Edward J. Mummey
April 16, 1970 – January 18, 2022
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Mummey. He is survived by his wife, Carla-Jo; children, Alyssa (Cody) Buis and Phillip Mummey; father, Phillip B. Mummey; three sisters.
VISITATION begins Friday, January 21, 2022, 4:00 pm with a WAKE SERVICE at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave. A Masonic service and luncheon will immediately follow at Tangier Shrine. Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Edward James Mummey was born on April 16, 1970, in Omaha, Nebraska to Phillip B. and Rosemary Dineen Mummey where he attended St. Cecilia’s Elementary School and Cathedral High School. Ed’s zest for life was evident from an early age as he was often referred to as “the twin” because he had so much energy and a knack for getting into trouble. This could only be matched by his mischievous smile and hardy laugh when he was called out for something he did.
Ed was fiercely loyal to those he loved. He met Carla-Jo on a blind date in November 1988, and they became inseparable. They were married in June of 1991. The wedding vows they shared in their nearly 30 years of marriage were not always easy but were the foundation of their life together. Family was the most important thing in Ed’s life; his children, Alyssa and Phillip were his pride and joy. His love of family extended to his sisters and their families. He adored his 10 nieces and nephews: Holly Graham; Corey, Sydney, and Madison Nelson; Kaylee and Brodie Womble; Lucas, Abagail, Sarah, and Nicholas Woods; his wit and feisty spirit was something they all enjoyed, even when he gave them a hard time.
Ed learned his woodworking craft from spending time with his father, Phillip Mummey. Both men became gifted carpenters and had a knack for being able to fix just about anything. His mark in his community can be found in the many homes, churches, and businesses where he often donated his time doing renovations and building various projects.
In December of 2010, Ed became a Shriner. where he was lovingly known as Gudder the Clown and stood nearly 8 feet tall on stilts. He loved performing in their circuses and making people smile and laugh brought him great joy. Ed’s network of friends grew exponentially with his involvement as a Shriner and Mason. He was so proud of his involvement and the difference this fraternity made in the community and in the world.
After being diagnosed with cancer in March of 2017, Ed was a true pillar of strength and grace, never complaining, and accepting of his course. His mantra of “It is what it is” is something that his family and friends will take with them in his memory.
He was called Home on January 18, 2022 after his long battle. He was preceded in death by his mother: Rosemary Dineen Mummey; grandparents: Thomas and Madeline Dineen, Bill and Kathryn Mummey; in-laws: Thomas and Lea Bohmer.
He is survived by his loving wife Carla-Jo Mummey; children: Alyssa (Cody) Buis and Phillip Mummey; father: Phillip B. Mummey; sisters: Chris (Scott) Nelson, Lynn Womble, Lori (Jeremy) Woods; sister in-law Tracie (Eric) Hadcock.
Edward had an extensive network of loving friends that could often be referred to more as family than friends. His very large extended family was always a source of strength and pride for Ed.