John Barlow Olson

Date of Birth

August 22, 1959

Date of Death

December 25, 2016

John Barlow Olson, beloved son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend and long time Santa Barbara resident, passed away on December 25, 2016.

John spent his life passionately enjoying nature’s many gifts in Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe. An avid beach swimmer, biker, kayaker, hiker and lover of music, Frisbee, coffee, Big Sur and all of God’s creatures big and small, John’s appreciation for the beauty of this earth was recognized by all who knew him. He was also very proud to work at SB Public Market doing two of his favorite things, serving great food and sharing conversation with its patrons.

John was born at Cottage Hospital On August 22, 1959. He is survived by his two sisters Bobbi Driscoll and Julie Olson, brother-in-law Mark Driscoll, nieces and nephews Heather Bernardi and husband Anthony Bernardi, Katie Driscoll, Sean Driscoll, Tara Andrews and husband Ryan Andrews, Ryan Driscoll, great-nieces and nephew Ella, Annelise, Layla and James, and cousins Steven, Linda, Kristi, Kent, Ann, Sue, Steph and John. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ann Olson of Goleta, CA.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara.

Contributions in his memory may be made to SB Wildlife Care Network.


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