Albert Ollie Wyatt, 88, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Lakeview.
Albert was born May 15, 1932, in Sentinel, Okla. to Clarence and Mary (Powers) Wyatt, Albert was the fifth of seven children. Like so many Oklahoma natives from this era, the Wyatts moved to California in 1938 to secure a better life.
Albert grew up working with his father and brothers in the family construction business in Orangevale, Calif. He graduated from high school and married his sweetheart, Merrilee Boucher, in 1950. Two sons, Alan and Gerald, blessed this union and Albert enjoyed following his sons’ rodeo and baseball loves as they grew up.
Anyone that ever met him knew that Albert was the definition of a businessman. His mind was always analyzing the risks and rewards of any business! He purchased his first successful business, Wyatt’s Market, at age 18 and spent the next 30 years owning and operating several businesses in the grocery and retail sector in Orangevale. In 1981, the Wyatts relocated to Cave Junction where the couple operated I.V. Video before finally “retiring” in 1996. Even in retirement, the wheels were always turning, and Albert found a new challenge with operating a hay brokerage business and loved the thrill of a stocker cattle deal during these years. In 2015, the Wyatts made their final move to be near family in Lakeview.
Albert will be remembered as a successful entrepreneur, a loving family man, a life-long San Francisco Giants fan, and for embellishing the best stories ever for his grandchildren.
Albert was preceded in death by his sons, Alan and Gerald; and his six siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Merrilee; daughters-in-law, Vikki Wyatt of Lakeview and Debbie Wyatt of Templeton, Calif.; grandchildren and spouses, Leigh Ann Evans of Lakeview, Wells Wyatt of Hazelton, Idaho, Gwinne Porter of Chappaqua, N.Y., Dan Wyatt of Johnston, R.I., James Wyatt of Berlin, Germany and Jay Wyatt of Long Beach, Calif.; and eight great-grandchildren.
At the family’s request, no services will be held.
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