Cover photo for Carol Louise Olson's Obituary
Carol Louise Olson Profile Photo
1931 Carol 2020

Carol Louise Olson

November 5, 1931 — March 16, 2020

Spencer

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO KAPPA KAPPA IOTA'S EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND MAILED TO 729 AVE. B - REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277

     Carol Louise Olson, the daughter of Verne and Loretta Van Buren, was born November 5, 1931 in Pawnee City, NE.  Carol attended elementary and high school in Spencer, Iowa, where she graduated in the class of 1949.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach, and a year later graduated from Pepperdine University with a master’s degree in Education.

     She and John Olson were married in the First Christian Church, Spencer, in 1953.  They moved to Torrance, California where they lived and raised their two sons, Steve and Greg.  She taught Kindergarten in Torrance for 22 years.  For many years she was an active member of Kappa Kappa Iota, a national sorority for Women in Education.

After living in California for 55 years, she and John decided to move back to Spencer, Iowa in 2009.

     Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Verne and Loretta Van Buren and brothers, James,  Paul & Max.

     She is survived by her husband, John of Spencer, Iowa; sons, Steve (Teresa) Olson of Milford, Iowa and Greg (Lisa) Olson of Redondo Beach, California; grandsons: John, Ryan, Lance, and step-grandsons: Jason (Christina) and Robert Walker; granddaughter, Nicole (Max Goldberg); great grandchildren: Camden, Olivia and Ava; sister, Joyce (Bill) Thomas of Superior, WI; sister-in-law, Doris Olson; brother-in-law, William Olson; as well as other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Private Celebration of Life Services will be held by the family at a later date
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery Columbarium
Privately at a later date
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol Louise Olson, please visit our flower store.

Guestbook

Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree