Betty Olson

Huron

Betty L. Olson, 87, of Huron, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at Prairie View Healthcare Community.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at First Baptist Church in Huron with the burial that followed at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation and a Time of Sharing were held on Friday, Nov. 23 at Welter Funeral Home in Huron.

Betty Lou Marone was born on Sept. 25, 1931 to Richard and Clara (VanMoorlehem) Marone in Beadle County. She attended Miner Rural Elementary, south of Cavour through the eighth grade. Then she attended Huron High School, graduating in 1951.

Betty married Donald N. Olson on June 12, 1951 in Huron. Betty was a farmwife, raising her children on the family farm. Betty loved living on the farm and remained on the farm as long as her health allowed. She did enjoy being a substitute school bus driver from 1978-1987.

She was a member of Farm Bureau, 4-H, Grange, Beadle County Extension Club, Fairfield Ladies Aid and First Baptist Church. Don and Betty hosted several foreign exchange students and, in their retirement, they were able to visit some of them in Europe.

Betty is survived by her children, Cherry (Willis) Hunter of Sioux Falls, Dawn (John) Coughlin of Huron, Kirk Olson of Huron, and Carol (Don) Vancura of Barnesville, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald (Lorraine) Marone; two sisters, Jackie (Raymond) Kuhl and Marilyn Tounsley; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2006; a daughter, Connie May on May 15, 1954; two brothers, Russell and George Marone; and a brother-in-law, Jack Tounsley. 

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