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Morris Olson

Morris Robert “Robbie” Olson III, 49, of Poplar died Jan. 23, 2024.

He was born Sept. 30, 1974, to Maizie Ogle and Robert Olson Jr. in Poplar. He was very lucky in the way that he had two moms, Maizie and Mary. He grew up a very happy child and graduated from Poplar Schools. He loved playing basketball and his high school coach said he was one of the best ball players he ever coached. After he graduated, he attended college in Billings for a while.

While he was attending Poplar Schools, he met Michelle McGowan, the mother of his son, Alexander Robert Olson-McGowan.

After coming home, he worked different jobs. He was a wildland firefighter for the tribes, a seismograph line worker, worked at Tande’s grocery and worked as a day laborer. He also attended Fort Peck Community College.

He enjoyed life. His hobbies were visiting with his family and friends, listening to music, playing basketball in his younger days, going to powwows with friends and just having fun. You could always see him walking around. Lately, he would go to Tribal

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