|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2011|
Alice Margaret Olsen of Port Angeles died peacefully surrounded by her beloved family and friends on Monday, December 19, 2011, at her home. She was 92.
Alice was born to Caroline and Harold Thompson on October 5, 1919, in Seattle. She grew up in Seattle, graduating from Franklin High School.
She spent her childhood with her brother, Hal, and sister, Helen, often spending holidays and summers at their cabin in Lemola, Washington.
It was Lemola that Alice met her future husband, Erling "Bub" Olsen, who offered her a ride in his new Model-T Ford.
Alice married Bub on March 9, 1940, in Seattle. They had three children, Sharon (who passed away in 1959 of leukemia), Sandy and Tom.
Alice and Bub moved to Port Angeles in 1952. Her pride in the Port Angeles community was reflected in her many civic activities.
Among other groups with which she was affiliated, she was past President of the Children's Orthopedic Guild, helping to raise thousands of dollars to search for a cure for leukemia.
Bub and Alice's boat, King Baccardi, was the support ship for Burt Thomas' historic 1955 swim from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to Victoria, British Columbia. The swim was finally accomplished after several aborted attempts during the week leading up to it. Alice was the chief cook for the many trainers, cameramen, sponsors and KONP staff who covered the event during that week.
Alice also organized the first "Christmas Ship" to tour Port Angeles Harbor. She and Bub carried a different church choir every night on their ship, DeerLeap. She made Norwegian cookies, pastries and snacks for over 400 participants in one week!
After retirement, Bub and Alice traveled for years throughout the world; both were well-known as incredible entertainers and generous hosts. Throughout their lives, they enjoyed entertaining friends and family in their home, including relatives from as far away as Norway.
Alice always proudly stated that her greatest accomplishment in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bub; daughter, Sharon, and her sister, Helen Eikum.
She is survived by daughter Sandy ; son Thomas (Wendy) of Issaquah; and grandchildren, Sharon (Jason), Cindy (Jesse), Matthew (Sarah) and Andie . Survivors also include her brother, Harold T, and great-grandchildren, Jake, Drew, and Max.
Per Alice's wishes, a small private memorial was held at her home December 23, 2011.
Created by: CC
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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You passed on my birthday...Alice you were such a sweet lady|
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