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Terry Thursby Olsen


1927 - 2020
Terry Thursby Olsen Obituary
Terry Thursby Olsen

Bloomfield - Terry T Olsen, 92, of Bloomfield passed away January 30, 2020. He was born August 2, 1927 in Price, UT..

He was preceded in death by: His Parents Albert & Frances Olsen, His Sisters Phyllis Alexander and LaRue Layne, His Wife Juretta Olsen and His Granddaughter Robin Washington.

He is survived by 5 Children: Stan (Cheryl) English, Bill (Beverly) English, Kathleen Fontello, Karen Dunsworth and Steve (Patrice) Olsen.

He is also survived by 12 Grandchildren, numerous Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren.

This amazing Man lived a full and rich life. Terry grew up on a farm in Price, UT. Entered the Marines during WWII and fought in the campaign to take Okinawa Japan. He was wounded and became a disabled Veteran at age 19. Once back home Terry worked on the farm, in the coal mines and in the oilfield. It was the oilfield that brought him to Farmington, NM in 1952. He was working for English Drilling Company when the owner and son (Pop and Ramon English) were killed in a plane crash November 1954. Terry did odd jobs for Ramon's widow and married Juretta May 1956. He became a Daddy to her 3 children and had 2 of his own. In 1958 summers were spent at Vallecio Lake in Colorado where they owned and operated Sportsman's Lodge till 1963. This was still one of his favorite places to spend his free time. Terry worked in the oilfield till 1984 when he retired from Atlantic Richfield Company. After retirement Terry and his wife Juretta went on many adventures thru the Southwest till she passed away September 1994. Finding himself alone he still embarked on adventures with his trusty dog. Terry made 3 trips to Alaska then settled down by the San Juan River where he lived his last 20 years with his Daughter. He loved the outdoors and the wildlife it contained. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Terry was also known for the Wild Peacocks he fed along with Wild Turkeys and Deer. Terry Loved Life and his Family and gave a helping hand to anyone that needed it. He often said to wave at the people on our road, because you may never know when you might need their help. He was always generous and kind. Terry would give you the shirt off his back and ask if you needed his socks too. He will be greatly missed by one and all.

No Service as He requested, but there will be a Family gathering at a later time.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the National Arbor Day Foundation or to the .

Terry's care was entrusted to Farmington Funeral Home, 2111 W Apache St in Farmington, NM - 505-325-2211.
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Feb. 8 to Feb. 16, 2020
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