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.