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Information for Vernon Leslie Olson
8 July, 1919 - 16 September, 1985
The Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1985

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Vernon Olson
    Private family services for Vernon L. Olson, 66, of Nampa, who died Monday. Sept, 16. at a Nampa hospital at a later date with the Rev. Richard Mark, pastor of the Karcher Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Olson was born July 8. 1919, at Newman Grove, Neb., where he was reared and educated.  In 1940, he enlisted jn'the U.S. Army.  He married Mary A. Hardcastle June 25, 1942, at El Paso, Texas.  He served in the Army until 1945, when he entered the U.S. Air Force.  He and his wife lived in several states until he retired as a master sargent from the Air Force in 1961.  They then moved to Filer, where he went to work for the state department of employment.  They lived in Filer for more than nine years before moving to St. Maries, where he continued to work for the department of emloyment.   In 1979, they moved to Nampa and he retired from the department of employment in 1982.  He attended the Karcher Church of the Nazarene, was a member of the American Legion Joseph H. Murray Post 18 in Nampa, a member of the VFW Post 3465 in Nampa, and a past member of the Elks Lodge.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two daughters and their husbands, Carolyn M. and Richard Murphy and Ruth and David Schmidt, all of Boise; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Kari Olson, and Lee Olson, all of St. Maries: one brother, Alan Olson of Sandy, Ore.; one sister, Marjorie White of Winthrop, Wash.; three grandsons, Richard E. and Randall J. Murphy, both of Boise, and Joshua John Olson of St. Maries; and two granddaughters, Angela Ruth Schmidt of Boise and Kristin D. Olson of Caldwell.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to a favorite charity.

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