Kathleen M. Olson, 69, passed away at home peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Born March 23, 1950, to Thomas and Marjorie (Thompson) Millard in Detroit, Michigan.
Kathy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ferris State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
While living in Grand Rapids, MI, she was employed by the Defense Contract Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. As a team leader, she supervised 20 employees who were responsible for assuring the quality of products being sold to the U.S. military. She retired in June, 2012 after 34 years of service.
Kathy enjoyed sewing, refinishing furniture, boating, kayaking, and golf. While living in Gaylord, she was affiliated with the charities; Coats for Kids and Toys for Tots, for which she ran the toy store.
She ranked her biggest achievement to raising two fine sons.
She is survived by her husband Spencer of 50 years; sons Derek (Debbie) Olson, Ft. Collins, CO, Bryce (Jamie) Olson, Denver, CO; grandsons Jace and Keaton; father Thomas; sisters Penny Hamblin Novi, MI, Gail Kosh Canton MI, Dawn (Reid) Varner, Grand Rapids, MI; sister in laws Eileen Nordstrom, Lafayette CO, Cindy Olson, Dallas TX; and brother in law Arthur (Lenore) Olson, Clarkston, MI.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie.
A memorial service will be held at Nelson Funeral Home, Saturday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to ALS of Michigan, 24359 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48075.