Darlene Larsen Olsen

9/27/1928 ~ 7/30/2017

OlsenDarleneCropDarlene Larsen Olsen passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2017. She was born to Jens Wilford and Mary Myrtle Marx Larsen on September 27, 1928 at the family home in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She attended local schools and graduated from N.S. High and four years of LDS seminary. She married Evan LaMar Olsen on June 23, 1948 in Manti, Utah. She enjoyed being a stay at home mom and being with family. She loved to travel with their trailer, working out in her yard, and watching sports on T.V., mostly the Jazz.
Darlene is survived by four daughters: Linda Anderson, Mona; Sheryl Tuttle, Manti; Karen (Allen) Nelson, Fairview; and Marlene (Rob) Anderson, Oak Creek; daughter-in-law Carolyn O. (John) Paredes, Pleasanton, California; sisters-in-law Leah C. Larsen, Fairview, and Verla O. (Burke) Smith, Mt. Pleasant. Eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband LaMar, brothers Russell, Sheldon, and Lloyd Larsen; sister Lois Cox; son Steven L. Olsen; grandson Jason Cloward; great-granddaughter Chloe Nelson; son-in-law Eldon Tuttle.
Services will be held Friday August 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Rasmussen Mortuary, Mt. Pleasant, UT. Viewings will be held Thursday August 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday starting at 10:00 a.m. prior to service both at the Mortuary. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com.

4 Responses to “Darlene Larsen Olsen”

  1. Mitzi Vough says:

    My heart goes out to all of you…you will miss her………… Lot’s of memories over the years. Dad was the first, she’s the last…. I heard said “End of an era” & that it is, seems strange. Oh how fast time goes by. My thoughts are with you, Love to all – Mitzi

    LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY

    Those we Love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday. .. Unseen, unheard, but always near; Still Loved, still missed and very dear. For death leaves a heartache, No one can heal And Love leaves a memory no one can steal……………….

  2. I’m so sorry. It’s always hard to say good bye. You are all in my heart.

  3. Dawn Sterner says:

    Cheryl, Marlene and family. I’m so sorry about your mom. She was quite a lady. I know you will miss her for a long, long time. My prayers are with each of you..

  4. Duane Hansen says:

    Steven was a good friend in Scouts. Lamar and his brother Russ was a terrific civic servant in helping coach and fund out Little League team the “Blues”, being the Fire Chief for so many years and providing a lot of free / discounted tire patching, second hand oil and repairs for my mom’s cars.

    Verla Olsen and Darlene were our biggest and loudest cheerleaders. They helped set up a team end of season overnighter at the Scout Cabin on Fairview Lake. Many of us that trip were skinny dipping in the pond below when a caravan of cars came up the road toward the cabin and somebody (I think it was either Darlene or Verla shouted from the cabin “Girls are coming, girls are coming!” and several of us climbed out of the pond tripping, hopping on one foot, and falling in the sage brush in the rush to put our swimming suits or jean back on and then ran up to the protection of the cabin about a 100 yards away.

    Darlene and Verla were always laughing and joking and cheering us on. Both were good friends to my Mom Barbara and our Carlson family.

    Always she had a kind word. We were so sad to hear when Steven died…he was a smart and good friend in church and scouts. Linda was always a nice and pleasant and fun friend all through grade school and high school.

    As some above mentioned…it is the end of wonderful small town American era in Mt. Pleasant. What a great place to grow up with good people like Darlene, LaMar, Verla, Russ, Steve, Linda…we were blessed to be their friends.

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