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Gustavo OLIVARES


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Gustavo OLIVARES Obituary
OLIVARES, Gustavo

Gustavo Olivares, 94 of Austin, Texas went to his heavenly rest on July 19, 2014. Gustavo, "Gus" to his friends was born in Mexico November 22, 1919. At a very young age, Gus came to the United States with his parents. Gus grew up in central Texas and left when drafted for military service during World War II. Severe battle wounds left Gus greatly challenged, but never defeated. The United States bestowed American citizenship to this devoted and patriotic man for his courageous service in the United States Army in time of war. Eventually Gus returned to settle in Austin in 1962 where he became an active member of community organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. This honorable man led by example and was respected and admired.

Gustavo was preceded in death by his parents Pablo and Maria Olivares; sister Amparo Olivares Castro; brother-in-law Manuel Castro; and two sisters who died in infancy. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eduviges "Duvi" Olivares; daughters Irene (Lee) Garcia, Ofelia Sosa; sister Maria del Rosario Olivares; grandchildren Catherine (David) Fragoso, John Michael (Shasta) Sosa, Charmane Barton, Victoria (Frank) Garcia, and Lorenzo (Lisa Abraham) Garcia. He will be greatly missed by twelve great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins in Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Mexico.

The family will receive visitors at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 3125 North Lamar Blvd. in Austin Wednesday, July 23, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m., a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church 7601 Burnet Rd. in Austin at 9:30 a.m., with Rev. James Misko officiating. A private military burial at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio will take place later in the day.

Our family thanks the staff of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home for their kind and generous attention. We are most grateful to St. Louis Church, to Ms. Jane Hellinger of the food ministry, and the Knights of Columbus of Council 5967. Special thanks to Fr. Bill Wack and Fr. Paul Ybarra of St. Ignatius Martyr Church for bereavement support.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 23 to July 24, 2014
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