Olivia Alsada Gongliewski, 71, of Newberg, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 21, 2003, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Attrell’s Newberg Chapel. Chaplain Greg Sealander will officiate. Committal will be at 2:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Visitations were Sunday and until 8 o’clock tonight at the Newberg funeral home.
Olivia was born on Sept. 25, 1930, at Spokane, Wash., to William and Elma Moten Dillard. She grew up and attended elementary school in the Kooskia, Idaho, area before moving to Portland in 1942. She graduated from high school there and attended two years at PolyTech.
She became a practical nurse and raised her family. In 1965, she was employed at Tektronics where she continued to work for 21 years.
She married Leonard Gongliewski at Vancouver, Wash., on April 2, 1970. They lived at Aloha for 23 years. In 1986 Olivia retired. She moved to Baker City in 1991 where she lived for 10 years before moving to Newberg.
Olivia was a very good Christian. She loved music and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3048, and the American Legion, Post 41, Auxiliary. She loved sewing, was an exceptional cook and an avid gardener who really loved roses. She loved camping, fishing, deep-sea fishing and was very much an outdoor person.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Gongliewski of Newberg; her son, Steven M. Mead of Sheridan; three daughters, Susan Graham of Liberty Lake, Wash., Marilynn Coryell of Portland and Debra Levine of Beaverton; her brother, John Dillard of Lewiston, Idaho; two sisters, Lucinda Smith of Grangeville, Idaho, and Martha Dillard of Clarkston, Wash.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one niece, three nephews and those who had come to know and appreciate her where she lived and worked.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 28, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor