In Loving Memory of our Father...

David Entriken "Ole" Olson

Former Resident of Walnut Creek, CA

Our dad, David "Ole" Olson was born in Turlock, CA on February 25th, 1928 and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2012, in Clearlake Oaks, CA after losing his Battle with cancer. He was 84 years old.

“Ole”, as he liked  to be called, loved to live life to its fullest and had a knack for making new friends. Always the adventurer, "Ole" was an avid skier, hunter, spear fisherman and master scuba diving Instructor for NAUI, PADI and NASDS. He owned the Olympic Pool Service and  Olympic Scuba School , Dive and  Travel  store on the corner of North Mains St. and Third Ave. in Walnut Creek, California where , for many years,  taught scuba diving courses. He loved  to travel to places with his students and family, discovering  new underwater worlds which left him with many fun and adventurous stories to share with others. Whether it was diving , sailing or navigating the waterways on his Zodiac boat or his coast guard cutter, he loved the water and everything nautical.

"Ole" served in the U.S. Coast Guard  as a Bosun's Mate where he was part of the Alaska Bearing Sea Patrol. Upon retiring to Lake County he promptly joined the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was instrumental in obtaining oil spill equipment for the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Clear Lake. He also certified several members of the Clear Lake Oaks Fire Department in scuba diving. In addition to his volunteer work for the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ole was also a member of the local Moose Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW.

"Ole" Olson is survived by his brother Thomas Olson of Riverbank, and four children; Gretchen Olson Bell  and husband  Kevin Bell of Walnut Creek , Karen Olson of Santa Rosa, Eric Olson of Pleasant Hill and David Olson Jr. of Lafayette, CA.


A “Celebration of Life” is planned at the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, CA

On Saturday, October 13th, starting at 12 noon to 2:00 pm.


A Memorial will be held at the Martinez Regional Shoreline at Ferry Pt. in Martinez, CA

On Saturday, October 20th, at 10:00 am.

A Facebook page was created in his memory
so we may share some of his life stories.


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