Passed August 25, 2017
Obituary For Angela Olsen
Angela Anne Olsen, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on the afternoon of August 25th, following a ten-year fight with cancer. She was forty years old.
Angela was born in Owensboro, KY on March 27, 1977. She grew up in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Paxton, MA and attended Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA prior to attending Elon University in NC and earning her degree in Political Science in 1999. At Elon, Angela was the 1998 Homecoming Queen, President of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, a member of the Student Government Association and President of the Senior Class.
She was a huge fan of Bon Jovi, who made it a point to meet her after a show in 2010 when he learned of her illness.
She was also a huge fan of supporting other people and encouraging fellow cancer patients to keep fighting.
Preceded in death by her father, Kenneth E. Olsen, Angela is survived by her son, Tyler Kenneth Gomez, and his father, Allan Gomez of Raleigh; her mother, Vickie Olsen Michael, and Stepfather Bing Michael of Charlotte, NC; her brother, Eric Olsen of Harrisburg, NC; her aunt, Tammi Flynn (Sean Flynn) of Norwich, CT. Boyfriend, William Santa Rosa; as well as her extended family, many friends, and loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Grove UMC, 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life will immediately follow at the DeMacy home, 4204 Oakthorne Way, Raleigh 27613. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to help fight sarcoma by funding research and “The A-Team”: http://dccc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1435&pg=entry
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I worked with Angela and she has definitely been a treasured friend since then. i I used to call her Angelina and I loved her like a sister. I remember how my Mom would send grilled cheese sandwiches to her for lunch! Angie would put in her request and my Mom would send it right away! She was like family and we love and miss her. I miss singing and dancing with her at work and going to the mall to have lunch with her. Long after we were no longer working together we continued to have lunch and text and phone each other. I miss her so much and wish her family nothing but treasured memories. Tracy Pinto September 1, 2018 - 5:03 PM
Angela was beautiful,inside and out (a young Cindy Crawford look-alike is the way I will always remember her).She was the bravest person I know. Truly an amazing person and an inspiration to all. How lucky I am to have been able to call her my family.
Angela worked at my parents Subway around 1994 in Holden, MA. She was such a bright light having her there-my parents adored her immensely! We all did! Thanks to Facebook for letting me get back in touch with her. She was a beautiful angel. May God bless her and everyone who knew and loved her during this difficult time and always:heart:
We love you YaYa you are our world :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:
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I remember Angela as Tyler's beautiful mother- she was an incredible person. Words cannot describe her strength and the love she had for her son. I won't ever forget her postiveness, and fun prospective on life.
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