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Olive Keough Schofield passed away peacefully with the Lord on October 13, 2021 at her home at Aegis of Dana Point in California. She was 102.
Olive was born in Chester, New Jersey on April 26, 1919, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Keough. She was the tenth of ten children that grew up in New Jersey. She graduated from Ramsey High School in 1938 and then attended Ridgewood Secretarial School. Her working career included many jobs that eventually led to that of Purchasing Agent and Industrial Buyer for companies such as Rheem Automotive and Nutralite Products in Orange County, California. Her career highlight was capped working for the City of Buena Park as Department Secretary for 1) Public Works division 2) Traffic Engineering and 3) Parks & Recreation.
Two of Olive’s biggest joy’s in life were her work with the First Methodist Church and her membership in the Order of Eastern Star. She was a 50+ year member that had served as Worthy Matron in both the states of California and Nevada. Her most recent affiliation was with the Naomi Chapter 16. She also enjoyed Sewing, Embroidery Art, and Crocheting. As well, she loved spending time with her family called the “Keough Clan”.
Olive’s partner in life was Warren George Schofield, whom she married on June 15, 1946 in Midland Park, New Jersey. They had an active married life for 52 years during which time they were heavily involved in church youth groups, school sports teams and Boy Scouts.
In retirement, Olive and Warren enjoyed 16 wonderful years in Yerington, NV and owned and operated Mrs. Keough’s Natural Foods store for over 10 years. During this time, they made many friends and shared many happy memories. Olive’s beloved husband Warren passed in 1998 and she returned to California to be closer to her son.
The next 20 plus years were spent with First Methodist Church activities in Lake Elsinore, CA and participation in many Eastern Star functions. Her final years she lived at the Assisted Living Home of Aegis of Dana Point where she was loved and provided for by staff with the highest of care and friendship.
Olive is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Karen Schofield. In keeping with family wishes, no memorial service will be held. Internment to be at Temecula Valley Cemetery in Temecula, CA where she will be placed next to her beloved husband, Warren.