Richard Stanley Oliver

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Richard Stanley Oliver, a resident of Canyon Lake, passed away on March 2, 2017 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels at the age of 78. Richard Oliver was born on May 13, 1938 in Houston to John Stanley Oliver and Georgia Mearse Oliver, who along with his brother, Thomas Michael Oliver and daughter Mary Georgia Oliver, preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years Linda Mehl Oliver and resided at Canyon Lake, Texas. Richard was the first of four children and is survived by his two sisters, Georgann Hinton of The Woodlands, Texas and Kristine Glines of Grapeland, Texas, by his two children Renee Oliver of Austin, Texas and John Eric Oliver of Chicago, IL as well as his four grandchildren Zane Dalton, Max Dalton, Esme Oliver and Ethan Oliver. He is also survived by his step-children Theresa Mendoza, Eileen Jones, Billy Kelly, and Carolyn Mikel as well as his grandchildren Loyal Lybarger, Kristin Severson, Josh Lybarger, Rachel Liankatawa and Aaron Medoza, Hannah Sanches and Maddy Lund, Emily, Sam and Kate Kelly, Gracie, Abigail and Jake Mikel and 8 great grandchildren. Richard grew up in Houston, graduated from San Jacinto High School. He was a strong and loving father and raised his family in Houston while working as a distributor for The Houston Chronicle for almost four decades. Richard loved sailing, teaching his grandchildren how to water ski and taking them on wild rides. He loved woodworking and had something new every year to gift each grandchild. In 2007 he became an avid supporter of Toastmasters and enjoyed working behind the scenes , never seeking any recognition. Richard was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew his selfless nature, sense of humor, loving spirit, faith in God and great generosity. In the Fall of 2016, he was awarded a special trophy for his dedication and service to District 55 Toastmasters , receiving a standing ovation. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 1895 S. Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Richard was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston on March 6, 2017. Memorials may be made to Toastmasters District 55, 626 Barrow Peak, San Antonio, TX 78251. Please either designate for the Spring Conference, the first one to ever miss since 2007, or the Youth Leadership Program he believed in.

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  1. Patience, Stability, Compassion; what wonderful attributes you had in your lifetime. You will be missed!

  2. So very sorry for your loss Linda. Richard was the very definition of a gentleman. His kindness, warm humor, and gracious nature will not be forgotten. May God comfort you. Love Juancho and Heather.

  3. Renée, sweet lady, We are deeply saddened by the passing of your dear Dad by you and your family. We know he meant the world to you and will be missed. Our hearts go out to you all with sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and healing. Love Alison & John & Family

  4. I’m so heartbroken you passed before l could see you one last time l will always cherish the beautiful music box you gave me and all the beautiful memories we made together. You will be in my heart forever rest in peace my love

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