Lacy (Alex) Alexandra Olinger, 13, of Lewiston, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, near Culdesac, Idaho. She was born Jan. 3, 1989, at Milton, Fla., to Vanessa Simmons Olinger and Bryan Olinger. She attended Jennifer Junior High School and Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston.
Lacy (Alex to her family) can best be summed up in these few words: ""If she met you, she liked you."" She saw only the good in people and was always quick to forgive or give a word of
encouragement. She was as much of a ""people person"" as there ever has
been. Everyday she made a new friend. She was very artistic and loved to write stories and poems. She was a volunteer at local nursing homes and a member of the volunteer club at Sacajawea Junior High. She was on the volleyball team at Jennifer Junior High. She was also on the mathletes team. Alex also participated in All City Drill Team.
She is survived by her father and step-mother, Bryan and Becky Wood Olinger of Lewiston; her brother, Adam Olinger of Lewiston; two step-brothers,Zachary Watson and Devin Watson, both of Lewiston; her grandparents,Douglas and Janice Harless Olinger of Spokane; her great-grandmother,Bonnie Warren Olinger of Spokane; her step-grandparents, Nancy and Hal Krueger of Clarkston; step-great-grandparents, Robert and June
Triplett of Clarkston; and step-great-grandmother, Julia Wood of Boise.
A service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Clarkston High School Auditorium. The Rev. Brad Bramlett of New Bridges Community
Church of Lewiston will officiate. Memorials can be sent to the Olinger Memorial Fund, c/o of Potlatch Credit Union of Lewiston.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston.
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