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Dear Classes of 1957 & 1965:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Sally Ann Olson ('57) on Sunday, May 1st.

Sally was a member of the Class of 1957 and the sister of Jim Olson ('65).




Sally A. Olson, 76, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, in her home.

Sally Ann Olson was born January 7, 1940, in Devils Lake, ND, to Chester and Ann (Meier) Olson. She grew up in Fargo, ND graduating from Shanley High School and Moorhead State Teacher’s College. She taught elementary school in Felton and Glyndon for 30 years.

Sally, known by many as the “candy lady”, was an avid horse enthusiast. She competed in Arab Costume events and belonged to the Possietes as a young woman. She was also involved in the FM Kennel Club raising and showing Shelties for many years. An accomplished artist she painted and competed in an annual Christmas contest (which she won many times) with nativity scenes painted on her parent’s picture window.

She is survived by her husband; Robert Olson, rural Moorhead, MN, daughters; Tammy (Tom) Stoffel, Moorhead, MN, Sandi Olson, Moorhead, MN, Tracy Olson, Halstad, MN, and Melanie Olson, Perley, MN, brother; Jim (Jean) Olson, Fargo, ND, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Steven Olson.

A visitation will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

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