Verna Oller dies at age 98 and leaves hometown 4.5 million

Verna Oller, the thrifty woman with no formal education leaves her fortune to her home town. Long Beach, Washington will be able to afford quite a few improvements to the tune of about 4.5 million dollars. Some money is also to be set aside for student scholarships and local teacher grants. Honestly, though, what in the world is a town with a population of 1300 people going to do with that much money? Well for starters, they are going to build a swimming pool for the local children.

Verna was a simple woman who bought many of her clothes from the local thrift store. She even made her own shoelaces using a reclaimed zipper from an old coat. She cut her own hair, and even chopped her own firewood in her 90′s. Verna also amassed quite a fortune starting in her 70′s in the stock market, a fortune to the tune of 4.5 million dollars. Who knew the feisty and frugal sturdy gray haired lady was a Wall Street Wonder?

Verna never earned much money at an hourly wage job. Her fortune was earned by her ability to invest and save wisely. Verna wanted no obituary and no funeral. Verna Oller sets a good example for the rest of us. She was feisty, and she was frugal, and she deserved to be. She was also a woman who lived simply and had a very generous heart.



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