In memory of Arline Bessette Olson
On Novemer 6th my mom, Arline Marie Bessette Olson (b. 17 July 1935), passed away suddenly in Gresham, Oregon, at the age of 65. She was more than a mom; she was my friend and I will miss her more than words can say. I post this in memory of her and all the encouragement she has given me regarding the research I have undertaken in tracing our family's lineage. It had been my hope and plan that I would be able to take her to Quebec in the near future, to the area where her parents came from, so we could discover together more about our roots and the real people who came before us. I will still make that trip someday, and I know she will be with me in spirit.
To those of you who have helped over the last couple of years by sharing information and advice, thank you. Being able to share it all with my mom meant more than you could know - Jeri