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David Michael Olson

11/15/1946 - 12/25/2023
Service Date: 01/06/2024
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1150 W Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Visitation Date: 01/06/2024
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1150 W Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery


David Michael Olson (77) passed away on December 25, 2023 in a Hospice facility in Chandler, Arizona.  He was a great and honorable man.  He fought cancer for 3 1/2 years.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1946.  At a young age he moved with his family to a farm in Whitewater, Colorado.  David led a very happy life filled with work, service and dedication to the Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Christina, of 50 years. His children Sharon Marie Vance, Michael Richard, Jay Thomas, Benjamin Carl and 16 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters.

He graduated from Colorado State in Veterinarian Medicine in 1971.  He was a large animal Vet for 42 years and served the southeast valley.  He loved his work and the people he met.

He served 3 missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana, West Africa, Podgorica, Montenegro and San Diego, California Mission serving the Congolese Refugees.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 6, 2024 at the church building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1150 W. Elliot, Gilbert, Arizona.

For those unable to attend in person, you will be able to view the service through this link: https://zoom.us/j/96177045192?pwd=anVTbW8vL2g5UFhtV0kyczRqYTdKZz09

In lieu of flowers donations to Feed My Starving Children | Volunteer to pack meals (fmsc.org)



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Eric and Amanda Vance

    Our great love goes to you all. May all his posterity revere and honor and always remember this great man!

  • Lyle and Kerynne Vance

    We send our love and pray for solace to the entire Olson family! Praying that you will all feel the comfort of being together to mourn and the blessing of eternal families.

  • Anne Hasler Jefferies

    My love and condolences to you all. I am greatly saddened. May his family be honored by his service and his love.

  • Robert & Rosanne Noble

    David is truly the “Salt” of the earth. We are so very fortunate to have him and Chris in our lives

  • Sharon, I love your parents. I am especially grateful to them for having raised such a wonderful daughter who is a blessing to our family. I will miss your Dad but look forward to many more happy times with your Mother.
    Lots of love,

  • Ashley, I am saddened to hear of your loss. You have had a lot this year. My prayers go out to you and your family. I can only imagine the extensive amount of memories that will be shared. My heart is with you. Love you

  • Brent & Carolyn Payne

    David Olson is a remarkable man. He embodied so many noble characteristics. David was kind, generous, a hard worker, honorable, a man who served his family and his fellowmen throughout his life. Together with his wonderful wife, Chris, they raised incredible children in a loving environment and taught them the important things of life through precept and example. David leaves an amazing legacy for his posterity, family and friends to emulate!

    May the Lord’s comfort and choicest blessings be with David’s family at this time and into the future!

    Much Love,
    Brent & Carolyn Payne

  • My condolences to Ben and the entire family. My thoughts are with you.

  • Jane Williams Cooper/Sage Hospice

    Please accept our deepest condolences and humble gratitude to have provided care to David in his last days…it was an honor to serve him and your family. May he rest in peace and your hearts be filled with beautiful memories of his love for his family.

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