Obituary of Olen Miyamoto
You will always be here with us...
in our hearts, we will feel your tender love,
in treasured memories, we will stay connected,
in sweet dreams, we will remember our cherished life together.
Love you forever,
wife Florence, and
sons, Max, Chris, and Jason"
Born on June 30, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Olen was the oldest of three children, a beloved husband, father, and friend.
Young soldiers in battle gear, dirt bunkers, stacked high with sandbags, stream-lined jets, giant steel ships, school-aged children small villages, water, mountains, and snapshots of wartime, a photo album of unforgettable memories.
A United States Army veteran, Olen served bravely in the Vietnam War. He was seriously wounded in battle, earned the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal, the Veteran Campaign medal, and Marksman, mastering the M14 rifle.
He attended Fresno Community College and Foothill College majoring in Business and Horticulture
His love for all things plants made him a self-taught horticulturalist, reading, learning, and experiencing everything he could about nursery including flowers, shrubs, trees, and insects. As a plant and produce buyer for the Safeway grocery chain, and later in sales at Cornelius Nursery, Olen lovingly and happily applied his knowledge and expertise with others.
He will be remembered for his calm demeanor, his sense of humor, and positive attitude. Hope and family were his anchors.
A viewing and visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., on Monday, February 6, 2023 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street in Houston, Texas.
A recitation of Holy Rosary will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 10135 West Road in Houston, Texas.
The Rite of Committal will follow at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.