The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in memory of UNO retiree Arleen Michael.
Michael passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, and was 90 at the time of her death. She is survived by her four children, Anne Jacoby, of Manchester, New Hampshire; Stephen Michael, of Omaha; Marsha Birdsall Benfield of El Dorado Hills; and Douglas Michael of Lexington, Kentucky, as well as 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
While at UNO, Michael worked in the Special Education department in the College of Education. She joined the UNO faculty in 1974, earning a Doctor of Education degree from UNO in 1979. Michael retired from UNO in 1988, earning the UNO Excellence in Teaching Award in 1985.
Services are being held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, California. Memorials are being directed to the Philanthropic Education Organization, P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312, or Carmichael Presbyterian Church, 5645 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Arleen's loved ones during this difficult time.