Clarence Olson
1927 - 2015
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August 4, 1927 ~ February 21, 2015

Clarence Olson, 87, died Sat., Feb. 21, 2015. He was born in Portland, OR to Joseph and Theresa Olson but lived his entire life in Vancouver, WA.
Clarence married the love of his life, Helen DuPree in 1958. They had two daughters, Susan and Kathryn.
A graveside service will be held at Park Hill Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., Sun., March 1, 2015 followed by a reception at First United Methodist Church in Vancouver.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 26, 2015.
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March 2, 2015
Oh how sorry I was to hear about your lovely dad. Helen and I were such good friends and I know how he missed her. I'm so sorry s I know you will miss him. God Bless, Genny Houser Davenport of Bend
March 2, 2015
Oh Susan and Kathy, such a void now that your mom and dad are gone. So glad you had such loving parents. I fondly remember them both, Hugs, Genny Davenport, Bend, Oregon.
March 1, 2015
Sue and Kathy-we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days.

Marilyn, David, and Lori
Lori Thomas (Kinch)
March 1, 2015
Clarence was not only our boss, he was a warm, wonderful, friend. We both worked with him at Electro Reps and enjoyed his kindness and his ability to always see the best in people. When we were married twenty one years ago, Clarence and his lovely wife, Helen were our witnesses and we have never forgotten their support for us. It was a pleasure knowing you Clarence, rest in peace.
Leslie Winter and Larry Sherrill
February 28, 2015
Clarence - your name lives on in our lighting industry as one of the best, most honorable, fun to golf with, and overall nice guy. It was a true pleasure to have known you.
Nancy Roth
February 27, 2015
You were always a great mentor & such a sweet man with so much that you gave to everyone around you. You will be missed by so many! Rest in Peace Clarence.
Jen Durham
February 27, 2015
Over the years it became very apparent to me that Clarence would always find the "good" in people, rather than talk about the negative. His integrity was surpassed by no one. Clarence loved his customers as if they were part of his family and would do anything for them. His contagious laugh and smile will be missed by all. It was my privilege to have worked with Clarence and witness his wisdom.
Dave Barnett
February 25, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of Clarence. I briefly worked with him at Cascade Lighting and he was someone I respected greatly for his people skills and his willingness to help. He will be missed.
February 25, 2015
Clarence, you were one of my first contacts with the lighting community in Portland. A class act and a great resource. You will be missed.
Jim Miller
February 25, 2015
Clarence always had a smile on his face and full of lots of information. I am blessed to have worked with him. I am sure you are dancing with your wife now and enjoying. Thanks for all you have done as you and you will always be remembered. <3
Brenda Hummel
February 25, 2015
Oly: Was the best. I had more fun with he and Oat in the early years of my career. He will be greatly missed.
Lou Tosti
February 25, 2015
RIP Clarence. My daughter, Ashley and I will always remember you. You were a good friend and a great mentor!
George Jr Roth
February 25, 2015
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Valarie Seidel
February 25, 2015
My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Clarence(and his wife) through our electrical counterparts in the consulting business. I have to say that knowing Clarence went well beyond work association. He was a fine and pleasant fellow who had a way to make us all feel warm. I am grateful to have known him.
Richard Dusa
February 25, 2015
Clarence was the most caring person I have ever met. He was always there with a kind and reassuring word. If you looked up Gentlemen in the dictionary there would be a picture of Clarence. He allowed me to be his friend and I will always be better for it. He is the person that I wish I could be. He was a great mentor and friend and he will be missed. I have so many great memories of him that I will carry on the rest of my life.
Hank Barleen
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