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Life Story / Obituary
Remembering Natasha Olsen
November 11, 1982 – January 28, 2018
Natasha (Markham) Olsen of Saginaw peacefully passed away on January 28, 2019 at the age of 36, while surrounded by her family.
Natasha was born on November 11, 1982 in Petoskey, MI. She married Bryce House in 2005 and was divorced 2015. She married Glenn Olsen in Interlochen on August 18, 2018.
Natasha is survived by her husband Glenn Olsen and son Ryder Olsen; parents Timothy and Cynthia (Spohn) Markham; sister Brittani (Markham) and Daron Klooster with children Danea, Kaden, and Lincoln; brother Seth and Megan Markham with children Emmett and Ellis; sister Kali Markham; and brother Israel Markham. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clifford Markham, and her grandmother, Joyce (Ayers) Spohn.
Natasha grew up in Boyne City, and moved to Traverse City at age 10. After meeting Glenn Olsen, they moved to Saginaw to start their family. Her son, Ryder, was the realization of her lifelong dream, and her answer to prayer, of having children.
Much of Natasha’s life was spent involved in the ministries of Living Waters Church and Redeeming Grace Church. She led worship, preached, and worked with the children on a regular basis. She was everyone’s favorite preacher because she always handed out candy or cookies when she preached. The children loved her enthusiasm and creativity. She loved her nature walks, which made her feel close to God.
Natasha was an incredibly creative and talented dreamer. She wrote many songs, published numerous books, created online videos, and did anything she could to encourage the people around her. She was one of the most kind and selfless people you would ever meet. She loved her friends and family deeply. Her connections were deep and meaningful.
A public viewing will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Mt. Zion Family Worship Center, with a public memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family.