November 4, 1948 - March 13, 2022
Freddy Lee Olivero, 73, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022. He was born to Felice Ludivico Olivero (d.) and to Esther Marie on November 4, 1948, in El Cerrito, CA. He graduated from El Cerrito High School, attended California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and received an MBA from Gonzaga University. While in college, he met and married Carole Anne Heaton (d.) on February 6, 1971. Their adventures together took them from Templeton to El Cerrito to Spokane to Salt Lake City to Chicago to Houston, eventually settling down in Montgomery, TX. Fred was a remarkable salesman with a gift for gab. He worked in various industries over the years: radiators, recycling, oil drilling, and home building to name a few. An avid Eagle Scout, Fred also enjoyed working with his hands. His many building projects enlisted the unwilling help of his children and in many cases their easily coerced friends! The backyard was filled with his mighty constructions. He later purchased a 42 acre farm in Wilmer, TX where he grew olive and pecan trees. Fred often could be found at the Farmer’s Market selling olive oil, soaps and lotions. This was an activity shared with his wife who frequently outsold him with her baked goods (though he insisted it wasn’t a competition). Fred was deeply devoted to Carole for 42 years of marriage and beyond. He was immensely saddened by her passing almost ten years earlier. The two made for a remarkable, and some might say, unusual pairing. Mr. O, as he was known by many of his children's ‘little friends,’ had a wacky sense of humor. He was a ‘Trekker’ and an avid memorabilia collector. He was also an adventurous cook. Sunday mornings were often filled with freshly made pancakes, waffles or French toast. He was also known for his legendary homemade pizza. Fred is survived by his 95-year-old mother and four children: Jenny Olivero, of Oakland, CA; Eric Olivero, of Montgomery, TX; Tony Olivero (Carol), of Houston, TX; and Nick A. Olivero, of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Lauren (22), Logan (19), Marie (16), Katie (14), Lawson (13), and Reese (10). Fred was able to attend the farmer’s market and visit his farm one last time before his passing. He will be cremated in accordance with his wishes because even though he sold caskets for a funeral home, “you shouldn’t bury money.” A celebration of life will be held at the Walden Yacht Club located at 13101 Melville Drive, Montgomery, TX from 4p-8p. Walden Yacht Club 13101 Melville Drive Montgomery, TX 4p-8p
Freddy Lee Olivero, 73, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022. He was born to Felice Ludivico Olivero (d.) and to Esther Marie on November 4, 1948, in El Cerrito, CA. He graduated from El Cerrito High School, attended California Polytechnic... View Obituary & Service Information
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Freddy Lee Olivero, 73, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022.
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