Olivia Guerra Keating

Olivia Guerra Keating

December 20, 1942 – June 24, 2018

Preceded in death by grandmother, Altagracia Gomez; parents, Anthony C. and Margaret G. Guerra; sister, Yolanda Lerner; and son, Andrew Guerra.  Survived by husband, Jeffrey M. Keating; son, William A. Hayes; daughter, Caroline E. Keating; brother, Anthony Robert Guerra (Anne); sisters: Rosina Guerra (Andy Utsman), Margaret Woodruff (Rich), Mary Harelson, and Annette Musa (John); grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 28th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2310 “O” Street.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.




  • Raymond Zendejas Posted June 25, 2018 6:31 pm

    My heart aches for the loss of this beautiful soul. How grateful I am to have known such a wonderful women. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the good lord be with you all.

  • Mike Keenan Posted June 26, 2018 8:32 am

    Jeff & family. I was blessed to know Olivia. I smile when I think about her. She will be missed.

    • Michon Marcil Abts Posted June 26, 2018 10:57 am

      I was blessed to meet Olivia in the halls of Duchesne Academy. What an amazing, accomplished, generous, beautiful and kind woman she was. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff, Caroline and the rest of Olivia’s family. It was always obvious that she loved you all so much!

  • Mary Ann Pederson Posted June 26, 2018 10:55 am

    Jeff, Carie and Family: we know Livvie is at peace now and hope that you are too. She has been such an inspiration to so many, and we will truly miss her.

  • Ben Salazar Posted June 28, 2018 7:22 am

    I first met Olivia when we both began our legal studies at the University of Nebraska Law School, in 1973. We were the only Latino students in the entire student body of over 300. She was the first student who approached me in friendship and fellowship. Everyone, and I mean everyone at the school, loved her. I was privileged and honored to be selected as her older son’s padrino at his confirmation. I will always have the fondest memories of her and her ability to juggle single motherhood, the burdens of law school, and the professionalism she carried herself with. She is a wonderful, beautiful soul. Vaya con Dios Olivia.

  • My Boes Posted June 28, 2018 4:58 pm

    I am blessed to have known her. My prayers go to her family.

  • Karen Ohlmann Posted June 30, 2018 12:14 am

    I worked with Olivia many years ago. I remember her intelligence, and mostly remember her wonderful laugh. One day at work someone had created a business letter that didn’t sound professional. Olivia read it out loud while walking through our department and her hearty laugh made all of us laugh. Blessings to Olivia’s family. May she rest in peace.

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