Obituaries

Sheldon W. Olsen

Olsensheldon.jpgSheldon Walter Olsen, 31, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Lake Limerick in Shelton, WA. Sheldon was born on October 3, 1980 to Steen Olsen and Carol (Slaugh) Sylvester in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Olsen graduated from Uintah High School in 1999, graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 and also from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 2011. In November of 2002, he married Julie C. Galler in Salt Lake City.
Sheldon worked at the Shelton Walmart Vision Center for six months after graduating from optometry school. He took great pride in starting his profession as a doctor of optometry. Sheldon was a devoted father and husband. He adored his wife, Julie, and his son, Jace. He devoted his life to them. Sheldon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His church assignments included serving as a counselor in a Bishopric. He also served as a Young Men’s President, Ward Mission Leader, and Boy Scout Leader. In his spare time he enjoyed exercising, playing basketball, snowboarding, barbequing, and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife, Julie, Shelton, WA; parents, Paul and Carol Sylvester, Vernal, UT; brothers, Lance (Desiree) Olsen, Orem, UT, Mathew Sylvester, Vernal, UT; sisters, Heidi (Jared) Smith, Orem, UT and Holly Cameron, Gilbert, AZ; grandmother, Inge Olsen, Alpine, UT; four nieces, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He will be missed dearly. We take comfort in knowing our family will be together forever.
He was preceded in death by his father Steen Olsen, grandparents, Ardon and Winnie Evens and grandfathers, Gustav Olsen and Royal Slaugh. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1078 S. McClelland, Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Donations can be made to the Mason County Sheriffs Dept, attn: Dive Team, P.O. Box 1037, Shelton, WA. 98584. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.