Mary Ellen Olson

WILLISTON Mary Ellen Olson, 78, of Williston, died Aug. 2, 2013, in a Bismarck hospital.

Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in First Lutheran Church, Williston. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.

She was born June 14, 1935, to Julian and Alice (Printy) Nelson in Williston. She was raised and educated in Alamo, where she graduated from Alamo High School.

She married Merlyn Olson in March 1954. He died May 28, 2009

Survivors: two daughters and their families: daughter: Laurel (Charles) Murphy, of Sheridan, Wyo.; grandson: Robert Conover, great-grandchildren, Zoey, Kristian, and Justice; granddaughter: Tracey (Robert) Haugenoe, great-grandson: Kyle (Carissa) Haugenoe and great-great-grandchildren: Addy and Bailee, great-grandson: Kody (Shelby) Haugenoe and great-great-grandchildren: Taelyn and Jaxson; and great-grandsons: Camden and Mason Haugenoe, all of Williston; daughter: Kathryn (Charles Rauschendorfer) Clarys, Maplewood, Minneapolis; grandson: Christopher (Erica) Clarys, great-grandson, Caden Clarys, New Brighton, Minn.

Visitation: today, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Everson Funeral Home, Williston, and one hour before the service, in the church.