Obituary: Marilyn Ann Allen Olson

February 25, 1930 – November 2, 2022

Marilyn Ann Allen Olson, 92, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born February 25, 1930, in Bedford, Indiana to Mabel (Sipes) and Harry Allen. She married Norman R. Olson Jr. on November 13, 1948, and they shared 48 years together.

Marilyn was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was active in several roles as Deacon, Elder, and the Lydia and Christian Women’s Fellowship Circles. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star, served many hours as a Pink Lady Volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital, and served as President of the Hospital Auxiliary. She was a charter member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Social Sorority. Marilyn was employed by the city of Bedford in the Water Works Department and completed her career in a clerical capacity at Olson & Company P.C., CPA Firm.

Survivors include a son, Ric Olson (Treva), of Bedford; a son-in-law, William Murray, of FL; grandchildren, Stephanie (Matthew) Price, of Indianapolis, Michelle Lewis, of Ohio, Matthew (Alicia) Parker, and Miles (Blaine) Parker; great-grandchildren, Connor Price, of Peru, Logan Price, of FL, Kennedy Draper, of Ohio, Harrison Parker, of Bedford, Vivienne Parker, of Bedford, and Sophie Parker, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Walter Fisher, her husband, Norman Olson, Jr. her twin brother, Jack L. Allen; her brother, Robert E. Allen; her sister, Roberta Lenz; and her daughter, Susan Olson Murray.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 7th at the First Christian Church of Bedford, 1101 15th Street, with Rev. Will Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s memory to the First Christian Church.

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