Olivia Balducci Orem

September 24, 1926 - August 26, 2013
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Olivia Balducci Orem passed away on August 26, 2013, after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s. She was born on September 24, 1926, in Galveston, Texas, where she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Ursuline Academy. Olivia enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. In 1962 she and her children moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement from Rudi’s Restaurant.

Olivia is preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Louise Orem; father, Albert Balducci; mother, Madelina Martini Maskell; brothers, Albert Paul Balducci and Amile Martini; and son-in-law, James (Jim) Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Orem Smith, of Katy, Texas; daughter, Cynthia Buller and son-in-law, Richard Buller, of La Marque, Texas; and son, Louis S. Orem III, of Stafford, Texas; granddaughter, Cynthia Malin; grandson, Eric Malin and wife, Amy Malin; grandson, Adam Malin and wife, Jennie Malin; granddaughter, Dian LaQue and husband, Quintin LaQue; grandsons, Scott Buller, Anthony Orem and Daniel Orem; great-grandchildren: Christine and Addison Malin, Cameron and Madeline LaQue and Skylar Orem; sister, Noami Ippolito; half-sisters, Gayle Vanskike and Joyce Kleimann; sister-in-law, Marie Balducci; nieces, Carla Gregson and Martha Euwer; nephew, Ricky Balducci; cousins, Catherine Halvorson of Grand Junction, Colorado; Paula Martini of Houston, Texas and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Olivia’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, August 30th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, August 31st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.

Pallbearers are Eric Malin, Adam Malin, Scott Buller, Anthony Orem, Daniel Orem and Cameron LaQue. Honorary pallbearers are Quintin LaQue, Frank Macaluso, Rick Mansfield and Eddie Janek.

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Born: September 24, 1926
Died: August 26, 2013

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Christine Reiter posted on 11/30/-1

To my cousins in Texas wish we could be there but we send our love and prayers to you all.


Peggy posted on 11/30/-1

Linda, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know how much you cherished your Mother and I am so sorry for your loss. They say "time heals all wounds" it is difficult to let go of the people you so dearly love. You are in my thoughts! Peggy


Doris posted on 11/30/-1

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. During this most difficult time may the holy scriptures many promises be a source of comfort to you, I like to share this promise I find comforting,that one day soon, "no resident will say: I am sick" -Isaiah 33:24.