Myrtle Evelyn Gustafson

Female 1909 - 2017  (107 years)


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  • Name Myrtle Evelyn Gustafson  [1
    Born 28 Dec 1909  Buffalo, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Address Address:
    Thousand Oaks, California 
    Died 7 Jan 2017  Thousand Oaks, California (Thousand Oaks Healthcare) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I06701  Julie Batzloff
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2021 

    Father Martin J. Gustafson,   b. Abt 1870, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1940, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Clara Sophia Liljengren,   b. 23 Aug 1877, Askeryd, Jönköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1953, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F0909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ernest Olaf Olson,   b. 20 Oct 1910, ?? Mapes, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 2005, Ortega Park, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1938  [1
    Children 
     1. Karen Laraine Olson,   b. Private
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F3337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • https://www.obituare.com/myrtle-gustafson-olson-obituary-29048/

      Myrtle Gustafson-OlsonThousand Oaks, CAMyrtle Gustafson-Olson, 107, of Thousand Oaks, CA went home to be with the Lord on January 7th, 2017 at Thousand Oaks Healthcare where she had been a resident since August of 2008. Myrtle was a descendent of Swedish settlers who immigrated to Minnesota in the (not published anymore)

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      Myrtle Gustafson-Olson

      Thousand Oaks, CA

      Myrtle Gustafson-Olson, 107, of Thousand Oaks, CA went home to be with the Lord on January 7th, 2017 at Thousand Oaks Healthcare where she had been a resident since August of 2008.

      Myrtle was a descendent of Swedish settlers who immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s, inspired by the Homestead Act of 1862.

      Clara and Martin Gustafson, Myrtle's parents, raised seven children and settled in Buffalo, Minnesota, where Myrtle was born on December 28, 1909.

      Martin decided a life on the homestead did not suit him and he chose to become a barber. He and Clara moved to south Minneapolis, where Myrtle eventually joined him as an apprentice barber. For several years, father and daughter worked together in his shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis.

      One day, Ernie Olson walked past the barber shop and saw the lovely Myrtle inside. He decided he had to meet this beautiful woman, entered the shop and had a haircut. He then asked Martin for permission to court his daughter. They fell in love and Myrtle and Ernie were married in 1938, a union that lasted 67 years. Ernie and Myrtle loved to travel and lived in many different places, moving from Minneapolis MN to Williston, ND then on to Seattle, WA down to Simi Valley, CA and over to Hemet, CA. They eventually retired in Thousand Oaks, CA to be closer to their only daughter Karen.

      Myrtle was light hearted and had a witty sense of humor. When asked about her secret for longevity she was quick to respond "Believe in God". Her belief was so strong she could recite all the books of the bible. Myrtle is survived by her daughter Karen (husband Calvin), three granddaughters Kathie Bucaria (husband John), Sonja Essick (husband Paul), and Gretchen Kelly (husband Kevin) and 5 great grandchildren.

      A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on January 20th, 2017 at Pierce Brothers Mortuary in Westlake Village, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Thousand Oaks Healthcare for their care and dedication.
      Published in Ventura County Star on Jan. 15, 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S001826] Liljengren2002.FTW.
      Date of Import: Aug 10, 2002