Stewart Broadwell Olive

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Stewart Broadwell Olive, 89, of Orange, died Monday, December 17, 2012, in Houston. He was the second son of Y. Burt and Lillian Broadwell Olive and grew up in Madison County and Jackson, Mississippi. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from June 1943 to June 1946, including 15 months in the Pacific Theater. His last rank was Lt. J.G. He graduated from LSU in 1948, with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. He was employed in various technical and management positions by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Orange, Texas from that time until his retirement in 1982. Following 51 years of happy marriage he was preceded in death by his wife, Marian McCanne Olive. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Burt Olive and Jack Olive. Survivors include: son, John Olive and wife, Karen of Reston, Virginia; son, Dr. George Olive and wife, Marilyn of Andrews, Texas; grandson, James Olive; granddaughters, Jeanne Olive, Elizabeth Eppler, Katie Fisher and Jessica Olive; great-granddaughter, Katherine Olive; and great-grandsons, Aaron Olive and John Eppler. Other survivors include brother, George Olive of Georgetown, Texas; and sister, Josephine Hazlitt of Estes Park, Colorado. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and at various times had served as a Deacon, Elder and Trustee. He had served for 5 years on the Orange Planning and Zoning commission and 5 years on the Orange City Council. Organizations in which he was active at various times include the Rotary Club of Orange, the Golden Kiwanis Club, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Mike Umbenhaur officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross in c/o the Orange Chapter, 3901 Interstate 10 E, Orange, Texas 77630 or Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Published in the The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 24, 2013
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