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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  • Bennie L. Olsen
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  • Lydia B. Olsen
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The Mission of Larry Karl Olsen

Contributor: Laralee Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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.

Life timeline of Larry Karl Olsen

1954
Larry Karl Olsen was born on 6 Jan 1954
Larry Karl Olsen was 10 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Larry Karl Olsen died on 3 Oct 1972 at the age of 18
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