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Jared Gustav Olson

April 18, 1987 — February 12, 2024

Salt Lake City

Jared Gustav Olson, affectionately known as LJ, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on February 12, 2024 at the age of 36. He was born to Dave and Sharyl Olson on April 18th, 1987 and was the youngest of three children.

He grew up in Cottonwood Heights and attended Brighton High School for his Sophomore year and then moved to Southern Utah with his family and graduated from Pine View High School in 2005.

Jared was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of everyone around him. His kind-hearted nature and magnetic personality endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He had a way of connecting with everyone around him. One of the best things about his personality was his ability to make everyone feel included, important, seen and loved. He had the gift of being a people person and it showed. Not only did his family adore him but he also had a large group of friends who were always there for him and in return, Jared was there for them. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.

Music was a big part of Jared's life from a young age. He loved listening to it and loved playing his guitar. He was a perfectionist and would practice for hours to get the chords just right. One of his favorite things to do was have a "jam session" with his buddies who also played, but even more so, he loved to play with his Dad and brother Kory and Uncle Chad.

Jared excelled in so many aspects of his life, one of them being leadership and those skills became apparent when he attended the John Volken Academy in Kent, Washington where he was able to connect with those around him and lead them in a way that only Jared could.

In 2019, Jared moved to Costa Mesa and made his dream of living in warm sunny California a reality. He embarked on a career path in the world of solar power sales. He was so good at reading people and made them comfortable and at ease. It was effortless on his part. After living in California for four years, he decided to move back to Utah and be closer to family. He found the perfect job at New Star Solar where he was quickly recognized as an asset and team player. He loved this job and they loved having him!

One of Jared's greatest loves was sports, specifically Football, Basketball and Baseball. He was a fan the Seattle Seahawks and affectionately referred to them as the "Sea Birds." He loved the Utah Jazz and attended many games with friends and family. During the years that he lived in Southern California, he was able to go watch many Angels games and cheer on one of his favorite players, Mike Trout. 

Jared was a loyal friend and devoted family member. He valued deep connections and invested his time and energy into nurturing meaningful relationships. His infectious laughter and genuine interest in others made him a cherished companion to all fortunate enough to call him a friend. Jared's love for his family knew no bounds. He was a fantastic uncle to his nieces and nephew and was such a light in their lives. He loved to tease them and get them all worked up and they loved to give it right back to him. Whenever Uncle LJ came into town to visit, they knew it was going to be a good time. 

Jared is survived by his parents, Dave and Sharyl Olson, his sister Tawni (Jason) Smith and his brother Kory (Erica) Olson as well as his nieces Stella, Saylor and Sloane Smith and nephew, Romney Smith. He has many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved and adored him as well. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Marshall and Jerri Olson and his Grandparents Keith and Elsie Gustaveson and his aunt Susan Ritter and his cousin Jason Moon.

Jared leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and resilience. Although his time on this earth was cut short, the impact he made will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Let us celebrate his beautiful life. 

Viewing and Funeral Services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Estates (3115 Bengal Blvd. Cottonwood Heights, Utah)

Viewing: Monday, February 19th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Viewing: Tuesday, February 20th from 9:00am - 11:00am

Funeral: Tuesday, February 20th from 11:00am - 12:00pm

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the John Volken Academy by clicking this link: https://volken.org/donate/

Make a donation to one of the following charities in remembrance of Jared Gustav Olson

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Monday, February 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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3115 Bengal Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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3115 Bengal Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, Cemetery and Pet Garden

3115 Bengal Blvd
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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