OLSEN, Opal T. 87 Years of Life A resident of Clayton, Washington, passed away on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Olsen is the dear mother and mother-in-law of Rick and Debbie Olsen of Clayton, Russell and Denise Olsen of Spokane, Becky and Phil Hines of Longview, Washington, and Robynn and Larry Ross of Nine Mile Falls. She is a sister to Ruth Rasmussen, Viola Greer and Bill Sims, and she enjoyed seventeen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Olsen is preceded in death by her husband, Neb Olsen; a son, Bob Olsen; a daughter, Karen Layton, and a grandson, Jeff Layton. Born in Spokane in 1926, Opal graduated from Deer Park High School with Class of 1945 and then attended Kinman Business University in Spokane. While being the secretary at Deer Park Auto Freight, Opal met her future husband, Neb Olsen. They were married in 1948. Neb passed away in 1990. For her entire life, Mrs. Olsen was active in the churches she attended, and she was especially active in the children and women's ministries. She has been attending the Real Life Ministries and the Clayton Community Church. Opal enjoyed time with her family, doing various crafts and gardening. Funeral Services honoring Mrs. Olsen will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Clayton at the Clayton Community Church, with Rev. Phil Hines and Mr. Larry Ross officiating. Interment services will will precede the funeral at the Zion Hill/Trysil Cemetery in Clayton at 10:00 A.M. Thursday. Mrs. Olsen's family suggests memorial contributions to Smaritans Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org. LAUER FUNERAL HOME in Deer Park, Washington
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug. 6, 2014