Ellen Olson

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Olson, Ellen Margaret



Ellen Margaret Olson, 89, passed away peacefully in her home May 17, 2017. She enjoyed tending her roses, crafting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Ellen was born November 21, 1927 in Odebolt, Iowa. On August 18, 1951 she married the love of her life and husband Harry Olson in Rockford, Illinois, where they started their family. Harry and Ellen moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1968, where they spent the duration of their lives. Ellen retired from Don J. Cummings Company in 1987 as a secretary and bookkeeper.

Ellen is preceded in death by her husband Harry, sister Viola Larson, brother Henry Pearson, and parents Gust & Elin Pearson.

Ellen is survived by her three children: Sharon (Richard) Devine of Albuquerque, NM, Linda (Bruce) Cain of Moriarty, NM, and Bruce Olson (partner Theresa Ruiz) of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Michael Devine of Albuquerque, NM; Stephen (Jodi) Devine of Aurora, CO, Ellen (Phelan) Gavaldon, of Albuquerque, NM; Stephanie (Clayton) Chowning of Durango, CO; Brenten Cain of Fort Collins, CO; and Gregory Olson of Westminster, CO, and one great-grandson, Lukah Devine.

The family would like to extend its thanks to the staff at Heritage Hospice for their care and compassion at the end of Ellen's life. Ellen will be interred with her husband at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the .

Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 21, 2017
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