Adeline Gertrude. Oglesby
Adeline Gertrude. Oglesby
  • June 20, 1918 - September 28, 2017
  • Thousand Oaks, California

Share This Obituary

Adeline Oglesby, 99, a long-time resident of Newbury Park, entered Heaven's gates Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was born June 20, 1918, at home, in Croke Township, Minnesota. She had 7 siblings; LaVella, Virgil, Betty, Russell, Roy, Crystal and Allen. They grew up on a farm where they worked hard. She learned to play the piano and drums and would play in a band at various events with her dad.
On December 26, 1945, she was united in marriage to her soul mate, Donald W. Oglesby, in Studio City, California. They were married for 63 blissful years, raising four kids, Steve, Sandi, Donna and Rondi Jo. Don and Adeline had so much fun together: bowling, playing golf, hosting card parties, as well as back yard volley ball games, and summer vacations as a family at Lake Panguitch. She and Don would love to watch golf matches on TV as well as baseball and basketball...that's where her love of the Lakers came into play. Even in much later years, she wouldn't miss a Laker game and could name all the players on the team! Don preceded her in death on February 28, 2009.
After finishing high school she attended and graduated from Lake College of Commerce in Illinois in 1939. Later, her career spanned 50 plus years as a legal secretary. She loved working for attorneys, where her Type A personality shined! She also worked for various companies as an Executive Secretary, always running a tight ship. Later, when some of her kids started small businesses of their own, she stepped up and loved working alongside of them.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Oglesby (Susan), daughters, Sandra Caliva, Donna Pagano (Joe) and Rondi Jo Cundall (Kirk) and 3 remaining siblings, Russell, Crystal and Allen. Adeline has 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren all of whom brought great joy to her throughout her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of her favorite charities:
First Christian Church Newbury Park
801 Knollwood Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Both Mom and Dad loved this church, which
made them feel like such a part of the church family.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
60 East 56th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10022
Mom was such a big supporter during
sister, Sandi's, battle with breast cancer.
Purple Heart Foundation
PO Box 49
Annandale, VA 22003
With Dad having served in the military, mom was so proud of him and
was a huge supporter of the VA, and in turn, was supported by the VA.

Pierce Brothers, Westlake Village, has been entrusted with arrangements.