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Doyle Olsen

1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Doyle Olsen Obituary
1922 ~ 2014
Salt Lake City, UT-Our dear husband, brother, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa lived life to the fullest and completed his mission on earth with a job well done. He passed away peacefully on May 7 with his loving family by his side. Doyle was born May 17, 1922 into a wonderful and hardworking family in Monroe, Utah. He was the sixth child of eight born to Oluf and Jemina Olsen. Sports were his passion, basketball his favorite. Doyle played for South Sevier High when they went to the State Championship three years in a row. He also served as Senior Class President. He met his sweetheart, Phyllis A. Littlewood, of Richfield, Utah, when they were both 16. Doyle and Phyllis were married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 20, 1942. They've been inseparable ever since. Theirs is a love story that's been going strong for 76 years. One of their favorite pastimes has been cruising the world together and with family. Doyle served in World War II in the 10th Mountain Division when they fought in the Italian Alps. His first daughter Julie was born when he was overseas. She was followed by Diane, Brent, and Suzi. He's been a hero to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Doyle worked as a Maintenance Engineer at the University of Utah. He became a real Ute fan, and for many years he and his sweetheart attended Utah basketball, football, and gymnastics events. Serving others in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a top priority for Doyle. His longest calling has been as a Veil Worker in the Salt Lake Temple for the last 25 years. He also served in many other capacities in the church.
Doyle is survived by his wife Phyllis, children Julie, Brent (Kris), Diane, Suzi, twelve grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Leland Olsen and his sister Allie Derrick.
Services will be held May 12 beginning at 12 noon at Foothill 3rd Ward, 1933 S. 2100 E. Family will receive friends prior starting at 10am. Interment will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 10 to May 11, 2014
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