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Ariel LaMar Olsen


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Ariel LaMar Olsen Obituary
Ariel LaMar Olsen, 93, of Moreland, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2016 at the Bingham Memorial Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born February 17, 1922 in Mink Creek, Idaho the son Ariel L. Olsen and Emma Victoria Johnson Olsen.
LaMar spent his early years in Mink Creek and moved to the Milo area.
He served in the Navy for 6 years during WWII and then also served in the Korean Conflict. He served for a short time on the USS Tarawa. After returning from the service he finished his last year of high school in Rigby.
He attended Rick College and the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Engineering.
On June 22, 1948, he married Lois Christiansen in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in the Bishopric, as High Priest Group Leader and in the Young Men's organization. He was active in Boy Scouts of America.
LaMar finished his career at the INL as site services manager after 29 years. He also stayed busy on his hobby farm and working various little jobs after his retirement.
He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, cooking for others, woodworking, welding and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Blackfoot; children, David LaMar (Karen) Olsen of Moreland, LaDene Walker of Logan, UT, Dennis Kay Olsen of Riverside, Sharon Marie (John) Fisher of Salt Lake City, Calvin Delan (Heidi) Olsen of Moreland; brothers, Lowell V. Olsen of Punta Gorda, FL, sisters, Barbara Joy Fossum of Sacramento, CA and a sister-in-law, Beverly Olsen of Idaho Falls; eighteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy C. Olsen, daughter-in-law, Kristine Olsen, brother, Dee J. Olsen and sister, Emma Eulala Hanks.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Moreland 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 740 W.175 N., Blackfoot with Bishop Brad Adams conducting.
The family will meet with friends and family on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Primary Children's Hospital or Huntsman Cancer Center.
Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Feb. 9, 2016
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