Rex Leon Oliver Jr., 84, of Great Falls, a retired pharmacist and U.S. Navy veteran, died of natural causes Wednesday, April 3, at a local care facility.
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A memorial service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery with military honors by the Marine Corps League. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Rex was born June 6, 1928, in Scottsbluff, Neb. He went to high school in Torrington, Wyo., followed by college at Colorado University. During World War II, he was on a troop transport ship with the Navy.
After he graduated college, he came to Great Falls and worked as a pharmacist at Bernard Drug, Super Save Drug and then at the Deaconess Hospital before retiring.
Rex was a Mason. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis when he was younger, walking around Great Falls, drawing, painting with acrylics, photography and bicycling along the River's Edge Trail.
He is survived by his sister, Esther "Hennie" Wooldridge; nieces and nephews Kay, Charlie, Kevin, Mike, Katie, Irene and Trisha; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Carter.
Condolences for the family may be posted on line at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 10, 2013