Robert Marvin Olsen

29 Jun 1931 - 20 Feb 1999

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Robert Marvin Olsen

29 Jun 1931 - 20 Feb 1999
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From Deseret News archives: Obituary: Robert Marvin Olsen ''Bob'' Published: Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 12:00 a.m. MST Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away after suffering 14 long years with Parkinson's Disease, peacefully succumbing from complications due to pneumon

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Robert Marvin Olsen


Larkin Sunset Gardens

1702 E 10600 S
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

Mary Lou

July 6, 2013


June 22, 2013

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Obituary - Robert Marvin Olsen

Contributor: Mary Lou Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

From Deseret News archives: Obituary: Robert Marvin Olsen ""Bob"" Published: Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 12:00 a.m. MST Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away after suffering 14 long years with Parkinson's Disease, peacefully succumbing from complications due to pneumonia, after returning to Our Heavenly Father on February 20, 1999. Bob was born June 29, 1931, to Mable Irene Flowers and James Fredrick Olsen in Salt Lake City, Utah.Bob's greatest passion was being with family, friends, and enjoying the great outdoors. Our fondest memories will be of our fishing, hunting, and water skiing trips. A man of great love, compassion, and understanding, always ready to lend a listening ear and a hug. Having a talent to turn sorrow into laughter by his teasing personality. We will truly miss him. Bob served four years as a U.S. Marine. He was a general contractor by trade for over 40 years and was a member of the LDS Church. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty Dean Rich; two sons, Marv (Chris), Randy (Pam); daughter, Holly (Ted) Logan; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson; two sisters, Vera Spiking, and Doris (Stephen) Ellis; brother, Leon (Shirley) Olsen; sister-in-law, Rita Olsen. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Fred, sister Irene (Wes) West, grandson Adam. Funeral services Wednesday, February 24, 12 noon, Holladay 8th Ward, 5450 South Holladay Blvd. Friends and family may call at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., and also at the ward on Wednesday, one hour prior. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 585-2354.

Life timeline of Robert Marvin Olsen

Robert Marvin Olsen was born on 29 Jun 1931
Robert Marvin Olsen was 14 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Robert Marvin Olsen was 24 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Robert Marvin Olsen was 34 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Robert Marvin Olsen was 47 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Robert Marvin Olsen was 58 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Robert Marvin Olsen died on 20 Feb 1999 at the age of 67
Grave record for Robert Marvin Olsen (29 Jun 1931 - 20 Feb 1999), BillionGraves Record 4375316 Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States