Ann Marie Novotny

Ann Marie Novotny

July 2, 1956 – November 14, 2023

Ann Marie Novotny, age 67, of Anaheim, CA, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in Anaheim, California; but was planning to come home to Omaha, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by husband, Randy Sloan; mother, Della Novotny; father, Robert J Novotny; siblings, Mary & Michael Novotny; father-in-law, Keith Sloan.

Those left to cherish Ann Marie’s memory include her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Cathy Novotny; sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Angelo Giordano; Ann Marie’s mother-in-law, June Sloan; Ann’s stepdaughter, Erica Sloan Moller and her husband, Scott, and their children, Braden and Kellan; Ann’s stepdaughter, Stacey Sloan; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and work colleagues.

VISITATION: Thursday, February 1st, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11:00 a.m. at the West Center Chapel.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


Ann Marie Novotny started her Healthcare Career at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Omaha, NE.

In 1974, she began working at Creighton Medical Center in the Mailroom, and then on to Materials Management.

She then transferred to Cardiology for 3 years, and then transferred back to Creighton Medical Center, and then was transferred to Lakewood Medical Center, Lakewood CA, as Director of Materials Management. She finally decided to retire and come home to family. Her household was almost packed and loaded on the truck. She passed away quietly in her sleep at home in California.

Her working motto was never say: “That’s not my job”. That oozes arrogance and laziness. Chip in to help with what needs to be done or help someone find a solution. She was highly respected and cared about among her colleagues and friends. She was a vital member on staff at Lakewood during Covid. She was always there, and cared deeply about employees, nurses, doctors, and all medical staff, as they all fought the good fight to keep Lakewood Medical Center up and running smoothly.

One staff member said that Maya Angelou said it just right. She said, “People don’t always remember what you did or what you said, but how you made them feel.

There were many people who gave outstanding compliments to Ann at her retirement. She genuinely cared about people.

Ann’s favorite thing to do was to spend quality time with her family, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends. She loved to cook pierogi’s, sauerkraut, enchiladas. She loved being by the lake, spending time in Pella, IA, with her in-laws, and traveling.

Ann is going to be missed terribly by our family. We love her so much.

6 Comments

  • Sarah E. Campbell Posted January 20, 2024 2:00 am

    I loved working with Ann at Saint Joseph Hospital, first in the Print Shop and later in Central Supply, etc. She was always prepared, and willing to help. She was an incredible and well-regarded individual – the very essence of the spirit of Saint Joseph Hospital. May her memory be a blessing. Sarah E. Campbell.

  • Cheryl Morehouse Posted January 29, 2024 8:05 pm

    What an altogether genuine and wonderful lady. I had the joy of working with Ann at the “Old St. Joe”….a vey special and precious time for all of us. We were truly a “family.” Ann had a great sense of humor and a twinkle in her eye. The world has lost a great lady. Peace and comfort to her family and friends.

  • John Cich Posted January 30, 2024 7:32 am

    I worked with Ann for many years at St.. Joseph hospital. She was liked by all and was always a pleasure to work with.

  • Monica Masterson Posted January 30, 2024 7:23 pm

    Ann was my boss at CUMC. She always had encouragement to give. I remember one year when we has our company banquet and she sat next to my husband. She picked up a hershey kiss from the table and asked him if he’d like a kiss…which surprised my husband, since he didn’t see the candy in her hand. She was also there when I lost my mom. She was one of the great people I had the privilege to work under

    • Don Pollard Posted January 31, 2024 6:34 pm

      Ann was always a person that cared about what was in front of her. A very hard worker. It was a pleasure to be around her for so many years at Creighton University Medical Center. The Fiscal Services department enjoyed her positive attitude at all times. Truly a one in a million person. Prayers are being sent to you, your family and work colleagues during this difficult time.

  • Carl and Pamela Houston Posted February 1, 2024 10:39 am

    We loved Ann so dearly. She was a beautiful “Sister in Christ” and a part of our Ladies Sun Monrning Bible Study group at Sandals Anaheim, California. We praise GOD she is safe in heavens home with our LORD Jesus Christ. Prayers going up in sympathy and comfort for the family just now. Hope we can access the SERVICE this morning.✝️🥰🫠🙏😪💔

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