Olga Marie (Zsombok) Powers passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. She was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1933. When Olga was a young girl, her parents moved her and her sister to their grandparents’ farm to protect them from the fighting during World War II. In the late 1950’s, Olga fled occupied Hungary and immigrated to St. Louis. There, she met and married Jack Powers. Together they had two sons, Joseph and Michael. In the mid-1960’s, Olga and Jack started Dardenne Gardens, a nursery and landscaping business. Olga was a strong and independent woman, with a strong work ethic and a deep love for her sons. An avid reader, she consumed books on the many topics that interested her. She had a passion for French furnishings and garden symmetry. She often shared her talents at needlework and traditional Hungarian cooking. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Olga is survived by Mike and his wife, Dory; Joe and his wife, Kate; and her three strong, independent and beautiful granddaughters; Ashley, Mallory, and Olivia.
Thank you to all of you for your prayers, visits, cards, flowers, and condolences. It meant a great deal to Olga during her illness and has meant a great deal to us.