Olive J. Crew, 91, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in her home. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 310 5th Street SE in Cedar Rapids. There will be a private interment prior to the service.
Olive was born on April 8, 1927 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of Dominic and Gladys (Archibald) Carano. Following her graduation from Coe College in 1949, Olive was united in marriage with David H. Crew on June 16, 1951, a union that thrived for 65 years until David’s death in 2017.
Olive was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids since 1948, and served as a member of the choir for over 70 years. She also served the church as a deacon and elder.
Her extensive community involvement took many forms. Olive was a regular volunteer at St Luke’s Hospital over several decades, earning an award for volunteerism. She was a member of FO Chapter of PEO for over 50 years, and enjoyed her involvement with Orchestra Iowa and numerous other clubs and organizations.
Olive was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Left to cherish Olive’s memory are her two children, Barbara (Richard) Livingston of Longmont, CO, and David (Carolyn) Crew of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Friends may, In lieu of flowers, make a memorial gift to First Presbyterian Church