Obituaries

Olga V. Church

Published on Wed, Jul 2, 2014
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Olga Church passed away in her home June 29, 2014, she was 90 years old.  Olga was born to Carl and Antioinette (Oselame) Gobbato on December 7, 1923.

Olga graduated from Blaine High School in 1941 and immediately went to work in Blaine as a bookkeeper for Wolten and 
Montford. After moving to Seattle she worked as a secretary for Carnation Milk and Ice Cream Company.

She married her husband Bill Church on May 22, 1945 in Seattle, where they lived in their first years of marriage. They were blessed with the birth of their daughter Linda - very happy days for Olga.

The family returned to Blaine and where they built the family home. It was a labor of love taking several years to complete due to Bill’s absences as an oil tanker Captain. It was in this home that their son Billy was born. 

Olga enjoyed spending time with her family, visiting with her friends, creating treasures at ceramics, and taking care of her home.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, husband Bill, daughter Linda, brother Guilio Gobbato, sister Ida Brann, brother-in-law Cecil Brann, and cousins Mario Gobbato and Anita Grasher. She is survived by her son Bill and his wife Sally, granddaughters Ashley and Alisa Church, great granddaughter Hayden, sister-in-law Ethel Gobbato, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday July 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Blaine, followed by burial at Haynie Cemetery. Viewing at St. Anne’s from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. preceeding the mass. The family is so appreciative of the care and support provided by Whatcom Hospice, and request that in lieu of flowers 

donations be made to Hospice House or St. Anne’s Alter Society, where Olga proudly served for many years.