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 Orlin Romrell Oleson

Orlin Romrell Oleson

Original Name Orlin Romrell
Birth
Hooper, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death 9 May 1994 (aged 90)
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial West Point, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 089H
Memorial ID 146940 · View Source
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After enjoyable childhood days in the West Point School, I went to the North Davis High School for a time, then located in Syracuse (about three miles south of our home). The building is now destroyed.
Being the oldest boy in the family it was my pleasure each evening to take a short walk with my mother.
On November 11, 1924, I was called to serve as a missionary in the Canadian Mission presided over at that time by Elder Joseph Quincey. On July 12, 1925 the North Central States Mission was organized and my field of labor in Manitoba was included in the new mission. I labored there until 14 December 1926 under John G. Allred, the first President of the new Mission.
It was my privilege to labor in Winnipeg and Port Arthur, Canada, and Virginia, Cloquet and Duluth, Minnesota.
About six months after returning from my mission I received a call from a lady missionary I had met in the mission field. We soon became very good friends and were married about a year later, on August 1, 1928. Lolabell has been a wonderful wife and companion.
After our marriage, we lived a few months in the basement of Father's home. After the harvest was gathered I began to build a small four room house on part of the old homestead in West Point. I just finished two rooms and one (white) out-house. It was all bare plaster walls with a few boxes for furniture. We did have a nice bedroom set. It was home and we added to it as the time went on and as we needed more room. All of our children were born while we were in this house.
I farmed for a few years but began building in the summer of 1936 and have made a living at that vocation to the present time.
We decided to move to Bountiful, but wondered how we could live at West Point and go to the temple three days a week and ever get a house built. It all worked out well. It took about six months to get it to the point where we could live in it and finish it later.
The first ten years in Bountiful we, and I must say we, for I could not have done any of it without my wife and the Lord, built a new house or duplex every other year and paid for it as we went along. We have always paid a full tithing and a little extra. The Lord has kept his promise to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that we could hardly receive it. It has really been a blessing to live this close to the temple and to be serving in the House of the Lord and for Lolabell and I to serve together at least part of the time.



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  • Created by: L Despain
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orlin Romrell Oleson (3 Mar 1904–9 May 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146940, citing West Point Cemetery, West Point, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by L Despain (contributor 46999228) .