Miriam Belling de Olloqui, known as “Mimsie” to her friends, and “Gigi” to her children and grandchildren, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family with Wilson, Posey’s cat, resting on her lap on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Mimsie was the eldest of four children of the late Vice Admiral Patrick N.L. Bellinger and Miriam Benoist.
She was married to Valentine de Ventades de Olloqui Jr. and raised her children in Lewisburg, WV.
Mimsie was active in the community in a number of organizations. Over the years, she has been involved with Garden Club, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Carnegie Hall, and North House, to name a few. She particularly enjoyed the feeling of family and community in Lewisburg. Evenings at Carnegie Hall, the Greenbrier valley Theatre, concerts on the lawn, and T.O.O.T. were among her many favorites.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Bellinger Kauffmann; her children, Mimi Turner, Elena Bowers, Jane “Posey” de Olloqui, Valentine “Davey” de Olloqui, and Alan de Olloqui; and her grandchildren, Ricky Bowers, Samantha de Olloqui, Patrick Bowers, and David de Olloqui.
Friends and relatives are welcome to join Mimsie’s family to celebrate her life at St. Catherine’s, 407 Walnut Street, Ronceverte, WV 24970, on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11 AM.
A reception immediately following will be held at The General Lewis Inn in Lewisburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Humane Society, or Daily Living with Father Chapin (www.mydailyliving.com) would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the April 28, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.