Mary Joy Anderson

Mary Joy Anderson

April 3, 1938- July 24, 2023,

Mary Joy Anderson April 3, 1938- July 24, 2023, of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Talton; parents, Howard J. and Mary E. LeClair; and brother, Howard LeClair.  She is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter, Lisa Anderson; son, Mickey Anderson and wife Krista; daughter, Angela Quinn and husband Sean; grandchildren: Asher, Isaiah, Noah, Eden, Esther and Abram Anderson, and Talton and Peter Quinn.

Mary Joy never lost her love of Seattle, Washington, where she lived until she was seven and revisited the Pacific Northwest regularly. Growing up in Omaha, she embraced the values of her Catholic community, faith and education, and supported these causes.

In Omaha she attended St. Margaret Mary Grade School, Cathedral High School, and graduated from Creighton University.  She remained a member of St. Margaret Mary parish her entire life.

The greatest joys in her life were her husband, children and grandchildren and all the memories they created, especially at Lake Okoboji in Iowa.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 10:30am St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St.  Visitation will be prior to the Mass from 9:00-10:30am at church.   Entombment, Resurrection Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boys Town Behavioral Health programs in Omaha, and Marian High School.

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  • Marty deBoer Posted July 26, 2023 12:23 pm

    Just heard that Jesus greeted your Mom yesterday.
    Sorry for your hearts.. Can’t imagine.
    But completely happy at the thought of what she might be doing right now.
    We’ll be praying for your peace and understanding.

  • Mary Ann OBrien Posted July 26, 2023 9:09 pm

    Mary Joy was a wonderful woman. I loved her kindness, generous spirit and handwritten letters. She was thoughtful and a wonderful community member and great neighbor. I am happy that I had the opportunity to get to know her, and I will miss seeing her. My love and prayers are with her children and grandchildren.

  • Mary Jo Havlicek Posted August 3, 2023 7:17 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with Mary Joy’s family and friends. I attended St. Margaret Mary School when she did. We’ve been friends all this years.

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