Mary Louise (Olsen) Carney (1927 - 2018)

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Born in Odebolt, Iowa February 4, 1927 to Kalmer and Louise Olsen, Mary passed away peacefully February 7, 2018 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul (2001) and two sons, Tom (2001) and Tim (1980). Mary is survived by her children, Jay (Frances) of Green Valley, AZ, Teresa (Russ Greenlee) of Folsom, CA, Sally (Jacob Jackson) of Rio Linda, Joe, and Bob of West Sacramento; her five beloved grandchildren: John, Julie (Tyler Greeson), David (Ginger), Rusty (Stephanie), and Coleen (Justin Hathaway) and seven great-grandchildren: Andruw, Tyler, Summer, Elizabeth, Colin, Reagan, and MacKenzie. Mary grew up in Nemaha, IA and attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She married Paul in 1947 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. They returned to Iowa and started their family in Storm Lake where they lived until 1959 when they moved to Elkhorn Village in Broderick, CA. Mary worked many years for the State Department of Motor Vehicles in the driver's license record unit. She retired from the State in 1980 to care for her mother. She went back to work after her mother and son, Tim, died. She worked at The Country Rose which later became Blueberry Hill in Old Sacramento for many years. A Vigil will be held Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., W. Sac. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 1321 Anna St., West Sac. Inurnment, Calvary Cemetery.
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River Cities Funeral Chapel
910 Soule Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-4535
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Published in The Sacramento Bee from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2018