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OBITUARY

Frances Kay Olivarez

April 26, 1957July 6, 2020

Frances Kay Olivarez, 63, of Port Lavaca, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020. She was born on April, 26, 1957 in Littlefield, Texas to the late William Roy Charles Rothenbach and Frankie Dora Fleming.

During her life, Frances served her country in the United States Army. During her military career, she was stationed at Fort McClellan in Alabama, and Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. She was awarded Woman of the Year in 1999 from the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce, and awarded Woman of the year from the American business Women’s Association, two awards for which she was very proud. Frances was also Judge’s Assistant for Judge Hartzog and Judge Pfeil, and was the Director for Blue and Brown Santa. She was retired from Calhoun County Community Ministries, where she worked in Business Administration.

Frances was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca, Six mile Voluntary Fire Department, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband; John Wayne Olivarez, son; Jason (Laura) Olivarez, daughters; Jennifer (Eric) Teehan, Jamie (Emzey) Wisegerber, and Michealle Remmers. Frances also leaves behind her sister; Zora Ann Kitchens, grandchildren; Ethan, Julia, Reagan, Darcy, Kaitlyn, Evelyn, Ella, Lively, Drew, Tyler and Cooper, and great-grandchildren; Hayden and Claire, all of whom will cherish her memory.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister; Dora Cook, and brothers; Robert Kitchens, Larry Kitchens, James Kitchens, and Charles Rothenbach.

Frances will lie in state at Richardson Colonial Funeral Home on Thursday, July, 9, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., where all who enter will be required to wear a facial covering. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca, immediately followed by interment at Six Mile Cemetery. Due to the current pandemic, all who enter the church will be required to wear a facial covering.

Pallbearers will be Jason Olivarez, Rick Olivarez, Ethan Teehan, Drew Johnson, Larry Kitchens, Daylen Williams, Emzey Wisegerber and Charles (Chuck) Rothenbach. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Teehan, Louis Olivarez, members of the Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Wayne Olivarez, Husband
  • William Roy Charles Rothenbach, Father (deceased)
  • Frankie Dora Fleming, Mother (deceased)
  • Jennifer and Eric Teehan, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Jamie and Emzey Wisegerber, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Michealle Remmers, Daughter
  • Jason and Laura Olivarez, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Zora Ann Kitchens, Sister
  • Dora Cook, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert Kitchens, Brother (deceased)
  • Larry Kitchens, Brother (deceased)
  • James Kitchens, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Rothenbach, Brother (deceased)
  • Ethan, Grandchild
  • Julia, Grandchild
  • Reagan, Grandchild
  • Darcy, Grandchild
  • Kaitlyn, Grandchild
  • Evelyn, Grandchild
  • Ella, Grandchild
  • Lively, Grandchild
  • Drew, Grandchild
  • Tyler, Grandchild
  • Cooper, Grandchild
  • Hayden, Great Grandchild
  • Claire, Great Grandchild

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Olivarez, Active
  • Rick Olivarez, Active
  • Ethan Teehan, Active
  • Drew Johnson, Active
  • Larry Kitchens, Active
  • Daylen Williams, Active
  • Emzey Wisegerber, Active
  • Charles (Chuck) Rothenbach, Active
  • Shawn Siegel, Active
  • Eric Teehan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Louis Olivarez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Members of Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department, Honorary Pallbearers
  • Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Honorary Pallbearers

Services

  • Viewing

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 10, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, July 10, 2020

Memories

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Sylvia Flores

July 18, 2020

Frances, we never met you but we know the Olivarez family well. John's family and ours were neighbors and have known each other for decades. I'm sure your loss is felt in many hearts. We are praying for your family, that God may comfort them as only He can. Friends always -- Mateo and Noemi Flores' children: Joel Flores and family in Pt Lavaca Tx and Sylvia Flores and family in San Antonio Tx.

Carlos Guillen

July 16, 2020

Duke. We are deeply saddened by your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers in this difficult time.

Robin McClain

July 14, 2020

Sissy was one of the BEST relatives a girl could ever ask for. Her nickname for me was Lil Sis. I appreciated all the time and effort it took for her to research our family lineage. Sissy will be missed down here but we all know that she is loving her new place with Jesus. Big hugs, love and blessings to you John, Jenny, Jamie, Jason and all who read this.

Lorraine Patty Ferguson

July 10, 2020

To daughter Jamie and all loved ones,
I am so sorry for your loss. There is no one like a mother, grandma or whatever cute name she chose! I have lost my mom, so I can try to understand your pain, but I know I can't. What I can do is continue to pray for those of you who are left behind.
Remember:
To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord....
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning...
This too shall pass...
He will NEVER leave you, nor forsake you..... Rest in HIS arms! Amen

Lorraine Patty Ferguson

July 10, 2020

To daughter Jaime and all loved ones,
I am so sorry for your loss. There is no one like a mother, grandma or whatever cute name she chose! I have lost my mom, so I can try to understand your pain, but I know I can't. What I can do is continue to pray for those of you who are left behind.
Remember:
To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord....
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning...
This too shall pass...
He will NEVER leave you, nor forsake you..... Rest in HIS arms! Amen

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Frances Kay Olivarez, 63, of Port Lavaca, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020. She was born on April, 26, 1957 in Littlefield, Texas to the late William Roy Charles Rothenbach and Frankie Dora Fleming.

During her life, Frances served her country in the United States Army. During her military career, she was stationed at Fort McClellan in Alabama, and Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana. She was awarded Woman of the Year in 1999 from the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce, and awarded Woman of the year from the American business Women’s Association, two awards for which she was very proud. Frances was also Judge’s Assistant for Judge Hartzog and Judge Pfeil, and was the Director for Blue and Brown Santa. She was retired from Calhoun County Community Ministries, where she worked in Business Administration.

Frances was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca, Six mile Voluntary Fire Department, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband; John Wayne Olivarez, son; Jason (Laura) Olivarez, daughters; Jennifer (Eric) Teehan, Jamie (Emzey) Wisegerber, and Michealle Remmers. Frances also leaves behind her sister; Zora Ann Kitchens, grandchildren; Ethan, Julia, Reagan, Darcy, Kaitlyn, Evelyn, Ella, Lively, Drew, Tyler and Cooper, and great-grandchildren; Hayden and Claire, all of whom will cherish her memory.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister; Dora Cook, and brothers; Robert Kitchens, Larry Kitchens, James Kitchens, and Charles Rothenbach.

Frances will lie in state at Richardson Colonial Funeral Home on Thursday, July, 9, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., where all who enter will be required to wear a facial covering. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Port Lavaca, immediately followed by interment at Six Mile Cemetery. Due to the current pandemic, all who enter the church will be required to wear a facial covering.

Pallbearers will be Jason Olivarez, Rick Olivarez, Ethan Teehan, Drew Johnson, Larry Kitchens, Daylen Williams, Emzey Wisegerber and Charles (Chuck) Rothenbach. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Teehan, Louis Olivarez, members of the Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com

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