Larry Karl Olsen

6 Jan 1954 - 3 Oct 1972

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Larry Karl Olsen

6 Jan 1954 - 3 Oct 1972
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Larry Karl Olsen (1954-72) was a graduate of Westbury High School in Southwest Houston (1971). He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for one year (1971-72), and then took time off to earn money preparatory to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On 3 O
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Larry Karl Olsen

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Son of Bennie L. & Lydia B.
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Laralee

June 8, 2011
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June 8, 2011

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The Mission of Larry Karl Olsen

Contributor: Laralee Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Larry Karl Olsen (1954-72) was a graduate of Westbury High School in Southwest Houston (1971). He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for one year (1971-72), and then took time off to earn money preparatory to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On 3 October 1972, Larry was involved in a fatal traffic accident in New Orleans when his motorcycle was struck by an automobile. Police on the scene found the name “Curtis Farmer” in Larry’s wallet, along with an address and telephone number in Houston. Larry and Curtis had gone to high school together. A message was relayed to Curtis at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Curtis, along with roommate and fellow high school student Robert Smith, drove together to the funeral in Louisiana. Curtis was impressed by the funeral oration. Larry’s parents – Ben and Lydia Olsen – asked the LDS missionaries in Huntsville to pay a call on Curtis to see if he might be interested in hearing more about the Latter-day Saint Gospel. In the interim, Curtis’ father – James Ray Farmer – passed away on 30 October 1972. Curtis was baptized into the LDS Church in January 1973, and served a mission for the Church 1975-77. A portion of his mission was paid for by the Olsen family. Thus, even in death, Larry was able to serve as a missionary, and his friend Curtis vicariously carried out Larry’s two-year dream.

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1954
Larry Karl Olsen was born on 6 Jan 1954
Larry Karl Olsen was 10 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
1963
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Larry Karl Olsen died on 3 Oct 1972 at the age of 18
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