Robert James Olsen died Oct. 29, 2013. He was 84.
He was born in Littleton Aug. 10, 1929, to Ingmar and Mary Olsen. He grew up on a homestead farm in Littleton.
Before moving to the Western Slope in 1973, he operated a dairy farm in Littleton. In the North Fork Valley he raised hay, corn, oats and one of the earliest Angus cattle herds on the Western Slope. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.
He enjoyed life on the Fire Mountain Ranch, working hard caring for his cattle and hay fields. He raised registered Angus cattle for nearly 50 years.
Mr. Olsen is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Don, Glenn, Jim, Ken and Chris; daughter, Lynda; and brother, John of Prescott, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick; and a brother, Leo.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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