Joyce D. Olson, age 90, of Alpine St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at her residence. She was born May 12, 1931, in Ridgway, daughter of the late George F. and Lillian M. (Amacher) Dahler. She married David A. Olson on October 18, 1952, he preceded her in death on September 21, 1991. She resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, was President of the congregation for 15 years, Recording Secretary from 1952-1977, and served on consistory for many years. Joyce was an expert seamstress. She loved to garden, dried her own flowers and made her own arrangements. She enjoyed baking and made beautiful birthday cakes for everyone in the family. She was a 1949 graduate of Ridgway High School and a graduate of Cosmetology School in DuBois.
She is survived by a daughter Nancy O. (David) Thompson of Ridgway, 2 grandchildren Katie A. Thompson of Ridgway and William D. Thompson of Ridgway, a sister Jean D. (James) Andrus of Walhalla, SC, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother William J. Dahler.
Funeral and Committal Services for Joyce D. Olson will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Faith United Church of Christ. Officiating will be Paul Reed, Lay Minister. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Public Library or to Faith United Church of Christ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home. Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com
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