LAKE OSWEGO — Jean Delehanty Olson, 90, died Dec. 14 at Mary’s Woods. A private family service is being held at Gethsemane Cemetery in Portland. A celebration of her life will be scheduled later.

The eldest child born to Martha Kelly and Frank Delehanty on a farm near Omaha, Nebraska, she married Bill Olson in 1953. They moved to Portland, where they developed his practice as a physician. The couple were devout supporters of St. Therese Parish, Marycrest, Central Catholic and LaSalle high schools.

She was a competitive bridge player, played the organ and cheered for the Portland Trailblazers.

After her children, Mrs. Olson’s focus was living her faith and serving her community. She faithfully served on the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, was chair of the ACCW’s national convention in 1975 and held many roles in the local chapter including president (1978-80). She was named “Woman of Achievement” in 2000. She spearheaded the St. Therese Women’s Association, served as a Lector at Mass, was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Women’s Guild and supported Catholic Charities and the Providence Hospital Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William R. Olson, Portland, and her parents, Frank and Martha, and brother-in-law Dr. Gerard Glenn.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Glenn of Reno, NV, her six children, Mary Therese Elliott, Kathleen (Steve) Dolezal, and Michelle (Steve) Weber, all living in Portland, Margaret (Tom) Wrightman of Bend, Timothy (Barb) Olson of Pullman, WA, and Michael (Kathy) Olson of Camas, WA, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s honor to Catholic Charities.