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Travis Michael Olsen

Travis Michael Olsen

 

12-06-2018

 

Travis Michael Olsen

Travis Michael Olsen, 33, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2018 while working. He was the firstborn of five children to Michael and Margo Olsen Sept. 21, 1985 in Mt. Pleasant, where he was raised.

Travis followed his dad around with a hammer and learned as much as he could, as young as he could. He was a natural-born entrepreneur and builder. He built a multi-room chicken coop at age 10 and, using his mom’s tennis racket, ran his own profitable seeding business before he was a teenager.         He completed his first taxidermy project at age 12, a pheasant he had hatched and raised himself. He was first formally employed at age 14, when he started riding his 4-wheeler to Bear Mountain to work.

In high school, Travis was active in the FFA. His team took state and traveled to nationals in Oklahoma City for rangeland judging. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and he graduated from North Sanpete High in 2004. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Travis was married and sealed to the love and light of his life, Bree Anne Duncan, in the Manti LDS Temple on July 27, 2007. He was her rock, her “calm to my crazy,” her everything.

Travis earned his associate degree from Snow College and a bachelor degree from Utah State University in Business Management. Already a successful businessman, he made it official by graduating in 2010. He owned and operated Double T Lawn Care and Divine Edge Property Management with his brother Tyler.

Travis built and landscaped his own home. He could build or fix anything. If he didn’t know how, he figured it out.

Travis loved to travel with Bree. They most recently visited Iceland, Holland, and Belgium. When he wasn’t with Bree, he was hunting. To say he was a lifelong avid hunter would be an understatement.

Travis had a carefree, easy-going personality and got along with everyone. He didn’t have anything bad to say about anyone and had no enemies or grudges. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, “son”/dog Batman and parents, all of Mt. Pleasant; sister Megan (Eric) Taylor, Orem; brother Tyler (Lusia) Olsen, Fairview; sister Mailey (Austin) Christensen, Cedar City; brother Tod Olsen, Orem; parents-in-law Keith and Debbie Duncan, Neola; grandmother Maxine Anderson, Fairview; Bree’s siblings; and 17 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Beverly Olsen and Gary Anderson, aunts and uncles Eugene Anderson and Peggy and David Samons, and cousin Clint Anderson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.