Mary Catherine “Cak” Bopp
December 16, 1926 – April 15, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Catherine “Mary Cak” Bopp, 94, of Omaha, Nebraska.
Mary was born in Spalding, Nebraska to Marie (Sullivan) and Tom Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Kevin, her beloved husband, Edward, and her siblings, Michael Murphy and Ellen (Murphy) McClellan. She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Bill) Gump, Dan (Lauren) Bopp, Tim Bopp, Karen Bopp, Mike (Chris Bopp), and Dennis (Natalie) Bopp; eleven beautiful grandchildren; six delightful great-grandchildren; siblings: Betty (Guido) Rindone, Sally Kavalec, and Tom (Nancy) Murphy; and brother-in-law, John Thomas (Carol) Bopp.
Mary grew up in Spalding and married Ed “Joker” Bopp there on September 12, 1955. They lived and raised their six children in Omaha.
Nothing gave her greater joy than being surrounded by friends and family, whether at home (where our door was always open, literally and figuratively) or traveling. She visited loved ones from Alaska to Austria with stops in California, Arizona, Wyoming, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Kentucky, and many more.
Her other loves were ushering at the Holland Center and the Orpheum Theater and playing a spirited game of bunco with a group of enthusiastic friends.
Mary will be remembered for her warm hospitality, generosity, humor, and words of wisdom. Mom, our hearts are heavy, we miss you beyond measure.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 11am to 12noon at the West Center Chapel, with a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To view the live stream of the Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Covenant House or Columban Fathers.