Henry Peter Olle Jr.
July 3, 1933
Henry Peter Olle Jr. was born July 3, 1933, in New Iberia, Louisiana to the proud parents, Henry King Olle and Evelyn Olle.
He had a sister Rita and a brother, James who both looked up to their "big brother."
After some challenges, opportunities and successes he graduated high school at age 16. He attended Xavier University where he met the love of his life, Mildred Jean Wilkerson. After graduating from the School of Pharmacy at Xavier University in 1956, he then went on to practice his trade. In 1957, he was then called into the armed forces, the Army, in which he served his country well. In the same year he married his soul mate, Mildred Jean Olle, in her hometown of Alexandria, La.; a spectacular event that was witnessed by many. In 1958, while living in Colorado Springs, Colo., their first son, David Michael Olle, was born. Over the next four years there were challenges in getting pharmacy jobs but one was offered to him in Walla Walla in 1962. On April 23, 1963, their second son, Darrell Jacques Olle, was born. Henry Peter Olle was not done yet. In 1970, he decided to do a career change and applied and entered the University of Washington Medical School. After graduating in 1974, he started his career as a doctor for the Group Health clinic in Burien, Wash. A year later he moved to Federal Way, Wash. and continued to work for Group Health Clinic in Federal Way over the next 17 years. He had a great career with Group Health but he wanted some new challenges and decided to take a job with Joint Commission. He traveled around North America quite extensively. After 10 years he decided to retire.
"Watashi" loved to listen to jazz, go fly fishing, taking care of and frequently visiting his grandchildren, playing dominos and pinnacle with his friends and family. He will continue to be in our heaths and thoughts. His memory will live on through his wife Mildred Olle, sons David and Darrell Olle, daughters-in-law Millicent and Sharon Olle and grandchildren Rachelle, Jordan, Michael Peter, Miles and Natalie Olle.
A funeral mass was held Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 3939 S.W. 331st St., Federal Way. Memorials are suggested to the Seattle Central Community College Foundation, 1701 Broadway BE 4180, Seattle, WA 98122. Please sign Dr. Olle's online memorial at www.bonneywatson.com. Arrangements entrusted to BONNEY-WATSON Federal Way (253)839-7317.