Carrie's widower, Gary Oliver lives in Siloam Springs Arkansas with son Andrew who is still
at home and will be a senior in his last year of high school in August 2007. Their oldest
son Nathan and his wife Amy are coming to live in Arkansas July 1st and will take up their
lives for a while to be near family. The Olivers had a second son, Matt, who died on May
Gary directs an endowed center The Center for Relationship Enrichment
(www.liferelationships.com) at John Brown University. When Carrie was alive, they lead full
lives enjoying speaking, training, teaching, writing, counseling and affecting people’s lives.
One love of living in Northwest Arkansas for Gary is their church Fellowship Bible Church of
Northwest Arkansas. Carrie loved it too. Gary enjoys the privilege and honor of speaking
on the Saturday night speaking team. Each week Carrie counted it a gift to experience the
body of Christ at this dear church.
Nathan and Amy were married in July
of 2005. Moving to Arkansas this July
1st 2007 will bring them new lives
and many changes.
They will obtain jobs and hope to buy
their first home.
They look forward to being near
family, working and enjoying new
Matthew leaves behind his family
and his fiancée, Amanda, who he
was to marry in August 2007.
He will be missed deeply everyday
by his family and friends.
For more information about Matt and
the family's experiences through
grief and loss, please visit Carrie's
online journal at "A Journal of Hope."
You may also view Matt's Tribute
Video from his memorial service
here (it might take a few seconds to
Matt's Video Part 1,
Matt's Video Part 2,
Matt's Video Part 3.
Andrew is getting ready for his senior year of
high school. He continues to enjoy life, his
friends, and events at school.
He was elected senior yearbook editor. He
continues to work at Quiznos and looks very
much forward to having his oldest brother
Nathan and sister-in-law Amy near.
He will be busy looking at colleges and
preparing for the next steps of his life. As
always Andrew is a joy! Gary is glad to have
him home with him and in his life.