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Susan Jean Olson


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Susan Jean Olson Obituary
Olson, Susan Jean
73, of Glendale, AZ, passed away on February 10, 2016, of pancreatic cancer. Susan was born into a military family in Salem, OR on August 1, 1942 to George and Dorothy Bergstrom. A 1960 graduate of Sunnyslope H.S., Susan was crowned Miss Arizona in 1963 and was fourth runner-up in the 1964 Miss America Pageant. After life as a military spouse, Susan worked as a marketing manager for a local mall, a personal chef, and managed the VIP catering for a local Spring Baseball Cactus League club. Susan was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Colonel Daryl F. Olson, and her brother George "Giz" Bergstrom. Susan is survived by her children Karyn (Kenji Seta) Olson, Derek (Melody) Olson, and Dolan (Melisha) Olson. Grandchildren include: Alex Seta, Gage Seta, Devin Bosler, Haley Olson, Savannah Olson, Jake Olson, Madison Olson, Emily Olson, Sara Olson, and Denis Calles-Membreno. Further survivors include Nancy Anselmo (sister), Tracy Bergstrom (sister-in-law), Donald Olson and Robert Sevey (brothers-in-law), Barbara Olson (sister-in-law), and numerous nieces and nephews regular, great, and great-great). A celebration of her life will be held at Susan's home on March 5, 2016 from 1-6pm.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 21, 2016
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