Obituary - Leon Wilford Olsen
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Leon W. Olsen
Leon W. Olsen, age 82, passed away at his home March 13, 2009. He was born August 2, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James F. Olsen & Mable Irene Flowers Olsen. He married the love of his life Erma Lue Conover on October 11, 1947, who later died June 8, 1974. Leon then married Shirley Frazier on May 20, 1975, his second love of his life. Leon was later sealed in the LDS Temple to Erma Lue and Shirley. Leon served in the Military from 1946 to 1947 in the Army. Leon moved to Orem, Utah, where he lived in the same home for 60 years. He worked at Geneva Steel for 38 years until he retired in 1986.
Leon was an avid sportsman & fisherman. He enjoyed working in his yard and traveling with his Good Sam Group and his family and friends.
We wish to thank the neighborhood of Memmo Drive, 75 East for the unconditional love, help and support they showed to our family over the many years.
Leon is survived by his sons, James (Vickie) Olsen, Wendell (Tamara) Olsen, daughter Sandy (Greg) Summers and his sister Doris (Steve) Ellis and 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wives, Erma Lue & Shirley, brothers Fred & Bob Olsen, sisters Irene West & Vera Spiking and one grandson Jeremiah Gourdin.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon, Friday, March 20, 2009, in the Timpanogos Park 3rd Ward Chapel, 1000 North Main Street, Orem, Utah. Family and friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and Friday morning from 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at Orem City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com.