Olivia Orene (Dunn) Bielz

Born: Mon., Feb. 22, 1943
Died: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Mountain Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

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Olivia Orene (Dunn) Bielz

February 22, 1943 – November 22, 2018

Olivia passed away suddenly in her home at the age of 75 in Victor, Colorado, due to Hypertensive Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

Olivia was born February 22, 1943 at the Dunn Farm Homestead located just north of Greensburg Kansas.  She was the first child of four born to Alva W. Dunn and Irma Dorine (Lewis) Dunn. 

Olivia’s primary education started at Pinewood (one-roomed) School House, in Florissant, Colorado. Moving back and forth from Greensburg to Cripple Creek during her childhood she attended both Greensburg and Cripple Creek-Victor high schools.  Olivia was highly involved in vocal and instrumental classes/clubs.  This launched her passion to keep music an active part of her life.  

On August 10, 1960 Olivia married Marvin G. Bielz in a simple ceremony by Judge Tekavee in Victor, Colorado.  They made their home in Victor.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Victor, volunteered for Victor Celebrates the Arts, and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. She was also “voluntold” (by Connie) for a variety of other community events.  

Olivia enjoyed staying touch with family and friends by attending/planning class reunions, “Lunch Bunch”, Bielz Family Parties and other community/social events. 

Marvin shared with Olivia one of his favorite childhood memories with his family of having many picnics on the Shelf Road on the 4th of July.  Olivia thought of reviving the Bielz get-togethers by having a big party for “Mom/Grandma” Bielz’ 75th Birthday in October 1978. After that, the legend of the “Bielz Family Parties” started by celebrating birthdays per month. To date, the Bielz Family continues to have parties at least four times a year, with 40 to 80 in attendance. 

Olivia was a faithful follower and servant of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  God blessed her with a beautiful voice and she was able to use this gift as a testimony of her faith.

Olivia received her first traffic violation ticket for careless driving in September 1963. She had to report the “fender bender” to the Victor Police Officer who happened to be her husband Marvin. She also had the leave the scene with the truck she was driving to report the accident which happened to be the police vehicle.  Back in the day, Police Officers had to provide their own personal vehicle while “on duty”.

Olivia enjoyed cooking and baking, everyone looked forward to her dish at the church potlucks and family parties.   

Survived by her daughters Connie Dodrill of Florissant, Colorado, Annette (Tom) Proctor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, grandsons Joshua Hoepfner of Lone Tree, Colorado and Zachary Hoepfner of Castle Rock, Colorado, brother Victor Dunn of Battle Mountain, Nevada and sister Janis Dunn of Heston, Kansas.

In addition to her husband Marvin, Olivia was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Carolyn Roy.

Friday, November 30th, 2018: Viewing is from 10am – 12 pm at Mountain Memorial Funeral Home, Divide Colorado and Celebration of Life begins at 2p.m. located at the First Baptist Church of Victor.  Potluck reception to follow at the church.

Donations can be made in “Memory of Olivia Bielz” to the First Baptist Church of Victor. 


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Sandra Holte
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Olivia. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Nancy Nolan
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Connie and Annette, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. She was a very special lady and a kind, wonderful soul. I cherished her friendship and am sharing in your loss. Blessings to you.

Pam Cronce
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Dear Connie, Annette and Family,
I am saddened by the news of your Mom's passing. I am grateful for the friendship we shared both at work and out of work. I was amazed at her strength and I know she loved her family dearly. She will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Cronce

Carol Robinson
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
My sweet, sweet friend Olivia...I will miss you so much. Loved our times together. Godspeed my friend godspeed.

Curtis & JoAnne Strength
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss but we know where her final home is. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

Sharon (schwab) Loney
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
My sympathy to the family. I became reacquainted with Olivia at the class reunions and she was a wonderful person. May she rest in the arms of Jesus now

Nancy Fromm
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Connie, Annette and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Olivia was a very sweet person. She and I became good friends when we worked at the CC-V/FFML Library together. We always visited at the class reunions, she will be missed.

Caleb and Cheryl Becker
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Connie and Annette
You all are in our prayers. I will always have good memories as a Child going to Aunt Olivia's in Victor. May God be with you during this time of loss.

Caleb,Cheryl, Tobin, Kami, Aidrick, Brylan, and Cyril Becker

Esther Parker and family
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
So sorry to learn of Olivia's passing. We were old friends from Greensburg,KS to Cripple Creek. Still have fond memories of all the family.

Resa Bailey
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Connie & Annette,
I was shocked and saddened when I learned of your mother's passing. The news brought tears to my eyes. Though I had not often seen your mom over the last many years, I will always remember her as a very kind, lively woman with a big heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was a grand lady.

Carla Milne (Roy)
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Such mixed emotions hearing the passing of Aunt Olivia. I celebrate because I know she’s with our heavenly father and was greeted with love by Jesus. My mom would tell me that when we died we would be in heaven greeted by singing angels and all the love ones that died before us I truly believe that. I pray for God to comfort Connie, Annette, Aunt Jan, and Uncle Vic. Love Carla

Barbara Lorenz
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
So sorry to hear of the sad news of your mothers passing. I recall her well being our Victor neighbor. God Bless, Barb

Barbara Lorenz
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Sorry if you receive this twice. Just got the news of your mothers passing. She stays apart of me. God Bless, Barb

Barbara Doop
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Connie & Annette,

Whenever I came up to Victor and happened to run in to your mother, it felt a bit like ole home week. Olivia and Marvin were just some of those one expected to
always be there. Now they will both be missed. Today was hard for you. Bless you both.

   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
Olivia was a major force in our CC-V lunch bunch. She leaves a hole there that will never be filled, and she will never be forgotten.
My sympathy and prayers to all her family.
Bonnie Butler King

Linda Adams Palmer
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Connie and Annette: Your parents were solid citizens of Victor. I will miss seeing your mom when I go up for church. Her musical talent was enjoyed by so many in the community. God give you peace and comfort. Know you are not alone.

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