Dene Martin Olsen, 94, passed away peacefully in his home August 8, 2017. Dene was born November 8, 1922 to Harvey M and Ann E Groom Olsen in Ucon, Idaho. Dene married Dorothy Smith April 11, 1947. Later solemnized Salt Lake Temple. In January 1943 the US Army called upon Dene to serve. After 18 months overseas he continued his service at Fort Douglas Utah (where he met "Dottie" Smith) until 1946. Dene was an electrician / manager for Elder Electric from 1947 to 1972; self employed since 1972.

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Dene Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss is survived by his wife of 70 years; son Rocky M Olsen; grandchildren Rocky M (Abigail) Olsen Jr, Cydne R Olsen: great grandchildren Patience, Bella, Rocky III; sister Shirlee Dastrup, brother Dale B (Carol) Olsen; many generations nieces and nephews whom he loved.

Preceded in death by his daughter Tonya Lynne Olsen; sisters LaRue Olsen, Reva Christensen, Lorna Monson.

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Ryan Jonson

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Oct 02, 2018

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Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint


Construction & Skilled Trades

Military Affiliation

  • Army


  • World War II
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