Scott Ammon Olsen, our beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed from this life on September 27, 2021, due to complications related to a motorcycle accident near Jackson, Wyoming.
Scott was born on June 23, 1994, to his loving parents, Andrew and Linda. As a child, he was the comic relief of the family, always happy, joking, and laughing. One of his funniest laughs sounded like a motorcycle engine. He gave each family member silly nicknames that stuck with them for years. His sense of humor and infectious laugh stayed with him throughout his life.
Scott was a gifted musician with perfect pitch. He played the piano like a concert pianist, playing music from Rachmaninoff to Brahms, from hymns to new age to soft rock. He could play anything by request. He also composed music, most of it improvised. Anyone who listened knew he was playing with his whole soul. His feelings and emotions were deep, and he expressed them beautifully through the piano.
Scott loved the outdoors, whether hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, or spending quiet time in nature. Most of his work was also outdoors, which he preferred over office work regardless of how cold or hot it was. He was a Field Manager for Layton Construction and took great pride in the projects he worked on, which included the expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium.
He exemplified a strong work ethic. He lived his life with a deep desire to do things well. His motto was, “We don’t have problems; we have solutions.” For the past few years, he has worked long hours during the day, then worked at night on a full load of college classes. He was within a semester of finishing his construction management degree.
Scott was a tremendous athlete and loved to connect with others by playing sports. He was strong, fast, and smart regardless of the game he was playing.
Along with his “strong man” side, Scott had a tender, sentimental heart. He loved people without judgment. He forgave easily. He didn’t like contention and wanted everyone to get along as a team. He kept even the smallest notes he received from others. He was especially close to his parents and his sister and brother.
Scott loved animals. He especially wanted a dog and had been planning on the kind of dog he was going to get for a long time.
He also loved gourmet cooking.
Scott put so much love into being an uncle to his four young nephews and niece. He was a magnet for them, and they could feel his special love for them. He always got down on the floor to play with them, making them laugh. They loved and adored him and loved playing with him.
Scott overcame much personal adversity in his life, and he worked like few people can comprehend to climb and move mountains. We have no doubt that he is continuing to work and that he is closer than we know, just on the other side of the veil.
Scott is survived by his parents (Linda and Andrew Olsen), his sister (Jessie Hopkins), his brother (Eric Olsen), his two grandpas (Marvin Pitman and Richard Olsen).
The family welcomes any who would like to attend a viewing for Scott from 6:00 to 8:00 on Tuesday evening, October 5. The location will be the Draper Utah Eastridge Stake Center, 1187 East Draper Parkway (12300 So.). The family also welcomes guests on Wednesday, October 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the same location. Scott’s funeral will be held immediately afterward at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road.
Guestbook to post messages for the family available at: HolbrookMortuary.com