Beda (Anderson) Olson

Date of Birth: June 16, 1859
Date of Death: December 07, 1931

Obituary

Mrs. Carl Olson, nee Beda Anderson, was born in Ostervallskog, Sweden, June 16, 1859, and passed away Dec. 7, 1931. She came to the United States in 1881 and settled in Dassel, Minn. Here a year later she was joined in marriage to Carl Olson. To this union nine children were born. The husband passed away in 1928, and shortly after his decease Mrs. Olson came to Glendale, Calif. Mrs. Olson embraced the truth soon after her marriage, and was baptized by Elder Lewis Johnson. She and her husband became charter members of the Kingston, Minn. church. In 1888 they joined the Artichoke church, where Mrs. Olson remained a member until her death. Sister Olson's religious experience was one to be envied. She led a consistent Christian life, and not only did she know her Lord, but she guided her family to know the One whom she adored. It must have been a true joy to her that her children chose to walk in the ways of the Lord. She leaves to mourn, Elder A. V. Olson, President of the Southern European Division; Prof. H. O. Olson, Superintendent of the Swedish Dept. of the Bureau of Home Missions; Alma Olson, of Glendale, Calif., who faithfully remained with her mother, ministering to her needs and comfort; Prof. A. J. Olson of Minnesota; Prof. O. S. Olson, of Vallejo, Calif., where he is connected with a high school; Miss Esther M. Olson, who is connected with the Glendale Sanitarium; and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Elders A. G. Daniells, J. E. Fulton, R. F. Cottrell, and the undersigned. Our hearts were made glad in the hour of sadness, that all, who knew her felt so sure that He whom she knew so well and served so truly will call her to everlasting life in the resurrection morn.

P. E. Brodersen - Pacific Union Recorder, January 14, 1932

Mrs. Carl Olson, nee Beda Anderson, was born in OstervalIskog, Sweden, June 16, 1859; and passed away in death Dec. 7, 1931. She emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1881 and settled in Dassel, Minn. Here a year later she was joined in marriage to Carl Olson, who had left Sweden for America one year prior to her leaving. To this union nine children were born. Two of these, Albert and Axel Harry, preceded her in death. The husband passed away in 1928. Shortly after his decease Mrs. Olson came to Glendale, Calif. Mrs. Olson embraced the truth soon after her marriage, and was baptized by Elder Lewis Johnson. She and her husband both became charter members of the Kingston, Minn., church. In 1888 they moved to Big Stone County, Minn., and joined the Artichoke church, where Mrs. Olson remained a member until her death. Her religious experience was one to be envied. She led a consistent Christian life, and not only did she personally know her Lord well, but she guided her family to know the One whom she adored. It must have been a true joy to her that her children chose to walk in the ways of the Lord. She leaves to mourn Elder A. V. Olson, President of the Southern European Division, who resides in Berne, Switzerland; Prof. H. O. Olson, who for many years was President of Broadview College, Chicago, and who at present is Associate Secretary of the Bureau of Home Missions of the General Conference of S. D. A. and Superintendent of the Swedish Department of the same organization: Alma Olson of Glendale. Calif., who faithfully remained with her mother, ministering to her needs and comfort during her time of illness and declining years; Prof. A. J. Olson, who took over the home farm in Minnesota; Prof. O. S. Olson, of Vallejo. Calif., where he is connected with a high school there; and Miss Esther M. Olson, who is connected with the Glendale Sanitarium, Glendale, Calif. Besides these, there are twelve grandchildren left to mourn. Funeral services were conducted in the Jewel City Untertaking ParIor, Elders A. G. Daniells, J. E. Fulton, R. F. Cottrell, and the undersigned officiating. She was laid to rest by the side of her son Axel Harry in San Diego, there to await the call of the Life-giver. It must bring comfort to the children left to mourn to reflect upon the life experience of such a true Christian and devoted mother, whom God had given to guide them along the way of life. Our hearts are made glad in this hour of sadness that all who knew her feel so unmistakably sure that He whom she knew so well and served so truly, will call her to everlasting life in the resurrection morn.

P. E. Brodersen - Northern Union Reaper, February 9, 1932

Editor's Note: The cemetery where Beda Olson is buried is Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego County, CA.

Source: Northern Union Reaper and Pacific Union Recorder

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