April 24, 1930 ~ April 22, 2019
Olivia Eisenhauer, born April 24, 1930, departed her earthly life on Earth Day, one of her favorite holidays April 22, 2019 with her daughters at her side.
Olivia was the middle child of Ed F. Eisenhauer and Lydia W.(Schulz) Eisenhauer. Sisters Lydia A. Biegret and Rose M. Clay.
Olivia was an amazing woman.
She believed most in peace, democracy, and equal rights for all. She spent her life advocating for human rights. She marched at MLK Freedom Marches every chance she had, she marched for Woman’s rights, and lastly she marched, served and demonstrated for the democratic national convention and their issues. But most of all she loved the “EARTH and Most of It’s Creatures!”
Olivia loved to teach and continued to teach as a Professor at Palo Alto College San Antonio up until 4 weeks before her death. She retired from The San Antonio College District, only to return and continue teaching two more times. She took education very seriously, as she herself had graduated with honors from UT Austin with a bachelor’s degree. Later in life after raising her children, she went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Psychology at St Mary’s University.
Olivia was preceded in death by her mother, father and daughter Olivia Elise Phillips.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Celia Phillips(Jesse Miller), Leah Phillips-Harold(Jim Harold) and Clay Phillips (Terry Phillips). She loved her grandchildren Sara Stewart(Jonathan Mowers), Laura Greene (Jeremy Greene), Amanda Rice (Zachary Rice), Celina Smith (Nick Smith), Trena Harold, Ellette Harold, James Harold III,(Paula Harold), Rosecarlie Harold and Robey Harold. Olivia had a special place in heart for her great grandchildren: Jett Greene, Kai Smith, Sophie Mowers, Irena Harold, Tyler Harold and Cameron Harold. She also has a host of cherished relatives and friends.
Olivia’s strong spirit will live on in all who knew her. If you ever ate at her table you were always greeted with “Welcome to my Table” and in her heart she always saw the good in everyone. We were blessed to have her in our lives. She was a strong amazing woman and will be greatly missed.
A Private family service will be held at a later date. If you wish to do something in her honor, she asked that you give to the following organizations: Sierra Club, ACLU, or Esperanza Center.
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