Jeff - born 1968 died 1982
Jeffrey Olson
  • 14 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 12, 1968
  • Place of birth:
    Kane, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 26, 1982
  • Place of passing:
    Kane, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Jeff be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jeffrey Olson, 14, born on February 12, 1968 and passed away on October 26, 1982. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 1st November 2016

"Halloween is the shortened name for All Hallow’s Eve, which has been observed in different ways by people of many different faiths.  It is a time for remembering those people very dear to you who have passed on.  Today we remember Jeff, who really enjoyed Halloween.  His loss has left a sadness in all of our lives that can be only be helped by bringing up our happy memories.  So this candle is for you Jeff – thanks for all the good times."

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 26th October 2016

"Hey little brother - I had the funniest thought a few days ago.  I remembered when Mom was spanking us for misbehaving at Sis and Ted's house.  We were both bent over the couch and we looked at each other and started to laugh.  It didn't hurt at all!  If I recall correctly she started laughing too.  I was also remembering how we used to fight over who got to sit on the side of the Scout to see the "broken cars" when we drove into town.  The good old days."

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 12th February 2016

"Happy Birthday little brother.  Mom stole the memorial show with the quote from Abraham Lincoln.  She is right, time does make things better - lots of things.  It does not keep me from wishing I had you were to share things with.  But I do believe that day will come.  Can you still burp the word "antidisestablishmentarianism"?
Love, Sher."

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2016

"Remembering Jeff on this special day:

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all...
     it comes with bitterest agony...
Perfect relief is not possible, except with time.
You cannot realize that it will ever feel better...
And yet this is a mistake.
You are sure to be happy again.
To know this which is certainly true,
     will make you some less miserable now.
I have had experience enough to know what I say."
                     ..................Abraham Lincoln, also born on this day in 1809"

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 26th October 2015

"Hey little brother - a couple of days ago your niece Lauren was singing "Manamana pee pee  peepeepee, Manamana Pee PeePeePee" and I laughed so hard.  This was without prompting.  I told her about how you and Doug used to sing that together and alternate who did which part.  You were cute (but I didn't say that).  Love, Sher."

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 26th October 2015

"Today we are remembering the happy times.  We remember how much fun we had at Halloween -- the silly costumes, the parade, carving out pumpkin faces, trick or treating --and  way too much candy.  We were so blessed in so many ways; it's good to remember the happy times.  Here's to Jeff -- sadly missed but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2015

"Remembering you today on what would have been your 47th birthday.  We shared some happy memories today, especially your sense of humor-- you really loved a good joke.  We will never forget the good times and the things we learned from you during your short time with us.
'Til we meet again,
Love, mom and dad"

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2014

"You came into this world on a cold and snowy day (much like today) and brightened our lives for fourteen and a half years.  You left this world on a warm and sunny fall day -- much too soon -- but the love and the memories you left behind will always be with us.  Happy birthday, Jeff.
Love,
Mom and Dad"

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 12th February 2014

"Dear Jeff -  Happy Birthday little brother.  I wanted to know Lauren is taking Spanish now and likes it - maybe it runs in the family.  She reminds me of you a bit - she is a loner at times and likes to spend time in her room doing things she enjoys - nothing wrong with that.  Hope it's warmer and less snow where you are.  :)  Love, Sher."

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 26th October 2013

"This candle is for you, Jeff.  Today we saw some young people in Halloween costumes and it reminded us of the way you always enjoyed Halloween.  It brought back memories of  getting your costumes ready and the time you and your friend won a prize in the Halloween parade as the best "group!"  Thanks for the fun you brought into our lives."

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 12th February 2013

"This candle today is for you Jeff; shining wherever you are.  Happy Birthday.  We miss you.  Love, Sher. (P.S.  You are getting old)"

This tribute was added by Linda McCormack on 12th February 2013

"When I think of Jeff I remember:  his slow smile when he “got” a joke;  how much fun the holidays were; the jokes and sayings he taught my boys; mini-bike riding; the Memorial Day of ’82 family picture with Jeff giving a thumbs down over Sherry’s head; . . .and how very sad it was to lose a bright, loving, handsome young man much too soon."

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2013

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
                                                                  Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 4"

This tribute was added by bernadette gornie on 28th October 2012

"Sherry, thank you for sharing your brother's memory. How very sad his life ended so soon. I know the loss never goes away, but the memories remain. As my uncle told me after my father passed... Make a list of memories. Put the good ones at the top of the list; the bad ones at the bottom. By time you remember the good ones you won't have time for the bad ones. Love, Bonnie Gornie"

This tribute was added by Ed Malmstrom on 26th October 2012

"Jeff,
I wish you were here so we could share experiences and memories. I will always remember you as that bright, nice ,initially shy boy who so much enjoyed my visits to Kane particularly during Christmas when we would do things together. We miss you. Ed"

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 26th October 2012

"Dear Jeff,  I remember this day like it was yesterday.  It was a bright, warm, Indian Summer day. After 30 years I feel sad that don't have a brother that I could have shared family stories with - and introduced my daughter to.  I also feel happy that we had the time we did because you were a very special person.  Everything happens for a reason, whether we understand it or not. Love, Sher"

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 26th October 2012

"This candle is for Jeff, beloved son and brother.  You left this world thirty years ago today, Jeff.  Even after all this time, it is still hard to accept.  Your leaving left a hole in all our lives that is still so big.  But in spite of all the loss, grief and pain, it was worth every moment of the joy you brought us in the short time that you were here. Love, Mom & Dad"

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2012

"“Those we love remain with us,
For love itself lives on.
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory
They’ll live on in our hearts.”"

This tribute was added by Carol Olson on 12th February 2012

"Today is Jeff’s birthday; he would have been 44 years old.  We will always remember and miss him--his shy sweet personality, intelligence and sense of humor--all the things that made him our Jeff.  But we were blessed with two beautiful children, and knowing that our other child is well and happy makes up for a lot. She also has given us a beautiful granddaughter.  Love never dies!"

This tribute was added by Sherry Olson on 12th February 2012

"Dear Jeff- I have a beautiful little girl that is 13 now - you would have loved her.  I hope that by creating this memorial we can all post pictures and show her who you were, because right now she has no idea.  And you are worth remembering.   Love,  Sher"


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