Mrs. Billie L. Olson, age 76, a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Rockwood, Tennessee, and a former 50 year resident of Long Beach, California, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. She was born February 24, 1938 in Kildav, Kentucky. Mrs. Olson was a member of Rockwood Church of Christ; was a former “Senior Companion” in Knoxville; and was a waitress for over 55 years. She was a caregiver to many and friend to all; and loved to dance. She was preceded in death by her son, Stevie Rickman; father, William Charles Ridenour; mother, Evelyn Wormsley Bolt; step-father, Clarence Bolt; husband, Robert Eugene Olson; and brother, Jimmy Charles Ridenour.
Children: Becky Johnson & husband, Junior of Knoxville, TN
Janet Rickman-Reyna & husband, Leonard of Angleton, TX
Jeanie Sue Rickman of Knoxville, TN
Miranda Sughrue & husband, Michael Shane of Paradis, LA
Karen Burke & husband, Larry of Albany, OR
Grandchildren: Wes Wilson & wife, Jami
Great Grandchildren: Autumn Wilson, Nick Wilson, Kayla Shane, Nathan Shane, Breann Shane, Chance Rickman, David Hogfoss, Coral Hogfoss, Jared Hogfoss
Sister: Missie Jones & husband, Roger of Owensboro, KY
Several Nieces and Nephews
And many special and life-long friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 3, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Bro. James Pellum officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Rockwood.