Lou Olive “Ollie” Humble Salman

July 18, 2013 • Obituaries


Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Lou Olive “Ollie” [auth] Humble Salman, 92, of Albuquerque, who passed away on July 17, 2013. Richard Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends at LaGrone Funeral Chapel from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Ollie was born on June 24, 1921, in Roswell, to John “Jack” Carter Humble and Lillie Gertrude Rogers Humble. After graduating high school, Lou attended Roswell Business School and afterward worked at a lumber company. She then went into civil service and worked at the supply department at Walker AFB. From there, she joined the Nurse Cadet Corps and went to New Orleans for nurses training at Charity Hospital from 1943 to 1946.

She then married, had two children and moved to Littlefield, Texas. From there, the family moved to Clovis in 1964, where she continued her nursing career at Clovis Highplains Hospital until 1997. Lou was a member of Sandia Baptist Church up until the time she moved to Albuquerque to live with her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers: Cordell, Jack, Donald, and Eugene; and sisters: Daisy, Juanita, Zonell and Betty.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Gikas, of Albuquerque; a son, Richard Salman, and wife, Jane, of St. Louis, and two grandchildren: Joseph Salman, of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; granddaughter Laura Salman and Chris Boemler, fiancée, St. Louis.

Condolences can be made online at Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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