Barbara Kay Hyland Hagan

Barbara Kay Hyland Hagan

Age 85

Born February 19, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa, Barbara Hyland Hagan passed away on December 25, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska. “A few of my mother’s gifts were to be cheerful and look beautiful regardless of the event,” said members of her immediate family.  “She was an elegant and sophisticated woman and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend,” they added. The wife of Larry Bronston Hagan, Barbara was the daughter of the late Vincent Hyland and the late Ardath Hyland.  Her beloved siblings included Richard (Lori) Hyland of San Francisco, California, and Sandra (Nick) Lopes of Omaha.  A graduate of Central High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a member of her treasured Alpha Phi sorority, she also was an elementary school teacher and a dedicated community volunteer.  Among her many activities were serving as a member and Vice President of the Junior League of Omaha, the Omaha Hearing School Board, the Clarkson Service League. the Salvation Army Board and Children’s Nebraska Hospital.  She was an active member of the Alpha Phi Omaha Alumnae Chapter and served as Omaha Rush Chairman. She was also an avid member of Dundee Presbyterian Church and Countryside Community Church. Barbara loved playing tennis and golf at Happy Hollow Club, cooking, playing bridge, reading and especially gardening. Her four favorite flowers were her adored sons, Dr. Steven Hagan of Omaha, Matthew Hagan of Washington D.C., Timothy Hagan of San Diego, California, and her daughter-in-law, Alice Tucker Hagan of Omaha.  She particularly cherished her four grandsons and their wonderful wives, Matthew (Natalie) Hagan and their son, Henry, of Scottsdale, Arizona, Christian (Megan) Hagan of Dallas, Texas, Mitchell Hagan of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Tucker Hagan of Omaha. She will greatly miss all of the many wonderful friends and bonds that she made with other community leaders throughout the years.  Barbara is, was, and always will be one of our most favorite people in the world.

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service will be held on January 10, at 11:00 a.m. Both will be held at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brookstone Village for their dedication and support and especially Kaitlyn Nesbitt for her love and special care.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Children’s Nebraska Foundation by accessing their website here:


  • Julie Mowat Posted January 3, 2024 8:30 am

    Dear Hagan Family, my deepest condolences for the loss of your lovely mother. She was a fun, and bright lady. She will be missed.
    💗, Mark snd Julie Mowat

  • Louise and Ken Nielse Posted January 5, 2024 5:54 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Barb. She was always bright and fun. We were fortunate to have meet ups in Florida for dinner and drinks. Our condolences to Larry and all of the family.

  • Amy Abboud Ware Posted January 6, 2024 10:59 am

    Dear Hagan Family- my thoughts and prayers are with each of you always and most especially now. God bless you all at this most difficult time.
    All my love,

  • Vicki Neild Wiese Posted January 9, 2024 6:01 pm

    This breaks my heart. I remember so many good times we shared in years past.

  • Mary Ann Long Posted January 10, 2024 8:57 pm

    We are so saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. We had many fun times together. . Her pretty smile brought sunshine wherever she went. Love to all.

  • Mimi HAGEDORN Posted January 11, 2024 2:10 pm

    As first cousins of almost the same age Barba and I spent wonderful times together, some in Omaha, others in Lincoln and many more traveling to wonderful places. I miss her already but am comforted by the love she shared in her life.

  • Joan and Frank Tomson Posted January 11, 2024 6:48 pm

    Barb is making many friends in Paradise!!
    Our love and condolences are with Larry and the Hagan family.
    In His love and ours. Frank and Joanie

  • Joan and Frank Tomson Posted January 11, 2024 6:54 pm

    We send our love and condolences to Larry and the family.
    Barb is making many friends in Paradise.
    In HIs love and ours, Frank and Joanie

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