Earl R. Olsen, age 92, passed from this life at his home on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 23, 1915 in Emery, Utah to Raymond and Eudean Olsen. Earl married Dixie Lois Cook in the Manti Temple on Oct. 3, 1939. They made their home in Emery and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Earl and Dixie have six children; Lee (deceased), Duane, Iris, Kenneth, Vern and Earlene, 19 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. Earl was a rancher, and also worked as a coal miner in Carbon and Emery counties.
He served in numerous church callings including: high councils and stake presidencies for 22 years, temple ordinance worker and sealer in numerous temples- including being President of the Manti Temple and President of the Family History Branch for nine years.
Earl's loving wife Dixie supported him through out all their married life. They were married 69 years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Ensign Stake Center, 135 A Street, Salt Lake City. Friends called at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City Friday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Graveside services Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at the Emery City Cemetery.