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Marian Joyce Olson


Marian Joyce Olson was born Oct. 9, 1921 to Roy and Eliza Bolton in Fairfax District close to Dufur, Oregon, starting life as a premature baby born at home and living in the bread warmer of the wood stove, and when finally being weighed at the age of 6 weeks she was 2 pounds 6 ounces. She proved the doctor wrong by living a full happy life, with family and intelligence. Her final breath was July 3, 2018 during her sleep.

Her home in Oregon contained cousins and horses—school was also important. The summer before she started high school, her family moved to Centerville on the creek where she lived the majority of her life. She remembers the first trip to Centerville wondering what countr...

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