Half Staff – Olive Kuehne, 85

November 24, 2010
ROCKPORT — Olive (Lewis) Kuehne, 85, wife of Richard E. Kuehne, of Rockport, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Mass. General Hospital in Boston.Born in Kingston, N.Y., on Dec. 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Howard Augustus and Margaret Crawford Lewis.

Olive was a graduate of Bennett College and Wells College, both located in New York.

She loved the arts and enjoyed painting in both water color and oils. In New York, she was a member of an artist co-op and gallery and in Massachusetts, she was a longtime member of the Rockport Art Association.

Following in her father’s philanthropic footsteps, Olive supported multiple charities and church. She was also a member of the Junior League, the Garden Club of America and served on the school board of Washingtonville Central School in New York.

She lived with her family in Saginaw, Mich., Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. and Rockport.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by her three children, Helene “Lenny” Turnquist and husband Paul of Boxford, Howard “Hal” Kuehne and wife Mary Anne of Virginia Beach, Va., Margaret “Meg” Lustig of Jackson, N.H.; grandchildren, Max and Paul Jr. “P.J.” Turnquist, Ian and Meghan Kuehne; and her sister, Clara “Scrappy” Yallum of Kingston, N.Y. Olive was predeceased by her older sister, Margaret Beal of Kingston, N.Y.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held privately at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made in Olive’s name to the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966. Funeral arrangements are by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport. For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.