FERRON-Ethel Elizabeth Nelson Olsen, age 97, passed away Oct. 17, 2008, in Ferron. Elizabeth was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Manti, Utah, to Thorvald Victor and Ethel Elfrieda Nielsen Nelson. She married Elden Arthur Olsen in Castle Dale, Utah on Oct. 31, 1933. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Elizabeth grew up in Ferron and attended Wasatch Academy. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, camping, quilting, crocheting, puzzles, and genealogy. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Elizabeth is survived by her children: Marilyn Young of Wellington, Sherril (Lorraine) Olsen of Renton, Wash., Lamar (Laurie) Olsen of Layton, Jerry (Sue) Olsen of Price, Marita (Byron) Rollins of Ferron, and Connie (Steve) Johnson of Frisco, Texas; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Lowry Olsen of Ferron; and a sister-in-law, Lavonne Nelson of Kent, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden Arthur Olsen; a son-in-law, Merril Young; two grandchildren, Wendy Mequette Olsen and Paula Ann Olsen; grandson-in-law, Cory Cornish; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Thayn and Hannah Coleman; her brothers, LaMar, Royal, and Wallace Nelson; and two sister-in-laws, Blanche Justice and Dorothy Olsen.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at 2 p.m., at the Millsite LDS Ward Chapel (35 West 200 North, Ferron). There will be a viewing Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at the Millsite Ward and Friday one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.