David Lee Olsen

1944 ~ 2022

David Lee Olsen was born March 2, 1944, to Byron and Kathryn Olsen. He passed peacefully on December 1, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones.

David was the oldest of 4 children. He is survived by his siblings Steve (Linda) Olsen, Janice Prows, and Milton Olsen.

David loved the Utah Utes and was an avid fan of their football team. It was rare for him to miss a game. He loved to travel around on his Gold Wing motorcycle and go on cruises around the world. His favorite travel companion was his sweet wife Raine. Together they went on many adventures exploring exotic places and making wonderful memories together.

David is father to 3 sons: Troy (Angie) Olsen, Travis (Tish) Olsen, and Bronson (Kellie) Olsen. He also was an amazing stepfather to 6 additional children: Brandon (Jody) Allsop, Daniel (Shannon) Allsop, Lisa (Jimmy) Shelley, Benjamin Allsop, Stephanie (Thomas) Hatrick, and Meagan (Dwaine) Still.

He was an amazing grandfather to 27 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He loved having the family get together for a home-cooked steak and potato dinner. David loved to cook and share his delicious food with friends and family.

David was a man of many trades throughout his life. He spent time building tennis courts but spent a good part of his life as a truck driver hauling dirt and gravel around.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his sweet companion Raine Olsen, stepson Benjamin Allsop, and daughter in law Jody Allsop. He leaves behind a large family who will miss him dearly. We will cherish our memories of our sweet father and take comfort in knowing he is free of his earthly pains and reunited with those he loves.

There will be a celebration of life to honor David on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Larkin Mortuary – Riverton (3688 W 12600 S, Riverton). Please attend in your University of Utah gear. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s foundation in honor of his wife Raine Olsen.


I love you so much. You Mr. David , loved me and stood by me through it all. And in the end I stood by u through it all. Thank u for being my number 2 dad. So many memories I'll forever have and cylis david Shelley , proud to carry out ur name. Now ur free from all that pain u carried . Reunited with my mother what a site that had to be. I love and miss u all so deeply. So definitely continue to watch over me.

- Lisa Allsop-Shelley