Betty Ann Olson, 67, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Northern Montana Care Center.
Cremation has taken place and her Memorial Service will be Friday, March 13, 2009, at 11 a. m. at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with Chad Leathermon officiating. A fellowship luncheon will be held immediately after the service at the church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Fifth Avenue Christian Church. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Betty was born May 30, 1941, in Chinook, Mont., to Herman and Jean (D’Hooge) Bruns. She was raised and educated in the Chinook area. She married Theodore Olson in 1957. They lived in many parts of Montana as Ted’s position with the Montana Department of Transportation required them to travel. Ted left the MDT and attended barber school in Spokane, Wash., and then Betty attended beauty school in Great Falls. The couple moved to Havre where they settled and raised their three sons: Chad, Doyle and Shane. Betty operated her beauty shop at the Eagles Manor for 23 years before retiring. Betty and Ted shared the love of music and played in a country western band called the Sundowners, along with Kenny Overcast. The band played all over the state of Montana. Her husband Ted died in 1987. Betty later married Roger Huntley of Rudyard and the couple later divorced. Betty was a percussionist and had a passion for music. She also enjoyed camping in Beaver Creek Park, traveling to the Oregon coast, gardening and raising her tomato plants; she loved her sons, her family and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ted in 1987. Betty is survived by her three sons: Chad Olson of Chandler, Ariz., Doyle Olson and son Alexander of Spokane, Wash., and Shane (Vicki) Olson and children: Josiah, Melia, Gabriel and Keinoa, all of Havre, Mont.; two sisters: Geraldine (Roy) Foss of Yachats, Ore., and Barbara (Carl) Howard of Billings, Mont.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.