David J. Olson of North Bend passed away on Friday November 6th at his home in North Bend, of natural causes, he was 67 years old. David was born on March 8th, 1954 in Bellingham, Washington to parents Don and Joanne Olson. The family soon moved to North Bend where Don began his teaching career. David grew up there, attending North Bend Elementary, Junior high and Mount Si high school, graduating in 1973.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts for many years and, with his dad, enjoyed hikes, campouts and community events in the area. Through scouting, David formed many strong friendships, learned to tie knots, paddle a canoe and NOT to eat the infamous “Tuskahatchie Stew”!
After graduation, David’s love of science and technology led him to attend Green River College, where he earned an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Technology. He worked for several years at Sunstrand Corporation in Redmond, which later became Allied Signal. His team made parts for Boeing and other aircraft guidance systems.
David was an active member of the North Bend Community Church as he grew up. Singing in the youth choir and later providing many hours of service to the Church, the Helping Hands Food Bank, the Valley Kiwanis and Key Clubs. David participated every year in the annual Kiwanis holiday Giving Tree, sold Fireworks in July, volunteered at the Relay for Life, and many, many other community activities.
David had a huge heart and a true love of life, his family and his Church. In 2011, David was awarded the “Spirit of the Community” award by the North Bend City Counsel for his service to the town and its people. In 2015 he was awarded the “Unsung Hero – Spirit of the Valley” Award also for his community service.
David loved participating in the ”Night on a Dark Trail” at Halloween for several years, one year as a Troll under the bridge, one year a creepy clown and one year a drunken pirate. Christmas was a very special time as well for David, he rang the bell for the Salvation Army in the freezing cold and brought his camera to every family event! His presence will be greatly missed, not only by his family, but also by his friends, neighbors and the community.
David is survived by his sister Judy Tamigniaux of Puyallup and his niece Rachel Gupta, nephew Geoffrey Tamigniaux and great nephews Neil and Pavan of Sammamish as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Remembrances may be made in his name to any of the charities above, the North Bend Community Church, the Helping Hands Food Bank, Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club or Mount Si High School Key Club. Friend’s Tributes will be posted on the Flintoft’s Funeral Services website and David and Judy’s Facebook pages.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a future date.