Celebrating the life of Marlena Williams Olson
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Marlena’s story began on April 10, 1954 in Mannheim, Germany, where she was adopted by Laurence and Margaret Williams while stationed in Germany with the United Stated Army.
Shortly thereafter she was brought back to the United States. As a military family, they saw much of the US over the next several years, but ultimately her family returned to their roots in Central Florida. For the last 35 years, she called Valrico, FL. her home.
She is survived by her husband Noel, her two sons, Jason and Jeffrey, her daughter-in-law Jessica and her two Granddaughters, Julia and Jolene, who were the light of her life!
Marlena spent all of her adult life as a nurse. She took great pride in her profession and excelled at it. Her last work was with a OB/GYN, which she proclaimed as the most fulfilling work she had ever been involved with. To the end of her days, she would still hear at Christmas from many of the mothers and ‘her babies’ as she called them. Only a truly wonderful person will be remembered, even by non-family, with such love over the passing years.
Marlena was a passionate Christian, even if her medical condition kept her from attending a physical church. Marlena’s church resided resolutely within her very soul.
Marty will be remembered, among so many things, for her sweet smile and joyful spirit. She was so much to so many for so long… How dare that time be so short..?
She was called home in the early morning of July 23, 2020. The earth stood still for just that split second…
Her family was nearby. We miss her.
Memorial Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Southern Funeral Care, Riverview, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a generous donation to the American Stroke Foundation (https://americanstroke.org/donate/).
“Your life was a blessing,
your memory a treasure,
you are loved beyond words,
…and missed beyond measure”.
10510 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578