Clarence Olsen

Clarence Olsen, class of 1938 died peacefully on January 2, 2013, with his children Erik Olsen and Linda Olsen Webber at his side, in Tualatin, Oregon.

He may be remembered as a chaperone, with his wife Marilynn (Roppel) Olsen (class of 1943), for the Molalla High School Band during field trips with Lynn Teadke in the 1970's.

Linda Olsen Webber, January 4, 2013

Clarence A. Olsen

December 8, 1923 – April 20, 2013

Clarence A. Olsen died in his sleep on January 4, 2013, with his children, Linda and Erik, by his bedside. He was born on May 4, 1919, in Marquam, Ore. to Gladys Ring Olsen and Olaf Olsen, the fourth of five children, and lived in Molalla most of his adult life.

He was married for 60 years to Marilyn Mary Roppel Olsen. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two sons, Clair and Jeffrey Olsen.

Clarence graduated from Molalla High School and served in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II, stationed in Hawaii. When he returned from the war, he was employed as a millwright at Crown Zellerbach, in West Linn for 35 years. He also worked a 50-acre farm in his spare time, including gardening and raising cattle.

After he retired, he was immersed in his hobby as a photographer and created some very artful and touching family video documentaries. He greatly enjoyed traveling with his wife to Spain, Hawaii, Mexico and Alaska.

In his last years, because of increasing physical disability, he lived at River Valley Landing in Tualatin.

He is survived by his son, Erik Olsen; daughter, Linda Olsen Webber; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friends, the Segoviano family of Molalla.

Reprinted from the on-line Molalla Pioneer, Published: 7/3/2013.