Pauline Olsen

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Pauline Leora Brown Olsen

FISHKILL - Pauline Leora Brown Olsen died on April 12, 2014. She was 90 years old.

Pauline was born to Claude and Esther (Eldridge) Brown in Gunnison, CO on April 25, 1923. Her family moved frequently in her youth, but eventually settled in White Plains, NY, where she met and married her husband, Roy Olsen, in 1943. Following Roy's death in 1968 and after their children were grown, Pauline moved to Fishkill, NY, where she lived for 30 years. She loved the outdoors, had a large garden, and was always up to go on a hike.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Roy Olsen, eldest son Dean Olsen, brother Richard Brown, sister Virginia Omalyev and daughter in-law Rosemary (Newton) Olsen. She is survived by her sister Mary Medcalf; sister in-law Jane Mawhinney; three children, Craig, Paul (Teri) and Jillane Olsen; eight grandchildren, Karen Olsen, Heather (Jay) Knowles, Dean (Lisa) and David Olsen, Matthew and Christopher Lambros, Ben and Grady Olsen; four great-grandchildren, Kyle and Robert Perez and Ethan and Brandon Knowles; many nieces and nephews.

Pauline touched many people during her life, and she will be missed and remembered by us all.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pauline's name to the . Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 1:30 PM at the Long Island National Cemetery.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 17, 2014
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