Samurai Joe 2015 08 09
Joe Hancock (Olsen)
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 20, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 12, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Joe be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joe Hancock (Olsen), 70, born on August 20, 1944 and passed away on August 12, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Leann Hafner on 20th August 2017

"Joe, I can't believe u have been gone two years already. I miss you each and every day. Carol and I have a very special bond and we spend a lot of time together.  I feel so close to you and know you are watching over us. Mama Dorothy has been here and last week for Carol's birthday , Carol, Mama Dorothy, Sadie, Jenn and I all went out to dinner. It was great spending time with them.  I go to your house at least 3-4 times a month, I help Carol with various things and am helping her with Oregonian work. She is working so hard, I wish I could do more. I do try and talk with her everyday. Tomorrow's your birthday, happy day. I will have a shot of tequila for you.  Thursday is Kurt's birthday and Sat we are having a party with our band Greased Mongoose. Hoping Carol and Mama Dorothy will show up for a while. Get out of house for bit. Well, take care of Ito Big, Squinky is being Mama's girl. She even likes me now which is awesome.I love and miss you Joe. You're the best."

This tribute was added by Carol Hancock on 23rd August 2016

"Missing you on the 72nd anniversary of your arrival into this world.  A world from which you are now departed.  You came into this world, and over 27 years grew into the wonderful man you became as you unknowingly awaited my arrival and my growing into the person I became. We found each other and shared our lives as one together on this planet for 43 more years; 43 glorious years of love and happiness.  Then you left this world, and yet I feel your presence daily in everything around me. Are you waiting for me once again?  Are you with me still?  You live on in my heart and in everything we shared in life. I know this, we shall love one another into eternity, and for the days that remain for me here, I shall never forget you."

This tribute was added by Leann Hafner on 29th November 2015

"Joe I love and miss you very much. I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I love Carol and we have gotten really close. As i promised I am there for her although she never asks for anything. We do occasionally have sleepover and go for dinner. I love going to your home it makes me feel loved and I can feel the love you guys shared and feel your presence which helps a lot. Carol has been awesome and she misses you very much. She is busy as always with her job at Standard and the Oregonian. I told her if she needs anything to please ask and I would be honored to be able to do anything she asked of me. My Joe is home and has offered his help to her if needed. But she is so independent and still takes care of everyone. You both have such big hearts and I am honored to be part of your family. I love you both deeply. Leann"

This tribute was added by Carol Hancock on 23rd August 2015

"Birthday Letter to Joe, 8/20/2015

Happy Birthday, my love of my life. Although I miss you tremendously, I take comfort in knowing you finally are out of pain,
I am doing OK, don't worry. Everyone is stepping up to help as you had wished, you would be pleased.

The gift you ordered for my birthday arrived yesterday, and Chad and Mom here today helping me with projects so we can install in the spot where you and I wanted it to go. The gift I had ordered for you, that we tried so hard to expedited to no avail, arrived the day you left us. I will open it today and keep it with me always.

I am posting the picture that you selected, so excitedly proclaiming, "that's the one!" that last day you and I took pictures (Sunday 8/9) with the Bonsai tree that Mom sent you for your birthday, and you were so excited about getting..

Peace to you, my love, forever. I know you are with me always, I feel it in everything I see, do, and think, and I can still smile when I remember all the wonderful times we shared together.

Love Always Forever and Ever,

Carol. ."

This tribute was added by Leann Hafner on 23rd August 2015

"Carol,  beautiful memorial and picture of Joe. You were the love of his life as he was love of your life. U belonged together....
Joe was amazing man, husband, friend and boss. I want to thank both of you for accepting me into your family. You are both loving, caring, special people and I am proud that u accepted us into your family, Krystal and Jordan both worked for you as did I. You guys met Stan a few years back when he lived in Alaska, and my Joe you got to know pretty well. We appreciated everything you have done for our family. Always there when I needed someone to talk to and I will never forget him or you. You two were perfect for one another. I love you and will talk to u and mom on Sunday or Monday.....I love and miss you Joe, as I promised, I have been checking on Carol every day by email, phone or visit. R.I.P. my friend  until we meet again....hugs and kisses"

This tribute was added by Pat Collins on 22nd August 2015

"Carol what a wonderful tribute & moving obituary you wrote about Joe's life.  It sounds like Joe had an amazing life with you.  I am so sorry for your loss but he will always be in your heart.  Joe certainly lived his life like the song "I Did It My Way"  May he RIP."

This tribute was added by Ben Shult on 22nd August 2015

"That is a very nice and very moving obituary you wrote, Carol. I am sorry that I never had the opportunity to meet him, but he must have been a truly wonderful man to inspire such love in you, and sounds like a very interesting person whom I would have liked quite a lot. Thank you for sharing this."

This tribute was added by Mary Serrato on 21st August 2015

"I remember when I was in the girl scouts , Joe would let me practice my first aide on him to help me get my badges.
Joe, I miss you I'm glad your not in pain anymore .
I also remember visiting Joe on two different occasions, the last time he introduced me to his cats. Kitty1 and Kitty2.
You are forever in my heart. Rest well and say hi to mom,dad,Bob,John,and grandma for me.
I'll always love you."

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