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Obituary: Leah Lewis Olsen

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1918 ~ 2003

Leah Lewis Olsen passed away June 26, 2003 of causes incident to age.

She was born in Preston, Idaho on October 17, 1918, she and her twin sister Rhea were the second and third children of James Claude Lewis and Orilla Henderson Lewis. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She attended grade school in Preston, and graduated Preston High School and later Utah State Agricultural College, Class of 1940. She was affiliated with Kappa Delta Sorority, member of Utah State's Sponsors and Student Body Officer. At USU Leah met Marvin E. Olsen and they were married on April 26th, 1941 and raised a family of three. Two daughters, Sherry and LeAnn and a son, Michael. She taught English and literature for the Davis County School District for 14 years at South Davis Junior High School. She loved seeing seventh graders succeed. Her optimistic nature and enthusiasm for life were a model for all of those who crossed her path. Leah enjoyed many things in life including: family, parties, traveling, dancing, music, socializing, playing bridge and new adventures.

Leah is survived by her children: Sherry O. Wood (Frank) Centerville, l LeAnn O. Casto (Ned) Salt Lake City-emotionally adopted daughter of her twin sister Rhea-Jeri Camden (Rob) Salt Lake City; sister, Claudene L. Trotter of Casa Grande, AZ ,sister-in law, Ethel Lewis of Mesa AZ. She has ten grandchildren and was "Mema" to seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin E. Olsen, son Michael E. Olsen, son-in-Law, Ned Casto, brother Lamoine Lewis and her twin sister Rhea L


Viewing at Russon Mortuary 295 North Main Bountiful at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 1st, followed by Graveside Services at 12:30 p.m. in the Bountiful City Cemetery.

The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of the Heritage Place Assisted living Center, Bountiful and Sandy Regional Care Center, Sandy for providing exceptional care and consideration for Leah for the last few years.

Email condolences to the family at www.russonmortuary.com.