|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2007|
Garnetta Olive Mansfield passed away on February 18, 2007 in Chelsea, Michigan, at the age of 85. She wrote her own obituary:
Today I decided to write my own obituary. It is March 2001, I am 80 years old, and as far as I know I am in good health. My parents were Herman Culross Olive and Anna Lucile Olive (nee House). I was born in Paris, Tennessee on Feb. 27, 1921. We moved to Michigan before I started school. I have one sister, Oeda Geissler, of Novi MI and one brother James Olive of New Boston, MI.
Harry Mansfield and I were married in Pontiac, MI on June 10th 1939. He survives along with our four wonderful children., Anita Louise Metzger, of Chelsea, Mi, Diane Marie Sauro (deceased), Alan Harry (Pam) Mansfield of Chelsea, MI and Dawn Elaine (Kim) Kay of Howell, MI.
Ronald Dean (Julie) Swanson of Oshkosh, WI came to live with us when he was a teenager and is a son to us.
We have six very caring grandchildren, Karl Metzger of Brighton, Karen (Bill) Zimmer, of Manchester, Angela (Paul) Pomerleau of Sterling Heights, Diane Kay, Andy Kay, and Robert Kay, of Howell; also Ron and Julie have four wonderful children, Jonathan, Erica, Jennifer, and Laura.
One grandson (John Sauro Jr.) died with his mother (Diane) in a automobile accident in 1971.
To add to our joy there are seven great-grandchildren, Michelle, Paul and Brandon Pomerleau, Kassidy, Cole, Nathan, and Natalie Zimmer.
"Now that I am a old lady, I will wear purple with a red hat that doesn't ‘go' " and I really don't like hats. "I spend my pension on candy, I sit down when I am tired and gobble up samples in shops" that add more pounds. I tried to learn to whistle with no success. I hoard pictures of loved ones. I have had a wonderful life thanks to my warm and loving family. May you take joy and happiness in all the wonderful years and vacations we have had together.
Her husband died two months later on April 29, 2007.
Funeral services were held at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Joy Barrett officiating.
Harry Mansfield (1918 - 2007)
Diane Marie Mansfield Sauro (1945 - 1971)*
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Record added: Oct 07, 2008
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