Olivia Tamez Maldonado, age 79, peacefully passed away in her home on November 20, 2018 in Kingsville, Texas. She was born on July 6, 1939 to Salvador Cano Tamez and Candida Sanchez in Kingsville, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her both her parents, and one granddaughter, Candida Marina Jimenez.
Olivia is survived by her husband of 41 years, Johnny C. Maldonado Jr.; three daughters, Esther J. Jimenez, Angelita O. Maldonado, and Delilah Ann Maldonado; two sons, Domingo Jimenez Jr. and John Anthony Maldonado III; five sisters, Elida Gonzales, Dolores Abundo, Herlinda Cavazos, Noemi Vasquez, and Ofelia Carrillo; two brothers, Noe Tamez and Ruben Tamez; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
For 48 years she was the Food Services Director of Presbyterian Pan American School, and nourished thousands of students, faculty, staff, and friends with home cooked meals prepared by Olivia, fondly known as Oli. She practiced the presence of God every day in her kitchen, at the school and her home, and the food she served fed the spirit as well as the body.
Olivia was an active member of Gethsemane Presbyterian Church and she was the backbone of her congregation. She was a woman who served our Lord Jesus Christ, and whose love, guidance and patience brightened our lives. Her life represents her love of God and her ministry of mothering love to us all.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Gethsemane Presbyterian Church 1312 E. Kleberg Kingsville, Texas. Burial will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary 205 General Cavazos Blvd. Kingsville, Texas 78363.
Tia Oli, you are so missed. I want to Thank you for giving me a place in the family as my dads daughter. I want to thank you for helping choose my daughter's name, I so miss calling you and texting you and sharing things I do with my dad. I will always carry you in my heart. Aye Tia Oli you are missed indeed.
Love and Respect
Elizabeth Marquez JimenezOxnard, CA
You were an excellent supervisor and teacher to all students at Presbyterian Pan American High School. My experiences with you and all the staff at Pan Am gave me strong work ethics in life. I never had the chance to tell you thank you for giving me guidance. You will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to you and your family. Love always.
Cilia MorenoMission, TX
Jr. and family, I am so sorry for your loss, may the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow and grief. I love you all.
May she rest in peace.
Consuelo Ramirez VillarrealZapata, TX
My Beautiful Tia Oli ❤️ you will forever be in our hearts. Love you
Roel GonzalesAustin, TX
Most giving person I knew, besides my own mother. She will be missed.
John A Maldonado IIINewkirk Oklahoma, OK
You are my everything Mom and I LOVE YOU more than anything! You are now with Candi and that is the only thing that comforts me. I MISS YOU and I can’t wait to join you and my precious Candi someday. You are now in God’s arms and I pray for strength to get through this devastating loss to our family. You are deeply loved Mom. ♥️🙏🏼♥️
Esther JimenezKingsville, TX
You were a great woman and a great grandma I will miss you may your soul be with god I love you forever xx
Journee JonesColorado springs, CO