For the Love of Aimee
Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Friend.
With just a few words we begin to understand a little bit of who Aimee was, but this barely even scratches the surface.
Here is a little bit more…
Born and raised in Oregon City and was educated both at home and at public school. She attended Blue Mountain Community College where she completed two associate degrees, one in Accounting and the other in Business Management. Upon completion of her degrees Aimee took a job doing bookkeeping and billing at Pendleton Electric.
Aimee met who was to be the love of her life at age 7. Ryan Olson “the neighbor boy” and Aimee began dating in 1997 and were married June 12, 2004. Aimee and Ryan lived in Pendleton, Oregon for the first several years of their marriage and enjoyed camping, four wheeling, the Pendleton roundup and taking the occasional trips to the beach.
The family grew in 2006 with the birth of Ian and within a year and a half the Olson family moved to Coos Bay, Oregon. Ryan took a job with the Oregon Department of Forestry and Aimee began a new life, raising Ian, and working from home doing bookkeeping.
Aimee was an excellent cook who loved to entertain and have friends over, she was very creative and it showed in how she decorated their home, scrapbooked photos and made her jewelry.
Stories Shared About Aimee
When Aimee was 4 or 5 or so, we had a 16′ boat with lots of freeboard for safety. While crabbing at Newport, Winona pointed out how calm the ocean was. I had mentioned going out some day, and if any day was the day, this was the day. We bought some ocean-bottom jigs and […]Read More
Did you know? Aimee was very involved in Awana’s. She was always one of the best in everything. She memorized enough bible verses to always be one of the very top kids in every grade to win awards. She won free trips to Black Bear Camp in Washington. With the help of her dad and […]Read More
This isn’t a story its the last few paragraphs of the Obituary that I wrote for Aimee. In all of our duress this version never made the service … its just an outsiders view of what I saw in my friend… Ian Ernest Olson was born, February 28, 2006. It wasn’t the easiest pregnancy but […]Read More
One year ago, July 8, 2011, at 10:00 PM, Aimee completed her long transition to citizenship in heaven. I have a treasured memory that needs retelling. During the afternoon, I was sitting with Aimee, loving her, doing some crying and some praying, trying to approach what she had claimed repeatedly, “Perfect peace.” There had been […]Read More
I met Aimee when she and her dear friend, Tiffany, signed up for a women’s mentoring class I was teaching. She was a blond and I didn’t have a clue it was a wig. She wore it well. A few weeks later this bright, happy young woman met me, but this time she didn’t have […]Read More
When asked to come up with a story, you feel the pressure and sometimes nothing comes to mind. You get glimpses of stories and events but not always one full complete story, at least that is what is happening to me. So my story is about what I remember. I remember… Our yearly tradition of […]Read More
The Patio Last year, on a warm afternoon in early June, Aimee and I sat basking in the sun on her patio. We admired the bouquet of purple and yellow spring flowers in a little vase on the table. We munched on chips (and chocolate). We looked at magazines together. This wasn’t the original plan. […]Read More