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Mary K. Olsen
92, passed away in Big Bear City on Nov. 20, 2011. Born in Beloit, Kan. in 1919, she moved to California in 1943 when she enlisted in the Navy. In 1946 she married James. D. Olsen and they resided in Glendale, Calif., for 22 years before moving to Big Bear City where they resided for 35 years. Mary and James were active members of the United Methodist Church. Mary was one of the founding directors of the preschool at the church.

She is preceded in death by her husband James, and is survived by son James and wife Jacqueline; daughter Mary Jane Ponce and Ron Peete; granddaughter Julie and husband Steve Martinez; grandson Stephen Lee Martinez; sister-in-law Pear Olsen plus many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Nov. 29 at the United Methodist Church with burial at Gold Mountain Memorial Park. Memorial donations can be made through the United Methodist Church in Big Bear City. Big Bear Mortuary, directors.

"Big Bear Grizzly"  Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:21 am


Submitted by: Peggy Hooper