Velma B. Olson

June 10, 2012 • Obituaries


Velma B. Olson, 91, born in Roswell Jan. 1, 1921, passed away on May 11, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. [auth] She was a resident of Roswell until 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard J. Olson, and her parents Tom and Grace Burleson. She is survived by her sons, John Olson and wife Kathryn, of Albuquerque, and Karl Olson and wife Sali, of Las Cruces; daughter Jean Ajayi and husband Lateef, of Littleton, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Tom Burleson; and nieces and cousins.

She was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Girls State and Disabled American Veterans in Roswell.

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