Doris Jeanne, “Dottie” Olson

Monday, June 25, 2018

Doris Jeanne, “Dottie” Olson, age 85, of Mountain Home, passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the First Congregational Church in Mtn Home. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

She was born October 31, 1932 in Kimball, Nebraska to Milan Basinger and Marjorie Rickman. She grew up a shopkeeper’s daughter, never staying in one house longer than three years or one city longer than six years. She attended Oregon State University where she met her husband Charles while on a blind date. They married in 1952 in Salem, Oregon. The first 4 years of their marriage were spent moving around the country and world as Charles was in the US Army. When they returned to the states, Charles took over management of his father’s farm in Hill City, Idaho, and Doris became a farmer’s wife. They moved to Mountain Home in 1974 where they have live ever since. She had 4 children.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, brother Ronald, and son Melrose. She is survived by her husband Charles, children Clare and his wife Karen, Marie and her husband Jason and David and his wife Rita, daughter in-law Roxane, and grandchildren Matthew, Amanda, Andrew, Cassandra, and Justin.

“When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me. I want no rites in a gloom-filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me and let me go! For this is the journey that we all must take, and each must go alone! It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.” (Unknown)

Donations in Dottie’s memory can be sent to the First Congregational Church, 515 E. 15th North, Mtn Home, Id 83647.