Mary Letha Olson

Mary Letha Olson

Waverly, VA
05.22.1934 - 05.19.2017

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 


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Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
1769 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23805
United States


Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Tracy Logan

...And her pain and suffering shall be no more. Letha will be sorely missed by all who knew her. But God has taken her to his bosom and has relieved all her pain and suffering. In Heaven she is rejoicing. Bless you, Larry, and her family and friends as we mourn our loss.

Dee Christian

Lawrence; so sorry to read in my richmond times about Letha's passing. Remember your wedding and tge SURPRIZE of being on your farm when I was working and speaking to Letha on the phone. Anne Jones (widow of Dave Jones, VSP)

Anne Jones

The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.

Williams Family

Although Letha has gone on, she will always be in our hearts. God bless you Larry and all the rest of the family. We will miss her.
Dennis and Chris

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