Juneau resident Soledad M. Olam, 85, died Feb. 19, 2006, at her home in Juneau.
Services will include a viewing and prayer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Alaskan Memorial Park & Mortuary. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Church on Saturday, Feb. 25, followed by a reception at the Filipino Hall downtown. Interment will be in the Philippines at a later date.
She was born March 28, 1920, in Mainit, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. She and her husband came to the United States in 1985 to live with their children.
Family members said, "She was a loving, dedicated mother who devoted her life to raising and teaching her children the rudiments of survival and Christian living. Her children's education was a dream and passion that she pursued beyond geographical and economic barriers."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alado Olam; children, Marietta Cristobal, Dolores Biclar and Florante Olam; and son-in-law, Ike Cabus.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Augustine and her husband Kai, Nora Carrillo and her husband Gerry, Patricia Cabus, and Delma Olam; sons, Manuel Olam and his wife Leonila Milano, Francisco Olam and his wife Josefina Gallaza, Bernie Olam and his wife Anita Septimo, and Jesus Olam and his wife Susan Milano; 20 grandchildren; sister, Gumercinda Munoz; and numerous nephews and nieces in the Philippines.