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Obituary: Merle Olsen Soderstrom

"Loving Mother"

Merle Olsen Soderstrom, age 88, passed away peacefully with her family by her side September 5, 2003, South Jordan.

Born to Oscar and Bertha Jane Bow-erbank Olsen May 8, 1915 in Salt Lake City. Married Edgar Melvin So-derstrom June 29, 1937 in Salt Lake City; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died Oct 23, 2001. Merle was an active member of the LDS Church and served as a Jordan River Temple worker.

Survived by children, Carol (Jack) Hilton, Apache Junction, AZ, Bob (Ila Lovdahl) Soderstrom, Dale City, VA, Paul (Elia) Soderstrom, West Valley City, UT, Carl (Paula) Soderstrom, Highland, UT, Lee Ann (John) Watkins, Idaho Falls, ID; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mildred Del'Andrae, Holladay, UT, Bertha Ruth Furness, CA. Preceded in death by parents; brother, John Olsen; and great-granddaughter, Kasey Ann Paulsen.

Services will be Mon. 11:30 a.m. Hunter LDS 23rd Ward Chapel, 3665 S. 6000 W. Friends and family may call Sun. 5-8 p.m. McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd, and Mon. at the church, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Legacy House Assisted Living, Heritage Hospice, and Drs. Spencer and Middleton.