Audrey Opal Olson

Audrey Opal Olson


Audrey Opal Ericksen Olson was born March 8th, 1936, in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Ebba and Nels Ericksen. Her siblings were Virgil, Marian, Esther, Thyra Ann, and Robert. Audrey was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. After college she taught physical education and art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Audrey later taught in Lawton, Oklahoma, Ramona, California, Oceanside, California, and Santa Clara, California.

In 1959 she married Marvyn Olson and followed him through his 20-year military career living in Nevada, the Philippine Islands, Indiana, North Dakota, California, Nebraska, Germany, and Oklahoma.

When Marvyn retired from the Air Force the couple remained in Oklahoma and Audrey worked for General Motors for 14 years.

Audrey adored her family and had a passion for golf. She won numerous golf awards culminating in the 1995 Oklahoma Senior Women’s State Championship. Her other interests included cooking, reading, painting, hiking, kayaking, visiting museums, going to plays and traveling. Her favorite trips were with the grandchildren when each turned 12. Audrey and Marvyn took Kailey, Zachary, and Molly to visit Michael and Elin, and to tour Washington D.C. and New York City.

She also found time to volunteer with Mobile Meals, Hope Center, and Breakfast on Boulevard. Regular church attendance and bible study were high on her priority list.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Virgil and Robert, and sisters Marion Hansen and Thyra Ann Pavlian.

Surviving Audrey are her husband Marvyn, daughter Terre and husband Kirby Hibbard, son Michael and wife Elin, grandchildren Kailey and husband Brian Glenn, Zachary Hibbard, Molly and husband Christian Pack, and great grandchildren Daxton and Gracie Glenn. Surviving also are her sister Esther Nelson and sister-in-law Carol Ericksen, in-laws Duane and Elaine Olson and James and Dorothy Wilken, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please consider gifts to Holy Trinity School Scholarship fund.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel Edmond, OK.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

4 thoughts on “Audrey Opal Olson”

  1. Dawn Kaasa

    Aunt Audie,
    You were so dearly loved and will be greatly missed. I loved your beautiful smile and laugh – but most of all, you were the best hugger ever!
    Uncle Marv, Michael, Terre and family – Aunt Audie will be watching over each of you and cheering you on every day. She was so proud of you all.
    And she was a great example of love for friends and family to us all.
    Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers.
    Tim, Dawn and family

  2. Henning Poulsen

    Thank you for being the person who replied to me when I was searching for my relatives in America and thank for all our correspondence. You will be missed.
    Henning, son of your cousin Andreas in Denmark

  3. Alice Lysen

    Sending my condolences to your family. I am sorry for not to get to know you.
    Your cousin Alice in Denmark

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