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Carolyn "Carol" Ann (Olson) Silvius

Carolyn “Carol” Ann Silvius, 67, of Silt, passed away Nov. 30, 2008, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.

Carol was born Feb. 20, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa. She was adopted at an early age by Rev. Herbert M. and Esther D. (Peterson) Olson in Boxholm, Iowa. They moved to Two Harbors, Minn. in 1952, where she graduated from high school. She attended Lutheran Bible College and earned her associates degree at University of Minnesota.

She married Jerry W. Silvius Jan. 18, 1963. The ceremony was performed by Carol’s dad in Aspen, where they then made their home. She worked for a time as a registered nurse at Aspen Valley Hospital.



Carol was a road deputy for Garfield County and worked for the district attorney’s office, sheriff’s department, and dispatched for many police, fire and ambulance departments in the valley. Carol retired in June of 2006 from her position as the MSAG Coordinator for the E911 system in Garfield County.

Carol loved the outdoors. She and Jerry skied Snowmass Mountain before it had ski lifts (they used a helicopter). Carol enjoyed gardening, cooking, ranching, helping others, her friends, road trips and her children and grandchildren.



Carol is survived by sons Vince (Sam) Silvius and Victor Silvius; sisters Lynette Swanson and Lynette “Netta” Jacoby; niece Steph (Terry) Harlan and their children, Chelsea and Austin; nephews Daryl (Candee) Olson and Danny Olson; grandchildren Vaughn Jerry and Vanson Karl Silvius; and many loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her adopted brother, Jerry Olson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Carol Silvius Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle. Interment will follow immediately at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle. The family is inviting all to a potluck gathering after the service at their ranch in Silt. Bring your mud boots.

Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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