Let the memory of Jeff be with us forever
  • 14 years old
  • Born on February 12, 1968 in Kane, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Passed away on October 26, 1982 in Kane, Pennsylvania, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jeffrey Olson 14 years old , born on February 12, 1968 and passed away on October 26, 1982. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 2019
Hey little bro, it's a cold rainy day down here. Hope it's better where you are. I took time to look at all the beautiful pictures of the past that Mom has put out there. For the short time you were on this earth you did some cool things. Although I do remember sitting in the back seat of the car wishing we didn't have to be so cool - especially going fishing. We both agreed getting the ice cream cone at Bob's Trading Post was the best after we were done. But fishy wormy hands were not the greatest when eating. Why didn't we just wash them? We were probably told to and didn't listen. Right Mom? Go black raspberry! Love, Sher.
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 2019
The sun still rises in the East
And darkness falls at night.
But nothing now seems quite the same;
Each day is not as bright.
The birds still sing; the flowers grow
The breeze still whispers too
But it will never, ever be
The same world without you.
It’s so sad that you had to go
Your leaving caused such pain
But you were very special
And earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain.
          ……………Author unknown
Posted by Carol Olson on October 26, 2018
Your candle is in the window today Jeff, on the anniversary of your passing. Posting a picture of a special gift that your big sister got for you when she was home.  You are forever missed by all of us.
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 2018
How well I remember that cold, snowy day and the joy that I felt the first time I saw him. Our beloved Jeff was born fifty years ago and would be celebrating a milestone birthday today, complete with a fancy cake and a party, just like we used to do. Happy birthday in Heaven, Jeff.
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 2018
Hey little brother. I do not remember the cold day you came into this world, but given it was Kane I am sure it was brutal. Maybe that’s why you chose such a beautiful day in fall to depart. We miss you and love you. Sher.
Posted by Carol Olson on November 1, 2017
This candle is in remembrance of Jeff on All Saints Day.  You are also remembered every day of the year, Jeff -- and your memory lives on in the hearts of all who loved you. There is also a candle in the window for you today. 
Love, Mom and Dad
Posted by Carol Olson on November 1, 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.
Posted by Sherry Olson on October 26, 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.
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 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.
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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
Posted by Carol Olson on October 26, 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.
Posted by Sherry Olson on October 26, 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.
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 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.
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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.
Mom and Dad
Posted by Carol Olson on October 26, 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.
Posted by Linda McCormack on February 12, 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.
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 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)
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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
Posted by Bernadette Gornie on October 28, 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
Posted by Carol Olson on October 26, 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
Posted by Sherry Olson on October 26, 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
Posted by Ed Malmstrom on October 26, 2012
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
Posted by Sherry Olson on February 12, 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
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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!
Posted by Carol Olson on February 12, 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.”

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