Lila Mae Samuelson, 82, Crescent City, died March 10, 2001, in Crescent City.

She was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Benson, Minn. She lived her early years in Bellingham, Wash., and moved to Del Norte County in 1958.

During her later years, she lived at the Crescent City Convalescent Home.

She attended Smith River Baptist Church and was a lifetime Elks Lodge widow member.

Survivors are children Michelle Lee Samuelsen-Smith of Crescent City; Carolyn A. Samuelsen-Davis of Yuba City, Calif.; David M. Samuelsen and Thomas A. Samuelsen, both of Modesto, Calif.; Bobbie Wiltfong of Loomis, Calif.; Merna Clark of Ferndale, Wash.; Leonard LaPlante of Redmond; friend Ruth Anderson Clay and her son Rick Lee Henderson; brother Dale Harriman of Crescent City.

Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her husband Olaf Samuelsen; brother Duane Harriman; sisters Mildred Davis and Dorothy Little.

Family and friends are invited to a blessing of the grave on Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at the Smith River District Cemetery.

A fellowship at Smith River Baptist Church will immediately follow the blessing.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wiers Mortuary Chapel, Crescent City.