Olga Pauline (Bergman) Longwith, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Westview Health Care Center.
Olga was born on April 20, 1913 in her grandmother’s house near Troy, Idaho to John and Anna Pauline (Fredlund) Bergman. She graduated from Kamiah High School and took domestic work during the depression.
She worked in a cafeteria in Moscow, Idaho during World War II serving the navy men who were there for training. She and her mother enjoyed treating the sailors to home cooked meals and she made many friends among them. She even married one of them, Robert J. Longwith, on February 6, 1943.
After the war, they moved to Sheridan to be near her husband’s mother and sister. She enjoyed gardening, camping, sewing, textile painting, and crafts. She raised her own pie cherries and was well known for the pies of many varieties she baked and shared with friends and neighbors.
She loved reading and belonged to Great Books and Great Decisions discussion groups during the 1950-60s.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and 4 siblings.
Olga is survived by her daughter, Roanne L. Schatz (Wayne); and six grandchildren; Heidi Roesler (Tracy), and Leon Schatz (Erin) of Sheridan, Edi Hier of Chandler, Arizona, Robert Schatz (Michelle) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dale Schatz Crane (Courtney) of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Anne Schatz (Ben Tonak) of Laramie, Wyoming. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren and numerous cherry trees.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.