Irene F. Strevey

Irene F. Strevey

August 13, 1931 – January 15, 2024

Preceded in death by daughter, Janet Bolte, daughter-in-law, Debra Strevey, and granddaughter, Keri Wilson.

Survived by loving husband, Guy, children, Richard Strevey, Philip (Sara) Strevey, Melinda (Kurt) Halvorson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

VISITATION:  Saturday, January 27th, 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICE at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Omaha Rapid Response or Christian International Foundation, Inc.

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Irene Franklyn Strevey (Corey) passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024. She was preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Leah Corey; step-mother, Veloice Corey; siblings, Lewis Corey, Jr., Margaret Childress; daughter, Janet Bolte, daughter-in-law, Debra Strevey, and granddaughter, Keri Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Guy Donald Strevey; children, Richard Strevey, Philip Strevey (Sara), Melinda Halvorson (Kurt); grandchildren, Jamie Tingelhoff (Jason), Rachel Alvarado (Victor), Joshua Bolte, Timothy Strevey (Dana Tabor), Jessica Bolte, Kristen Strevey, Jonathan Strevey (Hannah); great-grandchildren, Leif Holum, Victor Alvarado, Samuel Alvardo, Theodore Tingelhoff, Isaiah Alvardo, Emma Tingelhoff.

Irene was born on August 13, 1931 and grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M University (Oklahoma State) with a degree in Fine Arts.  She was active in Chi Omega Sorority and campus activities.  She met Guy at college while on a blind date and it was love at first sight.  They were married on November 7, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  They moved several times before settling in Omaha, where they lived for 61 years in the same home.  Irene was active in her church, volunteering for many years in the church office and nursery. She was involved in International Bible Study Fellowship, an active bridge player with friends, and active with many volunteer organizations in the community.  She managed the household while Guy provided for the family, tirelessly transporting her children to countless activities from music to sports.  She loved coffee with friends, her grandchildren, and family gatherings.

She will always be loved and missed by her family and friends, who delighted in her conversation and many stories throughout the years.



  • Sharen Childress Posted January 17, 2024 5:02 pm

    Your family is in our prayers, with love and such wonderful memories we have with Irene. Always a smile and a witty remark, or tease. Bless you.

  • Alan Silverberg Posted January 19, 2024 10:24 am

    Jessica Bolte and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • Denise Waller Posted January 22, 2024 12:28 pm

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family in your loss. We love you, Jess.

  • Jean Bailey Posted January 27, 2024 12:02 pm

    I have many fond memories of Aunt Irene, as a child and an adult. When my mom, her sister, and she got together, they were talking non-stop. I think Irene was the only one that could keep up with my mom’s conversational skills. I did not get to Omaha as an adult as often as liked, but Aunt Irene always remembered me on my birthday with a card and usually a phone call as well. No matter what was going on with her, she was always up beat and positive and interested in my life and my family. I have missed the cards and calls the last few years. My very deepest sympathy to Guy and the entire family.

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