Olivia L. Bravo

May 14, 1948February 21, 2018

Olivia Linda Bravo, 69, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia passed suddenly February 21, 2018, after complications from surgery. Originally from Santa Paula, California, Olivia had recently retired from the Kanawha County Library system as a research librarian after thirty years of service. Prior to that she was with the Houston Library and the Los Angeles Police Department. Olivia graduated from California State-Northridge and Michigan Universities. Her parents Joe Jr. and Sylvia Bravo of Santa Paula are deceased. She is survived by her brothers John Bravo of Santa Paula, Michael Bravo of San Luis Obispo, California, and her loving partner Richard Carte. Olivia’s lifelong passion was for her dogs and she served in rescue of many at risk animals for many years. She also served in rescue of many at risk animals for many years. She also served voluntarily on the Board of Covenant House in Charleston as well as the Board of Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha Co. Memorial service will be March 24th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, it is requested any donations be made to Covenant House in Charleston, WV.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Sally Jackson

July 29, 2018

I met Olivia through my work as a library trustee. We bonded instantly over our love of terriers; we both had a deaf one at the time.
She was a remarkable lady. I will miss her.

Debra Kallis

March 20, 2018

I did not know Olivia, personally, but only through my sister, Kim Dankovich-Taylor. She worked with Olivia at the Kanawha County Library system. I know that Kim was shocked by her sudden death. I would just like to add my personal sympathy and prayers. Debbie Dankovich Kallis

Pauline Clark

February 27, 2018

I am so saddened by this news, a wonderful human being in the world of rescue and for her love of the breed of our snarky jack russells AND the deaf ones no less. She will be missed by all of us who so enjoyed her postings and love deaf underrated jacks. - May she rest in peace and may all the jacks in heaven greet her with tails wagging, my condolences to her family and close friends.

Lorena Doolittle

February 26, 2018

I considered Olivia a real friend, even though I was only in her presence for a few days many years ago. She was such a warm, giving person. So much kindness and joy. My heartfelt sympathies are with Richard and with Olivia's families. She will be missed by so many.

Ellen Allen

February 26, 2018

All of us at Covenant House are heartbroken at the passing of our friend and Board member. Olivia's spirit infused our work with humor, compassion, and hope. I will miss her every day.

Cindy Lilly

February 25, 2018

I had the privilege to work with Olivia and to call her friend. We were fellow
dog lovers and she never forgot to tell me to give Mozart a pat. I loved her
sense of humor, her keen intelligence, and the fact that she walked to her own beat. She will be sorely missed. Richard and all her family are in my prayers.

Arthur Duncan

February 25, 2018

Hard to imagine somebody so full of love now gone we shared a hometown and an Alma Mater - university of Michigan Live on at the big reference desk in the heavens. Blessings

Francine Bravo Pumphrey

February 24, 2018

My sweet cousin I will miss you, our chats, remembering all the things we did as kids, growing up, being apart then back together again now apart once again

Vicky Samples

February 24, 2018

Olivia was a special lady, she was funny, plain spoken and so much fun to be around. I will miss her friendship very much. I am so honored I knew her.

Sarah Cooper

February 24, 2018

Olivia was a bright light to all who knew her.