Military graveside services for Glenn Ballard Olsen, 71, of
Grand View, who died Saturday, April 6, in a Boise nursing
home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Melba
Cemetery with the Melba American Legion Post 126
Services and interment
are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mr. Olsen was born Jan. 18, 1914, in
Caldwell, to George and Winifred Ballard Olsen. He was
reared and educated in Melba, graduating from Melba High
School. He attended the College of Idaho. After
his schooling he farmed in Melba. He entered the U.S.
Navy on Jan. 31, 1944 and served during World War II.
He was honorably discharged on Dec. 16, 1945 and returned to
Melba and his farming.
married his wife Jeanine on Jan. 12, 1965, in Vancouver,
Wash. He owned and operated several businesses in
Idaho, including the Banks One, restaurant and store in
Banks; the 229 Club in Meridian; and the Black Sands Resort
at C.J. Strike Dam.
He retired in
1976 and had resided in the Grand View area since. He
helped start the Melba American Legion Post 126, where he
was a charter member and its first commander. He also
was instrumental in starting the Melba Gun Club. He
was also a member of the Bruneau American Legion Post 83.
He is survived by his wife of Grand
View; three daughters, Lynne Zittle of San Jose, Calif.,
Pamela Gardner of Seattle, Wash., and Jody B. Olsen of Grand
View; three stepdaughters, Georgia Kaye Henry of
Minneapolis, Minn., Cindy Lee Rinner of Grand View and
Sandra Jeanette Seamons of Bliss; one stepson, Grady Glenn
Olsen of Twin Falls; one brother, Kenneth Olsen of Dyer,
Nev.; and 13 grandchildren.
preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Melba American Legion Post 126,
Melba or the Bruneau American Legion Post 83, Bruneau.