Aug. 27, 1949 - Jan. 8, 2017
My dad, Jeffrey Andrew Olsen, teed off on Aug. 27, 1949, in Martinez. Jeff played the front nine for par with his brother Stephen and my amazing great-grandma Annie. He marked a birdie toward the turn with his sister (in-law), Louise. He played the back nine for 30 years running the only locally owned and operated title company in Solano County. He landed his step-daughter, Mary, for eagle, and a green later, his daughter, Anna, his hole-in-one. He hit one or two in the drink coming towards 18, but he always kept the newspaper in his bag pocket, for the stocks and the horse races, so even on a bad day he could pick a winner or two. Through the backstretch, he had the best little caddies in the world. Landon Fredrick, 12, and Mila Loren, six, were the love of his life and the reason he fought for one last shot. My dad did everything his own way, but you knew he loved you. Jeff headed off to the clubhouse on Jan. 8. The family will see Grandpa finish the 19th hole with private ceremonies. We invite you to join us for a celebration of Jeff's life Friday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville with an open-house style remembrance of my dad.
Published in The Reporter on Jan. 11, 2017.