Edith Taubert Oliver, 86, was born on February 16, 1932, in Kutzdorf, Germany (now Poland), and died on January 11, 2019, at home in Crosby, Texas, surrounded by loved ones.
Edith was the eldest of four children. Her family was displaced and her father killed during the war, and she and her mother and siblings settled in Berlin, where they made a new life. She met the love of her life, Clyde Oliver, some years later in Berlin while he was stationed there with the U.S. Army during the post-war occupation. She moved to Texas in 1956 to join and marry him. They had four children and enjoyed a simple life in Channelview, Texas until his death in 2003. She spent her remaining years enjoying her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was a loving mother, a wonderful homemaker, and a loyal friend to many.
Edith is remembered by her family and friends for her amazing strength, wonderful care of others, and deep faith.
One of her favorite Bible verses was, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Wilhelm and Christine Taubert; brothers, Manfred and Dieter Taubert; sister, Elfriede Taubert O’Neill; son, Michael Oliver; daughter, Christine Glover; and grandson, Joshua Oliver.
She is survived by her daughter Patsy Oliver; daughter Mary Wells and son-in-law Mathew Wells; grandchildren: Jarod Glover, Heather Schwalbach, Mallory Glover, Sarah Bohuslavsky, Logan Schwalbach, Hannah Wells, and Luke Wells; and great-granddaughters Addyson and Brooklynn Williamson.
She touched many lives beyond those of her family and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church-North, 22770 US. 59 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews or Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, two of her favorite charitable organizations.