Carolyn Suzanne (Olson) Canfield, 80, died on July 17. Carolyn was a graduate of Marshall University High (1951) and St. Olaf College (1955). She married mathematician Roger Pederson and moved to New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh and Palo Alto, Calif., and then returned to the Twin Cities in 1974.
Carolyn worked at Luther Seminary (1977-79) and was executive secretary to the president of Augsburg College (1980-1997). A one-time amateur actress, Carolyn will be remembered for her dramatic flair, her love of music and her joyful energy, always ready to “gussy-up” for a good time.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dale Canfield and Osgood Magnuson, and brother Douglas Olson. She is survived by her children, Deborah Pederson (Phil Dow) and Mark Pederson (Min Kim); four grandchildren; and brother, David Olson.
A memorial service was held July 23 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.