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Barbara Ledbetter, ’65. 1947-2012


Barbara (Ledbetter) Olsen, 65 of Maricopa, Arizona, passed away on September 30, 2012. 


She was born in Fullerton, CA on May 28, 1947. Barbara grew up in the Fullerton Alliance Church where she was baptized. She attended Simpson Bible College in San Francisco 1965-1967 where she met her husband, David Olsen. 


Barbara ministered as a pastor's wife for 26 years. She was a music teacher at St. Paul's Catholic School and the Maricopa after school program. She worked for The Salvation Army in Olathe KS and Maricopa, AZ. She played the organ and sang in the choir at First Baptist Church in Maricopa. 


Barb is survived by her husband Rev. David Olsen, her 6 children (Todd, Amber, Heather, Brandon, Michael and Andrew), 16 grandchildren, her mother (Lavon Ledbetter) and 3 sisters (Jan, Carol and Anita). 


A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Maricopa, 18705 N. John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ 85139; 520-568-2272.


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See Barbara's '65 senior portrait in OUR PICTURES, THEN AND NOW, too.