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James C. Olson

The family of James C. Olson is saddened to announce his passing. Olson passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 21 after a two-year bout with cancer.He was born on Feb. 10, 1923 to Anna and Henry Olson in Cambridge, Minn., where his father was the county treasurer of Isanti County for many years. He was very active as a young man in Calvary Baptist Church in San Francisco.He met his future wife in that church in 1938, and they married there in 1944. They celebrated 62 years of marriage this year.He was preceded in death by a brother, Woody Olson, and two sisters, Eleanor Pattinson and Vicky Allison. He is survived by a sister, Jeanette Lyerla of Santa Paula, Calif. He is also survived by his wife, Pat, of Sun Valley, Nev., his daughter Marilyn Olson, who lives in China, his son Bruce and his wife Molly, of Lake Tahoe, his son Richard and his wife Dana of Scotts Valley, Calif., and six grandchildren Molly, Kristina, Marissa, Brian, Kristin and Blythe.In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Vista Care, 1625 E. Prater Way, building C, suite 108, Sparks, NV 89434. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Ross, Burke & Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno.