1934 - 2016
Wester Olsen, 81, died January 15, 2016 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara after a lengthy illness. Mr. Olsen was born July 24, 1934 in New York and lived in Santa Barbara for 68 years. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and worked in marine electronics and communications in Santa Barbara, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii. He owned and operated Wes Olsen Electronics at the Santa Barbara Harbor for a number of years. Mr. Olsen is a past president of the Goleta Lions Club and was a dedicated amateur bowler. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. As he aged he enjoyed observing and photographing the hummingbirds that came to his feeders. Mr. Olsen is survived by his daughters Jennifer Clayton Rodriquez, Kimberly Olsen and Crystal Olsen Glynn, as well as four grandchildren. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, CA on January 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm. Donations to the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association are requested in lieu of flowers.