EMERY/SALT LAKE CITY - 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 to Raymond and Eudean Olsen. Earl married Dixie Lois Cook in the Manti LDS Temple on Oct. 3, 1939. They made their home in Emery and Salt Lake City.
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; president of the Manti LDS Temple; and president of the family history branch for nine years.
Earl's loving wife, Dixie, supported him throughout all their married life. They were married 69 years.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Ensign Stake Center, Salt Lake City. Graveside services followed at the Emery City Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.