Dorothy Olsen
1916 - 2019
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Dorothy Olsen was one of the last surviving WASPs, women pilots who flew non-combat missions for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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Published in Washington County News on Aug. 6, 2019.
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May 20, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences..
December 11, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt sympathies...
November 2, 2019
Thank you for your Service. Hope your life, not only being long, was very happy.
My dad was a P38 fighter pilot in WWII and flew for the AirForce Reserves in a C119 (known as "The Shadow", Vietnam in 1968-69.
Pray your family will be at peace with your passing. I know they had to be very proud of and love you very much.
Rest in Peace.


Sandra Ferry
October 30, 2019
If people would just take the time to research this unique generation that Miss Olsen was part of you will be utterly surprised. As a group not individually they were brave, principled, intelligent and hard workers. If I had the opportunity to listen to Miss Olsen I know I would have been memorized. To her family cherish all of the beautiful memories she left you. I offer my sincere sympathy for your loss.
Hyde
October 30, 2019
Thank you for your dedicated service Dorothy. Condolences to all of your family members and friends because I know you will be dearly missed by all that know you.
Richard Thompson
October 26, 2019
God is looking over you now
October 26, 2019
Thank you for your service. Prayers for the family.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59
October 26, 2019
My deepest condolences to Dorothy's family. And thank you to Dorothy for her sacrifices for my freedoms.
CHERYL CAVANAUGH
Friend
October 26, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 26, 2019
Be thou at Peace, May it be said Well Done!
Dennis Finnigan
Friend
October 25, 2019
Mrs. Olson was a wonderful teacher and an amazing women.
Angie and Bill Kernan
Student
September 9, 2019
My prayer is that God blesses and consoles the loved ones of this remarkable woman. Her bravery as a pilot and centurion survivor fills my heart with both excitement and joy. My desire is to meet her when she is granted an eternity of peaceful conditions free of sickness, old age, and death. I dare to imagine the many other accomplishments she will be able to make and the many fascinating stories she will be able to share. My heartfelt condolences for your loss!
Dianne Williams
August 20, 2019
I am truly sorry about the passing of your loved one. May God strengthen your family during this time of loss. Deepest sympathies.
August 18, 2019
I saw your story on CBS news this Sunday morning and it really moved me. Thank you for your service to this country. Youre an American hero
D F
Acquaintance
August 16, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Dorothy Olson family. What a great accomplishment as a female pilot. She is truly to be admired. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
August 15, 2019
You where a True inspiration for your time .May God Bless you and Family .San Antonio,Texas MVG
August 15, 2019
When a woman makes up her mind to do something she will get it done. Dorothy paved the way for lots of women to follow. May the God who heals broken hearts comfort her family.
August 15, 2019
To the family and friends, may you find peace in God and your treasured memories.
August 14, 2019
Dorothy was my second "mom" from the moment I met her. I was so lucky to know the local WASP and work with them in 2003 to develop the WASP exhibit at the Seattle Museum of Flight. Dorothy contributed a lot to the exhibit. And her best friend since they went to training in 1943, Teta Corbett Thomas, contributed photos from Camp Davis, N.C. tow target WASP squadron. Sadly, Dorothy lost her best friend at 99 after she helped celebrate Dorothy's 100th birthday at McChord AFB. The passing of this "greatest generation" is profoundly sad for me. My father served in the Army Air Forces in WWII and my mother was an Army nurse during the war. With only 36 surviving WASP now, the end of an era is near. I am still trying to get the story to film in a "Band of Brothers" type miniseries. "Band of Sisters" still needs to be told.
Debbie Jennings
Friend
August 14, 2019
Dear Olsen Family:

I am sorry for your loss.
August 13, 2019
Rest In Peace. ---"A Grateful Nation Thanks You for Your Service".
Charles Neff
August 12, 2019
Such an early female pilot supporting the war for Democracy and female rights - Fly in peace
Peter Kamp Nielsen
August 12, 2019
janet dye
August 12, 2019
Deepest sympathy and prayer's to the Olsen Family.

