Susan “Grace” Olsen went “Onward and Upward” to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at the age of 67.
Susan was born March 21, 1949 in Bellingham to Madaline and Robert Dusenbery. She grew up in Whatcom County and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1967. Susan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Minnesota. She was employed by HCJB “Heralding Christ Jesus Blessing” and worked in a variety of ways including scouting out resources and fundraising for a needed hospital expansion in Quito, Ecuador.
Due to health issues, Susan retired from HCJB and returned to Bellingham. She began the non-profit “Project Ninevah” whose mission was to deliver the gospel of John to every residence in Bellingham. Susan walked through each neighborhood completing the mission in four years. She loved sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone she met and made a difference in so many lives. We will miss her wonderful sense of humor and testimony of persevering under trial.
Susan was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by brother, Matthew Dusenbery; sister, Becky Peterson; cousins, Pam Kaufman and Ann Greer; family members and many friends. Susan was an active member of Immanuel Bible Church. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
The graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1:00 pm at Immanuel Bible Church. Reception will follow.
Donations in Susan’s name may be made to Immanuel Bible Church or Team Julia, 2000 West North, Bellingham WA. 98225. Thank you to the compassionate caregivers at Avamere and Hospice, who helped Susan in her final months of life.
- Date & Time: Dec 19, 2016 (No Time)
- Venue: Woodlawn Cemetery
- Location: 5977 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
- Date & Time: Jan 07, 2017 (No Time)
- Venue: Immanuel Bible Church
- Location: 2000 West North St Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)