Born in Ogden, Utah October 5, 1935. Parents Josephine and Gilbert Olson.\n\nWas a real cowboy, on a horse before he could walk. Was a rodeo cowboy and was a champion Bulldogger. \n\nKorean war veteran who loved his country and took pride in his service.\n\nOccupations included truck driving, bee-keeping, and was a journeyman plumber, pipe-fitter and welder. Was known professionally for his welding skill and was often requested on jobs because they knew his welds would pass inspection the first time. \n\nHobbies included fishing, he loved to fish and was a skilled fly-fisherman. He was a master wood-carver and won several state and regional awards. He was a teacher of woodcarving and several students have enjoyed learning from him. \n\nHe loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking and camping, especially with his sweetheart. \nMarried Annette Wood in 1981. They had lots of fun square dancing and traveling the West in their trailer. \n\nPreceded in death by parents, brother, 3 children and 1 step-son. Survived by sister Jeanette Fife, spouse Annette Olson and 6 children and 3 step-children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.\n\nA viewing will take place on Saturday December 9, 2023 at West Jordan Oquirrh Stake Center from 10:00 - 10:45 am, 5208 West Cyclamen Way, West Jordan, Utah. Funeral services will be the same day at the church beginning at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Elysian Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, Utah.