Grace Ellis Olson, 87, of Elmwood Park, a former longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Sept. 3, 2010. A respected and much-loved teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School, after retiring, she donated her time to the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest.

Grace Olson is survived by her son, Jon (Melissa); and her granddaughter, Elizabeth. She leaves many good friends, and she will be remembered by them and her family.

Private family services will be held next month. Memorial contributions may be made to the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest, P.O. Box 771, Oak Park 60303 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by Olson Funeral Home in Chicago, 773-774-3333.

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