Elwood Sherman Eric Olson, 74, of Baker City, died March 28, 2008, at his home.
There will be a memorial service celebrating his life at 2 p.m. April 11 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 2005 Valley Ave.
Elwood was born on July 31, 1933, at Baker City to Olaf and Francis Angelina Bennett Olson. He was raised and educated at Baker City.
He married Barbara Phillips at Baker City on April 24, 1959. Elwood worked for Oregon Lumber Co. in Baker City, for many years.
In 1970, he moved to Bend and went to work for Stan Wood Products until his retirement. He was very proud of his eight years of service with the National Guard.
In 2000 Elwood moved back to Baker City to live with his daughter, Carrie, and her husband, Scott.
Elwood enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed the quiet times of sitting by the window and watching the dogs play or the squirrels run. Elwood was always optimistic, even in his last days; he always had a smile and never complained. He was fun to be around, made friends with everyone he met and had a great sense of humor. Elwood was a history buff. He knew every date, every event, where and when, his family said.
Survivors include his daughter, Carrie, and her husband, Scott Maliwauki, his son, Eric Olson, and granddaughter, Cassandra Olson, all of Baker City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sherrie Olson, who died in 1978 at the age of 15; and two sisters, Nita Bellows and Barbara Hutchison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice or the Oregon Chapter of the Diabetes Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 4, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor