Wendy Susan Peterson Olson, 54, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012, at Westfield Memorial Hospi-tal.
She was born March 8, 1958, in Jamestown, the daughter of Leona Johnson Peterson of Gerry, N.Y., and the late Wayne S. Peterson.
A Chautauqua County resident all of her life, she was a 1976 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School and attended James-town Community College, SUNY Cortland and SUNY Fredonia.
She was an area tup-perware manager, an office manager for 15 years for Manpower Temp Services, a business consultant for George S. May and was most recently employed with Legacy Analytics.
Wendy was a member and involved with various ministries of the Gerry Un-ited Methodist Church. Music was a passion in her life. She played clarinet and managed the Cassada-ga Area Concert Band. She was also a former member of the Jamestown Business and Professional Women's Association.
She enjoyed playing vol-leyball, tennis and cards along with traveling, read-ing and communicating with friends throughout the world via the Internet, was a past auxiliary rodeo queen, loved animals, horse back riding, but most of all loved her friends and fami-ly.
Wife of 29 years to Robert T. Olson Jr., whom she married Sept. 10, 1983; sister of Dr. Melanie Peter-son of Lansdowne, Pa., and Sally (Greg) Peterson Dal-las of Frewsburg, N.Y.; aunt of Sarah J. Howard of Fal-coner, N.Y.; niece of Dr. Annita B. Watson, Lois A Woodams, Kay and Bever-ly Peterson; daughter-in- law of Robert and Lucy Ol-son of Falconer, N.Y.; sister-in-law of Diane (Er-nie) Howard of Falconer, N.Y.; and also survived by cousins.
Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Nels and Norma Johnson Woo-dams; step grandfather, W. Edward Woodams; and paternal grandparents, Gus-tav and Helen Peterson.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gerry United Methodist Church, Route 60, Gerry, N.Y. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville, N.Y. Burial in Gerry Cemetery.
Memorials to the Gerry United Methodist Church or First Church of Christ Scientist of Jamestown.