Carolyn Olson

Carolyn Olson, 70, of Snook in Burleson County, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday July 1, 2011.

A graveside service is set for 10 A.M. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Bryan City Cemetery with Bro. Rod Hobson officiating.

Carolyn was a dance instructor for the Jane Lee School of Dancing for many years after performing in a professional ballet group for a short period of time in the mid 1960’s. Later in life, she became an accomplished cross-stitcher and produced many beautiful pieces of cross-stitched artwork. She held a very strong belief and faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lurethra and her father James A. McDonald. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy K. Olson of Snook, Texas; sons and daughter-in-laws, Ashley and Faith Alexander of Clinton, Tennessee; Jason and Donna Alexander of Snook, Texas; Chris and Maria Olson of Cypress, Texas; daughters and son-in-laws Robin and Robert Von Heeder of Cypress, Texas; Megan (Olson) and Bobby Collins of Houston, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Gerlenda McDonald of Bryan; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl “Shay” and Leonard Worsham of Tomball, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Memorials in Carolyn’s name may be made to a charity of the person’s choice in lieu of flowers.


  1. Jimmy, We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that Caroline was loved and will be in our thoughts and prayers along with you and your family.

  2. May the peace and comfort that comes from knowing the Lord surround you
    today and the days ahead. Our God is faithful in his promises.

    You are loved !!
    Billie & Arden Sterner (Len & Shea’s – brother and sister-in-law)

  3. I am so sad to hear that my dear friend has passed. My prayers are with Jim and all the family.I will miss Carloyn very much. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Love you

  4. Chris and Megan, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a fun loving great person. I always had the best time when we were around her. She will be missed. Renae

  5. Dr. Olson,

    Please accept Kathi’s and my deepest sympathy over the loss of Miss Carolyn. Kathi and I both think of you and her as our surrogate parents. We will miss the jokes, gripes about the Rangers and Astros, and the wisdom she shared with us for over 15 years. She is missed but we both share in the hope that she is in a better place without pain.

    God Bless you and know we love you very much,

    Kathi and Bill

    Gig’em ’97

  6. Dr. Olson, I’m sorry for your loss, but celebrate that Carolyn is in a wonderfully perfect place now. You and your family will remain in my prayers and you learn to walk this life without her by your side. Lots of love, Rebecca

  7. Dr. Olson, No words can express the sadden heart we feel over your lost. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hee and Mirka

  8. I will dearly miss Miss Carolyn. My fondest memories were our late night baseball games on ESPN and theological discussions during all the nights I was doing my research at the house. She always made me feel at home, and both yall took me in as one of your own. She always told me what I needed to hear, no matter if I wanted to hear it or not and taught me alot about myself. Our discussions about God and His son, our Savior Jesus was always something I will cherish and pass on to my children. I hear her voice and laughter even now. The last time I was there, she taught me to make pea salad her way and I still have that recipe. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. O and the family. Love yall…Ryan Kirkpatrick

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carolyn is a special lady and will be truly missed. Amy and Leon Robert

  10. Jim, Ann and I wish to offer our heartfelt condolences during this most difficult of times. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

  11. I am truly sorry for the loss of your wife. I am sure that she left behind many memories that I hope will help carry you through these difficult times and into the future. God bless your family and you. Juan

  12. Jim and family I was sad to hear of Carolyn’s death I wish you well and comfort during these days. Bob Harris

  13. Jim, Ashley, Jason, Chris, and Megan,
    My heartaches with you, My love is with you, May the precious memories you have of mom, bring you peace and comfort Love Always Robin

  14. Rob —- We are praying that the Lord will grant you and your family strength and courage during this time.

    ORNL S&M Project
    Oak Ridge, TN

  15. Dr. Olson, I was saddened to hear the news about Carolyn. I got word from Bryan Heintschel currently deployed in Afghanistan. Although I had not had the chance to meet her personally, the conversations I had with her on the phone over the past few years lets me know that we have lost a wonderfully caring person. All the military entos I know coming from ATM over the past 10 years speak highly of Carolyn, and I hear more loving sea stories about her than I do you. You have Charlotte and my deepest sympathies and prayers. She will be sorely missed. VR, Steven and Charlotte Rankin

  16. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The smiles Ms. Carolyn left me from the backyard of Jill’s old house are a memory I truly cherish.

  17. We never knew Miss Carolyn very well but the times we did share were full of smiles and she always treated us as if we were old friends. She will be greatly missed and our heart and prayers go out to the ones she has left behind. May God give you strength through this loss. I only hope that Christina and I can have the love and happiness that Miss Carolyn and Dr. Olson shared with one another.

    Micah Flores
    Former Student of Dr. Olson’s

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort

  19. Rob and family

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother………We can find hope in knowing that she has gone on to be with the Lord and someday we all can see her.

    May God bless you all,

    Steve Humphrey and family

  20. Rob is a co-worker and friend. We talked about our parents often. I knew that his mother was ill, and god blessed him with the ability to spend some quality time with her before he took her. I know that this is hard for the whole family and words are just words that can’t heal the pain that your family is suffering without their mother, sister, grandmother, etc…. My hope is that these words of condolence help is some small way. God will never put more on you than you can bear. Vanessa A. Daugherty SECRA

  21. Dr. Olson, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and Carolyn made me feel like part of your family and I treasure the times you let this Longhorn into Aggie land. I am so sad I cannot be in Texas for the service. Just know I am praying for you and your family. Kathy

  22. Jimmy,
    You and your family are in our thoughts. Peace to you all.
    Roxanne and Peter

  23. My heartfelt condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories be your comfort.

  24. My condolences to you and your family I know its hard to lose that special some one, but the Lord has taken his flower home to beautify his garden. God bless, we are just a call away.

  25. Doc,

    Very sad to hear of Carolyn’s passing, my heart and prayers are with you and the family.

    With love,
    Connie Johnson

  26. Jim-
    Although we never had the pleasure of knowing Miss Carolyn, her son Rob has been a big part of our lives for some time. If Rob took any of his mother’s traits, then I know she was a wonderful person. Jim, Rob, Faith and other family members, please accept our condolences. We are so sad for your loss, and our prayers are with you.

    S&M RadCon Group
    Oak Ridge, TN

  27. Beautiful lady that I had the pleasure to meet and fortunate to have as part of our extended family. She always made my kids and me feel welcome to talk to her and have very nice conversations. She will be missed. The Moreno Family

  28. Doc Olson,

    Shawn and I are deeply saddened to hear of Miss Carolyn’s passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, “squamae”

  29. Dear Jimmy,

    We were so sorry to learn this morning of Carolyn’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. I will be out of town on Thursday (collecting bugs in Florida), so I will not be able to attend the services. But we will be there with you in spirit. Stop by the office some time when you are on campus, we need to catch up.

    Our very best wishes to you my friend,

    Jim and Carla Woolley

  30. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences for your tremendous loss. May the Supreme Architect of the universe be with your family in this sad time. Jesse and Shirley


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