ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Anna Gunhild Malmstrom, 63, born on October 14, 1904 and passed away on May 10, 1968. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2020
Remembering Mom on the day of her passing. And thinking about how lucky I was to have you for a mom. In talking to a friend at a class reunion, we shared memories about our parents, who had all come over from Sweden and would get together often and speak Swedish. And we remembered how you upheld all the Swedish traditions. Miss you Mom.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2019
Ed and I were just talking about you and how good you were at growing things. I was looking at all his flowers and plants and told him that he must have inherited your gift of knowing how to grow things and keep your plants healthy. Not just flowers, but veggies too -- you and Dad always had such a wonderful garden. I remember you working in the kitchen canning garden veggies, and even some blackberries and blueberries that you had picked 
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mom. 
Posted by Carol Olson on May 12, 2019
Praise God for Mother's gentle hand
and love we cannot understand
Praise him who sent us from above
the blessings of a Mother's love.  ..........Author Unknown
Happy Mother's Day in Heaven, Mom
Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2019
This candle is for Mom on the anniversary of her passing fifty-one years ago, at the age of sixty-three -- gone too soon, and forever missed.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2018
Lighting a candle in loving memory of Mom, on the day of her birth.
Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2018
Still missing you Mom, even after 50 years. I can’t help thinking of all the things you missed – all the things you never possessed. You never had many material possessions but that never bothered you. You were so happy with what you had, and you were so proud to be an American citizen. You loved your home and appreciated everything you had, especially your garden in the back yard. How beautiful your flowers were! You also got to know and enjoy a beautiful granddaughter that you loved more than anything. Wish you could have known your two grandsons too, as well as your great-granddaughter – but it was not to be. It happened so fast. You became ill and bravely faced all the surgeries and treatments you had to go through – and then you were gone. But your memory will never die, it lives on in the hearts of all who knew you. Love you, Mom
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2017
One of my biggest regrets is that you never got to know your only great grandchild, Lauren. She just started college and you would be so proud of her -- you would have loved her, just as you loved and enjoyed her mother for six years. I like to think that you are their special angel, looking out for both of them now. Your memory will never die.
Posted by Carol Olson on May 14, 2017
A flower for Mom, who could grow flowers better than anybody I ever knew. She had what is known as a "green thumb" -- people would give her their almost dead plants and she could bring them back to life after some of her tender loving care. She had a very hard childhood and knew what it was to take care of the few possessions she had. She came to this country as a young adult and never forgot to be grateful for everything she had here; she truly was proud to be an American. She also taught us to be appreciate all that we had. As a mother myself I can now see that the very best things I had were a good mother and father. Thanks, Mom.
Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2016
After all this time I still wish I could pick up the phone and we could talk for a while, like we used to. Missing you and remembering how you loved your garden, especially the beautiful flowers you used to grow. 
Happy mother's day, Mom.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2015
Remembering my mom on the anniversary of her birth. Miss you mom; love you forever and wish you were here.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2014
Wish you were here for your birthday, Mom. I still remember how much you appreciated your birthday presents. You had so few material things in your short lifetime but yet you were always happy. That's because you knew what was truly important in this life. Miss you, Mom.
       “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”
                                       Philippians 1:3
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2013
This candle is for my mother on the anniversary of her birth. She was one of the strongest bravest people I have ever known and made the world a much better place in the short time she was here. Miss you, Mom.
Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2013
This candle is for you Mom. You were my confidant and best friend--I still wish I could pick the phone and we could talk the way we used to. Thanks for the overwhelming love you gave when I became a mother too. Wish you could have known all your beautiful grandchildren, but I know you are up there watching over them all--our very own guardian angel.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2012
Today is your birthday, Mom. You’ve been gone for 44 years but the memories of you are stronger than ever. Wish you could have been here to see your grandchildren grow up--you would have loved and enjoyed them and they would have loved the sweet person that you were. Miss you Mom!
Posted by Carol Olson on May 13, 2012
Missing you Mom, especially on Mother's Day.
Love you forever,
Carol
Posted by Carol Olson on May 12, 2012
In memory I see again
A garden I still love…
My mother’s flower garden
With blue of skies above.

I would not forget the sweet peas,
Nor Morning Glories twined round the door
In my mother’s old-fashioned garden
The garden that grows no more.

Yet in memory its fragrance lingers
Its beauty will always last
As I dream of Mother’s garden…
Cherished memories of the past.

               .......Author unknown

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Posted by Carol Olson on May 10, 2020
Remembering Mom on the day of her passing. And thinking about how lucky I was to have you for a mom. In talking to a friend at a class reunion, we shared memories about our parents, who had all come over from Sweden and would get together often and speak Swedish. And we remembered how you upheld all the Swedish traditions. Miss you Mom.
Posted by Carol Olson on October 14, 2019
Ed and I were just talking about you and how good you were at growing things. I was looking at all his flowers and plants and told him that he must have inherited your gift of knowing how to grow things and keep your plants healthy. Not just flowers, but veggies too -- you and Dad always had such a wonderful garden. I remember you working in the kitchen canning garden veggies, and even some blackberries and blueberries that you had picked 
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mom. 
Posted by Carol Olson on May 12, 2019
Praise God for Mother's gentle hand
and love we cannot understand
Praise him who sent us from above
the blessings of a Mother's love.  ..........Author Unknown
Happy Mother's Day in Heaven, Mom
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Memorial Day remembered

Shared by Carol Olson on May 31, 2020
Today is Memorial Day, Mom, and I am remembering how we all walked uptown to watch the parade.Then we’d come home and have a picnic.I remember how you and Dad always planted flowers at all the final resting places of loved ones who had passed on.Ed and I always liked to go out with you and see all the beautiful “decorations,” and we always called it “Decoration Day.”

Bravery

Shared by Carol Olson on October 14, 2018

I will always remember the day you found out that you had cancer.  We were all in a state of shock and unbelief but you -- you were the brave one.  You endured surgeries and endless treatments, always with a brave smile and good spirits.  Your attitude was "I am going to beat this!"  "I am going to know my grandchildren!"   And you made it for five more years and during that time we all witnessed what a very strong person you were.  Heaven is now a better place, with you in it --  Miss you Mom.

Turn Again to Life

Shared by Carol Olson on October 14, 2016
Turn Again To Life If I should die and leave you here a while,
be not like others sore undone,
who keep long vigil by the silent dust.
For my sake turn again to life and smile,
nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
something to comfort other hearts than thine.
Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine
and I perchance may therein comfort you. Mary Lee Hall