Connie Lea Boeka
June 18, 1955 – April 22, 2020
Connie Lea Boeka, 64, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020. She died peacefully at her home after a courageous journey with cancer.
Connie was born on June 18, 1955, to Lee and Velma Boeka in Seward, NE. After graduating from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, she was a high school teacher in Minden, NE. Connie moved to Omaha where she had a long and successful career in Marketing and Sales, for many years at West Communications, where she formed lasting friendships.
Connie married Gay Gross-Rhode on September 18, 2013. Together they enjoyed golfing, anywhere, anytime, but mostly with the special friends they have at the Players Club. They traveled throughout the states, a few trips to Alaska and loved the adventure of fine dining, museums, hiking and wintering in Arizona.
Connie was a delight to be around and was gregarious and loving with friends and family. She shared a close relationship with her Elmwood Park neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed planting and tending to their flower gardens, always chatting with their neighbors.
Above all, Connie was an amazing wife, sister, aunt to all her nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Jeff Layten. Connie is survived by her spouse, Gay; sisters, Bev Layten and Kathy (Larry) Dvorak; nieces, Christi (Dan) Uhing and Kelly (Scott) Wielage, nephew, Mike (Megan) Dvorak; brothers-in-law, Myron (Ellen) Gross-Rhode, Vaughn (Chris) Gross-Rhode; sisters-in-law: Lea (Burnett’s) Busch, Pege Gross-Rhode and Daria Jochum and many nieces and nephews.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Elmwood Park c/o the Mortuary.