MT. PLEASANT - Charles Rowe Olsen, 66, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2009 at his home, after a long valiant fight with cancer. Born Jan. 25, 1943 in Mt. Pleasant to Rowe and Josephine Menzies Olsen.
Charles served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station.
He married Tonna Draper in 1969 in Ely, Nev. and they were later divorced. Married Deanna Nelson Stonehocker on June 25, 1991 in Ely, Nev.
Charles loved the out doors, tying flies and fishing, hunting, camping and roaming the desert, admiring its treasures. He enjoyed metal detecting and traveling. He was a wonderful gardener and his tomatoes were his specialty.
Charles worked as a coal miner at several mines but worked at Deer Creek Mine for 24 years.
Survived by his wife Deanna, Mt. Pleasant; children, Charlotte (Kevin) Dubizar, Springville, Amanda Olsen, American Fork, Nathan (Keisha) Olsen, Payson; step-children, Bobbie (Jaclyn) Jarman, Bountiful, Amanda (Ray) Swensen, Bountiful; sisters, Barbara (Gary) Timothy, Doris Skinner, Bonnie (Don) Jansson, all of Overton, Nev.; seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Devere "Dee" Menzies; son, Clinton Rowe Olsen.
Funeral services will be held Friday Sept. 4, 2009 at Noon in the Mt. Pleasant 6th Ward Chapel (461 N 300 W). Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com