Obituary: Marilyn Adele Olson
Marilyn Olson (Oct. 28, 1936 – Nov. 19, 2016) left us on Nov. 19, 2016 after a long struggle with Parkinson disease. She passed peacefully with all of her family near and will be missed dearly. Marilyn was born Oct 28, 1936 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Lois and William Irvin Price. She was raised in the Verde Valley on the family homestead bordered by Oak Creek. She attended Cottonwood High School graduating in 1954 and then attended college at Arizona State College in Flagstaff (NAU) on a music scholarship where she met her husband of over 60 years Glenn Olson. Marilyn and Glenn were married in Flagstaff in 1956 and both graduated from NAU (AZ State College) in 1958 with a degree in education. Marilyn and Glenn have worked together in family business ranging from car and gas dealerships to hotel, restaurant and gas station businesses in Seligman, Williams, Prescott and Anthem, Arizona. Marilyn also worked as a high school teacher at Williams High School and sold real estate. She was very active in raising her two sons and enjoyed horses, skiing, golf, tennis, lake trips and travel. She also loved music and was a very accomplished piano player. She was an active member of the “dancing grannies” in Flagstaff. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, sons Brian and Brad (Sally), two grandsons, Ian and Jake, and three great grandchildren, Delaney Adele, Grayson and Liam and her brother Ken Price (Brenda). A celebration of her life will be at Kicks on Route 66 in Williams, Arizona at 1 p.m. on Friday Dec. 2. Family and friends are all invited to attend.