AMOURA, Mahmoud M., Feb 19, 1924 Sep 21, 2009. Mr. Amoura was born in Haifa, Palestine, and moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1948. He worked for the League of Nations, the Red Crescent, the American Red Cross and United Nations in Jordan where he met Dorothy Houghton, Deputy Secretary of State for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Amoura and his wife, Saira, were sponsored by Mrs. Houghton and immigrated to the United States in 1956 to reside in Red Oak, Iowa. Amoura was the Office Manager and Treasurer of Wilson Concrete Company in the 1960s, Assistant President of American Beef Packers in the 1970s, General Manager of Zahran Construction Company in Saudi Arabia and a Management Consultant for Albert Lea Freezer in Minnesota during the 1980s. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mohammed Amoura and Nahia Oudeh; his first wife, Saira; and four of his nine siblings, Omar, Hannibal, Seena and Zarifeh Siham Amoura. Mr. Amoura leaves behind his wife, Jo Anne; four brothers and sisters, Salah, Khalid, Faeka and Aisheh Leila Amoura; six children, Aida Amoura Rezac (Rex), Fred Amoura, Dorothy Casaccio (Joe), Sana Amoura-Patterson, Chuck Amoura and Jean Amoura; as well as seven grandchildren, Sam, Chris, Saira and Leila Casaccio, Will and Zarifeh Patterson and Mahmoud Amoura. Mr. Amoura will be remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the United States, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. SERVICES for Mahmoud Amoura will be held Thursday, September 24th at 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by a graveside ceremony at Evergreen Memorial Park. VISITATION with the family will be Wednesday, 5pm-7pm at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Islamic Center of Omaha or VNA Hospice.
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