Arnold Olivo Obituary, Death- Arnold had a distinguished and lengthy career in public service to the United States of America, during which he received numerous honors.
He served with distinction in the United States Air Force for a total of 25 years, during which time he was deployed to Vietnam twice. After his initial retirement, he worked for an additional 20 years in the State Department’s Foreign Service as a Diplomat with the Foreign Service.
During one of his first tours of duty, he was stationed in Sevilla, Spain. It was there that he met Luisa Martin Olivo, the woman who would later become his best friend and the love of his life. On May 4, 1958, they exchanged vows. Mountain Home, Idaho; Homestead, Florida; Abilene, Texas; Crete, Greece; Redwood City, California; Manila, Philippines.
Colorado Springs, Colorado; Madrid, Spain; Goldsboro, North Carolina; Cairo, Egypt; Brussels, Belgium; Quito, Ecuador (2 times); Rome, Italy; Conakry, Guinea; and Tijuana, Mexico were some of the other cities that were visited on tours. Arnold and Luisa were able to visit so many more countries because to Arnold’s enthusiasm for exploration that it would be impossible to list them all here.
He was a longtime fan of baseball, boxing, football, and soccer, and he would cheer for any club representing the state of Texas, particularly the Rangers, Astros, and Cowboys…and occasionally the Padres. Tinkering with computers, short wave radios, and telephone systems was one of his favorite hobbies, and he was an expert in the field of telecommunications.
Arnold is survived by his wife, Luisa, as well as his children, Marisa M. Watkins (Charles), Gisella N. Olivo (Willis H. Mitchell III), Frederick M. Olivo (Pamela), Richard A. Olivo (Sharon), and Carlos L. Olivo (Zenia); his grandchildren, Brittany A. Jones (Jason), Alexa L. Whittington, Christian A. Olivo, Wyatt W. Whittington, His parents, Arnold F. Olivo and Teresa J. Olivo, had passed away before he was born.
On Monday, September 18, 2023, there will be a funeral service performed at Martin Funeral Home West beginning at 6:00 PM, and a reception will immediately follow the service. On Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
the funeral procession will get under way at 8:00 AM local time at the Martin Funeral Home West, and the burial will take place in the Fort Bliss National Cemetery at 9:00 AM local time . The Honor Guard of the United States Air Force will be serving as pallbearers, and Arnold’s grandsons Christian, Wyatt, Matthew, Andreas, and Mitchell will serve as honorary pallbearers. You are welcome to offer your condolences, cherished memories, and words of comfort for the Olivo family at www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com.