Obituary: OLSEN, BRENDA

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 11:29 p.m. MDT

Brenda Lee Bowen Olsen1963 ~ 2011ST. GEORGE, UTAHBrenda Lee Bowen Olsen, born January 13, 1963, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December 10, 2011. Brenda fought a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer. She was a devoted wife and mother, loved to watch her sons' sporting events and was their loudest cheerleader! Brenda was fun, loving, kind, generous and outgoing. She made friends with everyone she met; She had hundreds of "best friends". Brenda enjoyed teaching and helping her students; Miss Brenda was a favorite among the students. As an active member of the LDS Church, Brenda served in many positions which she greatly enjoyed.Brenda is preceded in death by her dads, James Bowen and Ernest Shafer, as well as her grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Craig Olsen; sons: Brock Sudbury and Blake Olsen; mother, Chyrele Shafer (Curt Cushing); brothers: John, Terry and Ernie Shafer; sisters: Bobie Topou (Piliote), Brooke Bowen and Brandy Bowen; in-laws; numerous nieces and nephews; and hundreds of friends. Special thanks to the neighbors, hospice and many friends and family who helped care for her. A special thanks to her husband, Craig, who stayed by Brenda's side and cared for her daily!A viewing and Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Snow Canyon LDS 6th Ward, 1610 Dixie Downs Road, St. George, Utah. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Taylorsville LDS Ward Chapel, 5643 South 2200 West, Taylorsville, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral services, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.