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07/01/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Aaron Olsen

Aaron J. Olsen
(20 Mar 1966 - 20 June 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad if belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.    Aaron Olsen, son of Wanda Barber Olsen ('67) of VA, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the age of 43.

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 07/01/09, 5:30 AM - "Carl & Wanda Olsen Son's Obit":

Carol -- For Your Information - Sorry, but I thought you were included in my email earlier.

This is the link for Carl & Wanda's son (Aaron) in the Daily Press this weekend.  Memorial Service tomorrow, Tues, June 30th at 3:00.

Aaron Olsen

   Oh, no!  I'm so very sorry to hear this, Marty.  I had read the obituary several times, but failed to make the connection.  Thank you so much for letting me know; we'll keep Carl and Wanda in our prayers.

From the Daily Press - 06/27/09:

             Aaron J. Olsen           
    YORKTOWN - Aaron J. Olsen, 43, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2009.

He was born in Warwick, R.I., on March 20, 1966, and moved to the Peninsula when he was 4. Aaron resided in Oklahoma for the last 23 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie K. Olsen and his grandparents.

He is survived by his father, Carl W. Olsen and stepmother, Wanda of Yorktown; a daughter, Heaven Hausman and husband, Joe of Utah; a son, Adrian Winterberg and wife, Alaina of South Dakota; three grandchildren, Jesse, Adriana and Tucker Winterberg; a brother, Erik D. Olsen and wife, Angela of Williamsburg and their children, Madison, Kennedy and Harrison; two sisters, Carla O. Branson and husband, Erik of Seaford and their children, Mikayla, Colin and Reid; Christina K. Hawkins and her husband, J.D. of New Martinsville, West Virginia; and stepgrandparents, Clyde and Kaye Long of Pennsylvania.
Aaron Olsen

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown by the Rev. Gregory P. Gifford II. The family will receive friends immediately after the service until 4:30 p.m.

We would like to thank our church family, relatives and friends for their prayers and support over the years. A special thanks to Wanda Draper, of Texas, for many years of friendship and concern for Aaron.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1004 Yorktown Road, Yorktown, VA 23693.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 6/27/2009 - 6/29/2009.
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27, 2009

Carl and Wanda,
It was such a shock today to open up the paper and see the death of your beloved son. We want you to know that our hearts and prayers goes out to you and all your family. We will be thinking of you throughout this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers,
Kim and Willie Nicoletti

~ Kim and Willie Nicoletti, Hampton, Virginia

June 27, 2009

Wanda and Carl,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
~ Brenda McCoy, Norfolk, Virginia
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June 27, 2009

Dear Wanda and Carl, Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. You are certainly in our thoughts and I know that God will give you His comfort daily as you cope with Aaron's early graduation to Glory--may God keep you all in the hollow of His hand. Our love, A.T. and Judy Walthall, Yorktown, Virginia

~ A.T. and Judy Walthall, Yorktown, Virginia

June 27, 2009

Dear Grandson Aaron,

This shall be my last letter to you on this earth, as God has taken you Home on eagles' wings, where there is no more pain or sufferings, only His Love to envelope you.

As I heard of your passing it brought back such sweet memories of you and Erik as tiny tots. I remember your granddaddy and I with you and Erik going for a drive for ice cream. As we sat in the car Erik would climb on his lap and say, "Drive, Granddaddy," and he would turn the wheel and toot the horn, then you in your sweet little voice would say, "Me drive too, Granddaddy." Of course, in those days no child restraints, only the four of us in the front seat, you on my lap and Erik, each of us touching the other and the car was filled with love. Memories are one gift from God that death cannot destroy, so I shall not say "Goodbye, Aaron," only, "Goodnight until we meet again."

You will see your Uncle Michael there; he loved pulling you and Erik around the yard in the little red wagon, so many memories.
And to Erik, Wanda and Carl who loved you so and cared for you, my heart goes out to them and may God give them strength now, but as we all believe we grieve for ourselves, but our Faith carries us through.

With my everlasting love for now and beyond.

Grandmother and Emory
~ Nancy Chapman, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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June 27, 2009

Dear Aaron,
This is my third goodbye to you....first was when you were a child, 20 years later a second goodbye and another 20 years this final goodbye. Although you weren't close in distance you were always close in heart. I have wonderful memories of your childhood. You will always be remembered with love.

