April 5, 2019

Hailey Jordan Bohaty

Hailey Jordan Bohaty was wrapped in the loving arms of God on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 23. Hailey was born March 1, 1996 in Lincoln, Nebraska at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She completed the Bohaty family upon her adoption with Rick and Renee Bohaty.

As a loving daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Hailey shone her beautiful smile that melted the hearts of all those around her. She loved spending time with family, friends and her dogs.

Growing up in Lincoln, Hailey was active in dance, sports, theater and many other activities. Hailey was an accomplished gymnast, a passionate volleyball player, a spirited softball player, as well as a stand out high school sprinter.

Hailey graduated from Lincoln East High school in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2014.

More than just an athlete, Hailey’s spirit and heart made her a strong advocate for anyone who needed help or was considered an underdog by others. Hailey had a great gift for making friends and never met a stranger. Hailey was passionate about helping people in need.  Being an organ and tissue donor was very important to her. As a donor to Donor Network of Arizona, she was able to help save many lives.

Her passion and creativity for make-up and music led her on many entrepreneurial adventures during and after high school.

Hailey taught us many lessons in her short life here on earth.  Be kind to others. Reach out to those in need. Love unconditionally. Live each day to its fullest. Be an organ donor.

Hailey is survived by her parents Rick and Renee Bohaty of Lincoln, Nebraska; Grandparents Doug and Barb Bohaty of Columbus, Janice Bohaty of Papillion, Joe and Betsy Heskew formerly of Council Bluffs, and Phyllis Olson of Columbus; Uncles & Aunts Jeff and Karen Olson of Deerfield, WI and Randy and Lisa Bohaty of Papillion, NE. As well as other aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Hailey was preceded in death by grandparents Ralph Olson, John Jefferson, Evelyn and Lester Willis, Hulda Barr, Ethel and Victor Bohaty, and Frieda and Edward Hejtmanek.

For those wishing to donate to Hailey J Bohaty memorial fund can go to make a donation by check, please make payable to St. Elizabeth Foundation – Hailey Bohaty Fund, and mail it to 555 S. 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Celebration of Life for Hailey will be Friday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m. CT at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68520.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Doug it has been 60 years since we last spoke. I remember your parents well. I cannot imagine your loss of such a beautiful granddaughter. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  2. Rick, So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bring comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Thoughts & Prayers for your family, Love Jan & Grace (Chaos 16U) Voss

  4. I was Hailey’s 4th grade teacher at Fredstrom. I am so sorry for your loss! Hailey was such an amazing young lady! Praying for you during this difficult time!

  5. Betsy, So sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful young lady and I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling.
    Our love and prayers to you and your family.
    Rita Hoebing

  6. Prayers Rick and family, we are so sorry.


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