David LeGrand Olsen

May 31, 1940 – April 27, 2003

Publication Date: April 29, 2003 – The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah.

David LeGrand Olsen passed away of a brain tumor on April 27, 2003, surrounded by family and friends. He was born May 31, 1940 in Salt Lake City to LeGrand and Beulah Olsen, the eldest of six children. David graduated from West High School, where he played basketball, and the University of Utah. He served as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan. He married Katherine Mills on July 31, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Dad loved life and his family. He enjoyed family events, reading, traveling with family, as well as watching and playing sports, especially golf. In recent years, he took pleasure in making a hole in one, having the Olympics in Salt Lake City, taking a trip to Asia with Kathie, and spending lots of time with his grandchildren. He loved children and was able to bring a smile to anyone who came in contact with him. Dave was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the LDS Church in the Tax Division for nearly 30 years, retiring in December 2002. Dave served in a variety of Church and civic callings including branch president, ward clerk, bishop’s counselor, and stake high councilor. Dave was serving as the president of the Capitol Hill Kiwanis Club at the time of his passing.

Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife Kathie; their children and spouses: Brad and Mary Olsen, Lehi; Scott and Nancy Olsen, Salt Lake City; Michelle Olsen, Springfield, VA; Elizabeth and Nathan Frost, Shreveport, LA; Suzanne and Preston Taylor, Port Hueneme, CA; their grandchildren: Ebby, Jack, Anna, Tom, Smith, Will, Matt, and three more due this summer; his brothers and their wives: Noel and Mary Olsen; Stan and Pat Olsen; Richard Olsen; Barry and Carla Olsen; his sister Rebecca Cowden; Steve and Corinne Sorenson; his parents-in-law Alanson and Madeline Mills; brothers and sisters-in-law: David and Lana Mills, Lynda and Mark Simmons, Margaret and Ken Petersen, and John and Barbara Mills; nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless other family and friends.