Elsie Lee Olson, 84, a long-time resident of Denton and Lewistown, passed away on July 19, 2016 in Monroe, WA of natural causes. Elsie was born to John Leonard and Myrtle Nora Vespie on October 1, 1931 in Lancing, TN.

She received her schooling in Tennessee and was united in marriage to Donald D. Olson there. They had three sons, Donald John, Ronald Dale, and Douglas Edward. The family moved to Zurich, Montana from Dayton, OH and settled in Denton in 1967.

Donald preceded her in death in 1968 and she continued to live in Denton until 1971. She went to Miles City and returned to school completing her RN. She worked for many years at Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown prior to retiring in Lewistown. She moved to Washington in 2007 after an illness and resided there until her death.

Elsie is survived by her sons Don (Linda) of Sidney, MT and Douglas (Diana) of Monroe, WA, three granddaughters, and six great grandchildren as well as many nieces.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one son Dale, her parents and six siblings, Lillian, Cecil, Leonard, Conrad, Marilyn, and Wendell.

Graveside Memorial Services for Elsie L. Olson will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery in Denton to be followed by a community fellowship at the Denton Town Hall. Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Denton Ambulance Fund or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.

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I read in the Sunday Billings Gazette of the passing of your mother.

She and I were in the same nursing program at Miles Community College and graduated in June 1973.

She was so much fun to be with and to work with.

There were 4 of us that chummed together both in school & after class.  We chummed together mainly because we were a bit more mature & had similar interests than the younger student nurses.

Unfortunately we lost track of one another after she moved back to Denton and I moved to Colorado.

My thoughts and prayers are with her & with her family this day.

~ Edna ( Kresic ) Jensen

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Don, I just read of your mother’s passing and want to send my sincerest condolences to all of you.

I don’t recall having met your mom but, knowing you “boys”, she must have been a wonderful mother! My thoughts are with all of you.

~ Jan Linse-Frost