Leon Wilford Olsen

2 Aug 1926 - 13 Mar 2009

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Leon Wilford Olsen

2 Aug 1926 - 13 Mar 2009
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Obituaries 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 mar

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Leon Wilford Olsen

Married: Oct 1947

Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


Beloved Husband & Father
Married Oct. 1947
Sealed Aug 27, 1997
James C., Wendell L., Sandra J.

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James C., Wendell L., Sandra J.


June 14, 2011


April 7, 2020


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April 12, 2020


June 9, 2011

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Obituary - Leon Wilford Olsen

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Obituaries 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.

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Leon Wilford Olsen was born on 2 Aug 1926
Leon Wilford Olsen was 13 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 19 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 27 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 38 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 46 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 60 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Leon Wilford Olsen was 68 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Leon Wilford Olsen died on 13 Mar 2009 at the age of 82
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