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 Elva Jean <I>Jones</I> Olsen

Elva Jean Jones Olsen

Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 17 Nov 2012 (aged 86)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Salem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 101029909 · View Source
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Elva Jean Jones Olsen

1926 ~ 2012

Elva Jean Jones Olsen, 86, of Springville, rejoined her husband, Allan B. Olsen, on Saturday, November 17, 2012. She was born March 13, 1926, in Payson, Utah, the youngest child of James H. and Anna L. Olsen Jones. She graduated from Payson High School and attended Brigham Young University, receiving a two-year Business Technology Certificate. She also took classes at Utah Technical College (now Utah Valley University). She was employed as a secretary/typist, including nearly ten years with Brigham Young University.

She married Allan B. Olsen of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple, September 29, 1948. They lived in Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, and Utah; their principal residences were in Spanish Fork, Santaquin, Fountain Green, and Provo, Utah. She enjoyed music, dancing, sewing, cooking, and traveling. After suffering a stroke, she lived for the past several years with her son Rex and his family in Springville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1991; by her parents; by all of her brothers, sisters, and their spouses: Lafayette H. (Esther) Jones, Jennie E. (Joseph) Windle, Maurice E. (Melba) Jones, Zelpha J. (Norvel) Dayton, Norma N. (Wilford) Fischer, J. Darrel Jones, and Tressa A. (Robert) Peterson; and by a nephew and two nieces, John Ronald Jones, Larayne M. Dayton, and Christine J. Probst.

She is survived by her five sons: Joseph A. (Cathy) Olsen, of Provo, James B. (Shirley) Olsen, of Orem, Stephen R. (Suzanne) Olsen, of Orem, Rex L. (Margaret) Olsen, of Springville, and Ralph E. Olsen, of Phoenix, Arizona, plus nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many devoted nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Salem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through her obituary at

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  • Maintained by: Stephen Ray Olsen
  • Originally Created by: Arlene Gertsch
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101029909
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elva Jean Jones Olsen (13 Mar 1926–17 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101029909, citing Salem City Cemetery, Salem, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Ray Olsen (contributor 47912887) .