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a. Note:   N132 Gordon Olsen was a good friend of my mother Virginia DeValska, along with her favorite cousin Malcolm, Gordon'd brother. He lived at: 233 N. Valle Vista #623 in Mesa, AZ 85123 for a time and later returned to Oregon where he had family.
  Here is his obituary (Medford Mail Tribune 9/26/00) as received from Ron Olsen:
  Gordon Roger Olsen
  The funeral Mass for Gordon Roger Olsen will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford. The Rev. Liam Cary will officiate. The graveside service will follow in Memory Gardens Memorial Park.
  Mr Olsen, 84, of Medford, died Saturday (Sept. 23, 2000) at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School, 431 S. Ivy St., Medford, OR 97501.
  He was born Aug. 28, 1916, in St. Paul, Minn. On March 23, 1940, in St. Paul, Minn., he married Anna Elizabeth Onisko, who survives.
  Mr. Olsen worked at Lockheed Aircraft in California, where he assembled P-38 fighter planes during World War II. In 1946, he moved to Oregon and worked as a mill-wright in White City. He then moved to Brooking in 1953, where he owned and operated an appliance store. In 1968, he moved to Eugene, where he lived until his retirement in 1979. For 13 years he wintered in Arizona, where he worked in maintenance for Mesa Verde National Park. He returned to Medford in 1992.
  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
  Mr. Olsen enjoyed golf, fishing, woodworking and gardening.
  Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters, Mary Ann Smith, Medford, Barbara Olsen, Phoenix, Ariz., and Kathie Leonard, Prineville; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Malcolm and Edwin; and one great-grandson.
  Arrangements: Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford. __________________
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  Gordon R. Olsen Birth: 1916 Death: 2000   Family links:   Spouse:  Anna E. Olsen (1917 - 2009)*   *Calculated relationship   Burial: Memory Gardens Memorial Park Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, USA Plot: Garden of Ressurrection, Lot 6    Created by: AEPDLP Record added: Nov 17, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 100857048 is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.