Judith Lee Olson, 83, of Colchester, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019, at Harrington Court, Colchester, Connecticut surrounded by family and friends. She was born April 8, 1936, in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Hey. She was the oldest of 3 siblings, Henry of Sanford, NC; preceded in death by Elizabeth. On January 17, 1960, she married Roger Olson of Braintree, Massachusetts, who survives. Roger and Judy enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage together. Judy, a loving wife and beloved mother to three children, attended two years of nursing school at Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to raising her family, Judy worked in elder home care and taught preschool for ten years in central Connecticut. She dedicated her retirement to full-time evangelistic missionary work with her husband, travelling the eastern seaboard to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Judy was deeply loved by her children, adored by her grandchildren, and highly respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Kathy Olson of Buxton, Maine; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lisa Olson of Chesterton, Indiana; daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Wade Shepard of East Hartford, Connecticut; grandchildren, Zachary Olson and wife Paige of Norway, Maine, Sarah Olson of Urbana, Ohio, Bradley Shepard of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, John and Deborah Olson of Chesterton, Indiana, Ethan Olson of Buxton, Maine, and Jackson Shepard of East Hartford, Connecticut. Judy was preceded in death by her grandson Samuel Shepard of East Hartford, Connecticut. The family would like to thank Harrington Court for their enduring support through Judy’s battle with dementia. We deeply appreciate the genuine loving care from individual members of the staff. Pastor Douglas Meader will preside over a Memorial Service for all friends and family at Lakes Pond Baptist Church at 1144 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 06385. A receiving line will begin at 10 AM and a Memorial service will follow at 10:30, on Monday July 8, 2019. Immediately following the Memorial, a graveside service will be held at the CT State Veterans Cemetery at 317 Bow Ln, Middletown, CT 06457 at 1 PM for all who would like to attend. Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester, Connecticut is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fishers of Men International (FOMI) at 9587 East 131st Street, Fishers, Indiana, 46038 in memory of Judy Olson. Checks made out to FOMI on memo line put c/o Judy Olson.
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