Dale “Buck” Olson ,75 of Glenrock Wyoming, passed away December 31, 2018. He was born to
Matt and Ethel Olson on August 9,1943 in Dickinson, North Dakota. Buck had two siblings, Roy
and Maxine. Buck and his family lived in Killdeer, North Dakota for 9 years following his birth
and ran a rodeo ranch. They then moved to Wisconsin to a dairy farm as his sister needed
medical care at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Buck and his family then moved to Montana and
eventually to Casper. Wyoming.
Buck met his wife, Linda Welch at Natrona County High School. They married in May of 1961.
Buck worked as a pressman at the Casper Star Tribune for much of his younger years but his
passion was ranching. In 1974 Buck was hired as a ranch foreman on a ranch west of Casper. In
May of 1985 Buck and Linda moved to the Orchard Ranch outside of Tensleep, Wyoming. Some
of Buck’s most memorable experiences occurred while managing the Orchard Ranch for 14
wonderful years. Following his employment on the Orchard Ranch, Buck managed the Rome
Hill Ranch outside of Tensleep, worked for Neil McMurry on the McMurry Ranch in Casper,
and managed another ranch near Boxelder creek, north of Glenrock. Buck eventually decided he
needed to retire from the life he loved so much and became a butcher at Sam’s Club in Casper,
Wyoming where he received accolades for his unrivaled work ethic. Buck and Linda made
Glenrock their retirement home.
Buck is survived by his wife, Linda Olson; and his two children, Doug Olson of Casper and
Kellie Olson-Budig (Scott Budig) of Evansville. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jessie
Bower (Jarred Bower) of Glenrock Wyoming, Clint Atkinson (Amanda Atkinson) of Lander
Wyoming, Mariah Alger (Kelly Alger) of Gillette Wyoming, and Matt Olson (Gracee Olson) of
Uvalde Texas, numerous great grandchildren, and several loving extended Family.
Preceding Buck in death is Vern Olson his son, Ethel Olson his mother, Maxine Cummings his
sister, and Matt Olson his father.
Buck was a devoted and loving husband, as well as, the best dad, grandfather, uncle, or friend
that anyone could ever ask for. He took great pride in his newest great granddaughter Kimber,
and made the trip to the hospital to meet her right away. He took babysitting duty very seriously
when Kimber was left with him while mom and dad stepped outside to feed his birds. One of his
last acts on earth was kissing Kimber on the cheek. His love and passion for wildlife and
ranching made him a real “American cowboy”. Buck was a highly regarded horseman and
stockman, training horses and working livestock were tasks he did with loving hands and respect.
His true home was in the mountains atop his prized saddle horse “Splash”. Buck impacted many
people positively throughout his life, this world lost an exceptional man. We all loved him very
much and will forever miss him.
A memorial will be held June 1, 2019 at 1:00 at a place to be determined.
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