Miriam Garrick Oliver
September 26, 1927 – January 31, 2018
Funeral services for Miriam Garrick Oliver, 90, of Belton, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Oliver and Dr. David Mosser officiating. Burial will follow at the Mary Allen Oliver Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Oliver died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her home in Belton.
Mrs. Oliver was born September 26, 1927 in Norway, South Carolina, the daughter of Martin C. and Cora Lee Brunson Garrick. She worked in retail in Charleston, South Carolina, where she met Lt. John W. “Jack” Oliver, Jr. She married him 30 days later, on January 30, 1944, which began a 74 year love affair. As the wife of a career Air Force officer, she raised three children and was active in ensuring the well-being of Airmen and their families. She attended the University of Hawaii and worked as a Base Clinic administrator at multiple bases. After retiring to Central Texas, she was a longtime leader in the Salado United Methodist Church. She was always active in many community organizations, including serving as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Dr. Sandra Kay Oliver (Dr. R. Wayne Matthews) of Belton; two sons, John Lynn Oliver (Rory) of Belton and Rev. Robert Bedell Oliver (Anna) of Grand Prairie; one sister, Erma Lamb of Mt. Dora, Florida; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Salado United Methodist Church 650 Royal St., Salado, TX 76571.