Olive May McDougall

05/07/1902 — 05/10/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Seattle, Washington

Olive May McDougall

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Olive McDougall, went home to be with Jesus on the evening ofMay 10,2001. Olive was born on May 7, 1902 in Seattle, Washington to William and Marian Baker and spent her early years in the Madison park area of Seattle. She had many wonderful stories to share regarding those years -attending the two-room McGilvra school and roaming meadows and woods and playing on the shores of Lake Washington with her four sisters and two brothers. The family later moved to West Seattle and she graduated from West Seattle High School in 1919. After completing Business College Olive worked as a bookkeeper until her marriage to Alexander McDougall in 1926. Olive had a strong faith and trust in Jesus Christ as her savior and spent many years working with children's ministries at Gatewood Baptist Church sharing her love of Jesus with the children she taught. She loved playing the organ, painting, writing poetry, Christmas shopping, planning parties, family picnics, and summers spent at the cabin she and Alex built on Case Inlet near Hood Canal. She was especially proud of the book she wrote, with the assistance of her niece, Bobbi Carter, a collection of wonderful stories of her Madison Park years. Olive and Alex lived in Seattle until 1986 when they moved to the Tri Cities to be near their daughter and her family. They resided initially at Hawthorne Court in Kennewick until Alex's death in 1988. Olive then moved into the Columbia Edgewater Retirement Center in Richland as one ofit's charter residents. She was a member of Grace Baptist church in Seattle and an associate member of Richland Baptist church. Olive was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, and her husband Alex. She leaves behind her daughter Jody Grumme and son-in-law Larry; four grandchildren -Andrea Landes and husband Ross, Karin Holmberg and husband Tom, David Grumme and wife Kristine, and Denise Walter and husband Ken; seven great grandchildren -Ben, Alex, and Jordan Landes, Lauren Melissa, and Emily Holmberg, and Carson Olivia Walter .She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating Olive's life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 th, at Einan' s Funeral Home in Richland. She was dearly loved by her family and will be remembered and missed always.

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