Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel

112 N 9Th Street, Payette, ID


Michelle Leigh Olsen

March 29, 1990August 26, 2019

Michelle Leigh Olsen, age 29, of Payette, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 26, 2019. A Viewing will be held September 3rd from 4 to 6 pm at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, 112 N 9th Street, Payette. Condolences may be made to Michelle’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Michelle was born March 29, 1990 in Ontario, OR to George and Carol (Zuercher) Olsen. She went to Ontario and Payette schools graduating Payette High School in 2008.

Michelle loved NASCAR, Dale Jr., her family and her pets. Her idea of a perfect day would be in that same order, watching a NASCAR race with her family and pets nearby. She recently met and was engaged to Daniel Carter of Ontario, OR. They were very happy together.

Michelle, we miss you terribly. We miss your shy smile and sassy humor. Your loving, kind heart and giving nature were the best examples to follow.

Michelle is survived by her sister and brother in law, Shelley and Frank Horton and their children, Aimee Bundy of Baker City , OR, Nicholas and Alyssa Horton of Boise, ID; her uncle and aunt, William and Shannon Zuercher and their children, Beth, Amanda and David Zuercher all of Boise, ID; her uncle, Kenneth Zuercher and his children, Katelyn and Kensington Zuercher all of Boise, ID; her uncle, John Olsen of Caldwell, ID and his children, Lars and James Olsen of Ontario, OR; her aunt, Anita Keeler of Nampa, ID and her children, Karisa Brady of Aberdeen, WA, Matt Kyle of Portland, OR and Joshua Kyle of Nampa, ID; her uncle, Don Olsen of New Plymouth, ID and his children, Emily, Lilly, and David Olsen of Ontario, OR.

Michelle was preceded in death by her father George M. Olsen, her mother Carol L. Olsen, her grandmother Viola Deloras Olsen, her grandfather Albert Olsen Jr., her grandfather, Elmer L. Zuercher, her grandmother Barbara L. Zuercher.


  • Viewing Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Michelle Leigh Olsen

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Tohniejo Zinnato

September 12, 2019

I will miss your smile and your passion for Nascar. Your love for Dale Jr was like none other and I was lucky to call you my friend. I love you and you are home in Heaven with your Mom and Dad who you loved and missed so much. God has an angel with you and you are very much loved on this Earth. Rest in Eturnal Peace with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and enjoy the best seating Nascar has to Offer I love you.

Judy West

September 4, 2019

My heart is sad for the loss of my dear friends George, Carol, and Michelle. I remember them fondly from my days at the AO. Michelle when she was very young used to visit and color a picture while she waited for her folks. She was a sweet girl. My sincere condolences to the family. 😊0

Loris Quintero

September 2, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Michelle in grade school she always had such a cute smile. My prayers go out to the family