Barbara Hanna Olson

Profile Updated: May 27, 2009
Residing In Cary, NC USA
Spouse/Significant Other Carl Olson
Occupation (Include "from" if Retired) retired teacher and school administrator
Children (+ "grands" & "greatgrands") Jonathan (Jon) was born November 1967. He is married to Kim Phinizy from Goldsboro and they have twin More…daughters, Hanna and Camille. Needless to say, these girls are special and are truly identical--even now at almost ten.

Laura was born August 1969. She is married to Jeff Parker from Garner and they have a four-year old son, Becton Olson Parker. Bec is a real joy and quite different from the girls. "Grands" are God's greatest invention!

I graduated from Erskine College and worked in Christian Education in Columbia, SC until I married Carl. We moved to Western PA where we lived for 8 years. Both children were born during that time. I started teaching elementary music in PA and continued when we returned to NC in 1974. I even taught in good old Gastonia for 3 years. We moved to Raleigh in 1977 for Carl to return to school at NCSU and we have been here ever since. I returned to grad school at NCSU in 1989 and got an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction in 1991. The 90s saw me move from teaching to administration in both Wake County and Durham Public Schools. I retired from the public sector in 2004 and finished my career as principal of Faith Lutheran School in Raleigh. I finally managed to completely retire in January 2007. About time!
Carl is now retired and we somehow stay very busy. Travel is part of each year. We went to Rome and Israel in November 2008 and plan to go to Austria and Slovakia this smmer. Vienna and Salzburg are "my" parts of this trip. I want to finally see where the musicians I have played all these years lived. Carl's maternal ancestors were from eastern Slovakia, so he wants to look up some relatives. This should be interesting! By the tme we get to the reunion we should have some tales to tell!
I'm looking forward to reading about everybody else. If you're in the Raleigh area, look me up!

Barbara's Latest Interactions

Sep 16, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Jun 27, 2018 at 11:04 AM

How fast the years fly! Hope you have a great birthday. We are fine and hope the same is true for you. We seldom come to Gastonia any more. If you get down our way let us know and we can plan to get together.

Sep 16, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Sep 16, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Sep 16, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Jul 05, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Did this on Facebook, but never got to this site. Hope you had a great birthday! They surely do seem to come quickly anymore.

Barbara Hanna Olson added a comment on Profile.
Jul 04, 2014 at 8:06 AM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Carl and I enjoy all the grandkids.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM
This is the whole family at Mother's Day.