Rudy Oliva

Rudy S. Oliva, of Colton, California, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Julia “Honey” Oliva; children Diane Martinez (Tom), Gene Oliva (Jeannette), Susie Barrios (Roland); grandchildren Chris Martinez, Kendahl Martinez, Rory Oliva (Alyssa), Connor Oliva, and Danielle Barrios; two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Jude Martinez; his sister, Stella Oliva, and many nieces and nephews. Rudy was predeceased by his parents Luis and Marina Oliva and brothers Augie, Angel, Pascual, Frank, Louie, Val, and Manuel. Rudy was a lifelong resident of Colton. He graduated from Colton High School in 1950 and remained an avid fan of all Colton High Yellowjacket sports. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1957 to 1962. In 1995, Rudy retired as a supervisor with Arrowhead Magazine Company in San Bernardino. Rudy enjoyed the company of his family more than anything. He never missed a sporting event, musical recital, school award or graduation of his children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren. Anyone who knew Rudy, knew he was a special man. He will be missed more than words can say. Your presence we miss, your memories we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never.

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