Richard Patrick Olson

Richard Patrick Olson

March 17, 1947 - March 12, 2023

Richard Patrick Olson

March 17, 1947 - March 12, 2023


Richard Patrick Olson, 75 of Laguna Hills, California was born March 17, 1947, in Brainard, Minnesota, and passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in Laguna Hills, California.

He served in the Army from November 1965 to August 1968, and then in the Air Force from October 1973 to August 1976.

Prior to moving to California, he served as a Police Officer in Springfield, Oregon. He began work at Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, CA in 1996 and retired as Director of Security in 2016.

He served as an Orange County Reserve Deputy Sheriff starting in 2001 and retired as Captain in 2015.

He is survived by his wife Van-Kieu Che Olson, his son, Bradly Olson, his daughters, Kristin McGuinness (Adam Vasquez) and Ellen Nguyen, his sister, Ingrid Olson, three grandchildren, Katie Rowen (Jake Rowen), Declan Vasquez and Cullen Vasquez, and three great-grandchildren, Maycee, Jace, and Kellee Rowen.

He was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all.

A Graveside Service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, CA on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 11am.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 15, 2023 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Location: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (858) 658-7360

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5 responses to Richard Patrick Olson

  1. Peace be with you Uncle Richard. Love your niece Anjee

  2. Rick was an outstanding citizen and patriot. May he rest in peace for all eternity.

  3. Our deepest sympathies to you all. He will be missed

  4. Nhung Huynh says:

    To my dear friend Van Kieu Che Olson,
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Please send our deepest condolences to your family. We will keep him in our prayers and may Rick rest in peace

  5. Larry Holmes says:

    A good man gone too soon. Never had a conversation that I didn’t feel better for it. It might seem like a small thing, but my dog Sake adored Rick – never passed his open garage door without stretching the leash trying to get to him. Animals know those good souls among us. Till we all meet again my friend.

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