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Jay Charles Olson
January 28, 1960 ~ December 17, 2017

Jay C. Olson age 57 of Lake Havasu City, AZ passed away on December 17, 2017 after a short and courageous battle with glioblastoma. Jay was born to Andrew and Marion (Johnson) Olson. He grew up in Bloomington, MN and attend-ed Westwood Elementary, Olson Jr. High and Jefferson High School. During high school he worked at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor as a cook. Jay graduated from Bloomington Jefferson High School in 1978. Jay joined the Marines shortly after graduation and served in the Marine Corp from 1978-1981. He worked construction while attending Brown Institute. He graduated from Brown Institute with a degree in Electronics. He worked for Sperry Univac for several years. In 1987 he moved to New Mexico and later Tempe, Arizona where he worked for Intel. He traveled to many countries with Intel including Israel, Korea, and Ireland. Jay met the love of his life, Elaine, while working at Intel. Jay and Elaine (Scott) were married on Feb 27, 1993. Jay loved boating but later traded his boat for an RV. He and Elaine enjoyed traveling around in the RV seeing the country. After retirement with their love for travel they sold their home in Tempe, AZ and moved to an RV community in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Jay loved reading and made a point to read every day. He enjoyed traveling around Lake Havasu and the desert on his Polaris Razer. He is survived by his wife Elaine of Lake Havasu City, AZ, son Kyle of Tempe, AZ, step-son Anthony Cuneo of California, mother Marion of Inver Grove Heights, MN, siblings Keith (Marlys), Paul (Shelly), sister Stacey (Bruce) Solheim, brother in-law David Scott of California along with many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Olson, his father in-law Gordon Scott, mother in-law Mary Scott and brother in-laws Trevor Scott and Allan Scott.
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