Barbara Joyce Olson
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January 30,1930 ~ September 15, 2015

Joyce Olson, a long-time resident of the Vancouver, WA area, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the home of her daughter Carla, and son-in-law Bill, where she had resided the past two years.
Born in 1930 in Powell, Wyoming, Joyce was an only child and the sparkle to her dad's eye. During the war they relocated to the West and eventually settled permanently in Vancouver, Washington.
Joyce was a great woman with a warm heart, beautiful smile and actively helped others whenever possible. She enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states and many places overseas. She shared this love with many of her family. A bit of a spitfire, she would "swat at you" if you didn't watch yourself, recalls her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her six children, Karen Flanery (Lex), Vicki Tomasino (Eric), Carla Munson (Bill), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Mike), John Frazier (Lisa) and Eric Olson (Pam). She was also blessed with 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Joyce was close to her family and will be missed greatly as a mother, grandmother and friend.
Her service is being held Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St., in downtown Vancouver. There will be a reception at the Church following the Memorial Service. If you would like to make a donation to the Vancouver Share House in Joyce's memory, please call 360-695-9677, or mail to 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661.
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Published in The Columbian on Sep. 20, 2015.