Almond-Carolyn Olix, 81, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on January 30, 2015 at home of colon cancer.
Carolyn was born on April 19, 1933 in Hornell to the late William and Isabelle (McGregor) Beyea. She was a graduate of Hornell Senior High School. In 1949, she married George T. Olix with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage this past summer. Carolyn was employed by St. James Hospital, Marion Rohr, Westinghouse and the Hornell City School District in addition to being president and bookkeeper of Olix Welding, Olix Air-Flo Wood Stoves and Steuben Mechanical Contracting. Carolyn was a life long resident of the Hornell area. She had been an active Camp Fire and Blue Bird Troup leader for numerous years. Carolyn had been a long-term member of former Southside Baptist Church in Hornell.
Carolyn will be remembered for her unfailing integrity, strong work ethic and her endless support of her family. She enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s school concerts and sporting events, maintaining meticulous flower beds, traveling, caring for her pets and baking hundreds of cookies for her children and their families each Christmas. She also enjoyed hosting large family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmastime at her home.
In addition to her husband George, she is survived by her eight children; Debra Dockstader, Steven (Lois) Olix, Danny Olix, Thomas (Laura) Olix, Dawn (Bryan) Dodge, Christopher (Tammy) Olix, Tedd (Julie) Olix and Susan Olix-Anderson. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, William and Lewis, and her son-in-law, John A. Anderson. She was also predeceased by her best friend and aunt, Ruth McGregor McDonald.
To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Carolyn’s memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfunralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo Street, Hornell, NY where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. Chaplain Astuti Bijlefeld will officiate. Burial will be in Hornell Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hornell Area Humane Society,7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.
Memorial donations made to the Hornell Area Humane Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.