Patricia Lee Phalen

Patricia Lee Phalen

August 9, 1940 – January 15, 2022

Patricia Lee Phalen, aged 82 years.  Pat was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, philanthrope, and advocate for all who needed support.  She was very proud of her 30-year stint as Secretary of Pride Omaha and had many awards to illustrate her success on the tennis courts.

She was preceded in death by Charles and Margaret O’Brien.  She is survived by her sister, Marge Houlihan; husband of 59 years, Jim; three daughters: Ann-Marie (Warren), Maureen, and Molly; grandchildren: Chelsea (Issac), Madeleine, and Isaac; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Connor; nieces and nephew: Colleen, Kelly, and Kevin.

VIGIL SERVICE AND ROSARY: Thursday, February 3rd at 11am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific Street) with MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11:30am. A light luncheon will follow.



  • Judy Franksen Posted January 29, 2022 3:38 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. She was an important woman to your family and community – what a loss. Virtual hugs & love to Jim and family .

  • Jeff Hart Posted February 1, 2022 11:50 am

    She was a teacher who inspired me through high school and my entire life. I often thought of her because she cared. I might have left school if not for her helping me. I had a good life because she guided me in the right direction. Class of 1974 Benson High School.

    • Maureen Posted November 17, 2023 5:37 am

      Thank you : )

  • Laura J Uran Posted February 1, 2022 6:45 pm

    I so fondly remember working at St. Joes Hospital with you. So long ago, but so many happy memories. You and your family are in my prayers at this tough time.
    Laura (Halsey) Uran

  • Melanie Haynes-McCurry Posted February 2, 2022 7:00 am

    Condolences to you all in the Phalen family. Mrs. Phalen was nothing but gracious to me on the occasions we interacted. Molly, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless.

  • Jeanne Halsey Posted February 2, 2022 3:21 pm

    Jim, Working with you at the VA was the best of all my years there. Pat was always gracious and thoughtful whenever we met. I’ll pray that God helps you and your family celebrate her life as the days pass and comforts your aching hearts at this very trying time. Bless you all! Jeanne

  • Carol Lehotyak Posted February 3, 2022 11:47 am

    Jim, Maureen, Ann Marie and Molly,
    My deepest sympathy. Pat was a wonderful person. Such a beautiful lady. Praying for God’s comfort for the whole family. Unable to attend today but there in thought and prayer.
    Carol Lehotyak

  • linda head Posted February 5, 2022 8:40 am

    I will be eternally thankful for the friendship, expertise and great advice from Jim and Pat when I was a young medical student and resident. You both did so much for so many! I wish the Phalen family happy memories and comfort until we meet again in the Hereafter. Linda Head

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