OLSON, BETTY JEAN, 85
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Ocala - Betty Jean Olson, age 85, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
She was born January 7, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. She married Ole T. Olson Jr. who retired from the Marion County Health Department then started his own business. He was a reptile collector and falconer. He had known and worked with Ross Allen. Ole passed away on September 17, 2012 in Ocala.
Betty and Ole moved to Ocala in 1965, where Betty worked for the school board but more importantly was a Hospice of Marion County volunteer for 20 years. She believed strongly in the hospice concept.
The couple is survived by their four children, Richard, Cristine, Ole, and Matthew; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren, all of Ocala, Florida.
Betty will be cremated and her urn placed at Florida National Cemetery along with her husband. It was her request to have no service but wished that memorials be made to Hospice of Marion County.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013