Loismary Hayes Olson was taken to her heavenly home on July 19, 2012. She was born to the late George and Amanda Hayes on Jan. 28, 1920, in Carl Junction, Mo.
Loismary is survived by her son Joe Vilbig (Mary) of Fort Myers and daughters Victoria Garrison of Fort Myers and Nola Francis of Sanibel as well as six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George Olson and eight brothers and sisters.
She raised her family in Aurora, Ill., and was active in real estate sales and management before moving to Sanibel in 1983 where she and her husband were avid shell collectors. A real people person, Loismary worked part time in her daughter's gift shop, the Sanpiper of Sanibel, where she charmed visitors from all over the world with her delightful whistling and unforgettable smile.
Her real legacy is the inspiration, humor, creativity, strength, wisdom and love she has given to the family and friends who treasure her so deeply. It is with gratitude, love and admiration that we bid her goodbye for now.
A private family memorial gathering is planned. Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900.