William C Oliva passed from this life on July 23, 2019. He was born on August 6, 1932 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Joseph and Francis (Penman) Oliva.
He married Verna Simpson in Green River, Wyoming on July 2, 1955.
He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Verna; a daughter, Shellie Oliva; a granddaughter and her husband, Jamie & Mat Sherman; 3 great granddaughters, Holly, Emma, and Bridget and several nieces and nephews.
William was a very proud man and loved his family unconditionally. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. In his youth he loved to ride motorcycles, rollerskating, water skiing, dancing, going to visit people, and gambling.
He went to work on the U.P.R.R. at the age of 17. He was then drafted in the U.S. Army at 18 and was shipped over to Korea. He was honorably discharged in April 1955. He then went back to work on the railroad where he became a section foreman and worked until his retirement.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Francis Oliva, brothers: James, Joseph, and Charles; paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, cousin Donna Bowen and her husband; father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Faye Slagowski; brother-in-law, Larry Simpson; brother and sister-in-law, Robert & Verla Hysell; Sister-in-law, Kay Bennett, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and a great grandson, Brandon Green.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Uinta Senior Center, 330 Second Street, in Mountain View, Wyoming.
In lieu of flowers donations to Uinta Senior Citizen’s Center in his memory would be very appreciated.
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