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Julia Carey Whitehead Olson Obituary
JULIE CARY WHITEHEAD OLSON Julia Cary Whitehead Olson, 82, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 peacefully in Greenwood, SC. She Was born on April 12, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI. and was the daughter of the late Philip and Ruth Cary Whitehead. Julia was the wife of the late Gerald E. Olson who passed away in 2007. They lived together in Lansdale, PA before relocating to Bluffton, S.C. in 1994. Julia graduated with a B.A. in English from Beloit College. She was an active member of the American Association of University Women, Lansdale branch. Her interests included needlepoint, cooking, gardening and travel. Julia volunteered at several local non-profit organizations there. Julia continued her volunteer work at there final residence in Greenwood, S.C. by coordinating guest speakers and being an active member of the Dining Committee for the Wesley Commons Community. Julia is survived by her four sons, Mark Olson and fiance Wendy Weaver, Glen Olson and wife Karen, Erick Olson and wife Tina, Russell Olson and wife Stephanie. Also left behind are two grandsons Kevin and Ryan Olson, two granddaughters Jenell and Caroline Olson, and one step granddaughter Caitlin Olson. Julia's oldest son, Lawrence preceded her in death in 1995. Julia requested a small private family memorial. The family wishes to thank all of those that helped to care for her during the last few months. Memorials may be sent to Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshal Rd., Greenwood, SC 29646 or Hospice Care of The Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Published in The Reporter on Mar. 6, 2014
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