Carolyn Joan OlsenLittle Rock, AR, 1932 - 2020
Carolyn Joan Olsen, 87, of Little Rock passed away December 1, 2020. She was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., on December 21, 1932. She graduated from North Little Rock Ole Main High School and attended Little Rock Junior College where she met her future husband, John Edwin Olsen. John and Carolyn married December 30, 1955 and honeymooned in Hot Springs, Ark. She was business manager for the John Olsen Construction company and later worked in healthcare for Dr. Blackshear, Dr. Capps, and Practice Plus.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, John Edwin Olsen; parents, Rubye N. Young and William Lester Pate; and son, John Pate Olsen. She is survived by four children, Leslie Hampel (Mark), Lisa Spears (Myles), Mary Elizabeth Olsen, Eric Olsen, (Mary Gay); seven grandchildren, Megan Kennedy (John), Erin Schwinger (John), Amanda Strobel (Aaron), Hunter Spears (Elizabeth), Elysia Palmer (Blake), Justin Olsen (Kirsten), and Bethany Olsen along with four great grandchildren; and her beloved cat Miss Kitty.
She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed worshiping at First Christian Church and all the friendships she made there. She loved the holidays and spending time with family.
A funeral service will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. A burial will take place following the service at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery (2801 Asher Ave. Little Rock, Ark. 72204). Visiting hours are Thursday and Friday (Dec. 3 and 4) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A face covering is required to attend the services or visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Humane Society of Pulaski County or Little Rock First Christian Church. Sign the online condolence book at RuebelFuneralHome.com
Published December 3, 2020
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Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock