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James Douglas Olesen, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully on March 24,2023 at the age of 80 in the arms of his loving wife and soul mate Connie. He was born on April 25,1942 to Wayne and Margaret Olesen. Jim worked for the Utah Department of Transportation for 35 years. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jim served two stake missions and many other church callings with enthusiasm and diligence.
Jim was best known for his humor, kindness, patience, but most of all, the love he showed to his family. Jim’s passions were hunting, cooking, and especially expressing himself through his artwork. Jim also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening.
Jim leaves behind his best friend, his ally, his eternal mate Connie. Their love was like no other, a love that can only be described as a “fairytale”. From the moment Jim laid eyes on her at that dance 63 years ago at Lagoon, he knew that she would be his wife. They danced all night long and haven’t let go since. Jim and Connie would be celebrating their 63rd anniversary this year, April 27th! They were sealed together for all time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1963. Their love is one that truly stood the test of time.
Jim will be remembered as a kind and generous man who touched the hearts and lives of so many people. We will miss his warm smile, infectious laughter, and unwavering love. His legacy will live on through his family, his art, and the many lives he touched throughout his life. Keep his memory alive and walk in his footsteps because he truly walked in our Savior’s footsteps.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Connie Olesen. Also by his sister Helen Louise Cornet and four cherished children: Casey (Cindy), Cammie Haynes (Markus), Amy Conroy (Dave), Heather Olesen, as well as 11 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. Jim was preceded in death by his brother Thomas Olesen.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday April 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Friends may visit with family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
Interment at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
9:30 - 10:30am (Mountain time)
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
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