Amy Kathleen McAuliff
January 5, 1982 – March 26, 2023
Amy Kathleen McAuliff, 41, of Papillion, Nebraska, passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, March 26, 2023, at Omaha’s University of Nebraska Med Center, following a brief and violent illness.
Amy was born in Kearney, Nebraska, on January 5, 1982, the youngest of Tim and Joan McAuliff’s three children. She graduated from Gibbon High School, class of 2001. She attended Chadron State College and Joseph College of Cosmetology. She was a hair stylist in Kearney for many years. For the past five years, Amy has lived in the Omaha area and worked for PayPal. She enjoyed her work and especially loved her coworkers.
Amy was the best mother you could ask for. Her life revolved around her three babies – Jaden, Stella, and Owen. Amy loved animals. Growing up, she made sure the family adopted every stray cat and dog that traveled through the yard. Scruffy was her favorite kitty.
Amy’s love was evident in everything she did. Her love was quiet, calm, and deliberate. She was so kind and compassionate. She existed in a space of love and light. No matter the challenges, no matter the circumstances, Amy could remain in harmony and peace. Amy had a way of knowing that things would all work out how they were supposed to. Even at her death, she was calm, unworried, and an example of quiet, true love. Amy loved the sunshine, plush cats, sushi, and ice-cold fountain Coca-Cola and had a great disdain for pickles.
Amy was preceded in death by maternal grandparents; Cliff and Lila Mai Van Matre, and paternal grandparents; Don and Thelma McAuliff; second mom, Carol Hubbard.
She is survived by her parents, Tim and Joan McAuliff; her three babies: Jaden Koetter, Stella Luebbe, and Owen Luebbe; brother, Trent McAuliff (Leigh) McAuliff; niece Grace McAuliff and nephew Jack McAuliff; sister Tiffany Williams, (Andy) Williams; nephews Cal and Drew Williams, and niece Reese Williams. Amy is also survived by her best friend, Jenn Kauble; special family, Hubbard family; special aunt Gail Jones; special uncle Dan McAuliff; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and coworkers.
There will be no memorial book signing, visitation, or viewing, prior to the service. The family has honored her wish for cremation.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 16th at 12:30pm at The Village Event Center, 1920 A Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847.