Doris Olson

Obituary of Doris R. Olson

Doris R. Olson, a resident of Salt Point, entered into rest Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 95. Daughter of the late Leon and Bessie Mowris Ryan, she was born March 18, 1925 in Poughkeepsie. She enjoyed a typical rural life growing up on a farm in the 1930’s. She was a 1944 graduate of Millbrook High School and a 1946 graduate of Krissler Business Institute. She married Melius Olson, Jr. on June 29, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1987. Doris was a member of Valley Community Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed cooking and baking and her legendary Christmas cookie trays are still talked about. She also crocheted and won ribbons at the Dutchess County Fair. Survivors include her daughters, Lee Childs of Marlboro and Audrey Mina and her husband, Carlos of Salt Point; her nine grandchildren, Jeanette, John, Peter, Erik, Brenda, Richard, Caitlyn, Michael, and Mikayla; as well as ten great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sons, David Olson, Mark Olson, and Melius Olson, III. Due to current Covid-19 circumstances, the family will celebrate Doris’ life when it is safe to gather. When services are planned, they will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090. To send a personal condolence or for directions, please visit our website at
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