Gordon Evans Olsen
1935 ~ 2015

In the early evening hours of November 23, 2015 our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Gordon Evans Olsen, 80, passed away due to complications of prostate cancer. Gordon was born on the cold morning of December 29, 1934 in Park City, Utah to Lewis A. and Maude Evans Olsen. The third of six children, he grew up in Park City attending Marsac Elementary and Park City High School. He participated in and enjoyed choir, band, drama, basketball and ski jumping.

He served an LDS Mission to Norway, and upon returning home he joined the US Army serving two years at Fort Ord, CA. While there he met the love of his life, Carrol Forsyth and they married in the Salt Lake Temple March 27, 1959. They were blessed with four children, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Gordon loved serving eight years as a temple worker in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple; he also enjoyed his time as Branch President in the American Fork Hospital Branch. He served faithfully in all church callings. Gordon loved being a volunteer during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He loved the outdoors including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and especially golfing with his buddies.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a daughter (Tammy), and a granddaughter (Ashlee). He is survived by his wife, Carrol, and three children Lynn (James) Holley, Julie (Jack) Reeve, and Eric (Jennifer) Olsen; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive him.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 am at the American Fork 12th LDS Ward Chapel, 673 East 300 North, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and at an additional viewing Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church.

As a family, we take comfort knowing we will see Gordon again and he is joined once more with loved ones who have gone on ahead.

 

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