Alton Brice Olsen, 83, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, July 30, 2014, with his loving wife by his side. The youngest child of Carl Antone and Hazel Louise Madsen Olsen, he was born May 7, 1931, in Milton.
Alton married the love of his life, Patricia Mortenson, on Aug. 26, 1955, and had three girls.
Alton graduated from Morgan High School, where he played basketball and was quarterback on the football team for four years. He was an avid sports person and was on the “Chain Gang” for years. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the “Ruptured Rangers.” He loved to watch the Jazz play. He was an avid bowler and had won many awards. He and Pat also loved to square dance and belonged to a group. Alton and Pat loved to travel to the church history sites.
Alton served in the Korean War from July 15, 1952 to May 26, 1954. He worked for Utah Power and Light and was electrocuted in 1968. He had many heart surgeries and was blind for several years.
He was a handy-man and could fix anything.
The gospel had been an important part of his life. He served in many positions in the LDS Church. He loved singing in the choir. Alton and Pat served a mission to San Bernardino, California.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, and daughters Mitzi (Kirk) Ralphs, Wendy (Robert) Mikesell, and Raquel (Lance) Kuehne; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and one grandson, Colt Brice Ralphs.
Friends called on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan. Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Milton Church, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, with a viewing prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment was be in the Milton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com.