Lynn C. Olson

Jan 3, 2013 Staff

Lynn C. Olson, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89 years old.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center at North Fifth West Street and Elizabeth Drive. A viewing will be before the service at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Afton City Cemetery in Afton.

Lynn C. Olson was born April 15, 1923, in Afton, the son of Albert Louis Olson and Helen May (Crook) Olson. He was raised in the Star Valley area and went to school there.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific, where he was involved in building land strips on several islands. When he returned home, he worked in the construction industry for many years. He then worked in the mines at Shirley Basin and Lucky MC in the Gas Hills, retiring in 1986.

He married June Rose Williamson on May 12, 1942, in Evanston. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on Feb. 20, 1965.

Mr. Olson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by his sons, Terry and his wife Polly of Riverton and Rickey and his wife Tina of Superior; daughter Julie of Riverton; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers Virgil and Dallas of Salmon, Idaho; sister Blanch of Brigham City, Utah; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife June; brothers Rex, Ralph and Delos; and sisters Evelyn and Eva.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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