Our beloved mother and grandmother, Leah Olsen Krompel, age 88, passed away Thursday, June 23, in St. George, Utah. Leah was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Ferron, Utah, to Leonard J. and Myrtle Thompson Olsen. She was the youngest of six children. She had a special love and bond with her brother, Dee, who was born with cerebral palsy, teaching him the essential life skills that helped him to live a complete life.
Her greatest joy was serving her family, her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed canning and preserving food for her family. She worked hard at harvesting food from the farm on the old Wellington Road where her children were born and raised. She made sure they were all fed and cared for. She also enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many positions but especially the Primary because of her great love for children.
During the last eight years of Leah’s life, she fought a courageous battle from dementia and congestive heart failure. She was the last survivor of the Olsen family.
She is survived by her children: William D. (Joni), Ricky, Kerry (Damaris), Sherry (Todd) Larsen; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
- A viewing and short funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 28, in the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah.
- The viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. with the service immediately to follow.
- A funeral service in Price, Utah, will be held Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. in the Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 E. Main St., Price, Utah.
- Viewing will from 9-10:45 a.m., prior to services. Interment will be in the Price City Cemetery, Price, Utah.
The family extends their gratitude to the Encompass hospice workers and the Beehive Homes for their caring and service to Leah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.
For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.
Arrangements in Price are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home, Price, Utah.