Laura Grayce Olerich February 27, 1914 - December 30, 2009 Graveside services were held at Union Cemetery on January 4th at 12:30 p.m. Laura was born in El Segundo, California. She came to Kern County at the age of four, where her earlier years were spent. Before retiring in 1971, she was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 27 years. This is where she met and married George Olerich in October 1948. After George's death in 1999 she maintained her Bakersfield home where she enjoyed gardening and having her family visit. Tennis was her favorite sport and she won many tournaments in Kern County. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Reynolds, husband Kenneth of Huntington Beach, CA; son, Arthur Purkheiser, wife Nickie of Santa Barbara, CA; her late brother, Preston Burdette, wife Jean of Bakersfield, CA; nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 5, 2010