OLIVE GEARHART, 93, died on February 1, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Olive was born in Bromyard, England, on January 8, 1927, to Charles Mckee and Florence Goulding. During World War II, she met the love of her life, Jack, while he was serving in the United States Army. The two dated, became engaged and moved to Michigan in October of 1946 to begin their lives together. On November 30, 1946, Olive and Jack were united in marriage. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Together, Olive and Jack loved to travel all over the world. They celebrated 65 years together before Jack sadly preceded her in death on August 23, 2012. In her free time, Olive loved tending to her garden, crafting or shopping, decorating and volunteering at the Red Cross.
She is survived by her children, Lynne (Ruth Christian) Gearhart, Craig (Julie) Gearhart and Bradley Gearhart; grandchildren, Shay Gearhart, Nathan (Karin) Gearhart, Ashley Gearhart and Courtney (Jesse) Stratman.
Olive was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband; son, Allan Gearhart; five brothers and two sisters.
In accordance with Olive’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service took place on February 7, 2020 at Genesee Gardens, 4495 Calkins Rd., Flint, MI 48532.
Friends may share a memory online at martinfuneralhome.com.