Lynn Olive, 51, passed away June 18, 2012, after a valiant
15-month battle with brain cancer. He was born Aug. 12,
1960, in Reno, Nev., to Kenneth Reynolds and Barbara Goodwin
Olive. Dave attended schools in Reno, graduating from Wooster
High School in 1978. He later completed his bachelors and
masters degrees in business administration from the University
Dave was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, and served a 2-year mission in Chile from 1979-81.
He was married for time and all eternity to Cynthia Rae
Prusia in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple on May 26, 1984.
Dave and Cindy are the parents of two children, daughter
Caitlin Patricia and son Isaac Reynolds. Later, Dave and
Cindy welcomed their niece, Kathryn Elizabeth Olive, into
Dave was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America.
He progressed from a Cub Scout to the rank of Eagle Scout
and served as a Scout Leader in Utah, Colorado, and Texas.
He loved working with the young men of his church and enjoyed
leading them on hiking, biking and camping adventures. Dave
was a avid bicyclist, setting records for riding a tandem
bicycle across Utah.
Dave enjoyed a 30-year career in the energy industry, with
his occupations progressing from a meter reader to vice
president of project development. His business ethics and
personal integrity will be deeply missed by all who knew
and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Olive of Amarillo; daughter,
Caitlin Olive of South Jordan, Utah; son, Isaac (Callan)
Olive of Lubbock; niece, Katie Forbes (Robert) of Orem,
Utah; parents, Kenneth and Barbara Olive of Reno, Nev.;
3 brothers, Ron of Orem, Utah, Alan (VaLynn) of Newberg,
Ore., and Eric (Marla) of Castaic, Calif.; 2 sisters, Juli
Jackson of Reno, Nev., and Sarah (Jamie) McDaniel of Reno,
Nev.; his grandson expected to arrive in September, and
many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A celebration of Dave’s life (a casual gathering
of friends and family) will be held Wednesday, June 27,
from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Wolflin House (1511 Wolflin
Avenue, Amarillo, Texas).
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012,
at 10 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, located at 5401 South Bell St., Amarillo. Services
are being provided by Cox Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Highland City Cemetery (6300 West
11000 North, Highland, Utah), on Saturday, June 30, 2012,
at 2 p.m. A luncheon for family and friends will be held
immediately following the graveside service at the LDS Chapel
located at 10390 North Alpine Highway, Highland, Utah. Warenski
Funeral Home of American Fork will oversee the Utah services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Dave’s
favorite charity, Livestrong, 2201 E. Sixth Street, Austin,