Denton, TX – Ronald Gene Olsen died peacefully after a struggle with pneumonia, on February 20, 2023, at Medical City Denton. He was born on March 9,1953 in Ft. Worth TX.
Ron is predeceased by his father Gene Olsen. Ron is survived by his mother, Myrna Olsen, his sister Jeanine Langford, and her husband David, his sister and guardian Debbie Baker and her husband Allan, his brother, Gary Olsen and his spouse Michie Akin; brother, Bill Olsen and his wife Lisa, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Ron was the oldest in the Olsen family. At a young age it became clear that he was intellectually disabled. Growing up he enjoyed riding his bike and visiting various neighbors. He particularly loved dogs and knew all the neighbor’s dogs quite well. He enjoyed attending a camp for special needs children for several summers and frequently received an award for being a Lover of Nature. Ron was admitted to the Denton State Supported Living Center in 1972 where he received medical and residential care.
Numerous staff knew Ron and he has been described by many as a sweet and friendly man. One of his favorite things was walking all over the DSSLC campus and giving hugs. He had a knack for telling you like it is and had a great sense of humor.
Ron always looked forward to weekend home visits. Once the calendar of weekend visits for the year had been determined, he did not forget. He was a simple man: two cokes a day, a pipe smoke, his freedom to go about as he pleased, and he was content.
Ron will be deeply missed by his birth family as well as his family at the Denton State Supported Living Center. We know that he is in a better place, is finally healed and has the freedom to do what he pleases.
A private family service will be held later at the DFW National Cemetery where his urn will be placed with our father.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.lonestarcremation.com
Donations to honor Ron’s life can be made to: Denton State Supported Living Center:
Volunteer Services Council
PO Box 368
Denton, TX 7620-0368
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.
Love you to the moon and back and I’ll miss you til we meet again.
A beautiful tribute to a kind and gentle soul- Rest In Peace. Libby and Jimmy
Ronnie was such a loving giving guy. I know he is in a better place now because he will finally be free. I loved Ronnie and the whole Olsen clan, whom I still love with all my heart. I’m sending love and prayers to all.
For so many years, I am proud to have been your friend and neighbor! Rest In Eternal Peace Ronnie!
Ron, I remember you with a gentle spirit and sweet smile. You will be missed cousin.
Kim & Barry Bonar
I know you will miss him greatly. Our prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. Praise the Lord that death is not the end!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Joe & Terri Dirik
Offering love and comfort to all the Olsen family on the loss of your dear Ronnie.
Patty Tanner Niemeyer
My sympathy to your family. May you find peace with Ron’s passing and comfort knowing he is in his Heavenly home.