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Avis Olson

Died: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Family to do services at later date

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Avis Jane Olson, 86 of Bandon passed away Noverber 14, 2018, at home with family by her side. She

was born April 28, 1932, in Cable Wisconsin, to Joseph Silas and Hattie Jane Mead. She married Leonard

W. Olson, Aprill 22 1950, in Ashland Wisconsin. They moved to Bandon in 1952.

Avis is survived by her husband of 68 years, Leonard. Children include Fredrick Scott Olson of Bandon,

Timothy Kevin and Lily of Montana, Lynette Jane and Gale Turner of Bandon, Patti (Colleen) Renee and

Russell Fraser of Bandon and Son in Law, Donald Sitter of Eugene. Sister Catherine Skaj of Wyoming

and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She leaves behind 14 precious grandchildren and 20 great

grandchildren, and one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Beth Lenee Sitter, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Avis worked at the “Box Factory” , Ray Bates and Jimmy Olson Cranberry farms. She worked at the old

Southern Coos General Hospital, as a CNA and at Sun Ray Prune Factory. She was a dedicated leader of

Bluebirds, Campfire Girls and the Horizon Club.

Leonard and Avis moved to Myrtle Creek, Oregon in 1971 and lived there until 2015, at which time they

moved back to Bandon.

After retirement , Avis and Leonard spent their winters in Arizona , where they made many special


Avis was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Among her favorite things to do,

gardening was her passion, spending time with family and friends and cooking very delicious meals. She

loved playing cards and solving crosswords.

The family wishes to acknowledge lifelong family friends, The Hutchens , Snead’s, Blackert’s , Titus’s and


A private burial was held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery . A family gathering will take place at a later


Funeral Service under the direction of Amling & Schroeder.

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