OLSON - Elizabeth (Betty) Nancy Olson, died on January 11, 2021 at her home, peacefully, attended by her loving husband, Charles William Olson and health aide, Gloria. Betty and Bill, or Betty O and Daddy O, as everyone called them, were married for over 71 years. After raising their five children, Kim, Billy, Chris, and the two youngest, the twins, Jonathan and Diane, Betty began her work life, first as an accountant, then a bus driver and finally, in a job that she excelled at, as a real estate agent. She is loving grandmother of 8: Chris and Jonathan (Billy); Ashley and Brett (Chris); Woody and Louise (Diane); and Ariel and Baxter (Jonathan), and a very proud great-grandmother of Elliott and Tristan (Ashley) and Freddie (Chris). She was a regular and vocal fixture at Huntington club and school football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, and soccer for many decades, cheering on her children and grandchildren in a style like no one else. Her home was always open to friends and family alike, and she knew how to have fun. She was fiery, passionate, loved her family fiercely and would do and did anything she could for them. She had a beautiful singing voice and could often be found singing her favorites by the piano at the Huntington Bay Club and Huntington Senior Club, including one for her husband, "Bill" from Showboat. In October, 2020 Betty received a Certificate of Recognition To A very Special Nonagenerian from the Huntington Department of Human Services Senior Citizens Division. The certificate states that Betty was recognized "for your contributions to family, friends and community which the Town of Huntington honors and acknowledges by granting you the distinguished status of TOWN ELDER." It was signed by 7 members of the town's leadership, including the Supervisor and the 4 Council people. We all know it was a fitting honor for Betty and of course well-deserved. It was a beautiful gesture that made her final months even more special. She will be missed deeply by all of her extended family and friends. She will be cremated and the family will be grieving privately. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ASPCA.
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Published by Newsday on Jan. 13, 2021.