Merrill Glade Olsen 1929 ~ 2011Merrill Glade Olsen, left this life into the loving arms of his parents, Merrill Glen and Alice Freston Olsen. He was born November 24, 1929 on Thanksgiving Day in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Bebe Jane Rees June 1, 1955. The marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple.Glade was a great family man. He enjoyed hunting, family reunions, and camping at the family farm getaway in Wales. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, laughing at their antics and applauding their many achievements. Glade drove truck for Consolidated Freightways over 3,000,000 miles. He earned many safety and accident free awards.He is survived by his wife, Bebe; children, Merrill Wayne (Mindy) Olsen; Robert Glade (Barbara, deceased) Olsen; Susan Jane (Jeff) Quinn; Jessi Marea (Eddie) Rojas; eleven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; sister, Shannon (Glen, deceased) Stucky; brother-in-law, Bill Hover; sister-in-law, Marilyn Burningham. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ilauna Hoover; brother, Michael Dee Olsen.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2001 in the Sanpitch 1st Ward Wales, Utah. Family and friends may call Friday one prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Moroni Cemetery.