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Obituaries - May 9, 2014

Larry Graves

Lakeside resident Larry Graves died April 20 at his home in San Juan Cosala at the age of 68.

Born April 26, 1945 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Graves attended North Eastern State College in Talequah, Oklahoma.

He moved to Lakeside in 1998, and liked it so much that he convinced his identical twin brother, Jerry, to move here after he retired a number of years ago.

Graves is survived by brother Jerry Graves of Ajijic, nephew Jeffrey, great-nephew Colton Ray and great-niece Cora Lee.

His family says he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Graves’ brother asks readers to light a candle and set a glass of water next to the photo in this obituary to help him journey to his mother, who he says will “take care of him as she always has.”



Fred Olson

Ajijic resident Fred Olson, 73, died at his home with his wife and children at his side on May 4.

Born and educated in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Olson moved to Calgary, Alberta in the late 1950s. He worked in the meat trade as a cutter and foreman for various businesses.

In 2010, following his retirement, Olson and his wife journeyed to Ajijic to make a new home. He quickly fell in love with Mexico and embraced its people.  

Olson played golf and volunteered as a marshal at the Chapala Country Club and also the Lorena Ochoa tournament in Guadalajara. He enjoyed visiting villages around the lake and made several vists to Mezcala Island.  Friends and family meant the most to him.

He is survived by his wife Frankie, brother Don (Bryon), daughter Lynn (Bob), son Terry (Theresa), stepson Troy (Faith) and also six grandchildren and one great grandchild.