Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Gloria Jean Olsen, 72, passed away from pancreatic cancer surrounded by her family on Friday, February 5, 2021 at her home in Brigham City, Utah.
She was born on June 9, 1948 in Logan, Utah, a daughter of Clyde and Donna Draper Fifield.
She was reared and educated in Brigham City, Utah, graduating from Box Elder High School in 1966.
Jeanne married her sweetheart Edward Reed Olsen on January 20, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple on May 5, 1999.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently a member of the Brigham City 14th Ward. She served in many callings her favorite was Young Women's.
Jeanne retired from Box Elder County as the Deputy Clerk in the Recorders Office in Jan of 2021.
She loved to garden, go rock hunting, camping, but her favorite pastime was spending her time with her grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice and Utah Cancer Specialist in Layton for their loving care of our wife and mother. We would like to thank Chad Montgomery and Bonnie Horton for their special visits.
Surviving is her husband, Reed; six children: Kim (Lloyd) Muhlestein; Erica Olsen; Rochelle (Taylor) Knudsen; Hillary (Nick) King; Jeffrey Reed (Whitley) Olsen; Maggie the Dog; 10 grandchildren and four step grandchildren; 8 siblings. Vaughn (Christa) Fifield; Sylvia Norman; Dennis Fifield; Val (Denise) Fifield; Stanley (Sandy) Fifield; Gerald Fifield; Gary (Tina) Fifield; Claudia (David) Dunn and one sister-in-law, Joann Fifield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Darrell Fifield, one sister, Lynette Fifield, two nephews, Zane and Jeremiah Fifield and her favorite horse, Storm.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City, UT. Click this link to view additional details about Gloria Jeanne's Services, including any available live streams: https://my.gather.app/remember/gloria-jeanne-olsen
Viewings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Please wear a mask and distance appropriately for COVID 19.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
"I was saddened about Jeanne passing so early in her life. She always looked so healthy and alive. I knew her before she worked at the court house where I worked too. We both had a love for horses which we had In common. I had the opportunity to work with her and her daughters at the county fair. It has been a enjoyment and pleasure to have worked with Jeanne. "
"Jeanne and I are cousins even born in the same year. I grew up in Fairview, Idaho as an only child while Jeanne grew up in Brigham City. I will always remember the beautiful home, yard, gardens, and fruit trees that we played in when my parents visited there. Our paths parted for many years and we got together later in life, even planned and carried out a cousin's reunion.
May God be with us till we meet again.
Rod and Betti Fifield"
"We are heartbroken to hear about Aunt Jeanne. Scott has great memories of her when he was a boy. Please accept our condolences at this time and know you are all in our prayers.
Scott and Cindy Fifield "
"Larry and I are going to pass on attending the viewing and funeral due to Covid-19, but please know that our hearts go out to Reed and family. Jeanne was a beautiful and delightful person. Our sincere condolences. Beverly King"
"Dear Olsen family,
So sorry to hear of the death of you wife and mother. May God bless all of you and be with you during this time of sorrow."
"My life will forever be blessed for knowing Jeanne. She was such a positive, happy and radiant woman. She is truly a beautiful lady inside and out. She was so full of love for others. I am grateful for her influence and sweet friendship. What a comfort to know that because of the atonement we can overcome death and that families are forever. "
"I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet wife and mother. Jeanne is a dear friend who was always so friendly. I will miss seeing her. ??"
"I so much loved your mother! She was always so kind and loving to me and our family when we moved into the 20th Ward in 1983. Jeff and Hillary were young then, but friends with our children as well. Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you.
Roger and Nancy Sharp"