November 21, 2017

Gretchen (Bohm) Olsen

Died Nov. 1, 2017

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Gretchen (Bohm) Olsen, 68, died Nov. 1, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla.

She was born Oct. 7, 1949, in Flint, to Walter Bohm and Marion Scott Bohm. She married Stephen Olsen on June 5, 1970, in Flint. Gretchen was a lifelong supporter and employee of nonprofit organizations, including Big Brothers and Sisters and Planned Parenthood. She loved to sail, water ski and spend time at her home on Clear Lake. When younger she was an avid swimmer and cross country skier, and lived for many years in Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, enjoying the outdoors. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Marion Bohm; and an infant daughter, Jessica Brooke.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Stephen Olsen of Tulsa, Okla.; her sisters, Cathryn Clark of Austin, Texas, and Francesca Jewell of Hailey, Idaho; her daughter and son-in-law, Erika Olsen and Scott Paul of Unionville, Conn.; her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennifer Olsen of Tulsa, Okla.; and her five grandchildren, Will, Hailey, Annika, Michael and Samantha; and many nieces and nephews.

Gretchen also loved animals, especially her two beagles. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider saving a beagle or other animal in need through donating to the Beagle Freedom Project, beaglefreedomproject.nationbuilder.com/donate, or to your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service and Cremation Care Center. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.

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