July 29, 1938 - April 15, 2021
On April 15, 2021, at the age of 82, Marjorie Ann Olsen (nee Lowe) passed away with her loving husband by her side at the Olds Hospital. Born July 29, 1938 in Drumheller. She was the third daughter of John (Jack) Lowe and Ethel Johnson.
The family moved around, but Mom was raised in the Michichi, Rowley and Rumsey area. When they lived southwest of Rumsey, Mom and her two sisters went to the Two Valley School. There were no school buses back then so she rode her horse to school every day. This is where her love of riding came from and she competed in the
local rodeos in the Rumsey area in the barrel racing, pole bending and stake racing gymkhana events. In 1956, she married David Newton and soon after Keith, Cindy and Deb were born. In 1971, her and Dave divorced and she married Orville Olsen in 1972 and they welcomed their daughter Stacey whom was born the following year.
Marjorie and Orville would have been married for 49 years this coming May. They lived in Olds until 1997, then moved to Delburne for about 10 years, then made the move to Burstall, SK. They moved to Medicine Hat when their health started failing and they had one final move back to Olds three years ago. In her younger years, she enjoyed curling and was a member of the Rumsey Rodeo Club. Later in life, she loved watching sports on TV, especially curling and hockey. Besides enjoying her grandchildren and their sports, she loved gardening, baking and crafting.
Christmas was a sight to behold in her house and after Dad retired, they started working on the yard. She was so happy when she won Best Decorated Yard in Burstall. Mom spent hours birdwatching and knew every bird that was in her yard. She loved camping and the trips to Kananaskis Country. If she couldn’t get somewhere without taking her trailer, she didn’t want to go. She hated flying and the only way she would get on a plane was if they gave her a drink when she did! Marjorie will be loving remembered by her husband Orville Olsen; children Keith (Heather) Newton, Cindy (Jim) Krywcun, Debbie Newton and Stacey (Tim) Goett; grandchildren Randi, Michael, Derek, Dallas, Phaedra and Andreas; great-grandchild Andrew; sister Joyce Primrose and many nieces and nephews.
We’d like to thank her doctors - Dr. Duong and Dr. K. Dykin. Due to current health restrictions, the family will be having a private gathering. If you would like to remember Marjorie with a donation, you can donate to https://www.curling.ca/foundation/ways-to-give/ or Rumsey Junior Curling Program, c/o Rumsey Ag Society.
Heartland Funeral Services in care of arrangements.