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Ida Olsen Donaldson
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1931
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 2009
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

Ida Olsen Lund Donaldson
June 5, 1931 - February 8, 2009

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Ida Olsen Lund Donaldson left this earthly existence suddenly February 8, 2009 and set out on the greatest adventure ever!

Ida was born June 5, 1931 to John LeRoy and Ethel Oman Olsen in Moroni, Utah.

She graduated from Moroni High School and Snow College. She married Harvey Allen Lund in 1950 in the Manti LDS temple. Harvey died eight years later in 1958. She married John Newton Donaldson in 1963. Newt died in 1990.

Mother's life has been one of service, happiness, experiencing new things and trying to make a difference. She was never satisfied with doing things the way they had always been done, but always tried to improve and took on the challenge to make things better.

She served in many capacities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an organist, teacher, stake Primary president, MIA president, stake and ward Relief Society president. She had served as president of American Mothers of Utah, captain for the Sanpitch D.U.P.

She was the first woman to serve as a Moroni City Councilwoman. She was a newspaper correspondent ("super-scooper") for the Pyramid and Provo Herald. She also served as the North Sanpete president of the American Cancer Society as well as numerous other positions of service. Her greatest joy, however, was serving and loving her family, who in turn love her dearly. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by four siblings: brother, Oman, brother, Lloyd, sister, Evelyn, and brother, Elliot. She is survived by her three children: David (Kenna) Lund, Orem; Elaine Dransfield, Nibley; and Kathleen (Helge) Skjeveland, Orem; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, her sister, Helen, brother, Ralph, and sister, Rheta.

A celebration of her wonderful life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Moroni Utah Stake Center at 82 North Center Street in Moroni, Utah. Friends and family may call on Friday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 9:30-10:30 at the Moroni Stake Center.
Interment will be held in the Moroni City Cemetery.

Published in the Deseret News from 2/12/2009 - 2/13/2009.

(Information has been gathered from several sources, so some of it may not be correct)
Family links: 
  John Leroy Olsen (1888 - 1972)
  Ethel Evoline Oman Olsen (1890 - 1980)
  John Newton Donaldson (1912 - 1990)*
  Harvey Allen Lund (1929 - 1958)*
  Oman LeRoy Olsen (1916 - 2001)*
  Lloyd Vern Olsen (1918 - 1989)*
  Elliot B. Olsen (1928 - 1991)*
  Ida Olsen Donaldson (1931 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Moroni City Cemetery
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Kimberly
Originally Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
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Ida <i>Olsen</i> Donaldson
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Ida <i>Olsen</i> Donaldson
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Ida <i>Olsen</i> Donaldson
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Feb. 12, 2009

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