Victoria Elizabeth Olsen Hanson, 92, wife of the late Russell S. Hanson of Logan, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 1991 in the Logan Regional Hospital of causes incident to old age.
She was born in Hyrum, Utah on July 10, 1898 to Oluf and Ruth Evans Olsen. She married Russell S. Hanson, her childhood sweetheart, on September 26, 1917 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death in August, 1970.Music was her great love. As a very young woman, she would ride the old Inter-Urban street car from town to town around Cache Valley teaching piano lessons. At age 14, she was called as organist for the Hyrum Stake Primary Board, making visits to the wards with the other officers by horse and buggy. She won many piano competitions throughout the state, and played with the Silver Players, one of Northern Utah's favorite dance orchestras of that day. A member of the LDS Church, she served as a ward organist for more than 60 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Logan 11th Ward, where she is remembered for her excellent Cultural Refinement lessons.
She was founder of the Logan Musical Arts Guild, a member of the Old Main Society of Utah State University, and a member of the Brigham Young Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
In her later years, as her eyesight diminished and she became homebound, she spent many happy hours playing piano and organ, and entertaining all who came to visit her. She will be greatly missed for her music, her delightful poetry, and her ever-cheerful spirit.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Courtney and Barbara Hanson, Los Altos, California and Eden, Utah; Gloria and Amos L. Wright, Salt Lake City; Ronald S. Hanson, Salt Lake City; one brother, Carrol L. and LaVerda Olsen, Logan; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, at 12 noon, in the Allen-Hall Mortuary Chapel in Logan. Friends may call at the mortuary Sunday evening from 7-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
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