Ronald Kenneth Olson

RONALD KENNETH OLSON USAF Major (Retired) 10/7/1932 - 10/12/2013 Ronald Kenneth Olson age 81, of Apple Valley, went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2013. He was a decorated Air Force officer with the Bronze star, life member of the VFW post 2924 in Hesperia, The American Legion in Adelanto. He was born in Taft, Ca and raised in Oakland, Ca. After High school, Ronald went to work for the Union Pacific Rail Road, until he was drafted into the US Army and Served in Indochina. After Indochina, he applied for pilot training in the USAF were he was commissioned an officer and earned his wings. He flew the B-47 during the height of the cold war in Europe and flew mission over Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1970 and went to work for the VA where he worked for another 20 years serving our Veterans. After retiring from the VA he lived quietly with his beloved wife Renee in their home in Apple Valley until she passed in 2008. Ronald kept himself in good shape going to the gym everyday and being actively involved with the VFW and America Legion. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Riverside on October 21, 2013 at the Arlington Mortuary at 9645 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, Ca. Mr. Ronald Olson will be laid to rest in Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., ending with a reception at the V.F.W. Joshua Palms, Post 2924; 10184 Hesperia Rd., Hesperia, CA. 760-244-4296 Twenty Third Psalm The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want he maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Though annointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever

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Arlington Mortuary
9645 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 689-1011
Published in the Daily Press on Oct. 20, 2013