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Rayven Scott Oleson

January 12, 1998 — February 26, 2024


Rayven Scott Oleson, a free and loving spirit, passed away in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho on February 26, 2024. Rayven was an extraordinary man whose love for life, his kindness, and gentle nature will forever be remembered.

Rayven was born on a Monday, January 12th, 1998 in Renton, Washington. It was in Washington that he made many lasting memories and friendships, some that he would keep for the rest of his life. Rayven fell in love with the ocean there and from a very young age, he always admired nature and the beauty and peace that it provided. Rayven was a true wanderer at heart who loved adventure, camping under the stars, shooting, foraging and picking anything he could find from mushrooms to huckleberries, and other plants. He embraced people of all walks of life, met other travelers along the way, and found the simple pleasures in life. Just by being himself, Rayven inspired people.

Rayven lived a life rich in experiences, passions, and connections. His unwavering loyalty and love extended beyond just his family and friends but also to all creatures of the sea and the land - especially dogs and cats who he cherished very much. On more than one occasion Rayven was referred to as the “cat whisperer.”

Rayven also had a beautiful tattoo on his right arm that described him perfectly and it said “loyalty.” He was extremely loyal to his family and friends and was a wonderful protector of his loved ones and parents. He is survived by his mother, Michele Oleson of Montana, and George Gladding of Alaska. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Brianna Atherton, Samantha Sherman, Theresa Gladding, Terri Gladding, Michael Lucy, Eric Lucy, Brian Gladding, and George Gladding Jr. He is also survived by several loving cousins, nieces, one nephew, many aunts, and many uncles. His family was vast and large as was his love for each and every one of them. 

For seven years he let his hair grow long, a symbol of his connection to nature, his defiance of societal norms, and his embrace of the hippie ethos. His spiritual depth and unwavering faith guided him through life’s highs and lows. He helped others as often as he could, and he truly changed people’s lives during his short time on Earth simply by being a great human being that we could all learn from. Rayven had an infectious laugh that could light up an entire room. He leaves behind a legacy of harmony, kindness, and love.

In remembrance of Rayven, we celebrate a life lived with curiosity, humor, passion, and taking joy in the little things (that turn out to be the big things). He will be deeply missed and remembered in countless wonderful memories. His celebration of life is scheduled to take place April 13, 2024. It will be at the American Legion Hall in Plummer, Idaho at 11:00 AM. There will be a tree planting to follow at his Mom and Dad’s house in Plummer. 

In lieu of flowers for the family, please donate to our local Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden, Idaho. Let Rayven’s love and affinity for cats (and dogs) shine on. 

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

American Legion Post 69

888 C St., Plummer, ID 83851

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