My deepest sympathy to Erik, Carl and Wanda. May your family take comfort in knowing that you are at peace.

Auntie Donna

June 28, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of my half-brother's death. I was only 9 years old the last time I saw him, but I still remember his face. He is finally at peace. God rest his soul.

Amy DiNaro
~ Amy DiNaro, Cranston, Rhode Island
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June 28, 2009

Uncle Carl and Aunt Wanda,
I was so saddened to hear the news of Aarons passing. Our prayers have been with you and your family. Aaron is at peace now and I am sure, Carl, that your mother has her arms around him, welcoming him home and telling him wonderful stories the way I always remembered her :)
~ Katherine and Ryan Jones, Williamsburg, Virginia

June 29, 2009

To the family,

Kathy & I send our heartfelt condolences to all of you at this time in your life.

"For I recon that the sufferings of this world, shall not compare to the glory that shall be revealed in us".

Peace be with you, now and forever !
~ Clyde & Kathy Murphy, Jacksonville, Florida
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June 29, 2009

I went to Sunday School years ago with Aaron and Erik. I am so sorry to hear about Aaron's passing. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May God give you strength and peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Leonora Rosser
~ Leonora Rosser, Yorktown, Virginia
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June 29, 2009

To the family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Chris, Anita and Morgan Wright, Rocky Mount, Virginia

June 29, 2009

  Dearest Aaron,
You will always and forever have a special place in my heart. You may have not known, but I have always and forever loved you; you are the father of our children.
All of your life you sought the answers to so many questions! Those questions, my dear, have now been answered.
Your legacy in this world will forever be your children, and their children, and so on. Our children are wonderful, kind, and gentle souls, all out great kids! And that I know you will always be eternally proud. You are their father and I know you will be looking down on them forever more, grinning that quirky grin you always had, with nothing but a heart filled of love for them.

Adrian and Heaven

You are now and forever at rest with the mother you so desperately loved and missed your entire life, where you have always wanted to be!
Rest in peace forever and always, knowing I will ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!!
The mother of your children,

~ Shelley Leady, Alton, Illinois
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June 29, 2009

It's hard to find the words to begin writing because I don't know what to write. I think this is affecting me differently than it has any of you, because you all got your chance to know him. I never did and never will. Even though I will never see his face or hear his voice, I know I will get a chance to talk to his family which has turned into my new family. I want the chance to hear stories about him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family he had so many wonderful memories with.
~ Heaven Hausman, Hill AFB, Utah
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June 30, 2009

Sorry to hear about your loss...our prayers are with you... Terry & Wanda Seay
~ Terry Seay, Franklin, Tennessee
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June 30, 2009

Adrian does not have a way to sign this on-line guest book, so I am taking the liberty of doing it for him; he has expressed his feelings to me.
As his sister, Heaven, has written, Adrian never really had a chance to know his father. With this tragedy, a new beginning has emerged. He now can know his father from his family and friends who knew him best. I am encouraging all of you to share you memories of Aaron with his children. Now the time has come for his children to know who he was and how much he truly and deeply loved them!
A piece of Adrian has gone with his father and he wants his father to be at eternal peace with the mother he so desperately loved, and with the Lord. His heart and prayers go out to Aaron's family and friends in their time of need.
Again I encourage all of you to share your memories of Aaron with his children.
Aaron, you will forever have a place in your son's heart.
Adrian's mother, Shelley
~ Adrian Winterberg, Pierpont, South Dakota
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June 30, 2009

Dear Carl and Wanda,
I was so sorry to hear of your son's death. I opened up the e-mail from Marty and was in shock. Losing a child at any age is hard and our hearts go out to you. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.
Love Brenda, Jerry Hill

~ Brenda Hill, Garner, North Carolina

June 30, 2009

Dear Shelley and kids,
Remember when you, Aaron, and babies Heaven and Adrian lived with David and me on Main Street. You were so young and full of hope. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Aaron's passing. Now there is no more pain or injustice. He has gone on to a better place where he can watch over his children and grandchildren.

My deepest sympathy
Colette Champagne
~ Colette Champagne, East Greenwich, Rhode Island


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Wanda and to Aaron's entire family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty 

Trust and Obey

Lyrics by John H. Sammis, 1887
Music by Daniel B. Towner

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
For the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy with Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

"Trust and Obey" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of - 11/22/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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