Beverly Ann Olendorff

Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Longtime Soldotna resident Beverly Ann Olendorff died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Agape' Care Center in Soldotna. She was 69.

There will be no services held per her request.

Mrs. Olendorff was born June 2, 1939, to Lavance and Suzanne Hazen in Mosquero, N.M. She attended Anchorage High School. She became a resident of Soldotna in 1985. She lived in Fairbanks from 1971 to 1985, also living in Healy, Moose Pass and Whittier, as her husband worked for the Alaska railroad. She retired from Alascom in Fairbanks in 1983. She collected dolls, loved to cook, enjoyed watching football and treasured time with her grandchildren.

"Beverly devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. Bev and Tom built their dream home on the Kenai River, which became a sanctuary for their children and grandchildren. Going to Grandma's was always a highlight that gave us all many special memories. We will miss her dearly," her family said.

Mrs. Olendorff was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Thomas Olendorff.

She is survived by her daughters, Debra Olendorff and her children, Trevor Correll and Shandi Olendorff, of Anchorage and Sharon Shern and her husband, Steve, of Ketchikan and their children, Kory Ates, and her husband, Dustin, and Timothy Bishop, all of Anchorage; son, Tom Olendorff, and his wife, Jenny, and their children, Stephen, Lauren and Grace, of Soldotna; sisters, Chris Weckel of Portland and Jeanne Chapman of Hawaii; and brother-in-law, Ed Olendorff, and his wife, Delores, of Homer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Beverly to the Ronald McDonald House in Washington, 5130 40th Avenue N.E. Seattle, WA 98105.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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