Olson (nee Cobb) Etta Patricia, age 84, of St. Paul, on Feb. 9, 2002. Preceded in death by husband, George; and daughter, Clare-Ann. Survived by children, Carol B. (Charles) Nichols, Holton, WI, Richard F. (Setsu) Olson, Hinesville, GA, George S. Olson, St. Paul, Patricia J. (Frank) Kramer, St. Paul, Peter M. (Kathleen) Olson, Mpls., Judith R. Murray, St. Paul, Susan M. (Thomas) Belcher, St. Paul, James P. (Barbara) Olson, St. Paul, Deborah M. Correa Mak, St. Paul, William J. (Debra) Olson, Burnsville, Daniel P. (Joan) Olson, Mpls., Theodore A. (Andrea) Olson, Scandia; 34 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Peter Cobb, Colorado Springs; sisters, Gertrude Sellers, Hibbing, Margaret O'Neil, Hibbing, Theresa Moline, Duluth; sisters-in-law, Ruth Cobb, Duluth, June Johnson, Two Harbors; brother-in-law, Richard Olson, Duluth. Mass of Christian Burial 2 PM Wednesday at THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL, Summit at Selby. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM Tuesday at WILLWERSCHEID & PETERS MORTUARY, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, and at church 1 hour before the Mass. Etta led a very active life as a Montessori Aide and Tot Lot Teacher at the Cathedral Grade School; member of the Cathedral Choir, involved in community service through Summit-University Neighborhood Assoc., member of the scholarship committee for inner-city youth at St. Thomas University, played basketball for Cherry High School in Cherry, MN, and was a life-long supporter of the University of MN Golden Gopher basketball and football programs. Etta was a devoted Catholic. She touched so many souls as mother, friend, and mentor. Her family reflected America; it was a melting pot of race, color, or creed. Memorials preferred to the Olson Family Trust.

Published on February 12, 2002

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