On October 9, 2015, Barbara Rita Olver (nee Johnson) of Catonsville, MD, passed away peacefully. Born in South Shields (historically in County Durham) England in 1925, Barbara Johnson married her beloved husband, Terence "Terry" Edwin Olver in 1954. They moved from England to Baltimore in 1955 where she flourished as a wonderful wife, homemaker, mother, and friend to many.|
Barbara Olver was the devoted mother of Jane Brannon and spouse Ned Brannon, Elizabeth "Liz" Olver and friend Joel Carpenter, Claire Torpey and spouse Kirk Torpey, and John Olver and spouse Renae Olver. An adoring grandmother to Emily Brannon and fiancé Jordan Weitzman, Kelsey Brannon, Jeremy Olver, and Bradley Olver. Dear surviving sister of Ted Johnson, Maud Henderson, Edith Telfer, and Raymond Johnson. Preceded in death by siblings Phyllis Harris, Ken Johnson, Jack Johnson and Sylvia Johnson. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Private service will be held October 24.
Contributions may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, www.gilchristhospice.org, 1131 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or call 443-849-8200.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 15, 2015