Carol Ann Hoffman

Carol Ann Hoffman

August 2, 1948 – December 26, 2021

Carol Ann Hoffman, 73, of Elkhorn, Nebraska, went to join her LORD at the family home after a 14-month fight with cancer on December 26, 2021. Carol left us unafraid, knowing that Our Lord was with her.

Carol was born on August 2, 1948, in Berlin, Germany to Robert and Marjorie Campbell.  After many moves all over the world (her father served as a pilot in the Air Force) her family eventually settled in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated from Benson High in 1965.  Carol received a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Omaha in 1970.  She taught middle school History in Indianapolis while acquiring her master’s degree.  She moved back to Omaha in 1977 and taught for District 66.  Carol married her longtime friend, Larry Hoffman, in 1978.  She eventually retired from teaching in 1982 to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mother and staying home to raise her three girls.  Carol sat on the Elkhorn School Board for seven years.  She was an active member of the Lutheran Church.  Carol poured her heart into the Assistance League of Omaha and worked tirelessly to serve as many underprivileged families as she could.

Some of Carol’s favorite things were spending time with her husband, Larry Hoffman, at their winter escape in the Florida Keys, gardening, having her grandchildren over to play (which she did often), reading, creating beautiful art, sewing, hosting her friends and family at her home, working out with her mermaids, camping, serving her community through numerous projects and we can’t forget chocolate! Carol loved her family, her Lord, her friends, and her country fiercely.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Larry Hoffman; three daughters: Christy Hunter (Joe), Jenny Hoffman and Jackie Pappas (Jeff); seven grandchildren: Kyesun 14, Jase 9, Tyge 8, Elle 7, Mya 6, Juniper 5 and Indie 5 months; sister, Jan (Joan) Campbell; two brothers, Tom (Phyllis) and Don Campbell ; beloved dog, Buddy.  She was preceded by her parents, Robert and Marjorie Campbell; brother, Russell Campbell.

A MEMORIAL AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE are planned for Saturday, January 8th at Lutheran Church of the Master West Campus, 1200 N. 181 Court, at 10am, followed by a luncheon at Indian Creek, 2825 N. 202nd.  The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Click this link to watch,  https://youtube/46hR2NPmOA4                                                             Memorials are suggested to Heroes Across Nebraska


  • Rosalinda Fahey Posted December 28, 2021 5:52 pm

    So sorry to lose such a special person. My heart goes out to Larry and Jackie, Christy and Jenny.

  • Walt “ Doc” Fahey Posted December 28, 2021 5:57 pm

    Carol ~ We love you ~ You will be SO missed ❤️

  • Higgins Kelly Posted December 28, 2021 6:11 pm

    Will miss her beautiful soul on this planet. It has been a true blessing knowing you my friend. I will watch over your sweet family. Kelly (your babysitter)

  • Jessica Godsey (Gazda) Posted December 28, 2021 8:56 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Hoffman family! Carol was an amazing woman and very much apart of my childhood. May she enjoy the time with the Lord while watching over her family here. Sending big hugs to Larry, The girls and their kids during this hard time.

  • Jennifer Marriott Posted December 28, 2021 10:14 pm

    So so sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was truly one-of-a-kind! I always admired her creativity and interior design skills!! Carol was definitely the “cool mom”! She was a big part of some of my favorite childhood memories. You will be missed dearly, Carol. God Bless ❤️

  • Chris Miklas &Family Posted December 28, 2021 10:26 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. She was a very wonderful woman. Many prayers for the family.

  • Steph baird Posted December 28, 2021 11:11 pm

    I have known Carol since I was really young and may she RIP

  • The Tiggs Family Posted December 29, 2021 12:15 am

    As we have never had the privilege of meeting this wonderful woman, we have been extremely blessed with having Jenny and Ellie in our lives – our heart goes out to the family as part of our dear friend has been lost

  • Milette Orosa Posted December 29, 2021 2:08 am

    My sincerest condolences for your family’s loss. May our prayers give you comfort during this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto Carol Ann, O Lotd and let perpetual light shine upon her.

  • Tess Orosa Posted December 29, 2021 5:02 am

    My sincerest condolences to the family 🙏🙏🙏🌷

  • Todd and Emily Lynch Posted December 29, 2021 9:04 am

    The Hoffman home has always been an Open Door policy – where kids and chaos were always welcome. The laughter and memories that our family has been fortunate to share with Carol, Larry, Christy, Jenny, Jackie and family is priceless. We were able to share the love of the ocean with them in Key West and Carol and Larry opened their arms and home for the adventure. Carol, your soul has certainly made an impact on our lives. You’ll absolutely be missed. Rest Easy.

  • Jason and Christina Posted December 29, 2021 9:56 am

    We are sorry for you loss. We are sending lots of love and good vibes for your family.

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted December 29, 2021 11:39 am

    I knew Carol from Assistance League of Omaha. She was such a kind, generous person. Carol will be missed. May God grant all of you comfort. RIP Carol.

