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Alva Bailey Olsen – January 23, 2019

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Alva Bailey Olsen

Alva Bailey Olsen passed away peacefully after a long battle of the illness dementia on January 23, 2019. She was born in Perryville, AK to William and Nellie Shangin on February 20, 1948. She moved to the Susanville area at the young age of 11 with her two loving and caring foster parents, Pastor Gene and Judith Schomming. She met and married William Bailey, they had two children together. After their divorce she met and married Ralph Olsen, they had one daughter together.

She took ironing to keep her busy while she maintained the house and took care of the three children. She ironed for many people until she was unable to continue.

She became an avid bowler while bowling in many bowling leagues, having a beer now and then to make it fun and memorable for everyone around her. She loved vacations to the ocean, to collect seashells and to remember the seagulls fly by her. The on vacation that she missed and would have loved to see was to Graceland, TN. To see her favorite Rock and Roll singer of all time, the famous Elvis Presley. She also enjoyed watching the local slow pitch softball games at the ball field.

She loved to always have gatherings with both her family and friends to laugh and make memorable times together. During the time together with them, you would always see a big smile on her face.

She was a loving wife, wonderful mother, a best friend and a great grandmother any one would ask for.

Alva is survived by her husband Ralph of 46 years, sister Clara, her three children, Eugene (Butch) Bailey, DeAnnis Bailey, Theresa Olsen and one granddaughter Andrea Monath.

After her funeral which will be held January 31st, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Church there will be a grave side service to follow at Diamond Crest Cemetery.


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21 Responses to Alva Bailey Olsen – January 23, 2019

  1. Julie Lee Rowland

    Julie Lee Rowland

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I’m so sorry that my ex sister in law passed away. U were an awesome person to get to know. I had lots of fun being part of the family. Love u

  2. Amelia Luna

    Amelia Luna

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Oh I’m so sorry to hea that Alva passed away she was so kind I will miss Alva’s smiling face an kindness!

  3. Deana Bovee

    Deana Bovee

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Prayers to Alvaโ€™s family. She will be missed. I can see her big smile each time I think of her.

  4. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 7:02 am

    So sorry for your loss. As others have said, We had the best times bowling with her lots of laughter.

  5. Janina Rodriguez

    Janina Rodriguez

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 6:52 am

    One of my sisters. She was one โ˜๏ธof the sweetest coolest people I have known. Always there for a hug and a talk. My sister Alison and I spent so many days just hanging out with her when we were little. I love her very much. She was and is one of our big sisters, forever. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ž. From my husband Salvador and I, our heartfelt condolences to Ralph, Butch, DeAnnis and Teresa.

  6. Leslie Woods

    Leslie Woods

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Sleep sweet Alva. Enjoyed the many hours we spent together! Condolences to Ralph, DeAnnis and Teresa.

  7. Sonya Hubbard

    Sonya Hubbard

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Sending prayers to family and friends.

  8. Christine Brown

    Christine Brown

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    How truly sad ๐Ÿ˜ข we bowled together many years ago. Such a fun loving person. She will be missed. RIP Alva. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  9. Davette Joan Miles

    Davette Joan Miles

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    My heartbreaks . Iโ€™m gonna miss seeing her , she the sweetest lady ever. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  10. Christi Choo

    Christi Choo

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Alva’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  11. Jill Spangle

    Jill Spangle

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Condolences to the family… see will be missโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  12. Pamela Stewart

    Pamela Stewart

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Omg so sorry. She was our first baby sitter loved her.

  13. Maggie Dixon

    Maggie Dixon

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Prayers to the Family! She was a loving lady! Had fun times hanging out at Softball fields. She will be missed๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค—โœ๏ธ

  14. Teresa Broers

    Teresa Broers

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you for posting about Alva’s life you must have all felt very blessed to have her in your lives. May her memories forever stay in your minds & hearts until you can one day be reunited again. God bless, Teresa <3

  15. Penny Shanahan

    Penny Shanahan

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Big hugs to Ralph, Butch, Deannis and Teresa. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you.

  16. Tasha Good

    Tasha Good

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    She will be deeply missed๐Ÿ˜” condolences to the family

  17. Alison Guzman

    Alison Guzman

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    I am so sorry. She was always sick a loving caring person.

  18. Sharon Schuster

    Sharon Schuster

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    So sorry. My favorite memory of Alva is our bowling days we had a blast

  19. Kathy Dyer

    Kathy Dyer

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Ralph, Deanniss & Teresa you have my deepest sympathy. Alva loved her family. She was always so niceโค

  20. Charlene Dixon

    Charlene Dixon

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 12:45 pm


  21. Kay Calac

    Kay Calac

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers to family.

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