Olabelle Straw Gouldman
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Olabelle Straw Gouldman, 86, died September 10, 2010 at her home in the The Villages, Lady Lake Florida.
She was born on November 5th, 1926. Olabelle was a graduate of Griffin High School and Welborn Memorial Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Evansville, Indiana. Olabelle was the operating room supervisor at that hospital. She ended her career as Director of the Geriatric Unit at Southwestern State Hospital in Marion, Va. She married her high school sweetheart, John Robert Gouldman; a career Naval Officer. The military lifestyle required frequent relocations culminating in many friends and wonderful memories. Olabelle will be remembered as an outgoing person who loved her family, golf and cooking. She was a Life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Villages Indiana Club and the Presbyterian Church of Lady Lake, Florida.
She is survived by her husband, John Sr., son, J.R., and daughter-in-law, Holly; two grandchildren, Ali and Robbie, three step-grandchildren: Ryan, Matt and Haley, brother Dr. Tom Straw of New Harmony, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Eulah Burkett Straw and one brother, Clyde Straw.
There will be no visitation or service at the request of the deceased.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Griffin Christian Church, the Griffin Alumni Association or a
in her name. Olabelle was a believer in living life to the fullest and requests that anyone reading this take the time to give blood.
Published in Courier Press on Sept. 18, 2013