Michaela Ali Ancona

Michaela Ali Ancona

April 12, 1951 – November 21, 2019

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores Ancona; brother, Charlie Ancona; granddaughter, Aviana May Stottle. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Matt Stottle; son, Benjamin Joseph “Joey” Theisen; grandson, Von Stottle; granddaughter, Mila Stottle; father, Carl Ancona (Kathy Grandsaert); sisters: Carla Morin (Randy), Ginny Ancona, Cindi Mahoney (Michael), Maria Sauvageau (Jeff); nieces: Lindsey, Callie (Ken), Ashley, Rachel and Marisa; nephews: Andrew (Cait), Mitch (Becca), Patrick and Sean.

Visitation begins Monday, November 25th, from 5pm-7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a Wake Service at 7:00pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, November 26th, 10:30am, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Drive) with visitation from 9:30am-10:30am.

Interment: Resurrection. Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Parish.


Beloved daughter, mother and Glamma. Life-long civic volunteer and philanthropist. Since 1989 Michaela has served on over 30 boards and guilds including, the Aksarben Foundation’s Women’s Ball Committee, Ballet Omaha, Clarkson Hospital Service League, and Omaha Performing Arts.

In her early years she enjoyed working in the fashion industry at Brandies & Sons where she traveled the world from Hong Kong to NYC as a buyer. Her best days were spent playing golf at Happy Hollow Club where she had two hole-in-ones, driving her turquoise thunderbird with the top down, music up with the wind blowing through her hair. Michaela’s greatest joy was time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and friends outdoors with the sun shining bright. She was so many things to so many people and loved life.



  • Ralph and Kathy Tschantz Posted November 22, 2019 5:03 pm

    Her smile and spirit will stay in our hearts forever.

  • Lynne H Rebello Posted November 23, 2019 7:27 am

    Michaela was a bright light in many people’s lives. Her spirit will be missed. Our deepest sympathies in your time of loss. The Rebello Family.

  • Mona Gardiner Posted November 23, 2019 8:52 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Michaela was beautiful women inside and out! She will be missed!

  • Robbie Dalton Posted November 23, 2019 12:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of Michaela’s passing. We first met 50 years ago at the University and she was always larger than life and so much fun. She will be missed….

  • Nancy Gonnion Posted November 23, 2019 8:04 pm

    We lived next door to Michaela and her family for 15 years. Her larger than life personality was infectious! A life taken too soon. We are so very sorry for your loss, and send our deepest sympathies. The Gonnion Family

    • Maria Posted November 25, 2019 9:27 am

      Thank you so much –

  • Charlotte McClure Posted November 24, 2019 11:02 am

    I am saddened to read of Michaela’s passing. I worked with Michaela years ago. I accompanied her to see Pope John Paul II when we were in New York on a buying trip. I will always remember the moment when he waved right at us. Michaela was a pleasant & up-beat personality to have as a friend! I extend my deepest condolences to the family.

    • Gregory Sapp Posted November 25, 2019 8:20 am

      My prayers and thoughts go out to you for your loss. Michaela or “M” as I called her was and will always be loved. I am thankful to have called her my friend. She will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for the Memories.
      With Sympathy,
      Gregory Sapp & Family

  • SAM RYAN – DALLAS, TEXAS Posted November 25, 2019 11:19 pm

    I heard this afternoon that Michaela had passed. She was a classmate at Christ The King grade school since 5th grade. She was a quiet grade school girl, that blossomed and grew into a beautiful young woman over the years. On the rare occasions that I visited with her at social get togethers, she never forgot me, and was always effervescent. I was sorry to hear that Michaela had passed. My condolences to you, her family.
    Sam Ryan
    Dallas, Texas

  • Janet Haney Posted November 27, 2019 10:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for all the Ancona family. Michaela was a shining light – always joyful … and a faithful friend. Her smiling face and energenic personality will be greatly missed … Janet Haney

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