Dorothy Annette Olson, 77, from Minot, passed away at her winter home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., on March 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was diagnosed with cancer five days before her passing; prior to her diagnosis she was enjoying her California lifestyle with her daughters and family members.
Dorothy was born to Henry and Myrtle Berdine on Dec. 8, 1935, in Minot, where she was raised and graduated from Minot High School.
Dorothy married Theodore "Ted" Olson on Sept. 8, 1953, in Minot, and they were blessed to have a lake home at Van Hook and spent their final years together in Minot.
Dorothy's love for her family was untouchable as was her love for animals, plants, flowers, baking and bingo.
Surviving family members include: her children, Mark Olson (Theresa), Fargo, Nancy (Brad) Shaw, Capistrano Beach, Calif., Lorrie (Patrick) Olson, Capistrano Beach; grandchildren, Michael and Mason Shaw, Capistrano Beach; JB Olson and Chad Olson, both Fargo, Rachael Thompson, Brookings, S.D., and Sugar, her Chihuahua dog, Capistrano Beach. Great-grandchildren include: Devine and Paige Olson, Isabella and Jay Ray Thompson, and Chloe and Bradley Dalman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Marlys; and grandson, Ray Olson.
Dorothy's final wishes were cremation and a graveside service with the date to be determined and announced later.
Please send condolences to her family at: 406-31st Ave. SE, Lot 206, Minot, ND 58701.