Eunice E. Olson, 97, of Williston, N.D., passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Bethel Home. Eunice Estelle (Hayward) Olson was born Nov. 22, 1920, to Murl H. and Marian (Hudson) Hayward. She was the 6th child in a family of 8 children. She attended the Haydraw School which was several miles away; so she and her siblings rode horseback to school.
Eunice married Oscar Olson December 4, 1938, in Sidney, Mont. She helped her husband on the farm and sold Avon products to neighbors and friends for many years. She had a special place in her heart for chickens, had a big garden and lots of flowers. One of her favorite times was to find Crocus blooming in the early spring. She was an avid reader and loved doing crossword puzzles.
Eunice is survived by her 3 children, Muriel (Marlin) Overstreet of Billings, Mont., Paulette Iverson of Billings, Mont., and Roland (Susan) Olson of Williston, N.D.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; and her sister, Maxine Hayward of Williston, N.D.
Eunice is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years; her parents; sisters, Ellen McRae, Blanche Rindahl, Alice McIntyre, Nellie Pierce; and her brothers, Roland Hayward, Raymond “Gene” Hayward; son-in-law, Keith Iverson; and a granddaughter, Jill Olson.
We want to give special thanks to the caretakers who faithfully loved and cared for mom at Bethel. Memorials may be given to Bethel Lutheran Home and Rehab, 1515 2nd Ave W, Williston, N.D. 58801.
Her Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston. Pastor Sheldon Sorenson will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Williston. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com