Ollie Calhoun Tietje

December 27, 1935 ~ February 2, 2024


The family of Mrs. Ollie Calhoun Tietje, 88, of Roanoke, LA, announces her passing from this life on February 2, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Roanoke Methodist Church, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Abby Salazar officiating. Burial will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh, LA, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at the church on Monday February 5, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., until the time of the service.

Ollie was born on December 27, 1935, in Sikes, LA, to Henry Calhoun and Jewel Johnston Calhoun. She went to school and earned her bachelor’s degree in education. She was a teacher for over twenty years, in which mostly taught at Hathaway High School. She was very devoted to her community. She was a member of Roanoke Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and a volunteer for the VFC. In her spare time, she always stayed active, enjoying yoga, fishing, sewing, painting, reading, and cross-stitching. She also enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a loving person who always cherished family, especially her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband of 68+ years, Cyrus Tietje; son, Dennis (Trudy) Tietje; daughter, Linda (Randy) Barnes; daughter-in-law, Lesley Tietje; brothers, Royce (Rita) Calhoun; grandchildren, Violet (Ryan) Jolie, Michael Barnes, William (Heather) Tietje, Emma (Bob Gordon) Tietje, Donavan (Lauren) Tietje and Logan Tietje; great-grandchildren, Amiell, Eli, Eleanor, Isaiah, Corbin, Elijah, Jack and Lily.

She is now rejoicing in Heaven with her parents, Make and Jewel Calhoun; son, Robert Tietje; sisters, Florice Young, Shirley Archibald, Marie Pilgram, Virginia Cambell, Kathleen Brister, and June Strange; and brothers, Sherwood Calhoun, Farris Calhoun, Buford Calhoun, Earl Calhoun, John Calvin Calhoun, Rushel Calhoun and Mack Calhoun.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Roanoke Methodist church.


Visitation: Monday, February 5, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Roanoke United Methodist Church
1604 1St. Ave.
Roanoke, LA 70581

Visitation: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Roanoke United Methodist Church
1604 1St. Ave.
Roanoke, LA 70581

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Roanoke United Methodist Church
1604 1St. Ave.
Roanoke, LA 70581

Burial: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
11:30 am

Oaklawn Cemetery

Welsh, LA 70591

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  1. Candle 4“Until my last breath I will praise the Lord!” This is a quote Ollie lived by. She will be missed by so many, her talents were a great blessing that softly touched us all.
    Until we meet again, we will stay strong for Jesus Christ on earth, Ollie. You are loved.
    Terry & Sharon Martin

  2. Candle 1Deborah Patrick. Love to you all. She was a wonderful person and I’m so happy I was lucky enough to have known her.

  3. She was the sweetest woman I have ever known. She loved God and family. Every Easter she painted eggs for prizes and those eggs were the most hunted prizes. I still treasure the ones my kids found. I was her niece by marriage but she treated me as a blood relative. Ollie will be missed by many.

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