Died-At Union, Ore., Tuesday, February 22, 1927, Olga, wife of John Vass, age 54 years, 11 month and 18 days.
Mrs. Olga Vass, wife of John Vass, was born in Norway, Jan. 3, 1873. She came to the United States when a child with her parents, and lived in Nebraska until they moved to Oregon, where she was married to Chas. Anderson, from which union there was one son, C. M. Anderson, now living in Cambridge, Idaho. Later she married at The Dalles, Oregon, John Vass, some 18 years ago. She has lived at Union for the past three years, where, after suffering severely for many months she passed away as above noted.
She leaves behind-her husband, present with her in this city; her father, Chris Olsen, an her mother of Baker, Ore.; three sisters-Mrs. Alma Hickers, Mrs. Sophia Phillips, Mrs. Stenie Koltson, all of Baker, Ore., a brother, Al Olsen, living in Baker, Oregon. Three brothers and one sister preceded her to the other side some years ago. There is also one grandson, Richard Anderson.
She was a member of the local Women’s Relief Corps and a member of the Lutheran church
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, Rev. Lee conducting the service. Special music by the choir. Mrs. Vass was a member of Preston Women’s Relief Corps No. 22 and ritualistic ceremonies were held at the church. Interment in the Union cemetery.
1927 newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader
Per Bev. Augusta’s parents were Christian and Engburg Olson. They lived in Baker along with sisters Alma, Sophia, Christie Colson, (listed in above obituary as Stenie Koltson). There was also a sister named Amma and brothers Alfred and Charley, who are listed. They were all born after 1873. Christine, Amma and Alma were born in Kansas.