Thank you for your service to our country.
One of the greatest generation.

Gods speed.

M. Kosh
Ft. Myers, Fl.
m kosh
August 10, 2019
RIP Salute 23rd Psalm Fly free with the eagles. Thank you for opening the doors for me to serve, forever grateful and humbled by your service.
Karen Cain
August 10, 2019
Thank you for serving your country. We honor you
August 10, 2019
Alishia
August 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. She was a very brave woman. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this time of sorrow.
August 9, 2019
Veteran...Rest In Peace...

We have the Watch
AZ1 USN
August 9, 2019
Also, There is a Wasp Museum located in Sweetwater, Texas, and i think they have a website. Plus there is a group of Daughter's Of Wasp's(D O W'S)That are very active in keeping their Mother's Lives/Memories Active! And these women have a website also!! May GOD bless all of these brave women!! plus some of the ones that are still alive and able fly back to Avenger Field every year for memorial day!! GOD bless them All!!! Thank You
Ronald Bredemeyer
August 9, 2019
I never met Ms. Olsen, but i do know of one more that is left!! A lady that lives in Central Texas!! and i was born raised in Sweetwater, Texas when these brave young ladies joined the Wasp's, and lived and trained at Avenger Field, just out of Sweetwater, Texas!! GOD bless Ms Dorothy Olsen!! May she rest in peace!! Thanks for the memories!! R. Bredemeyer (Born/Raised in Sweetwater, Texas).
Ronald Bredemeyer
August 9, 2019
Joan Walton
August 8, 2019
RIP HERO
August 8, 2019
I did not personally know Dorothy. Ever since I read The Greatest Generation, I have had so much respect and admiration for those who served our country, in so many ways, during WWII. I wish I could have met so many of these folks before they passed. Dorothy looked like such a nice person, and we are all in her debt, and so many others of her generation. Rest in Peace Dorothy. My service - USMC 1968 -1971
Steve Deming
August 8, 2019
Linda Tracy
August 8, 2019
Dorothy, thank you for your service to our country and may you rest in peace.
Brent Mahar
August 8, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss.We express our warm love and deepest sympathy for you and your family.I am sure that you will find much comfort from the Bible at 2Corinthisnd 1:3-5.
J.J. Stre.
August 8, 2019
RIP
Raymond Silvestre
August 7, 2019
Hand... Salute.
Frank C.
August 7, 2019
Please accept our condolences and know that the Lord is with you all during this most difficult time.

Mel James, Baton Rouge, LA
August 7, 2019
Thank you for your service Miss Dorothy.
Fly high. RIP
August 7, 2019
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
August 7, 2019
remember the many times you shared and laughed with each other. may God, the God of all comfort, sustain us in this hard time
Acquaintance
August 7, 2019
Thank you for your service and your inspiring life ! RIP
Janet Wise
August 7, 2019
Rest in Peace Dorothy, and thank you for your service to this nation. Now flying high eternally in the Ultimate Venue...
Harry Simpson
August 7, 2019
I have many books of WWII... Including a number about the WASPS... I even met one once.. In my opinion these were an adventurous,strong, brave group of women.. Glad they were finally recognized.Thank you for your service.
Kathy
August 7, 2019
Loss is very difficult to bear. My condolences Olsen family. May shared memories and comfort from God help to soothe your aching hearts as you grieve.
Andy
August 7, 2019
God Bless you for all you did for this country! Gutsy Lady!
Mary Williams
August 7, 2019
Thank you for your service God Bless your Family at this time. You are now ar rest The sacrifices you gave for so many will never be forgotten.
Many Blessings are you now receiving in your heavenly home.
A Military Family
Air Force
Army
August 7, 2019
With the passing of Dorothy Olsen, we have lost yet another member of "The Greatest Generation." Thank you, ma'am, for your noble service to our country.
Les Breese
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