George W. Olson

George W. Olson
9/19/1922 ~ 12/8/2012
George Woodruff Olson, 90, beloved husband and father, passed away December 8, 2012. He was born in Union, Utah, to James Ferdinand Olson and Mary Peterson. George married the love of his life, Ruth Hull, on July 5, 1944. They were married for over 65 years before Ruth passed away in 2010.
George served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War II in the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged. He retired from St. Mark's Hospital after working for many years as a building engineer.
Survivors include daughters, Cheri Ann McCandless (Jim) and Jolene Urban (Lee); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his brother, Sidney Leonard Olson.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 10:00-10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, Murray, UT. Following will be a short tribute to our dear father. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. at Sandy City Cemetery located at 9000 So. 700 E.
In lieu of flowers, Dad would like it if you would make a donation to the Humane Society of Utah in his honor.
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Funeral Home

Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mid Valley
4760 S State St  Murray, UT 84107

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 11, 2012