James H. Olson
August 22, 1948 – September 30, 2019
James “Jim” Howard Olson, 71, of Houston, TX, passed Monday, September 30, 2019.
Jim was born to Howard and Dorothy Olson, August 22, 1948, in Compton, California. He graduated from Downey High School in 1966 and received an Associate of Applied Sciences from the Tarrant County College in 1978. Jim proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1968 – 1972 and was stationed in Japan.
Jim had a career as an Engineering Draftsman for General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin. He was a 3rd generation Master Mason and a member of Arlington Masonic Lodge #438, Fort Worth Moslah Shrine and Fort Worth Scottish Rite, Everman Chapter #624 and Cypress Chapter #1102, Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marcia Ann Pettke and they lived together in Arlington, TX from 1972 – 2001 and Houston, TX 2001 - present. Together they raised 2 children. He leaves as his legacy: Eric James Olson (Sarah), and Kevin Edward Olson. He also leaves to cherish his memory one granddaughter, Brooklyn Elizabeth Olson. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends including his mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, great nephews and great nieces and his Masonic and Eastern Star Brothers and Sisters.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother Howard Olson and Dorothy Olson of Granbury, TX and brother, Larry Olson of Downey, CA.
A memorial service is scheduled for October 11, 2019, 2pm at Moore Funeral Home 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington TX 76012. A reception will follow at Arlington Masonic Lodge. 1415 W. Abram St. Arlington TX 76013. The family requests that donations be made to the OES Humanitarian Fund in Honor of Jim Olson. Make checks payable to: Cypress Chapter #1102 OES Care of: Lela Hunn, 8206 Silent Cedars Dr. Houston, TX 77095.
- Marcia Ann Olson, Wife
- Eric James Olson and Sarah, Son and wife
- Kevin Edward Olson, Son
- Brooklyn Elizabeth Olson, Granddaughter
- Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019
James H. Olson
October 11, 2019
As I look at the tribute video, it is sweet to see the transition of this cute California boy who moved his life, and then his parents, to Texas where he was welcomed into an extended family. I'll never forget the Thanksgiving (Aunt Betty's) and Christmas dinners (Mother/Shirley) where you could always find gentle Jim, quietly sitting in a rocker or recliner....and taking it all in. He didn't say much but it was apparent that he was glad to have the love and support of family around him. Dear Marcia, Eric, Kevin and cousins.....just know that your family will always be here for you and we share your loss and the knowledge that we will all be reunited again. Miss you...