Ollie M. DeBolt, 92, of Yakima died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Ollie was born to Hallie and Benjamin Meyer on Sept. 29, 1919 at Blackrock. She attended school in Wapato. On Oct. 12, 1946, she married Walter DeBolt, and they raised their five children in Wapato. In 1966, they were transferred by Oregon Washington Telephone Co. to the Sunnyside office, where they both worked until retirement.
The family grew up loving the out of doors - camping, fishing, clam digging and visiting family. They were members of the Good Sam camping organization and enjoyed camping trips, including trips to Kentucky and Wisconsin to visit their grown, married children and grandchildren. Ollie also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and gardening, especially her roses and peonies.
She was a member of the VFW and Eagles, where she held various offices. Ollie made friends easily and everybody loved her immediately. She was always there ready to do her share in whatever activity she was involved in. She was very straight forward and told it as it was. After the death of her husband, Walt, she moved to Yakima to be near Bonnie and her family and spent her summers in Wisconsin and Kentucky with her children there.
Ollie is survived by her sons, Cecil Dillard (Marie) of Wilmore, Ky, Noel Dillard (Kathy) of Grand Rivers, Ky and Norman Dillard (Sandra) of Bonneville; daughter, Nada Berry of Marinette, Wis; son-in-law, Michael Dunaway; brother-in-law, Dale Rohn; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; special friends, Beverly Ice, Barbara Brey and Patricia Downs for their special care and friendship of Ollie in her failing years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Howard Meyer, sister Dorothy Rohn, infant son Clyde DeBolt, daughter Bonnie Dunaway, and son-in-law James Berry.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, July 19, 2012 at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20 at the funeral home, followed by burial in West Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Handicapable Guide Service c/o Noel Dillard, P.O. Box 421, Grand Rivers, KY 42045. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.lmfuneralhome.com.