Olga Hazel Thorson|
Olga Hazel Thorson (nee Sandberg) was born November 10, 1911 in Monroe, Wa to Ole and Dena Sandberg and passed away
January 18, 2013. In her long life she witnessed the emergence of airplanes and automobiles as the major forms of transportation. She lived through the fall of the economy, the Great Depression and too many wars. She faced joys and challenges with grace, courage and Christian faith.
Olga was a welder during WWII, and later an accomplished seamstress - including sewing curtains for early Boeing aircraft.
She loved gardening and was an independent lady living in her own home even at 101 years of age.
Neighbors would often walk by and comment on the beautiful flowers and shrubs in her yard.
When she became too frail, she listened to the family and moved into the home of her daughter, Ruth, who lovingly cared for her during the last few months. Olga passed away gently in the night after talking to her mother, father and brother, who welcomed her into heaven.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Gordon, who passed away in 1986, and her beloved daughter, Jean Somers in 1999. Besides daughter Ruth, she leaves a sister, Alice, grandchildren Tom, Douglas (Linda), David, and Donald.
Also great-grandchildren Danny, Tyler, Kyle, Katie and Sarah, plus many nephews, nieces, dear family friends including Del Martin of Virginia and Gary Carter of Duvall, and wonderful, caring neighbors.
At her request there will be no funeral - just a simple grave-side service at Evergreen-Washelli. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
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Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013