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Daniel Kent Olsen
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1948
Payson
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 2013
Utah, USA

Daniel Kent Olsen, beloved husband, father, and brother passed away at the age of 64, on April 1, 2013 after a long and valiant battle of many health challenges. He was born on August 18, 1948 in Payson, Utah to Daniel Ward Olsen and Deon Tew.

At 19, he served a 2 year mission to Denmark. He married Kathleen Snarr on June 25, 1971 in the Manti Temple. He graduated from Snow College with an Associates in Science and Weber State College with a Bachelor's degree in Police Science. Much of Kent's life was spent in service to others. He served as a scout leader in various capacities for over 27 years and received the Silver Beaver Award. He served as a volunteer in many organizations including being an EMT (25 years), volunteer fireman, and Hunters Safety instructor. Kent was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various callings in the church.

One of his most favorite things was to be involved with his children in activities that helped them to learn and celebrate their Native American heritage. They would travel to many rendezvous together. He loved to hunt, be in the outdoors, raise rabbits, make wood creations, and most of all; spend time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his children, Jeremiah (Shandy) Olsen of Payson, Utah and Mariah (Kelly) Ranier of Taos, New Mexico. He is also survived by 2 grandsons, Kenyon and Kayl, and two granddaughters, Tishina and Pretty Plume. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Challas Snarr.

Kent is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Ward Olsen and Deon Tew and his father-in-law, LaVere Snarr. He leaves behind two sisters; Eileen Beth (Charles) Jeffs of Ephraim, Helen LaVelle (Blaine) Robertson of Payson, and three brothers; Jay Ivan (Tawny) Olsen of Ephraim, Darrel Ward (Corinne) Olsen of Ephraim, and Vaughn Ray (Miriam) Olsen of Ephraim and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim 1st ward church (450 N 200 W).

Interment in the Ephraim Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Ward Olsen (1923 - 1994)
  Deon Tew Olsen (1925 - 1993)
 
Burial:
Ephraim Park Cemetery
Ephraim
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Annie
Record added: Apr 01, 2013
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Daniel Kent Olsen
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May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: May. 3, 2013

- Annie
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013
 
 
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