Jean E. Olsen
Jean E. Olsen, 90, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at her residence on the Swift River Road, Mexico, Maine, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Rumford, Maine, on Jan. 8, 1922, the daughter of John and Julia (Murdoch) Rennie, and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford.
Jean had taught at HOPE School in Mexico for many years. She had been a very active member of the Rumford United Methodist Church where she had served on many committees and had been in the church choir and the “Church Belles.” She was a Life Member of Mt. Zircon Chapter 142, O. E. S.
Jean was married in Rumford on June 7, 1948, to Michael R. “Mickey” Olsen who died in Mexico, Maine, on Nov. 5, 2002.
Survivors include her son Michael Olsen and wife Mary of Newport News, Va; Daughter-in-law Susan Olsen of Mexico; grandchildren: Erica Hodge and husband Peter of San Diego, Calif., Laurie Santillo and husband Ralph of Mexico, Sheri Bloor and husband Carl of Mexico, Kathy Olsen and companion Kim Freeborough of Hampton, Va., and Kristen Gulla and husband David of Newport News, Va.; great-grandchildren: Amber, Cameron, Celina, Dylan, Alex, Abby and Skyler; nephews: Arthur Meader and wife Sheila of Rumford, Robert Meader and companion Santo Sengupta of Pawtucket, R.I., and James Brown and wife Judi of Marriotsville, Md.; and a special friend, Jerry Chambers of Mexico.
And was predeceased by her parents, her husband, son John R. Olsen, and sister Julia Meader.
Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their condolences, thoughts and memories online at www.meaderandson.com
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Virgin Memorial Chapel of the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street, Rumford, Maine with Pastor Carol Stevens officiating. Friends are invited to call after 10 AM Thursday at the church prior to the funeral. Interment in the spring will be at the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico, Maine. Those who desire, please contribute to the Rumford United Methodist Church, c/o James Robertson, 724 Forest Avenue, Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory.