“Will Be Missed”\nDean Joseph Olsen passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2007. Dean was born in Salt Lake City on September 18, 1923 to Joseph Erastus Olsen and Anna Amelia Nielsen Olsen, the oldest of five children. On June 23, 1948 he married Virginia Hazel Elkins in Salt Lake City. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised two boys and one girl. Virginia passed away on January 26, 1982 in Salt Lake City. Dean married Viette Morris Gilmore on September 3, 1983 and together they traveled and worked to help the needy.\nDean was proud of his 100% Danish heritage. He was amazing in the way his Danish determination enabled him to surmount numerous challenges. He loved the outdoors, his yard, and his roses. He enjoyed helping others and was known for the hundreds of breads he baked to share with shut-ins and family for the holidays. With Virginia, he served in the Cannon First LDS Ward and with Viette he was active at Wasatch Presbyterian Church. He made many friends at Association of Widowed People and Kiwanis.\nHe is survived by children, Gary Dean Olsen (Sandra), St. George; Brent Lee Olsen (Marina), West Jordan; Dawna Kay Braithwaite (Richard), Pahrump, NV; stepchildren, John Gilmore (Cote), Phoenix, AZ; Cecelia Mercanet (Steve), Woodenville, WA; Kathleen Bescoly (Eric), San Marino, CA; Eileen Gilmore, Boise, ID; and Cheryl Durham (Lawrence), Redondo Beach, CA; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon Max Olsen, Grand Junction, CO; Ted Hugh Olsen, Salt Lake; and sister, Joan Beth Hill, Salt Lake. Preceded in death by brother, Keith Leon Olsen.\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street, Murray, UT. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2007 and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the mortuary. Dean will be buried beside Virginia in the Murray City Cemetery.