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Sharon Ann
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September 4, 1939 – January 9, 2024

Sharon Olson
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Obituary for Sharon Ann Olson

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Sharon Ann Olson unexpectedly passed away January 9, 2024 in Stockton, California. She was a pastor’s wife and mother of five children. She married Dennis Olson on January 15, 1959 and was recently widowed in September, 2021. Continuing her faith in the Lord, Sharon joined the Lincoln Presbyterian Church of Stockton, and became an active member, forging many new friendships and opportunities.

Sharon’s German grandparents crossed the Atlantic for a better life to Oklahoma City and baby Sharon was born on September 4, 1939. Sharon’s mother, a Jonathan Logan fashion model, moved to Hollywood where she grew up among the stars and became childhood friends with Maureen Reagan and other celebrity children, who lived nearby. One of her favorite games was to play “Ding Dong Ditch” at Shirley Temple’s house a few doors down. She and little Maureen would giggle with delight hiding in the bushes as the butler answered the door to find no one there.

As a child, Sharon faithfully attended Hollywood Presbyterian Church with her Aunt Eileen and noted Christian educator, Henrietta Meers. Sharon attended several prep schools and graduated from Hollywood High. She enrolled in LA City College and pursued a nursing career. While as a first-year intern, young Sharon wheeled her patient into radiology and was greeted by a dashing x-ray tech, Dennis Olson. Sparks flew. They fell in love and were soon married and started their young family. Dennis earned his PhD in theology and was ordained with the Covenant denomination. Together, they pastored several California churches in Wilmington, Torrance, Stockton, Yucaipa and Arnold. As Sharon became an empty nester, she worked with Campus Crusade for Christ, under Bill Bright.

Sharon was a devoted mother to her five children and enjoyed many creative passions, such as music, painting, sewing, crafting, gardening and riding her bike. She loved traveling and visiting family in Hawaii. Omi cherished and loved the customs of her German roots and passed them on to her family. Sharon also played the violin, cello, ukelele and guitar and her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family.

Sharon is survived by her five children and their families:

Michael and Eilene, their children, Joshua (Taren) Matthew (Angela) and Rebekah (Aaron).

Kathy and Debi, their children Tammy (Rich), Kristy (Nathan), Brittney (Louis) and Brookes (Zach).

David and Denise, their children Kellie (Ray) and Sabrina (Riley).

Stephen and Francine, their children, Kona (Marissa), Jacob and Jordan (Angie).

Erik and Michelle, their children, Heidi, Emily and Lindsey

Sharon was a devoted “Omi” to 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren:

Maverick, Hailey, Hunter, Hannah, Samantha, Evangeline, Jeffrey, Nathan, Poppy, Madison, Aleia, Autumn, Kainoa and Benjamin.

She is now at peace with our Lord, and she will be greatly missed.
Her celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 24, 2024 11:00 am at
Lincoln Presbyterian Church 900 Douglas Road, Stockton, CA. 95207.

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Celebration of Life Information

When
Saturday, February 24th, 2024 11:00am
Location
Lincoln Presbyterian Church
Address
900 Douglas Road
Stockton, CA 95207
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