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Olive Ann Allen Wylie (1933 - 2018)

Died: February 4, 2018

Olive Ann Allen Wylie, 84, died on February 4th, 2018 of complications due to a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 21, 1933 in Pensacola, Florida to Edward Eisland Anderson Allen and Mabel Irene Barker Allen. She was the baby of 6 children and was raised during the WWII war effort and devoted he…read more

Olive Ann Allen Wylie, 84, died on February 4th, 2018 of complications due to a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 21, 1933 in Pensacola, Florida to Edward Eisland Anderson Allen and Mabel Irene Barker Allen. She was the baby of 6 children and was raised during the WWII war effort and devoted herself to activities required of her at the time of Pearl Harbor. Olive Ann was a 1950 graduate of Pensacola High School. She graduated in 1953 from the Mather School of Nursing at Southern Baptist Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana, where she met her lifelong friend, Nella Byrd Guilbeau. She was a caregiver at heart and nursing was her passion. She worked at Shumpert Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana and was Dr. Carl Luikart’s nurse during the 1970’s and 1980’s. She became a nursing home inspector for the State of Louisiana and remained in that position for a decade. Upon moving back to her hometown of Pensacola, Florida in 1986, she resumed her position as a nursing home inspector for the State of Florida. With Olive Ann on the job, nursing homes were a much better place to live. She was the champion of the infirmed and a watchdog of practices and principles of caregivers within nursing homes around the state. Olive also possessed other talents. She was an accomplished pianist, having taken lessons in her early childhood in Pensacola, Florida and shared her love of the ivory keys by delighting her children with tunes from the past to which they danced, sang and choreographed on many afternoons in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Olive Ann was also an accomplished seamstress and sewed for many fortunate souls, her children, grandchildren and friends alike. Survivors of this multi-faceted, talented and caring woman, include her children, Lisa Kelly Patterson of Baton Rouge, David Lee Patterson (Susan) of Baton Rouge, and Julie Patterson Perise (Randy) of Ponchatoula. Her husband Tom had three children, whom she treated as her own, Peter Thomas Wylie (Patti) of Houston, Patricia Norah Wylie of Dallas, OR and Lynne Sharon Wylie of Monmouth, OR. Her twelve beloved and devoted grandchildren are, Kelly Adair Sims Brian (Christopher), Luke David Grandin (Ashley), Katie Patterson Boyd (Rodney), Kristin Patterson Atwood (Richard), Scott Lee Patterson, Brittany Perise Gabriel (Lane), Blair Elizabeth Perise, Brady Randall Perise, Trevor Patrick Thomas Wylie (Nikki), Veronica Jennelle Wylie, Megan Lyn Newmark and Scott Lyle Dooley. She is also survived by twelve great grandchildren, Addison Leigh and Kellan Christopher Brian, Brody Jaxx and John Asher Grandin, Jackson Daniel and William David Boyd and Emma Louise and Harper Kate Atwood, Charlotte Olivia Dooley and Lucas Alden, Cooper Landen and Tristan Alec Wylie. Survivors also include a brother- in-law, Bill Prosser of Ardmore, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews of whom she cared for deeply. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas Abbott Wylie, four sisters; Florence Allen Ward (James), Evelyn Allen Prosser, Katherine Allen Yarbrough (George), Eilie Ruth Allen Chestnut (Wayne), her only brother, Edward Anderson Allen, her childhood friend and sister-in-law Sue Parker Allen and her treasured son, Scott Miller Patterson. We want to extend our sincerest love and appreciation to Lara Nyser, Dawn Tate, Toye Davis, Charlotte Demery, Marie Evans and all of the doctors, nurses and staff at The Crossing that provided Olive with impeccable care. A special thanks to Carla Russell for her hair care services for Olive over the years. A memorial service will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (Downtown), 825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 7th conducted by Rev. Dr. Mike Massar with visitation starting at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Olive’s name to Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area or University Baptist Church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm -

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Memorial Service


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