Annie Rose Lyon, born Lee Ann Olson, devoted mother and grandmother, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 after her courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Madison on June 14, 1958, to Harold and Helen (Berkan) Olson. She grew up in Oregon, WI and attended the University of MN before dedicating her life to raising her children and grandchildren.
Annie followed her heart throughout her life and wasn’t afraid of change or trying something new. She studied reiki and loved crafting homemade soaps and jewelry. Annie had a strong belief in the symbolism of the circle. She believed no one person is more prominent than any other, and the circular shape represents the continuous pattern of life and death, the path of the sun and moon and the strength of the family unit.
Annie enjoyed cooking, reading (Harry Potter and Stephen King novels were a few of her favorites), fires under the stars, the Indigo Girls, and scary movies. She was a huge fan of baseball and although the Brewers were her favorite team, she would watch all baseball for her love of the game. Annie had many passions and interests, but nothing compared to her love for her children, grandchildren, and dogs. She loved caring for them, attending school concerts, watching their sporting events, and dance recitals. She was warm, thoughtful, honest, caring, and an accepting woman with a beautiful heart. She treated friends as family.
Annie is survived by three children, Jacob Aasve, Jordan (Matthew) Inda and Jon (Kristen) Aasve; five grandchildren, Ava and Andrew Aasve, and Tatum, Reese, and Mason Inda, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Kathleen Christopherson and brother-in-law, John Christopherson.
A celebration of her life will be announced for later this summer. Communication to follow. All will be welcomed to attend, speak, say goodbye and celebrate the memory of a truly amazing woman.