Volume 9, Number 3 - April 9, 2009
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Pete Olson of Big Piney, passed away Monday evening March 30, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs. He was 77 years old.
Pete was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Big Piney to Arnold and Lena Olson. He completed his formal schooling in Big Piney and graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting in 1954. He married the love of his life Anne Radakovich June 6, 1955, in Pinedale. Together they ran their ranch and raised their family of five children.
Pete was a former president of the Green River Valley Cattleman’s Association, a member of the Upper Green River Cattleman’s Association, Sublette County Planning and Zoning Board, The Hospital Board and served on the District 9 School Board in Big Piney for nine years.
He enjoyed rock hunting, fishing and sports of all kinds. He was a strong supporter of the Big Piney Punchers’ athletic programs and he loved to attend sports and events at the high school when his children were participating. He dearly loved his family and life on the ranch. A good horse was his pride and joy.
He is survived by his wife Anne, children Stan and Cara Olson of Big Piney, Joe and Lori Olson of Upton, Julie and Brian Sheets of Powell and Sally and Kevin Morse of Cheyenne; and five grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and son Jim Olson.
A graveside funeral service was held Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at the Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. A celebration of Pete’s life followed the service at the Marbleton Senior Center. Father Lucas K. Simango of St. Anne’s Catholic Church conducted the services.
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