Ida Oleta McVay, 89, of Pima, passed away peacefully at home during the early morning on February 3, 2020. She was born on July 2, 1930 in Rotan, TX, to J.D. Carlisle and Onnie Sellers.
The family moved to Arizona around 1945, and Oleta did most of her growing up here. She was many things in life; chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, caregiver, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her husband, H.J. (Bud) McVay, preceded her in death in 1980. Likewise, her five brothers and sisters have also preceded her in death, and her long-awaited reunion has now come at last.
Oleta is survived by: her six children, Wanda Reed of Hurley NM, Gary Kerby of Bayard NM, Sharon Rozelle of Pima AZ, Gaye Humphries of Aztec NM, Donald Kerby of Tucson AZ and Randy Kerby of Pima AZ. She is also survived by: 19 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for Oleta will be conducted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Old Pima Chapel located at 49 South 100 West Street in Pima, Arizona. In case Pima’s unusual street names cause confusion, it is the only church chapel located on Highway 70 in Pima.
Online condolences may be offered at www.viningfuneralhome.com
Arrangements and Cremation are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.