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Kimberly Susan (Medina) Olsen(1959-2012)

53, of Kelseyville, passed away after a valiant battle on Monday, September 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 1, 1959, in Lakeport, California, the first baby of the New Year, and daughter of John "Laddie" and Susan Medina.
Kim attended Lakeport schools and graduated from Clear Lake High School with the class of 1977. Kim met Marr at a little league dance on April 12, 1975 and they were married five years to the day on April 12, 1980 in Lakeport.
The newlyweds moved to Kelseyville, in the home they built, and lived there until 1984 when they moved to Petaluma, California. They started their family in 1987 with Gunner, Tanner in 1989 and Skyler completed their family in 1992. Over the years Kim was employed at Kelseyville Pharmacy, Country Air Properties, Lake County Welfare Department, Prudential Realty and retired from the State of California. Kim went back to school while working and raising her family and earned her bachelor's degree before graduating with her master's degree in Psychology at the University of San Francisco. The family moved back to Kelseyville in 2004 where Kim loved their tranquil ranch on Kelsey Creek Drive.
Kim's battle with Pancreatic Cancer was long and hard-fought and even though we will miss her, she will never be forgotten. The memories shared and lives touched by her undeniable grace, beauty and strength will ensure that her spirit lives on in all of us for eternity.
She is survived by her husband Marr B Olsen of Kelseyville; three children, Gunner Olsen, Tanner (Kristina) Olsen, and Skyler Olsen of Cotati; her mother Susan Medina (Blue) Pabst of Lakeport; two brothers, Kevin (Traci) Medina and Kraig Medina of Lakeport; aunt Michael (Gary) Lampson of Kelseyville; uncle Alfred Silva of Lakeport; in-laws Gene and June Hughes of Kelseyville, California and Elmer and Bobbie Olsen of Arizona; and many other family members and friends.
Visitation will begin on Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Parish of Saint Mary Immaculate, Parish Hall located at 801 N. Main St. Lakeport, California. A Rosary service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Father Phillip Ryan officiating. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parish of Saint Mary Immaculate with Father Ron Serban officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary.

Published in Petaluma Argus-Courier from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20, 2012
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