Thor Howard Olsen

Thor H. Olsen (age 79) entered into rest on Sunday, May 13, 2018 surrounded by his famiily in Sumas, WA. He was born in Yakima, WA to Howard and Mary (McDonald) Olsen on February 15, 1939. Thor attended and graduated from Wapato High School in 1957 and continued his education at Central University and Western University.  Thor was raised in the family orchard, then moved on by owning many small businesses including an inspection company (USI) and a small trucking company named Torke. He enjoyed his work and traveling but will be most remembered for helping his friends and family. On December 29, 1967 in Parker Heights, Thor married Valerie Short. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; sons, Peter and Ian Olsen; daughter, Linda Olsen; sister, Jane Davis and four grandchildren, Rachel, Erik, Nicholas and Luke Olsen. Preceded in death by his twin brother Dale. Celebration of life service will be held on June 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. To read the full obituary and service information, please go to