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Eleanor (Garrison) Oliver, a Portrait Artist and Athlete

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Church, 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley, with a reception immediately following.

Eleanor (Garrison) Oliver, age 89, a Sewickley resident since 1947, passed away on Friday, August 03, 2012 at .

She was born in Greenwich, CT on July 10, 1923 to the late Charles T. and Josephine H. Garrison.

On September 27, 2009, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, George S. Oliver II. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Grace Mackey and Jane Herbert.

Cherished mother of Connie Swanson (Bill) of Melbourne, Ontario Canada, Margaretta Caesar (Brewster) of Morrison, CO, and Charles Oliver (Leila) of Landrum, SC; grandmother of Brooke Bartlett (Jarod), Tyler (Breanna) and Lauren Caesar, George, Sarah and Lilly Oliver, Christopher and Mariah Swanson; great grandmother of Adalynn Oliver Bartlett.

She will be remembered as a portrait artist, a great athlete in both tennis and paddle tennis and an avid gardener but most of all as a wonderful Mom.

Memorial service will be held to celebrate her life on Tuesday (August 7) at 11 AM at St. Stephen's Church, 405 Frederick Ave., Sewickley, PA 15143 with reception immediately following. Burial will be private in Sewickley Cemetery.

Family suggests donations to her church or to Trinity School for Ministry, 311 11th St., Ambridge, PA 15003. Arrangements by Copeland's.

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Andrea Zimmerman August 07, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Wonderful woman. We have a portrait she painted of our children not quite a year ago as a parting gift. A very much cherished treasure.

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