Carol Jean Olson

October 20, 1929November 14, 2022
Obituary of Carol Jean Olson
Carol Jean Olson (nee Hodgen) of Naples, FL, died on November 14, 2022 at the age of 93. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Highlands, NC. Carol was born in Petersburg, Illinois on October 20, 1929, the beloved seventh child of Pauline and Earle Hodgen. She married Merlin Olson on September 4, 1948 in Springfield, Illinois. Carol was a talented equestrian and gifted artist. Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Elsa Madden, Willard Hodgen, Roberta Flynn, Frank Hodgen, Lou Hauss, and Earle Hodgen, junior. She is survived by her husband, Merlin Olson, and her children Jennifer Slater, Sandra Klindworth, Thomas Olson, and Paul Olson; grandchildren Amy Williams, Kathryn Slater Donahue, John Slater, William Klindworth, Kevin Klindworth; great grandchildren Carson Crockett, Calen Crockett, and Maddox Williams; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to Avow Hospice in Naples, FL.

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