OBITUARY: Rogelio Roy Olivo
June 26, 1961 -- Sept. 3, 2020
September 10, 2020
Rogelio Roy Olivo was born in Phoenix on June 26, 1961, to parents Guadalupe Olivo and Dionicia Alaniz.
Roy proudly served his country as a Marine and was stationed in Hawaii during his service. He spent many years working at Wasco State Prison, from which he retired. After retirement, he worked at the local True Value hardware store, where he enjoyed interacting with customers who became friends.
Roy was a loving person with an outgoing personality and great sense of humor. His loud and contagious laugh resonated everywhere he went, leaving a lasting impression on those around him. Roy was best known for getting on stage and singing karaoke. Some of his favorite songs were "Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely."
Roy entered eternal rest at his home on Sept. 3, 2020.
Rogelio is survived by his son, Edward Lindry Olivo; brothers, Rito Joe Olivo, Reynaldo Olivo, Richard Olivo and Rene Olivo; sisters Imelda Hernandez, Maria Bertha Arreola, Gloria Olivo, Blanca E. Olivo and Rosa Linda Candray; and granddaughter Winter I. Ross-Olivo. Rogelio was preceded in death by his parents Guadalupe Olivo and Dionicia Olivo; sisters Enriqueta Leon, Oralia Garza and Martha Guajardo; and brother Guadalupe Olivo.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in Wasco. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, graveside services will be limited to immediate family only and will be held privately at Bakersfield National Cemetery.