Vera-Nell Gilmer OLNEY

OLNEY, Vera-Nell Gilmer Passed quietly in her sleep on December 23rd. The loving and devoted mother of Nancy Albertson, Sue Aldrich Wagner and stepson Steven B. Olney, was born in Visalia, California on November 25, 1916. After graduating from UCLA, she went to New York where she was "discovered" and became a sought after Conover Model, Life cover girl, and singer. She returned to California to marry Myron Charles Albertson, Jr. Vera-Nell was widowed after ten years and was briefly married to Dr. Robert B. Olney. In later years she became a respected and successful realtor on the Westside. Gifts in her memory may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 13, 2013