Ashley Kristina Olsson of Sun City West
September 21st, 1942 - June 27th, 2020
On Saturday, June 27th, Ashley gave up her battle with ALS and went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ashley was born on Sept 21st, 1942 in Macon, GA to Col and Mrs. Clyde O’Hern. As the daughter of a military officer, while growing up, Ashley experienced the adventure and excitement of living in many different states, including Ga, Fl, Cal, Co, Hawaii, and even Japan after WWII.
Ashley met Frank, her husband of 54 years, while attending a small midwestern college. They graduated and married in 1966. After which they moved to Oklahoma City where Ashley’s parents resided and to look for employment opportunities. They both found jobs, but this was during the Vietnam war and in six months’ time, Frank enlisted in the Army and attended Officer’s Candidate School and as a result they were apart much of his three-year military commitment.
In the early years of marriage, Ashley was employed in administrative and secretarial positions, however, most of her adult life was spent as a housewife, and loving mother to her daughter Aleta Olsson, and son, Arik Olsson. During their marriage, Ashley and Frank lived in Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Washington state, and then on to California for 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon Frank’s retirement in 2012, they returned to Arizona settling in the retirement enclave of Sun City West and enjoyed belonging to Briarwood Country Club.
Ashley loved playing tennis for many years and played some occasional golf. She also had an artistic bent and had done oil painting, drawings, and illustrating pictures for some children’s stories she had written.
Ashley was preceded in death by her mother, Christina O’Hern, father, Colonel Clyde O’Hern, and sister, Mary Dianne O’Hern. She is survived by her husband, Frank Olsson, daughter and son, Aleta Olsson of Peoria, Az, and Arik Olsson of Merced, Calif and her sister, Jacquelynn O’Hern of Phoenix.
Arrangement are being handled by Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel of Sun City West. Due to circumstances of coronavirus, services will be for the immediate family only. You are invited to sign the online obituary at Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel. Memorials are invited to the ALS Association of Arizona, and Hospice of the Valley.
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The ALS Association Arizona Chapter
360 E. Coronado Road #140, Phoenix AZ 85004