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).
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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.