A. Dian Olsen In Loving Memory April 19, 1934 - May 10, 2006 Dian was born April 19, 1934 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. She attended South Division High School in Milwaukee, WI. She married Charles Olsen in 1954 and had four daughters while living in Milwaukee. They moved to Redondo Beach, California in the summer of 1965 and soon after had their fifth daughter. Dian worked for many years in the aerospace industry until retirement. She passed away on Wednesday May 10, 2006 at the age of 72. She will be greatly missed by her five daughters, Lane Olsen-Cooper (Michael), Tracy Nelson (Brad), Paula Olsen-Gallion (Roger), Leslie Darling (Fred) and Dana Bermudez (Marcelo) and eight beautiful grandchildren, Jesse, Jason, Courtney, Brett, Blake, April, Daniel & Bianca. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the City of Hope, Duarte, CA or online at www.cityofhope.org/donate. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday May 17, 2006, at 2:00 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. (310)792-7599

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  1. Robert and I want to acknowledge, with respect and appreciation, the long, significant and contributing life of your Mother. The marks of character and of a life well lived have been known to us for many years. Although our Mother’s died many years ago, they live on in countless memories of their surviving family, children and friends. Hardly a day goes by that some statement they made or thoughts they shared comes back to us. We know that each and every one of you will have a rich storehouse of “gems” to remind you constantly of your Mother. This is a part of eternal life. People don’t really die – it’s just a different life for them and for those who loved them. Robert and I salute the life of your, Mother, Dian Olsen. We send our sincere condolences to each and every one in your family. Love, Robert and Shirley

  2. A loving good-bye to a wonderful Auntie. She had a warm smile and a kind heart! My childhood memories include my Auntie Dian and cousins, and what precious memories they are. She was a special lady and I am proud to have known her!!

  3. A great lady and wonderful Mom and Grandma. She will be in my heart forever. Love you Mom, Leslie

  4. Auntie Di was very aware that she had the most special women in the world as daughters, and would be the first one to tell anyone who would listen. They were closer to their mom then most women are. They shared a great friendship and bond. They made a celebration of anything they could think of. Aunti Di, did not need much reason to celebrate. I would like to share two brief memories. They are probably some of my earliest childhood memories and some of the fondest. I remember being about 4 and just having the best time playing with the girls and running up and down the stairs case. We used to run thru the house. Aunti Di would just laugh. She did not care if we made noise or a mess. She used to watch me while my mom worked. She was always so kind to me. I have a my first school picture with a really bad haircut and a red plaid dress on. Aunti Di bought me the dress. The haircut was because I gave myself a home makeover. Over the years I have been so blessed to have her for a Aunt. I have been blessed to enjoy her children as not only cousins but as some of the most precious friends I have. That is probably the best legacy anyone can have.

  5. To our very dear friend, Dian. You are going to be sorely missed by so many people. We’ve been good friends since 1970 and have so many fond memories of the great times we shared. We will NEVER forget your generosity, honesty and wonderful sense of humor. You raised 5 loving daughters who you were so proud of and you worked full time a lot of those years. Even if you were stressed out, you never showed it! I want to thank you once again for taking me to see Elvis in concert in Long Beach (1976) — something I’ll ALWAYS remember. We’re so glad you were part of our lives and we were part of yours for 26 years. It’s so difficult saying goodbye to you, Lady “Di”, but we’ll meet up again one of these days. We love you very much…..

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom (my aunt). I’m sure she is in a better place and will be looking down on all of us. She was the last one to go. so I’m sure are aunts, uncles, and grand parents were waiting for her. my heart goes out to you all. I will say a pray for her at 5:00 pm my time. 2:00 pm your time. God will watch out for her and all of us. Love Kurt & Sandy Schaefer

  7. To the entire Olsen family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Paula, you are a dear friend. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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