Lifelong Aberdeen resident Randall Kearney Olson, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 4, 2012. Randall was born August 3, 1946, in Aberdeen to Clarence and Georgia (Hawks) Olson.
He graduated from J.M. Weatherwax High School in 1964 and earned his Associates Degree at Grays Harbor College.
Randy was married to Darlene K. Lindenau and they had three children. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War where he was stationed for a year in Japan as a mineman; during that time his son, Erick, was born. Darlene passed away in 1973. On July 22, 1973, Randy married Jacqueline K. Rozbicki in Aberdeen. She survives him at the family home.
Randy had worked for Weyco, Comery’s Electronics, L.G. Isaacsons, and as a jailer for the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. Randy also worked in construction and started and operated The Market Place health food store for 30 years.
He was a board member of Christian Cable Ministries for several years, an elder at Central Park Neighborhood Church, a charter member of Seaman’s Central of Aberdeen and the International Aquaponic Association. He was the Washington Representative for two terms and later Treasurer of the N.W. Nutritional Foods Association.
Randy loved spending time with his family, he was an organist and played the keyboard and also composed worship music. He enjoyed photography, construction and working with his hands.
In addition to his loving wife, Jackie; Randy is survived by his mother, Tish Olson of Aberdeen; daughter, Tabitha Olson of Portland, Ore.; sons, Erick Olson of Montesano, Aaron Olson of Central Park and Ned Rozbicki of Haines, Alaska; brothers, Bill of Olympia and Mark Olson of Aberdeen; sister, Cindy Evans of Lake Bay, Wash. and seven grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Central Park Neighborhood Church with a reception following.
Memorials are suggested to the Central Park Neighborhood Church, Christian Cable Ministries or The Union Gospel Mission.
To sign the online book of memories please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.