Olga Marie Gradnigo Simonet
June 15, 1949 – June, 24, 2022

Olga, 73 years old, of Houston, Texas passed away on a Friday morning, June 24, 2022.  She was a longtime resident of Wood Meadows subdivision.

She was born June 15, 1949, to Brigette (Beulah) Gradnigo and Wallace Gradnigo of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Olga was a graduate of W.O. Boston High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, class 0f 1967.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, one brother; Kenneth M. Gradnigo and her furry love, Lola. 

Olga is survived by her daughter Cynthia Simonet (Lorne) Bell, and son Michael (Erika) Simonet; her grandchildren: Haviland, Trystin and Gavin; her siblings:  Joseph (Bertha) Gradnigo, Mary Gradnigo, Patrick Gradnigo plus a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her faithful, furry companion, Sebastian.  

She was a longtime member of Grace Community Church and a very active Group Leader.  She loved singing and fellowshipping with her choir family and looked forward to social gatherings. Olga was also involved with the Faithful Friends Animal-Assisted Therapy program along with her beloved Lola and Sebastian. 

Olga loved spending time with family and friends.  Her door was open to all. When someone was in need, she was there to help.  If you needed a place to stay, she made room.  No one was a stranger.

She was dearly loved, and will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Service Information

Saturday, July 9, 2022
Memorial Service
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075


  1. Pam Malfitano on June 29, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Olga was a friend, sister in Christ, and a wonderful person. She was always upbeat, loving and there to help. She will always have a very special place in my memory and heart. Olga took amazing care of my granny, my mom and the fur baby we could not keep. The world has lost a beautiful soul.

  2. The S Thornes Family on July 6, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Lovingly called Miss Olga, Olga always had a kind scripture verse or words of hope to impart to all in times of hardship, stress or sorrow. Olga had the faith of her convictions. She was firm and kind, even if she did not agree with your actions. Olga loved your spirit/soul. The Thorne family salutes your heart, courage and Spirit. I know you are with the Lord singing or even sharing your creative crafting with his other angels. RIP beautiful lady. Our prayers are with the Gradnigo Simonet family, May the Lord comfort and give you peace.