Dora Natalie Olmsted


(March 9, 2005)

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for Dora Natalie Olmsted, 77, who died Wednesday, March 9 at her home in Powell.

Burial of cremains will follow in Powell's Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born April 2, 1927, near Mesa, N.M., to Robert H. and Goldie V. Porter Elliott. She married Gene Olmsted March 25, 1960, in Powell.

Over the years, Natalie (as she was known by all) became an accomplished seamstress and quilter and skilled at knitting and crocheting. Still, her special interest and greatest accomplishment was being the world's best grandma! She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Following her graduation from nursing school, she began working in Portales, N.M., then moved to Indiana where she worked in nursing. Then she moved to Cody in 1957. She worked at the hospital in Cody and became director of nursing.

Survivors include her husband Gene of Powell; a daughter, Diann K. (Fred D.) Kidder of Castle Rock, Colo.; four sons, Mark A. (Victoria A.) Olmsted of Lakewood, Colo., Andrew J. (Patricia A.) Olmsted of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Frederick J. (Tracey L.) Olmsted of Ramona, Calif., and Richard G. Olmsted of Eagle, Colo.; two brothers, John H. Elliott of Portales, N.M., and Tommy M. Elliott of Meade, Kans.; eight sisters, Lois W. Cavasos of Stanley, N.M., Irene H. Marshall of Las Cruces, N.M., Joan F. Goyne of Lubbock, Texas, Alice A. Gossett, Betty S. Gossett, R. Rose Rector and Burma L. Stark, all of Portales; and Mary E. Burch of Christianburg, Va.; and nine grandchildren, Gregory A. and Michael L. Kidder, Leilani A. Olmsted, Marquis A. Olmsted, Shawn M. Olmsted, Ryan A. Olmsted, Ronnie Borrelli, Chance L. Olmsted and Trevor J. Olmsted.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Ballard Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wayne C. Elliott.