Luella (Maye) Olnhausen (1933 - 2013)

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Luella Olnhausen, 79, passed away April 9, 2013, in Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Born June 16, 1933, in Bellevue, Ohio, to Ethel and Harold Maye. She met Sandy Olnhausen in 1947 as freshman at Scott High in Toledo, Ohio. After graduation, they married on Sept. 10, 1951, and was the loving wife of Sandy for 61 years.
She is survived by her husband, Sandy; their daughter, Pam Winterroth, son-in-law Russ, and their two daughters, Cachet and Courtney, of Bennett; son Steve and his daughter Jessica and granddaughter Cheyenne, and Steve's wife, Josie Lee, her son Eddie, daughter Char and grandson Aidan of Fall River Road; and son Kris Olnhausen of Phoenix. Lou is also survived by her beloved brother, Irv Maye (wife Pam) of Key Largo, Fla.; Irv's children, Mike, Linda, Dan, Sandy, Tammy, and all grandchildren.
Lou was always very active in community affairs and was very proud of the fact that she worked on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives for more than 20 years. She also worked full time on Bill Daniels' campaign for governor of Colorado.
Both Lou and Sandy were very fortunate to have traveled the world during her lives, including Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Asian nations of China, Japan and Thailand. They cruised the Caribbean, Mediterranean Sea and all the Hawaiian Isles. They also traveled to every state in the USA.
They lived in Lawson for 33 years and were co-owners of Mountain Mini Storage in Clear Creek County for 28 years. The business is now operated by their son Steve and his wife, Josie Lee.
Private family services were held in their vacation home in Gold Canyon, Ariz. She wished to be cremated.
Donations may be made to Banner Hospice, 275 E. Germann Road, Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85297.
Published in Canyon Courier from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2013