Raemel Jean Oliveira was born on November 3, 1949, in Scotia, California, and entered into her rest on January 26, 2023. She was the first of three children and had a sister named Claudia and a brother named Matthew.

Growing up, Raemel had a strong work ethic. She would get up early to chop kindling for the stove and in the afternoon, she would stack hay, feed the livestock, do yard work, and bring in vegetables from the garden. She attended FIA Christian School for her freshman and sophomore years and then went to MBA Christian School for her junior and senior years of high school.

Raemel continued her education at PUC, where she received her master’s degree in education. This started her journey to teaching grade school in Anchorage, Alaska, Colorado, and a private school near Grass Valley for many years. Eventually, she moved back to Fortuna, where she started teaching at FJA and also took up square dancing. This is where she eventually met Fred Oliveira, whom she married in 1990. Raemel was blessed with two teenage sons, Timothy and Jason Oliveira.

Raemel is survived by her son Tim, his wife Heather, her grandchildren Jeremiah, Kayla, Kimberleigh, Skyllar, and Ethan, and her great-grandchildren Dakota, Brylee, Sawyer, Morgan, Jeremiah Jr., and Ellie. She is also survived by her niece and nephews, Sheena and her four children, Eric, Randy, and Nathan.

Raemel was preceded in death by her grandson Corey and her husband Fred. Arrangements are under the direction of Gobles Fortuna Mortuary, and her memorial service will be held at Fortuna S.D.A. Church on March 4, 2023, at 3 p.m.


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