Known for her beautiful blue eyes and loving heart, Bev believed that the best things in life were the people we love and the memories created along the way. She also believed that somewhere above the rainbow, bluebirds were flying as symbols of God’s happiness and joy for each of us. This is where you will find it now.
Beverly visited her heavenly home on May 25, 2021, on what would have been her 75th wedding anniversary to her first husband and father of her children, Ralph C. Olson, who died in 1998.
She was born January 28, 1927 in Fredonia, daughter of the late Mead Fargo and Alta Mae Ostrander. Graduating from Falconer Central High School in 1944, where she received an Achievement Award in English, Bev moved to Seattle, Washington, to help her late sister, Lana, whose husband, G. Robert Hussey, was stationed there during the Second World War. She was employed by the Seattle embarkation port, one of the US military’s busiest terminals for transporting troops and supplies overseas.
Returning to western New York in 1946, Bev met and married Ralph C. Olson, had five children, and worked for the Jamestown Telephone Company until she moved to Florida in 1978. In Florida, she was employed by Gale Associates Realty / Real Estate One. as a relocation coordinator, then sold statewide life and health insurance policies for a large insurance company. Prior to her retirement, she worked for CNL Financial Group in the accounting department for 17 years.
In 2004, Bev married his high school sweetheart, James A. Oste, whose wife Darlene E. Carlson Oste died in 2000. Bev and Jim spent many happy years as snowbirds between Falconer and Oviedo, Fla. until he left this world in September 2012.
Bev’s survivors include: her son Gary M. (Anne) Olson of Ashville; daughter Jenifer Olson of Oviedo, Florida; son Craig Olson (Suzan Dale) of Tavares, Florida; granddaughters Nicole Olson Seeley and Erica Olson (Brendan) Carter of Jamestown; great-grandchildren Becca and Cadan Carter of Jamestown; nephew Robert (Nancy) Hussey of Dansville; Lancaster’s cousin Bette Lynn Stonebraker; and, many nieces, nephews and cousins ââacross the land she loved dearly.
Bev’s extended family includes: brother-in-law George (Sylvia) Oste of Jamestown; daughter-in-law Christine Oste of Jamestown; daughter Christine Lyon of Jamestown; grandchildren Carrie Lyon of Falconer, Kirk (Kristie) Lyon of Lakewood, Jay (Lauren) Oste of Jamestown, Leasen (Matthew) Robinson of Jamestown and Jessica (Robert) Shultz of Butler, Pa. Extended great-grandchildren include Lydia, Annalize and Emmeline James Potter; Drew and Ty Oste; Dexter Robinson; KolÃ© Lyon; and Sawyer Layne Shultz.
In addition to her beloved husbands, Bev was predeceased by sons William and R. Scott Olson, sister Lana Hussey Abbott, grandson Michael Seeley and son-in-law Wayne Oste.
A funeral service will be held at noon at Sunset Hill Cemetery on Thursday August 12, with Pastor Phil Roushey of Zion Lutheran Church in Frewsburg officiating. Lunch at the Lutheran Church in Zion will follow.
Over the years, Bev has been a member of the Lutheran Church of Zion, the Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, and the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winter Park, Florida, and has volunteered for various charities. The family suggests memorials be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Youth Ministry or the American Red Cross.