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Rebecca Lynn Cohen

February 17, 1952 — December 31, 2023

Rebecca (Becky) L Cohen passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 31, 2023 after a two-year battle with glioblastoma, with her husband, Howard, daughter, Jen, and son, Eric, by her side.

Becky was preceded in death by her mother, Ira Garrison; father, Ernest Garrison; and sisters, Connie (Walker) and Kathy (Young) of San Diego, CA. She is survived by her husband, Howard Cohen; daughter, Jennifer (Sara) Cohen; son, Eric (Nissa) Cohen; brother, Mike (Carol) Garrison; sister, Debbie (Danny) Silva; and grandchildren, Maddox, Griffin, Parker, Paxton, and Cameron Cohen.

Becky was born in Amarillo, Texas, but moved to San Diego, California as a child. She graduated from Mt Miguel High School in 1970 with her diploma and her licensed vocational nurse license (LVN). She continued her nursing education by enrolling in a Registered Nurse program at Creighton University. As an RN, she accepted a commission in the Air Force. After her service, Becky received a Master’s degree in Nursing from Clarkson College and worked in CCU and ICU at several Omaha area hospitals. She finished her nursing career as a Nursing instructor at Iowa Western Community College, where she positively impacted hundreds of future nurses. She is survived by loving life-long friends, colleagues, nursing students, and family.

Becky’s greatest happiness was being with her grandkids. She frequently talked about her pride in them; they brought her immense joy.

PRIVATE INURNMENT on Friday January 12th at the Omaha National Cemetery with military honors. The family requests that donations be made to Josie Harper Hospice Home, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE 68124  https://secure.donationpay.org/hospicehouseomaha/

CELEBRATION OF LIFE, 2 to 5:00 p.m., MEMORIAM at 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 12th, at Omaha Firefighters Hall, 6005 Grover St, Omaha, NE 68106. We invite all of Becky’s friends to join us for her celebration. 

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