Olga Helen Svoboda

Olga Helen Svoboda

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Feb 1979 (aged 62)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Cremated, Specifically: According to the book, The Thrill of The Chase, a Memoir by Forrest Fenn, in the Chapter, Tea With Olga, page 116, he spread her ashes from his private plane atop Taos Mountain in Taos, New Mexico.
Memorial ID 153187537 · View Source
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Olga Helen Svoboda was the daughter of Josef C. and Olga Svoboda (nee Nedoma). She passed away from cancer in Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 1, 1979. Her parents preceded her in death. She was survived by one brother, Michael Westbrook Svoboda (Cornelia), other family and friends. Funeral arrangements were made by Memorial Chapel Mortuary.

Olga was mentioned in the book, The Thrill of The Chase, a Memoir by Forrest Fenn, in the Chapter, Tea With Olga, pages 115-117. A sampling follows: "Olga was a delightful woman with a warm and giving heart. She was also too young to be treated with such disrespect by the ungentle laws of nature and she joked about outrunning the well bug." "Although Olga's cancer was insidious and unforgiving by nature, it allowed time for her to reflect and prepare." Olga retired from the Southern Union Gas Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lived at 441 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, New Mexico. According to an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican Newspaper on Sunday, May 6, 2012, page Z015, "The Acequia Madre casita was a very small house that was acquired by Forrest Fenn and ultimately incorporated into the Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Not too much is known about it, except that Olga Helen Svoboda was it's last tenant---and Jackie Kennedy stayed there once. El Zaquan built it in the 1800's as the home of SantaFe Trail trader, James L. Johnson. It's been a home to artists since the 1920's. Today, it houses five artists and serves as the headquarters for the Historic Santa Fe Foundation".


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Gravesite Details Taos Mountain is very much the same as it was when Olga's ashes were spread there. It was her wish to have her ashes spread atop Taos Mountain where her father's ashes were spread.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olga Helen Svoboda (17 Mar 1916–1 Feb 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153187537, ; Maintained by EpitaphWriter (contributor 47803675) Cremated, who reports a According to the book, The Thrill of The Chase, a Memoir by Forrest Fenn, in the Chapter, Tea With Olga, page 116, he spread her ashes from his private plane atop Taos Mountain in Taos, New Mexico..