BENTON – Marilyn Christine Olson, 79, of Benton, LA, passed away, quietly at her home surrounded by her family on June 10, 2013.
She was born to Kermit and Veda Pugmire of Waupaca, Wisconsin on September 26, 1933. She married Neale Edward Olson in Tucson, Arizona in 1954. They were stationed all over the southern and western United States and Germany.
Marilyn was a real beauty who loved her family above all else, and her family loved her above all else. She will be greatly missed.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Air Force Lt. Col. (retired) Neale E. Olson, of Benton, LA, her three children, Nancy E. Olson, of Goodland, FL; Mark Olson, of Shreveport, LA; and Lisa Moellering, of Houston, TX. She is also survived by her two grandsons, John Cody (Olson) Lewis and Luke James Moellering, and her brother Tom Pugmire, Chicago, Illinois.
The family would like to thank Dr. Diana Lim and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph Hospice for the care and comfort given to the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to St Joseph Hospice, Shreveport, Louisiana. Marilyn will be laid to rest at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Saxeville, Wisconsin. Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.
Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.
— Emily Dickinson