Archive for November, 2008

Caitlin Elizabeth Olson-Johnson – December 9, 1987 – November 1, 2008

November 7, 2008

It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Mark and Terre Olson’s daughter, Caitlin Olson-Johnson. Caitlin loved Chelan and Mill Bay, it was one of her favorite places on earth. Wonderful memories were made during their family time there and we will all miss seeing Caitlin and her ever bright smile.

On 10-30-08 she suffered an epileptic seizure and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Despite heroic treatment she passed away due to complications caused by the seizure.

Caitlin was a UW junior in the Pi Beta Phi sorority and was pursuing studies to become a special education teacher. She graduated from Bothell High School in 2006. Caitlin was an extraordinary young woman and made an impact on everyone she met. Without exception she was known for her kindness, friendship and passion for life.

A memorial celebrating her life will take place at:

2pm on Saturday, November 8, 2008.
Canyon Hills Community Church
22027 17th Ave SE
Bothell, WA.
(425) 488-4121

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to:
Epillepsy Foundation Northwest
(206) 547-4551
2311 N. 45th St. Suite 134
Seattle, Wa. 98103-6905

Please post your comments about Caitlin.


conversation with Phil & Donna Snowdall

November 4, 2008

Phil and Donna informed me that Phil recently had an episode that revealed a brain tumor.  He was in the hospital for several days and is now in recovery.  He has a whole lot of stiches, but Phil does not seem to be affected by it all.  His biggest concern was getting a borrowed air compressor back to the park.

Donna’s liver cancer is not improving and she has stopped treatment.  She says she feels much better now that she has stopped the drugs – she has a positive outlook and wants to enjoy life.  I know she will not give up the fight.

They are now living with their daughter and Donna is getting help from Hospice.  I hope and pray that they will both recover from their problems.  I know all of our members will have them in our thoughts and prayers.  Over the past years they have become very special friends to me – and certainly many others at our park.  I’m sure Phil misses sitting on the mower and Donna misses helping Phil.

Please post your comments about Phil and Donna.