August 22, 1954—December 26, 2017
BURLEY – Nada Nadine Olson, age 63, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center in Burley, after a near three-year battle with brain and spine cancer.
Nada was born August 22, 1954, to James Burrup and Helen May Tolman Hellewell, at the Cottage Hospital in Burley, Idaho. She was the seventh of 13 children. She grew up in rural Heyburn, Idaho, on a small family farm of 40 acres and 20 milk cows where she helped her family and learned how to work hard. She graduated from Minico High School in 1972, earned a secretarial certificate from Rick’s College, and moved back home to work at a local bank where she met her future husband. She was married to Larry Olson for 31 years. They raised six children and spent most of their married life in Burley.
Nada’s life touched many people as evidenced by the large number of visitors she had while living at Parke View. She was a great example of faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and had a strong love for others. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and crafting and gave many hours of service to others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen (Tolman) Hellewell; three sisters, Kathy, Sue, and Karen (Stromire); and one brother-in-law, Kelly J. Rasmussen.
She is survived by her siblings, Lynn (Linda) Hellewell, Parley (Marilynn) Hellewell, Kevin (Beverly) Hellewell, Lora (Blaine) Halford, Shirley Rasmussen, Lester (Kathleen) Hellewell, Beverly Jamison, Wendell (Ginger) Hellewell, and Kendell (Anne) Hellewell; her six children, Tysi (Ron) Straley, Chad (Francisca) Olson, Kelby (Amy) Olson, Brock (Kristina) Olson, Jill (Chris) Leiser, and Kyler (Stephanie) Olson; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild whom she loved to spend time with.
The funeral was held at Saturday, December 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Burley 7th Ward, located at 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Brent Winn officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.
Nada’s family would like to thank Parke View and their staff for the excellent job they did of caring for Nada and making sure she was as comfortable as possible. They would also like to thank Harrison’s Hope for providing amazing hospice care. The service was under the care of Rasmussen Funeral Home.