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Alice McDonald Olsen
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Obituary for Alice McDonald Olsen

Alice Louise McDonald Olsen was born April 2, 1923 at the Lewis home on 48th South in Holladay, Utah to Robert Bruce and Irona Louvisa Gundersen McDonald. She passed away February 1, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
There were nine children in the McDonald family: Robert Lloyd, Willard Annon, Ada Lerona, Thomas Bruce, Francis Glen, Legrand Gundersen, Ralph Casper, Harriet Iris and Alice Louise McDonald. Alice grew up in Holladay and the Cottonwood areas. Many happy days were spent at the “old Irving School” and at Granite High School.
At twelve years of age she learned to play jazz, popular, and classical piano and later the organ. Music was a grand and glorious time throughout her life. She made quite a few CD’s for family and friends. She served an LDS mission to Norway. This experience set a pattern in the coming years to speak the language, sing and play Norwegian songs, prepare “Norske mat” and associate with former missionaries and friends.
Alice was employed by the County Clerk at the City and County Building for approximately 13 years, serving in many departments—as a secretary to the County Clerk, also in the Probate Department and mainly as Clerk to the Salt Lake County Commission for many years—taking minutes of their meetings and responding to the approved and denied applications.
She was actively engaged in writing family histories and was able to finish 3 books to share with the family. She loved taking pictures of Mt. Olympus in every season of the year and also wrote a book called Mt. Olympus (her favorite, most beautiful mountain in the Wasatch Range).
On February 5, 1951, Alice was married to Richard Lloyd Olsen and sealed to him in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children: Kristine Louise, Richard Lloyd, and Robert Frans Olsen. Employment has caused moves to five different states, each one more exciting than the last, and finally ending up again in our ‘old home town’.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Farm Hill LDS Ward located at 1250 Murray-Holladay Road, Holladay, Utah with a viewing prior from 9:00-10:45 a. m. at the church. Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Farm Hill LDS Ward

1250 E. 4800 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farm Hill LDS Ward

1250 E. 4800 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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Elysian Burial Gardens

1075 East 4580 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84117


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