Elizabeth Gahagan Olszewski, age 65, of Fairbanks passed away on May 27th, 2019 of natural causes with her husband Stan by her side. Elizabeth was born in Portsmouth, VA on Oct. 6th, 1953. One day she met her soon to be husband Stan and on October 5th, 1979 they got married in Portsmouth, VA where she had grown up. In 1983 Stan and Elizabeth made their way to Alaska and settled themselves in Fairbanks where they lived for the next 36 years. Elizabeth became a teacher and taught many students over the years. Enjoying encouraging and enriching young minds until the day she retired. She influenced many people with her joyful, positive way of life even before and after she retired from teaching.
Elizabeth will be dearly missed and remembered by all that knew her joyful ways. Nothing can hurt her and she is safe in God’s hands forever. She is survived by her Mom Barbara Gahagan of Virginia Beach, VA, her brother Jimmy Gahagan of Richmond, VA, her husband Stanley Igor Olszewski of Fairbanks, brothers-in-law Albert (Sherry) Olszewski, Mishawaka, IN, Paul (Sherry) Olszewski, Millitai, HI and sister-in-law Mary Ann (Alberto) Olszewski of Knots Island, VA. Elizabeth is preceded in death by her father James Gahagan, Grandmother Matilda Dashiel, Sister Victoria and parents Noel and Bobby Hewitt.