“Rest in Peace my sweetheart, my soulmate, my Viking child. I love you babe, and I always will.” Teresa was born in Tonapah, Nevada and raised in Spokane, WA. She recently moved to Raymond, WA after living in Pierce County for many years. She moved to Raymond with her soulmate, Mark Shafer, in July of 2015. Teresa and Mark shared a love for the outdoors, the beaches, road trips, their respective families, their garden, and their four cats. Teresa is survived baby her fiancé Mark, her sons Deshawn Olson of Puyallup, WA and Devon Japhet of Branson, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow B. Olson and Marjorie Louise Showalter Olson. She is also survived by her aunts Janie Thon and Nancy Burke of Spokane, WA, Wilma, Gladys, and Margaret, and her Uncle Jacob; her four brothers, William of Lakewood, WA, Philip, Wayne, and Leroy of Spokane, WA, her granddaughter Jocelyn of Roy, WA and grandsons Rylan and Addison; several nieces and nephews, most notably Delcia Olson of Seattle, WA as well as several cousins, and friends Danielle Bednarek, Kali Zakel and Michael Lannen of Raymond, WA, Karen Salvin and Michael Arnold of Tokeland, WA, William Campbell “Sir William” of Auburn, WA, Andrea Shafer and Forrest Dowse of Hoquiam, and Dennis Japhet of Eatonville, WA. Teresa was a Job’s Daughter, she and her fiancé Mark were members of American Legion Post #150 in Raymond, WA and AmVets Post #1 in Tacoma, WA. A celebration of her life is being planned for July of this year at Teresa and Mark’s home in Raymond, WA. If it so moves and pleases you, Teresa requested donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in care of Stoller's Mortuary in Raymond, Washington.
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