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JANET OLSON

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Honored By

Donor names:   Jason & Patty Bredehoft
Norma Gray
Pat Nye
Dan & Jen Olson
David Olson
Ron Olson
Date submitted: April 9, 2009
Gift: Brick Paver - small
Location on plaza map: B4
Areas of Achievement: Community Building
 
Janet Marie Nye Olson is a spectacular woman. She is an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great friend to many. She continues to touch all of our lives through her ever growing spirituality, healing touch, love, laughter, caring ways and friendship.

Janet is a planner and through that skill has built a strong well-connected family. She uses that same skill professionally as an Event Coordinator for the Disability Resource Center at The University of Arizona. She strategizes major events, writes grants, and without fail, locates sponsors annually to raise money for the Adaptive Athletic Program. Janet loves her work and mission!

Janet is a fit, compact, strong woman who has fought and beat breast cancer twice. She has a long, successful marriage and has raised three beautiful, accomplished, fun and frugal children. Janet is a disciplined athlete who swims daily, rain or shine. She loves nothing better than taking a long brisk walk or hiking in the Catalinas with her family and their dogs. If you have not heard her belt out “Come Go With Me” by the Del Vikings, you have not really heard that song!

She is very involved in supporting others going through the cancer fight and helps them heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Janet lives life to the fullest every day! Others are drawn to her gentle spirit, love of life, gorgeous smile, and hearty laugh. She is a woman that many love and adore and we want her to know we are so blessed to have been touched by her presence in our lives.