Elizabeth Edna “Betty” Olsen, 76, of Rockland died at her home April 10, 2010, after a period of failing health.

Betty was born Dec. 2, 1933, to Wallace A. Feyler and Vera (Morse) Feyler. She grew up in Thomaston and attended local schools. She was a graduate of Girls High in Boston, Mass., class of 1949. She married Larry K. Olsen in 1979, and they were married for 30 years.

She was an avid writer, and loved to write stories. Her hobbies also included playing computer games, as her computer was her companion, as well as crossword puzzles and crypto quips, and other great fun activities. She also enjoyed chatting with her grandchildren via Facebook.

Betty owned and operated Pine Ridge Ceramics, with her husband, Larry. She gave classes locally and sold blueberry wear to local gift shops.

She was also very active in her community. She was a former worthy grand matron, Grace Chapter 93, of Thomaston, and a many-year member of the Eastern Star and Shrine Ladies. She published two books, “Blood Flow” and “A to Z Kids.”

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Dot Moulaison; and her stepfather, William Johnston.

She is survived by her husband, Larry K. Olsen, of Rockland; her daughters, Lura Robinson and her husband, Amoe, of Friendship, Cheryl Ann Rister of Oceanside, Calif., Lori A. Dodge of Camden and Shani Olsen of Rockland; her sons, Johnnie James of Warren and Robert James of Rockland; her stepson, Raymond Olsen of Escondido, Calif., 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her brothers, Robert Feyler and his wife, Eleanor, of St. Albans, Fla., and Richard Feyler and his wife, Betsy, of Warren; her sister, Margaret Libby of Union; and a special niece, Heather Olsen of Florida.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a sharing of memories at noon, at the Hall & Bibber Funeral Home, 78 Main St. in Thomaston. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road in Augusta.

Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Condolences may be expressed to the family through hallbibber@myfairpoint.net. Arrangements are with the Hall & Bibber Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Thomaston.