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Ken Olsen passed away at Highland Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., on March 28, 2010, at the age of 69 after a short but difficult fight with cancer.
Ken was born in Boise, on Aug.30, 1940, to Jean and Theodore Olsen.
Memorial service is under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home, 1200 Cloverdale Road, Boise, ID. A potluck reception will follow immediately after the service. on Saturday, April 10, at the Pioneer Cemetery in Horseshoe Bend.
Ken is survived by his wife, Diane Olsen, his three children, Tonya, David, and Kerry; and stepchildren, Tony, Veronica, and Ysabel, his sister, Lee Hart, his grandchildren, Andreha, Stefanie, Cody, Colton, Kade and Mikela, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken lived in Horseshoe Bend his younger years, and then moved with his family to Star for a couple years before moving to Parma, where he attended and graduated from Parma High School in 1958.
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After his enlistment in the Army, Ken married Jerrie and had three children: Tonya, David and Kerry.
While raising his family, Ken worked as a truck driver for NACA, then as a logger before moving to Nevada where he worked at a gold mine for a short period of time where he received worker of the year.
Eventually, Ken made his way back to Idaho where he married Diane on May 15, 1999.
Ken was very passionate and caring towards all of his family and friends. He loved to socialize and met almost daily for coffee with his friends. He never missed an opportunity to get together with his family and friends to socialize especially when there was food involved.
If a day went by that Ken didn’t hear from one of his children or sister, he would call on them to make sure they were okay.
Ken loved his family dearly and would always make sure that he knew what was going on with each of them.
Ken’s passion was cars. He loved vintage cars and loved to talk shop with anyone that would listen. This served him well as he opened his own car dealership in Payette.
He loved to attend the car auctions and wheel and deal as he referred to it.
Ken also had a very generous heart and never turned anyone away that needed his help. One year during the holidays, a family in need fell behind on their rent. Instead of evicting the family, Ken brought them bags of groceries and encouragement. It was this kind of generosity that was so giving of Ken that made people respect and love him.
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