Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Olga Rasmussen Lopez
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Olga Rasmussen Lopez
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Olga Rasmussen Lopez
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Lopez, Olga Rasmussen
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300257
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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St Thomas, Virgin Islands
July 2, 1921 August 6, 1997:
1 Viwing
I John Thomas Funeral Chapel j~
12:30p.m.- 1:30 p.m.\, .
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Olga Rasnsmen Lopez was bom on July 2, 1921
im New Yrk City to Miael E. Rammnscn of St Thomas,
Virgin Islnds and Mrie Rasssen of New York City.

S Olga had no children but she is survived by many
cousins, among them Ulla deLugo, Audrey Donovan,
SCarmen Corneiro and Olive Bryan.

In 1963 Olga and Rufus Vanderpool were sent to
the Virgin Islands from the New York Depmtment of La-
bor to set up the V.I Government Unemployment Insur-
ance Office. During this period Olga fell in love with the
Islands she had heard her father speak so mch about

After setting up the Unemployment Office in the
Virgin Island, Oga rtuned to work with the New York
Labor Department. She worked in this Department for
thirty years. In 1975 she sustained a crippling fall which
caused her to seek an early retirement. In 1978 she and
her father came to St. Thomas to live permanently.

Olga was very active in a number of social and
political organizations. Among them were the NAACP,
Chelsea Chapter, The New York Urban League, the
SSmmithomian Institution, The Humane Society of SL Tho-
mas, The North Shore Animal League, The International
Society of Pets and The Gypsy Carnival Troupe. Olga's
final wish was that she be taken back to New Yoik and be
interred with her parents.








1st Cousins
Carmen Comeiro, Audrey Donovan,
Ulla deLugo, Olive Bryan
Cousins
Ulla O'Reilly, Mercedes Galdston, Barbara Donastorg,
Marie Farrington, Aurelia Donovan Rashid, Esq.









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Entrance Hym n ..................................................................................... He Lives
Ist Reading, Wisdom 3:1-9............................ Shanna O'Reilly, Family Member
A reading from the Book of Wisdom
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect.
This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.





Gospel & Homily ............................................................ Father Gervasio Malave'
Offertory Hymn...................................................... 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Sign of the Peace ........................................................ Let There be Peace on Earth
Communion Hymn................................................................. How Great Thou Art
Meditation Solo Amazing Grace ..................................................... Ms. Jennings
Eulogy ........................................................................................ Audrey Donovan
Recessional Hymn........................................................................ The Strife Is O'er


Michael Farrington, Garry Danet, Sr., Wayne John,
Vincente Donastorg, Ulla O'Reilly


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Sing ye no Sad Songs for Me
I have gone where I want to be
With Mama and Daddy and so many
others I came to know
as Sisters and Brothers, and one
day you will join us too.
Oa1 Raumumw Lopa


fAi"ute
Olga Rasmussen Lope
A lady of elegance who enjoyed her life to the fullest, Olga never
used her age or having to use a cane as a handicap. She entered the Ms.
Senior America Pageant at age 75 and glided across the stage with one of
her unusual canes. Her smile captured the audience.
Olga was precious. She had a wealth of knowledge and didn't mind
sharing it We often talked for hours and our last conversation was about
our birthdays, July Ist & 2nd. Rest in Peace!

Cheryl Plsket
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