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Eric Christian Olson


1954 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eric Christian Olson Obituary
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1954 ~ 2014
Eric Christian Olson was born May 20, 1954, in Oakland, California, to Heber Ross Olson and Joyce Whiting Olson. He passed away February 5, 2014, from the effects of leukemia. Eric grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Hermosillo, Mexico, from 1973-1975. Eric graduated from Brigham Young University in 1977 with a degree in English. He received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1980. Eric commenced the practice of law in Louisville, Kentucky, with the law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald 1980 to 1983. He practiced law in Salt Lake City, Utah, with VanCott Bagley from 1983 to 1998, and with Kirton McConkie from 1998 until taking medical leave in 2013.
Eric married MaryLynn Clark in 1976 in the Provo Temple. They have six children: Brent (Gina), Christina (Seydina), Gregory (Michelle), Matthew (Mayu), Stephen and Michael. They have six grandchildren: Anna, Donovan, Christian, Dempsey, Everett and Estelle.
Eric held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but his first calling was the one he felt was the most important: home teacher. From 2004 to 2009, Eric was Bishop of the Winder 6th Ward, Winder Stake. Eric had a lifelong love of history, particularly of the American West and the LDS Church. He loved nature and enjoyed hiking and backpacking, especially in the canyon country of Utah.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winder Stake Center, 4366 S. 1500 E. A viewing will be held on Friday evening, February 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Winder Stake Center and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the service. Internment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Fund.
Published in Deseret News from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014
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