Brenda Lee (Frum) Cary

Brenda Lee (Frum) Cary

May 7, 1961 – May 26, 2023

Born May 7, 1961 in Omaha, Ne. Passed away on May 26, 2023 in Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack J. and Margaret M. (Gaube) Frum; brother, Douglas Frum.

She is survived by her husband, George; children: Bradley (Sarah), Brian (Chelsy) and Lauren Cary; grandchildren: William, Russell, Cooper, Louis and Vivian, sister, Nancy Gardiner (Bob).

Brenda was a mom, grandmother, and loving wife. She loved quilting, cruising,  the Cubs , and cooking. She retired after 19 years at Millard West in the guidance department, passionately assisting high school students with college planning and scholarships. In March 2020, Brenda and George moved to Dallas as she continued to work and help students plan for their college education.

Family will receive friends Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel.

Funeral: Friday, June 2, 2023, 10:30AM at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church (15005 Q Street)

Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a scholarship to be named at a later date.


  • Ed and Pam Knauf Posted May 30, 2023 4:27 pm

    We are heartbroken to hear of the loss of your wife, mom, sister and grandmother. May she be in the joyful presence of the Lord God forever!

  • Loye (Utterback) Kenny Posted May 30, 2023 4:29 pm

    George: I was so sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing. Yours is one of the sweetest love stories from our high school days. I am sad that it ended far too soon.

  • Rich and Lori Cary Posted May 30, 2023 8:27 pm

    We are still in shock at the loss of our dear sister-in-law. She was such a light and joy to the Cary family and will be missed so much. Our prayers are with you George and all the kids and grandkids.

  • Chance and Tori Mcintyre Posted May 30, 2023 8:27 pm

    George, I am so sorry for the loss your family is enduring. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

  • Trish Snipes Posted May 30, 2023 8:32 pm

    My deepest condolences. My heart aches for the loss of the beautiful soul that Brenda was. She was such a wonderful friend, I will miss her so.

  • Kevin Petersen Posted May 30, 2023 8:43 pm

    George. It was so great being the best man and you and Brenda’s wedding. I knew then, you two would be wonderful spouses and parents. I just can not believe she passed away at such an early age. Love. Thoughts and prayers

  • Jim Garza Posted May 30, 2023 8:58 pm

    George, so sorry for the loss you and your family have experienced, go forward with the knowledge that Brenda will be with you in spirit until you meet again.

  • Linda Meuret Posted May 31, 2023 7:35 am

    Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. Brenda was so caring and helpful to my children and so many others. Great Show Choir mom as well! Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Patty and Rick Battles Posted May 31, 2023 8:24 am

    So sorry to hear of this sad, sad news! Brenda was such a light and full of spirit. We really enjoyed her company, and she worked so hard for our Association. May God hold you and your family in his arms. With our sincerest sympathy!

  • Rick Lancaster Posted May 31, 2023 8:47 am

    I got to know Brenda as George and I worked through our UNO Engineering degrees. It was a pleasure seeing Brenda’s support and partnership to George, and their wonderful relationship. It has been even more fun to watch their family grow with kids and grandkids. Please accept my heartfelt thoughts and condolences to George and the entire family for the loss of Brenda. Rick Lancaster, UNO Class of 1988.

  • Mary Junker Posted May 31, 2023 9:44 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a loving and caring person. I am going to miss her terribly. This picture of her is perfect- I loved her smile!

  • Christina Ramos Posted May 31, 2023 11:33 am

    George-I heard about your loss from Lisa and Brad. I’m so sorry. I wish I had met Brenda. I heard she was a very special lady. I know she was to you especially. I’ll be praying for comfort and strength for you and your family.

  • Jonas Farrell Posted June 1, 2023 5:25 am

    George, I am so sorry for yours and your families loss. Brenda was such a lovely woman and special lady.

  • Jonas Farrell Posted June 1, 2023 5:27 am

    George, I am so sorry for yours and your families loss. Brenda was a lovely woman and special lady.

  • Kate Beiting Posted June 1, 2023 5:42 am

    Brenda was a shining light at West–she was always a supportive and caring colleague, and had a natural ability to connect with every person. My sympathies and prayers to the entire family.

  • John Onnen Posted June 1, 2023 8:50 am

    My deepest condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cathy & Jonathan Ben-David Posted June 2, 2023 5:01 am

    We send our deepest sympathies, love and condolences to you, George, and your wonderful family. The passing of Brenda is deeply felt and inconsolable. We send our support and love to you all.

  • Karen Sefcik Posted June 2, 2023 1:42 pm

    George, as you grieve, know that I thinking of you and your family. My prayer is that you find peace and comfort as you celebrate and treasure Brendas’ wonderful memory and beautiful soul. Her passing fills us all with such great grief. I want to express my deepest and most loving sympathies. as you move thru this most difficult time. Karen

  • Norma Rose Posted June 2, 2023 8:57 pm

    George, I was so shocked to hear of Brenda’s recent passing! She was so full of life and a wonderful neighbor at the Lake..May God give you and your beautiful family strength at this difficult time. She was so loved by all..

  • Marcia Williams Posted June 7, 2023 8:13 pm

    I’m so very sorry I was not able to attend Brenda’s services. She was a dear friend and I will be forever grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you George , Brad ,Brian and Lauren at this most difficult time.

  • Christine Stephens Posted June 13, 2023 4:42 pm

    George, I was shocked to hear of Brenda’s passing. I am one of the “lake” friends. Brenda is sweetest person I have ever known. Take care. Prayers for you and your family.

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