Goukfat “Googie” Sklenar

Goukfat “Googie” Sklenar

March 3, 1933 – March 18, 2022

Preceded in death by husband, Richard D. Sklenar, Sr.; father, Jose; mother, Maria; sisters, Chilind and Goukland; brother, Yuksient; mother-in-law, Lillian; and son-in-law Michael.

Googie was born in Santiago de Cuba. She met Richard, the love of her life, in Cuba. They married in August of 1960. After coming to the United States, Googie obtained her U. S. citizenship and was a very proud American. Googie was involved in many school events with her children and loved being a Girl Scout Leader. Googie’s priority was always her family. She had two children with her husband Richard, John and Joanna.

Googie is survived by her children, John Sklenar (Kristi) and Joanna Sklenar-Smith (Michael Sr); nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister, Gulind; and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Tuesday, March 22nd from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Jose Fernandez Posted March 20, 2022 11:44 am

    My condolences to my cousins Joanna ,John and family we will miss our tata for ever God bless her always

  • David Silva Posted March 20, 2022 11:44 am

    My Auntie. The one that never forgot my face. A beautiful soul and even more beautiful woman who truly showed what love is. She is safe and at ease. I hope we can join her when the time is right and hold hands again.

  • Christopher Revilla Posted March 20, 2022 1:00 pm

    Love you so much, Cookie! You brought a lot of light & laughter to many peoples’ lives for decades. You’ll be deeply missed!!

  • Ernie A. Revilla Posted March 20, 2022 1:10 pm

    I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and send our heartfelt condolences to all our extended family living in Omaha, Nebraska. To my cousins Joanna and John please know that we all had great respect and love for your Mother. As she embodied the status of our family’s matriarch. We will forever miss our Tía Tata’s beautiful smile and loving kisses. May God bless her and the entire Sklenar family.

  • Victoria Fernandez Posted March 20, 2022 4:14 pm

    My deepest condolences to my cousins, Joanna, John, and the rest of my family. May God give you all the strength during these difficult moments. Tia Tata you will forever be in our hearts and never be forgotten.
    Te quiero mucho Tia, Love you Tata, Your Chiquitica, Vicky

  • Roberto Fernandez Posted March 20, 2022 8:09 pm

    Our dear Tata, our second mother, will be missed by all of us. She has a special place in all of our hearts. Her life was an example of love, caring and sharing and all of us were recipients of this throughout her lifetime. Her love for my dear uncle Richard was immense and she was never the same after his passing; they were one person. Her last years were very quite difficult for her but she is now, once again, with her dear husband in heaven. Our deepest condolences for the entire Sklenar /Chung clan. I will miss her beautiful smile and caring. Que Dios te bendiga mi preciosa Tía !!!

  • Esperanza Silva Posted March 21, 2022 7:03 am

    I have no words to describe the sadness that my heart feels. My Tia (Princess) helped raised me into the person I am today. I am proud to say that I have many of her characteristics. She’s taught me a lot along the way. I will forever miss her beautiful smile and kisses. Even though she’s not with us, her spirit will live forever in me. RIP my beautiful princess ❤️

    • Espi Posted March 21, 2022 7:32 am

      My deepest condolences to my dear cousins, John and Joanna. And to the extended family in Omaha. May god give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. ❤️🙏

  • Espi & Simon Posted March 21, 2022 8:04 am

    My deepest condolences to our dear cousins John and Joanna and extended Omaha family. May god give you peace and comfort during this difficult time! We love you very much. 🙏❤️

  • Leonardo Fernandez Posted March 21, 2022 9:22 am

    Our condolences to all the family may God bless my tia mama l will always remember her especially her smile may God give you all peace and strength during this difficult time love you all Martica and me

  • Adam & Jessica P. Posted March 21, 2022 12:28 pm

    My deepest condolences to all the Smiths, she was golden. Our Matriarch. She will be so missed by everyone, and the impact she had and all our families will live for generations to come. We promise to share her stories and our best moments with her with our little ones.

    Until we meet again, we love you Tia.

  • Emily Silva Posted March 21, 2022 5:54 pm

    Sending love to all the family that felt her presence. She truly was a wonderful woman who loved dearly. Grateful for what she has done for the family. With all my love, Emily

  • Emily Silva Posted March 21, 2022 10:13 pm

    Sending my best wishes to all of the family. Tia was a strong, willful woman who contributed to so much for us. Spreading love all around, best wishes and and rest easy tia! <3

  • Javier Alvarez Posted March 22, 2022 7:17 am

    My deepest condolences for Sklenar, Smith and the rest of the Family.
    Te recordare siempre con mucho carino Tia Tata, tu sobrino postizo de Miami.

  • Carl Lane Posted March 22, 2022 11:41 am

    My deepest condolences to the Sklenar family. Growing up with John, I will always remember how sweet Mrs. Sklenar was. May God bless the Sklenar family during this time of loss.

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