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Maureen Olofson

May 27, 1928 — July 20, 2023


Maureen Olofson, 95, of Ogallala, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant.

Maureen was born May 27, 1928, at Bishop's Stortford, England, to Ernest Alfred and Dorothy Redall (Watson) Pavitt. She received her education in England, where she attended a private school owned by the Bishop of London. Maureen was a survivor of the WWII bombings of London in the early 1940s. 

Maureen would meet and marry Darrell Olofson, whose military service had brought him to London. Maureen moved from England in 1955, and on February 5, 1955, she and Darrell were married. The couple made their home on a ranch south of Arnold, Nebraska.

Moving from Central-North London to a house in the Nebraska Sandhills with no running water was a formidable adjustment for Maureen, but she came to appreciate the unique beauty of her life. Maureen and Darrell were blessed with four children. Most recently, Maureen had been making her home in Ogallala to be closer to family.

Maureen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Darrell.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie (Ted) Young of North Platte; sons, Steve (Iris) Olofson of Ogallala, Michael (Natividad) Olofson, Brent (Kim) Olofson of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Val Atkins; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her beloved dog Bo, along with many other relatives and friends.

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Graveside services and inurnment will be Monday, July 24, 2023, at 1:00 CT in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements. 


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Graveside for Maureen Olofson

Monday, July 24, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Fort McPherson National Cemetery

, Maxwell, NE 69151

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