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Calvin Southgate Olson, 64, of Fredericksburg passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.
He was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Salt Lake City to Earl Elsworth and Lucile Southgate, the second of three children.
He grew up in Salt Lake City until the family moved to Falls Church, where he attended school, graduating from Falls Church High School in 1966.
He attended Brigham Young University and Church College of Hawaii before he was called to serve a mission for the LDS Church in the French East Mission from 1968 to 1970.
On April 3, 1972, he married Jensine Ahlstrom in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They began their married life in Provo, Utah, resuming their studies at Brigham Young University. Four children were born to them in Utah. In 1980, they moved to Virginia, where seven more children were born. Cal worked with his father in the insurance business and later as a computer programmer and consultant/researcher on family issues.
At the time of his death, he was serving as a financial clerk in the Chancellor Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fredericksburg. His voice was always a strong one for truth and righteousness. Family was of utmost importance to him. He loved his wife, he loved his children and he left a great example to all.
Survivors include his wife, Jensine; and 10 children, Jennifer Hancock (Mike) of Madison, Wis., David of Los Angeles, Christina of Provo, and Joseph, Jared, Amanda, Jacob, James, Benjamin and Tamara of Fredericksburg; seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Kate, Anna, Daniel, Rachel, Nathan and Elise; his sister, Sherry Wallace (Garn) of Los Angeles; and his brother, Larry Olson (Debbie) of Fredericksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Timothy Moroni.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Latter-day Saints chapel on Bragg Road, with Bishop Martin Rich officiating.
In lieu of flowers, monies may be donated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fast offering and missionary funds.