WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Helen S. Oleson, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Rye Brook. She was 92.
Oleson was born Nov. 9, 1922, in White Plains, to William and Ella Scofield.
She graduated from White Plains High School in 1940. She graduated from New York University in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in government.
She married Charles J. Oleson on July 20, 1945.
She worked for Equitable Life Insurance Company in New York City in the group annuities department.
She was a member of the Woman's Club of White Plains for more than 74 years, where she served multiple leadership roles, including as president from 1968-70. She also served as president of the College Club of White Plains and the Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary School PTA.
Oleson was a longtime member of the Westchester Hills Golf Club. She was a member of the Ridgeview Congregational Church and the Church in the Highlands.
In her free time, she was an avid reader and an accomplished bridge player.
Oleson is survived by a son, Richard C. Oleson (Debra); her daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Oleson; her three grandchildren, William S. Oleson Jr. (Helen), Katherine O. Frano (Steven), and Evan W. Oleson (Emily Porter); as well as her two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Jack.
She was predeceased by her husband and a son, William S. Oleson.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave., White Plains.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church in the Highlands, 35 Bryant Ave., White Plains.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woman's Club of White Plains, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605.
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