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FRANCES "GLAINE" ELLIS SCOLES OLSON


1933 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Surrounded by family at the Pasco home of her sister Sharon, Glaine Olson of Sedro-Woolley went home peacefully to be with her Lord May 23, 2011. Born in Kent, WA October 28, 1933 she was the eldest of five children born to Wayne and Edith Ellis.

She graduated from Mt. Vernon High in 1951 and in 1952 she married Larry Scoles. They had seven children during their marriage. In the early 60's she founded the Robin Scoles Kidney Foundation helping to bring the first kidney dialysis machine to the Seattle area. In 1967 she married Clifford Olson who had three children. One child was born to them making a total of eleven children they raised together in the Stanwood, Warm Beach areas. Glaine and Cliff were big C.B. fans with Glaine's handle being Mother of Many or M.O.M. for short.

She did volunteer work for the Stanwood/Camano food bank and worked for her brother at Today's Market in Mt. Vernon before retiring as a snowbird in the Arizona desert. Returning to Sedro-Woolley she volunteered at Skagit Valley Gleaners until recently. She loved reading, doing crafts, music and singing and was choir director at her home church in Arizona.

Glaine's beautiful smile and unique sense of humor is indescribable. There are no words to express how much she is loved and will be missed. Her love for her family was deep and shown by her unending acts of kindness.

Glaine is survived by her children Steve Scoles (Maureen Saunders)Bellingham; Mike Scoles, Tulalip; Barb Bodin (John)Stanwood; Robin Lilgreen, Seattle; Laurie Love (Jim)Finley; Sue Haatveit(Dave) Stanwood; David Olson (Elaine) Marysville; Jerry Scoles (Raelene Richards) Stanwood; Rick Scoles (Joanie Nagatani)Burlington; Colleen Johnson, Yreka, CA; Ron Olson, Missoula, MT; brothers: Bob Ellis (Charlotte)LaConner; Jerry Ellis (Nancy) Mt. Vernon; sisters Sharon McIntyre(Bob)Pasco; Mary Lee Hurley(Dave) Pasco; step-sister Gail Trucker(Roger)Mt. Vernon; step-brothers Gary Kent,Burlington; Gordon Kent (Marlene)Long Beach, WA. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces as well as so many grand and great-grandchildren that even she had difficulty counting all of them.

Glaine was preceded in death by spouse Clifford Olson and parents Wayne Ellis & Edith Ellis Kent.

A celebration of her life will be held June 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 831 E Washington Avenue, Burlington, WA with potluck to follow.
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