Olive Luther

Olive Luther

Sunday, August 29th, 1920 Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

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Obituary for Olive Bryden Luther

Bristol – Olive B. Luther, 99 of Bristol, died Wednesday July 22,2020 at the Silver Creek Manor Nursing Home, Bristol.

She was the wife of the late Francis Luther, they were married November 25, 1942.

Olive was born in Fall River, MA., the only child of the late John and Elsie (Whitney) Bryden.

Mrs. Luther was a Nurse’s Aide in the Emergency Room at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence for over 20 years, and was also a hairdresser.

She has lived in Bristol since 1942 coming from Warren.

Olive belonged to the First Baptist Church in Bristol, where she was a Deacon, she was also the Choir Director Emeritus.

She was a 75 year member of the Kickemuit Grange, a member of the Bristol Female Charitable Society and member of the Bristol Home for the aged.

She lived life fully with a kind and compassionate heart, a belly full of laughter, an unwavering spirit of positivity, determination and strength. She loved and lived for her family, she also had a strong faith in God.

Mrs. Luther is survived by her children, Francis “Bud” Luther Jr. and his wife Deborah of Bristol, Gail Feather and her husband Geoffrey of Warren, Cynthia Pires and her husband Alan of Bristol, Betty Vargas and her husband Manuel “ BIBS” of Bristol.

She was the grandmother of 16, the great grandmother of 30 and the great- great grandmother of 1.

A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date,and all current services are private.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Bristol, 250 High Street, Bristol, RI,02809.

Arrangements by Smith Funeral and Memorial Services, Warren, RI.

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  • Interment

    July 25, 2020 | 11:30am
    South Burial Ground
    Sowamset Avenue
    Warren, Rhode Island
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    July 25, 2020

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Love Germaine, Scott, Lynda, and Holly sent flowers to the family of Olive Bryden Luther.
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Joyce Luther DePoy

Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My grandfather’s name was Francis Luther. I am sure we are related somewhere along the line. My condolences to your family.
Comment | Posted at 06:09am via Condolence

Joyce Luther DePoy

Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My grandfather's name was Francis Luther so I am sure we are related in some way.
My condolences to your family.
Joyce Luther DePoy
Comment | Posted at 03:43pm via Condolence

Pat Barone

Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your mother.
Comment | Posted at 05:59am via Condolence

George Luther

Bud, Gail, Cynthia, and Betty:
Your mom's contributions to the church and community will live on. Her good deeds and sacrifices made you and all those that she touched better people. She brought joy to everyone who experienced her beautiful smile and sense of humor. Sincere condolences.
Cousin George, Naples, FL
Comment | Posted at 02:47pm via Condolence

Al Andrade

Our sincerest condolences to all the Luther family.
Alvin, and Claire
Comment | Posted at 02:06pm via Condolence

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