Leona Nelson Olsen, age 79, of Provo, died July 22, 1996.
She was born September 19, 1916 in Elberta, Utah to Conrad L. and Ruby Roberts Nelson. She married Marion J. "Pete" Olsen on December 15, 1938 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1994.Leona attended school in Elberta until the 6th grade and then attended BY High, through high school. She attended BYU, graduating in 1937. After her marriage, Leona made her first home in Provo living there for 21 years. She lived in Hawaii for a short time. They then moved to San Gabriel, California, living there for 25 years, and then retired to Provo seven years ago.
She was president of AAUW in Provo and San Gabriel, belonged to Beta Sorosis and also a sewing club. She was a pink lady at Utah Valley Hospital, and at San Gabriel Valley Hospital. Served as PTA president in Provo. She held numerous church positions.
She enjoyed BYU activities with her husband and family. She was a Silver Cougar.
We love and miss you, Mom and Grandma.
Leona is survived by one son and one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Connie) Russell of San Gabriel, Calif.; and Phillip Marion and wife, Merilyn H. Olsen of Bountiful.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 1996, 11 a.m. in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo. Friends may call at the mortuary Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. or Friday morning, one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.
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