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Elaine M. Olive

Elaine Marie Olive, age 76, of Brandon, formerly of Alexandria, passed away at Alomere Health in the presence of her family on July 21, 2018.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018, at The Church, 3992 Hwy 27 W., Alexandria with Pastor Jay Jenson officiating. Music is provided by Rochelle Jenson. Interment is at Geneva Cemetery, Alexandria.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Elaine was born on March 24, 1942, to Walter and Laura (Peterson) Anderson in Alexandria. Elaine is survived by her children, Clinton Olive, Steven Olive, Kristina Sherrett, and Karen Murray; son-in-law, Len Murray; daughter-in-law Heidi Olive; and her immediate siblings, Glenn Anderson, Ronnie Anderson, David Anderson, and Carol Reed.

Elaine's foremost passion was her love and service to her Savior Jesus Christ. Out of this love flowed her desire to serve people. Elaine had a long and fulfilling career as a registered nurse. She loved being a nurse. She always went over and above in service to her patients working mainly in Intensive Care units where the need was great. She retired in her long career locally at Douglas County Hospital in 2008.

Elaine also had years of loving service to the church. Through these years she enjoyed working with the neediest and hurting. She worked with the Homeless in Trinity Church International in Florida serving meals, caring for them and dishing out love.

Another passion was working with young people. She served with the youth in Florida. She was affectionately known as “Nana” and lovingly listened to and hugged so many.  If you were one of the lucky ones you also knew how fun and crazy she could be and have many cherished memories...long may they last.

But, her most important treasures were her children and grandchildren. Her daughter, Kristina Sherrett, has given her three grandchildren, Cole Sherrett, Skyler Sherrett, and Canyon Sherrett all of Garfield. Ethan and Laylah Murray, presently of Brandon, who were born in England, are her grandchildren from her daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Len Murray. Prior to their move to Brandon, their Nana would spend six months of the year living with them in England. They all knew her as crazy Nana who would do anything to make them happy. They were lucky to have so many years of fun and wonderful memories with their Nana. She will be sorely missed by all.

Pallbearers are Clinton Olive, Steven Olive, Cole Sherrett, Canyon Sherrett, Ethan Murray and Len Murray.

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Fond memories of Elaine when she visited her family in England. She made the long journey even in poor health. She loved her two little grandchildren. May she enjoy the happiness of eternal life with the lord . Gods Blessings Always From Marie

Marie Therese Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Elaine, I am saddened at this loss of your dear loved one too.There is not one dry eye in Heaven. I believe that Christs second coming is very near and praise God for that Blessed hope of seeing our loved ones and friends again; not as they were here on this earth of SIN; but in a totally new physical body without all the disease and infirmities.What we can expect is that our personalities will remain but all the other effects of sin gone forever.No more Sin,Sickness,tears,or crying because these former things will be passed away. I worked with Elaine Here in town on the night shift;.She was an excellant nurse and friend. I wish that she would have had more years to enjoy in her retirement.I believe she was a christian lady and a friend of Jesus. I did not see Elaine as much after she retired but I always had warm thoughts and memories of her.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,neither sorrow,nor crying,neither shall there be anymore pain: for the former things are passed away" Revelation 21:4 This is from John the Revelator talking about Heaven and the New Jerusalem. I look forward along with you for this promised wonderful event! We can count on it because GOD said so and He is worthy of our Trust. What a grand reunion is awaiting us; a grand get together for those who love and obey him. The best part is, it will be for eternity! Even so Come Lord Jesus.
May the Holy Spirit wrap you in His arms and keep you all till Jesus soon returns in Power and Glory!
Belinda Schmidt RN

Belinda M Schmidt Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A Pink Notion was sent on July 25, 2018

We are praying y'all ,We will miss her, Bill and Diana Peppers, Mike and PamPeppers and Jonthan,Emily and Finley Sylvain

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Olive

Shirlee Rost Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

My forever friend Elaine, she was an example of Gods faithfulness. She lived the song, He's the God on the mountain & He's the God in the valley's. sending love & prayers to Clinton, Cristy, Karen & Stephen & their families.

Diana & Bill Peppers Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent by Cindy Zanardi on July 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

We called her Mama Elaine because she treated us and cared for us as though we were her kids. She prayed for us, went on youth trips with us, gave every extra minute of her time to serve others and she shared her home with us. You couldn't help but smile when she smiled and her laugh was awesome! I loved her and will miss her. I am so blessed to have known her and been on the receiving end of her love.

Stacey Tibbs Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

I remembered that she always had a smile. Her smile was always kind and warm. Thinking of and praying for the family!

Katie Mortenson (Dooley) Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

sherry and I arehonored to have known this lady of the spirit. last Friday night at the hospital we told you we loved you Elaine and said you loved us. We saw your passion and love for Godand for His children. thanks for being a part of our life. God bless you.
from: Michael"skippy"geithman and sherry geithman.

michael"skippy"geithman Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Elaine's laughter was contagious! Her presence would light up a room, and she knew how to make everyone feel welcomed and loved. She was a true disciple of Christ, and taught others to be the same! Her legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched.

Elishya Vaughn Cook Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

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