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Amy Hoyt-Whiteley

Our mother passed away very suddenly on July 8, 2022 from a heart attack.

She was an extraordinary woman, mother and friend who devoted her life to teaching others the gift of music. She spent much of her life teaching children piano, as well as accompanying various musical groups and choirs in the Omaha community.

She loved fiercely and found great joy in sharing her love of music with others.

She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, gardening, fishing, riding her Harley motorcycle, loving on her two fur babies, and being surrounded by music. She was a very bright light in this world that we miss daily.

Her loss has been one of the most challenging things that our family has ever had to experience, but we find great peace in the fact that her memory lives on through organ donation. She was an exceptionally giving person and it was only fitting that her last act was giving the gift of life to others.

As a surviving family member of someone who has donated their organs, I will say that going through the process of organ donation is a challenge and adds an extra layer to an already unimaginable situation. However, while the challenge existed, the experience is also truly beautiful and one that I will forever treasure. During one of the hardest times in my life, I was able to hold onto the fact that my mother was able to save several lives.

This brought me peace and comfort and as I continue to grieve the loss, I am continuously reminded of how wonderful it feels to know that my mother was not only an amazing person but also a hero whose memory lives on.

Kelsey Whiteley, Amy’s daughter