Obituary of Brent Levon Olsen
Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago
Birth: Oct. 27, 1954
Death: Dec. 1, 1978
Brent Levon Olsen, 24, of 1621 South Carterville Road in Orem, passed away Friday in the Utah Valley Hospital. He was born in Provo, October 27, 1954, to Clyde L. and Ilene Harward Olsen. He married Susanne Frost, June 23, 1977 in the Provo LDS Temple. He was a structural engineer and a member of the LDS Church. He received his education in Orem schools and graduated from Orem High School and the LDS Seminary. He was attending BYU and had attend for three years seeking a civil engineering degree. He had worked for Mountain States Steel. He served an LDS mission to Los Angeles, California. After release from his mission, he returned to BYU and also began working for Utah Pacific Steel in Lindon, where he was employed at the time of his death. He also served an LDS stake mission in the Sharon Stake prior to going on a full-time mission to California. He was in the National Honor Society while in high school and was on the honor roll at Brigham Young University. He was a member of the Orem 19th Ward and was an elder. He served as a Sunday School teacher in the 19th Ward. His interests included golf, hunting camping, skiing, and he was an avid sports spectator. He is survived by his wife and parents of Orem, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O Harvey Harward of Provo.
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