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Carolyn Suzanne (Olson) CANFIELD

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Carolyn Suzanne (Olson) CANFIELD Obituary
Beloved Mom, Grandma, Friend and Inspiration to Many Died at age 80 on July 17, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Esther Olson; husband Dale Canfield, husband Osgood Magnuson; and brother Douglas Olson. Survived by children, Deborah Pederson (Phil Dow), Mark Pederson (Min Kim); grandchildren, Alison and Thomas McManus (and Timothy McManus, their father), Erik and Annika Pederson; brother, David Olson; cousins, nieces, nephews, step-children and devoted friends. Carolyn was a graduate of Marshall University High (1951) and St Olaf College (1955), after which she married mathematician Roger Pederson and moved to New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh and Palo Alto, returning in 1974 to The Twin Cities. Carolyn worked at Luther Seminary (1977-1979) and was executive secretary to the President of Augsburg College (1980 to 1997). A one-time amateur actress, Carolyn will be remembered for her dramatic flair, her love of music and her joyful energy, always ready to "gussy up" for a good time. Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am on Tuesday, July 23, at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Avenue, St Paul. Memorials preferred to the Esther J Olson Scholarship Fund at Augsburg College or St Anthony Park Lutheran Church. Special thanks to Drs. Dan and Mark with whom she bonded and shared her avid convictions about politics, love and life. Endless gratitude to the caring staff at The Kenwood and her hospice team, especially David J, her hospice nurse and angel. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Davies Chapel 612-377-2203



Published in Pioneer Press from July 19 to July 21, 2013
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