Note: N375 Anne Olsen lived in Medford, OR. My Dad Robert and Eileen (Gordon’s brother Mal’s widow) visited her regularly in the years prior to her death.
Here is her obituary from BendBulletin.com:
Anna Elizabeth Olsen Published: November 22. 2009 4:00AM PST Jan. 25, 1917 - Oct. 25, 2009
Anna Olsen 92, passed away October 25, 2009, in Medford, OR. Anna was born January 25, 1917, in St. Paul, Minnesota to parents Stanley and Katherine Onisko. She married Gordon Olsen on March 23, 1940, in St. Paul, MN.
During World War II, Anna worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at Lockheed Aircraft in CA. In 1953, she owned a commercial Laundromat and later worked in the City Recorders Office at Brookings, OR. Moving to Eugene in 1968, she was a lumber grader for Cuddeback Lumber Co.
During retirement, Anna and Gordon summered in La Pine, spending many hours fishing at Twin Lakes. They were snowbirds in Mesa, Arizona and Mesa Verde National Park. Anna enjoyed golfing, fishing, quilting and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include daughters, Kathie (Bob) Leonard, Prineville, Mary Ann (Gene) Smith, Medford, Barbara Olsen, Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and sisters, Rose Blakslee and Elaine Schmidt of St. Paul, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000, and great-grandson, Justin Leonard in 1980.
A Thanksgiving memorial of Annas life will be held on November 26, 2009, at 10 am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Prineville, with Rev. Robert Greiner officiating.
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