Betty (Ward) Olson, 83, died Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 in her home in Long Beach, Calif.
Funeral services were held Oct. 17, at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel in Long Beach, Calif. She was buried beside her husband Willard in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.
She was born Oct. 5, 1929, to Orville Orlando Ward and Gladys Ward Borstead.
Betty and her husband, Willard were residents of Brookings until they moved to California in 1962.
She is survived by her children, Betty Rae Lomelino of Illinois, Angela West of Arkansas, Thomas Olson of California and Donald Olson of California; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; her siblings, Wayne Ward, Barbara Decker, Anita Likes, David Borstead and Linda Cunningham.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Darwin and Robert; sisters, Beverley and Beatrice, and her husband, Willard Rueben Olson.