Faye Ann Greenlee, also known as Fazey, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024, at the age of 91 in York, Nebraska. She was born on September 5, 1932, in Tobias, Nebraska, to Anton and Gertrude Kotas. Faye was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Faye married her US Air Force sweetheart, Francis Clinton Greenlee, aka “Fritz” on April 12th 1958 in Lincoln Nebraska. They began their married life together in the Air Force, living a world of adventure that took this sweet small-town farm girl all over this great country and she loved every minute of it. During their travels, they had three daughters, Monica and Mary who were born in Anchorage, Alaska, and Jenny who was born in Dover, Delaware.
After retiring from the AF, Fritz and Faye settled in York, Nebraska and never left since they found their forever home in York. Faye worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Edison School and later as an Administrator at the Superintendent’s Office. Her dedication to education and her impact on the lives of students will always be remembered.
Faye’s selflessness and abundant kind spirit were never more obvious as she tirelessly cared for Fritz during his long, hard battle with Alzheimer’s. staying by his side until it was time for him to watch over her in Heaven. She was an amazing and supportive mother to her three daughters and was an over the moon grandmother to her grandson Ethan. She also had a special place in her heart for her numerous dogs, whom she spoiled endlessly, including Tramp, Duke, Coco, Cannon, Frankie, Dutch, Finn and Henry.
Faye was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she found solace and strength in her faith. Outside of her family, career and religious commitments, Faye enjoyed spending her leisure time taking walks with Fritz and the dogs, reading, enjoying nature, and a good mystery on TV. These hobbies brought her joy and relaxation.
She is survived by her only living sister, Del Mary Wiltshire, her 3 daughters and her Grandson.
The family would also like to thank the York EMT’s the York Hospital and the incredible care given to her by her home health team.
Faye Ann Greenlee, a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many, will be remembered for her kindness, love, and devotion. May she rest in eternal peace.
The family would like to thank the York EMT’s, the York Hospital, and the incredible care given to her by her home health team.
A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York, NE. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, east of York. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, with a Rosary being said at 6 p.m. that evening at Metz Mortuary. The family will greet friends following the Rosary.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be made in Faye’s memory to York Adopt-A-Pet or the Alzheimer’s Association. These organizations were close to her heart, and any support would be greatly appreciated.
Metz Mortuary in York, NE, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements. Their compassionate care and professionalism during this difficult time are deeply appreciated.