A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home, Idaho. A graveside service was held Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Sunset Cemetery in Moab, Utah. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Olive Violet was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 23, 1918, to Lillie and Daniel Henry Dalton, a well-known cattleman and former sheriff of San Juan County, Utah. She resided in Moab, Utah, until she was five years old and the family moved to Cedaredge, Colo., where they lived on a large ranch. Olive completed 12 years of school there and graduated from high school, in the upper third of her class in 1936. She earned a lifetime membership in the National Honorary Society.
After a year spent in Washington and California she resided in Mach, Colo., helping her parents raise turkeys and ranch.
On Dec. 20, 1941, she was married to Edwin C. Stocks of Moab, Utah at Elko, Nev. They lived at Mach for three years then they purchased their own ranch at Loma, where they lived until 1949. At that time they moved to Philo, Calif., where they resided together until Edwin passed away. Olive remained there as a widow until 2003 when she moved to Mountain Home.
Olive was a devoted wife and homemaker, her family said. She enjoyed sewing, quilt making and fancy work. Her main interest was gardening and flower raising. She was especially known in the area in which she lived for the many beautiful dahlias that she selected and raised over the years, her family noted.
She is survived by various generations of nieces and nephews.
Olive was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, and two infant children.