Oliva Lanting Santos


Oliva Lanting Santos, resident of Livermore, died Aug. 4. She was 66.

Santos was born April 19, 1949 in the Philippines. She was a graduate of the University of the East in the Philippines and served as a school teacher in Okinawa before moving to Livermore, where she worked as an administrator at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 32 years.

Santos was a global traveler who enjoyed collecting souvenirs from all around the world. She also enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, golf, and many parties with her family and friends.

Santos is survived by her two sons, Michael Santos and his partner Terra Eggink of Royal Oaks, California and Carlos Santos III of Killeen, Texas. She is also survived by her siblings and their spouses, Cindy and John Harless of Gretna, Virginia; Juliana and Ruben Hidalgo of Hong Kong; Felisa de Ramos of Hong Kong and Jacinto and Leovina Lanting of the Philippines and many beloved nieces and nephews including Vilma de Ramos and Narissa Oswald. She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years Carlos Santos Jr. in 2002.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 458 Maple St. Livermore, with mass immediately following at 11a.m. Burial services will follow at St. Michael's cemetery.