Mary Letha Olson
Mary Letha Olson was born in Bland County, Virginia on May 22, 1934. She graduated from Bland High School in 1951. After graduating from McLain’s Business College she worked for the Appalachian Power Company in Bluefield, West Virginia and came to Southeast Virginia in 1955. She worked for 10 years at Fort Eustis. She and her husband were married in March of 1959 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Norge, Virginia. They moved from Williamsburg to Sussex in 1967, and became members of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer that same year. Letha returned to work for the Federal Government at Fort Lee and retired in 1995.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, E. Lawrence Olson, Jr.; sons, Eric D. Olson and wife, Debbie and Edward “Gerry” Olson and wife Sherri; grandchildren, Madison Clair Olson and David Lawrence Olson and sisters, Gladys Faulk of Columbia, NC and Helen Caldie of Hampton, VA.
A memorial service will be held at 10AM, Monday May 22, 2017 at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 1769 South Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23805. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
1769 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23805