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Gloria Preston Olson

1933 - 2019
Gloria Preston Olson Obituary
Gloria Preston Olson

Nashville - Olson, Gloria Preston, Age 86, of Nashville, TN passed away on Nov. 30, 2019 in Murfreesboro, TN. She was born in Protestant Hospital (Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital), in Nashville, TN on Aug. 10, 1933. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1951 and then attended Belmont University and Watkins Institute. Gloria was a model, travel agent, author of two cookbooks and taught ethnic cooking classes in her home for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling to every country in the world collecting recipes. She was a member of the Travelers' Century Club, International Assoc. of Cooking Schools, Chaine des Rotisseurs, Explorers Club and Circumnavigators Club. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Olson and her parents, John P. and Marian M. Preston. She is survived by her four children, Gary (Linda) Olson, Ramona (Terry) McFarland, Chris (Teresa) Olson and Vincent (Deena) Olson, and four grandchildren, Derrick, Lindsey, Andrea and Lauren, and three great grandchildren, Tristan, Kohen and Karoline. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the . There will be a family memorial service on Thursday, Dec. 5th.
Published in Tennessean from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2019
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