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Obituary: Ralph Jay Olson

7/1/53 ~ 3/16/03

Ralph Jay Olson, 49, passed away at home March 16, 2003 from cancer.

Born July 1, 1953 to Chester E. and Mary Sutton Olson. Married Sheri Bryson and had 26 years together and had two children.

Ralph spent 19 years working for Delta Airlines. He could do anything he put his mind to, and did it well. He made his home a showcase. His final project was a beautiful hand carved bedroom set. He worked hard to stay fit and enjoyed being goalie on many soccer teams. He loved nature and hunting and always got his limit. He recently completed a lifelong dream to visit Australia.

Survived by his mother Mary; wife Sheri; children, Michael and Laura; brothers, Bruce and Dale (Jana). Preceded in death by his father Chester.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains will be donated to further cancer research. A tribute to his life will be held Friday, March 21, 1:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West So. Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) So. Jordan, UT where friends may call Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe.

Our special thanks to Dr. Kent

DiFiore, his staff; Dr. Michael Collins, Shauna Leonard, and IHC Hospice for helping him complete his life with dignity. Also special thanks to all my friends in the nursery at Cottonwood Hospital for allowing us time together to complete our memories and spend the end of his life together.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 941 East 3300 So. SLC, 84106.