December 13, 1938 - January 7, 2021
Patricia Louise Olson, 82, of the Henderson, Texas area, died in her home on Thursday, January 7, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born December 13, 1938 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Marvin and Arbelle Reynolds. She married Neil Olson on August 12, 1960 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Last August, they were very proud to celebrate 60 years of their love and partnership. They moved to Texas where they raised a daughter, Annette and son, Colin. Pat, an avid reader and life-long learner, served as a librarian in Van Alstyne, Texas and later devoted her passion to the Rusk County Library System, in Henderson, Texas. She loved farming, ranching, but especially gardening on the family farm. She cherished teaching her children and grandchildren wildlife through nature walks. Pat also treasured her shared work with her many friends in the Rusk County Master Gardeners. Related to that, she was part of the formation of the Rusk County Farmer’s Market along with several community members. Since then, Pat manned her booth nearly every Saturday. An avid painter, she had many artistic interests, including needlework, photography, drawing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reynolds; brother, Grady Wayne Reynolds; and sisters, Linda Hendricks and June “Diane” Mooring. Pat is survived by her husband, Neil, children, Annette and Colin and grandsons Ryan and Andrew Olson. She is also survived by her sisters and brother-in-law Faye Bowers and Brenda and Tony Pierce, sister-in-law and husband Maxine and Corky Houston, many nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Mrs. Olson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Neeley Cemetery with Rev. David Reeder officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. A register book will be available on Friday, January 8, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 9, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. for family and friends that wish to come by to sign the register book and pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas at 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
Patricia Louise Olson, 82, of the Henderson, Texas area, died in her home on Thursday, January 7, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born December 13, 1938 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Marvin and Arbelle Reynolds. She married Neil Olson... View Obituary & Service Information
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