Francis Charles “Chuck” Olsen 

Chuck Olsen

Francis Charles “Chuck Olsen died on May 8, 2022 after battling complications following vascular surgery. Chuck was born in San Francisco, CA on March 7, 1944 to Bernard Charles Olsen and Alice Elizabeth Olsen while his father was serving in the US Navy. The family later returned to Everett, MA where Chuck grew up among extended family. 

Chuck was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his children, Geoffrey Charles Olsen of Bend, OR; Katherine Olsen Smith and her husband John, of Asheville, NC; Kristina Olsen Roney and husband Dean, of Lexington, VA. Survivors also include five grandchildren, Connor Smith, Abigail Smith, Aidan Roney, Evan Roney and Audra Roney; brothers, Bernard Charles Olsen, Jr. and William Robert Olsen; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are former wives, Deborah Wood Olsen of Asheville, NC and Myrna Mataya Olsen of Albuquerque, NM who was also his business partner until they retired in June 2020. 

From an early age through college when he was sidelined with injuries, Chuck was a gifted and award-winning baseball player. After earning a BA and MBA from Rollins College, Chuck worked in sales for a short time, later choosing to work in the Real Estate business as a Broker and eventually establishing his own Residential Real Estate Appraisal practices in Rochester, MN and later in Albuquerque, NM. Chuck was always considered a leader and a mentor from school days throughout his life. 

Chuck is under the care of French Cremations and Funerals. A Celebration of Life service is planned for June 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm at French’s on 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE. Friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Animal Humane of Albuquerque, 615 Virginia St. SE, 87108 in Chuck’s memory.

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