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William M. Olson


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William M. Olson Obituary
Olson, William M.



Bill Olson passed away May 5, 2016 at his home in Los Alamos at the age of 86. He was born June 15, 1929 in Rock Island, Illinois to Willie and Irene Olson.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn; children and spouses, Holly and Robert Vigil, Eric and Mary Olson, James and Danielle Olson; & seven grandchildren.

Bill graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, attended both the University of Southern California and the University of Iowa where he earned his PhD in chemistry. He worked at Los Alamos Laboratory from 1956 until 1992. Bill served as the education chairman for the regional chapter of the American Vacuum Society which has honored him by creating a scholarship in his name.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20th.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 15, 2016
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