Oliver Loren Oliver, Jr., born Feb. 26, 1933, passed away Jan. 11, 2003. He grew up in Fargo, ND, played American Legion Jr. Baseball, and graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1950. Mr. Oliver received a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1954. He was active in the Sigma Chi social fraternity and held a baseball scholarship there. Following college, he played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles Farm Systems. He joined the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Companies in St. Paul, MN in 1956, earned his M.B.A. degree at the University of Minnesota, his C.P.C.U. and C.L.U. designation in the insurance industry. Later he moved to Portland, OR and then to the Seattle Northwest Service Center as Vice President and General Manager. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the U.S. Handball Association, Manor Athletic Handball Club in Lynnwood, the Lutheran Church (LCA), Elks, Eagles, Seattle Symphony, American Rose Society, and received a life distinction with the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Carro-Oliver of Bothell, WA; son, Michael Oliver, wife Kimberly & their children Ashley Mae and Tanner of Woodburn, OR, and son, Timothy Oliver of San Diego, CA; sisters, Lynn & husband Orion Thoen of Crookston, MN, Cathie Oliver Walstad, Lakeville, MN; nephew, David Walstad and nieces, Tracey Hornung, Siri Meyer, Stephanie Paverud, and Amy Walstad. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene Mae Oliver; by his parents, Loren Fritsche Oliver and Grace Westenborg Oliver. Memorials may be contributed to the charity of choice or the Manor Athletic Handball Club of Lynnwood, WA.

Published on January 16, 2003

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