Carrie Elizabeth Oliver
April 21, 1959 - July 2, 2007
Siloam Springs, AR
Visitation: Thursday, July 5
Funeral Service: Friday, July 6
Interment: Wood River Cemetery
Carrie Elizabeth Oliver, 48 of Siloam Springs, died Monday July 2, 2007 at her home.
She was born April 21, 1959 in Wood River, Nebraska to Richard Webster and Marilyn Vogt Webster.
Carrie was a wife, mother, national speaker, author, teacher, university instructor and Licensed Professional
Counselor. She earned her M.A. from Denver Seminary and her B.A. from the University of Nebraska.
She had over 15 years experience counseling both in community agencies and as part of church-based counseling
centers. In addition to her clinical experience, she was the Director of the University Relationships Initiative
with the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Carrie was
part of a team that designed and delivered programs to help students cultivate emotional and relational maturity
during their pivotal college years. She also worked with church leaders and individual congregations to help them
become more effective in ministering to the whole person.
In addition to consulting and training Carrie specialized in counseling with couples, women’s issues, and helping
people cultivate emotional intelligence, and develop healthy ways to deal with their emotions.
Carrie spoke at national conferences and women’s retreats. In addition, she and her husband, Dr. Gary J. Oliver,
traveled nationally providing their Growth-Focused Marriage Enrichment Seminars and parenting workshops.
She has contributed to several books and magazines, co-authored "Grown-Up Girlfriends", "Raising Sons and
Loving It", and "Mad About Us: Moving From Anger To Intimacy With Your Spouse", and with her husband
Gary, was a regular columnist with Marriage Partnership and Home Life magazines.
Carrie is survived by her husband of 26 years Gary Oliver, two sons Nathan Oliver and his wife Amy of Siloam
Springs, Andrew Oliver, of Siloam Springs; her parents Richard and Marilyn Webster of Grand Island, Nebraska;
two sisters Dr. Christine Webster of Omaha, Nebraska, Barb Binfield, and her husband Mike of Doniphan,
Nebraska, and a sister-in-law Marsha Oliver of Siloam Springs. Carrie was preceded in death by her son
A memorial celebration will be held at 12: 30PM Friday July 6, 2007 at Fellowship Bible Church of
Northwest Arkansas with Pastors Chip Jackson, Mark Shatzman, and Robert Cupp officiating. A Celebration
Reception will follow the service on Friday, at Fellowship Bible. Carrie requested in the past that black not be
worn by guests at the service. Per her wishes, please wear "colorful and sporty" attire.
Visitation will be 9-11:00AM Thursday July 5, 2007 at Stockdale Funeral Services of Rogers.
A second memorial service and internment will be held on Tuesday July 10, 2007 at Wood River United
Methodist Church in Wood River, Nebraska. Per Carries wishes, please wear "colorful and sporty"
The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made in honor of Carrie Elizabeth Oliver to the
Carrie Elizabeth Memorial Fund at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas 1051 W. Pleasant Grove
Road, Rogers, AR 72758, or to the Carrie Elizabeth Oliver Memorial Fund c/o CRE (Center for Relationship
Enrichment) John Brown University, 2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
Please check her website for more information and current updates (www.carrieshealth.com).