What's New
Search Engine
Photo Gallery
Unit History
Unit Honors
Voices Of Past
F&F Association
How To Submit



(courtesy of Claudia Towne Smith)

Grave marker for Raymond L. Olley in Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, Racine (Racine county), Wisconsin.

  Surrounded by his loving family, Raymond "Ray" L. Olley, age 82, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at his residence.
   Ray was born in Racine, February 12, 1931, son of the late George "Walter" and Alvina (Nee: Meyer) Olley.
   He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper.
   On December 27, 1956 in Washington D.C. he was united in marriage to Nancy R. Myers who preceded him in death, June 12, 2008.
   Ray and his brother, Francis "Doc" Olley ran the family Dairy farm in Franksville for many years. He also drove for Lamers Tour Bus for twenty years, completing over a million miles without an accident. He served on the Town of Caledonia Planning Commission for five years and was a past board member of St. Monica's Senior Citizen Home. Ray was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and belonged to the Racine Milk Producers Association.
   An avid outdoorsman, Ray enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
   Survivors include his children, Gregory K. Olley, Shawn R. Olley, both of Franksville, Christopher P. (Jane) Olley of Racine; his four grandchildren, Allison, Luke, Jackson, and Katherine; brother and sisters, Francis "Doc" Olley of Franksville, Sr. Michelle Olley, Sr. Betty Olley, both of Racine; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Dee (Ben) Sisemore of Stafford, VA, Elaine Myers of Arlington, VA, Gladys Olley of Franksville, Gail Olley of Lakeland, FL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
   In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his brothers, Rev. Edmund Olley, Donald Olley, and David Olley.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue, on Thursday May 16, 2013, 7:00 p.m., with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating. Private interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
   Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Thursday from 4:30 until time of Mass at 7:00 p.m.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Catherine's High School, Raymond and Nancy Olley Fine Arts Scholarship, have been suggested.





Copyright and all other rights reserved by the Family and Friends of The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association or by those who are otherwise cited,
For problems or questions regarding this web site, please contact