Arthur Olivares, 83, of Grimes, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2020. He was born June 21, 1937, in Douglas, Arizona, the fourth of seven children to Arturo and Amelia Olivares. The family moved to Grimes where Art grew up and graduated from Pierce High School in 1955. After working for several Colusa County farmers, he went to work for himself in 1980. He started a welding business where he made everything from garden ornaments to farm implements. Art was a long-time Little League coach and umpire. He was also a dedicated volunteer firefighter, including 22 years as a director with the Sacramento River District. Art enjoyed playing golf and following the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
Art was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Angelo “Sonny” Olivares. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Olivares of Grimes; sons Charlie (Phyllis) Olivares of Elk Grove, and Daniel (Shelly Sterk) Olivares of Colusa; daughters Ellen (Ken) Hester of Colusa, and Jennifer (Stan) Jennings of Rancho Cordova; brothers Armando Olivares of Rochester, New Hampshire, and Fred (Alice) Olivares of Hillsboro, Oregon; sisters Armida Lopez of Burbank, Aida (Sheldon) Goldfin of Reno, and Alice Brotherton of Valencia; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the McNary-Moore Chapel 107 5th Street Colusa, CA 95932 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24th. Rosary and Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 345 Oak St. in Colusa on Friday, Sept. 25th. Rosary at 9:30a.m. and Mass beginning at 10:00a.m.. Burial will follow at the Grand Island Cemetery 2014 Dry Slough Road Grimes, CA 95950
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Sacramento River Fire Dept. – Grimes Branch, P.O. Box 160, Grimes, CA 95950. ■
Arrangements are under the direction of
McNary-Moore Funeral Service – FD-410 • (530) 458-2111
09/23/2020 • WPR #2020-1170