Gary Eugene Olsen
1939 ~ 2017
Gary was born on July 2nd 1939 in Nephi Utah. Surrounded by his family he passed peacefully in his home in Magna on July 15, 2017.
Gary married Ida Mae Jackson on September 18, 1962 in the Manti Temple. Gary worked at Hill Air Force Base for over 26 years. He was a member of the United State Coast Guard Reserves for over 23 years. He enjoyed being in the outdoors; hunting, fishing, trapping and even mining. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He served faithfully and helped many others in his various callings in the LDS church. He enjoyed making canes and walking sticks. He enjoyed even more giving them away. He maintained his cheerful and joking self throughout his illness. He left this world without regrets.
Gary is survived by his children, Dean Olsen (Sarah), Brad Olsen (Kristi), Teresa Forster (Mark); brother, Raymond; sisters, Verna and Gayle; 11 grand-children; 2 great grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae; his parents, Eugene and Nora; daughter, Dalene Ellefsen; son, Duane; and grand-daughter, Morgan.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Elk Run Chapel, 3610 South 8400 West. Viewings will be held Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S. and Thursday 10-10:45 a.m. at the church. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com.