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Oliver Pickford
1925 - 2016

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Oliver passed away peacefully on February 24th surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii son of Oliver Pickford of Fort Worth, Texas and Jennie Nakiaha of Honolulu, Hawaii. Oliver was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Oliver is survived by his wife Mewlang; children Johanna, Oliver Kaiula (Patty), Vanessa Koski (John), Kehau, and Owens; his grandchildren and great grandchildren. After serving in Europe during WWII, Oliver returned to Honolulu, where he returned to work as a stevedore, and married Mewlang Ah Chow on August 25, 1951.

His work as a longshoreman (ILWU local 142) led him to move from Honolulu to Seattle (ILWU local 19 & 52) in 1964. He was a man who believed in hard work, prayer, and perseverance. Oliver enjoyed gardening, dancing, and listening to Hawaiian music. He always had a gift for sensing when someone needed help and tried to meet that need.

A viewing for friends and family to be on Wednesday March 2, 2016 at Bonney - Watson located 16445 International Blvd from 6pm - 9pm. The Memorial service will be held on Thursday March 3, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 14022 Ambaum Blvd SW, Seattle, WA with a viewing at 2pm and the service at 3pm.


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