  • LaGina Morrow Kirby (Nashville, TN) Posted December 29, 2021 2:00 pm

    Carol my heart breaks but knowing you are in a better place gives me comfort
    You and Larry were our extended family so many memories at the house, on the boats & sand bars every weekend was a good time had by all
    Continued prayers to Larry, Christy, Jenny, Jackie and the entire family know that God has his arms wrapped around you all
    May you all find comfort knowing the memories we hold in our hearts will last a life time
    Carol will never be forgotten
    Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel
    RIH Love

  • Kathryn Pickard Posted December 29, 2021 3:12 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of the family for this loss.. While I never met her personally, I knew she held a huge and special place in the hearts and lives of Jan and Joan,. I have met Jenny and been blessed by her fine culinary skills, inherited, no doubt from her mom. May you find peace and comfort, knowing she is with her Savior.

  • Lonnie and Peaches Morrow Posted December 29, 2021 6:42 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom and friend to us for over 45 years. We have cherished her friendship over the years and know she will be with us in our hearts forever. RIP my Friend
    We love you All

  • Marilyn Rosenbaum Posted December 30, 2021 10:03 am

    It was always a fun time when I was around Carol.. She had a special, fun-loving personality. I loved the times spent with Carol and Larry. Prayers for Larry and family.. You will be missed by all who knew you..

  • John Shavlik (one way) Posted January 1, 2022 1:27 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Berg Berglund Posted January 2, 2022 7:26 am

    Larry and family we are so saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. Our prayers ate with the Hoffman family. Carol will be missed by all. 🙏🙏

  • Gary Kubat Posted January 2, 2022 6:39 pm

    Kubat’s- Westshores- walked with her in the park with our dogs. The Lord is caring for her.

    God Bless You. Larry

  • Laura and Mitch Anderson and family. Posted January 2, 2022 7:46 pm

    Carol Hoffman was such a warm and loving person. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Carol for 20 years. She loved her husband, children, grandkids, friends, animals and her country fiercely. She will be missed by so many. My condolences to Larry, Christy, Jenny, Jackie and family. Rest easy now Carol, I love you.

  • Bonnie S Greenberg & Art Jansik Posted January 4, 2022 11:43 am

    We are so sad for the loss of your beloved Carol, she was a beautiful person. She will be missed around the island. Condolences to the whole family as you lay her to rest and may she rest in peace.

  • Kim Morrow Brown/Gerald Brown Posted January 4, 2022 3:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. We will miss Carol, forever in our hearts. RIH…Remember Me: Speak of me as you have always done, Remember the good times, laughter, and fun, Share the happy memories we’ve made. Do not let them wither or fade. I’ll be with you in the summer’s sun. And when the winter’s chill has come. I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze, I’m peaceful now, put your minds at ease. I’ve rested my eyes and gone to sleep, But memories we’ve shared are yours to keep. Sometimes our final days may be a test, But remember me when I was at my best. Although things may not be the same, Don’t be afraid to say my name. Let your sorrow last for just a while. Comfort each other and try to smile. I’ve lived a life filled with joy and fun. Live on now, make me proud of what you’ll become. Larry, Christy, Jackie & Jenny we love you

  • Jan & Steve Moore Posted January 5, 2022 10:11 am

    We will miss our dear friend Carol so much! She was the shining light and spark in every situation. So much love to spread around to everyone. Prayers for Larry and the girls and family❣️

  • Carolyn J. Erickson Posted January 5, 2022 8:34 pm

    Larry, Kim and I are heartbroken over the loss of Carol. It was so good seeing both of you at the reunion.
    Carol and I have been in touch for the last five years after being absent for fifty…. it was such a great feeling and we had wonderful conversations I will always treasure, the last being December 16th as I was boarding a plane to Denver. I will miss her deeply and love you both always.

  • Geraldine Margaret Childers Posted January 7, 2022 7:12 am

    So sorry for your loss. What a GREAT lady.

  • Susan Peterson Posted January 7, 2022 4:45 pm

    Larry and Carol lived across the street from us. Early on Carol introduced our daughter to makeup. One day she invited Nicole over to play (our daughter was maybe 4 at the time). When our daughter returned she looked “gorgeous” as Carol told her; they had played makeup. That started a friendship between Carol and me, and Carol and our daughter.
    Carol was a woman who loved life, who valued life, and who helped us all love life better. She will be missed by so many because she loved so many. She loved her family with her whole heart and relished having the grandkids over as much as possible, her house was always open.
    I will miss you my friend, may God bless your precious family and give them comfort.
    Love, Susan and Monnie

  • Jeff bull Posted January 7, 2022 5:07 pm

    I have known Carol for over 20 years, she’s a very interesting and unique lady, I will miss her sense of humor, smile, generosity, and sitting out by the pool having conversations.

  • Russ & Carla Brown Posted January 7, 2022 8:24 pm

    Carol, WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! Our hearts go out to Larry and your family!!! Russ & Carla Brown

  • Sharon Arganbright Posted January 7, 2022 10:06 pm

    So very sorry, Carol was such a positive light. Oh,, how , you ;and we all, will miss that!

  • Charlene Kay Ladenburger Posted January 9, 2022 6:13 pm


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