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“I will remember Olga's beautiful smile and charming personality. Olga exemplified Southern grace. At many an LA Audubon meeting she would always...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Fimiani - Los Angeles, CA

“Olga was always looking on the bright side of life. Olga opened up the world for me and I traveled on many of her LA Audubon trips: Kenya, Tanzania,...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Christina Sansone - Glendale, CA

“Olga never had a bad word to say about anyone, and was always gracious to everyone. She will be missed, but I am sure Herb is glad she is there to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl & Richard Epps - Hibbing, MN

“I met Olga Clarke soon after I moved to LA at the Audubon House in Plummer Park in January of 1987. She was so incredibly open and inviting, lovely,...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Louis Tucker - Santa Monica, CA

“I have had the pleasure of encountering a very few people who had the gift of bringing out the best in everyone around them. Olga was one of them. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: John McCoy - Long Beach, CA

“David and I were fortunate to be guests of Olga and Herb many years ago while on a trip to see mom's sister, Lo and Her husband Al. Olga was my mom's...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Becky Beezley - Monroe, LA

“Olga was a blessing to all who knew her! We enjoyed Olga and Herb's visits to Louisiana as much as they enjoyed Cajun food & music. They lived a...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Fred & Jennifer Brantley - LA

“For 50+ years, Olga was an integral part of Los Angeles Audubon activity. Olga established Los Angeles Audubon's bookstore that was once housed in...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Los Angeles Audubon Society Los Angeles Audubon Society - CA

“Olga Clarke is one of those unforgettable people who had a knack for bringing out the best in me and others. Her charm, personality and wisdom about...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Castor - Los Angeles, CA

“I enjoyed all our times together, at the LA Audubon Bookstore and in the field birding.But especially during the last few years as we lounged in...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Kiwi Donovan - HI - Friend


Olga Lavergne Clarke, was born on August 23, 1929 in Iota, Louisiana to Alexander and Berta Lavergne.
Olga met her husband, Herb, in Louisiana while he was stationed at Fort Polk Army base. They fell in love, got married and moved to California. They were loving companions. Herb had been an avid birdwatcher and he introduced Olga to the world of birding. Birding became a passion they shared. Before long, Olga was leading bird tours all over the world. She was also recognized for her long association with the Los Angeles Audubon Society, for her cooking and for her southern charm. Herb would become known for his exceptional bird and nature photography and photo books before his passing in 2008.
Olga passed away on September 27,2017.
We will all miss our beautiful Olga and her southern charm.