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Marilyn Phyllis Gay Olson

03/08/1931 - 12/06/2020
Service Date: 12/12/2020
Service Time: 11:00am
Service Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1550 N. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 12/11/2020
Visitation Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Mesa- Marilyn Phyllis Olson, 89, slipped peacefully into the eternities on December 6, 2020 at her home in Mesa, AZ with her family by her side. We find joy she has been reunited with her eldest daughter Marie and her loving husband, George. She is survived by her daughters Vicki Shultz (Frosty), Terri Lynn Olson and Neola Judd (Stephen) and by her sons Tracy Olson (Paula), John Olson (Jacqueline) and Don Olson (Annette). Marilyn was a beloved grandmother and was adored by her 41 grandchildren and 83 great grandchildren.

Marilyn was born in Denver Colorado in 1931 to Alford and Ruth Gay. She later met George Olson while he was serving in the US Air Force and they were married on 5/16/1952. Marilyn loved her family and along with George, instilled in their children a love for God, a love for this great country and deep love for each other. She will be dearly missed.

An open viewing will be held on December 11, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Bunker Garden Chapel located at 33 N. Centennial Way Mesa, AZ.  Funeral services will be Saturday December 12, 2020 at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church building locate at 1550 N. Val Vista with a short grave side service at 1230pm at the City of Mesa Cemetery. (Face coverings are required at each event)


  • Aunt Mary always had a sweet smile and lovely words. May the wonderful and happy memories her family has surpass the times of missing her.

  • Stephen and Carolei Phelps

    Carolei and I have known Marilyn and her family since 1968 when we moved into the Mesa 17th Ward. Those years we were together in 17th ward were among the very happiest of our lives, thanks to George, Marilyn, their family, and others like them. We extend our heartfelt love to each member of the family.

  • I would see Sister Olson in the Temple and talk to her! She is such a sweet Sister! I grew to love her so much! May the Olson family be comforted at this time!

  • Marilyn was a delight. I only knew her a short time but knew right away she was a joy to be around. May you all find peace in her passing.

  • I just happened to see this obituary for your mom. She was such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss.

  • Marci Hendrickson

    Neola, my Mom told me your sweet Mom had passed away and I wanted to tell you how sorry I am. I’m sure this is such a hard time for your family but your memories are amazing. She always so kind and was wonderful to my mom. And her Christmas party was an epic extravaganza known throughout the Valley! Sending my love and friendship always. Marci

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