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Violet E. Olson

Violet Elizabeth Williams was born March 9, 1926, to Frank and Myrtle (King) Williams at Scenic, SD. She attended school in Scenic and Wall. She moved with her parents to Hermosa, SD, in 1947 where they ranched. She then left home and worked at dude ranches in Montana and later in Arizona. After receiving word that her mother was ill she returned home to care for her parents and to run the ranch.

On January 10, 1965, she married Myron Olson and to this union one daughter, Robin, was born.

Horses were Violet's true love, as were all animals. She had a gift of being able to nurse any animal no matter how ill or injured back to health. She was very patient and had a gentle soul. Violet loved her grandchildren and took great pride in them. Both of these loves were manifested by helping her grandchildren accumulate and care for a variety of pets.

Violet was a kind and loving person and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Myron, of Hermosa, a daughter, Robin, and son-in-law, Kory Bierle; three grandchildren, Kruse, Sage and Bailey Bierle of Midland; a brother-in-law, Jim Armstrong; several nephews and nieces, as well as many special friends and neighbors.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, a sister, Ida Marie Armstrong, and a brother Elmer Williams.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 19, at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Ellendorf of the Open Bible Church in Midland officiating.

Burial followed at Highland Park Cemetery in Hermosa.

A memorial has been established to the Suncatchers Therapeutic Riding Academy, P.O. Box 3975, Rapid City, SD 57709.