Elizabeth "Libby" May Over

Elizabeth "Libby" May Over

Elizabeth “Libby” May Olver was born Lizabeth Krausus on February 9, 1922 in Brownsdale, Pennsylvania. When she was seven years old both of her parents were killed in a fire. She and her sister were adopted by Bill and Meta Campbell of Carbondale, Pennsylvania where she graduated high school and on August 30, 1941 married Jack W. Olver. They had two sons, Raymond and John .

Libby was a working mother. Once the kids were in school she started waitressing in a nearby restaurant. She had become and excellent typist in high school and soon found a job as an office worker at the Johnson and Johnson Corporation. Eventually her intelligence, pleasant personality and work ethic led to promotions. Libby ended her career as the office manager for a Division President at J & J. She was always charming with a quick, humorous wit and was much beloved by her family, neighbors and friends. After retirement she and Jack moved to Belen, New Mexico in 2000 to be near Raymond and his family. Libby and Jack had many friends in the community and enjoyed a lively social life. After Jack’s death in 2013 Libby continued to enjoy the friendship and company of her neighbors until shortly after her 100th birthday when she moved to The BeeHive Home to receive hospice care and live out her final days. Libby was not left alone as her many friends and family members kept a steady stream of visitors.

Libby was alert and sharp till the end of her life on April 24, 2022. She was survived by her son John, her daughter-in-law Tama, her daughter-in-law Miriam, her grandson Otra Lee, granddaughters Michelle and Lisa and her great grandchildren Franklin, Sarah, Nathan and

As Libby grew older she frequently mentioned that she wished she had had the opportunity to get a higher education. College was a not something women usually did in her era. We, her descendants, hope that these scholarships will help young women achieve what Libby would have liked to achieve and perhaps make a better life for themselves and their families.