Lawrence (Larry) N. Olson, 64, a former resident of Burns, died on Feb. 8 in Albany.

Larry was born in Burns on April 21, 1948 to Vernon A. Olson and Norma Jean Vignery-Olson.

Larry grew up in Burns and started his family in Harney County. Larry had many jobs in Harney County, whatever work he could find to help his young wife support their growing family. He worked as a farm hand and on the railroad. He also worked at the Burns Police Department while in training to be a police officer in the mid-1970s.  Larry left Burns at the end of the 70s when he was in his early 30s.

Larry was an avid outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting and camping, but his true passion was trapping and fishing. Larry became a commercial fisherman later on in life. He fished on a boat on the northern coast and later fished on a boat out of Newport.

Larry was a loving father, and enjoyed spending time with his first grandson, Tanner.

Larry is survived by two daughters, Abba Forest of Warrenton and Katie Dale of Klamath Falls; sister, Kristin Lee; two brothers, Bud and Brian Olson of Albany; two sons-in-law; and one grandson.

Larry was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lawrence E. Olson and Abba M. Olson of Burns; his maternal grandparents, Noel Vignery and Viola Vignery; his parents, Vernon A. Olson and Norma  Jean Olson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Fishermen’s  Memorial in Newport.


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