Longtime Burlington resident, Dr. Anthony A. Olaiz, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home in Burlington. He was 88 years old.|
Anthony (Tony) was born in Rocky Ford, Oct. 25, 1925.
He was best known by his friends as "Doc". He had a passion for life and loved helping others.
This passion led to his pursuit of a life of healing. He graduated from the University of Natural Healing Arts as a Doctor of Chiropractic and practiced as such for 45 years.
He also served for 15 years as coroner for Kit Carson County. He served on the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Tony received numerous commendations and awards and was well respected by his peers. Tony will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Tony was preceded in death by his father Eron Olaiz, mother Carolina Medina, stepfather Joe Medina, sons Robert J. Olaiz, Anthony A. Jr. Olaiz, brother Vincent Medina, sister Margaret Ewing.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer of 44 years, daughters Angelia Childers (Mike), Desiree McAnany (Brian), grandsons Dustin McAnany, Robert Harris, Matthew Childers, and Michael Childers.
Two great-grandchildren, brothers Joe Medina, Tom Medina, and a sister, Virginia Carr, also survive him.
Funeral services for Anthony were held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Hanson officiating.
Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Memorials may be made in Anthony's name to Caring Hands Hospice or to the Kit Carson County Emergency Medical Service and may be left at or sent to The Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., P.O. Box 429, Burlington, CO 80807.
Friends may go to www.lovefuneralhomes.com to sign the family's online register book and to leave an online message of condolence.
Funeral services were entrusted to Love Funeral Home in Burlington.
Published in The Burlington Record on July 3, 2014