Susan K. Olson July 9, 1958 – Nov. 18, 2018
Sue went to join the Lord peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 18. She was born in Williston, ND, joining her family in Medicine Lake, where her father farmed, owned the bowling alley, and was the local barber. Sue graduated from Medicine Lake High School in 1976 and attended Montana State University, earning her Medical Laboratory Technology license and worked for Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She met her husband Loren ‘Oly’ Olson while in Bozeman and they were married in a blizzard at Medicine Lake on Dec. 30, 1978.
They had two children, Hayden (West Lynn, OR) and Katie (Merritt Island, FL). The family moved to Florida in 1986, where Sue worked at Wuesthoff Hospital. Sue was an accomplished MLT, licensed in 7 areas of medical laboratory technology. She had the honor of working with Dr. G, of television fame, while working forensic cases in FL. Sue was very active in her kid’s activities, and hosted their friends often in her home. She enjoyed the beach, golfing, and lobstering (or just tanning) in the Florida Keys. She really enjoyed weekend cruises with the girls out of Port Canaveral, family ski trips to the Rocky Mountains, and trips to see friends and family in Colorado, NE Montana, and Bozeman.
In 2008, she moved back to Billings with her husband and worked at St V’s various medical clinics and labs in Billings, per diem. She traveled often to Florida and Oregon, to spend time with her kids and granddaughters.
Sue is survived by her loving husband, Loren of Billings; son Hayden (Lauren) and daughters Gabrielle (9), Victoria (7), and Isabelle (2); daughter Katie (Pete Ugarte) and daughters Elin (7) and Haven (5); sister Shirley’s daughter’s Amber (Tracy) Hendrickson of Plentywood and Annie Michaels of Dickinson, ND; and brother Don Larson (Sandy) and family of Colorado Springs, CO.
Sue will be greeted in heaven by her mother Katherine (Poeckes), father Leroy Larson, sister Shirley Michaels, and nephew Joseph Larson.
Sue loved the Lord and was born again. In lieu of flowers, please support a child or give a donation to Compassion International, or a Christian charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2 at Camelot Ranch (8736 Camelot Lane, Billings, MT), with a lunch and open house to follow.