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Betty Jane (Whitehill) Olsson


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Betty Jane (Whitehill) Olsson Obituary
BETTY JANE (WHITEHILL) OLSSON
Age 90 years old, passed away on January 30, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 1926 to Dwight and Eula Whitehill.
Betty graduated from Yale University in 1948 with a degree in music. She received her Master's Degree from Cal Arts. Betty was married to John Frederick Olsson, who preceded her in death, for 53 years and leaves behind a daughter Judith Jacobson and a son John Olsson, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Betty's career included singing opera and oratorio roles in New York and California. She was a popular voice teacher with her own studio and taught at several Southern California universities including Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, and at Cal Baptist University touching many with her joyful love of God, music, and life!
A memorial service will be held at Cal Baptist University School of Music, Sunday February 5th at 2pm. A private graveside service will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Monday, February 6th at 1pm.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 3, 2017
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