Molly (Hogan) Searl

Molly (Hogan) Searl

November 4, 1964 – November 16, 2022

VISITATION: Monday, November 21st from 5pm to 7pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:30am at St. Wenceslaus Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Poor Clare Nuns, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, and Head for the Cure (Team Molly Searl).

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

Molly was preceded in death by her parents, Denny and Ruth Hogan. She is survived by her husband, Scott and their five children: Lea (Bob) Bredin, Nolan (Kim) Searl, Colin Searl, Jack Searl (fiancee, Brooke Snow), and Paige (David) Chambers, all of Omaha; four grandchildren:  Beckett and Sienna Bredin, and Sloan and Maeve Searl; her five siblings: Denny (Renee) Hogan, Terry (Debbie) Hogan, Michelle (Pat) Greenwood, Katie (Sean) Mullen, and Bob (Karin) Hogan, all of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Molly attended St. Gerald and St. Robert Bellarmine for grade school, Marian High School, College of St. Mary and Creighton University.


The youngest child of Denny and Ruth Hogan, Molly was welcomed into this world by her older siblings. All of Molly’s siblings live in Omaha and the large extended Hogan family provided much love and support to Molly throughout her life and in her final months. Growing up in Ralston, Molly had fond memories of selling fireworks at her brothers’ fireworks stand and spending summers at the family cabin in Ginger Cove.

Molly first met Scott when she was 13. They married when Molly was 22 and had five children by the time she was 29. Molly’s children have said they never noticed the chaos their parents experienced in raising five kids so close in age but only felt the unconditional love Molly provided each of them.

While raising her children, Molly also found the time to be a welcoming host for many parties and gatherings for family and friends. And over the years, she also volunteered for charities throughout Omaha, spending countless hours working on dozens of silent charity auctions.

Molly loved giving more than receiving. She was constantly giving gifts to family, friends, and her healthcare providers. She had grace and elegance but was down-to-earth and welcoming to all. She had an eye for style and finer things but was most focused on creating memories with those she loved. You knew a party was good if Molly started to plan another get-together or trip with those present. And she had a great laugh. If she really got going, her laughter might start with a high-pitched scream, followed by her doubling over in tears of joy while trying to squeakily speak through bouts of laughter.

There was nothing Molly enjoyed more than spending time with her children, their spouses, and grandchildren: Beckett (6) and Sienna (3) Bredin, and Sloan (3) and Maeve (1) Searl – who called her Mimi.

Molly peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her family.



  • Zach & Claire Pasek Posted November 19, 2022 8:49 pm

    Scott and family,

    Please know of our deepest sympathy on the passing of Molly. What a wonderful lady she was and will be missed dearly. Your family will continue to be in our prayers and we send our love and hugs from Wyoming.
    Sincerely, Zach, Claire & Wren Pasek (Phillips)

    • Scott Searl Posted November 23, 2022 3:44 pm

      Thanks Claire and Zach. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.


  • Anne Searl Daggett and Greg Daggett Posted November 19, 2022 11:51 pm

    Dear Scott and Family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Jim and Stacey Searl Posted November 20, 2022 10:40 am

    Heartfelt condolences to your entire family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Phil and Kim Taylor Posted November 20, 2022 11:52 am

    Scott and family-

    Please know the Taylors have you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Phil, Kim, Ryan and Rayven Taylor

  • Teresa Boehmer Posted November 20, 2022 9:07 pm

    BEST FRIEND EVER! Rest in peace my dear friend! I love you so much!

  • SUE A LEPPERT Posted November 21, 2022 6:26 am

    My heart goes out to the whole family.
    With deepest sympathy-

  • Scott and Peggy Moore Posted November 21, 2022 8:18 am

    Scott and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful gift from God Molly was to your family, friends and the world.
    You have our prayers of comfort.

    Scott and Peggy Moore

  • Jackie Strawhecker Posted November 21, 2022 8:24 am

    Dear Searl and Hogan families-On behalf of the Terry Strawhecker family, please except our prayers and condolences. I live in Wichita, KS now and so unfortunately I cannot be there in person. Faith and family is so very important. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jackie Strawhecker

  • Jackie Strawhecker Posted November 21, 2022 8:25 am

    Dear Searl and Hogan families-On behalf of the Terry Strawhecker family, please except our prayers and condolences. I live in Wichita, KS now and so unfortunately I cannot be there in person. Faith and family is so very important. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Jackie Strawhecker

  • Sue Harr Posted November 21, 2022 9:39 am

    My prayers go out to the Searl and Hogan families. Molly was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.

  • Dawn K Williams Posted November 21, 2022 12:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Whenever I would run into Molly somewhere shopping, molly was so sweet and nice to me. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

    Dawn Irwin Williams

  • Meg Kociela Posted November 22, 2022 6:23 am

    Dear Searl & Hogan Family
    I have some of the best childhood memories wiith Molly, as cousins she was one of my first fiends and many good times where had at grandma & grandpas, the lake . the firewoks stand and of course peony park, These times have always been chesrished. May you have wonderful memories that carry you thru this difficult. time, Rest in peace Mollly.

  • Cathy Thomey Berigan Posted November 22, 2022 7:22 am

    Oh Scott, I think of Molly senior year at Creighton. She was so joyful, beautiful, classy and so in love with you. I can’t imagine the heartbreak you are all experiencing. I am remembering her with big smiles. Love to you all, Cathy and Jim Berigan

  • Kevin and Mary Duffy Posted November 22, 2022 10:16 am

    So sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. You are in our prayers.

  • Krystal Steward Posted November 22, 2022 11:12 am

    Thinking of you and your family.

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