Mike first arrived in the kingdom, with his parents, in 1950 at the age of six years. After a normal life as an Aramco Brat, Mike went off to university before joining Saudi Aramco.
Orphaned at the age of six, Olayan had more humble beginnings than most of his business counterparts from the Kingdom. Olayan's rise to great wealth reflected his acumen, an ability to cross cultural barriers, as well as extraordinary timing.
Valoris E. Luehrs, 79, of Crofton, Neb., died Thursday (Feb. 28, 2002) at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.
Donald R. Fate, a retired oil industry executive and long time resident of New Mexico, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002, at the age of 76. Born March 13, 1925 and raised in Bellaire, Michigan, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1944.
William Davis Lindsey died on November 6, 2001 in Seroe Colorado, Aruba. Bill was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Bill was born in Houston on July 4, 1943 and was raised in Beaumont.
Majed Assad Elass, 75, a McLean resident and vice president in charge of the Washington offices of Aramco Services Co. when he retired in 1991 after a 34-year career with the oil giant, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 29, 2001 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Alan R. Randall, 57, a resident of Brewster, MA, died Thursday, (May 31, 2001) after a long illness.
Barbara Marian Hauck, 84, of Vista died Feb. 13, 2001, at Southbridge Vista Knoll in Vista.
Eugene “Gene” Gordon Norberg, 78, of Tower, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the Virginia Arrowhead Health Care Center.