Sarah Danner Zahm

Sarah Danner Zahm

September 30, 1969 – November 11, 2023

Sarah loved literature and the arts.  A voracious reader, she would read seventy to a hundred books per year—and kept a list of every book she had read since her teens.  Spending time in museums was another love of hers—most recently roaming the many museums in Houston, Texas.  Music of all kinds was also very meaningful to her—she loved to attend concerts with family and friends.

Sarah valued education.  She was an English instructor for many years at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Sarah was a graduate of Gross High School and Creighton University, and earned her Master’s degree in English at Texas A&M University.

Family meant everything to Sarah.  She is survived by her husband, Brian, and their five children: Gavin, Owen, Elliot, Cecilia, and Bridget, along with Owen’s partner, Joy Cotton.  She is also survived by her mother, Kathleen Loomis; her father, David Danner; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sharon and Dick Zahm; and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Andrea and Scott Shoemaker.  And of course, her beloved cat, Hazel.

VISITATION: Thursday, November 16th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by a Time of Remembrance at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, November 17th at 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St.  Family Interment, Forest Lawn.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Siena/Francis House.

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  • Sean and Colleen Wessling Posted November 12, 2023 5:20 pm

    Sending all our love to you all! May God hold you all in the palms of his hands as you lay Sarah to rest. Many prayers for peace and healing as you continue your grieving process. We are here if you need anything…..God gave us tears for a reason. We love you all.

  • Chris & Marian Nebrigich Posted November 12, 2023 10:04 pm

    Brian Zahm and family,

    Although there are no words that will make this very difficult time any easier, know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We feel fortunate to have known Sarah and have great memories of the times we were all together.

  • Gwenn Aspen Posted November 13, 2023 1:48 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and yours.

  • Diane Olsen Apprill Posted November 13, 2023 8:53 pm

    Sarah was a blessing to all of the Danner family. May she rest in peace.
    Condolences to her family.

  • Martin & Ursula Bohac Posted November 14, 2023 11:02 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and the children are in our prayers.

  • Sam and Amanda Gilmore Posted November 15, 2023 7:29 am

    We are so saddened by Sarah’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all. Condolences.

  • Ilduara palacio Posted November 15, 2023 12:19 pm

    My most sincere condolences to you, Mr. Brian, to Mrs. Kathleen and to her children for the great loss of Mrs. Sara, a great human being who today rests in the peace of the Lord.

  • Judy( Hudson)Rensch Posted November 15, 2023 4:58 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God keep you all in his hands. Prayers and thoughts to all ypur family. Judy Rensch

  • Linda and Doug DANNER, Claire, Blake and Camille Posted November 15, 2023 10:22 pm

    We cannot even fathom the loss of Sarah, such a great mother, wife, friend. She made time for everyone. I will miss our Christmas card exchanges with photos of our families. She’s surely left her legacy for her wonderful children. We miss her and will continue to keep you Brian and the kids in our prayers. Much love to you. We are here for you.

  • Connie Loos Posted November 16, 2023 1:20 pm

    God’s blessings to you and your family as you go through these difficult times. We are so sorry for your loss!

  • Jim & Karen Zachacz Posted November 16, 2023 6:11 pm

    Sending the Zahm family our prayers and love. Heaven is a happy place today. 💕

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