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Villa "Harry" Olsen

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Harry was born May 18, 1926 and adopted Nov. 8, 1927 to Mr. Thomas Peter Olsen and Mrs. Ruth Fern Olsen in Helena, Montana. He passed away April 23, 2013.


At age 17 he joined the U.S. Navy and was discharged February 26, 1946. Harry was a hard worker, but the job he was most known for was being an auctioneer. He had been a member of the Elks, the Eagles, and the VFW. He also enjoyed flying his airplane. Harry did a lot of volunteering, especially with the start-up of the Medford Jazz Jubilee in 1988.


Harry married Georgene Webber in Ashland, Ore. November 24, 1990. His main hobby was farming vegetables, flowers, and grapes. He loved people and a good joke. He and his wife, Georgene, loved to RV, and travel the United States.

He had three daughters, Constance Greer, Susan Olsen, and Katherine Patterson; and two grandchildren, Grace Patterson, of Portland, Ore. and Ben Greer and wife, Leanne, in Elk Grove, Calif.

Harry was a Unitarian Universalist and requested no service.

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