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Vahalia Olvera Birthday


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Vahalia Olvera, 456 15th Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in observance of her 90th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 4 p.m. at her home. No gifts, please.
Vahalia Vasquez was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Green River, Ill. She married Guadalupe Olvera Sr., Davenport, on June 18, 1949, in Muscatine, Iowa. He died Aug. 31, 2012.
Her sons are John (Mary Ann) Olvera, Milan; Jerry (Mona) Olvera, Carbon Cliff; Guadalupe (Daphne) Olvera Jr., Silvis; Benjamin (Cathy) Olvera, Davenport; Carlos Olvera, Moline; Felix Olvera, East Moline; and Michael Olvera, deceased November 1984. Her daughters are Janet (Ron) Anderson, Dayton, Tenn.; and Francisca Olvera, San Antonio, Texas. She has 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was employed at Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, retiring in March 2002. She is a member of St. Anne, East Moline.














 



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