Anthony Patrick Olson
March 17, 1972 ~ April 10, 2023
Anthony Patrick Olson passed away peacefully and in loving care at his home in the early morning hours of April 10, 2023, following a long battle with cancer. Tony was born on March 17, 1972 in San Antonio TX to the late Janice Frances Olson (Stout) and Hugh Richard Olson. He is survived by his wife Nycole Maria Ramirez, cousin Deirdre “Cina” Lesley and her family, as well as a multitude of lifelong friends who considered Tony a brother or nephew. Tony lived his entire life in the San Antonio and surrounding areas. He embraced his Native American and Scandinavian heritages, spiritually identifying with the Cherokee values of being one with the earth in balanced harmony and the courageous warrior nature of the Vikings and Valhalla - a place of honor and glory where the souls of heroes slain in battle are received. Sacred to both cultures is the wolf, a symbol of courage, strength, loyalty and protection, that strongly resonated with Tony. He believed character and actions are what define a person; that the bonds of acceptance, loyalty and choice are stronger than mere genetics. Tony was pure love; a unique soul, intelligent and curious, he had a generosity of spirit that was amazing to witness. He had an uncanny ability to connect with people on the deepest of levels, that would forever mark your soul with love and understanding. He paid attention. He could agree with you, challenge you, learn from you and provide you with a different perspective at the same time. All with love. He had a keen wit that was comparable to none and would leave you laughing days or years later. If you were lucky enough to receive one of “Red’s” personal jabs, you had entered his circle of love. With his trademark knife at his waist, wallet chain, steel toe boots, long beard, backwards baseball cap and sunglasses, Tony presented the tough guy persona. But his smile gave him away. Those who truly knew him loved him wholly and understood that he was an utmost empath at his core, a kind, generous soul, caring beyond measure. Not a fan of anything mainstream, his eccentric and extensive music library consisted mostly unknown singer-songwriters with deep meaningful lyrics that he wanted to share with anyone who would listen. He was an avid reader of fantasy books and yet thrived on human connection in this world. He cherished all living things, with a special place in his heart for dogs who never disappointed with their authenticity and unconditional love. Riding his motorcycle symbolized freedom, camaraderie, respect and brotherhood, all values he lived by. He had many nicknames, “Tony”, “Red”, “Olson”, etc. But for me, he was and will always be “Love”. Go Astros! Please join us in celebrating Tony’s life from 3 PM-5 PM Saturday May 20th. Lux Funeral Home 1254 N Business IH 35 New Braunfels TX 78130. This will be an informal gathering for all loved ones. He did not want us to mourn. He wanted us to gather, laugh, tell our tales and celebrate his life. Therefore, come as you are and please dress comfortably. He impacted each and everyone of us. We are better people having known him. Everyone is welcome to share their “Red” stories from 4 PM-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Austin Zoo. Austin Zoo (https://austinzoo.org/) Austin Zoo is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 300 animals across a 100 different species. This was one of Tony’s favorite places to visit. It is not your typical zoo. All the animals are surrenders, rescues or part of conservation efforts.