Ralph T. Olson

Ralph attended that mega SOE in Hilo, Hawaii under the leadership of Loren and Darlene Cunningham, Paul Hawkins, Warren and Gayle Keapproth. His son Jeremy was born during that SOE making him the first baby born in Ywam, Hawaii. Ralph and his wife Yolanda first came as staff in March 31, 1974, did a summer of service outreach to the Big Island. They were working with Dr. Howard Malmstadt, Dr. Merton and Zella Mary Osborne on a curriculum writing project for International Christian Schools in Pomona, Calif. in 1975 when Ralph was diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Ralph was nine days shy of his 27th birthday when he died on March 26, 1976.

YWAM MemorialsA digital place to honor, remember and give thanks to God for those who have died in the service of God through YWAM.

YWAM-Memorial.org has been a digital place to honor, remember and give thanks to God for those who have died in the service of God through YWAM. In the last month, in discussions with Donna Jordan Co-Founder YWAM Associates International and Patricia Talbott leader in YWAM Associates International, we sensed that it was right to blend these two websites together. For Peter Jordan, also Co-Founder of YWAM Associates is now with the cloud of witnesses, this was very much in his heart and so also in honor of Peter these two websites are now blended. Please visit this new Memorial site to see the current Memorials listed or to create a Memorial of a YWAM loved one.

- Steve Goode and The YWAM Associates International Team