Shirley Juanita Olson

Jun 29, 1946 – May 31, 2015

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Shirley Juanita Olson


Born Oct. 11, 1926 in Williston, ND, the sixth of seven siblings, and the last to pass on May 31, 2015 in Spokane, WA.

Married Morris I. Olson June 29, 1946 and subsequently gave birth to daughters Mollie Anita (1949) and Colleen Theo (1954).  Shirley taught for the Williston School District #8 for about five years.  After moving to Seattle in 1961, both Shirley and Morris began careers with The Boeing Company, from which they eventually retired. 

Throughout her life, Shirley loved her family, and doted on her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Nicholas Matthew Burnett (1998), husband Morris (2003), and daughter Colleen Burnett (2008).  She is survived by daughter Mollie Forssen (Carl), grandsons George and Mark Burnett, granddaughters Cierra and Lisa Burnett, great-grandson Hayden Burnett, and many nieces and nephews.

Services, burial, and reception to be held at 11am on July 18, 2015 at the Bonney-Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA.  Remembrances are suggested to your favorite charity.


Anna & Wayne Murray
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Jul 17, 2015

Our thoughts and love are with you as you celebrate your mother's life tomorrow. Molly, we know you loved her dearly. We send our love to you and Carl. Love, Anna & Wayne

Seattle, Wa
Jul 14, 2015

I will see you soon to celebrate your mom's life. I'm so glad to have gotten to know her and her beautiful smile. Love, Nicole and family.

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