Obit: Olson, Frances E. (1929 - 2003)

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----Source: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press

Frances E. Olson

Frances E. Olson, age 74, of Marshfield, formerly of Greenwood, died saturday, Nov. 15, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.

Frances Edith Abbot was born on Jan. 31, 1929 in Martinas, Calif., the daughter of William and Edith (Pierce) Abbot. As a young girl, she moved with her family to the Neillsville area, where she was raised and received her education. During the summers, Frances' family often traveled to North Dakota to work in the harvest fields. On Aug. 16, 1947 Frances was united in marriage to Leo H. Olson. They farmed in Greenwood, where Frances was a farm wife and bussed children for the Hemlock school. They farmed until 1976, and then sold the farm and moved to Mead Lake. She and her husband were groundskeepers for the Mead Lake campground for several years. Frances moved to Greenwood in 1993 after her husband entered the Colonial Home in Colby. She resided in Greenwood until 2000, at which time she moved to Marshfield to live with her daughter Sharon. Her husband, Leo, died on Aug. 2, 2001.

Frances was a member of Our savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood, and enjoyed fishing, traveling, yard work, and puzzles.

She will be sadly missed by two children; Dale (Debbie) Olson of Abbotsford; Sharon (Jeff) Piller of Marshfield; two stepsons, Delmond (Karen) Olson of Thorp; Roger (Guadalupe) Olson of Gallup, New Mexico; one stepdaughter-in-law, May Olson of Greenwood; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one step-brother, Art Longway of the Mich. Upper Peninsula; and one sister-in-law, Alice Abbot of Marshfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; one stepson, Leonard Olson; and one brother, William Abbot.

There will be private graveside services held in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Frances Olson

Frances E. Olson, 74, Marshfield, formerly of Greenwood, died on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield. There will be private family graveside services held in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Frances Edith Abbott was born on Jan. 31, 1929, in Martinas, Calif., to William and Edith (nee Pierce) Abbott. As a young girl, she moved with her family to the Neillsville area, where she was raised and received her education. During the summers, her family often traveled to North Dakota to work in the harvest fields. She married Leo H. Olson on Aug. 16, 1947. They farmed in Greenwood, where she was a farm wife and bussed children for the Hemlock School. They farmed until 1976, and then sold the farm and moved to Mead Lake. She and her husband were groundskeepers for Mead Lake campgrounds for several years. She moved to Greenwood in 1993, after her husband entered the Colonial Home, Colby. She resided in Greenwood until 2000, at which time she moved to Marshfield to live with her daughter, Sharon. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood, and enjoyed fishing, traveling, yardwork, and puzzles.

Survivors include two children, Dale (Debbie) Olson, Abbotsford, and Sharon (Jeff) Piller, Marshfield; two stepsons, Delmond (Karen) Olson, Thorp, and Roger (Guadalupe) Olson, Gallup, New Mexico; one stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Olson, Greenwood; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one step-brother, Art Longway, Upper Michigan; and one sister-in-law, Alice Abbott, Marshfield.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Leo; one stepson, Leonard Olson, on Aug. 15, 2003; and one brother, William Abbott.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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