Olga Helen Eredia passed away at home in La Mirada, CA on August 20, 2017 surrounded by family, at the age of 92. She was born on October 1, 1924 in Los Angeles to Enrique (Henry) and Rufugio (Ruth Valenzuela) Camou and was the second of seven children. In her early years Olga was raised in Inglewood, California and during her high school years, the family moved to Torrance, California where she graduated from Torrance High School in June of 1942. In 1947 she married Ralph Eredia and they were together for 67 years until his passing in 2015. They raised five children. For over three decades Olga worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center until her retirement in 1993. After her retirement, she continued to keep active by volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program, working out at Veteran’s park in Carson and taking care of family. She had many other interests such as traveling, dancing, swimming, reading, watching sports (Los Angeles Dodgers), watching soap operas and never can we forget getting her hair and nails done faithfully. Olga leaves her son Julian Almaraz of Mooresville, NC; Teri McArthur (Evan) of Medford, OR; Armida Sharp (Randy) of Long Beach, CA; Michelle Johnson of Carson, CA; her twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Her siblings George and Virginia Camou, many nieces, nephews and extended family, also survive her. Her husband Ralph Eredia, son Ralphie Eredia, daughter-in-law Sharon Almaraz, brothers Hank, Clem, Charlie and Richard Camou, preceded Olga in death. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Grandma, love you and will cherish all the memories I had with you, especially your Cream of Wheat and French Toast….the best! God be with you, always. Your granddaughter, Renee.

  2. Barbara Nichols – White sorry for your lost of wonderful mom – Grand ma a wonderful a truley Blessed lady . Mrs Olga tell my family hello when you see them at those Pearly Gates . Love you Andrea send my love from my family to yours.

  3. Grandma, I will always remember playing out in the yard and having so much fun at your house when I was a kid. I’m sorry I never visited that much, but I love you and will truly miss you. RIP you will be missed, Love Donny

  4. To My Cousins! I will truly miss my Aunt Olga she was such a great Auntie! I have so many memories of going to Torrance Beach, Colorado Lagoon( she and uncle would swam across the lagoon like it was nothing!) and than I want to thank her cause she’s the one who got me started in joining walks for various illness!! I know your in a better place paradise will all are family. Love you niece Corrina and Alfred Camou-Zuniga

  5. I was lucky enough to work with my Aunt Olga at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Our office had about 75 employees. Olga was the only employee that ever received recognition for being Outstanding Employee. Everyone in the office knew she deserved it, She constantly did her work without complaining. She stayed at her desk working diligently and always ahead of the goals set by management. She was an asset to Financial Services Dept. and a pleasure to work with. I was so proud that I could say she was my aunt.

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