Lewisburg-Miriam, known as Mimsie to her friends, and Gigi to her children and grandchildren, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family with Wilson, Posey’s cat, resting on her lap on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016.
Mimsie was the eldest of four children of the late Vice Admiral Patrick N. L. Bellinger and Miriam Benoist.
She was married to Valentine de Ventades de Olloqui, Jr. and raised her children in Lewisburg.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Bellinger Kauffmann, her children, Mimi Turner, Elena Bowers, Jane (Posey) de Olloqui, Valentine (Davey) de Olloqui and Alan de Olloqui; and her grandchildren, Ricky Bowers, Samantha de Olloqui, Patrick Bowers and David de Olloqui.
Mimsie was active in the community in a number of organizations. Over the years, she has been involved with Garden Club, St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Carnegie Hall and North House to name a few. She particularly enjoyed the feeling of family and community in Lewisburg. Evenings at Carnegie Hall, The Greenbrier Valley Theater, concerts on the lawn and TOOT were among her many favorites.
Friends and family are welcome to join Mimsie’s family to celebrate her life at St. Catherine’s, 407 Walnut Street, Ronceverte, on Friday Apr. 29, at 11 a.m. A reception immediately following will be held at the General Lewis Inn in Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers, donations to Greenbrier Valley Theater (GVT), Carnegie Hall, Humane Society or Daily Living with Father Chapin (www.mydailyliving.com), would be appreciated.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.