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Obituary: Victor LaMar Oleson

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Victor LaMar Oleson 1917 ~ 2005 Victor LaMar Oleson, 88, passed away peacefully the morning of July 31, 2005. Born February 1, 1917 in Hooper, Utah to Granville Orlin Oleson and Anna Edith Bjorklund. He married Thelma Johnson on October 24, 1968. During World War II, he served in the Field Artillery. He then spent time on the staff at Utah State University in the teacher training department. Victor also worked on the Southern Pacific railroad for 35 years. In his early years, Victor was an avid skier. He also loved ballroom dancing and taught ballroom dancing at the University of Utah, the University of Nevada Reno, and Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Survived by wife Thelma; children, Maury, Kevin (Mindy), Eric (Anika), and Tim (Rochelle); sisters, Ruby Richards, Adele Milczarek, Marilyn Fairbanks, Mitzie Leatherow; brother Cortland Oleson; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 12 noon at the Forestview Ward Chapel, 1111E. Charlton Ave., where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery, under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.