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Mary Ellen Olsen


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Mary Ellen Olsen Obituary
Mary Ellen Olsen February 28, 1921 - December 1, 2015

Mary Ellen Olsen sadly passed away with her family by her side, on December 1, 2015. She was born on February 28, 1921 in Flint, MI to Lawrence Joseph Doepker and Wilna Leigh Tice. She married Robert Wendell Olsen, who preceded her in death. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence T. Hartnett (Beverly) of Aurora, CO and Robert C. Olsen of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and a daughter, Sara Jane Olsen of San Pedro, CA. Her grandchildren include Kevin Hartnett (Coral) of Castle Rock, CO, Kurt Hartnett of Aurora, CO, Laura Johnson (Travis) of Loveland, CO and Daniel Fees of San Pedro, CA; two step grandchildren, Stephanie Whittelsey of Greenwood Village, CO and Robert Nanney of Thornton, CO. She had six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mary Ellen is also survived by her two sisters, Joan Jasin of Canton, MI and Jeanette Porter of Las Vegas, NV. Her sisters Dorothy Sutliff, Ruth Blue, June Cantely, and brothers Wilbur and Lawrence I. Doepker preceded her in death.
Mary Ellen was the proud proprietor of Cheri & Me for 28 years. She was active in many societies in the San Pedro and surrounding communities including Rotary Club of San Pedro, Toberman Settlement Inc., American Red Cross and Soroptimist International of Los Angeles Harbor. She was also a huge supporter of St. Labre Indian School.
She was loved dearly by her family and many friends and will be deeply missed. Please join us in celebrating Mary Ellen's Life on January 30th, 2016, at the Palos Verdes Shores Community Center, 2275 West 25th Street in San Pedro, CA, at 11am. Luncheon will be served. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 23, 2015
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