Evelyn Olsen, 85

Oct. 8

Evelyn Olsen, of Lewiston, was born in 1934 in Spirit Lake, Idaho to Melvin and Agnes Snook, joining two siblings. Her early years were spent in St. Maries. In 1945, the family moved to Orofino, where Ev made many lifelong friends. She was a cheerleader for the Orofino Maniacs, which propelled her into a life of cheering on family.

Ev married Ed Olsen on Nov. 30, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston. Married 50 years, they enjoyed life in Orofino and raised two children, Brad and Tammy.

In addition to working full time at State Hospital North, Ev was involved in community and church. She was organist at Ascension Lutheran Church for 50 years, sang in the Orofino Community Choir, and provided music for weddings and P.E.O. events. She can hear a song and play it by ear.

Family included two children and their spouses, five grandchildren and their spouses, and 10 great-grandchildren. A birthday celebration is planned.

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