Bobbie Bynum Olsen

Published 3:29 pm Monday, May 2, 2016

Mrs. Bobbie Bynum Olsen, 84, of Bermuda Run, and formerly Orleans, Mass., died Friday, April 29, 2016 at Bermuda Village.

She was born April 16, 1932 in Alabama to the late David King and Rachel Wright Bynum.

Mrs. Olsen is preceded in death by: her husband, Herbert Olsen; and sister, Mary Moore.

Survivors: her son, David Olsen and wife Diane of Lewisville; daughter, Dr. Lisa Kirkland and husband Daniel of Bel Air, Md.; 5 grandchildren, Emma Rose, Sophie and Benjamin Olsen and Alexander and Nicholas Kirkland; sister, Marie Saint and husband Vance of Scottsboro, Ala.; 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth Olsen Johnson and husband Axel and Vickie Olsen Michael and husband Bing; and numerous extended family.

She and Herbert were married for 58 years. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as an insurance agent until her retirement. Throughout her life, she was known for her generosity, volunteering time and energy with several organizations on Cape Cod, Mass. and most recently in North Carolina. She enjoyed gardening, baking, figure skating, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with family and friends.

A memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Bermuda Village, with the Rev. Paula Northrup officiating and a reception following.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; Habitat for Humanity, 341 Witt St., Winston-Salem, 27103; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.