Warren Lee Olsen, son of Lee Elmo Olsen and Catherine Fletcher and born on 2 August 1921 passed away on 8 October 2021 after 100+ years of life. Warren was born at home in Young Ward, Utah, and raised on the family farm where he learned the value of hard work and honesty. He married Barbara Wood of Logan, Utah on 15 February 1942 and raised 2 sons, Roger and Jeffrey while living in Ogden, Utah after returning from World War II where he was assigned to the 66th Division (Black Panther Division) serving in France with the unit and involved in pushing back the German offense in the Ardennes and other areas. While there Warren was wounded when a German Panzer tank fired on him and a fellow Soldier while they were inspecting communications wire for the unit. His primary unit with the Division was in artillery which continued as a life long partnership through artillery units of the Utah National Guard and retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant and total of 35 years of service. After returning from the war, Warren worked to get his college degree from Weber State College and was building his own home with Barbara on Canyon Road in Ogden. He joined the Bureau of Reclamation and worked a number of projects in the Utah region to include the Willard Dike and Lost Creek reservoir. After a drawdown of the Bureau, Warren was transferred to the then Defense Depot Ogden, also known locally as "2nd Street" and worked there until he was able to retire. He then began a job with the State of Utah working construction projects and eventually took a job with Ogden City Schools driving buses for special events and special needs children. At 87 he left daily employment and continued living in the home that he and Barbara built, raising their sons there. Lifelong members of the Ogden 21st Ward, Warren and Barbara served however asked. Barbara, because of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasis on genealogy, became an excellent genealogist long before automated systems. Her work has served as the foundation for much of the family's online genealogy now available on the Olsen and Wood families. After retirement, Warren would go with his youngest brother Christian on his 18-wheeler round trips from Logan to California and back. He enjoyed the trips because it gave him a chance to get to know his youngest sibling who was quite young when Warren left home to marry and go also to WWII. Warren was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was sealed to Barbara, his lifelong sweetheart, in the Houston Temple. He is survived by his 2 sons, Jeffrey and Roger as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his bride Barbara, parents and 5 siblings. Graveside services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary and will take place Thursday, October 14, 2021 beginning at 3pm in the Smithfield City Cemetery. A viewing will take place from from 1 to 2:30pm at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan. Condolences may be expressed online at www.allenmortuaries.net
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Wednesday, the 25th of August, 2021, William Stanley Richardson, loving husband and father of six children, passed away at his home in Beaverton, Oregon after his 13-year-long battle with cancer. Bill was born in Logan, Utah on February 15, 1948 to Sara Cooley and Stan Richardson. Bill earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University and a master's degree from Arizona State University. His professional career involved designing computer integrated circuits for 23 years at Motorola, Intel and nCube. Bill was one of the founders of nCube, a tech startup specializing in parallel processing. At one time, the nCube machine was considered the fastest supercomputer in the world. After leaving nCube, Bill switched careers and ventured into the wholesale baking industry as an entrepreneur. He spent the next 20 years running a bakery and worked closely with several family members while supplying baked goods to various top-tier retail chains. Known as a hard worker, he put his all into both careers. Bill was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his wife, Kathleen Baldwin Hall, on September 14, 1967 in the Logan Utah Temple. Bill loved serving in the Church and was a bishop (1979-85), stake president (1993-2003) and a temple ordinance worker and sealer (2006-2016). Bill and Kathleen served a mission in the Boston Massachusetts Temple (2017-2018). Baseball was a love of Bill's, starting as a young bat boy for the team his father played on, the Smithfield Blue Soxs. Bill also cried whenever he watched the movie Field of Dreams. He was very studious, achieving nearly straight A's throughout his academic career. Bill skipped the 5th grade and graduated cum laude from Utah State. One of his hobbies was photography, and Bill was a yearbook photographer his senior year at Sky View HS (class of '65). Bill enjoyed playing the guitar and was in a dance band. He taught guitar lessons at Logan Music and Book, where he became more acquainted with his future wife Kathleen. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Stan, his mother, Sara, and brother Randy. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, his six children, Jason, Jeffrey, Joshua, Joseph, Jaime and Jannah, his two sisters and three brothers, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 17140 SW Bany Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007.