On Monday, November 18, 2019, at 74 years old, Olivia Mariam Pastor Carranza Thomas, loving mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Olivia was born on September 13, 1945 in New York to Nellie Smith and Justo Carranza. Olivia was a retired medication assistant (med C.N.A.), as well as a cook and baker for many restaurants.

Olivia enjoyed cooking for her family especially with help from her granddaughter, Jaila. Olivia lived in Saint Maarten in the early 80’s up until 1997 when she moved to Colorado Springs. She is known for her strength, encouraging words of advice, and fantastic and flavorful cooking. During her downtime she liked watching cooking shows and Judge Judy with her son, Jean.

Olivia is proceeded in death by her father, Justo Carranza; her mother, Nellie Smith; her brothers, Anthony Sabater and Morris; and sisters, Lolita, Sheilah, and Sharon. She is survived by her two children, Jean and Ariane Thomas; her brother, Elisiado Carranza; sisters, Margo Muckle and Darlene Sabater; granddaughter, Jaila; and an abundance of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.

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  1. Always missed never forgotten. The love you have imparted to your family will be felt for generations to come.

    1. Rest in eternal peace mommy tho we may want you here we know you were in pain and that you fought as much as you can you will forever by my hero. And.jaila Jean and I will never forget your strength love you forever until we meet again ♥️♥️

  2. May your mom Rest In Peace in GOD’s loving kingdom. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. May you Rest In Peace in GOD’s Loving Kingdom Pastor Carranza Thomas! My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Olivia a good friend i met in st.maarten she taught me how to make lazania Arieaan i need that recepie .we were very close in sxm and when she left i loss contack and resently we started conmunicating again. Sleep on my friend R.I.P

  5. I will always remember the good times we had in St Maarten with her good cooking and baking laughing I will not forget my sister in law have faith love Arean and Jean Jaila love you all God is good

  6. I miss you aunty Olivia. I love your cooking when i come twice i spend christmas vacation from the Netherland to good times.

  7. Sending all my love to your family sis. Sleep in peace beautiful.

  8. My God mother had such a beautiful heart and she was such a beautiful person May my God mother Rest In Peace

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