hamzeh passed away on May 19, 2013, which was very hard on the whole family.
However, a blessing and a gift had been born prior to David’s passing. Nicole had her first son, Brayden, on November 11, 2012. David was a very proud uncle to Brayden, and was very lucky to have met him.
Brayden brought life back into the family after David’s’ tragic death, but especially into his “Mimi”. Mary refused to be called Grandma. She wanted to be called “Mimi”. Mimi and Papa found their purpose again as grandparents.
Mary loved her whole family so much. She was a kind, honest, caring, and loving woman.
She was a great Sister, Wife, Mother, and Mimi and she will be greatly missed. Her memory will stay alive though all of us.
Rest in Paradise with your beautiful son Momma.
Visitation: Tuesday August 15, 2023, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel followed by a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday August 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button.